Wednesday, March 25, 2009


I have something up in plans for April.

I look at the rail map, I give up.

To go or not to go.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sew Me

I love collage art. It's fun artistic mess of different materials, patterns and textures put together. I just love it.

Basic collage lesson for a 3.5 yr old.

I've been busy myself.

MY FIRST SCREENPRINT!! Done by hand on natural canvas, and sewn into a bag. Lunch bag, shopping bag, anything!

Speaking of sewing, Annabella, Jacqueline Jacobs and her partner came over after dinner two weeks ago and we all got excited about crafting and sewing quilts. We even plan a massive project involving all Convent girls of Class 97 to make one piece of quilt and then eventually they will be joined and sewn into a giant quilt! Gosh, it sounds like a lot of work and headache already. But I'm sure it'll be worth it.

Must dream big to achieve big right?

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Life is Fragile

Lately, I've been thinking about diseases and death (Insurance company would LUUUUURVE to see me).

The human body is so strong yet so fragile. What makes some recover so well from a life-threatening disease, and what makes some succumb to a harmless ailment, just like that. Is it destiny? When it's time, it's time? Does one die in order for others to live? Like a celestial agreement and contract you have signed? It's always been a mystery and I'm always intrigued by this.

When will I die, and how.

I find myself browsing through obituaries lately. I look out for their ages. 57, 63, 81, 56, 61, 57. Are our life expectancy getting shorter? Is it a good thing perhaps?

I think pain makes you think about dying. I have an friggin' ulcer AT THE TIP OF MY TONGUE. TIP OK. Where it's packed with nerves. When I speak, when I eat, when I try to dislodge a piece of food deep inside my mouth ( my tongue is my favourite toothpick sometimes), I want to die.

And since we're at the topic of pain and death and natural calamity, this is a photo poster that won me second prize in a recent contest organized by the agency that funds my research institute where I work.

I hope that doesn't happen. *touch wood choi choi choi*

So, to celebrate life and its glory, I shall make to go shopping with my prize vouchers. Woo hoo!