May 30, 2013
Guise: we’re sooooo totally not celebrities, or in any way appropriately behaved in socialite situations. The Social Star Awards was our first ever red carpet event, and we felt totally out of place. Let us tell you our story about the event.
For those of you who don’t know what it is, the Starcount Social Star Awards was, like, the first ever social media awards show (kinda, I think?) where they give awards to social star people. We didn’t get nominated for anything, which is obvious. We’re not top-tier YouTubers, nor are we celebrities otherwise. We were just invited to attend as guests.
Anyhow, we immediately knew we were really out of place because, for starters, everyone had nice clothes on. We didn’t pack any nice clothes, because we didn’t know about this until AFTER we arrived in Singapore. We packed clothes for hot weather, not for social events! That’s why we looked rather casual for the event. Embarrassed!
But, more than that, before the actual awards show, there was a VIP room, which is where you saw us Pokémon-ing it up for all the foods. We should have been talking to others, networking, meeting new people, but we were just like “ME HUNGRY PIGGY! MORE FOOD NAO.” Or, it could be that we just hid behind the food to hide our awkwardness at the event. Though, being on the prowl for the food did, in many ways, accentuate the awkwardness. Ah well. The food was great, at least!
We didn’t meet any of the top-tier YouTubers at the event. They were in an ultra-vip room. The creators from Asia Pacific, apart from Hikakin, who beatboxed with Aerosmith, were all hunting for foods, though I’m sure we were the most obvious one prowling. Ha! We did get to meet Pewdiepie and Nigahiga outside of the event, though. We talked to Ryan Higa more than Pewdiepie, who we just shook hands with. Ryan drank with us and chatted a bit, though he was jetlagged as hell. Chonny is ultrafun, as is Nicko. Joseph Vincent’s manager, Tom, is just awesome. He’s a Marvel nerd like us! Yay! And Wes from WongFu was loads of fun as well. Though, we didn’t speak with many people at the Social Star Awards, apart from Chonny and Nicko, who were great to hang out with at the event, as we all sat together during the show.
At the awards show, we sat right beside the teleprompter, so we were reading along with the whole show. Jeremy Piven was great at hosting, though, because he strayed from the teleprompter for random funny lines from time to time. One guy shouted something out, and Jeremy – we’re on first name terms now, by the way (no we’re not) – said something along the lines of “Ah. I remember what my first beer was like. Enjoy yours!” Ha! That made me crack up.
By the middle of the show, we’d go out with Chonny to get more drinks. The show was better with drinks. Not that the show was bad; it’s just that, well, if drinks are free, then – you know how I feel about free food (nothing tastes better than free food). Free booze, though, isn’t the same. Free booze are often watered down.
After the event we didn’t make any videos, really. There was an afterparty on the room of the Marina Bay Sands, which we attended as well. It was similar to the first VIP event, with a lot of people mingling and stuff, and there was lots of free food there, too, so we pretty much just did the same thing and eated all the foods. We met the guys who made the Harlem Shake. They were cool and we drank with them a bit. Then we got tired and went home.
Want to hear a story that makes me really sad? The next day was the Social Star Concert, which we had tickets to attend as well, but we didn’t attend because we just wanted to eat. I’m noticing a pattern here. Socializing vs Food: Food wins always. Anyhow, we didn’t go to the concert, and we just walked around and ate stuff. My phone died while we were out. Came back to the hotel room and plugged it in, and saw a message from one of the organizers saying “hey where are your I’m trying to get you backstage to meet Psy.” FFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!! I wrote back, but by then it was too late. OH GOD WHY!!! But it might not have happened. You know? We might have ran down there and have not been able to see Psy. That’s ok. The night before, at the Social Star Awards, Psy performed, and I was right up close to the stage and singing along with him. He looked me in the eyes. I saw it. We had a moment. He was like “so this is the guy that made that godawful Eatyourkimchi Like a Man song!” I saw it in his eyes. It was there.
Other than that, we went to Orchard Road on our day off and had ice cream sandwiches outside, but I’m not sure if they’re called ice cream sandwiches in Singapore, though, it’s as literally an ice cream sandwich as possible. Get ice cream. Put it between bread slices. That’s as technically an ice cream sandwich as possible. We didn’t get the bread version, though. We got it on crackers.
You know what I just realized? This video was supposed to be about the cool fancy pants things we did but instead we just went for more foods. We have an eating problem.
OH WAIT! We did something un-food related. We went to see the giant spitting Merlion. Martina superimposed herself to make it look like she’s spitting the water herself. No, wait: that didn’t sound glamorous. Let’s make this Kpop gossipy. Ahem. “MARTINA TRANSFORMS INTO MERLION!” Ha! I always find it ridiculous when I read those “transformation” headlines. THEY PUT ON A HAT IT’S NOT A TRANSFORMATION YOU FARTSUCKERS!
Umm, I just realized that we were by the Merlion because we went to Glutton’s Bay for foods. Hmm…I feel like every country we travel to is just for foods. Question, just for future reference: what food should we eat in Australia, if we were to visit. We won’t accept any answer that has “mite” in it, for the record :D
Oh! And this is the second last Singapore video we’re uploading. We’ve got one more exporting right now, of our departure. Our last Singapore vlog! We’ll put that up later tonight, along with one more video afterwards. Three videos today. We’re pretty hardcore!