Thursday, October 20, 2016

Nabba Singapore Grand Prix 2016

It was a record breaking competition for Nabba Singapore. More than 110 athletes competed resulted in a late finish to the competition. As an official photographer, I need to stay until the end of the competition. Still it was a good and successful show. 

The increased number of athletes from various part of the world does show that Nabba Singapore competition is no longer solely a regional competition. It is a good start for a world competition. I should say they do value Nabba Singapore organised competition. Thanks to Nabba Singapore for organizing such a good competition. 

Here are some of the photos taken by me during the night. Infact, I have shot more than 3000 photos, of which 1000 photos have been selected and make available to atheletes to purchase. Do check with the Nabba Singapore organiser

Watch out for the coming Nabba Singapore competition
on 20 November 2016. 

Happiness starts with RTL-CBS Entertainment with their new sitcoms The Odd Couple and Man With a Plan

After my invitation to the premiere of the TV series BULL by RTL-CBS Entertainment, I was back for more TV series from them. My shift from the addiction of ever popular Korean drama, to American TV series, was a welcoming change to my small screen addiction. In fact, these coming two sitcoms of half hourly show, sparkled joy and happiness, just cannot stop laughing watching the two premieres screening back-to-back. Well I begged for more episodes in the coming weeks and months. 

The Odd Couple will premiere on 21 Oct 2016 Friday 9.30pm (8.30pm JKT/BKK) on RTL-CBS Entertainment channel from Singtel and Starhub. 

Man with A Plan will premiere on 28 Oct 2016 Friday 9pm ( 8pm JKT/BKK) on RTL-CBS Entertainment channel from Singtel and Starhub.

Reserved your Fridays watching both sitcoms back-to-back and maintained a level of happiness to welcome the start of a good weekend. 

I shall not review too much of both the shows, if you do not have the channel subscribed, either you join your friends at their place or get your own subscriptions from Singtel or Starhub. It's definitely entertaining...

One more thing to add, the two main actors from both sitcoms happened to be fame actors from sitcom "Friends". Who are they ? Matt LeBlanc  ( Joey Tribiani on Friends ) and Matthew Perry ( Clandler Bing on Friends ).

The Odd Couple


Matthew Perry (Oscar Madison) Thomas Lennon (Felix Unger) Lindsay Sloane (Emily) 
Wendell Pierce (Teddy)
Yvette Nicole Brown   (Dani)


Executive Producers: Matthew Perry, Bob Daily, Tucker Crawley, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum


30 minutes


Premieres Oct 21

Fridays 9:30pm (8:30pm JKT/BKK)


THE ODD COUPLE stars Matthew Perry as endearing slob Oscar Madison, and Thomas Lennon as uptight neat freak Felix Unger, two former college buddies who become unlikely roommates after the demise of their marriages. It’s not long after Oscar lets Felix move in that Oscar fears he’s made a monumental mistake. Oscar’s jack-of-all-trades assistant, Dani, and his long-time agent, Teddy, have their hands full trying to keep Oscar’s career as a sports radio host on track as he deals with this new living situation and begins dating again.

Fortunately, Felix finds a new love interest with their quirky next door neighbor Emily who helps him adapt and rein in his copious eccentricities. Despite how exasperated Oscar and Felix make each other, in the end, these mismatched friends agree they can help each other move on from their divorces and somehow make this crazy living arrangement work.


CBS Television Studios

Matthew Perry is an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-nominated television and film actor best known for his role as Chandler Bing in   “Friends.”

Perry last co-starred in and executive produced the comedy series “Go On.” His other television credits include a guest starring role in “The Good Wife,” on the Network, “Mr. Sunshine,” which he also executive produced and co-wrote, the television movie “The Ron Clark Story,” “Studio 60 on The Sunset Strip,” “The West Wing,” and a guest starring role in an episode of “Scrubs” in which he made his directorial debut.

Thomas Lennon is a writer, comedian and member of the influential sketch comedy group “The State,” which he co-founded while attending the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

After his work in “The State,” which had its own series on MTV for three seasons, Lennon
co-created “Reno 911!,” in which he played Lieutenant Jim Dangle, and “Viva Variety.” In addition to writing for both of these shows, he wrote for the series “Strangers with Candy” and is currently an executive producer on Comedy Central’s late night show “@midnight.”

Lindsay Sloane is a television and film actress who has been performing professionally since the age of 8.

Sloane began her acting career in the iconic series “The Wonder Years.” Since then, her television credits include guest starring roles on “Mr. Sunshine,” “The League,” “Ben and Kate,” “Psych,” “Children’s Hospital,” “Weeds,” alongside Mary Louise Parker, and “Mr. Rhodes.” She   appeared opposite Melissa Joan Hart in “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” and starred in the comedy series “Grosse Pointe.” Most recently, she appeared in “Playing House” and the Amazon pilot   “Really.”

Wendell Pierce is an actor, philanthropist and four-time NAACP Image Award   winner.

Well known for his role as Det. Bunk Moreland in “The Wire,” Pierce’s other television credits include “Ray Donovan,” “Treme,” “The Michael J. Fox Show,” “The Weber Show,” “The Gregory Hines Show,” “Maloney,” “The Brian Benben Show,” “Numb3rs,” on the Network, “Law and Order,” “Third Watch,” “New York Undercover” and “I’ll Fly Away.” His credits include the   miniseries“Advocate’s Devil,” the telefilm “Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story,” “Strapped,” “Vietnam War Story” and the BBC miniseries “With Two Lumps of Ice.”

Yvette Nicole Brown had her start in entertainment while still in her teens after an impromptu audition for Michael Bivins of New Edition landed her a record deal with Motown Records. She was featured on the Motown album “The East Coast Family, Vol. 1,” which included the Top 20 single “1-4-All-4-1, and appeared as part of the East Coast Family on MTV, “Showtime at the Apollo,” VH1 and BET, all the while completing coursework that lead to a BFA degree from the University of Akron.

Man with a Plan


Matt LeBlanc (Adam) Liza Snyder (Andi) Kevin Nealon (Don) Grace Kaufman  (Kate)
Matthew McCann (Teddy) Hala Finley (Emme) Jessica Chaffin  (Marie)
Diana Maria Riva (Mrs. Wannamaker) Matt Cook   (Lowell)


Executive Producers: Jeff and Jackie Filgo, Matt LeBlanc, Michael Rotenberg and Troy Zien


30 minutes


Premieres Oct 28

Fridays 9pm (8pm JKT/BKK)


MAN WITH A PLAN stars Golden Globe Award winner Matt LeBlanc in a comedy about a contractor who starts spending more time with his kids when his wife goes back to work and discovers the truth all parents eventually realize: Their little angels are maniacs. Adam feels fully equipped to take on more parenting responsibilities while his self-assured wife, Andi, returns to the workforce after being a stay-at-home mom for 13 years. However, Adam is blindsided by how tough it is to wrangle three messy kids who can’t live without Wi-Fi. Their preteen daughter, Kate, is a master manipulator and initially thrilled that “Daddy Fun Times” is taking over, middle child Teddy can’t seem to keep his hands out of his pants despite constant reminders, and their precious youngest, Emme, is nervous about starting kindergarten under the stern supervision of Mrs. Wannamaker. In the midst of it all, Adam’s older brother and business partner, Don, enjoys giving him terrible advice about how to run his family. But, with Andi’s encouragement and advice from a couple of equally stressed parents, Marie and Lowell, Adam takes charge of his brood, lays down the law and discovers he’s going to “nail” this job.


CBS Television Studios

Matt LeBlanc is a member of a very select group of actors who are working on three shows simultaneously. In addition to MAN WITH A PLAN, he appears on the Showtime series “Episodes,” playing a fictional version of himself, for which he won a Golden Globe Award and four Emmy nominations, and he is the first-ever American co-host of BBC’s newly revamped “Top Gear.”

LeBlanc is best known for his role as Joey Tribbiani on the legendary, long-running series “Friends.” The show aired for a decade and garnered LeBlanc many accolades, including three consecutive Emmy nominations, two Golden Globe nominations and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, among others. He continued portraying the character in the spin-off series “Joey” for two more years.

Liza Snyder is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Christine Hughes in “Yes, Dear,” on the Network. Also, she was a series regular on “Jesse,” starring alongside Christina   Applegate.

Grace Kaufman is a young actress with a diverse slate of credits to her name. She started acting at 7 years old, and her passion for the craft landed her a role in the television series “The Closer.” Recently, she was in the Michael Bay series “The Last Ship,” starring with Eric Dane. Additional television credits include “Table 58,” “Bad Teacher,” on the Network, and guest-starring roles on “Free Agents,” “Jessie,” “Lab Rats” and “Deadtime Stories.” Also, she has done voice-over work on several animated television series, including “Bubble Guppies,” “Clarence,” “Palace Pets” and    the
“Mickey  Mouse Clubhouse.”

Matthew McCann fell in love with acting at the age of 7, while taking acting classes in Texas. The youngest of three children, McCann is bilingual in English and  Spanish.

McCann’s television credits include several voice-over projects, including multiple characters in the animated series “American Dad.”

Hala Finley was in a competitive dance troop and playing sports when she discovered her passion for acting by watching her older brother prepare for his   auditions.

When Finley was 4 years old, she landed her first role, playing twins in the short film “Counter Parts.” Her additional film credits include “Letters From a Father” and the lead role in “Grammy.”

Jessica Chaffin is an actress, a writer and a comedian professionally trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Her television credits include “New Girl,” “Episodes,” “You’re the Worst,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Veep” and “2 Broke Girls” and “Mike & Molly,” on the   Network.

Chaffin’s film credits include the Paul Feig-directed features “The Heat” and “Spy,” alongside Melissa McCarthy.

Diana Maria Riva describes herself as having an American mind with a Latin soul that inspires fiery passion in her performances. Over an 18-year career, Riva has established herself as a dominant force in television, film and  theater.

Matt Cook’s television credits include “Clipped,” “The Comeback,” “Whitney,” “Austin & Ally,” “Kickin’ It,” “Harry’s Law,” “True Blood,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and “MOM” and “2 BROKE GIRLS,” on the Network.

Cook is a member of the Groundlings Main Company, and his stage credits include “Fairy Tale Theater 18 & Over,” “The Servant of Two Masters” and “Twelfth Night.”