Thursday, August 16, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Sebuah lagi laman blog fesyen yang boleh menjadi rujukan kaum lelaki adalah laman blog fesyen The Harry Rosen Blog (www.harryrosen.com) yang menyampaikan isu fesyen dan stail melalui persembahan video yang mudah difahami. Di Amerika Syarikat, jika disebutkan tentang fesyen lelaki, nama Harry Rosen pasti takkan tercicir dari minda mereka. Baru saja memperkemaskan blog mereka dibawah kelolaan James Chatto, blog ini banyak memaparkan gaya-gaya klasik dan ikonik berkaitan stail lelaki di samping masih mengekalkan sentuhan urban dan kontemporari.
Laman blog Coute Que Coute (coutequecoute.blogspot.com) pula memaparkan artikel-artikel berkaitan fesyen lelaki, seni dan budaya pop secara rawak. Melalui blog ini, fesyen dan stail yang dekat dengan jiwa remaja dan budaya pop dipaparkan dengan ruang letak blog yang kemas. Pilihan stail cadangan yang diletakkan dalam blog ini sangat mengujakan bagi saya.
Melihat perkembangan fesyen dan stail untuk lelaki masa kini, saya perhatikan ramai remaja Malaysia khususnya lelaki sudah semakin berani bereksperimentasi dalam berfesyen. Namun, terdapat beberapa faktor yang saya rasa perlu ada sebagai panduan dalam berfesyen agar anda tidak digelar fashion victim. Seorang lelaki boleh mempunyai sebuah almari yang sarat dengan baju-baju berjenama, namun dengan kurang pengetahuan dalam menyatukan elemen berbeza seperti fabrik, warna dan corak, penampilan akan menjadi huru-hara atau istilah fesyen carca-marba akan muncul. Kita perlu belajar suai padan beberapa elemen yang berbeza agar dapat tampil menarik tanpa kelihatan seperti badut.
*as published in EH! JUL 2012 in segmen Kata Lelaki.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Today I want to share with you information regarding my newest obsession, a famous reality TV show in South Korea, Running Man. Seriously, this show is totally funny! Since I just watch it this month, I have to catch up the entire previous episode online (and thanks to my friend zaza for uploading it for me). This show really can be escapism for my stressful day at work. For those who haven’t heard about this
a.k.a Yu-ruce Willis (유르스 윌리스) Yu-hyuk (유혁) Yu-mes Bond (유임스 본드) Grasshopper (메뚜기)
This is my favorite character! The main host of the show and known during the race missions for his skill at running away. He is shown to have a closer relationship with a lot of the guests on the show, which he often boasts about to the other members. He is also often referenced to the color green throughout the show and is also known for his nickname, "Grasshopper" from his first television appearance. Although initially a weak player during the race missions, he later becomes one of the stronger players later in the series.
a.k.a Peaceful Gary (평온개리) Gae-colas Cage (개콜라스 케이지)
Introduced alongside Lee Kwang-su and Song Joong-ki as one of the "variety rookies" due to his lack of experience on variety shows prior to Running Man. He is shown as the most gullible and is easily fooled by the other members. Throughout the series, he has been involved in the primary loveline of the show alongside Song Ji-hyo. Although shown to be quite clueless at times, he is shown to be quite strong during the race missions even managing to win both special race missions in order to find the best Running Man and winning a trip to Europe.
a.k.a Ha-roro (하로로) Ha-rad Pitt (하래드 피트)
The primary joker of the cast and is usually picked on by other members because of his height and his similar appearance to Pororo the Little Penguin. He also has a tendency to feel as though he is the main lead into a movie created by his imagination. When things don't go his way, he lashes out verbally, causing great laughter among the cast. He is also the playboy of the cast, as he always confesses his love to female guests. He was initially a weak player during the race missions, however he slowly improves over the course of the show.
Ji Suk Jin
Big Nose Older Brother (왕코형님) Sunflower (해바라기) Impala (임팔라)
Seriously, Big Nose Hyung can be really annoying sometimes! My least favourite character. The oldest member of the show and one of Yu Jae-suk's closest friends, knowing each other for more than 20 years. He is shown to be jealous of the good relationship between Yu Jae-suk and Kim Jong-kook. During the race missions, he is shown to be one of the weakest members and is the easiest and most frequently eliminated out of the cast.
Sparta-kook (스파르타국스) Commander (능력자) Kookie~♥^^ (꾹이~♥^^) Tiger (호랑이)
The strongest man on the show, Kim Jong-kook is known for his strength and skill during the race missions. During the missions, he is known for his sudden appearances and these are often accompanied by the soundbite "Sparta!" taken from the movie, 300. His smart tactics are often successful to eliminate the other members and as a result, he is known for having both brains and brawn. He is also shown at times to act cute and show off his "aegyo". His only apparent weakness is women and he is often teased for having a particular fondness towards Yoon Eun-hye
Framer Kwang-su (모함광수) Kwang-vatar (광바타) Kwang-potter (광포터) Giraffe (기린)
The youngest member of the cast and initially introduced alongside Gary and Song Joong-ki as one of the "variety rookies" due to his lack of experience on variety shows prior to Running Man. During the earlier episodes he was known for framing his fellow members with embarassing and often absurd rumours. He is often picked on by the rest of the cast, particularly Kim Jong-kook, due to his similar appearance to the Na'vi species from Avatar. He is one of the weakest players during and is often one of the first to be eliminated during race missions. He is also known for his height, standing at 6 foot 4 tall.
Song Ji-yok (송지욕) Mong Ji-hyo (멍지효) Ace (에이스)
The only current female member of the show and initially only appeared as a guest but was added to the main cast in episode 6. During the earlier episodes, Song Ji-hyo was often known to swear during broacasts especially towards Ha-ha and Lee Kwang-su. She is also known to be often seen with confused or blank facial expressions a lot of the time. Throughout the series, she has been involved in the primary loveline of the show alongside Gary. She is one of the strongest players during race missions with similar running and catching capabilities as well as comparable intelligence to Kim Jong-kook.
Flower Joong-ki (꽃중기) Brain Joong-ki (브레인 중기) Active Young Man (적극청년)
Introduced alongside Gary and Lee Kwang-su as one of the "variety rookies" due to his lack of experience on variety shows prior to Running Man. He is shown as being the smartest and also having the best looks out of the cast. He is known for being able to figure out puzzles and strategize during the race missions. He is also shown to be very optimistic and is often seen attempting new things but ultimately failing. As of episode 41, he has left the main cast to focus on his acting career. However, he reappeared in episode 66 as a guest which caught the other members by surprise and also in episode 71 in a short cameo as part of his promotion for the drama, Deep Rooted Tree.
Monday, April 16, 2012
It’s been a while since my last post. Just want to let it all out here. I’ve been working for five month now in this company. And I can’t stand to work here anymore. I’m so stress right now! Sigh. I kept telling myself that I can do this job. My boss and colleague kept telling me that I’m good at my job. But deep in my heart, I know I’m not happy or even satisfied. Sometimes, my mind kept telling me, “yes ared, you can do it!” but my body always said the opposite. I kept on getting sick since the last few months. It’s like my body and soul are not happy. So what to do? Let’s start job hunting. Again. L
Friday, March 16, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
Ixora Chern isn’t only the girl next door but an upcoming star in the Malaysia’s entertainment industry. This beauty with a brain is a great violinist and geared to showcase her unearth versatile talents in acting, TV presenting and emceeing. Ixora who grew up in Kuala Lumpur is equipped with a Bachelor Degree in Communications Studies and Economics from Chapman University, Los Angeles, USA. And currently, she is pursuing her Master Degree in Business Management at the Help University, KL.
An exclusive talent of Aquila Emas, the talent marketing and development consultancy in Malaysia, Ixora aspire to conquer the entertainment world when she got her first break as a violinist in a Dumex commercial at the age of 16. Since then, Ixora has been featured in several commercials such as Olay White Radiance, Sunsilk and Munchys. Upon returning home from the USA, she has had decided to pursue her childhood passion by becoming a professional talent as a career in Malaysia. Starting her acting career by starring in a TV series ‘Gadis Kosmo’, Ixora move a step forward when she is chosen to star in the latest nation’s historic feature film ‘Tanda Putera’ which has been directed by a prolific director, Datuk Paduka Shuhaimi Baba. Besides that, Ixora also had performed in the feature film entitled Hooray Hooray, Hooperz and Like Sunshine after the Rain.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
ayu & zaza having fun
Friday, January 13, 2012
I know I am busy when I don’t have any time to read books anymore. Nowadays it took me about 2 month to finish a book. Just finished a great boot called Emerald Atlas by John Stephens. This is the kind of book that will have the reader glued to its pages until the stirring ending. I would equate this book to The Golden Compass, though easier to understand, and also Harry Potter. John Stephens previously a television writer, really knows how to keeps his reader attention. I saw this book at a book shop, read the first 3 pages and immediately I realized I really want to know the whole story.
The story is about the love of family, faith, and magic. The three main characters are siblings who have been taken from their parents ten years ago, forced to grow up in one orphanage after another, until finally ending up in an old mansion owned by a mysterious old man. Before they meet the old man, the children explore the house until they come upon a door that magically appears, leading fourteen Kate, and her twelve year old brother Michael, along with feisty eleven year old Emma, into a laboratory of sorts. There they
find a mysterious green leather book with filled with blank pages. When Michael, who records their lives in his journal, drops a picture onto one of the blank pages, the children are transported through time, finding themselves watching in horror as a beautiful witch threatens to drop a child into a lake.
I loved the back-story of how magic left the land, along with some real history thrown in for good measure. Stephens does a great job of adding depth to the story and for making believable and unforgettable characters. Set in modern times yet full of magic, the Emerald Atlas is non-stop action with lessons of loyalty, love and the importance of family woven masterfully into a tale that kids of all ages will find hard to put down. Like Harry Potter, the Emerald Atlas can be read by children and adults alike. Stephens' trilogy starts off with such promise. I will be eagerly awaiting book two. I hope he writes quickly.
I just bought 4 new books this week and hopefully I can finish reading all the books as soon as possible. These were the four books that I bought:
Delicacy by David Foenkinos
This book is originally written in French with the title La delicatesse. I found this book at Borders, read the synopsis at the back and intrigue to read further. So far it is good.
Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
It’s been a long time since I read Sparks novel. My favourite book Sparks is The Guardian and The last Song. So I hope this book will give the same feeling like his other books.
I Miss Mummy by Cathy Glass
I am the big fan of Cathy Glass! I can read her book in 2-3 days! It’s really hard to put down her book. That’s the reason I purchased this book. To me, all of her books are must buy/read item!
One Day by David Nicholls
I read lots of bad review of this movie. I haven’t watched it yet. Then I found this book at Borders, so before actually watch the movie starring Anne Hathaway, I want to read the book first then watch the movie and judge.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.
Friendship is succinctly heartwarming. More so, it’s a divine blessing that enriches our soul. A staunch buddy is one whom we can let our hair down and be ourselves – no pretensions. We can wail and wallow in our sorrows without being accused of being self-piteous. True friends allow you to unload your emotional and spiritual baggage, to let these flow unashamedly, and you don’t need to hold anything back. Friends make us feel loved, respected and that we are not alone in this chaotic globe.
This is definitely one of the very few films of 2011 that has a luminously written screenplay. Unlike any dramatic and moving cancer movies, 50/50 takes a very different approach by being utterly comical with an attempt of inspirational cancer victims to stay positive. The film's portrayal of the psychological stages of Adam, from knowing to comprehension with the volcano theory as the metaphor, is convincingly honest and not cheesy at all. The acting performance of the cast is also quite impressive.
Approaching death isn’t a typical theme for comedies, but it works as the plot tool here thanks to a smart, funny and honest script by Will Reiser. It finds laughs through the characters and situations, but it never forgets the core truth that this is a story about a young man potentially facing the end of his life. The story lets Adam and the audiences experience the nuisance and anger as well as the joy and absurdity. Director Jonathan Levine trusts both the script and the actors, and together they ensure the film never crosses into melodrama or movie of the week territory.
The heart of the film can be found in both the character of Adam and the performance of Gordon-Levitt. Adam is a nice guy dealt a bad hand, and Gordon-Levitt immediately makes us comfortable around him and concerned for him simultaneously. He’s capable of expressing a lot with a little, and while he often uses his facial skills for eyebrow arching comedy, films like this and (500) Days of Summer have proven him skilled at earning an emotional response through subtle looks and gestures. Adam’s mental road trip through the stages of grief is often heartbreaking and hilarious, and Gordon-Levitt sells it all wonderfully.
verdict : 5 stars (must watch movie)