Archive for December, 2009

Super Junior’s Lawsuit Cases

Belated Christmas, all! I wasn’t really occupied for the past few days due to the festive season, but was terribly lazy to blog. Apologies, if I’ve kept my readers waiting.

I’ll be updating more about my Korea trip in a couple of days’ time, as I’ve finally managed to upload all of the pictures onto Facebook. Hence, you may now proceed to my Facebook account to view the two related albums!

Anyway, I’m feeling a little depressed these days due to the recent up-rise of the lawsuit cases, which some members of “Super Junior” filed against their company, “SM Entertainment.” Came to know of “Super Junior-M” and the group’s existence only about a year back, then I kinda admire their talents and began to give them my utmost support. My favorite members are “Eunhyuk” and “Siwon!” “Ryeowook” is not bad too, actually. Unfortunately, the lawsuit cases had to take place just a few days ago.

“[Sina Entertainment News]
The day before, Hangeng, the only Chinese member of Asia’s super popular group, Super Junior, and leader to Super Junior M, filed for a termination of his “exclusive contract” with SM Entertainment. According to the latest news from Korea, Hangeng is not the only one who filed the lawsuit. Other Super Junior members have also filed a similar lawsuit, and they include: Lee Teuk, Yesung, Kangin, Eunhyuk and Donghae. The only reason why news about Hangeng was exposed first, is because of his nationality.

According to the lawsuit, Hangeng has not had any rest in 2 years, causing him to suffer from fatigue, which also resulted in chronic gastritis, illnesses related to his kidney, lumbar disc herniation, as well as a visible decrease in body strength. However, SM Entertainment rejected Hangeng’s requests for rest, and continued to schedule activities for him, which caused Hangeng to suffer a lot of pain.

According to the contents of the lawsuit, since the time of his debut, Hangeng didn’t even have one day of rest per week. For 2 years, Hangeng has continuously done his overseas schedules as well, and had no choice but to continue with his schedules without any rest. In his contract with SM, there are clauses stating that he has to pay the company monetary damages should he be unable to fulfill the schedules arranged for him. Thus, even when he was in poor health, he had no choice but to follow through with his schedules.

Once the news broke out, many fans have expressed the wish for SM and the members to be able to make peace, and make changes to their contracts, as well as expressed hope that Super Junior will not face the threat of disbanding.”

As seen in Hangeng’s blog, he had posted a one-line entry on the same day he filed for the case, with regards to the alarming news.

More to add on, it seems like “Super Junior-M” was hit the most badly.

“[Sohu] Things are happening one after the other for Super Junior and Hangeng after he filed a lawsuit against SM – now Chinese sub-unit Super Junior M are stopping all further activities.

Apparently, member Henry and SME act Zhang Li Yin are on the performers list for the “Passionate Animation Festival”, set for December 30, instead of Super Junior M.

According to producers, they intended to have Super Junior M as guests but were informed by SME that SJM cannot perform due to ‘internal reasons’and were offeredZhang Li Yin & Henry combination instead of the originally planned complete (SJM) group.”

According to the producers, SME also said that “During this stage of Hangeng’s leave of (from) the group, SJM will also temporarily disband, and Henry with Zhang Li Yin will represent the company by forming a group for future promotions.”

Details about how long the temporary ‘disbandment’ will last have not been confirmed yet but it’ll most probably last until Hangeng’s issue is cleared up, which may take a while if the DBSK issue is anything to base it on.”

Here’s a video of the latest performance by “Super Junior-M,” a day before the lawsuit cases were filed.

Well, what exactly is happening? I just hope that the matter will be settled and blow over soon… Really don’t wish to see “Super Junior” or “Super Junior-M” disband.

Ta-ta and goodbye, all!


Music Forest Audition

It’s the time of the year again! Nah, I’m not referring to my blog entry title here… I’m talking about the yearly camping event, held at Holy Innocents’ High School. Each time I hear the organizers making announcements through the megaphone to the students, it will remind me that yet another year is about to end.

Then again, I’d look back and think about what I have achieved so far. Have I, or have I not? Hmm… A ponder for my thoughts, yeah? I sure hope that my life has been led meaningfully all this time. :)

Back to topic, I actually did the most courageous thing in my life yesterday. Which was, to sing in front of everybody in public! I don’t mean singing on the streets or anything, but to perform graciously in front of the judge, staffs and contestants in an audition. Gosh, I had never expected that such a day would come!

– The above photo was taken from “Impresario 2010.”

Had my pitches cracked a couple of times during my first practice and trust me, it was kinda embarrassing. Fortunately, my performance turned out fairly when it was my turn to showcase in front of the judge. I was a bit disappointed by my performance, all thanks to being panic-stricken, which made me literally fervid.

Nevertheless, I’d say that it was an all-good experience! The results will be out approximately end of this month. Wonder if I’ve managed to pass? Lol.

After my audition, I dated Lydia for a movie- “A Perfect Getaway.”

Heard from the others, that the show’s not that good beforehand. However, I’d beg to differ. The visual effects in the show are very realistic… Despite being a thriller with a typical setting, the sound effects and plot aren’t that common after all. Here, you can totally expect the unexpected sound effects and twists! Twists always captures flavors, don’t they? There are also a few humorous scenes in the show, to lighten your spirit and to loosen you up from all the tension.

Hence, the conclusion? Not bad! Lol. Alright, I’m stopping here already. Am beginning to think that perhaps my posts are too long-winded… Bye!

Korea Trip: Everland

Hello! I’m so sorry for the late update… Was expecting to be blogging much earlier but due to the stupid traffic on Facebook, I could not upload all of my photos and might have to push the deadline further now. Hence, I thought that I should start blogging about my trip first. Here’s my story for day one!

Hadn’t slept for a day, as I’m not comfortable with sleeping on the plane. Took sometime to wash up in the lavatory and I realized that the water seemed to be recycled water or something? Okay, never mind that… The thought of it disgusts me. Anyway!

I had reached Korea at around 7am and rushed to change into winter wear, the moment I landed. Met up with the tour group and my parents moments later, and we were off to visit the well-known “Everland Resort.” I was quite stimulated to go there, as well as to other parts of Korea.

Frankly speaking, I never really liked traveling to Asian countries or to countries with lots of Chinese. I know that I’m rather peculiar, but I don’t know why either. However, I’m glad to have been to Korea this time round! Perhaps it’s because most of my idols originate there, lol.

Well, the visit to “Everland Resort” was a great one. Very worth it, as I could have a full-day unlimited rides pass. Plus, there was also a fireworks and an Olympus fantasy laser show, as well as the moonlighting magic parade float show. Not to forget, the tram ride at the Safari World Zoo is included!

Shall let the photos and videos do the honor. (Please note that I will not be posting most of the trip photos in my blog entries, as there are too many photos. Kindly proceed to my Facebook to view them instead. Thanks!)

– Please pardon me for any poor audio/quality, as I’m not a professional. =)

And so, I spent the night at the “Everland Alps Cottage Cabin Resort.” It’s just next to the “Everland Theme Park” and there’s a back entrance to the theme park, just for the guests to use. You may have a look at the cottage cabin resort!

Well, guess what? There are no beds in my room! Was somehow given the privilege of leading the life of a Korean for a night. If you do not know, most Koreans sleep on the ondol floor with mattresses, instead of beds during winter. It’s really warm and cozy!

Alright, will update again soon. Gonna be very busy for the next few days, packing my stuff in preparation for shifting to my new house, as well as practicing for the upcoming audition. Bye-bye!

P.S: All photos and videos posted, are either taken by my family or me. Kindly seek permission first before ripping/copying them, thank you.

Back From Korea

I’m back in Singapore! Well, did anyone miss me? I won’t be updating about the trip today, because I have lots of gift-giving to perform, as well as to unpack and pack my own stuff. Went to Korea with three suitcases and ended up coming back with six! …There could have been more.

So stay tuned, alright? Bye-bye!

Departing For Korea

I will be departing for Korea tonight! Totally excited and can’t wait to unravel a whole new series of adventures there. Will be back on the 15th, most probably during dawn.

After which, I’d have to prepare for my upcoming “Music Forest” audition at Cineleisure a few days after. I’m gonna take a hell load of photos during my vacation, with my new-loved camera!

So see you soon, guys! Take care and do not miss me!

The Vampire Diaries

Night out with my favorite girls yesterday. Hmm… Well, excluding Roy of course. If you still don’t know yet, he is Steph’s boyfriend. They’ve been together for really long already. And sometimes, it just makes me envious for some reason. Don’t wish to dwell too much on it.

We had our dinner at this place, called “BBQ Chicken.” I had initially thought that they only serve Western-style chicken there, but I was dead wrong. Felt so contented that Steph and Lydia recommended the place to me.

Slurp! The aroma of the chicken could be smelt from afar. The mashed potato dressing was very nice and tasted different from what I had tasted before. The coleslaw was lovely and fresh, I didn’t felt sinful indulging in the rich mayonnaise sauce. And last but not least, the chicken meat was the best! It was nicely grilled. Very soft, juicy and tender, unlike the normally-grilled chickens… I will definitely be back for it! Just can’t wait.

After the quick dinner, we were looking forward to catch “Ninja Assassin.”

Hmm… Call me slow or whatever. But I didn’t know that “Rain” was the main actor in the show, until Terence asked me how good his acting was. I got stumbled a little at first, lol. The show’s… Superb! You’d get the adrenaline rush watching all the actions, violence and gore.

And no, you don’t have to be psychotic to do that. It’s the suspense and tension you get when watching the show. I’m not really a fan of action-packed movies, but hey… This one’s pretty good. Kept me anticipating for every single scene with my heart throbbing… Not for the abs, but for the climax.

Okay, so apart from that… I’ve actually been hooked to watching a new TV series, called “The Vampire Diaries.” So… If you think that vampires shimmering in the sunlight is exaggerating, how about vampires who are protected from sunlight just by wearing a ring? Because that is what’s happening in the show.

Similarly, “The Vampire Diaries” originates from a novel. And oh yes, who says that vampires have to avoid sunlight, by the way? Anyone actually seen one before, to make that judgment? Seriously, typical people who make criticisms regarding almost everything and anything without any critical back-ups, simply irks me.

It’s the unique concepts… The different perspectives of people to create innovative ideas, in order to promote something. And in this case, the novels and movie sequels. Likewise, for the “Twilight Saga.”

I actually kinda empathize people who are creative… You know why. Just because your idea is different from the others, people would think that your idea’s bullshit. Oh come on, guys. Learn to look outta the box and stop being so traditional, please.

Sad to say, you’d need to be different in order to succeed. And if you think that you really hate such concepts about vampires, then just don’t watch them. Don’t be contradicting because once you pay to watch the movies, buy the novels, or even just illegally watching them online, you are already patronizing them. If you’ve done none, then good for you. But then again, you’d have no rights to criticize them.

A penny for your thoughts, everyone. Good-bye!

Lucrative Day

My blog statistics has been really low these days… Please continue to support my blog, ya? If you have any comments on what I should blog about more, please feel free to share.

Just received a call from “Marriott Hotel” just now. The staff mentioned something about me being selected as one of the members of the hotel, provided that I pay $440 for a year’s membership. Sure, there are lots of privileges and supreme discounts, but I don’t think that it will be worth it, unless I’m going to dine there every fortnight. If any of my readers are actually interested, just let me know and I’ll refer you to the staff.

Anyway, I had an awesome and fruitful day yesterday! Though I barely slept for three hours, I cabbed down to the “Animal Recovery Veterinary Centre” at Balestier in the morning. Was there for a job assessment and yeah, I really learned quite a lot. Managed to see through some pet consultations with the vet, gain knowledge on how and what was used to sterilize the place and tools, surgery procedures, X-ray scans, pet care tips, the ultrasonic scan and the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines.

Well, there’s a lot more… But too many for me to list out! And interestingly, there’s also ICU wards for the pets. Each ward has a CCTV in place and among one of them, contained a mini kitten with bandages around its adorable paws. Was told that it had jumped down from a high-rise place. I swear that the kitten’s darn cute… It was even mewing in it’s sleep!

So sorry that I didn’t take any photos, because my bag was in the locker the entire time. At 1pm, I left the place and headed down to meet my ex-colleagues for lunch. Also, to collect my final salary cheque!

By the way, if you’re interested to learn more about vet stuff, you may opt to be a “volunteer” for a day at the place I went. Go get the insights from there! Simply leave me a comment and I’ll tell you how. It was kinda like once in a lifetime experience for me… The experience is truly extraordinary, so grab hold of the golden opportunities that may come by.

During lunch with them at “Sakae Teppanyaki,” Xuan Guang passed me a gift for my birthday! Was pressed to open it by the others, so I did. Gosh, I was very surprised and happy when I saw the present!

Yes! It’s a pink “Canon Digital IXUS 951S!” Frankly speaking, I never thought that I would ever receive a camera for my birthday. Now, I finally have a camera of my own! It’s light-weighted and slim… Compact. User-friendly, with great resolution and optical zooms. What can I say? It’s gonna be one of my best-loved ‘toys’ now! Besides the camera, there was also a card…

I had a good laugh, reading the birthday wishes! Nice one guys, lol. What’s with me “flipping the tables” and the “eat eat eat?!” *Laughs* My days are always fun and laughter-filled, with you guys around. Thank you so much for the gift, card, wishes and the efforts put in guys!

Will be meeting Steph, Roy and Lydia in two hours’ time to catch “Ninja Assassin.” 안녕! (Bye)