Welcome the home of engraver Mark Choon

Well as you know, my name is Mark. Welcome to this little niche on the internet where I blog about glass engraving as well as other matters that capture my attention. A little info about me. I am a computer engineering graduate and have been in the IT industry for a few years. Right now I am freelancing, specialising in creating Web applications and customizing OsCommerce plugins for eCommerce websites. Of course, on top of this, I am into glass engraving. So do let me know if you require any of my services, either in web apps or just creating a very special gift for your friends or loved ones. Thank you for dropping by!

Chihuly Is My Favorite Glass Artist

One of my favorite artists who works with glass is Dale Chihuly. I first saw an exhibit featuring his work a few years ago in Columbus, Ohio when I was visiting a conservatory. The interior if this conservatory featured lots of nice plants on display, as well as some water features, and in the midst of these things were works by Chihuly. They were unlike anything that I had ever seen – Read more...

Novelty Cycling Jerseys Are My New Guilty Pleasure

Before I got into cycling, I thought my expenses would just be the bike, a helmet and maybe some shoes. Then I saw some funny cycling jerseys and knew that I was going to be addicted to finding cool novelty cycling jerseys for my rides. I am kind of amazed at how many different options and designs are available out there. They even make them for kids. Read more...

Amateur Photography With Anna

A few months ago, I was hiking in Colorado and dropped my digital camera in a stream. When I went to buy myself a new one, I decided to upgrade to DSLR and finally get serious about my photography hobby. I take outdoor photos with my niece Anna mostly as I prefer the natural lighting, but I hope to move to an indoor studio soon to try it out. Read more...

Good Thank You Gift Idea

Run out of ideas for a thank you gift? Here’s one idea which my wife suggested to her aunt, get a crystal glass plate and engrave a thank you message on it. This is not the first time an engraved glass plate was used as a gift. This is the second one actually. For my wife’s aunt, a Schott Zwiesel glass plate was used. Purchased from Tangs, it came without any design, just plain. What I did was to find a suitable border design and incorporate it to the sides of the glass plate, jazzing it up a lot instead of just having the Thank you message engraved on the plate. Read more...

Mark’s list of unique and engraved Christmas gifts

A reader, HyperX from www.kongtechnology.com, recently commented on my previous Christmas is coming post and suggested I make a list of Christmas presents list. It was a very good suggestion so thank you HyperX for providing me

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Christmas is coming...

It feels like just a blink of the eye, and its already coming to the 2nd Christmas ever since I put on boots. That means its just slightly over another half a year more to go for me!! Ah well though my life had to be put on hold,

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