Friday, January 30, 2009

Weekly Picks

Note books from tutu5

I've come across some great sites recently and it would be owh so wrong not to share them. :)

- Have trouble with fonts? Here's a site that helps you to explore popular typefaces. Just type in the test text and make your pick!

- I love this series from NY Times

- Is this the most organised closet ever or what!

- This is one of my favourite sites and I've been reading their magz for awhile now but i heard they're discontinuing the publication. :(
But take a look at the amazing home deco ideas and get inspired!

- This is a local plug. I found some really cool stuff from these girls during KLPac open day! I soooo love the note book i bought. :D

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

a banana a day


February is coming up and so begins another attempt at Project 28. That's 28 Days of back-to-back pictures so lets hope this works out! *fingers crossed*

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

choices

I was looking through the news today and i came across this article about a girl who is selling her virginity to the highest bidder so that she can pay for graduate school. and i thought it was just complete bizarre that someone would do that and I suppose people do go to such extremes when it comes to money.

So i turned around and asked my friend what he thought of it and he said, "It's brilliant! Wouldn't you do it?" And I said no, of course not. And then began the most ridiculous argument which involved two guys and a girl talking with much conviction about sex, virginity and money.

O: You really wouldn't sell your virginity for $2.5 million dollars?
M: Nope.
J: But why not? What about $5 million or better yet... make it $1 billion.
M: I still wouldn't. It's silly and frankly quite degrading.
J: But what if you had no money, you're living on the street and you had to have sex with someone in order to survive.
M: Hmm... I still wouldn't. There's more to living than money right?
J: You just say that now. But I bet when you're put in that situation, you'd do what's necessary to survive.
M: *shrug*
O: Come on Mel, your virginity is over rated. How bout this - You get two million if you offer your boyfriend?
M: WHAT? That's insane!
J: Ok. You get two million if you get raped and your boyfriend gets one million if he gets raped. That's 3 million if you BOTH get raped. Now that's a lot of money. You'd still pick virginity over money?
M: Dude, its not about virginity. It's more about dignity now. Why would I want to be the girl who picked money over principles and honour?
J: That's just stupid. You could be rich, get a new life, leave the country and start over!
M: I'd still say no. I'd pick a third option. Kill me if you have to.

By now, both guys get really worked up and stares at me disbelievingly.

O: ARE YOU SERIOUS? You'd pick death?
M: Yea I probrably would.
O: Mel, a person's main instinct is to survive and you choose death? What's wrong with you?
M: It's just a choice. I'd rather choose death than be the girl who picked to give up her principles so easily.
J: Well they'd martyr you. You'd be Melisa - Patron saint of the poor, the just and the pure.

Then everyone just laughs it off and we all go back to work but I'm still thinking bout it. Would I really choose death?


What would you do?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

love poem

This is for you. You who've gone on a journey of self discovery. You are truly loved.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

the damned

Just witnessed a snatch theft on Sunday and it was horrifying! This poor blond thing went flying and she was in utter shock while the whole gang of bikers sped off with tons of shopping bags cruising down Jalan Sultan Ismail. Stupid asses. What's happening in this country man!

sheesh!

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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Seasons of Love

Rent the Musical - Seasons of Love

Found via Daniel's Blog

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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

From Beirut...to those who love us

2006


If you really don't know what the current war is about.... read this.

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Monday, January 05, 2009

2009

I'm back from a realllyyy long break and i must say a digital diet is extremely good for the soul.

You should definitely try it sometime. Get rid of the laptop and phone(s) and just be disconnected for a while.

Next thing to try would be not talking for a whole day. Now that's a hard one, but I'll give it a go one Saturday.

Now I don't really believe in resolutions for the new year, but I still make stuff up or more like remind myself to continue doing certain things. I kinda believe that resolutions mean more when you write them out during birthdays. It's easier to measure your milestones in life and it'll edge you on to achieve your dreams. Like i can't for the life of me remember what happened in 2006 but I do remember what i achieved the year I turned 23.

Well this year I plan to just be. No pressure. No climbing the corporate ladder and all that jazz. Cause really.... there's more to life than that. Why put pressure on yourself to be more than what you are?

But I will focus on being me. And do the things which I wanna do, and be all that I can be. And that's a great way to walk into 2009... with hope and lotsa trust. And the belief that the Big Guy will see us through. I'll be seizing more, loving more and letting go of more.

There'll be more looking at paintings, more trips to quaint cafe's, more trips to bookstores, better times spent with friends but most of all, more time spent seeking and finding Him with all my heart.

Have a good year ahead of you. :)

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