I saw the video of Big Mama's "Break Away" on MTV yesterday. In case you've no clue, Big Mama's a Japanese jazz girlband. First shown in the video were four gorgeous girls singing on a stage in the middle of a bar (think Hard Rock Hotel Bali's club stage, only lower). At first I thought these gals were the members of Big Mama. I remember already thinking how cool they were-not only did they have the looks but also the black-ish kinda voice-and wondering why on earth they picked the name "Big Mama". After a while, the set changed to a kitchen where four large-sized women were singing the exact same tune, and they were continually shown until the end of the video. Then suddenly the name "Big Mama" became sensical, for the members were those fat women!
Y'know what, that video really reminded me of what happened to the American pop music in the late 80's and early 90's. Remember the Milli Vanili incident? Well, in case you were too young to remember that, Milli Vanili was an American pop act who, after they won three Grammy Awards in 1990, were found out to have been LIPSYNC-ING all of their songs!!! And they were not the only pop act to have fake voices, there were many others, but Milli Vanili was the most remarkable pop hoax. In truth, at that time (and it's still going on, apparently), to break into the pop scene all you needed was good looks. Didn't matter if you couldn't carry a tune, someone more talented yet less gorgeous could cover for you. Hideous truth...but that's the show business...what really matters is looks. So, yes Anggi, couldn't agree more with ya, with a little addition...EXTRAORDINARY talent (such as playing jazz) is only for ugly people.
On a lighter note, I spotted a cool Eurasian bloke while shopping at Carrefour! He seemed to be of Chinese-Caucasian mix and when I spotted him he was talking on his mobile phone in crisp English. Couldn't quite make out what his accent was for I was far enough to make out what he actually said. Oh well...it was the first time I saw a Eurasian face OFFLINE since Bram Regensburg and Ben Byrne last year! Long, long time...
Sunday, June 15, 2003 07:01 p.m.
Y'know what, I SCREWED my interview at Cita Cinta! None of the typical interview questions I memorized from The Cosmopolitan Career Handbook were asked! So I was dumbfounded by most of the questions! Blah. The interviewer told me she'd ring if I passed the interview part I would go on to the next part, which is translating a material or two. I'm pessimistic I'll pass that interview part...As for Gadis, looked like the chief editor avoided me. Every time I rang her, she was always on a meeting. It's become clear that leading girls' magazine doesn't take apprenticeship. Oh well...just in case I don't pass the interview, I can still try my luck on TPI. My dad has lots of acquaitances at the 12-year-old TV station and last year a few of my seniors had apprenticeship there.
In the mean time, I'm enjoying my freedom! YAY! Heheheheh. Now I'm devoid of assignments! Joy to the world!!! I've planned on hanging out with Aiko, Angela, a high school mate of mine, sleeping over at Orchid's place, and of course...lazing around!!!
And who dares say that The Spice Girls were a one hit wonder?! Let me list down their #1 hits from three albums and one LP, which were best sellers:
From the album "Spice":
They surely are not a one hit wonder!! One hit wonders have only one or two hits, while The Spice Girls had more twelve! Enough to make a greatest hits album!
Oh god how I wish my lips were like Elva Xiao's (Xiao? Siu? Whichever...) and I hope Andy of Tension is older than me...
Saturday, June 14, 2003 08:59 a.m.
Ok...All my assignments ARE OVER AND HANDED IN...except the narration revision. The latter is due on Friday the 13th.
Y'know what Jean, I also have trouble with PMS and so-called mates CURRENTLY. Another "serendipity". I wonder if we were twins in our past lives...
Angela really is gonna be back anytime soon! Her hiatus layout's finally been changed! Can hardly wait! Eurasian Nation is finally updated! Yay! Wait...how come I can't find my first article there? Surely Carmen Van Kerkchove has promised to run it in the June issue? Hang on a sec...isn't this June issue supposed to be the May one? Well, even if Carmen decided against her promise it would be really ok with me coz my first's totally embarassing, but please Miss Van Kerkchove, DO PUT UP MY SECOND ARTICLE! She hasn't gotten back to me about that sophomore article of mine...
Ok, I know this is hard to believe, but I sort of lose the zeal to blog.
Tuesday, June 10, 2003 11:03 a.m.
i took this goofy quiz @ naivete
this quiz was made by sara
Still in waiting...
The things Jean and I have in common
Saturday, June 7, 2003 09:05 a.m.
Well hello. My name's Nana. If you already know my full name, good for you. If you don't, you'll know if you happen to see my exam papers or absence list on campus. I'm your typical 20-year-old who's definetely much more a girl than a woman. I'm also your avarage big city gal: loves chilling out at malls (especially on weekdays), blog, chat, dig designer stuff, check out Eurasian blokes, cherish freedom in thinking and expressing, and go ballistic when those nasty (at times) creatures with adam's apple degrade my sex. My mother tongue is Indonesian, but I speak the lingo of the people from Land of The Anglos just as fluent (well, almost...) and a smattering of Deutsch, Habla Espanol, and Zhong Wen. Since I'm not good at profiling myself, I'd better stop before I send you to the land of nods. Oh, one more thing: I'm a junior at some state university in West Java and am an English major.
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