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A Little Prayer For Me - March 12th on 9.38FM

My contract with the Holiday Inn Atrium has been extended! Originally meant to be a 2 month gig ending in February, I will now be singing there till end of May 2010. Lovely people there!

Here is an original song about learning to see the truth from the wishfulness. Accepting, growing up and moving on. Will be part of my production in May 2010 "Stand Up And Sing!". More on that later.

Special thanks to

Kevin Foo and Nigel Tan of Loft Studios. To EZ for helping me print the lyrics! :-)

Thanks also to the ones who have broken my heart for this song now has a voice. This song will debut on 9.38 Live FM, Singapore on March 12th 2010, Friday, after Bharati's short radio interview with Gillian Tan under "Passion People". That should be around 2:10pm.

website: © Gillian Tan, 2009

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Hong Kong 14th to 18th

Been too tardy and not updated this is so long. I am sorry everyone! Please feel free to visit or for some updates of my recent work.

If anyone is in HK and would like to explore ideas and possibilities of working together, drop me an email now! :-)

I just created a music playlist called "Gillian Sings". Hope you like it!

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What have I been up to?

Now I have been busy. So I apologise for the delay in updating my blog.

April 2009: I have been modeling a lot and acting in corporate videos. I've also been singing at weddings.

March 28th 2009: I emcee'd and sang two original songs for Earth Hour!

March 13-15th: I was acting in the Living Courthouse. Shows were every half hour from 10:30am to 6pm and lots of fun. I learnt a lot about the legal system here!

Feb 2009: Besides singing and hosting at weddings and events, I've been hosting and filming some short films.

Most recent TV appearances : "Perfect Cut" - March 2009, on Channel U. It was a fun learning experience where I rehearsed my mandarin and got some words perfected. So I am a little more confident in mandarin now.

But the last month or so was not filled with work. I was writing lots of songs and been working on a script. I'll be filming in Vietnam for a French TV drama soon. I'll update again real soon.

It's Mother's Day and I'm cooking Quinoa for her. Not that I'm a great chef but I'll try. I have a backup gift if it goes horribly wrong. Wish me luck!

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Reviews : Starfish in Rainbow Fish

I had a splash performing as the bright Starfish in the 61 sold-out shows of the musical, "Rainbow Fish" in Singapore in September 2008. Every single member of the audience matters dearly to me. So I was very pleasantly surprised and blushingly grateful when my dear brothers found these candid reviews online (it's funny cos they always make fun of me and my work!) :

"He was concentrating on what is happening on-stage and smiled occassionally when he spotted the starfish. It seemed to be his favourite as he kept asking me where the starfish went as it goes offstage."

House of Ang"Halfway thru the show she turned to me and said her fav was the starfish"

Sophie, Ailing & James

"She was fascinated by the colourful sea creatures especially the starfish"

Clarice, Mommy & Daddy

Such sweet, kind and encouraging words. It's merely my job which I love. And it helps put to rest any self doubt which might have risen during the production. I think we actors need to trust ourselves more... :-)All blog quotes and links are published here with kind permission from the blog owners. Thank You all once again!

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone!

So how did you spend the last night of 2008 before ushering in the new year? Well, I had a swell time ringing in the new year with the revellers at the Verandah's Hats & Caps Countdown Party at the British Club, Singapore.

As the mistress of ceremony (emcee), it was my privilege to welcome everyone with some warm-ups and led the children through some exciting games. The adults were such good sports as well. The best hat segments brought on a lot of cheers and laughter, especially with the adults showing off their fancy catwalks!

All the staff, including the DJ and chefs, were in delightfully good spirits as they served and danced all night. The countdown on the dance floor was unforgettably and unmistakably fabulous! Ultimately, it was a lovely delicious fun-filled night by the pool for the entire family and I am very grateful to have shared that experience.

Once again, Happy 2009!

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Jilly Live! Jazz & Holiday Songs at One Fullerton, Dec 19 & 24

Hello. Hope the holiday season is coming along great for everyone. Thanks to all who came to see Ex-ceptance. I'm gearing up for my hosting gig tomorrow at Cineleisure and also for my jazz gig tonight. If you're in Singapore, pop on by and say hi!

This is from my website

To celebrate the festive and holiday season, Jilly is honoured to invite you to join her as she sings some jazz and Christmas songs.

You can hear her at One Fullerton in Singapore from 8pm to 8:45pm on December 19th and 24th. She will be performing with some friends, Dawn on keyboards and Daniel on guitar. The shows are free for the public and it looks set to be a cool enchanted tropical evening along Marina Bay.

Here's a map to One Fullerton, complete with MRT train information (Raffles Place is the nearest stop).

So come by this Friday and/or Christmas eve, and say hi. If you have any requests, feel free to tell her on her guestbook or her email!

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Wisdom of Monkeys present "Ex-ceptance" this Saturday at 4pm!

Jilly would like to invite you to spend this Saturday afternoon with her and her dear friends from Wisdom of Monkeys productions. For full details please vsisit

"Ex-ceptance" features 5 original stories about what we can accept -

and the exceptions.

USE: The Elephant

Colouring Book

USE: The Robot

Tuesday Afternoon USE: The Tissue Paper

Watch an exceptional performance that unites poetry, prose and play.

Written by :

  Hemang Yadav & Lee Gao Ju (Top 10 Winning concept, Fly By Night 2007),

Dew M. Chaiyanara (Merit Award in scrīptwriting from S'pore Broadcasting Authority 2001, People's Choice at Short & Sweet Festival S'pore 2007),

and Gillian Tan

Performed by :

Hemang Yadav (Best Performer Singapore Writers Festival Read Competition 2007),

Lee Gao Ju, Gillian Tan and Liew Liting.

Directed by :

Dew M. Chaiyanara and Marissa Jansz

(Director of winning team, All-Island Interschool Shakespeare Drama Competition 2007 Boys Category, Sri Lanka)

Stage Manager : Chew Keng Kiat

Date : 6th December 2008, Saturday

Time : 4pm - 5:45pm

Venue : Woodlands Library Auditorium ( click here for map)

Tickets: $15 for 1st category.

$13.50 for 2nd category.

Discount of $1.50 per ticket with block booking of 5 or more tickets.

Book now with Gao Ju at 93897833 or Hemang at

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Music - original, jam?

An overdue project I admit. But I am finally doing a little bit with my original songs. I thought, why not? After all, I have stopped calling them nonsense songs. I wrote a lot of silly ones since I was 13, but last year I wrote a song for my dad after he passed and have stopped making fun of my songs since. Then a couple months ago, I performed a song I wrote about human life from an alien's point of view. Two of my dear friends like it enough to have it be a small part of their play.

So I'm looking for musicians who might like to jam. My writing is folk and jazz inspired. I don't know how to describe my own music but my brothers say I have too much of a story in most of my songs and many of them might be musical material. Hmm, yea I get it, not raido friendly. Haha. Well, if anyone out there wants to hear it and jam (I like strawberry) or collaborate, please drop me a message and I can share my songs with you. :-)

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Quick Update!

* September 21st: HappyInternational Day of Peaceto all!

  • Have I gone mad? No, but my character on this Sunday's Kids TV drama series has!

  Watch "Moonface 2" on Oct 12th at 11.30am on Kids Central, Singapore. Then tell me what you think!

  • I will be in an independent play by Wisdom of Monkeys (yay, good friends!) on December 6th titled "Exceptance".

  It will also showcase "Tuesday Afternoon" and some of my original music. Stay tuned for more details!

  • On October 5th (Sun) at 1pm : I was Little Boy Blue in "The Crow's Lament"  in celebration of   SPCA's World Animal Day at East Coast Park, carpark area C3 .  Please continue to support our furry, reptilian, all kinds of neighbours!

  • Check out my newmusic pageon!* I played Iris, a young modern Peranakan, in"Subculture"at the Substation's SeptFest,

September 26th and 27th 2008.* Lots of tots have heard me sing as Starfish in i Theatre's "Rainbow Fish" September 1st to 26th 2008.

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Where was I?

Yes I know. Very sloppy with my blogs.

I was in Oh! by Elangovan which was wonderful. I performed an original song, and have been hosting at a few special events.

I have also been rehearsing for I Theatre's Rainbow Fish, a fun musical for kids and the young at heart. It's sold out every year and this year is no different. Before the 61 shows begin, the tickets are already sold out!

Thanks to all who've visited recently. I apologise for the absence. I have been tired and a little down. But everything's good. I'm just making sure I don't forget to enjoy the journey. :-)

Take care!


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