It’s been a while since I updated the blog, sorry peeps! I have been living in the era of 1950s as the drama “Little Nonya” continues in production. It’s not appropriate to post any production photographs at this point, so I’m afraid I can’t share with you much about my filming experience. Truth be told, I haven’t had much opportunity to snap pictures too because filming pace is quite incredible! Nonetheless, I thought I’d like to share with you some things which are of interest to me.
Recently I’ve taken a strong liking for all things vintage. Back in those days, a lot of items tend to have rounder finishings and more details. Take a look at what I’ve compiled below and you’ll know what I mean.
Vintage Umbrella。This is a very pretty umbrella, perhaps good to keep away the rain rather than block UV rays. Most people probably treat umbrellas as practical items more than fashion accessories so a lot of umbrella-users tend to carry plain umbrellas. 撑一把这样的伞就很有味道咯！我发现大多数在街上撑伞的人比较实际，伞的设计都没有什么花样，注重它的功能而不是把它当作服装配搭的装饰之一。
Vintage Teacups/Crockery。These teacups and plates add character to the interior design of the home. If it's hand-painted, it means that even though designs are the same, no two sets would be exactly so and that greatly adds value to the collection. 我很喜欢有花案的杯和碟子，尤其是如果他们是手工画的，那更是独一无二。就算是同样的图案也不可能一模一样，那就更有纪念价值了！
Vintage French Handpainted Telephone。I love the intricate hand painted design. But more than the floral pattern, the way the receiver perches daintily on the body of the telephone makes it a delicate piece of household good that breeds patience. Instead of being able to punch in numbers quickly, the slower dialing process and in fact, existence of household goods that weren't so "quick and advanced", would mean that the people back then led a slower pace of life. 这种款式的电话很精致，在播电话时也不能太急。或许因为旧式的电器启动都比较慢，所以生活节奏也不象现在这么快。我想做事慢条斯理比较不容易因为急躁而失误吧！
Vintage 1969 Mercedes 300SL。I think vintage cars are a lot "friendlier" in their outlook. I love this model because the curves give it a muscular appeal without the fierce, menacing sleek design of modern sports cars. It's strong and sturdy without looking cold and aggressive. Haha, you wonder if I'm describing a car or a man! 我特别喜欢这款的”老爷车“，因为它的曲线很诱人。它看起来很“强壮”，但又不会象现在的跑车这么“可怕”。怎么说呢？总觉得现在跑车的设计都比较“凶猛”，扁扁尖尖的曲线让它看起来很时髦，很有“杀伤力“，所以我就觉得可怕！哈哈！
Vintage Kitchen Stove。I have never seen this type of kitchen stove. Looks very much like toy kitchen for children. Seems fuss-free though! 我没看过这样的火炉，有点象玩具哦？设计简单，不知道是不是需要很长的时间来煮东西？
Vintage No. 28 Singer Sewing Machine 1927。Although sewing machines have evolved over the years, with computerised ones today, old-school tailors probably still prefer the flat base design of the vintage ones. 现在有电脑的缝纫机，可以有更多功能，把制作一些绣工的时间缩短。可是旧式的缝纫机有平面，让布料可以平平的摆放，缝起来比较顺手。
Vintage Lace。It takes a long time to make lace like that because the crochet technique is extremely tedious. With such thin yarn and small hook, I salute the people who spent hours creating crochet lace. No wonder lace is always expensive! 这样用钩针编织的雷丝真的是考功夫。因为钩针很小，线很细，不只需要很好的眼力，也需要耐心和意志力。所以可想像这是多么珍贵！
Vintage Wedding Dress. If I get married, I want a wedding dress like that! Although the design is simple, it really flatters the feminine figure without revealing too much. Sometimes less is more. 象这样的婚纱，虽然款式不是很特别，而且也似乎把新娘“包”的很密，可是却有古典的性感和妩媚。有时候，不露胸露背反而更迷人。以后我结婚也要这样的婚纱！
Vintage CheongSam/Qipao。Inspired by In the Mood for Love, I realise how beautiful the cheongsam can be when made with the right fabric. It's a pity that unlike the Malays, Indians and Peranakans, Chinese don't normally don the cheongsam when they go out. 我最近爱上旗袍。觉得很可惜，怎么华人都很少穿旗袍出门，不象马来、印度同胞们，或是土生华人，他们都经常穿自己的服装亮相。难道旗袍就只能是中餐馆侍应生的制服吗？
Vintage Necklace。I think vintage jewellery makes great family heirlooms. I love the engravings on this one, because it doesn't try too hard to look fancy. Engravings beautify the item without too much colour or distracting additions, which makes it simple, no frills and pretty in itself. 我想开始收集首饰，好以后可以传给孙子当全家之宝！哈哈！特别喜欢刻上去的花纹，因为那使项链增添了精致的美感，却又不会太夸张或造作。间单对我来说就是美。