Sunday, December 27, 2009

This week's Music Bath

This week I've included two vastly different pieces of music. Vitalic 's One Above One is a breath of fresh air in today's crowded dance music repertoire whilst Max Richter's beautiful instrumental On The Nature of Daylight must be listened to. It is strangely sad yet inspiring.

Hope you enjoy both pieces. Merry Christmas and spend the rest of the 2009 wisely.

Vitalic - One Above One

Max Richter - On The Nature of Daylight


Saturday, December 26, 2009

Hooray for Plus sized girls, Surrealist paintings and Fantastic furniture

V Magazine will be launching their Plus Size January 2010 issue. I actually thought both were the same models, only just photoshopped, but on closer scrutiny (and after reading the captions, duh!), I found out both were different models. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't their plus-sized model not really plus-sized? They should have chosen a model with more meat to represent most of the plus-sized women now! You judge for yourself.

See the photos here ----- "One Size Fits All"

These are some gorgeous surrealism paintings by Russian artist Vladimir Kush
Would love to frame these for keeps.

New Year is coming and other than the impending resolutions on my mind, I also have the idea of new furniture. Though these would have to stay in my dream house for now...

(items below by Loyal Loot Collective)
One can never have enough of storage...log bowls!!!!

aww too cute!!! finally something masculine yet feminine. You know what I mean.

(items below by Slovenian designer Nika Zupanc)

Phonique sofa and Tapisserie sofa (single) in c minor. Doesn't look comfy but sure as hell looks amazing.

I can just imagine this house-warming kitchen scenario with Mrs Dalloway here:

Overzealous houseguest: "Hey where's your stove? You guys don't cook?"
Lo and behold, I open this mini hot plate to the awed gasps of my guests.

I'm not kidding. I really really really really want this cool fashionista/kitchen item for my house. Dream pad or not.

(items below from Mooi)
This oblique bookshelf can't house much stuff. But then again, its for my DREAM house.

Love love love this smoke chandelier.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

My first and only Christmas mail of 2009....

...comes from (surprisingly) a male cousin of mine. Come to think of it, he's my financial/insurance agent as well, so it isn't that shocking after all.

Its been hours since I tore open that square piece of envelope quickly but carefully and I can still feel that pumping excitement of getting a piece of snail mail from someone.

I remember going through my mental phonebook, scrolling up and down, thinking who could this be from. There were a few suspects, though the sender was surely a pleasant surprise. And he thoughtfully penned a short paragraph to me and my family instead of just writing Merry Christmas-seal envelope-affix stamp-send and made my whole family (we were in the lift, see I couldn't wait to get home to open it!) smile.

So thanks Jeremy for the wonderful wonderful card and for making my day!



Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas is coming...

I made a New Year's resolution to send out Christmas cards this year and guess what? I have! OMG am so excited right now!

I took some pics of the stuff and cards (yes you do get presents through snail mail too how about that!) I sent out (will post them up soon coz I just wanted to get this post out today). Hope you guys like what I got for you!

For those who didn't receive anything from me, there's still next year!!

I've been thinking of setting up another blogsite dedicated just to snail mail. I definitely do not want letter-writing/paper mail to die out!

What have you recently got in the mail other than adverts and bills? Any letters from your friends? Cards?

My grand total of letters from friends and cards is....TWO. And both were wedding invites. Sigh. There is really so much pleasure derived from reading a letter ON PAPER. It would really make my day. *not so subtle hint...LOL*

I believe in paying it forward, so before paper mail makes my day, I should make the first move and send out paper mail!

What would be a cool blog address?


Ideas are welcome!

I just googled and these are a few websites that deal with their love of snail mail!

And look out for more snail mail coming your way this year!! (methinks I need an address book)

On a solemn note..RIP Brittany Murphy. You will be missed. I loved your wacky antics on camera and your smile.

Way too many celebrities are leaving us this year.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dragonfly, JB and Enoki mushrooms

I know they don't really go together, but the title of this post pretty much sums up my life for the past two days.

Monday night, Soap was asked to sub for Velvet band's drummer at Dragonfly, so we were there from 9pm to about 5am. And when we got out of the place, not a cab was in sight. For the first time in my life, I've to wait for a cab after clubbing (sort of). Don't ask me what time I woke up today.

St James seems to have undergone a revamp. Otherwise, its been a pretty long time since I've last been. Check out Dragonfly when I first walked in.

Cool huh? Looks super classy. Or maybe its my camera.LOL.

And because I was there for so long. I pretty much started playing around with my handy camera phone.

I tried to zoom in on Soap but my camera's zoom like sucks lah. Anyways, you can just make out Soap's face without his usual smile coz he's very very stressed. LOL!

I especially love this one of Velvet's bassist, Xiang. Colours damn nice.


Kaili aka Jolin. lol.


If you're thinking why they look so familiar...its because all of them are from the most recent season of Superband!! Hahaa...Soap included!

Out of point but I must say I really love my phone. I think the camera is damn power!!! Don't you think so??! All the photos in this post were taken by my wonderful phone!! okok back on course....the post continues....

So when we finally got up the next day, we decided to go to JB before Soap's overseas leave expires on Thursday. I bought three pairs of gorgeous heels. I can't wait to wear them but they are so high I just know I'll get calf cramp!

Here's one of them. Love the soft buttery leather feel of these gorgeous grey heels which translates to no blisters!! woot~

Soap bought 3 tops at Padini at great prices (don't we just love sales) and we got Christmas gifts for his siblings - they liked their gifts. phew~

For supper, he cooked this Enoki mushroom dish that was a complete gastronomic delight! (my fellow Enoki mushroom fans - Xin and Cindy will be so jealous)

Needless to say, I finished the whole dish! yum yum~

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Smile for the Day, Vid of the Day

When I saw this, I just had to upload this and share this with you guys!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Deathly Hallows Preview

The preview is out. I can't wait!

Dh Preview One - The best bloopers are here

Smile for today, Vids of the day!

I just saw this on youtube today. Made me smile so I thought I'd post this and make YOU smile!


talk to the moose...moose ah ah ah moose!

Just watch. And be entertained.

Ear Bite - Funny Bud Light Commercial - For more funny videos, click here

Okay technically this won't make you smile unless you're a guy.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

This week's music bath

I think I've found the next two songs that will be on my repeat list:

Here's Adam Lambert's soaring and gorgeous vocals in "Time for Miracles". What caught me and has since been holding me captive starts from the bridge of the song all the way to the end. I swear it gave me goosebumps.

Ke$ha's Tik Tok equals dance-anthem worthy in Phuture!