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Fatshion, Food & Frivolities – Life in Las Vegas & Singapore


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Fat-shionista #403

So apparently, the blazar makes a world of a difference.

What I’m wearing today:

Top: Black tee from Indonesian band Rock N Roll Mafia

 

Bottom: Grey jeans from DOROTHY PERKINS

Outerwear: Cyan blazer from COTTON ON

Accessories: Multi-coloured rope necklace from AMI THE VINTAGIST; Purple acrylic cassette brooch from thestreetsofbangkok; Fuchsia flower ball dangly earrings (stolen from my mum’s room)

Footwear: Black peeptoe wedge heels from ZARA

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Thanks for the photos, Shridar! Yes, you’re wearing something stylish today lah!!


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Tune-in: The Life Journey 旅行团

If you like Brit Pop and alternative music in general, check out 旅行团 (The Life Journey) from Beijing, China. They sing in both English and Mandarin, so really you don’t have to like Chinese pop or understand Mandarin to love them. You can check them out here http://www.myspace.cn/lifejourney

Here are some sample tracks:

回到巴巴拉拉的城堡 – The Life Journey

The Story Of Sun & I – The Life Journey

Take Me Away – The Life Journey


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Stereolab/Stereolounge – Best $5 flaky pastry pizza EVER!

Joe Ng spins at Stereolounge on Wednesdays now!

Joe Ng spins at Stereolounge on Wednesdays now!

Lighttouch texted on Monday to say they’ll be at Stereolab yesterday (Wednesday) for FREE BEER. Leader of our gang was spinning and I was just across the road, so obviously I had to make the effort to go after work. Only 1/5 of the gang was there but it was still good.

Por, Ci'en & Shu having a laugh whilst smoking

Por, Ci'en & Shu having a laugh whilst smoking

Stereolounge at Pan Pacific Hotel

Stereolounge at Pan Pacific Hotel

Joe snuck out for a smoke

Joe snuck out for a smoke

Best thing other than my friends, the short distance, and music (free beer has no effect on me because I’m alcohol-free) are the $5 flaky pastry pizzas! I ordered the Truffle Parmesan and Shu ordered the Mushroom… OH SO FLAKY, SO BUTTERY, SO SAVOURY, SO DELICIOUS… SO CHEAP!! Only $5!

Oooh... look at the mushrooms on this pizza!

Oooh... look at the mushrooms on this pizza!

Oooh... the oh-so-butter & flaky base

Oooh... the oh-so-butter & flaky base

Free beer!! Half pints of Heineken

Free beer!! Half pints of Heineken?

Ahh… the perks of being an alky is that you have $5 Happy Hour drinks (5-9pm Monday – Friday) on standard house pours. I however spent almost $18 on 1 Coke & 1 Orange Juice. Por did try to rescue me by asking for a Bourbon Coke without Bourbon. No can do. Gah.

The $5 Specials I didn't get to enjoy. But you should! GO GO GO!

The $5 Specials I didn't get to enjoy. But you should! GO GO GO!

My $8 Coke & $8 Orange Juice

My $8 Coke & $8 Orange Juice


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Tune-in: Playlist of the Moment #19

Just because…

1. Car Song – Elastica

2. Selina – The Dukes

3. Rhumba De Havana – The Dukes

4. Smile – Elastica

5. Hey You – The Exies

6. The Saddest Song – The Ataris

7. Itu Kamu – Estranged

8. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

9. Layla – Eric Clapton

10. Isthmus Ivy – Ecrus Garage

So what’s my mood today? Feelin’ it?


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Tune-in: Playlist of the Moment #17

My one other frivolous New Year’s resolution for 2010 is to quit men – my ever-supportive friend Cal hopes I fail.

Here’s a playlist I put together as a reminder of all the bad dates/disappointing men in 2009. Up to you to decide what this all means. No, actually – just enjoy the music.

1. As What U Want – Cuckoo

2. Lemon Tree – The Crescendos

3. Lover’s Concerto – The Crescendos

4. Aurora – The Crescendos

5. Almost Crimes – Broken Social Scene

6. Not Now – Blink-182

7. Banquet – Bloc Party

8. Park Life – Blur

9. Ain’t No Other Man – Christina Aguilera

10. Lightbulbs – Cosmic Call


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+65 indie underground – The Compilation

If you have to buy just 1 album this year, make it this one! Universal Music just released this 3-CD set of music made in Singapore. (Only $19.95 at HMV!!!!!)  While this is not the definitive list of must-hear bands, this is definitely a great start and I hope there are many more to come.

50 tracks worth of original songs from bands like Zircon Lounge, The Oddfellows, Padres, Watchmen, Humpback Oak, Stompin’ Ground, Stoned Revivals, Opposition Party, Electrico, Tiramisu, Serenaide, Force Vomit, Plain Sunset, Boredphucks…

+65 indie underground - Album Cover

+65 indie underground - Album Cover

+65 indie underground - Liner Notes close-up

+65 indie underground - Liner Notes close-up

+65 indie underground - Album inside

+65 indie underground - Album inside

+65 indie underground - Stickers

+65 indie underground - Stickers

+65 indie underground - Credits Page

+65 indie underground - Credits Page

+65 indie underground - ME!!!

+65 indie underground - ME!!!

A few days before my Grandfather passed away, I was actually helping Joe edit the inside text. Joe was really understanding about the situation and took over the final polish. So actually, I didn’t really do much.

+65 indie underground - My Personalised Copy

+65 indie underground - My Personalised Copy


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Tune-in: Merry Christmas, y’all

Forget traditional Christmas carols. I don’t get half of them – culturally and religiously out of context for me. I celebrate friends, family and love.

And here’s my alternative playlist (according to iTunes, it’s exactly 1hr worth) – a selection of pop, punk rock, lo-fi and indie tunes!

1. Don’t Shoot Me Santa – The Killers

2. The Night Santa Went Crazy – Weird Al Yankovic

3. Sleigh Ride – Debbie Gibson

4. Anorak Christmas – Sally Shapiro

5. A Chipmunk Christmas – Alvin & The Chipmunks

6. Christmas Time Is Here – Alvin & The Chipmunks

7. I Saw Mommy Fucking Santa Claus – Weird Al Yankovic

8. Merry Christmas Baby – Bruce Springsteen

9. Please Come Home For Christmas – Bon Jovi

10. Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley

11. I Want An Alien For Christmas – Fountains of Wayne

12. I Won’t Be Home For Christmas – Blink 182

13. Man in the Santa Suit – Fountains of Wayne

14. Christmas Tree – Lady Gaga

15. Maybe This Christmas – Ron Sexsmith

16. Christmas Time for My Penis – The Vandals

17. Saving Up Her Wishes (For Another Christmas) – Celestial

18. Step Into Christmas – Elton John

19. Christmas is Cancelled – The Long Blondes

20. Merry Christmas – The Ramones