Wednesday, February 28, 2007

And the photos keep coming..

Technology is really gloriously amazing. Well, when it comes cheap, of course! Just got off the phone from a three-hour (hour, not minute!) conversation with Ena, and mind you, it only cost $2.50 AUD! Boy, if only they had such cheap rates back then! I would have never been plagued by $500 phone bills. Oh that works out to about 14c per minute btw.

Well, notwithstanding the fact that how the IDD company makes money remains a mystery, it sure is a comfortable change to be able to hold long-dist calls within having to give much thought to how much it's going to actually cost. And with free incoming mobile calls, a 3-hour conversation from Australia can actually turn out to be cheaper than a local mobile call of the same duration.

Ok, strange world. I'll give ya that.

We had the PAFF Chinese New Year lunch today. Oh, not forgetting the "cohesion" segment which consisted (again!) of a bowling tournament! I swear, the nicest colonel award in MINDEF or SAF unanimously goes to PAFF's big boss Col. Benedict Lim. Well, the 9-course lunch sure was well-appreciated!

But I guess it didn't help that I was sitting right between Len and Jon Tay. Len just seems to bring out the cam-whore in me, and Jon Tay couldn't stop his vinegar antics. Yeah, he was basically dipping vinegar into everybody's noodles, tea, and dessert. And then he would watch the unsuspecting victim gorge on the poisoned product and burst out in laughter with some beverage in his mouth, morphing instantly into what one would agree to be a close resemblance to the Merlion.

Put 11 crazy MDC folks on the same table and what you get is nothing short of pandemonium. Apart from the fact that a table usually only sits 10 (not 11!), the small servings of each dish didn't really help. It was the first time I ever see an entire dish being cleared in 10 seconds (really not shy, let me assure you), or a lo hei aftermath that resembles a war zone.

Well, enough talk I guess. Photo time. Really sorry to have to spoil your appetite, folks!

Being absolutely bimbotic with chopsticks.

That's the fella who just loves his vinegar. Total lame ass!

The legendary Len. Now you know what I mean. How to not take photos??

Oh well, since I'm at it.. Here're some CHINGAY photos. Please pardon the hugely gross overdose of pink and purple. All CHINGAY photos courtesy of Joel "deathspyke" Jay and my sis.

Justin stoning out before show.
Toshi and Jasper finding their way down Orchard Rd.
Jon Tay rocks on! ...in Pink!
Gina & me in full festive swing!
Fireworks too loud for comfort! Andre & Justin.
Attack of the purple samba dancers.

Crowd-mingling! Lynn and Ina.

John Chua & Charles. Definitely enjoying the parade proceedings, eh?

I'm actually feeling much more tired than I look!

Well that's about it for now. I still have loads to put up, though! Krispy Kremes and Fitness First soon!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Face Artistry

Ok, some CHINGAY prep photos. Being the natural cam whores that all MDC people are, we couldn't resist a little show and tell! Photos were taken on Fri at the PA studio before the preview.

That's Lynn. She has limitless energy.

Gina and me outside the studio.

Me and Fion.

Choon Hui & Fariz!

This was taken during show briefing. Oops!

Me and Len! He's a bigger narcissist than me, but he won't admit it!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

CHINGAY 2007

has ended! for me at least. it's back to MDC VE shows from next weekend, probably the last shows as a 6-man VE outfit. The CNY week was a crazy one for me! Went to Gabby & Fariz's housewarming party (no photos from that one though), and on Thursday went to Butter Factory for the first time to support Jeremy and Choonhui for their dance competition. They kicked ass, naturally, and got first!

Jeremy & Choonhui's team Yakuza


And there was, of course CHINGAY 2007, which turned out to be a ball of crazy, exhausting fun. I don't have any photos of that yet; still waiting for friends to send 'em over to me. Will post them up as soon as I get them.

March Madness Month is approaching soon! There's my JLC class, SLO concert, three to four ALD wedding gigs, and my usual teaching and performance stuff. Plus, 3 VE members are leaving, so the fate of the rest of us three seems really uncertain right now. I'm not really looking forward to be attached to tech for artist shows! And there's my Melbourne trip coming up! Yay!

Well, anyhow, on an related note, if you need Prison Break Season 2 Eps 16 & 17, I have uploaded them online so just let me know!

Monday, February 19, 2007

It's been awhile, hasn't it?

I'm actually blogging! It really has been quite awhile since I posted something here. Don't think anybody reads this anymore, which can turn out to be a good thing sometimes. You can air your mind, but nobody's gonna read it.

So here goes.

CNY, comes and goes. It's no different this year, so next year I'll REALLY try to go overseas. Better still, get my whole family to come along! It'll be good. The whole family hasn't been on a real holiday (Malaysia, doesn't count at all, sorry!) for more than 10 years. In fact, I don't even recall once where the whole family has gone for a holiday together. So I suppose one is really in order.

CHINGAY 2007 looms nearer, and with it bringing more and more trepidation each day. Every stroll down Orchard Road comes with a series of flashes and visions of me in my pink suit dancing at that very spot on the road. *shudder* Well, I guess I can envision no more. Preview's coming up on the 23rd, which is definitely much sooner than I can say.

So apart from my life being so terribly busy and just about falling apart to bits with the unnecessary drama that seems to plague me, I guess I don't really have much to talk about. Not used to blogging now, after so long! It's CNY, I'm hungry and I've ran out of hair styling cream cos Watson's and Guardian and NTUC are closed. Ok, that was pretty random, I guess!

Was just browsing through some old photos, and guess which one I ran across:


Definitely happier times, eh? When I first saw that I could almost feel the photo mocking me. But hey, you were right. I would be the one to get hurt the most.

Happy year of the Pig, folks!