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ESSENTIALS
jack is responsible, patient, sensitive, imaginative, creative
and he hopes to be less over-sensitive, stubborn, idealistic, emotional
fav hangouts are marina square, parkway parade, suntec city, esplanade, kinokuniya, borders
supports Newcastle United FC
hates Man U
loves taiwanese dumplings (shui jiao), hor fun (w/o prawns), Delifrance "Les Sandwiches" (as always!), M&M (the peanuts kind)
hates seafood, all kinds of melons (esp watermelon), mushrooms, bandung (argh, what a colour!), qoo drink and tt obnoxious qoo creature

THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE
Living in accordance to God's will for me.
At peace with the surroundings and myself.
Care for and be cared for by loved ones.
A life devoted to creative endeavour.
Waking up early to breathe in the quiet morning air.
Playing the piano.
 
MUSIC
loves classical music esp piano, orchestral, chamber and lieder
favourite composer is robert schumann
schubert, mozart and beethoven comes in a close 2nd, 3rd and 4th (in that order)
fav pianists are Murray Perahia, Andras Schiff, Stephen Kovacevich, Clara Haskil, Maria Joao Pires, Radu Lupu, Geza Anda
 
LITERATURE
loves all kinds of drama, C19th novels, sentimental and lyrical poetry
favourite writers are heine, dickinson, shakespeare, ibsen 
 
 
 
 

music which i have enjoyed (this list is constantly being updated):
js bach - chromatic fantasia and fugue ; partitas ; sicilienne
beethoven - piano sonatas ; piano concerto nos. 1, 3-5 ; symphonies nos. 5-9 ; violin sonatas
bellini - norma ; the montagues and the capulets
brahms - lieder ; piano music (esp the late ones) ; symphonies nos. 1, 2 & 4 ; piano concerto nos. 1-2 ; violin concerto
berlioz - overtures ; harold in italy ; symphonie fantastique
chopin - waltzes ; nocturnes ; ballades
dvorak - symphony nos. 8 & 9 ; cello concerto
franck - violin sonata
handel - water music suite
mendelssohn - violin concerto in e minor ; symphonies nos. 2, 4 &5
mozart - piano sonatas ; piano concerto nos. 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26 & 27 ; oboe quartet
saint-saens - carnival of the animals ; piano concerto nos. 1-5 ; "organ' symphony
schubert - lieder ; piano sonatas ; wanderer fantasy ; symphonies (esp the' unfinished')
schumann - EVERYTHING!
sullivan - operetta overtures ; the mikado and hms pinafore (cpte operettas)
tchaikovsky - ballet suites ; piano concerto no. 1 ; violin concerto ; roccoco variations ; symphony nos. 4, 5 & 6
weber - konzertstucke ; overtures ; der freichutz and oberon (cpte opera) ; chamber music ; clarinet concerto in e minor
 
plays which i have enjoyed (list constantly being updated):
ibsen - hedda gabler ; a doll's house ; pillars of the society
strindberg - the father ; miss julie
brecht - mahagonny
marsha norman - 'night mother
donald margulies - dinner with friends
alfred uhry - driving miss daisy
eugene o'neill - long day's journey into night
arthur miller - death of a salesman
tenessee williams - the glass menagerie
edward albee - who's afraid of virginia woolf
joe penhall - love and understanding
terence rattigan - the browning version
david auburn - proof
georges feydeau - a flea in her ear
dario fo - accidental death of an anarchist
oscar wilde - an ideal husband ; the importance of being earnest
kuo pao kun - no parking on odd days ; the coffin is too big for the hole
tan tarn how - lady soul and her ultimate 's' machine
 
PS: Here's an additional list of some great pieces of classical music for newcomers to this genre. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did :)
 
vivaldi - four seasons
beethoven - symphony no. 5 and 9 ; piano concerto no. 5 'emperor' ;  violin sonata no. 5 'spring'
mozart - jupiter symphony ; overtures ; piano sonata in A (the one with the turkish march)
mendelssohn - violin concerto ; incidental music to midsummer's night dream
saint-saens - carnival of the animals
tchaikovsky - nutcracker suite ; symphony no. 5 ;1812 overture
rachmaninov - piano concerto no. 2 and 3 (shine)
handel - water music suite
 
*the above are all very accessible, melodious and often familiar pieces. but another way to start listening is to get the compilation albums like 'classical chillout' or 'the best classical music in the world' and discover your favourites from there. 
 
 
 
   
 

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One of my fav. spots: the now-defunct playground on top of parkway parade

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during the sunrise party at bintan...someone suggested we do a (supposedly romantic) scene from some movie, so zar and i gamely posed...ohmigosh, it looks like i'm reprimanding her or something!

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The Writers Lab gang, 20.9.2003 @ Theatreworks, Fort Canning Centre
(fr L to R: Chen Seong, Grace, Liz, Joce, Me and our mentor Tarn How)

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Alvy, Fristene and I @ Swensens Plaza Singapura after we watched Infernal Affairs 2 (Not as nice as the 1st one)

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My friends and I at Cineleisure...
(Standing, fr L to R): Loon Tze, Me, Faith, Chong Kian
(Seated, fr L to R): Clare, Darius, Ying Ning, Peiling

Created on 17/6/2001
Updated on 10/5/2004