Tuesday, October 31, 2006

My Personality

ENFP - "Journalist". Uncanny sense of the motivations of others. Life is an exciting drama. 8.1% of total population.
Free Jung Personality Test (similar to Myers-Briggs/MBTI)

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Rocky Horror



Alter: The title for today’s episode seems a little weird, don’t you think?

Adi: Why?

Alter: First of all what’s Rocky Horror?

Adi: It’s this classic movie. Susan Sarandon acted in it. The rest of the actor, I can’t really remember their names.

AlteR: Speaking of Susan Sarandon. I really love her.

Adi: Me too. Especially those sad- drama movies like Anywhere But Here and Stepmom!

AlteR: Anywhere But Here? Isn’t that the movie where she acted with that girl who also acted in Star Wars? I can’t remember her name.

Adi: Me neither. But anyway the movie was banned and is still ban I guess in Singapore cos of the strong Transsexual elements inside it.

Alter: Transsexual elements?

Adi: Apparently the lead character is like this transsexual Dracula or something, and then Susan Sarandon and her boyfriend are like stranded in this strange area. They went into this castle like house to seek help, but turns out they were trapped inside the place, and experienced weird incidences. Throughout the movie, there were songs and dances and lots of sexual innuendos!

AlteR: Sounds exciting.

Adi: Yes. So there is this friend of mine called Greg.

AlteR: Who is Greg? New love?

Adi: Nope. We met at a friend’s party. Greg happens to be one of those people who love to host parties. And his parties always have themes. Like the other time, he hosted this party called Christmas in July. So everything you see during the party was like associated to Christmas. These include Christmas stockings hang around the house, mistletoe hang above the door frame, and then there was also Christmas tree fully decorated. The food is the best. You have like crambulae, roasted turkey and lots and lots of chocolates. It is just too bad that I don’t drink, cos during the party, the guests all bring like bottles of wines and beers with them, ranging from Bailey’s and Bacardi to bottles and bottles of Vodka.

Alter: So what kind of drink do you have during the party?

Adi: Soda water. Which is just as well, cos I was more of working during the party rather than an invited guest.

AlteR: working?

Adi: Yeah. Actually Greg hired me cos he finds me very outgoing. You know how during some parties, there will be some individuals who just don’t blend into the crowd. As in, they are either too shy or they just feel awkward cos they are surrounded by strangers.

AlteR: Yeah. What does that have to do with you working during parties?

Adi: Okay. Basically my job is to interact with these people. Sort of to warm them up so that they will feel more comfortable to mix around with the crowd in the party. So during the Christmas in July Party, I was dressed up as an Elves. So I was supposed to like approach people with cheesy lines like “you know, Santa wouldn’t like people who keep to themselves and not talk to others during parties, ESPECIALLY during parties to honour Christmas. And how do I know this? Cos I work for Santa”.

Alter: (laughs)

Adi: Yeah. And then of course we would go through the basic conversation of “what’s your name?” and “what do you work as?” and that kinda getting to know stuff.

AlteR: So what did you tell these strangers? As in your name?

Adi: Oh. During the Christmas party, I told everyone that my name is Twinkle and I work for Santa in the North Pole, sending out gifts to good little kids. (laughs)

AlteR: I see. So what is your name during the Rocky Horror Party?

Adi: Okay. The Rocky horror Party is like a Halloween party. So during the party itself, you can find lots of Carved out pumpkins around the house, and then the food only consist the finest candies and chocolates. And the best part was there was the fountain fo chocolate fondue! Yeah. You guessed it right. I was hogging on to the machine and was like snacking on mountains of Ferrero Roches there.

Alter: But I thought your trainer has out you to strict diet?

Adi: Sshhh! He doesn’t have to know you see. But I did stick to his advice of taking in lots of water.

AlteR: that is because, apart from the soda water, the rest of the drinks are liqueurs, right?

Adi: not true. There were soft drinks around.

AlteR: You don’t like soft drinks.

Adi: (smiles) But I do drink them.

Alter: Only after bad sex.

Adi: Hey! You are not supposed to disclose that. See. Now everytime, if I were to drink fizzy drinks, everyone would know that I just had a bad sex. And for the record, I also drink soft drinks after I eat disgusting food. Food which tasted worst than dumps!

Alter: Okay. We seem to be digressing.

Adi: Oh yeah. Where were we?

Alter: You were talking about your chocolate rendezvous.

Adi: Oh yes. Anyway, the thing that I like about the job is that I get to make friend.

Alter: Friend or “friend”?

Adi: (laughs) At the moment, just friends, thank you. Though most of them are cute and guess what? 95% of the guests are either gays or bisexuals, the rest of the 5% are either straights or lesbians. Rooms are also provided should you find yourself madly attracted to another guests in the party and decided to like screw around in private. And I happen to meet this masseuse.

AlteR: I reckon they don’t call themselves that nowadays.

Adi: OH yes. What was the word again? Body therapist or something like that. Sounds cheam cheam, but actually they both mean the same lah, except the later is perceived to be more high crass, and thus they could like demand higher service charge. Anyway, he expressed interest in me lah.

AlteR: And?

Adi: Well. He is very shy. And me doing my job, I approached him and try to warm him up to the crowd lah. He is okay personality wise. In terms of look, quite average.

AlteR: So you are like attach├ęd to him.

Adi: No lah. I don’t think I want to settle down yet. I just want to fling around at the moment lah. And you know my motto. When it comes to fling, I might as well settle for the good ooking ones. Only when it comes to like serious relationships that I seek beyond looks lah. So I told him that we just remain friend loh. And now, I have discounts for massage at Marina shopping center! So exciting right?

AlteR: That is cool. How about the pay for the job?

Adi: The pay is cool too. And on top of that, my cab fare is also covered. So it’s like I get to make friends, party hard (with the liqueurs, if I choose to drink that is), and eat as much junk as I want, and on top of that, being paid for my presence and my expertise in interaction and have my cab fare covered. I thought that was very cool. And during the party, I had this talk with one of the hosts of the party lah. He was saying something like “one’s level of tolerance towards kinkiness increases with one’s experience. Like for example, if someone ha sbeen indulging in BDSM for a long time, maybe to him, BDSM is no longer kinky, but more of a normality.” I have to say I agree to that.

Alter: Me too!

Adi: So yes. It has been great so far. I say let’s sign out now, and catch up on our much deserved rest/ sleep. I have work tomorrow.

Alter: Wait. You did mention something about costumes and themes for the party. But, you only mentioned that you were dressed as an elves during the Christmas in July party. But you have not told us what you dressed up as for the Rocky Horror Party?

Adi: Okay. I was supposed to be a drag during the party. But then again, since Greg couldn’t get me a professional make up artists, and had his female friends doing my make up, I find myself looking more like I was dragged rather than drag, if you get my drift. But I really like those feather boas which is by the way a favourite prop during the parties. Almost everyone and anyone got one of their own. You will see what I mean when you take a look at the pictures. Right. I guess we have once again overshot our scheduled slot. So this is the cue for us to like sign off and end the show.

AlteR: this is Alter signing out.

Adi: This is Adi. And of course, as always, here are the pictures for the day. Enjoy yeah and ciaoz!






Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Hari Raya



Alter: So how was your hari raya this year?

Adi: (laughs)

Alter: did I say something wrong?

Adi: Nah. It was just a peculiar question. That’s all. Anyway, last time, every year, on the first day without fail, I would be messaging my buddy, Faizal, of how I was bored to death. You know. Cos usually the first house we would go would be my grandmother’s house. And my family is like the outcasts you see. So when we arrive, we would be like ignored like as if we are not there. You know, the aunts and uncles can just like look through us. The thing I don’t get is why my father insisted that we sit for a very long time (an hour of boredom is enough to kill okay!), when we are practically ignored and that our presence is not even acknowledged there. I have never had any likings for my aunts and uncles anyway. So on the first day, I was practically feeling horrible every year.

Alter: And you would message Faizal?

Adi: yeah. Because our family is almost identical. His aunts and uncles are like my aunts and uncles and his father is the type like my father. So both of us would be miserable on our first day of raya. And in order to elevate the misery we would be bitching with one another through sms-es.

Alter: I see.

Adi: But this year, it is different. Cos he apparently he is married and he no longer have to visit his “Saudara Tercinta”.

Alter: Saudara Tercinta?

Adi: yeah. It is a term we gave to our uncles and aunts out of sarcasm lah. Saudar Tercinta means the bellowed family. Cos the thing that we both don’t understand is why the heck do our family still wanna keep in touch with these useless uncles and aunts of ours despite their ill manners and ill- everything. And they will always like hush me up when I kinda be sarcastic to the aunts and uncles.

Alter: Who?

Adi: My parents! It was so frustrating. But like I say this year is a bit different.

Alter: Like how different?

Adi: There was no messaging to Faizal this year. Instead I was like this bitch who has just been released from some far away lock up place. I was like really sarcaatic to everyone in my grandma’s place. And when they tried to ignore and not talk to me, I approached them and talk to them, making sure that they get all the sarcasm I have always buried behind that polite smile I had all these years.

AlteR: Care to show us an example?

Adi: Okay. Why not we roll one of the clips?

Clips rolled…

Makcik: So what are you doing now?

Adi: I am an interactive actor in
Sentosa.

Makcik: Really? How do you find it there?

Adi: I
enjoyed it. After all, I have always enjoyed acting. And I discovered that it
runs through the family.

Makcik: We got actors in the family meh?

Adi: Got. But I am a paid actor. Most of the members in the family are
unpaid actors. In fact they are better at their crafts than most paid actors.
They are so good pretending and acting, they don’t even need to try. (the malays
say pandai bermuka muka, meaning infront all msiles, but behind you they stabbed
you and talked bad about you).


Adi: After that I just walked off.

Alter: Your parents didn’t say anything?

Adi: I think they felt that I am old enough to decide what is good for myself. So this time around they didn’t really try to stop me from my antiques. And the coolest part is that, I will be working on most weekends, meaning I don’t have to meet them when they come over visiting for hari raya! Okay bro. let’s cut this one short. I have to get me some sleep. Working tomorrow!

Alter: Alright. This is Alter signing out.

Adi: ciaoz!





p.s: the first picture was put there cos of popular demand. It has also struck the following conversation….

Haz: Your brother handsome. How old is he?

Adi: 17

Haz: Aiyah
too young lah. But never mind. Cos he handsome, I am willin to make some
exception.

Adi: then feel free to take a queue number.

Haz: Why?

Adi: he has lots of other girls wanting to know him. I think you are
like the 100 over plus girls.

Haz: then if I want to get to know his
elder brother working at Sentosa?

Adi: that one, you might have to wait
behind a longer queue. Cos unlike the younger brother who only attracts minahs,
the eldest brother attracts both girls AND guys.

KWang Kwang Kwang…

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Thank god for Hari Raya


Dear Readers,
I am feeling very thankful or grateful or blessed or whatever positive adjectives you could ever think of, for Hari Raya this year. Cos remember I said something about my phone spoilt, and then I lost most of the contacts. I have managed to retrieve back 95% of the contacts now. All because of Hari Raya. Most of my friends messaged me. And they have politely and kindly mentioned their name when I went along the line “Sorry I lost your contact when my phone got spoilt. Can I know who this is?”

I’m glad that even friends who have not been messaging me have messaged me Hari Raya greetings, and thus their numbers have been restored. Thanks Mathew for the sweet message and for being there during those hard times.

Thanks Adam for the job offer. I have to admit that it was a fresh change apart from those yearly Hari Raya messages you sent, just to pop out of the blue every year. You thought I didn’t notice, but I do. Hehe…

The Hari Raya spring cleaning have also uncovered a lot of things to be thrown away. First item on the list is my 6610i box.

Since the phone is gone, I thought I might as well threw the box away too. Second on the list is this bracelet I bought in KL.

It brought back bittersweet memories. I didn’t know I still had it! Bleah! Anyway, into the dumpster it went!

So yes. I hope Hari Raya would be just as blissful this year.

Yours Truthfully
Adi.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Meeting, Meeting, Meeting and shopping!



Adi: (smiles)

Alter: Had a good day I supposed?

Adi: Yes.

Alter: Care to elaborate more?

Adi: (takes a deep breath, while continue smiling). A few days ago, I received a call from Greg. He was like telling me that he wanted to throw a Halloween party, Rocky Horror style. So we had a meeting just now at Starbucks Raffles Place to run a few things over, like the costumes I would be wearing and the kind of food. But what caught me by surprise is that he was asking me who I was comfortable working with lah.

Alter: Huh?

Adi: Okay. Actually this is not the first time I was working for Greg. I have worked with him for another themed party of his called Christmas in July, which is basically a Christmas Party thrown in July. So during that party, I was dressed up as an elve. And with me was two other guys who was also dressed up as elves but one of them was asked to be the bar attendant. So this time around, he said he liked my style a lot. But the thing is he only required two person instead of three for this time around. And I happened to be his first choice. So now he asked me to choose another person whom I was comfortable working with. How cool is that?

Alter: So who did you choose?

Adi: It wouldn’t really matter even if I mentioned the name here right?

Alter: Come to think of it, you’re right.

Adi: But anyway, I chose the person whom I chose not because he has ripped arms, but more because he could mix drinks well.

AlteR: And he has ripped arms right?

Adi: That just happens to be a bonus.

Alter: Right.

Adi: It’s true. Anyway, after the meeting with Greg, I had dinner with someone whom I have not met for some time.

Alter: Who?

Adi: Let me give you a clue. Some of my friends saw him during Jiayuan’s dramatised script reading.

Alter: Who?

Adi: Zaid. I happened to chat with him a couple of nights ago. And we were like going somewhere along the line of “hey, long time no see” and things like that. And so looking at my schedule I thought why not we just meet in town for dinner, since I was already meeting Greg to discuss over the Halloween party stuffs over at Raffles City.

Alter: It al sounds a little too much of a coincidence.

Adi: It is. Trust me. And so we met, and we went over to Sakura for dinner. But this time around the food there was disappointingly sucky. And I have vowed not to eat there again, ever!
Alter: How about the date? As sucky as the food.

Adi: Hey. Come on. It was not a date. More like a catching up session. And yes, after the dinner, we kinda walked around Raffles City and Suntec City. Did I tell you what happened to my newly bought Black Mat-ish Fila cap?

Alter: Yes. You did make a mention about it before the program. You said something about losing it in an LRT?

Adi: Yes. It is so frustrating. Cos there is this one day I was late for work and I tried to squeeze into this heavily packed LRT. Ends up, my bag got caught in between the doors in the LRT, and the F-up thing is that the operator refused to re-open the door. In the end I had to sort of forced my bag off the doors by yanking it out. My bag escaped unscathed BUT, my Fila cap was trapped and there was no way of rescuing it. So on that day after the dinner, I told Zaid to help me go on a cap hunting. We went to a couple of Fila and Word of Sports shop but with no luck until we went into this Fila shop over at Suntec City. It was there that I found the same cap that I have lost to the LRT incident. Without much hesitation, I went to pick it up and paid for it at the counter, along with a new pair of sock. (smiles).

AlteR: I have also seen a new jacket.

Adi: Oh yes., I have also bought myself a jacket from a not-expensive Samuel and Keith. The thing I like about the jacket is that it can be work inside out and it has a very tribal design on one side of the jacket so that when you wear it, it looks more causal while the other side was meant to look a bit more formal. I LOVE the jacket.

Alter: I see. No wonder, someone has been smiling from ear to ear today.

Adi: Yup. It was a good day, and now it is time to sleep. This is Adi, with the picture of the day. The first few pictures are pictures I took while iw as on the cable car. The haze looks horri-gible!!! And of course the last one is a candid shot of Zaid…Just me showing off the newly bought n80. (smiles). Ciaoz!



Thursday, October 12, 2006

The WORKSHOP




Alter: So how was it?

Adi: How was what?

AlteR: The workshop at St Nicholas?

Adi: It was kewl! Okay we first started out with like a basic introduction as in “do you why we are here?” and “How can you tell if a person is Malay?” and my favourite question “Anyone here looking for a malay boyfriend?” which was followed by a prompt “EEEEeeEEeee…” But the lot was good. There were 50 students, but they were easier to manage than the Unity Primary lot, cos first of all, they disciplined and needless to say, they are brighter. Do you know that their school, despite it being a Primary School, is actually just as big as Ngee Ann campus?

Alter: Really? They have swimming pool and basketball court?

Adi: Basketball court yes. But not swimming pool. But still it was just as big as Ngee Ann. I still remember when I was in primary school, I got lost in school. And I couldn’t identify which staircase is to go for which classes. And at that time, my school, was only like 1/10 of their school. And even in poly, I still occasionally get lost too.

Alter: Maybe you are just a HIMBO!

Adi (glares) Just because I look okay and have a brain that is a tad slower than anybody else’s doesn’t mean I am a bimbo ok!

Alter: You admitted it yourself. On one of your September entry!

Adi: I did?!

Alter: Yes. September 3 to be exact.

Adi: Damn. That one must be typo one loh. Cos I am not a himbo. I think I don’t look good enough to make the cut.

AlteR: Suddenly I am so obliged to agree with you bro.

Adi: (glares)

Alter: Moving on, I heard there was a kueh tasting session?

Adi: Yes. There was kerepek and some kuehs for the students to taste.

Alter: How does the kueh tastes like?

Adi: (Laughs) That is trick question right?

Alter: What is?

Adi: That question about the taste of the kueh.

AlteR: Why would that be a trick question?

Adi: Cos I am fasting. Meaning I don’t eat the kuehs.

Alter: so you didn’t taste it?

Adi: Actually I did. Cos just now some of the kuehs got extra, so the person in charge gave some to me and the other facilitators lah. So just now, after breaking fast, I ate. Quite okay lah for the oh so low price. Yes. If anyone is to do last minute kueh-shopping, I recommend Raja Kueh.

AlteR: Raja Kueh mean King of Kuehs right?

Adi: yes. And it’s the name of the shop, situated at City Plaza. For a low price of less than $20, the kuehs actually tastes decent, and the pineapple tarts are quite good. So are the sugees. And you know I have never been a fan of sugees. But somehow, their sugess are oh so addictive!

Alter: Why are we digressing to kueh talking now?

Adi: I have no idea. (smiles).

AlteR: Okay. Let’s go back to talking about the class. I assume the session that you like most out of the workshop was the kueh tasting session then?

Adi: Nope. The session that I like most was the samping trying session. That is where I showed these girls how to use samping. It is so funny seeing how some of them really struggled with the samping! (laughs)

Alter: so you got to touch them?

Adi:m Eh. Please ah, I am not a paedophile ok. Furthermore, we are told that for the male trainers, we are not allowed to touch them. So no body contact AT ALL. I was supposed to show them how to wear it and then they are supposed to try out in groups, helping one another where it is necessary. Here is a picture of yours truly showing them the ways to wear a samping:




Here are some of the students struggling g with the piece of cloth also known as samping:




And here is one of the many successful students wearing the samping:


Alter: What are these bro?

Adi: Those are the pictures of the results from our Dress-The-Doll session., They are supposed to dress the dolls with Malay Traditional Costumes. Cute right?





Alter: I see that they are a buch of creative people.

Adi: Yes. Definitely grow to be very successful people they are. Amin!

Alter: Yup. Let’s hope that prayer of yours is answered and that these creative students and all the other students awaiting their PSLE results like these students of yours. May they all have a bright and successful future. And with that this is Alter signing out!

Adi: Ciaoz!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Ka-ching!



Dear reader,
This is just a short update to basically share one good news with you. Two good news to be exact. The first one will be that I have just been asked to help conduct a workshop in CHIJ St Nicholas, located at Ang Mo Kio. It would be a two hour workshop, showcasing the Malay tradition and customs. As the students here are Chinese and Indians (no malays), the principal finds it important for them to be exposed to the Malay traditions and customs. The pay is VERY good for a two hour workshop, that much I can say. But the best part is the project also involves the among the best theatre practitioners like Dalifah from TeaterKami and Gene Shah Rudyn (did I get the spelling right, I have a knack for misspelling people’s name)!

The second good news is that the management in Sentosa, have shortlisted me for an audition after the grim interview. If successful, I might be looking at a stable income every month, and still have the flexibility of venturing into the Arts scene!

Alhamdulillah. Let’s pray that our pintu rezeki will always be wide open.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

the Ipoh guided Tour



Adi: Bro. I am beginning to realise that my work is slowly beginning to evolve around children.

Alter: Really meh?

Adi: Yeah. First of all, I started getting offer to do one school show. This is followed by a string of drama classes to be conducted in primary schools. Then now, I have been appointed in Sentosa to be the host of a tour group, consisting of primary school students from Ipoh!

Alter: Uh-huh. So how did it go?

Adi: First of all, it started quite bad cos there have been some cock up in the planning by the management team. So me and this other girl were told to like play by ear lah. As in not to stick strictly to the schedule and try to change the timing here and there. And the management team was like very kan-chong spider lah, rushing and whizzing here and there, while my partner just take our time sipping frappucino from our so beloved Coffee Bean. Can I kind of digress for a while here?

Alter: Are you going to talk ab out the cute guy from Coffee Bean?

Adi: Yes. (smiles) Just a little information, the reason why I called the Coffee Bean, to be exact, just the one in front of the Carlsberg Tower, is because… (smile) I always get free stuffs from there.

Alter: Yes. Apparently some guy from the store is keen on impressing Adi and has decided to allow give him freebies from the store every now and then. So I assume the frappucino your partner had that day is free?

Adi: Yes. (smiles)I would have a cup too if it wasn’t the fasting month. Okay. So there I was fasting, and still expected to do the guided tour for these students, whom I reckoned to be more of hooligans than students. Not that they scold vulgarities. Okay maybe they are not really hooligans. Let me see. You have any other words?

Alter: Hmm… Let’s just say active children?

Adi: Okay. That sounds more like it. They are super active lah. Okay back to the story. Then me and my partner went over to the Sea Village restaurant where we are supposed to like sit with them and interact with them. Basically warm up to them before the tour starts. First of all, I cannot eat cos it was the fasting month. Second of all, I have to try hard to interact with these children who are very very bubbly by the way, without staring at their food or the mouth which is full of food.

Alter: (laughs) Okay go on.

Adi: So then when we first started the tour, there was like this big confusion. Cos there is this certain attraction that we were told they were supposed to go to. But somehow, they tickets did not reflect that. So I had to like call up almost the whole management before, we are like told that there was printing error on the tickets and thus they now will not have access to some of the attractions. And we had to spend like half an hour bumming around just to be told that. It was frustrating. Trust me. And I know how frustrated the students are. So I tried to calm them down with some you know the standard cheery songs and stuffs but it didn’t work. So in the end, I took some initiative and brought them to Anderson ice-cream shop. Down there, with a bit of charm and smiles, I maangaed to strike a good deal, where I could afford to buy the whole 40 odd students chi-chi ice cream from Anderson’s. Oh by the way this is the cue for me to say THANK YOU EDISON! Well. Thanks to my initiative and my charm, we managed to like see the smiles from the students again.

Alter: And then I heard there was another commotion?

Adi: Yes. Apparently, one of the students got missing while we are making our way down to another restaurant to have dinner. And the dumbest thing was that he didn’t carry any communication devices with him. So I had to search like high and low for him only to discover him coming out from a toilet nearby. Bleah! But I am glad everything went smoothly from dinner onwards. And here I would like to shout out a BIG THANK YOU to my partner KASTURI! During the whole ordeal, she has volunteered to like be the lead to most of the attractions, explaining to these little children about the various attractions. Yeah. She knows I was fasting and she was like kind enough to say “ Adi, never mind. I will do most of the speaking, you just help me to round them up.” So sweet right? But the sweetest thing she did was to wait for me to break fast just so that we can eat dinner together! So SWEEETT!!! THANK YOU KASTURI!!!

Alter: And I heard you are planning on giving her something to like thank her.

Adi: Yes. But we cannot say it here. Cos it is supposed to be a surprise! (Smile) Anyway, that is it for today. This is Adi saying ciaoz!

AlteR: This is Alter signing off with the pictures form the tour itself!






p.s: Look at the last picture. I had a temproray crush in that little boy in light blue t-shirt sitting second from the right. He is oh-so-cute AND such a gentleman! Unfortunately he is only 14. Bugger!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

First Day at Unity Primary School



Alter: Bro. you look tired and a little dishevelled.

Adi: Cos I’m tired.

Alter: But why?

Adi: As you know, we already are in the midst of fasting month right?

Alter: Yeah?

Adi: So all the hunger and dehydration is adding on to the exhaustion from work I faced from day to day. To make matter worst, today is my first day teaching drama in Unity Primary School, which by far the most uphill task in my teaching career.

AlteR: you mean they are not as angelic as your usual classes?

Adi: Precisely., Okay let me tell you the whole story. First of all, I was briefed that I shall be expecting only about 25 students. But when I came to the school just now, there were like almost 50 students, double the original size. At first I thought that there must be some kind of mistake, or that heaven has dealt me the card which is going to test my endurance and patience during this fasting month. After like gazillion years taken by the school to check up, they have confirmed it was the case of the latter. And like as if that is not the worse that can happen, I came to discover that the students are all from the lower bottom of the cohort, as in Primary 6D and onwards…to 6E and F and…

Alter: I think we got the idea. So how notorious are they?

Adi: I don’t know. On a scale of 1 to 10 they would have scored 11. and I always wondered where these kids get their energy from. I mean the lessons was almost towards the end of the day and they are all so energetic that I thought at the rate they are going they might just able to power up an entire HDB block with electricity.

Alter: You mean they are very hyper.

Adi: Yes. And for god sake, it is the fasting month. By the end of the lesson I was already croaking and on the verge of losing my voice. Which made me quite worried lah cos my voice is important mah. Without my voice how to work?

Alter: Sign language?

Adi: hmm… That would be quite innovative. After all I AM an interactive actor. I guess any form of interaction would have consisted as part of the job scope. But still I can’t help wondering how the hell these kids stay so energetic even though it was the fasting month.

Alter: I think it is just you getting old.

Adi: Maybe. That could be one of the reason. But none the less, these kids, despite their mischief, they are actually very creative bunch. Apart from having to raise my voice here and there, when they get too noisy of course, they kinda got along the lesson pretty well.

Alter: uh-huh

Adi: So for the first lesson we did some drama games, which got them all excited and jumpy and then we settled down to the fundamentals. And at the end of the day, when I kinda quizzed them on what they have learnt, they managed to answer all the questions with no problem and them being kids, they answered the questions with lots of enthusiasm. Some times a bit over up to the point that teachers nearby have to check what was wrong with the kids, cos they sounded hysterical. Anyway, I need to go and hit the shack now. So we call it a day?

Alter: Yup. This is Alter signing off.

Adi: And of course this entry would not be complete without the pictures for the day! Ciaoz!



Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Oh Shut up Bitch!



Alter: What a fancy name for today’s entry.

Adi: Yes. Today’s entry we will be featuring this little bitch who just can’t keep his mouth shut! A bootlicker he is.

Alter: why what happened?

Adi: Oh well. Let’s just say someone is a real try hard up to a point that he seems desperate. To know more, let us play this little playback…

Reel starts. Scene starts with Adi and Mr D walking into the interview room. Adi thought it was going to be a one to one interview. Little did he know, the interview was conducted in a way whereby in the room, there are two interviewers and two interviewee being interviewed simultaneously.

Interviewer 1 and 2: Hello.

Adi and D: Hello.

Interviewer 1: Have a seat. For the benefit of D, let me introduce the both of us. I am ******* and I am in charge of the creative side down here in Sentosa. So my job requires me to go around in search of new ideas to boost the liveliness in Sentosa, be it the Jazz by the Beach to the zookout party to the numerous Arabian nights. Thos
are all under me. I usually source out for performers, event companies etc etc.
For the miss over here, her name is ******. She is in charge of the development
in Sentosa. So she is the one who makes sure that we come out with new
attractions or when it comes to the old ones, she will think of packages to maek
them look attractive. There timez when both of us will come togethert and plan
out for new developments and the new musical fountain show is one of such event.
So just to be clear, both of you do know that you are here to first of all be
interviewed for the show, after which you will be auditioned for the show
itself.

Adi: yes. I think we are both well- aware of what we are getting ourselves into. (smiles)

D: But what is it all about?

Interviewer 2: Basically it is almost the same as the current musical
fountain show, except that this time we are going to have 7 characters. Have you
seen the current musical fountain show?

Adi: Yes.

D: I have not really seen the current one. But I did see a show which is similar in concept in Melbourne. I find that shows wh9ich combines performers with a large range of pyrotechnic works and the water can like provide a mirage of lighting
spectaculars. I find it quite impressive.

Interviewer 2: I see both of you have some background in theatre.

D: Yes. But for me, I am more well-versed to dance than theatre as most of my experiences veer towards dance and choreography.

Interviewer 2: I see. For Sentosa, we tend to expect that our performers to be very initiative. As in if you see your back of house area is a bit messy, we expect you to do something about it. Clear up your costumes and od basic housekeeping.

Adi: Understood.

D: I am used to that. For me I must say I am not the well-pampered type of dancer. When I got show, I will bring my own costumes, my own shoes, and I will make sure
that I will be there an hour earlier. So that after changing I can neatly put
all my extra shoes and clothes to one side. And mind you not many dancers do
that. They expect.. (bla blab la)

Note: he lost me over here. He was so damn long winded lah. It is like he is trying to hog on to the little limelight and like hog on to every little attention that is left of the interviewer.

Interviewer 1: (looking at Adi, who is obviously now day-dreaming/ lost
due to the long windedness of D). So Adi. If you are at a party, what role will
you be playing?

Adi: (startled, partly form the long windedness of D, thinking that D would somehow never end his yappings, and thus didn’t bother to pay much attention anymore till the last question suddenly brought him back from cloud 9 to the harsh gravity of this planet called Earth) Huh?

Interviewer 1: When you are at your friend’s birthday part for example,
would you be the one who host the event, or be the one cutting the cake or doing
the dishes or?

Adi: Can I be the one who comes out from the cake?

Interviewer 2: Can you describe more about it?

Adi: I don’t know. Depending on how receptive the crowd is, I might turn up wearing something raunchy like a G-string or sumthing and then do some dirty dancing and stuffs.

Interviewer 2: Is that all you would do?

Adi: Maybe do my own saucy rendition of a birthday song.

Interviewer 2: And then?

Adi: I will cut up the cake and serve everyone.

D: for me, I will usually try to liven up the crowd throughout the whole event.

Interviewer 2: (to D) So you are the type who will stay in the limelight throughout the event lah?

Adi: (laughs) for me I prefer not to do that. Some organiser might not like the fact
that you are hogging on to the LIMELIGHT and steal away credits from them. If
you realise in all events, the organisers prefer to be the ones to be highlighted. After all they pay good money for the publicity. So I don’t feel it is right for you to be HOGGING ON TO THE LIMELIGHT AND STEALING AWAY THEIR
PUBLICITY. And when organisers are not happy, you can kiss goodbye to your
little career in the entertainment industry. (smiles)

Interviewer 1: So if you are selected for an audition, you will be receiving an e-mail from us with all the instructions on how to get to the venue of the audition and what is expected out of you then. Is there any other questions which you would like to
ask?

Adi: No

D: Not at the monet, but I will be sure to mail you should I have any more pressing enquiries about the audition itself.

Interviewer 2: Alright. Ill see you then.


End of reel…

Adi: And throughout the interview I seriously felt this overwhelming urge to give the bitch a backhand and like say “SHUT UP BITCH!”

Alter: Kwang Kwang Kwang. And that is the cue for both of us to sign out.