Sunday, October 28, 2012

Let Me Super4orce You A Message

Early this morning while having I was having breakfast and wonderful cup of Gryphon's, I chanced upon this article on page 27 in The New Paper that features one of the lastest show in OKTO channel, Super4orce.

Honestly I have not watched kids show for a long time because I'm past that age but what grabs my attention was the genre. How often do you see locally produced Sci-Fi?

Horror? Done. The Incredible Tale. Comedy? Done. Too many to name. Under One Roof and Phua Chu Kang is on top of my mind right now. Yes, I'm the 90's generation and I won't deny we Singaporeans need a dose of endorphins now and then because this is not really the land of smiles. Deal with it. Thriller? Suspense? We have Code of Law on Channel 5 to abide with and reality shows? Plenty. What's more to say? Plenty of documentaries and and artsy programmes in OKTO too but Sci-Fi I daresay kinda one of a kind. Better yet, when superheroes are involved. Now Superman, a product of a mishap, came into my mind. After all, it is a superhero themed series.

Who doesn't love Sci-Fi? It's not teeth biting, and it's not that empty chick-flick series that we watch. Not that I don't watch them, guilty as charged! But we got to start stimulating our mind with creativity and something different. And Super4orce is probably it.

Only with 10 episodes, you'll follow the lives of 4 misfits who receives super powers after a freak Science Fair explosion. If America has Scooby-Doo, in Singapore we have Super4orce less the dog that only gets brave after that cookie. My God, how could I remember that cartoon! Just that this is not cartoon.

I've watched it and I know, it's awesome. It doesn't kill you to tune in to OKTO on Thursdays and Saturdays, 8pm and 12 noon respectively. And do check out the behind the scenes video!

Video courtesy of Monochromatic Pictures

You don't tell me you watch Gossip Girl or Pokemon because your friends didn't tell you. They absolutely did!

Anyway, since we are on this topic on locally produced series and movies. Must I say we should support them, otherwise who would? The only reason Hollywood and Korean pop is doing well is not because of the money they spent on tours. They have a large fan base in their very own backyard. Should we want to rise up like them, we should only do the same. And that's how we get the ball rolling.

I'm saying this not because I wanted to be in a show or anything because then this would be a very, very cheap shot but lo and behold, before I graduated, I detest locally produced films but after watching them because bo-pian (no choice), it changed my perception of local films to a great extent. The storylines were good, and the cinematography was incomparable. They just lack the support.

I suppose it is time for us to lay back and think just about that. Good night!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Singapore JewelFest 2012

This year, JewelFest 2012 is celebrating their 10th anniversary and although I have been there four times, it has never failed to amaze me. Where do these jewelers get their ideas from? I got to give a standing ovation to the designers for coming with such not only creative, but intricate and attractive ideas. I can't even knead a vase for nuts!

JewelFest 2012 is not sexist as you would have thought. Stereotypically, jewelries are for women and their living mantra "Diamonds are forever." but at this age where jewellery is also a symbol of wealth and status, men would like to have a piece of it as well. So don't fret if you missed this year's festival. God willing the following year there will be another one, and you can flock in with your groupies and have a shopping trip there. If you're going to spend big though, be sure you're a UOB cardholder as you are entitled for discounts, privileges and other gifts. Also, be sure you have enough credit limit!

This year's JewelFest is personally exciting because not only I made new friends, I also got to see the latest designs from a renowned international designer - Ashley Isham.

Ashley Isham's S/S 2013 collection was donned by the men and women parading the runway, sparkled with masterpieces like from Vihari Jewels, Simone Jewels and even from the middle east, Arts & Gems just to name a few. Must I say they look very stunning and what they wore on that neck complement really well with what's on the body.

I also got the honor to have a photo with the designer himself!

Ashley Isham has been one of the inspiring people in the community, and it's for many reason. The one thing I could tell you, the energy and attitude that he has put in to his empire, is something that is to be admired about.

Because success doesn't appear just like that.

By the way, thanks everyone for allowing me to be a part of this! More photos can be found through my Tumblr and Instagram. Check them out!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

VIP Fashion Night 2012

It's the weekend! I am glad that just in a nick of time, I got to attend the VIP Fashion Night held late last night. It was all because there was a change of plan at work. Which was totally unpredictable.

This VIP Fashion Night is not a runway show which is only due till late November this year. The event was an introduction to the upcoming big event, which is the Women's Fashion Week.

Two labels were introduced that evening, namely Julien Fournié and On Aura Tout Vu. Where as for the rest of the designers that will be flocking in to Singapore, you'll have to wait and see it for yourself!

The highlight of the event was more than just the beautiful work of these two labels but Nicolas Ouchenir was there to awe us with his calligraphy skills. He is a renowned calligrapher who does invitation cards for high end parties and luxury brands like Lancome and many other.

Who knew you can earn big bucks with just pen and ink. Well enough said, I shall let the pictures do the talking.

 Nicolas Ouchenir calligraphing names and messages for donors who donated to the cancer society.

 Models donning the latest season outfit which can be found in The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.

Julien Fournié (above) and Livia Stoianova (below) introduces their latest collection to guests.