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Cathy
Singapore
Interests: I am a trailing spouse enjoying my life in Singapore. I love creating altered art and collages, making jewelry, traveling around the world, digging for treasures at flea markets, shopping, eating, and blogging. Please send me a note and let me know you are out there!
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I love to share the unusual food and drinks we try around the world. Today's drink is from the Philippines and is Rock Salt and Cheese tea. I know... sounds disgusting! It is made of Black tea, cream cheese and salt! It was actually quite tasty. It took a sip... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ma vie trouvée
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We are back in Singapore now but I had to share the other two "views from my window" in Sri Lanka. We did not have any internet access so I could not post. GASP - me without internet for over five days! This first one, Singha Sanasa, was in the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ma vie trouvée
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Some see a weed some see a wish... What did you wish for? Texture Tuesday at Kim's Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ma vie trouvée
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All I can say is WOW. Our view from the bed... and yes my tub is on the porch! I have to share this...the view from the toilet! It is up there in the top five all-time toilet views : ) Sri Lanka is an AMAZING country with such natural... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Sapa, Vietnam Blackened teeth are considered beautiful among the Lu ethnic minority women. The Lu believe that only wild animals and demons have white teeth. They blacken their teeth to be sure they will not be mistaken for an evil spirit. The black is Stick lac, a natural resin obtained... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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A few weeks ago we were in Australia where we took a 4-hour train ride from Sydney to Canberra. Along the way, I snapped the photo below... with the train moving and through a glass window. I do love my little camera! Then I added a few of Kim's textures... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Loro Blonyo - the Wedding Couple Wooden sculptures known as loro blonyo are common throughout Indonesia. Translated as “inseparable couple,” Dewi Sri, and her partner, Sadono are said to represent the goddess of fertility and protector of rice fields. I have wanted a set for some time, but was waiting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Chinese New Year is still going on and we are still celebrating! It ends on March 5th, with the Lantern Festival. Auspicious Food As I have mentioned in previous posts, Chinese New Year last for 15 days and a big part of this celebration is eating! We were lucky enough... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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When I travel with my hubby, I get to play all day while he works (poor D)! I tour, shop, take lots of photos, and usually have tea around 3:00. I am very lucky and very spoiled : ) This week we are in Jakarta and I am sharing my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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(traditional tins from chinese new year cookies) Today is Ren Ri or Yan-Yat (Birthday of Man or Every-man's Birthday) and everyone is said to grow a year older. According to Chinese legend, the Goddess Nuwa created chickens on the first day, dogs on the second day, sheep on the third... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Did you know that Chinese New Year lasts for 15 days? Chinese New Year is a time to honor family and friends, and to enjoy traditions. There are so many traditions and meanings that I could not begin to list all of them, so I picked a few that I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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February 19, 2015 Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái I was sorting photos and came across this one of me with two goats in Nepal. I had to use it for my New Year's greeting. We both even have on our red scarves! May 2015 bring you good health and prosperity! Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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fabric swatches from the vietnamese hill tribes kim's textures - a dash of edith and a dash of xanthe. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái “wishing you a prosperous new year” Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is the longest and most important festival in Chinese culture. It is celebrated on the new moon of the first month according to the lunar calendar, and is a time for family reunions and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Liberate your Art - Postcard swap! I love swaps - especially when they are quick and easy ones, like the international postcard swap called "Liberate Your Art" by Kat over at Kat eye studio. A little about why Kat started this swap: to encourage artists to learn how to reproduce... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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I was shopping in Chinatown the other day where a little teashop was selling mismatched teapot lids. I stopped to look and thought who would buy this? Then it hit me - what a great collage they would make. I bought 11 of them @ 1.00 each (.74 cents usd).... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Sharing a splash of color today! Oh how I love the hill tribe fabrics of Vietnam. I am sorting my photos from my trip to Sapa, Vietnam in October and I had to share a few.... Sapa is a beautiful, mountainous town in northern Vietnam along the border with China.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Truly Paradise! Wait til you see the blog!! This is the view looking out of my window! Below is a view of the island we are on... at the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Resort. Life is VERY GOOD! Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Meet Smudge... Smudge was born to a feral mother. My cousin adopted him when he was 6 weeks old (he is now two and a half). He moved into a single family home with a family of two teen boys, two cats, and a big dog. He was very loved.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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We had a wonderful year of travel. We took 21 trips, visiting 12 different countries. We added three new countries to our list; Philippines, Australia, and Timor Leste bringing the total country count to 53 for me and 54 for D. This is my year to sneak off and visit... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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I found these two cups sitting just like this on a table at the Thow Kwang Dragon Kiln in Singapore. So perfect. Kim would have loved them : ) Textured with kim's textures: carol and marabella. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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A visit to the Thow Kwang Dragon Kiln in Singapore Dragon kilns are brick-built kilns shaped like a dragon. What makes them unique is they are heated by wood and fire, where modern kilns primarily use electricity. Created and first used in China, they date back 3000 years. Early Chinese... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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This little message was on my soup bread bowl in a restaurant in the Philippines. I thought it was a great message and a fun idea for a table setting. What are you sharing today? Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Vigan, Philippines UNESCO World Heritage Site Established in the 16th century, Vigan is the best-preserved example of a planned Spanish colonial town in Asia. It was truly charming. Altered and adjusted, and textured with Kim's 312 plus my own found in Vigan. What did you create today? Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at ma vie trouvée
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Baguio, Philippines "City of Pines" Okay, for those of you experiencing snow this week - the colors of spring are not coming into focus! A charming area, Baguio City is located 155 miles north of Manila. High in the Cordillera Mountain Ranges (5,000 feet above sea level), it is a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at ma vie trouvée