16 and pregnant

i am a reality tv-show junkie. i loved survivor, amazing race, the bachelor, the bachelorette, big brother, my best friend forever, my sweet sixteen, my big fat fabulous wedding, jon and kate plus 8, the hills, the real oc and the list goes on and on…

but my latest fascination has been with mtv’s 16 and pregnant. ok so i must admit, i like to watch reality shows cos it lets me sit in my high-chair of judgement, and lay on judgement and criticism, on the doo-doos that usually partake in the reality shows, really fast and thick! i love watching how spoilt the brats on my sweet sixteen are or how kate used to scream at jon, and now they’ve broken up. always makes me feel high and mighty, bloody perfect and all. lol.

but with this show- it’s just raw honesty. these kids who are pregnant at 16, some are real idiots who i think make the mistake of keeping their babies (i.e. not giving them up for adoption, not abortion!) as they’re really still sillly brats who don’t have a clue of what to expect, and can’t take care of themselves, what more a newborn. but you watch how they quickly grow up. and like it or not, they do go through a harsh and quick growing up period when the baby comes.

tonight’s episode was super duper sad. this young couple, the first couple i actually like in the show, decide to give up their baby for adoption. it was such a tough decision for them, and i cried along with them. and i was just amazed at how mature and adult they were throughout the entire process.

it’s a tough thing to do- give up your baby i’m sure. but they’re 16, not from very well off families with their whole lives ahead of them. i’d have done the same thing. and i think their kid is really better off.

i wonder how many of the struggling couples who were part of the show, but kept their babies would watch this show over again, and wished they had done the same thing for their kid as Catelynn did for Carly.

i’m looking forward to next week’s season closing episode. they’ll be interviewing the couples again, post baby.

16 and pregnant

i am a reality tv-show junkie. i loved survivor, amazing race, the bachelor, the bachelorette, big brother, my best friend forever, my sweet sixteen, my big fat fabulous wedding, jon and kate plus 8, the hills, the real oc and the list goes on and on…

but my latest fascination has been with mtv’s 16 and pregnant. ok so i must admit, i like to watch reality shows cos it lets me sit in my high-chair of judgement, and lay on judgement and criticism, on the doo-doos that usually partake in the reality shows, really fast and thick! i love watching how spoilt the brats on my sweet sixteen are or how kate used to scream at jon, and now they’ve broken up. always makes me feel high and mighty, bloody perfect and all. lol.

but with this show- it’s just raw honesty. these kids who are pregnant at 16, some are real idiots who i think make the mistake of keeping their babies (i.e. not giving them up for adoption, not abortion!) as they’re really still sillly brats who don’t have a clue of what to expect, and can’t take care of themselves, what more a newborn. but you watch how they quickly grow up. and like it or not, they do go through a harsh and quick growing up period when the baby comes.

tonight’s episode was super duper sad. this young couple, the first couple i actually like in the show, decide to give up their baby for adoption. it was such a tough decision for them, and i cried along with them. and i was just amazed at how mature and adult they were throughout the entire process.

it’s a tough thing to do- give up your baby i’m sure. but they’re 16, not from very well off families with their whole lives ahead of them. i’d have done the same thing. and i think their kid is really better off.

i wonder how many of the struggling couples who were part of the show, but kept their babies would watch this show over again, and wished they had done the same thing for their kid as Catelynn did for Carly.

i’m looking forward to next week’s season closing episode. they’ll be interviewing the couples again, post baby.

konsert rakyat kita 2009

i helped out a friend and emceed at a concert he organised- konsert rakyat kita 2009 (the people’s concert) at the asian civilisation museum last night.  organised by roach productions, it aimed to provide a platform for malay bands to showcase their talents. the line up had 11 bands including, Fyno, Rattle, Zaibaktian, Crossover, Empire and Klutz.

with 11 bands and each band playing a set of 4 songs, it was no wonder we had to begin at 5.30pm, taking a break for maghrib prayers, before continuing up to close to 11pm.

i’ve done my fair share of emceeing…i’ve done a lot for work events and i’ve even done some professional gigs for major events, but this was the first time i was emceeing in malay. in fact when i agreed, i had assumed that it would’ve been in english. i was SOOOO out of my element.

first, my malay ain’t that bad, but my malay is like queen’s english compared to rocker english ya know? and i’m sooooo tak (not) rock. i’m not rock chick lah. while hubby checks out his rock albums at ‘that cd shop’ i check out the classical music albums, ya know.

plus i don’t listen to malay music. my malay music knowledge stopped at alleycats in the 80s when mum and dad had the radio turned to warna 94.2fm daily ya know? so, i so couldn’t identify with the bands, didn’t realise that some of them had albums out in the market and even popular across the causeway.

it was pure torture for me. i tried to up my rock-chick persona a bit after my bro-in-law who was part of the crew said something  like, ‘rock sikit lah eveeeleva!’ sigh.

all in all it was a pretty decent job i think. but i told hubby, that i don’t think i’d do this again. alamak, how to emcee rock gig, when half-way through i started to get a headache from all the loud music.

tak boleh lah!

but it was a good experience, and some of these bands are really good. and i was really impressed with Dr Fatima Lateef (mp marine parade grc), who came as guest of honour. she was very avril lavigne, with a white shirt, jeans and a skinny tie, and hung out for a good 2 hours before she left. its cool that she thinks its important that such a space is open for our malay bands…if there was one other person who looked more like a fish out of water than me, i bet it was her. but still…cool that she came!

rock on lah dr fatima….

rattle- older school malay rock. but i loved them!
my favourite shot of the night- crossover
another shot i quite liked

konsert rakyat kita 2009

i helped out a friend and emceed at a concert he organised- konsert rakyat kita 2009 (the people’s concert) at the asian civilisation museum last night.  organised by roach productions, it aimed to provide a platform for malay bands to showcase their talents. the line up had 11 bands including, Fyno, Rattle, Zaibaktian, Crossover, Empire and Klutz.

with 11 bands and each band playing a set of 4 songs, it was no wonder we had to begin at 5.30pm, taking a break for maghrib prayers, before continuing up to close to 11pm.

i’ve done my fair share of emceeing…i’ve done a lot for work events and i’ve even done some professional gigs for major events, but this was the first time i was emceeing in malay. in fact when i agreed, i had assumed that it would’ve been in english. i was SOOOO out of my element.

first, my malay ain’t that bad, but my malay is like queen’s english compared to rocker english ya know? and i’m sooooo tak (not) rock. i’m not rock chick lah. while hubby checks out his rock albums at ‘that cd shop’ i check out the classical music albums, ya know.

plus i don’t listen to malay music. my malay music knowledge stopped at alleycats in the 80s when mum and dad had the radio turned to warna 94.2fm daily ya know? so, i so couldn’t identify with the bands, didn’t realise that some of them had albums out in the market and even popular across the causeway.

it was pure torture for me. i tried to up my rock-chick persona a bit after my bro-in-law who was part of the crew said something  like, ‘rock sikit lah eveeeleva!’ sigh.

all in all it was a pretty decent job i think. but i told hubby, that i don’t think i’d do this again. alamak, how to emcee rock gig, when half-way through i started to get a headache from all the loud music.

tak boleh lah!

but it was a good experience, and some of these bands are really good. and i was really impressed with Dr Fatima Lateef (mp marine parade grc), who came as guest of honour. she was very avril lavigne, with a white shirt, jeans and a skinny tie, and hung out for a good 2 hours before she left. its cool that she thinks its important that such a space is open for our malay bands…if there was one other person who looked more like a fish out of water than me, i bet it was her. but still…cool that she came!

rock on lah dr fatima….

rattle- older school malay rock. but i loved them!
my favourite shot of the night- crossover
another shot i quite liked

xmas thanks..

i’m actually very tardy with my friends….always don’t spend enough time with them…especially those who are overseas… they hardly hear from me and i’m always surprised… that even after they dont hear from me for years on end… that they still love and care for me.

maybe becos of all i’ve gone through this year…i really appreciate being surrounded by people who love and support me…even when their thousands of miles away…

this year i took extra care to get them xmas gifts. they weren’t huge hampers or terribly expensive gifts, but really just tokens to remind them that i was thinking of them, and missing them terribly, this year end.

Happy Hols everyone!

beautiful hamper of the most DELISH chocs from Jess from downunder! =)

xmas thanks..

i’m actually very tardy with my friends….always don’t spend enough time with them…especially those who are overseas… they hardly hear from me and i’m always surprised… that even after they dont hear from me for years on end… that they still love and care for me.

maybe becos of all i’ve gone through this year…i really appreciate being surrounded by people who love and support me…even when their thousands of miles away…

this year i took extra care to get them xmas gifts. they weren’t huge hampers or terribly expensive gifts, but really just tokens to remind them that i was thinking of them, and missing them terribly, this year end.

Happy Hols everyone!

beautiful hamper of the most DELISH chocs from Jess from downunder! =)