Monday, January 24, 2011

why so like that one?

I don’t know whether I should laugh or weep whenever I watch /see TVC / print ads by the government / semi government agencies. We pride ourselves as a creative and innovative nation, but seriously, those marketing tools does not reflect any of those qualities.

Of course, this is my personal opinion.

[It is 11.40pm and some idiot is karaoke-ing You Look Wonderful Tonight terribly. Some people are just bloody inconsiderate. *bangs head on the wall*]

Anyway, about those ads. I wonder what goes through those people’s head, you know those who approves them, when they see it on TV or in the print media?

I know I would want to dig a hole and put my head in it.

[OMG. The idiot is singing the same song again. *rolls eyes*]

You and I and everyone else know that advertisement are tools to attract or influence you to either buy or do what you want them to do. Like most shampoo companies that claim you do not need expensive hair treatments to get the silky hair if you use their product. Chances are eight of ten women would have at least tried one of those products once. Though advertisements don’t make me go buy or do what they want, but they do create an urge for THAT particular cheesy pizza or that tasty Big Mac. I must also admit, in certain cases, I envy the flawless skin and the fantastic figure of the so-called users.

My point is I wish they would put more thoughts into their campaigns. Yes, we must have our own identity and what not, but I am pretty sure those people do not dress like their still in the 70s or 80s do they? I am pretty confident they have an FB account and carrying BBs, IPhone or even IPads.

If they can follow the latest trends, surely they can apply the same in their promotional tools.

I received a brochure from some government agency recently and boy was I disappointed. This brochure is distributed to international guests and this is the best they can come up with? The qualities of the photos are bad and ‘Awesome At The Top’? My grammar is terrible but that phrase does not sound right to me.

I was horrified to see one particular photo of the city because it was taken many many MANY moons ago. Like hello? Where did Warisan Square go? Even if they cannot afford to charter a helicopter to take the latest aerial view, they can always replace it with another fabulous photo of the city. Come on, it’s common sense people.

To that agency, yes the government and advertising agencies, we have so many talented locals. Use them. If you do not know anyone creative and innovative, give me a call. I’ll be glad to introduce you to some of them. Free of charge. The introduction only, of course. Nothing is free in life, but it is negotiable.

PS: I want to post the photo of the aerial view of the city but something is wrong with my add photo button. *sighs*

Thursday, January 20, 2011

cleaning out my closet

It’s already 21st January 2011.
And my pants are still a little tight.
*sighs dramatically*

I have a SERIES of events to look forward to from next week onwards. And every night, I lay on my bed wondering what could I wear without looking like a pumpkin. Or a mommy pig about to give birth to 10 little piglets.
*sighs dramatically again*

Since when am I so concerned with my looks? Bah, I’ll be 33 in less than a month, so if not now, when again kan? When I’m 66? *LOL*

Nay, I don’t mind getting older and I have GOOD FEELING that this year would be a FANTASTIC year. Kan double digit juga ‘11’. And so far, very good. *woohoo*

Anyways, back to my nightly frets.

You know how sometimes you buy something really nice and save it for special occasion only? I learned this the hard way despite the many sobbing stories I read in the Chicken Soup for The Soul or other inspirational stories. My favourite favourite perfume which I saved for special special occasion died when I was unpacking my stuffs during the ‘move back home’ the other day. Then I realized the many other things I bought but never used, so this year, this one habit will stop and I am starting with all the unused dresses, tops and make-ups that I have.

It’s kinda funny. With my collections of eye shadows and lipsticks, you would think I am a makeup artist or those who wears makeup almost 24/7. Truth is, I only colour my face when I have a big event or function to attend. Trust you me, if I could show up bare-faced at the office, I would too.

Those pretty colours are just too irresistible. I swear one time I could hear the gorgeous shimmering gold eye shadow, which I have never used spoke to me. “You need me. I’ll make your eyes pop and beautiful; you’d feel and look sex-xy”.

And where can I wear the gorgeous shimmering gold eye shadow? I shall find an occasion to wear this year. Even if I have to use it when I do my grocery shopping at Servay.

I also have many of those ‘clothes I would wear after I lose the weight’ which of course never happened. *head hangs in shame* Some I just don’t wear because, again, no special reason to. But again, if I have to I will wear it with the gold eye shadow when I go Servay.

This weekend, I must do something about my organized mess. Instead of buying more containers/shelves, it is time to get rid the things I don’t really need. And that include those negative people around me.

Seriously, why would I want to be around people who ask me silly questions like “Are you still fat?”

Thursday, January 13, 2011

first of the many entries for this year

I am trying my damnest best to write something spectacular to end 2010 but that obviously didn’t happened. Then I thought, I’ll make it up for new year’s entry. Well…

Yes, the first thing in my resolution list is to STOP PROCRASTINATING like every other year. I really REALLY hope that this is the year I will stop this silly silly habit of mine.

2010 was great okay. It wasn’t exactly how I planned it to be, but you and I know, it could have been worst. This year was like a steady journey in a children train ride. Oh, don’t get me wrong, the emotional bit was a major roller coaster ride with quadruple loopers and all. The happening side was a bit slow, like JUGs before it was converted into a sport bar.

Btw, JUGs is having its ‘Swinging Back In Action’ party this Saturday, 15th January 2011. *hint hint*

That would be my mantra for this year. Yes, I ‘borrowed’ from the 3 Idiots movie. The first Bollywood movie after so many years. Kinda comforting, don’t you think. The phrase, not the movie.

Another thing I plan to do this year is to be more creative and adventurous.
Yes I can.

yes, we can. have a great year people