Thursday, 17 October 2013

The Big Move



Hello everyone! Thank you for reading this blog. After a short hiatus (okay, 1 year plus is pretty long), I have decided to start a fresh new blog.

Here’s to new beginnings!

You can access my new blog at www.jivsworld.blogspot.com

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Traffic Woes

One centimeter for every second, easing the foot of the pedal, and then holding it down again. It’s not an easy thing to do. What if I ease too much and end up going too far? What if I move 5cm when there’s only 2cm of space? 

Only two can go at a time. But five more are pushing their way forward, trying to squeeze in any gap they find, and making the whole process slower than usual.

Traffic in the morning, traffic in the afternoon and traffic in the evening. The one thing that can REALLY spoil your day, before it even starts. Everyone loves complaining about the traffic, (yeah I do too!) but what you don’t know, or choose to ignore, is that YOU are the cause for that traffic jam.


When you double, or triple park, when you park illegally, when you stop your car/bus in the middle of the highway to let someone out, when you create your own lane because you don’t want to wait behind seven cars, when you keep going even when the light is red, when you make a three-lane bottle-neck jam a five-lane nightmare; all this and more, are the reason for you and me getting stuck in a jam every day. So don’t complain, because you and I are both guilty.


But, every time I feel my mood getting sour from being stuck in jams, I think of how grateful I am for my Belle. If it weren’t for her, I will be stuck in a smelly and crowded LRT or bus, inhaling five different types of body odour, ignoring the pervert undressing me with his eyes, avoiding the chatty auntie next to me or the over-sized idiot rubbing up against me. 

Yes, give me traffic any day. I choose to be stuck in traffic, in my comfortable car, listening to my music, loud. Bliss.  

Belle =)

Thursday, 2 February 2012

"Justice delayed is justice denied"


Photo taken from the Malay Mail online
A friend of mine posted this article on Facebook last night. Words cannot express how angry I was, and still am, after reading this. There are a lot of other unsolved cases still pending decision, sometimes for more than 10 years, that we don’t know about. We read about it, than forget about it after a few days. But how would we react if something like this happened to us or our loved ones? What would we do, if we too have to wait years and years for justice to be served? I know there’s nothing much I can do to help. But what I can do is to help spread the word. People should be aware of such issues and spreading the word through social media can (hopefully) help. The article below was written by Frankie D' Cruz from the Malay Mail. Read it!

http://www.mmail.com.my/story/10-years-still-stuck-under-wheel



Fashion

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2012

Someone complained that it's ridiculous that the red carpet entrances at award shows can go up to two hours. Why can't they just get out of their cars and walk in?
Well, how are we suppose to criticize everyone's outfit if the red carpet entrances didn't last that long? If that's how you think, then it's best you skip this post. =)




Pretty darn good
The stars below made the effort to look good (well that's what i think). Were these your favourites too?

Rose Byrne in Elie Saab. Glamorous! 

Viola Davis in Marchesa. A little bridal, but hey, she looks absolutely radiant in this dress.
Emma Stone in Alexander McQueen. Pretty in an old hollywood style.
Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji. Never heard of this designer but the dress and coloured complemented her so well!


Better luck next time
These stars did their best, but they didn't quite hit the spot for me.


Shailene Woodley in L’Wren Scott. This would have been perfect for a romantic dinner by the beach.


Zoe Saldana in Givenchy. Bleh!
Jane Krakowski in Antonia Berardi. Kudos for getting back in shape after giving birth, and that's all i have to say.



On the fence
I couldn't decide if i liked, or hated these dresses. I'm still sitting on the fence unfortunately.

Angelina Jolie in Jenny Packham. It's NICE, but very typical of Angie. 
Michelle Williams in Valentino. Very pretty, but is it suitable? Hmmm

Worst Dressed

Kristen Wiig in Balenciaga. Are you trying to choke yourself? This would have been under the best dressed category if it weren't for that ugly choker.

Best Dressed

Lea Michelle in Versace. Sooo sexy! Well played Lea!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Fashion

Jimmy Choo Spring/Summer 2012


I just had a look at Jimmy Choo’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection. There were a few items that I love, but personally, I don’t think the collection is all that great. I feel as though the essence of spring and summer are missing in this year’s collection. 
However, here are a few items I can’t afford that caught my eye. Always the case, sigh. 

  
Black woven leather clutch

Black coarse glitter fabric
Tan suede nappa leather
Coral moc croc skin

Crushed mirror leather pouch
Black coarse glitter fabric pouch

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Fashion

The 2012 Golden Globes Awards

Aah don't we just love giving our ten cents worth on what the stars should or should not wear? Well i'll keep it short this time. Below are my favourite looks from the 2012 Golden Globes.

Whoaaa!!


Emma Stone in Lanvin  


Jessica Biel in Elie Saab
Lea Michele in Marchesa
Michelle Williams in Jason Wu
Natalie Portman in Lanvin
Nicole Kidman in Versace

BEST DRESSED!

Zooey Deschanel in Prada


This posting wouldn't be complete without a list for some fashion blehs!

Bleh!

Angelina Jolie in Versace
Madonna in Reem Acra

Sarah Michelle Gellar in Monique Lhuillier
Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci

Worst Dressed!

Reese Witherspoon Zac Posen  





Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Mediterranean Chick Pea Salad


I’ve promised myself that I will start being healthy again this week so I have been spending a lot of time looking for some yummy recipes online and in cook books. I used to think salads were kind of boring until I found this simple recipe for some yummy Mediterranean Chick Pea salad. It’s my current favourite meal/snack. You can also use this as a side dish. There’s no meat involved so it’s perfect for vegetarians! Take a look!

Here’s what you need:
  • 1 can of chickpeas. Rinse it under the tap and let it drain.
  • ½ small red onion. Slice it nice and thin
  • ½ cucumber. Peel it, get rid of the seeds and chop it nice and thin
  • 1 roasted red or green pepper chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 big lemon, squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • A pinch of salt

Directions
  • Get a big bowl and mix all the ingredients together well. 
  • Put in a sprinkle of parsley if you like. 
  • Let it sit for 10 minutes and you’re ready to eat!

You can keep the leftovers in a fridge and eat it cold the next day or heat it up if you like. Alternately you can put a crumble of goat cheese in it, put a small portion in a whole wheat or tortilla wrap to make it a little filling. Bon app├ętit!

P/S: This dish will pack on less than 200 calories per serving