We were just going around The Mall Bangkapi one time when we came across this cute shop that does/sells decoupage items. For those who don’t know what this is, Decoupage (or découpage) is the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it in combination with special paint effects. The most common material used for this are decoupage napkins.
I have came across shops like this at the JJ Mall before, but never really paid much attention to them. Mr. Pat, the owner of “Display Me Studio” was very accommodating and offered to give Ria free lessons on how to do decoupage. All we have to do is to buy materials. We thought it’s a very good idea, because Ria doesn’t really have arts and crafts in her homeschool schedule.
We chose a tissue holder to be Ria’s first decoupage project.
So here are some easy steps on how to do decoupage:
Step 1: Inspect the item to be decorated on for cracks and damages
Step 2: Paint the item.
3. Step 3: Dry… with a hairdryer!
4. Step 4: When the item is dry already, paint glue on the surface.
Step 5: Prepare the decoupage napkin.
Step 6: Use a not-so-wet sponge to press the napkin against the item.
Step 7: Apply Varnish
Step 8: Let the item dry.
Step 9: Pose with the teacher!
“Display Me” Studio is located at the 3rd floor of The Mall Bangkapi, Huamark, Bangkok, Thailand. For more information about this shop and to be updated with new designs, you can like their facebook page.
“It’s so nice to get flowers while you can still smell its fragrance,” someone wise once said.
Regardless of time and occasion, flowers never fail to make someone happy. A bouquet of flowers or a single stalk could be given anytime of the day, at anytime of the year and it does wonders. In fact, studies are now being made about the emotional effects of receiving flowers. Experts say that the “flower factor” is powerful and even has health benefits. Indeed, each flower is a perfect reminder that not all precious gifts could be costly. Flowers indeed say a thousand words– beautiful ones.
Sometimes, though, inasmuch as we want to send beautiful flowers to our loved ones or special friends, we do not have the time to arrange them as beautifully as experts do– and finding florists that we could trust would also be a challenge if we wish to be more specific about designs, colors and the kinds of flowers to be sent. With fleuriste à québec, you can be sure that your loved ones would get fresh, beautifully arranged flowers just the way you like it.
When it comes to giving flowers to someone special, it pays to trust florists to do the job. With fleuriste à québec, you can be sure that your flowers are delivered along with the love you wish to send to that special someone!
For my non-Filipino friends, you must be familiar with having godparents. Like any other culture, we carefully choose who who the godparents of our kids would be. Since we are surrounded by beautiful people at church, we choose around 20 people for Ria (that’s a lot, I know! LOL!) — and just 6 people for Roi.
Before we came to Thailand (in 2009) we were teaching this beautiful Swiss-German couple our language. We have developed this special bond with them, and they are among those people that we dearly miss. Thanks to the advancements of technology, we still feel like we are not really that far from each other since we look at each other’s photos on facebook, we email, etc.
Anyways, when we got home to the Philippines, we enjoyed a special meal with them at Jollibee and guess what? Ninong HJ and Ninang Beth gave Roi money for his toys! Yay!
The Wagners: Hansjorg, Simeo, Johanna, Elisabeth and Joel
So! Here are photos of the toys Roi chose for himself. After what seemed to be like forever, he finally chose this Lego set.
Those little red cars are a complete collection from Shell!
With Ate Ria and Papa’s help, Roi was able to assemble his Lego. It’s playtime!
Thank you so much Ninong HJ and Ninang Beth! We miss you and please do come visit us in Thailand soon!