Tuesday, March 29, 2011

the one?

A friend, in abit of a relationship dilemma, asked me how did I know Guy was THE ONE? I told her I didn’t know. And I don’t think I’ll ever know.

What does THE ONE even mean? The right person until he breaks your heart? An unsuspecting hero that indiscreetly saves you from your plight? A Prince Charming that picks his mum over you? Mr Darcy? (Hell yeah Mr Darcy!) 8 months post-wedding I’ve come to realize that the whole hullaballoo ‘bout finding THE ONE is trivial if you compare it to maintaining the sanctity of marriage. Good for you if you found THE ONE.. but will THE ONE share the housework / allow you to grow / wake up when the baby cries / emotionally support you in your sambal belacan business?

It has been said time and time before.. heap loadsa compromise and sacrifice go into making a marriage work. Then she goes, “What do you mean by sacrifice?” Sacrifice means giving up something you like for the betterment of the both of you. If a man has a wandering eye, sacrifice means giving up lust for others and be contented with a single vagina (and possibly anus.. no judgement síl vous plait). If a woman’s a shopaholic, sacrifice means cutting up her credit card bills and lovin’material items through vision not possession. If I desperately wanna try tandem motoring ‘cos it’s on Group On discount sacrifice means yelling at him for not allowing me to do so followed by extreme coaxing only to relent to him in the end by clicking the website off and sulking in the corner for awhile.


(conversation)

moi: Can I go for tandem motoring?

Guy: No.

moi: Why can’t I go for tandem motoring??

Guy: It’s dangerous.

moi: No it’s not!

Guy: It’s dangerous.

moi: PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE...??

Guy: No.

moi: Why??

Guy: It’s dangerous.

moi: But got coach wor.

Guy: It’s still dangerous.

moi: WHY?????? WHY CANNOT??????

Guy: How many times do you want me to repeat: it’s dangerous!

moi: I’m gonna do it anyway.

Guy: Fine. There’s no point in discussing it then.

moi: When I was single, I would’ve gone and done it and there’s nothing you could do about it.

Guy: But you’re not single. Remember.. you’re married! It’s not just YOU anymore.

moi: *pause*

moi: *pause some more*

moi: *waits for the steam to condense*

moi: Fine! I’m not going for tandem motoring then.. I’m getting my eyelashes extended!

Guy: Mmm.


I’ve never had to answer to anyone before... I hardly even ask my parents for permission. It’s not even something treacherous like flying off into a deadly comet or eating fire. I love sh*t like skydiving / tandem motoring / hang gliding / air ballooning etc... and giving it up just so my husband can feel safe felt alien to me. It evens out somehow when I think about it. I did forbid him to ride the motorbike from home to work which he found ridiculous (I’m not to be blamed... I’ve worked in an ER and half of what runs through the doors are motorcycle accidents!). In a nutshell, he/she should be THE ONE to push aside desires that make you feel insecure. And if he/she don’t do any of that, start wondering. N.B. it goes both ways-ah. Don’t torture your husband into giving up all his loves while you nicely continue to rot in your heavenly pleasures (even though I’m supposedly notoriously known for that).

Compromise. Ayia this one simple-lah.. I don’t think I need to give an example. Heck you’ve probably learned it on Sesame Street. Ayo... still unsure? He wants to have Mexican, you want to have Japanese (oh and he hates sashimi by the way), you give him a BJ and he’ll settle for a bento box. Not too painful a deal now was it?

So turns out it’s not really THE ONE that matters. It’s the one who will hold your hand through forests of pain and hills of laughter that counts.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

oh dear

Blogger is having some technical issues I believe (turns out I'm not alone in this matter... it's all over the Blogger discussion forum). I'm unable to paragraph and access to older posts (when clicking on 'older entries' link on website). Will continue posting once the problem resolves.

P.S: Someone has just replied to my Blogger Help forum thread of a lil' cheat tip: older entries can still be accessed but on a different tab or window. Still waiting for the paragraphing issue to settle *sigh*



P.P.S: Figured I can use < p > to form a new paragraph but still can't work out a line break. Help!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

chic pop street market 7





*bisou* bonbon has been shortlisted to be part of Chic Pop Street Market 7!!

Such glee :D

We'll be debuting some exciting new products on that day so jangan tak datang...

Can't wait to see y'all so do come over and holla alright??

Venue: Jaya One, Jalan Universiti, PJ
Date: 02 April 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 1200 - 1900

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

miss koskos's pre-29 b'day!

It's always such a struggle to meet up with your mates especially if they're doctors. Schedules always clash and it's no surprise when something crops up and ruins plans. So it was a real treat when we somehow managed to keep our itinerary rock solid sans glitches for Miss KosKos' pre-birthday bash :)

Miss KosKos' favourite city in the world is Paris (been collecting 'fave city' data from my friends recently) so I pulled some things together, quite effortlessly I must add owing to my ongoing efforts of attempting to be a faux Parisian, and threw her a Parisian Tea Party! C'est bonne??








A Parisian Tea Party by *bisou* rose Decor! Tres belle :$

We rented a junior suite at Hotel Maya and set up an indoor picnic overlooking the city (school and cemetery actually... I forgot to ask for a non-morbid view).


Festive balloon from Party World.
Her favourite colour is purple but purple roses cost a bomb so I tweaked the palate abit, opting for local peach and fuschia-tip lipstick roses.


Cake stand and Eiffel Tower are stylist's own. Sparklers from Gurney Drive, Penang (available during CNY). Unlit as the lighter failed us. Tip: Always check your lighter before packing especially if the occasion pending is a birthday!

Teacups rimmed with ♥ from Daiso.
Sereni & Shentel surprise (pun intended) and a Marc Jacobs canvas shopper for the birthday girl ;)


Macaroons from Nathalie's Gourmet Studio.



We surprised her with rosepetal confetti :party


*cue Edith Piaf*



We all got sleepover packs from Miss KosKos filled with all sorta goodies... yeayyy!!
I love Hotel Maya for being so freakin' close to KLCC. We had dinner at The Apartment.


I'm so lame. I always order chilli tomato clams. But it's so delish!


We spent the rest of the evening chillaxin' at the hydrotherapy pool.



We retired after scoffing down some canapes at the Sky Lounge.






Such a lovely sight at check-out. Even though the room furniture looked rather exhausted, I enjoyed the facilities and remarkable location. The hotel manager was a little obnoxious but the bellboy, Sri, balanced the scale in the hospitality department. He was very warm and helpful.




Miss KosKos' luncheon theme was SATC. I was Carrie and I wore a Topshop dress...



... also featured in SYTYCD! Cat Deeley wore it better but it doesn't run from the fact that the 'B*tch stole my look!'.

We had an elegant lunch at Harrods Tea Salon. I'm in love with their Fruit Punch :L





Charlotte, Miranda, Carrie and Carrie :D

Hotel Maya
138 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2711 8866

Monday, March 14, 2011

imagine all the people...

Everyday Guy and I watch CNN in horror. I can still remember hearing Mmmy informing us of a dreadful quake in Japan when Dddy and I went to pick her up from office that sombre Friday and we were like, "Bah earthquake! What else is new in Japan??" Turns out my earthquake experience doesn't even compare to what the people in Minamisanriku had to go through!


*melancholic sigh*




I've already donated to the Red Cross' EDR but I've just read in Murni's blog that she learnt from Fried Beef there are other things that you can do like putting up a Hello bar and a simple tool to help people find their Japanese loved ones.

That's brilliant. Go help.



"You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one..."



P.S: Working on my Hello bar...

P.P.S: I have an Japanese ex-aunt and I wonder if she's OK. Sachiko Fujita hope you and your family are alright...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

natalie portman's baby bump

Is it weird that I'm obsessed with Natalie's pregnancy??

I know what old aunties say... that I'm lusting to have a baby yadayadayada but really, what I want is her radiance and glow. And the fabulous wardrobe that goes with the trimesters!


Natalie debuting her bump in Vionnet.


Looking spectacular in Jason Wu. Only Natalie can make early pregnancy look cool in couture!


Picture Azzaro on a rake thin stick-insect. Now look at Azzaro on her! Defo the latter :brow


Natalie in Vena Cava. A wee safe but yummy nonetheless.


Looking like a Greek goddess in another Azzaro.


Every bit a showstopper in Viktor & Rolf.


Even in boyfriend jeans and a jersey top she looks gorgeous!


This baby is made to leap like an antler: look at her parents! Ever demure in Rodarte with her oh-so-hot husband :P


The winning frock :party : Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo tisci. Love!






Tuesday, March 08, 2011

pipit wonderful market 6




Mark your calendars babydoll!

Come show *bisou* bonbon some l♥vin'!!

Venue: Central Market Annexe, KL *click* here for map
Date: 07 May 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 1200-1900


Don't be square... be there :)

Sunday, March 06, 2011

cityscapes: villa samadhi

Things were really crummy at work which called for a cityscape!

Turns out the place that I pre-booked eons ago was recently touched by a fairy ;) I was slightly concerned that the place would not live up to the expectation but after her review I sighed in relief. Also Miss BellaBella confirmed that Villa Samadhi was indeed heavenly which totally made me amped for the weekend!



You definitely don't expect this smack in the middle of the hustle and bustle of KL. As we turned into the road beside the American Embassy we felt an uncanny sensation of tranquility. It's like accidentally tumbling into Bali amidst the concrete jungle... bewildering!



I did regret not going for the luxe crib which came with a whirlpool. But our room was amazing nonetheless. It was spacious with loadsa storage (though storage doesn't exactly top my list in terms of amenity necessity) and a large urbanly rustic bathroom which featured a massive rainshower...

... and 2 sinks! I quickly 'chup' the left one. Their disposable toothbrushes came wrapped in leaves.: nice!

We didn't know whether to get huffy at them for interrupting our make out session or feel pleasantly surprised that they brought us welcome fruits and jemput-jemput. We decided on the latter :)


We had dinner o'er at KLCC and came back to a room lit in candles! C'est romantique!

They made the beds when we were away and left a cute note along with chocolates at the edges of the quilt. So sweet hor?

I spent the night leafing through my Handmade Weddings book with the company of Bisou cupcakes and Villa Samadhi's complimentary TWG tea. Found new love in Nuwara Eliya tea.




Breakfast was so-so saja. I don't like how my sunny side-up turned out.


It's so bizarre to watch the fishes swim in such crystal clear water. They looked like they were dancing. The pond was my favourite part of the villa. I could hang out here forever!





Save the albino dugong jokes OK, sensitive issue-lah. I'm FAT.. what else is new?

Oh yeah. This is life.



I ♥ daybeds.




We didn't have a balcony but we had an indoor daybed by the window with curtains (I called 'The Love Cave') that spelled afternoon naps as the rain poured / reading trashy celebrity magazine while listening to my iPod playlist / cuddling and chasing cars around our heads.


This is what life is all about, don't you think?


Thumbs up:
- relaxing ambience
- pool daybed
- fish pond
- rainshower and spacious bathroom
- complimentary TWG tea

Thumbs down:
- breakfast

My Agoda review:
You definitely don't expect such tranquility smack in the middle of the hustle and bustle of KL. Our room was very nice. Spacious with loadsa storage and a large urbanly rustic bathroom which featured a massive rainshower and 2 sinks! They did have a disclaimer note but the construction was quite annoying though I'm sure they tried to keep it down. The staff were kind and helpful. We had dinner o'er at KLCC and came back to a room lit in candles! Breakfast was alright though I didn't like how my sunny side-up turned out. The pond and pool daybeds were my favourite parts of the villa. I could hang out there forever!

Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: We drove there so we could go over to KLCC for meals and shopping effortlessly but we were told that transport could be arranged for us whenever we needed it to get to places close by which I found to be a great service.


Villa Samadhi
8 Jalan Madge
55000 Kuala lumpur
Tel: +603 2143 2300



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