Saturday, November 19, 2011

No strings attached

Boy: I like you
Girl: You don't even know me?
Boy: I don't care

The story of my life :)

South Africa

I have been sent to visit the South African offices for a month and yes it really is that dangerous over here.

Colleague 1: Dont use a mobile phone outside, you will get killed.

At a restaurant

Colleague 2: Last time I was here, 5 masked men came in. We had to hand over our jewellery, money and mobile phones.


Danger aside Richards Bay is stunning, the wildlife incredible. Though luck has it I bought the UK weather with me. All clouds and thunderstorms. The local people are friendly, I have learnt to say Dankie (Afrikanns) and Ngiyabonga (Zulu). Food is 5 parts meat to 1 part veg and I have an intense craving for Chinese food and soup.

Below the hotel

J in her PPE kit visiting the port. Nice.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Time to move

I cope with all my problems by moving to another country. First Australia then China. I think it is time to go now, nothing is keeping me in England. I need to see the world, I need to explore. I need to move.

Just feel so restless. I feel like im constantly searching for something. But what? A person? A new purpose? I dont know what it is, I just know I havent found it yet.

Lets hope i find it soon.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Why I will never leave you

Do you love me or just the thought of me? It’s so cliché but my mind has been going over this so many times I’ve stopped counting. Which one is it? And what’s the difference other than the ability to touch me?

If I’d pass away, you’d still talk to me before you go to sleep. You’d still tell me all about your day, your job, how there was this moment just after waking when you noticed the bed was colder. You’d probably ask me “and how are you?” and fall asleep shortly after, accustomed to the silence that follows.

On your way to work the radio would play the songs that remind you of me, because they all do. When you’d cross the bridge, images would start to pop up in your head. The two of us swimming naked in the river, our bodies tanned and sweaty. Strawberry ice cream in my hair, my fingers sweet against your lips. My long hair spread out in the grass, your dog peaceful at my feet, your hand pressed against my cheek. None of these are things we’ve necessarily ever done, but the pictures are so pretty in your head.

You don’t need me for that.

If I’m not here – what would you miss me for? Don’t miss being able to talk to me, because you still can. You’ve known me for so long, you already know what I’m going to say anyway. You wouldn’t miss me surprising you, because I never do. There’d be no void where my voice used to be. The silence after I’ve fallen asleep would be even more silent and with your eyes closed you can fantasize that I’m there next to you. You could make me as pretty as you like, finally getting rid of the mole on my right breast you find so distracting.

It would take some getting used to making breakfast just for one, but let’s be honest: that’s not something you’d actually miss, right? It’d give you time to go for a quick run, kick start your day, do something useful. Something you can tell me about later when you imagine me leaning against you, praising you for your hard work. When I’m no longer here, you could still have me and secretly add all the qualities you always wished I had.

When I’m gone, nothing would really change except maybe for the better. You’d cry, for the changes they’d ask you to make are something you’re not ready for. You’d cry for seeing yourself so miserable, for thinking you’d lost the love of your life. Don’t. Don’t cry, don’t change. Don’t tell a soul I’m gone. Keep me with you and make me better than I ever was, take all you never could from me. You wouldn’t have to miss a thing at all; what you loved in me could now never be taken from you. You’d never have to miss me.

But I’d sure miss to be touched

- Amazing. Here is the link on Thought Catalog

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Unfamiliar ceiling

I have moved. Currently residing in the rather plain town of St Helens, nr Liverpool. Liverpool is fast becoming one of my fav cities in England. The weekends that are not spent visiting family or friends, I spend in Liverpool. The best way to get to know a place is to just get lost in it :)

Below: Liver Building

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ost tifft West, East meets West

These set of images are drawn by Yang Liu. They represent the stereotypical difference between the East and the West. From my experiences in living in China and in England, generally speaking it is pretty accurate especially the queing system... hahaha


Sense of self

Relationships - Yep can see the whole Guanxi 关系 concept.

Queing- People cannot queue at all in China! Prob one the main things i missed about England.

Status of Leader

Confronting a problem

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Buttons for eyes - Coraline

My sister made me this Coraline doll, she knows me too well. :) I love Coraline. The creepy story line, the stop motion animation, the music. Perfect.

If you had buttons for eyes, which style would you choose? I'm quite partial towards the 'Blue Buttons' for girls that think.

And a gory coraline cosplay to end..

Thursday, June 9, 2011

G.V.G.V. - Autumn/Winter 2011


Oh i do love the plaid and preppy elements in this collection. And the socks!! :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wii U

Wow its beautiful!! Taking gaming to a whole new level. This is what i love about nintendo and this is why i will always be a die hard nintendo fan. Haha, better start saving now J... :)

J x

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bookcase- long form library

"Rather like the hull of a boat, the underside is curved, allowing steady gentle rocking, controlled by the occupant, as you would on a tree swing or an old rocking chair. It can hold up to 400 books of varying shapes and sizes, and/or several hundred CD's, DVD's, or indeed nothing at all, it is entirely up to you."

This giant bookcase is sold by
etsy user ifsodoso and its a-mazing!! Just imagine being curled up on that seat, engrossed in a new book. I admit, i was a bit of a book geek when i was younger, use to LOVE reading. I use to keep a record of all the books i read (haha i know im sad =.=) and when i finished high school i totaled about 600 books? But now i cant even managed one book a month. Sad times indeed. Me and the boy, whos in china, are trying to do this thing where we read a book more or less at the same time. Gave me motivation to read again and its nice knowing that someone on the other side of the world is enjoying the same book as you :)

J x

Monday, June 6, 2011

Gary Pepper Vintage - Peter Pan Collared Jumpers

Yes, i know. Im obsessed with peter pan collars. Saw these jumpers on Gary Pepper Vintage. That girl has got amazing style. Think this is my next diy project! :D

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Polaroid sun 600 and Mamiya/Sekor 500 DTL

My dad was cleaning out the garage and found some old school cameras, Polaroid sun 600 and Mamiya/Sekor! They look sooo cool. I have always been a fan of analogue photography just never had the medians (except my diana mini) or the inspiration to experiment with it. Cant wait to try out these bad boys! haha.

The Polaroid camera is just like how i remember it was. We use to get it out during special occasions and snap and shake away. Good times. Then it disappeared, probably got lost in the big move, i missed it. But the main problem is film! Good one polaroid for not producing them anymore ¬__¬ Thankfully, The Impossible Project are producing coloured and black/white film saving the good old polaroid camera. Costs are pretty steep tho, at about £20 for 8 photographs... wow. But, my Birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks, hint hint hint!

The Mamiya/Sekor? Man, I have never seen this camera before! My dad said he bought it when he just moved to the UK so bought in the 70's/80's? wow. Love the feel of this camera, and all its buttons and dials, but really heavy. Dont know if it still works, need to buy some film!

And since i cant get real polaroids might as well do the next best thing; make your photos look like polaroids! I downloaded this Polardroid programme. Wow its so much fun! Just got to drag your photos and a polaroid comes out, also has 'authentic' sounds and you have wait for the photo to 'develop'. hahah. Above at some photos that i produced... :D Have a play with it! Or u could p/s them but im well lazy :P

J x

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Red, Black and White - Bullet to the Head

Sources: and

My favourite colours: Red, Black and White.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Friendship - 友情

上周末跟我两年没有见的朋友们见面。开始感觉很尴尬,没什么共同话题,陷入了沉默。但过了一段时间,我们的关系似乎跟以前一样的亲密,好像我们是从中止的地方继续。但我们不用那么天真,每一个人都会变。两年是很长时间,在这段时间当中我不在他们的生活而他们也不在我的。我们的友情不得不渐渐疏远了。而且在中国不能上fb,当时我才意识到人们真靠fb 当做主要的方式跟朋友们联系。如果不用fb的话,这就好像我消失了。但我老觉得真正的朋友不需要天天联系,不需要天天见面,也能保持好的友情。

PS. 这两个玩具是我妹妹亲手做的!可爱对不对?哈哈。我觉得海绵宝宝和mini totoro的关系最好代表深深的友情。。哈哈哈。My sister made these spongebob and mini totoro plushies, soooo cute!! she has skillz. :D


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

DIY Peter Pan Collar

I have always loved peter pan collars. There is something so cute and innocent about them. They can make any item of clothing instantly more appealing. For example take the above plain jane dress, -BAM- add a peter pan collar and cuteness level x 100000.

Got my sewing machine out and loosely followed this tutorial by Transient Expression.

J x

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spice Girls

Went to the spice girls exhibition at Leeds City Musuem. Zomg bought back memories! I think everyone was a spice girl fan when they were younger, even punk rock J *ashamed* hahaha. Good timeeesss! I went twice, haha once with my cousin and the next time with my bro, sister and her friends. Fun times, could try on wigs and sequin dresses (check out my union jack dress. Hot stuff!!) The exhibition was basically one really dedicated fan's collection of spice girls stuff! No idea how she managed to get all their outfits and shoes. Crazy....

我上周末去了辣妹合唱团的展览会在利兹博物馆。好搞笑!我觉得每个人小的时候都是辣妹合唱团fans,连我是!! 我去了两次,第一次跟我表哥,第二次跟我弟弟,妹妹和她的朋友们。

My sister opening presents, she's so cute! The next photo is me and my bro!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Felt like getting my old docs out :) man it has been a while! Yes im doing the asiannnn pose, man i dont do that anymore! must be growing up ;) haha

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Circle Scarf

Zomg i made a scarf! And its circular too! *proud of self* haha. Bought this wool like 5 years ago and found it again when i was clearing out my old room.

Really simple to make. Basically knit a normal scarf and cast off. Use the ends of the wool to attach the two sides together and voila! This tutorial helped me out

According to American Apparel there is like a gazillion ways to wear a circle scarf, but the noob in me only managed 2 ways (that looked good)

Lols think my scarf is way too small for me to wear it as a dress. hahaha.. so scandalous ;)