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Blue Valentine

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Over the weekend I watched Blue Valentine (2010), it was alright.

I do think that they did a fantastic job acting it, and Ryan is very hot nowadays, that’s always a compelling reason to watch a movie.

But I think the story’s a little bleh. I know its very real life, but it just didn’t seem movie worthy. Two people from dysfunctional families end up in one, is that really a surprise?

There was a line in the movie though that really stuck out,

How can you trust your feelings when they can just disappear like that?

That is so true, how can you?


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May 25, 2011 at 9:54 am

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Save the world

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I remember, after the reading the complete mindfuck that is The Buddha Said… By Osho, this was my favorite quote.

Someone pointed out to me that I’ve been so busy having fun that I’ve been neglecting this part of my life. How do you say it without making it sound like complete bullshit? Yea.. spiritual side I guess. Time to pay more attention to it.

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May 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm

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Lucky strike

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Luck is when opportunity meets hard work

I know this is a very overused statement. But I believe it to be true.

Most of the people I’m close to were not born rich. And cause we’re all still relatively young, we’re not well off by our own means yet. But its really comforting to see that we are hard working. Cause I know we’re going to get somewhere someday. And ppl will call it luck, but we’ll always know the truth.

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May 20, 2011 at 11:54 am

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Young cynics

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“Don’t be afraid to be a fool. Remember, you cannot be both young and wise. Young people who pretend to be wise to the ways of the world are mostly just cynics. Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say no. But saying yes begins things. Saying yes is how things grow. Saying yes leads to knowledge. “Yes” is for young people. So for as long as you have the strength to, say yes.”

Stephen Colbert

This theme of saying yes, moving forward and doing it while you still can has been quite the recurring one recently. stopbeingsocynical

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May 11, 2011 at 2:34 pm

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Want vs. Need

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I make lists for the fun of it all the time, so I though of sharing this current one with you.

Want vs. need

Of course I want lots of things, but these are the things I want now – like of the top of my head (if you exclude sleep and other things I don’t want to blog about)


1. Bright colored dresses – the thing about shopping is that when you’re cheap like me, you tend to spend more on basics without even realizing it. Basics last longer, do not follow any trends and are usually cheaper.

Living in Singapore means that it’s hot all year round (or wet), but I still have managed to amass a collection of dresses in neutral colors, save for 2/3 colored ones. I WANT MORE. Bright colored clothes really do lift your spirits.

2. A box clutch – I have a nice black over-sized clutch that I’ve been using since I got it in Bangkok for $12, it’s awesome, holds everything I need and has received many compliments. I want a colored little one that fits in my hand. I’m fickle, I need variety.

3. Books, and some time to read it will be nice – these days, books seem to be such a luxury. I no longer go to the library the way I used to as a child, mostly because the library is really not that convenient and the fact that I have to finish it and return the books in 3 weeks is just not appealing anymore. I love having books, sharing them, re-reading them, highlighting and scribbling on them and keeping them for future references. I tried the whole library thing again recently, I’ve outgrown it.


1. Sunglasses – that do not cost $3 and have a case. The ones that I own right now were bought for $5 and under, have been dumped in my handbag and thus are beautifully scratched, wonky or have smudges on them that cannot be removed. I need a new pair. I’m thinking Charles & Keith outlet store – below $30.

2. Skincare + makeup

I DO NOT believe in scrimping on stuff that goes on my face and hair, they’re wayyy to important. I’ve been pretty loyal to Origins the last year, its been pretty good for my face. BUT I need to start on Anti-aging now, now, now, as I’ve started to notice fine lines and dark circles under my eyes. L’ancome Genifique, you need to become mine.

Also looking to get a new concealer/powder, this one from bare Minerals at Sephora fits the bill perfectly.

3. Luggage – I need a new weekend luggage bag – I’ve been planning holidays and it dawned upon me that I threw away my last luggage. It broke. Time to get a new one.

Other things that have been on my mind:

  1. Phone – My Nokia is 1.5 yrs old and its dying. The iPhone is waiting for me. I need to get one.
  2. Yoga – Exercise + Stretching, plus I need to add more quiet into my life
  3. Travel – Booked for KL, Bintan & Taipei. Considering Vietnam with my family and looking forward to confirming Lombok for December (: (: (:

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May 11, 2011 at 2:27 pm

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lacy little things

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If I ever batted for the other team, it would be for a girl like Dita.

But I also think she’s wayyy out of my league. She used to do porn btw, she made a damn hot dominatrix in the one I saw.

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May 2, 2011 at 3:22 pm

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