People who choose to live in ignorance and continue thinking they are the only one who are right and self-worthy makes me sick!
Yep,I decided to change my blog template to a much simpler one..the former was getting old for me and feel so cluttered!
Come on,just admit it..I’m sure everyone of us at some point of our lives have watched reality tv shows right?I admit that back in the past when I had lots of free time on my hands,I watched a heck load of reality tv from Survivor,Amazing Race,The Apprentice,Laguna Beach,The Hills,The Mole,ANTM,and many many more.
Which brings me to the topic of someone who become famous because of it—Lauren Conrad.She has come a long way from being featured on MTV in high school through Laguna Beach and then The Hills.Now she has her own fashion line,2 books under her name,and many endorsements and magazine covers.
The 2 books that she has supposedly written(because I think she had a collaborator working with her to write it) has become quite the best seller.Although it’s not exactly on the same stage as Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy(which by the way although really long,is a great great read although the name of the characters can be very confusing & a mouthful being they’re RUSSIANS), is actually quite enjoyable.
The 2 books that Conrad wrote are titled L.A Candy & Sweet Little Lies.I read both books in just 2 days.It doesn’t require much brain power because it’s basically like you’re in a reality show.I’ve explained about the book L.A Candy in one of my posts so I’ll touch a bit on Sweet Little Lies here.
After I finished reading Sweet Little Lies I came up with the conclusion on why Lauren Conrad decided to dropped out from The Hills for it’s 5th season.It’s not really a ‘reality’.Read this book to get all the inside scoop on what a ‘reality show’ truly is.
As I’m reading the book,I can’t help but feel that some of the characters are actually based on people that’s in Lauren’s real life.For example,the character Jesse is so her ex,Jason Wahler in real life!He has a horrible drinking problem and has been in and out of rehab many times and is such a player.Jane is also like,duh,totally Lauren Conrad(pardon the bimbo slang in this particular sentence..:P).
Madison reminds me of Heidi Montag.Hannah is soo Whitney Port.Caleb is probably Stephen Coletti.Fiona Chen soo reminds me of that West Coast Editor of Teen Vogue that Lauren worked with.ahaha.So,although Lauren’s book won’t win a Pulitzer prize anytime soon,it’s a great light read for you to take your mind off from the ‘real’ world..pardon the pun!:P
Today I succumbed and bought the 2nd book from Lauren Conrad's book series,titled Sweet Little Lies, like a lil' teenage girl..ahaha.And remember awhile back I made a post about ice cream??
Woah,haven’t blog about anything serious or an opinion piece on this blog for a long time.So here it goes...
An article in The Star Weekender today, titled What is the deal,ladies? by Mark Lee struck a chord within me. ‘Has equal rights and feminism killed off the gentleman?’.
The article is about Mark,wondering where a man should draw the line when dating a woman.Should he be all gentleman or treat her as an equal? Mark dated a girl and was a perfect gentleman towards her but she never called him the next day (I think judging from what he wrote on how the date went,he didn’t ask her opinion on anything,which must have made her feel like he was very patronizing).
So on his next date with the other girl,he treated her like an equal,and she said that he treated her like a jerk.Her words were, “You were rude,you didn’t bother to see if I got home safe.Let’s just say you weren’t very charming.”
I get why Mark became all confused. In this day and age,women are becoming more and more independent.We can do a lot of things on our own.We have a higher education background,we earn more than men,we can work,cook and take care of the family at the same time.
I’d like to think that I am feminist.But that does not mean when relationship with our men is concern,we disregard their opinion or we intentionally emasculate them.Yes we are independent and yes,at times we do want to be treated as an equal.But that doesn’t mean we don’t need them ,doesn’t want romance and seriously, who doesn’t want a gentleman right?
Despite being an independent person and having the privilege of being single for a long time,now that I’m in a relationship,I’m very much in it.It’s great having a guy that you can depend on.Because at times it gets very tiring having to do everything on your own so it’s great having a shoulder to rely on.
I like it when my boyfriend gives me advice when I need it the most but want to hear it the least--you know what I mean right?And he doesn’t have to agree with everything that I say. Having the occasional spat over differences of opinion is fun!ahah.
Quoting Mark , “Women make a big deal out of being treated like equals but at the same time, behind close doors,they want us to coo and indulge them’.True,true!There should be a fine balance between both.I so don’t mind going Dutch on dates or even treating my boyfriend,I even like to spoil him because I seriously don’t feel that it’s a burden. But I actually do like it when he lets me do so.Because at times the male has their ego right?
In love you are suppose to give without expecting anything in return.
To me it’s not about what he gives me in terms of material things.I can buy things on my own,though the gifts on special occasions doesn’t exactly hurt.hehe.It’s more about how he makes me feel.That’s the most important thing.Material things does not last forever but the memories will.That’s what I always tell him anyway.Having him in my life and knowing that he loves me is good enough for me.:)
1. Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
This is a new genre by Sophie Kinsella since it involves a girl being able to see a talking ghost.Truthfully,compared to her other books,I didn’t enjoy this book as much.I much much prefer her shopaholic series and even her other non-shopaholic books.Basically the book is about Lara who is able to see her dead great aunt but in a much younger form.She has to help her great aunt Sadie find her lost necklace.
There are some plus points in the book like the great big reveal on Aunt Sadie’s love.The relationship between Ed & Lara.But I so don’t like the idea that a ghost can make you do things that you don’t want to..That’s just scary!Although Kinsella put it in a funny way.If I have to rate this book it’ll be 3 out of 5.
2. The Wedding Girl by Madeleine Wickham
This book is also written by Sophie Kinsella albeit in a different name.I love this book because of the simple yet complicated plot.It’s about Milly who’s about to marry Simon,the son of Harry Pinnacle,a millionaire, when something about her past is about to resurface and ruin the wedding of the year.
The characters in the book-- like Milly’s family which consists of -James & Olivia her parents and her sister,Isobel, Simon’s father Harry,Milly’s godmother-Esme Omerod & Rupert,tied the whole story together and was essential in making this book a very enjoyable read.The book also touch a bit on gay relationship,something that you never thought Madeleine Wickham/Sophie Kinsella can do.
There are many twist and turns in this book and I like the theme of this book which is essentially about relationships and family.The relationship between Milly and Simon;Olivia and James;Harry and Isobel(spoiler!),Rupert and Allan. I’d give this book 4 out of 5.
3. L.A Candy by Lauren Conrad
Ever since I watched MTV’s reality show Laguna Beach when I was a teen(I have all 3 seasons on dvd!) I became a big fan of Lauren Conrad.What not to love about her anyway?She’s nice,fashionable,beautiful and real,not at all flaky.
I read this book in 1 day.It was like The Hills only much much juicier.The main character is Jane who along with her best friend Scarlett,is on a reality tv-show called L.A Candy along with 2 other girls,Madison and Gaby.
Although this can’t be compared as a literary gem,I thought that for a first attempt by Lauren,this was pretty good.Can’t wait to read the sequel to this book Sweet Little Lies!
Currently I am reading 2 books-The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell & Every Day in Tuscany by Frances Mayes.Hopefully I'll finish reading both books by the end of this week!:)
During the fasting month,I love waking up for sahur and never miss it.I think it’s one of the great things about fasting.Besides,I don’t usually wake up that early on a normal day,although I do so back during UiTM in order to complete last minute assignments(man I miss those times).Heck,I don’t even eat breakfast on most days.Below are pictures of what I ate during sahur this week.
And yes,I love yakult nowadays.The murtabak in one of the pics(which my mum bought all the way from Puncak Alam on Thursday & send to me in Shah Alam,along with my fave puasa dessert,dadih!) below was utterly inedible that I had to throw them away.bleargh.Why oh why the murtabak seller near my parents house doesn’t open his stall this year?I miss it!!*Durian(hehe),wild mushroom soup,garlic bread,murtabak(which I didn't eat cos it taste awful!),yakult & mango flavored dadih*
*Ori glaze krispy kreme,kfc coleslaw + whipped potato,hot & spicy popcorn chicken,garlic bread & yakult*
Only 2 more episodes to go before I finish watching this show.I have to say that I actually love the concept of PLL.It has gorgeous babes/dudes,beautiful clothes,an intriguing plot and a sense of mystery.