22-24 October, Malaysia friends!!! Here we come!!!

从《55:38:7》发行到现在,我每天都收到各地朋友们的支持和留言, 真的给与我很大的推动力。 芝麻也会继续努力, 希望能到各个国家和你们见面。 马来西亚的朋友们, 这个周末就能和你见面咯! 芝怡的心情是又兴奋, 又期待的!22-24 Oct 2010 的宣传活动, 请多多支持喔!

Malaysia friends! Here we come!!! I am crazy excited! Since the launch of 《55:38:7》, thanks to the wonders of the internet, its so lovely waking up to tweets and facebook messages telling me to go to your various countries. It puts a huge smile on my face all the time, and I can’t wait to travel all round to meet each and everyone of you.

These couple of weeks are insanely busy with preparations for my Malaysia Promo Trip, as well as the upcoming Singapore Hit Awards 2010! Been practicing the piano all week because I will have to play quite abit this trip. It’s sometimes quite lonely having to play alone, scary at times too, it needs 500% concentration and coordination lol, but I am getting the hang of it. Even my keyboard is sticky from my sweaty fingers(yikes) so I hope it all pays off! (No worries, I’ve cleaned my keyboard too)

I’ve gotta run back to my packing!!! You’ve met my travel companion Cupcakes right? Anyways, do you pack your clothes in Ziploc Bags too? Or is it just me?

I know the fonts have shrunk after I resized the poster below, so I’ve typed all the showtimes and details out! Please tune in, do wave and say HEY HEY! I will see you real soon!

2010.10.22(Friday, 五)
3:00pm 988電臺【街头樂霸】訪問 www.988.com.my
8:00pm MY FM電臺【賈森夜航班】訪問 www.my.com.my
10:00pm One FM電臺【快樂點】訪問 www.onefm.com.my

2010.10.23(Saturday, 六)
11.00am Teo Heng KTV Studio (Grand Opening) 嘉賓 @ Sunway Giza, Kota Damansara
2.00pm 龔芝怡 《55:38:7》簽唱會 Autograph Session @ Sunway Giza大廳, Kota Damansara
10:00pm 龔芝怡彈唱會 @ Wings Café, Puchong

2010.10.24(Sunday, 日)
1.00pm AI FM電臺【愛優弦】訪問 | www.aifm.my

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More info: http://www.facebook.com/koongserene

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Scribblings of my chords..

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10% of the gear I am packing. 90% is my keyboard. Promise I’ll show you a picture. Its kua zhang.

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Even when I sleep, I dream of this..

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Packing in progress…

Behind-the-Scenes of 明知我愛你, LaLa, 戀愛女生都是羊 MV Shoot

It was to my horror that I discovered my camera card was corrupted, resulting in the photos of the behind-the-scenes of my MV (including those from my photoshoot) turning up in neon colors, some in total grey which looked rather artsy but argggh! So here are the ones that escaped unscathed. -_-

How as filming an MV like? It was my first time, I was kinda nervous, excited, happy all at the same time. It was fun, you learn alot about light, camera angles, you need to emote at the call of “rolling”, and you will see from photos below, when the camera is not rolling, more fun begins. lol

An immense amount of time, planning and effort goes into that 3 – 4 mins worth of film so I am really thankful to everyone who was involved in the filming of the MVs. I freaked my own nerves about meeting our MV director, renowned director Jem Chen (陈奕先), whose works included 《爱到底》and《熊猫人》, but he turned out to be such a lovely and patient person, so all was good.

I woke up early everyday, first call was makeup and hair.
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The scene I was playing piano in 《明知我愛你》… what lies beyond this piano and me is a team of 8 – 10 people watching me play this over and over again for Jem to take various angles.
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Sneaking a smile, taking a break from the emo song…
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We got really carried away with dance moves in this beautiful studio thanks to the great people at The Theatre Practice. Prizes for guessing who this is!
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This is the scene I was writing my love letter…I used Cherine’s notebook which she still uses. I think I scribbled something along the lines of, “Dear Cherine, I am writing on you book now la, thank you for lending me your book hor…多痛都可以, 不能沒有你“
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The sea brought me home to this song and its story. I was singing the song over and over again, and before I knew it, I was crying (and I was thinking oh my god!)…and only to find my hairstylist, makeup artist all teary eye watching me. HAHA!
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It was pouring when we started on the shoot that day. Our female MV actress, Shannon made this 晴天娃娃 and placed her by the window. It worked!!! 晴天娃娃 now lives in the FM Office :)
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Frantically wrote, the night before, the score for 〈明知我愛你〉for the shoot…
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Happy Song! Shooting the MV for my duet with Jiahui師兄, the F&N Jingle〈LaLa>! Fun day, super fantastic volunteers and friends of FM who came down and left looking yummylicious in their gorgeous tanns from the scorching sun. Did you see the super cute F&N cans in the MV!!!
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We were all trying to hide behind each other so we only see one person… Eric does a fantastic job cause he could even turn around and talk to Brandon!
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On to 《戀愛女生都是羊》….
Meet Dorothy. She was kindly loaned to me by Xiaohan’s sweet daughter Ashley whom I tried to repay in kind with a box of pretty biscuits :)
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Dearest Xiaohan helping me make sheeps who were featured in the 《戀愛女生都是羊》MV.
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My typing skills were put to the test!!! Well girls, if any guy broke your heart, type these words a 100 times. Satisfaction guaranteed!: “Lonesome Little Heartbreaker, 愛不得!”
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And…. its a wrap. Group photos: Top: 導演 Jem, Director of Photography for MV, 阿茂 & Shannon | Left: Junior (Stylist) | Right: Huifen (Jeric Salon), my picture with my makeup artiste was damaged. Shout out to Dollei and Ai Yi! Hearts!!!!
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Special thanks to: F&N | 導演 Jem Chen | Director of Photography for MV, 阿茂 | MV actors: Shannon, Ryan | Klee | The White Rabbit | The Theatre Practice| Vaughn Tan | Make-up: Dollei & Ai Yi | Hair: Huifen from Jeric Salon | Stylist: Junior | Nails: The Make Up Room | Awesome volunteers & friends: Brandon Khoo, Clement Yang Xi, Wendy, Jie Ying, Kai Yang, Matthew Siew | Jiahui, Eric, Xiaohan, Norman, Ashley, Jim, Leslie, Cherine |

(will post the behind-the-scenes for the photoshoot soon!)

View 《明知我愛你》MV
View 《LaLa》MV
View 《戀愛女生都是羊》MV

One Heart One Love For Our Children

I find it very important to give back in any way possible, and this year, I am extremely happy and honored to be involved in “One Heart One Love For Our Children”, the Charity Gala Dinner organized by the Singapore Children’s Society. Held at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore on 01 Oct 2010 Children’s Day itself, the evening was graced by His Excellency, President S R Nathan and it was a great night of love dedicated to helping our children, raising funds and awareness for the society.

A month back, we commenced work on recording the theme song for this event, with artistes Clement Chow, Mel & Joe and Sleeq. The children from the society also joined us for the recording and dance rehearsals for the big night.

Children have a very special place in my heart. I smile each time I see children..I see their genuine smiles, pure hearts, and a future in their eyes which we can all help to paint with rainbows and great possibilities. And that is why I hold dear the times I spent with the children from the Singapore Children’s Society. They practiced hard for months their dance routines for the Charity Gala Dinner, and to see them shine that night as they danced with me while I sang the song “LaLa” from my album was precious. Like a proud sister, I wanted to hug all of them.

I know it is such that we get easily caught up in the daily grind of live. Sometimes work games and stresses get to us, deluding us from the true meaning of life, distancing us from the true meaning of real happiness and humanity. During such times, let’s remember those who really need help, love, attention and care. I received the best Children’s Day present from the strength, smiles and hearts of our children at the Singapore Children’s Society. Every moment that you reach out and give, no matter how big or small, is a powerful moment. It will make you see things in a totally different perspective. and give strength in a way you can never imagine.

To that super kid in all of you, Happy Children’s Day.

For more information on the Singapore Children’s Society, click here.

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Children from the Singapore Children’s Society joining us in recording the theme song “One Hear One Love For Our Children” written by Mr Clement Chow

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A special night for our children…

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Grand Finale: (L-R) Mel & Joe, Clement Chow and Sleeq

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Accompanied by the fantastic dance put up by the children as I sang the song “LaLa”

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Big thank you to my sponsors: Dress by Vaughn Tan, Hair by Jeric Salon.

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At “Making a Difference” Roadshow for the Singapore Children’s Society on 03 Oct 2010.

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Backstage with Sleeq, Mel & Joe, Clement and the 98.7DJs!

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My little surprise for the children on Children’s Day :)