Thursday, February 10, 2011

NEW Cat Species Found in Sabah, MALAYSIA.

I have always been so fascinated with the Cat species and recently a type of leopard found in Sabah on the Borneo Island and believed to be related to its mainland cousin is in fact a completely new cat species.

The conservation group said American scientists compared the DNA of the clouded leopard with that of its mainland cousin and determined the two populations diverged some 1.4 million years ago.

The clouded leopard is Borneo's largest predator, has the longest canine teeth relative to its size of any cat, and can grow as large as a small panther.

There are estimated to be between 5,000 and 11,000 of these animals left in Borneo's rain forests, which are threatened by logging and are believed to hold many more undiscovered species, WWF said.

In December the organization, which is based in Gland, Switzerland, announced scientists had found at least 52 new species in Borneo, including 30 types of fish, two tree frogs and several plants.

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FIMO Beads Making

Yesterday I had a special visit from Miss Azura from Staedtler Malaysia. She came to my office to learn how to work with FIMO Polymer Clay so that she has a better understanding of what is FIMO.

To my opinion, FIMO Polymer Clay is the best Polymer Clay ever made and FIMO is made by Staedtler in Germany. There are many other brands out there but I find FIMO is easier to work with, has so many choices of colors and the end product of FIMO is beautiful and durable.

FIMO can be made into so many things that one can imagine and the sky is the limit. There are so many FIMO artists out there who makes a living from making FIMO Jewelries and art pieces and I am one of them based in Kuala Lumpur. I have been working with FIMO since I was introduced to FIMO by a friend and his wife in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1998.

Ever since then I have developed so many techniques and designs in making FIMO jewelries based on Floral designs.

Below you can see some pictures of me teaching Azura how to make FIMO beads and then we finish it up as a necklace with matching bracelet and dangling earrings.

Miss Azura slicing a FIMO cane so that we can stick it to the side of the Royal Blue oval Beads.

Completed FIMO beads.

Fully baked FIMO Beads still on the baking tray.

Stringing up the beads to make it into a necklace.

The finish product of the Bead Necklace with matching Bracelet and dangling Earrings.

Another one of my design, Turquoise & Pink FIMO Necklace.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My Office Was Burglarized!

This morning was a nerve wrecking incident for all my staff and I. When my staff got to the office at 8.30am this morning (I came after 9am mind you), the main wooden door and the grill door was already opened. When they walked in, everything was upside down and inside out. Every little box, drawers, files and pretty much everything was ransacked and thrown everywhere. We were burglarized!

We have been doing business at this office for more than 9 years and Alhamdulillah, we were okay before up until today. This is the first time somebody broke into our office and stole some of our precious stuff.

1. Compact Laptop, bag and accessories.
2. Cash of RM 750.00
3. Pentax-P3 Manual Film Camera
4. Canon Sureshot Digital Camera
5. Western Digital External Hard-drive
6. All the cables for my Canon DSLR 500D
7. My old Canon Ixus

We estimated the lost was at least RM 5,000.00. The police and the CSI Officer came at around 10.30am to check for finger prints and took some photos of all the mess. But somehow in the first place, I do not even care to even make a Police report about this robbery as it will not change anything or catch the damn culprit. It'll only waste more of my time.

Among all the possession that were stolen, the WD External Hard Drive was the most important of all. That thing store all my precious photos for the last 13 years, all the information about my company since 2000, all my downloaded musics since 1998 and very rare as well, a lot of artwork for my business and many more.

I just cannot begin how sad I am right now. It's like someone stole the last 13 years of my life and left me with a very vague memory to rely on.

Shoulda, woulda, coulda. . . . .It's too late now but it's time to change all the locks.