Our Spotlight of the Month is none other than the quirky, chirpy and very talented Sharifah Amani – most famous for her role as Orked in the late Yasmin Ahmad’s films Sepet and Gubra. We managed to get an exclusive with the actress who’s currently working on a new telemovie called 90 Hari, and took this opportunity to ask her hard-hitting questions – like, her love life (she’s a funny one!).
Gotta love a girl with a sense of humour! <3
VB: So we want to kepoh a bit…Are you seeing someone at the moment?
SA: I name all my gadgets, and I named my Samsung Galaxy Note II, Jebat. And it’s a boy!
So yes, I am in a relationship with Jebat, and it’s been going on since December. Things are going very smoothly. It’s still fresh – honeymoon period. I still have much to get to know him
VB: Lucky you! What are the 3 things you’d recommend those of us who are #foreveralone to do on Valentine’s Day?
SA: Well, we are never actually ever alone, truthfully, as long as we have faith. The most important thing is to have faith in yourself.
I don’t think I’m ever alone because I’ve got like ten people talking to me, you know, just in my head – so I’m never quite alone.
Anyway, Valentine’s is a day for love and stuff like that, but nowadays, people tend to neglect the most important person in their lives – themselves. So, yeah, Valentine’s Day would be probably for me, and me alone. It’s lagi sedih if you feel alone in a relationship. So yeah, focus on yourself!
VB: In this day and age, there are so many ways to communicate with someone you’re interested in – what’s your preferred method of keeping in touch?
SA: I keep in touch, obviously, with Facebook, and more recently, Instagram. And then you have your Whatsapps. Communication is so important to me and I like that I have a few different methods to keep in touch with people. Sometimes I don’t even have to communicate much. I can post photos and people understand. Or I tweet a line or a word and people will get it already.
These days, with my Samsung Galaxy Note II, I find I cut out a lot of time being on the computer, as I can keep in touch on-the-go with the device. I can do most things faster and better, without having to find that huge computer and to look for a point to plug it in!
VB: OK – now, for the dirt: Have you ever stalked someone online that you were interested in?
SA: So many times! A lot. Even now. I guess if people put it out there on social media, it’s stalkable.
VB: And, surely you’ve been stalked too? What’s the creepiest thing/msg you’ve ever received online from a fan or admirer?
SA: Creepiest? There’s a few, actually. But I don’t let them bother me.
I have one guy tough – you know sometimes on Twitter you can search your name? I searched my name, and this guy doesn’t add me, or speak to me, but he speaks of me, and he speaks about me, and he calls me his girlfriend. But he is not interested in getting attention, it’s just how he feels, I guess. I think that’s quite sweet. He doesn’t seem scary at all. I think he’s still in high school. I think it’s sweet that I have an admirer.
VB: If you had to use a pickup line on someone, what would it be?
SA: I don’t use pickup lines! Hmmm, nowadays I don’t know if it’s Asian men or what, but they don’t come to talk to you. So you have to go to talk to them! Most of the time it’s us girls who approach the men – guys don’t do much anymore.
If I do approach anyone, it would probably be on Twitter, where I would tweet something that would relate to somebody and I would get a direct message and that’s probably how things work!
VB: What are 5 characteristics you look for in a partner?
SA: He has to be brave; he has to have a good heart; has to be absolutely funny; has to be weird in a way; he also has to be intelligent.
VB: If you were on a date with someone who turned out to be an absolute bore/jerk, what would your exit strategy be?
SA: Call my mom or call my sister, or text them and ask them to give me a call and then be like “Oh, I’m so sorrrrrrry, I’ve got to goooooo!”
But I’ll apologise and explain later, because I’m not the kind of person who will just let things be. I like people to know. I like to be on the same page.
VB: Finally, what would your advice be to girls who kinda expect their boyfriends to go all out for Valentine’s Day, and end up disappointed that what they got wasn’t up to par?
SA: Valentine’s Day is just one day, tau? A relationship lasts forever, so work on the relationship – not on the day.
VB: Thanks Sharifah! Could you leave your VenusBuzz fans a note with your fancy Galaxy Note II, pretty please?
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