Gimme more.

So I know I asked all of y’all for an opinion as to what costume I should construct and wear the Britney Spears concert tomorrow and after tallying up the scores, I decided to go with a completely different outfit. Tomorrow, I’ll be sporting the Comeback/Fat/Trainwreck Britney look circa 2007 MTV Video Music Awards during her memorable lip-synced “Gimme More” performance.
Britney Spears at the 2007 MTV VMAs

…xept mine is WAY better (plus I’m in a little bit better shape). But yeah, I spent the an hour crystallizing my bra. And to top it off, I decided to re-pierce my navel piercing to really get into character. That’s gotta be the cherry on top of the cake.  However,American Apparel in Vancouver doesn’t carry the shiny hot shorts that I want so, sigh, either leather or boyshorts it is. Can’t wait for tomorrow!

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Riviera Maya, baby.

Mayan RivieraI’m going back to the Mayan Riviera in Mexico in three weeks! Thanks mama, I needed this. Counting down the days til unlimited sun and unlimited tequila… yes.


Which costume should I wear?!

Again, I would QuikPiq this but…. too many goddamn choices. What costume should I construct for Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale concert this Friday at Rogers Arena? Keep in mind that I plan to go clubbing directly after at Fortune. Here are the choices:

I’m a Slave 4 U.
I'm a Slave 4 U
Baby One More Time.
Baby One More Time
Oops! I Did It Again.
Oops! I Did It Again
Toxic.
Toxic

What to do, what to do…. Amidst writing a 12-page paper, this takes precedence. Priorities, I know.


Craigslist.

I have friends (and siblings) who send me random shit all the time on Facebook or Twitter. Whether it is random videos about snails, Harry Potter-related material or damnyouautocorrect, they always end up turning into countless hours I’ll never get back. My latest vice is Craigslist. Not going to lie, some stuff on there is pretty out there but hilarious, nonetheless. Judge me if you want, but I’ve been checking out the classifieds/singles ads for about a week now and I’ve noticed a constant trend in the m4w section: Asian women are demand. It’s really surprising (or is it?). I’m not even going to lie, it has really inspired me to write a research paper on racial preferences for men in the ages of 35+in Vancouver. Why are Asian women (a lot of Filipinas in particular) so preferred? Is this the same type of mentality why men, specifically White men, desire Asian women to be their wives, as in, because we make really good housewives? I really do think the two are related.

I wrote an in-depth research paper on Canada’s Live-In Caregiver Program (LCP) last semester as well as another research paper on sex tourism in Thailand, catering mostly to child exploitation in my second year, which outlined many reasons why White men desire Asian women. I don’t know if it’s a little disturbing or angering.  Perhaps because I am both a woman and of Filipino descent.  It just reminds me of the whole mail order bride phenomena which really freaks me out. It just kind of pisses me off that this perception of Asian women is constantly in demand because it is purely based on stereotypes. Stereotypes are socially constructed views which, yes, they may be based on a little bit of truth, but it does not accurately portray people or even entire races. It’s annoying and again, yes, I am aware we are all guilty of stereotyping but still, the kind of ads you see on Craigslist demanding for “Asian ladies” is sickening.

I’m curious, really, to interview some of these men because trust me, there are a lot of them out there. I mean, according to my research, I already know some of the answers but it would be really interesting to hear first-hand accounts. Hm… something to consider once I’m done with this semester.


Did someone say “splatter party”?

For those who don’t know, I used to intern for the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, a great network of independent, entrpreneurial women. To demonstrate their appreciation for all of our hardwork we interns have done in the past year, they treated us to a splatter party on Thursday afternoon. Now, what’s a “splatter party”, you might ask? Um… it’s exactly what you think it is. You get blank canvas, a bunch of paint, and you splatter away. You might consider this as a childish activity to partake in but no, we fully enjoyed it and took it to the next level. We used syringes, balloons, and pretty much went crazy — great stress reliever and SUPER fun. Hey, I was deprived as a child so this was actually so much fun!!! Can’t wait to get my own canvas back. Thanks ladies!
FWE splatter party
FWE splatter partyDoes that not look dope to you!? I mean, just take a look at that room… ’nuff said.


Fulfilling my 14-year old fantasies.

Not what you think. Or is it? You wouldn’t want to know what my fantasies were like when I was 14-years old… ahem, Mr. Kully. Anyways. My friend’s sister had extra tickets to The Beat Bash on Tuesday evening at the Commodore. Now, normally I don’t go to these types of events because, well, they usually showcase some lame Canadian artists and it’s always full of girls that just turned 19 and such BUT I was completely sold when I found out that Shawn Desman was performing. YUP. I had the biggest crush on him before.. saw him TWICE at Metrotown so obviously, I was obliged to go. The show was actually not too bad… This year they decided to feature:
Kardinall OffishallKardinall Offishall. Awesome as usual. Can’t believe he opened the show. What an insult.
Alyssa ReidAlyssa Reid. Yawn. What a bore. Plus, I hate her song. She sucked.
JRDNJRDN. He was alright. I only knew like two songs. Good eye candy.
Fefe DobsonFefe Dobson. Back to highschool days! Surprisingly an amazing performance. Great stage presence too. Loved her set… it was the longest one out of all of them, ironically.
Shawn Desman
Shawn Desman
Shawn Desman

And, of course, my husband, Shawn Desman. Um… I pretty much lost it when he came out. Like, frantic LG crying over Justin Bieber-style. Yeah. Completely nuts. LOVED HIM. I sang every single lyric to every song he sang. What a fucking babe.

Yeah… I had an amazing sleep that night. And I can now die happy again.


Afternoon tea at the castle.

I am a complete girly girl and one of my absolute favourite pasttimes is afternoon tea. And since my childhood friend, Carrie, just convocated from McGill, what better way to celebrate than with afternoon tea? We went to The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver which was a little awkward since, well, I quit just over a month ago and people still recognized me. Awkward. But all in all, it jazzed up our Monday. Caught up with things and then the sun came out — perfect Monday.
Carrie and meCongrats to Carrie on completing her undergrad! So proud of you, babygirl!