May 4, 2013 Leave a comment
(Photo taken: Inflation! Exhibition, West Kowloon Art District – After a week of absence, the organisers finally got their sh*t up together literally! Mmm… wonder who left this giant pile of poo. “Fowl” play suspected.)
E V E R Y D A Y . B E A U T I F U L
May 4, 2013 Leave a comment
If you are staying in Hong Kong, it is impossible to miss this publicity stunt. Since its first appearance on 25th April, its pictures have appeared in all social and news media. It is even more popular than the H7N9 headlines.
Meet this gigantic yellow superstar “Rubber Duck“ – First popularised by Jim Henson in the 1970s with “Ernie and Duckie” in Sesame Street and brought back to life by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, the 16.5m tall inflatable sculpture has drawn tens of thousands to Harbour City since 2nd May. Dubbed for “Spreading Joy Around The World”, the Dutch artist wanted to put a smile on everyone’s face. Since 2007, the rubber duck has made appearance at Osaka, Japan, Sydney, Sao Paulo, Auckland, New Zealand, and Amsterdam. It will be at Hong Kong until 9th June (before the Typhoon Season).
Like the thousands of fans, I popped by Harbour City this afternoon to meet Ducky. It was incredibly packed with people! I have never seen such a big gathering like this at Harbour City! It is amazing to witness how a simple idea like this amassed such a big turnout! Afterall, Rubber Ducky is just a common bath toy. It bears no brand or identity. Yet, its symbol of “pure joy & happiness” is powerful enough to draw everyone (of all different age groups and nationalities) here to reminisce with their favourite childhood bath-mate. Ducky never left us, its magic is still in us all this while.
Smile. Smile. I can’t wait for it to sail to Singapore!
April 28, 2013 1 Comment
Inflation hit Hong Kong last Thursday in the most unexpected way. Presented by Mobile M+, six uncanny giant inflatable sculptures (15.5m tall giant poo, roasted pig and cockroach) are installed at the at West Kowloon Cultural District. The exhibition opens 25th April to 9th June. The giant poo was deflated today as it was damaged during a storm 2 days ago. Hopefully, the organiser get their shit up together before the typhoon season.
March 24, 2013 Leave a comment
Say no to the new hefty fine-proposal (SGD$2,000 fine for 1st-timer litter-bug) by the government. There are better way to keep Singapore clean with stronger words and action! I have just received the latest 3rd Limited Edition “超级白” Superwhite T-Shirt! Thanks Eugene for the creative (and very additive/expressive/truly Singapore) design, excellent quality tees and superb service! I am a super loyal fan of the Singapore’s “Super White Series”! Always proud to hang out with it or simply hang them out! We are 100% the Superwhite Nation! For those who are interested to don your own 超级白 Superwhite identity, check out here: https://www.facebook.com/WeAreSuperWhite
March 20, 2013 Leave a comment
Last evening, Felicia brought us to a Lego Art Exhibition. It is unlike anything I have seen before! Simply mind-blowing and unexpectedly impressive! Highly rated as the “Top 10 Global Must See Exhibitions” by CNN.com, artist Nathan Sawaya created 52 stunning and original art sculptures using the normal Lego plastic bricks as the sole art medium. The “Art of the Brick” exhibition is currently exhibited at the Art Science Museum, Marina Bay Sand Singapore. One of the most impressive exhibits is the 6m long Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton and the iconic sculpture “Yellow”. I am so glad to be back in Singapore to catch this magnificent show before it ends in May. The Art of the Brick is truly a great exhibition worth the money and time! Never underestimate the power of the creative mind and the little Lego brick. It does wonders beyond our imaginations.
Working with award-winning photographer Dean West, the exhibition “In Pieces” (see below) just finished its show from 28 Feb – 17 Mar 2013 at New York City. Check out more inspiring art forms at http://brickartist.com/.
March 19, 2013 Leave a comment
Thanks to Phooth Photo Services – Great props and superb instant photo printing! All of us had so much fun at the Lionnel & Joey’s Wedding Photo Booth last night! Many guests were so engrossed in the photo shoots and the wedding helpers had a tough time to get them into the banquet hall. Check out all the funny shots at Phooth’s Facebook Page!
December 10, 2012 Leave a comment
My friend Agnes is right. Recently, she went to London and she blogged an amazing post about the Harry Potter Studio. We decided to put this as our 1st stop in our 3-day London trip. What an amazing we had!
Opened on 31st March 2012, the 150,000-sqft Harry Potter Studio just welcomed its 1st Millionth Visitor today! (Damn, we just missed hitting the jackpot!). Just like what Warner Bros Studio promises – Secrets will be revealed. For the first time, fans of Harry Potter have the chance to go behind-the-scenes and be on the sets. This is the same studio where the sets were built and shot. These are the REAL STUFFS – real props, real costumes and real settings! I find it very fascinating to be in the same space where they shot all the movie scenes. It is enchanting!
What’s amazing is the personal digital tour guide. For a rental fee of £5, each of us were given an iPod Touch device. It is more than just an audio guide. It has lots of rich media content such as video and interactive maps for the user to navigate and interact. Very interesting and user-friendly indeed.
Be prepared to spend more than 3-4 hours exploring every space, the studio is big! The tour is free and easy – you can explore around at your own pace. There are lots of details here to be discovered. Look out for the superb craftsmanship and efforts behind the making. You find yourself immersed in many familiar sets and iconic props. And for as low as £12, you can ride “digitally” like Harry on a magical broom (in front of a green screen of course – with wind blowing in your hair to enhance the flying experience!). It is something we can’t resist!
The souvenir shop is just as amazing. There are so many movie-replicas that you can purchase – Wands, broomsticks, swords, sweaters, hats, chocolate frogs, accessories and even the horcrux which Harry destroyed in the movie.
For the sake of many others who are planning to visit the studio – I shall not disclose too much here to avoid spoiling the key surprises which the studio intended for its visitors. No photograph or word in this blog can replace the real experience. It is best to discover them for yourself. It is 100% worth the visit if you holidaying in London (and you are a Harry Potter fan). It is simply magical! (Note: Tickets must be booked in advance at http://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk. Adult: £28, Children: £21)
November 10, 2012 Leave a comment
(Photo Taken: Already in town – Meet Lego Santa at Times Square, Hong Kong. This is awesome!
Can’t wait to bring Elkan there next weekend! Elkan and Felicia were there last night! They love it! Congrats Times Square, you never fail to surprise and impress us, year after year!)