Sunday, April 24, 2011

we are Singaporeans. double confirm! :)

i'm a true blue Singaporean, grew up in the HDB neighbourhoods, love the hustles and bustles of the old estate, the familiar hawker centres, void deck shops, comfort food (and teh siew dai) :) even managed to tolerate and survive the noisy common corridors and screaming kids from the playground beneath the block.. hehe.

of course, i do have my fair share of complaints, discontent and gossips about the society, the education system, the not-so-gracious behaviour of some fellow Singaporeans etc. but at the very core of it, i am still happy and very proud to be a homegrown part of this little red dot.

once in a while, we come across local TV/movie productions that just blow you away - movies like "i not stupid"(Jack Neo), "881" (Royston Tan) etc. that have made a name even outside of Singapore, and i am proud of their achievements. 

even on our local TV, i have gotten addicted to some very entertaining 'homemade' small bites that are simply hilarious. here are two current must-watch on Mediacorp Channel 5, if you haven't already become a fan:

1) The NOOSE
premiered back in 2007, the Noose is now already into its 4th season, yet i have enjoyed and continue to enjoy every single episode of this (thanks to the recording feature on HubStation). don't miss the most entertaining impersonations from funny bones like Chua En Lai, Michelle Chong, Alaric Tay etc., on local news and heartlanders stories with a twist (and lots of humour)!

2) We are Singaporeans
"... a gameshow about everything and anything to do with Singapore - from history to culture to trivia! Hosted by Hossan Leong, contestants will get the chance to walk away with $10,000 every week. We Are Singaporeans debuts on Channel 5 on 6 April, Wednesday at 8pm."

i think the trailers are superb and very successful! just seeing how funny Hossan Leong is makes me wanna watch the gameshow and find out what it's all about. if you don't believe me, watch the series of trailers below (my favourites are the supermarket and 'kopitiam' versions). i couldn't stop laughing everytime it comes on TV, and i didn't even mind watching them again and again! lol. soooo good and soooo Singaporean! :)

(all clips courtesy of mediacorpch5 on youtube)

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