Monday, July 31, 2017

The Postman comes knocking



Bilodo, a diligent postman who has developed his own super efficient method of sorting mail, and who effortlessly ascends thousands of steps daily, once completing his routine postal rounds and returning to his empty apartment, he will steam open random letters to read before re-sealing them and sending them on the next day. And that is how he comes across Ségolène's letters, and how he gets hooked on haiku… And tanka… And renku… Which will send him to the heights of ecstasy and the depths of despair. And have him discover the meaning of Enso in a déjà vu way.

                                   Swirling like water 
                                            against rugged rocks, 
                                                      time goes around and around

This story is fascnating and funny. But to be honest, the dude Bilodo also comes across as a creeper.


Definitions :

Haiku 
Haiku /’ haiku:/ n. (pl. same) 1 a type of very short Japanese poem, having three parts, usu. 17 syllables, and often about a subject in nature. 2 an imitation of this in another language. [Japanese]
“The principle was actually quite simple: haiku sought to juxtapose the permanent and the ephemeral. A good haiku ideally contained a reference to nature (kigo) or to some reality not uniquely human. Sparing of words, precise, at once complex and subtle, it shunned literary artifice and customary poetic devices such as rhyme and metaphor. The art of haiku was the art of the snapshot, of the detail. It could be about an episode in someone’s life, a memory, a dream, but it was above all a concrete poem, appealing to the senses, not to ideas.”

Enso 
"The Enso circle represented the emptiness of the mind allowing one to attain enlightenment (satori). Having been painted by Zen masters for thousands of years, it prompted a spiritual exercise in meditation on nothingness. The circle, drawn with a single continuous brushstroke –without hesitating, without thinking – was believed to reveal the artist’s state of mind: one could only trace a powerful, well-balanced Enso when one’s mind was clear, free of all thought or intention."

MUJI Hanger

This functional hanger made of weather resistant aluminium with polycarbonate pegs is pretty good to hang my postcards.

Cafe MUJI


At last, get to try the foods at MUJI cafe.

My boy liked his Cheese Baked Butter Curry Chicken rice. As for me, my selection of 4 deli with brown rice tasted ok. Not wow, but not bad at all. I preferred the cold dishes - Orecchiette Pasta and Mushroom Salad in Truffle Ranch Dressing and Hijiki Salad. The Sakura chicken (warm deli) was a bit dried though.

Enjoy watching the Chef preparing the Hokkaido Citrus Panna Cotta with Mixed Berries.
Order your warm and cold deli (Japanese chap chai peng) at the counter.
Hokkaido Matcha Pudding with Kuromitsu Sauce
Selection of 4 Deli
Set consists of 2 Hot Deli and 2 Cold Deli, a choice of White Rice or Bread.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in LEGO Bricks





Starting off as a small exhibition in Japan in 2003, Piece of Peace has now arrived on Singapore’s shores and will be on display from 27 July to 3 September 2017 at the Fort Canning Arts Centre.  Yay!









Town of Luang Prabang @Lao People's Democratic Republic






Lego version of the Bandstand at Singapore Botanic Gardens


Borobudur Temple Compounds @Central Java, Indonesia






Brasilia @Souh America, Brazil




Palace of Westminster @ London


Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's emblematic temple in Barcelona




At the Brick by Brick SG area of the exhibition, visitors are encouraged to use special white LEGO bricks to express what Singapore means to them. This can be added on to a Singapore map as part of a community art project.



Saturday Evening

#acornerofmyroom
Enjoy a relax read with the evening sun shone through 
#oldphoto #whenwewereyounger
This is one of my favourite - taken near a waterfall some where in Malaysia.
#bangkokjam #plazasingapura
My eyes wondered around and saw these red birds .....
#muji
Classic wall CD player

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Suntanning




Our whale shark HAPPY and its buddy leopard are suntanning at the window frame.

What a nice view.

Gundam PG Trans-AM Raiser

Yay! Finally here.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Out of the Box

少女心
Hearts no flowers