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Archive for September, 2008

When September Ends

Posted by Ruok On September - 30 - 2008

We lost a good man today. And Singapore is the poorer for it.

Even as I write this, the heavens seems to have open up in mourning.

Rest in peace, Mr Jeyaretnam.

Baby You Can Ride Me Instead

Posted by Ruok On September - 25 - 2008

Its been an interesting week.

Having a car, that is.

Driving the Chrysler brought back memories of my swinging yuppie days; back to the heady days of cheaper fuel, the occasional ERP gantry and the action behind the seats.

Of course now fuel prices has almost doubled and you sometimes pay double the ERP for the same stretch of road.

These seven days have allowed me to count the cost of driving indeed. And I think until the day comes when I seriously need to drive, I don’t think I’ll be switching to this lifestyle.

It just doesn’t make economic sense to a actor like myself now.

Unless its an endorsement deal of sorts, of course. 😉

Baby You Can DriveRide My Car

Posted by Ruok On September - 19 - 2008

Collected the prize yesterday.

chrysler sebring

And my oh my, she’s really big. Not that curvy, but enough, to hint the sexy beast that is in her.

As I sat on the driver’s seat, I felt like I was back driving my Land Rover in the army., for it gave me the same “can’t really see the whole front” feeling.

The pickup is very strong and the ride is very smooth. And the sound system is just AWESOME. Boston Acoustics, no less.

My only gripe so far is that this model has all the signal lights on the left hand side. Which got me activating the wipers everytime I want to make a turn … Oh and yeah, parking is a real bitch. 😛

But you know what, five minutes after I drove off from the showroom, I let out a beastly and maniacal laughter.


Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Posted by Ruok On September - 18 - 2008

It is by far the best romantic comedy I’ve watched in years. And I amazed that the lead actor wrote such a good script as well. Jason, for those not in the know, also acts in How I Met Your Mother.

It was also nice to see Mila Kunis, of The 70s Show fame, in a totally different light.

Excellent script, good acting and a lovely feel good vibe all round. What more can you ask for from a movie?

Go watch it if you haven’t. :)

Baby You Can Drive My Car

Posted by Ruok On September - 15 - 2008

I’m just an actor, I’m not a star.

But with the help of the lovely folks at Chrysler and Power 98, I’ll be driving my own car for a week.

Gee, I wonder what I’m gonna do with the car for a week…


Posted by Ruok On September - 9 - 2008

They’ve been doing reruns of my earlier work these few weeks, and I’m surprised at the publicity it has been generating.

Last week, they did a rerun of my season one Incredible Tales episode and, just over the weekend, that infamous Felicia Chin episode.

The Incredible Tales episode had quite a few people telling me they saw me on tv again, from the hawker downstairs to the strange uncle who accosted me while I was at the gala premiere of The Days.

Incidentally, the gala premiere for The Days was the biggest I’ve seen for any movie screening; let alone a local one. And I met so many people there! To paraphrase what Eng Tiong said, it was really like a wedding dinner. And I think after all these years, I finally felt I belong. :)

But I digress.

I’m kinda glad no one came up to me and say they recognise me on the Felicia Chin one. I mean, I am kinda hard to spot in that one, unless you are already in the know.

So yeah, I guess other than the fact that I don’t get any additional money, reruns are kinda good for a
actor in my shoes. Even those I don’t wanna be remembered or recognised for.

Anyway, the real reason behind this post is to show off this awesome sunset picture I took with my old iPhone.

langkawi 041

Check out the rest of the pics here.


Posted by Ruok On September - 4 - 2008

Part of an actor’s life is dealing with production companies that take their own sweet time to pay you. Heck, some of them don’t even pay you. I’ve been rather lucky in this aspect; I’ve not kenna tuang so far, but I do have had to deal with the slow payers from time to time.

I guess this is normal in any business venture; you have your bad debts, you have your doubtful debts. And you have to do your own bit to chase after these debts as well.

From a business perspective, I can understand if you have difficulty paying us if the client hasn’t paid you yet. But if the client has paid you and you are withholding payment because your OTHER clients haven’t paid you yet; well, that’s pretty unethical right?

Anyway, I think I would reconsider doing projects from this Big production house in the future.

You Might Say That I’m A Dreamer

Posted by Ruok On September - 2 - 2008

But I’m quite sure I’m not the only one.

Got this test from Tetanus.

Your result for The Perception Personality Image Test…

NBPC – The Daydreamer

You perceive the world with particular attention to nature. You focus on the hidden treasures of life (the background) and how that fits into the larger picture. You are also particularly drawn towards the colors around you. Because of the value you place on nature, you tend to find comfort in more subdued settings and find energy in solitude. You like to ponder ideas and imagine the many possibilities of your life without worrying about the details or specifics. You are in tune with all that is around you and understand your life as part of a larger whole. You are a down-to-earth person who enjoys going with the flow.

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