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mycupoffruittea

Posted in DIY, Food & Dining, Inspiration by styleantagonist on May 23, 2010

Here’s a snapshots series of fruit tea preparation that i would like to share. i have readied them in orderly manner, it’s simple straight forward and requires no further  instructions. Except, to add sweets according to your liking. This recipe was observed by me a few months back, when i celebrated with my colleague a farewell lunch in a vegetarian restaurant. We had this tea which is the restaurant’s specialty. A recommended beverage for those weight / health watchers. Bon apetite~

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Hiatal Randomness

Posted in Food & Dining, Inspiration, Sketches & Drawings, Style, Thoughts by styleantagonist on February 18, 2010

i believe most of you are aware that i’ve been for the longest break ever and felt like i’ve just recovered from a sleeping spell that has been casted on me by a lazy wicked witch. Felt quite awkward though as i’m composing this post today. Well, there’s no big excuse but to admit that i was really hooked up with so many forms of busyness both important & unnecessary activities. Sad to say, most of them are time procrastinating. Still can’t really figure out what i’ve done so far. By the time i’m done with it, was really exhausted and left with almost no time for blogging. Really apologize for that. However, as the New Year approached i’ve made a little promise to myself in trying not to conveniently neglect this blog of mine at any time again. Anyway, long story short – here are some picture collections taken from the recent lengthy time away from blogging :D Enjoy~

A small treat to me from myself on New Year’s eve…Admiring my one & only open-toe bootie…and my only leather bag…Blowing & cutting birthday cakes, perpetually reminding the victim their age and weight & later to find myself munching on the bigger piece…Bold color nail paintings, that one thing which is easily undo if not satisfactory…Bulking up on creams & sweets as if i’m not bulky enough…Christmas celebration. What is more predictable than seeing this bobbles as decorations on trees at the end of each year…Compulsive shopping again…Compulsive test fitting other than shopping…Counting dead rats for the week’s record…Detaching feathers from the F21 bull’s end necklace thinking that it might look better without it…Diet & healthy eatings minus the discipline…Dining at Stevens, they have the most dodgy yet artful way of returning customers their change…Dining out with friends hoping for free meal instead ended up going dutch…Dressing up according to themes, in this case – fringe…Switching to local cousines after having enough of westerns… eerie Christmas visit to the Turnwald’s…Enjoying the sun while it still lasted during the monsoon…Envying people who gets soft toys on special occasions though i don’t really like one… Finally got myself a pair of winged earrings… For a change, drawings instead of day-dreamings… Gift spending & wraping, a matter of fact, its easier to receive than to give. my version of saying, its also easy to wrap than to give…Gone crazy with the food in my mouth…Got my first bold paper yarn bag…Hanging out with family – Little sister & Wendy of BlackCoffeeCrumbs… Hearty gift from a close aquiantance…Here’s mute-mode aka the invisible partner throughout the city trip…Perpetually forgetting things, specifically where i placed them… Cheese binging…Imprisoning myself at home in an effort to avoid from shopping, but still ended up shopping, i have forgotten to go offline..Last minute Chinese New Year shopping is no longer a challenge, shops still opens on public holidays these days, no hurry & no worry… Lingering at F21 while i still can…Lunching with sisters – mine, iced lime tea…Mini business trip with my sisters… Condeming overpriced mini magnetos…One thing that i will always got it right – anticipating a bouquet of flower for my birthday (yawn)…Reunion dinner with family – the only time that i literally forgotten about the word ‘starvation’…Running almost all the wedding marathons in town, except mine…Self portraying for the blogging rainy days…Self posing for my idle blog and i take ages to post it out…Shooting for fun, pretending to become a cover model…Slurpings & burpings…Sneak peaking on how i look from the back…Trying out low-budget hotel rooms…Spicing up meals with super hot Peri Peri chicken…Spotted an almost look alike Murano-inspiration lamp…Stealling some lego pieces from my lil bro’s project just to irritate him…Test fitting and later on regretting for not buying…The most procastinating hobby, sleeping as usual. Picture credit to MuteMode and idea to BlackCoffeeCrumbs. Wait till i take yours…Travelling between two states, no money to go abroad…Unwrapping predictable gifts…Wondering if they have the biggest card with the smallest price…Wrestling with Raven the black nose Rottie, for no good reason…Imagining the impossible…and Watching Lion dance hoping for a blunder…

Ta ta’s-

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Bib, The making.

Posted in DIY, Inspiration by styleantagonist on December 11, 2009

 

i was very much inspired enough by The Glamourai’s bib necklace creation when i first set my eyes on her blog. i must admit that i came to know about the existence of DIY bib necklaces through her. She was one of my blogger friend who does DIYs on women’s fashion accessories. If i am not wrong, i recalled seeing bib necklaces way back in my college days in 2000 – 2002. But it was revisited now. Anyway, what i did was, without much of thinking, i make time and grabbed all the old necklaces and leftover beads that i can find and started making a bib out of them. i was pretty sure that it is as simple enough to do one. Thanks to blackcoffeecrumbs for the captured pics and mute-mode for the yummy milo-iced drink on a hot sunny day just enough to chill me off the heat in the no-ventilation-kitchen. And mom (sorry, she doesn’t own a blog of her own at the moment, i will try convincing her to begin with one as she has got so many to share about everything pluss her english is way much better than mine ;-) ), who’s kind enough to cook herself a packet of instant noodle just to keep me accompanied during my bib project..

And while we were all being so chatty, suddenly we were greeted by an unwelcome guest…

Yes, its the none other than the predictable irritating Raven (ughh, speaking of her, i despised her for bitting my newly purchased but never worn F21 long tank top just now!!! Arghhh!!!)

Will let you know the outcome of the bib once its in completion. It has only reached a 90% of progression for now. Hopefully i have the time to finish it off.

Have a wonderful weekend to all of you!

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Calathea Picturata

Posted in Colors by styleantagonist on July 9, 2009

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This is my favourite, among the rest of the plants at home.. due to the richness of  its color. The color of purple / maroon at the back page of its leaf contrasting to the green at the front face. The texture of the surface beneath the leaves is as if a taffeta fabric.

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Coco-Indulgences

Posted in Inspiration by styleantagonist on July 1, 2009

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Lately i have been binging on food over a very predictable reason – ‘stress’ again.. Ha ha! i have been in the ‘lost-control’ kind of mode since my part time job on website maintenance & monitoring. Its a very tedious & complicated task. Sorry for the long break that i took & no post update ever since. i promise to do more regular & interesting post as soon as i got back to the right track on the outstanding issues. You must be wondering why the two consequetive posts on food. To be frank, besides shopping, drawing, exercising, resting (my definition of sleeping / day-dreaming..), internet surfing, downloading & blogging, i love eating. Eating used to be top of my list when it comes to favourite past time activity. And i have really huge appetite for food. Which was why i was once 70kgs ~ 154.32lbs.. a few years back. Remind me to do a picture comparison on this! i am sure you’ll enjoy what you will be seing :D

i soon came into realization that beauty as intepreted by most people around, be it reality or virtually is at least to be ‘slim’ or preferably ‘thin’. There was a time where helpless / homeless kind of style as the ‘it’ trend. i remembered that the famous Olsen Twins sparked the idea of being a total mess-up girl + fashion & accessories junkie style. Many of us are actually witnessing the stages of how style evolved over the time. So, as for now i am just going to take leave from fashion, dieting and preparing shopping list & so forth. And going to pamper myself with some cake sitting outside the house watching Raven running & playing around. i love watching her, she makes everything cheerful and less complicated. That’s the beauty of pets. Cheers everyone!

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Blackery

Posted in Colors, Food & Dining by styleantagonist on June 24, 2009

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 Something caught my attention and i would like to share it with you all. As we were searching for a cake at a local bakery shop to celebrate Father’s Day last Sunday, i saw this unique bun in black coating. i could not recall what they called it so i decided to rename it ‘Charcoal Melted Cheese Bun’. Yum yum! i was not holding my digital camera at that time, i am sorry if there is loss of quality & clarity in the picture. i find it amazing though i don’t think it looked appetizing at a first glance. i should go back to the bakery some time to buy & try it out. Anyway, we bought a simple Pandan* cake for the occassion. Sorry i have totally forgotten to take a picture of it! We were so excited & hungry at that time :D i’m sure there will be plenty of chances next time. Have a nice day everyone!   

 *Pandan cake is a light, fluffy cake of Malay origins (Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines) flovored with the juices of Pandanus amaryllifolius. (Source: Wikipedia.com)
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Balmain Intuition

Posted in Inspiration, Sketches & Drawings, Style by styleantagonist on June 15, 2009

Balmain Intuition

i am feeling very drowsy during work time last friday, due to the unfailing stacks of work and i’m already in the mood for a long weekend holiday.. So, to break free from the sleepy state, i decided to take a break. i grabbed myself a pen to sketch out any image that pops out of my tired brain that time. It has been quite some time since i last draw. Then came out these drawings, an inspiration from the Balmain’s collection that i saw in blackcoffeecrumbs some time ago. i did a little combination of bubble skirts + diamante + diamante peeptoe booties. You can also replace those diamante with metal studs for a bolder touch. Basically, i just love how the embelishments were constructed. i only managed to produce three drawings at that time and i will have more uploaded soon, if i am able too :D

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Sea Cucumber Cocktail

Posted in Style by styleantagonist on April 8, 2009

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 i have finally finished constructing my own bracelets made from the excess Swarovskis and glass beads that i have last time. i do not have them in complete pairs of Swarovski bicones to construct a symetrical / linear color sequencing, so i have them mixed based on the idea of  a cocktail. Whereas the other one was made using glass beads but with a more intricated twist added into it. Used shades of purple + grey tone beads for this. Here’s the end result and don’t ask me why i named this post a ‘Sea Cucumber Coctail’.