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Wednesday, 15 June 2005

My Very First Newspaper Interview

"Flash your titties on your blog big deal ah? Come interview me lah!"

Nabeh.

Shortly after I posted that entry, heng-heng two journalists from two different newspapers e-mailed me for an interview. One is by a Malaysian newspaper who wished to remain anonymous, and the other is by Singapore's Straits Times.
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The journalist from The Straits Times damn power. We talked on the telephone for almost an hour, international call no-less, until my ear also barbequed to medium-rare liaw. How much of what I said is recorded I don't know lah. Singaporean readers please keep an eye out for an article on the 'Sarong Party Girl' fiasco over the next few days ok?

I was told that there's a possiblity my 'red boxers pose' might be published on the Singaporean national newspaper. Honestly I don't know why they would want to do that. Singaporean people so skinny already they still want to make them vomit out their lunch some more. Later Jonathan "Talk" Kok sue me for breaking obscenity laws then I know ah.
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If you're wondering about the details of The Straits Times interview, I basically said what I wanted to say in my entry already. I don't agree with Sarong Party Girl's ideologies, but I do believe that the newspaper is making a big hoo-hah out of it, and I think Ng Heng Ghee's remarks about her parents were out-of-place and insensitive.

We talked about the repercussion of this and how the elder generation might become even more paranoid about the Internet and their children keeping blogs. She defended the newspaper's decision to publish the story in the first place, whilst I argued such gossipy kopitiam talk shouldn't even be worthy of a 6x4 place on a reputable national newspaper.
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I made some comments about bloggers sticking up for one another in times like this. Obviously I'm not the best person to represent the millions of bloggers out there, but I think the statements I made reflect the sentiments the blogging community in general have regarding this Sarong Party Girl situation. We shall see.

All in all, it was a great chat I had with the journalist.

Now, all that's left to be done is for Sarong Party Girl to read that newspaper article when its published, and convince herself that my dick is in fact, bigger than a white man's dick. :)

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wow... looking forward for the article on "The Strait Times" one of these days... :>

Do you need an extra copy ? I can send you a copy if your "red boxers pose" really shown out on the paper. *LOLZ*

maybe, you might get yourself some sponsorship from some beauty salon here in Singapore for Brazilian waxing?

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Personally I think the whole issue of this so called Sarong Party Girl has been blown our of proportion. The media was wrong to react the way they reacted and the Malaysian blogging community was wrong the way they defended the gal.

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wow! great, would be reading your interview soon yea. stay this way kenny, dont ever be air-headed when you made it big in the blogger world alrite?

you are great just as yourself now. =D

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I wonder if Ng Heng Ghee will have anything to say about your upbringing when the picture gets published...



But yeah, I think the whole issue has been blown completely out of proportion. If she had just started an anonymous website with an appropriate URL, you know, something like www.xxx.com or similar, I wonder if there would have been that much of an uproar given the number of pornographic sites already out there.



Maybe we just don't want to believe that people "like us" (Malaysian, Singaporean, etc.) are in any way openly sexual, and maybe it was easier to believe that all her stories were just figments of her imagination before she proved that she is, indeed, for real.



Ah well. I write too much. Must stop.



Oh, forgot - I like your blog. :o)

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Come'on guys, get real. It's not worth all that trouble. The sarong party girl blog is probably just a hoax anyway.

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I am not sure whether its a hoax or not... but i have seen her artistic nude shots on a website... seems rather 'real' to me

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Good for you if that is what you have in mind and if that is where you derive the most gratification.

I do however find it rather puzzling. Many bloggers typically put in far more words and thoughts than the typical so-called “journalist” on a daily basic. They enjoy the personal two-ways feedbacks, an area severely missing from the conventional media. And are reaching far more readers around the world, which the conventional media can only dream of, and yet many seem to find it incomplete until they are acknowledged by the conventional prints/media. Some are literally on their knees begging for that moment and almost as if waiting for that nod of approval from the elderly parents. Am I missing something?

Or is it fame? Paris Hilton stands out in this category. She makes herself notoriously famous, and is not because of the media. The media only started to descend on her after she was already famous and mostly because her image sells. An income of US$65 millions last years is very damn good for being a famous party girl.

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Haha funny article you wrote up there.

Still I guess our local media blew it out of proportions. But i guess the girl got what she wanted; she told ST that she is gunning deal for a book of herself. Smart lass. ;)

Anyway have fun dudes.

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Shots are real. What's hoax is her blog. It really doesn't take much to come up right to this.
Besides, there are loads of hoax blogs on the web.

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w00t! Did you mention your from Kuching? Spread some limelight on our city man haha. I share Xiaxue's view on SPG. I think she has weird breast.

Anyhoos, I'm sure that if your red boxers pose picture makes it to the Straits Times, you'll be breaking many of Singapore's 'obscenity laws', 'comedy laws', 'advertising laws', 'public decency laws', and 'bad toilet humor laws'.

Better stay out of Singapore for a while ;) Lolz

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S'pore is a small country with little news.
The newspapers won't sell without NEWS.
That's why they have to "create" NEWS for the sake of sales.
Enough said.

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Amen, Kenny, Amen.

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cham liao..later yr spore darling slam you about yr titties and 'red boxer shorts"on her blog!! LOL

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kenny, i wonder why u constantly need to tell everyone that u have big balls and big dick...maybe the fact is the other way round?

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kenny, the other newspaper is from where? m'sia? btw, i'm a malaysian too.

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Why would a Singaporean news paper do an article on this. Are they running out of news to publish?

Anyway if you really do appear in newspaper, do post the article in your blog.

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agree with h.liew and NBTD82.

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kenny,

u cham liao....S'pore will use ur pix as advertisement for their school tough-club programme...

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If size really does matter, then size XL boxers should say something, right? In fact I reckon it says all kinds of things :P

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article is out......will opst a scanned article omy my blog soon

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*Imagines Kenny in his red undies on the front of Singapore's Exercise Awareness Campaign*

Headline goes like this: More reasons for bloggers to stop typing and start exercising!
(in small print: Endorsed by Keh-Nih of www.kennysia.com)

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ladycardzz, what is it with people wanting me to go for Brazilian waxing lah? I am a guy leh! How many shapes can my pubic hair become?

jonchoo, you are right in a way you know? :D Although from my point of view I don't see any wrong defending SPG.

Andy, can someone send me a Zouk card please? Dammit I deserve a Zouk card!!!

unilinguist, yea I did say that it shouldn't be in the news in the first place. Its no big deal and what she did was mild.

Yo, yes I do doubt the credibility of her stories sometimes. As anyone should when they're reading an erotic blog. Yet I give her the benefit of the doubt. Just because it might not be real doesn't mean its less entertaining.

someone, indeed.

Pope, "on the knees begging" is a tad too strong. Website owners in general want hits, unless you're kenny sia who only want hits from places other than Kuching. Publicity on the paper is usually good, especially when it brings hits, and preferably when it basks the blogger in a positive light (pardon the pun). Its a sign what we wrote was taken seriously, and some gossips need not to be taken seriously. National newspapers like The Star, The Strait Times are usually used as a barometer to gauge the seriousness of an issue. A single blog like mine get less 0.1% of readership a national newspaper like ST gets. As I said to the journalist, what we write in our blogs is akin to 'kopitiam gossip' - we talk cock sing song forget about it when we go home. What they write on the newspaper is akin to 'parliament talk'. The SPG issue is not worthy of 'parliament talk'.

A_name, she got what she wanted in terms of her book deal though the widespread attention on her sex life and conservatives saying that she's a slut isn't what she wanted.

Yo, always leave some room for your judgment when you read erotic blogs online.

Merv, you make me sound like a felon! haha

h.liew + NBTD82 + LcF, unfortunately i agree.

Ruok, hallelujah.

curious george, I think I'll be the next in line.

kahsoon, its my trademark. :) Don't be jealous.

sammie, i shall let you know when the story is out.

jade, or the "BEFORE" picture in weight loss programs.

tiger, that - you are correct!

mel, LET ME KNOW!!!!

Jimbo, oi.

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FYI, this is a random conversation among the bloggers in a chatroom:

[11:12] oh not again ... SPG again
[11:12] peter jai why dun u write something bout it from a religion point of view
[11:12] naw... i got better things to do
[11:13] hehe well if u do .... the newspapers will call n interview u

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on a completely irrelevant note, since we're on the topic of boobs, maybe it's time to plug breast cancer awarenes...

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Kenny, your interview can be found in 15 June Wednesday's Singapore's The Straits Times- Home Section,page 4 (H4) "Nude blog photos draw foreign attention", by Melissa Lwee.
Size of article: 17cm x 10cm

No, it doesn't have your photo. It collects comments from other people.

Am typing the relevant last portion of the article out here everyone's reference:
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Since the story appeared, 90 comments have appeared on www.tomorrow.sg which was among the first blogs to highlight her nude picture.

Foreign blogs have carried comments too.

Foreign news sites like the Taipei Times (www.taipei-times.com) and the Sydney Morning Herald (www.smh.com.au)have picked up on the news item.

Malaysian bloggers also reacted after Malaysian newspaper The Star (www.the-star.com.my)reported on Sarong Party Girl.

"Mr Kenny Sia (www.kennysia.com), 23, did a photo parodying Sarong Party Girl's shots in a show of support.

He said: " By making fun of the situation, I just want to tell people not to take the whole issue so seriously."

Though she is posing nude, most lawyers said she is probably not breaking any obscenity law.

The girl, who doesn't want to be named but calls herself an "exhibitionist", tells The Straits Times that she is gunning for a book deal.
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hey kenny and other concerned readers..the article "Nude blog photos draw foreign attention" is published in today's Straits Times Home Section Pg 4.

haha kenny so much for ur 1 hr's worth of phone call,ur comments only took up 1 paragraph.

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She's aiming for a book deal and a gallery exhibit of her perkies. How bout a collection of kenny in boxers to saboh 9 her publicity stunt? And of course, a book deal.

I think you have all our support.

Too bad the boxers pic aint gonna be on the news.

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Holy sh!te. I think we should always be careful of our wishes? But anyways, think positive. You're on two newspapers!! Could someone out there be kind enough to post the article here?

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Could someone post a link to that article? I can't access it from overseas, and it would be interesting to see what they wrote.

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woo hooo... Kenny's going to be famous. Yeap. I agree that the issue has been made a big deal out of nothing. Hmm... Post the article on your blog if you do show up in the newspapers yeah...

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Your blog kicks too much ass, Kenny.

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updated with article ..kenny.....

June 15, 2005
Nude blog photos draw foreign attention

By Melissa Lwee
FOREIGNERS have joined local bloggers in discussing The Straits Times' report of the 19-year-old Singaporean girl who posted nude pictures of herself on her blog.

Some bloggers have said that there is nothing wrong with posting nude pictures online at www.sarongpartygirl.blogspot.com by the girl who is known only as Sarong Party Girl.

Mr Lee Kin Mun, 35, who writes under the moniker Mr Brown (www.mrbrown.com) said the online outcry put unnecessary focus on what the girl did.

'The general response from the blogging community is, 'What's the big deal? What's all this fuss over a pair of Singapore breasts?' '

Some, like student Lee Xueling, 21, thought otherwise.

She said: 'I don't think the media was wrong to report this. She blogged about it and there was no attempt to keep her blog private.

'It's obvious her blog has a wide readership so this was effectively a public post. She merely got even more attention that she usually does.'

However, forums like www.flowerpod.com.sg have seen discussions frowning upon the girl's actions.

Since the story appeared, 90 comments have appeared on www.tomorrow.sg which was among the first blogs to highlight her nude picture.

Foreign blogs have carried comments too.

Foreign news sites like the Taipei Times (www.taipeitimes.com) and the Sydney Morning Herald (www.smh.com.au) have picked up the news item.

Malaysian bloggers also reacted after Malaysian newspaper The Star (www.the- star.com.my) reported on Sarong Party Girl.

Mr Kenny Sia (www.kennysia.com), 23, did a photo parodying Sarong Party Girl's shots in a show of support.

He said: 'By making fun of the situation, I just want to tell people not to take the whole issue so seriously.'

Though she is posing nude, most lawyers said she is probably not breaking any obscenity law.

The girl, who doesn't want to be named but calls herself an 'exhibitionist', tells The Straits Times that she is gunning for a book deal.

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i wll scann the actual article tonight....

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You are really becomin an icon, way to go, spread the good news of malaysia and the ability of man's in malaysia to have bigger dicks than the ones in europe, we are sick of getting underestimated

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Well done on your first paper interview, (It's about bloody time in my opinion) I'd expect local papers to probably contact you and do a feature (I think they featured a few bloggers before in the past).

But would you agree? Seeing that it will gain the attention of Kuching locals if it came out in The Star?

I have friends in Kuching but they don't know about your blog, it's a shame they don't know. =(

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you're gonna be as famous as Malaysian Idol Season 1 dude who sung in that Yellow shorts.

You'll be known as the Red shorts =P

Looking forward to reading the S'pore article...

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Cheh wah.. Can I have your autograph pls? Hehe..

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I can't believe how accurate the tribute is!

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Walau.. Until got newspaper interview...

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The article is out. Your name and blog url is featured. But they only quoted you one line. One line out of a 1 hour conversation?! Hmmm.

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lol....kenny said the same thing...tok 1 hour..ear also fried by radiation... 1 - 2 lines niah....

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errr, looks like the paper cut off lots of conversation they did on d phone wif u. Hmm, y the media always like tat huh? Things that got them hit in d ass they wont write/publish?

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Geee... Kenny, now I Fu Le Ni on that. You can turn what Xia Xue said a Singaporean weird titty into Malaysian guys' big d***. But to tell you the truth, I got Japanese gals telling me before they just love Malaysian guys because they got very nice functioning d***. o_O Unbelievable quote!!

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Kenny come I let you measure against mine.

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aye, it's the straits times lah!

looking forward to have my lunch regurgitated on the straits times soon. :p

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i love that photo of you in that red boxers. i hope ST publishes ur pic! definitely will make my day man!

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yeah, your first newspaper interview, and you categorized it as.... Routine??

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Kenny.. i thought i saw your pic on FHM n Men's Health magazine in New York...HAHA...

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Don't worry kenny... we both know that our ding dongs are by far bigger than ang moh one.. damn.. that sound so gHey... i think i better shut up. wahahhahaha...

Cheers

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HAHAHHA! Oh god, I have to see the article, I can't believe you got interviewed!

When is it coming out?

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It wasnt the color of the dick, that made her a SPG.. it was the lifestyle and material rewards associated with that dick

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in a totally unrelated comment...I have that phone...hahaha

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hi kenny, I think U a damnapbrut conneckutti,
being Malaysian - Ipoh girl looks cute and sexy too just like Michelle yeo, mann.
wat do U say..?

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thanks Mel for posting the article for those of us with no access to the ST. =)

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i just scanned the article in my blog...

and also an interesting thing i found on yahoo... our mr Ng..

http://www.ntu.edu.sg/sci/about/te.htm

he is from NTU IT...lol...should be the same mr ng...i presume...

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hey... it's 'The Straits Times'

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SPG proabably got what she wanted with all that publicity, the media higlighted a juicy controversial issue and the public got their story. everybody's got a say....blogger or not.....sounds like a good deal to me...on the face of it that is! dont we all just love a good controvesy?

fab blog uve got going here kenny;-)

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I can't believe it. I was just at that SPG's blog last week for the first time.
I think the pictures' really tasteful.
I really wanna say what's the big deal but I guess it's all gonna fall on deaf ears.
Remember back when there was no conventional blog tools? Where people actually use HTML editor or notepad to make their on homepages, subscribe to their own domain, find their own hosting etc? Even then, there were already teenagers parading on their on site.
Somehow, all these just seems like such delayed reaction. By about 6 years, at least?

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vuvie: i second that sentiment. it's not a "new development in the blogosphere"; rather, it's a case of more and more people getting online and assuming that all the things they see for the first time are wholly "new" things.

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by the way, fyi the blog is real since i happened to know the girl myself.

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YOU DA MAN !
stand up for all the bloggers all over asia !

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