SOMETIMES people tell me: “Wow, you’re really lucky, because in your job you get to meet all these celebs!”
To which I always answer: Not really, because I’m not them – I’m not even friends with them. But then, I suppose those who don’t get to see their idols everyday, it is quite exciting.
So these exclusive, never-before-seen shots from the archives are for you… Alright, this is just my sad excuse to run eye candy of any sort!
Although we weren’t supposed to take any photos during the interview, Coco was kind enough to take a few fun happy snaps, including this one I call Tea With Coco. Geddit? Geddit?
After the “official” photo session (above), Selina, Hebe and Elle, aka S.H.E., decided to muck about with the “mascot” for the Osim uKimono belt that they were endorsing (below).
After realising that we had been waiting for two hours to talk to him, Tom Cruise not only indulged our silly questions, but even took this picture to prove that he was still taller than me.
She was visibly tired after her concert at Ion Orchard (”I’m still drying off!” she joked), but still gamely agreed to be photographed at the Ion’s art gallery. Okay, you can put all the “works of art” puns here. Thanks, Carrie, you’re legend!
Aka “that CSI guy”. We caught up with William in Cannes when he announced his new plans after leaving the successful crime drama. Here, he sports his famous look – the one he always gives on the show’s intro before The Who’s theme song kicks in.
JEANETTE AW and QI YUWU
I was late for the photo shoot (because I was shooting William Peterson) but both Jeanette and Qi Yuwu agreed to let me snap a few anyway, even though they had to rush off for their press interviews. By the way, Jeanette was freezing her, uh, bits off because that Little Nyonya outfit just wasn’t made for 11 deg C temperatures!
CHOW YUN FAT
Despite his megastar status, Chow Yun Fat is still down-to-earth and friendly. “I’ll see you on the plane home,” he told me, after our press interview for Dragonball Evolution. “We can catch up for a meal.” Didn’t happen, but it’s the thought that counts (at least, that’s my story.)
Seen here with her “co-star” for those “welcome to Taiwan” ads, I like Jolin simply because she’s shorter than I am without heels. (Her wearing the heels, I mean, not me.) But she’s also committed to her work and her craft. How else can she be allowed to be seen in that outfit? Haha, just kidding, Jolin!
Speaking of Taiwan, not many people know the host of Fun Taiwan and Fun Asia is a competent violinist – she even performed at the White House! Here, she’s treating some of us to a Texan hoe-down.
Speaking of hoe-downs, nothing gets the crowd going like a rock gig. Here’s a shot of Electrico debuting their (contentious?) National Day song, What Do You See, at the press conference earlier this year.
And lastly… trying for an arty shot here at Addy Rasidi’s gig in August. The idea was there, but I guess the execution left a bit to be desired… Oh well. Tune in next month for more NBS moments.