Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Just finished four articles! Yes!!! Terasa rajin sangat hari ni. I feel a sense of accomplishment. Even managed to answer all my emails, and prepare for another big meeting tomorrow.

Wow! I feel good!

It's like having an orgasm... only it lasts much longer.

Heh... hari ni serious aku sibukkan diri so I have less on my plate to deal with.

Am going to sleep in a while. Did my usual of checking out news items before going to bed.

No, I won't mention anything about my experience with the tremors everyone felt after the earthquake and the tsunami off Sumatera.

Seriously, I was in front of my laptop and didn't feel anything. What tremors?

Read news reports where everyone said they felt this and that. Damn! How come I always get left out of the loop.

Anyway, condolences to our brothers and sisters who faced losses. Hope help gets to them in time to minimise their anguish.

On a lighter note, read something that made my day.

Miss World Singapore Ris Low has actually agreed to let go of her title! In case you don't know who Ris is, she's a pop icon! Heh! Saw the video everyone was talking about ages ago... but if you haven't see it, here it is. Watch this first. It'll make your day for sure. So do as Miss Beyonce says, and LISTEN!

Hah! Damn any of you who said Singaporeans don't have a sense of humour. The Miss World Singapore judges definitely did, picking her.

Ah.. but the drama doesn't end there.

Here's the latest. Headlines have proclaimed that two months before the Miss World Singapore pageant, Ris 'BOOMZ' Low was sentenced to 24 months’ probation for using illegally obtained credit cards to purchase jewelery, lingerie and a cellphone as well as for dining at posh restaurants, all running up a bill close to S$8,000 (RM19,840).

It was also reported that Low admitted that she started stealing Pokeman cards when she was young and credit cards when she grew up.

In the interview, Low also said that the act of stealing gave her a sense of satisfaction. Klepto alert! (well, not really cause kleptomaniacs by definition feel GUILT after they've done the act)

Anyway, after all the fuss about her command of English, people were out for blood, and she said she wouldn't let go of her crown or something cause she wanted to chase her dream. Oh wow. There were some rants about how people should be more forgiving etc and basically she made herself sound like she had discovered a cure for cancer.

It's a beauty pageant. Reality check!

Anyway, she finally backed down and let go of her crown.

Anyway, that's what happens when you're in the public eye. Deal with it.

Oh by the way... Eva Ellinghausen, the journo who did the initial interview and the one below - I'll say this. I bet you had fun covering this. Hah!

Anyway, wonder who will take over the crown. Judging by the video below, it's going to be hard. Do you pick one with a double chin, or one who has a name like an anti zit ointment.

By the way - are you surprised she picked money over power? Wonder if she intends to buy power on CREDIT!

I know Singaporeans have some of the most gorgeous women about - so why is it none of them are in Miss Singapore World?

Oh well...

Time to sleep...

PS - It was reported that Ris has bipolar disorder and some people tied it with the whole credit card thing. Er... I don't think so. Impulse disorders like bipolar - has nothing to do with that, or her speech impediment.

PPS - My heart goes out to Ris. Honestly. Yes, I'm having a good laugh. But I don't feel guilty or bad. I wasn't the one who took and used the credit cards. But I do hope she stays strong and learns from this whole episode. In fact, if someone media savvy signed her on to manage her career, they may just make a bundle. After all - one thing for sure - everyone in Singapore knows her now. Use that - take advantage of the situation.