Thursday, 29 October 2009


When all the cars come back to roost at the weekends, you can see a riot of colours out front.

The only drab one is mine - a safe grey.

The others are

a chilli red

a blue

a black

between a rust and a red

and a new addition


I remember chanting this little ditty in primary school with my friends to determine who was to be IT in a game of catching. It replaced lat-talilat-tamplom for quite a while and went something like:

Green, green fairy queen
Blue, blue golden shoe
Red, red botak head
Yellow, yellow dirty fellow

My mates in the school percussion band 1962
(me in 3rd row centre, marked in red)

Guess that's why for me, yellow takes a little getting used to after having been brainwashed at an impressionable young age.

Here's what the colour yellow supposedly represents:

Yellow is the color of sunshine. It's associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy.

Yellow produces a warming effect, arouses cheerfulness, stimulates mental activity, and generates muscle energy.

Yellow is often associated with food.

Bright, pure yellow is an attention getter, which is the reason taxicabs are painted this color.

When overused, yellow may have a disturbing effect; it is known that babies cry more in yellow rooms.

Yellow is seen before other colors when placed against black; this combination is often used to issue a warning.

In heraldry, yellow indicates honor and loyalty. Later the meaning of yellow was connected with cowardice.

Use yellow to evoke pleasant, cheerful feelings.

You can choose yellow to promote children's products and items related to leisure.

Yellow is very effective for attracting attention, so use it to highlight the most important elements of your design.

Men usually perceive yellow as a very lighthearted, 'childish' color, so it is not recommended to use yellow when selling prestigious, expensive products to men – nobody will buy a yellow business suit or a yellow Mercedes.

Yellow is an unstable and spontaneous color, so avoid using yellow if you want to suggest stability and safety.

Light yellow tends to disappear into white, so it usually needs a dark color to highlight it.

Shades of yellow are visually unappealing because they loose cheerfulness and become dingy

Dull (dingy) yellow represents caution, decay, sickness, and jealousy.
Light yellow is associated with intellect, freshness, and joy.

More colours here

I'm inclined to earthy colours myself. But please tell me what colours do I wear to complement a bright yellow Alfa 156 1999 model? I still have my oversized Victoria Beckham two-toned sunglasses, or are they out-of-fashion already?


Capt's Longhouse said...

,,,Zebra color scarf ?

,,,Return to Glamour With Fashion Scarves & Shawls !.

,,,Just keep the tudung for stand-by only..hehehe,,,nak glamoor Yeop oii ??
...betul nee guna SCARF padan dgn you and Yellow Alfa Romeo 156 still not haram mah !!. RA mesti setuju dulu yaa. cool baby be cool kan nak make over ? try out some silk you like it..berbelang zebra type hohoho !!

Zendra said...

Aiyo Capt you'll have me shopping for whole new wardrobe next. A headgear in zebra design eh? Hmmm that will go with my sunglasses ok....

Oldstock said...


I like the colour grey. To some it is drab, to me it is unassuming.

Why? Because life is not all black and white. There's plenty of grey in between.

Zendra said...

Yes, Oldstock plenty of greys indeed, all open to interpretation of what lies beneath....

Have a colourful weekend!

Saya... said...

Post la gambo kete baru kat sini...hehehe

Zendra said...

Saya, will do when I get the camera back from the teen

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Hehehe, ME is there but where’s DOE & RAY. Hey the girl in front sitting with her hand on the armrest so bossy looking like my Taukeh Soh lah.

So ok, I got your message; RA’s a soon to be botak head, & Tommy’s a dirty fellow. {What type of dirty hah???}:)

Oso, Why so many cars in your place one? Imagine the carbon foot print u guys are leaving behind, this not very nice.

TGIF, yooohooo Tommy,

P/S - Good to see Oldstock is still in 1PIECE & is not grounded yet :))

Zendra said...

Tommy, that bossy-looking one was one of my best-friends at MGS (played together, main telefon, discuss homework, those sort of things) name Loh Chur Leng - she was the band conductor... appropriately lah

Waah you blabbering about carbon foot-print you should be green, green FAIRY QUEEN hahahah

TGIF indeed, nanti report back what carbon and nitrogen and green you had for tiffin OK?

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Main telefon ala 1960s Nokia, pakai tin kosong ‘Ang Zee Gu Ni’ or Milo Paper Cups attached to strings, betul tak? Hahaha. 5 stones, hopscotch, masak2 {oreadi gearing up to be good housewife mah..heheh), etc….[ I had being observing the fairer sex from a very young age lah].

Ya-lor, go cruising in that yellow alfa & put on your sunglasses, yellow feathered scarf & head-dress, yellow kebaya, u not only look like royalty but oso like tweety bird too…muahaha.

Report: Only had plain old cucumber + cheese spread sandwiches on white bread for lunch today + orange, banana & avocado. Maybe will have ‘Char Siew Fun’ tonight, before serious business, wink2.