My Reelity

Is this the reel life or is this just fantasy?

Archive for April, 2007

Oh Darn

Posted by Ruok On April - 27 - 2007

I’m appearing in “2+1”, and its a real pity I’m unable to attend this screening. :(


Posted by Ruok On April - 26 - 2007

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Just An Actor Still Trying To Act

Posted by Ruok On April - 25 - 2007

Tonight, I got asked if I was a professional actor. Many many times.

You know what, after doing this for six years, I still can’t say it plainly that I am. Cuz I’ve always defined a profession as something that one makes a living off. I’m a professional in my own right, but truth be told, I’m not making a living off acting.

Last time I checked, my acting income hardly comes close to 10% of the other stuff that I do. And even though I do the other stuff to provide a way for me to act, it still sounds weird (to me at least) to call myself one, as I know fully this is hardly a viable profession for me at this time.

I guess I would call myself a non-working actor. But the last time I did that, I had my peers telling me that I’m too humble. -_-”

The way I see it, the only solution would be for my acting to become financially viable. Then I can proudly and safely say I’m a professional actor.

And that would be birthday wish.

That I have a financially viable acting career.

Short and But Sweet

Posted by Ruok On April - 23 - 2007

The past weekend has been quite a wild ride. This exhilaration, this rush, though not as strong as it used to be, was still good enough to remind me of why I loved the stage in the first place. And it was also particularly gratifying that I popped a few cherries in the process as well.

First off, was the stage. This was the first time I’ve acted in a theatre with audiences seated at the side, and it took me quite a while to get use to it. And after I’ve gotten over the fact that no matter what I do, the audience is going to see my backside, I begin to appreciate this stage. After all, this was kinda what early Shakespearean was, and I’m quite thankful that I had the chance to experience what the actors back then experienced.

short and sweet 002Second was I got my virgin bouquet. Nicole, who was the director of Pure Sugar, bought flowers for everyone, which I thought was very sweet of her. Yeah I did felt sheepish about receiving them, and even more sheepish carrying them back. 😛

Third was that, this, officially, is my first professional theatre stint. None of my prior stage productions can be termed as a “professional” one (even though I know it was all professionally done) and so to cap this on the eve of my birthday was really cool. I feel a bit guilty for waiting this long to do this for my first love, and I’m glad she didn’t take it too much to heart.

Fourth… this was the first time I was called a “stupid molester” by a ten year old girl (NO lah! I didn’t touch her lah!!), who also happened to be one of the cast of Pure Sugar. She started calling me that after I showed her my True Courage role…and the thing is, it wasn’t even a molester role! You see, this is precisely the reason why I don’t show this to women anymore. *sigh*

I’ve met quite a few actors over the weekend, some old, many new and for the most of it, I’m glad to find myself in such fine company. Six years of screen acting and most of the actors I’ve met don’t do it for the passion. And having met so many of such actors, I was really beginning to feel like I’m the only deluded fool out there… But over the weekend, I find many people with a passion for acting that quite rival my own, and quite suddenly, I don’t feel I’m that alone in this world anymore.

I’m also impressed with the quality of actors that came on board. I didn’t get to watch all the plays, but out of the ones I caught, a certain Stephany Aw impressed me very much in Jump. At 17 yrs of age, I’m quite sure this must be her debut performance, but from the way she act, you most certainly couldn’t tell. I’m sure she’ll go far one day. :)

I’m quite disappointed that most of my friends didn’t turn up… I guess they must have gotten so used to watching me perform for free hehehe. Ah well.

Happy Birthday

Posted by Ruok On April - 22 - 2007

Wherever you are, I hope you have a good one.


Posted by Ruok On April - 20 - 2007

I am so so tired.

Tomorrow’s the start of the productions. I was told tickets are still available for the evening run.

If you do head down, do let me know so I can thank you all in person after the show.

See you guys tomorrow.

Maybe Later (Mungkin Nanti)

Posted by Ruok On April - 19 - 2007

Kudos to boo for introducing this to me.

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Daring To Hope

Posted by Ruok On April - 19 - 2007

I’ve rather enjoyed our little chat as we made our way to the station.

And the things we’ve talked about made had me, after the longest time, daring to hope again.

It was really nice meeting you. And I really do hope the feeling’s mutual.


Posted by Ruok On April - 17 - 2007

I’ve been informed that tickets for Apr 21 and 22 have been all SOLD OUT!!!

We are trying to see if we can do a second run in for both evenings.

Please check back here for updates.


UPDATE!!!! Evening shows are now available!!! Get your tickets quick!!!!

Tau Ghay Kah Gui

Posted by Ruok On April - 16 - 2007

Literally translated, it means “bean sprouts more expensive”.

This is the typical response I get when folks realised that they have to pay to see me perform in the two plays this weekend. I guess the last time people had to pay to see me was when I just started to venture back into acting in my alumni performance for my hall of residence. And six years since, folks have been watching me for free.

That is until now. Somehow, it kinda feels a bit of a full circle.

Have not been blogging about the rehearsals because I’ve been too busy. Tonight’s a little respite before I’m overwhelmed by rehearsals again. So I might as well attempt a little summary of how this stage thingy is going for me.

If you don’t know, stage is my first love. But I kinda left her twice, first was when I went about making sense of my education and being a true corporate slave; second was when I had made sense of my education (it was non sense) and decide to pursue my dreams.

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