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.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Reading - Death of a Murderer

Death of a Murderer by Rupert Thomson

A woman who has spent 30 years in prison for comitting the most heinous crimes imaginable—the torture and murder of children—has finally died, and Billy Tyler is assigned a 12-hour shift guarding the killer's body at the hospital morgue. Throughout the long night, he reflects on his life, recalls his past failures as a husband and father, and even speaks with the ghost of the killer. The series of murders, so deeply scarred into Britain's collective consciousness, is a reflection of our current cycle of national tragedy: "those rare news items against which you defined yourself" and which are sadly becoming ever less rare. As a stand-in for all of us, Billy is properly repulsed but inwardly fascinated by the killer's capacity to travel beyond the limits of human behavior to a point where good and evil are no longer even relevant.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Reading - Chasing Harry Winston

Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger

Emmy is newly single, and not by choice. She was this close to the ring and the baby she's wanted her whole life when her boyfriend left her for his twenty-three-year-old personal trainer -- whose fees are paid by Emmy. With her plans for the perfect white wedding in the trash, Emmy is now ordering takeout for one. Her friends insist an around-the-world sex-fueled adventure will solve all her problems -- could they be right?

Leigh, a young star in the publishing business, is within striking distance of landing her dream job as senior editor and marrying her dream guy. And to top it all off, she has just purchased her dream apartment. Only when Leigh begins to edit the enfant terrible of the literary world, the brilliant and brooding Jesse Chapman, does she start to notice some cracks in her perfect life...

Adriana is the drop-dead-gorgeous daughter of a famous supermodel. She possesses the kind of feminine wiles made only in Brazil, and she never hesitates to use them. But she's about to turn thirty and -- as her mother keeps reminding her -- she won't have her pick of the men forever. Everyone knows beauty is ephemeral and there's always someone younger and prettier right around the corner. Suddenly she's wondering...does Mother know best?

These three very different girls have been best friends for a decade in the greatest city on earth. As they near thirty, they're looking toward their future...but despite all they've earned -- first-class travel, career promotions, invites to all the right parties, and luxuries small and large -- they're not quite sure they like what they see...

One Saturday night at the Waverly Inn, Adriana and Emmy make a pact: within a single year, each will drastically change her life. Leigh watches from the sidelines, not making any promises, but she'll soon discover she has the most to lose. Their friendship is forever, but everything else is on the table. Three best friends. Two resolutions. One year to pull it off.