Friday, January 29, 2010

Fukked up.

The office is making me work from 1.30pm to 10pm next week.

And they have the gall to announce it to me today. It's a FUCKING FRIDAY AND I HAVE TO WORK THIS WEEKEND.

They will burn. Judgement will come soon and they will frakking burn.

Time to frakking leave.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

6 weeks till Gossip Girl.

I cannot wait for Gossip Girl to return in March.



Wow. Boys. Men. Should all dress this well.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

BoConcept coffee table is ingenious.

Another sign I may have lost a few more marbles than I realise.

I can't decide if I should get a BoConcept coffee table.



It's fab. It's about $1500.

For. A. Freaking. Table.

The thing is, I can't bear to look at any other cheap furniture anymore. Once upon a time I could spend hours at Ikea, picturing how my place could have been. But after looking at the good stuff, there is simply no turning back.


Link:
BoConcept - Official site



Thursday, January 21, 2010

H&M Spring Summer 2010.

H&M Spring/Summer 2010 is looking good!



The green dress looks fun and I'm sure it will be a hit in my office (read: old people will just say it's short/revealing/too bright for work).

I love the sharp tailoring the the pant suit. The complexity of the pant suit belies the simplicity of it.

I don't quite feel the love for tights. Tights are not pants!!!!!! Tights with saggy bits? Ughhhhhhh *shudders*

I stand firm on this issue.


Why are they not opening a branch here?! We have new malls sprouting every other weekend with the same shops. Bring H&M here!

Links:
Fabsugar on H&M - Have.Want.Need.
H&M - Official site


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Floaty silver dress - Reem Acra.

I don't know who she is, I don't watch Glee nor have any intention to start but...

boy is this dress ethereal!

Source: Getty

Gorgeous silver dress by Reem Acra.

I've never felt the need to wear couture until now.


I *heart* Poliform.

I may have gone utterly mad because nothing will ever compare to Poliform furniture and I don't think I can settle for second best after I've seen how gorgeous a table can be.



I will be happy to stay at home and be a homemaker if my home looks like this.

Then again, my bank account balance may sway my decision.


Link:
Poliform - Official site


Monday, January 18, 2010

Coco avant Chanel makes me love fashion more.

The last 10 minutes of Coco Avant Chanel took my breath away.



The dresses. The boucle jacket. The simple lines and understated elegance.

I gasped in utter amazement and marvel as I watched the models glided down the faceted stairs in beautiful floaty dresses.



I guess I'll be wearing a boucle jacket very very soon!


Longevity of the bandage dress.

I like the Herve Leger bandage dress.

But J and I think the bandage-y look is overdone now. EVERYONE is making a version of this dress and what was once va-va-voom is now meh.

Sigh. I don't need it and I don't see longevity of this trend. But it can't hurt to own a version of it, right?

-- That will definitely accentuate my belly.


Herve Leger by Max Azria asymmetrical bandage dress in lavender, $2,000, available at herveleger.com.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Discrimation, patriotism or nationalism.

You feel like you have a future together. You don't know what's going to happen or how, but you hope for the best anyway.

You try. You work hard. You make friends with his friends.

You share similar views, you understand where he's coming from. And sometimes you feel like he's got it all wrong.

..........

I'm not talking about J and I, Just a country I've spent a decade in.

Sometimes I feel a little unwelcomed in the tiny island that has been my host country for the past couple of years. I studied here since I was a child and it feels like home to me.

But that doesn't mean that the feeling is reciprocal.

Foreigners take our jobs.
Foreigners bring crime to society.
Foreigners are buying up all our homes.
Foreigners are marrying all our men/women.
Foreigners are taking all the places in our schools.
Foreigners bring their disgusting habits over.
Foreigners are no good so let's charge them a different rate for schools and medical needs and homes. To make it fair. To make our citizenship mean something.

Even though as a foreigner I pay taxes. Even I work and contribute to the country.

I feel like the place I've called home, doesn't want me here.

And it's not a good feeling at all.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

DIY bird cages.

Aren't they the sweetest????!?!


-- The Bride's Cafe

I wonder where I'll hang them. Too purrrrrrrty :)

The exact steps to make them can be found here. Yay for cuteness!


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

2012 is utter nonsense.

I guess by now, everyone is too busy with Avatar (3D!!) so it's time for me to write something without worrying about giving any plot away.

I'm considerate, and actually there is NO plot to 2012.

It was over 2 hours of explosion, confusion, poor predictable dialogue and perhaps some of the most insulting stereotyping of characters ever witnessed by my retinas.


-- "Say whaaaaaaaaat?" The crazy man knows best.

Instead of feeling triumphant and full of hope for whatever comes our way come 2012, I came out feeling sad. Because humankind should have been wiped out for being this uninspired and stupid.


Things that are insulting.

1. "Only in China"
Only in China could the governments drive locals away or enlist them to build large ships in the middle of the mountains.

Only in China could the money ripped off from the richest be ENOUGH to fund the construction of large outta this world ships that will ultimately save mankind.

Only in China could the world turn its head away as selected few board the arks while the WORKERS WHO BUILT them were left behind.

That's not right.

2. Russians
They are rich, fat, speak heavily accented English and have blond young girlfriends who carry tiny dogs.

Russian men prefer their blond girlfriends to have boob implants.

And the young blond girlfriends have affairs with young blond dashing limo drivers.

That's not right.

Things that just... defy logic.

John Cusack must have God's undying love and He's watching over him the whole time because he survived a volcano, flood and snow.

He drove away from the biggest megavolcano known to man in a rickety camper van.


He weaved between falling buildings in LA and despite all the bumps, no airbag was deployed.

He sure could swim in tiny nooks without air.

And of course immense water pressure had no effect on him.


The guy who was DEFINITELY a better husband than John's character Jackson, DIED to make way for Jackson's family reunion.

A tiny little plane could DEFINITELY fly out of the pyroclastic flow unscathed, even though the entire city of Pompeii was incinerated in its steps.



Guy who took the occasional flying lesson could land an Antonov aircraft.

The motley crew survived Himalayas with just the clothes they had on their backs, you know t-shirts and what not, BECAUSE THEY ARE EFFIN SURVIVORS.

-- These guys overdressed.

Of course they had lungs of steel to inhale cold air in this atmosphere and had no problems
1) running away from bad guys
2) running towards what they thought could save them

Why did they build a SHIP when they could have built a submarine?

What would power the huge ships while mankind wait for Earth to recover? Hope?

And no EPIC flood subsides in less than 2 months.

And no EPIC supervolcano eruption does not spew pyroclastic clouds enough to cover large landscapes, bringing acidic rain with it. No, because with Jackson around, rainbows and beautiful sunrises were aplenty to greet his (new) family.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Song of the week - Nada Surf

I can't stop listening to this song. It's inexplicably stuck in my head, just like Chairlift's Bruises and all the other songs.

Nada Surf - If You Leave



It's a cover of OMD's version from the 80s (!) and I can't decide which one I like better. They have a different take on the song and I guess Nada's version sounds a little more sincere, like the quiet person who's probably not the most popular person around finally speaking up, asking you to stay.

The Quiet Person's voice is always more sincere.

Oh well I guess this is the start of Song of the Week!


Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Family and newlyweds.

I have always been baffled by the term "start a family".

An acquaintance, Ping, announced that she is preggers via MSN messenger. I congratulated her and frankly I was a little shocked by the news. She was married a few months before me and now she's knocked up and shopping for the baby.


-- Yeah, a tiny little fella who laughs nonstop. Hopefully.

Perhaps some people are always more prepared than others. They get married and they fall pregnant 2 months after because they "plan to start a family right away" anyway.

I just have tiny baby nagging questions. Aren't a couple already a family once they get married? Wait, even if they are not married? Why is a baby THE catalyst, THE START of becoming family?

I don't get this.

What about time together for the newlyweds? What about camping or hiking in some far off land, enjoying time together before embarking on a 25 year (time needed before the spawn finishes school and can support itself)? I have nothing against pregos and babies, I just thought there would be more to a marriage than just having a baby immediately after.

I am, as always, unprepared for such life changing events. Good luck mom-to-be!


I hate her guts.

You wonder why I post this picture.



Not because I enjoy looking at Lilo.

BECAUSE HOW THE EFF THEY GOT TO HOLIDAY ON ALFA NERO? You know, JUST ONE OF THE DREAMIEST YACHTS AROUND!?



And how can she afford chartering, since she hasn't had a decent movie in... err.. ever?

The thought of her lounging and splashing in that infinity pool on the aft deck just infuriates me. WHY? HOW?

ZOMG!

*storms off in anger and jealousy*


I want but can't bear to watch Battlestar Galactica.

I am 3 episodes away from the grand finale. I am blown away every time I watch this epic series.



The tv channels are now overrun with brainless reality shows and series that are too superficial to register.

In the midst of all that is banal it is heartening to find something this engaging and constantly mind blowing. Instead of sticking to the tried and tested formula of the alpha male ruling over the entire frakking galaxy and saving some poor blond damsel in distress, we finally have strong female characters to look up to.

Aside from finding their salvation, Battlestar Galactica brings thorny issues to the little screen, often challenging its viewers on issues such as capital punishment, the use of torture for the greater good, the humanity (or lack thereof) of artificial intelligence and ultimately, forgiveness for those who have done them wrong. How do you forgive the people who brought upon genocide of the human race?

I am filled with great anticipation and sadness as the last 3 episodes of this gripping series approach.

Hopefully Caprica is going to be as thought provoking as Battlestar Galactica.


Monday, January 04, 2010

The first work day.

The Christmas weekend of 2009 wasn't one that I've always dreamed of.

It was white alright. From the stacks of paper that surrounded me while I was slaving away since 12am on 27 Dec 09.

Anyway.

New year. First workday. Monday.

yuck.


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