Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Beary Merry Christmas from Jinjerup & Nanibird!

grin* I've been working up another Christmas surprise!
Jinjerup has teamed up with NaniBird to produce this special edition Christmas NaniBird called the "beary xmas" NaniBird!

Josh of NaniBird has kindly given me the go ahead to post up the beary xmas bird a little earlier than his own release of Batch 3 NaniBirds in lieu of Christmas! Beary xmas Bird will later join the Batch 3 NaniBirds!
Thanks so much Josh! :D

Here are some real close close-up zooms of "beary xmas" Nanibird:

It's been a long time coming! I've been wanting to do a Santa's workshop themed papercraft for ages & this is the bestest best opportunity to do so. chuckle*
Do the little bears look familiar? Click on the 3rd pattern featured in the December 2008 list in Jinjerup's work Page!

Since the elves are on a pay-rise strike, the bears are filling in to do the job of Santa's little helpers this year! However I guess they have a slight nasty streak which appears from time to time! :p

Plus a little background on NaniBirds>

NaniBird is an interesting collection of awesomely cute papercraft birds designed by participating artists and designers from all over the world, collaborating with Josh. (& of course, he creates his own NaniBirds as well!)

Hurrah! Josh has released his Batch 3 of Nanibirds, do hop on over to download your faves now! :D

Friday, December 12, 2008

Beary Merry Christmas from Jinjerup!

I know its still a little early but
a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays everyone!

Figured I better start wishing now then scramble up a blogpost at the last hour
& find that my internet connection is still out! I will be moving house within the next 2 weeks so it will be a little more hectic with my heavier than usual work schedule! :P

Hurrah!!! Jinjerup's NEW XMAS prints are out!! :D
To add to your festive cheer, Jinjerup has new designs, 2 new wallpapers
& a cute little xmas themed giftbox!

Plus these cute journals, great for xmas presents!

(Journal Gift Links: 1, 2, 3, 4)

These & many more adorable gifts available at Jinjerup's Store!

(Click on the SHOP! button beside each of the patterns on Jinjerup Work's Page)

Warm hugs & online eggnog all around! :D
Love, Lynn

Monday, December 8, 2008


I was turned immediately into a fan after listening to these 2 :P

Florence and the machine. Waiting for album. want.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Amazing how a year can run by so fast, its fast approaching Christmas time!
Here's an update, apart from work-working, I'm in the midst of developing a couple of NEW Jinjerup xmas prints!

Its going a little slow at the mo, what with me stressing out on my looming work projects & falling sick (yet again). I very much hope I can make it in time!
Even if I can't, I'll post them up anyways :D


Saturday, November 15, 2008

I know, muki. I'm feeling it too.

Busy week, busy weeks, busy weeks ahead. Full steam ahead into the new year. hurrah........
Sorry folks for the lack of updates, have my head and hands full with projects.
Will update when i can!

In the mean time, meet Muki. :p
His expression was the first thing that popped into my mind when I thought of my ginormous mini mountain of work. (what the hey! blogger acknowledges ginormous as a proper word? & please excuse my oxymoronic phrasing, it's 2am here. why am i still in blogland? )


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008


Neatly done by Groovisions for MAFF.
(Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries).
This is an infomercial about ensuring the future of food in Japan.

Perhaps it would be good for all of us to take note of this as well. :o)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Flippin great!

Jinjerup designs on these cute Flip Minos!

Click here & here for these adorable little camcorders!

Click here & here for more cuteness!

Thanks Cafepress & Flip Mino!

NOTE: If you would like any of Jinjerup's current designs on your Flip Mino,
send me an email & I will customize it for you!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Interesting finds of the week!

1. Kiwano

I stumbled upon these weird looking fruits quite some time ago whilst reading up on veges for my Veggie Patch! Apparently they taste like a mixture of "bananas, cucumbers, limes, and passionfruit" according to Wiki (of course!) :P Kiwanos come from the Kalahari desert originally but now you can find them growing in California & New Zealand. grin* Never attempt to squeeze them though, not good for juicing! :P

Picture Link: http://www.gugge.dk/

2. Buddha's Hand fruit

Another odd looking fruit :) Surprisingly its part of the citrus family! Wiki again mentions that "The fruit is segmented into finger-like sections. It has a thick peel and a small amount of acidic flesh and is seedless and juiceless.

The fruit may be given as a religious offering in Buddhist temples. According to tradition, Buddha prefers the "fingers" of the fruit to be in a position where they resemble a closed rather than open hand, as closed hands symbolize to Buddha the act of prayer." (I didn't know that!)

Picture Link: www.edibleeden.com

3. Giraffe Weevil

Isn't just so adorable? :P Madagascar sure is lucky! Wiki has it that the giraffe weevil is endemic to Madagascar. It derives its name from an extended neck much like that of the common giraffe. The total body length of the males is just under an inch (2.5cm).

The extended neck is an adaptation that assists in nest building. When it comes time to breed the father-to-be will roll and secure a leaf of the host plant, at which point the female will lay a single egg within the tube.

Picture Link: Pete Oxford / Minden / Getty / TIME

4. Ribbon eel

Amazingly these eels are color-coded for life!
Juveniles and sub-adults are jet black with a yellow dorsal fin, while females are yellow with a black anal fin with white margins on the fins. The adult male are blue with a yellow dorsal fin. As the eel grows and gets older, it changes sex from a male to a female. The ribbon eel also changes its colour from blue to yellow when it becomes fully mature (& female).

Like many eels, the ribbon eel is sometimes thought to be angry or aggressive, because its mouth is often open, appearing ready to strike. In reality, the eel is simply breathing. In the wild, the ribbon eel buries itself in sand or hides in rocks or reefs, dashing out to feed on small fishes. The ribbon eel is known as one of the most sociable and peaceful of all moray eels, and does not bother humans or get easily irritated.

Picture Link: Gary Bell / zefa / Corbis / TIME

5. Feather

Neither edible nor living, this is very pretty nonetheless.
A beautiful feather brooch studded with white and fancy vivid yellow diamonds, rubies and amethysts. Designed by Michelle Ong for Carnet. More on her jewellery range here. (if your pockets are deeeeeeeep enough)

Picture Link: Carnet | TIME

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Head in the clouds

This is not a picture of me dreaming nor have I turned into a rokurokubi!

Its just that I've been sick for the past 4 days, with a persistent fever which visits me every evening+night and stays till noon. On the 2nd day, I awoke with this image in my head.

Oddly enough, its a spot-on image of how I've been feeling when the fever strikes.
With clouds in my head & my body swathed in heavy fog.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday Jinjerup!

Jinjerup is 1 year & 3 months young!
I would love to have been able to post it on Jinjerup's birthday, 3months earlier but I got caught up in a couple of other projects with very near, tight timelines!

^ -^ Oh well, better late than never! It's an exciting time for Jinjerup as I've stepped out of my comfort zone & am experimenting with new styles!

8 New Patterns & great new wallpapers!
Plus a cute Birthday Giftbox designed with Jinjerup's first do in mind!

HUG! <3

Monday, October 6, 2008

Illustration Friday: Sugary

Gosh! My previous illo for IF was in June!
Its time I picked it up again, here's my take on this week's theme.

When I was much much younger, we had a young pup who absolutely loved all matters sugary. No amount of chasing or chiding would turn her away, she'd sit under our chairs just lickity-licking (cleaning) up our mess of crumbs or drips of cookies, ice creams or chocs we'd try hard not to drop. (grin* kids can't help being messy eaters :P ) She'd follow us around waiting for a treat.

Even though its not healthy for the chumps, its hard not to give in to those puppy dog eyes so we loved sneaking her a chomp or two!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Glimpses of another life

Sleepy towns, cats thriving on small jetties & blasting heat welcomed us to the region of Negeri Sembilan. We drove from Lukut to Linggi which bordered historical state of Malacca. A half day road trip which brought back many, many fond memories of my childhood.

Late morning snooze on the new Linggi River jetty.

Fishing boats underneath Linggi River bridge.

More fishing boats.

A young mudskipper sunbathing on a rusty, unused ladder.

The young ones turn into this big one, about 6 inches in length! Skimming the water in short dashes, they were as quick as lightning! (This is my first time seeing such huge ones!)

Rare small fishing huts still intact. Too hot to fish, the fishermen were sitting in the forefront, porch area mending their nets.

One of the many fishing boats tethered to the jetty area.

Rickety old wooden jetty, abandoned in favour of the new cement one we were standing on.

Another cat on another jetty. (Hutan Lipur jetty) It seems like there is a thriving community of solo cats on lonely jetties.

Fishing hut on stilts in the middle of the sea. It would've been interesting to hitch a ride to one of them but that's another experience for another time.

Chicken bred in coops.

Old arched corridors frame an old shop owner having his forty winks.

Faded but still ever so lovely tiles from the exterior of a shophouse.

Another view of the pretty tiles, peacock motif one this time.
chuckle* After getting back & showing the pix to my dad, I found out that I am related to the owners of this shophouse! What a small world it is indeed!

Blue-eyed siesta under a rusty old scooter.
I did not notice kitty's friends in the background till much later :P

Time for me to enjoy the rest of my Sunday!
Until next time!

Monday, September 29, 2008

bear with me,
just a little while longer.

Jinjerup has updates coming right up!


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

4 + 1 =subrant

Nothing drains me more than having to wait for others to finish off work before i can mosey on home. 4 hours can be such a long time.

FOUR valuable hours of knowing you can polish off more of your own work at home can be an absolute torture.

UGH. its a wonder I did not go running around the office in a tizzy screaming bloody murder. The closest I got to that, was pace madly from the toilet to the stuffy little room with the only windows in the whole office, on the other end.


Tick tock tick tock tick tock went the clock till the work got completed. BEST THING that happened all night! (For a moment there, I'd thought it was going to be another all-nighter...) !@#$@#$ SPRINT! I'm out the door!!!!! woooooott!!111!!!

grin* My legs can't seem to take me to where my car is parked fast enough, so I half skip all the way till I look up & discover the carpark building pitch black. Its a building which houses 8-10 floors for parking vehicles and all the #@$@#$# 8-10 storeys of floors were just as black as tar, not a single light in sight! & my car's parked right on the 4th floor.

Oh, I failed to mention earlier that my office area can become quite dodgy at night. Let's see, we have fly-by-night night club patrons patronising the fly-by-night night club, temporary construction workers plus leery guards pa(s)trolling around at the stroke of 10pm.

RAAAHHHHHH..... How much more 5H1T can land in my lap?

I make a straight beeline to the carpark stairwell & proceed cautiously up the first half flight. Its as good as wandering around a cave with glow worms for a light source. (The glow worm reference was for the ever-dimming useless exit lights, strung someth whereth.)

Second half flight had me whipping out my pepper spray & doing some over stretched big walk thing up the stair. Its getting darker. I am so getting paranoid. So many landings & nooks for crooks to wait & pounce on. I RUN!

You would have to be in some insane frenzy to have scrambled up the 8 black flights-o-stairs as fast as I did! I not only leapt into the car, I positively flew into it! Adrenaline pumping, heart thumping like it was ready to run on home without me, I drove like a crazy person all the way down.

Now, I know what it feels like being in a horrible B-grade horror movie: dark carpark building possibly filled with either a) hungry monster beings waiting to nom nom nom you or b) hungry perps waiting to nom nom nom you.

Oh wells. I'm home. Sub-rant over. Going to sleep off the rest of my stair-well fatigue. See what happens when you spend your entire life infront of computers. I am very much unfit. Maybe I'll need to start doing something about it. But that's for another time. Ta!
These had me tickled, chuckling & rolling all over, laughing my head off!

1. Meet Einstein!
An African gray with loads of tricks up her wing :D

2. An arranged Shag

Not quite what you would think grin*

3. Omnia's ad

One of those viral vids but tis absolutely so funny!

4. Devendra Banhart's Carmensita

Kooky kitsch :P

5. Printer WARS!

I want one when my printer #$%@s up again! ROFL!

Sunday, September 14, 2008


I is takes theese kitteh piccies today.
R not easys, lol cat humurs!!! :P

chuckles* Teh capshuns r harders den i tots, shall leaves it to the profeshiunnals. LOLS!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Sitting here for many, many minutes, thinking of how to start this post makes me want to just go pluck coconuts from the imaginary swaying trees outside.

There are heaps of things I could say about Malacca (Malaysia's most historical state) (steeped in culture, tradition......) (tourist traps :P well, most of the shops set up there, are.) but I'll leave it to the other 4,260,000 websites to lay on its colorful history. (Googling up Malacca gets you 4,260,000 hits!)

We set off for Malacca to visit a couple of my fave aunts last week.
Here are a few piccies I took along the way.

This is the fountain courtyard of Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. (Malaysia's oldest Traditional Chinese Temple) My grandma used to play here when she was very young, little girl young :D

Apart from housing amazingly intricate details & figurines. (portraying traditional Chinese characters), the fountain-water feature had some wee cute tortoises living in its cooling interior (when it was still working of course!) I hope the temple authorities restore this part of the temple as well!
(Cheng Hoon Teng Temple has its own site too)

The exterior of Hang Li Po's well has some very cute walls.

A food or rather delicacy Malacca is famous for is its baked pineapple tarts.

This shop along Jonker's Walk, named Lwee had a huge one weighing 21kg, 32 inches in diameter. =-------=" Its been on display since May 2008.

The un-sleeping cat.
Caught snoozing amongst newspapers at my aunts' place.

An old man paints while a tourist sketches him
whilst a curious passerby watches on.

Shot at an art shop near or on Jonker's Street.

Old Red doors & a lazy Monday.