Friday, March 27, 2009
They have two functions - firstly - as fridge magnet (duh!!) and the other is a paper clip. So you can actually hang up/clip up notes - just press its face a little bit. Memang comel belaka.!! Tu belum tengok akak punya lembu, burung, zebra.
Who: Sendrik beli la.....
Wow Factor: #253, 254, 255
Renowned for its expansive skyline and natural setting, Hong Kong is one of the world's leading financial capitals, a major business and cultural hub, and maintains a highly developed capitalist economy. Its identity as a cosmopolitan centre where east meets west is reflected in its cuisine, cinema, music and traditions, and although the population is predominantly Chinese, residents and expatriates of other ethnicities form a small but significant segment of society.
Izwan got me this rectangle fridge magnet when he went to HK last year. You know, the one where his flight got delayed as there was a typhoon.
I absolutely love it. Got it in 2006, and unfortunately, the colour has faded slightly. It is sitting in a shoe box now, I'm not sure why. But I do secretly hope it'll get back it colour. Tah hapa hapa ler aku ni....
Thursday, March 26, 2009
This mask is called Yangban. (See the one with blue background above). Yangban is used in the Hahoe dance, a traditional play in Hahoe Village in Gyeongsangbuk Province. Designated National Treasure 121 in 1964, Hahoe masks are preserved in the National Museum in Seoul. The articulated chin moves down creating a big, open laughing mouth. The Yangban is one of the most popular masks and is displayed in the homes of many Koreans.
Wow Factor: #246
Most of us are familiar with Peter Rabbit, the creation of Beatrix Potter.
The illustrations are very cute.
Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English author, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist who was best known for her many best-selling children's books that featured animal characters, including the famous Peter Rabbit, seen in the superb magnet below from the story "The Tale of Peter Rabbit".
And here are some of PeterRabbit-related illustrations, which I totally adore:
These two ladies are made out of steel. Power.
Who: Nik Yurni
Wow Factor: #242
If I ever get to visit the place, I'd go to both ! It is an absolutely pretty magnet, the detailings are fantastic. The stone marks, the brick wall... love it.
A little close up, shall we?
Where from: Seoul, Korea
Who: Adif Ismail
Wow Factor: #241
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Unfortunately, back then, in 2001 (we were there during Hari Raya Aidil Adha and Natasha was merely 6 months old - tak pe, bawak jugak!!) I wasn't much of a magnet collector. So, to make up for lost time (or lost opportunities, rather), Izwan bought this one for me during his trip to Hong Kong in 2008.
Especially in the form of Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger. Then again, these two men are gay in the movie Brokeback Mountain, although they are super sexy. Come to think of it, there are probably men who are willing to be gay if the partner is Jake Gyllenhaal, right? Yummy.
What? You disagree? Oh come on! (see pic below - just to prove I'm right!)