Saturday, December 27, 2008

Games People Play

Games are a compromise between intimacy and keeping intimacy away.
Eric Berne.


I don't like when people assume to know me or know what's good for me!

I don't like games that involve twisted hearts, minds, and body parts!

But, some people play games and sometimes you have to do what you have to do.

I always think if you act like a toy, I'll treat you like a toy! If you like to play games, I'll treat you like a game. But, I never think I'm good at playing games.

I detest getting attached to anyone/someone because then you'll have to be there for them and what happens when they aren't there for you?

It doesn't matter because there's only one that's there for me and this one will always be there for me. He's the only reason I am living! He's the only one that's ever truly cared, understood me, has been there for me (even at times when I was not there for him) and truly loves me regardless.

I guess I feel bad because I'm falling into my old habits/patterns.

Every time I take a step ahead, I fall two to three steps back...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

"We expect too much at Christmas.
It's got to be magical. It's got to go right.
Feasting. Fun. The perfect present.
All that anticipation. Take it easy.
Love's the thing. The rest is tinsel."
Pam Brown, Australian poet.

(()) Some gifts are big, others are small.
Gifts from the heart are the best gifts of all!

//// "Happy Holidays"!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Going Commando

So my friend, Marsadie, told me about this: Commandos Patches — the revolutionary, uniquely-shaped cotton disposable patch that safely sticks in the curved seam of your jeans and pants so you can go underwear-free in cotton comfort and protection. They come in black, denim, pale pink, light nude, and white.

"Be healthy, sexy and still in classy mystery."

I've never gone commando [[have you?]] but I want to. Usually I fantasize about going commando while having a rendezvous in Paris with monsieur Olivier Theyskens (the artistic director of French fashion house Nina Ricci). Although I'm pretty indecisive about these patches, I think going commando is best for summer with a lovely dress or skirt... just make sure to move like you're wearing a skin-tight pencil skirt otherwise it could turn into a Britney Spears or Kelly Osbourne incident.

FYI: At a party for (the editor-in-chief of Allure Magazine) Linda Wells' new book, "Allure: Confessions of a Beauty Editor," designers Tom Ford and Zac Posen admitted they frequently go without underwear.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Asian Adonis: Takeshi Kaneshiro

Asian heartthrob Takeshi Kaneshiro has been chosen as the first male Asian face of Armani.

The Japanese-Taiwanese actor will appear in Emporio Armani underwear’s autumn/winter collection advertising campaign, along with existing endorser David Beckham. Kaneshiro’s fame in Asia is based on films, such as "House of Flying Daggers" and "The Warlords."

Giorgio Armani handled costume design for Kaneshiro’s movie "Confession of Pain."

I am excited to collaborate with Takeshi on this new advertising campaign. He is a film and style icon in Asia where his fame transcends cultures both East and West. His sense of effortless style is very contemporary and sophisticated and together with his good look makes him the ideal testimonial for Emporio Armani," said Giorgio Armani in a statement.

Monday, December 1, 2008

World AIDS Day

December 1st - World AIDS Day 2008:
Show your support for the fight against HIV/AIDS, help raise awareness, and remember those affected by the disease!

Don't forget to wear it daily - because AIDS doesn't just exist on December 1st!

AIDS attacks the body.
PREJUDICE attacks the spirit.

One is caused by a VIRUS.
One is caused by IGNORANCE.
Both can kill!

P.S. I really adore these advertisements for awareness by Aides, a French community-based non-profit organization.

[[Aides means "support" in French.]]

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

GQ: Obama-Nation

GQ’s “Men of the Year” issue hits newsstands today and with the Obama-sensation sweeping the nation, Barack Obama has been chosen as their "Game Changer of the Year."

An article written by Senator Edward M. Kennedy, as to why Obama was the change we were waiting for and the man we can believe in, can be read here: GQ Blog.

Also, Obama is joined by Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Phelps, and Jon Hamm as one of the four covers for this year’s issue.

For the style-savvy: There's an article on Thom Browne (most influential menswear designer in America) and "How To Buy A Tux" featuring Brandon Flowers, from The Killers.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Post Secret

When I get the time I like going on Post Secret and the French Post Secret - just to see which ones I can relate to and to realize other people share similar feelings.

Post Secrets of this week, which I can relate to:

Friday, November 21, 2008

Positive Thoughts

Five Great Thoughts To Follow:

1.) Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you can not control. Instead invest your energy in the positive, present moment.

2.) Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

3.) No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

4.) Get rid of anything that is not useful, beautiful or joyful.

5.) No matter how you feel - get up, dress up and show up.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tank Books

As one habit dies hard, another takes hold.

As the ban on smoking in public places continues to sweep the United Kingdom, Tank Magazine launched a series of books designed to mimic cigarette packs – the same size, packaged in flip-top cartons with silver foil wrapping and sealed in cellophane.

Idea generator and design mavericks, (the British company) Tank Form has adopted an icon of design, stolen its meaning, turned it into pop art, and given it to a far less corrosive habit.

Titles [[$14 each]] include: Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness"; Ernest Hemingway's "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" and “The Undefeated”; Franz Kafka's “The Metamorphosis” and “In the Penal Colony”; Rudyard Kipling's “The Man Who Would Be King”; “The Phantom ’Rickshaw” and “Black Jack”; Robert Louis Stevenson's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and Leo Tolstoy's “The Death of Ivan Ilych” and "Father Sergius."

Classic stories presented in classic packaging; objects desirable for both their literary merit and their unique design. A perfect gift for people on the move, lovers of literature and connoisseurs of design.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Chronicles of Never

The unisex line, Chronicles of Never, is known for creating unique mens and womens jewelery including necklaces, rings, pendants, and earrings. The latest line also includes eyewear and clothing — a range that features shirts, shorts, scarfs, hoodies, pants, vests and shoes.

Gareth Moody, the designer of the former Australian brand Ksubi (originally named Tsubi) says: “I love books and have hundreds. But more than particular books, it's particular subjects — geology, architecture, anatomy, the space in space — that make a mark on me and my designs. The materials I chose to use are old and real; black brass because gold is too golden, brushed silver, because polished silver is too polished, and black silver because it is black.

Since the brand's conception in 2006, Chronicles of Never jewelery is stocked in numerous boutique stores throughout Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, including the world famous Selfridges. Future seasons of Chronicles of Never are almost certain to see an expansion into the fashion arena of clothing and accessories.
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