I'm a simple girl with a li'l dream, of seeing her humble works in exquisite print, to share with all who feels for words, written with
an unsupressable urge. So indugle in my fantasies, and plow your way through my memories, greatly appreciated you will be,
if you can leave your comments here for me.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Goin' Hollywood!

Yes! I'm going to Hollywood!

I get tingles in my spine just thinking about it. I have never been to the States, much less the movie capital of the world.

A significant part of my job is to identify world-class entertainment events that we can bring in to Singapore. If we manage to lure global entertainment companies to invest and anchor top-rated events in Singapore, we could very well be on our way to become the Entertainment Capital of Asia.

This vision is exactly what is taking me to Los Angeles, California on March 31. I will be attending the 19th Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards - which is all about Kids Power! The Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards - oft-dubbed the "mini-Oscars" - will take place on April 1 @ the UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. It is the only awards show where the tots honor their favorites from the worlds of film, music, sports and television in a star-packed, messy, noisy, slime-filled live telecast from the heart of Hollywood.

I have been told that this is probably the BIGGEST kids' show in the U.S. Some of the celebrities who have appeared on the show include:

- Brad Pitt
- Michelle Pfeiffer
- Tom Cruise
- Will Smith
- Jim Carrey
- Cameron Diaz
- Mel Gibson
- Robert DeNiro
- Madonna
- Eddie Murphy
- Drew Barrymore
- Britney Spears
- Adam Sandler
- Mike Meyers,
- Cindy Crawford
- Shaquille O'Neal
- Aerosmith
- .....and the list goes on and on and on....

Besides star-gazing and droolin', I would be checking out some of LA's best attractions such as Disneyland, Universal Studios and Six Flags - which are supposedly actually quite near my hotel. Although I highly doubt I can even complete one attraction within a day.

I am also tasked to do a market check on the nightlife scene at Sunset Strip, the shopping havens at the Hollywood Entertainment District, Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive and of course some touristy stuff like the Marvel Comics Exhibition which is happening in LA right now.

You can prepare yourself for some really awesome photos when I am back next week. Hmm...I might even try to blog a mini travelogue every day - just to let you guys in on what I've been up to. How about that - a delayed "live" blogcast straight from Hollywood!

Stay tuned. :)

This is Elvina from Channel Solace, LA, California.

Monday, March 27, 2006

PinK Plugs

I would like to dedicate this short entry to these bloggers who have shown their utmost support for me by plugging proJect pinK on their blogs.

Thank you so much for believing in this dream - and for all the encouragement you have given me one way or the other. Your endorsement is truly based on blind faith - and that is indeed the most awesome gift you can offer to anyone.

Entries are coming in..slowly but surely.

Now we shall wait - and see if the women bloggers of the world will unite.

Absolutjoiz - A Bundle of Joy

Aristocrat - The Tortured Poet

DelorumRex - Delirious Rex

- Flyin' High

Life With Celia - A Shakespeare Heroine

Prince Romp - Rompin' Good Time

Quills and Swords - The Double Edge Sword

Scratchpad - The Scrabble Sensation

Sevenspell - One Sweet Fan

ZheBinEverything - Founder of Zhebinism

Thank you guys.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Maturity Demystified

Artwork by Evon Lim

I was caught off guard recently when a blogger friend asked me to explain what maturity means, and the qualities one should possess to be seen as a mature individual.

Frankly, it's not the question that got me stumped. It's who he posed that question to that almost made me tumble off my swivelling chair.

Look at me. I am the last person you would ask about maturity - seriously. I have irrational mood swings. I am freakingly emotional. I have that occasional but sudden passionate outbursts. I can be rash and impetuous. And I am a li'l girl trapped in an aging, decaying, horizontally expanding and vertically challenged body.

Ok ok. I shouldn't make excuses for myself. Since you've asked - my dear friend, so you shall receive. My concept of maturity may be warped, so please take what I blog here with a huge spoonful of salt.

Maturity - to me - is a mindset, which in turn will translate into observable behavioural patterns, and materializing in several forms such as responses, reactions, actions and speech. It is a state of the mind.

Simply put, maturity comes from within. It is often determined by oneself, but defined by others.

For example, I may feel that I'm mature because I have been through a lot in life and accumulated pain and experience along the way to emphatize and offer solid advice. I may be mature in handling work issues and politics. I'm less emotional when it comes to focusing on my goals and pursuing my dreams. My head sits tightly screwed on my shoulders when I'm depended upon to offer solutions to critical problems. I do not falter in the face of challenge and never give up when things do not go my way. My sensible and responsible nature reflect the mature me in the eyes of my friends.

On the flipside of the coin, I could also seem immature during the times I throw my tantrums, sulk or exhibit a ridiculously unreasonable behaviour, or any of the other actions I've listed in the earlier paragraphs.

Many could not resist equating age to maturity. After spending some three decades struggling in the real world, I discovered a number of older people I've encountered in the days of my life, work, school and social network are quite a distance from the nirvana state of maturity.

You cannot imagine the childish words that sprung forth from their mouths when they are angry or upset. You can hardly believe your eyes when they react mindlessly to protect their egos or pride. You cannot help laughing at the few who resort to juvenile acts for personal gains.

I don't have to go really far to prove my point. Look around you at the heads of state who fell out of favour with their people; men with graying hair in the likes of Osama bin Laden; historical figures in power who committed some of the world's gravest mistakes. Maturity seems to elude them too, isn't it?

I can't tell for sure what qualities you really need to be deem a mature person. In my humble and baseless opinion, I would think that he would be objective, calm, reasonable, and righteous (morally sound, that is). He would have the ability to differentiate right from wrong, truth from fiction, good from evil. He takes no sides, spreads no gossips, bears no grudges and exacts no vengeance.

I guess whenever I'm on the verge of veering towards the immaturity complex, I can always go back to that one reference who embodies "maturity" in every aspect of his behaviour and thought.

Think Jesus.

One really effective way is to infuse these 4 letters in each and every part of your life - WWJD.

What Would Jesus Do?

"Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values." ~ Joshua Loth Liebman

Monday, March 20, 2006

Anonymously Yours...

Artwork by Bernadette24

Sorry for harping on proJect pinK again - but I realised maybe I have not made myself clear.

The book will only list your stories, your blogger nick as well as your blog URL. It will not feature your real name, or personal details whatsoever. I asked for some of these details initially simply because if this book really takes off - I can pay you!

However I understand that most bloggers would prefer to remain anonymous. So if it's really a concern, you can still choose not to reveal your true identity.

Furthermore, the criteria listed are not set in stone. Just submit your favourite blog entry, or what you really, really wanna rant about - and leave the rest to me. Just be true to yourself.

What you see in the book will be what appears on your blog! :)

I need more entries.
Where is 'girl power' when you really need it?

Sunday, March 19, 2006

For Heaven's Sake....

....I am not looking for a New York Times bestseller author. Nor a potential Putlizer Prize winner. Neither am I trying to discover the next JK Rowling or Judith McNaught.

The success of proJect pinK can only take off - if a girl dares to dream and see her works in print. It will never come to fruition - if every female blogger thinks that her work is not "good" enough. If you can blog, you have already fulfilled the most important criteria of this project.

I am looking for stories. Stories that make good reading. Stuff that you share on your blogs. The musings you blog about. The experiences that you have shared so openly on the world wide web.

proJect pinK is never going to be a super blockbuster with millions in the making. It was not the objective in the first place.

No. It's is a little project that aims to bring together the women of the blogosphere - and compile some of their favourite entries. It's a mini dream to showcase the female bloggers who are bold enough to share their lives and stories so openly to the entire world.

Now if blogging is never an issue - where there is absolute zero control on the internet, why would putting some stories that you have wrote before on a book be so daunting?

Even if your stories are not saucy or juicy or mind-blowing, it's really not important. It is who you are that is significant to the project. I want to read the heartfelt stories you blog about. I want to share the joys you experience in some of your memories. I want to encapsulate your thoughts when you are feeling lousy.

If it's good enough to be shared online, it will definitely make it into this book. I want real women, with real stories to tell, who sometimes may live out another life through a URL.

For every girl who knows about proJect pinK but shys away from it, for whatever reasons, I am one step nearer to aborting this dream. To be honest, I am already quite disheartened by the many "Oh it's a great project but I don't think my stories are good enough so I will not participate" comments. I have always thought if a group of like-minded people form an allegiance to pursue a common goal, nothing is impossible. Especially more so if it's made up of confident, sincere and real women like the many who have been reading this blog.

Maybe I was wrong.

I appreciate all the "moral support" given to this dream - and am humbled by the many who think that this effort is applaudable. But if all positive encouragement only boils down to zero submission, this project in my opinion - is a total failure - and should be buried deep and never be spoken of ever again.

So here's my plea - Don't judge your own works even before I am given a chance to read it. proJect pinK can only go as far as the women behind it.

So for heaven's sake, please........ just submit your stories already. :)

"A man's face is his autobiography.
A woman's face is her work of fiction." ~ Oscar Wilde

Thursday, March 16, 2006

proJect pinK

Artwork by =grimcinder

proJect pinK (working title) is a brainchild of yours truly. It is meant to be experimental, no fluff, witty and candid.

Since it's called proJect pinK, obviously it's for da chicks and babes only. I've absolutely nothing against bimbos, sluts and bitches, so you are more than welcomed to participate as long as you can write (with substance of course).

If you are a female/lady/woman/girl blogger, all you have to do is submit your best, sauciest, scandalous, sexiest, juciest, most tear-jerking, most emotional, most unbelievable blog entries to projectpink@mail.com. I would need about 150-200 entries, so do spread this news around to any female blogger friend of yours.

The success of this project depends on the quality of the submissions. Here's a mini-guide on what proJect pinK is looking for.

What's Sizzling:
- eye-openers
- heartstrings tugger
- real life accounts
- love, lies and lingerie
- confessions
- secrets
- men
- unique stories
- dating
- struggles
- death
- autobiographies
-.....and other irresistible content.

What's Fizzling
- days of your lives (yawn..)
- run-of-the-mill stories (real or otherwise)
- copyrighted materials
- slanderous and libelous topics
- movies/music reviews
- unoriginal materials
- ...and any other sleep-inducing topics

What's the criteria? Initially I had a list of 1,698 terms and conditions, but then I realized I couldn't remember all of them so I decided to trash them all away.

Criteria for submissions
- 2,500-5,000 words per entry
- multiple submissions are ok
- submissions from other countries are welcome (as long as they can prove their gender)
- check for grammar and spelling mistakes
- use font Arial, size 12: double spacing
- give an attention-grabbing title to your entry
- illustrations submitted must be original (or the copyright owners will sue the pants off ya)
- save your entries in a word document, together with a cover page including these details:
(1) real name + blog name (if any)
(2) age
(3) your blog's URL
(4) contact number
(5) email address

and finally

(6) a short paragraph of about 600 words on what you think about MEN

This shall be a mini-prologue that leads to your entry.

By now, it should be evident that proJect pinK is an anthology of stories from babes who blog. As this is an experimental project, I am not expecting to make money out of this.

But if miraculously, there is a high demand because of the writers' collective marketing efforts on their own blogs, and to their friends - we might just have that winning formula. :)

proJect pinK will come with a handy dandy marketing e-book to help all contributors sell and market this unique paperback. Contributors will be remunerated by the number of books sold (don't ask me how much 'cos i don't know yet. besides, that's a career limiting move.).

Limited editions will be produced - so that it will be highly exclusive.

Will advise on the price once the project nears completion. For now, you can start spreading the word, or place an advanced order for the book by sending an email to proJect pinK.

By the way, this is an authentic project, nothing like the Contemporary Dictionary of The Vulgar Tongue.

I know for a fact that you girls are good. Let's try and see if we can make our dreams come true.


This book will only list your stories, your blogger nick as well as your blog URL.

It will not feature your real name, or personal details whatsoever. I need some of these details for my own file so that if this book really takes off - I can PAY you! But if it bothers you so much, you can still choose not to reveal your true identity.

What you see in the book will be what appears on your blog! :)

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


Artwork by RimFrost

I got tagged by Sonic to do this song meme - which in a way, challenges my music knowledge. I do listen to a varied of different music genres though - anything from Smooth Jazz, Rock, Pop, Retro, Hip Hop, R&B, Ballads, Classical, Instrumental and New Age. Since there's nothing to lose (nor gain), so what the heck....here goes my music roll:-

1. A song by a Beatle/Beatles:
A Hard Day's Night (my personal anthem)

2. A song featuring piano as the main instrument:
Fields of Gold by Emi Fujita (cover of Sting)

3. A song with a woman’s name in the title:
Judy, Judy, Judy by Johnny Tillotson

4. A song with a man’s name in the title:
Vincent by Don McLean

5. A song about money:
She Works Hard For The Money by Donna Summer

6. A song with weather in the title:
It's Raining Men by Weather Girls

7. A song with parentheses in the title (these are parentheses):
Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) by The Offsprings

8. A song made by a punk band:
Blitzkrieg Bop by The Ramones

9. A song with the word “song” in the title:
Love Song for a Vampire by Annie Lennox

10. A song you love so much you stop and listen whenever you hear it/ put it on repeat mode and never get sick of it:
Sailing by Rod Stewart

"Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul." ~ Anonymous

Sunday, March 12, 2006

What You Think Of Moi

Remember that Johari Window that you guys have done for me?
Most of you think I am intelligent (48%), friendly (44%) and independent (36%).

By the way, some people think I am silly!! That's quite funny. I wonder why?

All Percentages

able (12%) accepting (0%) adaptable (8%) bold (16%) brave (0%) calm (0%) caring (16%) cheerful (12%) clever (12%) complex (4%) confident (48%) dependable (8%) dignified (0%) energetic (8%) extroverted (12%) friendly (44%) giving (4%) happy (8%) helpful (8%) idealistic (4%) independent (36%) ingenious (4%) intelligent (48%) introverted (4%) kind (0%) knowledgeable (24%) logical (4%) loving (8%) mature (0%) modest (4%) nervous (0%) observant (4%) organised (8%) patient (8%) powerful (8%) proud (8%) quiet (0%) reflective (16%) relaxed (0%) religious (4%) responsive (4%) searching (4%) self-assertive (24%) self-conscious (4%) sensible (0%) sentimental (12%) shy (0%) silly (8%) spontaneous (16%) sympathetic (4%) tense (0%) trustworthy (12%) warm (20%) wise (0%) witty (28%)

Created by the Interactive Johari Window,
on 11 March 2006, using data from 25 respondents.
You can make your own
Johari Window, or view LaoNiang's full data.

Actually, what you didn't really know is I am actually very shy, self-conscious and rebellious. Of course that didn't really come across in this blog. I suspect I am beginning to display the traits of someone having a dissociative identity disorder.

There seems to be multiple Elvinas edging their way out to voice their individualistic opinions on this blog. Ya...I freak myself out sometimes.

Which is the real me?

I don't have the answer really. I think I am going mad.

“My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself,
is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit
of my own individuality.” ~ Oscar Wilde

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Please - Don't Try This At Work

This blog is rated [PG] - Parental Guidance required

For some unknown reasons, I feel a sense of national obligation to conduct a sex education tutorial online. Though I know some of you are probably Masters of Copulation, it probably wouldn't hurt to go through the basics again, for old times' sake.

For a fully-animated, mini-sex education syllabus, tap your mouse HERE and click on the avatar on the left side bar. A modern online karma sutra guide - each of the 21 styles/positions come with mind-boggling names such as "The Persuading of The Debtor", "The Squashing of The Deck Chair" and "The Playing of The Cello".

The avatars in fornication, though they look quite static, are hopelessly funny when you turn up the sound effects.

Having said that, unless you are dying to declare your insatiable and fervent sexual appetite, it would be wise to check your surroundings before you do so. Especially more so if your boss is single, lonely and horny.
Source: Mal at www.welcometowallyworld.com

"I don't know the question, but sex is definitely the answer." ~ Woody Allen

Friday, March 10, 2006

eBuy: New Tasteless Paperback!

Have you come across a situation when you were extremely pissed - and you needed some really aggressive words to express your rage - and you realised to your horror, that no dictionary in the world could offer any assistance - Oxford, Cambridge or otherwise?

Introducing the Contemporary Dictionary of The Vulgar Tongue - a collective of obscene and rude expletives - heard and use in today's highly corrupted society.

Artwork by Philip

Inspired by the Classical Dictionary of The Vulgar Tongue (see pic below), this glossary is updated with the newest and latest profanities, expounded by the generations of this era.

Click HERE to download the online text version.

Painstakingly compiled by first-time IgNobel Prize Winner - obscure writer Elvina de Culprit, this tongue-in-cheek dictionary brings a whole new meaning to the definitions of déclassé words. Written in a politically-correct style, the Contemporary Dictionary of The Vulgar Tongue promises to be an intriguing companion whenever you are in need of crude and plebian language.

Here's a sneak preview of what you'll see in this amazing book:


Ass·holes: n. vulgar slang
They are full of shit. They live a shitty life and get sat on every day. They often get screwed and they stink. Big time.

B·itch: noun
She revels in a dog-eat-dog world. She is notorious for cavorting with all the male dogs and barking up the wrong trees. And yes, she also loves to bite the hand that feeds her.

Dick·head: n. vulgar slang
Seriously true to his namesake - a walking humanoid with a male anatomy in place of a head. Used for purging of waste matter and as a sex tool. No other merits found to date.

Id·i·ots: noun
They come in two versions: Complete and Total. There's hardly any noticeable difference between the two. Suffer from severe IQ Deficiency Syndrom. No upgrades available.

Lo·ser: noun
Horrendously clueless and thinks he's Casonava reincarnate. Easily identifiable as he usually bores a bright, blinking "L" on his forehead. Super effective appetite suppressant.

Pr·ick: noun
A typical pain-in-the-arse. Synonymous to causing sharp mental and physical pain. Anything or anyone named after a penis could only mean one thing: They should be circumcised (i.e. sexually mutilated)

Scum·bags: n. slang
Carriers of disgusting filth and trash. Seen as the lowest life in the organic food chain. Packed with lies, corruption and despicable acts. Lifetime guarantee.

These and more - in the all-new first edition of the Contemporary Dictionary of The Vulgar Tongue. Get your copy today at special price of S$39.99 - exclusively for blog readers only!

Call 1900-I-Am-Vulgar or click on the book cover below and place your order now! Whilst stocks last.


"No crime is vulgar, but all vulgarity is crime." ~ Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Mood Colour: Blue

I am feeling shitty today. In fact, I've been so blue for the last week.

Family: Extremely strained. Irreparable.

Friends: Neglected them. Guilty.

Work: More Projects. Less time.

Health: Visibly weaker. Tired.

Personal: Feels misunderstood. Unappreciated.

I don't wanna talk about it.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Tell Me Something I Don't Already Know

This is a month of self-discovery. I know who I am, what I am. But it's kinda cool when the personality tests you take reaffirms that. While I am hammering away at my keyboard on another controversial blog entry, why don't you read on and check out the results I've gathered from some of these cutesy personality tests I took online!

Lemme know if you agree with the analysis. I personally reckon some of them are freaking accurate and uncannily true in their descriptions of me! Worth a laugh - if not for anything else...! :P

Thanks to Pip from Whimsical Wonderland for all these cool personality tests!

What Element Am I?


Your element is Fire.

Strong, hot tempered, powerful, and passionate. Well now lets see, being fire you are quite strong and powerful be it mentally, physically or both. People look up to you greatly and often seek your protection.

You have the ability to gain many friends and you are always one people can count on to do what you say you will do. You are extremely loyal, be it friends or family you'll stick up for them and you are never willing to put them in a position that could hurt them.

You know what roll you play in life, leader, and you intend to let people know it. Not everyone is capable of leadership but you certainly have the willpower and flare to do it. You have quite a temper if it shows itself, one that can often lead you into trouble. Once your mind is made up there is no changing it but no one said that was a bad thing.

What is your true element?

What Kind of Tea Am I?

Chamomile Tea

You are Chamomile Tea.

You are an original! Helpful to anyone in need and always willing to lend a hand, you take action but not through violence. People listen to you for you have a knack for giving wonderful advice!

Many look up to you and you try your best not to let them down. You have many friends steadfast and some who consider themselves lucky to be near you. You may have been hurt in the past but you dont let that stand in your way!

You have a wonderful outlook on life and try to see the good in people which is an awesome gift!

What type of Tea are you?

What Is My Inner Age?


You are a SWEET TEEN!!!

Yes you are a teenager from 13 - 19. Quite a little rebel haha... just kidding!

You think as a teenager, you see everything quite simple, but soon you will realize it is not that simple. In my opinion you look at things in a very beautiful way. =)

What is your inner age?

What Kind Of Couple Am I and My Partner?


You are the loving couple.

Now all couples love but you two seem to be perfect for each other. You hardly fight, you're not afraid to show your feelings in public, and you understand each other.

That's not to say you don't have your bumpy points in the road. You may have huge arguments but you never get over each other and you put each other first no matter what. If you mess up you try to see what was wrong and try to improve it.

What Kind Of Couple Are You And Your Partner?

Am working on some interesting entries now and creating graphics for those blogs, so in the interim, do amuse yourself with these fun tests first! Love to hear your comments as well as your test results!