Thursday, March 26, 2009

Vanity Fair's Women

I was on and found a spotlight on the magazine's famous female portraits by famous photographers. I've selected my personal favourites to share with all of you *Drool*

I want one of me too, preferably naked on a horse like Gisele here... :P

Gisele Bundchen

Keri Russell

Eva Green

Olga Kurylenko

Selma Blair

January Jones

Monday, March 23, 2009

Low Intensity

Photo courtesy of

I thought I'd help spread the word just a little...

Today, I discovered that 2 old friends of mine in Singapore have formed a 2-man band and have decided to take their music to the streets of Orchard Road for the simple pleasure of public enjoyment and receiving some raw exposure for their original songs. I've known these guys since high school and I've always known that both of them are extremely talented. So as I follow them on their busking adventures, striving to give local music a voice, I hope those of you back in my homeland will follow along too and perhaps even swing by one of those tunnels and take the time to check these guys out! Much love to Mark & Jason! Great job guys!

Saturday, March 21, 2009


"The people you love never go away..." - Ciel

Friday, March 20, 2009

Recession Makeup Tip!

During tough economic times, one has to re-evaluate their spending habits. Starting a new job also means, re-evaluating budgets. I've discovered a fantastic place to buy affordable makeup. I was hesitant at first and decided to buy some brushes based on several online reviews & recommendations - They are only $1 EACH!! I also picked up their mineral blush, Mineral Booster and their studio contouring blush & bronzing powder. With a promo coupon, I got 50% off my order and the package was shipped promptly and arrived in my mailbox yesterday.

I used the brushes today and was happy with the purchase! Soft, dense and very blendable. The mineral blush had great pigments, easy to apply and blend and is packaged awfully like Bare Escentuals. I also got the Mineral Booster because I accidently left my Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil behind in Canada but this one works just as well, for a fraction of the price! I've yet to use the contouring blush and bronzing powder but I'm sure I won't be disappointed.

It looks like I'll be buying some of my cosmetics from here - since many of their products are only a dollar a pop. Shopping online for makeup isn't too hard afterall! :) Go check it out!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Back in the City

There are mixed feelings about being back. I miss the comforts of home. Home-cooked meals, the company of family, the cuddles from the dogs, the driving, the never-having-to-worry about laundry, food or bills. I will also miss TNT Supermarket, Shoppers Drug Mart, mega large grocery stores, cheap & very good sushi, good dim sum on weekends and the list could go on.

I am excited to come back to the big city and start a new job. In these times and this industry, I'm so blessed to have something and have great people who believe in me and who are rooting for me. YAY Employment!!! :D Here's to new opportunities...

Friday, March 13, 2009

Picking up the pieces

A week of unpacking & packing has left me and my aunts exhausted. I've had the bittersweet opportunity to go through all my mother's things - mind you, she has a lot of things. My mother was a sentimental woman, who kept everything she felt reluctant to part with. This applied particularly to her clothes & accessories.

My mother was an extremely fashionable woman with a walk-in closet that overflowed into guest rooms and mystery miscellaneous storage places which till this day I'm sure we have yet to uncover. She was blessed with a fabulous sense of style and taste and as I go throw my mum's beautiful wardrobe, I feel blessed to keep many of the pieces that remind me of her. From clothes to shoes & handbags, accessories & jewelry, my mum spared no expense to her passion to fashion. I've been fortunate enough to keep some pieces which I may never be able to afford.

Going through my mother's things was an emotional but fun experience. I found clothes and accessories from the 70s and 80s, which we laughed about. Items that only my mum could pull off because if we even tried, we'd look like clowns. I found pieces which I'd hadn't seen in years since my childhood and others which I've never seen in my lifetime which she still kept. It made me miss her more but also comforted me, in knowing that she's with me every time I wear something of hers. I found things which have made its back way full circle in the fashion cycle: pleated pants anyone?

It's a blessing to me to have had to chance to do this with my aunts. I think she was watching from above and laughing along with us. I miss you Mum. You had way too many things but so many have since benefitted from them. I love you.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Hello Dr Marten, let's get reacquainted...

Photo courtesy of The Sartorialist

My Dad got me these exact boots ages ago from a trip to London. I wore them fervently during my teenage 90s grunge phase and retired them when I graduated to wearing "girly" shoes much to my Mum's relief. I think its time to bring those babies out.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Fun, Laughter, Peace & Joy

There probably isn’t a person in this room who wasn’t touched by my mother’s incredibly infectious spirit. My mum was a spontaneous and passionate person, who filled our lives and the lives of those around her with a constant supply of fun, laughter, peace & joy.

That used to be a phrase I shared with her growing up. Whenever she inquired about my intentions for doing things – I’d always respond to her in a sarcastic, teen-angst fashion, the words “for fun, laughter, peace & joy”. She soon picked up on my adolescent humour and would retort those words back to me whenever I asked her the same type of inquiring questions. She always knew how to give a great comeback.

My mum had a never-ending supply of energy and ideas. She was always quick on feet and had an imagination that could fill libraries of storybooks. Her stories and quirky analogies and ideas have never ceased to entertain my Dad, my brother and myself. Growing up with mum was never a dull moment and she made childhood a fun and creative time, where the imagination was always encouraged to run wild. I credit all my creativity and passion for fashion and art to her. I am living her dream and I am proud to do so. I can only hope that she is proud of me and that I am doing a good job as she would have if she were given the opportunities I have been so blessed with.

My mum brought life to our family – she gave my brother & I life, she’s the love of my father’s life and she’s always the life of the party amongst her friends & loved ones. Everyone delighted in her as much as she delighted in them and I’ve seen so many of my mum’s friends and family who have been touched by her courage and strength. She fought a good fight.

Little did she realize that those 4 words: Fun, Laughter, Peace & Joy were the treasured elements which she brought into our family and shared with so many of her loved ones and friends. Fun, laughter, peace and joy followed her wherever she went – from Singapore all the way to Vancouver and along with that she boundless energy and passion for life, love and living to the fullest. And now, she’s going Home, where Fun, Laughter, Peace and Joy will follow her all the days of her eternal life where we will all meet again.

Mum, you are home. We will miss you so much. We will always love you.