Tuesday, November 20

A (Male) Model's Life - A Glimpse

As requested by Yellow...

Are they hot or scorching even?!

Check out Dennis O and Oh Ji-Ho!

NOTE: This post is a humorous entry to parody Yellow's latest post.

Thursday, November 15

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

One of the many reasons why I love this tiny island is the arts scene. Trust me...itz WAYYY better than Melbourne's or Adelaide's (I lived in these places for 5 years)

Christmas period is my fave time. Besides being the celebration of the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, it is also the time of many concerts and playing of christmas songs.

The following are some concerts I would love to catch this season!

Jeremy Monteiro, Tuck & Patti and Paul Ponnudorai
Singapore, USA and Malaysia
22 Dec 07, Sat, 7.30pm
Concert Hall

Great company, abundant goodwill and fantastic music. What better way to mark the yuletide season?

In A Jazzy Christmas, Singapore’s "King of Swing", Jeremy Monteiro, acclaimed duo Tuck & Patti, and soulful singer-musician Paul Ponnodurai celebrate the festive season (as well as Jeremy’s 30th year in the world of jazz) with a delightful lineup of Christmas songs, original compositions and well-loved jazz, blues and gospel standards.

Husband-and-wife duo, Tuck and Patti, has been known to take audiences' breath away, melding guitar virtuosity and soulful singing into "an intimate musical conversation that involves everyone, moves everyone, shakes everyone" (Aspen Times).

Vocalist and guitarist Paul Ponnudorai has been acclaimed by Time magazine as "possibly the greatest musical interpreter of our time".

This December, experience some of the greatest musical conversations between friends in A Jazzy Christmas and let these gifted musicians lift you up with their music and passion.

(110 mins, with 20 intermission)

Pricing: $40, $60 or (i cannot afford liao)

The Standards: The Beatles, Nat King Cole, Teresa Teng, and Shanghai Jazz
Presented by re:mix
by re:mix
16 Dec 07(Sun) 3.00pm & 7.30pm
Recital Studio

Foo Say Ming violin, music direction

"To say the full-house audience enjoyed re: mix... would be an understatement" - Straits Times Life!

This December, re: mix traces some of the music of popular culture and examines how these works have become the "standards" of today. As a collaborative project with local composer Kelly Tang, re: mix also explores the potential of these musical pieces as concert pieces for the contemporary classical petit ensemble.

Delight in the music of Nat King Cole, Teresa Teng, and music that is increasingly known today as Shanghai Jazz, as well as selections from Peter Breiner's Baroque Beatles brought to you by re: mix and Kelly Tang.

Pricing: $20!

(No intermission)

Simple Gifts: Christmas with the Singapore Lyric Opera
Presented by Singapore Lyric Opera
Singapore Lyric Opera
20th and 21st Dec 07, Thu & Fri, 7.30pm
Concert Hall

In this time of sharing and giving, let the Singapore Lyric Opera present you with a gift of seasonal songs.

Enjoy the exuberance of John Rutter's Magnificat performed by The Anglo-Chinese Junior College Choir, Yishun Junior College Chorale, the Amadeus Chorus and the Singapore Lyric Opera Chorus, together with soprano Nancy Yuen. And delight in the angelic voices of the Singapore Lyric Opera Children's Choir, accompanied by harpist Katryna Tan, as they present Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols, one of the 20th century's seminal choral works.

Then celebrate with the choirs as they bring you popular carols and invite the audience to sing along.

Performing with the combined chorus is The Philharmonic Orchestra, led by young and upcoming homegrown conductor, Joshua Tan Kang Ming.

(110mins, including intermission)

Pricing: $18, 28, 38, ok...enuff...

Anyone interested? Leave a comment or shout at the CBox/shoutbox/tagboard

Saturday, November 10

A Short Update

Not really sure how to start nor write this entry...too many things to write abt.

Itz been ages since i last blogged about my personal life. Work really takes a toll on my energy. I really wanna blog so much...there's so much to say BUT coming home after 8pm on average, I feel so so tired that I cld hardly go on MSN let alone blog. (but i make it a point to have a post at least once a week)

So tonight I thot I just write abt watever comes to my mind and not care too much abt my english, grammar, spelling, vocab, etc

I want to blog abt my birthday...put up the pictures, talk abt my new job at Alexandra Hospital.

In short, I will blog later and more abt my birthday week, and my new work life.

I had thot tt my birthday this year wld be relatively quiet but thanks to many frenz, I enjoyed myself and din feel lonely. e.g. Yellow was very sweet to pei me for my birthday dinner. And mummy and shan ordered a nice cake for me despite them being in Adelaide. (So surprised and touched). Thanks to my sis, I had a life changing experience by going thru LASIK.

Actually before my birthday, i was rather depressed with the things my life was...but God is gracious and even when u forget Him at times, He never forgets you.

Then after bd week, LASIK, then a job interview and an offer. The rest, as they say is history (ok ok...not exactly history...)
I enjoy my work at AH, being able to do what I want to do and more. I love giving talks to the schools. It is very fulfilling and I dun dread it. I try to practise Kaizen (continuous improvement) in my talks so as to improve myself with each talk. Plus the kids are rather adorable and endearing.

The colleagues at work are nice. Boss is understanding enuff (but i still waiting for my first BIG scolding...everyone gets it so i'm just hoping to get mine over and done with)
Plus many many other perks in this job! I'm lovin' it!

So much I dun mind a bit of OT and going back to work on Saturdays!
in fact...another few hours and I'll be back in the office!

Well, hope this is a good enuff update my dear frenz...
cheerios! more details coming soon...stay tuned...

Sunday, November 4

I'm Lovin' It! Life After LASIK...

For many people and myself, laser treatment mean new freedom -

  • freedom to change the way the world sees you
  • freedom from the time-consuming, day-to-day hassle of glasses or contact lenses
  • freedom to play sports without the inconvenience of glasses or contact lenses
  • freedom to go on holiday and to work without worrying about your eyesight (bringing lens solution, extra soft lens, etc)
  • freedom to wake up during the night (and in the morning) and see clearly
  • freedom to not have the need to take off glasses to clean the fogged-up lens after leaving an air-con environment to a non-a/c one
  • freedom to swim without glasses or optical goggles
  • freedom to simply clean the perspiration off your face during exercise

It has been a month and my eyes are healing pretty well. Just the occasional dry eyes. Nothing eye drops couldn't help relieve! :)

Edit: btw, I did my op with the LASIK Surgery Clinic at Paragon...nice friendly people. Pleasant waiting areas too (Got macs to go onto the internet)