Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Miss Earth Sabah 2012 : Press Conference

 The ultimate compliment 
to any girl would definitely be
"A beauty with brains."
*pssst...guys, take note!*

Miss Earth Sabah 2011 - Olivia Vun
 I've only heard of Miss Earth Sabah beauty pageant last year when my sister asked me to vote for her friend who is the current reigning Miss Earth Sabah 2011 queen - the very beautiful and brainy Ms Olivia Vun. I had the opportunity to talk to her and she was indeed an amazingly warm and down-to-earth lady. No doubt deserving her win last year.

When I was asked to attend the Press Conference of the Miss Earth Sabah 2012 at Sutera Harbour yesterday, I thought to myself :  "Urghhh.... ANOTHER beauty pageant?! "

I had an extremely bad experience with witnessing a beauty pagent and i was left disgusted and sorely disappointed. Read all about it in my previous post by clicking this  [ Link ] . But, knowing my good friend Mr Rungitom who is into alot of great quality events, i decided to face my fears and accepted the invite.

I've been to a few of Mandy Nandu Events (MNE) and i must say, good and honest work always translate to good events. This beauty pageant is definitely no exception. 

The 12 Finalists of Miss Earth 2012
What i really like about this beauty pageant is that, it doesnt only focus on how pretty the young ladies are, but how much they cared about the environment, especially Sabah's environment. 

It has got be a great event when you have the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Datuk Masidi Manjun approval and support. Great job and heartiest congrats to the Organizing team!  

Miss Earth Sabah aims to highly and practically educate the young girls in Sabah to help create awareness for themselves, their families and especially the community of Sabah to be more serious in saving and protecting the environment. Throughout the competition, apart from enrolling themselves in programs that emphasize strongly on environmental protections, the participants are also required to attend various environmental activities, where they are given the opportunity to practice and voice out their green thoughts and ideas. Besides that, this event also aims to showcase and promote various tourist destinations in Sabah.

Watering the plant symbolizing the launch of Miss Earth 2012

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sweet smiles and gorgeous hair
a thorn between the roses ..lol

beautiful green ambassadors with hearts of gold
Meeting a few of the finalists yesterday and talking to them made me feel really glad and somewhat relieved. Finally, something i have always been wishing to see at beauty pageats....beauty with brains. And of course, i love a girl with a caring heart. I'm hoping for great change and these girls can definitely help us to be more aware of issues that are close to their hearts and should also be close to ours.

With their "No Plastic Bag Challenge" that was held at Giant Hypermarket in Citymall, the twelve finalists put their skills of persuasion to the test as they try to convince as many shoppers as they can to use an eco-bag instead of a plastic bag.

An activity and event that is truly something different, interesting as well as beneficial to all.Many thanks to www.borneocolours.com for this opportunity! Love it!

Check out their official Facebook Page for the latest updates! 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Weird Resolution - COMPLETED!

i made a rather weird new year resolution
TWO (2) years ago in November 2010 
that i will remain single 
for an entire year.

 admit it la, people.
its so common that new year resolutions
are never kept or completed..right?

but i'm proud to say,
 "HELL YEAH. i did it!" 

Alot of my friends thought i couldnt make it
through half a year..
but gimme some credit,
 i lasted more than a year! 

 It wasnt easy, i met a couple of guys and we hit it off, 
some were new and some were really old friends 
which we had some great fun together.
to tell the truth,
i was so tempted!

Pretty happy that i was able to keep to this promise
 to myself until late January 2012. 

As though they knew that
 i have completed my one year of
 anti-relationship vow,
some of my closest friends started
 encouraging me to get back to dating.

"What the hell for~?!"

 i have just started getting used to 
being happy by myself and
 being super independant *konon la*
starting to have that awesome "i-dun-need-a-man" attitude,
all i ever focus on is work, family and my closest friends. 

So, just to let you know,
 i'm now dating once again.

it started off awkward as hell.
being close friends since the first year of college,
dating your almost-best-friend is a huge risk.

i'm NOT a huge risk taker. 
but this was one risk i have no regrets making.
for now. 

we're not the perfect couple.
at least, we're trying.

so wish us luck, kays?