Archive for October, 2009

Ling Tang, the truly hidden gem

I believe her name is not very familiar amongst Malaysian but looking at her profile and portfolios, you’ll be amazed of what she had achieved. I myself never heard of her but 2 days ago my superior asked me to search over youtube of her runway catwalk. Well everything my superior ask and inform to is just not a fun peek only but to learn and see through her achievement as something possible ones can pull off. And to value her success story as a lesson to learn.

Originally from Gombak, Ling Tan is under IMG Models New York( in line with Gisele, Heidi, Kate Moss and Laetitia)and has been modelling since 1997. Most of her modelling career starts overseas from Germany, Italy, Singapore, UK and US. Im so impress by the ads she’s been featured in. Take a deep breath ok- Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, Bruno Magli,Chanel ‘Allure’ fragrance, Clairol, Cover Girl, Daryl K, Emporio Armani, Estee Lauder, GAP, Guess, Issey Miyake, Jones New York, Lacoste, Mac & Jack, Matrix,Natori, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom,Pantene, Prescriptives, Gucci, J.Crew,Wolford, Yves Saint Laurent not includes her numerous covers and fashion show and even featured in tv shows!

Her profile : Ling Tan

Her printed ads pics : Asianmodelblog

Here’s for reading pleasure copied from IMG models portfolio

Ling Tan, the first Supermodel from Southeast Asia, has changed the face of fashion with her exotic beauty. Although she is ethnically Chinese, Ling was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She was educated in a Chinese school and speaks four dialects of Chinese as well as Malay and English.

During her first week as a model, an American advertising executive looking for a new face for an ad campaign spotted Ling in a hotel fashion show. The award winning commercial for Tiger Beer propelled Ling to celebrity status in Malaysia. European and American designers showing their collections in Malaysia were also impressed with Ling’s runway prowess and encouraged her to move to New York City.

A runway favorite, Ling has been seen in hundreds of shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris. From Pret-a-Porter to Haute Couture, Ling has worked with such designers as, Armani, Dior, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, BCBG, DKNY, Hermes, Burberry, Gucci, Issey Miyake, Gianfranco Ferre, Jean Paul Gaultier, Escada, Givenchy, Fendi, Missoni, Chloe, Oscar De La Renta, Anna Sui, Vivienne Tam, Ralph Lauren, Bill Blass, Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent.

Ling has also been captured by the legends and masters of fashion photography including, Steven Meisel, Annie Leibovitz, Peter Lindbergh, Mario Testino, Ellen Von Unwerth, Irving Penn, Gilles Bensimon, Patrick Demarchelier, Jean Baptiste-Mondino, Michelangelo di Battista, Michael Thompson, Vincent Peters, Tom Munro, David La Chapelle, and the legendary Richard Avedon, who photographed Ling for the prestigious Pirelli calendar.

Ling has appeared on the covers and editorial pages of the world’s top fashion magazines including international editions of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Elle, Allure, Amica, Visionaire, and W. In addition, Ling has been featured in the advertising campaigns for Gucci, Issey Miyake, Yves Saint Laurent, Ann Taylor’s 50th Anniversary “50 Women”, La Perla, Guess? Jeans, Gap, Banana Republic, DeBeer’s Diamonds, Tag Heuer, Wolford, Estee Lauder, Prescriptives, Revlon and Clinique.

Even with all of her amazing accomplishments, Ling still wanted to explore work on the small screen. She has appeared in television commercials for Emporio Armani fragrances, La Poste (France’s postal service) and Pantene. Ling was also featured in George Michael’s music video for his hit song “Fast Love.”

Ling was the subject of a biography featured on CNN’s Style Network with Elsa Klench and has appeared on the HBO hit series “Sex and The City.” Having enjoyed her experiences in front of the camera, Ling studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, and has already appeared in Hal Hartley’s short film, “Kimono”.

courtesy of IMG

OK, she’s just great!


Woman love football?? I say..Good looks counts

Last night was a history….

I watched football match Man.utd vs Liverpool

And the best part is…..I think i love Liverpool ( I’ll support any team against M.U) and they won the game.

Last time I used to go crazy about EPL and memorize all-stars player as if i’m so expert woo and mainly because of Arsenal’s player Fredrik Ljungberg. Its true (as for me and I think most woman) lured into football because of a hunky dude. I’m soo in love with Ljungberg and thought he was the best midfielder of all-times and even support Sweden in World Cup(which is a rare favorites) but honestly it starts with a looks but somehow he plays very good also.

After Ljungberg’s performance doomed down because of many injury and Arsenal kicks him out to some minor club, my likings starts to fade away…and I start ignoring Football totally. I lost interest and dont gives a hell of who’s winning what..since 2007?

That’s why I said last night was history

Allright Liverpoolers, lets cheer!

Hey, Torres kinda cute( footballers wearing a headband is super sexy)

Weekends project

Apart from being my sister’s driver, I successfully fulfill my weekend by doing new things by not even leaving home-Painting and sewing!! I feel so good to sew kitchen’s curtain and do the cabinet curtain using the same fabrics i made the table cloth.

25102009067sorry for the bad lighting caused by camera phone

Weehee..1 out of 4 piece i made..But mom help me to fix some of the sewing machine troubleshoot..I really dont understand the mechanics of it. My mom back home for a quick break, she’s off to Langkawi this evening.

Then i paint my IKEA frame into white. Want to make it rusty but fail..Thehehe. And i picked old frames and wrap a Kenley-inspired cloth into it.I made 2 wall art deco.

copy IKEA's surau concept

copy IKEA's surau concept

the painted frames

the painted frames

091208_kenley_400x400Kenley Collins collection

There’s many leftover of this fabric so I made a large wristlet and a toiletries pouch..

p/s : Went to Giant Warehouse Sales. Giant shower cream 500ml priced rm2.

House chores

Household chores seems to be my recent favourite tiring thing.

I believe that you have to be a smart buyer when it comes to household item, so that you wont pay through your nose!

I’m looking for table cloth yesterday at fabric store and tesco. Tesco have this PVC table cloth priced rm17.90.I didnt buy because im looking for flowery englisy gardeny.

Because my table is its kinda hard to find.

Then i went to Nagoya textile store and saw all affordable but nice looking fabric for curtain. There’s a flowery english garden feeling pattern. The price rm3.80/meter. So I only bought 3 meters.(I really dont know it fits my table or not firstly. I start thinking i had to sew it somehow). I also found very-Kenley like pattern fabric. It was purple, pink, big flower. Really gorgeous!Perfect for my room curtain or deco fabric/wall art.It priced rm9.80/meter.

Back home i cut the fabrics i bought smaller than the actual size but still covering the round table. Seems that my cutting are perfect so i dont need to sew it around.Padahal malas nk jahitt

I’m gonna buy sommore metres for the kitchen.For the curtains and the cabinet cloth. Omg, I really have good feeling!

I need 2 chair to mix-match with current chair. I was thinking small half-round bench for 2 without a back support.. Aww it perfectt. Where can I get those? I wish i have my own carpenter!!

Ikea’s price are totally mad for single chair..My likable one were all above rm100/piece!

My newly ceiling lamp has functioned. Thanks to Abg Din for installing it just now.

Im gonna look for some mattress after work. My superior always reminds and awakes me to value and appreciate parents. Gives surprise to them and the’ll love it. A new mattress might be good for them because as for my parents, they’ve been using the same mattress since my sister got married that is 15 years ago! Sorry for the long wait….i’ve been wanting to do this earlier..Alas, this is for the good of the spine bebeh.

As my financial status is not so stable right now, and quite tight too this month, i aint gonna buy a handsome luxury mattress divan set thousand something walawehh..I’ll look for something good enuff but still affordable.

Till i jot down here again

+Winner winner chicken dinner+

My all-time favorites on-screen couples (Top 10+1)

Couples that make me go Awwww (multi cultural version)<—I’m soo 1Malaysia ehh..:))

1. Carl and Allison in Yes Man (plays by Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel)


2. Chiaki Shinici and Megumi Nodame in Nodame Cantabile ( plays by Hiroshi Tamaki and Juri Ueno)


3. Nate and Vanessa in Gossip Girl (plays by Chace Crawford and Jessica Szohr)


4. Fong Sai Yuk and Siu-Siu in Fong Sai Yuk(plays by Dicky Cheung and Hong Hei Goon)

fongsai01 the  right sided couple

5. Hasegawa Takashi and Murakame Amane a.k.a Teruterubuzo in With Love (plays by Yutaka Takenouchi and Misato Tanaka)


6. Edward Cullen and Bella Swan in Twilight (plays by Robert Pattison and Kristen Stewart)


7. Chloe and Clark in Smallville (plays by Tom Welling and Allison Mack)


8.Raja and Sonia in Ishq ( plays by Juhi Chawla and Aamir Khan) or  in any movie they’re together


9.Andie and Ben in How to lose a guy in 10 days (plays by Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson)


10.Darius and Madihah in Dunia Baru (plays by Ngasriah Ngasri and Iqram Dinzly)


11. Adam and Nur Amina in Nur Kasih ( plays by Tiz Zaqyah and Remy Ishak)


….eat my heart out

photo by google search

Are you a believer?

Apart from my lust need to investigating things especially about my mom’s cancer treatment, I got heaps of other things to carry out.. My current job (business plan, marketing strategy, product talk, instrument handling, unfinished presentations), my pleasure, my housework (which involves decorating it), my partner’s, my soon-to-be business (mags, comforter) etc..

Last night i slept over at Fafa’s place because since i’m home alone (my parents off to langkawi), then having a companion is fairly good enough. I bought a ceiling lights for my home dining room near Pandan Prima, then i dropped by fafa’s place to pay my debts to her(indonesia’s blouse). We sleep late and chit-chatting until one of us surrender and drop-dead sleep (surely me).

What can I say…my life is unorganized right now. I just go with the flow but still hopefully makes a wiser choice.

I’m worried about Mak conditions the most. I care for her as much as my other siblings does. All i want is the best, but who am i to judge what is the best? I couldn’t weighted the options when the other is slightly intense or choosing either one means i have to forget the other one. Its killing you when to make the rightest decision, you have to desert the other. It is principally effortless because you only have 2 selection yet risky one.

If you think a little too much, this is the trouble you have to face.

Ok the subject is simple : DOES MY MOM HAVING A CANCER OR NOT??

Modern view : Yes my mom having Mantle Cell Lymphoma Stage IV with B symptoms, involved spleen and bulky. (CT Scan, x-rays, colonoscopy, ultrasound, enormous blood test, blood transfusion, water drip done)

Traditional view : No, its just a Busung of 7 layer inside tummy because of inappropriate diet.

Okey so what’s next?

Modern view : R-CHOP 6-cycle chemotherapy to kill the cancer cell activity and stopped the spreads to other organs

Traditional view : Continue using herbs preparation and pantang.

Can I choose both method?

Modern view : Yes, mixed it up as long as no interaction.

Traditional view : Since its not a cancer, then why harming yourself with chemotherapy high dose chemicals

Its all a matter of what you believes in. tricky eh.

We’re all performing solat istikarah to ask guide from Allah s.w.t.

I am OFFICIALLY a P.I [part 2]

Okay here’s the conversation email with MAKNA.I cant believe they’ve established a nice information service pamplet like this


and turns out the helpline to be ONLY by phone, not by email as they state in the pamphlet..but its okat, i’ll call anyway (abis kredit aku je) :)))


nurul huda

to cancerhelpline

show details 2:13 PM (20 hours ago)
I need an advice for my mom’s treatment. Her 6-cycle R-CHOP chemotherapy session starts next Monday but we still in consideration because most of my siblings didn’t want the chemo treatment and wanted to opt for traditional herbal meds. We”re in an argument about the survival rate and they dont want our mom just have a chance of 5 years living but want to further the time. Is there any chance of curing if we opt for traditional herbs alone? Or its better if we combined both ways.

Other thing scared me the most is that some sinseh/Malay traditional practitioner claims that my mom is not having cancer but its something else that is busung (as my mom’s stomach enlarged).
Hospital reported my mom in stage 4 mantle cell lymphoma.

I really in tangled thought and need a professional advice.


to me

show details 9:39 AM (53 minutes ago)
Salam Nurul..
Apa khabar?
Terima kasih kerana menggunakan MAKNA Cancer Helpline sebagai saluran
informasi kanser anda.

Saya menasihatkan supaya menelefon saya di talian 1-800-88-62562 untuk
keterangan lanjut.

Terima kasih


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