Have you guys ever been in a war zone?
Well, short of working for CNN or some wire news service where you get paid obscene amounts to do so (salute Peter Arnett), I doubt it kan?
Tapi kan, here's some exclusive pics of one war zone that you'll never see elsewhere. It's in our very own country, in the beautiful state of Selangor.... and it's in MY room!
Orang mesti malu gila kalao nak tunjuk bilik bersepah kan? But hey... it's me. Dah sah-sah aku takde masa sangat nak berkemas bagai (alasan hebat tak?) But honestly, this is the downside of being a shopaholic. You spend, spend and spend.. and then you realise you have more stuff than actual room. So it all ends up everywhere.
My many jackets.. somewhere under that pile
What can I say. At last count, I have more almost 300 pairs of jeans (everything from old school stuff from Gouche, Cross Colors and Kani to Levis, Guess, Armani, D&G and Cavalli), picked up from sales, flea markets and very expensive retail outlets (ni time possessed sebab ada duit, by impulse).
Dare I mention t-shirts? I have WAY too many of those, since my whole uniform in years of working revolves around t-shirt and jeans attire saja.
Ever since I picked up the craze of going jackets-crazy, I have now amassed about 30 in total and counting (I love my Ermenegildo Zegna and my Armani Black Label as well as my Gap and Guess ones... aiyak.. I love them all lah)
So imagine all that, about over 2000 CDs, hundreds of books, retro toys from ebay and many more weird items... all in one room... and you get? My room. A virtual war zone!
Books and various stuff in one corner
My pride and joy - my own CD 'store'.. and one of the most disorganised corners of my room
Stuff everywhere. And I used to be so neat. Not that I don't want to be. Cuma serious kan, dalam rushing kekadang, pull stuff out here and there, and then end up having things all over, and the mess just builds up, and you end up not having the strength to clean up.
But lo and behold. The answer to my prayers!
Was shopping for my home office furniture as you guys know, and came across IKEA's Storage Weeks. I laughed at first, cam tak caya ada Go Clean Your Room contest.
Basically, the first part of the contest is to find the top 5 most 'deserving' winners (aka messiest, unorganised room). All you have to do is snap a pic of any room in your home (jangan snap jamban or your garden dah) that deserves a makeover, upload it on the IKEA website and let them know why YOU (not me... though I think I should win hands down) deserve to win. Simple kan? The catch is, you have to lobby and get EVERYONE you know to vote for you. Either that or convince the public you've been living in a sty or even cry on the video to get them to vote for you. Kira that will help plead your case la you really need help big time in the space management part of your life! Based on that alone, you will get extra points based on that, when the final judging is done by IKEA.
The contest which runs from 28 May to 17 June will have five lucky winners who will each take home RM2,000 IKEA vouchers. Aku nak!!!
Then the top five nih will vie for Grand Prize of RM5,000 IKEA vouchers in the next level of competition where people will vote for the 'most transformed' room (aka from war zone to Switzerland - or in the case of IKEA, Sweden - I love Abba!). Dah menang, shopping, ubahsuai bilik, and kalao orang suka, immediately you're in the running for RM5,000 IKEA vouchers. Go crazy and show them what can be done with IKEA's range of products and show your creativity and originality is utilising IKEA's storage solutions.
Aku serious makan hati nak masuk! If you guys think you have a messier room than mine, just CLICK HERE to enter the contest. Otherwise, please vote for me to win a room makeover!
PS - Tengah pikir camna nak wat video yang power sikit. Malu bilik bersepah dah tak berkira. I WANT TO GO ON AN IKEA SPREE!!!
PS - My entry video is up! All you have to do is CLICK HERE, which will bring you to the contest page on top. Then click View all entries. Look for mine which is under my full name Joseph Lee Cheng Kim. Remember YOUR VOTE of ♥♥♥♥♥ is important!!! Jangan lupa take a look at my video there.