Monday, September 29, 2008


I'm so disappointed in you. After all these years of hoping that you'd change. All my hoping that you'd earn my respect. All these years. And now my respect for you is at an all-time low.

I'm sick and tired of your excuses. I'm tired of making excuses for you. I'm tired of being sensitive to your needs when I know the same conversation will occur again. I'm tired of repeating that no, you're loved and you're appreciated. I'm tired of hearing you complain that no one loves you. You're blind to all that is around you except yourself.

Know this. Without you, life still goes on. Don't push us or we'll push you back. I've said all I need to say, done all I need to do. Enough is enough. It stops here. Grow up.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Facebook tagging

Its interesting, this Facebook thing about tagging. We can tag ourselves and our friends in photos. Others can request to tag your photo if their friends are in a group photo with you. I think its pretty cool. Recently, a friend of mine requested to tag a photo of mine that included her friend (whom I didn't know). Apparently, we were at Xin's wedding dinner together.

But then again, sometimes this tagging thing can be hilarious, especially if your friend becomes a darabuka (read: middle-eastern drum that accompanies bellydancing). Yes, you read right. Julia Sim became a darabuka. And I was at the particular photo hunting high and low for her! You know how the tagging is done by placing a square around the person's body part/object? Julia Sim was the square around the drum! Want to know something stupid? I thought she was hiding behind the drum so I was searching very carefully for signs of Julia behind the drum. Aiyo. See the photo here. But please sign in first! Facebook that is!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Where to go this weekend...

I think the Bangkok-ians are incredibly gifted and creative. They use what little they have to improve their surroundings. I've been to shops that are little more than grills and concrete flooring but with a bit of draping here and there, add to that some run-down furniture with a fresh coat of paint, and everything is bright and sassy. The same can be said for their clothes, handmade, and home wares. Its simple, yet hey, why didn't I think of doing that?!

So, I'll be there. Checking out the scene. And looking for inspiration.

Parisienne Flair

I like the French. They are a hoity-toity, nose up in the air bunch. But they possess a certain quality, that i-don't-care attitude that I really, really wish we could see more of in Singapore.

Here's my two-cents take:

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Old Lace

A friend of mine enlightened me to the use of this term: "Old Lace". It means spinster, which is an unmarried woman of mature years or who has passed the standard marriageable age and is still unmarried. Oh well, you get my point. However, this post today is not about spinsters and their ways, although I definitely have a lot to say on that point. But that is for another post altogether.

Today's post is on old lace. Literally, old or vintage lace. I came across these and they were so lovely I had to share it with you.

1. Vintage pillowcases that are simply too beautiful from customhouselinen
2. Vintage lace necklaces from dejarnette
3. Gorgeous lace lamp shades by Caitlin Holcomb
4. Lovely vintage lace shrug by Holly Stalder

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Beanie and I

Soap and I had a great time at Wei's on Saturday, together with her husband Tim, daughter Beanie, Wei's cousin Jasmine and her other Norwegian half, Stian.

We had a bbq IN the house, with dear Soap cooking the food. And then we all watched the movie Spiderwick, during which Beanie kept asking numerous adult-like questions that tickled me and almost drove Jasmine crazy. So cute lah.

Little Beanie thought Soap's name was "eh, dear", coz I kept calling him "eh, dear" and she went round piping "eh, dear" whenever she wanted his attention. It was so funny!

Jasmine (whom I had the fortune to bump into after so many years,
at the tai-tai function in April)

Stian, Tim and Wei

Beanie and her "eh, dear"

Darling Beanie...I love her!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

I saw Victor Wooten!!

Its raining bass players I swear. I saw Corey McCormick, Eric Ingram and Casey at the DrumFest over the weekend. And then today, I saw Victor Wooten! Woot!!!! Argh! I'm in high heaven! We took a picture but i'm still waiting on Sherri to send it over. Hurry up gal!

I think he looks like a teddy bear. He's not that tall, but he has arms the size of tree trunks. Imagine all that power going into playing the bass. OMG. I can't wait for tomorrow.

Tomorrow is the night of the SMV. The night where three bass greats come together to rock the Esplanade stage - Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten! Yahooo!!

Okay i think i'm high on red bull. I had vodka redbull at Harry's this afternoon (i think drinking in the day is such a luxury) and then more vodka redbull at Supperclub where Joyce, Soap and I met up with Stevie to talk about performing there. I drool at the thought of Supperclub, I love the decor, the space, the toilet (yes the toilet where you can see out and others can't see in. You've gotta be there to see it!) and best of all, the events room! I can totally see the Gamma Rays album launch there! Can't wait for the negotiations to start!

Mmmmm...i'm too tired to post more pics so I'll just plead procrastination and upload them tomorrow!!! wheeeee.....

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Get on the Chungking Express

No, its not the movie starring Tony Leung Chiu Wai, but rather a Brit trip-hop outfit calling themselves Chungking. I'm totally in love with their sound, their vocal harmonies and well, they're really easy listening :)

This song is called "Following". I first heard it on the Nip/Tuck soundtrack. Very nice.
This youtube video however is a montage of shots from Grey's Anatomy.

Another favourite song of mine from Chungking is "Come with Me". I really love the vocals on this one, especially the backups.

Okay I know this is so out of point but I MUST share this with you! I recently bought the Ice Flower Aqua Water Drop Pack from The Face Shop. Its a face mask that you can put on just before you go to sleep. It rehydrates your skin throughout the night and you can wash it off the next morning.

So I tried it the very day I bought it and guess what? The next morning after I washed it off with my regular cleanser, my skin felt plumped! I'm not exaggerating. Its like wow!! And it only costs $25.90!! And don't you just love the term Ice Flower?! Okay okay, i'm getting too hyped up over this mask, but if you're looking for a rehydration mask, this does it!

The Yellow Ribbon Concert is officially over. I won't miss the constant waiting for the prison gates to open, for the prison officers to come get me etc. But I will definitely miss my girls. I couldn't divulge any personal information to them but I told them to google Gamelan Asmaradana when they get out, and try and get my contact. I really wish you girls all the best!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

where did the time go

I just got back from Jon's farewell party at the Swissotel Stamford. There were like twenty people in that hotel room with loads of ice-cream, donuts, chips and of course, not forgetting the alcohol. Phew! I'm knackered. Because of the long wait at the Singapore Expo for the Yellow Ribbon concert from early evening on. I was there at 5pm and only managed to leave after 10pm. Sigh. Have I ever mentioned that I hate waiting?! However, as a result, I managed to spend more time with my batucada girls. Which, on hindsight was great. I just think its sad that I can't follow up with them after the end of the concert.

I think I'll miss them. I can't help thinking what they'll do when they get out of prison next time. Sigh. All this melancholic thinking just means its time for bed...BUT!! Before I go off to slumberland, this quirky jewellery designer goes by the name of Elizaveta, and her pieces are just way off the charts. Specially for those who love big and chunky accessories.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Mid-Week madness

Its the week of the Yellow Ribbon Concert. For those who didn't read the last blog entry on it, its this Saturday, held at Hall 10 at the Singapore Expo.

I just had a rehearsal with the girls today. They have come a long way. Its only been three weeks with a grand total of 5 rehearsals and you should hear them. They sound pretty darn good. I'm so proud! Its very touching to see how much enthusiasm they have. They rehearse in the mornings on their own and I didn't even need to tell them to rehearse! How I wish all my other students were like that!

My post wouldn't be complete today without uploading some stuff I found while trawling the net. I like these ideas for coat or clothes stands. They're so cute and pretty. Won't mind all of them in my house one day!

I also like these photos from the Sartorialist and garance-dore. One has such a lovely smile and the other such a delightful colour on!

And these umbrellas hanging overhead would make a great centerpiece at any party instead of boring old garlands and coloured paper with fairy lights.

Bringing back memories of my childhood are these pictures by Laurie Kang. I love my dad very much and these pics are so apt, for me.

I've recently created a new photo album on Facebook, called "I Heart". Collected in it are all the pictures that have touched and inspired me. Hope you go look at it and tell me what you think!
Facebook facebook. I can't believe I'm still hooked on that thing. By the way, I can't stand those people who randomly add me. OMG, can you imagine people with names like PRAWN TAN??!!! WTH!! I mean, is that even your real name?

At least you had the decency to add a photo of your face, not some nice cute fluffy animal. Did those people really think that nice fluffy animals would increase their chances of getting more friends?!?! Heaven forbid!