Learning languages

By | 7 June, 2009|languages, life|

A question I get asked a lot is if I can speak Chinese. Interestingly, most friends and people who were born in Asia assume I

Life: Photo essay – Multicultural Sydney

By | 31 May, 2009|life, photography, shopping, Sydney, travel|

In the past two weeks... I graduated from my web design course (May 18) More qualifications for me... yay! I got my hair cut (May

Can you make it from scratch?

By | 26 May, 2009|life, tv|

I just had another thought whilst watching Masterchef. I just had this sudden revelation that everything is better when it's made from scratch! Cooking In

Kinokuniya bookstore Sydney and Japan and Taiwan

By | 20 May, 2009|books, events, life, shopping, Sydney, travel|

To skip past the long story and get to the photos, click here. My parents come from Taiwan and most of my extended family live

Life: My weekend summary in pictures

By | 19 May, 2009|life, Sydney|

A weekend in Sydney...

Event: Finders Keepers Market at CarriageWorks

By | 18 May, 2009|events, fashion, home, life, shopping, Sydney|

I hope you had a nice weekend. Mine was jam-packed with 5 events that I went to. Lucky for me it was gloriously sunny and

What is your passion?

By | 14 May, 2009|life, tv|

Reading Time: 3 minutes

For the past 2 years or so I have hardly watched any tv and only recently been getting back into it. I actually love tv but compared to the internet, tv feels too slow and sitting through ads drives me nuts. Studies have actually shown that watching too much tv numbs your brain (which probably explains why so many people fall asleep in front of it!). I hate that numbing effect which is why I don’t watch a lot of shows. Anyway, enough about that. I’ve really been getting into MasterChef, which is kind of funny because I actually have little interest in food and cooking. When I watch it, I’ve been finding myself having all sorts of random thoughts. I guess the reason the show appeals to me is because of the creative side of cooking. I actually had a discussion with a friend about

Toys from the 80s

By | 12 May, 2009|home, life, toys, YouTube|

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Since it was Mother’s Day, over the weekend I went home and had this sudden urge to dig out some of my old toys from the 80s. Blast from the Past (Click on the image to view it larger) The Cookie Monster and Humphrey B. Bear are really old, I can’t even remember when I got them (early 80s-ish). My mother washed Mr Cookie and

My ergonomic desk and my beloved chair

By | 11 April, 2009|Apple, fashion, Flickr, holidays, home, life|

Reading Time: 4 minutes

So I decided to tidy my desk a bit. The desk and chair* I use are actually hand me-downs. The desk used to be my sister’s and the chair use to be in my dad’s office/work. I like to live by the ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ motto. So, I have a bit of a (long) story to tell… Both my parents are very DIY. My mother made clothes and school uniforms for my sister and I, and my father designed and built an extension/kitchen to our house. He also made almost all of my bedroom furniture too, so in a way it was custom-designed just for me and from a young age I grew up loving to design and build/make things.