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I write songs, I sing them... I play the piano and a little bit of the guitar.. I've released 5 albums of music, I love the scent of freshly fallen rain and the scent of lavender on bedsheets. I would drink tea all day long if the caffeine didn't keep me up at night. I hate driving in L.A traffic. I would love to one day catch the squirrel that steals the plums from my tree and make him a pet. I don't watch TV anymore. My 3 year old daughter is more entertaining than any TV show could ever be :)

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Saturday, July 02, 2005

TV and chewing gum

"Television is chewing gum for the eyes." ~ Fred Allen (1894-1956)American comedian

How true....Even when there are no viable programmes to watch on TV, my fingers reach for that remote and automatically click on the buttons to find something to watch..ah....distrations, distractions!

So it was one early morning at 3 a.m this week when I scrolled through the cable channels and lo and behold, I found myself on AZN, a cable channel aimed for an asian american audience. I found myself watching, a made-in-Singapore TV drama called "The Hotel".

It was so bizarre and surreal to be watching a drama from home on a TV screen in Los Angeles. Singapore is also the only country I know that has banned chewing gum. So, my mind swirls just thinking about the metaphorical possibilities of making chewing gum out of a TV program.

I promptly put a season pass for the drama on my Tivo.....won't be too long till the next gumball.

11 Comments:

Blogger Deborah Li said...

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Sunday, July 03, 2005 2:24:00 AM  
Blogger Deborah Li said...

I've never heard of that drama in Singapore. Is it done by Singaporeans with Singapore actors, or is it just FILMED there?

Sunday, July 03, 2005 2:24:00 AM  
Blogger jeffyen said...

It's called 大酒店, with sg actors. More here.

Sunday, July 03, 2005 5:36:00 PM  
Blogger chiupee is our friend said...

hi corrinne. haha the hotel is a rather old drama. if im not wrong, it was filmed sometime during the end of 2001. and aired the following year. i was an extra for one of them scenes. got paid like $60 for 1 hour, and cant even see us at all. haha counting down to your concert here in sg.

Sunday, July 03, 2005 8:41:00 PM  
Blogger Wynx said...

Chewing gum ban is lifted in a way. That is if you use gum for medical purposes...But seriously..I can't be bothered...

Just looking forward for your concert in August.

Monday, July 04, 2005 1:10:00 AM  
Blogger Deborah Li said...

Oh. thanks Jeffrey. Now I remember it...

Monday, July 04, 2005 6:41:00 PM  
Blogger Je||ybEaN said...

Hi Corrinne... i know how nice it is to see stuff from home when u're so far away... even seeing a pack labelled 'singapore noodles' in the supermarket got me all excited when i was overseas for awhile. haha~ Anyway, I'm looking forward to your concert too! *grin*

Cheerios!

Tuesday, July 05, 2005 1:45:00 AM  
Blogger tee said...

hey corrinne

chanced upon ur website after seeing an advert of ur album promotion in singapore. i think it's really cool that u're coming home to perform. i hope to find any fren who can go with me to the esplanade to see u!

reg.tee

Saturday, July 09, 2005 9:28:00 AM  
Blogger michiru48 said...

Hey corrine... just left a scribbling on your website guestbook. I'm very much amused by your entry. I haven't really seen this show at all in singapore, but I've seen the ad... Well... I'm really inspired by your music... hope you could comment about my recent ranting... =)

- Good luck for the concert -

Saturday, July 09, 2005 11:22:00 PM  
Blogger The Woman said...

Hi Corrinne,

Are your songs inspired by papa Jesus? I must say I was deeply moved after examining the lyrics of 'Everything in its time'. I've got a blog post on how it moved me at http://ninauhiah.blogspot.com

Sunday, July 10, 2005 1:30:00 PM  
Blogger YL said...

concert tickets sold out?!?!?!?!?!?! any additions?????

all the best!!

cheerio,
yl.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 6:50:00 AM  

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