Friday, September 25, 2009

It's all in the shoes

Spent 2 hours in Borders yesterday, a thing that I've never managed to do anymore.

I just love being in a bookstore... Borders, Barnes and Nobles, Kinokuniya, Times, or even Gramedia. The place just have a certain comforting feel, much like my haven, a place where I can have a piece of mind.

Well other than the free magazine viewing and looking at those cute bookmarks, etc, the thing that I L O V E about Borders, in particular, is the Paperchase products that they sell.

It's like the Dior for stationaries, I guess.

The price is somewhat unreasonable for a piece of book that you're going to tear up and use anyways... the design is minimalist and graphic-y [I know that's not an actual word...] and I guess they use a different quality of paper to make it.

I especially find the 4 Subject Notebooks and the squared black notes that they have usefull and fun to use.

Being a geek, I'm very obsessive-compulsive about my stationaries...
it needs to be the best, it needs to be something that would make me happy using it, it has to be unique, and most of all it's usually colorful. Hahaha...

With class pressure and the stress of daily assignments, we might as well be comfortable enough to use our stationaries that are not boring, which in a way, got us ecstatic to at least having the effort of opening our notebook, right??

Anyways... another thing...
I stumble upon to a self-help book [sadly to say], namely, "Honey, It's All In The Shoes"
it says that choosing a boyfriend is much like choosing the perfect shoes.

You know how one shoes would be too loose, while another one is too tight.
Or that high-end branded shoes that are not very comfortable, yet very costly.
Or another mass production shoes that is comfy, but you're ashamed to be seen in.
Or cute, unique, fashionable shoes, but everybody seem to have it.
Or a sophisticated shoes, but it's hurting your feet.

You'd settle for flip flops, but it's obviously not suitable for more formal outings.
Sneakers are too boyish [for some people, like me]
High-heels are perfect but only comfy for so long
Flats, wedges, fantophels, boots... out of all the ooh so many shoe selections...
which one would you wear the most? which one's you love the most?

I just think it's a smart analogy...

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Where's your moustache?

Starstudedness always got me ecstatic.

ie. Vanity Fair spread or the new Jay Z's v-clip featuring Rihanna and Kanye West Run This Town.

I remember, growing up, I got excited everytime I see the Got Milk? ads in magazines.
First, it's because I couldn't get through a day without, yes, MILK.
It has always been my number one preference... I love creamy, dairy stuffs.
Plus, I just love it when celebrities gather up, especially for a good cause.
Here are some of the ads that I've gathered through the power of Google...
Even Garfield does it!
Hmm... I wonder what Robert Pattinson's ad would be like if he does this? (Vampire... drinking milk... get it??)

The ad started a while back and eventually became an international phenomena.
Everybody knows about it and soon "got milk?" became a famous catch-phrase in the urban community.
They have advanced their catchphrases to not only that, but also "milk your diet" and "body by milk"

Also check out the I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur by PeTA!

OOh... and here's some interesting fact from the Got Milk? ad.

  • 80 calories, 0 grams of fat
  • 30% Calcium:Helps build and maintain strong bones and teeth; reduces the risk of stress fractures and osteoporosis. Plays a role in promoting normal blood pressure.
  • 25% Vitamin D: Promotes the absorption of calcium for healthy bones. Maintains normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus.
  • 20% Phosphorus: Works with calcium and vitamin D to help keep bones strong.
  • 20% Riboflavin: Helps convert food into energy. Plays a vital role in the development of the nervous system.
  • 16% Protein: Helps build and maintain lean muscle; the high-quality protein in milk contains all of the essential amino acids (the building blocks for protein).
  • 13% Vitamin B-12: Works closely with folate to make red blood cells. Helps maintain the central nervous system.
  • 11% Potassium: Helps regulate the balance of fluids in your body. Plays a role in maintaining normal blood pressure.
  • 10% Vitamin A: Supports good vision, healthy skin and maintains integrity of immune system.
  • 10% Niacin (niacin equivalents): Helps enzymes function normally in your body.

  • So go ahead! Drink up those milk, people.