Wednesday, February 27, 2008
confessions of a shopaholic
I was just browsing through and just trying my luck, I typed "Shopaholic" and to my utter surprise, the popular best-selling series is being made into a movie!! A F***ING MOVIE!! I was shrieking with happiness!!

I'm starting to re-read my Shopaholic series yesterday and this morning I urgently had to go to Popular to buy the second book: Shopaholic Abroad as it seems I've lost my original one... I really can't remember where I placed it or someone borrowed from me and didn't return it. And now I'm more than halfway through the book after reading it for almost a day now!!

I really can't wait for the movie and it'll be coming 13 February 2009 in the U.S.. Lots of good movies coming out this year and the next!! I REALLY CAN'T WAIT!!
posted by nash at 10:50 PM -
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
p.s. i love you, the luxe and many more!
Last Saturday was the first mother-daughter outing to the movies. I invited my mom to watch P.S. I Love You in TM since she'll only watch movies that'll make her tear and it did! The movie's really nice and we shed a few tears here and there... well not a few but lots of tears! And I'm really happy that the movie at least followed the book... well except for a few other things like the holiday vacation. It was supposed to be in Italy but it was in Ireland but stranded in the middle of nowhere was amazingly smart! Hehe There was this one scene where Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank) ran to her mother's shop and cried her hearts out, releasing all her blocked up emotion. This was the scene where everybody cried and I realised that the whole cinema was dead quiet... and OMG that was the most most dramatic, tensed scene ever! In all, I'm glad I brought my mom to watch the movie. This is the second movie other than A Walk To Remember that made her cry!

Anyway, I've finished The Luxe and it's really, really good. It's definitely a must for Gossip Girl fans!! Imagine reading Gossip Girl with the Upper East Side, Fifth Avenue and Central Park but with a twist. Horse-drawn carriages, elegant dresses and societal gatherings, it will surely blow your mind out. It's a different kind of taste for me but a really good experience. Full of scandals, mysteries and secret affairs, you won't be able to put the book down till the last page! And fret not, the second book The Luxe:Rumours will be coming out in June 3rd! Expect more in the series! Can't wait!!

Talking about Gossip Girl, the new Gossip Girl series featuring The Carlyles twins will be coming out on May 2nd!! New people, new gossip and whole lot of scandals and mysteries!! I'm really starting to wonder who is Gossip Girl. I have this feeling that Chuck Bass is the urban-gossiper and maybe he might make his guest appearance in this new series! You may not know. I can't wait for the new series to hit the shelves! The cover is already making me impatient!! Can't wait till May arrives!!

Another round of good news!! The 10th installment of The A-List Collection: California Dreaming is coming out in April 2!! Can't wait what's going to happen! Anna has officially dumped Ben by taking the same flight with her new beau and former best friend. Callie and Adam has officially call it quits well since Adam was barging in to Ben's new night-club, causing a havoc and punching Ben straight on the face. Well... I can't really wait for the 10th book!!
posted by nash at 3:08 PM -
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Gossip Girl Music
As you might know, Gossip Girl is returning on April 21 and I can't wait to listen to their gloriously wonderful soundtrack. Thanks to GG, I might have a small itch for Indie music and some other genres that I didn't favor before. So now, while awaiting for April to zoom by, I thought of picking out some of the best songs from Gossip Girl soundtrack. Enjoy!!

Episode #1: Pilot
This was the iconic song for the opening of Gossip Girl and it all starts with whistling! Yup... you guessed it, Young Folks by Peter Bjorn and John. Listening to it now, you might imagine the scene where Serena's on the train ride home to NY, leaning her head on the window sill....

Episode #2: The Wild Brunch
Remember the last scene? Serena was browsing through her pictures of Blair, Nate and her together and in the end she threw away her phone? Well... the chorus of that song was nice. It's by The Bravery and it's called Believe. Here's a peek...

Episode #3: Poison Ivy
This is the episode where Serena and Blair were tripping each other with their field hockey sticks and the catchy song that was playing during this scene fits just right - I Got It From My Momma by Will.I.Am.

Episode #4: Bad News Blair
Remember this episode? Blair caught Serena "betraying" her when she saw Serena at her mom's photo shoot modeling her mom's creation. Well the opening scene was a scene taken out from Blair's favourite movie: Breakfast At Tiffany's and the song playing was Moon River which coincidentally is also in BAT Sountrack.

The next song in the same episode is Beautiful Girls by Sean Kingston where both best friends were seen taking photos of themselves around New York in Eleanor Waldorf's creation. Cute!

Episode #5: Daredevil
Who doesn't remember Blair acting drunk in front of the nurse while Jenny tries to sneak Eric out of the rehabilitation center? In this episode, Blair had to invite Jenny to her soirée as Serena was busy with Dan. During the soirée, Blair had Jenny dressed up in different types of clothing and the song playing then was Prima J, Rockstar.

Episode #6: The Handmaiden's Tale
You're invited to The Masquerade Ball and oohh someone got mistaken for Serena. Same blonde hair, same mask... remember it? In this episode apart from Nate expressing his love, he was supposed to find Blair and start all over again but he didn't. This is one of the song's that I really, really like and it's Timebomb by Beck.

The ending song might not be a happy ending after all for Blair since Nate didn't find her in time but it was for both Serena and Dan. It's a beautiful song and the lyrics are meaningful too. Here's Happy Ending by Mika.

Episode #7: Victor/Victrola
One of the scandalous episodes ever... Blair burlesque dancing and ending up in Chuck's limo? This episode has by far one of the most talked about and searched for song but I'll get back to that in a minute. Remember Blair's burlesque dancing? Well the song was kinds stuck to my head and well my cousin loved it too. She was dancing to Stripper by Soho Dolls.

The most memorable song ever in this episode is played during the scene where Blair and Chuck were making out in his limo (which I hate) and after that episode, everybody was asking what's the title of that song. Even though I was really shocked by the outcome of the scene but the song was really nice! It's called With Me by Sum 41!

Episode #8: Seventeen Candles
It's Blair's 17th birthday and her theme was Japanese if you realised. In this episode most of the soundtrack was from The Virgins but remarkably and Asian group made their appearance and it's Puffy Ami Yumi. Their songs might be childish like "Teen Titans" but at least it they're known in the West. Their song that was played was Nice Buddy.

One of the songs from The Virgins that I really like is Radio Christiane by The Virgins. If I'm not wrong, this was the ending song.

Episode #9: Blair Waldorf Must Pie
This is the Thanksgiving special and this is the episode where Blair's bulimic side was seen. It was heart wrenching to see her in that situation but it was touching when Serena came in and consoled her. Furthermore this is the episode where the van der Woondsen's and the Humphreys had a Thanksgiving together that didn't go too well as planned. However, the last song was what caught my attention. Nolita Fairytale by Vanessa Carlton was playing when the Humphreys were enjoying themselves in Central Park by playing football.

Episode #10: Hi, Society
You're invited to the Debutante ball and this ball really has good music. Featuring The Pierces, one of their songs Secret was played when the debutantes were waltzing with their partners and the place where Nate punched Carter, Serena's partner. Here's the song.. you'll love it!

Another song by The Pierces is Three Wishes. I can't remember which scene did the music play but if you recall, the song for this episode promo was Three Wishes.

The last song for this episode and the most wanted is Apologize. This was played when Blair and Nate were in a room together and you know what happens next...

Episode #11: Roman Holiday
All the songs from this episode were Christmas songs so I don't have any favs here.

Episode #12: School Lies
The second last episode of the season and trouble ensues between the Constance Billard and St. Jude's students. In this episode, Ed Westwick's (Chuck Bass)band, The Filthy Youth made an appearance with 2 of their songs: Come Flash All Your Ladies and Orange.Here's a peek:

The last song of the episode and one of the best from OneRepublic is Come Home. This was played when The Basses and the van der Woodsen's were having a family "bonding" time. It's a really nice song and quite mellow too. Here's a peek:

Episode #13: Thin Line Between Chuck and Nate
The last episode of the season and one of the most tragic for Blair. This episode has quite a few good songs. One of them is Dashboard Confessional with their song Where There's Gold.

This next song really made me smile. This was the song played during the promo of this episode and the scene where Blair was walking through Central Park, gloomy and depressed after the news of her sleeping with Chuck and Nate. The song playing was The Air We Breathe by The Figurines.

Finally, the finale for the last episode was the sweetest and loveliest ever! Having a best like Serena is a blessing. If Serena didn't come in time, Blair might have left for Paris and it might all start all over again but with Blair this time. The song playing during the scene was Happily Never After by Nicole Scherzinger. This is the song that's also playing in my blog. Gotta love it!

Okay... so these are my fav music during the GG episodes and I can't wait for more when GG comes back again on April 21!!
posted by nash at 9:29 PM -
Friday, February 22, 2008
Finally my holidays are here and my exams are out of my mind, I went out today with my cousins Adnan and Hidhir for lunch at Breeks! Orchard. It was sort of like a birthday treat for Hidhir. After lunch went to Kino for a while and was relieved that The Luxe is still in stock... though only two books left. Then went to Borders at Wheelock to check if Libba Bray's The Sweet Farthing is in stock for Anisa but nada...

Anyway, it was quite a tiring day, walking around Orchard Road. I managed to finish a book that I bought from Times.It's a story written by Jenna Bush, based on her work with UNICEF. It's an autobiography about this girl, Ana who was infected with Aids through her parents and her growing up, being abused by family members, being abandoned and finding love. It's a touching story. Though the style of writing might be for children but the message is put across. A good book to read and something to ponder about too.

Well now I can't wait to read The Luxe... imagine living in 17th century Upper East Side....
posted by nash at 8:19 PM -
Friday, February 15, 2008
very good news!!

I have tons and tons of good news ranging from food, movies, shows!! 2008 seems to be a very good year!! Okay... I'll go in order.

1. After coming back from my Jakarta holidays and missing the donuts there, I dreamt that a particular donut franchise would sell their delicious donuts here in S'pore. And mind you it was only a dream and I was having fun drinking their coffee, eating their donuts, lounging in the cafe. So I was practically jumping with joy when I read that J.CO is now in S'pore!! YUP YOU HEARD IT RIGHT!! Instead of us cousins traveling to Batam and buy the donuts, we can just go to Raffles City!! Jija, book a day so that we can go out and eat DONUTS!! LOL

2. For Twilight fans, you definitely know there's going to be a movie. Not only do we know the casts for Bella and Edward but also The Cullens, Jessica, Eric, Mike, James and Victoria!! That means the cast is almost complete and it'll never be if there's no Jacob!! So here are the actors that'll be playing the characters!! I REALLY CAN'T WAIT!

Robert Pattinson as Edward

Kristen Stewart as Bella

Elizabeth Reaser as Esme

Peter Facinelli as Carlisle

Nikki Reed as Rosalie

Ashley Greene as Alice

Justin Chon as Eric

Anna Kendrik as Jessica

Michael Welch as Mike

Cam Gigandet as James

Victoria by Rachel Lefevre

Kellan Lutz as Emmet (probably)

Jackson Rathbone as Jasper

Can't wait to see the movie and how it's gonna be like!! Hopefully it'll be a hit!! More Twilight news... Breaking Dawn, the fourth and last book of the series is set to be released in August 2nd of this year!! Gonna order!! Hehe

3. As you know, the Writer's Strike is over and shows that were on hiatus are coming back. So this means that my favourite show GOSSIP GIRL is coming back!!! Hopefully, it'll be coming out in April if the viewer ratings are really good. But if it's not that good it might be coming in Fall... around August. So GG fans, cross your fingers and hope for the best. However one thing's confirmed though, the show might last until 5-6 episodes.... so that means 20 episodes altogether!! Can't wait!!

Hopefully, these good news light up your day! It sure did to mine!!! =) Take care and enjoy your weekends!!
posted by nash at 11:08 PM -
Sunday, February 3, 2008
With Love & Tosto

I went to Changi Airport with my bro today since he wanted to walk around T3. I didn't want to go at first but when I thought about it, I might be able to drop by T2 and look out for Hilary's perfume, With Love and YES I FOUND IT! It costs $88 for 100ml of perfume which includes a free bracelet which I'm wearing right now. It smells really nice. It has that spicy and oriental smell that my brother kinda likes too.... even though he's not a Duff fan. He says it smells like caramel. Really sultry and musky.

So after I bought the perfume that I waited for so long to get, we went to T3 and it was AMAZING! I like the way where the arrival is separated by a glass wall and you can actually see the transit area. It's really cool!! Jija... you'll love the place cos there's all these artsy stuff that you'll love! We walked around, exploring the place. There's a Harris bookstore and Chomel just to name a few. I read there was a Secret Recipe but it was in B2. It was really tiring walking around and my brother decided to go back up as there was this appetizing coffee shop called Tosto. So we went there to check it out and the coffee was delicious! They kinda sell Italian coffee. I ordered Espresso with milk hazelnut coffee which I kinda forgot it's unique name right now but do check it out! They have another outlet at T2, the arrival hall just a few blocks down McDonalds. You'll love the coffee trust me. My brother and I were kind of disappointed that we didn't bring our camera but it was fun.

My head kinda feels heavy right now cos I'm not a coffee person actually. Coffee makes me sleepy and not awake. Weird isn't it? Well.. anyway gotta ciao!
posted by nash at 7:53 PM -

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