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Skoda Car Cake Commercial

This is awesome stuff. Did I say awesome? It’s FREAKING COOL!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwBE1l6QexU?wmode=transparent]

 

It’s one cake I really don’t want to eat man! And then comes The Making Of:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb3tlVlJhgY?wmode=transparent]

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MDA Top Management visions for Singapore

… in a rap video no less. Artshub we are. Gotta show it.

I watched this video with a mix of horrific fascination and utter disgust. Not that it’s much of a difference. I don’t know. On one hand, I guess we have to give some rotten brownie points to these top dogs for trying… but on the other hand, I wish they hadn’t.

Such an irony though, that we’ve just classified a video game as M18. For one lesbiany scene. And the CEO raps about media choice. Choice of whom? The MDA? That’s not really ‘for everybody’. He also talks about ‘Singapore-made content to be number one’… And may I ask, what ‘Singapore-made content’ do we actually have? Considering how our locally made TV shows are utter crap, and of even lower quality than the already low quality Taiwanese ones.

Michael Yap seems to have a vision for ‘I.Jam, I.Rock’.. Hmm.. I see a similarity to Ipods and Ishuffles and Itouch. How… creative & original. I love Singapore.

And Amy Chua says ‘We classify media to give you a choice’, which is a policy of MDA I never understood. By restricting the options available to all age-groups, how is that giving us a choice? So presumably restricting 17-year-old kids fro watching Lust, Caution (AFTER THE CUTS) is giving us a choice. Awesome logic. I totally see it their way.

Man Shu Sam wants to put ‘Singapore content, on an international stage’, please, don’t. Not until we up the quality of our content. I don’t want to go on a vacation and be embarrassed to say I’m Singaporean. Already I am a little embarrassed when I haggle and they ask “OH! Singaporean??” and give me one of those looks.

My biggest pain was this:

‘Nothing but the best service for our customers
Fees and fines, we make it all the easier
This for the industry & public licensees
You can holler at us 24/7’

They make FEES & FINES easier. Sure, of course they do. But do they make the LICENCES application easier? Getting us to PAY PAY and PAY is what they try to improve on all the time apparently. But they can wait till 4 days before a show to REJECT the license application. 4 days my dears. 4 friggin days. Pffffffft!

All in all, if you are taking the video as it is, a marketing gimmick, I guess it works. Very well indeed. It’s gotten the attention from almost the entire blogosphere, even though it’s generally negative, maybe that’s the plan? Bad attention is better than no attention at all!

It is a try.. though I wish they hadn’t tried at all.

Watch the atrocious-ness in its entirety here:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc9cLNU1YdQ&hl=en&fs=1&]

If you’d like to sing-a-long, please check out Agagooga‘s blog here. He has kindly put the lyrics up.

Edit: If the embedded youtube link doesn’t show, the MDA version is here. And the actual YT link is here

Edit2: We have made it to The Guardian’s Viral Video Chart. Here.

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LMF San Miguel Commercials

These are kinda old but I still like them so they go here!

Chinese New Year:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOcpPbFppwg&hl=en&fs=1]

Dump girlfriend:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCSH9-z7soY&hl=en&fs=1&]

Christmas:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzlJnkFn3aQ&hl=en&fs=1&]

Santa Claus:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN1QdYoumAY&hl=en&fs=1&]

Truck:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZLjXsXXAkY&hl=en&fs=1&]

Wishes:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1ezGYHkHRM&hl=en&fs=1&]

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Maywa Denki

I watched the best show I’ve ever watched in my entire life. When I walked out of Concert Hall at Esplanade, I felt as if I could be knocked down by a car right that very moment and I’d be satisfied. I’d die without regrets, even if I had not achieved anything in my entire life.. I’d go without a second thought.

Maywa Denki. According to the website:

“Maywa Denki is an art unit produced by Nobumichi Tosa. It is named after the company his father used to run in bygone days. The costume is designed as a typical working uniform of Japanese electric stores, symbolising small/medium-sized enterprises that had once supported Japanese economy during its high-growth period. It’s unique style is indicated by a term he uses, for example, each piece of Maywa Denki’s work is called “a product” and a live performance or exhibition is held as “a product demonstration”. The products produced so far include “NAKI series”, fish motif nonsense machines, “TSUKUBA series”, original musical instruments, and “ARCLASSY series”, proposal of a lifestyle with Maywa Denki. Although Maywa Denki is known and appreciated as an artist, its promotion strategies are full of variety: exhibitions, live stages, performances, producting music, videos, writing, merchandising toys, stationery, and electric devices.”

The performance tonight was so full of fun, laughter, energy and absolute quirkiness that 1.5 hours just flew by as if only 5 mins had passed. It was that enjoyable.  Ours was the “TSUKABA series” so we saw a whole lot of DIY music equipment.. There were “Automatic Tap Dancing Shoes”, “Maywa Denki Dancers” from Taiwan who can only do the punching dance, “Singing Robot”, “Automatic Guitar” etc etc. There was a bass, an acoustic guitar, drums, electric guitar, saxophone/trumpet combination.. And everything is DIY. It’s all made up of parts here and there from all sorts of places. And the sound that these machines make, sound just like the real thing!!!!!

I was so impressed with the whole performance, with the commitment and the effort put into every single one of their machines. And that amidst that Tosa can still inject lots of humor into the entire performance to make it even more enjoyable. His charm and his charisma and his vibe of easy-goingness that totally endeared the entire thousand odd audience. I couldn’t take my eyes off him, cos everything that he was doing was so captivating, so… magnetic.

I’m not very good with words so it’s very hard for me to describe the concert. Just that FANTASTIC is a gross understatement.

A video montage of the TSUKABA series:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hnx3P2V4pRQ&hl=en&fs=1&]

And I bought this:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxBK2EdRvh4]

In pastel blue. Spent S$80 on it.

Horrendously expensive, time is only told in Japanese and almost practically useless as a real watch.. But it’s just damn cool.

BUT. I think the total experience was absolutely worth it. Concert tickets = S$35. Zihotch = S$80. Total = S$115. 1.5 hours of pure entertainment. How can it not be worth my dough?

I’d pay double to watch it again.

Some youtube videos to let you experience!

They did this too at the concert!
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q1hMe9hDrI&hl=en&fs=1&]

A music show:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Gd4lc045ns&hl=en&fs=1&]

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