Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Notebook from Marysza

I won this handmade notebook on Agnes' blog, marysza.blogspot.com in August. Aside from running this blog, Agnes is also the owner of the shop Marysza on Etsy.

This notebook is quite pretty, especially the hand-sewn cover. When it arrived, most of the pages were clumped together. I'm sure it was put under a pile of heavy objects when it was sent to Malaysia, thus compacting it. The ruffled edges give you a vintage feel, but there were some little bits of fluff coming off from my notebook when it arrived. But no worries, I've cleaned them up!

One of my favourites from marysza is the old style red polka dots notebook:
old style red polka dots notebook
You can buy it for $38.00, which is a considerable price, since it's 100% handmade.

As you can see on her blog, Agnes is a crafty person. She makes laptop bags...
[I'm loving this one!]

...patchwork bed covers...

...and dolls!

Before I end this post, I would like to thank Agnes for sending me the notebook! I will certainly treasure it! Thank you, Agnes!

Aik :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Random Thursday Post

Sorry for the lack of updates! I'm very busy at this moment of the year because I have to hand in a complete Account folio tomorrow! I'm trying my best to get it done as I'm poor in accounting.

A Japanese exchange student named Iyo Misato visited our school today. She's really nice. Even though we asked her loads of questions (most of them out of sheer curiosity regarding the Japanese education system and also their pretty school uniforms), she remained smiling her sweet smile and politely responded to each of them.

There's also a boy, but he's not really talkative. His name is Makoto and I think he looks just like a typical Malaysian. His micro-actions reflected that he feels slightly uncomfortable being crowded by a bunch of girls from our class, all wanting to learn some basic Japanese.

Everyone was surrounding the girl today just as they surrounded the boy yesterday. Indeed, everyone was wanting to peek a glimpse at the special new students from Japan. Good thing both of them responded positively to it. I wonder if the Japanese do the same when an exchange student arrives in their country?

I hope Makoto-kun and Mii-chan enjoy their trip in Malaysia and find the local cuisine suitable to their taste palates. If you need recommendations on delicious Malaysian food, just ask me! Roti canai, gong biang, ang chiew mi sua, satay, chicken curry and my homemade kuih batik!

マレーシアを訪問していただきありがとうございます! :)