Hello! Yes. It has been a while. I know. And I think I am a bit behind on the stories since we've climbed a mountain, been to Paris, Dieppe, and Scotland from the last post. But anyway, while this is still fresh in my mind, I thought I should just share our latest weekend with you. Our time has never been this compressed with events since the last time we were in Singapore. Friday evening we attended a bbq and stayed up till 4am, and then we had another bbq the next day till 4pm, followed by a wedding that lasted till 11pm and rushed on to another party where the theme was: Nerds. Yeah, you read me right. it was geek night that ended at 7am for us!
Trying to dress like a geek is TOUGH. And it really took a lot of effort to research what a geek looks like and how & why they would come up with a combination of dressing that they do. We went to do a search on google for images, and then tried to look for the right clothes to look the part for the party. And believe it or not we looked for days!!! Just as we were about to give up and just go to the party in our wedding outfits (we were coming from a wedding to this party), we decided to drop by my parent's place and LO AND BEHOLD!!!! A treasure trove of old stuff, mainly from my grandmother's closet.
So we literally went from this:
To this. We were so serious about the outfits because there was going to be a dress up competition and we wanted to WIN. Lol. That was me voting for Julien.
Right so if I may take you on a short brief on what belongs to who...
Julien's nerd look. Top belongs to my dad. An old Hawaiian shirt that's too small for him now and obviously very out of style, hence it's been sitting in the closet for ages. I don't know why it wasn't thrown away but it doesn't matter because it made a perfect costume for Julien.
Next the jeans. Ahhh... the jeans. They belonged to my grandmother. And come to think of it, the fact that she owned a pair of jeans when she was her age back then, does make her pretty hip if you ask me. It went very well with the outdated shirt anyway. A little bit of hair gel and voila, a French nerd is birthed.
As for me, I just got the top from my grandmother too. and I wore her old stockings that reached up to the calves, just above the ankles. Tied up my hair old school like we used to 20 years ago, and slapped on a pair of glasses. Skirt's mine, contrary to what a lot of other people though. My outfit wasn't as funky as Julien's.
It was so warm after a while we had to change out AFTER the winner was announced. I'll get to that later. For now, what was really hilarious, was, as we were about to leave, Julien as usual, sits down to wear his adidas or globe shoes so Jimme and I chat and wait for him to do so...
But then he turns around, and HOLY GUACAMOLE!!! He forgot to bring his normal shoes so he had to wear the business leather shoes home with that outfit... It looked SO funny Jimme couldn't resist. He had to take a picture. And come to think of it, Julien should've just turned up at the party dressed as he was! No need for all that fuss with a costume. He already had one on all along!
The party was great except for one thing. Neither of us won the competition, because it went to the Angry Dutch Nerd from Holland.
By the way, that's Jimme. =p AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!
And that was yet another awesome weekend for the Tardivats!!!!