Senin, 30 April 2012


Now, you know, that beside being one of web's leading spots for all things epic, HOLLYWOOD SPY is also a huge supporter of romcoms :) They bring sunshine to our lives. And here's a new one according to "Variety": Jamie Bell and Kate Mara will headline FIGHTING JACOB, in which Bell will play the title role of Jacob "The Manic Maniac" Rosenthal, an up-and-coming boxer whose extreme OCD is the key to his success in the ring. After a devastating breakup with Mara's character, he's forced to evaluate his many neuroses and whether or not he can be truly happy and a great fighter at the same time. We've seen Bell recently in  MAN ON A LEDGE and THE ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN and he is currently shooting the apocalyptic SNOW PIERCER with Chris Evans and Octavia Spencer. And as you remember Jamie Bell has shaped his body to perfection for his role in Roman epic THE EAGLE alongside Channing Tatum, so he won't have problems playing a boxer.
Well, it was only to be expected. After reboots of all possible superhero flicks (the latest one being this summer's SPIDERMAN reboot, and then the SUPERMAN reboot
next year with Henry Cavill) DAREDEVIL is the next in line to get some new groove. According to "Deadline", with the early success of THE AVENGERS in Europe, Marvel and 20th Century Fox have hired a newcomer David James Kelly to pen the reboot. The story will apparently be based on "Born Again" comic book, which finds the Kingpin uncovering blind lawyer Matt Murdoch's red-suited alter ego, and using that information to destroy him. However the filming itself probably won't happen any time soon, since first in line are the new sequel to X-MEN and a reboot of THE FANTASTIC FOUR! As you remember Daredevil was played by Ben Affleck and Kingpin by Colin Farell, and both were rather horrid in their roles.

In the trailer department, I have the second trailer and the second poster for hilarious animated flick HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA which
will hit cinemas this September set in Dracula's lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free from meddling from the human world. But here's a little known fact about Dracula: he is not only the Prince of Darkness, he is also a dad. Over protective of his teenage daughter, Mavis, Dracula fabricates tales of elaborate dangers to dissuade her adventurous spirit. As a haven for Mavis, he opens the Hotel Transylvania, where his daughter and some of the world's most famous monsters - Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more - can kick back in safety and peace. For Dracula, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem - but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis. Adam Sandler will give his voice to Dracula, Kevin James is Frankenstein, Fran Drescher is his bride :),  David Spade is Quasimodo, Steve Buscemi and Molly Shannon are married werewolves and Cee-Lo Green is Mummy!
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Minggu, 29 April 2012


 One of the most talented actresses out there, amazing Toni Collette has been  mentioned a lot recently since she's got four new roles(in ALFRED HITCHCOCK AND THE MAKING OF PSYCHO she plays the director's assistant next to Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, in THE WAY, WAY BACK she will star next to Steve Carell, there are also MISS YOU ALREADY with Jennifer Aniston and LONG WAY DOWN with Pierce Brosnan ), and now she has a brand new one: according to "Variety" she will join young Dev Patel in DEFIANT, a Bill Bennett's thriller set in the world of "honor" killings in India. Based on true events, the story centres on two young lovers in India on the run from their parents who want to kill them because they want to marry against their wishes. When an Emmy winning journalist sets out after them to cover the story, she risks her own life to try and save them. Collette will star as the journalist and Patel will portray one of the lovers. The film will shoot in North India with principal photography slated to begin in late October.
Since it is a huge movie trend to shoot films based on classic novels (ANNA KARENINA with Jude Law and Aaron Johnson, LES
MISERABLES with Hugh Jackman, Eddie Redmayne, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and THERESE RAQUIN which started shooting last week in Serbia with Jessica Lange and Oscar Isaac), Warner Bross. is planning a live action movie adaptation of famous THE JUNGLE BOOK by Rudyard Kipling. The story, which follows a brave boy Mowgli who grew up and lives in a jungle alongside wild animals, will be directed by Steve Kloves who previously directed THE FAMOUS BAKER BOYS and who also did screenplays for all HARRY PLOPPER films. It is interesting that Disney
has, at the same time, bought the film rights on THE GRAVEYARD BOOK by Neil Gaiman, which brings a spin on Kipling's classic by focusing on a boy who wasn't raised by animals in a jungle like Mowgli, but by ghosts at a graveyard.

Universal has released the first trailer for new comedy THIS IS 40 coming to cinemas this December. Directed by Judd Apatow and starring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, the film depicts the cruel
nature of middle age. It's a kind of a sequel to KNOCKED UP from a few years ago since it gives us a look of Pete and Debbie's life a few years after the events from the previous film. The cast also includes Megan Fox, Jason Segel, John Litgow, Melissa McCarthy...
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Sabtu, 28 April 2012


You've probably noticed that the trend of getting famous fairy tales adapted into movies is very dominant currently in Hollywood. We've already seen ALICE IN WONDERLAND, MIRROR MIRROR, RAPUNZEL, HANSEL AND GRETEL are ready to premiere next year, while a number of other projects on SNOW WHITE, CINDERELLA, LITTLE MERMAID are waiting to get into production or to get into cinemas. Definitely one of the more adventurous treats of this kind will be fantasy epic JACK THE GIANT KILLER ready to hit the big screens next year.

Based on the famous fairy tale JACK AND THE GIANT BEAN, fantasy movie JACK THE GIANT KILLER tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway
between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life
to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend, and gets the chance to become a legend himself.
Directed by Bryan Singer with a screenplay by Darren Lemke and Christopher McQuarrie and Dan Studney, the film stars Nicholas Hoult (WARM BODIES, X-MEN FIRST CLASS) in the lead role of young Jack. Eleanor Tomlinson (ALICE IN WONDERLAND, THE
ILLUSIONIST) stars as the brave princess Isabelle who is blasted to the land of the giants when the beanstalk spouts. British superstar Ewan McGregor plays Elmont, the head of the elite royal guard. Ian McShane (THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH, PIRATES OF THE
CARIBBEAN) stars as King Brahmwell, the princess' father, who is none too thrilled about a union between his daughter and a farmer boy, while Bill Nighy and John Kassir star as Fallon, the two-headed leader of the giants. Nighy plays the big head and Kassir plays the smaller head.
Stanley Tucci appears in the film as Lord Roderick, an adviser to the king with designs on usurping power. Australian star Daniel Lapaine (MURRIEL'S WEDDING) will play Jack's dad.

The film was originally supposed to open this June alongside Ridley Scott's PROMETHEUS and this year's biggest animated adventure BRAVE, but since that would be too risky and since the first trailer was faced with the bad comments from always shallow and irresponsible
fanboys, Warner Bros. had decided to push the premiere of Bryan Singer's fantasy epic to March 2013. Aaron Johnson was the first choice for the role of Jack, while Juno Temple was supposed to play the princess. Lily Collins also screen tested for the role, but ended up
playing Snow White in another fairy tale MIRROR MIRROR. The film features a number of truly horrid hairdos, from the one on Nicholas Hoult to the one on Eddie Marsan.
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Jumat, 27 April 2012


While you impatiently wait for STAR TREK II which will appear on the big screens May next year, you might find it interesting to know that British star Benedict Cumberbatch (from BBC's SHERLOCK),
who is playing the villain role in the new adventures of the Enterprise space crew, has revealed that he has bulked up his previously lanky body and has grown two suit sizes. This means that everybody who thought he might be too thin for a scary nemesis, can now rest assured that Cumberbatch will have a muscly physique in the long awaited sf sequel. The film will again star Chris Pine, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, John Cho. You already know, that beside this sf role, we shall see, or hear, Cumberbatch this December in the fantasy epic of the decade - THE HOBBIT in which he plays a double role: he will lend his voice to Smaug, one of the last great dragons of Middle-earth who attacked the Dwarf kingdom of Erebor driving out the Dwarves and taking all of the treasure. He will also voice the Necromancer Ruler of the stronghold of Dol Guldur in southern Mirkwood.More about that in our extensive spotlight on THE HOBBIT cast!

One of the upcoming films which already has quite a strong cast, OUT OF THE FURNACE, has just landed Willem Dafoe. He will join Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana, Casey Affleck, Woody
Harrelson in the story about an ex-con who attempts to blend into his new surroundings in an Indiana town, but is haunted by a figure from his past, as "MovieWeb" reports today. Meanwhile, Irish hunk Colin Farrell, who is awaiting the premier of TOTAL RECALL remake later this year, might join WINTER'S TALE in the lead role, next to Will Smith and Russell Crowe. The complex fantasy story is set in both the 19th Century and present-day Manhattan and Colin would play a thief on the run who, when breaking into a wealthy man’s home, strikes up a relationship with the man’s terminally ill daughter. He later learns that he possesses the gift of reincarnation, and becomes determined to save her life.
Tom Hiddleston and Lily Collins are wanted for the roles in the film as well, and if Farrell doesn't get the role, Akiva Goldsman, the director, will try to negotiate with Welsh star Luke Evans, Liam Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker and Aaron Johnson (they all sound like better choices to me than Farrell).

The only trailer I have for you today is for dramatic comedy HICK which hits cinemas this May, so it's weird that this is the first trailer we see. A rather interesting and gorgeous cast, including Chloe Moretz,
Blake Lively, Eddie Redmayne, Alec Baldwin, Juliette Lewis, Anson Mount, Rory Culkin, stars in the story of a small town teen
Luli who escapes to Las Vegas, leaving behind her alcoholic and abusive parents. Armed with her smarts, a pistol and pocket money, she hitch-
hikes her way west. Along the way, Luli crosses paths with Eddie , an unstable rebel with questionable motives and Glenda , a cocaine-snorting drifter on the run.
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Kamis, 26 April 2012


Last year's animated flick THE SMURFS has become quite a hit around the world, and as I announced before the sequel is planned for 2013. A fresh update on the production over at "The Hollywood Reporter" says that Christina Ricci will lend her voice to Vexi, an evil version of Smurfette, who will again get her voice from that horrid screeching tart Katy Perry. It is also expected that Neil Patrick Harris and Hank Azaria will be in the cast again.  Meanwhile, Paramount has officially confirmed that Saoirse Ronan has joined Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly in dark Biblical epic NOAH and it was revealed that it will be a big, robust production of tremendous scale with the budget being at rather stunning $125 million.

The first photo from Ang Lee's upcoming movie adaptation of famous LIFE OF PI novel is here. Ready to be released this December, the movie revolves around Pi Patel (young Suraj Sharma), who shares a
lifeboat with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, a hyena, an injured zebra, and an orangutan after a shipwreck. All animals in the film are CGI, which makes this picture even more amazing, since the tiger looks
extremely realistic. The film will also star Tobey Maguire and Gerard Depardieu. Speaking of cute animals, Pixar has released new pictures from this year's biggest animated adventure BRAVE showing three
adorable little bears whom Merida comes upon during her mission, and there's also the picture of their mother trying to save Merida from a hole.

And your trailer for today is the first adorable one for the upcoming comedy drama HOPE SPRINGS with Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones
which will hit cinemas this August: Many years of marriage have left Maeve (Meryl Streep) wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a famed relationship guru (Steve Carell) in the town of Great Hope Springs, she must persuade her skeptical husband (Tommy Lee Jones) to get on a plane for an intense week of marriage and sex therapy. Getting there was hard enough... Now shedding their bedroom hang ups, learning some new moves and rediscovering their youthful spark is when the real adventure begins.
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Rabu, 25 April 2012


Now here's quite a rich cast: "Variety" reports today that Armie Hammer, Ben Kingsley, Michael Sheen, Teresa Palmer and John Malkovitch have all joined the cast of CUT BANK. The unusual script of the movie, which was on the famous Black list of the most intriguing plots, is set in Cut Bank, Montana, and centres on a mechanic and an ex-football player who try to get out of the small town, which they discover is frozen in time. As you know Armie Hammer has recently had a role of prince in MIRROR MIRROR and will appear next to Johnny Depp in THE LONE RANGER in the lead role. Ben Kingsley has IRON MAN III to do next year and ARABIAN NIGHTS with Liam Hemsworth, while Teresa Palmer will appear next to Nicholas Hoult in zombie love story WARM BODIES, which also stars the above mentioned John Malkovitch.

We mentioned amazingly talented Australian star Toni Collette last week when she got the role in THE WAY, WAY BACK next to Steve Carell, and now she has some new gigs too: according to "Variety"
she might star in MISS YOU ALREADY next to Jennifer Aniston, as two best friends whose bond weakens when the one played by Aniston discovers she has breast cancer while the other friend played by Collette prepares for the birth of her first child while her husband is away on business. The other project LONG WAY DOWN is based on Nick Hornby's novel of the same name, which centres around four strangers contemplating suicide from the same rooftop on New Year's Eve. Collette will probably play the single mother of a young man with disabilities alongside talk show host played by Pierce Brosnan, who looks to take advantage of the situation for his own gain.

The trailer of the day for you is the first one for this year's LAWLESS flick ready to premiere this August. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman and formerly known as THE WETTEST COUNTY IN THE WORLD, the story of the film is set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, and follows a bootlegging
gang which is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits. It is interesting that Amy Adams and Scarlett Johansson were the first female choices in the film, but the film had problems getting into production, so they both left leaving the job to two much weaker actresses Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikovska. Ryan Gosling was originally planned for the role which later on went to Tom Hardy.
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Selasa, 24 April 2012


As Australian "Daily Telegraph" reports supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw is replacing gorgeous Teresa Palmer in MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, due to constant delays of the production. The complex and expensive film (there were talks that it will cost around $100 million) should finally start shooting later this year. The fourth part of the famous saga, directed by George Miller will have Tom Hardy in the lead role and Charlize Theron as Furiosa, a one armed warrior lady. Since the story is again set in a post-apocalyptic world, women, especially beautiful women, are scarce, so men have been locking them up in cages (I'm shocked, just as you are), and Abbey will be one of them. Young star Nicholas Hoult (X-MEN FIRST CLASS, JACK THE GIANT KILLER) should also be the part of the cast.

 One of the more interesting of the upcoming TV pilots, SyFy's sf project DEFIANCE is quickly adding cast members so that the shooting of the pilot could start later this April in Canada. According to "Digital Spy" the story, set in a futuristic world ravaged by war between humans and aliens, will follow Jeb Nolan (Grant Bowler from TRUE
BLOOD), law-keeper in the town of Defiance, a burgeoning place which becomes caught up in the global conflict. "Vampire Diaries" star Mia Kirshner will play Kenya, the sassy and confident "town madam". "Lost" actress Fionnula Flanagan will also appear in DEFIANCE as Nicky, the former mayor of Defiance, serving as a mentor to her successor Amanda, played by "Dexter"'s Julie Benz.

Meanwhile, "Deadline" reports today of another sf project: the first book of Patrick Ness' "Chaos Walking" trilogy  titled
THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO will get a movie adaptation over at Lionsgate and it will possibly develop into a film franchise. The story is set in a future where humans are trying to colonize a planet similar to Earth. A bizarre infection known as The Noise spreads throughout the planet, which makes all human thought audible. When a corrupt dictator threatens to take control of civilization, a young boy named Todd Hewitt is the only one who can prevent the planet's complete devastation.

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 Our long poll on BEST TV HUNK is over, my dear readers, and after a month of voting and with hundreds of votes, the proud winner is amazing Josh Dallas with 20% of your votes, while David Oakes took
second spot (19%). The two of them were followed by Kit Harington (11%), Jim Caviezel (11%),  Liam McIntyre (9%) and Bradley James (8%)!

Amazing angel eyes fella Josh Dallas has literally appeared from nowhere and immediately seduced millions of fans with his warm charisma, kind nature and mesmerizing looks. No wonder he got the role of Prince Charming in planetary popular fantasy show ONCE UPON A TIME in which he shines every week with his trustworthy and believable portrayal of the prince looking for his Snow White and of a regular guy lost in Storybrooke where he is trying to find his true love. Charm is what he has in tones. Beside the magnificent role in ONCE UPON A TIME, Josh also played the brave swordsman Fandral in last year's blockbuster THOR next to Chris Hemsworth, and will play it again in a sequel to the film. Last year we also saw him in George Lucas'WWII epic RED TAILS, and before that he had guest roles in
DOCTOR WHO, HAWAII FIVE O, CSI... Before his Hollywood career, Josh spent almost ten years in London being a member of many renowned theatre companies such as Royal National Theatre, The English National Opera, The New Shakespeare Company... He got offered the Fandral role in THOR by Kenneth Branagh only five days after returning to the United States.

I'm proud to say that HOLLYWOOD SPY was one of the first sites to follow, notice and write about brilliant David Oakes. Although THE PILLARS OF THE
EARTH was filled with young stars which will later on become popular (Eddie Redmayne, Sam Claflin), David has used his chance and managed to shine himself too in the role of evil and ambitious William Hamleig whose morbid relationship with his own, equally ambitious, mother brings him doom. He was noticed in that role and got an even bigger one in THE BORGIAS, in which he still plays the superficial pope's son Juan Borgia. Beside sharing stunning looks with the above mentioned Josh Dallas, another thing the two of them share is their theatrical career. He has performed in Globe Theatre and the Old Vic. Not sure how is that possible, but he is mentioned in the cast of THE PILLARS OF
THE EARTH follow up, WORLD WITHOUT END in which he is supposed to play Bishop Henry in a cameo role. He is from Britain and has an MA in English and Drama. It is interesting that his father is a Canon of Salisbury Cathedral, the Cathedral that provided much of the source material for "The Pillars of the Earth"!
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Senin, 23 April 2012


One of Reese Witherspoon's future projects, fantasy comedy WISH LIST has finally found its director: according to "The Hollywood Reporter" the movie, scheduled for a 2013 release, will be helmed by BRIDESMAIDS director Paul Feig. The script will see Reese playing a business woman whose all childhood wishes she ever wished suddenly start coming true one by one. Reese is, outside this fun project, trying to take a more serious turn in her career so she has two tough dramas ahead of her: MUD in which Matthew McConaughey will play her soul mate, a charismatic fugitive from the law who is trying to find her with the help of a fourteen year old boy, and DEVIL'S KNOT, in which she will star beside Colin Firth, in a story about three children who were savagely murdered in 1993. Weeks later, police announced the arrest of three teens accused of committing the murders as part of a satanic cult ritual. She will also appear in BIG EYES, next
to Ryan Reynolds. The film explores the relationship between painter Margaret Keane and her husband, Walter, who took credit for her work. He lived the high life while she toiled in relative anonymity in the Bay Area.
And here are some new casting updates from the shooting of BBC's MERLIN fifth season, which was, as you remember, ordered even before the fourth one was aired last Autumn since MERLIN is the show aired in the biggest number of countries around the world. The fifth season, currently being shot in UK, will air from September and beside
Colin Morgan and Bradley Jamesin the lead roles of Merlin and king Arthur (you remember that he became the king in the last season), the cast will also have GAME OF THRONES Liam Cunningham, and "Digital Spy" reports that guest stars Lindsay Duncan (Queen Annis) and Janet Montgomery (Princess Mithian) will also be returning in the new run of the show. Although the show was originally planned to
have five seasons, it could continue with the sixth one as well, if the show remains popular after the fans were deeply disappointed with Arthur marrying horrible Gwen in the last season and her becoming the queen of Camelot. GAME OF THRONES second season, for example, has been losing viewers in UK with each episode since the premiere earlier this month.

The only clip I have for you today is for British comedy drama CHEERFUL WEATHER FOR THE WEDDING. Plot Summary: England, 1932. Today is the wedding day of Dolly Thatcham (Felicity Jones), and her family is arriving at the manor house with all the cheerfulness, chaos and grievances that bubble to the surface at such gatherings. Trouble soon appears in the shape of Joseph (Luke
Treadaway), Dolly's lover from the previous summer, who throws her feelings into turmoil. Dolly's mother (Elizabeth McGovern) will not allow her carefully laid plans for her daughter's future to be threatened, and as the clock ticks, the bride can't decide whether to run away with Joseph or start a new life in Argentina with her husband-to-be.
Your Spy will be out of town tomorrow, so I might be a bit late in responding to your comments and in posting the results of our TV HUNK poll, so be patient, my little freaks :)
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4 things before I fly off

To Osaka!! For a week!! I'm going with my secondary school friends Ripple, her husband and baby Miley (omg I'm so excited about cuddling Miley wtf), Wongsie and Charlene!!

Ripple did all the planning and I didn't have to do anything but pay for tickets and accomodation. It was very shiok. :D

Anyway my flight is going off at 8pm tonight so I am left with like a short while to blog before I go!!

First things first!!

1) Flea

I'm super happy with how the flea went!! The first few batches were a bit frantic as people were rushing to snap up the cameras/phones/contact lens, but it was still managable. I sold off almost everything... Was left with 2 small shopping bags full of clothes which I donated to the Salvation Army.

I can't believe there were people who came in at 4pm to ask if the cameras are sold. -_- The girl who bought both cameras actually came with her boyfriend to queue the night before at 10pm (the sale starts at 12pm the next day), but she was asked to leave as the building needed to be locked up. She then arrived the next day at 5am. That is what I call dedication!! Congrats and hope you love the cameras!!

The queue was really quite long and I'm sorry that some of you queued for a long time but didn't manage to get loads of good stuff. I'd try to buy more things so I can organise another flea next time ok? LOL

Didn't take much pictures since I was quite busy that day so here is one I stole from Shuyin's instagram of me signing autographs. :D

Got no time!! I will upload more pics when I come back.

Thank you so much to Jipaban for organising!!

2) Renovation sponsors

I'm so happy and grateful to announce that I've got MOST of my renovation sponsored!!

The list is not confirmed 100% yet so I'd announce them later but I've been shown so many awesome products and services that I've never known before starting reno!! It's all very eye opening. :D

However, there are some products/services I still require so if you think that your brand could do with some advertising, you can email me!!

I still need:


MOVERS or Moving services



And the last one is a bit complicated... LODGING!!

As I mentioned the renovation took longer than I expected and the house is still in rubbles but Mike and I need to move out of our rental place by the 3rd. We will be homeless wtf...

Therefore I was wondering if there are SERVICE APARTMENTS or HOTELS/MOTELS in Singapore that could offer us a month's lodging in exchange for publicity! :D

I'm actually looking forward to this!! It's like a staycation lol.

So yes if you are interested please email me at xiaxue(at) I might take a bit to reply as I will be in Osaka.

3) New video!

I finally did a new Youtube video!! It's Katy Perry's Interview Magazine's makeup tutorial. Just watch!!

I know I take very long to do videos wtf... Editing and filming takes me like 3 whole days because I am really quite anal about trying to make it as perfect as possible (like I cut out all the "erms" and "so yeahhhhhs") and I'm not as adept on video editing as I am on photoshop.

Then I checked out my Youtube honors for the first time and felt even more guilty:


Show off?

Lol I find people who find it offensive that people "show off" on their blogs are very silly... If a blog is not for showing the world what I love, what makes me happy, and what I'm proud of then what is it for?

Recording down all my disappointments and sadness so I can look upon them and wallow?

Or so I can make YOU feel better about yourself? No thanks... It's to encourage me to do better!! And if you have the right attitude, it should encourage you to do better as well. :)

Anyway... Here are the more high res versions of the photos I took after the video:

4) Unleashed by Nat Ho

I'm sure a lot of you Singaporeans already heard! Nat Ho has released his debut single, UNLEASHED!!!

He actually slaved over his work for months on end. As you all know he used to be an actor but he has always wanted to be a singer... So he quit his acting work at Mediacorp and did this album entirely on his own. It took him so much hard work and money from his own pocket.

I think this sort of attitude is to be applauded. How many of you would not risk losing your day job for chasing your dreams?

And instead of going the "safe" route with a slow Mandarin ballad and an MV of him and a girl kissing under a dreamy looking tree he went all the way out with a fast song in English and a sci-fi futuristic MV.

And what has all these got to do with me? Well the story goes like this...

It was after a Blackberry event and Nat was there... After the event a big group of us had dinner together and I just casually mentioned it was my dream to guest star in an MV!!

Nat at that point was preparing for his album and he said ok, he will keep that in mind and ask me to be in his. I honestly thought he was patronising me but months later I got a call and he said he wants me to be in Unleashed!!

So here I am, in the MV as a Head Nurse!!

Is the MV awesome or what?!

Super proud of Nat and struck something off my bucket list at the same time!!

Be a chio girl in an MV

If you click on the video on youtube you can see that comments aren't all that flattering.

Singaporeans are really such a horrible bunch. Instead of focusing on the big picture and applauding Nat for a well polished MV that he paid for himself, or for having the courage to chase his dreams, they nitpick on the dumbest little things...

Like how the sponsors are so obvious in the MV. I'm sorry, does it not cost money to create such a professional looking video? The costumes, the editing, the directing, the dancers, the music producers etc... ALL COST MONEY. So what's wrong with having corporate sponsors taking some of the burden? It doesn't affect YOU in any way... Nobody is asking you to pay money everytime you spot a brand logo... SO ANGRY FOR WHAT?! Please, be realistic!

And people saying he cannot sing... That his voice is all autotuned... That he is just a pretty face... Right there on the sidebar are related videos of him actually singing. Did you bother to click?

As for the people saying it looks too "kpop"... I don't even see how that is something bad?!

Someone asked on my formspring... Why is everyone gao poring Nat Ho?

For me, besides the obvious reasons I've already stated that 1) I am in the video and 2) I admire anyone who works hard to achieve their dreams instead of just talking 3) I genuinely like the mv and the song... I believe I speak for everyone by saying this: Because Nat is really, really nice!

He is really one of the most hardworking, humble, dedicated artiste I've seen. There are many times I've asked him for help for favours and he always responds above and beyond what I've asked for, even when he is very busy. And even though he is famous, he still does all the "sai gang" by himself like driving all his crew around.

I arrived at 7am for his MV's shoot and had to wait around for some time before my scene as some parts were delayed and he had to accomodate everyone's schedule. Nat kept apologizing to me like a hundred times. He himself shot from like 7am till like 3am or something... It's so much hard work and people can just click on the dislike button so easily. I find it so unfair.

When I was there filming some members of his fan club was there as well and they arrived since 7am and of course stayed the whole time to help out... Buying food for the crew, making milo for everyone and running errands. All of them did this out of their own goodwill because they loved Nat. I looked upon all these with wonder and a bit of jealousy because I wished I had fans who were so super nice too!! (I mean I possibly do have really nice readers and all but they really do adore him so much wtf)

And I just wondered... WHY? Why is everyone so nice to Nat? Other than his fan club, everyone worked till the wee hours of the night for him. I mean, what can possibly make people wake up at 6 in the morning and slave all day long just so he can fulfil his dream????

AND THE ANSWER - IT IS BECAUSE HE IS NICE. Of course, being handsome helps lol but he is really 很会做人 so if anyone deserves success... It is him!

Enough yabbering... Pictures from the Press conference! It was held at GV gold class!!

Qiu and I waiting for the Press conference to start

 What is Nat doing?!

 Oh he is proving he didn't photoshop lol

I was happy to attend with Qiuqiu and Sophie so when we went into the the theatre I just sank into one of the sofas there with them...

Nat's face on the big screen!!

But then Nat said I am to sit in with his panel wtf... I forgot he asked me!!


Excited Nat

And of course I couldn't take pictures during the press conference itself... Afterwards:

Nat with Sophie

And with me!!

Finally... Two pictures of me before I go shower and get ready for JAPANNNNNNNNN

The photos are huge lol. I love that purple headband thingy I bought from Topshop at $33!!

I know it's a bit pricey but it's so gorgeous and I cannot find these things anywhere!! Comes with purple feathers too AREYOUKIDDINGME

And the freaking My Little Pony cropped top from F21. Ahhhhhhh!! Can't take it anymore too I love all my gorgeous shopping.

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