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Strudel the Elf

23 Dec

This is my first season working in Santaland at Macy’s as an elf. Strudel the Elf, to be precise. I get to make Christmas memories, working for the big man in red, and it’s a pretty sweet gig! Santa Claus is seriously the best boss EVER! 🙂

Naturally, I figured that Strudel should really have a theme song. I wrote this song right before the Christmas season really started back in November, but just recorded and edited the video for it a few nights ago.

Please check out my attempt at editing a music video for the theme song for Strudel the Elf! Oh yeah, it’s in German. In case you wanted the lyrics and translation, here it is below. MERRY CHRISTMAS! 🙂

Vocals & Piano: Teresa Hui, AKA MOI

Lyrics:
Mein name ist Strudel die Elfe
Ich komme aus North Pole
Es ist gerammelt voll
Mein name ist Strudel die Elfe
Ich bin eine deutsche Elfe
Der Schnee ist sehr weiss
Wie auch Brad Pitt und Bo Bice
Ich bin eine deutsche Elfe
Santa Claus, Santa Claus ist mein freund
Ich bin eine super Elfe!

Translation:
My name is Strudel the elf
I come from the North Pole
It is fully crowded
My name is Strudel the elf
I’m a German elf
The snow is very white
As well as Brad Pitt and Bo Bice
I’m a German elf
Santa Claus, Santa Claus is my friend
I’m a super elf!

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GRATITUDE – Badoo Thank You Video

25 May

I just recorded this video yesterday, on May 24th, 2012 at my 5th and final Badoo billboard in NYC — Queens Plaza!

Thanks again to my 4K+ voters for helping me get my own billboards throughout the city! The amount of love I received for the Badoo Project was totally beyond my wildest dreams, and I couldn’t believe just how many of you “had my back”! And I had votes pouring in for all over the WORLD! Awesome!!!

Also, big thanks to BADOO for all the love! Rock on!!!

Love you all!!! ❤

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Teresa’s Badoo RAP!

18 May

I decided to write a RAP to thank all 4K+ of you guys who voted for me to get my own billboards all across New York City with the Badoo Project! And thanks to Badoo for all the love!

Enjoy! 🙂

Badoo Photos by Kenneth Cappello — http://www.kennethcappello.com

Music & Lyrics – Teresa Hui
Vocals & Keyboards – Teresa Hui

Lyrics:

Chorus:
Badoo, Badoo, Badoo-oo-oo-oo-ooo-oo-oo-oo-oo — Badoo!

I’m just a girl from Brooklyn with big dreams
Grew up with Nathan’s hot dogs and egg creams
Spent most of my life in Brooklyn’s Chinatown
Where they simply have the best dim sum around

Recently I moved to Bensonhurst, BK
A really nifty ‘hood right by the bay
The pizza in this town just can’t be beat
They even now have dough made with whole wheat

The food in New York is simply the best
Have some of this, some of that, be our guest!
But we’re more than just great food, we have it all
From Broadway to the Met, even b-ball!
(Yo, Linsanity!)

This is the place to be to become a star
Whether you sing or dance or play guitar
I heard about a project for Badoo
A chance to be on billboards, a dream come true

Went to the shoot, the pros dolled me up
Accessorized, glamourized, for my close-up
When they took my photos, I felt at ease
After all, these folks shoot celebrities

My pics looked really hot, yeah, that was sweet
We even got to have some tasty treats
The experience was too freakin’ cool
All of you folks at Badoo rule!

CHORUS

The photos on the site had some hot dudes and chicks
Over 1,000 New Yorkers were in the mix
A few lucky folks would get to say “Hello”
Their face all over the city, that’s cool, yeah, fo’ sho’!

You had some judges choose the cream of the crop
And let the public vote on who should be tops
One girl and one guy to be the “Peoples’ Choice”
This was completely up to the voters’ voice

I told all of my friends, and they told theirs
Retweets and pins galore, and a ton of shares
From my fam to old buds I hadn’t seen in years
And even some celebs, wow, this had me in tears

I even wrote a song on my ukulele
Made a video so you would vote daily
Each day my votes went up, filled me with glee
4,000+ of you must really love me

When they announced I’d won, I was thrilled
One of my biggest dreams had been fulfilled
To be a New York billboard celebrity
And make it in the best and greatest city

I’d like to thank my voters for all the love
For all my guardian angels, watching from above
I couldn’t have done it all without you
And the biggest thanks of all goes to you, Badoo!

CHORUS

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Badoo Ad Campaign Video Starring MOI!!!

18 May

I wanted to thank everyone again for helping me win the “Peoples’ Choice” award for Top Girl for the Badoo Project! Since April 26th until the end of May, you can see my face on billboards, taxi-cab tops, bus shelters, and lots of other fun media!

Out of the 26 winners, I was one out of 4 who were chosen to be featured in a video web spot for the ad campaign! Check out my ukulele and opera skills in this video — while RUNNING! Seriously, it wasn’t as easy as it looks!

Also, it was pretty neat how they shot it: They had a u-haul with a “gyro cam”, like what they use to film the top marathoners during a big race. This was as close to being an elite runner as I’ll ever be, since I probably won’t be able to run a 2 hour marathon anytime soon! Haha!

I had a loooooooonnnnnngggg shoot day: 12 hours! It was raining, though the cameras can’t pick up rain unless it’s a torrential downpour. Still, it was a lot of fun running through the streets of Manhattan, (literally) stopping traffic! We got lots of looks, and people were wondering “Who the heck IS that girl that they’re filming running in the street???”

Check out the video! And also check out Badoo.com! 🙂

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My Gig for Macy’s

12 Apr

Here’s a video from a gig I did for Macys.com with Clinton Kelly of “What Not to Wear” from 2010.

Sad thing is, I STILL don’t know how to dress myself. Sorry, Clinton!

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“Not Acceptable” R-Word PSA

3 Apr

My first national commercial! This PSA also featured Jane Lynch and Lauren Potter from FOX’s “Glee.”