Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Thought About Real Women

 Ever heard someone say "Real women have curves."?

To certain extent I do agree, real women have curves, but women who are less curvy are real women too! Women come in all shapes, heights, sizes and tones. That’s what makes every woman unique. No woman must be told that she isn't real and that she isn't beautiful because she doesn’t fit to be in according to the society. 

Real beautiful women come in all shapes and sizes!

Whether you have a pear shape or an apple shape frame and you are a chocolate skin tone or white as snow. You are real.

Real women can be tall or short or in between.
Real women can have short hair, curly hair or whatever hairstyle they desire to have.
Real women can be mothers, they can be working in office or they can be students.

Society and media today portray what a woman should be. You can try to be what the society wants you to be, as long you know how to be yourself and you love yourself for that. As women we all know we are so much more than what we look like. Let's not separate ourselves into categories or labels. Let's support each other to be amazing instead by letting us women to just 'be.'

Don’t be pressurized by the outsider and trying to change yourselves so people like you more and you are more “acceptable” by them. (Peer pressure – ring a bell?) Why bother when that the ones who really matter already like you. Your friends don't like you because you look like someone in a magazine. They already like you just how you are. True friends like you because they have fun with you and not the way you do with your appearance.

You are a real woman and you are beautiful. If you're breathing and believe yourself to be a genuine human being, you're a real woman.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

[Wanted!] Dance-off High-tops

Beautiful Boombox!
I still daydreaming about the movie “Step Up 3D”, not because of that hot guy (hmm...ok maybe :P). But it is  the designs, the setting and the fashion that awe me! A warehouse with vintage boomboxes! Just way too cool! But what I am crazy CRAZY about are those high-tops! The more colorful and ridiculous the better. I've been looking for the perfect pair....but so many choices out there! So if I do find my own perfect pair (or my own collections!), I will see you on the dance floor. Or somewhere in Gardens. Either way. 

Here is some of my favourites - Nike, adidas and Dada

PS: So sad that I missed the STR.CRD CPT :(

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Love this country, get involved on Do It Day 2010

Another do-good-feel-good initiative! Get prepare for Do It Day on 15 October (Friday) and 16 October (Saturday). 2 days of volunteering and do more to build our nation, together and make it better! Every year, non-profit networking organisation, GreaterGood South Africa hosts Do It Day, a campaign that connects people with thousands of local good causes.

Reasons why it is good to volunteer?
-Volunteering releases a rush of endorphins, the ‘feel good’ hormones – which making us happier and smile all day!
-Volunteering is empowering. It adds value, builds bridges, boosts community spirit and fosters friendships.

So go to the website, find a project and sign-up to volunteer! Or else spread the word about Do It Day! Tell your friends and family, tell on your blog, follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Spread the word at school, business networks, at work. Every little act counts!

Do It Day Facebook event:

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Monday, September 27, 2010

A New Digi Food Mag to Drool On - Crush!

There is a new (and free) digital magazine that offers great wine ideas (you can buy wine online), some awesome foodie news, visits to wine farms, plus some scrumptious recipes and many more. Michael Olivier, a Cape Town food and wine guru, has launched Crush! Digital magazines have been published in UK few years ago, but have not made it into SA until now due to the lack of broadband capacity. But thanks to all the competitive companies out there we finally can enjoy reading E-mag online. Crush! just launched their second issue and my favourite article is 4 ways with Lindt Chocolate. Ahh!! Tempting!

And the best thing is that you can actually win some of the prizes when you subscribe to the magazine! So spread the good news to your friends!

Go to to subscribe.
Twitter: @Crush_online

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

'Donate Your Status' to F*ck Cancer

I just came across this Facebook fanpage called F*ck Cancer. Sounds absurd but it is actually a non-profit foundation. It is a movement to change the way cancer is perceived and diagnosed in the society, and how cancer survivors perceive themselves. F*ck Cancer has just launched a month-long campaign called ‘F-tember’, during the month of September which plans to raise awareness by asking people to ‘donate’ their Facebook and Twitter status updates to the cause. Sounds go f*ck cancer!

Visit the F*ck Cancer Facebook Page to ‘Donate Your Status’ once; daily; bi-weekly; or weekly.

F*ck Cancer Website:

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

[Save That Date] - Kamersvol Geskenke

Last year my friend Liting and I went all the way to Stellie to check out out Kamersvol Geskenke which happens just several weeks before Christmas (perfect timing to do some Christmas shopping). The place just fill with amazing handcrafted items and designs. Woodworks, stationary, ceramics, bags, jewellery, acessories, deli, wine, jewellery, clothing, decor, plants… the list is almost endless! It runs from 27 - 31 October.

Save the date for a splendid shopping and relaxing day at Lourensford Wine Estate (or Irene if you're in Pretoria). I am definitely going back again! 

Check the website for details:

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

[Weekend Spot] You & Me & Everyone we know Market

From green tea, dim sum, Columbian rice pudding to local designed fashion, jewelry, art, vintage, accessories and other goodies - Labia is the place to go on a Saturday!

Me, Min and Shirley went to check out the You & Me & Everyone we know Market - their first spring market at Labia Theatre on Orange Street. This is the place to find some splendid vintage and great design goods while soak yourself under the sun! I found 2 fabulous skirts and a vintage bag for only R140 and brought one brooch and one necklace for R45!

The market is relatively small compare to the well established markets such as Neighbourgoods in Woodstock but I really have a great time in this intimate and arty space! This is where all the talented showcase their creatives - whether it is fashion, art or music.

Their next market happens on 24 September. Make a date! And be sure to meet those fabulous Columbian at those food stall, they have some yummy arepas!

Join them on Facebook.

You & Me & Everyone we know Market website.

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9 days to go! New Goldfish Single – Get Busy Living

I am big Fishies fan! If they are doing gigs at the Mother City, I will be there! The last time I saw them was during June when they performed at the Grand Parade during the World Cup season, I was awed! As always! 

The new album - Get Busy Living - is coming out on  20 September so I am busy counting down the days! I can't to wait to listen to more catchy tunes from them! Right now there is snippet of Goldfish’s new track, Get Busy Living. It is fine fine fine!

Goldfish forever! And come back to Cape Town soon! We miss you!

Follow Goldfish on Facebook.

Goldfish official website

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Cosmopolitan / Levis FIT Workshops - I'm a Eva!

Thanks COSMOLevi's®! I finally get educated and know what is good for my booty! At the Levi's® store V&A Waterfront, We had some yummy bubbly and canapĂ© while we wait for the workshop to start. The staff from Levi's® head office shows us the different 4 types in SA: Slight Curve, Demi Curve, Bold Curve and SA's own EVA, and each model struts around with the different jeans that fit them perfectly for the body shape. This new line, Levi's Curve ID, utilizes a fit system based on shape, not size and was created by studying more than 60,000 women around the world of all shapes and sizes. 

Just to explain what are the 4 curves means:

Slight Curve – designed to celebrate straight figures
Slight Curve is designed to define a woman's waist, while accentuating her curves. If jeans usually fit in the hips and thighs but are too tight in the waist, a woman should try the Slight Curve.
Demi Curve – designed to fit even proportions
Demi Curve is designed to flatter a woman's waist, while smoothing her shape. If jeans usually fit in the waist, but don't flatter the figure, a woman should try the Demi Curve.
Bold Curve – designed to honor genuine curves
Bold Curve is designed to hug the waist, without gapping or pulling. If jeans usually fit in the hips and thighs, but gap in the back, a woman should try the Bold Curve.
EVA - designed to show bootylicious curves
EVA is especially designed in South Africa for our own women with more curves than any other women in the world.  

Then COSMO Special Projects Fashion Director Robynne Kahn tells us what's in fashion this summer and how to play around this fashion with the latest denim items in the Levi's® store. I LOVE the denim high-waist short, oh my word, it's so damn hot! I am so going to invest in one of those!

Finally it is my time to explore! The staff is really friendly helping me with the size and shape. First I got pair of Demi Curve, a size 26! (Hehe yeah I am smiling as if I had a model body!) Tried it on, it fitted nicely around my waist and hip but it was too loose around my thigh. So I got to try a couple more Demi Curve and Bold Curve, and still doesn't fit. By then I was a bit worry. So the shop assistant ask me to try a pair of EVA! I was not convinced but I try it on anyway...and yes indeed I have a curve like an African woman! A small waist (Size 25) and round and big buttocks! Yeah now I know! And I still love my body! 

The best thing to end the evening is that I walked away with a very special goodie bag with the latest COSMO mag (not on shelf yet) and it's in 3D and a Levi's band. And on top of that; a 3 months COSMO subscription! Talk about a good start of the Spring season!

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Just an average Asian eatout - Haiku

Me and Tina decided to go to Haiku on Burg Street for lunch on a Saturday afternoon for their winter special last month. Well we want to go there because of their GREEN TEA ICE-CREAM! That's what all we are there for. 

So I booked the table to ensure that we have a table secure. But boy is that place empty. I love the how we can see the open kitchen from where we sit. And all the ducks are just hanging there. Ahh....I feel I am back in Taiwan! The place is quiet dark and gives me a hard, distant feeling.

Even though I heard lots of complaint about the service of Haiku. But I actually enjoy my waitron's service. I wouldn't say he is awesome but he is quite a friendly guy.

Because of the multiple kitchens work on different sections of the menu, so dishes arrive in dribs and drabs, which is quiet Asian style to me. But I am not use to that any longer. Tina's starter took about 10 minutes after my duck spring rolls. But in between the waits, we just ogle diners' food and watch the chefs in action in the kitchen.

Even though we had the special which does not base on their star system, we had a look at a la carte menu. And oh boy, just by looking at the price of the duck (with lots of star next to it), I think I rather had some at other Chinese restaurant which is also as authentic as Haiku.

The my food was good, I enjoyed the salt and pepper calamari and my duck spring rolls with the plum sauce! Yum! But Tina's food is abit overrated, she ordered the crispy beef, but it came out lightly fried with lots of sweet and sticky sauce all over it. I didn't find that appetizing. The Tom Yum soup was decent though.

But what the most disappointing part is that they didn't have green tea ice-cream that day! I was like...that's what we are here for! So I made a replacement to coconut ice-cream instead. What a pity! The brown tea ice-cream is good, I expect my sesame seed ice-cream to be more flavoured (like the ones in Asia). But ice-cream always makes me happy, so I don't really mind at all!

But yeah, if they offer their menu for a special, I will probably come back again (only if they have green tea ice-cream) or else I will spend my money in Asoka rather!

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Shop Addict: Gadget Time (Canal Walk)

This shop is so cool! This is not any ordinary "techie" shop, they got so many cool (and cute) things in store. I know the owner (used to work for them :P) and the son told me about their new store so I decide to pop in for a look. And guess what I have brought...tada!

Hello Kitty flash drive! Awww! And its a 8GB!

And there so many great designs there! USB can-fridges, USB Hello Kitty fans, mini speakers (like Shox), headphones, laptop front covers (got myself one of those too)....

Anyway pictures speak for themselves, go and have a look!

Shop: Gadget Time
Address: Shop 90, Canal Walk Shopping Centre
Tel: 0215526888

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