Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 Launch @ Neo, KL

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Last Thursday was a milestone in the learning curve for me
when i emceed the official Blackberry Bold 9700 and Storm2 9520 launch in KL.

When Simon + Eddy from Tempus first asked me to emcee it,
they said they didn’t want a personality who has emceed typically before.
I remembered what SmallSerena told me before about undercutting,
and therefore quoted them market price before proceeding.

A month after that, they said they could get a male emcee as well,
and were thinking of Rudy.
I replied that i couldn’t think of anyone else i’d rather emcee with!

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

They first told me the initial date for the event was Jan 12th,
and i wanted to strangle myself,
but maintained with a squeak instead.

Because.
Jan 12th was the night of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in Singapore.

But i didn’t have to think twice that work like this was more important,
so i dismissed it.

Then in early Jan, the Blackberry date was confirmed for Jan 14th,
and i was like, “MANNNNNNNNNNNN!”
and tried ignoring ALL tweets saying how AMAZING the Yeahx3 was,
cos i couldn’t get tix anymore.

It’s okay.
Couldn’t be helped and i’ll just throw a Yeahx3 party for myself.
In my room.   :xlaughing:

Anyway i was totally okay the week before the event,
it was the DAY before that i started freaking out.

 :xwhatevah:

I’m trying to count how many times i’ve emceed before (sorta).
Okay i did some Junk one years ago with KinkyPugKevin,
i emceed FoxyLisa’s wedding (but i don’t think that counts!),
something at Attic…
did the opening for Styliste,
and… that’s it, i think!

 :xsilly:

I wrote a bit of the below last week:

+ + + + + + + + + + + +

4:10pm

Stress.
Stress balls till they drop off.
If i had balls.
See what this is doing to my head!

5:29pm

Am reading through the prompt sheet and imagining what would happen if i said the wrong word/name.
Imagination progressed into a scene of me blushing and stuttering on stage.
Oh god.
What was i thinking?
WHY did i take up this job?

Ok breathe.
The whole point was to try something new,
and i can’t be a scaredy cat and not try it.

Every other host you spoke to told you they were super nervous as well.
Till now.

That’s right, so it’s okay to feel nervous.
Just shut up and breathe.

5:42pm

Now i know why emcees are paid so much
It’s kinda like money for – “Don’t you dare fuck up!”

+ + + + + + + + + + + +

Then i didn’t write anymore cos i went to meet RowdyRudy for dinner,
and go over our parts to say.

“Are you nervous?”
“Yes. *flops on table*”
“Just pretend it’s like Cat Got Your Tongue! Come one… you’ve done this loads of times before!”
“Yeah, like Cat Got Your Tongue! *sits up brightly* … but it’s NOT. It’s for…
*whispers*… Blackberry *flops again.”

He couldn’t say anything to that.

-_0

On the day of the event, we all met up in Neo at 12:30pm for a dry run (which didn’t happen)
and for the media launch which was at 3pm.

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

I was really bored with all that waiting around,
so took pictures (being the blogger-posing-as-emcee i am).

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

The media launch went well (minus one minor f-up from me  >.<)
and i felt much better and ready for the evening event.

Went back to the hotel room they provided us to rest at.
I had 2 and a half hours to get make up done,
and RowdyRudy flat out refused to let me off the premises,
cos i initially planned to have it done by Milcah at her salon @ Plaza Damas.

The night before, i suddenly thought of MaintainMing
and asked him whether he’d help me do my make up.
He replied: “Of course. I want all my bitches to look good.”
and i almost cried with joy.

Yeah, i was so stressed okay. Got me superemo.

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

All the clothes i brought, cos couldn’t decide in morning what to wear for night event.

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

My amazing X-Mini speakers (from Machines @ Gardens)
SpankyCammy introduced it to me last year,
and it’s super loud!
Not to mention you charge it via USB cable so no batteries wasted/needed!

At the night event,
RowdyRudy and i were going over the prompt sheet just before starting,
and i’m sorry to everyone who came to say hi…
i really couldn’t talk to you then cos i was a ball of nerves all over again and wanted to remember what i was supposed to say on stage!

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

The event went well…
the moment i got on stage,
i totally forgot about my nerves,
forgot what time it was,
and had a LOT of fun!

I think it was the adrenaline (+ 2 flutes of bubbly)
and just remembering to self to smize smize smize!

Four Blackberry smartphones were given out that night,
with 2 going to Best Dressed Male + Female.

I walked around while Liyana Fizi + Friends were performing,
and chose Andrea (cos of her wicked chain fringe epaulettes) and Cris Yong

Designer Micky Tan + RIM Managing Director Gregory Wade chose the other four contestants.

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

[photo credit: Renee Tay]

Winner was based on crowd’s cheers,
with Andrea and Rahul winning a Blackberry each.

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

There was another game called “Touchy Touchy” (Disclaimer: not of my creation)
where 6 ppl were asked to volunteer themselves.
3 celebs (Azura Zainal, Stephanie Chai, Will Quah) were then blindfolded
and requested to pick as many Post-its as they could off the remaining 3 volunteers’ bodies.

Will Quah had to grope Jonathan Putra,
and needless to say…
he won the game with a total of 16 Post-its.

 :xsilly:

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

Eddy + Simon, from Tempus

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

AshleyTheMonkey and i
picture stolen from her FB cos it’s so much nicer than the one i have

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

Aps

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

Check out SunshineySteph’s website called The Wedding Guide!

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

Kyan Yap coulda gone up for Best Dressed too…

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

KrazyKatKyan, LiMei, DidiBuli + moi

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

Shan + KinkyPug   :xlaughing:

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

LittleMissCris

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

Gorgeous Roxy of sevendays, wearing the Chris Kane x Topshop croc tee

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

AdamPoserPan and his gf Eryana

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

Joe + Nadia

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

Ash, Hansen, David, Azura

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

FaiTheMai + Olivia

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

Rina + Renee

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

Dax + DikHaHaHau

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

Kim

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

Hunny Madu

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

KrazyKat + Will

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

MaintainMing, DidiBuli, me + NiniSuci (haha, sorry, tried to think of something that rhymes with ‘buli’)

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

Andrea + Nadz

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

Nadia, MadcapperSa + moi

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

Nurita; my Arien sister Dee; and bf Arif

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

StephTheVolcano; RainbowGayDave; me; Jessica; DarlingDhanya; SpankyCammy

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

IceCalvin

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

MaintainMing + Niki Cheong

Big love to Ming, who did my make up that night.
He does for shoots, events + weddings (?)
If you wanna get him to do yours, email him at [email protected]

Thanks to others who came (but i failed to get a picture…) i.e. SmallSerena, Liza, ThatGirlCynthia, Jehan Miskin, KimberlyCun, Gareth Shaolin Tiger, Andrew Westwood, Chermaine Poo, Daniel Henry, JP (but i don’t think he cares cos he won a phone!), and urm i’m sure i forgot to mention more…

I went home absolutely tipsy and exhausted to read all these really nice Tweets…
Thank you all so much… i really felt a lot of support that night!
*finishes giving award speech*

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL

Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 launch KL
See how many people i know are on Twitter…  :xcool:

If you’d like to get on the Twitter mania bandwagon,
but don’t have a Blackberry or any other phone with internet access,
you can still Tweet via SMS using Channel X’s RM1 per week promo!

xpax twitter via sms

Just create a Twitter account, then sms <T> to 29800
If you wanna follow me, check it out at twitter.com/joycethefairy


The above was an adv for Tweet Via SMS


Other ppl who blogged about the Blackberry launch:
Andrea J
Amanda Choe
Niki Cheong
Renee Tay

5 Responses to Blackberry Bold 9700 + Storm2 9520 Launch @ Neo, KL

  1. Niki Cheong says:

    Yay Joyce! You were brilllll!

  2. rachy says:

    im so happy for you. it’s such a joy to see you and others doing so well! :)

  3. MeMeR says:

    Joyce, just to get some opinion from you,I’m planning to buy the BB Bold 9000. And sudenly the Bold 9700 came out. Which do you think is better??

  4. Tina says:

    Hey love that bling BB skin. Where did you get it?

  5. boyz_vamp says:

    i’m looking 4 agent who can order.. my company need to use it next month..

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