Saturday, December 19, 2009

20 Most Glam 2009

Been accredited as one of the 20 Most Glamourous Women 2009 in Malaysia by GLAM the exclusive fashion and society magazine in Malaysia.

The glamourous event to announce the line up took place at The Royale Chulan Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, on the 16th Dec 2009.

The criteria for this accreditation was to honour women with substance, one who has balance in their careers, family and social life and have achieved a remarkable level of success.

The other 19 were women from various backgrounds and professions in the showbiz and other industries.

Its an honour to receive it and I thank God for his blessings everyday. Alhamdulillah.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Where Is The Love.

'Love is the food for the soul'..... yes indeed it is and i truly agree.

Without 'love' you get emotional

Without 'love' you get depressed

Without 'love' you get angry

Without 'love' you feel cheated

Without 'love' you become demotivated

Without 'love' you become lonely

Without 'love' you become a different person

Without 'love' , YOU are a lost soul.......

When all the negative feelings above are created .... and everyone is feeling miserable - not a very good sight ..and not very productive for every aspects of living.

Would you like to see a smiley face or a sad face?

So why can't we give more love? The world today needs more LOVE.

Give and share more love so that you will get more life pleasures in return.

What is friendship without love? What is friendship without care? What is friendship without sincerity?

There shouldn't be any excuses if you have 'love'.

For the ladies , if you are in a relationship or even casual friendship or just a fling, if you don't have all these 3 elements of love, care and sincerity - move on and say to yourself , ' I love myself too much too deserve this. I will only settle for the best and nothing less'. Say this with conviction and head up high! Give your love to someone who deserve it and who truly need it.

An old man once advised me , ' Judge a man by his actions, not his words'. Yup is cheap.

So lets be strong and set our standards.



Friday, November 20, 2009

Columnist For Mingguan Mstar 2010

Hi there,

It's been a long time since I visited my own blog. Been tied up with work and events. So many things happened and I'm just taking one step at a time to enjoy gods blessings and just be in the moment.

There was a particular time when I was really down and I told myself this cant be it and I tried my best to re-assess of what's really important to me and what really matters. So as usual I re-read the book 'The Secrets' and the next few days things start to change again. See... you can control your mind and YOU are the creation of your destiny. The choice is yours whether to entertain your misery or choose to be happy.

Anyway just would like to share with you that I will be joining The Star Publications team as the contract columnist for a year effective January 2010. I will have my own 1 page column to write about topics on Image Building and Etiquette. This column will be in Mingguan Mstar of which will be inserted in The Sunday Star every Sunday of course. Readers will have the benefit of having English and Bahasa 2 in 1 without paying extra and thats value for money!

Don't forget to grab a copy of 'The Sunday Star' effective January next year and do let me know if you have any suggestions on the topics you would like me to write regards to Image Building , Etiquette and Tips in fashion. Hope to hear feedbacks from you soon!



Sunday, October 4, 2009


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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Wierd Moment

An incident happened today and I thought it was really funny but touchy.

I went for my normal yearly check up with my Gynae , know the thorough body check up for women to detect any abnormalities in your health....etc.

When I got there I was attended by this new medical assistant whom never attended or spoke to me before this but I noticed that she was a bit reserved with me and I didn't know why. So I reserved my comments.

Then she called out my name to go in and started preparing the room before the doctor comes in to check me.

So I was dressed only hips up and laid on the 'check bed' or whatever you call it. Then she said to me, ' You know ..when I was small I used to watch you reading the news all the time and whenever you read , I would repeat after you infront of the Tv and my mom also knows this. And now I can't believe it that I am here in the same room and I am attending to you.'

Feeling a bit embarrased thinking how awkward it is that we have to meet this way.. I mean having your fan seing you half naked....then I tried to be casual about it and said to her ' How old are you now...suddenly I feel so old..'. She laughed and said ' I'm 26. Then I asked her ,' So why didn 't you pursue your dream to be a newsreader?' She said, ' Because of financial problems la..'.

Then I said to her ' To be a newsreader does not need much money coz when I started I just went for the audition like everyone else and if you're really determined and sure of yourself I think you should continue your dream.'. She answered me ' Its ok, it's too late now but do you know that I became the best speaker in my school because of you?'.

I was so touched by her words and said ' Really I am so honoured to hear this thank you.. but I still think you shouldn't forget your dreams. Don't give up.'

There you go.. at first I thought this girl doesnt like me coz she didn't even look at me when I arrived but for all you know she was very shy. If I hadn't had the sense of perseverence , she would have been misunderstood.

After talking to her I do sense the feeling of unhappiness and loneliness in her. She could have no one to talk to , to share her passion and her dreams. I really would like to see her at least try to go for an audition. It makes me sad to see someone give up without an attempt to try. You will never know how far you can go unless you try.

It would be a waste to just deny a gift that god has given you.

I wouldn't want to grow old and say to myself ' I should have done that coz by then it would be too late. But if you had tried and it didn't work out , at least you know where your strengths and weaknesses are.

So if any of you young ladies and gentlemen are reading this my advice is , please just focus on your dream and you will get it. All you have to do is believe in yourself then others will believe you.

'Better to live one year as a tiger than a hundred as a sheep' - Madonna.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Hariraya- To Forgive and Forget.

Hariraya is supposedly a time for you to enjoy the moment of happiness being with family members , relatives and visiting friends to ask for forgiveness and to forgive any wrong doings in the past.

Though I always thought that you don't have to wait for only on Hariraya to do it coz if you are conscious with your well-being and understand the basic fundamentals of courtesy it can become a habitual thing that you do everyday.

When I was young my parents always reminded me to respect the elderly no matter who they are and never underestimate anyone coz you'll never know that one day you might need their help. This thought has been with me and since then I despise people who are rude to the elderly. I do believe that if you don't respect the elderly no matter who you are or what you are - you are nothing.

I'm writing this because it happened infront of my eyes during this raya in an open house. A group of middle aged intellectuals from various high ranking position in their jobs one of them were the host were busy talking among themselves and didn't even notice an elderly lady with her husband coming into the house. They were greeted by the hosts uncle and was seated in the other lounge.

I was just observing this group of people who couldn't care less about the existence of the couple and carried on talking and gigling loudly.

The couple seated for an hour in the lounge and kept asking for the host and wondering where she was. Then the uncle went and told the host to go and greet the couple but she just kept on talking to her friends.

Finally the couple was about to leave then they saw the host and went up to her to 'salam' the muslim traditional way. The host just sat there and didn't even stand up to show her respect but just coldly shook hands with the couple.

I felt so bad for the couple. It's hariraya and how could this happen. We're supposed to make our guests feel welcome and what happen to our sense of humanity and courtesy?

I hate to say this but if things are not done with sincerity then whats the point of doing it just for the sake of just doing it?

So I went back home and had a long private talk to my kids to make sure they understood the same thing I did ....back when I was at their age....

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My book 'Imej -Diri Anda Aset Anda' -the Book Of The Month July 2009 -Airasia Travel 3Sixty

Sharifah Shawati's book 'Imej-Diri Anda Aset Anda' was featured as 'Book Of The Month' in July issue 2009 of Airasia Travel 3Sixty Inflight Magazine!

Do get your copy at any MPH bookstores or book online with the authors signature in it at Lifetime investment and value for money only Rm 39.90!
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Special Interview In Airasia's Inflight Magazine Travel 3Sixty, September 2009 issue.

An insight on Image Consulting and Sharifah Shawati's book 'Imej- Diri Anda Aset Anda'. Don't miss this article and have a glance in this useful inflight reading material when you are on board!

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Media Write Up - Madams Chair Business Magazine Sept. 2009

Interview on my latest business venture in one of the prestigious business magazine in Malaysia called 'Madams Chair' done by a very credible writer Dazman Manan. Please get your copy of Madams Chair magazine September issue and turn to page 102 & 103.

Thank you for all your support!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Adamaya Workshop Treat!

My dear friends and followers out there,

I am pleased to announce that starting from November 2009 I will be organizing a weekly 2 hours Image Talk on Visual Impact in the training room at my office that comes with a very special offer!

Rm 250 only and you will get :

1 hour Image workshop, 2 pm- 4pm , Friday
Free membership worth Rm 150 to join the Adamaya Group
Bring back Rm 150 worth of Adamaya products of your choice!

A light refreshment will be served.

Limited to only 15 pax weekly. Book your seat now and don't miss the opportunity to learn more about the art of looking good!

All you have to do is contact Mr. Robin 017 463 1113 to get full details of the workshop and our location map.

Hope to see you soon!

Thank you.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Another Year...wiser...

They say life begins at 40. I heard that many times before and now in the new millenium someone just told me , 40 is the new 30 !

Yes I agree. I really don't feel 40 at all but I just feel 30 even more energized than I was back then.. I feel that there are so many things to explore in life and it will be a waste to dwell on unnecessary things such as worrying about getting another year older.

Life is a journey not a destination. My wish now is for god to allow me to continue my journey and live life to the fullest.

Through the years I must say that I've learned a lot from my weaknesses and mistakes and turned them into my strength. Experience taught me how to be stronger mentally and spiritualy. Like the saying goes, 'when the going gets tough, the tough gets tougher...' . I have grown emotionally with some sense of endurance.

Being a normal human being sometimes I admit that I do get upset over certain things such as not being able to produce the result you want or getting cold treatment from people for no concrete reason or being resentful over certain things ...but then again eventually I thought... life is too short. They say misery needs company I decided not to entertain those thoughts because it can be very damaging for your well-being.

I just tell myself that, all the garbage in your life is the fertilizer of your growth .

I used to be a person who strives for perfection in everything . Some people like me and some people find it a turn-off. But thats me... but over time I have managed to adjust myself to different situations. I can't please everyone. I think it's better than being a hipocrete and live in a lie.

It doesnt matter who you are, what you are or at what stage in life you are in... just remember this - being happy does not mean that everything is means that you have decided to look beyond imperfections.

All you have to do is take care of your health, your mind and your soul then you will be at peace.

Forget the feeling of hate.
Forget the feeling of hurt.
Live life in simplicity.
Forgive and move on.

Cheers to 40!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Change & Diversification

Hi all! It's been quite a while since i jot down anything. Well ..a lot of things have been happening in my life right now and I am just overwhelmed with the changes.

If you have followed the journey of my career , you would be able to understand the feelings of excitement, eagerness and how energized I am feeling right now.

I can still recall a question asked by a reporter from the Mas Inflight magazine in a one page article back in 2002. She asked me 'Shawati having achieved all this..being a flight stewardess then a broadcaster and now an entrepreneur ..what would be your ultimate goal?'. My answer to her was ,' I would like to be a millionaire at the age of 40!'. That was 8 years ago and without realizing it then I was already practising the LOA [ Law of Atrraction] telling the universe what I wanted and it started manifesting for me slowly but surely. I wasn't quite sure about how to achieve that but I guess my chosen path has led me to the point I am now.

I have attended many motivational seminars done by local and international speakers and they spoke about ways to become a millionaire such as doing multiple jobs to create passive income, write books and get royalties from them, sell products and invest in properties..
I have been doing just that , I've been multitasking in my work, I 've published a book and now my company is diversifying into Manufacturing, Marketing and Trading various products.

Yes that's right I have mentioned in my media interviews about coming out with my own product a few times but it never materialized due to so many inconviniences and it just wasn't the right time. I went through a lot of hurdles in the process of trying to produce my products and was feeling demotivated at some point.

But early last month suddenly came a 'silver lining' and my dream came true.

Within a month I found myself shifting to my new office cum factory and everything just fell into the right place.

We are currently developing our own product label in skincare, haircare, healthcare, household care and specialty products simply called 'adamaya' . It will be launched after raya. We also provide special labelling and packaging for companies and government institutions to cater to their needs.

In other words I am happy to open the doors to anyone who are seeking for opportunities to make the extra income revenues and achieve the financial freedom you have always wanted.

So feel free to share this moment of truth with me and my company and we shall grow together!

If you are interested please feel free to give me your contact numbers and we shall organize your visit to view the products and to get a thorough understanding on the benefits you will be getting.

Do visit my website at to get brief idea of the services we offer.

Hope to hear from you soon and thank you for your time reading this note. Hopefully you will get inspired and start executing your goals!
If I dared to dream can too!

'When you have come to a dead end, all is not lost - you have been given a gift of boundless possibilities!'

Thank you.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

My Little Adventure In The Wilderness

13th July 2009

The production crew, the 12 contestants of gadis melayu and myself the host all gathered at Sri Pentas before departing to Gopeng, Perak by bus to shoot for the second episode of the reality show Gadis Melayu Musim Ke 2.

The shoot began during the journey itself and it went well.

We reached Gopeng and stopped by at a Homestay to meet some of the village people and was greeted by our location sponsors and Tourism Malaysia. It was like a gesture to welcome all of us and we were served local delicacies while the crew took this opportunity to shoot how these girls relate to the old folks and mingled with them. Yes, that counts.

Then we headed to our resort and was transported in four wheel drives because the road to the resort was very narrow and steep and the girls were transported in a small err opened roof the hot sun. Yes , part of the tests.

We were so excited to get to the resort to freshen up and to start our shoot as fast as possible.
Then finally we arrived at the resort and received a warm greeting from the manager of the resort. Nevertheless I was actually expecting a different type of ambience but it was quite 'laid back' in every sense of it. Then i realized that it was actually an 'eco resort' , everything is 'au naturel' , back to nature.. it was really peaceful and quiet except that you can hear some birds chirping and monkeys on the loose...!
My mind started wondering and wondering and wondering further... this can't be it coz i hate jungles, animals and quietness . Then the manager lead Awin , the make-up artist and myself to our room. It was a chalet very nicely built from bamboos and it looked very traditional and ethnic.. but when we opened the door.. there were only plain mattreses laid on the floor and a ceiling fan and oh ..where's the bathroom..oh no bathroom and guess what it was outside the chalet! By this time both of us were covered with sweat and Awin was supposed to do my make-up and i'm supposed to change into my sponsored clothes to do the hosting .

We just sat at the staircase speechless but we tried to psycho ourselves that there must be another option to this situation and hoping that there must be another air-conditioned chalet . So we just got down to work .

There we were assembling in the hot sun . Imagine me in my Kapas Couture assemble all made up trying to put a straight face with sweat drooling down my face! But you will not be able to see this on the edited version on tv..thats the beauty of it.

After the shoot we were looking for the manager as there were no telecommunication system in the room and the whole entire resort ! I found the manager and asked him whether it was possible to change to an air conditioned chalet and luckily there was one but we had to share it with 3 other production crew of which we happily did coz both of us were not exactly the brave type.. you know. Then suddenly I thought of housekeeping services and asked the manager if he could provide us with towels. He replied ' U girls think you are coming to 5 star hotel is it?..[ with a big laugh]. Then I said 'we don't mind buying towels from you, do you sell any?' . He replied, 'yeah we do at Rm 5 ringgit only you can buy at the canteen'. So we went 'oh great thanks'.

We went straight to the canteen and asked for the towels and you know what....we just couldn't believe what we saw...they sold us 'Winnie the Pooh ' towels half the size of a normal towel and it was so thin!

I had to wipe myself 5 times to get dried what a challenge. Thought this was supposed to be a test for the contestants but we all had to go through it too!At night if any of us need to go to the toilet we had to go in pairs coz we were too scared to go alone.
Under these circumstances we had to tell ourselves that we have to make the best of the situation and just concentrate on our job tasks. That first night I couldn't sleep till morning coz I was imagining a lot of things that could happen in the was a torture!

The next day the girls did their first challenge which was the 'ala commando' training to test their mental and physical strength. Interesting, lots of drama.
I took a breather at the canteen trying to adjust to the situation and psyche myself that it was not that bad but then.. seconds later came this monkey on the loose towards my direction and of course before he got close I quickly ran ..and it was chasing me all over the resort and I screamed my lungs out till the canteen man realized how scared I was and he chased the monkey and finally tied him back to the tree....phew!!!

The third day was the best that I could remember. We went to a location a short drive from the resort organized by the resort where the girls were given another challenge to do Abseiling at the waterfall and rough water rafting. It was really beautiful when we got there even though I've always had this fear on being in a jungle but this time suddenly that feeling was gone and I don't know how it happened. The best part is I tried the Abseiling at the waterfall and I was not scared or nervous at all... it was an amazing feeling and I couldn't believe myself that I did it.

It was a great adventure after all and a great experience of a lifetime. The people at the resort were very friendly, warm and very accomodating towards our needs and planned the whole itinery of our shoot very efficiently and professionaly. The facilitators were very experienced and full of patience with the girls plus they enjoyed their company too heheheh.

Well above are the pics that represents the chronology of the events.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Bergaya sesuai usia?

BAGI Sharifah Shawati, cara berpakaian perlu diadaptasi mengikut kesesuaian masa, tempat dan masyarakat.

Penampilan perlu yakin dengan ambil kira budaya, elak pandangan negatif masyarakat

APABILA wanita berumur tampil bergaya seperti orang muda, khususnya yang memasuki usia 50 tahun ke atas, pasti ramai melemparkan pandangan dengan pelbagai maksud. Sesetengahnya masih boleh menerima dengan terbuka, tetapi tidak kurang juga yang menjuihkan bibir kerana meluat.

Masyarakat sekeliling memang mudah menjatuhkan hukuman apabila ada individu yang ingin tampil berbeza apatah lagi yang bertentangan dengan latar belakang serta budaya. Sesetengahnya mungkin diselubungi rasa ‘cemburu’ kerana kurang senang melihat wanita berumur bergaya mengalahkan si gadis remaja.

Perunding Imej Adamaya Image Consultancy Malaysia yang juga Ahli Pertubuhan Perunding Imej Antarabangsa (AICI), Sharifah Shawati Syed Mohd, berkata tiada masalah wanita bergaya seperti gadis remaja sekiranya mempunyai tahap keyakinan diri tinggi kerana wanita sebegitu percaya bahawa mereka masih mempunyai kelebihan yang boleh ditonjolkan asalkan berasa selesa berbuat demikian.

Lebih-lebih lagi, jika mereka berada dalam persekitaran yang majoritinya tampil dengan gaya sama dan mereka selalunya tergolong dalam kategori kreatif dan gemar berfesyen, namun tidak semestinya apa yang dipakai itu sesuai dengan mereka.

“Terpulang kepada individu itu sendiri kerana ia membabitkan budaya dan cara hidup serta prinsip diri seseorang. Faktor usia dan budaya memainkan peranan dalam menentukan corak pakaian khususnya dalam masyarakat Melayu yang menekankan kesopanan, adat, tatasusila dan sensitiviti agama Islam itu sendiri iaitu pendedahan aurat tidak dibenarkan.

“Pada peringkat umur menjangkau 40-an ke atas, wanita perlu berpakaian lebih tertib dan menghindari daripada masyarakat buruk sangka serta tidak mengganggu perasaan masyarakat sekeliling. Wanita sering diperhatikan berbanding lelaki. Jika tersalah pilih pakaian boleh mengundang tanggapan kurang enak walaupun pada dasarnya ia tidak bertujuan begitu,” katanya.

Beliau tidak menafikan terdapat segelintir wanita tampil dengan gaya berani akibat krisis emosi atau tekanan. Ini mungkin berpunca daripada isu keretakan hubungan dengan suami yang mendorong mereka berpenampilan lebih menarik. Ada juga wanita yang ingin mencuri perhatian lelaki dengan tujuan untuk mencari pasangan.

“Apapun saya beranggapan bahawa wanita berhak melakukan apa saja yang menggembirakan hati asalkan mereka menghormati keadaan sekeliling dan tidak mengganggu ketenteraman orang lain berpandukan situasi yang betul. Apapun wanita perlu lebih berhati-hati bagi mengelak daripada tohmahan dan anggapan negatif yang mungkin timbul akibat pemilihan pakaian yang keterlaluan. Pada saya gaya ringkas adalah paling sofistikated,” katanya.

Beliau berkata, walaupun sesetengah wanita berpegang kepada prinsip bahawa berpakaian adalah hak mereka yang tidak sepatutnya dipengaruhi orang lain, ia masih termaktub berdasarkan situasi berbeza. Ringkasnya, cara berpakaian perlu diadaptasi mengikut kesesuaian masa, tempat dan masyarakat.

Faktor usia juga perlu diambil kira apabila bergaya kerana ia membabitkan perubahan bentuk badan. Apabila umur kian meningkat wanita melalui perubahan bentuk tubuh yang disebabkan oleh graviti dan proses penuaan. Antaranya perut membuncit sedikit, paha dan pinggul hilang keanjalan, manakala payu dara mula mengendur.

“Pada usia 40-an, pemilihan pakaian terbatas kepada yang longgar dan tidak lagi mengikut bentuk badan kerana ingin menutup ‘cabaran tubuh’ berkenaan. Wanita juga harus menyedari semakin berusia, kulit bertukar sedikit gelap dan wanita perlu mengelak daripada menggunakan warna yang terlalu menonjol kerana ia boleh membuatkan penampilan terlalu drastik. Dalam konteks masyarakat Malaysia, wanita berusia sebaiknya memilih pakaian yang versatail dan klasik kerana ia boleh dipakai pada bila-bila masa dan tahan lama.

“Elakkan daripada memakai skirt paras atas lutut atau mini. Pilihlah baju yang berlengan panjang atau separa panjang supaya tampil lebih sopan. Elakkan daripada memakai seluar yang terlalu sendat, hipster atau seluar pendek. Tina Turner masih memakai mini skirt pada usia 50-an, tetapi dia terkenal kerana mempunyai sepasang kaki yang cantik dan sempurna. Jika anda mempunyai kaki yang gempal dan nampak jelmaan selulit, maka tepuk dada tanya selera! Ingat sentiasa serlahkan kelebihan, tetapi tutup kelemahan diri,” katanya.

Pilihan warna sesuai mengikut kulit juga boleh menaikkan seri wajah. Lebih penting, perlu selesa dengan pakaian berkenaan dan orang lain juga selesa melihat anda. Jika anda berasa kurang yakin dengan sesuatu fesyen dan rasa canggung memakainya maka itu adalah tanda ia tidak sesuai lagi untuk anda. Anda boleh berekperimentasi dengan aksesori eksotik atau unik, tetapi perlu mengekalkan pakaian jenis klasik.

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INFO: Panduan gaya Sharifah Shawati

  • Apapun untuk kelihatan lebih muda sebenarnya bermula daripada jiwa yang gembira dan sihat.

  • Lakukan senaman dan amalkan cara hidup sihat. Jangan merokok dan jaga pemakanan yang sihat.

  • Wanita gemuk kelihatan lebih tua daripada mereka yang kurus.

  • Fesyen rambut lurus dan mempunyai sedikit ‘fringe’ akan menampakkan seseorang lebih muda berbanding rambut kerinting.

  • Elakkan memakai pakaian yang terlalu besar, tetapi cukup sekadar mempunyai potongan.

  • Pilih warna ikut kesesuaian kulit untuk naikkan seri wajah.
  • Oleh Halina Mohd Noor

    Saturday, July 4, 2009


    'Whatever your brand stands for, you have to deliver on the promise. Don't promise what you can't deliver and deliver everything you promise. That's the only way you will ever control your brand. Brands always means something.'- RICHARD BRANSON from his book 'Business Stripped Bare'.

    Tuesday, June 30, 2009

    Gadis Melayu

    At first I was invited to be the judge for two of the auditions in Kuala Lumpur to select the candidates for a reality show organized by TV9 called Pencarian Gadis Melayu. This second season they are looking for extraordinary urban malay women with multiple talents, great personality and creative attributes and skills.

    The auditions started a month ago and the search was conducted all over the states of Malaysia.

    I was given the privelage to conduct the one in Kuala Lumpur together with Adam Salleh the Chief Editor from Berita Harian, Izza Saffinaz Ibrahim , the Editor of Cosmopolitan magazine and Nurfarahin Jamsari from the Brand Management of TV3.

    I must say that I do have high expectations from the candidates as I believe that we women of the new millenium must be aware of our strengths and use them to our own advantage.

    However during the two days audition I found that most of the candidates were truly dissapointing. They came unprepared not only physically but also mentally. I mean , would you turn up to a job interview that you so much wanted in jeans , worn out T-shirt and oh my god.....slippers?! Ok so I could still tolerate the jeans but slippers way. I'm talking about slippers not sandals. Bear in mind that this was an audition for Gadis Melayu of whom will be trained as tv presenters. Is this what Gadis Melayu is all about and is this the message you are trying to convey? And oh by the way make up and greasy hair and complexion. Come on ladies , don't you love yourselves?! So what do you expect from us?

    Appearance is one thing but atitude is another issue here...When asked what have they prepared to show us, the answer was, ' Oh I just came to try my luck as I just accompany my friend but i'm interested to be a newscaster or presenter.....'. Hhmmm.....should I say more?

    I can still recall back the time when I was preparing myself to go for a job interview with Malaysia Airlines as a Flight Stewardess. I preapared my attire a week in advance and did my research about MAS and mingled with some of the stewardesses to get some hints of their work culture. I prepared my own resume not to mention I re- checked and re-done it several times until I was truly satisfied with what I will be presenting to them. To me , image is perception. I always tell myself be the best that you can be and do the best that you can do then the rest leave it to the almighty.

    Nobody knew about the interview as my parents initially objected to the idea but my uncle was the only one who said to me 'Every job is a profession and you will be a professional if you do it professionally'. So i took it from there and of course with much determination , courage and hardwork , I got the job and worked there for 7 years!.

    It all comes back to how much you want it and how far would you go to get it. Hard work pays and I never believed in short cuts coz it does not last. So ladies if you are one of them reading this I only have good intentions to share this with you. Never be a victim of your own limited beliefs. Believe in yourself , don't hesitate and show to the world what you've got.

    By the way now they hired me to be the host of Gadis Melayu. Thank you Tv9 for the generosity.

    To all the 12 candidates chosen to be in the show , all the best to all of you. This is the beginning of an interesting journey and make sure you make the best out of it.

    Quote:' Give A Girl The Right Shoe And She'll Conquer The World'- Bette Midler.

    Power Rules : Court Attention At All Cost

    Everything is judged by its appearrance ; WHAT IS UNSEEN COUNTS FOR NOTHING.

    Never let yourself get lost in the crowd or buried in oblivion. Stand out. Be conspicious at all cost.

    Make yourslef a magnet of attention by appearing larger, more colorful, more mysterious than the bland of timid masses.

    Law no: 6 of 'The 48 Laws of Power' by Robert Greene.

    Power Rules

    Humans are creatures of habit with an insatiable need to see familiarity in other people's actions.

    Your predictability gives them a sense of control. Turn the tables. Be deliberately unpredictable.

    Behaviour that seems to have no consistency or purpose will keep them off-balance and they will wear themselves out trying to explain your moves....

    'Keep Others In Suspended Terror: Cultivate An Air Of Unpredictability' - The 48 Laws Of Power by Robert Greene.

    Thursday, June 11, 2009

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