. when the sun goes down .

Last weekend saw me attending a couple of exciting events which definitely exposed me to a world of schmoozing that I hardly get to see in my everyday life. Needless to say, it was extremely fascinating to observe the pros socializing, mingling and conversing with one another in a social-business setting. After all, they make networking appear to be such an effortlessly easy skill or some might say, art to grasp and master. On another hand, the skeptic in me cannot help but wonder what lies beneath this world of glitz and glamor … is this really just a facade? Fun as those events were, I think (for now) I’ll stick to events that are more casual and informal because those are the ones that make me feel more comfortable in my own skin. sigh, when will i ever learn to get out of this mentality?


Champagne Launch Party for Digital Nights 2010 at Singapore Art Museum(SAM)

I was invited to the opening party for Digital Nights 2010 last Thursday, courtesy of JZ and Zocard. Thanks for the invitation! πŸ™‚Β  Held in conjunction with the much hyped about Grand Prix Season Singapore, Digital Nights 2010 serves as a platform to showcase the various interactive, visual and new media works of both foreign and local artists. Indeed, it was an eye-opening experience for Koey and me as we immersed ourselves in this modern extravaganza of digital art installations. Most of the exhibitions interact with the audience via a change in movements (or so i think) and so, it wasn’t an unusual sight to catch people waving their hands/moving around frantically to alter the movement captured by the motion sensors. The movement displayed by the art installations is a result of this interaction between the audience and the exhibits, hence giving rise to the term “interactive art”. As you can tell, it’s quite a challenge for me to explain this form of interaction in words so for the best visual treat, you have to experience it yourself!

The digital art installations are currently displayed at 2 locations – the heart of the shopping belt, Orchard Road and the home of arts in sg, SAM. Admission to view the Digital Nights @ SAM installations is free for all.

PS: Credit to JZ for all pics on Digital Nights 2010.

A Digital Experience
“A Digital Experience is a sound and light interactive installation. It translates Visual System’s representation of a city of the future, inspired by the artist’s vision of Shanghai. It presents different aspects of digital contemporary art, immersing the viewer into a network of poetic and interactive works. A musical composition accents and completes the digital universe.”

Artist: Visual System (VS)

Framework f5 x 5 x 5
“Framework f5x5x5 refers to informatics’ modular workspace called a framework. It is an interactive kinetic light sculpture which extends the bi-dimensional screen space by transportation of its pixel resolution to the physical space. A modular infrastructure, this exhibition is a communication and computation system, propagating in the form of light and sound in the spaces it inhabits.”

Artist: LAb[au]

Binary Waves
“Binary Waves is an urban and cybernetic installation based on the measuring of urban flows and their transposition into luminous, sonic and kinetic rules. This exhibition relates the micro-events happening in the area to a unified play of light, colours and sounds directly derived from the city flows.”

Artist: LAb[au]

“Ultra-Nature is a Monet-inspired generative and interactive virtual reality installation. It creates an impressionistic virtual garden with several varieties of luminescent, scalar plants, vibrantly coloured herbaceous vegetation and bright yellow flowers.”

Artist: Miguel Chevalier

Invitation to preview & taste the array of food at the newest premium & luxurious member in the dining scene, KU DÉ TA

Your Invitation to a Lifestyle Less Ordinary. That is exactly what one should expect to experience upon stepping foot into KU DE TA. A franchise of the luxurious KU DE TA Bali that has often been dubbed as “the Ibiza of the East”, KU DE TA Singapore aims to awe the sophisticated crowd by bringing the glamor factor up a notch at its sprawling 14,500 sq feet premises. Consisting of a restaurant, club, pool terrace and al fresco bar, KU DE TA promises to be THE place to fulfill your every need and whim. Since I’m certainly not one who’s willing to pay a bomb for dining experiences ( a meal will set you back at least $100/pax), I thus jumped at the rare opportunity when my love invited me for a free food tasting session.

While I eventually concluded that I’m a hawker centre girl at heart (alternatively, I’ll pick a quaint cafe tucked in some hidden corner over a posh & exclusive restaurant any day), the experience of being treated so professionally by the well-groomed staff and to a feast of scrumptious gourmet meals prepared by award-winning chefs was inevitably one that truly made me felt like a “VIP” guest for the evening.

Located on the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands ( 1 level above the MBS Skypark observation deck), one needs to be warned to get ready to be mesmerized by the magnificent panoramic city view that KU DE TA has to offer. With a playground so close to the skies, rest assured that you will be treated to an unparalleled spectacularΒ  & breath-taking view of our city’s skyline that is not to be found at anywhere else in Singapore. To quote them, Experience the high life like never before.

My lovely companion of the evening, Shermin and yours truly at the Marina Bay Sands Skypark, where we truly felt like we were on the top of Singapore.Β  It was only when we were greeted by this awe-inspiring sight at MBS that we finally realized that our stunningly striking skyline is certainly one that’s comparable to other major and bustling cities.

Volunteer: Celebrate an early Mid-Autumn Festival with the old folks at Kwong Wai Siu Hospital

As part of the festival, the old folks were treated to an evening of singing and oriental wushu performances put by volunteers. The hospital also managed to successfully raise an estimated $280,000 in donations, much thanks to the throngs of sponsors who bought either aΒ  handmade lantern or lotus through the “Light A Lantern, Warm A Heart” program”.

Lotus floating on the Wishing Pond

My virgin attempt at being a flea market “stall owner” for the Down Memory Lane @ Crescent Flea Market

Discovered a pus-filled inflammation/lump at the side my boobs and had it checked out at a breast specialist clinic because the family general practitioner said that there was nothing that he could do about it. Fortunately, the lump turned out to be nothing serious (no cancerous cells) but it required a very minor operation aka a simple cut at the inflammation to squeeze the pus out. A dose of local anesthesia, 10mins of excruciating pain from the squeezing of pus later, the lump had subsided though a dark scar remains thus serving as an ugly reminder of this incident.



16 responses to “. when the sun goes down .

  1. Heyy your bf is working at Ku De Ta right? Thought I saw him when i went there before the actual opening.

    • Hi!

      were you there for the food tasting session? πŸ™‚ you have sharp observation skills! yes, he’s currently working at KU DE TA . It’s thanks to him that I had the chance to visit the restaurant, otherwise i doubt i would ever pay so much to dine! :p

      btw, your food blog certainly introduces great food haunts and chill out places, it’s definitely a great source of foodie information!

      • Yup my friend is working as a marketing executive over there πŸ™‚ Haha it certainly helps that your bf is tall and has sharp features so he definitely stands out! Thanks for your compliments, I enjoy reading yours too cuz it gives me awesome ideas as to how to spend my precious weekend πŸ˜€

    • HAHA. yes, he’s tall especially if he were to stand beside me! He makes me look too short and petite lol. Anyway, I’ll be sure to convey your compliments to him … now, i bet his head is probably gonna get bigger! :p

      thanks for your lovely comments too. that’s the beauty of the blogging community, the encouragement and this excitement of finding a new online read! i’m certainly loving it πŸ™‚

  2. so many excellent installations! i, too, am intrigued by professional schmoozing… i just don’t think i’d be that good at it. SO happy that your lump ended up being a pussy inconvenience and not something more serious. Thank goodness!!!! i’m sure the scar will fade… keep it away from direct sunlight, and when it’s healed, try rose hip oil. that stuff is incredible!

    • Hi Heather πŸ™‚

      yes, the art installations are specially brought to Singapore to rev up the F1 hype! It’s such a pity that the installations will only be exhibited for 10days though.

      the art of schmoozing. part of me wants to learn the ropes of professional schmoozing because it’s really important to network in the corporate world, yet another part of me thinks it’s all just superficial small talk. :/ nonetheless, i guess it’s better to pick up such an essential skill like this … u agree?

      yea! thank goodness. my family has a history of breast cancer and i was so afraid that i might be a victim of it too. 😦 Currently, im just applying the cream prescribed to me by the doctor but once it heals, im intending to apply Vitamin A cream because I heard that it works wonders! Thanks for recommending rose hip oil too, I’ll certainly give it a shot. Anything that helps accelerate the fading of the scars πŸ™‚

  3. Ohhh! I really wanted to go for Digital Nights, but didn’t end up making it, so am awfully glad your posted photos on it. Did you go for the LOVE IS IN THE AIR segment of it?

    • Tonight’s the last night! Unfortunately, I only visited the art installations at Digital Nights @ SAM during the launch of the event and thus didn’t get to see those located in Orchard Road. However, my friend is interning for the co. so perhaps I can “steal” some pics from her and post them up on the blog! πŸ™‚

      Likewise, I wanted to participate in the LOVE IS IN THE AIR contest but my friends who have an iphone are either not interested or not free so there goes my chance at winning a trip for 2 to Paris! :p Did you participate in that segment?

  4. hey thanks for your comment on my blog. I received an email from the digital nights PR, asking me to create a post about it but i refused because it was a hectic week. I love the installments there. beautiful photographs!

    btw KUDETA is amazing, youre so lucky to get invited.

    β™₯ poisepolish.

    let me know if you want to exchange links

    • Hi babe! πŸ™‚

      yes, i can imagine it to be an extremely busy week for you! you’re going for so many incredible parties and your blog is always such a pleasurable read to get a glimpse of all these exclusive invites! πŸ™‚

      sure, i’d love to exchange links with you. β™₯

  5. sigh this is why sometimes I wish I lived in Singapore. so happening!! and yes Ku De Ta is awesome!!! I love Bali’s Ku De Ta… and now am curious for the SG version of it.

    thanks for the comment and now I’m way better already!! xxx

    • Hi Mariska,

      That’s good to hear that you’re feeling much better now. πŸ™‚ I have never been to Bali before but I’ve seen the fantastic and stunningly beautiful pictures of Ku De Ta Bali. Such a gorgeous place although a visit comes with a hefty price too. :/

      Jakarta is only a stone’s throw away from Sg, come by for wkend getaways!

  6. hey babe! i know i rarely leave comments anywhere but i saw your entry and i just had to! i hope everything’s fine right now..i’m sure the boobs incident must have been really scary! =( *hugs*
    thanks for the comment on my blog as well! (: i’m glad to see that you’re enjoying life to the fullest too! sometimes, reading your blog makes me feel like i’m not living..kinda like i’ve been slacking my life away. hahah. you make me feel so empty! =X

    anyhows, take care and grab more rest! don’t stress about things too much and maybe we’ll meet on the streets some day! (:

    • Hi babe! πŸ™‚

      Yea, it was initially a small lump and I thought nothing of it at all. It was only when the lump started growing bigger and more painful that i decided to visit a doc. better safe than sorry. thanks for your concern πŸ™‚

      don’t feel that you’re slacking your life away for you have such an exciting job! on the contrary, i’ve to make up for the lack of excitement in my job with my free time! Hahaha.

  7. hey girl:)

    thanks so much for your comment. really appreciate it;)! Usually its the other way around, people want summer! but.. yeaa.. I have to admit that I do like the changing seasons.. though, winter could go away sooner! haha.. I’m sure warm weather has its benefits aswell:)



    • yea, i know! i realised that people from countries with 4 seasons (especially if they have long bitter winter seasons) love summer. they love to escape to nearby islands just to get that glimpse of sunlight and summer! πŸ™‚

      i guess i can’t complain much either because i do enjoy basking in the sun once in awhile too. And, it helps save money too because winter wear is expensive (or at least in my country!).

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