Monday, April 27, 2009

Flying off again

I am going to Jakarta (again) this coming Thursday. I have been going to Indonesia quite often for performance recently, maybe we have yuan fen. This time round, the title of this performance is 'Best of ASEAN Performing Arts' and the ASEAN secretarist as well as ministers will be there. So my troupe leader is kind of nervous.

She told us, can only succeed, cannot fail.

Actually we everytime perform also cannot fail one mah.

Anyway, we are going to set off this Thursday at freaking 750am. Yes, that means I have have to be in the airport at 530am. I am going to sleep on the plane but too bad it's not going to be a long flight.

This time our sponsor is very generous. They booked Singapore Airlines tickets for us. Each ticket cost about $400+ which is considered quite ex for such a short flight.

Yay, I will be bring my mung mung there. I think mung mung will be happy to go overseas again. :)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

KTV Queen

KTV is one of the most popular thing to do in Singapore.

One fine evening, the Ponyo team and tiam soh were at the food centre opposit Harbourfront eating cheap and good food when suddenly we talked about KTV. Yayi's character is 事不宜迟, immediately go after eating. We booked a room and all the way chiong down to dohby ghaut. Lol, want to do means do it right away!
So the trio arrived at DG at around 8.30pm. We started singing and Yayi is a powerfuly singer. She kept singing all the very high pitched songs like 'xin bu liao qing' etc for the whole 3 hours. She made me sing along with her and I almost died out of breath after like 3 songs. Trained vocalist is indeed different. She doesn't feel tired at all and continue wailing away..

Tiam soh on the other hand is a conservative singer. She is Biyu jie's mummy by the way. She sang the older and slower songs. LOL, it's like an interval after some crazy pop songs we sing. We sing 4 pop songs then she sing 1 oldies. Intermission for us to rest.

The part went high awhile later on and we started jumping around and dancing. Tiam soh also joined us in the dancing hoping to shake off all her tummy fats. Hahaha. It was so funny. I jump and dance until I so out of breath. Yayi continued to sing her high pitched songs and asked me to sing along. I told her I dun wanna sing because I know my voice will 'break', the song is too high for me. She said that's ok,'just treat it as it's me who break voice. Hahaha..'

-_- Bad ponyo.

At 11pm, we completed our KTV singing session walked all the way to the MRT... Thus ending a crazy night....

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Ponyo 2 人组

Recently, I have been going out with my nanyin teacher Miss Cai Ya Yi. She is 2 years older than me and I oftern refer to her as Miss Chua in my blog.

We tried to refresh our memories on how we became good friends because initially I didn't really talk to her when she came over to help us perform. Then it came back to us of the time when I first went to her class, Biyu jie told me that Yayi teacher like to watch movies too and we can go together. She then later told Yayi the same thing. Lol, the first movie we watched together was Ponyo on the cliff by the sea. After that we 一气呵成 (as described by yayi).

Since that day we watched Ponyo, she started to call me Ponyo and I will sometimes call her ponyo too. She told the other members that we are Ponyo 2 人组. Hahaha. Mad.
She told me that if I wanna blog about the adventures of Ponyo 2 人组 then I must start from the day that we watched Ponyo. Lol, that was so long ago but I did what I was told, I started from the Ponyo movie.

After that, we watched the movie DMC. She love the movie so much that we now keep imitating the actions that Lord Krausser did and the way he speaks. Yayi also became a fan of that actor and I suggest her to watch Deathnote. She loved it too and sometimes she will imitate L.

Crazy girl, she go and cut her hair after watching DMC... cut into 'mushroom head'! I can't
believe it. I will never cut my hair like that... LOL

So now, we will plan what to do on the weekends because we are both so bored and looking for new exciting stuff to do. So one day, we decided to go to Macritchie reservoir for a walk. That day was qing ming festival and Yayi suddenly recited the poem:


At this moment, we saw a wooden sign post pointing to us the start of the trial in Macritchie so I told her the poem should end as...


LOL~ Hahahaha This line now became a classic.
We took a super long walk in macritchie, covering 3 trails in order to reach the HSBC treetop trail. I think we walked about 6km to get there. Yayi almost died before reaching treetop trials. She was so tired and we were also rather unlucky as it was drizzling slightly that day.

The longer trail of 3.7km was full of pebbles. We trek all the way up and down to reach our final destination before 5pm.

Yay~ Finally we reach the treetop trail! The scenery up there was very nice, we can see very far away some HDB flats.

When we got off the hanging bridge, we came by this long flight of stairs. Yayi almost broke down, look at her expression! We were so damn tired by now but we persisted on to climb up that flight of stairs. In fact, we have no choice, lol, this is the only way out.

Tired of the stairs, we sat down to take photos. You realise I didn't take photos of myself. Ya, cuz that day I was sweaty and dead looking so I didn't want to take photos. Only Yayi took cuz she wants to let her husband see her adventures.

Hee hee... we were fascinated with this big leaf! I said it was bigger than my butt!

When we finally got out of the reservoir.. (after more than 10km of walking) we were so dead and we couldn't find the way out. The only way to go out is to walk along the singapore club road till we reach Thomson road but yayi could not walk any further so we called a cab. At first we didn't know where we were. There were no road signs or any landmarks. Heng, I got GPS, so I used my handphone to find out we are at singapore club road.

Abit stupid right, lol but ya, we called a cab to take us to plaza sing where we can have some good food. Then later on, Yayi husband came to meet us.

The adventure doesn't end here. Yayi husband wanted to buy the electronic drumset from Yamaha but the person told him it's out of stock and ask him to buy a more expensiveone. It's $2500 for crying out loud! Yayi didn't really like the idea of buying the more expensive set so we loitered there till the shop close, lol... Finally they decided to visit the other yamahas the next day to get the drum set. Heng for them because they got a cheaper set at the other shops and I mean really alot cheaper.

So now, yayi husband is even busier playing with his drumset liao...

More adventures of the ponyo team coming up! Will blog when I have time...

Friday, April 03, 2009

Go To DMC!

I just watched the jap show 'Detroit Metal City'. It was a very nice show!!!! I kept thinking of the funny scenes and they made me smile. :)

The story is about this guy from the country side whose dream is to become a singer who sings sweet love songs. With his dream, he went to Tokyo and ended up in a death metal rock band! He thought that the songs he sang in the band was disgusting but he was very popular and the band cannot survive without him. So he has like a double side of him.

I think the guy, the main lead, acted very well. He looked very cool as Lord Krausser (DMC).

Him as the death rock singer in the troupe called Detroit Metal City.

And he fell in love with this girl who (didn't know he is in the band) told him that she thought the band was horrid.

And he went home..

I think this guy is very suitable to dress up as a death metal singer. His face brings up the make up very well.

Go see this movie! I told Ponyo (miss chua) and she loved this movie so much that she cut her hair like the guy! Now she got a nickname call mushroom head. lol..

Here is a mtv from the movie, Satsugai, meaning KILL~

My Expense

I just went to print my bank book to keep track of my spending and to my utmost surprise, I only spent $400 last month!

I think it has been a long time since something like this happened. This $400 is my total spending, including my eating, drinking, travel, play and bills.

I don't know how I did it but it's good la. Hahaha... Last month saved a lot of money. Hopefully I will save a lot this month too. All the money will go into my 'Travel around the world Funds'.

Woo hoo~ Who wanna go greenland with me???

Or Egypt?

Or France?


I have never applied for credit cards in my life because I don't see the need to. Everything the credit card can do, can be done by the debit card and moreover, I don't really like to pay bills. I always forget my bills so there is a risk of incurring interest.

However, recently, I realise one thing about credit cards... They got lots of discounts! Hahaha... erm, but so many cards dunno which card got what discount. Most importantly, I want to have movies and ktv discounts cuz I watch alot of movies and sing alot of Ks!

Anyone of you have any idea which card has got the most discounts on movies and ktvs?

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Earth Hour

Do you know Earth Hour? It was on last saturday, 28 Mar, from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. I don't know if this is the first time Singapore took part in Earth Hour but this is the first time I took part in it!

This Earth Hour actually started from Australia. It is to raise awareness for global warming and how we can help by switching off unnecessary electricity devices.

Here is a promotional clip on Earth Hour.

It was a pity that during this 1 hour, I was at SL having a meeting. However, I did tell everyone that it's Earth Hour day and we should try to off some of the lights off to show support. Though we can't off all the lights (we were having meeting!) but at least we off a large part of SL's light off. At least something.

It was a pity that I was in SL else I will go Esplanade and see the CBD buildings off their lights for that hour. It must be quite fun to see those BIG lights switching off. Hmmm... Ah well, at least I got this clip to show you guys. It's a worldwide roll out of the most famous landmarks switching off their lights at 8.30pm.

I voted EARTH, what about you? Did you vote on that day?