Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Junk? No More

What do you do with these promotional pamphlets/catalogues that you receive in the mail from credit card companies/shopping malls? For me, I would normally dispose them immediately without second thoughts.

But recently I found a way of putting these junk mails to good use - turn them into mini Sudoku puzzle books!

You see, I have been collecting quite alot of Sudoku puzzles from newspapers & magazines but over time, these loose pieces of cut-outs are getting a little out of hand and are becoming quite a mess, lying all over the place. So what I did was to paste all these puzzle cut-outs in a pamphlet.

For a sturdier 'book' cover, I taped a thicker piece of cardboard over it (I used one of those thick shopping catalogue covers).

So now I have a mini Suduko puzzle book which I can carry with me wherever I go! :)

Sunday, April 25, 2010


The blue's almost gone as mum's on the mend & her bruises are slowly receding.

As promised, I'd like to introduce you to this black & white dog.

The dog was sewn from this pair of gloves I bought from Daiso.

I did tweak it a bit by re-sewing the nose a little higher and now I think it looks more like a dog as opposed to that weasel-like look in the previous post's photo, don't you think?

Ah, this dog likes to goof around with his pair of over-sized gloves.

Anyway, remember if you have any gloves/socks (clean ones, that is) that you no longer wish to wear or if the colours don't fit, please don't throw them away. You can always turn them into cute little glove/sock dolls! :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Blue . Black . White

These are the colours of the past week.

Mum fell down last Thursday. She tripped on her loosely fold-up pants edge, fell and hit her forehead against a chair. She got a bump on her forehead almost immediately. A day later, the area around her eyes were bruised. Poor mum. Thank goodness there was no serious damage. But now she looks a little like this:

I was not too well either, kept getting gastric pains on & off throughout the early week. The only consolation was that this time round, the gastric attacks were not as intense & I did not curl up in bed like a shrimp.

On a happier note, I got to watch some of my favourite 粵語長片.

By the way, I'll introduce the dog featured above in my next post when I have a little more time to write and take pictures. Also wanted to tweak it a little as I don't quite like how it looks now. In the meantime, I hope to have a more cheerful & peaceful week ahead.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


This morning a white kitten ended up outside my home, hiding between 2 empty flower pots.

Ha ha...It's quite amazing actually cos in order to end up outside my doorstep (I live quite high up in a block), the kitten would have either climbed many flights of stairs or taken the lift! Anyway it was there for only about 5 minutes before my neighbour chased it away since it was meowing quite loudly.

Just a little 'excitement' on an otherwise normal Sunday morning.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


From Wikipedia: "Introversion is "the state of or tendency toward being wholly or predominantly concerned with and interested in one's own mental life".[3] Introverts tend to be more reserved and less outspoken in large groups. They often take pleasure in solitary activities such as reading, writing, drawing, and using computers."

Clam speaks:

That's me. I am an introvert.

I prefer less social activities & enjoy spending time at home alone engaged in solo activities like reading, crafting or daydreaming.

So, if at times I did not accept your invitations to dinner, gathering, or whatsoever, it's not because I do not enjoy your company.

It's just this clam in me that's acting up again.

Clam has spoken and is now off to enjoy its solitude.