Friday, December 28, 2007
With the different stories of love, intertwined amongst each other; the Husband Who Finds New Love After His Wife Cheats on Him, the Adulterer Who Got Caught, the Man With Power Who Finds Simple Love, the Wife Whose Husband's Best Friend is In Love With Her, the Young Boy Experiencing 'Total Agony of Love', .. I don't know why it made me think of the song No Me Ames, a duet sung by Jeniffer Lopez and Marc Anthony. (Perhaps because the best part of the movie was when Collin Firth falls in love with his Portuguese housekeeper, and proposes to her...and thus made me think of a Spanish song? Although the Portuguese speak.. well, Portuguese I do realise that. But that's irrelevant, it sounds same same to me.)
ANYWAY. Marc and Jlo sang this back in 1999, before they became a couple. I managed to source the lyrics, Spanish and its English translation. Only then did I realise what a sad, sad song it really is. All along I thought it was a beautiful love song, not a tragic one!
So for all you Karaoke fanatics out there who'd like to attempt this song with someone, this one's for you. ;)
Dime porque lloras-----------------------------Tell me why are you crying?
de felicidad--------------------------------------From happiness
y porque te ahogas----------------------------And why are you so choked up?
por la soledad----------------------------------Because of loneliness
di porque me tomas---------------------------Tell me why are you holding
fuerte asi, mis manos-------------------------my hands so tight
y tus pensamientos---------------------------And your thoughts seem to carry you away
te van llevando
Yo te quiero tanto-----------------------------I love you so much!
y porque sera---------------------------------And why is that?
loco testarudo---------------------------------Don't be so crazy and stubborn
no lo dudes mas------------------------------Stop doubting me!
aunque en el futuro---------------------------Even if the future holds
haya un muro enorme------------------------a vast emptiness for me
yo no tengo miedo----------------------------I'm not afraid
quiero enamorarme quiero enamorarTE------I just want to love you
No me ames-----------------------------------Don't love me
porque pienses--------------------------------because you think
que parezco diferente-----------------------I seem different
tu no piensas que es lo justo----------------You don't think it's right
ver pasar el tiempo juntos------------------for us to spend this time together?
No me ames--------------------------Don't love me
que comprendo----------------------because I know
la mentira que seria-----------------what a lie it would be!
Si tu amor no merezco-----------------If you don't think I deserve your love
no me ames----------------------------then don't love me
mas quedate otro dia------------------Just stay another day here...
No me ames----------------------------------Don't love me
porque estoy perdido-----------------------because I'm lost
porque cambie el mundo-------------------because I change the world
porque es el destino------------------------because it's destiny
porque no se puede------------------------because this is impossible
somos un espejo---------------------------We are like
y tu asi serias------------------------------a mirror image of each other
lo que yo de mi reflejo-------------------And you would become what I am
No me ames---------------------------------Don't love me
para estar muriendo------------------------to be dying
dentro de una guerra-----------------------in a war of regret
llena de arrepentimientos
No me ames---------------------------Don't love me
para estar en tierra-------------------to remain tied
quiero alzar el vuelo------------------to the ground
con tu gran amor-----------------I want to soar with your love
por el azul del cielo--------------through the blue sky
No se que decirte-----------------I don't know what to say
esa es la verdad------------------That's the truth
si la gente quiere-----------------When people want to
sabe lastimar----------------------they can really hurt you
Tu y yo partiremos---------When you and I part
ellos no se mueven---------they will remain unmoved
pero en este cielo-----------But now, in this big sky
sola no me dejes------------don't leave me all alone
No me dejes, no me dejes------------Don't leave me...don't leave me
no me eschuches---------------------Don't listen to me
si te digo "no me ames"---------------when I say "don't love me"
no me dejes, no desarmes------------Don't leave me
mi corazon con ese "no me ames"-------Stop breaking my heart with that "Don't love me"
No me ames, te lo ruego------------Don't love me, I'm begging you
mi amargura dejame----------------Leave me with my bitterness
sabes bien, que no puedo-----------You know very well I can't do that
que es inutil-------------------------That it's useless
que siempre te amare--------------That I'll always love you
No me ames---------------------------Don't love me
pues te hare sufrir--------------------I'll only make you suffer
con este corazon que-----------------with this heart
se lleno de mil inviernos--------------that is full of a thousand winters
no me ames------------------------Don't love me
para asi olvidarte------------------to forget
de tus dias grises-----------------your sad grey days
quiero que me ames--------------I want you to love me
solo por amarme-----------------because you love me
No me ames---------------Don't love me
tu y yo volaremos-----------You and I
uno con el otro----------------will soar with each other
y seguiremos siempre juntos------and continue together forever
este amor es como el sol que sale---------This love is like the sun
tras de la tormenta---------------------------that comes out after a terrible storm
como dos cometas------------------Like two comets
en la misma estela------------------in the same galaxy
No me ames
No me ames
No me ames
No, no me ames
No me ames
No me ames
No me ames
Just a note to end - If you're planning on singing this song to someone special, do it in Spanish. It somehow loses its melodic lyrical essence when translated, dontcha think? Although when you say "Please don't love me" it does sound better than "Don't love me".
Oh Lordy I really should stop blogging this early in the morning. Substance is lacking in this entry I fear. ;)
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
I'm back home in KL, had my Aunt Pamela's wonderful Christmas Brunch this afternoon, followed by "Ta-Pau"-ed food for dinner. Am a very happy cat, me.
I'd like to take this opportunity and reflect on the past year, and thank everyone that has been essential in my journey to this date..
My family - I love you, and thank you for everything you have done for me. Thank you for understanding when you can, and loving me no matter what.
My Friends - Malaysian Sisters: Eugenie, Siu Mae, Rhubzie... (*Does the special Taman Petaling
My Friends in Singapore, and the rest of the world: Lance, Kai, Mariam, Mash, Arvind and the rest of the boys from Law School, Tinoq, Dr Calvin Chan and "Jenn" ;), Joan from Mediacorp, Michelle, Utt, Mardi, The rest of the people from Mediacorp, My beautiful manager Melissa Lam, Samuel Seow, Marcus his cute colleague, Michael Wang and Co. at Vintage Films, The Crew at Three Monkeys, Gwen, Mike, Sunny, Baba and Glen. Mighty Big Hugs all round, thanks for your support and love. I am honoured to have met you, and yes I know I may not keep in touch as much as I should, but I want you to know that ALL of you have a very special place in my heart always.
Last but not least, my dearest blog readers.
Thank you for your support in this short year, I know I may not update as much as I used to this recent months but I hope you understand that it is due to the amount of work and obligations that I need to fulfil. Its a really busy time for me at the moment, I am due to fly back to Singapore tomorrow, as I have work at 6am on the 27th!! And when one works as much as this, sometimes when I have a minute to myself to do nothing with, that's exactly what I want to do... Thank you also for the emails and wishes, May you have a merry Christmas, and a fantastic New Years! I'm gonna be in Singapore for the New Year for the first time, I'm so excited. :D
New Year Resolution? ... To become a healthier, happier person, to make others happy too when and as I can, and to set up my own Charity. ;) Anyone else?
Monday, December 10, 2007
For the past week (and a bit), I've been in Australia!! Yep, went there for a little bit of work, and a little bit of play (who says business and pleasure don't mix?). I'm waiting to grab the pictures off my friend (who owns the camera. Note to self - always bring your own digicam!). It was really really great, I flew in to Brisbane, took a connecting flight to Canberra, drove two hours to Turros Heads, then took a scenic drive to Nowra, then to Wollongong, then to Sydney, then took another flight to Brisbane, spent the night there, and then came back last night! :D All that in a span of 9 days, I'm pretty impressed with myself!
Will be putting a really detailed photo commentary up soon, so watch this space!
In the meantime, as I've not checked my email in AGES, I realised this morning that I am a very busy girl in December. Huff! If y'all didn't quite catch it, I will acting in a feature film, called Carrotcake Conversations, to be directed by Micheal Wang. I will be starring opposite Adrian Pang and Alaric Tay amongst the few notable cast, and I am PSYCHED! Filming starts the end of December, the movie will be released next year around October (the film will be campaigned at several film festivals throughout the middle of next year before its released).
My role? Heh heh. I'm playing the role of a high end call girl. How la. My first role and I'm a prostitute. Lol! No seriously though, her name is Ruth, and she aspires to be Singapore's first Blues Singer. And if you think this movie is Singapore's reply to Lust, Caution, well you're sadly mistaken. *heh*. You just have to keep your eyes peeled for more details at carrotcakeconversations.com :)
So yes, I'm a busy girl today! I need to whip my butt back into shape, pull up my socks and get back to work! Tis the season to be jolly, but I'm working all throughout! Don't even have time for my best friend's birthday on the 21st.. :( I need to make up for the fact that I've not been in Singapore for the last 10 days, and that means lost of cramped schedules. Ah such is life. But hey, its good to be back. :)
Monday, November 26, 2007
Re-reading is a beautiful thing. Like watching a delicate movie over again, you tend to notice things that you didn't before.
The book tells a story of two lovers, Tomas and Tereza, as well as that of Sabina and Franz. Tomas, who has had a failed marriage, falls in love with Tereza. Their lives were brought together by little happenings of fate (you know, those little unexplainable things), but also raises the question as to how much we play a part in determining our future. Tomas, a womanizer by disease, can't stop his old lifestyle, and Tereza s driven quite mad by it. But at the end we realise that in spite of his ways, Tomas was bent and broken by the will of Tereza's submissive force.
One of Tomas' mistresses, Sabina, also had a relationship with Franz, a married scholar. Tomas and Franz are very different, and the latter is deeply in love with Sabina, whereas the former looks at her more as a friend. Franz's wife is a terror, and he only realises it much later on - which plays on the theme of how sometimes we overlook things when its easier to do so. He eventually divorces his wife for Sabina, but Sabina, sensing that this relationship is not right for her (deep down inside she loves Tomas), flees the country. And Franz goes a little mad, attributing everything in life (even his new girlfriend!) as a sign of faithfulness to Sabina. But eventually he snaps out of it, but dies in the end tragically.
What's great about this book is that its full of amazing 'one-liners' that you won't be able to find elsewhere. Some of my favourites:
"The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become."
"Any schoolboy can do experiements in the physics laboratory to test various scientific hypotheses. But man, because he has only one life to live, cannot conduct experiments to test whether to follow his passion or not."
"But when the strong were too weak to leave the weak, the weak had to be strong enough to leave."
"Love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into out poetic memory."
"Characters are not born, like people, of woman; they are born of a situation, a sentence, a metaphor containing in a nutshell a basic human possibility that the author thinks no one else has discovered or said something essential about."
And my utmost favourite:
" Perhaps all the questions we ask of love, to measure, test, probe and save it, have the additional effect of cutting it short. Perhaps the reason we are unable to love is that we yearn to be loved, that is, we demand something (love) from our partner instead of delivering ourselves up to him demand free and asking for nothing in return but his company."
Hmm .. I wonder if reading a really dark romantic novel has anything to do with my mood lately. *lol*
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sometimes I think I'm blessed to be too busy to stop and breathe, and think. Lol. I say that with reflection over predicaments that can often surface due to 'too much thinking'. Yknowhatimean?
Love problems, things with friendships going awry, arguments, nitpicking.... all that really only happens when you allow yourself to be sucked in by it. And you only get sucked in if you have enough time to bother. A couple of my friends are going through some stuff, and I realise that sometimes, as per title of this entry, "All We Need Is Love".
That's what alot of us are looking for, right? The difference between good relationships and bad ones, is whether the concept of 'love' meets our expectations.
A friend of mine mentioned recently; "The idea of love is easy to enjoy. The problem is the execution of this emotion." (Or something like that). So true, innit? Two people may truly, really love each other... but if they don't know how to show it, or if one or both of them make bad judgement calls... it really can end what could be a potentially amazing relationship. Similarly, two people may not "love" one another with deeply or passionately, but if they have ample respect, trust and patience, they may ultimately have a more stable, fulfilling relationship than the former example.
Still, I don't know which relationship I'd rather have - one with moments of brilliance, or one with a steady pulse rate. I guess that just shows my immaturity in this minefield of emotions.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Okiedokie, Eugenie came and went. Unfortunately my lovely digital camera passed away at the same time, so I wasn't able to take any pictures. However, go to her website, and you'll see my darling who has been by me ever so often especially in the past coupla years. She's seriously one of the most amazing people in the world, and is such an inspiration to me.
Well, its going to be the start of yet another week. This weekend was a funny one 'caus of Deepavali on Thurs (Happy Deepavali to all btw!), and so the weekend started kinda early for me. Heh. It was a nice feeling, but weird 'cause on Friday it felt like it was Sunday. Now its Sunday and it just feels.. .weird. :S
It was also a teary weekend for me, as I stayed in and watched old reruns on HBO. I caught Castaway last night, and was sobbing at several stages... and Joy Luck Club (one of my all time favourites) this afternoon, and seriously no character in the movie stops crying either. Problem with emotional movies, and me watching them; I always put myself in the situation that the character is going through, or imagine if that had happened to me, on a first or second hand basis... so yes. I wailed in the cinema when I watched City of Angels too. Heh... and I get really depressed after watching Grey's Anatomy. It takes me a while before I recover even....
....Yep. My sister was right all along. I'm a crazy little basket case.
Monday, November 5, 2007
Gotta love the plaits. ;D
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Anyway I know its a little late for that now, but Congratulations to Fendi and By Def, for clinching the top spot, and to Victor and Cats, well done on a commendable job. Cheers all round.
Speaking of 'cheers'-ing, after the Finale, all of us decided to hop down to Wisma Atria, and we had a fantastic time. We were sweaty, make up was streaked, but what the hey! It was good fun. ;)
Grrr... I'm trying to upload pictures now and blogger is being a pain.
Anyhoo whilst we wait, lets talk on other fronts shall we.
Ah yes. This halloween, I did dress up, as an Oriental Dorethy. Yep, I was too lazy to go out shopping, so I put on my most modest "village girl" cheongsam, and tied two pleats. and wore red shoes and I was done! I'm still waiting for the pictures to be sent to me, so you'll have to watch this space for it.
And I know I said I took a break, but seriously there's never a complete break for me.. heh. I still had some work to do, went to a couple of events; Coach had a really fantastic fall winter line-up, I did a shoot for Urban which will be out 15th Nov, the Her World cover I did some time bacl will be out around the same time, and oh oh! I'm really excited about two more upcoming shoots, one for Style Bridal (I'm gonna be Utt's 'wife' on the cover! lol), and one more for Maxim, which will be out in Feb 2008. How I'm going to top the FHM shoot I did earlier this year.. I don't know. Lol.
Okay so something is very wrong with Blogger, will have to upload pictures another time.
Before I sign off, I'd like to wish my sister, Lena Fonseka, a very happy 26th Birthday. She was born on the 31st of October, and she's been a tremendous friend and a fantastic sister to me throughout my teens (God knows I was a terror!). She's in Perth at the moment, I do miss her. She was the first person I ran to when I went through a rough patch about two years ago, and I know she'll always be there for me if I should need her. What more can a younger sister ask for? :) Love you Lena, thank you for being the amazing person you are.
Unfortunately all my pics of her are in my old laptop, which I really should transfer over soon I know.. sorry. Procrastinator's bone in me. ;D
Thursday, October 18, 2007
I drag myself out of bed, grudgingly brush my teeth, hop into the shower and pack my make-up case to get out of my place by 6am so that I can get to ESPN for Caltex Score Today on Star Sports.
I waltz into the make-up room only to find Paula (fellow ESPN-er and in my opinion the most beautiful woman to have ever been on TV) finishing up hair and make-up.
Yeah, I got the roster mixed up... I'm on tomorrow morning instead of today.
Oh well, I'm sleepy right now but I don't particularly want to go back to bed 'cause then I won't be exhausted enough to fall asleep at 10pm tonight.
So instead I cooked a big American Breakfast; bacon, scrambled eggs, toast, baked beans, .. (I figured why not since I went grocery shopping yesterday anyways...). And so I sat down, with Skit and munched away. Really wasn't feeling too hungry as I had a big dinner last night (extra Bolognaise sauce, anyone?), but it was something to keep me awake. Or so I thought. Now I'm so full, I wanna just crawl back between the sheets............
Okay 'nuff about bed. I'm going to do some housecleaning. Then I'm going to Marie France to get a massage, have lunch in town, and then head over to Skin Couture (LOVE LOVE THE CLOTHES) to see what they have there. Then I'm going to come back home, grab my beautiful pink laptop and head off for class tonight.
I like having my day planned out. :D
So tomorrow morning I have: Caltex Score Today, Lunch Appointment, Uni Seminar 3-6pm, and an event to attend that evening. Woot! It'll be the weekend, am hoping to relax a little, its been a while since I *didn't* have to do a research paper over the weekend. Its going to be a great weekend, I can already tell. :)
Speaking of fun weekends, anyone of you guys dressing up for Halloween? I always leave it till the last minute, sigh.. last year I was a Nurse. *hehehehhee* here's a great picture I managed to pull up from that little party I had last year.
The dude with the Elvis SideBurns, can just imagine him going Johnny Bravo, using Paris Hilton's D'you love it? line. hehehehehehhee!!
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Just the bunch you wanna introduce to your Mummy...
Oh c'mon, you know we had to. ;)
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
I have been the busy chicka the last coupla days. Sorry-lah. Girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. ;)
So here I am now sitting at my *pink laptop*, stroking Demi who is asleep on my lap, with them two SKII eye-masks under my eyes. HAHA! Yep a friend of mine flew in from Shanghai, and I got him to buy me them eye mask things. Yes, I am a victim of well angled advertising/marketing campaigns. Will write a review about it, but for now I can safely say that
1. They're quite expensive. :S
2. They're really big!
One eye mask already goes from under my eye, almost down the length of my nose. ie. they're across my cheekbone. Part of it anyway. Good I guess, 'cause if it works not only will I downgrade from "Check-in-Luggage" to "Hand-Carry" sized eyebags, but I'll have 'Pitera' enriched cheeks! hehe.
Oh and on a sidenote, I went to get my nails done over the weekend, and decided to get acrylic extentions. Mum always said I never really needed them (but they're so pretty!), but it was an impulse thing. They're pretty expensive, my darling friend had to tell me when he got back that, "Eh, apparently its like 40 sing dollars (as opposed to $140) to do in Shanghai."
Gee, thanks ah. Next time you fly me there and I get them done there then!! Grr.
Alrighty then. My course on Islamic law begins next week, joy oh joy. The lecturer is a really supremo feminist intellectual, so it'll be really interesting to meet a woman who is more "Girl Power" than me. Heh.
Oh also, I caught "Knocked-Up" sometime back, and it really got me smiling. Its a really sweet sweet show, yet very real (in some bits - which is more than you can ask for in a Hollywood chick-flick). It poses some questions I'd like to share my answers with you, let me know what you think as well.
1. Would you MARRY a guy/girl who has absolutely no ambition, has a hundred dollars in savings, and smokes pot?
Nope. 'Cause I don't appreciate people who indulge in recreational drugs.. how to have kids? "Why can't I smoke weed??! Daddy smoked pot when he was my age!!". Also, I need to know that my man will be able to support me - and I don't mean that he needs to be rich. What if something happened to me? We need to be able to always afford things we *need* (note: not things we WANT) - and things like that are essential. Also, I need to be with someone as ambitious as I am. Otherwise I'll feel really isolated and alone in my ambitions and aspirations. We need to have a common goal that we both should have to work on, to at least be able to focus ourselves in something else other than making the relationship work.
2. Would you stay in a marriage if you're both not right for each other?
Hmm. Tough one. I think essentially most human beings can get along as long as they work at it, and lets face it, Marriage is Alot of Work. Especially in today's day and age, it takes alot of effort from both parties to ensure that (some?) happiness springs from it. If I have kids, I'll definitely invest a good 10 years in trying to make it work (but he'll have to try as well)... but if we both don't have kids, I would consider divorce if we're DEFINITELY not right for one another. We'd probably be better off with other people. Anyway there are several things that are grounds for divorce in any situation to say the least; namely compulsive cheating, gambling, alcohoism, abuse... So yes. I would consider breaking a marriage up, but it'd have to be under extremely dire circumstsances.
3. Would you abort a baby if it was an 'accident'?
NO. Babies are gifts from God la. Cannot. Can NOT. Besides. I was an unplanned child! My parent's didn't intend to have another kid, and whoopsie, I happened!
4. Ok I'm out of questions. :D
ps. I'm not spellchecking this post, and my nails still need some getting used to. So apologies for the typos if any.
Monday, September 24, 2007
I only have to work ESPN (morning shift) today, Tuesday and Friday, with Live the Dream script read at 8pm Tuesday, and shooting on Wednesday. Which leaves Thursday, Saturday and Sunday free! Woohoo! I don't need to work morning AND night shifts this week! ;)
Feeling really chuffed with myself for having handed in my paper last night, I was the first person in class to do so. :D hee hee hee. Now all I have to do is study real hard for my Legal Anthropology and European Private International Law papers, coming in two consecutive weeks 14 days from now.
Hope everyone's having a good one, take it easy and take care.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Such the future heartbreaker, this one. Here's the little man of my life; with his train.
IT WAS MY NEPHEW'S BIRTHDAY! :D
(isn't the cake so super cute? its supposed to be Lucas (the baby boy) and my dad, watching TV.)
Her we are, clamouring over the cake, which one to cut, Who to give what, etc. In True Fonseka Style, of course. ;)
Andrea Fonseka, Adeline Fonseka, and Lucas Fonseka Koon. Bless! :)
Incase y'all didn't know, my oldest sis, Adeline, has a son. He's almost two years old, and he's sooooo cute. Sooooo cute!!! [I want one too!! ;)]
Had a fab time back home, Mom and Dad were having a blast (they always love their grandson being home), and I even got a really cool video... Sorry bout the bit in the middle. If you listen really closely, you'll understand what happened. ;)
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
1. Today was the launch of the new Marie France Spokesperson in Singapore.
Yeppers, Marie France Bodyline has extended my contract to Singapore (*woot*!) so the story of my past will be more known here on the Island. I hope to serve as an inspiration more so now than ever, to all of you out there; that if you want something, you can achieve it. I did. And this time last year, I would've told you that it'd be impossible to be where I am right now... (not like its so great or anything, I still have a looong way to go to be in the same league even as the big stars here in Singapore, but hey its somewhere, right?). So yes. To quote the Adidas campaign; Impossible is Nothing.
Much thanks first and foremost, to Marie France Bodyline, for the amazing opportunity, and for being such a joy to work with. Coming in a close second; Clarence for the makeup, there's a reason why he's known as one of the best in Singapore. Jeremy for being such a great guy with the styling; I wouldn't have looked as good without his taste in fashion. Ryan, for the hair - my hair is every hairstylist's nightmare btw. I have alot of it. Too much. ;D
Photos and stuff coming up very soon I promise.
Now on to the second reason why I'm a happy bunny..
2. Chris Daughtry is coming to Singapore.
I love love his music. I have grown to be quite the rocker chick as of late, and I have to say that he started my growth in musical taste from American Idol last year. He's such a great performer, I can't wait to catch him in action at St. James Powerhouse on the 20th of Sept. That's like next week, and I'm SO PSYCHED!
What's better is this: The wonderful people at Sony have requested that I host the event! *jumps up and down*
Two words. KENNOT WAIT!
Okay so I'll get back to reading Duncan French's article on "Developing states and international environmental law" now. Pooh.
ps. I would also like to highlight a few things:
i. The 8 days cover turned out fantastic, the photospread inside was fab. Thanks to the team for that once again.
ii. Initially when I read the interview, I was a little dazed as some of the statements I made were taken out of context. But after going through it again; I have to say that it could very well be due to the fact that the poor writer had to edit SO MUCH of what I said; due to the fact that I tend to talk ALOT when I get interviewed. If she wrote what I said, exactly as to how I said things; the interview would be something like 10 pages longer. Plus she gave it an obviously slightly more interesting twist; 8days is an entertainment magazine after all. Just one of the examples, below. There are quite a few bits in the article that I should clarify as well, let me know if you'd like to know which bits.
eg: When she asked me what I do to prepare for cover shoots, I mentioned that I sometimes (once a month?) eat watermelon the night before a shoot for dinner. She didnt have the page space to go on and say that, actually I love fruit, and would quite happily eat it for breakfast lunch and dinner... and when I eat watermelon for a 'cleansing' effect (love the detox that follows a meal of fruit), that its not just one slice. I have approximately HALF a large watermelon. So obviously it fills me up. *laughs* Just thought I'd clarify that bit.
Y'know what? Since I am already procrastinating doing research paper as it is, and I'm in the mood for some creative writing, I think I'm going to write out some little tricks of the trade that I've learnt thus far - with regards to looking good for a special day. Hope you girls (and guys?) find this useful, for say a big date, or Prom Night. ;)
Simple Tricks to and Tips to Look that Little Bit Better!
1. If you tend to retain lots of water, try to cut down on salty food for a couple of days before the Big Day. I'm not saying that you need to go on a sodium-free diet, but maybe just push aside that bag of Twisties for a later in the week?
2. Try to have dinner early the day before, as late night foods may cause bloat in some people.
3. Use a facial mask a day before, to moisturise the skin.
4. If you fancy a tan, and would like to get a healthy Glow to your skin, jump into the shower and spend a good 20 minute body scrub. I love those scrub gloves you can get at any local pharmacy, just pump the (moiturising!) body wash on the gloves and go crazy. Your skin will feel really nice and smooth. If you really have the time and energy, use this special scrub (that I learnt from something I read Catherine Zeta Jones does). [Very useful if you aren't able to pamper yourself with body treatments from Marie France.]
DIY Moisturising Body Scrub
5 tablespoons of honey.
4 tablespoons of salt.
Take mixture and use as ordinary body scrub. Scrub till salt disolves, or you get tired or bored. ;) Please make sure that it doesn't go into your eyes, and that you don't have any paper cuts/shaving grazes anywhere. :S Otherwise it'll be a momentarily blinding moment of pain in the shower, and I will not be held responsible for any injuries that follow.
5. No money or time for hair treatments? No worries. Put extra moisturising conditioner in hair, put a shower cap over it, and wait for approximately an hour (or more if you like) while you go about your day at home. I do this sometimes when I wake up in the morning, while I answer emails and such. The 'softness' of the hair won't last as long as it would if you had it professionally done, but its good enough for 'that special occassion'.
6. Moisturise your body before bed. Any body lotion will do, just put as much as your skin will absorb before jumping into bed.
7. If you're going to be appearing in skin-baring clothes (eg. halter gown, or even a bikini) ; an even tan ALWAYS makes you look more toned, and slimmer. If you dislike the sun and want to opt for a more temporary look, use a sunless tan, comes in lotion or spray form, available at most pharmacies. I know for a fact that the at the Isetan in Scotts sells 'em. Apply only when you're not going out, and after you do so don't wear anything light coloured; it'll stain the clothes. Leave lotion on for approx 3 hours before washing off residue. (pssst. I did this for the FHM shoot; nice even colour on the skin, right? :D) Don't over do it otherwise you'll end up looking like carrot. It has an orange tint to it, see. And VERY IMPORTANT; remember to wash your hands thoroughly after. Otherwise your palms and nails will get stained. Not a pretty sight.
8. DONT PICK THAT PIMPLE. If you're out of pimple cream, dab a little toothpaste on it the night before. It'll help dry out the pimple. Just make sure it doesn't smear on the rest of your face, (and I said DAB, as in a LITTLE BIT), toothpaste is NOT good for the skin.
9. Wash your hair the day before the big day, very thoroughly, as 'one day old' hair is easier to style than freshly washed hair. This applies only to girls with long hair.
10. Rest well the day before. And don't try to update blogs at 2.30am just cause you want to avoid doing work that is due at the end of the week.
Hope that helps, tell me if you try any of the above. Let me know how it works out. ;)
Monday, September 10, 2007
You see, I have this 5K essay due (anyone wanna help? Question I'm tackling is "Discuss the principle of common but differential responsibility"). This is to do with my course in Energy and Climate law, and its due on the 16th.
Only problem is, I'm busy (for the entire day) on Tuesday, Wed (night), Thursday and Saturday. Sunday (the day its due) I'll be flying back to KL (yes, not taking bus cause of all the accidents.. so don't worry!) and then back on Monday afternoon, in time for class at 6.30pm.
To be honest, I knew it'd be hard to juggle school and work, but I didn't think it'd be *this* hard. I am just taking one day at a time, trying to do as much as I can.
Well, I've done 1/3 of my paper, hope to be 'almost done' by tomorrow. Will have to work on it in the evening, cause I've got stuff to do during the day... sigh. Fittings lah, what to to.
On to other things, Chris Daughtry is coming! I so need to watch him perform, I've followed his career since the American Idol days. I hope tickets will still be available.
Oh and I'm going back to KL cause my nephew is in town! He's the cutest thing ever, his name's Lucas Fonseka Khoon, my oldest sister's firstborn. He's gonna grow up to be a heartbreaker, that one. Will try to post a pic up here asap. (New laptop mah, haven't transfered files over to this one yet cause.. well.. I'm technologically impaired.. and lazy, of course.)
So excited. I wonder how my pics with 8 days went.. hmm. Gotta go pick myself up a copy from the news stand tomorrow. Yes, Pathfinder, I still buy my own copies of mags. ;)
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
My eyes fluttered open. It was still dark, I squinted at my digital bedside clock. 6.27am. I turn on my side, pulling my covers up closer to my chin. Skit lets out a disapproving *mew* as my left foot accidentally brushes up against him. Foetal position, I shut my eyes tightly. Today's the day.
I gingerly pushed my toes out from under my sheets. Its cold. Biting my lower lip, I push myself up, and out of bed. Skit decides to go back to sleep. With a small smile, I slowly make my way to the bathroom. Deciding against turning the light on, I look at myself in the mirror. I could see the outline of myself, the light from the streetlamp outside the bathroom window cast a dark purple-grey-green shadow. I turn to my side, checking out how my 'abs' looked. Running my right hand over my flat midriff, I pursed my lips approvingly. It seemed surreal; not too long ago it didn't look like that. I didn't look like that. Like this, I mean. A little tingle ran down my back, and a warm feeling filled me from tummy to chest.
This could very well be the beginning of many more things to come. Who knows; this FHM cover shoot might even break me into the industry in Singapore.
4th September 2007:
My eyes flutter open, as my phone's alarm rang. Blindly searching for it to my right; my fingers run across its familiar hard, cold casing. Flipping it open, without even looking, I hit the "disable" button.
I allow my hands to drop back on the bed, as I allowed my eyes to wake up with the rest of my body. Today would be a good day, I told myself as the sun shone through the bedroom window. With a big lazy stretch, I occupy the entire queen sized bed for a brief moment.
I walk towards the bathroom, flick on the heater to prepare the water for my shower. My cats, happy I'm awake, let me know that its time to feed them. I look at the Ikea clock hanging in the dining room though the kitchen; its 9.30am. I better hurry up - I thought to myself. Only an hour before I need to leave for my very first solo cover shoot with 8 Days.
Then it finally hit me, again. 8 Days. Singapore's widest selling English entertainment magazine, is featuring ME, Andrea Fonseka, on its cover. Did I expect it? No. Am I humbled? Yes. Has the work, time and effort been worth it? Hell yeah. A small smile curled my lips once again - that same familiar small smile I had sometime back. That same tingle ran down my back, as I stirred my coffee. Cupping my black mug with both hands, raising it to my lips, I sipped it.. steaming hot as always. It tastes better than I remembered.
It was sweet. Very, very sweet.
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Ok this has been cheesing me off for a bit and I'm not writing about it because
1. I remembered (yeah alot of times I wanna write about something and I don't cause I'm like, "eh! what is that I wanted to write about again..?!".. So yes. Its a good thing I finally remembered.)
2. Its really really TOO MUCH and no one's speaking up!
Okay. *clears throat.* This one might get sticky. Please not that this is a generalization of my observations, not everyone I mention is like I state below.
How many times have you sat on a bus / MRT / in a queue, and someone old is standing? Do you give him / her your seat?
(My ans: all the time)
Why do we do that? Because we've bee taught to respect other people, right? To always have consideration, and THAT in my opinion is the basis of all good manners.
Well I am going to say this once and for all.
Old people have no manners.
SERIOUSLY. You guys know how often I use the bus. Well, if you don't, let me tell you I bus it quite often. Everytime without fail there will be at least one senior citizen and he/she will be doing one something purely obnoxious. Either there'll be a shopping bag on the perfectly good seat next to them, or they'll be sitting on 'outside' of the seat, causing no one to want to ask them to move in for the seat closer to the window.. and everyone standing around in the full bus is just staring, but too polite to ask them to be a little more considerate!
Seriously, why is it that rules of courtesy and consideration don't apply to older people?
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I don't feel the urge to do anything productive, I don't want to travel anywhere (not even out of my apartment to get food), .. I just want to... SLEEP.
What's worse is that Skit's afraid of thunder - so whenever it rains he quickly finds a hiding spot (under my clothes in my closet, or in the storeroom) and there's no getting him out of there.
Days like this make me want to listen to Norah Jones. Which I just started playing on Itunes btw. *hehehe*
Anyway, in case you guys don't already know; its my birthday tomorrow. Another year older, perhaps wiser. That being said, its really just another day. I celebrated with some friends on Saturday, close ones came over to my place for a couple of hours. It was nice. :) These were the people who knew me prior to all the glitz and glam.
But some dear friends have gone abroad. :( Xanne, Daph, I miss you guys so much.
I think I'm losing my friends slowly... they're all either moving away or going back to where they came from. Sigh. And y'know what? Its so hard to make friends these days. I'm like that, I'll have lotsa friends, but only so few at the same time. Am I the only person who feels this way?
Don't ask me why I'm so somber today... I blame the weather.
Oh here's a little cheer me upper.
One of the things I got for my birthday? THIS! :D
You should've seen my face when I unwrapped it. I did mention that I really wanted the white one, or the hot pink one - I couldn't decide. Then comes along THIS ONE and it was a colour right in between the two! ;) I was such a happy camper that night.
Now next on my list: That matching mouse and matching pink carry case. Then shoes to go along with it. *big girly grin* YEP. I think I've got a new thing for pink these days....
Friday, August 24, 2007
You guys may have already read my interview in Urban, on how much I loved YSL's Radiant Touch. I won't go on how I can't survive without it here. ;)
Today I will feature YSL's foundations; Perfect Touch Radiant Brush Foundation. It has this nifty soft brush applicator on one end, (no need to buy foundation brush already!), and all you have to do is squeeze a *little* (don't waste like me) out on the back of your hand, then dab, apply and blend.
Love it because:
It smells really good, its really hydrating on the skin, and it provides fantastic coverage without the 'cakey' look. And as the day goes on, and the make up absorbs into your skin, it looks more and more natural.
If I'm just putting light make up on, I skip the loose powder that normally follows - I save that for formal functions and events. The foundation still stays on; but make sure you use a waterbased or a not too oily moisturiser and base first, as the foundation is already pretty hydrating, you don't want to end up all shiny. (I've got combination skin, so I can afford to skip the loose powder. If you have dry skin, use a more moisturising base, if your skin is very oily, you will need to use a loose powder.)
Recommended moisturisers/hydrating gels that will go well with this product:
Clinique moisture surge, apply after you use an oil free moisturiser for an all day long dewy look.
Next Week's Feature
Andrea's Favourite Skin Care Regimes
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
So sorry I've been neglecting the blog slightly.... School and work is just realy crazy right now. :( Its been tough, but I think I'm handling it okay.
Anyway so yes: Here's my answer to the problem below:
My dear Friend,
You have already indicated you dont want a relationship from this point forward now.
So the next step is to do (in my humble opinion) as follows)
1. Tell him.
Sit him down and tell him very calmly (no tears!! no regret an NO telling him you want to give the long distance thing a try!)
It should go like this:
"[Listen, (Option: insert derogatory term like Jackass, Dumbass, Jerk, etc).] Thank you very much for telling me all this in advance to save me the heartache of you acting like a jerk when you're gone. I now realise that is where all of this stand with you; and your views on this relationship. I appreciate your intentions of wanting to carry this out until you leave, however I am unable to do so as I have more pride in myself than to allow my time, emotions and energy to be enjoyed by you just because circumstances make it more convenient for you (ie you've not left yet). I have been good to you, as a girlfriend and as a friend.... and I wish you best of luck in finding someone who will give you what I gave." (last bit is most important to say).
And that's it. No more calls, no meeting up, nothing. Show no emotion because look at it this way; he's done you a favour by telling you all that stuff about the future. Granted you feel less about yourself now as he doesn't see the relationship worthy of a short one hour long distance relationship, but we've already established he's stupid and self-centred and thus his feelings do not reflect on you as a person. So please dont beat yourself up about it.
2. I suspect he will call within two weeks. He will beg to give it a go, telling you he was dumb etc. Then its your choice as to whether or not you want to give him a chance.
But no. 2 will happen ONLY if you totally do not show him any emotion that you're sorry he wants to end it all when he's gone. And to do that you must remind yourself this at all times: HE'S JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU IF HE DOESN'T EVEN WANT TO TRY. And he's self centred, and REALLY you're better off without him. And its such a good thing you know this now, rather than later. And c'mon woman - if you walk up to some guy who will be gone in a coupla months, saying, "Hey man. Wanna have a fun relationship with no emotions attached? You wont have to call me when you leave town to go back to whatever it is you're going to that's only an hour away from here." - you think he'll say no? Sheesh. I'm mad at the man to have done this to you, but pushing my emotions aside.. You dont need to be mad. Becuase rather than you having to 'see the light' by yourself when he leaves, he did you a favour and showed you the light now.
You're so much better than him, and what he has to offer. Rather than tell him that when you have your talk with him, SHOW it to him. He will see for himself when you act indifferent, and when you really feel and act thankful that he's ejected himself from your life and heart through his actions and his words. You are a strong, strong lady. And a smart smart one too. And he's dumb dumb to not see that he's throwing away something that could potentially be so beautiful. You will find someone else as soon as you open yourself up and give some fellows a chance. So do that, and I hope it works out for you.
**I realise I am totally on my friend's side on this one.. .but can you blame me when I *know* what an amazing person she is? ;) No, really, she's a beautiful, smart, witty girl. And she deserves so much better than that.
Oh and just thought you'd like to know; She did what I said, and he did come back to her like I predicted... and after alot of thought, she decided to give it another go. He's now treating her how she deserves to be treated. :D
Friday, August 17, 2007
Well here's the story. (She emailed me, and I didn't quite have the time to check my email so she called. But I asked her permission, and here's the email.)
Background story: She was dating a guy at work (big NO NO!) and he's leaving the company in a little while. She came to Singapore suddenly as her grandmother passed away; and she wasn't sure where the relationship was going. Initially he was more into her as she was into him.. but hey, time changes things and like the softies we women are; she eventually fell for him. And I told her so, while she was in Singapore and was having some problems with regards to his crazy way of being so self centered (from little things of not getting her a drink during lunch when he got himself one, to big things like not even bothering to say goodbye as she left the country).
Ok now for real, here's the story.
...Long story short he pretty much told me that he knows himself well enough to know that once he leaves at the end of august, he will be so engrossed in school that we probably wouldn't work out and he alluded tohis past relationships and how they experienced a similar doom and we were likely to follow the same path, especially since we would live about an hour from one another (long distance factor???!). I think he also mentioned something about how he could just picture if we were to try, he would just be a total jerk to me on the phone and he wouldn't beable to do stuff be cause school is so intense, blahblahblah. Clearly,I know that he just doesn't think that we are really worth trying for.And, someone is delirious or just plain stupid, b/c he figures that we can hang out, enjoy each others company before he leaves. We wereobviously going to have to have this conversation sometime soon, but Iguess he didn't expect that I would bring up now.
Obviously u can tell what my reaction to all of this was. I couldn'tbelieve that he was so
Oh AND injury upon insult, someone [the guy] had the nerve to email me yesterday to do something together or hang out or something, I don't know what he was thinking. I completely declined. I mentioned that he would still try to call me and ask me to hang out and stuff before he leaves, but I mean the day after?!!? Ridiculous. And now I have to see him day in and day out till the end of [the month]. Sigh. I think I'm doing alright though?
So yes. My reply? Will post it up in a few days. ;)
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
10 Things about Girls that Guys will NEVER understand.. (so don't even try, 'cause we don't quite get it either!)
Yah. We all know it. Shopping is an amazing experience to us gals.. And guys will never understand. Women can spend literally, hours on a shopping spree, when the mood strikes. Can we explain the high we get from purchasing a really nice black dress? No. And no, its not like the other 8 black dresses we have already either. This one is made of satin. You know, that shiny material. And because it makes my butt look smaller, I'm buying it in three different colours.
I recently acquainted myself with the high of shopping over the weekend. I just got paid, I went to Orchard and Great World City and managed to find EIGHT pairs of shoes (7 heels and one pair of flats). Then I had a horrible taxi ride home (long story), which would normally leave me upset for a good few hours into the evening. But the moment I picked up those bags from the taxi booth, everything seemed better. I was happy again. I can't explain it, I don't want to either. But it was beatiful. The best part of it of course was the fact that all my shoes did not cost me more than $500. Which brings me on to No. 2.
Which woman does not love a good bargain??!! Some of my most cherished items in my closet and around the apartment are things that I have paid what I deem to be below market price for. Long formal dress from Zara: $70.00. I love it more than a special exquisite piece I bought from a boutique for $250. Dining table mats made out of wood: $15 dollars. Red ruffly heart-shaped mat, $5 (IKEA BABY!).
3. Make-up and toiletteries.
Friday, August 10, 2007
1. I lost my phone. (AGAIN!). So I had to go down to Starhub Plaza Sing yesterday to (a) renew my plan, (b) get a discounted phone. I managed to get my paws on the really nice MotoKRZR. I figured since I had the Gold limited edition D&G RZR (sniff sniff now its gone), I might as well stick to the Moto cause I have three extra phone chargers lying around. ;P I tend to forget to bring chargers with me on trips, or I temporarily lose them, see.. so I end up buying quite a few.
ANYWAY. Then I proceeded to get my hair done at the Heeren, and manage to skip home just in time for..
'Cause they're easily driven up a wall... or, in this case, a metal scaffold.
Dude, if you want my high heels, just ask.....
Watching Hinder's performance, by far was the highlight of the night. :)
Note: Just for the record, I totally disagree with their song, Lips of an Angel.... Listen to the lyrics and you'll see why. lol! Yep, I'm a lyrics kinda gal. ;)
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Monday, August 6, 2007
Is coming number one always a must?
Should you settle to be second best,
Or should you just make yourself care for less?
What if this love lacks respect?
And contradictions in his excuses you detect?
Should you just settle to be the one,
Who was holding his hand since it all begun?
Can you love a man who has told you lies?
And choose to reach a compromise?
Because no love has made you happier than his,
(Although no one has belittled you like this).
How do you know how much to put up for,
Without knowing if he will push for more,
You hear his secrets when people tell you,
And now the memories you have seem untrue.
I need to know when and where to draw the line,
Until then, I'll never know if his heart is truly mine.
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Okay Andrea Fonseka has officially lost it. Heh.
Sat: Female 50 most gorgeous streethunt, 2pm-7pm
Sunday: Female 50 most gorgeous streethunt, 2-7pm
Monday: Make-up advertorial shoot, 2-6.30pm
Tuesday: Cameo in an up-coming second series of a sitcom (not allowed to say which one), 7am- 4.30pm. 5pm-9pm Photoshoot with Skin Couture (I love their clothes!!)
Wednesday: Shoot for that cameo, 8.45-2pm; followed by meetings and stuff. Finally home at about 10.30pm
Thrusday (today): Caltex Score Today till 1.30pm, meeting at 4pm, phone interview, then a Levis Launch from 8.30-10pm
Friday: Caltex Score Today 5am-2pm, followed by Marie France treatments (yay!) then Female Streethunt yet again.
*phew*. That's an entire week without an 'off day'. Thank goodness I can relax on Saturday and Sunday, and I'm just going to book out Marie France for those two entire days. Can't wait! :D
Schedules and hectic work aside, I am proud to announce that I have a new Manager! *BIG BIG SMILE* Her name is Melissa Lam, and she is God-sent to strugling young artistes like myself. Melissa Lam has been in the industry for a decade now, and has managed the likes of Denise Keller, Utt, and Jaymee Ong at early stages of their career. I'm so flattered and honoured to be signed with her, and the best part is she doesn't bite more than she can chew in terms of managing her artists. I'm only one of three that she is currently handling.
By the way there are some sites and blogs going on right now saying that I'm going to be hosting some Sentosa Beach Party, and I have to anounce that unfortunately that is not true. I have never agreed to hosting this party, and it is unfortunate that there was a misunderstanding somehow. [They did approach me to host it, but I will be tied up on that day so cannot.. :( ]
Sorry that I feel the need to anounce that - I just don't want people buying tickets and expecting me there.. then dissapointed how? I don't want it to be like I didn't turn up on purpose or something.
Hmm. Need to run back to work now. Y'all take care alrighty? :)
Oh. And I have taken to deleting comments I don't like on my blog. I'm sure you guys understand.. I mean, this is MY blog, I should have some sort of say as to what stays up and what doesn't, right? If its a fair comment, by all means it'll stay up. However I will not tolerate any spite, or obvious cries calling for cyberwarfare via this blog. Nor will I tolerate any soliciting. Oh. And just incase you guys don't know. I have employed a very clever boy to watch on the IP addresses that are logged here. So yes. I WILL KNOW WHO YOU ARE IF YOU COME HERE AND ABUSE THIS BLOG. Note to regulars: don't worry your privacy is safe. And you guys don't have anything to hide anyways so no worries. Its these little 'anonymous' posters that annoy me like hell!
Monday, July 30, 2007
So anyway, lets start from the beginning. When I got there on day one.. what did I see?
I hosted this event with Chua En Lai, and I have to say; he's an amazing host. He's absolutely underrated in this industry (in my humble opinion) and is capable of both acting (he started out in theatre) and hosting to boot. We're definitely going to be seeing much much more of the cheeky fella!
"Andrea Fonseka - you are NOTHING but a pretty face."
It was at that point I realised that I was just lucky.. As no one really cared that I was plastered on the venue except me.
"Omg Its the attack of the Watsons-Model Monsterrr!!"
So I quickly decided to ger over it. I grabbed a cuppa myself..
And then it was all good. ;)
As usual, we decided to camera-whore a little bit before we got to work.
"Yes Daahling. We KNOW we're gorgeousss... purrr.."
"I see someone! He looks pretty decent! Hey you! Stop! Come here and sign up!
"Hey don't run away! We can see you! You over there! Come back!!
"WHY is everyone running away from me?!?!"
Andrea: What's up man. Why you never go and chase that guy. I'm wearing heels, I cannot run... Now he's gone. How? How you want to explain to boss how you tell me how???
Friday, July 27, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
~Eminem, Lose Yourself~