April 2008


Doodling...

I was trying to draw/copy down some pictures/ideas for rubber stamp carving before going to bed last night. But I realised I just can’t draw well, not even when the item is right in front of me! Need to doodle more….at least till I can draw out what I have in mind. 😉

昨晚臨睡前,試著畫/抄下一些圖案,準備刻橡皮章時可以用得上. 但是我發現,我的畫畫功力實在差強人意. 就算物品擺在面前,我也畫不好! 真糟糕!! 看來必須多隨意”塗鴉”,才有可能會進步. 也才有希望畫出我腦海裡的東西. 😉

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I was reading the Sunday papers when I came across this article. It was written by a thyroid cancer survivor. She mentioned: “My experience made me sit up and listen to my inner voice. I am closer to knowing who I am and what I want to do in my life.” She’s now in the midst of trying to start her own business and wants to wake up to each new day with a purpose. “Seize the day! For there may not be a tomorrow” was the last sentence in the article.

Reading this reminds me of the scare I had a couple of years ago. The worry I had while waiting for all the test results and the fear of being diagnosed with cancer – something that one will not understand unless one have been through it. Till now, I am still in fear (not constantly though) and always try to avoid watching tv programs which talks about cancer. Hearing those heart-wrenching stories just makes me feel super lousy and the fear will start surfacing again. But I guess having this experience really forces me to look at the kind of life that I have. Nowadays, I just try to do what I want/love to – simple things like – enjoying a hot drink with a good book, buying zakka items and magazines that I like (within my financial ability), walking in the park while breathing in the morning fresh air, etc. Simple life but loads of happiness! And I totally agree to this – Seize the day! For there may not be a tomorrow. 😀

在翻閱星期天的報紙時,我看到了這篇文章. 那是由一位甲状腺癌癥康復者所寫的,而她現在正嘗試開拓自己的事業. 她在文章裡提到(大意): “這次的經歷使我重新思考自己的人生. 現在的我,更清楚自己是誰,自己要些什麼. 把握今天! 因為明天未必存在”.

看了這篇文章使我想起好几年前的經歷. 那時懷疑自己得了癌癥. 在等待檢驗結果時,那種著急和害怕真的非筆墨能形容. 如果不是親生經歷,是很難去體會和瞭解的. 其實到現在,我還是會有些許的擔心,所以常避免觀看跟癌癥有關的節目. 但自從這件事之後,我開始瞭解什麼是活在當下,要做自己喜歡的事. 例如一杯咖啡加一本好書來度過午後時光, 或是買買喜歡的雜貨. 簡單也可以很美. 而且我完全同意這句話-把握今天! 因為明天未必存在. 😀

I was on medical leave for one and a half days. Took this opportunity to watch “Ratatouille”.

我休了一天半的病假. 乘此機會,看了”料理鼠王”.

Ratatouille

The show wasn’t as good as I expected but the animations were really wonderful. Loved Remy the rat and his pal, Linguini! 🙂

戲沒有想像中好看,但是動畫真的很棒. 尤其喜歡小老鼠Remy和年輕廚師Linguini! 🙂

BreadTalk

Also bought some bread from BreadTalk (a local bakery), so that there’s something to munch when I get hungry. There’s a lot of stuff that I can’t eat at the moment due to a swelling throat, but I guess bread is one of the safe food. Clockwise from top left : Cranberry Rye Bread, Coffee & Cream Cake, Sakura Steamed Cake, Orange & Mango Cupcake.

因為喉嚨不舒服,很多東西都不能吃. 不過麵包應該蠻安全的,所以到”麵包物語”買了些特別的麵包來填飽肚子.
上排左起: 小紅莓裸麥麵包, 咖啡奶油蛋糕.
下排左起: 櫻花蒸糕, 橙與芒果小杯蛋糕.

The Health Book For Busy With Work Person

Started reading this book a few days ago. It talks about the common illnesses among office workers such as gastric, migraine, reflux, constipation, etc. Guess it’s good for me to know more about all these and start taking precautions. (ISBN No.: 978-986-7300-53-9)

最近開始閱讀這本”給忘我工作者的健康書”. 書裡談了許多關於辦公室工作者常有的疾病,像是胃病,偏頭痛,胃酸逆流,便秘,等等. 我想,多瞭解這些疾病對我這朝九晚五的辦公室人,會有一定的幫助. (ISBN No.: 978-986-7300-53-9)

Wood Would HIP Card

I’m officially Wood Would’s Highly Important Person and will enjoy discount whenever I buy zakka goodies!! 🙂 But it’s only valid for a year….I thought it would be longer than that. A slight slight disappointment here.

Wood Would 的雜貨優惠卡,以後買雜貨就能享有折扣. 🙂 但是有效期只是一年,似乎短了些. 有小小的失望.

Miscellaneous Cuties!

Some surprise finds last week which burnt a big hole in my pocket. But I’m all smiles the whole day seeing these cuties!! Hehe!! 😀

無意間找到的寶物的確會使人快樂一整天, 不過可憐的口袋就破了個大洞. 嘻嘻!! 😀

Speedball Carving Tools

What’s more, I received this rubber stamp carving tool in the mail and was absolutely delighted! Finally a proper tool! But may take a while before I can try this out since I need to spend more time on my exam notes.

也收到美國格友的禮物 – 雕刻刀, 真的超開心!! 希望快點有機會使用它.
不過這可能有點難, 因為現在必須多花些時間和精神在考試上.
雕刻刀, 你等我唷!!

Little House

Sailing Ship

Been quite productive for the past few days but wasn’t quite satisfied with the stamps carved. Just don’t seem to be working too well with my hands. I’m wondering if it has anything to do with the reflux thingy that is acting up again recently……
Anyway, I tried using Artnic inkpads with the Speedball carving block this round. True enough, it proved to be much better than Versacolor. No more Versacolor inkpads from now on. 🙂

最近的行動力蠻強的,但是對於刻出來的章卻不是很滿意. 不知道成品的好壞是不是跟我的病情有關.
小屋與船沒花多少時間就刻完了. 這回我把Artnic印泥用在Speedball橡皮擦上,效果真的比Versacolor好. 看來以後我會向Versacolor印泥說再見了. 🙂

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