Monday, June 30, 2008
Crooning on my STEREO: Puede Ser by AMAIA MONTERO y EL CANTO DEL LOCO
Although I am itching, itching, itching to.... I have TRIED to refrain from bitching about anyone on this blog till, ermmm, August.
But I can't help it. Because by good old August I would have lost all that bitch inspiration. That would have defeated my fundamental principle of being honest, eh?
So here's the story. Sometime ago, at a friend's birthday party, I met a Malaysian Z-list "actress" with a fancy caucasian name and surname. (That was a pseudonym. I later found out that her real name was plain 'Farah,' an equivalent to 'Jane' by western standards)
This scrawny fool tripped over and introduced herself, 'Oh HELLO, I don't know your name but my name is ABC.'
And so I had a rather intelligent conversation with her: (my innermost thoughts are in brackets.)
ABC: Ohhhh, Hello I am an actress.
(she didn't look like one. To be honest)
Me: Oh me too! I WAS an actress. (note the past tense)
ABC: Yeahhh I am can't wait to go to RADA* this October for my MASTERS in Acting!!!
(* RADA is a performing arts institute in Reading, UK- not exactly the best but decent enough for aspiring actresses who can afford the fees.)
Me: Congrats! Good on ya!
(thinks: OMG, so many dumb people are admitted into Masters these days. Unbelievable. Another point to note is that talented actresses don't ACTUALLY do a Masters. They try to get professional jobs..)
ABC: Yeahhh so I guess you studied in UK before eh?? Whats Reading like?? the nightlife??
Me: Reading is very COOL. I know people who get pissed on fancy bars every night there.
(thinks: hahahahahahahaha )
ABC: OMG GOD... REAAAAAAALLLLYYYY???? I am sooooo gonna get my own flat and BRING BOYS HOME!!!
Me: Hell, yeah!!!
(thinks: such a dumbass. *rolls eyes*)
ABC: You know... the thing about my looks is that I only appeal to Americans and Europeans!!! I mean, I can't get good jobs in Malaysia but I know I will succeed abroad!! I once did a program for a Dutch producer*... blah, blah, blah...
(* I later found out that this "Dutch" producer is commissioned by our very own RTM to source cheap local talents for shoestring projects. Not exactly an achievement to brag about.)
Me: Yeah I guess every territorial market has their own set of appeal...
(thinks: but I know you will never fit into any because your nostrils are too big.)
ABC: Sooo you know any agents in London???
Me: Of course I do. What type? Do you have a showreel? And a black n white headshot without make up?
(thinks: any working "actress" should know these bloody kindergarten prerequisites. DOH.)
ABC looks at me blankly.
And I never gave her my agents' contacts.
You can check out ABC's one and only "head shot" HERE. She is the one with the flashy caucasian fake name and a standard overdone metallic make up. Believe me, just like most M'sian talents, she looks nothing like that in flesh.
One piece of advice: You can get away with that sort of extreme makeover in Malaysia, but international talent agencies will blatantly ask you to scrape all that foundation off.
But by then she would be too hideous to score any big jobs. Ooops.
Another reason why I am in such a great mood to bitch is that:
ESPANA ARE NOW EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS!!!!!
You would recognize this towel flag on my gate from two World Cups ago. Yes, I waited THAT long.
And we got what we want because we bloody hell FOUGHT for it....
BRING ON 25!!!!!