Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Well, how does my golden eggs look? Impressive huh! I have made these golden eggs jello with longans. ( Dragon eye )
Another version of my Longan (Dragon eyes) jello pudding!
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Well, this is how the steps up the Bakheng hill looks like! Interesting isn't it? I was feeling like Lady croft myself! Mind yourself those trees by the side, the trunks all had sharp needle-like long torns!
The thing is despite all the tourists going up and down the hill, there's this group of Cambodian band, playing khmer music.
Beautiful sunset! The sunset was really enchanting. Both me and my hubby will never forget this wonderful experience. You have to be there to experience this captivating view. Although the crowd of people is considerably immense but there were peace and silence when everyone watch this breathtaking view.
Well, look at the amount of people there waiting to watch and capture the Sunset!
Phnom Bakheng at Angkor, Cambodia, is a Hindu temple in the form of a temple mountain. Dedicated to Shiva, it was built at the end of the 9th century. This picture was taken after the sunset. It was around 7pm in Cambodia.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Here are some art pieces that you can frame and decorate your interior. The theme will mainly base on elephants, abstarct Buddha figures, and those Apsaras dancing.etc.
Here are some bowls use for decorating the interior...... whereby you can drop in some floating flowers onto the bowl fill with water.
Here you can see that the craftsman is carving the wood into a Apsara dancer. It is carefully crafted and later will be lacquered as well.
This Apsara Dancer is beautiful....... it's not done yet. They will need to lacquer it though!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Over here, we observed the lady paint one of the pictures. She uses a tiny brush and apply the paint evenly onto the thin silk fabric. Interesting isn't it?
This lady here is using a pen to retrace back some of the lines onto the silk fabric. It's suppose to touch up some details as well. Intricate details are seen here in the picture, and lots of gold paint are seen too in the picture.
Monday, August 20, 2007
The artist here is lacquering one of the carved pieces.
After applying the lacquer, this is what it looks like!
After gilding............ the lacquered piece has a kind of stone finish don't you think so?
Well done! This is a finished piece of wood carving........ that look similar to the bas-relief at the walls of Angkor Wat! This piece of wood is not cheap either! If you happen to visit Siam Rep, don't forget to stop by this place! :)
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Well, they will dye the silk threads with colour. These are the samples of colour. Mostly they use a natural dye.
So after dying the colours, they will dry it, by hanging it on a stick.
This lady here is weaving the silk cloth! She's separating the threads and colours carefully! A lot of work. She had sort of a guidance booklet in front of her, so she can determine the patterns.
Viola! This piece of cloth is done! Intricate designs right?
Monday, August 13, 2007
So, this is the "Bunch of Roses" that we ordered for mum! Well all together 60 roses! Big bouquet isn't it? There are some tiny bells too...... kinda interesting!
Well this is the logevity noodles that are being prepared in the morning for the family members and guests that arrive early in the morning to wish my mother. Well, my family does follow the traditions of the chinese culture! Honestly I do not really know what are the procedures, so I just follow! Well I got to eat and recieve ang pows too! This is the present that me and my brother presents to our mother, a bit rush but we all love the end product. This will be hung up in my mother's home for her memories!
So, these are the stamps that I've been rushing the "Pos Malaysia" for. Eventually after tracking them down with my long distance call to KL, they managed to sent it over to me on time for the framing..... and as our guest door gift! So my this is my Dad's choice of gift for her big day!
This door gift was given out during the dinner, and most of the guest thought that we kinda made it out on our own, well we have to really mention it that it can be mail out to friends! Well, I'll send them those photos with these stamps!
Monday, August 6, 2007
So now, I enjoy little bit of port and have tried a few of them.
Cockburn's, Warre's 1670 Warrior, Graham's 1820-late bottled vintage(1999).
Well I'll continue my lists.... meantime I came across some cocktail recipe and was eager to try it out since I have a few different types of liqueur in the cupboard.
If you are interested... click this link to find out more. Well currently I indulge myself in Apricot liqueur!