Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Carnival Attica

22nd May, 2010 ~ On that Saturday evening, Attica, a club in Clarke Quay, celebrated its 6th anniversary with an event called Carnival Attica, a costume theme party. Anyone in full costume was allowed in free-of-charge with free flow of drinks till 11pm. Dressed to kill as sexy devil, Demonia, I went as a talent/model engaged by one of the organizers/sponsors. =P

Carnival Attica

Had a very busy time mingling with the crowd inside & outside Attica. Besides that, because I know 2 of the organizers which I'd done events for, I was unofficially roped in to do liaising between them. And when 1 of the models fell sick half-way through the event, I'd to take care of her, bringing her to our resting area. Ending up I didn't have much personal photo to show although many of my pics appeared in official & other sites. Partly that was due to my personal photographer being busy, tasked to be a mingler as he was in costume too.

Posing with my pretty fellow talents/models

Lovely Transformer, Robin & Sexy Freddy got me! xD

Talents/models from 2 different organizers

And some of the costumes are seriously awesome!

T-600 Terminator & Predator

The event also featured aerobats, stilt-walkers, a little Michael Jackson impersonator who did some fantastic MJ dance moves & I missed part of Kumar's hilarious act on stage dressed as he/she always does, a transvestite, a drag queen with crazy funny jokes. xD

Aerobats & Stilt-walkers

Michael Jackson Reborn!

Met lots of friends too, but sadly, didn't have the chance to take pic with all of them, Troy Parry & Jan being some of those.

Jason with friend & Cheeky Arabic Night Felicia

We partied till 3am & many of us called it quit, but some, after changing out of costume, went back to party till dawn. Full of energy those guys had! Crazy bunch! LOL! xD
Despite all my busyness, I'd a blast of a time & was drained, slept till late afternoon the next day. =P
One last amusing pic before I close this entry...

Fun @Carnival Attica! =P


Saturday, May 01, 2010

Helix Bridge & Youth Olympic Park Opening Ceremony

24th April, 2010 ~ The 280m long Helix Bridge, the world’s 1st curved double helix pedestrian bridge was open to the public on the evening of 24th April. Located at Marina Bay, the pedestrian bridge connects Marina Centre to the Bayfront area. The bridge also leads to the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort. The Youth Olympic Park located at the entrance of the bridge was also opened on the same day. According to Urban Redevelopment Authority, the opening of the bridge & the Youth Olympic Park is an important milestone event for Marina Bay.

Day/night scene of Helix Bridge & Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort

To mark the completion of the Helix Bridge & the opening of the Youth Olympic Park, a special 2 minute pyrotechnic show was held, set against the backdrop of the pedestrian bridge. At 8 pm, the Helix was officially named and declared open by National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan. The opening celebrations also featured a series of music, dance, drum & gongfu performances choreographed by Aaron Khek, chief choreographer for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games.
And I was part of the performance as a stilt-walker & the only female stilt-walker there! Well, I was told that I'm 1 of the only 2 active professional female stilt-walker in Singapore. xD

The day before the opening ceremony, a rehearsal was held. Our costumes were not ready & it rained! Fortunately, the rain stopped in the late evening & we got on with the rehearse.

Rehearsing Hamster =P

The actual day came & we were at the place as early as 4.30 pm. Preparations took us nearly 2 hours with minor amendments to our costumes which turned out to be way too long! Last came on the face paints & we were ready!

Painted-face Hamster! =P

Costumed Hamster on Stilt! xD

The Stilt-walker Team

At the appointed time, we went up the Helix Bridge & took our assigned positions. Our task is to welcome Minister Mah Bow Tan, the VIPs & the invited guests onto the bridge. Many of them were rather surprised to see a female stilt-walker & took lots of photos with me. xD

Stilt-walking Hamster in position! xD

Merging & photo-shooting with the crowd

After the whole crowd passed by, we went down to the Youth Olympic Park to entertained the people with more photos taking. We paraded around at the park till about 10.15 pm, end of the show.

Hengbok, the Stilt-walking Entertainer! xD

I really love this sort of thingie! Wearing costumes, performing & entertaining people. And of course getting paid for doing what I love is the best part! Hope to do more! Who wanna engage a stilt-walking Hamster for their events? xD