Words of Wisdom

In life, we have to choose between the jeans and the cookie jar. Liz Hurley chose the jeans and I chose the cookie jar

~ Nigella Lawson....(on women's body image and her own voluptuous body)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Kristen Stewart's public apology may not be the best way to win back Rob Pattinson

Was watching the rerun of Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire last night on TV. This is the movie that introduced Robert Pattinson to me. Playing Cedric Diggory, Harry's love rival. Oh, how fresh-faced he was back then. A new actor not knowing whether he would get a job or not after this one. No paparazzi. No tabloid gossips. A private life.

Rob Pattinson as the fresh-faced Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter.

BAM!! Thanks to Facebook, I was jolted by the hot news of Rob being cheated by the girlfriend that he never declared to the world before. Kristen Stewart whom I actually liked since her first appearance in The Panic Room couldn't have chosen the worst time to bring their relationship public. 

It is sad for any relationship that a woman got photographed making out with another man when the the only steamy photos we've seen of her with her real boyfriend are all from the movies they both are in. It is just too bad that we finally got the confirmation of their romance through the following public apology she issued.

"I'm deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I've caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected.  This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I'm so sorry."

Now, every couple has problems. Nobody's perfect. However, I personally think that in this particular case, the public apology is highly unnecessary because she does not owe it to the public.

Why do I say that Kristen does not owe it to the public? True, she made a mistake. But it's not like she is married or has kids. Married people especially those with kids DO owe it to the public because once you're in that legal commitment, you have the responsibility of upholding the family values. It's not fair that the cheating married man has not really been the target of the press hounding.

Another more important reason is because I personally think the public apology statement only serves as "rubbing the salt to the wound". It publicly humiliates Rob instead and will further hurt her chance of winning him back. It's obvious she wants him back but I personally feel she's throwing the ball in his court the incorrect way.

I know a thing or two about going public with personal issues. Thanks to that thing we call "social website". Let's just say, I was irked by what a guy was doing. So, my reaction was to dive deep into "messaging terrorism" on a "social website". He read everything. Everybody in my list read everything. People who didn't know the story behind it left comments. I thought it was the right thing to do to get things off my chest. Then, I posted about "not wanting to hurt the person I care about". What happened after that was, instead of me and him coming to peace with each other, my postings had built up resentment in him towards me instead. I was basically told to minimize contact with him. It got ugly from that point.

Now, looking back, I know how foolish it was. It also painted me as someone with no dignity or self respect, which is exactly the opposite of what I wanted. Certain things are better off settled in private.

The thing about women is, we tend to tell the world about what we feel when we are trapped in that situation. Yes, Kristen did Rob wrong but the incurable romantic in me want them to work things through and get back together.

No. I'm not a Twilight fan.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Voice 2 - Hello Tony Vincent....I'm officially Team Cee Lo... :-)

When Season 2 of The Voice started, I was quickly prompted by a certain somebody in my life to pick a team to root for.

You see, last season, unknowingly (since we weren't really on good terms at the time), we both supported the same artist....Dia Frampton. She of course was on Blake Shelton's team. So, this year, seeming to like a few hopefuls on that team, that certain somebody declared he's Team Blake. I told him the ones I liked went to Cee Lo. There were TWO. One is Jamie Lono and the other one is this beautiful man.....

Tony Vincent!

Of course, I was totally biased towards him as he's a Broadway singer (I love stage musicals!), he sang a Queen song (my siblings and I love Queen and Freddie Mercury) and he totally looks like a rock star! True, his voice is a bit on the thin side and not as manly as some of the contenders but at the end of the day, he has the package. What criteria do I want from a contender? Must be someone who has what it takes to make me want to buy that ticket and stand in line to see him perform. This man has that worthy factor. Oh, he's also tall and thin like my musical hero Mr. Chris DeGarmo (formerly of Queensryche) which further explains the "biased" bit.

We Are The Champions

However, I wasn't so quick declaring myself a Team Cee Loo. At that point I hadn't really watched many other contenders and I wanted to see who else was worthy rooting for. I wanted to make my choice after the Battle Rounds.

I was sad to find out that Tony got paired up with Justin Hopkins (who has a great raspy manly voice). It meant one of them had to go.

This battle was placed last of the last. I think the producers knew these two would close the battle round spectacularly.

They obviously have tremendous respect for each other, performing more like a duet than a battle that night. I wish they harmonized at the "Oh...oh....oh....oh...." though with Tony doing the higher notes. That would make the performance even more spectacular. It's sad to think that one of these two had to go. I wish they were not paired up so they both would still stay till at least the Live shows. So unfair :-(

Yes, I finally sealed it. My final pick for The Voice 2. Didn't I say he's tall and thin like Chris DeGarmo? I "heart" that :-)

 Lord Voldemort came to LA and grew a nose!

As for that "certain somebody", all those he picked got booted out. Sorry dear :-)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Dia Frampton Covering 2NE1's Lonely

Talking about the Frampton sisters, I must say that currently I'm kind of addicted to this remake of a Korean girl group 2NE1's hit Lonely. Yes, I absolutely have no idea about the Korean group. Not a K-Pop follower.

Dia Frampton duet-ting with her sister Meg beautifully :-)

This is just perfect. I wish I have a voice as distinctive as Dia. Not necessarily sounds like hers but distinctively individual that people recognize as soon as they hear it.

I have no idea if the English lyrics match the Korean original though. How would I know? I'm not in line to register myself into a Korean language class any time soon.....haha.

Saying "Hello" to 2012 with a New Blog Look....

Finally, after years, I surrendered to the Blogger own template after finding out the FinalSense template I'd been using was shrunk and sliced by the new Blogger. I was shocked to see it on the Internet Explorer at my office. For years, I'd been loyal to the old Firefox which I've been refusing to upgrade and my blog looked fine in it.

I've been contemplating on changing the blog look for quite awhile. It's sad to bid farewell to my old design as it was so ME but as I'm no expert on CSS or HTML, I was totally helpless to see the old codes clashing with the new overhaul by Google causing my page to shrink and sliced really bad.

Working through the templates and twisting things here and there made me realize how attached I am to my old  design. I mean, I'm still stuck with the "green" theme all over. Even keeping the Verdana font because I can't bring myself to reading this blog in other fonts. Ditto for the girly image which I combined from a few "shopping girl" free wallpapers I found online.

For awhile, I'd been wanting to try simplifying my blog to symbolize me trying to de-clutter my life from some of the mess I've gotten myself into or trapped into involuntarily. I found my inspirations after seeing The Voice Season 1 US 1st runner-up Dia Frampton's and her sister Meg's blogs.

Dia simply named hers Dia Frampton as her new-found fame affords her to go by her own name while her sister Meg goes by the name of her handmade jewellery line Chandler the Robot.

Here is Dia Frampton's blog....

....and here is Meg Frampton's blog....

Both blogs are as basic and simple as you can get but really suit the sisters' personality. What I love about their blogs is the story they want to tell really take the centre stage with their no-frills approach. Very much like the way they approach music.

So, for now, here it is. My own for now.

Maybe I will go for more colours next time just to go the Anne Hathaway method of going for the opposite of her previous movie role when choosing the next one. But me being me, I will still keep the white background.......for that little touch of simplicity :-)