Saturday 25 July 2015

Week 7: DIY

This week I will share some DIY stuff I did before. DIY means 'Do-It-Yourself ' , like making some decorations, adornment or little tiny things by your own. 100% own effort, the process included sewing, cutting, nail and whatever effort to make the stuff accomplish.

I bought the DIY pack to make a felt mascot kit at Daiso, a Japanese RM5 shop.
Felt Mascot Kit, a little cute chick
The instructions are in Japanese which I do not understand, only look for the visual hahaha

Firstly, cut the felt according to the pattern of chick and sew it.
Do not sew the whole felt, left one small part to put the cotton inside.

Secondly, put the cotton inside in and sewing it completely.
The head and body are now complete, which I think the body looks like fried chicken. haha 
I admit I am gluttonous =P

Thirdly, joined all the parts.
Lastly, stick the eyes and mouth to complete it.
Finally~ !
It is completed and you can put a string on it and hang it as decorations
By the way, my friend said that it do not look like a chick, but it looks like a DUCKY .
which make me felt disappointed. =(
Actually I do think it looks like Gingerman XD


I tried second time DIY in making a tissue case.
It is a bear!!!
The instructions is same like the previous one.

Firstly, sew according to the appearance of bear

Then, make the same steps on another yellow felt.
Joined them together.
Forgot to mention,  for the yellow bear, the mouth part just sew half of it, which is to let tissue to take out later.
the bear now spit out the tissue paper! haha
It is so cute right and I am satisfied in the second time DIY

Practice makes perfect,
so every time you practice more, put more effort in making something, you will improved in the end

DIY is a nice way to release stress and tension, it can make you focus in making something which normally you will not do in daily life.

You can also DIY using the materials that already have in your house, recycle and reuse the materials
It is really very fun and the outcome will gives you great sense of accomplishment that make you enjoy doing it.

So, start to DIY something when you are too free! 
Believe me.You will addicted to it.

Friday 17 July 2015

Week 6: Tomato Rice

  During last semester break, when I am too free staying at home, I start to discover new recipe to cook. I start to cook since 17 years old, start from simple dishes then manage to cook dinner for my family everyday when I'm free. My family's dinner style is typically Chinese style, which is normally will have 3 dishes and soup. So after I've done my 'research' online, I found out that there is a new recipe to make tomato rice which is in trending. This type of tomato rice is very simple, creative and pleasant-looking. This method is created by Chinese in China and then shared it online. In Mandarin, this dish is so called "Whole Tomato Rice", which means straight put a tomato into the rice to make the tomato rice.

Rice, Tomato(1-2), Carrot, Green Beans, Onion, Corn, Mushroom, Sausage, black pepper

The ingredients I used are nearly all vegetables, so it is a very healthy dish. haha.. The steps to make it is very very very simple, even small kids also can make it.

Firstly, wash all the vegetables and then cut it all into small pieces.

Second, put the tomato in the middle of the rice, then other ingredients all put into the pot.

Thirdly, add some salt, black pepper and oil into it.

Press COOK and wait about 20 minutes for the rice to cook.

------------------------------------20 minutes later--------------------------------------


Whole-Tomato Rice is ready to serve!
Oh wait a minute, there is still a last step!
which is now need to BLEND all the rice and ingredients together. 

As the tomato is well-cooked, it become soft and once press it, the 'tomato juice' will burst out! Quickly blend all the ingredients until it is well-mixed.

So, the Tomato Rice is really ready NOW !

Isn't this recipe really very easy??
And the outcome is also very tasty and pleasant-looking, my parents also enjoyed eating it.
Next, this method is not time consuming, so everyone can easily make it even though in a hurry.
While the most important thing is this dish is very healthy, you can put the vegetables as much as you like, can serve to kids who do not like to eat vege, they will not realize it. hahaha

Lastly, I do think that people nowadays are really creative in creating new recipe to cook and I will continue to cook more special dishes next time. After I managed to cook something special, the  sense of accomplishment do gave me more encouragement to cook more new dishes.

I wish in the future, I can cook everyday for the one I loved.

Saturday 11 July 2015

Week 5 :Photography

   When I was small, I already show interested in taking photos. I used to play the spoiled camera of my father, which is the film camera that is now become ancient. After that, I started taking photos again when my mum bought a first digital camera on 2007. I started to show interested in taking photos and take whatever I saw until the memory card always lacked of memory. 
 My mum told me it’s the advantage of technology, nowadays we can take many photos as many as we want. During old days, it is very hard to even take photos in their childhood time, they have to go to studio to take family portrait once in the few years. After film camera common, they also have to take photo with heedful, have to post properly then only shoot. It cannot be NG as the film cannot be deleted like photos in the memory card nowadays. Hence my mum said photo in old days are very precious and meaningful , people nowadays did not appreciate the significance of taking photographs.

Ok back to topic, my mum bought me a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex camera), Canon 650D for me as a Christmas present on 2012 which is I wanted it for many years. After got my own DSLR, I keep taking photos and explore the technique by my own. I bring it to every vacation to record down the moments in my life. I like to print out the photos and when look back to the photos after many years, I will still feel very happy and will recall back to the moment. I don’t like to just view the photos in camera or computer, it don’t have the real feeling of seeing the photo. I like to flip the album and look at every photo one by one, I felt very lucky that my parents captured many photos of mine during I am still a baby. I can see back the times when I am still a baby and which I still did not have all those memory of that time, so I really enjoy to see the photographs, maybe I am a nostomania, like my mum. hahaha

So here is the photos I took few years ago, when I am still a beginner.  
This shot is the most satisfied shot of mine until now. It is only captured by using a normal digital camera, Canon IXUS130 at Hotel Sepang Gold Coast. 
I really like to captured the scenery of sky which it will make me feel relax and enjoy in it.

Then, on last semester, there is one subject that I really like, which is Digital Photography, I can improved my photography skills in this subject. Our lecturer taught us the more accurate ways in taking photos as last time I only explore the skills by my own which I not sure is it correct or not. So here are some photographs of my assignment that I satisfied with it.

The first assignment, shallow depth of field photographs: 
f/5.6 1/160sec ISO 100
For shallow depth of field, it need to adjust to a large Aperture.The smaller the number, the larger the aperture). The changes in aperture will affect the background.

Second assignment, to work on shutter speed which is to show the photo in motion and frozen.
 f/3.5   1/2000sec   ISO400
 f/22    1/10sec   ISO100
The changes in shutter speed is the exposures to a moving object to make it static or moving.

Third assignment, night photography:
f/4.5 1/2sec ISO100
I took this photo in I-City, Shah Alam.

 Lastly, assignment 6 which the difficulties being upgraded, the theme is night photography that which shows kinetic photograph.   This task is the most difficult which I tried many times before success.
f/7.1  2sec   ISO100
This shot captured at Oasis, Ara Damansara. This technique called kinetic photography or also zoom burst, which is to turn the lens slowly when capturing photo. It is tough as the timing have to be accurate to make the light extended during turning the lens to be smooth. I am glad that finally I can complete this task which I also learn new skills in taking photos.

Until now I am still like to take photos very much and I will continue put effort in taking photos as it is also one of my hobby. 
I like to capture and also being captured. xD

Friday 3 July 2015

Week 4: Copic Color Marker

During this week my Drawing 2 class, it is my first attempt to draw by using color marker. Before I attend the drawing class, when I heard about color marker, what’s in my first thought is it is the marker that we used to draw and play during childhood. But actually these color marker is marker specially for designer or illustrator use to draw and sketch. There are many brand of color marker in the market, like Copic, Kurecolour and Prismacolor.

  The color marker that I bought is Copic brand.

I spent about Rm545++ on it. T_T

This is the sketch of my mood on that that day after spent so much just to buy color marker.
**Life of a designer student.**

Let's back to the topic. Now lets me show the development of my color marker during the class exercise. This exercise is to draw a human body figure using grey tone color marker.

The human figure that I choose to draw is a Korean artist, named Nana, which is from After School an artist female groups.
Nana[Online Image]. Retrieved July 3, 2015 from

  Firstly, I traced out the outline of the figure by using light box in the studio. By using the light box, the light from the bottom let us to easily trace out the object we want to draw.

Second, I applied the first layer of color by using the lightest color of grey tone color, C-1.

Thirdly, I keep add on other darker color like C-2 and C-3 of grey tone color on it by blending the color. Both different color of marker have to blend it to make the color smooth, if not the difference of the tones will be very obvious.
The lightest part of the body have to be blank to show the tone and to make the shadow obvious.

and FINALLY!!!!


I finished it within 3 hours during the practical!!!

Here is the comparison of the original image and my drawing.

I felt quite satisfied on this first try to draw using color marker. This time is only grey tone marker, next time will be draw using all color marker, so it's sure will be harder but I will try my best to do it!

I will keep improve myself to draw using color marker.