My Story Behind FIQS

Behind every fantastic travel, is a great pair of shoes, or two pairs, perhaps five pairs, you never know. In other word, every step of my travel is indeed a soleful one. I love them both, shoes and travelling, yet in each mile I travel, I faced either the potentially worn out shoes or ‘my feet are killing me’ moments. I resorted to carry extra shoes or slippers around, which proved to be tedious and inconvenient. There is no way I go barefoot after clubbing, shopping or sightseeing. This got me thinking, how do I go around looking good in my heels yet able to get comfortable conveniently should the heels began to feel unbearable? It was when I am in my last semester of University that I began to sketch out my thoughts and idea. Other than practical, compact and light to fit any handbags, I realized the shoes I really need cannot be too thin or it will be painful to walk in on rough or hot surfaced roads and paths, especially after all the sores from wearing high heels. Then the sole must be sufficient of soft and durable materials to cushion the feet for perfect comfort. Of course, I need to look good in it too! I have created a new foldable shoes and I fondly named it, Fiqs.

 

I started it off all by myself, and thankfully, with wonderful support and advices from people around me. What would I do without them? The first phase of Fiqs included tons of research, reading, factory sourcing and brainstorming. From factory hopping to understanding manufacturing processes; from trying out samples after samples to material choices – I am determined to make Fiqs the shoes with my standard of quality.

 

Leather being part of Fiqs’ design, the choice of leather is extremely important in perfecting Fiqs. I was present at each step of the production, beginning from the process of choosing the types of leather and the many different colors. A long line of samples and testing produced the final and marvelous outcome – the fully leathered Fiqs. Yes, I meant the whole shoes! The upper part of the shoes is made of finished leather, aniline leather is used to lined the inner sole and the outer sole is made of top grained leather. In addition to Fiqs’ features, now it is not only light, compact, flexible, comfortable and beautiful, but long lasting as well. Yes, Fiqs definitely have many walks in them.

 

There are great many wonders you can expect from Fiqs, why don’t you experience them first hand today at www.fiqs.co!

 

FIQS HK

 

FIQS HK3

 

FIQS HK2

 

Pictures was taken in Hong Kong.

 

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XOXO

Infrared Sauna

Hello!


Have you guys heard of infrared sauna? Yes, INFRARED sauna! Things are getting more high-tech these days and I got to experience it last week! When I first heard about it, the first thing that came through my mind is, if this is safe? Don’t worry guys, it’s nothing like ultraviolet radiation (which gives you a sunburn and damages your skin) or atomic radiation (the kind from a nuclear bomb). When two people comes close to each other, they give out warmth right? That’s infrared. Our bodies radiate infrared energy out through 3 ~ 50 microns. Our palms emit infrared energy at at between 8 ~ 14 microns. Hence, palm healing was used as healing properties in China, India and Finland thousands of years ago. Today, the Infrared Thermal Systems are used by medical practitioners. Panels that produce similar infrared rays are used in hospitals to warm newborn babies. Infrared Thermal System has been tested and found to be free of such so-called “toxic” electromagnetic fields. The Swedish National Institute of Radiation Protection has concluded that the heaters in Infrared Thermal System are not dangerous. YAYYYYYY!




Infrared sauna is not as hot as the conventional sauna because 80% of the infrared energy is directly converted to heat within our bodies making it much greater depth and more efficiently. The energy output is primarily used to convert energy directly to heat in us and not to create excessively hot air which only heats the skin superficially. Due to this, it was actually easier to breathe and much comfortable. Not only that, I was able to read magazines and play with my phone. It was relaxing!




Infrared sauna also induce up to 2 – 3 times the sweat volume than a conventional sauna. Within 10 minutes, I was already drenched with sweat! My 30 minute session in the sauna, I burned about 900 calories that is equivalent to  9KM run. In a single session? Impressive huh. This Infrared Thermal System play a pivotal role in both weight control and cardiovascular conditioning. This would be valuable for those who don’t exercise and those who can’t exercise (those who are on a wheelchair and etc) and yet want an effective weight control and fitness maintenance program and the benefits of a regular exercise.


There are many health benefits attributed to infrared rays. These are the list of results by Dr. Yamajaki;

  • Burns: relieves pain and decreases healing time, with less scarring
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Low Blood pressure
  • Brain Damage: accelerated repair in brain contusions
  • Short-term memory improved
  • Cancer of the tongue reversed
  • Toxic Electromagnetic Fields: effects neutralized
  • Cerebral Hemorrhages
  • Auto Accident: related soft tissue injury
  • Arthritis
  • Gouty Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis


It also helps for someone like me who has skin conditions. It is reported that eczema and psoriasis to have responded extremely well to infrared treatments. Scars and pain from burns or wounds are decreased in severity and extent. People who have acne problems, 3 or 4 treatments may open up their pores that have not functioning in years. It even work on keloids! It may be softened gradually by use of infrared systems.


Lastly, the one thing that I’ve always looking for solution to this problem, and infrared system is the answer to it! Getting rid off my cellulite! Cellulite is a gel-like substance made up of fat, water and wastes, which are trapped in pockets below the skin. An Infrared Thermal System can assist this condition, as profuse swearing helps clear this form of unwanted debris from the body. Due to at least twice the depth of heat penetration into cellulite combined up to 10 times the level of heating in these tissues, an Infra Therapist System can be significantly more effective than any conventional sauna.


With all the benefits of infrared rays, I don’t see why I shouldn’t do this regularly. On top of that, the price for one session is very reasonable and they have packages which gives you even better deal.

To experience the infrared sauna, click on the widget below to make your purchase…


XOXO



A Hammam Spa Treatment For The Best Friend

Hello!


Few weeks ago, I decided to bring my best friend, Aliana for a spa treatment in Hammam. She is 8 months pregnant now and I thought that it would be great if I could bring her somewhere that could help her unwind her and relax. Hammam would be the perfect idea since they also provide pre-natal service to those who are expecting. So. just what is Hammam? (If you’re wondering.. lol)


Hammam is a  Moroccan version of the Turkish Bath. The word ”Hammam” means ‘Spreader of Warmth’ in Arabic and has its origins deep in ancient Greek-Roman bathhouse culture. It’s a practice which has charmed and influenced thousands from different cultures throughout history. Since its inception, the Hammam has been a gathering place, to relax, socialise, build connections, even to do business, and to celebrate life events like bridal parties, baby showers and birthdays.”


I’ve heard of this place quite some time ago when I was in Publika and I’ve always been curious and wanted to try. Initially, I wanted to treat and bring my mom here, but ever since I went with Aliana, okay, the thought of bringing my mom to this kind of place is a big NO NO! I ain’t gonna see my momma naked in front of me!!!! Let me tell you about my Hammam experience.


It was the first time for the both of us, she didn’t know that this place existed until I mentioned to her about it. And boy, was I excited! Getting my body scrubbed! Hah! I bought the “Hammam & Gommage” and the “Aromatic Massage” package respectively for the both of us. You can click on this link here to see what packages they have to offer according to your Hammam needs. lol. “Hammam & Gommage” is their popular signature spa treatment that detoxifies, steams and purifies our body. Traditional Moroccan Black Soap are applied on our body by trained Hammam Therapists that prepares our skin for a vigorous exfoliating scrub from head to toe, with the skilful use of a traditional Hammam glove. Feel your cares melt away as your skin is gently sloughed of impurities as you are rinsed from head to toe, by bucket after bucket of delicious water.


If you’ve been to Publika, you would have never thought that such place like this existed. Publika is like any other conventional malls, except that it is full with hip cafes and trendy restaurants that attracts the younger generation. Hammam is located above the heart of Publika. We were awed by the lovely tiled space in the Moroccan styled architecture. It was simply beautiful and breathtaking. The atmosphere and the idea of a mall could suddenly change into a relax and tranquillizing place. The experience began in a lovely changing room where we were asked to strip, left nothing on our bodies except our disposable undergarment accompanied with the wrap of a robe. Then we continued our journey by proceeding to a room that felt like a cave because it was warm in a dome shape ceiling with three marble beds. We took off our robes and our undergarments later to commence the rubbing session. It felt awkward having someone showering and scrubbing you while you’re naked, but after a while, you kinda enjoy it! lol. I felt like a queen for a moment. It was slightly painful as the therapist scrubbed  all my dead skin away because it felt as if like my skin was peeling off. I could see the dead skin covering all over the marble bed as she scrubbed more and more, as it was still painful for me, I told myself to hang in there for a little while more. Aliana was enjoying every bit of her time there and suggested that this should be our routine once a month!


After approximately 45 minutes of scrubbing, showering and being hair washed by the therapists, we were wiped and wrapped with a robe and were guided to a lounge. We were then served with a sweet Moroccan tea accompanied with a plate of baklava. The fact that we were scrubbed at every inch of our body and soul (lol!), we have never felt so clean. Our skin is  smoother than ever.


We ended our spa journey with a 60-minutes aromatic massage by using a blend of precious Argan oil to release all tension with the combination of deep pressure applied and long rhythmic, gentle strokes at specific points. It was soooo good, it relaxes and soothes my body,mind and soul. It was such a stimulating and vitalizing experience that we would definitely come again. Why don’t you give it a try?










XOXO

Jawbone UP

Hello!


I’ve always wanted to post this up, but I didn’t had the time to do it. I got my Jawbone about a year ago when my fiancé got it for me from London, and now, it came out with a newer version, Jawbone UP24. I hope I’m not too late to write this post.


Jawbone UP is a fitness wristband that tracks the user’s steps and sleep. It syncs with Jawbone app via the head-phone jack and transmits all the data gathered from the Jawbone UP. The app show users progression of their steps and sleep statistics on their phones. The app can also be used to track workouts, calorie intake and more. I wear my Jawbone all the time, removing it only when I need to sync it and when I shower (although it is waterproof).


It calculates my steps, how far I’ve walked and how many calories I burnt. It is really useful when I’m overseas, because I walk a lot, like probably 15,000 steps which is about 8.5km. Here in KL? Hmm. I roughly walked about 3,000 steps. It’s not wise to walk here and I prefer driving. I can give a lot more reasons why but people just don’t walk here but I’m not going to as you all know most of them. LOL.


When I want to workout, I press the button twice to enable timed-activity mode. This allows the Jawbone UP to track my performance within the time limit that I set. To end the workout, I just have to press the button again. In addition, timed-activity mode is also good for band calibration to ensure better accuracy when reading and taking your steps progression. When I sleep, I press the button longer till it turn to sleep mode. It can read how well I slept the night before, whether I was in deep sleep and how many times I woke up. It’s pretty accurate I must say. Every time the band is synced, the app will let me know the goals and tips whether I need more sleep or  exercise to keep fit.


Have you ever wonder how it works? I was curious myself and did a lil reading. In this strip of rubber, there is an electronic component that includes a lithium-ion battery, a motion sensor and a vibration motor. The motion sensor detects changes in acceleration. Acceleration has two components: speed and direction. If an objection in motion experiences a change in either speed or direction, it has a change in acceleration. Motion sensors detect these changes through tiny electromechanical elements. Geddit?


In the app, it also display my fiancé’s data so that I can track his progress too! The app has a food diary feature that lets me enter my meals during the day as well so that I can see if I am burning more calories than I am consuming.

With all the information shown on the app, it provides me insights that can help me make decisions to feel my best and further motivate me to do better. I love my Jawbone UP.










Photographs by Huss Zulkifli

Taken in London.

XOXO


Happy valentines day 2014!

Hello & Happy Valentines day from London!


What did you do on valentines day?


Besides sending roses to your love ones, chocolates are also the one of common things people give as a gift. Personalised chocolates are even more special and meaningful, don’t you think? And for this valentines, I went to M&Ms world London and got it made specially for my fiancé. How cool is that?!



M&Ms World is located at Leicester Square, right in the heart of Central London. It’s 4 floors filled with chocolates, toys, clothes and exclusive goodies. It is the world’s largest candy store in the world covering 35,000 square metres.



The bright colorful store accompanied with it’s special chocolate scent brings joy to customers and attracts kids. Being a kid myself, I was attracted to their huge glass cylinders filled with M&Ms in a multitude of colors. I was mesmerized. Going crazy over choices of colours and what not.


If you’re a big fan of M&Ms, this is heaven for you right here.

There are plenty of cool M&Ms merchandise that you can get here but mind you, it’s quite expensive.


The personalised M&Ms booth are a floor below, when we got there, we were directed by the happy and uber friendly staff to the machine and keyed in whatever we want on the M&Ms. There are 4 different categories of clipart pictures or words to choose from. I decided on 2 clipart pictures, my name and his name.


After payment was made, I filled up my tub with the variety of colours I want available in store. I wish I could empty each and every cylinder in store. Talk about being greedy. LOL!



Once the tub was filled with colourful M&Ms, I was required to press a giant green button where the process take place and boy, I felt like a little kid following instructions and procedures.


Within minutes, the personalized M&Ms was ready. I got me thinking though, “how can the machine tell the difference on which side the message to be printed so that it won’t overlap the ‘m’ letter. Right? I guess the machine has its magical ways to work wonders.


Voilà! My personalised M&Ms for him on this Valentine’s day!


XOXO

JUICIEST BURGER I’VE EVER TASTED!

Hello!


There are several times when me and my fiancé passed by this burger restaurant, we noticed that people were queuing without fail. Me being me,  the temptation and curiosity of trying the burgers increases every time we passed by! I mean, a restaurant that is constantly swarmed with people, it got me thinking: that burger must be damn good right? The thought of it was in my mind since my last trip here, last year. I didn’t get the chance to give it a try.


Few days ago, we’re back here and passed by that restaurant again, and boy, still! people were queuing! I told my fiancé that we HAVE to try! So finally, we took the plunge, we were in line with those people yesterday. Haha!



We waited about 35 minutes, it was freezing cold (5°C) and windy. But we still waited till it was our turn. THIS BURGER BETTER BE GOOD!!!


Patty & Bun is the name of the restaurant, it’s located at;

54, James St London W1U 1HE.

Just about 3 minutes walk from Bond Street Station.


It’s a small restaurant, hence they don’t take any reservation and they don’t take for 10 pax and above. It’s first come first serve basis.



After all that wait and shivering, we were seated and already feeling hungry. Let’s see if it’s worth the wait.


He ordered:

‘Ari Gold’ Cheeseburger – beef patty, cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickled onions, ketchup, Smokey P&B mayo, brioche. £7.50


Omaigod. I’m already drooling.


I had:

‘Smokey Robinson’ burger – Beef patty, cheese, tomato, lettuce, mounds of caramelised onions, ketchup, Smokey P&B mayo, brioche. £8.50.



IT IS THE JUICIEST BURGER EVER!!!

Even my fiancé who is a fan of burgers, couldn’t agree more!

You know what, it was so good that I don’t mind queuing again. I’m the type of person who rarely finish my meal whenever we eat outside and always had to make it to go. Surprisingly, I actually finished it. Burger that size, usually will taste ‘jelak’ half way, but this one, was PERFECT! And it wasn’t dry like any other burger out there. Burger bakar? Nigga please. It was cooked medium rare which make it JUICYYYYYYYYY BABEYHHHHH!


Man, I don’t mind having one now as we speak!


And oh, we also ordered sides, which was ‘Winger Winger Chicken Dinner’. Smoked confit wings with BBQ sauce and spring onions £5.50.


It was also good, the sauce was thick and creamy. (Blurred picture coz we couldn’t wait any longer!)



After I finished my burger, I actually can take one more. Can you believe it? But I decided not to because I’ve been eating TOO much the moment I arrived London. All I did was eat and be a potato couch. Dammit! I don’t know if it’s the weather or I simply love to eat. haha


We didn’t really get to snap pictures inside of the restaurant because we were kinda hungry that we ordered our meals the moment we sat down. Secondly, we were cramped between other customers and our layers of coats. Lastly, this kind of small restaurant with people queuing for it, you basically have to leave ASAP after you’re done. Eat & Go.


We will definitely go again and try the rest that is on the menu like the ‘Lambshank Redemption’ burger.


My oh my.


I ate so much that I feel guilty and went for a jog the next day. 30 minutes later, I went back home coz I was freezing to death. Haha.


XOXO

2014 The Year of Horse

Hello!




Gong Xi Fa Cai!


 We welcome the start of  the year of wooden horse! Chinese zodiac consist of 12-year of cycle animals and the horse is one of it. Wood , metal, fire, water and earth are the elements that these animals interact with. 2014, is the year of wooden horse and the end of water snake year.


It is said by some astrologers that this year will be a fast full year of conflicts and who see wood as providing fuel for the energetic horse. People that were born in the year of horse are said to be animated, active and energetic. They love being in a crowd, they are quick to learn, independent and they have a straightforward and positive attitude towards life. They are known for their communication skills and are exceedingly witty.



Horses are also stubborn. They are usually impatient and hot blooded about everything other than their daily work. They are independent and rarely listen to advice. Failure may result in pessimism. They usually have strong endurance but with bad temper.  Due to a lack of budgetary efficiency, they are not good with matters of finance. Haha.



Fortune Foretelling in 2014

Career: Horse people are easily offended this year even for trifles, and seem not to keep a harmonious relationship with colleagues. Sometimes they doubt themselves too much, leading to a gradual loss of confidence. When finishing a task, they seek confirmation again and again from people around them. In this case, it is suggested to be confident and talk more to family instead of complaining to colleagues. Just keep a low profile, get along well with your boss and be careful of tricks by mean people and then achievements in your job will come.



Wealth: Their financial fortune will be unstable in 2014. It seems that there will be much unexpected cost. Thus to make ends meet comes first When managing money matters, they should consider accepting others’ suggestion. It is necessary to be careful to make any investment. Businesspeople should make a full scheme before making a large amount of investment, because the market will be changeable in the year.


Relationships: The fortune in love life for horse people will be just so-so. If they would like to get married in the year, it is strongly suggested to select an auspicious date according to the dates of birth of the bride and the bridegroom, or they will suffer a lot in marriage. Singles may meet several people that they have feelings for, but none of them are doomed to be their Mr./Ms. Right. If faced with a dilemma, they’d better refer to the idea or suggestion of their relatives and friends. Husband and wife will argue a lot in the year; a focus on communication and mutual understanding can avoid it. For all lovers, mutual trust is the secret for an everlasting relationship.



Health: As they offend “Taisui” this year, they may suffer some discomforts. Some insidious diseases like dermatosis may happen. To avoid that, they’d better have a full physical examination. Besides, they also need to be careful to avoid unexpected injuries by knives and others sharp items. Females should pay attention to problem in urinary system and males need to care more about their stomach. Adjusting their emotions and traveling outside will help with their health as well. They also need to remember not to eat too much for each meal.



Resources were taken from www.travelchinaguide.com. If you wanna read about other Chinese zodiac, do visit that website.


Photos by Huss Zulkifli


Special thanks to The Royal Flush Restaurant in Ara Damansara for allowing us using their restaurant for the shoot!



GONG HEI FATT CHOI!

HUAT AH!!!

XOXO

A day in China Town, Kuala Lumpur

Hello!

 

Did I ever tell you that I am blessed to have a fiancé that takes amazing photos? I’m always amazed by his work. I even call myself lucky that we’re able to work together. We do photo shoots from time to time, learning new things together, just me and him.

 

Few weeks ago, we decided to do a combination of street and fashion photography in China Town, Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur. We took the LRT and stopped at the Pasar Seni station because it’s rather more convenient than to find a parking spot. Petaling street is just a walking distance from the station, so it’s easy. And besides, you get to see more things when you walk. But always be aware with your surroundings, especially when you carry a handbag. There’s always cases where motorcyclist snatch your handbag or even your mobile phone (while you are busy talking on the phone). My advise is to walk the opposite direction of the traffic. That way you can see what’s approaching you.

I don’t mean to scare you by telling all this. Just be alert.

 

 

In china town, there’s a variety of stuff from imitation goods to street food. You can get LV bags, Fendi shades or even Tory Burch shoes at a very cheap price when you bargain your way through. Most street food here are non halal, so we cannot tell you if it’s great or not. But one thing you cannot miss when you do come here, is the ‘air mata kucing’. Its da BOMB I’m telling you!

 

What is ‘air mata kucing’? It’s a drink that is made of winter melon (tong kua), monk fruit (lo han kor), dried longan and sugar. You can either have it cold or warm. I like it cold to quench my thirst in this hot sunny weather.


Petaling street is a tourist spot, so it can be really crowded here sometimes.

 

One thing in Malaysia, drivers don’t stop even when you’re on a zebra crossing. Even if the traffic light is green for you to walk, you still need to look left and right before you cross. Crazy right? I know.

 

Run for your life.

 

As we are on our way back to the station, we stopped by at the Central Market / Pasar Seni. If you’re looking for souvenirs or local artwork, you definitely can get pretty awesome stuff here. It’s just few metres away from Petaling street.

 

 

That’s it!

Us roaming around Petaling street.

 

 

XOXO

 

Photos by Huss Zulkifli

Time Management & Self-discipline

Hello!

 

A lil late, but, Happy New Year!

 

What did you guys do on New Years Eve? Did you go all out? Or did nothing at all?

 

Well, I had a nice dinner with my finance’s family and then I went home snuggled in bed while watching movie during the countdown. Whaaaat? What happened to the party animal in me right? I guess I just got tired of being in the sweaty crowd and the noise… It’s agitating… Plus, the recovering part feels like it takes ages. Too much effort and waste of time! Well, I had too much fun, gone through that phase, so it’s okay for me to say that. haha

 

I’m sure by now you guys should know that I study and work at the same time to survive. I do plenty of jobs like TV commercials, print ads, direct selling, insurance agent and also used to work in an event company. Most of the time, working in the entertainment line requires me to work long hours. Like crazy long hours. Call time at 5am and the shoot will probably end the next day, yes, and that was Rexona. There are plenty more, but I cannot remember.

 

I often get questioned on how I did it and the answer is, good time management. I managed my time properly, that in a way I get to do MANY things in one week. I’m always on the go and I’m always busy. It really feels good to be productive. Here are some tips that I would like to share with you;

 

    • CARRY A PLANNER WITH YOU. A small one will do. I carry mine in my handbag everywhere I go!
    • JOT IT DOWN. Write down any appointments or to do list every time it came across your mind or when you set an appointment. So that you won’t forget! We’re humans, not robots. My planner is always FULL.
    • PLAN AHEAD. I usually plan my week every Sunday night. I occupied my planner with classes, appointments and etc. With this, I should know how my schedules are like for the week whenever any talent agency call me up and second, I won’t simply screw up my plans! :)

 

Three simple steps that could help you to be efficient. But not so simple when you don’t implement it. I can write whatever I want to do in my planner, like going to my class or workout. And in reality, I didn’t. I will only be lying to myself, and will get me nowhere. Thus, you also have to be discipline in order to be efficient. It’s not easy, so take baby steps and sooner you’ll get used to it.

 

As for me, I have goals to achieve, that keeps me going and motivating me at the same time. That’s simply because I want to do SO many things. Too ambitious sometimes. But, having goals is good! You should set your goals too! So that you know what you want in life, and that way, it will keep you on track!

 

And you know what? I just graduated (December 2013)! I did so many things, from having fun, partying, catching one plane after another, kept finding jobs to survive and yet, I did it. I wanted to give up so many times because I rather work and I needed the money but I kept going. It was tough and I’m damn proud of myself that I didn’t give up. It was emotional for me, that I wanted to cry so loud when I was going up on the stage to get the certificate during the commencement ceremony. Like a relief. But I just tear a lil and tried to force it back in.

 

All the hard work, totally worth it. I am now a graduate of  Bachelor of Science degree in double major.

 

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XOXO

Kinder Bueno TVC Malaysia 2013

Hello!
Just few weeks ago, I was selected to be in a Kinder Bueno TVC shoot for Malaysia, Singapore & Thailand. Here’s a photo diary of a three day shoot!




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Whenever it is a music TVC or dancing is involved, rehearsal is needed for the talents and extras few days before  the shoot date.  This one, was easy because it was freestyle all the way.


Shoot day 1


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Make up started at 7am. Look at me, all chirpy and smiling.


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Make up done, wardrobe changed and I was ready to go.


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Here’s how the first set looked like. We were in an old mini bus. The first few rows of seats were taken out and they changed the mini bus to a funky bus! Kudos to the art department guys!


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Grooovy! That’s Ryan, our main talent for Kinder Bueno and he was rehearsing his lines coz he had to lip sync to three languages, Bahasa Malaysia, English and Mandarin. Initially he was asked to lip sync in Thai as well, but they cancelled it. God had mercy on you Ryan!


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The buddies, Mozart, Tracey and me. Wake up Mozart! haha


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We were all cramped in that mini bus, crews, talents and extras for at least good 5 hours. And oh not to forget, SPOTLIGHTS! It was like sitting in an oven, roasted!


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And that was me after quite number of takes. Why? Coz I was starting to fall sick! Yes, first stay of shoot and I fell sick! Magnificent! My eyes kept tearing, I had running nose non stop and it was SO ANNOYING coz it ruined the make up god damn it!!!


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The next location was at Lot 10 and we got there at about 3pm. It took about 2 hours for the crew to set up the set and I took the chance to take a nap. I was so sleepy that I fell asleep while seating. And I felt so much better after that!


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While on set, there’s a lot of waiting. During these times, I either eat, sleep or read. I came prepared. LOL. My finals was right after this shoot, so I brought my notes for me to read. And yes, it happens ALL the time that I had to study on set. Nothing new for me.


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That was pretty much it for day 1 and it ended at about 10pm.


Shoot Day 2


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Call time: 6am. So I thought I would feel better the next day, and I thought wrong! My eyes was swollen and I needed more sleep.


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I felt like dying. How to survive the whole day…….. X.x


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At this point, I can’t just call in sick. They can’t find a clone to replace me. Instead, I just have to be strong and go through this like a champ! haha. Just put that smile on yo face!  Thanks to the power of make up, I don’t look sick at all. Damn cool right? But deep inside, I felt like crap!


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Smileeeee!


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All in! The client, production crew and talents! We waited for the sun to come out to have this effect.


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This scene was taken at about 12pm so the sun was literally right above our heads. And on top of that, the spotlight was shining right at us. It was scorching hot.


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It was challenging because dancing was involved, the BBoy dancers, skate boarders and the BMX guy had to do their stunts as well. Everything has to come in place in one shot. Although it was hot, takes after takes, we still manage to laugh at ourselves doing the same thing over and over again. Well, at least, among us.


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After this hallway scene, shoot day 2 ended at about 830pm. Yay! I went back home to sleep ASAP and recharge! Praying hard that I will feel better tomorrow.


Shoot Day 3


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Call time: 5am. My eyes stopped tearing and I felt SO MUCH better. Oh my god, it was a relieved. Now I can smile even more! Haha


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Let’s blast it out!


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“It’s Friday, Friday. Gotta get down on Friday”


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Our happy faces when we got the fan blown to us for good 10 minutes… Haha


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The hot seat.


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Are you ready?


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11pm: keeping track on how many scenes more to go.


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Aaaaaand it’s a wrap! For me… Coz the rest of them had a print ad shoot the next day and I, had to sit for my final exam!


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Introducing the Director for this TVC, Brad. It was the second time working with him, the first time was for Umobile and it’s always nice working with someone that has a sense of humour. Though he looked pretty serious in this picture. LOL


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This is Wai, Assistant Director. Can you believe that the first time we worked together was when they were all still using film to shoot? Boy, that was ages ago!


Enjoy!


Xoxo