Thursday, January 21, 2010

12 Days of Ris-Mas

Was directed to this crazy funny video by my friend Wendy. Laughed until peng! BOOMZ!



Next time you want to fake your British assent, you know what to do huh? haha...

6 comments:

mariposa said...

Haha.. you should watch this PCK spoof of Ris Low..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD9VwGWWqeU

YY.

Lilian said...

haha, that PCK one watch already lah. Looks like the infamy of Ris Low has reached even Canada eh?

mariposa said...

It was kind of 'delayed action' effect, but we know about it nonetheless. I follow STI daily and hubby logs onto asia1 website daily too!

YY.

mariposa said...

Actually, having someone with bipolar disorder (manic-depressives) as beauty queen is really asking for TROUBLE; there'll be no end of DRAMA--which the staid, anal, Singaporean psyche is not really ready to handle. Such individuals are unpredictable & unmanageable; it really depends on whether they themselves are compliant with treatment, and they require vigilance on the part of their family as well as treating psychiatrist.

Given their attention-seeking propensities, not surprisingly there are many famous folks who have suffered from this disorder. These folks are talented, but are tormented by personal 'demons'. See here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_affected_by_bipolar_disorder

Some characteristics of 'manic' behaviors are stealing, uncontrollable shopping sprees, promiscuous behavior, sociopathic behavior, etc, some of which Ris has described in herself.

Here's a list for those who are interested: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mania#Characteristics

It's like they're on a 'high' during the manic phase. During the depressive phase, they can be suicidal.

YY.

Lilian said...

Ohhh, so she wasn't faking the disorder to get a lighter sentence? :) I'm such a cynic.

Russell Brand (on the list)? When I was living in London, he was my favourite comedian. He hosted the one of the Big Brother shows, and he is just nuts man. The things he does on the show,...will cause many to blush...but I love it!

I suspect many comedians have this disorder. Always acting the clown but secretly tortured inside.

mariposa said...

Yah. Sometimes only people in the 'manic' phase have the guts & gumption to do those outlandish things on stage! It's like their brains are on hyperdrive; they go into a plane outside of normal. That is why their performances can 'stand out'.

It's actually pitiable. When I watched Ris Low's interview when she spoke about her disorder, she sounded sincere and like someone who has lived with the disorder. No one wants to publicly label oneself as bipolar unnecessarily. It IS possible for highly sociopathic individuals to convincingly feign psychiatric symptoms as to fool even psychiatrists (Manchausen's syndrome), but then it DOES mean that such individuals ARE sick in the first place.

In the medical drama, ER, one of the long-running character's (Abby Lockhart) mom & brother are both bipolar. It brought her untold misery both in her childhood as well as adulthood. Eventually I think her brother committed suicide.

YY.