Saturday, April 30, 2016

Meeting JaneTheCrazy at M-Ti Cup Studio

Meeting Jane today!

Yes, this Jane.
You can check her Insta for her crazy TN journaling and wedding photos! ๐Ÿ˜Š

If you are looking for a photog, better to book her early. If not like me ๐Ÿ˜” missed the chance #icanhasasad

Knew her from godzilla years ago from online shopping!

Of course, I'm the buyer ๐Ÿ˜‚ she's the owner.

At times, I believe if you are meant to be connected. You will be.

We lost touch after she quit her shop. Who would have expected we would meet again during a TN meet up!
Our Sibeh healthy lunch...can't even remember what was it anymore other than the rice was some black grain organic rice (something like that)

Taste wise is really not bad. I quite like m-ti cup's food actually.

The only drawback is that the menu only consists of 2 items. Usually one main and another is a salad kinda dish.

And cause they use organic stuffs, so it's not that cheap. This is rm19. And I finished it. Meaning portion is not super huge ๐Ÿ˜›
But ok, let's pay attention to jane's new cover ๐Ÿ˜‚

She said she can now rival with my phone cover๐Ÿ˜‚
A photo to show U guys my phone cover ๐Ÿ˜‚ #spotmycoveryo

Hahaha rival what la! Come join the big a** cover group ๐Ÿ˜‚

I thought I would only use this cover for a while. Didn't expect to use it for almost a year now.

The main main main reason is really cause I can find it easily in my bag ๐Ÿ˜‚ or whenever I randomly place it all over the house. Easy to spot!

You know..girls and their stuffs inside their bags. Ah pek says inside is a black hole waiting to eat everything up!
Guess the only thing now that will make me change my cover is a glow in the dark one ๐Ÿ˜‚

Have yet to see / find any!
Nice ones la.
Ah pek's sibeh healthy salad for rm18 ๐Ÿ˜›

As much as I wanted this. (Cause I like anything with balsamic vinaigrette!)

My kiam-ness made me order the rice cause it's just extra rm1 for what looks like a more full meal.

Not cheap to eat clean Huh?
The cow!!
So cute!!

The guy had to faster say that it's for deco purposes ๐Ÿ˜‚ I think I looked like I was gonna steal it and call it my own la.

Written all over my face ๐Ÿ˜‚

Tiramisu...soso.
So far no one tops baby brother's tiramisu! Then again maybe cause homemade one is full of alcohol ๐Ÿ˜›

And that my brother uses premium grade stuffs. If he were to sell...we are not gonna earn ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’ธ
Yea, I like it lots ๐Ÿ˜

Plus the head is detachable hahhaha didn't expect that.

The main reason why I met up with Jane is to talk about her recent Japan trip! I kepo ma๐Ÿ˜‚

And also to take my stuff! I asked her to help me buy a notebook (yes, more notebooks for me to draw on!)

And in exchange, she loan some of her wedding mags for me to see! ๐Ÿ˜Š so kind of her! Didn't know she will be bringing! So heavy leh!
Annoying.

Ah pek distracting me from taking photos of things I like in the mag ๐Ÿ˜’

One of the souvenir that she got for me!! ๐Ÿ˜ #blessed

So cute! Hahah old school gum!
It smelled sweet ๐Ÿ˜…

She also got for me a glitter pen which had a funky (not in a good way) kinda smell ๐Ÿ˜‚ once the ink dries then it's ok! Must be some chemical inside.

She alsoooo
Took back brochures, namecards, random papers, maps etc for me ๐Ÿ˜‚

I was so happy! Cause Japan's stuffs, U know..are pretty in general. Even if it's just leaflets.

See what I mean by hoarders? TN ppl are all like this๐Ÿ˜‚

 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Live Illustration at Dior for Diorever Launch

๐Ÿ˜ I survived the night!

It was quite crazy and I was wayyyyy behind intended schedule but I think overall I did ok?

Haha level up for me! ๐Ÿ˜Š

When I first saw the email from Dior, I had to read it twice to confirm that it was indeed THE Dior๐Ÿ˜‚

#diormy
First time in a Dior store (I didn't realize it till I actually stepped in) and actually sat there for 5 hours straight.

I have done drawings in public but it's usually very casual and the opportunity is very rare.

I usually draw in the comfort of my own home, in my pajamas and with my tools all over the table. (& sometimes floor)

So this has taught me to always be prepared and visualize myself. In case if so & so happens, what would the solution be?

Also, to be aware of my words ๐Ÿ˜…
The flowers on my table. So beautiful yet so fragile. They sat the plane all the way, just to live for 24 hours. Will be thrown right after the event which was a waste to me seeing how beautiful they are.

This has also taught me to always be calm despite the pressure & stress that I might face.

To always have a steady face. (& if possible a steady heart)

Despite everything, I did my best and was glad I took this job ๐Ÿ˜Š
My reward for the night.

Fatty fatty food ๐Ÿ˜‚
After 8 hours of hunger, one must be a glutton! (Just thankful my stomach didn't make a sound during the event!)

Super grateful that the staff was super friendly, the girl who liaised with me was super nice and even the clients who were there during the launching were super patient with me.

Response and time needed to draw was above what I expected, resulting in a long queue.

So thankful everyone was patient in waiting๐Ÿ˜Š

Have to practice more!
This is the closest I will ever be in owning a Dior (at least for now)

A Dior paper bag ๐Ÿ˜…

My bags and utensils needed to be put into this paper bag and placed under the table.

Out of sight.

The whole night I witnessed how a branded store service their clients and it's nothing but professional.

So I too, seriously tried my best to be as proper as possible๐Ÿ˜ต since I'm part of the "team".

But U know.. I did the drawings in watercolour and so kelian, the girl next to me who was assisting.
Her job was to insert the drawing into a paper frame.

In the end, her job included "satay-ing" the drawings so that they will dry faster ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

I totally forgot about that!!
That watercolour has a drying time!

So much for trying to keep it "atas", thanks to me. The whole night everyone is seeing her "satay-ing" the drawings.

๐Ÿ˜–

Must have been quite a funny sight.

And she commented at the end of the night.
"Now I know how hard it is to be a satay seller."
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
I have always known Dior as a brand.

But this job made me read up on its beginnings and I now have a whole new perception towards Dior.

I guess you feel closer when you know the story behind something.

I nvr knew Christian Dior is somewhat superstitious. I find it cute seeing he's not chinese but yet he believes in stuffs like these.

And that his favourite flowers are roses and lily of the valley ๐Ÿ˜Š

I enjoy knowing small small details like this about a person.

Or maybe I'm just a kepochi๐Ÿ˜‚

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Tabiyo x Midori's 10th anniversary @ thealphabetpress

Aiyo! TAP shifted! ๐Ÿ˜

My fault for not double checking the address. Took for granted it's still at ss2. Went all the way there just to see the house for sale ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Hahahahaha
But yay! Loving the new place cause the place is much much better! ๐Ÿ˜Š
The other door!


Was there for Midori's 10th Anniversary.
Organized by tabiyo ๐Ÿ˜Š

The rack you see is filled with famous ...I don't know how to put this. TN-grammers as I call them Hahahaha

TN users who instagram.

There was Pooi Chin's, Wenyea's, Angeline's and Tabiyo's herself. (Can't believe I don't know Tabiyo's owner's name. I always called her tabiyo Hahahaha #failbuyer)

You can check them out on Instagram. Their style is mainly minimalistic.

If you like beautiful mess, janethecrazy or ericachoy.
Erm...registration table? Hahaha
It's just for them to our leaflets and name cards.

In other words, for ppl who TN to hoard stuff to stick in their TNs. Hahahahah

I picked all these habits when I go for gatherings or talk to them ๐Ÿ˜‚ I mean I do hoard la, but now i hoard even more.

It's a vicious cycle.

TN makes a hoarder feels better cause there's somewhere to stick your hoarding. But cause of that, you start to hoard even moreeeeee.

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Hmm timeline of what Midori released throughout the years (if I remember correctly)

Japanese being japanese, they will release collector's items & they are usually limited.

And they make it reasonable usually.

So ...you tend to end up buying and collecting la.

That being said.
I don't own a Midori ๐Ÿ˜‚
Mine is a normal traveler's notebook (you can say inspired version I guess. There's quite a lot out there)

Midori is a brand. The original one (if anyone is confused)
Pooi chin's corner was quite crazy cause she had this drawer of stuffs.

That ah..while it's a good showcase, the rest of us were actually worried Hahahah

I mean..so many people going in and out. What if someone steals?!?? (This is how bad it is man. We don't have mutual trust with strangers unlike overseas)

Anyway, in general don't think anyone would la cause the place was small and it was soooo packed. Like people everywhere.

Even if you want, you won't dare.
Angeline's corner.

It's amazing how many books they filled up cause ah...actually it isn't very easy to fill.

At least not for me.
There's like 64 pages (if I remember correctly)

If you fill a page a day, that requires 60 days (more or less) of inking.

Rm18 for 2 months. It's ok right? Hahaha #selfconsole

And if like me, I don't really write or stick, I draw. Takes forever to finish ๐Ÿ˜ณ

But okay. Good training.
This bear.
Which is everywhere. Hahaha
Actually there was only 2 la.

One is pooi chin's & another is Tabiyo's.

I have meet pooi chin several times during gathering but I have never talked to her.

Cause you know, I'm socially awkward like that and one don't suddenly go and buddy buddy with a famous Instagrammer (or that's just me?)

So today's the frst time I did talk!

It's amazing that ah...her TN is exactly like her. Clean & neat. Personality shows Huh.
Of course, Tabiyo's pop up stall.

People who already are into TN spends, people who are not...might end up spending cause U know....you see everyone having, U also might end up wanting hahaha

Heard one elderly (ok. Mid-late 30s) saying "oh! A solution for my traveling knick-knacks"

That's how most of us start dearie.
Welcome to the dark side ๐Ÿ˜‚

Anyway, amazing how far tabiyo has come! ๐Ÿ˜Š
Main reason for this event.

The 10th anniversary mini TN collection.

Basically it's a TN in super mini size.

Think most of them use it as a charm (yes, you hang it outside the leather cover. That's how you can personalize your TN. Mine has a hello kitty daruma hanging)

You can see it inside the bear's pocket (if you squint or move the phone closer to your eyes?) Hahahaha that's the size.

I didn't buy one. So I don't have a photo for you to show ๐Ÿ˜”
๐Ÿ˜Œ as if one isn't enough.

They launched 3 colours Hahahahah

Brown, camel & black.

Must be hard to choose just one since all are nice (and cute)

Thankfully...the price stops me from buying. It's rm130 or something.

Mmmmmm. Feeling broke from all the upcoming weddings and my own prep. So have to let it go ๐ŸŽถ
Gah' love these boxes.

But it's actually just toothpicks inside.

So meaning I will be paying rm10 for tooth pick boxes.

Okay. nvm.
I let it go again๐ŸŽถ


They have typewriters there for you to use ๐Ÿ˜Š

Nvr used before plus I was worried I might spoil them.

Lucky my brother's friend was there and her bf knows how to use ๐Ÿ˜

So ah...of course must try!

Omg. Hahahahahah keep forgetting there's no backspace! Kns. Made quite a bit of mistakes!

Have you guys watched a French movie on some typing competition? Super enjoyed that movie. It's a comedy la haha Now I know how intense the competition is!
For you to stamp on your TN! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Hotspot man this table. Super packed.

And stamps (chops?) are really expensive ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

Please, if you ever have to use one and it looks fancy fancy...Pls take care of it. Heart pain when I see people abusing it cause it's like "just another stamp".
And of course, a demo by the alphabet press!

They were giving demo on how the machine is being operated and giving out these as bookmarks! (Or whatever you wanna do with it)

There were 4 colours and LOL everyone seems to be taking all 4 colours Hahhahaah #hoardersunite
I have been to many events where there's TAP but this is the frst time I see their semi automatic machine being operated.

It's Germany tech and of course, no longer in production. Prolly stopped in 1984 (if I remember correctly. Or they stopped upgrading the machine at 1960s & the factory closed at 1984)

Anyway, very cool! Quite fast actually the printing process but it's expensive cause of the labour needed to do the lead (not sure if they are using lead though)
Then you have the paper, which must be at least 350gsm. Means expensive la.

Why is such a thick paper needed?
Cause of the dent of the words printed. Though in the past, it is known as a defect if that happens but nowadays, people like the effect.

So thick paper is needed if not the back of the card would not be flat and smooth.

Then there's the wastage cost(not sure what Isit called) they would test print a few to make sure the colour and the "just right amount of dent" is adjusted.
So if you are asking for 100pcs (which is the min order), they would print around 150pcs (by the time test & trial for ink etc)

So yup! There you have it.
#dayrebrides they make awesome wedding cards. Very refined. You can check their website ,www.thealphabetpress.com.

Of course, it won't be cheap. I asked and it's around rm10 per pc for a size slightly smaller than a5. I would get it if I'm having a small wedding and if my guests like the finer things in life.

๐Ÿ˜… for family no of course!
Recently they had a collab with LB for #projectb

You have to check it out!

The alphabets drawn with bits & pcs of sentul! Veryvery cool. On their FB page!
Idea isn't something new.
But the execution (the final drawing? The details?) are quite amazing ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

They were selling notebooks. Heard that they have cards (like poker cards?) of the alphabets for sale but didn't see it there.

Oh well. Would have loved to get that one.
Photo stolen from stickerrific to show you guys how mini ๐Ÿ˜‚

Anyway, it was quite nice, meeting ppl with the same hobbies and so.

Though I must admit.....it was awkward at frst for I went alone and wasn't esp close to anyone. So I couldn't just jump in to anywhere.

So most of the time (at least frst half of the event) I was awkwardly walking around, trying to make small talk and staring at my phone.

Crowd - 1
Me - 0
But okay. Slowly the crowd lessened (oh yea, there was a lucky draw! Grand prize was the mini TN! Lucky winner!)

Anyway, got better towards the end Cus there was lil ppl left. I can slowly make my voice through and yea ๐Ÿ˜Š

All's well.

#tn10xtabiyo