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Aug. 21st, 2006

Yeah, haven't been updating this blog for a while. Even ahbang demanded to know why I haven't wrote for almost 3 weeks (he thinks I may be depressed :P). I guess its a case of ennui setting in...Haven't exactly been that busy at work either. I'm strange this way. I prefer to be really busy instead of having not much to do. But I do feel a tad guilty for neglecting my blog though..

The boy had a bad case of asthmatic cough during the national day period..It started off with a mild phlegmy cough. I think I was the one who passed him the bug. After a week of taking his usual cough meds, he showed no signs of improvement. In fact, he'd gotten worse and began coughing spasmodically and wheezing quite badly. He seemed to be out of breathe at times too. We brought him back to the doctor who said he needed the nebuliser. My brother Junior had earlier helped me purchase a nebuliser machine so it came in really useful.
Just hoping that it won't develop into serious asthma..*fingers crossed,* He's been falling ill quite frequently..

Was thinking that it could be a good idea for him to start learning how to swim since it helps to strengthen his lungs. Will probably engage one of the swimming instructor at our condo. Am sure Aidan will enjoy the sessions since he loves water so much. We've been using the condo's pool quite regularly since he got well. There's a little cafe just next to the pool which makes really delicious chicken wings and so we've been having our lunches there too after our swim. Kinda nice way to relax and enjoy our weekends..


The centrespreads for the New Face finalists have started 2 weekends. Like weeteck, I was so disappointed when the bikini pics were not approved even though the concept and styling was presented and given the go-ahead much earlier on. So the New Face girls will remain covered-up.. I kinda understand that they rather the girls look sweet and chaste *coff* since this has always been the direction since the start of the New Face contest but I thought the bikini pics were rather tasteful and well-taken..Oh well~

The feedback we've received for the centrespreads have been rather positive..most have commented that the styling and layout were way better than last year and our girls this year was a prettier batch. I shall not judge :) Last year's girls were great and I got along very well with them. Hopefully, it wil be the same for this year..I can't wait for rehearsals to start to see how their progress. This year's show will be interesting since Subaru had taken on the main presentership. Daniel Boey's idea is to design the stage runway like a 'road' and the concept for the catwalk would be like a road trip.

You see this Subaru overall (as modelled by Nargis)
- they are worn by their mechanics..
The idea is to customise it so that it will turn out looking like this

and worn by the 20 girls during one of their catwalk sequence..cool eh!
Some pictures taken at Subaru's R1/R2 Carnival on Saturday..

A big hit at the carnival was this photo-taking booth. The photographer who was really skillful in photoshop was able to do magic with the pictures (eg. create a really small waist and bigger boobs at super-fast speed - something i don't know how to do with photoshop- must learn!!)
This lady, one of subaru's client asked whether she could take a picture with our girls and requested to wear one of the tees too.

and voila..check out the after pic!
Some of the girls :)

with Janet and LiYing.
A few have commented that Li Ying looks a li' like Dawn Yeoh,
the one who played the blind girl at one of Mediacorp's chinese drama (who incidentally was an ex-NewFace girl too)

With Velda and Peggy

As you can see, most of the girls have to stoop down quite a bit when they are taking pics with me *sob*..

My photoset on TNP New Face 06 here and the vodcast can be seen here

ngaderWoman!!! Wanted to call you before you left for your flight but I fell asleep! Enjoy yourself in States and keep in touch eh! Yes, I'll get a skype phone soon :P

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Aug. 21st, 2006 05:25 am (UTC)
welcome back to LJ! :)

i like liying and peggy! liying is sweeet.. peggy is quite stylish. haha and dun u think she looks like ivy lee?
Aug. 21st, 2006 05:31 am (UTC)
Yes, Li Ying has this little girl look..she's one of the youngest too. Taking her O'levels this year.

I didn't see the "Ivy Lee" resemblence but a few of my colleagues did!! I like her look- really sassy and spunky!
(no subject) - smallbully - Aug. 21st, 2006 05:32 am (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 21st, 2006 05:57 am (UTC)
get a new baby and u'll have more things to write about!! lol
Aug. 21st, 2006 06:06 am (UTC)
dont want lah! that's one of the worst reason ive heard so far to have #2 :P
Aug. 21st, 2006 06:39 am (UTC)
Hmmm...was wondering how come no updates too! Poor Aidan...hope he gets well soon.

For the smaller waist bigger boobs thingy....on the toolbar, go to Filter -> Liquify . Then use the Forward Warp, Pucker or Bloat tool. Can even "make" bigger eyes, sharper nose and broader smile! Will need A LOT of practice to make the effects look natural though.

Btw, you haven't given me Junior's number. :)

Aug. 21st, 2006 06:44 am (UTC)
fwah..thanks thanks! so now if you see that i have a smaller waist and bigger boobs in my pics, you'll know why :P the guy did it in just a few seconds. was so amazed but wat u can do in photoshop. i usually only use the lighten and contrast tool. damn tood!

smsed his number already. Thanks!!
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Aug. 21st, 2006 07:18 am (UTC)
ya..a very impt tool for wedding photos :P..

now, i gotta figure out how to make my nose sharper thru photoshop hehe
Aug. 21st, 2006 07:55 am (UTC)
You finally blogged after such a long hiatus! Haha. Your job scope's like how fun la!
Aug. 21st, 2006 12:56 pm (UTC)
yeah..doing events is usually quite fun..not the usual 9-5 job!
Aug. 21st, 2006 08:04 am (UTC)
Lots of chilren falling sick at these period, hope Aidan's asthma will go away for good lah.

Once you learnt the tricks how to make big boobs and small waist, must share hor.. kekeke
Aug. 21st, 2006 12:57 pm (UTC)
hehe i practise on myself first..if successful, will share with you.

but hor, irl still no big boobs and small waist leh :P
Aug. 21st, 2006 08:25 am (UTC)
you look right at home among the TNP girls.
Aug. 21st, 2006 01:04 pm (UTC)
i swear u said the same thing last year too :P
(no subject) - rijac - Aug. 21st, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 21st, 2006 08:50 am (UTC)
I dreamt about TNP last night. I dreamt that Simon quit the photodesk and that Maureen took over and that everything changed when I visited. I still miss that place... and I dreamt that too!!
Aug. 21st, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC)
LOL..can that be considered a nightmare? I was just chatting with Ishak a few days ago and he was asking about you..I mentioned to him that u said TNP was one of the best place u'd worked in and he looked pleased :)

(no subject) - valska - Aug. 21st, 2006 03:22 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 21st, 2006 09:36 am (UTC)
aidan has really nice almond-shaped eyes! and i've to say, peggy is my fav of the lot. spunky! not the typical long-rebonded hair girl (im so guilty of that :D). heh!
Aug. 21st, 2006 12:58 pm (UTC)
yeah..i agree that she stands out because she doesnt look like the typical sporean girl!
Aug. 21st, 2006 11:59 am (UTC)
I think this is not the first pic you post of Aidan using a nebuliser. Poor thing. Yup, learning how to swim will strengthen his lungs and you might want to consider strengthening his immune system with vitamins and antioxidants. :)
Aug. 21st, 2006 01:14 pm (UTC)
yes, we used to rent it from the clinic but now that we've bought one, it comes in quite useful when we need to use it..

he's already taking some vitamins..yeah, hopefully, swimming will help strengthen his lungs and body too.
Aug. 21st, 2006 12:11 pm (UTC)
maybe Aidan needs to take more birdnest ? good for lungs right ?
Aug. 21st, 2006 01:15 pm (UTC)
hmm..never knew birdnest is good for lungs :P..maybe i should let him try. will be good for his complexion too.

eh, next week wanna join us for swimming? :)
(no subject) - bbhome - Aug. 22nd, 2006 06:27 am (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 21st, 2006 12:15 pm (UTC)
helllloo! miss all your meimei photos! ;) by the way, i like the red/white polka dot top! Looks very vibrant and chic! ;)
Aug. 21st, 2006 01:14 pm (UTC)
heh..i wore it during national day period and people thought it was patriotic! :P
Aug. 21st, 2006 12:44 pm (UTC)
Wow! I'm so impressed with how they photoshoped the photo till the women had larger breasts and smaller waists etc. So that's how they really do it in the magazines. All those models look really good! BTW, my son and I both have asthma and he's on the nebulizer a lot.
Aug. 21st, 2006 01:17 pm (UTC)
yeah, apparently..all the magazine covers are photoshopped..guess it makes us feel a li' better to know that they arent exactly perfect :P

Aug. 21st, 2006 02:17 pm (UTC)
Awww, poor Aidan! Seems like quite a lot of young kids suffer from respiratory problems or bad coughs these days hor. I heard a few moms in the office talking about nebulisers too. Erm, didn't know what they were initially ... sounds like some Star Wars weapon lah. LOL! Yah, get Aidan started on swimming early. Besides, strengthening him up, next time can attract gals with solid swimmer bod too mah. I'm sure he'll thank you later. Hahaha!

Wah, good job with the centrespread! Is it me or are there more chioh contestants this year? Velda is pretty! I kinda like Emileen and Di Fei too. Ann Ling's not bad, but methinks she's the aggressive sort ... perhaps a bit of a tomboy when young? Heh! ;)
Aug. 21st, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
wah..i think u've been mia longer than moi. busy planning for ur big day? :)

I like Di Fei's look too..her photos came out great. Personally, I think Nargis looks really good..my photos dont do her justice lah :P
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(no subject) - angeliatay - Aug. 21st, 2006 03:57 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Aug. 21st, 2006 03:01 pm (UTC)
eh, send your girls for teeth whitening! :p

sorry mean streak in me talking. I like Velda, think she has a really nice smile!
Aug. 21st, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC)
oi..touting business for ur boyfren ah? :P

actually, most of them have really white teeth i thought..cept for one or two..and erm, most of them are in school. dont think they can afford those teeth whitening sessions :P
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