Sunday, 26 September 2010

Fashion Week

Got this photo from for the fashion week in London. I'm not a fashion guru or nearly at it so I'll just say what I like in the photos. Because, it's spring and I like colourful clothes, it's obvious.

I don't shop as to season either. I shop when I want to and when my pockets allow me to. And if I have to especially for electric blanket during cold seasons.

Nikon D700

•Nikon's original 12.1-megapixel FX-format (23.9 x 36mm) CMOS sensor: Teamed with Nikon's exclusive EXPEED digital image processing, the D700 delivers breathtakingly rich image quality.
•Broad ISO sensitivity up to 6400 and incredibly low noise: Super low-noise performance from 200-6400 ISO, with the added versatility of Lo-1 (100 ISO) Hi-1 (12,800 ISO) and Hi-2 (25,600 ISO).
•Continuous shooting up to 5 frames per second: Shoot at up to 8 frames per second with the optional MB-D10 Multi-power Battery Pack.
•Three-Inch, super-density 920,000-dot VGA color monitor: High resolution with
170-degree wide-angle viewing, calibrated color and tempered-glass protection assure confident image review.
•Two Live View shooting modes: Choose from hand-held or tripod modes to suit shooting requirements.
•Rugged magnesium-alloy construction: Along with extensive dust and moisture protection and a durable shutter mechanism tested to 150,000 cycles, the D700 merges pro D-SLR performance with expanded agility.
•Fast, accurate 51-point AF with 3D Focus Tracking: Exacting autofocus precision, plus three Dynamic AF modes.
•Dynamic Integrated Dust Reduction System: Effective quad-frequency, ultrasonic sensor cleaning minimizes image degrading dust particles.
•1,005-Pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering II: Legendary Nikon exposure accuracy aided by an onboard database of over 30,000 images.
•Nikon's exclusive Scene Recognition System: SRS further extends auto-exposure intelligence while also advancing white balance detection and auto-focus performance.
•Nikon Picture Control settings: Advanced color control with 9 customizable settings and 4 preset options allow fine tuning of image appearance preferences.
•Active D-Lighting with NEW Auto mode: Unique three-phase dynamic control to capture previously lost details in shadows and highlights while maintaining normalized contrast.

This is exactly what I'm after. Only if I can afford it. Maybe, it if cost as much as nfl t shirts, I'll gladly buy 10 of them.

Spring Cleaning

We're almost over with the first month of spring but I haven't really done any spring cleaning. Just a routine weekly cleaning that is. I reckon, good enough is good enough. But just in case, this is worth sharing (from the 15 minute bedroom cleanup:

Grab your supplies.
Few of us have supplies to clean the bedroom actually stored in our bedroom. Gathering all supplies together before beginning the job will keep you from getting distracted and failing to complete the job.

Grab all dirty clothing and put it in a hamper.
Since you're in a hurry, don't worry about unrolling socks, and pulling shirts right side out. These tasks are easier to do while sorting the laundry. Just grab all of the dirty clothes and place them in the hamper.

Grab all clean clothes and refold or re-hang.
If you have a significant amount of clean clothing lying around waiting to be folded and hung, skip this step and place the clean clothing semi-neatly on your bed after you complete Step 5. You can hold your bed hostage and remind yourself to take a few minutes to put away the clothing before bed.

Grab all trash and put in the trashcan.
This is not the time to determine if you're ready to trash old copies of magazines, or that pair of shoes you've needed repaired for two years. We're throwing away obvious trash, not sorting through boxes and closets. Save the major trash sweep for when you have more time.

Make the bed.
Yes, I know there is a major debate about whether or not to make the bed. You are just going to get back into it in a few hours. But if we used that argument for other areas of our home, we would never have clean floors, dishes, or laundry. Why wash something when it's just going to get used again? Making the bed changes the look of a room. It makes a room more inviting and uncluttered looking.

Pickup all the misplaced items on the floor, bed, desk, etc.
Put them in a basket, box, or bag. These are items that belong in another room in the house. Don't try to take them back one at a time. Just put them all in one location for now and move on.

Straighten surfaces.
If it has been a long time since you have cleaned in here, you may have large accumulations of your stuff that belongs in your room but is not in its proper place. Take a brief survey of this "stuff". If in a minute or less you can put it all away, do so. If not place it all in a container so that you can go through it and organize it later.

Sweep and mop or vacuum.
Don't move furniture to sweep or vacuum. Just do a quick run through.

Put away your supplies
Allow yourself to reflect on how much nicer this briefly cleaned room is. If you keep up this regime regularly on your room, you'll always be able to find your bed. And isn't that what we all want.

Really, for me this will take almost 30 minutes. I have lots of nooks, crannies and corners to check. And if there's a little monster that litters (with name tags, etc) the place that you just cleaned up, it's no easy feat.


Sunday, 19 September 2010

Match Couples

From their matching straw fedoras to their coordinating navy blazers and blue jeans, Diane and Joshua prove they are in style sync as they arrive in Saint-Tropez.

Every diva needs the perfect accessory! Marc perfectly balances his sexy wife's neutral snake-print Monique Lhuillier dress and gold jewels with a shiny khaki suit and cool shades while in Miami Beach.

There are more in people's website. I can't take them all in but I'm in awe in all of them. Funny, huh! Time to check-out the, for some interesting facts.


Holywood Mini Setters

These mini-mums, mini-dads and mini-themselves are really cute and funny. You can see their own identity and I can relate. A three year old kid can decide what to wear and nobody can change their mind other than sweets. Lol. It's alright, the worries of the best acne treatment is decades away.

Like mom Jessica Alba, this downtown-girl-in-the-making opts for easy, yet unique ensembles – including mini jean skirts and message tees, mixed floral and checkered prints, pretty shift dresses and bright sandals – for outings in L.A. to Paris.

Even though the 4-year-old fashion rebel started out in adorable dresses, her style has taken a tomboyish turn that includes fedoras, ties and blazers. "Children should be allowed to express themselves in whatever way they wish without anybody judging them because it is an important part of their growth," mom Angelina Jolie says of her daughter's style choices.

From her seriously chic accessories (check out those bags and shoes!) to her sophisticated outerwear, this stylish toddler sure knows how to make grown-up touches look oh-so-cute. "She picks out all of her own clothes and has since she was 1½," says her trendsetter mom Katie Holmes


Funny Quote

From celebs.

"As a kid I decided that a Canadian accent doesn't sound tough…So now I have a phony accent that I can't shake, so it's not phony anymore. I'm going for the Madonna thing, the Lady Gaga thing – a phony accent that becomes your trademark."
– Ontario native Ryan Gosling, to W magazine

"We're in the third trimester, and basically I'm dodging punches right now from my wife…She's completely over me and over being pregnant."
– Matt Damon, whose wife Luciana is set to deliver the couple's fourth child this fall, to PEOPLE

I know Matt, I understand it. You might want to consider how to burn belly fat soon.

I'm inundated with celebs life and goss these days. It's my lala land, if you know what I mean.


Loud Shoes

Frankie - a10-20-blue

Janine - A11-26-ORANGE
Upper: Leather
Insock: Leather
Sole: Leather
Heel: 12cm

Andrea & Joen shoes reflect a combination of sophistication and rock n roll attitude revealing freedom and confidence that makes the sexy Andrea & Joen a must for the contemporary woman.

Andrea & Joen shoes are very much the cutting edge flavour of the girls themselves. The design combines sleek shapes, sexy silhouettes, play of bold colours and materials, essential mixes for the Andrea & Joen signature style.

In 2006 they created the SUNDAY Andrea & Joen, using colourful and texured materials such as hand braided weaves, metallic texture and pop prints to create a more relaxed and casual style.

Starr - A09-19-AQUA

Well, not too loud for some but they are for me. Though, I quite like them especially the tangerine pair. Maybe, I can buy a pair when I finish the eczema opp.


Saturday, 18 September 2010

The best way to avoid getting a speeding fine, is don’t exceed the limit.

Although I am not a great fan of Cruse Control on vehicles, if they are used properly and as intended they are the best way of avoiding speeding fines. Most late model vehicles come with it as standard equipment, however earlier models can be fitted with an after market unit. Most people who get caught exceeding the speed limit were speeding inadvertently and even with Cruse Control it could have been set wrongly or be faulty. So to be absolutely sure not to get fined for speeding, you might also consider using radar detectors.

GUEST POST by Christopher John Petersen author


If you have or develop a lung disease, you may be entitled to receive compensation.

If you have or in the future develop Asbestosis, Lung Cancer or Mesothelioma, you may have been exposed to Asbestos or products containing Asbestos. It could have been as long ago as 40 years, as it can take that long for the disease to develop. But how would you know if you have been exposed to Asbestos? Apart from building products, it was common in the past to use Asbestos even in brake pads/shoes, so even a Tyre Fitter would have been exposed when inhaling brake dust. The best way to be sure is to contact a Mesothelioma lawyer.

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Thursday, 16 September 2010

Boys Shirts

I'm not due to buy some clothes for my half-man but when there are good value for money in the market, I'd be tempted. Actually, I am with these goodies. It's just a shame that ozsale don't accept paypal yet although they have a notice on their FAQ that they're working one it - for like half a year already. Anyway, with the news I received today about our college home coming, I need to save up so no shopping for clothes and riding toys these days.


Silk Dresses

Silk dresses have been in eversince. For me, they never go out of style. They're elegant.

A few moments ago, I was contemplating of what to buy to enhance my wardrobe. I never thought of silk.. but now I do. Hopefully, they'll never be as dear as macanudo.

Zambi dress - $395
Here in black/ivory - available also in gunmetal/silver

Here are the casual silk dresses worn by celebs. I'd prefer Kate's.

The work favorite gets a slinky update in sumptuous silk on Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Biel and Kate Hudson.

The Style

Another style and photo of Jennifer Aniston. How gorgeous! Don't raise your eyebrows. I'm a fan so I'm entitled to (as the same way as I should have life insurance. Love the jeans and bag.

With the summer more than half over in late July, the seasoned flier appeared ready to descend into fall, pairing her white jeans with suede boots and a cozy sweater vest at LAX.


Sunday, 5 September 2010

Laptop Toys

We've been planning to buy our half-man a computer but what we have in mind is different from these. We really think of a replica of a desktop computer. Although, I can say for a kid these are cool and not really expensive.

VTech - Dora Carnival Time laptop - VT32603

VTech - Thomas & Friends Learn & Explore Laptop - VT71300

VTech - Mickey Mouse Laptop - VT03900

I guess our kiddo can afford these without waiting for social security benefits.

Shoes Pick of the Week

Le Paradis Buckle Pump - 289V8-1587-Rid-Platino

Shoe Queen High Heels Wedges - 915-Wed-Charol-Lunares

Carducci Open Toe Mid Heel - 267-VS-Raso-Negro

It was funny last week. I bought a pair of shoes in a local shop for 50% off. I took it home and tried it only the find out that the sizes are not matched. I have to wait for another week - I'm only free on weekens - to have them changed but the right pair was not available anymore. How funny is that? I just requested a refund.

This business of shoes hunting is wearing me down and making me frustrated. If only it's like buying Amazon books but it's not. I'm very picky for an impulsive shopper.

Bags Pick of the Week

I just bought a bag from Esprit this week. It was marked down very low and looks like unrealistic for an Esprit - about 70% off. Boy, wasn't I glad. I also bought a jacket for Mcj for father's day. He liked it, I'm glad - for him no need to buy Elkay sinks as anything operational is fine.

But this week, I like these bags.

100% Leather

Internal pockets & External 4 pockets

W: 37cm H: 22cm W: 13cm
RAOUL is where you will find smart casual outfits and crisp business shirts and jackets. Opened by local retail giant FJ Benjamin, you will find their boutiques in fashionable malls throughout Singapore. They offer a collection that boasts a range of well-fitting shirts, blouses, skirts, pants and fashion-forward accessories such as belts, cuff-links, socks, purses, card holders and wallets.

A home-grown label that is now a household name among stylish business executives, RAOUL�s male and female collections possess excellent lines, with tasteful designs and colours.