Monday, October 20, 2014

DIY Onesie Sushi

Materials Used:

Onesies as rice
Pink socks as ginger and sashimi
Green beanie as wasabi
Yellow wash cloths as egg
Orange wash cloths as carrots
Black felt as seaweed
Washi tray to hold the sushis
Tako Plushie

till next time... <3tingtinging

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Muir Woods - Mill Valley, CA

Stepping back to California... I hiked Muir Woods recently and thought that I'd share some photos of this amazing place.

It was a misty but sunny morning

The fog starting to burn off.

Saw some very prominent spider webs on the way...

Capturing the light

Exploring the trail

Descending deep into the woods.

Enjoying the tranquility

Capturing the colors

Creepy tree

Hospitable trees

Very large fallen tree

Upright trees

Trekking through the woods

Ascending the many flights of stairs on the way back.

One last look up upon the trees.

There were quite a lot of people hiking the trails in Muir Woods.  However, at times we found ourselves lonely and surrounded by the erie sound of nothingness.  It was nice.  I truly enjoyed the peace and calm sheltered underneath the trees.

Till next time...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Bonjurno! Eeek it's September already? Super late travel pics below...

Enroute to Sorrento - Amalfi Coast?

The Valley of the Mills 
The Abandoned Mill - Day
The Abandoned Mill - Night

Hmmm. Lights are on at the abandoned flour mill??? Creeeeepppy.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Italia - Roma

*stretch!* Well hello! I'm back from a long hibernation.  I'm here to share some of my favorite photos from my recent trip to Italy:

Piazza Bocca della Verita

Castel Sant' Angelo

Bramante Staircase

View from Bramante Staircase


Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona

Trevi Fountain

Next stop... Southern Italy.  Till next time. :)    <3tingtinging

Monday, October 21, 2013

DIY cash book

It's wedding season!  It's time to celebrate and to be creative...

Another alternative when gifting monies for a special occasion, aside from a money envelope, would be to gift a cash book.

FYI - I went to the bank in search for crisp new bills, but they told me that they only have new bills around Christmas and Chinese New Year.  However, they were kind enough to sort through what they have so that I would have nice crisp bills for this project.  Thank you!


Thursday, September 12, 2013

ten thousand hours

"... ten thousand hours of practice is required to achieve the level of mastery associated with being a world class expert - in anything..." - Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers.
I suppose if one was to practice something for ten thousand hours, it would be something he/she is passionate about.  The first thing that comes to my mind that I have practiced over ten thousand hours is accounting.  Having worked at a public accounting firm for over five years, that tips me over ten thousand hours.  I feel like I have achieved the level of mastery to a certain extent and I also have to admit that I do enjoy my field of work, most of the time.

However, aside from work, I have a creative side.  I have many many hobbies, but none of which I have committed a significant amount of time to.  I took violin classes for a few years back in grade school and a semester of piano in college, but I never reached the point where I feel comfortable with the instrument.  At times I would think it's because I don't have the "ears", being practically tone death, but I found hope!
"The closer psychologists look at the careers of the gifted, the smaller the role innate talent seems to play and the bigger the role preparation seems to play..." - Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers
So perhaps I could master a musical instrument... I will start working on my ten thousand hours with my electric keyboard, and one day, when I am able to play fluently, I shall reward myself with an acoustic piano.