Thursday, January 24, 2013


So, I went on this journey. If you remember some posts ago, I quit my agency job and went into the whole work from home and dedicate my time to my craft bit. And the craft bit was more so cos of the first indie craft fair organised by Handmade Movement Singapore. Well, I did it. Was a little off on the planning because I got work busy by November/December last year and only started my rush crafting the minute(or two days) after I got back form my Hongkong trip, so technically, I had only about 5 days to get everything ready before January 19th and I skipped alot of sleep but somehow managed to make a bunch of arrows, stencil paint new tote bags, print postcards and new namecards and make the background fabric skirting and shop name bunting. Phew...

Craft fair day. It was pouring. It had been raining since the day before and never stopped. I had to shift my table a couple of times cos the tarp above was leaking and I was glad I had all my drawings in plastic sleeves (thank you, universe!). I had my friends, Marni and Sam help me. I borrowed light stands from my brother, which gave me some height advantage. My namecards ran out pretty quick. My calendars are now completely sold out. I made quite a bit of money. I got to see some friends and meet new people. And I spent some of the money I made on the booth next to mine, Mossie and Bee. I didn't get to enjoy the fair itself though and visit the other booths, cos when I took a look around, I think it was in haste and it was to go to the loo. Anyhoo, this experience has just given me the confidence to sell my works outdoors and I probably will in March. So til then, craft on!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Hong Kong Day Seven

Our last day and probably the only day spent concentrating on taking photographs, which explains why there are many. We started on the streets of Wan Chai again and took a tram to Central and explored their streets once again. 

Hong Kong Day Six

Thanks to my brother's friend who works at Disneyland, we got to go in for free. 

Hong Kong Day Five

Tsim Sha Shui

Hong Kong Day Four

We went to Sham Shui Po. 

Hong Kong Day Three

Hong Kong Day two.

We headed to the harbour and then crossed over to Hong kong Island. 

Shot with the Iphone5.
Shot with the Nikon.

Hong Kong Day One.

Hong Kong was everything I imagined it to be and more. I didn't expect it to be that cold though. 14-17 degrees. I don't even set my air conditioner at that temperature, but I was somewhat prepared. It was a nice change though. The first two days were probably the coldest during my seven days there but I got used to it and got used to constantly applying lip balm. I've been saying this over and over again but I LOVE THEIR TRANSPORT SYSTEM. Their trains and how easy it is to get around. How safe it feels to walk around late into the night. How shops close late and how they had sales during our stay. And best of all, like my brother told me, Hong Kong is (almost) every street photographer's dream cos no one bothers about you. We went out a couple of nights exploring the quiet streets. I thought 7 days would be enough. But it's not and I really hope to go back again soon. Maybe in winter again when the weather is cold.

Monday, January 21, 2013

First entry of the new year.

I finally have the time to breathe and rest and do nothing. I've been pretty occupied the past couple of weeks with my hongkong holiday and the Handmade Movement Indie Craft Fair, both of which have been really fantastic. I will be uploading photos over the next few days so stay tuned for that. :)