Monday, February 28, 2011

Frinjan



I was at this youth bazaar thing in Shah Alam last week with a bunch of friends. They called it Pekan Frinjan. It’s a place where all these youngsters gather and sell stuff like books, clothes and vinyl (some of them are their own). They recite poetry and perform to the crowds too. It was my first time there and honestly I was just excited to see my friends. I haven’t seen them for ages and we have like gazillion of things to talk about and hours worth of gossip to pass around the table.

It was totally unplanned. I randomly called one of my friends in Shah Alam asking about her plan for the weekend and less than an hour later I found myself on the train to where she was while she made arrangements with the rest of the gang.


Wearing graphic tee, Uniqlo jumper, Topman skinny jeans, Uniqlo bag and brown army boots




I can’t believe it’s been 5 years since we attended our final lecture at the uni back in 2006. I can even still remember what I wore that day; a super-tight polo shirt, grey skinny jeans and my white Chuck Taylors.

Anyhow, we are not going down the memory lane. This is not that kind of entry. What I was trying to say is how great it was to be surrounded by a bunch of people who really understand you, even for just one day. Pekan Frinjan was quite alright but for the four of us that day, it was just a setting for our little get together.
Went home around 3am and crawled straight into bed. I woke up the next morning with a text message flashing on my screen. It delivered a very good news: One of my friends is pregnant with her first child.

Song playing inside my head: Rihanna’s S&M
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Classy

In my bedroom after a night out in town wearing: Zara jacket, Cotton On tee, Topman jeans, F21 bag and pointy toe boots


So I have this little project in the pipeline for Emmagem. It's supposed to be a secret but it is something that I definitely need a little bit of help with. So I asked a favor from this girl I went to university with and she agreed. We are not really that close. She's not within my circle of friends but we have spoken a few times in several different occasions in the past. Anyway, the first time I approached her about the project was right after last year's Topman party. I was so damn wasted at that time. Ha ha! But I did send her an email and Facebook message right after that when I was all sobered up asking for her confirmation. And she told me that she was totally up for it.



Totally unrelated photos but who cares


But when it was finally time to start, she ignored all my messages and simply left me hanging up until today. I just thought that she chickened out and obviously changed her mind. I don't think I should even take the trouble to ask her why. But I decided to check her Facebook profile anyway. Maybe, just maybe I could find the answer there. Well guess what. When I search her name on my friends list...

Surprise surprise! She's gone!

Wow! How classy...

Read my Emmagem articles from the past few weeks HERE HERE HERE and HERE

Song playing inside my head: Sebadoh's Spoiled


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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Repeat

Wearing Topman jeans, Buffalo by David Bitton hoodie, Zara tee, Timberland boots and Diva rings

On repeat this week:

1. So Pure- Alanis
2. Please Don't Leave Me- P!nk
3. Wild Is The Wind- Esperanza Splading
4. Grenade- Bruno Mars



5. Babyfather- Sade
6. We Belong- Pat Benatar
7. Born This Way- Lady Gaga
8. Don't Dream It's Over- Crowded House
9. You Haven't Seen The Last of Me- Cher
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Monday, February 21, 2011

Just Deal With It

Wearing Old Navy shirt, Topman carrot-cut jeans, Timberland boots and Diva rings

Yesterday I watched Burlesque (like finally!)and sat near the fountain that changes color every five seconds.

It's been very slow lately. I mean life in general. There's a lot of drama going on back at the office but I refused to take part in any of them. Opportunities knocked on my door and knowing myself so much better than anybody else, I shut the door and decided to just cling on to the principal of "what if".





So here I am!

Let's stop being dramatic for one second! I mean not everything in life is really that complicated. Like when my favorite bag was totally destroyed yesterday because I've been stuffing unmarked exam papers into it. I just took the damn thing and tossed it into the trash can. I did take the exam papers out of the bag first tho'.

Or when I had 6 hours of lesson to teach two days before the actual exam date. I made arrangements with the students to come for extra classes that spanned up to 3 hours two days in a row. To make things worse, we had trouble finding a classroom to fit all 30 students in the beginning. But thanks to this pharmacy lecturer, we ended up learning about Present Progressive Tense surrounded by drugs and daily supplements in a pharmacy lab. They hated me for doing that. But did I manage to cover all chapters and the contact hours? Hell yes I did!

And English lecturers have to move upstairs by the end of the week. Which means I will be trading the tall cubicle with a room with four glass walls. It sucks! But I will suck it all in and pack my stuff this Friday.

So my new thing is 'JUST FUCKIN DEAL WITH IT'.

Song playing inside my head: Alanis's So Pure

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Born This Way: Was it worth the wait?



The Little Monsters can argue all they want but "Born This Way" does sound like Madonna's "Express Yourself". I have to say that I am a little bit disappointed because I have been waiting for this since last year when she sang the chorus on MTV Awards in her meat dress, Cher holding her purse and all. The truth is it's not really a bad song. It's just that we expected so much more from the quirky genius who brought us "Bad Romance" and "Telephone".



Here's proof

The first time I heard "Born This Way" yesterday, I didn't really get the same kind of excitement that I had when I first pushed play on "Bad Romance". But there's no doubt that the song would still be a big hit. Just check out all the Little Monsters' defensive tweets for their Momma Monster on Twitter and how the single is already on the top of iTunes Chart.

I'm still a huge fan. But I really hope that the second single wouldn't be another Madonna inspired song.

Song playing inside my head: Gaga's Born This Way
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VVV

In my bedroom wearing GAP tee, Topman jeans, Philosophy suspenders, brown army boots and flea market necklace

So it's back to work for me here. Valentine's Day will be in less than a week from today. I actually have this little plan to have a small get together for all of us singletons that night. But the fact that my friends are scattered all over the country like dead ashes, I think I'll have to ask around first.

And I have found my own perfect little setting to take photos for this blog. My bedroom of course. I can't rely on my friends to take my photos because: A.) Not all of them takes good photos and B.) I can't expect too much from them as none of them is professional. How I wish I became friends with one of those stupid wannabe-types with thousand dollars camera dangling on their necks.

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I'll have this Lily Vanilli bleeding heart cake for Vday

So from now on I will be relying on my tripod which I have to place on my TV set because it's too short. And I better start spreading the words about my non-Vday party. In the mean time, read all about zen singleton's Vday HERE

Song playing inside my head: Nicki Minaj's Super Bass
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Life on TV


So the long break is over. I’ve spent more than a week here in my hometown; sleeping in my childhood bedroom and eating my mom’s home-cooked dishes every single day. Having nothing else to do other than watching TV and surfing the net, I decided to watch old TV shows online. ”Friends” doesn’t count because we could still watch the reruns every now and then on StarWorld. But I’m talking about my favourite TV shows way back then when I was still in school and university like: “Ally McBeal” and “Gilmore Girls”.

I remember having to fight for the remote control with my parents each time “Ally McBeal” was on. Sometimes I would call my friends asking them about the week’s episode whenever I have to give up the remote control to my parents. Same goes with “Gilmore Girls” but I was already in uni when the series started. I watched it from this TV room at my hostel on Sunday nights with like 20 other boys who were there just for “ Alexis Bledel”.

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I used to quote whatever Ally said in my journal. In fact, I missed writing in my journal just as much as I missed watching Ally, Rory and Lorelai. I was so young and I felt like writing was a good way to deal with all the teenage/adolescence crap that I had to deal with at that time. I used to write every single night before I go to bed. That was up until I finally leave the house to attend university and by that time writing in my journal felt like such a chore with my dorm-mates snooping around and always wanted to know what the hell I was writing about. I tried but by the following year, I just gave up...

I gave up on “Ally McBeal” and “Gilmore Girls” too because it was just impossible to find the time to watch TV with assignments and course works to be submitted every single week. And at that time, box-set of TV series was almost unheard of. I didn’t even own a computer at that time.


At least 10 years have passed and so many things have happened in between. I’m almost thirty (which really doesn’t make sense) and I’ve made countless mistakes along the way. I’ve fallen down and dust myself up again. I have seen how doors were being closed and opened so many times. How people simply come and go. But after watching these two of my favourite TV shows again today, it all seems very clear to me. Our past have prepared and shaped us into the people that we are today.

Watching “Ally McBeal” taught me about love and the realness of the world out there (minus the dancing baby). I learned about loneliness and how it happens to the best of us.” Gilmore Girls” reminded me of my family and how important it is to hang on to one another. And these two shows let me explore my talent for writing (if you can really call it that). Had it not been for the exposure to the different kind of emotions on these TV shows, I might not have understood any of them and felt the need to write about them in my journals.

Like when Billy died on “Ally McBeal”, that was a five-page entry in my journals with tears streaming down my face. And watching the final episode of Rory's going away party just now?

574 words.

Song playing inside my head: Vonda Shepard's Searching My Soul
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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Kentucky '79


Wearing Topman tee (very old), cuffed jeans, brown army boots and Reebok backpack with vintage necklaces and Diva rings

Had a really fun time at the flea market last week. When it comes to vintage shopping and flea market, I'm always up for it. Well except for the one that they held weekly at this stadium in Shah Alam. I couldn't stand the heat and was just too embarrassed to carry an umbrella or wear JLo-style floppy hat. Hah!

Anyway... The one that I went to last week was at the ground level of a shopping mall. We were late as always and it was just a few more minutes before the vendors packed up their stuff. So my friend and I was scurrying around the place within just a few minutes trying to look for cheap 90s music CD, vintage pendants and second hand books.

What my fortune cookies says
Pendants from the flea market

And no one should underestimate the power of cheap-skates and bargain hunters like us because we managed to score some of the most awesome stuff there. I walked away with two pendants, Tori Spelling tell-all book (yeah I know), DVDs and some old Happy Meal toys. My friend fared quite well too with some books and vintage rings.

At the end of the day we broke our fortune cookies that we got for free at the Payless Bookstore and mine reads: Love and friendship fill a large place in your life.

Hmmm

Song playing inside my head: Barcelona's Falling Out of Trees
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This Is Not A Test

I'm trying this new shit out. Blogging on the go. On my iPod. Wish this device has a camera tho. It's an old iPod :(
Song playing inside my head: Anggun's Open Your Heart BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop
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Friday, February 4, 2011

The Scenes

One whole week at home. I never even leave the house. It’s boring but I have never felt more relaxed and calm like this before. I put my phone on silent and laptop on standby. I listen to Sara Bareilles and Taylor Swift while having the last scenes of my favourite movies playing at the back of my head over and over again...

500 Days of Summer- The Ikea scene


Bridget Jones's Diary- Bridget singing to Eric Carmen's All By Myself

Garden State- The airport scene

Cheeeeesy!

Anyway, what's your favorite scene from a movie?

Song playing inside my head: Alanis' Not As We
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What Are We Going To Do Next?


Wearing GAP tee, Topman carrot-cut jeans, bag and my new brown boots

It's the 1st of February and here I am back in my hometown for Chinese New Year holiday. The college is closed for the whole week. It's Day No.3 and all that I have been doing is eating, smoking and sleeping. It's been raining non stop too and I have skipped shower for two days!

With my laptop on 24 hours a day everytime I come home, I have discovered a lot of things on the net. One of them is how I actually was featured on TongueInChic's Wearnesday website. It was the photo of me in a dark leopard print hoodie and green sneakers. It's one of my fave out of all my outfit photos. So I'm glad that the photo was chosen.

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And the other day I was looking at some photos of my married friends. I couldn't stop wondering about their lives. I mean, what are they going to do next? I ask myself the same question all the time too. Are they going to become all boring now and only talk about diapers and baking?

Ha-ha!

Well who knows they might be wondering the same thing about me too. Am I going to talk about shoes and red carpet fashion for my entire life? I guess I'll just have to let them know that I'll be happy to do so. Maybe not for my entire life, but for now all the shoe-talk and red-carpet bitchin keep me happy and it doesn't hurt that I got paid for them.

And if you care enough, read my ramblings on SAG Awards red carpet and gushing over the latest model extraordanaire- Arizona Muse HERE and HERE As for these photos, they were taken last week after work at KLCC when I got home very quickly, changed and make it there on time for greasy fast food, discounted coffee and the showing off of my new shoes =)

It's okay if you wanna hate me.

Song playing inside my head: Adele's Rolling In The Deep
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