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Martha Stewart Crepe Paper Flowers

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I made my Mom crepe paper flowers for Mother’s Day this year because I figured they will last longer than real flowers (also, I wanted to show off my craftsmanship). I picked up a Crepe Paper Irises Kit and Yellow Crepe Paper Tulips Kit from Michael’s. I got busy on Saturday… I completed 12 flowers in time for Mother’s Day.

Martha Stewart Crepe Paper Flowers

I kept tearing the crepe paper because of my impatience as you can see below…

Martha Stewart Crepe Paper Flowers

But for the most part, the flower arrangement turned out pretty well and my Mom liked them.

Martha Stewart Crepe Paper Flowers

Martha Stewart Crepe Paper Flowers

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May 13, 2008 at 9:24 pm

Takeshi Kaneshiro

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I think I ❤ him… 😉 I would have to say I have had a crush on him ever since I saw House of Flying Daggers!

The Warlords

He acted in Tau Ming Chong (The Warlords), alongside Jet Li and Andy Lau. I really like this movie. Seems like most Chinese flicks I like all end tragically — so non-American style. Lots of fighting scenes… Lots of dramatic scenes… I am lazy so I do not like to read the subtitles (especially since I read so slow). But since there was so much action, I didn’t have to read as much. I love movies that romanticize friendship and honor, which I believe was a main theme in this film.

The Warlords

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May 1, 2008 at 6:38 pm

Alfa Romero Site…

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Beautiful! Alfa Romero 159 | Vivez l’expérience 159 screenshots:

Alfa Romero 159 Screenshot

Rollovers above are beautifully lit when you go over each rectangle. There is also a sound that plays.

I love the typography and the colors on each section. They know how to use the big quotation marks, imo.

Alfa Romero 159 Screenshot

Nice subtleties added, like a few leaves falling in the background and the street lights glowing big to small.

Alfa Romero 159 Screenshot

Alfa Romero 159 Screenshot

Rollovers on the yellow text was also nice and clean — gray rectangle underneath on hover.

Alfa Romero 159 Screenshot

Animated lightening in the background.

Alfa Romero 159 Screenshot

I also enjoyed the photo treatment on the images, like the lense flares.

Alfa Romero 159 Screenshot

Site was designed by Soleil Noir.

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April 30, 2008 at 2:13 am

Strange…

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It is pretty weird seeing my stuff on other people’s pages. Like, I googled my name a few minutes ago and hit the images and found one of my online portfolio samples on a Chinese site:  http://www.xinoa.cn/design/pingmian/200709/912.html — I think it is a blog site and it deals with design? At least partially? I need to confirm with Amandabot…

Anyway, technology is kinda amazing…

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April 16, 2008 at 4:22 pm

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My New Rockband Drum Score

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Woo-hoo! New achievement for me! I got a 68% playing the hard mode on drums for Iron Maiden’s “Run To The Hills” and yes, I know… It is not a high score at all. But I passed — I usually die out before getting halfway through. I find that when I play Rockband with my brother Ed or my friend Andrew, I play on harder difficulties and they help me to be a better drummer (because they are so awesome).

My Rockband Score -- Run To The Hills -- Hard Drums

Lol at “Unconscious” — Ed said the video game was asking if I was sleeping.

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April 11, 2008 at 11:14 pm

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Starbucks Coffee at Home

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Starbucks Coffee at Home is another beautiful flash site. Amul showed me this one and I forgot to post it… oopsie!

Starbucks Coffee at Home Screenshot

Why do I like it so much?

  1. beautiful design
  2. awesome roll-overs
  3. colors are amazing
  4. cute little interactive feature
  5. happy birdie chirp noises
  6. cute loader
  7. you can get a complimentary sample!

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April 7, 2008 at 11:02 pm

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Help the Honey Bees

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Bee-autiful site I saw from The FWAHäagen-Dazs – Help the Honey Bees. Below is the honey bee I created — so very cute — I love this kinda stuff!

HDHB Bee

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April 7, 2008 at 10:50 pm

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