This blogpost is about my interview experiences at the Internet Broadcasting Station iN988.com (and how you can learn from my mistakes), my first order of yummy customized cupcakes from the famous Twelve Cupcakes, an extraordinary dining experience at Eighteen Chefs, and a Bloggers’ Event that gave me cold feet while another promised me great skin! Read on…
Getting interviewed on in988.com is quite the ‘in’ thing now. But it is a decidedly different ball game from the usual interviews on 938LIVE or MediaCorp TV.
This is my experience…
My first interview was with 3 VJs – Roger, Abigail and Sharifah:
I must say I was totally at a loss when interviewed by 3 very eloquent and very quick-witted hosts. It was a bit difficult for me to be in control of the conversation or convey what was on my mind. At one point, it even appeared that I was interviewing Roger instead of being interviewed by him (because he was asking me to demonstrate what I’d do or say when interviewing people). *Note to self: learn how to steer conversation back on track (>_<)
Having said that, they are really nice folks. I couldn’t help but give Abigail a hug just before I left the station, as she very kindly escorted me to the front door.
The second interview was with VJ Nick Sim (in the checkered shirt):
Nick’s more blunt with his words so I really should have pointed out right from the start that I don’t usually conduct interviews in Mandarin so the VJ and audience will be more forgiving. XD Note to self: Always state upfront that you don’t speak very well then astound people after that.
So that’s the interview bit… and on to the yummy cupcakes…
I ordered these cupcakes to thank some of the people who have been voting for me to win the Best Individual Blog award at the Singapore Blog Awards 2012. Voting closes soon (end of this month, in fact), so please go vote if you haven’t already done so!
The cupcakes state “THX 4 VOTING” (I know it’s not immediately obvious to some).
The Red Velvet ones look a little out of shape because of a sudden e-brake while driving (hehe!) but they still tasted really yummy. (The other 2 flavors are Chocolate Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chocolate)
If you’ve been voting for me but didn’t get to eat these cupcakes, no worries, I will place another order should I actually win the blog award!
I invited Chef Benny to my BBQ at Tagline Prawning and the boss of Tagline caught a patin fish for Benny, who had never cooked patin before.
Here’s the boss, Dennis, with Chef Benny
Chef in the kitchen
The sambal and Thai green curry patin dishes tasted really DELICIOUS!
I never knew the patin fish could taste so good! Apparently I used to cook it the wrong way. Or rather, I used to slice it the wrong way! Apparently the fish is supposed to be cut the way a long sushi roll is cut into smaller pieces. I used to just steam a huge chunk of the fish and it didn’t always turn out yummy.
Also learnt something new from the Chef: do not wash the fish you are going to cook. Use a clean towel to ‘pat’ the fish if you’re concerned about cleanliness but do not rinse the fish under tap water which contains fluoride.
[Bloggers' Event 1]
Amanda invited me to the Lush founder-meets-bloggers event.
Making fun of her rainbow socks while waiting for the event to commence:
And the highlight of the Lush event gave us cold feet:
Apparently, their latest range of cosmetics (priced from $25-$30) come in various colors tagged with characteristics like “Bubbly”, “Confident”, “Glamorous” and more. So choose 3 colors out of those you see on the wheel and 3 products will surface, pouring some water onto the hidden dry ice creates the magical smoky feel and you get a reading about what the colors and their accompanying characteristics tell us about how you are feeling.
I’m not too sure if buying a “Bubbly” eyeshadow will make an introverted person suddenly bubbly, but I guess it’s worth a try. Also, if you don’t want to spend thousands on a Charisma course, you can buy “Charisma” which comes in a convenient little pot you can stick into your purse.
[Bloggers' Event 2]
Another Bloggers’ Event I attended brought me onto a yacht (finally! an item struck off my to-do list, i.e. sail on a yacht)
The Bloggers’ Event was organized to let us know about the launch of Skinbiotics, which is endorsed by local celebrity, Fann Wong:
Each blogger took home 2 boxes of Reactiv 01 and 1 box of Reactiv 02 (for our mothers). You can view the pricing below and make your purchases at shopatwatsons.com.sg.
I’ve started taking the Reactiv 01 today and will blog about any visible improvements at the end of the week. You can wait for my review before deciding to buy anything.
So there you go. The above are some snippets of my life from the past 10 days or so. Did a couple more fun things which I’ll blog about a little later. So come back again soon!