Saturday, August 28, 2010

Life in SG - YOG Closing Ceremony Fireworks!


The YOG Closing Ceremony was held on Thursday, 26 August 2010 at The Float@Marina Bay.

In contrast to the Opening Ceremony, many of the elements of the Closing Ceremony are governed by tradition than official mandate. Usually, flag bearers from each participating country enter the stadium in single file and behind them all the athletes without any distinction or grouping by nationality to symbolise bringing all the athletes of the world together as "one nation".

After the athletes enter the stadium, three national flags are hoisted on flagpoles one at a time, while the corresponding national anthems are played. The flag of Greece will be on the middle pole to honour the birthplace of the Olympic Games; the flag of the host country will be on the left-hand pole, and the flag of the country hosting the next Summer or Winter Olympic Games on the right.

In the midst of the performances, there will be fountains, spotlight, fireworks and flames to add to the vibrancy of the celebration.







Spotlight shinning up to the smoky sky.








Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Life in SG - Alarice

Performance date: 22 August

As an independent artist, 23 year old Alarice has already managed a sold-out tour in the East, with stops including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Hong Kong.


Alarice's single 'Colour' was recognised as one of the top ten songs of the year in GMA's prestigious songwriting competition

The success of the second EP 'Sunday Afternoon' caught the attention of Warner Music Singapore, which promptly signed her up and released her first full-length album, 'Sunday Afternoon (Deluxe Edition)', in March 2010

The 13-track album contains songs from both EPs as well as two newly-recorded bonus tracks – 'Sunday Afternoon (Acoustic Version)' and 'Man In The Mirror', a soulful and unique interpretation of Michael Jackson's classic




Catching some fireworks after the concert @ marina bay




Sunday, August 22, 2010

Life in SG - Zhang Dong Liang


20 Aug 2010 9.15pm - 10.15pm
Venue: Promontory@Marina Bay, Marina Boulevard

Come join in the festivities at the Promontory@Marina Bay, Marina Boulevard set against the stunning backdrop of the new Singapore city skyline.

Popular, award-winning artiste with a winsome smile, Nicholas Zhang has won legions of fans in Singapore and abroad with his emotive voice since bursting onto the music scene in 2003.

It was drizzling the whole day, fans were hiding under their small was dark, chair was wet, felt the cold wind....

But everything got heated up when Nicholas Zhang turned up the stage...


Because of rain I got a seat in the VVIP sector, thats pretty close... too bad my len was not long enough to get a close up shot of him. Still, I liked the songs, enjoyed a spectacular show of lasers, lights and WATER... hahaha.

Well, here are some photos taken during the 1 hour sessions...




















Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Rozen Maiden - Love the Sunshine


Rozen Maiden (ローゼンメイデン, Rōzen Meiden)

Rozen Maiden (ローゼンメイデン, Rōzen Meiden) is a manga series created by the manga author duo, Peach-Pit. The story centers on Sakurada Jun, a young hikikomori boy that finds himself indebted to a living doll by the name of Shinku, a doll of the Rozen Maiden series, who was created by a mysterious but extremely talented dollmaker.



Shinku (真紅, Shinku, Reiner Rubin, Crimson)
Cosed by Dawn

Shinku, the fifth Rozen Maiden doll.

She embodies the traditional Victorian aristocrat. She is extremely demanding and can seem unappreciative of others. Her favorite words are "tea", "servant" and "What?" She seems to enjoy lecturing, slapping, and generally abusing Jun, her medium, at every opportunity. She is very aware of her femininity, forever reminding others that she and the other Maidens are 'ladies'. Shinku is also perceived as being cold and angry, but she is actually very protective of, and cares deeply for, her sisters and for Jun. Shinku's presence at the Sakurada home has led to other Rozen Maidens appearing there. She hates cats because one almost swallowed her wind-up key in the past.

Hinaichigo (雛苺, Hinaichigo, Kleine Beere, Small Berry, small strawberry)
Cosed by Diana

Hinaichigo, the sixth Rozen Maiden doll.

Although she can be ridiculously naïve and selfish, she has nothing but the best intentions for those that she cares about. Her disposition is also a mismatch for her power, which is a series of attacks based on strawberry vines, which she mostly uses to restrain opponents and can also tell her what is happening. She loses to Shinku in the Alice Game, becoming the first doll to lose the right to become Alice. Shinku does not beat Hinaichigo outright; the younger doll simply exhausted the energy of her medium, Tomoe, and she becomes, in Shinku's opinion, another servant.


Souseiseki (蒼星石, Sōseiseki, Lapis Lazuli Stern, Lapis Lazuli Star)

Souseiseki, the fourth Rozen Maiden doll.

The fourth doll of the Rozen Maiden collection and Suiseiseki's twin, Souseiseki possesses a sharpness in her speech that is similar to Shinku's, attacks ruthlessly in combat, and does not tolerate sub-par actions. She is also quite stubborn and very devoted to her masters. Her appearance is not only the most masculine of the dolls, but her speech is also noted to be of the masculine form, using the first person pronoun "boku" instead of gender neutral pronouns like "jibun" or "watashi." Souseiseki's presence is much more significant in the anime than in the manga. These all being stereotypical traits of a tomboy.

Suiseiseki (翠星石, Suiseiseki, Jade Stern, Jade Star)

Suiseiseki, the third Rozen Maiden doll.

The third Rozen Maiden doll, and Souseiseki's older twin. She and Souseiseki are both referred to as "gardeners" for their ability to communicate and tend not only to regular plants, but also to the "soul trees" of humans.
Despite her attitude towards Jun, Suiseiseki does care a great deal for him, and her attempts to cover that up usually manifest in the form of more insults. In fact, she cares deeply for everyone in her life, even if she does not show it outwardly, a personality of a stereotypical tsundere. In Rozen Maiden träumend, Suiseiseki stands out among the dolls in that she values her sisters' love more than the goal of becoming Alice. She is one of the few dolls who opposes the Alice Game, and has no intentions of becoming Alice if it means taking her fellow sisters' Rosa Mystica. Suiseiseki and Jun attempt, without much success, to convince the other Rozen Maidens that the Alice Game is a meaningless endeavor. In her brief appearance in the OVA, she makes the same appeal to her twin several times.


It was a very last minutes arrangement and managed to capture some shots within an hour time... hope you guys like it.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

DRRR! - Shizuo & Izaya


Durarara!! (デュラララ!!, Dyurarara!!) is a Japanese light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita, with illustrations by Suzuhito Yasuda.



Shizuo Heiwajima (平和島静雄)

A man who is always seen to wear sunglasses and a bartender's suit. Although quiet and nondescript while not angered, he has a very short fuse and fights with incredible strength. Despite his simple and unrefined fighting skills, he is often considered the strongest fighter in the series. In the novels his power is described as the naturally unlimited form of human strength and likened to "adrenaline power" that can give people superhuman strength in times of emergency. In addition, Shizuo is capable of often superhuman parkour moves, a skill he obtained naturally from years of hunting down Izaya Orihara.


Izaya Orihara (折原臨也)

A young man who sells information for his own enjoyment. He claims to love the entire human race except for Shizuo Heiwajima, and exhibits said love by putting humans in often miserable conditions and observing their reactions.



Izaya and Shizuo hated each other with a passion almost from the point they met. In the novels Izaya framed Shizuo for crimes on several occasions. In the anime he puts Shizuo in constant problems, such as gangs attacking him daily up to framing him of crimes.



Arr polis...


Izaya: fight tonight


Shizuo: Will he come?


Izaya: Excuse me, I was here before you ok...


Shizuo: What are we waiting for?
Izaya: Act cool first.


Izaya: Smell blood.........




Izaya: not over yet...

Shizuo cosed by Rina
Izaya cosed by Yuki
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