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Merry Christmas!

SmileMerry Christmas Everyone!!Smile

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I wish upon you lots of good food, good friends and good fun!!

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!

St Andrew’s Dental Surgeons

Bet you didn’t see this post coming….

Actually, it is of utmost importance. In order to be able to eat well and enjoy the process of eating, would it not be vital that you maintain a healthy set of pearly whites? Yesterday was my bi-annual dental check up. Yes boss, I didn’t skive off early to go for a job interview. I really went to see the dentist.

Going to the dentist isn’t exactly an enjoyable thing. I always feel such rush of relief when no cavities are found and the dentist can go ahead to polish my teeth. There was a period of time when I hadn’t visited the dentist for more than 2 years. It was pretty scary when I finally did go. Luckily all was fine. I realise that as long as I make the visits often enough, say twice a year, there would be nothing to worry about. I’m assuming a cavity takes time to develop??

Anyway, St Andrew’s is on my company’s list of approved dental clinics. A colleague recommended me this place and I’ve been going back since. I haven’t been to all that many dental clinics, but I quite like St Andrews. The clinic is nice, clean and comfortable. There is a waiting area with comfy chairs and lots of magazines to keep your mind off the impending check-up. There is a coffee machine although I don’t think you’ll be wanting that just before you bare your teeth to the dentist. There is a fish tank with colourful corals, if you need help calming down.

St Andrew’s recently moved from the 3rd floor of Amara Shopping Centre to the 11th floor of Amara Corporate Tower. So there is also a view to enjoy now. I like looking out at the Icon Condominium, one of my favourite condos. When I grow up, I’m going to get an apartment there.

St Andrew’s Dental Surgeons is a dental practice where there are numerous dentists with numerous consultation rooms, ie it’s not a one-man show. I won’t comment on the dentists here as I don’t think that would be appropriate. Suffice to say that I don’t see a need to change dentists or dental clinics for now.

St Andrew's Dental Surgeons - Waiting Area

Lots of travel and car magazines

St Andrew's Dental Surgeons - Waiting Area

Fish tank on the left, kiddo play area and waiting area on the right

St Andrew's Dental Surgeons - View from the dental chair

View of The Pinnacle @ Duxton from my dental chair. Check out the sunglasses on the table. That’s so that the bright lights don’t stun your eyes when you’re having your teeth yanked out.

St Andrew's Dental Surgeons - View of Amara Hotel Swimming Pool

While waiting for my dentist, I got off the dental chair to snap a picture of the Amara Hotel Pool. Quite nice huh.

St Andrew's Dental Surgeons - Reception Area

Reception area. The lift opens directly into the dental clinic.

St Andrew’s Dental Surgeons

Amara Corporate Tower#11-01
Amara Hotel 100 Tras Street
Singapore 079027
Tel: +65 6224 0055 FAX: +65 6226 2364
Email:
beautifulsmile@standrews.sg

Mon – Fri: 8:30 – 19:00
Saturday : 8:30 – 15:00
Sunday and PH Closed

http://www.standrews.sg/index.html

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