I visited SPCA for the first time in my life today.
But I’m not as lousy as the taxi uncle who took me there. I almost wanted to strangle him.
[Conversation with taxi driver, translated from Mandarin]
Me: SPCA, please.
Taxi uncle: Where is it?
Me: Er… I think Mount Vernon Road?
Taxi uncle: Where is it near?
Me: *wtf* You don’t know where SPCA is?
Taxi uncle: What SPCA?
Me: *incredulous* You don’t know what SPCA is???
Taxi uncle: No.
Me: It’s the place where they keep animals. People throw their pets there when they don’t want them anymore.
Taxi uncle: Dunno. Just tell me the road.
Me: Mount Vernon Road.
Taxi uncle: Near which major road?
Me: *wah lau!!* I don’t know. Do you have a street directory?
Taxi uncle: Yes. Slowly look and tell me the roads around there.
Me: *trying to find SPCA in the damn book*
Taxi uncle: Maybe I should stop here and let you find.
Me: No, no, don’t stop, I’m in a hurry. Uh… it’s near Bartley Road.
Taxi uncle: Where’s that near?
Me: *wtfbbq!!* Paya Lebar Road.
Taxi uncle: Ok. Hang on to the directory and let me know when we’re near.
Anyway, I managed to reach there on the dot.
I make it a point to be punctual for shoots. I try not to be too early because Singapore productions never start on time; people are always late, and I’m sick of being professional when nobody appreciates it. But I still have to be punctual to keep a semblance of professionalism. I just don’t want to overdo it, which sometimes gives me panic attacks when I cut too close to the call time. Haha.
I’m now acting in an episode of Stories of Love, season two, and there’s a dog in it, so we have a few scenes in SPCA.
Gosh, it broke my heart to see all the abandoned animals. Especially this one.
I love schnauzers. They’s so cute and loving and I think they have the most heart-wrenching puppy eyes of them all.
This schnauzer looked sad most of the time. I wish I could take him home.
I’ve been told that schnauzers are a breed that need the most attention and they’re also one of the most loving dogs around. It must have broken their hearts to have to part with their original owners.
My role in this one-hour drama is a university student and the best friend of the lead character.
I was actually up for the leading role, but because the filming schedule clashed with SNAP, I wasn’t able to commit to all the filming dates. So they gave me a supporting role which requires fewer days.
But I like this character I’m playing because it’s a personality I’ve never played before, so that’s interesting!
I’m this bubbly, outspoken, dorky-looking character to contrast with the leading character, who is sweet and shy and pretty. (Will try and get a picture of her tomorrow.)
Ok, I think I do the dorky thing very well because the Goonfather just walked past my computer while I was editing the above photo and he said…
“Eh! Why you wear specs? You look like a goondu.”
I don’t want to look pretty all the time. I mean, I want to look pretty when my character is supposed to look pretty. But I like looking different, even ugly, if the role calls for it.
But I want to play leading roles. Because it’s sad when you go to work and then your scenes are done early because you don’t have that many scenes and you have to go home early. Leading actors get to work all day, which is what I want.
I know that sounds crazy, but having to go home when everyone else is still working is like having to leave a party when it’s just starting to get exciting.
And don’t suggest that I hang around to watch them after I’m done, because that’s an even bigger evil. It’s pure torture having to sit there and wait and watch while other people are working.
This episode will be aired on September 13th. Will post a reminder nearer to the date!
If I can remember. lol.
Apparently, I was in World of Laughs last night, but I’m so busy these days, I totally forgot to watch it. Gah.
Life is stupid!
I think ghosts don’t like me. Life has sucked since the Hungry Ghost Month started. I better go to the temple and offer more joss sticks or whatever it is they like. Then again, maybe it’s not them because life started sucking since a week ago.
Let me dig a hole and hide inside.