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Sunday, December 04, 2005

Swifty Attends 'Perhaps Love' Film Premiere. Tries To Meet Takeshi Kaneshiro, Director Peter Chan and Zhou Xun

Malaysia needs their own Daphne Teo, as in, someone who brags non-stop about her wealth, her boyfriend and other privileges she gets in her life, someone who portrays herself as an overachieving overachievier with unsurpassed wealth who also whines about the stupidest of things and then starts massive attention whoring campaign to have my own name shot up to Technorati's rankings. I will now make my bid for this very appealing role by bragging about the 'Perhaps Love' premiere I managed to attend just hours ago. (BTW, Daphne Teo was wondrously portrayed by Otto here so that you peeps can have an idea what she was mostly about)

If you have bothered to read the Swifty Notes carefully in my previous entry, you may remember me mentioning that I was going to the Malaysian premiere of the film 'Perhaps Love', and was hoping to take some photos with the stars of the film along with its director.

'Perhaps Love' is the first HK musical in almost thirty years (maybe more), and stars HK musical icon, Jackie Cheung, Taiwanese superstar Takeshi Kaneshiro (the guy in House of Flying Daggers and Chungking Express), rising Chinese actress Zhou Xun (the chick in Balzac and the Chinese Seamstress and Xiu Xiu) and Korean TV star Jin Ji Hee.

It all began when my dad received an invitation from Astro (Malaysia's satellite TV company) to attend the premiere few days ago.





Mom was supposed to go with him, but wasn't feeling it. So I went on her behalf... more than willingly, because I knew that Takeshi Kaneshiro and Zhou Xun were here. And I was desperately seeking to take photos with them to post them on this blog for bragging rights:

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Takeshi Kaneshiro


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Zhou Xun

Hell, I wouldn't mind taking photos with director Peter Chan Ho Sun either since the guy had won multiple awards for making some of the most memorable HK classics in the 90s (he merely made one movie during the 2000s, a short segment in the horror anthology '3', which helped his lead actor Leon Lai in receiving a Best Actor award for the Taiwanese equivalent of the Oscars).

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Therefore, I immediately got my camera ready for this event, and once again took a photo of myself and admired my beautiful looks first before going to the premiere with my dad. As you can see from the photo below, I can barely contain my excitement.

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After that, we reached KLCC, the shopping mall situated below our Petronas Twin Towers, the place where the premiere would be held. There was free dinner for the VIPs at Dome Cafe. Despite having eaten, I was soooo excited about meeting celebs that I took snapshots of the entire function. For the sake of having MORE bragging rights.





A stage was erected not too far away, with hundreds of people gathering before it. Two emcees were there to promote the film, asking questions, giving out freebies. It got me totally pumped when they mentioned that director Peter Chan, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Zhou Xun were there too.

Then they came onstage amidst the deafening cheers of the fans. I couldn't see them since I was too far away, but I could hear them. Even more excited.

... but that lasted only for a minute when my dad told me that none of us will be able to meet them.

Me: WHAAAAAAAAAT? WHY??
Dad: We are getting the VIP treatment, not the fan treatment.
Me: We aren't going to see them at all?
Dad: Nope. Guess not. As I've said. We are supposed to be the VIP of this premiere, not fans. At least we get free food.
Me: (noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!)

So, no, I didn't really get to meet them, but at least I got to hear their voices from almost a kilometer away. I'll post up my review of the film some time tomorrow.

When the film ended, I took a photo of the Petronas Twin Towers. For no reason at all, just to illustrate the emptiness of this entry even more. But fret not, my dear readers, I will keep you all updated if I get, um, some stuff to brag about.

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P. S. Why the hell is Japan on top of the Technorati rankings suddenly?
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