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happy feet & the fall of the pc

The Olympics start today. Happy Olympics all! I shall continue my custom of following the gymnastics and diving events. I don’t personally indulge in either of them but for some reason it’s been a curious tendency since childhood.

Patterned shoes have been rocking my socks. (Except that I don’t wear any with ’em. Haha!)

‘Twas a fine week’s end when I laid mine eyes upon a pair of plaid mary janes in Nike Midvalley and was promptly lovestruck. I’m usually quite picky with shoes, but these really took the cake. They also took a pretty big bite out of the wallet at a couple hundred dollars but they’re great to wear – cushy and flexible!

Erico got capris to match. I think they’re awesome.

Everlast pair from Sungei Wang – retro-ish pattern and in my favourite colour scheme! These ones were about RM65 – a little less comfy than the mary janes but still good walkwear, and wonderful eye-candy. Cellphone camera photos don’t do them justice.

Incidentally, I’ve been seeing these rapper blinds sunglasses in a lot of stores.

I first saw photos of Kanye West wearing them in his Glow in the Dark Tours and thought they looked perfectly bizarre. Now they seem to be an in-thing. How do they block the sun? More importantly, how do you see through these things? I must try them on next time and find out.

One more month ’til the end of the Megasale! Not sure if will be able to allot enough time to shop though. A big project with a frightfully short deadline is starting and weekends will be spent in the Office. A bit of a downer but well, a good thing will come by soon enough I’m shure.

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A recent virus scan on the pc indicated that a one ‘WinSys2.exe’ process in the system was infected. I searched the interwebs and learnt from various panicked forum posters that yes, WinSys2.exe was a virus and should be removed immediately upon detection. Following their removal methods, I zapped the offending application from the sanctity of my pc. KAPOW! GONE!

I later found out that WinSys2.exe was actually what kept my nVidia card running.

I is smart.

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perforated watches & musicals

My new STAMPS watch hath arrived from the UK!

I’d never heard of these fantastic things before until I got one from Mel last year and luffed it to death. Basically, the wonder of these watches is that the watch face is detachable from the strap, and you can individually choose both items from a variety of designs to match together. Besides wearing them on your wrist, you can also wear the watch face on necklaces, hairbands, and attach it to surfaces using its sticky back.

I haven’t tried detaching the watch face from its clasp to do all that, though. Ze fingers do not handle delicate things with enough care.

My well-worn watch likes it too!

This new one is named Lady Chantal from the French Collection and comes as one set. The watch face is quite plain compared to other STAMPS watch faces but I really like the nature motive on the strap.

And the strap edges are pink to match the watch face. Ain’t that awesome! Eh? Eh?

..Eh?

Maz with hers, the Lady Veronique. She sent the Chantal by registered mail when she could’ve just passed it to her friend returning in August whom I could collect from. She’s lovely that way. And so is Erico, who paid for the Chantal for me. I’d love to have him wear another STAMPS, but strangely he refuses. I wonder why.

Went to watch The Beauty and The Beast musical on Tuesday with the parents and it was fabulous! We were sitting on the 3rd floor, but it was still very engaging despite the far view.

The stage settings were done pretty cleverly – for the bit in the forest where Belle was running from the castle, a transparent screen was lowered in front of the stage and 3D footage of foliage were projected onto it, making it look quite realistic. Shure saves the trouble of tree prop-making!

It was too dark to take pictures of that scene, but a resourceful somebody a few seats away had no inhibitions with using the camera flash. Recording equipment-banning rules ayn’t gonna stop ‘im from gettin’ ‘is moni’s worth!

The tavern where everyone is singing Gaston’s theme song. He is delightfully narcissistic and chauvinistic. He is why I enjoyed the musical so much. He is that whitish blob at the far left.

My dear phone takes horrendous pictures when it is zoomed into the stage from the 3rd floor, but that’s the ballroom scene when Mrs. Potts is singing the main theme. Belle and the Beast are busy yellowing towards the right.

Great time overall! I’m still waiting for the Phantom of the Opera to come to our shores. When will that be? When?!

shoes, nuptials & shooting kids

Yup, ’tis aboot the right time for the Monthly Post.

In retrospective, several awesome things happened the past few weeks, involving

The Bestest Buy in the World

Was scouring through Bangsar boutiques for wardrobe updates, and came across these beautiful satin polkadot heels in élo. Very retro and pinup girl-y. I have an undying love for all things retro and pinup girl-y. There was a major sale, and these were further marked down as they were a size 4. So I got these for

RM20! RM20 AH!

Shooting Kids

Not that kind which might’ve crossed your mind.

Had the chance to attend a filming session yesterday for a children’s tv spot we’re working on. My narcoleptic colleague and I were supposed to help direct 6 preteen children in their scenes, and keep them occupied when they weren’t on set, b’cos y’know, when unsupervised kids play hard with sports props = maybe smash something.

The kids were actually quite professional throughout, no complaints, no wanting parents, etc. They’re eager and easy to direct. But being cooped up in the studio for a whole day with a constant supply of soft drinks had them ricocheting off the walls. We went upstairs to the sitting area to discover that the whole area was sopping wet from a water fight they’d been having, to which one of our producers wailed, “They’re driving me crazy!”

A few gems heard throughout the day:

Quote 1

Mika: (to Ilham) You’re a blubberbutt!

Ilham: You’re a dumb-head!

(Ilham turns to Daniel.)

Ilham: Hey, you can call us both that.

Quote 2

Sarah: He’s annoying, he acts like a 6-year old, and.. (lowers voice to a whisper)… he looks like a nerd.

Jacko testing out a scene with the girls. He’s quite a natural with kids, although they seem to enjoy lobbing stuff at the poor guy a lot.

All in all, good fun!

Ann’s Wedding Dinner

My lovely collegemate, with whom I’ve spent many a good and bad time, hath tied the knot with her man. I still can’t believe it. Everyone’s growing up so fast! *tear

Congratulations, you guys. All the best for the future!

Our college gang, sans the newlyweds. I was wearing the Awesomely Discounted Polkadot Heels with my blue-pink halterneck. They fit okay, but pinch a little bit. Because my feet are a size bigger. But they’re still worth it! Worth it I tell you!

Fadder Day, today

The parents are here for the night and we had the Japanese buffet at CenterPoint for dinner, which was scrumptious. Great dinners with loved ones are the best thing. The only thing which could’ve made it better would be if we had Koko-nut here with us, so. Hurry back you!