Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Reading - The Cupid Effect

The Cupid Effect by Dorothy Koomson

Ceri D'Altroy's hero-worship of Oprah Winfrey is beginning to have serious repercussions. Bored with London life and writing yet another 'black is the new black' fashion feature, she's decided to take Oprah's advice and follow her heart's desire. Going back to college might not be everyone's dream but all Ceri's has ever wanted to do is teach...But though her professional life seems to be sorted, Ceri's personal life is still a no-go area. After six long, long, months without so much as a snog, she's given up hope of ever finding anyone who'll put up with her various idiosyncrasies. In fact just lately, her pent-up energies and frustrations seem to have been diverted into solving other people's romantic problems. Since arriving in Leeds she's reunited a happily uncoupled couple, encouraged her new flatmate to do something about his unrequited love and outed the closet relationship of two of her new colleagues. All this, in spite of her new life resolution to mind her own business. But is Ceri destined to always play Cupid? Or can she use some of her powers where they're needed most - to help herself?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Reading - Keeping Faith

Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult

When Mariah White catches her husband with another woman, her life starts to fall apart. And when her daughter, Faith, begins to confide in an imaginary friend, her own brush with insanity starts to take on a darker meaning.

Then Faith appears to start performing miracles, and all at once the situation is spiralling beyond Mariah's control. Is Faith truly seeing God " Or is she just a troubled little girl seeking refuge from her parents' divorce ?

When it comes to matters of faith, it's hard to know who to believe .... ?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Reading - My Best Friend's Girl

My Best Friend's Girl by Dorothy Koomson

Best friends Kamryn Matika and Adele Brannon thought nothing could come between them - until Adele did the unthinkable and slept with Kamryn's finance Nate. Worse still, she got pregnant and had his child. When Kamryn discovered the truth about their betrayal she vowed never to see any of them again.

Years later, Kamryn receives a letter from Adele asking her to visit her in hospital. Adele is dying and begs Kamryn to adopt her daughter Tegan. With a great job and a hectic social life, the last thing Kamryn needs is a 5 year-old to disrupt things. Especially not one who reminds her of Nate. But with no one else to take care of Tegan and Adele fading fast, does she have any other choice ? So begins a difficult journey that leads Kamryn towards forgiveness, love, responsibility and, ultimately, a better understanding of herself.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

SMALL size - Swivel Clasps

All these small size of swivel clasps and D-rings are now available in my etsy shop : handknit168

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Reading - All You Need is Love

All You Need is Love by Carole Matthews

Single mum and superwoman Sally Freeman wants a better life for herself and her son Charlie. They live in a council estate, so if she' going up in the world, she'll have to drag it along with her.

Just as Sally's mission to rejuvenate her surroundings gets under way, she's offered a ticket out of there, in the splendid form of Spencer Knight. He has everything she could wish for - the looks, the charm, not to mention the wallet. But is he the answer to her prayers, or does her hapless ex-boyfriend Johnny still have a hold on her heart? Her dilemma is made worse when, for the first time, her home has the glimmer of a future. And as she struggles to choose between her head and her heart, she discovers that if The Beatles are right and all you need is love, then everything else falls into place.

Etsy shop - OrientalFlea - Anniversary Sales

Oh, one year is passed so fast. One of my Etsy shop - OrientalFlea is now offering the anniversary sale.

The prices are marked down 15% - 30# OFF.

Please come have a look and share my happiness.

I will work hard to search more unique and special products to all of you.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Crochet Christmas Tree

Christmas is coming. These crochet christmas tree is now at my etsy shop : handknit168

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Reading - Remember Me ?

Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella

When 28 years old Lexi Smart wakes up in a London hospital, she's in for a big surprise. Her teeth are perfect. Her body is toned. Her handbag is Vuitton. Having survived a car accident - in a Mercedes no less - Lexi has lost a big chunk of her memory, three years to be exact, and she's about to find out just how much things have changed.

Somehow Lexi went from a 25 years old working girl to a corporate big shot with a sleek new loft, a personal assistant, a carb-free diet, and a set of glamorous new friends. And who is this gorgeous husband - who also happens to be a multimillionaire ? With her mind still stuck three years in reverse, Lexi greets this brave new world determined to be the person she .... well, seems to be. That is, until an adorably disheveled architect drops the biggest bombshell of all.

Suddenly Lexi is scrambling to catch her balance. Her new life, it turns out, comes complete with secrets, schemes, and intrigue. Will she ever remember ? And what will happen when she does ?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Reading - Fear Of The Dark

Fear Of The Dark by Walter Mosley

When his cousin Ulysses "Useless" Grant shows up at the door of his bookstore, Paris knows it means just one thing. Trouble. The last time Useless dropped by for a drink Paris ended up with a stash of gold chains in his toilet and the LAPD knocking at his door. He's not going to make the same mistake again. If there's one thing Paris Minton doesn't like, it's trouble.

But when Useless's mother comes tot LA to look for her son, Paris finds himself relenting. Not least because bad things happen tot anyone who dares to cross his aunt. Recruiting his friend and bodyguard Fearless Jones, he sets out to look for Useless. He doesn't find his cousin but he does discover a whole world of trouble.....

Monday, August 31, 2009

Reading - Lipstick Jungle

Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell

Lipstick Jungle weaves the stories of Nico O'Neilly, Wendy Healy, and Victory Ford. This is 21st Century New York, and to get ahead and stay ahead, these women will do anything, including jeopardizing their personal and professional relationships. Take for example Nico, editor-in-chief of Bonfire magazine, who betrays her boss to rise to the top of the entire magazine division at media mega-giant Splatch-Verner. As president of Paradour Pictures, Wendy may be poised to win an Oscar for her 10-year labor-of-love, Ragged Pilgrims, but her marriage is in shambles and her children care more about a $50,000 pony than their mother. And for single, 43-year-old fashion designer Victory, pleasing tough critics may be more important than ever finding the real relationship she's convinced herself she doesn't need.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Reading - Handle With Care

Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult

Charlotte and Sean O'Keefe's daughter, Willow, was born with brittle bone disease, a condition that requires Charlotte to act as full-time caregiver and has strained their emotional and financial limits. Willow's teenaged half-sister, Amelia, suffers as well, overshadowed by Willow's needs and lost in her own adolescent turmoil. When Charlotte decides to sue for wrongful birth in order to obtain a settlement to ensure Willow's future, the already strained family begins to implode. Not only is the defendant Charlotte's longtime friend, but the case requires Charlotte and Sean to claim that had they known of Willow's condition, they would have terminated the pregnancy, a statement that strikes at the core of their faith and family.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Other Type of Swivel HOOK Clasp

Another type of swivel HOOK clasp is now available from my etsy shop : handknit168

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Reading - Fortunate Son

Fortunate Son by Walter Mosley

White Los Angeles heart surgeon Minas Nolan, a very recent widower, meets African-American flower-shop employee Branwyn Beerman when her son Thomas is born prematurely with a hole in his lung, and without a father in his life. Minas has a son, Eric, a week younger than Tommy, and the four, along with enigmatic Vietnamese nanny Ahn, soon form a loving ménage. Following Branwyn's sudden death, Tommy, now six, is plunged into a hardscrabble life when his difficult father, Elton, claims him; he grows up without resentment, talking aloud to Branwyn when he's sad or confused (and sometimes to Elton's on-again, off-again partner, May), but ends up on the streets.

Eric, meanwhile, sails through childhood and adolescence, but remains alienated, constantly missing "his brother," even having a child at 16 with Christine, who's a few years older. Knowingly drawing on the genre constraints that drive his Easy Rawlins mysteries, Mosley puts Thomas through trial after trial, and Eric through a kind of chronic heartlessness. Both continually refer to the time they lived together, and each thinks of the other as a real brother. After more than 10 years of separation, they're reunited, but that's not the point: with the lightest, slyest of touches, Mosley shows how a certain kind of inarticulate, carnal, involuntary affection transcends just about anything. It's not love, it's fate, and it's breathtaking.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New metal items

As someone tells me that it is difficult to find rectangle rings, rectangle sliders and O-rings for making bag in ETSY, I have searched the supplier and they are now available in my other ETSY shop : orientalflea

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Reading - Grace

Grace by Richard Paul Evans

Grace is the story of a young runaway girl and the boy who hides her from a frightening world too large and unfathomable for him to comprehend. It is also about two brothers and the love that binds them together through difficult times.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Reading - Queen of Babble Gets Hitched

Queen of Babble Gets Hitched by Meg Cabot

Lizzie Nichols was canoodling with Chaz after she and Luke, Chaz's best friend, broke up (Queen of Babble in the Big City, 2007). Now—shocker alert—Luke returns to New York and slips a three-carat diamond engagement ring on her finger. Lizzie accepts even though she's still all googly over Chaz, who bluntly warns Lizzie that Luke's all about Luke and couldn't love her the way he does. Lizzie, a wedding dress restorer and budding designer specializing in wedding garb, faces a hives-inducing decision: dump rich Luke, who wants to be an investment banker in Paris, and hook up with Chaz, who wants to teach? Or should she marry Luke and ditch New York for Paris? And then there's the matter of her burgeoning design business, helped along by Ava Geck, a Paris Hilton–like celebrity heiress.

Friday, June 19, 2009

More Wedding seal stickers

All these wedding seal stickers are available at my ETSY shop : oriental flea

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Metallic Ribbon - Gold and Silver colour

Are they beautiful when gift wrapping ? They are now available at Etsy shop : oriental flea

Friday, June 05, 2009

Another Batch of Tiny Flowers - Variegated brown colour

This can be found in my ETSY shop. Total 72 pcs of 6 colours, each colour has 12 pcs.

Another Batch of Tiny Flowers - Variegated blue colour

This can be found in my ETSY shop. Total 72 pcs of 6 colours, each colour has 12 pcs.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Organza Gift Pouch

These beautiful organza gift pouches are available at my another ETSY shop : oriental flea

Reading - Boy Meets Girl

Boy Meets Girl by Meg Cabot

The fiction was told entirely through e-mails, journals, instant messages, phone mail, deposition transcripts, notes scribbled on menus, to-do lists and other hallmarks of a modern girl's life.

Kate, an earnest young human resources representative at the New York Journal, must handle a dreadful case. Her evil boss, Amy, is forcing her to fire the beloved Ida Lopez, whose desserts are famous in the senior staff room, just because Ida refused a second dessert to the detestable Stuart Hertzog, Amy's beau and the paper's lawyer. When Ida Lopez sues the paper for wrongful termination, the case goes to Mitchell, Stuart's handsome, unconventional brother. Kate is charmed by Mitch, despite the fact that she is sure he is just like his brother. He is certainly nothing like her ex-boyfriend, Dale, who is still trying to get her back though he still doesn't want to get married. Despite the forces standing in their way, Mitch and Kate are falling for each other until Mitch tries to catch Amy in a lie during a deposition, which has disastrous consequences for Kate.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Reading - Gardens of Water

Gardens of Water by Alan Drew

Cultures clash as a teenaged Kurdish girl and an American boy fall in love over the objection of the girl's father, a Muslim Kurd living in Istanbul. Sinan, a shop owner, tries to keep his American upstairs neighbors, Marcus Hamm and his family, at arm's length. But this is impossible after an earthquake devastates Istanbul, and Sinan and his family end up living in a tent city provided by American missionaries. Marcus, the director of a missionary school, lost his wife in the earthquake; she was found dead, shielding Sinan's son, who was buried alive for three days before being rescued. Now, Sinan watches as his America-obsessed daughter, Irem, falls in love with Marcus's bipolar son, Dylan, and his impressionable younger son, Ismail, slowly becomes converted to Christianity at the camp. The story moves inexorably toward a climax in which Sinan's Muslim pride and Marcus's Christian proselytizing collide with predictably tragic results.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Another Batch of Tiny Flowers

Playing colours is very exciting and interesting. Another batch of tiny crochet flowers are finished. Are they very colourful ?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Promotion Sell of Magnetic Snaps

A promotion sell of these silver plated and antique brass magnetic snaps is on my ETSY shop : handknit168 at a bargaining price. Please come and have a look. Don't miss the chance.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Many, many, many, tiny, tiny flowers

Spring season is coming at HK, and the weather is quite boring. Always raining, mist and wet. I crochet these tiny flowers (only in 1.5cm diameter) to cheer me up. These take me about one week, of course, as a part-time crocheter.