Kids Gallery at One City Mall USJ

The Rise of Mini Shopaholics!

Another of Sophie Kinsella’s best-seller, Mini Shopaholic! (Source: Internet)


Recently, my writer, Mel and I were assigned to the opening of Kids Gallery at One City Mall USJ. Mel was worried if we ended up stuck in traffic, so we left the office earlier. I was driving this time.

The drive was as pleasant as it was the best ways for us to gossip about the world, haha. Mel being the Know-It-All of the Who’s Who and Everything-In, shared a lot of stuff. Every time he asked me if I’ve seen the latest music videos or read about the latest celebrity gossip, I’d just look at him with such a vacant look and say, ‘No‘. Haha! I know it annoys him on so many levels, but he has to face it, I’m an oldie. I know nuts about what’s happening around the world. My world only revolves around my home and work, haha.

One of the phases of One City Mall USJ (Source: Internet)


So, as we arrived, like one and a half hour earlier, and I was about to dunk his head into one of those fountains at One City Mall USJ, I fell in love with the way One City Mall USJ was designed. Oh, my! What a lovely establishment! And it was my first time there as I’m always and forever be a KL-Girl with no intentions of going outside of the familiar sense of KL. If the postcode doesn’t start with 5xxxx, then, it’s another planet to me. It was huuuuge but of course when we came, there were still some shops yet to be opened. So, we’ll be there again when they do!

About One City Mall, USJ

“At One City, life won’t come to a halt until we say ‘stop’!”

Now that’s quite a catchphrase, isn’t it? Apparently this huge shopping mall is divided into 5 unique phases – Garden Shoppe, Sky Park, The Place, The Square and the MCT Mall. This new attraction is strategically located among the high density areas such as Subang Jaya, Shah Alam, Putra Heights and all the way to Klang; spreading across 77 acres of land within reach from two major highways, namely LDP and ELITE

Why you should visit this place? 

  • One City Mall has 12,000 car parking bays available equipped with electronic indicators
  • It is the new urban oasis in the middle of the valley with green landscape to ease your eyes after a long day at work
  • After sundown, you can revel in the beauty of their state-of-the-art LED showcase on the mirrored façade of Sky Park. 
(Source: www.onecity.com.my

Tell me you’re not impressed! Coz I definitely was! (Source: Internet)

Anyway, Mel and I lepak-ed at the Tappers restaurant for lunch while waiting for the event to start. We even caught a glimpse of Mia Sara, the much-loved Malaysian child star while rehearsing with fellow host, some guy whom, ahem, excuse me, I really didn’t recognize.

An hour of chatting and shopping (I bought two lovely tops, yippie!), we went to the Media Registration counter and signed up for what we thought was fun, the Kids Gallery Hunt. Haha! Mel and I just thought, “Oh, why not?”. 

Bumped into a couple of blogger acquaintances too. 

While waiting, I went inside the Kids Gallery to take photos.

A new shopping place for Mummy (or Daddy) and you! 
Aaaah, that’s the call for the Mini Shopaholics nationwide!


Oh, yes! Kids Gallery is definitely a nice place to bring your little ones for shopping. It was colourful and very, very children-friendly. I mean, if I had a baby in a stroller, navigating through the shop would be a breeze with enough space around each brand section. 

Told you it’s spacious! 

You can even push your stroller between the racks here, see? 

Not only there were clothes and accessories, there was also a section for books! Yes, I’d rather have the little ones start reading books instead of stuffing themselves with Ipad or Tablets, like the one I had at home. Please blame my Mum, she relents every time the Little Diva says ‘Hi’ which is her code for Upin and Ipin


Find a good read for the little one 


And when you want your kids to try out their new clothes, you can sit at the mini table and chairs right outside the changing rooms. Did I mention that the changing rooms are awesome? The doors are labelled with ‘Welcome Prince’ for the boys and ‘Welcome Princess’ for the girls, aaaahhhh… 


For the Prince and Princess of our hearts 


With more than 30 popular kiddie brands, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Excuse me, let me rephrase that again, your kids will be spoiled for choice. So, Mummy and Daddy, please be prepared to spend a little. Besides, take it as an investment. You don’t want to buy some pasar malam brand which will end up faded or torn after a month. 

If you’re worried about the prices, don’t be. Shopping at Kids Gallery is similar like shopping for your kids at any other store. Just take some time to compare the prices like any smart shopper would and then decide. 


Even at this age, I still use baby products

And just for fun, why don’t you allow your kids to pay for their purchases? Yes, with your money, of course, silly! The cashier counter is also equipped with the mini cashier counter for your kids to bring their shopping items over, designed lower for them to reach out for themselves. Aaaah, my Mini Shopaholic is all grown up!


Let your kids enjoy the pleasure of shopping here

Overall, not a bad place. And I swear, I couldn’t stop swooning at the sight of newborn outfits! Those tiny little things do have an effect on me, sob sob. Could that be a sign?

Holding one of these always brings tears to my eyes

An excellent place for first time parents, EVERYTHING is here!
This was the moment I almost passed out in joy,
the colourful mini leggings for my Little Diva



So, see you in the next confession!

All my love, XOXO,
Miss Paris

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Kenyataan Rasmi JAKIM Sempena Pengumuman Status Pencarian MH370

Kenyataan Rasmi KP JAKIM


KENYATAAN RASMI KETUA PENGARAH JABATAN KEMAJUAN ISLAM MALAYSIA BERKENAAN STATUS TRAGEDI MH370 SEMPENA PENGUMUMAN STATUS PENCARIAN MH370 SEPERTI YANG DIUMUMKAN OLEH KERAJAAN

1. Saya mengambil kesempatan bersama seluruh rakyat Malaysia berkongsi kesedihan di atas tragedi yang menimpa pesawat Malaysia Airlines MH370 yang telah diisytiharkan kemalangan dan kesemua 239 penumpang dan anak kapal pesawat tersebut dianggap telah terkorban seperti yang telah diumumkan oleh Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Penerbangan Awam (DCA) petang tadi.

2. Ekoran daripada pengumuman tersebut Kerajaan telah mengesahkan bahawa semua penumpang dan anak kapal telah dianggap meninggal dunia, saya ingin menjelaskan beberapa perkara mengenai kedudukan hukum dan berkaitan dengan tragedi MH370 sepertimana yang telah diputuskan oleh Muzakarah Khas Jawatankuasa Fatwa Kebangsaan pada 25 Mac 2014 yang lalu telah mengambil beberapa ketetapan bahawa Solat Jenazah Ghaib tidak perlu dilaksanakan. Sebaliknya semua umat Islam adalah diseru supaya mengadakan tahlil dan doa kepada semua penumpang dan anak kapal MH 370

3. Sehubungan dengan itu, Masjid Negara akan mengadakan Tahlil khas sebaik sahaja selesai Solat Jumaat esok, 30 Januari 2015. Manakala, Masjid-masjid di bawah seliaan Jakim iaitu Masjid Putra, Putrajaya, Masjid Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Putrajaya serta seluruh masjid di bawah kelolaan Jabatan Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (Jawi) juga akan mengadakan Majlis Tahlil khas sejurus selepas Solat Jumaat. 

4. Dalam masa yang sama, seluruh masjid di bawah pentadbiran Jabatan Agama Islam Negeri-Negeri seluruh Malaysia adalah dipohon kerjasama untuk mengambil inisiatif yang sama.

5. Mengenai hal-hal berkaitan pengagihan harta pusaka, pembubaran status perkahwinan mangsa, atau hukum-hukum lain yang bersangkutan daripada tragedi ini, ianya hendaklah dirujuk kepada pihak berkuasa berkaitan berasaskan peruntukan undang-undang yang telah ditetapkan setelah pengesahan atau pensabitan kematian diputuskan oleh mahkamah. 


Sekian dimaklumkan.

“BERKHIDMAT UNTUK NEGARA”

‘Saya Yang Menurut Perintah’

(DATO’ HAJI OTHMAN MUSTAPHA)

29 Januari 2015



The National Mosque Kuala Lumpur is organizing
a Tahlil for MH370 (Source: Internet)


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DCA (Malaysia) Declared MH370 An Accident

PRESS STATEMENT BY YB DATO’ SRI LIOW TIONG LAI


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


A press statement made by Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai: Malaysia, China and Australia remain committed to the ongoing search.

 Today the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia has declared MH370 an accident.

 In accordance with International convention and practice as well as the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, the Director General of the Department of Civil Aviation has been tasked to make this Declaration of Accident. It will ensure that every assistance possible is provided to the next of kin.

 This has been a trying time for the next of kin of the passengers and crew. My thoughts and prayers, and those of the nation, are with you at this difficult moment.

 Today’s announcement, which was agreed between the governments of Malaysia, China and Australia, is intended to enable the families to move forward.

 The announcement has no bearing on the search operations. The search for MH370 will continue. The governments of Malaysia, China and Australia remain firmly committed to the ongoing search.
 
The following steps have been taken recently with regards to MH370:

1)    Malaysia has sent additional assets to the search area. Fugro Supporter has just arrived to assist with the underwater search. There are now 4 vessels participating.

2)    The MH370 website has been enhanced and now includes a section specifically for the next of kin.

 We thank the governments of China and Australia for their assistance in this matter. 

Malaysia owes each and every one of the nations and individuals who have assisted us a tremendous debt of gratitude. We thank them for their support during one of the most challenging and trying periods in the history of aviation.


Released by The Ministry of Transport, Malaysia
29th January 2015


A tragic moment for all, but God has His own plans (Source: Internet)


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It’s A Bitch-Eat-Bitch World – Part 2

You Call Them Bitches, I Call Them Queen B’s

Sherry Argov has enlightened many women out
there with her writing (Source: Internet)


Sherry Argov, the author of the Bitches series defined a bitch as a woman who won’t bang her head against the wall obsessing over someone else’s opinion be it a man or anyone else in her life. She understands that if someone does not approve of her, it’s just one person’s opinion; therefore, it’s of no real importance. She doesn’t try to live up to anyone else’s standards – only her own. Because of this, she relates to a man very differently. 
(Source: Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl – A Woman’s Guide to Holding Her Own in A Relationship)


So, who’s your ideal Queen Bitch

I have here my favourite Bitches on both TV and the silver screen. Pardon me, I rank these bitches purely based on my personal liking. I just love seeing them acting. Shall we?

1. Edie Britt in Desperate Housewives


Edie, you were my favourite housewife! (Source: Internet)


I know you each have your own favourite housewife, but I am honest-to-God crazy about Edie Britt‘s character. She has that poisonous glare, the sexy demeanour and such a seductive voice when she speaks. Although she has had her fair share of evil deeds such as having an affair with Karl Mayer when he was still married to Susan Mayer and stealing Mike Delfino from Susan and just to name a few.

Who Is This Bitch?
Nicollette Sheridan is an English actress who was formerly married to actor Harry Hamlin (of the original Clash of the Titans) and at one point engaged to singer Michael Bolton.

Why Do You Hate Her?
There! She gets involved with Karl, later tries to steal Mike, bla bla bla

Why You Must Love Her?
I don’t know what it’s been said, but British actors have this magnetic pull that you just can’t resist. Besides, Edie’s presence although most of the time unwanted by the main housewives, but she does bring them closer as friends. 



2. C.C. Babcock in The Nanny


I love her facial expressions every time Niles scores
a point in humiliating her (Source: Internet)


Haha, did I bring you back to the good old 90s? Never mind the nasal Jewish nanny, look at the blonde who has been trying to win her business partner’s affection for many years. Her upper class dressing and talking may make you nauseous, but you have to admit, she is quite a funny gal. I just love the way she and Niles the Butler bicker all the time, with Niles constantly confusing her with the children’s names. Once he makes C.C. believe that there was a fourth child and on a separate occasion, he calls her ‘brunnette’. Haha! 

Who Is This Bitch?
Don’t be surprised, Lauren Lane is currently more active as a professor at Texas State University, heading the Department of Theatre and Dance. 

Why Do You Hate Her?
As a child watching The Nanny, yes, you’ll hate her for her countless efforts to steal Maxwell Sheffield away from Fran Fine. Besides, she often makes snide remarks at Nanny Fine. 

Why You Must Love Her?
Remember in one episode when Niles admits that all the while, the bickering is actually an act of flirting? Haha! So, without CC, Niles will not be inspired to crack such funny jokes and punchlines. 



3. Jadis the White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia


Don’t sell your siblings for Turkish delights! At least
 a bungalow with gym and swimming pool! (Source: Internet)


Surely you agree with this one. Remember how she lures Edmund Pevensie into her arms with just Turkish delights? Talk about a bad bargain rate for your soul! Learn from Malaysians, yo Edmund! We bargain like it’s the apocalypse tomorrow! Anyway, Jadis is also known to be so cruel that she brings icy winter for more than a thousand years across Narnia. 

Who Is This Bitch?
Tilda Swinton needs no introduction. She has played so many characters that will leave a mark in your heart. She is famous for her sharp facial features and her voice, I just can’t describe it, but it is so unique. You heard the same voice but with different faces in all he movies.

Why Do You Hate Her?
Remember when she kills Aslan? And when she enchants Peter into giving her a drop of blood to escape her icy prison? Enough said!

Why You Must Love Her?
Can’t you see the costume? Gorgeous for a psychopath-evil-queen! And not only that, when she kills Aslan, she breaks her promise not to kill an innocent life. So she actually brings him back to Narnia in the end. 



4. Regina George in Mean Girls

So, you think you’re really pretty? Say, NO! (Source: Internet)



Now this is one bitch you don’t want to mess with, the Queen Bee of the Plastics! She breaks up with Aaron and doesn’t allow Cady to date him. And she has ‘an army of skanks’ following her wherever she goes. She doesn’t allow Gretchen to invent the new catchphrase ‘fetch’. Oh, wait! Shouldn’t this be in another section?

Who Is This Bitch?
Rachel McAdams is one of the most versatile actresses around! Although the movie Mean Girls was supposed to boost Lindsay Lohan‘s career (who told you to go crazy at such a young age, you tramp?), I believe, many would agree, it catapulted Rachel McAdams into stardom. In fact her movies make better box-office compared to LiLo, sorry, former Disney brat!

Why Do You Hate Her?
The list is endless! She cheats on her boyfriend at the projector room with Shane Oman. She addresses her mother as ‘f-ing’ mum. She constantly bullies people. Remember the Burn Book? Aaaah! She causes the whole school to go against one another.

Why You Must Love Her?
She is absolutely a loveable villain! She’s cute, she’s mean, she’s the girl every girl wants to be. Remember the holed out shirt? Yes, that’s another reason to love her!



5. Betty Rizzo in Grease


Stockard Channing was 33 when she played high school senior,
 Betty Rizzo (Source: Internet)


Your life is not complete until you’ve watched this musical. The leader of the Pink Ladies, Rizzo is known as a highly sexual person who sets her eyes on Danny Zuko but dates Kenicki instead. Like Regina there, she is also accompanied by ‘an army of skanks’ only the 1958’s version with curly short hairdo and chic pedal pushers!

Who Is This Bitch?
Stockard Channing was actually born Susan Antonia Williams Stockard. She actually first made a debut in Sesame Street, how’s that for a musical bitch? 

Why Do You Hate Her?
Yes, people will mostly be on Sandy’s side and hate Rizzo for trying to corrupt the lovely Australian girl. Not only that, it seems that Rizzo has an episode when she thinks she is pregnant. Back in the 50s, it was quite a scandal. Now? Well, thanks to the younger sisters of Britney Spears and Kim Kardashian, it seems like teenage pregnancy is a cool thing in America! Wadda-eff?

Why You Must Love Her?
You can’t deny her ‘Look at me, I’m Sandra Dee‘ performance was awesome. And she has a great sense of fashion too. Something that I don’t mind wearing some time soon!


6. Callisto in Xena Warrior Princess


Once mortal, then she becomes a god by eating Ambrosia (Source: Internet)



What? You don’t remember her? Then, I must be so old! Callisto is a recurring character in Xena Warrior Princess whose family died in the hands of Xena’s army. She seeks revenge and receives assistance from Hera, Zeus’s bitter wife. Callisto has also learned all of Xena’s tricks so that she can raid other villages and frame Xena for it.

Who Is This Bitch?
Hudson Leick’s first name is actually Heide, how sweet is that? She’s an actress, model, yoga instructor and intuitive counsellor. Pretty impressive, huh?

Why Do You Hate Her?
Understandable, when there’s Xena, you’ll automatically hate everyone else, including Gabrielle. Oops!

Why You Must Love Her?
Once Xena and Callisto switched bodies and so, I had no choice but to love Callisto.


7. Samantha Jones in Sex in The City


Samantha Jones, you are my idol! (Source: Internet)


This iconic character is the only reason to watch SATC. You’ll be drawn to know what’s up her sleeves next. All those guys she dates, all those funny incidents she faces and so many more. On a plus side, she has the best outfits and styles! Yes, Bradshaw has much nicer clothes and shoes, but nobody flaunts it like Samantha Jones.

Who Is This Bitch?
Kim Cattrall is a British-Canadian actress who is pushing 60 and still looks like she’s in her early 40s. Yes, Samantha relies on Botox, I have no idea if Kim does too.

Why Do You Hate Her?
Perhaps because she sleeps with different men every night until she starts dating Smith Jerrod. Oh, come on, you’re just jealous because she is so fabulous!

Why You Must Love Her?
Despite all her flaws (according to some), she is a loyal friend. 


8. Blair Waldorf in The Gossip Girl


Don’t be fooled by that school uniform, gentlemen. (Source: Internet)


Wow, are bitches born at such a young age? Tskkk… tskkk.. Perhaps, but at least Blair Waldorf does it with style, besides, I personally think she is the fairer one between the two (Serena). And honestly, I just love her and Chuck Bass being together. So, so, so perfect for each other.

Who Is This Bitch?
Leighton Meester is a baby-faced brunnette (she’s a natural blonde, by the way) with the prettiest smile. I just can’t believe she married Adam Brody, sob sob. What’s wrong with Ed Westwick???

Why Do You Hate Her?
At such a young age, she can be quite a conniving bitch who plots against people who stand in her way. At such a young age?

Why You Must Love Her?
Easy, she’s the one who breaks Chuck’s fortress of egoism. And there’s her dress… there’s her pair of shoes… there’s her head band… oooh, too many things to love her for!

9. Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada

Please bore someone else with your questions (Source: Internet)



This list will be incomplete without Miranda Priestly, the Editor-In-Chief of Runway magazine. She is feared by many, her subordinates, designers, business partners, etc. Her character was inspired by Anna Wintour of Vogue magazine. 

Who Is This Bitch?
Meryl Streep is a multiple award-winning actress with a career spanning over four decades. Give her any role and she will bring justice to that character.

Why Do You Hate Her?
She calls Andy ‘fat’. Wow, if Andy, a size 6 is fat, then I must be morbidly obese! She makes the most impossible demands, including the manuscript of the new Harry Potter book. From the beginning of the movie, till the end, well, you get what I mean.

Why You Must Love Her?
I think she secretly adores Andy for her perseverance during the latter’s attachment to Runway. She gives quite an impactful recommendations too for Andy’s job interview.



10. Amy Dunne in Gone Girl


Could you say no to that face? (Source: Internet)


Welcome, new comer, to the Bitch-Eat-Bitch World! Now this woman is psychotic just as she is gorgeous. She plans her own murder to get back at her husband, causing a nationwide panic. Her methods are almost flawless, she only relents when she sees her husband begs for forgiveness from the public.

Who Is This Bitch?
Rosamund Pike is among those lucky beautiful girls who get to be Bond Girl. On top of that, she also has her fair share in some of my favourite movies including Surrogates and Wrath of the Titans.

Why Do You Hate Her?
Probably the fact that she is so shameless to fake her own murder with meticulously planned actions to hurt her husband. She kills her ex-boyfriend who helps her when she gets mugged by her neighbours.

Why You Must Love Her?
Well, she did teach her philandering husband a very good lesson, perhaps to all other philandering husbands out there too. Remember, hell hath no fury than a woman scorned!



And the Winner is….GLENN CLOSE for her portrayal of Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction, Marquis Isabelle de Merteuille in Dangerous Liaisons, Queen Gertrude in Hamlet and Cruella De Vil in 101/102 Dalmations

All these characters are firmly embedded in our minds and hearts as among the Ultimate Bitches, proving Glenn Close’s remarkable acting.

Alex Forest in Fatal Attraction is such an iconic character among the psychopaths/stalkers out there. When a weekend fling becomes murderous, she makes sure that nothing stands between her and Dan, not even Dan’s wife and daughter.


Among Glenn Close’s most famous role, it earned her an
Academy Award nomination for Best Actress (Source: Internet)

Marquis Isabelle de Merteuille in Dangerous Liaisons is another of her well-known portrayals. Who could be any crazier than the Marquis? First she offers herself to Valmont if Valmont seduces Cecile. Then, she finds out that Danceny and Cecile are in love and encourage them further. At the same time, she seduces Danceny. What? When will this twisted web of deceit and betrayal end? 


She ain’t a dumb blonde, I tell you… (Source: Internet)



Queen Gertrude in Hamlet is not an actual villain. But I still put her on the bitch list because first she marries Hamlet’s father, then later his uncle when her husband mysteriously died. There were also hints of incest between Hamlet and his mother. Eeeekkk! Bitch! That’s your own flesh and blood!


Queen Gertrude, the Danish royalty in Shakespeare (Source: Internet)


And of course, finally, the greedy and murderous Cruella De Vil from the 101/102 Dalmations movies. Originally working on stripes for her fashion house, she suddenly decides spots are more favourable after she sees Anita’s photo of Perdy. When buying does not succeed, she settles for kidnapping. In the sequel, Cruella becomes Ella as she is healed through therapy but only for a while. This time, she wants a hood to go with her Dalmation jacket.


You can hate her, but you have to admit, her costumes
are simply gorgeous (Source: Internet)


Here are my favourite movie/TV bitches!

Who’s your ideal Queen Bitch? Feel free to share your thoughts and perhaps, I’ll write about her too.


Look who wears a tiara now? (Source: Internet)


See you in the next confession!

All my love, XOXO,
Miss Paris

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It’s a Bitch-eat-Bitch World! – Part 1

Introducing the Mad Bitch From Hell


Warning!
This confession may not be suitable to younger audience.

I believe, I made quite a ruckus with recent confession about Dr. Annie Kaszina‘s idea about using the same technique in choosing a pet dog to find a husband. Well, as much as I understand issues related to dogs are considered highly sensitive, why can’t we ease the tension with something funny? Like it or not, Malaysia is a multi-ethnic country and each of us has our own likes and dislikes. So, the Muslims are prohibited from touching or keeping dogs as pet, but that doesn’t mean, Islam prohibits us from being the good, understanding neighbours.


I love Dr. Kaszini’s ideas actually (Source: www.dailymail.co.uk)


So again, I feel tempted to share this confession, “Introducing the Mad Bitch from Hell”. 

The first time I came across the term ‘Mad Bitch from Hell‘, I was reading Jane Green’s novel, ‘Babyville’ which focussed on a TV producer by the name Maeve Robertson. Maeve was described as a tall, redhead (ahem, not her natural colour though) who was smart and career-driven. She took no nonsense and she was not afraid to strut her stuff. She opted to dress more like ‘Pamela Anderson‘ for a job interview instead of ‘Cindy Crawford‘. In fact, she slept with one of her bosses at one point. 


My first love with Jane Green (Source: Internet)


In short, she was my idol, except the sleeping with the boss part, I don’t do that. Trust me, honey, no boss is worth sleeping with if you’re talking about getting a promotion or any other reason.

Then, after an unplanned one night stand, Maeve fell pregnant and had to keep it a secret at first to maintain her Sex Kitten image. Unfortunately, her hormones got the best of her at times, and she started having episodes of tears and tantrums at work. Until she shouted at one of her colleagues which earned her the nickname of ‘Mad Bitch from Hell‘. 


Rachel Nichols looks like my kind of Maeve Robertson (Source: Internet)


Now, before anyone starts panicking at the word ‘bitch‘, thinking that it is inappropriate, well, yes, 10 years ago, that word is widely frowned upon. Of course, what do you expect when the general meaning of ‘bitch‘ is a female dog (also wolf, fox or otter) and the other one is ‘to express displeasure or grumble or complain’. And let’s not forget at one point in time, the word ‘bitch‘ is used to describe indecent women or prostitutes
(Source: Google)

However, of late, the word ‘bitch‘ is fast becoming the Hollywood version of ‘feminism‘. When ‘feminism‘ is the advocacy or ideology of women’s rights on the grounds of defining, establishing and defending political, social, cultural and economic equality to men (Source: Google & Wikipedia), the noun ‘feminist‘ may somewhat remind you of the 50s women marching around town with posters on gender equality. Well, that doesn’t give it a sexy ring now, does it?


Why men love bitches? Why indeed (Source: Internet)


And thanks to Sherry Argov’s The Bitches series, the word ‘bitch‘ now offers better definitions, which is less derogative than the original meanings. In fact, I personally find them inspiring for a career woman such as myself.

Bitch (noun): A woman who won’t bang her head against the wall obsessing over someone else’s opinion be it a man or anyone else in her life. She understands that if someone does not approve of her, it’s just one person’s opinion; therefore, it’s of no real importance. She doesn’t try to live up to anyone else’s standards – only her own. Because of this, she relates to a man very differently
(Source: Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl – A Woman’s Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship by Sherry Argov)


Turn love into marriage, ladies… (Source: Internet)


So, you see, there’s nothing wrong with being a bitch. In fact, most of my friends know that I am the Ultimate Mad Bitch from Hell when I need to be. There will be times when I will be quite firm on things, and there will be times when I try to make my projects work no matter what. And people who are close to me know some of the things that I’d do to get something done, nothing dirty just a little smarter, pulling all the strings I can find.

Of course, I wasn’t always like this. Nobody was born a bitch. In fact, in my earlier years, I was somewhat a spineless girl who was constantly bullied at school. Some of my friends often looked down on me because I was not as pretty as other schoolmates. Since there were two Ashikins at that time in my class, I was nicknamed ‘Shikin Hitam’ (Black Shikin) for my dark skin, while the other one was nicknamed ‘Shikin Putih’ (White Shikin)


Each of us is born beautiful, one way or another (Source: Internet)


And then, despite being considered rather tall for a Malay girl, I was often compared to the other tall girl who was stick-thin. She was one of those who kept telling me to lose weight and all. I was only 13! So, can you imagine what hardship it was growing up being me? High school was no different than a Jumanji jungle to me. 

So, when I had the opportunity to go for an exchange programme after SPM, I decided to go. I worked hard to ace the interview and I was in. It was quite a turning point to me when I learned that I was the first student from my school who was actually accepted to go for an exchange programme. Of course, my other friends went to attend matriculation or A-Level and most of them now are professionals. Bla bla bla, yes, yes, they are successful now. 


But I am not doing too bad either for someone who doesn’t have a degree (yes, still finding the strength to go back to school for that scroll everyone is ever-so-proud of!), I had some great experiences and skills that most people my age don’t have, and yes, I am proud with the support system I’ve had from people around me. I usually meet people who’d either end up my friends or enemies, but everybody has left something in my life. With these encounters, come experience and wisdom. 

One thing that I learned, being a bitch means that I am strong and nothing can break me. Yes, I’ve had my ups and downs, but nothing breaks me. Some people have tried, oh, trust me, by Allah, they tried, and I might’ve faltered a little along the way, but hey, nothing can break this Mad Bitch from Hell. I plan to stay strong, hold my head up high and walk proudly. 


Every woman is a diamond (Source: Internet)


I continuously work hard to be where I am right now. Even at university, I’ve had some friends who were nice, some who weren’t so nice, but I learned to do my own stuff. You’d be surprised how college years could be just as brutal, like something out of ‘Gossip Girl’ TV Series, there was always a villain everywhere you go. So, you can say, I was never the Queen Bee, but always the Social Outcast. Yes, yes, I was more of Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen) and Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Szohr) than Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively) and Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester)

Yet, I learned something valuable. You don’t need to be the hot, rich girl like Serena and Blair to be somebody in the society. You can choose to be a bitch and still make it big out there. Haha! 

Be strong, we are here for you (Source: Internet)


Of course, in Malaysia, being a bitch means, you are despised by others; particularly those who don’t understand the nature of your bitchiness. To them, being a bitch means that you’re sleeping around, you have a mean-streak, you always defy authorities and so on. In short, you’re a bitch. But, let me share something I’ve learned in my years working with people of various personalities and backgrounds; people fear what they don’t understand

And when they fear something, they try to get rid of it. I don’t think, you’d be surprised to see women not getting along well on different levels; at home, at work and even among strangers. Funny isn’t it? What happens to self-esteem and poise as a woman? We were all born beautiful, ladies!


Choose to be someone, than be boring (Source: Internet)


“Anytime a woman competes with another woman, she demeans herself”
(Source: Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl – A Woman’s Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship by Sherry Argov)


So, what happens to the dog-eat-dog world that we feared so much? Well, I personally think, it has evolved into a Bitch-eat-Bitch world! Why I say this? Easy, how many women out there, even young women (even my baby girl, Amelyn) constantly complain about individuals of the same gender; mostly driven by envy? 

Don’t tell me your answer, just keep it to yourself because you know it’s true.


So, walk proudly, bitch or not (Source: Internet)


From the biggest things, like that lady married a rich guy or she just bought a new sports car; to the tiniest, petty little things like, who wears red better or to whom did that cute stranger wink at a club. Most women I know, most women YOU know, tend to have something to fuss about. Reason being, it’s a girl thing

Cat-fights not only exist in movies, how many videos have gone viral lately with women bashing/abusing/humiliating other women in public over jealousy? Some went as far as stripping and beating another women without mercy. 

Again, keep the answer to yourself.

It’s Miss Bitch to you, missy! (Source: Internet)


As for me, whatever accusation or gossip thrown at me, I’ll take it with open arms and heart, top it up with a smile. So, let them talk about my cleavage all day long, or how fat my ass would look in short skirts, perhaps spreading rumours about my love life. And they can call me a bitch for all that I care, and I’ll tell them, “Yes, I’m a Mad Bitch from Hell, but I’m first class!”

And introducing, the Mad Bitch from Hell!


So, bitches beware! (Source: Internet)


See you in the next confession!

All my love, XOXO,
Miss Paris

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Mortdecai (Film) – Photo Diary

Photos from Mortdecai Film


Last weekend Oliver and I watched ‘Mortdecai‘ at GSC Quill City Mall. Despite negative reviews I read online, we actually enjoyed it. 

We couldn’t stop laughing all the way. So, here are some photos from Mortdecai Official Facebook: www.facebook.com/MortdecaiTheFilm 
The promotional poster of Mortdecai 
Meet Lord Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp)
Officially an aristocratic art dealer, underneath, many, many others

No matter what, Mortdecai only has Johanna in his mind and heart
Inspector Alistair Martland of MI5
Mortdecai and Sir Graham discussing the missing Goya 
Martland still harbours feelings towards Johanna 
The moustache, oh, the moustache!
Jock, one of the best characters in Mortdecai

One of the best surprises in the movie; Jeff Goldblum playing Milton Krampft

Johanna warns Mortdecai of the nymphomaniac, Georgina Krampf

The customary greeting in America, apparently

Although she seems distant, she does love her husband
Mortdecai, a must-watch for Johnny Depp lovers!


See you at the next movies!

All my love, XOXO,
Miss Paris

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Mortdecai – Movie Diary

It’s All About The Moustache!

Mortdecai, Johnny Depp’s latest movie in
the cinemas (Source: FB/MortdecaiTheMovie)


‘Juggling angry Russians, the British Mu5, and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai races to recover a stolen painting rumoured to contain a code that leads to lost Nazi gold’
(Source: www.imdb.com)

Reading such a short excerpt, I honestly had no idea what kind of a movie Mortdecai would be. I was just telling my military doctor from Brunei about it and he was planning to watch it too after watching Black Hat


Surely you see these posters at your favourite cinemas! (Source: Internet)


So, yesterday Oliver and I went to watch the newly released Mortdecai starring Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow. It was pretty good, with not too many people at GSC Quill City Mall, so Oliver and I could laugh as loud as we wanted. The truth is, despite the many negative reviews you might’ve read online, I personally find it very entertaining.

Lord Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) meets Fang Fat (Junix Inocian) at a restaurant in Hong Kong to sell an antique vase. This is when I noticed Depp has put on one of those accents of his. A little over the top for my hearing, but having followed his movies for a while, I got used to Depp’s many surprises, or no-surprises haha! 


Meet Lord Charlie Mortdecai (Source: FB/MortdecaiTheFilm)


So, Mortdecai seems to owe Fang Fat money having sold the latter some artefact at a highly marked up price. Fang Fat reveals that Mortdecai is close to being declared bankrupt, so he should accept whatever price that Fang Fat is offering for the old Chinese vase. Being depicted as a typical Chinese mafia, Fang Fat wants to cut off one of Mortdecai’s fingers. That’s when Mortdecai starts calling for his trusted assistant, Jock Strapp (Paul Bettany) for help. Jock is a skilful fighter who always says, “It’s a privilege, sir” every time Mortdecai thanks him. 

Mortdecai also shares with the audience, despite Jock’s strong and brutal exterior, the loyal manservant is an amorous sexual deviant, haha. In fact, Mortdecai reveals that after a business deal fell through with a farmer one day, the farmer went nuts and started shooting at them followed by the farmer’s semi-nude daughter shouting to Jock that she has an apartment of her own. Haha! Apparently, Jock managed to find time to ‘do her twice’, haha!


Mortdecai and his ever-faithful man-servant, Jock (Source: Internet)


When Mortdecai and Jock come home (a very beautiful colonial mansion in white grandeur), the truth is revealed. Mortdecai is indeed broke, having owed the British government taxes in millions; 8 in fact. Then, his wife, Johanna (Gwyneth Paltrow) returns him, looking all leggy and sexy in a white blouse. I just love the way Mortdecai describes his wife with many, many beautiful words; mostly as the love of his life. 

This is when the moustache that is currently growing starts becoming a running gag throughout the movie. Johanna clearly disapproves the moustache, despite Mortdecai insisting that every Mortdecai man has a moustache. Haha! But iMortdecai t was hideous on him, haha. He also tells Johanna that kissing a man without a moustache is like eating something without salt; eeeeeekkkk, that one got me laughing in disgust. Well, sorry, I never dated a man with moustache either, so I cannot imagine .. ahem, eating with salt, haha. 

All Mortdecai men have moustache (Source: Internet)

At another location, Bronwen (Norma Atallah) is tending to a painting of a woman when a man in black, later revealed to be Emil Strago (Jonny Pasvolsky) shoots her with an arrow and steals her painting. Just as he is leaving Bronwen’s house, he is bludgeoned by an unseen person who later steals the painting.

So, that’s when Inspector Alistair Martland (Ewan McGregor), an MI5 agent comes into the picture to take the case from the Thames Valley police. After inspecting the crime scene, his assistant Maurice (Guy Burnet) suggests that they seek Mortdecai’s assistance to retrieve the stolen painting, which was believed to be a Francisco Goya.

*Note: Francisco Goya (30th March 1746 – 16th April 1828) was a Spanish romantic painter and print maker regarded as both the last of the Old Masters and the first of the Moderns. He was also a court painter to the Monarchy of Spain. Goya painted the Spanish royal family, including Charles IV of Spain and Ferdinand VII. His range of works extended from merry festivals for tapestries, draft cartoons, to scenes of war and human debasement. Near the end of his life, he became reclusive and produced frightening and obscure paintings of insanity, madness and fantasy. His famous works are The Nude Maja (La Maja Desnuda) and The Clothed Maja (La Maja Vestida). The identity of the Majas was believed to be either the Duchess of Alba or Pepita Tudó
(Source: Wikipedia)

Desperate for answers, Martland visits Mortdecai. It was so cute to see two grown men not even pretending to be professional. First Mortdecai replaces his  Taylor’s Port with a very nasty tasting red wine. When Martland says the wine will be great with cheese, Mortdecai signals Jock to bring in ‘the special cheese’. You can see Jock’s handsome scarred face expressing refusal while Mortdecai squints demanding for the special cheese. Haha! So, Jock goes to their cheese cabinet, with gloves on holding his breath and finally retrieve 2 pieces of blue cheese. I don’t know why people (especially my aunts) don’t like blue cheese, but I do. They make perfect dips for vegetables and chips, if you ask me. 


A reunion both are NOT looking forward to (Source: Internet)

A reluctant Jock when asked to serve the special cheese to Martland (Source: Internet)

Martland informs Mortdecai of Emil Strago and considers this a national threat since it involves the Spanish Museum. Reminding Mortdecai of the debt he owed the government, Mortdecai agrees with 10% fees. Oliver and I were waiting for Martland to actually stuff the cheese into his mouth. Haha, finally he only licks the cheese and tells Mortdecai that it is a biological weapon, haha!


Martland tries to convince Mortdecai to serve
 the Queen and the country (Source: FB/MortdecaiTheFilm)


Then they meet Johanna as she walks down the staircase. It turns out that back in their younger days, Martland was madly in love with Johanna. After 3 years, he finally found the strength to tell Johanna how he felt in poetry, he came to her room in college to see her and Mortdecai, with Mortdecai handcuffed to the bedpost and Johanna wearing a police cap. And after all those years, Martland is still in love with Johanna. 


Both Martland and Johanna don’t agree on Mortdecai’s moustache (Source: Internet)

Later that night, Mortdecai tries to seduce Johanna into making love with him but she still can’t get pass the moustache. She even gags when Mortdecai tries to kiss her. Feeling rejected, he goes to Jock’s room and shares his worries. Mortdecai asks him, “Would everything be good in the end?”. And to Mortdecai‘s surprise, or perhaps, it isn’t so much of a surprise when a girl calls up to Jock. Aaaah, Jock and his throbbing desires, haha!


She tries, but she fails… I might gag too, haha! (Source: Internet)

Jock the skilful bodyguard and the confidant (Source: Internet)


While visiting the crime scene, Mortdecai finds out that Bronwen was commissioned to work on the Goya since three months ago, supposedly to help restore the painting. Mortdecai also finds photos developed from Bronwen’s camera showing that the lady was actually working on a lost painting by Goya, rumoured to contain a secret code to the location where the Nazi golds are hidden. 


Obviously still harbouring resentment towards each other (Source: Internet)


Not quite a clue to solve a murder and theft eh? (Source: Internet)



Mortdecai visits art aficionado, Sir Graham (Michael Culkin) for information. Apparently Sir Graham knows of the lost Goya and has been providing his services to the Russians led by Roman Romanov (Ulrich Thomsen). After pressing Mortdecai (literally with his bulging belly) for information, Sir Graham quickly informs Romanov.

Meanwhile, Mortdecai visits art smuggler Spinoza (Paul Whitehouse) who is angry with Mortdecai for owing him money from their last deal. Spinoza is also angry with Mortdecai for not taking care of his silver Rolls Royce. Just as he explains further, he is shot by Emil. In self-defence, thinking that he shoots Emil, Mortdecai accidentally shoots Jock. Haha, turns out, it wasn’t the first time Mortdecai shots Jock by accident. During a hunting trip with Sir Graham, Mortdecai looked away and shot Jock who was walking towards him. 


Mortdecai accidentally shoots Jock during one hunting trip (Source: Internet)



Mortdecai and Jock took a car and ran off with Emil continued to chase them. Luckily, Martland and Maurice arrive in time while Emil flees. While taking a toilet trip, Mortdecai is kidnapped by the Russians. I thought it was so cute when Jock chases them, even hanging by the landing gear half frozen from London to Moscow to rescue Mortdecai.


Jock rescues Mortdecai in the streets of Moscow (Source: Internet)


To me, overall the movie was funny because of Depp’s exaggerated accent, his obsession for his moustache and so on. Watching Mortdecai is like a combo of Captain Jack Sparrow of Pirates of the Caribbean, Inspector Clouseau of The Pink Panther and Mister Potato, haha! 


It’s all about the moustache (Source: Internet)

You might enjoy the scene when Romanov tries to squeeze out information of the lost Goya painting. They even plan to electrocute Mortdecai‘s balls, creating the expression ‘Open your balls‘ which Mortdecai continues to ask Jock about it.

And it’s almost adorable yet foolish of Martland to continuously fall for Johanna’s charms and somehow shared clues throughout his investigations. Kinda reminds me of McGregor’s portrayal of Christian in Moulin Rouge!, when he first met Satine. That awkward school boy look every time Martland sees Johanna. Noticing how she secretly tries to help her husband got me whispering to Oliver, how obvious it was that Johanna and Mortdecai were meant for each other. So, it’s true about the old saying, behind every successful man is a woman. 

Imagine Martland with a moustache (Source: Internet)
Johanna works her charms on Martland (Source: Internet)
See? Together through thick and thin,
Charlie and Johanna Mortdecai (Source: Internet)


Of course, you”ll resent the fact how Martland tries to be funny and sends Mortdecai and Jock to Los Angeles, hoping that he’ll have some time alone with Johanna. When Johanna knows that Mortdecai is flying to find Milton Krampft (Jeff Goldblum), she warns him off Krampft’s nymphomaniac daughter, Georgina (Olivia Munn)


Georgina Krampf puts Samantha Jones to shame in this movie (Source: Internet)


Upon arriving in Los Angeles, Mortdecai seems to be in a culture shock. Haha, first at the hotel with gorgeous American girls in their bikinis, calling it a location set for a porn movie. And much later, when he calls Johanna, not only he gets frustrated as Johanna doesn’t recognize him at first, he also feels disgusted with the sound of people having sex next door. He calls Jock to complain, only to hear him says, “We’ll try to keep it down, sir“. Hahaha! Just as Oliver and I suspected. Like when he walks out from the bathroom in the airplane, followed by a pretty woman who later sits with her husband who is holding a baby. Haha!

“Checking in?” (Source: Internet)
Los Angeles is heaven for Jock it seems (Source: Internet)
Can’t blame him, he’s British! Haha! (Source: FB/MortdecaiTheFilm)


When Mortdecai meets Georgina, now that was funny. Georgina seems attracted to Mortdecai‘s moustache and tells him to touch her breasts with Jock looking on. Oliver and I actually thought Jock might actually get the chance to give a go at Georgina, considering both are very sexual people, haha. 


‘Touch my breasts’ (Source: Lionsgate)

Lord Mortdecai! You didn’t! (Source: Internet)



“This maybe a customary greeting in America,” says Mortdecai (Source: Internet)


Aaah, seriously, this movie is something you might like if you’re planning to enjoy a movie without thinking too much and all. Of course Malaysians need to be prepared for the lengthy speeches with phrases that may bore you silly if you’re not familiar to British movies. But Oliver and I actually stayed until the ending credit roll because we were so eager to know who plays what. Besides, the song during the credit was beautiful, we loved it!

So, while I go and look for that song, please enjoy Shirley Bassey’s ‘Big Spender’!


See you in the next confession!

All my love, XOXO,
Miss Paris






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Pirates of the Caribbean – Movie Diary

Bringing Sexy Jack Back!

The iconic Captain Jack Sparrow (Source: Internet)


Aaah, what a nice Friday it had been for me! Switching on to TV3 to find ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’ was showing. What a delight!

I remember watching The Curse of the Black Pearl for the first time a little more than a decade ago and immediately became a fan of the film series. I’ve always adored Johnny Depp as an actor. He has this incredible persona in whatever role that he plays in films. By playing Captain Jack Sparrow, Depp has brought swashbuckling, pirate movies to a new level. When previous pirate portrayals depicted them as aggressive and cruel, Captain Jack Sparrow was a total opposite. 


Inspired by a fun ride at Disneyland, Pirates of
the Caribbean has evolved into a
 box-office film series (Source: Internet)


Although he has been equally skilful as a swordsman, just like any other pirates (unfortunately, he couldn’t shoot very well); he usually relied on his tricks and wits to get out of conflict. Yes, at times, he appeared like a traitor, but eventually, you’ll learn to like his characterization on Rolling Stones guitarist, Keith Richards and the amorous cartoon character, Pepé Le Pew the skunk


One of the world’s legendary musician, Keith Richards (Source: Internet)


Pepé Le Pew often mistakes the painted cat as a skunk (Source: Internet)

In The Curse of the Black Pearl, we learned that Jack Sparrow was betrayed by his first mate, Captain Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) who left Sparrow on an island to die. Barbossa and his crew stole a treasure chest which contained 882 pieces of Aztec gold coins. What they didn’t know was the treasure came with a curse of the undead, leaving Barbossa and his crew unable to enjoy worldly pleasures such as food, drink and companion of a woman.

This movie also centres the hidden love between Elizabeth Swann (Kiera Knightley) and Will Turner (Orlando Bloom without the blond wig he wears as Legolas), having grown together since young. Unlike other movies with beautiful damsels in distress, this damsel knows her way around pirates; including their negotiation code, Parley. 


Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner (Source: Internet)

When the Aztec coin that Elizabeth wore as a necklace touched sea water in an accident, it triggered the magic of the undead; sending Barbossa and his crew of The Black Pearl a signal for them to retrieve it. Thinking that Elizabeth was William ‘Bootstrap Bill’ Turner, the only pirate who supported Jack Sparrow in the mutiny; the undead crew took her with them to return the Aztec gold coins.

Meanwhile, in order to save Elizabeth, Will released Jack and set sail to find the Black Pearl. From finding a new crew to negotiating with Commodore James Norrington (James Davenport), the movie offers non-stop action with some great comedic moments and yes, extremely impressive visual effects particularly during the revelation of the undead curse. And the music is powerful as it is familiar to our ears. 


The undead curse put upon the Black Pearl crew (Source: Internet)


Aaah, I don’t think I need to write more about the movie. Many of us know how the story goes in each movie. We know Jack Sparrow as a real person for more than a decade. We know the way he speaks, walks, runs, squints and his facial expressions when he tries to make a point or negotiate with people. The man is as subtle as the cannons firing between the Black Pearl and HMS Dauntless! Haha!

And here are my favourite Jack moments!


Ahaaa, the first time we all see Captain Jack Sparrow,
 looking very suave (Source: Internet)
Turns out the ship is sinking (Source: Internet)
Will Turner surprises Jack Sparrow with his sword
 fighting skills (Source: Internet)



Haha, this one is funny! (Source: Internet)
Proud of his compass which later in the film series
revealed to be magical (Source: Internet)

Jack Sparrow experiences a moment as the undead (Source: Internet)


So, to all Captain Jack Sparrow’s crew out there, don’t forget to tune in to TV3 every Friday at 10.00pm for a weekly swashbuckling adventure!

Whenever I’m too lazy to dress up decently to watch TV upstairs or downstairs, I’ll just stream online here:

http://www.tv3malaysia.net/2010/06/tv3-malaysia-online-streaming.html



Pirates of the Caribbean : Dead Man’s Chest
 30th January 2014 (Photo: Internet)



Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
6th February 2015 (Photo: Internet)


Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
13th February 2015 (Photo: Internet)

See you in the next confession!

All my love, XOXO,
Miss Paris

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The Boy Next Door (2015) – Movie Diary

Looks Can Be Deceiving After All



The Boy Next Door (Source: FB/theboynextdoor)

Yesterday, after my colleague, Mel Muzammil and I attended an event at One City Mall, we decided to go and watch ‘The Boy Next Door’ at Midvalley Megamall. I guess his main attraction was Jennifer Lopez and yes, his Instagram info is ‘The boy next door with a little bit of a devil attitude’, haha!

So, before we begin, let’s watch the trailer shall we?



Pretty good, huh? Well, the overall movie was okay, I guess. Before anyone thinks that I hate J-Lo or anything, well I don’t. In fact, I’ve been a fan since she acted in Anaconda and when she started singing, I was one of the first girls in my school to buy her music CD, On The 6

It began with J-Lo, playing Claire Peterson who is separated from her husband (John Corbett) and lives with her teenage son, Kevin (Ian Nelson). She’s also very close to Vicky (Kristin Chenoweth) who is later revealed to be the Vice Principle of the school where Claire is teaching literature.

I’ll have a VERY good morning too if I have
a neighbour that hot! (Source: FB/TheBoyNextDoor)


So, when Claire plans to bring Kevin to the doctor, Noah Sandborn (Ryan Guzman) walks into their lives, helping her out with the garage door. I’m not familiar with the Step-Up franchise which Ryan Guzman acted it, but after seeing those bulging biceps, I understand why he was cast, haha. I don’t expect a scrawly little fella to help with the garage door and ends up seducing J-Lo either. Perhaps that plot is better saved for a parody, haha.

With Noah’s uncle undergoing a transplant, being the good neighbour, Claire invites Noah to have dinner at her as often as he wishes. At the same time, she has been eyeing the boy quite frequently. I’m sorry, I’d probably do the same thing too if I had a hot, beefy, straight male neighbour every time I look outside the window. 

Curious about the hottie next door…(Source: www.theboynextdoorfilm.com)

Well, the feeling is mutual, I guess… (Source: theboynextdoorfilm.com)
Of course, at first, she only sees him attending to his sick uncle. Then, things get a little more intense when she starts seeing his sexy body and he gives her a meaningful look in return. To me, that’s like asking for it, haha. Of course, since John Corbett’s character whose name has slipped my mind did cheat on her with a younger secretary at work, I guess Claire is a little intrigued. Perhaps, she has one of those adult-crush imaginations too. Well, with Ryan Guzman, I would too! Haha!

That body? Yes, I’d be tempted too! (Source: FB/TheBoyNextDoor)

And by the way, the attraction is not just physical. Apparently, Noah is somewhat well-read. Not only he likes classic literatures, he seems to memorize the story word by word. Surely any woman would fall for such persona. I mean, the boy next door is not just about brawn, but brains too. Even I have to admit, I’m a sucker for nerdy boys. Literature nerd with that face and body, fuuuh, count me in! And he fixes cars! Since Bumblebee, my car has been acting up, wouldn’t he be a real catch?

All my years, I’ve never had a mechanic who looks like this
 to fix Bumblebee (Source: www.theboynextdoorfilm.com)

Claire was impressed by Noah’s knowledge on
Homer’s Illiad (Source: www.theboynextdoorfilm.com)

At the same time, Vicky has been desperately trying to set Claire up with single men, which ends badly one night. In a state of disappointment, Claire drinks a lot of red wine and receives a call from Noah, asking her to help him cook a whole chicken. Aha! So, car-fixing literature nerd with beautiful body and face does have a weakness after all, he CANNOT cook! 

Drunk and vulnerable and tempted with that hot, hot body, Claire ends up having sex with the almost 20 year-old neighbour, only to wake up the next day, feeling ashamed of herself. By the way, to all my fellow Malaysians, please don’t be disappointed, there is no sex scene for you to watch and ahem, find excuse to start practising, haha. 

All it takes is one night only (Source: FB/TheBoyNextDoor)
Okay, folks, I’m trying to keep The Miss Paris Diaries clean,
 so here’s a little teaser (Source: Internet)
Meanwhile, Claire’s ex-husband has been trying to win her over again. But every time he tries, Claire asks for space and time. When Noah sees Claire rejecting him but still entertaining the ex-husband, he begins his plot to get close to her. So, you have a beautiful stalker with great abs, Claire Peterson? Shouldn’t you be grateful? The rest of us have weirdos for stalker, haha, what most Malaysians would call ‘muka pecah jamban’

Following cars, hacking computers, sending flowers, coming over to the house, bla bla bla, yes, we’ve seen stalkers like that. But to enrol in the same school and Xerox like hundreds of photos of the two having sex, wow! That was not too shabby! I mean, how scary was that, right? To have such incriminating photos printed in hundreds of copies and splayed all around your workplace! But, if it’s me and Chris Evans or Hugh Jackman, well, I guess, I don’t mind, haha. 


Noah’s psychotic behaviour gets more and more
dangerous as the days go by (Source: FB/TheBoyNextDoor)

Behind the beautiful face, is a psycho waiting
 to act (Source: FB/TheBoyNextDoor)

As Noah continues to stalk Claire, he also tries to drive Kevin away from his dad. At the beginning of the movie, it seems that Claire is the one who’s not too eager with her ex-husband coming over too often and convincing her to rethink their divorce. 


Noah gets close to Kevin and his dad to press
Claire further (Source: www.theboynextdoorfilm.com)


Well, this time, let’s not ruin the whole show with spoilers from The Miss Paris Diaries. You’ve got to go and watch it for yourself to find out more. Supposedly, this movie was produced to draw more Hispanic community with the casting of Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Guzman, which got me thinking. If you want to draw the Hispanic crowd, then produce something in Spanish! Hahaha!

What’s all this obsession about?

*Obsess: to preoccupy or fill the mind of (someone) continually, intrusively and to a troubling extent

(Source: Google)

See? The definition says ‘to a troubling extent‘, so, let’s see what other movies/TV Series that focussed on OBSESSION.

1. Obsession
This movie focuses on a young woman who’s obsessed with a married man, I guess Ali Larter, fresh from her HEROES fame and the La Diva Queen B herself, with multiple chart-toppers do make a great catfight scene. 

Beware of catfights! (Source: Internet)

2. Misery
Many would agree, this is one of the best Stephen King’s adaptations ever! This brings back to the memories of an old typewriter with the letter ‘N’ missing. Remember the scene when Khaty Bates hammered James Caan‘s foot just to keep him around? And she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role! 

Obsession towards her favourite writer drives her into madness (Source: Internet)


3. Dorian Gray
Oh, the first time I read The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, I was hooked. Yes, don’t mind the homosexual contexts in it, just focus on the journey of a man driven by his obsession to stay youthful. Did he really sell his soul to the Devil? You’ll know. Besides, having Ben Barnes portraying Dorian Gray was such a delight! Now we can see a different version of ‘susuk’ horror, haha!


Will you sell your soul to the Devil for everlasting beauty? (Source: Internet)


4. Valentine
No, before you think I’m writing about Valentine’s Day, this movie was a box-office bomb but it was quite known among Malaysians. Most probably due to David Boreanaz‘s portrayal of Adam/Jeremy, he was famous for his TV-series, Angel; a spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer about his journey as a vampire with a soul. In this movie, all the girls who rejected him during Prom were killed in the manners of their rejection towards Jeremy back in junior high. The best scene is probably when Denise Richards was killed in a jacuzzi, following her brutal rejection saying, “I’d rather be boiled alive“. Well, you got what you wished for, honey!

Well, killing me softly with tough love? (Source: Internet)



5. American Beauty
With Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening acting in this movie, how could this film go wrong? It didn’t, it received critical acclaims and made it big in the box office too. Despite various characters portraying obsession towards something; Annette’s Carolyn is materialistic, the neighbour’s son is obsessed with his video camera and the neighbour himself seems obsessed with the image of being a military officer; the real deal obsession was of Kevin’s Lester who imagines his daughter’s school friend in a sexual manner. Remember the scene showing Mena Suvari and red roses? Aaah, epic!


The Award-winning American Beauty (Source: Internet)


6. Perfume: The Story of A Murderer
You must watch this movie first, then read the book! If the movie has you hooked, I don’t blame you. The first time I watched ‘Perfume’, I immediately fell in love with the movie. It starts with the creepy supernatural gift of scent which leads Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw) to finding the true scent of a woman. And yes, like many Western horror, the number is 13, he goes on a spree to murder 13 women along the way. 


Remember this movie the next time you buy a perfume, haha (Source: Internet)

7. Fatal Attraction
Yes, this is possibly the most remembered movie of a woman’s obsession towards the married man she had an affair with. Michael Douglas plays a husband who’s had a fling with Glenn Close. Thinking the weekend affair was all over, Glenn’s character, Alex becomes obsessed enough to stalk him and his family. She even goes as far as killing his daughter’s pet and claiming pregnancy. 

In fact, Fatal Attraction is  referred to the psychological result of being a spinster, as depicted in the Bridget Jones’s Diary. I’m not approving this, but you have to admit, Fatal Attraction is a cult classic!


Hell hath no fury than a woman scorned (Source: Internet)


8. Basic Instinct
This is another thriller starring Michael Douglas. This time, he partnered up with Sharon Stone who plays a criminal author who is obsessed with her writing, enough to kill her victims as part of her upcoming inspirations. Yes, yes, yes, we know you all remember the leg-crossing scene, which Sharon claimed she didn’t know anything about? Really, sweetie? You didn’t see where the camera was focussing? But, honest to God, this is one obsession that inspired many other thrillers of a similar plot including ‘Ice World’ the Japanese TV series with Nanako Matsushima and Yutaka Takaneuchi


Yes, yes, the movie that tells us even Hollywood stars
hate Hollywood waxing, haha! (Source: Internet)

So, what’s your obsession? Who do you stalk?

Well, don’t tell me, keep it to yourself. After all, it is part of human nature to obsess about something, isn’t it? *wink*

See you in the next confession!

All my love, XOXO,
Miss Paris

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CURRENT DEVELOPMENT IN YEMEN

CURRENT DEVELOPMENT IN YEMEN


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is monitoring closely with concern the current developments taking place in Yemen, particularly in Sana’a.  

The Government of Malaysia welcomes the deal reached by the Government of Yemen and the opposing faction on 21 January 2015. 

The Government of Malaysia hopes that all parties will honour the United Nations (UN) and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) brokered Peace and Partnership Agreement and work towards lasting political stability and peace. 

Malaysia also calls on all parties to remain committed to the outcome of the National Dialogue Conference and commends the efforts by President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and the United Nations Special Envoy, Jamal Benomar.

The Embassy of Malaysia in Sana’a is in constant contact with Malaysians residing in Sana’a, mostly students, who are safe and located away from the conflict area.

 As the current situation in Yemen remains fluid, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise all Malaysians to defer all non-essential travel to Yemen. 

All Malaysians who are still in Yemen are advised to register with the Embassy of Malaysia in Sana’a which can be contacted at the following:

Address: Iran Street, Hadda, P.O. Box 16157​
No.Tel    : (00) 967-1-429781/(00) 967-1-42978
E-mail    : mwsanaa@kln.gov.my
Fax : (00) 967-1-429783

PUTRAJAYA
23 January 2015


Map of Yemen (Source: Google)

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