Sunday, August 26, 2012

Stories My Papa Tells Me: His First Kite-Flying Experience

My papa was a kampung kid. Then again, who wasn't back in the days? Grandpa works with the police, not as a policeman but an admin clerk of some sort. So he gets transfered around from time to time. Anyhow, papa's childhood seemed to be the most memorable in Baling. I believe that when he began to hit his early teenage years.

Today, a delightful story came up. From green tiny soldiers (which were already a litte old school), we went back further into time when little boys play in big paddy fields.

"I remember last time kite was only 20 cents. When my father bought us our first kite, we were so excited we couldn't sleep. We got up at about 6 the next morning when it was still dark outside and went out to fly our kite. By 7 we came home already. Hahaha. The grass was still wet with dew and every time our kite fell, it got wetter and wetter and eventually torn. Our brand new kite didn't even last an hour."

One story eventually led to another. From his own silly kite-making stories to the great "Ang Mor Lao" people that makes the most awesome kites with glass threads on. But it is this short little story that he started with that puts a smile on my face (and a good laugh). That's when I thought, it's time to pen these stories down somewhere. Hopefully, this will be the first of many. :)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

[InstaMyLife] Through the Eyes of Instagram (Part I)

That's the thing about having a smartphone with you. It's easier to capture the moment and record it down. So easy that you sometimes wonder why do you even need to blog about it after that? But even though I don't blog religiously, I know that this blog remains the one constant that I can count on even after all the many technology fads that may come and go.

I admit, I love my Instagram. A lot.

But even more, I love the moments I took with it. 
Enough to take the trouble to have them here as well.

Like the very first shot I took with my brand new phone.
Colours of the rain. - 5 June 2012

The day the fangirl in me flailed. - 11 June 2012

The day I visited the hospital for a check-up and turns out...
The longest queue at the hospital is at the bakery. - 23 June 2012

The day I went down the rabbit hole and into the land of origami.
おりがみ ♥ - 27 June 2012

And from then on, it was no turning back.
おりがみ origami class 3: panda mama and child - 28 June 2012

I couldn't stop.
おりがみ class no 5: doggie meets inuchan ♥ - 2 July 2012

Until it was turning into a zoo... that's when I knew I had to stop.
It's getting a little crowded in here. - 2 July 2012

Sometimes, there is no need for words and all that was captioned 
for this was a simple heart.
♥ - 6 July 2012

Brandfest 2012. It's been a long day. - 9 July 2012

So I may be very generous in 'giving' my heart away when it comes to food.
Sauteed mushroom is ♥ - 11 July 2012

Capturing Tizer being all kinds of adorable.

The jam you love to hate. - 20 July 2012

Had one good meal after another.
A very yummy meal. A very happy tummy. ♥ - 19 July 2012

And another...
Wanted to go to Korea but ended up in Taiwan instead. - 25 July 2012

A week to remember. Hwaiting! ↖(^ω^)↗ - 31 July 2012

Breakfast for RM3.30. ♥ the egg. - 2 August 2012

Cafe 다리 ♡ - 3 August 2012

So finally we did end up in 'Korea'. 
Ironically, a friend on Facebook actually asked if we were in Korea. 

How I wish.