By admin | May 11, 2009
Posted for: Dawn
Dawn’s Mother Day wish.
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Wednesday, 8 May, 2009, 5.25pm
Hey hey! I just got back to the studio from gym! No classes today so I did about 45mins of cardio plus ab crunches. hehe… We then had banana leaf rice at Devi’s which was pretty good compared to the usual place. Something different =) Now I’m SO FULL and sleepy. Will be going groceries shopping later. That’s bout it today. Now now…let me tell you bout yesterday.
Ming left us but since she packed her bags and kept telling us that she’s leaving, I was quite prepared for it. But when Elaine announced the results, I didn’t know how to react. It was like mixed feelings of relieve, happiness and sadness. But of course I’m really glad and delighted that I’m still here to experience everything till the end. Thank you to you my friends/fans, relatives and my greatest supporters, my FAMILY! Thanks EVERYBODY! *hugss*
Well, the photoshoot at Mist Club after elimination was the highlight of my day. Elaine, as usual was telling us about the shoot and the looks we should portray; confidence, adventurous and a little sexiness. She said they decided to make the shoot more interesting by bringing in Ricardo. When she mentioned that, I was thinking it’d be a handsome hunk shooting with us and I was already playing in my head how I should portray adventure and picturing me with the Ricardo in a rocky, desert looking hill. When Elaine invited him in, I turned to look and saw this small sized guy with black framed glasses which for one second, just ONE SECOND….I thought was Ricardo. BUT when I looked more closely, I got THE SHOCK OF MY LIFE!!! Before my eyes, just A FEW INCHES in front of me WAS RICARDO in that guy’s hand! It was Ricardo the HANDSOME SNAKE!!! *handsome hunk on rocky hills picture crumbles in my mind as I screamed and held Pinky while backing away from IT.* It’s an IT. NOT a HE. If I remembered correctly, I was so terrified that I was screaming and laughing. When I looked at Pinky, she was already in tears.
WOW! I never imagined we would have such a photoshoot. I then walked closer to the snake where Juanita was holding it. I wanted to feel comfortable when I shot so I tried to touch it. My hands were shivering so much and SNAKES? It just felt alien to me. So super GELI! My heart was beating so fast, it might pop out of my chest. I think it was beating even faster than elimination! *fast forward to after make up and hair* I was the FIRST to shoot! I kept telling myself I had to do it and that I can. So I sat on the spot where the photographer wanted me to be and the snake trainers put the super huge phython on me. PHEW! They told me the things I should not do, which was not to breathe too hard into the snake’s face and also just support and not squeeze it. I was so afraid I was barely breathing. I guessed they noticed it and told me I can breathe normally. haha! I was SO AFRAID to hurt the snake and that it might attack me you know! My heel was so sharp and I was worried that it might poke the snake :p I was moving it around SO SLOWLY AND GENTLY while posing with it. The python was hissing AT MY FACE which obviously doesn’t help slow my heart beat! I tried supporting the ‘neck’ of the python so that it could face me but it kept sliding back and got away from my palm. It moved slowly to the back of my neck with it’s tongue sticking out!!! I FROZE!!!! Then the trainers came to my rescue. Thank goodness! whew…:)
It’s really scary to get so close to a snake for the FIRST TIME. Let alone TOUCH IT! It’s so scary and I was concentrating on the slithering python that at times I could hardly hear Elaine’s instructions. But after handling Ricardo (It’s real name is Grumpy) for a while, I asked them if they could help put him over my shoulder. Which apparently was the best position for the python. It’s true coz it moved much less after that which allowed me to concentrate on the shoot better. Unfortunately, the shoot ended after a few shots when I finally got more comfortable.
Come to think bout it, I wish I wasn’t that afraid coz I could have given more unique poses with the snake. But overall I’m pretty proud of myself for doing what I did. I guess I was afraid of the python coz in my mind I imagined it to be like a gecko, which I’ve had bad experiences with and am terrified of them. haha! It’s all in the mind I guess. Somehow I linked snakes to them that’s why I was afraid. In actual fact, they feel totally different. Oh, there was one part during the shoot where Elaine said something which I could only catch part of. I heard her say, ‘move head towards the left’. So I moved my head to the left. Then she said ‘no not yours, the snake’s’. haha! I thought that was funny. Like I said I was so into the snake I couldn’t hear properly. OK, been sneezing alot today. Hope I won’t fall sick :p
Oh, also right, I couldn’t sleep last night. Coz everytime I was about to fall asleep, I could feel like Grumpy’s behind my neck! haha! Bea che, you know the feeling you told me when you went ice skating and fell then in the night you will wake up suddenly as if you were gonna fall? That feeling la. haha!
OK, Juanita’s turn to blog. tata! Toodles! Remember to come for GRAND FINALE! HUGZZZ…MWAH. Love you all!!! God bless! =)
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