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Fifa World Cup Brazil 2014!

Calling all you football fans. It’s already time for you to plan for FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL 2014!

This is no quick weekend to Bangkok or KL. This takes planning! Ticket bookings are available already with the prices; just click here. That’s right, it’s only a year away. Get ready to travel, cheer, celebrate and samba; or cry if your team loses.

After a wait of 64 years the World Cup is returning to the most victorious nation in World Cup history. Who’s your favourite team? England? Japan? Honduras? Even if your team is not there just choose any one of the great teams that have already qualified and cheer them on. image

Can Brazil taste victory on their home soil or will they crack under the immense pressure of an expectant nation? Will Argentina steal their show and break their hearts? Can England defy the critics and win for just the second time? Imagine a Brazil/Argentina final with Messi and Neymar against each other! To see this live, it can only happen at the World Cup. You would know what I mean if you are a football fan. Winking smile

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Sign up for the Community Games 2013!

You know what, I’ve been writing so much about food, I thought that it would only be responsible of me to give some air-time to exercise and healthy living. Calling all sporting enthusiasts out there, now’s your chance to take part in some competitive sports! Don’t worry, it’s all in the name of having fun, bonding with your neighbours and keeping fit at the same time!

So what is this Community Games all about?

The upcoming Community Games 2013 (CG 2013) is a multi-sports competition held across the island, bringing the Games to the heart of the community and connecting residents of different ages, races and living across estates.

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COMPANY the musical

*Invited Review*

I watched Company last Friday. It was my 1st time in more than 5 years and I enjoyed being in a theatre again after so long!

Company, if you didn’t already know from my previous post, is a musical comedy based on a book by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The original production was nominated for a then-unheard-of and subsequent record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six. The Singapore version, adapted slightly to suit our culture, is directed by Hossan Leong.

I won’t go too much into the plot, except to say that the musical revolves around Bobby, a 35 year old Bachelor who can’t seem to settle down. He has 5 couple friends, mostly married, and the musical revolves around each of the couples interaction with Bobby separately. My favourite scene has got to be the “Amy freaking out over her impending wedding with Paul” scene. Amy (acted by Petrina Kow) goes berserk and blurts out a gazillion reasons in bullet train speed why she can’t marry Paul, all in song form! It’s so hilarious and I can’t even begin to imagine how much Petrina must have practised to get all her lines right!

This scene alone is worth the price of the ticket! Oh, and the fact that you can ogle at Peter Ong who plays Bobby, the suave Malaysian with numerous operatic roles to his name. Oh wait, there’s even a “sex scene”…a few gasps were heard for sure. Thanks to my seat, which was 5 rows from the stage, I had great views of all the actors and actresses, although of course I only had my eyes on 1. The Drama Centre isn’t that big, so all seats should command a pretty good view. Oh btw, the set is really lovely looking. There is even a Steinway piano on the set!

If you need to know more about the plot, Wikipedia gives a fairly detailed account. But of course nothing beats watching it up close and personal.

Company the Musical (3)

The entire cast of Company!

Company the Musical (2)

Peter Ong, who plays Bobby.

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Company–A Musical Comedy

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When Dream Academy invited me to watch this upcoming musical, I was quite delighted. I did a quick calculation and realised that the last time that I have watched a theatre performance was back in 2007! It was a Crazy Christmas, held at the National Library Drama centre and I enjoyed the performance tremendously! To think that during my younger days I was Chairperson of my school’s English Drama Society. How terrible that I’ve totally lost touch with the ins and outs of our local theatre circle!

Anyway I’m really looking forward to watching Company, the musical next Friday! I’ll do up another post once I’ve watched the musical. Smile Smile Smile

More about COMPANY

Dream World Productions presents its first production, COMPANY by the legendary Mr. Stephen Sondheim. COMPANY has won a total of seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Music and Best Original Lyrics in the 1971 Original Broadway production and Best Revival of a Musical in the 2006 Broadway Revival. Hossan Leong is the director for the Singapore version of Company. This super-funny musical comedy explores the pros and cons, the ups and downs as well as the ins and outs of being single. Join our talented cast as they try to persuade our hero, Robert, to do what our Government has been hard selling for years… Get married!

Check out the teaser videos!

1) Teaser video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEGufq1watI&feature=relmfu

2) Bobby’s ladies singing in the MRT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xuUGRIh2bA&feature=plcp

CAST:
Tan Kheng Hua, Karen Tan, Brendon Fernandez, Petrina Kow, Candice de Rozario, Ivan Choong, Matt Grey, Tim Garner, Rebecca Spykerman, Juwanda Hassim, Mina Kaye, Glory Ngim, Seong Hui Xuan and introducing Peter Ong

SHOW DETAILS:
Opens on 1 November 2012 to 11 November 2012
Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Building Level 3
Tuesdays – Fridays 8pm, Saturdays – Sundays 3pm and 8pm

TICKET PRICES (Excluding $3 SISTIC booking fee):
Preview (1 November 2012): $77, $57, $37
Standard: $97, $77, $57
Tickets can be purchased through SISTIC website: www.sistic.com.sg,
SISTIC Hotline: (65) 6348 5555 and SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide.

Happy Birthday to ME!

Happy Birthday to Me Cake

Happy Birthday to me….. I made this chocolate birthday cake because no one else wanted to buy a cake for me. I know how because BITC taught me how. Valrhona chocolate on the inside, Ghirardelli chocolate on the outside. I think it looks quite okay, if I say so myself. It could have been better but I didn’t have a turntable and I had to use the plastic plate as a makeshift base instead of a proper one. I made this at home last night, iced it this morning, and brought it to Il Lido restaurant for my birthday lunch. I wanted to pipe rosettes but there wasn’t enough time. Il Lido kindly provided a little candle plus the white plate.

Happy Birthday to Me Cake slice I ate the ME slice of course…

I celebrated my birthday with my parents and The Partner at Il Lido today. Yesterday, I had a pre-birthday celebration with The Partner at The Prime Society in Dempsey. I had the most fantastic piece of meat I have eaten in a very long time, perhaps ever to date. It was SO DELICIOUS it was almost unbelievable. It was a Wagyu Tri-Tip. More about that in a separate post.

Next week, the celebrations will continue as The Partner will take me to Guy Savoy. Looking forward to that, although I may have to postpone it to space out the rich food. Oh and Restaurant Week’s at the end of March and my friend is taking me to Brasserie Les Saveurs at St Regis. It’s good food galore. Man I love celebrating my birthday like the King of Thailand (ie month long….)

AND, The Partner is taking me to the Tott Store to pick out a kitchen gadget as my birthday gift. Can’t wait!

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