Winning Post (June 2012)

If you’re a fan of horse racing in Singapore, you may want to grab a copy of the Winning Post – available at the Singapore Turf Club. =D

Two of my articles on the recent Singapore International Racing Festival and Queen Elizabeth II Race are featured here. Enjoy!

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Puzzles, Beauties & Horses part 2

Singapore International Racing Festival 2012

*Please forgive the blurry pictures below. I took them using my phone and due to the scary crowds, I was often forced to hop around the edges or climb to some higher spot to take pictures. The result: blurry pictures that suffered from too much zoom-in action.*

Okie, the Singapore International Racing Festival (SIRF) is an annual festival, organised by Singapore Turf Club (STC), that culminates in two prestigious races – SIA Cup & KrisFlyer International Sprint. But before the big day on 20th May,  there is a month-long flurry of activities that aim to bring all the excitement of horse racing to the public. So you will get to enjoy the sight of beautiful Turf Belles (girls who were chosen for their beauty, wit and keen interest in horse racing), equine exhibition and even a horseshoe pitching competition!

Turf Belle 2012

Ok, this is essentially STC’s search for its ambassador of the year. An island-wide search saw an overwhelming response from young ladies but they were eventually narrowed down to 11 beautiful young ladies.

These Turf Belles, who would appear at all SIRF events, were dressed in a designer impression of the jockey skills that belonged to the past 11 SIA Cup winners.

I couldn’t get near enough to get a good shot of them but here is a nice poster featuring all 11 of them:

One of them used to be Miss Popularity and Miss Vivacious for The New Paper New Face in 2009…can you guess which one? XD

Here is another picture that I captured with my phone at the NEX Event Plaza on 13th May. That was the day they had their last chance to impress the judges and public voters with their beauty, poise, intelligence and public engagement via a fashion catwalk and Q&A segment!

Turf Belles at Nex…no, that isn’t a real horse. =x

The top winner for Turf Belle 2012 eventually turned out to be Avena Seow, a Christy Chung lookalike. She doesn’t look like it but she really has quite a passion for comedy. Avena even told me that she hopes to be on Noose one day. =D

Well, Avena…if you ever read this post…I wish you all the best.

Avena was also Miss Popularity and Miss Vivacious in The New Paper New Face in 2009! Not a big surprise since she has a pretty bubbly personality…she’s also quite the family girl. =D

Roadshows

The roadshows had an equine exhibition that introduces you to the world of jockeys and their racehorses. There was also a horseshoe painting contest that not only allows you to be creative, but do your part for your charity too! The registration fee of $5 would go to Club Rainbow. =D

Jockeys tend to wear colours that have been “registered” by the owner or trainer who employed them AND they have to be brightly coloured so spectators can differentiate them during the race. =D

As you can see…the Turf Belles are popular everywhere they go. Here they are painting their horseshoes. XD

You paint, you donate and you could even win cash moolah!

The painted horseshoes so far

STC also invited a couple of celebrities to their roadshows. Rebecca Lim graced the one at Tampines 1 on 6th May while Lin Pei Fen hosted the Turf Belle segment at NEX on 13th May.

Lin Pei Fen, 933 FM DJ…she is quite pretty in person!

Horseshoe Pitching Competition

Now this is my most favourite part of the SIRF: Horseshoe Pitching! I even went to try a couple of rounds, but unfortunately I didn’t qualify. =x

Yes, yes. I know my aim is atrocious. T.T

Then again, this game requires a LOT of practice. I met the soon-to-be-champion, Mr Tommy Ho, who told me he created this mock-up of a stake at home and practised using his memento horseshoe he had gotten from a previous competition. I tell you…he is really damn good. Even the emcee constantly put him up as a good example of a horseshoe pitcher.

Horseshoe Pitching Champion 2012! He defeated last year’s champion lei. Don’t pray pray!

This is how you stand in order to pitch a ringer – which is a horseshoe encircling the stake stuck in a sandpit a short distance away. You can still score even if your horseshoe lands within 6 inches of the stake.

Making great pitches can win you moolah! Again, don’t pray pray!

Basically anyone who is over the age of 18, regardless of gender, nationality and religion, can participate. You don’t even need to buy anything. Very cool, right? That’s why you see really damn long queues at the first two roadshows where the finalists were being qualified.

They should make this sport a CCA in schools or something. Quite fun to watch and play too!

SIA CUP & KrisFlyer International Sprint

Now, I’m no horse punter but I’ve gotta admit that the atmosphere at the STC is quite something. Every time the horses are released from the barriers, the crowd went ballistic. Screams, shouts and fists pumping in excitement filled the air around me. The races were over in a couple of minutes but damn…the atmosphere was so infectious that it encouraged me to make a couple of bets too. LOL.

Unfortunately during the SIA Cup, one of the horses I bet on REFUSED to enter its gate and even threw its rider down a couple of times. =x

Wah…I bet the trainer/jockey must be quite sad to miss the chance to enter this international race. Even horses were flown down to participate lei. Such a good life. =x

Parade ring for the competing horses at STC

Prize giving ceremony for the SIA Cup. Our President was there to grace the event too!

You guys should probably go visit the STC at least once to see what it’s like. I know…it doesn’t exactly look like a glamorous place to be due to all the uncles and aunties but STC do organise events where you can dress up prettily like the recent Queen Elizabeth II Cup. They had this Marquee Party where people could party and watch the races at the same time. =D

AND! If you want something different for your wedding banquet hoh…you can also consider having it at the STC. XD

No one will be bored since they will be horse betting. Hehe…just don’t bet your angbao money away, ok? =x

Puzzles, Beauties & Horses part 1

Wow! I can’t believe it’s been almost four months since my last post. =x Well, good thing I have a couple of events to share with you. Hehe…and I shall divide them into TWO posts. Muahahaha!

Escape from WEREWOLVES!

First up: the Real Escape Game that has been taking Singapore by storm! I first knew of this game from Sarahcoldheart of the Seriously Sarah fame. She and our fellow Tweet pals had participated in “Escape from the Mysterious Cathedral“, which took place at CHIJMS in January. As one who is kinda into casual games of puzzle, I was intrigued so I decided to pull my bf along to the next instalment to see what it was like.

The concept was simple:

You lost your way and wandered into a village where werewolves attack people night by night. As the villagers disappear one by one, you can feel the fangs of the werewolves getting closer and closer to you.

Can you reveal all the mysteries in time, and escape the Werewolf Village?

Sounds exciting, right? Well, I was pretty excited about the game. I knew that it wasn’t going to be easy, but that didn’t mar my anticipation. =D

On the day of the game itself, I met Hanyang – the friendly representative from Gatecrash I had worked with during my CXC event – and he told me that the event was so popular that the session I was going to attend was sold out! o_O

Anyway, he was concerned that I had arrived with just my bf since a typical group is made up of 6 people. But I assured him that my Twitter pals would soon arrive and we would definitely make up a full group or two. XD

The Twitter Pals!

Okay, to be frank…I was completely clueless throughout the game. We were marooned in the *Scape warehouse and no one could leave the area until 1 hour later. I tried my best to solve the complicated puzzles, but I think my bf was better at this kind of thing than I am. =x

Along with the other male member of our group, they solved half the given puzzles while I fumbled around uselessly and trying to help. =x

I think the answers to the puzzles would have eventually occurred to me, but sad to say…the countdown and intense atmosphere in the warehouse shut my brain down. =x

I think in the event of a zombie attack…which somehow needs a puzzle to be solved in order to end the apocalypse, I will not be the brains. Let me hold the gun instead. =x

Wait…I can’t even aim properly. =x

*NYUUUUUUUUU!*


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See you at Comics Xchange this Saturday & Sunday!

Hiya guys! It’s going to be 1st & 2nd Oct soon! And that means the Comics Xchange is going to be upon us soon! =)

The seminars & workshops now have group discounts of 5% for 5 or more people so if you’re still wondering if you should sign up for one of them, grab this chance now. =)

Our seminars & workshops target amateur artists who want to level up their skills in the creative & business arena. The seminars, for example, feature Karen Leong who is an Influential Communications Expert. She will guide participants on how to present themselves in a professional yet influential way so doors of opportunity may open for them. Wu Di from Manga Castle will show how the law of attraction can “attract” people to invest in your passion. =)

Jerry Hinds (ACAS & Niceone Entertainment) & Aravind Menon (Jove Pater Media) will also cover the creative aspects of writing & time-saving art techniques to help boost your current level in producing comics/manga.

So we’re not just focusing on the creative side of comics, we want our participants to be business-savvy too! =) It’s good that you get to do what you love on a regular basis but even better when that passion helps you pay the bills as well. =D

And the bazaar will feature superhero body art by Function Junction, epic lightsaber fight by Fight Saber (see below video), talented artists like Collateral Damage Studios, Comix Pandora, Kelvin Chan & more so you better not miss this event. =D

Cheers!

Comics Xchange 2011

In case you’ve been wondering where I’ve been in my absence…I’m proud to announce that the brainchild I’ve been working on is finally ready to be born! On October 1 & 2 this coming year end of course. =) I’m co-organising it in conjunction with the Association of Comic Artists Singapore (ACAS) & Story Kitchen to bring you the first ever EDU-FUNTAINMENT event at the Goodman Arts Centre.

Comics Xchange is an event for the creatives by the creatives. There will be seminars, workshops for the kids, a 24 hour comics drawing marathon and even a bazaar to satisfy the shopaholic within you! XD

DATE: October 1 and 2 2011

VENUE: Goodman Art Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053
Find out how to get there by clicking here…

HIGHTLIGHTS
Let’s Talk Comics & Business – CXC Seminar
For the very serious but inexperienced enthusiast, a number of esteemed local speakers from the world of comics, manga and graphic novels will give a series of talks, specific to the subject matter and how it also affects numerous vertical markets. Subjects include everything from the merits of quality writing and draughtsmanship, to the essentials of presentation, publishing, distribution and new digital platforms. Attendees will have a chance to bring along their story and art portfolios to obtain on-the-day critiques and maybe even land a trial assignment.

CXPO Bazaar
For those in search of out-and-out fun! A dedicated artists realm will be the place to go to purchase inspiring local comics and artwork. Focused pop culture retailers will add to the festival feeling, offering generous discounts on leading books, merchandise and apparel. Not forgetting the open invitation to cosplayers, courtesy of CosAsia – Singapore’s premier costume retailer and purveyor of the fever, will have their own special 50+ strong entourage present! The life & souls of any party, the best dressed on the day will have the chance to walk away with top value sponsored prizes, ranging from free books and manga, to posters and movie tickets. Artists’ booths will be made available for rent. Details coming soon.

CXC Captions and Actions Workshops
There are many forms of writing, and few are as unique as comics — the Captions Workshop will teach and demonstrate basic fundamentals of plot building, story structuring and how to develop narrative and character dialogue. For those artists who are curious about how to create their own characters and concepts — the Actions Workshop is just the place to be, sharing potent knowledge on how to generate vibrant story character visuals, and how to integrate them meaningfully as part of a concept.

Captions & Actions Workshops are for anyone age 12 or above (including mature adults!). All classes are devised & conducted by Senior Members & Associates of the Association of Comic Artists (Singapore) (ACAS). Prizes will be given to the best students over the two days, including cutting-edge digital devices that can aid in all aspects of comic creation.

24 Hour Comics Day @ CXC
For the very serious and most proficient comes this incorporated International event – the challenge is to produce a 24-page comic in 24 hours. The event was successfully launched in Singapore last year with 30 participants, and this year it is expected to generate even greater interest. The stories completed will be shortlisted for possible publication in December. This is not a competition, but a challenge for oneself. Uncompleted works are dubbed ‘Noble Failures’, so there is no shame in failure here, because all efforts embrace the spirit of the challenge and remain worthy of celebration. They can be completed after the event and still be considered for publication.

WHO ELSE IS WELCOME?
Cosplayers, family, friends, kids…basically anyone who is interested in the world of comics and manga are welcome to drop by! There is space for everyone. =)

We will release the sale information for the seminars/workshops/booth rentals soon, so do stay tuned to this space! In the meantime, do drop by our Facebook Fan Page or Twitter~! Our website with all the ticketing details will be launched very soon.

So don’t forget to stay tuned! XD

Light at the end of the tunnel

This blog post was made possible by Cozycot & Spa-Lon.

If you’re suffering from skin problems like eczema, acne, pigmentation or an overly oily complexion etc, there is now light at the end of the tunnel. Literally speaking. =D

You see, I was invited to a Spa Buffet blogger event organised by Cozycot and Spa-Lon. Once there, we were treated to an informative talk on treating various skin conditions with light. Yes, you heard me right. Light.

But wouldn’t light harm my skin? I can see you cover your precious organ (which is our largest one by the way) protectively. Well according to the Spa-Lon representative (didn’t really get his name, sorry about that), it depends on the frequency of light. Which of course contributes to the colour of light we will get.

Human skin regenerates under certain frequencies of light and different colours carry out various functions. For example, do you know that yellow light can boost natural collagen production in your skin? Or that red light kills bacteria and blue light is good for treating acne?

So how does Spa-Lon use light to treat a whole spectrum of skin conditions? By using the ATP-38, the latest breakthrough in beauty and wellness. It combines TEN therapeutic technologies to treat not only your face and body but also your hair! It all sounds very cool right?

ATP-38: The Most Powerful LED Device in the world. (According to their press release)

According to the Spa-Lon representative, this technology poses no harm to your skin because it uses LED light instead of laser ones. Laser light will destroy your first layer of skin cells so they can grow new ones. BUT, LED light penetrates your skin and encourages the cells to regenerate instead. Hence it takes on a more holistic and healing technique. This device has 3 wavelengths namely red, yellow and infrared (which is invisible).

One of the device demonstrations we were given.

Feels a little like tanning lights, huh?

Some of us managed to try out the services but due to an overwhelming turnout of bloggers, I wouldn’t be able to give you an account born from my personal experience but here are a few pictures to whet your appetite:

A blogger tries out the treatment for her eye bags...after a skin consultation of course.

The light treatment begins.

Leg therapy for eczema (She reminds me of a young friend called Korin. XD )

My new found friend at the event, Pris, tries out a treatment for her face.

And there you have it…can’t really tell you whether it works or not because we didn’t have enough time but for a real-life experience of the treatment, do check out Pris’s blog. =D

What I learnt from 7 authors & 1 publisher

Last night, I had the opportunity to attend a APSS meeting thanks to Karen Leong, who is a really brilliant speaker cum inspiring friend of mine. I wouldn’t normally be found at a meeting targeted at nurturing speakers but this particular one had several published authors who were there to give valuable insights on the art of writing and publishing so Karen asked me along. =3 If you guys get the opportunity to attend such events, you should really go for it. You don’t just learn, you also meet people who could help you on your way!

Here are the esteemed authors who made their appearance at the meeting:

  • David Goldwich: Author of Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? Win-Win Negotiation Skills, and Getting into Singapore
  • Eric Feng: Author of Get to the Point!
  • Christian Chua: Author of How to be a Success Magnet, From Singlish to English, The Essential Teenage Handbook (and more)
  • Mukul Deva: One of the pioneers of the Indian thriller novel, and Author of three bestsellers in three years.
  • Shirley Taylor: Author of 8 books and Series Editor of 8 books in the STTS Success Skills Series
  • Tremaine Du Preez: Author of Think Smart, Work Smarter in the STTS Success Skills Series (Korean translation rights bought within 5 days of publishing!)
  • Michael Podolinsky CSP, Pearson Prentice Hall author of 13 books

Now, only 1 of the 7 authors present was a fiction writer. The rest were all motivational speakers/authors but hey, the tips are valuable nonetheless so I shall share what I learned here. All you aspiring mangaka and writers who want to get started on your Great Novel/Manga had better sit up and take notes! =3

1) It is possible to complete a book within 20 days: According to Michael Podolinsky, all you have to do is block out 90 minutes every day to write. It doesn’t matter when you do it as long as you devote 90 minutes to just pure writing. Tremaine Du Preez did it by switching off all internet access and her handphone.

2) There is no such thing as a writer’s block: If you know your subject, if you have a life full of personal stories, if you have an outline that details what goes into your book, you shouldn’t even be complaining about a writer’s block at all. If you don’t know enough about your subject, then research research and research!

3) Make a contract with yourself or your friends and family to complete your project: Many of us procrastinate. I know I do so I end up not completing myRainy Skies project as I should. =x BUT! If you make a solemn promise to yourself or your friends/family to deliver by a certain date, you can do it! As Mukul Deva mentioned during his talk, “Any fool can have a dream, unless you put a date to it.”

4) Give your readers what they want: A few questions that publishers will frequently ask aspiring writers/mangaka: will your book sell? Will it appeal to your target audience? Does it fill in a lack in the current market? While you’re penning your great work, do it with these questions in mind because according to the statistics compiled by Bowker, publisher of Books in Print®, an average of 336,814 books were published worldwide each year from 2002 to 2008. So to sum it up…how can your book stand out as a drop in the ocean?

5) Books sell best in series: What does JK Rowling, Laurell K Hamilton, Tite Kudo and Masashi Kishimoto have in common? They’re all bestselling creators with wildly popular series.

6) Come up with a plan: Shirley Taylor, who is another great speaker, showed us a template she used for her books. Since she’s a communications specialists, her books are more of the how-to variety. She divided her chapters into manageable sections that people can easily digest in an instant. Of course, we can’t do the same for fiction books or manga but at least come up with a plan. It’ll get you going when you run out of juice while writing or drawing. =3

7) Social media is your best friend: We’re now living in an age of social media. Involve your readers in your creation. Get them to run votes on the type of product they’ll like to see. Like what Eric Feng would say, “don’t just bake a cake, ask people what type of cake they want to eat.” Sounds logical hoh. He also mentioned that readers who get involved in your product are more likely to buy your book. Makes sense, doesn’t it? =3

8 ) Self publishing vs published by a publisher? Both have their plus points:We had this really handsome dude from Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) come in to talk to us about being published by a publisher such as MC. Chris Newson, who is the GM of MC told us that being published by a published is vastly different from being self-published because the publisher takes on the unenviable task of marketing. They will put your books in the bookstores, arrange for book signings etc etc. Oh, one thing he mentioned: bookstores are the worst places to launch a book because the general public don’t really give a damn about your book unless you are James Lee or JK Rowling or Tite Kudo. Chris then went on to recall how heartrending it was to organise book signings but no one turned up. =x

And if your book is launched at the same time as MM Lee’s book? Good luck, pal. =x Hence, social medial such as blogs are very very important in pushing your book into the public awareness. =3

Christian Chua is a self-publisher, but then again he owns a printing company of his own. While publishers sell in bulk, he sells his books by first doing a small print run, then sending free samples to his target audience. For example, Christian first printed 450 copies of a book before sending them as free samples to ALL the primary schools in Singapore along with an order form. Only after receiving orders did Christian run another bigger print run. =3

Another self-publishing benefit that Christian mentioned was the ability to cut side deals, like sponsorships if you happen to mention a particular brand/company (several times) in your book. =3

9) Work with the publisher you’re most comfortable with: Someone asked how to choose a publisher during a meeting and the general consensus among the guest speakers was this: work with someone you can click with. So what if Publisher A can give you 10 times as much upfront as compared to Publisher B, which makes a more affable partner? A long-term working relationship is what gives you the best opportunities and least headaches. =3

10) A book is really judged by its cover: I’ve said this before and I will say it again. Books are judged by their covers so do invest in a good designer or artist to do your cover or you will regret it. =x Go to the bookstore and sit there for a few hours like Eric Feng to find out what are the type of covers that attract people. Or run votes on your Facebook page to garner opinions. Trust me, a cover can really make or break your book sales. It’s just like how a pretty girl will catch your eye first before the average one will, right? =3

AND SO! The top 10 gems that I managed to glean from the meeting. It has been a really wonderful experience because everyone is such a good speaker! NO ONE, and I repeat, NO ONE stumbles over their words (like moi). T.T

And everyone was so energised, I felt thoroughly exhausted after the session. LOL. But hey…you guys should really go for such sessions if you can coz it’s really galvanising and inspiring. =3

In fact, I’m going to wake up earlier every day to write for 90 minutes! Girl Guide Promise! >.<

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Image: domdeen / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

’tis the season to be snowy

Changed the template so I can see the snow better…hehehe…well…I didn’t get to win the omy blogger contest where 10 lucky bloggers get to go for a 5 Days 6 Nights SEA Cruise! So lucky right? Remember Mui Yee, the blogger I had met on the half day cruise? Well, she’s one of them lucky buggers. Hehs. You can check out their blog updates etc on the official website itself.

So last Thursday, I attended a Women Leadership Forum organised by ipac (Women Mean Business). They had a talk and discussion on how companies should step up the beat and recognise for the wonderful talents that they are. Panelists include

  • Stuart Hendry, Managing Director of APAC Commercial Business, Cisco Systems
  • Aliza Knox, Managing Director, Online Sales and Operations, APAC, Google Singapore

Check out the pictures that were taken at the event…

It was quite the eye-opener for me coz I’ve never been to networking events such as these. I mean seriously, there’s a certain art to being able to mingle with strangers with ease and jump into the conversation with style. Quite fun coz I met people I would never have met under normal circumstances…lol…of coz I might have run into them at the bus-stop or the kopitiam but hey, how do you know that they’re the Managing Director of so-so company, right? Not unless they go around announcing their position. =x

Well if you’re interested in joining such events and meet new people (always an exciting experience), ipac has more events coming up next year! One of them which I’m particularly keen in participating in is “A Man Is Not A Financial Plan‘. The more people joining, the cheaper! =3

You might think that as a single, you don’t need to attend such talks but hey, it doesn’t hurt to learn more about female financial independence! You know how it is, when women get married, they tend to leave all financial matters to their husbands. And when their husbands leave them or pass away, these women are at a loss. =x

So don’t leave things to chance. Start planning for your future. =3

*Photos are courtesy of ipac Singapore*

I love Anisong!

Whew! It had been a really hectic weekend coz Borders was having its sale at Suntec alongside the AFA event. Really crowded. Really squeezy. Everywhere we looked was…

people...

people...

and more people!!!

Quite scary. =x Plus there were tons of cosplayers milling about. Luckily they opened up another hall at the end of the level for the cosplayers to mix around and have their photos taken so the crowds weren’t as bad as they could have been, especially when there was a looooooooooooong snaking queue of otakus who wanted a piece of the AFA action.

One of the cosplays I took...was feeling a little more sianz than usual coz of the crowds. Would have taken more pictures but big cameras kept blocking my view. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

malc had booked the tix for the Anisong concert featuring Hatsune Miku, Jam Project and Ichiro Mizuki (fondly known as Aniki or big brother in Japanese) so it meant that we were able to gain access to both the stage (for guest appearances of other celebrity acts and seiyuus) and the AFA event itself. Lucky us. Hurhur. =x

Ahem…anyways, we didn’t stay long in the AFA hall because the place was so darn crowded. It was quite literally a feat to get from one end of the hall to the other but luckily we ran into malc’s friend who was an AFA helper and she told us we could get nice big (and free!!) photos taken against THREE different backdrops. Not ones to miss out on a freebie or three, we quickly availed ourselves of the opportunity to cam-whore. LOL. Would have shown you the pictures of the backdrops but the photos I took turned out blurry. 😦

Saw some cars though…

What's better than a hot babe and a car? A hot babe plastered on your car!

The side of the same car...

Wanted to check out the oft-raved-about butler & maid cafes but the queues totally put us off.

I heard the prices for the maid and butler cafes were like super ex though. =x I wonder if the standard of the food justified the prices. I mean, yeah la, the butlers and maids were more or less value added but… =x Oh wells…

StarHub was there to provide people with an opportunity to try being voiceover talents too. Would have tried if not for…you’ve guessed it…the loooooooooong queue. =x

Wanted to do some shopping but the milling crowds gave me a headache so with the lack of anything else to do, malc and I decided to venture into the dark cold stage hall to check out the  seiyuus, Japanese voiceover talents for their anime, Milky Holmes.

The seiyuus (voiceover talents) were like any kawaii Japanese girl - fresh-faced and cute

They performed the following theme song from the anime:

Quite cute but I wanted to go check out the Borders Book Sale so malc and I decided to go our separate ways (he wanted more of the icy cold stage hall programme) until it was time for dinner. But ALAS! The Borders hall was crowded as well and the cashier queues were, if possible, worse than the AFA one coz they didn’t look like they were moving at all. Wanted to buy a few books de, then I took one look at the queues and felt very =.=. In the end, I just went to comfort myself with New York Cheesecake at Bakerzin while malc spent more time in the icy cold stage hall checking out guest appearances of Jam Project.

After dinner, it was time for the concert! So after popping a couple of painkillers (had a headache from seeing too many people), we happily trooped into the icy cold stage hall for the concert.

It was totally amazing. The audience was on its feet most of the time, with otakus of all sizes and ages jumping and waving their glow sticks as if their lives depended on it. The plump boy beside us was so energetic that we had to move out slightly into the aisle for fear of him hitting us. =x We were sitting next to the aisle so we could just shift slightly to the left.

The enthusiastic fans of Hatsune Miku, Jam Project and Ichiro Mizuki danced and waved their lightsabers/glowsticks/hands in the air as the performers ruled the stage with their powerful vocals and awesome stage presence. I’m telling you that these young people are truly WOW coz they could like sing word for word for every song the performers sang. =x

I totally ‘五体投地’ these young fans.

Anyways, malc was surprisingly energetic but I honestly can’t keep up with the energy levels. =x Too much effort required. LOL. Well, I did jump and dance a bit while I waved my complimentary glowstick coz one of the singers from Jam Project kept looking in my direction so I was kinda stressed to do something. I mean, if you were a singer at a really active concert, it’ll be highly disconcerting to have a seated person who looks sleepy, right? =x

And Aniki performed, OMG, song after song after song after song after encore after encore. Truly an established performer at the golden age of 62. OMG. I don’t know if I can still be active as him at that age. >.<///

Another person to 五体投地 to.

Granted, the performers were not really my usual cuppa but it was enjoyable and fun. Thanks Jam Project and Aniki. I hope you enjoy your stay in Singapore. If you’re thinking of checking them out next year, do watch these videos of their songs. Don’t be like the two couples who paid over $200 for the concert tix, probably didn’t expect what they paid for and left halfway. =x

Jam Project

Aniki