Sunday, 16 November 2008

Yo! Remember the 90s Setlist

DJ elsielicious rockin' da haus (photo by Nina H)

So I got to spin at the end of Reel Asian International Film Festival afterparty before the start of Yo! Remember the 90s?. It was a bit of a shame with set cut short (thought I had more time), the ones who bailed and the latecomers (per usual), my early set had to waste lot of good tunes to an empty room. Go figure! I did have a few people coming up to me afterwards and asked if i would go on later on again, had to reply "sorry, I don't think so hun..." they told me I was their favourites and gained a few fans. Oh, and I met a cute guy though...

To the people who bailed and the latecomers, this is what you've missed:

Reel Asian Afterparty / Yo! Remember the 90s: DJ elsielicious Setlist
Date: Saturday 15 November 2008
Venue: Augusta House (152 Augusta Ave)
Set Times: 22:00 - 22:40
Costume: Very Low-cut white t-shirt with harem trousers (Hammerpants), patent black heels, Vanilla Ice-esque quiff/hair with teal eyeliner and neon pink lipstick

• Ini Kamoze - Here Comes the Hotstepper
• Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam
• Sub Sub - Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use)
• Deelite - Groove is in the Heart
• Madonna - Vogue
• RuPaul - Supermodel
• Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy
• Ace of Base - The Sign
• Whitney Houston - I'm Every Woman
• Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch - Good Vibrations
• New Kids On The Block - Step by Step
• N*SYNC - I Want You Back
• Spice Girls - Wannabe
• Britney Spears - ... Baby One More Time

Tonight really proves to me that I can say "fuck you Toronto".
I really have enough here. Get me outta here!!!!

Saturday, 15 November 2008

I saw her...

For the first time, I saw her face to face... she is beyond oatmeal, just as ugly as her pictures.

I look damn hott, I won hands down.

Fuck it! His lost.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Everyone's a DJ No. 11: DJ elsielicious' Setlist

Thank you everyone who came out tonight, it was great fun, and lots of people double fisted and danced their hearts out (despite my minor threat to those who won't dance). If you missed it, you'll have another chance to catch me DJing next Saturday at "Yo! Remember the 90s?" at Augusta House (152 Augusta - Kensington Market). I'll prolly be doing an early set, so no excuse!!!

Everyone's a DJ No. 11: DJ elsielicious Setlist
Venue: Disgraceland (965 Bloor Street West)
Set times: First call before last call = 1:40 AM - 2:00 AM
Costume: Gold bandeau, with black unitard, catwalkhawk hair

• Friendly Fires - Paris
• The Rapture - House of Jealous Lovers
• Foals - Hummer
• Hot Chip - Ready for the Floor
• Pigbag - Papa's Got a New Pigbag
• Ladyhawke - Paris is Burning
• Toni Basil - Mickey mixed into "That's Not My Name" by The Ting Tings

Thanks for coming out, see you next Saturday!!

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Life: Fucking Toronto Streetcar Tracks! Damn you!!!!

So i've been in Canada for a week now. It went by pretty quick. My flight was a bit of a nightmare, after my long bus ride overnight to Heathrow to find out that my flight was delayed 2 hours. I had an annoying couple sitting beside me, okay, they were actually nice but one of those who really wants a conversation but having no sleep at all the night before, i just wanted to sleep. The husband also had to get up every hour to the loo, once i get into Toronto 2 hours later than expected, i slept the entire day/night. Good thing we've pushed Thanksgiving dinner til the day after.

Our infamous Orphans' Thanksgiving Cycle 6 was pretty good. We made our usual apple/leek stuffing, we had procuitto wrapped caramlised figs for starters, butternut squash soup with coconut and lime, a roasted chestnut wild rice pilaf with promegrante, watercress salad with maple carmalised walnuts, blue cheese and figs. We had a 12 lbs roasted turkey with sage, along with French green beans with caramlised shallots. Of course, last but not least, i made my marriage-proposing infamous apple pie! I try to change it up a bit every year, this year i put a bit of herb de province in it.

The week went by quickly, i pretty much ran out of things to do including my favourite vintage shops (the owners remembered me, and asked why i haven't been to their stores, can still manage to get my usual discount). Also went to book sale at University College, Dance Cave on Friday and got hit on by 12 year olds! Went to visit my old work. Everything is expensive now except for eating out. Did manage to have a list of food stuff checked off my list so far:

• Goldstone - Chinese BBQ - Roasted Duck and Rice
• Sushi on Bloor - Sushi pizza, seaweed salad, crunchy roll, shitake tempura
• Thumbs Up - Korean Pork Bone Soup
• Future's Cafe - Cheesecakes!
• Saving Grace - My favourite brunch place despite we waited 1.5 hours before we got seated, it was worth it.

On Monday, i bought a bike off Craigslist. She is beautiful, hot pink folding shopper/cruiser much like my Bianca in London but bigger. Her tires were a bit flat and the gears need a tune up, she was only $100 CDN. I named her Beyoncè.

The week i first landed the weather was lovely, it was in early 20s, mid 10s. The weekend got a lot colder this week, and blimey, it even snowed today!! This afternoon, I rode about 10 mins my hands were freezing. The wind was so vicious, i might as well cycle backwards. It fell to -2C. Like WTF??

Tonight, as i was going to meet a friend at Horseshoe to see White Lies (they were playing in a tiny tiny venue here for free instead of sold out shows in London), i had a bike accident. My wheel got stuck with the streetcar (cable car) tracks and lost my balance and i wiped out BIG TIME. Good thing there wasn't any traffic at the time. A cyclist couple immediately came to my rescue. I forgot how nice Canadians were! A worker from American Apparel saw what happened and was accommodating enough to let me into the store offered me some water, to use the phone and to keep warm whilst i waited for my friend to pick me up. I'm okay but pretty hurt, scrapped both my knees (one was already injured in the summer from the attack), will be limping for the next couple of days, also i would definitely need to see a dentist ASAP. Wonder if my travel insurance will cover? My right side of the lip is pretty swollen too, totally sexy. People cycle differently here compared to London, i was applying my London cycling knowledge but totally forgot about those damn TTC Streetcar tracks which was the exact fit to my wheel which i was also getting used to my new bike. I guess no ballet tomorrow night.

I hate to be back, it does not feel like home any more.
Miss you all.

ps. Pasta Hut is still Pizza Hut here, so far.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Fashion: I'm a winner!

I never win anything from any random draw competition. But to my surprise on this Monday morning, I won the awesome watch and tee from Vestal, via! Retail worth $238USD!

Fairaway Watch
The Fairway, at first glance, appears to be more than just a watch. It's an accessory. As powerful as this image might be, we assure you, it goes with anything and fits anyone. One of our most requested timepieces.

CASE: Stainless Steel/Swarovski Stones
BAND: Steel Expansion/Swarovski Stones
CRYSTAL: Solid Mineral
MOVEMENT: Standard 3 Hands

Chelsea T-Shirt
Slim-Fit Scoop-Neck T Screenprinted and Softened by a Discharge Process.

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Fashion: London Fashion Weekend

From the goodie bag & catwalk show:
  • Black tote bag designed by Tanya Ling
  • RoC Renewex MicroDermabrasion Expert Kit
  • ASOS October 2008 Catalogue/Magazine
  • The Catwalk Guide
  • ELLE Accessories Supplement
  • Simple Daily Radiance Cleansing Wipes
  • Elizaabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Samples: Skin Protectant, Intensive Moisturising Hand Treatment & Intensive Moisturising Body Treatment
  • Galaxy Chocolate Bar 150g
  • Toni&Guy Travel Size Boost-It Mousse
  • St. Tropez Tanning Sample Set: Body Polisher, Body Moisturiser with L-Tyrosine & Tinted Self-Tanning Lotion
  • The Little Pink Book 2009 from - Cute diary with fashion, beauty and shopping tips and maps
  • LavAzza Qualità Oro Vacuum Packed 100% Arabica Coffee Sample 50g
  • 2 Samples of Moxie Slenders Regular Ultra Thin Pads with Wings (Which comes in the cutest packaging ever)
From my newly ELLE subscription:
  • Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in My Date's My Brother (Pink)
  • Set of Travel Brushes (Blush, Eye Shadow, Concealer and Eyebrow/Liner brush)
  • A glass of Moet Champaign
My Purchases:
  • Black Rinestone Glasses necklace by Anna Lou of London
  • Green Skinny Belt by McQ

Wednesday, 6 August 2008


...was fucking weird. I hate to be in this situation, never again.

Sunday, 27 July 2008

This is it.


Thursday, 26 June 2008

Life: Pain, pain, and more pain...

I made it out to the house today, I had to go into work and work was willing to pay for a taxi to and from my house. It was a bit of a stressful day but it was nice to be out.

In advice from my colleague, we put some antiseptic cream and breathable bandage on my wounds. She swears it'll keep all the germs away and pushes all the bad stuff out. It was all fine until I got home, the bigger wound on the right ankle started to really hurt, the pain was so intolerable I couldn't walk but just sat and cried for two hours. I decided to take a peek to the hurting wound to find that it became red and swollen. I quickly tried to look up on the interweb, most of the sites said it might be infected. The cut near my baby toe on the same feet started to feel numb and hurt as well. I was completely freaked out that I might have an infection, so I texted my flatmate if she can accompany me to the GP tomorrow.

I decided to peel all of the bandages off, my right foot feels better, and swollen bits have gone down and it's not as red as before. Still in much pain though, if pain persists tomorrow, I'm definitely going to see the doctor.

Fashion: Gok, show me magic!

Alexa Chung and Gok Wan in Gok's Fashion Fix on Channel 4

My flatmates reckon I'm a telly junkie, but I swear I don't watch crap TV like soaps and Big Brother! Long awaited "Gok's Fashion Fix" premièred tonight on C4. Two of my favourite TV personalities hosting a brand new fashion show - Gok Wan and the stylish Alexa Chung.

In this series, Gok challenges current high fashion trends with the high-street finds. Pick something high-street and make it look expensive whether you're styling by adding accessories or adding to the piece, it's about personalising to make it unique. There were some good DIY tips and ideas there. The bottomline of his motto is to find your own personal style in which he's in search for the most stylish person in the UK (he hasn't met me yet). Nevertheless, there's the Gok's "Must Haves" of the week and some celebrity guests, because you have to. Meanwhile, Alexa takes the roadtest on the trendiest and highest shoes to the test in an ultimate stiletto race and interviewing Roberto Cavalli in his holiday home.

Love it! Gok it! Love it!

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Life: I don't believe in being brave

Where does one start to cope? I couldn't sleep for days, every time I closed my eyes, I saw those hand covering my face. I feel really alone. My flatmates haven't been home much, and I don't dare to ask people for company. My sister didn't even care. No more follow up email from the one I wanted to hear the most, it's rather heartbreaking.

I'm recovering slowly physically, a bit more mobile without cuts breaking and bleeding has stop. Just a case of ugly oozing of white puss now. Some of the cuts still hurts greatly. I'm such a wimp. Bruises are settling in, lots more pain has emerged mainly from the right side of the body.

I haven't stepped out of the house since Sunday, I made it to the gate to get the mail today but I was hoping my personal alarm has arrived, it hasn't. I still feel violated and bummed out by the assault. How dare they! They don't have any rights to do that, I wish karma will catch up on those little thugs.

Today is my last day to be home, I've been working from home, which is a good thing. It gives me something to focus on. Work is willing to pay for me to go to work tomorrow by taxi. The idea of stepping out of the house is still daunting. I have the mental image of the two thugs looking out for me, "we didn't get that bitch last time, we'll get her this time!" But if I don't work, I don't get paid, even I can't bring myself to step out of the house right now, reality sometimes is a bitch isn't it?

Monday, 23 June 2008

Life: The society we live in

I was attacked today just outside the courtyard of my flat in broad daylight. 7:30 pm, the sun was shinning and all. For some reason i turned off my ipod crossing the road, and i stuffed it inside my bra. I was wearing a summer dress, didn't have pockets, too lazy to unzip and put it in my bag. But I couldn't hear anyone coming. I'm quite sure i wasn't followed, coz i always turn around and looked. But definitely less guarded since it was broad daylight. Anyway, I was grabbed from behind, the guy covered my mouth and nose, at first i thought it was my friend Jo playing with me, coz we were suppose to meet in the park to hang out. But then i saw the hands were black, i thought oh shit, first thing i thought it would be rape but they started pulling my bag. i wouldn't let go of my bag, they dragged me for a couple feet, i still wouldn't let go of my bag and my shoppings. I couldn't see them, but i knew one was tall from the way he grabbed me, and i only saw him in black tee and jeans, but i knew there was another guy coz they were talking "let go of the bag, bitch". I had my head down trying to have my arms over my face in case they started punching me, i shouted and shouted still holding on to my bags, then a neighbour came out to the balcony and saw, so she started shouted at them, the kids let me go and ran away.

Nothing was stolen, but my poor brand new Liberty patent leather bag was ripped to bits and totally destroyed.

Police and paramedics came, i'm not majorly hurt but quite scratched up and cuts mostly on knees and elbows, lots of bleeding and puss still, a bunch of hair got ripped out, still pretty much in shock. Can't bear the thought of going outside of my house right now, not that i can walk for now... My flatmate talked to the witnessing neighbour, she said it was 2 black guys, prolly in their teens, one short, one tall, can't make out of their faces coz it was too far.

Looking back and what the police said was right, i should have let the bag go, and the fact that i haven't any cash in my purse and nothing expensive other than my camera, phone (phone is cheap these days) and the bag itself. I should considered myself very lucky that they didn't have a knife nor a gun. I'm okay, still shaken up, but too scared to sleep right now. Can't believe i got mugged, it was broad daylight!!!

Friday, 30 May 2008

The Aftermath...

Oh dear.

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Cooking: Roast Turkey

Weather is crap outside, been laying inside all day catching up with friends from home. Wish I was still away from the city, I crave for a cosy dinner, made a turkey roast with home-grown thyme. I threw in some leeks, cherry tomatoes, onions and seedless grapes into the roast. The first night I'll serve with wild rice and herbs, second night I'll jazz it up with classic roasted garlic mashed potatoes.

Of course, warm custard for dessert.

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Life: Internet Detox

So i've been on hiatus, well as my friend Nick would call it "Internet Detox" -- off all interweb social network -- I quite like it not haven't spending so much time on the internet and have more time enjoying the weather, doing things, seeing things, and going somewhere.

I got sucked back to myspace because i had to log-on to view some photos of me from a profile so I've slight return to myspace but haven't decided if i shall return to Facebook yet. Facebook is too much for me to handle at the moment. One day i shall return...

Despite, I've been much of a recluse, been going to lots of fashion parties and met some amazing people. Much looking forward to Cambridge for the long weekend.

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Film: La Vie en Rose

****1/2 France / UK / Czech Republic. 141 min. Colour 2007. Directed by Olivier Dahan. Written by Isabelle Sobelman & Olivier Dahan . Cast: Marion Cotillard, Gérard Depardieu, Sylvie Testud & Emmanuelle Seigner. @ 3:35 pm Prince Charles Theatre.

I have always hated to go see films alone but I did it today. I was still in a very good mood, still on the high running into him randomly yesterday. Yes, the grin was still present. This is one film I've been wanting to see but everyone saw it without me. So I thought why not? It wasn't so bad going to see films alone. In fact, I've joined the membership, will be going quite often to see those 2nd run i haven't a chance to see the first run.

The film is about the life of Edith Piaf, whom I love, thought it was a great film. Marion Cotillard was great as young to woman to sickly elderly Edith. The film makes you laugh and makes you cry – especially when it ended with her signature song "Non, je ne regrette rien". What an extraordinary life!
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