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Enduring presents

February 25th, 2009  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  5 Comments

Another amazing present

For my birthday, I was lucky to receive amazing presents from some incredible friends. I’ve singled out two semi-food-related ones that deserve a bit of spotlight glow.

The pic above shows this mind-stunningly intricate installation of paper butterflies, crafted by Tabitha and Nathan. Each paper cut features one of my favourite things – such as The Red Balloon, France, Will, sweets and eating out. (If you’re a blog nerd, you may notice that the image lasered onto the bottom-left butterfly is from the chocolate tasting party I put on a while back.)

The frame even has a plaque announcing the Latin species name for the butterflies: Lamidoptera Leetranium (who doesn’t like a nerdy scientific in-joke??)

A personalised jam

Also awesome was the “Lee Tran Jam” that Beth and Jeff made for me (in their breadmaker, of all places!). The flavour is Peach and Cardamom and I love how the label has a cute visual pun on it, too.

Turning older has a silver lining.

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  1. Karen says:

    those guys 🙂

  2. Hannah says:

    Lee, you’re a lucky and loved munchkin! How gorgeous and thoughtful is that butterfly frame? Makes me awash with whimsy.

  3. happy birthday dude!

  4. Gempires says:

    What delightful, creative friends you have!

  5. Y says:

    Happy belated Birthday! What cool presents.. 🙂

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Hi, I'm Lee Tran Lam. When not blogging with my mouth full, I'm usually writing, presenting Local Fidelity on FBi radio, making zines, producing podcasts or continually breaking promises about how I really am gonna get through my book pile one day.

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