Monday, January 25, 2010

Did a headstand for one full minute!

After shooting all day yesterday at Be Yoga, I reckon I've become just that bit more flexible.  

KY dropped by for a limbo rock competition in his work shirt...hello?  

It turns out that the first person Henry Golding met in Malaysia was Ninie Ahmad so I interviewed him to get the low down on her for Project Alpha! While I was at it, I found out what his "type" was (on cam la...was working, not hitting on him ;)

Naturally, I was wondering whether Henry does yoga and he said "to be honest, occasionally I would do a class here and there. Ninie has to drag me tho" lol  
It was an electric atmosphere during the limbo rock coz the bar was getting insanely low (beneath knee level) and everyone sort of held their breath till the person made it over to the other side. We captured all this on film but it doesn't compare to being there. 
Niki Cheong was amazed every time the bar got lowered yet again. What?? and my chinese stylist from A Cut Above out of nowhere was giving Ninie a run for her money! 

We had no idea this shy quiet fella could do my hair AND the limbo so well. They were the only 2 standing at the end of this competition but Ninie won! 
Then I had to rush to KLIA for an airport scene to send klubbkidd off to Sarawak. I got there before him but it was easy to spot his shocking red hair from across the terminal! We were rushing so I told him to use the Malaysia Airlines self check-in kiosk. 
Not many people are aware of this and it can save you lining up with your trolley. The boarding pass just comes straight out of the machine. So much easier! If you have bags, there's a designated row to drop them off so you still don't have to line up!
Then I was back in the make up chair or rather floor *chuckle* to continue shooting Ninie Ahmad. If I'm not on my berry, I'm plugged into my lap top with my wiggy. It's been one jam packed weekend so moment I have any time to sit, I find myself catching up on work emails
After doing some gravity defying poses, the crew followed Ninie back to her apartment since she was in between classes. Ninie Ahmad is an Adidas brand ambassador to the bone. She has scores of Adidas shoes, clothes and even stationary but get this. She even bathes with Adidas shower gel

I ran into Sunitha from Harpers Bazaar magazine at the "Be Happy right here, right now"
Sunitha was saying yoga was doing wonders for her both pysically and mentally. After a class, she walks our feeling like a different woman :)
I spoke to the speaker Vinay Kumar on "Be Happy right here right now" who was explaining that you cannot find happiness from the world or outside yourself. It must come from within. 
If happiness to you is your precious car, the problem is if anything happened to your car, it's as though it's happening to you (yet you are NOT a car) so your happiness is at the mercy of the external world.
The  crew going a bit nuts after so many hours of filming. Now they're trying to attempt some yoga poses themselves but it looks all wrong like they're about to start a race.
 It has been a while since I've done a head stand so I was hoping I would be able to stay perfectly still for it. They wanted to try and get as many people together in a room to stand on their heads for a full minute.
It doesn't sound long but believe me, when you're balancing on your head, one whole minute is pretty long! It really does take concentration. I folded my legs into lotus which I found more stable ;)

Last time I was standing on my head was with Jehan Miskin on Langkawi beach. It was right after we filmed our very last scene for Health Buzz. I'll never forget it. The sky was vibrant orange and hues of purple. Our usually boisterous crew were just silent in awe and tourists jsut sat to watch the sky keep changing colour. It was one of the most beautiful sunsets I'd ever seen. Some of the best things in life are free! :)


Brigante said...

How do you cross your legs and do a handstand? Mind boggling!

KY said...

that was my bridal car driver uniform! lol

klubbkidd said...

thanks for buying dinner luv... though i didn't get to have it with you. next treat mine. hugs.

Joshu@law said...

Cool~ The Project Alpha selected blogger from my hometown~ The Cat city! ;)

Mel said...

Hey Jojo its Mel from Singapore long ago (American Club when you were small).

Is your Dad still in Johore? I am in Johore and Singapore next month and would like to hook up.

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Jojo Struys said...

hi Mel. Gosh, you must've last seen me when I was a kid? what a spin out!

My parents still live in JB, yes but I'm filming in London now so totally tied up...

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