Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pambassador Awards Night




I was telling the organizers why I enjoyed the experience. 


My bestie Lisa, We shared so much and got to know each other really well within the 4 days. I would like to see her be the next Pambassador. She's not hard core but because of pandas, she went through all the challenges without a single complaint (unlike me!) and Lisa is such a sweet heart and so patient to take me into every shop to look for a black and white dress. We talk every night and when we wake up in the morning. I'm going to miss her so much... She's the type that encourages you to go through a bad patch... I still remember her telling me to "give it my best shot, good luck, all the best" I'm so blessed to have someone so encouraging. 


My first group of friends, the Taiwanese girls. Yi Ching, Aiko and Lei Lei. They are very friendly and made a scared Malaysian girl feel so welcomed... Lei Lei truly deserves to be in the Finals. 


Wai Ling, Lisa and Sharan. Wai Ling is such an easy go lucky person and so easy to talk to while Sharan is just loud. But I find solace in her voice, very loud and always laughing and smiling...


My first ever friend the minute I stepped into Changi (In the bus!) is Mary. Proudly born in South Africa but currently, residing in Taiwan. She's one of the funniest, craziest person I ever know!!! We we really rocked out during the Panda Rock Out concert and she's sooooo cool!!!! Imagine, she has a Sugar Glider name Goku!!! She's also very helpful and ever so ready to help you out whenever you need it. The first time that shocked me was when she rehearsed her lines for me, she doesn't even know me and I'm a competitor but she shared her thoughts, ideas and lines with me. I felt so happy that I'm not her competitor but rather her friend. 



Another one of the girls which I got to know really well is Isabelle from Hong Kong. She's so friendly and we can talk non stop about our pets! (My dogs, cats and guinea pigs and her turtles!) She looks so demure but she's so hardcore! I call anyone who windsurfs hardcore!!! Also, one of the sweetest person I know!


SCARY PANDA!


KUNG FU PANDA!


WE GOT PHOTO BOMBED!!!


ME AND THE JAPANESE; NAOYA (With his many Panda props like super Kawaii magnetic finger puppets and a sleeping mask!) and YU (Great fashion straight off Shibuya!!) I wish I speak Japanese so I could have spoken to them earlier... But they are the coolest bunch I've ever met especially Naoya and he has so many Panda props!!! super KAWAII!!!!


Me and the lovely girls from Hong Kong!!! Konnie which was so focused the entire time during the competition is going to the Panda Base, I couldn't be any happier for her and lovely Carmen...


Me and Fan Di. She's from Singapore and also one of the nicest person I know. Her mom is equally sweet and very friendly. I was extremely tired from the travelling and the video shoots and when I came to the hotel, she was so welcoming!!!




 I LOVE THIS GIRL!!!! I love Alicia because her laugh is so addictive and contagious!!! I got to know her really well and she's so encouraging!!!! Whenever I complete a Quest (not so successfully!) she's always there to say, "Good Job!!!" and it's so heart warming. There's never a dull moment with her and she has to put up with my complains! Till now, I still remember her voice!!! "Michelle, you wanna tweet?"


MY FAV GUY Sam from Singapore... What do I say about Sam? I simply adore him!!!! He's so motivating and so easy to talk to. He says the cheesiest things, ALMOST PHILOSOPHICAL but to me, it's funny! We had the opportunity to go on the water slides together and even though it's a competition, he was motivating me to throw the balls into the bucket. Here I was, thinking everyone is going to be selfish and concerned about themselves but this guy did not treat me like a competitor but more of a friend and that's why I simply adore him!!! 

I have absolutely nothing bad to say about the Pambassadors. The 4 finals going to Panda Base in Chengdu deserves it, no one is more deserving than them and I feel nothing but happiness for them. The semi finals was hard core extreme and they have showed dedication, strength and passion for the cause and they deserved to be the winners.

I will continue to support them and I will pray that one of them end up as a Pambassador so they can panda-nap a baby panda for me! hahahahaha.... I'm so proud to be able to be apart of this event and I had fun, I climbed all the way up the pole and even though I came down crying, it was something I would never do if it wasn't for Lisa. 

I met amazing people, I thought I loved pandas but these people are panda crazy!!!! Every single one of them are so passionate about pandas that I feel shy. 

Anyways, I had a great time and again, it was a once in a lifetime thingy which I will forever cherish!!!! To everyone of the Pambassadors, All The Best!!!! 

Till the next time!

~you know you miss me~
Michelle May
xoox

PS: I may have stole some pictures here and there and from Chengdu Pambassador, so hope you don't mind! 

DAY 4: PAMBASSADOR APAC SEMI FINALS

Today, we were grouped into 6 teams so that we can cooperate with each other! I'm in Team 4 with Konnie (HK), Myta (Indonesia), Yi Leen (Singapore)


Our Team Cheer!!! L-O-V-E.... 


PANDAS!!!


Our Team shot! 


First pose: The Jump pose! We're supposed to jump so that the camera captures our faces!


Second pose: The still pose where we have to stand still for the camera to capture our faces!


Winner announcement!!! Eagerly awaiting the results! 


Team 4 girls!!! Are we cool or what?


Our little sandwich board! We're going to Orchard Rd. to collect signatures!!! 


Another group shot, I told ya, we're awesome like that!!! I think everyone should be tired by now... 


Team 4 with the High Achiever's Trainers Dominic and Joanne.


Team 4 with our team cheer!!! GO TEAM 4!!!!




This is me with Dominic and Joanne!

Today has again been a long, hectic and tiring day but we're going back to the hotel to clean up, put on our best clothes and attend the Awards Ceremony where we'll find out who will be the Lucky 4 to go to the Panda Base in Chengdu, China!!!

Till my next post!

~you know I love pandas~
Michelle May
xoox

DAY 3: PAMBASSADOR APAC SEMI FINALS


Enjoying a tram ride with The Singaporeans! Ellene, Lisa and Sharan!


Fawning around the one out of 2 guys in the competition (LOL!) With Susan, Sam and Lisa! 


Comparing Tee Shirts with Lisa and Sun Woo! Sun Woo is an amazing artist! She drew a Gangnam style Panda on the shirt! 


We went to Sentosa for the Amazing Race part of the Quests and I'm extremely tired walking the whole island. I can't say much because everything is so fast paced that I can't remember the details exactly. 

After lunch, we went to Jalan Bahtera Adventure Camp for more hard core action! 


I'm being hooked up to a safety harness and I'm supposed to climb all the way...UP??? 


Me at my breaking point! I could no longer go up nor could I come down. I burst to tears over hear and they were asking me to let go. I'm so afraid of heights and I surprised myself by even climbing all the way there!


I finally ended the Quest and I'm lucky to be alive (Drama queen!) and I love nature so much, I decided to wear it all over me! Eau de nature...

My muscles are sore, I feel so dirty (Not in a sexy way!) and I feel so tired. I'm not a hard core person but this is too much! On another note, here's my advert for one of the sponsors; FIJI Artesian Water!!!


Apparently, FIJI water is pure and very healthy because the "water is filtered through volcanic rock and gathers in an ancient artesian aquifer deep within the earth!" Never heard of such water but it tastes really, really good. It's even better than your average mineral water! Try it!

Till tomorrow!

~you know I love pandas~
Michelle May
xoox

PS: Some pictures belong to Chengdu Pambassador.

DAY 2: PAMBASSADOR APAC SEMI FINALS

After breakfast and a round of interviews with the judges, we made our way to Clifford Pier (The most beautiful place!) to attempt the Pandamaze!!! While waiting for our turns, we got to mingle with the media and guess what? We got to meet Juliet Simms!!!! 



You can view the majestic Marina Bay from the Pier... and the view was breath takingly lovely!! 


 The contestants from Singapore!!! Top Row L-R: Susan, Wai Ling Sharan and Samuel. Bottom Row L-R: Li Lin, Yi Leen, Fan Di, Ellene and Lisa.


The contestants from Hong Kong L-R: Isabelle, Carmen, Konnie and Janice!


Contestants from Japan L-R: Yuko, Yu and Naoya! 


And from Malaysia, IT'S ME!!!!! 


From Thailand, It's Lenny! 


 From South Korea, It's Sun Woo (One of the sweetest and cutest lady I know!)



This is the Pandamaza where you can get out of the maze by answering True or False questions about pandas! 


This was how I look after attempting the Pandamaze! Was disappointed because I should have done better and should have been more focused! 


Media taking pictures of each one of us after the Pandamaze! 




I got so happy when I saw the Pandas!!!! I had to get some FREE HUGS!!! 


Nothing beats an awesome group picture!!! Cause we're awesome like that!!! 


After that we made our way to our very own Panda Rock Out Concert/Fashion Show!!!! *screams* I really loved Cher Lloyd and when I saw her headlining, I almost fainted!!!


The people that queued up just to get into the event! 


We got our own VIP entrance, so, no need to queue!!! I loved the Wavehouse concept... There's an indoor restaurant and an outdoor bar, so damn cool and the best part? The outdoor part connects to a beach!!!


We even have our own VIP section (Like I said, we're all awesome like that!) and the stage is set, we're waiting!!!

CHER LLOYD!!!! We then, danced the night away with DJ Enferno and DJ Daniel Yeo!!! 

It was such a tiring but fun filled day!!! I loved the party and I danced like there's no tomorrow... But too bad, tomorrow is gonna be a long and hectic day! 

Till tomorrow,

~you know I love pandas~
Michelle May
xoox

P.S: Certain photos belong to Chengdu Pambassador.