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Youth.SG’s Feed Me Finale Concert @ Home Club

Free sticker and CD at the door
Free sticker and CD at the door

I attended the Youth.SG’s Feed Me Finale Concert at Home Club, Clark Quay two weeks ago. It was interesting to see how the Feed Me campaign drew a very different young party crowd compared to the homely kids the portal usually attracted.

For any web portal, the main challenge faced when holding physical events is to draw out your audiences who tend to be social-introverts, more comfortable holed up at home in front of their computers. Kudos to the current Youth.SG tag-team of Lai Chow and Stanley for pulling a healthy turnout for their finale concert.

I stayed through the first set of performances by King Kong Jane and Tan Diya. I left early after that as my stomach was growling as I came straight to Home Club after work without dinner.

King Kong Jane
King Kong Jane
Tan Diya and King Kong Jane
Tan Diya and King Kong Jane
The lead singer of King Kong Jane, Colin, is Diyas university classmate
The lead singer of King Kong Jane, Colin, is Diya's university classmate
Tan Diya solo
Tan Diya solo
Sizable crowd
Sizable crowd

The campaign is a showcase of youth expression in Singapore whereby three home-grown indie bands are paired with three celebrities to record a song and a music video each. All the three music videos are directed by talented up-and-rising local director, Boo Junfeng.

You can check out the music videos below:

King Kong Jane Feat. Tan Diya – Our Secret

The Fire Fight Feat. Joakim Gomez – All These People (Call This Love)

West Grand Boulevard Feat. Rosalyn Lee – Beautiful Green Beast

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Three Generations of Youth.SG

This year, I spent my May Day with some of the ex-Youth.SG crew and the current Editor. The super intern during my era, Melvin Ryan Tan, brought us to Pitstop Cafe to speed-play board games.

Here’s a group photo taken at the cafe:

the gang!

From Left to Right: Melvin Ryan Tan – super long serving intern who still reads Youth.SG daily even when he is serving NS now; Low Lai Chow – current Editor; Rachel Chan – the fiercest ever intern who dared to scold the MCYS bosses; Alvin Lim – the 2nd Generation Webmaster; Julian Lim – the 1st ever Webmaster

3 generations of youth.sg

Three generations of Youth.SG: represented by the three goons who made it happened. 🙂 Which era do you like best? Julian’s, Alvin’s or Lai Chow’s? (better be MINE, hahaha)

Anyway, Lai Chow also wrote an entry about this on where else, but Youth.SG itself. It’s a much more interesting post than mine as I have always been lazy with words. Do read it.

On our way home, Julian remarked that if we gather all the Youth.SG alumni, we can probably form a small company. During my time alone, there were more than 10 staff who came and went – Melvin, Nicole, Rachel, Jiali, Ziana, Kaiyan, Cassandra, Calvin, Kenny, etc. This is excluding the volunteers and bloggers who contributed articles here and there – Atiqah, Kumaran, Han Ting, Ding An, Yuting, Xiaohao, Zak, Ephraim, Michelle, Martino, the Twohill siblings, etc.

Amazing hor?

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Fly by Night 5 years Retrospective

I have been a loyal participant of the Fly by Night Video Challenge, annually since it started in 2002. The challenge is simple:

The theme of the competition is announced on Friday night. You have one weekend to conceptualise and make your 5-minute video. All entries are submitted on Sunday evening and then screened on the same night.

There’s an adrenaline rush while cheonging to complete the video and I get immense satisfaction out of the end product.

In the first year, my teammates were Xai (working for the United Nations in Laos), Wan Churn (trailer producer at Channel U), Ailin (civil servant) and Sally Poh (producer at Moving Visuals). The theme was “Next 5 Minutes” and our short film was titled “Bliss in the Next 5 Minutes”. My team didn’t make it to the top ten.

In the second year, my teammates were Wan Churn, Xai and Ailin. Sally took part again in a separate group with her new boyfriend. The theme was “Fever” and our short film was titled “A Prayer in the Rain”. Again, my team didn’t make it to the top ten. Sally and her boyfriend’s short film did though. 🙂

In the third year, my teammates were Leon Kiong (motion graphics editor at MuVee), Chitra Kumar (final year student in NTU SCI) and Lai Chow (editor at Youth.SG). The theme was “#*@^” and our short film was titled “The Symbol Life”. My team finally won this time. Unfortunately, Leon has deleted the video from his hard disk even before exporting it. Hence I don’t have a copy to show here.

In the fourth year, I joined with Leon Kiong alone. The theme was “Green Apples” and our short film was titled “The Great Fruits Massacre”. We won again.

Finally, in the fifth year, I joined with Leong Kiong, Cheng Ding An (currently preparing for his feature film, Kallang Roar) and Rachel Chan (journalist). We didn’t win, but we will still join again this year. 🙂

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