my first layout

Something i just made up. playing around with the layout feature of onsugar. Quite fun! But it’s tiring as well because well, my fashion sense isn’t that great to begin with. Maybe i really will move to onsugar from blogger. Or maybe feature my new accessories here to sell. Could be really cool!

By the way, if you roll your mouse over the pictures above, you’d get the details of what you’re looking at. Interesting! I like onsugar!

i am no longer a feminist but i still believe in human rights

i’ve used to think that i was a feminist. until i realised what feminism really meant.

fem⋅i⋅nism /ˈfɛməˌnɪzəm/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [fem-uh-niz-uhm]

–noun

1. the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men.

2. (sometimes initial capital letter) an organized movement for the attainment of such rights for women.

3. feminine character.

“all other rights of women equal to those of men.” that’s never gong to be possible. first of all, women and men were made to be different. why else, and please explain, would women have boobs and svelte physiques while men have balls and are usually more muscular. since eons ago, men have been made to be hunters while women were gatherers and this will remain the sole essence of the world from then till forever.

it’s the men who have to put in more physical work while women put in more mental work. that’s just what i think. why else, again, would women be more adept at multi-tasking than men? it’s just all fitted into our genes the day we were born. yin and yang. whole thing all over again. if men and women were supposed to be equal in all aspects, there’s no point in having two different sexes then. we could all just be amoebae and self-multiply or be hermaphrodites and self-conceive.

while i proclaim that i am no longer a feminist, i must insist that i believe in equal human rights for all, regardless of gender, among other things. honour killings of women and young girls alike is just wrong. live burials, beatings, torture of girls just because they “talk to other males,” “refuse to their arranged marriages,” “were raped” or “are suspected of having a child with a man who isn’t their husband” is not only immoral but also illogical and inhumane. i don’t understand why men can do this to women and the women accept it like it is. i don’t understand why some cultures even condone these acts of cruelty. it’s just not fair.

why is it that only the women suffer like that? why not the men too? why can’t they be “punished” for talking to other women, refusing their arranged marriages, being raped or being suspected of impregnating a women who’s not their wife? if there be equal rights for all mankind, everyone should be the same under the eyes of such laws. why can’t the fucking women speak up for themselves and fight for their own rights? is it just weakness on their parts? is it the emotional tag that they can’t bear to hurt the ones they love and therefore just receive whatever they are given? and why can’t these women help other women who are in the same fate? this is utter stupidity of their part and it’s nothing different from a women living under constant consensual spousal abuse. if men can have their so-called brotherhood women can have our sisterhood ok! and have you realised that the men usually gang up against these helpless individual women? they gang up on her! one guy not macho enough issit!!!

just thinking about how these men abuse their authority over women gets me all riled up inside. i know what it’s like to have a man (in their case, it’s most probably men) control your life. but seriously, to control your life and to tell you when and how you should live and die? these men are no gods. they are humans like us all. what gives them that right? nothing! they cannot think as well as us women and therefore resort to physical violence because that’s the only place where they are superior. fucking losers. i am so pissed!

i’m so lucky i wasn’t born into a culture like that. i don’t need to say which cultures practise this. everyone knows. it’s out in the open. are they not ashamed of themselves? bah!!! disgusted to the max!!!

and this is also why i cannot stand chauvinists. men who think they are superior than women JUST because they are men. to me, these men are actually just dumber than us. they don’t even have a logical, fathomable reason for their idealogy. it’s like me saying i’m smarter than you because i earn more than you, or i’m smarter than you because i’m taller than you or because my hair is longer than yours. it’s like saying i can sew better than you because i have a piano at home and you don’t. see? it just does.not.make.sense! just because these guys are so in-their-own-worlds and think that they are physically stronger than women (here i say “think” because, honestly, some guys are physically weaker than women), it doesn’t mean that they are also better at everything else. it just makes me wanna see these guys crash and burn even more.

men go out to work while women stay at home and wash clothes? let’s try reversing the roles for once. you guys (only the ones who are so so so chauvinistic, not all of you) won’t even finish half of what you’re supposed to do, whine that the detergent is eating the flesh off your hands and complain that men’s huge hands were actually made for more strenuous things like fixing broken cars. and then you’ll go play with the tiny consoles of your ps3.

girls, you should all use these shamelessly egoistical men as your motivation to succeed in life. for everything he beats you at, you win him at twice more hands down. for every car he can “lift” up with his tiny finger, you can say five sentences that will make his balls shrink in shame. you know, that feeling is just so awesome.

p.s. if your boyfriend is the kind as mentioned above, please don’t be stupid and continue being with him. unless, of course, you want your life controlled by someone else other than you.

what i’ll do when i’m out of my job

alot of people have been asking me what i will do once my job ends. here is a list:

1) continue writing freelance

2) make accessories to sell again

3) admire my diamonds and gold

4) pamper myself with long, luxurious showers that include exfoliating, moisturising, shaving, epilating, facial scrubbing, hair conditioning…

5) sleep in whenever i feel like it

6) bake (maybe. not that into baking nowadays)

7) read more books

8) blog

9) chill out at cafes

10) hang out with friends at bars on weekday evenings

11) finish applying to ujf. this is actually the most important thing i’ve to do

12) and if i’m accepted, prepare my visa, residence permit, etc

13) learn french

14) watch dvds of tv series

15) go swimming

16) paint my nails

17) shop

ok see, shopping is the last in my list. i’m quite sick of shopping in singapore because stupid stores don’t stock clothes in my size (shops like forever 21 and even levis, can u believe it) and those that do sell them for expensive prices. it’s not that i’m rich or whatever, you know, need to have expensive clothes. it’s just that i HAVE NO OPTIONS. bloody hell. and neither will i spend $10 for a top that is of bad quality and will only last me 5 washes ok! and please, not every girl who bothers to dress up well is rich and well-to-do. stop being so narrow-minded. it just makes you seem stupid and uneducated.

yes it’s annoying me. why do thin people like me have to suffer? we all gotta pack our bags and move somewhere that’s friendlier to our pockets. move move move! shove shove shove! as if eating alot isn’t bad enough already. argh!

i’ve also been putting off doing a review of sally hansen’s airbrush legs spray. that’s because my legs had some infection for the past few months, and now they are finally infected no more. it would be a good time to do a review because i still have some scars, and i can see whether the spray conceals. i mean, if the angels of victoria’s secrets need at least 10 layers of makeup on their legs and bums before the shows (it’s true), i’m sure sally hansen has a place in this world. also, the thing is, i don’t use body makeup and so once i open the can, it’s of no more use to me than just for the purpose of a review. and i’ll only be able to sell it for a much lower price! hmm.

we all belong to the same high school, really.

i know i said i’d be on a hiatus. but something came into my mind.

see, china is really annoying the hell out of me. what’s up with them and trying to stop people from communicating with the people they don’t like? i have this whole scene in my head.

earth is like a high school or college. every country is like a person in that school. tiny and/or isolated countries like singapore and new zealand are the minorities and the ones who maintain low profiles. exotic countries like the caribbeans and the countries in south america, like brazil, are the hotties. europe is the cheerleading squad and the european countries are the cheerleaders.

china, being the ever annoying one, is the high school bitch. you are not supposed to befriend the people she doesn’t like nor her enemies, even if they are not bad people, even if they are people who are not really harmful to anyone, even if they hold good moral values (dalai lama, hello). she also doesn’t like it when everyone thinks that someone else does something better than her and so she’s always trying to outdo herself, even if it requires some “underhand” means (you know, like when they had a cute girl lip sync to the voice of a not-so-cute girl during the olympics last year).

the united states is the class president. her decisions affect like, 90% of her classmates. not everyone likes her but she has control and she makes use of the undesirable situations that the other students are in to show how influential she is. and therefore, she continues getting people under her wing and even though some may not like the decisions she makes, they have no choice but to conceed.

terrorists are the high school bullies. they mob others, they harm others and they act so tough. but deep down inside is the vulnerable individual who’s crying out for help and no one listens. they are the troubled teens who come from messy backgrounds that not many people can relate to.

the other planets and stars are the other high schools, colleges, societies and clubs. the bigger ones have more members, are more popular and hold more significance. the smaller ones either disintegrate or merge over time.

i wonder then, who the principal of “earth high school” is.

another short hiatus

i’ve been so busy chasing rabbits.

of course, you should know that “rabbits” here refer to “seconds”. seconds as in time. i’ve been up to the brim with things i can hardly breathe! i’ve finally figured out which 6 courses i wanna take in the first semester of my masters (if i get to do it) and that took me like, for-e-ver! i had to factor in whether i like the topics or not as well as the fact that the lessons are in french. so i can’t choose something really hard or it will make it even harder for me to understand. so i’m down to the final 6 and that’s a relief because that was the last thing i needed to get done before my application file can finally be submitted!

went down to ntu yesterday evening to get a recommendation letter too. so actually i’m quite satisfied because i’d expected to only be able to finish everything by the weekend and now it’s only tuesday! =) and i’ve already started on my application to ujf last night too. yes, moving on a speed train here. woosh woosh woosh! no time to lose!

plus, as everyone knows (and either love or dread it), valentine’s day is drawing so near! i have to prepare for it and i kinda have an idea what i’ll do!

oooh, lovey dovey hearty! hee hee hee!


*excited* won’t spill the beans here because my man reads my blog (oh, random thought. how come no one says “crying over spilt beans?”). the thing is, i’ll only have this coming weekend to do it and even for this weekend, i’m so tight for time! plus, i’ve already got something on every day of the week. i’m so dead.

so, i am taking another short hiatus from blogging until after the lunar new year (also valentine’s day). that is also when i will be relieved of my job and i will be FREE!!!!!!!!!! maybe the pictures from st james on saturday night will come out then too. sorry guys, been really busy! the pictures are all still in my usb card! plus i am also starting to get sick again due to my lack of sleep.

so in the meantime, rock on girls and party like a rock star.


and when you’re tired of partying or shopping, grab your girl friends and chill out at an awesome cafe or bar. have tea. do something relaxing and de-stress. don’t forget to have fun!

listen to the clinker of champagne glasses.

i will be back soon and just before i sign off, i’d like to wish everyone a happy valentine’s day and chinese new year in advance!

all pictures taken from laboomeria, theprincessblog and about.com.