Happy Birthday to me :) - Narcissism is Necessary

Happy Birthday to me :)

Am officially 24 :)

And in conjunction with my birthday, I have revamped my blog. Press ctrl + f5, quickly quickly if you’re still looking at the old blog!

Ladies and gentlemen, I present …. kimberlycun.com v5.0. :)

So how? It’s huge, right? All 900 x 688 of pixels, babeh. Have to live up to the blog’s name, you see.

Took me two whole days to get the blog theme just right, and making sure that it loads properly in both Firefox and IE. As for people using other browsers, aih sorry you have to bear with the wonkiness!

Lets walk down memory lane for a bit, shall we??

My very first blog banner was the huge ass picture of my pair of pins. Boy, those legs had attracted so many comments both bad and good. Got called lumpy. Got called lardy also got. Now that I look again at the banner, yeah they do look kinda lumpy hahaha.

Circa 2004.
kimberlycun.com v1.0 circa 2004

Of course, one of the most unforgettable moments with this banner was getting parodied by Kenny on April Fool’s day. Classic!

Kenny's hairy legs.
Narcissism is very hairy.

Then I got bitten by the patriotism bug and decided to design my blog according to the bendera colours. What on earth was I thinking? While I really loved the look of the blog, I did not receive a single positive comment about it. Now looking at it I still really love everything about the design, except for my obvious lack of chest…

Circa 2005
kimberlycun.com v2.0 circa 2005

It was during this time that I was spotted in Lime magazine too. It was one of my first times appearing on mainstream media so I was understandably thrilled :)

Lime magazine.
Spotted in Lime magazine.

After much negative feedback about the v2.0 design, I decided to revamp my blog again. I really had no idea what to do and finally, armed with a boyfriend and a rusty old Canon Powershot A70, we got to working. I put on my prom dress and he started snapping away. Although I looked orange and pudgy in the banner, I resigned to the fact that I could never photograph nicely :(

(which really means I look better in real. REALLY ONE!)

Anyway, don’t ask me about the orange colour. I don’t even like the colour orange. I was just too lazy to tweak with the theme so I stuck to it and designed the banner around it.

Circa 2006.
kimberlycun.com v3.0 circa 2006

The truth is, I really had no plans on changing v3.0. I had grown to love it and it grew on me. Then in October 2007, the worst thing that could happen to a blogger, happened to me. I lost all my blog posts, everything…including all the precious comments.

I changed to a new server and was desperate to reinstate my blog. Unfortunately, I had forgotten the name of my wordpress theme and no matter how hard I searched, I couldn’t find it anymore. In the end, I resorted to using a different theme, which ladies and gentlemen, was the blog theme you saw just yesterday.

Circa 2007
kimberlycun.com v4.0 circa 2007

I was never truly happy with the theme and was always thinking of changing, but my lazy arse was always in the way. Until today that is :)

I think that the new blog design reflects me better. Well, a more grown-up Kim :) There’s also a lot of purple, my favourite colour. Even my RSS button is purple, don’t play play!

Anyway, think the bigass banner may load rather slow the first time, your patience is appreciated! Promise the subsequent times won’t be so slow one.

So, what do you think….yes or no?


Okay I’ve changed the colour of the font to a lighter shade. Hope it’s easier to read now :) Thanks!

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69 Responses to Happy Birthday to me :)

  1. moons July 23, 2008 at 9:14 am #

    The new blog theme is just awesome. Like the colors and how they match the header banner. Nice work!

  2. PB July 23, 2008 at 9:35 am #

    Happy Birthday Kim!! The huge banner is awesome even if I was a little surprised to find it filling up my screen :) Grey text on dark background is a leeetle hard to read. But there’s definitely a more grown up feel to it. Hope you have a great day!

  3. chris tock July 23, 2008 at 9:41 am #

    yalaaaaa that’s why i say the text but ok la since it’s supposed to be “matured” :P

    waitlemmerepeatmyself- “OOH MY FCUUUUKK THE CLEAVAGE!!!”

  4. KY July 23, 2008 at 9:44 am #

    It’s niceee, I likeee

  5. joshuaongys July 23, 2008 at 9:48 am #

    yes or no?? YES YOU LOOK BETTER IN REAL LIFE!! MUCH MORE BETTER!!! and ur banner is really… lolx reminds me of my old banner… and again.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  6. Kuzco July 23, 2008 at 9:52 am #


  7. Cheesie July 23, 2008 at 10:07 am #


  8. Yatz July 23, 2008 at 10:11 am #

    it looks more professionally done compared to the old one coz the old banner looked pixelate..

    anyway, happy 24yrs old wtf..lol

  9. v0ices July 23, 2008 at 10:15 am #

    Very nice welcome to whoever that visits
    and Happy 24!

  10. eyeris July 23, 2008 at 10:16 am #

    really making up for the ‘lack of chest’ in version 2.0 huh? hahhaha

  11. Nigel July 23, 2008 at 10:20 am #

    Nice! Love the black and purple combo. =)

  12. beetrice July 23, 2008 at 10:22 am #

    Ok, apart from the fact that you definitely have cleavage in this banner – it’s in my favourite colours! :D The text is a bit hard for this semi-blind bat to read though…

    Happy Birthday, girl…and yes, you look heaps better in person!!

  13. Ms.Bloom July 23, 2008 at 10:54 am #

    You’re totally rocking that corset babe! Looking good!

  14. jen July 23, 2008 at 11:19 am #

    Happy birthday! Black is teh awesomeness. :)

  15. twosuperheroes July 23, 2008 at 11:22 am #

    Wow..the huge banner on top is really outstanding! Haha. What more with your picture on it eh. Thumbs up for v5.0 and a very happy birthday! :p

  16. YY July 23, 2008 at 11:28 am #

    Hi Kim,

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! and I like your new banner =)

  17. nicktay July 23, 2008 at 11:35 am #

    Happy Birthday babe!!

  18. Jane July 23, 2008 at 11:40 am #

    Happy birthday, Kim! Lurrveee it. You look va-va-voom in that corset *drools*!

  19. Simon Seow July 23, 2008 at 11:48 am #

    Wow, the huge header gave me a shock when I come in. Nice!

  20. Kimberlycun July 23, 2008 at 11:53 am #

    moons: thanks..yay u noticed the purple hue :)

    PB: have changed the font to a lighter shade. hope it’s easier on the eye now! thanks for your wishes :)

    tocktock: i told you it’s gonna be a lot of depth!

    ky: tq!!! :D

    joshua: hehe thank you..you’re too kind! ooh you had an in-your-face banner too eh? why replaced wor!?

    kuzco: i know, and it’s B!

    cheesie: coz i eat a lot of dairy products!

    yatz: thanks man..we are same age why u laff!

    v0ices: hehehehe glad you think so!

    eyeris: totally!

    nigel: thanks man :)

    bee: thank you babe!!! changed the colour of the fonts, hope it’s easier to read now!

    ms. bloom: thanks babe..it was hmm tight! haha

    jen: thanks babe :) black rules! and also more environmentally friendly!

    twosuperheroes: thank you!!! :)

    YY: thanks, glad you like it :)

    nick: thanks!!! :)

    jane: thank you for the compliment hehe :)

    simon: haha great!

  21. venessa July 23, 2008 at 12:02 pm #

    i love it!!!!!! so pretty, so pro. looking. i love the colors…

  22. Nicole July 23, 2008 at 12:53 pm #

    holy moly, you scared the blinking socks out of me!

  23. Chris Tan July 23, 2008 at 1:08 pm #

    So I mentioned to everyone that it was your birthday :) And here we are, as we are and will always be thankful for your hardwork.

    The Board of Lasseters International Holdings limited and Etika International Limited,
    The staff Nova Nutritional (Horleys New Zealand), And the staff and Management of the Park Hyatt Saigon would like to wish you our respected PR Spokesperson and image consultant, a very happy birthday. :) (They told me to send a card but im too cheap for that haha!)

    And on a personal note, thank you for being such a great friend and business partner. (Boredroom ftw always)

  24. ShaolinTiger July 23, 2008 at 1:11 pm #

    Happy birthday Kimberlycun, love the banner font.

  25. genedavinci July 23, 2008 at 1:30 pm #

    grown up, nice :)

  26. Kimberlycun July 23, 2008 at 1:38 pm #

    venessa: thank you! im glad you like it :)

    nicole: so easily startled?

    chris: no, thank you! for everything :)

    st: me too! :)

    genedavinci: i is a woman now! :)

  27. pinky July 23, 2008 at 1:51 pm #

    Really catchy banner! Good job! ANyway, Happy bday Kim dear:)

  28. pinkpau July 23, 2008 at 2:13 pm #

    i love it i love ittttt. the colors so niceeee

    kimberlycun why are u so hot!

  29. Paul Tan July 23, 2008 at 2:50 pm #


    “So how? It’s huge, right?”

  30. Kimberlycun July 23, 2008 at 2:56 pm #

    pinky: thank you so much :)

    pinkpau: coz i exude fanbulousity fantasticism

    paul: happy or not?

  31. davidlian July 23, 2008 at 3:07 pm #

    I was just watching the OC and you look awesomely like Rachel Bilson in your new banner. If you don’t know who she is…do a yahoo! search. Cheers!

  32. davidlian July 23, 2008 at 3:09 pm #

    Oh… sorry, left this out: “Happy Birthday!”

  33. naeboo July 23, 2008 at 3:52 pm #

    oh noesss another blog with black background. but since it’s urs ok lar. i wont mind. the banner is now a hell lot better than the previous fo sure. <3

    haha, i didnt realise i got myself an accidental *classic kim* shot (both as popularized by kenny)



  34. FeR July 23, 2008 at 5:04 pm #

    happy birthday Kim!
    Nice new banner and layout!
    *thumbs up*


  35. Selina July 23, 2008 at 5:20 pm #

    Happy Birthday GIRL, IT”S SO YOU!
    It suits you…
    this blog design really rocks

  36. mk July 23, 2008 at 6:24 pm #

    I love the pic! Nice color coordination.

    Btw, happy birthday =)

  37. Kimberlycun July 23, 2008 at 6:44 pm #

    david: i know who rachel bilson is but the question is why were YOU watching OC? haha thanks anyway cause she’s really hot :D

    naeboo: hahaha deja vu!

    fer: thanks babe :)

    selina: THANK YOU! im glad you thinks so :)

    mk: thanks :)

  38. pinksterz July 23, 2008 at 6:53 pm #

    lime mag. thats how i got to know your blog :P

    oh and happy birthday! :D

  39. Fieran July 23, 2008 at 7:06 pm #

    Hey Kim. Happy birthday and great blog revamp :) I like it. It’s so you.

  40. Kok July 23, 2008 at 8:01 pm #

    Happy Birthday. They sure are big.

  41. Dabido July 23, 2008 at 8:19 pm #

    WHat a big b b b b b b b banner you have!!! :-)
    Happy Bathday again! :-)
    Did I say banner? I meant Birthday! :-)

  42. sheryl0202 July 23, 2008 at 8:55 pm #

    Hey!happyyy BIrthday!!! Love the banner! Can teach me? I donno how to customise it!

  43. yahui July 23, 2008 at 8:58 pm #

    birthday girl suddenly give us a surprise! LOL! nice banner leh~ pretty birthday gal~ :)

  44. Daryl July 23, 2008 at 9:12 pm #

    Love your new site, especially the headboard! Took me a full 2 mins b4 i can bring my finger to scroll down! LOL!

  45. Matthew July 23, 2008 at 9:18 pm #

    NRSFW = Not Really Safe For Work :P

  46. janus July 23, 2008 at 9:27 pm #

    Happy Birthday. New banner is awesome. Now that you’ve done the recap, can’t believe i’ve been reading for so many years! All the way since the lumpy feet :P

  47. skyler July 23, 2008 at 10:06 pm #

    Happy birthday kim!!!!! Love the corset!!

  48. Lydia July 23, 2008 at 11:09 pm #

    Hey Kim, I have been reading your blog silently for years now. This is my favourite banner! I love that the shoes are placed beside you on the couch, very nice detail.

  49. christmas July 23, 2008 at 11:11 pm #

    Happy birthday!! Love the new layout and sexy header woot!

  50. Huai Bin July 24, 2008 at 12:10 am #

    Happy birthday Kim! I remember reading your blog from the very first blog banner (the one with the legs). I like this design better, the banner takes up the entire page for my resolution and I like the small and neat text in the comments box. Nice!

    Have a great year ahead! Cheers!

  51. Bee Nee July 24, 2008 at 12:45 am #

    oooo nice!
    and happy belated birthday =)

  52. Erna July 24, 2008 at 2:00 am #

    Hey, sweetie, sorry I’m wishing you happy birthday so late.

    Hope you had a good one, babe.

    You’ve persevered, took criticism gracefully and shown a huge amount of class at such a young age. ;) So says this auntie.


  53. Kimberlycun July 24, 2008 at 2:13 am #

    pinksterz: it was you who told me about it, wasn’t it!!! how time has passed eh :D

    fieran: thanks babe! can’t wait to see you! 3 more months!

    kok: yes i know!

    dabido: thank you hehehe

    sheryl: hehe teach must charge tuition fees!

    yahui: thank you dear :)

    daryl: thank you so much *sniff*

    janus: yay old timer! thanks for still coming back :) *hugs*

    skyler: thank you babe!!

    lydia: thank you for commenting! don’t be so silent leh :D

    christmas: glad you dig it! :D

    hb: you take care too dude. we must meet up again when you’re in town!

    beenee: thank you ;)

    erna: thank you so much erna you really made my day! *sniff you’re not an auntie!!

  54. Yumm July 24, 2008 at 5:19 am #

    Lovely new header. Love those shoes, too. Happiest birthday to you!

  55. leeern July 24, 2008 at 9:01 am #

    fantastic header. u look gorgeous love ^^
    looks like a book cover to me XD

  56. Kimberlycun July 24, 2008 at 9:48 am #

    yumm: thanks :D!

    leeern: thank you! book cover…really made my day :D hehe.

  57. aeroplane1234 July 24, 2008 at 11:06 am #

    it does make u looked much more matured, but when u will learn to keep ur shoes off the sofa ah? ..:)

    Happy Birthday

    wish u good life, more money, bigger tits.

  58. julian July 24, 2008 at 11:13 am #

    Happy Birthday! :D
    I like the colours in the banner too, with the purple theme in the blog also; however, I must say I think the banner is maybe a bit too big – one can hardly see the title of the first post when arriving on the blog. IMHO :)

  59. xes July 24, 2008 at 11:28 am #


    Btw, Happy Birtthdaay!

  60. Kimberlycun July 24, 2008 at 1:35 pm #

    aeroplane: haha ok ok! thanks! :)

    julian: heh sorry about that but you’ll have to scroll down! :D

    xes: thanks dude :)

  61. shengmae* July 24, 2008 at 2:33 pm #

    hey kim! happy belated birthday. :)

  62. annegel July 24, 2008 at 11:28 pm #

    Hey babe, awesome new look! Love it! And happy belated birthday! :) See you around k? Cheers.

  63. Kimberlycun July 25, 2008 at 1:10 am #

    shengmae: thanks babe :)

    annegel: great to see you here woman! thanks :)

  64. jessica k. July 25, 2008 at 3:54 pm #

    Happy Belated Birthday!

    I’m surprised to find out that yuu share the same birthday with my bf. :)

    Hope yuu had a great time for that special day.

    All the best to yuu! <3

  65. ~T@!ra~ July 25, 2008 at 6:50 pm #

    Totally in love with ur huge photo!!! good angle.. hehe.. like the head design but dun like the double sidebar though..

    oh.. and happy belated birthday!!!

  66. Kimberlycun July 26, 2008 at 4:42 pm #

    jessica: i had a fabulous time! thank yous :)

    t@!ra: thanks for the wishes and for dropping by :)

  67. zewt July 27, 2008 at 9:05 pm #

    happy belated!

  68. Lyillianne July 27, 2008 at 10:57 pm #

    Happy Birthday! I think this theme is better than the previous ones :)
    The banner seems a tad too big, though.


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