When Simon + Eddy from Tempus first asked me to emcee it,
they said they didn't want a personality who has emceed typically before.
I remembered what SmallSerena told me before about undercutting,
and therefore quoted them market price before proceeding.
A month after that, they said they could get a male emcee as well,
and were thinking of Rudy.
I replied that i couldn't think of anyone else i'd rather emcee with!
They first told me the initial date for the event was Jan 12th,
and i wanted to strangle myself,
but maintained with a squeak instead.
Jan 12th was the night of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in Singapore.
But i didn't have to think twice that work like this was more important,
so i dismissed it.
Then in early Jan, the Blackberry date was confirmed for Jan 14th,
and i was like, "MANNNNNNNNNNNN!"
and tried ignoring ALL tweets saying how AMAZING the Yeahx3 was,
cos i couldn't get tix anymore.
Couldn't be helped and i'll just throw a Yeahx3 party for myself.
In my room.
Anyway i was totally okay the week before the event,
it was the DAY before that i started freaking out.
I'm trying to count how many times i've emceed before (sorta).
Okay i did some Junk one years ago with KinkyPugKevin,
i emceed FoxyLisa's wedding (but i don't think that counts!),
something at Attic...
did the opening for Styliste,
and... that's it, i think!
I wrote a bit of the below last week:
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Stress balls till they drop off.
If i had balls.
See what this is doing to my head!
Am reading through the prompt sheet and imagining what would happen if i said the wrong word/name.
Imagination progressed into a scene of me blushing and stuttering on stage.
What was i thinking?
WHY did i take up this job?
The whole point was to try something new,
and i can't be a scaredy cat and not try it.
Every other host you spoke to told you they were super nervous as well.
That's right, so it's okay to feel nervous.
Just shut up and breathe.
Now i know why emcees are paid so much
It's kinda like money for - "Don't you dare fuck up!"
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Then i didn't write anymore cos i went to meet RowdyRudy for dinner,
and go over our parts to say.
"Are you nervous?"
"Yes. *flops on table*"
"Just pretend it's like Cat Got Your Tongue! Come one... you've done this loads of times before!"
"Yeah, like Cat Got Your Tongue! *sits up brightly* ... but it's NOT. It's for... *whispers*... Blackberry *flops again."
He couldn't say anything to that.
On the day of the event, we all met up in Neo at 12:30pm for a dry run (which didn't happen)
and for the media launch which was at 3pm.
I was really bored with all that waiting around,
so took pictures (being the blogger-posing-as-emcee i am).
The media launch went well (minus one minor f-up from me >.<)
and i felt much better and ready for the evening event.
Went back to the hotel room they provided us to rest at.
I had 2 and a half hours to get make up done,
and RowdyRudy flat out refused to let me off the premises,
cos i initially planned to have it done by Milcah at her salon @ Plaza Damas.
The night before, i suddenly thought of MaintainMing
and asked him whether he'd help me do my make up.
He replied: "Of course. I want all my bitches to look good."
and i almost cried with joy.
Yeah, i was so stressed okay. Got me superemo.
All the clothes i brought, cos couldn't decide in morning what to wear for night event.
My amazing X-Mini speakers (from Machines @ Gardens)
SpankyCammy introduced it to me last year,
and it's super loud!
Not to mention you charge it via USB cable so no batteries wasted/needed!
At the night event,
RowdyRudy and i were going over the prompt sheet just before starting,
and i'm sorry to everyone who came to say hi...
i really couldn't talk to you then cos i was a ball of nerves all over again and wanted to remember what i was supposed to say on stage!
The event went well...
the moment i got on stage,
i totally forgot about my nerves,
forgot what time it was,
and had a LOT of fun!
I think it was the adrenaline (+ 2 flutes of bubbly)
and just remembering to self to smize smize smize!
Four Blackberry smartphones were given out that night,
with 2 going to Best Dressed Male + Female.
[photo credit: Renee Tay]
Winner was based on crowd's cheers,
with Andrea and Rahul winning a Blackberry each.
There was another game called "Touchy Touchy" (Disclaimer: not of my creation)
where 6 ppl were asked to volunteer themselves.
3 celebs (Azura Zainal, Stephanie Chai, Will Quah) were then blindfolded
and requested to pick as many Post-its as they could off the remaining 3 volunteers' bodies.
Will Quah had to grope Jonathan Putra,
and needless to say...
he won the game with a total of 16 Post-its.
Eddy + Simon, from Tempus
AshleyTheMonkey and i
picture stolen from her FB cos it's so much nicer than the one i have
Check out SunshineySteph's website called The Wedding Guide!
Kyan Yap coulda gone up for Best Dressed too...
KrazyKatKyan, LiMei, DidiBuli + moi
Shan + KinkyPug
Gorgeous Roxy of sevendays, wearing the Chris Kane x Topshop croc tee
AdamPoserPan and his gf Eryana
Joe + Nadia
Ash, Hansen, David, Azura
FaiTheMai + Olivia
Rina + Renee
Dax + DikHaHaHau
KrazyKat + Will
MaintainMing, DidiBuli, me + NiniSuci (haha, sorry, tried to think of something that rhymes with 'buli')
Andrea + Nadz
Nadia, MadcapperSa + moi
StephTheVolcano; RainbowGayDave; me; Jessica; DarlingDhanya; SpankyCammy
MaintainMing + Niki Cheong
Big love to Ming, who did my make up that night.
He does for shoots, events + weddings (?)
If you wanna get him to do yours, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to others who came (but i failed to get a picture...) i.e. SmallSerena, Liza, ThatGirlCynthia, Jehan Miskin, KimberlyCun, Gareth Shaolin Tiger, Andrew Westwood, Chermaine Poo, Daniel Henry, JP (but i don't think he cares cos he won a phone!), and urm i'm sure i forgot to mention more...
I went home absolutely tipsy and exhausted to read all these really nice Tweets...
Thank you all so much... i really felt a lot of support that night!
*finishes giving award speech*
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