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faces in places, lace up your cases

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When faces and emotions are partially obscured, the image becomes all the more intriguing. What are they thinking about? How do they feel? What are they hiding?

And somehow, the subject appears to be in melancholy, even when they are equally likely to be the happiest they have ever been.

Or perhaps, they are just trying to keep a part of themselves private, out of reach to the many that are quick to assess, to watch, to judge. Perhaps.

Some haunting images that inspired this thought:

Table For One

Kate Spade pop-up store

La Mode Outre

Via Vintage Mint

Books Actually

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October 29, 2010 at 1:29 pm

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Simple question for you today:

Has your week been going good?

 

or Maybe?

 

Image credit: Opinion Bag by Jing Quek, designed for Made For Sam, an exhibition of 40 everyday objects by 40 Singapore artists and designers. Exhibition on from now till 27 December 2010.

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October 27, 2010 at 12:53 pm

five little piggies

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I went to Wonderwool the other day to visit my friend Anna for a brief respite from Listerine.  I didn’t feel like taking photos the usual way because I kept missing the details on the floor, so I decided to turn my attention downwards instead. Incidentally, her cushion matched my shorts ^^.

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October 24, 2010 at 9:50 pm

LISTERINE® Bloggers Dare: Week 6

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How would you answer the question: “I’ve always wanted to _________.”?

You might want to learn how to dance hiphop, or to travel to all seven continents, or even to photograph all the cats you’ve ever met in your lifetime (that’s definitely one of mine!).

What have you always wanted to do? Do let me know in your comments!

Thank you to all my friends; Stanley and Antoinette of The Little Drom Store; Karen, Kenny and Renee from Books Actually; and Anna from Wonderwool for appearing in the video!

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It’s the last week of the LISTERINE Bloggers Dare! It’s been a really, really awesome experience! From the start, I never focused on the competition bit, but instead I focused on what you guys would like to see, and I hope I’ve managed to do just that.

Thank you so much for all your support!

Please do continue to comment, vote and repost on Facebook any of the videos/photos from all the 6 weeks – the winner gets $5000 to help them achieve their dream, and I could really use the help! Every little bit counts! (:

(If you do repost any of my videos on Facebook, do let me know!)

Also, just curious, which of the 6 posts did you like the most?

Week 1: nabbycat dares you

Week 2: Good Friend Hunting

Week 3: Fat Cat and Dentist Cat

Week 4: The Sweet Truth

Week 5: Art Attack x nabbycat

Week 6: I’ve always wanted to _____

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Lastly, for those that wonder whether the LISTERINE Total Care mouthwash is actually good:

Remember when I visited the dentist in Week 1 and got a gingivitis index of 75%? Well, after using LISTERINE Total Care for 6 weeks, I’m proud to say that my gingivitis has gone down to 30%! I’m usually a non-believer of these types of things but I can’t deny good hard evidence.

So yes, I do recommend using LISTERINE Total Care everyday. It has 6 active ingredients that help you achieve the 6 signs of oral health and using it for 30 secs every day is just one small step towards better oral health for you and your family!

Also, for those that have been following my journey since Week 1, do you mind helping out the Listerine people by filling out this short survey? It would be fabbydabby if you could!

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October 22, 2010 at 12:42 pm

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whisper as quiet as a mouse squeaks

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Overwhelming October, please exit stage right.

Photo credit: Gary Pepper

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October 19, 2010 at 11:16 am

LISTERINE® Bloggers Dare: Week 5

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Do you guys remember the show Art Attack?

For those too young to remember, the host Neil Buchanan would teach kids all these cool art projects they could do with just everyday household items. I used to love the show and would try to make some of the art myself, though I was no Picasso.

The beauty of Art Attack is he would always say “It doesn’t have to be perfect!” which resonated with me even as a kid. The fact that the objective was in the experimentation, in the trying and failing and just having fun, I think I never stopped believing in those things.

I thought that it’d be a great idea to revisit a childhood favourite with a project of my own, INVISIBLE LETTERS.

Music credit: Salt Peanuts by The Quintet & Sleepy Tigers by Her Space Holiday

Psst: Our challenge this week was to make someone smile, and I hope my little tutorial managed to get you smiling! Thank you for all the positive comments about my videos and posts, I’ve been using the LISTERINE Bloggers Dare to take little steps towards a new, more creative direction for my blog and my life which I hope to be able to sustain – so all the support is greatly appreciated!

If you would like an INVISIBLE LETTER from me, just leave a comment with your email address and I’d be happy to make you one! (:


Second last week of the LISTERINE Bloggers Dare, phew it went by real quick!

If you like this post, do help me earn points by re-blogging the photos, share the URL on FB or RT it on Twitter!

Do continue to vote for me here! Click here for my Week 1, 2, 3 and 4 posts!

brown paper packages tied up with string

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Hi  everyone!

Remember the chai&biskut giveaway I did two weeks back? Well, here are some photos of the packages I put together. I’m a rather bad present wrapper so I’m actually proud of these babies, hehe.

Photo credit: Fuzzygreenlights, Zsixshutter and myself

 

Not bad, no? Congrats to Fuzzygreenlights, Stephie, Sleepysteph, Teeks and zsixshutter! And thank you to everyone that participated, the response was amazing and I will definitely be doing more soon! (:

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October 11, 2010 at 11:48 pm