Sunday, November 29, 2009

David Tao Autograph Session @ Orchard Central Singapore

November 28 2009, Cordy made contact with her idol David Tao! A milestone in her mundane and dull life no doubt! It all happened at Orchard Central Singapore where David was having an autograph session to promote his new album, as well as his upcoming Singapore concert on 8th January 2010. The event, scheduled at 3:30pm, eventually start at 4pm. We waited around 2 hours before we actually saw him on stage (we arrived around 2pm+). I was with my hubby and the DaveTen yahoogroup fans.

This photo shows the stage setup of that day, the crowd that started queuing up for autograph around 2+pm. Surprisingly the first in the queue was a young boy! And followed by more boys! The girls were more interested in seeing him in person then getting an autograph I guess. The lady in the photo with the wide glasses is Rebby, who was kind enough to help us get the concert ticket before it even went on sale to the public. This was the 2nd time I bought my ticket with DaveTen group, and this year, I got row 3 in the concert seating! (2 year ago, I got row 4, 2 row behind David's parent :P ) A BIG THANK YOU REBBY!

Lastly, here are the remaining photos taken by my hubby on that day. We manage to get 2 poster and one CD signed by David before the event ended at 5pm. And more importantly I managed to hold his hand! And that alone was worth the 2 hours of waiting. He is actually quite nice.

Looking forward to his concert next year. The theme of the concert is something in the line of the 70's Show, and he has promised that there will be more English songs, more guitars, only 5 person on stage, and a more personal feel to the whole concert, the venue being design as his living room, and the audience, a guest in his living room. The audience are encourage to come dress in 70's theme :) To book your tickets, please click on the top right sistic link under "David Tao's Singapore Concert 2010".

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I Got My StandChart 10km Number!

One more week to go before the Standard Chart Marathon! And I collected my number today at the 'floating platform' NOT! It was more like 'under-the-stair-case-near-the-floating-platform' :P
But still, the moment all you 4D fanatics have been waiting for! Go buy the number now! 7425!!! If strike, remember to treat me!

Friday, November 20, 2009


I found this on youtube while searching for some Malay songs, and I just can't resist sharing it in my blog. This is one of my favorite Malay 'MTV' when I was young! I even have it in my VCR long long time ago! Just watch it and you'll see why. It would also help a lot if you know Malay, but no worries, I shall attempt to translate it for you! (another day perhaps... )


ding a ding gale
minah anak pak mat kole (Minah, daughter of Pak Mat Kole)
mahu bikin tunang (The girl I want to marry)
tapi banyak yang menghalang (but there are too many obstacle to my goal)

dari kuala lumpur (so from KL)
mahu pergi pulau pinang (I went to Penang)
hati dalam ingat (in my heart I have one wish)
mahu masuk meminang (and that is to be engage to Minah)

sampai pulau pinang (when I reach Penang)
sibuk sini sibuk sana (it was such a busy city)
jumpa sama pak mat (I went to see Pat Mat straight away)
dia tolak mentah2 (And he rejected my proposal)
ingat mahu kahwin lari (Because he taught I would marry and run away with his daughter)
sama minah sudah pakat (But I've already made arrangement with Minah to get married)
belum sampai sungai petani (So we run away, but before reach Sungai Petani)
kami sudah kena tangkap (we were caught)

kereta pun ditahan (Our car was stopped)
polis periksa seluruh badan (And the police search our body)
belum habis periksa (But before they could finish their search)
saya lari lintang pukang (I run away as quickly as I can)

larilah punya lari (Run and run I did)
orang cakap serupa hantu (People would say I look as pale as a ghost)
kalau masuk sport (If I were to be in a sporting event)
tentu saya nombor satu (I'm sure I'll get first!)
nasib saya kurang baik (But my luck ran out soon)
sudah langgar sama batu (And I tripped over a brick)
polis mari tangkap baju (And the police caught me by my shirt)

bila dah kena tangkap (When I was arrested)
kami dibawa ke balai polis (We were brought back to the police station)
sampai di balai polis (When we reach the station)
minah tak henti menangis (Minah couldn't stop crying)
terus saya dipasang gari (I was handcuffed)
kini duduk di kandang salah (And sat at the guilty corner)

tigalah paku tanya (The 3 star Sargent ask me)
kenapa awak culik minah (Why did I kidnap Minah?)
sumpah saya cakap (I swear to him and said)
dia yang ikut saya (It was she who followed me!)
minah dengar naik radang (When Minah heard that she flew into a rage)
muka merah macam udang (Her face was as read as a prawn)
dia terpekik terajang
katanya saya temberang

hari bicara sudah pun sampai (The day of the trial arrived)
saya didapati bersalah (And I was found guilty)
rumahlah hai tiga tingkat (I was sent to a house with 3 storeys)
hai pintu beratus ribu (And a thousand doors)
memberlah punya ramai (With many members)
tapi semua nak keluar dulu (That which to get out before me)

kesallah punya kesal (Regret I did)
duduk bilik makan roti (Sitting in the jail eating my bread)
dada semput otak bantut (My chest in pain, my brain is numb)
kalau dah salah kena kutuk (If I am guilty, I have to be punish)


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Marina Barrage

Me and my friend went for our 3rd or 4th photo outing last Saturday (kinda lost count now) to Marina Barrage. Thank goodness she drove us there, cause there is one public bus in and out of that place, bus 400 from Marina South MRT station.

I can't say I got much photography done on that day. I was too busy relaxing with the sea breeze, looking at the lazy clouds in the sky, and watching people all around me having fun. The view was spectacular! And the structure itself was great fun judging from all the people who was up on the green patch flying their kite and having their picnic there. I'd definitely want to go back again if for no other reason then just to lay on my straw mat there and look straight up into the blue sky with absolutely no thoughts what so ever on my mind! It's a great place to feel care free! I highly recommend it!

Marina Barrage
Bus Schedule to Marina Barrage

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

From Hero to Zero?

Thanks to a tip off from an anonymous reader of this blog, I finally made my way to Popular Bookstore's CD-RAMA today to purchase a copy of the
Adoration (DVD + OST CD + T-Shirt) set for S$32.90. To read more about the set, refer here (note site is in chinese).

Anyway, the CD is a multi-version of the song "Adoration" 暗戀, and although some of the musical version was rather nice, seriously, you can only hear so much version of the same song! (I know, I have like 2 CD of Pachabel Canon alone! 1 CD that has an hour version of it, and another CD with 8 version of it!)

The DVD was a more interesting catch, being a short story about "Adoration" 暗戀 ( I though the more correct translation would be a 'Crush'). It did have nicer songs in it, and some of the MV (music video) were quite ok, although some of the scene I just didn't quite get it. Let's just say his music is so much better then his film?

Last came the T-Shirt. I though the album title "Opus 69" was bad enough (as express so in my Twitter entry), but the T-Shirt really blew me away. Printed on it was the caption : "Are you experienced? 69 David Tao". I really don't even want to know or hear the answer to that question! :P In my mind all I could think of was "WTH was DT thinking????" And in case you don't know why I'm all worked out about it, since we're all adults here, please click the wiki ref link below to find out what "69" refers to to the general public if you don't already know. Although I know DT doesn't mean anything related to what wikipedia describe (you can watch an interview of him in youtube titled "David Tao - Are You Experienced?"), I still think it's rather tasteless of him to have those 2 numbers associated with him or his album. Sigh.

But the conclusion? Yeah, the album is still worthy of your time. (except I really hate the song "Superhero" (火鳥功) cause I've never been much of a Queen fan). Still considering if I should spend another S$24++ to get the full album. Since I already got free tickets to his January 8 concert, maybe spending another S$24 isn't so bad :D

Popular + CD-RAMA

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Stargazing Trip at Semakau

I'm feeling generous with information this month. So here's a wonderful way to spend a Saturday night with friends or family! Stargazing at Semakau Island! So if you're interested, do sign up and meet me there! Last I checked (today), there's lots of vacancy left! So hurry!

Semakau Island WildSingapore
Semakau Island

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Koh on your wedding!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

My Life in Black & White

I guess I love my camera. In many ways it is an outlet for me to express myself without words. And since photography are all about interpretation, each photo holds a different meaning to different people, and no one can ever fault me for the meaning of the photos I capture. Yet only I know the personal secret behind each photos. I guess I'm just in one of those nights again. November has never been a good month for me...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Opus 69 (69樂章)

Almost 3 months outdated, I found out about David Tao(陶喆)'s new album that was released in August just yesterday. Excited nevertheless, I was downtown visiting music stores so that I could purchase a copy of the new album.

First stop Gramophone. CD was selling at around S$26 with 14 tracks on it. It was over the budget I was willing to pay for a CD (my budget is not over S$20 for 1 CD, with exception made only towards rare CD and box sets). So I made my way towards HMV instead after uncle in THAT CD SHOP couldn't find a 陶喆 cd in his shop in Raffles City. At HMV I found the same CD selling at around S$29! There was also a special DVD edition with a free T-Shirt selling at S$38.

I thought the DVD edition was a good bargain, but since it was wrapped up, I took it to the counter and ask the staff if I could see the design of the T-Shirt as well as the content of the DVD (the title track on the back of the DVD was covered by the T-Shirt). My request to see what I was going to purchase was utterly rejected!

Frustrated and disappointed, I returned home empty handed. At this age and time, why is it so difficult to buy a reasonable price CD??? It is not that I didn't want to buy an original CD, but they made it so expensive and so freaking hard to even know what you are purchasing! Have they forgotten that this is the digital age and that music can be listen to free of charge on simple site like youtube? It's no wonder that CD shops are slowly going out of business!

I do believe in supporting an artist's creativity by buying original, but the extortion price set by the shops are really putting me off buying CD at all! Shouldn't music be free? Oh well, as long it's available on youtube, I guess I can share it here with you all. Here are three of my favorite songs from the album. [available for a limited time only].

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Where's My Yellow Umbrella ?

You know how sometimes you just do something for a series of no reasons? Well, tonight is one of those nights for me, so let's play "Where's My Yellow Umbrella" tonight! A series of no reason photograph of one very lucky yellow umbrella found at some dirty abandon corner of Dempsey Hill. One scene. Many shots. All the same subject (or so it may not seem). No focus, no reason, just all about a yellow umbrella. I don't know about you, but I kinda like the photos. It reminds me of something so worthless, yet so beautiful :)

Cheers! Live your life out loud!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Loy Krathong Festival in Singapore

Somehow along the way, this blog seems to have lost it's first objective of existence, and that is to share information so others can benefit from it. So after feeling a bit guilty of not sharing a great Halloween information happening at the Asian Civilization Museum last weekend (what with the free Barcadi and Ice Cream given out plus free movie screening), I thought I'll make it up to you guys by posting this instead.

Loy Krathong, a Thai festival is happening this Saturday at Dempsey Road. However, it's not a free event, but nevertheless, if you have time (and money), do come down and join in the fun! For Pete's sake, it's being held in a microbrewery! That ought to attract your attention! For more information, please click on the second ref link given below.

For those of you who don't know what Loy Krathong is all about, do refer to the reference link given below. For me, I grew up singing the song Loy Loy Krathong. Growing up in Penang, just a few hours drive from Thailand, this festival is also celebrated in Penang.

Loy Krathong Festival
Loy Krathong Festival in Singapore 2010
Tawandang Microbrewery

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Parade of Paper Dolls

Taking a break from photography, I've been making an average of 4 paper dolls per night daily this week. And this collection is probably the highest cost of materials so far, with most of the paper materials coming from Japan. I figure if I bother to fly there and buy those damn expensive papers, then I better put them to good use instead of keeping them in their original wrapper! And looking at the result of it, I sure am glad I used them! At this rate, I think I'll have enough dolls to sell at the pasar malam soon!