SCO Evelyn Glennie – Drumming from East to West

Last sunday, Desmond informed us about Evelyn Glennie’s debut with the SCO this weekend. I was sooo excited that I told myself that I would go no matter what. Haha.

There are 2 performances, one yesterday (1 June) and one tonight (Saturday). My week was so hectic that I totally forgot about it until Thursday. Friends had their stuff to attend to and so I bought a ticket alone.

It was my first time watching the SCO perform, despite reading their articles and interview with their conductor Tsung Yeh many times on the papers. Chinese Orchestra used to be something that I didn’t really enjoy, basing on my past experiences at secondary schools where I watched the other schools CO perform. I used to think that they’re noisy and all, but this slowly changed when I went to NYPCO’s concert once. They’re now playing music that I really can feel and understand.

SCO’s musicians are just too awesome. I recognise 2 cellists who were guest players with SNCO a few months back and gosh, i got quite a lot of goosebumps watching them play. They are that good.

Evelyn Glennie, she’s just amazing. It’s really difficult to describe that feeling when watching her perform. It’s like she and the instruments are together. And to finally get to meet such a wonderful percussionist after so many years is just amazing.

As always, I would like to share this video. All musicians should watch it:

After the concert, I went to queue for her autograph (and the conductor + the other soloist).

Met Wayne too! And oh, I told Evelyn Glennie that I really enjoyed her talk at TED. 😀

Awesome start to the weekend!!
Tickets are still available for tonight!

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Life and death.

Hello everyone!

Kinda in the mood to blog today after reading Martin’s blog entry. haha. I dunno why, but yea at the moment all I only want to do is write something here!

So many thoughts! So many thoughts! Where do I start?

Okay shall start with yesterday!

Last night after work, I met up with Tiang Peng from the now defunct “Peng Peng Says” blog. In his heyday, he was nominated for the SG Blog Awards. I forgot to ask him why he closed it down. Probably lack of time perhaps? He’s now a Staff Nurse.

Anyway, I haven’t seen him for years, despite the fact that the both of us live at the same block. Now that we all have our own lifts, he doesn’t take the lift near my apartment anymore and hence I seldom see him around.

I think among my primary school friends, I’m the only one who kept up with stuff happening in his life? Haha sometimes it’s not on purpose. Like the few times I met with his ex-gf Dawn, and another girl previously who was with him. I met them at the void deck, bus stop, etc. So weird. And he told me that Dawn knows who I am because he told her before.

If there was only one primary school buddy that I had, that I am still in contact with, it’ll definitely be Tiang Peng. Even though it’s not frequent.

I had a spat of quarrel with him once last year, on Facebook. Haha It was kinda public but whatever.

Anyway, back to the topic, I met him at the bus stop and we went to look for MJ’s Dad’s wake =/ “Look for” because we had no idea where it is, and it was all based on his memory of where MJ used to stay -.- Win.

They were doing their prayers when we reached, and we didn’t know anyone else, so the both of us just sat at one area and started chatting about our lives, our families, what we are doing, etc. I realised that he’s the only one who knows my status now (among all the other primary school friends).

Then during the prayer breaks, MJ gave us some food. =x And BS came down and chit chatted with us.

I kinda miss how these friends never judge me, despite me being quiet and all, but I kinda couldn’t shake off something that will always appear in my mind whenever I see them. Something from the past…

I met Hui Qian too! She used to be my really good friend who I always follow around back in Primary 1. I don’t think she remembers that honestly, but yea. =/ Kinda weird though.

okay, that was yesterday.

This morning, I received a message from Sakinah, that she’s getting married! And I’m invited!

There was this sudden urge of me wanting to get married too! Coz I always like going to weddings! Some of it may be kinda cheesy, but it’s always everyone being happy and seeing everyone again. Since Sakinah’s like my Secondary school friend, it’ll definitely be an even happier occasion 😀

This is kinda cool, you know, now that I’m at the age where my friends my age are getting married. Hehe. The weddings that I used to attend, they are mainly of older friends. 🙂 Also, it’s going to be the first Malay wedding that I’m attending!! So cool!

(Faizal, I am waiting for your wedding haha)

Had a chat with Kelvin yesterday at our little detour after a trip to the client’s. haha. I think everywhere I have one buddy where there are no inhibitions in whatever I say and maybe at work it is Kelvin. (Hello Kelvin, if you are reading this)

Ryan gave us all a shock on Monday too when he came back with an announcement. Two, in fact. That it really shocked us. I hope the other announcement won’t happen. Because it really makes me not believe in relationships even more.

Just found out that my sec school friend Simin is getting married too! 🙂 Quite glad that there are some relationships that definitely last. She has been with her bf for so many years!

That’s all for now.

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“I heard that ‘money money’ song.”

I lost that feeling of wanting to blog already.

Was reading my 2007 entries, and I felt happier back than then the entries from 2009 or 2010 for that matter. My entries from last year were mainly entries that I felt that I had to type instead of wanting to type them.

Let me breathe for a while, because after every lesson (so far 2) I have absolutely no mood to do other things. I feel like just playing a while more, now that I have new things to practice. Hahahaha.

Anyway, today’s lesson was less intimidating. Yea corrected more mistakes, learnt to listen more (I still CANNOT hear the difference when there are 2 notes and one is wrong). I can’t figure out which is wrong, or whether it’s flat or sharp for that matter. =/

By the way, do you know how awesome it is to finally have someone teach you the cello?? After so long? After all these years?

“Always” (LOL quote Snape)

I still cannot believe it. And I know all these may disappear as quickly as it comes, so everyday I am chanting for it. Yes. Everyday, because I don’t want to lose these!

Did you figure out the title? It’s Jessie J’s “Price Tag”. I introduced this song to the ex last time, and then whenever I hear that song, it reminds me of him, but now I guess that memory can be erased and replaced.

Make new memories to override the old ones.

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First lesson!

I had my first cello lesson yesterday.

It was intimidating yet cool at the same time. Confused eh? Cool coz after so long finally someone is teaching me the cello. And someone professional too! Intimidating because it is scary to feel noob and stupid (which is what I definitely hate, that’s why I will do my best to do well in whatever I go for lessons for).

I learnt that I have been doing a lot of things wrongly. Luckily the bow hold is correct (took me 4 weeks to get the feel of it). Definitely need to practice more. =/ I discussed with my teacher and arranged a fortnightly lesson instead of weekly for now. My main reason would be because I seriously don’t have enough time to practice… And it would be a waste of this time if he comes every week and I don’t have much improvement.

As a percussion “teacher” (for the juniors in band), I definitely know how it feels from the teacher’s POV if the student doesn’t seem to improve much, and now as a student, I know how scary it feels. No wonder they keep apologising (coz i did so too). And my teacher is a friend, so it makes it even scary.

Need to push those fears aside (especially when you worry if your friend is judging you =/ ).

Steve Jobs just passed away today. I was quite shocked and had to sit in the kitchen for a while.

Anyway, this quote kinda relates to how I think I should be right now/;

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

R.I.P. Steve.

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Meme on me (age 23)

Felt like doing this. Since I am now 23 (wow). Different from last time.

The rules:
Bold the statements that are true to you.
Italise the statements that you WISH are true.
Leave the Fibs alone.
Then, stab 5 people to do the same test.
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I miss somebody right now. (actually a whole bunch of people)
I dont watch TV these days.
I wear glasses or contact lenses.
I love to play video games.
I’ve tried marijuana.
I have been in a threesome.
I have been the psycho-ex in a past relationship
I believe honesty is usually the best policy.
I curse sometimes.
I have changed a lot mentally over the last year.
I carry my knife/razor everywhere with me.
I’m TOTALLY smart.
I’ve broken someone’s bones.
I’m paranoid sometimes.
I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free.
I need money right now.
I love sushi.
I talk really, really fast. *People always say I talk very fast*
I have long hair.
I have lost money in Las Vegas.
I have at least one sibling.
I have worn fake hair/fingernails/eyelashes in the past.
I couldn’t survive without Caller I.D.
I LOVE the way I look.
I am usually pessimistic.
I have a lot of mood swings.
I have a(MANY) hidden talent(S).
I’m always hyper no matter how much sugar I have.
I have a lot of friends.
I am currently single.
I have pecked someone of the same sex.
I enjoy talking on the phone.
I practically live in sweatpants or PJ pants.
I love to shop.
I would rather shop than eat.
I don’t hate anyone.
I’m a BETTER dancer.
I’m completely embarrassed to be seen with my mother.
I have a cell phone.
I believe in God.
I watch MTV on a daily basis.
I have passed out drunk in the past 6 months.
I’ve rejected someone before.
I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.
I want to have children in the future.
I have changed a diaper before.
I’ve called the cops on a friend before.
I’m not allergic to anything.
I have a lot to learn.
I have been with someone at least 10 years older or younger.
I am shy around the opposite sex.
I have tried alcohol before.
I have made a move on a friend’s significant other or crush in the past.
I own the “South Park” movie.
I would die for my best friends.
I think that Pizza Hut has the best pizza.
I have used my sexuality to advance my career.
I love Michael Jackson, scandals and all.
Halloween is awesome because you get free candy.
I watch Spongebob Squarepants and I LOVE it.
I am happy at this moment!
I’m obsessed with guys.
I study for tests most of the time.
I tie my shoelaces differently from anyone I’ve ever met.
I am comfortable with who I am right now.
I have more than just my ears pierced.
I walk barefoot wherever I can.
I have jumped off a bridge.
I love sea turtles.
I spend ridiculous money on makeup. (I think it’s ridiculous to spend money on makeup FULLSTOP)
Plan on achieving a major goal/dream.
I’m proficient in a musical instrument.
I worked at McDonald’s restaurant.
I hate office jobs.
I love sci-fi movies.
I think water rules.
I went college out of state.
I like sausages.
I love kisses.
I’ve fallen for the worst people.
I adore bright colours.
I can’t live without black eyeliner.
I don’t know why the hell I just did this stupid thing.
I usually like covers better than originals.
I can pick up things with my toes.
I can’t whistle.
I can move my tongue in waves, much like a snakes slither.
I have ridden/owned a horse.
I still have every journal I’ve ever written in.
I can’t stick to a diet.
I talk in my sleep.
I try to forget things by drowning them out with loads of distractions.
Climbing trees is a brilliant past-time.
I have jazz in my blood.
I wear a toe ring.
I have a tattoo.
I can’t stand at LEAST one person that I work with.
I am a caffeine junkie.

I cosplay or know what cosplaying is.
I have been to over 15 conventions.
I will collect anything, and the more nonsensical the better.
I’m an artist.
I only clean my room when necessary.
I like a person of the same sex.
I love being happy.
I am an adrenaline junkie.

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Beginning of the final semester.

How time flies! It feels like yesterday when I first started school at NUS, and the upcoming semester’s the last semester!

And as of yesterday, I’m not a part-timer at EL anymore. In fact, it was the final day that I’m working there – as a student. Plans are in the making for me to have a full-time job after graduation, but it’s still not concrete yet, as I have things to find out before boss can let me know if I can go back.

I think many people have been discussing if I should go back, and I have been thinking about it too. My career counsellor was against me going back at first, until I told her about the positive work environment – where everyone’s friends with each other, we can joke around, boss having an open-door policy and everyone would help each other out when we can. In fact, I dare say that it’s like having a second home, and family. Everyone’s just like my siblings, we can talk without really getting offended (of course, with some exception issues, but that’s because of low EQ I guess?)

Boss is definitely expanding from what I observe (and with a discussion I once had with Kelvin after a not-so-informative-briefing at a potential client’s place) and he’d also hired 2 new colleagues. 2 new people with different personalities I would say. 🙂 I was given the honour to teach them the basics of what to note at EL, what to do, etc for the first week. Afterwards, it was up to them to survive and fly. 2 different characteristics, of course 2 different ways of helping them and them learning but of course, this wasn’t an easy job for me. I got told off by boss partly because of it, and not because I didn’t help, but yea. I won’t go into details because i don’t go by the stand of saying bad things here unless I’m really pissed. haha.

I was also pissed enough to rant about a client on twitter. I really hate it when a client doesn’t pay up and yet expects us to keep his website running. That’s still okay, until the client talks to you in a cold voice. I’m really going to boycott that catering service.

And in case you see that I have a new sibling on FB, worry not for it’s just a friend who added me as his sister. Amusing. Haha.

Anyway, my cousin Fong Ling had just given birth on 3/4 January 2011 🙂 Her child’s name is Daphne 🙂

And also finally added a new feature for my Facebook app.

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Ways to save the environment – Reducing, Reusing and Recycling at HOME

I have always been someone who’s always striving not to waste things or throw items away unless it really is of no use to me anymore. My mum calls me a karang guni (Rag-and-bone) woman, so nowadays I would make sure that I don’t buy things that I would have no use for in future. Why buy new things and use them once and then throw them away? The amount of money and time spent to make an item just to use them only once, to me is way stupid. I know factories can create jobs for others, but this is just not good for the environment.

According to NEA Singapore’s website, “In 2008, Singapore produced 2.63 million tonnes of incinerable solid waste, which is enough to fill 890 football fields to the height of an average person!”

I’m not sure about you, but I feel that we are generating way too much waste.

I believe that everyone has the power to do a part to the environment and I am going to start by writing this entry, and hopefully more people will take note of the activities that we can do to help reduce waste and to help do your part to save the environment. Some of these activities even allows you to help others! And think about it, we all live on this earth so why not help make this earth sustainable for everyone (which includes yourself).

Note that this list is non-exhaustive and for Singapore only. Feel free to comment if you have more to share!

I decided to split this article into 3 parts – Home, at NUS and at work! Stay tuned for the next 2 parts!

At home
Paper: Reuse paper that you have so that both sides are used instead of only one side. My sister and I would once in a while sort out paper/documents (non-confidential ones of course) which are only used on one side, and keep them near where the printer is. Instead of using new printing paper when we print, we would first use these used paper first.

Not only does this save the environment, it helps save money too!

Newspapers: There are so many ways to reuse or recycle newspapers but I notice that most people would just throw newspapers away into bins without reusing them.

eHow.com gives some really good ideas on how to reuse newspapers!

Some of them are:
1. Using old newspapers to clean windows/glass.
2. Using them to pack materials (like glass).

One other way that my family and I do is that we use old newspapers to absorb water in wet shoes and for us to put food waste (e.g. peeled prawn shells, peanut shells, etc). I recently watched this program on TV which teaches us that we can use newspapers to line cupboards to absorb moisture and make cupboards less damp.

Recycling points are also now very common in neighbourhoods in Singapore and just bring your newspapers there to recycle! Here’s a list (in PDF) provided by NEA where you can send your old newspapers to.

Envelopes: Reuse them! How do you reuse envelopes you might ask. Well, what my mum does (we pass all used/opened letter envelopes to her) is that she would write her shopping list or to-do list on these envelopes instead of using new note pads or paper for these lists.

Another way my mum reuses them is by placing my sister’s and my monthly allowance into the envelope and then handing us the money at the beginning of each month.

Printer ink: I just found out about this a few months back at NUS – printer ink cartridges can be recycled! (look at the list in the NUS post that’s coming soon!)

I did some Googling and found out that there are some organisations in Singapore that collects and recycles printing cartridges (and other computer equipments as well). NEA has compiled a list that can be viewed here: (including a list of recycling collection centres and bins) http://www.nea.gov.sg/cms/rcd/locations/map.html

Plastic/Paper Bags: Not sure if everyone does this, but reusing plastic/paper bags has been something that I’ve learnt since I was young. Whenever my Mum buys groceries, my sister and I would help by taking out the groceries and keeping the plastic bags somewhere.

We used to keep them in a really big plastic bag, but after we visited my uncle’s new place, we realised that there’s this thing from IKEA called the plastic bag dispenser. (Not advertising for them)

How do you reuse them? I can think of so many! To line your trash bin, to put lunch boxes in (in case the food leaks), to carry groceries, to put your wet umbrella/poncho, etc.

Paper bags are also good for carrying stuff when you go out. I’d also once read an article that teaches you how to use paper bags to wrap gifts for your friends. Most paper bags come in really nice designs too!

Of course, now they have what you call recycling bags that you can use. Do use them in order to reduce production of plastic bags and save the earth!

I’m sure you would be able to think of new ways to reduce, reuse or recycle these items and more! Feel free to share it here in the comments!

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The National Art Gallery Open House (Launch + First Day)

Was invited to The National Art Gallery Open House Launch by Omy on the 8th October 2010. We were allowed to bring guests and I brought my mum and Henry. “Odd”, you might think, but I know my mum likes places like this, and I also felt like asking my buddy along (someone with photography skills and I thought it should be fun).

There was the launch, and some speeches, and then a shoot with all the VIPs outside the City Hall. I took pics instead.


Spot the VIPS


Henry taught me panning! Which I’ve never tried before and this is my first shot


Willy Foo (in brown)


Next panning shot!

We had a tour around the former supreme court (which was only available on the launch day). Tour guide was Kevin who really knows his stuff.
What I didn’t like was the other staff rushing us around to the next destination. 🙁 The whole tour was like over in 30mins which is really short if you count the number of places we entered (quite a lot).

But I learnt a lot.

Took lots of shots.


I wonder what’s this for


This leads to the cells for prisoners downstairs… They didn’t show us there 🙁


They didn’t have aircons then so had to use these for ventilation.


Dreamy…


Inside the library


This is Kevin.


Risked my 90’s life to take this. HAHA.

Anyway, after that, my mum went home and Henry and I went to MOS Burger to sit for a while, and walked around Clarke Quay to take pics. But it was quite a hazy day so the pics didn’t turn out good (see FB for them). Then at night we went to Yi Long‘s Granny’s wake with Bao Hui.

Anyway, the next day, we met up with Henry’s group of friends to visit City Hall! Jmin was supposed to come along but after all the confusion (we weren’t sure if City Hall was open to public on that day), she decided not to go. So I went ahead as I know that dark times are ahead (with regards to projects haha).

Got to try Henry’s 50mm f1.8! Yay! 😀

The day was clearer by the way!

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Mirrors… cannot resist.


LOOK AT THE APERTURE!


I like this concept. Will be submitting a picture soon.


Henry


His friend Jun Hong.

Had great fun! Though I have to admit I was quite tired on the 9th so I left early. Had to complete my programming part of the project too.

Thanks Omy for the invite and thanks to Henry and my mum and Henry’s friends for talking to me! Haha.

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Medium – Rare

About an hour ago, I went to MegaBites at NUS to satisfy my meat craving for these 2 weeks (thankfully the food lecture did not have anything about unethical cooking of beef), and I ordered “medium-rare” black pepper beef steak.

To my surprise, the uncle behind the counter said, “There is no medium rare. It’s medium or rare. Do you want medium or rare steak?” He then gave me a lecture on how medium steak is cooked for 5 minutes and rare steak for 3 minutes as well as well-done (7 minutes). I was amused but didn’t want to quarrel with him coz he looked pretty fierce.

I was totally amused mainly because I always order “medium rare” steak at restaurants and no one asked me to choose either one. I wondered if the uncle thought I was challenging him? And the other staff behind pretended that he wasn’t saying anything. -.-“‘

I hope this isn’t how the uncle behaves.

I got pretty confused after that, and FB messaged Huzz to check that I’m correct (he said I was).

But anyway, for the reference of others:
(taken from Wiki)

* Raw — Uncooked. Used in dishes like steak tartare, Carpaccio, gored gored, tiger meat and kitfo.
* Seared, Blue rare or very rare — Cooked very quickly; the outside is seared, but the inside is usually cool and barely cooked. The steak will be red on the inside and barely warmed. Sometimes asked for as “blood rare” or “bloody as hell”. In the United States, this is also sometimes referred to as ‘Black and Blue’ or ‘Pittsburgh Rare’. It is common for chefs to place the steak in an oven to warm the inside of the steak. This method generally means ‘blue’ steaks take longer to cook than any other degrees.

* Rare — (52 °C [125 °F] core temperature) The outside is gray-brown, and the middle of the steak is red and slightly warm.
* Medium rare — (55 °C [130 °F] core temperature) The steak will have a fully red, warm center. This is the standard degree of cooking at most steakhouses, unless specified otherwise.
* Medium — (60 °C [140 °F] core temperature) The middle of the steak is hot and red with pink surrounding the center. The outside is gray-brown.
* Medium well done — (65 °C [150 °F] core temperature) The meat is light pink surrounding the center.
* Well done — (71 °C [160 °F] and above core temperature) The meat is gray-brown throughout and slightly charred.
* Overcook — (much more than 71 °C [160 °F] core temperature) The meat is dark throughout and slightly bitter.

Out.

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Singapore 2010: YOG!

As we all know, Singapore was the first host city of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) that had just ended and was held on the 14-26 August in various parts of Singapore.

I looove watching sports on TV. I’m a big Winter Olympics and (I love watching curling. It fascinates me a lot and I think it requires a lot of skill to even sweep the ice. Not kidding) Summer Olympics!

To be honest, I didn’t really care about this whole YOG and the excitement only built up mainly because I have a few NUSSD friends who were performing for the Opening Ceremony.

It was until I started watching the games on TV – the first match that I watched was Mario Cuba vs Huang Chao (SINGAPORE!) Watched a lot of weightlifting as well and all of a sudden it hit me: I COULD WATCH IT LIVE!!

And also, the fact that we don’t know when the next YOG will be back in Singapore! I googled and found out that other than a few cities like Athens, Paris and LA, I don’t think the Olympics actually returned to the city (country yes, city no). That is pretty sad, because not only we don’t know if Singapore has the chance to host the YOG again, if it’s like the Olympics, and the time frame between the 2 different games hosted by the same city, let’s take LA to be more realistic, was 52 years (1932, 1984)!

I immediately checked out the YOG ticketing site, and quickly decided on when I should watch a game (if tickets were still available) and decided on Gymnastics Artistic (Trampoline Men & Final) on Fri 20 August. It was held at Bishan Stadium.

YOG Gymnastics

It was all pretty exciting for me:

Firstly was the prelims before the finals. The top 8 out of the 12 will get to go to the finals.

And the top 8 for finals:


Notice the score board on the top right hand corner.

Ukraine got 1st.

So anyway, here was the most exciting part of all the YOG games that I watched (LOL). In the middle of the game, this guy and lady wearing Team Ukraine colours sat behind where I was and cheered and watched the game. Naturally, when Ukraine’s athlete (Oleksandr Satin).

I didn’t know who they were, but the young athlete guy seemed pretty friendly coz he high fived the 2 students who were cheering for Ukraine as well after Oleksandr won.

Then… before the medal presentation, the 2 students asked if he could take pictures with them, and he said okay.

And then, more students and people from the area started taking pictures with him:

So I was thinking, “Why not? Just take a picture for the fun of it.” Then when I walked down the stairs to the athlete’s direction, he saw me even though I was like 3 to 4 steps away and asked “Would you like a picture?” and I said “Yes!” and asked the YOG volunteers to help.

After the pic, I said “Thank you!” smiled, and he said “Thank you!” and smiled at me too! Friendly athlete!

Now I have to say this. I went to 2 other YOG games after that (continue reading) and I HAVE YET TO MEET ANOTHER ATHLETE WHO IS AS FRIENDLY AS HIM. I have yet to meet = I did not encounter. Maybe there are others who are friendly, but I didn’t meet. That’s all. You can feel pure friendliness out of this guy.

I had no idea who he was then. Haha but yea, I searched through the YOG athletes website for days and found out that he was.

So here’s the pic! Me with Roman Svichkar!

Hopefully one day he’ll be one of the Olympic Fencer that won a medal and I can tell others I took a pic with him when he was 17! HAHA!

Okay that was exciting.

YOG Soccer
I was addicted to this whole YOG thing then, and proceeded to buy tickets again through the YOG website. Tickets were limited by then, and there wasn’t much events to choose from. I decided to go for YOG Women 5th/6th Placings & Men 5th/6th Placings (both with the same ticket) and asked my sister along.

Let the pictures do the talking!


sad-ed they didn’t look at the camera

Anyway, what happened was that it started raining and the match was delayed after the start of their warm ups -.-
Nothing much to do so talked to my sis and surfed the net.

It was the day when the Phillippines tragedy happened by the way. Read the whole thing through the CNA website

Anyway, 90% of the spectators were STUDENTS. And it was annoying. I wonder if YOG did that to make the seats look full or because of this there weren’t enough tickets for the others.

It was a pretty dramatic first Girls match. Trinidad & Tobaggo vs Papua New Guinea. 4-2 on penalty kicks. Injury, yellow cards. But the thing was, the girls played hard! In the rain as well! *Respect*


This girl was kicked on the head. The other girl (from the other team) got a yellow card.

Next up was the Boys match. We watched till half-time coz it was about 10.30pm at half-time lol. damn late. Vanuatu vs Zimbabwe

The rain stopped already.

I was testing out “Manual” mode.

Oh ya the ball flew to the audience at one point in time too! haha

Anyone wants to hire me as a sports photographer? 😛 Heh Heh.

Anyway, I was quite impressed by both matches. Quite exciting. Found a few differences in the way Boys and Girls play soccer:

1. Girls play it more ‘carefully’. They are very good at goalkeeping (not kidding), but they can be quite careless when scoring.

2. The girls match was much slower.

3. The guys love kicking the soccer ball from one end of the court to the other.

Haha. These are based on the 2 matches that I watched!

YOG Hockey
1 day after the YOG Soccer matches, Doris asked me if I was going to another YOG match. I didn’t plan to, but because she asked, I decided to go for the YOG Hockey Boys finals. It was announced on the official YOG website that we could queue for the tickets after the match started. Told Doris about this and we decided to queue for the tickets after school.

It was held at Sengkang Hockey Stadium. It was my first time there and we got a bit lost at the LRT station. Turns out all trains only go by the same platform and you have to differentiate the route yourself by colour and name -.- Weirddd…

It was my first ever hockey match! Their rules are quite interesting.


Kites at night!

There was the medal presentation ceremony as well.

Shall not comment about the girls next to us. =x

Pakistani put up a good fight.

Australia won because of the 2nd goal which was a penalty goal.

Both teams were as good.

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This concludes my YOG experience. I really felt Singapore did a great job with regards to this. 2 years was all it took to get so much planned and arranged for! Wow! Totally awesome! Not to mention the opening and closing ceremonies!

I do hope that the YOG will be back in Singapore one day. I will definitely volunteer for it the next round instead of worrying about school schedule. 🙂

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