Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Reality and TV

I love the occasional guilty pleasure of a reality TV show, but after watching Giuliana and Bill, I would say I am now hooked. I look forward to watch the new episode every week, showing on Mondays at 10.20pm on E! I like it because I don't think they're prententious. They're pretty real (isn't reality TV is supposed to be real anyway?) Nahh, not if you watch those Paris Hilton shows...Anyway, Giuliana shows her true crazy self in front of the camera, while Bill, to those who have watched him in the first season of The Apprentice, he's just being business-like, serious, intelligent Bill. But what remains as the big pull factor for me and Hubby to watch it, is..(Wait! Hubby watches it too? Yes, I dragged him to accompany me on the couch every Monday) that they're showing something relatable to us i.e. their struggle in the baby-making department. They've shown all their appointments with their doctor, the invasive procedures they went through and I think that's pretty educational. For those who would like to catch the coming episodes, I think they'll be showing how they're embarking on IVF etc. And that's something that we're looking forward to, coz my friends, that's what we'll be embarking on too, come June :) And I plan to share my journey with the rest of you readers via this humble blog :) Wish us luck!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Late Bloomer

Only now, after almost 2 years of having this blog, I decided to have a traffic counter and a chatbox to perhaps be in touch with the readers. Hubby laughed and told me I should have had them from day 1. Well, what to do, am such a late bloomer (or a big procrastinator??) Anyway, better late than never kan? ;)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Gadget Hunting

Things will be different come end next month and I need to get my hands on at least 2 new gadgets. I gotta return my office laptop and I've already sold my DSLR. With new projects and a trip to make next month, this :) Guess I need to break my piggy bank, ay!

Am still contemplating to get this following gadget. Was telling hubby that with all the doctor visits to make later, I need something to keep me entertained ;) (Alasan...)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Allure of the Birkin

They say "Dont judge a book by its cover". One thing I am a bit ashamed to admit is I DO judge books by their covers BUT this applies only when I am not familiar with the authors. So that's what happened when I purchased this book.

When I saw the word 'Birkin', I didn't even have to finish reading the back cover for the synopsis. You know, the bagaholic in me, salivates at any mention of any coveted bag. Well Michael Tonello, you had me at 'Birkin'! Haha. Wait! Michael who? Well, he's the author and the book is a true encounter of him going around the world in his pursuit of bringing home the Hermes Birkins. After discovering the 'formula' that makes the Hermes's waitlist obsolete, he practically lives on margins from selling the Birkins to the likes of socialites, celebrities and fashionistas around the world either through direct sale or e-bay. In this book, Tonello revealed that the waitlist of 2-3 years imposed by Hermes for someone to get her hands on a Birkin is an absolute myth! Plus, there were also few paragraphs on how Oprah and her buddy Gayle were denied entrance to the Hermes Faubourg flagship store in Paris because of their skin colours? What? Is this for real, Hermes?

Well, enuff said, I wouldn't want to be a spoiler. For those who are into fashion, travel, fun, love, this is definitely the 'It' book about the 'It' bag. Go on, grab a copy!