Tuesday, September 9, 2014

It's been said and done.

So I initially thought 20 Facts About Me was a lame exercise. 
I realized, however, that the closer I got to #20, the more reflective I became. So I decided it deserves a spot here. :)

1. I could eat Japanese food all day, err'day for the rest of my life amen. 
2. My dog, Drogo is the love of my life. 
3. I am a preschool teacher. People think that being a preschool teacher is a fancy way of saying you're a babysitter. Don't ever say that to my face or I will full-on rage at you coz you obviously have no idea. 
4. I love children and would do anything to advocate for them. But I do not one any of my own. 
5. I love driving. It calms me and helps me think straight. Also, I drive a manual and I prefer it that way. 
6. My favourite book of all time is a children's book by Dr. Seuss called "Oh, The Places You'll Go!
7. I dislike beer. That does not mean I don't drink. 
8. Despite being #Asian I dislike anime. It's weird, creeps me out and the characters don't make any sense to me.
 9. Math is my weakest subject, again despite being Asian. I can't do the 7 times tables without hesitating, that's how bad it is. 
10. Doing the laundry is my favourite house chore. Followed by washing the dishes. 
11. I am in love with fall. 
12. Three things I don't think I can go without: the Internet, my phone and my hair tie. 
13. I love art but I don't think I'm all that good at it. 
14. My ideal living space? A studio apartment furnished by thrift stores. 
15. I love the city. Living in a quieter area now drives me crazy. 
16. I'm a cheapskate. I could go to five different stores comparing prices before making a decision. Spending >RM50 on any one thing makes me think thrice. 
17. I love the smell of coffee a d new books. 
18. Lord Of The Rings > Harry Potter any day of the week, no arguments. 
19. No, I was not named after the month of May. 
20. My dream job? To be able to teach and travel at the same time. (That dream might actually be reality pretty soon!)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Oh girl, let's take it slow.

Marco Polo ended it's Season 1 production on the 28th of August 2014. There was a wrap party on the last day of filming which involved an open bar and a huge buffet spread! I can also now say I've been to a wrap party! <3 

With Leifennie and Avery. Leifennie plays a role in Marco Polo as well, you'll find out who she plays when the series airs! ;)

Jer bro-bumping Feroz, who started out as an extra and then got hired into the catering crew. 

Yang, my favourite person in the whole production (I didn't get a chance to meet very many people) and Eddy, casting director! 


Quite possibly my favourite picture the entire night. With Yang and Avery. :)

With Kelvin, the sadistic joker. 

The rest of the pictures didn't turn out very nice. The lighting that night was terrible; it just made us all look too red. But it was a really fun night! :)

Marco Polo premiers on the 12th of December 2014. I'm pretty psyched about it! :)

Since the end of Marco Polo, life has been pretty mundane. I've been back to school for about a month and it's been quite a transition. I go to work, come home and hang out with Drogo. 

Isn't he a handsome little devil? 

When I say devil, I mean it. Here are some examples:
1. I woke up one morning and found my phone charger in this state lying next to me. I had to go to the mall first thing to get a new charger. It's an original charger, mind you. 

2. Teddy is now broken. :( 
I've only had him since I was two. And now it's byebye Teddy. :(

 BUT.. Drogo can now swim! This was the second time I took him swimming and now he can go the whole length of the pool! I was definitely one happy mama. :)

Yang and Avery on Avery's birthday. :)

I got the pleasure of hanging out with this little sweetie, Jordyn, before her whole family moves back to Texas this month. She sure is a cutie, and I'm going to miss her and her big brother Jadon when they're gone. :(

 Till next time! xx

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I got my rock most.

I've disappeared for far too long, I am aware. There have been many personal uncertainties in my life lately and I have had plenty of time to reflect on them. There are still lots of decisions to make but I'm pretty sure I'll pull through somehow. 

On to more happy things! 

My profile in the Marco Polo casting database. Yeah, it makes me just a little bit excited even though it's only for background acting roles. 

First (only) buggy ride. 

The tiresome three: Avery, Yang and myself. 

Can't get over how pretty the colours are. :)

Soo.. I managed to watch the stunt team set a horse on fire without actually hurting the horse. Pictures I took was a little blurry but basically that orange dot is fire. It was pretty cool! 

Drogo and I moved to our new place! We're finally settled in and even though Drogo misses his best friend, I think he likes having all the space to himself. 

My post-it wall in my little corner at the studio! 

We got free sushi at work, so much happiness on one plate. 

On my second last day of work, I played a prank on Avery. It was really just my idea but while I was setting up, the whole office came to help. I basically cut up recycled paper, threw it all over her desk, taped it on and put everything back on her table where it belonged. It was pretty fun. 

I also managed to go on location. This is where the huge war scenes are going to be filmed, in Kluang. The rolling hills and the skies are so pretty! 

That was my last day with Marco Polo. I still go back occasionally to help out if needed, but on a part-time basis. I actually miss it- the long hours, the experiences, everything. 

But.. I finally get to spend much more time with this cutie pie. 

Taking a walk at the park outside the house. 

And.. school has started! Teachers reported back to work about two weeks ago, my kids are coming in on Monday! It's pretty exciting! Meanwhile.. here's a glimpse into my new preschool/kindergarten classroom! 

We are going with a jungle theme- the glass looks into the school counsellor's office, so we thought it would be nice to give both parties a little privacy with vine curtains! :) 

The circle time/quiet area. 

The messy area with sand and water tables!

From the outside. 

It's cute, right? I hope the kids like it too! 

Little Emma being her crazy self. 

I took Drogo for a swimming session today! Definitely going back when we have time. 

And, that's about all the updates I have. A tiny bit nervous about first day of school but also very excited! :)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Shoot me, shoot me sugar.

Two huge things have happened in my life since my last post. 

1. I'm working on a Netflix television series at Pinewood Iskandar Studios, Malaysia called Marco Polo. I got hired as a summer intern while school is on summer vacation. It's been super exciting, being able to experience all the background work. I've been working in the Casting Department, which is where we usually look for extras needed for a particular scene/shoot. 

Jer got a full-time position as an Assistant Casting Director- which is a pretty exciting position. 


I've been at this job for about three weeks now. I did hope to be on set a lot more but unfortunately (to my disappointment, of course), I'm pretty much in the office all the time. :(

Definitely still a wonderful opportunity that not many can brag about. :)

2. So everyone definitely already knows this but.. GERMANY WON THE FRIGGIN' WORLD CUP.
When Lahm lifted that cup in the air, it totally moved me to tears. I've only waited half my life for this moment, after all. 

Random moments captured in the Casting Department:
It was a colleague's birthday! 

Big group picture! :)

Johor best friend! 

One good thing about this job? I finally have friends in Johor! Except, most of them will be gone when this production is done. :(

Saturday day off! 

I wish I could post more pictures of what happens behind the scenes, but I will get sued for that. PLEASE WATCH MARCO POLO WHEN IT COMES OUT! 


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Can't turn around and say goodbye.

The pictures from our photo shoot came out a couple of days ago! We're not overjoyed with how these pictures turned out as compared to the last photo shoot we had but here are some of the nicer ones! :)

The three of us together again. :)

One of the more decent family pictures. We look kind of alienated from each other in this one but I do like the trees in the background. 

I actually love how this sister picture turned out. 

Definitely my favourite candid picture of the day. Even though I'm not in it. :( 

Favourite cousin picture. 

Us at Prince's Island. 

The whole "Ng" fam jam. 

My favourite family picture thus far. 

And those were the only pictures I was pretty happy with.  

After Canada, Jer and I made a trip back to KL/PJ for a week! We have not been back in two months, so it was definitely good to be back (yumcha/drinking sessions errday). 

Drogo and I. Ain't he just the handsomest?

Met up with the girls' camp girls too! 
Don't know who the genius was that started taking eating faces. Jo'Anne's face is still a winner. 

Macaroni, roast pork, ratatouille, roast chicken.  

Selfie #1. 

Selfie #2.

And a nice proper picture taken by Aunty Shereen. 

Jo'Anne, Krystal, Kharenee and I! 

Peach crumble was amazing! 

Ping and I also went to watch a musical over the week. Dana is one of the performers and we went to a preview show with complimentary tickets given to us by her! 
The 50-minute musical is called MUD: Our Story of Kuala Lumpur. It was a pretty good musical, very interactive with the audience. Go get your tickets (click the link above) and support the play! They are only showing until the end of August, I believe. 

We also had time to head to KL for beef noodles one afternoon with the gang! 
Tan, Kat, Jer, Kenneth and I were the ones who made it there! 

Yummy noodles at Shin Kee Beef Noodles! Definitely worth the trip, if you guys are willing to travel. 

Got back to Johor yesterday and Drogo is extremely happy to be back with his pal, Henry! :)