December 22, 2012

Liar + bitch + wardrobe = ?

You probably gonna think this is a post on some gossips. Unfortunately, nope. It's about a book which I've been reading recently. Just finished it last night. It's called The Liar, The Bitch and The Wardrobe by Allie Kingsley.

Bought it cause I like the title.

"If you're going to step on people on your way to the top, you might as well do it in stilettos.. "

Yeap, that's what caught my attention too. Mainly cause I love stilettos :p

Here's a picture of the lovely author, Allie Kingsley. So pretty :)

Back to the book. It's about a girl who goes to Hollywood for her dream job of working with a world famous fashion photographer. Hollywood, where all the glams are. It didn't went well in the beginning. But, she believes in her passion, striving hard for what she loves. Slowly, she starts to fit in, starts to hang out with celebrities. Think it is so awesome to hang out with all the famous people? Think again. It is the easiest way to lose yourself when you are constantly over exposed / involved / indulged in all these luxuries, if you couldn't control and get hold of yourself. It can easily swallowed the whole of you if you're not cautious enough, and you'll be lost.

Sometimes you're just so comfortable getting all the attentions that you have been dreaming of getting, that you didn't even realize that you are not you anymore. You start to become the one person that you hate the most. You'll be doing all the things that you hate seeing people do.

It is you who choose your path. Nobody can force you into a path that you don't want to go. It's all about the choices that you make when you are at a crossroad. However, if you did chose the wrong path and you know it, try your best to make things right again, and who knows, you'll be able to route back to the path that you've missed, with extra experiences as a bonus (always think positive ;)). Don't ever regret about what had happened in the past. It happened for a reason.

Here's an interview with the author regarding the book. :)

Recommended read to get things off your mind once in a while, and also if you're interested to know more about Hollywood. Well of course not as a travel destination, but about the dramas that may or may not have happened there. (it's all up to you on whether you wanna believe in all these things anyway)

Do follow her on Twitter or check out her website. =)

November 26, 2012

Lemon Tree

Anyone still remember Fool's Garden?

Maybe you do, maybe you don't. If you don't, you can check out here.

But, I'm pretty sure you heard of one of their famous song, which is Lemon Tree.

Used to like this song a lot when I was young, and I always play this song with my organ. (Yes I actually know how to play a musical instrument) 

Anyway, it's just another random song that caught my attention today, and it's the lyric that caught my attention actually. (Last time liked it because of the catchy tunes) 

Happy rainy Monday :)

November 06, 2012

My dog dou dou <我的狗蚪蚪>

So.. it has been a long time since I last do a movie review. Actually it has been a long time since I last blogged too. So I guess... time to go back to my #foreveralone blogging world. Oh by the way, just a heads up, no, this is not about my dog, yes, i have a dog, but no, his name is not Dou Dou. And here's a picture of my dog =)

Back to the topic, yesterday I was invited by Jackie to go to a special screening of a Singaporean film called My Dog Dou Dou <我的狗蚪蚪>, directed by Ng Say Yong. Here's a picture of the dog from the movie:

It's so adorable! Makes me wanna hug him too! And here's the movie trailer just in case you haven't heard of this film before. (And honestly speaking, I only knew about it yesterday)

As you can see from the trailer, it's a story about a boy and a dog. After they got struck by a lighting, things start to change. The greed, what people will do for money and things they'll do to get more. The love, how it makes people (some) realize that money is not everything.

Don't really like the font color used in the beginning of the movie tho, as it's pretty hard to see and read. For those who are color blind (not me), it's gonna be hard for you to see, well unless you don't really care who produced and directed it, then yea, this is not a problem for you.

Camera shot used, mostly still shots (low angle, long shot, medium shot) well since it's a fantasy-action drama, consider quite alright, and the fact that we all already know that it's gonna be focusing mostly on the dog and the boy. Love the close up shot towards the end between the dog and the boy (that's the part that made me almost cry).

I must say the dog's acting is really great, and that it's really well trained. But, on my opinion, it was not really smooth at some part as too much cut was used, especially the part where the boy and the dog firstly met at the playground.

Overall, it was an ok film, suitable for the family, dog/pet lovers.

Like their FB Page if you're interested to get more information and updates. =)

September 05, 2012

Bad experience in Milan / Milano, Italy

It's been some time since I last blogged, and I can't believe that my first post after few months is this. I was in Milan and the police there is rude and unhelpful. The story is like this:
I was confused with their train schedule, and one 3 words sentence. So i went into the police kiosk/ station and one of the police saw me and walked inside, and another one was clicking away in front of the computer. Anyway, from the way he clicks, seems like he's playing some card game on the computer. So I said to him that I need some help. He glanced at me and continue clicking away until a minute or two later, he looked up to me. So I showed him that sentence and asked what does it means. Then the most epic answer I ever get is this: "you go out from here, turn left, and ask at the information counter". wow. So it's either he doesn't know how to translate it to english or he's racist. Seriously one sentence only, and can't even bother to help? 
And I thought last night Hostel California in Milan was the last of it. This hostel charged additional charges when we arrived and they did not state anything about the additional charge when we booked. 

Bravo Milan! Milan boleh! 

Here's what I think about Milan. Don't bother coming here. You can always do your shopping at Florence or somewhere else. And nope, no way I'm coming back here anymore.

May 01, 2012

Sexy Corset Party @ Werner's Changkat

Do you like to shop online? Heels, dresses, tops, anything from top to toe, you can get it online. Just a few clicks and you’ll get your package, all in the comfort of your home. Recently, I was invited to A Sexy Corset Party with the theme “Candy Girl” at Werner’s, Changkat. It is a collaboration of, Corset Me, and Lovely Legs.

We were given 4 coupons that can be redeemed on that night, and another 2 where we can get discounts when doing online shopping at, and Lovely Legs. 2 for cocktails, 1 for a photoshoot session by Studio EightyEight, and 1 for a makeover by Beverlyn Ooi. But these vouchers can only be redeemed on that night itself tho.

Before the event starts, we were treated to some cocktails and some snacks as well.

After a short speech by Charmaine, we were taught on how to wear a corset, and how to maintain it by Jaycee. After that, we were given a chance to try on the corsets and leggings, and have our photoshoot taken right there.

A lil introductions on, Corset Me, and Lovely Legs.'s mission is to encourage ‘looking stylish’ with offerings from selected fashion designers labels (such as DressingPaula, Kheng Yu shoes, Corset Me, CouturechicS)  focusing on dresses as they believe in to be the essence of femininity, be it day dresses for work and play, sexy party dresses for a night out with the girls, classical cocktail dresses for elegant weddings and their very own specialty, the staple outfit to suit all occasions with great style, the iconic Little Black Dress.

Besides dresses, they also offer a special selection of casual tops / blouses, skirts, pants, shorts, and accompanying accessories such as bags, shoes and jewellery in line with what they believe to be stylish.
They are committed to provide the best customer service – personal style advice, timely corresponded and prompt delivery service (24-48 hours), 15 days returns, fair prices, worldwide availability, and free shipping.

The free shipping is available for:

-          All Malaysian addresses nationswide.
-          To Australia, New Zealand, SEA countries with a minimum spend of RM450.
-          To other parts of the world with a minimum spend of RM800.

Do check out their website here or their Facebook page.

Corset Me

A corset is a close-fitting piece of clothing that has been stiffened by various means in order to shape a woman’s torso to conform to the fashionable silhouette of the time.

How to wear a corset:

Always remember to unloosen the ties before you don on your corset or unsnap the front studs.

If it is front big hook, then aligned the corset and wrap around your body. The hooks are usually to be latched on from right to left stud. Start from the second last at the bottom and work your way up then only adjust the last hook. After that you can pull your ties at the back.

If it is the small hooks, it can be at your left side or in the middle. Best hook up from the bottom and not hook down. Keeping your fingers always tapered onto the edge of your corset and work your way up.

If it is zipped-up, just loosen ties and once zipped up pull your ties at the back.

If it is just a tie-up corset then loosen the ribbons with both the loop on either side tied in dead knot before you wiggle top down into the corset and finish if off by pulling the ties at your back.

If your friend is tying the ties for you, ensure that they do not tie you up too tight till you can’t breathe or that 
the corset fabric is overstretched as at a breath, you may rip the corset.

How to maintain a corset:

-          Hand wash the corset in lukewarm water with a mild non-biological detergent.

-          Rinse thoroughly.

-          No not wring but pat dry gently with a towel, then stretch gently to regain its original shape.

-          To dry, hang your corset horizontally across a coat hanger or back of a chair, or lay it flat on an airer. Dry away from direct heat otherwise your corset fabric may shrink.

-          Do not let it stay damp for too long as that will damage the steel bones or hooks or studs.

-          If necessary, apply cool setting ironing on the reversed side of the corset.

-          Do not risk on dry cleaning. After each wear, allow corset to air out for a while before hanging it back to the closet.

-          Corset are best worn over another slip, blouse, vest, top or dress to avoid having to wash it too often as that is not recommended. 

      Check out their Facebook page for the various selections of corsets.

Lovely Legs

Lovely Legs is an online boutique that offers quality women’s hosiery from around the world at affordable prices. Their hosiery is made from comfortable, durable material that fits many different body shapes and sizes. Most of their range is an easy ‘one size fits most’.

Their goal is to make every women that wears Lovely Legs, feels confident and sexy.

They carry a large range of stylish designs, including some unique one-of-a-kind pieces. Designs are carefully selected to keep in touch with the hottest trends around. Basically you can wear leggings whenever you want, be it as an everyday wear, sophisticated stockings for a big night out, or something glamorous to party.

New styles are released regularly through their Facebook page

April 12, 2012

TheStar ePaper, yay or nay?

I would like to say sorry to everyone for MIA-ing for 5 months. Have been busy with my studies (yea.. I'm still busy right now).

So, back to the topic. Just downloaded the app TheStar ePaper for my iPhone. If you click the link using your computer, it will show you like some sort of a layout for the newspaper. Kinda like reading newspaper in a PDF format. And when you click to go to the next page, it will be "flipped" to the next page. Kinda cool in a way.

On the right side, there's thumbnails for the whole newspaper, where you can easily scroll through to look for a particular news, and when you click on the thumbnail, it will be flipped to that page.

When you hover your pointer towars the The Star Malaysia on the top left corner, it will come out with the other sub sections for the newspaper, like Metro Central, Metro North, etc etc. The Calendar, is for you to choose the newspaper date. But if you're looking for much older news, I suggest that you search for it from the official website.

When you hover your pointer towards the Table of Contents near the top of the page, there will be a drop down menu where you can hover your pointer to any news section, and there will be another section coming out on the right, showing the news in that particular section. There's an article rank, showing which are the news that have more views. The blue color box with a number in it, is the page number. Follow by the various news, and the first paragraph of the news, which usually contain summary of the news.

Anyway, that's the website version of e paper. Below is the iPhone version.

First you need to sign up for an account in TheStar website. There's a Sign Up at the top right corner of the website. After you signed up (fill in your details etc etc), then you'll receive a confirmation email. After confirming, go back to your iPhone, click Settings, under Account, click on the Free Account to key in your email address and password to authorize it. Once authorized, you can start downloading the e paper.

To download the latest copy of the e paper, just go to the "Store" at the right hand corner, and there will be a list of the latest e paper available. After you clicked on it, it will download to your phone, and will be like the print screen above. Under My Library, it will show all your downloading and downloaded e paper.

As usual, you can zoom in and out by pinching your finger on the screen. Scroll left to the previous page, and scroll right to the next page. At the bar below, you can quickly scroll through the pages instead of scrolling right, page per page. Just click on the bar, and then it will come out something like the print screen above. Then you can easily scroll through the pages. Or you can click on which news section you want to read by clicking on the arrow beside the bar to choose which news section you want to read.

You can also print screen or print the page by clicking on the icon with the arrow coming out of a box on top of the page. You can choose the printer and number of copies if you want to print the page.

To download the app, just go to AppStore and search for TheStar ePaper.
And by the way, the free subscription is only until end of April 2012. I'm not sure how much they are gonna charge later tho. In the mean time, go download and try it out. It's free anyway.

Experience of using it, well, I'm not using tablet, so it's a bit small and hard for me to read the news because I need to keep zooming in and out. But I like it because it is the same with the printed version, and it's convenient to bring around (since it's in my phone). And once I've downloaded it, I don't need Internet connection to read it. So you can just download it using WiFi, and read it afterwards. I'm sure it would be convenient for those with iPad, and all the other tablets available because of the bigger screen. However, I would still prefer the paper version. It is called newspaper after all. :p