Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Went for the launch of the Valentino boutique at Starhill last night. It was graced by the Italian ambassador, a couple of celebrities and the socialites who go to such events.

Tired of the clubbing scene cos I see the same old ppl. So have started to go to these social events. But after 3 or 4 of them, I realized it’s the same ppl who get invited. Thats how ppl appear in Tatler / Peak / Prestige several times per month.

Need to get out, do something different n meet new ppl. Maybe going to a different city or country would do the trick.

Omega flagship store launch tonight. Bet I’ll see at least half a dozen ppl who were at the Valentino event.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Knackered from shopping

Ow! My ass and inner thighs hurt every time I stand or sit. Shows how much the muscles are being worked just by wearing very high heels. And this is not including the jumping around.

Had coffee with Marsupial, Sweet Jas and Kevin the Random Soy (we came up with this when we could not decide if he should be called Randon Kevin or Kevin Soya Bean) at J&R at Hartamas after lunch. Marsupial paid RM13 for a Portobello mushroom (I like the sound of ‘portobello’). Sure it was quite a big shroom (is ‘shroom’ short for ‘mushroom’?) but its still quite hefty for a fungus.

Sent Zach for a bath when I bumped into my mum there. That was about 4pm. It’s almost 12 now. I just got back. Spent the whole day shopping with her and I’m totally knackered. I’m not a shopping kinda gal and that sport, hobby or whatever some girls call it, stresses me out. But my mum was insistent that she buy me new dresses. Which is a good thing I guess since there are so many events coming up. Plus I wouldn’t usually go shopping unless there’s a dire need for a particular outfit for an occasion.

Unsure if I wanna go for the Valentino party tomorrow. If not, there are loads more to come. It’s year end. Parties abound!

I better go sleep. Long week ahead. But the Man U Chelsea match is happening right now! Think I’ll watch till half time and read Patrick’s live running commentary via sms when I wake up tomorrow.

Night all! And here’s to a great week ahead!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

101 East

Dunhill 101 East party at KL Convention Centre. The night started off a bit slow with a few fashion shows by Zang Toi but then the music started and they started serving whiskey so I was a happy bunny for a while. There weren’t enough ash trays (and this being a smokers event). And I found it very difficult to meet new ppl and to shake their hands or give out cards when u are standing with a cigarette in one hand and a drink in the other. Not to mention the women have handbags to hold on to too.

The saving grace for the event is the amount of good looking ppl there. Honestly and u can’t deny it, the national average for good looking ppl is pretty low esp when it comes to men. That’s why women here have to settle …. Okay that’s a whole diff story which I’ll write about next time. Anyway the national average of a guy is a 4 out of 10. Women is higher but its also cos they have the advantage of make up when they are out in public. But at this event, everyone was an average of 7 and above and I’m excluding the models. I’m convinced BAT screens the guests list before inviting ppl to such events. But I’m also sure that lighting, everyone being dressed up and the alcohol had a lot to do with it too. How many events do u get the see every single guy in a suit. This was one of it. Pity our weather isn’t conducive enough but if a guy is tall and is of medium built at least, a well cut suit will make him look fantabulous.

The door gifts were impressive - Bulgary perfume. And we're not talking vials.

Ended up staying past mightnight after which it was off to Mojo and Ivy after.

Met a guy tonight at the party. We were chatting n drinking when he says “I gotta be honest with u. I have a girlfriend. That’s why I’m acting all weird”. And thereafter proceeds to hit on me. I dun gettit. Does he feel guilty that he wants to hit on me but is attached? And that stating it upfront then hitting on me make it more acceptable. To his own conscience?

Whatever. Brain too tired to analyze. Time for bed.


Kancils 2006

Fri 24 Nov 2006

Dawn, Bubs, Tze Wee, Lola & Audrey at Cafe Flam before the flowing of drinks.
Sai Kit & Nicky after the flowing of drinks. Still at Cafe Flam.
Finally at the Kancils. Michelle and i smoking outside and peering into the hall in case we win and need to run in.
With Audrey in the hall. She's a bit cranky from being drunk, passedout and awoken.
Champagne is flowing. Sin Cyn is happy. Audrey is deciding on her next move.
Michelle not too impressed with Joel's moves
Kancil Awards 2006. The usual. Meet ppl in the industry, very often ex colleagues, exchange cards and hugs. The flowing of alcohol, the breaking of a few glasses, small food fights and scandals here n there. At my first Kancils, I sat at the table looking at everyone and knowing almost no one except from those from my agency. As I moved on, as did everyone else, and as the number of Kancils attended grew, the event was more about networking and catching up with ex colleagues not seen since the last agency or since the last Kancils. Realized that only those in agencies who are winning lotsa awards remain in the hall to cheer and go on stage. Others go outside to smoke or to chat. At my first agency, we were pretty small and neither did we win that many awards. Sitting there looking at the other agencies clanging the plates and jumping on the chairs, I told myself I wanna experience what they are feeling. And at this Kancils, I did. Go Saatchi! The feeling of being in a winning agency and to be in an agency you’re proud of being associated with is a high in itself. Of course the endless bottles of Moet aided in the sense of euphoria. The way the Saatchi tables were drinking, u’d think we were celebrating Agency of the Year even at the onset of the apetizers. But in the end we didn’t win the title but we did come up Top 3. Next year they tell me. And I shall be waiting.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Waist length

My hair is so long now that when i tie it up in a bun on the top of my head, it hurts cos its so heavy. Thinking of cutting it. Like shorter than I've had it every before. Like a bob. But too scared in case i look like crap with short hair despite my stylist reassuring me otherwise. If that happens, i guess i could turn to wigs. Wigs are fun. Better than hiding at home for 6 months i guess.

Marc Google Searcher

Hey Marc! U found my blog! Armed with an email address that's not even registered to this blog and a 12 hour deadline. I don't think I've ever looked till page 31 of any of the Google searches I've made. Good man. Our weekly drinking session starts next week. More Moet and strawberries?

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Animal Naming

Lola just walked by, looked at my koala wrist rest and asked me if I've named it. The one time when i don't name my lil creatures, I'm asked whats its name. But i kinda have a system. If they don't talk to me, they don't get a name. No i'm not weird. Lotsa ppl name their toys / furry friends / creatures. Most ppl deny it tho. Just like how Wijay says that his car, Mustard Bastard, does not have a name. Kekeke! So i named his other car - Cyan Diane.

Dymanics at the Conquest of Time

Every now and then you meet new ppl whom you can click with. There’s a certain energy and flow in the conversation whether as a group or one-on-one. You can feel the dynamics of the group as each person brings something different to the table. We were all from different but interrelated industries and seem to have common goals and aspirations even tho we were at different stages of our lives now. It is indeed refreshing from meeting the same faces, doing the same things in the same places.

The night started with Nic’s invitation to the opening of Sincere Watches’ Conquest of Time exhibition at KL Convention Centre. The usual purists were there as well as the usual crowd who moves in these social circles.

We did our rounds. Looked at Omega, Corum, Piguet, Girard Perregaux, Frank Muller and more. Said hi to friends and acquaintances. Hugged. Air kissed some. Pecked some others. Nodded at others. Drank champagne.

Took us a while to complete one round of the hall. Even tho it was a small area, every 5 steps or so, one of us would meet someone we knew.

After the event, we continued the night with food at Chatterbox (??) and later at Sky Bar over a bottle of Moet. I’ve decided that I prefer Bollinger to Moet and don’t fancy Veuve all that much.

The champagne glass designs was pleasing to the eye but as with most pretty things, they aren’t always practical. We had to do some banging and teh tarik action to dislodge the strawberry from the middle of the glass.

It was a dressy but mellow night of fun and good banter. Different from the partying I'm used to but enjoyable all the same.

Eliza, Ben, Marc & Nic,

Thank you for an absolutely wonderful night and I’m looking forward to the pool party, yatch trips and beach holidays. Eliza, u know what to do ;)

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Bright Sunshiny Morning

What a gorgeous morning! The downpour last night washed the skies, transformed the city skyline to a string of colourful and twinkly fairy lights to reveal a beautiful today. And not just a typical Malaysian bright, sunny, hot and humid morning either. Today was like a morning in an English countryside. Where the sunshine lights up the world around you. Where the sunrays envelops u in its warm embrace. Makes you want to walk out into a meadow, lie down on the grass, face the blue skies and bask in the sun’s rays. The lighting is sharper thus changing the surroundings and creating a cheerful mood. (No I’m on anything. It really is an amazing day). To everyone, here’s wishing u an absolutely beautiful morning which continues to a wonderful weekend.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Starcom's Directory

Called the general line of Starcom Mediavest to speak to the media buyer. The operator was busy so i got the directory instead. Fair enough. These were the options on the directory:

Press 1 for Finance.
Press 2 for HR, admin and IT.
Press 3 for Others.

Seeing that they are a media agency and media is their core business, shouldn't there be a:
Press 1 for Media?

So i had to press '3' right?

Then i got cut off.


Monday mornings MSNs

It's interesting, some of the conversations you have on an early Monday morning as my MSN conversation with Soon Min Without-a-'G' below illustrates:

soon min says:


Bubbles Brown Brownie says:


soon min says:

did you manage to send any of those questionnaires out? =)

Bubbles Brown Brownie says:


soon min says:

er.. i take that as a no?

soon min says:

haha. dang.... are you still recovering from the weekend?

Bubbles Brown Brownie says:

what questionnaire? was i supposed to send something out?

soon min says:


Bubbles Brown Brownie says:

no i didnt have that much over the weekend

Bubbles Brown Brownie says:

was i drunk?

soon min says:


Bubbles Brown Brownie says:

then how come i dun remember?

soon min says:

if you can't remember, that means you were drunk

soon min says:


soon min says:

good indicator

Bubbles Brown Brownie says:


Bubbles Brown Brownie says:

eh i REALLY dun remember

Bubbles Brown Brownie says:

eh its not me being drunk. u got the wrong girl right

Bubbles Brown Brownie says:

oi maybe YOU were drunk. Kakaka!

soon min says:


soon min says:


soon min says:


soon min says:

now you got ME confused!

soon min says:

stop stop stop!

Bubbles Brown Brownie says:

now whos the drunk one here?

soon min says:

1) i'm sober 2) you're spreading the drunkenness

Bubbles Brown Brownie says:

so am i. right now anyway. haha ... if only drunkenness can be spread over the net. that would be so cool

soon min says:


Bubbles Brown Brownie says:

so we have no conclusion

soon min says:

um.. the conclusion is: i had no alcohol
soon min says:
so it's impossible for me to be drunk!
Bubbles Brown Brownie says:
so i should forget about the questionnaire?
soon min says:
nono. i still need help

Casino Royale vs Happy Feet

Watched the midnight movie (midnight movie being 0045 at Cineleisure so had to struggle to keep motivations up to watch it) of Casino Royale on Fri w/ Nic. Had lotsa action but didn't follow the usual Bond formula. Not enough cool gadgets. Daniel Craig wasn't suave enough and despite having a great upper body, there wasn't much to look at chest down. And my main gripe, there was too much love and not enough sex. Apparently this Bond movie is to show how Bond got to be the way he is, due to his heart being broken. But that didn't come across either. But overall, it was a fun to watch movie.

And yesterday, went to watch Happy Feet w/ Michelle, Sin Cyn n Pete. That was very entertaining, cute, heart warming, happy and sing a long kinda show. Brought Popo and Nithi Jr and they were dancing along to the music.

Heard on radio on the way to work today that Happy Feet overtook Casino Royale as they opened on the same week. Hahaha!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Adult Playground

Yesterday, I went rock climbing. This time I managed to scale a higher wall and actually followed the colours. Did a wall with 5b grading. One of the easiest but it was after all my second time. Was huffing and puffing and my shoulders and arms really aches right now.

Figured why I still go to Camp 5 despite me not liking climbing that much nor wanting to pursue it seriously nor as a leisurely pastime. It’s cos of the environment of the place! It’s like an adults play ground. There are multi coloured stones on the very high walls with hanging ropes. There’s a huge mattress about 1 feet thick round the small climbing boulders. So I climbed a bit but the bit I enjoyed most was climbing the small boulders and jumping down onto the mattresses from about 8 feet up. And tumbling and jumping and doing flips.

Next time I go, I wont bother with the rental of the harness since all I need are the shoes to climb and jump about in.

After dinner, we all headed home. Went into the lift and saw an interesting ambient advertising from Hotlink for the Friends Unlimited campaign. Altho I understand the msg and think it’s a creative idea, being in a lift 'alone' with about 20 'ppl' staring at you is actually quite scary!

I got off at the next floor and walked used the stairwell instead.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Jaded with clubbing

Noticed that I've not been clubbing as much anymore. My Wed Mambo, Thurs Ghetto, Fri AHR, Sat Velvet routine has been dropped completely.

Been to quite a few other parties too. More recently
- the Smirnoff Black Casino Royale party @ Cynna last week
- the Jaeger la Coultre dinner & Carcosa on Thurs
- the Nokia L'Amour launch @ Maison last night

Was nice to meet new ppl and do the network thing but it wasn't outright fun. Maybe its just me. I'm all clubbed out.

It's Friday. No clubbing plans but going to watch Casino Royale at midnight. Some sponsored thing.

Tomorrow is Baby Boy's b'day at Bubbles. New club. Not been there. But its got the same name as me!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Things to do in Langkawi besides getting pissed

Langkawi is a duty free island but there's loads to do so being high 24 hours a day isn't completely necessary.

Other activities include:

Befriending the local cow.

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Went to see this lil fellow everyday that i was on this island. Not that i know a lot about cows but he looks like he's in his mid teens, in cow years, however thats calculated.

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Riding the new cable car and walking on the suspension bridge.

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Playing hopscotch in crocs.

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Show your love.
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Have an Ayurvedic massage.
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at Nithi's Indian Ayurvedic. More info at here.
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And lastly, having a nice cold beer in a beach cafe.....
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.... before clambering out onto the sand for some time in the sun. With Popo the Penguin of course. Contrary to popular belief, penguins do enjoy the sun and the sand.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Popo the Penguin Does Langkawi

Over the weekend, i brought my penguin, Popo (well he's not actually mine and i have joint custody of him but thats a different story), on holiday to Langkawi.

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It's important to wear your seat belt for safety.
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Azmi, our car rental guy, tells me that 'penguin' is 'pingu' in Malay.
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Popo befriends Shane, the Bon Ton dog.
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Popo befriends a cat at Bon Ton.
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Popo wanted to go for a swim while i was drinking mojitos with Wijay and catching up on the latest Langkawi gossip.
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Nithi gives the best Ayurvedic massages. Nithi likes Popo.
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Jeffrey owns the Sun chain of bars/ clubs / restaurants / resorts on the island. He likes Popo too. Says that Wijay is jealous of Popo.
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Popo posing at the pond at Sun Sutera. Isn't it pretty? He's such a cute penguin.
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Popo faints after eating chocolate lava cake.
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Finally Wijay is high enough to take a pic of Popo and i with a smile.
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What we call 'nasi lemak 50sen' now costs RM1 in KL. But we don't call it 'RM1 nasi lemak', do we? But u can find 20sen nasi lemak in Langkawi. And Popo is hardly bigger. Hey! This means that Popo is bite sized.
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We go island hopping and Popo goes for a swim. He's good in back stroke. He can also dive and wake board. Videos of that later.
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Sin Cyn likes Popo and Popo likes Sin Cyn.
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Now Popo is 706 metres above sea level!
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Popo goes home with a friend, Nithi Junior. Thanks Nithi Senior for the big pingu! Bet Wijay will be shaking his head if he reads this. Popo and Nithi Junior will be pooling together to buy you a ticket to watch Happy Feet. They're asking when u wanna go?!
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Don't look under a girl's skirt

Thurs 9 Nov 2006

Don't look under a girl's skirt. U never know what u may find.

Went for the Smirnoff Black Casino Royale party @ Cynna. Unfortunately there were no James lookalikes and Audrey & I were the only handful who dressed up. Nik was in a suit. There was no happening music, explosions nor cool gadgets either.

We were given 4 chips where 3 chips gets u only 1 martini. So rather than gamble the chips away and risk not having drinks at all, we exchanged our chips for a drink each.

Saw Johan as i always do at these parties. He stole my gun!

We were rather bored so we had our own lil party in a corner.

Then we got bored w/ that and joined Lola & Butterfly Dawn @ Vintry.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Blue Bear Chair

I'm getting keys to my new place soon! Went to Ikea w/ Sin Cyn last night to get ideas on furnishing. Spotted a few pieces which would suit the place well and is value for money too. I esp like the kids furnitures tho i won't b buying them to furnish the place since it's gonna b rented out. But no harm testing. Got caught on camera testing a blue bear where u sit and it and the arms hug u. If only the made adult sized ones! It's so small, my bum was on its crotch. I also like the blow up hedgehog. No more Minnen Rattas so I'm glad i got Ashton earlier. No more Mysd Vinds either, much to my surprise. And the Klippans don't seem that appealing anymore tho they were one of the best selling sofas for a while. Sin Cyn and i were just discussing how mad it is that we know the Swedish names of the products and even know what size, colour and fabric they come in!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

My 1st Rock Climbing Experience

4 November 2006

After sending Zach for his very first service, I headed to 1U. Whenever I get the chance, and when the guy from Zoo Negara is there, I buy fish food (RM2 per pack and proceeds go to the zoo) and feed the fish there. They look like carps but carps are expensive and there are hundreds there so I’m not sure if they really are carps.

And after several invitations from Ewan and turning him down just as many time, I finally went rock climbing at Camp 5. That’s supposed to be the best climbing place in KL right now. At first it was extremely scary and intimidating being faced with 3 storey high walls. Watching climbers at the top by tilting your head backwards for a few minutes gives you a neck ache. However, after a climb or 2, I found it intriguing. I didn’t follow the same coloured holds of course but I was my first time and I managed to reach the top of some of the walls using every and any colour. It’s such a mental thing where its you against you and pushing yourself that lil bit more every single time. Not a sport for those w/ a fear of heights esp since all that’s holding u up is a rope. Just need to cut my nails a lot shorter next time. I’m surely gonna ache tomorrow. And prob dream about multi coloured holds on walls.

Another Saatchi Piss Up Party

Fri 3 Nov 2006

Today was the inaugural Saatchi Creative Showcase where everyone in the agency gathers together to review the best creative work done for that month and to reward those who went above and beyond the call of duty. Simply put, its a reason for everyone to get drunk.

We had about 1 dozen bottles of wines and at least 3 each of whiskey, vodka, tequila bottles at the bar. And more food that 70+ ppl could consume.

Somehow water gets flung around at Saatchi parties. The sofas in La Bodega Lounge was absolutely soaking after our Christmas party there last year after Steve flung the contents of the ice bucket onto John. Thus time Gus got wet. Kekeke!

Body shots off Beryl’s cleavage was interesting too.

By 8+, most ppl couldn’t walk straight or were doing strange things like biting ppl.

Went to the opening of Rain at Modesto’s. Met several groups of friends but the place just wasn’t that happening so much so that by 9 +, ppl were leaving.

I headed to Ivy w/ the TWBA gang. Was good but as usual got extremely packed by 1am.

Checked out Bed since I didn’t go for the opening. Was a lil disappointed Everyone was so poser like. And there weren’t enough beds to justify the club’s name. And shouldn’t the waitresses be wearing nighties / pajamas? The concept is cool ut execution so salah. Sigh.

Was a pretty good and moderate night. At least I got to dance for a couple of hours.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Sober looking Raj

Finally a pic of a sober (looking) Raj and more of the rest of us- From Finish Asun's camera.