MAHB: Funny joke from a beautiful woman
As told by Karena Teo.
A WIFE comes home late one night and quietly enters the master bedroom. Under the blanket, she sees four legs. She reaches for a baseball bat and starts hitting the figures as hard as she can. Once she’s done, she heads to the kitchen for a drink. As she enters, she sees her husband there, reading a magazine. “Hi darling,” he says. “Your parents came to visit, so I let them stay in our bedroom. Did you say hello?”
ABOUT THE JOKESTER in an arena chock-full of superstars and celebrities, where egos and personalities are stroked and stoked, it can be taboo to classify someone as hollow in the skull. but that’s exactly what Karena teo, one of the most indemand actresses in malaysia today, has done to become, well, one of the most in-demand actresses in malaysia. “you have to be modest and courteous, especially in this industry,” she says. “think of your mindset like an empty glass, which you fill with criticism and ideas. being self-effacing is definitely the biggest lesson i’ve learnt so far.” and how far the 28-year-old from Johor bahru has come, landing major roles in films and on tv, as well as being omniscient on magazine covers. Karena confesses that becoming a showbiz stalwart was never her goal in life (“the craziest thing i’ve ever done”), and that she even entered the industry without her parents’ blessing. “when i first started acting, i was like a blank canvas,” she remembers. “i didn’t know anything about lighting, positioning and camera angles. it’s challenging when you have to cry every time the director says, ‘action’. but i had to overcome it.” these days, she’s the experienced actor, but her humble streak will never allow her to rest on her laurels. all this from a student of banking and finance. “being an artist was never my dream,” Karena says, “but life’s an unpredictable dream.”
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