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Stumbled across this Recycled Paper Beads Green Creativity Kit which is designed for children 5+.
When I was little (most definitely younger than 5+), my siblings and I used to make these things by hand. We’d create large piles of them and stash them. Then we’d get empty toilet paper rolls, a couple of toothpicks, and a rubberband and turn that into a projectile launching device.
And then we would peg our stash of “creative recycled paper beads” at each other with as much force as we could. Sometimes switching out softer rubberbands for more firm ones to optimise projectile performance and velocity.
My siblings are much older than I am, so I would have been at a disadvantage, but they helped me build my stash and launcher before the skirmish started.

Stumbled across this Recycled Paper Beads Green Creativity Kit which is designed for children 5+.

When I was little (most definitely younger than 5+), my siblings and I used to make these things by hand. We’d create large piles of them and stash them. Then we’d get empty toilet paper rolls, a couple of toothpicks, and a rubberband and turn that into a projectile launching device.

And then we would peg our stash of “creative recycled paper beads” at each other with as much force as we could. Sometimes switching out softer rubberbands for more firm ones to optimise projectile performance and velocity.

My siblings are much older than I am, so I would have been at a disadvantage, but they helped me build my stash and launcher before the skirmish started.

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Oh text-based games, how I fondly remember you. Though, thankfully without the Phallus-Beasts of Zorklon.

I put on my robe and wizards’ hat.

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I had this very song stuck in my head yesterday.

(via brain-food)

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bunnyfood:

HELL YEA

"Not the mama!"
I miss that show…

bunnyfood:

HELL YEA

"Not the mama!"

I miss that show…

(via sandystyle)

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Walt Disney - Ferdinand The Bull - 1938 (by lpmangas)

Another brilliant Disney short. <3

Such a shame they don’t make them like this any more.

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Walt Disney - Lambert The Sheepish Lion - 1952 (by lpmangas)

Have I posted these yet? I don’t remember.

I loved these old Disney shorts.  Spent an evening with my sister watching them not long ago.

We sang along to this one and you could hear us bleating “Laaaaambert” for about ten minutes after.

We’re dorks like that.

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darlieecious:

omg. YES.

I remember the smell too. Great stuff.

darlieecious:

omg. YES.

I remember the smell too. Great stuff.

(Source: 0remcraftsman, via voiceslikeyours)

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Speaking of potong…

Last week when I posted about Bombe Alaska, theresalighton responded with this picture of a wafer ice-cream sandwich[1] with the descriptive filename of ‘ice-cream-potong’.

So I spent the following half hour looking up ais potong, reading other peoples’ reminiscences over it, and getting myself all nostalgic over blocks of flavoured ices on sticks and ice-cream sandwiches.

I even found a couple facebook pages dedicated to the love of ais potong. Not surprising given the number of pages dedicated to the love of kolo mee[2].

The things on sticks from Google Images is what I think of when I say ais potong although whether in stick or sandwich form, my flavours of choice are your traditional Malaysian flavours of sweet corn, taro, black glutinous rice, red bean or durian. Love them all.


[1] Nom!  Although whenever I had one of these back home or at one of the shops in Malaysia, I always opted for the sweet Asian style bread sammiches myself :D. <3 that sweet milky bread.

[2] If you Google kolo mee[3], the first hit is to the wiki page for my family’s home town, Kuching[4].

[3] While you’re at it, look up Kuching Laksa or Sarawak Laksa.  Superior to all other variants of laksa, if you ask me. But then, I’m biased.

[4] I love that it says “locals often debate vigorously as to where to find the best variety”[5][6]. Because it’s so true.

[5] Bloody Malaysians and their passion for food, hey. ;)

[6] Also note where it says just after “Visitors should be aware that portions are half of what is usually commonly found at Chinatowns in the West”. This seems to be a sticking point with some tourists who want their ‘value for money’ sized portions.  Aside from the fact you’re probably paying something like RM3 (~AUD$1) for a bowl of food (you cheap bastards) the servings are small because of the following reasons (among others):

  1. Do you know how many times Malaysians will eat each day[7]? We really like our food and we eat small so we can eat frequently.
  2. If you have small servings you can eat a greater variety of things. One bowl of each item from from each hawker stall, please! Why? We really like our food.

[7] My sister used to joke to me that my grandfather skipped two of his six meals a day to save money to send my father to university.  I suspect she might not have been joking[8].

[8] This is a lot of footnotes. And I think I’ve lost track of the threading[9].

[9] I’m now also very hungry after looking at those food related pages. Damn it.

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brain-food:


Apply your own message to our take on the postcard.Postcard design on a handmade, natural white* mug. Black Pebeo porcelain pen included (with instructions).
Create message or art with Pebeo porcelain pen. Allow to dry for 24 hrs after application then bake in oven for 35 mins at 300℉ (150℃). Porcelain paint will set permanently once baked.

One of my followers, Joanna sent me the link to this in my messages. A postcard on a tea cup! Who wouldn’t want this mailed to them from a loved one with a little message on it? It’s actually a perfect gift idea for tea/coffee/coco lovers. It’s on the rather expensive side ($52) but If I actually had somebody important in my life, I would hesitate to mail one of these mugs off to them. It’s romance on a cup. 

Beautiful idea. But I think you need just as beautiful penmanship to make it perfect.

brain-food:

Apply your own message to our take on the postcard.
Postcard design on a handmade, natural white* mug. Black Pebeo porcelain pen included (with instructions).

Create message or art with Pebeo porcelain pen. Allow to dry for 24 hrs after application then bake in oven for 35 mins at 300℉ (150℃). Porcelain paint will set permanently once baked.

One of my followers, Joanna sent me the link to this in my messages. A postcard on a tea cup! Who wouldn’t want this mailed to them from a loved one with a little message on it? It’s actually a perfect gift idea for tea/coffee/coco lovers. It’s on the rather expensive side ($52) but If I actually had somebody important in my life, I would hesitate to mail one of these mugs off to them. It’s romance on a cup. 

Beautiful idea. But I think you need just as beautiful penmanship to make it perfect.

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TELEGRAMSTOP (via swissmiss)
Someone&#8217;s bringing back the telegram to make those little memorable messages more tangible once again.
Great idea.  Love the nostalgic qualities. Actually, I love anything that makes words less transient in the digital age.

TELEGRAMSTOP (via swissmiss)

Someone’s bringing back the telegram to make those little memorable messages more tangible once again.

Great idea.  Love the nostalgic qualities. Actually, I love anything that makes words less transient in the digital age.

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