Creativity in a purpose driven life

Tuesday finds

Trying the best to clear the work from home, the ORACLE system is getting on my nerves and I have to browse other internet sites, while waiting for it to load the configurations. Donkey minutes to do that. System really sucks. Anyway, the hot topic now is AIR TRAVEL. Right, Especially with the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull Volcano. The standstill of air traffic control, airlines losses, hotels boom, passengers stranded for route and enroute to Europe. Here are some sites for keeping abreast of the happenings if you are traveling to that part of the world, for planned business trips or for leisure. Athens International Airport Frankfurt Airport Flight Updates Heathrow Airport Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport-Rome Airport Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport Some awesome pictures taken from Eyjafjhallajokull area. Eyjafjhallajokull under the volcano Also, don't miss out the fabulous REALLY BIG GIVEAWAY by Ali Edwards' Sponsors. HUGE HUGE Stuffs.

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On the road trip soon?

here's some travel journal ideas to share if you are planning for on the road documentation. I've wanted to do mine for the past few trips but it's really futile. Empty pages back home, if I ever try, i've only manage a page of words and no pictures to tell the story. I guess this trip, I'll do more of it. Bring along my instax as well!

Shimelle Laine's Travel Journal

Shimelle Laine's travel journal

There's an extensive tutorial of how the journal was made from here.

Ali's version of Travel Journal

Ali Edwards Travel Journal

I really like the Amy Tangerine's free spirited type, especially good for less preparation to bind, and glue the pages. There's one on Brazil and one on Boston-NYC trip. Her simple pre-trip prep:

1. make a little book before the trip
2. take along some supplies
3. glue stuff in as I go.

Amy Tangerine Travel Journal

Amy Tangerine Travel Journal-NY

Amy Tangerine Travel Journal-Boston

And if you are really really too busy for a self make travel journal, try this, buy it from Moleskine online. All that's necessary to know about the city is in the book, it's good for leisure or for business.


However, i especially love the Cahier Book from Moleskine. This would make a good Travel Journal. You can even alter the cover once you are home to touch up the journal.


So, let me not be ambitious, my road trip will then be pack as follow (hope I will document faithfully!)

1. Moleskine Cahier Large Notebook

2. Tape Glue

3. Mini staple kit

4. Mini one hole puncher  

5. Black pen/photo pen (acid-free)

6. Fuji Instax Camera (lots of film rolls)

Sunday, cruising blogs

while in the midst of the kids, I am backing up the files on my workcomp and also crusing blogs. I've chanced upon the following interesting site which gives quite a good review of contemporary kids furniture, decor ideas for your home. bolig bolig-playroom Decordir decorlogy hanging aart limegreen daybed Not forgetting, go to my favourite decor blog, decor8 for more inspirations and ideas.


Part of the world

once a upon a time, it's my favourite song from The Little Mermaid

new look for blogpress

After realizing wordpress page editor allows me to insert images into the links, I have manually redo the mosaic links for the favourite blogs I visit. Hopefully I'll be very faithfully update the links.


Counting down to the days to the business trip and our holiday. I usually love the anticipating period but this time round, I am stressed out due to the workload (usual), kids falling sick, and also how the customer visit will fair. It's the very first trip for me, in work. I was told "so blessed" to go for the trip. But with the high level engagement and the limelight, it will means more $$$ to bring for the co. right? Anyway, not to blog too much about my work. This blog is my personal space for my personal crafting pursue and also what I've love to share with friends. 🙂

I am totally missing my scrapbooking time. Can't recall when's the last time already. Has it been maybe a quarter? So much so I should just do it. Like the NIKE slogan. Forget the procrastinating........

Let's see if my sleepy bug can leave me alone and I can manage a craft or two.

Here's the recap of how my darling boy has grown...


Sweet dreams, thinking


Whoop! Got it working finally….with Adriaan

I've been using ecto / ecto3 for the longest time on my Mac, from the days of Powerbook till MBP. Really like this mac tool for blogging a lot until Adriaan pass the torch to illumineX. Things start to stop there... no further development of ecto3 and frustration with the Flickr Helper not displaying the photostream. Adriaan has been a GEM to help resolving some issues and I've finally found the solutions in his blog to make the Flickr Helper and Amazon Helper to work in ecto3.

Now, the next fix is to find the Blog This in 1001 to work for ecto3, I've been having problem to define the html code template for that. If someone can enlighten me what went wrong.

This is the template I've tried to create,


<img src="$url$" width="100%" height="100%"></img><a href="$url$"></a>


However, the image will not display. The html code only display the Flickr folder and not the actual source file address ending with .jpg

Anyway, I am equally please now that I can have the Flickr and Amazon helper working. 🙂

as random as it gets


She's scary when she's demanding and when they are not met, she'll scream till the cow comes home.....Praying she will have speedy recovery and not so difficult to tame.

The making of campaign shot

This is linked from Strobist via Gizmodo

Awesome Line-UP in April

I just am super happy the movies line-up in SQ April In-Flight Entertainment are out of this world! Those are the movies I've wanted to watch. Almost all titles. I wish the May movies were better, (totally sucks for May) if only they have Alice in The Wonderland!! 🙁