Monday, December 26, 2011

The Asian Christmas for the White Chick

The Malaysian Girls had a day off for Christmas Eve. And what do a bunch of singing, dancing actors do on their day off?? Partay!!

Each of us was to prepare or buy a dish that shows off our Oh-So-Asian roots to our guest star from Australia, Zoe! And Siti Farrah was gracious enough to host the party & welcomed us to her home.

She really took the time & the effort to spruce up her place to the occasion... The Asian Christmas!! Look at all the tanglungs on the tables & fence!!

The boys helped her to pack up the goodie-bags... macam factory-line workers. hehehe

The cutesies joined in the party too, Suria!! Meeoooww

And Bibi... isn't he such a cuddle wuddly teddy bear???

We kept ourselves occupied with some games. This one is Innuendo, a game that forces us to think of "clean" explanation of suggestive statements... the least otak kuning person will win. Not easy when played with a bunch of otak kuning people. ;-)

2nd game, our least favourite... Trivia. We could hardly get any of the answers... this soooo proves that our Malaysian education system is an epic failure when it comes to general knowledge, geography, history, chemistry, etc etc... and even entertainment knowledge about movies, TV shows and all. @.@

We then introduced our Asian dishes one-by-one to Zoe to let her know how what all these food are. All home made stuff by the Malaysian Girls Cast!! Terra tak??

Even Zoe made something of her own, gingerbread!!! :)

I am very proud to have made Chikuteh for the very first time in my life, successfully!! My guru?? None other than good ol' Google!!!!

Merry merry Christmas!!!!...
From the cast of Malaysian Girls and friends!!! xoxo 

Monday, December 19, 2011

A day in the life of a Malaysian Girl

My day started out pretty normal... wake up at 7am, drive through the traffic jam, get to the office, do some paperwork....*yawn* not exactly blogworthy stuff. But as mid-day approaches, I zoom-zoomed off from the office to Sunway Pyramid in time for my totally overdue mani-pedi appointment. The girl was pretty slow but hey, beauty takes time!!

Pretty nails all done!
Beauty takes time!
I was happy to finally get my nails done properly as I had to perform with my DIY ugly albeit glittery nails since Opening Night on 10th. Pretty mauve!! Unfortunately, none of my Malaysian Girls costumer were purple.

Since I had skipped lunch to do my nails, I had a nice filling tea-break instead!! Had a healthy leafy sandwich with Sydney accompanying me. We were both on leave and decided to spend some sisterly bonding time together off-work.

Latte break! Mine's the bunny 1 :)
Hanging out wt Sydney although both of us are on leave

After that, I dashed off to klpac to get my hair and make-up done.

Complete Make-Up Tools!! Pro, kan??

Fairuz and Zul were our super make-up artists who had to do 14 girls' hair and make-up everyday for our show. They were superb and really know how to glam us up rather than our regular day-today make-up or "make-up pergi pasar" as Fairuz put it. ;p

Fairuz, MUA #1
Zul, MUA #2

Work in progress
Work in progress

Voila!!! Ready for the stage

Whenever hubby or I am free, we went around papparazi-ing the girls. :)
Anrie DIY-ing her hair

Zul working his magic!

Our casts' baby getting her make-up done!
The beautiful Aliaa

Pretty Pooja even before make-up
Un-Guccified Freddy

Our soprano songbird Zoe!!
BB's turn for make-up!

After the performance, it's time for some meet-and-greet, chewah... macam stars konon tapi meeting family actually. So glad that my mom & my sis came and they enjoyed the show a lot!! A bit disappointed that dad didn't want to join them though. Some day I must do something more Chinese-ish and familiar, perhaps then he will come and support???
Family Photo!!!

It starts all over again tomorrow!! Do catch us before the end of the month... our last show in KL is on Dec 30th. Details?? Go here.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Klue, Doh!!

Last night was our last day off from Malaysian Girls rehearsals before intensive rehearsals leading to the bump-in & opening night next week. What do a bunch of entertainers do on their day-off? Be entertained of course.

Practically half our cast including my hubby & me went for the Preview Nite of Klue, Doh! at the Black Box, MAP Solaris Dutamas, Monk Kiara.

Our fellow Malaysian Girl, the beautiful Shiva was the Asst Production Manager for this show... and seeing her excitement in working for this show has got us all excited as well. It is an investigation of the murder of Datuk Jackson Mo Lest Ting who was a terrible man that everybody would love to kill. The question was, who???

It was an interesting concept... unlike other shows the audiences are split into 2 groups:

I was in the Witness group and we first had the view of the the crime scene, Datuk Jackson's Study room where his body lay face down, lifeless... played by Ui Hua. I really wonder how someone can lay face down for 2 whole hours!! But that's besides the point. We first witnessed the demure Indon-maid Gangbang Sukajolo Suprianto played by Nabihan Yaacab suspiciously cleaning up the crime scene with Datuk lying there lifeless with very obvious multiple possibilities of cause of death. She did a really awesome Indon accent I must say. Whilst she was doing all that, Datin Saras Mo, Datuk's bitter ex-wife played by Ann James was hiding right there in plain sight of us Witnesses ;-). Then a string of events happened in the Study to make us suspect practically EVERYONE in the story... the scoundrel Brother In-Law, Alagesen aka Alan Jason played by JD Menon... or even the gay wedding planner, Fleegan (not sure it that's how it's spelt) played by Jon Chew.  There were witty funny lines along the way to tickle your funny bone besides the investigation itself keeping you at the edge of your seat wondering whodunnit?? Small little clues were left for us to pick up on and watch out for. Just like in real life, many things happen all at the same time so you may miss some details while being distracted by some of the other characters on stage. I missed an important clue which my observant hubby picked up on. It ended with the investigating police, ASP Hamzah played by Iqmal Shafiq having a eureka moment about who the killer is but we still do not know who it is.

At the intermission, we swap places with the Suspects and the entire play is repeated again. Now, we had a view of the Living room. This time it just starts with Charity Ho Mun Mun, Datuk's young gold-digger fiance played by Davina Goh singing Beauty and The Beast. On this side of house, the other half of the story is revealed and we also had the chance to fill in some blanks that we could not see from the Study earlier. This side it also ended with the young Inspektor Paku played by Ley Shahrwind having his eureka moment about who the killer is. This time, we too put all the puzzle pieces together and figured out who the killer is!!!

It was genius!!! Whichever side you sit in, you will only be able to figure out who the killer is after you have watched both sides of the story all the way to the end. It is only then that all the bread-crumb trails of clues make sense and are pieced together in your mind to give you the whole picture and the truth... and it is you who get the Eureka Moment this time. Genius!! It the the same feeling I got as a kid reading Sherlock Holmes... only funnier. ;-)

If you can catch it, please go catch it!!! Details... click here!