Charming Colourful Portraits From Junk By Jane Perkins

28 02 2014
Queen Elizabeth II: The Exeter-based artist also transforms famous works of art - such as Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' - into colourful masterpieces. (Photo by Jane Perkins/Caters News)

Queen Elizabeth II: The Exeter-based artist also transforms famous works of art – such as Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ – into colourful masterpieces. (Photo by Jane Perkins/Caters News)

Jane Perkins, from Exeter got an idea to create colourful paintings from junks in 2006 after she wrote a thesis about recycling materials to use them for art. 

The artist used broken jewellery, buttons and toy parts that she bought from second-hand shops and recycling centres to create her ‘junk art’ paintings.

Later she started to create colourful portraits of famous people like Queen Elizabeth II, Albert Einstein, Barack Obama and Winston Churchill.

I really love the idea of junk art because we can create beautiful items and save the earth from rubbish and junk at the same time.

I think that junk art artists are very creative people.

(Please click for From Metal Scraps to Beautiful Animals By Edouard Martinet and Toys From Thrown Flip-Flop).

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UK Landmarks From Potato By Prudence Staite

27 02 2014
Rex Features/Rex - Prudence Staite's 'White Cliffs of Dover' features chips as the cliff face and mushy peas above. (Rex)

Rex Features/Rex – Prudence Staite’s ‘White Cliffs of Dover’ features chips as the cliff face and mushy peas above. (Rex Features)

Prudence Staite, a food artist and her team used potato chips or French fries and mushy peas to make edible sculptures of the London Eye, Big Ben, Stonehenge, the Angel of the North and other popular landmarks of the United Kingdom.

It is very impressive how the artist can come up with the idea to create landmarks using potato chips.

Here are some photos of Prudence’s ‘chip art’.

Prudence Staite recreates iconic British landmarks using chips and mushy peas (Rex Features)

Prudence Staite recreates iconic British landmarks using chips and mushy peas (Rex Features)

The 'chip art' relies on the 'perfect combination' of chip shop chips and oven chips (Rex Features)

The ‘chip art’ relies on the ‘perfect combination’ of chip shop chips and oven chips (Rex Features)

An edible Loch Ness Monster, made entirely from chips (Rex Features)

An edible Loch Ness Monster, made entirely from chips (Rex Features)

Wheely Tasty: Prudence's take on the London Eye. (Rex)

Wheely Tasty: Prudence’s take on the London Eye. (Rex)

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Telremy, The Lost Kitten Part 1, By Ahmad Ali Karim

27 02 2014

(Dedicated to a lost kitten, Telremy Found Ekor Junior)

It was seven o’clock in the evening. A scared, tiny kitten was calling for help from a dark, gloomy drain. Suddenly it saw bright lights coming from across the street.

The kitten looked out and felt that it was safe to get out from the drain. But just right after it popped its tiny head out, a car came passing by and the kitten scurried away. Again, it meowed for help.

An eighteen years old girl, named Isma heard the meow and so did her little brother Hamid. She went out, opened the gate and walked across the street towards the drain from where she heard the meow.

Isma looked inside the drain and saw a brownish tiny kitten. It was very cute with big, round eyes. The tiny kitten meowed and Isma cleverly meowed back. She tried to reach for the kitten but tiny kitten moved away. It was really scared.

Isma went back inside and Hamid came running downstairs, asking about the kitten.

“There is a cute, tiny kitten in the drain. I really hope that we could help the kitten,” answered Isma.

“What’s happening?” asked Adlin.

“Kak Isma found a lost kitten, Kak Adlin!” said Hamid to her big sister.

The next day, their father came back home from Japan. The children welcomed him and told him about the lost kitten. That evening while they were having tea, they heard a loud meow from porch. The meow got louder and louder.

“I think it’s the kitten that meowed last night!” said Adlin.

Everyone went out, searching for the kitten. But it was no where to be found. As Hamid walked pass his father’s car, he heard another meow.

“I think the kitten is under the car!” Hamid said excitedly.

Everyone looked under the car. But they could not see anything. Suddenly they heard another meow.

“Maybe it’s in the bonnet!” suggested Adlin. Their father opened the car bonnet but they could not find the kitten. But again they heard another meow.

“Isma, go inside and get some milk, may it’ll come out if it sees the milk,” suggested their father.

Isma ran inside and poured out some milk for the kitten. She placed the plate of milk under the car and they waited for the kitten to come out. Then the saw its tiny head but the next moment it scurried away.

“Oh, come on!” Hamid said in frustration.

Then suddenly the tiny kitten came out and their father quickly caught the kitten. He picked up the kitten and put it in a box. Hamid put the plate of milk inside the box and the kitten licked the milk hungrily.

After it finished the milk, the kitten jumped out of the box and ran to the house next door. The children watched the kitten running away in dismay but there was nothing that they could do to stop the kitten from running away.

“Why not we name it Telremy,” suggested Hamid.

“That is a good idea!” agreed Adlin, “Telremy is a nice name.”

The next morning as their father was going out to his office, the children saw the tiny kitten in a dustpan by the front door. It opened its eyes widely and looked at the children nervously.

Telremy was about to run away when Hamid picked it up and stroked its fur softly until the scared tiny kitten purred happily. Then Isma gave the kitten some cat food and milk and they all played with the kitten.  





Syabas : Water Rationing/ Catuan Air Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat, Sepang Feb. 2014

25 02 2014

SYABAS announced that water supply rationing for Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang will start on Feb 27 and go on until March 31.

For more information, please visit, http://www.syabas.com.my/

For more information, please visit, http://www.syabas.com.my/





A Little Boy And His Dinner – A Poem By Ahmad Ali Karim

25 02 2014

Roasted chicken for dinner,
Was served on the dinning table,
Lying nicely on a paper liner,
Next to a plate of apple crumble.

 

A little boy sat at the table,
Looking hungrily at the food,
Tasty chicken and green vegetable,
And said, “Everything looks so good”.

 

He took a picture of his dinner,
Using his new phone camera,
The one he won as the winner,
For creating the best diorama.

 

He ate the tasty chicken,
His sister ate some too,
According to what was written,
He ate more than two.

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UK Flood: After Flood Water Recede Then And Now Photos

24 02 2014
A playground has turned into a water park in Wraysbury - but no children will play here. Parts of Surrey and Berkshire have seen a sharp drop in water levels as fierce storms release their grip on the UK. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

A playground has turned into a water park in Wraysbury – but no children will play here. Parts of Surrey and Berkshire have seen a sharp drop in water levels as fierce storms release their grip on the UK. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

For many communities in the south and west of England the worst of the flooding is over.

After two months of non-stop rain, the flood water has begun to recede.

Villages and towns are re-emerging in areas where only travel by boat had been possible.

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Who Is Racist?

23 02 2014

Who are actually racists?

Below are some tweets by Pakatan Rakyat’s DAP Hannah Yeoh: 

(Image credit to helenang.wordpress.com)

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(Image credit to helenang.wordpress.com)

Pakatan Rakyat, an unregistered political alliance whose leaders and supporters always accuse UMNO as racist may not be too happy after BN announced Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun as the candidate for the Kajang by-election.

Below is a Facebook statement by a Pakatan’s supporter :

Click to enlarge (Image credit to Pisau.Net)

Click to enlarge (Image credit to Pisau.Net)

Look at what was written in the above red box; now who is talking about race?

My point is, Pakatan would accuse UMNO as racist if the BN’s candidate for Kajang is a Malay because Kajang’s seat used to be MCA’s; but when BN chose an MCA’s candidate, Pakatan made a racist remark that UMNO is scared of MCA.








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