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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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a view from the pier Linking up to Texture Tuesday @ Kim's. Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at ma vie trouvée
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Wife Cake (or Sweetheart Cake: Lao Po Bing) is a traditional Chinese pastry sold in Hong Kong. They say one of the best shops to buy them is at Hang Heung Cake Shop. I bought a box of six and they came in this pretty red box. There are many... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at ma vie trouvée
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Borobudur Temple Indonesia Sharing with my friends over at Texture Tuesday. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ma vie trouvée
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This post is for all you cat lovers out there... The Cat Store in Hong Kong, also known as the Cat Cafe, is just that - a cafe with lots of cats! I am pretty sure you will never see this in the United States due to health regulations. First... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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Hong Kong Island - August 2014 *a view from my corner room* After a few days of rain - the sun is finally here! We were here many years ago (twelve or so). It was the first Asian city we ever visited. I forgot how striking the city is -... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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a temple somewhere in asia... such beautiful light Kim's texture tache. Stop by Kim's and see what others are creating..... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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I have been creating like crazy with my new Gelli plate and stencils! If you do not own a Gelli plate you need to buy one today! Here is a series I created called "Pieces of my World".... collages created with bits and pieces of my travels... including batik and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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The end of July we went to Phuket and Kho Lak in Thailand to relax on the beach. Unfortunately, the beach at Phuket was trashy. I managed to find art in the trash and did this series I am calling beach art - au natural. I did not move anything... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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Michaels craft store now has on-line ordering and they ship to DPO's! I ordered a rainbow of paints to create with my new Gelli Pad (LOVE THIS). Craft supplies are VERY pricey in Singapore. I have to pay between $3 and $4 usd when I buy the exact same paint... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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Have you ever seen a black chicken? How about tasting one? Being away from the US for so long, sometimes I forget what is really unique to Asia and what is also sold in the US. But I am pretty sure the black chicken is unusual. And I am not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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Aren't they fun? and so "me" with the travel quote... I get a kick out of the Asian language to English translations... they are always just a little off. What did you discover this week? Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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I am going to admit it.... today is my BIG B-day. Yep, turning 50. Yee Gads. My best bud & cousin Maria (who is coming to see me in January!) sent me a box full of presents - 50 to be exact!! I followed her directions - present #1 was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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Durian - King of all fruit I wrote an article for our embassy newsletter after a group of us went out for durian last weekend -it is my Friday Find... Durian - Have you tasted it yet? If not, this is the time of year to give it a try.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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Borobudur Temple Visit our travel blog, www.thextrasuitcase.com, for the full post on this magnificent site. Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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I was searching for an image the other day and came across this photo I took at a flea market in France... a favorite. It brings back sweet memories of living in Europe. I altered it a bit and am sharing my TT friends. What are you texturizing this week? Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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To order coffee (kopi) in Singapore, you have to speak Singlish. Not recognized as a formal language, Singlish is a blend of English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil (Indian). It is full of grammatical errors and sounds like "broken English" or "bad English". In an attempt to stop its usage, the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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We are published in the local Singapore Expat Magazine! It is a monthly publication, but once a year they publish a special Travel Guide for the Asia region & Beyond. They selected three of my posts. The editors did a few photos from each trip, along with text. The first... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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Borobudur Temple Central Java, Indonesia Borobudur is the world’s largest Buddhist temple, as well as one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was created in the 9th-century - which makes it 1200 years old. This is hard to image when... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
wow - this is an amazing piece. in love with your stencils - just ordered several - me and the Tuesday art gals...we live in Singapore and can't get them here. We each buy different ones and share....FUN!
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2014 on Embroidery Update at Balzer Designs
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Vintage style. I haven't made any in a long time. So relaxing. Vintage post cards & images, buttons, beads, ribbon, rubber stamps, and various ephemera. I should be set on cards for a year or two or three Slightly different style: Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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Batik caps (pronounced chop) are used for stamping images on fabric. They are made of copper. Caps were created in the mid 1800's to speed up the printing process that was being done by hand with tjanting tools. I've read about this technique and own a chop, but had never... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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Chiang Mai,Thailand May 2014 To see the entire post, visit our travel blog - TheXtraSuitcase. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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It was fun showing Tammy Singapore. It makes me realize I show so many other countries and so little of my own adopted home. To see the full post about Singapore - visit our travel blog www.thextrasuitcase.com. The full moon was beautiful! Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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I went to a tea appreciation seminar and lunch at Yixing Xuan Teahouse in Singapore's Chinatown. Chinese legend tells us that Emperor Shen Nong first discovered tea in 2737 B.C. His servants were boiling water to purify it when leaves from the tea bushes fell into the water. Did you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
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At our hotel in Chaing Mai, Thailand I have to share the original photo as his natural color was magnificent! Thai name: Ging-ga Hua Si Fa or Ging-ga Suan English name: Indo-Chinese Forest Lizard (aka “Blue-crested Lizard” or “IndoChinese Tree Agama”) Scientific name: Calotes mystaceus Description: Has rough body scales... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at ma vie trouvée