Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Miss CLEO Cover Girl NOT


Ahem.

  So i got featured in CLEO magazine for Oct 2012's issue.
(thanks and no thanks to Josh Lim - thanks obviously for the opportunity, no thanks because they cut my long black locks and dye it some more....oh the things I do for work!! LOL!!)

  I was almost on the cover of the magazine, by almost I meant 200 pages away =) *clears throat* Everybody has got to start somewhere, isn't it?

  Anyhow, Josh Lim thinks I should share this experience of being featured in the magazine with you guys. *clears throat louder*

  Well actually, being in front of a camera is nothing new to me - and I am not referring to the daily camwhoring. I'm referring to my childhood specifically.

 At 6, I have done many commercials by then. Most famous being Johnson & Johnson TVC promoting the "No More Tears" campaign... remember the two little girls? I was the one in pink. Yeah, so when I went for the Olay TVC with Yuna recently, it sort of brought back a bit of childhood memories like how I spend the entire day sitting infront of the camera with bright lightings at the back, make-up lady running to dab my sweat off my face and touch up my make up each time the director shouts CUT!! I remember very clearly the words "AND ROLLING....AANNDD..... ACTION!!" and how people around have to stay really silent. All that at 6 years of age. Sigh.


  Yeah, so back to the shoot for CLEO magazine. The beauty editor asked me if I was willing to go for a bob-cut. I literally glared at her and replied what sounded like a booming NO before she could finish her sentence. Kinda felt shy right after.


  For some reasons they were playing safe with the 4 other girls and somehow decided to bob-cut me. Sorry man, ain't gonna happen even if they were to pay me RM 5,000. Mummy always said to me "your hair is your crowning glory".... uhmm... which I hardly comb anyways, but that's not the point.


They almost insisted on bob cut until I told them since my hair is THE LONGEST, cutting it off 4 inches IS already a make over by itself.
So I personally suggested getting it styled in this way, to show off the cuts....
I love the modern look of it.




Because black hair in this hair style would make me look oh-so-aunty, they decided to dye my hair. I was the only one out of the five girls who got my hair dyed.
Can't complain!! :)




Callie, the director of Michael & Guys (I was honored to have her touch my tresses) twirling my hair up in a bun...which both her and I didn't quite like. Again we had to because the other girls were either wearing their hair down or back-combed it.




After the shoot for the day look.... Callie proceeded to prep me up for the night look....
(can I get some Jazz music in the background, please?)

I loved this look more. We both did, actually.


Me doing the shoot. I honestly don't know how models can be infront of the camera the entire day. It IS tiring!! 
Camera man: Smile, rose...give me a teasing look.
*I give*
Camera man: A bit more flirty....
*I flirt*
Camera man: Chin up a little more, look in to the camera... open your eyes...
* I did as told*
Camera man: Give me the sultry look....
*I did sultry*
Camera man: Ehhh... This is CLEO magazine not FHM ok!!

At that point, i paused everything and laughed for a good 30 seconds, before getting back to position with a more cheerful face. Screw sexy. I am only good at doing retarded.








You ready for the outcome of it all????






Bet you have seen it on Facebook or Twitter, anyways!











TAAA-DAAA!!!




I was expecting my pictures to turn out way worse than this. 
Not much photoshop done except an adjustment to the lighting,
cleaning up my gums and teeth (yes they did!)...
yeap thats about it....
And I just realize how very indian my nose looks.
Nothing to complain about either.
I'd rather have an indian looking nose than a....
OK, let's not go there.
*big grin to show my chinky teeth*


All in all, it was a fantastic experience and a breeze working with the hairstylist and everybody else on set including the girls.... nobody did a diva!!!


The gorgeous girls.



Big thanks to Josh Lim and CLEO magazine once again!!!




Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Moon Cake Boxes


  I drove all the way to KL last week, got stuck in hours of jam for this....










Yeap you got that right!!! Mooncakes from Concorde Hotel!! I look forward to mooncakes from Concorde Hotel simply because Concorde Hotel makes one of the best mooncakes I've ever tasted.... Ok, I'm comparing it against cheap supermarket ones so yeah. When I say one of the best.. I meant in terms of the taste of the mooncakes itself and the box of course!!

I find Concorde Mooncakes less sweet as compared to the others.... My favourite flavour is the Pure White Lotus. Because I am diabetic, mooncakes being less sweet is actually a huge plus point for me.... at least, mental comfort haha! The above pictures show the packaging for this year's..... and the below was the packaging for 2010.... I missed out on the packaging for 2011, though! ;(





I find the packaging of Concorde's traditionally classy and that's what I love about it!! Tradition + Class is an absolutely fantastic combination!!



Let's take a look at some of the typically traditional boxes below....


I remember having the EXACT same box back when I was 14. Can't remember which bakery it was 
from though!!

Below are some traditional "cute" ones...










And then there are the really unique ones....



In a book-shape like, anyone?




Mini mooncakes in checkers set!! How brilliant!!


I dont get this... soap bar-like? Eye-catching nevertheless!!



Uniquely shaped indeed!!



And then, there are the modern ones.....



Mooncakes in a red-handbag!! Well I havent seen this life but one of the many things I will consider is if I can actually carry the bag around (perhaps as a make-up kit? LOL) and the material of the bag.
Just so you know, I take after my mum....I buy mooncakes 80% for the design of the boxes...
oh yes I remember those old traditional boxes with music when you open it....
Amazing!!



Even Starbucks is on to the mooncake bandwagon!! Kudos!!



And if I were a kid, I would REALLY be attracted to the two below:





I can't wait to see next year's Concorde Hotel Mooncake box!!
This is how much I actually look forward to it, LOL!!!!