Thursday, June 21, 2012

'The Artist' review

On Wednesday, thanks to Nuffnang and Roadshow Entertainment, I went for my first Nuffnang event!

And I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised!
It was a silent film that I really enjoyed and didn't fall asleep! 
It was held at the Gold Class cinema at Jam Factory. A good excuse to leave work on time, we got to South Yarra train station at 6.20pm. We had Spudbar for dinner before we got to the cinema and it was one hell of a satisfying serve of carbs!

Upon arrival, I instantly knew I was among Nuffnangers. Smartphones came out, flashes all around the place to get the best photo of the entrance.
I too couldn't help myself. 

We got a drink each and made our way inside the cinema. 
I've only been to the Director's Suite in Hoyts once and because the reclining seats were so comfortable, I fell asleep during Iron Man! I know. I've never done that before but with a blanket to cover my cold feet, even the sound effects couldn't stop me from getting a shut-eye. We also found a DVD of the movie once we got to our comfy seats. 

If you're into (or even if you're not into) silent films, you should watch it when it comes out on DVD on June 28th. I won't spoil it for you.

Till the next one, here's a shot of my favourite bit of the film.
Gotta love a drama queen! Have a good cold weekend and keep your feet warm with your favourite pair of W(Uggs)! 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Just because I have to...

I have come to realise (only just yesterday when I checked out my own blog) that I haven't updated or even contributed to the number of visits since last year. It is rather embarrassing and the thought of having to post another entry after over a year, is just a waste of time. 

I have the usual excuse of being too busy. Over the course of a little over a year, I have managed to achieve quite a lot (while I wasn't spending time on my blog). I  (as far as I can remember):

  • had my 24th and 25th birthday and have (somewhat) experienced a quarter life crisis
  • have enjoyed (although people will think I'm mad) my job as an assistant brand manager at Vitality Brands. look out for my brands the next time you're grocery shopping: Well Naturally and AntiOx
  • bought a brand new couch after we've survived on the single futon couch/bed for over 3 years
  • have gone snowboarding (came back with a terrible back ache) and about to go for another trip in 4 weeks
  • had my mom and grandma visit me during winter, where they absolutely despised winter 
  • watched 'love never dies' at the regent theatre 
  • went to derby day, drank and won cash
  • went for a press approval for the first time for the cartons of my brands. printing is a challenging job and marketers are very fussy with colours
  • went to work in flip-flops, a Hawaiian skirt and a straw hat as part of our 'big Hawaiian shirt day'
  • realized bunnings warehouse is overwhelming
  • planted basil, mint and coriander for self consumption, kept them alive until fatboy dehydrated them
  • went home to malaysia for chinese new year, spent the holidays with the family eating, shopping and getting more shoes
  • watched big bang theory with my sister almost every night before bed during my 4 week holiday at home
  • bought more shoes to add to my collection and officially have 34 pairs (I worked out if I wore a pair each for a day, I would only wear each pair 12 times at most).
  • got addicted to tetris battle on Facebook (thanks to my sister), made it to level 21 and have been stuck there since February
  • ran for the kids in April and successfully (without fainting) ran 5.2k under 33 minutes
  • went fishing two days in a row and caught nothing
  • have been extremely excited about my friend's baby boy who is extremely cute and have been getting all the attention since
  • went to sydney (second year now) for work for the Sydney triathlon, told myself (again) that if they can do it, i should be able to since i'm only 25. but maybe next year
  • won a pair of wuggs from wittner
  • and the list goes on...


this is obviously an obligatory post. reason? I won a gold class double pass from nuffnang (haven't had an ad on my blog in years) to watch the silent, Academy award winning film 'The Artist'. To tell you the truth, I haven't seen a silent film since i was young, when I used to watch with my late grandfather. I'm excited. The giveaway includes a double pass, small popcorn and a drink (beer, wine or soft drink) and I can't wait. 

Apart from that, I get 2 copies of 'The Artist' DVD, one to keep for myself, and another to giveaway to readers in a post or competition thanks to Roadshow Films. Considering I haven't had readers in a long, longgggg time, anyone who reads this and comments (you only need to ask for it in a comment, considering you're in Melbourne) gets a copy of the DVD. That's also another reason why this link was up on facebook. You and I both know what social media can do. 

I will (promise) to write about the film next week. 
until then... keep your feet warm with a pair of Wittner Wuggs 

Monday, March 21, 2011

The one with the birthdays

Officially the worst blogger ever. period

I have not even looked at this page for months, let alone update it with words and pictures to keep everyone happy.

You know they say that your life changes the moment they call your name. Loud and proud, walking up the stage, grinning your teeth out; you try not to slip and fall before grabbing that most important piece of paper from his/her hand; your passport to the next realm.

Then, your life is officially. over.

For the next 30 years, it's going to be 9 to 6 day weeks, 20 days of annual leave a year, and the very few public holidays we have here in Australia. I'm not complaining about my job. In all honestly, I love my job. I just wish we had three day weekends once a month, longer lunch hours and maybe a bonus twice a year. That should do it.

I've been insane busy with work since I got back from my super-awesome three week holiday back home. I no longer have the privilege of going back for three months. It has now been cut down to three weeks. I did an insane amount of shopping, had nasi kandar ever other day and drank teh tarik every morning for breakkie. That should last me for the next 11 months.

I'll be going to Sydney in two weeks for an event so I'll remember to take pictures to post em up... But till then, this should be enough to tell everyone that I'm alive and well.

Till the next one,
Stay well, eat your fruits and party like a rockstar!

Just as I was about to sign off, I remembered something important.
Ee, remember how you said I've never wished you happy birthday here??

Happy Birthday EE!!! 24! ha.ha.ha

Another one of my besties turned 24 too.

Then (it took me alot of courage to post this up)

Happy Birthday Angela!! Hope you had a blast!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Spring Carnival: Derby Day

It's the Spring Racing Carnival season here and the entire Melbourne has dolled up for the season. Fascinators and hats can be seen in all the window displays in the city.

As part of a work function, I went to the races for the first time yesterday. AAMI Derby Day to be exact. This race day has a traditional black and white theme; more classic than colourful. I spent hours over the past weekend looking for a fascinator from Myer. There were thousands to choose from. I didn't want one that was too big and getting a hat was wayyy too expensive (they cost around 250-300 dollars).

Days before Derby Day, all everyone could talk about was the terrible weather that was about to hit Melbourne. "One months rain in 24 hours" That is A LOT of rain for Melbourne in one day. Considering that the races is an outdoor event, the bosses made sure that Vitality got geared up for the day. They made sure there were enough marquees to cover our booked lots at the races. Considering what we were going to be dressed in, it would be terrible if we were drenched in our stilettos.

The first race started at 11 on a Saturday morning. It was meant to rain the night before and all Saturday morning. When I woke up, I looked out the window and realized it wasn't raining. I thought to myself, wishing that there might be a chance the weather would be better than what we expected. We are in Melbourne after all. We made it to the races by train and got to our lots just as it started to drizzle. An hour later, the rain started to pour. Not just rain but heavy 'Malaysia-like' rain. Such a terrible day for the races. By the afternoon, the temperature dropped and the ladies started to take their coats out of the car. Even the suits were not enough for the men.

Nonetheless, it was a great day. Rain and all. Everyone had plenty to drink and after a few glasses of champagne, wine, beer and food, the rain did not bother us much anymore.

I managed to take some pictures.

The Marketing Team

See what the rain did...

Some of the boys

After plenty of drinks on the train home

Yours truly

Till the next one,
Have a great 'Movember', boys start sprouting your moustaches!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Just a spoonful of sugar

I just got back from Her Majesty's Theatre where I watched Mary Poppins The Musical.
It was AWESOME!!

Will update soon enough...

Till the next one,
Have a great week ahead. I know Mondays are always the best!

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Doing it just like the boys...

Just like the boys at home, I finally did it.
I think I had just as much fun as the boys did, being very careful at first, making sure I don't spill anything and eventually make a mess. You know how messy boys can get when they're so into something.

It has become a thing of the past since everything evolved, becoming so high-tech. It's no longer practical to do models the old-fashion way, from scratch, starting slow and picking up the speed as you go. It used to be known as a skill. People ask each other "Are you good with your models?" and they proudly reply "Of course, I've been doing them for years. I do one every two weeks or so".

Model making has evolved to a stage people spend more time in front of the computer doing 3D ones with a mouse. But seriously, how much fun can you have with a mouse and keys? Hell, it's much quicker but I don't think that one gets the satisfaction one gets when it comes to doing the actual thing from scratch.

Since there were scraps lying around on the dinner table, I decided to work on my own little project. I tried to be creative since I only had leftovers.

It takes a lot of patience. If you rush it, you've got to start cutting the pieces all over again.

Behold, my masterpiece.

A side view of what I spent one and a half hours on.

my roof with a gutter so the rainwater will flow out to the sides

That's panels which block the harsh Melbourne winds. It's an outdoor space inside minus the wind.

Obviously I'm not as good as they boys. They've got so much experience. Here's my boy's model.

Now that I've completed my first ever one, I have dreams for better ones. What I want to create next is an outdoor space where events can be held. I've already give it quite a bit of thought, how I want the columns to be, for it to have a roof so that people don't get wet if it rains since Melbourne seems to be raining quite a lot these days. I'll post pictures if I am able to finish it.

Till the next one,
Have a great Sunday because Monday is just around the corner.