Sheylara in the shower

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For a limited time only, I’m letting my readers, YOU, peek into my shower room. And at me showering. I mean pretending to be showering.

Here! Video of me singing in the shower.

While I was painstakingly editing the video, the Goonfather glanced at it and said, “Woah!! Toilet Idol! Wahahahaa!”

Idiot.

Sometimes you just want to bash his head in.

The song in the video is a sad one because I’m better at singing sad songs.

It doesn’t mean I’m sad. It means I’m happy because singing makes me happy.

Singing in the shower, especially, makes me happy because I think I sound better in the shower.

Not that I claim to be a good singer, but you can be a bad singer and still sound better in the shower. Many people also think the same, I believe.

Which is why Dove is organising a shower singing competition in conjunction with the launch of its new body wash product, the Dove Go Fresh!

The competition is really cool. An actual shower stall with a karaoke system will be built in VivoCity and participants will get to sing inside it! The performances will be filmed and uploaded to the Dove ShowerOK website for voting.

I encourage everyone to take part! It will be so much fun! Let me know if you do, okay? Give me a chance to vote for you instead of me always asking for votes!

While you’re at it, you may want to try the new Dove Go Fresh body wash.

The Grapefruit & Lemongrass, which I’m using, is so refreshing and fragrant! It feels good, too, with a very subtle hint of moisturiser to make your skin smooth and supple afterwards.

Okay, I’m beginning to sound like a commercial, so I’d better post another photo to distract you.

Hmm.

Oh dear. That looks like a commercial, too.

Well, how do you pose with a toiletry product in the bathroom without it looking like an advertisement?

I don’t know.

But I have tons and tons of such advertisement-looking photos because I had so much fun camwhoring in the shower and getting my camera all wet and soapy.

I’m hoping my camera will malfunction. Then I can make the Goonfather buy me a new camera for my birthday. Heehee! (Yes, he hasn’t gotten me a birthday present cos I couldn’t think of anything I wanted and asked him to KIV first. Haha.)

The Cucumber & Green Tea body wash is nice, too, but I can only use one at a time, so I’ll use it the next time round.

I probably won’t get the Freshmint & Waterlilly. It’s clean and tingly but not for me.

I prefer citrus flavours!

Mine!

Mine!

Mine!

Unfortunately, my camera is super stubborn and refuses to malfuction. I’ve dropped it (very violently) a zillion times but it still works perfectly fine.

Even after giving it a shower with the Dove Go Fresh, it’s still working!!

Stupid camera.

It still takes very good camwhore photos.

Videos, too. The video above was shot by this same stupid camera.

Well, whatever. I need to go take another shower. I can’t get enough of the fragrance of my Grapefruit & Lemongrass. Really!

Oh, if you’re the shy sort and aren’t gonna take part in the ShowerOK, you can be a peep… I mean spectator.

The ShowerOK is happening from July 31 to August 8, 2008 at VivoCity. Ongoing daily from 12 pm to 8 pm.

See you there!

Sheylara sings happy birthday to Nuffnang

Video time! You can let it load up while you read the story about it!

About three months ago, I was approached by Nuffnang to make a short birthday video. It would be shown at the Nuffnang Pajama Party together with videos made by other selected Nuffnangers.

As you can see, we were given a lot of time to make the video. But I kept procrastinating because I couldn’t think of what to say in it.

It’s like, what, “Happy Birthday Nuffnang, you’ve been a great… blog ad server in the past year! May you stay young and sexy and attract many more rich advertisers!!”?

It’s very hard wishing a non-living entity a happy birthday and not feel a little bit silly. So I took forever to think about it and finally gave up on it, busy with other things as I was.

Then, one week before the party, I decided to just fall back on what I do best — write a stupid song and sing it. (I’m not claiming that I do that very well. It’s just something I can do better than, say, dance or climb a mountain or fight a crocodile).

Despite the video submission deadline already being over and gone long ago, I just went ahead and wrote the song and made the video. I completed it two days before the party! *lol*

Writing the song was the easy part. I spent 20 minutes on it because I didn’t have time to come up with an award-winning gig. The tough part was recording and editing it. I couldn’t get the sound up to standard because my headset mic was a little faulty and I had to depend on my digital camera to pick up the sound and Adobe Premiere to enhance it.

The final edit isn’t ideal — I sound muffled — but I was tired and there was no more time, so I MSN’ed Ming.

“Miiiiiiiing!!” I said, “I’m sorry please don’t kill me!”

“Hahahahaha why?” he responded.

“I just finished making the video!”

To his credit, he didn’t even flinch.

(I know one can’t really flinch on MSN, but you know you can sometimes tell how a person is reacting by what he says and how long he takes to start responding and how long he takes to type his response. It’s not 100% accurate, but you can always estimate a guess.)

He said, “Oh, you did it ah? Can, can, I get my guy.”

Then we went through the boring details of video format and e-sending and subtitling. And it was done! My video was submitted and accepted.

I have to thank Ming for being patient with me and entertaining my super-last-minute entry. I’m sure the Nuffies were already very busy scrambling to tie up all the last-minute details of the trip amd the party. They probably didn’t need more last-minute work slotting my video into the programme!

So, thank you Ming and the Nuffies!

And, once again, happy birthday, Nuffnang! Er… may you stay young and sexy and attract many many rich advertisers!

Heheh.