Monday, April 16, 2007

Life questions...


Yesterday my cousin's husband's body was found in the wilderness-a weekend hiking that went wrong. It's really sad and I feel so sorry for her. A young child now has also lost a father.
I think of the pain she has been through as things weren't very rosy but I'm sure she never imagined this outcome.
Life is so uncertain. And yet, we just have to live through it-the decisions we make today will impact our many tomorrows. But how do we project into the future to know the best decision to make today?
I guess the answer is to make right decisions in as far as possible. And if we take a wrong turn, we need to find our way back and make the best of it. Just some courage along the way...

"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full" - John 10:10

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Finally a DR in the family....

Every parent in my mum's generation yearns to have a doctor in the family. So, yeah, my mum was the same. She only has one son and she had hopes he will study medicine and become a doctor. My brother used to tell her,"what a boring life, to start and finish your day asking how a person is, where it hurts, etc". That was his perspective of a doctor's life.

Well, finally, her dream is being fulfilled, not in the way she expected...My brother is coming home today after 3 long years of doing his PhD. So he's the family's only Dr! I tried reading his thesis but boy, I think not in a million years can I ever write or produce something like that. So, I'm not the "brilliant" one ok. I just love my craft, singing in the shower and taking silly pictures with my camera....

Friday, April 13, 2007

Paisley designs




In January, I qualified as a Registered Pergamano Teacher, not sure if I'm first in this country! My sis has been saying I should be doing something about it. I don't have time to teach students (also not sure if they can afford the tools - sigh) so I thought perhaps designing cards would be best. I'm not a patient person, so here's one which I made for easter.

Baby Book


A friend of mine had a baby recently. I wanted to make her something but stuggled cos I'm not a baby person. Then I remembered there's some baby rub-ons from my recent trip to the States. So, I got started, and here is the result. It's a book which the mum can add in pictures of her baby, add her own comments, etc. There's 12 pages in total and 6 tags which can hold additional pictures. I had a lot of fun doing it.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

An Inconvenient Truth

Earlier this evening, 2 friends and I decided to watch Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. I wasn't too keen on the movie but I thought yeah, why not. I thought I would be a little bored, I mean how can information on global warming be all that interesting! Well, I ended up enjoying the show - and of course, the popcorn - yummy!
I think the facts are clear that due to increased population and the stress we have inflicted on the environment, global warming is worsening. There were many evidences mentioned in the movie, of particular, the changing weather the world is facing - extreme heat, hurricanes, typhoons, tornadoes and the melting of the Artic and Antartic.
Yes, I personally experienced the extremely hot summer of 2005 in Europe - many folks died in France, UK and Netherlands, they were just not prepared for the heat. In my visit to NZ last year, the weather was really odd as well - in fact here at home, we are seeing thunderstorms so bad unlike before. So, yeah, I'm convinced.
It is mentioned that as the ice melts, this could mean a 20 feet rise in overall sea levels - it will flood many places near the coasts. Many cities which are densely populated such as Shanghai, Beijing, New York, etc will be affected and this could cause many to be homeless, not to mention the damage such floods would bring.
I reckon everyone needs to see this movie to learn what the effects of global warming and how to be responsible to protect the world we live in. A quote at the end of the movie sums it all, "If we believe, then we have to move our feet". No sitting on the fence, no waiting nor denying our ability to make a difference.
For more information, visit www.climatecrisis.net

Travel Pic Question...


Can anyone guess where this pic was taken - which city?

10 April


Hi. Finally managed to sort out my browser settings to allow posting again. Yesterday I visited the Performing Arts theatre. It was an eye opener - hearing the founder share about how the theatre started makes me ponder about success. I guess it is not about how much money one makes but about how one can make their dreams a reality. Well, I'm passionate about craft - so what dreams do I have about it? I don't know.....

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Introduction

Hi - I'm new to blogging. Have read lots of blogs before - just created my own today. I'm a huge craft fan, love to create new things every day. Wish I have more hours in a day! Will post more later...
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