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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Warning: Super long post ahead

One of the things I like about mail orders is that you get to fill up forms (I have an obsession XD), and the thing I don't like is the time that it takes to arrive at your doorstep. Here's my Yinhoo haul. I don't think I'll buy much from this company anymore - the prices are still so-so (I could get more value for money from the night market) but the postage fees are insane.

Hairbands (around RM5 each)

Chocolate mirror (around RM5)

Pink frames (around RM4.50)


So, it's past the 53rd National Day for Malaysia, and just about a week ago there was a major racism breakout. Some Malay headmistress told off Chinese students in her school for eating in the school compound during the Muslims' fasting month, and for this, Namewee (all hail Namewee) composed a song called 'FUCK RACISM Sucks Banana', and I like it. =)


As for the National Day celebration at school (which took place one day before National Day, Monday), there were lots of rather mundane stuff going on from morning till near recess. International fashion and language demos, dances, recitals, etc. My fave? The Punjabi dance by some 5G girls. Seriously, it's something you don't see everyday, and so is this - one of the girls actually just twisted her hips like mad throughout the whole dance without following the beat, and she looked exhausted. The one with the best rhythm and style? - Keshmeet and Neesha~


The next day was a public holiday, and also Yuriko's brother's birthday. They had already planned a trip to go roller skating, and Yuriko invited Kah Chun (and his friends) along with me. The first time I went to that place was the time when my younger sis still had some freedom on her hands and it was the time when my dad was back from China. What we did was we (mum, dad, younger sis and me) went there, and the only ones who did roller skate was sis and dad. Mum and I sat there for around an hour.


This time, I was determined to ... well ... you could say I was determined to get some exercise (and trust me, it did work). The entrance fees costed RM20 (thanks to Yuriko's dad, he 'belanja' me and the birthday boy's friends), which included the rental of the skates. Being first timers (Yuriko and me), we didn't know virtually anything about the skates. So when we got to the counter, I kept silent while Yuriko just told the guy '40', and he was like 'Huh?' It turned out that
the sizes are measured in inches and not centimetres. =P


We skated for around 4 hours, had lunch (tangyuan only =P), bought some earrings, tried on some clothes at Hong Kong Express, went to La'fiil then went home.


Now what happened at La'fiil was that I wanted to get my hair styled, and that was it. Then suddenly, seriously out of the blue, Yuriko said she wanted to dye her hair and I was like 'WHAT??!' She chose a shade that was around one or two shades lighter than her hair colour, and without reflection of artificial or sunlight, it looked as if she didn't dye her hair at all. As for my hair, Si Lu helped me style it to a rather out-of-bed look that looked cool, but with lots of hairspray, 'cause my hair is lank and heavy... =P


Now supposedly Chloe had posted on her Facebook that she needed used phones and naturally, someone had to do it. On Thursday before our badminton game, that someone went to look for her with around 7 used phones - Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, etc... And when she returned (we were at KFC having lunch), she looked disappointed. Why? Dear Miss Chloe didn't even get out of her car to get the phones, and why someone still persists, I don't know.


After that, we had out badminton game at the community centre. We played from 2.00-3.00pm, by which time I was dead on my feet - that day's roller skating had my arms (rather than me legs) killing me. Long after we finished our game, we stayed in the community centre playing around. Yeanchi and HY were making MVs, and I lost my socks. I took off my shoes and socks, left them with the drinks, then we went out to the playground for around 20 minutes, we went back and they were gone.

I missed a school day (Saturday) and thus missed a couple of tests, namely history and chemistry. I flunked my history, but studied what I could for chemistry. Carbon compounds, heat of neutralisation, redox reactions, etc. I think I passed the test. XD


I took my test on Friday, the day which we planned to go for another roller skating trip, but I had to take care of the co-curricular ordeal and also my chemistry test, which I tried to negotiate to take it on Thursday but failed. Friday was the last day of school before the Hari Raya Puasa holidays, and it was the day when the form 5s took their PSV test, so many people were absent. I stayed at school for the whole day (though I planned to go out during recess, but knowing the strict discipline these days, there would probably be someone waiting outside, even if I could get past the prefects), and just as classes finished, I rushed to the toilet to change, completely forgetting that I wanted to take the bus to Endah Parade. =__=


I went up to the 5th floor (Yeanchi mistakened it for the 6th floor =P) for karaoke with Yuriko and Yeanchi. It's my second time in a karaoke room, the first bring HY's birthday during the form 3 year. That time we had around 8-10 people in the room, this time there were only three people. What happened to the roller skating, you say? Well, they went there early, and as they say 'the more the merrier', and 2-3 people is not 'more', so they abolished that date and went for karaoke.


Yuriko was singing her heart out for ....... (insert name) when I went in. I picked my songs, and most of the songs that they picked were Taiwanese songs that I haven't even heard before, if not not interested in. I could consider myself something like a multilingual music fan - I listen to English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, and a very small dash of Spanish. And finally, I finished singing 'Prisoner of Love' without much mistake. =)


Next, we went to Top One Silver, 'cause Yuriko had another urge to get another piercing. It was the piercing on the cartilage, but not a helix. It seemed that the cartilage there was too thick, 'cause it didn't go through. We were like 'OGEI...' Since that one failed, she decided on another helix on her left ear. I bought my chocolate tangyuan, then got a lift from Yeanchi's sis back home.

Before going home we ordered a waffle at Nelson's then went to the DiGi centre to take a look at numbers. The price tag on a really beautiful number was RM8.50. After further enquiry, the price was actually RM18.50, 'cause there was already an extra RM10 of credit in the SIM card already. FUCK INACCURATE PRICE TAGS.


I was constantly reminded for the remainder of the day that there was BM and history intensive class at Wawasan the next day. I woke up too early the next day and went there too early - classes started at 8.30am but I got there at 8am, so we had breakfast at the nearby coffee shop. I was literally falling asleep during class and had to try to keep myself awake.


A tradition I kept myself with is that at the start of the holidays, it's manicure time. Well, not exactly pro manicure, but more of just painting my nails. I bought a yellow a couple of months ago, and I wanted to use it before it thickened up (the texture is actually kinda thick, but still liquid enough to paint), but I didn't want full-power yellow nails, so I alternated it with another colour.
I didn't apply a base coat, 'cause my nail-painting skills have yet to improve and I'm not exactly big miss don't-do-anything-at-all, so four coats make it easier for the colour to chip off. For the base (on alternating fingers) I used Elianto's #19 Hot Pink and #23 Yellow. For the top coat, I used #01 Transparent. The result was candy nails, and thus, I shall be Miss Candy for this week. XD


I just noticed that my classroom's current colour is the same as my yellow nails, seriously. And even the little quote strips on the walls match the pinks. Wow... The paint was chosen by the teacher, so there's not much we could've done about that. As for the quote strips, well, it's either typing error, or someone's spelling needs serious revision.

I've noticed that parents these days are really prejudiced about trends and virtually anything teenagers do to be part of the 'in' crowd. Piercings, hair styles, black-obsessions, street clothing, music, etc. It seems everything that they care about now are grades, and not the traditional moral values, teenage well-being, 'I want you to have a memorable teenage life' anymore. It's all 'You have to think about your future!' and 'I want you to have a comfortable life in the future' and 'I want you to earn lots of money!', and they wonder why so many teenagers are turning to cigarettes, drugs, free sex, suicide, or less seriously blogging and online gaming.


Being a music freak, and also a person who has an obsession with collecting music, I need a real good search-and-download engine. Initially I made a list and asked my sis to help me dowload it using LimeWire. After that, I download eMule, but after a few months, it just stopped functioning. It was supposedly an illegal programme and the creators have been arrested (or that's what I heard anyways). After that I tried using Baidu and Sogou, but they seriously got on my nerves - lots of the files were 5 second audio files or their formats were incompatible with my phone though it was a .mp3 file.

Now I use Ares (my sis'), which is (supposedly) legal and fast (enough). Though sometimes they just get stuck there, which really pisses me off. As for birthdays and cards, I lost RM1.80 there. The day we went to Endah Parade I got three small cards from Hong Kong Express at RM0.60 each. I left them at the karaoke room and forgot to take them when we left. =x


I've been using tea tree oil since I got my first piercing, which was around 5 years ago. Even then I was the only one using it 'cause others didn't have a use for it and the smell kinda deterred them. Tea tree oil has a function of disinfecting and has a menthol-like effect on the skin. Everytime I got myself a piercings, tea tree oil became part of my nightly routine. I've just found of another function of tea tree oil other than disinfecting piercings, which is to treat pimples and blemishes (found this on AskMeWhats), and it actually works! I tried applying it to the would-be major pimples (those that form a hard lump on the skin and kinda hurts when you apply pressure). Woke up next morning and the size have decreased tremendously. =)


Some blogs I recommend if you're something like me - interested in makeup, skin care, nail care, products, etc. =) Xiaxue.blogspot.com, The AskMeWhats' blog, makeup-madness.blogspot.com, The Makeup Piggy, MissChievous, hazelong.com, theNotice and andy lee makeup singapore. The reason for the non-uniform names is 'cause I don't remember some of the URLs (I follow these blogs) and I've confused some URL's position of the hyphens, etc. =P Seriously, these are some of the really good blogs (by awesome bloggers) and they are updated regularly.

I shall revise my review on makeup removers. I currently have these few in store - Bioelements Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, Daiso Charcoal Cleansing Cream, L'Occitane Milk Makeup Remover, TheFaceShop Migamsu makeup remover and Dermalogica's Precleanse. I absolutely HATE the Bioelements - the description says removes all traces of eye makeup and mascara without tingling, stinging, etc. Here's my say - it can't even remove high pigment eyeshadow. The L'Occitane one also has kinda of a hard time removing high pigment eye shadows, but removes mascara and eyeliner perfectly.

I change my comment on Dermalogica's Precleanse. I previously stated that it stripped the skin of the natural moisture, etc., I now have much bette reviews for it. I love, love, LOVE the scent and the silky oil (though the packaging could be improved). It removes eyeliner, mascara AND high pigment eyeshadows thoroughly on FIRST application. Others like TheFaceShop and Charcoal sometimes take 2-4 applications before EVERYTHING is removed. But I still stick to my comment that the Dermalogica stings the eyes (if it gets into your eye), so I would still stick to using the charcoal to remove tightlining and waterlining. =)

Now there's something I just HAVE to get off of my chest - waffle vs wafer. We (KL teenagers) seldom use the word 'wafer', 'cause it usually is called 'biscuit' or 'chocolate' if the wafer is coated with chocolate. Now, waffles are sold individually, usually slathered with chocolate, butter, peanut butter, jam, etc. How do they pronounce 'waffle'? I think you know - 'wafer'. Even the person-behind-the-counter pronounces it 'wafer'. Hello! You don't even know what you're selling?! Go get an electronic dictionary or just go ask your English teacher - 'waffle' or 'wafer'?


Skin care and hair care is not just about having your hair looking beautiful, but also keeping healthy for the years to come. Now think in the long run, you dye your hair, perm it, etc, but at the end of the day, it gets damaged, and you ask 'How did this happen?' For hair, natural is best, but if you really do want to get it coloured/bleached or permed, you have to do treatment, and not only in salons. Xiaxue has some tips on hair care, 'cause her hair is constantly bleached and permed. If you want natural, shiny hair, invest in a good hair mask, shine serum and a cherry wood comb. These all add shine to your hair. =)


As for skin care, you see the old ladies on the street? Some look younger than they really are, and some look older. The reason? The time and money they spend on their skin, as well as how they eat. Ladies with younger looking skin doesn't necessarily use more products, but the right products. And I'm not only referring to the face here, I'm referring to the arms, the legs, the neck, etc. One of the most economic investments to maintaining healthy skin and preventing it from wrinkling prematurely is to use a lotion every night, as well as keeping up a regular skin care routine. This helps make your skin flawless (more or less =P) in the short run and keeps it young in the long run.


You're going out for a semi-formal event or an event that requires dressing up to some point, eg meeting some old friends, meeting your future in-laws, etc. You know that it's important that you present yourself nicely, but you're just not in the mood for dresses. What do you do? Dress casually (not over-casually) as in wear your usual jeans and a more decent looking top that doesn't resemble a T-shirt as much as possible.


Play along with your body shape - if you're more on the heavy side, please, please, PLEASE don't wear baggy clothes, they'll just add to the visual weight. Usually when you're slightly heavier (than the stick thin girls on the street), you'll have more curves, and be proud of it, 'cause curves = sexy. Seriously. Wear some loosely fitting tops or some geometric tops, which means it does cling to your figure, but isn't too tight that your 'layers' are visible with every little move you make.


Wear a skirt, or boots cut jeans/pants that look nice. The skirt should be (in my case, anyways) long enough to cover till the midpart of your thighs, or just slightly longer. A layered skirt would look nice, and no tight-fitting clothes please. Now that you've dressed casual, now to play things up. Just remember what event/occasion you're going to and it'll be easier for you to put your outfit together. When I say outfit I mean clothes, shoes, accessories and makeup.


As for accessories, use them according to what you're wearing - if your outfit has lots of designs or layering, go for more simple ones like a simple charm bracelet and/or a simple necklace; if your outfit is simple, go for the more dramatic stuff. The good part of dressing simple is that you can funk out your whole look with funky accessories. Makeup depends on time - night, dramatic; day, simple. Play with colours and go easy on the liner (unless you're going for a goth/cosplay meeting). Perfectly define your brows, add some colour to your cheeks and lips, take some time to style your hair (not over-dramatic, thank you).


Here's what happened this morning - I woke up early to see my godparents off, and I was wondering why my piercing hurt so much even when I didn't touch it. It turned out that the small raindrop shaped end of the retained had made it's way INTO my piercing and I was like 'OMFG'. I pulled it out from the back (and hurt like hell), put in back into the now slightly larger hole, got a tissue and blotted away the blood before getting some tea tree oil. I love tea tree oil.

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