Monday, August 29, 2011

Let's talk business.

Whilst I pretty much wear whatever I want, considering the nature of my job now; I do need to tailor my outfits according to the occasion.

This is what I wore for a business meeting:

You may recognize part of this outfit from my Samsung Galaxy Tab post here. Which, by the way, I am totally loving!

I am kind of emo-ing about the pants-- I got it one size too big, and it looks like a tent on me. Woe is me.

And it's kind of nice to be using my Louis Vuitton Alma recently again! It's actually my graduation present from my parents, but has been shelved for quite awhile because it didn't really go with my daily outfits. But I recently realized that it's such a classic bag that it actually does pull together a lot of outfits! Plus, it's a great bag to bring for business events.

Crotchet lace cropped top: Holiday in Bangkok
Belted tapered pants: Korea
Stone enamel bangle: Gifted
Sand-colored leather heels: Wittner, Australia
Bag: Louis Vuitton Alma

One more sleep till I am home! Oh, I can't wait. First thing I am gonna do is to arrange for a manicure appointment. My nails are chipped, cracked and broken. No, fashion is not glamorous. I would like a massage too, but I got my period, dang. Thirdly, a hair revamp! I caught myself in the mirror yesterday and decided that I hate my hair.

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Gothic ballerina.

One day, I woke up and felt like being a gothic ballerina. So into the office I went like this:

You may notice a sudden incorporation of flats into my outfits-- I've this paranoia of my knees giving away. T_T I blame it on incorrect posture during Bodypump classes, but I seriously feel like I've 'weak knees' now, so I am trying to lay off heels for the moment.

Am into arm accessories recently! Or arm party, as coined by the hilarious Man Repeller. One lonely night, I made an impulsive decision-- and spent a fortune on ASOS wtf on accessories ONLY. But there's extra 10% off on sale stuff! *defensive* Scored myself the likes of House of Harlow, Juicy Couture, Disney Couture, CC Skye, to name a few. In fact, my package should reach M'sia the same day as I do! *blissful smile*

Can't wait to have new jewelry to play with!

Yes, I noticed the collar of my tee is quite stretched; sue me, I've a big head.

Wait a minute, on second thought, this is the first time I wore this tee; whereas Jing has borrowed it before.

This means my sister has a big head.

I look really short in this picture. But I am not tall to begin with, so I don't know what was I expecting wtf.

Outfit details:

Printed tux sequined tee: Valleygirl, Australia
Black pleated tulle skirt: AZORIAS
Silver beaded bracelet: Teeny's
Diamante bangle: Bangkok
Bejeweled enamel bangle: Gifted
Black ballet flats (literally): Topshop
Bag: Louis Vuitton Alma

And I realized my bag was opened in all the pictures. But it's so much easier to take out/ put in things!

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

End of my quest.

Remember in this post I mentioned that I am on a quest to look younger?

It all started one night. "Baby, got lar, you've aged..." He pats my head and pulls me close. I gave my boyfriend who has known me for almost a decade a mock punch, and jokingly told him that OF COURSE I looked older now considering the number of years we have known each other! But deep inside, I was very perturbed. I don't want to look older! I don't want wrinkles and saggy skin. So that night itself I made a decision. That I am going to work real hard to attain, or at least, maintain youthful skin.

I told Teeny of my determination to preserve my youth, and of course this is a subject close to her heart. Being the tallest amongs us sisters, standing at about 5’8, Teeny often gets mistaken as the eldest (she is in fact the youngest of us three) and being older than her actual age. So we started devising a full-on strategy on ways to maintain youth, including food (anti-oxidants for the win, e.g. berries), exercise (I heard yoga and meditation is good, and my grandfather swears by Qi Gong), and of course, basic daily rituals such as sleeping early, drink lots of water etc....while at the same time try to maintain my whitening needs.

But to preserve youthful skin, we also need external assistance! I’ve scouted the market, but there are not many anti-aging beauty products created for women in their 20s. Most anti-aging products are catered for women above 30 years old, and I am afraid that they might be too rich for me.

Hence, when Olay sent me the Total Effects 7-in-One day cream to review, I could not help but feel the timing was perfect. Olay is no stranger to me. It is a brand that even my grandma used to use when she was a young woman herself. Today, my grandma is 82 years old, and I reckon she looks around 60-ish. Could it be the Olay (total) effects? Highly likely.

But Olay is quick to adapt to the times, as now Olay Total Effects understands that modern women want to be both fair and youthful looking. So they devised the newest Total Effects, a good fit for young modern women.

So into my beauty regime the Total Effects cream went.

To document how effective the cream is, I took a ‘before’ picture of my skin sans make-up. The comparison shall also serve as evidence for me to blackmail my grandma for a bigger angpao next year in the event that the product doesn’t work.

No make-up!

As you can see, I’ve enlarged pores and an uneven skin tone—signs of aging mentioned here. Also, one of my skin concerns is the acne marks left from my adult acne attack about 2 years ago. And you can’t see it from the picture, but my skin is really dry.

Enters the Olay Total Effects.

I use a dollop a day every morning. As I’ve oily skin, I usually stay away from creams and opt for gel-based moisturisers (yes, I’ve oily and dry skin, what a field trip); but the Olay Total Effects cream is very lightweight and non-greasy so I reckon it’s suitable for me (and anyone with oily skin) as well.

I usually squeeze slightly a more-than-necessary amount for my face so that I can apply the excess onto my neck! Never forget the neck people, your neck is the biggest tell-tale sign of your age!

After 2 weeks of using the product:

As you can see, overall my skintone has evened out, and my pores have become finer. Even my acne marks seemed more faint!

And now some made-up pictures of myself to redeem myself from the naked face pictures above:


So far, I am loving the way my skin has changed after using the product. Although it’s only been 2 weeks, the difference on my skin is quite remarkable. So with no further ado, I hereby announced, my quest has officially ended with Olay Total Effects. I am hoping that with continued use, I can really achieve what I set out to do—which is to maintain youthful skin while remaining fair as well.

Visit their Facebook page to share and further discover what other women are feeling about their skin!

And who knows, maybe one day, I will pass on this beauty regime to my grand-daughter too. ;)

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Why I bought the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

I bought the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 last Friday!

So I thought it'd be fun to come up with reasons for why I got it. Other than the reasons mentioned in my video here, here are 7 more reasons (one for each day of the week, heh):

1. Chilling out

I get to chill out and not be bored (and still look cool wtf). Due to my sometimes hectic and ad-hoc schedule, I often find that I need to eat out alone. What I usually do is I bring a magazine out-- but with the tab which is so light and sleek, I can easily carry it around and whip it out anytime!

This is especially true when I am in Korea now-- I am alone, and to pass time during meal-times and in the train, I play with my Tab!

2. Business meetings

One of the main reasons why I decided I need a tablet in my life. I meet so many people who ask me about AZORIAS, and I've no means of showing them our website in full glory (let's face it, seeing the website on Blackberry doesn't have the same oomph). Also, more importantly, it's extremely useful to bring out for my business meetings! Whether it is to run through files or to take notes, the tab is a godsend.

3. Makeshift camera

Picture taken at my mom's best friend's son's birthday dinner (boy, that's a mouthful!). I didn't bring my camera, so the tab was used instead. Picture is blurry because all the aunties are hyperactive and cannot stay still for a picture. -_-

4. Making videos

Blogged about it here.

5. Polaris Office

Teeny was given the task to revamp our kitchen, so we had to adhere to the budget while shopping in Ikea. Here we are, compiling a list of all the things we need.

One of the most important reason why the Galaxy appealed to me is because they have Polaris Office, an application to read/ edit Microsoft files easily. It's of utmost importance that I can handle Word and Excel documents easily because I deal with tonnes of them on a daily basis.

6. Video calls

The boyfriend is a little sad that I didn't get the iPad, 'cause then we could Facetime each other; but oh well, there's always Skype!

No picture because the video call is NSFW wtffff.
Kidding! I forgot to take a picture. T_T

7. Outfit pictures

The Tab is even lighter than my camera (the Canon S95, I am not even talking about my DSLR), so sometimes I prefer to only bring out the Tab-- it does the job of taking outfit pictures equally well!

Pastel plaid shirt with mermaid hem: Korea
Baby blue cropped skinnies: Dotti, Australia
Pink 'Honey' chain: Diva, Australia
Woven straw sandals: Topshop
Bag: Miu Miu

Bonus picture:

For those of you who wonder how tall I am..... T__T

And one more bonus reason for why I bought the Tab, which incidentally is also the deal-clincher for me-- the accessories.

1. The Tab has a USB port, which means you can plug it into your computer easily, or even plug in a mouse or a printer! :O

2. You can also buy a SD card reader for the Tab-- which means I can transfer pictures from my camera into the Tab!! This is really useful because when I travel I don't want to bring my laptop, but if I bring a normal tablet, there's no way I can transfer my pictures into the tablet (to blog). With this function, I can now survive on my Tab alone! :P

3. Coolest Tab sleeve ever

You can opt to get this tablet cover which comes with a built-in keyboard!! :O :O :O Which means I can use my tablet as a laptop (or netbook). This REALLY appeals to me because whilst a tablet is useful, I find that it cannot replace a laptop, especially in terms of typing. This stems from a phobia from my last trip to Korea where I was supposed to do an advertorial, but as my laptop died, I had to fully rely on the boyfriend's iPad (which I borrowed for the trip), and get this-- it took me 5 hours to do up an advertorial when it will usually take me at most 2 hours. -_____________- Typing a long article on a touchpad is no joke, I am telling you. But with this feature, I can plug in my mouse (remember the USB port!), and start typing away!

Too awesome.

You can choose from 2 keyboards: the left one is just a mobile keyboard, whereas the one on the right is the tablet cover I was talking about.

The Tab is now launched exclusively by Celcom:

You can get it for as low as RM1400++! I've only had my Tab for 3 days, and already I feel that my life is different wtf.

Check out more about the Samsung Galaxy Tab here!

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Ape talk.

Tweeted this right before my Planet of the Apes movie last week:

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The tweet above coming to live before your eyes wtf:

There's a story behind this pair of colored jeans! I've always wanted a pair, but I knew it's a passing trend; not to mention, I am not really a pants person. So I could never fork out the money for a pair. Then during my Melbourne trip last December, the place was so super freezing despite it being summer (I only packed cropped tops and shorts FML), that I was forced to look for jeans... And TADA, I found this pair of colored skinnies for AUD9.95 (which is less than RM30)-- SCORE!

My mom's Stuart Weitzmans-- that woman has a lot of pretty sandals.

Gray boxy sweater: Holiday in Korea
Baby blue cropped jeans: Dotti, Australia
Silver cross necklce: F21
Silver bejeweled sandals: Stuart Weitzman
Bag: Louis Vuitton Alma

I was quite affected after watching Planet of the Apes! So much that after the movie I decided on AZORIAS' new CSR (corporate social responsibility for you uninformed peo[le)-- against animal cruelty WTF.

PS: As you're reading this entry, I would be on my way to Korea/ in Korea! Am kind of nervous 'cause it suddenly hit me that this is the first time I would be traveling alone in another country (no, studying in Melbourne doesn't count). Wish me luck, and send me love! Hee.

PPS: I was thinking of what to name this entry.. and was thinking something along the lines of 'Colored bottoms', with reference to the jeans, and the crappy associative part of mine thought of 'I R Baboon', and you know, baboon> monkey> ape.. Planet of the Apes.. And I gave myself a mental pat on the shoulders because I am so good with words and associations.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Celibacy at work.

So you guys have guessed correctly for my post here! :)

Arm candy for the day.

This is what I wore for my first day to the office! Looks like I will be wearing a lot of flats, 'cause there's always a lot of running/ moving around to do. Am thinking of putting a nice pair of flats in the office too, so that for days that I wear heels, I can still wear flats in the office.

Is it totally superficial that one of the things that I look forward to in having an office is that I get to dress up on a daily basis! T_T Oh, and that I get to decorate my workdesk. *beams*

YES, I've never had my own workstation before! Being an auditor means that I was always out at clients' place, so we don't get designated workdesks in the office.

Wearing an amethyst necklace that Teeny got for me. This necklace makes you celibate because according to here, amethyst stones can protect its wearer against seduction WTFFF.

Hot eggtarts fresh from the oven.

Voting time: do you prefer flaky pastry eggtarts or biscuit base for eggtarts!

Gray tee with mint green trimmings: Holiday in Korea
Leopard print draped skirt: Holiday in Korea
Amethyst pendant: Gift from Teeny
Silver bead bracelet: Diva
Ivory enamel bangle/ bejeweled bangle: F21
Tan leather wrist bracelet with charms: Equip, Australia
Black buckled sandals: Korea
Studded bucket bag: Kate Moss for Topshop

I was feeling like I was going to fall sick for the past few days, y'know-- achy muscles, sorethroat, heat behind eyelids (am I the only one who gets this?), runny nose.. Was really worried about it because I'll be going to Korea next week, and I don't fancy being sick alone in another country. It'll be hella funny to see me try to ask the locals "where is the clinic" in Korean. -_-

But oddly enough, after having only 5 hours of sleep for 2 days consecutively, I feel better now! My body works in a funny way.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Keep this Saturday free!

Updated: I JUST BOUGHT IT!! :O

I've been talking a lot about this new toy of mine:

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But I was quite mysterious about what it actually is! Well, finally I can share now! It's the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which I am absolutely smitten over. One of the main reasons is that it's the thinnest and lightest tablet in the world! No kidding, it's as light as... a 500ml bottle filled up to a quarter?

Watch my video here to see me bonding with my tab:

Other reasons why the tab is awesome:

A few bloggers and I were given first dibs to review the Galaxy Tab before it's even in the market, but the wait is over-- the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is finally here, and is launched exclusively with CELCOM!

It will be launching starting from this Saturday (20 August, from 10am) at 3 venues:

Piazza, e@curve, Mutiara Damansara KL
Date : 20 August 2011
Time : from 10am
- 1st 300 customers can enjoy the Galaxy Tab 10.1 @ the amazing offer price of RM999!*
- 20 lucky customers will be able to get it @ an even more fantastic offer price of RM99!*
*Subject to 24-months contract on Celcom Broadband Basic or Advance. Terms and conditions.

Queensbay Mall, Penang
Date : 20 August 2011
Time : from 10am
- 1st 50 customers can enjoy the Galaxy Tab 10.1 @ the amazing offer price of RM999!*
*Subject to 24-months contract on Celcom Broadband Basic or Advance. Terms and conditions.

Celcom branch, Jalan Kempas, Johor Bahru
Date : 20 August 2011
Time : from 10am
- 1st 50 customers can enjoy the Galaxy Tab 10.1 @ the amazing offer price of RM999!*
*Subject to 24-months contract on Celcom Broadband Basic or Advance. Terms and conditions.

All at Malaysia’s best network. Visit for more information!

PS: Don't be surprised if you see me queuing at the Curve this Saturday wtf.

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