August 3, 2010

Thank you.

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:08 pm by stormystar5

I have gone for, and came back from my Graduation trip. And then to my church camp, and then I went on for a mission trip in Cambodia.

All these would not have been possible if not for the support of friends who bought my old (but hey, they’re useful!) stuff. Thank you all, for helping to support my travels.

And also, thank God for being here, rain or shine, all the time.

With God, we’re never poor.

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April 11, 2010

Pick out a ring, or even breakfast, at Tiffany’s.

Posted in DVDs at 11:44 am by stormystar5

Of course you can’t have breakfast at Tiffany’s. And in the 1961 classic starring Audrey Hepburn, she had her breakfast outside Tiffany’s, while admiring all the diamonds inside the store. Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) is a eccentric New York City call girl who is determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. Her dashing new neighbour played by George Peppard is an aspiring writer. She soon finds out that writing isn’t his main job, but catering to the whims and demands of his so-called friend who is a wealthy socialite. Their romance blossom, to the dismay of their “jobs”, and she sits on the balcony to sing “Moonriver” (one of the most iconic moments in movie history). Will they pursue love and give up their cushy lifestyle? Based on a novella by Truman Capote, this is a piece about loneliness in New York City.

C6. $9.90

April 10, 2010

I’ve been busy…

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:28 am by stormystar5

digging up things to sell. Will update this site more! I’ve asked another gradtrip desperado to contribute her things too! Watch this space for more goodies soon!

And I thank my first customers for their support. Oh I love them!

April 7, 2010

Winnie the Pooh Dishes Out Advice

Posted in Books at 9:51 pm by stormystar5

And no, the advice isn’t toilet manners. (Do you geddit? Haha.)

Winnie the Pooh turns into a wise old well, Pooh, and gives worthy advice on food, friendship, bravery and wisdom. For example, on Friendship, Pooh says

“I could spend a happy morning seeing Piglet. And I couldn’t spend a happy morning not seeing Piglet.”

It is a hard cover book and every page is accompanied by a hand-drawn illustration.

BO2. $6

The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy

Posted in Books at 9:30 pm by stormystar5

Remember Sweeny Todd, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Edward Scissorhands and the most recent Alice in Wonderland?

Tim Burton, who directed the above films, is a master director of all things weird and gothic. You can be sure that in this particular book, he will stretch your imagination beyond your wildest bounderies. Take for example the love story between stick boy and match girl. Lets just say the relationship ended up in flames-literally.

His lurid, cute but kinda creepy illustrations evoke both the sweetness and tragedy of being an adolescent outsider.

BO3. $7 (Sold)

How did the Bunny Die?

Posted in Books at 10:50 am by stormystar5

Unlike the pig, which died of stupidity, the bunny with a suicide mission tries various ways and means to die in this illustrated cartoon bumper of two books- The Book of Bunny Suicides and Return of the Bunny Suicides. These little fluffy rabbits who just don’t want to live anymore gets in between a toaster, puts a magnifying glass between themselves and the sun, and holds on to the ring when Fredo throws it down Mt Doom.

This cartoon inspired my Cardboard Man idea in 2007, but my professor said no go.

BC1 $9.90 (for 2 books) (Sold)

I See Dead People

Posted in DVDs at 10:24 am by stormystar5

This was one of the most clever supernatural thriller of all time. M. Night Shyamalan presents the story of a distinguished child psychologist (Bruce Willis) who is haunted by the painful memory of a disturbed young patient he failed to help. When he meets another troubled kid (the very young Haley Joel Osment), he tries to help the boy to redeem himself, and learns from the boy that it isn’t his childhood- there are other things out there terrorising him.

It’s a good movie for a gathering, a slumber party, and after you scream yourself out, I guarantee you’ll want to reach out for the tissue, because at heart, it is quite a romantic and touching movie. Sigh, they don’t do scary movies like they used to!

This DVD contains special features: with audio commentary by the director M Night Shyamalan and an intriguing section called “Rules and Clues”.

H2 $9.90 (Sold)

April 6, 2010

Jimmy Liao’s 相片本子, a melancholy book about the moments in life

Posted in Books at 11:09 pm by stormystar5

“一开始我只有小老鼠一般高,后来我和猫咪一般高。

现在我比企鹅还要高,将来我会像斑马一般高。

慢慢的我会像长颈鹿一般高,最后我会比恐龙还要高。

妈妈说,当我像狗一般高时,

我开始做梦,并学会说谎和吹牛。”

The author of A Chance of Sunshine (向左走,向右走) presents his take on childhood memories with thought-provoking captions on vivid illustrations. The 128 page fully coloured book in Chinese is a brutally honest, sometimes sad, sometimes funny work of art about the photos we take when we were young.

BC3 $6 (SOLD)

Who Killed John F. Kennedy?

Posted in DVDs at 10:49 pm by stormystar5

Who really killed the 35th president of the United States John F. Kennedy?

On Friday, Nov 22, 1964, while riding with his wife in a topless motorcade, he was fatally shot. Investigations pointed to a Lee Harvey Oswald, and he was arrested. He protested his innocence, but was shot dead in front of policemen by nightclub owner Jack Ruby.

Oliver Stone’s powerful film about a complex conspiracy theory in which Lee Harvey Oswald was only a pawn is one of the most provacative movies of our time. Starring Kevin Costner, it explores the events leading up to the assassination and alleged cover-up, pointing to the next president as part of a coup d’etat to kill Kennedy.

This film was embroiled in controversy before it even finished filming, and subsequently went on to win 2 Oscars, including Best Picture. It also includes archival footages of the actual shooting, and is bound to open your eyes to the complexity of American politics.

This DVD contains an extra 17 minutes of footage.

D1 $9.90

Stardust By Charles Vess and Neil Gaiman

Posted in Books at 9:11 pm by stormystar5

In the sleepy English countryside at the dawn of the Victorian era lies the village of Wall- a secluded hamlet that derives its name from an imposing stone barrier that surrounds a fertile grassland. The leisurely pace in Wall is disrupted only once every nine years as the mortal and magical meet upon the meadow for a market fair like to other.

It is also here that young Tristan Thorn loses his heart to the town beauty, and promises to cross over the Wall to the magical forest to catch a falling star for her. He embarks on a lover’s quest into a a world beyond his wildest imaginings.

The book is a 212 page graphic novel, with beautiful illustrations by Charles Vess to bring out the magical world of fairies, stars, unicorns, witches and many more. It is the same story which inspired the 2007 movie of the same name.

BC2 $14.90

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