Hammi ~ The Loving Mouse

June 6th, 2007

I bought a 3D animal beadwork book 2 weeks ago. For that reason, i loved to bead 3D animal recently. Here is the latest animal that i did, Hammi. The name was given by one of my favourite beader, TheLoneBeader. Hammi is a Loving Mouse, don’t you see he is carrying a piece of love shape crystal? :)

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I would like to bead a series of animals collection, especially the 12 Chinese Zodiac. So far, i only beaded Monkey, Dog, Pig and rat.

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Image: Side view of Hammi.

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Image: Back view of Hammi.

[reference: Wikipedia] Being the first sign of the Chinese zodiac, rats are leaders, pioneers and conquerors. They are charming, passionate, charismatic, practical and hardworking. Rat people are endowed with great leadership skills and are perhaps the most organized and systematic of the twelve signs. Intelligent and cunning at the same time, rats are highly ambitious and strong-willed people who are keen and unapologetic promoters of their own agendas, which often include money and power. They are energetic and versatile and can usually find their way around obstacles, and adapt to various environments easily. A rat’s natural charm and sharp demeanor make it an appealing friend for almost anyone, but rats are usually highly exclusive and selective when choosing friends and so often have only a few very close friends whom they trust.


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My Condominium is ready for occupancy, Hooray !!!

June 5th, 2007

Sorry for unable to update my blog for the past few days. It were busy and exciting days. Hooray, after one and half year of waiting, my condomimium is ready for occupancy. I went to my future home to check every single corner just to make sure that no parts of the facilities were left out and the finishing is in good conditions. Luckily, there are only 2 minor complaints: The lock of the sliding door is faulty and one piece of wall tiles is broken.

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Image: Overview of the condominium

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Image: Swimming pool and basketball court viewed from living room.

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Image (left to right): KL view from car park and 1 minute walking distance to the ABANDONED LRT station.

By the time i wanted to make the booking, I was told by the salesman that the LRT station will be Expected to be completed in mid of 2007…..Bullshit :P

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Image (left to right): living room + dining room and kitchen.

Well, i felt glad that the finishing of the house did not disappointed me. The built quality of door is excellent. See pictures below.

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Images: Some common facilities of a typical condominium like BBQ pit, gymnasium room, multipurpose hall, security access, minimart…etc

It’s time for me to plan how would be the look for my future home. I bought a few interior design books, i went to IKEA and Lorenzo to get some ideas how to renovate my living rooms, kitchen and bedroom……..with limited budget :P

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Oh my goodness, i have to work harder from now onwards !


Little Hamster

May 26th, 2007

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Hi, i’m a little hamster. I don’t have a name yet, can you suggest a nice name to me? My name is Pikachan (Thanks kuanhoong).

If you like me, you can download my Wallpaper (file size: 1.03 Mb) using this link (right click and Save Target As): Little Hamster Wallpaper (Size 1024×768) Would appreciate if you could leave your footprint at the comment field oh~!!!

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I accidentally found this –> Digg Malaysia

May 25th, 2007

I’ve heard of bloggers discuss about the Digg.com. For those who is non-IT savvy (like me), here is the definition of Digg.com:

What is Digg?

Digg is a user driven social content website. Ok, so what the heck does that mean? Well, everything on Digg is submitted by our community (that would be you). After you submit content, other people read your submission and Digg what they like best. If your story rocks and receives enough Diggs, it is promoted to the front page for the millions of visitors to see.

What can you do as a Digg user? Lots. Every person can digg (help promote), bury (help remove spam), and comment on stories… you can even Digg and bury comments you like or dislike. Digg also allows you to track your friends’ activity throughout the site – want to share a video or news story with a friend? Digg it!

Due to my curiosity, i typed the url www.digg.com.my in my browser and found this:

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Image: A screenshot of www.Digg.com.my

Wow, not sure if Digg.com will try to seek legal action towards Digg Malaysia. Good luck to Digg.com.my ! :P


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Laozhabor’s Rap

May 24th, 2007

For those who have watched the movie Just Follow Law, i guess you would miss the actor, Lao Zha Bor.

*Lao Zha Bor is Hokkien meaning old woman.

I will become a Lao Zha Bor as well in future. I’m quite impressed with her because she has a blog, moreover, she can RAP too!

Her blog is kinda funny. If you have time to spare, do pay a visit to LaoZhaBor.blogspot.com

Yo!Yo! check this out bro!

[Thanks EricTan]

My favourite Blogger List – Sabahan.com

May 24th, 2007

I have seen lots of Freebies over the internet, but it is hardly to see any blogger who is willing to give away Free Hosting for life to his/her readers. www.Sabahan.com is currently running a contect with the above mentioned prize.

How it works? To participate in the contest, write a review of Sabahan.com and post it to your blog. For every five entries received by Sabahan.com, one winner will be selected at random to win a free domain name. For every 5 entries 1 person will be picked at random to receive a FREE DOMAIN NAME. Then everytime there are 5 free domain winners Sabahan.com will choose 1 of the 5 to receive free hosting for life. Go to Sabahan.com and check out the details.

Sabahan is the native or inhabitant of Sabah, a state in east Malaysia. The owner of the blog is a Sabahan too. The gentleman is called Gaman. Sabahan.com was brought into existence because Gaman wanted to share his interests in areas such as computers, the Internet, technology, Internet marketing and other stuff. He would also like to share the tips and to help other Internet marketers or bloggers to make money on the Internet. Well, to a blogger who is non-IT savvy, i would highly recommend you to visit Sabahan.com.

Below are some of the posts which i have bookmarked for easy reference:

How to Attract Traffic and Get Some Activity Going In Your Blog

12 Tips to Increase Traffic to Your Blog

Optimize your wordpress blog search engine ranking with these plugins

7 essential Title tag strategies that improve your search engine ranking

5 Tips to Make Your Blog Stickier

Sabahan.com has a Google PageRank of 5 currently. In case you do not know what PageRank is, read here:

An Introduction to Google PageRank

Whatabout the keyword SABAHAN in google search? Yes, Sabahan.com is rank #1 at first page too.

See? A smart guy… :)



Mystic Black Earring

May 21st, 2007

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Beading Materials

Swarovski 5mm 5301 Bicone: Jet x 6 pcs, Black Diamond x 6 pcs, Crystal AB x 6 pcs

Swarovski 13mm Tear Drop: Jet x 2 pcs

Findings

Ear Wires, 7mm Jump Rings, 5mm Jump Ring, Head Pins, Small Chain

Step 1: Slide one 5mm Bicone Jet onto a Head Pin. Make a simple jewelry loop.

Step 2: Repeat step 1 for: 5 pcs of Jet, 6 pcs of Black Diamond and 6 pcs of Crystal AB.

Step 3: Open a 7mm Jump Ring. Attach the loop of Ear Wire and one end of 4cm Small Chain to the Jump Ring. Close the Jump Ring.

Step 4: Open the loop of the Jet (2 pcs), Black Diamond (2pcs) and Crystal AB (2 pcs) and attach them to the 7mm Jump Ring as shown in the picture above. Close all the loops.

Step 5: Open the loop of the Jet (1 pcs), Black Diamond (1pcs) and Crystal AB (1 pcs) and attach them to the Small Chain. Close all the loops.

Step 6: Open a 5mm Jump Ring, attach it with a pcs of 11mm Tear Drop and the other end of Small Chain.

Step 7: Repeat Step 3-6 for the other earring.


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DESIGN CONTEST. 2007 by Swarovski Elements

May 17th, 2007

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Here is a good news for all the beading enthusiasts.

CREATE your STYLE with CRYSTALLIZED – Swarovski Elements
invites you to participate in the Design Contest 2007

Professionals, Amateurs and Students are encouraged to celebrate their own personal style by submitting designs into one or more of the following groups: Jewelry, Accessories, Home Decor or Paper Crafts.

Leading industry experts will serve as a jury and will select semi-finalists, finalists and winners.

ELIGIBILITY

All designs must be new, original and not available for sale and must not have won any previous contests.

Contestants should choose to be assigned to one of the following categories – Professional, Amateur or Student

Awards:
Professional Category
1st place – Trip to Wattens, Austria
2nd place – $3,500 Gift Certificate to towards CRYSTALLIZED – Swarovski Elements
3rd place – $2,000 Gift Certificate to towards CRYSTALLIZED – Swarovski Elements

Amateur Category
1st place – Trip to Wattens, Austria
2nd place – $3,500 Gift Certificate to towards CRYSTALLIZED – Swarovski Elements
3rd place – $2,000 Gift Certificate to towards CRYSTALLIZED – Swarovski Elements

Student Category
1st place – $5,000 towards tuition
2nd place – $2,500 towards tuition
3rd place – $1,000 towards tuition

Please click here for timeline, eligibility and application form.

Wow, look at the awards….it is quite attractive. I’m sure Swarovski is going to receive tons of entry forms. What is the chances of getting Top 3?? Hmmmm……may be i would give it a try, why not? How about you?

Please leave your comment if you would like to participate in this contest.


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My Lovely Doggie ~ Doo Doo

May 15th, 2007
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” Hi, my name is Doo Doo. I am a 2-year-old male Shih-Tzu. My birthday is 5th May. I am a dog of naughty and jealous character. I like Cesar and Egg Tart. I want to have many friends in the world. So please send me your pictures to my mum’s email… :P

During the 2-year-old birthday celebration of Doo Doo, i made this Crystal Doggie for him. Does the Crystal Doggie looks like Doo Doo? :)

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Image: Birthday present for my lovely Doo Doo

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I snapped the picture of Doo Doo when he was at age 1. He looks tiring and thirsty after the chasing game with me. He is so cute ~~~!! I love him very much :)

Season Color

May 11th, 2007

Hmmm, it has been some time i didn’t create a colorful Earring. Whenever i’m running out of idea to create new design, i will spend some time ‘loitering’ around in shopping complex like Mid Valley to ‘steal’ other people’s design :P

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I was attracted by a pairs of colorful dangling earring located at the ground floor of Mid Valley. When i reached home, i quickly took out my tools and started my beadwork.


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The most eye catching part of this earring is the 5mm Light Siam (red) Bicone. The pearl on top of it is Light Blue 4mm Swarovski Pearl whereby a 4mm Aquamarine is sitting below.

The 2 pieces bicone adjacent to the 4mm Aquamarine are 3mm Light Amethyst. The rest are 4mm Indicolite, 4mm Light Colorado Topaz, 3mm Light Colorado Topaz and 4mm Light Blue Pearl.

I named it as: Season Color :) Hope you all like it !