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Rabbit Carved Shell Comb/白兔贝壳雕刻梳

0037w Materials: carved shell comb, carved shell rabbit/flowers, shell pearl, natural freshwater pearl Length:10cm Breadth:5cm

Autumn maple buyao /秋枫步摇

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Materials: pure brass, resin flowers, pressed flower amber, crystals,red agate, pressed blood amber,glass Hairstick: 15.2cm Dangle: 10.3cm

Plum flower hairclip/梅花装发夹

0035w Materials: metal, rabbit fur, red agate, fake cloth flower, shell pearls, delica beads, brass bell, tassels Hairclip length:7.5cm Tassel:13cm

Purple fluorite butterfly with tassels buyao/紫萤石蝴蝶流苏步摇

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Materials: 黑檀木(carved wood), crystal, carved fluorite butterfly/flower, tassels Hairstick: 10cm Tassels: 17cm The fluorite butterfly is really pretty with natural bands of color. No two butterflies are the same because they are hand-carved from natural stone! I'm so tempted to buy a butterfly for myself...

Jade Rabbit Buyao/玉兔步摇

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Materials:carved shell hairstick/cloud/flower, fluorite, xiuyan jade rabbit, opal, crystals, shell pearls, glass Hairstick: 13.7cm Dangle: 10.2cm Inspired by Chinese folklore about the Jade Rabbit in the moon.The fluorite bead glows brightly in the dark after light exposure symbolizing the full moon.
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This photo was taken in the dark to show the glow (^^)y

Pearl, butterfly and Peony hairclip/珍珠蝶恋牡丹花发夹

0032w Materials: silver-plated brass, metal, ceramic, rabbit fur, feather, carved shell butterfly, Swarovski pearls, tassel, acrylic peony Hairclip length: 7.5cm  Tassel: 11.5cm

Autumn Fantasy with Glowing Lantern Buyao /秋思步摇 (附月光灯)

0031-2w0031-1w Materials: pure brass, red agate, pressed blood amber, watermelon skin crystal Hairstick: 15.2cm Dangle: 13.5cm Bead in the lantern glows in the dark after exposure to light. 0031-3w This photo was taken in the dark to show the effect which is why it's blurry. Cool eh? ( ^ ^)

Seo Taiji's Sogyeokdong

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzEebkOJA-I] This is my current fav Kpop song. For the historical/political background behind this song, see this post: http://askakorean.blogspot.sg/2014/10/history-behind-seo-taijis-sogyeokdong.html I prefer Seo Taiji's version to IU. I don't think her light voice is suitable for such a serious song.

Guan yin Amulet

Guanyin My mother got this from the Guan Yin temple for 平安(peace/well-being) and 发财(wealth) for me. I'm not really a believer but we'll see if lotsa money comes rolling into my bank account...lol

Decolonial Aesthesis: From Singapore, to Cambridge, to Duke University

I thought that my fellow Singaporean readers might find this letter to herself by a Chinese Singaporean girl who went to Cambridge to study interesting.
To my eighteen-year-old self, on your departure for Cambridge September 21st, 2003 In three days, you will encounter a fish knife for the very first time. You will not know what it is, but everyone else will. You will watch, and imitate.
Source: http://waltermignolo.com/decolonial-aesthesis-from-singapore-to-cambridge-to-duke-university/ I have plenty of thoughts to expound on this but I have to go clean my bedroom soon.