08/22/10

Jeff Chang Concert 2010

Could not find any related video online for the concert so got to use this commercial to do an intro:

As a matter of fact, I have been an avid listener of his music since 1994s (when I was in primary school and had crushes on a few girls in my class)  Oh yea, so I have been emo-ing since I was way younger ROFL.  Nonetheless, when I heard that hes coming to Singapore again, not part of any of his album promotion but for his past 20years of effort in the music industry, I knew I had to go for this 1.  @princesspinky89 bought the tickets for me secretly and surprised me with it 😀  I was fking delighted!

So on his concert, he sang most of his old billboard hits such as ‘Kwan Rong’, ‘Guo Huo’, ‘Xin Yang’, ‘Cong Yi Kai Shi Dao Xian Zai’, ‘Ai Ru Chao Shui’, ‘Tai Xiang Ai Ni’.. He is very well known for his love song hits..  Most of the KTV go’ers knows him even if they dont know him back in 1990s.

08/22/10

FIR Concert

Attended the FIR concert with @princesspinky89 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.  The performance was fantastic and awesome!!  She had a very good vocal and stamina and together with the 2 other members, they rocked the stage so hard that it gave all of us a wonderful and unforgettable night.  Their song list includes a number of their billboard hits such as Fly Away, Lydia, Revolution, Qian Nian Zhi Lian and etc.   Another thing that struck me was she did a cover of another song by the name of ‘in the arms of an angel’, I have never heard this song before but when I heard her sing, I just feel like letting my emotions go..  Heres a short recorded segment of her cover:

In the Arms of an Angel

Arms of an Angel by Sarah McLachan & Josh Groban:

FIR concert featuring guest, Sun Yanzi Stephanie who also sang Venus and Wo Bu Nan Guo in the concert..

08/22/10

Jay Chou Concert 2010 – World Tour Singapore

Could have taken more photos at the concert but was stopped by the crews (instead of security) and I had to spoke to the supervisor so that I dont have to place my expensive equipment in their incompetent plastic lockers.  By placing my camera in their lockers, I have to ensure that I dont lose the keys (myself) and worry about my equipment because its out of my sight!  I really condemn Singapore Indoor Stadiums for their security policies.  Places like D’marquee and Singapore Expo dont even restrict you from bringing DSLR in.  This is freedom.   Afterall, everyone who paid for the concert expects to bring some memories home so thats why we bring a DSLR to capture the moments.    I’m not the only 1 whining about the Singapore Indoor Stadium policies.  Infact, everytime there is a concert at the indoor stadium, I would think thrice whether to attend the concert.  Ofcourse, we’re there to support the singers and watch their live performances but thinking about the policies just irks me.

I’ve got more Jays photo to share but they’re not sharp and clear =(  All thanks to the hide&seek game I was playing with the crews.  Nonetheless, I had enjoyed myself alot in the concert.  And by the way, this is the first time I attended a FULL HOUSE concert in Singapore!  Very very full!  And so full, he had to do 3 concerts to fulfill most of our desires!   He’s fucking fantastic.  Anyways, here are some videos done by @princesspinky89:

說了再見

超人不會飛

07/14/10

Yet another decision making

Decision making, just 2 words, which means to make a decision.  Whether you like it anot, regret it anot, you have to choose something that affects your life now or in future.

Yesterday, or should I say since last week, I was put to another decision making dilemma.  There were a variety of choices and each choice, inevitably, may affect my future career and which industry do I want to progress.  And ofcourse, we all know that this degree, afterall, is just a paper and everything you learn may not be applied to your future work.  Like it anot, we may have to work on a job that may be out of our expertise as well.

So the school was quite strict, there wasn’t much choice for me this semester except to take the advance networking course and network security course, try to clear up all my redundant electives and endure for another 1.5years before Im ready to work in the society.

I often thought myself as either a Photographer, a Police Officer or a Infomation Systems Manager/Engineer.  I might be taking CCNA/CCNP in the near future, at least before I graduate so that I can stand a better chance to other candidates for application to a job.  For the first 2 jobs, it’s a definitely no-no for my girl because a photographer works both day and night, rushing assignments and police officer is just too much of a risk for me.

Anyway, my application for an accommodation hall in the next semester had failed me.  Despite having almost the highest cutoff point, the school committee has decided to ‘up’ the standard because there were just too many students with that highest cutoff point, and that is totally so unfair.  I’m trying to see if I can get myself a temporary van or car to last for the next 1.5years so that I can still drive to school/work and avoid those ‘heavy-smoker’ smell commuters; they makes me suffocate and nauseous on the train!  And my lessons may start at 12.30pm and ends at 830pm everyday.  Yes thinking of that too, irks me.

05/11/10

Witnessing an accident

I never thought that I would ever see an accident right infront of me and today I did and  right infront of my naked eyes.  The car infront of me was trying to move out into the opposite lane on a T-junction.  However, there was a traffic light at another junction so the car was waiting for some clearance at the junction box before he moves out.  A class 4 lorry then came and stopped at the junction box, allowing the car to move out to the opposite road.  When the car was moving out slowly from the junction box, then came a few motorcycles in slow speed and they didnt know that there is a car coming out because it was blocked by the lorry.  The car also did not know about the existence of the motorbikes, so he slowly moved out.  In a split second, 1 motorbike which was the first to cross the junction box missed by a few inches from the car, just that few inches.  Then another motorbike was less fortunate.  She wasnt able to stop in time and the accident was in a split second.  Her front wheel hit onto the car’s front right wheel gap, which caused tremendous impact on her bike and body.  She was thrown almost 180degrees onto the front of the car bonnet and fell to the ground immediately.

Other then the driver who hit her, I came out from my vehicle to help her as well.  I have a first aid cert on hand, it is my duty to ensure that she is safe and sound.  Then I called the emergency hotline for ambulance which took them about 10mins because of traffic congestions during that peak period.  The police officers came down in a swift moment to provide support for the victim and stabilizing the traffic condition.  Then I left my statement and particulars and left the place.

During that period, ofcourse there were hundred pairs of eyes looking at us and noone volunteered/offered to help in any way =/  Really disappointed with the people.  But again, who would want to poke their noses into this kind of thing?  When garment says give money, everyone wants to take.  When someone have accident, you see until happy liao walk away~  That is life =(

I dont want to see this kind of accident anymore.  Please.

04/22/10

Jay Chou Concert 2010 (2)

After struggling for hours with @princesspinky89 at sistic website again, we finally got a pair of tickets at Cat 4 ($138). It may not be the best seats or the preferred Cat (we were hoping for Cat 3!) but its definitely better than nothing.

This time round, its not @princesspinky89 that wanted to go, and instead it was me who insisted that we should watch this long anticipated concert of the year! I’m very curious about the crowd and WHY, is everyone else, so crazy about Jay’s concert.

The ticket sales this time round is still limited to OCBC card holders, so its really unfair to those people who do not own an OCBC card (finally I feel proud to own 1 now.) Still, the tickets were near sold-offs within 2 hours. There were certain point of where the website showed only single seats available in all category.

Would Jay Chou & organisers open 1 more show? The chances are low I guess, who would know a small red dot like Singapore has got so many supporters but they cant apprehend to everyones liking. Part of marketing is that if you can satisfy everyone’s demand then the next concert everyone will be expecting the same thing; i.e. they will open more and more shows to satisfy the crowd. Look from the point of a restaurant as well, if your restaurant is crowded, you can’t add in more seats and tables just because you want more sales. Also note about the comfortability of other customers and space constraints. You really cant satisfy everyone.

And for sistic, if your I.T department haven’t told you about this, its time for you to replace them. You should implement a tunnelling VPN for all your service counter and telephone service computers so that they dont get jammed up along with your web server running on IIS. And set priority on IIS to allow your intranet to book before the others, whats the point of us going to your counter/calling you and you keep telling us you share the same system as us and the web server is not responding -_-. And do some load-balancing farm for your webservers.

Now I gota bring DSLR into there and hopefully dear allow me to rent a 70-200L IS lens to bring there 😀

04/15/10

Jay Chou Concert 2010


Image from phing.com

In barely 2hours, Singapore official leading ticket seller in charge of selling the tickets for Jay Chou 2010 Concert tickets, Sistic, got ‘raped’ virtually as crazy fans hog on to the website since 9am and telephone lines were so busy, I bet they haven’t have a condition like this before.

The website couldn’t take the load as thousands of fans try to best to click on the button that can bring that them mayhem this 24th July.  His concert was long waited.  Everyone seized the chance of getting the tickets and none, would actually give up their tickets.  The sales started at 9am on the website for OCBC card holders only.  Even for those without OCBC credit/debit cards, they hog on to the tickets for as long as they could so that in the mean time they could get someone with an OCBC card to help them purchase the tickets.

Ironically, I have an OCBC card.  I could have placed my order as early as all the other crazy fans would but I wasnt able to.  In my OCBC Debit card, its value would never exceed more than 3 digits because I would only use it to watch movies.  Occasionally, on Sistic tickets but its really rare, and I would transfer some money in before I purchase the ticket.

The crazy phenomenon is that Everyone SEEMS to own an OCBC card.  I have no idea either.  Tickets were selling damn fast and by the next time you refresh your browser, ‘boo’, whats left is some unwanted category and single seats.  I tried calling into the office, hoping they have their own ‘GUI’ like those cinema tickets where they can choose the seats but the customer service representative insisted that they share the same system as us.  Which is, what they see is the same as us, so it really made the call pointless.

And there were some mofos who actually seized the opportunity to purchase MORE tickets and selling at incredibly HIGH margin.  Cat1 ($228) tickets were selling at $500 each.  Cat 2 ($198) were selling at $400 each.  Cat3 ($168) were selling at $350 each.  The price above was at the point I wanted to make my purchase over the ‘black market’ at phing.com and olx.sg.  After contacting the sellers, they actually raised the value, saying there were people offering at this bid and ask if you wish to increase the bid.

This is auctioning, which is fine.  Duh~ Seems like anyone would really PAY any price beyond imagination to watch his concert BUT… But… BuT.. I deem these retards as mentally challenged.  These black market sellers ARE trying to make a profit and they are supporting their action!  They don’t even host the concert or allows you to gain SPECIAL entry to the concert, its JUST a concert, still.  You’re still sitting down, listening to his melancholy voice but at twice the price others would pay.  If I were to sit beside you and found that you actually pay twice the price, I would paste a label at the back of your seat.  “Retard, Head KENA CHOPPED!”

On another happier note, theres one more concert coming up =)  I hope this time round dont have so many ‘black market’ opportunity and lets enjoy his concert together!