How To: Make Origami Heart

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I like origami very much.

Very much indeed.

There’s just something very satisfying about folding sharp creases and making cool shapes out of paper.

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Without any further ado, here’s how to make an origami heart!

Steps

1. Get an origami paper and lay it front side down.

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2. Fold the paper so it becomes a rectangle. From that, fold it till it becomes a square. As you can tell, I ran out of pink so I’m using some random coral colour.

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3. Open it up and you will be left with creases like this.

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4. Fold the bottom half to meet the centre crease. Do the same for the top as well.

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5. Then, turn it over.

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6. Then fold the right side up towards the centre, but leaving the ‘flap’ unfolded.

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7. Do the same for the left side till you end up with this.

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8. Flip it over.

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9. Fold the top part in half like in the picture below. There will be these.. flaps which needs to be folded into a squash fold.

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10. Like this.

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11. Then, fold the sides of the ‘wings’ inwards. Ahh.. okay this is difficult to explain, just fold according to the picture. Heh.

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12. Turn it over.. and TADAH! You got a winged heart!

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So, girls, go make them for your boys or your friends. You can glue them on cards of make them stand as decoration.

Boys, make them for your girls and watch them swoon.

Meanwhile, I’m almost out of origami paper. =( And I’m totally and completely out of pink and red. I guess no more hearts for me then. At the moment, I have.. three pieces of green origami paper left.

Aiyoyohh.

10 things to do during the school holidays

Saturday, June 19, 2010

1. Try something new. Gain new perspective. This holidays, I went for a trial beginner yoga class, and after an hour and a half of agonizing twisting and a lot of sweating, I have become enlightened with understanding.

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Yoga isn’t easy.

Middle aged women of the class, I salute you.

2. Watch a movie in the cinema. Thanks to Nuffnang, I managed to do that for free. I caught Karate Kid’s premiere screening, which got me yearning to learn kung fu. But then again, I always have these phases. After Sherlock Holmes, I wanted to be a detective. After Kung Fu Panda, I wanted to be a panda Kung Fu Master. After School of Rock, I wanted to learn guitar. After Harry Potter, I spent my whole 11 year old year waiting for a letter from Hogwarts.

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Nonetheless, Jaden Smith, you are a very incredible boy.

3. Buy and wear a seasonally incorrect shirt. And just for kicks, wear it almost every day till someone points out that it isn’t Halloween.

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4. Attend debate practice.

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And then, take a strange picture of your debate coach.

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After that, pray that he doesn’t do anything against you for posting it up.

5. Meet up with old friends, then find out what you can about Singaporean education and twist that negatively in your head to justify your decision for remaining in Malaysia. and do some catching up.

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After all, when’s the best time to meet friends from outside of school than during the school holidays? You can see your school mates when school reopens anyway. =D

6. Eat strangely shaped food.

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Because the best time to get diarrhoea is when you don’t have to go to school. =D

7. Go swimming with your pals. Have fun with your autotimer while hoping and praying that your non-waterproof camera doesn’t fall in and get damaged.

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Have fun and revel in the fact that the muscle aches as a result of the underwater stunts and games of chicken will not have to be endured in the middle of class.

8. Immerse yourself in a beautiful magical world. And by magical world, I mean Harry Potter and Hogwarts. By immerse, I mean completely and utterly absorb yourself.

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Azkaban’s missing in this picture. Heh.

Reread all the books.

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And rewatch all the movies. Be amazed at how cute the golden trio were as children and how Hermione always seems to have a look of immense betrayal and pain on all of the movie covers. Have the Harry Potter tune stuck in your head for days and days. Wake up with red eyes from excessive book and movie exposure.

And then wail to anyone who’ll listen when you realize that the movies will never ever live up to the books & that Daniel Radcliffe had weird hair in almost all the movies.

9. Attempt to get in shape. Because isn’t that what everyone promise themselves? When the school holiday starts, I WILL go jogging every day. When the school holiday starts, I WILL start eating healthily.

This plan never seems to work for me, but hey, I thought it deserved a mention anyways based on the fact that it crosses my mind once or twice during the holidays.

10. Meet up with adorable little cousins. Who insist on showing you their ‘rabbit’ face.

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Now is that cute.. or is that cute?

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