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Birthday Wishlist 2008 (Updated)

A random list of things I wish I had for my birthday.

  1. Braun/Phillips Epilator
  2. Lost season 3/4 DVDs
  3. Razr Pro Gaming mouse promised by Liv and gang
  4. SKII Skin Refining Treatment / Creme de La Mer [If only, if only….]
  5. The Dark Tower Series – Book 2-7 [any of them]
  6. Girls – okay, okay, I am joking
  7. Obama for President. Thank you, America!
  8. To dine at Kazu Sumiyaki again. *sighs about the very expensive great food*
  9. World Peace… *looks at her cue-card* Alright, who slipped in the Miss America pageant cue-cards in here?
  10. WordPress Premium Features
  11. Lots of love, hugs and kisses, once again.
  12. A lap-dance. For real
  13. Something that can hold and display all my cosmetics on my dressing table, so that I don’t have to rummage through boxes to find my jars. Does such a thing exist?
  14. Vouchers [preferably from Isetan, Tangs and Robinsons] – so that I can go buy the things above.

If nothing is happening for my birthday – I am going to grant myself Wish No. 8 and go treat myself to a Kazu Sumiyaki dinner on the day I am turning 21. If anyone wants to come with me and is willing to splurge S$50+ per person, that would be great. Heehee.

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November 30, 2008 Posted by | Personal | 3 Comments

New EDM Haul

I made a mass-order from EDM along with Zixian and Rachel, mainly because my foundation supplies were running dangerously low. We got the super personal custom kit (12 full-size items) for 50 USD, with an added free sample kit (6 mini items). Luckily, at the time we ordered, there was a promotion going on in honour of the Presidential Elections, and we got 15% off the entire order, a full-size blush and eyeshadow, and a lip frosting.

So, for 92 SGD in total including direct shipping, we got this.

Can you say bargain?

The haul is sorted into piles – from left to right, Rachel, Zixian and Me.

This is my part of the haul.

“Make it Count” was the complimentary blusher that we got, and it is actually kinda shimmery in real life (the flash washes it out). In the Garden is a GORGEOUS eyeshadow that I regret not getting earlier though I had been eyeing it for some time. No, you are not seeing double, I got two jars of foundation in fear of running out again, and a couple of sample foundations in different shades.

Swatches of my eyeshadows coming soon!

November 22, 2008 Posted by | Fashion & Beauty | , , , , | Leave a comment

Things I Am Waiting For

While trudging through company law and property law, only anticipation of post-exam bliss is keeping me going. But not everything can be obtained right after exams.

  1. Wrath of the Lich King – will start the day my exams end, 1st Dec
  2. Catching up with all my friends – 5th Dec and beyond
  3. My birthday – 19th Dec, when I most officially will have reached adulthood, and I can mourn the loss of my childhood.
  4. Return of The L Word, Season 6 – 18th Jan 2009. [see trailer here]
  5. Return of Lost, Season 5 – 21st Jan 2009 [see trailer here]

If you can guess which one I am most looking forwards to, you get a cookie!

P.S I forgot to add: I am also waiting for the stuff I spreed for, online. But those could come anyday.

November 21, 2008 Posted by | Personal | Leave a comment

Mid-exam post

So I am blogging in the middle of my Comparative Legal Traditions 3-day take-home exam because it is 3am and I can’t sleep, and I can’t seem to focus on Talmudic law either.

Our paper this year sucks – and not in a SLS (omg-Beckmann-pulled-a-major-joke-on-us) way, or a Legal Theory (omg-Ramraj-killed-us-all) way, but more in a stare-at-the-paper-and-roll-our-eyes way.

Having got that out of the way, it is time to whine about the fact that WRATH OF THE LICH KING has been released! And I can’t play, not until after my last paper.  I had accepted the cruel fact that WLK was going to be released during exam time, but on the same time and date as my first paper? I had to send N to collect the game for me.

It is times like that I think the universe is playing a cosmic joke on me.

So while I figure out why Islamic law seems to say you need 4 witnesses for rape, people are already levelling up and hitting level 72 – my guildmates being involved in a race to the 80 in order to get first kill on the server.

Sorry, even I ain’t that ambitious. Everyone knows a horde guild gets first kill on a PVP server. it is one of the constants of life, like needing a loud mouthy black woman around the hospital to get any job done, or knowing the PAP will always win the elections.

Here’s to hoping I finally get to sleep and we all discover what in the world Hindu law says about evidence and rape in our extremely sketchy readings.

November 15, 2008 Posted by | Campus Life, Law | Leave a comment

The Grey Area

Originally published on Sayoni Speak.

So we all had high hopes. We all stayed glued to our screens, crying with joy about the best thing that ever happened to network television lesbian representation: Callie and Erica on Grey’s Anatomy.

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November 11, 2008 Posted by | LGBTQ, TV Shows | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Fashion or Faux Pas?

This was Heidi Klum’s choice costume for Halloween – to dress up as Goddess Kali. She apparently thought it was very entertaining and original, and so did many people. Continue reading

November 7, 2008 Posted by | Celebrities, Feminism, Religion | , , , , | Leave a comment

Obama for President!

Looks like I got one of my birthday wishes early… Barrack Obama has won the 2008 US Elections!

Prop 8 is still up in the air, though… here’s me hoping and praying for it to be over-turned.

November 5, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , | 1 Comment

Birthday Wishlist 2008

As before, I do not expect all the things on the list, even to get one would be great. I’ll post an updated list closer to the actual date.

  1. Braun/Phillips Epilator
  2. Lost season 3/4 DVDs
  3. Razr Pro Gaming mouse
  4. SKII Skin Refining Treatment / Creme de La Mer *
  5. Vouchers from Isetan and Robinsons will work wonders – if you don’t know what to get for me.
  6. Lots of love, once again.
  7. Obama for President.

*If I get either of these, I swear, I don’t need any other birthday present… because I know how expensive they are.

November 4, 2008 Posted by | Announcements, Personal | Leave a comment

Sayoni Survey Report 2008

Originally published on Sayoni Speak

Sayoni proudly presents Sayoni Queer Women Survey 2008 Report (Singapore).

Abstract

Objectives:

1.To gain some perspective on the actual needs of queer women, and what we can do about them

2.To provide free and accessible information to researchers, and act as a starting point for further research into the field

3.To ameliorate the dire lack of information on queer women in Singapore. Currently, there is no proper understanding of how the women’s queer community functions, other than biased and disjointed personal views.

The survey is broken down into five main aspects. Questions in each category are stream-lined and standardised for easy answering, by presenting most of the questions as rating questions where possible.

1. Introduction

General background.

2. Family, Friends and Work

Questions on how out the respondent is in their various social circles, how this group has reacted to the information, and the respondent’s intention to come out to that particular group.

3. Personal

Questions on a personal level relating to sexual orientation. Probes how the respondents come to realise their sexuality, different aspects of personal identity, and how their sexuality has affected them. Also includes information on relationships of respondents.

4. Financial

Questions to ascertain the financial status of queer women as a community – on income, occupation and industry, housing and car ownership.

5. Feedback on Sayoni and the community

Take note that the answers to these questions with the exception of two, are not presented in this report as they are meant for internal feedback.

This survey was not carried out with a null hypothesis in mind, and much of the information contained in this report is  processed descriptive statistics. Where possible, averages and trends have been pre-computed, and presented along with a broad analysis of the data. This  year, the data is presented in a much more visual format, as opposed to raw numbers in the
pilot run of 2006.

In the report of 2006, the data was broken down across Age, Ethnicity and Religion, as it is believed that these three different aspects affect the average queer woman in her views and social situation with respect to her sexuality. This year, due to the significant changes in methodology and presentation, we have decided to omit the comparison by Ethnicity and  Religion, as the representation for minority ethnic groups is not high enough to allow accurate comparisons.

November 3, 2008 Posted by | LGBTQ | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mandatory US Elections Post

I haven’t said much about the US Elections – a subject which has been canvassed to death over the past two years. I have an American friend who routinely tells me US politics are none of my business, and I am hardly qualified to make a judgement because all the news I get is from the media. and I am not American. He was a Republican supporter back in the days of Bush, and me rather anti-Bush, so I guess that explains the hostility. My friend also happens to think that the Iraq war was a good decision. Well… I get my news from the same media sources as him, for one. It is not like he is buddies with Bush, for him to have an extra insight into the workings of politics denied to me.

So an opinion I shall have, even though I have no voting power or say in all this, and the elections aren’t even in my country. The unfortunate thing that my friend does not grasp is that US politics affect the rest of the world, in more ways than one.

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November 3, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , | Leave a comment