Sunday, January 31, 2010

Hope for Haiti: Tees Charity Project for 2010 Haiti Earthquake

Hi All,
Currently my blogshop is busy with our latest project; in aid for the Haitians who were badly affected by the recent Earthquake and I would like to call upon Vogue-ers to lend a helping hand in support to rebuild lives.

An horrendous earthquake furiously shook Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world, flattening hospitals, schools, the Presidential Palace and thousands of homes.

Tens of thousands are dead and more than three million people have been affected by the disaster. Even before the disaster, many Haitians already found it difficult to conduct ordinary lives — 85 per cent of them live on less than $3 a day.

Now they have lost their loved ones, their homes and their livelihoods, and they are trying to survive without clean water, food or shelter, and with very little medical assistance. The scale of the disaster is immense.

According to the UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon, this is one of the worst ever humanitarian emergencies. The damage to the already-poor Haiti infrastructure is so great that even providing emergency relief has proven extremely difficult.

We are collaborating with DoubletakeClothing from the US and our printer, Booyod Republic from Malaysia in our pledge to support the Haitians.

All net proceeds will go to several Haiti Earthquake Relief Organizations including The Singapore Red Cross Society and World Vision Singapore. We, Bo Janggo is not charging any overhead (we make $0!) and all delivery costs (registered mail) are included. International buyers from Malaysia are mostly welcome to purchase the t-shirts as we have Booyod Republic representing us too. (Payments through Maybank account transfers.) Donations from Malaysians will be forwarded to the Malaysian Red Crescent Society.

Any other form of donations are also welcome. We will periodically keep you updated with our estimated total donation here. :)

Note: This is a pre-order item, so we will get the shirts to you as fast as possible. (max: 1 week.)


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Thank you for supporting. :)

Our prayers are with Haiti.

Friday, January 29, 2010


Halo halo voguerssssss..........lets eat healthy this wkends, fruits n vege, aint it healthy, hehe :):)

Make Great Side Dishes With These Easy Salad Recipes!

Fruit Salad Recipes

Fruit salad recipes don't have to be fancy or made with a large number of different ingredients. Just cutting up an apple and putting it on a plate or in a bowl can be enough to call it a fruit salad.

When I make a fruit salad I simply go to the grocery store and buy 1 or 2 of a variety of different fruits. I like to really mix it up with citrus, berries, melons, apples, bananas, peaches, and whatever else I can find. I sometimes mix fresh and canned fruits which gives the salad lots of extra juice.

Fruits Ingredients :
1 grapefruit
2 oranges
2 bananas
6 large strawberries-sliced
2 nectarines
honeydew melon balls from 1/2 of a melon

Keep salad in the refrigerator covered with clear plastic wrap. This salad should be eaten within 1 day as some of the ingredients will get mushy and brown over time.

You can serve this salad as is or dress it with a whipped topping, yogurt, or instant pudding.

Classic Potato Salad Recipes
They may take a little time to make, but these classic potato salad recipes are very popular and easy to make.

You don’t need any fancy ingredients to make the basic version of this dish, just start with potatoes and mayonnaise, add some vegetables of your choice, season with a little salt or other condiment and you have your own unique version.

6 hard boiled eggs

Extra veggys:
Purple onion
Orange peppers

Peel and boil enough potatoes to fill your salad bowl. Rinse cooked potatoes under cold water and let cool. When cooled, put the potatoes back in the pot and chop them into roughly even sized pieces.

Peel and chop 4 of the hard boiled eggs and add them to the pot.

Chop the vegetables and add a little at a time until you have an even mix

Add mayo a little at a time while mixing it into the salad.

When you have the right consistency, sample and add salt to taste.

When ready, transfer salad to your bowl, peel and slice the remaining 2 eggs and place on top of the salad. Garnish with a little paprika if desired and you are ready to eat.

There's lots of ways to tweak this salad, such as using any gourmet mustard you might have, or maybe you have some spicy sauces in your pantry. I find that the best potato salad recipes are made by experimenting with different ingredients as you put it together.

Broccoli Salad Recipe
This is the basic version of a broccoli salad recipe. You can add your own ingredients to if you want to spruce it up a little, such as any fruits, vegetables or nuts.

You can also mix the broccoli with cauliflower for a tasty alternative.

This is a great salad to have at home or take on the road to your next picnic, party, or pot-luck.

1-2 heads broccoli
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 cup shredded cheese

1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup sugar

Cut up broccoli flowerettes into bite-sized pieces, leaving just a little stem. Cut up enough for about 4 cups of flowerettes.

Add onion, cheese and dressing.

Refrigerate 2-3 hours or overnight.

Here are a few alternatives for dressings:
Miracle Whip-instead of mayonnaise
Yogurt-usually mixed with mayonnaise 50/50.
Vinegar-any type will do such as apple cider, red wine or any flavoured.
Lemon juice-can be used with/instead of vinegar.
Sugar-substitute with Equal or Stavia.

Here are some popular add-ons for this salad:
Green onion
Peppers-red, yellow, orange,jalepeno.
Chopped nuts
Sunflower seeds

Apple Carrot Salad
This apple carrot salad is an easy quick dish that needs minimal ingredients. It has a sweet flavor with a hint of vanilla that makes it a nice side dish or quick snack.

2-4 carrots
1 apple

Optional Ingredients:
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped nuts

3-4 tbsp. vanilla yogurt
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. honey

Peel and grate carrots into a bowl. Use enough to make about 2 cups.

For the apple you can either grate it down to the core or slice it up with a knife to the core and cut it up into chunks. If you grate it the flavour isn't quite as pronounced as it blends in with the carrot and doesn't always come through unless it is tart or slightly under-ripe.

I leave the skin on but you may prefer to peel the apple first.

For the dressing you can use plain yogurt and add a few drops of vanilla extract instead of vanilla yogurt. You can also experiment with different flavoured yogurts as well. Fat-free, partly skimmed or regular yogurt will all work well with this recipe. For fat free yogurt use 4 tablespoons, less for regular.

The lemon juice can be substituted with any other fruit juice you may have. Orange and lime juice are good alternatives.

If you don't have or want to use honey you can use a little sugar, artificial sweetener or even pancake syrup. Just remember to use sweeteners sparingly.

Mix dressing together in a small bowl and add to salad. Mix well and cool salad for at least an hour before serving.

Waldorf Salad Recipe
1 apple-cored and cut into 1" cubes

1 celery stick-thinly sliced
1/4 cup walnuts pieces
1/4 cup seedles grapes-halved

2 tbsp. mayonnaise

2 tbsp. yogurt
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. lemon rind(optional)

Cut up apple, celery, grapes and add to salad bowl. Add walnut pieces as well.

Mix dressing in a small bowl. If you are using juice from a real lemon grate some of the rind and add it to the mix. If you are using lemon juice from a bottle skip this ingredient.

Add dressing to bowl and toss salad well. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Chicken Pineapple Salad Sandwich
This chicken pineapple salad sandwich has a nice tangy flavour. It's a very basic salad that doesn't have all that many ingredients but still has a very unique taste. For the dressing you can substitute any mustard for the dijon if you wish.

2 cups cooked chicken-finely chopped

4 green onions-chopped
1 stick celery-finely chopped
4 slices red pepper
1 can crushed pineapple-strained
Salt & pepper

4 tbsp. Mayonnaise

2 tbsp. Dijon Mustard
2 tsp. lemon or lime juice

Cook chicken and refrigerate soon after. when cool, chop it up finely and add to bowl. Add other ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add salt & pepper to taste.

Store in refrigerator if not using immediately.

Make 4-6 sandwiches.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Vogue-U Potion - Meaning of Life

May Peace Be With You....

When Mak Pah received the under-mentioned article from a friend, I was touched by the morale behind the story. Let's read on......

A long time ago, there was an Emperor who told his horseman that if he could ride on his horse and cover as much land area as he likes, then the Emperor would give him the area of land he has covered. Sure enough, the horseman quickly jumped onto his horse and rode as fast as possible to cover as much land area as he could. He kept on riding and riding, whipping the horse to go as fast as possible. When he was hungry or tired, he did not stop because he wanted to cover as much area as possible. Came to a point when he had covered a substantial area and he was exhausted and was dying. Then he asked himself, "Why did I push myself so hard to cover so much land area? Now I am dying and I only need a very small area to bury myself."

The above story is similar with the journey of our Life. We push very hard everyday to make more money, to gain power and recognition. We neglect our health, time with our family and to appreciate the surrounding beauty and the hobbies we love...

One day when we look back, we will realize that we don't really need that much, but then we cannot turn back time for what we have missed.

Life is not about making money, acquiring power or recognition . Life is definitely not about work! Work is only necessary to keep us living so as to enjoy the beauty and pleasures of life. Life is a balance of Work, Family and Personal time.. You have to decide how you want to balance your Life. Define your priorities, realize what you are able to compromise but always let some of your decisions be based on your instincts. Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of Life, the whole aim of human existence.

So, take it easy, do what you want to do and appreciate nature. Life is fragile, Life is short. Do not take Life for granted. Live a balanced lifestyle and enjoy Life!

Watch your thoughts ; they become words.
Watch your words ; they become actions.
Watch your actions ; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

Thinking back I realised sometimes we are so engrossed in trying to have the best in life but yet we forgot about our own self, what actually is essential for us. So the morale behind the above story is just follow the flow, do things in moderation and within your limits. Best of all enjoy life to the fullest.

Lots of Luv....... Mak Pah.

Monday, January 25, 2010

i LOVE mondays - Design Jobs @ VU

May Peace Be Upon You

DJ @ Vogue U

I.D + A

Interior Designer
Closing date : 18 February 2010
Send resume to :


  • At least holder to an interior design diploma or degree certificate,
  • Min 3 years in relevant job experience, especially in retail and offices.
  • Proficiency in AutoCad, 3D Max/Viz and Photoshop.
  • Only Singaporeans and PR need apply

Edgeline Planners Ltd

Interior Designer
Closing date : 20 February 2010
Send resume to :


  • Interior Design Qualifications
  • Creative and able to keep abreast of design trends and preferences
  • Computer Literacy (Photo Shop / AutoCad / 3D)
  • Only Singaporeans / Singapore PRs / Malaysians need apply

Gleam Consulting

Interior Designer and Sales Manager
Closing date : 10 February 2010
Send resume to :


· Identify & propose concepts in accordance to clients’ branding requirements

· Reporting on sales, sales forecast and management reports

· Monitor & control division budget and cash-flow for each project

· Maintain and develop network contacts with existing and new clientele for the company.

· Close liaison with marketing team in the planning and execution of all sales and marketing activities.

· Accountability and achievement of sales target

· Willing to travel for overseas projects

· Leads a team of designers, operations , sales and marketing

· Minimum Diploma in any disciplines

· At least 2 years experience in Exhibitions or Interior Design (Retail / Commercial) Industries

· Carpentry / Production knowledge is an advantage

· Good knowledge of renovation material, design and construction works

· Possess effective communication skills and is customer focused

. Singaporean/ SPR and Malaysian are welcome

Friday, January 22, 2010


Salam Friday to all voguerssssssss..........Mama found this great RECIPE while surfing.

The best wish for all of us is to live in harmony with each other ,to give a smile and not a punch,to help the ones who are in need :




before doing any thing you must have the DESIRE and the DETERMINATION.

Say to yourself: I want to change for better my life, I have to perfect my relation with others, I have to be human...

Always have positive FEELING, the feeling hidden in your deep inside, share it with others...

SMILE to others, it can be the best gift that you can give them...

Have the COURAGE to face the different obstacles that can prevent you for reaching your aims...

Keep always the FAITH ,and be sure that there is a wonderful power which help you when you want to help others...

LOVE your familly, your friends, your neighbours, nature, animals,l ove every thing that can give you a moment of happiness ...

I hope that this recipe will reach your hearts because it comes from the deep of mine :):)

oooooooo nice.......

Stay cool ya and hv a great weekends.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Vogue-U Potion - The Art of Origami

May Peace Be With You.....
Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferably without the use of gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one piece of paper.
Mak Pah started to learn the art of origami when I was in primary school and I got hooked immediately. Purposely bought the coloured papers to create as much folding objects as possible. So far I've created simplified foldings of "sampan", aeroplanes, ball, swan. However nowadays, the foldings are getting more complex and come from different paper sizes and textures.
Below herewith is the creation of Mr Won Park. He is the master of Origami and is also called the "money folder", a practitioner of origami whose canvas is the USD1.00 bill. Bending, twisting and folding, he creates life-like shapes in stunning detail.

So let's enjoy Mr Won Park's creations......

Wow.... very creative indeed right. I think the art of Origami somehow or another a test of our patience and endurance.....

Lots of Luv....Mak Pah

Monday, January 18, 2010

i LOVE mondays - Charity : If the shoe fits

In the name of Almighty, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

In aid of The Kidz Horizon Appeal

Calling those shoe lovers who intend to clear your shoe closets for a good spring cleaning. If you do not know what to do with those shoes that does not fit you anymore or need to make way for the could do a good cause with it.

Her Glass Slipper has been organizing a charity drive collecting those unwanted shoes that are still in good condition.

You can do your part by bringing in shoes you no longer need or want that are in *WEARABLE condition to Her Glass Slipper. The volunteers from the Kidz Horizon Appeal will sell them to raise money for children with terminal illnesses.

To thank you for your generous support, Her Glass Slipper will be giving you a $50 gift voucher for every pair of shoes you trade in in WEARABLE condition*.
In addition to the above, the Fairy Godmother has also granted you a $50 discount coupon that can be used at for every pair of shoes accepted.

That’s correct. You get $100 worth of discounts for every pair of shoes you give to help the Kids.

You have every reason to feel good donating!
The kids will treasure your gift. Please spread the word to anyone who might be able to help by forwarding this email. May you be blessed for your gentle heart and kind actions.

Please bring your pre-owned shoes to Her Glass Slipper Chevron House.
30 Raffles Place, Chevron House, #02-26, Singapore 048622.
Tel: 6438 0211.

*Terms and Conditions apply. We accept all ladies shoes other than trainers and flip flops.
Shoe Collection: Now until 31st March 2010. Details of resale of traded in shoes by The Kidz Horizon Appeal in May 2010 will be posted on at a later date.

So, what are you waiting for. Start spring cleaning that shoe closet...a little charity before the shopping spree.....

Lovingly from your kawaii designer

i LOVE mondays - Design Jobs @ Vogue U

May Peace b Upon You

The Substation is currently looking for an individual to join our small but highly dedicated team, as a Marketing/PR executive. Candidates must have a keen interest in the arts (but not necessarily experience working in the arts) and a great desire to help raise the profile of The Substation, Singapore’s first independent arts centre.

Flexibility, an ability to think laterally and a willingness to learn are key – the position might involve creating a marketing campaign on a shoestring, to welcoming foreign dignitaries, to stuffing envelopes for mail outs!

If you know someone who might be interested, please direct them to our website.

For more information please visit

i LOVE mondays : Majestic Burj Khalifa

May Peace b Upon You

The world of Architecture welcomes the spectacular much anticipated building in the world - Burj Dubai. 2010 welcomes.......Burj Khalifa.

Until the last hour, the actual height was still being kept as a secret, heavily guarded.

The world's tallest tower, 'Burj Khalifa' is 828 metres (2,716.5 ft) high

Dubai, UAE; January 4, 2010: The world's tallest tower, developed by Emaar Properties, was unveiled tonight to a crowd of thousands and the world in a crescendo of fireworks, lasers and fountain displays.

The official height of the tower, unveiled as 'Burj Khalifa', was announced as 828 metres (2,716.5 ft).

A closely guarded secret, the official height of Burj Khalifa was flashed onto a giant screen before an estimated crowd of more than 400,000, as lasers and fireworks lit up the night sky.

Fireworks cascaded from the tower's spire to the base and lasers blazed out from all levels leaving the crowds awestruck.

The height was disclosed in arithmetic progression, with the numbers being flashed onto the screen, one after another. The tower's height breaks all existing world records for tall buildings.

Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world according to the three main criteria of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The CTBUH ranks the world’s tallest buildings based on ‘Height to Architectural Top,’ ‘Height to Highest Occupied Floor’ and ‘Height to Tip.’

At 828 metres (2,716.5ft), Burj Khalifa is 320 metres taller than Taipei 101, which at 508 metres (1,667 ft) had held the record for the world’s tallest building measured to the architectural top since 2004, the year the project was announced.

Burj Khalifa achieved the distinction of being the world's tallest structure – surpassing the KVLY-TV mast (628.8 metres; 2,063 ft) in North Dakota, USA – 1,325 days after excavation work started in January 2004.

The tower also beats the 31-year-old record of CN Tower, which at 553.33 metres (1,815.5 ft) had been the world’s tallest free-standing structure on land since 1976.

Burj Khalifa employs a record-breaking 330,000 cubic metres of concrete, 39,000 metric tonnes of steel rebar and 142,000 square metres of glass; and it took 22 million man hours to build.

Other world records for Burj Khalifa include the highest occupied floor in the world, at over 550 metres (1,800 ft); the highest outdoor observation deck in the world – At the Top on Level 124; and the tallest service elevator, which travels to a height of 504 metres (1,654 ft).

Mr. Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties, said that with the unveiling of the final height of Burj Khalifa, the world now had a new reference point for high-rise developments.

“Burj Khalifa is an example of collaboration on a global scale, and the tremendous positive energy that can be generated when people from all over the world come together to work towards a common goal. Thousands of professionals and skilled workers from around the world worked on this once-in-a-lifetime project.”

“More than 60 of the world’s leading consultants including South Korea’s Samsung Corporation and New York-based Turner Construction International realised the design for Burj Khalifa of Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM),” he said.

Burj Khalifa employed the latest advances in wind engineering, structural engineering, structural systems, construction materials and methods. All design considerations took into account the 12,000 people who will live and work in the tower. The handover to residents of the various components of Burj Khalifa will begin in February.

With a total built-up area of about 6 million sq ft, Burj Khalifa features nearly 2 million sq ft of residential space and over 300,000 sq ft of prime office space, in addition to the area occupied by the keenly awaited Armani Hotel Dubai and the Armani Residences. The tower also features modern lifestyle amenities including clubs, health and fitness facilities, gourmet restaurants and the 124th floor observation deck, 'At the Top.'

Burj Khalifa is the focal point of the 500-acre ‘mega-project’ by Emaar Properties, described as the new heart of Dubai.

The inauguration photos.

The fireworks photos

Fireworks to mark Burj Dubai inauguration

The inauguration of Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building, developed by Emaar Properties, will feature a spectacular display of sound, light, water and fireworks on the evening of Jan 4.

A combination of dazzling fireworks, light beams, choreographed water displays, and sound & music effects will describe the evolution of the world’s most iconic new building in a breathtaking sensory journey.

In all, 868 high-powered ‘stroboscope’ lights will be integrated into the facade of Burj Dubai and the tower’s spire – and each stroboscope will be fired individually to create a series of hypnotic lighting sequences.

The entire display is controlled by a sophisticated arrangement of ultra high-tech IT systems, which choreograph at least 50 different sequences of lighting, fireworks, water and sound effects.

Event experts from France, Britain and the United States collaborated on the project, demonstrating the global spirit of teamwork which defines Burj Dubai itself.

Powerful strobe lights will be fixed near the pinnacle of the tower, and six ‘narrow beam’ search lights will be positioned 700 metres up the tower.

The entire inauguration show consists of a pre-show and three themed acts – From the Desert Flower to Burj Dubai, Heart Beat, and From Dubai & the UAE to the World - and a firework finale.

A giant screen on Burj Park Island, as well as several television screens placed across Downtown Burj Dubai including the Waterfront Promenade, will broadcast the inauguration in real-time. Hundreds of international media, including Dubai TV, will report live from the scene.

The public can watch at the inauguration ceremony from the Waterfront Promenade adjacent to The Dubai Mall.

The inauguration performance begins with a short film which depicts the story of Dubai and the evolution of Burj Dubai as the world’s tallest building. A precisely choreographed sound, light, water and fireworks display then follows.

The first act in the light & sound show, themed ‘From the Desert Flower to Burj Dubai,’ is a co-ordinated water, light and firework display. Guests can watch the unfolding of the desert lily, Hymenocallis, the design inspiration of Burj Dubai. The segment ends with a rhythmic water and fireworks show.

The second act, ‘Heart Beat,’ captures the construction of the tower in a dynamic light show. An astonishing example of technological innovation, the display recreates the effect of a beating heart and uses no fewer than 300 ‘space canon projectors’ to generate a shadow-like image of the tower.

In the third act, ‘From Dubai and the UAE to the World,’ sky tracers and space canons envelop the tower in a strong halo of white light before reproducing the sun beams of the Emaar corporate logo. These then expand in all directions as the lighting rig on the tower’s spire activates.

In its spectacular finale, the show will feature an impressive show of 10,000 firework effects on and from the tower, envisaged as the highest in the world. The sparkling display will illuminate the entire Downtown Burj Dubai area.

Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director, UAE, Emaar Properties, said that the performance would be unprecedented and symbolic of Burj Dubai’s pioneering status.

“Just as Burj Dubai leaves an indelible impression on the mind’s eye, so the performance dedicated to the tower’s inauguration on January 4 will be a memory to cherish.”

Standing at more than 800 metres (2,625 ft) high and with over 160 storeys, Burj Dubai is the world’s tallest building developed by Emaar Properties. The tower anchors the 500-acre Downtown Burj Dubai community, described as the new heart of the city.

Would you be brave enough to be standing at the top of the building .....looking out? I wonder, who's next to beat the Burj Khalifa's record of being the tallest building in the world....

From your kawai designer,

Note : The write up above is taken from an email circulation.