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All that Glistens this Christmas Season

4 years ago

    Just when you thought my period of giving thanks is over, I keep on finding lists of things to give thanks for. As they say, "It ain't over till the fat lady sings." And I've yet to hear crystal-shattering tones. There's something about the festive season that render me reflective, which is something I love and appreciate, because there are countless things to[...]

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Giving Thanks

4 years ago

So, it's Thanksgiving, huh?   Apart from all the stories I hear about turkey dinners, weeks of leftovers, and crazy black Friday sales, I have to admit I know nothing about this American holiday. That is, until I met Melissa, who is a part of our Basically team and she has lovingly inducted us into the traditions of Thanksgiving. Yes, along with all the food,[...]

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30 at Madnest

5 years ago

The end of year is nigh!!!   I usually say that with a heavy lilt of panic in my voice whenever December rolls around each year. However, things seem a little different this time round! All of my heavy backlog has been finished, which frees me to concentrate on personal projects, like figuring out how to use the new film scanner I bought this year[...]

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Je suis bohème

6 years ago

Just allow me this moment of vanity, alright?   I've had this amazing colour(s) for about a couple of weeks now, and I'm trying to fight fading as much as possible. All credit goes to Max from HaarAttic, he does great work. I sent this to him and yours truly is now on the gallery of his website!   Oh, vanity of vanities.   On[...]

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Looking Back Going Forth, 2011

6 years ago

Standing in the cusp between the changing of years, and the official start of work, I feel compelled to set a tradition on this blog. 2011 zoomed past with frightening speed and although I had been busy with many projects, sometimes so many I didn't have a chance to breathe, I felt as though I have not learnt much, which scares me.   It was[...]

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Casting Down Golden Crowns

6 years ago

  Post Christmas 2011.   Wreath of golden cones and glittery sticks Materials hunted down in the eleventh hour Midst of the bustle of a jolly holiday's eve A premium price needed to be paid Then comes a fumbling twisting in a circle But wait, no glue gun comes to the rescue And when the handiwork finally completes Alas! Gone are the celebrations of the[...]

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A Quick Christmas Shout-Out

6 years ago

Christmas has once again snuck up on me, despite numerous pacts to myself year after year to never let the last minute stress get to me. Yet here I sit now, nursing a chesty cough, anxiously tapping my fingers and brains for the final official work hours of Christmas Adam* to pass so I can be free to scrounge around for overpriced gifts for friends[...]

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A Christmas Soiree

6 years ago

There's nothing cliched about it. Year end festivities are best paired with irreplaceable company and wholesome food. Good, clean fun is never overrated. As long as it is complete with fairy lights and coloured flags.