Monday, January 27, 2014

Scrapbook fever

I only came to know about "Scrapbook" recently! Such a shame for not knowing such an art at this age of mine *-.-* ... haha!

Sample from "Google"

My professor asked us to do a survey about a person. This person could be someone living in any country, having any religion, and practising any culture. She gave my group the research on a female who was living in Istanbul, Turkey. This girl came from a middle-upper class Orthodox Jewish family and the father was a jewelry businessman. We have to do a research on this person's country, religion, culture, lifestyle and any other details we wanted to add in from the day she was born until she passed away at the age of 80. Of course this person is just a fiction, but the facts about her culture, religion, lifestyle and country had to be non-fiction. The fun part was, we had to present to the class about this person in a "SCRAPBOOK" format!

Sample from "Google"

At first I only glanced through my seniors' work to get some ideas on how to do the layout. Later on, because of we needed to buy some materials like ribbons or symbols to decorate our pages, I went to Craft Heaven in 1Utama, and saw a scrapbook sample there. I was so amazed that scrapbook could be done in such a detail way!

Sample from "Google"

After my assignment was over, my mind still stuck to the idea of making "scrapbook"... And then the fever of making it kept attacking me. So, I planned to make my very own personal scrapbook for my husband as his birthday "card" ... Instead of an ordinary birthday card, I wanted to make something special for his special birthday. I compiled all the photos we took in 2013, and I'm going to make a scrapbook of what we did in 2013 to present to him ...

Sample from "Google"

I have so much ideas on how to decorate the pages, but to learn more, I "Google" and "Youtube" a lot on how to improve the design of a scrapbook, and got more shocked to know that it was a norm to the westerners to make scrapbook since young! Many of the westerners even have a "scrapbook room" in their house, just for them to make scrapbook!! They also have specialized stores just to sell scrapbook materials... Alamak, I'm so out-dated la!!

I have done two pages so far for my husband's "birthday-card" project, but still not very sure how to design the pages and find my pages quite bare as compared to the scrapbook sample on "Google" ... I hope I can improve my art-sense from doing this and improve my design to a better one... Well, I think it's "ok" that my designs are bare now, at least I started doing it and I believe practise make perfect. I find it a good therapy to focus my mind too. Maybe I could go into meditation while doing the art one day... haha! I will post my finished work here when I'm done, and hopefully it is nice enough to show to the world...

Sample from "Google"

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Body Work - to unleash and dissolve the memory of body cells

I have always been interested in improving my mind and my spiritual knowledge, especially in the recent years, I was almost going all out to attend seminars, courses and done lots of reading to understand more about human mind and the invisible force around us.

One of the thing amazed me was the memory of body cells. Thanks to my "Practitional Clinical Hypnotherapy" lecturer, I came to an understanding that body cells do keep memory of every incident that is meaningful to us. And all these memories are working at the unconscious level, affecting our conscious behaviours all the time.

Here's an interesting article tells more about the memory of body cells.

What I wanted to share, or make it as a record of my life journey here was my bodywork experience yesterday.

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I have a friend who does bodywork for people, that will trigger and unleash the memory of body cells, and thus achieve a therapeutic effect.

If you "Google" about bodywork, you will find lots of website explaining about what is bodywork. I think to the westerner, bodywork is equivalent to "massage". In the definition found on Google, bodywork has many types, including yoga, Reiki, QiGong, and all sorts of massage technique.

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I'm not sure whether there is a specific name to the bodywork that my friend offers. Let's just use the term "bodywork" for the specific meaning here, which is, a massage technique that can unleashes and dissolves the memory of body cells.

I decided to go for bodywork is because of I have been having the same nightmare throughout the years. I wanted to release the memory and turn it to a positive one.

It was an amazing and beautiful experience. Of course different person will have different experience. One of my friend tried the bodywork and she cried when certain part of the body was being pressed. She flashed back lots of memory of a certain incident when she felt the pain on that part of the body. She cried, and therefore the negative emotion was released.

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As for me, I didn't cry or have any memory flashback. Instead, I gained lots of insights on matters about life. I felt so light and like a new born baby after the massage, with zero negative emotion. The emotion that fills up my body cells is "happiness". I realized I could be a happy person easily. I don't need to hold on to any negative emotion.

I am glad that I knew someone who can do this type of bodywork. Thank you, Joyce! Really appreciate your effort.