:: ma vie pour femme by hugo boss ::

Slowly, eventually, i’d like to do a review of all my favourite perfumes. I LOVE scents. And i should prolly do a write-up on why i do, what it evokes and how i feel when i wear them. But before i get around to it, let me share about THIS one. It’s on my Christmas wishlist. Thankyouverymuch.

Hugo Boss Ma Vie Pour Femme

Sniffing this, i imagine myself traversing the quaint old streets of KL. Stopping at every textured wall to stare at, catching sun rays under trees and indulging in deliciously refreshing coconut ice cream.

Excerpt from the description writeup:

“Hugo Boss Ma Vie Pour Femme was inspired by the independent spirit of a woman as she pauses to indulge in the simple moments in life; a walk home at dawn, the sun on her skin, the touch of a flower. It is in these moments, when truly treasuring life, that the Boss Ma Vie Pour Femme woman is her most captivating, exuding a glow of femininity and confidence.”

Top notes: of cactus flower and its green freshness.

Heart notes: of pink freesia, jasmine and delicate rose buds.

Base notes: of warm woods and cedar.

I generally never thought much of Hugo Boss’ scents, prolly preferring the men fragrances more. But this one was quite appealing. Loved the simplicity of the bottle (almost Dior Addict in form and color)…but the scent was light and refreshing! Suitable for all day use from office to events and i’m usually a sucker for clean ‘just-showered’ fragrance. So this one was right up my street. And it may be quite bimbotic to mention, but i find Gwyneth Paltrow quite attractive. Almost always, i’m attracted to a fragrance by the ‘face’ of the product. And this is one of those.

Have yet to add this in my collection…so BIG HINT ya’ll.

P/S: Another one of my favourites is Sheer by Stella McCartney. However, i have not seen it in the market for the LONGEST time. Anybody knows if it’s been discontinued or being sold elsewhere under another name, etc?

:: the story of a pencil ::

Read a story. Wished i wrote it.

A boy was watching his grandmother write a letter. At one point he asked:

‘Are you writing a story about what we’ve done? Is it a story about me?’
His grandmother stopped writing her letter and said to her grandson:
I am writing about you, actually, but more important than the words is the pencil I’m using. I hope you will be like this pencil when you grow up.’

Intrigued, the boy looked at the pencil. It didn’t seem very special.
‘But it’s just like any other pencil I’ve ever seen!’

‘That depends on how you look at things. It has five qualities which, if you manage to hang on them, will make you a person who is always at peace with the world.’

‘First quality: you are capable of great things, but you must never forget that there is a hand guiding your steps. We call that hand God, and He always guides us according to His will.’
‘Second quality: now and then, I have to stop writing and use a sharpner. That makes the pencil suffer a little, but afterwards, he’s much sharper. So you, too, must learn to bear certain pains and sorrows, because they will make you a better person.
‘Third quality: the pencil always allows us to use an eraser to rub out any mistakes. This means that correcting something we did is not necessarily a bad thing; it helps to keep us on the road to justice.’
‘Fourth quality: what really matters in a pencil is not its wooden exterior, but the graphite inside. So always pay attention to what is happening inside you.’
‘Finally, the pencil’s fifth quality: it always leaves a mark. in just the same way, you should know that everything you do in life will leave a mark, so try to be conscious of that in your every action’.

Excerpt from Like The Flowing River by Paulo Coelho.

:: flying ships ::

‘You’ll never make it with your sails down’. – quote from Waterworld (1995)

Note to self: You can’t go anywhere if you don’t position yourself to move. And even then, you need Wind. An apt quote for what i’ve been thinking lately. Can’t expect myself to go anywhere if i don’t make the necessary preparations to move (ie. put up my sails). And of course, to choose which direction to go, that’s where my Wind comes in. Holy Spirit, lead me.

Waterworld

Work’s been getting dreary, but am hanging in there. All these traveling is fun, for awhile. Then it just gets tiring. On another note, i finally realised my dream to go to USS. Thanks to dear friends who wanted to do their pre-wedding shoots in Singapore. Not to mention, it rekindled my passion to plan weddings and do artsy things. I wish there was more time to spend indulging myself in these activities. But USS!! Omg. I need to go again. We didn’t get to do all the rides due to time, but we managed to cover the major ones like The Mummy and Transformers. Am waiting for the Galactica rollercoaster to be re-opened. Miens, was so disappointed to discover that it was closed! Oh wells, i believe that good things come to those who wait. Haha! Hopefully there’ll be more rides by the time i make trip #2. Here’s to more random trips. Good people = good company!

USS

This has to be my fav shot of the trip – happy faces AND happy colors. Even if it IS without me in it :)

:: cheat tricks ::

Thanks to amazing graphic designer friends, i have now discovered an app/site that will allow me to experiment as many graphic designs to my heart’s content! I’m so thrilled! Check it out: www.canva.com #bestcheatever

Don’t have to go begging for people to design Homes posters/birthday invites or hunting for free and LIMITED (in design) printables that i could customise and pass off as my own. Hehehehe.

Hello, #newfoundskill.

On another note, this happened.

November

SO MANY THINGS TO DO.

:: pengsan ::

Was so annoyed with someone for messing up my spreadsheet, i wrote a song.

Posting this just for the record. Sing to the tune of Zee Avi’s “Kantoi”.

Satu pagi i busy buat kerja

Bila i check spreadsheet

Semacam jadi gila

Apesal ada filter mana-mana

Kalau boleh, i nak filter you punya kepala!

Selepas i repair you punya kerja

I busy pergi meeting lama-lama

Bila balik, tengok lagi sudah sama,

You repeat kerja you buat dengan sengaja.

I frust marah macam nak gila

Telefon dah la takde juice-nya

Kalau ada, dah lama aku jerit ya

Memang cekik darah you punya nama.

Pengsan!

Lol. Sigh. Some people just do things at the wrong time. Maybe for the right reason, but still!!

:: happy bunches ::

This year’s birthday is certainly one to remember! What with it being celebrated every other day BUT my actual birthday, that makes it all the more special! To me, at least :)

Will blog a little more on how turning 27 feels, but BEFORE THAT!

I gotta share these pictures of sweet surprises given by girlfriends. I’m not like..obsessed with flowers but i love fresh flowers just like every other girl. Especially if its in pretty wraps. I mean, who doesn’t like pretty things right? :)

Flowers_3Flowers_1

Flowers_4 Flowers_2

Admittedly the bouquets that came were a little smaller than i expected, but still pretty nevertheless! The fact that they came in burlap or hessian cloth as some call them makes them all the more unique. I’ve been calling it ‘guni-wrapping’ but that’s just me. Heh.

I don’t know the ladies behind this brilliant idea but i thought they deserved a plug. Plus, i’m very happy with the flowers i received and i’ve sent some happiness over to different ones on random days! Excited to see their responses! You can check them out here: http://www.happybunch.com.my/happybunch/

RM30 for a happy bunch with free delivery around KL and PJ! An extra RM5 delivery charge for anywhere outside areas stated. NOT BAD RIGHT??!

Wished i came up with the idea first! Lol. So, go out there and make someone’s day! :)

:: strange ::

“What irritated me most in that entire situation was the fact that I wasn’t feeling humiliated, or annoyed, or even fooled. Betrayal was what I felt, my heart broken not just by a person I was in love with, but also by, as I once believed, a true friend.”

― Danka V., The Unchosen Life

For some reason, i was reminded of you today. Strange.

:: flick a switch ::

I found this so..appealing. 

Had a dream that I could teach you how to love
My machine
I learn to reach inside your rib cage
Flick a switch and you engage
See the life burst across your face

Excerpt from the bridge of Fool Of Me by Say Lou Lou.

If only it was that simple to flick a switch.

 

| letting go |

Ah, am totally refreshed by the new album by Steffany Gretzinger. So beautiful!

EXACTLY what i need right now. 

You’ve brought me to the end of myself

And this is has been the longest road

Just when my hallelujah was tired, 

You gave me a new song.

Now i’m letting go…

I’m letting go…

I’m letting go…

Falling into You.

– Letting Go-

:) To be able to write so, I’m wanting. 

God give me the words. 

And that’s how You won me. <3