Eyeliner & Me

I used to be very scared of using eyeliner ‘cos the thought of drawing something so near my eyeballs was scary.  I’ve also always had problems with pencil liners ‘cos somehow, they just don’t come out very smooth on my eyelids.  What irritates me the most is when I can’t get the black line to be on my lash line.  (When using eyeliner on the upper lid, having a gap between gap between the eyeliner and the lash line is ugly!)

Anyway, Azure showed me this youtube vid some time back, and the girl in the clip was recommending MAC’s gel eyeliner.  I bought it and tried.  Lo and behold!  Finally… a liner that comes on quite easily on my eye.

But that still didn’t solve the problem of the "gap".  Booze Queen had a solution for me.  Instead of drawing the eyeliner on top of the lash line, draw it below!  Yup.  That makes it REALLY close to the eyeballs but you won’t have the problem of the "gap".  Heh.  Excellent solution.

While that got rid of my main irritation, it brought on another problem.  I have oily lids so after going out in Singapore’s tropical heat ("hot"…"humid"), my eyeliner will smudge and stain the area below my lower lids… making it look as though I have severe eyebags. 

Not sure how to solve this problem… I mean, how does one get rid of oily lids?  Hmm…

Anyway, I recently switched to Bobbi Brown’s gel liner.  I think they’re better than MAC’s ‘cos they go on the lids more smoothly and you need to use less of the liner for each application.  So even though the little pot is a couple more dollars more expensive than MAC’s gel liner, you still end up saving more money.

I’m having a good eyeliner day today.  No smudges… yet.  Not sure if it’s ‘cos I applied a teeny weeny bit of mascara on my lower lashes today… *shrugs*…or maybe my lids are just not as oily today.  Well, I’ll continue testing and let you know.  Heh.

Friendship Happens

Neon (October 7 at 9:26pm): Hi, are u still at BKK? heard that ppl over here are rioting and sealed off the roads, in order to force the president to step down. Are you ok?

Me (October 15 at 9:56am): oh hello… didn’t see got new msg. hahahaha. most of e protests last week were around parliament house so the other areas were quite ok. thks for asking.

Neon (October 15 at 6:15pm): I see, no wonder yr replies are belated. Would you include me in yr msn list? So no more waiting or belated replies 🙂

Me (October 20 at 10:47pm): Sorry. MSN is reserved for good friends only.

Neon (October 21 at 12:27am): Orrrr… A curt reply… No prob.

Neon (October 22 at 4:15pm): Wondering how can one be a gd friend of another when there is barrier to effective communication?

Sheesh.  This guy is persistent.  Partner told me that Neon has been asking him to introduce me to him since Partner’s wedding.  This is despite the fact that Partner told him that I’m attached, and I would never like someone like him.

To be fair, I’ve ever asked myself the question – if I refuse to add someone on MSN/ICQ because that person’s not my friend, how then can that person become my friend?  Does it imply that I’m willing to meet up with that person over coffee?  Or exchange phone numbers?

Well, anyone thinking along those lines is sorely mistakened.  I think genuine friendship just happens.  It’s not something that can be systematically planned or artificially cultivated.  I have friends on MSN whom I haven’t met in person… like Genma.  (He’s a senior from TJC that I’ve known online since IRC days).  But we can talk about a wide range of topics – tech gadgets, current affairs, updates on our relationships and the usual "talk cock sing song" nonsense.  So in a IRC chatroom full of people, we managed to click and over the years, an electronic pen-pal sort of friendship developed.

Thus, I think friendship simply "happens".  A meeting of kindred spirits, in accordance to God’s providence.

Anyway, this is going to be my reply to Neon:

Me: Since u asked, I might as well be honest.  There were 2 reasons why my replies were always delayed.  First was because I don’t check my FB messages very often.  Second was because even after I saw your messages, I didn’t really have anything to say to you.

That’s my diplomatic way of saying – you don’t interest me… not even as a friend.  Bleah.