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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My Fred, My Style


Okay, it is not even a SECRET anymore how am SOOOOOO into Fred Perry - all of it.... clothing, bags, caps, shoes - basically anything and everything.... Cannot even remember how long I ahve been a FAN - guess you can palce the blame on Peter Weller (Style Council) and all those VESPA riders in the MOD 80's... Just something about the clothing -Nope, not just the COOL LAUREL LOGO - has to be the fact that all thier designs are sleek, not too dressy but certainly-very stylish, and for the most part, fits my TASTE JUST RIGHT!!!
Anyway, right now they are running a little FUN thing called: The Fred Perry Heritage Stories... a series of stories about the brands many labels.... and history, of course.... after all they have been around for 100 Years!!!! As an added BONUS - there is a section where Fans from all over the world can submit their own Fred Perry Stories.... and photo.... TOO COOL!!!
Am enjoying reading and seeing other Fred Perry fans snippets about the brand... their memories of the clothing - or memories of wearing them.....
Am enjoying most of the entries so much, I actually entered one as well - so Pls Go Here and Read: MY STORY.... and while you are at it, if my story is to your liking - PLS VOTE!!!! Thanks in Advance!!! (^_*)hehehehehe

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

tokidoki X sephora cosmetics

I totally missed out on the tokidoki X MAC cosmetics - I do not plan on doing so with this newly announced collaboration... not that am after tokidoki collection will never ever be completer all the cosmetics to use, but because no tokidoki collection will be TRULY COMPLETE without a representation of each of the brand's collaboration.... PLUS, I see two cute little figures in the forms of key charms that accompanies the eyeshadow sets....
A Parisienne looking CiaoCiao Key CharmMOZERELLA Key Charm

Be sure to see and order online here - SEPHORA ONLINE
Official Tokidoki Site

2,560th old - and WISER!

Happy Birthday, Confucius!!!

Today marks the 2,560th Birthday for the Supreme Teacher.... and in Taipi, the Confuscious Temple annually holds a Confucious Ceremony in honour of the Great Sage, that is attended by locals and foreigners...

This life sized sculpture of Confucius, i took, from the National Palace Museum - he greets museum goers just right outside of this amazing building.

Photos of the Confucious Temple - Taipei

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A FEW FAVE WISE WORDS FROM THE GREAT TEACHER:

-I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

-Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.

-Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.

-Study the past if you would define the future.

-Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Zhongshan Linear Park

This BLOG is loooong overdue.... meant to BLOG about it but completely got sidetracked till I came across the back issue of Discover Taipei magazine, which used the Zhongshan Linear Park area as its' cover story....

Back in April of this year, Juliana and I went to the Museum of Contemporary Art to see the David LaChapelle Exhibit sit.... we took the MRT - as it was quite convenient.... walking through the station to our designated exit (Exit #1 on the Zhongshan MRT Station), we were already treated to a few art work hanging - that actually tells one/leads one to the proper exit for MOCA.... one after another, colorful wall sculptures, amazes all passersby - the two of us included....

After we got up the stairs and actually exited the station, we were once again treated to a bit more colorful sculptures & figures adorning the little park area, around the museums.... Red and White Robots (called BigPow), which are quite interactive as you can plug in your MP3 or iPod and instantly share your fave downloaded music with other passersby; big sized ducks, rabbits, chicken made, in mosaic styles, utilizing ceramic tiles.... colorful giant snails climbing up the walls; brightly colored balloons on top of a little foliage covered Kiosk wows people on the Chang An exit of the MRT station.... Each and everyone of them, just too fun to see.... and will totally bring out the kiddie in you...

Me with BIGPOW!!!

I read that these creations were completed February of this year alone, quite new!!! The project initiated by Taipei city's Department of Cultural Affairs and costed a whopping NT$21 million!!! The management of MOCA oversee the whole project and they turned to 4 local artists for the all the works created.

COMPLETE PHOTOS HERE

Sunday, September 26, 2010

400% Bearbrick Speaker System


Now you can Listen to your FAVE downloads in a much more FUN WAY!!!!
(Now, to decide which color to get???)

Just announced: 400% Bearbrick speaker system for your iPods or iPhones.... these really COOL & FUN speaker systems comes in either Black or White and will retail for a little less than $200US.... They are slated to appear come November/December of this year.... Don't Miss Out - Be Sure to Order yours - right away!!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Night At The Museum

not much else to do.... just filling time.... gone over to the National Palace Museum... to view art... to take a break.... to not think too much about all the things that is troubling me....

...it was a beautiful nite.... lovely art objects to see.... people everywhere.... so it worked - for at least a couple of hours, anyway.... always a treat to go to Museums...

...was even treated to Live Entertainment...

A Couple of the Best Pieces On Exhibit

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

2 more Rosaries Added to the COLLECTION!!!

I was able to add 2 more to the ever-growing collection of rosaries.... these two mean even more to me as they were purchased by myself during my travels... with one being from St. Peter's Cathedral of the Holy City of VATICAN!!!!


...and from The Church of St Nizier in Lyons, France

For More of my Rosary & Saints Collection - Pls Click Here

Happy Moon Festival All!!!

It is that time of the year again in Taiwan - Moon Festival!!! Both a Fave time and a Frustrating time....

Favorite because it is the time of the year where for a week before till a week after, Moon Cakes are abound..... not just in shops but definitely my home.... everyone knows how much I love to eat them - all flavors, that everyday I get some.... which brings us to why it is a frustrating time, as well.... as I cannot refuse (it would be impolite! :) ) So am compelled to eat them, as I also cannot resist which mean I have to run longer miles , swim even more laps, and double the sit ups.... OR ELSE!!!! (These moon cakes possibly have the most calories any desserts can ever have.... LOL..).



Happy Moon Festival to all those celebrating!!!
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The Moon Festival is one of the most significant festivals / holidays of the Chinese communities around the world besides the Lunar New Year (Chinese New Year) and the Dragon Boat Festival. Originally named the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Moon Festival is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month in observance of the bountiful autumn harvest.

Significance of the Moon Cake during the Moon Festival

On the 15th day of the lunar month, the moon forms a round shape that symbolizes family reunion. Upon this occasion, the legends of the festival are often told to the children. The custom of eating moon cakes tells a story of the downfall of the Yuan dynasty. The time was the Yuan dynasty (AD 1280-1368), established by the invading Mongolians from the north who subjugated the Han Chinese.

Leaders from the preceding Sung dynasty were furious about submitting to foreign rules, a secret rebellion plan was coordinated to overthrow the Mongolians. Drawing close to the Moon Festival, the rebellion plans and outlines of attacks successfully passed out to all coordinators secretly via the messages and outlines stuffed in each moon cake. On the night of the Moon Festival, the rebels successfully attacked and overthrew the Yuan government which followed the rise of the Ming dynasty.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Christy Turlington for Louis Vuitton


Italy, like America, Japan & The Philippines, runs rampant with giant billboards ads - one cannot miss them at all.... One after another celebrities and supermodels doing their sexiest bit for the top luxury brand products' new ad campaigns: Madonna for Dolce & Gabbana, Scarlett Johanssen for MANGO, Christian Ronaldo & his Abs for Armani; Juliannne Moore for BVULGARI & my FAVE one at the moment: Christy Turlington (along with a few other well known models) for Louis Vuitton Fall & Winter Collection...
Christy along with Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and a handful others (just about everyone in George Michael's FREEDOM Music Video), coined the phrase SUPERMODELS back in the late 80's/early 90's... but Christy is the one I liked most.... not only for her great looks and style but also, she was such a great fixture in the Bay Area where I grew up.... even now, she has done a few things, for the Bay Area - active in some causes plus invested on a few businesses....
And from these photos - her classic beauty has not fade one bit.... just had to share....

Sunday, September 19, 2010

sleepless in taipei...

Just past 2AM... am wide awake.... i should be happy as i just got back from a EUROPEAN trip... I am... and am not....so much on my mind.... am UNWELL...

Friday, September 17, 2010

WHOAH!!!

I cannot believe it has been TWENTY DAYS since my last entry... FORGIVE ME... will catch up bit by bit.... Hope you are all having a Great September - start of the Fall Season...

Came back this afternoon for a 20 day trip - LONG, TIRING, Covered many places, saw many beautiful AMAZING things, churches, historical sights, beautiful people... Overall, it was a NICE TRIP.... will post more about them and photos, of course, as soon as I get through them......

In the midst of all that, other things had happened... Am tired - Physically & Emotionally... but am not complaining.... Will get on with it all - One After Another...
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"Good Night, Good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow." Romeo and Juliet ( Quote Act II, Scene II).