Thursday, March 28, 2013

[Sponsored Video] Alumni Inspiration - Singapore: Lin Huiling

Lin Huiling is a graduate from the University of London, taken in Singapore, and is now a Customer Development Executive at Unilever. She speaks about how studying with the University of London has helped her advance in her career.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

NAFA 75th Anniversary Concert

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Who knew that NAFA has been around for this long? Its actually been founded 2 decades and 7 years before our tiny island gained independence!  So a gala concert to celebrate is par for the course, with teachers, students and guest lecturers all taking the stage. Here's more information about the concert and  vocal soloists:

[Sponsored Video] A Day in the Life of Rich Moore

The director of Disney's new animated 3D movie Wreck-it Ralph takes us on an ordinary day at the Disney office, and shows us how helpful and fun the Samsung Galaxy Note II is! With features like the Multi Window Video Chat, Low Light Photo, Air View and Quick Command, the Galaxy Note II is at once for the most helpful, fun and fashionable accessory for this Hollywood bigshot.

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About Rich Moore
Rich Moore has directed numerous episodes of The Simpsons and Futurama, particularly during the first seasons of both  shows. He was also sequence director on The Simpsons Movie. Wreck it Ralph is his latest work, he also supplied the voices for the characters Sour Bill and Zangief of Street Fighter in addition to directing it.

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Documentary "The Audition"

This 1 hour and 47 minute documentary was recommended by the YouTube engines, based on my track record for watching videos about opera and silly celebrity interviews. It starts with tenor Michael Fabiano taking in a singing lesson in preparation for the Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions, going on to cover the competition proper. Follow these young hopefuls as they pursue their dreams of becoming a professional opera singer, its a great look at what goes on behind-the-scenes of our favourite opera productions:

Sunday, March 10, 2013

[Sponsored Post] Samsung Presents: How to Draw Ralph

Hoping to lay your hands on a free Samsung GALAXY Note II? Now you can have one, thanks to Disney’s newest hero Ralph! Ralph is the star of Disney’s latest 3D movie Wreck-It Ralph.

Take part in the competition now running at the Find Ralph website (, add up the missing pixels and complete the missing Ralph poster, and you may stand to win a GALAXY Note II as well as goodie bags!

Check out this new video to see how the GALAXY Note II can be a source of inspiration to create and draw!

And how about a chance for you to draw Ralph himself?

Bill Schwab, animator of the Disney movie Wreck-it Ralph, demonstrates in this video how to draw Ralph with the GALAXY Note II, starting from a sketch (by using the pen and pencil settings), then proceeding to add different nuances of colour.

Check out the video to learn how to use GALAXY Note II to draw movie characters like Ralph.

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About Wreck-It Ralph

Wreck-it Ralph marks the 52nd animated movie released by the Walt Disney Animated Classic series.

The hero of the movie is a video game villain, Wreck-It Ralph, who protests against his job and wants to become a hero. He journeys to other games, trying to change his image as the bad-guy-whom-we-love-to-hate, failing along the way until a terrible threat befalls the entire arcade. Here’s the chance for Ralph to prove himself, but will he be able to change his fate and save the entire arcade?

Rich Moore is the director of the movie. He is also known for having helmed episodes of The Simpsons and Futurama. John Lasseter is the executive producer, he is the Chief Creative Officer at Disney and director of some the most popular Pixar movies, including Toy Story, A Bug’s Life and Cars.

Games and videos can be found at the competition’s website (, so that you can find out more about the Wreck-It Ralph characters and the Galaxy Note II.

About GALAXY Note II

The Samsung GALAXY Note II is a perfectly portable smartphone with its wider and thinner body. Its 5.5” HD Super AMOLED screen with a 16:9 screen ratio promises to give you a great viewing experience. The newly redesigned S Pen lets you flesh out your ideas right away using Idea Sketch, as well as freely crop images with Easy Clip. The GALAXY Note II lets users multitask through apps like Multi Window and Air View, allowing you to do more, faster.

About Bill Schwab

Schwab started working at Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2005 as a character designer on Gnomeo and Juliet. After he has completed work on that movie, he went on to work on Disney’s Emmy Award winning holiday special Prep and Landing.

Bill was promoted to character design supervisor on Wreck-It Ralph. He is responsible for creating the look of the characters and designing the visual style of their world. He works side-by-side with the art director and film director to bring the characters to life from concept through to modeling, rigging and look development.

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LASALLE's Production of "Gypsy"

LASALLE presents their academic year-end production of Gypsy! Featuring a mostly ang-moh cast and creative team, it promises to be a spectacular production, one of extremely high professional standards combined with the intimacy of a small school theatre. Check out their trailer here, and get your tickets at the Events Page!

Friday, March 1, 2013

How I Spent My Birthday

Just so you know, 28 February is a public holiday in Taiwan (something about commemorating political victims), but rather than nest in bed as I usually do, here's a breakdown of what I did today for my university's production of La Boheme:

8am: vocalising
9am: lead choir practice
10am: sang choir and Alcindoro simultaneously
1pm: More choir practice
2pm: page turner
3pm: Rehearse Benoit

So it's been a busy day, but perhaps this is God's way of telling me that I may most likely have a career in this?