Romeo & Juliet Films


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.



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





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




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 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!!!


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.



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


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:


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!



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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Project Work: Preliminary Idea Sample

I’m so sorry for not updating for SO long! This is what you get when you school life turns into a havoc and your level of inspiration to blog is simply ZERO!!! Anyway, this is the Preliminary Idea (PI) that I did months back for my Project Work (PW). The topic for PW 2011 is Risk and Conflict. I chose the topic on risk for my PI. I hope that it will be useful for those who will be taking PW in time to come.  Cheers!

Preliminary Ideas (PI)

Choice of Topic

Risk means the exposure to the chance of loss. An example of risk-taking is Singapore’s government being dependent on foreign workers. Singapore’s government took such risk as they urgently need to boost the economy to cope with increased global competition. This risk significantly affects Singaporeans as it imposes challenges such as jobs and housing to the locals. On the positive note, the influx of foreign workers enables Singapore to stay competitive with other countries and keep its title as a global city. I learn that risky decisions require thorough examination of pertinent variables, awareness about consequences as well as ensure public acceptance.

A future risk that I would like to take is migration. The need for people to do so is because of better job opportunities, better quality of life and improvement in financial status and stability. However, it is risky as there will be changes in terms of language, food, climate and culture. Possible strategies would be to organise trips through travel agency to visit different countries to inquire significant matters such as schools, housings, food, culture and more. Visits can also be done at subsequent times of the year so people will get to experience the four seasons in certain countries. Information of countries can be compiled and posted on a website for easy access for people who plan to migrate. A Facebook page can also be created to exchange information, thoughts and opinions with different people from different countries. In addition, interviews can be taken with migrates to clarify certain doubts. Learning the language can be done by taking up lessons.

Reasons for Choice of Topic

The dependency on foreign workers is very controversial in the Singapore’s society. Thus, it will be easier to make access to the information as the topic is widely available in the media.

Migration is rampant worldwide. Researching on migration would be useful as it is something that I and my family have been contemplating of.  In addition, this research will be useful to a significant number of people and even the future generation.

Feasibility and Manageability of Future Risk

Organising trips to different countries can be done through travel agency such as Chan Brothers. To make this possible, surveys can be done to get statistics of the amount of people who are willing to go for these trips. This will enable us to know the demands of such trips so that we can work hand in hand with the travel agencies. Putting up website and opening a Facebook page would need IT people. This can be done through volunteering by members of the school. CIP hours will be given so that it is a win-win situation. We can get interviewers through relatives of friends that had migrated by using the online webcam. If taking up lessons is too expensive, books and internet can also be used to learn the language.

Accessibility of Information Required

My sources would be:

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