Saturday, November 21

Dinner and Dance 2009

So I went into the Dinner & Dance with my paperbag mask and my bag filled with tissue paper cash. It was pretty fun, colleagues were trying to identify who I was. But I guess the eye holes were a little big, so most didn't took long to figure who I was.

I later took the mask down so that I could eat and drink - the mask has no holes for the mouth.

The food was ok, but the emcee was doing a great job to engage everyone of us. We were all hyped up.

After a series of games, the last event had the emcee reading a few names out to the stage for a chance at the best "performance" award. My name was called.

I wasn't exactly too surprised, because I always knew I have been an excellent and efficient worker. But hey, I later realised that "performance" doesn't mean work performance, but rather dance performance.

I probably was chosen because of my dance at the previous D&D.

So we were blindfolded on stage, and had to dance to various music. One by one, each of us will be taken down from stage, with the last man receiving the best "performance" award.

Having being blindfolded, I wasn't exactly aware how the others were doing. I was only concerned about dancing while not falling off the stage, and that kind of constrained me.

And when the music FINALLY stopped, I took off my blindfold and realise that I'm the last man standing.

And so, I won. I later found out that I have been dancing solo blindfolded for quite a long time without realising it.

To be frank, I won NOT because I'm a great dancer. Rather, I won because I had thick-skin, I was never hesitant about embarrassing myself to entertain a live crowd.

And the prize? A "award" certificate and a present, which contains a photo frame.
And I was expecting $5000 cash. $_$

Nonetheless, my dance video was captured down by handphones of my fans, and for all you know, the clip might be residing somewhere in Youtube for netizens all over the world to laugh at.

Have a great weekend ahead. I'll probably wear the paperbag mask to hide my face till the tide goes down.


Ai Shiang said...

should have thought of cutting a hole for the mouth huh? :o)

Cherish Tulips said...

Oh gosh! I experienced the same embarassement too a couple of years back during my company's annual dinner. I also won "the dance". My colleagues were all cheering for me when i dance and when I was asked to open my blindfold, I realised I was the only one remaining on stage!!

MKL said...

Hahaha.. that's a good one :) I think you should post the You-tube video here, so we can see you in action ;)

I think you'll be fine, these things pass fast. Take of your bag and smile again ;)

wenn said...

amazing..dancing blindfolded..

Toothfairy said...

hahahhaa.. well YOU DID WIN! ok... who else can say that! you should be very proud of your photo frame :P


Bananaz said...

Congrats!Dancing can make you rich though, who knows you could be the next Matt Hardings who is going places with his 'bad' dance. Check it out on YouTube or Google with "Where the Hell is Matt?" ക

HappySurfer said...

Wow! Awesome! You won! Congratulations, Shingo!!

Next, you'd need to sign up for dance auditions and who knows you'd be dancing for international artistes in concerts!

Yeah, show us the video.

Anonymous said...

I applaud you for being the last man standing on stage dancing away blindfolded. should have cut out a hole for your mouth so you needn't remove the mask to dine.

AmbiguousAmbitions said...

LOL congrats! so sneaky of them to let you dance alone LOL

Kelvin said...

haha u mean u dress up like the pic below?

Shingo T said...

Ai Shiang:
Maybe if there's a Halloween party next time, I'll use the same mask and cut a hole.

Cherish Tulips:
I'm not surprised you won. Recalled you had some dance training. Latin and salsa, right?

Trust me when I say my dancing isn't anything you wanna see. You'll be rolling around the floor laughing.

Dancing blindfolded is pretty scary. It's like a blind man dancing, not aware of the obstacles around.

Wifey and I still have no idea what to do with the photo frame.

haha, Matt Hardings, the Visa guy who danced around the world? =p

With my dancing, it won't get anywhere past the audition stage.

Mei Teng:
it's a very embarrassing moment to realise that I'm the last man on stage after the blindfold is gone. But I gotta admit I love bringing smiles to the people watching. Call me an attention-seeker.

the emcee and organising committees are evil. I wanna give some payback time to them. =p

yes, with that silly-looking paper mask and money bag.

Lily Riani said...

love you self confidence man!!! it's good to hv high self-esteem.

foongpc said...

Show us the video! Show us the video! Show us the video! : )

foongpc said...

Yeah, you should have cut a hole on the paperbag for putting food into your mouth. Haha!

Shingo T said...

Lily Riani:
Thanks. I have always believe confidence is an important key to character, but I have to keep it in check lest I appear as arrogant and insensitive.

Haha, no video for ya, bro. You will laugh till your stomach split.

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