Friday, April 30, 2010

Vintage Carrie


Fanny-pack and abs.


The dress that she fell into the lake in

Exactly what Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been wearing lately
And this is more than 10 years before Givenchy layered chains
Song playing inside my head: Robyn's Fembot
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Repressed Anger


Only hot supermodel-type can do this and get paid
Backstage at Frankie Morello show
Photo from HERE


If you people have been following my tweet, you must have noticed that I have been tweeting angry messages since yesterday for no reason. I think I'm going crazy...

Today is just another day at the office. My fellow English lecturer is on leave, I have a meeting later on at 12 and a class at 2 and I'm craving for some nicotine flow in my system... I'm ok despite having a memo on the table about my teaching evaluation. Not going to go into details but just fuck it! Come on! I know myself so well. I've been me for almost three freakin' decades now...

You don't have to keep telling me because I know that I'm a lousy teacher. Even when students said that they like me... Nothing to do with my teaching. I have to thank my goddamn personality for that.

I'm happy that I, at least have a job. But this is shit..

What am I supposed to do now? Wake up late every morning, throw on cardigan because my shirts are all crinkly and have cigarette and coffee just to come in 15 minutes late for the class at 11?

This is shit... Whatever it is that I'm doing right now.

Song playing inside my head: Coldplay and Kylie's Lhuna
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Kisses


So flowers really make people smile? Is it true if we're lucky enough they'll even throw in some kisses?

There was no flower bouquet greeting me at the front door when I went back home last weekend. But I could tell that my parents were very happy to see me. the only thing that matters.

It was rather short although there was nothing much to do around the house except for eating, sleeping and watching too much of bad television. I wish I could stay longer. Going back home has always been like my detox. Getting rid of all the negative energy from this city.

Talking about negative energy, one of my housemate has moved out. So excited about that. In fact, I was actually counting on it. Got this new housemate who moved in last week and claimed to be an art teacher. But I don’t really care, just as long as you pay the rent and all the bills. The selfish Indonesian student (my other housemate. Yes, I have two! Apartment in KL is not cheap ya know!) is currently in Jakarta for a few weeks. Another sigh of relief because I don’t have to feel guilty about turning up the volumes of my DVD just because I have a master degree students preparing for exams in the next room.

Oohh! I watched ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ again last night… The volume was at 20=)

Here are things that I learned last week:

  1. Sue will be singing 'Vogue' for Glee's The Power of Madonna episode
  2. Henry Holland and BryanBoy have been in KL since last weekend. But both have been ignoring my tweets to meet them. Bah!
  3. Added Album of the Week icon on the right hand side of this page.
  4. I'm soooo fat that I think I've sworn off rice forever!
  5. Lindsay Lohan and Mischa Barton are broke and pretty much at the lowest points of their career.
  6. My nephews rummaged through stuff in my room and broke my fave camera necklace. And that is the reason why I will never have kids...
  7. Cut-off denim is the HOTTEST thing for this summer. I'm cutting my old jeans as I'm writing this.
  8. Nizam is leaving any day now... Who am I going to talk into buying expensive stuff after this!?
  9. Some people can fake interest. Pretending to lurrve something just to prove their 'points'

L and M circa 1994. Photo from HERE

10. Sharina said she always pictures me walking in New York. God bless her. She's such a darling. I hope we'll be walking the sidewalks of NYC together. I will be in Ralph Lauren and she'll be in DVF=)

Last year with Sharina wearing tee by Replay. Photo by Bayne

Song playing inside my head: Marina & The Diamonds' I'm Not A Robot

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Pagan Poetry

Bjork's 2001 music video for Pagan Poetry caused a hell lot of a stir in the industry back then. MTV banned it of course and people were outraged by its graphic content of sex particularly the beginning of the music video which shows images of sexual acts like fellatio and vaginal penetration recorded privately by Bjork herself. But in the final cut of the video, everything was shown in computer graphic animation.

The video also shows disturbing images of body piercing and how tiny little pearls are sewn all over Bjork's body. She wore what was supposed to be a wedding dress by the late Alexander McQueen (RIP) which covers only the lower part of her body.

Although most of the close up images of the piercing was done on casted girls' body, Bjork did have her ear pierced on the set.

The strongest visual image in this video has got to be the final part when three hoops were pierced through the back of a woman's body with pearl-chain passes through each of them in criss-crossing pattern.

And they said that the song is about a woman preparing herself for marriage.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Before I Forget

With our personal aerobic instructor. Wearing tee by Cotton On, skinny jeans from Topman, Reebok trainers and backpack

This week I'm planning to spend the weekends at my parents'. I need a little bit of 'me' time to just relax, get enough sleep for the first time in like five weeks and try not to think about my life here in the city.

I also need to get ready for the following weekends. I got BIGGER things lined up=)

I finished two articles about fake goods on Emmagem. One of them made it to eHomemakers website (They don't pay but..yay!) My friends know where I stand on this issue. I never own anything fake and have no intention of doing so soon. Because I know where those fake Gucci came from and I know the real cost of each items... They are the fruit of labor from people who are forced to work long hours and kids being kept hostage in dark factories. Most of them are not being paid accordingly for their hard labor.

It's crazy...

Exacly the same way that I feel about the killing of dolphins in Japan.

Do something about the dolphins HERE

Read the articles HERE and HERE

P/S: That's why I'm not a huge fan of Petaling Street.

Song playing inside my head: Kelis' Acapella

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Photo from the SITE


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Monday, April 19, 2010

The Gatsby Street Party Thing

The fake mountain that you can climb to get coupons

Wearing tee from Jasper Conran at Debenhams, Topman skinny jeans, Seed quilleted bag, Bonia lace-up boots and necklace from F21.This is after the event but who cares=)

I did go to the Gatsby Street Party last Saturday. The only thing is by the time I got there, it was already 12pm! The thing started at 10am... But c'mon! Tell me. Who wake up at 10am on Saturday?

So I missed the part when they give away certificates from Malaysia's Book of Record for 'The Biggest Blogger's Gathering'. Who cares if I was not part of it. At least I got my 8 hours of sleep=)

Some of the games


It was such a bitch that I forgot to pay my phonebill and my phone was barred the day before the event. So, I didn't get to call and tell my plus one the details of the event.

I ended up going alone.

It was quite a huge affair with all these bloggers wearing red tees from the organizer, which I refused to wear because I hate red. Who the fuck do I think I am right?

Ha-ha!

I knew none of the bloggers but all of them seemed very warm and friendly. I did try some of the games and collected 6 points which I later redeemed for a bottle of deodorant (Exactly!). I tried to talk to as many Nuffnang people as possible because I remember my editor telling me to build as many contacts as possible.

So I name-dropped Emmagem and slipped my namecard into those people's pocket at all given chance.

Felt like I was at the carnival

Didn't win the lucky draw either. I listened to the announcement from Krispy Kream while having my breakfast and so-called morning ciggies. I just couldn't shake off the thoughts of winning one of those laptops and digital cameras.

If only it was name that they were calling...

Song playing inside my head: She & Him's Sentimental Heart

Note: Here come the good new. This came through email just now (4/20/2010)

"Thank you for participating in the Gatsby Deodorant Street Fair! We had a great time there setting the record for the Largest Bloggers' Gathering for the Malaysia Book of Records, and we hope you did too.

For those of you who did not manage to arrive in time or did not make it for the event, we're sorry that you missed out on the fun! We also regret that we will not be able to credit the RM 50 cash incentive to your Nuffnang account."

GREAT! Just great=)

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More From The Party

Photos that I didn't get to upload from last week.

Butterfly by Matthew Williamson at Debenhams

The afterparty at Rootz. I stayed only for a couple of drinks


Ning!

I went back home feeling all excited that night. But I found out first thing the next morning that someone else has covered the event for Emmagem. A little bit frustrated but thank God I have some insider's scoop to share. So, I wrote another article on the event which came out last weekend.

Read it HERE

Song playing inside my head: Songs from Goldfrapp's Head First

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Debenhams Opening Launch

Kavita, Matthew and moi!
Yesterday is definitely the best day of the year so far. I met Matthew Williamson, people! It was surreal and felt as if like he simply walked out from an issue of Vogue magazine, shake my hand, snap a couple of photos and crack some jokes with me.

I almost didn't go to the party because there were some mixed up with the invitation. But in the end, there I was sharing the elevator with Matthew Williamson, Kavita Sidhu and Bernard Chandran to the after-party at Rootz upstairs.

Free flow of champagne and gift vouchers. What more could I ask for?!

With Bernard Chandran. Looking his best.

I have never been around soooo many fashion designers at one time. Even Kavita has her own fashion line now. She was surprised when I told her that I love her designs. I actually saw it on a blog.

My simple outfit for the party: Heritage at F21 biker jacket, black Gap tee, black Topman skinny jeans, Bonia laced up boots and quilted Seed bag

I have tonz of photos from the lauch party and some insider's gossips. I'm saving some for Emmagem and my next entry=)

Song playing inside my head: Goldfrapp's Rocket (first song of the runway show)

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sing Me Songs Darlin'

Rings: Elephant from F21 and gift

Songs that I tapped my heavy rings to:

  1. She Said- Plan B (Groovy!)
  2. Breathe Slow- Alesha Dixon (I missed this song so much)
  3. I'm Not A Robot (Starsmith's 24 Carat Remix)- Marina & The Diamonds (Thx Bryanboy!)
  4. I'd Rather Be With You- Joshua Radin
  5. It Kills Me- Melanie Fiona
  6. Moon River- Henry Mancini & His Orchestra (I think of my father when I listen to this)
  7. Nothing But The Whole Wide World- Jakob Dylan
  8. The Only Exception- Paramore (Welcome back to my playlist Paramore)
  9. Shadow Boxer- Fiona Apple
  10. Gypsy- Shakira
  11. True Colors- Cyndi Lauper (The good ol' 80s when my sister still had her crazy-colored hair)
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Monday, April 12, 2010

I Love My Job! Really? Like Seriously?

Joseph Gordon Levitt from GQ
It has been okay despite the shady existence of some ancient backstabbers, moronic fixtures and some gossipy students. I'm not jumping off with joy from my comfy chair (yes they let us lecturers sit in this very nice, black leather chairs here) but I'm just grateful that I have something to look forward to when I get off from bed every morning.

At my desk in my dad's shirt and Topman cardie

I try to have my shirts pressed properly the night before and get my shoe-guy to shine my shoes every week. But I love, love, love Joseph Gordon-Levitt's look in the movie 500 Days of Summer. His knitted vests and cardigans, his brown Puma GV Special Light that he rocked with his khakis and messanger bag. I wish I could look like that every day.

Ohh! I love Will Schuster's look too! Read about it HERE

An extra pair of shoes

Blogging at the office... So wrong!

A bagful of exam papers to mark... Sigh..

And here are just some random photos of me in my cubicle. Students are in the middle of their exams. So I'm enjoying extensive hours without any teaching to do.

Good times=)

Song playing inside my head: The Beatles' Come Together

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

My Musical

Photo from Vogue

I'm not in the greatest place to be right now. But it's fine. I learn to make myself happy and learn to sing as loud as I could when I feel like giving up.

The constant drama in this life should someday find its way to the cinema or TV screen. I'm sick of it but it keeps on following me. So I play along with the hope of emerging as a hero at the end of each scene... like a musical but with crazier costumes. Ha-ha!

It's such a bitch that my housemate is moving out at a very short notice. I try to smile and have Hole's Violet (the angriest song I could think of) playing inside my head while contemplating burning and throwing his stuff out of the window.

C'mon! Aren't this supposed to be a musical? Might as well have some elements of violence in it!

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Monday, April 5, 2010

About Friends and Sex and The City 2 Excitement

I have always been single. In fact, the idea of me being in any kind of relationship has never really crossed my mind. Even my friends have always seen me as the free, unattached and forever available kinda guy. So they call me up just to hang out, they text me at night to tell me how sucked their days were and they send me photos of dresses so I can choose the best to go with their heels.

So I believe that I am a good friend.

But what if someday, I am no longer free, unattached and available? Who are they gonna call? Hmmm...


Well while you guys think about it, last week I actually learned that:

1.Lady Gaga’s Telephone has climbed up the chart although it was not really my fave song from ‘Fame Monster’

2.The right way to iron a shirt is by starting from the collar

3.American Idol is sooo-desperate to get the rating going, they called Miley Cyrus to step in and mentor the contestants.

4.A friend, who had been missing from my life for almost four months texted me yesterday and told me that she bought something from Jakarta for me.

5.School kids wearing their cheap Sg.Wang PVC jackets in Bukit Bintang are delusional.

6.Vans high-tops hurt like hell! How can they skate in those torture devices?

7.I need to be at work earlier everyday and try to get more things done everyday. Sorry Dr.F


8.Delphic is quite an awesome band

9.You can actually wear your Barbies. I wrote about it HERE

10.Victoria Beckham is an okay designer. I wrote about it HERE


All these talks about friends get me even more excited about SATC 2! Forgot the date? Click HERE. And the book of course. I’ve always been curious about Carrie’s life before New York. I only know this much:

::Carrie moved to NY when she was about 18.

::She wore Candie’s and took the subway when she first moved to the city

::Her father left her and her mother when she was five

::Had one abortion in the 80’s

::She was not brought up religiously

::Lost her virginity to Seth Bateman in 11th grade

Read more about this female version of me HERE and HERE

Ooh btw, I was just teasing you moron! I'm still here and single mmmkay?!

Call me to hang out.

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