Wednesday, October 08, 2008

My Best Friend's Wedding

10years ago (i think abt tat many years), a bunch of us innocent, wide-eyed girls in nurse-like uniforms headed to the cinema eagerly in anticipation of dear Julia Roberts' come-back movie of the year - My Best Friend's Wedding! N we emerged wide-grinned and happy, gushing abt how romantic and wonderful the film was, how cute the songs r, and the feeling of marrying off ur best friend, that muz be fantastic! Of cos, then we were still the nubile freshies, juz started our teenage years in Secondary School... Who would have though that 10 years down the road, all of us have grown up into mature young ladies, full of confidence, career and changed mentality. N on the course of the morphing, some nice lads entered into some of our lives, and eventually led to our own - My Best Friend's Wedding!!!

1mth 1day ago, one of my best friend - Seowling, got married, the 1st in our group! Of cos All of us were so excited and gancheong for her!! 1st of our group, we did our best to assist her in the preparation and almost got ourselves gancheong as well, cos well for those who know her, she's so damn laidback n nonchalant that sometimes u juz feel nervous for her!!! But well, alls well ends well! Eventually, after several hiccups, nervous planning and such, the wedding was smoothly held on Sept 6 2008!

Cindy n I were chosen to be her entourage (aka jie mei). But well, there was no sabotaging of the groom n such, so we were there juz to accompany her, support her n psyche her up! UP early in the morning at 630am, we proceeded to her house by 7am to witness the transformation from plain Seowling to the bride to be. Now I know how tiring it is for the bride! The whole transformation took almost 2hrs!!! From basic makeup to more makeup to final touch up, then hairdo n change of clothes, wa biangz, so damn tiring! N All these juz for a day's worth of being a bride!! What a price to pay!

In the process of transformation

Done! Hair and makeup

Happy version!!

Us with corsages!! Nice NIce

N of cos, photogs n videographers ard, hunting ur e'ry move, n capturing ur e'ry moment! N Not to forget, posing n acting for the camera! Yes, all those photos u see, alot of them r deliberately posed for the tiring! N this photog ALWAYS request for at least 2 versions of poses - Normal, and Happy version, Happy version being cutesy with the 'V' sign. So Duh! So thr'out the day, we'll hear 开心版,开心版. Aiyoyo! Then the videographer, alwz gota wait for him to be in position b4 carrying out certain actions so that he can CAPTURE THE MOMENT!! hahaha

More Happy version with the bride!!
On ur knees now!! The groom n bride

Oh, we left our heartfelt messages on the video, hope Seow gets to watch it!! Haha, wonder how we look and sound on tv man.. I think it'll b terrible, like so unnatural hahah...
Then it was off to church (ok we were late for 1hr hahaha), n the church procession blah blah (sorie, not christian, so it was rather boring for me, but hey have to respect them).. Then lunch reception n tea ceremony. Not to forget the throwing of the bouquet!!! Of cos NO ONE wants to catch it!! Yes, those movies r FAKE!!! Where got pple so enthu abt catching the flower, we NEVER see that happening!! Haha, e'ryone juz stood there for the effect but NO ONE wanted to touch it!!! So whole thing is a set up!! Haha, obviously the one person who will be getting married is tasked with catching the flower!! N tat's DANLIN!! Hehe...

Group Photo Happy version
Bigger group!

Catch catch!!! Haha Danlin got it in the end, after much persuasion

After 1 whole morning of marriage stuff, it's time for us to take a break n head back to home for a short nappy b4 the dinner begins! Yes, dinner is when I"LL SHINE!!! Haha cos i'm the selected Emcee for the event! Yes, my 1st time is given to Ah SEow! For the benefit of her wedding!! kkeke..

Had to be at the hotel by 6pm for the briefing and testing of the mikes n stuff. Again, ah seow has to prep for the make up n stuff, looking ever so damn tired. Really so tiring to be a bride man! I hope i don hv to go thr all those in future keke...

My partner is Song tai, whom some of our grp says bare a close resemblance to our dear Ryan.. Maybe he's there to remind us of Ryan's absence hahaha...

It's also nice to see all our grp of frens again, aft quite a long time... Our table was the loudest n craziest of the night man hahaha... N of cos, alot of camwhoring happening with 4-5 cameras whipping out at the same time, taking loads of photos with different crazy poses (like the 1-7 poses, or Happy version) N of the food n cheers!
Wedding gifts, each gets 1 only, not a set!!

Our table minus Cindy


Start of camwhoring! OUr table

Back to my 1st time, being an emcee can b quite daunting, what with all those lengthy scripts n words to read out, but once u'r up there, it juz seems like normal. Of cos, scripts r hand written and of cos, alot of times, I skipped a whole chunk of words ahahaha... We'r not the star of the night!! WE juz facilitate the entrance of the couple n the smooth running of the whole event! I think i did quite an ok job, of cos with loads of room for improvements! FYI, i was the Chinese Emcee. Ok, any other weddings requiring emcee? I MAY offer my service depending on our relationship n monetary rewards!! Hahah

My emcee Song tai n Me

Walking down the aisle. Splendid in REd!!!

Cin n I with our bear bear

Cin, JJ n ME. It's JJ Tan not JJ Lin

Cin, qiuping n ME

Tho tired, but ah seow looked splendid thr'out!! Haha, now we all know that she's blessed with a good figure ok (有料之人) haha... Yes, cindy was talking abt it ever since the wedding photoshoot! Ya she's juz jealous wahahhaha!!!

Show ur bear!! Table photo with the couple!

Me n bride. FYI, this dress is tailor-made in China!!! I thought of Seow's wedding whn i made it

N the night ended at the stroke of 11pm. WEnt home, washed up, slept and the next morning I had to fly to Sydney for my work! Hahah Xiong ar!! While our dear Ah Seow zipped of to her 1mth long honeymoon in Europe 2days later..So Shiok!!!
Oh shit, forgot to mention, the groom is Aloysius Low, but we call him Aloy haha.. So here's to the married couple Mr n Mrs Low, happy marriage, and procreate soon!!! Hahah

Sunday, October 05, 2008

I'm back! Missing in Action for quite some time, no thanks to my jetsetting life -- Sydney for 2 weeks, followed by 2wks in Bangkok 1day later. So no time to update my blog man. For those out there, Yes i'm still alive and NOT shutting this blog down! Gimme some time man, I need inspiration to write!

So what's a better way to welcome me back than A FASHION SHOW!!! Alex Perry Collection Launch is only the beginning of MORE to come! I"m onto my 2nd fashion show man!

The official Invite!!

I was invited to Fall In Love with Banana Republic on 4th Oct, the day after my plane landed back in Singapore. So uber excited!! Armed with my lovely invitation card, and my best kaki - Cindy, we sashayed to Paragon Atrium, awaiting for the start of the Fashion Show!!

The runway!

Fashionista?? Haha crowd at the fashion show

Us pretty gals! Taken by the photographer...

Me by the runway. Nope didnt walk down it tho...

Of cos, what is fashion show without the chic chic set up, people, food and fashion! Pre-show finger food was served while all guests were seated. There were champagne, tarts, brownies, macaroons and of cos PEOPLE!! We seated ourselves in the front row, right next to the T-stage (aka runway) to get up close and personal to the fashion and models keke...

The food served! Champagne n nice nice crab tarts!!

After half hour of waiting and munching on the Bakerzin food (yes, e'rything is Bakerzin keke), the show finally begun!!! Models started to strut their stuff at the start of the music, wearing the latest fall/winter collection of Banana Republic. Some were beautiful, some were cute, some were so-so, some were stoic, n one particular was just modelesque!! It goes to show, models are human too hahaha don't expect ALL of them to be divine man...

And the show begins!!

Even kids are so fashion savvy!!!!

The only better looking male model. The rest, let's juz say stick to the ladies...

My fav model out there!! She juz has tat X factor & zest! N best walk!

So u may wonder, m I a Banana Republic fanatic, hence the invitation to their fashion show?? Well, NONONO!! Fashion show is a fashion show is a fashion show.. It's just a show! U don't have obligations to buy their products to be able to sit below and watch the fashion! I'm juz priviledged!! Hahah to have subscribed to one of the fashion magazines... So who knows, it's the beginning of more to come?? I can get used to it! It's a nice feeling! N FYI, we were photographed by the photographer, and who knows, we MAY end up appearing in the mag, with our names printed!!!

Just an update, I juz came back from Bangkok, and YES, damage was done! Kekek, it was >1yr ago since i went BKK to shop! Satisfied! Next up, I'll be jetting off to Rayong (a place where birds don't lay eggs, a chinese saying) for 2weeks, on the coming Sun. So i'll NOT be ard to update my blog.

Oh, just decided to blog abt this that I saw on the bus this aftnn. A chinese national lady, was shooting herself using her HP repeatedly (aka zi pai in chinese). For what reasons, I can only guess to see how she looks like in her hairdo! I hate it when pple do such a thing. Like nth better to do than to snap shoot ursef. N this case is even weirder!! She was in the bus, with quite a number of pple, n there she was sitting there, shooting herself over and over again. Changing her hairdo (i.e. parting of hair) and re-shooting again wah simply cannot take it!!!!! What's up with pple who love the idea of self shooting?? I understand if circumstances make it impossible for pple to shoot for u, but sometimes, pple juz do it cos they feel like it! In a bus, also can self shoot! Sometimes, there r pple ard, but still these pple choose to self-shoot.. Cannot stand it. And sometimes those impossibly cutesy pose n facial expression wah CANNOT TAKE IT!!!
Frens out there, hope u all enjoyed the Sydney photos! Had a really great time in Sydney, visitin Blue Mountain (did hiking and trekking thr'out my day trip there), harbour bridge, botanic garden, fish market & the city & the bondi coastal walk which took abt 1.5hrs!! Cool place
Until next time... DS sign off~!