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FSAMO

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Hi lovely biscuits! Yesterday I got a bit of disappointing news. Some of you might know (if you follow me on Twitter, if not add me at @nabbycat) that I was involved in Short + Sweet Singapore which is a festival which presents 10-minute plays. I registered to be a director, picked my script, conducted auditions for actors, picked the cast for my piece, had rehearsals, was planning my lighting and set design and so forth, and all these within the span of a couple of weeks. Though there was really a time crunch and it was quite stressful, I was actually really looking forward to seeing the result of my rehearsals with my cast. The performance was scheduled for next week, that is, until the organisers decided to cancel the entire show. And this, one week before opening night.

Well, let’s just say I was shell-shocked. Especially when you are told that the reason behind the sudden cancellation is “due to unforeseen circumstances”. Shock soon turned into anger, then disappointment and now, resignation. The good news is that there is a chance that all the work my actors and I put in might not be in vain, there might be an alternative platform to showcase our work sometime next year, so all is not lost. Also I have decided to think positive and take stock of all the things I learnt from the experience – being in charge of how rehearsals go, sharing my vision with my actors and having them trust me, these were things completely new to me and quite amazing experiences in and of themselves.

Sorry for that long story but thought I’d document my thoughts during this whole period. Anyway, I decided to turn to my blog to cheer myself up since I haven’t really done that in a while. It’s kind of like blog therapy in a way. Looking for nice images and reading blogs can be a really good source of comfort – it’s like you can curate your own source of happiness. Here are some visuals that caught my fancy, enjoy! It’s really a hodgepodge of images but I guess that’s probably just my state of mind tonight.

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Thanks for listening (reading) guys!

Written by Nabilah

November 25, 2011 at 12:04 am

my hood and other wheres

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Quite a while ago (last year actually!) I participated in Swap-a-Roll and I was so happy to stumble upon my photos on Fuzzygreenlights as well as my swap partner, Ashirah‘s blog!

I remember being a bit stressed about making the deadline, so this roll of film is really a hodgepodge (don’t you love that word? I do!) of places that I happened to be at, with the later photos taken at different areas around my neighbourhood.

It was quite a refreshing exercise because I explored quite a few new places, like the wet market which I’ve never ever visited. There was an old lady that didn’t look too happy with me for taking her picture, I had to feign ignorance and just walk away calmly!

Here are some of my favourites:

Taken at the wonderful Telok Ayer Performing Arts Centre. which used to be a primary school. I come here every Sunday for theatre practice!

At the Supreme Court/Padang area near dusk, the photos came out dark but I kind of like them!

A lovely birdie at Bishan Park outside Greenroom Cafe.

Say hello to Slinky! Isn’t he so cute and fat?

Overhead bridge near my house, love the one with the contemplating man.

At the wet market, would have taken more photos but I was scared of the old people!

That’s my hood! (: Hope you like it!

Written by Nabilah

January 13, 2011 at 10:53 pm

LISTERINE® Bloggers Dare: Week 6

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How would you answer the question: “I’ve always wanted to _________.”?

You might want to learn how to dance hiphop, or to travel to all seven continents, or even to photograph all the cats you’ve ever met in your lifetime (that’s definitely one of mine!).

What have you always wanted to do? Do let me know in your comments!

Thank you to all my friends; Stanley and Antoinette of The Little Drom Store; Karen, Kenny and Renee from Books Actually; and Anna from Wonderwool for appearing in the video!

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It’s the last week of the LISTERINE Bloggers Dare! It’s been a really, really awesome experience! From the start, I never focused on the competition bit, but instead I focused on what you guys would like to see, and I hope I’ve managed to do just that.

Thank you so much for all your support!

Please do continue to comment, vote and repost on Facebook any of the videos/photos from all the 6 weeks – the winner gets $5000 to help them achieve their dream, and I could really use the help! Every little bit counts! (:

(If you do repost any of my videos on Facebook, do let me know!)

Also, just curious, which of the 6 posts did you like the most?

Week 1: nabbycat dares you

Week 2: Good Friend Hunting

Week 3: Fat Cat and Dentist Cat

Week 4: The Sweet Truth

Week 5: Art Attack x nabbycat

Week 6: I’ve always wanted to _____

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Lastly, for those that wonder whether the LISTERINE Total Care mouthwash is actually good:

Remember when I visited the dentist in Week 1 and got a gingivitis index of 75%? Well, after using LISTERINE Total Care for 6 weeks, I’m proud to say that my gingivitis has gone down to 30%! I’m usually a non-believer of these types of things but I can’t deny good hard evidence.

So yes, I do recommend using LISTERINE Total Care everyday. It has 6 active ingredients that help you achieve the 6 signs of oral health and using it for 30 secs every day is just one small step towards better oral health for you and your family!

Also, for those that have been following my journey since Week 1, do you mind helping out the Listerine people by filling out this short survey? It would be fabbydabby if you could!

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Written by Nabilah

October 22, 2010 at 12:42 pm

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