Friday, May 30, 2008

Nothing in this life that is worth having comes easy

I was watching an episode from Scrubs and Dr Kelso said this line "Nothing in this life that is worth having comes easy" and I can relate to that. Maybe just being at this stage in life makes me ponder more about where I'm headed and the path that I want to take in life.

University life is finally coming to an end. No more lectures and tutorials, assignments and projects and exams and tests. But there also be no more chit-chatting and gossiping between classes, yumcha session, late night conversation over YM trying to figure out how to solve an assignment question, and no more hanging out with my bunch great and awesome friends that have been with me for the past four years. Everyone is heading back to their hometown and going on their separate ways to fulfill their needs and dreams in life.

But it don't have to end like this. With today's technology, we can still keep in contact with each other. Though it may not be same as last time, but at least we will be hanging on our precious friendships. So keep in touch ya...

Take care and always strive for your dreams and don't let the fear and uncertainty stop you from chasing that dream. I will always believe in each and every one of you and I'll stand by you always. Good luck and be happy always. Take care and always keep in touch.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Malaysian Dreamgirl: Review of MDG Season 1

So Malaysian Dreamgirl has finally come to an end. There's been up and down, drama and tears, back-stabbing and bitching. That's what makes reality series interesting and worth watching. I bet by now, everyone has already heard about the results and our first Malaysian Dreamgirl is Cindy. I'm not going to dedicate this article to her because there's already too many blog entried covering that, be it good or bad.

Anyway, since this is going to be my last entry about MDG Season 1, I think it would be best to write a simple review of what I think about this show and maybe throw in some suggestions at the end.

Basically, this is what I think about the show:

  • It's been a great first try on making an online reality show. Kudos to Capxion Media on making this possible but there's still room for improvement.

  • The editting and production has been choppy and there's certain part of the show that drags a bit too longer and this can be annoying and throw ppl off.

  • Recently I realised that not all episode parts are uploaded at the same time and some parts are missing as well. Since I do not know the total number of parts for that particular episode since it's not fixed, there's occasion where I missed out on some of the episodes.

  • The challenges are way too simple and does not really seem like challenges at all. They are just like simple exercises and the girl with the nicest homework gets the prize. Hohum....

  • The judges and Sazzy are not really that involved in the show. There should be more interaction and more input from the judges instead of just Sazzy giving comments on elimination day.

Hmmmm.....that's about all I think. And now for some suggestions:

  • Include subtitles throughout the show, not only when the girls speak in chinese. As this is an online show, ppl from around the world and watch this and some may not understand Malay and even the English that is used in the show.

  • Make sure that each part of the episodes is only showing a particular event/occasion. There's been improvement in terms of this and I'm really happy but as I said, there's still room for improvement.

  • Increase the difficulty of the challenges. Or maybe even invite individuals from the fashion industry to give the challenges and judged them.

  • As for the third point given above, maybe include an indicator of the total number of parts for that particular episode (eg. (1/7) letting us know that there's a total of 7 parts)

  • The episodes should include feedback and opinions from the judges about the pictures that have been taken instead of just from Sazzy. Maybe show the photoshoot and the judges' comments on Thursday and the elimination on Saturday so that the audience get to know how the professionals in the industry think about those pictures. Better yet if the Thursday episode is brought forward to Tuesday so they will have more time to view the episodes and to cast their votes.

  • Based on the dissatisfaction regarding the final winner, I suggest that the judging method by changed. Instead of purely based on SMS votes, take into consideration the judges' point of view as well. Maybe 70% SMS and the other 30% from the judges. Or the judges choose the bottom 3 and the audience vote on who they want to give a second chance to. This way, it will be fairer and will certainly bring up the standard of the girls. Essentially this show is about choosing a potential model, not the next prom queen. So it shouldn't be based on popularity votes alone.

  • I think another judge should be chosen to replace Kenny Sia. Someone from the fashion and modelling industry or maybe a guest judge for every episode/week. This way we will get better feedback and opinions. Kenny is just there to boost the popularity of the show since he's a celebrity blogger. No offense but he's not professional and as we have seen during the auditions, he's just a normal hot-blooded male and like Elaine Daly said, he's choosing his own dreamgirl instead of those with modelling potential (I hope his fans don't flame me for this).

I'm done blabbling. I think that's about all. And I agree with what Valerie said, despite what the rest have said about this show and their intention about boycotting this show, I think in end they will still tuned in to find out how the second season differs from the first.

So I hope I'll see improvements in terms of the production and the standard of the girls as well in the second season.

P.S. Von Jolly's dresses are GORGEOUS!! Anyone know if they are expensive?

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Malaysian Dreamgirl - Top 3

Tuned in to Episode 15 of Malaysian Dreamgirl and I was real shock of the outcome in the end. This is the last elimination episode before the grand finale and three girls were sent home in this episode. It didn't turned out the way I expected.

Spoilers ahead....Don't scroll down if you haven't watched the episode yet
And the Top 3 in Malaysian Dreamgirl are:




From the 3 girls left in the show, I can't say they're undeserving but IMHO there're better girls among the final 6 girls.

Here's my take on who should have stayed on...

My first choice would be Jay. She's tall and her facial features are very defined and her body are to die for @_@ She's experienced and her pictures always turned out okay, if not superb. But her last photoshoot for Von Jolly was so-so, not her best...Nevertheless, her performance has been quite consistent throughout the competition and I really enjoy the fact that she has a mind of her own and a very matured and collected personality. And she carries herself very well and very well spoken too. That's why she's my top choice for Malaysian Dreamgirl, she got the whole package going for her.

The second choice would be Datin. Yup...she made it into the Top 3 and I'm glad she did. She have never been in the bottom 3 and it just goes to show that she have a very good group of supporters behind her. To me, she's pretty normal to tell you the truth. You could walk pass her and never know that she is Hanis. She's like the girl-next-door and just like people you see everyday in your life. You're unlikely to go "OH WOW" and be completely be mesmerized and having to pick up your jaw from the floor when you see her but maybe it's her bubbly personality that makes me root for her. But she earned good review from Andrew from Andrewsmodel (you'll know what I'm talking about if you've watched Ep15) so I hope she wins this.

My third choice would be Eyna. Yes yes...I know she's not in the Top 6 but I'd never thought her elimination was justifiable. Despite her great pictures and the high opinions everybody have of her, she'd been in the bottom 3 for a number of episodes before her untimely elimination. She takes great pictures and her facial features are good. To me, she got model material. I don't admit to be an expert in fashion and modelling and maybe my opinions have been swayed by opinions from other individuals but what the heck, she takes great pictures.

So here's MY top 3 Dreamgirls:




But what's done, done. So we'll see how things go in the finale.

I'm rooting for Hanis...What about you?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Way to go Nuffnang!!

The team in Nuffnang have launched a new fun feature for fellow Nuffnangers. It's the new Poll feature where you get to create your own poll and ask your readers some awesome/stupid/silly questions.

And according to the entry about this new feature in the Nuffnang blog, it's a smart poll where it can remember the correspondants answers they have answered from other blogs. So that means you don't have to answer the same stupid question over and over and over and over again.....

This is cool...I'd made a poll to experiment, so answer my poll ok?? ^_^

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Farnie Engrish

i received this email from my friend today and can't help laughing....

its blardy farnie and according to the title of the forwarded email, those pictures are taken in China as they are gearing up their preparation for the Beijing Olympics. LOL....

And if you're dead, please get to a hospital...

A difficult meal...

Other children are OK...

I think it was that 'screw you' comment...

Start with the big toe...

Are you smiling?

Well, it is free...

That would explain the beer cubs outside...

Flavor with heart...

Falling should be planned...

I told gramps to use protection...

Plenty of meat for everybody...

Got too many kids?


We really never know what kind...

I wouldn't dare...

One lump or two?

Thank you for open!

Translation: 'no parking on bicyclists at any time'

How do you do?

No crack?

The pool man is gonna freak

Yeah, cheated out of breathing...

Stylist Ben Dover at your service...

Operators standing by....

Damn, these fireworks reek....

Press it because you want to....

I'll keep a look out....

New in this section: 'Bowling with Bilbo'

I give my life and my company, but they just keep demanding more...

Based on the website url on the images, i decided to get a look and the website really do exist. and there's more funny pictures there.

The steaks here are like rubber... (Restaurant found in Kyoto, Japan)
Reminds me of the comment I left on kyspeaks (how do i trackback?)

So if you find these funny, go there and have some more laughs!

Friday, April 18, 2008


Mother Nature and the environment have been suffering following the era of globalisation and industrialisation. I'm not here to lecture you about all the things that you should avoid and the things that you can do to help the environment as I'm sure all of you know all about it but just too lazy to move your butt.

But what if there's a reward for taking part? From now until October (not too sure about this), there's a collaboration between WWF, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Nokia that allows individuals from all over the world to share their points of view, their thoughts and opinions about the environment. While you're at it, you even stand a chance of winning a Nokia phone!!

connect2earth is a global community set up by the collaborators to provide a space for people to share their thoughts about the environment and be a part of a community with a common goal, that is to conserve and save the environment.

You can post up pictures, videos, articles etc to the site and via voting and judging that is conducted every month, a lucky winner is selected. So get your thinking cap, cameras, microphones, video cams or just your yellow writing pad, start thinking and share your thoughts with the world.

Register at connect2earth and BE PART OF SOMETHING BIG!!!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Malaysian Dreamgirl - A taste of the real deal...

the girls from the Malaysian Dreamgirl finally gets a taste of the real deal. they were given a chance to do the runway walk during the launching of the Malaysian International Fashion Week. it's a big event for fashion designers in Malaysia where they get to showcase their work and designs on the runway.

the girls were given a chance to model clothes for Karl Ng and this is definitely their first big break in the fashion modelling industry. they get the exposure they need and this is such a big scale event with professional models and celebrities in abundance.

Jay and Hanis are the luckiest in the lot because they were chosen to model for another 3 designers during the show. so they get to go out on the runway for a total of 4 times! all of them look great on the runway and they put on a great show. as for Ringo, the way she puts it, it seems like she got short-changed because she got chosen to be Karl Ng's muse...i still don't understand why -__-"

the girls' latest photoshoot is modelling creations from Carven Academy of Fashion at the Bar Savanh Too at Plaza Mont' Kiara. looking at their pictures from this photoshoot, i don't think any of them did very well, just looks ok to me. and during the show, Nadia seem a bit stressed out and affected by the fact that she was in the bottom 3 during the last elimination round.


this angle is similar to last week, not too flattering


this shoot is ok but nothing special...


she has pouty lips and whole mysterious sexy thing going...


me likey her curves and the dress too...but i maybe biased coz i like Jay =P


her gaze and her eyes look a bit lifeless...i perfer her intense look better.


her face looks a bit puffy and this pic is not so nice >.<

what do you think? who's going to be eliminated next?