Nice Guys VS FightersPosted May 17th, 2013 At 5:57 pm By Hanli Hoefer
So, last week Alan wrote an interesting blog about why nice guys finish last. It got me thinking, why is it so? So I guess today is going to my point of view of what I hope an average girl feels about this infamous saying, “Nice guys finish last.”
I honestly think the saying is silly. It justifies nice guys to NOT actively pursue and get the girl they want, and just sort of… wait around for a rare opportunity. I feel that when it comes to love and relationships, you should do anything possible to get what you want because apart from food and sleeping in on a Saturday morning, your significant other should be something that makes your life better from every direction.
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I chose Entertainment, but I also choose Education.Posted May 17th, 2013 At 5:07 pm By MTV ASIA
One of the things that surprises people the most when they first get to know me is that I’m a teacher. I’m not sure what is so surprising about it. Maybe I act too immature to teach. Or maybe people don’t expect someone who works in entertainment to also work in education. But to people who have known me for awhile, it makes total sense. Both my parents are teachers, so I grew up with an incredible amount of respect for the profession and spent much of my childhood playing around in my parents’ classrooms. I’ve always just felt comfortable on a school campus. I know a lot of people hated school, but I loved it.
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“Nice Guys Finish Last”?Posted May 10th, 2013 At 7:22 pm By MTV ASIA
They say that “Nice guys finish last.” Do we agree?
Let’s talk about this for a second. Is it true? Do nice guys really finish last? If so, then that sucks. Like I mean, REALLY sucks. I have this image in my head of some nice blokes with smiles on their faces jogging through a marathon, when all of a sudden some asshole trips all of them and crosses the finish line first. Is that what the saying means? (Let’s take a second to note that even nice guys should be able to figure out that jogging won’t win you a race) But why does their sunny disposition have anything to do with their ability to succeed in life?
To be honest, I’ve always hated this saying. Let’s all admit, it’s a pretty terrible and shitty saying. It teaches our children the wrong lessons and encourages bad people to be even worse. And I hope we all want it to be completely wrong. Don’t we want nice people to get ahead in life? I mean, what type of person looks at a genuinely good guy and says, “Man, I hope that guy fails at EVERYTHING he tries”? Actually, maybe the type of person who wins races says that… but nobody likes that person.
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Brows, Brows, BrowsPosted May 10th, 2013 At 6:42 pm By Hanli Hoefer
Hello, Hanli here.
So today’s ramble is on a pretty random topic: Eyebrows.
This is so because I recently had mine tended to by Benefit’s Brow Bar, “Raising eyebrows since 1976″ (I like their slogan). The experience was pleasant. It was at the beauty department at Tangs Shopping Centre. The medium was wax. I usually thread or tweeze so I’ve never actually waxed my brows before. That is probably because a chick I know in high school had her brows waxed and they burnt her skin, leaving burn marks around her brows which eventually scarred. Yeah, not good.
But after this experience, I think I’m going to keep waxing. It’s fast, clean and the ladies at Benefit are very thorough! The ONLY thing that was a little strange was getting my brows waxed whilst tons of people were walking through and looking. But a 10/10 for everything else!
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The Temper Trap: “It’s great to go to different places to experience different cultures!”Posted May 5th, 2013 At 6:00 pm By MTV ASIA
Text and interview: Lennat Mak
The Temper Trap are on a roll. With the release of their self-titled second album in 2012, the band – Dougy Mandagi, Lorenzo Sillitto, Jonny Aherne, Toby Dundas and and new member Joseph Greer – has been on a whirlwind tour around the world.
With their first appearance in Philippines for Wanderland 2013 and their first acoustic show in Singapore for MTV Sessions, we did a quick dial to guitarist Lorenzo Sillitto to see how the band is prepping for their forthcoming shows, their experience with music festivals and more!Read more >>
A Stream Of Consciousness…Posted May 3rd, 2013 At 8:27 pm By MTV ASIA
I feel the need to preface this by saying, I have absolutely no idea what I’m going to write about. In fact, for this blog post, that’s the goal. To have no idea what I’m writing and just write. It was a suggestion from a Twitter friend to try just writing a stream of consciousness and see what happens. I like the suggestion. Let’s see what happens indeed… Let’s see how weird this gets…Read more >>
Of Art & PhotographyPosted May 3rd, 2013 At 8:14 pm By Hanli Hoefer
So I wanted to share this photographer with you. Her name is Elena Kalis and her stuff is the bomb. As the daughter of a photographer I have been surrounded by great art work for my entire life, and I consider collecting great visuals a hobby of mine.
I feel like her shots are based around the “Purity of Innocence” theme. The water as a symbol of safety – also possibly linking to the womb? And she uses a lot of young girls as her models, posing with fun figures and sincere looks on their face. Makes the photos rather bitter sweet. Maybe it’s trying to say there’s a foreshadowing of sadness in youth based on the inevitable growing up? I DON’T KNOW. I’m just schmoozing. Here are some of her photos. Let me know what they speak to you? I’m always curious the about the perspective of others since art is so subjective.
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Koi Pond BlissPosted April 26th, 2013 At 6:24 pm By MTV ASIA
Sometimes you decide to take on challenges that you are not sure you can overcome. I think it’s at these times that we learn the most about ourselves and find out what we’re truly capable of. Sometimes impossible obstacles can turn into life’s greatest opportunities to grow. It’s all in how you approach it. For me, one of these opportunities presented itself last September, and I couldn’t be more grateful for it. The challenge was to build a Koi pond, a seemingly simple enough task. It proved to be a humbling experience.Read more >>
SuperheroesPosted April 26th, 2013 At 6:16 pm By Hanli Hoefer
There has been many super hero conversations thrown around me recently – we are doing something on The MTV Show about super heroes, my friends and I have been debating which are the best super heroes, Iron man 3 posters are plastered around town – there is no escape! And it made me think who is my favorite super hero?Read more >>
An Eventful Week…Posted April 23rd, 2013 At 5:57 pm By Hanli Hoefer
This week is pretty eventful – so many emotions and new things happening all around me! The first episode of The MTV Show aired last Saturday! I can’t even begin to describe how that makes me feel. Scared, proud, anxious, nauseous even! I keep having day dreams of me leaving my house and there’s a mob of angry MTV fans waiting for me because they were disappointed. Yeah, my imagination brings out the worst of my anticipations. I tend to over think things a lot.Read more >>