Intersection at Chinatown Sussex st
Anyone who has ever found a place to call home in a foreign country would understand the bizzare feeling of taking a holiday back to your actual home.
You feel like the world slows down again, pace is lazy and comfortable almost instantly. But more awe is the feeling that things haven't changed as much as much as yourself. (Unless you moved into a cave for longer than the average time one needs to gain enlightment.)
beach outside my old work place.
well this is kinda how I felt being back for a month. I saw all of my closest friends, imported 2 pairs of new heelys, bought the acting bible, visited my old work places, went snowboarding at perisher, Cameo'd in the most talked about reality drama show, watched a youth theatre production, saw Sapphires the Australian film which I extra'd, attended a Comic Con and met Squidward and just before I left, visited the hospital where one of my closest high shool mates just became a father, he was also first to get married. It reminds me of how last year i just managed to catch one of my eldest cousins embarking motherhood in a Vietnam hospital. A well rounded trip, but I do wish I found time to see more old friends, or they would find time for me, but its kinda a lesson to learn not to wait for people, because anyone, especially friends can hold you back from growing and well your life and you wouldn't know what you are missing, and that's the sad part.
Back on SG Set (Actual appearance may not be as Spectacular)
So after touching down in Singapore again I parked my ass in a decent dorm hostel for 3 nights (they don't really do privates SG) and looked for a place to stay for 2 months (because I supposedly might have a job in NOV and Dec in Malaysia) and omg that was not easy, it took me 3 days. In between waking up at 5am on my 1st day I had to do my recurring Cameo for Point of entry the multicoloured English crime series of SG. (i noticed I'm describing extra work as cameo instead, it feels more redeeming) The amazing or strange thing is, I'm coming back to wrap my role as a client of an under-age prostitute, the scene this time: a night club I have no lines and yet they were willing to reimburse for my replacement airfare (i've yet to receive). They said they needed me early Sept so I booked 4th and then they said they need me ON the 4th so they would pay for a ticket on the 3rd. Thou Shalt Hath Faith in the Singapore Industry and their respect for... Cameo Talents.
See I have nothing to hide*
Anyway, about finding a place to stay, I settled with a place in Punggol, the north east limits of Singapore, a Swanky modern 3 room HDB apartment with a gay house mate and a puppy.
A friend of mine said that sounds like a recipe for a sitcom!
If only i was a more capable writer.
Now back to attacking the sets of Singapore, taking them down like Dominoes.
Performance Rating: 7/10
A fairly rough welcome back but the extra role was cake
Performance Rating 8/10 - Attendance is good, lines are down and I'm taking directions, but need to eat earlier before class and also learn to pay attention and HOPE that our co-stars get thru their scenes more.
Next is a School tourng performance about National service and Racial harmony, the rehearsals were at Joo Koon which is the maximum west/other side of the island from where I was, but cab fare was covered and it does give me time to think and measure my commitment. Luckily my role was the more minor of the 4, myself suiting the foreign character to actually promote racial harmony, somehow I always get the more minor roles, which id like to believe prevents me from certain fail. The director loved my "never say die attitude" and he proposed me to another production, however this one was in two days, required me to play 4 characters had a massive script and was about Singapore history and that would really be biting of more than I can chew, so I turned it down and part of me now does wonder how I would have done, even though I would have failed. I also signed up to be a kids party host, perhaps it is a bit embarrassing, and my skills are meant for bigger things but I do want the experience and also hey making kids laugh and smile!
I begin training as an assistant this Sunday. on another note I got the lead role of Pirate Captain Jack sparrow from an audition last weekend for a touring private corporate performance to promote beer brand on Thursdays and Fridays for the next two months, more on this later. Jak Arrows.
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