Vanessa Chong gets sexier with time
By Olivia Lee
Timekeeping is every Malaysian's nightmare. We're either waiting for someone or we're late ourselves—and Pop Shuvit frontman Moots admits he's one of the worst perpetrators of tardiness. Despite setting his watch ahead by 15 minutes, he's usually half an hour late for appointments.
He says he suffers from a common Malaysian illness called "On The Way Syndrome" and blames it on traffic because he's really just "about one traffic light-stop away" from his destination whenever he's late.
But his wife, Amazing Race Asia season two runner-up Vanessa Chong, who knows all about how important timekeeping is to winning US$100,000 on a reality TV show competition—and in life, helps him by keeping him "on his toes" so that he gets to his meetings promptly. "I tell him, 'Come on! Good time management is important!'," she says.
Moots and Vanessa, who were married in October 2010, spoke to Daily Chilli at the unveiling of Timberland's new sport watches this week. The showcase featured some of the 15 designs now available at stores nationwide. The pieces cost around RM395 to RM995 each.
The watches are designed for thrill-seekers with components like lenses made from mineral glass, coated with sapphire to make it a hardy timepiece. Most of Timberland's watches are water-resistant down to 90m deep, which means more time for divers to focus on what's beneath the surface of the waves.
Vanessa's sister Pamela, her partner on TARA2, added that Vanessa's punctuality record has been tarnished by her husband. "She used to be on time for everything, but now when we have events she's always a little bit late," she said, pointing at her brother-in-law in jest.
Also at the fashion show was Miss Universe Malaysia 2010 Nadine Ann Thomas, who describes her time management skill as something that comes and goes. "I would say it's 50/50—I do wait sometimes, but I have to admit that I've been late myself," said Nadine, who's busy these days trying to be DJ.
Published: 18th July 2012