After being bombarded by a particular Christmas carol everywhere this festive season, I finally went to google ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ to find out what it exactly was. And turns out…… its definition isn’t fixed! Do check out the relevant Wikipedia article, which is quite interesting.
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Baby I am sorry
Baby I am sorry
Long time no karaoke! So Karen and I went to K Box at Bedok Point yesterday evening, and opted for the K Dinner package at $23+++ (karaoke from 6 pm to 10.30 pm, and came with a meal and a drink).
We had three options from Manhattan Fish Market for dinner. I had chicken with garlic rice (and mango juice, right). The chicken came with a tangy sauce that was actually very spicy! The chicken was nice but a little tough. The portion was pretty substantial. Meanwhile Karen had seafood spaghetti (and honey lemon drink, left), which was nice and really peppery. Overall, reasonably good food, seeing that they were packed dinners.
(The third option was actually fish and chips, which I already tried the last time I was at K Box. I thought it was the best, actually. I guess deep fried stuff is always nice, haha.)
Anyway we sang and sang and sang and sang and sang all our favourite karaoke songs for 4.5 hours straight, and my throat rather sore by the time we left. Fun times!
Since my new year resolution is to learn as many new things as possible, when an opportunity to learn how to DJ presented itself, I seized it. Had never DJed in my life! (Neither have I ever clubbed!) :P
The DJ lesson was held on Thursday evening after work. The teacher was D, a DJ with ten years’ experience and a day job. There was one other student, J, a guy slightly younger than me. The lesson was held in Anaki Records, a small studio in a shophouse in Temple Street. On the ground floor was a seedy little karaoke joint – when I reached the place, I did a double take and wondered if I was at the right place. Turns out that the studio was on the second floor – upstairs. And the proprietor of the studio was a curious-looking fellow.
Decided to go for threading after work today. After I got a drink from Starbucks, I walked to my usual place, this small Indian beauty salon near Clementi MRT, when I passed this shop selling DVDs. They had a TV blasting a very familiar song. I stopped for a moment to listen, then decided to hurry on.
Suddenly, before I could stop myself, I turned back and returned to the shop. Approached one of the salesmen inside and asked him what song was playing. In response, he immediately gestured to a colleague, who then handed me a DVD box set. I asked the first salesmen if he knew the exact song that was playing, and he flipped the box over and pointed to one of the songs listed on the back.
I looked, and it was……
When one of their staff came to take our orders for dinner, she gave us three options, and both us picked fish and chips. Our expectations for dinner were pretty low, given the crappy food they usually serve for K Lunch. So we were pretty nonchalant when they brought in two small paper boxes while we were singing halfway. But were we pleasantly surprised when we realized that they contained fish and chips from Manhattan Fish Market! Probably from the outlet just downstairs in the same building!
Each box of fish and chips even came with small containers of chilli and tartar sauces. The fish and chips weren’t hot, but everything remained crispy. Washed down my food with a Shirley Temple mocktail, which tasted citrusy but odd.
Anyway we sang and sang and sang and sang all our favourite karaoke songs for four hours straight, and my throat was really sore by the time we were finally supposed to leave. The final bill came to $30.60 per person. A little pricey, but the food was way better than expected, and I had tons of fun!!! :D
Maybe it’s a myth I’m seeking you say
Maybe it’s a wild dragon chase anyway
But still I’m gonna listen to my heart and try
Pack up all my load
So long goodbye
rap from 孙燕姿《绿光》
I’ve always found the lyric ‘La, a note to follow sew’ rather meaningless, so (pun unintended!):
Excerpt from Do-Re-Mi
Doe, a deer, a female deer
Ray, a drop of golden sun
Me, a name I call myself
Far, a long long way to run
Sew, a needle pulling thread
Lah, a pragmatic particle
Tea, I drink with jam and bread
That will bring us back to do… oh oh oh
with apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein
There, while it may not sound better, but at least now it actually makes some sense! :D
I like Sandy Lam’s 《我坐在这里》 (an adaptation of Lene Marlin’s ‘Sitting Down Here’), especially the lyrics: