Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Just yesterday I was still throbbing with a horrid headache - and after the doctor's consultation (note: before I even popped a pill), I already felt better. He took my blood pressure, ran a blood test, and I'm healthy as a bunny in spring. Minus the flu bug I managed to snag over the weekend, of course.
So Andrea's feeling loads better now, no need to take no more pills! Now I can stash the carton of panadol, clarinase, and ponstan in the shelf for emergencies.
So..what does this week hold in store for me?
Tonight: Marc Jacobs fashion event
Tomorrow night: Icon Magazine Black Tie Ball (I'd like to thank RENEE LEUNG for dressing me, she's provided me with this amazingly stunning gold gown, absolutely lovely.)
Friday afternoon: fly to Manila, where I'll be doing some work and judging not one, but TWO dog shows over the weekend.
Monday: fly back to Singapore
Tuesday onwards....I've got to cram for two essays due on the 13th, and one on the 6th. EEEP.
Anyone who's studied Globalization and International Law, Evidence, and Aviation Law would like to help me out here? *laughs*
I'm going to be in so much trouble. But I wouldn't do it any other way. ;)
Here's to all of you, have a fantastic week.
Monday, March 26, 2007
Actually, I went to bed feeling quite crappy too. Had a horrid headache.
Which didn't go away when I woke up. :(
Just took 1000mg of paracetamol. Need to go to the pharmacy to pick up some clarinase to stop this damn runny nose.
I CANT FALL SICK NOW I HAVE TOO MUCH TO DO!!!! *big pout*
Someone please make this go away? I need to fly to the Philippines coming Friday, and I have to settle SO many things by then. Sigh....
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Friday morning - wake up at 4am, for ScoreToday on Star Sports.
Friday afternoon - spent the day running errands.
Friday night - attend the opening show of Singapore Fashion Festival.
Sat morning - wake up again at 4am for ScoreToday on Star Sports
Sat evening - attend fashion show at Raffles at 6.30pm, then rush to Cafe Del Mar for GND competition (see the pic).
Sunday morning - wake at 7am as call time for catwalk at Shangrila was at 8am. Only got home at about 4pm.
I'M SO EXHAUSTED... but it was a good weekend. :) Met lots of interesting people, and enjoyed myself very much.
Still. Its times like this I wish there were three days in a weekend.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
I'm in at work again at ESPN Sportscenter headquarters! Just did my live feed at 6am, next one due at 8. Today will be a busy busy day.
First this gig, then I'm off to Raffles this evening for an event, followed by the Girls Next Door Finar-leh at Cafe Del Mar tonight. *phew* I'm going to be one tired bunny by the end of today.
I had an earlier post with the GND girls - mentioned that they're a cute bunch. I reckon tonight's party (starts at 830pm) will be a blast though, David (Editor of FHM) never fails to dissapoint.
Last night I went to the opening of the Fashion Festival at the BigWhiteTent set up in front of Ngee Ann City. Vivien Tham was the opening show, and it was nice seeing all of Singapore's Most Stylish dress up in a "fashionable" way. As for myself - I wore a purple cocktail gown - will be putting up pictures in a bit. Other noted stars there were Rosalyn, Denise (who was running everywhere with a mic and cam), May and Choy and Dick Lee. Strangely enough I felt completely at home in this relatively 'posh' environment, as I had small talk with old friends in the industry I haven't seen in a while. Also, Eric and Fatoma - PR Extrodinaires were there, and were kind enough to introduce me to people whom I have not had the chance of meeting yet.
All in all, a lovely event last night. Champagne flowed freely with "Fashion-Cocktails" (cranberry, soda and a little alcohol)... God forbid they served beer there! *lol* That would have been cool actually, I was feeling like a nice cold Heinekken last night. The Poor Man's Champagne, that's what I call it.
As champagne gets me waaay too tipsy, and I didn't quite feel like a cocktail, I just sipped on my bottle of VODA mineral water that I got off a kind waitress.
It was a drizzly night, and I had to go home in a called taxi as we all know what the queue at Taka is like for taxis...
Alrighty rambling enough about myself. Anyone else did anything interesting last night? Besides getting sloshed, of course: I dont want to hear rancid details about how you threw up your lunch and dinner in the gutters of Clarke Quay.... :P
Friday, March 23, 2007
Will write more but I have to get back to work, will be editing stuff today as well.
Big thanks to all who all who have left comments in my blog. Graet to know there are people out there reading all this. I am flattered. :)
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Point that I raise is - what is relative? And what isn't?
Time, we all know, is relative...And beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Shouldn't everything therefore be relative as well? Is the colour *blue* really the same in all our eyes? Does sound, well, sound the same? Do things seem bigger to smaller people, and vice versa?
Guess I'm just feeling a tad too philosophical for a Sunday night. *heh*
Moving away from that to another type of psychocity:
I think my cat is crazy. No. Really. I have two cats, a girl and a boy. Her name is Demi, his is Skit.
She runs around the house, her little tail puffed up, mewing like crazy, attacks her older 'brother' Skit, and then darts back to my bedroom to cuddle up under the sheets like nothing's happened. Then she comes out to eat Skit's regurgitated food, and declines dinner that I serve her... (I didn't know about it until my friend told me about it - the vomit I mean. I was like, "Why didn't you stop her!?!?!?! EWWWWWW!!!!")
Yep. I have one crazy cat. :S Will post pictures of the two of them up soon.
In the mean time, my best wishes to all of you. I'm working to make this week an amazing one. Anyone else? ;)
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Drinie Aguilar is fantastic in front of the camera (I'm shadowing her today), and Aaron, the producer, has been really patient with me.
Everyone in general has been amazing, really; all extremely helpful and friendly. I can see now why employees find it worthwhile to get up at 3.30am and get to work here.
That being said, I really cant wait to go back home and cuddle up in bed with my cats.
Its my first day at ESPN StarSports, and I got in today to "learn the ropes" before I officially go on air for Score Today next Friday.
Its almost surreal watching people moving in fully functional modes while I'm still trying to IV caffiene into my system.
As you can see, I'm not exactly awake still yet. Will be writing another update at the end of today. For now, all I can say is this: Alot more happens behind the scenes, this isn't a glammed up job. I have to be here till approximately 12noon - so there, mum. Its a full 8 hour work day. Nyeh.
Friday, March 16, 2007
I watched my first boxing match last night. I must say, being a fan of watching a good fight on TV - watching it live is just so much better.
I arrived at the Swissotel (the one @ Raffles) in a glam taxi (one of them pretty ones, silver. Not the Merc, the other one) I was lucky enough to hail at 7pm. By the time I got there, the Ballroom foyer was already full of guests dressed up to the Nines. It was lovely to see attend a function in Singapore where everyone was all glammed up for a change.
I wore a black, halter top dress that was all flowy at the bottom. ;)
I met up with David, the FHM Gamer Girl and the Unofficial FHM Party girl. Don't I look like the sore thumb here... heh.
They were such lovely young little things. The finals are next Saturday, the 24th of March at Cafe Del Mar. Good luck to all of them!
Charlie Webster was the host of the night.
So we went in. The ring was in the middle of the ballroom, and the dinner was amazing. We had lobster as the apetiser, followed by really yummy veal and chocolate mouse for desert. Crab dumpling soup and lime sherbert in the middle. Come to think of it, the food may not have been that great. I could have just been really hungry (dinner was served only at 9pm. Being the Kampung girl that I am, I usually have mine at 6pm. *blush*)
There were a few smaller fights before the big one. The main matchup was between Daudy Bahari (Ind) (PABA Super Lightweight Champ), and John Cotterill Jr. (Aust)(PABA Interim Champ). 12 Rounds. It was a fantastic match. Although Daudy the BaliBoy won in the end, I must say The Man From Down Under gave us all a run for his money.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Which was why when I first heard about eyelash extensions, I decided I'd eventually give it a go.
Not only was the process of having them put on painful (the glue stings your eyes), but the eyelashes were a hassle themselves. It was extremely painful one week in whenever I accidently brushed against them with my fingers / facecloth / whatever, and I couldn't wash my face properly. Finally, after 80% of them eventually dropped off (I plucked most of them off manually - and a few of my own in the process as well), I decided to get them removed professionally.
Big Mistake. Again.
I had to lie in an uncomfortable chair, for 25 minutes with my eyes closed for them to use some liquid thing to dilute it. Then when it was all taken off, I had to endure the eyelash-therapist rubbing my eyes over and over to get the rest of the glue out, getting some of it into my eye in the process. It stung. It really really stung. Wanted to get some pictures, but unfotunately I couldn't exactly take any while I was tearing, quietly cursing the eyelash therapist lady for the torture she never informed me that I'd have to endure prior to the entire process.
Lesson Learnt : Sometimes curiosity wont kill the cat. It'll just make it temporarily blind.
On a lighter note: Does anyone watch that little telly programme Score Today? You might just be seeing me pop up live, next week. Keep reading for more details within the next few days....
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
As mentioned in my earlier post, I mentioned briefly how I've been taking busses & MRTs alot more often these days.
You see, I'm ashamed to say that I've been one pampered girl my whole life. When I was a kid, I had a driver fetching me to and fro from school, and when I obtained my driving license, I had a second hand Perodua Kembara, and I had the freedom to drive myself everywhere.
Coming to Singapore about three years ago, I think I've sat on a bus once, and an MRT perhaps five or six times. In three years. (I know, how horrible and spoilt can I be? Lol.)
So since I started staying closer to town after I moved out of my residence at the National University of Singapore, earlier this year I figured that I'd not take cabs everywhere all the time, and take busses and MRTs as and when I can.
I mean, if we all do our part and start taking shared transport more often, we'd definitely contribute to the reduction of congestion on the road, and polution. And at the same time, we'll get to save a coupla bucks.
Saturday, March 10, 2007
It was really great, meeting the minds behind FHM Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan... and it was refreshing to meet some women working for this predominantly male-run-for-male-fun magazine.
The photos from the shoot with FHM turned out great, I'm not going to post them up here, you should go get a copy of it and see for yourself! ;)
It was only yesterday that I took taxis around for the entire day, as I had to, dressed the way I was. *heh*. I'll write more on my environment friendly public transport in another post, but in brief lets just say that Andrea is now a pro Buses & MRT girl.
Oh, and Big News! I signed with Global Home Entertainment yesterday! Big hugs to Mel and Richmond for welcoming me with such warmth into this tight-knit artiste family.
So yes. 2007 looks like its set to be a big year for me. Thanks for all your emails and comments so far, it is really much appreciated.
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Well lets start by talking about what I have been through in the past two months or so...
Was amazing. First I had the Official Marie France Bodyline Launch unvieling me as their latest spokesmodel in Malaysia. The press conference, the walking down the spiral staircase to the beautiful stage, cameras flashing, people smiling and cheering - the entire experience was surreal.
I also did a wonderful live tv interview with NTV 7's The Breakfast Show with Daphne Iking and Naz. Those guys are hilarious, great duo. Really hope to work with Daphne in the future, she has such a wonderful personality that doesn't turn off when the cameras do.
After a feature shoot with Female Magazine Malaysia, I flew back to Singapore and had a bikini photoshoot at Cafe Del Mar with the crew from FHM. The magazine is due out in Singapore on the 10th of March, so go get your copy! At the same time we did the shoot for FHM Malaysia, so keep an eye out!
Was hectic. In a non-chronological order, I went home for Chinese New Year, did another cover shoot, this time with T3 magazine (which is out now, btw, go get your copy!). I also did a cover shoot for Female magazine Malaysia (which will be out in May) and a DBS print commercial. Had to take things slower for work this month as I have quite a bit of work overdue for school! (for those of you who dont know yet, I'm currently a student at the National University of Singapore, studing Law).
Is still pending. Heh. Well this month is full of castings, and hopefully you'll be seeing me work my stuff for Singapore Fashion week and a bridal show. The two cover shoots mentioned above are also on the newstands, FHM and T3. I will also be flying to Malaysia for work, and a Dog show this coming weekend, (yes I show dogs and am a qualified show judge), from the 9th to the 11th. My website has also been updated to re-organise all the new material I managed to get my paws on, so go have a look-see at http://www.andreafonseka.com/. I'll also be going to the FHM Asia Editor's conference this week, just to pop by and meet the people behind Asia's No. 1 men's magazine.
Thanks again to everyone for making http://www.andreafonseka.com/ such a success! Almost 10,000 visits since June!!! I'm looking forward to reading your comments and getting to know everyone that visits my site. I promise I will reply to all comments and answer all your questions!