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Feb-18-13

Not Lasting

posted by constance

I have drawer chests and cabinets that have no knobs on them. That is because the latest furniture in the last 5-10 years aren’t what good furnitures are like decades ago. These fixtures on our storage items get loose or just drops off after a year or sometimes even less. Guess it could be why we pay lesser for furniture as they are now using materials that aren’t hardy and simply perhaps our knobs or any other parts are just glued on nicely for a presentation, but do not last at all.

I am tempted to get Reid Supply handles to replace all my knobs in my house! The Reid knobs have been known to be a good quality material and workmanship and they last for years and years! Imagine, if my daughter still get a good knob from mom’s old chest drawers and how beautiful they’d look even after years on, as wooden furniture age well in time.

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Feb-18-13

Lego creating History

posted by constance

Lego is really something. Now that they have open up a Legoland in Johor, Malaysia, I wonder if it is crowded. Most kids would be very familiar with Lego or at least with building blocks, with Lego taking the lead, of course. Their branding is very strong and has been around for the longest time! My aunt used to buy them for her children and I remember visiting them during the holidays. For my Sis and I, we got Lego sets of some building structures, of which I remember I chose a simple house whereas, my sister, being much older and wiser, picked a very nice castle.

Last Wednesday, I saw this Merlion made of Lego bricks at the entrance of Toys R Us. It is really not easy to be able to build something like that! It was designed, constructed and shipped from Denmark! Must be by the professional Lego builders!

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