Archive for the 'Soul Selling' Category

Bloody Gorgeous Jewelry

September 26th, 2008 Comments(3)

I love jewelry. It makes my heart race. :) The other day my aunt was just telling me I should use the last of the growth dividends that government is cashing into my bank to get myself some diamond earrings or pendant. Riiight. I'm so gonna find those at below S$225 at the next corner I turn.

At 8:45AM, I found myself at this website that just screams "Online Jewelry Store". And they have Diamond Stud Earrings for as low as $54.99. I must be hallucinating at this hour in the morning. I mean, they even have blue diamonds.

They look so pretty!

This website is incredibly easy to browse. You can search for the jewelry you want based on the precious metal or gem you are looking for. You can also search by price (important feature for the permanently broke like me)! And of course, if you're looking specifically for a certain jewelry, you can search by type. They have featured collections as well. Some of them caught my eye: Rings that Bling (Mmm, I like that!), and Birthstone Shop.

I love this aquamarine ring with diamonds. In white gold! Uber gorgeous! <3 It's 99 bucks!

Would you look at those Sapphire Earrings? The colour combination is simply stunning! I didn't know pink sapphires looked so good.

My Jewelry Box is offering free Fedex shipping for orders over $150. You get free gift packaging in gorgeous red jewelry boxes with white ribbons. They even have a generous 30-day money back guarantee. Only, they don't bloody ship outside of USA and Canada. *Mutters*

Bonita Trust Charity

September 24th, 2008 Comments(1)

Charities are ubiquitous. You turn round the corner and there’s a poor student in the sweltering heat asking for donations to some organisation. Help the handicapped, the elderly, the orphans, the ex-convicts, the convicts’ children, etc. But rarely do you know what became of your money after it passes through that slot in the donation can.

Then there’s Bonita Trust, an independent philanthropy, with a mission to "enrich the Gibraltar community through a programme of endowments to educational, cultural, health and community projects". It sounds like what any other charity would say, but their projects are specific and couldn’t be cooler. I have to say their mission was a bit misleading, but in a good way. Because they go beyond Gibraltar.

I found the Rotaplast project the most awesome. Bonita Trust made a significant donation to give free reconstructive surgery and treatment to underprivileged children in India who have cleft lip and cleft palate. And then they have other programmes like raising funds for specialist tuition for dyslexic children and skin cancer awareness campaigns.

Bonita Trust Charity was started by Ruth Parasol DeLeon.

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Isn’t she a pretty lady? A self-made billionaire too, so she’s putting back some of the moolah she has raked in from the adult entertainment industry back to the society for people who need it the most. Who has objections with that? I sure don’t.

The Net is Full of Temptations

October 12th, 2007 Comments(2)

Sometimes it takes all my willpower not to drain my Paypal account. And use my debit card while I’m at it. I should stop surfing the Net because at every corner I turn there are things like rave reviews of beauty products, Taiwan fashion clothing auctions, and online fashion boutiques that have pretty clothes I can’t try on.

The fates brought me to Tobi.com. Their paige jeans look so fab. How come my jeans don’t fit me like that? Are they too cheap and lousy or do I need to diet? (The answer is probably, sadly both. *Sniff*)

The model is wearing like a size 25? Hah. I remember once upon a time that used to be loose for me. Those were the days. But there’s apparently an online stylist on their website who I can chat with! Hmm… Nope, doesn’t seem to work. *Opens Firefox* Doesn’t work either. Damn. I wonder if NUS's connection is fux0red again.

Anyway, I want one of these vince sweaters.

Actually, nope. Too unsuitable for Singapore's sweltering weather. But oooh, chic. This one looks more suitable:

I don’t know what vince sweaters are, just like I don’t know what paige jeans are. These fashion terms are pretty beyond me, but whatever looks nice, looks nice. I’m a sucker for basics. Check out the diesel sweaters as well. For men though. Looks like men are not spared from these visual temptations.