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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Singing in the Rain to make a splash here!

Being a lover for musicals and plays, I jumped in excitement when I received an invitation to watch Singin' in the Rain musical which was held at the Marina Bay Sands Mastercard Theatre.


In summary, the storyline brings us back to the late 20's , the early years of Hollywood film making when it was still making silent movies and with the introduction of audio recording, it rolls out a series of events which led the cast to find out about some of the technical issues that it comes with, things such as microphone placement issues and also audio/video synchronization issues which churned out lots of laughter and applause from the audience. Apart of finding out issues, there were also solutions and techniques that came up, such as sound dubbing and lip syncing.

The story goes as popular silent film star, Don Lockwood together with co-star Lina Lamont and friend, Cosmo Brown get caught in the transition from silent films to talking pictures (films w/ audio) and through a chain of event which got Don Lockwood falling in love with Kathy Selden, who would later in the play, be the voice of Lina Lamont to help save the production ' The dueling cavalier ' because of Lina's terrible voice.


I suppose the favourite scene for everyone is where rain pours down after Don Lockwood walks Kathy Selden home and start dancing in the "rain". Waves of rain water were swishing towards the front row audiences! Oh yes, if you were wondering, they were given ponchos and we saw some of them rushing to put on their ponchos for protection!

Book your tickets now for an evening of entertainment!

Ticket Price (excluding booking fee):
S$65, $95, $135, $165, $195
Performance dates:
Thu, 9 Jul - Sun, 2 Aug 2015
Tue - Fri: 8pm
Sat: 2pm & 8pm
Sun: 1pm & 6.30pm

Venue:
Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands

Duration:
2 hours 30 minutes including a 20 minute interval

Monday, June 08, 2015

Birthday Treat for Myself

I realized that it's been forever (not literally) since I last upload anything on this space! Shall post a few pictures taken on my birthday last month. Fine dining was like an annual affair but I decided to skip it this time and went for something cheaper, more sumptuous and a whole lot more than fine dining!

I went to Todai (really, people couldn't stop making fun of the name lol), lunch hour costs $75 nett. I won't say there's a lot of variety but the food is really good. There's no sashimi at the Japanese section but there's sushi.
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Then there's a lot of crab meat that I was looking forward to! Muahahaha, let's go mad with the crabs!
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How many times did I went back for a refill? I can't remember.

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Different cuisine available. Woohoo! See that brow chunk there? They are escargot, omg! I took a huge spoonful of it, yummy!
I was a little disappointed that they don't have any birthday special offers or anything =(

Then we took a walk at Gardens by the Bay cause I haven't been there before, so many flowers!... And tourists. But what a beautiful place! It was really sunny and I wasn't too keen to explore the outdoors too much. Took a flower shot but I'm ain't hipster enough, hahaha.
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At the end of the day, Todai may be expensive but I would love to go there again with my friends, there's the 3-for-1 promotion which I think is really worth it! Food makes me happy, very happy =D Last not but the least, thank you everyone for your well wishes!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Rubbers Movie Review

When I was first invited to this movie, I had no idea what to expect. After all, my handsome friend Smith, who's a lifestyle cum sex brogger invited me to watch such an RA movie. It definitely came as a surprise after I found out that it's R21, a movie made in local by our local talents and actors! I was very excited, what more it's 3 stories weave into one movie.


Cumming soon... On 30 April 2015
"Singapore, the present day, 14 Feb. In the middle of having sex on Valentine's Day, womaniser Adam Kok (Alaric Tay) is dumped by girlfriend Eve (Gillian Tan) for refusing to use a condom. Unable to get any other girlfriends to come round to slake his desire, Adam fantasises about his favourite AV star, Kawaii Momoko (Oon Shu An).

Meanwhile, the elderly Hua (Catherine Sng), fed up with husband Niu (Marcus Chin) always visiting a prostitute, Mai Chun (Fiona), in Geylang red-light district, considers divorce. However, she delays her decision after being sold a dildo on a three-day trial by sex-aids salesman Leslie (Cheong Yew Mun).

Elsewhere, journalist Bao Ling (Yeo Yann Yann), 40, who's been man-less for the past six years, comes home and imagines a human Durian Condom (Lee Chau Min) in her flat; begging to be used, as its expiry date is due, the condom urges her to get laid quickly. Bao Ling contacts a "plumber" called Thor (Julian Hee) and waits in readiness.

In the meantime, Adam wakes up to find he's wearing a condom that he can't get off. He calls the civil defence, but a female officer (Kym Ng) brands him a pervert. Momoko then appears and tells Adam she's punishing him for his refusal to use condoms. However, when she offers to suck it off, she becomes attached to his crotch.

Bao Ling's efforts to have sex with Thor all lead to nothing, and he finally admits that he needs some human understanding before he jumps into bed with a woman.

Meanwhile, Niu, reminiscing about a stunt involving condoms that he pulled on Hua at high school 50 years ago, has an idea about how to woo her back again."
-Filmbiz Asia

What I can say is that, this is a very Singaporean movie. With a smattering of Singlish, Mandarin and Hokkien, the veteran actors were able to accurately portray out the frustrations and desires towards sex. Even though the scenes doesn't weave in smoothly, the director enjoyed using flashbacks to make the audience reminisce. And I think everyone's favourite story is the one with Oon Shu An. Acting as an enthusiastic Japanese AV star, she and Adam plays out an unrealistic but hilarious nightmare about not wearing a condom. I have(or heard, I suppose) not seen it coming but gosh, she does have a really sexy voice!

Here's the trailer:


Wanna know how Shu An actually prepare for this movie? How she actually does her sexy voice and poses? Watch her interview here!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Forever


"Atonement can take many forms... A heartfelt apology, a grand gesture, a silent prayer, or something more complex, more gray, more difficult to decipher.
And while it's true that no amount of atonement can ever change the past, it does have the power to heal us, to restore relationships and connections we thought were lost forever."


Those words were from the show called "Forever", said by oh-so-handsome Henry. I couldn't agree any more with Henry, such beauty and truth in these words. I have committed mistakes before in life too, and I genuinely felt apologetic. It's hard to say, but I confess in my prayers with all hopes that the people affected would understand. No grand gesture is needed, for no amount of atonement can ever change the past.

For some of the lucky ones, we managed to restore our relationship with them . As for the rest of us, we are still waiting.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Thoughts on Lee Kuan Yew's passing


Not trying to jump on the bandwagon but I think this is a day I would like to pen down my thoughts, as a Singaporean, of how and what I was doing when I received the news of Lee Kuan Yew's passing.

It happened in the middle of the night, I took a nap after dinner and woke up at 2am. For some unknown reasons, I could not fall asleep and was feeling a little nauseaous. It must be the aircon, I thought. So I turned it off and sat in front of the com, watching Key & Peele's videos. It was quite funny, then I needed a break and decided to go to Facebook. I had not expected to see any updates as most people would be sound asleep at 4am in the morning. But yeah, that was when I saw it.


We had all expected it somehow, but did not know how we would receive it. Tears welled up, I know the impact of this news is going to strike hard to people who know him. It's 4am in the morning, everyone is sound asleep and I am probably the first few to know. Dawn is a thousand miles away, and I cannot imagine how the people in Singapore would feel, waking up to this saddening piece of news. I could not sleep still, so I went downstairs to grab a cup corn from McDonald's.

Walking along the streets, the silence of the dead night was just about to get broken by morning sounds of people arousing from their slumber.Somewhere out there, alarm clocks are ringing and there are more vehicles on the road. There are taxi drivers that had gathered at coffeeshops for their morning cup of coffee, someone was walking her dog on the street, and as I entered Mcdonald's, few youngsters are watching the Barcelona vs Roma game (ended at 2:1 btw). I wondered, do they know that a great leader had just passed away? I would think not, if they weren't actively using Facebook or on social media sites.

Definitely, Lee Kuan Yew had ruled with an iron fist and made some unpopular decisions. But it had led Singapore from a 3rd world country to where it is today, in a mere time span of 50 years. We rose up from the post-war rumbles to enjoy economic success, shiny skyscrapers and international recognition. I don't think this is something that can be downplayed from Lee Kuan Yew and leadership. We cannot just praise him alone for the success of Singapore, but we have do know that he had taken charge of an excellent and driven team that had the same vision as he does. We may or may not know, but be rest assured that he had well rewarded those who fought on and forge forth with him.

My favourite image of him would be this:

The devotion, love and respect for his wife is absolutely remarkable. I do believe that this is the kind of love many girls hope to have.

And this is an image taken by Alex Yam

"As he lays a fatherly hand on the back of Chee Kiang, a young well-wisher, for a photo, it was that same moment that he turned round and just gazed at the many tributes left for Mr Lee." -Alex Yam. If you go to the original image and zoom in on PM Lee's face, this is sadness on the face of not a politician, but of a son.

Should you want to read articles about Lee Kuan Yew, I have already consolidated a few links here for you to read. Personally, I enjoy readng simple articles and those that does not refer the people around him by their last names. Just seems a little rude if you ask me. Here you go:

Remembering Lee Kuan Yew: Tender side that not many see - Former chief investment officer of Government of SIC
‘He will never say: Do this, do that’ -Dr Lee Suan Yew on Singapore and Arts
'I did not feel regimented or restricted' Lee Hsien Yang on his father
Mr Lee Kuan Yew's wife's death left a void in his life - Lee Kuan Yew's life after his wife's passing
Remembering Lee Kuan Yew: Brother used his wits to help family Lee Kuan Yew's sister, Monica

Mr Lee’s body will lie in state at Parliament House from 25 March (Wednesday) to 28 March (Saturday), for the public to pay their respects. Those who wish to pay their last respects at Parliament House can do so from 10 am to 8 pm daily from Wednesday to Saturday.

A State Funeral Service will be held at 2 pm on 29 March (Sunday) at the University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore.

The State Funeral Service will be attended by the late Mr Lee’s family, friends and staff, the President, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, Old Guards, senior civil servants, grassroots leaders and Singaporeans from all walks of life. The State Funeral Service will be followed by a private cremation at Mandai Crematorium.


Thank you, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. No words could describe my gratitude for the things you have done for Singapore and her people.
Rest in peace.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

King of Mahjong Gala Premiere

Last week, I attended the gala premiere of King of Mahjong at Resort World Sentosa.

As someone who really love the Mahjong movies with Hong Kong actors inside, I'm even more excited to see local actors collaborating with the HK actors and making a movie about the best CNY activity:
Mahjong!

King of Mahjong is directed by Malaysian director Adrian Teh, the movie runs for 112 minutes and premieres on the first day of Chinese New Year, 19th January 2015. It stars regional artistes - Chapman To 杜汶澤, Michelle Ye 葉璇, Cheronna Ng@Super Girls 吳嘉熙, Venus Wong 王敏奕, Adrian Tan 陳凱旋, Lenna Lim 林家冰, Mark Lee 李國煌, Patricia Mok 莫小玲, Dennis Chew 周崇慶 and Richard Low 劉謙益.

"“King of Mahjong” centres on the decade-long feud and eventual reunion of Wong Tin Ba (Mark Lee) and Ah Fatt (Chapman To), two top disciples of the legendary mahjong maestro, Master Ru.

20 years later, Wong Tin Ba, who is now a world-acclaimed mahjong champion and magnate, shows up in Ipoh to challenge Fatt to a final showdown – The World Mahjong Championship. Despite Wong’s insistence, Fatt declines to join the competition as he is determined and contented to lead the life of a commoner.

In a bid to force Fatt into the showdown, Wong abducts Fatt’s wife, Ramona (Michelle Ye), and threatens her to be on his alliance. Fatt has no choice but to join the championship as Wong holds his wife hostage. On the mahjong table, Fatt and Wong compete as the finalists; Master Ru’s secret legendary mahjong move and the truth comes to light as the winner emerges..."



Thanks to Clover Films, I got really good, front-row seats. It was really awesome to see the actors make their entrance and see them up close!


Got to sit in front with all the familiar faces, seeing the actors up close, awesome x3! My take on the movie would be 3/5. It's like those Hong Kong Chinese New Year movies about mahjong, but they aren't as lame as Stephen Chow's. The comedy factor is still there, and Chapman To 杜汶澤 often steals the limelight whenever he appears. He is truly a funny guy, not just because he acts in all these comedies. His only lament is that he doesn't speak mandarin well enough to expand to mainland China's market. Mark Lee's laughter gets a little dry after all, you will see what I mean but the rest of the actors are familiar with their roles, boosting the overall comedic effect of the script. It wasn't too cheesy, although some characters could have been better. My only issue is Michelle Ye's in the movie. Her role is rather questionable since Fatt already know her motives and didn't matter to his participation in the Mahjong competition. And I could not be sure whether she's is bipolar or retarded. Apart from that, our local actors does act well in doing their moral support for the movie. I'd say, worth a watch for laughs!

Check out the movie trailer here:

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

N.E.mation! 9 – Watch, Vote & Stand to Win Attractive Prizes!

N.E.mation! 9 had finally begun its public voting phase! Late last year, 10 representative teams from various schools around Singapore had foregone their holidays to take part in an exciting journey of animation at the N.Emation!9 competition. If you had been following my blog, you would have seen the efforts that the teams had done to produce their animation clip!. As the production phase ends on a high note, the animation clips for each teams are now ready for viewing.

Head over to nemation's website where you can vote and view the clips at the same time.


Voting begins from
  17 Jan 2014 (12.01am) - 09 Feb 2015 (11.59pm)
 There are 4 platforms for you to vote on, and each platform allows you to vote for 3 teams. That means you have 12 votes to give away to the most deserving teams!

  1. Visit www.nemation.sg from your PC. View all the clips and vote your favourite 3 clips!
  2. Visit m.nemation.sg to vote on your smartphone or scan the QR code to reach the same page.
  3. Visit N.E.mation! Facebook page on www.facebook.com/nemation
  4. Vote via SMS to 76677 in the following format:
NE8 WEB [1st choice], [2nd choice], [3rd choice] NRIC Full Name
Example:NE9 WEB C1,C2,C3 S1234567A Ben Huang

Do take note that you cannot vote the same team 3x on the same platform, they have to be 3 different teams and each person is only allowed to vote once on each voting platform! That means if you are sending in SMS, you will not be able to key in this:
NE9 WEB C1, C1, C1 S1234567A Ben Huang
It must be 3 different teams like this:
NE9 WEB C1, C2, C3 S1234567A Ben Huang


Here's the prizes you stand to win while voting for the teams:

They are quite attractive so in order to maximise your chances of winning them, do vote on all 4 platforms!
In case you are wondering which are the two teams that I represent, they are:

C2 Stepping Stones by AlphaCrescent (Crescent Girls' School)


C3 Painting Faces by Believed Beliefs (CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls' School)