Friday, July 21, 2006

Friends :)

To all of my new and beautiful friends around the world, please stay in touch and tell me more about you , your lives etc. I know internet friends often never speak but lets all stay in touch, we all come from such interesting places each with our own story.There is a great chance for us all to grow together, Believe in your dreams and who you are and write me. I have always wanted to go on Oprah and tell my story to inspire the world to make everyone believe they could be great no matter where you are now, just believe!

40 Comments:

Blogger c ceres merry said...

I wish for you every fine and beautiful thing life has to offer (and again a..) *hug*
:)

12:48 PM  
Blogger Lilia said...

I've always loved drawing since I was really little, but I started making clothes only recently. When I was in elementary school we couldn't afford fashionable clothes, so I had no friends. Now I'm going into high school, and I've established my own style (I'm still no fashionista) and being able to design and sew my own clothes has helped me a lot, especially because most of the clothes I like are expensive (Morbid Threads and Tripp NYC. I'm what most people call goth). Because of my...different style my mom isn't the most supportive mom around, and my dad wants me to be a lawyer or doctor. I may not want to be a fashion designer when I grow up, but it's something that I'm still very passionate about. Well, that's pretty much my story. I'll keep on posting :) !

~ <3 Lil
P.S- Have you seen The Wears Prada? It's pretty good.

12:49 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Oh The Devil Wears Prada? Thats an awsome movie! Not my favorite, but oh well. Still good. I want to be a chef. I planed my whole life. When I go to high school, im going to try out for my school radio station. I'm going to try out for plays and Im going to be in the chorus (im already in my middle school chorus and select chorus.) I'm also going to take a cooking class. I'm hoping all of this would look good on my aplication for the college i want to go to, The Culinary Institute of America in New York! I'm eventually going to make a fancy reastraunt. Then when i retire, I want to be a food critic. I'm only 13 but I plan ahead for my life!

12:56 PM  
Blogger thatsjennythegreattoyoumister said...

Malan,
I think that it must be fabulous to suddenly a whole bunch of people who wish you well and just want to give you support, as has happened on this website. I mean, who doesn't need new friends?

Just to add my two cents on Project Runway... I've been watching the show for all three seasons and I've certainly had my opinions about all of the designers, but your dismissal is the only one that really, really broke my heart. I probably would have cried hysterically if my shaved-headed, tattooed, biker boyfriend, who incidentally also loves the show, had not distracted me by screaming at the TV. He spent about 20 minutes berating the cast, judges, producers, and, of course,Miss. America herself over the finer points of evening gown design. I thought that he was going to throw the television out the window.

He sends his regards.

The internet is great. I'll probably never have a chance to meet you, but this way I can tell you that you seem like such a kind person and I wish you all the best.

1:02 PM  
Blogger ursulastruely said...

you are the cutest!

let's be best friends!

1:21 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

I just finished watching my Tivo'd Project Runway episode for the week, and I had to send you a quick comment. I was touched by your statements about feeling part of a group for once. From what I can tell, you moved around quite a lot as a kid, and it sounds as though you haven't had too many opportunities to settle down and find your own place. I hope you bounce back from this experience quickly (maybe you already have). And for what it's worth, you were the most interesting contestant on the show; the network erred in letting you go. Maybe someday you'll have a store here in L.A. (and maybe by then I can afford to shop there)! Looking forward to it...

1:32 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

Malan, you should come back next season. I'm serious. You have SO many fans and so much potential, and we're all devastated you got kicked off. It shouldn't have been you. For me, you made this season worth watching (I'm one of the girls who think nothing can beat season 2). Good luck with everything! We'll miss you.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Malan, I have never known someone to be so grateful, and interested in the lives of one's admirers and fans. You're amazing! :) Keep us updated on how things are going with your life. You're a very fascinating individual. Hope everything's been looking-up for you. You deserve it.

-Sarah

1:41 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

We're all here for you!

2:09 PM  
Blogger Sarah Beth said...

Hello Malan...I wrote you a message on your Myspace page but I'm not sure if it is really you (So many imposters on myspace) -- I figured it would be better to leave you a comment here.

Like everyone else, I just wanted to tell you I think you're a beautiful person. You were most definitely robbed on Project Runway. I look forward to seeing your designs in the future and I wish you the best of luck in all you do.

PS - Moulin Rouge is an amazing film! One of my favorites. The cinematography is just beautiful, isn't it? I'm a film student in Brooklyn and I just can't wait to graduate and start working already.

What kind of music do you like? Any particular favorite bands?

Do write back on my blog if you get a chance.

♥ ♥

2:36 PM  
Blogger Anyacat said...

Well, it was an interesting dress and I believe could have been saved had you chosen a lighter color, lighter material and--well--finished it. But I was shocked when you were so unceremoniously booted and that awful icky Angela stayed. Anyway, I wish you the best and am sure I will see your name somewhere attached to interesting fashion--just stay away from beauty pageant costumes, that's my suggestion!

2:43 PM  
Blogger Anyacat said...

Well, it was an interesting dress and I believe could have been saved had you chosen a lighter color, lighter material and--well--finished it. But I was shocked when you were so unceremoniously booted and that awful icky Angela stayed. Anyway, I wish you the best and am sure I will see your name somewhere attached to interesting fashion--just stay away from beauty pageant costumes, that's my suggestion!

2:44 PM  
Blogger Seraphine said...

I'm so glad that I found your website because right after I saw the last episode I felt like giving you a hug n telling you that you are soooo much better than that stupid bitch.
You are my favorite contestant on the show. You're super humble n you never talked crap about the other contestants. I just LOVE you.
N u said u never had any close friends..I'll be your friend anytime!
So I wish you all the best..n don't ever ever stop creating fashion because YOU ROCK!!!!!

2:51 PM  
Blogger Seraphine said...

Oh yea I agree..you should come back next season because I want to see you on TV!!!

2:54 PM  
Blogger russ said...

So tell your story already

2:59 PM  
Blogger foxieroxie said...

Hi Malan,

I'm so, so sad to see you go. Reality TV isn't meant for classy, kind souls such as yourself. At the end of the day, Project Runway needs its villain, and honey, it ain't you and never could have been! You are so gracious and genuine - and you deserve better.

Good luck to you, but I don't think you'll be needing it!! Take care

Roxanne

3:07 PM  
Blogger Josie Ann said...

Malan...I'm so sorry to see you have to exit PR so soon. I was touched by you and wish you well. My prayers and heartfelt support are sent your way. If ever in Ann Arbor and need a friend...look me up!

3:21 PM  
Blogger Just Ricky said...

Hi Malan,

I am sad to see you go, I really can't stand on Vincent! I wish that if you save yourself from gettin' auf'ed by adding a extra fabric to unhemmed bottom of evening gown;but all right, Malan, I hope that everything's well for you. >hugs<

3:55 PM  
Blogger Kirin said...

Project Runway is one of my all-time favorite shows, and your removal was teh first incident that made me truly consider not watching it anymore. Your story was absolutely heart-breaking, and it angers me every time the camera pans over Angela's face.
I think you are far more talented than Angela and were one of the more interesting characters on the show. I'm sorry you had to say goodbye to another round of people, and I'm sorry that you were so ashamed to lose the challenge. You'll prove your mother wrong one day, as long as you take a piece of advice from Daniel Franco (a season one AND two contestant): follow your bliss.

And I hope you WILL keep in contact with your fans and friends, because that's what makes a truly great celebrity.

4:35 PM  
Blogger Suzy said...

Yo, they totally kicked off the wrong dude in episode 2. I'm not sure what's going on with Season 3, but they're not starting off on the right path. I started to root for you more and more, and especially after what you said about your mother, I became your number one fan. In my opinion, getting on a show like Project Runway is a great feat, and I hope you have great luck in the future :)

wow, that was a long comment.

6:30 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Malan,
I was just growing to like you more and more and looking forward to seeing what you had in store for us when you were so unceremoniously "auf'ed" from Project Runway.

My heart cracked when you told the story of your mother telling you that you'd never amount to anything. I also have a mother that will never be happy with anything I ever do. It will be such bliss to have my Ph.D. in a thousand years and make her talk about her daughter the "doctor."

The tears started flowing when you said goodbye and said you were so ashamed. You have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. To bravely try 3 times for Project Runway and last 2 episodes shows determination.

Your elegance and grace are profoundly touching and, almost, belong to another era.

Follow your own advice and hold your head up high!

A new fan,
Stephanie

6:49 PM  
Blogger jess. said...

there's usually a barrier between viewers of television and the people who are actually ON television. when i watched project runway, i found myself often thinking: wow, now there's somebody i wish i knew [toward you, of course!]. it was just something about you, your kindness, your humanity, that drew me in. you don't see that on TV very often. and after reading your blog, i just wanted to, well, be your friend even more. you seem like such a sweet, genuine guy! so thank you.

i guess, if you would like to know more about me, just read the two little blog entries i have. i'm 18 and in less than a month, i'm leaving basically everything i ever knew by going to college in new york city. very excited/scared.

take care malan.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Ava said...

It's me again! It's such a suprise to me that you want to get to know all these people! I'd love to be friends with you more than anything and I hope we can become good friends :) I'll try to tell you a little more about myself. My name is Ava and I live in Michigan. Though I don't design and sew full sized clothes I do sew clothes for my little dollie ^__^ I'm going to be thirteen in August and even though there is an age difference between us, you are just such nice person and it's not everyday that I get a chance to be friends with someone like you. I am just so glad that you have a blog where I can talk to you, even if you don't read all of these comments. Malan, I'll never forget the last episode of project runway. I think that's the only one that I'll ever cry over :)If you ever want to know what's going on in my life just check out my blog, that's all that I ever post on there!!

Much love,Ava

8:00 PM  
Blogger heather6700 said...

Hi Malan,

I sincerely enjoyed your style, charm, grace, and dignity on Project Runway. Your exit nearly made me cry. I did not think it was fair, and I did not understand the judges' reasoning. I think you have an incredibly bright future, and I look forward to viewing your future work!

Sheer speculation, and the reason I found your blog and am writing this: My interpretation of how you were portrayed on the show led me to believe that you have moved quite often in your life, probably as a child, and probably to more than one different country. I have also, especially before I was 18 (I am 28 now). It was never my decision to move (and doesn't that sound like an 8-year-old's protest!), and I cannot say what I would have done as an adult member of my family, but it was quite difficult to move every 6-12 months due to my family's circumstances. However, I can't deny the maturity and perspective my experiences with and in different countries and different cultures has given me. I recognized a kindred bittersweet maturity in you. Thank you for giving a voice (even if it is only in my head) to little vagabonds!

Best regards,
Heather

8:35 PM  
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8:47 PM  
Blogger sweedomfries said...

Malan,

I, too, 'am accustomed to higher quality fabrics'... ;-)

When they cut to you in the first episode, trying to make a dress out of a (bathroom?) throw rug, you said that and then smirked & giggled...?! I laughed my ass off & fell in love instantly. Oddly enough, I do not currently fit into most of my higher-quality clothing. I have fallen into the rut of eating too much ice cream and sitting on my ass watching Project Runway. It's been so hot, what else is there to do?

Speaking of hot, I know you are in Long Island City (a beautiful and underappreciated neighborhood of New York City) & I hope you have electricity in your apartment. This week has been brutal and for so many people to have no air conditioning! Awful. If I've gotten to know a even a whiff of Malan from PR, I know you would never just sit & swelter - get yourself to the Hamptons, sweetie!

Well, this is me, sending more love your way from Brooklyn to wherever you are in the world. It is obvious that you are incredibly talented and gorgeous, and there is no need to wonder if we will be seeing more of you. Stay exotic, sultry & 'swee' - XOXO

Love,

Sweet Potato Freedom Fries

9:58 PM  
Blogger rachel from NJ said...

Sweetie, I think you need to sit down and write a book. It sounds like you have had a very interesting and unique ride in this life thus far. It is time you tell the world. I know that the little I have read from your personal blog has certainly inspired me. I was a classical musician who only got so far only to give up her dream after years of having no support. I simply burned out. You seem to be a very strong person who is truly blessed and a person who has such motivation and vision. With all your travels through life, even just the countries you have been a part of, I feel that if you wrote a book (or books) it would be a tremendous gift to the world.(But promise that you would read for the audio book because your voice is amazing. Sorry just had to add it in! )
Wishing you all the best for the future!

10:01 PM  
Blogger stephanie fabbro said...

Malan, that's so cool that you actually want to be friends with us ...I've tried to get in touch with many people in the past, and most of the time they're grateful that I'm an admirer or whatever but they leave it at that. You actually want to get to know us? That's awesome and so unexpected...

One of the reasons why your story really touched me is because I'm in medical school, but really, I love to write and draw. I'm just afraid to follow my passion.

Anyway, drop me a line, so we can go out for soup and half a sandwich.

10:19 PM  
Blogger Knives said...

Hey Malan... you are so sweet. I'm so sad that you left the show, I wanted to learn more about you! Plus I thought your dress was much better than some other people's. I hope you keep it up in the fashion world!

10:54 PM  
Blogger Adria said...

Malan,

Absolutely! Internet friends, sounds like a wonderful idea. You can create your own group which you will always be a part of. We'll have to send cyber-hugs and kisses:-)

Since reading the words to Nature Boy on your page, I can't stop thinking about the movie Moulan Rouge. I finally pulled out the DVD and am watching it now. I'm a huge Elton John fan, so one of my favorite parts is when they sing Your Song. Wonderful movie.

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there
You've got a friend

11:11 PM  
Blogger Aiko Valentine said...

I would have commented sooner but I am so busy this week as an interpreter for visitors from Japan (for our Sister Cities program).

You should not be ashamed about having to leave the show. I'm sure it was only for production purposes (people would rather see fighting than wonderful designers). I'm sure I'm just an echo of what everyone else is saying though, but you really are a wonderful designer.

11:56 PM  
Blogger Jane M said...

I am so going to miss seeing you on PR. You remind me of the Little Prince. Now the show is not all that interesting. I am glad to read that your doing well though and I hope to hear more of you.

4:08 AM  
Blogger market chippie said...

You're such an inspiring chap!

I love the fact that you want to know our stories. I'm a story-collecting sort of person, which is to say that I write. I am an actress, and that is what I want to shape my life...and I'm sure it will. But wherever life takes me, I know I will write.

I'd like to write to you...to keep this up. There's such an amazing community here...you have so many fantastic people supporting you; it's mind-boggling and wonderful. I wish you the best (although, God knows I'll desperately miss seeing you on Project Runway).

1:22 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

As Jefferson once put it, friendship is most precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.

Keep on shining, Malan.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Sophie said...

it's nice to see you actually wanting to know us but trust me, I'm probably one of the most boring people you'd ever meet. I'm a writer. Haven't lived anywhere else but the neighborhood I'm in now. My dad's British!

Yeah... all of that sounded more exciting in my head.

2:32 PM  
Blogger Kami said...

You're very inspiring to us all. To live your life to the fullest, without regrets... no matter who tries to disregard your ideas. You've got the power to prove *them* wrong. I've seen pictures of your past collections and they're all full of growth, imagination, and style. You've got a key to an amazing future in your hand...unlock that door. :)

Who am I? Just a girl from Nashville with a dream to succeed. I have been looking for some inspiration, and believe that in your story I have found it. Thank you!

9:45 PM  
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12:29 AM  
Blogger Justin said...

I think it is very grateful of you to want to really get to know your fans. The people who go far are people with hearts, and you clearly have one. I respect you more than you will ever know. You continue to inspire me each day with your class and sophistication. Your the kind of person taht people spend their whole lives looking for, you have a lot ahead of you.

Well about me... Im working hard to start an event planning business in one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the country, as Jennifer Lopez once said "those who cant wed, plan!" (and considering Im gay and cant seem to find a great guy I dont see a wedding in my near future so I plan them). I have very high hopes and goals for myself and I will do anything to acheive them. I am outgoing and energetic. Oh and of course a fashion fanatic, my mother ran a high end boutique and I loved it, not to mention it helped me aquire the fabulous wardrobe I have :)

Well I hope you are doing wonderful since PR, and trust me its all for the better, you have so much suppport and talent you can do anything in the world!

12:31 AM  
Blogger me said...

um, hi.
i saw u on PR and i was like, that guy is cool so it was rather upsetting to see u be eliminated instead of angela...but anyway...how cool that u're also born in taiwan! me too. = ) um, i'm about to go to high school and summer is a little bit boring but then again, i'm not so sure that i want school to start...ok, so yea. hi.

3:56 PM  
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