The Rustic Woodland Christmas @1Utama Shopping Centre- The Christmas Diary

It’s all about love and joy

Oliver and I usually go to 1Utama Shopping Centre for our weekly movie date. And he knows how much I love to take photos every time 1Utama Shopping Centre sets up their special theme at the New Wing. 

Oooh, this year is quite a festive! The theme is ‘The Rustic Woodland Christmas – Love & Joy’. I felt like I took a journey into the wardrobe and on the other side, I discovered the snowy, magical world of Narnia like that of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Just look at those adorable forest creatures celebrating Christmas!

Some are playing musical instruments
The squirrels hang around to enjoy the music
And the birds watch on from high above

Of course, hats off to 1Utama Shopping Centre for making those polystyrene snow for the children to enjoy.  When some countries may not experience snow until much later, it seems like Malaysia welcomes snow flakes right here at 1Utama Shopping Centre.

Even the smallest things do matter to make one happy
The whole floor is covered in snow for the little kids to enjoy
Awwwww, isn’t that cute?
She probably asks mummy and daddy to stay longer
This little princess is enjoying the snow as much as the other children

Of course, Oliver and I couldn’t stay long since we’ve got a movie to catch.

So, I’ll share with other photos that I manage to snap.

The happy woodland creatures

Of Love and Joy

A favourite Christmas classic, the Nutcracker Prince

Christmas decorations

Plushies for Christmas!

The whole gang is here!

Glass works are lovely Christmas gifts

Santa and Elf-Monsters, aaarrrrrggghhhh!!!!

Something for you

A word from the wise, shop and celebrate in moderation

Have a great Merry Christmas, everybody!

About 1Utama Shopping Centre

  • 1Utama Shopping Centre is situated in Bandar Utama Damansara, a township in the north of Petaling Jaya, Selangor and is also adjacent to the Taman Tun Dr. Ismail township in Kuala Lumpur; the capital city of Malaysia. 
  • Its gross built-up area totals 5,000,000 square feet (465,000 square metres), making it the largest shopping mall in Malaysia and the fourth largest in the world as reported by Violet Kim for CNN on 19th February 2014
  • Wittily tag-lined “It’s all in one!”, 1Utama Shopping Centre is indisputably a premier lifestyle and entertainment mecca with something for everyone.
  • 1Utama Shopping Centre is an award-winning shopping centre that redefinces the shopping scene, achieving many industry firsts such as the Skybridge, a lush tropical Rainforest inside the mall and its Secret Garden, South East Asia’s largest rooftop garden.
  • 1Utama Shopping Centre boasts 6 retails levels for your shopping pleasure with over 650 trendy shops for an experience like no other. 
  • For easier navigation, 1Utama Shopping Centre has various themed zones: Highstreet, Oval, Rainforest, Secret Garden, Promenade, Promenade Lakeside, Centre Court, Sportszone and the Entertainment Zone

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Yours truly enjoying the Rustic Woodland Christmas
Have a Merry Christmas, everybody and Happy New Year 2015!

See you in the next confession!

All my love, XOXO,
Miss Paris

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The Sweet Escape – Quill City Mall’s Christmas Decoration

It’s so sweet, I’m becoming diabetic!

Recently, my baby brother, Meor Arif invited me to the free movie screening at GSC Quill City Mall. While waiting for him, I went to the centre court and fell in loooooove with the Christmas Decoration they’ve set up.

The theme was ‘The Sweet Escape’, yes, like that song by Gwen Stefani, woot woot!

Here are some photos. I’ll find time to write about it. Haha! 

Start your journey to ‘The Sweet Escape’ at Quill City Mall

In a Candy-liscious world!
Escape into the world of sweetness
Whooopeeeee! You can play hopscotch here!
With swirl lollipops as trees!
They are so colourful, you’d wish they are real
Go, grab one

Full story is up in the next confession!

All my love, XOXO
Miss Paris

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Switch (1991) – Movie Diary

The old switcheroo 

One of the things that I love doing when I’m alone and bored is to start reading movie summaries on Wikipedia. Sometimes, From one link, I can continue clicking until I read something else altogether. So, I was reading about ‘Interstellar’ and clicked on ‘Matt Damon’ which led to ‘Ocean’s Thirteen‘, and came across this name: Ellen Barkin. Curious to know who she was, I clicked on her profile and read that she was known for the 1991 movie, ‘Switch‘.

Promotional Poster (Source: Internet)

Aaah, it turned out that ‘Switch’ was a movie about the old switcheroo, body swapping. What I read was a very, very short summary with little info. So, I decided to look for the movie on Youtube. And guess, what? I found it! So, I watched it. 

The movie began with Steve, a womanizing advertising executive who is murdered by this three ex-girlfriends. Yes, THREE! What he assumed was a fun orgy in the jacuzzi turned out to be a payback for the way he treated women. 

When drowning Steve doesn’t do the trick, Margo (middle) shoots him (Source:Internet)

So, he is stuck between Heaven and Hell and requests from God to return to Earth to find the one female who liked him, in order to be in God’s good graces. The Devil however has another idea. Since he is recruiting, he makes Steve’s journey more difficult by deciding that, Steve should come back as a woman so he could not simply pretend to be a good guy to sway women into liking him.

This is when things start to get really interesting. Of course, since God agrees with the Devil, Steve came back as a beautiful blonde played by Ellen Barkin. Hysterical at first, Steve decides to call his colleague, Walter (Jimmy Smits). 

Steve is in the bathroom for his usual morning business 
for the first time as woman(Source: Internet)

Steve goes to see one of his murderer, Margo and spooks her into lending Steve a dress. Steve meets Walter at a bar and introduces himself as ‘Amanda’, derived from ‘A MAN’, haha, how convenient! (So now, I will address Steve as Amanda) Supposedly, Amanda is Steve’s half-sister to whom Steve confides about his miserable life and decides to take a sabbatical in the manner of French painter, Gauguin which was repeatedly mentioned in the first half of the movie. 

So, Amanda manages to get a big, fat raise from Steve’s boss on grounds that ‘Steve doesn’t give you a hard-on’, which I thought was extremely funny since as a viewer, I knew that was Steve talking to his own boss. Yet, that scene proved how some women could just get away with murder with just the way they look.

Amanda explains how Steve needs time off like Gauguin (Source: Internet)

So, Amanda began her search and tries to reach out to so many women who know Steve just to get a positive feedback to escape the sentence in Hell. It turns out that no women like him, not even a little. His secretary cries in joy when she knows that Steve is never coming back. Other women call him ‘a major asshole’, hahah, well, you can imagine you horrible he had been treating women. Including one model who slept with Steve to be on the cover of the magazine. 

*Guess what, this Connie model was played by the forever adorable Tea Leoni!

Amanda meets Connie, who graces the front 
cover of a magazine after sleeping with Steve (Source: Internet)

In the meantime, Amanda becomes the centre of attention at work and when she goes out. Steve’s boss try to hit on her. A colleague, Dan who just moves to her office tries his luck too. Even Walter, in a drunken state actually confesses how he found Amanda totally irresistible. 

Amanda even catches the eye of Sheila (Lorraine Braco), a potential client who she meets with Margo’s help. At first Amanda plays along, and then she realizes that she’s a homophobe. Yet, she tried her best until she and Sheila both got into a brawl at an all-lesbian party. Somehow Sheila must’ve been very impressed that she decided to hire Amanda’s company to manage her advertising needs. 

The Blonde vs The Brunette (Source: Internet)

I actually loved the scene during a business meeting when Amanda and Sheila clearly show their hostility (jealousy, perhaps?) towards each other. Sheila requested the ever-obnoxious Dan to manage her account. Dan asks Amanda to join his team and she purposely pressed her breasts against Dan’s face, asking him out to discuss the account. When she asks which place does Dan prefer, some place public or private? Dan answers, the former and Amanda spits out, ‘Good, then I can show you off!‘ and walks away, with the camera panning to Sheila to show her silent reaction.

Like all movies with similar body swapping plot, Amanda learns how horrible Steve has been treating women. In fact, she finally understands the whole deal about being a woman. How sometimes women are discriminated against, subjected to sexual harassment, etc. On a drunken night with Walter, they ended up making love. I thought it was really funny how she punches Walter in the face a couple of times and accuses him of being a rapist. 

Amanda’s new look (Source: Internet)

Steve’s body is found and Amanda is tried at court, since Margo plants the gun at Steve’s apartment. Since Amanda can’t prove she IS Steven Brooks, so she is sent to jail. During her sentence, she finds out that she is pregnant with Walter’s child.

Later, Walter informs her that Amanda can’t carry the baby to full term due to complications and suggests an abortion, of course, Amanda refuses having grown used to being pregnant. I cried during this scene!

Walter: He (the doctor) said that if you carry the baby to full term, it’s possible that you might … (trails off)

Amanda: Die? What about the baby, Walter?

Walter: That’s the thing. He said that if you decide not to have the baby, well, then… 

Amanda: Oh, no! I’m having the baby, Walter. 

Walter: Can we talk about this here?

Amanda: No, we can’t talk about this! Walt, you can’t imagine what it’s like to have a life inside you. It’s growing, Walter. It’s moving. It lives because I live and when I die, there’s a part of me that goes on. It’s truly amazing thing. It is an honest-to-God miracle. 

How do you feel about marrying your basketball partner, buddy? (Source: Internet)

A tear-jerker scene turns into something funny, when Walter asks Amanda to marry him. She actually snickers when saying her ‘I do’. Walter quits his job at the firm after being pressured by his boss. Amanda later dies after she delivers a beautiful baby girl. 

Finally, a female who likes Steve Brooks, his/her own daughter (Source: Internet)

The scene ends with Walter and their daughter visits Amanda’s grave. The tombstone reads ‘Amanda Brooks Stone – A great guy and a very special woman. May they rest in peace. 1955-1991’. And up there, Amanda is given a choice either to be a male or female angel to which she responds, ‘I really liked being a man, but being a woman has its advantages’. 

Okay, now, why I love this movie? Throughout the movie, I was wondering, when will Amanda ever turn into Steve again. And of course, how could he explain Amanda’s disappearance? Going to Tahiti like Gauguin as well? Hahaha! But I was proven wrong. Amanda stayed as Amanda until the end. It was quite different from all the old switcheroo movies I’ve watched before. 

I honestly think Ellen Barkin played Amanda Brooks so well, with her manly mannerism throughout the movie. Even when she wears a dress and gets all dolled-up, you still see a man struggling in high heels and tries so hard NOT to look at other women’s assets. And Jimmy Smits made his character, Walter Stone so, so, so adorable. You just can’t avoid liking him so much and wanting him to have a happy ending with Amanda, no matter how wrong that might’ve been. 

Ellen Barkin and Jimmy Smits were adorable together (Source: Internet)

Here’s where I watched Switch. Thank you, Ardi Tan for uploading the movie which moved me to tears. 

But if you’re unsure if you might like the movie, watch the trailer here

Here are among my other favourites!

1. The Hot Chick
Honestly, I still couldn’t get pass Rob Schneider and Rachel McAdams experience a body swap. Remember the scenes with Rob adjusting to being a girl? Hahaha! The bar scene with the bartender. The bathroom scene at the club. When he approached Jessica’s boyfriend. Hahaha!

The new face of ‘HOT’? (Source: Internet)

2. 17 Again
Aaaah, the first movie that I could actually stand Zac Efron, haha! Excuse me, High School Musical fans! I absolutely love this movie because when Mark (it’s actually Mike) is chasing his good old days, he realizes that the most important thing in life is his family all along. 

This movie makes me feel like a cougar! (Source: Internet)

3. Freaky Friday
With Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan, this was a great movie for the whole family. Haha, who’d have thought the fortune cookies can turn your fortune upside down! 

One of Lilo’s best! (Source: Internet)

See you in the next confession!

All my love, XOXO,
Miss Paris

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Love Is – by Miss Paris

Old memories of you…

Love is when he sees me for the first time and just tells himself, “I should talk to her”…

Love is when he speaks to me for the first time and tells himself, “I want to be her friend”…

Love is when he becomes my friend and tells himself, “I want to share everything with her” …

Love is when he shares one line, “Paris, I love u” …

Love is when I realize that I feel the same way..

Love is when he is all I think about every day…

Love is when he is all I dream about every night…

Love is when his voice echoes in my head every day…

Love is when I touch his hand, I feel his warmth…

Love is when I hold him tight, I feel his heartbeat..

Love is when I kiss his lips, I feel his passion…

Love is when he brightens my day…

Love is when he fills my night with stars. ..

Love is when he completes my life…

If love is a person, his name is… 

Love in sunset (Source: Internet)

*Aaaaahhhh, another blast from the past, circa 2008.

I have to admit, I’m not a good writer when it comes to grammar and structure, everything that says ‘English Literature’. I just love to write.

See you in the next confession!

All my love, XOXO,

Miss Paris

I wuv ya!

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Why ‘Confessions’? – by Miss Paris

Confession vs Entry

Yes, it is a little confusing isn’t it? Making it sound so glamorous like ‘The Confessions of a Shopaholic’ and ‘The Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen’. 

The Shopaholic Series have driven readers worldwide crazy (Source: Internet)

Since I started hanging out with my blogging buddies, I always hear them talk about their daily entries and what-nots. Honestly, when it comes to anything living on battery and electricity (even calculators, mind you!), I’m as blank as a piece of sketching paper. Haha! Yes, it’s actually that bad. So, instead of seeing myself as a blogger, I’d prefer to see myself as a contributor/writer.

So, whatever I write, comes straight from my heart and mind (hopefully in a good balance). Just as honest one ought to be when writing diaries, I see it more of a confession.

Nope, I’m not a teenager anymore but I could be a DRAMA QUEEN 
if you push me! (Source: Internet)

You see, I look highly on bloggers. To me, they play a significant role in the development of the society, part of the new age media. Youngsters nowadays turn to them for information. Of course, it goes back to the sort of information that you share, and how you convey the messages. I respect how some blogging buddies of mine manage their blogs. Of course, that’s a loooooooot to catch up. In fact, I don’t plan to. I just want to learn from them. They have some great ideas and approach when connecting with the world (remember when I said, when you dream, you dream BIG?) through their writings. 

Let me thank the bloggers who helped me a lot for the past one year!

The Big Papa who made The Miss Paris Diaries possible. 
You want to set up your own blog? This is the guy you seek! 

Sweet like honey, Dik Bee – she takes excellent photos for us (Source: Facebook)

Who would’ve thought we all went to UiTM Arau together, 
only different courses. Pojie & Pejal, I call them.

The adorable, big softies! Mawardi & Razi

One of those rare moments Zulhilmi Tempoyak forgot 
to open his mouth widely in photos!

The Visible Voice who voiced out ‘Perlu ke?’ and made it famous!

The Baby Brother, any takers, ladies? (Source: Instagram)

Kak Hanim (3rd from left) who taught me on ethics and responsibility while running a blog and Miera Nadhirah (far right) who often extended invitations to me

As much as some people think that they can get away with responsibilities when posting stuff online, I’d prefer if we all practise a little bit of ethics in this world. One can be personal about something, but at the same time, please be fair to others as well. Remember this famous line from Spiderman, ‘With great power, comes great responsibility’? So, let us all carry a little responsibility in the society. 

Back to the ‘confessions’ story, well, hold your breath, ladies and gentlemen. I’m planning to share other people’s stories and confessions too in the future! So, stay tuned….

See you in the next confession!

All my love, XOXO,
Miss Paris

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