Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cute stuff ahead & a Thursday Blog Hop!

RememberDecember is branching out to things other than just post & notecards.
Any guesses what's in the basket?


I just discovered what a blog hop is from Moonangelnay's blog.
If you aren't already familiar with it (like me!), here's a description from

A blog hop is a linky list that is SHARED ON MULTIPLE BLOGS.
When several blogs put the same linky list code on their blog, the
exact same list appears on each blog.

Blog visitors can submit their entries on any blog that contains the list.
The entries will appear on each blog where the list resides.

Blog readers see the same list on each blog, and can "HOP" from blog
to blog seeing the same list of links to follow: BLOG HOP!

Sounds like a great idea to me! Enter your blog into the list to join the party! :)

If you want to do business, don’t think how much money you can make
but how you can make a difference to people’s lives
because companies are about who takes care of people better.
At the same time, have fun and don’t take yourself too seriously.”
- Richard Branson
—pg. 16 The Sun newspaper (Sept 29, 2010)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Breakfast today

Green fuel...!

Cupful of dark leafy greens
1/4 cup water
7 strawberries
1 medium sized banana

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Grandma's garden

I'm such an idealist.
I'm delaying China pictures because I don't want to post any till I've gone through and edited all of them.

I'm sorry for keeping all of you waiting :(
I will try to hurry up and sort through them as soon as possible.

I went to my grandma's house yesterday.
She has lovely flowers in her garden.
Here are a few snaps I took.

Hope you're having a wonderful day ~

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


My .rememberdecember. postcards have been featured by some lovely people Etsy!

and in a couple of pretty treasuries

Thank you all so very much for featuring my postcards! :)


In other news:
I'm home from China!
I have so many memories to journal and photos to sift through and process that I'll leave the blog post(s) on China for another day.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Checking in from China

Wahoo for AnchorFree VPN! I can access Blogger and co. while in China!

Bicycles are still a mode of transportation here, though the use of cars, buses and the subway is getting more popular.

Me, at the Temple of Heaven (photo by my sister :))

Wow, its only Day 2 in China and the sights, sounds and experience is already amazing.
Don't have much time to elaborate, but I'll try to keep this blog going as much as I can while I'm here :)

Zai zian for now!

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Off to the airport in 7 hours,
Flying off in about 10 hours.

"Where to?", you ask?
Off to where my great grandparents came from...
Why, off to China, of course!

Beijing, Shanghai & Hangzhou, to be precise. :)

I hope to be able to pop in and blog while I'm there, but can't guarantee it.
There's this thing called the "Great Firewall of China" that has blocked:
and a bunch of others (not Etsy, however!)

So, unless I manage to scale it successfully,
I shall see you all in 2 weeks time.


Friday, September 3, 2010

A snap & a quote

Quick snap of my postcards before I mailed them off :)
If you look closely, you'll be able to see the "mail art" dingbats I mentioned yesterday.

I'll leave you with an excellent quote I read today by C.S. Lewis,

"The real way of mending a man's taste
is not to denigrate his favourites,
but to teach him to enjoy something better."

Couldn't agree more myself, Mr. Lewis.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Doubly awesome

I was searching for some dingbats online while designing labels for my postcard packaging, and came across one called "Mail Art". The name got me curious, so I googled it.

Here's a search result that caught my eye:

Her post led me then to the Mail Me Art website, which is run by Darren Di Lieto, the founder and co-editor of the illustration news portal the Little Chimp Society. The project started in 2008, and has since been displayed in exhibitions in London and published into a book.

The elation of seeing a letter addressed to you is awesome,
but receiving mail with amazing artwork?
I have no words.
Doubly awesome, and then some!