Saturday, February 09, 2008

Dude, What Was It Like…

So ok, since that heck of a guy Kenny Sia plugged my blog on his blog, I’ve received tons of emails (ok, two emails), asking me: What was it like being the editor of FHM Malaysia?

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!

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