Wednesday, April 28, 2010

White frame glasses: Failed and stugly!

I don't know when it started and I'm not interested to know the history. Crazy fashion fanatics may regard white sunglasses as fashion. Unfortunately it doesn't work for me that way.

As far as I'm concern, fashion is one thing, yet style is another. To be stylish at the same time fashionable does not always end up with something pleasant, you know it.

Kanye West looks like a weirdo to me... This eyewear fashion FAILED !

The same goes to our eyewears. Each one of us has different face shape thus renders eyeglass frame selection a hard task. Wrong selection will make us look unattractive and perhaps older. The issue here is what colour is your frame?

Gold, camel, copper, peach, plum, coral, black and gray are perhaps the most common. Just please don't tell me that you are wearing WHITE !

I'm against those who wear solid white eyeglass frames especially for wearing in the office, wedding or any formal functions. You will end up looking like a moron. Believe me. But if you still wear it, it's your right. I'm not going to stop you, it's just that I'm against it.

I do realize some international celebrities walk on the street in white sunglasses. But they are super celebrities. Super celebrities can introduce a lot of trashy fashions, yet still idolized by their fans. If Lady Gaga, Elton John or Paris Hilton wears white eyeglass frame, who cares? I'm totally not surprised.

We Asians have to think twice. I have a few examples down here and you can make your own judgment (pictures are simply searchable on the net).

White frame Mr Kungfu just came out from the matrix...

Sorry girl, this white frame doesn't suit you at all

Wearing white frame needs a lot of courage and really needs a high degree of perasan (Malay word which means think too good about him/herself). Perhaps I should congratulate those who wear it... NOT!

White eyeglass frame has no difference with white eyeliners and white lips (look at the picture below). It is okay if we are not beautiful (always say alhamdulellah) but don't apply something that will make you look stupid and ugly. Always think before you do...

Japan fashion craze - white eyeliner, white lips and brown skin
This make up really freaks me out... FAILED !

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Kulim-Taiping weekly travel: now I save 40 km

There are at least three common routes connecting Taiping and Kulim. Since I am a weekly traveler, such distance above 100 km will be considered long distance. Thus shorter traveling time is preferred, even though I have to pay more for tolls.

I use the most popular 'faster route' Taiping Utara-Juru PLUS Highway and Butterworth-Kulim Expressway (BKE) for my weekly Taiping-Kulim routing. It is convenient, clean, non-snakey and almost clear from potholes.

I never thought of trying other routes until my friend Asri convinced me of the Kulim-Serdang-Bandar Baharu-Taiping Utara route as shorter and passable.
Road map clearly shows that Kulim-Serdang-Bandar Baharu-Taiping Utara is a shorter route compared to the popular highway route

I tried the route last two weeks. To be honest, it was fun. I love the countryside, it's beautiful. It was far from snakey and the traveling time was comparable with the so-called 'faster route', i.e. 1.5 hours. So, not bad at all. The most important, I save 43 km petrol consumption and RM7.30 of highway tolls.

Distance from my rental house (Kulim) to my house (Taiping)
...via Taiping Utara-Juru PLUS Highway + BKE = 137 km
...via Kulim-Serdang-Bdr Baharu-Taiping = 94 km
(save 43 km)

Toll fares
...via Taiping Utara-Juru PLUS Highway + BKE = RM8.50 + RM3.20 = RM11.70
...via Kulim-Serdang-Bdr Baharu-Taiping Utara = RM4.40
(save RM7.30 (USD2.15))

Route selection is not a simple equation. Some prefer shorter distance, some prefer faster traveling time. The choice is yours... To me I accept any alternative routes as long as it is passable, shorter and non-boring drive..


I found another shorter route! You should read this too:
From My Desk: Kulim-Taiping Weekly Travel (Part 2)