Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pandora Bracelets

There is a new Pandora counter at Pavilion Mall - very cool - I really like their charm bracelets but like I told BIL - I'm definitely not a one to wait for special occasions to buy different charms to build the bracelet - hehehehhahaha.....They've got chains and leather straps and silver/gold/precious gems/diamonds.....The charm bracelets are under their line of 'Moments' and I also like their 'Compose' line which sees varieties of composition - earrings that come apart and go with others....so cool!!!!!!!!!! You buy the hoop (first pic) and just slip on the earrings/ pendants (second pic) of your choice to make different looks!

(All pics from Pandora.net - and my background colour makes the pics look a bit weird - so look closer to see the actual item ya)

They aren't alllll that expensive too unless you buy the Gold or Diamond ones....Perhaps after baby boy is born, I'll reward myself with something from there.....though the idea of adding to my already gargantuan set of hardly used accessories is daunting! Ooooh, I love their moonstones....

The Moments charm bracelets have some really nice designs but I don't care for the Murano glass so much. Firstly choose your bracelet and then just pack on the charms! Apparently, each Asian wrist should be able to take up to ummmm...20 over charms if I'm not mistaken....



The LovePod range

The Pencil and The Eraser

Pencil: I'm sorry.

Eraser: For what? You didn't do anything wrong.

Pencil: I'm sorry cos you get hurt bcos of me. Whenever I made a mistake, you're always there to erase it. But as you make my mistakes vanish, you lose a part of yourself. You get smaller and smaller each time.

Eraser: That's true. But I don't really mind. You see, I was made to do this. I was made to help you whenever you do something wrong. Even though one day, I know I'll be gone and you'll replace me with a new one, I'm actually happy with my job. So please, stop worrying. I hate seeing you sad. :)

I found this conversation between the pencil and the eraser very inspirational. Parents are like the eraser whereas their children are the pencil. They're always there for their children, cleaning up their mistakes. Sometimes along the way... they get hurt, and become smaller (older, and eventually pass on). Though their children will eventually find someone new (spouse), but parents are still happy with what they do for their children, and will always hate seeing their precious ones worrying, or sad.

"All my life, I've been the pencil.. And it pains me to see the eraser that is my parents getting smaller and smaller each day. For I know that one day, all that I'm left with would be eraser shavings and memories of what I used to have..."

This is to all the parents out there...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Impulsive Move Regretted

I wanna get rid of these emotion flag points just below each of my postslah - but can't seem to figure out how to do it! Don't like them and can't stand the fact that they aren't showing in full also.

See! Don't just jump on the bandwagon impulsively! Lesson Learnt! :((((

Want to Shrink Your Hip Size Post Delivery????

Ooooh - LittleWhiz.com has ShrinkxHips for RM211.50! Shrinks your hips after delivery. Cool eh?

Yeah it only works post baby delivery though cos the hormone Relaxin which actually relaxes your ligaments and joints at the hips remain in the body til about 8 weeks after delivery - so if you shrink wrap your hips then, you knowlah, the conditioning of the ligaments etc there will cause them to become, hopefully, pre-delivery! :)

Check this out though for user reviews and more description and what it looks like!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Touch N Go - Unfair!

I don’t think I blogged about this but Touch N Go frequent users can claim 20% rebate at toll offices nationwide! There isn’t much communication about it and no advertising (that I have seen)…..sneaky sneaky!

AND apparently, the rebate is only valid for 6 months……hmmmmm…..

FURTHERMORE, I’ve just discovered that you need to have incurred a min of 80 transactions a month before you are eligible for the rebate! 80! Regardless of how much you actually use. DUMB! If someone goes through 3 tolls a day paying RM0.50 per time, he would still contribute to PLUS’ profits less than me!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT IS NOT FAIR!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Uniqlo at Fahrenheit 88 - KL's latest mall

So recently two malls have newly come onto my radar - Empire Subang Gallery and that was only cos me sis had a wedding dinner in Subang and I thought I would kill two birds with one stone. It started to rain the afternoon I was supposed to go and I thought, aiya, forget it - but sis went and she finished walking the mall in 2 hours. When she called me to report this, I thought - oklah - good thing I didn't go. Hahhahahaha....Apparently, nothing much there. And I haven't been still.

Yesterday I visited Fahrenheit 88 at Jalan Bukit Bintang right opposite Pavilion Mall - the very same building where KL Plaza was. And when JH went in, he remarked that it looked exactly the same - the columns were the same, the floor tiles were the same, the escalators changed but other than that - there wasn't much sign of life in terms of shops still - especially on the ground floor which is weird cos you'd think people would open up already. There was also a shop right on the ground floor that was empty, not boarded up and still had a signage in its window that they had moved to Sungei Wang Plaza! OUCH!!!! Terrible I think.

On the ground floor - we enjoyed some Gelato Fruity and Su's Cakes for Kicks - both were yummy. Su's Cakes for Kicks gives away free samples - just ask for them. The lychee and cempedak cheesecakes, respectively, were good. I also bought a chocolate eclair - rather pricey for the wee thing - RM3.50 - but haven't devoured it yet - Since the last month, I've had a thing for chocolate eclairs!

There was also a GIANT SNAKING queue with queue ropes and security guards on the ground floor - guess what? To enter Uniqlo! What's that I hear you asking???? Well, the latest anchor tenant in Malaysia to come all the way from Japan. They are apparently veryvery big there. I researched them when I found out they would be the anchor tenant and found that their range was very skewed to the 4 seasons - or at least what I saw was fashion for cold climates. And yesterday was no different - there were coats and gloves and HEATTECH (read that - HEAT TECNOLOGY) leggins and underwear for sale in the shop. It wasn't very impressive at all if I had queued up 2 hours just to get in. BUT What was Impressive was that, when they saw I was pregnant - who could miss it I mean - I am gigantic! - they let me in to the front of the line! WOW! yes, DOUBLE WOW! In Malaysia! As compared to another experience I had with Air Asia who insisted I queue up when their system wasn't even working! YIKES! Tony Fernandes take note! Air Asia doesn't seem to be very pregnant friendly.

So - anyway, JH and I were left wondering when we took a quick round of the 3 levels - Men's, Women's and General Fashion, if Uniqlo would survive? Of course, they were doing rather ok sales cos people were snapping up their half priced items - like jeans Normal Price RM99.90 became RM49.90 for the opening period  - which will last til beginnning of December I think. I hope the stuff I saw in the shop was only because it's now Winter in Japan cos if they sell this kind of stuff all year round, they ain't going to be lasting long. There were gorgeous coats going for RM499.90, RM599.90 and etc but I really cannot picture myself wrapping myself up in that for an afternoon out at One Utama! :)

Needlesss to say we didn't buy anything. Oh yeah, a little more update about the queue - they were managing the queue and only letting in a certain number of people at a time! And there is a signage that says 'Last In' will be at 7pm to manage expectations and browsing/shopping time I guess. Hmmmmmm......very ummm....and the thing is if you go when the line is snaking - you're not going to be able to get in the Express Line (for pregnant women/maybe old people/voucher holding peeps) cos the extended end of the line is just general. We were clever - walking around the mall, having a small tea, before visiting Uniqlo and by that time, the queue was where the Express Line started (rather like almost 3/4 into the General Line)!

The mall isn't very impressive - I would not drive into KL to get to it - there is nothing that stands out about it - the look and feel is not cohesive - like JH said, it feels like someone just slap-dashed a bunch of shops together and called it a mall. The look of the general areas and the shops were not aligned - just visit and you'll see what I mean. It's got a very old-fashioned feel to it though the individual shops try to be very individualistic and hip and modern. The target market, after all, is the young and trendy who like to dress and accessorise the way the Japanese and Koreans do.

Bernard Chandran has a boutique there - strange.....

So, anyway, it had a very Berjaya Times Square and upper scale Sungei Wang feel as well as contents. Though those two are infinitely bigger and cheaper so if I was looking for looks like that, I would rather visit those two. No cinema too. So, 5 floors all together - the ground floor is pretty much empty so I don't know what the theme is there. First floor is Accessories I think, Second is Shoes, Third is Fashion, Fourth is Electronics (also pretty deserted). F&B is scattered all around - I really don't know what Subway is doing in the midst of all the Shoes....hahahahahah.....Lower Ground then is also a mish mash - you know Guardian, some F&B, snacks, artists from China.....

I personallly didn't enjoy it at all - parking was RM9.00 (RM3 per hour) though JH said he could come back just to take in the looks of the people - yeah, it is a different crowd who goes there.

Think I'll stick to my side of the state huh, in terms of malls - the furthest I will go is Sunway Pyramid. Hheheheheheheh

Friday, November 05, 2010

Cars for a GIRL

Mmmm....the other day I saw a Lexus - looks niceeeeeeee!!! And I came home to ask JH what brand the Lexus was....and I described the logo - you know where it kinda looks like a Hyundai's or half a Toyota's?

Yeah, well, I found out it's a Lexus Lexus....hahahahahhahha

And I also like the Hyundai Tucson lah - actually I like the Harrier and Murano but that is wayyyy to much money to spend on a car! So Hyundai should be cheaper lah. So apparently the 2.0l 2Wheel Drive Standard Spec sells for RM126,888 OTR. High Specs digs out another RM10k. The Murano is RM330,000 OTR!!!

But....no resale value right?