CHAPTER 3


STORIES

1. Patrick Teoh - M'sia - Chinese New Year story

2. Interview with Patrick Teoh

3. Antonio Rocha - USA - Piano, the Ox

4. Interview with Antonio Rocha

5. Judith Elise Gomes - M'sia - Forever dog

6. Jaan Gill - M'sia - The Pig who wanted to be King

MUSIC

1. Bihzhu - "Heart Way" & " Easy Peasy"

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PATRICK TEOH is a radio presenter and actor. He currently hosts a weekly radio programme, Pick Of The Pops on BFM89.9

Patrick also acts on TV, film and stage. He was General Red Brow in the 2014 Netflix production of Marco Polo and was most recently seen on stage in the Singaporean WILD RICE production of Supervision in 2018.

When he is not working Patrick loves to ride his tricycle. He has ridden with friends around the country and also as far as Thailand. Patrick recently, unofficially, took part in the Audax200. A 200km cycling event and completed it within the stipulated time of 13 hours.

Patrick loves to tell stories.

Antonio Rocha, a native of Brazil, began his career in the performing arts in 1985.

In 1988 he received a Partners of the Americas grant to come to the USA to perform and deepen his mime skills with Mime Master Tony Montanaro – (Montanaaro).

Since then he has earned a Summa Cum Laude Theater BA from USM (University of Southern Maine) and studied with Master Marcel Marceau. ( pronunciation Marcel Marso) Mr. Rocha’s unique fusion of mime and spoken word has been performed from Singapore to South Africa and many places in between including 16 countries on 6 continents.

Some of the venues include The Singapore Festival of the Arts, Wolf Trap, The National Storytelling Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian Institution, The National Geographic, The Tales of Graz in Austria, Dunya Festival in Holland as well as many other Storytelling Festivals and educational institutions around The USA.

Antonio has three very entertaining and educational award winning DVDs, a picture book and a few awards including the coveted Circle of Excellence Award by the National Storytelling Network.

BIHZHU  Penang-born nightingale BIHZHU is blessed with a rich, soulful voice. Combined with her genuine songcraft that she calls 'heart music', her charming presence has enchanted audiences all over the world, from intimate acoustic concerts to music festivals all over Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, China, and Australia, and she’s fresh from her tour in India, January 2019.

After years with pop-jazz band Rhapsody and dub outfit Layan Sound System, Bihzhu embarked on her solo career in 2011, launching it as a featured artist in Julie's Biscuits Nationwide 'Share The Love' campaign with her smile-inducing single, "The Heart Way".

The infectious tune was also chosen for a Penang Global Tourism ad featuring the famed shoe couturier Dato’ Jimmy Choo on the Asian Food Channel that aired for 14 weeks in 10 different countries.

Bihzhu also recently made a cameo appearance in the 2017 Penang Hokkien movie "You Mean The World To Me" directed by Saw Teong Hin, performing 'The Heart Way'.

In 2011, her debut album 'Nightingale Tales' received much airplay on Malaysia’s national radio stations 9.88FM, Capital FM, BFM Radio, Traxx FM, AFO Radio, Hitz.FM, RedFM as well as the Los Angeles-based ‘Woman of Substance’ radio and Minneapolis’ Big Brain Radio Show in the United States.

Her single "Bright Veins", released in March 2015, continues in the vein of uplifting music and she also penned the lyrics for "We Will Believe Again", the upbeat theme song for 2016's box office hit 'Ola Bola', by Chiu Keng Guan, Director of 'The Journey'.

Judith Elise Gomes is a 20 year-old who has a passion for the performing arts and is pursuing a diploma in Marketing and Advertising.

Previous items she has worked on include:

  • Won first place in a storytelling competition (School level)
  • Won third place in a storytelling competition (District level)
  • Worked on an illustration for a book in 2012 (The Jumping JellyBeans)
  • Directed two plays during high school
  • Stared as a witch in a high school play
  • Was President of the Music club and Drama club in high school
  • Worked as an intern for the Jumping JellyBeans from January to March in 2018

Ever since Judith was young, she always knew that she wanted to pursue a career in the performing arts, primarily in the acting and singing genre. However, she decided to also pursue a career in Marketing and Advertising when she decided to enrol in college. She still tries to find ways to incorporate her love of the performing arts into everyday life by joining a dance club and using singing and acting during certain presentations in college.

Judith wants to have more opportunities to join more plays and is always looking to perform at open mics. She hopes that, one day, she will be able to find the perfect balance of her love for the performing arts and her studies.

Hi, my name is Jaan Gill and I love doing voice overs and narration. In fact, since I fund my own tech and gadgets this way, I welcome any and all work that allows me to explore my voice and expand my gaming life. One thing I haven’t done yet, but is a ‘Big Goal’, is to do character voice acting for Anime, Cartoons and film. I have quite a few cultivated voices and let me just say that Lego Batman is my forte - you gotta hear it to believe it…I find that cooking is my zen and am always creating new recipes for my family and friends, especially for mum. I am a gaming head and love my down-time drawing characters. I don’t fit into a box and that suits me fine. My motto is ‘kindness all the way’.

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