Welcome to TheBearProject!
We are a local gay community group where size matters. Our events aim to create a friendly environment where bears, cubs, “G-men” and other stocky and big-sized men – as well as the guys who love them – can hang out, exchange ideas and ming
le.

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The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision.
~Lynn Lavner

Thursday, December 20, 2007

(Closed) Le Grand Chef, Friday 21 Dec 2007, 7pm

Surprisingly good film! Simple, straight-forward mellow-dramatic plot filled with FOOD and yummy lead actor... *drool~* Thanks to Gatsu for the opportunity for us to watch this good film! - Asimov_22

Thanks to Gatsu and the uber cool people at Festive Films, thebearproject is given 12 complimentary tickets to watch the box office hit movie in Korea, Le Grand Chef.


Based on a very popular Manga series , Le Grand Chef is an action packed comedy about Sung Chan (Kim Gang-woo), a young Korean chef who has lost his confidence after a terrible incident caused by his food. He has nevertheless been encouraged to enter a national competition, organized to find the true and only heir to the last royal chef of the Chosun Dynasty and inherit his famous knife. Le Grand Chef brims with thrilling set pieces, broad humor, mouth-watering food and a skillful interweaving of heartfelt back stories.


Note that this movie is held on the same day as our movie outing to National Treasure – Book of Secrets, however since the running time is only 113mins, which means it should end by 9pm, they don't crash. Also this film preview is held at GV Plaza, it's very near to The Cathay. So people who are already going for National Treasure, you can still make it for this heartwarming comedy!

Only 12 tickets are available, so please sign up quickly if you can make it.


Date: 21 December 2007 (Friday)
Venue: Golden Village Plaza Hall 4
Time: 7.00pm SHARP, please be there at 6.45pm to collect tickets from Gatsu
Rating: PG
Running Time: 113mins

Language:
Korean with subtitles
Director:
Jeon Yun-Su
Starring:
Kim Gang-Woo, Lim Won-Hee

For more info: www.festivefilms.com/legrandchef

people who are attending:
  • vitalauto
  • universek
  • gatsu
  • xiaoyao
  • asimov_22

(Closed) National Treasure – Book of Secrets, Friday 21st Dec 2007

The listing is closed! Sorry!

The sequel is here after 3 years! I know the first National Treasure was typical Hollywood Blockbuster filled with bad cliches and ridiculous plot holes but hey, it was still damned entertaining :) well, at least for me, i'm easily entertained!

synopsis:
Treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates looks to discover the truth behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, by uncovering the mystery within the 18 pages missing from assassin John Wilkes Booth's diary.

This will be the last movie outing for TBP this year, so will not limit the number of people :) But will close the listing by 19th dec (wednesday). Sign up quick cos I think tickets will be selling fast! Hope to see you guys soon!


Date: Friday 21 December 2007

Venue: The Cathay
Time: 9:50pm


The truth seekers:

  • Universek
  • Vitalauto
  • Asimov_22
  • Rookcub
  • Xiaoyao
  • Mi@w
  • Timmie_sg
  • Odac
  • Huggies
  • Otto & Han

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Kick ASS Human Tetris Game Show

you can count on the japanese to come up with the funniest game show! this is so funny, saw it on Ellen :) The outfits are kinda HOT!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Asian Idol – Indonesian bear

Alaskan contributed this:


well, he's definitely so much better than our singapore idol! Wow, he can sing!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

TheBearProject Was Featured in QueerCast's Episode #52!

TheBearProject was featured in QueerCast's Episode #52! VitalAuto & I (Asimov) would like to thank XiaoYao who represented us at the Pelangi Pride Center's Community Fair on the 8th of December. Thank you XiaoYao!!

Also we would like to thank Nick D & Ian Lee (Podcasters of QueerCast) for featuring our community. Please visit QueerCast's website for more details!

You can download QueerCast's episode #52 here.

I must say that this is one of the few smaller but significant steps we've taken to go a little further. Once again, I must say thank you for all the support and confidence you have entrusted in this humble community. Thank you all!

best regards,
VitalAuto & Asimov

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

(Updated!) 8th Dec 07 (Sat) - LGBTQ Community Fair 2007, by Pelangi Pride Centre @ Mox

I'll be helping to register for all who are going to the Fair. So please email me your Names + sir names and I can email them asap. Thanks! - asimov_22

For those who are interested to go as a group, please register by commenting or emailing to thebearproject@gmail.com (Those who wish to go by themselves may do so as well, we will be consolidating all the names and RSVP-ing as TheBearProject.

More details are available here at Pelangi Pride Centre's Website.

Monday, December 3, 2007

(Closed) The Golden Compass - 7th Dec 07 (Friday)

Sorry, listing has exceeded the max headcount. It's closed :p

Please confirm your registration by 3rd Dec as I'm anticipating the tickets will be snapped up fast!! (I'm limiting the total headcount to 20 max)


"It was no ordinary life for a young girl: living among scholars in the hallowed halls of Jordan College and tearing unsupervised through Oxford's motley streets on mad quests for adventure. But Lyra's greatest adventure would begin closer to home, the day she heard hushed talk of an extraordinary particle. Microscopic in size, the magical dust- found only in the vast Artic expanse of the North -was rumored to possess profound properties that could unite whole universes. But there were those who feared the particle and would stop at nothing to destroy it. Catapulted into the heart of a terrible struggle, Lyra was forced to seek aid from clans, gyptians, and formidable armored bears. And as she journeyed into unbelievable danger, she had not the faintest clue that she alone was destined to win, or to lose, this more-than-mortal battle..." - Taken from IMDb.com

Date: 7th December 07 (Friday)
Venue: The Cathay
Time: 9.25pm

Dinner will be served @ Plaza Singapura's Foodcourt 8pm +, after which we will walk over to The Cathay. People who are not joining us for dinner, please meet at The Cathay at 9.10pm to collect the ticket(s). Universek and Vitalauto will be there. (Oh! pls pls pls be reminded that its at The Cathay, NOT Plaza Sing & be punctual too!)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

(Closed) Enchanted – 23 November, Friday

UPDATE:
Dinner, let's meet at the basement food court at 8pm! See you guys and be enchanted!

Listing is closed!


Ever since I've seen the Trailer, I've been looking forward to this movie! How to resist a fairytale with a handsome prince and all those super cute animals! :p

Synopsis from Yahoo!:
The tale follows the beautiful princess Giselle as she is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land--and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn't operate on a "happily ever after" basis, Giselle is now adrift in a chaotic world badly in need of enchantment. But when Giselle begins to fall in love with a charmingly flawed divorce lawyer who has come to her aid--even though she is already promised to a perfect fairy tale prince back home--she has to wonder: can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?

Date: 23.11.07
Venue: Cineleisure
Time: 9.20pm
Dinner: Basement Food Court, 8pm

So come and join us for the movie and be a kid again! :p The limit will be 20. It's just logistically easier to manage. Ok, sign up asap, it's coming up!
See you guys!
Vitalauto

check out the website.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

(Updated) Beowulf, 17th Nov, Saturday

UPDATE:
Sorry change cut off time to 6pm... tickets are selling very fast! I'll need to get tickets tomorrow evening...
- vitalauto

Okie guys, out great-mother has spoken. Remember to let us know asap by 15th Nov (Thursday) 6pm if you cannot make it... & those who are going please be punctual ah... thanks :)
- asimov_22

Not a long awaited movie, but its been sometime since we've catch a movie! So this is it, Beowulf. I'm not versed with the legend or myth of this particular character but the trailer of this animation just left me amazed by the digital animation technology these days! Besides, Robert Zemeckis is one of my fav directors... - asimov_22

Brief Synopsis:
In a time of heroes, the mighty warrior Beowulf slays the demon Grendel and incurs the wrath of its monstrous yet seductive mother in a conflict that transforms a king into a legend. Groundbreaking director Robert Zemeckis offers a vision of the Beowulf saga that has never been told before. - Taken from GV Website

Venue: The Cathay
Date: 17th November 07

Time: 9:20pm
Dinner: Plaza Singapura @ 8pm +

Friday, November 9, 2007

LupCheong's Field Report on TBP's Chalet (Taken from BlowingWind Forum)

The Bear Project Chalet 7 Nov 2007

I attended The Bear Project Chalet Gathering for the first time on Deepavali Holiday eve which was held at Aloha Changi Chalet K.

Upon reaching the chalet and fearing I could have trespassed into the wrong chalet, a large rainbow flag greeted me prominently at the front porch of the chalet building reassuring me that I had arrived at the correct destination. ph34r.gif

The organisers and helpers were seen busy decorating the entrance and living room with party balloons and making some last minutes touches to create a party atmosphere for everyone.

The theme for this party was Pride Bear Troopers and the dress code was strictly Bermudas or shorts and tank-tops / singlets / sleeveless T-shirts.

The food caterer had already arrived and was busy laying out the mouth-watering food for this get-together party.

7pm came and went and everyone who had registered to attend this chalet gathering seemed to be fashionably late as I loitered around the front entrance of the chalet. As a crowd of 60 attendees was expected, the organiser had proficiently prepared a walk-in registration table for the unavoidable attendance taking.

Wearing muscles revealing sleeveless T-shirts, tank-tops or singlets, more and more body beautiful bears and their admirers arrived and gamely displayed their name stickers on themselves while candidly posed for the designated camerawoman which is a fag-hag (I think!). biggrin.gif

Darkness fell and as majority of the participants had arrived, the organisers announced that it was time for the party to begin and started the buffet dinner close to the time of 8pm, much to the delight of all the hungry bears and admirers.

As more car headlights shoned into the front porch of the chalet signaling the arrival of more guests, everyone mingled around their own group and made small talks among themselves. While chatting with a friend, my eyes caught a glimpse of someone familiar in the sea of bears and admirers. It was the infamous Mr. Otto Fong who had made the headlines recently, mingling among the crowd.

After the sumptuous buffet dinner, the game organizers took much effort to usher the huge crowd of people into the living room of the chalet for the commencement of the game event.

As the light dimmed, a surprised birthday cake was dished out and everyone singed the Happy Birthday song to the surprised birthday bear Joe who gamely posed for a birthday shot of him French kissing his partner in front of everyone. What a sweet and loving couple! smile.gif

Let’s move on to the ice-breaking games! Everyone was grouped into teams of different colours for the game by dipping their hand into a box of coloured ping-pong ball and I was teamed together with Mr. Otto Fong’s group of 6 participants. tongue.gif

The first game the organisers had planned was the game Twister. This is the game that ties you up in knots while someone spins the dial and you move your hand and feet from one coloured circle to another.

Each coloured group send out one of their representative for each round and as Mr. Otto Fong gamely represented himself for the yellow team in the first round, cheers of "Go! Otto! Go! could be heard. Camera lights flashed and everyone cried out in infectious laughters and cheers as the 6 Twister participants contorted themselves like a mass orgy in order to win the game for their team. biggrin.gif

Eventually, one team was singled out to be the losing team and the punishment was to line themselves up on the grass patch outside while the remaining winning groups wickedly throw water bombs at them. It was such bad karma to be punishing the losers this way that I decided just to drop the water bomb on the floor instead. ph34r.gif

On to the next game! Rags and Bones (I think!)

This game required each group to number each person in their team and when a number is called out, the designated number person of the team had to sprint towards a prized shoe placed strategically in the centre of both teams. The winning team would be the one who managed to “steal” the shoe back to their safe zone without being tapped by their opponent when the prized shoe is in their possession.

It was fun seeing everyone trying to outwit one another in order to grab the shoe back to their safe zone and there was one instance when Mr. Otto Fong sort of moon-walked himself back to the safe zone at the same time making sure that he is not being chased and tapped by his opponent. It was such an entertainment seeing him in action! bw2/thumb.gif

Eventually the losing team once again faced the punishment of being bombarded by water bombs as I made my way to the kitchen to have a drink.

The 3rd game was a childhood game called “Blow Wind Blow” – blowing wind perhaps? biggrin.gif also known as “大风吹”.

This game required everyone to be seated on a chair forming a circle facing each other. There would be two chairs short and the loser would be the two person left standing in the centre of the circle without a seat. When this happens, the two person left standing would be required to call out “Blow Wind Blow” and the rest of the group would reply back “Blow What?” (no, not blow that dick lah you pervert! biggrin.gif )

The two standing person would then decide on a designated common thing which most people would be wearing or have done. Eg. Those wearing a watch…. And those who are actually wearing a watch are required to exchange seats with someone across the seated circle.

The panic among everyone escalated as more common things were shouted out in reply such as those wearing bermudas, those who wear condoms during sex and those who are wearing underwears. biggrin.gif

The classic scene was when one of the standing losers shouted out “Blow those who had sucked cock before!”. biggrin.gif

Imagine the frantic panic everyone faced and virtually everyone had to exchange seats with one another knowing that eventually there will always be two seats short. It was hilarious seeing the panic faces on everyone, including me rushing frantically to find myself a new seat. tongue.gif

The losing person eventually has to drink a cup of volka as punishment which was more humane than the water bomb throwing I think!

Nearing midnight and with everyone pespiring and panting, the organizers announced that the last game would be treasure hunting and they had hidden 10 alarm clocks within the chalet premises and at the pre-assigned time, all the alarm clocks would sound and the participants just had to find the hidden alarm clocks by tracing their ringing alarms.

By now, I decided that it was time for me to depart and it was indeed a memorable time for me in this bear project event and I could see and feel the close camaraderie among this fun loving bear fraternity. Well done Brothers! bw2/thumb.gif

- posted by LupCheong, Nov 09 2007 in Blowingwind Forum (Thank you Lupcheong!)

TheBearProject Chalet, 7th Nov (Wed)

A big thank you to all who attended the Chalet! As this is the very first party for TheBearProject, we sincerely hoped you guys had a good time. I guess our basic agenda for this is that we can group all the bears/bear-lovers together and get to meet new friends, create friendships, forge bonds and strengthen ties. I hope we achieved a little part of that for you guys, because a little goes a long way.

There are a few friends I would like to express special thanks to. It would not have been possible without them!!! They are:

VitalAuto, Universek, Thwl (Game masters)
Martinn (Head of Finance)
Hardcore (Who made the delicious cup-cakes/brownies!!!)
Lupcheong (Who made the Egg-Mayo sandwiches!!)
Quest, CICI (Who helped booked the Chalet and contribution of Whiskeys)
Teddym (Who contributed the Vodkas)
Lostsheep, XiaoYao, Stonedwin, Balenciaga (Thanks for the washing/cleaning/balloon blowing/hanging/tying etc.)

I'm sure I left out many many more friends who had generously helped us out with the preparations and the cleaning up... sorry if I have left you out! But a very big thank you to all from the bottom of my heart. Without you guys, I wouldn't know what to do! THANK YOU :)

Monday, October 29, 2007

Updated: Chalet Fund Collection

Notice: I am sorry to inform all that there will be no physical BBQ on that day, due to the fact that its a weekday, most people are coming straight from work and would be too tired to fuss over BBQ logistics. (From my survey, the BBQ pit is far away from the entrance of the chalet and not very well equipped.) There will still be BBQ food like Satay & Otah but no sweaty BBQ action... I do not compromise on food!!! I apologize for any inconveniences and misconceptions. But not to worry, at least no need to stress about the BBQ part... just eat, relax and enjoy! :)

The collection of funds for the chalet was extremely successful and we from TBP would like to express our thanks and appreciation to you guys for making the effort to come down just for payment. It was also fun to know some of the faces behind the nicknames! *hehehe*

So those who haven't paid (or unable to pay cos' you went overseas etc.) can either proceed to pay on the chalet day itself, or you can email to thebearproject@gmail.com for the account no. to transfer the money to (we would prefer internet-banking rather than ATM transfer).

Once again, a big thank you to all and will see you guys at the chalet next week!

sincerely yours,
Asimov_22, VitalAuto, Universek, Thwl & Martinn

Saturday, October 20, 2007

(Closed) THE BRAVE ONE (20 October 07, Saturday)

LATEST:
Venue & Time is changed, posting is closed... sorry :)


It's Jodie Foster! :) One of my favorite actresses!

Synopsis:
New York radio host Erica Bain has a life that she loves and a fiancé she adores. All of it is taken from her when a brutal attack leaves Erica badly wounded and her fiancé dead. Unable to move past the tragedy, Erica begins prowling the city streets at night to track down the men she holds responsible. Her dark pursuit of justice catches the public's attention, and the city is riveted by her anonymous exploits. But with the NYPD desperate to find the culprit and a dogged police detective hot on her trail, she must decide whether her quest for revenge is truly the right path, or if she is becoming the very thing she is trying to stop.

Venue: Orchard Cineleisure
Date: 20.10.07
Time: 9:25pm
Dinner: foodcourt at the basement, 8pm

Do let us know asap if you're interested. Posting will end by Next Thursday midnight for us to get the tickets! :)

check out this link for more details on the movie.

See you guys soon!
vitalauto

Friday, October 12, 2007

(CLOSED) How bout' a game of Tennis? 14 Oct 07 (Sunday)

Latest: Just a reminder, those who have signed up pls meet directly at the Condo. And pls bring extra BALLS cos we may not have enough! Thanks!

Odac have already booked 1 tennis court, therefore we are limiting the no. of people going. I think there are newbies and veteran players here, so its a good opportunity to gauge your skills?


Dear fellow bears & bears-alike,

Time to shift our attention towards smaller balls for now, Tennis. Stonedwin & Odac had suggested that we should play a game or two of tennis! I'm not too sure how many of you here plays tennis... but if you don't, perhaps its a good opportunity for you to pick up the basics?

Details are as follows:

Date: 14 Oct 07 (Sunday)
Venue: Casablanca Condo, 21 Rosewood Drive (Near Woodlands Ave 1), See map attached.
Time: 9am - 12pm

"From Woodlands Interchange u can take feeder service 912 (not counting the interchange stop) alight at the 20th bus stop and walk into Rosewood Drive. Alternative is to walk from the centre..." - Odac

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Balenciaga Writes: Meeting with Chris Steele, the opening of Gorgeous...

This is probably the biggest coup in the Singapore gay scene... An award winning, sexy, hunkalicious, son-of-a-gun gay porn actor turned director turned producer for Falcon and Jet Set Studios Chris Steele was in town to open a new tanning salon/ Chill-out bar Gorgeous Solarium along the neon lit street of Duxton Road taking up both the 52/53 units... I remember it was many years back when i chanced upon the movie Czech Point where Chris Steele got it hot and heavy with Pavel Novotny... That scene should be enshrined in the Gay Movie Hall of Fame!!!!!! It is STILL one of the hottest scene EVER to be done... Bar None!!!!! (wipe sweat off from brow). It was no wonder that my astigged eyes newly popped out when Asi wrote that Chris Steele was going to be in town and not only that, there's gonna be a Meet-&-Greet session for the fans!!! My heart was beating way too fast to be beneficial to my health but i did plucked up the courage to sign up...

Gorgeous Solarium was an interesting place, the all white decor filtered with blue lights gives it a modern futuristic air and the individual room were fairly large and is equipped with a tanning booth, a large mirror, a rack to house your personal belongings and a hook to hang your clothes. The showers were just tip-toes away from the room to wash off any greasy special tanning formulas you have to lather yourself with to go into the booths... Personal, i have never been to a tanning salon, so i dun really know what to expect, but in all honesty, it felt like a REALLY, REALLY high class bathhouse... No offence to the owners of Gorgeous, in fact it's more of a compliment...


A few of the guys were giving the place a good look around when Chris Steele was ushered into the meet-&-greet area... Donned in the white and orange trimmed Gorgeous T-shirt, Chris Steele looked clean shaven and fresh... He shook everyone's hand, introduced himself and joked that he'll probably not remember anyone's name since it was quite a turnout. Standing at slightly shorter than 1.8m, Chris Steele isn't exactly the tall, hardcore looking guy one makes him out to be... In fact, one can sense a bit of shyness from the gay porn icon. We talked about his experience in Singapore (he ate durians altho he doesn't love it, he'll probably not order it again), the gay clubs he has been to, his new job at Jet Set studios, what was it like working in Falcon, how long it took for Chi Chi LaRue to put on her make up and hair (2 hours!!! ONLY!!!), where he came from etc. He even showed the guys the picture he took in his new office in Jet Set and told us to go to his MySpace blog to get up-to-date info of himself.

Of cos after the short meet-&-greet session, it comes down to the shameless 'asking for autographs and photo taking' session... In fact he was the first to wanna take picture with the guys (now HOW sweet is THAT!!!) and the guys started pulling out their cameras and i pulled out the pictures i wanted him to autograph for me. "To Thomas, All the Best. For You, Chris Steele" was what he wrote on my blown up picture of him... I asked him to sign another autograph for the guys in BearProject who couldn't make it and he penned "All the guys in Bear Project, Thanks for a great time in Singapore! Chris Steele" (Discretion is advised) Chris later gave us a little tour of the place and i could hear guys whispering 'Is it him???? Yeah!!!!! It's him!!!!!' as we walk pass them. He later told us that he'll be heading to Taboo for a little meet and greet session and i bet many of the guys will be squealing and cooing over him... I later thanked Tim, the guy that help make this little gathering possible. He was an absolute angel and i told him i was surprise there wasn't any hard selling to the guest and he simply just laughed and said 'Hey, it's a party!!!! Just enjoy the food and drink and have a great time!!!' Now that's what i call A Class Act... ;)


- Balenciaga


Balenciaga is a fellow friend of ours, helpful enough to help us write an account of his experience for the Chris Steele Meet & Greet session that happened on 29th Sept @ Gorgeous Tanning Salon & Chill-out Bar. More pictures are available here. Thanks again Balen! - Asimov_22

Saturday, September 29, 2007

(Closed) Lust, Caution (5th October, 07)

Sorry guys, I realized I gotta work tomorrow morning so I can't wait till midnight ya... hahah so its closed. Sorrie :P

"Director Ang Lee's new film, following his Academy Award win for directing "Brokeback Mountain," is an espionage thriller set in WWII-era Shanghai. Asian cinema icon Tony Leung Chiu Wai ("Hero", "In The Mood For Love") stars as Mr. Yee, a powerful political figure in 1940's Shanghai. Tang Wei, a rising star in mainland China, makes her feature film debut as Wang Jiazhi, a young woman who gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with Mr. Yee. Joan Chen plays the wife of Mr. Yee but it is the role of Tang Wei as the student that will have a hand in trying to assassinate the intelligence chief of a Japanese-backed Chinese government. " - Excerpt taken from GV Website

Venue: Cineleisure Orchard
Date: 5th Oct '07
Time: 9:45pm
Dinner @ foodcourt Basement, 8:30pm

Ang Lee has been promising so far... So, who's up for some intrigue and politics of love & lust?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

(CLOSED) Oh My God... Chris Steele is in town?!?

Attention people!

Please remember that if you want to take photos with Chris, bring your own cameras... Unfortunately me & VitalAuto can't make it for this event, so I've kinda appointed Balenciaga to "represent" TheBearProject for this event.

I want to shout out to Gymaster for his efforts in helping us organizing this, so enjoy the *free* drinks and food while you're there!

cheerios
Asimov_22

Dear fellow Bears,

I'm just curious to know how many of you guys here actually know your 'BEAR' PORN STARS... Well I do know my favorite one AND HE'S IN TOWN... I thought I was dreaming but its true and its REAL. I got an email from a fellow member Gymaster who have ever so kindly shared with me that Chris Steele (An ex Falcon Video Porn Star, now Director... He is so hot!) will be attending an opening ceremony of a Tanning Salon here in Singapore. Gymaster is kind enough to make time out of Chris's extremely busy schedule to accommodate a meet & greet session exclusively for TheBearProject members only! This is a one time only guys!

Food & refreshments will be catered and taken care of by Gymaster and I will update once we get the details all sorted out. Tentatively, the meet & greet session will be on the 29th September, Saturday around 9pm. Also, there will be a limit to the headcount of 20 people so I will need a rough estimate who are interested. So please sign up asap...

Here is a Wiki link which you can check out about Chris Steele. (Just google lah, you'll see TONS of stuff of him) If you're still not sure who Chris Steele is... tsk tsk tsk... time to do some homework guys seriously... For those not into porn, don't bother to attend hahahah... :)

Event: Meet & Greet Session with Chris Steele
Venue: Gorgeous Tanning & Chill-out Bar, 52/53, Duxton Road (Tanjong Pagar),
Singapore 089516
Date: 29th September 07
Time: Tentatively 9pm
Purpose: Mingle, Chat and get-to-know

Details will be finalized soon. So interested parties please sign up ASAP. Thanks :)

Friday, September 21, 2007

*Drool...*

- Contributed by XiaoYao

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A Tribute To our Friend, Otto Fong

Tonight when I logged on to Fridae, I nearly fell off my chair. There, on the front page of the website was a familiar face. Evenmore startling was the headline under it: "Singapore teacher removes coming out blog under ministry pressure". For those who still don't know, Otto had started a blog with an open letter to Singaporeans pleading greater acceptance of gay people. In it, he said that he had always been gay and proud of it, that being in the closet all these years working as a teacher had stunted his personal growth as a living, loving human being, and that he hoped Singaporeans would see the current anti-gay crusade for what it is - a play for more political and moral influence by a small group of religious conservatives with hate in their hearts. I spent a good half hour reading the story and going to all the websites that had reproduced Otto's coming out letter. At the end of it, I was almost moved to tears - especially when I saw the many words of encouragement sent to Otto by his students.

"Dear Mr Fong, regardless of your sexuality, you'll still always be one of our greatest ever teachers," said one of the posts, penned by two of his students who hold leadership roles in school. "We as leaders under you for two years have seen how you set the foundation for us and pushed us forward. Where we are now, especially in our CCA leadership has come from you. We strongly believe that your teaching is too valuable to be compromised because of sexual orientation. RI can't lose this gem. We hope they don't."

I couldn't help but try to recall my impressions of Otto. I have only met him twice, at two BearProject movie outings. The first time I met him, he seemed reluctant to tell me what he did for a living and where he worked. There is a big gulf to traverse between that conversation(maybe two months ago) and his actions on Saturday, and this is why I find his public revelation doubly surprising and awe-inspiring.

There are two things I want to say about what Otto has done. The first is that his simple act of bravery stands in stark contrast to everything that the anti-gay movement is, and has been doing. People will bandy the most sophisticated-sounding scientific, legal, constitutional and moral arguments. They will cite all sorts of allegedly conclusive surveys and statistical studies. But these will always ring hollow against the honesty and sincerity of personal testimony. Let's not allow the moral bigots of the world to forget that. Gay people touch the lives of those around them in a very real way. We are open and direct, and give and receive love without prejudice or judgement. Like Otto, we should be proud of who we are and what we've done for ourselves, friends and family. Whether section 377A is repealed or not, they cannot take that away from us.

And we should strive to do even better each day to prove small-minded critics wrong.

The second thing I wanted to say was that after reading Otto's letter, I asked myself whether I would be brave enough to do the same thing. Can I even be bothered to do the same thing? I know the answer in my heart and I last felt that sort of discomfort as I watched Alfian Saat's last play "Asian Boys III". For it is somewhat true that as long as I have my partner with me, and we live happily with our friends going on holiday to Taipei and Tokyo, gymming at California Fitness and having loud, raucous dinners in HDB flats that we have either rented or bought after we turned 35, that there isn't any need to hanker after more acceptance in society. What can it achieve in the larger scheme of things? What about the hurt we might cause to our parents and those who love us, as well as our careers?

I don't know the answer to those questions. I think everyone's answer will necessarily be different and very few will be goaded into action like Otto was. I myself am out to my family, friends and colleagues, but I have stopped short of going public. Maybe one day I will, and I will draw my courage and inspiration from someone like Otto. For whatever happens next, he has made an indelible mark on the ongoing struggle for gay acceptance here in Singapore. We are moving slow, but every millimetre must surely count for something. And I have every hope in my heart that someday, we will get there.

P.S. I am writing to Bob Koh (headmaster@ri.sch.edu.sg), headmaster of Raffles Institution, tomorrow morning. And the next time I see you Otto, I am definitely buying you a drink!

- Rookcub

(Rookcub spoke & emailed me his reactions from the recent series of events that happened to our friend Otto. I think Otto deserves more than a pat on the back... So Otto, you too will have my utmost relentless support no matter what. - Asimov_22)

More from Fridae

Monday, September 10, 2007

(Cancelled) Grindhouse Marathon: Planet Terror & Death Proof - 21st Sept 07 (Friday)

Hahah... I guess marathons like these are not as popular, rather I think its the nature of the movies... Therefore its closed. (Anyways, the tickets are almost sold out too.)

Work up your guts guys,
Golden Village presents "Grindhouse Marathon"! Robert Rodriquez's Planet Terror & Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof back-to-back screening is now on at GV Plaza Singapura. More details available at the GV website and the official Grindhouse website. Tickets are going at $21 per person but there is a free flow of popcorn and drinks. Tickets are snapping away fast so those who are interested please RSVP ASAP by 12th September (Wednesday). But guys, no promises cos right now the seats are already 1/2 occupied. I will update the ticket status by then to see if there are any tickets left.

Date:
21st Sept 07 (Friday)
Venue: GV, Plaza Singapura
Time: Marathon starts @ 9pm
Ticket Price: $21(Inclusive of free-flow popcorn & drinks)

Cheers,
Asimov_22

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Ratatouille (rat.a.too.ee) (7 September 2007, Friday)

Note that location has been changed to Orchard Cineleisure! Cos it has the Digital one :) Time has also been changed!

Bonjour les beaux gens!

Bien c'est finalement ici ! Je sais qu'alot de vous a demandé cette sortie ! :) C'est un de mon doit-voir-le film de l'année aussi ! Je deviner n'a pas besoin d'écrire trop de lui, donc est ici l'information :

Hello beautiful people!
Ok it's finally here! I know alot of you have been asking for this outing! :) It's one of my must-see-movie of the year too! Guess I don't need to write too much about it, so here's the info:


venue: Orchard Cineleisure

date: 7 Sep 2007, Friday
time: 9.30pm
dinner: 8pm, food court at basement

Bien, le signe de pls augmente le plus tôt possible, vous voir les gars à une autre grande sortie de film !
Ok, pls sign up asap, see you guys at another great movie outing!

vous voir bientôt
See you soon
Vitalauto

check out the official website

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Hairspray (31st Aug 07, Friday)

Listing is closed! Sorry! Join us for Ratatouille!

We're capping total head-count @ 20, so those who want to watch it please let us know asap ok? Thanks...

"...a fizzy and delirious high-camp message-movie musical that may just turn out to be the happiest movie of the summer."
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly


"...the best and most entertaining movie adaptation of a stage musical so far this century..." Lou Lumenick, New York Post

It's time to camp it out! Let's catch this movie together! A critically acclaimed remake of John Waters' original adaptation of the broadway hit. This should be really fun!

Ok so let us know early if you can make it! See you guys at the gay movie of the year!
Vitalauto

check out the official site

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Arctic Tale (25th August 07, Saturday)

I wanna thank Timberman to help organize this event and to this generous friend who offered free tickets! Thanks bro... :) (So hopefully we'll have more free tickets in the future...? hehehe...)

Due to overwhelming response, the listing is closed :)
see you guys tomorrow at the ticketing counter! Be on time! Don't be LATE!


A very generous friend (not from here though, but a friend of Timberman's) is kind enough to sponsor screening tickets of the documentary, Artic Tale. Take note, this is a special screening. The film is only out in September! You can visit the website for more details here. Details are provided below:

Date: 25th August, 07
Time: 10am
Venue: GV, Hall 2, Tiong Bahru Plaza
Meeting location: Ticketing Counter
Lunch: At Tiong Bahru Market!

Timberman will be waiting at the ticketing counter to pass you the tickets if you have sign up to go. Listing will be closed by 23:59 Hrs 24th August so please sign up early if you're interested. :)

Monday, August 20, 2007

A Celestial Event!? (Lunar Eclipse @ 7pm-ish, 28th Aug)

Hey Astro-bears,

Apparently it has come to our attention (information was passed from a member, MnMs) that on the 28th August 2007, there will be a lunar eclipse. This is the 2nd eclipse that will happen in this year alone.

Here is a link from the NASA website, to understand better about the Lunar-eclipse happening on the day itself.

So people, MnMs is kind enough to head the astro-bears to experience this once in a lifetime event. (He'll be bringing his Telescope) He mentioned that any open area (preferably with little light-pollution) will be good enough to see it. He did suggest that either we can go to a multi-story car park thats facing the eastern side or East Coast Park. His concern is that people who don't drive might have difficulties getting to East Coast...

So please drop your suggestions so that we can come up with a compromise on locations and then gather up to watch it. How about that?

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Updated: Dinner @ Straits Kitchen, Grand Hyatt (25th Aug 07, Saturday)


Well... I guess the food was yay-ok but the price is a little steep having to pay for local cuisines... But all in all I had fun! I guess the food tasted much better with the right company? No? Heheh... I'm glad you guys attended and hope you had fun. Expect the next makan session to be cheaper and food will be definitely nicer! Oh and I almost forgot... Finally gotta meet you in person XY! :) Cheers...
- asimov_22

Dear Fellow bears,

Finally the time has come for us to chomp, chomp and chomp! Since the beginning of the poll, I guess we couldn't have made the choices even more obvious *kekeke* that we "think" most of us would prefer Straits Kitchen, compared to the others. Well I voted for Kushin-bo actually... ANYWAYS... Here are the details:

Date: 25th August 2007, Saturday
Venue: Straits Kitchen, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road
Time: 7pm (have 15 mins grace... need to have 50% of ppl there by 7:15pm, so do be on time)
Per Pax: $40++ (Prices has changed, so expect it to be slightly more expensive)

Please RSVP by mid August, so that we can reserve appropriately with the Restaurant. We are capping head-counts at maximum 20-25, anything more than that will be scary! But of cos we can still book separately...

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Back to Nature: Bears Go Cycling (19th Aug 07, Sun)

VitalAuto & I want to thank all who came for this event, especially those who arrived early, stood by and waited for the late-comers! I must say our logistics skills are not that great so do pardon us for the little mishaps and confusions.

I want to express our thanks to Sg_pup & his hubby for their relentless efforts for leading us the way around Ubin and other logistics stuff. If not for them, this trip would not have taken place.

Our thanks also goes out to SaltWetFish & Quest for helping us take some wonderful group pictures along the way. Also thanks to those who gave and showed support to VitalAuto for his cycling difficulties... *heheh*

Last but not least, I hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as I did for this is the 1st time I ever been to Ubin! *Swah-Ku right?* I will upload the pictures onto Flickr soon!

Once again thank you all!

yours sincerely,
asimov_22
& VitalAuto

Time to get our ass back to nature! A great suggestion from sg_pup that we should go for a Pulau Ubin Cycling Trip. He has also graciously agreed to be our guide on the trip.

Date: 19 August 07, Sunday
Time: 8:30am
Meet-up Venue: POSBank ATM beside the food center

Friday, August 10, 2007

Garage Sale @ 26 Geylang, Lorong 34! (CLOSED)

This garage sale has ended! The organizers want to thank those who went and look see look see... :)


Here are some of the highlights of the sale:


Hello Bears,

A friend of mine had asked for help to put it out there for their garage sale at the above mentioned address. There are lots of stuff to go, some items include plates, ceramics, ornaments, display racks and a very new 'Simmons' Mattress all willing to go at a low low price.

What: Garage Sale! (Yes its a PLU couple...)
When: 18 & 19 August, 07
Time: 1pm-6pm
Address: 26 Geylang, Lorong 34 (Its a white conservation house, with bamboos on both sides)

So if you have the time and want to look for some 2nd-hand bargains, do go and check it out! Any other questions, you can just post it under comments and the organizer will respond to your queries! :)

yours lovingly,
asimov_22

Thursday, August 9, 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum (18 August, Sat, 7.10pm)

"Was another great installment to the Bourne Series! This is what thriller should be. Intelligent and engaging! Greengrass' direction is brilliant though the camera work could give you a headache! But it's exactly the hand held camera work, the closeup action and the urgent editing that made this such a gripping thriller! The car chase is one of the best i've ever seen! :) A Must Watch! even if it's only for Matt Damon, he's so handsome! He seems to get better looking as he gets older!" - vitalauto

"I totally agree with VA that Matt certainly looks yummier and yummier with age... *hahah* I really hated his twinky image in the past. Anyways, I haven't watched Bourne Identity 1 & 2, this one was something new for me. All in all, its not too bad though. The car chase and fighting scenes were well edited. I'm just not such a big fan of the Bourne trilogy but I think those who are should watch it loh. Thats all... " - asimov_22

Thursday, August 2, 2007

881 - A Royston Tan Film (11th Aug 07, Saturday)

"For those who haven't watched this film, please please please go see it! I personally feel so far this is the best local film ever made. Not that I'm trying to sensationalize it... really its good! The OST will be a blast, I'm getting it :)

Also, I hope that in the future of any movie screenings, everyone should try not to be late. Because it won't be fair for the Ticket-Bearer to come out halfway through the movie to pass tickets and all the nonsense. Very disruptive... So I wish for everyone's coorperation! Thank you" Asimov_22

"Yes, pls watch the movie, it's a solid and entertaining movie. it's pretty moving too. Visually, it's great, colorful and OTT, very Priscilla :) However for me, it's not as good as i had expected it to be. It's like a 2nd grade Cai Mingliang movie. Biggest problem for me – all the side characters, the kare-le-fares, are all such bad actors like the pet shop owner, Jing Lang's relative, etc. They are such a distraction. Even the lead actor is quite stiff and too beautiful, but i bet lots of you will differ for all the wrong reasons. Well, anyway, still am very happy to see a good local production,. Unlike asimov, not really my fave, i humbly think 12 Storeys is still the best." Vitalauto

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Bears Go Sentosa (Postponed!)


NOW... BEARS GO SENTOSA IS POSTPONED!!! - We will reschedule probably in September. Stay posted for more updates :)

I'm proposing that Sentosa seems like a good idea? (I haven't really looked around much in Sentosa yet...)

There are several things that we can do there:
Those who wanna have fun in the water can bring trunks/shorts too. We can busk in the sun at Siloso Beach!


After dark Activities:

We can chill out at Cafe del Mar! Though Its filled with Angmos and we gotta tolerate secondary treatment from the staff... Well the drinks are a little expensive too... BUT theres no other hip-pier place that plays good ambient/trance music!

I suppose nobody here have connections to reserve seats at Cafe del Mar? If you do, please let me know? Thanks...

Date: 9th August, National Day
Destination: Sentosa Island
Meeting place: VivoCity 3rd Floor, Entrance of the Sentosa Express Station (Beside the foodcourt)
Time: 2:00pm (til late evening or night, so have your own lunch 1st!)

Find out more details @ the Sentosa Website.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Sex & The City Series Marathon (28th July, Saturday)

Well we didn't exactly watched much of SATC, rather of some of the good episodes, 'Hostel 2' and a gay comedy flick... But I'm sure all of us had a great time! *Oooo the food! Thanks for the generous back-ups you guys brought!!! The ice-cream, the chicken, the pizzas and the alcohol...*

Thank you all for making this screening possible! Especially to StockySg and aphrodite76 for letting us mess up their place... Looking forward for the next one. So keep posted!

The Simpsons Movie (29th July 07, Sunday)

Thank you all for coming, the next movie outing should be Ratatouille! But of cos VitalAuto is the REAL movie buff here... so expect updates soon! Its good to see all of you guys!
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Sorry to kill it so fast as we wanna cap the number of tickets we gotta purchase! I believe most of you guys have special invitations loh, so need me say more... kekeke

It's finally here! For me this is THE movie event of the summer! Advance booking is opened! Let's have early dinner at Plaza Singapura before the movie (& also that quest and bengzom can train their "son"). We can all have coffee after that if you guys are interested.


venue: The Cathay
date: 29th July 2007
time: 7.30pm
dinner: 6pm at Plaza Singapura

ok let us know if you are interested by posting comments or email us :)
hope to see you guys again soon!


hugs always,

vitalauto

...in the meantime, check these out:
official website (this is nice got nice downloads, games, etc)
fansite (fun site with insider's rumors and titbits)


Heres a list of attendees so far:
  • VitalAuto
  • Universek
  • Asimov_22
  • Rookcub
  • Muscle_pup
  • James
  • Hardcore
  • Quest
  • Bengzom
  • jertan74
  • Tigera
  • Stockysg
  • Otto
  • Han
  • Ryan
  • Elfie
  • sg_pup
  • netfinity

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Fabulous Sundays @ St James Powerhouse

I'm not sure if most of you would have already know about this, but apparently if you do not have a print-out of the invitation form you will have to pay about $15 for entry to St James Powerhouse on Sundays. Its themed as a 'Private party'. Guess they wanna keep the crowd gay coming and leaving those straight people high & dry on a Sunday night hahaha...

Heres the link to the invitation form, do print them out if you want to go there on a sunday night. Also visit Fabulous Sundays(St James Powerhouse) for more information.

cheerios,
asimov_22

I thank thwl for his helpful information, will save us lots of money on entry, lots on booze! Haha

What's Your Fave Buffet?

How can our Bear outings not include a Buffet trip?

Do let us know what's your fave buffet, then we can take a poll and we will organise a buffet trip! It can be hi-tea, ala carte buffet, whatever, just let us know! So keep it coming! Food glorious food!

Date and place will come later of course. We can even couple it up with a Zoo trip before that! :)


Yum Yum,
vitalauto

Cashback, A Film Review by Timberman

Hey guys, here's a personal review of a upcoming film.
Had never done any professional reviews so please bear with me =)

CASHBACK, an UK-shot romantic comedy, is about a guy, Ben Willis, who becomes an insomniac after breaking up with his girlfriend. (Much like me sometimes.. yea, now you know why I'm always sleepy and tired. Can't sleep well these days or even sleep at times. Sad right?) Having too much time on his hands , Ben decides to make better use of it by working at the supermarket. Interesting things happen as Ben gets used to the night shifts: being an artist he discovers that he seems to be able to stop time!

What I like about this film is that the story line is rather simple but laced with British humor thus making it funny and engaging. The linearity of the storyline keeps one from getting confused. It has a good reflection of real life relational issues that people experience everyday. A bit of conflict, a bash of anger, parts of sadness and ultimately joy, making one feeling emotionally balanced after watching it.

The film doesn't try to wow you with over-the-top computer graphics like Transformers but rather with good old cinematography with many scenes were portrayed in various interesting angles, making it a rather beautifully-shot film. The romantic final scene of the film with the main couple in the snow is a clear example of this.

Keeping it real I guess forms the root of this film; at the same time, the honest portrait of Ben's life just makes this movie real interesting.

The Official Website

This review is done & submitted by Timberman, 16th July 07.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix (15th July, Sunday)


A big thank you to all who attended the event! Very grateful that everyone came on time and didn't back out the last minute etc. Very very good! Cos I do admit that I (asimov_22) sometimes am logistically challenged... so might mess things up abit. VitalAuto do handle things better hahaha... I wanna thank stonedwin for getting the tickets also. Thanks a lot bro... So look out for the next movie-outing!

big hugs to all,
asimov_22

Yes, thanks everyone for making the event a success!
To those of you who have attended the event and would like to get the pics taken during the coffee session, pls drop me an email, and i'll forward the link to download the pics. my email add again is vitalauto2003@gmail.com... oh thanks to ngarte for bringing the camera!
see you guys again soon!

hug hug,
vitalauto
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Apologies, Listing is now officially Closed!

However, there are still tickets available you can purchase them yourselves... Also Thanks to stonedwin for booking the tedious 17 tickets for us kekeke... :)

Date: 15th July (Sunday), 2007
Venue: VivoCity, GVMax
Time: 5:10pm


List of Attendees:
  • VitalAuto
  • Universek
  • stonedwin
  • odac
  • asimov_22
  • rookcub
  • Ngarte
  • tigera_99
  • stockysg
  • relicz
  • aphrodite76
  • alaskan
  • siberian
  • visvitae
  • otto
  • han

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

UPDATED: Paprika (24th July, Tuesday)

Nice seeing all you guys again! It was nice to finally get to talk to more people this time. Smaller group, easier to handle :) Well, a visually stunning anime, but i must say it's kinda confusing at first. I would prefer The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, if it's still showing, you guys should watch it. (Thanks to hush for giving me the theme song to Paprika!)

Another good outing i must say. See you guys this Sat for Sex And The City and Sun for The Simpsons Movie!

hugs,
Vitalauto

Thanks to Hardcore, it's brought to my attention that Picturehouse has started showing Paprika! For people not familiar with the movie, here's a synopsis:

From groundbreaking director Satoshi Kon (PERFECT BLUE, MILLENIUM PRINCESS and TOKYO GODFATHERS), comes the latest eye popping anime from Japan. When a machine that allows therapists to enter into people's dreams and explore their unconscious thoughts is stolen, the research facility is sent into uproar and all hell breaks loose. In the wrong hands, the device could be devastating, allowing the user to completely destroy a dreamer's personality while they are asleep. Only a young and attractive female doctor Atsuko Chiba, can stop it. Entering the dream world under her exotic alter-ego, code name 'PAPRIKA,' she attempts to discover who is behind the plot to undermine the new invention.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: New York Film Festival
check out the official site for more details and trailer

Date: 24 July 2007, Tuesday
Time: 9.25pm
Venue: Picturehouse
Dinner: Plaza Singapura, 7.30pm


Tickets all settled, see you guys!
hugs always,
vitalauto

List of attendees so far:
vitalauto, universek, mi@w, timmie, asimov_22, rookcub, sg_pup, josh, netfinity, hardcore, husky, alaskan, siberian

Monday, July 9, 2007

Smokers, It Isn't That Bad After all (St James Power Station)

I guess this post calls out to smokers who have been doubtful about going to clubs and not being able to smoke freely anymore... Well, the positive aspects seemed very promising as one will not smell like an ash tray especially in a smaller confined space anymore. Clubs and pubs that are smaller will cause inconvenience for non-smokers, worse for those who have health issues. So all in all, I think this legislation is somewhat good in that sense.

So my argument is this, since we smokers have already been through the 'out-of-cigarettes' ordeal in the middle of the night and there are no nearby 7-11 or 24-hour coffee shops for backups, desperate enough we might even take a taxi or walk 10km to get our cigarettes (That is the extreme example), then what is walking a few meters to a nearby designated smoking area in a club? Its nothing really, even if its heavily congested with other smokers or the contending efforts we got to go through to get there!



St. James Power Station was where I went last night(8th July, Sunday) just for this purpose. Oh by the way, St James on a Sunday is a GAY night. Cos I have been there a couple of times and I always found myself complaining that its too smoky (It gets pretty bad sometimes) and hot. Big clubs like these must have a good air circulation/flow, due to the amount of smokers and also ventilation for the dance floor. *Not a club-logistic person, just guessing*

I was pleasantly surprised to find that the smoking areas are well directed are big enough for at least 20 people to smoke at one time. There are a total of 3 areas, one is at the back-end of the club(next to a bar-counter's exit), another is a room-like area with a LCD Tv playing soccer and glass panels as walls, *good place for a good look at the 'good' people* and the last one will be at the entrance of the club, with the rattan chairs and umbrellas. Thats customer-service for ya, can't imagine a club/pub that discourages smoking!

So to conclude... smokers, not to worry cos they have not forgotten about us and had embraced the legislation. I even saw someone smoked inside the club last night, but the security was polite enough to direct him to the smoking area! As compared to my work place... just feel like punching the security chief there. He's totally against smokers (Not smoking ok, he hates people who smoke!). Well, I won't say where :)

You can also contribute your reviews on anything you like! Email them to sgbearcast@gmail.com, I will certainly give credit to the authors do not worry :)

Friday, July 6, 2007

Our Progress So Far...

Just want to share with all of you guys about the type of visitors that come to this blog. All thanks to thwl who shared this website counter, StatCounter.com with me :)