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. :)