Birthday wishes

Birthday dino

While trying my best not to sound stupid: HEY EVERYONE, IT’S MY BIRTHDAY TODAY! WOO HOO!


Anyway, as I’m writing this you might be thinking about sending me birthday greetings.

You might even be contemplating – dinosaur-gods forbid – giving me a present.

Whatever the case, I’d like to ask for a favour from all of you.

Two, in fact, since today is a special day for me, and I don’t often ask for favours.

Could I please trouble all of you to do the following two things for me?

  1. ‘Like’ the Checkpoint Theatre page on Facebook, and
  2. Sign up for the Checkpoint Theatre mailing list.

It may not seem like much to you, but it means the world to me.

Thank you in advance for making this special day even more special for me, and I hope you all have a great day too!


So it was Teachers’ Day last week.

I think my, er, advice worked – I received enough Ferrero Rocher to set up my own distribution centre.

Jokes aside, one present which stood out was the Teachers’ Day video done by 10A04.

Initially, when they bounded up to me to give me the DVD, I was like, “Wow! Mix-tape for me?

I was genuinely elated; I remember thinking: Wow, these piglets have grown! They put their PW skills to use and realised that a mix-tape would be a great gift for me because:

  • I like music,
  • Mix-tapes have symbolic value, in that they hearken back to an era that I often romanticise, and
  • Mix-tapes have artistic value, in that the choice of songs are not arbitrary but curated in order to achieve a certain effect on/send a certain message to the listener e.g. I’ve chosen these songs that I know you like because I want you to know I care, or I’ve chosen 12 of my favourite songs because I want to share my music with you (a deeply personal gesture, IMO).

Sadly, my happiness lasted for a while, because I soon found out that:

  1. It wasn’t a mix-tape, but a video, and

Wah lao eh! Felt somewhat cheated lor. LOL… Kidding, ya.

I really like the video; in fact, I like it so much that I want to share it with all of you here:

Click on this link in case you can’t see the embedded video.

Nice right? (BTW if you want to watch more stuff by Ansen Goh and Co., check out “A Measured Distance Away” and .)

I’m so glad they came together to do this, not only because the video shows how much they’ve grown as a class, but also because receiving the gift has made me re-evaluate my ‘preferred present list’ – I’ve just included a section called ‘Digital Art’.

So thanks, kiddos, for all the love. I’m proud of all of you.