Tuesday, 16 September 2014

我(還是想)要當歌手!!!

Many people have asked if I would ever go back to singing. Or years back, they would ask why I didn't go to Taiwan. It's not that easy you know. So I buy a ticket to Taiwan, and I reach Taoyuan International Airport. And THEN??? I won't immediately become a singer. And apart from hard work, it takes opportunity as well. 

So I made the decision to fly to Taiwan earlier this year thanks to the TV programme Lady First Singapore which debut on our local cable channel last June. This acquaintance, or opportunity, took long enough to reach me, but I guessed if it had reached me any earlier I might not have been ready in many aspects. I'm still not perfect; my acting skills have room for polishing; my singing is not exactly amazing because I've only just been self-teaching and finding my own way by bumping into walls; I think I can be a better host if I read more but I haven't been reading enough; and I'm still a fatty bom bom. (Stop telling me I'm not fat! I know! I just look damn chubby on TV and that's not exactly the look I am going for.)

To cut the story short, I found myself joining another singing competition 9 years after "Project Superstar". I know I have improved, and in a way, it was to prove to myself that I can now deliver on stage without stage fright. Yes I had stage fright when I was on Project Superstar. I didn't even remember how I got through each round because I was more freaked out than focussed on my singing then.

So green, and I don't just mean that tunic I was wearing.

Coincidentally, the singing competition I was going to join is also called "Superstar". =)
I was lucky in that the group which I auditioned with and who were in the PK zone with me were all awesome people, much like the PSS contestants back in 2005. ^.^

The stage I was to perform on once again.

To be honest, this stage actually freaked me out, and excited me, all at once. Because I was actually in Taiwan, and was going to sing to the Taiwanese audience on their local TV! Scared, uh huh, because I was told I couldn't hold my notes and was pitchy back in PSS days, so from then on I deemed myself a lousy singer, but excited because I knew I have improved so much...in the KTV room. Haha! With regards to whether I could deliver that on stage in front of such a big audience, well, it has never been tested since 2005, so...

The look that was done for me. Only the accessories (excl the hat) were mine. I wasn't quite sure about this look, but it showed no waist (it was bad enough to be big, but not showing I have a waist is like shooting myself in the foot). I've always had a thing against this kind of straight cut dresses - I don't think they work for me. But I gave it a go anyway, because maybe the whole look works on camera. I thought it had character, just wasn't very me. What do you think?

Seeing myself on TV wearing sleeveless really pushed me to want to lose weight again. I'm now 53kg. (Still. After so much talk about wanting to lose 5kg, and I'm still here. Oei Silver, buck up please. Tsk.) Taiwanese girls generally are between 40-47kg. Or rather, the ones you see onscreen who are about my height. Yup.

Anyway, shall shut up and work on that myself to better prepare myself for Taiwan. 我要瘦!因為我相信自己可以更好!For now, I'll let you guys have a listen at my performance on the show.

Here's the link for my first round. =)



I know right, they like to stop at those points. The result shows up in the following video. =)




Wednesday, 10 September 2014

MIA

Sorry I have been missing in action! I took a longer than usual break from my normal blogging to sort of, well, live life. Lol. I wasn't sure how interested you'd be in my social life so I haven't been blogging much (since going out with friends have been pretty much what I have been doing since taking a break from June to August). 

It's now September, and I've started becoming busy again. Teeny tiny bit of regret on not blogging much the past 3 months on my life updates cos I have nothing to look back on when I get older, on these 3 glorious months. *drama* Lol! 

I'm now doing a Channel 5 drama called Koji Cooks. (For the non-Singaporeans, Channel 5 is an English-speaking TV channel here.) Like the name suggests, yes, it is a show about cooking. 


It's a comedy, and I play a Kopitiam Ah Lian. This is actually kinda fun as I've never played an Ah Lian before in any of the shows I've done. Dalton asked me about the character I'm playing and I got stuck at having to describe Ah Lian to a non-local. And also at describing kopitiam. 

Try.

Had you there right! Haha! Kopitiam was slightly easier to define, though we can't directly translate it cos a "coffee shop" means something like a cafe to non-Singpaoreans/Malaysians. It's like a food court but smaller. Something like that? 

As for Ah Lian, I was like...erm..I play this girl whose parents were loansharks, and she grew up not having a lot of education but she's really street-smart and good with money and maths. That doesn't describe the lian either, it merely states what the character is. Lol. 


Meet Wendy, my character in Koji Cooks. She has bright pink nails, pink hair extensions, wears big-eye contact lens, and is sibeh chio. Okok don't puke. She has this obsession with the perfect splash paint art, probably influenced by her ah long (loanshark) father whose paint splashes are "the nicest in  Geylang East". 


Because Koji Cooks is a comedy, we have so much fun on set I'm grateful that this is "work" for me. =D

If I'm gone for too long (again) after this post, do check out my updates on Instagram okay? It's just easier to microblog in between all the things I'm doing as compared to doing actual blogging. That being said, I can say sooooo much more here and actually chat with you. (Actually chat with myself la cos I don't know if there are any more of you reading since I've been gone for so long.) I try to put up an Instagram post at least once a day so at least you can find out what's been happening with me. 


Till my next post! I'm gonna koon now cos I have a 7am call time. Nite! :*