16 June 2008 Monday
Woke up at 6am this morning just so that i can get to Bukit Panjang Primary by 7.15am in the morning for coach briefing before the day begins officially for us at 8am.
worked till 3pm. tough job i must say. But kinda love it. It gives this sense of satisfaction to know that you are guiding little ones. ok not so little lah. P4s.
but i realize after handling the babies P2 kids, P4s are really nothing. and i think i am really improving in handling kids. I can actually clamp down a few mobs and my dagger stares are getting convincing cos they really buy it. As brutal and ruthless as i may be sounding here, haha it's not so bad lah.
I "smack" em when they misbehave. No hesitation. But when they did something great, i make sure they receive my compliment and their classmates' applause. So it's really not so mean. haha. And the feedback forms were really sweet. Especially to read those that u have 'smacked' still liking you and thanking you.
After work it was kungfu panda with clement. Shamir if you are reading this, please watch it and watch out for a particular scene reaching the end of the movie. I LAUGHED SOOOO HARD i was tearing away... it soooo reminded me of the bomberman.
14 June 2008 Saturday
Zhe Yin's comm parade. Quite nice. not bad. and weishan and i had a few discoveries about ourselves.
1) we absolutely have the fetish for uniforms. we were squealing in delight when we saw all the number ones. and especially those with like tonnes of pins and badges. AHHH darn cool.
2) when told to stand up during certain points of the ceremony to like welcome the guest of honour, or like for national athemn or the colours party coming in... we were sooo not fidgetting... it was so hilarious to realise that no one at the guest stand except us was standing at attention. AHHH
Joe made a lil apppearance as well as the junior colours party taking over the colours from the senior commissioning batch. And yeah uniform and zai drills really make the man. weishan and i both thought he look so different from his usual self. Too bad we were seated too far away from the navy squad. totally can't see zhe yin.
13 June 2008 Friday
Super Eventful day. Went for a job audition for voice over and event singing which i totally blew and went for a job briefing later in the afternoon with clement.
the audition was totally a disaster, ohhhhhh my gosh... my face still feels tender thinking about it. TOTALLY threw my face. wish i had a paper bag then. That stupid little platform called the stage really does wonders. I can feel every inch of my vocal and facial muscles clenching and contorting and i knew i was so in for it. As it is, I am right. I couldn't hit my usual range of notes and projection was somewhat restrained. ARGH.. so the comments
voice over: your voice is not steady and mature enough for voice-over and commercials. we're looking for more mature voices
singing: you're using alot of your chest voice, and i think because you're nervous, you couldn't 'throw' your voice out. and the song you chose is within your comfort zone. you should try to choose songs that hit the higher keys. your diction for english songs are better than your chinese (wat irony!!) so i presume u sing more english songs than chinese...you have the potential but you need to hone your technique and confidence. so let me recommend you a course..... a performance training course which cost $810.
btw the song i sang were "how do i live without you" by LeeAn Rimes and "hui zhi bu qu" by melody. not very high but not very low either. I can't possibly do a mariah carey at audtition.... :S
Anyway after the traumatizing exprience was job briefing at EKA training consultancy for a day job at bukit panjang primary.
After which since it was still too early for dinner, Clement and i decided to head down to the TOY MUSEUM!!! AHHH like finally i get to visit it! Not free entrance though. but oh well cant just turn back after the lady says 15 bucks pls :)
But it was money well spent. the toys were really funky and cool lah. many are antiques and freaking expensive! cam-whored like 126 fotos of which onli 3 had our faces inside. my goodness.
here's a small collection, the rest r on facebook:
vintage posters for star war movies
guess why the price of this poster has soared of late?
Fat super heroes... my gosh those old toy models are really FAT
exquisite (pricey) popeye automated toy... you know those that kids sit on n it moves?
toddler's play... dun u think these look better than the modern ones made of plastic and look absolutely fake?
beatles toys... the wig!
beatles toys ... the combs and yelllow submarine
Yummy Miss Clarity Food!