This month has been absolutely CRAZY but like i’ve learnt recently, whatever we want, is drawn into our space and it’s up to us on whether we resist it or not. I’m not gonna resist work that’s coming my way! I was taking up all the projects i could, till this week i’ve just started saying no no no to people cos i just don’t have the manpower to handle anymore.
Which is great. It’s NOT a bad thing.
I have been envisioning KinkyBlueFairy to be a creative boutique company that does whatever tickles our fancy, and all these unexpected projects have been dropping on our doorstep.
Right now we’re working on three big projects simultaneously not counting smaller social media ones on the side.
We’re launching our e-commerce website soon (finally!) and it’s already in beta phase but Sweet Ee refuses to allow me to blog about it yet.
We’re starting to work on the PR for a big fashion event coming up in October so that’s gonna take up time in Sept.
We’re pitching on event installation ideas to be had from end of this year and looking forward to next year.
I have already started to look thru the calendar on events we can take part in to promote KBF’s products and oh don’t even start about Christmas yet…
We’ve also been collaborating with photographer Vincent Paul Yong of Verve Studio for a Levi’s project.
Here’s a teaser vid for now that Levi’s just launched on YouTube:
This is all work, not counting personal stuff i have to do on the side, like spending time being best buddies with my lawyer, banker and agents in my efforts to sell off my first property so i can breathe easy on the second one i plan to renovate and move into this Jan, or maybe Dec if possible. I haven’t even confirmed the ID for it yet. Feck.
And then of course… i absolutely MUST have some personal time or else i’ll just go crazy.
I’ve started meditating every morning now. Just so i am CALM and in CONTROL.
It helps a lot.
If you want to read more, check out The Stillness Project.
It’s run by my friend Tom, whose goal is to get 1 billion people in the world to meditate.
So here are some quick pix cos tomorrow, i’m taking my parents for a one-week holiday to Bali.
We were supposed to go in April but my dad broke his back in March so he couldn’t fly and i delayed their tix and so we’re going tomorrow!
I will definitely be working while i’m on holiday with them :p
I don’t have a choice. My Levi’s deadline is looming and i’m trying not to freak out.
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I haven’t had lunch alone in the longest time and just RAN AWAY to do so one day last week.
It was glorious. Eating my favourite Jap set meal of sashimi and tempura at leisure while going through my thoughts and work notes.
Work perks include packages sent to our office from brands who love fairies
Thank you Sephora! My current faves are the Stila and Marc Jacobs ink eyeliners.
We also got a huge bag of Sailor Jerry goodies, this Caribbean Rum that’s making its debut in Malaysia this weekend at MTV Asia World Stage.
All i can say is we got more excited about the rum and cookies :p
We tried the rum almost immediately (in our defense, it was already evening) and it’s really smooth!
“Sailor Jerry is blended with 100% natural spices and flavours, and is inspired by the American tattoo legend Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins.”
Alcohol is always welcome in our office! Haha
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I started working out with a personal trainer at Celebrity Fitness and it’s so evil cos i keep on stopping by nearby stores to pick up ONE thing and end up buying more crap.
Wanted to buy more stickers to pretty up my car (cos she’s been acting up) and ended up with these new gloss stamp things that looked so intriguing. You know what, i can’t even tell you what it’s like to use cos i still haven’t opened it! And i got some sparkly silver Mod Podge to do up a pair of shorts. Haven’t done that either. -_-
And today, i went to buy a new Apple cable, and ended up with a dress and leggings -_-
This has go to stop.
Moving on, i HAVE been doing SOME form of art!
I had no idea what to give Rahul for his birthday so i decided to draw him on canvas.
It’s been AGES since i bothered to do any art, and i really enjoyed myself that Friday night.
Dancing, drinking, and playing with my hula hoop in between bouts of drawing and painting!
I really wanted to see his reaction when he opened it but i got so drunk at his birthday party i don’t remember what it was -_-
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Been trying to love myself MORE, and realised i have totally been neglecting my FACE.
I haven’t had a facial since early 2013.
I make time for massages, but not facials.
Thought enough is enough, and went for this Triple X facial at Energy Spa (where i go for my massages)
It took 90 minutes, and i just lay there and kinda passed out cos i was so tired.
Could also have been the massages the therapist did intermittently while waiting for segments of the facial to complete.
My skin looked and FELT so different after that i was almost embarrassed.
I asked what exactly they did kononnya it’s all these steps of exfoliating and removing of dead outer layers of rough skin to reveal younger skin underneath. Luckily i didn’t get any allergies, so despite sounding like a powerful facial, it was sensitive enough for my allergies to handle.
I’m supposed to do this once every 3 months, which i WILL henceforth.
(Seeing i don’t suppose i have time for a monthly facial anyway)
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After working on Rahul’s present till 3am on Friday night, i woke up to go for some photo shoots and interviews for people we’re featuring for our Levi’s project – from 11am till 6:30pm. And then i went for Rahul’s birthday party till 5:30am. I was utterly SPENT on Saturday!
I met Khairena of Eat Clean KL and totally got excited with her over her new spirulizer.
Baby (Studio Verve’s manager) and i obviously doing lots of hard work.
Teeheehee. Taken at LAIN Furniture
I love Baby cos she lends me her long hair to pretend i have a ponytail XD
This Levi’s project has been sweeeeet cos i’ve met so many interesting new people!
Ok i really gotta run.
It’s 8:40pm, i’m still in the office and i want to have dinner.
Selamat Hari Raya to everyone!!! I’ve spent the last two Rayas taking long holidays in Sri Lanka and Myanmar, so it’s the first in awhile i’m around (ok besides taking a road trip to Clearwater last weekend, but it was only for 2 nights). I think cos i haven’t been around during Raya for a few years, i only got invited to two open houses! It’s probably better cos i eat way too much stuff i’m not supposed to (nor should but my willpower is at is weakest right now).
One batch of friends tucking in at the Sufians
Ryan, Mo, Fook and Tianna had a little jamming session.
I came out of Rudy’s room to see them gathered together and was like, “Yay! Free music!”
Rudy joined them but after watching him talk and play and go all over the place, Ion was like, “He’s on his own planet.”
Me: *burst out laughing* “You’re the second person to say that to me in the past hour!”
The first was Rahul teehee.
Claudia and i totally vibin on some contemporary yellow patterns that day!
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Our baby is having a baby!
Today we celebrated her birthday a few days late by having dinner at Bait.
We must have been the loudest people laughing there.
Cammy, me, Dhanya, Aps, Steph
It’s been months since we’ve got together for a meal.
I feel so lucky to have SO many girlfriends in my life, but these girls were the first group i really got close to and we’ve seen each other through so many life celebrations and hurdles. My heart expands thinking of how much i love them!
Tomorrow, one of them and i will be going outstation for a holiday.
Me: I was thinking that i’ll just make the most of it and bring all my toys and decorations to arrange in some way, and place the babies in there to take a picture. Photoshoot! But hmm… *remembers one of them has started walking*… Cameron might run away.
Crazy Mother: We could tie him up!
Me: … But… he’s your child…
Crazy Mother: It’s ok, just TIE HIM UP.
I feel like i didn’t get enough time with them but we’ll getting our holiday soon enough…
After dinner, Aps and i went by Six for cocktails.
It’s super new so i think they haven’t finished doing up the interior yet.
I looked so indecisive while choosing a cocktail that the bartender nicely made me one that wasn’t in the menu. It had rum, bittersweet-flavoured liqueur, homemade rose syrup, sweet + menthol liqueur, and aromatic bitters in it. Was yummeh.
I just had one cos i didn’t wanna overdo it. And had to leave anyway cos i need to pack all my toys for a holiday!
PLEASE DON’T BE JAM TOMORROW PLS PLS PLS
Instead of opting for a short futuristic cut, i felt like keeping it a bit more feminine (haha i guess this is considered as feminine as i can go for now).
New friends i make still ask me where i get my hair done and it’s been the same answer for years - The Met @ Parkroyal! Alex is my superstylist cos he pretty much judges you based on your character and style, and whips something up. Sometimes i don’t even know what he’s gonna do to my hair – i leave it all up to him.
The Met KL Salon is having an InstaChange competition, where 3 winners will be selected each month from July-Sep 2014. Winners will each receive a free cut, colour & hair treatment + haircare products from Redken 5th NYC and exclusive skincare products from Sothys Malaysia, all valued at up to RM1,500!
All you have to do is:
1) Follow @TheMetKLSALON on Instagram
2) Post a front profile snap shot of yourself on Instagram
3) Hashtag #themetklsalon, and write (in English, Chinese or BM) what inspires and motivates you to change your hairstyle and colour
More details on their Facebook update *here*
I just noticed that Serena is still on The Met’s Facebook page cover photo with blond curls. She does her hair there too and i think… she introduced me to the salon a few years back!
Clem and i went to visit her yesterday cos she’s pretty much still house-bound with 7-week-old Chloe.
Serena looks positively RADIANT. Motherhood suits her.
Chloe is one of the most good-looking newborns i ever saw!
I swear all these half-kwailo-half-Asian babies always turn out looking so good.
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I’ve been regularly eating at BMS Organics as a healthier option to some of my meals.
They’ve got an extensive menu filled with Chinese dishes, and they’re all REALLY YUMMY and reasonably-priced.
The first dish i ordered there was the curry laksa.
It satiates my curry laksa cravings albeit with less guilt.
Everything in the restaurant is vegetarian, and i’ve been telling everyone that it’s the best vegetarian meat i’ve ever tasted. A year ago i wouldn’t have believed i would be trying to push fake meat to anyone, myself included.
Don’t be lazy, read the below to be a little bit smarter today >
I’ve been trying to slow down my meat intake since watching Earthlings and it’s not easy AT ALL, cos of the amount of meat that surrounds my social life + meals + where i dine.
Some people think i’m riding a “trend”. It’s not a trend when it’s the TRUTH of the situation our planet has plummeted into. Not wanting to KNOW nor CARE is a sign of being in denial or ignorant. It’s not like i’m a full-fledged vegetarian trying to sell the idea. I’m so not. I still appreciate a steak once in awhile, and my mince meat in my occasional hawker lunches… i’m just hoping for a bit more awareness on how eating meat daily isn’t necessary nor normal (based on the human lifestyle mere decades ago).
Ok i’ll stop there. Back to happy pictures!
I’m not a big fan of milk, so i try to compensate my calcium intake by eating lots of cut fruits in Farmer’s Union yoghurt (thanks Didi for recommending)
I need to do a toy purge in my apartment soon… lots of them are gonna go into donation before Christmas!
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My crazy Cheshire-cat-on-crack phone case from @PGadget atop my Furla Candy bag.
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I started horse-riding!
Chelsia has been asking me to join her and i really wanted to cos i’m looking for new hobbies that include more movement and activity (and less drinking :p). We woke up at 6am one morning and it was actually really nice to chat with each other, feed and talk to all the horses, take a class, feed the horses some more, then get home to shower and off to first meeting of the day.
Look what a happy fairy i am!
I must admit you can’t help favouring certain horses more than others. I’d pass one an extra carrot or two and go, “Shhh don’t show the others!”
If you think i’m being all super healthy not eating meat and going horse-riding, let me make you feel better.
Behold the fate of the cupcake that was left in a certain drunk person’s handbag:
Don’t worry, it didn’t go to waste and was still devoured.
I went to visit Louis on Friday night and met all his pets including the sweetest hedgehog!
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The BIG Group is having a Turkish Food Bazaar at The Square @ Publika till 26th July!
After having their team of chefs and buyers visit Istanbul twice this year, their inspirations have resulted in offering Turkish fare like Shish Kebab, Lamb Kofta, Tomato Dolmas, oven-baked Turkish Shortrib, Mercimek Çorbası (lentil soup), Güveç stew, Fattoush salad, Turkish ice-cream and many more for the month of Ramadhan.
To further accentuate the festive spirit, all Ben’s and Plan B outlets will be serving uniquely crafted Turkish-inspired dishes till 27th July 2014.
The BIG Bazaar will be taking place at Ben’s Independent Grocer till 3rd August, where unique Turkish discoveries of spices, nuts, teas, dried fruits, baklava and lokum have been air-flown just in time for the festive season.
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Le sigh, i haven’t even really settled back down in KL after a crazy weekend at the Cove;
and i’m already sorting out my next trip in a couple of weeks’ time for a surprise client…
i can’t say yet but i’m excited!
I felt kinda sick after lunch with my parents yesterday, i don’t know why…
a bit of headache and nausea (NO I’M NOT PREGNANT)
I’m putting it down to too much partying and not enough taking care of myself properly.
This whole taking-care-of-myself well seems to be the MAIN topic that plagues my thoughts this whole year.
Besides work stuff.
I was just thinking over the weekend that isn’t my job here to do the BEST i can?
And if i’m trying to do that in all other arenas of my life… then how come i’m not doing it for my actual LIFE itself meaning, my health…
I don’t know.
I’ve been thinking lately that it may be time for me to really stop smoking and drinking.
Smoking i know i can, and WANT to stop by this year.
Drinking…. damn, i don’t know if i can stop drinking.
Damn you manmade vices that got me addicted! *shakes fist*
Nothing done pointing fingers.
Ah we’ll see.
Maybe i’m just really hungover.
Maybe this is one of those many times i say to myself, “I swear i’m gonna stop drinking” and then the next thing you know i’m partying again.
Am i gonna end up one of those people who can’t drink within their imposed limits?
Maybe i’m one of those who have to go all the way or no way.
i.e. I have to go cold turkey no alcohol, or just forget the idea.
I feel ill. Will rethink this tomorrow. Ok bye.
A bird just shat on my face!
I was standing outside on the road talking to Lang from Feed The Envy, and we were talking about our businesses when i felt a PLOP on the tip of my nose and forehead.
I instinctively knew what it was… cos it’s happened before! (The first time, a bird shat on my cheek was when i was in South of France with my mum.) It’s okay, i’ll just count it as a VERY LUCKY sign especially since i was talking about my plans when it happened.
I told Yishyene about it and she was all, “Where’s the picture?”
Luckily for me i’d just met Lang and he was too nice to think of taking one XD
Anyway back to my blogpost!
Last weekend the Formerfrees and i had a baby shower staycation at Sekeping Tenggiri for Sueann!
Before heading there i had lunch and ketchup sess with Dhanya who’s back from shooting in SG, and we went to Mothercare to get my present for the baby-to-be. A big bag of mint and pink plastic balls caught my eye and i lost all concentration on the changing mat i was to look for. I picked up the bag of balls and started hugging them while walking around the store grinning, feeling very sure i’d buy them ALL.
In the end i decided to be a bit more grown up about my financial choices… also i can’t keep buying toys like this. Clem is at his wit’s end and there is barely any more space in our storeroom so i put it back, feeling mature but dejected.
When i headed to the counter to pay for the baby stuff, i saw Dhanya paying for something and wondered which baby she was buying for. Turns out the baby was ME cos she snuck off to buy the balls as my belated birthday present! I was “Noooo Dhanyaaaaaa!!!” And she said, “Now Clem can’t say anything cos *i* bought it for you. Happy birthday!”
*HUGS BALLS TIGHT*
Look how much happiness they bring into a pool!
I know i’m screwing myself over cos i’ve just added another big bulky item to my To-Bring-On-Holidays list, which is already pretty long.
Didi presenting Sueann and her baby bump! Baby girl coming in 6 weeks!!
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I did a shoot for L’Oreal on Monday, along with 4 other bloggers they chose.
My hair was done by my regular stylist – Alex from The Met.
Here’s a sneak peek behind-the-scenes, i can’t wait for the pic to be out!
Stylist Wee Chee pondering whether the orchids should go in.
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On Wednesday i had a shoot for Kate make up at the Tongue in Chic office.
Ming did our make up.
If you want to have him do your hair or make up before a special night out, you can request for a Mingover at Dry Parlour, a new wash and blow establishment in Bangsar Village that i’ve been meaning to blog about! I heard that if you ask nicely they’ll serve you wine too
Don’t poke me Ming!!!
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