Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Confessions of a Blogger (1): Bitchiest, Funniest, Jaw-dropping Remarks Overheard at Media Events


Hi lovelies!

Thanks to my insomnia (again), I finished re-reading all of my previous blog posts and realised that I have been too focused on beauty product reviews recently and kinda lost some personal touch on this blog?

As you probably already knew, I started this blog due to passion in all things beautiful. And it will pain me (not to mention, cause me further insomnia) should I one day lose my initial fervour. Keeping things real yet diplomatic (and sometimes entertaining. Haha.) will be my lifelong pursuit…both in life and on this blog. Heh.  

#I_Sompa #ISwearOnMyTOMFORDLipstick



However, today I want to write about something more light-hearted (and slightly juicy). Having been in the bloggersphere/social media industry for slightly less than two years, I am very thankful to be blessed with many socialising opportunities at media events such as new product launches, blogger parties, fashion shows, makeup/makeover events, etc. Rubbing shoulders with celebrities, popular media & online personalities, CEOs/founders of huge beauty companies – all of this wasn’t part of the reason why I started the blog, but I guessed I lucked out to be regularly experiencing these via blogging. (In my past work industries, the professional profiles I met are mostly academics, politicians, lawyers, aviators and business owners. Well, let’s save those old-school stories for another time.)


Being part of the social media scene has definitely opened my eyes wider. There are just so many interesting sights & sounds to share with you guys…which I did of course - on Snapchat and Instagram Stories. BUT…what you haven’t heard are some of the most hilarious jokes, rudest remarks, super entertaining banter overheard at events. Many of those were generously targeted at me during conversations. Some were unfortunately thrown at other people.

I hope they didn’t take it too hard, like how I did...NOT.
(LOL. Actually I just didn’t know how to feel and what to make of it. *shrugs)


Disclaimer: No malicious intent for sharing this. Purely for entertainment purposes only.


Funny, Bitchy Remarks and Eye-rolling Situations at Media Events


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Blogger A (to me): “Oh, so you’re a housewife now?”

My face.
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PR Manager A: “Bloggers, you can start to post photos on your Instagram account right NOW! Remember to hashtag us!” (And no, this wasn’t a time-sensitive live Instagram contest. We can post after the event, which have always been the practice at other such similar events.)

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Blogger B: “You know, nowadays a lot of people asked me for opinions regarding beauty products… and get influenced by me as to which products to buy. I think I am really AN INFLUENCER.”

(All of us are influencers there. Ahem.)

WOW. Come I come for you.
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Me during event Q & A: “Which products are suitable for oily & sweaty skin? These are my concerns.” 

 X Brand Manager: "Oh, I can tell. (Stares at my shiny face & started sniggering) Heeheehee!"

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Me: “Hi C! Faith here. Pleasure to meet you.” *genuinely smiles at C

Arrogant Blogger C: “Sorry, I am socially awkward and I am busy taking photos now.” (All these while, she hasn't cast a glance at me, at all.)
(In my head…): Oh really? I CANNOT tell ffs.



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Blogger D: “Faith, I know already! Aiya, they (a beauty brand) didn’t invite you to the event cos they know you will buy their products anyway! You’re rich mah!”


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Popular beauty blogger, M, was conducting a makeover on a participant’s face at a makeover show. 

Event Emcee: “So M., what are YOU doing NOW?” *sultry voice

(Anyone could see M was applying blusher on the cheeks. Never in my life have I met such a bimbotic emcee.)

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Blogger E: “OMG! Faith, you're 34?? You look FUCKING YOUNG.”

"Thou shalt not spell out the swear word FUCK in full."
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Brand Owner A is a total stranger. It's the first time we met.

Brand Owner A: “OH, so you’re a blogger! Can you blog about my shop (free of charge)?”


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Brand Y Marketing Executive: “Erm… your stats are for yourself right?” 


(In my head..): What stats? Vital stats? Yes, BIG secret for myself. 


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Blogger F: “EHHH…why you take photos with the Christmas tree? Hahaha! Very funny leh!! Take outside lahhhh!”


(The “Christmas tree” was the main star product of the day.) 



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Hope you guy enjoyed reading this post as much as I had creating it! Side note: The social media industry, behind all that glamour & glitter, is still a space made up by human beings. The same kind of office politics that takes place at work sites happens here too. That being said, as with any human environment, there are ALSO nice, kind & friendly people present too. So please do not misunderstand my point.

And if there is a moral behind this story... it is this: 

"Be humble. Be nice. Everyone should be treated with the same respect & sensitivity." - This is a personal philosophy that I lived by (except #thestruggleisreal toward assholes people undeserving of respect).

To the people involved (whom still remember the shit they say, which I highly doubt so):
No matter who you are and what you said, I STILL LOVE YOU! I didn't mind, and I hope you don't too. This is really in the name of fun, okay? :)

To those whom I may have offended, my heartfelt apologies to you. I didn't mean it. No names were mentioned here. No names will EVER be mentioned anywhere else too - this I can promise. 
#天知地知你知我知

Happy weekend, lovelies! Stay happy & cheery!! X
 

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