Object of desire of the day

Consider me tardy to the party, it’s kind of late to be falling in love with a dress that was presented last year. But over the weekend while shopping, this Dolce and Gabbana dress screamed out my name…

Sadly, this dress did is slightly out of my means. SIGH! Because it is so beautiful. Actually, I loved everything in the store a lot. I think as of right now Dolce & Gabbana is my favourite designer du jour. They are bold yet undeniably feminine.

Usually when I go shopping I hardly buy stuff. If I do they are highly likely to be more basic crew necks because it’s so hard to find standout pieces to fall in love with. Then when I finally do encounter true love, I can’t have it! That’s life! 😀

Shady Business

I had wanted to Tumblr this but for the life of me I can’t figure out how to post individual photos in the same post without it being a photoset.

The sunglasses below are truly an object of beauty. And beautiful things must be shared. Quite surprisingly they are by House of Harlow, which has built up its reputation over the years but never quite won be over until now.

Amazing right? After looking at this, every other pair of sunnies look so mediocre to me.

Price vs Quality

Wow. If I had money to spend I’d defintely splash it out on this. It costs 642 pounds though. A ridiculous amount of money for a blouse. Do real people actually spend so much on clothing? It is very beautiful isn’t it? So quirky and original, yet so delicate and luxurious. I don’t often encounter things I really really love but I just adore this. Argh I think I know what I’ll be dreaming about tonight..

The only thing standing between me and this blouse, is its hefty price tag. Isn’t 642 pounds just a bit too expensive for a blouse? Even the finest silk can wear and tear. I can’t bring myself to accept the price. However this blouse is sort of one of a kind, substitutes are not readily available, so I don’t really have much choice. Which is what I face with almost everything I like actually. Either I live without the item or fuck caring and just buy it. But it’s my mother’s money so I’ll feel kind of guilty afterwards.

Also the old adage is always to invest in accessories and spend less on clothing. So technically this isn’t a very good investment.

Well that’s just too bad. I swear I would have worn this every day.

Now Playing: 22/5

I just put together some songs I am in the mood for right now on my iTunes to play on loop.. Thought I would share it with you here as well since this blog is bordering on extinction. No that is not what I hope for it but at the rate I’m going..

Special mentions for Justice, simply for being the pioneer of their craft. And Death Cab for the super addictive riffs. And Smith Westerns for the stunning guitar solo. And one last thing, Steve Aoki should stfu. You don’t see Justice trying to sing -.-

Thank you.

Just a few observations:

1) Why are people still queuing for Koi Bubble Tea? Why? When there are plenty of substitutes out there? I’m not saying to go buy Sweet Talk which I admit is inferior with their syrup and pearls. But for example in Clementi, there is a Taiwanese bubble tea shop called OK Tea directly opposite Koi. I’ve tried OK Tea a couple of times and it is really good stuff, no less than Koi. Despite this, Koi Clementi continues to see relentlessly long lines. Business at OK Tea is brisk but in no way comparable to Koi.

Well, to me there can only be one reason for this.

People do not taste with their taste buds and do not think with their brains. Given two bubble tea choices of equal taste and standard, they cannot judge for themselves what they like. Instead they follow blindly the Koi craze and join the hundred other Singaporeans in the line to get their cup. Which is absurd to me when just across the pavement there is equally good bubble tea with no waiting time!

It’s like they PREFER to stand in the heat, they PREFER to waste an hour of their day standing around for just 10 minutes of pleasure, they PREFER to pay unreasonable amounts of money for an unreasonably priced-drink. … Compared to waltzing up to the OK Tea counter, whistling while making your order and then, still in high spirits, collecting your awesome drink.

Whatever it may be, it’s their prerogative, even if they choose to suffer. I’m not going to stand in those idiots’ way.

While I’m all for good food and good drinks, the Koi craze is too ridiculous for my comprehension.

2) I went shopping today at OPI because I wanted to buy the new set of Pirates of the Caribbean colours. I really like the muted colours in this collection. But that’s not really the point. The point, is, that while I was browsing the colours, there was this lady standing there giving herself a full manicure. Read: two coats of nail polish plus topcoat! In other words she was openly freeloading off the testers. It was disgusting. Had she no shame? The sales assistant went up to her and told her that if she wanted to paint all her nails she should buy a bottle home and take her time there. She said ok, but still continued with her manicure. Wow I’m just so stunned and shocked that people like this exist. She was from China by the way.

Fave wedding of the year

Sorry for neglecting! I haven’t had much to write about. But for the sake of updating I will come up with something, anything, to write about right now.

It has been quite the season for wedding bells to chime hasn’t it? My favourite wedding so far is hands down that of Christine Fan and Blackie Chen’s. It seems wrong to favour this over the royal wedding that was so fairytale-like and undeniably every girl’s dream. But 范范 and 黑人’s relationship is the sweetest love story. When they got together 10 years ago, I never thought they would last. They seemed to be from different worlds. On top of that, I had the biggest crush on 黑人. Along the way they definitely had their doubters, which 范范 sang about on her song 黑白配。Youtube it, it has the cutest lyrics too. Anyway now I think they are super compatible and 黑人 is going to be the best husband to 范范. Their love for each other is so deep, it makes me believe that love does exist outside of TV shows and movies.

Here is their wedding video. It helps if you understand Mandarin, because 黑人 made the most touching vow and I bawled my eyes out at that. Wow to have someone say those words to you. Who wouldn’t?

Vow:

在今天我正式把你娶回家

这是我十年来每一天都在做的梦

让我美梦成真

我能娶到你是上帝给我最大最美好的礼物和祝福

我能拥有你就是上帝给我最棒的坚贞

我会爱你永永远远

到天堂都要一直在一起

永不分离

Anyway from the bottom of my heart I wish them all the happiness in the world. They truly truly deserve it 🙂

Most Beautiful Women Hong Kong

Sorry for the short hiatus, I’m back bitches. Continuing with our Asian focus, today I present you the most beautiful women in Hong Kong. I’m currently planning a short trip to Hong Kong in July with friends, to shop till we drop so I’m really excited about it, hence this post 🙂 I love how some of the most beautiful women in the world agreed to deviate from the conventional idea of beauty and shoot these photos. Hongkongers just have an effortless cool about them. Enjoy!

I’m obsessed with Angelababy now. Before, I was pretty WTF about her name. But she’s so cute/pretty/hot, anything goes seriously. This is her below:

Ok and of course my all time idol Cecilia Cheung. Sooo pretty + stylish.

I wish I had a godmother like Carina Lau! She is the picture of sophistication. What every woman should strive to be 🙂

Isabella Leong

Qi qi.

Faye Wong

Shu Qi.

Singapore GE 2011

Finally, the weekend is here for me to take a breather. It won’t be a very deep breath, because I still have a mountain of things to do, but since it’s a Friday, I’m just going to relax a little.

With this free time, I finally have the chance to share MY views on the General Elections 2011. I am not of age to vote, but I still have an opinion. It isn’t very much because a lot of people have already stepped out with 2000-word essays in defence of the PAP and they’ve pretty much said all there is to say. I am here today to just randomly rant about all the things that have angered me.

Its true, last night, I was in fits of anger and rage, so much so that I was unable to fall asleep. Why? Because last night Nicole Seah spoke at a rally for NSP, during which, she ‘broke down’ and cried. Um, ok, whatever Nicole. To me it was an overreaction and exaggeration especially for someone who usually puts on a cool face and speaks with conviction. So, which side of her is fake? I don’t want to be an inhumane bitch, but her crying really put me off. You want to be a leader, but you’re not displaying sufficient maturity or leadership qualities very much at all. If she’s crying NOW, I’m afraid to see how she is going to handle the future! And if by any chance, the tears she was crying were fake, then that would be another story.

I don’t wish to spend any more of my (limited, as mentioned) breath talking about this girl. I’m going to quote xiaxue, who wrote a short and accurate summary of Nicole Seah,

“Pros: Knows how to insult PAP to ginormous cheers.

Cons: Attention-seeking whore with grumpy face.”

It may be a bit biased, but it made me laugh while nodding in agreement. Xiaxue hit the nail on the head.




Regarding xiaxue’s point on Nicole Seah insulting PAP, this is true for ALL opposition parties. Yes, everyone wants to be a leader. But are they doing it for the right reasons? And are they using the right methods?

While I do not doubt their love for our country (for even I, a mere citizen, a nobody, NOT running for election, love my country and its people deeply), their approach has not convinced me. I do agree that Singapore needs a strong opposition to keep checks and balances on progress, but few of the opposition candidates have proved to be worthy. Until then, my vote (figuratively speaking) remains with PAP.

-Caliber of candidates

What I cannot stand the most, is that some of the opposition candidates are not even able to speak proper English! This is absolutely unacceptable! And Low Thia Kiang even chose to deliver his speech in dialect! Am I supposed to find that publicity stunt AMUSING? How can I readily support such people in parliament? I’ve met people like that before and they are loud, crude, kiasu, and most of all POWER-HUNGRY. And now there are a lot of them trying to contest!

Ang Yong Guan (SDP) at a recent rally, while he started off in English, it gradually veered off into hokkien territory, with BAD HOKKIEN JOKES which he kept repeating. His speech would go something like, “Tia wu boh?? (Can hear or not?) *Insert bad hokkien joke about PAP. Repeat. Because he thinks it’s so funny he has to say it twice.* Tia wu boh?? Tia wu boh??” Such is the depth and wisdom expected from a minister.

-Choice to vote Opposition

What I am afraid of is that because they seem more ‘down-to-earth’, they will probably appeal to a lot of lower-income groups of people who probably understand hokkien better than English. But once again, this is unacceptable! Compare these speeches to those made by our PAP ministers. Pick anybody, and note the difference because a PAP speech is substance and foresight, while opposition parties provide no concrete plans, just a vague picture of ideology in their minds, and they think that once they take over, Singapore will become a PERFECT country! When all they say is, “SHOW US THE RESERVE ACCOUNTS! TELL US WHY THE YOG EXPENDITURE WENT OVER THE BUDGET!” over and over and over again! And their supporters will start cheering! Absolutely ridiculous!

-What makes a leader?

These people are not cut out to be LEADERS. Leaders are people like Goh Chok Tong, who are well educated, well read, speak well and have a large network of contacts. Only certain people are fit to fill these shoes and a lot of them don’t understand that.

-Ungrateful Singaporeans

And this frustrates me most of all! I am so disappointed in the number of Singaporeans who are so ungrateful for all that Singapore is now. On YouTube, opposition rally videos can get up to 70000 hits, whereas our PM Lee Hsien Loong’s lunch time rally at Tanjong Pagar only received a pathetic 1000! And the number of dislikes heavily outweighed the likes. What are Singaporeans so dissatisfied about? Are they just too bored with their lives in the midst of the success our country is experiencing? The number of opposition supporters this year is ASTOUNDING!

-Opposition thinks we overspend

Another thing that really really really pisses me off is how some opposition candidates do not support the idea of the IRs in Singapore. They keep harping on not being ‘left behind’ but without these IRs Singapore cannot experience economic growth and the rise in quality of living! PAP is arguably more westernized and they understand the need for such entertainment and lifestyle hubs in our increasingly cosmopolitan country. But the opposition parties will probably be like, “Hah? Disco tech ah?” and decide that it will be a waste of our country’s money and not develop it. This is what I’m afraid of! Urban lifestyle will go downhill!

-Conclusion

This year’s election has been very ‘noisy’ for me. There is a lot of unnecessary ‘noise’ by ‘noisy’ people. My piece of advice? Check yourself before you wreck yourself. PAP has been in business longer than you have. Do you really think that they don’t see and feel the same problems? For problems to be fixed time is needed. So chill the fuck out, opposition people.

That said, I would like to add that I am NOT completely biased, like I said earlier I do wish for a strong opposition, comprising of capable people like Vincent Wijeysingha, Sylvia Lim, even Chiam See Tong, to name a few. They just need to get their act together and eliminate the weeds. Also, come up with an ACTUAL CONCRETE PLAN. I cannot support opposition at all during this year’s elections. But I am excited to find out what they have to offer 5 years later.

I am really nervous about the results tomorrow night, because from the depths of my heart and soul I STRONGLY BELIEVE that the Opposition is unstable at this point in time. They cannot lead now!