Friday, November 30, 2007
Why? Because I'll be working working working! No time to have a real celebration.
Not complaining, I think that's a good sign that Suzie Wong is still going Strong
In fact talking about going strong, remember 2 day's ago Mr-call-me-susan-wong? He came hunting me down because he claimed I performed for his organisation some 4 to 5 years back and he had wanted me back this year.
Then strangely on the same night, I was at a gig. The MD of the company came to the backstage to talk to me. He too said his company had me at their D&D 7 years back. He asked if I recall the company was only half the size then...Vaguely. He had requested for the event company to provide 'Suzie Wong' again this year....(thank you, but like why after so long right? chuckle!". Friend's answer to that "7 year's itch..tsk)
Then after the gig, I went for pole practice (trust me to still have this kind of energy at this age), this girl whom I was meeting for the first time in the studio came up to me and exclaimed "Hey! I've seen you before. You performed for my hubby's D&D 2 years ago in that cheong sam". Then she went on to tell others how good I was switching from different language songs and how I made she and her husband "chio ka peng" (laugh heartily).
Yes, from Mr Susan Wong to "chio ka peng", all these took place in one day. Some form of affirmation for me......a good birthday present :)
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
So I normally dress down, really really down in the day (when i have no need to see clients) as I'll have to doll up later for gigs. Today is no different.
Just now while zipping between projects and phone calls, suddenly 2 men (one uniformed and one civilian) marched into the office and caught everyone by surprise. They don't look like sales men. When asked if they could be helped, one of them replied loudly "I've come to look for Susan Wong! Is there a Susan Wong? Is Susan Wong still performing? I want her to perform for our event la"
Good grief! Susan (excuse me, it's "Suzie" btw) is just standing right in front of them! I was so embarrassed in my state (not only was I in glasses, was totally naked face and wearing slippers) and I just uttered "yes yes, she is still performing" and quickly ushered them to the reception to be attended by my colleague.
When I finally composed myself, I introduced myself to them, much to their amusement that the 'Susan Wong" that they knew actually looks like that in real life. One of them (the civilian clothed one) kept musing "look so totally different hor"!
Well the job is more or less firmed (phew!). But it taught me a lesson to NOT dress so down on normal days. Either that or remember to close my office door always!
Monday, November 26, 2007
To be absolutely certain, last evening, the Pole-fessional made 2 trips, to and fro the 2 locations and tested out different routes. These are my scribbles of time start and arrival, the distance etc.
While the first route measured 32.5 km, but the slight jam on CTE yielded the same travelling time compared to the second longer route whick took 44km!
But both ways it took 40mins (38mins to be exact) keeping to the limits of 80-90km/hr on the highways, excluding jams.
So I sms-ed the event person in charge that it was rather impossible to reach in 30mins, and I was met with the reply "Oh, ok, than let me think about it (hiring your service).
I may lose this job, but, ah well, no regrets. I think the Pole-fessional should do this professionally.
P.s. Btw, did you see the ad on the right? "Enchanted" by Walt Disney? Click on the preview or the site, looks like an interesting story, think I'll go catch it.
Sadly, today I can't get to see Ah Boy as "the Mother Teresa of these Doggies" (who owns & runs this place), informed me that Ah Boy had just undergone sterilization and she doesn't want him getting all excited as it's not good for healing. So I just stood there watching the other dogs.
I'm beginning to find some of them looking like humans, like people we know, you know what I mean? They are so human, their emotions, moods, temperament......
This black doggie reminds me of a black soul singer I know. Perching atop this marble table, she is a picture of divinity.
I don't who is this foxy lady, but she makes a nice portrait. I'm still trying to find one like me. I think for now the closest is Ernie, who is this short mix breed of Jack Russle and Boarder, who is small & mighty. Very independent, brave & cute. Minds his own business amongst the dogs (doesn't get bullied), but loves attention from human, and very very loving. Will take a picture of Ernie next time.
I spent an hour standing there observing them (outside the fence, I didn't want to go in, I didn't want Ah Boy to know I was there or he'll be so sad he can't come out for his walks), mostly in the rain. Some of these sweeties beat the rain to come out of the shelter to greet me, so cute!
Ah, the rain stopped in time for mealtime! Slurp! See, so organised.
Anyway, Ah Boy will be out of the cage in a week, when his wounds heal, to join all these cuties out here in the big compound! W.e.e.e.e.e.e!
This place needs support, if you can help in anyway let me know
Saturday, November 24, 2007
You know how these valet when the fee is $4 and you give a $5note, or when it's $7 and you give a $10 note, they usually help themselves to the change as tip. Most people, like me will just drive off when the guy does not return with the change. But tonight I was adamant NOT to pay anything more. So when I handed over $15, I stood there with my hand out palm up for my change before I go get my car. The guy played delay tactic by digging into every pocket and ransacking the drawer to find $3, and I still didn't budge til I got my change.
This was the scene of Orchard Road at 12 midnight!
Everyone's still out spending money. I too felt like doing some midnight shopping so it was off to Mustaffa Centre. But I was disappointed as they didn't have a few things I wanted. I thought at Mustaffa, you can get yeverything and yanyhing!
I couldn't find the Haagan Daz 3-in-a-box stick ice-cream, they only sold the tub ones. Then I couldn't find false eye lashes. When I enquired with a sales lady, I was flatly replied with a "no more stock". Silly me! Which Indian lady needs to wear false lashes right? Unless you telling me, actually they are ALL wearing! Hahaha.
But well at least I was consoled with this find! The single bristle tooth brush that I swear cannot be found in ALL Guardians, Watson's, Cold Storage nor NTUC Supermarket anymore. I need them for the wisdom tooth. I even went to JB to find! So, I bought half a dozen! Hee
Friday, November 23, 2007
Anyway, the VIDEO
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Apparently the story continues later today........so tune in if you have time.
Ah Boy is a celebrity dog!
BTW, I've uploaded the full MC cum tribal pole art video, it's available on the side link for those interested. Shows me doing hosting, singing and then the pole performance in one night
Oh indeed, Ah Boy story was told at 11.45am today, albeit a little inaccurate. But still, he's MY boy!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
This morning I received an sms from this # _136177_ asking if I do private dance (money not an issue wo!!!!). I replied "no, sorry". He went on to ask how old am I. I asked him how old he thought I was. He said 24! Wa! Haha! Sorry, still no private dance.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Squint no more ladies for I have just received an early birthday present:
Ta-dah! A SONY CYBERSHOT! woo-hoo! FINALLY! Very sleek/feminine colour somemore :)!
The playback screen on the back is almost the same size as the camera!
Surely the benefactor deserved a nice meal, and here are the FIRST pictures taken with the new toy:
(ok, pictures may look normal as I haven't learn how to calibrate the functions yet! You wait)
Nothing much to blog as I had been gigging non-stop last week, so just some trivia.
Remember the cosmetic-surgically controversial blog queen who became a "celebrity"? Recently there had been a report of ang mo bully #2, (#1 was trishaw man) of an assault of a teenage girl & her friend. I was curious and checked out her blog. Spot the similarity:Trivia #2:
Last night I did EVERYTHING I possibly could for the neighbourhood event liao. Apparently they now commented about the microphone (not my fault-there were some interferences). One more to go! Sweat!
Squeezed out some time to see Ah Boy briefly today as I had church in the day and a gig at night. That day bought him satay and he finished 10 sticks like in a minute. Today treated him to boneless chicken rice. He lapped up everything in 15sec. I'm serious! Guiness world of record man! haha.
Ok, gonna try to get some rest as my body and vocal chords have been bruised and battered by the non-stop poling & singing! Completely drained......
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Nothing much "tribal" for me except for the music & skirt, it was my dear fire/poi guys who did all the work la, but I just love the sea-side setting and ambience, which was breathtaking! Enjoy!
still can make uncles nose bleed right? Hahahahaha! Self praise!
As you can tell, I was required to dress ala race queen for this event (F1 organizers take note...hire me...hire me!)
Tonight I did another pole for a 'tribal' theme. Nice setting next to the sea. Posting video soon, watch ok?
Monday, November 12, 2007
So now, i can finally call THIS DOG my own....hahahaha................!
Ah Boy is so adorable! See how mild he is?
Feeling a little BAMBOOZLED!
They actually made the local models look not bad.
And what's wrong with all these guys? They can snap non-stop one lor!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
The 'block' booking was confirmed based on watching my video.So on the first night, I did exactly the same act as in video. The organizer came running shocked and asked why I sang English song. I thought they watched my video? Was told to change to ALL mandarin or dialect songs for the following week's act.
Came second week, I did ALL Mandarin numbers. Feedback--happy with the all-mandarin numbers, BUT how come the pole stunts same as the first night? Huh? Suppose to vary meh? Than how come other singers also can sing the same songs and MC plays the same games? Ok, maybe I didn't attempt ENOUGH stunts due to my sweaty body against the pole. Don't want to argue!
Tonight, I was careful to do ALL Mandarin songs and I ensured that I executed EVERY Pole stunt that I possibly know, even adding some variations to them. Then came the feedback.....Why end the show so fast? So short!
Ok, I WILL do all mandarin songs, vary or perform ALL my stunts and ADD one more song to the next set!
Two more weeks to go, I wonder what next?
Friday, November 09, 2007
The owner of the place asked if I want to walk Ah boy! Wee! I was just afraid that once out, he won't want to return.
After having been in captivity for almost 2 weeks, I think he gets tired easily (he's still caged as he's not sterilized)......so when he found a shade.....he justWhen the time comes to take him back, he showed no sign of resistence. It clearly shows he has adapted to the place.
Ah boy is truly an angel. At one point when he was sitting by a dog training house, a stupid Schnauzer half his size crept up behind him to ready to pounce on him, Ah Boy just glanced back and sauntered a few steps away.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Anyway since I'm on the topic of age, I gotta say aunty here still passes off as a hot deal after more than 10 years of performing. Last night I was performing for a press company. After my act, a table of what I thought was some enthusiastic guests forced me to down a glass of beer. I may be an entertainer but I can't drink, and only my friends & family know that. In order not to be a spoil spot, I downed half and hurriedly excused myself by saying that I have to drive to another gig.
While outside bidding my goodbyes to the event company, I suddenly felt my head spinning and was led to a chair. One of the guests who made me drink came over and teased me. I took the opportnity to rant about him causing me to be tipsy. While resting my forehead on my palm, I suddenly felt him going on his knees and whispered that he should take me to wherever I was supposed to do my next gig and then spend the rest of the night with him! I couldn't decide if I had an instant urge to throw up or throw a punch at him. What a disgusting man working in a reputable press company! (it sounded even more disgusting when the indecent proposal was done in Mandarin.........hahaha, yes i can laugh now, but really, it was damn 'er xin lor')
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Just visited him, and he's doing quite well, except that he is still caged as sterilisation has not been performed.
The next time I will post a picture of this place, it is a haven for ex-strays. Hundreds of them, and they can run around freely within a huge compound. Don't expect to see frou frou dogs, they are all rescued strays and abandoned canines (felines on the other side). I was quite brave to have gone in there to be sniffed by scores of them before I was allowed to 'pass' and see AB in the cage. Even when I was saying my hello to AB, I was not spared as many curious ones came to poke their noses to see what the fuss was about.
For the first time I heard AB whine a little when I was about to leave....oooohhh.....that broke my heart!
My dear blog friends, if you've never been there, I suggest you make a trip there on a weekend. Or I can organise an 'excursion' there sometime, the experience was just empyreal! For those who have previously received x'mas gifts from me, sorry this year you will only receive the 2008 Pet Villas Calenders in support of the place. If you want to help them out, please go and get the calenders or order through me, I'd gladly get them for you.
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Throughout the journey, still not a bark. Only problem was he didn't know how to get into car because he 'kampong' dog right. According to friend when Ah Boy was brought to the vet, he allowed them to inject and manicure him without a struggle. How cute is that!?
Anyway, do you remember the story of Xiao Hei (Blackie) the Yishun neighbourhood mongrel that made news, and eventually was adopted by an MP? Don't you think Ah boy has an uncanny resemblence of Blackie? Let's hope Ah Boy is as lucky lor
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Ah boy has such a kind demeanor, I have NOT once heard him bark, not even when passing leashed dogs and stray cats attempted to agitate him. The hawkers loved him and so did the regular patrons.
On one occassion I was dinning with a Friend and overheard the next table mama telling the hawker that dogs like Ah boy should be put down. Friend was ticked off by the suggestion and started an argument with mama which eventually led to shouts & insults.
The next thing we knew, mama probably called the AVA and had Ah boy captured. When Friend knew about this, Friend was devastated and was prepared to pay $500 fee plus other administrative charges to 'bail' Ah boy out, and hope that Ah boy can be placed in a shelter for dogs.
Ah boy's fate is still unknown as Friend paid a visit to AVA today and discussed the procedures. And that little time Friend was allowed to see Ah Boy, Ah Boy was still that gentle dog, no struggle, no whining, only sadness in his eyes as though he knew he had only limited time on earth. Friend's assurance to Ah Boy that everything will be alright did not evoke any emotions. I hope he knows he will live!
If this story touches your heart and you think you can help, please drop me an email or comment here.
More updates on Ah Boy coming up soon.