Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Red and Winged

Well, I'm not talking about some red eyes, furry and winged animals :)

I'm talking about eyeliner and lipstick here, sugah! I am a simple lady, at least when it comes to applying my war paints.  Most of the times, I only wear eyeliner, mascara and lipstick. I prefer winged eyeliner (some might say, batt wings or catty or whatever terms those make-up gurus called it) and red lips. It always do the trick. It never fails to brighten your otherwise lackluster face! Might I add, it's a classic and chic look, as opposed to pop-it colors. Although, I have to say, a psychedelic ones is cool depending on the theme and situation :)

My favorite 'ammo' so far are:

1.  Maybelline eye palette in Hyper Diamonds GY-1 shade

2. Maybelline Color Sensational Passion Red R42
...and taaadaaa, these here are the results:



No, he's not my new squeeze. He's a mere colleague :)


All it needs is deft hands and, never forget a red lipstick. It's classic, chic and timeless :)

XOXO...

Friday, December 9, 2011

Holidays a-coming!

Hello, luvlies :)

Christmas is coming and I'm mighty pleased as punch!

Here's wishing you'll get a great holidays, which I am anxiously looking forward to. I don't have a tree to decorate this year as I am currently in the midst of moving to a new apartment. My cuzzie and I are finally getting a place of our own - a 3-bedrooms apartment. Yay!!

However, my local parish (back in my kampong ) is sure gonna be having a great time for the Christmas celebration.  My friend told me that there's going to be a Family Day (a day before Christmas) for the church members. I can foresee fun times and interesting stuffs already.

I'll be heading back to my kampong on Dec 23rd for the celebration.  Meanwhile, have a great and merry holidays ahead, folks!



Luv & XOXO

:)

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Random Eleven


Tagged by Lizee's (Eleven) and this would be the longest entry ever!

TERMS & CONDITIONS:
1.You must post these rules. 2.Each person must post 11 things about themselves in their journal. 3.Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post. And create eleven new questions for the people you tagged to answer. 4.You have to choose 11 people to tag and link them on the post. 5.Go to their page and tell them you have tagged HIM/HER 6.No tag back! 7.No stuff in the tagging section about “YOU ARE TAGGED IF YOU ARE READING THIS” YOU LEGITIMATELY (a.k.a REALLY, TRUST, WITH ALL HONESTY) have tagged 11 people.

11 Facts of Enniebelle:


Fact #1: I’m the fourth child in my family (and the only bookworm!)

Fact #2: A dog and cat person.  Back home, we have quite a menagerie. Two cats, three dogs, 8 rabbits (and still counting!) and chickens!


Fact #3: When I was a little kid, I was extremely dark and small.  My siblings and cousins used to taunt me and called me a “Timorese” (No offense to Timorese, each of us are special and beautiful in our own way.  Peace, no war)


Fact #4: When I was in Form 2. there was this new cigu from Kelantan.  He was reed thin with wispy goatee. He had this high pitch, grating voice and quite garang.  On top of being a tyrant, he had a penchant for ‘wandering eyes’ and crude jokes and always leering on female students.  He complained endlessly about the state of my kampong. Saying things like: dekat sini tersangatlah ‘ulu’, saye tak beranilah nak minum air kat sini sebab tak terjamin kebersihan, kampong ni macam jakun, kat sini mak oiiii..panasnyer, banyak nyamuk, bla bla bla

One day, during moral education lesson (ironically, he taught us this subject and he’s the total jerk!), he ordered us to sit in groups and we were to elect a group leader.  I got elected, which I refused. So, our team were left with no group leader.  He said to me: Awaklah jadi ketua. To which I answered: terima kasih la cigu tapi saya tidak mau.  Lagipun setiap kalipun saya saja yang jadi ketua.  Bagi chance sama orang lain lagilah.  He thundered, with eyes bulging: Tidak, cheguuu nak awak jadi ketua.  Cheguuu tak peduli.  Kalau awak tak nak masuk kelas ni, awak boleh keluar sekarang juga.  Awak juga tidak dibenarkan untuk masuk kelas saya hinggalah peperiksaan akhir. Faham?!! (pointing his reed thin finger towards the exit door)

Embarrassed and feeling rebellious (Been bottling up my irritation because the whole class had to put up with his snide remarks about our beloved kampong), I slowly got up and said: Terima kasihlah cigu sebab beri saya pilihan untuk keluar dari kelas ni.  Lagipun, bukanya saya suka sangat cigu pun.  Cigu ni nama saja mengajar pendidikan moral tapi cigu sendiri tidak amalkan apa yang cigu ajar.  Mana boleh cigu main paksa kalau orang tidak mau. Selama ni, cigu selalu hina kampong kami.  Cigu cakap kampong ni macam jakun la, air berbau la, itulah, inilah, padahal sudah menjadi tanggungjawab cigu  mendidik pelajar walau di mana saja.  Ini tidak, cigu selalu merungut, mengina kampung kami.  Kalau cigu suda cakap saya tak payah masuk kelas, saya ikut saja. Off I went and straight to the library. I asked my classmates what happened after I stormed out off the class and they told me: the tyrant went red and if looks could kill, I would probably keel over halfway through the doorway! Well, true to my word, I never attended his class till the end of the semester and naturally, the cigu failed me in moral subject during final exam.  Next semester, another cigu took over and I’m happy to say, I scored A's :P

Fact #5:  During my growing-pains phase, the word ‘hostel’ is my bestfriend.  from the age of 13 to 22, my life was spent in hostels.  I wish I can live the other half, living out on a suitcase in hotels around the world! That’ll be a dream comes true! Well, a place of my very own will not be so bad either..

Fact #6: I wish I could strike up that TOTO jackpot bonanza! And when I do, I’ll settle my debts, buy properties, invest, make my family the happiest bunch on planet, give donations and fulfil that No.5 fact!

Fact #7:  I once said to a man:  sial ko, tiada kerja lain ka? Napa, ko tinguk kami ni macam ayam-ayam ka? You see, me and my cousin were walking, passing by a restaurant and there was this group of men eating.  One of them said leeringly:  punya main sadap! I’m no feminist but when it comes to this kind of thing, I’m a loose cannon.  To think that we weren’t wearing flashy and trashy clothes and he dared to utter such crude remarks was beyond me.  Well, the man turned red and I heard one of the men said: Nah, itulah ko.  Sembarang jak. Skarang suda terkena!

Fact #8:  When a relationship didn’t work out, I prefer to sever all ties with the ex.  There’s no point in keeping any relics from that phase of my life.

Fact #9:  I love going to karaoke! I’m a terrible singer and I might ruin your eardrums but hell, karaoke joints are people’s favourite past time!  You might scream, shriek, cry , croak, whimper, choke or anything but nobody is going to chastise you. Well, you might be teased mercilessly but that’s forgivable for the sake of harmless fun. hehehehe..

Fact #10:  Travelling! My lifelong wish is to tour Europe and Latin America! I yearn to feel the yearlong, wet rolling hills of Ireland, I long to see the Andeans and scale Machu Pichu, I want to feel the beautiful summer in Venice (was here in Dec 2007 during winter), I want to absorb the lights in the city of love – Paris, drink cafe’ au lait in the quaint and chic sidewalk cafes in Paris, be the revellers in Rio de Janeiro’s famous Carnival, go watch soccer live matches in Spanish La Liga, stand under the foot of Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue in Rio de Janeiro, soak up the sun in Greece’s Santorini Islands, inhale spring breaks in Amsterdam and the Netherlands. I want to stand in front of the world's most famous fountain, the Trevi Fountain in Rome, make a wish and throw my coin inside the pond (mumbo jumbo or not, I'd be the tourist no?). Gosh, I want to experience Rome, the whole of Italy!

Oh, must not forget the good ol’ USA: Living as an amnesiac in New York! I want to go bungee jumping in New Zealand.  Well, impossible it may to achieve but nothing's wrong in wishing and dreaming, no?  I need to go and rob the gold bars at Bank Negara a-la the Italian Job before I could achieve these lifelong wishes of mine.  Always harbour this secret fantasy of channelling my inner Kim Basinger in Real McCoy. Kekekekee

Fact #11:  when I love someone, it’s a sacred pledge and commitment.  And while I’m at it, I will never ditch my other love, “rationality”.  I might love someone to death but I will never abandon this dear ol’ love of mine.  Spoken like a woman who burnt too many times, no? There’s beautiful love and there’s dangerous love..

Lizee's  11 Questions:

1.  What is the most foolish thing you’ve ever done?
Not sure which word is the apt description of the thing I did.  Foolish or dangerous? I guess both.  This happened when I was a small girl.  Me and my cousins swam across a swollen and flooded river! The river was murky with strong currents and dangerous debris floating all around.  One knock on the head and there would be fatal consequences! We did it, successfully albeit with painful ‘rewards’ in the form of floggings, courtesy of our parents.  We gained notoriety, as ‘tsk tsk tsk crazy bunch’

2.  KFC or McDonald?
KFC.  McD is not my strong favourite.  If I could choose, it’ll be Burger King though!

3.  Favourite age you have been so far?
30’s has liberated me so! Being in this age has given me the licence to:
own a strong, liberated mind and life in general

Anchor my life around without some annoying interference of: you’re still young. somebody has to keep watch over you.  Whereas now: your life is your responsibility.  You’re now entitled to choose how you live it.  Just let us know from time to time how are you getting on and whether life is treating you fair.  We’ll always be your shoulders (those are the family’s pledge, bless them)

4.  Name one celebrity you can’t stand
That little shit called Justin Beaver! Ooopss..I meant, Bieber!

5.  Choose between these two super-powers: 1. Being invisible or 2. Being able to fly
Invisible.  I don’t think you’d still be able to spread your wings or whatever when you’re old, brittle and bedridden.  Well, you might be able to wiggle your fingers and toes a bit but...

6.  Do you talk to yourself out-loud? If yes, when do you normally do it?
Yes, I do.  Normally when I screw a task and have to redo it.  I will scold myself like : hiiiissssshhhh..buduh, buduh!

7.  Favourite cartoon characters of all time?
Can I answer cartoon characters? For me, The Looney Tunes.  Period.

8.  Do you have the habit of passing on chain letters/emails/texts to your friends?
Nope. They irritate the hell out of me.  Unless, they are accompanied by big fat cheques then I’ll surely pass the love around (Ouch! That sounds exactly like a classic materialistic bitch syndrome)  Fun games with friends, now that, I don’t mind 

9.  What’s your favourite junk food? Pick one
Bin Bin rice crackers! No MSG! Believe me, this stuff is highly addictive

10.  Do you believe in luck?
Yes, I have faith in luck.

11.  What’s your idea of a perfect day?
Being pampered by your loved ones.  Nothing beats the glow of happiness of loving and being loved. It’s food for the soul.

Now, here’s my 11 questions to: AJJusdyTomPapajonehSuhaira WafiahBro NudistSweet WiskiesBella AceWina EdwinaDeanonaRose Ragai

1.  What type of a person are you? Loud or mousey?
2.  Still remember the first thing you bought/did with your first paycheck?
3.  Do you believe in relationships with no strings attached?
4.  If Armageddon strikes, the first thing you’ll do is..?
5.  Imagine yourself as a time traveller.  Which period of times/era would you like to revisit and why?
6.  Movie(s) that leaves a big impression and profound meaning in your life?
7.  Have you ever been in love or attracted to your bestfriend?
8.  Coffee or tea?
9.  Climbed any mountains yet?
10.  The biggest embarrassment you have encountered was..?
11.  Are you a romantic person by nature?



Thursday, November 3, 2011

Honey, who moved my guylashes?

Imagine this scenario..

Hubby:  Honey, have you seen my guylashes? Can't find 'em. Did they sprout some wings and flew? *continues rummaging through the drawer*

Wifey:  Ummm...*muffled voice coming through the bathroom. You see, she's busy applying make-up*

Hubby: Hon?..

Wifey: Ummm..you mean the Shu Uemura ones? It's here. Can I borrow 'em?

Hubby: Yes, of course but not today, honey.  I've got a business proposal presentation this morning.  I need to look absolutely at my best today! Can I have 'em? I'm running late already..

Wifey: *pouts*

Why the imaginary dialogue? Here's why:

Male guylashes, anyone?

and this is the accompanying article, excerpt from the Daily Mail

Rise of the guylashes: Men get to grips with eye grooming




We've had guyliner and manscara but now we have the guylashes - false eyelashes for men.
Stars such as Russell Brand, Brandon Flowers and Johnny Depp have encouraged men to dabble in the make-up box but many will be asking if eyelash extensions are a step too far.

Eylure - a brand endorsed by Girls Aloud and stocked in stores across the UK from Boots to Harrods - are selling fake eyelashes for men priced at £4.75 a pair.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2056654/Guylashes-Eylures-false-eyelashes-men-guys-grips-eye-grooming.html#ixzz1ccgFk7yW


Ladies, congratulations! You've just acquired yourselves some 'fun' shopping buddies..

Monday, October 31, 2011

Brandon Flowers - Crossfire

Brandon Flowers is caught up in a crossfire and saved by Charlize Theron. Awesomely nice!



..she's one vengeful and enraged honey.. :)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Where On Earth Can I Buy the Juana La Virgen Telenovela DVD?


HELP!

I surrender! I've been trolling the net for the last three hours, searching for the Juana La Virgen telenovela DVD but no such luck! *sobs*

I love the telenovela and really want to buy the DVD but I don't know how and where!  I tried e-bay, nil. I tried Amazon, nil. I tried Google, nil!

Please, if any of you accidental reader, happens to read this, please, pretty please let me know should you know where to buy the DVD. In English subtitle, of course.

Muchas gracias, amigas!

:)

Monday, October 24, 2011

SUNSET


..is a luxury that everyone can afford of and take for granted.  I always love gazing through the sunset.  No matter where in the corner of earth I am, I always love the sunset best! 

*click images to enlarge view*














No photoshop, no editing, just a normal digital camera :)




Into the sunset

My cousin, soaking up the sunset









One has to possess great skills and mastery to be able to pose atop a pile of jagged edge rocks in the name of vanity :P




My very amateurish shot

One of my favorites..
I also love this :)


Sunset-gazing with your loved ones is a real heavenly treat..
Pictures were taken by the roadside along Jalan Tamparuli-Tinompok-Ranau, on the way to Ranau for a short getaway, Oct 22nd, 2011.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Killers: Somebody Told Me

It's 2011 but I'm still listening to The Killers' Somebody Told Me.. :)



By the by, someone has to tell Ms. Elizabeth Hurley that she has a boyfriend, who looked like a girlfriend!

Teeee heeee...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mabuhay Manila, Philippines: Sept 22nd - 25th, 2011 - Part 1



Well, that's me. Slightly rumpled and winded, after disembarking from the plane. I will  post more about it, later..

To be continued...

*******

As promised, here's Part 1 of the journey :)

For a year, I didn’t do any wandering at all. Out of Malaysia, I mean.  So, when my friend suggested that we go for a foreign holiday, I didn’t hesitate.  Our pick were, China? Hong Kong? Jakarta? Manila? In the end we settled for Manila.
A week before the impending departure, my friend called. She’s sick like a dog and she didn’t think that  she’d be able to go. I was like, whaaaat?!! Gosh, wrong timing!  So, what am I gonna do? Shall I cancel the trip or proceed? She said, since everything is paid for, it’ll be such a waste if I don’t go. You see, we were supposed to be going with several others, her colleagues.  That leaves me like an oddity. I don’t know anyone in the group.  Awkward, much?

So, a day before departure, my friend called again. She.Won’t. Be. Able. To. Make. It! I was resigned to the fact that I’d be flying and meeting with strangers by my own.  On Sept 24th, the whole group met at the airport.  Thank god, they turned to be okay and friendly. 

Waiting...

We landed at Clark airport around 04:15pm in the afternoon, with a little incident during the immigration clearance.  One of our people is sharing a name (the exact first and surname) with another passenger in the same flight! Huh, fancy that! The poor guy was grilled almost half an hour by the officers in the immigration and he was all by himself!  We tried to help him but the other officers ushered us outside.  By the time we managed to board our tour bus, it was already close to 05.00pm in the afternoon.  Disregarding the small mishap, it didn’t hamper our tourist spirits. Besides, the weather was fine.  From Clark to Manila, we traveled in a fairly straight highway. No twists and turns, only one clean straight line.  Clark is a flatland, once a US Army base, now turned into an agricultural town.  You can see sugar cane fields and occasionally paddy fields along the route.  Far in the distance, Mt. Pinatubo is looming over, asleep for now but who knows when it’s going to stir up after more than a decade of deep slumber?  

Outside Clark's Airport


Clark's flatland




Entering Manila’s outskirts, here, the interesting part begins.  Why interesting? In a manner of speaking, Manila is a huge metropolitan, divided in the way of standard of living,  lifestyles and economic status.  It comprises of 16 cities in total with almost 20mil population.  Other part of the metropolitan namely Makati City, the financial district of Manila is urbanized. Its landscape is dotted by highrise and sleek buildings, while other parts are dominated by working/middle class, the poor and homeless with rusty, decades old and rundown buildings.  I think it has some similarities with Jakarta. The more interesting fact is the traffic / road condition.  Two lanes can become four lanes.  You rarely see a police traffic, to man the congested traffic.  If you’re a driver, be prepared to go by your instincts and judgement. Lorries, van, jeepneys, tri-cycles, buses,  oil tanker trucks, cars, container trailers are jostling together in the city roads! No RULES, but you have to trust your driver! I was holding my scream/breath the whole time, and boy, the jaw-clenching journey finally ended after checking-in into our budget hotel, Gran Prix Hotel & Suites Manila located at Marbini St, Ermita.  
There’s one thing that I like about Manila that reminds me of Hong Kong: Billboards! They are everywhere,  in sizes. Erected and posted all over the cities, with pictures of gorgeous women/men plastered all over! Empty billboards with giant structures of steel and metals are also dominating the cities' skyline. No matter what sort of merchandises you’re advertising with, be it canned food, properties, cosmetics, and basically everything under the sun,  they must be accompanied with pictures of sexy/gorgeous people! I saw a big picture of that Pinoy famous actor, Jericho Rosales, holding a relatively small can of tuna. I also saw a giant billboard of several buffed, glistening skin and topless men, modelling corn beef! Well, I admit, they looked delicious and guaranteed to set the hearts of housewives aflutter and send them to supermarkets in frenzies!
There's Mr. Jericho Rosales, with his tuna can :P

Bruno Mars stares right atcha..

to be continued in Part 2...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Let's Stomp @ 1st Beach Tg. Aru, Kota Kinabalu (14th -15th Oct 2011)

Yeay, Stompin' Sabah is back! So, people, start your engine, prepare and lace up your stomp boots nice and tight!


images courtesy of Stompin' Sabah FB

For more info, visit the official FB page @ Stompin' Sabah or its website @ www.stompinsabah.com.my

Happy Stompin' & drink responsibly!
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