February 24, 2010

I've gotten used to finding penguins creatively made out of all sorts of materials from glass to metal to chocolate... but eggplant definitely beats them all.

February 22, 2010

Help Heal Haiti

Everyone should get the chance to give a little (or a lot) of support to those in Haiti. Switch Restaurant and house of glaMO have made this possible here in Dubai by holding a fundraiser event from Sunday Feb. 28th to Monday March 1st from 6pm – 12 am at the Dubai Mall. There will be some good food, music and most importantly an auction with some great items! Book your table by calling 04-339-9131, your support and money will help so many it’s truly worth it. 

I’m glad I got to promote house of glaMO’s “help heal Haiti” t-shirts, you can buy one for AED 200 by emailing: info@houseofglamo.com. If you can’t make it out to the events at least order a t-shirt! 

It's really great to see how many people are showing their support worldwide :)

February 18, 2010


Remember when it was all about AOL, ICQ and all those other chatting platforms... Lucky for us things have become even more awkward with Chatroulette, a new way to chat with strangers all around the world. 

The concept is basic, there are two screens and a chat box, you've got your picture, someone else's and the button "play." Once you play it finds someone randomly and at any point you can press "next" and find someone new to stare at. I've heard it's addictive and there are all sorts of games you can play to entertain yourself with it. It's also pretty likely you come across a number of people "pleasing" themselves in front of the camera. Apparently, the 17 year old kid in Moscow who designed it didn't know the ratio of obscene people to decent is about 9:1. 

So if you've got some time on your hands check it out, with thousands of online users you're bound to come across a couple interesting stories to share.

February 14, 2010

La Roux – Tigerlily (B. Rich Remix)

happy "love" day

I guess some people do need a reminder to show their "special" someone that they L-O-V-E them, but does it really have to be a worldwide predictable event on the same day? I guess I find it sort of cheesy being at a restaurant knowing every other couple around me is there for that same reason. What if your lover doesn't take you out to dinner, does he not love you enough?? If he forgets to order you roses should you reconsider the relationship? I think if Valentines day is what someone bases their relationship on they've got some inner issues to sort out. Believe me, I know some people who take this day very seriously. 

I clearly remember high school and the rush everyone would get from the roses that would be delivered to the students in class.  There was definitely some sort of rose competition going on with those regular attention seeking students you find in each grade. Mind you, they either sent a bouquet to themselves or agreed on it with their friends. It’s like an unfortunate need to show off how loved you are.

I’ve noticed the expectations of friends around me increase progressively, I remember a time when a rose, some Hershey kisses  and the occasional card would do the job, and now find that if you’re not making a purchase from Cartier’s “Love” collection you'd better have a good excuse to save the relationship! Ok it’s not that bad, but I think there’s a bit too much pressure on couples and their exchanges,  I think we’ve all forgotten that a person’s company is really what matters most on this day. Too bad genuinely appreciating the smaller things does not apply. We can only blame each other and our growing superficial needs. I'm not saying I don't like gifts, I just think if they pop up unexpectedly it makes them  a bit more exciting and special.

On the flip side, Valentines day does hold a record for being the second largest card-sending holiday of the year - after Christmas. At least it’s nice to know that in the midst of all the hatred we see around us, there's still a lot of love to give in some way or another. Let this day be what you want- secretly something to brag about,  personal and special in its own original way, or just another day. As long as you disgusting lovebirds are happy then do what you gotta do and enjoy it :p

February 9, 2010

I feel Better - Hot Chip

I've been waiting patiently for Hot Chip's new cd and it's finally out!! I haven't even heard it yet and I'm sure I'll love it all... already obsessed with this track:

February 4, 2010

January '10 Playlist

how to live - bears (couldn't find it on youtube)
the chills - peter bjorn and john
i'm scared - duffy
lola stars and stripes - the stills
melectric - ramona falls
i'm with you - the stills
intro - the xx
stars - the xx
bluetime - say hi
you've got the love (xx remix) - florence the machine
laundry - say hi to your mom
islands - the xx
sweet sweet heartkiller - say  hi
blah blah blah - say hi to your mom
zero to love - say hi
all the right moves - one republic
watcha say - jason derulo