Thursday, October 28, 2010

Before My Time Ends

The title isn't meant to be morbid. On the contrary, it's meant to stir on some uplifting, soul-searching thoughts. I'm currently halfway through my book, 'Eat, Pray, Love' by Elizabeth Gilbert and it's about a woman (the author herself) on a journey of self-discovery as she travels across three very culturally different countries. As the title of the book aptly suggests, she eats her fill (and more) in Italy, devotes herself to prayer in India, and I haven't reached this last section of the book yet, but I'm assuming she does a whole lot of lovin' in Indonesia. [I don't know how this ended up being a book review!]
So anyway, she does all these things that I'd never be able to imagine myself doing and it got me thinking, what would I want to do before my time here on earth is over? And so I made a list, as you do in such situations :)
In no particular order, I would like to:
1. Travel to a sickly romantic place like Paris, or Venice, or Rome (are only Europeans romantic?) and kiss like a teenager with my lover. Kiss as if no one is watching. (and no one probably is because they too are too busy sucking on their lovers' faces)
2. See at least one of my garment designs come to life- from my sketchbook to my wardrobe (or maybe even other people's wardrobes!)
3. Ride a hot air balloon :)
4. Cook a full three course meal from scratch. Dessert included!
5. Ride a tandem bike with my lover (preferably same said lover from #1) around a beautiful city (preferably also in the same sickly romantic places as in #1)
6. Witness the magical sight of turtles coming up to shore to lay their eggs. Also wouldn't mind witnessing little baby turtles as they struggle (oh so adorably) their way from shore to sea.
7. Catch Lifehouse live. This seems so petty, but I previously made a list of the bands/singers I had to watch live in my lifetime and I've managed to cross off most. Lifehouse is currently top of the uncrossed list.
Okay, I can't think of anything else for now. I'm sure more will come. I'm also sure that some will also seem less important ten years from now (like, maybe #7...maybe)
See, told you it was an uplifting post :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Couldn't Be More Random


A simple remedy to lift the spirits. Just what I needed :)

Photobucket Loved the way the light filled the room is all.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Dog Tulip

This is adorable! It's a 60 minute animation about a bachelor who finally manages to find his dog, Tulip. I love any movie/book/(thing) that are about dogs and would buy/read/(whatever) it just because it's about a furry four- pawed friend :)
Don't know if I'd be able to stand a full 60 minutes of squiggly line animation though..

0:37 cracked me up

"Sometimes love really is a bitch."

Monday, October 11, 2010

Couple Dress Up

Chris and I attended his friend 's wedding last night so it was an excuse to pull out the new dress I got from my last trip to Australia! Hoorah!
The wedding was pretty sweet. They video-recorded the proposal process and played it for their guests to watch. I have to say, the groom really gave it his all. Now that's the kind of man to marry! *Coughcough*


Dress: Dotti; Shoes: Charles & Keith; Clutch & Belt: I got it from my momma! Almost everything I steal from my mom's wardrobe is 10 years older or more. True vintage :)


Say hello to Mr. Handsome. I even renamed this photograph Mr.Dashing haha. I don't care if he's dashing only to me! I will dash whoever I want to dash!


This One's For The Boys

Actions speak louder than words. Everyone knows that, or at least everyone has heard that saying before. But you know what, sometimes, words scream the point across.

Maybe I'm not making sense. I'm talking about compliments, boys. Compliments to your lady, your special one, your love's duet (Enchanted fan, anyone?) Every girl likes to hear the occasional "You look beautiful" or "You're amazing" or to slightly more hippie-esque couples, "You're like, totally awesome babe" *Peace sign*

Us women are a slight paradox. We are complex yet simple. Complex in that we sometimes overthink/ read too much into something but simple in that it probably takes only a small gesture from our men to solve the problem. I'm referring here specifically to relationships.

Seriously. It can't be that hard to say a sweet thing right? To go the extra mile? Key words being 'the extra mile'. Women need more than just L'OREAL to feel worth it. They want their men to make them feel worth it. In fact, if their men aced that area, L'OREAL would probably run out of business. What's so difficult about saying a few words that you don't normally say anyway?

A girl could be confident in herself and the way she looks, but sometimes she just wants to hear it from you to know that you actually noticed that she did something to her hair, or that she's put on some make up, or she's bought a new dress. We do a lot of these things for you after all (although we hate to admit it), so shouldn't we at least be acknowledged for it?

I, myself, as a [happily] attached girl, think we should.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Cuffed Jeans Make You Look Shorter. Meh Who Cares?


Top: Olio Folio; Jeans: Dotti; Shoes: Orbit; Bracelet: Sportsgirl


Probably one of my favourite earrings. It looks somewhat 'Ah-Ma'-ish but you know what, Ah-Mas are cool!

So anyway, still am jobless :) And after countless horror stories from my working friends, I would finish my off my previous sentence with "...and happily so."

Nonetheless, it doesn't mean the search stops. Have to start working eventually and the ever increasing guilt every time I want to purchase something with my parents money (again) is pressuring me likewise. Had an interview with Club 21 a few days ago and I think it went well. What happens from there, is an update away. We shall see :) Let's hope the next update starts off on a happy note!

And no, Club 21 is not a nightclub.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Oh So Coco

I've blogged about her before but I just can't get over how great she is!! Girl crush!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

They're Comfy!

Cardigan: Coco Latte; Pants: Supre; Belt: I got it from my momma!; Shoes: Aldo; Bag: Louis Vuitton; Bracelet: Gift from Janey!

Apologies for the really blur picture. Came back after a really tiring day and quickly asked Chris to snap this for me on my handphone's camera. Curse you lousy 5 mp camera!

I bought these pants a while back when I was in Sydney but only finally wore them last night for the first time. They make my ass look long, as do all back-unpocketed high-waisted pants do. Chris had a good time making fun of me saying "So how long did you go jogging for in these?" while casually tugging onto my pants. Harumph. I stand by my pants!

Just as every Croc sandal owner would say in defence at least once in their Croc-wearing days, "They're comfortable!"