Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Just Because Cards

Cards I made for my sister. She graduated from The School of ACTS on the 11th November 2012. And she asked me to make few cards to give her friends. So here is what I came up in the short time and the little material I had here in KL. I would also like to congratulate her on her Graduation.

CONGRATS BINNY...!!




Friday, 9 November 2012

POPULAR IS NEW IN TOWN


I was drawn to the crafting world by my mentors and friends. It's interesting to know how the art of making simple cards and sending greetings across has now become a huge industry. It's not just about the message or the greeting anymore. Now this field has a new set of vocabulary like patterned papers, embellishments, blings, glitters, various inks, Washi tapes, big shot, Cricut and so on and has taken the world of scrapbooking into a different dimension (of course for GOOD!!)

Well, it is so easy to find these materials in USA, England and Australia at affordable prices with a wide variety to choose from while the crafters here in Malaysia face the scarcity of such perks. They either look for materials in local stationery stores or order stuff online which could be expensive.

While digging for some stuff I found many Malaysian bloggers with same interest and also links to where I can get these things so, I have decided to check out these few craft stores in and around KL. Apart from these craft supplies/scrapbooking stores, the hot cake seller is our beloved POPULAR BOOK STORE. I go there rather frequent - only because I love stationery, books and magazines. But lately I noticed they have ventured into the "art/craft" market. If you happen to be there don't forget to check out their Art and Craft Section. They have a lot to offer at affordable prices.


Craft Supplies at Popular Book Stores
Craft Supplies at Popular Book Stores

So, will you be making your own handmade cards this season?

Optimus On The Go


Recently we took a weekend trip to Penang. On the way back we halted at the R&R at Tapah, Perak. The one on the North-South Expressway. Well while looking around for some coffee in such a huge place - LOOK WHAT WE FOUND...!!!



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Thursday, 8 November 2012

Baby Lukas' Full Month / Full Moon Celebration in KL

I can't say "recently", as this was last month. But yeah we celebrated Baby Lukas' Full Moon. It was on the 6th of October. However, friends and family got together to celebrate on 7th as it was a Sunday. 


Full Moon (Man Yue) is a Chinese custom that celebrates the baby's first month. Lukas' Poh-Poh (grandma), Gung-Gung (grandpa), Gu-Gu (aunt), Gu Fu (uncle) and Jie Jie (cus Sis) flew all the way from Sibu and his cus aunt flew from Kuching to celebrate God's goodness and faithfulness with us. We had a table booked at Tai Thong: Imperial City Restaurant in Cheras for a family dinner on the 6th. We were a bit late due to traffic jam and were so hungry that we actually forgot to take pictures of the food served. 

Family picture at Tai Thong Restaurant



Since my mom's house in KL can't accommodate many people at the same time so hubby and I decided to have an "open-house" on Sunday. I guess it was a good idea since we got to meet and catch up with friends and church members at a deeper level. The only drawback was that it was tiring. 

The night before the full moon day my sis Binny and sis-in-law Jen Lin stayed up late to put up the balloons and the banner that I had handmade. Thank you both for helping out. Here are the busy beeee....s 

Oh! my grandma who is 81 and little Phoebe (2 years old) also helped to blow the balloons.


Grandma helping with deco..

BeBe with balloon..

The "open house" - our doors were opened from 12 PM till mid-night. Friends and family visited us and baby Lukas from as near as the same taman and as far as Kuching and Sibu. Thank you all for coming and participating in our joy.

 In the evening we had planned a surprise birthday dinner for my mom as she was turning 50. It all went well. The guests were wonderful - my mom was thoroughly surprised - she had no idea of us cooking up something.


50th birthday celebration with grand son

 





 





Last but not the least -  here are the ang pows and gifts baby Lukas received. Thank you all for being such a blessing to Lukas and us.


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Penang Skyline



A million Dollar view from our apartment in Penang.




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