Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Attempt numero 1

They never said its was easy, creating graphics in vector. Now I do know how hard and brain draining it sure was. Back breaking, eyes straining and a few hours totally devoted to the screen trying not to be side tracked by the internet and TV has paid off slightly. Not the best yet, but I did, I did not try.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Most Recommended- Tohato Harvest

For biscuit fans, I present to you -Tohato Harvest Sesame Biscuits! Recommended recently by Pelican, a walking tidbit storage colleague of mine, these tasty and addictive biscuit wonderland comes in both Sesame and Cacao flavoured. Each biscuit boasts a thickness of only 3mm each and is lightly dusted with adequate amounts of sugar and sesame. Most suitable for cravings during tea time (yes, only tea compliments) and late night hungers. Individually wrapped in thin biscuits of five, they are light and not too rich for a fussy tastebud. If all fails, theres always Cacao flavoured ones on standby. And last I checked, they have come up with a green tea version of these most excellent biscuits. Plus, with packaging that promotes smiles and peace, its no wonder it has won over hearts of the japanese. To check other products go to http://tohato.jp/products/harvest/

Sunday, May 28, 2006

The Accidental - Ali Smith

Another book review this time, very much in a different genre from the books I usually pick up. Who could resist the bizzare cover photograph by William Eggleston of a woman with a brownie camera? Her latest full length novel, Ali Smith is also the critically acclaimed author of Like (1997), Hotel World (2001) and The Whole Story and Other Stories (2003) amongst the many. A Family in Norfolk has their world upturned when a total stranger named Amber appears at their doorstep. A closet dysfunctional family, each of them is affected by this uninvited guest in strange ways. Amber crosses personal borders, while each member of the family unties the knot that they have been struggling to juggle with. A tale spurned in sequence, Ali Smith's sharp and humourous style of writing keeps one glued to the pages. Satire is her style of writing, engaging the reader page after page. Long after the book is finished, it still casts a magical spell on the reader.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Yebypawka- Plea for information

Not a big fan of soft toys, I wasn't sure initially when I received this Yebypawka toy. I must say its big doe eyes won me over. With its enormous ears and tiny bob tail, Yebypawka began as a stop-motion created by E.N Uspenskiy under the animation studio named Soyumultifilm. I did a search on the internet, unfortunately there wasn't alot of information on how this little fella came about. There seems to be a craze in Japan over it, but most websites do not offer much there is to know. Please forgive me if the information provided is incorrect. Do enlighten me if anyone has information on him. Thanx!