I am sacrificing one precious night of EQ2 play time to write this blog because I’m afraid my dear blog readers will delete my URL off their bookmarks for lack of updates.
So, come back, y’all, I haven’t died yet.
I have been busy working (boring temp job) during weekdays, playing EQ2 weeknights, and going for rehearsals weekends.
I feel stretched really thin.
Despite that, I think 2007 started on a very good note.
On New Year’s Eve, I attended a rehearsal for my coming short film (Hole in the Wall).
On New Year’s Day, I had a costume fitting and a photoshoot.
It was kind of a bummer not being able to spend the long weekend hanging out with my friends, but I love rehearsals and costume fittings and photoshoots, so I guess it was an excellent tradeoff.
This is the first short film I’m doing in which I get to wear sponsored clothes (with at least five sets of clothing changes) so I love my producer to death for procuring the sponsorships.
I also get a ballet dress and ballet shoes custom-made for me. It’s so exciting. I’ve always wanted to be a ballerina.
To top that all, my co-star is that funny cute StarHub commercial (among countless other commercials) guy. (You can read Edric Hsu’s blog here.)
We were taking a wedding portrait to use as a prop for the film.
I repeat: THIS IS A BOGUS PHOTOSHOOT I AM NOT REALLY MARRIED TO THIS GUY.
I received a phone call from a dear friend yesterday. She said, “Qiaoyun!!! Are you pregnant?!”
“Er… no,” I said, “Never been.”
I was bewildered because this is a friend I hang out with a lot.
She said, “I just read your blog and you said you’re practising being pregnant!”
Ha ha ha.
I realise people have a tendency to misread things or jump to conclusions, so I feel a need to stress that this is not a real wedding photoshoot.
Anyway, here’s another photo with the director and producer.
The streets were teeming with locals and tourists on New Years’ Day, enjoying their long weekend. We saw a real marrying couple doing a real wedding photoshoot by the One Fullerton merlion. At least, I think they’re a real couple, just like how everyone probably thought Edric and I were a real couple (save for the more perceptive ones who recognise us as actors even if they don’t know our names).
When we were at Telok Ayer Street taking photos outside a temple, a tourist on a trishaw went past us. He smiled broadly and waved at us, and then he shouted, “I’m really happy for you!”
That was cute.
The shoot starts at the end of January, but we have rehearsals every weekend till then.
This was taken at our first rehearsal, which wasn’t so much a rehearsal as a session for exploring character and dialogue. Which is really cool. I love doing stuff like that.
Well, although I talk about having a good start to the year, I predict this will be a slow year for me.
Since I have to do real work to pay for singing and acting classes, I don’t really have time to get involved in too many acting projects, unless I can get long-term projects that pay at least as much as regular day jobs do. But that’s a luxury reserved for the lucky cream of the crop.
Low-fat nobodies like me have to rough it out and wait for a lucky break that may never come.
To look on the bright side of things, it makes life unpredictable and interesting.
But that is not to say that I am happy with the status quo. I am certainly not adverse to receiving my lucky break.
See, here is my practiced beseeching look.
“Please…?” it says to anyone who cares.