Thursday, November 22, 2012


Greetings from Manila!

We're away for a short break. It's good to be back after so many years :)

Pictured above is the Binondo Church located in the old downtown of Manila. It is very near Chinatown. You can search it in google if you want more info.

Friday, August 17, 2012

weekend at Public Garden

It's a good weekend to spend it at Public Garden.  This time, it will be at the MICA Building, the building with colorful windows at Hill Street.  Details are here:

You may find the directions at their website here.

We have lots of new trash err notebooks for you :) See you!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

SGSS 2012

Thank you for visiting our booth at the Singapore Gifts and Stationery Show at the Marina Bay Sands Expo.  You must be here (at this site) to know more about us and what we do.  You can check out our "About Us " link.

Here is a summary:
1372 designs' main aim is to make use of existing items (recycle). Transform (redesign) it into a new functional item so it can be reused.

Apologies for not having any handouts/brochures.  There are a lot of unwanted handouts going around and we don't want to add to that.  We all know where it will go, right?  Just send us a mail if you need a brochure and we will gladly send it to you.

Here is the brochure from PaTH's FB page.

See you :)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

what have you done today to make you feel proud?

I discovered this song from Heather Small while searching for "opening ceremony olympics" in youtube. I learned also that this was the song they (England) used for their Olympic bid.  It was a nice song with great and powerful lyrics.

So, to answer that song, yes I did something last week that made me feel proud. I made a 'bald statement' in support of the Singapore Children's Cancer Foundation.  A lot of these kids don't have a choice (to be bald), but me I have.  For me, it's just bearing the humiliation and looks of pity from other people but for them, they're also in pain :'(  By doing this, we (volunteers) can at least alleviate their pain.  You can also do your part and donate.  Hair for Hope is still accepting donations and volunteer opportunities.

I've been sporting this 'bald look' for a week now and having a grand time.  I didn't realize that it will look okay on me. I get a lot of stares most of the time but who cares, this is my choice and proud of it.  As what one cancer patient said "i'm too sexy for my hair" :)  


On another note, will be participating in the Singapore Gifts and Stationery Show (SGSS) on 15-17 August 2012.  It'll be at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center.  We're joining as part of PaTH/SIP.

'til my next post... have a nice week ahead :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Singapore Arts Festival 2012

Hi there!

This weekend, May 25 - May 27, we will be participating at Public Garden.  The event is in conjunction with the Singapore Arts Festival.  The exact location is under the Esplanade Bridge, you may check the poster for the complete details.  Hope to see you there :)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Public Garden


On 18th of February (Sat), we will be joining Public Garden at the Goodman Arts Centre. It will be in conjunction with an event by the National Arts Council and Noise Singapore.

Here are the details:
Sat, 18 Feb 2012
1pm - 8pm
Goodman Arts Centre Block B
Level 1 and Level 3
Nearest MRT: Mountbatten MRT (Circle Line)

Hope to see you there :)

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Do you know that there is an artist called Sisley? Alfred Sisley. Me, I didn't until last week! All I know is that Sisley is a brand of bag which is always beside Benetton in most shops. Now, I need to search if Benetton is also a person (anyone here knows?)... whoa, too much for educating my daughter, 'think I also need it... darn!

This is Alfred Sisley's work titled "Spring, Aspens and Acacias".

This is part of the Dreams and Realities exhibition from Musee D'Orsay Paris collection. It's happening now at the National Museum of Singapore. Other than Mr. Sisley's work, there are also works from Renoir, Monet and Vincent van Gogh among others. The highlight is the Starry Night of van Gogh. Another new thing I learned is that "Starry Night" is different from "Starry, starry night" (my eldest daughter told me this info >.<).... too much information for one day... no wonder my (youngest) daughter opted to wait for us in a corner...

this is her (at the left) busying herself while we are inside the museum. the boy on her right might've been thinking the same thing.

Remember the laptop boxes that we got a few weeks ago? we acquired some more (happiness :)) here is the finished product...
I call this my dumpster collection :)

Come and see the new collection on Feb 4-5, 2012 at Vivocity. We will be joining Pop and Talent Hub (PaTH) on that weekend. Details here:
11am to 10pm
VivoCity Shopping Centre, Level 1, West Court & Southwest Boulevard

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

the art of dumpster diving

Hi there! Another week has zoomed and I was only able to make one journal, hay :( anyway, tomorrow's a new week :) looking forward to the long weekend ahead.

We've got new trash! It's becoming a habit now but what can we do? It's just there, waiting for the recycling truck. It's still new... so to make the long story short, we took it. And it's safe in the trash err craft room waiting to be transformed. Watch out for it!

Have a great week ahead!

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Happy new year!!! My first post for the year, yey :) Hope everyone is fine and feeling great. In 2 weeks' time, we will usher in the year of the dragon. World population will greatly rise this year due to this :)

First things first, I will skip MAAD this Friday (13th Jan). I am low on stocks and new designs. But definitely will be back on February. Like me on facebook will you? So you'll be updated. It's easy to put updates in FB than in blogger.

I'll leave you with this photo taken just this evening. It serves as an inspiration to me... hoping I can think of another way to use these... got these from the recycling bin ;)