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Singapore Blog Awards 2011 @ Shanghai Dolly, 23 Jul, 2.30 to 5pm

After three months of contest and campaigning, the Singapore Blog Awards 2011 will draw to a close tomorrow at Shanghai Dolly, 2.30 to 5pm at the finale award ceremony.

This is the fourth year omy.sg is running the Singapore Blog Awards. We are only able to run it bigger and better with the support of our generous sponsors, participating partners, bloggers and voters. A BIG THANK YOU to all!

This year, omy.sg is collaborating with our technology partner LiveShare (by cooliris) to bring you LIVE photo streams from the Singapore Blog Awards ceremony at Shanghai Dolly! The omy team will be sharing photos LIVE as the ceremony unfolds, so that everyone can check out the guests, activities, and most importantly, the WINNERS of the 10 main categories and 4 sponsored categories as they are being announced, even if you are not physically present!

Just visit our official website (http://sgblogawards.omy.sg) to catch the latest updates. If you are attending the event, you are strongly encouraged to download LiveShare too to contribute to the photo sharing experience.

Now I have to go stress myself over what to wear tomorrow to fit the “History Gets Social” theme….

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Singapore Blog Awards 2011 – Check out over 100 of the Best Blogs in Singapore!

Plugging this for omy.sg. The Singapore Blog Awards 2011 is one of the reasons why I have been so busy lately.

We are now into the voting phase. Do visit http://sgblogawards.omy.sg to vote for your favourite bloggers:

Singapore, 8 June 2011 – omy.sg has released the top ten finalists in the ten main categories of the Singapore Blog Awards 2011 as well as the other finalists in four sponsored categories and two celebrity categories.

Voting for the Singapore Blog Awards starts today till end June and can be done via the official website – http://sgblogawards.omy.sg. Voters stand to win attractive prizes like food vouchers, wireless mouses and beauty packages.

The 100 finalists include a diverse range of individuals representing the multicultural aspect of Singapore.

Highlights include:

– Controversial web sensation, Ris Low (http://www.lowyiminris.com) of her “Boomz” video fame in the Best Individual Blog category

– A Singaporean expat wife based in South Africa, Bing (http://www.storyofbing.com) and two American expats, Crystal and Bryan (http://cbsingapore.blogspot.com), based in Singapore, in the Best Lifestyle Blog category

– The boy who wrote a song to challenge JJ Lin’s Youth Olympic Games’ cheer song, Goh Yong Wei (http://donotfeed-dieting.blogspot.com) in the Best What-The-Hell Blog category

– Johnson Ong (http://nvms.blogspot.com) a published author of various Chinese food guides in the Best Food Blog category.

– Two blogs focused on capturing the sights and scenes of Singapore, “Rediscover Singapore” (http://rediscover.sg) and “The Long and Winding Road” (http://thelongnwindingroad.wordpress.com) in the Best Photography Blog category

– Two daddy bloggers versus eight mommy bloggers in the Best Family Blog category

– A blog focused on bag trends, Bagaholicboy (http://bagaholicboy.com) and a blog focused on Asian celebrities’ wear, Effie in Seoul (http://eiffelinseoul.com) in the Best Fashion Blog category

– A diverse mix of ten globetrotters from Singapore, Malaysia and the United States in the Best Travel Blog category

– Model/club deejay, Nicole Chen (http://www.nicolechen.net) in the Best Social Media Integrated Blog Category

– A young filmmaker, Kirsten Han (http://kirstenhan.me), a cartoonist, Little Nini (http://little-nini.blogspot.com) and an illustrator, Sketchy Lines (http://sketchy-lines.blogspot.com) in the Best Y Bloggist Blog category

The full list of the award categories and finalists’ details are available on the official Singapore Blog Awards 2011 website.

In addition to votes, finalists will also be judged by a panel of professional judges. Judges for this year’s awards are Mr Kelvin Tong, movie director; Ms Kuo Jian Hong, Co-Artistic Director of The Theatre Practice; Mr Keith Png,fashion designer; Radio 100.3 deejays, Ah Ken and Anna Lim; Ms. Violet Lim, Founding Director of Lunch Actually and Eteract.com; Mr U-Zyn Chua, CEO of Ping.sg; Mr Samuel Ng, CEO of Marine Parade Family Service Centre; Ms Xiao Han, Director and Lyricist of Funkie Monkies Productions; singers, Ms. Tan Diya and Ms. Carrie Yeo; Mr Walter Lim, Director of Strategic Planning, Policy and Marketing Communications ,National Art Gallery; Mr Danny Yeo, theatre practitioner and Mr Low Sze Ping, multiple award-winning photography blogger.

The winners will be crowned at a closing ceremony at chic night establishment, Shanghai Dolly in July, with details to be announced later. The winner of each category will walk away with a custom-designed trophy created by Singapore Cultural Medallion winner Mr Tan Swie Hian and a variety of sponsored prizes, including a trip to Melbourne.

The main sponsors for Singapore Blog Awards 2011 are HTC, Deal.com.sg, Asus, Asia Pacific Breweries’ Get Your Sexy Back, Domino’s Pizza, Tourism Victoria, Jetstar, Adonis and United International Pictures. Other sponsors include Fabrix, 1-Rochester Group, Get Singapore and Night Safari. Publicity partners are Stomp, ST701, Ping.sg, MyBloggerCon and Youth.sg. Venue partners are Shanghai Dolly and Tiger Beer.

Organised by omy (www.omy.sg), a bilingual news and interactive web portal by Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH), the Singapore Blog Awards is part of a series of events branded under Social Media Fiesta, an omy.sg social media initiative.

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Singapore Blog Awards 2011 – Blog your way to a free trip in Melbourne!

Singapore, 21 April 2011 – The annual Singapore Blog Awards returns this year with more exciting events and prizes. Bloggers stand to win a trip to Melbourne, Australia, inclusive of air tickets and accommodation, among attractive prizes worth a total of $30,000.

Organised by omy.sg (www.omy.sg), Singapore Press Holdings’ leading bilingual news and entertainment portal, the Singapore Blog Awards honours “new-age wordsmiths” who devote their time and energy to create and maintain informative and innovative blogs.

This year, the ten main categories of the Awards have been adjusted to reflect the developments in the Singapore social media scene. They now include “Best Family Blog”, “Best Fashion Blog”, “Best Travel Blog” and “Best Social Media Integrated Blog”. The latter was added to acknowledge the growing popularity of social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare.

Ms Lee Kuan Fung, Associate Editor of omy.sg, said: “As the online community gets more social with the proliferated use of social media, omy.sg goes with the flow to reinvigorate the awards by making suitable adjustments to accommodate increased participation in the Singapore Blog Awards”.

The logo for the Singapore Blog Awards has also been updated to give it a more modern feel, incorporating the trophy designed by famous artist, Tan Swie Hian, into the lettering.

In addition to the ten main award categories, there will be two celebrity categories and four sponsored categories. The two celebrity categories, “HTC Most Popular Local Celebrity Blog/Microblog” and “HTC Most Popular Overseas Celebrity Blog/Microblog”, will be determined entirely by public voting. The sponsored categories are “HTC Best Mobile Blog”, “Deal.com.sg Best Shopping Blog”, “Asus Best Tech Blog” and “Adonis Best Beauty Blog”. A complete list of award categories is available on the official website.

Nomination and registration is now open till 22 May, followed by a voting and judging phase till end June. The winners will be crowned at an award ceremony held at the chic Shanghai Dolly in July.

The public can log on to the official site (http://sgblogawards.omy.sg) to nominate their favourite blogs. Bloggers can also participate directly by registering themselves for the Awards.

Judges for this year’s awards are Mr Kelvin Tong, movie director; Ms Kuo Jian Hong, Co-Artistic Director of The Theatre Practice; Mr Keith Png,fashion designer; Radio 100.3 deejays, Ah Ken and Anna Lim; Ms. Violet Lim, Founding Director of Lunch Actually and Eteract.com; Mr U-Zyn Chua, CEO of Ping.sg; Mr Samuel Ng, CEO of Marine Parade Family Service Centre; Ms Xiao Han, Director and Lyricist of Funkie Monkies Productions; singers, Ms. Tan Diya and Ms. Carrie Yeo; Mr Walter Lim, Director of Strategic Planning, Policy and Marketing Communications ,National Art Gallery; Mr Danny Yeo, theatre practitioner and Mr Low Sze Ping, multiple award-winning photography blogger.

The main sponsors for Singapore Blog Awards 2011 are HTC, Deal.com.sg, Asus, Asia Pacific Breweries’ Get Your Sexy Back, Domino’s Pizza, Tourism Victoria, Jetstar, Adonis and United International Pictures. Other sponsors include Fabrix, 1-Rochester Group, Get Singapore and Night Safari. Publicity partners are Stomp, ST701, Ping.sg, MyBloggerCon and Youth.sg. Venue partners are Shanghai Dolly and Tiger Beer.

The Singapore Blog Awards is part of a series of events branded under Social Media Fiesta, an omy.sg social media initiative.

第4届新加坡部落格大奖开跑  推动“社交媒体节”

Singapore, 21 April 2011 – 进入第四届,资讯娱乐网omy.sg举办的“新加坡部落格大奖”跟着社交媒体平台进化,进入一个更受瞩目的时代。走出部落格领土,加入Facebook、Twitter、Foursquare等元素,“新加坡部落格大奖”将触角伸入更广大的社交媒体世界。

第4届“新加坡部落格大奖”已正式开跑。今年的比赛是omy.sg第一届“社交媒体节”(Social Media Fiesta)三项活动中规模最大的一个。其他两个活动是在4月16日举行的“SG 4Sq Day”,以及将在6月底举行的“社交媒体日”(Singapore Social Media Day)。

另一个和往年不同的是,今年“新加坡部落格大奖”的奖项是omy通过网络调查和票选拟定的,保留了6个受欢迎的奖项:最佳摄影部落格、Domino’s 最佳美食部落格、最不可思议部落格、GYSB 最佳生活资讯部落格、最具个人特色部落格以及部落Y格斗,并增设了4个新奖项:最佳家庭部落格、最佳时尚部落格、最佳旅游部落格,以及最佳综合社交媒体部落格。

此外,“新加坡部落格大奖”的标志也换上新装,将我国多元艺术家陈瑞献设计的部落格鼎融入其中,展现新时代气息。部落格鼎是权威的象征,表扬10个最佳部落格得主的努力,得主们还有机会出席电影“Kungfu Panda 2”首映礼及其他精彩活动。本届丰富奖品还包括澳大利亚墨尔本机票与住宿配套、HTC手机、ASUS笔记型电脑等,奖品总值3万元。

“新加坡部落格大奖”已经开始接受推荐及报名。公众可以推荐部落格来参赛,拥有部落格的格主也可为自己报名。参加者将有机会赢取一个13寸的Fabrix Slim Messenger时尚配件(共5个)。

另外,海内外名人所经营的部落格将经公众推荐及投选的方式,角逐由HTC赞助的“最受欢迎本地名人部落格/微博”和“最受欢迎海外名人部落格/微博”奖项。公众也可报名4大赞助奖项:HTC最佳流动部落格、Deal.com.sg最佳购物部落格、ASUS最佳科技资讯部落格、ADONIS最佳美容部落格。

“2011年新加坡部落格大奖”由HTC、Deal.com.sg、Asus、Asia Pacific Breweries’ Get Your Sexy Back、Domino’s Pizza、Tourism Victoria(维多利亚旅游局)、Jetstar、Adonis和United International Pictures主要赞助,其他鼎立支持的商家包括Fabrix、1-Rochester Group、Get Singapore以及Night Safari。宣传伙伴是Stomp、St701、Ping.sg、大马部落以及Youth.sg。场地伙伴是Shanghai Dolly以及Tiger Beer。

推荐和报名截止日期为5月22日,详细资料和最新进展可上 http://sgblogawards.omy.sg查询。

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Project R in the media

Project R was reported in the two evening Chinese newspaper, Shin Min Daily and Lianhe Wanbao yesterday (27 Oct). You can read the article HERE via omy.sg. There’s also a vodcast covering the proposal process and photo gallery in the omy.sg article. 🙂

Shin Min news report on 27 Oct 2009
Shin Min news report on 27 Oct 2009
Wanbao cover page - 27 Oct 2009
Wanbao cover page - 27 Oct 2009
Wanbao inside article

Rachel and I also went on air at Radio 100.3 last evening at 7pm with radio deejays, Anna and Ken. Here’s the interview if you missed it (I edited away the songs and commercials):

Rachel and I have both been receiving well-wishes aplenty since yesterday and we are both thankful and appreciative that so many people care for us.

I know this proposal is not perfect and some have voiced concern that it’s a tad gimmicky and I seem to be using “gatecrashing” tactics on Rachel. To clarify, I spent three months planning the execution of the proposal so that everything would go smoothly. Would a person playing hard to get put in so much effort?

I wanted Rachel to have an enjoyable time solving the clues instead of feeling like she is being “sabo-ed”. For instance – I knew Rachel had classes that day, and had planned the clues such that she can solve them quickly during the lunch break and continue after her lesson ends at 5pm. Transport arrangements were also made for her so she did not have to run around tired and sweaty. The collaborators who helped me also knew about this and were helping to manage the timing.

Both Rachel and I are not fans of cheesy gate-crashing and ragging where the groom is made to do silly, meaningless things like putting underwear on his head or drinking questionable fluids, in the name of fun. That’s why I paired a resolution and a gift with each clue. The last thing I want is to humiliate and shame the love of my life on the day of proposal day.

Having said that, as both Rachel and I are work for a media company, we understand the workings of the mass media and communication. Hence, we are taking both positive and negative comments (and headlines) in our stride. Our mood hasn’t been affected at all and we are just glad to have each other. The only reason why I am blogging about this is because some of our good friends expressed concern. 🙂

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Project R: A success!

Thank you everyone! 🙂

A quick update. Rachel said yes to the Project R proposal yesterday night at Relish restaurant. 🙂

Rachel and I would like to thank everyone who made this union possible. I would particularly like to thank Mark, Meiyen, Wei Chian, Rachel’s parents and my parents, Han Joo and the rest of the omy.sg team, Josh from Advertlets.com, Uzyn from Ping.SG, Lai Chow from Youth.SG, all the bloggers and friends who helped viral my proposal message yesterday.

A big THANK YOU!

Here are some screen grabs I managed to capture of the buzz yesterday. I did not manage get screen grabs of the banner run on Youth.SG, Ping.SG and Advertlets.com. If you have them, please email them to me. If I missed your blog entries, can also drop me an email or just post a comment below.

omy.sg home page
omy.sg home page
Banner tiles across omy.sg
Twitter - #alvinandrachel
Me, spreading the proposal on facebook
Me, spreading the proposal on facebook
Facebook well-wishes
Facebook well-wishes
Holly Jean's blog
Boon Ming's blog
Darren Ang's blog
Chim Kang's blog
Daniel Hii's blog
Daniel Hii's blog
Yong Wei's blog
Grace's blog

FYI, the story was picked up by Shin Min Daily and Lianhe Wanbao for tonight’s paper (27 Oct) – can grab a copy of each to read more. Rachel and I will also be accepting a radio interview on Radio 100.3 later in the evening at 6pm. Do tune in. 🙂

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Project R: Wedding Proposal 2.0

Thank you for visiting my humble blog. 🙂

Whether you are a regular reader or a first time visitor, I, Alvin Lim (Alvinology) needs your help.

You see, I was racking my brain juices for the past month, thinking of the best way to propose to my girlfriend of two years, Rachel Chan. How should a self-professed geek like me propose?

Online of course!

Rachel and I met working at an online portal, Youth.SG and our initial contacts were via long MSN sessions late at night. Even the solitaire ring I will be proposing with is bought online.

That’s how Project R came about: Project Rachel.

Here’s how you can help me:

Being a firm supporter and user of online social media, I am leaving my happiness to everyone to viral this message below to my wife-to-be:

“Rachel, will you marry me? I am waiting for your answer at a secret location. To find me, you need to unlock a series of clues which showcase my five resolutions to you. The first clue is in a video posted on my blog. I will be waiting for you till you show up.”

You can help me spread this on your blog, twitter, facebook, friendster of whatever other social media channels as long as it reaches people who knows Rachel personally and can inform her about this. If you know Rachel personally, you can do the same plus SMS, MMS, email her so she is swarmed with hundreds of proposal messages. A thousand and one proposal messages will be romantic isn’t it? Just leave the number 1001 for me.

Right-click to save
Right-click to save

If you wish to provide me with additional support for this wedding proposal, here’s a banner I have created for you to post on your blog, websites or anywhere else online and link back to this blog.

Oh! Btw, if you are wondering why I chose to propose on this date, 26 October happens to be both, Rachel and my birthday.

I will be carrying my laptop around and will be LIVE updating everyone on the progress via this blog and my Twitter account, including uploading photos and information about my five resolutions as Rachel solves them one by one.

Wish me luck and a big thank you to all!

Alvin would especially like to thank omy.sg, Ping.SG, Advertlets.com and Youth.SG for providing me with precious web banners today for this proposal.

I would also like to thank all my friends and colleagues who helped me to plan and execute this wedding proposal – you know who you are, I will not reveal your names now so as not to spoil the surprise for Rachel.

LATEST UPDATE:

Resolution 1 Solved:

Alvin promises to pamper and love Rachel, paying close attention to all her needs and whims.

Q: The message is embedded in the video above.

A: “Look for your closest colleague” – Wei Chian.

Alvin presents Rachel: A portrait he painstakingly hand drawn with attention to the smallest details.

Resolution 2 Solved:

Alvin promises Rachel a lifetime of adventures, just like that sweet old man in their favourite movie, UP.

Q: Someone in omy

A: Connie Woo who shares the same birthday with Rachel and Alvin.

Photo album

Alvin presents Rachel: A photo album detailing the three countries they traveled together to – Japan, Thailand and Taiwan.

Resolution 3 Solved:

Alvin promises to lavish and shower Rachel with gifts, presents and all that money can buy.

Q: Someone who taught you before.

A: Alvin’s mom who taught Rachel dressmaking.

Alvin presents Rachel: A joint account, Alvin’s two other bank accounts. Alvin’s money is now also Rachel’s money.

Resolution 4 Solved:

Alvin promises to keep the romance alive in his relationship with Rachel, even when they are old and wrinkly.

Q: Someone who we traveled with before.

A: Mark and Meiyen who went Japan with us early this year.

Alvin presents Rachel: A bouquet of flowers. Yes, it’s cliche, but it is still romantic.

Resolution 5 Solved:

Alvin promises to grow old with Rachel. Please be mine. 🙂

Solitaire ring

Alvin presents Rachel: A diamond ring.

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Lady Gaga in Singapore

Melvin up close with Lady Gaga
Melvin up close with Lady Gaga

Interview conducted at Fairmont Hotel when Lady Gaga (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) was in town recently for her concert in Singapore. Transcript, reporting, videos and photos provided by my friend and ex-colleague, Melvin Ryan Tan who interviewed her for Youth.SG.

Melvin actually requested Rachel to doll him up like Lady Gaga, specially for the press conference. He’s quite the Lady Gaga fan boy isn’t he? 🙂

Rachel helping Melvin to doll up like Lady Gaga before he goes to meet her
Rachel helping Melvin to doll up like Lady Gaga before he goes to meet her
Gaga Melvin
Gaga Melvin
Completing the look with a mirror mask which Melvin made himself
Completing the look with a mirror mask which Melvin made himself

Lady Gaga Press Conference
Fairmont Hotel Singapore
12 August 2009

Lady Gaga came to the press conference at 7.15pm in a dress with spikes, stockings with embroidery and a pair of black crazy heels. After the presentation of her album’s platinum plaque, the press conference properly began.

The press conference area
The press conference area
Lady Gaga albums platinium plaque
Lady Gaga albums platinium plaque
Plaque being presented to the lady
Plaque being presented to the lady

Q: You’re going on tour with Kanye West later this year, both of you’ve really big personalities, do you think there’ll be a personality clash?

Lady Gaga: No, we’re very good friends and I was so delighted and honoured to join him as a co-headliner. He offered me to share the stage with him which really shows how pioneering he is as an artiste. I adore Kanye; there will be no problems, we’ll be cheering backstage.

Q: Where are you guys going to be touring and what can we expect from the show?

Lady Gaga: All over the United States. I have to say with concerts, as someone who has analysed and been a lover of music and touring, what we’re going to do is change the landscape of what it means to tour.

Lady Gaga performing at her Singapore concert
Lady Gaga performing at her Singapore concert

Q: Your debut album is called “The Fame” and you’re famous all around the world. Is that what you really want when you began in this industry?

Lady Gaga: The album “The Fame” is not about the stereotypical idea of fame that you read about in tabloids or magazines; it’s about the artistic fame, the intrinsic fame, penniless, cameraless, something that you experience with your friends when you go out and you have a drink and you guys feel on top of the world. It’s something that I really want to give to young people. My album, more than anything, is a story about escapism in New York.

Lady Gaga looking like a platinium statue
Lady Gaga looking like a stone statue
She looks nude in this picture...
She looks nude in this picture...

Q: How has new media and technology helped you connect with your fans?

Lady Gaga: That’s a very good question! I really embrace new media from the very beginning of my career. I embrace it so heavily that I paid as much attention and detail to my career on the Internet as I did to my career on television or my relationship with newspapers. I did a ton of Internet interviews, lots of Internet videos; I did short films that were only seen on the Internet and never on television. It’s a great way to connect with fans and build a community and subculture. That’s what I love about my fans. You’re a very good example. It’s very rare that you see fans that are so passionate about a pop artiste. My fans are all splitting images of one another. I’m sure you’ll make friends when you go to the show tonight.

Q: What is the most memorable thing a fan has done for you?

Lady Gaga: It has happened a few times, maybe about fifteen times. My fans make me books. Very detailed, full leather filled with letters, photographs, poetry, sketches, art and they’re very long, and it must be about 200 pages long. It’s decorated with glitter and beads with information they know about me and I get them from all around the world wherever I go.

On the guitar
On the guitar
Singing
Singing

Q: Given the chance to perform with an artiste dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Lady Gaga: John Lennon. He was the single most influential musician in my life growing up. The Imagine Memorial which is a block away from where he was assassinated at The Dakota, is two blocks away from where I grew up my entire life. I used to walk past The Imagine Memorial everyday on the way home from high school and I listened to tons of The Beatles records and I actually am a very big fan of the John and Yoko era.

Q: Do you think a good song must have a good chorus?

Lady Gaga: YES!

Q: You write amazing pop songs, you recently went to a karaoke session with The Veronicas and Perez Hilton [in Tokyo], what were the pop songs that you did?

Lady Gaga: The Veronicas weren’t there. But I was embarrassingly thrust onto the bar to do “Just Dance” and “Pokerface” which after a couple of drinks was very exciting.

Carried out by a dancer
Carried out by a dancer
Lying on a scooter
Lying on a scooter

Q: You’ll compete with Beyoncé at the MTV Video Music Awards 2009. How do you feel?

Lady Gaga: I’m excited! I’m very honoured to be nominated for so many awards; it’s my first MTV Music Awards and I put a lot of effort into my videos and they’re sort of my ‘creative children’ and I’m happy to be recognised for them. With the Haus of Gaga which is my creative team, we’ll surely be drinking whisky on the chairs and cheering for the award show. Very exciting!

Q: You mentioned before that while you’re not a feminist, you appreciate that women should be strong, sexual and allowed to speak their minds, so with the widening disparity in equality between the genders, what are some things that you think women should speak up against?

Lady Gaga: Women should speak up for whatever they like! I don’t think that women should be one way or the other, except for honesty and being true to themselves.

Q: Your music is really socially and sexually liberated. You’ve a very strong opinion and it really shows that kind of lifestyle that is not common here. Do you find it challenging coming to a city where homosexuality is still illegal?

Lady Gaga: Homosexuality is illegal?

Q: Yeah…

Lady Gaga: WOW!

Q: Do you find it awkward coming here especially since you’ve a huge fan base in the gay community here and the whole world?

Lady Gaga: No it’s not awkward. Now I just can’t wait to get to the show now.

Q: You’re a style icon but would you say that you’ve something in your closet that your friends will find weird that you have?

Lady Gaga: *long pause* Toe shoes.

Q: Talking about clothes, recently at a press conference, you wore this Kermit the frog jacket and that attracted the attention of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and they expressed the interest in having you join the cause – ‘I’d rather go nude than wear fur’. Do you think you would be joining the cause?

Lady Gaga: We’ll see. I’m thinking about it. I truthfully, really love Jean Charles de Castelbajac who designed the jacket and I thought it was a very good comment on wearing or not wearing fur with a kind of morbid feel to the comment. So we’ll see, I don’t know yet and I’m still thinking about it. But I appreciate what PETA stands for.

Kermit the frog!
Kermit the frog!

Q: You’re known for your self-confidence. So do you think you’re famous?

Lady Gaga: I’m delusional. I thought I was much more famous but I never was. And now, the lie is true.

Q: Would you ever wake up from it?

Lady Gaga: No… what it is, is a projection. It’s not a dream or that I’m asleep. The fame in my album is a very specific philosophy about the lifestyle and about New York City. The woman that you see right now, is not really me. It’s a projection of the woman that I want to be in the future. Everyday of your life you live your life in a way that inspires the image of what you would like to become. You’re never ever in a moment of regression. That’s what ‘The Fame’ is all about. I want to be a truly passionate and devoted artist.

Q: Can you give me five words to describe yourself?

Lady Gaga: New York. Passion. Relentless. B*tch. Artist.

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