Saturday, March 31, 2012

Mommy The Copycat

I love this drawing by Zi, I'm especially attracted by the warrior's eyes.

So I decided to copy it :-)

Mommy's version of lady warrior.

I also like this simple yet elegant dress designed by Zi about 2 years ago.

So I copied it too...but giving my fashion model a more curvy body :-)

Zi's elder sister Huey has good fashion sense.

Huey allowed me to copy it, but wanted me to give the model wavy hair & a pair of boots.

Huey has many beautiful creations.

So nice of her to let me copy :-)

This piece was inspired by a photo I saw in Le Prestige magazine.

When I was young, I thought I would become a fashion designer someday. Now my elder daughter shares the same dream too. Best of all, now she already has a SUPER cooperative MODEL

Well, no girl can resist beautiful dresses!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Crying baby gets the milk???!!!

Cry baby...
2009 ...tearful due to political (not education) problem

Crying baby gets the milk???
Thousands rally over Chinese teacher shortage (25 Mar 2012)
photo source: 光明日報: 萬人出席救華

Many have been "crying" & complaining for years but the teacher shortage has not been resolved. There's never enough "milk" .

In fact, not only Chinese schools, Sekolah Kebangsaan (eg. my kid's secondary school) are facing teacher shortage problem too!

What to gets worse nowadays as cows* are staying in luxury condos in Singapore and there'll never ever be enough milk for the people!

Education cost money, but then so does ignorance.
- Claus Moser

*NFC scandal


Saturday, March 10, 2012

The 44th Wedding Anniversary

My parents' wedding anniversary is on the 8th of March. This year, we booked a private room in Grand Imperial Restaurant to celebrate this wonderful occasion with them.

"There’s no greater gift
than wonderful parents —
the kind of a father and mother
Who’ve built a good marriage
and share with their children
the love that they feel for each other."

My little niece represented all of us to present a card to the 2 VIPs.

What's written inside the card? My son was ready to capture the moment of sweet surprise :-)

Something funny?

Admiring the card printed with their photos, plus greetings and funny word bubbles from everyone.

My dad is a good singer. When I was young, I used to hear him sing in the shower.
I enjoy listening to him sing ... and I'm sure mom is his number 1 fan.

After a sumptuous meal, we continued our celebration in my brother's house.

My youngest brother skyped from Australia to share this joyous occasion together.

There're 3 hearts printed on the card. My dad was requested to fill in each of the heart with one chinese word. The first heart must be written with “我” (I)。When asked about what to write on the second heart, my little niece suggested shyly, "愛“ (love).

I teased my dad not to mistakenly write “我忍妳”, instead of “我愛妳”。

Happy loving couple of 44 years... and mom still remembers she wore a green dress on their first date!

There's no greater gift
than warm, caring parents —
the kind of a husband and wife
Who bring up their children
with so much devotion,
becoming their good friends for life...

Click image to enlarge.
The first 2 sets of speech bubble on the card were contributed by my brothers, and the bottom one was written by me.

There's no greater gift
than parents like you —
the most wonderful father and mother,
Who are both loved so much
and have grown even dearer
from one special year to another.

Happy Anniversary
We Love You!

* Verse extracted from the American Greetings website.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

my cartoon - Psychology of Luxury

click to enlarge image

This cartoon of mine was inspired by a friend who shared with me what her rich boss said to his wife.

I consider myself a very low maintenance wife, as I can live without luxury bag & diamond. Therefore, the above cartoon is not applicable to me :-)

Guess everyone has different perception of value and derives happiness from different sources.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

my art - Please don't ban Green!!!

Nowadays many people in this country are very sensitive to GREEN colour (Once it was YELLOW). So I decided to paint with these 2 "sensitive colours" (Adobe Photoshop) and showed it a few people below. Ahem... my findings are...

A happy kid: It is a sunny day, the sun is smiling... and I can imagine cows eating grass on the green field.

An unhappy Malaysian adult : It reminds me of Bersih 2, Anti Lynas ... and cows* that have gone to stay in some luxury condos in Singapore.

You-know-who : Don't show me Yellow & Green! I want to ban yellow!!! And I want to ban Green too!!!

And if that really happens...

Innocent Kid : Scorching sun. No rain? Drought? Are all the cows dead???

Angry Adult : Everyone is getting very very hot and angry. Cash flow is drying up & there's bigger gap between people...and the country is falling apart. Yet those stupid cows are still enjoying themselves in the air conditioned million dollar condo in Singapore!!!!

You-know-who : I can't see anything wrong with it. Water is still flowing...if not then just keep digging deeper and deeper...