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November 8, 2010

Monday Musings

Filed under: Matter Of The Heart,Monday Musings — lv @ 3:47 pm
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i’m finally back to labuan. after two eventful weeks in miri. both work and personal alike.

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i’m exhausted!

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and i know i’m depressed when i lose weight T______________T

it’s something i’ve come to realised and yet comprehend. mood swing and hyper-sensitive to the slightest changes in my environment and words spoken. all i want is to stand at the edge of a cliff and scream bloody murder and pour out everything that’s been bottled up inside which i am still not capable to identify. or maybe i knew all along but still in strong denial in fear more tears being shed! regrets haunt me on imperfect works i’ve done, disappointments creep in on things that are not up to my expectation and sadness fell on me thinking that i could do better. uncertainties and reservations once again flooding in. this ugly ugly feeling, i really despise you!!

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i miss my two fav ladies so much today. The Cousin and The Bestie. i couldnt be more happier that they’ve finally found their men and happily married *wipes tears* but then again i miss them heaps you wont understand……

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i miss running too. and i believe the botanical garden misses me too. i can feel now that my purpose of running has drifted to something else. from the beginning i was running towards my goal. to maintain and fit in those size 24 jeans and that skinny black tube dress. and now that i’ve got it!! i’ve lose those unwanted kgs and i’m happy. but now i feel like i am running from something. something only God knows and i couldnt disclose. something that has been tagging me for so long that i am again in such a mess to keep on denying its existence. Oh Lord, please help me with this!! T______T

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distraction! i need distraction!! to keep me sane. to restore my senses.

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i know this is an emo post on a Monday. but it’s a normal phase, no?

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In the multitude of my anxieties within me,Your comforts delight my soul.
Psalm 94:19

Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

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and this too shall pass……

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in time like this, i want to remember and treasure happy moments. retail therapy!!

fitting room actions!! and look at my pretty bling-ed cameraphone! nice or not?! :p

Happy Monday, peeps!!

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October 22, 2010

I Can Haz Supre

this is a real pathetic attempt to not making this blog looks unloved. i am truly really very busy at the moment that all i can do is to browse through FB and read ppl’s blog and work and cookies in between and my checklist is miles long and finally today the lenght of it finally has reduced to half. not really! T____T i have longed to update but alas this is all i can manage for the time being. i am still processing my photos in between all this manic work and the prep for the cousin’s wedding which is due in omg 9 days!!! NINE freaking days!!!! ceh as if lah i am the one who’s getting hitched :p but still….. u wont understand…

so ppl asked me what have i shopped from my recent trip to melbourne. haha!! they thought i might shop like crazy but they were wrong!!! i have mastered the art of travelling that shopping isnt the main agenda because u can do all the shopping anywhere!!! pls lah. why go all the way to australia to buy as we have so many shopping malls here in malaysia that you spoilt with choices. unless the thing is dirt cheap compare to or you wont find it in your own country then only it is worth buying. so, apart from the normal souveniers like the koala bears or kangaroos and t-shirts and some shirt for the BF, i bought these for myself. something you wont find in malaysia. yet.

supre!!

#1

it’s a season transition (winter to spring) sale. to usher in the spring season supre has this Big Spring Sale for three days only. and lace is back yo!! and get my hands on this one. must pair with a tube.

#2

it’s gonna be spring time so floral it is.

#3

the lacey details. luv it!

#4

and this made it even worth buying.

#5

a real MADE IN AUSTRALIA!! you know sometimes when we go overseas and we thought buying from that country might make us feel we are buying the originals (from where it was originated) just to find out from the tag that they are made from vietnam, indonesia, china, turkey or funny still malaysia!! LOL!!!

so my motive was just to have one supre top so i got myself one of this considerably cheap one. pls ignore that urge to do the conversion thanyouverymuch.

#6

i have been searching for a ripped jeans for the longest time and finally!! yay!! and yes i wear the smallest size triple xs. at 1st i was sceptical (i took xxs at first) but then the sales girl advised me to take the xxxs cos so that i wont have to cut the lenght T____T and guess what, even with xxxs it still quite long to my short legs T___T but all is fine cos i can fit the smallest size, can u?! hmmnnpphh!!

#7

the ripped details. *heart*

#8

ok lah. i know what you think now. yes. i went all the way down under just to buy a ripped jeans or in BM seluar jeans koyak i am so cool like that.

and this is how it looks like on a real human.

#9

there's a zipper at the side.

one more. this one taken from their website here.

#10

all in all i got 2 items from supre *satisfied* and i left something other than AUD to them. my scarf!! T___T i only realised i left it in the fitting room when i returned to my hotel but i was too lazy to return to the store again although it was only a stone throw away. let it be. bye bye cozy RM10 scarf. kns!

last but not least my fav t-shirt that i bought but too bad it’s not for my myself. it’s kinda tacky if i wear this on myself isnt it?! read the cute wording.

#11

i think The Mother and The Sister got them. so lucky!

be blessed, ppl!!

September 21, 2010

These Boots Are Made For Walking

i had been searching high and low for a perfect boots before my trip to melbourne last month. why must boots? well, ahem… u gotta travel in style, no?! :p and and and…. it was winter time so a pair of boots will warm your feet. not that i dont already have one but as u know me most of my shoes are with heels, high heels!!! even my boots are with high heeled T____T not very practical for long walk / traveling.

so i roamed all shops selling shoes in miri with a mission. to find a pair of boots that is meant for walking!!! and thank God i finally found one. a perfect one!!! ahhh…. bliss!!

now let’s see the criteria one by one.

criteria #1 : dark brown – checked!!

if u look closely they are dark coffee brown.

i will not accept other color. and i am not a fan of black boots although it is easy to match with any outfit. NO!

criteria #2: soft and comfy – checked!!

look at the exterior. made of super soft and smooth velvety fabric.

criteria #3: keep my feet warm – checked!!

this is a bonus point!! i dont need a leg warmer anymore!!

while it is soft on the outside, it is cosy in the inside with this thick cotton lining inside. brilliant for winter!!

criteria #4: kitten heeled – checked!!

hehehe…. cant get a short girl away from her heels :p na-nah!!

although i was looking for something that is meant for walking i did not say that it must be a flat one. i still insisted to look for something with a bit of visible heels. kitten heeled would be just nice!!

and ta-daa…

at least give me 1 inch la ok...

criteria #5: versatile. checked!!

wearing it with only one way would be boring…. and this boots gives you not 1, not 2, not 3 but 5 different types of style.

style 1

tall and sleek

style 2

or you can fold it over to show off that lining

style 3

maybe u prefer mid-calf boots. with more lining more floded out. who need a leg-warmer?!

style 4

or what about pushing it all down?! fun, aei!!

style 5

u can go as low as u want and further fold that awesome lining out to enhance the look.

there. are you smitten yet?! i love love love my boots!!

criteria #6: easy to pack. checked!

OMG!!! just fold them over and it fits just nice in the luggage bag. simply genius!!

i cannot stop bragging about this boots la. really. how brilliant can it be?! what more can i ask for?! it fits ALL the criteria that i needed. love. love. love.

and do u still want to know more awesome fact about this boots?!! i cannot wait to tell you…

*clear throat*

all the awesomeness of this pair of boots only cost me… jeng… jeng… jeng…

RM61!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (after 70% discount)

WHAT THE HECK??!! right?!!

i cannot believe my ears when i heard the salesgirl told me the price. my goodness!! why i always can buy cheap shoes one??!! why?!! God you are so good to me!!!

and u know what’s even more funny is?! or it was more sad than funny actually. when i wanted to pay i realized i only have RM5 in my wallet!!!! i forgot to withdraw money!! T_____T

so i only have RM5!!!!

WHAT THE HECK??!!! again, right??!!

desperate kiasu that other ppl will get the boots i asked the salesgirl to keep them for me and i will come for it the next day or day after. but the salesgirl had a better idea!!!! guess what??!! she suggested that i put down a deposit for them. reason being that it might not be her that will serve me the next day or day after. and…. wait for it…. i can put down with just RM5!!!!! LOL~!!!!! eh, since when does this ever applied for shoes??!! in a mall??!!! LOL~

and me being more fascinated with the idea at that moment decided to play along with it. how often do u put RM5 as deposit??!!! so why not role with it??!! furthermore i was butt lazy to go down to the atm to withdraw. when i paid my deposit, the salesgirl further showed me a small cabinet full of items that were being held by deposit from other people just to convince that i wasnt the only person :p LOL!!

to cut long story short i returned the next day with full payment and walked away with my new love!!

last but not least…..

ready to walk around the world!!

i’ve walked around melbourne in this. indeed. these boots are made for walking!!! awesome!!!

be blessed, peeps!!

August 26, 2010

i thought STAGE is a platform where superstar rocks my world?!

last month on a very fine day when me and my cousin fiona were actually looking for thermal clothing for me my eyes suddenly attracted to the RM18 sale in front of the stage cosmetic outlet in Bintang Plaza, Miri. haha!! so being a kiam and one who always go for sale / discounted item we went in and u bet we didnt come out empty-handed. teehee…. there you go a shopper that never stick to her actual shopping list. and since i use my UOB card to purchase and hit the amount of the promo, i was also granted a free makeup makeover which valid for a month which i’ve utilised during The BF’s bday on 8th this month *blush* ceh! not that we are going for some romantic candle light dinner or what lah but why not?! iskh!! why am i even bother to tell this?! digress! digress! digress!! ohya, they gave us both a brush stand too which is actually very useful.

i actually returned to the outlet another two times after the first and bought some more items!! crazy i tell u i dunno why i was so into purchasing makeups mood these 2 months and it’s not only stage cosmetics. sheeeshh!!!

ok now let’s see my hauls. pls note that all blushers and eye shadows were without casing during the sale but wth i never bother of having casing anyway.

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overall these are the items from my three visits to the outlet.

standing items from left: eye makeup remover, lipgloss, liquid concealer, three lipsticks, cream concealer. layed down items from left: eye primer, two blushers and one eyeshadow.

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i bought three lipsticks. just because. and what’s wrong to have more choices of lips colour, right?! (oh i sounded more and more like those makeups bloggers now)

below photo from left: pastel rosy, berry boudoir, candid coral.

#3
how they look like when swiped them on my skin.

i love pastel rosy the most that i use it almost on daily basis. kns! and it looks perfect when topped with this lip gloss…. 😀

#4

just look at the applicator's brush and ignore the messy-ness pls.

i love the applicator because the brush is made of soft ‘plastic’ (correct me if i’m wrong) bristles instead of the normal spongy ones like some other lip glosses and thus easy to clean. and the shine is just nice suffice to apply only little swipe. the shine does not stay long though and it will definitely stick to my mug :p

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i bought two types of concealers. not that i always apply concealer but well since it is cheap so why not?! and this is the liquid type. stage picture perfect liquid camouflage! tsk!! why the name so long wan?! T___T

this shade matched my skin tone, in Diva Doll!! wow!! after apply can turn into a diva or a doll! i like!! :p

when the beautician/ salesgirl applied this on my face to conceal my breakouts for testing purpose. with just one gentle swipe the redness immediately gone. me and my cousin looked at it with amazement and said ‘wah!! magic!!’ almost at the same time. we immediately fell in love with it. it feels very light and gives a very delicate coverage.

#6
this is the cream concealer. photo pro creme camouflage. i bought this for other reason :p to act as base on my lips before i apply my lipsticks to make them last longer. u know my face is what like my gf used to say ‘eats makeup’ type. my makeups hardly last long cos my face ‘eats’ them up!! kns!! T____T

my shade is in buff. the nearest shade to the liquid one above.

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now this is my main reason or is in my makeups must-buy-list. blushers!!! i am in dire need of blushers!!! my lancolm is in its dangerous state to be reduced into nothing and i really cannot stand seeing it turn empty T__T. and among many2 of makeups i actually cannot go without blushers. really. who doesnt like rosy cheeks?! no u dont have to lift up ur hands. tq.

mimosa and ixora

i got myself two shades. mimosa is just like the usual shades i used to have and almost the same as my lancolm. while ixora is a little darker. at first i was skeptical to get this but when applied on my cheek it actually looks very natural just the way i want it. and owh their blushers are actually very pigmented too. so u just need to swipe a bit to have that pinky cheeks 🙂 definitely a good buy, these two!!

#8
i have been looking for a black eyeshadow since like forever but never get my hand (and money) to one. aihhh….. even my cousin said that it’s time to buy it. ok lah….. buy lah…

i hope i wont turn into a zombie when i apply this eyeshadow. what a name!!

i havent use this yet so hmmm…. cant give any review on it. but i did had their eyeshadow on me during the free makeups makeover. but then again i choosed a very light colour for my makeover. all i can say that their eyeshadows are a bit powdery and didnt stay long (on me) my face eats makeups remember?! but at least they are easy to remove 😀 and of course dont forget to alway apply eye primer before applying the eyeshadows so that the colours really pop!!

#9
last but not least. one very important item. the makeup remover!!!!! one of the thing i learned when i started to use makeups is to ALWAYS remove before u go to bed. but in my case, right after i reach home from work or any events :p

there are two types of the makeup remover. i choosed this one. after party waterproof eye makeup remover. waseh the name!! after party!! not that i am a party kind of person (yeah, go ahead and say i am boring T__T) it’s because all my mascaras are waterproof.

notice the shiny bits inside the liquid? i also dunno what are those thing....

the makeup remover is a bit too oily for me though but at least it’s not smelly so it’s ok.

that’s all for now girlfriends!!

time for jogging.

be blessed always!!

♥ cilipadi

July 30, 2010

What’s In My Mail?!

these are what coming in my mail this week 🙂

we start with the first parcel on Tuesday. jeng… jeng… jeng…

it’s my order!!!! from LovingMinerals. i placed my order and payment on Sunday and the goods arrived in 2 days. not bad!

was so excited to see how my order actually look like. cos this is my 1st time purchasing cosmetics online.

so thoughtful!!

then here they are…. my 1st ever Loving Sample Kit!!

YAY!!!

actually, Loving Sample Kit consists of 3 types of foundation, 1 finishing powder and 1 blusher (all by ur own choice of shade). but i have purchased together the add-on item that’s the baby kabuki brush. and and… i didnt know that they will also send one eye pigment sample… i was surprised!! cool!! all of these plus shipping at RM63 only.

my sample shades. the three sample on top are the foundation. i got one from Everyday Minerals and two from Lumiere. the bottom are the finishing powder and the blush.

and here is the complimentary item they sent together with the kit.

an eye pigment in Sublime. and it's the kind of shade that i like and will use always 🙂

apart from that they also inserted this together. at first i thought it’s just a regular business card but after that i saw the something at the bottom corner. a discount code. haha!! 5% off discount code.

and finally, i must say that my main reason to purchase this sample kit is because of this cutie….. :p

baby kabuki brush... hehehe....

so far i only tried on the finishing powder. dont dare to use the foundations yet cos i suddenly have few breakouts recently and i seldom have breakouts!!!! (another story another day) i can say that it’s a pretty good stuff u wont regret it. the only bummer now is that i realised that the Lumiere Cashmere Foundation in Light Beige is a tad bit too fair / light for my skin 😦 i am not that fair lah….. T___T they receive goods exchange on T&C and only if you are in klang valley area. since i’m in labuan i better forget it. the postal alone will cost more than goods itself.

if u want to try on their sample/ product, go feast your eyes with choices HERE. the ppl there are very loving… 🙂

and then on Wednesday i received another parcel. and in my head i went “wow!! this is fast!!”

it was my other online purchase. also my first time. from LuvClothez.com.

ok. to be honest i am one of those ppl who dont fancy online boutiques or anything that related to online shopping cos i prefer to be able to see, touch, try or even smell on the real item with my own five sensory systems. i am very skeptical like that. can?! kns!! but labuan has made me a shopping deprived person T___T so online shopping is the next best thing to feast my eyes with new arrivals and purchase things i need or errr… want. (nak harapkan the mall here?!! in 100 years to come lah!!)

it’s a jacket. i’ve been hunting for jacket the whole month (but i am stuck in Labuan!!!!!) and i happened to chanced upon this site. i went through other online store but they all were either in the states or they just dont ship to malaysia T____T


and this is how the fabric looks like. the material is a bit wool-ish. good to stay warm cos i am going to somewhere wintery / fall soon. aihhh… that’s why…………


got a faux fur some more. hopefully it really will keep me warm then >.<

nah, this is how the whole jacket looks like (minus the belt. weird. it stated there the belt and bag are model’s own. but look at the belt!! it’s the same material as the jacket!!! *2nd thought of online shopping again*)

and u think i’ll post with me wearing it? sorry la wait till i make-up kaw-kaw like the model 1st :p

and i would also like to praise Pos Laju for their quick delivery too. we sometimes complain about how slow they can be but these two…. they were fast!! both my purchases arrived 2 days upon my order and payment.

that’s it for now. suddenly blacked out now it’s hot. time for a jog!!

be blessed always, ppl!

♥ cilipadi

June 8, 2010

The Shoes Story

this is a story about shoes. not just any shoes. but shoes with high heels….

me: mummy i want that one… *pointing at a pair of black shiny mary jane with lacy bow on the front with slight visible heels*
TheMother: why would u want to wear that kind of shoes? those would kill ur feet when u ppl go around town! ur blister will cut further more.

ok, i had a blistered toe that time. still, i want that rather hard shiny pvc heels. lalalala…..

me: i want…..!!!! *sulky face*
TheMother: *sigh* ok, let’s try them on and we’ll see.
me: *couldn’t stop smiling*
TheMother: *shakes head* i think we better buy this one *shoving over a pair of white flat/ skimmer with rainbow colours stupid looking little cartoons on it*
TheShopOwner: yes dear, i think this would suits u more if u are going for a sightseeing later.
me: *tantrum*

these two must have been conspiring againts me T___T i proceeded by trying them on anyway. and i obliged when TheMother paid for the flat at the end. with both eyes still pierced at the black heeled shiny mary jane i promise myself i’ll have my own high heels one day….. to cut the story short i was thankful to TheMonther for not buying it though cos the flat was sooooo comfy that i forgot that i had blister.

and u might wonder why were we looking for a new pair of shoes for me. tell u the truth. it’s a rare occasion. we were poor and we only afford to buy new shoes when there’s something special going on like Crhistmas. but that time the special event was i was representing the school for a story-telling competetion in miri. since i dint have a proper shoes (i only have a pair of blue slippers with Bugs Bunny on it. if u are an 80s bb, u’ll know wat kind is it) and we’ll have some sightseeing activities in between so i seriously needed a comfy shoes. itu lah ceritanya….

and owh… i’m so predictable. with that i leave u with my current fav shoes. and with crazy prices like these… i can sleep with a smile.

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love the peek-a-boo details @ RM67

#2

a fav!!! faster guess how much is this booties?! faster.... i cant wait to tell u!

#3

haaa.... sexy sequin shoes!! i like!! guess... guess... guess..... how much?!! :p

have u guess?!

why not?! T___T

ok lah, let me tell u.

the booties and the sequin shoes cost ONLY RM30 each!! after 70% off. CRAZY OR NOT??!! why so cheap one hor??! aiyoo…. i bought them both at that instance for fear other ppl will get it. siao i tell u. this shop is fabulous!! and i just bought a can-can hat from there too recently. bliss…..

March 5, 2009

here come the gladiator!!!!

Filed under: Snippets Of The Piquant Life — lv @ 9:51 pm
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day before yesterday after lunch time.

Cuz Fiona: let’s go to the boutique. they got sales now.
me: okay. let’s see what they have.

upon reaching.

me: wah!! RM5?! RM9?! RM19?!
Cuz Fiona: i wonder what are the items they sale at RM5. Faster! *hurriedly opened the boutique’s door*

once inside.

me: Argghh!!! they have it! *hands already picking the item and ready to try it on*
Cuz Fiona: y?
me: i’ve been looking for these lately u know?! thought of buying it when i’m off for my vacation next next week. ceh! they have it here…. yohoOO… and it is so damn cheap! is this for real?! *double checked the price tag and proceed doning & zipping and pose in front of the mirror*
Cuz Fiona: haha!! and u thought u wanna buy it all the way from there? *she then tried the flat ones herself*

the two of us continued our vainity with trying more with other different patterns. with heels. without heel. wedges. white ones. brown ones. but not the black ones. i guess we both were not so into black atm.

me being me. started contemplate whether i should buy them or not. *tick tock tick tock*

Cuz Fiona: u better buy it now or else it will be gone. remember our experiences?!

we (usually her) always have this experiences that whenever we found anything we like from the 2 boutiques and we were indecisive whether or to buy it there and then or just went on like it’s ok lah if i really2 want it, it will appear in my dream tonight and i shall come back tomorrow to get it. but to our horror most of the time the item will be no more there the next day!! wiped out!! it was so frustrated ok… 😦

me: so which one suits me better?
Cuz Fiona: the wedges. the brown one. white makes ur legs look even shorter T__T
me: yeah. i thought so too T__T. alright brown it is then.

so i bought it straight away. u must’ve thought so. but NO!!

i decided to be indecisive u see…. contemplation has became my middle name. wait no! i already have a middle name. it should be my 2nd middle name. wait! not either. procrastination is. so it should be my 3rd middle name…..ya…. hmmm… why??!! y must i have these two traits in me?! *watery eyes*

we didn’t even bother with the RM5 sales items anymore. since Cuz Fiona also didn’t find anything she really likes (or both of us were just in denial) off we went out of the boutique.

Cuz Fiona: are u sure u dun wanna buy that? so cheap owh RM39.90 only.
me: ya lah ho… so cheap right? RM39.90. (i’m a cheapskate!) Hmmm…. but i didn’t plan to shop bah actually. let it be. if i really really think about it later i’ll return and buy it tomorrow.

in the car. the sandals (read that in eerie haunting sound effect like those in horror movie). in the office. the sandals. checking emails. the sandals. on the way home. the sandals. at home. the sandals. watching tv. the sandals. on the phone. the sandals. sleeping. the sandals….. arrrgghhh!!! nightmare!!

next morning.

in my head – OK!! i must go get it today!!

but… but…. with one condition. i must browse around a lil bit to make sure that is the only place who has it. so after lunch i dragged Cuz Fiona to imperial mall to make my heart happy :p Cuz Fiona showed me the boots she wanted to buy but hopelessly couldn’t fit cos she (we) have these chunky calves u see. it’s in our genes T__T then after seeing around at most of the shoes outlets. it was indeed none like that one. (so we thought)

Cuz Fiona: they have the not so high ones in other places. but the one u tried so far i only saw it there. so ok lah….
me: ya lah ho… some more dirt cheap. things that’re easily out of season (actly it is already outdated T__T) there’s no need to buy expensive one, right?! *asking for affirmation*
Cuz Fiona: yalaa…. it’s ok if it is way out of the season. it’s cheap anyway.

now that…. i wanna hear *grin from ear to ear*

so after dropping her off at her office. i returned to the said boutique. tried it one last time. asked for a new one. none. one and only size T__T nvm. i handed the salesgirl the money. she returned the changes. and i went off with happy feet (soon)!! yohooOO!!!

u must be eager to know what’s the item is. so tadaaa…..

so it looks something like this!! no those are not my legs :p

so it looks something like this!! no those are not my legs :p


it’s the gladiator sandals!!! *wee*

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ceaaahh…. hahahaha!!

i know to some this is like so yesterday already but i dun care. i just fell in love with it. ehehehe….. 😀 it is still in though :p

sorry for this lengthy useless post. i was determined to post bout something more beneficial like how to make nuba laya, how the recesion has affected McD, or why nasi lemak Naga Liar (Wild Dragon) is so damn laku, is it because of the fierce name? but this came up to my still so excited mind bout the new purchase. hehehe….

have a blessed day ppl!!

For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is to be received with thanksgiving… 1 Tim 4:4

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