My Reelity

Is this the reel life or is this just fantasy?

Archive for November, 2006

Without Warning – Aftermath

Posted by Ruok On November - 29 - 2006

The feedback I’ve been getting for my performance has been generally very good, and I’m really glad I didn’t suck after pestering so many people to watch. πŸ˜›

As you all know, this role was my most challenging by far; its my first crying scene and I had really hoped that I won’t end up a crying shame. So I was really happy and relieved when people tell me that they were moved and were close to tears. I guess if I were any better at it, I would have made them cry. (Bah, I’ll get them the next time πŸ˜‰ )

I’m also happy some people had felt this was my best performance to date, even better than my *koff* pour boiling water over some woman’s face *koff koff* role. Hopefully, the powers that be thinks so too, and I can finally shed my bad guy stereotype.

For my overseas friends, here’s an excerpt from the show :

Do note that the full two episodes are available for viewing via mobtv. Look for episode 5 and 6.

Thou, Thee, Thy & Art Thou

Posted by Ruok On November - 29 - 2006

Went for my very first Shakespeare audition over the weekend, and boy was I nervous. I think its also because its been a long time since I last did a stage audition and the unfamiliarity of it all just made me felt like it was my very first audition all over again.

Its a strange thing; returning to the stage. Like a forgotten lover her embrace is cold, her touch bereft of the warmth I’d leave her. I can almost feel her delight at my stumbling; almost feel her contempt coarse through my ambling limbs. Tis strange this manner she entreats on me, her former love; strange for she be the first to spurn and not I. Her touch and embrace I doth yearn thus, but jealousy I fear doth cloud the vision of my mistress.

I guess that’s what doing Shakespeare does to you, I’ve been breaking out into such prose all week last week. πŸ˜› Anyway, for those who are curious, my audition piece was a soliloquy by Benedict, Act II Scene 3, from “Much Ado About Nothing”. Unfortunately, it was a bit too long for the audition (silly me failed to notice that they asked for a 1 minute monologue) but they let me finish the first one anyway. Phew. Its a pity I couldn’t do the second part though, but thats just the actor me lamenting a lost chance to do more Shakespeare.

I really enjoyed preparing and doing the piece, and the reason, I half suspect is that I can really identify with Benedict’s character. I particularly loved this line :

“But till all grace be in one woman,
One woman shall not come in my grace.”

Hehehe. Oh Beatrice, Beatrice whereforth thou art my Beatrice?

My First Screen Kiss

Posted by Ruok On November - 26 - 2006

From Without Warning : Bioterrorism
(Scene from “Without Warning : Bioterrorism”)

Let there be more! πŸ˜€

See Stars Part Umpteenth

Posted by Ruok On November - 23 - 2006

Just got this text msg :

“Saw u last night as printer. Not as natural as Dr Teo. U turned 2walk away, think u tried 2 avoid table. Turn was awkward. Nice shirt though.”

Apparently, I was on TV last night, and apparently, the PA has spotted me again.


On another note, its nice to know I’m a Star. πŸ˜€

You are The Star

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

The Star is one of the great cards of faith, dreams realised

The Star is a card that looks to the future. It does not predict any immediate or powerful change, but it does predict hope and healing. This card suggests clarity of vision, spiritual insight. And, most importantly, that unexpected help will be coming, with water to quench your thirst, with a guiding light to the future. They might say you’re a dreamer, but you’re not the only one.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Without Warning II

Posted by Ruok On November - 21 - 2006

Last Friday, I got a sms that read “Saw u last nite! Kissing ur wife! Dr Teo, Ha”.

The number was not in my phone book, so I proceeded to reply, “Thanks for tuning in! BTW who’s this?”

I did not get a reply but I got another sms from a friend informing me that the CFO’s personal assistant had recognised me from the previous night’s episode. Which means my unknown messager was most likely to be her.

A few months back I had went for an job interview with this CFO and she, the PA, was there as well. According to my friend, the position has yet to be filled, but this little episode might have just blew whatever slim chances I had… sigh.

I knew this day would come, but I’d never expected it to come… without… warning… >.< Anyway, do catch this week's episode of Without Warning. All my key scenes are in this one, and this is prolly the first time you'll hear me sing (and cry) on national television.

Date : 23 November, Thursday.
Time : 9pm
Channel : 5

Hungry Like A Wolf II

Posted by Ruok On November - 17 - 2006

Talk about life imitating art again. I woke up late for my shoot (somehow I didn’t hear the alarm go off) and had to rush off on an empty stomach. I didn’t even had time for a much needed caffeine fix as well. So yeah, I was literally hungry like a wolf while acting as a colour wolf.

I really should pick the title of my blog posts with care next time. πŸ˜›

As I was running late, and due to the long queue at the make-up department, I had no choice but to go without any make-up. I was half expecting to get yelled at on location but a bemused director told the make-up artist on location that she felt I was made-up too “beautiful” to be a colour wolf (she mistakenly thought I was made up already). So she ordered that I be touched “down”. Make him more “恢Γ₯ΒΏΖ’” (disgusting), was her exact words.

Gee, I think this is the first time I’ve been touched “down”. Hehehe.

Read the rest of this entry »

Without Warning

Posted by Ruok On November - 16 - 2006

Sometimes, I’m beginning to think if my life really imitates my art. This morning, I checked the Mediacorp website to see if I could find clues of whether my episode is on or not. I think I saw somewhere that it is episode 4 and the synopsis was also about another story, so I went out thinking that my episode is on next week.

But as I was trying this new skating machine in the gym, and viewing the numerous tv screens before me, I caught a glimpse of a familiar scene in one of the screens to my right.

No prizes for guessing this one, they were showing a trailer of tonight’s episode, which just happens to be the episode(s) I’m on.

Just like that, without warning at all.

Due to knowing this at the very last minute, I had to SMS to all my friends. Which was quite ironic because I’ve met up with them recently and they were complaining about how I don’t give SMS alerts anymore. Which was incidentally, their way of telling me they don’t read my blog. -_-”

Anyway, for those who do, please tune in to tonight’s episode of Without Warning, Channel 5, 9 pm. Sorry for the late notice, but I also got to know of this at the very last minute. :(

On another note, I hope my life don’t imitate my art of being a lecher tomorrow. πŸ˜›

Update : I swear my frens are gonna dub this the “ruok” episode. -_-” Oh there is a second part, so stay tune to the same channel same time next week!

Hungry Like A Wolf

Posted by Ruok On November - 14 - 2006

And so it is,
Like I said it would be,
I’ll be a 色狼 (lecher) one day,
so now is the time…


I got my first lecher role today. And she’s the intended victim.

Sadly, I don’t get to have my way with her in the end. Darn.

Whats Your Sign Babe?

Posted by Ruok On November - 11 - 2006

Never Date an Aries

Impatient, restless, and selfish – it’s a lot of work to make an Aries happy.
And if you drop the ball, your Aries will be gone faster than you can say “I’m sorry”!
Instead try dating: Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, or Pisces

Actually, one of my best girl friend is an Arian. Now I know why we are just friends. *grin*

Scary & Damaged

Posted by Ruok On November - 9 - 2006

My Monday nights have never been the same without Grey’s.

Grey’s Anatomy Season 3 Official Preview Music Video

Sigh. (Oh, this song was also featured in Season 2, Episode 21)