Originally Posted by drez Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Originally Posted by Silent One
You mean a pix of my fav inside the collection at home? Just got back from the Goodie Store - we're having Dulce de Leche with Ol' fashion bread pudding. Gotta new DVD "Get Better Sound" by Jim Smith...we fixin' to work it out! My fellow members at Computer Audiophile been pushing me a bit, finally found some spare change in the tea tin to buy it.Black Pearl Gaiwan
That is a beautiful object, not sure I would trust myself to drink tea from it.
BTW any good threads on computer audiophile? Most of the time I visit that site I just see the masses of noob thread spawn "how do I play music from my mac?" Again and again and I just give up. There are a few gems though, like the thread on USB transports, but sooooo much garbage to wade through...
Originally Posted by 28980
I feel you need to find new lady friends. Anyone who enters your house and asks for your possessions in my opinion, no matter how close you are, quite ill mannered. As a guest there are certain protocols you should follow when someone hosts you. These are just my beliefs though, please don't take it as I'm to force my views on you at all, it just seems so very wrong to ask to take something of someone else's. Even as family I don't believe you should go beyond asking to borrow something.
I tend to agree with this, only very young children would ask for things, it does seem very rude to me as it puts the owner of the item in an uncomfortable position.
I really did simplify things a bit. My guests sometimes do get overcome with an innocent child-like wonderment. You'd be surprised how many people see Gaiwans in film and restaurants and don't pay 'em much mind. But they rarely see 'em in a different setting like a home. I believe I mentioned previously they're not even into tea. But the wares themselves is art.
Often times it's me recognizing what's behind their excitement and giving something special to someone special. So yes, I've a hand in my own painted corner. I really do have wonderful guests.
Also, I never expected my vendor to just up and stop making my favourite bowl one day. This summer, I'm gonna approach my guy in China (electronically, haha) and ask for a custom order. The Pearl white dots are actually raised, lending grip to the bowl.
@ CA, look under the tab "What's New?" to scroll through everyone's latest from the Activity stream and pick your interest.
Edited by Silent One - 2/23/13 at 11:08pm