‘THE BORNEO INCIDENT’

As lightly mentioned in my previous post, I recently just worked on my first feature film called ‘The Borneo Incident’. We just did a press conference on Tuesday (April 3rd, 2012) where a sneak preview of the trailer was shown to the media. We also did a number of interviews with New Straits Times, The Star and Bernama to mention a few. The movie is set to be released sometime in September although an exact date is yet to be determined.

Thank you for all your support thus far! Now check out the trailer!

Movie Synopsis: 5 young, fun-loving travelers are documenting their travels from New York to Borneo via Malaysia on the journey of a lifetime. The purpose of the trip is to discover Henry Golding’s familial roots from the Iban head-hunting tribe in Borneo, only to discover the tribe has crossed the border into the unfamiliar territory of the Indonesian tribes. As the group venture deeper into the jungles, they begin to realize that an ‘unfamiliar territory’ is not somewhere you want to be on the island of Borneo.

At the Ukum Longhouse
The Cast: Fay Hokulani, Henry Golding, Mitch Ross, Michael Helfman & Robert Gilliland
Cliff-jumping
Traveling all around Malaysia.

 LIKE ‘The Borneo Incident‘ page for previews+updates and check out more photos here.

PRESS

Henry & I shooting for The New Straits Times Paper
The New Straits Times article that was published on Tuesday, April 3rd 2012
Published in the Sarawak papers
Robert Gilliland, Fay Hokulani, Dennis Lau, Michael Helfman, Henry Golding, Hansen Lee & Daphne Iking.

Adidas Brings Out The Best Woman In You

I’m blessed! I’ve always been an adidas girl for as long as I’ve done sports so I was thrilled to hear that they wanted me to be a part of their new women’s campaign. In line with their new Spring/Summer 2012 Sport & Style collection, the campaign is inspired by next generation athletes who embody the adidas brand anthem ‘adidas is all in’. Now I don’t know about you, but when I put on my adidas, I feel like I’m ready to take on any challenge! That’s exactly what this campaign is about – it’s for women who dare.

So a few weeks ago, I did a video shoot with adidas. The video was released 2 weeks later at the media event held at Teeq & Rootz in Kuala Lumpur. Here it is…

Absolutely LOVED the campaign photos too!

Flexibility
Lightweight
Power
Originals

Some outtakes from the shoot…

Minimal make-up, high-tops & a whole load of ass-kicking.
I had quite a workout that day! It was pretty much a full-day of exercise, haha!

 The media event was hosted by Hansen Lee and the show kicked off with this group of fitness instructors who definitely HAD THE MOVES! 😉

At the media event showcasing the new adidas Spring/Summer 2012 Women’s collection. These girls did an amazing, high energy performance involving aerobics, dance and combat! Loved it!
With host, Hansen Lee 🙂

 Thank you for all the support and the love on my blog. I never expected that it would take me this far and I’m so grateful to YOU, my readers! YOU keep me going and this blog rolling.  I’m pleased to share that I’m currently taking a personal training course with ACE Fitness (about time!) as I realized that THIS is what I really want to get into. So here’s to another chapter in my fitness journey… Carpe diem!

Interview with RØMP Magazine

I’m featured in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue of RØMP Magazine (featuring Nathan Hartono on the cover).

RØMP Magazine Jan/Feb 2012 Issue

 Download the issue here or check out their Facebook page.

Credits to David Yeow for the fab photos!

 THE INTERVIEW

So… what have you been up to lately?

I’ve just been keeping busy with work – hosting, writing and a bit of modeling.  Mainly focusing on my fitness and reading up on nutrition and exercise as I’m taking up a personal training course next year. It’s been about 2 years since I started my health & fitness blog and I’d like to challenge myself to do more – more than just sharing what I’ve learned, I want to teach, with professional credential.

Will you be back in Singapore soon?

I visit at least once or twice every month to catch up with friends and family. Plus, I have a couple of favorite salad bars that are worth coming back for! I find myself returning to Mescluns since I was introduced to it last year.

You’ve been doing a great job thus far at keeping fit and toned, but what are resolutions for the New Year resolutions, health-wise?

I definitely need to improve on managing my time more efficiently and make sure I get at least 6 hours of shut-eye. I have this bad habit of going to bed late even though I have to wake up at 6am everyday for work. I try to make up for it by taking naps but your body NEEDS that uninterrupted sleep to recharge and repair.

And in other respects?

I’d like to be more adventurous with food and take up cooking class. I know how to make simple, healthy dishes but it’s about time I learn how to cook proper Asian cuisines, like Thai. I could eat that everyday!

What are the obstacles you face while maintaining that great shape?

I struggle with running sometimes. It’s the most effective way to burn off those calories but I hate the treadmill, I really do.

How do you overcome them?

You can’t let any obstacles stand in the way of your goals. And my goal is to get fitter. Never take your eyes off your goal.

What advice do you have for youths out there who want to get in shape, but are on a tight budget?

Invest on a pair of good running or training shoes. If you can’t afford a gym membership or a personal trainer, read up and train outdoors. Running along the beach is great for building stamina and you can usually find a few exercise stations at public parks.

What spurs you on to regularly update your blog?

Seeing the number of returning visitors and readers who write in to share how my blog has helped to motivate them. It encourages me to keep writing and continue the fitness journey with them.

Who is your biggest idol now? Why?

Jennifer Nicole Lee. Besides that killer body, I love her vivacious attitude. She makes getting fit look so easy, which is really motivating.

What are your plans for the near future?

My big plans are still evolving but ultimately; To keep doing what I love, eventually building a dream home and my own gym, travel for inspiration, share my knowledge on fitness and starting up my own brand.

 

5 THINGS IT TAKES TO DATE FAY

Wear your best shoes – I always look at men’s shoes. Kind of like how most men like to see women in stilettos. I like the combination of dress shoes and dark denim.

Smell good – Gives me a good reason to lean closer when we talk.

Love the outdoors – Don’t even think about taking me to the mall or the movies on our first date. If the sun’s out, I prefer to do an outdoor activity or play sports instead. Being outdoors allows me to appreciate my surroundings as well as connect with my date.

Brave the chili – Bonus points if you can take spicy food. I’ve yet to meet a guy who can eat more chili padi than me.

Good taste in music – It’s okay if he’s not the sporty type, a good taste in music easily makes up for that. I like almost all genres, from hip-hop to dubstep and also rock and indie.