lipstick gossip

ah hah! time for a new post. i am damn semangat these days!

today right after work i heroically braved the massive downpour to go to KL for Lipstick Gossip, a party hosted by stage cosmetics at bar+kitchen (henceforth shall be known as 21). but before i talk about my time at the party, let me just recall a lil parking drama that jayna and i had right outside 21…

so we were desperately looking for parking because there wasn’t any jockey available and it was drizzling, but as luck would have it i found one lil spot for my kelisa right in front of 21. lucky me!

jayna was also lucky because a beemer happened to be coming out of a parking spot, so i exited my car, stood on the pavement and waited for jayna to park her car. as i was watching her, very suddenly, instead of reversing, she accidentally accelerated. her car plunged forward, almost hitting the car in front of her. missed by 1/2 an inch.

i told her to reverse but she must have been a lil spooked…afraid that the car might have moved forward a little bit more if she engaged R so i took over the wheels. seen as though i work in a car company and i’m really good with cars and all that…..NOT :P

as i predicted, the car reversed smoothly without hitting the car in front and as i was beaming from my achievement, BANG!

i hit a car behind, which i swear i hadn’t noticed before :P

jayna and i were freaking out bad…we were thinking, eh should we park elsewhere or should we park here how how how how how? we ended up deciding to park there anyway, if the owner come out we will settle it like honourable people we are. after parking, we checked the damage and thankfully, jayna’s car was completely untouched. and the other car looked fine also. till i noticed shards of glasses on the road that is.

opss. i broke a signal light it seemed.

but it was drizzling so we just went and join the party lor…

#1 – bustling

#2 – me and looloo

#3 – jayna and looloo

we were hungry and didn’t have the patience to wait for the canapes so we ordered!

#4 – honey wings and calamari

#5 – jayna getting her tarot cards read

#6 – with jo and bee

#7 – and me getting my tarot cards read

cocktails were delicious and there were stations for palm reading, tarot card reading, hair makeover, mani/pedi and makeup. fun concept but we had to wait so freakin’ long for each station. in the end, jayna, looloo and i only managed to get our tarot cards read. by the time we’ve finished with that the other stations were already closed :( oh well next time!

overall i had a fun time catching up with the ladies and we ended the night tucking on greasy mamak food…

#8 – mee rojak! fatzzzz but you only live once :P

thanks stage cosmetics for hosting us :)

p/s: sorry dark coloured car with a broken signal light. we totally forgot about you after leaving the party :P sorry!!!!!!

Doing something for the environment.

It’d be rather far-fetched to call myself an environmentalist. I mean, I try to do my part as a citizen of Planet Earth, I think about my future offspring and I hope that when I’m finally reduced to dust that they’ll still be able to live and breathe normally, just like how I am now. Sometimes when my parents talk about the days gone by, how the weather used to be so predictable and so much cooler, I wish I could go back in time and experience how it was like.

I believe those days will come back again. All it takes is for everyone to make a few tiny lifestyle changes and the world could slowly and eventually heal itself. Idealistic? Maybe, maybe not.

When I was in UK, I had the opportunity to visit a Tip, a sort of waste and recycling centre where people could dispose stuff like boxes, plastic, electronic & electrical items, garden shrubs and many more. People came in droves, the centre was constantly busy with cars, vans and station wagons filled with junk in the boot. I have to say, I really admire their spirit of disposing unwanted things properly and responsibly. The most surprising thing of all, nobody gets paid for their trips.

Tip or Recycling Centre.
An example of a Tip. Picture from Geograph.

I think Malaysians in general are not new to the idea of recycling. It’s just that we’re so pre-occupied with selling our junk that we’ve lost sense of the true meaning of recycling. To some people, the Paper Lama guy is just the fella that gives some extra money in exchange for old newspapers. What happened to the old papers after that is a none-issue. I’ve been guilty of it too, when I was younger I would get really excited at my KL Tower of old newspapers and would get pissed off if the poor man gave me less money than I believed my tower deserved. These days, I’m just grateful if there’s someone who is willing to take the old papers to the recycling centre.

Recycle old newspapers.
Recycle newspaper because it’s the right thing to do.

When I was living in Singapore, every time after I’d bought something, I’d be asked by the cashier whether I’d need a carrier bag. I think it’s a great practice, especially when you’re buying only small items. I wish all shops in Malaysia would do the same as it’s a good way to remind the consumers that they have hands, hehe. Of course, we as the consumers should be aware of it too. It’s good to remind the cashier that you don’t need a plastic bag when they’re scanning your shopping goods.

Limit the use of plastic bags.
Limit the use of plastic bags.

My boyfriend’s mom carries 3 reusable bags in her car, we have never used a single plastic bag while out shopping with her. I’ve been trying to follow her footsteps but that said, I still forget sometimes. But it’s okay, as long as we’re all constantly trying innit? Bad habits are hard to break but they can be broken.

There are many more things that you can do for the benefit of our environment, such as:

1. Getting a hybrid or electronic car. Here’s a kickass electronic one that’s faster than a Ferrari if you’ve got tonnes of money.
2. Carpooling.
3. Fixing your leaking taps.
4. Saving the water you used to rinse food for watering plants.
5. Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth.
6. Don’t litter indiscriminately.
7. Shop from environmentally conscious corporations.
8. Use public transportation.
9. Bring your own Tupperware when you’re having takeaway food.
10. Use the fan instead of air-conditioning.
11. Have your blog, computer screensaver and wallpaper in dark colours as darker colours consume less energy to display. For example, this blog :)
12. Try composting. It works even in a humid country like ours too, as have been demonstrated by fellow blogger, Julian Hopkins.

Feel free to leave comments on how to make the environment better :)

Welcome to earth Qian Jie

Say hello to the latest addition to my family, Qian Jie. Isn’t she adorable?? :)

My aunt gave birth to a healthy bouncy baby girl on 24 July, one day after my birthday. So another Leo in the house.

The family gathered to celebrate her full moon.

#1 – Qian Jie power napping.

#2 – My mummy and her niece.

#3 – Yo, wutcha lookin’ at?

#4 – I <3 youuuuuuu

I’m feeling all motherly and stuff :P