29 May 2011

ASEAN School Games Opening Ceremony Rehearsals

I had the honor to direct the finale act of the upcoming ASEAN School Game 2011 Opening Ceremony, along with my best buddy, the extremely talented choreographer Dan Kwoh!

Rehearsals for our item had started and will be going in full-force this coming week!


Dan has been working hard choreographing the dance moves, he started with a few high-intensity dance classes to condition the girls for the upcoming ideas we had.



Our extremely talented girls are specially auditioned and carefully selected from various schools!



One of our props made by P'ART 1 DESIGN! Lots of love and thanks for rushing the props for us! 




They worked late to rush the props for us and I collected the props at 4am! They are really extremely competent and dedicated craftsmen! Go to their website to check out some of the coolest props they've made!

Also, check out some of the FUN I had at P'ART 1 DESIGN from this previous blog post!

Lots of thanks to the girls working hard for this act!

It's gonna be another busy week for me! More updates to come! Check back soon!



- Kiki Tay

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With love,

- Kiki Tay

Kiki Tay's Lights, Lasers & Magic!

This has been an act that I've been dying to try out for the longest time, and what better place to debut it than my *SCAPE Magic Carnival April's "ALL-STAR" show! 


But time had been my greatest enemy. Putting focus on producing the show took very much of my time and energy away from developing the whole idea to exactly what I had in mind. 

A large part of this dream act requires hours of planning on paper and not to mention tens to hundreds of hours worth of soldering, sawing and drilling. Instead of leaving it out totally, I took the leap and went ahead with a much scaled-down version of this act. 

Filling the entire theatre with magical "Stars"! (The dark areas were filled with "stars" also, but it doesn't really show up well in photos ) :-(

 I have this really weird obsession with LEDs and everything that glows! Everywhere I go, wherever there are shops or signs with bright flashing LED lights, it will draw me in like an insect being drawn into an insect zapper...  Check out some of my other LED obsessions here

Lasers and Lights! :-)

But something happened during *SCAPE Magic Carnival "ALL-STAR" Show. It has nothing to do with the act, it went on well :-) But me wanting to capture the act on video, I had 2 hi-def cameras set up to record it, one main camera and another one as back up. But somehow, both cameras FAILED during this act. One of the camera ran out of tape >.< and the other had memory card problems. And to add to the problem, the effects and lightings made it very difficult to capture good photos on still cameras.


In my attempt to re-capture this act on video, we went back to the theatre the very next morning, set up the entire stage exactly as the night before, and performed the entire act all over again. Just for the camera. But the result wasn't as I expected... The camera really couldn't capture the "essence" of it. Or at least, I'm not capable of figuring out the settings to make it work >.<


Here is another picture of the magical "stars"
This was taken from SRJC's Musical, which I directed about a year ago...


Anyway, one of the purpose of this post is to thank the people who was with me, who woke up early in the morning the next day after an intensively busy and stressful night, to help me set up the entire stage again. A sincere thank you to Xiangzhi, Norvin, Tianle, Kendron, Catherine & Jack!

Thank you!! From the bottom of my heart!

With love,

- Kiki Tay


27 May 2011

A really, really touching video...

This is a really REALLY touching video... I watched it, I cried and cried badly... I simply must share it with everybody.

Apologies that it's only in mandarin!

(link will open in new window)


And while you are at it, watch this too!



With love,

- Kiki Tay

Kiki Tay on "8 Days" Magazine!

I was featured in the latest issue of "8 Days" Magazine!


This week's issue had Kung Fu Panda on the cover! :-)


Here's a larger that's more "readable" image!

Click on the image to enlarge

My good friends Andie and Rozz were on the next page!



Dick Lee and his home were featured in this issue as well!


I've been to Dick's home, but I didn't realize it was so big!



And not to forget, Po!


So hurry! Grab your latest issue of 8 Days now! Before it's... Well, not the latest issue anymore.. ;-)

Thanks to Catherine, Kendron and especially Pei Shan & Yi Hui for the interview!!

With Love,

- Kiki Tay

24 May 2011

Arvind's Surprise Birthday Party!

Arvind's sister organized a surprise birthday party, for my dearest bro and hero Arvind Naidu!


Nicely decorated! :-)

With some pictures of him on the walls! (Arvind's gonna kill me for posting these!)
If I go missing for no apparent reasons, please inform the police, and refer them to this post!

Click to enlarge!


I'll cushion the damages (hopefully) with these pictures, from his hit drama series on Vasantham Central, "Vettai"!



It was a great catching up with old buddies from MDC!

Ben Eio!

Zarinah & Shima!

Dennis & Pam!

Wai Kit!

Arvind thought he was going for a dinner with his family... But..
Surprise!!

video

"Bollywood Walk of Fame" Cake



video


Arvind feeding his Mom & Dad with cake, how sweet :-)



Shahrin! (with Shima in the background, attempting to "enhance" the picture)

Kavitha from Apsara Asia! I had the opportunity to work together with Kavitha for a few her productions :-)


Arvind, my HERO!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARVIND!!
With love,

- Kiki Tay
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