March 28, 2011 Leave a comment
March 27, 2011 Leave a comment
Thanks to my impulse bidding for the World’s largest Rugby Ball – I was the top 2 online bidder. Cathay Pacific rewarded me with 2 Three-Day Tickets to the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens Finals. I gave the tickets to my boss (A big tick for one of my KPIs for 2011) and Tracy & Jean. It was such a shame that I couldn’t go to watch the finals on Sunday as I was away in Vietnam for a conference. The girls had so much fun with the hot hunks at the stadium.
BLOG BY TRACY BAY (AND OUR 122ND VISITOR, JEAN!)
It was a drizzling wet day, but it hasn’t dampened the mood of thousands of Rugby Seven’s fans! Crowds were cheering and fans were singing, which made the day not as gloomy as what the sky is. The atmosphere was just bizarre, people sing, cheer and game after game adds on further tension to the finals.
While Japan and Canada was competing for the Bowl Champion, we were cheering loud for Japan. However Canada was a stronger opponent to defeat, leaving the score at 05:19. Not forgetting Japan’s quake tragedy, the commentator also requested for a min of solemnness in the stadium for the victims in Japan. The spirit of Japan remained strong and high despite the lost in the game, God bless them!
Finally, it was England vs New Zealand in the finals! Unknowingly, the section we were at, were huge England supporters. We were asked if we were England fans too, of course we said we were! And they even gave us 2 good seats, since we were standing. The crowd went crazy whenever England gets the ball.
New Zealand wasn’t that bad either, they lead most of the game making the UK supporters pretty upset, they stopped cheering and my Brit neighbors even fell asleep! I guess they were just pretty disappointed after 10min into the game. England’s score was not close enough to its opponent and New Zealand made throughout the fierce battle. Ending the game at a good 29:17.
It was still a great event after all, unlike soccer; rugby seven is a fast paced and exciting game.
The Ganbatte Nippon Movement is on! In just a few days, over 500 people around the world (Taiwan, Singapore, Australia) are spreading the good cause online and you can be part of this! Click here to Facebook “Ganbatte Nippon Page” to support the movement.
Here in Hong Kong, we have just started our movement. We went out this afternoon to rally support from the man-in-the-street and even borrowed some star-power! Check out our star-studded movement. And yes, even Vivian Chow rallied 10,000 concert fans last night to support Ganbatte Nippon!
March 20, 2011 2 Comments
Last night, I have a date with my childhood sweetheart, Vivian Chow. Back in the 1990s, she was every boy’s fantasy. She was the definition of my dream girl – slim, fair, long hair, pure, clean, curvy body, sweet charming smile, big sparkling eyes, baby fat and fragile-innocent looking. Back in those days, I spent all my pocket money on her movies, cassettes tapes and photographs. She was certainly one of the hot Asian idols in the 90s. The girls ogled at Aaron Kwok and Leon Lai. The boys had their eyes and minds on Vivian Chow (okay..and also Amy Yip).
Tracy managed to get last minute tickets via Vivian Chow’s Fan Club. We sat with her Fan Club. We were sitting center, just 5 rows from the stage! (I intentionally made Meijie jealous when I text-ed him about the concert! Unknown to many, Meijie and Jimmy held long, deep infatuation on Vivian! Bet Meijie keeps her poster till todate!) Many times, we saw ourselves on the big screen, in the midst of the many bright LED signage. Her fans were super crazy. Despite sitting so close to the stage, our view were blocked by their big signs. These fans came from all parts of Asia (China, Japan, Taiwan). Guess we were the only Singaporean pair sitting with them.
Thanks to my new 300mm paparazzi lens, I managed to capture some real close-up shots of Vivian. Good thing we were sitting on these special seats, I was facing right in the center of the stage. I told Tracy Vivian was waving and flirting with my lens the whole night – of course, she didn’t believe me. I bet Vivian did.
Suddenly, I feel so young again. Vivian didn’t aged much. She looks sensual (and still hot) in her 40s. She invited many guest stars to grace her concert last night. This concert marks her 25 years in the entertainment industry. I am so happy to see her sing live here in Hong Kong. It was a pity that she didn’t sing many of her more popular Chinese songs. And my heart melted when she cried last night. Aw….feels like 15 again…so so in love (especially when she let down her long hair in that purple finale dress!). It was good that my wife wasn’t with me last night.
(Photo Taken: Central MTR Station, Hong Kong – Yes, you are seeing the World’s Largest Rugby Ball here in Hong Kong. Made by Cathay Pacific for the Rugby Sevens. This giant ball can contain 3,330 regular-sized rugby balls, is 4.7m wide, 2.9m thick and 2.9m tall. It was produced in India (cos’ no factory in China can do this!), tested and played in Beijing for the Guinness World Record certification. For those who have the balls to give this a kick, here is your chance to bring it home if you are the highest bidder. Bid here at Cathay Pacific Facebook. Right now, the highest bid stands at only HKD15,000. The final bidding amount will be donated to the Hong Kong Red Cross to assist victims of the recent earthquakes in Yunan, Christchurch and Japan.)
One week passed by in a blink. Felicia and Elkan flew back to Singapore yesterday afternoon. Despite their short visit, they have made so much difference in my life here. For the better of course. Felicia overhauled the settings of the house and tidied my entire bedroom and kitchen. Overnight, she managed to rearrange the items and cleared more space for us. Elkan added a few more markings & doodling on my clean white walls and shower room glass. He was the opposite of Mummy. He messed up the living space with his toys and dirty laundry. Strangely, I started to enjoy his noise and mess. Perhaps, these are the essential characters of a family. A home.
On their last night here, Kit organised a mini dinner gathering at her house. She made us very delicious home-made ice cream dessert. She shouldn’t be a lawyer, she should open up her own ice-cream joint by the beach.
Harshad joined us for lunch on their last day. We went back to the “茶餐廳” (Hong Kong Cafe) again as Elkan and Felicia had cravings for their favourite local dishes (dark soya-sauce chicken noodle and french toast).
On our way to the airport, we found a florist selling the popular Facebook’s icon “I Like” cushion (at HKD68). We bought it immediately and we spent our 20-minute train ride taking photographs with it!
When it was time to say goodbye, it was only hugs and kisses. No teary goodbye this time cos’ we know we be seeing each other really often. We are already looking forward for our next reunion in May and June.