The Waterfall Braid

I finally managed to do it!Β 20140118-182454.jpgOn another person. Haha. This braid was done on my aunt’s hair. Looks gorgeous, if you ask me. πŸ˜‰ Unfortunately, I have not mastered it well enough to do it on my own hair. Dang!

Nonetheless, I’m still proud I managed to do it. For a person who ain’t too good with the hair, I think it’s quite an accomplishment. Simple joys in life. Teehee! πŸ˜›

Are You More American Or British?

So, I saw this on Facebook, and decided to check whether I usually speak more American English or British English.Β 20130407-202755.jpgBased on the things mentioned in the picture above, I’ll list down the American and British words that I use in my daily conversations. And then tally up the score. πŸ˜‰ So here we go.

American : apartment, cab, can, chips, cookie, corn, diaper, overalls, elevator, eraser, flashlight, fries, garbage, highway, hood, mail, movie, pajamas, pants, Scotch tape, sneakers, stove, subway, vacation, vest, windshield wiper, zipper
British : sweet, wardrobe, curtains, autumn, tap, petrol, jelly, number plate, pavement, tyre, garden
Both : line/queue, soccer/football, truck/lorry, boot/trunk

Hhmmm. Maybe that’s why I’ve got people asking me whether I just came back from the states or if I’m an ABC. It’s kinda sad that just cause you speak good English, people then to assume that you’re an ABC or just came back from the states. Just goes to show what’s the standard of our English language in the country now. Sigh.

But anyway, the verdict ? I speak more American English than British English.Β Which is kinda cool cause I do prefer American style of things as compared to the British style, not that there’s anything wrong with it. πŸ˜‰

Stars & Dust Of The Golden Globe Awards 2013

So, the Golden Globe Awards 2013 passed more than a week ago. I can’t help seeing the pictures of some of the stars posted in the news on the Yahoo! website. Some stood a level above others in their elegantly sophisticated dresses, while some others just fall flat. πŸ˜‰ These are some that caught my eye, the good ones and a few of the bad ones.

Halle BerryHalle BerryThe gown alone had me drooling. This is the kind of gown that I like. And with Halle Berry wearing it? It’s just gorgeous. I think there’s no need to say she looks downright sexy. It’s an understatement. Really. Hugging all her curves at all the right places. And flowy flippy end at the bottom of the gown just creates a feeling of freedom and vibrance.

Jennifer LopezJennifer LopezWhoa! This is one sexy mama! Not my kinda gown, but damn JLo pulled it off like a shining star. What’s amazing is I can’t even see where her skin starts, where the skin colored linings layer or where the laces end. Splendid. With her hot bod, I gotta say, JLo fits this kinda body-clinging dresses like she’s one with them. Thumbs up to this mama of two!

Anne HathawayAnne HathawayLove her new short hair, but as much as I like Hathaway, this dress just does nothing for her. She looks like stick. Too skinny in my opinion. I think this kinda gown would look fabulous on slim or voluptuous bodies, but on her figure, it just makes her look unhealthily thin. But congratz on the win! That’s the only glamour of Anne Hathaway that night.

Kate HudsonKate-HudsonThe hair, the dress… Love them all. Although black ain’t anywhere near my favourite color, but Kate Hudson made me love this gown. I think she is one of the definitions of ‘wearing the gown’, instead of ‘letting the gown wear you’. The combination of black and gold somehow brightens her face and enhances her beautiful soft locks. She’s definitely elegant and chic personified.

Jennifer GarnerJennifer GarnerI personally think Jennifer is really pretty person, BUT this is just an epic failure in fashion. She has the potential to look absolutely stunning, but I think her stylist kinda screwed up this time. The hair makes her look like she’s shopping grocery in the market, the red dress just clashes with the red carpet and the cut of the dress makes her look rather sloppy in it. Sorry Jennifer, but you just blend into the background. Or to be more accurate, the floor.

Jessica AlbaJessica AlbaDon’t think orange is really Jessica Alba’s color, but I think overall, she looks nice. Simple and sweet. Trust me when I say, it’s not easy to looks simple and not bland. Jessica Alba did a great job in making simple look sweetly elegant. Kudos.

Amanda SeyfriedAmanda SeyfriedLove the bottom half of the gown, but hate the top part. Amanda didn’t stand out in this dress, but at least she’s no where near ‘worst dressed’. What she had on is what I’d call average. For a normal formal dinner or party, I’d say this is nice, but its the Golden Globes. This just looks a little plain to the eye. But oh well, at least she looks presentable.

Taylor SwiftTaylor SwiftI’m not a fan of ‘mermaid gowns’, but I think Taylor looks nice in this gown. I actually am a fan of the straight cut top. Had always love that design. Anyway, love the way her hair is all slicked back. All posh and elegant, but with some sense of power behind it. The gown can be a little plain, but I think her makeup and hair style just makes this look work. So good job, Taylor! Even though I really prefer what she wore for the Country Music Awards 2012. She looks absolutely stunning there. Here, she just looks nice.

Nicole KidmanNicole KidmanI actually thought the dress looks nice. But not Nicole in the dress. Know what I mean? Just like Hathaway above, this just makes her look unhealthily sick. I can actually imagine how the dress would look on someone with slight slim curves, like Scarlett Johansson, or even those with voluptuous like JLo mentioned above. It would have been a killer. But on Nicole, it loses it’s charm. She just looks skinny, not slim. Would have prefered to see her in a more flowly dress, so maybe then, she won’t look so thin. Sorry Nic, but this just falls flat.

Sienna MillerSienna MillerThis is just ATROCIOUS. Horrifying. The dress. If that’s what you call them. It looks like someone just took my grandmother’s doilies and sewed them together to make this gown for Miller. I just. I can’t even. Oh gawd. It’s just. Ugh! Why she even agreed to wear this in public is beyond my comprehension.

Megan FoxMegan FoxSimple dress. Simple, but very nice. Sweet even. The soft off-white color. Love it. However, there’s just something that don’t pop. I think Megan Fox lost her attractiveness. Her face looks so mean and old. Last time, she looks like those hot bitchy type, but now she just looks mean. Forgive me, but it’s safe to say, the look on her face spoiled her entire appearance. If only she softened her face or smiled, she’d looks really pretty in the gown. So, sorry but this is don’t work for me.

AdeleAdeleI know there are many who’d say this is a boring gown. I won’t deny it. But I think Adele looked gorgeous in this. Her hair and makeup is splendid. But her confidence makes this dress look good on her. Another plus point? She didn’t try to fit in, trying to squeeze into those tight fitting, sleeveless gowns like many of the ‘chubby’ actresses try to do. She stuck to who she was, with confident and pulled it off. So thumbs up, Adele!

Now, I saw this on Perez Hilton’s blog and I just couldn’t resist reposting it. Angelina vs. EvaMy money’s on Eva Longoria. She looks absolutely stunning. And as good as Angelina Jolie looked, her bones can be seen under that layer of skin. This comparison between Eva and Angelina just shows very clearly the difference between being slim and being skinny. πŸ˜‰ It’s sad to see how Angelina has lost so much weight in the recent years when previously, she was one of the hottest Hollywood stars who was slim with all the curves in the right places. (Remember her Tomb Raider days?) So yeah, sorry but Eva wins this hands down, in my opinion. πŸ˜‰

What’s Your Definition Of Hot?

20121213-133720.jpgMy personal preference? The ‘fashion models’. Oversized men are a little of a turn off for me. That’s my personal opinion of course. But I like lean muscular men. So I guess the ‘fashion models’ fit perfectly in this category. Though I’d say, some ‘fitness models’ are pretty hot too. Some being the key word. πŸ˜‰

Idiotic Horoscope, But I Like!

Right. I saw this posted on Facebook. I gave in to temptation, so I saved the picture and just had to blog it.Β 20121015-122417.jpgAccording to this, I’m supposed to be a ‘selfish prick’. Hee! Well well well. I will not agree nor deny it. That statement can be all kinds of untruths, and yet, it can be all kinds of truths. It all depends on who I’m dealing with. Generally, I’m actually quite generous with family, relatives and good friends who are close to me. But when it comes to people whom don’t really matter, I probably won’t use the word selfish prick, but I will not be as generous as I normally am. Heh. πŸ˜‰ I guess I’m into extremes. People who matters, I’d think of them and care bout them before I think of myself. People who don’t matter? Hahahahaha.. Erm, I should just say I’m sorry. πŸ˜‰

I’m not bad, but I probably just don’t go way out to help or be generous. Hey, what did I say before? I’m just human. Not a saint. πŸ˜‰

I can see some of my friends (who have good sense of humour) laughing at their own horoscope’s definition when they see this. Some are supposedly ‘stubborn asshole’, some ‘perverted psychopaths’ and some others ‘awkward fucktard’. The hell’s an awkward fucktard?! LOL! Ooh, and there’s someone I know who should be born under Gemini instead of Aries, I think, if we were to take this list seriously (which unfortunately, we’re not). A certain cougar, so to say. A disgrace to Aries. Smirk. πŸ˜‰

Note : This is not for sensitive people. You may not know how they’ll react. Some people have no sense of humour whatsoever. πŸ˜‰

Just A Dream

She was strolling the park with a friend. It was a beautiful park. One she’d never been to. There was a beautiful lake at one end with swans swimming in it. And smack right in the middle of the park, there’s a pretty little white gazebo. That’s where she spotted him. 6ft tall, light brown hair and sparkling emerald green eyes, in a snug grey sweater and worn out jeans. Her heart skipped a beat as she approached him, with a big smile.Β 

“Gosh! Can’t believe catching you here… This is unbelievable.” She lets out a shy little chuckle. “Can I grab a pic with you?”

“Hey. Yeah, sure!” He beams at her. What a set of perfect pearly whites. It’s so charming, it is actually dazzling.Β 

He casually slung his arms around her shoulders as they turned towards her friend holding the iPhone. She was preparing to smile and pose prettily for the camera with him, when he suddenly pulls her into his arms, giving her a slight squeeze. She heard the iPhone camera clicked. Her heart skipped a few beats as she breathed in his scent and lose herself in the warmth of the hug. It was a surprise, yes. But there was nothing awkward about it. They pulled apart and chuckled together.Β 

“Lets take another one. A proper one.” he said. And she can’t help the gleeful smile that broke across her face as they both posed for the camera again.Β 

There’s the click of the iPhone, and they were walking towards her photographer friend, wanting to check how the pictures turned out to be. Hovering their heads over the iPhone, the screen showing their picture started to blur… And Christina Aguilera was singing ‘Show Me How You Burlesque’ in the background…

*****Β 

She blinked her eyes and found herself staring at her bedroom ceiling. There was still a little of that gleeful smile left on her face when she realized, “It was just a dream.” She never got to see the two pictures she took with him. Waking up to reality, specially after a ‘dreams-come-true’ dream can be like serving a plate of disappointment as breakfast early in the morning. With a sad little smile, she tells herself, “At least I had a good dream.” Though, she won’t deny that more than often, she wishes that dreams do really come true…

Written by,
Suilynn

Boys Of The Past & Present

There’s barely any dance classes left in gym. So, I decided to look for the old MTVs (old meaning those in my teenage years, the 90’s/2000-2003) to dance to, or rather to learn the dance choreos then dance it out. Something I plan to do when I don’t hit the gym, dance. Used to do that during my middle school years, but have stopped since I stepped into high school. Decided to pick it up again. Backstreet Boys, N*Sync, Britney Spears, High School Musical, and I even got some new ones like those performed by Heather Morris in Glee. Damn, but she’s a great dancer.

Anyway, the process brought back memories of the boyband-era when me and my friends were somewhat boyband crazy. Top on my list? Backstreet Boys, without a doubt. Then there is Westlife and N*Sync as well, not forgetting a1. Sure reminded me of all our discussions over who’s our favourite band member. It’s been at least more than 10 years since I really checked on news of my favourite band members. So, I decided to google them up again and see what they’ve become, just for the fun of it. Bear in mind, I was a 13-16 year old teeny bopper then.

First up, from my top favourite boyband, the Backstreet Boys. My favourite member? Brian Thomas Littrel. What I liked bout him? His wavy, dirty blonde hair. His pleasant smile. His really nice voice. And most of all, he is very God-loving. I actually find that very attractive. Since I last checked, he has gone solo for a Christian album, releasing a few singles, one of them being ‘In Christ Alone’ which is one of my favourite songs. Then the BSB re-grouped without Kevin, until bout 2 months back when they announced officially the return of Kevin to the band. NOW, finally, I feel BSB is complete again. *happy* Guess I’ll always be a BSB fan. πŸ˜‰ Anyway, more than 10 years after he started out in the industry, I gotta say, he don’t look half that bad. Definitely more wrinkles to the face. But the pleasant crinkle by the eyes are still there, though deeper. Truth be told, he looked like he didn’t age a lot, probably only grown more matured (in the ‘wiser’ sense not the ‘older’ sense) looking. Still looks good. =)

Up next, Westlife. Favourite member? Nicholas Bernerd James Adam Byrne Jr. @ Nicky Byrne. This fella caught my attention with his smile. His boy-ish, cute-ish smile. Also, his sparkling bluish eyes.He was never the lead singer in Westlife. But somehow, he caught a lot of attention. Must be his pretty boy looks, I supposed. Married former Ireland Prime Minister’s daughter, Georgina Ahern. Stuck with Westlife all the way until they disbanded recently, this year. More than 10 years after he first caught my attention, he definitely ain’t the pretty cute boy anymore. Good looking features still can be seen, but he does look a tad older. Still can be classified as looking way above averaged. Don’t know bout his career though. Heh. πŸ˜›

I saved the best, or rather the most shocking one for last. N*Sync. Favourite member? Joshua Scott Chasez @ JC Chasez. Well, he has the best voice in N*Sync if you minus Justin Timberlake’s slightly feminine one. Plus, he can be considered the best looking, relatively speaking, to the rest of the band members. Timberlake is good looking no doubt. But at that age, I really can’t stand the maggi noodles on his head. Heh. πŸ˜‰ Hence, JC inched forward and became my favourite member of N*Sync. I remember I used to have an issue with his fashion sense though. JC Chasez in my opinion, at that time, had one of the worst fashion sense I’ve even know, almost always dressing in really ‘ugh’ clothes. I remembered him wearing a black long-sleeved lace top for a performance once. My favourite member of N*Sync he might be, I still can’t help gagging then, or even now as I recall. Anyway, more than 10 years later, I almost got a heart attack when I googled him up. Oh boy. He looks really old! He’s supposed to be only 35. And for guys, that’s their prime time! No offence but he looks about almost 10 years older than Nicky Byrne who is only 2 years younger than him, and also Brian Littrell who is a year older than him! I wish I could say he looks the ‘graceful aged’, but this is the best picture I could find of him. Others aren’t so flattering. Heh. Oh well, too bad. Going solo didn’t work too well for him, hence he went into songwriting and producing songs for other artistes.

Others that I looked up are Christian Ingebrigtsen of a1 and Ritchie Neville of 5ive. Erm, these two don’t fair too well either. Ingebrigtsen though did okay in his own country, Norway. Ritchie is pretty much a mess when I tried to read up news on him.

Of course with all these discussions on the guys, I can’t help comparing them to my still on-going celebrity crush that I have finally given up trying to get over. Mr Jensen Ackles. Now I know why he’s my biggest celebrity crush ever, hitting so deep even when I’m freaking 26 years old! Lol! Not only he can play the guitar and sing like all the guys mentioned above, he can act really well too. Add in his slightly shy and humble personality, he’s pretty much golden. And if we put his talents and enchanting personality aside, based on physical appearance alone, it’s very safe to say, the older he grows, the better he looks. That’s actually saying a lot when he’s already really good looking 10 years ago.Sad to say, never knew him then. Haha. Only started noticing him after watching Supernatural. πŸ™‚ Anyway, Jensen Ackles went from looking cutely handsome more than a decade ago (above), to looking hotly and sexily handsome now (below).And just one more for the sake of Supernatural. Jensen as Dean Winchester.Β Personality, talents, looks.
Inner, checked. Outer, checked.
Need I say more? =)

It was good reliving one of the fun old school days’ craze today. The boyband craze. I think no matter how old we are, those from the boyband-era will always treasure those crazy times we had during our younger years. Memorizing lyrics, learning dance moves, reading up the biodatas of our favourite band members, etc etc. And did all that while completing homework and studying for exams!!! Haha!! Oh how I miss the good old days. =)