I write uniquely - at least that's what I think and hence, Anthonique Writer.
- I approach celebrity story with a human angle. After all, they're human too. Examples can be found in the following:
"The rising pop stars today are a bunch of high-school kids. How they rose to stardom is no longer rocket science. David Archuleta, 19 became popular from American Idol even though he lost; Justin Bieber, 15 from Canada was discovered on YouTube and signed by R&B superstar, Usher. Late bloomer, Zee Avis, 23 from Malaysia, too, owed her break into the U.S. to YouTube. But 17-year old Charice (Pempengco) from the Philippines has none of these time-tested formulas of overnight success. Winning or losing local singing contests did not place her in the limelight. She could only imagine what YouTube is all about: she had no computer at home. Mark Twain says, “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.” Charice had lost her confidence once but a Filipino stranger not only found it back for her but also made her a national pride." Extract from interview story with Charice.
- "Her album release cannot be more timely for her detractors to perform an autopsy on the 11 tracks, hoping to find in the lyrics the bits-and-pieces of Cheryl’s emotion after her recent marriage breakdown. Some album reviewers attempted to sidetrack readers from her music by suggesting what those 3-words might be; others lambasted her for plagiarism in Fight for This Love, the song that became the fastest selling single of 2009 in the U.K.
Forget about the ambiguity and accusation. As a netizen puts it, “the woman (Cheryl) is talented, why don’t you guys give her a break?” Cheryl co-wrote four songs in her debut album but her endeavour was hardly acknowledged. The album was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry last year but her achievement was undermined. For the sake of Heaven (another of her song), let’s give her the deserving attention on her music."Extract from story on Cheryl Cole.
- I research to my best before interviewing celebrities because they, too, get bored by answering the same questions repeatedly. I like to probe on the replies they'd given in other interviews or ask refreshing questions. Examples:
In your interview on American Idol, you said that one of the reasons you wanted to be the next American Idol is to be a role model for the kids are different in school. Now that you’re a big star, how do you think you can achieve that?- my question to Adam Lambert.
There are a few Singapore celebrities who had starred in one Hollywood movie and that’s it. How did you manage to continue to grow your music career in the U.S.? - my question to Sun Ho.
- I like to play around with words within my articles and create eye-catching headlines. Examples:
GET YOUR FA(C)T RIGHT
ALL PLUS-SIZE GIRLS MUST READ
Are size and health related? Is beauty only one size? Does obesity make you age faster? How to look ‘fat-bulous’? TEENS shows you the big picture.
- headline and sub-headline of an article on obesity.
Harry Potter and the Curse of the Love Triangles
Love and jealousy loom in Hogwarts this Semester. Learn how to break the spell of three from Anthony Koh.
"I can’t hide this secret anymore…
You-Know-Who will be back. I can’t say his name. Muggles, be afraid. There’ll be battles between good and evil. Somebody will die. If you’re not on his side, hurry to Hogwarts now to learn some magic. Oh, our MRT doesn’t take you there. Go to King’s Cross Station and wait for the Hogwarts Express at Platform Nine and Three Quarters. Look out for a bespectacled boy with a lightning bolt scar on his forehead. You’ll join him to fight against You-Know-Who. When that day arrives, don’t forget to bring your wand before rushing off to the cinema. Ok, enough suspense. What I’m trying to tell you is: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, the latest sequel to the Harry Potter’s movie series opens on 15th July. "
- headline and introduction of an article on how to cope with love triangle.
- Ex-cuse me. Why Ex should Stay out of the Way
Not everybody can handle their ex. If you've moved on there's no reason for you to look back
- headline and sub-headline of an article discouraging ex-perience
- I like to think of new ways of doing old things. For example, I suggested to Sun Ho that I interviewed her on MSN and she was excited about the idea because it was her first MSN interview! She was living in the U.S. then.