Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Weekend in KL

Wah Lau.

Last week was crazy, man.

As I probably mentioned, I had to bus back and forth from KL, and finally flew down to KL Friday morning to make it for the Gala Event that was the anniversary of the founders of Rafflesia, Mr and Mrs Sin. They were really warm people - I didn't bring along my camera, unfortunately, as it was a very "la-la" (in the best way possible!) event, and I didn't want to look like the kampung-girl that I am busily snapping away pictures with Siti Nurhaliza, Ziana Zain, Amber Chia, Tengku Azura and Daphne Iking. *blush* Good thing though that they'll be sending me pictures from the event via post.... but we all know how long these things take. :S

I was dressed by a young man called Jovian Mandagie, and he's fantastic. He has the skills to really make it big... and you heard it here first!! ;)

So I started the day flying into Kuala Lumpur, and made my way back to my quaint little residence. Mum was home, dad was out. I took a quick nap, got ready, did my hair and make-up and took off in my dad's kick-ass Toyota Estima to Carcosa Seri Negara. Apparently it was near the Royal Palace... but I naturally found out much later that it was on the way to the Royal Palace should you come from Kuala Lumpur. Eh. I'm a PJ girl lah. How I know.

Imagine my panic when I was already 5 minutes late and I saw the sign that I was on the road to Seremban / KLIA.

A few frantic calls and many U turns later, I found the place.

Only to find that I was actually EARLY!! My designer wasn't there yet! Chuckling and tucking into some served food (I knew dinner would be delayed), I decided to chat with the girls...

Met up with some old pageant girls, Jolene and Pushpa, they're doing very well for themselves back in good 'ol KL. When Jovian finally turned up, we quickly changed into our gowns and out Lewre sponsored shoes, and off we were! (I'm trying to be as graphic as I can here cause I have no pictures. lol!)

We walked down the broad marble staircase of the Carcosa, redcarpet style. Posing infront of the sponsor's banner (Mandalay Jadites and Rubies - also owned by Mr. and Mrs Sin), cameras flashed, photographers kept yelling, "Look here! Look here!" I felt like such a rockstar princess, it was fantastic.

Then those who already had their press pictures taken were waiting in the lounge next to the press as we waited for others to arrive and get their pictures taken as well. And we waited. And waited. For about three hours, to be exact.

And in true Andrea Fonseka style, I had to sit straight the entire duration, not out of choice, but because my dress did not permit me to slouch without it being indecent.

Then the icing on the cake: Jovian comes over to help adjust the halter dress. He undoes the chain holding the front of my dress to tighten it.

..and he pulls a Justin Timberlake on me.

My left hand flies up to grab myself, (not before going in full view for about a second) with a small horrified shriek, we both freak out and we make a quick dash to the sectioned off area of the room (with no one around) to fix the wardrobe malfunction.

THANK GOD there were no cameras, and my little Janer Jackson moment was only noticed by a few fellow artistes. Talking about it now still brings shivers down my back, and I dread to think what would've happened if all that happened in front of the press.

'twas an entertaining night indeed. Dinner and the performance by Siti Nurhaliza and Rossa (Indonesian pop-star) followed, along with a sweet couple on stage (Mr. and Mrs. Sin) celebrating their 16th year anniversary. Oh and did I mention the entire event was hosted by Anita Sarawak?

Gala to the max. Am so happy I made the time and effort to attend the event. I met some cool people, and learnt the lesson that no matter what - double-sided tape is a must. ;D

ps. I would like to thank all of you who sent me emails, they're very much appreciated. I will be replying them slowly, cannot do all one shot lah I'll get a hand-cramp. Thank you for being patient with me. :)

17 comments:

X-mate said...

What a faux pas from Jovian - doing a Timberlake on you... hmm, or did he do it on purpose? You sure this guy has the skills to really make it big?!

And wow, wow, wow. WHAT A WEEKEND it must have been for you. The sights, the sounds, and the food. Especially the sights. Too bad no pictures, argh.

Did you manage to go to church though?

Andrea Fonseka said...

I did actually! I went to church, and my dad didn't! He said he would meet me there cause he had to go to some stuff while I was catching up with some friends for coffee - and in the end he stood me up! :P

miko said...

Seems like your weekend was tiring.. but tons of fun. Glad there were no cameras snapping pics of you when you had your Janet Jackson moment.. whew! Hope you'll be able to post some pics once you receive it.

chocminttruffle said...

sounds like a seriously traumatizing booboo...=X

Ladbrooke said...

Geez, thank goodness there were no cameras. Your style of posting is very adorable leh. lol. =P

Anonymous said...

Wow, sounds like great fun..

Please pester whoever that is gonna send you the pics sooner so that you can post them here...

Lucky you... should really had used some double sided tape...

YT

-Joakim- said...

lol busy busy busy huh ? :)

take care andrea :)

love
joakim

Andrea Fonseka said...

i DID have double sided tape! But the gown was stiff and if i taped it it'd have spoilt the shape and form of it.... :(

ck said...

A, sounds like you had a great time in KL! i miss partying there.. looks like you got to rub shoulders with the Who's Who of KL eh? ;)

what's a celebrity without his/her own fair share of boo(b) boo(b)?!? just goes to prove that you have now achieved SUPERSTAR status!! since you now have your very own "wardrobe malfunction" under your belt.. LOL

don't forget, janet jackson and justin timberlake's popularity skyrocketed during her wardrobe "malfunction"...is that a sign that you're about to be a big hit soon? *scandalous grin* :P

Jefferson said...

Ouch!! Lucky there isn't any photographers at your area. If not, headlines would be.. another Justin & Janet wannabe? Anyway, those artist must be having sweet dreams after that night.. haha.. its just a joke.. ahem. Sorry. Would love to see the design he wipped up for you. He's a designer, he should be careful with his masterpiece. (He must have freaked out by that. lol)

Pathfinder said...

We seem to be missing the point. It's not about "pictures from the event", it's not about the "wardrobe malfunction". It's about "pictures of the wardrobe malfunction"! Did anybody take any, and when do we see them? ;) I'm a fairly nice guy, yes, but I'm still a guy! :P

Anonymous said...

haha... so poor thing... well, use this next time...

http://www.beautipage.com/Catalog/products_BodyGlue.asp

YT

Andrea Fonseka said...

*laughs*
you people are unbelieveable. ;P *grin*

CK said...

*ahem*.........we're not the ones going around popping our boob for the public to see... *evil grin*

NASTY! :P

speaking of, where are those photos of mr + mrs SIN?? i can't wait to see the lovable couple... haha! :)

Andrea Fonseka said...

waitlah. they need to develop it and POST it to me. lol. i reckon i'd have it in a month's time. ;)

Pathfinder said...

"Imagine my panic...late...frantic calls...many U turns...found the place."

Dare I say it? You, honey, are in desperate need of a...pathfinder. I happen to be available...and handsome, and smart, and able to leap tall buildings in a single...

Jefferson said...

well, we have to be patience. A month we wait, young padawans. ^___^
Shall we entertain the HOT "wardrobe malfunction" Andrea for now. Since she's been having a HARD day.. hehe. we try to kee her smiling.. =)