Tuesday, August 16, 2011

And So The Nightmare Begins.

School has started! And I am finding it so hard to get motivated to study. Well wouldn't you find it hard too if you have a textbook like mine? Look at it!

A few days ago I was telling my dear friend Aarthi "Isn't it funny how we start school with the best of intentions to study, but by the end of semester we just can't be bothered to go to lectures?" Well with a textbook like that, all the good intentions in the world won't be able to help me.

I will need to bring out my colorful highlighters and concentrate very intensely.

Let the torture commence!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Aging Scares Me

I don't know if anyone else has ever experienced this, and I don't know if I'm just being paranoid or overreacting. But I'm really afraid of aging.

Just a while ago, my family (extended with grandparents) went to the airport to send off my young uncle. He lives in Northern Ireland and comes every half a year or so he comes to Singapore for a month to visit us and his friends and especially his mom, dad and aunt.

Recently my grandmother sprained her spine twice in just one month. She is now unable to walk for any period of time, and now takes her meals upstairs in her room because it hurts her too much to walk down the stairs.

While I was in Northern Ireland, every time I came to visit I was struck by how much she has shrunk. I certainly have not grown taller, and I chalked it up to imagining her as being bigger than she really is.

However after spraining her spine I realised just how much she has shrunk. She has grown weaker, smaller. Obviously she's not able to do what she used to.

Watching my uncle say goodbye to my grandmother today has brought to my attention just how limited the time I have with my grandparents is. My usually cheerful uncle would stop smiling when he said his farewell to his mom. He knows just as well as we do that each time he leaves, there's a very real chance of it being the last time he ever sees her. Now, more than ever, there's a chance that this goodbye could be the very last.

This scares me. On the ride home I thought about how much time I have left with my grandmother and grandaunt. Looking at the two tiny frames sitting beside me, I thought about the two women who raised me up. For the first 12 years of my life they were the most prominent people in my tiny existence.

I'm not being stupid about this. I knew all along that Death would come to everyone eventually. I just did not realise that death would come to those so close to my heart.

I know that my grandma is far from fit. She is certainly not fit enough to make the meatballs I love so much (I now have a scar on my lip because of those meatballs). And she is most certainly not fit enough to run after me while I escape with that extra slice of cheese when I was 6. Thinking about all those little things that my grandma and grandaunt did for me, it never fails to make me cry when I start thinking about how one day they will never be around again.

As shallow as this is, I wonder if my grandmother ever thinks about how things were when she was young and fit. I wonder if they have anything that they regretted. And most of all, I wonder if I would be able to remember them when I am just as old as them.

See, as much as I want to start a family, I don't think beyond having a baby. It's just so hard to get my mind wrapped around having adult children. No matter how hard I try, I find it really hard to think about myself being in the same position as my grandmother is in now.

Before my mind gets blown, I have to remember that I'm still only 20 going on 21. I still have the first semester of the second year of university to go through (that'll be stressful). I still have to send Saheed off to army and wait for two years before he's a civilian again.

On a smaller scale, I have a little excess weight I want to get off. So I still have to go to the gym tomorrow. And I still have a teeny tiny gathering of three people after gym. We're going to go to a dimsum buffet.

During times when I'm so very depressed and sad, sometimes I guess I just have to get through things one day at a time.

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Today was Delphian Rose's first gig in a long time and I was asked to help them photograph the event. It was a sorta band gathering, so it had a relaxed atmosphere and stuff. As great as the gig was, I found myself very distracted by the cute little fishies that were in the bar. So I took a couple of pictures.
Can you imagine just how much rock those goldfish have heard in their lifetime? I have no idea if they enjoy rock but I guess they haven't really got a choice. :P

I just love the way the tail looks so swishy in this picture :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mmmm Foood..

Last Sunday was my cousin's wedding day. It was a really nice wedding, great ambience, so romantic and all that. But one thing that really caught me was the dessert. It was baked chocolate pudding.

Now, I love chocolate as much as the other girl and after reading that on the menu I can't help but feel excited for dessert.
It didn't disappoint. The outside was crumbly and warm, and in the inside was this irresistably rich, thick chocolate sauce that just blows you away.

That day, was the first time I became speechless after I ate something. It was that good. I'm not kidding!!

Ahhhh, I've got my priorities right. Well done me.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Magic Hair!

Should I say it? I mean, it's a big thing to admit to...

I think....that I have magic hair.

It all started back in NI when Nanny's grandchild came to visit. He was a grown up and he already had three children, one of whom was a baby toddler. He kept wanting to be carried by me, in spite of all the other people surrounding him with open, loving arms. But nooo, he chose me instead. Stretching out his arms towards mee! The moment he got into my arms he grabbed onto my hair and started playing. See? Look at how my wonderful hair attracts people.

My magical hair can also work on animals. Eventually Auntie Heather got two Yorkshire terrier puppies. Everytime the jumped onto my lap, they'd go straight to my hair, chewing on it and whatnot. They were tiny! And soo adorable.

Then came my guinea pigs. I realised that with both Toffee and Sweetpea, they love running towards my hair the moment they notice my hair is untied and they'd bury their heads in it. Cuteness is unbearable. Just an hour ago, during cuddle time with Sweetpea, she kept running towards he hair on my chest and putting her head in it. She likes to sleep lying on her side. Toffee, she would sit on my tummy and run up toward the hair on my shoulders, and sometimes even go to the back of my neck. She's an adventurous one ^^

Ahhh. Having magic hair is a large responsibility indeed :P

Sunday, June 05, 2011

The Meal of Happiness

Yesterday I went grocery shopping with my mom, and at the "Bakery needs" aisle, (seriously? Bakery needs? I guess flour is pretty essential in baking. But still..) I found a bottle of hundreds and thousands. When I was really young, like 5, my mom used to put hundreds and thousands into my bread just to make me eat it.

My mom bought it!!!

And this morning I had hundreds and thousands on bread and butter for breakfast. It looks so happy! Look at all that happy colour. Ahhh...that, my friends, is The Meal of Happiness. :)

I've Failed! :(

So I was looking at Toffee and Sweetpea's little claws right, and I decided to trim the claws down so that they won't scratch me so much. At past 12am in the morning. Cos I'm smart like that.

Well...It went better than the last time. Since they've become more tame now, they kinda not move as much. Also, I find that when I hold the individual paw it's easier. Except! For the toes. See their little feet are kinda hard to get hold of. Also there's all that toe hair in the way obstructing my view.

I accidentally cut the quick on one of Sweetpea and Toffee's toes :'( Toffee especially, because she has so much more toe hair that covers the whole nail. It hasn't stopped bleeding in the past 2 minutes.

I might just cry now. I feel like the worse owner ever. I made them bleed! Poor babies. I've put them back into the cage and according to a few people it'll stop bleeding on it's own and there's not much else to do. I hope it doesn't get infected!!!

Friday, June 03, 2011

Taming the Guinea Pig

Remember in this post when I was trying to tame my babies? Well I think I can safely say that I've succeeded. In less than 3 months I can now get them to sleep when they're just chilling on my lap.

Sleeping place #1:
They love to sleep right next to my forearm. Today I tried having both of them on my lap then I realised that both of them need to be stroked or cuddled next to my forearm in order to settle down or sleep. I am flattered but it was slightly inconvenient cos it left me with no hands. Still! Love it when they sleep on me.

Chillin' place #1:
Occasionally when I put them on my large, soft, tummy, they will run up to my shoulder of chest and just sit there looking out at I don't know what. If I have my hair down, they'll be burrowing under my hair, or just sitting with their heads in it. I don't like to have them sitting there for too long. It'll be horrendous if they jump!

I've been struggling abit on what to write about. It's just so odd and I have no idea what to write about sometimes. I started this blog ages ago just so I could have a place to vent my frustrations and rant about stuff. It's my cyber diary. So now that I have a confidante, and now that I have someone to talk to about random things, sometimes I forget all the interesting things I come up with (don't worry you're not missing much).

Soo yea. Ha. Views on my nail blog has surpassed views on this blog. I'm quite proud of myself. Heehee.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sunset at Pasir Ris

I'm feeling a little lazy today so here's a photo of a gorgeous sunset.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Hey everyone! I'm finally free of my exams. It's such a wonderful feeling even though I'm still sick and stuff.

I haven't been gymming alot, and I haven't been controlling my diet so diet-wise...not so good. However! I went to gym yesterday and I realised I only put on 0.5kg which is pretty good considering I've been reaching out to potato chips and chocolate pretty much on a daily basis.

Next up, the babies are doing great! Sweetpea is such a sweetheart. Toffee is really the more dominant one, so she doesn't seem as dependent on me as Sweetpea. But that's ok. Here's what they look like now:
Sweetpea sometimes sleeps on my chest and Toffee loves to stand on my shoulder and just look at everything. I heard guinea pigs are short sighted though so I cannot imagine what she could be seeing that's so interesting.

Both of them are kinda toilet trained now. About 75% of the poop goes into the litter tray which is brilliant! And Sweetpea refuses to pee on me. Haha. I was sitting down with her while studying and she was just chilling in the folds of my very large shirt when suddenly she started fussing and running around. In spite of giving her a little treat (a tiny piece of apple) she still wouldn't settle. This went on for a good half hour before I put her back into the cage. After which she promptly backed up a few steps and started peeing. Such a good girl ^^

I'm just done cleaning their cage and because both of them have been sitting in their weewee they need a little butt bath. Sweetpea hated it. She also hates that brush that I use.
Again in other news! I rebonded my hair to make my fringe (and my mane) more manageable. I kinda miss my curls. But who knows maybe I would wait till my real hair grows to an acceptable length and cut it really short. Maybe when I've lost enough weight so I don't look like a butch. I wasn't in the best of moods yesterday but let's not get into that.
I also got a new phone! A Samsung Galaxy Ace. Saheed chose it for me, seeing as I have no idea what to choose. There were so many choices! Here is the phone cover which I customised on my own cos I was bored.
That's all I have for today. For the one remaining reader who made it here, you get a prize!
It's a picture of a 3 week old white teddy guinea pig. Her name is Sheepy and she already has an owner. But the sight of her really makes me smile. Look at how fluffy she is!!!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Pokemon Theme Song Cover

Love it! The chords are awesome heehee. Someone give him a medal. He deserves it.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Hurtling towards adulthood

My babies have grown so much! I've been training Sweetpea and Toffee to stand on command and now, I can proudly say that they have learnt how to stand! They need to have a nice juicy treat in front of them to be able to do the trick but still, I don't expect them to run after my fingers trying to eat/lick it.

Toffee has taken in sitting in her own pee. *sigh* It doesn't really cause her alot of harm, but I don't like seeing her tail fur all matted up. So I trimmed her fur at the back-end and give her bum a weekly bath. Surprisingly, she prefers cool water to warm water. Hmm.
My little baby after her weekly bath

I've been trying to feed them as big a variety of vegetables as I can. They'll have at least two kinds of vegetables everyday! Lucky things. Both my little sister and mom commented that the babies lead better lives than us. Ah well what can I say?
An assortment of hay-containers have been tried, including a hay trough, which didn't work. Because the hay trough is so big, the babies are able to jump in and they poop and pee in it. More work for me = bad.
Recently Toffee has taken to sitting in the litter tray looking really round. See the photo below? It's only half as round as how round she looks when she sits there. She literally looks like a little ball with a face. As for Sweetpea, she loves to stretch out along the side of the cage or in a corner and just doze there. They are soo sweet and I love them.
So far I've been pretty busy with exams and have been spending less time with the babies. I feel guilty but I do try to spend quality time with them in the morning when I feed them, when I get back to give them their supper and at night when I tuck them into bed. (Yea, I just put their bed into the cage. I take it out during day time so they have more space to run about in.)

More updates soon! Can't wait till they're all grown up. Heehee. They've been growing so fast it's unbelievable! I always look at the pictures from when I first got them and it's so hard to imagine how far they've come. So proud of myself.

Nyan Cat!

My sister wants this as her ringtone, her message tone, her alarm, her reminders...


That is all.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Adele Rolling in the Deep

Recently I've gotten into Adele's 'Rolling In The Deep'. Partly because of this parody from the Key of Awesome on Youtube!

Then I went to find the original video and I found this! It's so good I love it so so much! :)

Friday, April 29, 2011

This and That

So, it seems like I'm an ex Singapore Poly student now heehee.

Nah, I just got that shirt from Saheed's place. It's so comfy and the laundry soap smells so amazing. I love the smell of fresh laundry.

In other news, I might have accidentally pulled a muscle in my right leg. It really hurts and feels so uncomfortable. Hurts to walk down the stairs.

Exams are looming up like some poisonous pollution cloud. First exam is on Saturday! 7th of May to be exact. And between you and me, I don't feel prepared for it at all. Cue Toccata and Fugue.
Just feel like blogging today. I didn't accomplish much, went to Saheed's and caught up with Season 4 of Big Bang Theory. Cos it's so much more important than some silly final year exam yea?

I have rocks for brains.

However! Sheldon is so adorably annoying! It's so hilarious to see a socially handicapped genius call himself the "life of the group" or the "whimsical elf". Love it.

Tired tired. Why am I so tired!

By the way, received some money for volunteering in a research yesterday. $115 in total for about 5 hours of sitting in an MRI scanner and performing tasks. It would have been fun if my stupid body would get better and not cough. You guys should try it if you're in need of money. The research is to find the causes of schizophrenia and you'll have to go for two sessions with a psychologist. For each session you get $50. Then there's the MRI scan which is $100 a session. They'll do the same thing every six months for two years. So it's...stable income?

Yea. If you're interested check them out. I personally did it for the money at first but now I'm really eager to know what happens when the research is all done. Here is the link to their Facebook page. If you're one of those odd people who don't believe in Facebook, here is the link to their official website.

Yep. Seeing as I'm so terribly tired, I'm probably gonna try to go to sleep now. Nighty night y'all.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

MUSIC PAINTING - Glocal Sound - Matteo Negrin

This is just too good to not share. Sooooo good.

Diet Week 6

Again I haven't been gymming as much as I wanted. Due to laziness, and work work work. Exams coming up and I've been super super stressed! Who's the idiot who told me that uni would be a breeze?!

Anyway, Here're the measurements:

Weight: 76.4kg
Bust: 39.5 inches
Waist: 35.5 inches
Hips: 43 inches
Right arm: 14 inches
Left arm: 13.4 inches (-0.9 inches)
Right thigh: 25.6 inches (-2.4 inches)
Left thigh: 25 inches (-2.4 inches)

As of last post:
Weight lost: 0.7 kg
Inches lost: -5.7 inches (Maybe I measured wrongly, but still. YESSS!)

Total result:
Weight lost: 2.9 kg
Inches lost: 9.2 inches

Can't believe I'm close to the 75kg mark now! Awesome awesome! I think I might have measured wrongly for my thighs but still, I'll take my victories as they come. Heehee. So happy!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Coming Home Cover - Boyce Avenue

This song is so awesome, it makes me want to take a deeper breath and appreciate every moment life has to offer.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Fur Mites! :(

I brought them to the vet last Wednesday because I wanted to make sure they were in the pink of health. The previous week they seem to be squeaking when they poop which I take to be a bad sign. They've since stopped doing it, and I expected the vet to say they were ok. But instead, they have fur mites! I googled it at home and trust me, you don't want to go to google images for that. Because they're so small, they can't go for treatment till they're 2 and a half months old.

I can't wait for their treatment to start in June so I can get the bloodsucking bastards off my babies.

In other news, the babies have grown loads! Just compare the two pictures below:
Also, they seem to enjoy being picked up and held close to my chest. They also love chewing on the rubberband I wear on my wrist. So that helps haha.

I love them so much. Starting to give them sweetcorn leaves and silk (the furry part in sweetcorn) which they love, and they also love red peppers. I try not to give too much fruit. Don't want them to get too much sugar. Apparently carrots contain sugar too, and too much can result in tubby guinea pigs. I don't mind having tubby guinea pigs, I just don't want them to be unhealthy.

Let's end with an adorable picture:

They are my pride and joy ^^

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Canary Island Sky Time Lapse

The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.

Oh. My. Goodness!!!! So GORGEOUS!

Diet Week 5

I haven't been to gym as regularly as I would have liked for the past two weeks. Hence, I didn't lose alot of weight between the last post and now. Also, my measurements are all weird. Hmm...

Here're the measurements:

Weight: 77.1kg
Bust: 39.5 inches
Waist: 35.5 inches (-1 inch)
Hips: 43 inches (+0.4 inches)
Right arm: 14 inches (+0.2 inches)
Left arm: 14.5 inches
Right thigh: 28 inches (+0.8 inches)
Left thigh: 27.4 inches (+0.4 inches)

As of last post:
Weight lost: 0.1 kg
Inches lost: +0.8 inches (I sure hope it's muscle)

Total result:
Weight lost: 2.3 kg
Inches lost: 3.5 inches

I'm so close to the 76 kg mark now! Soon I'll be on the low end of 70! Better buck up!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Singapore Flyer

Last Saturday I went to the Singapore Flyer with Saheed and his family again, this time we're reviewing the new Interactive Room. Basically it's this very science-y, techy room where you get to see super space age stuff and get to read random facts about the Flyer.

What impressed me most was this HUGE screen, which took up nearly a wall, and it's got lots of stuff projected on it. This one has turning wheels, the rest has like cherry blossoms in bloom, looking at animals in the forest that kind of thing. It creates this sense that you're in another world. I was totally mesmerised by it.
After that, you go through a few other rooms and corridors, which I will not touch on. Really, the first room is the most impressive. The rest of the rooms just didn't really catch my attention.

Getting onto the Flyer was pretty impressive. It takes about half an hour to go one full round, and it may seem like it's going reeeaaallly slowly, but in actual fact it goes pretty quickly. Slightly faster than an escalator. Right, so here is the Flyer as I see it from the cabin I was in. At night they have lights lighting it up and the light slowly fades into different colours. I think it's to add more variety, cos to be honest there's not an awful lot to look at during night time.
It would probably have been more stunning if we managed to come during sunset. Here are a few night pictures. I'm quite proud of them heehee.

My favourite picture is the second one. It's easily the best night scape picture I've ever taken. Ever.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Universal Studios Singapore!

Went to Universal Studios with Saheed and his family on Friday, and it was pretty awesome!

First we went on a few rides, first one was at Ancient Egypt. It was part haunted house, part roller coaster. Ahhh so scary. They had fire and stuff inside which was cool and because it was completely dark, you never know what's coming. So every acceleration and drop felt so much more scary.

Second ride was the one that made me feel pretty sick. I went on the ever-insane Battlestar Galactica ride in the Sci-Fi zone. In Human mode of course. The drops were CRAZY! It was so shocking, I forgot to scream and I kinda felt detached from my body. Weird. I heard Cylon was good though. Saheed said it wasn't as scary, but I don't believe him. Think I'll try it next time I'm going.

After the stomach lurching ride, Saheed's sister, mom and me went for the sci-fi version of the teacup rides. We all got really giddy haha.

Then after walking around lots, we finally went to Far Far Away. Easily my favourite part. Cos I'm so child-like and whatnot. We went to a 4D movie which was GREAT! Then to a kid roller coaster which was not SO kiddy that it didn't contain any thrill. I loved it but Saheed thinks it was pretty boring. We were all laughing because compared to the Battlestar Galactica ride, this was nothing.

After the rides we pretty much felt like we've had enough, so we went to fetch our bags from the lockers and took pictures with a few iconic cartoons.

Went into random shops without buying a single thing. Things are SO expensive there. Even the food, they were selling turkey legs at $10.80 each!

After that, we went to watch the Monster Rock show. We thought it was a REAL rock concert and got pretty pumped up. But it turns out, it was a bunch of people dressed as legendary monsters like Frankenstein, Dracula, Mummy, She-wolf and stuff. They were modernised and they sang and danced to rock hits. Fireworks and pyrotechnics were great. But in terms of rock and roll, abit of a let down.

Even more pictures before we go, too bad we didn't think if taking our cameras with us and just checking it into lockers before the rides.

Just outside of Universal Studios is easily my new favourite place. It's the Hershey's shop! Saheed loves this bar of chocolate heehee. It was 6kg! World's Largest Bar of chocolate apparently.

Aaand I got my Reese's Peanut butter Cups! Awesome stuff. The mascot was so nice. There was this one girl who just hit the back of the mascot's head. Awful person. She should be slapped a hundred times.
And so ends my day at Universal Studios. Think I'll go again one day after 6pm, just to take pictures and watch the fireworks at 9pm. Should be good!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Diet Week 4

Because of stupid projects and presentations, I have not been able to go to the gym till Thursday. However, I still lost weight! Though not as much as I would have liked. But still! Awesome stuff.

Here're the measurements:

Weight: 77.2kg
Bust: 39.5 inches
Waist: 36.5 inches (-0.5 inches)
Hips: 42.6 inches (-1 inch)
Right arm: 13.8 inches (-0.2 inches)
Left arm: 14.5 inches
Right thigh: 27.2 inches (-0.4 inches)
Left thigh: 27 inches (-0.2 inches)

As of last post:
Weight lost: 0.7 kg
Inches lost: 2.3 inches

Total result:
Weight lost: 2.2kg
Inches lost: 4.3 inches

YES! I'm nearly hitting 76 kg! Come on now, don't lose hope! I went to the Singapore Flyer today and had Popeyes Chicken for dinner. Sooo good. I love fried chicken. Also I haven't been exercising on the days I don't go to gym but I am watching my diet most of the time. I think eating a little more is helping to boost my metabolism too, cos that means my increased metabolism actually has something to burn. Yes!

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Taming my Babies!

After I got them to eat out of my hand, it was time to pick them up and start having 'cuddle time' as I call it. Basically I pick them up and place them on my lap and pet them. When they're comfortable with that, I moved on to putting them at my table.

And I got them a new toy! It was messy at first, but now it's ok. They're not crazy about it but it's something to entertain them with when I'm away.

They love sitting in the hay when I put fresh hay into the litter tray! It means that I might waste some hay, but at least they're happy :)

Sweetpea on my table. She solved this! Hahahaha. Now they're really tame when they're on the table. Sometimes they can be really hyper and start popcorning on my table, exploring all the nooks and crannies. But sometimes they'll settle down and start cooing or looking sleepy. I love it when that happens.

And here they are starting to explore. They're so adorable! I get my daily overdose of cuteness from them. Heehee!

Monday, April 04, 2011

Diet Week 3

I haven't been as conscientious as last week. Temptation is starting to overwhelm me! I had friend chicken on Wednesday, and then KFC on Saturday followed by a heavy dinner. The diet is definitely working though. My appetite has decreased and even a small amount of food can bloat me. This is not good when I get my nibbly moods, but I just chug down water and bear with it. Let's get on with the results shall we?

Weight: 77.9kg
Right arm: 14 inches
Left arm: 14.5 inches
Right thigh: 27.6 inches
Left thigh: 27.2 inches
Bust: 39.5 inches
Waist: 37 inches
Hips: 43.6 inches

As of last week:
Weight lost: 0.5 kg
Inches lost: 1.1 inches

Total result:
Weight lost: 1.5kg
Inches lost: 2.1 inches

I can't believe I have gone below 78kg! I'm in a precarious position. The next time I weight myself I might be 78kg again (NOOOOO!). So happy :)

This week, I shall be strict with my diet again, and also snack on almonds with I have my nibbly moods. Heehee.

Paper Mache - Drainage container

So as I mentioned not long ago in this post, I have been working on a paper mache drainage container for my little Hoyakerrii. Here is how I did it.

So, after I bought their little shelter for the babies I was left with two boxes that I won't really need, so I decided to make a paper mache container out of it. Cos I can't really bear to throw good cardboard away (I'm odd like that) and I haven't done paper mache in a while.

First of all I drew out the net. I had a 3 inch square as a base, and the sides are about 1.5 inches high. I made it a little bit slanted so it won't look so weird.

Then I cut out the cardboard and stuck it together with masking tape. It doesn't really matter if the masking tape is old, or if it doesn't stick very well anymore. It just has to keep the thing together till you put your first layer of paper mache on.

Now cover all the plastic-ky sides with masking tape. This will help the paper mache stay on.

Get out your newspapers, make your paste and get messy! I used rice flour and boiling water to make a paste for this one. But it doesn't work as well as plain flour and water. Just mix plain flour into water till you get a smooth thick paste. Like cake batter. (Yummy) Stick on the newspaper strip by strip.

Till you get something like this. Let each layer dry completely before you put on the next layer. I did it on different sides. For example, I'd layer the inside with newspaper and let it dry for about a day and then layer the outside. Do this for about three layers on each side.

Now it's time to paint it! To make it water proof, use acrylic paint. I suggest using white paper as the last layer, or putting a few layers of your paste mixture with white acrylic paint over the container before painting (let each layer of paste dry before putting another layer). To cover the newspaper, it took me about 5 coats of yellow acrylic paint! My pot of yellow paint is now half gone *sigh*.

Now it's time to decorate it. I used some of my nail art stuff to decorate the container, simply because I am terrible at painting.

Just to make sure it's extra waterproof, I spray-painted the whole container with about 3 layers of clear varnish. Again, make sure each layer is dry before spraying on some more. I didn't do that and my varnish got really sticky at one point.

After spray painting, you're done! Look at my hoyakerrii, isn't it just so cute! This took me about a week to make. But it could have been done alot faster obviously. There was no time to paint because of school and stuff. And also I couldn't just sit at home waiting for the varnish to dry, so I just did it in the morning and at night.