27 Apr 2013

[Aftermath] Kiyomi = Gwiyomi

If you've read my previous post on Kiyomi = Gwiyomi a few weeks ago, you should roughly know the reasons behind it when I'm going to write this post.

As long as people type "Singapore Gwiyomi" in the YouTube search, you'll be able to see my video in the 1st position of the search list. Because it goes so much viral, YouTube has declared my video as the official one :-D 

Furthermore, my video has also been listed as the music in the main category of YouTube. :-)

As the saying goes: "Advertising is based on one thing - happiness. You have to make your client happy." Therefore, I came out this video to these new groups of subscribers and people who have liked my current-trending video ~ another sensation :-)

Hope that this video can help to bring a new trend in this month of May !!

~ LOL ~

21 Apr 2013

[Sponsored] Fashion Event: Levi’s 501 Interpretation Event @ ION Orchard

I was invited by omy club to attend this fashion event at ION Orchard B4 event hall and thanks to the sponsor, 8 Days Magazine. Alongside with the rest of the bloggers and Mediacorp celebrities (Felicia Chin, Tosh Zhang, Ian Fang and Xu Ya Hui), we helped to promote the latest products on LEVI'S 501 ~ an exciting and entertaining event for the public to get enjoyable moments.

My 1st time doing motion picture :-)

Here is a brief timeline of Levi's before we proceed on to the main event !! You might be complaining that why I bother to write this short history, but if you read this closely till the end, then you might change your thoughts for a second :-)

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When Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis partnered in 1873 to patent their copper riveted waist overalls – as jeans were first referred to - for the miners and cowboys of the American West Little did they know they know that their blue jeans would one day become one of the most classic fashion items of all time. 

Born from the need of stronger waist overalls, the XX jean had copper rivets at the point of strain. Levi Strauss and his business partner Jacob Davis, a tailor, received the US patent for their product on May 20th, 1873 which is considered the birth date of the blue jeans, Levi’s® 501® jeans. 

These first pair of blue jeans featured a cinch and buckle on the back of the waistband, which along with suspender buttons kept the pants in place no matter what kind of rough work their owner was doing. The Arcuate stitch design on the back pocket has been a feature since Levi’s® 501® jeans were first made, making it one of the oldest clothing trademarks in use today. 

In 1886 the Two Horse leather design was added to the back leather patch to further identify the brand. With the evolving needs of each generation, design features were altered and updated. For example, in 1922 belt loops were introduced as men started wearing their pants with belts. In 1936 the distinctive Red Tab was placed on the right back hand pocket to further differentiate Levi’s® jeans from imitators and then in 1971 the big ‘E’ in Levi’s® was changed to a small one. 

No other product has been interpreted, styled or re-imagined as much as Levi’s® 501® jeans - they have shaped and influenced the fashion world as we know it today. Over the years not only have they become one of the most revered items of clothing – having been titled Time Magazine’s ‘Fashion Item of the 20th Century’ – they have become part of the world’s visual landscape, its cultural heritage and the quintessential foundation of wardrobes around the world.

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Levi’s® 501® jeans hold a seminal place in fashion history and over the last 140 years have developed into a cultural icon. From presidents to movie stars, rock stars to fashion icons, and artists to pioneers in technology – Levi’s® 501® jeans are among the most worn and loved jeans in the world. 

This Spring/Summer 2013, the Levi’s® brand is marking the 140th anniversary of its iconic 501® jeans by introducing a non-denim Levi’s® 501® collection for the first time. Breaking with tradition, yet maintaining the product’s true essence and timeless spirit, the three-piece non-denim collection is available in true chino, chalk blue and mineral red. The brand will also unveil the next generation in Levi’s® 501® jeans, which feature subtle and thoughtful changes to the design aesthetic, tailoring the product for the pioneers of today. 

Throughout the ages, Levi’s® 501® jeans have constantly evolved and adapted to stay relevant to each new generation, while never losing their distinct heritage. The next generation of Levi’s® 501® jeans and non-denim pants, give the wearer a slightly tighter silhouette, more comfort around the waist, feature slightly larger pockets to store your latest Smartphone, and have a shallower yoke for a cleaner aesthetic. They also feature stronger stitching and reinforced belt loops, inseams, buttonholes and cuffs. Craftsmanship and authenticity remain at the forefront, which is why Levi’s® 501® jeans also improve with age – molding to the contours of the wearer's body over time and creating a bespoke fit and finish for this perfect classic and timeless jeans.

After the brief introduction of the Yes 933FM's DJ, Ivy Tan, this was the brief introduction of each celebrity that came on that day. (See the video below !!)

A very short interview with Ivy to the 4 guests ~. ~

The first activity was to let the celebrities to help their fans (chosen by the host from a crowd of audience) to get the allocated jeans from a pile of racks within the time limit. Apparently, the fan with the orange shirt was the winner in the end. :-)

Latter, the fashion designer, Steve was introduced and came to give suggestions to the celebrities on their current style and gave some recommendations to the public. :-)

The second activity was to let the celebrities to freely customize their assigned models, using LEVI'S clothes to mix and match and with the help of Steve, they were managed to create different styles and unique ways to present their fashion taste.

Before letting the models go down to the stage to collect the votes from the public, they need to be conducted a short runway with the celebrities. ~ LOL ~

Calculating the number of stickers (votes) collected !!

Ta-DA ~ here's the winner !! :-)

Before I conclude this blog post, here's an exclusive clip that I managed to take down Tosh Rock's favorite move-set: break-dance. Note that, this is to dedicate to some of the Tosh's fans out there as one of the purpose for whom did not go down to this event. :-)

As what I know so far, Levi’s® is a brand that epitomizes classic American style and effortless cool. Since their invention by Levi Strauss & Co. In 1873, Levi’s® jeans have become the most recognizable and imitated clothing in the world – capturing the imagination and loyalty of people for generations. Today, the Levi’s® brand portfolio continues to evolve through a relentless pioneering and innovative spirit that is unparalleled in the apparel industry. Their range of leading jeans-wear and accessories are available in more than 110 countries, allowing individuals around the world to express their personal style.

In addition, Levi Strauss & Co is one of the world’s largest branded apparel companies and the global leader in Jeanswear, marketing its products in more than 110 countries worldwide. The company designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi’s® and Dockers® by Levi Strauss & Co™ brands. Levi Strauss & Co. Reported fiscal 2008 net revenues of $4.4 billion. The company’s Asia Pacific Division was established in 1995 in Singapore. It comprises local subsidiary businesses, licensees and distributors selling its products in 39 countries in Asia Pacific and Southern Africa.

For more information, please visit LEVI'S official website on their latest product: Levi's 501 and as well as other styles from all over the world :-)

18 Apr 2013

[Did U Know?] Chopsticks - Made in China

Recently, I came across this video on Facebook that talked about the production of recycled chopsticks produced from China. 

After watching the video, the only conclusion that I felt was plastic forks and spoons are bad for the environment, which affect us negatively in the end. I think carrying our own washable metal chopsticks may be better. Although I myself also do not know whether the metal ones are also being produced like this process or not...

And, that is for all who are interested to dig the info out !!

 ~ LOL ~

15 Apr 2013

Acoustic Performance Masterclass

This Masterclass was conducted by Hark Music's Director, Mr. Amos Teo
~ Featuring the Hark Performing Team (HPT) ~

Date: 12 April 2013 (Fri)
Time: 7.30pm-9.30pm
Venue: Hark Music Performing Studio

Enjoy a highly enriching & entertaining evening with live acoustic sets performing hit songs like <If I ain’t got you, 他说, 我的歌声里, 我怀念的>. Plus, get valuable learning from Amos and witness how the performers improve on-the-spot.

Vocalist: Stacey, Zhi Yun, Zi Wei, Joyce, Wendy, Brenda
Guitarist: Jiunn Jye, Weiqi
Pianist: Cat, Li Xuan, Sherrie, Joel

(Information quoted from one of the posts on Hark Music Facebook Page)

I was one of the 10 winners to gain exclusive admission to this event. Because I want to see Ziwei aka Sandy in person and get to know her real voice. And luckily enough, I managed to take this picture with her. It was an enjoyable night !! :-)

One of my favorite blogger "idol" that I like: Sandy !!

Taken from Ziwei aka Sandy's Facebook
 The objective is to make everyone feel captivated in the space of music. To achieve that, the performers have to be technically sound and authentic in expressing the music in them.

In this Masterclass conducted by Mr. Amos Teo, the HPT managed to transform instantly, breaking the barrier to present their very best.This interactive session also gave the audience a chance to give their honest feedback which also helped the performers in their growth.

(Information quoted from one of the posts in Hark Music Facebook Page)

When I was asked by the Hark Music director about her singing skills, I answered truthfully (don't know whether it's good / bad). She almost stunned and fainted...

~ LOL ~

14 Apr 2013

The Gwiyomi Song

After the successful video of Kiyomi / Gwiyomi (SG Version) and due to the overwhelming response,

Through Twitter:

YouTube search: 
"Singapore Gwiyomi" - 1st one on the list !! :-)

I have finally come out a Part 2 compilation. :-)

If you've not watched the part 1, please refer to here.

13 Apr 2013

[MTV] Gentleman by PSY

After his successful MTV video, Gangnam Style, last year, here comes his 1st release MTV this year: Gentleman sang by PSY. :-)

As you can see, this MTV looks somehow familiar because those are the related scenes that we know of before 13 April.

Some examples of scenes such as:
- Running Man (Korean Variety show)
- Gangnam Style
- Harlem Shake
 - April's Fools Prank videos
And so on...

Nonetheless, I still found on this new MTV since its first release on YouTube today. Let's hope that this MTV can bring another great hype in 2013. Before closing this blog post, here is PSY's 2012 most trending video: Gangnam Style !! :D

7 Apr 2013

Kiyomi = Gwiyomi

Recently, I have came across a very interesting video :p

In just 1 week, it hits about 1.5 million views !! It's going to be the next trending Korean song in YouTube ~ I'm sure of it..

If you like to know the origin of this song, please refer here for more details.

After that, I started my "hunt" for any Kiyomi videos in Singapore and compiled them into my own favorite Kiyomi Collection :-)

Here are the other 2 recent blog entries that I wrote regarding Gwiyomi:


Enjoy !!

5 Apr 2013

Thank You

It's been 6 weeks since I've worked in my internship. I found many interesting stuff, besides working. Besides the tasks that I offered to help with my daily activities, people that I work with, projects that I'm involved in and as well as experiences that I picked up during this period, has kept me learn a lot of things that I won't learn in school (including good / bad things).

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But no matter what, I still need to thank them through this post. Including some other colleagues that I seldom interacted with them :-)

If I have the chance  to work with them in the future, I hope that she's still there.

~ LOL ~

1 Apr 2013

Noelle Mikazuki at CNOS 2.0 Finals

CNOS 2 = Cineleisure Next Online Sentational Version 2.0

I went to this event because Ms Noelle has been my idol since the end of 2011 when she was in the Kira Candy Girls Group. She is the only Cosplay girl that I admire the most out of the 11 girls. After that, she "graduated" and left the group, and is now working as one of the Cosplay maids in meido cafe (latest info ~ if not wrong). 

[Cos I heard that she wants to start a small business, alongside with a group of friends]


Not confirm yet !!

Besides her overall appearances, she is actually a very nice and friendly girl who takes singing as her passion. This time round, Ms Noelle suffered a sore throat ~ which kinda delayed her usual performance (because she sometimes will release some album covers to her YouTube channel).

Due to my shyness and indecisiveness, it took me a lot of time just to capture this picture #EpicFail :-O But, nonetheless, I'm still managing to take 1 picture with her using her mobile phone.

Maybe I have not blogged for quite a while and I almost lost the sense of that feeling to approach with new people and taking pictures ~ cos I'm more towards in gaming and video-recording nowadays..

Here is her performance on stage that I have recorded !!

Her "powerful" singing almost shakes the whole stage when she was singing the chorus part, because I could feel the electricity through all the audience while I was recording it !! :-O


In addition, I also went on to record Ziwei Sandy and his partner Clinton as well (the urge of video-recording told me that I need to record this part - in which I don't know why)

I separated the whole process of CNOS 2 into 2 parts:

~Judges Intro; Runway walk (catwalk); Peishi's interview ~

~ Prizes Giveaway to the winners ~

Here are some blog links that I have located:

Maybe you'll be able to know more details about this event through the links that I have searched so far !! They are also the participants for the event as well. As for me, I'm just a follower of some of their blogs. So, don't blame for don't know of anything about this event :-)


Though writing this post kinda reluctant since there are many bloggers out there would have used some of my videos for their daily / weekly posts. And some of my blogger friends will be thinking why I'm writing it. This is because even though they can write how well the event is and helped me to share my videos out. They are unable to write down how I felt as a cameraman and as part of the audience.

Although playing a role as an audience / fans are quite small, but it is the audience and the people who came down to watch that really makes a difference in the overall performance a success. Only through the perception of the audience and because I was once an active blogger, I'm able to deliver the feelings of sweat and tears of every blogger who have participated and put on such efforts for the event.

Last but not least, I hereby congrats all the bloggers to have won themselves a big prize in the end. The prize doesn't mean you must win to get it.. it also means the experience and lesson learnt  that they absorb in the end !! :-)