Fashionology @ Taylor’s Lakeside Campus

•November 1, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Hello everybody, it’s been a while. Since I’ve decided to revive this blog, so chew on this.

Let me introduce you my juniors from Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus – Diploma in Communication – Event Management & Communication Project Management class of July 2011 which consist of 23 students, are currently working on an charity gala dinner, featuring a fashion show with a twist, hence the title – Fashionology.

These kids are getting more and more creative every year. Ha!

It is in conjunction with Taylor’s Commfest (Communication Festival), an annual flagship event of the School of Communication.

So what is FASHIONOLOGY?

Inspired by the international advertising agency, Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo branch, FASHIONOLOGY, among many other surprises, will feature the Image Search functions ‘sort by color’ and ‘similar images’ and shows that you can do more with Google than you imagined!

It advocates a simple message – we need to stop thinking about technology in an everyday context, and begin to expand its usage to form new experiences.

In keeping with the high-tech aspirations of this event, a live stream of tweets regarding the event through the social network Twitter (an event hash tag will accompany these tweets) will be displayed majestically in the hall, aims to get the event trending on the virtual world and reach out to a far wider audience, as well as making everyone feel even more connected in support of the cause.

What cause you ask?

Over a billion people on our earth go hungry every day, and malnutrition plays a role in more than half of all childhood deaths. They believe that this is a severe and urgent problem.

Taylor’s Education Group (TEG) has pledged to pack and donate 1,000,000 meals through TEG World Food Day, and they held a series of Meal Packaging Events at Taylor’s University and Taylor’s College campuses as well as Sri Garden Schools on 16 October 2011. Each pack consists of 6 meals. Partnered with NGOs such as Stop Hunger Now and Food for the Hungry International, they aim to pack 166,667 packs (or 1,000,000 meals) to be distributed to crisis-burdened areas or school feeding programmes.

Each finished package contains 6 highly nutritious meals containing rice, soy protein, dried vegetables, flavoring and 21 essential vitamins and minerals.

Their target for this event is to actively address the problem of world hunger by having at least 1,000 volunteers pack 1 million meals within 1 day on 16 October 2011. They are also striving to bring the issue of world hunger to the forefront through the media and participants of the event. In the past, the 45 million meals that have been packaged have been received in 76 countries.

One of Fashionology’s charity partner is Stop Hunger Now. It is an international hunger relief agency that has coordinated the distribution of food to countries all over the world, with over 45 million meals packaged and transported to crisis-burdened areas or school feeding programmes in 76 countries.

They are dedicated to providing food and life-saving aid to the most vulnerable, and to creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources. For more information, visit their website www.stophungernow.org

So support them!

The Fashionology will be staged at Amphitheatre, Taylor’s Lakeside Campus, amidst lush greenery and evening  breeze. It is on 11th November 2011 (Friday) from 7pm – 11pm. For only RM50, you will be treated to an extraordinary fashion experience, inclusive of a gourmet dinner prepared by the budding Chefs of Taylor’s University’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts. Yum, I miss the food prepared by the culinary students. I always have cravings for their cakes and muffins when I WAS still a student at Taylor’s University Campus.. Sigh, no more.. no more… T_T

They are looking at approximately 300 people for the dinner. There will be Goody bags, novelty merchandise by their sponsors. For just RM50, you get to experience the campus at night for a totally different atmosphere, why not? Followed by exciting performances by celebrity artistes, lucky draws, and table games.

Do visit their facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/fashionology2011?sk=wall

See you there!

 

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[Ashley] #54

•September 25, 2011 • Leave a Comment

[National Comic Book Day]

National Comic Book Day is a super cool day. Share a comic book with a friend today. We don’t know of anyone who doesn’t like a good comic book.

Comic books are great reading. They either tell an ongoing story, provide humor, or offer intrigue and suspense. In all comic books, good eventually prevails over evil. So, comic books always make us feel good.

Did you Know? (of course you did!):  Comic books have great value as a collectors item. Don’t ever throw away those old comic books. Down the road, the series you are collecting today, may be worth its weight in gold!

Read more on here http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/24/the-history-behind-comic-books-and-comic-book-censorship/

I’m a big comic fan. I have an impressive collection of comic books back in JB. A bookshelf dedicated to comic books only. I started out by borrowing them, and then I start buying and collecting. I swear my collection is worth a few thousand.

We like to bring comic books to school and exchange it with other class. It was like a culture. Miss those times! ❤

So what were your favorite comic books? Western comic books, Asia comic books. Let’s share!

[Ashley] #53

•September 20, 2011 • 3 Comments

[World Gratitude Day – 21st September] 

21st September 2011 is World Gratitude Day and do you have someone that you want to say Thank You to?

What are you thankful for? Just simply be thankful that you get to wake up everywhere morning!

It doesn’t need to be for anything specific – you can simply be grateful. Or use it as an opportunity to say some specific thanks. Thank you for holding the door open for me. Thanks for cooking me a delicious meal. Even say thanks for saying thanks!

There is such power in those two words – they are the utmost sign of grace and acknowledgement to another person! That’s why if you go to a foreign country, knowing how to say thank you is impressive even if you don’t have the best grasp of the language overall. Merci beaucoup, gracias, grazie, danke! Say thanks for something that means something to you. Thanks for being there for me when I needed you. Thank you for giving birth to me. Or thanks for saving my life.

No thank you is insignificant … just remember to give gratitude when someone deserves it.Even if there is no-one to say thanks to make sure you show your gratitude. Smile because it is a sunny day. Tell your friend you are grateful that the bus was on time. Thank the shop assistant when they find that pair of jeans you love … and they are half price!

Be creative about showing your gratitude on gratitude daysing it, dance it, write it, video it, even just text it! If you are really grateful you can give a gift … make it a homemade one and truly get involved in World Gratitude Day!

So I’ll get you started … Thanks mum for helping me out when I need it, thanks dad for all those lifts to the train station … you get the idea now …

I Thank you Quote
Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why
when I am in special need of help
the good deed is usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim.
Thank You.

Showing Gratitude Quote

I thank you for your kindness
I will not soon forget
You’re one of the nicest people
I have ever met…..

What is Gratitude Quote

The gratitude of passing on a trade that is life changing is rewarding

Gratitude is Heaven

Thank you for the follow! Gratitude is heaven itself ~ William Blake

Happiness and Gratitude 

Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.

Gratitude Quote for Friend

Thank you for sharing the celebration
and being part of my special day.
Thank you for being a a great friend
in every possible way.

How to show Gratitude

To show his gratitude, he bought me a nice box of chocolates.

[International Banana Festival – 21st September]

Yes, I know, it’s stupid. But apparently it’s official. So spread the words and help yourself some banana recipes here.

 

HAPPY WORLD GRATITUDE DAY & HAPPY BANANA FESTIVAL!

 

 

[Ashley] #52

•September 19, 2011 • Leave a Comment

[National Punch Day]

No, I don’t mean go out and hit someone. I mean punch from a bowl.

I might be biased but I think National Punch Day is a great idea! There are so many great recipes that you can make on this day and serve in a beautiful punch bowl — the perfect excuse for a party.

The idea of punch was brought from India to England by sailors and employees of the British East India Company in the early 1600s. In fact the word “punch” actually comes from the Hindi word “panch,” which is a drink made from spirit, sugar, lemon, water and tea. From there it was introduced to other countries and today we have hundreds of punch recipes from which to choose.

Here’s a link to how to make delicious punch for your party! – http://www.imbibemagazine.com/Punch-Making-and-Serving-Tips

Happy National Punch Day! XD

[Ashley] #51

•September 18, 2011 • 4 Comments

[National Butterscotch Pudding Day  & International Talk Like a Pirate Day]

Everyday is a celebration. Let me give you a reason to celebrate everyday! National Butterscotch Pudding Day & Talk Like a Pirate Day falls on the 19th of September.

National Butterscotch Pudding Day gives us good reason to enjoy a tasty dessert. Okay, so Butterscotch may not be as popular as vanilla or chocolate. But, it sure is good. If you like butterscotch, just the thought of butterscotch pudding has already got your mouth watering in eager anticipation.

Butterscotch is creamy and dreamy to some, sickly sweet to others. Butterscotch and toffee are both made with the same ingredients including white and brown sugars, corn syrup and molasses, according to Foodtimeline. Buttery toffee is sometimes called butterscotch, either originating from Scotland or from the word “scorch.”

Serve homemade Butterscotch pudding to celebrate Butterscotch Pudding Day or simply enjoy the flavor of butterscotch in brownies or cookies.

Like all food related special days, its easy to participate and enjoy. In this case, just eat some Butterscotch pudding.

Tip: Its an even more special day, if you make teh pudding yourself.

Have a Happy National Butterscotch Pudding Day!

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is a relatively new holiday. It began when two friends were playing Racquetball and one of them received an injury and reacted by an outburst of “Aaarrr!” This gave them the idea of the holiday and they spread the word.

It all started innocently enough in 1995. Two guys, Mark Summers and Jay Baur, were playing racquetball and started using pirate slang to encourage each other. They decided to create Talk Like a Pirate Day and make it a holiday on a date without a major holiday. Summers chose his ex-wife’s birthday, Sept. 19. They jokingly decided that columnist Dave Barry should be the spokesperson for the holiday. In 2002, they contacted Barry, who helped catapult the holiday to international fame.

Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day:

Learn basic pirate lingo.

So what is it exactly that we’re celebrating here, if not pirates? What, you’re wondering, is the point?

The point is, there is no point.

And that’s what’s fun about Talk Like a Pirate Day specifically, and talking like a pirate in general.

We’re talking about the mere image of swaggering pirateness. And while this is a guys’ guide, the comely wench will have fun talking like a pirate, too. It’s powerful, yet harmless. Perhaps, dare we suggest it, the ultimate aphrodisiac. Try it!

When Sept. 19 rolls around and suddenly tens of thousands of people are saying “arrr” and “Weigh anchor or I’ll give you a taste of the cap’n’s daughter,” it staggers us. They are talking like pirates — not because two yahoos from the Northwestern United States told them to, but simply because it’s fun.

Share PG-rated pirate phrases and songs with the kids.

Brush up on your pirate pick-up lines.

10 . Avast, me proud beauty! Wanna know why my Roger is so Jolly?

9. Have ya ever met a man with a real yardarm?

8. Come on up and see me urchins.

7. Yes, that is a hornpipe in my pocket and I am happy to see you.

6. I’d love to drop anchor in your lagoon.

5. Pardon me, but would ya mind if I fired me cannon through your porthole?

4. How’d you like to scrape the barnacles off of me rudder?

3. Ya know, darlin’, I’m 97 percent chum free.

2. Well blow me down?

And the number one pickup line for use on International Talk Like a Pirate Day is …

1. Prepare to be boarded.

Bonus pickup lines (when the ones above don’t work, as they often won’t)

They don’t call me Long John because my head is so big.

You’re drinking a Salty Dog? How’d you like to try the real thing?

Wanna shiver me timbers?

I’ve sailed the seven seas, and you’re the sleekest schooner I’ve ever sighted.

Brwaack! Polly want a cracker? … Oh, wait. That’s for Talk Like a PARROT Day.

That’s the finest pirate booty I’ve ever laid eyes on.

Let’s get together and haul some keel.

That’s some treasure chest you’ve got there.

Top Ten Pickup Lines for the Lady Pirates

By popular demand …

10. What are YOU doing here?

9. Is that a belayin’ pin in yer britches, or are ye … (this one is never completed)

8. Come show me how ye bury yer treasure, lad!

7. So, tell me, why do they call ye, “Cap’n Feathersword?”

6. That’s quite a cutlass ye got thar, what ye need is a good scabbard!

5. Aye, I guarantee ye, I’ve had a twenty percent decrease in me “lice ratio!”

4. I’ve crushed seventeen men’s skulls between me thighs!

3. C’mon, lad, shiver me timbers!

2. RAMMING SPEED!

…and the number one Female Pirate Pick-up Line:

1. You. Pants Off. Now!

* “Ya scurvy dog who ortin’ t’ be keel hauled!” – or, “Just have some fun today!

For more information go to http://www.talklikeapirate.com/howto.html#pickup

So go ahead so start your Monday with these silly National Days! Enjoy yourself! Tata~

[Ashley] #50

•September 17, 2011 • 7 Comments

[一个人]

朋友们都说我很独立,可能是因为我的家庭背景吧。我是一名独生女,从小朋友不多,但我从不认为那是一个问题。

朋友不需要多,不过知心的一定要有,哪怕只有一个,那也够了。

我的缺点?太多了。。

相似忍者,缺少温暖。聪明的无情。

我野心力强,金钱与事业拍第一。

我最想要的幸福是成功顶峰的幸福。

所以我的处事方法就是,开始工作就不停乐于承担更多工作。

我一定要有的价值-成熟及社会经验的丰富。

爱情方面嘛。。。

单身の理由-因为责任。

我怕爱上别人;怕爱上别人后会深陷;怕受伤;害怕被拒绝;害怕在最爱的当下却失去;怕恋爱失去一切;怕伤害别人;怕自己一颗爱自由的心;怕恋爱后、就再也回不到以前;怕自己爱对方比对方爱自己还多……

对,我超怕。

我不擅长面对离别,所以我选择缺席。

我不浪漫,也不懂柔情,

我的卡哇伊指数几乎是零。

我的人格嘛。。。

被别人冤枉以后,不急于辩解。

你以为我面無表情不說話就代表穩重安定嗎?

我发脾气时会用不断工作来发泄自己的压力,也从中去化解不稳定的情绪。

我不批评别人的容貌, 他/她们又不靠我吃饭,我没资格批评。

我不批评别人的德行,因为我的德行未必有他/她高尚。

我不批评别人的家庭,因为那和我无关。

我不趾高气扬,因为明天我就可能失势。

我不委屈自己,因为明天我就可能死去。

我爱做的傻事。。。

买一堆书只为装点新书架。

一个人时很自由,不会做作,小小世界任意行走;

一个人时要坚强,泪水没肩膀依靠就昂头,没有谁比自己爱自己更实在;

一个人的日子我微笑,微笑行走,微笑面对。一个人也可以很美很浪漫、一个人很静很淡雅。

谁说一个人就是寂寞。:)

-夏天灰

[Ashley] #49

•September 10, 2011 • 1 Comment

[Professional Colorist  & Stylist in Town- The Met]

Let me tell you a little history about my hair. My hair is always very frizzy and dry. I’ve permed it, did rebonding, and dye it many times. I have problem styling my hair every time after shower, and sometimes if I’m too lazy, I would just tie it up in a bun. That’s what I did for the last 3 months, my hair in a bun. I feel boring, and insecure, since I have don’t have an angular jawline, and has a square face shape. It makes styling incredibly challenging. Most of the times I relied on products to fix the problem, and it cost a lot. And since I am working now, and paying everything on my own, I couldn’t afford those products anymore, and being in the sales and marketing line, I need to look presentable. I didn’t expect a professional hair-cut would solve my problem, and it did, at The Met!

Since I am lousy with direction in KL, yea, it took me a while to find the place, and hey! driving in KL is a nightmare! Regardless it’s at 2pm or 3pm or 4pm! Anyway, I found the place, it’s situated at 9, President House, Ground Floor, Park Royal Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The environment is absolutely comfortable. I like the interior, because it’s not too bright, and I’m glad they placed the seats inside instead of placing the seats near the entrance, I don’t enjoy people else walking pass the shop and looking inside when I’m doing my hair. I just don’t look very attractive when my hair is all wet and have clips all over my hair. So the environment is absolutely comfortable and gives you a little privacy. You’ll see what I’m saying if you go there.

The Met is not your typical salon who asks what you want. Instead, they ask about your hair history. What’ve you done with your hair, when is the last time you dye you hair, when is the last time you got a haircut, etc. And then they ask you what you want, and provide their professional advice from there. Like mine, I’m a bit of a control freak, so I like to tell the hairstylist what I want, and how they should cut it, and they would listen. However, although they always cut it how I wanted it, but I usually have problem styling my hair after that. Alexander Yap is the senior style expert at The Met. I went there with my awful hair. He told me the haircut is uneven, the color has faded, and he could tell that I like to control the hairstylist. Haha, he got that right! I told him I have problem styling my hair every time, I always use a hair straightener, because I look like a crazy woman if I don’t!

Alex decided to give me a haircut, makes it easy to style, and I won’t need to use the hair straightener anymore. He pulled my hair up to show me; the shape is what shows that my hair is cut even. That’s it. I will frequent The Met from now on.

Teng is the hue expert/certified hair colorist/hair technician at The Met. I didn’t exactly tell Teng what I want, but I just want something different. I asked Alex whether I will look good in blonde! But well yea, I won’t because I am very fair, and it would make me look pale, unless I have really pinkish skin tone or tanned. What Teng did for me is, she did some highlights, and then dye my hair with 2 different color to contra the color on the lower layer of my hair, and the highlight, and a darker tone on the top layer. Save me the trouble to touch up the root every 2-3 months. Nice one Teng.

2 minutes and 44 seconds to go until I see the results of my hair! I’m so excited!

The color looks great. Teng did a dirty look for my fringe, dipped dye. I love it! This just in time, because I had photos shoot the next day with The Star and also an event on Friday night.  I feel really confident with this hair style during the photo shoot and the event, I felt great. I can also play around with the fringe, whether it’s on the left, right, or I do a middle parting, the color looks great. Although Alex said try not to do middle parting for me, since I have a square face shape. I agree. Now my hair doesn’t look as bad as before without using the hair straightener.

Wore my new hair style to Slosht! Ashley looks happy! ^_^ Look forward to the Star newspaper next Friday in Urban Chick section, and tell me if you love it! Till then people!

The Met only uses Redken and Pureology products.

You can park your car @ Lot10 or Time Square and walk to The Met @ Ground Floor, Park Royal Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail. The car park in Park Royal Hotel is a killer. And it murders your wallet. I learnt my lesson.

Do visit their website @ themetkl.blogspot.com / http://www.redken.com

Call them @ +603 2148 1111, Fax @ +603 2148 1112

Do support them on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/themetkualalumpur?sk=wall