Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Broadway Beng -
Jiak Liu Lian!
Three pairs of tickets to be given away to
3 lucky listeners of The Living Room!!!
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And that about sums up the undertaking of highly-acclaimed film director Royston Tan, who makes his directorial debut of a theatre production with Broadway Beng: Jiak Liu Lian by The Dream Academy. Royston has you know that he's been having a whale of a time working with Sebastian whom he deems as being 'very funny'. Zhun bo?! I thought that was stating the obvious, but while the two have never worked together in any film or stage production prior to this, their roots go back to the Music & Drama Company while both were serving their National Service. Back then, Sebastian was always up front and on stage while Royston was, according to Sebastian, the 'technical guy'. Not much has changed has it?
But fast forward to 2009, Royston's got multiple movie credits to his name and awards under his belt, and these will surely be perfume powerful enough to mask any pungence wafting from the durian themed husk in this upcoming latest production of Broadway Beng.
A few words from director, Royston Tan:
I'm a fan of Broadway Beng and even watched the first instalment twice (in 2006)! It is very rare for a film director to be given the opportunity to direct a stage production so I'm very excited about the possibilities...Bringing a fresh perspective to this show is something I am really looking forward to. I think the experience gained from working on my fil, 881, will come in handy.
3rd - 12th December 2009
Evening performances: 8pm; Weekend Matinees: 3pm
Tickets from $18 - $86 through SISTIC or call 6348-5555.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Well, with Neil held captive, I just had to bring along my books for him to autograph. I brought along M is for Magic (gift from my BFF, the magician!), The Graveyard Book (which recently won the Newbury Medal, the top prize for children's literature), and Coraline. I loved the animated movie!
I can't include all the autographed books here, suffice to say each one had my name printed on it and each one unique. He is a wonderful artist as well, and I wonder if he will come round to illustrating his own books one day? *grin*
Friday, November 20, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I'm deliberately thanking you for your patience for the no-show the past week, in part motivated by yesterday's chat with Celebrity ambassador for the Singapore Kindness Movement Irene Ang and General Manager of the Singapore Kindness Movement, Teh Thien Yew who were on our show yesterday encouraging the display of kindness ahead of World Kindness Day this Friday, 13th November.
Here's are snapshots of who I hosted last week...
(above second from left: Executive Director of the Singapore International Foundation Jean Tan popped by to share the SIF's re-invented vision and purpose.)
Last week, I also hosted International Values Director of The Body Shop, Jan Buckingham who's from the UK. Jan is a believer in the importance of businesses having values that govern what they do. She is also of the belief that one's personal values must match the company you work in or you'd always been struggling within you when they're not congruent.
I teased her about having to be a very principled lady to be holding on to the job title she held. But she truly is, disclosing her wishes for family values to rub off on her two teenage children Katie and James.
(above from left: Co-Founder of the Fellowship of Inventors Dave Lim, Associate Professor Kirpal Singh, Director of the Wee Kim Wee Centre at the Singapore Management University and Professor Desai Narasimhalu, Director of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at SMU, freely sharing there observations about the level of creativity in Singapore and what's holding us back from being a creative people after Invent Singapore 2009.)
Just two years shy of turning 250 years old, the company recently opened their first boutique in Singapore at ION Orchard. There's much to leave you in awe at the store - the world smallest pencil (17.5mm), the oldest pencil (from the 17th century) and the world's most expensive pencil ever manufactured featuring three diamonds set in a white gold extender cap (worth $20,800!).
PENCIL these FACTS in!
* There is actually no lead in pencils and there never has been. The black stuff is made of graphite and clay.
* An average pencil can write up to 80km in length (about twice the width of Singapore!) while an average ink pen is likely to last half that distance.
* Writings from a light fast pencil, like what Faber-Castell makes, will last forever (provided you don't erase it) while markings from a pen will disappear after forty to fifty years.
Monday, November 02, 2009
Who says wrestling's only for the professional? Unlike wrestling as we know it through television, this one's for real and not as rowdy. In fact, it's less intimidating because everything happens on the mat. And the objective is really to knock, push or toss your opponent out of the yellow circle. So the safest place would be in the red circle in the centre of the mat. Obviously, I thought I had Stan where I want him (under my feet!), but err... it's just for the camera. You're supposed to throw your opponent OUT of the yellow circle to score a point.
This weekend allows you an excellent opportunity to check out what wrestling's all about. The Chinatrust Charity King/Queens of the Mat 2009 takes place at the premises of the Wrestling Federation of Singapore (102 Upper Aljunied Road).
If you're bitten by the wrestling bug, why not take it up as a new sporting activity that engages both the muscles of your mind and your body.