Time for another local arts plug! It’s December already, which means it’s time again for Crazy Christmas!
This local musical extravagance has been running annually for a few years now, although I only started watching it last year. I enjoyed it tremendously last year, so it was a no-brainer that I would want to go again this year.
Incidentally, I watched the show on 1 Dec, also World AIDS Day. Crazy Christmas has been a supporter of Action for AIDS and the cause to raise awareness on better understanding of those living with AIDS/HIV.Continue reading»
It’s time for a little Arts plug again!
Read on for the press release details of Company, a musical comedy by Stephen Sondheim, that will be staged in Singapore in Nov 2012. Singapore Boy, Hossan Leong, directs.Continue reading»
Before I show you the photo spam of my Jade holos, I wanted to share the reason I did this holo skittles mani. Tomorrow night, I’ll be going for the Grasshoppers’ concert at Resorts World Sentosa, and I’m really excited!
For the benefit of my many non-Chinese readers, the Grasshoppers are a pop group from Hong Kong that has been around for almost 30 years! This male trio started as dancers for the legendary Anita Mui before they went on to release their own albums as a group. Coming from a dancer background, their hits are naturally mostly dance pieces. Nevertheless, they have some really timeless ballads too.Continue reading»
Today’s post is not on nail polish but is one of my occasional posts on the arts scene in Singapore.
The following is from the press release for The Hossan Leong Show 2012, which will open on 30 Aug at the Drama Centre Theatre. Read on if you’ll like to know more details.
[EDIT TO ADD on Sep 9]
I’m not going to write a proper review this time. I just have this to say – this year’s show is worth watching just to see Hossan Leong pole dance on stage! This skinny Singapore Boy has some solid muscles! There was too much toilet humour but I do appreciate that they’ve kept the political satire to a minimum.
This is my first post about a movie. I have not been going to the movies much this year. Before I watched Drive (that Ryan Gosling movie), I believe the last movie I watch was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2)!
When I first read the synopsis of Drive, it did not strike me as a must-watch. At least, it didn’t particularly sound like a genre up my alley. Still, it did star the high-profile Ryan Gosling and sweet Carey Mulligan. Add to that the fact that I finally have some extended time off from work, I agreed to watch this movie when my friend asked.
After watching the movie, however, I am totally amazed by it! After all, it has something for everyone (well, maybe not children because it did get very violent and bloody in the second half.), but, more importantly, it is a darn good movie!Continue reading»
The crowd cheered riotously. They applauded deafeningly. They waved their lightsticks enthusiastically. And they had paid up to S$580 a seat to be there. All for the lady many see not just as The Diva of Chinese pop, but The Goddess.
And The Goddess sang. She bestowed them with an occasional smile, even a wave. And she had more costume changes than the number of times she deigned to say a simple ‘Thank you’.
Yet, excited as I was to be there, I was left with an easy sense of disappointment and discomfiting bemusement from the first note she sang to the abrupt ending.Continue reading»