30 November 2011

The Dawning of December

WOOHOO! December is finally here!

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But before I bombard you with christmas songs I thought I'd share a song that ALWAYS makes me think of snow. I had it on repeat when I was skiing last year and now I always think of snow and start feeling that cold, fresh sensation when I listen to it. Don't you love how your brain can do that?


Woohoo! PLEASE don't tell me you do not have an advent calendar. Its the only thing that keeps me sane while counting down to christmas, hehehe. Everything is so pretty and sparkley and for some reason, everyone just seems 'merrier'. I love getting gifts for people - its the best part. And I love watching people's faces on christmas day. For me Santa does it (Yes, I still believe). Ahh, I'm so excited for Santa! I want to watch Arthur Christmas and then go play in the Tanglin Mall snow!

Anyway just got back from the 987 studio where I did a short performance on the Shan and Roz show. They were so sweet! I love getting to perform the acoustic version of my single and am a regular listener to 987 so it was a great start to my day (and my december)!


Stolen off Shan and Roz's facebook page, hope they don't mind, hehe.

Anyway, me and the REM girls always have this dilemma. It becomes almost impossible to meet up due to our schedules being so different (I often long for the days where we'd spend every waking hour gossiping on set, they seem so far away now). So we managed to plan a little gift exchange session last week (I know, I know, november... but what could we do!!) which was really fun! It's so nice to be able to meet up and catch up with everything going on in our lives.


Us at Harry's bar at Dempsey with all our gifts!


It was really fun! I loved all my gifts, hehe. I think its going to have to become a yearly tradition, hehe. Jeri got us these really cute bracelets with our REM initials on, which was such a cute idea! So mine was an R, Jamie had E and Jeri had M. Cherlyn got given little clip things she can use at work with her name on it, one with our faces (cause she loves us sooooo much, hehe) and one with REM <3 Cherlyn (cause we love her too!).


I also got the chance to go to China for a few days! (I know, crazy traveling but trust me, It's just going to get even more crazier from here on out...). Rebecca (one of my best friends) is working in Tian Jin at Wellington College (the school I attended in england, but the secondary one in China!) so I 

got to go visit her and also try and improve my mandarin (I have a radio interview on 933 on monday, so nervous!). I also may be going to the school to work sometime next year to try and further progress with the mandarin speaking so it was good to have a look around and see some familiar faces of teachers from my old school who've now moved to China.


My old school, but in Tian Jin!

It was so funny, all the teachers there were doing 'Movember' which is when all the guys grow mustache's for charity during Novemeber, I think its just the most brilliant idea ever! Singapore should definitely catch on to that...


This is my favourite photo of the trip - the little kids there were SO CUTE!


And now for some shots of me and Rebecca with our ultra cool GRILLZ.


Don't worry, we didn't go out in public with them (people would have been too jealous of this level of coolness)

I'll show you what I did go out in though! This:


Hehehe. I can honestly say I've never worn something that short with a ski jacket - ever. And with that we were ready to hit up the clubs (or rather, one club) in Tian Jin!

After not really knowing what to expect we stumbled into what could have been mistaken for a fire - cause the amount of smoke was insane! It didn't take me long to have to go outside for air. When it comes to smoke I can usually tolerate it as I've grown used to hanging around people who smoke, but this was just crazy amounts! It's times like these when you become so thankful for all the things that Singapore has banned (such as the time I got stuck in chewing gum in Australia... but that's another story).


Rebecca givng the overall experience a thumbs down.

We also managed to go to Beijing for a shopping trip but I didn't manage to take any photos - too busy bargaining (I LOVE IT!!). Jamie had warned me how fun shopping in China was, hehe. 

Anyway that is it for the moment. I will be attending the 987 RSVP Fashion Forward event at Mink this saturday so hopefully will be seeing you there! I'll also be on 933 this monday at 7:30pm so stay tuned! But even better news, as its a new month, its a new shopping day at FEMMEX! HORAY! So I'll be heading down there this afternoon after my yoga session. Super excited!

Lots of love,

Ming xx


22 November 2011

Shocking Shirts and Hair with a Flare

I don't know if I love this song because of the song itself or that guys awesome dancing...

Anyway! Sorry to not have updated for so long, had a pretty amazingly hectic weekend this weekend, but more about that later. Last week I was fortunate enough to be invited down to FEMMEX for an interview! So that should be going up shortly - stay tuned! I love going down to the store, I love the music they play and the whole vibe and, just everything!

After finishing recording on thursday (of my chinese song that comes out in january, SO EXCITED - I realise I get excited about a lot of things, I need new words) I got to go over to england along with my family to see my sister and to also check out my ever so important university accommodation for next october at King's College London. Fortunately for myself that weekend just so happened to coincide with my sister's best friend's birthday party which is definitely worth blogging about (be ready to get VERY jealous). But first here is a shot of Aparnaa and I by some pretty lights in London!

You can see I've now gone on to doing dual photos to try and decrease my chances of my photos getting deleted again, hehe. Lets hope it works! Ok so lets start with the super cute invitations.

Cute right?! The theme was 'Shocking Shirts & Hair with a Flare' which I personally think is SUCH an original theme. I love theme's that give you freedom for creativity as well as being super duper fun. Basically it meant that guys had to get out their most outrageous shirts and girls got to go as crazy as they wanted with their hair. Some people went ALL OUT - I kinda wish I had done a little more to my hair but after always having my hair down and done as much as an afro as it can go, I thought I'd be different and put my hair up!

Tada! Ok now I don't really know how to proceed with this blog as there are a lot of things to mention and I don't want to drag on and I'm not sure how to put photo and picture together so... we'll see how this goes! I entered the place to be surrounded by REAL trees (over 400 real trees to be exact) and greeted by waiters in morph suits and monkeys running around and was almost hit in the face by a HUMONGOUS boxing rabbit. It was - INSANE.

Bianca and I - what a cheeky monkey!

Here's another photo of the whole place. I think they built this set in a warehouse but wow was it beautiful. 

They also had a stage set up for performances and such which was so cool! Made me feel like I was at one of those parties from 'My Super Sweet 16th'. Well to be honest this party could have easily been on that show except the birthday girl is definitely a lot more nicer and down to earth than most of them that I've seen haha. She's actually the loveliest girl. Anyway theres a photo of the giant rabbit I was talking about earlier...

There was so much stuff to do! I literally love games but I lost the saloon bar shoot out :. It was too much for me to have to draw the gun, pull the trigger and then shoot all together while holding a purse in the other hand. So, not my fault! (I'm such a sore loser with games). There was henna too and omg don't even get me started on the food. They had everything! And I adored all the mini food! Check out the cutest little hotdog ever!

They had these stunt jumpers who do all the movies like Casino Royale and stuff. I can't remember the name of the group but it was seriously impressive doing flips everywhere and from such great heights! They even did a flip over the birthday boy and girl! I love her dress, super super super super super stunning. It was her 18th and her brothers 21st.

There was this hypnosis called Tony Lee there and, and not really sure if I believe hypnotism but it was very entertaining. I can't post anymore photos as they got a bit explicit but some of the things he got people to do... maybe it just gets them so relaxed that they do things they wouldn't? I'm not really sure. But nevertheless, so so funny! They also had the winners of Belgium's got Talent there who were called Planet Jump Rope (If I'm correct) who were SO COOL they literally did like break dancing moves and backflips through the rope! There was also audience participation which is always fun... but after the hypnosis I decided I would be hesitant before participating in anything incase I got embarrassed, hehe.

Liv and myself watching the show, hehe. I'm normally not one to post camera photos but the bathrooms were portable and they were amazing! Like they had so many supplies that us girls need on nights out and it was so practical and helpful, haha. I know its a weird thing to talk about but definitely made a difference!

They also had a laser man and this magician called Simon who was amazing! He litterally looked at someones face and spelt out the name of their pet. It was crazy. And he told this guy to name him ANY item in a super market and then another guy to pick a random card. Then he went on youtube and typed in something along the lines of 'what are you thinking of' and the first video there was a video of the magician with super market trolleys (what the guy had said) and the card! IT WAS INSANE!! He did the same with asking someone to draw their favourite movie (to prove it wasn't voice activated) and then wrote on google "what is _____ thinking of?" and the images of the movie came up! He did other tricks as well but he was so so good. He is one of the best magicians in the world and he came all the way from Las Vegas!

And Like I mentioned before, there was SO MUCH FOOD!

Yayyyy candy bar! Where I spent most of my night, hahaha.

So yummy! And look at the mini ice cream's they had! Everything was just so well presented!

They also had a F1 Mclaren driving simulator which I failed majorly at. I kept crashing as soon as I got up to 3rd gear. I think I better stick to Mario Kart. My friend George got up to 6th gear and didn't crash - I'm not going to lie, I was a little jealous, hehe. The guy running it told me that I'd make a good passenger if not a driver. I wasn't very impressed :(.

Andddddddddd there was a photobooth! I LOVE photo booth's, they are so fun!

George (well, one of my best friends. More like my partner in crime, hehe) and myself!
There was other things as well including people doing big hair styles and more (lots more) food. It was just such a stunning party, I had a lot of fun and I was super lucky that my visit coincided with the party!

Anyway, I think that is more than enough for one post! Hope you enjoyed reading!

Love love!




Thought this deserved its own blog post! My first single off my upcoming album is now out and for a limited period only, available for download free on my website: www.mingbridges.com. It was such a pleasure producing this single. I actually wrote it quite a while ago, back in the day where the thought of anyone (ANYONE) hearing my own songs made me want to crawl up into a little ball and die. I'm so glad I got the chance to work with Funkie Monkies and have them give me the confidence to end up producing an album where I have personally written all the english songs and that itself is such a big accomplishment for me (and my guitar). I really hope you enjoy it but if not, don't worry, there is more to come ;).

Lots of love!



13 November 2011

Wonderful Weekend.

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I know I recently posted Ed Sheeran, but I can't stop listening to this song. And I love Rupert Grint!

I've had such a busy, wonderful weekend with the music video shoot and photo shoot for the up coming single (which is coming out so soon!!!). I was also fortunate enough to be invited to the Singapore Hit Awards show which aired on Channel U last night. And to top it off, mum and I managed to go to a christmas cupcake course which was, AMAZING. So I'll write a bit about that!

This is me having done hair and makeup before leaving the house. My shoot was on 11/11/11 (hopefully a good thing, hehe) which meant it was remembrance day (veterans day/armistice day) which is a big deal for me. It recalls the official end of World War I on that day when everything ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month - which means every every year at that time we give 2 minutes of silence (you can see me wearing my poppy to respect in the picture below). It's to give respect to all war veterans who defended our right to freedom with their own lives getting nothing in return. On top of that its a very sad day for my family (as it is for so many) where my great grandma lost 5 of her brothers in that war :(.


They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old,

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn,

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.

(the necklace in the photo above is from FEMMEX!)

I miss being in school for remembrance and being part of the choir. One of my two favourite hymns are In Flanders Fields and I Vow To Thee My Country. Their so moving. Anyway I ended up doing my 2 minutes silence off the set alone but I'm glad I got to pay my respect.

This is another shot in one of the locations...


Big girl, big chair.

And this is the only being filmed shot I'm going to give you for now! Some other people took some AMAZING behind the scenes shots so I'll be sure to upload them in a facebook album as soon as the video comes out (I promise!)



I didn't want to spend the rest of the day with my big hair so look what Desmond did to it after the shoot, so cheeky!


I asked for Pineapple hair but he said he only had Bananas (hahaha...). Anyway I think I've passed my limit of how much info I'm allowed to leak out so I'll finish with a photo that hopefully doesn't give away too much...


Tadaaa! My hair and makeup for my photo shoot for the single which comes out NOVEMBER 21ST!!! so watch out for it on the radio! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Its very special to me as its the first time ever that I'm releasing my own material!


I thought I'd include this photo too - what I wore to the set of the photo shoot. It's my leopard print shirt from FEMMEX!

Anyway after this I got to go to the Singapore Hit Awards show, this is what I wore...


I felt a little silly when I got there and saw some people in complete down-to-the-floor gowns but hopefully I just got away with it being 19, hehe. Stephanie Sun was sitting in front of me! I was so star struck. She's so pretty!


The set up for the show...

Anyway to end my amazing weekend, my mum and I did a cooking course at Shermay's Cooking School which I 100% recommend. They were so helpful. Although it wasn't hands on, they tell you how the ingredients changes the flavour and where to buy EVERYTHING and it was such a comfortable, casual atmosphere. They even passed around extra stuff for us to try as well as giving us our own goodie bag of treats and on top of that extra christmas give aways! So sweet! It was very different to my experience at Phoon Huat before with a hands on lesson. Both as good - depends what you're looking for. I quite enjoyed watching it get done right instead of messing up myself, haha - hopefully I can replicate it at home.


yummy yummy yummy!

Anyway thats all for now - I'll be doing some christmas posts next week (I LOVE CHRISTMAS TIME!!) and some more FEMMEX posts too. On top of that I am going to an amazing party this weekend and I'll be sure to fill you in on that...

Till then!

Enjoy the cupcake eye candy above, hehe xx


08 November 2011



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 Still don’t understand why this isn’t on his album. I love this song <3

I have a very busy week ahead of me so I thought I’d take this little break to update! Just finished my performance for clicknetwork TV (my first EVER guitar performance – not going to lie, was SUPER nervous! They said it should be aired around the 25th of November so do look out for it! I performed a stripped down acoustic of what will be the first single off my new album coming out next year!

Here are some shots from the performance. I’m reppin’ FEMMEX with my blouse and amazing carousal necklace (which is to die for!).


Eric Ng and I!


The beginning of November is also quite a big month for my chinese family as 3 of my cousin's (include me) birthday's are within days of each other! So I also attended my cousin's 18th/21st! Finally a chance to break out my dearly loved princess polaroid film, hehehe...


Their cakes were AMAZING!! I love cakes - next week when things settle down a tiny bit to just recording, I'm going to spend my mornings trying to learn to bake!


And what did we get them? WANDS! woohoo, Harry Potter FTW! I seriously missed out not bringing mine along...


Other than that I've been recording a lot! I'm so pumped for the release of my single in, dundundun, 13 days! Will be recording the MV this weekend so if you stay tuned you may get to see a few uploaded sneak peaks... Anyway. I didn't really celebrate my birthday as I had to work all day, but it didn't matter much as I had already got to celebrate two weeks early with a few of my friends and family in england. I still had a nice time at home with my mum and dad <3. My sister did send me this though...


What a sweetheart! I was so shocked - completely made my day! Its always so much more about the thought thats gone into the gift than the gift itself. Although, my sister had got me some pretty sweet things for my birthday, luckily I got to open them two weeks early hehehe. I miss her so much.


My producer and managers also got me this ukelele! I'm so excited to learn - there's even a little chord dictionary there for me! Thats me in the studio opening my present :). I got some pretty amazing, thoughtful gifts. Even though I was working on my birthday I felt like the luckiest girl in the world.

I went into FEMMEX for a little look at their new arrivals and ended up leaving with most of them! After posting about how much I ADORE leopard print I found a leopard print blouse! So ended up getting that along with a few other items that I'm sure you'll be seeing me blog about soon!


Todays hair and makeup for the performance! (I'm taking lessons next week to learn, fingers crossed!)

Well thats all for now! Catch you all later,

Ming. xx

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