Saturday, September 22, 2007

Cotton cotton cotton!

Here's my latest yarn purchase with yet an idea what to knit with it....

Yarn: schachenmayr Catania 100% cotton
Colour: Grey
Yardage: 125m in 50g ball each

Ahhh cotton!! The best yarn to knit in this country!! It's been so hot here I can hardly stand the afternoon sun! bleearrghh!!

Anybody with ideas as to what to knit leave a comment!!

Ohhh!! This just came in!! Rain got for me this today...

Another butt load of yarn!

5 balls of Online Cotton in blue
2 balls of Catania cotton in peach
1 ball of Katia Capri in yellow

Thanks chica!!!! Can email me the yarn so I can use it here?? hehe!



Friday, September 21, 2007

A birthday wish....

Today is me buddy Rain's birthday!!

If you happen to see this, please go visit her
blog and leave a comment.

Happy Birthday babe!! Here's to an awesome year ahead!


Mi
ss you loads!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Greatest tutor!

Remember my adventure in teaching the kid how to spell?

He got his marks today


He got ZERO out of five


I rock!

shetland triangle shawl

I thought I had blogged about this FO...turns out I haven't! I had completed this more than a month ago, in a rush to make it for the recipient's birthday.

Pattern: shetland triangle shawl
Yarn: Knit Pick's sunset (Vineyard)
Needle u
sed: 4mm Addi circulars
Recipient: Mom's friend

I think this yarn is a bit too thin for this pattern, or I should have used a smaller needle. The pattern repeats should be more solid and as you can see mine is a bit holey-holey.





Tuesday, September 18, 2007

How do you teach kids to spell??

Last night, I sat down with my 4 1/2 year old nephew, teaching him how to spell a couple of words that was going to be tested in school today. I thought I had patience with children, trust me I thought I did, but last night's session proved me wrong!

Here are the words he's supposed to know:


nine, jump, walk, run, ten


It took me about 1.5 hours to teach him all five! First I went through with him about 10 times on how to spell them.


so after the...50th(??) time...


Me: spell jump
Kid: jump....??? *eyes looking at the ceiling*
Me: *waiting...* *annoyed*
Kid: mmm....w....
Me: w????!!! j.u.m.p!! jump jump! you don't hear the 'w' sound in jump!
Kid: *writing on a paper*.. 'jump'

Then I erased it and told him to spell again
Kid: *blank stare* *tries to make sure I see him yawning* (it was 11pm)

Me: .............!!
Kid: umm...jump....
starts with g....?

Repeat above with the other letters!!


After a while I felt bad for being so harsh to him. Poor kid i
s only in KG1. Then I gave him a hug...I could see his eyes light up...the finally-this-evil-aunt-has-calmed-down look..

At this point, when I told him to spell...he could...all five words!




Saturday, September 15, 2007

A contest link

Hey ya'll...

Go check out the contest over at

http://beckyknitstoo.blogspot.com/2007/09/contest-contest.html

Try your luck to win the goodies she's giving away..

Don't forget, linking the contest to your blog will earn you an extra entry!


In other news, I now think that my laptop is possessed! Out of the blue the keys that were not working before nows works! It refused to work for the past couple of weeks. okay, except for the number 2 key. But it makes a wierd noise when I reboot it too...unbelivable?? believe it! .... lol ....

Friday, September 07, 2007

Bandung, Indonesia

Finally I could sit down, upload pictures and update this blog after recovering from the worst food poisoning I've ever had, the experience of flying back to Malaysia by puking at the airport, quesy feeling on the plane and more stomach problems for the net couple of days. Nope, I did not sit at home and recuperate, instead I took a drive with my sis to singapore. hee hee

Here's the summary of places that I went since I last posted:
Flew to Bandung, Indonesia - shopping - climbed a volcano (not literally, but yeah..)
Flew back to Malaysia - stayed one night
Drove to singapore - visited sentosa island - play play play - swam - had a sunburn

Okay so where should I start...My ailing laptop is dying sloly...the number 2 key, the 's' and the 'w' key, doesn't..AT ALL!! *ahh great! now the 'Caps Lock' key doesn't work either. so how do I type when I need those keys?? I have to go to a web page and look for the letter...copy it..and the n paste it as I type! Yes people...desperate measures!!!!!

If not it'll be like this ---> e.g. I'm hating my laptop and I feel like throing it out of the indo, eriouly getting on my nerve!!

This is really annoying!

Aite so..the volcano trip...we went to
Mount Tangkuban Perahu in Bandung itself. we were sort of tricked into climbing down to the crater. The 'tour guide' said that it was only a 20 minute walk down, but it turned out to be about an hour,luckily we had our sport shoes on!

This is the view of the crater from the top of the mountain

That steam coming from the crater.. still very much alive!

Don't let your eyes trick you..that's not sand, but lava!

Crystallized sulfur forming where hot steam from beneath the earth is blowing.
(It stinks like rotten eggs by the way!)
Clicky on the picture to see it clearer

ETA: I finally uploaded a video. Boiling eggs in hot springs of the volcano..that's naturally boiling water y'all!
video


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