Sunday, April 18, 2010

Wouldn't it be nice....

The song that never fails to bring a smile to Mr. Robotic's face... The dreamer always wondering the what ifs...

Wouldn’t It Be Nice:

Wouldn't it be nice if we were older
Then we wouldn't have to wait so long
And wouldn't it be nice to live together
In the kind of world where we belong

You know its gonna make it that much better
When we can say goodnight and stay together

Wouldn't it be nice if we could wake up
In the morning when the day is new
And after having spent the day together
Hold each other close the whole night through

The happy times together we've been spending
I wish that every kiss was never ending
Oh Wouldn't it be nice

Maybe if we think and wish and hope and pray it might come true (run, run, run)
Baby then there wouldn't be a single thing we couldn't do
We could be married (we could be married)
And then we'd be happy (then we'd be happy)

Wouldn't it be nice (ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)

You know it seems the more we talk about it
It only makes it worse to live without it
But lets talk about it
Oh, wouldn't it be nice

good night my baby
sleep tight my baby

good night my baby
sleep tight my baby

good night my baby
sleep tight my baby

good night my baby
sleep tight my baby

Mayday Concert in April...?

Mr. Robotic ain't an avid concert-goer cause he wouldn't be paying for front seat prices just to get the up close view of the celebrities. If he ain't paying for good seats, that would mean that he would just be watching the concert via the big screen and Mr. Robotic thinks he would be better off watching the repeat telecasts on TV.

However, as he
has been hearing rave reviews from friends about how marvellous Mayday (better known as 五月天) is at live concerts and Mr. Robotic does like Mayday's songs, Mr. Robotic decided to abandonhis skeptical side and went for the Mayday concert in Singapore. Lucky, he did, as it was a good night for Rock and Entertainment!

Special Mentions:
Mr. Robotic, Ms. Molly and Ms. Queen (follower of 女人我最大) had dinner at Kallang Seafood Restaurant which is located at the top level of of Leisure park. The food is surprisingly good and so is the outdoor decor. Mr. Robotic's word of advice though is to avoid the dinner crowd prior to a popular concert.

Photos ripped from Ms. Queen. Opps... Mr. Robotic meant thanks, Ms. Queen!
Due to the heavy downpour, the backstage crew was busy fixing all the damaged equipment and that delayed the start of the concert. The concert started off with motorcycle stunts on the runway but it was the appearance of the band that really got the fans cheering and on their feet! Afterwards, the crowd also sangalong to the familiar songs from the band.

Kudos to the crowd that remained upbeat despite the delay!
The runway for the band members (except poor drummer) to get up close to the fans is a fantastic idea! Monster strumming his guitar (picture above) while the fans trailed enthusiastically by the side of the runway. At one point in time, Mr. Robotic was so close to the lead singer 阿信 that he was practically looking right at 阿信 in the eyes till it felt awkwardly close. The crazed male fan beside Mr. Robotic had no issue with that closeness and was reaching out to 阿信, hoping to get his hand shake. Psychotic...

Kudos to the power of rock music and the runway!

One of the various stage props that added a different feel to the whole concert experience.

Kudos to the backstage crew for all their efforts in ensuring the success of the concert!

The sixth member of the band was introduced. Bumblebee from transformers? He commented that he didn't dare to dance on the stage lest the stage collapsed. He did give a friendly wave though. Mr. Robotic read in the news that the super tall robot was supposed to do more but the rain short circuited his wires. Nonetheless, Mr. Robotic is still proud that another milestone was achieved for the robotic kind.

Kudos to the robotic world!

The band reminded the crowd that it was their first outdoor paid concert in Singapore and they were having a blast except for the excruciating heat. 阿信also commented that their band was the last one to have a concert at the existing National Stadium as the place would be teared down for further development. Wow... and that was Mr. Robotic's first time to the National Stadium. The band ended the concert by treating the crowd to an amazing array of beautiful fireworks which would not been possible had it been an indoor event.

Kudos to Mayday for going all the way to make it a memorable experience for the fans!

It was a great night!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

St' Games...

If you are thinking that there is a typo to Mr. Robotic's title entry and it should be St' James Powerhouse... can't blame you. That is the kind of reaction when Mr. Robotic first hear of the name of the place. But alas, that would somehow give away that you are kind of a clubber to do think of St' James Powerhouse. :)

Anyway, St' Games, the place that Mr. Robotic went on a Thursday evening is a place for playing video games (think Wii, Playstation etc) with your friends or family. The shop is located at a quiet corner of Novena Square 2. The prices which are about $6 to $7 per hour are reasonable to Mr. Robotic as it is about the same prices for movie tickets anyway. One, however, is required to sign up as a member first before using the facilities, which involves a one time $10 charge. Apparently, there is a promotion for now and that charge is waived.

Since it was a Thursday night and just after office hours, it was rather weird for Mr. Robotic to be in office attire (Mr. Trust Me and Ms. Hysterical were in casual clothes as they were on course for the day) and swinging the Wii remote to and fro vigorously. But as Mr. Robotic's got drawn into the game and got a good workout on his forearms from swinging (for real as Mr. Robotic is sweating from it), that awkwardness just fade into the background.

The trio challenged each other to Raving Rabbits 2 and Wii Sport. Raving Rabbits has cutesy graphics and involves one in a variety of random tasks like washing clothes and spinning the porcelain plates while Wii Sport as the name suggest has games like archery and volleyball (Mr. Robotic and Ms. Hysterical hate to admit it but Mr. Trust Me is good at virtual volleyball).
Boy were there competitive streaks in Mr. Trust Me and Ms. Hysterical and you can see the fire (i.e. determination) in their eyes. Sadly, both of them didn't think of Mr. Robotic as much of a competitor. So how did the score go?

Raving Rabbits:
1st - Ms. Hysterical
2nd - Mr. Robotic
3rd - Mr. Trust Me

Will Sport:
1st - Mr. Trust Me
2nd - Mr. Robotic
3rd - Ms. Hysterical

So overall, it is a tie? Well... Mr. Trust Me and Ms. Hysterical are of course not contended with the results and swore for a rematch. Till the next Wii battle~