Monday, November 3, 2008

Me @ The Star? You kidding?

One blissful sunday, well not really. Two nights without my 8 hours of sleep, and signs of a "real" pounding headache, slumbering myself around the bookshop,i received a sms.

"You're 120kg? Lol."

"Was?"

Then the phone rang.

Basically the laughing came before the message, as i was nicely told that my humble blog post had appeared on The Star!

However, with some mishaps as there was some misquotes.

The Print Screen of the article to enjoy.

1. I USED to be 120kgs. When i first started the blog, i was weighing at a 95kg, a weight that i sustained no more, as it is yoyo-ing between 97-98kg. Got to work it hard! So thanks but no thanks to the Star for allowing everyone to think that ohh, this is just another fat bugger who loves to eat.

2. Well, i admit my introduction is about stale and old, but still holds water. It is true that my inspiration of the name "Lots of Cravings" come from a friend who was pregnant two years ago, and now is a mom to that cute boy (who she thinks is going to grow up as a Casanova) and never wants to give birth to a girl (just in case you know, karma). But really, the love of food stems from young, how food really evolved in more then just my 3 meals a day, there was a period of gluttony and a period where i learnt that food had to be controlled; now the period of adventure.

3. I had no idea that my post was going to be used as The Star material. I understand that many bloggers have experienced the sudden state of shock and there has been no apparent change. I will be writing an email to the person in charge by end of today hopefully, thanking them for traffic of 43 people (last i checked was Sunday night, around 10pm) and hope they can have the courtesy of contacting me to tell me that they want to feature the post.

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Things have been slowed, the total letdown from my brain juice department has really got me struggling to write and take food pictures.

Going to dabble in an advertorial that should be released by end of the week; really forced the juices flowing and well abit of pocket money too.

Till then, Happy Monday Blues!

36 comments:

Laughing Lemongrass said...

Misquoting...that Renita woman does it so well. (I must admit that I had a good laugh, though...hubby thought I had lost it then.) Have a good week, Joe. :-)

fatboybakes said...

wah, famous nipples!!! even got job offers in your chatbox!!! great stuff. oh well, when she featured my blog, she didnt even put the link, so i didnt even benefit from extra traffic.

Nic (KHKL) said...

congrats on the advertorial! sounds very exciting! wei, can tell which one ar? i wanna read leh...

oh, and you are tall lar. so, i guess 90+kg is ok lar. ;)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

nic: hahah not very exciting..infact can sense controversy liao..

fbb: haha ok wor..i saw 40plus visits coming from thestar..the job offer..still waiting for him/her to email me..

ll: hahah u were laughing so much..but nevermind..glad to have been the subject of laughter..

jason said...

Oh, some mistakes there but anyway, you don't sounds really happy. Hmmm...

Kok said...

joe,
Congratulations for having your blog being featured in thestar! Good job there!:)

worldwindows said...

When I read it I have a good laugh. Your pic does not match your weight. Even for a 6footer at 120kg he is very much overweight. Good to see the Penang write-up in Metro.

Precious Pea said...

Congrats congrats!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

pp: thank you thank you..

worldwindows: yes i WAS very much overweight..

kok: thanks thanks..

jason: yes..its more of ethics then anything la i suppose..u misquote then dun tell me until i find out myself..

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Congrats joe!

Tummythoz said...

The list of celebrities I've met just got longer! Congratz!

Ms. Lili@ said...

hahaha somebody's cravings for attention is getting fulfilled, way to go!!!

(nvm the 120kg, it's just a number... hehehe.. congrats btw! :))

daphne said...

hahaha.. congratulations joe!!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

daphne: thanks thanks..

lilia: aiyoh..tats still 20 odd kgs difference!!

tummythoz: aiyah where got..this is peanuts..

bangsar babe: thanks..

CUMI & CIKI said...

wot a star you are.. misquotes, misweights, mistakes and ALL :D

mh said...

Wow...congrats!! To think that the pictures look very familiar when I skimmed through The Star while having my bakuteh on Sunday morning....didn't cross my mind that it is from your blog. Coz i was reading the title only la....and saw the 120kg part...and thought, gosh he/she better do something!! :P Can't imagine you being 120kg....maybe you should do a post on that..

Hahaha....so, anyone ask for you autograph yet??? Better get ready some photos so you can sign and distribute it....

zewt said...

a star is born!

is this the reason why you ended up making a turning to go home? hehehe...

Christy said...

Oh my, now I don't know whether to congratulate you or to sympathize with you!
I was really happy but I have to admit that I scratched my head when the Star mentioned you're 120kg, as it's definitely not apparent from your profile pic!!
Anyway, glad it's cleared out now....man, I don't wish to be selected for any feature....it sounds creepy!!:p

J2Kfm said...

you're nearing 100kg even now? cmon, you dun look all that stuffed, or ... camera trick eh? =P

120kg. I can imagine you entering the WWE.

Henry Yeo said...

120kgs.....can go enjoy the national olympics weightlifting team (I will happily say that I am lighter than you, eventhough I am trying to pack more fat)

bad enough that these reporters don't get their facts straight, they don't even get your permission to interview you.

PS: do call if you want to eat out in BB in the future.

New Kid on the Blog said...

You don't sound excited, don't you?? But I was caught by a pleasant surprise when I got to know last week Oct 26.

Anyway, who care... congrats pal!!!

leo said...

the star has a habit of misquoting people *cough* :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

leo: *cough* *cough*...

new kid: its no big deal la..haha thanks

henry: im not a 120kgs la..then again i m not exactly proud to b at 98 kgs..pack fat? i rather pack muscles on, thank u very much..

j2fkm: well got 6ft of body to fill up..n u haven seen the belly mind you

christy: not creepy la..haha u just dunno whether to laugh or enjoy..

zewt: maybe...maybe..

mh: come come..i help u sign

c&c: wat a star eh?

xin said...

hahaha misquoting is like so common in the papers. congrats anyway!

mimid3vils said...

Congrats!!!

Pureglutton said...

Congrats! Just laugh and enjoy it :-))

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

pureglutton: i am =)

mimi: thanks

xin: common eh?

lovegoddess said...

congrats Joe :) yr column appearing in Star this is so nice

keep it rocking ya!

ai wei said...

on sunday star! congrates!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

lovegoddess: thanks!..hav u started blogging again?

ai wei: thanks thanks..i think no big deal la..nxt wk will b another lucky star..

ling239 said...

Hey, i read tat too ~ ^_^

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ling239: really? hehe

sc said...

when sangeetha nair was the one compiling the write up, she did email me 2 weeks in advance to seek my approval for posting it in The Star. When renita che wan took over, she never informed me at all whenever she took my article. last straw was she did not even credit back to my blog. I wrote in to The Star with a lengthy complain about blog courtesy (at least credit us la) and renita stopped featuring my write ups. oh well, whatever :p

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sc: i sent her an email and obviously with no reply la..

oh well..no big deal rite?

Clare said...

Hi Joe! A fellow blogger friend told me about this (your article published but you were not asked/informed) and I got here. True enough, I got the same reaction when mine was published half a month ago. My friend, who is a columnist of the paper has helped me to e-mail the editor but so far I have received nothing, not even an explanation to it. Did the author who stole your blog post reply?

By the way, love your food pictures! :P I got hooked and was drooling before I knew it. LOL!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

clare: nope i didnt get an explanation till now..