I've moved on...
...to a different domain. Why, what were you thinking? The truth is, I just woke up one day and decided it's time for a changeā€”a metamorphosis, if you will; or, in layman's terms, if Britney can shave her head, then maybe so can I? Nevertheless, it's been a rather handsome 10 years of talking to you, and thank you for putting up with all my moodswings and terrible dad jokes. Fear not! The hormonal imbalance and jokes are more terrible on CUBICLE, see you there.




First of all, thank you so much for all the questions you left on the last post. My blackberry chirps whenever I get a comment and today it was a day-long chirping and tweeting symphony. It really makes my day – the questions are so good too, let me just answer one – has anyone told you you look like Sun from Lost?: Well yes indeed I have been told by numerous people, but only ever online. I told Ellen about this a few weeks ago and all she could say was erm no? If she says no, it’s a no. I kinda see where you’re getting the idea but naaah, she has a whole different vibe. I’ve been told I look like Irina Lazareanu and Hyoni Kang as well so I may as well look like Jack Black. (In fact, on some days I do.)

Anyway, rest for later! Still taking questions for those who might want to take advantage of this and lunge a homework essay question on me – eg. What were the main causes of the Cold War? Discuss.

Just a status update really:

  • I received the ASOS Two-tone tights that I mentioned a few posts back, I’m thinking of wearing the black on the front though, oh I’m such a rebel. (ASOS is having 50% sale now btw)
  • Finally started to knit the wannabe Rodarte dress – I decided to go for 10mm and 15mm needles so that the whole thing goes faster. Unsure if I have enough yarn though.
  • I didn’t mention this, but I bought this maxi dress from Black Luna Vintage ebay store and loving how it’s so hands-on art studio-y. Still trying to find a good way of bringing it out into daylight.
  • Realised that this is my 101st post, making the Q&A post my 100th, what a coincidence. Woohoo free kinder eggs for everyone!

Everybody having a good evening? Good morning to those East of me.

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  1. ok, i REALLY want those tights!! Wish I could knit myself a rodarte wannabe dress haha.
    oh, and thank you so much for putting my blog in you ‘inspiration’ links… i love your blog and
    it’s so cool that i’m in there! x

  2. Oooh congrats on your 101st post! We’ll do a binary party when you get to 1001. heh heh.

  3. Nora

    Congrats on your 100th post. Love your blog, and I love how you aren’t a typical blogger- I really enjoy your writing, as well as your occasional bursts of anger… lol!

  4. Congrats shini! and i’ve been wnating those tights and wearing black in front is rebel! HAHAHAHS! love always,victoria.


  5. i have a question for you: how come you be so awesome for? mangled grammer and personal jokes aside, congratulations on the big one oh, and i’m looking forward to seeing this dress come about. It’s such a coincidence – i just learnt to knit last night! and my obsessive personality has run wild, i’ve been furiously stitching away all morning, pausing only to bake a batch of currant scones. my efforts are up on my blog.
    you are one of my favourites…

  6. congrats on 100 dear! i just celebrated my 200th! crazy how time flies. REALLY loving your header too :)
    xxx bel

  7. congrats on 100 & 101! and i think i’ve told u before that u look like irina. and thank u for the kinder egg…i looooove me some kinder. so sad we don’t have kinder in the states. :(

  8. Horray! Congratulations! I adore your style and your blog has become my daily favorite destination! I can’t wait to read your answers! I don’t think you look like any one, you have a very unique, natural beauty! xxoxoxoxoxo

  9. the dress is cool!

    lol we all look like Irina Lazareanu…
    a lot of people tell me that!!!
    Happy Easter to you!

  10. I wish I knew how to knit! I tried and failed miserably. I have no idea why I sucked at it so much.

  11. Congrats on the 101 milestone. Look forward to reading your Q&A post. Oh, and I can’t really see the Sun thing to be honest. Gosh, I wouldn’t mind being told I look like Irina, although then I’d have to wonder if the commenter was somewhat mentally disabled.

  12. i love your style and blog!!! it is so amazing!!!


  13. reader

    hahha i swear you’re so funny ;)

  14. Yay for packages arriving! And I can’t wait to see how the Rodarte inspired dress turns out! :-)

  15. jaime

    i just found your website yesterday, and i love it. im quite inspired by you to try some of my own diy projects, definately going to try the diamond cut tights, looks like an exciting challenge.
    as for learning how to knit, did you find a website? just because I’ve been meaning to learn for so long now, I figure it’s about time!

  16. WOW am pretty sure that rodarte dress DIY is going to be incredible XD Haha hopefully I’ll be able to take up knitting from my granny after my finals this year… that’ll be pretty fun/frustrating I think.

    Haha that question you got wasn’t the craziest I think!! I was looking through the comments and someone asked about capsicum. LOL.

  17. GENIUS! i love the header..
    congrats on the 101 DALMATIANS..ermm posts lol


  18. I’ve always thought that those tights would look the best with black in front myself. :P I guess we should start a rebellion army or something.

    And OH! You’re knitting! You did it ;D

  19. yay for chirping blackberry! mine ‘crickets’ whenever i get an email. and i always hope that it’s a comment, but most of the time it’s bills or spam. i hate being an adult.

    THANKS FOR ANSWERING MY QUESTION! i almost peed my pants. i know what you mean. i figured you’d be different in person than you appear in pictures. less serious if anything. so anyway, yay for my racist-like question being answered. i’m glad i wasn’t the only one. heh heh. everyone’s a racist.

  20. (the feeling is mutual <3 i think we should send each other vials of blood to make this official. except i’ll cheat and send chicken blood. what? i’m not creepy.)

  21. I also bought the tights..he he…Congrats for so many good posts!!!!


  22. morning Shini! and congratulations!!

    i love how your personality shows through your writings. you’re so funny! i always enjoy reading your blog =)

  23. Shini, saw the black and white tights on the ASOS website. Was going to get them and then realised that adding them to my boots order would increase postage to Australia by $20 Aus. Not worth it. Still, would love to see them on (backwards and all!)

    Congratulations on the 101th post.

    Uber excited to see the Rodarte DIY in its final, ready stage. Oooh.

    Happy easter!


    gotta have to ask my granny about that!

  25. my family is from england and my aunt used to mail my sister and i kinder eggs in bulk. for all holidays. i cant wait to see the dress!!

    ps i diy’ed the awang chain shorts via your tutorial and linked you in my blog post. thank you!!

  26. Yay 101 posts! I can’t wait to see what that Rodarte-ish dress looks like when it’s complete. You’re always so creative with your DIYs, wish I had the time and patience to try them myself, haha.


  27. knitting the wannabe Rodarte dress?!
    omg, shini!
    i can’t wait to see it!
    you’re the queen of DIY.

    p.s. Shin, I really do appreciate your sincere comments. And oh yeah, I hope when Mr. Freddy grows up, he won’t cringe when he saw his photos.lol!

  28. SUN! O my god i nevr thougt about it, but you do look like her!!!!
    Anyway, I can’t wait to see your Rodarte dress, your DIYs are always perfect!
    The tights are great too, which shade did you choose?

    Happy (binary)Birthday!


  29. Im so excited for your rodarte knitted dress!!!!

  30. Congratulations on your 100th post! I love your site, though I’ve never commented…..but I can’t resist the opportunity to make your phone sing.

    annnnnnd since you’re so nifty with DIYs, I’ve thought of the perfect question.

    If I were to give you three popscicle sticks, an empty soda can, some rusty wire and a bottle of rubber cement, what would you make?

  31. happy 101st post! keep up the rodarte! WEWT :D

  32. Hey Shini,

    I don’t know if you real all these comments but I’ve been an avid reader of your blog and I’ve started my own and you’re on my blogroll! :) Keep it going and good luck with the Rodarte dress – I think you can get a similar dress at Topshop but chances are it will sell out soon if it hasn’t already! xxx

  33. ooooooh! i had no idea that your blackberry was linked to the comment thing~…..muah hah ha expect lots of commenting from moi…you’re going to be SO annoyed of me now :P

    p.s can’t wait to see the final product of that rodarte-y dress Shini! :)

  34. and you so do not look like anyone on LOST. you do kinda remind me of Hyoni kang though…. that’s a good think right?

  35. YAAY Kinder eggs! Do send some my way! ^-^

  36. ooooo, i cant WAIT to see the wannabe rodarte, haha people have told you you look like JACK BLACK? serioussly. wow. no you do look like hyoni a lot!

  37. yayy pretty pretty tights :) and your knitting is coming along really well!! i can’t wait to see the rest of it. DARE you to wear nothing underneath, hahaha such a zlut!!! jokesssssss.

  38. jack black hurhur!
    love the blog! x


  40. The main causes of the Cold War was the conflict between communism and capitalism in the world. Russia and the US were allies in WW2, however tensions formed between the allies and caused them to become enemies. The US, in the Truman Doctrine, vowed to stop the spread of communism. The US and Russia were racing to get the developing nations that decolonization caused on the side of communism or capitalism.

    that’s quite a choppy version of it b/c i’m not sure if you need it anymore :]

    beautiful to-be rodarte dress and ASOS tights!

  41. Calling you “Sun” from LOST is just ignorance of Westerners talking. You don’t look like her much at all. But I still maintain that you could easily be a SKorean Kdrama star with your face & personality.

  42. Hahaha when I saw the title of this post I was immediately reminded of the binary solo from “The Humans Are Dead” Flight of the Conchords song.

    …I hope you watch that show. If not, you must go here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1BdQcJ2ZYY&feature=related

  43. cherrylipstain

    How often do you go back to Korea, and do you speak korean?