Sunday, December 29, 2013

Project: I See by Kita Kawan Mah

One day event organized by Kita Kawan Mah at Black Box MAP KL, Publika.
It's about the refugees in Malaysia, and how we should treat them as human too.

I've always been annoyed by people who treated their foreigner house maids, cleaners and constructor workers badly. Some of the employers made their maids to have what they didn't want anymore, like teh ais that they couldn't finish. Some site supervisors never talked nicely to the foreign workers because they thought that 'they will never listen to nice command, so must shout la'.
Well, sometimes they forgot they are humans, too.

And here's what I saw yesterday.

Sunday, December 22, 2013


I've got to know about Dumpwerks at Mari Market yesterday.
Like Geo-Wood, they used junks and salvaged wood to make the furniture and decor items.

I like the diving helmet at the bottom of the shelf!
They made it into lighting. But it's for display only, not for sale. ;P

The rack, the piping light and the bulb plant holder, all by them.


Geo-Wood  by Malaysian designers, which was a college project back then, was quite a success and eventually still going strong. They use salvaged wood and other junks to make necklace, key chain and other decor items.
Geo-Wood is a regular for local handmade markets.
They were in Mari Market @IOI Boulevard organized by Justlife.

 What I got.

 What chenyee bought.

Fy had some too.
Don't you think they are too adorable to resist?
That's how we spent our fortune~

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Japanese crafter -藤居奈菜江 おうち宝箱

藤居奈菜江 おうち宝箱

I saw her work in Isetan Kyoto.
I was fascinated by the art works especially the house series.
Check a little on her work here.

 I contemplated for some times and finally made up my mind to buy this one because there were so many nice ones to choose from.

 Glass surface inside.
The wooden 'roof' is made with sakura.

It can be a jewellery box.
Lovely, isn't it?

Monday, December 9, 2013

Some lovely collection from Kansai trip

I was amazed by handcraft items by the Japanese.
Wooden stuff and pottery, I just couldn't get enough of them.

Lucky I was firmed with this-is-not-a-shopping-trip idea, so I didn't bring back too much items.

Some are for friends and sister, and all of them are with function besides looking good. :)

Monday, December 2, 2013

Hi deer! Nara Park

We were lucky that we had lovely weather to have fun at Nara Park.

We already encountered the deers before we really went into Nara Park to play with them.
Seeing them to cross the road while the cars stopped and waited for them, it was such a cute scene!

Hi deer~!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Toji Temple flea market 东寺弘法市

The popular flea market is held on the 21st of each month at Toji Temple from the early morning hours until around 4.30pm. 

We got ready to cycle there by 8am.
(thanks to Anteroom, we could use the bicycle for a few hours for free!)

We reached Toji in 10 minutes.

A lot of nice things to see!

It's autumn and it's the time to enjoy chestnut!

京都府京都市南区九条町1, 601-8473, Japan

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Hostel 64 Osaka

Like Anteroom, Hostel 64 Osaka was renovated from a retro old building.

It's a cool place and the staffs were very friendly and helpful.
Highly recommended! 

This was taken in front of Family Mart nearby the hostel.

The first thing attracted me in this hostel: the handrail!

 And my favourite corner in the common area.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Music: Anna莊啟馨 《蹲在小丑城》Clown City


我还在期待可以看到她的现场演出和购买她的专辑-Tack (唱片行好像都没在卖)。

Guesthouse Itoya, Kyoto

Our 3rd guesthouse for the trip -Itoya.
I got to know from KL who was also doing research on accommodation in Kyoto.

We thought of staying in tatami style room, hence Itoya as our choice.

It isn't near to any subway but public bus is very convenient.
We bought daily pass for 500yen per day and we can hop on hop off limitless for the day.

Anyway, we had a hard time finding our way to this guesthouse.
My fault for not checking properly upon departure from Nara.
We walked from Niji station (which is very far away!) and after an hour of walking to find 浄福寺通 and asking people for direction, we made it!

 Such a relief when we saw the entrance. *phew*

 The most beautiful corner in the 80-year-old wooden house.

And one more surprise for coffee lover -the pantry is equipped with ground coffee, filter cup and filter paper for hand brew coffee!
That's how I had my coffee fix every morning here. :)

Black & white film.

Guesthouse Itoya, Nishijin Kyoto

202, Arima-cho, Kamigyo-ku, 
Kyoto City, 602-8472, Japan
TEL: +81-75-441-0078

Sunday, November 17, 2013

左京区 Sakyo-ku , Kyoto

I will come back to this place when I come to Kyoto again next time.

Keibunsha Ichijoji Bookstore 惠文社一乘寺店

 Sowgen Cafe.

Kyoto University of Art & Design

An ongoing exhibition in the hall.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto

清水寺,one of the famous temples in Kyoto.

 The most photographed view here.

Canon EOS300, Kodak colorplus 200.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Nijo Castle 二条城,Kyoto

We visited Nijo Castle upon KH's arrival at Kyoto on the same morning, also my second day in Kyoto.
It's very huge that we spent 4 hours to tour the castle.
It's kept very well and it's a UNESCO world heritage site since year 1994.