Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Asia's Got Talent - Anggun Pushes Her Golden Buzzer for Taiwanese Dance Crew

It was an eventful night for Taiwanese dance crew, Maniac Family when Anggun pushed her Golden Buzzer for them in last night’s episode of Asia’s Got Talent.

The Maniac Family consists of a teacher and her students who have been practicing ‘like maniacs’ in the past few years for Asia’s Got Talent. While they are a hip hop dance crew, they want to incorporate a little bit of their Chinese culture into their dance moves.

“I really, really liked it. You guys were very, very clean and precise. I loved all your expressions and fierceness and your attitude,” Jay Park said. “I think you guys were the best dance crew we have had on so far!”

“I liked the fact that you incorporated a bit of your culture. There’s a little bit of martial art,” Anggun added. “Well done, great!”

“I just love it when I can’t see anybody make a mistake. It was so precise and everybody was on their game,” David Foster said.

And when it came to voting time, Anggun simply asked “What is your favourite colour?” before pushing her Golden Buzzer for the dance crew.

“Congratulations! It was an excellent performance!” Anggun proclaimed.

The Golden Buzzer ensures that we will be seeing more of Maniac Family in the Semi-Finals in March where they will have a shot at the USD100,000 grand prize and the winning title.

Watch the encore telecast of this episode on Sunday at 9:05pm (8:05pm JKT/BKK) on AXN. New episode of Asia’s Got Talent airs every Thursday at 8.30pm (7:30pm JKT/BKK) on AXN. To follow the journey of this season’s acts, check out #AXNAsia and #AsiasGotTalent.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Singapore Scores First Asia's Got Talent Golden Buzzer in Three Seasons

It’s a first in Asia’s Got Talent’s history as Jay Park pressed his Golden Buzzer for TK Jiang, a digital magician representing Singapore in the premiere episode of Asia’s Got Talent Season 3.

“I was very impressed,” said Jay Park, “You know I’ve never seen digital magic before and that was very, very entertaining. I really like it.”

“That was unique. But then, it was so short. I feel like I wanted to see more,” Anggun chimed in.

23-year-old TK Jiang, who started his magic journey in Singapore, was overwhelmed with emotions as the audience went crazy over his unorthodox magic tricks. Currently a full-time student, TK Jiang wanted to put a modern spin into magic by going digital.

The Golden Buzzer ensures that we will be seeing more of TK Jiang in the Semi-Finals in March where he will have his shot at the USD100,000 grand prize and the winning title.

Other highlights of the two-hour premiere include HK Sisters, a pair of sisters who received a standing ovation from the audience; Fran Sisir, an Indonesian with a talent unlike any other, and Junior Good Vibes, an energetic dance crew that the judges did not hesitate to say yes to.

New episodes of Asia’s Got Talent air every Thursday at 8.30pm (7:30pm JKT/BKK) on AXN. There will be an encore telecast of episode 1 this Sunday at 9:05pm (8:05pm JKT/BKK) on AXN. To follow the journey of this season’s acts, check out #AXNAsia and #AsiasGotTalent.

To watch extended highlights of Asia’s Got Talent and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, fans can subscribe to the official AXN Asia YouTube Channel at www.YouTube.com/AXNAsia.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Perth 2018 - Kings Park

It was funny because each day when I was in Perth, every night I told myself,

'Let's go running. Enjoy the scenery, the sun and clear skies, and cold breezy air,'

When the following morning came, I turned and pulled in the sheets and whispered in my head,

'What the heck,'

The cold weather just makes you want to stay in and snuggle in your own bed longer! It is ironic because back here in the sunny, forever-summer island, we are unmotivated to move because of the heat. Any exercise outside would drench us in sweat and probably more exhausted from the heat than the workout.

Then we tell ourselves, if only the weather is cold, it would be more motivating to get into our running gear and sweat all the calories we have consumed. Cold weather just makes you want to sit in, eat soupy food and have hot tea.

If you have the energy, and if the weather is right you should by all means actually get into your running gear and I highly recommend running up to Kings Park. As I slept late the night before anyway, the idea of getting in a car sounds more appealing. It was less than ten minutes drive!

Kings Park is beautiful. Many colourful flowers, and visitors would just perch by the hillside cafes to enjoy the skyline and have a cup of coffee. You cannot afford that at all here because of the humidity. There, it would be hard to shy away from the sun because it was breezy. Just remember to slap on some sunblock! From the top, you get the see the Perth city skyline and it looks as majestic, and glitzy at night.

Kings Park also houses a war memorial erected in honor of all Australian soldiers whose remains are buried elsewhere.

Be sure to bring a bottle of water. The hike to Kings Park may be challenging to some and the weather can be quite dry. Other than that, it is a view worth the trip!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Happy Holidays 2018!

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season as much as I am. I was away for a personal retreat, shared great news with some good friends and close relatives, and I am very hopeful on what is to come for 2019. I have been on social media hiatus for more than two weeks (that is like two decades in the digital world! 😂) Yet, I do my homework of catching up just so that I would not be ignorant of your lovely posts. Truly, I am very happy some of you are having a blast this holiday season!

2018 has been a challenging year I will not deny. Without your support and thoughtful prayers, I am not sure if I would be able to hurdle through this year on my own. With well wishes from good friends and relatives, I am more geared up now and am more optimistic about what is to come.

2019 will not be without challenges but as always, I seek your well wishes and resolute support!

It is a little disappointing that I am not able to celebrate New Year's Eve abroad this year but it is more special than mega fireworks and picturesque holiday photos. Just for this year I hope! I would still love to travel each year end, not only to immerse myself in the holiday season overseas and get cultured, but also brush up my photography and writing skills.

I am of course hopeful to have more New Year's Eve trip in the future, as always!

With this, I wish you happy holidays and have a wonderful 2019!

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Perth 2018 - Exploring Perth City

Perth City is not exactly a refuge for shopaholics but some inexpensive stores like Target, or local chains like T2 and The Chemist Warehouse are hard to miss. An evening walk around Perth City was amazing during the cold season because it is pretty safe and quiet when the city goes to sleep.

Just do not walk close to the homeless. They can be, sometimes verbally abusive.

For party goers, there are a few clubs that you can go to which can be found along Hay Street Mall.