Hopes and Words

I miss blogging! It has been SO long indeed! Here is my quick attempt on a short poetry:

Hopes and Words

Words, mere words,
Empty, mindless- so cruel!
Let it piss all over a
scarred hope!
Hope once raw and fresh,
Decayed and foul,
Then burns to ashes.

Swan

 

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Romeo & Juliet Films

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I still remember doing William Shakespeare in my Secondary School years. I was in my lower Secondary at that time. I studied stories written by Mr Shakespeare and the attention was mainly focused on Romeo and Juliet. We did many projects based on that tale and the literature teacher showed the class the movie, Romeo + Juliet, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in the leading roles. I remembered when my literature teacher said that the movie was the modern version of the play, with the use of guns and whatnot.

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Call me old fashion but I prefer the 1968 film of Romeo and Juliet, starred Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey. I think the movie was more closely based on the original play and I just LOVED the lead actor and actress. They were just stunning! By the way, don’t you think that Leonard Whiting has a frightening resemblance of Zac Efron? Basically, I just loved this version better. Everything from the theme song to the scenes and to the casts makes this version seems perfect in my eyes.

Theme Song: A Time for Us

Snippets of the Movie

Interview

 

 

 

In addition, Hussey’s daughter is an actress too and she happened to be starring in one of my favourite movies, Underworld: Awakening. What a coincidence!

Official Trailer of Underworld: Awakening

Interview

 

 

Olivia Hussey's Family

Olivia Hussey's Family

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Application Question(AQ) on Singapore’s Progress

Answer the application question.

“To what extent do you agree with the views presented in the video by Lee Kuan Yew and how valid are these points considering the modern Singapore context? Support your answers with the views presented in the video and your understanding of the Singapore society.”

 
Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew states that there is a need to limit some liberty in Singapore. By this, he means that it is necessary to restraint a few forms of freedom in Singapore. His stand is sensible in the modern Singapore context as being a multi-racial state, it is vital to restrict one’s liberty, especially the freedom of speech, in order to prevent from possible conflict among the different races. Despite being in the modern world, and the constant cries from the younger generations for their voice to be heard, Singaporeans are now growing more aware of the need to be wary of their actions in order to maintain peace and stability in the country. For example, schools in Singapore made it compulsory by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to carry out different talks, workshops and even lessons such as Social Studies to make a continuous effort in making the younger generation understand the need to restraint certain liberties for the sake of the country’s peace. Thus, it is possible to limit some liberty in the modern Singapore as the younger nations are being nurtured to understand such need.

What do you think? I highly appreciate constructive feedback from readers. Thank you.

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Blogging: 2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Review: AVON Naturals Hibiscus and Lemon Hand & Body Lotion

I have been using this lotion for weeks and I am ready to review it!!!

WHAT IT SAYS:

Pamper your skin with this moisturising hand and body lotion that leaves skin feeling soft, supple and smooth. Provides 24-hour moisture. Conditions, smoothes and moisturises skin with naturally inspired pampering fragrances.

Formula contains:

Hibiscus Flower Extract: known to be rich in Vitamin C that helps lighten the skin and known to help to remove dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.

Lemon Juice: known to contain Vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps protect the skin from environmental damage.

WHAT I SAY??

Packaging

At first sight, the packaging strikes me as dull and boring. Now, I learn to like the packaging. Even though it appears too simplistic, I think it looks fresh and clean. I really like the picture of the flower as it’s a little girly and it speaks of nature. ;)

The bottle

Texture

The lotion has a creamy texture that is neither too runny nor too thick. It is really comfortable and smooth on the skin.

Given its perfect consistency, it sinks into the skin very easily. If applied lavishly, it will take a little more effort to blend the lotion into the skin. After which, the skin will feel a little wet but not greasy. Give it around 10-15 minutes and the skin will finally dry as if no lotion is applied.

This is how it looks like when I blend the lotion onto my sister’s hand:

Fragrance

The smell is a PERFECT infusion of lemon and hibiscus. This smell fills my whole room upon application! It smells really soft and does not sting despite the lemon. If I applied lavishly, this lovely fragrance still lingers on me after an hour upon application. If I put my nose very close to my skin, I can still detect the smell after 2 hours or so!  One must know that this is NOT a perfume. Thus, I felt that the longevity of this lotion is really long!

Ingredients

Overall

My skin feels automatically moisturised upon application. This lotion definitely meets its expectation. It leaves my skin feeling soft, supple and smooth. My skin still feels fresh even after half through the day. J Given its great moisturising quality and the generous amount of 250ml per bottle, this lotion is worth every single cent of its price…or shall I say it is under priced? ;)

I highly recommend this lotion to those people with a budget and are looking for a hand and body lotion that has a decent quality.

 

P.S Special thanks to my younger sister, Dobel, for assisting me in this review. :)

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Poem: The Company

The Company

I miss you, my dear!

I miss the time you entertained me when

Days were covered with grey clouds.

I miss the time you dumbly mistook my sarcasm as a compliment.

I miss the time when your words excite me, then,

Bore me to death.

Missing that dwarf – a mere tool,

Being towered by a remorseless ogre.

 

Its absence brings me down the gutter,

Into the murky water.

An up-turned cup, desperately needs to be filled, please…

Come Back!

I miss you, my dear!

 

By: Ct Kathy ( Kathy’s Mindspace )

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AVON: Simply Pretty Has A New Look!

Simply Pretty

Simply Pretty

Simply Pretty has just got a fresh makeover, with new packaging and better formulation!

For their Colorbliss Lipstick, Colorbliss Sparkles Lipstick and Shiny and Sheer Lipstick, the formulation is renewed with natural mosturising complex which includes Jojoba, Rice Bran, and Almond oil that helps lips to retain moisture and improve suppleness. The Colorbliss Lipstick also contains Vitamin E, just like before. I had the old version of the Colorbliss Sparkles Lipstick in Pink Star and I find that it is just too drying for my lips. I look forward to this new formulation and I hope that it will suit my chapping lips this time. :)

The Shine No More Pressed Powder now contains oil-controlling ingredients and tea tree oil complex which absorb excess oil while helping hide and clear skin’s blemishes, without clogging pores. Like before, this pressed powder contains SPF 14 which shields skin from damaging UVA/UVB rays. The shades are also dermatologist-tested and matched for Asian women. :) The refill is also available for those who had hit pan and are stocking up. I have yet to try this product and I can’t wait to see whether what it claims are deemed to be true… :)

Other improved formulation includes the addition of complex extract of roses and Licorice, in the Smooth N White Pressed Powder, to give a radiant effect on the finishing touches. Smooth and White Pressed Powder SPF14, are available in 4 shades and it will be released in the upcoming campaign.

I hope that this is useful for teenagers or even adults who have been a fan of this makeup line. :)

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