I’ve admired this particular talent for quite a number of years and his voice is what brings my lazy ass out to party at night! I’m not really a night scene kind of person but I do indulge in the occasional night drinks with some of my friends to see the very talented Sylvester Sim perform! I fell in love with his voice when I heard him sing careless whisper and now it’s like an addiction. He is doing very well in the night scenes but I always feel like he should be producing records and traveling the world instead so he can show the world that we have a Sylvester Sim in this tiny little dot we call Singapore!
He has so much potential and his stage presence is debatably better than most of the singers here in Singapore. I always like to tell the underdogs my story and hope that they will follow in my footsteps because I too had a big dream! I dreamt that the whole panel of windows at Palais will be mine! Guess what? My ridiculous dream came true without the help of any investors, partners or sponsors. I did it all by myself with my unfailing and unfaltering positive attitude towards my ability! I’m not bothered by the fact that i don’t have a million dollar in my bank account or a porche in my garage. I just know that as long as I have me, I will get what I want if I set my heart to it. The journey is not going to be an easy one because no one is going to serve you success on a silver platter. You have to have the stamina and tolerance to swallow all the hardship that is thrown your way so as long as you keep moving you will definitely find your final destination. It might not be now but when success does come knocking, you know you’ll be ready!
Dearest Sylvester, I hope you feel the same way because you have what it takes to be a star! I believe in you and I hope you believe in yourself too. Dreams do come true so hold on tight! I know your faith will definitely bring you closer each day to achieving the impossible! JIA YOU!
Singapore is definitely not short of beautiful celebrity faces but why are they so invisible? We don’t see them even though they appear everywhere?! Some of you might not know this but every celebrity has a manager to help them decide what they should and should not do for their career. That is a very important role for any aspiring actors because they are your guide and negotiators. If they are crap you’ll be shit as well! So what I’m trying to say is that we need more knowledgeable managers to help surround our artistes with what they need to grow into a superstars! We don’t need nannies who only know how to bargain and buy coffees. We need mentors who actually want to help bring an extraordinary talent to achieve extraordinary things! I feel like clients should also be educated about the value of hiring a personality to be the face of their product. Obviously if you are interested in any one particular artiste, they are already valuable so you should know that the amount requested for the job would be worth every cent. Just like a manager should convince the clients the worth of their artiste and what their artiste needs instead of bringing down their value just to get the job?! How would the economy grow if everyone is selling and bargaining like aunties?! Are we trying to mass produce like ZARA or do we want to be couture like CHANEL?
I just had a realization and my conclusion to all these weird mannerism from the industry comes from the TOP! If your boss is ‘o biang’ obviously you’ll be too. It’s human nature to follow by example so maybe minions are not to blame? The Gru of every ‘o biang’ organization should be REPLACED! Publications included! Do you think it’s necessary to commit all 12 issues of the year to a socialite with 100 birkin bags? Why don’t you find another person who has 300 or 500? Or using and re using a model because he decides that showing more skin is ok? Settling is another contributing factor to the downfall of creativity! We have countless talents and artiste in Singapore but why do I always see foreign artiste or models on the cover of our magazines? WHY? Who is going to help us if we don’t help ourselves? I actually really don’t have to give a shit because I know I eat better food BUT I love this country and I want us to be BETTER!
So Dearest White King, I truly think you are our only salvation. I want to see Singapore prosper into a entertainment hub with blooms of our own flowers! Nothing is impossible so I will keep my fingers crossed and hope for the BEST! We can do it!
Look at all these lovely photos of my queen and princess! I’ve been cutting their hair for 2 decades and never once have I had a slip in judgement about what kind of look I should do for them. I am so blessed to have the good fortune to meet these 2 beautiful ladies! They’ve help me in so many ways and have always been and always will be my true friends <3 It has been a very long process of hard work and determination for me to craft something in me that now comes out effortless. Just like possessing the x factor, you need that innate talent in you even before you can start this long road towards your dream! I’m so happy I get to do what I love now and travel at the same time! First class nonetheless! I’m so thankful for everyone that has contributed to my success. Now I get to enjoy the company of an amazing client that pays amazingly and not forgetting my fabulous salon as well!
A friend asked me recently why I don’t do any shampoo commercials? Maybe cause I’m bald? hehe! Honestly I think my fees are too high and I won’t do it unless I get what I want! I don’t understand if these commercials are trying sell the shampoo,the artiste or the hairstylist? Whatever the reason, if the purpose of having a hairstylist in the commercial is to make the hair look good than that is the least that hairstylist should do! Because what is the point at all if the hair is horrible? Maybe they think it just have to be supermarket standard? KIDDIN! hehe! But seriously, I’m sure these people can do better! I can’t deny the fact that I did learn some of my basics skills from studying overseas but I believe that because my market is in ASIA I have to create and adjust my newfound skills to suit my customers. I don’t use my education as a selling factor! I believe in building my own style instead of being a good imitation of the original =) Plus I build a good price as well with my style! You pay for what you get. I’ve been trained to be refined in my work that’s why I don’t know and understand how someone can do mass. I do admire their stamina! I want to emphasize the fact that my skills are definitely worth the amount I charge! It’s very annoying when the customers try to bargain rates with you! I mean it’s same for makeup artistes as well. These customers think that your rates should always be the same even though your skills have improved through the years. Are they really that cheapskate? I definitely won’t up my prices if I didn’t know for sure that it’s worth every cent. If you have eyes you will be able to see that I’ve transformed and upgraded my salon into a luxury hair retreat for my customers to enjoy the space and comfort. I don’t think any reasonable person would expect the prices to stay the same? I want to urge all hair and makeup artistes to stand their grounds on demanding the increase of their rates. Please don’t be bullied into submitting! We are not maids even though we are in the service line. We have a skill that no one can replace and we in our industry are considered professionals! Btw, we should be happy if they want to ban us because we don’t need to absorb all these bad energy surrounding us! They can continue to be unreasonable in their blind and senseless state but we have to move on to greener pastures! All the cheap people can go to their cheap corner! Bring their next generation into that LC place too! We have to believe in ourselves before other will that’s why I want to emphasize again to all my friends in this industry to stay strong! Anyways, I’m very proud that I’ve had the opportunity to go out of Singapore to learn from other cultures but I’m still an ASIAN so I have to come back to my ASIAN roots!
I want to share my deepest appreciation for Fann and Zoe for always being so loyal and truthful to me all these years (friends like that are hard to find now). There many many other friends that have been with me all these years but Fann and Zoe will always be the first 2 in my mind. They have never been stingy with their friendship with me and my success has never altered their generosity towards me. If I have another 20 years in me I want to be able to give back to their next generation! A lasting friendship is never easy and I’m glad we’ve gone through all the tough times and came out holding on tight! I love you girls and I’m sure our friendship with last forever <3
Icon did it again! Zoe the queen is on the cover and she looks fabulous!
I always feel that its the perfect and most natural union for a local magazine to use a local artiste for theirs covers. I understand if you do maybe 2 or 3 covers of foreign artiste for the entire year but if the ratio is flipped than it totally makes no sense at all. Using ang moh models is another things that really frustrates me. We are ASIANS right smack in the middle of ASIA! Why are we trying to do what the american or europeans are doing? I do agree that we can try to integrate and fuse their culture into ours but it still has to be predominantly asian in my opinion. Who is going to help us if we don’t help ourselves? We should be proud of being Singaporean!
Anyway bottom line, what i’m trying to say is well done ICON for supporting our own and I’m more then happy with the final picture they chose of my beautiful and gorgeous QUEEN <3 This is what I call a local Singaporean magazine! Even though I’m away in Beijing, I was so happy when I saw the cover! Totally perked up my day =) I’ll be back in Singapore on the 18th and flying off again on the 5th. Although I spend half my time away from home now I’m very happy to have the opportunity to work for this very fantastic and intelligent lady. To all my beloved customers, please do come look for me during my time in Singapore =) 10 days at home and 5 days in Thailand! I’m really looking forward to coming home!
Hello everyone! Happy Lunar New Year!
CNY is my most favorite festive season of all time! It’s so nice to receive so many flowers and CNY goodies from my friends and customers. However it’s also very stressful for me coz I feel like I need to prove that I’m worthy of their love =) Thank you so much everyone! I really love all this positive energy surrounding me! I want to wish everyone a prosperous new year and even if you already had a great year last year, I want you to have an even better one this coming horse year! Please don’t feel jaded if you had a bad one last year because as long as you have that positivity in you, you’ll definitely see better days!
Gong Xi Fa Cai to everyone and hope all of you will have a wonderful lunar new year! For those of you who love me please love me more and for those that hate me please try to love me because you will want to receive some of my positivity!