Monday, April 30, 2007

Magnetic bracelet

It's just a bunch of magnets, but the video makes it look cool. (Sorry, I tried, but can't imbed the video. Here's the link.)

Sunday, April 29, 2007

From one sheet of metal...

Amazing sculptures! Kind of falls in the same catagory of those paper art.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Lego car factory

Yikes! It really makes lego cars! The video is a bit long, though. But at the end, a car does roll off the assembly line.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Dollar bill origami

Actually not that impressive. But the idea of using bank notes has it's appeal. And there's a "Homer Simsons" origami dollar bill. (^_^)

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Omelette rice mouse cover

"Omelette rice" seems to be a Japanese thing. (Is it really?) Since the rice is inside the omelette, maybe it should be called "rice omelette" instead? The mouse doesn't need a cover, but it might be good for spooking your colleagues with...

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Paper art (3)

No rough, no sketches, no pencil. Only eyeballing, a piece of paper and a pair of scissors. That person does it often enough to have a blog.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Dinner blog

A Japanese house wife's blog on "what's for dinner tonight" and other everyday life events. Looks yummy!!

Monday, April 23, 2007

3D modeling machine in Akihabara

According to this article, there's a company on the 4th floor of the UDX building in Akihabara that accepts 3D data and make it into a sculpture. It doesn't say if it's for the public, or the price. If it's not too expensive, I'd love to try it!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

More snowman!

41 snowmen. Some are funny, some are cute!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Sakura... 2nd round?

Near my place. 51th Ave, 2 blocks west of Knight Street. There are some on 53rd too. Nothing near those in Burnaby, but still quite nice.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Photoshop chimera

Interesting Photoshop touch ups!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Someone likes dandelion so much, it's planted in a pot... !

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Putting together kits is more tricky than I thought. Yup... made a few mistakes, yikes...

Monday, April 16, 2007

BBQ pig

When my niece first saw this, she said, the pig eats the stick and poops it out right away...

The pig is even smiling... creepy....

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Bus ads

A bunch of interesting bus ads. They won't make you laugh outloud, but nevertheless interesting to look at.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Black Friday

Let's see... it was raining, and I got gutter water pour all over my left side. My boss was having bank account problems. I hope it's not identity thieft.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Paper art (2)

I like these better than the last bunch.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Kanako Ono figurine

... from Genshiken, by Kaiyodo, as a freebie with Afternoon magazine. I bought mine for $12. Now it's only $5 at Iwase. Guess it's too obscene. (Her boobs are spring-loaded and bounce.) But the sculpt is excellent.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Paper art (1)

Nice! But... (1) takes up a lot of space, (2) those seem to be old books and will disintegrate eventually. Is it worthy to spend a lot of time making the art with something that doesn't last?

Monday, April 09, 2007

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Sakura in Burnaby

Argh! I forgot the street name already! From the photo... it's Lillooet? And what's the cross street...? Aaaaargh I want my missing brain back!!

Seems nice to live on that street, but it comes with sakura tourists. (^_^)

Friday, April 06, 2007

Evangelion postage stamps

Oops... kind of forgotten about it. The release was over a month ago (Feb 23). Here's an article (and picture) from a Japanese blog with a cute Rei Pinky. Here's the official site talking about the stamps.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Sakura jam

Thanks Sora my Japanese blog friend for this Sakura jam. It's made with sakura flowers petals. So pretty, I don't want to open it... (^_^)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

3 days...

So, my uncle has one week left not because of his illness, but the decision of the doctor on not to give him a feeding tube, so that he would "dry up naturally". Hey wait a minute. That's starving a living person to death! How can that be "natural"?! My uncle did not loose consciousness although he can no longer speak. But he communicates with head movement and can answer yes or no questions.

The tubes are removed already. No food, no water, no IV, no medicine, no oxygen mask. Mind you, he has Parkinson's. He's gonna shake without medicine. Knowing that a relative is slowly being killed is unsettling. I have to admit, I've been trying to block this whole thing out, but for the past few days, I haven't been sleeping well and my stomach aches. Aren't doctors supposed to treat the sick? This one seems to enjoy making people suffer. Devil!!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Hail @ around 4 pm

Yup, it was hail alright. Right before, it was sunny. Right after, it was sunny too. The weather was screwed up...