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June 10, 2008

Fab and Furious writes…

Hello Fab Chics and Furious Guys! How was your weekend? We would just like to inform y’all that we have a new and improved home. Check it out after the jump.

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The Fab & The Furious

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Cheers! 😉


Miss Management

June 8, 2008

Fab writes…

Miss Management Logo

I owe my good friend Rich for introducing me to this game. I just started playing it a couple of days ago and it has already got me hooked.

The Game. Get ready to manage a team of zany animated coworkers as you step into the shoes of Denise, a young and beleaguered first-time office manager. You’ll have to juggle incoming work tasks, keep everyone from getting stressed out, and help the coworkers achieve their goals, from flirting at the water cooler to getting more work done than anyone else! Office politics was never as hilarious as this!

miss management cover

Game Features:

  • Play through thirty episodes of office-comedy hijinx, with different goals to achieve in every episode.
  • Eleven different employees, each with their own personality quirks, skills, likes and dislikes, and hilarious storyline.
  • Watch office politics, rivalries and romance unfold across more than forty animated sitcom-style scenes starring the whole cast.
  • Juggle four colors of work tasks, a dozen types of power-ups, and nine kinds of office furniture, to get the job done without total burnout!

The game starts off as a desktop interface, as if you were sitting right in front of your computer at the office. It then continues on to play like an interactive sitcom, with a small cast of characters that appears before each level (for that season) and sets the stage for the challenges that Denise has to face for that level.

I loved this game from the get go because it’s not “linear” as most multi-tasking games tend to be. Unlike it’s predecessors like Diner Dash, Jane’s Hotel, etc., this game does not get boring after some time. The other games doesn’t only get boring after each level of doing the same tasks over and over, they get harder too. In Miss Management, yes the tasks do get harder to juggle after each level, but the storyline gets more interesting. You will get excited as more characters come into play because it’s your job to make them all get along.


I must say the cast is one wacky bunch. There’s Mahavir, the office playboy whose only goal in the office is to snag all the ladies, and get his “beauty rest” on his favorite couch. Tara, the introvert artist who just wants to be left alone doodling on the whiteboard. Winston, the company’s IT expert who loves playing video games in between working and dodging Pearl. Pearl, the self-proclaimed pillar of wisdom in the office who seems to do more bossing around than our beloved manager, Denise. These are the initial set of characters that you will be dealing with. Wait until you meet the rest of the cast.

As the manager, you are not only responsible to distribute the work, you’re also supposed to know when one of your employees needs to take a well deserved break. But it’s not as easy as it sounds because everyone has their own opinion of what proper and improper work etiquette is (especially “boss” Pearl). Stuff which others find stress-relieving actually annoys other members of your staff. So this leaves no room for favoritism, you should quickly learn how to treat all of them equally, or else it will be game over for you.

game box

It will be worth your money to buy the full version of this game especially those of you who are fans of time management/multi tasking games like me. Miss Management will not only keep you occupied, it will entertain you as well. It’s an excellent mix of action, comedy, romance, and drama brought to you by age-old office politics. Happy gaming!

Five-star Fab Rating

Five Fab Stars!

Meet My First Car!

June 8, 2008

Furious writes…

Honda Integra VTi-R

Hello all! It was bright and sunny outside so I thought I’d take some snaps of my brand new late 1993 Honda Integra VTi-R haha! I bought my second pride and joy (hunnie comes first *wink wink*) on the 24th of May this year from a guy who lives in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. His mum owned the car and hasn’t really driven it that much and has always been kept in a garage, hence the low mileage. Apart from being my first car, it was also the first manual car I have ever driven! Imagine what I had to go through the first night I took her home haha! It took me around 30 minutes to get the hang of it, but what really bothered me the most was getting into first gear! I was so terrified but at the same time excited as the car bunny-hopped forward numerous times and stalled on a handful of occasions! It really is fun to drive knowing you have VTEC under the hood =). The engine just screams once you hit 5,000 rpm as you floor the gas in 2nd gear, lurching the car forward, accompanied by the high note of the exhaust!

Honda Integra VTi-R

Tech Specs:

  • Engine: B18C2 VTEC
  • Displacement: 1797cc Inline 4
  • Power: 167bhp / 125 kW @ 7600 rpm
  • Torque: 175 Nm @ 6200 rpm
  • Redline: 8200 rpm
  • Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
  • Valves: 32 Valves / 4 per cylinder
  • Performance: < 7.3 seconds (0 – 100 km/h)

Honda Integra Vti-R 1993 NRMA Car Review

For many years, the Honda Integra has been well regarded for its build quality, its reliability and its pleasant, if fairly mundane styling. However, it wasn’t really the sort of vehicle to stir the emotions of a driving enthusiast, or one to stand out in a crowd.

Now the 1994-series Integras have come along, that image is set to change dramatically and the particular model that shines is the VTi-R. With its high-efficiency 1.8 litre VTEC engine delivering top performance, a well-tuned chassis providing impressive ride and handling qualities, four-wheel discs (plus ABS anti-locking) giving powerful, effective braking and one of the sweetest manual gearboxes you’ll find in a front-wheel drive car, the VTi-R rates as a genuine sports car that’s simply a delight to drive.

The 1994 Integra’s new “suit of clothes” plays its part in letting the world know that this is a very different new model, with a look that is both eye-catching and dramatic. Honda said that it wanted the new Integra to be immediately recognisable from 100 metres away and the unusual frontal treatment alone, should ensure that.

The GTi-R and the GSi are both powered by a DOHC 1.8 litre engine, but the GSi does without VTEC and dual-stage intakes. Power output in the GTi-R is 125 kW, while the GSi’s engine develops 107 kW. Not surprisingly, the Mazda MX-6’s 2.5 litre V6 engine beats the VTi-R on torque output, but the VTi-R just pips it on maximum power output.

Though much of the mechanical layout such as front wheel drive, four-wheel independent suspension and variable power-assisted rack and pinion steering is common to both GTi-R and GSi, there are differences in the brakes, manual transmissions and wheels and tyres.

The VTi-R’s manual transmission has tapered roller bearings for increased durability, different gear ratios to the GSi model and receives its drive through a lighter flywheel. The VTi-R rides on 15 x 6 inch alloy wheels shod with 195/55 tyres, whereas the GSi has 14 x 5.5 steel wheels with 195/60 tyres. As previously mentioned, the VTi-R also has ABS anti-lock brakes.

Other items common to both versions include an electric sunroof, power windows and external mirrors, central locking, tilt steering, four-speaker CD-compatible stereo/cassette, remote releases for fuel flap and rear hatch, tinted windows and a 50/50 split folding rear seat. The VTi-R adds a driver’s airbag, four-spoke steering wheel, body-coloured side mouldings and other items already listed. Neither version comes with air conditioning; it’s a dealer-fitted option.

The performance of the VTi-R is really quite exceptional for a non-turbocharged 1.8 litre engine, and the best part is that it’s not just at the top end. Even when pottering along in heavy traffic, the engine picks up smoothly and eagerly, displaying excellent flexibility over a wide rev range. The most exhilarating acceleration is available around 5000 rpm, but the engine pulls strongly from around 3000 rpm to over 7,000 rpm. At the other end of the scale, the engine will pull from as little as 1000 rpm in the higher gears without protest.

That the VTi-R can perform so strongly without the aid of turbocharging, and at the same time, be so tractable at low speeds, is a convincing example of the value of variable valve timing and dual-stage intake manifolding, particularly when coupled with the latest in electronic engine management and fuel injection systems.

Complementing the engine’s willing performance is the VTi-R’s slick-shifting, close-ratio gearbox. So good is its action that you’re likely to find yourself changing gears just for the fun of it!

Two other things Honda has got “spot-on” are the handling and ride. Some earlier Hondas with double wishbone suspension (the previous Integra included) were choppy due to a lack of suspension travel, but not so the VTi-R. Its ride is comfortable and compliant in all conditions, but not too soft to allow body roll. The handling is near enough to neutral at all speeds over all types of surfaces, making the VTi-R an easy, safe and overall very enjoyable car to drive. The wide. low profile tyres provide excellent grip and the power steering provides better than average feedback to the driver than is usually experienced in Hondas.

The VTi-R is simply a beautifully balanced package that delivers everything and more its specifications promise. In short, Honda has a winner in this class and the opposition now has the job of catching up.

Sony’s Pink Cyber-shot® T70 Digital Still Camera

June 7, 2008

Fab writes…

Sony T70

T70 Series Highlights:

  • 8.1 megapixel
  • 3.0” touchscreen
  • 3x Optical Zoom
  • up to 15X Smart Zoom®
  • Face Detection
  • Smile Shutter Mode
  • SteadyShot®
  • Image Stabilization

This slim little pink camera with a big widescreen has been mine for almost 2 months now thanks to my hunnie. ¤mwahugs¤ for you hun! And I can attest to the fact that it’s one helluva high-tech digicam.

At first, I had a hard time figuring out how all its features works but just like with any other gadgets, the more you use it, the more you’ll discover about what it can do. The high-res of this cam and it’s fab touchscreen is reason enough to shell out your G’s, but what clinched the deal for me was its very girly, pearly pink exterior. Sure, all the features are phenomenal, but hey I LOVE PINK and anyone who knows me well enough can confirm that!

i heart pnink

My favorite feature of the bunch, aside from the given resolution and touchscreen would be the Smile Shutter mode. It’s the next best thing to having a photographer capture moments that look “candid”. DO NOT deny it – I know all of you have had pictures taken where you wanted to have the effect that the people you were shooting at didn’t know you had a camera when you were practically standing inches from their faces. LOL. But seriously, once you turn on the Smile Shutter mode on this thing, the camera will happily snap away while you and your friends, family, boyfriend/girlfriend, are laughing or smiling your heads off.

One thing I’ve noticed though is that shots tend to be blurry. Where are the SteadyShot® and Image Stabilization features they’re boasting about? I don’t know if it’s because of my unsteady way of handling the cam, but some other shots taken by my friends were not so sharp too. This may come with the territory of the camera being so slim so you can’t grip it that well.

But all in all, I love this camera simply because it’s actually my first digicam on top of it being a gift from my one and only. I’m just starting to figure out how to work the gazillion features packed into this little pink thing so maybe after some time, I will love it even more.

4.5 Fab Star Rating

Four and a half Fab Stars!

P.S. How can I forget to mention the casing I bought for my precious camera. Authentic Sony cases were too expensive so I was able to find this pink (but of course!) carrying case by PAQ at a wayyy more affordable price. Check it out!

PAQ Camera Case

Federer v Nadal in French Open Final

June 7, 2008

Furious writes…

Nadal Federer

On Sunday, Roger Federer again will try for the only Grand Slam title to elude him, and again the opponent will be his nemesis, Rafael Nadal. It’s the fourth consecutive time the world’s best player has faced the world’s best clay-court player at Roland Garros, and Federer is 0-3.

Nadal will attempt to become the first player since Bjorn Borg in 1981 to win his fourth consecutive French Open title.

Boston takes Game 1

June 7, 2008

Furious writes…

NBA Finals Game 1

Bad news for us Lakers fans.. Boston Celtics outplayed the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, winning 98-88. Boston’s reserves outplayed their counterparts and Phil Jackson took the blame Friday.

I really shortened the minutes of the bench last night, so that’s not their fault about not scoring and no productivity. The adjustments that our young players will make, our bench players will be noticeable as we go through.

Kobe Bryant, acknowledged to be NBA’s best closer, looks to bounce back in Game 2 on Sunday night. He shot 9-for-26 and scored 24 points, a sub-par performance from the game’s MVP. Bryant made no excuses, saying the Boston defense didn’t do anything he didn’t expect.

I get those looks again, I’m foaming at the mouth. I just missed some bunnies. I just missed some really, really good looks. I’ll be thinking about those a little bit tonight. Those little mid-range jumpers that I get, I’ve got to knock those in.

The Lakers need more than a better shooting performance from Bryant. Improved board work would certainly help.

By the way, I’m not really a big fan of the Lakers, but when hunnie bought this sexy “I’m A Laker’s Girls” vintage tee, I immediately became one!

The Secret Life of Husbands by Kristy Crawford

June 7, 2008

Fab writes…

Meeting the man of her dreams and rushing into a whirlwind marriage was total bliss for Ruth Blackison. But the haze that new romance brings started clearing up when she faces the people that were part of her husband’s life before he even met her. It’s enough to drive Ruth up the wall when she meets and tries to get along with Ned’s crazy mom — what she didn’t expect was THE friends and Ned’s tangled relationship with them that threatened to tear them apart.

secret life of husbands book cover

Initially, I bought this book because the front cover is simply *fab*. After reading the synopsis though, I was more convinced than ever to buy it. As it turns out, “The Secret Life of Husbands” is now one of my all time favorites.

Reading this gem of a book was like riding an emotional rollercoaster. The characters were well drawn by the author so you will be able to truly relate to Ruth and the lot of them. I bet this will be a successful movie should one of the Hollywood outfits decide to translate this on to the big screen.

All the hopeless romantics (and even the not so hopeless) will appreciate the fact that this story doesn’t spin like a fairytale. The emotions are sincere; the difficulties of merging past loyalties and their new love were very real that you can almost imagine Ned’s mother looking like your own monster, I mean mother-in-law; and most of all, the essence of what Ned and Ruth had as a couple was a romance that all of us would hope for.

I highly recommend this book to women AND men of all ages. It is not your typical chic lit which leaves you hollow after reading the last page. This book will leave a mark in your heart as you join Ruth and Ned in their rocky yet poignant journey to their own happily ever after.

Five-star Fab Rating

Five Fab Stars!

2009 Ferrari California

June 7, 2008

Furious writes…

Ferrari California

Tech Specs:

  • Displacement: 4.3L V8
  • Horsepower: 460bhp / 338.6 kW @ 7500 rpm
  • Transmission: 7 Speed Dual Clutch / Semi – Automatic
  • Valves: 32 Valves / 4 per cylinder
  • Performance: < 4 seconds (0 – 100 km/h)

The latest addition to the new generation of Ferraris, the Ferrari California, joins the Prancing Horse’s 8-cylinder family which has always been defined by power and performance.

The Ferrari California will satisfy even the most demanding of owners in terms of its superb vehicle dynamics and driving pleasure. It will be available exclusively as a convertible with a folding hard top. Both chassis and bodywork are aluminum.

The California will be powered by a new V8 engine mounted in the mid-front position. It generates 460 bhp at 7,500 rpm with a torque curve that enhances vehicle dynamics and provides maximum driving pleasure which is typical for Ferrari. Power will be transferred to the wheels via a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The engine allows the California to sprint from 0 to 100 in less than 4.0 seconds. The California is also equipped with the exclusive F1-Trac traction control system which made its debut on the 599 GTB Fiorano. Carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes guarantees superb stopping power.

The Ferrari California is expected to be priced well below the USD $190,000 F430, which currently accounts for 75 percent of global Ferrari sales.

Enchanté, a pleasure to meet you…

June 6, 2008

love, romance, hand kissing, kiss, welcome

Hear ye, hear ye! Tired of reading blogs that are self-absorbed and one-sided? Here’s just the thing for you. My hunnie and I are planning to put pen to paper, or rather put thoughts to cyberspace to feature the hottest gadget, movie, car, bag, or what have you together with our own “his & her” opinions – piecing them together to create a blog that will be a fun read for both fab girls and furious guys.

P.S. We’re still in the process of putting everything together so make sure you drop by regularly to check out cool stuff we have in store for you. Cheers!

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June 6, 2008

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