Saturday, March 27, 2010

Going to Melbourne & Adelaide mate!

I should stop adding the word mate when referring to Australia. Hmm.

This calls for a BFFG!

I just coined the term - best friends forever gathering! I am FRIGGIN' excited to meet my bestfriends back in Adelaide again. Like seriously. I love them to death, you guys know who you are.

I bought this cheapass graduation-mightbe dress, it kinda looks slutty come to think about it.

Bye KL! See you back in a week's time!

Love & peace,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Deepest condolences to Aunty Moun & Family

I wish I could be there to have sooth the pain, Aunty Moun, Bryan, Cilla and other close families of Uncle Joannes, I love you, and I love you guys. My heart and prayer is with you always.

Thank you for all the things you've done to help my family all these while. I will keep those memories dear to my heart. I will keep praying for you and your family, while I put the rest to God. He has better plans for all of us.


Love & peace,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Adam Lambert in Singapore 2010!

So many things going on in my life, I've lost track of time. I have a bit of breather now, but for some strange reason time speeds up to you like mad.

Last week I had the privilege to catch Adam Lambert's For Your Entertainment Showcase in Singapore. My trip was an all-sponsored trip by Maxis Hotlink! Thank you Maxis Hotlink!

I got the first CD for free while the second was bought for Candice by Brian. Massive fan of Lambert, she gets angry when people started poking fun of his makeup ability. Damn cool okay!

The concert was a showcase, something like a teaser premier of his album For Your Entertainment. He performed 6 songs, 5 from his latest album and another one which was an idol favourite, Donny Darko's Mad World. It was an uptempo cover - unique, but he still did justice to the song.

Autograph session with his fans :) The crowd was pretty massive all with their funky hairdo and wardrobe. The line was from the crowd area at Bugis Junction right up to its end. Check out them happy fans :)

The next day of the showcase, the bloggers and the media team interviewed Adam Lambert! The whole bunch of us were quite nervous because this guy's pretty huge (also literally), cause it's just Adam-freaking-Lambert damnit. He's that eccentric Gaga and Madonna, no matter how much we're not allowed to compare to.

Omg, I have to tell you this.

When I was walking towards him, I sat down and he thought I wanted to hug him. So he asked me,

Wanna hug?

*blur* I said, NO.

And then sense hit me like a big fat rock on my face.

No I meant yes! But I wanted you to sign first! and then I hug you....


I hugged him a couple of times eventually. I know right, so weird?

These big media guns are so down to earth, it was a pleasure to have met them and knew them. They were such sweethearts telling us awesome things about their job, and the awesomer people that they get to meet.

Here's Mei Ann - Hot Magazine's editor. Bubbly!

Gordon Kho - Galaxie editor and Ann Marie Star Entertainment writer. Both very experienced in this field, gives us newbies in awe of learning all things media. Ann Marie and Gordon shared us all their big celebs interviews they've done before. So interesting!

Mmmm, Mos Burger! Was contemplating of whether to eat it then, thankfully I did! It was so friggin' awesome. About 3.50SG bucks? Cheap for their dollar money!

...and before that I had this :) My favourite roti bakar and tea. It's the best breakfast. Sweet and simple, so Malaysian!

That night itself there were a bunch of hardcore Lambert fans - look at them all dressed up! Noted that it took us about 15 minutes to get ready and this was what they could come up with. Awesome right? Kudos!

Lambert's bandmates :) Apparently, according to Rachel they were quite hamsap to her. Haha!

Awesome concert partners, was a pleasure to have met you Kevin! You're a such a sweetheart! I come Singapore I come find you okay, can or not :)

Universal Studios wasn't officially open then... so we were among the lucky people who gets to experience pre-launch! Yeay!

Am so glad I gave my mum the "Aunty-killer" Adam Lambert's CD. She loved it. Anything for mummy :)

Love & peace,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Thank you,

Because of you guys at Maxis Hotlink I get to meet up with Adam Lambert and had one awesome interview with the guy who rocks guy-liner a little too well! :) Don't worry guys, full-update coming up after this post!

Stay tuned!

Love & peace,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

I'm going for Adam Lambert in Singapore, March 12!

You know when an awesome controversial singer comes to Asia, they will never, ever, in a gazillion years step their foot in Malaysia. Even when the media promises you that 3rd time's a charm, for some strange reason some gundusan will stand outside the stadium making noises.

With that said, I feel so damn lucky to be able to watch Adam Lambert live in Singapore!!! Because let's be frank, God knows when he could come to Malaysia right? Happy :)

Remember American Music Awards 2009 stint?

Locked-lips. Ooh yeah who doesn't?

So I did not liked his guts back when he was in American Idol, something about his ego and charm that's tad dangerous and just plain unlikable unlike the winner. It all changed when my sister shoved his For Your Entertainment CD to the player when I was driving.

That playlist is awesome! Serious shit. It's nothing like the usual mellow stuff we are all too comfortable much, and it has so much edge all the rockstars should have. I think I mentioned in Twitter once how good his album was it's a must have.

I'm happy to say that this trip to meet Lambert in person (I get to ask him questions as well!) are all sponsored. I feel damn special :) But first, I need a really good camera, my camera is probably 5 years old or more, and is showing signs of aging. SIGH.

This is my favourite track in his album:

Can't wait to dance to it & Universal Studios here I come! Thank you Maxis Hotlink, you rock! :)

Love & peace,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Life's Vicious Cycle

Listening to - Coldplay Don't Panic

I have become completely, utterly lifeless ever since I started working. Work, home, sleep, work. I even do work at home, during the weekends. No lies.

Ironic isn't it, since the industry I'm in requires a-lot of mingling and much social interaction? Yes, yes. I understand that. I think it's adjusting to working life that's giving me this funny feeling about life and balance, when in actual fact I do have me time, just greedy.

Today I got another call from a multi-national PR agency, adding up to yesterday's Leo Burnett's call. To date, I had about 6 job interviews offered to me, 7 if counted the job I have, frankly, I don't even feel like it's offered - it's like fed to me, seriously. Bragging is beyond the point, last time when I was in Adelaide I was extremely scared of not being able to find a job.

It freaked me out.

I was proven wrong. Clearly, jobs are everywhere, it's all a matter of whether we are hardworking enough to shove the emails anywhere, face as thick as that PR annual book. I even consulted all my friends, scattered everywhere may it be in the publishing and online industry. To be honest with you, I send my resume to almost 15-20 companies and agencies. Networking is, if not the most important thing in this industry. I'm not any close to be the best at it, but I'm trying, and working hard on it.

Because I'm a newbie, and I know it :(

Last night was the second time I had to attend this thing call, Web Wednesday. Interesting, challenging and would probably make you drunk in nano-second because it's free flow. But by after that long hours in front of computer, even a pint of Tiger looks distasteful. Serious. It's, the aging process I tell you. It's the constant worry of going home early, and make sure you have enough rest to carry on for the next day. It's the damned aging process.

Since I'm earning my own money now; not much but still, own money! I have my own goals and resolutions this year. YEAY! What you may ask?


AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines will be my favourited websites, wait, actually they are. Not one day have I missed checking the airfares out. I'm so excited! :) I know I have big dreams, slowlylah... can wan actually. If there's one thing I want to splurge on - it's this.

Travel, travel, and more travel.

Life's like this; you find money, you spend money. Earn it, then spend it again. Sigh. It's whether you're spending it on worthy things, and people you love :)

Love & peace,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.