Sunday, December 28, 2008

Little Nonya Compass Point Roadshow!

whether you came to 'beo' the poor thing Yuzhu, or to see if Charlie Zhang & Huang Zhenzhu are really that evil, or to see if poor Yueniang & Chen Xi will be together, we'd like to thank you all for your support for the show... the turnout was AMAZING!

When we left and arrived, all 4 floors of the mall were occupied, even the escalators were turned off because people were standing on them to see the Little Nonya roadshow. It was overwhelming; I mean, I knew the ratings for the show is very high but I didnt expect that it would draw soooo many people to the roadshow!! :)

took this pic when i was standing on stage... but it's not enough to see the full force of the event! :)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Yummy Peranakan FOOD!!

after watching Little Nonya, do you get tempted by the array of peranakan dishes on the table when we had tok panjang (long table feast)? I'm sure the Peranakan restaurants all over the island are experiencing a new flurry of activity in their businesses these days! Hehe...

you know what, once you get started on it, YOU NEVER STOP WANTING TO HAVE IT!!

that's what happened to me!

in the show playing Huang Zhenzhu, I had absolutely no interest in cooking or following whatever Peranakan traditions. However, in real, as Eelyn Kok, I couldn't wait to try making those lovely cuisine myself!!

at 1st I dabbled with the spices myself after filming the scene where i was pounding them furiously. I pounded the spices by hand and after half a day of doing that, besides getting a well toned right arm and my hands dyeda beautiful yellow due to the tumeric, I managed to whip out a decent Chicken Buah Keluak. And man, the taste was jus awesome!

Next I went on to try the Ayam Lemak (chicken curry), Babi Ponteh (pork) and also assam chicken.

I have cravings for Peranakan food every week ever since!! I have also tried a few great Peranakan restaurants... (those interested to try can leave your email, and I'll mail u some reccomendations)

I think the Peranakan women in those days were culinary geniuses in putting different spices together and getting such a savoury, delicate taste to their food!

*will post pics of the food i cooked soon! ;)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Zhenzhu in Little Nonya

was finally able to watch this show 2 nights ago, after the busy peak of filming for Dreams Come True came to a slowdown...

frankly, my curiosity was piqued when colleagues arond me started saying how evil i was i the show, and said i slapped Yueniang so many times... Seriously, i cant remember how many times i slapped her!!! That's why I decided to go recap by watching the show! =P

then again, I must admit that initially I was upset when most ppl seemed to concentrate on saying how evil Zhenzhu is; seemed to me that the little touches I added into the role was disregarded and I do feel a lil disappointed...

still, I am thankful, and proud that I did this role. In fact, I think I put in a lot of effort and it came out well. :)

Friday, November 28, 2008

45th aniversary celebrations! Glam, Glam, Glam!! :)

pictures taken then...

we were all so busy with preparations there was hardly time to take pictures but we sneaked some time in between waiting to do so...

more to come...

Brother & Sisters!

Me & Dawn

Me & 4 handsome guys--lucky me! =P

Weisong Laoshi & moi

Zzen & me

Ben & me

with Nat

and Belinda

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Shooting of Lil Nonya has ended...

hi all!
i jus came back from Penang where cast n crew of Lil Nonya went to shoot scenes in a local house-like museum.

Really enjoyed the experience and I thot the 2 weeks were gonna be a tough one to go thru... but not really, I enjoyed myself tremendously, finding joy in the hectic schedule n the new, strange environment, without the comforts of home and the familiar...

the 1st 2 days I was there, i was not filming and me and a few other actors skunked around a bit for local flavours n shopping interests hehe... Well, I had to do those 1st, otherwise when filming starts, i'd have no time, right?!

mm really want to upload some photos from my stay in Penang, but my comp has some problems for now... Never mind, i decribe now n upload later :)

actully the 2st 2 days were the only time i had for shopping, later it was jus quick dinners somewhere nearby n return to hotel rm to read script n rest early :)

Still, we enjoyed some local fare, which we got right in front f our doorstep because there was this open hawker area in front of the hotel... I, being the ever greedy one, stuffed myself silly with stewed chicken feet (the best, EVER!), assam laksa, fried kway teow, oyster in fried eggs, curry mee etc etc. So shiok ok. but then the next day me n Pierre had a bit of a stomach ache... ahahah Thank God it didnt affect our performance the next day :)


Friday, September 26, 2008

Sexy Sleeping Pose...

Please... Did I say it's my sexy sleeping pose??! hahahah

Its my kitty Fyfi, she has really sexy sleeping poses and I took this while she was sound asleep... either she had a really late night or she thinks the light from the sun's too glaring, hahaha...

heheh.. cute right??

Sexy Kitty

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Korean Drama (&帅哥)给我的感动

coffee prince

趁着最近有点空, 便追看前阵子让新加坡人风靡的韩剧《咖啡王子一号店》。



刚看到第7集, 我就对这小妹妹的演技越来越赞赏。 演的太自然了,该象男生一样粗鲁时, 就大口大口的猛吞食物。。。 被对她友好感、怀疑自己是同性恋的老板要求包包时,被突如其来的这个举动吓了一跳、又有女生内心小鹿乱撞的羞涩。。。 真实让我直呼:棒啊!!


为什么啊?因为它们节奏虽然有点慢,但就因为这样,人物感情的刻画却足够的空间和时间去表达的更自然、更丰富、更精彩。本来是要做参考、做功课的我,不由自主的被‘高恩璨’, ‘崔汉成’和‘崔汉杰’这几个人物的户动,完完全全的吸引进去了!!

哈哈,有点slow--全国人都看完了我才来看, but 真的很enjoy feeling the love,confusion,sadness, anger and the disappointment that they feel。

也许在我将来的演出,也可参考韩国演员的演绎方式! ;)

Anyway, no spoilers hor!! dun tell me what happens in the end okay? Let me watch and +feel+ for myself ya? hehehe...
handsome one in specs

**ps-- 我觉得李善钩,那个带黑眼镜的男演员超帅!! 可能是他的斯文man look appeal to me 吧!! 呵呵。。。

wahhhh, 流口水了。。!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

手做电话包h handmade phone holder

昨晚, 不, 应该是昨天凌晨, 睡不着所以心血来潮,亲手缝制了一个手提电话包。原本只是握着几个月前在牛车水购买的不织布料,也不知道要缝什么。突然简讯铃声响了,眼睛瞄到电话,索性连简讯也不回便开始动手穿针线了。

过程花了我4个钟。 有点长, but你要知道我从中二就没试过动手制作手工了okay!!其实动脑想点子、搞创意真的很费心思。一直不知道要缝什么图安。结果。。。 嘿嘿,制成品就在下面! cute 吗??

我可是感到很自豪哦! 下次要try making small coin purse或者tote-bag了!! 到时,在放上网给大家看咯! =)

couldnt get to sleep yesterday morning in the wee hours, so decided to spend time sewing my own phone holder. i dun have a sewing machine so everything is handmade.

took me 4 hurs to complete but the process was fun. was a lil rusty doing handicrafts like this cos the last time i sewed anything, was back when i was in secondary school! so i decided to try making something simple and graduate into something bigger next time when i am more adept at this.

quite pleased with the result actually... cant wait to try making a purse or a tote soon!!! :)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Nose mask.

Jus did a nose mask that works superbly pulling out the blackheads and whiteheads on the nose.

Bought it in Taiwan last yr & am running out on it! Urgh! I need to get more!

Anyway, jus wanna record that there is this sweet sensation of victory while enduring the slight pain tearing the dry mask off your skin, that guarantees the removal of irritating blackheads & minimizing the pores ^^ !! Yeah! 胜利!! Woohoo!

hehe, a bit masochistic but SaTiSYing!!!!! Muhahahah... *bleah* V^-^V

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Summer Fiesta @ Sentosa!

夏日炎炎,sentosa island 就在那个时候掀起了一波又一波的热浪!

Ben trying to act cool! But I must say, he looks damn good in this new hairstyle, and in this pair of 'kids'' shades lor!

Taking pic with my new coming drama's sister and father... Why did I have this funni look? Cos Geping da-ge threw a ball over while we were taking a pic & I didnt see! So the volleyball *boink*, kenna my head lor! =p Then we all got into a laughing fit, as if someone had touched our laughing 穴道。。。

Okay~ then we retake the pic. See, see!! Look at Darren stifling his laughter till he's all tomato red in the face!! =D and see my sheepish look. My sis is pretty professional though, in the pic, still maintaining a wonderful smile whilst me and Dareen cld hardly keep our composure! :p

The usual bad women in the drama serials-- Ng Hui, May Phua and Moi. Honestly, tell me, do we really look like bad ppl, 坏女人?! To let me know your views, please leave a comment~! Thx!

the 3 stereotyped actresses + the newly minted bad gal in 球爱大战 (Beach。Balls。Babes。)

Aniwaes we were all told to be in beachwear for this event, so we all thot damn long and hard about what beachwear really is. hmmm, wait a min! if i remember correctly, most beachgoers i saw wereeither topless or in bikinis! so, does it mean we had to be the same?

Ah, but dear readers, artistes are artists with an 'e' behind, meaning 'e'xtraordinarily artistic! So we turned up in our individual ideas of what beachwear means to us!

tell me leh, what would your beachwear be like? =)

Friday, July 4, 2008

Melbourne Trip Pics!

Melbourne's a very VERY cold place in May till end of July. I had to get used to the cold, cos the temperature could dip suddenly from 12* to 4*C in broad daylight! That's when I truly appreciate the sun; when it comes out, I feel warm and nice all over, able to move about again!

See the thick clothing I wore? Not enuff to keep me warm I tell u...

Lived at my cousin's place in Clayton, in the suburbs of Melbourne during my visit... My 1st day there, i was awed by the vast blue sky u can see because there aren't much high rise buildings blocking it. Everyone can have a piece of land to build their own house and have a lil garden AND garage and etc... That is a dream not many Singaporeans can afford to have cos of the lack of land here...

The Flinders Train Staion, a very prominent landmark in Melb City. From there, u can walk to the many shopping blocks stretched out over the long Swanston Street, where there are also many small streetlets to wander into for more eating and shopping!

St Paul's Cathedral jus opp. Flinders Train Station. An old building with a lot of character. See the finer architecture?

Visited the Art Museum, where aborigines' art pieces from olden days of coloured sap and dyes put on tree barks, depicting ancient rites & rituals & telling stories of birth and death, to modern day abstract canvas pieces using acrylic as medium... Quite an insight into the aborigines' way of life...

Singapore Chomp Chomp in Melbourne?!!! Wahhhhh~~~~~ Nice or not?? I dunno, hehehe, cos I ate somewhere else, a HK style eatery recommended by a friend.

My 1st meal on Melbourne street! Siew Mai & Brinjal Pork Gravy Rice & a nice _warm_ Chinese tea... not too bad!

A shopping mall in Lonsdale street... really pretty... got some sweets there...

Random shots taken on the travel bus on the way to The Great Ocean Road!

Outback Dunny... it RELIEVES you... Enter at your own risk! Hahahaha... =p

Enjoying a traditional Lamington with tea and Marmite on crackers! Great accompaniment to the breezy awesome view of the Great Ocean..

To prove I was there. Heh =P

A tah pau-ed lunch at the stopover en route to the 12 Apostles.

Self taken..

..and taken by someone else. It's best to have another fren along during a vacation and not go alone like me, for the menial chores of taking fantastic pics of oneself! =D hahah...


12 Apostles! Of which, the bus driver told us only 6 and a half are left! I'm glad I caught the majestic sight of it before it all comes down! :)

I love this particular pic...

to be continued, watch THIS space!!! =)