2017 was anything but ordinary to me, I learnt and felt so much, the work, the people (some came and gone), the emotions and the realisation.
the start of 2017 wasn't great, I lost my angel, my sweet sweet Doggie. She was sick and old, hence we had to put her to sleep and it was the most heartbreaking sight. I couldn't be there, my brother had to Facetime me, but it was equally heart wrecking, She wasn't just a pet, she was family. And here's to you, Doggie <3
I've gotten more roles this year, some features, some supporting but all of them different, all of them challenging. From forcing me to face my fear of heights, to being all innocent and sweet, from modern dramas to my first try at period dramas, some easy some difficult some got me crying in the middle of the night and some got me laughing all day long. In the end I am grateful, I get to wear a wedding dress for the first time, I get to work with different actors local and international, I get to be a glamorous model, as well as a maid at the bottom of the status quo. I get to be whoever I want.
I picked up Muay Thai, and It was HARD! Although I manage to be consistent for only a few months, unfortunately I have stopped for now. Muay Thai really trains you, not only physically, but also mentally. My Krus were very professional and they demanded the best and that's what I need. I am lazy and I need somebody to push me to work out and yes they did that very well. Whenever I felt like giving up, they would push me, whenever I feel like I am at the edge, they make sure I would go further and that made me realise I am stronger than I thought I was.
Much love to Cross Muay Thai, if you ever want to pick up something new, you can try Muay Thai.
feel Girl Star Search 2016, but the prize giving ceremony was January 11th this year. It was another cool platform indeed, I have my fair share of beauty pageant experiences, and Ifeel gave their girls a whole lot of different exposures, from videos to radios to prints. It was really something different and I am glad I was a part of it, although I only won best actor. The funny story was I was in my seat, eating popcorn and just chilling and the PIC beside me was like: "Stop eating you are up next!" and I was like:"No, I really don't think I'd win anything." and up I go on stage.
I did a few commercials, short videos as well as music videos this year as well. One of the commercials was for China and I get to meet 2 new chinese friends, and that was great. I got to work with Baki Zainal, someone whom I admire, I love his attitude towards his work and how great he is at it, being trilingual is a plus point. I got to work with James' on a short, I've always wanted to and this year was the first time working with him, hopefully there's more to come, because It was a great experience, I loved working with him and his team. I had the privilege to work with Innisfree, never have I thought I could do a skin care product video, because you know I have a darker skin tone. To be able to work with Tom for Taiwan. is also the highlight of my year, so good looking it was really hard for me to focus. Click on the pictures for some of my work, there's a link in it somewhere.
I got laser treatment for my face, like finally. I am always doubtful about beauty products or treatments but this really works, and I always go around telling people to try laser, mine was Carbon Peeling treatment, my pores are tighter, my skin brighter and apart from the usual pimples due to hormones, my face is usually clear and bright.
Much love to Klinik KYONG for making me beautiful, and honestly if you don't have the time to sit through a facial of 2 hours, I would suggest laser , its only 15 minutes.
I got to be a part of an award winning movie and that's a blessing enough
I've always wanted to try to go into the malay entertainment industry I am not there yet, but I've done a few malay dramas this year and its also a blessing. I got to be a mother, a secretary and a rocker. I got to learn how to ride a horse, to carry an infant and to play the bass. I met a lot of nice people, experienced actors and kind hearted seniors who pushed me to go further and gave me encouragement when I needed them, thank you. My next goal is to perfect my Bahasa Malaysia.
My first award ceremony, the Golden Award. I felt so honoured not just to be invited, also to walk the red carpet, its definitely a first, and I will always remember these moments. When I knew I was to walk the red carpet, it was less than 2 week till D day, and I was going crazy looking for a dress, and I got it, again much love to the amazing Kate Mosella for this gorgeous gown and comfortable shoes, not to forget Backstage Academy for beautifying this lazy girl up. You guys are awesome, you guys made me shine as bright as I could that night.
I got to travel to places I've always wanted to, a much needed break from nonsenses in life, if you get my drift. Initially I was suppose to go to Bangkok alone but my friend decided to join, which was unexpected and made the trip even more fun. I went to Korea with my family and you know OPPAS! I took the train and travelled around KL, it was a new experience and not one I will repeat anytime soon.
One of my best friends got married and it was a truly joyous occasion, the first amongst my friends to step into that new chapter of our lives, so its pretty exciting, at the same time, it got me scared because I am so not ready yet, definitely. We went to Bilut Hills, Raub for her bachelorette party, and it was the first time any of us tried ATVs. I felt like I was part of the Charlie's angels, of course I am going to do this again. Another friend of mine is currently studying abroad, Japan, the land of the rising sun, and its cool but we'd be apart for a few years and that's actually scary, we all have to get out of our comfort zones one way or another right?
Emotionally, 2017 was a roller coaster ride, it has its perks, acting wise I got better because I have feelings now. *insert awkward laugh* I wanted to write about my heartbreaks in this blog, but somehow I couldn't , at least not yet. Also some friends may come and go, and some you will take years to realise, that person may not have your best interest at heart, but its okay, in the end you still have some that do, and that's all it matters. Some are still here now, and maybe when I recap 2018, they won't be in my life anymore but here here , and cheers to those who are still in our lives right now. I am thankful, for the 3am talks with beers and cup noodles, I am grateful for the random beach picnics and house parties, I appreciate our crying sessions in the car when he broke my heart, I am blessed with your presences and your patiences with me. Thank you for being in my 2k17, and hopefully you'll stay throughout 2018.
An Aquarius actress seeking for the meaning of life: good food, good friends, good places, good music, basically everything that is good.