26 March, 2013

Y U No gimme a chance


别人总是说,新加坡市场很小。

后来才发现,市场不小,但人心很窄。

一直很想要在摄影环境学习,但一直没有公司愿意给我机会。

要有至少3年经验…… 要有驾照…… 要会很多很多软件。


我自认不算笨,但是公司却有太多门坎,让我进不去。

我没有前科,有很好的学历,愿意学习,希望奉献,但就是没着落。


说真的…… 我有点累了。

天地之大,怎么就没有我容身之处?

25 March, 2013

My New Treasure

终于有时间介绍我的新宝贝咯!在淘宝物色了很久,终于找到一个适合我的三脚架。在新年的家庭大合照,也因为三脚架和自动拍摄的遥控器,而成功拍好!超级划算!

Finally found time to introduce my new treasure! Been browsing Taobao for a long time, and finally found a suitable tripod. It has been great help for the CNY family photo, together with the Canon remote control! Super worthwhile. 

自从在理工学院有机会接触三脚架之后……就成为我最喜欢,最爱不释手的东西。或许以现在采访的程度来说,几乎用不上,但算是满足自己的一个心愿吧。

I've been in love with tripods eversince Poly years when I had the chance to work with one. Maybe I don't need a tripod at this stage of my life, but it's sort of... making my wish come true.

Extended at full height. 

I like that the tripod extending knob has locks instead of the boom kind of circular knob.

The only bad thing that I overlooked was that the tripod handle is on the left.



The tripod legs also have a special "screw" that I can pull up, and push the legs further apart and go lower.


The hook below is for hanging bag, but is also removable to turn the stick around and the the tripod stand like... 


THIS.

This is actually the main feature that convinced me to buy this tripod. With this + remote control I can take photos of things laid flat on the floor without the need to reposition myself from blocking the light source. =D

And the pole is also removable for separate use for stability or leaning on something to relief the load. ((:

这篇原本还要说些别的……但先介绍到这里吧!
This post is suppose to include something else but... that's all about my new treasure for now! ((:

23 March, 2013

Singapore Soccer Culture

Lately I've had more time to visit shopping malls and take a walk around Singapore, and I realized that the "soccer culture" is getting more and more disturbing.

What do I mean by that?

In order to get from Bus Stop (Point A) to Shopping Mall (Point B), it's always like a soccer match where you have to score the football from A to B. Here's what I mean, and I'm pretty sure you'll understand what I'm talking about -


You are trying to get from the bus stop (Marked in X) to the shopping mall (the white soccer goal box). On the way, you're bound to encounter the following people who try to stop you in your way -

Red: X credit card company, and their opening line is always "excuse me are you working or student?"

Dark Orange: Person distributing flyer, sometimes they don't look at you, and the awkward moment happens when you TAKE, but that person wasn't looking and didn't let go.

Lagi worse, sometimes you don't dare to take the flyer, in case that person say, this flyer you take le have to go there, fill in form for lucky draw... it's like a bait they use knowing your soft spot.

Purple: "Excuse me, can I just do a quick survey? No? Take two minutes only! ...one minute!" You've said "no thank you" a dozen times, but even after walking 5 metres away from him/her, you still hear his/her voice trailing behind going "very quick de... won't take very long...!"

Yellow: This is honestly one of the few groups of people I have sympathy and empathy for. Those people who are busking to ask for donations.

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Okay let me sidetrack abit. This afternoon I came across two buskers and I actually notice a very evil thought I have. I'm sure I'm not the only one who had this one moment of evil thought. I saw a busker sitting on the floor, and drinking a cup of soda from a certain "branded" outlet, and thought, eh can afford this restaurant de drink should be not very poor bah. Then I realized...

It's not fair to think of them that way. But it's sort of like a sudden thought people cannot refrain from getting.
It's not right for us to expect buskers to be poorly dressed in old clothings, drink mineral water, look pitiful/disabled, look unhappy.

Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between a street artist and a busker (I don't wanna use the other B word). So I came up with the conclusion that.. think of our "donations" as a vote of support for them, regardless of their financial status and whatnot. If you think he/she is worth your support, or you wanna give them some encouragement, go for it. Don't judge.
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Purple: The schoolchildren doing flag day. I understand that the government does some sort of picking lot among charity organizations, so each weekend day is only for one/certain organization fundraiser.

The thing is... These schoolchildren are supposed to do 3-6 hours of flag day, so they don't travel island-wide despite the permit. So turns out, they are all cluttered in the neighbouring shopping malls.

It's very awkward sometimes because along a 400m route to the mall, I pass by up to SEVEN groups of these children, and as much as I want to encourage them... I can't possibly donate everything in my wallet. But I feel bad rejecting them.

Speaking of which, are you one of those people who use the sticker as a "talisman"?

"I donated. See?"

You know what I mean.

Light Orange: Those with banners about courses, bridal promotions, roadshows, telecommunications upgrade packages, etc.

There was a pasar malam at Hougang during CNY this year, and I literally had a game of hide-and-seek with the lady for 10 minutes. I saw her approaching me, looked away, and then walked to nearby store, and she was waiting outside, so I took the other exit, and then she walked around, saw me, tried to follow up...

Yeah, you get the drift. It's times like this that you wish they understood what's NO.

Pink: Old people selling tissue/TOTO tickets. I wished I had more sympathy for them sometimes.

I do buy these karma tissues (another term coined in local context) and I usually give $2 and take one packet only. Because I think I'm going into a mall, and they would need at least $2 for a sufficient meal, like, McDonalds McChicken burger. And I don't need THAT many packets of tissue.

But you know what's discouraging?

There's an old lady I encounter in my neighbourhood who is VERY rude. She goes into food outlets, THROWS the tissue on our table, glare at us and ask for money. It's the demeanor. A few times I had no loose change, so I paid her $5, and she just left without giving me change.

Honestly, sometimes it's sad because that was my final $5 to last me that day. I don't think that's right for her to do.

And few weeks back, there was once when I saw her sitting on a bench in the mall, and emptied her whole bag of tissues on the floor. THE FRICKIN' MALL FLOOR.

And guess what I saw? She herself had used tissues placed in the SAME bag as the tissue packets she had been selling. I didn't think throwing on the floor is dirty, until me momo reminded me that people do spit on the floor, or dirtied someway or another.

I was totally grossed out, to be honest. (Note: I actually remember taking a photo of her doing that, but somehow it went missing since my phone died days ago.)

Since then I couldn't get the image of her used tissues mixed with the karma tissue packets out of my mind.

So anyway... yeah. That's my point.

In order to get to the mall, it's so fricking annoying to have to detour to siam allllll these people, especially when they don't take no for an answer.

Do you feel the same?



Most annoying soccer culture barricades I've encountered to date:

(1) Pasar Malam

There's this facial product booth, and there's a few guys standing with a small container of white cream. So when you walk past their booth and take just ONE glance at their poster on the table, they come forward, and use their FINGER to BUAAA the cream on your cheek, asking you to try.

(2) XXX credit card company at Dhoby Ghaut

There's a few OLs just outside the MRT tapping area, and then they start asking you random questions, and continue even after you say no, even when you're already on the escalator.

(3) AMK Hub B1 XXX store

The few employees wait for you to walk by, and keep asking you to try a certain bottle of product in their hands. Sometimes, they say it very bluntly like "want try this for your dark eye circles?" "this is good for your pimples"


If you feel like OMG YES IKR!!, please share your story. Let's share the... horror... of the soccer culture.

19 March, 2013

校园Superstar · Campus Superstar Round 4


又到了星期一,又是《校园Superstar》的时候。

这期主题是《我的杀手锏》,而果然不出我所料,大家均无法完整发挥。因为……
(1)他们还在摸索阶段,应该多鼓励尝试,而不是定型
(2)对于没自信和纯熟度的参赛者而言,选择不是自己能发挥淋漓尽致的歌曲,而是能让自己“安全”的歌曲,少了看头

所以咯,五位参赛者都唱抒情歌曲,很……没有爆发点。

好吧~ 来看看这次所谓“五强”的表现和我的OS——

我觉得这期选错歌的是……
C1 林永行 《心如刀割》
C2 李欣纹 《双栖动物》
C3 朱舒祺《寂寞先生》



C1 林永行 《心如刀割》


我的OS……
“强项”和“安全”是有差别的。
这首歌对他来说是“安全”,但没有特色、惊喜、难度,所以不是“强项”。
唱歌的时候手的动作也很让人不舒服。
这种慢歌讲究的是情绪的层次,但一开始就唱得很沉重,少了铺陈,多了负担。

他选《心如刀割》的原因是……
觉得自己唱得有感动度,希望可以感染大家。是以前的爱情故事,有点想哭。

评审评分……

8.5+8.3+6.8=23.6

QY:手很像抽筋
CQ:这首很难唱,唱得不错,手要注意,叶问出现很多次

花絮……

林永行的爸爸比他有拼劲,唱歌很好笑,但态度是正确的,要勇于表现,不是安逸!
原来他有双胞胎弟弟。


C2 李欣纹 《双栖动物》

我的OS……

假音不是很准/稳,另一个选错歌的代表
其实可以看看第一届的黄智阳——很棒的歌手,选错《Forever Love》就毁了他
没有原唱的力度,所以少了张力,有点平淡无奇
“我不断将自己说服”是唯一,也是最好听,唱得最好的一句

唱完的遗憾……
“觉得自己没做得最好。”

评审评分……

7.3+7.4+6.6=21.3

XH:看得出紧张,音一直在飘。后面有争取一些分数,高潮部分来得太晚
QY:声线适合,但诠释张力不够。要敢敢用真音唱副歌



C3 朱舒祺《寂寞先生》

我的OS……
为什么选慢歌?!?!上周评审指定的摇滚,才是她的方向!
选错歌,跟上周表现有天壤之别

也是少了张力和惊喜,有点闷……
咬字仍是问题:“行为”SING为
似乎过于顾虑歌曲的演唱技术,情感方面比较没有发挥/传达/感染力
破音了!到后面眼神有点迷失,好像唱到忘了自己在唱什么,失神。

为什么选《寂寞先生》……
“从小虽然有父母陪,但有时觉得很寂寞”
我的反应:歌曲或许能够让她产生共鸣,但不代表能够诠释得好,称不上杀手锏。尤其因为这首歌的难度,原本只能依赖的情感,也因为顾虑技术而忽略。好可惜。

评审评分……

7.5+8.1+6.5=22.1

CQ:不觉得是你的杀手锏,前面飘太厉害,害了自己。后面唱出感觉
QY:以为会唱为暴力先生。不是杀手锏,很多瑕疵。副歌走音太严重,没办法忽视



C4 林健辉 《遗憾》

我的OS……
节目连续第四首慢歌……
却是四人中最好、最稳定的。情感发挥很好,收回了自己以前的夸张
对演唱歌词最有理解和表达能力的参赛者
演唱很温柔、舒服
耶!终于有人善用舞台上的台阶!
其实没必要跟观众挥手,因为摇得有点心虚。
又是老歌,但他认为老歌是他的强项,还说得过去。


为什么选《遗憾》……
“从小喜欢老歌经典歌曲,有特殊感情,希望用诚恳声音感动大家”

评审评分……

9.3+9.5+7.6=26.4

QY:这类经典歌曲很适合他。老师自己唱或许也比不上他。第一次副歌半假音很好听
XH:很想哭、很想笑。初选健辉终于回来了



C5 罗美仪 《不想让你知道》

我的OS……
还是老歌。还以为最有比赛经验的美仪懂得出奇制胜,会选快歌脱颖而出

为什么感觉上她咬字越来越奇怪,越唱越夸张?有时平淡就是美。
转音固然好听,但有点太多,很像第一场比赛的林健辉。
选对歌,嘹亮的高音,有充足地发挥所长
咬字跟上个礼拜一样的问题。闪耀 -〉闪YELL ;微笑 -〉微SHELL。是AO,不是ELL!

为什么选《不想让你知道》……

“觉得歌曲音域广,有发挥空间,表现高低音”

评审评分……

8.8+8.9+7.1=24.8

QY:歌适合,但每个音太用力,没了flow。奇怪转音不需要
CQ:歌很难唱,诠释不错。很难的部分,有点不费吹灰之力,还是有点太花俏

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最低分的李欣纹没被淘汰,反而是朱舒祺被淘汰了。
这场比赛应该是参赛者的警钟——选歌真的很重要。学校同学朋友那么多,应该多参考别人的意见,或是试唱听听朋友们的感觉和反馈。
就连孙燕姿那么有才华的歌手都需要一些改变,才能有所突破,把自己推上更高峰,更何况是参赛者?再好听的声音,如果只有一种唱法,大家迟早也会厌倦。应该多费点心思。

这期我原本期待参赛者的杀手锏是……
林永行《手放开》
同样是抒情歌,但多了一份撕心裂肺,可以发挥情绪张力
李欣纹《如燕》
华语咬字最好的她,比较适合一些有点中国风的、舒服的歌
朱舒祺《我该得到》
摇滚的歌,加上她独特的狂野、粗框、爆发力,其实可能很棒
林健辉《你在烦恼什么》
抒情,疗伤,但是有点现代感的歌。歌有起承转合,可以累积情绪,发挥诠释层次能力
罗美仪《你是爱我的》
阿妹的歌就有很多她擅长的转音,加上情绪起伏,音域又宽,应该是蛮好发挥的

比赛接近尾声,但还没看到任何参赛者有特比明显的蜕变,其实有点失望。拿以前的参赛者蜕变举例好了——
黄俊辉Adriano:翻身赛才找到自己的歌路,俏皮新风格
蔡艾嘉:好像也是翻身赛,从快歌转攻慢歌,多了爆发力、戏剧张力
曾咏琳Teresa:慢歌是强项,但挑战快歌《孤单芭蕾》效果也不错
洪俊阳:声线也像林俊杰,但后来尝试别的歌有了自己的风格,重新诠释JJ歌有清新感
田銘耀:发现唱歌跳舞都行,都精彩!

其实唱歌有点像方程式。强项+新元素=突破
希望参赛者多努力、多尝试、多挑战自己、对自己要求高一点,面对比赛却保持平常心。
以前方老师说到吧,准备要准备到120分,150分,因为现场发挥不会完美,还有折扣的空间,维持表现的水准。

16 March, 2013

Old Blogger

重读很久很久以前写的一篇牢骚文,觉得年轻的自己(15岁)很好笑!在此转载。

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Recently, I came to realise that I often go through routines habitually that I'm actually paying lesser attention to them, and one of it is logging in to Blogger.com.

YET, it so happened that I happened to be paying attention to the welcome page, when I noticed the insult so very "kindly" bestowed upon us. Just see what they call us:





OLD BLOGGER?!?!
Who are you trying to kid?!
I mean- I'm only FIFTEEN, need you say that we are OLD?! The thought of it sparks off fury deep within me, for goodness-knows-why-but-maybe-cos-it's-christmas-eve-when-everyone's-happy-and-I'm-trying-to-be-different-perhaps reasons.


Yah. And then.. I went to Hougang Mall today, and took 147 home. On my way, I saw a banner which informs passers-by that the Cold Storage outlet at Hougang Plaza would be open 24hours. Hmm. Coincidentally, I saw the 7-eleven there- wow. TWO 24h stores together. COOL MAN.

Somehow, I was reminded of the instant mashed potato sold in 7-Eleven, and then, I was, reminded, of the mashed potato I ate on my way to Malaysia ke Genting, the
NIGHTMARE SQUISHY GOOEY MASHED POTATO.

People who know me well would most probably know that I'm someone who enjoys fooling around with my food. Don't get me wrong- I mean, mixing my food till it's super gross. I don't meanjust GROSS. I mean stunts like:

- mixing mentos, chewing gums and milo
- dissolving milo powder in chrysanthemum tea
- sprinkling cheese powder in mashed potato
- blending corn, m&m chocolates, pepsi, f&n grape, sugar, salt and flour
and more.

But THEN, EVEN I, THE MISS SUPER-GROSS-FOOD-PRODUCER was freaked out!


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还有好笑的,下次再转载。

14 March, 2013

校园Superstar · Campus Superstar Round 3

第四场比赛了…… 不知道为什么,总觉得这届的比赛办得很仓促,没有时间让大家好好认识参赛者,也没有时间让他们探索、学习、进步、尝试、发挥。

如果说第一届是典范,那这一届的比赛,感觉上就是快餐模式。讲求的是原本现成的天分和表现。

很不能同意节目最后评判给参赛者的忠告。说唱抒情歌的就唱抒情歌,唱摇滚的唱摇滚就好,不要唱抒情歌。上一届的蔡艾嘉,就是在尝试快歌后,发掘自己的新强项的。为什么那么快就让参赛者,尤其是学生,定位、标签了呢?

根据这场比赛,先让我做个总结吧——


以这期表现而言,我认为决赛前三强会是……
(1)朱舒祺
(2)李欣纹
(3)罗美仪

比赛主题:评判老师指定歌曲
说到这个指定歌曲…… 我不禁要说…… 华语歌曲乐坛就只有孙燕姿吗?
我觉得孙燕姿很棒,但评判没有必要一直挑她的歌。

C1 林健辉 萧敬腾 《复制人》

我的OS……
其实有点失望。但至少不是唱老歌了。还有…… 曲风也让他的唱功稳定多了。
虽然忘词,有点慌,但至少没有破音。

评判评语……

XH:有表达出意境,忘词但掩饰得好,有踏出安全区
QY:期待的是以自己风格诠释,但唱得很稳,有点夸张,摇滚部分不自然


C2 王裕婷 孙燕姿 《超快感》


我的OS……
说句实话——我真心不喜欢+不看好她。
是太青涩的关系吗?在镜头前很不自然,这周的装扮也变得很老气。
很不明白为什么评判要挑快歌给她唱,因为上周是人的都看得出她舞步……
虽然说舞蹈,但摇头比四肢动作多,有时摇到麦克风都没对到嘴巴

评判评语……

CQ:第一句就有问题 “感觉对了我要发”;有彼得老师的感觉
XH音准,A发音问题,扣满多分,后面有扳回一点分数


C3 李欣纹 孙燕姿《我怀念的》


我的OS……
我觉得她在比赛中最大的优势是来自华校,华语咬字比其它选手好很多,但又是蔡健雅那种有点西方歌曲的唱法,结合在一起很微妙,听起来像蔡健雅cover孙燕姿的歌
高音很好听,蛮稳的。
明显明白歌词的意思,有表达出来,有层次,转音好听
其实这首歌如果用到舞台的阶梯,感觉会更强

评判评语……
QY:歌不容易表达,已经做得挺好。前面低音唱不下,高key不上,要练音域
XH拉音桥段唱得心不在焉,没有情感表达 

C4 朱舒祺 萧敬腾 《狂想曲》


我的OS……
很有架势!

有努力练咬字,尤其因为歌词很多我的sin T_T||
摇滚感觉不错,高音很稳肢体语言进步很多很多高音结尾超漂亮,意想不到!!


评判评语……

QY:奇迹、自己、心;还是咬字,高音很有劲
XH:有点后悔,因为后面唱得很好(其实后悔,后面要给更高分的;观众发出叫声)



C5 林永行 林俊杰《他说》


我的OS……
评判之前不是叫他不要唱林俊杰的歌吗?因为他声音像,很容易对比。那为什么又选JJ的?
前面不稳
高音有点牵强
chorus咬字为什么有点奇怪
是化妆还是个人紧张问题?为什么脸色那么苍白?


评判评语……

CQ:很有感觉,开始看得出很紧张,出场前深呼吸,看一下观众不会那么紧张
LT:爆青筋
QY:我没有感情,但都觉得感觉到感动。很难唱,但唱得可倾可佩


C6 罗美仪 陈洁仪《炫耀》


我的OS……

开始有点小心
呼吸声音很大,那一瞬间麦可以拿开一点比较好
转音好听!
爆发力很强!!高音有拼上去!
有层次
心揪揪的,有震撼

评判评语……
QY:太多哭腔,太夸张,音准比平时差,偏高,“炫耀”嘴巴要开大一点
CQ:本来更高分,情感太夸张,音准有问题,带得很好

总结:
发现自己常常不能苟同评判老师的评语、做法,but that's okay. That's normal.
不能接受的是歌曲都限在那几位歌手中,还有美仪的评语说她音准的时候,主持人、评判老师接二连三模仿。第一次就OK了,模仿多了变得没礼貌

开始最强的美仪不知道为什么感觉越来越紧张,而欣纹则慢慢进入状况。
健辉很帅,但是别坐太稳,要继续往上爬,拿出斗志来!
下周主题:我的杀手锏
我又不明白了…… 比赛应该多鼓励他们尝试,在决赛出线杀手锏环节还比较符合逻辑
应该给参赛者尝试的空间,主题可以有多些例如…… 《不一样的我》、《意想不到的结合曲》、《我的故事》、《希望之歌》等,还比较能有看头、惊喜、创新。
不知道筛选参赛者的时候有没有一些almost-could-have-made-it的人选?如果这些人出来PK效果也会精彩吧?不要太predictable嘛。
也希望主持人能够有深度一点。例如Pornsak说第一届的时候他都还没当主持人,播重温片段后说“好多回忆”变得很奇怪。还不如说舞台是成长的第一步,希望观众/看电视的你,能把握下次的机会,像学长们一样散发光和热,会是美好的回忆。

12 March, 2013

寻觅 · The Search



每个人都有自己活着的使命。每个人都有不同的才艺。

我喜欢舞蹈,但我知道,那永远只能是个喜好。

我喜欢媒体,接触后让我确信,那就是我的使命。

如果知道某片蓝天不属于我,还硬要去争取,就是浪费自己的时间。

如果知道某片蓝天属于我,却害怕去尝试、害怕失败,也是浪费时间。

世界上有很多东西可以让步、可以妥协、可以放弃、可以参考,但梦想和生命的道路不行。

东施如果做自己,就不会有东施效颦的悲哀。

如果你属于那个领域,就去那个领域学习,去努力,甚至是去吃苦。

卑躬屈膝学习不可悲、不可笑,因为到最后快乐的是你。

可悲的,是害怕失败的逃避,还有抄袭别人使命的自己。


Everyone has a purpose in their lives. Everyone is talented in different ways.

I love dancing, but I know that it would always just be an interest.

I love the media industry, and being in it made me all the more certain it's where I belong.

If I understand that a certain realm isn't mine, why should I waste my time fighting for it?

If I understand that that's where I wanna be, why should I be afraid to try, to fail?

There are many things in life that we can compromise, give up and take reference from others, but dreams and purposes are not those things.

If we live being ourselves, we would not be seen as tragedy in the future.

If you belong to a certain world, go for it, fight and learn, even if it means a tough job.

Stooping low to learn isn't sad or laughable, because you're the one who gets the last laugh.

What's sad is if you can't even muster up the courage to try, living a life in the shadow of others and never really knowing your worth.

09 March, 2013

自动一点 · Have some EQ

Everytime I log in to blog about some happy stuff, there's always someone pissing me off, and turns out, I have to write a really annoyed blog entry before the happy one.

One thing I learnt at work, was never to be the middle person passing message around.

If you think about it, it's an extremely time-wasting bad habit.

Have you tried sending an email to a company, then they tell you that they'll forward your email to the relevant department, then the department replies you and say they will send it to the respective person in-charge? Turns out, your simplest SIMPLEST request takes EONS to be completed. For example, a refund.

So in general, I always feel like... if you have something to say to me, say it to me straight in the face.

Don't ask someone to pass message to me, or ask me to pass message to someone else.

Because it's a waste of everybody's time.


Is that clear, about what I'm trying to say?

So what happened tonight was, A asked me to bring B somewhere tomorrow. I said I can't, so B requested to go with C. A told D to contact me, so I told D to ask B and C directly. Then that D insists that I help to ask.

What for, right?

My point is, the three of them who are going, each has their own agenda tomorrow. So rather than me, the one not going to lias, may just as well have the three of them discuss and coordinate their plans directly. Right?

Makes sense?

I'm really really REALLY pissed off, because they made it sound like, I'm the bitch who doesn't want to help. The thing is... I'm not angry with anyone in general. It's just a matter of efficiency.

You can't blame A either, because A doesn't know I'm not joining them. The problem lies with D.

Let me say this once and for all - I hate being a messenger or middle person, because it's a waste of my time, and it's a very inefficient bad habit of people to not speak directly to whoever's involved.


It's also about respect for the one in face of you... but that's another matter that I don't want to talk about.

Stop being so annoying. Stop being so drama. I'm sure university taught you better than to care only about yourself.

06 March, 2013

Meet Up with BFFs! Part TWO

终于有时间搜集、修改所有的照片!

最近申请了一份工作,但还是没着落。其实有点矛盾,因为想找工作,但是手边YOLOsg的工作又忙不完,所以……可有可无吧。很小心,因为不能找太耗时的工作,不然我真的会废寝忘食…… 虽然说减肥是好事,但我今年真的没有打算再搭救护车。

其实…… 自由工作的日子,生活作息真的变得有点不一样。
早上7、8点起来,跟去上班的妈妈说再见,有时她泡水给我喝,喝完去睡。
9点起床,开始看一天的新资讯、流行、趋势、新闻。
10点冲凉,然后就开始查电邮,找活动和处理YOLOsg的东西。
2点吃早午餐,休息到3点。
4点跟下班的妈妈会面,5点多吃晚餐。
7点到家,有时会做点家务,收拾爸爸房间。
10点继续忙YOLOsg,大概凌晨2、3点睡觉。

所以……妈妈说我生活不规律,其实只是跟她作息不一样吧。她睡觉的时候我在做事,她出门时我在睡觉。当然,我对三餐缺乏概念也是她所担心的,这真的是我欠扁。

好啦!说说上两周跟喵和宝芳见面!

约的时间是下午一点,但我时间估计有误,提早到了她家楼下,吓到她慌忙!刚好看到一只在睡觉的猫,所以为了喵,骚扰了那位小家伙。

是我的幻觉吗?后港的猫都比较友善、热情,会跟我玩,会让我拍。但是宏茂桥的猫比较dao,不理不睬的,还用屁股对着我~ T_T





1.30pm:我们三人总算到齐了!因为喵刚吃午餐,所以我们先是走走。那段期间我真的很想吃红丝绒蛋糕,所以就跑到Coffee Bean吃!虽然之前的老板已经说过很多次,但那一刻,只要是红丝绒蛋糕,好坏对我而言都无所谓!

……但后来真的有点后悔。比不上以前工作时吃到的…… 味蕾真的被MSP的姐姐们宠坏了!


吃到一半,广场中央忽然开始有杂技特技表演,又是软骨功,又是变装秀的,算精彩吧。



后来去了……Jubilee……?厕所外有个超级复古的厕纸售卖器!投了硬币后,声音超~级~大!!我吓了一跳。真的是几够力一下~



我和宝芳各自买了厕纸,然后我们在厕所都努力把一米长的厕纸用光!!
后来才明白,给那么多,因为洗手之后也要用。两人顿时无语 + 无奈。
嗨…… 多么湿的领悟………………

其实带DSLR跟好朋友出去,却每次都鼓不起勇气,要求跟他们合照。
也不知道自己在尴尬什么…… 所以总是……任务失败,默默回家。


原本要回家的,忽然接到妈妈的电话,说约在邻里的麦当当见面。
……是的,我又去那里了。这次因为他们推出了蜜汁鸡腿。


因为真的很累,所以没有努力找最好的拍摄角度,也忘了white balance相机。
但是…… 我有努力把袋子折美美啦,不要那么挑剔~~


朋友送的礼物!

跟宝芳和喵见面的时候,宝芳还是忘了我尊贵的吴庆康的书!(预料之中,不足为奇)
但是她也带了日本之旅的伴手礼!很开心,尤其因为袋子的ang gong gia很可爱!!
谢谢 灵隐阿宝寺!


她买了我最喜欢的食物…… 果冻!!!!!!!!!!!
真的,果冻是我的最爱。但是我不喜欢芒果、橙、荔枝、榴莲口味的。哈哈哈~
很开心啦~ 谢谢x2!!
糖果在熬夜期间,已经消耗了50%的数量。哈哈哈


还有!农历新年前,总算约到传说中的4.0见面!
每次都觉得我们的友谊很奇妙,因为不常见面,但是却不怕没话聊。
但是…… 不小心说了一些让她不愉快的事。还是想说对不起。

她也自制小礼物送我!很喜欢!Come some 哈密瓜~~



另外…… 喵在几个月前也送给我一份礼物。谢谢!
那份心意,比什么都重要。




其实…… 之前有些事闹得不愉快,主要因为我不开心。

但是…… 我不是一个会轻易放弃的人。决定放弃后,会完全无视,所以很不希望需要这样判任何人死刑。

伤心主要因为…… 自主的是诚意,讨来的不会幸福。这是我所坚信的。等不到的心思,让我怀疑了自己,因为怀疑自己在别人心中的地位。但当我说出口后,任何的弥补都已经没有意义。因为,是“讨来的”。

很久以前,有位朋友说…… 其实重点不是别人多在乎我,而是我不够爱护自己。自爱,远比他人的爱戴,更来得稳定、重要。说实话,我也不能否认。所以会努力改,努力调整自己的心态。不过有些时候,有些话必须说出口,因为憋着生闷气,也是对大家的一种折磨。

所以今年那么在意,坚持对人相等于他们对我的待遇。没有必要浪费时间、精神和财力在根本没有诚意的人身上。好好爱惜爱惜我的人,就好了。=)

05 March, 2013

校园Superstar · Campus Superstar Round 2

终于可以看到8位选手一较高低了!先总结上一次比赛……

我认为前三强会是……
(1)林健辉 —— 有潜力,加上历届结论,都是女生在为eye candy投票
(2)罗美仪 —— 很稳的实力派,关键是要继续进步
(3)林永行 —— 很有特色,人气也蛮高的,很憨

威胁三强的是……
李欣纹 —— 选歌方面异于一般年轻人,让人印象深刻,比较会凸现自己的特色。

比赛主题:本地歌手

赛前OS:
现在年轻人还真流行五颜六色的头发,观众席上就拍到两位男生。哇赛。

在比赛中,除了实力外,也应该注重各个环节。就以开场介绍为例,选手/造型师更应该努力凸显个人特色。在这节骨眼上,C4 朱舒祺 和 C5 杨敏 挺吃亏的,因为站在一起,两人的打扮十分类似,变成8人中的陪衬。下次多注意!!


(1)罗美仪 Bonnie Loo《雨天》 


评判评语:
XH:唱得好,技巧高音都稳;改脸部表情太夸张,层次感不够,开始太用力 
QY:很稳,音准在,欠感情处理层次感



我的OS:
把上周最高分的安排在第一位,是故意影响她的表现水平吗?
还是唱得不错,但好像被健辉Leonard的老派激动给传染了。
咬字有点ABC —— 坚决
走下梯级的节奏跟音乐一样,有注意细节,好!
尾音处理得好

总分:24.4


(2)林永行 Lim Yong Hang《天黑》


评判评语:
CQ:很有磁性,进步很多,有些惊喜 
QY:在这里听很棒,高音音准在电视观众听来很明显,要注意,比预期好

我的OS:
唱阿杜的歌,容易变成模仿,有点危险
明显比上期稳
高音出奇自然,听得出奇舒服,只是哭腔有点……难接受。
“怎么”一直唱ze me ze me,有点刺耳

总分:22.4


(3)王裕婷 Wong Yu Ting《讨厌》


评判评语:
CQ:很好带动气氛的歌,但跳舞很要跳不跳,动作大些 
QY:感觉不大熟悉,有点瑕疵,有形态,没里面,可爱

我的OS:
真的很不喜欢这位参赛者,在镜头前不自然,看了也不舒服
没有明星特质
跳舞动作很奇怪,很让人分神,又有点同手同脚
声音还不错,但是气不够,在一句话内要换两三口气
对于评审“可爱”的评价难以置信!
但……“可爱”用多了,也许就是因为仅此而已。

总分:20.7


(4)朱舒祺 Phoebe Chee《难得一见》


评判评语:
XH:咬字欠缺,眼睛少挣开,少跟观众沟通 
QY:比之前好,有动感,咬字还是要进步,各方面好

我的OS:
声音很响亮,但从眼神中,明显地看得出在努力记得接下来要做什么
不够肺活量,前面唱得好,后半段不稳
节奏感和舞台上的肢体语言不错
在呼吁投票热线环节,最自然的一位,有年轻人的朝气

总分:20.9


(5)杨敏 Yeo Min《当你离开的时候》


评判评语:
XH:音量控制不稳,低音听不见,技巧上面挣扎,感情发不出来 
CQ:声音清甜,慵懒表现不出来,假音处理蛮好

我的OS:
咬字有点模糊,我不看字幕,就只听得出后半段的歌词
选了很讲究技术性的歌,所以没精力专注在情感酝酿和发挥

总分:18.7 (观众席顿时鸦雀无声)


(6)林健辉 Leonard Lim《你是我最深爱的人》


评判评语:
CQ:架势很稳,音准没太多问题
QY:小问题。音准有偏低问题,歌太简单,发挥不到

我的OS:
很喜欢他的服装,走楼梯节奏也抓得很好,在段落间算得刚好
拉音很好听,很稳
有听取评判意见,控制自己太夸张的表情,也到后半段才改旋律
不需要皱眉头,就能够唱出激动的眼神
果然很喜欢挑老歌,哈哈

总分:24.3


(7)吕亦佳 Valerie Loo 《说到爱》


评判评语:
XH:音一直在飘,不稳,要改进
QY:很喜欢感觉,不拘小节,自由唱法,但太不稳了

我的OS:
音准在比较长的句子中就会飘
咬字稍微进步一点点
第一个会正视镜头,和观众有眼神交流的参赛者
聪明,选了有英语的歌词,避短扬长
后半段音飘得很严重,听起来很奇怪

总分:17.7 


(8)李欣纹 Gwendolyn Lee 《Beautiful Love》


评判评语:
CQ:走出来架势很有明星感觉,开口不稳有点吓到,越唱越好 
QY:很适合的歌,但不够纯熟

我的OS:
很自然、放松的演唱
第一个把舞台上的梯级当成舞台的一部分,而不是过渡区,在梯上演唱
歌很适合凸显音色,很稳,有自信,有去钻研歌词的意思、意境
英语的唱法,听了很舒服
服装方面…… 袖子让我想起农夫防晒的蓬蓬袖……不是好事。

总分:25.2


我觉得应该淘汰的名单:

杨敏、王裕婷

我觉得热门前三名是: 
李欣纹、罗美仪、林健辉

正式淘汰名单:
杨敏、吕亦佳

我的OS:
接下来还是要看到王裕婷……无奈。
节目尾声,不知道是不是我的幻觉,但播到王裕婷的画面,观众席发出嘘声
吕亦佳就如我说观察的一样,有出过大场面的沉着稳重,道别词的思路分明