Diary : How NST misquoted me

I actually typed a post last night, I wanted to publish today.
Too bad, today, there's a fresher topic, lol.
For people who know me, everyone knows that I'm always running away from the spotlight.
Yes, but I know, the more attention I get, the better for me as a blogger,/a social media influencer.
To me, honestly, attention? It really doesn't matter.
Ok, it doesn't matter that much, it's not important.
The further the spotlight is, the better.
All these years, Jane has been telling me that I've got to do it, she really is a huge support in my life.
So to speak, Jane is the anchor in our group, I'm more than happy to give it to her.
It doesn't mean that if the spotlight is on me, I push it away.
I take opportunities sometimes too but I really just DO NOT FORCE IT at all.
Just like singing, I'm happy with just doing instavideos because I feel comfortable with it.
I don't force it on youtube, like frequently updating it, I don't.
It's not that I'm BIGGGG AND FAMOUS, it's not that I'm arrogant.
It's just who I am, I don't feel comfortable or confident enough to do it.
I don't even know how to explain.
It's very very very contradicting, I know but really...
Try to understand what I'm trying to say.

Ok how do we start?

I was in Batu Pahat.
I got up at 6:30 in the morning.
Had breafast, it was 8:30am, I drove all the way back from Batu Pahat for this interview.
A New Straits Times interview about being on instagram, so on and so on.
If you guys know me at all, you can count the photoshoots I did. Not many.
Interviews. I think I've only accepted two interviews so far.
I don't do all this because I don't think I'm big enough.
Yes, recently I've been getting lotsa support and encouragement.
Friends, readers, followers are confidence booster.
I started doing photoshoot and interview.
The most recent photoshoot I did was for a friend's online magazine.
The first interview is this one here, New Straits Times.
Totally disappointed, unprofessional, I'd say.

"Attention. That's why I love Instagram so much."
-Daphne Charice

Let's see what were the questions.
What’s your take on Instagram?
Why do you think people like to share photos more now?

I said
Attention. The world is so realistic, so “cold”.
I think people are constantly looking for love (likes) in different ways.
I don’t know. No comment but I just made one, lol. 

This is how I answered, I was just being who I am.
As awkward as ever.
I was featured alongside Daiyan Trisha and Joyce.
I met Daiyan Trisha for the first time that day.
We had a great talk and my awkwardness actually made people laugh.

What would she think about me if she read that interview of mine.
Totally a different me, that day at the shoot and the "me" in the papers.
In real life, I'm just quiet and awkward.
In papers, I'm like an arrogant brat.
Joyce wasn't there at the photoshoot but what if she read my answers.
She would think that "what's wrong with this girl?"
I think they would be embarrassed for being featured on the same page with me.

I'm 23, somehow I feel like I speak for the youngsters.
Since I'm on this "INSTA-CHARM" thing.
What if the older generations were trying to understand what are the younger generations are doing.
They would think that youngers(me) nowadays are so dumb, so obnoxious, so arrogant,
so oblivious, so ignorant, so shallow.
They would think that girls nowadays 是燒壞腦
TAO NAO PAI KI (hokkien: rotten brain)
All my life, I wish I was someone professional, someone who has a skill.
Just to avoid being viewed as a dumb girl who has nothing inside.
All my life, I work so hard to prove that I'm capable and independent.
Now, I'm a bimbo. Heh.

 Attention. That's why I love Instagram so much.
So much some more.
I really don't know if I should laugh or cry now.

I'm feeling so frustrated now, I don't even know how to put this in words properly.
My mind is super messy now.
You know, I'm not mad because it's already printed, what to do?
I'm not anyone BIG and I shouldn't make a big fuss about it.
STILL, what is this?
 It really was a very simple interview.
It's not that I'm lansi(arrogant), don't want to be interviewed or what.
I did it, man, I did it.
This is the shit you give me?

So so so many errors on that paper.
I'm so disappointed and frustrated.
I don't even know what to do with it.




  1. Hi. Just come across and give you support!

    You be what you wish to.
    Be the real one of you.
    I believe there are a bunch of people who will understand you believe you and so on.
    Then enough

    Gambateh !!!!!!!
    Support you!

    There always have a sunshine after tomorrow.
    Have a nice day then ^^

  2. We know you better than a 1 day news from those unreliable source my dear! Cheer♡♡

  3. Ignore others, be yourself.

    The world nowadays are full with people twisting the fact, don't let this get you.

    God bless.

  4. Daph! Don't be demotivated!
    Y not just file for a suit for defamation? These people really need a lesson shoved up on them.
    Anyhow, we will support you!

  5. hey just wanted to comment here. It wasnt really misquoted. because thats what you answered. and why people like to post instagramm and your answer is attention. I dont get why you would say misquoted as you are on instagram getting all the attention attending all the photoshoot. I know you have been saying you wanted to avoid the spotlight but now you making this like a spotlight for you. Tbh i really think you have changed a lot ever since you come back to Malaysia with your bffs. I used to admire your attitude but now you hav changed in a good and negative way. You make this thing so big until all the attentin has come to you that u got interviewed by NST.

  6. It's one day news no biggy , let it slide

    the reason why I folllow you because your a bookworm and I'm just 22 ~ yet a women like you a hahha

  7. I can't believe they twisted your words and even added their own. It's horrible what the media can do.
    I hope you are feeling more cheery and back to your normal self after clarifying yourself when you really didn't need to.

    Much love,
    Lauren "Sweetened Sour" O'Hara

  8. Nobody noticed, and nobody cares. Get over yourself. With Love

  9. take one step at a time. It's big. Get mad,it's your right. Faithful reader and Team Daphne!


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