Archive | June, 2010

Flirt with ghd IV styler and Phytostory

27 Jun

The secret to styling anime hair and keeping them up the whole time….Presenting

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Phytostory hair wax series

I’ve been using Phytostory’s Freeze pitch (for spiking hair) for awhile now and liked it better than Muk coz it’s easy to ‘dig out’. Muk is dryer, making it harder to dig it out and apply evenly on the hair

The ghd hot iron coz is actually so friggin’ expensive but I just can’t help it but fall into the temptation of getting hair products everytime I visit the saloon,  especially the ones that the hair stylist used on you and you’ll be like ‘WOW… I think I really need that!’ Plus, it must be good since hairstylist in Malaysia actually asked me about this ghd thing when I told them I’ll be going to Oz.

After looking at ghd’s website, only did I realized that I’ve seen their campaign before during SATC2 and I actually thought it was pretty gay -__-

Choose your destiny

Thought of heading to Latt for Yuko, but apparently she left last year 😦 (that’s one less favourite hairstylist I have now). So went to Sui for Kate instead, which was good coz she always knows what I want and I love her edgy style.

I found my new look from this magazine..

That’s when Kate took out the ghd iron and omg, the iron does make a difference. My hair can now fly up and last the entire day *woots*. So, no regrets in spending $299 for that……. for now.. :p

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Flirt with a stranger on the train 2

24 Jun

It’s nothing like the first one this time around. As I grew older, I realize I become more paranoid. I guess its understandable now why aunties makcik nenek always tend to hug their bags or their possession close to them whenever they are out, and freak when some stranger merely glide pass and unknowingly be in contact with them.

I left work early today. My carriage was almost empty, it was just me and this other chick. As I was about to isolate myself from the surroundings and into my Puzzle Quest world, that chick came right at me and

“Hey.. could I borrow your phone to call my mom to let her know where I am. I lost my phone 3 days ago”

*Gasp!!* Wasn’t trying to be judgmental but dodgy thoughts came waving into my mind.

1) She looks dodgy

2) She’s got scratches and stuff on her hands (constantly get into fights?)

3) What if she runs outta train with my phone when we reach the next station

But then I thought, hmm maybe it’s not such a bad idea if she stole my phone. Then I can make a report and file for a claim (my phone’s insured). But then I thought again, I really want my sim card though. It’ll be such a bitch to have to get another one.

All these self conflict thoughts happened in seconds and I then hand over my phone to her.

“Oh.that’s a nice bag you got there”

(Stresss… that’s what they usually do. They try to be friendly with you and get you distracted and then RUN)

She had the phone on her ear for quite awhile and mentioned that she couldn’t get through.

“What’s the next stop?”

(This is getting way to dodgy, she must be pretending not being able to get the line while waiting for her stop and then RUN)

So I decided to check if she was really making a call by saying that the phone line’s been acting weird lately and I took the phone from her just to check the network. Yups, she did make the call.  *phew*

“Maybe I should try texting”

Her texting lasted for 5 stations!! and I’m beginning to feel more and more uncalm by this.

“This is actuallly quite a cool phone.. I like it.. maybe I should get one too”

(AAAAAAHHHHHHHHH..she’s so gonnna make a run for it)

“Oh msg sent through.. ok thanks!” passes phone back to me.

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I couldn’t help but check what she sent..hehehe

So much for having to call her mom… ‘my boy’

Flirt with Hwaro Korean BBQ~

23 Jun

Right side of the table - Side dishes

The BBQ PIT - Looks like Adelelau wana steal da mushroomssss

Left side of the table - Seafood pancake and Kimchi soup (our mushroom's burned)

Hwaro reviews were right, GOOD FOOD, SMOKY, SMALL PORTIONS (for the bbq meat), PACKED ON WEEK DAYS, and LOTSA KOREANS…… 😀

Me and Adelelau were probably the biggest eaters (over ordered for 2 person…as usual)  and healthiest (we had tea when everyone else ordered jugs of beer)

Flirt with Imogene Barron

23 Jun

I wish I have her job: Imogene Barron. She’s a fashion director for Yen and Dazed&Confused magainzes. Plus stylist for Lee, MTV…fashion director in Fashion Week for Gorman and Jessie Hill.. ahhhhhhh…

Was looking through her portfolio and I end up making a replica of the Lee’s Spring/Summer 2008 Campaign. I’m selling the dress that I’m wearing in my online store. It’s brand new and I’m getting rid of it coz I’ve got a similar one (it was one of those impulsive buys >.<)

Minimalistic and quirky..

For 'Supernova' Yen No. 34 Magazine

'No safety helmut' tribute to Helmut Newton for Oyster Magazine

'Tiah in Adidas' love want #2 (Imogene makes pregnant lady looks hawttt)

Jessie Hill Spring/Summer 09 Lookbook (want that...cape-thingy!)

Flirt with losing your head

21 Jun

Losing your head

Flirt with Accessoire de Mode

20 Jun

Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti open toe ankle boots

Sunglasses: Chloe black trim sunglasses

Bracelet: Tom Binns for Disney Couture – Alice themed multi chain bracelet

Ring: Aurelie Bidermann Gold Plated and Patina gold ring

Bag: Villador Large bow shoulder bag

Perfume: Chloe eau de parfum

The illustration is inspired by Freja Beha’s look by Patrick Dermarchelier for ‘Urban Renewal’ in Vogue UK. Love her edgy looks. She’s probably the only runway model out there that’s got 16 tattoos on her body.

For Interview mag 'Tough Ballerina' with photographer Craig McDean. Wearing Alexander Wang, Roberto Cavalli and Ann Demeulemeester.

Flirt with a lil’ piece of heaven

20 Jun


“It’s indulgent, sweet, cold, rich, and there’s a lot of variety. It’s refreshing. But I think mainly we like it because it’s a relatively inexpensive way to pamper ourselves.”

Bob Roberts

My dose of pampering for the weekend..Laurent’s ‘Le Canotier’..

Indulge in Le Canotier's Gianduja chocolate mousse, feuilletine, flourless almond sponge & joconde sponge

Check out the packaging, they charge 50 cents more for take outs -__-

1st column : Monte Carlo, Bora Bora, Rubis, Folie 2nd Column : Bahia, Pecan Tart, Trio, Christine

Laurent's Dacquoise cake for my Surprise B'day .. and I thought it was some psycho killer banging my aptm door then, trying to kill me for playin' the cello

Flirt with my Domo lookin’ heels

20 Jun

Top: ing. of Causeway Bay Mall

Leggings: Graniph Online

Bracelet: MARNI

Heels: MARNI

Ropes: Sportsgirl

Absolutely love these ‘double monster face’ heels, got it half price from Japan 😀

When I first saw it, kinda reminds me of Domo Monster (^o^)

I bump into Domo-kun at Hakone while he was doing a commercial shoot. Was quite random especially when its at a quaint town and out of nowhere there’s this big brown thing. Shooo cute!!

A very excited Domo-kun

Flirt with Japanese Robin Hood

20 Jun

After 50 gb of downloads, I finally got around to watch ‘Goemon‘. 5 seconds into it and I knew it was my kind of movie 🙂


Like Robin Hood, Ishikawa Goemon was a legendary bandit hero who stole gold and valuables and gave them to the poor.

Goemon used to be a Shinobi that was trained by another legendary hero,  Hattori Hanzo. Sounds familiar?

i can tell you with no ego, this is my finest sword. If on your journey, you should encounter God, God will be cut.

Hattori Hanzo made an appearance in Tarantino’s Kill Bill 2 as a sword maker who has retired to be a sushi chef. Despite taking an oath to never make another sword, The Bride managed to convince him into making another for her to kill Bill.

According to the ‘legend’, Goemon was known for being boiled alive after a failed attempt on murdering the warlord Hideyoshi. However, the movie shows that Saizo (another Shinobi and Goemon’s friend) pretended to be Goemon and died in his place.

The "Goemon-buro" ("Goemon bath")

"Lookin' a lil pale there, pal"

Jun Kaname as Mitsunari.. oh so evil and hawttttt >.<

What’s interesting about Goemon movie is that it’s based on feudal period of Nobunaga and Hideyoshi with a touch of modernistic bit with its random dancing.

Random dancers entertaining Goemon

Similar to A Knight's Tale?

Some line dancing

Like Kung Fu Hustle's random axe-holding line dance

or maybe some Beyonce's break-it-down moves!!

Another interesting and very important bit about it is the amazing COSTUMES! The costumer designer is Australia’s very own Tina Kalivas and was nominated for Best Costume Designer at the Asian Film Awards.

Origami-ish.. Love it!!!

Tina Kalivas' sketch

Veil for her wedding gown

Tina Kalivas herself

A peak into Tina Kaliva's S/S collection this September

Collection inspired by the culture and beliefs of the Native Americans

Also known as the Totem Collection

Tina Kaliva's Neoplasticism-inspired collection

No wonder they got her to do Goemon, its so Yohji!

Patchwork floaty halter neck dress

The black halter neck dress is currently on sale (60% off!!) at Beloved … Think I’m might get it 😛

Flirt with a stranger on the train

18 Jun

I did not literally flirt with a stranger but did chat with one. As usual, I missed my train by a split second and was sitting at the bench for the dreadful 15 mins wait. I was too engrossed in my iphone game that I didn’t realize a dog came sniffing around my leg. Her name was Kleo  – like Cleopatra but with a ‘K’, says the owner. And his, was Justin, which was revealed much later during the conversation.

Justin: You’re aren’t afraid of dogs? are you

Me: Nopes!! *starts patting and ‘molesting’ her body*

Kleo reminded me of Henrietta aka ‘Henry’, which is Steph and Craig’s dog. I babysat her once when Steph went for her Alicia Keys’ concert, and O.M.G is she one strong bitch. Good thing Pinky lionel was there to help.

I even tried to drag her while she was pooping in the park because a raccoon suddenly showed up and if you watch Family Guy, you’ll know what raccoons can do.

Justin: Hey Kleo.. you want some meat?

*digs his backpack for a bag of meat*

It’s like those corned beef that you get over the meat counter by weight.

Being a typical girly girl, I started aww-ing and saying words of praise on what an obedient dog Kleo was. (if only Coco could have some of that -__-)

Justin: *sniffs* Oh my Kleo, looks like I’ve to brush your teeth tonight…. you kinda smell like…. alcohol

Me: oh….em..that would be me *SHY!!!!*

It’s friday! and I had my first ‘drinkin’ in the office on a friday’ experience. You know you’re in the right working place when everyone drinks your favourite beer 😀

*Train finally arrives*

Justin: Well, it was nice meeting you..here Kleo, say bye to this lovely girl

I hop on the train, looking for the seat with the pile of mX to see what nonsensical news thats in store for today.

30 seconds later…

Justin: We’ve decided to join you

and thats when he finally introduced himself…

Agenda

His car broke down and have to take the train. The car was actually from hire and he got it because he need to travel somewhere for his exams. Studies in VU

Background

His family are or used to be the largest shoes manufacturer for Myer. He himself owns 12-15 pairs and grew up with shoes. Did not mentioned any brand names.

His dad and uncle are  one of the top 10 marketers in Aussie. They started 13 magazines (he mentioned that they did it in their 30s and now they are in their 60s making that 30 years ago?), and 11 of those magazines still exist. Mentioned BRW and Chamber Commerce as one of them.

Lives in South Yarra and have another big (yes, he mentioned this word) house in Prahran

Situation Analysis

Took a break from working and decided to go back studying. He had worked as a stone mason, own night clubs, advertising, IT and medical receptionist. During his high school days, he scored ‘###’ for maths and science, making him one of the smartest kid in Aus. At 16, he was a marketing pioneer.

He started Australia’s first dance party called ‘Earth Call’ sometime during 1994-1996. His night club business with one of his friend had a return on investment of $20 million each. That friend was a Thai Prince named ‘something something sing’ but died in the 90s.

Being a Prince, he only learned how to boil an egg when he was 21. Justin mentioned that his family is in the royal line as well with 3 generations of royalty but his family chose not to show it. Plus, he wants to be independent and not wait till he’s 21 to only know how to boil an egg.


Current Progress

He’s under a medication that sounded like ‘Clamax’, which is to stop smoking. Side effects: memory loss. He mentioned that the medication had affected his study as he used to score 98-100 marks but is only able to achieve 94 now.

I enquired about the treatment and he explained that the medication helps you stop smoking by closing up the 4 brain receptors and will cause head pains if you smoke half a stick. It sounds like the Clockwork Orange and he reacted in a ‘No No, I’m not insane.’

Clockwork Orange is a film by Stanley Kubrick. The film shows the use of the Ludovico technique, which is a form of aversion therapy. The violent patient will be given a drug that induces extreme nausea while being strapped into a seat, forced to watch graphically violent films for two weeks. By the end of the treatment, the patient will experience nausea every time he conduct or encounter violence.”

He planned to continue this medication for the next 2 weeks but in smaller doses. He will use the razor knife to cut it into half.

He also showed me his chipped front tooth and is currently waiting for a family friend to come back to fix it for him because its cheaper.

Objectives

Believes that one can either be a rich guy poor guy, or a poor guy rich guy. He chose the latter.

Findings

He found a sapphire the other day and it got offered USD150k. I enquired about how he found it and he say ‘I just dreamt about it. I’m good with this kinda stuff.’ He also has a collection of rubies and opals.

He mentioned that his grandfather also has such talent and left 3 huge (he repeatedly demonstrate the size) emeralds.

Unfortunately, he couldn’t find the emeralds because his grandfather hid them.

Appendix

Figure 1. An impression on how Justin looks like