Jan 29, 2008

how rousing

a rousing extract from what i've read today, just minutes ago:

WASHINGTON — Senator Edward M. Kennedy implored Americans on Monday “to turn the page on the old politics of misrepresentation and distortion,” as he placed the aura of the most prominent Democratic family around Senator Barack Obama’s candidacy.

Mr. Kennedy praised Mr. Edwards and Mrs. Clinton as friends, but he presented his endorsement of Mr. Obama in a deeply personal way. Seldom does he mention his brothers, both of whom were assassinated, in public appearances. But he made repeated references to them.

“There was another time, when another young candidate was running for president and challenging America to cross a new frontier,” Mr. Kennedy said. “He faced criticism from the preceding Democratic president, who was widely respected in the party,” a reference to Harry S. Truman. “And John Kennedy replied: ‘The world is changing. The old ways will not do. It is time for a new generation of leadership.’ ”

“So it is,” he added, “with Barack Obama.”

*go to the new york times for more coverage. =) florida TODAY!

Jan 26, 2008

shoes, etc.

1. some recent good movies:
-i am legend (its will smith...)
-3.10 to yuma (PLS PLS WATCH THIS IF YOU APPRECIATE GOOD ACTING!!)
-american gangster (yet another crowe movie, but def sth to crow about HAHAHAHAhaha... -_-)
-cloverfield (breaking movie conventions. for real.)


2. YAY lovely lovely.
i must say i do have a pet peeve regarding bals, which is that in taka, near the jimmy choo store, there is a HORRID brand with 'B' monograms masquerading itself as Balenciaga. PLS. if they cost only 3 figures (100+ i mean), would they really be able to show at fashion week? AND. balenciaga prides itself on understated (ie NO MONOGRAMMED BAGS), high quality TREATED leather. and i dont think you can treat leather to the point that it becomes canvas.
ohwell.
in any case, if you are walking around in the taka basement looking for food, take the escalator a few flights up, and check out what's got me fuming.

3. on to the topic of this post:
SHOES.
i know i promised a post aeons ago...(i also promised one about the house, and xmas, etc...failure lah) but here i give u a nice PREVIEW of the things to come!
its january and spring/summer is upon us once again! not literally, just in the fashion world. in the meantime we shall wait for the clothes to actually roll around to singapore, following which we'll wait another decade or so for the trends to actually catch on... more on that on my 4th point haha.


D & G handpainted organza Kirsten pump.
OMG. really just lovely, outstanding, classy, artistic, all at once. this is a sturdy looking creation that sacrifices, NOTHING, really, in its pursuit of wearable art. i love it tons, and i think the combination of colors, even, is very pretty. right down to the paint n the wooden heel.
worth the $$$. as long as there's detail. and of course, who can resist something HANDpainted?! very reminiscent of the colorful bags i posted up.. er, ages ago.


CHLOE suede and patent leather python skin heel.
what a combination of materials! but more than anything, i love the bright colors that have been appearing (except on the new vuitton bags...great to see them going down the ah soh drain) and this is a great statement pair of shoes! you can even see the texture of the suede (its orange, if you cant tell) and it is absolutely lovely.
the closest i have to that is
my PEDDER RED pair of patent ballet flats with a satin ribbon YUM. ballet flats are YET another timeless item.


EMILIO PUCCI ankle tie heel.
pucci is SO underrated and undertheradar BUT the extra pink details just stand out against the vermillion, and i LOVE the stars at the tails of the ties. DETAIL DETAIL DETAIL. thats what people pay good moolah for!

4. leggings.
i'm so sorry, but on the earlier topic of trends catching on, WHY ARE PEOPLE STILL WEARING LEGGINGS!!?! IT IS DISTURBING I TELL YOU. undoubtedly, they are cutesy and can look very classy, but that is really completely over. if you wear the 3 quards i guess its less of a crime, since singapore IS very hot, and the proliferation of tunics kinda makes they necessary, somewhat. but people need to shy away from covering their legs..
DARE
TO
BARE
spring/summer is upon us, and they call for lovely colors, bare legs, painted toenails, loose hair...
that means i need to update my own wardrobe too. unfortunately, i have barely any time for that, and have not done so in half a year, AT LEAST. debbie says all i wear is black...so i shall gradually change that. GRADUALLY. start with hits of color, like a bright tank, or a gorgeous rich colored bag.

5. COMING UP:
MY HOUSE (i will try), XMAS (yay people photos, finally!) and STATEMENT HEELS. collated from like, EVERYWHERE.

6. i wish i could be more personal on my blog, but i just cant do it on a public domain... =(.
i am more melancholic these days...but i'm sure theres a reason for every change.

Jan 19, 2008

memories


a53 gathering at cafe del mar...with a special cameo appearance by mr ho!!!! altho i didnt talk to hi m much, i still feel the class is complete with him. i miss them all very very much; the sardonic jokes, the mocking, the americaaaaan jibes, etc. too many memories to be listed, but when recalled, never seem too far away for vivid rememberance.
we were really in a class of our own. class AHAHHHAHAH!... -_-


bye joel! he and davin and ivan were off to serve the country, leaving nicky and my bro matt behind. an appropriately-chosen carnivore was our venue of choice and my thoughts and prayers lie with the army boys.
i remember so many times with joel, when we all were kids and went on holiday together...with matt, camille, charles, et al. and more importantly, we ALWAYS went to sunway lagoon cos the kids could be left alone and no one needed to get on a plane hurhur.

in the meantime, school has started and a slew of assignments are lined up all over again, a flood of recurring MEMOS..and i dont mean last sem's memories..thou they are undeniably both in the same category of FORGETTABLE. SO! balance is key...remembering that church, family, friends and school are all parts of my life. and of course, a most difficult lesson, but a terribly valuable one, that God is the centre of it all.
heard it before? yes.
trite? maybe.
any less true? NO WAY.

Jan 9, 2008

#1 post of 2008

welcome to the new year.

for me, its been absolutely a blur; packing day and night can easily lead one to bouts of existence in the twilight zone. moving house has been hectic, draining, and overall a terribly memorable experience.
from the GARAGE SALE to the PACKING to the UNPACKING to the UNVEILING OF THE NEW HOUSE, its all been very exciting for me.

1. Garage sale.
it was the most surprising of the package, as people responded so positively to the adverts and to us. we sold TONS of stuff.. mostly at 5 to 10 bucks, gave away even MORE stuff (talk about a nonprofit strategy!), and managed to make a very VERY sizeable 2k considering the low sales prices. well done family.

2. Packing/unpacking
i was by far the MOST disorganised and slowest in the family, given the amount of stuff in my room. ridiculous. i gave away close to half my wardrobe...YES GAVE AWAY! but i also managed to relive many old memories as i looked through my old letters, cards, presents, and awards. oh well. all the more i have reason to restock my clothes and bags!
unfortunately, the new house gives me half the wardrobe space i previously had...sneaky parents...

3. The New House.
very very exciting! i had the chance and privilege to design my room! the interior designer was probably the most annoyed with me, as i rejected all 5 of her proposals for my room HOHO. however, i have to say i am pleased with the end product. hteres tons more stuff to add in: rug (?), cushions, paintings, ETCETCE.
GOOD NEWS FRIENDS: i have junked al my posters...BOOHOO so no more bsb, rhcp, robbie, sugarray et al. heres to er... more sophistication LOL

4. 2008
ive barely had any time to think about what id like for the new year and my goals, althou thankfully i have set my spiritual ones already. the rest, i supose ill take them as they come. OH YES!!! i did very decently for my exams, which if you ask jx is nothing short of a MIRACLE thank you GOD! cos he was with me before the exams (24--48 hours before contracts) and i really was at a loss. so this is really somehintg to be thankful for!!

also, another addition to the BALENcIAGA BROoD:
i just needed one with the giant hardware. this was gorgeous and the hobo is SOOO lovely. mine's in brown. :)



in the meantime, have a good sstart to the new year everyone!
cheers.