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Sabrina F. Ahmad
and outrageous or just plain annoying, the Rising Stars crew has managed
to add some action into your Thursdays. Ever wonder what goes on behind
the scenes, the secret lives of the weirdos who bring you this magazine?
Well, now you can get a sneak peek at what's happening with the team.
INTRODUCING OUR CAST OF CHARACTERS FOR THIS WEEK:
³ The Mood Dude
³ The Girl Next Door
³ Raffat Apa
Also presenting our additional stars for today's episode
MoJo: The homecoming queen of the RS, and the person responsible for
telling everyone about the top teen dating spots.
Riyana: When this lady's in the house, it's not your problem anymore.
Last week, we had the Mood Dude all duded up for what we thought was
an assignment to cover a lingerie store. If you've read last Tuesday's
Star Lifestyle magazine, you'll have noticed that he didn't get the
story after all. When the scene opens this week, we find out moody hero
in a murderous mood. He's just noticed the first episode of the Rising
Soap, and he's out for blood, twisting a computer chord in his hands,
with a murderous gleam in his eye. Not too far away, Armeen and Afreen
are plotting the next 'fattafying' story they're going to write.
(Enter The Girl Next Door and MoJo)
To this, Armeen answers her with a blank stare, her attention suddenly
seized by something else.
"Hello...Earth calling Armeen"
Armeen: (blushing) "Sorry, TGND...er, ah, I was a bit distracted."
TGND: (Looking around her) "Okay...oh, okay...I get it." At
this point, the quiet humdrum of the RS office is shattered by a piercing
Armeen: (Squeezing her eyes shut) "Okay...who killed whom today?"
Afreen: Relax. Raffat Apu just noticed that MoJo's back.
(Enter Raffat Apu)
RA: "People! The Internet connection is out...again. I need a cover
story...now!" The last word of this sentence was uttered in a low,
Darth Vader kind of voice, and instantly, there was a mad dash for every
MoJo: (looking around her, bemused) "Hey, what's going on?"
Afreen: "Shh! If you act busy and type something on the computer,
she won't sling you with a cover story." Armeen: "Where is
Riyana when we need her?"
At this point, the phone rings, and everyone jumps. They all exchange
frightened glances. The phone keeps ringing. (Readers, feel free to
play your favorite suspense theme music in your head.)
RA: "Well, don't just stand there, answer it!"
TGND: (picking up the phone) "H-h-hello?" (Suspenseful music
grows louder) "Mood Dude, it's for you."
MD: (taking the phone) "Who is it?" Then he laughs, a loony,
evil, diabolical laugh. Everyone shivers. Then he hangs up.
Armeen: "Well, who was it?"
MD: "Riyana. She's mailed in her columns...but guess what? No Internet.
It's not my problem anymore..."
Eyes roll. (Oh by the way, you can stop playing the suspenseful music
now. Let it stop with the kind of DJ record-scratching sound that follows
TGND: (muttering) I was beginning to worry that the 'Rising Soap' thing
had driven him mad.
At this, the Mood Dude gets that sadistic look in his eyes. He picks
up his computer cord again.
MD: "Thanks for reminding me. If I get my hands on the person responsible
His murderous gaze lands on MoJo. He advances steadily, twisting the
cord in his hand.
MD: "Let me get some practice first. TGND, you hold her, I'll use
MoJo: "No! Help!" Shwing! Out come the Wolverine-like claws...aha,
our light and delicate MoJo isn't as helpless as she appears. TGND and
MD back off.
Armeen: (glancing at the clock) "Right, folks. It's time we headed
home. Come on, Afreen. Bye TGND."
TGND answers with a blank stare.
Afreen: "Hey, girl, snap out of it. You at least should be immune!"
TGND: "Kya karu? Control nahi hota."
Who will be the Mood Dude's next victim? Will Riyana's column get published
this week? And what is that secret force that caused first Armeen and
then TGND to blank out? Stay tuned for the next episode of Rising Soap;
same page, same teen magazine.
Wicked Sinner and The Girl Next Door
Anyone (guys or girls) who is interested in sharing expressions and
views and to be pen friends with me can email me at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
From: A Pen-pal boy
I really like the way you write and express your thoughts! Would you
please give me some tips for writing like you?
Somebody cares if you are happy today, If your heart is cheerful and
right. Somebody cares if you are feeling good And everything is going
You are thought of remembered and loved by someone and that someone
From...the prince of your heart.
Together we have seen many things change in this world but our friendship
never changed. You friendship means so much to me that if I stop thinking
about you for a second the closeness between us increases and if I stop
thinking about you then my heart stops beating. So you can understand
how much I love you and I hope that you love me too.
From: The Handsome Devil
help picking out a gift for a loved one? Have a message for that special
someone? Write to us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Not Your Problem Anymore
How are you? I am Tania. My boyfriend and I are going through a bad
time. The problem is that his best friend is a girl and I discovered
that she loves him too. Though my boy friend does not have any weak
feelings for her I still feel insecure. And everytime she's with us
I just can't behave normally. My boyfriend is pissed at me because of
my strange behaviour. I want things to be right. So tell me what to
do. PLEASE HELP ME OUT.
Tell him you are feeling insecure and would really apprecaite it if
he could reassure you and be patient with you. Don't tell him about
the girl now. It might create more problems. If she doesn't make a move
you have nothing to worry about. It's very natural that someone else
might love your guy. That doesn't mean that the person is bad. She's
human. As long as she doesn't do anything, don't lash out at her. If
she makes a move, come clean with your boyfriend and tell him.
Unfortunately office policy forbids me to personally mail you. If you
want the problem to be printed, then please mail me again. In the meantime
I would suggest that you talk to the person you are having problems
with and tell the truth. If you don't reach an understanding, ask someone
who is close to both of you to intervene.
Thank you for your e-mail/card. It is encouragement like yours that
makes the RS team succeed. Unfortunately I won't be able or allowed
to correspond personally. But keep those mails flowing and if you want
to share ideas than you can always mail it to the Girl Next Door.
your problems to email@example.com and we'll try our best to
solve them. Due to limited space, I'm afraid we're only able to print
one problem at a time. Please have patience and give us ample time to
reply and print your problem.
The Girl Next Door
Hope you're all enjoying the rains after the blazing heat of the past
fortnight, although I'm pretty sure the local weathermen must be really
embarrassed, having predicted another sunny week, only to get a downpour
that very night.
Right, I know my mailbox has been packed to full capacity, so a lot
of your mails must have bounced back. I truly apologize. I deleted
all the junk, so you guys can mail me again. For those who are still
going through their A levels, I wish you all the best.
Well, Father's Day is coming up, and I hope you all have some nice
plans for your daddies. If you have any interesting Father's Day anecdotes
to share, please mail them in. It's always nice to hear from you.
I suppose you might have noticed our new mini-series "Rising
Soap". We've started it off by dramatizing the little events
that actually take place in the RS office. Here's an opportunity for
all you budding playwrights out there though: if you have any script
ideas you'd like to share with us, please feel free to send them in.
You might find your ideas being posted as the "Script of the
Month". I'll be waiting to hear from you. Harry Potter fans,
be on the lookout. I'll be doing a special section on the rumors very,
very soon, and we'll have a special HP "Conspiracy Theorist"
telling us his ideas. So keep your eyes peeled.
Okay, that's all from me this week. Take care, and stay cool!
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