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Oct-15-14

Spring Cleaning Week

posted by constance

Yes, I’m down to doing spring cleaning now. I need to. It’s because if I don’t, I don’t have many days off before the start of 2015. Yup. One day a week off is never enough. Because there will be some off days when my day is packed with stuffs to do. Or daily chore is already up to the neck. So I better get started on those areas that need attention once a year thing.

I got down to dusting my book shelves first. I threw out lots of books/magazines because I don’t want to hoard, anymore. I’m a hoarder but not as bad as those you see on tv. OH those tv shows are so extreme but it woke me up… hahahha

I am still thinking if I should clear away my music books.. my guitar and piano books. I have given my guitar to a friend. If I had kept it, it would be just kept in a cupboard like a White Elephant. I have no closed area to put it with a guitar humidifier to keep it damp free, especially in tropical countries where humidity is very high. But sometimes I have urges to strum and play. Maybe when I get more space, I will start shopping for another guitar.

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Oct-15-14

Wall art, Street art

posted by constance

This is not old nor is it that new. Wall art is something that is similar to painting except that they are done on a wall, not on canvas. In Penang, you can find numerous wall art, which are incidently street art, meaning they are illustrated on walls along the streets in Penang George Town. On my last trip back home, I visited these places as they weren’t there when I was younger and growing up in Penang. But because of the extent of tourists/visitor acknowledgement in Penang being a UNESCO Heritage island, I can’t help but, like all tourists, went to have a look. Interesting and very very creative.

Except that. How I wish the paintings or illustrations were done by local painters. They were the works of foreigners, mostly. It would have been a wonderful thing if the state minister would also set aside of an area, closed to traffic so that we and the tourists could enjoy taking pics without worrying about cars or bikes that could endanger visitors who were so engrossed into getting good pics of the walls for their family, friends and children.

In Singapore there is this thing called, Alive Museum. I saw some photos from friends, and these are similar concepts of paintings done and you can take photos and proactively pose as if you are part of the photos/illustrations on the walls. Its very interesting and that was what got me to think how great if Penang could have something like that, in a more local context in a ‘housed’ location with a nice mix of souvenirs, cafes, street food, and shopping as well.

What say you.

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Oct-9-14

A Musical X’mas

posted by constance

I can’t believe how fast time flies. It is now October and pretty soon the end of the year means there’s gonna be lots of concerts to attends and lovely sounds of choir and carolling popping up in the malls too. Well, it has always been a lovely musical Christmas each year-end and I know a group of young teens who are jamming every day in the afternoon trying to get really for an awesome guitar performance and cool singing too. Not to forget, I need to make a trip to the GC, or our local music store to pick up some new music books for the kids at the care centre. It would be a nice early Christmas present for them as I’ve seen how used and torn their music books are.

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