Monday, April 18, 2011

there must be something in the... office drinks!

what is it about the beverages in the office thats not exactly water-cooler gossip? hhhmmm. first few days in the office, i got introduced into a not-so-PG energy drink that actually tastes good. must be tricky to market this one. but then again sex sells, or so they say.and then the other day we got this Lipton Sedang tea that also taste good... like peach really. but someone labelled it before he probably even got the chance to try. tsk. tsk. tsk.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

flea market finds: jade jewelry and a basket

guess which twisted jade beaded feng shui bracelet i bought in Hongkong for $45? the other two i bought in the flea last saturday for .50p each! can you believe that?????? the honey brown one is mine :) ive been looking for baskets to decorate around the house as well as to store stuff in. this cute trio is just perfect for storing soaps, beads, ribbons, etc. bought it for just £2! am giddy!cant wait for the next flea! i am plotting to go again to spain for another thrift adventure!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

the remover of obstacles

this is Lord Ganesh, the most widely worshipped deity in the Hindu pantheon. also known as Lord of Beginnings and Lord of Obstacles. his elephant head is very distinct so you can easily recognize him. a very nice gift from the Mandal family :) all the way from India and the USA :) thank you to Jo, Lax, Sne and Jools!i still don't know where to strategically put him but i have a few ideas :)

Monday, April 11, 2011


i am intrigued
by this spectacle
quiet and unassuming
it completely had me in a trance

i wished i could have stayed
and got lost
i wished i could have taken more time
but with care

i wished it could have chatted with me
about what it secretly knew
i wished there was no end
to its reaching

i am speechless
by this achievement
sure and surviving
i couldnt take my eyes off it

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Viva Zapata!

FOUND! a 1952 movie poster about the life of Mexican Revolutionary Emiliano Zapata (he in the north and Pancho Villa in the south) which earned Anthony Quinn an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and a nomination for both Marlon Brando (Best Actor in a Leading Role) and John Steinbeck (Best in Writing, Story and Screenplay)
FOUND! a mock display of a Mexican in a hammock inside a Mexican restaurant (where else would you find one?!) serving a mean fajita and killer Love on the Rocks shots!