Saturday, August 30, 2008

I'm on TV!

Part of my job is to attend events, product launches and give interviews. Also, to appear on TV or pop up on radio shows to impart my wisdom on celebrity matters (hahaha!). Anyway, the stuff here are a few weeks old so that hopefully, you didn't see me on TV making a fool of myself. I'm not the type to promote my appearances. I did that once and then all I got from friends and family were, "Who did your makeup? You looked like a tranny!", "You look really fat.", "Why can't you speak in straight English?" (this was on a Tagalog morning show), and my favorite: "On TV, you look drunk." So strange! I don't even drink alcohol (I'm allergic)!

But Mary Kay sent me this YouTube link and it's so embarrassing but in a I-can-laugh-at-me sorta way. I'm the talkative girl being made up. I'm sure the Mary Kay artist was silently wishing me to shut up hehehe. You have to watch until the end of the clip where I'm smiling and then I thought the photographer was done and then he asked me for another shot. I'm so FAKE!

Below is a behind-the-scenes look of me and Nikki, associate fashion and beauty editor, on a guest stint on "The Sweet Life." We were talking about how to look good in anything, courtesy of tips from Hollywood stars. I'm wearing my silk Jill Stuart dress and beige Nine West pumps. Just sayin'! Look at hosts Lucy Torres and Wilma Doesnt. They are soooo thin! And pretty. Sigh!

Seriously though, guesting on TV is no joke. Aside from the absolute certainty that I am going to make a big blunder (I curse like a sailor and I have a tendency to spill secrets), there's the more distressing problem of waiting and waiting and waiting...

We were asked to arrive at 9 PM but the taping didn't start till 12 midnight. Then we were on that set for about 5 minutes. With editing, the clip on TV will run for a mere 2 or 3 minutes. But you waited a few hours just to have that done! It's not their fault. That's how TV really is. That's why I like live TV more. Sure, you have this HUGE opportunity to make a terrible mistake but at least the whole ordeal is over and done with in 15 minutes!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

The world is just awesome!

I love this Discovery Channel commercial. As regular readers of Topaz Horizon know, I'm a huge fan of this beautiful planet. So when Discovery Channel played this and I saw it, I got all misty-eyed. I always shout to the hubby when it's playing, "Baby, the boom-de-yaya ad is on!" And then I just sit in front of the TV and bask in the love of my fellow men for Planet Earth.

Nope, it never gets old.

Separated at birth: Shiloh and Tweety

At OK!, we have a running joke that Shiloh Jolie-Pitt is the twin of Tweety Bird. Whenever we have a feature on stars with striking resemblances, we always want to put Shiloh and Tweety in but of course we can't because that would be, uh, mean hehe. So you can just imagine my delight when I found this on YouTube: