Sunday, January 25, 2009

Manga Artists

These are the works from my 2 favourite manga artists: Yamagishi Ryoko and Ashibe Yuho.
I have all of their works and everytime I go to Japan will try to hunt down more of their work.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Vietnamese treats

The orange fruit is Gac Fruit, for making Vietnamese red rice for Tet. The star apples in purple is super sweet, and milky! The pie on the left is made with pork and salted fish. Then I have sticky rice and a cup of Basil Seeds Drink.
The grilled pork and egg is wrapped up in Betel Pepper leaves in the other picture.
I am learning how to make vietnamese food.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

my favourite Manga Artist

This is the work by my favourite Manga artist: Yamagishi Ryoko
The picture is her idea of Shotoku Taishi (a famous historical person).
The story is from her famous Manga called "Hiijurutokoronotenshi"
Prince of where the Sun Rises
I love this story and the central character Umayado is my hero!
I will try to have some of the costume made while in Vietnam.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

beautiful cushions

These are the beautiful cushions embroidered by Tan My, in Hanoi, Vietnam. I am going to shop there for nice clothes with rich embroidery. Maybe I am going to ask them to do a custom work that takes 3 months to complete. I want to have a pattern of aristolochia on a shirt. Their workers are very skillful, I think they can do it.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I want that patterned shirt

Just concentrate on the shirt, I know it is hard to do, but look at the shirt. It is with pattern of my favourite flower: Passion Flower. I have to find it!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Fantasy costume that can never be made

This is based on Asuka period costume, but is too sexy and can never be made or no one will dare to dress in it!

Silk Collections and things to buy in Vietnam

This is the lacquer set. So beautiful. Perfect for a tea party.
Then I am going to have some European style silk shirts and pants copied in Vietnam!
The above is from Etro, Italian brand.

This one is from D&G.
This is my design of a translucent shirt with chinese and Edwardian details. I will select the organza, and then have the workers emboidered the Vietnamese passion flowers on.
When I am in Vietnam, I will ask the tailors to copy these shirts and pants in silk and there will be a huge selections of patterned silk to choose from.

A collection of receipe

Raspberry Lemon Parfait
Berries Salad with Chard
Vietnamese Crepe
Mandarine Orange Tea Jelly
Stir-fried green bean
Stir-fried Prawn
Malaysian Stir-fried Winged Bean
Bogor Salad
Blueberry Tarts
Jakarta Fruit Salad
Terrine of Summer Fruits

Chicken Lemon Grass Soup

These are tested out good receipe. Very Easy to Follow, preparing time could be just 5 to 15 minutes!

A collection of art on fruits and veggies

By request, I am showing a nice collection of art featuring fruits and veggies.

Botanical Illustration done in Kyoto Botanical Garden

This is half finished sketch of the beautiful pink flower of Tecomanthe venusta.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

2009 trip plan Hanoi, Vietnam

I think I am going to Vietnam via Hong Kong for Spring 2009. My parents went there in 2008 Spring and the photos they took are amazing and I want to go. In the picture is the hotel, so beautiful. And it is not me in the photo!

April 25 Sat 2:55AM YVR to HKG 7:10AM+1 day CX889
April 26 Sun 7:10AM HKG, Shin Mun Hiking and dinner
April 27 Mon HKG Lantau Big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery, dinner
April 28 Tue CX1791 HKG14:55 to HAN 15:55 (Vietnam Air) hotel pick up, Hang Gai shopping for silk, then Little Hanoi for dinner
April 29 Wed Hanoi, Hoan Kiem Lake, 36 Streets Walking, Tamarine Cafe for lunch, Cathedral shopping, Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, Green Tangerine for dinner
April 30 Thur Perfume Pagoda, Hanoi
May 1 Fri Halong Bay on Valentine Junk
May 2 Sat Halong Bay, Hanoi
May 3 Sun Hanoi Temple of Literature, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, Craflink (before 12:15 or after 1:15), DongXuan Market, Infostones Bookshop, Ngyuen Freres, Emperor dinner
May 4 Mon Cuc Phuong National Park
May 5 Tue Cuc Phuong National Park
May 6 Wed Cuc Phuong National Park, Hanoi
May 7 Thu Hanoi, Highway 4 cooking class AM, pick up custom made shirts PM
May 8 Fri CX1790 HAN 11:05 AM to HKG 13:55 (Vietnam Air) then HKG 16:35 CX838 to YVR 13:50