Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Say WHITEEEE?

Clearly, its been a good long break for me, myself and mua. I forgot how much I was dreading for holidays but now, I just can't wait for my Year 2 to begin ( I will never be satisfied, kick me). And as much as I want the holidays to end, that will probably take another 2 good months. So I might as well just get myself occupied with something ( I really do sound pathetic, don't I? I think I'm getting good at that haha!). A friend of mine was asking me if I wanna collaborate for a shoot, more like helping out. So I figured, decided and said 'YES!'. 

Little did I know, after agreeing to lend a helping hand ( my entire torso too, actually ;P ) ... Mr.Photographer had an exciting and unique theme in mind- The Statue Shoot. It was actually ANTM inspired and the girls had their entire body painted in white. When I say entire body, its literally from top to toe including your hair, ear lobes and every little details on your body. But of course, our budget was definitely not as sky high as ANTM's. Nevertheless, it was fun, fun, fun, tiring, and fun! 

Here's a some behind the scenes. We had almost 400 photos and I can't possibly be posting them all in a post. I'll go berserk and so will you! Haha. Hence, these filtered photos. 


#1- Getting myself painted in white with Body Paint otherwise I might die of skin diseases and nobody wants that to happen. These are washable, thank God :P 

Took almost an hour and a half, with 4 helpful(s) to get myself well-coloured in White. Since, I was back in Ipoh and therefore everybody suggested Kellie's Castle @ Batu Gajah to get the shoot done. Too long a story if I were to tell every little details but yea, try googling "Kellie's Castle" and a string of stories will pop right outta your windows. 

And then, you'll know why I was mistaken as the Castle's legendary ghost. HAHA!
 *touches wood. 

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#5- Under the scorching sun, it was impossible not to sweat. Touching up every now and then. Quite yucky but these two awesome friend was beyond helpful! Thanks girls! You rock ;) 


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 #7- Mr.Photographer who made it happen. Kudos! 
But I wish I had time to take more shot though. Everything was so rushed. Nevertheless, great attempt. 

#8

Here are a few candids/ Behind the scenes. 

#9- The Mistaken; Many thought I was hired to 'entertain'. But hey, I could've charged and gained a few bucks actually. Haha. It was definitely fun ;) 


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#11- Definitely candid ;) 

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#14- Just keeping the composure; you have no idea how HOT the platform was! This pose definitely did not last more than a minute! 

#15- The Statue- this is the final filtered and chosen shot. 

You may want to compare mine and the professionals but we're all just amateurs. I definitely have lots more technical aspects to fix and learn. Like I said, it sure was a good attempt and twas FUN FUN FUN! I am planning on doing another one, actually! It will definitely be WHITER and BETTER! ;P 

Now since Christmas is just around the corner ( technically, 5 DAYS AWAY!), 
have a great time with all your loved ones, friends and family! 

Merry Christmas lovers! xx 


What to expect in the next post? Well, I'll leak some in time to come ;) Till then! 


Monday, December 19, 2011

Clueless?

There has indeed been a pause in between. But, only more to come! So, greetings fellows! This is a lil sneak peek of what to expect in the upcoming post. 

Something fun, outrageous ( I never thought I'd do anything like that!) and obviously, WHITE ;) 

"What the hell is that?" 

"What are you doing Mag?" 

"O.O!" 

Yes, the cliche responds I've gotten as of far ;) 



Now, all you gotta do is stay tuned. ( I'm working on it now :p) Fingers aren't collaborating, eyes shutting and swelled. But, determined; am still gonna do it by tonight! *fingers crossed.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Double D's.

The year is almost coming to an end! As much I hate saying this, TIME FLIES!  Now, as I am writing this; I am actually staring at myself in dismay! The tummy bulge has sadly taken over everything that I've  been working for. I have nobody to blame but myself. Well, there's this thing about human ( me myself especially) that I find it really hard to prevail. The constant battle with food, every single day. I am still find that grip to hold onto. Say hooyah if you're with me ;) HAHA. 

Now, approximately 2 weeks till the new year comes. Stop crackin your head thinking how to start, its how you END it! End the year with a BAM! I'd say end it with the Double D's! ( Truth be told, I am probably 2 alphabets down, but hey thats not what I'm preaching about yo haha). 

DISCIPLINE & DETERMINATION

Time waits for no man. And I better get a new pair of runners. Otherwise, the next I know ; I'd be running bare-footed! The sole is thinning real quick. Adidas, Nike or New Balance? Decisions, decisions. 



Inspirations of the week: Victoria Secret's Angels & my all time favourite Nicole Scherzinger. 



Gym buddy wanted. Any takers? ;) 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

So, what's next?

Almost a month since my last post. Everything has just been put to a halt after the hectic months of getting in shape, getting in place, getting votes ( I'm sure you guys have good photographic memories on this HAHA!), and getting done with exams and just getting things (serious stuffs) DONE! 

And now that I'm done with them, many have been questioning me with the same question. 
"So, what's next?" 

"Well, I'll just go with the flow I guess", thats what my typical cliche answer would usually be. I don't really like leaving people hanging but truth be told, I have no idea myself. I don't want to get things into rush and just tumble upon myself at the end of the day. Time is what I have now and in time to come, I will know what I REALLY want. And what "REALLY" means? 

Something that I can earn big bucks with, and earn a living from. Something that I enjoy doing and wouldn't mind doing it for the rest of my life. Painfully honest, thats what I am. 

I will keep this post simple and short. I know you hate long and draggy ones that (USUALLY) themselves. I have seen some, I feel you. 


Been showing up at certain events, gigs and concerts. At least I still get to see the girls and of course my girls ;) Diet wise, HEH HEH HEH *drum rolls.. ( I hope my "coach" doesn't see this), literally everything from the food pyramid's in my daily diet ( that includes 6 meals per day) and mostly the ones at the top of the pyramid. *wink wink to those who are in the club! 

NO! THAT'S DEFINITELY NOT THE WAY TO GO! I will keep the pre & post diet in another blogpost. You guys are gonna go berserk! ;) 







And as for now, my days are usually filled with joy, constant battle with food ( this will end right at this moment), barely any sorrow, confusions, frustrations and you name it! Really enjoying being myself again. 

Its been so great to have some ME-TIME; with just be and my books, my mac and just writing in the room. No distractions, no nothing! And its time I prove you guys the right way to eat, sleep and exercise!  I gave myself a month off; and boy! It wasn't a really good step to take. Real-time evidence? Follow me on twitter at www.twitter.com/magdelinewang

But I'll keep that in the coming posts. Remember, DO or DIE! ;) 

*pictures illustrated are in no particular order ;) 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Don't settle for less, VOTE FOR MAGS!

I believe the cat is finally out of the bag ;)  ( Yes I know its been quite sometime since I've updated my blog). But forgive me, I have just been too busy with the competition and studies! Got done with 3 major papers and one more to go! 

As I'm writing this, there's just so much running in my mind. The past couple of weeks have been pretty messed up but I have definitely learnt a lot. Falling back, and standing back up again; well nothing is impossible,really. And things always happen when you least expect them to :) 

It doesn't really matter whether or not I bring home the crown, because deep down inside my heart I know that I'm the winner of my beloved parents & loved ones; thats what matter the most :) And of course, I have given my 101% and there's nothing that I would regret not doing! 

"Forget the past with no fear, face the present with confidence and prepare for the future with no fear". And I have been standing by that from the beginning of Beauty Camp and also the ultimate reason why I am still here today, standing strong! :) 




The time and experience I had during this entire journey is just priceless. I've gained knowledge in every possible aspects;  I'll definitely bring them home and utilize them! ;) Met new people and of course, I found true friendship! It may be a competition, but without friendship I highly doubt it would have been as fun and exciting! :)








Its almost the end of my journey here in Beauty Camp. I must say I enjoyed every single moment I had with the crews, the organizers and of course, my beloved sisters :) 

Even up till today, I can't believe that I am actually one of the TOP 9 Finalists ( funny I know!) But I'm glad I took this step; "good move, Maggy!" ;) 

Another two days till Final Gala. This is definitely one of the most crucial and important moment in my life :) Being in the Top 9 was definitely a blessing. But being one of the Top 4? I will need you guys to help me out! 20% of the marks will be based on the voting rates and I will need you, awesome people & fellow Malaysians to VOTE FOR MAGS

And I can assure you, your votes are in safe hands. I will for sure, rock the stage on the Final Gala night. I really hope the determination, love and effort that I've put in will pay off :) I will not let you guys down! 

Do catch our Final Gala of Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 LIVE on the 10th of November 2012, only on Astro Hitz.tv (channel 705) at 9.00pm! 

Here's a guide on how to VOTE FOR MAGS


Have faith in me, and I will not let anyone of you down! I will definitely do my part. But for now, remember to pass on the message and spread the words to your friends and family! It will mean a LOT to me! Thanks guys!

See you on the 10th!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Thoughts #BeautyCamp

As I sit on my bunk bed tonight, looking across the window; witnessing the city full of lights under the dark night. Reminiscing how much I miss home, my loved ones and my bed.

"Its been 26days here in Beauty Camp", I told myself. And yes it has indeed been 26days here in Beauty Camp! Time flies doesn't it? Truth be told, for the past 26days I have achieved so much that I myself never knew I could. I never knew I could take good pictures, I never knew I could strike a good pose, I never knew people would actually remember me for what I have done and I never knew being a Beauty Queen was so tough!

It was never easy; to presentable all the time. It takes so much hardwork, effort and practice to allow yourself to be comfortable in front of the audiences.

And throughout the entire journey in Beauty Camp, I have found myself; in so many different ways. I have learnt to be a stronger person; physically, mentally and emotionally. I realized that its not all about just winning the title, but so many petty petty things that you pick up along the journey. Thats what makes you stronger every single time.

And tonight I told myself "If something is bound to happen, it will happen. For the right person, at the right time. And for the best reason".

Beauty Camp has been such an amazing journey that will never be erased from my memory. If there's one thing that I would change right now. I'll say " Send me back to the time when I answered that question". I could have done so much better. My fear overtook me.

God, grant me strength and determination. I CAN DO THIS.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

VOTE FOR MAGS!

Hey guy! I believe most of you have already heard about the bad news. And yes I am unfortunately in the Bottom SIX this week. 

But I believe it is not the end of my journey yet and I there is just so much more room for improvement and all I need is for MALAYSIA to keep me in! I will make every of your vote count! 


First Photoshoot Challenge : To stand out in Little Black Dresses 

Second Photoshoot Challenge: Wildlife Shoot 
This was my first ever time shooting with such an exotic animal and it surely did bring out the wildness in me. Really grateful that I was voted the winner of this challenge! 


Featured in the Star Paper today ( 20th October 2011). 

Things happen for a reason. And I believe this is an ultimate test for me and as long as I believe in myself. I will be able to overcome the fear and anxiety. ALWAYS STAY POSITIVE! 

Here are the mechanics of the voting system: 

HOW TO VOTE FOR MAGS! 

Via SMS, type: 

MUM(space)MAGS 
OR
MUM5(space)MAGS
OR
MUM10(space)MAGS 
OR
MUM20(space)MAGS 

and send them to 32888. Every vote will cost RM0.50. 

You can vote for UNLIMITED times! And if voting is successful, you will receive a notification almost immediately. Voting starts today (THURSDAY 20th OCT) and closes on FRIDAY ( 21st OCT). Voting only lasts for 24 hours people! 

 I will make sure each and every one of your vote count! I WILL NOT LET MALAYSIA DOWN!

Follow me as I strive to achieve for the best! And as for now, I will stay positive and believe in myself because I have given in 101% in everything that I've done. There must be a reason why the judges would place me in the Bottom Six. I will prove them that I am beyond just that. 

Malaysia, do give me a second chance and I'll prove myself right! 

"Forget the past with no regrets, face the present with confidence and prepare for the future with no fear"



Wednesday, October 5, 2011

#Beauty Camp!

Greetings readers! 

Happy mid-week everybody. Hope all's good and guess what? Its already the 8th day at Beauty Camp! Everything has been pretty much smooth sailing and just to revive my blog a little, yes I know I have been abandoning it for quite sometime. But forgive me, I have just been too busy to balance my time between work and studies. Priorities first, no? Here are some updates from Beauty Camp. 

Truth be told, I am having the time of my life spending my days with the rest of the beautiful ladies in the house. With Andrea Fonseka guiding us through our days; nothing can be much more fun than being the pioneer batch of Beauty Campers! Its really amusing to see how everybody bond so well and well keep the dramas aside, when it comes it the game. I am for sure to step up my game; afterall its still a competition and I wouldn't want to be left behind ( Well, who would wanna?). However, when we're back in the house; its an entire different situation. The girls really do spend time together so well and I really hope Malaysia can see through all these amazing personalities in the house. 

Now, as I share with you my journey in Beauty Camp; don't forget to tune into Astro Hitz (channel 705) every Thursday at 3.30pm and repeats at 9pm! This is the only time you Malaysians get to see the real Malaysian girls living under one roof, in running to be the next Miss Universe Malaysia 2012. Its the first time ever any pageants in Asia has produced any reality TV Show like Beauty Camp! Be sure to catch it!  Now, we Malaysia has taken the first step! MALAYSIA BOLEH! 







As for myself, being one of the youngest, I sometimes DO feel intimidated by the rest of the girls who are far more experienced than I am.  But at the end of the day, it is the true Malaysian girl that they are searching for. It isn't the perfect girl. Lets be frank,  nobody can be perfect but one can be a perfectionist. That is a total twist in the story already. 

So, all I'm giving is my confidence and determination and hardwork. I believe that as long as I stay true to myself; nothing is impossible. And I always believed that the only way of finding the limits of the possibles is by going beyond the impossibles. 














A beauty queen isn't just about being poised and proper. She can be elegant, fun and goofy at the same time, why not? She has to be able to relate to her people, Malaysians! A girl who is able to connect to everybody and at the same time, she is able to bring herself up in front of millions. At the end of the day, beauty fades but the heart stays. I may be still young and raw, but that doesn't mean I can't soar. 

And I'm taking this opportunity to learn and progress, to build myself and to make myself a better person, a better me, a true Malaysian girl :) 



Sunday, October 2, 2011

Magdeline W. at Miss Universe Malaysia 2012

I never knew I would actually be REALLY doing what I am doing today. From sitting and staring at the gorgeous ladies in front of the television screen to looking into the mirror asking myself, 

"Will I ever be able to be like one of them? Wearing pretty dresses and make-up and speaking up for themselves and to impress the judges?", that was me 10 years back when I used to watch Miss Universe in front of the screen. Asking and bugging my mum about anything and everything after every annual episode. 

And who would've thought? The short-haired nerdy girl who once don't even know the meaning of beauty is now a finalist of The Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 at the age of 19. 

Honestly, I didn't see this coming my way. If it was two years ago, I'd probably be telling people " I'm not pretty enough to fit in. I'm not slim enough like the rest of the girls. I'm not as tall as them" and the rant goes on and on. 

But me being myself today, at this very point of life; I find beauty very subjective. I don't necessarily have the best looking features nor the most radiant skin to be beautiful. I don't have to be the tallest among them all nor do I have to be the best speaker to look beautiful. Like I always say " Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder" and having said that, true beauty cannot be seen physically seen but emotionally felt through the heart. 

But of course, realistically a girl, to be in a beauty pageant has got to have the basic qualifications. And by that, I am rather thankful and grateful to have God granted me this opportunity to be part of this beautiful and exciting journey. It is definitely an open road for me to find the right route. 

 









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 I will be updating you guys about my journey in Beauty Camp where all the 19 girls will be competing to be in the running for the next Miss Universe Malaysia 2012. Do SHARE and LIKE my page as my destiny lies in your hands. This time, Malaysia will be choosing their favourite Malaysian girl as their next Queen.

My Page: Mags at Beauty Camp: Miss Universe Malaysia 2012 


p/s: This post has been long overdue. Been in my draft for almost 2 weeks! Forgive my delay. Everything has been put to a halt due to this competition. Promise that I will be updating as much as possible!

Stay tuned!