Tuesday, April 23, 2013

L.O.V.E - Nat King Cole (Advertlets Team Cover)


  I meant to blog about me singing couple of days later as I will actually be going in to Wanted Symphony's Recording studio later today to record a few covers. So while practicing in the office during lunch earlier today with my colleague, Josh had a brilliant idea of singing and recording all 3 of us - doing a rendition of Nat King Cole's L-O-V-E.

  I first heard of this song at the age of 10 when I was watching Parent Trap and I thought it's a beautiful one!


Let me know what you guys think! - p/s: I come in from the second half of the song onwards.
Feel free to leave a comment - mean, crude, nice and sweets ones, whatever, all are welcome!!


Click HERE to hear it on YouTube!!





xoxo

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The 10 People I Want to Kill

I am a nice girl most of the time. I prefer to stay as 'hi-bye' friends rather than enemies. I hate fighting with people and will go all out to avoid doing so. You get the picture. For me it's make love not war.

But, like with many other things, there are exceptions.
Very often, I find myself wanting to kill these 10 kinds of people below*:
(In no particular order unless stated)



1) K- Pop (korean pop culture) and people who like it.

I can't differentiate the candy-looking boys and the girls most of the time!!!! And do you even understand a word they are singing, you young little innocent Malaysian? You just like it cos its 'in' and its cool... At least YOU think it's cool.



2) People who eat slowly.
(I'm talking about a minimum of 50 chews in the mouth per spoon before swallowing)

Josh Lim is a very good example of this. He takes about 40mins to finish a bowl of salad and at 20mins my hands usually have this weird feeling of losing control and planting a slap at his face shouting OYY FASTERLAH!! LOL. I CANNOT stand kids who take forever to finish their food, let alone an adult. That's why little Natasha's blood pressure goes up a little each time she realize I will be feeding her. I did also read an article somewhere that chewing one's food long enough will result in better digestion and it somehow contributes to better weight control. I say, screw that shit and save me some time!



3) People who lie to show they are rich or pretty.

If you did plastic surgery or have went under the knife, admit it. Don't trick people into believing that you are born with it. Do yourself and other people some justice please.
Also, if you don't have that much money to afford that expensive bag or that imported car, don't flaunt it. Nobody expects you to be rich. You can be middle class and cool and still make people envy you. You don't need to be rich to be pretty or cool.



4) People who always think they are right - often the same people who claim otherwise.

I come from a family where every single member think they are always right and never wrong. Yes, it's miracle how I have yet to suffer from high blood pressure or heart attack. You it's bad enough that they always think they are right and never wrong? Wait till they try to impart their opinions on you - how you are ALWAYS wrong no matter what and how they are ALWAYS right. AL-effing-WAYS.



5) People who Go back on their word.

I don't trust or hang out or want to have anything to do with this sort of person. I can't rely on someone who is unreliable. Get it? That's the last thing I need in a friend which I very gladly can do without.



6) Betrayers.

Among all the 10 types of people I want to kill, the above mentioned is one I want to kill at their childbirth if possible. If only I could go back in time to make sure they will never be born. Hate is an understatement. This is abhor. I am not a 100% loyal human being - I personally think that such a human being doesn't exist. To err is human, to betray is a bastard. I don't believe in bitting the hand that fed you - it's still okay (at some point) to not show gratitude or appreciation when it's due... But to betray is just simply terrible. Enough said. Nothing good will come out of my words if I were to continue explaining.



7) Backstabbers

With betrayers being the number 1 most hated by me, backstabbers follow suit. Betrayers are the one who "walk the talk" and backstabbers are the one who "talk the talk". My point has always been if you had enough balls to say it behind a person's back, make sure you have enough balls to say it in front of the person too.



8) Braggers

I cannot sit longer than 2 minutes with a bragger without feeling the strong urge to slap them on their face shouting SHUT UP YOU MOFO!!! My theory is simple. If you are really that great, rich or successful you don't need to talk about it because people are able to see it :) It's really that simple!!! Do you not notice that USUALLY the real successful, rich and great DO NOT talk about their success but instead tries to hide from the limelight? As the saying goes, empty tins make the most noise :)



9) Keep saying they are fat but keep eating

Like seriously? You keep asking me how to lose weight but you keep eating and posting pictures of it on instagram and then refuse to do any excercise and--and--and what did you say about wanting to lose weight? I say, hit the gym, cut down on the calories intake and spare my ears!!



10) Sohais - now this one in particular is quite general hence I have come up with some examples.

i) People who argue without supporting evidence or facts.
When come across this particular kind of person, chances are, I would just slap them then and there or when at a professional setting (work), I'll just laugh quietly to myself and let them go ahead with their plan of acting smart. It can be such entertainment, I tell you!

ii) Fanatic Muslims and Christians who always try to impart their ideology on people.
Faith is faith. But when you try to impart your beliefs and ideologies on others, it's not faith anymore, it's f***ed. You want to be a missionary? Sure, but there's a way of doing so and going about it. Thank you.

iii) People who hate gays and lesbians.
Don't hate when you've never even been in their shoes. You don't know their upbringing and you did not experienced what they did nor can you see things which they have. Normal? Who are you to determine what's normal and what's not? I am not saying this to garner any support. I do not support gays but neither am I against them. I support LEAVING PEOPLE ALONE AS LONG AS THEY DO NOT BOTHER ME.



11) People who fight over the pettiest thing.

Get a life. Life is too short. And take your sensitivity back to your mother.



oopssss.... 11 altogether!


* I am not AT ALL perfect and I am aware that everyone is entitled to their own opinions and likings and this is one of my many other opinions. This post is not aimed at insinuating any form of insult to any individuals or parties.

Friday, April 5, 2013

My Dream Wedding



Almost every girl dreams about her "big day" as young as 4 years old - I said 4 years old because my little niece, Natasha, told me she wants a huge purple wedding cake and little purple cupcakes for her wedding and that her diamond ring should be a big one (she's headed down the right way!) and her dress should be long and purple like that of a princess. In case you haven't already guessed, her favourite color is purple!!


Right. 

So, this is Natasha's aunt's dream wedding..... 



THE VENUE

The FIRST dream venue which happens to also be the most highly impossible is

St Peter's Basilica, 
Vatican City, 
Rome, Italy.


I have always, always dreamt of getting married in a Catholic church.
I think it's only right to have a wedding in church.
In the morning.
Where my dad will walk me down the aisle and hand me over to my husband.
And I will not cry because I will not smear the make-up on my face and look ugly during one of the most precious moments in my life!!

I have actually been to St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and according to the tour guide, it is almost impossible for one to get married in this venue unless you are strongly connected or have connections with the Pope. 

So, there goes my number one dream venue for my wedding.





Just look at the ray of light shining down. 
I can only imagine me and my husband kneeling at the altar during the wedding ceremony with such a ray of light shining down at us.
TEEHEEE.


Since my number one dream place to hold my wedding is out of the question,
I became more realistic and instead chose this as my SECOND venue.

St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Kuala Lumpur.

Yes, my head is back on my shoulders.

This is a presbyterian church where its furnitures go all the way back to World War 2. 
It's rich in history and it is designed like a Roman Catholic Church.
Hidden somewhere in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.





Now, this THIRD location is where I want to hold my Wedding Dinner, you know, the night function.
Morning in church, evening/night at the garden.
Where the dance floor will be opened to whoever who wish to dance after dinner.
I will of course lead the first dance with my charming husband and followed by a dance with daddy ;(
And this is when I want Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle to be played. ;(



So, the THIRD location is Carcosa Seri Negara in Kuala Lumpur.
Located in a hidden area up a hill where it's all quiet and serene.
It's a hotel, too, by the way!




The entrance



I will have a car like this driving me in for a grand entrance =)




They have a huge lawn which is perfect for a garden wedding!!



The verandah - perfect place for the guests to mingle/smoke/drink after dinner.




The interior




I can picture myself walking down the steps with my husband TEEHEHEHE



One of the few guest rooms they have. 




THE DRESS

Being the sweet natured girl I am, I will throw the below pictures to my circle of close friends, 8 months before the wedding, to get them to come up with a design for my wedding gown which is 
THE DRESS OF MY LIFE.

Yes, I want my wedding gown designed by my closest friends.
I think it's really sweet and memorable.
I think a wedding should be a private and an extremely memorable event to mark the union of two people who plan to live the rest of their lives together and I'll make sure that every individual who is dear to me will be as involved as possible in this event of my life.


Now, it is no secret that I am a SUCKER for lace. Big bloody time.
Hence I really REALLY dig two wedding dresses - 
Grace Kelly's (L - Below) and Kate Middleton's (R - Below).





I think the right design of lace makes an outfit look really classy and timeless.
If I had to choose between the two, I would go with Grace Kelly's.
I will most probably wear a very similar gown to Grace Kelly, with very minimal adjustments.
There's no point in being original when the best had already been made, no? =)

But because I do love the both designs, anyway, I googled and came up with a few which I like too...


And i love long trains for the veil......
Mine will be super long.....
Almost as long as Princess Diana's, can?



Evening Dress

So, the wedding dress above will be for the church wedding. 
The evening dresses below are something I will like to wear for the garden wedding/night reception.










And of course, if I do find myself a nice brown man..... =)






THE BRIDESMAIDS GOWN


For the night wedding reception/dinner, I will have my bridesmaids (yes, my circle of close girlfriends) wear a little black dress.


And as for the church wedding, in honour of my gay friends, I shall have my bridesmaids in suits.
This is me; my silent way of saying "Thou Shalt Not Discriminate" in a church ceremony.
Plus I think my bridesmaids will look cool in suits!!






THE NAILS

On normal days, I've always liked my nails to be in a neutral shade. 
Nothing too loud or colorful unless I'm headed to the beach.

So it should come to no surprise for anybody that on my BIG DAY,
I will want my nails to look clean and neutral too.
This is also to highlight the wedding rock, of course! =)



Fresh light pink nails



Dolly light pink nails


Neutral shade of light pink



French nails!!





THE CROWNING GLORY (the hair)

My mum used to tell me when I was a little girl, that my hair is my crowning glory.
That the hair is capable of making or breaking your looks.
One of the best advise she's ever given me.

I will definitely have dark/black hair for my wedding.
In fact, I highly doubt I will ever go brunette/blonde again. 
I think black is hot on asian girls. 
At least, that's what I think.
Or...you can say, that's what work for me.


I will either wear my hair half up and half down and/or fully down.







I wish I could pull of the tying hair into a big bun hairstyle but due to my oversize lollipop of a head, 
I have not much choice but to wear my hair all down/partially down.




THE INVITATION CARD

Just like the dress and the entire theme of my wedding,
having the wedding invitation card covered partly in lace is beautiful.










THE CAKE


Like the card and the dress, I like the cake textured/lacey too!






Those just scream BEAUTIFUL isn't it?




THE FLOWERS & CANDLES

If you still can't figured out the theme of my wedding yet - it's white/lacey/creamy and classy, of course!!



The aisle of the church will be decorated with white roses and candles....




Dinner reception table will be decorated with white candles and white roses too...



And my flower bouquet will look something like this....






THE TABLE GIFTS

As much as I hate to admit, I feel that the little table gifts should be unisex.
Something that both males and females will find useful.







A personalize table gift will be sweet but hard word, nevertheless!





And finally..... the much awaited wedding rock.
The highlight of the event.
The gift that represents the love shared and the lifetime commitment made.
*shudders* scary....




THE ENGAGEMENT RING

Cushion cut diamond engagement ring.
This is WHAT I WANT.
This is THE ONLY CUT I LIKE!!
THE ONLY DESIGN I LIKE!!
NOTHING ELSE!!

Future husband, listen up!!!




Just look at that!



It's just gorgeous isn't it?


The one on the left is the wedding band.




So when worn together, above is what it will look like.





So......  I have all the details of my wedding sorted out...
From something as important as the dress right down to specific details like the colour of the flowers and candles.
I have my entire wedding plan.
Now, I'll just need to find the right man. 


Wish me luck in the quest of finding one.
Toodles!!

=)