Monday, February 25, 2013

Toei Studio Park Pt2

More from Toei Studio Park!! This is the colorful version. :)

This street is supposed to replicate a geisha street. Geishas will be displayed behind the red 'cage' bars back in the olden days to attract customers.

This is the theatre, I watched a really exciting ninja show in there! Such a memorable experience. :)

 Raaawwwrr!! It's the Loch Ness monster!! (or whatever Japanese water monster it is)

The theme park is probably one of the most fun places I visited in Kyoto, highly recommended!! So don't forget to visit after all the temple hopping. :D

Friday, February 22, 2013

Old Japanese Village - Toei Studio Park Pt1

I found a traditional Japanese village... in the Toei Kyoto Studio Park!! Haha! It's a movie theme park own by Toei - a major film and television company in Japan. Basically the whole park is like a movie setting in the olden days when samurais and ninjas are still around. We went there super early in the morning when it just opened, it was still basically void of people so it was a joy to take photos around. Plus the morning sun was great!

I love these little wooden huts. Though it was a quiet and somewhat creepy corner, but I like how authentic everything looks.

Friday, February 15, 2013

More New Pieces!

I finally got around to do this. The very popular heart locket is now available in other paper colors!! You can look at the 4th photo of the listing for a reference of the color/pattern options. I know I should have done this  a long time ago, but I just never got around to it.

Aside from that, I also made quite a few new gemstone pieces! And these will also be listed gradually into the shop soon. I aim to list at least 30 new listings every month for either Skyejuice or StarJuice combined, so we'll see how well that goes. :)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines!!

I would love to wish all couples and lovers out there Happy Valentines! And to the people still single, like me - Happy Single Awareness Day! And here are my Valentine picks for this year!

Fringe & Hoops Crochet Earrings - PetiteMortShop // Red High Waist Tailored Skirt - FishbowlVintage
Red Berry Wreath Winter Photography - Raceytay // Stripes Potpourri Ceramic Bowl - FreshfromtheKiln
Black & White Stripes Vintage Scarf - VintageCommon // "Fleeting Heart" Heart Made of Fresh Rose Petals Nature Photography - LupenGrainne

I am all over this old rose red right now, such a pretty shade! Valentines on a cold winter night with your warm kitty, lovely potpourri and rose petals. Who says single ladies can't enjoy single awareness day as well? Now go pamper yourself, like what I am doing now. ;)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Trip Back to Hometown

Like clockwork, every year of Chinese New Year our entire family will be taking a 4-5 hours long drive back to my mom's hometown; my grandpa's house in Perak to spend the festivities with family. I decided to bring my camera along this year and take some photos of the trip. :)

On our way back, we will stop by this bay at Lumut in remembrance of my other grandfather, who passed away years ago. His ashes were scattered in this bay area.

During our trip, we went to eat at this famous Restaurant Kong Heng in the old town area of Ipoh, Perak. I love this area, there is always a certain charm to these old buildings that make them so pleasant to look at. Every crack and every chip in the wall seems to tell a story.

The rest of the trip was uneventful. :) I spent 4 days at my grandpa's without internet. The reception was pretty bad since he lives pretty much in the middle of nowhere. So I spent most of it playing Assassin's Creed on my laptop. Almost done with it haha. Oh, and I ate a lot too! So much snacking, everyone keep giving me food!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Happy Chinese New Year!!

Happy year of the snake!! :) This is also an announcement that I will be away until February 11th for Chinese New Year celebrations with family at my grandpa's place. So there won't be any updates from me until I get back. The Etsy shop will be kept open, but all orders will only be shipped some time next week, when the post office opens. Chinese New Year is quite big in Malaysia. ;)

Until then, see you!! Gong xi fa cai!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

New Bracelets!!

It's been a while since I made new bracelets for the shop, although I've been accumulating new beads all this while. It had been what..? At least 3 months? Wow... that was long. However with the slow sales of January, I finally got around and moved my ass to make something new. And boy, I was on a roll - I made more than 10 new bracelets!!

I'm still in the midst of editing photos of the new pieces, but here are a few sneak peeks of some of them. ;) They will be listed into the shop within the week. Which one is your favorite among these?