Music is amazing. It always arouses the image of someone or something or some places which is hiding in your memory consciously or unconsciously. It is like a type of perfume. It brings back the old scenery when you smell it.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I was making a fresh pot of tea in a sunny and cloudless afternoon.
A lovely but monochromic (from outlook) flower ball was dropped into water which was just boiled. As the flower ball began to unfurl, a few little white blossoms (Jasmine) emerged from the hand-sewn tea leave that reach up in a single strand. A beautiful and stunning Red Globe Amaranth Flower (Qian Ri Hong) was the last appeared at the top of the strand eventually. The little amaranth floated and surrounded by the tea leaves like a rising sun with fluffy clouds of Jasmine. Wow…. It is really wonderful and charming! The fragrance of flowers was soon diffused in the room and it smelt sweet.
Flower tea, also known as herbal tea, is made from the dried flowers which undergoes very little processing and it does not contain any tea leaves. There is a different variety, known as the blooming tea or display tea, of which the edible flowers are sewn in a bouquet of green tea leave. Sometimes the tea leave may also be scented with Jasmine for a more floral flavor.
The simple act of drinking flower tea is like having a great conversation with the nature through the great scent of flower fragrance. Enjoying the moment of the graceful blooming appearance and the lovely taste of flower tea leads you away from the busy and stressful city life. It refreshes your thought and relaxes your mind. Do give it a try on this great leisure activity.
Let’s propose a toast to our outstanding ancestor for passing down this great piece of art. Cheers…. I am gonna sip my cup of tea now!Red Globe Amaranth Flower, before and after steeping in hot water.
Enjoying my amaranth tea which is good for enhancing vision especially for people like me who crazy surfing everyday. *chuckle*
One of my favorite flower tea - Jasmine tea with honey. *wink*
If you have ever tried these pink rose tea & red rose tea, you will find the taste of the tea with pink rose buds is always sweeter than the one with red rose buds.
Dragon Pearl Jasmine is the higher level of green tea. The pearl-shaped green tea leaves were scented with Jasmine for better floral flavor.
Happy TEA time!! *chuckle*
You may visit the sites below if you wish to know more about the flower tea or other type of Chinese tea in detail. The first link is written in Mandarin while the second one is written in English. Take a brief look at these sites when you are free. Cheers!http://baike.baidu.com/view/37160.htm
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
This is the sound of nature which is not belonging to the urban.
I was coincidently attracted to the pretty snowing scene on the cover of this musical CD when I was searching for other CD in the CD rack. There is a little red cottage in front of the forest. The whole place was snowed in. The trees and the roof of the house were beautifully dressed in white.
I took the CD and did a test listening at the trial run station. The music was so euphony!! The beautiful melody kept lingering in my mind. The pleasing and harmonious sound flew through the Alps, leading you to an enchanting world that was as virtuous as fairy wonderland. Running away from the crowded and densely populated city and walking into the Mother Nature. Let your soul bathed in brilliant sunshine and dew, breathing the fragrance of flowers and enjoying the nice pleasant ambience. This is the feeling and visualization that I have when I listened to this great melodies played by a group of Swiss musicians – BASILY.
Without much thought, I grabbed the CD and decided to add it to my collection. *wink*
I bought this musical CD from Harris Bookshop at Tebrau City, Johor. It only cost me RM20 and I think it’s very worth to buy.
This musical CD is copyrighted, so I will not upload any melodies from the CD in my blog. But if you really interest about this beautiful melodies, may be I can share it with you individually. *grin*
Sunday, May 18, 2008
小孩们的偶像－Ultraman来Tebrau City 走走。难道这里有怪物出现吗？！
今天特地和宝贝去Tebrau City看一出有关于魔幻系列的电影－《纳尼亚传奇2:凯斯宾王子》(The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian），是C.S.Lewis-纳尼亚系列的第二部。
故事发生在自从四兄妹离开纳尼亚回到自己的世界后,那里已经过了好几百年，纳尼亚前国王的王弟King Miraz杀害兄长,篡夺了王位。在他残暴统治之下，所有会说话的动物和精灵们都惨遭残酷和死亡的迫害。侥幸生存的都隐藏起来了。King Miraz甚至计划把王位的唯一继承人－Prince Caspian（stared by Ben Barnes－帅哥！）杀害。幸好得到了博士的帮助才得以及时逃离King Miraz的魔爪。王子逃离王宫，在与敌人对抗时吹响了Susan的魔法号角，将彼德四兄妹唤回这个世界帮助他们。王子在森林里召集了纳尼亚的老居民，并得到他们的支持。正邪两方展开激战。他们领导纳尼亚的动物和精灵们战胜了邪恶的国王，凯斯宾王子继承了王位，并解放了纳尼亚。纳尼亚又恢复了以往的生机勃勃。彼德四兄妹又重返自己的世界。
Thursday, May 15, 2008
As told by TiTan, the paper used for this painting is purely handmade and the picture of the ancient Egyptians was directly printed onto the paper. It is not a piece of art made out from some kind of machinery. This makes the painting so valuable. This is my first time ever to touch a handmade paper. It is miraculous! It makes me feel like going back to the ancient world!!
The second piece of art which I would like to introduce is the painting that I got for myself when I travelled to Sydney for vacation last year. It is authentic aboriginal art from Australia. “Two Lovers Meet” is the theme of this lovely painting.
In the painting, you can see two people standing opposite to each other and raising their hands toward each other. They are cheering for their gathering. They dance around a big circle which might be symbolizing a pile of fire woods. They are surrounded by many colourful and pretty blinking circles as well. You can always find so much joy and happiness in the painting. This could be the highest expression when the beautiful Princess meets the handsome Prince – legendary love story!
How about you? Have you found your Mr/Miss Right yet?
The last thing to show is the coolest ever hand sketch from my brother – Mr. Cool! The human in the sketch is so lively and the theme is so fashionable! You can always find some special characters here and there. The line contour is clear and the contrast is so strong.
Can you ever imagine how Jay Chou shows his cool?
The collection above are just some samples from his works. It is hard to believe that this brother of mine is not a painter, right? Perhaps he should really consider this habit as his future career so that this gifted talent never goes to waste!
Monday, May 12, 2008
We just had a gathering on 1st of May. Everyone dressed up nicely to show their cutest, sweetest and most handsome look. I was wearing a short pant with grid texture and my lovely buddy - Niko was coincidentally wearing a mini pant with the same pattern. We seemed to match with each other so well. So, we quickly sms Fikar to ask him to wear any pant with the same style to conspicuously show we are the same gang. Haha… We were having lots of fun during our gathering. We went to Ming Hub Ramen for breakfast and then we shopped at Tebrau City. Wow…. It was really tired but we had lots of fun. We intended to watch the movie – The Ironman but the queue was just too long – could hardly find the last one in the line! So, we gave up. Fikar brought along a new friend (David) and introduced him to us. David has listening problem but he is friendly and talkative. He used hand sign (some sort of body language) to communicate with us. Niko, Low & I never learned it before, so Fikar was doing all the translation. It was very interesting to know the hand sign which David told us was originated from US. He taught me some simple expression like eating, hungry, thirsty, toilet, how are you, thank you, tire, lazy and …etc. What a memorable day! We ended our gathering with a visit to David’s house. We stayed there till 11:00pm. His house was so well decorated (Bali’s style – lots of decoratives made of cane). I hope one day in near future I can have a cozy little house which I can design it with my own theme as well! By then, everyone was exhausted so we call it quit. Aliyos…