Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A for Abs, B for Beyonce

I've like 3 more days to achieve that beach body *snigger*

That snigger is to signify defeat. Seriously. Just look at Zac Efron and his super hot beach bod. I'm not even close to A for Abs. Dang.

I guess I will stick to my low-cut 3-quarters and suck in my stomach at the beach whilst enjoying the sunset. With or withour margaritas on the other hand.

While running the threadmill at the gym this morning, I quit listening to my iPod and turned on MTV which was running Beyonce's latest video. I knew she had a new single out - the internet was buzzing with the news, but I haven't seen or heard the song, "If I was a Boy."

I was a little moved by the lyrics, and the video which was entirely shot in B&W beautifully definitely created the effect - the emotions of the actors in the video came across pretty strong and the song on its own, is very strong. I am loving it.

Ms B looking absolutely gorgeous on the latest In Style magazine.

Her new video

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I am not a big fan of vegetarian food. In fact, I love my meat esp. my bak kut teh or ribs anytime. But, when I was told to try the food I shot yesterday at Organic Life Cafe at Kota Damansara, I was blown away.

Delicious AND healthy! I think I can be a convert (vegan) anytime tho' I must say, I still do need the protein in meat.











And, oh, did I said why I like about the food (above) aside from being healthy and delicious? It is also very colourful :)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

An Arse for a Face

"C3A?" asked a tall lanky guy as soon as Jon walked into the badminton court.

Jon was stumped but explained that they are not the resident. A rather stouty, piggy looking friend of Mr. Lanky intervened.

"If you are not the resident, you are not allowed to play and we have booked two courts, " demanded Mr. Piggy to Jon and Karen. Flabbergasted but undaunted, Karen explained to Mr. Piggy that my friend is a resident and he had already booked the court from 4pm to 6pm. Of cos, without the booking slip, their argument was unsubstantiated. Frustrated but undefeated, my friends walked out of the court and waited for me - I was a tad late you see. As I arrived, I saw their "long faces" and I thought to myself, "Was I late?"

But, Jon asked, "Where is the booking slip?" Absent-minded me hadn't brought the slip with me but left it in my car. I dashed to my car and back and when I got back, they shared the story with me what happened earlier. Phew... and I thought cos I was late.

So, when I was back with the slip, I'd walked straight to the hall and shoved  shown it to an uncle looking 50ish but older.

With a slight cockiness, he said, "Sure can play. Got book can play." All the while, my friends were still mad at Piggy face for being such an arse and lied about booking two courts just so their group of 8 people (or more?) could use the court that we had booked. We started warming up but really reeling mad with Piggy the bully.

Why do people have to be such an arse? I mean, do they not seriously look at the mirror first before they talk? To make things worse, aside from his face, he lied about booking two courts and hoping that with his aggression he could fool my friends. Mr. Piggy was clearly using his arse talking that day (or most days). What a *MOF SOB.

*MOF SOB = motherfking son of a bitch PIG

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I want a Storm

This baby is hot

Blackberry Storm- A Rival to iPhone? Possibleee
Release date: Christmas 2008. Hmm, a gift would be nice :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Eternal Non-Sunshine of the Whacked Mind

Quick note
The marathon yesterday was erm, in my own words, slackish. Of the 5 marathons I did this year ( I was wrong before - prev. post), this had got to be the slackiest run I've done. I walked for a good 10 minutes or so. However, IF my timing was accurate (I hadnt a watch with me yesterday), I managed to complete it within 1 hour or 1 hour 10 mins. The organiser did not predict that the total no. of male runners exceed female and had us testorone almost breathless, hearts still palpitating and muscles beginning to sore queue for our ... I don't even remember what it was for. The queue was just a little unprecendented and the record time of our arrival is definitely screwed. But, we had a good breakfast whichr eally was the best part ;)


Where I work, it is inevitable to see the people who work around you because it is afterall retail. And, where I work, it is also inevitable to see HOW people work and HOW people behave.

This morning, I have finally decided to jot down the list of songs that my "funny" neighbour likes to blast off in the morning after the mall is opened - for a good 10 - 15 minutes, and a good same amount of time (sometime more *eyes rolling*), before the mall closes.

Everyday. Without. Fail.

So, the list of songs that he would always play:

  1. Eternal Flames - variation; could be by The Bangles or some disbanded Boy Band from Europe
  2. I will Survive - the original
  3. Superwoman - again, a variation of either Karen Whites or Gary Chaw 
  4. Nothing Compares 2u - the original by Sinead O' Connor
  5. I feel Good - James Brown
  6. You're Beautiful - James Blunt 
  7. Sappy Chinese songs circa 1980s and 1990s ... sometimes, 1960s; the late Theresa Teng will be proud and my ma will love him, but, gosh, that is entirely a different story.
  8. God knows what else!
If I could analyse the list of songs he plays, see above, I think this person who can be quite friendly across to where I work is ...
  • Sentimental. 
  • Sappy. 
  • Emo ahem, Queen
  • Dramatic
  • Loves Attention (clue: the loud music)
  • Gentle (clue: mostly female singers)
I feel, too, you can sort of make a story out of the songs he constantly plays. He could be emotionally unhappy about his last relationship. See, Eternal Flames and Nothing compares to you followed by I will survive? That says a lot, no? I dont wanna know if I'm his colleagues and how it would be like. I know every morning (or evening), I am being tortured with sappy music of a heartbroken man. 

PS: I am sorry if you happened to like some of the songs above and I have inadvertently categorised you as above (bullet list part two). But, that is ... ;)

Friday, October 17, 2008

That Beachy Look

I have signed up for the Mizuno run at Padang Merbok this Sunday almost 2 months ago, I think. The thought of running another 10km didn't really give me sweaty palms nor a nervous breakdown because this will be my ... KLIM, New Balance, Adidas ... fourth run and perhaps, the final run for this year (if that made me sound like a boastful prick, please forgive me. I am not boasting, really. In fact, I think this is like my 1st ever post on marathon for 2008, the year I ran the most in my entire life LOL).

Running up (sic) to the actual run this Sunday, your thought must be that I am prepared and have trained really well for this run, yes? Quite truthfully, I haven't been training if it means several outdoor run a week and working on my leg muscles. What I have been focusing more is AHEM, my upper body muscles because AHEM, going for a beach holiday early next month.

Ok, shoot me for being a vainpot LOL. I thought if I set a goal to achieve that beach body that I have oh so unashamedly shared with my frens (I'm quite sure they've got sick of listening to me talking about getting a beach body), I may just get a beach body. After all, I read somewhere it is the secret - but, I strongly doubt if I ever get my 6-pack abs since I haven't exactly stopped myself from my char kway teows, roti canai and oh so delish fried chicken. How ironic, eh?

Back to achieving that beach body ....

This? I am not so sure :p
This maybe achieavable. 

And no, I am not planning to dress like a Gisele Bundchen drag on the beach. I thought these pics are awesome and hope to capture some, too. 

As for achieving that beach body, I might just end up looking slighly bulky LOL (I cant wait for my beach hols, tho)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

xXx much

Diesel has done it again. They celebrated their 30th anniversary known as "xXx" and the people from The Viral Factory produced a soft-porn video for its celebration.

WARNING: Do not watch this in the office (if you do not have a room all by yourself, that is). So dirrty so funny. I love the harmonica and guitar bit LOL. And the drums!

Monday, October 13, 2008

V-vava voom

I don’t quite understand (what is the fuss) with the Jonas brothers. Same like, how I don’t understand how a Palin lady can all of a sudden become more famous than when Britney had her meltdown. I guess the phrase, no news is bad news is quite true.

Speaking of Britney, she has released her seventh, SEVENTH, fragrance brand under her name (obviously) and it is known as “Hidden Fantasy”. I don’t know if I wanna smell like Britney (if I do, I know I ought to be very sick) or am interested with her hidden fantasy. Still, if there is any indication of recession, it definitely is not affecting her bank account. Have you seen her slutty video, Womaniser? That bitch is back alright - and is looking smoking hot.

You know when you were young, ok, when I was young, I used to watch a lot of cartoons and a whole lot of sci-fi TV series. The Knight Riders – I swear I thought David Hasselhorf was so cool and dashing next to that stupid car, Bionic Woman, Ultraman, Baja Hitam (don’t ask me what it is in Japanese) and of cos, V. Yes, V, the sci-fi tv series about aliens in the form of lizards disguised in human (fyi: V means "The Visitors"). I admit I was very addicted to that show and I remembered one time, I even dream about being attacked by those slippery creatures from the show.
The plot went something like this: 

I was running frantically in a forest, it was a very dark forest with a lot of spooky looking trees. Panting and screaming for help but unable to – for some awkward reason, I do not know why I couldn’t scream – I continued running from something until I fell. The next scene was this gorgeous looking lady in the God-awful 80’s hairdo with her piercing eyes staring right at me. I was terrified and I started to throw whatever I could grab on the ground at her. She hissed and suddenly her lizard tongue came out from her Angelina Jolie’s lips! Her eyes in a split second turned into yellowish green just like a lizard! It was all too disgusting especially when she started to rip Angelina Jolie’s body apart and came out as a lizard!

Of cos, that was not what I said. I couldn’t remember. I know I was like 10 or 11 then but it was still very vivid until these days. I guess I was really interested in seeing transformation LOL and I never failed to watch an episode just like Transformer or Smurf  :p So when I read that they are reviving the show, "V", on TV, I couldn’t help but hope they'd take Heidi Montag from MTV’s ‘Hills’ as one of the lizard women and the main actor, hmm, Robert Buckley aka Kirby Atwood from ‘Lipstick Jungle’. That’d be so cute, don’t you think? Afterall , they need super hot young starts to push the viewership, no?

Left: The original cast of the show, 'V'. Hotness for the costumes and the hair. LOL. Right: Mr. Sexy of 2008?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Taste Malaysia

I am lovin' this blog the minute I clicked on it. She not only takes fantastic images of the food she cooks, she writes well and I dare say the stuff she cooks is delish!

Just look at it yourself? (Or, I am darn hungry, I dunno)

Kuih Bahulu. Nobody makes Kuih Bahulu so stylish

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Bravo TV!

It's FALL in the United States and the start of fall brought plenty of gloom to Wallstreet and the outlook of the economy is not pretty, which I sort of expected few months ago but not to this effect, really. In fact, it will only get worse in the months to come. So be prepared to tighten your belt and I think we all MUST eat, pray and love more. Hehehe...

Anyways, on a slighly brighter note, most TV stations in Hollywood had kicked off almost all the new season for most TV series ie Desperate Housewives, Dexter (yay!) Heroes, Grey's Anatomy, Prison Break, Amazing Race, etc. Project Runway season 5 is already in it's 12 episode and is almost coming to an end - my top 3 favorite has got to be (in no particular order), whiny, arrogant, insolent Kenley, the lovely Karto Momolu (I love her name which is simply great for a fashion label, no?) and of cos, the geeky, nervy, Leane. Who do I want to see win the title of top designer? Perhaps, Leane but I feel more for Kenley's retro quirky chic designs.

Aside from Project Runway from Bravo TV, I am currently hooked on 'Top Design', the reality show in finding Top Interior Designer ala Project Runway. The reason is simply too obvious to mention *grin* tho I wasnt really thrilled before until of cos, Ad finally introduced it to me on youtube no less. And, there aint no turning back since.

Last week's challenge was a triathlon challenge and it was also an individual challenge to all contestants - finally, a calling to most designers cos for the past weeks, it has all been group challenges and many of them are frustrated because it could not show their talent entirely.

Challenge #1 - The Chair Challenge. Fav challenge of the 3 cos I love seeing transformation of things (I get a kick out of it, that's why design shows never failed to get me all worked up). The winner, Nathan, deserved it and the person come really close to him has got to be Eddie, the primadonna who's work can be quite Martha Stewart. I think he pairs really well with Wisit (he's j'adorable lol). The 2nd challenge is really more on styling a dining table -  I used to do that quite often back in my old co and am missing it much. And, the last challenge is to transform a space, white boring space, to something stylish but using only garden accessories.

So coool. I could go on but if you are like Serina C who loves Interior Design (see OK magazine, Msia ver) don't miss this one. Here are some trivias of the show: -

  • Todd Oldham has been bumped from host to the Tim Gunn role as mentor, where he definitely belongs. In his place as host is India Hicks, who Bravo says "is the daughter of famed interior decorator David Hicks and Lady Pamela Hicks" and "has enjoyed a successful career as a fashion model." She has also published two interior design books: Island Life: Inspirational Interiors and Island Beauty.

  •  Judge Kelly Wearstler, the irritatingly chic designer (I called her irritating cos of her voice!), is a mother of two has her own firm in Los Angeles, KWID, (AKA House of KWID) and the author of two design books, Domicilium Decoratus and Modern Glamour: The Art of Unexpected Style. A self-confessed Christian Louboutain shoe-fanatic (with 30+ pair), Kelly has two other, yet to be titled books set for release in 2008, one of which will showcase her grande home in Beverley Hills. F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S! (ok, well that's just my musing ... but, goodness, look at her) source

    I thought she tried tooo hard in the show to be fashionable (sometimes), no?

  • Jonathan Adler! Most famous for his potteries work (I love the iconic horse stand for a table lamp). Get his style tips all from his blog here