08/22/10

THE CLICK FIVE – CELEBRATIONS AT MARINA BAY (for YOG)

One of the night sister came running into my room and shout ‘HEY! CLICK FIVE IS COMING TO SG!’ and ima like ‘WTF!? WHEN!? HOW MUCH!?’  She then told me that only exclusive invites and we need to get the invites by buying a Samsung phone so without further ado, we checked everyone’s mobile plan and see who’s plan is expiring soon then we went over to buy a Samsung Galaxy S the next day – thats right, just for the pair of tickets!  After reaching there, then we realise that its actually opened to public as well but just the that public seats are really quite back so thank god we had the VIP tickets.  By 8.30pm, the organisers saw that the seats for the VVIP are not evern 20% filled, so they decided to ‘upgrade’ VIP seats to VVIP! which made every crazy clickfive fans running to the front to get the seats!

And thats how I got a good view to take photos =) Free VVIP seats!

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.

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!

01/2/10

Countdown to 2010 by the bay

Bought a pair of tickets for the countdown to 2010 at Marina Bay (seriously I dont know why is it called the marina bay now when the existing marina bay is still 2 stations away from the Cityhall station although the existing Marina Bay is left with sands and heavy vehicles, a beautiful pier and the Marina Barrage.)

The countdown 2010 began at 8PM with exotic performances by local rock bands such as The Great Spy Experiment, EIC, Singapore Idol Finalists and Da Mouth (after 11pm when the show was LIVE on the tv).  Mediacorp, broadcaster of the show had some technical faults when the show was LIVE, my god, very unprofessional all of a sudden.  Nevertheless, we enjoyed the performance throughout (although I shouted a woman to sit down when she was trying to take photo of the stage with her DSLR then I was very unhappy, I paid to SIT, not to stand along with her in order for me to watch the performances, so I shouted to ask her to SIT DOWN.  The people behind me, bet they know it was me, shouted ‘wah lau eh which fucker sia’.  I dont really care.  So what if ima fucker?  People are like that, when you don’t tell them they’re wrong, they will assume they are right, then she will continue standing to take photos while blocking the others.  Damn!  I was so helpful in this scenerio already!)

The 8minute 30secs fireworks was really exhilarating, every spark and explosion caused a tremendous blowoff in the sky, exhibiting different colors and shapes making the audiences go ‘WOW’.  As usual, people with camera, videoed the process while I try to take snapshops of the fireworks with my point-and-shoot.

Way to go Singapore!

HAPPY 2010 my readers!