Monthly Archives: February 2016

Cirque Eloize iD

The circus is in town! Last Friday, I took Adam to Marina Bay Sands to catch Cirque Eloize iD and we had such a good time.It was so awesome to see his face light up  with excitement with every act. He kept turning to me and saying Wow! and it was obvious that he enjoyed himself very much.

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all dressed up for Cirque Eloize iD

Adam was particularly impressed by the opening act of the very strong man who was able to lift and throw a woman with the greatest of ease and even balance her on the top of his head! He kept wanting me to try balancing him on my head during the interval.

He couldn’t tear his eyes away from the act in which one of the performers climbed up several chairs that were balancing on each other. He whispered that he was scared (so was I!) that the man was going to fall and was so relieved when the act was a great success. The bicycle stunt involving a member of the audience also had him on the edge of his seat.

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acrobatic skipping

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juggling

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spinning in a giant metal ring

I loved how the creative projections brought the set to life and transformed the stage from an urban setting of tall buildings to a busy construction site and many other eye-popping futuristic images. I was fascinated by the flexibility of the contortionist and when I thought she couldn’t possibly bend any further, she proved me wrong and blew my mind!

My favourite bits were the aerial acts of the hoop and silks and I was awed by the strength and agility of the performers. The energetic dancers that tied the acts together also made this circus act unlike any others I have seen.

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this had the audience on the edge of their seats!

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amazing control of the bike

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the most flexible person I have ever seen!

Cirque Eloize is an impressive visual spectacle that will entertain and wow the entire family. Catch it before it ends on Sunday!

CIRQUE ELOIZE iD

Season: From 27 Feb – 6 March 2016
Venue: Sands Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Wed – Fri: 7:30pm; Sat: 2pm and 7:30pm;
Sun: 1pm and 6pm
TICKET PRICE:  From S$45
INTERNET: www.MarinaBaySands.com/ticketing or www.sistic.com.sg
PHONE: +65 6688 8826
IN PERSON AT: Marina Bay Sands Box Offices

Disclaimer: We received complimentary tickets to watch this performance. All opinions are my own. All photos used are from Cirque Eloize.

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Disney On Ice Magical Ice Festival Giveaway!

We are huge Disney fans here in the Wee household and we can’t wait to catch Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival at Singapore Indoor Stadium during the March school holidays from 11 Mar to 20 Mar. Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival will feature magical moments all the way from the wintery world of Frozen to the watery wonderland of The Little Mermaid. The spectacular show will also include Rapunzel and Flynn from Tangled and the enchanted setting of Beauty and the Beast!

The kids are really looking forward to see their favourite princesses in action and I bet they will be frozen to their seats (haha…) when Elsa and Anna take the stage. Personally, I love to see the mascots like Mickey Mouse and gang on skates! They look so ungainly in their costumes but can somehow glide across the ice so gracefully and are simply mesmerising to watch.

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Anna & Elsa

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I like warm hugs!

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how amazing do Rapunzel and Flynn look??

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Tale as old as time…

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Mickey Mouse and friends

TICKETING AND SHOW INFORMATION

Season: 
11 – 20 March
Venue:  Singapore Indoor Stadium
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Fri, 11/ 18 Mar: 7pm; Sat-Sun, 12-13/ 19 Mar: 11am, 3pm, 7pm; Thu, 17 Mar: 7pm; Sun, 20 Mar: 11am, 3pm.
TICKET PRICE:  From $25
INTERNET: www.sportshub.com.sg
PHONE: +65 3158 7888
IN PERSON AT:   Singapore Indoor Stadium

GIVEAWAY

We are very excited to be giving away one set of 4 tickets for Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival to one lucky winner. The tickets will be for 18/ 19/ 20 March and the exact date will be confirmed later. The winner has to collect the tickets at the box office.

To qualify, simply do the following by Sunday, 28 February 2015, 2359H (Singapore time):
1. Like the ‘In the Wee HoursFacebook page.
2. Like the ‘Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival’ Facebook page.
3. Like and comment on this Facebook post telling me your favourite song from any of the four Disney productions (Frozen, Tangled, The Little Mermaid, Beauty & the Beast) mentioned in the post! Tag a friend in your comment.

Terms & Conditions: This giveaway is open to Singapore residents only. Winners will be contacted through Facebook message and will have 24 hours to respond, failing which a new winner will be drawn. All incomplete entries will be disqualified. All entries will be verified before the winners are announced. To be fair to our sponsors, please note that all fake Facebook accounts (e.g. accounts set up purely to take part in contests with no or very few real friends) will also be ineligible to win.

Floral Watercolour Workshop

It’s been incredibly hard to keep up with blogging this year because things at work and at home have gotten so crazy I can barely breathe. But I have an obsession with learning new things and so I managed to make some time (with help from the husband and one of my aunts) and signed up for a floral watercolour workshop. I dragged the sister along with me for company and it turned out to be a really enjoyable session.

I think technology has taken over our lives so much that there is an increasing desire to DIY and get your hands dirty. There are so many crafty workshops available these days but I decided on Natalie Studio for the watercolour class because the location was very convenient for me.

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Natalie’s samples

We paid $95 (the price has since gone up to $120) for a 3-hour class and there were 7 students in our class (but I think it’s supposed to be 8 cos there was one extra setting). There were a few sheets of floral samples on the table and Natalie our instructor demonstrated each type of flower with helpful tips on what to look out for and common errors.

After each demonstration we attempted the flower on our own while she went around and guided us and pointed out what we were doing wrong (too little water, too much force, etc.) When we were done with the different flowers, she showed us samples of floral wreaths, taught us how to plan the shape and layout, then we painted the wreath with her guidance.

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my attempts at flowers and a floral wreath

I’m glad my first learn-something-new class for 2016 went so well. I would like to try brush calligraphy, some kind of sewing workshop, and maybe work with leather or metal as well!