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May-13-12

Leather Breathes

posted by constance

I am not very good with fabrics and material. And I didn’t know that leathers and hides actually ‘breathes’.. Oh well, that is what Ah Boy told me.

That is the reason you cannot keep it in a space where your leather bags can’t ‘breathe’.. Frankly, I still cannot understand why and I don’t really have many real leather good except for my old partial leather sofa, a jacket, a pair of blue suede boots which I wore less than a handful of fingers and a brown leather backpack. And all these were bought long time ago. I realized that even though time passes by quickly, these items are still very tough in condition although it looks rather dull. Ah Boy said I can get those brush and leather polish, coloured or non coloured to bring these products back to ‘live’. I remember that I once bought a really expensive present among a collection of leather briefcases from a swanky mall (it was my first very expensive product right after my graduation..) and even though it looks like mouldy, I am sure I can get it to look brand new again after a polish.

Or shall I just bring it to the store that handles leather stuff?

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May-1-12

Peaceful Demo turned Awry

posted by constance

I cannot believe what I see on photos and you tube videos recently about the peaceful sit down demonstration held in Malaysia. Many people I know had taken part in what was supposed to be a peaceful protest and what ended this demonstration became something that made the people of the country filled with angry and betrayal because you could see videos of how some of the people been beaten up by people of the authorities in full uniform and how they had used water cannons and gassed the people during the demonstration. A you tube video also showed how a police car had been driven recklessly into the people was unbelieavable… I hope the police have a good explaination and proof for this manner..

Why must gas and water be used on unarmed people of the public? Especially when you can see not only these people are unarmed, they were also with young people and some even brought children along, knowing fully well that they are there to support a clean and fair election for their own country.

Is the support for a clean and fair governance a threat? Surely it is not.. And I am very sure, from looking at the the people in the youtube videos, there is no race nor religion agenda here. The people of the public consists of all people from all races, religion, young and old.

I wish for peace and fair judgment for the people, especially all the innocent ones in the country. I wish for justice and equality for them all. Every one should benefit regardless of race, religion and age.

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May-1-12

Keeping with the times

posted by constance

I met up with an old friend recently. Well, actually, I sort of bumped into him one morning while doing grocery shopping. He had changed a lot. He used to be this very nerdy-looking bespectable-fella who only murmurs short answers during conversations but of course with me, as long time friends he managed a little more than that. Not now. He is chatty and very friendly and full of passion when it comes to describing about his work which is also his passion – music. He now teaches music in a accredited school and also works composing music, digitally for the media. Oh he dresses very differently too, and can see that he has managed to build up his scrawny build and now looking very confident with himself. I am very proud of my friend, who never seemed to explain with patience anything that sounds alien to me, from music lingo like what cakewalk to him is a product of high definition audio set up for the music industry and not a definition of simple accomplishment in English literature! Awesome. No wonder he could held on as a teacher because these are the qualities of patience and product knowledge in which he is the perfect person.

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