Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Kreativ Award

Fantastic! Thank you Doda for the award. I never thought of myself as a 'kreativ' blogger. I just keep on trying to make the stuff I create to top the last one I just did. Things can only get better. Woo hoo! Happy happy joy joy! Right, I am to list out 7 things I love and the 7 people this award will go to...

I quite like how Doda did her layout so I'm gonna follow suit.

I love... (in no particular order)

My sense of sight and touch, without them I wouldn't be able to see the beautiful colours and feel the wide variety of textures, especially papers, with my finger tips; the feel of stroking my cats; the warmth of holding hands.

My country. I get to... ride a sports bike on full throttle legally, being a certified scuba diver, a former aikidokai, and a jungle hasher (so far) all the above in my own back yard. I love the greenery, great place to retire, peace and quiet, no taxation, and Singapore is only a two hours plane ride away if I need a change of pace and visit friends overseas.

How fortunate I am. Very grateful for all the good that had come and is coming my way.

My Sweetie. 'Nuff said.

Very good chocolate.

Stop-motion animation. I absolutely adore stop-motion animation. My whole dvd collection is on stop-motion. The amount of time to shoot something frame by frame, let alone a movie length. Moving the models a fraction at a time. Blood sweat and tears but the results are fantastic. First stop-motion was the claymation Morph, it made an impression on me. I thought he was absolutely adorable! (may Tony Hart rest in peace) I didn't know what that kind of animation was called back then. Then I saw an american version in the form of Gumby. I knew of Aardman Animations from Creature Comforts, for English when I was in year 9 in school, now they're famous for Wallace and Gromit which I gladly watch over and over again. In art school, I was introduced to the surrealist works from the likes of Jan Švankmajer and The Brothers Quay. I was blown away. Right now, I'm trying to get copies of all their works. Then there are the main stream ones such as The Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride that everybody knows... right? I used to make models and storyboards with the intention of doing stop-motion animation while in art school... damn, I was such a wallflower... Maybe it was meant to be... Who knows... Not too sure if I do have the patience to make one, it's very challenging, but I do know I absolutely love watching them and I appreciate those who took the time to do it.

I can't think of a 7th one... I'll come back to that later...

The Award now goes to...

I really admire her work, there are no words to describe how I feel about her creations. How I look forward to the day when I can meet her in person. I'll probably have stars in my eyes...

Shayne and Kelly

These guys go together, so much fun to read their crafty adventures and they live at opposite ends of the States.

Dang and Blast!

I have yet to find out her real name. But I like her.


I love her books. She specializes in historic leather bindings, I'm seeing books which I've never seen before, and she recreates them like a forensic scientist.


When she has a knife and paper in hand, a magic kingdom appears.


She was a scuba diver turned baker. I love the little fondant decoration she does. Will be ordering soon!


This is one cool lady.


  1. Hey I am STILL a scuba diver *lol* baking is my past time while I'm dry :P Thanks for the award *hehe*

  2. So great to read these bits about yourself! Thanks so much for sharing the award with me :-)

  3. Wow! Thanks so much for the award -- so sweet of you.

    It's very flattering to see the company we keep -- wonderful links you have here!

  4. Thank you SO much!! I'm flattered beyond words.

  5. CL: Does that mean you have an off baking season too? You're welcome Caroline.

    Rhonda: The pleasure is mine Rhonda.

    Kelly: You're welcome Kelly, I'm flattered ;-)

    Cathe: You're one great lady.

  6. Rozi ... yes yes, when I'm off diving :P and next year must make sure I"m off one week during CNY. *hehe*

  7. Hello Rozy, thank you so much for the award and your kind words! I'll give you a yell when I'm about to get close to where you are although I think this might still take some time :) BTW, I got the same award from Diane and it seems she follows different rules ... ? Never mind :)

  8. ... Rozi ... I just left a comment but now I don't see it - is it awaiting moderation?

  9. Yes Astrid, I put moderation on so I don't miss any comments. You're welcome for the award. See, everybody loves you! Doesn't matter about the rules, hehehe... You're more than welcome to stay at my place if you happen to be in Asia. Happy to take you around, we can go into the jungle and go for a canopy walk to see what it's like amongst the trees!


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