Monday, December 29, 2008

Winter Matsuri

27th Dec. Saturday ~ We were invited by the organizer to attend Winter Matsuri, a small scale musical festival held at Fort Canning Park.

Winter Matsuri Promo Poster

Met up with Nath at Dhoby Ghaut MRT station & went to lunch at Bratwurst Shop in Plaza Singapura. I simply love their sausage with sauerkraut! xD

Sausage lovers & stop the dirty thoughts! =P

Climbing up Canning Hill in a blazing hot day is a torture! The event was held at Black Box Theatre at Fort Canning Centre & we were early.

Gracing the event posters xD

Thanks goodness for the air-con in the theatre! After resting in cool comfort, we set out for some photo shoot around the park.

Swinging Girls!

Eh... more pics can be viewed in my album

When we took a break from posing, a group of Filipino amateur photographers approached us with a request to model for them. Poor fellows with all those elaborate photography equipments & nothing for them to shoot... so we obliged...

We Are Models! xD

Not really nothing for them to shoot coz I noticed at least 3 groups of cosplayers hanging around there for 2 ~ 3 hours. Why didn't those photographers approach them? Those cosplayers were in fancy costumes & I wasn't wearing anything outstanding or as some cosplayers ever accused me of, scandalous. Was wondering what are those cosplayers doing there. The organizer had announced that Winter Matsuri is a musical festival, not exactly for cosplay. I was told that in a certain forum, some cosplayers were flaming the organizer regarding this event & vowed to boycott it. Yet, on that day, I noticed within some group, are those who had flamed & complained. Self Shot! So pitiful, desperately craving for attention?!?

Failed Attention Seekers?

Those kids were playing, taking pics among themselves & mostly, melting in the torturing sun. No one bothered about them. Many passer-by just gave them puzzled looks like... eh... weirdoes in a park? So sad & irony that the attention they craved for are unfitting ones. =P
After our photo shoot, we went back to the comfy air-con theatre. Still early... so we have some fun posing with electric guitars. No, we didn't play with them, no touching of controls or strumming, just carry them for photo shoot & put them back exactly as we found them.

Rock & Roll Girls! xD

Managed to get a shot with an aspiring singer, Ana Natasha, whose poster graced the venue.

Aspiring singers... no, not me! =P

Finally, the show is on & the music rolled... leaded by a band called...


I dunno much about most music, unless it's Kpop of the '90s. Helven played mostly Rock & Roll which I like also, unless it gets too noisy. =P

Followed by a duo dedicating their song to someone whose birthday falls on that day.

Singing Duo

And it's Natasha's turn to be a star.

Natasha back by Helven

Aspiring Star

There are more lively performances by Helven who are the main star of the event, singing & acting typically like any Rock & Roll band. They belted out many popular Rock & Rock numbers & even a nice one they had composed. Their fans are not disappointed, clapping & cheering them on...


Let the music play!

After the music ended, comes a birthday celebration. The birthday boy turns out to be Romey, a member of Helven. Surprise of surprise... big cake, birthday song, poppers popping, wishing, candle blowing, cake cutting, the whole works! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Romey!!!

Birthday boy with cake & poster

Of course we shared the joy & took a group pic...

With Helven

Enjoyed myself tremendously at Winter Matsuri & this X'mas season is quite happening for me. And since it's the last few days of 2008, let me takes the opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year! May all your wishes & dreams come true with the new year ahead!

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

X'mas Gathering

Wed 24th Dec. 2008 ~ It's X'mas eve, but it's not a very big occasion here especially among non-Christians. I'm a free-thinker as many of my friends are too. Even though we may not have the tradition of celebrating X'mas, that does not prevent some of us from having a little fun. So we gathered at a friend's place to chit-chat over food & drinks. It's one of the very few occasions that many of us can find the time to do this, away from our hectic working life. This year, it's a pity many couldn't turn up due to the continual rain which had been pouring since the night before.


As the evening wears on, a number of them got into a card game. The loser get smacked with powder on their face from the rest of the players. Well... they got their wish for a White X'mas... no snow, powder... LOL! xD

Powdered! =P

Around midnight, after the rain stopped, we went to a nearby park to set off firework! Eh... no firework allowed & it's illegal. So we used sparklers & poppers as a poor substitute. =P

Sparkling Time!

pic 4* Special display from Nath & me

And for the grand finale, a 21 guns salute! Erm... half that... =P

Ready, Aim, FIRE!!!

Although many do not celebrate X'mas here in the actual sense, some of us still buy presents for each other & I received...

12 gifts for the 12 days of X'mas! xD

Hope many of you enjoyed X'mas & Happy Holidays to All!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Fantastique Ice-skating @ Central

Sunday, 21th Dec. ~ I love to ice-skate & also love watching ice-skate performance. For this X'mas season, there's an ice-skating musical performing at The Central. So I went to take a look. It's free anyway. xD

Zirkus Fantasy Ice-Skating Musical Show

Since I have lots of time, I went down to Clark Quay for some quick photo shoot before going over to watch the show. Yayaya, I'm a photo hog, so what? And I've a personal photographer who is able to take pics of me anytime I want & he really loves doing it. Eat your heart out! =P

Me clowning at the fountain =P

I'm a fashion rebel!

Yep, the words said it all =P

And the world is mine! xD

When it's nearly time, we walked over to The Central.

At The Central with their X'mas tree

The ice-skating musical is Fantastique! Beautifully choreographed performance with dancers of psychedelic colored costume gliding across the ice accommodated by wonderful music is a pure delight to watch.

Let the show begins!

Skillful performers on ice

Lovely ice-skating duet

Swinging her around dizzily xD

Headless Gents & Cutie Lady

It's the Blue Ranger! =P

Raarrrrrrrrw! So the lionesses dance to the tune

Dance of the female lions

Here comes the Red Ranger! xD

And now, it's the turn of the Flame Eater!

Fire on Ice!

Fascinating solo by a beauty

And in closing, the magnificent finale

The show is a great success... with me at the very least. It's really a Fantastique & a magical experience. I love it!
If you are into musical on ice, you should go watch. It's well worth your time. The performance will last till X'mas eve. The schedule for the show is on my first pic at the beginning of this entry.

Since it's the season, in closing, I'd like to take this opportunity to thanks all my readers & to wish everyone a Merry X'mas & Happy Holiday!

Merry X'mas!