E-APROSTOPHE-DOUBLE Z-ATI.

Monday, December 26, 2011

#16: STRING ME UP FROM ATOP THESE ROOFS!. [101211]

KNOT IT TIGHT SO IT WON'T GET LOOSE ;)

A few weeks ago, LASALLE sent me on The Noose Insider Workshop. Was just back from Malaysia and a classmate asked if I would be interested, so I said yes. So here I am to post about it~ ;) [Me on the new Season 5 set with B.B.See and Adrianna Wow]


On the 3rd of December, 3 of my classmates and I went to the Singapore Media Academy [SMA]. Got introduced to the show and went through some basic TV program/news introduction sessions. Got to meet some MDIS and ITE Bishan students there!. [ITE I miss you :(] Had a try at making news writing [which happened to be about Time Machine!~] and it was quite interesting. There were Oktostar auditions going on too, and someone stated that "if The Noose doesn't work out we can always try for Oktostar" HAHA.

There was a session the day after, but I couldn't come. The next session was on 6 Dec, at Mediacorp Studios. Got to watch and learn the production stage. Quite nice to be at a taping, it's been some time~ ;) While waiting we were told that The Noose was nominated for an Emmy [see third photo] so congratulations to Team Noose!~ :D





Also since it was at the studio, we got to see the new studio set!. And the director's control room of course~ :)




After the session ended, The Noose gave us some merchandises!~ The book in the photo below is one of it. Gave the rest [calendar + mug] to my parents bcoz I found out my dad is a fan of the show!~ Haha :) If that's not enough, guess who I bumped into... Carl Ng ["Glenn Chua"] from Point Of Entry!. I actually walked pass him on my way out, only to realize it was him a few minutes after and I walked all the way back to take a photo with him. Lol. "Dynesh" was there too, and he offered to help take the photo but I said "nehmind". Bummer bcoz I forgot to take one with him!. :( Haha I guess they just finished shooting too or somein. Don'tcha think Carl looks quite similar to Seungri in this photo?! Oh how I wish it was him. Haha~ Still happy I got this though hehehe ;)

Came back to the SMA on 10 Dec for our final session. Forgot that it was a guest-appearance/photo-taking last session, so I didn't dressed up -_-" Went through more stuff about creating The Noose before getting to interview the casts. Michelle Chong reached first, and chatted about her movie Already Famous [which was awesome by the way], and answered quite a lot of questions. Quite interesting and impressed, I should say~ :)

Alaric Tay came shortly after she left, and Chua Enlai reached shortly after Alaric. Haha. Chatted about their experience at The Emmys ["They were quite surprised we can speak French... Actually they were surprised we could speak English even!~" LOL] And got some tips about acting and also more jokes. [Ignore my bad hair in the following photos :(]

Had another quick "exercise" before the session/workshop ended. I came up with a Japanese character called "Yoosuke Ai" [pronounced as you-suker-ai which means you like I/me haha] and "Akunakma Kan" [which means I want to eat in Malay] but we only presented the first. Anyway, quite a bummer, since we all just started getting comfy with each other so the jokes are slowly starting to come out. Still enjoyable though, I had a productive and positive time. :D


TEAM NOOSE TRINITY!. ^^ \m/

I... skimmed through my email so I didn't know that they were giving out certificates!. What a pleasant surprise [excluding the fact that I wasn't dressed for it]~ :D [My gosh I am so tiny in the second photo lol -_-"]


HELL YEAH I AM NOOSE-CERTIFIED!. :D

For other [and quite unglam] photos, check out SMA's here HAHA. If I were to highlight somein from the entire workshop, it's probably this; I asked if, and how they could contain their laughter when filming. They answered "We always are. When you're not laughing, then you know that something's wrong." :)

The Noose remains to be a local program that I actually like and is proud of. I find myself pretty lucky that I get to check out a real-life industry programme that is in the same direction that I intend to go. Entertaining, witty and toe-ing the line.

Personally, I like how indirectly, it encourages the ability to poke fun at oneself and not take everything too seriously. Also gotta love that they always keep a local flavour to it, bcoz usually local media either don't embrace the culture enough or embrace it too much. So I really love the balance. Talking about local, I also would like to say that I am very happy to know that my top readership country is none other than from Singapore, so I love you guys very much lah!~ ;)

I know that Singapore can be quite a difficult country to live in sometimes, but it's people like you that keeps me happy here. Just so you know, as much as I show love to other countries [WHAT'S UP UK, AMERICA, JAPAN, KOREA, MALAYSIA++!~], I am rather deeply attached to my country [Singapore, just to state it clearly again], I intend to stay that way and I do hope we succeed and be an awesome and happy country [vote me for president!~ ;)] :D

I would also like to extend my thank-yous to Russia, who is somehow third in my Top 3 readership lists [even beating Malaysia, wow]. Спасибо~ ;) Hello to my Canadian readers too!~ And much love to European my readers, namely from Germany & France. Last but not least, thank you to my neighbouring Asian readers too, the obvious South Korea & Japan, Taiwan, Philippines++~ I hope I get to meet you all someday and read somein from you too~ :)

So major thanks, and I hope LASALLE gives me more cool stuff in the upcoming year. Thanks everybadi, thanks~ ;)

LOVE & PEACE, ROCK & ROLL~
TTFN 2011, HAPPY NEW YEAR!. :D
MAJULAH AND GOD BLESS!. ^^ \m/



EZT S8.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

#15: BILLION DOLLAR BABY!. [121211]

GO EZT, IT'S MY BDAY~ WE GONNA PARTY LIKE, IT'S MY BDAY!~ ;) HAPPY 1212/EZTS8 DAY TO ALL!~ ^^ \m/



First of all, I would like to say a major thank you for the previous year. Probably my craziest year so far. Here's a break down to make things clearer ;) *BEFORE*
Back when I was in ITE [2008], I had a goal; to be a millionaire by the time I reach 21 of age. As you might be able to tell, that didn't work out. But bcoz I had a time limit to reach somein, I've developed this trait that I think is vital for me now. The trait of making each day count.

I'll admit I did not work on my million dollars everyday, but what I got out of life blew me away. Within these 3 years of million dollar pursuit, I have accumulated more experiences and been more productive than I've ever been in my entire life.

They may be small pleasures [to others], but I'd say that if I were to trade a million dollars for anything, this would be it.

*CARPE DIEM*
A lot of things happened this year for me. Career/Education-wise, I am finally out of foundation level at LASALLE College of the Arts and into Faculty of Media Arts [Majoring in Video Art/Broadcast Production]. I've grown to love my area of study and I really would like to pursue it further. Along the way I've done quite a few videos [probably more than I've ever done], and I am extremely thankful for all the support.

Passion-wise, I am glad that I still got the opportunity to perform. I am also very thankful that I got the chance to work with some really cool people along the way. Personal-wise, nothing happened. Just joking, I have made more awesome friends than I thought I would. I'm quite an introverted person, so socializing is a big step for me. I appreciate all the tea-sessions I had and damn you Macdonalds for not continuing with Chocolate Melts. And thanks to everyone who I met at events++, I am glad we became friends. ;)

So today all I want to do is to give back to all those who acknowledged my existence. I will be posting your wishes here so that we can look back and remember. Tried my best to keep 'em in chronological order, and there might be some glitches somewhere but hey at least you're on my blog!~ ;)

As usual, my Twitterfriends didn't let me down. This year I got a lil bit gutsy too and went around asking for Twitter shoutouts and guess who responded!. ;) Athough the top few mentions weren't probably wishes for me, I found the username "GengSeungri", quite amusing. If you get what I mean. Haha. ;)

Thank you for giving me a shoutout!. Really appreciate it~
`UKBigBang [Forever Fantastic I Love You Sexy People]
`Dj Shawty Slim [B.o.B's Official Dj #TeamBoB]
`Nylon Magazine [Singapore]
`Shigga Shay ["Let's Roll In The Building"]
`Steven Peavis [Brett Domino Trio]
`Harry Kim [Seoulcialite]
`David "Bigtone" [Yeizon Rapper + YG Producer, Seungri "어쩌라고"]
`Dr Frank Cintamani [Entrepreneur + Stylemonger + Billionaire Philanthropist].

In other words, here I am, very humbled by your wishes. Mindblown when I woke up to so many of em. Glad to know that there are still lovely people in the world. All [approx.] 1 call, 1 video, 3 treats, 7 presents, 28 tweets, 150 fbk wishes [direct wishes, on my wall or inbox only counted], 36 personal wishes are appreciated. :D

I love how almost everyone from each sector that I like or periods of my life wished me for my 21st. And that most of you said that I'm pretty. Or awesome. Or cute. And to those who wanted me to have a blast, I did. Hope yours was as magical~ :D

*FUTURE*
Just in case anyone wants to find out who I am [myself included], here's a video. ;D


Check out the celebration photos here :) Anyway, I got myself this!. :D
In the next few years, I intend to polish up my vocal skills, rebuild my dance skills, and master my visual art. An Emmy perhaps?.
If possible, I'd very much want to front a band. I also would like to further involve myself in areas such as fashion and food. As for the million dollars, I will never give up.
My wish for the rest of the universe!. :)
I hope I made a difference in your life too, like how you did for mine.
LOVE, [I'M STILL] E'ZZATI SAID FROM THE BLOCK.
HAPPY NEW YEAR + THANK YOU,
MAJULAH AND GOD BLESS!. ^^ \m/



EZT S8.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

#14: AIN'T AN IPHONE, I CAN'T BE TOUCHED!. [051111]

OKOK LIFE IS CRAZY. MY HOLIDAYS JUST STARTED AND BEING LAZY IS NEW TO ME, SO I SHALL UPDATE!. I HAVE 3 THINGS+ TO BLOG ABOUT, BUT I'M JUST GONNA BLOG ABOUT THIS FIRST BCOZ I SIMPLY WANT TO AND DON'T WANT TO FORGET. IGNORE THIS POST'S TITLE, I JUST FOUND THE LINE FUNNY. BUT I LIKE IT~ ;)

I knew about ShiggaShay when my sister Lin S8 [check out her blog too] semi-forced Still Fly on me. I thought he was pretty cool so I erm... put him on the side?. Haha [sorry!. :(] Next thing I knew, I remember watching him on NDP [I think I was looking out for Dharni + Dj Koflow though] :) Watched I'm Asian and as usual, I forgot about him until I met him at B.o.B's concert in Singapore, you can read about it here.

Thought he was pretty nice for a rapper so I followed him every now and then. Was up doing work at around 2AM when he Twitted about his livestream of him letting us who was tuning in to listen to his soon-to-be-released stuff first. Clearly missed out some parts though, by the time I came on Oszkid already told Shigga to end it bcoz it was getting late [SPOILER OR WHAT] haha. So I guess this made up for it. :P

5 Nov 2011, MeRadio Rocks 2011, The Pormontory @ Marina Bay!.
So... at around 4PM++ I finally meet up with Umi Amirah + her cousins + Ain Kamis!. Which was interesting, bcoz we've only Tweeted to each other before. They also didn't believe my age. HAHA!~ :D Got a bit lost and reached late.



Boy, was I glad to be out of the studio!. Even happier than I brought D3K along :) Bummer I wore the wrong shoes though, didn't know it was a field-ish venue -_-" Plus I hate how at field shows there'll always be a drunk dude somewhere smoking in my face :( Anyway, yes, I do like the fact that the ticket is pink. 3485!~ :)


Made just in time for THE 12TH [MAGIC NUMBER] act, Jack & Rai. Got meself some refreshments. I love how big the drink is, and that there's a lemon inside. LEMON!~ :D


Woolala boolala, bumped into Bancho and took another photo :) Also bumped into Enero!. It's as though all my favourite Singaboys were there. Haha :)



Osz The Boss [of Team Shigga]!. Don't remember why but I took a photo with him also~ [Quite a cutie tho. HAHA :D]


By right, I should've went with my sister too :(


Meza Virs started performing and em metalheads were rocking out, and from nowhere suddenly a whole group of boys came and stood beside me. Or maybe they were there long ago?. I didn't notice. Was lil bit surprised. Haha. The emcees asked us to make some noise, ladies first and I wasn't aware so we lost 20-2K to em boys. Wasn't feeling like giving in, so when the emcee asked for another I did my classic high-pitched scream and the emcee said we were both 2.5K even. Yay my scream multiplied the number by thousands!~ Haha ;)


The emcees then came down and asked if anyone could rap, and one by one the boys failed. Just when I thought the mic would be passed to me [I was next in line], they walked over and passed it to another girl. After the show, found out that Wyndee [the girl] told me she was raising her hand, so yeah fair enough lol. Plus, she pretty much killed a Nicki Minaj verse!. The drummer even played along~ Way to go, girl!~ ;)


First of all, I gotta say it was smart of Shigga Shay to have a tee-up[?.] introduction done by the emcess as opposed to the other performers who came out before performing and was "interviewed" while they were setting things up. Shigga came onstage and immediately did an intro song [I think]. Yay and ignore the ugly overlay!~ :)


Then he did the much awaited Let's Roll!~ :D I fanatically waved my SG flag in the air everytime he mentioned Lioncity. Just happened to have it with me and thought it would be fun. Haha. Realized that Shigga was wearing Jeremy Scott's wings shoes!. Should've worn my wings watch too but nehmind~ :)


Shigga's Dj does look like Jay Sean after all. And his guitarist looked like "B2ST's Kikwang" [quoted from Ain] Haha. Shigga kept pointing to the boys beside us though. Kinda awkward. They sure wasn't joking when they said "counting on his youthful exuberance" about Shigga. While I was there can't help but to somehow feel like a "cougar". Yes, I purposely made that rhyme. Not like I'm THAT old, but still~ :P




He also performed Break Me [my personal favourite out of his new songs], before ending his set with a song "for the ladies". Which is nice, because we did come for the event mostly for him. "See the stars in the sky tonight~", but there wasn't any. Haha.


With Wyndee-woman!. Haha :D Watched The Shagies perform some covers of recent hits, and then Vanessa Fernandez came on!. Probably the only female Singaporean performer that I somewhat look up to. And they performed Monster!~ :D




Hi, my name is EZT and I represent... TOMATOTOWN. The shows kinda got better as the day progressed, with some light effects play and I just thought this photo would be cool. Imagine if I were to RGB the crap outta it~ ;)


Went outta the full-of-invisible-moshers pit and to the backside[lol but really] stage. Anyway, got another awkward hug from Shigga, chatted abit, and took a photo. Damn to the purple-ish shirt dude who photobombed. And why does Shigga look rather sad?. :( Looking forward to the day when I have a good photo with Shigga~ :)


Us girls then started camwhoring and enjoying the lovely breeze.




For your reward for reading [or scrolling] until here, here's a fancam from Ain Kamis!. You can pretty much see/hear my fangirl-ism in action. I didn't intend to be that... enthusiastic but I didn't want to lose out to the boys beside me. MWAHAHAHA!~ ;D


Many flaws about the event though!. Other than the obvious poor setlist organization and sound, awkward MCing, and poor attendance... Let's just say I didn't expect much, so I was quite fine about it. Plus some acts were pretty good too, and I don't know it's just nice to hang out with other Singaporeans?. Lol. But really, it was just a nice, casual event. Until then let's keep it rolling!~ ;)

Taken with my first love D3K [oh how I miss you so], I will upload all the other photos later, but meanwhile check out the official photos here. Amongst all the random awkwardness, thank you all for a pretty interesting and lovely day [and sucha beautiful night]~ :)



MAJULAH AND GOD BLESS!. ^^ \m/
LION CITY I STILL LOVE YOU,
PLEASE KEEP BEING NICE TO ME THANK YOU~ :D


EZT S8.