A while ago, I posted about the books that I was reading. Well, I’ve completed all of them, read a few e-books and am now re-reading my collection of R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. Actually, I didn’t know about R.R. Martin until I saw Sean Bean in ‘The Game of Thrones’ on HBO. I always believe that all books are better than their screen adaptations, so since the first two series of Season 1 were good, I figured the book must be great. Naturally, I had to read the book, and I was hooked. I’m now eagerly awaiting the next instalment – The Winds of Winter.
The same goes for The Hunger Games. Since I love the movie, I had to read the book. Fortunately, it’s very easy to find Suzanne Collin’s Hunger Games trilogy at the bookstores. I love it. Now, Catching Fire is out and I am excited to watch it.
The Hunger Games : Catching Fire (Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence)
For those who hasn’t watched The Hunger Games, please get the DVD. Hunger Games is an annual event where a young man and woman are picked from each of the 12 districts to participate in a game to the death. It was a punishment to the 12 districts for an uprising that happened in the past. Katniss volunteered to replace her sister, Primrose, while Peeta’s name was picked randomly for the 74th Annual Hunger Games. In the end, only 1 person can survive because the organisers (the Capitol) will do their best to ensure the death of all but 1.
Initially, I thought I would not like the movie because I dislike violence. But the human element, the desperation, the moral strength of the young Tribunes and the excellent casts has made me and my eldest son a fan. I shed tears when Rue died. I was jubilant when Katniss and Peeta survived. Now their fight continues in Catching Fire.
I love this picture – they look so romantic!
Jennifer Lawrence is so outstanding as Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson is perfect as Peeta Mellark. I know I won’t be disappointed!
I am ecstatic!
I now have another online fabric and craft store to drool upon – and it’s in Malaysia!
It’s cutely called MayMay Shop (I believe in Chinese, MayMay means ‘Little Sister’) and it ships worldwide. The choice of fabric is interesting, price is fair and most importantly, it ships to my address in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah! Yeay!
MayMay Shop : Fabrics, Fabrics, and everything nice
Another blogger, SnazzynSuch also gets her fabric from MayMay Shop – she mentioned MayMay Shop in her FB page… How nice of her!
No, I am going to have another look at MayMay Shop…
Google is my number one (No. 1) search engine. I am sure Yahoo, Bing and the rest perform just as brilliantly but I am more comfortable using Google.
Initially, I was among those who resisted the computers, chiefly because I have encountered numerous problems in the past when dealing with machinery and electrical things. Not their fault, obviously, I am simply gadget-challenged. Therefore, it was inevitable that my computer-learning experience was much delayed and quite littered with dozens of curses and slaps at the PC for ‘deleting’ my documents…
Then, when I finally got comfortable typing using Word Star and Word Perfect, I avoided the internet even though free lessons were readily available at the university. How silly of me! Then again, the internet 18 years ago was not as interesting and enjoyable as it is now.
As a result, I started using the internet quite late, circa 1996 (and even then, only to access emails). Nonetheless, I believe it is largely due to the internet that I have resumed cross stitching. Seeing all the wonderful stitchings from all over the world has motivated me to pick a needle and floss. All the free patterns also helped me with my first few small projects and the online stores have provided me with diverse materials.
Just yesterday, I was delightfully reminded of the amazing convenience that the internet is providing all of us. I was having fun stitching ‘Little Red’ here :
Gorjuss ‘Little Red’ as seen on the cover of The World of Cross Stitching Issue 206
and was starting on a new colour when I noticed that there’s something not quite right with it – compared to the colour on the magazine. (more…)
As I own only 1 Christmas-themed cross stitch magazine from 2 years ago, and I have made numerous cards out of those charts, so I thought it’s time to get a new one. I saw this Christmas 2013 issue of Cute Cross Stitch when I was in Kuala Lumpur recently, and I was bewitched by its cuteness.
Loads of Cuteness – look at Somebunny wearing a reindeer outfit!