My Reelity

Is this the reel life or is this just fantasy?

Archive for July, 2007


Posted by Ruok On July - 31 - 2007

It’s so much better when everyone is in… ARE YOU IN?
It’s so much better when everyone is in… ARE YOU IN??

Imagine someone singing it to you when you’re having sex. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

ok. Lame joke of the week. 😛


Ah, fuck…

Posted by Ruok On July - 30 - 2007

I seriously have no idea what I’m supposed to write about in here.

So…. I decided to talk about nonsense. Nonsense like, how I’m wondering right now how I’m gonna survive today. ie: Monday being a bitch and a bigger bitch when the office loo is locked accidentally by some smartass and we have yet to get the latest info on who has the key.


Vincent is not around. And it’s gonna be a boring boring day in the office without someone on the msn to pass time with.


Adoi~! The postbox is still so tiny…..

Posted by Ruok On July - 26 - 2007

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I feel claustrophobic in here… Be back to do a short and sweet post after I do some minor adjustments.

Meanwhile, you guys can check out my old blog guest posts here and here. 😀

Betty, the fembot

Since I’m Still Up…

Posted by Ruok On July - 26 - 2007


A fitting send off, if I do say so myself. 😀

Scratching That 7th Year Itch

Posted by Ruok On July - 26 - 2007

Wanted to blog about this last week, which was when I bit the bullet and applied for yet again another job position.

And just like the previous one, it wasn’t a position that I had actively searched for, but one where again I was the target of a commendation. The person who approached me was a previous client of mine and she thought that I had been busy acting all this while, as she had seen me loads of time on telly recently (Just how many reruns are they doing seriously?! >.<). When she realised that that wasn't the case, she immediately asked if I wanted a full-time position. I told her I'd rather take the part-time option as I'm not quite ready to throw in the towel. Yet. But taking on this new job is, in a way, a sign of me lowering my priorities for acting. Where it once used to be the be all and end all, this journey is now well into its 7th year and let's face it folks, I'm not getting any younger. I don't think I can continue to let it be the screw-everything-else kind of priority that it used to be simply because gee, this really doesn't pay the rent. I need to start looking for other options, cuz as much as I love acting, I'm really not contented to just let things be the way it is now for the next five years. So if I get this job, it'll give me a little bit more stability. At the cost of some flexibility. What it means is that I can no longer drop everything like a hat and scoot off for a shoot. Not to say that I've been doing this all this time, but you must admit it is really nice to have that option open. And I've kept that option open for more than six years now, in hopes that a big break will come and make me utilise it... and well, you know the rest of the story. And I think I've given this a decent shot already, but I can't keep waiting for ever, not when other options are opening up. This job still gives me time to act, its just that flexibility is being compromised. So relax, like I said, I'm not throwing in the towel. I'm just re-strategising I guess. Cuz another reason, and perhaps a more compelling one, is that I think I'm kinda stuck in a rut now as well. I'm getting way too comfortable, and I'm losing the hunger, which is really not a good sign. If I do get this job, I feel this would jolt me out of my comfort zone, and the new challenges and change of environment will do me, and my acting, a whole lot of good. So trust me, I'm scratching this itch, but its all in the name of love (of acting). 😉


Posted by Ruok On July - 26 - 2007

nullIn a few hours time I’ll be off for my reservist duty. And every year I do this, I keep wondering just whose country am I supposed to be protecting anyway. This place just seems more and more alien year on year…

In my absence, the very hawt and sexy Betty has agreed to guest blog in my absence!! So y’all be kind and gentle to her ok? (Though I know she likes it rough and hard sometimes 😉 )

Interview With A Vampire II

Posted by Ruok On July - 23 - 2007

Its been two years since I did my last interview, which if you all can recall, was based on questions emailed to me by LMD and Jac. This time round, I was asked to do it live; one was for a student doing a dissertation and the other was a pro bono project for a bunch of film students trying to do an Inside The Actor’s Studio thingy.

These were all done last week, amidst my very very tight schedule, which had me fending death threats from some of my clients this week. Sigh. Anyway, this blog post isn’t about this, so I shan’t elaborate.

The first interview took three whopping hours. Basically, I was asked about my journey, how I began and how I got to where I am right now. It would have went on for more than that I think, if not for the fact that I had to rush off somewhere else. I think I was willing to just rattle on and on because well, I don’t really have a chance to tell my story all this while and here I have someone who was not only eager to hear it, but was also taking down notes! Aye Carumba!

Claire then shared that she had interviewed two other actors, who, like me, had made career switches to pursue acting. I was bemused that all of us had described our move as a “calculated risk” and that we had acting as a back burner all the time. Yet at the same time, I was also quite heartened to know that the few that have taken this road had faced similar issues and pressures as myself.

And you know what, I don’t feel so lonely out here anymore.

The second one was a live recording and I think the students went to lengths to try and re-create the Oprah feel. But as it was a timed performance, and basically they only wanted 15 minutes, so I knew I couldn’t let loose and talk for three hours. 😛 I was quite fine with the kind of questions they asked (although the superpower questioned seemed out of place), but I must admit I was a bit peeved when they asked me to do an impromptu performance. But still it wasn’t anything heathenlimnish, so in the end I did went along with it.

But I think I kinda wore my emotions on a sleeve more than I thought when my contact kept apologizing to me. I found out later that its because they thought I was very tulan with the whole thing, as I had this pissed off look.

So if you guys are reading this, I’ll just like to say that I’m not, ok? I think I look like that sometimes when I don’t get enough sleep (and yeah I didn’t) so please don’t mind me. In fact I’ll like to thank you guys for letting me have a taste of this talk show thingy. It was rather fun :)

This One Takes The Cake

Posted by Ruok On July - 20 - 2007

Its been a while since I’ve written anything in this category, not because there are lesser sightings but because most of it is kinda run-of-the-mill. So far, the auntie at my fav soup place has recognised me and a few more clients have also recognised me.

My secret identity is really becoming more and more non-existent. -_-”

But the sighting yesterday really takes the cake, I feel. I was at a client’s place and they were installing a new aircon to their premises. I think one of the aircon guys spotted me while I was binding some materials together and asked one of the staff,”Isn’t that guy an actor? I’ve seen him on telly before. What’s he doing here?”

It really says something when a total complete stranger recognises you even though you haven’t done anything noteworthy for the past six months.

Just how much reruns are they screening these days?! >.<

One Night At Wala Wala

Posted by Ruok On July - 20 - 2007

“What’s his name again?”


E, you kill me. 😀

E: “Whats the name of the song?”
T: “Wake Me Up When September Ends”
E: “Wake Me Up To See My Ass”?!!!


Reparations To My Sullied Reputation From Zeus

Posted by Ruok On July - 18 - 2007

Dear Zeus,

Yes, I do recall this particular gift of yours, because of the comments and remarks generated by it. And as you have recalled correctly, it was merely my friends, and not I, that have made those remarks. I’ve repeated them to you so that you will appreciate how this lovely gesture of yours has helped to further impress upon folks that I have a lecherous personae, which we all know is really non existent and hence there is no need for further exploration.

Though this clarification of yours is so damn blady late, I pray it is still not too late and verily, your actions would have done much to restore the damaged reputation that you have burdened upon me when you did accord this glorious gift of yours to me.

I thank you for scolding the people who have malign the both of us on my behalf, though I must say that I don’t quite agree to screwing them… well, at least not the male ones anyway. You are, of course, entitled to your own inclinations.

Now if you would just send Aphrodite my way, I would consider this apology of yours complete and most satisfactory.

Your Friend,