The Coolest Job


Were you at Gardens by the bay this evening? If so, we might have met on the train or at the One Direction Carnival at Super Tree Grove. I was absolutely thrilled to be given the opportunity to paint at the event. I was expecting to meet lotsa lovely young people at the event, and I did. What I wasn’t expecting was their energy and enthusiasm – they were infectious! The hearts that know no wonder, and so full of hope and dreams. Boy, how I miss my teenage days.

I was painting when a group of teenagers who were waiting for their turn chatted with me casually. 
The conversation went like this:

Girl: Are you a volunteer here?
Me: Ah, nope. 
Another Girl: O, then how did you manage to be here
Me: O, an event company hired me. 
Girls: Wow, so they choose you?!
Me: Well, I guess you can say so but… 
I meant to say “not necessary in the same fashion as you might have imagined…” when a boy exclaimed in an exaggerated tone, “So, you’re the CHOSEN one!” Lolx! And, everyone burst out laughing.
Girl: So you get paid?
Me: Why, yes. 
Girl to Another Girl: WOW! She’s got the coolest job!
And she was absolutely right. I do have the coolest job. Here’s a peek into my work at One Direction Carnival today. I believe you will agree with me that it’s kinda kick-ass to be a face painter :)
LOTD for One Direction Carnival.
Super love the result of my hand-made template for the logo. 
Here’s how I made the template. I searched for the logo in the internet and printed it out.
After which, I sacrificed one of my old clear folder and cut out the 1D logo with a pen knife.
Here’s my booth. It’s just beside the Air-Brush Tattoo booth.
Gloomy day. It was drizzling at the event but the fans were nonetheless excited and on fire for more One Direction music and merchandises  

 Here’s are some of the pretty faces I painted today.

1D logo with rainbow
1D logo with Singapore Flag and red roses
more logo, flag and roses
Me and a pretty little One Direction Fan. She came with her mom and younger brother.
It was drizzling near the end of the event and her little brother offered to hold the umbrella for me. What a sweetie! I was painting with one hand and shielding my paint from the rain with an umbrella with the other hand, I couldn’t be more grateful for some help :)

I had so much fun at the event, I forgot to clean my face (which I usually do) after packing up for the day. I headed home on a mrt with my 1D face painting. Now that was quite bold for my age ain’t it. Yay, still has a daring spirit at heart! Still rocks to good music and not too old to be a Directioner, methink. :) 

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