Thursday, December 14, 2006

KL Fashion Week

Yes, yes... i've been terrible.. promising pictures and and not showing. Since I am still waiting for the professional photos of KL Fashion Week to arrive, I thought I would at least put up these photos which were taken by close friends who came to the event.

This pic is of me back stage before Richard Tsen's show.. I'm wearing my long warm and comfortable cardigan robe as it was absolutely freezing!!! Food was served back stage.. the only people I saw eating was the crew. not the models.. I saw the models smoke though.. a lot... i did neither.... not because I don't want to eat, but because I don't want to accidently spill food on my clothes before the show. The shows are very important to the designer so I don''t like disrespecting the designers hard work so avoid any mishaps...

on the catwalk.... I slipped a little bit... aaaargh!!! not too noticeable.... didn't fall flat on my butt like what naomi campbell did at a vivenne westwood show! but a few other models slipped in the same spot.. so i conclude it wasn't me being clumsy.. it was the catwalk!!!

this purple sequinned dress is totally outrageous!!! It looks so much better in real life and i know looked fabulous on the catwalk... I could just feel it! I had to walk very small steps because there was no slits in the skirt and i remember feeling like it was taking FOREVER to walk down the catwalk, but when I look at the video, it looks like I'm walking normally... hmmmmm. something to remember....

marion and i strutting our stuff.... i remember her whispering loudly as we were walking down.. "Slow Down!!! I can't walk fast!!!".. her skirt had no slits no it was very small steps for her in this one!!!

Richard and I being interviewed by Gillian Hung..

Now this is proof of how make up and hair can drastically change ones appearance...

this is me with hair spray and hair pin free hair and totally clean face... looking very human....

and this is after!!!!

I remember looking in the mirror after all this was done and thinking to myself.. oh my god!!! I cannot pull this look off!!

But that is the challenge..... carrying with confidence the look that is put onto us.... My responsibility is to bring the designer's vision to life on the catwalk...

I must have done ok... because later that night I received a message from Richard Tsen which read "Thanks for the show today. you make my work so special"

Modelling in KL Fashion Week was a dream come true! I can't remember if I've told you this before but I've been going to fashion shows since I was 5 years old. Receiving this opportunity was such an honour!

I hope this is not my last appearance on a catwalk because I would absolutely love to do it again!

And as for the hair, I had to go to a hair dresser to get it all washed up... it took four rounds of shampoo to get ALL the hair spray out!!!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Joberg and Tippex

As you know, I lost my dear little Kira a while ago. He was a dear companion to me and also my other cat Skitso. After he died, it was very obvious Skitso missed him. She would walk around the lounge room every night where they used to play by chasing each other around the room and look very lost. It is very heart breaking to see that.

So my brother and I teamed up and brought home two cats from PAWS.

Below is Tippex. I named him this name because his paws are tipped white. He looks a bit fierce in this picture but he's really not.

And this is Joberg, short form for Johannesberg in Africa. Doesn't she look like a gorgeous little African animal?! now she is much for fierce than Tippex!

Their personalities have already started to show. Tippex miaows a lot... about nothing. Joberg can't really miaow.. she has a very hoarse like miaow which is so forced. But she can move fast! I've seen her climb up the fly wire screens up to seven feet high in seconds! Tippex eats less than Joberg though... Joberg finishes Tippex's food... and they both have the most beautiful fur.

They really smelt bad when we brought them home so my brother, sister and I teamed up to give them a bath. With L'Occitane shampoo no less..... they smell great now! We tried to blow dry Joberg with my hair dryer, she really hated it and I ended up getting very badly scratched... I couldn't get mad at her....

Skitso of course was very upset when they first came home. I don't blame her. This house is her territory. But she is slowly getting used to seeing them here.

There is also something I would like to highlight here. If you can, please adopt a cat from PAWS. They are abandoned animals whose only hope of a better life than being in cages in someone like you reading this now coming over and taking one home. Another very sad fact is that many cats and kittens are put down because no one wants them. Honestly, I don't think they are that hard to look after and it is very rewarding to see their little personalities coming through. Also, when you take them from PAWS, they have already been dewormed and neutered which I know can cost almost 300 ringgit to do at a vet. And to take them home, you only need to make a donation of 50 ringgit per cat.

I have great admiration for the people who work at PAWS. To do their job, they have to love animals, but because they do, I'm sure their hearts are broken many times over when they have to make they painful decision of putting animals to sleep (forever!) cause no one wants them. I could NEVER do their job. I would end up having to take anti depressants.

If you can't take an animal home, please make a donation. Old newspapers to line they cages, gloves so they can clean the place, cleaning liquids, toys for the animals to play with... anything will be a great help....

And all pet owners out there, please neuter you cats. If you want more cats, just go to PAWS. Plenty there!