Sunday 31 January 2016

Sunset at Tanjung Aru Beach

One fine Friday evening, we went to have a walk at Tanjung Aru beach which is just nearby my workplace.  Many tourists were all ready with the cameras waiting for the right moment to snap the best sunset scenes.  These are the best snapshots my Samsung handphone can captured.
my kids are enjoying themselves at the shore collecting seashells 
the tiny seashells they have collected but they did not take them home 
After the sun has set, we had our dinner at the club, it was a long wait for our food to arrive.  The food are alright, we hope their restaurant could improve to provide faster service.   

Thursday 21 January 2016

On a cloudy morning

Spectacular clouds in KK this morning, covering the sky of KK.
we stopped at the side to take photos at Market 88 Kepayan after our breakfast.
Photo from Niece Karen from her home at Bundusan

the glaring sun spear through the clouds (photo from bro Albert at Jalan Lintas)

The majestic view of Mt Kinabalu (photo from Bro Albert at Jalan Lintas)

My favourite fresh fish meehoon soup and kopi kahwin

the konlou fried fish meehoon.
Total breakfast bill - RM18.00 for 2.  

Wednesday 20 January 2016

Handmade Bottle Carrier bag 自制水壺袋 (1)

The water bottle carrier bag is done last night.  It is a pretty easy project ideal for beginner like me. 

 I started getting the fabric measured and cut on weekend
attached with the layers to give the carrier bag a better shape

the base of the carrier is a bit tough to fix.  I have to hand sew the bases on the front cover and also the lining to keep them in place before sewing

finally, it is time to pull the front cover out from the lining.  I enjoy this part of the sewing project the most because it means the project is almost done.
The final part is to insert the strings through the hole.  I used a safety pin as a guide to run the string out from the other hole and tie them up into a knot. 
It's done.  It is a pull string bottle carrier bag for my girl.
my next project would be a pencil case for my eldest girl..she made her request after seeing this carrier bag this morning.

Monday 11 January 2016

Handmade Bag (2) 自制手工包

I have done my 2nd handmade bag last weekend..It took me a few days to complete the task, whereas for a competent bag maker will only take a few hours :(

The learning process is always hard.  Even though I am following the steps by steps guide from the book, I still make mistakes here and there, especially on the measurements and my machine kept giving me problems.  I have wasted a lot of time on alterations, am glad that I did least it looks like a bag and it is a bag. It could have been in a better shape and form if I have the padding materials for the bag. 

With the limited choice of fabric in my collections to choose from, I made this bag for my daughter.

the flap is done 1st
the wrong side of the lining and cover of the bag are sewed up together
the inside of the bag
the back pocket
the bag is done with Olaf as decoration
big enough to fit in a Tab 3.  

My daughter is asking for a water bottle carrier bag, that would be my next project.  Hope I could do a better job.

Friday 8 January 2016

Edmark products - Coffee Tea Splina

We are blessed with a thoughtful friend who gave us these lots coffee and tea.  She is a distributor of Edmark products whom has been in business for 4 years now and she finds the products are beneficial to her and to many.

she gave us a whole pack of Red Yeast Coffee and Red Bubble Tea with Red Yeast Rice each.  Red Yeast is good to lower bad cholesterol and she still remembers I have told her many years ago that my cholesterol level is on the high side.
she also gave us a few sachets of Coffee with Lingzhi too.
and my better half bought this bottle of Splina to try.  He has been preparing this green drink for us and place a big bottle of it in the freeze, members in my family like their beverage icy cold especially with the hot weather these days.

Thursday 7 January 2016

Handmade red bag (1)

I have done with my first handmade bag project.  It is a small size hand bag.  It took me a while to figure out how to sew this bag with a zipper and lining.  Thanks to youtube tutorials.

the placement of the front red cover and black lining

the bag is finally done but the zipper is not smoothly placed..will improve that in my next project.
it is a simple bag with no inner or outside pocket. 
I am working on my next project, a sling bag for my daughter,

Tuesday 5 January 2016

Christmas and Year end party 2015 in the office

One of our colleagues initiated a get together party for Christmas and Year End Party with potluck and gifts exchange on 30th December 2015.  This was the first such party in the office since I joined 7 years ago.  Of course, the size of the staff has also grown over the years to have a better numbers to hold the party (without the bosses).   

my contribution of 2 Christmas cakes
gifts are ready for exchange

simple party food.
It was a quick lunch party, we have to make sure the office is spotlessly clean after that
during lunch 
before the exchange of gifts

I got The Body Shop shower gels products from my colleague