I’m happy today. I feel very productive.
I went for a shoot. I went for an audition. I went shopping for a birthday present and I attended a birthday party.
Then I came home and played a few rounds of Audition. (As if I don’t already have enough auditions in my life.)
Okay, that sounds kinda mundane, actually. But I like packing several events/activities all into one day because it makes me feel very productive and also leaves my other days free for total slackage at home. Haha.
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My shoot went pretty well. It only over-ran 40 minutes, which is very good by normal standards. Easy lines and minimal hassle. By 2pm, I was off and free to engage in my other activities.
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My audition went pretty well. I’m sure I had quite many cringe-worthy, lousy moments, but I also had an honest moment in which I was able to cry with genuine emotion. In the past, I always had to fake it when crying was required during auditions. But I think I’ve finally figured it out, after tons of acting classes, acting books and self-assessment. It’s still not easy, but I have the confidence now to resist the temptation of faking.
This is what I think actors live to feel. To be totally engrossed in the moment. To achieve that during a shoot is great but it’s really what’s expected of professional actors, anyway. But to achieve it during an audition (with no time for preparation, no sets, props and co-actors to engage you, with the stress of being judged) feels pretty amazing.
I won’t even mind if I don’t get the role because I’m totally fulfilled by what I did today. And I know that if I don’t get cast, it’s not because I sucked but because of other reasons. Like maybe I’m not the right height or not pretty enough or my earlobes are too big or some other thing. Or maybe there’s a prettier and more talented actress. But even that’s okay because I’m happy with my own performance.
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The birthday present shopping was quite stressful because I only had 15 minutes in which to make a decision and make the purchase, and because I totally had no idea what the birthday boy likes.
To make matters worse, even his mother wasn’t able to clue me in. There was a “huh?” moment when I called her to ask her to give me some ideas what to buy and she was, like, honestly, I don’t know what my son likes, hahaha. Just get anything.
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The party was great, held at a condo poolside. Free-flow wine. Roti prata for dinner (the famous Casuarina prata man came personally to make fresh prata, made to order, for guests. Lana chocolate cake for dessert. A friendly, personable MP among the guests who entertained us with stories and insights.
Sorry, no photos. I’m kinda taking a break from taking photos because I’ve been taking way too many photos lately and I’m very tired out by it. I wasn’t really planning to blog about today, anyway, because it’s such a mundane day.
But I’m feeling so happy that I just feel like talking about it before I go to bed. Maybe it’s because I drank one too many glasses. Haha.
Actually, if I had taken photos, this blog would probably be a week late because processing photos is a chore I tend to procrastinate doing.
So, my work is done today.
Off to bed!
15 thoughts on “Happy day”
Casuarina prata at party??? WOW… that is my dream party.
Haha. You can throw a prata party next time then! :P It was yummy! But I was so lousy last night. I only managed to eat 2 kosong and 1 mushroom cheese. Then I was totally stuffed and couldn’t eat anymore! :(
Have to wish you before I forget….I’m becoming a scatterbrain these days! Happy Birthday! I know it’s a day early but better early than late right?
Thanks for being a wonderful, monster, cousin, friend, mentor….and whatever….Actually, thanks for everything! Love you heaps and have a wonderful birthday day! And I’ll see you soon in Spore!
With most love,
I’m glad you did well during your audition. I always love to read/watch behind-the-scenes stories. Sometimes I think it’s more interesting than the show itself! LOL!
Eh. Today somebody birthday hor?
Well… belated happy day to you. LOL :D
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sheylara.. , me new to your blogsite hoh, pardonme but I like what u are doing to your blogsite as well as your professionalism as an artiste :)
Monster: Thank you dearie. Big hugs to you. Thank you for everything and love you heaps!~ muak.
Steffi: Thanks, Steffi! I love reading behind the scenes writings also, that’s why I try to write them myself when I can. But sometimes I can’t say certain things because of confidentiality issues and also for the sake of not jeopardising my own career by offending the wrong people. lol.
Jaywalk: Yup, yup. Thanks!~
modchip: Thanks! It’s not belated, you’re on the dot! ;)
Starstruck: Thank you for the birthday wish and for supporting my blog! ;)
Wow, sorry bout that, well… it’s belated now. Eheheheh.
Haha. What’s there to be sorry about? Anyway, thanks again! ;)
Thanks, uncle sha :)
i am looking for a prata man for my birthday party to fit in my bollywood theme. so enlighten me about the costs and etc, like how to contact them.
kian sen: I don’t know the costs and etc since I wasn’t the one who organised the party. You could call them and ask them.
Casuarina Curry Restaurant
126 Casuarina Rd
Tel: 6455 9093
Everyday is a happy day!!!!