Sun, May 12, 2013, 17:57 18 Comments
Wow, has been a while since I last posted. The usual stuff happened, in the struggle with work-life balance, work has taken an upper hand and with less personal time available, I’ve simply re-prioritised where I want to/can spend my time on. So LEGO blogging now takes a back seat to actually trawling for latest news, playing with LEGO, or visiting LEGOLAND for the matter.
Some other changes to my LEGO habits since I realised that simply no longer have time to spare… I only buy those sets that I really like (and I try not to buy too many multiples, tho I still do), which still adds up to a heck of a lot of sets (what, like just all the Super Heroes sets, Lone Rangers, Monster Fighters, Modulars, UCS, etc, plus whichever SW, City, Creators & Friends sets that I fancy). As some of the local AFOLs have mentioned on the local forums (hey, I still read some of the forums now and then, and I can definitely track links to my websites…), I can probably be termed as “semi-retired”. But I suspect that this semi-retired AFOL probably still spends a heck more on LEGO sets every month than most of the active AFOLs.
Anyway, I’ve started a few Pinterest boards and just thought to share. See, while I think I won’t have time with wordy posts, and blogging really needs a bit of time for prepping, Pinterest really takes the pain away. I just click “pin” and choose which board I want to add the pin to. Half the time (ok, more like 90%) I don’t even bother to edit the original comments. And with the Pinterest app being available on my iPhone (and iPad & Android), I can even add pins while queueing for my takeaway economy rice and kopi (local coffee) to eat at my desk (yes, work has been THAT busy).
So I now have 7 Pinterest boards, some with some LEGO-related pins but you can decide which ones you wanna browse thru. Flickr and the usual AFOL sites still have way more cool creations and latest news regarding LEGO so didn’t see the point of creating a Pinterest board just for LEGO. If you are a long-time Pinterest user, can you tell me why I can hardly find any of the latest jaw dropping creations on Pinterest?
My Pinterest boards are:
- Dreamy homes I can live in… (think of it as a mood board for my future IDs, and includes some LEGO related ideas for my next home)
- Random beauty (stuff that touch my soul… errr… really? Just whatever takes my fancy lar)
- Useless info graphics you never knew you needed (those nuggets of info, all packaged in a nice info graphic…)
- Random home stuff (anything else that’s home related but can’t fit in the ‘mood board’, and includes some LEGO related products)
- Stupid funny stuff (can be stupid, or funny, or both)
- Christmas decor ideas (never too early to start planning, ha)
- So true quotes (yeah, that sort of quotes. Words of wisdom)
Some of them are quite sparsely pinned, but hey considering that I just started Pinterest and managed to accumulate over 400 pins so far, the overall stats is pretty darn impressive, if I say so myself.
So yeah, if you are interested do head on over to Pinterest to have a look. Click on the links or find me by searching under “People”, and type “amodularlife”. Simple ya? 🙂
Preview of my boards:
Oh, and one more thing, this is indeed my LEGO room:
Try to imagine it being a lot more cluttered after months of continued LEGO shopping… but yeah… renovating this place was what kept me busy for the longest time almost 2 years ago. If you are curious to see more of my apartment/maisonette, my IDs uploaded some pictures on Architizer. TIP: Click on the smallish next button on the right side of the pics to scroll right and see more pics. Unfortunately no pics of my study, where the modular houses reside.