Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Random Haircut

 Yesterday I was out and about running errands and I came across this random salon. There was a friendly hairdresser that chatted me up and complimented my hair. He said, "Your hair is very nice. But it's out of shape. I can help you you volume it up, shorten it at the back, yada yada". Normally I'll walk away cos I'm not going to risk my hair just like that. But there was something about the way he described my future haircut then. The way he said it was like he really understood what I wanted. I was impressed. I thanked him and walked away.
But 5 minutes later, I turned back and was already sitting in his salon preparing for the haircut.

So ya. Here's my new haircut.

Me sans makeup. Dark eye rings. Horror horror.
Tapi takpelah. Malas nak photoshop photoshop.


This was taken this morning with the ring Adi called, cincin keramat.

The haircut turned out pretty ok. Sigh. But I've been telling myself for the past few months to keep it long. I've had short hair for almost 5 years now! But short hair is just too addictive.

Till then.

The day we were at Sylvia Ratonel's Album Launch

Yes, the day we were at the launch, all of us forgot to bring a camera. A real camera. Gosh.
So it definitely put my phone-camera-taking skills to a test. And I failed.
I'm amazed at how people can take such good photos of themselves and I'm just SO lousy at it.
Below are the photos that are a testament to how bad I am at self-potraits.

But first things first, some photos of Sylvia at the launch!

That's Sylvia in black with a fedora hat during the opening dance with 6 male backup dancers.
Lookin' hot Sylvia!
Ok. I know you have to squint but my iPhone's focus is sooooo bad!
Another one! Hopefully it's clearer.
I'm waiting for an official photo from Universal - a photo of Sylvia and us!

Rafil, me and Nity at the launch.
My first attempt at self-potrait. I told you i'm lousy!
I have no idea how people take nice photos of themselves in the mirror.
So I just kept on trying.


Friday, November 26, 2010

MediaCorp Trade Fair

 This is going to be one of my most efficient entry. Cos the event is yesterday and it's up on my blog today. Amazing. It usually takes months.
Anywayyyyyyyy, I was involved in MediaCorp's Trade Fair yesterday and represented RIA 897FM.
It's a yearly event involving everyone under MediaCorp - radio, tv, print, i-media. Just everyone.
Last year there was Zoe Tay! This year takde. Sob. I am such a big fan of Zoe Tay. The photo I managed to take with her was gone cos it's in my lost handphone.Huaaaaaaaa!!!!
I suka sangat dengan dia. Once, I saw her at MediaCorp's carpark strolling to the drama studios and wanted badly to run after her for a photo but I was too scared. So ya melepas aku. So the next time when I saw Christopher Lee, aku tak kisah I just went ahead and snap a shot with him.
Aaaand I digress again.
This year MediaCorp's Trade Fair was held at Suntec Convention Centre.  
We walked the red carpet and sat with the VIPs of MediaCorp and clients.

Me and Norfa. From Suria there were Norfa, Kunjung and Nurul.
Btw, Norfa is pregnant with her second one!

Me and Bharathi from OLI

Me and Peifen from YES!

The live band that was accompanying the performers and hosts of the night -
Kumar, Michelle Cheong and Dennis!

Me and May Phua backstage


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Do you have great GFs too? :)

I am so blessed to have so many good girlfriends. Whom I love and have such great chemistry with. I have girlfriends  whom I've maintained a strong relationship with since secondary school days, jc days. We still go out for our movies. Makan sessions. Only diff is now some are married. One with a kid, and one is preggies.

With Yasmine married, our hangout place had some adjustments. Cos we now get to chill at her place! And we love it. We go there to watch our movies or favorite dramas / comedies. We get to lounge around in her awesome comfy sofa. And just be so comfortable in each others' company.
Or we'll go out and shop and laugh endlessly with one another. We love each other that much.
I have also a tight circle of gfs from my Tkgs days that do random meetups, dinners, movies. And of course I have b and pony who I love. We are the complete opposites. But we are always there for each other.
And of course there are other invaluable friendships that I've forged as well. Me and Jah. Me and Kak lin. It's also important to sift out our friends who give u consistent negative energy. As you go through your life journey, you find out who are your true friends and who are not. Those who aren't don't let them get to you. Just like the app on fb, put them on your ignore list or ban list.
Basically, what I'm trying to say is I've been blessed with fantastic girlfriends. And so I cannot understand when someone I know told me, "I don't have gfs. They are just too bitchy to handle. I prefer the boys."
The first time I heard it, I was so shocked. How can anyone not have a Gf. They are missing out big time! My gfs were with me during my first prom night, my heartbreaks, during days of darkness, my first makeup moments, my days of disappointment.

I cannot deny there are girls who are bitchy. Girls who have the heart to backstab their own friends. Jealous tak kena tempat. And probably you've not been great Gf yourself. There're so many possibilities.

Anywayyyy what I'm trying to say is, gfs have been a great part of my life. I laughed and cried with them. Ranted about life and boys with them. Complained about my weight or bad skin with them. I can just go on and on. But I'll leave it here.

Thank u girls.

I'll say bye for now with some of the many pictures that left so many good memories.

 A day at Marina Barrage. The one and only time I've been there. We laughed till our stomach hurt. This pic still makes me smile everytime :)
Picture taken by Adik Schweet / Susie
Pony, B and me.
Me and B!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My Guilt

I am going to admit today one of  my biggest guilt ever.
I feel guilty to not being able to reply to all of the nice emails I received over the years.
My mailbox is often full and when it is over the quota, either I won't receive it or it won't allow outgoing mails or I had overlooked it. Gasp! :(
I am blessed to have such nice people updating me what they did, sharing their happy moments and sad moments.. One of the emails that touched me was when I receive a photo of a girlfriend who had a drastic haircut after her heartbreak.

That was a few months after I mentioned on air I had chopped off my hair and cut it as short as possible.
In her email, she had sent me 2 photos of herself. One with long hair and the other with a short crop.
She mentioned how my change had inspired her to do the same and hopefully with the drastic haircut she will turn her life around and move on stronger than ever.
Unfortunately, we didn't manage to keep in touch after that and I've always wondered whether she's ok now.
And if she happens to read this simple blog of mine, i hope she'll drop me an email fizao897@gmail.com
I hope you're doing well dear. Hugs.

So all in all, there were too many moments that I've been touched by emails, letters and thoughtful gifts.
I promise I will post some of them in my later posts.
Reminiscing now, I feel so blessed. During bad days, when I check my mailbox and such an email pops in, it totally changes my day. It makes me, how do i put it, it makes me feel so appreciated and so thankful to the kind souls for uplifting me. Thank you.
And may Allah bless you for making others happy.


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Bollywood Challenge!

Lasst Thursday, me and the girls from Ria had so much fun dressing up for Bollywood Challenge.
Nity and Shai wore gaghra (that is if i'm spelling it correctly) while I wore a saree.
I have never worn a saree in my life!
So naturally I was pretty scared that it might just unravel when I get on the stage considering that I am possibly the clumsiest girl around. So Kak Zai had her assistant put on me a thousand and one pins to make sure it will not unravel on stage :)
So Kak Zai had her assistant wrap me expertly with the beautiful black saree.
And I totally love the accessories that came with the saree.
Will go and find it at Little India!

Here are just some pictures.

Happy long holidays friends! And Happy Deepavali! :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

New Flats

I don't know whether I've said yet how much I love shoes - heels, flats, platforms, wedges, slippers.
I used to just buy my shoes based on appearance. Cantik jer beli.
But now as my feet gets more sensitive. I try take account of the quality of the shoes and how comfortable my feet will be in it. So yes, if previously I'm rarely seen without heels, nowadays I'm usually donning my flats or pretty platform slippers.
So what kind of shoes do you like? flats? studded ones?

These are my current favourites.

I like the pretty pearls and little diamonds on it.
Bought it from a shop with no name.
I love this clog-looking shoe from Zara.
It is comfortable and very high.

Will be sharing with you soon in the next post -  a pleasant surprise I got from a dear friend recently.