FASHION PULIS: Safe secrets

Unwavering Talent (UT) has secrets that a Hotel Staff (HS) knew well.

UT often brings His Partner (HP) to enjoy the privacy and facilities. However, when UT checks in alone, female and male visitors would come over.

The staff was not surprised when females asked for UT’s room. However, when a buffed male visited UT, HS wondered the reason for the visit, but that was not his business anymore.

After a significant event, UT asked HS for a room, as rooms were becoming difficult to book then due to pandemic protocols. HS did his best and reserved a room for UT. HS thought UT needed the room for HP, but was amused when he saw a man following UT and HP was nowhere in sight.

The pandemic hit the hospitality industry hard and many hotel staff shifted to other work areas or were laid off. Fortunately, HS benefitted from the secrecy and service quality he extended to UT and another Celebrity Client (CC).

When UT and CC found out that HS was displaced by his workplace, they assured help for him to get by. Of course, HS’s lips will remain sealed and the secrets of UT, CC, and other patrons will not be spilled. Meanwhile, CC gave a generous cash gift and UT extended what he could.

‘A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.’ ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

For good reason

Lockdown shoots add pressure to the set. The team, from production staff to actors, has to stay in a particular area for a specific period, which lasts for weeks. Thus, one is separated from family, friends, and home. This separation can cause anxiety given that one’s freedom of movement is constrained.

Unfortunately, Network Talent (NT) had to endure pressure from being away and working with seasoned actors. Given that NT is still polishing her talent, her nervousness takes over during scenes with seasoned actors. The production team was initially understanding when NT needed more than one take for heavy scenes. The older talents supported NT and the acting team helped. Sadly, they all reached the limit. NT kept buckling lines, which caused delays in shooting.

The delays lessened the rest and preparation hours of the team.

Talented Actress (TA) was unable to control her emotions when her scenes with NT took too much time. TA noticed that NT was underperforming, and had an outburst at NT. Allegedly, TA walked out after due to her frustration. TA pointed out that NT should have taken acting lessons before the shooting and other talents deserved NT’s role.

The following day, NT apologized to TA and said that she had family matters that filled her mind. However, her troubles should not be an excuse for bad performance. NT hoped TA would understand her situation. TA accepted the apology. The flare-up was a wakeup call for NT to do better and she did.

‘I believe that positive energy and optimism help us to take up any challenge in life and to succeed in even the most difficult tasks. I also believe that positive energy is contagious: we can transmit it to others.’ ― Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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