It's About Trust

A little girl and her father were crossing a bridge. The father was kind of scared so he asked his little daughter: "Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that you don't fall into the river." The little girl said: "No, Dad. You hold my hand." "What's the difference?" Asked the puzzled father. "There's a big difference," replied the little girl. "If I hold your hand and something happens to me, chances are that I may let your hand go. But if you hold my hand, I know for sure that no matter what happens, you will never let my hand go."

In any relationship, the essence of trust is not in its bind, but in its bond. So hold the hand of the person whom you love rather than expecting them to hold yours.
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Wagashi




Wagashi is a traditional Japanese confectionery which is often served with tea, especially the types made of mochi, azuki bean paste, and fruits. Wagashi is typically made from natural based (mainly plant) ingredients and the common ingredients are rice flour, anko or red adzuki bean paste and sugar which gave a strong, rich texture with a hint of sweetness. Visit Kyoto Foodie for a more in-depth personal account at http:// kyotofoodie.com/chrysanthemum-namagashi/
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Jangan Berbangga

Sesuatu yang bagus untuk dikongsikan dan renungan bersama:


Jgn bangga berkulit putih kerana kulit terakhir kita = TANAH LIAT
Jgn bangga dgn rumah bagus dan besar kerana rumah terakhir kita = KUBUR
Jgn bangga dgn baju bagus kerana baju terakhir kita = KAIN KAFAN
Jgn bangga dgn kereta & motor bsr, krn kenderaan kita yg terakhir = KERANDA
Jgn bangga dgn wangian berjenama, krn wangian kita terakhir = KAPUR BARUS

kita bukan siapa2 di dunia ini.Jadi jangan sombong dengan anugerah yang kita ada. humble and down to earth.

Moral of the story: semua manusia itu akan mati.

Nothing Interesting

Almost 5 month I left this blog, so let me see what thing make me so busy for the past few month:

May
- Harvest Festival throughout May. So of course Im full with activity with my family and friends.
Joining Sugandoi (Singing Commpetition), Get involced with Fashion Show (Fall/Summer Fashion Show) with JJ, 'Aramaii tii' event..hahah..of course laa, May will full of this event..

June
- Still with Harvest festival, Moving out from home (yyyeeaaahhh, Im freedom), hangout with my cousin, my bff.. @ working place, being a trainer to new colleague..He smart boy and learn fast. Salute you bro..

July
- Im totally busy dealing with my work. Lucky my best buddy Roger help me..Thanx bro!
And also still with my night life, ..come on, I need a space that can release my stress.. throughout this month Roger very helpful to me..Lucky for this company have someone like you working here. But End of the month, he decided to resign due to fasting month on August and need to assist his mom. He is a nice buddy, good co-worker, best employee..so sayang this company let someone good fly to another place..stupid boz..

August
-Started fasting. Due to I am the only one here so I need to do One Man Show on work..Got promoting with one month trial..But its still doesn't make me happy. Salary a bit raised but my work become more than what they paying me. Its not worthy at all...time to review another place/job I guess..

So that the few stories I can sharing here at the moment. Will continue later, got appoinment with a Aussie man there..hope we can be business partner. Wish me luck.

My Friend Album

Sebagai kawan sia mimang bangga dengan pencapaian beliau. Segala dedikasi yang beliau curahkan dlm album sulung ini tidak sia2. Penantian selama 3 tahun untuk menghasilkan sesuatu yang terbaik mimang berbaloi. Sebagai pendengar dan peminat lagu2 tempatan, konsep rnb yg beliau ketengahkan adalah pertama kali d Sabah dan sia amat berpuas hati dengan seluruh lagu dalam album sulung beliau ini..diharap selepas ini beliau akan terus berusaha menghasilkan yg terbaik dan berkualiti seperti ini. Setiap kali mendengar album beliau, sia terpikir..kalau laa album ni sia yg punya kn best..hah..tapi Bernard Laimen Micheal mimang layak mendapat pujian atas usaha gigih beliau untuk album sulung ini.
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They Did this To Me


Im too exhausted and just reach home at 2.30a.m. take a nap few hours and this morning here I am at office, working to save my ass..and the damn things make me hurt..Oh God! If commit suicide not a sin, Im the one who will do that now. MySpace

Some people around me, they seems nice but actually not. Some people they may look bad or poor but they are really nice people. And I only have few of them so I will not let them go.MySpace
So don't judge people buy its appearance. They can blind my eyes but not my mind. this is not what Im gonna say here.

Im totally exhausted, sadness, felt down. Tired with the drama of life. suddenly I felt empty and lonely. Too much pressure.MySpace. I try harder to think positive. Perhaps you guys have heard someone say this, or something like this"People will always inevitably let you down, but God will never ever let you down."

What I can think right now, I need air, take deep breath and scream if possible. I dunno How many time I need types and press the delete button to write down here..Is it too hard to understand me. Maybe Im a silent but you can ask me. Do I look like mannequin to everyone that have no feeling. You guys still not worthy to my anger. Someone ask me why I need to care to people that hurt me so bad. Because I don't have so many friends like you. If God doesn't hate them, who am I to hate them too..Im not a nice person, but If comes to friendship and family.I can put all they bad behind me..
MySpace


That sentence appeals to my concerns about myself and my well-being. I must look beyond my self ceneredness to the pain and severe testing others endure. What of the hungry, the abused, the victim of racism? What of the people known no other life than a daily existence of they life?

God is faithful, and He will not let you be tested beyond your strength but with your testing He will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it. God will never give people more than they can handle.


p/s: Finally I cool down myself and think rational back.MySpace Let the emo go away. tonight I wanna go yamcha..hmm..dunno sapa sudi kasi kawan ni ah?..decide later..


If Today


If each grain of sand were to say :
One grain does not make a mountain,
There would be no land.

If each drop of water were to say :
One drop does not make an ocean,
There would be no sea.

If each note of music were to say :
Each note does not make a symphony,
There would be no melody.

If each word were to say :
One word does not make a library,
There would be no book.

If each brick were to say :
One brick does not make a wall,
There would be no house.

If each seed were to say :
One seed does not make a field,
There would be no harvest.

If each of us were to say :
One person does not make the difference,
There would never be love and peace on earth.

You and I do make the difference.
Begin today and make the difference.

To my lil' Bro


Today was so bad, and even worse for you

i dont know how it feels, but, it must be very hard for you

i want to do something to make your day

but i dont know what to say to you, dont know what else to do besides praying

be strong bro, even it’s hard

remain to be the one i know

i know you can

and please remember

i will always be your side :)


**Everything gonna be okay soon my lil bro Allester

Like will be break soon...

Sunday-woke up almost 12pm..The great hangover I had..haha..packing my stuff after shower then c/out. We will never forget what we experienced there. Now I can't wait to see the picture..Thanks to Vonn, Boi and Hernie to accompanied us during our stay there. You guys such are good friends that hard to find.
We reach safely at home around 4pm. Lazy to unpack because I will go travel again tomorrow. take a nap few hours then call all my close friends and brothers to meet @ Tg. Aru Plaza to hangout. I notice, currently our gang not like before. ..hmm...like something matter make us apart...including my brother Dieny.. :( . Its okay laa, I not the kind of person to think bad. Everyone have their good own reason...Brilliant say - People change.

I just wonder, what happen to our friendship if everyone keep their after ego. I do my best
to keep them eventho I can't because someday somebody will take them away from you. I just can do my best in our friendship. No body is perfect so what do you expect from people?

No Promises


Last Saturday - Me, accompanied by my Bro Allester, and Neil, Dynston has planned to out of the city. We going to Keningau due to Alles have appointment with his friend to meet there. After we arrived there, the person that my bro keep promise to see gone. I asked my brother weither he already double confirm with the person or not. He answer me yes, but since morning the person never sms or call him. What kind of joke the person do this to my lil' bro. He kinda upset and disappointed. We travel almost 2 hours on the road to Keningau, but that people no show, no sorry, and broke the promised.

Since we don't have any planning there we just contact our friends which is staying there and go to Pesta Kalimaran at Tenom District. Its about 30 minutes from Keningau in the heavy raining day. At nite, Vonn, my friends from Keningau invite me to join the Birthday Party which I realize his person (Birthday boy) is Tanak Gana@ Atama..lol..what a day? I though is someone stranger...haha..I won't tell you guys what happened there because most of Sabahan know what a command in our tradition here....(Arrrrraaaaammmmaaaaaiiii ttiii) but we not spent too much time there due we have other planned. Its Tons bestday also..(same day)..haha.. Finally We celebrate it at a club (I totally forgot the name, hv drunk already). And We lucky someone has spent us to our drink..what a lucky boy..we back to our room around 5.00am. What a blast nite huh..hehe

I though my brother will happy but not, he really disappointed on that person. I advice my brother to block his fb from that person. I can trust people who broke the promise without reasonable and lie...Don't make a promise if you know you can fulfill it. don't cheat / lie to the person who trust you much. To me its easy, I trust everyone easy..but once you broke it, you do it at your own risk and you will never can fix it anymore. can you fix the broken glass as before?




Message

Do you know what message they try to tell you?

The Godfather in One Minute and One Take

Do I a ......?



Those content in my friend's blog recall my memory past year ago. Its a conversation bertween me and my close friend.

He: She cheating in you, stab behind you and she said..bla...bla..bla..(that complicated..lol)

Me (having lunch): Then?

He: ?? are you sick? U not mad?

Me: She don't deserve it..my anger so expensive, she can't afford to buy....hehe

He: she stabbing you back bah buduh (He starting emotional) ..Kalau sia, sia sumbat mulut dia lada..

Me: Do I look like I care for it? Word can't kill me. Im still alive and kicking..ignore it or soon you will be same like her..

He:You sound like a bitch already..

Me; Well, you know me..let people keep talking about me..I don't give a damn with that..Im they sources of story..as long as I don't give respond. others will think that stories just a rumors.

He: You really a bitch and asshole..(LOL)..

Me: Well my friend, do I look like I care? hahaha...

He finally surrender. Actually Im mad but I just don't wan't to show it infront of him. Reach home, take shower then sleep a while (Reboot my mood). Wake up, I felt normal already.

So guys, make no one deserve for your anger for simply thing.. handle it properly and you gonna feel better. The most important thing is how you handle you anger toward someone.

10 Things You Shouldn’t Do At A Club


Nah here I share a link about what you shouldn't do during your happy hours at club. Mostly some of you do this and have this bad attitude while you hangout with others. Don't you think some people don't like it.. Sorry, trying to be a hero will make you the last visit to that club/pub..haha.. So, please behave yourselves guys!.

Read (here) to know more. Maybe you ever do that without knowing it.
http://msn.goingout.com.my/10-things-you-shouldnt-do-at-a-club/

Taktorah

Bila,
lelaki romeo,
tidak lagi bercinta.

Tiada lagi,
kisah cinta,
yang menyentuh hati,
yang mampu buat engkau tersenyum lagi

Nukilan dari Zaid Haris

Jessie J: Price Tag Lyrics

Okay, Coconut man, Moon Heads and Pea
You ready

Seems like everybody's got a price,
I wonder how they sleep at night.
When the sale comes first,
And the truth comes second,
Just stop, for a minute and
Smile

Why is everybody so serious
Acting so damn mysterious
Got your shades on your eyes
And your heels so high
That you can't even have a good time

Everybody look to their left (yeah)
Everybody look to their right (ha)
Can you feel that (yeah)
We're paying with love tonight
It's not about the money, money, money
We don't need your money, money, money
We just wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the Price Tag
Ain't about the (uh) Cha-Ching Cha-Ching.
Aint about the (yeah) Ba-Bling Ba-Bling
Wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the Price Tag.

Okay!
We need to take it back in time,
When music made us all unite
And it wasn't low blows and video hoes,
Am I the only one getting tired
Why is everybody so obsessed
Money can't buy us happiness
Can we all slow down and enjoy right now
Guarantee we'll be feeling Alright.

Everybody look to their left (yeah)
Everybody look to their right (ha)
Can you feel that (yeah)
We're paying with love tonight
It's not about the money, money, money
We don't need your money, money, money
We just wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the Price Tag
Ain't about the (uh) Cha-Ching Cha-Ching.

Aint about the (yeah) Ba-Bling Ba-Bling
Wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the Price Tag.

[B.o.B]
Yeah yeah
Well, keep the price tag
And take the cash back
Just give me six strings and a half stACK.
And you can keep the cars
Leave me the garage
And all I..
Yes all I need are keys and guitars
And its with in 30 seconds I'm leaving to Mars
Yeah we leaping across these undefeatable odds
Its like this man, you can't put a price on the life
We do this for the love so we fight and sacrifice everynight
So we aint gon stumble and fall never
Waiting to see this in the sign of defeat uh uh
So we gon keep everyone moving their feet
So bring back the beat and then everyone sing

It's not about the money, money, money
We don't need your money, money, money
We just wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the Price Tag
Ain't about the (uh) Cha-Ching Cha-Ching.
Aint about the (yeah) Ba-Bling Ba-Bling
Wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the Price Tag.

It's not about the money, money, money
We don't need your money, money, money
We just wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the Price Tag
Ain't about the (uh) Cha-Ching Cha-Ching.
Aint about the (yeah) Ba-Bling Ba-Bling
Wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the Price Tag.

[Jessie J -Outro]
Yeah, yeah
Oo-oooh
Forget about the price tag.

Ni Kali Laa


Bermula dengan ....

Addduuiiii~~....hehehe...Punya bodoh sia rasa ni ari..napa sia bulih lupa handphone sia padahal tu la benda yang sia pegang dari subuh² lagi...Sekali teringat time on the way pi keja suda, actually bukan jauh sangat pun, sempat lagi kalau pusing balik tapi sia ni bukan jenis orang yang akan patah balik semata² mo ambik handphone yang tertinggal tu..

Sudah lama sia tidak hidup begini...TANPA HANDPHONE...rasa macam oren+anggur pulak..hahaha..dalam hati misti msg inbox sia suda full, missed call jadi beratus² alamak...itu yang sia malas mo ingat..Ni kali la, benda yg sia malas mo buat ialah mo explain to everyone yg missed call and yg nda ter'reply sms.... Pikir² biar laa, org yang sia tungguu tu nampak jugak tu status sia d FB..(Harap² laa)

Become A Model

Honest Judgment about yourself.

Are you enough honest evaluate yourself? Do you fit in this profession? Just praising of your looks by your friends is not enough. You must posses a package of great looks. Since in this profession you have to make other people to looks like you. A product endorsement banks on models looks. More than looks it is important how photogenic you are? So you are right person to judge your decision whether you are fit for this industry or not?

Great Portfolio

Alright you have great looks that can turn heads while you walking on public place but that is not enough at all. How do you look in photos are key factor for clients or photographers to choose you from the lot. It is quite often so deserving models get lost because of poor portfolio. You port folio should be much stronger than own looks. This would happen only either your portfolio is shot by a commercial photographer or a very talented armature. So before you step in this industry, you must be armed with a great portfolio.

Do you have inner strength?

Beside looks and great portfolio, The model should posses strong will power and confidence to hunt for right opportunity with a determination to work harder and harder. You must be stronger from inside your attitudes, mannerism, communications skills, and patience can put you on the desired place in the industry. Never think that modelling is full of glamour, but if you look in to rationally it is not just glamour as it seems from outside. When you see a beautiful model wearing great smile, there is lot of hard work behind it from the client, photographer and creative people to full fill their set objectives. So your inner personality plays equal role as your outer look.

Do you have right direction?

One more quality you must have is to differentiate between right and wrong people. If you are new to this filed you must choose the right band of people in this profession. Else, there are lots of bogus people in this industry who will misguide you at the cost of your own money. So never make fool out of you. Always go to professional photographers, coordinator, agencies, production houses for films and TV commercial, ad filmmakers. If you in right hands with a quality to become success no one can stop you to be top of the world.

Where are you located?

As it is truth that in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur city is known for advertising agencies, TV production, films, photographers, ad film makers with lots or pre production and post production studios, creative people, events management organization, contest organization, set designers, fashion designers and houses. Obviously, if you are not located in Kuala Lumpur then you must be capable to travel to Kuala Lumpur. It said in this industry that everything is required yesterday. So for any appointment or call with clients, you must be available across the table. And you must spend sizable time for your personal approach under the guidance of your coordination or agency. Again it needs hard work, time and money.

Measurements (Female Model)

The best measurements for glamour modelling are 5′7″, 34″ bust, 24″ waist, 34″ hips. If you are within one inch of these measurements you are fit to model almost anything. High Fashion models are typically 5′7″ to 6′ tall and an extremely thin size 7 with 32-35″ bust, 22-25″ waist and 33-36″ hips. They are not necessarily classically beautiful. PETITE measurements would be 5′5″ to 5′8″ tall and a size 5 to 7. The model MUST have a well proportioned body. PLUS SIZE models are 5′7″ to 5′11″ tall and wear a size 12 to 14, have a well toned and proportioned body with a thin face, good skin and beautiful hair. Always provide very accurate measurements to the agency and to customers. (Helps to save embarrassment if you get hired for a job and the clothes don’t fit because you were not honest). For a man, heights should be 5′11″ to 6′2″ and you must fit in a 40-42″ jacket.

The ultimate test for an aspiring Model

Well almost… Send your photo and resume to reputable coordinators. Set-up an appointment and you will find out very quickly if you have what it takes. These people are very busy, if they don’t like the photo you won’t get an appointment. If they like it you will be invited for an assessment. Then again if you don’t have what it takes they will tell you on the spot. (they want quality models). If rejected don’t give up yet! Each coordinator/agency is different and has different expectations and requirements from their models. Always ask about any immediate physical changes (haircut, weight loss, skin treatment, dental work etc.) and work on it for the future. Some coordinators/established models offer good training (in the form of workshops/courses) for local fashion shows and print work. This can be a great way to gain confidence and experience.

How to get started and some tips to Succeed?

An agency or co-ordinator should represent models. The model must have a portfolio, and comp cards. The agency/coordinator provides you with work (That is their main purpose. It is safe to say that they work for you!) They make a commission on your fee (15 to 20%). Be warned about agencies/coordinators who ask for money up front! Also check to see if they are reputable and genuine. The agency/coordinator should provide you with a few photographers name. It’s your choice to get the photographer you want. Pay the photographer for the photo shoots not the agency/coordinator. The agency/coordinator provides you with safe working environment and looks after legalities of the paper work for the job. They provide their clients with “Professional” models. Keep copies of all-important papers, such as contracts etc. You may need these if you have a dispute with the agency/coordinator. It is wise to choose the agency/coordinator carefully so you can stay with that them. Constantly changing them gives you a reputation of being flighty and unprofessional

How to find an agency/coordinator?

Since in India there is no system for accrediting Modelling Agencies. It would be best advised for you to look up our coordinator section. If you are outside India, please check out the INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORY of MODEL and TALENT agencies & schools, a book with phone and address of all agencies across the world.

How to approach an agency / coordinator?

The oldest way to go about it is to visit them. Book an appointment ahead of time by phone. Bring at least 2 pictures. They don’t have to be professional pictures. A head shot, natural and clear. Also a full length shot that somewhat reveals your figure, a clingy dress , swimsuit, figure flattering clothes or other tight fittings garments should be worn. Forget about baggy clothes! It will tip off viewers that you have something to hide. Ask lots of questions. Ask to see what work their models are currently doing? Ask for names and phone number of clients and call them to verify the information, be concerned if they promise you work right away or promise you high salaries. If they don’t allow you time to think about it or if they use pressure techniques to sign the contract, be concerned. They should not ask for money up-front for classes or training. Be concerned if the they claim to be looking for ordinary people. Reputed agencies/coordinators might have open interviews during the week, give them a call and find out. Also you can send your photo and resume as mentioned earlier.

Portfolio: What is it?

It’s a collection of your modelling pictures. How many pictures you need varies. You should only keep strong pictures; you are only as good as your worst picture! Models should aim for quality not quantity! Avoid using 2 pictures of the same shoot (same look) Black and White is the favourite of the industry. 9 by 12 inches are the standard size. Your agency will require you to buy an 11 by 14 inches for their book (portfolio). A basic but versatile portfolio would have a casual head shot, styled head shot, body shot (conservative swimsuit or lingerie), a fashion shot (sexy), action shot, an editorial shot and even a catalogue shot. As you gain experience replace the older pictures with newer one. Keep your best picture at the end to leave a lasting impression! Do not wear Jewellery for those prints; it takes the attention away from you. The wrong choice of undergarments may show panty line or bra straps and will distract the viewer (on the job, or in interviews it can mean the difference between looking professional or not). Tailor your portfolio for your strengths and the type of modelling you are doing.

What is a Comp card?

Comp card is a card with a few pictures on it. It also has the information on how to reach modelling agency. It contains your statistic and measurements. They cost between US$ 200 to 300 for 200 cards. The model pays for them and your agency will tell you how many you need to get started
Tips on how to choose a photographer

Avoid “portrait photographer” they often don’t understand the need of the fashion industry. See the photographer’s portfolio. Do you like it? Does it represent the style and format your looking for? Commercial photographers might be a good source of work! Keep that in mind. Be concerned about photographers who seek to take nude pictures of you or claims to be working on a swimsuit calendar. Photographers should be professional and respectful and you should bring a friend along. Always be cheerful, you never know when you might get a free shoot or a free picture or an extra roll done at no extra cost! If you bring your own clothes to the shoot, always bring extra. If the photographer for example like your look and decides to do an extra roll you will be ready to benefit from it. Keep an open mind photographers love to do editorial shots.

Always remember good beginning means half work done.

You are Unique

Many aspiring models feel that because they are beautiful, photographers will line up to take their photos. In some rare instances, this might actually be true. But at the same time, you need to position yourself in a way that advances your career and uses all of your available resources to your advantage. I've worked with numerous models that are substantially more attractive than major successes like Brittany Spears or Paris Hilton. So why aren't they also huge successes? Because being extremely successful in this industry generally involves more than just good looks.

It is important to recognize that there are thousands (or even hundreds of thousands) of aspiring models out there and they're all seeking work. If you are serious about advancing your career, then it is important that you take steps to distance yourself from the pack and give yourself every advantage you can over the countless others all seeking the same things.

Don't settle for situations where working with someone will not benefit your portfolio or your career. And by all means, if you're at all serious about modeling as a career or a potential source of income, be extremely discriminant about the photos you use in your portfolio. I will say this repeatedly in these pages, your portfolio is not a scrapbook.

With that said, a career in modeling usually requires a model to start from the bottom and work her way up. This means that not all jobs will be glamourous or high paying. And sometimes the best opportunities in your career will barely seem like opportunities at all.
It is important to consider all opportunities very carefully. And if you're already accustomed to getting paid for your time, it is important toconsider when collaborating with a photographer for "free" may be worth more than any monetary reimbursement for time.

For example, photographers may sometimes work on creative projects that don't involve compensating the participants. Yet the results from such a project could end up being worth their weight in gold and one of the highlights of your portfolio. A single photo could get you exposure leading to countless more paid opportunities.
Written by Los Angeles photographer, Zero Dean.

How to get started?

How do I Get Started In Modeling?

Getting Started

There is no single path to follow for getting started. Different models have found success through success through different routes. If you want to become a doctor, for example, there is a set course of schooling, experience, and testing to follow. But for a career in modeling, there is no clear path. Some of the ways that I know models have gotten started in the past are listed below. Although it is by no means an exhaustive list, it might help you launch your career in modeling.

Front Door - Go to the Source

The bulk of the work in modeling is booked through modeling agencies. So, literally, go to the front door of the modeling agency. This is the number one way for a wannabe model to start. You will have to do some research. First, find out where the modeling agency door is, whether locally or in some big city. Second, determine that it is not a scam agency. The Modeling Advice site has links to a list of modeling agencies and information on how to check out an agency (The Agency). You can also approach a modeling agency through their open call, by scheduling an interview, or by submitting a cover letter and photographs. Give them a call or email them and ask how they want new talent to contact them.

Know Someone

Some models get started because they have an in. You hear stories of someone who has a friend who models and goes to a photo shoot with them and is then "discovered" by the photographer. Or maybe someone has an aunt who modeled or runs an agency and helped him or her get started. Others might work in a related field and one day finds them working not beside the camera but in front of it. In smaller markets child models are most often used because they are an art director's, buyer's, or photographer's child. Knowing someone in the business can help you get started in a modeling career.

The Fates

Modeling agencies are constantly looking for new talent. This is especially true in fashion modeling. This segment of modeling is composed mostly of young models. By the time a model is 30, his or her career is over. There is always a need to find the next generation of models. Modeling agency personnel (owner, booker), photographers, art directors, and of course the "model scouts" are the ones who are out there looking. Some agencies are large enough to employ an individual whose sole job is to look for that next generation of new talent or to fill the new needs of a client. Unfortunately, rip-off organizations, web space salespeople, and scoundrels often use the term "model scout", so you should be suspicious of those calling themselves model scouts. But there are many stories of models being discovered at the mall, on the beach, or in some other public place. If you hope to start your career in modeling by waiting for the fates to smile on you, you must plan on spending a lot of time hanging in out in public places.

Hard work

Some models do work their way into modeling (I have also heard models say that modeling is hard work and all models work their way into the business). These models track down test shoots and put together their comp cards and portfolios. They study and practice being a model by working on their expressions, posing, runway walking, hair styling, makeup, working in front of a camera, and learning how the business works. These models may work freelance or have non-exclusive contracts with a number of modeling agencies. In smaller regional markets, where agencies do not have the resources to develop new talent, an agency might not work with a model until they have developed their skills and marketing materials. If you enjoy the process of modeling and doing good work, then all of the time and expense that go into this process can be its own reward. If you plan to earn a living at modeling, i.e. as a career, you should be sure you meet the basic physical and aptitude requirements for the type of model you want to become before you invest your time and money into the process. If you want to be a high fashion model but do not have the size or look requirements, no amount of hard work will make you a career model.

Try to Buy Success

There is a whole industry built around this approach to getting started in modeling. Very few career models, however, actually succeed through this avenue. This area includes many of the modeling schools, modeling camps, model searches, internet listing services, modeling contests, modeling conventions, and pageants. This is not to say that these activities can't be interesting, educational, and fun. But most of these organizations will take on and take money from almost anyone who wants to be a model. This leads to a very low percentage of career models that actually come from these activities. Most of these organizations survive by playing on one's dreams, ignorance, and pocket book and not by finding and developing top modeling talent. But in spite of this, sometimes someone does make it and this is what these organizations feature in their sales pitches and videos.

What are the height and size requirements for a high fashion model?

This is the burning question. The general guidelines for women are height 5'9" to 6', around size 6, 34B-24-34, and 14-21 years of age. For men the guidelines are height around 6' (a couple of inches over or under), size 40R. Are there exceptions to this? You bet. Is it fair? No. Are there petite sizes and plus sizes? Yes. Do commercial, glamour, acting, or smaller markets care anything about these sizes? Not much. Only if you want to work high fashion in the major markets like New York are these numbers important.

Are there jobs for models who specialize in just parts of the body?

Yes. Some models that have photogenic faces and bodies do not necessarily have photogenic hands and feet. Hand models, for example, are difficult to find and frequently a photographer uses one model for the face while another model's hands may be reaching into the picture. Of course the photographer makes it look like one person, but in fact there are two. Jewelry photographers look for good hands, a nice neck, and photogenic ears. As with hands, good ears are hard to find, as they must have the right shape, with smooth skin, and pierced for only one earring, not five. Paying jobs for modeling jewelry, however, seldom come along. Body-parts models follow career paths similar to regular models.

How much do models make?

You hear about the fabulous big money that supermodels make, but only a handful of models in the world ever achieve this kind of income, which can be in the millions. Most models earn far less, assuming they get any work at all. Modeling fees for markets outside of New York, as a general rule will be in the same range as a photographer's fees. For example, in Portland, Oregon, when I last checked, modeling agencies fees were $150 an hour. As you move to larger markets fees for photographers and models go up (one agency in New York was asking $250 per hour). While you may not have the income of an elite supermodel, you can make a good living if you can find steady work. And that is a big "if".

Can a modeling agency tell just from a snap shot if I have what it takes to be a model?

First the YES part. Reviewing snapshots of potential models is a normal screening practice used by modeling agencies. You send them a couple of snapshots of yourself, usually a head-and-shoulder shot and a full-length body shot in a bathing suit or tight clothes. Some say they can tell from these snapshots whether you have what it takes for modeling.

You should send good, clear, properly exposed, properly composed photographs in which you are properly positioned. They can use these photos as a screening tool. This means that if there is an opening for someone with your look, the agency will be interested in meeting with you in person to see if, in fact, you look like your picture. This does not necessarily mean that you have or do not have what it takes to be a model. It just gets you an interview and maybe on to a test shoot.

Now the NO part. Most would-be models send bad pictures, or they may look great but they don't meet the agency's needs at that moment, or the agent guessed wrong. Modeling agencies say, "Don't spend money on getting photos taken; a Polaroid by your friend is just fine." But when they talk about sending in a simple snapshot, what they are really looking for is at least an advanced amateur level of photography or a would-be professional photographer level. Having taught photography for a number of years, I know that most beginners have problems with exposure, focus, and composition, let alone knowing how to position models for their best look. You may not want to trust your career to your best friend's ability as a photographer unless they meet the advanced amateur criteria.

You should try sending your photos to several modeling agencies to see if they are interested in you. One agency may be full of blue-eyed blondes while another may have none and be in need of one. It can be as simple as being in the right place at the right time. For example, one agency or photographer may tell a would-be model that he or she doesn't have what it takes; that wannabe model then goes to another agency and becomes a star model. I remember photographing a young 14-year-old whom I thought just didn't have the classic beauty look and told her I doubted if she would accomplish much in this field. Fortunately, she did not listen to me. She started working out, kept up her modeling and beauty work, switched over to the pageant side of things, and became Miss Oregon.

The initial snapshot, interview, and test shot are just screening processes to find those who would have an easier time in modeling. A special few may still find some measure of success in modeling by hard work and developing special talents. They may not become superstars but they can find enjoyment and financial rewards pursuing a modeling career.

Are modeling conventions and searches a good place to start a modeling career or are they a total rip-off?

I have never personally been to one of these events (nor are any of them asking me to come and check them out) and I have not seen any 60 Minutes type of journalistic investigation on them. I have looked over their web sites and I have seen endless chatrooms that call these events the biggest rip-offs out there. I don't know of any top models that have come out of conventions and searches, although I do know of one TV actress discovered at IMTA. What I do know is that for the money some of these organizations charge, you could fly to New York, stay for week, and do open calls at every top agency in the city. Personally, I don't feel that they are a very good investment. There are better ways to get discovered.

Why is everyone giving different advice on modeling?

Remember the story of the three blind men describing an elephant? One man felt the trunk, another felt the tail, and the third felt the leg. Each had a different description of what the elephant was like. The modeling industry is the same way. The modeling industry is big and has many specialty areas. What I have experienced is quite different from what fashion photographer A has experienced. And what he has experienced is quite different from what glamour photographer B has. And what we all have experienced is quite different from what the modeling agencies are going to tell you.

Another thing that leads to different views on the industry is that we are all small business people, each one running his/her own business in as many unique ways, and hopefully better than the competition. This leads to a lot of different ideas about how things work and how things should be done. It can also lead to confusion and presents opportunities for con artists. Since there is no set way to become a model, it leaves the door open for the "expert" to "guarantee" to make you a top model for only a small, non-refundable fee. Watch out and try to educate yourself on the many areas of the modeling industry.

What do you know about Emodels now Options Talent now Trans Continental Talent now Wilhelmina Scouting Network now who knows?

I can't keep up with this group. They keep changing their name and their antics. Emodels merged with Options Talent that merged again to be become Trans Continental Entertainment Group, Inc., and then changed its name to Trans Continental Talent, Inc. Then it moved into an agreement with Wilhelmina to form Wilhelmina Scouting Network. More changes have occurred since this last. According to news reports they plan on continuing to do business as usual. I have seen some postings where they are calling themselves Transcontinental Talent.

The following information is what I have found on this changing organization:Options Talent, Inc. part of Options Talent Group is a publicly traded company. All SEC fillings are available to the public. The following is taken from Options Talent Groups Form 10-QSB filed April 30, 2002:

"Options Talent, Inc. (formerly eModel, Inc., hereafter "OTI"), was incorporated in Delaware on August 22, 2000 under the name eModel, Inc.com. OTI maintains a website as a portal for the entertainment industry. Through a significant scouting organization and an international franchise network, OTI enrolls clients into a sophisticated database for a fee, and provides them increased exposure to registered agencies and other industry professionals seeking cost effective access to various talent using the Internet. OTI also markets interactive events to its database of clients and prospective clients to showcase various talents to relevant industry professionals. OTI intends to market additional products, advertising, and other services to this emerging networked database of enrolled talent, registered agencies, and other industry professionals.

OTI generates revenues from enrollment and maintenance fees paid by clients posting profile information on the Company's website (model revenue), through the sale of franchises to franchisees (franchise revenue), to developers through the sale of specific territorial marketing rights (developer revenue), through the sale of interactive events to clients seeking to showcase their talents before relevant industry professionals (event revenue), and until January 2001 through amounts paid by field talent scouts for the right to recruit clients (scout revenue). Model enrollment revenues are recognized upon sale, as substantially all of the services necessary to post client profile information on the website is completed as part of the sales process, and there exist no uncertainties surrounding collection as historically all such sales have been made for cash or as credit card charges. Initial and renewal franchise fees are fully recognized when received, as there are no significant commitments or obligations on the part of the Company to perform future services other than the initial territory designation and to maintain the website. Event revenues and associated event costs are recognized when the event occurs. Advance collections and costs are deferred accordingly and estimated revenue and cost accruals may be required from time to time.

Franchise operations expenses include the direct and indirect costs of personnel associated with franchise marketing, training and support, and operation of remote corporate offices. Sales and marketing cost include the direct and indirect costs of personnel associated with model enrollment and maintenance revenues, including assisting franchisees in the sales process where necessary. Scout expenses include amounts paid to independent contractors for enrollment referrals. Technical operations expenses include the direct and indirect costs of personnel responsible for the design, implementation, and support of the Company's database and website. General and administrative expenses include direct and indirect costs of personnel engaged in corporate executive management, administration, finance, legal, and human resources, depreciation expense and corporate headquarters facility charges."

If you are looking for online paid hosting of your model portfolio there are hundreds of sites offering this service. Do a search at Google.com to find them. Two of the oldest paid sites are Models.com and Model Network.com. For free internet model listing sites check out the Free Model Listing page.

**Pic: Credit to my friends Ed Ng

Simbol Misteri vs Tatu.


Hi everyone,
Here I wanna write down about the mystery symbol which is some blogger from peninsular has been blogging about it. Some of you might be seen this symbol before
and some of you not.


I just read about it from my friend's blog, Fanzi. He write about it and also I found in similar story on few blogs.


Oh yeah, someone just trying to pull the trigger..hehehe!~..It is a joke, a gimmick.. If you a positive thinker, then this is can be interesting and entertain to yourselves.


You guys can check it out this blog (here) or this (redmummy) for reference..lol..sure havoc..


For those whom still have no idea what this fucking symbol is, it is actually are Hazard Symbol recognizable symbols designed to warn people about the hazardous material or locations.


The info for this symbol, you can check it out (Here). Developed by the Dow Chemical Company in 1966 for their products.







But when this symbol being tattooed onto someone body, it bring are different meaning...(Awas!)... This is reminded me about the re-clamation of the biohazard symbol.


The real symbol is a warning against toxic waste, contamination.


But when some guy make this symbol as their tattoo, It will bring different meaning. It has always been an aggressively defiant yet almost secret symbol in gay community. Many gay poz men have it tattooed somewhere on their bodies.


Its a tribal symbol 'I am one of them', as a warning 'I am HIV positive' and also its an invitation "I'm like you'. Its says "I'm gay, and you can talk to me about it."


They take the symbol as a sign of discrimination and reclaim it for their own. This because we see this kind /this group of people as a toxic, poisonous and dangerous.


Hey! Im not offence...Im just sharing..duncha know sharing is caring..hahhaha..So, don't simply put it on your body without knowing what that mean or someone will come to approach you soon ..hahaha..


Habis, Huruf 'T' tu macam mana?


Macam-macam hal sekarang ni, kadang² sia pun heran. Benda² yang kadang2 kita buat dalam rutin harian yang nampak biasa bulih jadi haram. Pada sia itu terpulang pada individu itu sendiri. Mula² pengharaman yoga and now tarian poco-poco lagi.. Apa ni? We do the healthy activity without intention to the religious. Lepas ni apa pulak yg diharamkan ah?..


Lama-lama penggunaan huruf 'T' pun kena haram kn jugak laa tu. Nak guna tulisan apa pulak lepas ni ya?..hmmmm..Sia bulih bayangkan pulak kalau huruf 'T' tu dibuang..akan wujud perkataan2 baru pulak..hahha...Orang bilang Indah Bahasa Kerana Kata-Kata..tapi klau 'T' dah hilang apa yang indahnya..hahah...Sorry ya kalau ada yang tersinggung..

Dari sia yang Bikinnnn Paaannnnaaaaazzzzz....!~

What would be happen If you leave you girlfriend on vacation?

This is what will be happened if you leave her without informing them that you're on vacation. Learn from it guys!



p/s: trust me, I always do this to everyone...LOL!~

A Tale of MARI

the time write this is around 2.00am, its so silents and loneliness environment here. Jadi bila sia nampak ni video and play it..punya laa touching..dengan lagu tu lagi (If you understand japanese language) ..boleh mengalir air mata tinguk ni.. Sia suka binatang tapi bukan pencinta..coz, bukan semua pun haiwan sia suka..hehehe..Okay, cut the crap..enjoy watching this..Anjing mimang binatang yg setia..Bagaimana dgn manusia? Tepuk dada tanya diri sendiri ..

Tips: Before that, please stop my music before you play it..Its kinda annoying to you if you let it keep playing..



p/s: Anyone watching this movie before?

Gossip or Concern?

I learned something to face what Im facing right now. I got the tips from a sister of St Aloysius, Sister Mary Martha. Here I shared with you guys.

1) How does one differentiate between gossip and 'sharing concern'?

You don't get to share concern by sharing private details about other people. Let's take a moment to define gossip. We'll use Webster's Dictionary because they still have nuns in there:
1 : a person who habitually reveals personal or sensational facts about others
2 a
: rumor or report of an intimate nature b: a chatty talk c: the subject matter of gossip.

If I'm standing around with you and tell you about my friend who just found a wonderful new apartment after a long hunt and I want to share that good news with you, no problem.

Me: Margaret just found a wonderful new apartment! She is so happy.

You: Isn't that wonderful. I know she has been so worried about finding a new place.

We're both good to go here. It only turns south if I start revealing personal information about Margaret.

Me: Yes, well, she will be paying quite a bit more. She is such a shopaholic. I hope she doesn't end up living in her car.

Uh-oh.


Here's a rule of thumb: if you are talking about someone else and you suddenly realized they've been standing right behind you the whole time you've been talking and you find yourself combing your brain to remember exactly what you just said and whether or not you're going to have to sputter and backpeddle, you've been gossiping. (Unless all you've been talking about is the surprise party that's being planned. Then you're not a gossip, you're a blockhead.)

Why is it so bad? Because people have a right to justice and fairness, which is denied to them when people are talking about them behind their backs, even if you think it is for their own good. That's why the nuns always used to tell you to "mind your own garden".

We all have enough weeds to keep us busy.



2) If someone starts gossiping to me about another person and I just listen, am I gossiping too?

Great real. Yes.

If you weren't standing there listening there would be no gossip. Do people stand around talking to the walls about other people? No, they do not.

3) If some is gossiping to me about another person, should I walk away? Should I call the person on his/her gossip? Should I defend the gossipee?


This is a little more tricky. Unless there has been some sort of conversation about how you don't appreciate being involved in gossiping, just walking away is a bit rude. But then, so is gossiping, so it will do in a pinch.

I'm not much one for the holier than thou approach of calling a person on their gossiping, at least not in so many words, and defending the gossippee can result in more unearthing of the dark dirt.

Me: What a shopaholic that girl is! It's a wonder anyone would rent a place to her!

You: Well, she had a poor childhood and she told me once that she was denied so much as a child that she simple wasn't going to live her life pinching every penny.

Me: There is a difference between pinching pennies and reckless abandon. She wouldn't know a budget if it bit her in the face!

You're defense has made me defensive and caused me to spew even more unpleasant judgment.

I go for this approach:

Me: What a squanderer! What a wastrel!
You: It's really none of our business what she does with her money.
Me: (sputter) Well, I hope she doesn't end up at the Salvation Army trailer park.
You: I'm sure she'll be fine. How nice she found a great place.

Now you can walk away. Unless we're in the car. Then you're going to have to wait until I drop you off

I've always learned that people who gossip about others will surely at one point or another gossip about me.

Yes, they will. They especially will at the point you tell them to stop gossiping.
You: (walking away) It's none of our business. If we keep talking about this we're just gossiping.

Me: Did you hear what Janine said to me? She called me a gossipy old biddy!

How can I stay away from gossipers?

You can't, unless you live in a cave. Trust me, you wouldn' t even be safe in a convent. Just don't cave yourself.

How can I ensure not to gossip myself? Any tips or pointers would surely be appreciated.Thanks much.

Be vigilant. Be less judgmental in the first place. Don't busy yourself with the affairs of others. Mind your own garden.

My rule of thumb is don't say anything you would not want repeated in the local newspaper with your name as writer.
You never know what peoples situations are, to quote all of our mothers: "If you can't say something nice, say nothing at all." I bet you all have heard that line before.

To me, You can't avoid gossipers, but I find that they leave you alone if you don't join in. If they don't get the hint, saying something like "I think [person you've been gossiping about] is a very nice person" and its helps. otherwise, change the topic.

Luahan hati yang sakit


Aduii..rasanya sia cukup bertahan suda kana fitnah, kana kutuk, hina..Tapi sia masih jugak dapat bertahan lepas dengar my really close buddy said "Word doesn't kill you. Ignore it or you can changed the negative thinking to the positive one". I asking again "But, how?". She said "Let them spread the news and you just be calm and doing nothing about it. Others will think it is just rumors to bring you down. The advantage from that you're getting famous". Then I replied "Didn't I look like an asshole or bitch act like that?" And she told me again "Screw it, who care?"

And Yes, I do like she told me. But this few week, once again I facing the same matter. Hanya topik yg berlainan. I can't ignore it but apa yg sia takut, hal ni boleh merosakan hubungan sia dengan orang lain.I don't care people talking about me, that mean Im still hot(seems like a biatch sound huh..haha) But this time, sampai melibatkan orang lain dan menjatuhkan imejnya. Gosh! It really make me sick with this kind of gossip. Apa perasaan orang tu dan kawan²nya kalau dengar cerita² begini tersebar. Betul jugak ckp orang mulut tempayan boleh ditutup tapi mulut orang sendiri mo tau jaga. Im tired..too tired to dealing with this kind of persons. bila kena batang hidung mereka sendiri pandai pulak marah. One of my friends told me.."Ko belum lagi jadi artis, baru model suda byk gossip and scandalskana cakap". Nasib laa sia ni bukan jenis yg cepat melenting. Apa yg sia tidak puas hati ialah durang suka kaitkan sia dengan orang itu, orang ini..Im just making a friend..My job need me bergaul luas and can communicate with all level..

Siapa yg makan lada dia laa yg terasa pedas. Jangan sampai sia menjauhkan diri dari kamu disebabkan hal2 begini. kamu kawan sia jugak tapi begini kh kawan? Kawan rapat lagi tu..Terang² sia ckp sia mimang tiada kaitan dengan org2 yang kamu sebut² melainkan sebagai kawan. Sama macam sia layan kamu jugak..begitu laa sia layan kawan² yang lain..Sia sebagai kawan kamu, sia akan simpan jugak rahsia kamu even you'e no longer the person I can trust. What ever I do, I will keep it to myself..Now I really miss my best friends. Tiada orang yg dpt ganti tempat kamu..Cella, Abeth, Boy, Tom, James..Even we seldom communicate with each others but when one of us dlm kesusahan, you guys adalah orang pertama datang utk menyokong dan memberi semangat..

Moral yang sia dapat Don't simply trust people. Musuh yang paling hampir ialah orang yang paling hampir dengan diri kita. Mulai sekarang sia akan beransur-ansur mengundurkan diri and to whom it may concern, you all will be regret it of losing me as a good friend. Once I trust people I will share everything, anything I have..sia bukan orang yg suka berkira tp kamu paksa sia untuk menjauhkan diri. I give a clear crystal of trust to everyone of my friends. once you broke it, you will never get the new one..even can fix it, the look will never be the same as the 1st time I give to you.