I got a book on Origami about a month back, from the sales at “Borders.”:http://www.bordersstores.com/stores/store_pg.jsp?storeID=223 It is my first proper “book”:http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/1842158058/ on the subject, with history and basic techniques outlined for you. It’s not an outstanding book but a pretty good one at S$10.50. 🙂 (hardcover, mind)
After reading it almost cover to cover, and doing it on home-cut 70-grams white paper, I finally got myself some origami papers from “Kinokuniya.”:http://www.kinokuniya.com.sg/ They have great stationaery corners, with plenty of what I looked for. But these authentic japanese things can be really expensive. I finally got myself 300 sheets of practice papers for $7 and about 80 sheets of the nicer one for about $10.
Here are the first few attempts. 🙂
the frog can talk if you squeeze the end parts together ; )