Friday, January 30, 2015

The Storied Life of A.J.Fikry

A funny story of a weird, hard-to-please bookseller  of a fictional persnickety little bookstore Island Books on Alice Island.

Is there an Alice Island ? Nope.

Like the slogan "No man is an island; every book is a world".

"A town isn't a town without a bookstore" ` Neil Gaiman in American Gods

Lambiase is a police officer in Alice Island

Monday, January 26, 2015

Thru The Lens

Thru an antique Seagull (海鸥) twin-lens reflex camera.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Mona Lisa

Besides the workshop, we also have a sneak peek of the “Leonardo da Vinci’s 'Earlier Mona Lisa'”, save the $20 ticket charge.

Hihi! Not bad ya.

It reminds me there is Da Vinci: Shaping The future exhibit at ArtScience Museum which will run till May 2015.  Highly recommended by my sis and friends, I should go visit one day.

Jap Stab Binding

A Bookbinding Cause : Exposed Japanese Stab Binding Workshop @ The Arts House, 2 to 7pm

Having fun learning the craft, though fingers aching afterwards as I have to use quite a bit of milk power to pull the needle through the holes. ^-^

The Lecturer is Ian, The Thistle Bindery

Produced two notebooks - one softcover and one hardcover.
This is called KangXi 康熙 binding. Interesting.....

Going to sign up the other bookbinding workshops, especially the Coptic Binding which is the most difficult to make.  Challenging!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

@ Plaza Sing

 There is this new gift and lifestyle concept store MonoYono selling some well-designed, puts-a-smile-on-your-face stuff that are fun to own. Besides vintage-style typewriters and clocks, also  can find the magnificent collection of  Kate Spade Stationery from NY over here.
 Wow! Saw this cool Monster 24K DJ headphone on display at the ground floor. Guest it must have cost a bomb.

Gangnam Blues ? Not Gangnam style ?

Watched 2 movies at one go - first BlackHat, then The Theory of Everything. Plan to watch Taken3 and Parasyte Part 1 the next night.

Monday, January 12, 2015

ITE Central

Last Friday, with ample time idling, hanging around while waiting for my incredible who was taking his interview cum admission drawing test at the beautiful ITE HQ, I took this series of B&W images using my favourite mobile app PowerCam.

The slicing effects were done in Photoshop, of course.

Received the good news this morning.  His application is successful.  Hooray !!!  Classes starting this coming Thursday.  So excited for him, from boy to teenager now.

My own doodling while waiting at one of the classroom ^-^
Still acceptable ? Never draw for so many many years.
Nice project work by student

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Unicorn Gundam RX-0 Perfect grade

My incredible bought this set last Saturday.  We drooled over it the very moment we saw it.
NICE !!!

Friday, January 2, 2015