Sunday, March 30, 2008

An Exciting Week!

This post has nothing to do with craft, but it was an exciting week, and I could not not talk about it. First, it was our company's ISO Appreciation Lunch on Thursday at Tung Lok Signatures in Vivocity. We had a scrumptious lunch, and one of the dishes was the House Specialities - Poached Crispy Rice with Fresh Crab Meat in Rich Broth, very special dish, and tasty to me. Ok, I love good food, but well, it was the 1st time they had so much budget for the appreciation lunch.
Then it was the cruise organised by the CCM Function of the company on Friday - harbour cruise on the Chinese junk, an authentic replica of an Imperial Cheng Ho Vessel from China. The journey began at the Marina South Pier. Well, the dinner was average, but we had a good view of the fireworks display by Sentosa "Songs of the Sea" for free - the pyrotechnics effects and water jets and the bursts of fire works.

And came the most exciting night yesterday at the Sam Hui Live Concert 2008 in the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Samuel Hui Koon-kit, usually known as Sam Hui, is a well known star in the Cantopop and movie industry in Hong Kong from the 1960s to 1990s. He is also acknowledged for popularising Cantopop, by incorporating the then unknown idiosyncrasies of Western popular music into the Cantopop genre. His music appealed to the masses particularly the working class with its simple lyrics and light-hearted nature which was popular in Hong Kong music in the late 1970s. He penned most of the compositions and personally wrote most of the humorous lyrics that generally encompassed current issues in Hong Kong. Well, I'm a Cantonese, I love Cantopop and I listen to his songs, among other Hong Kong singers, in my teens in the 80s and I still think the songs then are best. Attended the concert with my mother, both of us think it was a more entertaining show than the Jacky Cheung World Tour 2007 Encore on 5 Jan 08. That's the 1st live concert I attended, yesterday was the third, and now I'm hooked.

Above: Jacky Cheung in concert on 5 Jan 2008

Above & below: Fei Yu Qing in concert on 12 Jan 2008

3 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

It sounds like you really enjoyed yourself! I'm not familiar with Cantopop... I'll have to check it out!

ozones said...

one of the best concert i ever watch so far.

singtatter said...

Hi Ozones, you are in Singapore ? You attended Sam's concert too? He's real good considering his age, all the singing and dancing with only a few stops for his sons and brother. They are good too. And oh, Sam can play so many types of musical instruments!