The Yat (One) and Only Journey

Saturday, 14 October, 2006

Ling of Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2006

Filed under: Events — Yatz @ 8:04 pm

Nothing much to talk about the beauty pageant contest..

It’s an annual contest organised by Astro..

But this year, a friend of mine entered the contest..She’s contestant number 4, Lam Mei Ling, nicknamed Ling..

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*No.4 Ling (Lam Mei Ling)*

As far as I’m concerned, this is not her first beauty contest..

She has appeared in many ads, be it TV or papers..

The most noticable ones are Ali Cafe, Universal Traveller, and Guai Ling Go..

There are many others that I do not know of..And she has been in modelling industry for quite a while..

Although she looked kinda snobbish and cool (hehehe), but when you get close to her, she’s definitely a nice friend to be with..

Anyway, I’m very proud to be a friend of hers..Big Smile (hahaha..super hard-selling)

You can watch them on Astro, channel 30 (Wah Lai Toi), every weekdays, 8pm, 12.30 midnight, 5am, and 1pm, if I’m not mistaken..

The premier showtime, 8pm is the actual show of it..The others are just repeats..

So please help and support our friend (I know many of you here know her), by voting her via SMS..

To vote, type MACIP 4 and send to 33888..That’s MACIP<space>4

Got that.?? If our friend here is the next Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant, we also feel proud of it right.?? Hehehehe..

Or at least, help her to get to the Final 5.? She’s our friend anyway Tongue

Mei Ling, if you are reading this don’t say I didn’t support you,k.?? Hehehe..All the best to you and wish you good luck..

The picture above taken from Astro’s website, Astro : Miss Astro 2006 Finalists..

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24 Comments »

  1. Your friend looks GREAT. Wish her all the best!

    Comment by Neo — Saturday, 28 October, 2006 @ 5:15 pm

  2. Neo >> thanx man..hehe..we all just just wish her the best 🙂

    Comment by Yatz — Friday, 3 November, 2006 @ 4:29 am

  3. Congratulation to your friend, ah Ling!
    she got the 2nd runner up !
    anyway, i am contestant6 Cally’s supporter coz she is my friend’s sister. haha!

    Comment by reico — Sunday, 5 November, 2006 @ 1:41 am

  4. reico >> hey yo..well thanx 🙂
    but not trying to be arrogant or showing off, Ling deserves the 1st place as it seems..
    No.8 Novel wasn’t very good in answering questions and expressing herself..
    i wondered how could she won the title..behind the scene jobs.? mm..god knows..

    Comment by Yatz — Sunday, 5 November, 2006 @ 3:21 pm

  5. Ling is good. But Mei Si is damn ugly

    Comment by Oh No — Sunday, 5 November, 2006 @ 4:01 pm

  6. I wonder how these girls will looks like when they’re without make-up. They don’t look good even with special lighting and full make up. Some even looks like ah kua (guess you already knew which one I am talking about).

    All the girls are just so so below average quality. Wonder how the judges make their decision…sigh… I guess I get to see much prettier girls in clubs such as Zouk or The Loft. Where’s all the pretty girls? Are they just too lazy to join beauty pageants in Malaysia? Correct me if I am wrong 🙂

    Comment by Daniel — Monday, 6 November, 2006 @ 3:27 pm

  7. Daniel >> well..i don’t know bout the others..but Meiling certainly didn’t use make-up during school times 🙂 and i can definitely tell you that she’s one of the prettiest girls in the school, if not the most..

    well, you have to know that to join beauty contests need lots of courage..One will know if they were born with it..and of course, beauty contests, of what ever level it is, lots of dirty jobs behind the scenes..

    not much girls like to parade in skimpy outfits and stuffs (such as the behind-the-scene-thingy)..so even though they are pretty, they just don’t like to enter beauty contests..

    is this answer clears your doubts over the lack of pretty girls joining beauty contests in Malaysia.? 😉

    Comment by Yatz — Monday, 6 November, 2006 @ 7:06 pm

  8. chinese girls are notorious for airbrush/photoshop mania – but when it comes to press (e.g. ads), it’s universal

    Comment by anon — Tuesday, 7 November, 2006 @ 11:07 am

  9. oh No,

    Really really thanks for give me an acknoledgement .Thank you for notice me.

    I know I am damn ugly. And you are damn good man. You can notice me.
    And your eye sight is great cos the real pretty one you never notice.

    I know you must be very very pretty and damn beautiful or handsome.
    Why not you just show your picture to every one.

    I just want to say without you, i might not be noticed ler.

    Haha

    Comment by meisi — Tuesday, 7 November, 2006 @ 5:55 pm

  10. anon >> are you talking about Xia Xue specifically.? LOL..

    _______________________________________________________

    meisi >> hmm..ok..i got No.3 Mei Si in my blog..and oh..do you have to be THAT sarcastic to ‘Oh No’.? LMAO..
    and oh..u can check out my actualy blog at http://jenkinyat.blogdrive.com
    i have the finale post as well..
    anyway..it’s nice to have you in the contest..coz we all had a good laugh..LOL~!!

    Comment by Yatz — Tuesday, 7 November, 2006 @ 6:04 pm

  11. Hi all…

    I do agree, there are alot of pretty girls out there. I do visit Velvet Zouk some weekends and I noticed that. Perhaps you’ll see me there after this. See if you can recognise me ok. However, meet us in person first. Then you can decide who is good and who is not. It might suprised you. We’ve been through alot to be on stage that night. We did our best and its all up to faith after that. When its meant to be, it will be.

    Before joining this pageant, I’ve be criticising previous pageants too, just like everyone else. But now that Im involved in it, I felt this urge of guilt by putting wrong intepretation on them. Let us learned not to be in a position where we’ll be lacking depth of intellect or knowledge and concerned only with what is obvious. Well, who knows, one day when you meet us, your perception will change.

    Mei Si has been through enough. She’s been there and done it. Give her some credits for having the courage to continue this journey in her life despites all the criticism. How would anyone feel if they have done their best and still not appreciated.

    Putting that aside, Ling has always been my champion and she knows that. She carry herself well and she definately scores in Q&A and that’s the biggest quality I admire abt her. Believe it, though she didnt win, her ability and beauty has been recognised throughout Malaysia. That’s something we should look forward to, to see her more in the future.

    Nonetheless, Novel did a great job that night. Perhaps, what the judges sees in her is her sincerity. We all know that she is a great girl. Hopefully she will make Malaysia proud next year. Novel darling, all the best to you. Keep the charm bracelet close to you.

    Make up part, every girl looks beautiful when they are natural. Without make up, it’s all about natural and inner beauty that brings out the outer. Make up is just there to enhance our features. Just like when you compare all the celebrities you admire. Do you think they look as good as you are able to see? You see all the girls where they have studio pics, why do they want that? Because they want a moment in life where they can preserve their beauty… At times, some girls look better without make up or just a hint of light make up. And when they have heavy make up, they look so mature, its not attractive anymore. Whereas, there are situation where some are not photogenic, what can they do about it?

    They are all good looking, maybe they are just not up to your standard. Or else, they wont be standing on the stage if they are so ugly. I was at the audition, I can be a witness and I can tell you, there are hell loads of pretty girls whom went for the audition. But its not only about appearance. It’s abt how a girl present themselves, the way they talk and communicate, and their intellectual ability. Most importantly, their courage and confidence. And Yatz, there are no skimpy outfit, just bikinis. Tell me that’s not one of the interesting part for you guys to look forward to. 🙂

    Anyhow thanks for all the attention, good or bad. I know there’s only a very minimal percentage people who noticed me, but without you guys, we would be some empty and tiny pageants where nobody would pay attention as well… 🙂

    Congratulation to the final 5! Novel, Ling, Jo, Rachel and Cally! Good Job!

    Cheers!

    Comment by Sue Ann — Wednesday, 8 November, 2006 @ 3:28 pm

  12. Sue Ann >> great..first i have No.3 Mei Si commented in my blog..now i have No.2 Sue Ann here..

    Velvet Zouk.? hmm..ok..i’m a Poppy-goer..i’m pretty sure everyone here loves to see u in the public 😉

    i have to agree with u that people will only like u when they know u..but it’s quite a norm for typical Malaysians to criticise and not loving those people that they don’t know..i guess u knew this as well..

    yea..perhaps Mei Si did quite well in the contest, in the eyes of u girls..and perhaps she tried too hard and people got annoyed.? especially her individual intro-ad, jogging-talking around that one..hmm..who knows..

    Ling and Novel did a great job..so did Josephine..either one of them would be sad for not to win the title..and the same goes to other contestants too, of course..who would be happy to lose..and i noticed Cally cried behind there when the camera was focusing on Novel..

    i have to agree with u again on the make up part..make up enhances ones beauty..but i don’t think it applies here..everyone looked, err, not quite pretty with the make up.? i’ve viewed some of the contestants’ Friendster profile (including yours)..i found that they are actually quite pretty, with light/without make up..

    and of course u girls have the standard of prettiness to stand on the stage..but it just makes people feel it’s lack of something..the oomph perhaps..

    and oh..i know u girls just wore bikinis..what i meant was a beauty contest, generally, that is..of course it’s one of the interesting segments, but i’m not looking forward to any of it 😉

    by the way..the pic of u 3 years ago in your Friendster account..u looked prettier back then..less photogenic now.? no.? hehehe..thanks for your long comment..

    Comment by Yatz — Friday, 10 November, 2006 @ 12:32 am

  13. Hmmm..Maybe I’ll see you in Poppy some times too! 😉

    Comment by Sue Ann — Friday, 10 November, 2006 @ 12:57 am

  14. Sue Ann >> well sure..why not..hehe..humans have to expand their friending network 🙂
    and oh..my primary is at http://jenkinyat.blogdrive.com actually..this is just a mirror site of the actual one..anyway..this blog tend to appear when u yahoo or google search it..
    cheers mate..

    Comment by Yatz — Friday, 10 November, 2006 @ 3:19 am

  15. Hi to all the finalist girls of Ms Astro just amazing that how you all perform great on the stage that night. Agreed with Yat that i thought Ling will crowned as Winner after Q&A sessions.
    Over and above she looked really presentable and conspicous to audiences.
    Anyhow she did great and the merely one beauty who got 3 titles at the contest. Just sharing with you,if i were judge, i will rank them in sequence as below
    1) Ling 2) Jo 3)Novel
    Jo is really pretty and photogenic and cant understand that why she only deserved for third place. i thought she will get the ms photogenic…
    Su Ann look great as well and i thought she will entered top five finalist but my prediction was proved wrong at the end..

    Comment by Pahang guy — Friday, 10 November, 2006 @ 9:36 am

  16. Pahang guy >> yeah..they definitely deserve the credits..however, i guess most of them flopped during the talent performance segment..

    yea..the sequence is good and i agree with what u said about Jo and Sue Ann..Goey is not bad too, though.. 🙂

    Comment by Yatz — Friday, 10 November, 2006 @ 1:14 pm

  17. well like you said, she (Mei Ling) had been involved in too many commercials and ads and countless pageants so… one word to describe her: overrated. Maybe Astro wanted a new face, someone fresh off the scene to win their grand prizes and get on with TV contracts or whatever they had to offer to their Queen. Pageants are not only judged on the grand night itself. The judging has begun since a month ago through the contestants’ participation in a string of activities. Furthermore, winning a pageant is pretty much a luck. Beauty has more than a skin-deep meaning so even though mei ling might seem to be the ‘perfect package’ but maybe in other aspect e.g. personality Novel triumphed, as a whole throughout the whole pageant.

    Comment by gigi — Monday, 13 November, 2006 @ 6:29 am

  18. gigi >> well, i don’t really agree with what you said..you are saying she’s been overrated because i said she’s been involved in too many commercials and pageants..if i hadn’t said anything about it, don’t you think she’s doing quite well.?

    and i’m pretty sure that most of the people who voted for her (except her friends of course) didn’t knew much about her..if just based on performance and all, she rose among others..

    but anyway..the contest has ended for some time..there’s no use to argue anymore..just wish Novel could shine for Malaysia in the next level..

    cheers..

    Comment by Yatz — Monday, 13 November, 2006 @ 12:49 pm

  19. gigi, I also disagree with you. As I know Novel also participated in many beauty pageants and she is also a model before she joined Miss Astro. Just tat her sweet look tat win the judges heart (pretty face more important than intelligent la), especially most of the judges tat night r not professional in judging, they r only sponsor of the pageant. I dont think they listen to the anwer properly, even some judges also dont understand chinese leh!

    Throughout the event, eventhough v do not know Ling, V (my friend and I) keep on sms to support her so that she can at least in the top 5. During the final night when the mc announced she is not in Top 5 yet, v keep on sms so that she can b there. After the Q & A session, v taught Ling will win but too bad she only being announced 1st runner up.

    Comment by Samantha — Thursday, 16 November, 2006 @ 12:32 am

  20. Samantha >> see gigi..i knew it..people vote based on their performances..and what Samantha did is one of the proofs..which i said people that don’t know Ling would still vote for her because of her performances..

    and i too agree with you that the judges aren’t professional enough to be the judges..and of course, not every contest or whatever isn’t flawless..so..whatever has happened, just let it be..thanks to all the performances of the contestants..

    cheers~!!

    Comment by Yatz — Thursday, 16 November, 2006 @ 2:03 am

  21. I am MayShit. I song a loussy song

    Comment by MayShit — Friday, 24 November, 2006 @ 1:43 pm

  22. MayShit >> u song lousy song.? say what.?

    Comment by Yatz — Monday, 4 December, 2006 @ 6:59 pm

  23. Hi guys,

    I was surprised to see loads of comments here even the pageant has over for so long. I really think that Astro done a good job cos at least ppl get to noticed us.

    Once again congratulations to the top 3 and also the rest for their great performance that night. Everyone shins during the final night.

    Im proud of all of u!!!!

    Comment by cally — Friday, 8 December, 2006 @ 7:48 pm

  24. cally >> oh great..after No.3 MeiSi and No.2 Sue Ann commented here..now i got No.6 Cally in da house..am i cool or what.? LOL..kidding..

    anyway..u have did a great job too..and oh..my friend said he knows your bf..LOL..wtf..

    Comment by Yatz — Saturday, 9 December, 2006 @ 5:22 am


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