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My regular lunch buddy Chak is one of the founders for Foldees, an online card company that runs regular contests to encourage designers from ALL over the world to submit original cool card designs. Shortlisted designs are then put up on the site where public can vote for the best ones which will in turn be printed and sold online! I guess you could say Foldees is the card version of threadless (which I love, love, love for their witty designs!).

Anyway, I was recently at his place to pick out some cards for friends and upon seeing these awesome designs, decided to blog about them just cause they are oh so awesome!

I got the card below for Sherrieberrie the Musictionairie cos it’s so apt! “Earplugs out please” by Jordan Too

And the one below for Nee On. So farneeee! (Yes, I’m all for lameness!) “Cake Me to Your Leader” by design by a guy (yes, that’s what the designer called himself :p)

I didn’t buy the ones below, but cos they tickled my fancy, I just had to take a pic of the cards and share them here with you :D

For those who plan on getting this card for their crush, all I can say is, “Godspeed!” ;p “Please Say Yes” by milkberry

Saw this & immediately went “Awww, shooo cuuute! Wish I had a crush on someone now so that I could give them this card”. Chak’s reaction? “-______- WTF??” LOL!!
“You Are So Cute” by milkberry

I’m sooooo gonna get this card for someone’s birthday. It’s soooo meeee :p “The Birthday Machine” by salchipunk

Of course, not all the designs were to rave for. So drop by foldees site and check out the rest yourself. After seeing some of the cool designs there, I’ve decided to start sending cards out during birthdays instead of email :D What?  I should save trees by just sending out an email instead? Sorry, you can’t use that excuse on me for all Foldees cards are printed on environment-friendly paper. Nyeh nyeh nyeh nyeh nyehhh!

Here’s to a great weekend ahead :D

  1. keylee daud says:

    wow..ini syurga bole mintak tunjuk ajar sama annarina?

  2. soonwei says:

    nice work! i like them foldees too :)

  3. Alice says:

    Thanks for the post, anna!

    Would say I owe you lunch since we got some sales already, but I already bought you too many. Tsk.

  4. stephers says:

    OOh…love the crush ones! Wish I had a crush right now too!! ;P

  5. Aida E Zdon says:

    Anna, i love it..!! thank you for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!!

New Year, New Look


Sometime in the third quarter of 2008, I realised that while I had time to update my blog, I had not touched my website at all since it went live in late 2007.

It was then that I thought I either had to;
a) update the pictures in the website at least every 2 months to keep it fresh
b) hire a minion to do it for me (yeaaaa riiiiigghhttttt)
c) follow in the footsteps of one of my idols Jessica Claire and combine my blog and website for convenience sake.

You now know what my choice was. So, here’s a spanking new blogsite which I hope will not only be more convenient for me but for you too :)

Some new features/sections include;
Media – Narcissism. Enough said.
Booked Dates – Sorta like an online calendar so that my clients know my schedule
Testimonials – Cos like cats, I too like pats on the head and neck rubs. Purrrrrrrr.
Twitter – For bite-sized updates
Fitness – A fitness journal for the fitness junkie!

This blogsite was customised by Jing Kai of Krizalis Creative from a wordpress template. Jing Kai’s a fresh graduate who has worked on various projects and he has endured A LOT of amendments and requests from yours truly in the past two (or was it three?) months.

Jing Kai, here’s a huuuuge thank you for your patience and assistance on this :) Anyone who’s interested to get a new site design up, do contact Jing Kai at “jingkai[at]krizalis[dot]my” now before he ups his pricing. Hahahaha! Just kidding…..I think.

This blogsite is still being hosted through Density Professional and it’s on local servers. I’ve been using them since late 2007 and the service has been top-notch as I’ve also contacted them (on several occasions) in the middle of the night for tech help :p

If you wanna have a look at pictures from the past my previous sites are still up on the following links :)
Ye Olde Website
Ye Olde Blog

I hope with the new site, you’ll join me as I embark on more adventures for the spanking new year of 2009. And to celebrate, I’ll be blogging every day for the next nine days (cos 2009 mahhh ;p). Woot!


  1. Lionel Yew says:

    hey woman! recommended you to a friend up in Penang…she might be calling you soon. Her name is Wendy. See if you can help her help you ;). Anyway, just had a chance to browse thru your site…no portfolio pages one ah? How’s anyone going to see what you’re capable of? O did I completely miss those pages out? Cheers…

    BTW…Looks like leaving the three stripes did you good…you’re probably happier doing this huh?

  2. leanor valerie says:

    hi anna!! (sorry, i’m a stranger :p) waaah… finally!! a post of the year! i’ve been visitting ur blog since ur last post last year anticipating-ly for some new photos to feast my eyes…. lama juga kau punya holidays?! haha… anyways, u deserve a long, nice break though :p

    btw, lionel yew, is that wendy of penang u mentioned is wendy T? who used to study in ukm?? haha!! if that’s her…. i’m her fren too!! anna, this gal is hot!! :p

  3. Anna-Rina says:

    Lionel : Thanks for the referral. Much appreciated :) Well, as a full-time photographer I work much longer hours, have a dwindling social life and seemingly no romantic prospect in the horizon but funnily enough, I am happier now than I’ve ever been :D Haha! Weird eh?

    Leanor : Thank you for checking out my blog regularly. No laa, I didn’t holiday that long. Was only away for a week but I’ve been busy with shoots, catching up with my photo editing and also finalising this blogsite ;) Thanks again for dropping by!