Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bean there. Done that.

Probably due to the threat of Family Mart, 7-11 has been coming up with really good food items lately.

One super yummy item they recently added is this red bean bun. I tried it once, and have been coming back for it several times already.

The taste reminds me of the red bean buns in HKG, and every bite transports me back to the 7-11 store below my flat in Tak Hing Street.

This is a worthy addition to my snackers repertoire.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Adios, Oscar.

The lights on the fashion runway dimmed today as it lost one of its brightest stars.

Oscar dela Renta passed away last Monday, and not surprisingly, celebrities, fashion editors and fashion lovers were saddened by his passing. Aside from being a great designer, he was also a very nice, genteel man.

I saw snippets of him in "The September Issue," and he came across as a very calm, amiable person. No wonder a lot of people are saying that he'll be missed.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Crazy good

When we joined last month's office bowling tournament, we already knew that we weren't the strong team. So, we decided to be the crazy team.

Every game, we were the rowdiest group. We'd scream, hoot and trash talk our opponents, and even ourselves. And that made the entire 3-week tournament a blast each time.

After the final scores were tallied, we ended as the 2nd highest in our group, and 5th overall in a group of 12 teams.

I guess aside from being crazy, we're good as well.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Tres chic!

It's easy to tell if Ate Bullet likes the dress you give her. The surest indicator is when she wears it. If she wears it the next day after you give it to her, that means she really, really, really, really likes it. (That's channeling Sally Field's Oscars speech, by the way.)

As it turns out, that's how she felt about the Altuzarra x Target collection. 

She wore these 3 dresses just days after I gave them to her. In fact, she wore the dresses just a day apart from each other. She wore one to work, the other to church, and the ruby one to a hotel function. Her choices were so appropriate, and she looked so chic for each occasion.

There's one more dress from the collection that she's yet to wear. I wonder when that'll be.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sundays with Sister

Suor Cristina has just released her new single.

And it's "Like a Virgin."

It might be a controversial choice for a first single, but I must say, she sang it beautifully.

So I say, hey Sister, go Sister!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Two times the Taylor

Call it fashion deja vu, but Taylor Swift is on the cover of InStyle in the same month, one year apart.

Here she is in last year's November issue.

And she once again graces the cover on the same month of this year.

She must have that November vibe.

Friday, October 17, 2014

FMM: Liking Lisa

Another artist who made it big in the 90s was Lisa Stansfield.

All my colleagues had her CD and our OTs were always accompanied by her songs. Whenever our energy level would dip, someone would play "This is the right time" on full blast. If everyone's on edge and we just want to chill out, we'd skip to "Change" and "All around the world."

And during those times when we just want to pause from work, sit down, and bob our heads, this would be the perfect song for that.

I've lost track of Lisa Stansfield's career, and I should check out what kind of music she's been doing.

She's the real thing, after all.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

How professional

Just when I was beginning to think that advertising people are the only ones who seriously proofread nowadays. (That's what I've been doing the past week.)

I saw this poster for an advertising event and was genuinely interested in it.

Then this happened.

Come on, I don't think "professional" is a difficult word to spell.

Proofreader please.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A cat above the rest

Today's cuteness is brought to you by this big, black cat which I found in front of the ATM machine in BDO-Emerald Avenue.

He (or she) was lying comfortably in front of the ATM machine and simply couldn't be bothered. I tried to shoo the cat away several times, but the adorable critter wouldn't have any of it. Despite numerous attempts, the cat just slumped lazily on the floor, occasionally looking at me with that "And what?" look.

Good thing my torso is long. It allowed me to bend far enough to withdraw without disturbing the cat.

As they say, you should let sleeping cats lie.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

What the heel?

In the continuing saga of "Where are the proofreaders?"

This one comes from stylebible, and they had an article about how to spot a fake Louboutin.

The article looked perfectly normal until...

Yes, you have to check the "hell" of the shoe to see if it's a fake or not.

Seriously, get a proofreader.