This week's a good week. (Continue reading to see how my standards of 'easy' has changed through the months..)
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.
Monday, September 24, 2007
This week's a good week. (Continue reading to see how my standards of 'easy' has changed through the months..)
Friday, September 21, 2007
Posted by Andrea Fonseka at 8:53 PM
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
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. ;)
Posted by Andrea Fonseka at 8:49 AM
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
But I had such great news today that I just had to blog about it and share it with you guys. ;) (*prompt awwwwwww from the audience, so touching that I thought of you guys,my honoured blog readers first. lol*). Yes, I had fantastic day.
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. ;)
Posted by Andrea Fonseka at 1:32 AM
Monday, September 10, 2007
I am so sorry I've not blogged in ages. :(
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. ;)
Posted by Andrea Fonseka at 1:13 AM
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
21st of January 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.
Posted by Andrea Fonseka at 6:58 PM
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?
Posted by Andrea Fonseka at 8:51 AM