Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Vogue-U Potion - Versatility of a piece of Cloth

May Peace Be With You.....

When Shasha gave me a piece of sash as a gift, my daughter was elated. The moment she got hold of it, she started experimenting ways of using it. FYI some people may call the sash in different names like scarf or muffler. Mak Pah managed to take some photos of my daughter modelling the many versatility of the sash...... Enjoy!

As muffler 1

As muffler 2

As headgear 1

As headgear 2

As body-wrap (sweater) during cold days

Actually there are many ways to use it, but my daughter asked me to stop taking anymore photos of her......hehe. By the way, Mak Pah saw one wool-like wrap selling like hotcakes in City Square - JB. It has the same function like a sash and very versatile as well. My colleague bought one online and is using it the office. If one day Mak Pah has a chance to take photos of it, I will introduce to all okay.

To Shasha Deen, thanks dear for the useful gift.

Lots of Luv......Mak Pah

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Time out with Shopper Mama - Authentic Coach bag for sale!

Hello Vogue-uers!

We have an Authentic Brand Coach bag for sale

Ali Signature Sateen Small Hobo - S$ 280


- Signature print sateen with pearlized leather or metallic leather trim

- Cutout charm and hangtag details
- Inside zip pocket
- Cellphone/multi-function pockets
- Ring to clip accessory or keyfob
- Fabric lining
- Zip top closure
- 21" adjustable handle with 7.5" drop
- Aprox size : 12.5(L) x 9.5(H) x 2.5(w)
- No dustbag will be given

Brown - Sold

Black - Available 1 piece only

Interested, pls email me at mrs.juli.ann@gmail or bagtastic.sg@gmail.com

Or pls visit http://www.bag-tastic.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Vogue-U Potion - Classic Singapore in the 60s

May Peace Be With You.....

Remember Mak Pah wrote about "Then and Now" http://vogue-u.blogspot.com/2010/04/vogue-u-potion-then-and-now.html a few weeks back. Suddenly my friend forwarded some classic photos of S'pore during the 60s which she got from her other friends. Mak Pah took the opportunity to post the pictures here for us to cherish the nostalgic moments. I guessed if we want to see more, probably need to arrange a visit to either the S'pore Archive or S'pore Meseum..... So come let's enjoy the pictures for the moment of history.....

This is where the National Day celebration used to be held besides the National Stadium

My parents loved to bring us here for picnic or stroll.... then we would end up having our dinner at either one of the food stalls near Victoria Theater or behind Capitol Theater

Look at the area then.... so clear and no traffic jam!!!

Look at the old buses then..... no air-con and only 1 door in the center to board and alight

Small lanes were make-shift into a wet market during the wee-hours of the day, and sometimes into a food centers or "pasar malam" by nite

Mak Pah used to hate going here coz of the smell..... but now our S'pore River is one of the cleanest...... Thank God.

My late father used to have a Vespa bike, while my uncle a Lambretta bike.... Mak Pah ever hitched a ride in that kind of lorry (red lorry) when we moved house

After that they called this place SAFTI or something..... now it seemed we have such clubhouse for our NSmen all over S'pore.... latest in Jurong West (near Boon Lay MRT/interchange)

Look at the bus then, like I mentioned earlier, no air-con and the door was in the centre fo the bus for alighting and boarding. BTW Mak Pah ever got drenched during heavy downpour while waiting for the bus to come!!!!

The theater has long been demolished and the land (opposite Clarke Quay area) is vacant now. There's a small park between National Theater and Van Kleef Aquarium and Mak Pah used to go there with classmates for our revision or project assignments.

This place was just beside the National Theater. This was the place where Mak Pah got to see for the first time live piranhas (carnivorous fishes from the Amazon)

Mak Pah and classmates normally would hang out here to do our projects, homeworks and revisions. When they opened the first branch in Marine Parade, we were among the first to patronise them coz it was near our home!!!

Mak Pah's relative used to stay at the corner flat on the highest floor in Taman Jurong. Whenever we went over during school holidays, all of us would cramp the bedroom balcony to watch the movie which was just adjacent to my relative's bedroom balcony. The drive-in had long gone and now I think you can only see Jurong Bowl and the famous Sheng Siong Supermarket there.

At one glance, it made you stand still and admired the nostalgic moment

The first time Mak Pah went to Haw Par Villa was during my primary school excursion. All of us were very young and so scared at the life-size figurines. Mak Pah could still recalled the stretch of young coconut drink stalls in front of Haw Par Villa.... The hawkers would call out to tourists in particular, to quench their thirst with young coconut drink. I could still recalled my mom would force me to put on a big hat over my head each time Mak Pah went for excursion, saying it's hot out there!!! Now you can still go there and the best part it's FOC

Mak Pah used to have difficulty pronouncing the name of this supermarket. When Cold Storage and Yaohan started to flourish, Fitzpatrick's seemed forgotten

When I was young, I used to follow my late father to Chinatown (Eu Tong Seng St) to get the latest Montagut and Three Riffle shirts. I would sit quietly in one corner while my late father would be choosing his shirts. He would also get his tailored pants sewn there.

My siblings and me loved to play catching around the Big Clock at Raffles Place (it has long be gone ever since the terrible Fire in the 70s)

Whoah... so less traffic!!!!

But this side was the parking lot.....

Look at the bum boats....

My parents used to bring us here to view the seafront panorama... that time it was the most spectacular site

Parking lot full of cars, but road quite free flow hah....

I think this could be the first Cold Storage.... look at the Santa Claus poster... big!!!

See the green roof entrance... this was where normally they displayed the Xmas decorations each year. My siblings and me would be sitting at Wisma Indonesia (then) or Wisma Atria (now) and admired the deco!!!

My classmates and me would be rushing to queue for the latest movie in town. That time there was no popcorn or hotdogs... but just a mamak stall selling kacang putih n tit-bits. My favourite was the groundnuts...so imagine peeling the skin and crunching over the nuts (noisy right)... but don't forget those eating "kuaci"!!!! But don't worry no handphone rings then!!!

This same spot looked totally different now right....!!!!

I used to follow my late father to buy the best "roti john" at one of the stall just opposite the entrance of Botanic Gardens (if not mistaken the area was called Taman Serasi)..... the queue was like a snake each time during lunch and dinner. If not mistaken the place has been demolished and majority of stall owners had moved to other parts of S'pore.

The above were just some snapshots taken way back in the 60s, and memories of them had made Mak Pah realised how precious some of the moments were. How much we missed some of the places we used to go and see. However life has to go on and we have to make ways of new development and technology. And as time goes by, we have to accept, adapt and adopt to the change in order to fit into the modern lifestyles.

So let us enjoy life to the fullest....

Lots of luv.... Mak Pah.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Vogue-U Potion - Touched By A Lost Charmed Angel In S'pore

May Peace Be With You.....

Last Thursday morning, an ^angel in disguise^ dropped in S'pore.

Surprised!!!! It's none other than VU follower from KL, Shasha Deen (http://www.lostcharmedangel.blogspot.com/).

Well a recap - Mak Pah knew Shasha from another blogger in Malacca who has a link to Shasha's blog. FYI Shasha is a big fan of Ning Baizura and after scrutinizing her facial expression, indeed she has some similarity of Ning. FYI, this blogging world is humangous. Initially Mak Pah read a link to a blogger in Pahang who wrote about the late actor, Hani Mohsin. From there Mak Pah got the link to many bloggers in M'sia and S'pore, which eventually lead Mak Pah to Shasha's blog as well. That time Mak Pah did not have a blog. However since the formation of VU blog last year, Shasha is one of the follower.

Shasha and me has never met before but we liaised via MSN, emails and facebook. When Mak Pah wrote about the opening of Universal Studios S'pore (USS) a few mths back, Shasha msn me saying she wanted to go to USS and obviously Mak Pah welcomed her. When her flight and accomodation were confirmed, she msn me again to confirm our meet. Since other VU clan were busy, Mak Pah decided to meet her alone. Nevertheless on the day of our meet, my eldest daughter and best friend were available to accompany me. Since USS is in Sentosa, Mak Pah decided to meet Shasha and her best friend, Mimi at Vivocity for dinner (FYI, Vivocity is located opposite Sentosa Island).

So after work, my friend and me met up with my daughter at Vivocity before meeting up with Shasha and Mimi. FYI Mimi is like our VU manager cum photographer, Nadh. She's carrying a Nikon camera and took our photographs that nite. Thks Mimi..... u r as great as our VU's, Nadh and Raf. But she preferred to remain out of our limelight that nite, so no picture of Mimi here.

Since Shasha did not know what to eat, I led her to Vivo's Halal Foodcourt, the Banquet. Both Shasha and Mimi were overwhelmed with the spread of different kinds of Halal foodstalls serving Chinese, North Indian, Indonesian and Western. My daughter had the the baked rice from the Western stall, whereas the rest of us ordered our dishes at the steamboat stall. Shasha had the fried fish steamboat with skimmed milk soup, while Mimi had the tomyam steamboat. Sue and myself being small eaters shared our tomyam steamboat with 1 bowl of rice each, which both of us did not finished them in the end....what a waste! I managed to eat half bowl of rice and Sue managed to finish 3/4 of her rice. All of us could not finish our steamboat except for Shasha which I was glad she enjoyed it so much.

Actually I wanted to bring Shasha and Mimi to relax at the rooftop Oasis of Vivocity. At least they could probably dunk their tired feet into the pool to relax after the whole day of fun and thrill in USS, but we were so engrossed with our chatting that all of us did not barge from the Banquet until it was about time they wanted to close shop....hehehehehe. We were all so tired but the company was fun...we laughed, joked and reminisced the experiences and the blog posts we did. Our neighbouring tables kept changing people, but we remained....hehe. The Banquet became quiet a while, then crowded, then quiet and so on...... By the time we bid farewell it was almost 10pm. We enjoyed the chat and was kind of reluctant to bid farewell for the nite. Time was so limited when we just got started to warm up the atmosphere of the company hah.

Okay, let's see the candid shots taken by Mimi that nite....... Enjoy!!!

Muacks Muacks...... Hi Shasha... (look at her curly hair...so nice!!)

Did u wait long for me? How's USS? Hungry?? bla bla bla
Steamboat flaming hot..... look at the flame under the steamboat bowl!!!
Hmmmm..... what drink should I have with my tomyam steamboat ah!!!??? Oh BTW, meet my best friend, Sue (the lady in grey) and my eldest daughter, Farisha (in purple t-shirt)
Candid shot by Mimi while we chatted after leaving the Banquet
Sweet memories with the Charmed Angel

Bidding farewell to my lovely angel.... when will I see u again!!! ooh ooh, aah aah....
To Shasha and Mimi - glad to have met you both. Both of you are a bunch of fun and exciting people. May we meet again either in S'pore again or probably next time in KL then..... InsyaAllah.

To my dear friend, Sue and my patient daughter, Farisha - thank you for the company gals......

Lots of Luv..... Mak Pah