Sunday, March 29, 2009

Earth Hour @ Capsquare KL 2009 pt 2

For the older generation, especially baby boomers, turning off your lights for an hour sounds nonsensical and impossible. I was talking to sweets yesterday about the event I attended, and he said none of the houses in Seremban participated, which was what exactly I expected.

Rough estimation of more than 500 people were at Capsquare attended the Earth Hour's Walk of Hope and it's countdown to lights off. It's only the first time held in Malaysia, and with the wanders of word-of-mouth, I believe in time more will join.

I don't know the real reasons for some of the youths that came, but I'm glad they did. We youths are probably the most radical, and the most outspoken of all generation so maybe it's time we agree on something similar. It was also like in another different place, so many baby boomers in dreadlocks (not kidding) and so many creativity aura it was awesome to be a part of it :) I saw this old Chinese dude in a square and round on each side framed glasses! How cute is that?

Truthfully, I wasn't sure whether my housemates would want to turn their lights off for an hour either, but something in me wanted to participate in the hype so badly. When I got the free tickets I called my working friends, and finally Sway said yes!


We reached there around 6.30PM, roamed around Capsquare and went to the redemption booth to collect random free stuffs. It didn't really look like a counter, no papers, no bags, no queues, no nothing! So I asked the lady and she melancholy said 'it's all gone.' I went emo for a few seconds but understood, 'cause we were pretty late. Then I wondered the cripes were the tickets for then? Oh well, we left the booth and checked out some environmental friendly bags. Alot, and I mean by alot of the bags are worth stealing. They're designed by both international and local designers, and none of them are for sell! It was so heartbreaking I tell you, those are the kinda bags that I digg!

Here's the designs and creative artwork convention;


This is a creative artwork out of beers!

These were among the performers that night during the one hour. I called them 'Firemen' because they breathed and played and danced with fire. I didn't get to see much because I was too short, and the guy infront of me was too tall. I peeptoed every few minutes, trying to steal a glimpse of the performances, pretty awesome especially when the fire blaze up.

Candles assembled making a big 60 was pretty cute too. I wanted to climb up the stairs of a club nearby and take a picture of it from top, but those bunch of men up there didn't allow since they were guarding the place. This is the highest and tallest I manage to take from!

To those who participated in Earth Hour in any forms, thank you so much and please start doing little by little and blessed be, you don't have to explain to your children or grandchildren what a polar bear or a lion is in future.

See you next year!

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Earth Hour @ Capsquare KL 2009

I will be attending the Earth Hour Gathering (March 28, 2009) at Capsquare Kuala Lumpur tomorrow evening from 6PM onwards!



I initially wanted to ask Calyn since I haven't seen her for super long, but it was too last minute and she wasn't sure whether she could make it; so I decided to ask the other person I haven't seen in awhile, Sway!

I got this event's tickets for free (yes, I'm a freeloader) from sweetheart for winning some random FlyFM quizzes. I've taught the boy well *grins* because I've always encouraged him to join any games or random plays when he's free. Trust me, it's fun and beneficial.

Make sure you say hello to me and my very single, very sexy, very available friend of mine if you spot us :)

ps sway: wear really sexy clothes! hahahaha. ok, don't kill me, i love you.

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I think I love high heels way too much

...or I'm just plain short and I hate that fact.

High heels are unhealthy creations. They make your legs shake when walking on rough surface, and you will constantly feel unstable. My mum told me when you age, you'll get Athritis or cold knees for wearing too much heels during your younger years. I don't know whether this is a fact, but there's something about it that is so belivable and realistic.

Yet, I check them out more than I check out hot people. I drool over them. I get envious when I see celebrities wear them. I dream over them. I googled them. I learned about them.

There's this common understanding among all ladies that the prettier the heels are, the more painful they are too. Especially when they have gorgeous colourful stones as decoration or straps that are taking way too much of our time when we put them on.

Today, I wore heels for 10hours. My personal best record was 19hours. It was from 6AM to 1AM, inclusive of walking towards the LRT Station which is about 5 minutes from my house, and back. Of course there are times I sat down comfortably, but I think all of you would agree with me that heels aren't socks, nor flip-flops.

When I started dating Daren, I had more reasons to wear heels. It seems terribly unfair to look one head shorter than him, it weakens my confidence, and his thoughts worried me. Things got more serious, and more often than not he encouraged me not to try so hard when with him. Though the 6feet son of a gun can run away with any sweet words he whispers, I still love heels! Way too much and I'm now contemplating on sleeping after this and skipping assignments because that damn heels worn me offffff.

Damn, I should be like The Heels Wonderwoman or something.


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Plan cancelled. TOO MUCH assignments.

Oh, went to Gloria Jean's Coffee today for the first time (tak tipu) for Ladies Day and it was pretty good. 50% off on food and drinks for ladies, so that was the time I get to temberang abit. Heee Heee. Had three items from the menu and everything cost less than RM10! Highly Recommended from Moi!

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Thai Club KL (PG 13)

**Profanity words involved

I've been to alot of clubs from all around Malaysia, the dodgiest, the best and the most packed - but what I saw last night was an eye-opener I've never experienced in all my clubbing life before.

If it wasn't for my friend, I would have thought that that place was a brothel.
When I first entered the club area, I saw five Chinese ladies wearing minis, sitting suggestively. They were grumbling and complaining in Chinese which I can only assume the slow business.

I went in and was taken to sit behind the bars (literally), and waited to be served with drinks. All of the sudden I felt too green to be in that place. All the Angmoh men around me were caressing at least one woman, feeding them alcohol like it's water, and licking and kissing their faces like only a lover should. Other tables were gambling so openly, I felt suspicious, ashamed, and out of place.

Other older men around were looking at me like I was this cold meat, that I was there by force (which I was), and that they could read what I was thinking - that what we're doing is a disgrace. I got scared for a minute, diverting my disgusted face to focusing on the foreigners dancing on stage craving for attention from the crowd.

Things got a little nastier when they played Pussycat Dolls. One girl got up to the podium next to the DJ and started shaking her ass, intentionally sliding her super-mini-skirt upwards slowly showing off her black panty. The men around her got excited making noises like animals preying for food. The DJ joined her at the podium, and started dancing with her to what turned into a public dry-hump.

My cousins and I were slightly offended by the display of such Vegas-like behaviours of the crowd, "slightly" because we were laughing in disbelief as well. I was looking around trying to find people who were in the same state of mind as ours, but to our expectation everyone were doing the same thing as well.

It was like mass orgy.

The boys on my left were trying their luck on a young Chinese lady aged maybe around 17-21, gave her free drinks and started a queue to make out with her. The couple on my right was doing a dryhump as well, with the obese Indian man which I assume is filthy rich because he had a Rolex on his left hand, dancing with her also to what looked like as 'buttfucking' the lady.

A couple on my far right was fighting and screaming their lungs out at each other, and in seconds they stormed out of the bar. The girl which was a non-local, a Thai or a Phillipino was pulling the Angmoh's shirt and holding on to it forcing him to stay, the Angmoh furious, pushed the lady to the floor so brutally - I was so close to run and console her, but she got up quickly and started chasing after him.

I was more worried than shock.

At that instant, I saw what parents see in clubbing, what non-clubbers hate about clubbing, why we labelled clubbers, why others appreciate other activities more than clubbing. It was like a sneak peak of hell. Though I also do believe that my guilt senses were amplified because it's lent.

I didn't want to judge any of the men, nor the women. But it was almost impossible either not to put the blame on them on cases such as knocked-up and women classified as sex objects. I never really opposed prostitution but last night pushed me to contradict myself. The whole thing look so messed up, never had I seen and felt so much sex in my life before, there was a moment I even considered not going to such places anymore.

It was just a moment, after much ignoring other people I ended up having a really good time.


Love,
Jacqkie@ Jacqueline Rowena

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Last year of Degree

Classes started few weeks ago, and by next week I have four assignments to pass up.

The timetable is disrupting my eating habits, the classes are draining me out causing me to pick up sleeping inconsistencies. Basically, as soon as I reach home (usually with bad migrain), I will immediately go to my bed and sleep. I will usually wake up at about 8 something, and doesn't get hungry because I had tea-break at around 3pm.

So I wake up feeling confused on whether or not I should eat dinner and do my work. I will eventually not eat dinner, use the laptop until late at night, and then feel hungry.

That's what I mean by disrupting my mealtimes! :(

I've tried changing my daily routine the past few days since sleeping late and waking up early is never productive to me no matter how many of my friends are able to do it ; I just can't. I have been trying to stay awake after class and making sure I eat my dinners, drain myself until I'm really out of my battery and sleep before 12am, so that I can wake up - refreshed!

I'm currently in my last year of Degree which means I'll be working next year. I cannot believe I've been in Taylor's College for 4 years now, studying in this field I love the most. Sure there are things about this field I wish to be changed, but perfect is boring.

Advertising has been tiring. We've been watching way too many advertisements for our own good. Some are funny, some are just plain nonsensical. We have to breath and see advertising, making sure we take chances in analysing the advertisements whenever we can.

Despite all I've said, I love my university life, I know I'll miss it, and it's an experience like no other.

So ladies, and gentlemen - It's cool to stay in school! :)

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Rest: The Ultimate Beauty Tip

May the sun shines on us today when we go for our shoppings, luncheons, family days and even churches. The past few days have been rather gloomy and windy, hence the flu that's been passed around to everyone. Not only that, mother nature has been pretty scary lately making every afternoons steamingly hot and every nights winterly cold (even in Malaysia).

Have a good rest, leave the alcohol for other healthier weekends, read a book and have some tea, spend time with your family while your resting at home. If you have the time for fuzziness in your heart, check out MiniMiniMiniMoe and be tingled with cuteness :)

Yes, I am easily influenced - especially when it comes to the things that is close to my heart and things that matters most. I knew about this campaign when Ms Jenny talked about it few years back, but I forgot to support it. Mum has been using anti-ageing products and I have been using beauty products since forever. Though Dove is and always will be a part of the beauty industry as well, at least they appreciate the non-photoshopped other side of beauty.

It's completely of your prerogative to use any materials you want but at the end of the day you have to settle with what you have and don't have even if those things helped or didn't help you.

Here's a video I love the most;



Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Love is in the Air!

This is the first time Daren hasn't call or sms me in 10 hours since the 18months we've been together.

I miss him terribly, but from the bottom of my heart; I am alot happier that he's out there enjoying the company of his buddies without an additional lady in the group to worry about.

Since the day we got together, we've given each other undivided attention even when we're physically separated. I'd call him every few hours to check up on him, and he'd do the same to know my whereabouts. It was like a constant reminder to each other that despite the distance, our contrasting environment always reminds us of us.

Like how I'm unable to finish my venti sized Java Chip and there was no one else who was able to gulp it for me, or when he would break awkward silence with his random wild curiousity that usually involves animals, or his disturbing excess of nature calls that always disrupts the outing's plan, or his indecisiveness in selecting what to eat from a poster-sized menu in mamaks and eventually orders the same thing for every visit.

Just recently, we've discussed about making our relationship stronger than ever, and we've confessed our insecurities that we had back when we were new - that were fatal to both. We've come to conclusions that we need to grow as individuals eventhough our circle of friends most of the time overlap. We've talked about encouraging each other to spend more quality time with our close friends through mamak sessions, movies, checking out girls(You naughty boys), futsal and even shopping.

He was always an outdoorsy, sociable guy but ever since he got together with me he has become more domestic, simple and relaxed. I have always felt guilty of robbing his social life back when he was single, thats why I have to push him time and time again to appreciate his free time. That he needs to not worry and care about his little baby so much, and start living for himself. He is a gentle, sensible friend that cares a little too much about me sometimes and I've wished to him not to treat me as such because I wan't him to own and love his personal space.

Frankly, I couldn't believe a boy-girl relationship could turn to something so effortless and so platonic-like. I can't believe we've gone pass infatuation stage and we're now concentrating on stronger permanent tie that is build on trust. I'm extremely proud of him and myself and we both know that deep down, we owe each other so much for shaping us who we are today.

Dear readers, I'm not really sure what kind of perception or expectations you have from your partner or the other gender, but I can tell you this; your fancy wishes will most probably not be met. No one remains the same throughout their life so to expect someone to 'accept you for who you are' is too much because you will change, and you will contradict. Love should be something that is found by you and not something that is stumbled upon. It's something that can be worked-on, and it cannot be physically abusive. It's something that you secretly can't live without no matter what facade you put on you to show others. It's something humbling, mellow and almost medicinal.

Love yourself as much as you can before putting it out for others. Put on the most colourful makeup or shoes, start speaking to everyone in the language of love and start your day with a song thats puts you at your best behaviour! Imagine the moving clouds forming a happy face, and remember that it means you have one more day to laugh! Let go of your imagination, and share it to your loved ones when you see them :)

Dear bestie (yes it's you handsome), thank you for enjoying yourself so much today. Your positive energy coloured and infected my day, hence my fun outing with the girls too! If I could, I would buy you all the things I saw today that I know you needed just to pamper and spoil you, and THAT's realistically how much I'm in love with you :)


Love,
Jacqkie @ Jacqueline Rowena

Monday, March 09, 2009

Kindness Revolution

I want to be like an India Arie or a Jason Mraz. They're the kind of lyricists that makes me sleep better and happier at night, injects hope and positivity to me whenever I'm reaching the stagnant point.

I first clubbed when I was 17, right after I was done with SPM. Back then, I knew they were going to play a couple of famous radio songs and I knew my natural reaction would be ' to move'. I didn't allow myself to drink at that time, only because I didn't want to break mum's trust. They were a couple of times I lied about sleeping over, but I think she figured out that long ago when she realised I've been packing heels to a sleepover.

The good times I had in all those parties and clubs, defines who I am an inch more by the day. I used to feel ashame of dancing and singing infront of my families and friends, but the more I learn to take opportunities the more I discover new things in life. There were also times how I used my age as an excuse to enjoy the happy hours, but more often that not I take it as an attribute to my personality.



Life is simple, but a lot of us choose to make it complicated. How you're suppose to wait in jam to reach to your destination, but you took another way with hopes it saves you a couple of minutes only to find out the alternative road takes as long as staying in the jam.

Daren has this friend who's been doing backpacking for a couple of months now - the idea actually thrills me. Some people do these kind of stuffs to look within themself and to figure out their purpose in life, because at one point or another you do reach a stretched long road and you can't seem to identify the fullstop. Spending the afternoon with these boys reinforce what I believe in life, that the taste of winning is amplified if you're a kinder person. The other team played with anger, and I don't think how could anger possibly make one happy? It doesn't generate the soft fuzzy feeling that we all are too familiar of! It should tasted bitter then!

While others backpack, I - on the other hand had to leave my comfort zone 3 years ago, stalked by notorious Middle Eastern men, found and lost a bestfriend, bravely left a clique because I wasn't connected to it, worked with the worst and the best individuals, drown into unhealthy relationships, highlighted my hair with blonde streaks, started a blog that had created both controversies and confrontations by people I love, faked friendships because it's the easiest way to survive, and fell in love with a younger boy; all these to be able to find myself.

I've discovered so many little big details about myself these past few years. So, so many and the journey is not even close to ending. A lot of people say you're supposed to do something you're good at, not necessarily what you want. I'm differing this.

I want to be a good lyricist even if this takes time. Someone who brings the better out of other people, and encourage living. I want to enjoy dancing & singing because my skin feels rejuvenated when I share my happiness with others. I want to be a courteous, happier blogger because I believe more in kindness revolution, and for those who despise happy people - I encourage you to stay bitter and see what you'll miss! I'll sigh over bad days but I'll listen to the music & feel the sun to know that there's still tomorrow. I'll laugh about the silliest things and live for the bigger reasons.

I've discovered that I'm generally a happier person - and I'm going to infect you with my happybug because smile looks so much better on you!

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Jason Mraz Live in KL

Sorry for delaying this post, I only decided to blog about Jason Mraz Live in KL after having trouble sleeping caused by gastric.

That aside, let's focus on what I'm really supposedly to be blogging about now. Jason Mraz came down to KL last Tuesday (I really wanted to stalk him at KLIA that day, but I got class) for his concert in Stadium Negara on 4th March.

Daren drove to the Stadium, with me, Shaneil & Denise tagging along. It was our first time driving there, so we got lost for abit but almost immediately found our way back after recognising the landmarks and whatnot. Reached there pretty late, RM10 for parking (I was like, WTF?! at first, then realised that I haven't paid anything for this concert just yet, so might as well) and miraculously bumped into Jenhan & Carmen as they reached there a couple of minutes later than us. So I passed to them their tickets, and bought some food, and part our own ways (different tickets).

We weren't allowed to bring in cameras to the concert - but I ignored their warn of course, and brought the camera in only to realise, about a million more cameras were flashing away! I started snapping seconds after seated!

The concert started at about 8.10pm, with Make it Mine as his opening song! Omg, everyone else was so damn excited we were (ahem, me) screaming and shrieking so loudly after 7 years of waiting! He was quite thoughtful actually, when he came on stage he asked whether everyone was there already and started the show after gazillions answered him back with screams!

He was amazing. Beyond amazing! Wait, that's an understatement. He was inexpicably good that I swear, there's even a point where I was salivating because I was wowing (literally jaw-drop) making that huge O for far too long! His voice sounded just like what we'd always hear in the radio, but better! He was funny throughout the whole concert shaking his bootey with cheesy dance moves, and even interacted with the crowd with some dance tips!

I knew he was a cool guy, but I couldn't believe he was THAT cool.




Opening Song - Make it Mine (Latest Album)

Check out the three Saxophone players, they're wearing Malaysian FC Shirt!

You have to YouTube this part! Right before Dynamo of Volition

Them waving goodbye :(

Check out his shirt!

Almost every intro for his songs were different from each and another. He even mixed some songs of Bob Marley's and Oasis' Wonderwall, how awesome is that! Oh, he played the small guitar as well - and he's freaking good.

I don't dare say which was my favourite but if you have to make me swear against his name, I would probably pick Geek in the Pink. The song's energetic and he makes us even more excited and pumped up with his rapping - goodness, that whiteboy was born to rap I tell you!

He's brilliant in bringing the crowd all hyped up and stuff, throwing out cheeky remarks and playing around with the ladies especially after countless of times asking the girls to follow his words, and was incredibly witty with his jokes!

What I was so envious the most was the part that he threw Polaroid pictures of him/ band members with the audience at that instant, and threw it away at that moment too! Argh! I was seated far enough for me not to be able to get 'em, so I was pretty dissapointed at that. Sedih. If I get that, it would probably the best concert memento ever!!!

Here's a list of the songs that he sang (not in order and that I remember):
1. Make it Mine
2. Dynamo of Volition
3. The Remedy (I Won't Worry)
4. Live High
5. Butterfly
6. Beautiful Mess
7. I'm Yours
8. Geek in the Pink
9. Lucky
10. You and I Both
11. Life is Wonderful

After Mraz, I hope India Arie comes next :)

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Lucky

Listening to - Jason Mraz Live High



I'm so excited about tomorrow night, it feels surreal that the most awesomest favouritest bestest music genius in the entire world will be performing right infront of me! omygahhh!

I know not to expect much, because they're so many circumstances that could make it a bad one - it being outdoor stadium and noisy, Jason being too micromini on stage, and it raining heavily! Fear, I tell you! However, I've decided to have fun because his fans have told me that he's great with live concerts, so I really can't wait. Really.

Here's the exact story behind all those tickets I've been selling;

Exactly about a month ago, I heard from Mix FM that they're the official radio station for Jason Mraz Live in Malaysia and I couldn't help but got, so so darn excited about it! They were giving away tickets & meet & greet prizes, and I've decided to try my luck in those contests. My initial plan was to win the Meet & Greet because I really didn't mind paying his tickets.

What started off as playing chances became this crazy obsession! The first two weeks were crazy, I would wake up as early as 8am in the morning to listen to the cue to call, and sleep at 12am to end my night. After a couple of days of listening instensely to the radio (I'm not kidding! It's to the extend I fell asleep on the couch with my cat sitting on my face, and even called Daren an hour later than I promised) I've finally recorded a pattern.

I knew exactly what time was Serena C & Pietro, and the other 3 DJs will be giving away the tickets and this made my life easier. I only had to wake up when the time is up, and do other things I needed to do until it's the cue to call. Unfortunately, even after the recognizable pattern & my pyschotic obsession over winning the Meet & Greet Prizes for the past two weeks - I never got through Mix FM calls.

I didn't gave up, of course.

After around the 30th heartbreak (not kidding), I switched to Hitz.FM only to find out that they're also giving away Jason Mraz tickets, infact way easier! All I had to do was to call in, when I'm Yours is playing and be the 5th caller through, and pray hard your call gets through!

The first time I listened to Hitz.FM after weeks of Mix.FM's Advertisements' Immunisation, I heard Jason's I'm Yours, and I called in. Patiently, (while singing I'm Yours pula tuh) I waited for my dial tone to die off yet again.

BUT, SOMEONE PICKED UP!!!!!!!!!!

Rudy picked up, and I got SO shocked, I was speechless for a good 10 seconds! And the rest is history, except me not giving up on the Meet & Greet. I was so happy beyond words could describe, not because I won the tickets, but because I got through, maybe I was just too damn tired of waiting. I sang for Rudy, which Carmen heard me -.-.

I was still so persistent about the money can't buy/ priceless Meet & Greet & found out that Channel [V] & Astro was organising another Jason Mraz's Meet & Greet. With no hesitation, I tried my luck again.

And I was among the Lucky 32 to win the tickets.

When I saw the email, I had the WTF moment which took me about almost half an hour figuring out what the hell should I do next.

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I'm so sorry if it sounds like I'm rubbing in my lucky winnings, but I assume all of you know me well enough that I don't do those prideless things :) I'm just happy, I'm so freaking lucky!

Mraz, J: I'm building the world myself and putting new hats on everybody one by one... Before I go out I'm gonna have people in Tutus, Cops wearing Sombreros, Stockbrockers with Viking Hats, Priests with Panties on their heads. In the world I'm building, everybody shouts hello to everybody else from their car windows. People have speakers attached to their chests that pour out music so you can tell from a distance what mood they're in, and they won't be too chicken to get naked when the rain comes.

Love,
Jacqkie @ Jacqueline Rowena

Monday, March 02, 2009

Another two (2) Jason Mraz Tickets for sale![SOLD]



Detailed explaination will be posted on how I get these tickets, needless it's the wanders of prayers! :)

I'm selling off another two (2) Jason Mraz's Concert tickets worth RM138! It's the Rock Zone (Free Standing). [SOLD]

The concert is this coming Wednesday, from 8.00pm-10.00pm in Stadium Negara!

Hurry Up! The concert is already sold-out! :)




Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.