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I’ve got my mind set on you

March 6, 2010

Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2010

After doing the obligatory ten-minute rounds at Level 1 whenever we visit Ion Orchard, I have decided: this is going to be my next gorgeous “investment”.

Unfortunately, I have to get out of the little financial rut first.


Another poppy fields-inspired design!

March 3, 2010

And this one’s really pretty as well:









How apt for the season

February 22, 2010

Ooh… Pretty pretty!

Quilted Poppy Fields Maryanne

Kate Spade Quilted Poppy Fields Maryanne

Maybe it’s all in the spirit of the Lunar New Year, but I’m so into this bag right now.

I. Must. Resist.


Right now, Pig is tempted.


Heart vs. Mind

March 20, 2009

I almost went crazy on Champs Elysees trying to decide.

It’s like everything in life – making a choice between the thing that is exciting and drives you crazy or the safe and practical.

Practicality won out in the end. Oh well…

But, truth be told, I’m still thinking of “Heart”.


DVD box-set junkie

May 20, 2007

This is bad. I have run out of space on my DVD shelves that I bought three months ago.

Every Saturday after Korean, I make a mandatory detour to HMV at Citylink and stock up on DVDs. At least one new set of TV series a week is really no joke, especially when it’s usually gobbled up within two days.

And since there has been nothing new for ages (I am still waiting on Gilmore Girls Season 7, CSI Season 7, Grey’s Anatomy Season 3, One Tree Hill Season 3, Entourage Season 3 Part II, Ugly Betty, Heroes, and Numbers Season 2), I’ve been forced to go back in time and watch some “classic” (to our generation) sitcoms like Dharma & Greg and Mad About You. So now I have yet more stuff to wait on, like Dharma & Greg Season 2 and Mad About You Season 3– 10-year-old series and they are not out in Singapore yet! *wrings hands in frustration*

This is really the ONE big retail addiction of mine. Other people have bag and shoe fetishes (well, I have a bag fetish as well, but not on such massive scale), I have a DVD fetish. Which is really sad, coz while others look better and better with their bags/shoes/clothes/cosmetics purchases, I just end up looking more and more like a couch potato.

It’s really telling: I read in Life! the other day about this new series coming to free-to-air called The Closer, apparently about some FBI-trained interrogator with a Southern accent that can close cases faster by getting confessions out of people than the nitty gritty work of the CSIs. For one thing, the southern accent is not exactly my favourite (which is why CSI Miami (the CSI Emily Procter, to be precise) irritates me); plus, don’t anyone insult the work of CSI! Ok, that aside, I was elated that there was a new series finally, so I went right out to buy the DVDs.

In the past, I used to at least attempt to catch it on TV first.

But, 24 years of experience have taught me:

I. Don’t. Watch. Television.

“Real” TV, I mean. Which is ironic, because even when I was working in television, I never caught a single programme we produced.

One 40-minute episode a week is so delayed gratification, and besides who can work your life around a TV schedule? I admire those people who can say, I have to be back by 10 pm because America’s Next Top Model is on tonight. I think they save a fortune!

Television SHOWS, however, are a different matter altogether.

And I think, suddenly, there are a whole bunch of people like me. Where a leisurely night involves curling up with the newest season of CSI and watching twelve episodes in a shot. The boyfriend has become influenced in the past few months, although his selection consists of Surface, 24, The 4400, Lost and Monk, just a slightly different portfolio from mine. For my sis it’s Alias, Dark Angel and Beverly Hills 90210 (she is also desperately waiting for Season 2 of Beverly Hills). And even my mom, and all the Aunties in Singapore I think, do the same for their Korean serials!

This is the new era of television viewing. Now, please excuse me while I spend the rest of my Sunday night with The Closer.


Yihui, this is your fault.

October 31, 2006

Eeps… I absolutely HAVE to have this!

Little pony


I think most girls “my generation” have been in love with My Little Pony at some point. And some boys too: I’m thinking of my childhood buddy Dexter who had a collection of most fancy ponies around, and even gave me one that could flap her wings!

Oh, I miss those days.


The grown-up lust list.

July 30, 2006

I’m supposed to be starting work tomorrow, and would be had I not rejected, at the very last minute, a rather screwy-type job offer. Basically I join as an intern for half a year, which pays peanuts, and if they decide to keep me they’ll double the peanuts, which is still shit. I don’t know why it was such a huge dilemma while it lasted; probably something to do with guilt from having squandered the last two months of job-searching time (though admittedly holidaying in Perth is much more fulfilling), mounting desperation because of the lack of response from companies, and my own naiveté about pursuing my passion and crap like that.

Then I went shopping. At Sim Lim. With the boyfriend. And I found a thousand things I wanted to buy (they don’t call me “gadget girl” for nothing).

Before, when I had dwindling cash in my wallet, I comforted myself that when I get a job I’d go back with my first paycheck. Then I realized that if I took the job my pay would be even less than the allowance I’m currently getting, not to mention I’d have to start paying for stuff myself like a responsible grown-up, and I’d be working extreme hours five-and-a-half days a week for it.

That way, I wouldn’t be able to get any of that stuff off my lust list for at least another six months. So… Screw passion, show me the money!

There’s that, and other more mature, less materialistic reasons of course. :p

Oh yeah, but I am still hoping for a career in production, and hopefully one that doesn’t pay too badly.

Anyway, to keep me motivated, here’s the latest lust list (so far):

  1. Nikon D70 dSLR camera ($1700), plus an absolutely adorable Nikon-Crumpler carrying bag ($80).
  2. iMac 20 inch: 2 GHz Intel Core Duo ($2888)
  3. Palm Treo 650 (I can’t believe the price still hasn’t dropped since I eyed it more than a year ago)
  4. Some local brand MP4 digital video recorder ($399) that would come in so handy for my sister’s performances.
  5. Horseriding lessons @ Bukit Timah Saddle Club ($475)
  6. A personal DVD cabinet for my collection that’s now living out of several cartons and a hugeass paperbag in my room.
  7. A membership to a gym/ fitness centre/ dance classes, because I really do need to get off my butt.
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