Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Flu BeGone!

Aren't doctors amazing?

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

Aiyoh. (my first ill-tempered post)

Woke up today feeling dreary.

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.


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

My Hectic Weekend

This was me::

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

Your Friendly Girls Next Door...


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

First day live on air

The nerves were insane today. Waking up at 4am on my *second* alarm (missed my first), I gathered myself together to get into the make-up chair at 5am sharp. I needed time to rehearse my script, and thankfully managed to nail (most of) it.

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. :)


Sorry, my interview with Lush will be on between noon and 5pm, mon-fri next week. *heh*

Thursday, March 22, 2007


Hey all,

Tune in to Lush 995fm this afternoon (Thrusday 22nd March) 11am onwards for a grand, live interview! You might actually be able to call in and ask me some sneaky questions if you like! :)

Sunday, March 18, 2007


When I was little, I used to think that a 50cent coin was as big as my palm. (probably because back then, it was I guess.)

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

Checkin in

Okay, its almost noon now, and I must say I've learnt alot in my first day at work. Like the colour of the sky when they sun rises (haven't seen that in a while!).

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.

Early Bird Catches the Worm

I had to wake up at 4am today.

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

Of Wining, Dining, and Red Gloved Boxing

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.

I also had the fortune to meet the Girl Next Door Finalists.

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*)

I didn't take any pictures of the food unfortunately, this was taken while we were waiting to be served. I was thinking about it though, but decided to dig in instead. *heh*. Was WAAAY to hungry to take the camera out and for a snap.

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.

The two fighters entering the ring...
Shortly after that my digicam died on me. *grumble*. Managed to only get a few videos more, but that was basically it.
I left shortly after the fight, as it was late. Wish I had time to stay for the Auction, the proceeds went to charity... but alas. Andrea Fonseka was really tired, and my contact lens were killing me! I did meet some lovely people from Team FHM, and a lovely young lady uniquely named Valencia. Big Thanks to David for inviting me for this event. Cheers, mate!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Okay, I'm just going to lay it out. I'm vain. I'm very very vain. I like to look good, I take the time to have my toenails painted, I get my hair done at least once a fortnight and I love getting facials.

Which was why when I first heard about eyelash extensions, I decided I'd eventually give it a go.

Big Mistake.

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

Busses and Trains

Warning: the following post was writing lying on the couch in front of the telly watching Supernatural. Feeling absolutely blank in the hea before, as I was up all night yesterday writing my 24 hour take-home exam paper on European Law. In true fashionable style, I handed it in two minutes before the deadline (12 noon today). Sad to say I'm a little 'written out' - but I still wanted to update my blog, as Dan posted in the comment earlier about taking buses and trains... so hear goes.

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

Meeting the Big Boys

Yesterday I went to the Asian FHM Editor's Conference at the Hyatt to meet the men behind the Best Selling Men's Magazine in the region. David, the editor of FHM Singapore graciously invited me to hand out autographed copies of the current issue of the magazine, and to lighten up the mood of this apparently serious conference (honestly though, how serious can it be? its FHM, not Newsweek!).

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

My First Blog Post!

Thanks for visiting my blogsite!

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'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Marie France, especially Aileen, Rena, Jacqueline, Joyce and all the therapists who have made my experience (and are still making it) such a pleasure. After photoshoots and interviews that last the entire day, I got to visit the Marie France branch at KLCC, where they gave me a HUGE bouquet of flowers to welcome me, which was really really sweet of them.

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!

It was so much fun, thanks to David and the FHM Team for making my photoshoot as comfortable as it was - tough feat for a team working with me posing in bikinis under the merciless Singapore sun!

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 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 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!