Director by day, Performer by night!

17 Apr

Mezzé Films by day

Mezzé Flame by night

I love my Life right now. I get to do the two things that I LOVE by day, and by night.

In the day… I’m run Mezzé Films, helping my clients make videos for their businesses, corporate seminars and events… while at night… I run off and become Mezzé Flame, performing at the coolest parties, balls, festivals and all sorts of crazy events that celebrate! 🙂 Though… it’s always quite funny when by accident the two sides collide! Like when my clients catch me in full costume performing a fire dance, or when my performer friends catch me in action behind the camera directing and producing videos. Either way… I love the crazy balancing act that I call my work nowadays. Truly gratifying. Truly thankful.

Pastor/Cabbie- Samuel S. Yee

27 Mar

When I got into taxi SHD2179P last Wednesday afternoon, little did I know I would be grilled for my religious beliefs (or lack of) by the cab driver who later introduced himself as a pastor, Samuel S. Yee. Five minutes into the cab ride and he asked if I was religious, I explained that I was a Buddhist, his response was ‘What would it take to convince you that there is only one true God?’, at that point… I knew that I was in for the ride of my life.

He ranted on about the problems with other organized religions, and that none of these religions have a God… “There is only one God!” he extolled. When I explained that I believed in religious plurality, he answered that he was only going to ‘pray for me’. He dominated air time by complaining about how some of his followers have left his church after he had helped them for years, and by that time… I started to feel like it was getting harder to breathe.

When he finally dropped me off, boy was I glad to get the hell out of his cab. I wonder now if there needs to be some kind of restraining order on cabbies who feel like converting their passengers? And I wonder if Prime Taxi knows about what Samuel S. Yee is subjecting his passengers to?

Back from Bali – The Good. The Bad. And The Ugly.

19 Mar

Am finally back in Singapore, decompressing this weekend after spending the last three weeks in Bali working/playing my little heart out. This is my third year in a row there, and it has been an eye-opening experience as I am left with bittersweet memories of my time spent there.

The Good.

The most amazing part of my time in Bali came from spending time with Suri (my monkey princess), who has the biggest heart and the warmest disposition. Dog walking in the rice fields, constructing human pyramids, ferrying me around on the back of her motorbike, going for ecstatic dance classes, awesome movie nights, sharing with me copious amounts of good food, teaching me acrobatics, and catching me when I fall…. Aawwh… all of my best memories of this trip are connected to you. I will walk to the ends of the world (or a rice field) to help you if you ever need me to. 🙂

Nick. You are a friend that I will always respect, love and trust. Your spirit of giving, forgiving, positive energy and general silliness is just infectious. You are a natural born teacher, and the work that you do for the poi community at large is so astounding. For you, I can only wish you happy days ahead, and possibly a semi permanent street address in the near future? 😛

Banyan. Dude… you crack me up. I’m so glad that I got to know you a little better this time! Motorbike rides with you were super fun, and I will never forget how you managed to sew that large hole in your pants while still wearing them! Hilarious!

The Bad.

Was initially planning to stay in Bali for a much longer time, but I cut my trip short because I was being fed to the Balinese mosquitoes alive, and really missed the comforts of modern living at home.

The Ugly.

Met some individuals whose negative and inconsiderate actions really altered my experience on this trip. [You will be subjected to my complaints about these people if you choose to read more…]

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Welcoming the year of the Rabbit!

6 Feb

Definitely getting into Christmas mood…

17 Dec

Hello Health!

13 Dec

Finally! I’m regaining my health! And no longer feeling like DEATH with every breath I take. This 40 day super flu bug is finally about to be vanquished! No thanks to the local GPs who havebeen prescribing me pain inducing, vision reducing, energy draining drugs and useless pills of every shape size and color for close to a month! 😦

Heartfelt thanks to my Dad’s previous cancer doctor (now my ally and friend), Dr. Steven Tucker once again! For his prompt care and medical referral, that has sorted me out in less than a week.!?

And now… I finally get to enjoy this today… Yay! Little victories!

Theme song for the Unavailable

7 Dec

OK. I am a firm believer in theme songs, namely, your personal theme song. It’s like the song that would be playing in the background, when your character lights up on screen. Here, let me give you a couple of examples.

Introducing… Mr. John Travolta… cue “Night Fever” by the BeeGees! Better yet, let’s give a warm welcome to Mr. Sylvester Stallone… cue ‘Eye of the Tiger’ by Survivor, and the best example would be Ms. Alley Mcbeal… cue “Hooked on a Feeling” accompanied by animated Oogachaka baby dancing across the screen. Anyway… the list goes on, and I’m sure you get the idea.

So today… finally… I stumbled upon the perfect theme song for the Emotionally Unavailable while driving on the highway. It struck me like a ton of bricks because I’ve known this song for years, but have never really paid attention to it’s lyrics till today! I don’t think that I’ve ever come across lyrics that were so poignant, so honest, so brutal and so openly expresses the heart of an Emotionally Unavailable person. The song is none other than “I Want Love” by Sir Elton John. Released in 2001, the music video for this song even features one of my favorite actors, Robert Downey Jr. lip-syncing throughout the entire video.

Seriously, this one goes out to all of those who’ve had to deal with the Unavailable (or have been absent and/or Unavailable yourself). I’ve seen both sides of the coin, being Ms. Unavailable when I was younger, and now… very recently bruised (but not broken) by somebody who is Unavailable. Take it away Elton John! Feel free to sing along!

I want love, but it’s impossible
A man like me, so irresponsible
A man like me is dead in places
Other men feel liberated

I can’t love, shot full of holes
Don’t feel nothing, I just feel cold
Don’t feel nothing, just old scars
Toughening up around my heart

But I want love, just a different kind
I want love, won’t break me down
Won’t brick me up, won’t fence me in
I want a love, that don’t mean a thing
That’s the love I want, I want love

I want love on my own terms
After everything I’ve ever learned
Me, I carry too much baggage
Oh man I’ve seen so much traffic

So bring it on, I’ve been bruised
Don’t give me love that’s clean and smooth
I’m ready for the rougher stuff
No sweet romance, I’ve had enough

– Elton John