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5 Cool things with Pan Simala


Recycling craft:
Design out of rubbish

The dried flowers and grass scattered about your garden should not be wasted. They can be arranged and glued onto the paper to make a nice greeting card. Try this! It is how I first earned income when I was in my first year at university. Since I’m a big fan of Mother Earth, I’ve always appreciated people who can turn rubbish into a piece of art. Used skirts can be turned into lamp shades. Glass bottles can be painted and used to decorate the room. Save your trash, save your money and save your planet.


Dressing Game:
http://www.dressgames.net/ and http://www.girldressup.net/

Until recently, not many people in Cambodia worked as professional designers. Designing clothes is often seen as a hobby rather than a career. If you’re looking for some fun on the Internet, you can be a designer for Taylor Swift or other celebrities. Just try these Web sites. You’ll be able to dress them any way you like. You’ll see which item matches well with which dress, face and body. I bet you girls will like it, you boys might even like it too, who knows?


Dream Gardening: Terrarium Design
One thing that always fascinates me is terrarium planting. I once tried to grow small plants in a round glass, but they withered and died within a week. Then I realised that this wonderful garden design requires agriculture skills and techniques that are beyond my ability. It’s so refreshing to see the tiny little plants and flowers growing inside the glass. I wish I could have some terrarium plants in my living room. It gives me the feeling of love for nature. Perhaps someday I will learn how to do it myself. If you want to try your hand at starting a terrarium, search for terrariums at doityourself.com.


Architecture:
Cube Houses, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

The city of Rotterdam is well-known for its architecture. I was taken aback to see the modern buildings that look as if they’re swaying or misshapen. In fact, they are the treasure of this city. Cube houses are a set of innovative houses built in Rotterdam in The Netherlands, designed by architect Piet Blom in 1984. He tilted the 38 cubes of a conventional house 45 degrees, all attached to each other. Since curious passers-by often disturb residents, one owner decided to open a “show cube”, which is furnished as a normal house, and is making a living out of offering tours to visitors.


Nail design generation:
3-D nail art
For decades, fine fingers and beautiful nails have been a top priority for Asian women. Do you know that the nail designs that Rihanna and other divas wear are from the Japanese? Many Cambodian women are also obsessed with their nails. From the street corners to the up-market beauty salons, you can enjoy a manicure and pedicure with the finished touch of 3-D nail design. Although it costs you a lot, it will make you feel like a princess.

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