07-Aug-16 | Revamping my Ami photos

Finally I made my own light box! I always take pictures of my creation via iPhone. It's not bad but I just thought I need to take one step further. Anyway, it's fairly easy to make but I still have problem with the lights and stuff. Borrowed a DSLR from my housemate and I do not know how to use it! LOL. I can't really unlock the full potential. But anyway, the outcome was pretty good... Just that some photos are a bit blurry at the side. I don't know what's the photography term is called... I guess it's aperture?? Anyway, I don't know how to change the settings so I just had to work with it.

I still have to edit them with Photoscape to adjust the brightness and white balance stuff. I don't know why the photos are always too dark and the background colour changes if I focus on an Amigurumi with red colour on it.

But without further ado, here are the results!

07-Aug-16 | Aus 21K Run, Redang Trip

Hi my dusty old blog. I'm writing in again after a few months. I've been neglecting to write but actually I don't really have much to write about because I don't do anything special on the weekend. Unless people actually want to see me writing my grocery shopping list every week. I'm thinking who even reads them anyway, it doesn't contain any useful information. HAHAHA. It's only for my personal joy of blabbering out in public... virtually. 

I just went on my mid-year vacation trip to Australia on the beginning of July! Goldcoast to be exact, and the main reason we went there is because of the Gold Coast Airport Marathon (well, half marathon for me). It was my first time in Australia. I was aiming for Tasmania if I ever visited Australia but I guess I will leave that to my next visit.

I love to visit markets when I'm in a different country. I think this is the best place to see what the locals do and to eat delicious foods (great stuff can always be found there, trust me)!

Amigurumi Pattern | Pikachu & Psyduck Marshmallow Edition

Hi guys! I know it's been a long time since my last written pattern. I got so frustrated at noting down my patterns, that I usually just do as I see fit without noting down how I do my amigurumi. Some how this means that I can do it once, and then I have to figure out how I did it again if I ever wanted to make the same amigurumi. Not really an effective way to proceed if I were to make them again, so I decided to try to note down (as much as I can or want). 

Today, I'm going to share a relatively simple pattern.. actually two patterns. I know there is so much pokemon amigurumi pattern out there, the list is endless but what's special is that each designer added in their own flare into it. It's just a matter of which style you like better.
Heck, I have even created my first design with a pikachu head (not one of my greatest work, but it's my first). And here I am again, with another pikachu pattern, except of course, I think this version is cuter. 

P.S. I actually had to create some of the parts again for the sake of writing down this pattern, because I found out I did not properly documented how I created both of these. Things I do for love.



I don't know how I did it last time but I need a lot of time to even filter out these few photos to upload to my blog post. It took at least 30 mins of my time. There goes half of my lunch hour today. Just figured I would do a quick update. Just felt like it. 

A weekend in Penang. I think it's been like 2 years since my last visit there. When I had my internship I mean. And I never step foot on Penang ever since until this food trip. Thanks Aleena for being our "nanny" and for supplying a roof over our heads for those two days! I think it was then, that my eating habit changed so drastically. Up until now, I am still gaining weight and abstaining from any physical exercises... Guilty. Some how, it's like a miracle that I could keep postponing any effort of exercising. Better snap out of it. 

Foodie Review | Mrs Pho & Derwish Turkish Restaurant

*A month later* *decided to write in* Anyway. please excuse my poor vocabulary as I think I am in a lost-for-word state of mind right now. My capability to "english" is getting rusty. 

As promised, a full review on Mrs Pho! Their winning motto "Feeds you like a family" which explains a lot on how they prepare their food.

♥ Chanh Muoi (Saigon Salty Lemonade) - $2
I tried this on my first visit, I really liked it. Definitely will help increase your appetite.

Da Uo Da (Homemade Yogurt Drink) - $2
Something sweet and a bit sour-ish. Like this as well.

Ca Phe Sua Da (Viet Coffee with Condensed Milk)- $3
I don't drink coffee but it was recommended by a friend of my friend. Review: great!