25.3.09

What are you currently listen to? My fave....

Renee Olsted

Sarah Brightman


Taylor Swift



Brandy




Adele









12.3.09

Facing reality of life......

Hello....first of all, I don’t like discrimination in the name of 'fashion' ( I’m talking about Malaysian fashion scene) especially when it refers to the next generations in fashion based on their experiences and so on. Being a young designer is a whole lot new experience that worth a thousand miles and I’m completely happy to be part of this interesting and amazing journey and at the same time I’m proud of myself, the way I am now. All of my family members were just like so ‘into it’ and it given me strength and confidence to pursue my dreams. May god bless u all. Amin.

When we talk about discrimination in fashion, this kind of thing would be something that sounds a bit controversy and for me-it shouldn’t happen! Being a ‘fashion designer’ in Malaysia, would be something like a ‘joke’ and something like it can never happen to you. It’s only a dreams and it’s hard for you to make it real. Is it true, Sandra? Well, I’m going to say that......only a blind man can make that statement and stuff. This kind of perception is absolutely annoying and totally stupid. (Sorry for those words!) But it’s true babe.

When you really get involved in it, by then you will understand what I’m saying. Even though I’m a full time student in MARA University of technology (known as UiTM) back in Shah Alam and I’m also a fashion observer plus thinker ( based on my very own point of view) there is something wrong with this ‘dog-eat-dog world’. Something that you might say it’s normal, but the truth is it’s not! That’s the reason why I would like to share my ‘point of view’ about our very own ‘Fashion Scene’ here in Malaysia. I’m not a super-talented young designer, but I’m totally great at realizing my dreams and my goals toward something that I’m in love with. I don’t care about people saying something bad to me, maybe it’s the nature of the person. Who care’s!

In 2007, I’ve been selected to be one of the finalist of Malaysia International fashion Awards ( known as MIFA8) This would be my greatest achievement ever cause’ I’m under graduate student ( doing my first Diploma in fashion) It feels like a dreams come true to me. I’ve been dreaming about this competition and finally I’m part of it. For me, being one of the MIFA8 would be like you are one of the CFDA (The Council of Fashion Designers of America) finalist. In this competition, I learn a lot and at some points I feel like I’ve been wasting my time, my energy and everything. I just don’t geddit’!

For your information, I’ve been working like hell to make sure that my creations is in good condition. I’ve been pouring my ideas and every single thing that can make it looks good on the runway, but some people just don’t get it! They just don’t understand what I’m doing. Can you believe it? It just so sad. Completely sad! Well, what can I say....that ‘so called fashion people’ just did! The truth is, I’m not working for you and there is nothing to say. At least, I’m happy with what I’m doing! I would like to add that, this is all about politics and stuff!. Done.

Let’s go back to the main point.

Reading a fashion magazine is a must for me. When you get involved in this fashion world, you must really understand the purpose of it. This is because you don’t want to be labeled as a dumb designer or a fake designer and also such a ‘poser’ designer isn’t?
‘Sandra, what do you think of fashion magazines in Malaysia?’ Is it important to you?

Well, I’m going to say that certain magazines can gives different impact to the readers itself. Depends on the target market and also range of social background and lifestyle. For the very first time in my life, I’m going to banned this fashion magazines ( made in Malaysia) it’s all because of the person that involved with the magazines is totally crazy. This kind of people, they were just like ‘drown’ by the glamorous that it brings. There is nothing wrong with it, but when you feels like you're one of the important people in this industries, it really can make you turn into a monster . I’m not talking about the devil wears Prada; I’m talking about the devil wears ‘selipar’!

When you want to talk about something that u might feels like it’s your nature, make sure you really put in your heart and your soul into it and try to understand it deeply in your heart. Don’t just say it without understand it wholeheartedly cause’ it can make you looks stupid! Furthermore, make sure that you have the qualifications and credibility to talk about certain things especially in fashion. If you don’t have the criteria that I’ve been mentioned earlier, just shut-up! If you don’t know nothing about it, how can you easily say’s this and that? The truth is, you were just like a ‘poser’-‘ so called fashion people!

Now days, our fashion scene were just like fulfilled with this ‘so called fashion people’ plus ‘so called socialite’. It’s mushrooming all over the years. If I had a chance to do something to this groups of people, I’m going to say ‘do support Malaysian young designers’ as simple as that. There is nothing wrong when you were addicted to Louis Vuitton , Prada, Christian Dior, Burberry, Hermes, Versace and so on. It just like, here...at least in Malaysia, we do have multi -talented young designers that can really makes Malaysian proud! Hatta Dolmat, Rizman Ruzaini, Hazwani Osman, Zery Zamry, Nik Erwan Roselli and lot’s more up and coming designers were just like mushrooming all over the years. In order to realizing their everlasting dreams, this group of people must really look-up to these young generations of our very own fashion scene.

If you have any suggestion , feel free to add on your comments. I really appreciate it. Thanks for reading.
Until next time,
live joyfully!

With love, Sandra.

1.3.09

You're the inspiration! A must-have DVD! by David Foster



Hello.......apa yang membuatkan aku untuk membeli dan mendengar lagu2 David foster nie -it's all because of Charice! Charice?
Who is Charice Pempengco? Let me answer that question......
Charice Pampengco is a young Filipina singer who became a singing sensation through YouTube.
Little girl turn into a big singin' sensation!
Although born with her awesome talents, Charice has to work very hard to get to where she is today.

Before the YouTube spotlight, she has been joinin' singin' contests since the age of seven, she became widely known when she was 12 years old when she placed third in 2005 "Little Big Star", a singin' contest in the Philippines.
She's totally amazing with her very own incredible voice range!
Pada malam concert David Foster and friends, si Charice nie singin' 'I have nothin' + I will always love you'.......Incredible performances by Charice!

Wallah.......just amazing!

For more information about this little girl with big voice, cube la try check kat YouTube!
You will be amazed by her super-duper big talent! Aku rase macam agak terlewat untuk mengenali si Charice nie....but it's okay!


The one and only, Charice Pampengco! 1000 star 4 you!

Charice sebelum nie pernah perform dekat Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres dan banyak lagi..........Dalam laptop aku nie, dah penuh dengan video2 charice nie......
Budak kechik nie( sweet 16) memang makin' me crazy! Mase Charice selesai nyanyi, all of the audiences memberikan ‘Standing Ovation’ dekat budak kechik nie....penyanyi hebat yg lain pun bukan senang dan belum tentu dapat 'Standing Ovation' dari penonton kat situ....
Kalau persembahan ‘meletop’ baru dieorang akan bangun! Kalau tidak, sorry la......
Kesian, Renee pun tak dapat ‘Standing Ovation! Maybe lagu tu simple sgt kot...... Dalam DVD nie, disertakan sekali CD...boley dengar dalam kereta! Tapi, ade certain lagu yang takde dalam CD tu......Selain Charice, Renee Olstead punye performances pun best!


Tersenyum riang! Ade makne tu Si Charice oii......

Renee singin'...'Through the fire'...satu lagi persembahan yang menakjubkan from this 18 years old girl! FYI, aku tak habis2 mengulang lagu Renee nie( sebenarnye lagu Chaka Khan).........tak jemu langsung mendengarnye!! Bila dengar lagu yang Renee nyanyi nie, memang sexy habis...lagu yang sexy! Yeah, that’s the word.....Lagu2 yang lain pun best-best jugak!Untuk merasai apa yang aku rasa, u guys should have this album! Now....



Through the fire.......
(I'm in love with the lyrics)

I look in your eyes and I can see
We've loved so dangerously
You're not trusting your heart to anyone
You tell me you're gonna play it smart
We're through before we start
But I believe that we've only just begun
When it's this good, there's no saying no
I want you so, Im ready to go
Chorus:
Through the fire To the limit,
to the wall
For a chance to be with you
I'd gladly risk it all
Through the fire
Through whatever, come what may
For a chance at loving you
I'd take it all the way
Right down to the wire
Even through the fire
I know youre afraid of what you feel
You still need time to heal
And I can help if youll only let me try
You touch me and something in me knew
What I could have with you
Well Im not ready to kiss that dream goodbye
When its this sweet, theres no saying no
I need you so, Im ready to go
Chorus:
Through the fire, to the limitThrough the fire, through whateverThrough the fire, to the limitThrough the fire, through whatever


DVD content:
Act I

1. Andre Agassi Intro
2. St Elmo’s Love Theme(Kenny G.)
3. Can’t Help Falling In Love(David Foster)
4. Beauty/Man In Motion(Michael Johns)
5. Mornin’/After The Love Has Gone(Brian McKnight)
6. Video(Barbra Streisand)
7. Somewhere(Katharine McPhee)
8. Through The Fire(Renee Olstead)
9. Got To Be Real(Cheryl Lynn)
10. Wildflower(Blake Shelton)
11. Video(Urban Cowboy)
12. Love Look What You’ve Done(Boz Skaggs)
13. Jo Jo(Boz Skaggs)
14. Chocolate Legs(Eric Benet)
15. Hard To Say I’m Sorry/You’re The Inspiration/Glory Of Love(Peter Cetera)
16. Amapola(Andrea Bocelli)
17. Because We Believe(Andrea Bocelli)
18. The Prayer(Andrea Bocelli and Katharine McPhee)
Act II

1. Asturias(William Joseph)
2. Video-Because You Loved Me(Celine Dion and David Foster)
3. I Swear(Babyface and Kevon)
4. Feeling Good(Michael Buble)
5. Home(Michael Buble and Blake Shelton)
6. Save The Last Dance(Michael Buble)
7. Video-Bodyguard w/Kevin Costner
8. I Have Nothing/I Will Always Love You(Charice)
9. Alla Luce del Sole(Josh Groban)
10. Bridge Over Troubled Water(Josh Groban with Brian McKnight)
11. You Raise Me Up(Josh Groban)
12. Got To Be Real(All)

p/s: my pick!