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at a glance what not to miss today.
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By Tommy Wee
PORTUGAL VS TURKEY
Sportscity, Saturday, midnight
Feisty Portugal, long considered the Brazilians of
European football, takes on tournament outsider Turkey in
this quarter-final match. Don't strike Turkey off...just
- ITALY VS ROMANIA
Sportscity, Sunday, 2.45 am
With Paolo Mauldini at its helm, Italy should have a
fight on its hands against the Romanians, who brought
much-publicised England down with a spectacular bang
earlier this week.
- HOLLAND VS YUGOSLAVIA
Sportscity, Sunday, midnight
Holland, the tournament's hot favourite, is peaking
nicely. But the team will face a tough challenge from
the hard-tackling Yugoslavians.
- SPAIN VS FRANCE
Sportscity, Monday, 2.45 am
Spain came back from the dead (against Yugoslavia) to
snatch a spot in the quarter-finals. Will world
champion, France, be able to quench its southern
neighbour's fire? Watch and see in this crunch-time
C O N C E R T
By Arti Mulchand
- MY STORY IN CONCERT -- FANN WONG
Singapore Indoor Stadium, 8 pm Tickets at $75, $55 and
$35, available at all Sistic outlets. Call 348-5555.
Can she really sing? Will she end up the laughing
stock of Caldecott Hill? If you're planning to catch
actress-singer Fann Wong's My Story concert, but still
haven't got round to actually buying tickets, stop
shuffling your feet now. All the $100 tickets for Fann's
debut solo performance -- in fact, she's the first
homegrown star to stage her own solo gig -- are gone.
The other tickets are going fast, so wait too long and
you'll be missing this one-night-only show that she's
pulled out all the stops preparing for.
The TCS 8 actress even hired a personal trainer to
build up her stamina (no, not muscles for she apparently
doesn't want those) so she has enough in her to go the
distance. She will sing at least 20 songs, both from her
first four albums -- including Fanntasy (Living Alone)
and Shopping -- and her upcoming one. There'll also be
an unplugged session to showcase her prowess. See cover
story on pages 6 and 7.
T H E W E B
Teo Pau Lin
- BELINDA LEE WEB CHAT
Bubbly MTV Mandarin VJ Belinda Lee will kickstart
this year's Speak Mandarin Campaign's celebrities web
chat sessions from an e-station at #03-029, Suntec City
She will share tips on how to be a VJ, and the
importance of Mandarin -- an asset that no doubt landed
her the TV job in 1998. Visitors to the site can type
their messages in Chinese, hanyu pinyin and English.
By Renee Wu
- REWIRING DOTCOM CULTURE
12.30 am Monday morning
Suddenly we find ourselves living in a world where
the Internet reigns supreme, and the new economy, with
its multiplying numbers of dotcoms and promises of
untold wealth, is heralded as the way of the future;
indeed, as the way of the winner.
In this day and age, it seems practically taboo to
exhibit any vestige of fear or disapprobation at the
current tech boom. But Paulina Borsook, author of
Cyberselfish, makes no bones about such qualms.
As a former contributor to Wired magazine, the
geek-chic bible of techies everywhere, she has
disgruntled many with her less-than-flattering
vivisections of tech-culture.
Borsook decries the mad frenzy for Net startups as
just another form of greed, where the self-professed
pro-freedom ""digerati'' become the new
corporate elite. She regards these ""technolibertarians''
as ""violently lacking in compassion, ravingly
anti-government, and tremendously opposed to
The discussion also features Paul Saffo, director of
the 30-year old Silicon Valley research firm, Institute
for the Future, and Kevin Jones, a journalist and
business analyst. Those of you seeking a different
perspective on the dotcom gold rush, get your Real
Player from real.com
M O V I E S
By Kelvin Tong
- ME, MYSELF & IRENE
If you're the sort who look into the jamban after
you're done, this scatological farce will have you
losing all bladder control.
Starring the rubber-faced Jim Carrey as a schizo cop,
the Farrelly brothers' latest is gross and grosser.
Always suspected that Carrey is mental? Well, he is. In
Me, Myself & Irene, he beats himself up, insults
albinos, threatens to sodomise Renee Zellweger and even
takes a crap on the lawn. Bowel-moving good.
C L U B S
By Arti Mulchand
- CHINA JUMP BAR & GRILL
China Jump Bar & Grill Tel: 339-9388
If you've the sort that thinks MTV's Singled Out is
the best thing that's happened since the SDU, then China
Jumps' Blind Date, which starts a week from today, would
be right up your ally. Kicking off at 10 pm, four
blindfolded contestants (one guys, three gals, or vice
versa) take centrestage, and with the help of their
in-house matchmaker, ask date related questions that
will eventually lead to the ideal couple being made.
They then win one of four ""dream dates''.
Sounds like something you would try? Then head down to
China Jump tonight (or any time this week) to register,
or register online at chinajump.hotspots.com
Blind Date at China Jump will take place every first
Saturday of the month from next week.