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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Amateur Cabaret Part II

After standing by outside the hall, getting bitten by veteran mosquitoes, here comes the show itself :)
Our MC's, dressed like prince and princess from a fairy tale..
First started with the Hot Jazz show, can you tell it's a ladyboy in the middle?

The colorful sexy dance with "Can't Take My Eyes Off You"

This show was all girls, by the way :)
My ID Sister as Marilyn Monroe, supposedly..
The fruity Jamaica dance
Oh, these are also girls, hehe
This is "The Runner" show, all ka-teoys performed (ladyboy-like) but they preferred to be called 'gay'. I hope it doesn't look like a men-eating tribe dance, hehe:P
Have a break with Thai traditional dance, this one is the Lanna (north region of Thailand) theme
All 4 regions together, North, South, Northeast(aka Isaan), and Central

The last show, "When Will I See You Again"
I don't look too much like a ladyboy, do I?
Here comes Ple, another girl who had convinced people she's a ladyboy from this show:P
Time for the queen of the show, Picky!
That's it for today's show :)
So, that was all my cabaret experience which I might not have a chance to do ever again in my life! Thank you P'Heng and Picky for giving me the opportunity!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Amateur Cabaret Show!

*Sigh* It's been a really busy crazy week. Working my ass off on the special project (term paper sort of thing), working part-time, grandpa's funeral, final exam at another university (I'm doing 2 degrees) ...and what else?? Well, actually, I shouldn't blame it on my special project because I've been slacking off too much..so I guess, I deserved the consequence when it's due, hehe.

Enough intro, apart from those stuff I had to do, there was also this thing...how should I begin?
Ok, since I'm studying pharmacy, there are 12 pharmacy schools (or faculty of pharmacy from 12 university) in Thailand, each year we have this kinda like..get together thing, you know? Each year, one uni has to be the host, arranging activities like sports, games, accommodation, etc. The event lasts 3 days and it is set to be during school break in October.
So my school, pharmacy faculty of Mahidol University, got to be the host for this year, on 14-16 Oct 2006. I never actually attended this event since my freshman year to the end. Not like I'm not an activity person..I just wanna spend my school break doing something else that's not involving this school, you know?

Anyway, I somehow got dragged into it :P Since we are the host, we had to do the opening ceremony and the show. When there are any extravagant school shows, this gay alumnus will get involved. He's a very successful pharmacist, in fact, I'm doing internship with him at his pharmacy next week! This gay alumnus (btw, he graduated from Pharmacy, Mahidol around 32 years ago) is always in charge of the choreography, costumes, etc.

My beautiful ladyboy friend, Picky (she can be found in my blog about school, also), is close to P'Heng the gay alumnus, so of course, she's gonna be the star of the show!
P'Heng assigned her to the last show to end the night with extravagant made-to-order new cabaret costume!!! (It's the ladyboys' dream, believe me.) The thing was, she had to find another 2 girls who are up to the same height to be in the show, too.

Since I'm her friend and also 170cm. tall, that's the end of the solution. Besides, we always work together on school performance every year anyway for orientation camps. So us on stage performing?? Bring it!
I don't know why anyone wanna say no to it. This is not just a silly school play or dance that students just arrange it. This is a big thing plus the professional level costume and make-up..the real deal! Also, this is not happening to you quite often in your life..it's a wonderful experience!!

Let's talk about the show. The theme was like 70's vibe mixed with some others, and 80% of the show is gay (or kateoy, more like.) On that day, Oct 14th, we had to be at Salaya campus, main campus of Mahidol University, at 10am for rehearsal and make-up, but the performance was at 9pm!!
Ple, Picky, and me on the way to Salaya campus
View from the back of the bus, route 515, Salaya-Victory Monument :)
On our way to the main stadium where the performance would be, I found a monitor lizard on the way in the campus, just reminding me how Salaya is..so..err.. natural and full of wild creatures! hehe.
Rehearsing in the stadium
The make-up crew showed up in the afternoon. There were a lot more than we thought!! When I first saw them arrived, it gave me the impression of Bangkok Fashion Week or something!!!hehe :P There was a crew of MTI(Make-up institute) and very experienced make-up artist P'Aey. P'Aey was a special one, she did make-up for my show and Marilyn Monroe show only.
Getting beautified by P'Aey :P
Tips sharing to MTI make-up crew from P'Aey
Dressing UP
Me and Picky transforming into cabaret kateoys

Ple, me, and Picky
With my id sisters, one was in the show also as Marilyn Monroe!
My gay friend Tum in his costume
So colorful!!
Some Traditonal Dance Show also :)
Fruity Juicy!!
The Young Kateoys of Hot Jazz Show
This one was for the Solo Indian Dance Show!
Picky fully dressed!
That was just the preparation for the show..to be continued with pics and story from the show itself in the next blog tomorrow. It's 5am now!! I should go to bed!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

My New Addiction

Finally exam is over and so is school! All I have left now is the 2-month final internship at the end of the month and then I'll be done with school entirely. Time goes pretty fast when you come to think of it. This might sound like an old lady, but actually, I could still remember my freshman year, staying at the dorm with bunch of friends and such...

Anyway, so in the meantime, I am kinda relaxing a bit here..but not so much. I do still work part-time and go to school every now and then to work on my special project(it's like a term paper that you need to finish in order to graduate.)So when I have some little free time..I get online. And guess what!! Unfortunately, I found another addiction.

My brother recommended this game to me because he knew that I like music and stuff. This game is an online game called "Audition", originally from Korea as usual, hosted and operated in Thailand by Playpark.

OK..this is gonna be quite geeky and nerdy..so if you can't tolerate it..please skip the rest of this blog, hehe.

This game, basically, is all about dancing with various kinds of music, Thai, international, or just melodies, with different beats and stuff. Once you installed the game, you have to sign in and connect to the game via website. When you start playing for the first time, you'll have a character, either male or female..up to you, with basic clothing and hairstyle. There are sooooooooo many outfit and hairstyles for you to choose..or buy rather with the money you earn from dancing.

When you compete dancing with others, you'll gain exp points for level yourself up and money to buy stuff in the game. Actually, you can also buy cards from game shops or 7-11 (I think)..with real cash to put money in the game..if you don't wanna bother with saving up money from dancing..but what's the point, right? that's not challenging!

The game play is not so complicate, you choose enter the game server and pick a channel to enter. You can either create a room of your own so you can pick the songs, the scene, and dance mode, or join others.
Each room can hold up to 6 players, when everyone is ready, the host will start the dance:) This game doesn't require complex skills, all you need is actually concentration because you just press the arrow keys shown on the screen within the time limit and then hit space bar at the right time, each arrow key represents each movement. Player with best moves wins.
Adding more difficulty, when red arrows appear, they are the opposite direction! One thing about the moves though, when it is a slow song..the dance is quite gay, hehe.

Team mode is available also, team up with your friends and compete with others!!

So that's what keeps me occupied recently, if you see me online but no response...this is the reason :P
By the way..the game is free :)