Thursday, January 23, 2014

It's a SONY!

Right, I'm a secret geek at heart, I try to hide it, but keeping certain techy mags lying around does give the game away on occasion!  Following trending technology, I've known for a while now that eventually we will be watching everything via the net, another reason why I made sure my show was on the web, as more and more people watch shows online,  and most importantly, at their own leisure.

Far be it for me to insist that anyone has to be home at a specific time to watch the show on cable or free TV, let alone fiddle around to record it.  SO when the smart TV came out (ooo yes just like the smart phone)  I was doing a little jig and rubbing my hands gleefully.

Standing gormlessly in the extra large, very shiny, spiffy showroom, it felt like christmas times 10!  I weaved my way around the mega large TV's and finally stopped in front of this beauty.  The gorgeous SONY W8 LED TV.

It has all the bells and whistles and of course with Sony's standard it's a no brainer for me.  Yes yes the Samsung and the Sharp and The Phillips all looked lovely too, but for me the clarity of picture was amazeballs, and the price pretty decent.

Have a look for yourselves. Sony UK


Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Ok, so I've been asked several times what type of skin care I use, or what my secret is regarding my skin.  Most times I'll just say "thank god for make up!".

I remember a major brand asked me to try their products for a month and to give them feed back on it. Diligently I used the entire range, you know, toner, moisturiser, cleanser, mask, serum .. you name it, I slapped it on.  I asked my girlfriends after a couple of weeks if they saw any difference, and the answer was "no, your skin still looks the same".  So after a month I went back to said brand and told them the truth.... that I didn't see any difference but thank you for including me in the trials.  Needless to say, no one ever contacted me again ! heh

However there is a product that was first introduced to me by my sister in law.  Ever since I came to Asia, the freckles have gotten worse and she noticed it.  One fine day she said, "I know you don't like whitening products but this will do wonders for the freckles and pigmentation, try it".  I did, and I've never looked back.  In fact most of my close friends use the same product because they noticed the huge difference.  They kept asking "your skin is glowing, who is he?".  Well it's not a he, but a product called Lexmo.

I use their cell renewal cream, toner and sunblock.  Love the product. This is my supplier's website Lexmo Connie
Hurrah for Healthy Skin!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

I'm Sleeveing on a jetplane

I usually bung the ol macbook pro into my beat up candy striped sleeve, which has had lets face it, seen some fantastic locations, backseats littered with camera equipment and on occasion been tucked under the passenger chair of my truck (don't look at me like that, Mac's are durable!)

Most times I've have everything prepped for presentations, so no one sees my manky computer sleeve, however, as murphy's law would have it, not this time!  I had placed my laptop, still in it's sleeve on the conference table, and was in the process of unzipping it when someone piped up and said " I do hope the laptop isn't as bad as that old pillow case you have masquerading as a sleeve".... Mortified doesn't begin cover how I felt, so I went sleeve  hunting online.  First stop was my friend WebGrrl site as I wanted something different.   Her designs are funky, eclectic and eye catching, guess what I found!

It's like carrying around a piece of art with you.  Now, maybe I need to get a new lappie for the new sleeve..... 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

It's Me!

A while back, one of my closest friends came to KL for a family visit.  It was a whirlwind of lunches, dinners  and popping into different venues to meet up with old friends.  After a particularly late night, we toodled back to her home to have a coffee and chat about the night, as one does (ok you may say it’s gossiping but I call it chatting…)

Unbeknown to me, whilst I was relaying a particularly funny tale, she started sketching me and what you see in the picture below is the result!  I roared with laughter when she showed me the sketch!  Never considered myself a red wine glass but it’s pretty spot on!
She’s a brilliant illustrator and has several fab shops online called FloatingLemons.  So I decide to use this as my personal print for a name card! (will not tell you about other products I’ve bought with this illustration as I may sound toooo narcissistic!)
Have a quick schnoz at her store, it’s full of fun and lovely illustrations Floatinglemons Gifts

Shoes Glorious Shoes

I  think one of the reasons why Sex in the City was such a hit was because Carrie Bradshaw showcased some lovely lovely (did I say lovely) shoes, plus amazingly enough, from our own Malaysian designer Dato Jimmy Choo (oh yes people we got talent too)
One of the biggest complaints women have is the durability of shoes bought if they’re under the US$70 mark, however.. *grin* I have found and bought some amazing shoes from Zalora for exactly that! And they’re still in great condition!  (yes yes a bit on the HIGH heels side but I’m kinda umm horizontally challenged at 5f3″!)   
Here’s a link to see what I’ve got my beady eyes locked on next! Dourthang-Heels
Zippadidodaa zippadeday!

Cool, clean Water

I can’t tell you what a pain it is sometimes to get individualistic items for one’s children to use in highschool (or perhaps I don’t need to tell you as you may well know what that pain feels like!)  And with two outgoing individuals like my kids, looking for something that’s just right to suit their personality can be time consuming!

Luckily I am an avid online shopper, (hey, saves on the petrol, parking and dealing with the crowds!) and I have some really neat sites that I visit.
Today I was having a whizz around Cafepress, and found this water  bottle that made me laugh, (perhaps I should get this for my yoga classes?!! )