09/27/10

Xiaoye & Adeline’s Solemnization

I was actually looking forward to this day a long time ago because the couple had been in the relationship for quite some time.. At last they got married =)!

The theme for the ceremony was ‘Alice in Wonderland’, preset by Adeline.  So I bought some stuffs back from Bangkok hoping that I would use them all today for a good and memorable scene back in their mind but apparently, when I reached the venue.. I’m shocked.  Looks like I was the only odd 1 out.  My hair is not styled, my shirt is so retro, and so is my brown camera bag.. I was wearing jeans instead of pants and the only thing I did right, was to wear a pair of white shoes.

Basically, most of my friends ignored the theme and went on with their preferred traditional costume; a black shirt with grey vest, pair of black pants and pointed leather shoes.   Yes I was the only 1 who wanted to go along with the theme; how despairing I felt.  So I kept the hideous orange wig and silverish glittering hat all the night, just in case they would want me to wear the whole night but luckily they didn’t!  Else I would really be the odd 1 out!

Nonetheless, here are the photos that I have taken & processed using Lightroom..

It seem that the restaurant had very limited library of songs that can be played and the songs were not very romantic either.. they were playing songs like Waka Waka (hello? world cup is over and this ain’t african wedding?), and this 60s top chart a-go-go song:

Went to the newly wed house for drinking + sabotage session but ended got sabotaged instead.  Think I lost my mojo for drinking spirits already!  I used to be a good drinker =/ better than most of them but now I got wasted so early before them!  Im the weakest among all of them now!  Shit..  The game we played:

TEXAS HOLDEM!

01/4/10

Pinkys 21st Birthday Party

I wanted to make her 21st the most memorable birthday celebration for her. Afterall, been 21st is really a huge milestone in one’s life as there will be alot of changes in life to face in time to come.

Being with her for the past 3years to come, we know each other pretty well and our relationship almost maintained still, in ‘honeymoon’ period, which means still sweet. Quarrels are inevitable because of our stubbornness and willfulness, but this did not set us apart and yet made our relationship stronger, bonded. It may seem that we are still a pair of fresh couple living in our honeymoon world but no.

Even before her birthday, the preparation started with me was also tiring. Imagine SMSing 80people and asking them to RSVP for the party when 70% of them did not reply the message. (ok my bad for not mentioning my name and the time of the party) but they could ask me while RSVPing! I also took an off-day to go spotlight to buy the necessary items to decorate her guestbook which costs me $80 and $25 for her printed photos for the use on the guestbook! It took me 8hours to prepare her guestbook, excluding 3hours standing like a scarecrow in Spotlight at Plaza Singapura.

Had an entire busy day for her birthday; went out in the afternoon with her mum to buy extra food just incase her buffet food was not enough. Then went to check in at Aranda Chalet, unloaded all the required items from my van such as 30stools, 2 foldable tables, food and drinks. Then while resting, I waited for the decoration team people to decorate her room with 100 HElium balloons and 42 will be used for clusterings. The balloons clusters are used to decorate the room at a lower level so that not all the balloons are high up. It is also nicer to take photos with the balloon clusters. I thought that 100balloons were too exaggerating but no, it wasn’t even filling up 1/5 of the living room, that how small 100 balloons cover.

Her relatives were kind to come in early at about 5pm to ask if I needed help for the party but I reckoned there wasn’t much things left to do in the first place, so they went off to E!hub with their kids to play.

Guests started to come in at around 7pm, earlier than expected (7.30pm) , while the food buffet was still been setup. It wasn’t that bad, guests who came earlier gets to eat first of course. Waited until about 8.30pm when most of the guests are in the room and even some outside her room. 1 of a biggest personal event I ever organised with an estimated turnout rate of at least 80 guests.

Getting her guestbook signed wasnt easy. I initially left it on the table near the entrance but someone moved it to the dining table and many people wasn’t aware of that, so I passed the book to Pinky so that when she was moving around chatting with her friends she could ask them to sign the book as well.

Personally, I also prepared the Chocolate Fondue fountain which I had bought for her as her christmas present 2009. Placed marshmallows, strawberries, kiwis, bananas and waffle biscuits for the guest and I’m so glad that they loved it.

Everything starts wrapping up after she was invited to cut her cake at 10pm because it was getting late and many people are leaving. Her $150 3KG 3D custom Gucci cake by Pine Gardens made the guests go ‘WOW!’, thats 1 of a expensive cake they have ever eaten, too, I believe.

(photos to come)

11/16/09

Kittylab Tour to Singapore

Inside the Kittylab was really very interesting with sanrio’s cartoon characters around and the cute little buildings that simulates the town of Sanrio.  When we entered, we were briefed on the basic instructions such as NO PHOTOGRAPHY and NO VIDEOGRAPHY, how to navigate the town and where to look for help etc.  Its like entering the science center, amazing.

Then we were given a kind of a token called KTA.  The KTA will allow us to move from station to station, playing games and winning accessories for your HelloKitty in it, then at the end of the tour you can exchange the KTA for a card which will have all your kitty information.

Then when touring in the lab, people start taking photos like nobody’s business despite tons of staffs telling them no photography allowed.  The most drastic thing is that I saw a person holding on to a DSLR?  Hello?  Isnt it damn obvious?  I mean the staff could have just offered to ‘keep’ the item for the person right?  On the website it has already written no photography allowed?  If that thing doesn’t get confiscated, I doubt @princesspinky89’s camera is going to, so I told her to take out her camera and just shoot whatever she want.  If the management screws me up, i will fuck them up.

Anyway I believed most of the staff did saw others taking out their cameras and phones but they could do nothing but verbal warning.  So the tour will be until 29th November and if you’re thick skinned like us enough, yeah you should just take out your camera and take photos.  You paid for it, so did anyone else.

The gaming things will take you about 30-45minutes at most, but you can mingle in there for the rest of the time taking photos but do avoid the staffs because they will come and nag and nag and nag ‘no photo please’ then you smile and pretend to keep and continue taking after they turn away thats all =p

Enjoy your tour!

09/13/09

Extraordinary V Conference 2009

It was my first time attending this conference.  Looking at the title, it MAY have sounded formal but its not.  It was a comedy play by FLY Entertainment with local comedians such as Irene Ang and Chua En Lai.  If you are a Singaporean and you haven’t heard of them (or at least, Irene Ang), shame on you seriously.  She acted in a local famous comedy called ‘Phua Chu Kang’ as the main lead’s wife, thus you should have known her!  Anyway, thats not the point.. =x

On a 2hour show:

(In ZIRCA, Singapore)

They did the opening act with introduction from PCD and their faces cropped onto the MVs, then danced onto the center stage with their fake boobies and shaky butts.  Then Irene Ang started her standup comedy solo with 10mins of hilarious jokes.

(Irene Ang as Karen Mok queing outside LV shop in ION Orchard)

(Chua En Lai as a spoilt brat but an ambassador for a ‘good-family’ organisation)

(Irene Ang as Guan Yin Ma, all artistes as swimmers)

Princesspinky collaged the photo so its not according to sequence.  While the local politicians was looking for jobs for their people, they went to see Guan Yin Ma for help.  Its hard to explain alot of things here in words but the money was really well spent.  $48 for 2hours of hilarious crap jokes and 1 mug of beer was indeed satisfying.

The highlights of the event:  ‘The MRT say what circle-line thing, the shape of the new circle line looks more like a cock than a circle!’
‘Why u all wanna act?  U can say CB but u can’t say virgina is it?  Come say with me, Viiirrrr-Ggggiiii—nnnnaaaa!’

The night was fking awesome.  If  you ask me whether I will attend the conference again, I assure you I will if there are tickets!

08/21/09

My 24th Birthday Celebrations

My apologies for this very long outdated post.  I was busy with school camps and re-adjusting myself back to school life again after working nonstop for 3months as a freelance PHP/MySQL web developer and web design…

Had to do some photography coverage for an event that day organised by my manager so I was feeling alittle bit down though, doing work on my birthday is really different but I think as the age goes by, birthday is just another working day =(   But baby girl and her colleagues cheered me up by giving me a surprise reservation at Haagen Dazz in Centerpoint.  We had some ice cream and left for another surprise celebration she says.

And thanks to my dearest pinky, she took her precious time to prepare an unforgettable birthday celebration for me again, somehow which I felt it was better than the 1 I had organised 3years ago for my 21st birthday.  As guys, its a hard fact again that we don’t receive much presents but nonetheless, I enjoyed their company!

She created this invitation card to email to my friends Desmond and Sze yuen to ask them to help gather friends for the celebration:

Me and some of my friends:

And guess what?  There were around 5 other August babies celebrating their birthday there too and the band kept playing the happy birthday song to us.. HAHA.

Feeling abit high and since we haven’t gathered together for some time, we decided to drink again at paradize where we shared a bottle of some unknown liquor:

And I seriously LOVE these guys even though we only meet up like once or twice a month.  We are already together for 11years!

And the present I received from Princess:

A $250 watch which caught my attention last month when I was reading FHM.

Another celebration did took place in a chalet with my school orientation camp group named Gambino:

AND NOT TO FORGET, THANKS TO HONGYAO, KENNETH, JOANNE AND RACHEL FOR POPPING BY AT THE CHEESECAKE CAFE IN KATONG IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT TO WISH ME HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Last but not least! My forth Celebration took place with my Hall 5 JCRC committee in Serene’s house while we were having meeting:

IM SO DAMN FUCKING HAPPY.  THE MOST NUMBER OF CELEBRATIONS IN MY LIFE (For now…)  How I wish I could forever stay young =( sobs.

06/6/09

Pussycat Dolls – Domination Tour Singapore 2009

The reason why we had to watch this concert is because there were rumours spreading around on the Internet that Nichole (the main lead singer) might be leaving the Pussycat Dolls(PCD) for her solo career but a google search indicated that the rumour is untrue and she will not leave the PCD.

And if you notice from my pictures below, yeah 1 of the babe, Jessica didnt perform because she wasnt feeling well (once again, rumours?)  Im not sure about that but the concert didn’t seem COMPLETE as they lack of a person and the gaps between the team, there always seem to have a room for 1.

I would have enjoyed the concert if the people around me and my dearest would stand up and groove to the music and being the first 5rows at the front, we know we shouldnt stand up and block the view of the audiences behind.  The other areas seem more lively than ours for sure, and music is really regardless of age; I saw a family with 40s/50s grandma walking in, and grooving!

To make our day better, class95 fm DJs, Glenn Ong and Jean Danker were just sitting right infront of us =) JD’s really pretty and so is Glenn, and his tatoo!

pussycatdolls

pussycatdolls2

pussycatdolls3

me & pinky

See the full flickr sets here!

05/31/09

Sentosa on 120509

Okay this is a really ‘expired’ blog post but my girl wants me to talk about it.  Its been quite some time ever since we went sentosa together for a swim/tan so we took an ‘off’ day just for it; there are lesser people on weekdays and the beach won’t be as congested or crowded what..

And ofcourse, phototaking is my girl’s forte; she’s more than a narcisstis.  I used to be like that too until I became over-aware of gaining public’s unwanted attention.

So here’s the photos:

Alright.  The pic above looks edited?  Ofcourse!  I won’t show people my belly BUT my gf didn’t consult me when she uploading my ‘big-beer-belly’ photo.

Another photo that went through my tedious photoshopping:

And the below is me without photoshop (from my dear’s blog)

And the following is how we’ve enjoyed our weekday =)

Then we went to Teoheng for our KTV session, just for the both of us and reached back home late and tired but it was definitely an unusual outdoor day!

04/15/09

Sweet little surprises

Had my first exam paper of the semester today.  Let me tell you, it sucks.  I would be surprised if I could made it with a C, just because I spent the first hour and half doing 1 question, and by the time I realise, oh f**K not enough time.  And I didn’t notice the time despite having my watch on my wrist; I only noticed the time when I had discomfort with my stomach and thus I decided to raise up my hand, swallow my pride and go to the washroom.

Damn it.  I really hope that moderation do WORKS.  Please bless me.

And with the bad day, Pinky has given me a small present as a surprise for our monthly-versary.  She gave me a guitar! Something I’ve always watched behind the shop windows just to admire it for that few minutes; she bought me 1! it looks big and fun!

Note: the guitar is a miniature one.  Its just for display purposes only. =x

02/19/09

My Virgin Dance Performance

Ops! =X PrincessPinky is here to drop baby a surprise picture! =) I wanted tell baby tt I’m so proud of u! ur 2-3months of hard work is finally paid off! Some Pictures I’ve editted JUST FOR YOU!


NTU Hall 5 Dancers


Funny Funny

XOXO to Baby Boy
I LOVE YOU

02/15/09

Valentines Day

No doubt, I’ve always used to whine about businesses during this period of time.  Love is like, happening everyday and why must everyone use this special day, only, to express their love to their love ones.  Its a profitable day for businesses and relationships because this is the day many couples get together, but just for the sake of this day and then couldn’t withstand the days after that.  I’ve got everything against this day, believe me.  I hate restaurants for being fully booked with their ‘lame’ pre-defined couple set with dishes that sounds so norm but yet costly; I wish the stocks would jet up as much as the flowers today and there are many, many girls with flowers on their hand walking around proudly.  What about those single souls?

Nevertheless, even with all these whines, I’ve decided to re-bring myself to accept this day that faithfully belongs to all the girls in the world who deserves a day where their special one brings them to a nice restaurant and present them flowers.

Our day wasn’t really splendid, I screwed it up by over-sleeping in my warm bedroom with my girl shouting over at my window shouting me to wake up.  Initially, I thought it was a surprise from her but then, when I saw the clock, OH SHIT.  I was late for a date, ON THIS DAY! damn it.  Not spoiling the day, I hoaxed her with a nicely done 12R (12″ x 18″) photo in a wooden photoframe.  She melted.

So then, we went to Jurong Point after that for a meal at the food court with our favourite dishes, Curry Chicken and Pork Ribs.  I am not a miser, I am just trying to save more so that we can have better food and drinks later at the restaurant in CHIJMES.  I brought her to my school for a short while as I have a dance rehearsal for this coming thursday; yes I will be dancing.  Gees could you just stop laughing! I then passed her the bouquet of 12roses with a silly monkey that is so cute, I bet she can’t resist.  She love soft toys, and I know I’ve given her most of the things she needed, so why not pamper her once again with a soft toy into her collection?

After the rehearsal, I brought her over to Cityhall, CHIJMES and setlled down in the restaurant that I’ve booked last week, Le Baroque.  My friends told me not to go there because of their customer service but still, I took the shot because I know I will like the ambience.  I’ve always looked forward to fine dining in a restaurant with live music.  Although this isn’t posh enough, at least it was in the center of CHIJMES, open aired with couples surronding us and love was really all around.  We ordered a Meat Platter for two (I love meat; Im a carnivore!) and a Long Island Tea for her and a bittersweet cough-syrup-like Screaming Orgasm.  We sat down by the table from 7.30pm and enjoyed our dinner all the way till 10pm (the servings were really BIG!)

Then I brought her into the bar with the live band, something which I have always wanted to do for the past 2years.  I enjoy listening to live bands, they’re cool and worth the money to spend, to watch them perform although they’re not any superstars, but its just nice to listen to live music.

So today, I’ve finally done something which I’ve always wanted to do for the past few years and thus, this day is specially well spent =)

To end this post, I love you baby and I know you feel the same way too!