Models Of Queens
Like A Melody
Whether it’s modeling or
on the microphone, Woodside’s Weili has been in the spotlight for years
hitting all the right notes.
This 22-year-old beauty of
Taiwanese origin has only been into modeling for “a couple of years,”
she said but in that short amount of time she has been making photographic
magic with various photographers and turning heads at fashion shows both
here in New York and in Taiwan.
When she initially arrived
in America and Queens a then high school aged Weili’s plan was to simply
study classical music.
But as a student at
LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts in Manhattan, she not only
became a hit with percussion instruments and studied classical piano – she
also set forth on the road to becoming an accomplished singer who is able to
sing in both English and Chinese.
Currently Weili is working
on putting together a tape to demonstrate her vocal capabilities and
described her musical tastes as influenced by pop and R&B.
Weili said she first got
into modeling while in Taiwan and, with the help of UModels, is continuing a
“People seem to like my
look,” she said and according to her, her lips are her best feature
because, “I think they are just right.”
It’s easy to see that most
things are right with Weili and it’s no surprise that modeling was a
career that seemed to find her.
“People came to me and
asked, would you like to do that,” she said.
Although she is willing to
go along with invitations to model, don’t expect her to say
"yes" to a night out on the Queens bar/club scene.
“Queens, for me, is home.
It’s more like a resting place,” she said.
A typical night out in
Queens for Weili sometimes means a trip into Flushing for “the best
Chinese food in Queens.”
Even though modeling has
been good to her, Weili’s true love is singing.
Her “main goal” is to
“finish my music,” she said.
While searching for the latest movie news on the internet, one entertainment-minded QConfer noticed that the cable movie “Prison Song” – featuring musicians Mary J. Blige, Q-Tip, and Elvis Costello – was coming to video and decided to read some more about it. It turned out that another rap artist – nineties superstar Snow – starred in the film as well.
Snow blasted out onto the
scene in 1993 with the triple platinum album “12-Inches of Snow,” which
featured the seven-week number one Billboard smash “Informer.” Snow was
a white guy from Toronto singing with a Jamaican accent and the public ate
But, the liner notes on his
first CD reveal a strange pattern. In various spots, the notes read,
“Jamaica Ave. boys stay cool,” and “Love to the whole Bayside sound
factory.” The credit section said it was recorded at “Bayside Sound
Recording Studios in NY,” and Snow’s fan club is listed at
“P.O. Box 503, Bayside, NY 11361.”
revealed that the high school drop out and prison regular was
actually discovered in New York City by producer MC Shan while on vacation
in the early nineties. He spent lots of time in Queens, and while on bail
for an attempted murder charge, he recorded his album and set up his fan
club here. He also met the Queens rapper XXX, who wrote the tune “The
Plumb Song,” on Snow’s fourth album, “Mind on the Moon.” Snow is
currently working on a fifth album, and is focusing on being a good father
to his daughter Justuss.
Just for kicks, QConf sent a letter to the Snow Fan Club in Bayside. Two months later, there still hasn’t been a response.
Opening Day At Shea
Although the month of June
may be known for 30 days of frenzied and joyful weddings, marriage is a
12-month affair, according to one Queens entrepreneur.
Dave (as he prefers to be
called) has attained the American dream through the lens of a camera. A
native of El Salvador, at age 19, he decided to join his brother and try his
luck in America.
Dave heard that with a
little ingenuity and perseverance, anyone in America could have his own
business. His romantic Latin
nature went into gear, and he showed up at the Marriage Bureau at Borough
Hall one day with a simple Polaroid camera.
Dave offered newlyweds and
bridal parties a lasting memento at a price they couldn’t refuse. What a
was over a decade ago. Today, Dave uses the latest in professional equipment
to enhance the flowing gowns and smiling faces.
He never misses a wedding and even advertises with a festive business
card that bills him as “Dave, Photography And Videos For All Occasions.”
A Look At This Baby!
Mega-corp Verizon recently
delivered their new triplet edition, weighing in at eight pounds, four
ounces. The colorful baby is overstuffed, won’t be changed for another
year, and grandma can’t pick it up.
According to residents
around Queens, there are Verizon directories lying around apartment house
lobbies and refuse facilities because children, seniors, the handicapped,
and muscle-challenged users can’t handle its bulk.
Verizon Media Relations
Director Elizabeth Tusing reported the company conducted a study to
determine what kind of telephone directory City residents preferred, and
concluded that 72 percent of users in “Brooklyn” approved of the
She noted the use of two covers for one book instead of four covers for two books will have a desirable environmental impact and help facilitate recycling.
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