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Thursday, October 28, 2010
Sorry for the lack of updates! I just had a test today (okay 10% of my grade only but still!) and I had a two-day shoot Tuesday and Wednesday which took up a crazy amount of time.

Met Sherry last Wednesday at Chinatown for gyozas! There's a famous shop near the MRT station and the gyozas are yummy! But FYI, top floor of Far East Plaza has a gyoza shop near the lift too that's really cheap (come out of the lift and turn right).

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I recently acquired a startling amount of polka-dotted items, one of which was this maxi dress. I was going to take a picture of all my recent purchases but I still have not received a polka-dotted cardigan I bought a month ago and I insist it be part of the photo.

As for the cardigan in question, I bought it from an established blogshop but it had a very obvious defect (one patch distinctly lighter) so I emailed them asking for an exchange and mailed it back to them. They were very pleasant and agreed to mail me another one but it's been a really long time -_- they said they had to wait for the next batch, item's not here yet etc... I just emailed them again and they said they'll mail it out tomorrow (today). Seriously hope I receive it really soon because I'm getting tired of waiting.

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Haha so many prints!

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Sherry is damn good at these act-cute photos.

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O.O face

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"Omg? Taking a photo of me? I'm so surprised! I had no idea!" *not posing*

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Dark hair roots showing ):

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She taught me this face. And I hate my fringe! Once it gets longer it starts doing that curling-outwards thing! But I don't want to trim my fringe because I'm considering growing it out. Gah! I need to buy a hair straightener and possibly a curler too (are there any that do both well?).

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Crappy hair quality. My hair was always very flyaway (but I don't get tangles!) but after dyeing it it's even drier and DOES get tangled now.

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Super random but I made this banner from scratch for my Chinese Level 1 project so just thought I'd share it.

Our project (5 people in a group) involved interviewing a native Chinese speaker using no more than 8 new words other than what we've been taught (so basically all the groups asked their interviewees what they're studying and where they're from haha lameeee...) and filming it. The video had to be uploaded to a blog along with a typed version of the script, followed by a class presentation explaining task delegation, reflections etc...

So yes that was our blog's banner, I just used lots of images usually associated with China and put it together. Anyway my group's presentation was today, and seriously some groups put in a crazy amount of effort! Haha especially all the exchange students, because all their grades don't count anyway so they did stuff like teaching us how to say "happy squirrel" in German (sounds a lot like trying to cough out a hairball).

And Halloween's this weekend! Gah I don't have a costume. I dressed up as a prawn last year but I'm quite reluctant to spend $40-$60 again this year just to rent an uncomfortable costume (prawns don't do much sitting and social drinking) to wear for a few hours. Guess I'll see how!
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New Paper New Face 2010 Finals

Saturday, October 23, 2010
Here's my update on the 2010 New Paper New Face finals held on the 7th of October at Takashimaya!

Remember how in my New Paper photoshoot I picked Vivien Ong to be this year's winner? Haha well guess what?! (Okay lah sorry this is old news already haha) SHE WON!

When I was choosing a winner from the usual New Face centrespread I asked about the heights and catwalks of the girls whose photos I liked and eventually picked Vivien (: On the actual day of the finals she was very confident and bubbly and that really helped her stand out! There were a few others who had good catwalks too but some just looked a bit deadpan :/ I think they were really nervous? I know how when you're really terrified you can feel your smile quivering and it feels so unnatural!

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This is what I wore. Actually I took this photo AFTER coming home from the finals because I had school till 6pm and finals usually start at 7pm :/
Anyway this top has a sheer back (see later picturez) and is from Kidzundercover!

My silver spiral ring is from Marc by Marc Jacobs while the green stone and blue connector cross rings are both from F21. Bracelet from Tiff & Co., birthday present from the boyfriend and my earstuds are from Chanel.

Oh and before anyone asks again, high-waist shorts from Ohvola.lj I think, but that was quite a while back. Okay no one cares where my things are from! Moving on...

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Oh right sorryz one more photo of the top haha. There's a pink section at the bottom which you obviously can't see since I was wearing high-waist shorts and also a small sheer black panel there.

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M.A.C stuff from the goodie bags! Haha every year I look forward to the 1) male models and 2) goodie bags. I still have M.A.C stuff from last year's NPNF finals which I haven't even opened!

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With Emiko and Cassandra.

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Emiko, Cassandra, me, Nargis (NPNF winner 2006) and Christabel Campbell.

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Boyfriend! Haha think he was quite bored after the show because he had to sit around or help us take photos. Anyway so this is the sheer back, and those are my new black suede wedges!

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With Victoria (NPNF winner 2009).

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And here's with Vivien, NPNF winner 2010!

Anyway all the following photos are from Facebook. I gave up trying to take photos during the show before 1) I'm usually late and 2) People with DSLRs are gonna take better ones haha.
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This is backstage with Vivien and Irina on the left. On the right are two of the judges, model Sheila Sim and actress Dawn Yeoh. Dawn Yeoh is New Face alumni too!

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The outfits and themes just keep getting better every year! Sigh it's so unfair!!!

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Dawn Yeoh and choreographer Daniel Boey.

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I think she looks really pretty here!

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There was a performance by these little artistic gymnastics girls and they were really good! Haha so cutesy.

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I really liked this segment! The outfits and the cute music + the bubbles made the whole sequence really enjoyable to watch! And the presence of the male models obviously didn't hurt haha.

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The two eventual 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up respectively in the middle (Nada and Rachel).

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Vivien.

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Male modelz ^^

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This was for the announcement of the results already.

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Vivien won one of the subsidiary awards first (haha the winner usually wins one subsidiary award first) (but anyway there are something like at least 5 subsidiary awards now so it'll be hard to spot the winner still!).

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Rachel also won a subsidiary award.

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Haha when Vivien was announced the winner!

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L-R: 1st Runner-Up Nada, winner Vivien and 2nd Runner-Up Rachel.

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Haha there was this super cute little girl that just kept prancing up and down the catwalk after that for ages! And Christabel and Nargis in the background.

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This is Vivien and I, and p.s. I hate taking photos with my right profile haha. I just hate how my fringe turns out!

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And Vivien and Victoria!

So yep that's it for NPNF 2010! Every year the sentiments of missing how it felt - the rehearsals, chatting with other contestants, being able to catwalk, dressing up in pretty clothes and high heels... etc - they're always the same so I'm bored of blogging about that every year. I just can't believe I've been a New Face winner for 5 years already, omg! And like... I'm only 20 years old and the NPNF winners 3 or 4 years after me are the same age as I am! Haha weird.

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Emiko (NPNF contestant from my year) is currently a contestant on SupermodelMe.tv Season 2! Season 1 had contestants like Christabel Campbell (in some photos above) and the host for both seasons is international model Charmaine Harn (:

SupermodelMe works similarly to America's Next Top Model, in which the girls have to complete modeling challenges, with elimination rounds along the way. In the later part the contestants will live in the same house for the duration of the show. SupermodelMe isn't limited to Singapore and in fact consists of contestants from Asia and Australia. Last year's winner was Evelyn Leckie from Australia, with the 1st runner-up being Christabel.
Season 1 was only available for watching online (which you can find at the website) while Season 2 is going to be aired on tv, but I think it'll only be available for cable subscribers :/ Guess I'll have to catch it online!

Anyway, I've know Emiko since 2005 through New Paper New Face and she is a Political Science graduate from NUS as well. Before you ask, she's Burmese and she's really tall haha. To find out more about her and to get updates on what's happening in the competition:
Emiko Thein- SupermodelMe Season 2 Facebook
Emiko Thein- SupermodelMe Season 2 Twitter

P.S. Disabling comments because I don't want to know everyone's personal convictions about who should be in/out/ have won/etc. If it's anything pertinent you can leave me a question in Formspring. Bye! (: