Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Read the first one here
Saturday, February 23, 2008
For the record, I had Nasi Kandar. It was delicious. With Ayam Madu and what not. Well, delicious scmelicious...
The only possible positive is that I think I've lost a couple of pounds because of this...
Monday, February 18, 2008
And you know what? I find doing it the pre-recorded way is much, much tougher. I don't know, on live TV, you are kinda expected not to be perfect and to just go with the flow. So even when you're stuck or lost, the host will usually help the guest out.
But recording it means you have to do multiple takes until you get it right. There's no room for too much of the "errrrr", "aaaaaaa"... and if the producer feels you're not eloquent enough, you have to do it all over again (although I AM the boss of the producer).
So naturally, I have chalked up some pretty decent bloopers. Including these...
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
There was even a live jazz band playing...
That's Wulan Guritno. And she's got some pretty steamy scenes in the film. Mmm...
No idea who this is tho. Looked famous, so I snapped away
The Brangelina of Indonesia, Acha & Irwansyah, drew plenty of attention
With my "Hoity Toity" mate, Big Tree CEO Suridah
In case you're wondering, "Love" will arrive at Malaysian cinemas sometime in April. But it'll be worth the wait, I can assure you...
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
You see, there’s this new Indonesian film, simply titled “Love” and I was fortunate enough to be part of a high-powered entourage (konon lah) from Malaysia who got to attend the premiere gala in Jakarta just yesterday.
The film boasts a stellar (and spectacularly beautiful) cast, which includes Luna Maya, Wulan Guritno and Acha Septriasa (got men also lah, but their names escape me now).
I actually arrived on Monday and was wowed by the hotel I was booked in – the Mulia Senayan
And the view's pretty breathtaking
With time to kill the next day, I decided to walk to the nearest shopping district in Senayan. And along the way, I discovered that swan dress-wearing Bjork was scheduled to perform in Jakarta that very night. “Hey, maybe she’ll pop by the event later”, I thought to myself. “No she won’t, dumbass,” I thought further
45 kazillion burnt calories later, I reached my destination
And the first thing I did of course was to look for food. Something local was in my plans and I settled for Mee Rebus Jawa, seeing how I'm an official Mee Rebus aficionado. And the verdict? Pretty bland and blah, I must say
And at the backseat of my taxi...
Saturday, February 09, 2008
The short answer would be: It was a blast!
The long answer? It was a blast! I got to meet the hottest babes in town, watch them take their clothes off for photo-shoots, attend the most happening parties in town, receive cool freebies every other day, and even travel the world. And oh yeah, I actually got paid for such “work”.
Any downsides, you ask? Well, sometimes there were too many parties to attend that I actually had to skip some. And usually there weren’t enough pages to fit in all the babes every single month.
And although I’ve left the job for more than 2 years now, I still get babes calling me and asking if I could feature them in the mag. What do I do when that happens? Well, I usually get them to pose for my own camera then tell them, “Oops, actually I don’t work there anymore lah”. Of course I’m kidding! Haha!
But seriously, it was a great gig to have; the biggest challenge being how to tone it down for the Malaysian market. REALLY, REALLY tone it down, if you know what I mean. So much so that I’ve fully mastered the art of doing a sex feature WITHOUT mentioning the word "sex". It takes great skill and creativity, I tell ya.
Anyway, here are my 5 Favourite Moments as Editor of FHM Malaysia (2003-2005)
5. Spent five days at Club Med Maldives for a travel piece. Great sights, great food, and the handphone didn’t ring even once!
4. Met the Pussycat Dolls in Bangkok. And I swear Nicole gave me the eye…
3. Shot wonder twins May & Choy for the cover. You should see the pics that WEREN’T published. Mmm…
2. Launched the New & Improved version in early 2005. It’s a magnificent issue and I have no problems saying it so.
1. Visited the FHM headquarters in London!
Friday, February 08, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Did you know that Izham used to play for Ning's backup band?
Monday, February 04, 2008
World Lion Dance championship numerous times, and the Jin Kai Sheng Lion Dance team from Fujian, China. Impressive indeed!