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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Time vs Acting Opportunities

Just read mx de blog.

She said

(1) she has not much of a 時間
(2) doing sheng, she does not has much opportunities ...
(3) she was told that it is unfair to some troupe members that I play both roles...In a way, I "snatch" their dan opportunities; and
(4) the dans woes are nothing compared to hers

Haha.. Mai dearie -

Your point (3) is a bit outdated liao yozzz. Dont think any of us now think that you are "snatching" our dan opportunities cos

(1) being dan in Kh is indeed stressful!
(2) being a dan needs a lot of $$;
(3) more and more of us began to realise that we need time for work, family and ourselves and hence cant offer too much time

Stress:
Leader is dan herself so she picks heavily on water sleeves and movements. Honeslty, i am happy that the dowry stresses are shared by two of us!

$$:
Haha... i always think that being dan is expensive cos needs to invest in lots of hairpieces and wigs etc. I used to be extremely vain - and spent a lot of time to design my role image and bought lots of hairpieces in order to look good. I am glad that i have became lazy in this area.

Time:
Actually just like you, i also lack time. My work and family need lots of my attention. And i am always falling sick. Need time for myself.

If the role is either u OR me, then i wont be able to skip practices when i am tied down with work. And neither could u go temple see show last week- right? And if the role is just u, or just me, then July we will have to act Fri, Sat pm, Sat night and Sun night 4 shows in a row....Ok if job is sin nang. But if cannot take leave then die lor. Sharing is gd if practices became too intense. Or shows became too packed. Or have lots of personal committments.


Talking about acting opportunities..

Yes, i have lots. BUT that was 3-4 years ago, not now lor.

Much of my time now are needed for opera admin and logistics.

But the problem is that people only select what they wish to remember!

In my instance, people only remember the good old days where i have acted lots?

Well, what about now when i acted lots of calefies and maids; and have lots of opera admin and logistics to handle?

My opera admin opportunities are much more than most of the members in the troupe ^^

Name it: pack costumes, arranging practices, arranging casts, dp translation, liasing shows with ccs, organisers,schools, raise funds, do accounts, arrange name cards, collect donations, make up classes, phototaking, arranging tickets and bai kim etc

Our woes are nothing compared to yours?

Haha...this is not a right statement to make!

No mention of woes doesnt mean no woes!

When my daddy was terribly sick, i have no problem finding replacements for my roles. But who offer to help in the logistic tasks? I ended up more busy than before cos many think that since i no need to act, i should have time to do things for them.

May i please ask that you guys refresh your memories with full + complete pictures ah?

Dot just envy or get unhappy at other people de good acting chances lah (esp when those were in the PAST! ). Must also look at other people de duties and responsibilities lor!

A few comments that work well with leader. Well, that is developed through many working opportunities. Who ever yearn for that can volunteer their services ah. Leader will be happy to receive extra hands and legs.

The point i want to make is: Dont just "envy" the end resut, look at the means to the end result.


Anyway, to emphaise again. Leader de top criteria for acting opportunities is TIME.

Those who think they can spare the time are free to approach leader for greater show opportunities. But just make sure you all can; and are willing to keep up to her demanding requirements once you have committed!

Quoted from a good friend:

All of us are adults. Not small kids. And we are living in 21st century, not period drama time. How we want to spend our time is our choices, our decisions. Hence we must be responsible for our own choices, own decisons. Dont just complain about unfairness. If the unfairness is bothering you, then contibute ideas to resolve that! Else, stay unbothered!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

狮城芗剧唱春秋,宜兰歌仔戏人生

为了纪念此次盛大的演出,并为筹备两地的演出经费,决定出版一本演出刊物.

各位朋友如果乐意为文化艺术贡献一份的力量,欢迎您踊跃的在刊物上刊登广告.

广告价格分为$250、$500、$1000 ,或者以乐捐的方式来支援两地的演出.

举凡有刊登广告或者乐捐的热心人士,将会受邀出席观赏特地为赞助者举办的一场招待会,两团的团长还会联合呈现一段精彩的台湾歌仔戏表演,看看本地芗剧与台湾歌仔戏如何同台争辉!光芒万丈照耀舞台!

(資料: 芗劇團博客)



In order to mark the significance of and to raise funds for our coming joint-performances with Taiwan Yilan group (17 - 19 July 2009), we would be be publishing a commenmorative magazine for this event.

Calling all Arts supporters for generous support in the adverstisement spaces ~

- 1/4 page $250
- 1/2 page $500
- Full page $1000

Donations of any amounts are welcomed too if you do not have any service or product to be advertised.

To show our utmost appreciations, we would be arranging an afternoon show on 18 July 2009 exclusively for the supporters and sponsers.

In this 1.5-2 hour program - you will get to see a taiwanese opera excerpt by the two troupe leaders from Singapore and Taiwan:


翠山情缘之《告白》
演 员 饰 演
鄭英珠 杜少卿
沈秀珍 韓雪娘


Watch out for more details in this space!

Interested please feel free to call or text me at 9830-7286

Thank you for your support once again!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Update 1

Yah - it had been ages since i last updated my blog !

What have i been busy with?

Many...

Top of the list - falling sick

Yes, i have been busying coughing and sneezing for the last 1.5 months and even until today, my voice is still hoarse.


Got this bad cough since i came back from taiwan in mid-feb; and it then translated to bad flu, sinus, chesty cough and lost of voice etc etc

I find it so hard to do things when one is sick.

Hard to focus on work cos office is airconditioned and bad for cough

Hard to practise opera as i had no voice

Hard to take care of my father as I was told to stay away from my father in case i pass my virus to him

Hard to do housework cos i had no engery

Sounds like excuses huh?

No lah - not trying to find excuses.

All my friends said that my body is terribly lacking of sleep and rest.

Indeed. My life has been too packed for the past decade. Time to slow down and breath properly.

Monday, January 12, 2009

11 Jan 09: small performance + dance full dress rehearsal

--- part 1------


We had a small show at Boon Lay CC yday - its a chinese new year lunch program for the old folks. Besides us doing an opera excerpt, there were also singing and dance items.

Shu Qing asked for "18 xiang song". Original casts were karen, mx, sh and hm.
But karen, mx and sh have something on - so ended up the roles were played by hong, me, yue ai and hm:




Mx and sh asked me how was it. Haha ~ to me it was messy. Hong said can see my hands trembling. Cant help it - I felt leg-soft wearing the 3 inches xue, and the hall was opened space i cant hear the music very well...

Anyway, over liao...












----- part 2 -----
We reached back kh abt 12noon. But cant go home cos we there is a full dress dance rehearsal for hong, jm and me at 5pm. Why only 3 of us? Cos teacher said we need to rush scene - scare we cant make it...

True enough, we were jamed at the last dance item : Lotus Dance. 3 of us took long time to change into the costumes, so i think we need helpers on the performer day -
1st Feb 2009 - any volunteers?


Here's the program for 1st Feb 2009:

1) Dancers
2) Songs by JM daughter
3) Dancers
4) Butterly lovers - Hong + Xj
5) Dancers
6) Dancers
7) Dance - XZ
8) Fish - Ren Tong, JM, XJ (Ren Tong is fish; jm and me are water plants)
9) Dancers
10) Songs
11) Dancers
12) Lotus Dance : Hong, JM, XJ

Here are some pictures we took yesterday!



















Come support la if you are free!

Friday, December 26, 2008

There goes my year end leave.....

I was supposed to be on leave on 23rd, 24th and tml...

But was asked to cancel leave to help on an urgent report...

Eh......Not very healthy right?

But looks like Bo bian - cos the work is urgent and my boss asked me to assist.

But I am not alone - heard Sharon also canceling her leave on 24th and 26th...


Well @@@@@ ....

Nevermind, i shall save this 2.5 days plus 5 hrs time off (24th) some other time.

Too bad cant take during chinese new year as one of my staff is going back to her home town and i have to be around.

New year~ New year is coming!

Have u set your new year resolution? Or do people still do such a thing?

Hahahha ~ may be not?!

If yes, share with me your top 5 resolutions lah!

Friday, December 19, 2008

KH 50th Anniversary (14 Dec 2008)

KH celebrated its 50th anniversary at Qian Xi Restaurant (Payer Lenar) last Sunday.

We hosted a total of 85 tables and invited Dr Teo Ho Bin as our Guest of Honour.

KH Opera and Dance groups presented a modern opera excerpt : Blessings from the 8 immortals:

Script by : Xiao Shan

Direction : Xiu Zhen

Music : Zi Liang + Mr Yap

Mc : Karen

Casts:
Lu Dong Bin : Hong
He Xian Gu : Jin Mei
Han Xiang Zi: Mx
Zhang Guo lao : De Cheng
Lan Cai He : SH
Tei Kuai Li : LPJ
Han Zhong Li : ZQ
Cao Guo Jiu : YA

Helpers: yn, huay, me etc...


I guess SH will blog on the 8 xian pictures next week.

Meantime, I shall just show some pics at the dinner tables!















































(some of the above pics are from SH - hee.. thanks! )

Merry Christmas! And ......

Went dinner with my cashiers team at Novena just now. Mr Tay, Mrs Tan and Ng were there too - a nice catch up =)

Wanted to foot the bill cos this is the 1st time i meet the cashier team. - but Agnes insisted to pay...

Passed by Novena Church - So crowd! And vivocity was so packed with shoppers!

Christmas is just around the corner!

But how come i dot seem to feel the mood ah? Havnt buy any present too...


So many people taking short holiday.. but many in my dept are working v hard as well.

PG, Eve, Maggie worked til 2am yday - Chee Hwee and Ray stayed til almost 4am.
Thumbs up to them. I went off earlier at 11plus..


There is no D&D this year. But heard depts wil get some budget from HR to organise a its own year end event. Guess Finance would have to wait til Jan- when SI pack is completed and stat to gaap done...

Sleepy...Going sleep soon... tml morn going office for a while - then go cc help out.
I am the stage manager -)

We acting miles - pls come and support if you are free k!


Venue : Zheng Hua CC
Time: 730pm
Lead cast : Hong, Yue Ai

What to look out:
Cute bandits Mai, Mr Yap, linda, yani and BBQ

What you will miss:
Haha - me la, cos i not acting. Ah Huay acting back the match maker role - i acted the last round cos she didnt have costume. Now we have made one just for her size. she really suit this role - very cute! I am doing her hair for her la.

Merry Christmas ~

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Rest and Relax at Batam

Went for a 2D1N retreat at Batam with KH friends and some outside aunties 2 weeks ago.

It was quite a relaxing trip - just eat, shop, look see and spa..

I only had a few pics to show as i was sleeping in the coach most of the time

Hee ~ make do with these la!










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