Scanning newspapers is a pain!
I had to scan this in four separate pieces, straighten them one by one, then painstakingly splice them together.
This is a report on the Nuffnang Blogger Flash Mob by The New Paper (Monday, June 17, 2009).
Not a very flattering report, but that’s okay. I think they’ve chosen a rather flattering picture of me so I’m happy.
The photographer is really good. I didn’t even realise anyone was taking my photo while I was dancing!!
Anyway, I want to thank everyone who followed me for this event. I hope you all had fun, even though the event didn’t pan out as expected.
There have been some criticisms, like how there’s nothing “flash mob” about it since it happened in too enclosed a space and there was a media circus waiting around with giant cameras.
I think critics shouldn’t be too harsh, though. It’s still an experience and the organisers put up an admirable effort to gather over 200 bloggers together to do something silly.
Certain circumstances were unforseen, such as the construction works around the chosen area and the swarm of enthusiasts from some photography club.
Some segments could have been done better, like maybe the pillow-fighting actors shouldn’t have been around to pose for photographs before the flash mob started.
But every event has hiccups and people learn from it and do better next time.
And I’m sure there were people who had fun and I think that’s the most important thing!
Here’s a video of the event made by cute, talented Jayden.
Now, I had asked you guys to vote for my outfit for the event. I got a roughly equal number of “cute” vs “sexy” votes, so I decided to go for a combination of both! =P
Actually, it was the only decent thing I could find that could easily be worn under normal street clothing.
This is what I wore over it:
My wonderful, ever-supportive friends:
Minou and I were holding on tightly to Morte because he kept trying to escape. The photo was taken by Wang Wang while we were waiting to strip.
The Goonfather was hiding in cafe at this time.
You can see two gawkers to the far side, lol.
Anyway, we performed our silent dance, which wasn’t silent at all because everyone was cheering and yelling. And then before we knew it, it was over.
We were told to walk off but nobody wanted to walk off. Everyone was too busy posing for photographs.
Well, that’s what you get when you organise a flash mob for bloggers.
It gives new meaning to the “flash” in flash mob.
Perhaps a new trend of flash mob will arise from this, eh?