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Monday, December 20, 2010

2010 _ 2011

What about 2010?

1. I made a great decision to leave Singapore, and back to Malaysia.
2. I had a big conflicts with my lovely god brother, and now we don't even talk and contact at all.
3. I visited Japan, Hokkaido finally. That is my biggest & longest travel accomplishment til today.
4. I picked back my driving skill and now I can drive freely.
5. I found my love and now I'm really happy.

What about 2011?

2. Earn more money?
3. Love more.
4. Treasure my family more.
5. Take more photos by travelling more!

Happy Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2011!!!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Innovative food!

As mentioned in my earlier post, i went "back" to Singapore 2 weeks ago, to attend a 2 days 2 nights training from bulthaup. on the last day of training, there is a cocktail organized for us, and also open to guests. bulthaup invited chefs from one of the restaurant located at Dempsey Hill - Tippling Club. Oh well, their food is very innovative! fine dining style but you can feel the difference! well, pictures speak a thousand words.. please check out below!

Good looking chefs ;p

Bacon + half boiled egg.. yummy!

This "tabung uji" contains tomato juice and they added dry ice
Food preparing & tasting on bulthaup kitchen

They say the red color bubbles liquid is made from purple color cabbage.. :D

Tuna on sardine can..

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thank you, Singapore

Tomorrow i'm going "back" to Singapore with my new colleagues, for 2 days training. This will be a very tight trip, have to go to airport tomorrow after work, and start our training from Thursday early morning til evening, and same for Friday. On Friday night, we will have to pack our stuff and back to KL again.

"BACK" to Singapore, i have some very weird feeling about this trip. Not sure what is that feeling, and couldn't describe. That is a country where i spend my 8 years of "golden years" there, from 18 years old til 26 years old. Oh gosh, it has been so many years. Singapore - a place that have so much memories. I started to stay alone there, looking for room to rent, living with strangers, i found my boy friends (ex) there, i found my best friend there, i had all my coffee, my fine dining there, i started to love Japan from there, i started my first sip of alcohol there, my love to photography, lomography, by earning SGD, i managed to travel around the world..and... many many...

I think, i will not hate there... i will surely visit there again, to pick back my memories :)
should i say, "thank you, Singapore"?

Saturday, October 23, 2010

end, October

frozen olive oil? this is so new to me!

love fine dining.
they are like a piece of art for me.
my new work, related with this.

i love the product in my showroom, i hope to put them in my client's house, and get more commissions.

i want to go Japan, i want to go for backpack, i want to travel around the world!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Eames, the designer

I have been working at this company for almost 2 months. Everyday, I’m happy to see all the Eames & Nelson classic furniture just right in front of me. I believe not everyone know who are them, especially for those people who is not design/ art related. Anyway, Charles (1907–1978) and Ray (1912–1988) Eames they were American designer, for Herman Miller. Herman Miller produced furniture, chairs and office furniture. 
What I impressed by them are, they have stories for every single piece of their design, and the creative usage of materials, eg. Plastic, wire and plywood.

Charles & Ray Eames

Below pieces are masterpiece that featured in our showroom, and I would like to just share with you guys briefly about the design and product story J

Eames Molded Plastic Armchair

This chair come in 4 different base, I personally love this one in wire base, because the craftmanship is just so awesome!

Design Story:

In the 1940s, Charles and Ray Eames were looking forward while other American designers were content to stay put. New materials, new techniques, new shapes—these were what interested the Eameses. 

The designers were focused on the new plastics because this exciting material held the promise of being able to do more with less. They realized that plastic could be molded into organic shapes that would conform to the shape of the body.

The Eameses adapted molding techniques developed during World War II to produce the shells. They also perfected another technique with which they had been experimenting—creating a bent, welded wire base. 

The result was the process that allowed the manufacture of the first mass-produced one-piece plastic chairs. No upholstery, no covering. Charles and Ray Eames, true to their design philosophy, wanted the actual materials of the chair to take center stage. And they still do, in keeping with the designers' original intent.

Eames Molded Plywood Chairs

They are really design be follow contour of human body, they are really comfortable to sit-on!

Design Story:

In the early 1940s, when Charles Eames was working on MGM set designs, he and his wife, Ray, were experimenting with wood-molding techniques that would have profound effects on the design world. Their discoveries led to a commission from the US Navy to develop plywood splints, stretchers, and glider shells, molded under heat and pressure, that were used successfully in World War II.
When the war was over, Charles and Ray applied the technology they had created to making affordable, high-quality chairs that could be mass-produced using dimensionally shaped surfaces instead of cushioned upholstery. When they found that plywood did not withstand the stresses that occurred where the chair seat and back met, they abandoned their original single-shell idea in favor of a chair that had separate molded-plywood panels for the back and seat. 
The process eliminated the extraneous wood needed to connect the seat with the back, which reduced the weight and visual profile of the chair and established a basis for modern furniture design. Sculpting a seat and back to fit the contours of the human body, they designed a truly comfortable chair that's suitable for businesses and homes.

Eames Wire Chairs

What a brave and innovative material to use!

Design Story:
In the Eames design studio, new materials were the name of the game.
That same molded plywood, and then molded plastic, ended up as materials in innovative chairs produced in the 1940s. Never content to repeat themselves, in the early 1950s, the Eameses and their design staff turned to bent and welded wire. Inspired by trays, dress forms, and baskets, the designers developed a variety of pieces, including Eames wire chairs.
To achieve the desired shape and strength, while keeping costs low (because affordability was a major criterion of Eames designs), they made the rim of the chair a lighter-gauge wire and doubled it. This advance won them the first American mechanical patent for design. They didn't use cross-weaving on the outer edges, which made the chair lighter in weight and less expensive to produce.
The original chair padding was fabric, not leather, and the first attempts at making it hit a snag: The padding slid around too much on the wire network. To solve the problem, the Eameses took a quintessentially Eames approach; working with a design school, they developed equipment and methods to make the padding they wanted, moved the equipment into their studio, and produced the padding on the spot.

(More interesting furniture is coming... to be continued...)

Sunday, September 19, 2010


June, 26th, 2010. Welcome to Tokyo!! 

My first day at Tokyo - Reached Haneda airport around 12 noon, and by taking train, I reached hostel safety, and I met up with Lee Ming - my secondary school mate who study at Hiroshima - she took 14 hours of bus all the way from Hiroshima to Tokyo! :)

At this half day at Tokyo, we went Shibuya - Jyugaoka - Shibuya and back to Asakusa.

Tawaraguchi - the nearest JR train from my hostel

Shibuya - many many many people.. all of them are so pretty and good looking!

Jyugaoka - one of the place that i like the most at Tokyo, because over there is lesser people

Very delicious dessert.. cakes.... !

Yummy but very expensive strawberry cake - 850 yen

Shibuya at night - still crowded..

Can this mask make my face smaller? ;p

Uniform.. :D
Lee Ming brought me to Izakaya, you pay for an amount, with free flow of alcohol for 2 hours, and 9 courses meal.. i love the various flavours of Umeshu.
Here it goes.. Lee Ming was asking for bill
Ranking Queen - you can find the best selling stuff from this shop.. anything from mineral water to electronic items.

Friday, September 10, 2010

美瑛山丘 Biei

 June 25, 2010 金 (晴)

Biei 美瑛



this is a little shop selling handicraft. the owner chat with me and he gave me a beaufitul postcard as a souvenir

Biei town - "the most beautiful village in Japan."
Yes, I agree!

check out the sky!!!!

And, check out the cloud!

IF i stay at this little house :)

Tonkatsu Soba - Like the soba & soup, but Tonkatsu is abit oily & fatty for me ;p

Sobaten - exterior of restaurant

At Biei town.. love all the houses and shot lot there

they are having election soon on July 11th.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

At Sounkyo Youth Hostel

June 25 - 26, 2010

Before I left my host family to Tokyo...
We took photos.. and Otousan brought me and Yatsu san to Kogen Onsen..

This is our guest, his transport to travel around Hokkaido is: BICYCLE! I always impressed by all this backpackers who can be very brave, and adventurous! I wish I can be one them one day! :)
(Photo taken in front of reception counter of Sounkyo Youth Hostel)

Yakiniku session for our lunch, I tried lamb, but that is not my favourite :P

This is Kogen Onsen, which located on a hill, about 1200m from floor. From here, you can see peak of mountain clearly. And, I guess this will be very amazing experience if you have the onsen during winter!

Sounkyo Youth Hostel - the place where I stay & work for 3 weeks. Very nice environment, I love my host, and all the guest..

Hokkaido has lots of deer and bear. You can see deer easily, and my host always told me there are plenty of deer outside our hostel. However, I never have the chance to see any of them in that 3 weeks, until the last day I stay there! Both of them were eating plants outside our hostel.

I love all the meals that prepared by Okaasan... which suit my taste very much!

And, she is my okaasan. very expert in cooking and she spend almost 3/4 of her day in kitchen!
My host. Photo taken on my last day.. early morning...

Monday, August 30, 2010







Sunday, August 22, 2010

北海道 大雪山


在北海道 云层峡住了将近2星期,几乎每一天都看到这座遥不可及的‘大雪山’。今天,终于都有机会登上黑岳七合目了!
大清早,从sounkyo youth hostel步行不到10分钟,就能抵达能助你攀上黑岳的ropeway 缆车。车费是1850yen,上到50%的黑岳只需15分钟车程。过后,你需要步行一小段山路,去乘搭另一部吊车,车费是600yen。大概20分钟的车程,你就能够到达黑岳七合目了。

虽然,比起我国的kota kinabalu是还差很多,但是它们常年积雪这美景,实在是太震撼了吧。
很多登山者都为了它们慕名而来,你能够从kurodake (黑岳)的山路,依着山峰,走到另一座山的山峰。