In 1 week, last week, I went to Singapore three times from Kuala Lumpur in a bid to take care of the venue, sponsors, and reception for the album launch event that took place last Saturday. I don’t think I’ve ever been this hands-on and so involved in my own event before. I think the last time this took place was during Beats Society times 2005-2006, but then again, during that time, I had a lot of full-time help within Singapore. Times have changed! I brought my Mak, who is a trusted interior decorator in her own right, to come along with me to one of the sponsors.

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Second Charm has a brilliant collection of custom-made retro furniture that looked like they came out of “Growing Up” set, except that they don’t have the “Kerusi Pak Awang”. These are fine Scandinavian and modern European pieces that were very popular during the Mod era. I particularly liked this one. I’m not sure what it is called, but it’s not enough for two, but just nice for me! LOL. I picked a few more, thanks to Mdm Sharifah who let me use it for staging at the Arts House! You can visit Second Charm at Shout out to Suhanah Hanipah for helping me out pick out some pieces albeit you were en route to Umrah!

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And then I went shopping. I can’t tell you where else I could get such a good bargain on bottled sodas like these. I had ransacked the Thai supermarket at Golden Mile Complex (no, we didn’t go to Thailand). I was rather shocked to hear the lady, who struggled to speak in English, that “no mo’ Fanta because Songkran”, but she said she’ll give me whatever she has, which was more than enough. Two Rayas ago, I served these babies at my Mak’s house with fancy straws, no less, to everyone’s delight. Thanks to Suzey for reminding me about these classic drinks! Thanks to Anne for helping out as well. More updates to come later!

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