Friday, November 30, 2012

Go Beach Nikoi Island!

In between in the madness of gigging, preparing of album, and managing my business,
i found free time oh precious free time to rest!

No work, no worries, no cellphone,
just 2 days of pure relaxation and indulgence for all senses.

Welcome to Nikoi Island (: 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thank God It's Singtel... In BANGKOK!

A few months ago, the virgin tv-host me interviewed The Wanted...

Next thing i know i was off to Bangkok for my first ever travel-hosting experience!!!

I felt like i was swept on a whirlwind of action over the 3 days in bkk,
thank god for SingTel Bridge DataRoam,
i was able to share my moments on all my social media platforms,
else i would have totally forgotten what had happened over those 3 crazy days!

Watch the webisode here!

Say hello to my adorable travel partner, Joanne Marie-Sim!
She's been hosting TGIS for a while and it was really a joy having her around to kill time, 
especially in between scenes when we are waiting for the cameras to set up! 

DAY 1 began with an early morning flight to destination Bangkok!
Took a ride to our hotel upon touchdown!

And helllooo to my comfy bed at Aloft Hotel!

Comfort food next to fuel the rest of our hectic day at shoot! 
Though i was kinda disappointed it wasn't the same 
tom yum goong and mango sticky rice i had at the old suan lum market...

Post-meal, all made-up and ready to go!

Some highlights of the trip 
You'll probably see more footages on the show
but here are some of my fav moments during the 3 crazydays!

Khao San Street-market
The last time i was in bangkok was for work as well,
but i made sure i had the chance to hit the streets because seriously,
Bangkok is all about the street-side coconut ice-cream, teh-tarik and cheap eats/buys!!!

I was at the all-famous Chatuchak market the previous time, 
and this time, we took a stroll down Khao San Road! 

Welcome to Khao San, 
ang moh paradise ala Holland Village in Singapore.. 

I posted our picture on fb while making my way through the busy streets of Khao San,
and received a recommendation from a friend to make fake IDs!
so i continued along the streets to find... this!
hahah amazing!

Bargaining can sometimes really be a pain in the ass,
and i was surprised to find the Google Translate app so easy to use! 
All i did was to speak into the phone what i wanted to say, 
and it was translated into Thai almost instantly! 

Some shots taken along the streets.. 

RCA Go-karting
It was my 2nd time go-karting, first being when i was 12?
So it was fun to kart now that i'm actually a licensed driver, 
i knew how to test my speed limits!

The production crew member mounted some cameras on the kart
to capture our excited and adrenaline-filled faces haha

I must be the smallest-sized driver ever.
The suit could fit 2 of me, both horizontally and vertically, i swear!

Alright, maybe it's not so bad? Karting chick much? lol
Come on everyone looks cool with a helmet!

All set and ready to go! 
Excuse our oily-matted hair, we needed to put on shower caps 
beneath the filthy helmets doused in thousands of karters' sweat.

Yeah all pumped-up!

I admit i didn't dare to bump into others fearing we'll all crash spectacularly, F1 style, 
but later Leonard knocked into me and it was really like a bumper-car ride! 
I forgot i was actually driving at less than 50kmph hahaa oops..
Go-karting, success!

GraveYard Dining
I really don't like to mess with the netherworld,
so this task was particularly creepy to me.
In auntie fashion, i was prepared with my own spiritual protection,
the crew also prayed to pay respects and avoid stepping on "anyones' toes".

The street-side dining area was actually a wall apart from the graveyard,
but we had to take a scene WITHIN the graveyard.
It was a path laid with grand tombstones on the sides,
i didn't really dare to see them, i just kept talking to joanne,
we were even saying funny ghost stories to distract each other.

Both relieved to make out of that graveyard alive,
we proceeded to a wall apart for a superb meal!
Despite the dirty location with huge geckos on the wall,
this was really my best meal in bangkok for the trip!

Evidently, the roasted chicken wings were fab...

Bugs are nutritious, so they say..
I chewed a freaking maggot/silkworm/idontcarewassitcalledit'sGROSS
and i ain't proud of it. 

It was this harmless-looking roadside stall,
and we decided to make a go for the out-of-the-ordinary. 
Afterall, what's a travel documentary without some fear-factor eating challenge?

How about a platter for your gustatory pleasure?
 How much would it take for you to eat something like this?

Ok, these kinda looked like cockroaches,
they were the length of my finger,
and i was later told they are actually insects found in the water.. 
Whatever they are, i will not for the life of me put this thing in my mouth!!!

I think these are crickets, i'm not sure..
but no, still not for me...
ok maybe a million dollars will seal the deal..

I picked.. these. 
They are the least gross in my opinion, and honestly, they looked crunchy....
until i took a bite and was traumatized for the rest of the night 
because it turned out to be disgustingly chewy and soft!!!!

So grossed out i couldn't have supper happily like the rest at the end of the night, 
cos i couldn't get rid of that feeling in the mouth!! 

Most of my pictures were taken and edited on instagram, 
then instantly shared on my social media platforms!
No i didn't use data roaming (that would've costed me a bomb), 
i was using SingTel Bridge DataRoam applied with My SingTel Account app,
and it costs only $15/day for unlimited usage! 

I admit i'm pretty much a social media slave and SingTel Bridge DataRoam
allowed me stay socially connected, sharing moments while on the road!
Being connected also made our BKK trip a breeze 
(e.g Google translate for easier communication, google maps for easier navigation) 
Best of all, i received plenty of 'live' recommendations from my social network on facebook 
when i posted our photo at Khao San! 
Those great recommendations saved me plenty of trouble on researching beforehand,
a great plus for busy city people like us who doesn't have time for much planning! 

Travelling soon? Apply now, it's really easy! 
To set up Singtel Bridge DataRoam in SG using My SingTel Account app, 
Download My SingTel Account app
Find out more about Bridge DataRoam here:

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Get Set, 就走!Photoshoot Behind-the-Scenes PART II - THE CARPARK SCENE

Get Set, 就走!Photoshoot Behind-the-Scenes PART II...
i was brought to the a rooftop carpark.

Very pampered by my stylist Chin and hairstylist Evande.
Wardrobe courtesy of Agnes B and Dr Martens!

I had a superman cape and had to twirl around the carpark,
while maintaing a cool expression on my face. 
Modelling ain't easy yo.

Next was the railing shots.
I gotta thank Micky Wong my photographer for risking his life for the perfect shot, 
really admired his professionalism at work! 
And mind you the chair he was stepping on was spoilt..

The shoot continued late into the night..

I actually changed into another set of outfit, 
but we gave up because the lighting was just not suitable..

I have to say i'm in love with the end product :) 
You can find these shots in my EP!

Can't wait for my next album shoot!! 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Get Set, 就走!Photoshoot Behind-the-Scenes PART I - THE BEDROOM SCENE

Preparing for an EP photoshoot is like preparing for a wedding shoot,
there's simply too many things for a girl to do!!

I'm going to go into bimbo-mode, i swear it's tough being a girl.
Thanks to all my sponsors i got it easier!

Weeks before the shoot,
I had a hair makeover by my awesome hairstylist Evande from Shunji Ion,

I sat in the salon for an entire afternoon, 
and did everything i could possibly do with my hair; 
cut, colour, treatment, perm, wash, blow dry!!

My first time perming, and it was a rather conjested feeling hahaha

Days before a pampering mani/pedi session at Manicurious, 

I was so afraid of any form of facial breakouts,
i made sure i had my face soaked in nourishing mask-goodness every single night before sleeping,
i think it worked!

I also did some research on how to reduce bloatedness in the morning, 
so this was what i had on the morning of the shoot -
oatmeal cookies, green tea & banana! 
I have no idea how whether it worked but i was also told black coffee helps! 

Location - The very chic boutique Kam Leng Hotel
My wardrobe assistant diligently steaming away...

 The makeup begins with the magic hands of 
Ros my makeup artiste & evande my hairstylist!

The mess before the proper shoot began..

Here's Chin my stylist with Micky my photographer, 
discussing about the art direction before the shoot...

Little and Daphne from my PR company LIKES COMMUNICATION, 
standing in as DJs, blasting my song away to create the right mood!! 

Surveying the battleground..
First shoot location of the day - On the bed!! 

Chin's teaching me how to give a puzzled out-of-bed 
GET SET 就走 look! 

More tutorials? hahaha
sexy much!!

Getting ready for my first ever bed scene...

Cameras.. GET SET, go!

Yea now you know, i wasn't naked! 

One of the unrevealed footages..
i honestly loved this outfit!