Sunday, September 16, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
http://www.mix.fm/oap/07/mix_livingisp/gallery.asp - middle row last pic
http://www.mix.fm/oap/07/mix_livingisp/gallery.asp?category=246&id=120&whichpage=3&pagesize=15# - see middle row-2nd and 3rd picI'll give her my devoted support to WIN! This weekend's the final weekend...let's see what antics the rest are up to. I'm taking a backseat from now on. Season called me and said he'll do some investigation on my RHB-related complaint... I hope so..that costs me press coverage as I have bought 5 newspapers last Friday and ALL of them came out with pics from RHB. This is excluding Star/NST/Malay Mail which my friends buy (So I won't) but I bet the same pic came out there..without me..
To the rest still in the race, GOOD LUCK! Churn out some good stuff for the rest of us to look at! ;)
Monday, September 10, 2007
My office had some visitors hence I did not bring ISP down.
I feel quite demotivated as well by the above fact and the fact that the MixFM website had not updated their site of pics since mid of last week...I did upload a lot of pics over there. I do wish the scoring of this competition is more transparent!
I watched E! (mindless entertainment!) for half the night and the other half finishing a book which I started few weeks back! Yeap, more chilling out...I'm no longer going out of my way to bring ISP around seeing that they weren't getting good response! For the contestants who made it to top 15, good luck and keep chasing! Tomorrow's another day! I hadn't even bothered to check newspapers/websites for any pics/news over the weekend..
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
Yes, I know...I did not live up to my pledge but I did go to the MATTA fair to look up some info for a trip to ZhuJaiGao, a scenic spot in China. If I brought ISP along, I would be denied entry and hence, I would not be able to get the information I wanted!
Nope, no pics today. I was feeling pretty disspirited (if there's a word like that) by the whole kicked-out issue... I'm looking forward to an early sleep tonight as I've gotta be up early tomorrow morning and a full day ahead!
Thursday, September 6, 2007
When the entire thing was over (it only lasted say 30 minutes? talk about press conference... and Jaclyn/OAG didn't perform as well), Joanne and Ira (another 2 contestants) came by. We managed to take pics together. It's a rare moment, 3 ISPs together! And 2 lucky spotters managed to get us all together! Vernicer (search http://www.deviantart.com/ with the term: by:passionheart and her photo gallery is there), a budding photographer helped us take some of the pics below. Thanks loads Vernicer! BTW, your handwriting really looks like my sis'! Seriously...
And yes, I'm still upset..I left a few voicemails for Season (project manager of this competition) and Ramesh Nair (MixFM's programme manager) whose nos were given to me after I called a MixFM DJ up about my horrid experience. Needless to say, they hadn't gotten back to me...
Oh yea, I added tanglungs for ISP but Pietro's kept falling off. I guess he didn't really like it. =)
I brought ISP to Santini KLCC for happy hour drinks after 7pm and sat there with my excolleagues eating our rice paella and having many pints for 2 hours plus..no spotters. Upset till I chose not to take pics that evening.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
I went to Nail Parlour to get some nail polish which claims to prevent nail breakage for my mom (I'd promised to get her specifically that since she saw it on my Shape magazine and being consumers, we all fall for advertised products!). After that, I basically walked around just looking to be spotted. Hehe, a few spotted me which I'm happy! A pretty lady stopped me and asked for a picture as I was looking at the directory planning my route around. She said her 6-year old daughter listens to MixFM on the way to school everyday and she's excited about the whole ISP thing. How sweet! So- here we go- 'Li-Shern, your mom took this pic for you!' So, we took a picture together and I mentioned I will include her on my blog. MixFM, if you're reading this, part of your audience are 6 years old so please, be decent and set a good example!
Here's one at the Johnson Baby fair at the concourse, I did try to approach the bunch of kids with their parents and voiced my plight but they were shaking their heads (those kids..really) and didn't want to have their pics taken.
I continued my rounds around the New Wing and discovered RHB themselves were having a roadshow on their RHB Bonanza Craze. I managed to get some of the RHB sales staff who were lovely people to take a pic with me beside that box where customers can stand inside the 'cash tornado' and grab moolah! There wasn't much people around that area and I managed to get some guys who were LKW students (Sharjeel, Nicholas and Sean) nearby to spot me as well ie. cajoule into taking our pics to get moolah! To my surprise, only a handful out of the RHB sales staff I met there knew there were ISPs going around and what I was doing with ISP over there. However, one was kind enough to let me know that there would a press conference tomorrow with Jaclyn Victor (Malaysian Idol winnder) and OAG (a local rock band) and I should turn up to meet the objectives of this competition. I thanked her and said I'll be back tomorrow for that!
I went to the Old Wing to drop by the Taiwan Fastfood place which sells one of the best seasoned chicken in town: XXL Crispy Chicken (located near the TGV cinema entrance) minus all the flour and oil and MSG.. and another spotter approached me! Hehe, I had to cajoule her, Sue and her guy friend, Kar Meng into taking a pic with me as she just stood by to admire ISP. Of course, meeting all those spotters, I did provide advice on how to obtain the cash and all.
After that, I left One U as I had a movie date at Midvalley Megamall. Something funny happened at the junction outside One U (the major junction with traffic lights). Anyhow, while waiting for the light to turn red, I looked to my right and lo behold, I saw an Indian guy in the car and right next to him was a board resembling my ISP! I was so delighted that I started to honk repeatedly and I guess he heard me so he turned. I kept waving and pointing to my ISP lying behind me and then his. Haha. He wound down the window and we had a short talk between us. Ok, I wouldn't advise you guys to follow what I did..it's entirely stupid,crazy and dangerous. Only ISP carriers are entitled to do that...and honestly, I think we (the ISP carriers) lived up to that! He said his sister who was the actual ISP carrier was still in One U with the front portion of the board and he's just fetching the back portion back home. It was easier for her to carry just the front part. Haha...so ISP, you're being carried in halfform around town as well apart from being decorated, written on, carried on backs ie. The traffic lights turned green, we both yelled GOOD LUCK and both of us departed on our own ways.
I reached Midvalley Megamall and collected tickets which I purchased online to watch Ratatouille. I went to the arcade there for a short bit as my date wanted to play 'The King of Fighters' for a short bit. So, I happily paraded ISP there.Ratatouille (pronounced as Rat-a-tou-iee) was a delightful movie! Another movie to watch for you movie freaks out there! The food looks really surreal and I was marvelling at the technology behind it as well...every hair looked real on the rat and there was a water scene that you should watch out for...amazing! And Eiffel Tower looks amazing even on 2d animation and...very real. Before Ratatouille started, there was a short Pixar animation called 'Lifted' which I watched off youtube a few weeks back (my sis gave me the link). Just run a search on 'Pixar Lifted' on Youtube and you should be able to watch it as well. I didn't mind watching it again, it was quite funny. Despite having an argument with my date as he wasn't comfortable with bringing the ISP into the cinema and I eventually had to put ISP back into my car to avoid further conflict, the movie did lift my mood a little..and his as well. Yup, ISP carriers everywhere are facing emotional as well as physical damages. The bruises are coming back now but I hadn't captured any pictures as I was too sleepy by the time I got back home. People around me were getting irked by the fact that I'm carrying ISP everywhere I go and some aren't too comfortable with the whole idea...
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
I managed to obtain a VCR (yes, this is already an obsolete item...) to watch the tapes recorded of TV3 Ambang Merdeka which was broadcasted on Merdeka Eve and Merdeka Day (thanks to Edmund's mom for recording them for me during my absence in KL) at 2 am this morning from Su as we went her back to her place before her flight today.
Haha, imagine trying to set up the VCR with my telly. At first I tried to hook up to my tv using the yellow-white-red wires I managed to find in my cupboard somewhere from the PS2 set and play an old VCR tape just to test it out. It appeared really bad and Su did tell me that it had been sitting there unused for FIVE years.
I managed to find the cleaning tape for VCRs at home but the liquid had dried up. It's like a normal VCR tape but instead of black film-type tape inside, it's white fabric-type tape in place of that black film. You're supposed to put a few drops of that cleaning liquid on it and run the tape in the VCR for a few seconds. I saw a few brown spots on that cleaning tape as well. Haha, there's a mini mushroom farm growing too.
So, I went to Jusco with ISP and tried to find some cleaning solution to use for VCR. No luck. I did manage to spot one VCR machine which is still selling for RM300 (meaning it still has that much of value! surprise surprise!). At the end, I bought the cleaning fluid for cassette players. I suppose they should work the same. I went back home, put some drops on the white tape of the cleaning tape and ran it on the VCR for few minutes. I tried playing the tapes again but it wasn't clear as well. It turns out that the tape was recorded in an extended mode ie. you can use a 2-hour-long tape to record for 4 hours. Some compression thingie I guess. So, everything was fastforwarded in speed even though I was playing it on normal play speed.
Hence I had to go back to my recording source and play the tapes there. I hogged Auntie's machine for 3 hours plus to go through every single minute of the tape and of course, I fastforwarded through the advertisement section! To my disappointment, no, I didn't appear. They must have left me out. Somehow, I wasn't surprised since mixfm was displayed across the top of ISP and mixfm is from Astro...no way TV3 would wanna broadcast it. Anyway, shall look out for Astro recording crew next time. I watched through an entire 2 hour black/white movie called 'Leftenan Adnan' and another 2 hours of a locally recorded gameshow. This was recorded on Merdeka Day itself between 10pm and 2 am. And then I sat through another 3 hours of 'live telecast recording', squinting at the screen for ANY sort of ISPs (I saw none). I did see a few recorded clips of other people but not me. But it did instill a certain sense of pride when I watched Pak Lah repeatedly holler 'Merdeka!'! =) It sounded exactly like Tunku back 50 years ago which was shown a few times on other segments of the tape, all in blackwhite display on that square. Ah well, I tried, I suppose.
Disappointed and eyes dead tired, I didn't go out for the whole day....and had an early sleep. I did get a call from a MixFM staff asking what have I been doing (o yes, for the readers out there...they do DO spotchecks on us) and I said I was gonna watch recordings..this happened on my way to Jusco.
Monday, September 3, 2007
After that launch, we headed towards KLCC's food court to catch some brunch since we went to the launch on empty stomaches. On the way there, a security guard approached us and practically told us off for bringing ISP along. We then mentioned that we wanted to have a meal at the foodcourt and then he relented by saying that we got to carry it face inwards and to leave AFTER having the meal. Joanne and I left without having that meal. Talk about the cheek..it wasn't that we were handing out leaflets or anything to promote. It's the same concept- if you're wearing a shirt with Levi's printed across, you're expecting to take it off in public places? Man.... the guard even said that he mentioned the same to another 2 of my friends yesterday (Sunday). LOL, sorry security dude, I don't know which other 2 friends but I assume he meant another 2 recruiters. This competition's beginning to get ugly response from certain parties. Since Joanne was on halfday, we didn't bother to pursue it and went to eat chicken horfun at Imbi, loads nicer than most food we can find at the foodcourt! ;)
After brunch, I headed back home and rested a while. We went to Uptown midevening with Aleks (thanks for tagging along and being a delightful companion) to collect new jeans I won from an online Levis contest. These jeans are from the Skinny Fit line which Jolin Tsai, a Taiwanese artist promotes on the ad hanging in local Levi's stores. Well, I'd have to cut my legs into 2 to at least look nice in this pair..I did send word out to close friends to try and I'd sell it to them at half price but there weren't enough time for most to do so and most of the shops in KL/PJ have sold out their stock on this style.. so I guess I'm having a limited edition pair of jeans which I can't wear...well, not at least now. As I'm telling my galpals, I'm gonna hang this up and look at it everyday as I work on my legs..lol. Anyone who's interested in this pair: size 27, pls feel free to post me. Waist and hips fit fine, a lil loose...just that my big calves doesn't really go with this cut! Ika and Serena were there during the collection as well, so if you both are interested, feel free to let me know..we're living under the same roof now you know. We all enjoyed bubble tea after that on the way back home. Tonight, we were having drinks and supper at a mamak at Tmn Desa to bid Su who was going back to Hawaii where an accident actually happened right infront of the mamak place. No press though- unlucky for ISP.