Personal, TV Appearance

Catch me 林如晶 (Lin Rujing) on Channel U!

September 19, 2007

The holidays that I had recently has been awesome and I can’t believe that I’ve accomplished so many things during this period of time. Firstly, I have been featured together with Calvin in the local newspaper, my paper <<我报>> which you can read more HERE.

During the holidays we have also accomplished setting up our website, Kanggie which is a social networking site targetting internet marketers, internet marketing enthusiasts and anybody interested to know about how to make money online. We are so thankful that we have set it up right before school started! 😀

Here’s the other exciting thing, I was actually invited to go onto a local programme on TV called Shoot!. The show will be airing this thursday, 8pm on Singapore Chinese Channel U. t was a whole new experience for both me and Calvin. Though I was really disappointed that we couldn’t go onto the show together, it was still a great experience for the both of us – a closer touch to our ‘stardom’. This touch of stardom came sooner than we expected and we are really thankful for the show producers and the expert panelists for noticing the both of us when we were featured in the newspaper article.

The topic was on Blogging and how blogs are being utilised in many ways. From being an online diary to an informational site to one that was being utilised by aspiring entrepreneurs to create their own businesses. There are many people who are making use of their blogs to sell products and to advertise their services in graphics design etc. For instance, how Calvin and I have made use of the blogs that we have set up to help us market informational products. All these activities that we are involved is called “Internet Marketing”. We are definitely proud that we are made ‘ambassadors’ of this trend that is starting to rise only in Singapore now, though in the US, it is a rather huge industry already.

Anyway, the show was hosted by Dasmond Koh and Quan Yi Fong with Janice Ng on the expert panels. Guests included myself, my friend Chong Tak (who was coincidentally on the show!!!) and star and proud bimbo blogger, Xiaxue and infamous entertainer Steven Lim (which you should read with caution). It was interesting to understand the planning that goes behind the production of an episode of the show. Professionalism was at its peak and I was just amazed at how confident the hosts are on the show and the crew behind the show, who unfortunately can go unnoticed for their efforts..

And something amusing cropped up between Dasmond and Xiaxue’s blogs, which you might want to check out! Well, I must say that Xiaxue’s professionalism was tested at the show and well, I can’t blame the hosts for wanting to stir some controversy on the show with the obvious animosity between Xiaxue and Steven Lim. Frankly, as a 3rd party and fellow guest on the show, I can either choose to think that Steven and Xiaxue were both there to shamelessly gain publicity for themselves as icons or star bloggers or just think that the both of them have really ‘substantial’ points to make about well, themselves. Lol! It’s for you to decide. But anyhow, I think Dasmond’s reply to Xiaxue was aptly done.. (patricia wonders, “but then again, is it just for publicity again?”) 😉 Watch the show and catch the content of our discussion which revolves around blogs and what people seek to achieve with it.

Well, don’t forget to catch the show, Shoot! on Channel U, this Thursday 20 September 2007 at 8pm! 😀 There’s a re-run at 11.30pm i think! Just in case you can’t catch the earlier one.

Here are a couple of photos which capture the bliss that I felt at the recording day:

Dasmond and Lin Ru Jing      

    

 

 

Me and Dasmond, who I really adored when he was deejaying for 933FM.

Quan Yi Feng and Lin Ru Jing  

  

   

    

 

Quan Yi Fong, one of the wittiest Chinese hosts that I know in Singapore TV.

Lin Ru Jing and Guest Panelists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s Chong Tak! Look how ‘terrified’ i look standing beside ahem.. Steven Lim.

Ng Suan Jee and Lin Ru Jing

Janice, one of the Chinese newcasters on Channel 8. She’s really superb and friendly. Amazingly bilingual too!!!

Calvin and Lin Ru Jing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lastly, Calvin was with me, supporting me as I made my way through with broken Chinese yet sounding superbly confident (amazingly to me).

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9 Comments

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  • Reply Philip Chan September 20, 2007 at 9:38 PM

    Well done Pat! You carried yourself off with dignity and professionalism. I can’t say so about Steven Lim or Xiaxue…they seriously look like media clowns out there.

    Well after watching the program i realised the only ones with perspective that blogging/ internet marketing can go a long way is Patricia and the lady newscaster. Other than Pat and her…well…the rest were…media clowns. 1/2 the stuff they talked about was hardly life changing or thought-provoking.

    Looks like Singaporeans have a long way to change their perception about professional blogging.

  • Reply Calvin September 20, 2007 at 11:22 PM

    Hey Darling!

    you were AWESOME on TV!! full of confidence, portrayed yourself as a sensible and matured gal… despite the fact that mandarin was a HUGE barrier.

    you’ve really proven to others that nothing is impossible. despite the fact that I’m prolly more proficient in mandarin, frankly I’m not so sure if I’ll be able to carry myself as well as you..

    once again, you’re simply awesome!!

    loving you always,

    Calvin

  • Reply -:-queen_pat-:- September 21, 2007 at 1:53 AM

    Hi Philip!

    Thanks for your kind words! 😀 I’m definitely happy that I managed to share my 2 cents’ worth on the show with my bare minimum ability of speaking Chinese. It was really a trying period for me, that whole 1 hour programme but I’m glad that the outcome was good! Thank God for that!

    Well, it’s true that skepticism is still high amongst the general public. For Janice (the newscaster), it’s because she has been exposed to and is keen on the idea of blogging and internet marketing, whereas the rest are just hear-sayers of what’s happening online.

    I must agree that there’s still a long way for Singaporeans to change their mindset about professional blogging as well as making a career through the internet and what it offers.

    I guess, we just have to headstart this new revolution in the tiny red dot country of ours! 😀

    Cheers,
    Patricia

  • Reply -:-queen_pat-:- September 21, 2007 at 1:58 AM

    Hey dear!

    Thanks sweetie for your amazing compliments and I’m glad that I could get through the entire preparation for the recording as well as the actual recording with you beside me, watching over me.

    I have to say that you have moulded me to become so confident, even in a language that I’m not extremely proficient in. It was tough to me, but well, all the visualising together helped a lot! Anyway, I think that even if YOU were the person on the show, you would have done marvellous! I just know it!

    Nonetheless, regardless of what we are going through, always remember that I’ve got you and you’ve got me! 😀 And together with God’s strength, love and blessings, we’ll get thru everything together!

    loving you always too..

  • Reply Victoria Ling September 28, 2007 at 12:43 PM

    Hi Patricia

    Caught that episode with you in it. Admire your courage…kudos to you 😉

    I read about the feud between Xiaxue and Steven sometime ago when I was reading Mr Brown’s blog 😉

    As the saying goes,”Huai Shi Chuan Qian Li”
    But good or bad publicity still publicity…

    Anyway, because the focus was on that two, it is a pity that Chong Tak and you were not given much time.

    Pardon me but your mandarin is really ahem ahem haha…

    As for Dasmond’s blog comments, he must have learnt a thing or two from Xiaxue and Steven – that is CONTROVERSY sells! (incidentally, I made this observation in my blog as well)

  • Reply -:-queen_pat-:- September 30, 2007 at 12:49 AM

    Hi Victoria

    Thanks for dropping by my blog! 😀 I’m glad that you managed to catch that episode and also be able to find my blog after that!

    Well, indeed it took me a lot of courage because I’ve always had a problem with speaking chinese fluently and I was really scared that I might just erm, embarrass myself on national tv. But thank God I didn’t! 😀 And my chinese well, didn’t sound tooooo bad after all right?

    Well, Xiaxue and Steven will never resolve their issues because they never will want to. But then again, publicity is all they need to get more people to their blogs so yep, I agree with you that “good or bad publicity still publicity…”

    Haha.. well, I think that I was given a fair portion of the show.. about half of it after Xiaxue made an exit and I felt that I managed to share my 2 cents worth. I’m just glad that I had the media exposure and the experience of facing the tv, portraying myself and my business.

    Haha.. well, Dasmond is a friend of Xiaxue.. or perhaps acquaintance. No doubt, she would have taught him a thing or two? Then again, they are in the entertainment and media industry which thrives on controversies. I guess, it’s just part and parcel of their lives as celebrities. Don’t you think?

    Thanks for dropping by once again! 😀

    Regards,
    Patricia 🙂

  • Reply Terence September 30, 2007 at 5:29 AM

    Hey Pat,

    really proud of what you’re doing so far! I think it is really amazing. Haha.. I happened to be blogging about that show, and I just realized that you were on it! That is like.. wow!

    I think it’s awesome that you’ve found your niche and that you are actively working towards it..that is something not many people do 🙂

    Anyway, continue to pursue your passions! All the best for the future!

  • Reply -:-queen_pat-:- October 2, 2007 at 11:46 PM

    Thanks Terence for your encouraging words ya! 😀 It’s great to have a friend who is so supportive. Thanks a lot. You too ya, strive for your interest and passion! I’m sure you’ll thrive in the media industry really well soon!!!

    to our success, Cheers!

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