Took half day off from work because of Chingay~ But since there was still some time before reporting, I decided to make full use of my half-day AL and struck off another to-do item off my list that I did not manage to do so during my dental break!
Bought some Krispy Kreme over and off I went 😀 Wanted to buy Twelve Cupcakes but thank goodness I did not, because that’s exactly what they bought (the box right beside the donuts) to welcome me! Hahaha! 几有默契～
Had not seen them ever since I left 2.5 years ago and I definitely missed them a lot! After all they were like a second family to me~ But I just couldn’t find the chance to pay them a visit because my working hour clashes with theirs, yea so thanks to this precious half-day leave, I finally managed to!!!
They had moved from the previous office space to a really big and beautiful office now! Had a good chat with them, talking about the past and updating me about what they had been doing. It’s just like old friends catching up! Watched their new programmes too and I think they were even better than before! I am really happy to see that they are doing well (((:
Some mandatory pictures under our memorable Lala rainbow before leaving for my Chingay! Everyone still looks the same and they said I look the same too! I guess that’s good news…haha!
Done with our face paint! We realised it’s always so difficult to get a group photo of all 12 of us because every time there would be 1 or 2 running somewhere! -_-|||
This is a throwback photo from Thursday‘s full-dress rehearsal, hence there wasn’t face paint on us…haha! Mojo came up with the weird pose and we decided to do a few variations! The bananas were random ideas when I was editing the photo! xD
But at least we were allowed to do so! Initially the Chingay committee (NOT JAS) did not allow us to perform in poncho even though the rain was pretty big! I find that pretty ridiculous because we still had 1 more show to go the next day, what if everyone fell sick???
Of course professionalism is one thing, but I think being a good leader/committee, taking care of the welfare of your members are fairly important too! I am sure even the audience wouldn’t be happy seeing us all drenched while they are in raincoats -.- So I really don’t see what’s with the objection of poncho. Luckily they changed their mind in the end (probably due to overwhelming complaints?) and we were all told to put on~
It turned out that it was more fun performing in the rain than I had expected! Although we were still pretty drenched even with the poncho, at least our makeup and face paint weren’t ruined and the rain also didn’t get into the eye as much~
Our costumes got much heavier after soaking up the rain water and that did hinder our movements a little, but I had so much fun hopping around! So much that I did not even realise my costume was going backwards towards the end (because it’s too heavy!) and my unglam tights were showing from the front! Luckily there weren’t many photographers around due to the rain too >.<
I think dancing in the rain makes you kinda forget everything, so you don’t have to be so conscious about making mistakes because the audience either can’t see your face or they can understand that it’s difficult to dance in the rain. Yea so I was just so damn high and wasn’t giving an eff about anything else, but just enjoying my dance in the rain!!!
Super love that feeling! The high-ness is almost like cloud nine and can only be experienced when you are drunk! But now I can feel that high-ness that I had always wanting to feel without any bit of alcohol! Hahaha!!! It’s a state of EUPHORIA! ❤
It’s definitely a memorable year because the last time that it rained during a Chingay performance was probably 2 decades ago? Though I had a similar experience 3 years ago when it also rained so heavily during our last full-dress rehearsal! I remember we were even in the newspaper because of that…haha! But raining on the actual day, this is my first (:
I had given a pair of tickets to Limin and she had gladly asked her brother along to catch the show! Despite the rain, she stayed throughout till the end and was very optimistic about the rain, saying that it’s an experience for her! She still remained excited for the show as she always is! So touched by her support!!! ❤
She even wrote this touching Facebook post about the rainy night and it clearly revealed my passion for performing! Yes, I was smiling so much and so widely because I was just enjoying so much!!! So glad that my passion was being recognised and appreciated…hehe!
Gave 2 pairs of tickets to Nad and Yinning too but a pity they did not manage to catch it due to the rain~ The latter had her laptop with her so the rain really ain’t desirable. Still a little disappointed because the 4 tickets were quite precious and I always have the dilemma of who to invite…
I had been wanting to invite PPGs for the past few years but Nad was busy flying, so this year I thought she could finally come and watch, in the end we were still not fated 😦 Still met them up for a photo after the show though!