Thursday, February 26, 2009

I'm Shifting!!!

Hey Guys!

I have decided to shift to . Do relink me to @ my new blog address!

Here is my new Blog address...

Blogger has been a great service to my site, I just want to try something different for now...

See all of you at Wordpress!

btw! My chat box is located at the top my blog. As 'CHATTERBOX' which is next to "HOME" and
"ABOUT", as does not allow allow the use of third-party chatboxes such as ShoutMix, Cbox and etc. other than Meebo and Google Talk.

and to Blogger! I thank you for ur service in my blog, I am jsut shifting not cause the service was bad but i want to have the chance to design my own website.. the blog won't be destroyed as I have important links here that I have not imported!

The Best Shoes for Men's Khakis and Chinos

Wondering which shoes to pair with those khakis and chinos? It all depends on the outfit, the occasion, and the look you're going for.

The good news is that because khakis are so versatile, they can be worn with a huge variety of shoe styles. But remember, khakis aren't suit pants, and they aren't jeans. Therefore the trick in wearing khakis successfully is to avoid shoes that are too dressy, or too casual.

Here are a few of the best shoes to wear with khakis.


Weather permitting, sandals are a fabulous choice for keeping khakis looking casual. But choose your sandals wisely, lest you get into that dangerous territory where you just look confused.

Bright colors are a definite "don't," as are most sandals with rubber straps.

Instead, look for sleek, stylish sandals like thongs and slides with smooth uppers in black, browns, dusky blues, muted greens, earthy shades or even whites.

Trendier styles, such as those with frayed edges, toe rings, or hardware can really lend an edge to khakis, but should only be worn in very casual settings.


Aside from wearing them with flip-flops, the quickest way to take khakis to their most casual level is by pairing them with sneakers. But even if you're going for a laid-back look, there's no need to be sloppy about it.

Unless you're under 21, in a band, on a skateboard, or have several tats and piercings to support your rebellious ways, it's best to avoid wearing certain sneakers with khakis. Ratty high tops, skate shoes, and puffy white trainers are just a little "too" casual for most occasions.

Instead, look for laid-back slip-ons, earth-toned retro styles, or anything with a bit of European flair. Avoid heavy velcro-straps, big logos, bright colors, and anything that's too "busy" with stripes or patterns.

Casual Shoes: Oxfords, Loafers, Mocs, etc.

There are very few casual shoes that don't work with chinos and khakis. Whether you prefer a lace-up oxford or a slip-on shoe, the main thing to remember is that you want a shoe that works with the rest of your outfit, not one that overpowers it.

To keep your shoes from stealing the attention from the rest of your outfit, avoid styles that have a lot of fussy detailing, wild prints, or features that make them seem overly clunky.

When it's a casual look you're going for, you don't want your shoes to seem like a try-hard. Look for simple, attractive styles in a color that complements the rest of your ensemble.

Dress Shoes: Trendy or Classic

As I said above, khakis are not a substitute for suit pants. However, they can be brought to a level that is quite appropriate for many business settings and dressier occasions.

While most dress shoes will work well with chinos, I prefer to see really shiny black dress shoes saved for suits and other dress pants. But a pair of khakis is the perfect complement for all those trendy dress styles that might be a little too trendy for really formal settings. They're also great for pairing with different materials and textures.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Scarf ! the Fashion Veil of Today

The significance of how the scarf emerged as a fashion accessory as well as its religious significance in the cultures of the world, is little known. The scarf, adorned by a woman from different parts of the world in religion as well as a fashion garment is highlighted. A scarf is a delicate piece of cloth used for protection or as a religious veil or purely as fashion. The oldest evidence of the scarf dates as far back as 1000 B.C., where women in the Chinese sculptures are seen wearing scarves. Scarves known as ‘sudarium’ in ancient Rome, was a handkerchief used to wipe sweat off the face and neck. ater, the Romans modified the sudarium into a scarf. From then on, the scarf was knotted to the belt or worn around the neck by men. When women adopted the scarf, it became a fashion accessory.

Another myth of the scarf centers around the Duke of Krakow, a celebrated explorer. In 1783, the Duke wrapped a self knit woolen material around his neck to keep himself warm. However, he got strangled with his own scarf when it got entangled in his husky pulled sledge. Ironically, the cause of his death was the invention of a woolen scarf. Croation mercenaries have worn scarves since the 17th century. The French were attracted by this piece of clothing and adopted the scarf calling them cravats, from the Croatian word - kravata. By the 19th century the scarf, was a fashion accessory in every man and woman’s wardrobe.

In every religion the name or form of the scarf may be different but universally it symbolizes modesty, sanctity and character. Men and women wear scarves either as veils or turbans as part of their religious attire. Amongst the Muslims, the head scarf worn by women is known as the hijab. The Quran describes the hijab as a curtain that gives muslim women their privacy. The hijab in Quranic Arabic is known as the khimar. Jewish women wear a tichel - a head scarf worn to the Jewish synagogues. Amongst the Hindus, the dupatta is the Indian version of the scarf used to cover the forehead and head. Catholics wear veils to cover their heads, where scarves symbolize holiness.

In Tibet, katas are white scarves that are symbols of hope, prosperity and happiness. As a protective garment, scarves were used by aircraft pilots to avoid breathing in exhaust fumes. Tuareg tribes use a ‘cheche’ to protect themselves from the desert wind and sand. A cheche also known as a tagelmust is many layered covering the head and drapes down loosely to cover the neck.

In regions of Africa and West Indies, women wear scarves as turbans or head wraps to protect the head. Scarves soon entered the world of academic uniforms signifying merit, academic affiliation and distinction. Scouts wear scarves to indicate seniority and units to which they belong. In different parts of the world scarves are known by a variety of names- an ‘ascot’ in England, a ‘babushka’ in Russia, a ‘mantilla’ in Spain or the ‘bandana’ in Italy. Depending on their lengths and use, scarves are also known by names like jabot, ruana, hacking, muffler, do-rags or fichus.

Scarves were glamourized when actors like Grace Kelley and Greta Garbo, stylishly wore them on the silver screen. Made from different fabrics like wool, silk, cotton, rayons and synthetic nylons scarves must be light weight as they are draped around the head and neck. They are given a smooth textured finish so that they flow without sticking.

Scarves come in different shapes and dimensions - rectangular, squares or triangles as also in exotic colors and prints adorned with sequins or tassels. Tied around the neck in different knots or secured with a piece of jewellery, a scarf adds sudden color to a dull outfit. Covering the head with a scarf is traditional, but used as a belt, tied around the forehead or wrist is today’s scarf in fashion.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Who I think will win the Oscar?

Best Supporting Actress
Penelope Cruz for "Vicki Cristina Barcelona"

Best Supporting Actor
Heath Ledger for "The Dark Knight"

Best Actress
Kate Winslet for "The Reader"

Best Actor
Sean Penn for "Milk."

Best Director
Danny Boyle for "Slumdog Millionaire"

Best Picture
Danny Boyle for "Slumdog Millionaire"

Friday, February 20, 2009

Men's Wardrobe Essentials

I have decided that I am going to start on fashion stuff for men as well! So things that I find interesting and needs to be taken note of I will post it up and of course I'll add a url link for the reference of the webpage source!

To kick it off, I will start with the Essentials for Every Man's Wardrobe.

Men's wardrobe essentials - I thought it would be interesting to ask Kim Johnson Gross of Chic Simple Ltd what wardrobe essentials every man should have in his closet. I also asked her for some bargain shopping tips for those of us who want to stretch our wardrobe dollars. The advice she provided gives every guy the essentials he needs for a practical and functional wardrobe that will carry him though many different occasions.

Where to Start?
According to Gross, when it comes to building a functional wardrobe, the first thing a guy must do is assess his lifestyle. Does he need to wear a suit every day? If so, then he will need several suits. Is he in a more casual setting at work? If so, then perhaps he needs more khakis or jeans than trousers or suits. No matter what his particular situation though, there are things every man should have in his wardrobe.

Men's Wardrobe Essentials

  1. A suit (navy or gray)
  2. - Even if you only need a suit a couple of times a year, you're glad to have it on hand when those occasions arise. Navy or gray suits are classic and neutral and can be dressed up or down. You can even wear the blazer with khakis or jeans. This is an item worth spending some money on.

  3. Black shoes and belt
  4. - These can be worn with khakis, jeans and your suit. This is an essential combo. Before buying brown, get black. I think you will find you get more mileage out of them, especially when attending more formal or evening functions.

  5. White dress shirt (good for day and night occasions)
  6. - White dress shirts look good on just about everybody. They look sharp and are versatile but should not to be worn as a casual shirt.

  7. Solid tie - Solid ties are easy and versatile. If solid isn't your thing, try a classic diagonal stripe. Having several tie patterns on hand will ensure you are prepared for interviews, weddings and evening events.
  8. Blue blazer - A blue blazer is good for all year round and easily coordinates with khakis and other items. If that bores you, try a tweed sport coat but also keep in mind that tweed is really only useful in fall and winter. Either way a blazer or tweed sport coat holds a look together.
  9. Khakis and jeans
  10. - No explanation necessary here. Jeans are a staple of the American wardrobe. Khakis are the same.

  11. Overcoat
  12. - An overcoat doesn't necessarily mean a long coat. It also means 3/4-length or car coat length. This item really finishes an outfit and can be worn with everything including jeans. And everyone needs a coat in winter, right? Well, maybe not if you live in places like Phoenix or San Diego.

  13. Briefcase
  14. - A briefcase does not necessarily mean a hard case. It can be soft, or messenger bag style. In a man is has to carry files and other documents, this is an essential.

  15. Athletic wear
  16. - Even for non-athletic types, athletic wear is great for those lazy Sundays and dashes to the convenience store at wee hours of the morning.

  17. Casual shirt - A casual shirt such as a polo or button down is a must have to wear with jeans or other casual pants.
  18. Deconstructed suit - A deconstructed suit is great because it has a relaxed look but is pulled together. Also, the pants and blazer can be worn separately)

A word of advice: start simple and expand according to lifestyle. Classics don't mean boring.

Bargains Shopping Tips
There is only one thing to say - buy on sale! After Christmas or season’s end sales are best. But don't buy something just because it is on sale or is a great deal. It should be something you would want to wear anyway and coordinates with your wardrobe. Also, if you find something on sale that may not have a perfect fit, don't be shy about taking it to a tailor. Buy comfortable clothes that make you feel confident and fit your style.

Article by Daniel Billett. click here for source

Monday, February 16, 2009

Please pay attention to this article. It is of utmost importance

I just got this forwarded mail from a friend today and it sounds pretty scary ! I am posting it so that all the people I care about who reads this blog and to the people around the world! Everybody be careful!!!

Subject: Please pay attention to this article. It is of utmost importance.
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 12:28:02 +0800

Please pay attention to this article. It is of utmost importance.

Three women in KL turned up at hospitals over a 5-day period,
all with the same symptoms - fever, chills, vomiting, followed by muscular collapse, paralysis and finally,death.
There were no outward signs of trauma. Autopsy results showed toxicity in the blood. These women did not know each other, and seemed to have nothing in common.

It was discovered, however, that they had all visited a same restaurant along Jalan Kuchai Lama within days of their deaths. The health department descended on the restaurant, shutting it down. The food, water and air conditioning were all inspected and tested, to no avail.

The big break came when a waitress at the restaurant was rushed to the hospital with similar symptoms. She told doctors that she had been on vacation, and had only went to the restaurant to pick up her check. She did not eat or drink while she was there, but had used the restroom.

That is when one toxicologist, remembering an article he had read, drove up to the restaurant, went into the restroom and lifted the toilet seat. Under the seat, out of normal view, was a small spider. The spider was captured and brought back to the lab,where it was determined to be the Two-Striped Telamonia (Telamonia dimidiata), so named because of its reddened flesh color. This spider's venom is extremely toxic but can take several days to take effect. They live in cold, dark, damp climates, and toilet rims provide just the right atmosphere.

Several days later, a lawyer from JB showed up at a hospital emergency room.. Before his death, he told the doctor that he had been away on business, had taken a flight from Indonesia , changing planes in Singapore , before returning home. He did not visit the restaurant while there. He did, as did all of the other victims, have what was determined to be a puncture wound, on his right buttock.

Investigators discovered that the flight he was on had originated in India . The Civilian Aeronautics Board (CAB) ordered an immediate inspection of the toilets of all flights from India , and discovered the Two-Striped Telamonia (Telamonia dimidiata) spider's nests on four different planes!

It is now believed that these spiders can be anywhere in the country. So please, before you use a public toilet, lift the seat to check for spiders.

It can save your life! And please pass this on to everyone you care about.

P Susthitha Menon (Susi)
Photonics Technology Laboratory
Department of Electrical, Electronics and System Engineering
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
( National University of Malaysia )
43600 UKM Bangi
Selangor Darul Ehsan.

There are Male Flashers in One Utama!!

I was walking down ONE Utama about a month or so back.. and while I was coming out of Rock Corner, going down the escalator from the samsung booth and down towards Baskin Robbins, on the bridge, 3rd flr of One Utama, I was stunned to see this!

I was like... ( O.O !) .... what the freakin! I quickly rush over the other side, and it was.. this...

This time I was like =.="

Even this lady over here is like walking off in disgust!

Seriously... you don't get to see these kinds of ads in Malaysia as it is probably bordering the very thin line of the Censorship board of Malaysia. I mean it this is mild when you go to like Europe, Japan, and even the US!

Hmm.. It does catch people's attention.... I guess... and is Malaysia starting to open up (in terms of Advertising and Censorship) ?

It would be Great! Cause.. New creative ways can be used for advertising instead of designers and advertising agencies, scratching their heads and getting stuff rejected from the Censorship Board!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day people!

February 14th ! And I say to All my fellow readers again! Happy Valentine's Day! I hope your day has been fantabulous and wonderful to the couples around the world!

And for those who are single.. Well I hope you had a great day as well! Valentine's Day is not just for couples as commercialized in our TV dramas like Gossip Girl and 90210 ! You can hang out with friends, family or even do something nice for yourself!

How was MY Valentine's ? Well, I had a nice dinner with friends at Nando's in Subang Parade. It was fun and we all had something in common!

We are all single and available! WOWzers!

Here below is my Valentine's Day Personality!

Your Valentine's Day Personality is Romantic

You love Valentine's Day. You see it as a magical time when anything is possible.

You like to pull out all the stops stops. You want this day to be over the top romantic.

On Valentine's Day, you're all about splurging and getting spoiled. You have very high expectations.

Sure it may be a bit cheesy, but who cares? You think a holiday all about love is a dream.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I am HOT!

You Are Chili Peppers

You are smokin' hot, and you can't help heat up everyone else around you.

It's not unusual for you to make people flushed and excited. You flaunt your sexuality.

You awaken primal urges that people didn't know they had. You bring out the inner wild animal.

When it comes to seduction, you just go for it. You have no fear.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I'm a Pundit Blogger!

You Are a Pundit Blogger!

Your blog is smart, insightful, and always a quality read.

You're up on the latest news, and you have an interesting spin on things.

Of all the blogging types, you put the most thought and effort into your blog.

Truly appreciated by many, surpassed by only a few

I'm a Pundit Blogger

You Communicate Passionately

You speak from the heart. You can't separate your feelings from what you're saying, even in a professional context.

You tend to speak dramatically, with lots of passion and emotion. It's easy for you to get swept up in what you're saying.

You like to connect with people early on so that you can personalize what you are saying to them.

When you converse, you try to find common ground and harmony. Even if you disagree with someone, you try to emphasize where you agree.

I speak from the heart...

You Communicate Passionately

You speak from the heart. You can't separate your feelings from what you're saying, even in a professional context.

You tend to speak dramatically, with lots of passion and emotion. It's easy for you to get swept up in what you're saying.

You like to connect with people early on so that you can personalize what you are saying to them.

When you converse, you try to find common ground and harmony. Even if you disagree with someone, you try to emphasize where you agree.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I'm a Peanut Butter Ice-Cream

Hehe... I love Ice-Cream!

You Are a Peanut Butter Sundae

Sticky, rich, and totally decadent.

You know that life is all about the good stuff.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

My *09 CNY Experience... / TIme for Shopping!

Ahh well ... holidays come and go... this year the CNY celebrations seems to be fast and also seems to be dull-er than last years, and I thought that it was just my family and relatives but my friends also says that this year was not as fun and was dull as it was just like a normal holiday rather than a festive season.

Here are some pictures from my trip to Pahang from Sunday to Tuesday.

The home-made Yee Sang @ Temerloh, Pahang.

Lou Sang, Lou Sang!!

Yummy yummy Yee Sang! Our family enjoys our Yee Sang with Pomelo, lots of peanut and lots of garlic,onions & shalots!

My CNY celebrations in Temerloh, Pahang was pretty alright. Grandma was cooking up her famous curry and her other homemade specialties and our regular family steamboat and Lou Sang.

Whiles over in PJ, city celebrations seems to have turned down a notch. My grandma from my dad's side of the family normally cooks up a storm in her kitchen with Popiah, steamed fish, 100% made Yee Sang, and other nice nice food, but this year every one was doing pot luck. So... I dunno... But good thing the 'ang pows' are great! :D

Time for Shopping!

Oh remember the shopping list i made here. Well I finally got my flip flops!

I didn't take a picture cause my camera ran out of batt... I got it from Padini Authentics at 50% discount. only at RM 15!!!

I was tempted to buy 2 pairs ... but yea .. save money, save money.. I kept reminding myself!

So i saved RM35 on the flippys!