Beginner’s Luck

It was a pretty average day in the month of August when I received this message from Jo (My ex-neighbour cum friend), she asked me if I was interested in an extra job for a TVC shooting. The pay was pretty decent and much more than the pay that I earn from all my current part-time jobs, I agreed. I went for the casting the next day feeling extremely nervous and not knowing what to expect. It has been like years since I was on screen with those white glaring lights shining onto you and that huge set of video camera filming all your moves and emotions. I did not do well and wasn’t expecting any calls.

Until a week later, I received this email that I did not get the role that I cast for, but I was needed to be an extra as an background role and of course, I agreed. It was better than nothing.


Just this passed wednesday morning, I went to the shooting location at Singapore Cruise Centre at Harbourfront and guess who I saw! The leading roles for the commercial ad was Nina from NOC and Wei Liang from ABTM  if you could remember. I was totally stunned. Their manager, Ruby or was it Rachel? I think it was Ariel? No, I’m positive about Rachel, oh wait, I’m unsure…anyway I have gold fish memory lately… she introduced herself and she could see that I was extremely nervous and told me to calm down haha. I guess I felt really like a block of stone. Anyway, the shooting was done really quickly, despite countless of takes and scene cuts. It was really fun, and probably a good learning experience, something that I wanted to try since long ago but did not had the opportunity and courage.


(Credits to: Jaya, one of the photographer who took beautiful candid photos and a friend of Jo’s.)

I felt so thankful for Jo’s kind offer and I couldn’t believe that I could get such a good learning experience. I can’t wait for the commercial and the photos to be out! (I’ll share with you guys again.)