Thou greatest enemy is thyself

I <3 Saturdays!
June 29, 2008, 3:13 am
Filed under: dance / wushu, fashion, jewellery, platonic, reflection, romantic

Went to SFA as usual for dance and wushu, practised from 10-6 almost non-stop, but I was happy =) I’m still a little unsteady in dance due to my knees but i get the FEEL alright. And in ji ti jian, I like the challenge of being part of the group and helping each other to reach greater heights. Xiao Dan lao shi (originally from DES) is a great asset and I’m so grateful she’s here to teach us! She’s a China coach and her grace speed and strength inspire me to achieve perfection in sword.

Skipped lunch to burn some kiddy music from De Li Ge’s laptop. He gave me quite a few lobangs: St Hilda’s hip-hop, Anchorgreen tambourine/creative movt and Park View ethnic fusion. Right now I also hold quite a few tuition jobs: 7 kids at Kembangan alone, and one who lives near me. I should earn around $2K for July (minus 5 days of Mass Comm camp). Yet it’s useless as I’m overspending!!! For example, I spent a whopping $470 during the Mango sale at the Parkway and Tampines Mall branch; at Aldo I easily spent a hundred. Online shopping and impulse buys here and there amount to a substantial amount too. I can’t help it! The discounts are 40-50% and I’ve been eyeing certain items for ages~ It’s time to clear my wardrobe, and recoup my losses =.=lll

What else…oh I bought these at the Suntec branch of Fat Face, both at 60% off!green. 
Metal leaf necklace $43.90 $16.90                               Shell bracelet $29.90 $12.90

Herman helped me pick =D and he was even more patient than Liu Xing xD LOL!  He’s The BGF (Best Guy Friend) Ever! It’s like what’s the point of accompanying someone to go shopping and saying that EVERYTHING’S nice? One’s gotta give an honest opinion about what’s hot…and what’s not…about you; it shows that one genuinely cares. One of my BFFs is Sophie, she wrote me a letter that kickstarted my efforts to change for the better, and I think a reply is looooong overdue… Sometimes, I marvel at how we go way back, and when I KNOW where she came from, it makes me understand her current position more.

What else…oh yeah thought quite a lot about the definition of love. I guess my ideal relationship would be with a guy who would change for me for the better, who wants to make our bond stronger little by little, and think I’m special enough to constantly encourage me and shower me with praise cuz I NEVER get tired of them and it is in fact the fuel for my drive to succeed. Looks do matter in the initial attraction, but who cares anyway? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and my love is always the most handsome! x)) Character is of utmost importance, I was so pleased when I showed DLG a photo of Kim and I, and he went ‘He looks like a decent guy.’ basically that’s his stamp of approval, cuz he’s seen all sorts.

A PHOTO. It holds fond memories (^.^)
of a roll in the grass, haha…

I’m pretty contented with my life now. BUUUT…my old bad habit of PROCRASTINATING is creeping baaack. Still got 2 GP essays to do for SOT’s Broader Perspectives mag and the NTU mass comm online procedure T.T Get it over and done with Jia Yi!!!


T3 fashion show
March 24, 2008, 10:36 pm
Filed under: fashion

I stalked into the freezing departure hall of T3 with trepidation, not knowing what to expect at the female NÜYOU catwalk spring/summer 08. To my relief, the guests have only just arrived, bright painted faces mingling amidst an unimaginative monochrome palette. ‘Boring’, I sniffed, failing to note that yours truly was wearing a white halter and black boho skirt.

From my vantage point at the Coffee Club, I had a clear view of the Row 1 check-in counters which were converted into a four-path runway. To capitalise on the airport flight theme, the emcee threw in phrases like ‘ready for boarding’ and ‘may you enjoy a smooth journey’ as illustrious people like Dick Lee sauntered to their seats.  Sponsors were announced to general indifference an only a smattering of applause. The audience perked up at the mention of Valentino R.E.D. To my utmost disappointment, it was not the legendary designer’s swansong collection in signature red, but something more wearable. They were mostly unconnected, but foretold the trends to come in later brands. For example, the gracefully overlapping V-shaped neckline, exaggerated sleeves, jutting angularly or in soft frills, and tiered dresses.

Next up was MOSCHINO cheap n chic, which I initially pooh-poohed but turned out surprisingly refreshing. As the models struck their starting pose, the oversized shirts with illustrations of Audrey Hepburnish figures in red lips and shades screamed out even from afar. This is a current trend of creative directors who fancy themselves as artists.  On closer inspection, the rich materials like silk and brocade on other pieces contrasted with the simple cotton tees, some even had glittery threads woven into them. The bubble skirt got me thinking, ‘Is it true that what is featured in luxury brands trickle down to the masses and become fashion staples or the other way round?’

Then I practically wet myself at the sight of the epitome of feminine beauty, DVF (Diane von Fusternburg) models in sensuous dresses that enhanced the assets. The pretty bow on an air-stewardess shirtdress must have made more than a few men fantasize about undoing it. My favourite, however, were the long flowy ‘summer gowns’ in amorphous blobs or geometric strokes; the bold patterns and busy prints clashed nicely to form a pleasing composition. I glanced wistfully as the dress billowed out beautifully into the backstage, of only I could wear one for my tropical wedding.

The Parisian brand Christina Lacroix was asexual in comparison, the models wore nude make-up, and eye-grabbing scarves twisted into their hair that resembled tribal headgear. For the city known for its architectural wonder the Eiffel Tower, the clothes took a hint from the structural elements. Pleated dresses exuded muted elegance, sharply tailored jackets, with bell sleeves starting at the mid upper arm and tapering to the wrist, atypical collars, with two open flaps that defied gravity. Overall it embodied the modern women and not a romantic damsel in distress, it is, after all, the 21st century!

Last but not least, the finale, set to the saccharine sweet ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ was apt after the overdose of eye candy. I felt that it ended all too soon, my first real taste of international fashion. In addition, I have newfound respect for the professionalism of these ethereal models wafting across the stage; they look good enough to eat!