Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
I went to yet another kaamatan festival few weeks back (around my kampung area), and the ‘special’ guests for that day were our very own AF finalists, Velvet and Stacey. Velvet belted out some songs and Stacey was not allowed to sing (yet!) but she brought the whole Trek Selebriti crew along instead! Trek Selebriti is a TV program on ASTRO which features interviews with artistes and celebrities the ‘informal’ way. Meaning that all interviews can be conducted anywhere but in the stuffy studio. So we got to have a closer view of the TV host Jimmy who’s famous for his phrase, “Yezzar!” He looked like the skinny version of me if I were a boy hahaha. If I had a brother I think he will looked like Jimmy, except if he does workouts ;p Practically everyone (majority girls) wanted to take pics with Mr. Jimmy. Mum told me to get a pic too, and I was like, no way! I don’t want to look like a desperate fan with a stupid grin on my face. Anyway, few people got interviewed, including one of the old neneks hehe. She was commenting on the food while waiting for her turn at the buffet table. Can’t wait to watch it on tv soon! Hmm I was at the buffet table at that time too, maybe there’ll be a glimpse of me in the scene yahaha…just watch out for the skinny girl in aquamarine MNG spaghetti-strapped top!
As usual, the highlight for the day was the beauty contest. Oh, but before that, I must tell you about the judges. Silly me for not taking their pic that time. They were former beauty queens, and of course, all looked drop dead gorgeous. Kathie Renjus was the head judge and she was wearing a cute strapless black baby doll with flower motifs over jeans. Sitting on her right was Francesca Julian, looking like a China doll with long, straight black hair and bangs. She wore this very designer-y halter backless dress with a very looow neckline. And on Kathie’s left was the newly crowned Miss Sabah, Devenna Jaikob who was clad in black from head to toe. She looked slimmer and definitely younger in person without all the heavy makeup. Mum said she’s pretty, and I think she needs to smile more ‘cos she’s got a great smile.
Back to the beauty contest, I think all of us expected this girl Joanne to win the title since she was the 1st runner-up for Miss Sabah and also for the previous UPKO Kaamatan (where they had about 40 contestants!). And this was just a kampung level competition only, so our bets were all on her. However, very surprisingly, she got 3rd place in the end! I tell you our jaws practically fell to the ground and nearly cried out, “Whaaa..?!” Apparently, her costume was a mess (it was crooked), and Mum said her accessories weren’t original. Plus, her hairdo wasn’t well styled. So moral of the story is? No matter how pretty and how good you are in the Q&A session, don’t ignore other factors which are also crucial to the markings hehe. Basically, put in effort in all aspects of the contest.
Oh, and guess how many people attended the Komulakan’s 3rd monthly gathering? We have about hundreds of members, and only TWO showed up – which is me (of course! I’m the organizer), and the vice deputy no. 1. But we told ourselves, the show must go on, we must maintain the flow of the gathering etc etc… and so we had a nice dinner at Pizza Hut. Sometimes less people is good ‘cos there is so much to talk about. We yakked and laugh non-stop and nearly left our spaghetti and pizza to freeze!
So yeah, I had a nice weekend. Today marks the 3rd day of June (wow! It’s already mid-year!). Next week will also be the end of my probation period and I can’t wait to get the goodies at vastly discounted prices!! What are they? Tell you later lah ;p
for those who don't know...this is stacy's daddy hehe ;p
say hi to gorgeous velvet! her younger sis took part in the sugandoi (singing contest) and got 2nd place.work harder, little sis!
the newly crowned miss georgina. she's got elegant style :)
the other winners. The one we thought will win is the tallest at the back hihi...