Friday, September 30, 2005

A Single Girl's Right to Shoes

Well, by request, I've finally found the time to gather all my shoes together and do an inventory...

...and check it out! I still have room at the top of my stairs! After this 'group' shot, I found more shoes. I stopped counting after 50 so I can't complain I don't have enough, I have a different pair to wear each week of the year!

Sadly enough (as if it wasn't sad enough that I'm doing inventory on my shoes), I don't wear some of them. And it's not like I try and play favourites with my shoes, but out of sight, out of mind, y'know?

Allow me to introduce you to a few members of my extended extended extended family:

^My Lacoste shoes. I actually have a love-hate relationship with these ones. Something about how they look doesn't seem right. But they're oh so comfy and light.

^In the words of Carrie Bradshaw, "They hurt my feet, but I love them."

^Yep, I've got three pairs, fuggs and Uggs. I live in Canada, that's my excuse.

^My shoes from highschool. I need to change the laces and run Mr.Clean Magic Eraser over them and maybe I'll wear them again

For more pictures, I've uploaded all the shoes on to my Style Diary under Cool Finds.

Dev suggested I give some to Goodwill (noooo!), or better yet, next week we would have a ritual for the shoes I don't wear and throw them into a fire (what a waste) but perhaps it will be fun to find out if my shoes are non-flammable, like Alex's shoes!

This is not the end, people. Sooner or later I will come up with more shoes to add to the fam, but for now, I think I'm content and my credit card will thank me.

Coming up: my bags archives!

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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Games People Play

As much as I hate it when people play games, I'm afraid I am guilty of this unfortunate habit (How ironic is it that I hate hypocrites, as well?). Not games like Scrabble or Cranium, because I love those games, but games we play with each other in our relationships. Whether it's girlfriend-boyfriend, friend-friend or even stranger-stranger relationship, somehow there's always a game. I guess in my perfect world, there would be no games, and everyone would be straight up. No hidden animosity, everyone says what they feel (within reasonable limit, I don't endorse hate crimes) and then it can be dealt with head-on. As much as I try to avoid it, I do play games. Without getting into specifics (sorry, nosy people!) I think I end up playing coy mind games to get a certain reaction out of people to achieve a specific goal. It's so easy for me to tell everyone to just say what's on their mind and put everything out on the table, yet it's so hard for me to do the same. I guess I do this for fear of rejection (*sigh) or a general fear of what the person will say/do, which is stupid, I know. But dammit, sometimes some things don't need to be said at a certain time because it's inappropriate. Yes, yes. That's a good one. Sometimes it's inappropriate to say certain things because they just don't need to be said. Am I searching for justification for my cowardness? Yes I am. Mission accomplished. P.S. Luxury Fashion finally back up! Yay!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

C'est une chapeau nouvelle

Interview went well. I really liked the lawyer I interviewed. She was so down to earth and I guess because she's young, she could relate to what I was lookng for and gave me some pointers into the legal field (mostly around sexism, racism and ageism). After the interview, I really felt comfortable at that Bay St. law firm. I could get to use classy-ness like that. Though I wonder if I would be able to commit to working long hours (we were there till 7!) at the office. After the interview, I trooped down to Eaton Centre and found the floppy felt hat I've been looking everywhere for! Good ol' H&M to house some basics for me. I'm still contemplating on whether I should keep it though. It was $20 even though it's way cheaper than the places I've seen them (one place had it for $65!) but it's still $20 for a big hat. When you first see the hat, one might think 'Where would you wear that?' Well I'd wear it to school and anywhere, unlike the average person. But I don't like to be an 'average person'. A lot of ppl say I'm like Carrie from Sex and the City meaning I can pull off any look, from fashion-forward to straight up kooky, but still making it work. I take that as such a compliment and I think Carrie would wear this hat anywhere too... Yep, I'm ghey. And no, I'm not trying to be J.Lo with the hat. I'm trying to be Namie Amuro ^_^

Feedback, ppl! To keep or not to keep? ~bizounced.

While G. Bush doesn't care about Black people, I don't care about Kanye West

I used to like John Legend. But then he kept doing all those collabos with that jerk, Kanye West and I lost substantial respect for him. But I think that has gone up after I read this email he wrote. I'm not much of a political fanatic, but I'm just relieved to find that there's at least one other black person who doesn't believe "George Bush doesn't like black people". Not that I'm a Bush pusher, but I think in this day and age it's just too easy to use race as an issue for anything that goes wrong. And it's not just Black people. I mean, I know some people who don't think they can get jobs because they're Asian. Perhaps it's my naivity kicking in again, but it's hard for me to fathom that someone wouldn't get hired because of their race in this decade. Now, I'm not saying that racism doesn't exist nowadays. Oh, it's abundant EVERYWHERE. Racism exists when there are whole communities based on race (Markham and Richmond Hill area). Racism exists when there functions and events mainly aimed at a certain race ("Asian Nites" in nightclubs). Racism even exists when there is a group of Asians and there are only two Russian guys (let's call them 'Iljya' and 'Alex'). See? Racism is everywhere. I'm not even saying racism is a bad thing, because perhaps it's just natural that we segregate with people who look like us. But I just hate hate hate it when people use racism as a blame for something gone wrong. It seems so easy to point to racism and Kanye West looked really stupid making that comment and if I were Black, I'd be ashamed (just like how I'm ashamed to be Chinese because of Jin -_-). I hope I don't get flamed for that last comment. There's a little bias because I haven't really liked Kanye since I saw him on Punk'd. John Legend's email just really inspired me and he's looking mighty attractive to me right now. Ha. In the words of Iljya and Alex... ~peACE!

Monday, September 26, 2005

Jumpin' jumpin'

^Sarah and Me @ Distrikt Niteclub
Today was pretty uneventful. It rained today but I was fortunate enough to miss it when I left for school and when I came back. Boo, I couldn't really put my new trenchcoat to use, oh well. Today's class lasted for about an hour because the teacher ran out of things to teach (hehe newbies :)) and then I came straight home. Tomorrow I have an interview with a lawyer, whom I'm hoping to work for. How perfect is this?: my prof gave us an assignment to interview someone in the legal profession and he gave me her contact. The idea is to get some job connections and she happens to work on Bay St. For those who don't know, my ultimate dream is to work on Bay St. with the "movers and shakers" on Bay St. Fingers-crossed for tomorrow. Ooh, the fun part: what to wear? This guy was trying to holla at me from his car as I'm walking on the sidewalk (thank goodness for headphones that make me look like I can't hear you). Note to guys out there: Don't holla at me from your cars. I'm not a prostitute. I'm sorry if the stiletto boots deceive you. And if you're trying to ask me out...well don't expect me to go out with strangers driving in cars. Honestly, why would you wanna get with a girl who goes out with strange men who holla at them on the street?
This topic of discussion has been thrown around amongst some of my gfs, regarding guys who holla from their car, or even worse, when they HONK. Yes, it's flattering but what do you expect to get out of it? Are you gonna stop when we turn around and chase after your car? Are you gonna give us a ride to anywhere we want? If any of y'all can answer these questions, then please answer. I've always wanted to know more about the relationship about the man and his car horn.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Wanted: a job. And a life.

I've been unemployed for about a month now and I'm beginning to feel the wrath of it. While I'm not completely broke and I do have a lot saved up, I know the balance of my savings account will not be the same in a few months and I need to prevent this travesty with a job. Now that everyone's gone away and busy with school, I suddenly have a ton of time on my hands and school hasn't been overwhelming (yet), so getting a job now would be ideal. Does anyone know anyone who's hiring? I must admit it's going to be hard to find a job to top the job I had at Boys and Girls, but I have to grin and bear it. Break out the ol' resume, dust it off, update it and send it out. *sigh, why does job-hunting have to be so hard? Tomorrow I'll troop down to the YMCA Employment Centre and check out what's good, though I'm doubtful anyone (especially in office) would hire a student who's had a lot of different types of jobs but isn't particularly good at one job. BAahhhh, I need optimism. I guess I have been lacking that nowadays. I think I'm lethargic or something because nothing really excites me or gets me moving nowadays. Except for shopping. But that's not really productive, wallet-wise. What to do, what to do... I suppose I could take up some sort of hobby. I really wish the snow would fall right about now so I can break out my snowboard and go for a few runs whenever I'm feeling restless. Okay this entry's making me feel sad. lol. I think I will go dig up my resume and fiddle around with it. ~lates.

A Random Survey b/c I'm So Bored.

I encourage everyone to do this too, you can put this in a comment. Three names you go by: 1. Lil 2. Lillian 3. Lily -- I hate it when ppl call me that. Three screen names you have had: 1. Spinderella, Spinderella_28 2. Spinhanson 3. Lil Three physical things you like about yourself: 1. Legs 2. Arms 3. Tie--boobs and hair. ha! Three physical things you don't like about yourself: 1. Height 2. Eyes 3. Nose Three parts of your heritage: 1. Chinese 2. Canadian 3. not Black, despite popular belief... Three things that scare you: not really scared of a lot of things but for now I'll say 1. Natural disasters 2. Loud noises, like in the movies when they come out of nowhere 3. Buying something for a lot of money and then it goes on sale... Three of your everyday essentials: 1. Cellphone 2. Wallet - ID, CC, debit... 3. Lipgloss --I know, I'm such a girl. Three of your favorite musical artists: oh, this is gonna be tough 1. BoA 2. Sean Paul 3. Namie Amuro Three of your favorite songs: AH! Even tougher! Let's go with what I'm listening to nowadays.. 1. BoA - "Moto" 2. Young Jeezy - "And Then What" 3. Rihanna - "If It's Lovin' That You Want" Three things you want in a relationship: 1. Companionship 2. Reliability and trust 3. Sex (don't lie, that's one of everyone's top 3!) Three lies and truths in no particular order: TRUTHS 1. I am vain. 2. I am naive. 3. If I show a certain discontent towards you, it's probably only temporary. LIES 1. I'm neat and tidy. 2. I hate kids. 3. I'll call you right back. Three physical things of the opposite sex that appeals you: 1. Height 2. Clothes 3. Personality -- because, really, their personality shows on their face Three of your favorite hobbies: 1. going out and doing anything with my friends 2. dancing or driving --tie 3. shopping Three things you want to do really badly now: 1. ;) 2. Go away somewhere, even if it's just for a few days. 3. Get a tall Chocolate Chip Mint Frap from Starbucks. Three careers you're considering/you've considered: 1. Be a model --> Waaaaay back when I was 10 years old 2. Journalist 3. Lawyer Three places you want to go on vacation: 1. Asia: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, maybe India, Russia! 2. Europe: Paris, Madrid, Prague, London, Scotland...too many 3. North America: Florida, New York,, too many. Three kids' names you like: 1. Rayanna or Rihanna (I honestly know a kid named Rayanna and I kept calling her 'Rihanna') 2. Brooklyn, Cruz and whatever the other kid is of Posh and Becks 3. Dammit. "Dammit, get over here!" "Dammit, do the dishes!" HAHAHAHA! Three things you want to do before you die: 1. that I haven't done yet? Umm...own a Betsey Johnson piece 2. Finish this survey. 3. ...Hmm... I think I've done everything I want to do..

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Another doggone weekend...

Paris, you idiot, learn to park your Ferrari:

My neck is killing me. I think I slept all wrong last night. Dammit. The only way I see to cure this is to go back to sleep. *sigh

Last night I went to the hip hop sample sale at the International Centre. It was good, but too much Baby Phat, and too many big sizes! I suppose if I liked Baby Phat I'd have enjoyed it more... but I did make away with a Betsey Johnson top, so it's all good.

I'm so happy the week is over. I don't have much planned for the weekend, which kinda sucks. Oh well, there's one more day of weekend left and I shall think of something to do with it. Kathy and Megan are in town, maybe I will think of something to do. Right now, perhaps I could start my essay or case comment but those are due in like, three weeks so I'm feeling quite lazy right about now.

I think I need to lie down.

New home!

I got sick of Friendster. Besides, not everyone has Friendster so what the hell?Don't worry, Friendster friends, I will update the other blog to update you when this one is updated.Let's see how long this one lasts before I run back to Friendster...