It really pays to have your camera with you at all times. You never know what or who you’re going to bump into. Take for example this photo below. I was on my way to the mall to check out a u22 recommended by a […]
Hello there, friends. How have you all been?
Wow, my unplanned AWOL from blogging lasted long enough!
One of the reasons for my absence is because I have been spending so much time doing some crafting. Also, I’ve been busy, busy, busy practicing with dip pens and dabbling in watercolours these past few weeks. Learning to write with dip pens is a challenging, tedious process and could get messy, too. Ink stains and paper catching on the nib. Another thing I learned is to be not too hard and forgive myself. Start over, and over until the desired results is achieved. Otherwise, I’d just drop everything down and give up.
And because I was totally occupied with what I consider “other” things (see above) lately, today, I found myself wondering at some chores that are begging for my attention and waiting to be done. Like the mountain of fresh laundry and the full trash bins, pleading to be folded and emptied out, respectively. And not to forget, we have cabinets and shelves that need replacing (which reminds me I need to look for cabinet organizers online). There is also the never-ending task of arranging and re-arranging my my craft tools and materials. Card stocks and washi tapes need sorting out. Nibs and paint brushes need to be cleaned and dried and ink spills waiting to be scrubbed off. Sometimes I wish I have a magic wand so I could just flick it, say the magic words and voila – everything’s in order again.
And by the way, it’s the Chinese New Year and we are in the year of the Goat. Or sheep, depending on who you ask.
I could feel the holiday rush yesterday (en route to meeting a friend) when I got stranded in a traffic along the intersection of Mao Tse Tung and Monireth Boulevards. The traffic lights were working alright but the onslaught of traffic from every direction was just too much. Vehicles were inching slooooowly. Some motos just sat there, blocking other vehicles. No one gave way. And so, I was stranded.
How nice it would be, I thought, to just close my eyes and wish the traffic congestion is gone.
But, this is how it is in Cambodia.
Anyways, Gong Xi Fa Cai, my friends! Good health, good luck, and much happiness for all of us throughout the New Year of the Sheep (or Goat)! Let’s enjoy the holidays.
Here’s another post, recalling some moments associated with the signs that I took a photo of during my Laos trip. After crossing the Laos border and finishing immigration formalities at noontime, we were picked up by a van along with many other backpackers. The van […]
Earlier today I was scrambling to finish a report that had been put aside for many weeks now but – the heck – I just couldn’t finish it. I was mad at myself. The longer I stared at the monitor, the Bs and the Os started looking rather voluptuous and moving in rhythmical, slo-mo manner.
Before this optical illusion consumed me, I was jolted back to reality when one of Monmon’s minions* brought in a cup of Vietnamese espresso. The strong aroma awakened me from my morning echos-moment and got me craving for a cuppa,too. I don’t know why the sudden craving. The longer I look at Monmon’s coffee-cup filled with black liquid, the more sinister it got as if it was willing me to do something.
In my head I could almost here a voice crying – duuuude, where’s my bleeping coffee?
But I digress.
I didn’t get my coffee-fix. I got my Signs photo instead. But it’s still related to my rambling. Did you know that Cambodia’s café culture is booming?
Love the sign! Very clever name for a coffee shop. If not for the ugly cable wires, I could’ve gotten a better shot.
* Aliases are used to protect my identity,lol.