I’ve been receiving many well-wishes for the upcoming Star Awards on Sunday, thank you all for having so much faith in me. Would I like to win? Of course, that will be nice, but I believe only if the time is right when I can prove the versatility and subtlety of an actress. I’m flattered just being able to have my wild-ugly-crazy-woman clip have its five seconds of fame repeatedly, potentially disrupting anybody’s dinner appetite. Haha!
I heard I’ve been out of the top ten this week. To be honest, I’m more worried about what the media would say rather than anything else. Recently the Chinese press has made their not so positive stand towards me, claiming that I have changed because of increasing fame. After some self-reflection, I still can’t quite figure out what fame means, nor how that might have changed me. Could it be that I’ve changed my mobile number and am no longer as contactable as before? Perhaps it was something I unknowingly done that had offended someone, but I would like to make my stand and clarify any misunderstanding. If there was anything that I could have handled in a much better fashion please do let me know, and allow me the opportunity to learn.
The entertainment industry is an ever-learning place. More often than not, lessons are learnt after making mistakes, and with time and experience, I acquire knowledge of the business and how to better communicate with people. I didn’t start out holding the essential guide to a fail-proof entertainment career because there is none to own. If this sounds like an excuse, no, I’m not making any for myself. I am acknowledging my ignorance and willingness to learn from those who would give me the chance.
I remembered during my first drama, someone from higher management shared with me my first lesson: No one can blame you for not knowing.
From then on, I told myself never to take for granted the opportunities people give me, and never to make the same mistake twice. While ignorance is not incompetence, truth is, no one is liable to grant me any leeway and I appreciate all who have done so throughout my career.
This week is full of birthday celebrations, so I’d be having a good time! Whether or not I’d be winning anything on Sunday, well, we’ll know soon. 😉
This should be my 1st time leaving comment for you after being a silent reader for months.
Anyway all the best for coming sunday, have confident for yourself. Would really like to hear you speech. 🙂
Hey girl… 对得起自己就够了.. Rumours will always be around, but what matters most is, they’re called rumours – not the truth. Time will tell. Have faith in yourself, in your ability to get people to trust that what was on those reports was just rumours. I’m sure you’re capable of that, I’ve faith in you. Hope you’ve faith in yourself too! 加油加油! 🙂
Joanne, always remember that, dun care what ppl said abt u or think abt u? Inside my HEART, u have not change at all.. U still the same Joanne, I know for 5years ago.. Even u change nos, reporters can’t find u, also mean u change lah? R they crazy.. Just cos u had no choice.. I know & understand ur shoes..
Joanne, abt this Sun Star Awards, dun despair & give urself too much stress.. Just relax & watch the show.. Dun think so much.. Jollity will CHEERS for u.. Look us out.. Ok… Love u, friend.
Captivating smile as ever~ 🙂
The entertainment industry is an ever-learning place, yes, agreed. Because there is always room for improvement. Whether you would winning any awards on this Sunday, your sincerity, sacrifices, profession and hardwork do the words than anything else. Of course winning an award is a motivation but not winning anything do not means that you did not do well. Your achievements throughout these years is already the main motivation right? I will always believe in your profession rather than any comments made by the media.
Joanne, you deserve to be in top10!
Mediacorp have been BIAS towards some of the 7-princesses! seriously. . .
the hardwork that you guys put in, mediacorp have never been looking into it, and neglect it.
it is kinda really unfair for you guys.
as really can see, you guys been working very hard in every drama filming, etc.
Anyways, You are yourself! 🙂
Dear Joanne, I msg you thru Mblog that I have faith in you winning not just the popular but best actress award as well and I still do.
Currently, you are not on the top 10 positioning but don’t despair, it’s an equal chance till results are announced. Don’t brood over it these few days, (leave that to us ) we will help you to shoulder the anxiety. I will garner & appeal support for you during this crucial moment.
Pertaining to the media, it’s a love -hate relationship with them in the entertainment industry & I believe you are able to sort that out in the near future.
Being nominated is already a recognition (no doubt about it) , winning an award would be sweet!
Having said that, winning an award or not, you will still have our support, an inspiration to many and a SuperStar in our heart!
Good luck !
I like your acting and zaoxing in tln, especially your smile, i think you have improved a lot in your acting.
watever lar they talk….
Juz be yrself!
Support u oways!
hi joanne, i hope you’ll win on sunday.. jia you.
After reading your post a fable: ” THE FARMER, HIS SON, AND THEIR DONKEY. ” came into my mind which i would like to share with u!
So here goes:
One day the farmer says to his son’ “I shall have to sell that donkey of ours, I can not afford to keep him through the winter. I will take him to town this very morning to see if I can find a buyer. You may go with me.”
In a little while the farmer, his son, and the donkey were on their way to town.
They had not gone far when they met some ladies going to town. They were talking and laughing as they went along. One of them said, “Look at that man and boy driving a donkey. One of them surely might ride.”
The farmer heard what they said, and quickly made his son mount the donkey, while he walked along at its side.
After a while they came to a group of old men who were talking very earnestly. “There,” said one, “I was just saying that boys and girls have no respect for the aged. You see it is true in this case. See that boy riding while his old father has to walk.”
“Get down, my son,” said his father, “and I will ride.” So they went on.
They next met some women coming from town. “Why!” they cried, “your poor little boy is nearly tired out. How can you ride and make him walk?” So the farmer made his son ride on the donkey behind him.
They were now in town. A man coming down the street called to the farmer, “Why do you make your donkey carry such a load? You can
carry him better than he can carry you.”
At this the farmer and his son got off the donkey. They tied the donkey’s legs together, turned him over on his back; and began to carry him.
A crowd soon gathered to see the strange sight. As they were crossing a bridge the donkey became frightened at the hooting of the crowd. He broke loose, fell into the river, and was drowned.
The farmer was angry and ashamed. He said, “There! I have tried to please everybody and have only made a fool of myself. After this I
shall do as I think best and let people say what they will.”
Paisei for being so long winded! Actually got much more but shall stop here…lol…
Cheers and Good luck for Sunday Star Awards!
have a good time.
Heya Joanne, dont worry too much abt what others say abt you, yeah? Wishing you Happy Birthday once more (my tenth time I think)… Im sure you wouldnt mind if I wished you about 16 more times… all the best for Star Awards, hopefully you’ll win Top 10 Most Popular Award again this coming Sunday 😉
Gal, Happy Birthday.. Someone 1yrs older lah…May ur special dau filled with alot of Fun, joys & LOVE.. And of course alot of presents.. Haha..
Who is the BEST? Of Course U (JOANNE PEH).. Yeah… See u at Star Award… Be Happy, ok? Friend….^_^
Happy birthday to you,may all yr wishes come true..hope u can win the best actress awards on this Sunday.Cheers!
Happy Birthday to you~~~
Stay pretty as ever~
By the way, how are you going to celebrate on this special occasion?
Hey Joanne ‘Jie’
Sometimes the media have no stories to write
So they have to think one! Just rumours and what Jan said in a previous post, its not the truth! I believe in you that your not! And probably am not the only one! I always say Just believe in yourself, doesn’t matter what others think! Because only you know its true or not! And that is the most important!
So stupid your out of the top ten last week
I’m really looking forward to the Star Awards Tomorrow ^^
Doesn’t matter if you win or not!
I keep supporting u ^^ and hope you have a fun after party ^^
And also for now HAPPY BIRTHDAY ^^
Have a nice day with many presents ^^
And all your wishes may come true ^^
Happy birthday , had a great time.
haiyor..joanne..dun type such things on ur b’day lah..!!should be happy and dun worry..!!okay??!!
Have a nice day~!
love ya forever~
May All Your Wish Come True!!!!
Stay Young And Pretty Always!!
Nevertheless,Good Luck For Tomorrow Star Awards!! And Don’t Care Wad Those People Say About You,K?? I Believe In You,You Have Not Change!!! Jollity,Me And Joey Will Always Be Behind You De!!!!
I Maay Not Be There But Always Remember I will Always Support You And Love You K???
hey idol, here again 🙂 Happy Birthday……… to u n r u ready 4 2morrow awards be cool k hav u recover from flu all the best weixiu
Hi…. joanne. Today, is your birthday. Here to wish u a HAPPY BIRTHDAY.Hope all your wishes will come true. Jia you.
happy birthday Joanne! may all your wishes come true. i attended your party that day at mediacorp, if you still remember me ;D Good luck for tomorrow and jiayou for your filming! (:
Of course i remember you! The “Essay” boy 🙂
yo,joanne!:) my first time commenting on ur post:)cheer up lah,media industry is like de…U have always been a sweet and friendly gal on screen,where got change? there is no problem with ur attitude,so cheer on:) As for top10,i hope u will not lose it again,i am sure ur fans will be voting for u,jia you:) it’s really ok on whether win or lose cos we noe joanne will still smile,rite?
c u tmr!!!!!!!!!:) TAKE IT EASY:)
Happy Birthday Joanne,may all your wishes come true and win an award tomorrow, or maybe more then one award hahas…Take cares k bye……
hallo,joanne..wish u have a very happy birthday…u are the best!!
you still rock like don’t know what ! 😀
happy birthday anyway, i hope you will clinch the award tomorrow! 😀
best of luck!
Hope you will get the Star Awards on Sunday!! And one more thing is just believe in yourself in your career or any other things k?? RELAX..Dont get yourself too much stress..
Hello, happy birthday. Just viewed your blog and realised it is today. I glad that I able t wish you on time, hhah!
Tomorrow star awards, will call for you! 🙂
Your hard work has paid off, the results tmr will prove it.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! Many Good years ahead!!!
first of all happy birthday to u!.. hope u will made it for the star award later ( be it best actress or top ten favourite), all the best ya? and stay pretty too! =)
Just do your best!
Hi Joanne Congratulations on winning your well-deserved award! Stay pretty 🙂
Well.. Looks like u have finally made ur break-thru.. This 2009 Star Awards was totally dominated by the lanky Princess Peh..
Best Actress.. Top 10 Popular.. Best Dressed Award.. From the low last year to the peak tis year.. Ur hard work has finally paid off.. The dark horse has won the race..!!!
Gorgeous outfit ….Being Forgetful.. Looking Surprised.. U named it.. Thats wat we saw in Joanne tonite..
Lets celebrate the newly crowned Best Actress …. Wat a perfectly time birthday gift ..
Happy Birthday .. Joanne
Once again… congrats .. well done princess peh..
u definite deserve the best female lead actress!!:)
great role therein lil nonya.
u go girl! congrats^^
Haha yah ! Glad you remember me 😀 And congrats in winning three awards last night 🙂 You really are the best actress!!
Hey Joanne, Good job on the star awards sunday night! You totally desered it and you looked amazing in that green dress. Keep up the good work, and happy belated birthday!