So done is this year’s Future Music Festival Asia.
After weeks of anticipation, skirting plans around March 16th, and curbing my fever so i’d be able to go, it’s finally over.
I can’t think of another music event i can look forward to this year now..!
I didn’t go for ASOT on Friday, and decided to just go for Sat instead.
Didn’t think i’d be able to survive two days in a row.
Which is strange cos when i’m in Europe, i can do an insane four days of festival in a row.
I think it’s just the psychology that i’m away from home and should spend every single day and minute werqing it.
Anyhows. I planned to be at FMFA at 5pm so i could catch Kyoto Protocol and run to watch Arabyrd.
But… stupid Taximonger… (i’m sorry, i know you’re the official taxi but you really suck. I made 6 bookings on the app, and 1 via phone call, got a few sms and email booking confirmations, and NOT A SINGLE TAXI TURNED UP. I deleted the app already. Can’t be bothered. Just gonna stick to MyTeksi.)
So Matt and Jacie came to pick Clem and i up in their taxi, and we arrived just in time for us to catch Kyoto Protocol’s last song!
Better than nothing
Fuad, Sarch, and Shak
Sueann, Sarch, me! Hmm… everything i have on is from Topshop, except my gold shorts which are from Beautiful Disaster. My gorgeous make up that day with rainbow-coloured eyeshadow is from Shu Uemura. Lippie from Topshop.
The backpack gang
me, Sarch, Mira holding my bag of sparkle i intended to throw on everyone.
This is the first year i managed to NOT put on any Christmas weight. You know how it’s done? The trick is… to be so busy cooking that you don’t have the desire or time to eat yourself. :p I was cooking for two days straight and felt so WEIRD after it was all over. Like, Whoa. I have no work to do. And nothing i need to cook… What do i do now… 0_o
That being said, i enjoyed EVERY moment of deciding what to cook, noting down ingredients to buy, splitting them into three different shopping sessions so i could book the necessary meats and get them when fresh and being able to carry everything, organizing what time which dish goes into the oven, etc. Out of ALL the time i spent cooking, there were four minutes i berated myself for being an ambitious idiot and wanting to cook for 25 people. Seriously, i thought to myself as i hurriedly chopped and washed six sticks of fennel, WHY do i do this to myself? DID I NOT LEARN from the last time?!
I am stubborn. And when the occasion arises, i get all ENTHUSIASTIC about cooking and knowing i’ve done it before, i know i can do it again… and do it and end up inviting a few extra people when i’m drunk -.-
Big Ben hovered around me as i prepared the potatoes to roast in duck fat, and said, “Who knew, that one day Joyce Wong (why does everyone call me by my name like this now!) will be in the kitchen.”
Me: Yeah, who knew :p
Ben: From your pass out days..
Me: Okayyyy Bennnnnn people grow up okay!
Friends started arriving at 3 plus cos i said the lamb would be ready at 3pm. I lied. Didn’t mean to. I just couldn’t wake up early cos i was so tired from the cooking and drinking the night before!
Pictures below stolen from EVERYONE cos i only took a grand total of five pictures.
I think Ah Hoong took this pic
Thanks for documenting my tree this year Clouds
Pumpkin for the lasagna
On the menu that day was:
Pumpkin & feta & ricotta lasagna
Slow-cooked roast lamb in butter beans & fennel
Roasted potatoes in duck fat
Oh and half a turkey from the day before, which was gone before the lamb came out of the oven cos that took 3 hours.
Baby and me! I thought the present was from her (kancheong time) but it’s from Chelle. On another note, i’m so glad i put aside 15 minutes to put on some make up so i didn’t look so shattered when everyone came.
One of the first Xmas dinners we attended this year was at Mattrena’s place!
Serena’s decorating job. She upped the standard so i expect the LohLohs have to decorate next year… hee
Sous Chef Serena & Chef Maidon
Thanks to Clouds for organizing our girlie Secret Santa amongst us Formerfrees (missing Jiawers and JChin…)! ‘Twas such a great night and we HAVE to make it annual tradition now!
Clouds with the presents… which she wanted to open IMMEDIATELY -_-
Clouds, me and Meesh
I’m wearing a backless top by Singaporean designer Stolen, and gold crystal necklace handmade by Lisa / Oxoloco. Hair freshly done by Alex at The Met ^.^
Group pic! Myra, Sueann, Meesh, Sarch, me, Clouds, Didi looking like the budak nakal that she is
Me with my pressie bought by Sarch! So sayang to chuck the wrapping.
Fairy kiss for my awesome present! Am gonna use it to death.
Urbanscapes’ 10th Anniversary had the festival on for 2 days instead of just one, like how they usually have it. I didn’t work for it this year cos… i didn’t work for it last year too and it was so much fun to run around instead of being floor manager or sumthink :p But big up to all the people who made it such a success this year! I can’t imagine what it’s like setting up everything from scratch in the rain and mud. All i can say is you made thousands of people happy this weekend
Thanks to Paul who took this pictures for Urbanscapes. See more of the best pictures on Urbanscapes Facebook:
I’m wearing top from Zara, tights from Nike, leather boots from Bimba & Lola. Sunnies are cheap ones from Thailand. After breaking a pair of Henry Hollands at Future Music Fest, i’ve learned not to compromise my nice things :/
If the parrot blow-up at Lah’Lah’Land’s booth was for sale i’d so get it.
I went alone at about 3:30pm so i could be kiasu and shop first… but i didn’t know there was another shopping area on the other side so i missed that till much later in the day. It was super hot and i decided to get a beer at The Bee area (which was cordoned off for over-18s). Bumped into some friends. This reader came up to me and said, “Are you Joyce?” I nodded yes and she went, “I LOVE YOU!” My insides were all grinning cos it felt so nice! Thank you for saying that to me!
Hung around with Mark and his friend Andy for a good hour or so. Just downing beers and chatting.
Ezra & Clouds
Oh yeah! Mark and Andy recognized Ezra’s voice and asked to take pictures with him. I poked Ezra and teased him, “Wowww you’re so famoussss!” And he was snapping his fingers in the air going, “That’s right.”
Clouds was proudly showing off her Daiso fan. “Look Joyce! I don’t have to do anything and it’ll blow me!”
Me: But you have to stand tilted back like that the whole time? … Very efficient Clouds…
Alena & Clouds
Around 5pm i jolted cos i remembered that i had to DO SOMETHING or BE SOMEWHERE… what was it!? OH. In the midst of my merrymaking i almost forgot i offered to volunteer to serve nasi briyani at Fierce Curry House! Ezra saw me babbling rubbish and asked, “Erm, how long are you supposed to work there for?” Me: “An hour…” Him: “Okayyyy”
Hey i did proper work okay! I wore a Fierce cap, carried nasi briyani from the chefs to the counter, even carried 2 plastic bags of nasi across the muddy field to an order from the Tongue in Chic tent (prayed so hard that i wouldn’t fall flat on my face and spill nasi briyani everywhere), ate samples in front of passerbys and exclaimed loudly how awesome it tasted, offered up information how the mutton briyani sold out cos it was THAT good, and even rang my bell and called out for people to come buy!
Me and my trusty bicycle bell.
I had some bell envy tho, as the ice cream man to my right had a bigger LOUDER bell. So i guess next time i will have to bring a gong or something.
I had a great weekend with some nice pix! Well. It WAS a 3-day weekend – which is ALWAYS A GREAT THING. I wish every weekend started on Friday!
Matt & Serena organized a BBQ on Friday. We ate, swam, drank, ate, swam, drank, ate, swam, drank. From noon till 8pm. Pei.
Heleau took this nice pic of us lazing in the pool. Serena’s floaties match mah spinner!
Matt played a game – Let’s Throw Joshua as High as Possible Without His Parents Around. He was training Joshua to be a man, “Are you strong enough? Want some more?” I swear it’s the French way of instilling bravery into children. They push and push the kids to test their physical abilities, which i think is a good concept. Till someone gets hurt. (But noone got hurt that day! This is in case their parents are reading haha.)
Serena and i discovered that floaties make good seats. My pink head bow is from Thimble. A few people wondered how it could stay up like that all day, that’s because it’s got wires sewn into the insides
On Sat i dressed up in my new Halloween costume for Sarah Lian’s Halloween partay at Mezza9.
I am so distracted by Sarah’s thighs. Hotdamn.
Anyway, i got my costume sponsored by this American website called Yandy.com. At first i wasn’t keen to get one from them cos the costumes are more sexy than the funny ones i usually don, but THEN i saw they have animal costumes too, and found this crazy monster one! When i first tried it on, it fit PERFECTLY. I must say i was quite surprised, a costume to me will just represent what it’s supposed to, and i don’t expect it to make me look good. But the outfit curved amazingly with my body and was really comfortable to jump around in all night! I would so wear this again. Or let Yandy sponsor me another one. Heehee. Also… it’s altered my mindset about costumes… i’d rather wear a costume that makes me look hot than like a child all the time XD
Before a bunch of us headed to Mezza9, we met at Clem’s and mine to have grub and booze.