Sunday, August 22, 2010

Rojak's Guide to watch - Longines

This is my favourite model.


Collection Longines PrimaLuna

Case : Round, in stainless steel with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and a simple layer of anti-reflective coating on the underside. Diameter: 23.00 mm. Water-resistant to 30 meters (~100 feet).

Movement : L963 quartz.

Functions : Hours, minutes.

Dial : White mother-of-pearl set with 12 Wesselton VS diamonds, blue steel hands.

Bracelet : Stainless steel with triple safety clasp and push-piece opening mechanism. 

The Brand

- Serving Precision, Elegance and Sports since 1832

Longines has been based at St Imier, Switzerland, since 1832. Its watchmaking expertise, built up over 175 years, reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and the sporting world: it has generations of experience as the official timekeeper at world championships and as a partner of international sports federations. Longines is a member of The Swatch Group S.A., the world’s leading manufacturer of watches and associated products. With an excellent reputation for creating refined timepieces, the brand, whose emblem is the winged hourglass, is now established in more than 130 countries.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Rojak's Guide to Wedding Preparation Part 1

I have been super busy lately juggling my new career, my wedding which is 2 months away!!! and lots of other trivia stuff. In fact, exactly one week before, I was already freaking out cause my wedding preparation status is like 20% to completions. AND. I might have to move to our new house within the same period too. or not. still waiting for our property agent to revert. I am going to keel him if he is not able to confirm by tomorrow. I promise.

My Wedding Planning Diary:
2 months before

Week 8 before the wedding
Meeting with the restaurant mainly to confirm the menu and to decide on the food tasting date. Other stuff to discuss are such as what's in the package and what's not, special requests, seating arrangements, reception area, decoration, etc etc

Week 7 before the wedding
  1. Breaking the news & inviting my guest (via sms & fb)
  2. Deciding on who is your maid of honour, best man, the main jeemuis and hengtais to alleviate your suffering ie. to book them in advance so that they can help you with the responsibilities. 
  3. Deciding on the wedding theme which is going to affect the outfits of the bride, bride grooms, bridemaids, mother father, dresscode, flowers to use, venue and reception decor and so on. It's going to be a lot Pink, Hello Kitty and Fabulous elements. I am super super excited on how is this gonna turn out!
  4. Casual conversation with close relatives on wedding stuffs during breakfast outings eg: which distant relatives to invite, who to occupy the host table, rituals, tips, sharing, etc etc
  5. Shopping!!! (which is my favourite part) for wedding stuffs and other non-relevant stuff since it's the mega sale season now.
         Here's our shopping list :)))))
  • gold bar (Roy) [Instead of getting the must-have ring for the bridegroom, we have decided that the best replacement is a gold bar simply because it is bad fashion to wear a gold ring unless your occupation is a hip hop singer or similiar.]
  • pants (Roy)
  • Longines watch (Elle)
Lin Chi Ling and yummy Longines male model

  • Camera (Elle/Roy) 
  • To be continued...
The heavy duty, time-consuming and still yet-to-do:
  • making our wedding preps behind-the-scene video
  • making our wedding timeline video (from baby to getting to know each other, yada yada)
I can sense Panic now. I need to Focus. Focus. & Focus.To be continued...


Saturday, August 14, 2010

I'd never given much thought to how I would die

I'd never given much thought to how I would die — though I'd had reason enough in the
last few months — but even if I had, I would not have imagined it like this.
―Bella, Twilight

The above is the first line of Twilight - both on the book and movie.

 The good and good-looking vampires :P

I am currently a die-hard fan of the Twilight series, watched the movies repeatably and I am also reading the books. I don't really like Stephenie Meyer's way of writing but then I am obsessed with the stories itself. Contradicting right? lol..

About the Twilight Saga
Twilight is a series of vampire novels by Stephenie Meyer. It follows the life of Bella Swan, a teenager who moves to Forks, Washington, and finds her life radically changed when she falls in love with a vampire named Edward Cullen

Twilight Characters

Bella Swan

 Bella Swan #1 (Kristen Stewart)

In Twilight, she is a 17-year-old girl whom fell in love head-to-toe with  Edward Cullen, a vampire
Well, she is very hot, carries the character well but my only complain is she talks like she is in constant constipation. She also stutters a lot.

Edward Cullen

Edward Cullen #1 and his vampires family 

When he is forced to sit next to Bella in Biology class the first time (they are classmates and Bella is a new student) and he smells her blood, he insanely wants to kill her, and thinks about massacring the whole class as well. Though vampires are blood-thirsty creatures, but Cullen family are "vegetarianism" by choice, they only feeds on animal bloods and they live with the human beings.

About Edward:
  • is 107 years old but physically, he is 17-year-old, the age when he was transformed into vampire
  • has Telepathy abilities, except that he can't read Bella's mind.
"Why do you think you can't hear me?"
"I don't know. The only guess I have is that your mind doesn't work the same way the rest of theirs do. Like your thoughts are on AM frequency and I'm only getting FM."
―Edward to Bella

Jacob Black

Jacob Black #1
Those abs and his boyish charm makes me drool. I *heart* Jacob! ♥ ♥ ♥
 Jacob Black #2

Jacob Black and Edward Cullen - natural and love enemies

About Jacob:
  • In Twilight he is fifteen and was phased to werewolf one year.
  • Bella becomes very good friends with Jacob, after Edward leaves later.
  • infatuated with Bella and hence, is a foe to Edward

Jane #1
She is an evil, sadistic and powerful vampire and enjoys tormenting/killing both vampires and people.  It's a minor role but surely an impactful one.
Do you know who she is? Hint: a famous child star

Jane #2. 
The actress in person, 16 years old now. She looks much older in the movie though.


Remember the screaming little girl from War of the Worlds movie? SHE IS DAKOTA FANNING!

I really couldn't recognise that it is her in the movie and kept wondering why she showed up in the Twilight premier. Lol..

Alice Cullen

She is the pretty, bumbly and fashionable vampire

 I ♥ her choker.
This is not any choker but it bears the "Cullen"' family crest where all the Cullen wears it.
Jasper, Emmett and Edward each wear a wrist band, Alice wears a choker around her neck, Bella and Esme wear the same necklaces, Rosalie wears a chain, and Carlisle wears a ring.

Anyone knows where I can buy a similar looking choker? :P

There is even an online guide on the cast fashion and style: The Cullen Closet.

Here's my Favourite Quotes from Twilight. It's super inspirational.

“When we were five, they asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up. Our things were answers like astronaut, president, or in my case, princess… When we were ten, they asked us again. We answered - rock star, cowboy, or in my case, gold medalist… But now that we’ve grown up, they want a more serious answer. Well, how about this… Who the hell knows? This isn’t a time to make hard and fast decisions. This is the time to make mistakes. Take the wrong train and get stuck somewhere chill. Fall in love - a lot. Major in philosophy because there’s no way to make a career out of that. Change your mind. Then change it again because nothing is permanent. So make as many mistakes as you can. That way, someday, when they ask again what we want to be… We won’t have to guess. We’ll know.”
- Graduation Speech from Eclipse

The cut this off, Twilight is simply awesome because of the casts, characters and the stories and here's the Twilight trailers.

Twilight #1

The Twilight Saga #2: New Moon
Check out Dakota Fanning at 0:05 sec. She is hot!

The Twilight Saga #3: Eclipse

If you are a fan of Twilight, then you will definitely adore this song by Christina Perri - "A Thousand Years" which is the music video for Twilight: The Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Here's the chorus and it's also my favourite part of the lyrics:

" I have died everyday waiting for you  
Darlin' don't be afraid I have loved you 
for a Thousand years  
I'll love you for a Thousand more "


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