Wednesday, February 25, 2009

West Malaysia

I think this is going to be my next destination. I want to experience West Malaysia, based in Kuala Lumpur. I am not sure which month, but just a two week trip again.
Day 1 Flying to Kuala Lumpur via a stop over depends on the airline, maybe US, HK or Japan.
Day 2 Arriving in Kuala Lumpur, check in to Hotel
Day 3 Rimba Ilmu, Botanic Garden at University of Malaya. then go to Chow Kit Market for fruits and shopping
Day 4 Taman Negara 3 days/ 2 nights
Day 5 Taman Negara
Day 6 Taman Negara, back to Kuala Lumpur
Day 7 Batu Caves, and city tour of KL twin towers etc.
Day 8 Cameron Highlands 3 days / 2 nights
Day 9 Cameron Highlands
Day 10 Cameron Highlands, Kuala Lumpur
Day 11 Lake Garden, Central Market
Craft Complex
Day 12 Flight back to home via stopover

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

more on fashion

Also I will try to find lace of similar patterns to be made into kimono.

tailored fashion

This is my design to be made in Hanoi. I will try to get the shirt done and embroidered at the same time. It features a native vietnamese passion flower called Passiflora wilsonii.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Crystal Dragon

When I was at school as a teenager, I grew up reading Ashibe Yuho's comic book called Crystal Dragon. It is a historical fantasy with Celtic Ireland as the background.
The comic series is still going on today, up to Vol 25. I have them all, and love them. 3 image albums were published inspired by the story. I bought Disc 2 when I travel to Japan for the first time in 1986. Now I found all 3 were re-issued in 2005 in Japan as compact disc. I just sent in an order in the states for import. I will get them soon.
Here are the covers, so beautiful. The music is good too, more imaginative and some classical, and instrumental with pop sensibility. Originally, the disc comes with pull out poster, but I am not sure if the CD will have those images enclosed.
I am still searching for Yamagishi Ryoko's CDs of Hiizuru tokoro no tenshi and Youseiou.