Monday, December 31, 2012

Never in my life did I anticipate being at this point of opposites.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Did makeup for Levi's GoForth campaign shoot!

Last week I was pretty busy with this shoot + a jazzyfunky gig I performed at Nerofico on Saturday night. Whew!! Crazy weekend it was.

Levi's had 10 talents to shoot within 3 days, at very different locations. The Spacemen were shooting photos, while Red Room Productions was shooting Behind The Scenes video footage. All round it was a really fun campaign since I have known the Red Room guys since we were entering our teens and I also know Joshua Chay from The Spacemen since.....maybe 7 years ago? wow what?

ANYHOO, the chosen ones for the shoot included artiste Darren Ashley (coincidentally my brother haha) and Pastel Lite, cool hijab fashionista Ami Schaheera, funnyman Kuah Jenhan, photographer Vincent Paul Young, artists Nini Marini and James Ly, Fikri Fadzil, the men from myBurgerLab, and Michelle Lee.
Anddddd here are some of the behind the scenes photos from the shoot!

Darren Ashley - crazy talented musical geeneeuss!

musical indie duo Pastel Lite 

 Fashionista blogger with the cool hijabs Ami Schaheera 

 James Ly, artist

 Sweet Michelle Lim or Froya 

 Owners of myBurgerLab in Paramount Garden, yummy burgers

Comedian Kuah Jenhan

Photographer Vincent Paul Yong 

Sexy lady artist Nini Marini

Yup and that's what went down last week for Levi's campaign shoot! I really enjoyed it and can't wait to see the final shots by The Spacemen!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Makeup tutorial for Halloween + previous tutorials from mycherrystyle


I don't think I've shared any of my makeup videos on this blog, so here's the latest one, followed by some previous videos I've done of various makeup looks. These are all posted on my makeup blog (  where it's all about makeup, tutorials, reviews, photos of the makeup jobs I've done, photoshoots I've shot, and the likes!

The blogpost for this video can be foundddddddd HERE! It has more photos =)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

To post or not to post. Taylor Swift cover video

That was the question I posed to myself a 100 times for this video.

I actually had LOADS of footage but ended up not using any of them coz, I dunno, it just looked really odd and badly planned out. All entirely my fault so....yea.

Here's the latest cover video I attempted. Hope you like it even if I don't haha!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

What I've been up to this month

Makeup jobs!

1. Uniform themed:

MC for wedding:


And my first official "creative makeup" look, hopefully the first of many to come!

I named it "Basic Instincts".

I also coloured my hair!

And I have/had four gigs this Aug/Sept all leading up to Arthur's Day, so these are some of the makeup looks I've worn to perform:

And here are some of the gig photos I found online:

Sunday, September 09, 2012

The men we like.

I gotta be honest, sometimes when I talk to girls about boys and men (yes, of course there's a difference), I'm appalled at their List. Y'know, that List that every girl has of what qualities her guy should have.

A lot of us sometimes forget what it's all about and make it a longggg list of Must Haves, rather than Plus Points. But truth be told, it does depend on what kind of lifestyle you want to live. I'm the kind of girl who takes friendship seriously (perhaps too much sometimes) and I'm pretty picky about my friends. This trait spills over into my relationship must-haves, I've realized. What I really crave in both friendships and relationships is the same thing - longevity. Wow. Where did that come from.
But really, I like to keep my handful of friends. I just find it tiresome to go through your entire life all over again with new people all the time. I mean, who wants to hear all your long ass stories about when you were 13? The friends who were there to laugh at you then, right? Certainly not the new colleagues at work. It just....doesn't..gel easily. Yes yes, "make new memories" blah blah blah, I know, but that's not my point right now so let's move on.

Recently, this video was sent to me and I was asked what I thought. I have never heard nor seen this girl before and I'll refrain from commenting about her per se. However, it does make one think ( least most females will still be able to) about how different our lists can be.

The girl in the video doesn't seem to be looking for the same things I want. She's looking for a guy who cares about how he looks and does something about it, she wants him to be brave and talented and smart. She wants The Ultimate Male, basically. The ones the Disney princesses get.
At first, I thought she generalized that ALL girls want that. But later I "re-noticed" the title has a disclaimer for that. She says "girls (like ME)". At least she gave us that (although I'm wondering if that was added into the title later on?)

Physique-wise, I always thought that guys who were a little hug-able would be nice to be with. And I can't be alone in this coz' I see loads of happy chubby people with their happy noodle skinny partners.
I certainly don't think that being able to tie a cherry stem into a knot with your tongue is gonna make you any better of a kisser, it sounds like a myth we enjoyed highschoolers.
A smart AND talented AND hunky bodied AND good kisser AND not-afraid-of-cockroaches kinda guy is....gonna be hard to find, I'm sure. But maybe there's someone out there that's gonna fit that list perfectly. Hopefully he finds her.

The things she mentioned in her list have never been in my top priorities and probably never will be. I'm not saying I don't appreciate such things; I'm saying it's not as important to me as other traits that will keep a relationship alive for a long time. People who are super hot now may not look as good in 20...30 years. Neither will you. You can do your best, but gravity will still have its way. Or what if your super hot partner gets in an accident that leaves them...not as hot? What happens then? Do your top priorities take a back seat or do you dump them and move on?

If you're looking to always have good sex and don't care about how many people you need to sleep with to get that, then you'd probably be on the lookout for the guys you consider "sexy bodied, good kisser, etc etc etc" . If you're looking for someone can always make you laugh, chances are the funny boys in the group will stand out a little bit more. If you just want to cuddle up and feel safe and loved, a good hug-able person is likely to appeal to you. If you want to live your life with a best friend, you'll probably want to grow as friends first. So it really depends on what you're looking for in life, right?

I want to dive in for a long term. With all the madness, fun, tears and cheers. (I'm on a roll here. A cheese roll woohoo!) I want the whole grow-old-knowing-what-you-were-like-when-you-were-both-young shebang. But not everyone wants to live that life.

We're all just....looking for the things that make us happy. It's easy (and fun) to laugh at each other's checklist, but take it as just that, differences in priorities. Some like it hot, some like it cold. Some like it with fancy furnishings, some like it plain jane style. And that's fine, as long as you know where your life is headed and most importantly, as long as you are happy and right with yourself.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Fraser's Hill over a weekend

I've delayed soooooo many events' photos it's not even cool anymore. So having JUST sent these Fraser's photos to mom, I figured ah what gives, it's already late enough to make me skip waking up in the morning. haha

So here I am about to upload some photos from my family's recent weekend to Fraser's Hill. It's gonna be a photo post. Because I am lazy at 5am. Oh and there will be quite a few cute photos of my grandma haha!

Everyone who's been to Fraser's remembers horse riding, archery, and a swimming pool.
That's because that's all there is to it, pretty much. =D

We started with the horsies. Poor sad and very very oldddd fellows.

I got distracted. Thought this corner of the horse ranch (if you could call it a ranch) was so...surreal. I dunno, I guess it just looks like something outta the movies. But of course, no wide angle lense = sigh.

My dad, having fun. 

This Fraser's trip had one life-changing moment: I discovered that I have Japanese roots. 
My cute grandma quietly mentioned this fact on the way up the hills. It's the first time any of us are hearing it, including her daughter (my mom)! 
Ok, I guess some background would be necessary: My grandma was adopted into an Indian family when she was a baby so she doesn't know who her biological parents are. But apparently at some point of her younger life, an uncle showed her a photo of a Japanese lady in a saree and told her that the lady was her mother and that she was Japanese. The photo 'mysteriously' disappears after that. I dunno! The whole thing sounds like there's more to it but I guess we'll need another weekend off somewhere to discover more juicy details. 

 Poor old horse was falling asleep while we were trying to take photos. quite funny!

heehee cute right!!!! such a classic grandparent pose!

And the parents turn...

Darren was still driving up at this point, I think. So we were hanging around while waiting for him. 

So this was supposed to be a very relaxed, no agenda weekend. Basically we just bummed around and chilled. wow. a lot of words describing the same thing haha.
And of course one must have a yummy barbeque for such a weekend. Here I am with my barbeque face on.

Barbeque photos by dad =)

Marshmallows and smores by the fire we built, mmhmmmm!

Oh we did discover this ridiculously interesting and homey smokehouse. Ye Olde Smokehouse screams ENGLAND and I loveeddd it. Gotta stay there if there's another trip up. The manager is a nice friendly guy, talked us into trying the scones and we ended up having a full on tea there which was, well, either fabulous or we were just that hungry. I'm not quite sure but I know we ALL really enjoyed the food.

I took a bucketful of photos of the place but I shall not bore you with all of them. Besides, the website has photos that are true to the real thing - the "Ashley" room is the one we had a peek into. I could holiday there for sure. 

 haha! classic expression!!

I dunno why but I have a strange liking for books like these, full on photos most of them usually random. I have one called Heads. It has photos of heads. Ok that sounds creepier than it is.  
I have no idea what these are for and what the publishers are thinking, but I do love them. 

John having some manly time in the manly study. 

Yea definitely could do this again for a very quiet holiday.

The pink sky as we headed back down to civilization.