Wednesday, August 23, 2006

what seemed like forever was just a few weeks ago

[ mia sara, my beloved cat in snoozeland dreaming away ]

after a series of fortunate events im finally taking time to pen down my thoughts and taking a breather.

oh how long its been. work has left me not connecting with myself at times. but of course it's all good. alhamdullilah and congratulations for gubra, yasmin ahmad, sharifah armani, cast and crew. [ so if you didnt catch it on the big screen , the dvd/vcd is now out in stores nearby ]

one of the most memorable and pleasant experience i had recently was working with a bunch of teenagers. it was for a talent search competition powered by digi :) the digicelebriteen was aimed at giving young aspiring teen talents a shot at stardom. and my oh my .. they definitely amazed me with their talent and unique personality. each and everyone of them were just so so good!! which i felt made the grand finals a very tough competition. i of course had a personal favourite dave from sarawak who sang in mandarin and had made me fallen in love with mandarin songs! :) but without a doubt everyone was simply simply amazing. but you see... it wasn't just about the competition and the fact that they had such great talent. it was so much more than that. it was seeing these young kids, going out there and doing what they had to do and most importantly what they wanted to do.. which involved alot of hard work, great great effort, i mean they really worked hard and they were happy too. with the smiles on their faces and the high spirits they kept inside was sort of an inspiration and of course... that made me happy too.

i remember my days joining in the talent search in school many many years ago. 16 years ago, trying my very best to sing francesca peters's kau lilin cintaku [ i was a big fan of hers back then.. am still ]. in which i had failed tremendously, and ran off the stage in tears streaming down my cheeks.. sat down on the swing and cried even harder...

nevertheless, i was happy, still am happy and blessed with the nomination of most promising actress at the recent film festival awards , and of course, congratulations to my friend carmen soo :) hugs hugs.. love love :)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's been awhile. Congratulations on your award, you certainly deserve it. I remember seeing you once in Universiti Malaya as the Nurse in Romeo & Juliet... I thought there and then that you would go on to bigger things. It's great to see talent requited... so many talented people out there go unrecognized...

Francesca Peters is a great singer... I like SI KUNANG-KUNANG the best because it's so jazzy... I'm afraid I'm not familiar with the tune that you attempted to pull off, but based on the fact that it was sung by Peters, you must have been very brave, because most of her songs require a certain vocal dexterity to execute properly. I'm sure your vocals must have improved fairly since then... try jazz vocals; they sound very casual and I believe require more soul than technique to pull off convincingly.

J.T. Edwards

8:38 AM  
Anonymous fade0 said...

woooooaaaa ....

11:44 AM  
Blogger The Visitor said...


11:25 PM  
Blogger fade0 said...

Are u a model? Actress? Rich person's wife?

10:05 AM  
Blogger drbubbles said...

hi juliana,

keep up the good work you are doing. have not watch gubra yet..
eh dah keluar dvd ke? semalam pi tower record tak jumpa pun?

12:26 PM  
Blogger juliana said...

hola hola..

jt : thanks for yout continuous support

fade0 : woo hoo

viz oh viz : lots of hugss!!

dr bubbles : the dvd is out.. speedy video should have it :) viz oh viz... where to get eh?

1:06 PM  
Blogger The Visitor said...

i hv no idea! havent seen a copy of it myself.

4:09 AM  
Blogger Eva Natasha said...

Hey Jules!

hehehe...i like calling you macam tuu.
First of all...congrats...& well deserved for a job (passion) well done!

weik...saw u on "Reality"...! Wah...jadi reporter laks yek ! keep up the good work !


8:57 AM  
Blogger carinasuyin said...

Congratulations and happy belated birthday, dearie!! :)

4:29 PM  
Blogger syam101 said...

you are like some kind of moody person when reading your post, but watching you in tv, u are ery cheerful and happy go lucky chick.
hmm 2 personalities maybe?

12:23 AM  
Blogger juliana said...

a friend once asked me... maybe beneath all that smiles and laughter is a very very sad person. i never really had an answer to that as i couldnt find my reason to sadness.

however, im not sure about this having 2 personalities thingy :) thank you for your feedback :) i'll ponder upon it!

its is however quite a challenge to keep up to being happy and cheerful.. when i've had a bad day... , and a smile is still expected on my face and in my heart. and yet i do know, people in my life, who have been brave enough, and strong enough to smile, perhaps not on the face but in the heart, and just keep going on. its truly and inspiration.

3:01 PM  
Anonymous hazera said...

hey juliana,
as promised, i dropped a line~ hehe.
it's hazera..:p still remember? :D

congrats! all the best ok! muwahss.

ps: i've watched the movie! t'was enlightening~ hehe

11:48 PM  
Blogger e d w a n' said...

hey its u!
kakak tomboy yg cute dlm impian ilyana.eheh. nyway found out bout ur blog from a newspaper (NST? Star? i forgot.. ;p)..
just thought i'd check it out..
kalau rajin2 visit my blog also..~!

1:37 PM  
Blogger Tenno Miyake said...

selamay berpuasa julie,

Hope to hear more from you.. It's been quite a while without an update..

*eh u changed hp no?

5:22 PM  

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