Friday, 28 December 2007

Going Japanese

After a week-long holiday break, imagine my pleasant surprise finding little brown parcel welcoming me on my desk. The parcel contains the above CD's: two are from artistes making a comeback of sorts, one from cancer while other from the paparazzi, while the other one is currently reigning the charts. You may be perplexed as to why i would go out of my to buy these albums online, when not only all of them are available locally, but two of my friends already have one each. Well, those who know me will appreciate that these CD's are not just any regular CD. These are Japanese Editions.
So what's so special about Japanese Edition CD's? For some reason i do not know of, in Japan, locally pressed CD's are more expensive than imports. But, the difference in price is made up by some very special features that makes Japanese Editions very very desirable among audiophiles. First is the bonus tracks: Alicia has five tracks, Britney has four and Kylie has two. Second is the printed lyrics, both in English and Japanese translation, which is a rare feature in albums these days. And finally, there are the exclusive premiums: Kylie gives a sample of her new perfume, while Britney offers an bejeweled name sticker.
So, if you are a sucker for special, limited and collector editions like myself (hehe...) do check out their respective Japanese editions when they are released. My main source is

Tuesday, 25 December 2007

Xmas - For successful giving

Though I don’t celebrate Christmas, I always have fond perceptions of what the archetypal merriment should include: Santa, reindeer's, snow, the tree, red and green decorations, jingle bells, stockings, carols, and of course the prezzies…

But I’m well aware that to fellow Christians, it means much much more that that: it is the festival of the human heart, the rebirth of the soul and the return of the Light to earth.

Christmas is also about family, and, ultimately about giving, universal traits common in all faiths and denominations. Thus, as the new year approaches, may we all endeavour to tauten the spiritual and physical bonds in our lives and to give selflessly to those in need, in any way that we can.

PS: on a lighter note, for tips and tricks on successful giving, do head over at Although, for me buying Diesel for myself or for giving it away as present may prove to be a difficult decision indeed. Hehehe :)

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Season's Greetings

DIESELFREAK would like to wish a Happy Holiday season to all its readers

Peace and goodwill to all...

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Your Brown & Floral's

Last week I asked the invitees thier interpretation of BROWN & FLORAL... Lets see what they have come up with (in random order... hehehe)

The man of the hour looking resplendent in floral creme matched with British India khakis for that colonial chic look...

Interesting look by opting floral in a geometric design coupled with curduroys. Notice something funny with the pic?

Looking jovial in a burnt sienna batik motif with pleated pants

Winner of the nights best dressed is deservedly so: Bold floral prints in earth tones encapsulates the nights theme

Intricate traditional batik design paired with denim for that east meets west look

Lookin suave in a brown shirt with subtle floral design

Mixing it with casual distressed denim and embroided short sleaves

Lookin preppy in a shirt with geometric designs

Hmmm... not floral but definately brown (hehehe). Keeping it real in rakish looking T

Dark brown long sleves with subtle design, matched with captoes. Not bad for a list minute find

Hollywood glam in khaki suit with detailing accented with pink dress shirt for that extra puch of colour

Monday, 10 December 2007

Brown & Floral '07

3.15 pm: B'day boy and friend, just arrived from JB having a quick cuppa'

3.30pm: B'day boy showing off the his first prezzie - DIESELFREAK approves!

5.00 pm: Almost ready for the big event - B'day boy & Singapore guest

5.30 pm: Dig in at Jugoya, Starhill

6.00 pm: Celebrity snaps - strike a pose!

6.02 pm: PPC (aka pose-pose chantek)

6.04 pm: Lookin' good

8.00 pm: Don't forget to highlight new gadgets & gizmo's (if any)

9.30 pm: After event activities

DIESELFREAK would like to thank the B'day boy for his generosity and hospitality and the wonderful gathering of fun & friends.

Thursday, 6 December 2007

What's your brown & floral?

This is an exclusive sneak preview of what i shall be wearing at a very anticipated gathering this Saturday evening. It is to celebrate the birthday a very good friend, the theme for the night being BROWN & FLORAL. It is a mixed bag of items: some bought on sale, some bought at retail price. They are sourced from both East and West: from Italy, France, Portugal, all the way to Hong Kong and China (hehehe...)
As simple as the theme may sound, it was actually quite difficult to find a suitable brown and floral shirt (oops). Over the past month or so, I have have scoured almost every conceivable brand at shopping malls in both Malaysia and Singapore. This is because, brown & floral to me is all about understated elegance:.Something that is sophisticated but not flashy. Timeless not trendy. But I suppose that is part of the challenge and fun in these themed parties, so that you could look forward to wearing something special for a special occasion.
I am soo looking forward to this Saturday night event: A celebration of friendship and good company. And soo looking forward to the other guests interpretation of the theme. So i ask again: what's your brown & floral?

Sunday, 2 December 2007

My new baby

Finally got my 'Damier Multiple' last Friday. Bliss... :)