Friday, June 28, 2013

America’s Got Talent, Recycled Percussion

Recycled Percussion was formed in 1994 in New Hampshire at their High School talent show, and their first performance gave birth to the style of music now known as ‘JUNK ROCK’.
 
 
Recycled Percussion toured all over the United States before making a debut on reality the television show, America’s Got Talent, in 2009 where they finished in third placing. The band received its highest honour in 2010 when it sealed a deal with MGM Grand in Las Vegas, becoming the only band with their own show on the Las Vegas strip nightly.

 
Once we entered the Marquee, we were given a drumstick and a pail, and I also noticed the colored sticker (Blue) was affixed at the bottom of the pail...

 
When the show began, we were divided up among 4 teams (Blue, Red, Black and Green), determined by the color of the sticker you were having. We made noise music with them throughout the whole show.

 
 
During the performance, the foursome used trash cans, a three-metre tall ladder or simply just anything they can get their hands on...

 
  
 

 
 
The cast member's interaction with the audience was amazing. The whole show was pretty down to earth. Through their performance, I can feel the passion is living within them and the foursome really enjoy what they're doing.
  

 
It was an energetic and interactive show with constant laughter... I love the idea of being a part of the performance as I was given omy wn drumstick and pail to make my own music. I had the pleasure to watch this amazing performance all thanks to Costa Sands Resort.


Thursday, June 27, 2013

A fruitful trip down Singapore Art Museum

Most of the museums in Singapore welcome Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (PR) with warm hospitality as they offer free entry to Singaporeans and PR... With more attractions and museums on board, we have a total of 11 attractions to visit for free. I took this chance to visit the Singapore Art Museum (SAM). Being a Singaporean myself, I will make full use of the opportunity (free entry) to visit more museums and attractions and get to know Singapore’s story and appreciate my country as Rome was not built in a day, so what we have today is what we worked for.
 
 
The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) is located at Bras Basah Road is housed in a beautifully restored school building (the former St. Joseph's Institution). It opened in January 1996, and it aims to preserve and present the contemporary art and art histories of Singapore and Southeast Asia.
 
 
The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) has worldwide links with international museums such as Louvre Museum, Guggenheim Museum, Shanghai Art Museum and etc... SAM is home to the world’s largest public collection of modern and contemporary Southeast Asian artworks, with a growing collection of international contemporary art.

 
I began my art journey with The Learning Gallery...

 
 
Designer: Jason Wee From Singapore
The winner of the voter's prize award at the Singapore Art Show 2009, Self-Portrait (No More Tears Mr. Lee) is made out of 8000 plastics shampoo bottle caps placed individually on an angled pedestal.
 
 
Designer: EKo Nugroho from Indonesia
Lembar Negarane, Cupet Pikirane (Big country, Narrow mindset)

 
Designer: Terra Bajraghosa from Indonesia
Liberty Lead the Pixel (after E. Delacroix)


 
 
the grass is always greener on the inside





 
I have visited the National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Art Museum so far. Oh well, ever since museums in Singapore come on board together in May, 2013, I feel that the number of visitors have increased tremendously on weekends, and this is a good initiative step to keep Singapore’s past alive and strengthen the link with the younger generation. I think my next destination will be either Singapore Philatelic Museum or Singapore Discovery Centre.    

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Delifrance Singapore turns 30

Délifrance, celebrates her 3 decades in Singapore and to mark this special milestone, they launched they first-ever Michelin Sandwich, Le Paris-Singapore. Délifrance initiated a partnership with 1-star Michelin Chefs, Laurent and Jacques Pourcel from France, in the creation of a special recipe to celebrate 30th Anniversary in Singapore.
  
The twins were born in Montpelier, in the south of France, and they run the famous restaurant in Montpellier, France and of course as well as restaurants in Bangkok, Shanghai, Tokyo, Geneva, Marrakech, Casablanca and Paris. The Pourcel brothers hold a reputation as two of the very best ambassadors of French fine food. In 2010, they were invited to represent French gastronomy in the French Pavilion at Shanghai World Expo.

 
Délifrance is the first French-theme café to introduce authentic French bakery products in Singapore and the launch of Le Paris-Singapore is dedicated to their long-time supporters who have grown up with the brands over the past 30 years. 
 
 
The Michelin sandwich, Le Paris-Singapore is available at selected Délifrance outlets at SGD10.80 (a la carte) for a limited period or paired with the sandwich with an exclusive Monin Sparkling Drink at only SGD12.80  

 
Apart from the Michelin sandwich, Délifrance has introduces a unique and refreshing selection of two specialties created sparkling drinks, Pink Grapefruit & Elderflower Spritz andLe Spicy Mangue Collins to enjoy with the limited edition Michelin sandwich created by France's famed 1-star Michelin Chefs, Laurent and Jacques Pourcel.
 
The special sparking drinks are available for a limited period at an a la carte price of SGD5 or paired with the Le Paris-Singapore sandwich at only SGD12.80 at selected Délifrance outlets.

 
Pink Grapefruit & Elderflower Spritz - An extremely light and refreshing combination of ripe pink grapefruit and subtle elderflower. 

 
Le Spicy Mangue Collins - A thirst quenching and Interesting blend of mango mad lime with a slight hint of chilli.

 
I attended the exclusive media session with Chef Jacques Pourcel at Delifrance Cafe at Habourfront Centre in conjunction of the Délifrance 30th Anniversary Celebration.
 
 
I had Le Spicy Mangue Collins (Spicy Mango) during the event, and the drink did complement the Michelin sandwich, Le Paris - Singapore pretty well. 

 
My friends and I had some light refreshments while waiting for the demonstration session to start.

 

 
 
Taking group photos or cam-whoring will never be omitted or voided in any events… Hahahaha!!  
  
 
I took pictures with lovely Cindy (:


 
Chef Jacques Pourcel was invited to grace the event and he flew in specially to kick off Delifrance's 30th Anniversary celebration with the launch of his special creation. He demonstrated the fine art of sandwich making and shares his inspiration during the presentation.
 
 
 
 
We were glad to create our very own Michelin sandwiches with the help of Chef Jacques Pourcel.
 
 
The ingredients needed for Le Paris-Singapore
 
 
French Rustic Baguette
 
 
Mayonnaise

 
Thai Chilli Sauce


 
Wakame (Japanese Algae)

 
French Baby Spinach

 
Roast chicken

 
 
Le Paris-Singapore is a mix of artisan French authentic bakery and an Asian flavour, which is a unique association between mayonnaise & oyster spread which bring roundness to the Thai chilli roast chicken and the tantalising taste is also reinforced by the Wakame (Japanese algae) and juicy pineapple slices as a whole.

 
Specially imported from France, the softness of Délifrance’s French rustic baguette adds on lightness and a delicate aroma of fresh cream and sweet almond to the whole creation.

 
We had fun making our sandwiches and I took this opportunity to take photos with renowned 1-star Michelin Chef, Jacques Pourcel.

 
I am glad to be part of the momentous occasion, and Happy Anniversary!!
 
 
Lastly, thanks Délifrance for the lovely colorful macarons and the kind hospitality!!