Thursday, August 31, 2006

Merdeka Sale-bration

last nite was my second time celebrating Merdeka Day after Malaysia has become independent for 49 years. yes, it is true.

the first time was with my best fren a few years back in KLCC. it was very brave of us to go there considering the traffic jam and the massive crowd, which FYI, 70% was foreign workers. quite petrifying. but it was quite fun, too.

ad and i headed to the Curve/Ikano/Ikea/Cineleisure (i think they should just incorporate a name to make it easier for everybody, kan?) last night without much questioning about the lack of car park spaces & the crowd simply because we want to see our very first Malaysian Idol, Jacqueline Victor, or more famously known as Jac, perform.

the road was closed and a stage was erected which was complete with speakers, lightings & huge screens on each side of the stage (and 2 more further up the road - concert standard, i tell ya). at 9ish, the crowd was seemingly relaxed, and most of them were actually shopping cos the event was partly in conjunction of the Merdeka sale; hence, the name 'Merdeka Sale-bration' ...whoopie, how creative!

that said, the event was very well organised. glitches were negligable and the performance was really good including Pop Shuvit. PS was full of energy and it was hard rock! even the host, DJ/VJ Joey G did a pretty good job in keeping us entertained - not easy considering that the crowd made up mostly of teenagers. i reckon the teenagers were there for Nicholas Teo's performance who did at least 5 songs that turned out to be mediocre.

anyways, i've managed to record jac's performance which was really good esp. her winning song, 'Gemilang' although i cannot say much about her get up and how she addressed the crowd...quite 'kampung'. and she totally needs a new stylist.

her first single from her second album, 'Cepat-cepat'.

the night ended with a big bang! literally! there was a 15 minutes of fireworks display and it was spectacular! it was fun night, and absolutely stress free. wait. except for the traffic jam at the exit that lasted at least 45 minutes and this one gal who was throwing a tantrum with her mother outside a restaurant where we were having our dinner. that was unnecessary, childish and FUCKING stupid.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Selamat Hari Merdeka

SELAMAT HARI MERDEKA to all the Post-Independent Kids!


ps: Wai Jit, 5 years old. Speak good Cantonese. Learning English & Bahasa Melayu. Art is improving thanks to tutor

Monday, August 28, 2006

dusk @ kmc

what do one do on a boring sun evening? take pictures with tripod! i've discovered the greatness of my little tripod & shot our place in the evening.

i'm going to tell you a secret

...that i wanna go see her majesty in TOKYO! badly! *gritting teeeth*

anyways, i love her new cd, 'i am going to tell you a secret' especially 'Into the Groove' and 'I Love New York' remix

3 more days to VMA. so pls vote for her at & while ur at it, please go to and enter the competition. if u win, pls bring me! me! remember!

yes, im sad but fuck what u say cos i wanna go.


This is a very good article (Details magazine, Sept 2006) touching on the issue of 'heterophobia' and how gay people are becoming more and more influential in a lot of aspects in the US of A, especially, hollywood, as oppose to straight men. Are straight men the new square? Opinions are welcome.

Gay men are influencing culture more than ever. Welcome to the age of heterophobia—in which the straight man could become the victim.

It was bound to happen. In July, officials in Provincetown, Massachusetts, had to hold a public meeting to discuss the rise, in their quaint, ultraliberal Cape Cod vacation village, of hate speech. According to news reports, police in the legendarily gay-friendly town got “numerous complaints” during Independence Day weekend of venomous insults shouted on the street. At straight people.

Of course, no one is suggesting that getting called “breeder” is in any way comparable to the very real violence and civil-rights challenges that gay people in this country face every day. But even as educated, enlightened segments of society are more on guard than ever against homophobia, showing how accepting they are with plenty of not-that-there’s-anything-wrong-with-it joshing (as when Lance Armstrong cracks anal-sex jokes on ESPN at the expense of his gay-for-pay friend Jake “Brokeback” Gyllenhaal), there’s a new phenomenon lurking beneath the tranquil surface: heterophobia.

The term heterophobia has actually existed in academia for a decade—it’s used to describe a certain kind of anti-male hyperfeminism. But the more recent usage of the word—meaning disdain for the heterosexual lifestyle—arguably was popularized by Eminem, who responded to accusations that he was anti-gay by rapping, “Homophobic? Nah, you’re just heterophobic,” in his 2000 song “Criminal.” As a real-world phenomenon, however, this particular notion of heterophobia is only now gaining steam, as pop culture increasingly depicts straight men as Neanderthals. Yes, the depictions are jokey, but they underscore a new polarization in which gay men are portrayed as arbiters of taste and straight men are seen as just sort of . . . unfortunate. Clueless. Lumbering.

And what’s remarkable is that this condescending point of view is being internalized by straight guys—they’re being stereotyped not only by gays but also by their own team. (Hello, Adam Ca-rolla!) Straight, in other words, is the new square. Straight guys are subconsciously embracing a kind of vulgar mediocrity—a wobbly drive down Minivan Lane in pleated khakis and a rumpled T-shirt. Call it the media-enabled Straight Guy Inferiority Complex. [ more ... ]

Thursday, August 24, 2006


i am watching the lastest episode of rockstar:supernova. i said to myself i had to blog this.

i had previously posted that i did not like the show as much as the first one, that is, rockstar: inxs. but, i'd also said that i will still watch it although not as religiously as going to the gym.

gym aside, rockstar: supernova is rocking so hard it kinda make season one like american idol...kinda. american idol is an entirely different ball game altogether. the singers are much better now...definitely in their elements. and very desperate too. the latest episode you get to see toby rand naked. no, not like a couple of weeks back during songs selection that he was asked to do to have the song he wanted. for the uninitiated, he ran butt naked around the pool. cute funny dude. anywho, he went topless. and, ryan star. ryan star. i know he has got potential from the beginning but i hate that he is so kiss-ass. like, trying really hard to kiss ass. i.e. dave navarro mentioned that at the end of the show, he'd like to see one of the singers break something - that was right after judging magni. ryan did just that in the follow up performance. of cos, magni was damn 'tulan'.

nonetheless, he totally rocked the house. best performance ever.

i am quite certain a guy will win ... is it ryan star? magni? toby? i hope to see ryan taking the role as the lead singer for supernova as much as i like magni to win.

like i said before i can be crazy /bias.

since we are at this, check out the website, .... coolest website i've come across after a long long time.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


wishlist. i know i know. it is not even september yet and i have come out with a early xmas wishlist. but i can dream, rite? :p ...and if you haven't known already, i am diabolically materialistic. if that make any sense

meantime, i just got the news that mr. mission-not-so-impossible has been cut from Paramount pictures! reason? quoting yahoo news: "...because of his off-screen behavior, the chairman of the studio's parent company told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. Although Cruise recently topped Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's 100 most powerful celebrities, his latest film, "Mission: Impossible III" opened in May to lower-than-expected ticket sales.

Days later an opinion poll showed his star power had dimmed considerably in the eyes of the public. And last month, the Los Angeles Times reported that Paramount Chairman Brad Grey was in talks with representatives for Cruise and his production partner, Paula Wagner, seeking to slash the amount of money the studio pays their movie company, Cruise/Wagner Productions."

I think I wanna open a champagne for this news.

Monday, August 21, 2006

blowing whistle & some swooshing characters

This was an almost actual online chat session between two single & hopeful individuals (names had been changed to protect the um, individuals interest): -

Boy: hi. how are you?
Girl: hi. im good :)
Boy: asl?
Girl: 26 f pj. u?
Boy: 28 (#lie), m, pj too
*the conversation went on for a bit touching on the issue of work, and the shits*
Boy: so, what's ur name?
Girl: oh. u can call me marissa...
Boy: nice name. u can call me kenneth (#truth). wanna go out sometime?
*Then, they met in Coffee Beans*
Kenneth: Hi Marissa. Nice to meet you.
Marissa: Hi. *Blush*
They talked for abit about everything and anything under the weather although Kenneth was slightly disappointed and annoyed with her cos the actual Marissa is damn annoying.
M: y'know, kenneth. my name is not Marissa. Actually, my name is Kumari.
"Kumari? Damn. Why did she tell me her real name? KU-MA-RI! Fck! Fck! Fck!" Kenneth was obviously not pleased with that lie. SHOCKED, disappointed and speechless, he had to quickly come out with something intelligent and he says...
"Oh ok. At least we both share the same intial on our first name."

What the...


An Oklahoma judge has been sentenced to four years in prison for using a penis pump during a criminal trial. That's right, the man was seen to be using the device almost daily during the murder trial of a man on stand for the shaking death of a toddler. Apparently, a swooshing sound can be heard on court tapes for the trial and when asked about the sound, the judge said he hadn't heard it but would listen out for it.
He now says that the pump was a gag joke from a friend and he may have absentmindedly pumped it during court proceedings but that he never used it to masturbate. Did he absentmindedly strap it to himself beforehand too?

This judge is a real pervert. but i reckon he'll have a ball of a time in the lock-up. :P


ALOR STAR: Two teenage boys who wanted to buy cigarettes had demanded RM10 from a 10-year-old boy. When they found out the boy had only RM1 with him, the bullies severely beat the primary school pupil. [
more ]
What is wrong with Malaysian these days? The govt should seriously look into the Education System & do a thorough research on these outrageous behaviour of our people.


Samy Vellu:Blow the whistle on contractors who blow it

KUALA LUMPUR:Frustrated with the increasing number of abandoned projects and shoddy work by contractors, the Government has decided to put people power into service.The public will be invited to become the eyes and ears of the Works Ministry to prevent hanky-panky and reduce costs arising from the need to revive abandoned projects and repair slipshod work.
Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said this would be part of a code of ethics and a performance-appraisal system for contractors likely to be implemented next year.He said it was aimed at preventing abuse of government projects. The public could contact the Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB) if they felt things were amiss with any government construction project.The code, drawn up by contractor associations and government departments, requires contractors to finish their job on time and according to specifications. Contractors will also have to sit for integrity courses.
"These are drastic measures. Once implemented, the code of ethics and appraisal system will have to be adhered to by contractors registered with the CIDB. "The interesting point is that the public will become whistle-blowers. Their complaints can be submitted to the CIDB, which will conduct an investigation. "The case will then be referred to the Contractors’ Code of Ethics Compliance Monitoring Committee for disciplinary action." [ more ]

I am not sure about you but I think the "people", that's me, you and you and you, have blown our whistles (damn, i'd giggle everytime i read this) long long time ago but it was blatantly ignored. whatever took them so long to finally realise the severity of these white elephants in this country; let's hope they handle this problem with integrity & not take another 20 yrs to solve it.

Friday, August 18, 2006

What cartoon character are you?

1st and foremorest, some corrections for some errors i've made on my prev. post. justin's last album was about three years ago. and, i don't think i mentioned Xtina was in a band but somehow the comparison with justin and beyonce and their background somehow made it as tho' i did. so, sinful you, that was inconsistency in my writing, i suppose. pardon moi

2ndly, i've received some comments for my post 'the ego has landed' and i'd assume they are females who've posted those comments. i will not comment much on that because i know where i am standin' & i know too much of ego can kill. i certainly am aware of's a constant struggle.
anyways, here is a personality test for y'all. i am not sure how true is this but what the heck. i'd tried and i am a charlie brown :p

Everyone has a personality of a cartoon character. A group of investigators got together and analyzed the personalities of well know and modern cartoon characters. The information that was gathered was made into this test:

Answer all the questions with what describes you best, add up all your points at the end and look
for your results. Then forward this to all your friends and change the subject of this message to what
character is you.

1) Which one of the following describes the perfect date?

a) Candlelight dinner
b) Fun/Theme Park
c) Painting in the park
d) Rock concert
e) Going to the movies

2) What is your favorite type of music?

a) Rock and Roll
b) Alternative
c) Soft Rock
d) Country
e) Pop

3) What type of movies do you prefer?

a) Comedy
b) Horror
c) Musical
d) Romance
e) Documentary

4) Which one of these occupations would you choose if you only could choose one of these?

a) Waiter
b) Professional Sports Player
c) Teacher
d) Police
e) Cashier

5) What do you do with your spare time?

a) Exercise
b) Read
c) Watch television
d) Listen to music
e) Sleep

6) Which one of the following colors do you like best?

a) Yellow
b) White
c) Sky Blue
d) Dark Blue
e) Red

7) What do you prefer to eat right now?

a) Snow
b) Pizza
c) Sushi
d) Pasta
e) Salad

8) What is your favorite Holiday?

a) Halloween
b) Christmas
c) New Year
d) Valentines Day
e) Thanksgiving

9) If you could go to one of these places which one would it be?

a) Paris
b) Spain
c) Las Vegas
d) Hawaii
e) Hollywood

10) With which of the following would you prefer to spend time with?

a) Someone Smart
b) Someone attractive
c) Someone who likes to Party
d) Someone who always has fun
e) Someone very sentimental

Now add up your points and find out the answer you have been waiting for!

1.) a-4 b-2 c-5 d-1 e-3
2.) a-2 b-1 c-4 d-5 e-3
3.) a-2 b-1 c-3 d-4 e-5
4.) a-4 b-5 c-3 d-2 e-1
5.) a-5 b-4 c-2 d-1 e-3
6.) a-1 b-5 c-3 d-2 e-4
7.) a-3 b-2 c-1 d-4 e-5
8.) a-1 b-3 c-2 d-4 e-5
9.) a-4 b-5 c-1 d-4 e-3
10.) a-5 b-2 c-1 d-3 e-4

(10-16 points) You are Garfield:

You are very comfortable, easy going, and you definitely know how to have fun but sometimes you take it to an extreme where you can hurt others. You tend to ignore feelings of others.You always know what you are doing and you are always in control of your life. Others may not see things as you do, but that doesn't mean that you always have to do what is right. Try to remember your happy spirit may hurt you or others.

(18-26 points) You are Snoopy:

You are fun, you are very cool and popular. You always know what's in and you never are out of style. You are good at knowinghow to satisfy everyone else. You have probably disappeared for a few days more than once but you always come home with the family values that you learned. Being married and having children are important to you, but only after you have had your share of fun times.

(22-28 points) You are Arnold:

You have lots of friends and you are also popular, always willing to give advice and help out a person in need. You are very optimistic and you always see the brightside of things. Some good advice: try not to be too much of a dreamer, if not you will have many conflicts with life. When someone that is honest offeres you friendship, take it. Keep in touch with reality and life will be so much fun.

(29-34 points) You are Sponge Bob Square Pants:

You are the classic person that everyone loves. You are the best friend anyone could ever have and never want to loose. You never cause harm to anyone, and nobody will ever understand you or your feelings. You are usually used by others becasue of your good nature and loving qualities. Those who do respect you do so in the most honest way. Life is a journey, you always on an adventure, funny and calm, yet full of too many ups and downs for the most part. Stay away from traitors and jealous people as they are the ones that bring you down... then you will be stress free.

(35-42 points) You are Charlie Brown:

you are tender, you fall in love quickly but you are also very serious about all relationships. You are a family person. You call your mom every Sunday. You have many friends and may occasionally forget a few Birthdays. Don't let your passion confuse you with reality.

(43-50 points) You are Dexter:

You are smart and definitely a thinker. Every situation is fronted with a plan. You have a brilliant mind. You demonstrate very strong family principles. Maintain a stable routine but never ignore a bad situation when it comes upon you. When it comes to friends, your #1. Other people's problems are just that, their problems. You have selective hearing.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Sexy Back

the first time i heard that justin is goin' solo and will be performing on mtv music awards, i was curious. yes, i was curious how'd the curly-fries top dude from that boyband do & how his music will sound like. even jennifer lopez was anticipating to watch JT's performance on that nite when she was interviewed on the red carpet.

2 years now ... he's got a Sexy Back! well, maybe only ms D knows it. anyways, the world has waited far too long follow up to his successful eponymous album, which is sadly titled, Justified. suddenly, it is COOL to listen to Justin Timberlake. Yes, that dude from that boyband! since i am at this, same goes to beyonce & christina aguilera. but i digress.

i love the new single. once again he collaborated with the ingenius Timbaland, and again, this song is a refreshingly good song just like nelly's first single, 'Maneater'. JT's music is mainstream pop, no doubt. but the sound of his first single defies the definition of pop songs that record cos churn out every year (think paris hilton. and in the line up, ms nicole richie. next thing uknw, the olson twins wanna sing too!). and, i think a lot of ppl are not able to accept it at first cos it is different. justin, for a start, doesnt sound like justin. and it is not michael jacksonish. i remembered how tacky it was when he dressed and danced and sounded like michael when he performed 'Like I Love You' on mtv. that was when he was still with ms um, federline.

trailer trash aside, i'm hooked on 'Sexy Back' and although i could not grasp for the life in me what the mtv is all about, i like it. yes, i can be crazy/bias. i cant wait for the album now.

and since i am at it, i've got hold of one of beyonce's 'deja Vu' remixes, Freemasons Club Mix. super! and i think ms fergie's solo career mite turn out to be just as successful as her band, BEP. cos 'London Bridge' is rocking! i lurve my good music.

peace out.

Monday, August 14, 2006

the ego has landed

i had a great weekend last week meeting up with frens, catch up and all eventho' i cant exactly say about saturday night.

it was a meeting with a fren. the meeting was awkward at first, and tense during dinner to relax when we departed. i had to say it was a good decision made to have that meeting because it finally dawned on me why i did not want it in the first place and how drama it all ended.

i had learned and discovered a lot of things during our conversation. firstly, about friendship. friendship is a funny thing. amongst close frens, it is a love-hate relationship. don't you agree? we sometimes hate them cos we are too familiar with each other. for instance, when you're invited to some party or get together and you have to turn it down, they will get upset with you. on the other hand, we love them because we know they will be there for you even if we used to hate them. do i talk sense? i guess to continuously love your frens and not hate them so much is to be more tolerant and understanding, and be less critical about them. just take it easy

the other thing that i have learned or, should i say, discovered is that i am an egolomaniac! yes! my fren was so persistent that my ego is so huge, it is as big as a t-rex! ok, i have exaggerated a little bit but you knw what i mean?

let me tell you this. ego is not a bad thing. everyone has ego. when a person proclaims he/she does not have any ego, he/she has very low self-esteem and self-confidence. or, that they'd like you to believe he/she is a good person - not selfish, kind and understand and the sort lah, yknw.

how can no ego? puhlease! i'm fine with my ego, thank you every much. on the contrary, too much of it is like having too much money. you tend to brag about it without even knowing that you are bragging. that is bad.

so, to sum it up, it is not easy to get out of a relationship. you tend to be the bad person, you knw what i mean? as for frens who had been there for me and will continue to be there for me, i am very grateful for that and would like to thank you for all the support. and for frens who turned foes or opt to do so, i wish you all the best in life. no, i mean, wish you have a fucked up life. that's ego talk, yo.

meantime, i had posted pictures of my recent trip to tioman. man, i miss the trip. not ONLY the island, but the ppl i was with. it was so fun.

Funtastic Tioman 07-06 by Ms Sophia Siaw/Vivien Siaw

Saturday, August 12, 2006

faster kill pussycat!

i am so tired!

yes, that is a disclaimer for this post that some of you might find it 'disturbing'. or, on the contrary, agree with me one hundred fucking percent. whichever side ur on, lemme warn you that you might suffer indignity & dizziness after reading it.

hahaha.... i think i am officially 'gila' already. the cause? 3 hrs sleep last nite. urgh...

i just simply do not understand how a person could be so ignorant, selfish & insolent. i am talking about a staff of mine who has gone AWOL for two days (incl. today) already. no telephone calls whatsoever. it is hardly a surprise to everyone in the co. including my boss with regard to his absenteeism. prep talk, we've done. wage deductions, we've done (multiple times). warning, well, we have not. this time, we definitely will. we deduced that people should be given chances. but enough is enough. fyi, his mother called the office just minutes ago asking for his whereabouts.

that is preposterous.

so these are some of the questions i'd like to ask or want answers. can a person be so ignorant & selfish? can he/she not understand what is word of honour? is it so difficult to call or sms? even after you have said that you would do it? do they even understand what is the meaning of integrity?

just so you know, it is not uncommon for people to basically not 'come back to you' even after they have said it. it is like, as if the phrase, 'let me get back to you' is 'don't bother about me'. you might think it is trivial but it is your word of honour and eventually your integrity that is at stake. it is really baffling cos this is what we also known as courtesy. i guess i can't expect so much, huh?

back to my staff. i hope he is still alive. my boss thinks he is *WH4

*die for pussy

Thursday, August 10, 2006

pet couture

these are the answers to the images i've posted a couple of days ago. damn "gaya" right? and as for picture #1 & picture #4, they are dog's dinner bowls, & cat's scratcher. damn stylish, right? lucky bitches...

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

discover can travel

Dear 5 Takes TJ hopeful

Congratulations! You've made it through the first round and are just two steps away to becoming a TJ on the new season of Discovery Travel & Living's 5 Takes! To realise your dream, you'll now need to send us a short vlog (video log) telling us more about yourself and why you think you'll make the best 5 Takes TJ. We will also require you to write us a sample blog about a specific travel experience. ..........

From the Discovery Travel & Living Team

"Yippee! Hurray! Woo-hoo!" Was not EXACTLY my reactions upon receiving this letter from them. i was a little ecstatic cos of the thought of being shortlisted. later that night, a fren emailed us to say that he also got shortlisted. that can't be coincidence, right? cos all 3 of us who wrote in got shortlisted! i betcha after they've seen my video audition, they'd think again... hahaha... i remembered a fren telling me that she hates the thought of a camera following her 24/7..."some more i am so ugly" was what i remembered she said ... i kinda felt that way, too. (no, not the ugly part. mind you, she's pretty lookin' and a smart gal, too); hence, my reluctance in doin' the camera audition. ad did his in tioman which turned out pretty cool. i hope he gets it, tho'

SO, anywho...i shall let this sit for a couple of days until i come up with an idea on how to do the audition video *cringe*

Tuesday, August 8, 2006

what ARE these?

what do you think these are? ... take a minute to guess it ... answers will be revealed soon :P

Monday, August 7, 2006

head don't lie

i went for a facial yesterday. it was @ this new place i've spotted on the paper last week which, was and still is, having a promo. and that, inadvertently, made me an opportunist. here's why:

"u want to make an appointment", asked the petite receptionist at the counter whom, i personally feel she needs an eye facial. badly.

"no, actually, cos i had made an appointment a couple days ago with ms. S", i replied feeling the chill of the salon. don't get me wrong. it is not 'The 6th Sense' kinda chill. more like, cold.

"then, can i have ur IC, please?" she asked rather straight fowardly. i quickly took out my IC before she demanded it the second time with that housewifey-tone, yaknw. besides, it is rather puzzling they want my IC. Reason? Registration purpose. DUH! Pass the damn form, and let me fill it up for ya! i didn't say that, of cos.

i waited for her to fill up the form. a lady who was carrying a handbag bearing the 'curious george' monkey face on it (TACKY!) asked for direction. petite dark-circled eye gal (PDCEG) helped her.

"but, i can't see it!" she raised her voice slightly frustrated. obviously, she followed PDCEG's direction but could not find the shop she was lookin' for. it was rather unfair and inappropriate for her to take it out on her because PDCEG was very patient and kind to actually bother to give her the direction. i wish i could say this to her, "then, ma'am, may i suggest you go to the GF and look for the INFO COUNTER!"

minutes passed. a curious but slightly 'pai seh' lady walked in, and PDCEG attended to a walk-in customer who was inquiring about the ad they've put up on the paper (like i did). at this juncture, readers, you would've guessed that PDCEG was the ONLY staff at the counter, thus, stressing her out & lookin' all sad. poor gal. on the other hand, her supervisor was more interested to ACT like a supervisor instead of assisting her i.e. walkin' around, smiling & hoping to look good at any given time. interestingly enough, her supervisor turned out to be my consultant AND the one who did my facial.

"sorry ah. took so long to register," she said rather unapologetically. more like, PR "sorry" yaknw?

"it's alright." i didn't put up a fight eventhough i was frustrated for making me wait, like, 20 mins.

i followed her to a small consultation room, which she, ms. smooth-skin, Glowing-mascara (SSGM), continued asking me more questions like, smoking, drinking, do you eat fruits and the like. she went on to take snapshots of my face with this gun-like camera and instantly "disgusting images" appeared on her computer screen. and the next few minutes went on in the light of these...oily, blackheads, facial, moisturiser .... wrong.... dead skins .... *cantonese words which i really cant translate* ... blackheads .... whiteheads ... blackheads ...

she had succeeded in making me feel bad about not taking good care of my face. truth is, i knew for a long time i needed a facial cos i spotted blackheads every fucking where on my face but i had procrastinated cos i wanna save. you see, it aint cheap to go for a facial although everytime i did it, it felt worth it :p we started the facial session after the consultation that lasted 15minutes. thank God! i hate ppl bringing me down on a level that only they, in this case, Ms. SSGM, could feel good and almighty about themselves. bear in mind tho' that i didn't call her a bitch as she is deemed the savvy beautician whilst i am the apathetic, not-so-metrosexual man who doesn't take good care of his face.

*the facial begun and lasted for approximately 2 hours. the were excruciating moments like, the part where she squeezed my life out ... i mean, my blackheads out from all over my face. excruciating moment#2: where she TALKED to me! gimme a break, lady! i wanna relax not talk to you! no, didn't say that, too. i just, nod, and mumbled*

post-facial: "i think you need a glass of hot water," Ms. SSGM said. "Yes, thank you." i replied qqqquiivering. the double mask she applied on my face which lasted forever totally chilled me out. it was excruciating moment #3 ... the mask.

after i had my hot water and came back from the loo, she started her post-facial consultation. i had expected her to sell me something that might cost me an arm and a leg. and i had my mind set that i was there just for the cheap facial (not for the free gift, really). she showed me the before-and-after facial treatment by taking gun-shots of my face and surprise, surprise! it is actually cleaner!! D-oh!

anyways, to cut the long story short, i turned her down and she was extremely disappointed with me saying things like i worked so hard on your face just now (you see, her England is quite terrorful wan). i just told her the often-used reply, "let me think about it." and i continued, "i don't need the free gift actually. i need to go already cos i've got dinner." and, promptly fumbled with my mobile phone texting to nobody.

see, i went to the salon as an opportunist with a clear mind that i will not be taken advantage of by their marketing strategies (fyi, all beauty salon sama-sama strategy - give you promo price for facial then sell u absolutely unimaginably expensive treatment!). so, im an opportunist's opportunist. do i make sense?

Thursday, August 3, 2006

... of form + design


i havent blogged for a while cos i had been busy; still am actually cos suddenly i've got lots to do one after another; kinda stole some time off to update for a bit. and, i was away over the wknd for a short but absolutely rewarding & fun-filled trip in tioman island. great beach, great tan and great company! pictures will be up soon. patient hor.

i've decided to post these up cos i think they are cool.

pictures are from marcel wanders and designer guilds