- Fif and I, two music amateurs, explored blindly into all aspects of music and entertainment. Both of us have absolutely no idea what to expect at the end.
- We seek your understanding that we have given our best shot to overcome the challenges we had faced.
- This song is for our final project , Fif and I will learn and GROW so may lady luck be on our side (So far it has. Woots!)
- The whole project timeline is THREE WEEKS.
Three weeks to write and produce a brand new song, decide upon an artiste/band, promote and market the artiste/band as a record company, publish the song etc is almost impossible. But we did it, even though it's only the minimal done.
Thank you for being here with me, Fif.
Without you by my side, we couldn't have made it this far.
Our song titled Blog Ladies is a symbol of our friendship, friends for life!
Mint Leong meets Fif Phan
潘佳玉 pronunced as Pan Jia Yu
She told me her parents gave her this name because she's the most precious piece of jade in her family.
She's my precious piece of jade too. :D
As the assistant monitress, I have to get all my classmates to sign the attendance file and 'Phan Kiah Gek' is a name so unique, it remains vividly in my mind.
Our first photo taken together:
She's a May Baby so she got a birthday cake and the class sang a birthday song to all May Babies during the month of May 2013:
Left to right: Derrick Tham, Kai Ying, Zhijun and Fif Phan
It wasn't until our first group project that I find her a reliable and trustworthy team-mate.
Remember the stop motion Jingle we wrote together some time ago?
Read Part I and Part II of our Jingle production with Stephen Tong, another classmate of ours.
Will You Live Your Dream is a 1-minute jingle created to promote our WDA Music Career Program.
Blog Ladies -博客小姐
Both Fif and I enjoy writing our blogs very much, sharing our life and music journey.
Hence, we decided to name our group Blog Ladies, 博客小姐 (Pronounced as 'Bo Ke Xiao Jie').
We hope to form a girl band together, sharing our music and passion through our blogs.
The concept is refreshing and interesting, I thought.
To work towards this plan, we decided to build a pilot programme and present it as our final project.
First, we did a photoshoot with the help of 3 sponsors:
Our Apparel Sponsor: Caramabes
Caramabes is a online boutique shop selling trendy female apparels and accessories.
It was so difficult to decide which designs to get for Fif and I because our builds are extremely different. We had a hard time trying to find suitable clothes to fit until Caramabes extended a helping hand.
We easily shortlisted 3 different designs of which, we chose the flutter hearts designs which best suited both of us. The interface of Caramabes is easy to navigate and the designs on their website are easy to relate to.
We chose this:
1) Fluttering Hearts Dress (White)
2) Fluttering Hearts Dress (Peach Pink)
The white dress was a little loose for Fif so she had to wear an overall inside.
It was just nice for me. :)
EVERY LADY DESERVES PRETTY THINGS
Thank you Caramabes!
For the latest updates, join their mailing list at http://CaraMabes.com
Our Nail Sponsor: Lavishing Me
Need I say more?
Lavishing me never fails to surprise me with pretty designs and lasting nail art designs.
For Blog Ladies, I was given a classic heart-french design with silver glitter, simply sophisticated.
Just the way I like it to be and suits my dress perfectly:
Evangeline from Lavishing Me even lent me her accessories for the photoshoot when she heard I haven't any, so nice of her!
Twitter hashtag: #lavishingme
I'm having the Retro-inspired nails now.
We really owe Clara from Dblchin big time.
Thank you so much so much for helping us dress up, do our make up and hair in the morning despite your busy schedules!
Dblchin is a beautiful perfectionist.
She's a familiar name in the blogosphere, well-known fashionista and heart of gold.
Her brushes and cosmetics sets are always clean and tidy and she takes so much pride in her work.
She took the extra mile to discuss with Fif and I our direction, did some research and made references according to our preferences as well as gave constructive advice to us to prepare us for the photoshoot.
She knew it was Fif's first photoshoot and I wasn't that experience either. She got us to relax knowing she were both tensed up and nervous. Days prior to the shoot, she even offered us to have our photoshoot done at her place if we really can't find any studios, given our tight timeline and budget.
Richie, her dog is so obedient.
Always quietly waiting for us to play with him.
Spot Richie lying down on the floor behind me?
Here's our make-up done before we make our hairdo!
My hair is so unmanageable that even Fif had to help me iron them out.
Here's what Dblchin decided to do for us:
Engage Dblchin's makeup +hair services: www.dblchin.com
OFF TO THE PHOTOSHOOT STUDIO!
Fif and I had very tight budget as mentioned,
She mentioned that it only cost S$16/hour/pax to take a 30-min photoshoot at Cheezz studio and we decided to book a slot there!
Cheezz Studio doesn't have any photographers.
You choose your favourite backdrop colour and they'll leave you alone in a room full of props.
With the remote control, you can take as many pictures as you want and they'll pass you a copy of all the photos you took at the end of the session:
Hahahahha notice i used my foot to press the remote control?
Here's a close up:
My favourite picture of us:
After the photoshoot, we immediately rushed over to Stephen's place to continue writing our song and record it.
What a longggg day!
3 weeks flew past in a flash.
Here's the final product which we know there is still so much, so much more to be improved on.
Nevertheless we did our best. There are things which are out of our control and I tried to the very best to salvage the situation. Sometimes, I wish I possessed more musical skills and be able to do what I wish to do for my music. Oh well, here's the demo of our product.
Fif and I are meeting up to rewrite and fine tune both the melody as well as the lyrics in the coming weeks:
Song Title: 博客小姐 (Bo Ke Xiao Jie)
This is an original song demo Stephen and us have co-written for our final assignment for the WDA Ocean Butterflies Songwriting Music Career Program. The team consists of Mint Leong, Fif Phan and Stephen Tong.
Special thanks to Morgan Law for lending his helping hand with the guitar parts.
The song is about friendship between BFFs and we hope that everyone who has heard this song will treasure precious friendships. To FIf and I, this song holds another significant value: to remind us of the good times and company we had, as like-minded friends, throughout the 300 hours of lessons.
Here's to our ever-lasting friendship!
Credits for Blog Ladies (Demo):
Melody by: Mint Leong, Fif Phan, Stephen Tong
Lyrics by: Mint Leong, Fif Phan
Music Arrangement by: Stephen Tong
Song Mixed and Mastered by: Stephen Tong
Produced by: Stephen Music Productions
Vocalists: Mint Leong and Fif Phan
Lead Guitarist: Morgan Law
Electric Guitar by: Morgan Law
M/F: 简单的 傻笑着
M/F: 很单纯 很自然
M: It's so funny
F: 拉~ x4 有你真好
M: 就像 情人一样
F: 哦 x 4 我让你抱
F: It's so funny
M: 拉~ x4 多么快乐~
M/F: 甜蜜苦涩 一起走
C: 你那么爱我 疼我
F: 简单的 傻笑着
M: 很单纯 很自然的
M: I Believe~
C: 博客小姐的日记 有你 有我
F: It's so funny
M: 拉~ x4 我要什么~
M/F: 甜蜜苦涩 一起走
C: 你那么爱我 疼我~哦
M: 简单的 傻笑着
F: 很单纯 很自然的
F: I Believe~
C: 博客小姐的日记 有你 有我
C: 简单的 傻笑着
C: 就这样聊到天亮 分享 唱歌^ woh-oh-oh
C: 因为你 I Believe~~
C: 这世界我还有你 疼惜
There's still much more to learn in the media industry and this is only a pinch of it, I know.
I enjoyed every single process, despite the good and bad times, I really do.
Thanks for reading and still this supportive of my blog.
SO MUCH LOVE.