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  • Blogger “达人” says so:
    18/7/07 16:55  

    This comment has been removed by the author. top

  • Blogger mo says so:
    20/7/07 00:59  

    If I were in your place (literally!) I'd never in my life miss out on catching 881 in theatres.
    For one, to honour my fav director and his latest piece of work. Secondly, the story: marginal and glorious, an unbeatable combination.
    Internationally they'll label it “exotic” but I'd be in for something weirdly familiar, my guess.
    Next, it would sure safe me from understanding too much, too little, whatever.
    And then, for once in your notoriously chilly cinemas I wouldn't be in danger of freezing to the heart, right?!

    But aye, wake up man and face it: you won't be able to catch 881 just so soon. And that's for the simple reason of my being moored in Berlin as it is. No time, no money to make it over, therefore all this is truly would-be talk. So all the rest of you, now you know why you HAVE to go there yourself- and in part, also, on my behalf... thanks :) top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    20/7/07 22:25  

    881 words I cannot reach. I try 2. May & Choy! Lols.






    jake_twl85@hotmail.com top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    20/7/07 23:03  

    881 does seem to be enticingly fun. Getai meets Royston Tan. Papaya vs Durian. then theres QiYuwu. Cant wait!



    David Li
    astroxys@yahoo.com.sg top

  • Blogger +*Wendy+* says so:
    21/7/07 15:16  

    The Reason why?. still have to ask?. hahaha.. Well, basically this show trailer already good enough to encourage people to watch it. Getai has been around with us since long time ago, but hardly people will see it at movies, so is a new kind of experience that singaporean should go and watch. Other point!.. Royston Tan!. His movies is good!!!.. Been watching his show, i believe he will make this movie a good worth to watch too. When i watched this preview i didnt know it was Royston tan movie, and i was saying to my friend that this going to be a nice and interesting show, must watch!. who knows it turn out to be his!. so singaporean!. agree with me and must watch!!..

    Wendy Koh
    Wendy1988_15@hotmail.com top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    22/7/07 03:41  

    Well done Mate....Another couple of weeks more till 881 offical release. Excellent foresight now that you gonna take Japan again by storm!! top

  • Anonymous SQ says so:
    22/7/07 15:05  

    i want to watch 881 because:

    i want to know what "techno cat" means
    i want to learn how to sing hokkien songs
    i want to see flying papayas
    i also want to see durians prancing around on stage
    i want to find out why ghosts are so attracted to getais - is it because of loud songs or because of hot girls in skimpy costumes
    i want to see if the film managed to accidentally capture any spirits during the making of the show.
    i want to see if there's anymore lucky number in the show - 881 is one number short for 4D
    i want to spot any royston tan cameos, if any.
    i want to see which of the girls has the biggest papayas (or durians).
    i want to research more on my future prospects as a male cross-dressed getai performer
    i want to see the biggest star of the show as featured in the middle of the poster - the chicken

    well done, royston!


    yahlar(at)yahoo.com top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    25/7/07 11:40  

    Why will I want to catch 881 when it is released in the theatres on
    09th August 2007?

    Dear Bodyguard,

    I have been following Royston's films ever since he started out with 15. I realise everyone has his own path to success and we must do all we can to realise it. Royston is a very visually sensitive director with a keen eye for detail and the ability to bring out the best in his actors. His movies are very heartwarming and they never fail to connect with the audience as they always seek to tell a story which
    most can relate to.
    I like the subtleness in his films which are very
    thought provoking and poignant at times. I always believe a good movie is one which not only appeals to your senses and moves your soul but also one which leaves an impact on you and changes the way you view
    this world and its inhabitants. Royston's films has never failed to do that, time and time again. I have been inspired to become a good film-maker and director someday and even a better person at large, not for the applause of the world but for the realisation of a dream, to touch lives and make this world a better place through the power of a
    good film.

    I am very certain 881 will not only not disappoint but will take the local cinematic industry to even greater heights. For my favourite and Singapore's Number 1 director, I will say yes. For the support of great local films, I will say yes. For another visual treat and life changing experience, I will say yes. Yes! to the catching of 881 when it is released in the theatres on National Day 09th August 2007.
    Hmm... can't wait.. now if only I have the tickets to the gala
    premiere...

    Thanks and Regards,
    Clement Chua Han Wen
    lighthse@gmail.com top

  • Anonymous skinnyshifts says so:
    26/7/07 15:06  

    the bodyguard is the reason i want to watch 881.

    now, gimme the poster while i lust over qi yuwu.

    marmarina@gmail.com top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    26/7/07 15:06  

    881 = Royston Tan is national HERO!

    this movie is really interesting from
    the trailer it really looks awesome good Job Royston Tan this is indeed a
    masterpiece!

    I would certainly be an absolute pleasure to win the 881 poster and also getting free invitation to watch this movie cause I have always wanted to watch your " Work of Art" movies in the cinema's but unfortunately it has age limit rules so please! give me this chance to watch it with you seating inside the same cinema!


    Jimmy.damage@gmail.com


    and Mr bodyguard I want to meet you too cause I really think your awesome and thanks for dedicating your life to becoming Our national HERO Mr Royston Tan bodyguard and we really need more people like you and that will make the world a better place!


    LOVE Jimmy! top

  • Anonymous YiPeng says so:
    26/7/07 15:22  

    Hi,

    I want to watch this film because 1stly its a local film. We should all support local producers.
    I Love to watch movies.
    I think this film is interesting. I have seen the trailer and think that going to US and sing this Getai is simply not easy and takes alot of courage.

    Name : Yi Peng
    alpha_sg@hotmail.com top

  • Blogger rachel says so:
    26/7/07 16:11  

    Its gonna be a great movie with a strong cast and of course a great director. Period. Enough said. top

  • Anonymous A.T 184 says so:
    26/7/07 16:16  

    Royston Tan,known this name through watching 15, first seen him is one year back.First approach is about working on this movie 881.this is my ever first workin experience together with a movie director.Not because my coy name being shown in this movie couple of times den i say he's good but He damn really Thumb Up as a friend n woring partner.His success is because he really listen to wat ppl said.i mean the gd things la.& he really engross in his work.Most important he have Never Said Die spirit.I also like to thks him for giving me a chance to learn so much through this movie.I believe dis movie will create alot of records ever in sg.Ppl known about getai through watchin live n in paper writeout.But anyone know about the behind scene of getai or e singer life?I can said the real facts of dis movie is 90%.a really true fact story line lo.i believe u will really laugh n really cry in the cinema when u watch dis movie.Doubt?try in out den on 9August!!U have gut workin on a film based on getai but believe me u choose the rite story.cos getai is a local heartland street chinese culture.u dun see dis in other country even u see its not so impact de in sg.Bro thks for eveything.wat will happen when 2Tan combine?check it out!!arrr good luck.... top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    26/7/07 17:02  

    two tan combine become thunder! top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    27/7/07 14:26  

    i want to own the first limited edition 881 poster with royston and all the casts autographs.we from the hair and makeup department squeezed out all our blood and sweat for this super mega getai movie. for the laughter and the tears, the glitters and the colours,the over nights and the early mornings...we watched how everybody gave their best.royston's stress, actor & actresses emos, dancer's moves,drag queens sweat,lighting crews hard work, props depatment's blood(hahaha), stylist's sourcing of clothes, costume designer's mad rush,the super heart melting songs,the hokkien songs that rocksssss,the setting of dramatic stage,pa's f&b,ad's tears, producer's pressure, hair and makeup department's quick changes...etc. i don't know how many times i'm gonna watch 881 in the cinema but i know i'll just keep doing it again and again!

    881 yo ah yo 881 yo ah yo!!!

    Dollei Seah (Head of hair and makeup department) top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    27/7/07 19:27  

    Because its a movie film. And movie films are meant for watching.And i watch movie films sometimes.

    And its affordable to go to the cinemas, although now its quite expensive.

    Now cinema got air con and police wear long pants.

    Cinema inside got hot-chick, i don't like may and choy. :)

    And i don't have tickets for the national day parade.

    Because Gaffur will ask me to go watch. Maybe only.

    Who is bodyguard? you arh?


    hey i got 3 addresses although i won't win but hot chicks need to find me, can anytime.
    Name : Lin wei xiong
    Email addresses:
    weixiong2000@hotmail.com
    lineseven@gmail.com
    weixiong2000@yahoo.com

    Ok bye bye, now i go see the trailer. top

  • Anonymous Hush says so:
    29/7/07 13:08  

    881之等到頸都長埋木瓜姊妹大戰榴槤姊妹花歌台酬神大匯演同場加映電音貓搖啊搖啊搖發啊~

    Hush,
    beforesunrise999@gmail.com top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    30/7/07 08:58  

    no need particular reason to watch 881 cos it's done by my fav director. prinzess top

  • Anonymous agabby says so:
    30/7/07 14:47  

    Why must watch 881 :

    “Getai, Getai”

    What is Getai???? I don’t know.
    Mummy has never brought me to one.
    From trailer I see @-@
    Sexy, skimpily-dressed ladies,
    Adding liveliness to the glittered,
    elaborately decorated stage
    with Hokkien songs
    in the 7th lunar month.
    So G L A M O R O U S!
    Got ‘Papaya’,
    Got ‘Durian’,
    But don’t see any!
    Got ‘Scolding’,
    Got ‘Fighting’
    Also got ‘干爹’
    Hah!!! What a nice mixture.

    Want to know what ‘881’ is all about.

    “GETAI OF COURSE”

    A MUST WATCH MOVIE.

    So see “8 8 1” starting 9 August, directed by the most favoUred & famous Royston Tan – again bringing out his uniqueness in this movie.

    You are Great, Royston!

    You will have all my support forever!!!!

    agabby
    nike_lzh@yahoo.com.sg top

  • Blogger shu-ming says so:
    31/7/07 02:47  

    Behind the glitz of fairy lights you see on the getai stage and the glamour of Papaya Sisters' techno-chic costumes lie a flood of tears, sweat and blood left behind by a very dedicated crew. From the outdoor shoots, the Braddell set, the warehouse (which was dreadful. just dreadful.), to the one week of insomniac overnight getai shoot at Turf City; every single moment was an adrenaline rush.

    Everyone ran in between takes. Smoking breaks were never complete because the next minute you take in a huff your name would be screamed at to do something; fix the ping pong light, lower the disco ball, bring the chicken in, make everything tackier and louder-than-thou. It was emotional at some point, tiring even. Mentally and physically exhausting. Yet spirits remained high. Ling-ling Jie always made us laugh. She really had me in awe with her zest for life, her professionalism as a performer and her earnestness.

    Let the poetic nuances of the songs draw you in. I never really understood completely what those Hokkien lines meant until Yann-yann and Ling-ling Jie translated it to me. The songs are the very soul of the film. They are simple lines, really. About life, friendship, relationships. love. Yet they are simple enough to send tear ducts bursting, to make you smile, to make you nod in agreement. That was what I felt to listen to the same songs over and over again on set. They make you feel even more, with every listen.

    I'm blessed to be part of this tribute to the local getai scene, and to be working on the 881 set is an experience I can't exchange anything for. This is the quintessential boot camp to Singapore filmmaking. top

  • Blogger Anntonii says so:
    31/7/07 16:49  

    Royston,

    You are the man.
    8 8 1 yO ah Yo ah Yo ah Yo!
    Period. top

  • Blogger “达人” says so:
    2/8/07 21:32  

    This comment has been removed by the author. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    3/8/07 20:59  

    881! Truth to be told, I don't really watch artistic films. In fact, I don't think I've ever watched one before. I guess that would be because most artistic films are rated, and I'm only 15. However, I'm very interested in the upcoming film.

    Firstly, although the movie does seem rather heartland with the warbling of getai songs and flashy costumes, I believe that it can shed some light on the fascinating lives of getai performers, and how they differ from other performers. Getai is essentially very much a part of Singapore's culture, that's an undeniable fact. And in the film shots I see some raw emotion and I from what is shown in trailers so far, the plot looks pretty good. Simple, but well constructed.

    Secondly because it is produced locally, and I feel that it is important to support local talent and hopefully encourage them and spur them on to greater heights. Never look down on Singaporeans!

    Thirdly, because Royston Tan is indeed an inspiration to me. To achieve so much, he must have creativity and art coming out of his ears. Art and beauty, that are celebrations of life.

    Here's to 881(:

    Cherie
    hazelbliss@gmail.com top

  • Blogger mo says so:
    4/8/07 17:51  

    no worries, this is not a new entry in this competition, made my bid already.
    just a quick remark on these great comments themselves (and many deserving winners!):
    I'm a word hunter and this is the yield I got: “superfan” and “movie film” - love 'em, ha!
    So there is my reward... top

  • Blogger roykwok22 says so:
    5/8/07 04:34  

    Why i wanna watch 881?

    Or why i wanna watch Royston's film rather...

    His films were... quite out of reach for me... this one seems to be available to me heh... the theme is... not as mature the the previous few... so... this 17 yr old can watch...

    another reason: i've not seen his films before, be it cinema or shorts... would like to though... (it'll be great if i can get a copy of your short films compilation disc... the one i saw as the prize on the "kopi with royston" page)

    yet another reason: i wanna support the local movie industry

    yet yet another reason: i wanna support someone with the same name as me!!!

    hahaha...

    ok.. lame but... yea.. when you have a not so common name or surname, when you find somone with that name or surname, you wanna show ur support... hehe...

    haha...

    cheers and stay happy always and all the best to your sure-hit new film,
    Royston (not tan though...) top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    7/8/07 16:37  

    Huat ah! Im watchin 881. No particular reason. I just wanto!! top

  • Blogger Jack the Darklord says so:
    9/8/07 20:41  

    881
    715
    The music
    The songs (including those by "Ming Zhu Sisters) (and I'm only 23)
    The costumes
    Papayas and Durians
    Royston

    darklord_1984@hotmail.com top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    9/8/07 21:04  

    Why should I catch 881 on 9 August. sorry I caught on 7 August:
    I am not contented with 15 and 430, or any of Royston's shorts.
    Want to watch it ... first hand (:
    Watched getais when I was younger, however, stopped watching.
    Thankfully MDA did not cut any of the scene.
    I am a Hokkien girl, grew up under the influence of "Speak Chinese Campaign".... could listen and understand but cannot speak. Hence, Hokkien tutorial
    Love Hokkien gua and never had watched a movie 3/4 in hokkien.
    Though some parts are rather cliched, it brought back some memories.
    Fall in love with the trailers.... determined to watch.
    Some of the costumes are designed by my cousin: http://bp1.blogger.com/_0ik_aPQ14Bk/Rrim0eCCnJI/AAAAAAAAAYE/ieX2WIahUms/s1600-h/parade+of+dreams+155.jpg
    It was my birthday on 7 August, and wanted to do a bit of charity while enjoying the movie.
    It was a great movie. Laughed and cried.
    pj ong. top

  • Anonymous elaine says so:
    10/8/07 11:20  

    hihi, i wanted to watch the movie 881 because i feel that it is a movie with a rather unique theme to it - getai. getai is an essential part of Singapore's culture, i believe. It's an annual phenomenon rarely seen in other parts of the world. kudos to Director Royston Tan for bringing this element of Singapore onto the big screen! this, i feel, is the best present to all Singaporeans on our 42nd National Day, haha..even the debut of the movie is timed in nicely with this year's NDP!! =D YAY!! Great job Director!! im attracted to this movie not only because of the theme's uniqueness but also because, i believe that Royston Tan will surprise us (and me ^^)again with his flair for directing and creativity through his latest film 881. Keep up the good work!!


    elaine_bay@hotmail.com top

  • Anonymous Gillian says so:
    10/8/07 20:01  

    Finally, I've found a movie that both my parents & I would want to watch. Them; for the nostalgia. And me; just so I understand better. I've never understood getai & what it stood for. to me, it was always just plain noise pollution. so maybe through the film.. I can get a glimpse beneath the surface & see what charm getai holds. and anyway, i'm just happy that i can get a local film that's not directed by Jack Neo. >.<

    days_of_being_wild@hotmail.com top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    11/8/07 05:04  

    I would like to watch 881 is because i have been watching ge tai for long time since i was about k2 ge tai is great i like hokkien songs they are nice and the movie is quite funny the actors acted very well i have also saw Chen Jin lang on show hosting and even sing before his singing is great also i have seen lots of ge tai and ge tai artist also ming zhu jie mei the hokkien song is also great .ge tai is always the best i think this movie is also the best about it it is really nice and wonderful and I think Royston tan is very good.this movie is excellent.

    Zhenghan
    james9588@hotmail.com top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    12/8/07 17:24  

    Do I need 881 words to describe why I want to watch 881?
    I only need 3

    "Because it's Roystan"

    Dr Joel Goh
    wei.ping.goh@nathealthgroup.com top

  • Blogger The Christmas Elf says so:
    12/8/07 18:26  

    no need to look forward to it, because I just watched it and I was touched to tears with the ending.

    Of course, it's been already been said countless times that this is a truly unique Singaporean experience, where you can get no where else in the world. I agree and I think we should all embrace it.

    I've never been a fan of Hokkien Getai or hokkien-speakers for that matter. I always find it crude and brash, and it doesn't help that it's held at my void deck every other year! (so noisy!)

    After watching the movie, all I can say is that I've a new found respect for this Hokkien-spouting singers with a drag-queen sense of fashion. I'm even going to go get myself a soundtrack and familarise myself with the Hokkien ditties!

    So it's the first day of the Hungry Ghost Festival tmrw, and well, I never thought I'll say it but the movie made me want to go downstairs and sing along to the songs. Maybe I might even enjoy it!

    Great gaudy (in a good way!) movie that is true to the culture but not the reality (laser shooting durian bras?), which I'll give 6 stars out of 5, if possible.

    Great job Royston! :D

    - Melvin
    melvinryantan@gmail.com top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    16/8/07 00:51  

    Hi,

    Why should we watch this show?

    Well, firstly it's a local production and I have always been a fan of films produced or directed by famous Singaporean directors/producers. To add icing on to the cake, it's a Royston Tan production, a must see!

    Secondly, this show speaks so much of Singaporean culture, something unique and we should be proud of. Growing up in a country with different races living together this show brings out just one of the many flavours of Singapore. One that almost everyone(regardless of race) that grew up in Singapore would be familar with. A sudden change in atmosphere in the 'getai' market will definitely rise and the singers would definitely feel a sense of hope from now. It is the local version of Moulin Rouge!

    Thirdly, the show also bring out the values of love and loyalty amongst family and friends. The importance of these values were reflected strongly in this movie and it leaves one to wonder if they live their lives with such principles in them.

    Lastly, I just watched this show (for the 2nd time!) with a colleague whose birthday just past and I haven't gotten any present for her. This would be the ideal present because she's dying to get the poster!

    More films like this should be produced and may the local movie industry be more recognised for their excellent productions!

    Cheers,
    Pamela
    pamkerzoid@yahoo.com top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    16/8/07 00:52  

    Hi,

    Why should we watch this show?

    Well, firstly it's a local production and I have always been a fan of films produced or directed by famous Singaporean directors/producers. To add icing on to the cake, it's a Royston Tan production, a must see!

    Secondly, this show speaks so much of Singaporean culture, something unique and we should be proud of. Growing up in a country with different races living together this show brings out just one of the many flavours of Singapore. One that almost everyone(regardless of race) that grew up in Singapore would be familar with. A sudden change in atmosphere in the 'getai' market will definitely rise and the singers would definitely feel a sense of hope from now. It is the local version of Moulin Rouge!

    Thirdly, the show also bring out the values of love and loyalty amongst family and friends. The importance of these values were reflected strongly in this movie and it leaves one to wonder if they live their lives with such principles in them.

    Lastly, I just watched this show (for the 2nd time!) with a colleague whose birthday just past and I haven't gotten any present for her. This would be the ideal present because she's dying to get the poster!

    More films like this should be produced and may the local movie industry be more recognised for their excellent productions!

    Cheers,
    Pamela
    pamkerzoid@yahoo.com top

  • Blogger cindee says so:
    19/8/07 17:15  

    I was involved in a hungry ghost fest research project last year and i am extremely intrigued by how exciting an event like this can be for organisers and attendees every year. Especially the getai, which can attract people from all over the island just to catch a particular singer sing/host that evening.

    Watching 881 is part of expanding my interest and love for the getai culture.

    This is just so UNIQUELY singapore!

    cindy@nus.edu.sg
    Cindy Lim top

  • Blogger noiseyboy says so:
    21/8/07 00:20  

    Sorry but reality hurts. I dunno who is Royson till this movie. And I will not 拍马屁 about lookin' forward to your movie or how good is it.

    The reason that I watch the movie was because its the first moive my parent wanted to watch...so I treat it as a whole family event. First time in our lifes, watching a movie together. Partly also, the theme song, keep hearing it on the radio. its nice. 伍家辉 - 一人一半. Although, generally I dislike hokkien music. I'm surprise that most of the song sounds alrite to me. I think music is really plays an important role for a movie. Alot of us cry after watching. Touched! GOOD JOB! top

  • Blogger cindee says so:
    21/8/07 22:38  

    Oh, i jus caught 881 few hrs ago. It is sucha GREAT movie! It is humourous, glamourous and touching. It is really one great production. I cant imagine how much hard work the production crew has to go through to arrange the costumes, actresses learning to sing the hokkien songs (which seemed so cheem), doing research on the various getai "rules", etc etc. I'm just so awed by the hard work and impressed with this GREAT production! Kudos!

    It is one movie, any sngaporean of any age grp can appreciate. I think i'm gonna catch it a second time, with my mummy this time. :) top

  • Blogger cindee says so:
    21/8/07 22:38  

    Oh, i jus caught 881 few hrs ago. It is sucha GREAT movie! It is humourous, glamourous and touching. It is really one great production. I cant imagine how much hard work the production crew has to go through to arrange the costumes, actresses learning to sing the hokkien songs (which seemed so cheem), doing research on the various getai "rules", etc etc. I'm just so awed by the hard work and impressed with this GREAT production! Kudos!

    It is one movie, any sngaporean of any age grp can appreciate. I think i'm gonna catch it a second time, with my mummy this time. :) top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    23/8/07 00:10  

    thank you yi wu paradise, everytime we see you , you made us smile:)

    longan brothers top

  • Anonymous Yaohui says so:
    24/8/07 20:55  

    I was involved in the hungry ghost festival research project last year as a photographer for my prof.
    I didn't get to shoot much of the getai performances and the photos I took were not meant for myself.
    After watching the film, I'm inspired to go around Singapore once again to capture images relating to the Hungry Ghost Festival, especially the local getai scene.
    Thank you for the wonderful production. The film is really good :) top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    25/8/07 00:21  

    Just want to thank Royston & the entire team of 881 for making this film in commemoration of my late cousin 陈金浪, it's his 1st death anniversary on 七月初一. Glad this movie is doing so well and hope it continue to do us PROUD! He is forever my Ge Tai 大哥!

    I really hope one day I can be like him standing on the stage...this movie really touches all our hearts especially our family and ME! =( Sobbing....

    Congrats to all becos 881 OST is now top seller in HMV and other Music stores! HMV leh...Huat Ah! And 3 big cheers to the team again on the 1 million box office sales!

    I've already bought the soundtrack and will look forward to the DVD (hope it has many extra features in it). Hope everyone can do the same and support this team that brought us so much good old memories...the wonderful & colourful world of Ge Tai....

    Jason
    jason28@starhub.net.sg top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    25/8/07 07:35  

    Don't misunderstand. I think twice before buying because I'm thinking, "hmm, should I buy 1 or 2?"

    HUAT AHH!

    Cos it was an awesome movie and superb soundtrack!!! (And I bought only 1 cos I'm rather tight on budget)

    HUAT AHH!

    I watched the movie on 9th August and only bought the soundtrack recently cos was rather busy. All I can say is, both the movie and the soundtrack, NICE!

    HUAT AHH!

    It's been a long time since I bought a CD album (i'm ashamed). And even longer if you asked me when I bought a local CD (even more ashamed). The reason is, I can hear the songs repeating on radio stations till I got sick of it and thus, don't have the need to purchase the CD. Whereas in this case, it's impossible for radio stations to play HOKKIEN 'GUA' (songs).

    HUAT AHH!

    Royston, good work in this movie. I've enjoyed it and can't wait for the VCD/DVD to be released so I can watch it again with my parents. I'm looking forward for your next production too!

    HUAT HUAT HUAT AHHH!!!

    pyramid_88@hotmail.com top

  • Anonymous Lijuan says so:
    29/8/07 21:11  

    i have being waiting to watch 881 for a very long time ,when i heard the title of the movie was call 881 ..ii find it very unique from the rest of the movie .
    but after i have heard that the movie was about ge tai and was abit shocked because i was young and didnt know what ge tai all about ...at first didnt want watch but after watching 881 .i was very touched by the movie .
    this is the most touching movie i ever watch.Beside dat i am also yuwu fans and this the first time yuwu will be on big screen.beside that i always like royston flims i think is special from the rest of the movie.
    after watching 881 i will like to dragging mine family to watch.
    i even brought the soundtrack after watchin the movie.

    881 HUAT AH

    Lijuan
    lohjj@hotmail.com top

  • Blogger lijuann says so:
    29/8/07 21:11  

    i have being waiting to watch 881 for a very long time ,when i heard the title of the movie was call 881 ..ii find it very unique from the rest of the movie .
    but after i have heard that the movie was about ge tai and was abit shocked because i was young and didnt know what ge tai all about ...at first didnt want watch but after watching 881 .i was very touched by the movie .
    this is the most touching movie i ever watch.Beside dat i am also yuwu fans and this the first time yuwu will be on big screen.beside that i always like royston flims i think is special from the rest of the movie.
    after watching 881 i will like to dragging mine family to watch.
    i even brought the soundtrack after watchin the movie.

    881 HUAT AH

    Lijuan
    lohjj@hotmail.com top

  • Blogger “达人” says so:
    30/8/07 22:22  

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  • Blogger Appletpk95 says so:
    4/9/07 13:24  

    881 is a splndid movie, and it actually tells people the tradition in Singapore:Getai in the 7th month. In 881, hokkien was used, and it also passes a message to the audiences that english and chinese or other languages are not the only language that we can use, we can also use hokkien!

    HUAT AH !

    881 is also a very touching movie that made all the audience cried , including me.881 also tells us how interesting is getai.

    HUAT AH !

    Lastly,881 is a super nice movie! Go and watch it:D

    881 huat ah !! top

  • Blogger “达人” says so:
    8/9/07 18:39  

    I have Been looking 4ward to Royston's 881 since last year after the Sin Sai Hong World Premiere,I agree to the trailer:The Most Anticipated movie of the year.
    This Movie is also in commemoration of 陈金浪's 1st Death anniversary and also the 1st Getai Movie to be shown on the Ghost Festival period.It has so many 1st,That's why I am looking 4ward to catch it.And also I am a superfan of Royston,and I will want to catch the movie on the Singapore's 42nd Birthday as part of my Family's Celebration

    To further add on...

    After watching Royston's interview on Channel 8's Website...I am even tempted to catch the roadshows and also the movie...Esp the chicken in the movie.The costumes are rather nice and also would want to see the fight between Papaya and Durian like the rest of the people here...
    To Further Further Add ON!!!
    heard 881 is entering Golden Horse Award...I am totally Elated!!!not only the minor nominations...but 14 nomination will be involved...

    Heard the OST 2 is releasing soon...as the FM is busying with...and the Soundtracks are selling hot off the shelf!!!

    With the achievement and also the first Getai movie produced...and also whopping 2.5 Million earned in the box office in 3 weeks...It's wonderful feat...

    And also hope it will be my Bdae Present 4 this year!

    Darren
    hamster_boy_935@hotmail.com top

  • Anonymous Hospital Girl says so:
    28/12/07 10:13  

    Hi Zi Qian,

    Firstly, let me introduce myself. I'm Katherine, the HOSPITAL GIRL of ZHSS. Hope you can still remember me.

    Even though you originated from technical class, you chose to take up another subject that is fine arts. I remembered you chose to submit an exceptional project that is a short video clip for your O-levels in ZHSS.

    Congrats in the marvelous success of 881. Glad that you are successful in pursuing your dreams. Keep up the good work, may your accomplishment bring you triumph in your dreams.

    Best regards,

    Katherine Lim top