Monday, November 22, 2010

* Toys R for Kids *

Just discovered the very cute but a little borderline creepy Lalaloopsy dolls! Their concept is sweetly original. Basically their personalities are formed by where and who their fabric was cut & made by.



I love their adorable little sidekick animals :]




Supposedly they're the new "it" item for kids this Christmas. I do believe the Crumb Sugar Cookie doll is my favorite <3 Though the Mittens Fluff 'n' Stuff's polar bear is uber cute!


Check out their website: lalaloopsy.com
*Warning their song is strangely addicting and makes you want to blurt out "LA-LA LOOPSY" every couple of minutes*

This is the first time in years that I've wanted a toy. But because they remind of Tim Burton's Coraline button doll, I'm a little too creeped out to actually buy one and have it watch me while I sleep :/ I must say though, it is inspirational to think that maybe one day I'll create a character/craft toy that the kiddies will love and perhaps sell like hotcakes in the future :D

Friday, November 19, 2010

* Smile! *


Photo fun with the puffball before I leave for the weekend...


She's going through her rebellious phase
jerk

... or it could have been 20 mins of this that made her grumpy

 YA! Bunny ears

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

* You fall. Like a Raindrop *

Sorry I haven't updated. I've recently caught the flu so I've been feeling under the weather to say the least. But some of my favorite videos (plus the help of nyquil) are making me feel better quicker :] I wanted to share them with you. So enjoy...




Komaneko is my favorite stop motion animation series. I love the emphasis that it puts on the simplest things like going out for a picnic, leaves falling, childhood treasures... makes you notice and appreciate the things in everyday life that we take for granted sometimes.




Alex Chu is one of my favorite artists. I love how he's THE hopeless romantic. Just like in this MV, he himself doesn't find love but he's still a believer. <3 Sometimes that's how it is. Until one day...




You fall. Like a raindrop.
Sigh I love Wong Fu. This short is like a beautiful poem come to life. The colors... the textures... the mood. Each is conveyed through every carefully placed word and note. As if they were sweetly strung together for that specific purpose. To tell that ultimate love story. Which in my opinion is between life and the girl. Her life to be exact. When she's finally able to truly love her life and her life to love her back, she falls ... for real love.

p.s. If you love the music as much as I do, you can purchase the tracks here songsforcinema.bandcamp.com


Speaking of Wong Fu Productions, they just released the trailer to their latest project with Niga Higa (#1 most subscribed on youtube). Check it out:

Monday, November 8, 2010

* Bangerang *




Till this day, that scene always makes me hungry after I watch it. It actually still is one of my favorite scenes from a movie ever since I was a kid. And isn't that the power and beauty of cinema? It's able to take you to another world to experience exactly what that story is trying to convey. If done correctly, that feeling can leave an imprint on your life for ...ever sometimes. So in my opinion, why waste the effort on some of the trash that makes it onto the silver screen these days?

Which is why it's so important for people to pursue their passions in life. Because if you're really doing things for the right reason with the skills and ambition to back it up, then the sky is truly the limit. But first, you have to believe that anything is possible (as corny as that may sound). As Tinkerbell so eloquently put it, "If you can't imagine yourself being Peter Pan, you won't *be* Peter Pan."

If you can't see yourself doing what you've dreamed of all your life, then of course you'll never take the necessary steps to make it a reality. Sometimes when the whole world is telling you that you're crazy because nobody "does that" or it's impossible for your situation, you may just be onto something. Say you do try and "fail" in their eyes, you never really fail in the big picture. There will always be setbacks along the way but they're absolutely essential in order for you to reach your fullest potential. As long as you keep going and believing, that winding road will all make sense in hindsight.

If you ask me, even the slightest possibility of your dreams coming true is definitely worth the risk. And that's... pretty * bangerang * to me.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

* One Day the Train Will Come *



Workspace snapshot:




They say they built the train tracks over the Alps before there was a train that could make the trip. They built it anyway. They knew one day the train would come.

Any arbitrary turning along the way and I would be elsewhere. I would be different. Unthinkably good things can happen, even late in the game. It's such a surprise.
- Under the Tuscan Sun