Best Highlights Of 2010

Posted: December 31, 2010 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                        Stardate: 64500.8 (Dec 31st, 2010)

Hours more before we had to say goodbye to 2010. Let the dead past bury its own dead. Old resolutions will be expired, and new resolutions will take its place. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming 12 months. 2011 will soon take possession of the clock of time. A new path will be shine for us all! Like fireworks casting its majestic glow in the night sky!

Well, its been worth. I don’t know about you, but this year 2010 has been really a good year for me. Meet new opportunities, getting to know new friends through cosplaying, and even been encourage to take up new challenges that seems indulging and really an eye-opener! Indeed, I’m looking forward to end this year with fond memories and looking forward for a brighter start for the new year 2011.

And so, here’s where I will flashback the best highlights of 2010.

SINGAPORE STAR TREK @ SINGAPORE AIR SHOW 2010
Feb 6th and 7th

Members of the local Star Trek fansite were been invited by our costume partner, MovieMania for this exciting event as Star Trek customers. At the same time, we will also get to see some of the aerial display and drool over those muscular jet fighters =P


OPENING OF *SCAPE
March 27th

A small away team of local trekkies (Star Trek fans) had beam down for the opening of this sporting and entertaining center, known as *SCAPE. This is where I made my first appearance by characterizing as the legendary Star Trek hero, Captain James T.Kirk. All I got to do was to wear the mask of Kirk and donned the Starfleet uniform that were seen in the current Star Trek movie. A Starfleet hero who braves almost every boundaries without giving a damn about it and who don’t believe in no-win scenarios! And this event is also where I get to know more cosplayers! =)


GHOST LAB: SINGAPORE PARANORMAL INVESTIGATORS
May 4th

In conjunction with Discovery Channel, Ghost Lab is based on two brothers, Brad and Barry Klinge, Texas natives and who had founded Everyday Paranormal in 2007. With their team of investigation, they have explored more than 70 locations and set a new standard in paranormal research with some of the world’s most sophisticated equipment housed in a decked-out traveling “ghost lab.”

Now, the SPI has been called upon to be part of this amazing opportunity, and to lead the excited participants as they investigate one of the deemed haunted place here, which comes fold from a true criminal case: Bukit Batok Nature Park.

SPI SPIRITUAL WALK ON ST JOHN’S AND KUSU ISLAND
June 26th

I was been encourage to lead this event, which makes me the organizer for it. There’s a saying: “There’s a first time for everybody.” And I’m glad that I taken that opportunity to lead both the members and participants that had registered for this event to set foot on both Southern Islands. Besides, I had long waiting to visit these two places. So why not take the lead at the same time?

At the end of the day, I’m greatly satisfied with the result of the event. It was truly worth it and I’m happy to say that I can manage well for the first time. But all this couldn’t have been worth without the support and confidence from a few senior members. I’m really appreciated by the motivation given and we shall strive to do well for future events =)

COSFEST 2010 – AN HAPPY EVENT
July 4th

Welcome to this yearly event where it was dedicated for the fun and loving, and a great opportunity to make new friends. For this year, I will not dress up as a Star Trek character like before. I wanna try something new, something that I always wanted to become. I seen them on TV, movies, from books, magazines, and I always find them thrilling and full of action when its time to get the ball rolling. I had all the things ready, and I’m ready to lock and load.

And this is where I go SWAT, for the first time ever! Believe me, I had never felt this good, the thrilled of it, been characterize as one =D

SPI ANNIVERSARY
July 10th

Two of our senior members had decided to welcome this opportunity to invite the members and friends for this wonderful dinner gathering at this famous Lau Pa Sat. More like a reunion dinner, as I would considered =)

So we spend the entire evening sharing endless jokes while enjoying the food and the open environment. It was a meaningful dinner gathering also. It teaches us what its means as a SPI family, as what our founder, Dr Kenny Fong wants it to be. To treasure the true meaning of its values, and the success that has been achieved.

BIG CARNIVAL
17th and 18th July

Taken place at Marina Bay Promenade, its dedicate for families to be entertained by the attractive line of energetic performances, engaging activities, mouth-watering food and endless games. Those participate for the contest and competitions will stand to walk away with exciting prizes if they won! =P

Despite of the earlier rain, the event still goes on. Especially for us, who still insist on getting into our costumes and to enjoy the fun. This is something that we wouldn’t want to miss out! =)

BLACK TECH BOOTH – COSPLAY FOR ALL!
Oct 9th

Black Tactical, which sells replicas of weapons and other solid gears had a booth in Funan IT. And also, to mark their new opening at the mall after been shifted from their original place in Bedok. If I had not came across the photo album been posted in one of the cosplayers in his Facebook whom I happened to know him during the July Cosfest, I would be sitting ducks at home the whole day. Seeing them dressed up in police and SWAT attire really put me on the edge and thrills me to the max! =D

So instead of wasting my time rotting at home, why not joined in the fun? =D Cosplay was been mentioned, and since I’m into it, especially when comes into SWAT, why held back? =) Also, get to know new fellow cosplayers and even got the chance to pose with Chiroru Hoshino, a 19 year-old Japanese girl who loves anime, games and just couldn’t stop singing! =)

SPI – HALLOWEEN FRIGHT NIGHT
Oct 31st

Till today, many of us still couldn’t stop thinking about that night. It was too fun, too thrill, too exciting, perhaps too much of it all! =D

Members of SPI were been invited to be part of this annual fright night of the month, and therefore shall make our horrifying presence behind the walls of the Asian Civilization Museum (ACM). Its the same as what we had did in 2009.

I had decided to become a SWAT-Infested Zombie. Yes, literally a SWAT cop been infested to become one of them. How I get this idea, is when I recall of a horror movie I’ve watched before. It does reminds you of the first-person computer game, Left 4 Dead (L4D). And other horror movies such as The Walking Dead or Dawn of the Dead.

Yes, its been a fun, enjoyable and indeed, a fright night to remember. Man, what a night! What a HALLOWEEN! =)


S’PORE TOYS GAMES AND COMIC CONVENTION 2010 PROMOTION
Nov 6th

Eleven chosen heroes (costumers) had beam down to this retail and entertainment hub of the city-state to participate and to promote for the upcoming Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention (STGCC) which will be held on December the 10th – 12th.

We are only to cover from Takashimaya Shopping Centre to Ion Orchard. Never mind about the weather, cause this is the part where we will get the attention and feels like as though we are Hollywood stars down the Hall of Fame! And yes, gear up as SWAT and “patrol” along the streets of Orchard was never been this thrill! =D

TEENAGE BIG DAYOUT 2010
Nov 7th

Dedicated for teens, as the same suggested. Its more to taking home the grand prize as those eager can took part in any of the three following contests: Teenage Icon 2010, Teenage Cosplay Championship and K-Pop Dance Battle. So on the last day is where the champion will rise from the participants who made it to the semi-finalists from these three following contests.

While the contestants battle their guts out for the grand prize, we too, had our own battle to take care with, which is to entertain members of public as cosplayers! =)


V FOR VENDETTA MOVIE SCREENING AT NGEE ANN POLYTECHNIC
Nov 24th

This school which campus is always brimming with much activities had invited MoviaMania for this V for Vendetta movie screening. So therefore, the in-charge of MM, Reno had send an invitation to us, cosplayers, to see who is interested to beam down. At the same time, to dress up as a character we like.

So, only six of us heroes were deployed on that day, with two of us not in costume. One is Reno and the other who shall be our minder and photographer. And yes, I turned up as SWAT, since Reno had listed SWAT in his list =)

So much of it had left me to had a phobia of the letter V ever since….

S’PORE TOYS GAMES AND COMIC CONVENTION 2010
11TH AND 12TH Dec

Taken place at Suntec City Convention Hall, this yearly ultimate pop culture experience will filled those avid fans of comics, anime, film, toys, collectibles and games with much more excitement and anticipation! Highlights will be illustrators from Marvel Comics, who will be sketching and speaking about their masterpiece.

Special appearance will be a female idol group, known as AKB48, which is Tokyo’s Akihabara-based female group. STGCC will have the AKB48 Meet the Fans session, where the fans will be given the opportunity to listen to their latest songs, play a game with the girls and if lucky, win a special gift from AKB48.

Besides enjoying in what appears to be like a walk of fame, I also had to become a “K9 Dog Handler.” Except that it wasn’t really a dog I had tame. Mine wasn’t your “man’s best friend” type…. But on the other hand, she’s cute. =P

And the last day, I had seize that moment to embrace the point of view. To be spontaneous. To do something unexpected! I’m DANCING! I’m GROOVING it! HELL YEAH!!!! =D


SPI INVESTIGATION – FORMER CID HEADQUARTERS
13TH and 17th Dec

Located along Eu Tong Sen Street, and a 5 – 7 mins walk from the nearest Outram MRT station lies a dilapidated building which turns out to be the former Criminal Investigation Department HQ. History records shows that it once houses Singapore’s worst and hardcore criminals, given the fact that it was located as part of the district point back then. Haunting stories whereby those lucky ones happened to witness sightings of paranormal lurks behind those windows when they pass the area at night. For some, can already felt a disturbance in the force, a presence that had not been heard or felt for a very long time. Stories gathered were mainly about the inmates, where they had committed suicide behind those cells, mostly by hanging.

We came to know about this place when we were been invited by members of Imperial Ministries, who had chosen this place for a scary event, which they called it as 13 cells. Practically referring to the number of cells which is located on the first level of the building, and had decided to turn this into an ultimate house of horror. Also, been made opened to the public for the first time. SPI were therefore, been invited as their partnership and also been given the opportunity for members to dress up as ghost characters. In turn, we are granted permission to investigate this place, as to whether the stories heard were true or just another series of rumours.

We’ve successfully managed to collect a whole documentary of “evidence” from these two nights. Ranging from placing objects on the floor to see if they move, from both EMF and temperature sweeps, voice recordings, CCTV, all link up to show us what we needed to know, and what we needed to present; should we were required to. And each one of them were significantly stunning, shocking, and not to mention, hair-raising.

With paranormal activity buzzing around, this former CID HQ can be deemed as one of the most haunted places in Singapore to be chalked up on the A-list. It has caught many attention, many thrill-seekers, and most of the stories heard, were all fact.

13 CELLS – X’MAS CHRISTMAS
25TH and 26th Dec

Ghostly invaders that terrorized the Asian Civilisations Museum during Halloween are BACK!!

After a successful paranormal investigations, its time to have some night of scary fun to be the ghost ourselves and tag along with the “ghost” and “ghouls” from members of Imperial Ministries. Its a sheer night of horror when we will enjoy hearing the screams been erupted from our victims as we spook them out from their skins. Christmas will never be the same again….

Singapore’s version of the Scary Movie =)

So there you go. The best highlights where I had hosted, been invited and experience for this year 2010. May the new year brings peace and prosperity to everyone in this world, and hope we can encompasses to our goals and dreams!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!

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Comments
  1. Azli says:

    WOW!! Not bad!! Good write up bro! =))

  2. Ryan says:

    Yeah man!!! No doubt these 12 new months gonna take you on a new ride with new challenges. Be sure to highlights those too before 2012. lol!

  3. Cosplay says:

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