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When Night Falls at Siniawan Bazaar

Monday, August 25, 2014

Remember my posting about Siniawan Bazaar back in June? - click the link.
At that time, we were there during the day and most shops were closed and hardly anyone was around.

We went back one July evening and look what this sleepy bazaar transform into at night.

▼We arrived around 5.50pm but parking at the back of this row of shophouses were already almost full. We walked along the stretch of road full of tables and chairs. Some were occupied with customers while some were still setting up.

Siniawan Bazaar Night Market still early

▼About half an hour later, the same spot (note the table cloth) were full of diners. So fast! We haven't even decided what to eat.
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market - full of people

▼This is the other end of the street. Full of people as well.
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market at the other end

▼From the look at it, this is a newly extended area, located further down the road, opposite the temple. However, most of the stalls here are similar to those found "up there"... should be the same owners as well. Business must be very good.
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market near the Temple

▼Still rather empty while the sun was setting.
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market

▼There were lots of food to choose from....in fact too many to decide which one is for dinner.
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market - Food

▼Erm, how about sausages?
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market - Food

▼Chicken Rice! More sausages?
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market - food

▼Korean fried chicken that looked similar to our family fried chicken...hehe..just kidding. Must be the sauce.
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market - Food

▼The boys were salivating over this. Why do they like cotton candy so much? They skipped this as they were only given enough $ for dinner....mean parents! hehe
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market - Food

▼Sticky rice in Pitcher Plant. Very tempted to get this but there were more to check out before deciding. Skipped.
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market - Food

▼ Some kind of traditional "kueh" in very bright colors. Love the colors but I skipped them too.
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market - Food

▼More colorful "kueh" here.
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market - Food

▼The que for this stall was long and it's for some kind of fried chicken wings...again...lots of fried stuff...skipped this too as I don't want to que.
Siniawan Bazaar Night Market - queing for food!

In the end I decided on "pan mee" (handmade noodle soup) which was not so great.....too spicy....pepper spiciness which I am not so fond of but still finished the whole bowl.
On the way out, I grabbed a packet of "long bean rice" which only cost me RM2.
Much better than the noodle. Satisfied!

Wire Jewelry - Dangle Earrings with Glass Beads

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Completed these dangle earrings last weekend.

These are quick and easy projects. About an hour of your time is sufficient.
Except for the roses which are ceramic, the rest are glass beads including Millefiori glass beads.
Happy viewing :)

Large glass dangle earrings by WireBliss - red

Large glass dangle earrings by WireBliss - millefiori glass beads

Large glass dangle earrings by WireBliss - glass beads

Large glass dangle earrings by WireBliss - glass beads

Large glass dangle earrings by WireBliss - orange millefiori glass beads

Large glass dangle earrings by WireBliss - rose beads

Large glass dangle earrings by WireBliss - rose beads

Wire Jewelry - Wire wrapped Brooch

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The last time I wire wrapped a brooch was about 4 years ago ....Wow!
How time flies. I guess brooch or pins are not very popular.
Anyway, this one here is a commissioned piece and is now safely with its new owner.

It doesn't look that complicated but took me many hours to complete.
Sigh!!! Sometimes project like this makes me want to stick with simple and quick projects only....hehe.

How about you?
Simple or more complicated design?

Wire wrapped leaf brooch by WireBliss

Wire wrapped leaf brooch by WireBliss

Wire wrapped leaf brooch with gemstones by WireBliss

Is it me only or you too?
Erm...I can't wait for weekend.

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Wire Jewelry - Wire Wrap Rose Studs

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Just a pair of simple wire wrapped rose studs.
Used 22g stainless steel wire.

This is an easy project.
If you'd like to DIY, the tutorial is available here.

Wire wrapped rose studs by WireBliss

▼The earhooks is slightly different from my earlier rose earrings.
Wire wrapped rose studs by WireBliss

▼Ready to ship :)
Wire wrapped rose studs by WireBliss


Back to Jewelry, Some Sparkly SC Bracelets

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

For the last few weeks I have not been very productive with my wire jewelry. There are few project ideas in the head but somehow time is not on my side, as usual 

Completed several commissioned pieces. Here's one of them - wire wrapped Swarovski Crystal bracelets. All of them wire wrapped with gold filled wire. Look simple enough but took me about 45 minutes to complete each.
That's roughly about 15 hours of work.
Wire wrapped swarovski crystal bracelet by Wirebliss - colorful

Wire wrapped swarovski crystal bracelet by Wirebliss - pink

Wire wrapped swarovski crystal bracelet by Wirebliss - on wrist

Associate link - hover your mouse over the picture below.
A book by Deryn Mentock.


Then, there is the wire wrapped stud earrings.
This time around is a tiger eye.
Wire wrapped tiger eye studs by WireBliss

Wire wrapped tiger eye studs by WireBliss

You can make this yourself.
The step by step tutorial is available at my shop, click *here* (direct download).

And down here is a book by Abby Hook another fellow wire wrapper.
Hover your mouse over the picture.


Happy wrapping!
Hope to be wire wrapping more in the coming weeks.

Bako National Park, Kuching - Part 2

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The highlight of the trip was the Jungle Trekking. We picked Jalan Lintang (Lintang Trail), a 5.8 km trail that took us about 4 hours to complete.

Basically it is a loop trail going up Bukit Tambi, located behind the Park HQ.
It is the best trail to see most of the vegetation types found at Bako NP.
Not forgetting the rare Proboscis Monkeys which is endemic to Borneo.

Lintang Trail

Start of Trekking Lintang Trail - WireBliss
▲The start of Lintang Trail, climbing all the way for about 1 hour plus.
Wooden walkway and steps along the way.
Lintang Trail @ Bako NP - WireBliss
▲We encountered lots of root steps like the above picture and several large rocks.
Lintang Trail @ Bako NP - WireBliss
▲Almost at the summit, the beginning of flatter climb.
The Park HQ is down there somewhere. 
Lintang Trail @ Bako NP - WireBliss
▲No worry about getting lost.
Signboards, resting place and maps are strategically located along the way.
Lintang Trail Heath Forest @ Bako NP - WireBliss
▲The Heath Forest of Bako National Park. Dry and rocky area.
Lintang Trail Heath Forest @ Bako NP - WireBliss
▲Root steps of the Heath Forest.
Lintang Trail Heath Forest @ Bako NP - WireBliss
▲Some sections are sandy and relatively flat. William can't wait to be back at the HQ.
Lintang Trail Mangrove Forest @ Bako NP - WireBliss
▲The mangrove forest. We spotted a group of Proboscis Monkey here.
Lintang Trail Mangrove Forest @ Bako NP - WireBliss
▲Ahhh... so tired!!
Lintang Trail Mangrove Forest @ Bako NP - WireBliss
▲Finally we reached the coast just as the sun was setting.
Bako National Park - Sunset - WireBliss
▲Beautiful view of sunset and dead mangrove trees (eerie ya).

Animals of Bako National Park
There are more but these are the animals and plants that we got to see during the trip.
Bako National Park - Proboscis Monkey - WireBliss
▲The Proboscis Monkeys are endemic to Borneo. 
Mangrove forest is their natural habitat and we were lucky to see some near the jetty.
Sorry no front view of the famous nose. Only the back side.
Bako National Park - Bornean Bearded Pigs - WireBliss
▲The Bornean Bearded Pig is a common sight around the Park HQ as well as Forest Lodges.
Looking for food all the time and not scared of human at all. I think they can be the mascot for Bako NP.
Bako National Park - Monkey- WireBliss
▲During the day, we were to keep all windows and doors closed to keep this monkey away.
In the morning while we were having breakfast, they were all around us, "asking for food".
Suggestion to the Park management - install grill on windows, so windows can be left open to let the fresh forest air in. Otherwise, its very stuffy with all windows closed.
Bako National Park - Beetle - WireBliss
▲The boys found this beetle early the next morning but lost it to a hungry monkey.
Bako National Park - Beetle - WireBliss

Bako National Park - insects - WireBliss
▲Some kind of caterpillar and dragon fly.
 
▲A little purple hermit crab.

Plants of Bako National Park

Bako National Park - Moss - WireBliss
 ▲Moss found at the lower and wetter part of the forest.
Bako National Park - Heath Forest - WireBliss
 ▲Heath forest on top of the hill.
Bako National Park -Mangrove Forest - WireBliss
Bako National Park - Mangrove - WireBliss
▲Mangrove forest...wet and dense...habitat for the Proboscis Monkeys.
Bako National Park - Pitcher Plant - WireBliss
▲Lots of pitcher plants, mostly at the Heath Forest. Some almost as big as the 1L mineral water bottle. Others are tiny and cute.
Bako National Park - Red Cherry - WireBliss
▲Some kind of berry.

Rock Formation
We encountered these rock formation at the top of the hill.
Mostly circular shaped.
Not sure if they are naturally formed or otherwise.
Bako National Park - Rock Formation - WireBliss

Bako National Park - rock formation william - WireBliss
Bye Bako NP.
See you again.....in the next few years.