Monday, July 4, 2011

Me on TV.

Shahril Suleiman!
I still remember in June last year (2010), I received a call from a person in TV9 inviting me to be one of the guest in their famous morning show (that my abah and emak love & watch every morning); Nasi Lemak Kopi O.
Did you ever dream of being on TV?. I am sure everybody did and I am very thankful that day that I've got the chance.

Still in shock & half-hearted (I was in the middle of my company's bi-annual stock taking day's preparation, that everybody knows is a very stressful and tiring event), I give them a 50-50 answer. They try to convince me that this chance will only come "once in a blue moon" (which deep in my heart I agree) and that everything is going to be fine - it is just like having an ordinary conversation of a topic & no script (but they will give the questions that they will be asking in advance in order for me to prepare).

The reason that I gave a 50-50 answer is:
* I admit that I am afraid of being on TV - either I make it or I screw it up
* I am super-duper busy - I just finished being a "creative director" (sorry, as I wrote in my previous post, I appoint my own self for this position) for my sister's wedding, just returned back to KL and in the middle of the rush to complete the stock take preparation that will be held in another several days! &
* They will come to my house and shoot - preparing my house for a TV shooting is very stressful! and I don't need anymore stress to put on my small head!

However, as they managed to convinced me and as I try to count how many times a blue moon ever appeared in my sky - never! except this good opportunity, so I decided to agree and start to prepare.

A friend that I met on the show - Aidil.
Only god knows how busy I am those few days preparing my house for the shooting. The crew came to my house a night before the live show to shoot.
Extremely tired, I finally woke up at 8.15am on that very important morning. The show starts very early and I supposed to be at the studio at 7.30am!. Imagine how my body and mind react to this situation. I feel like crying and screaming!. I brushed my teeth & grab my clothes - I was ready in only 5 minutes!. I took a cab and explain everything to the driver. I am very lucky that day was Saturday. I managed to be at Sri Pentas in only 15 minutes. I run to the guard house and tell them that I am the guest for NLKO morning show and they show me the direction - without asking for my ID (thanks Mr. guard!).

My segment (Hati Lelaki) starts only 5 minutes after I arrived at the studio. That is means, they interviewed me 25 minutes after I say hello to the morning sun - and I admit, my brain is still sleeping (OMG!).

Sh. Noor, Farah Adeeba, myself & Aidil.
Anyway, I've made it finally. My family and friends who was waiting in front of the TV managed to see me on the show!.

I had a very good time that day and I checked 'being-on-TV' off my list of things to do before I die ;)

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