Author: bennyong

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Little Big – Uno

This quirky quartet comes from Russia and unfortunately were unable to compete in Eurovision due to the contest being cancelled in 2020 during the pandemic. Formed in 2013, Little Big is not merely a band; they are a phenomenon, a riotous celebration of music, art, and unapologetic self-expression. Comprising members Ilya Prusikin, Sonya Tayurskaya, Anton […]

Foire De Paris

Over the weekend, we were fortunate enough to visit the 120th edition of Foire De Paris at the Paris Exhibition Center. We missed the events last year and eventhough we had a busy weekend, we had to squeeze it in. We drove to the venue and there were abundance of parking spots available. The fair […]

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Brotherhood of Man – Save Your Kisses For Me

I never knew this was a Eurovision winner and never knew the name of the band but recognised the song. Brotherhood of Man is a British pop group formed in the late 1960s. The group originally consisted of Martin Lee, Lee Sheridan, Nicky Stevens, and Sandra Stevens. They gained popularity in the 1970s with their […]

Gina G – (Ooh Aah) Just A Little Bit

Gina G, born Gina Mary Gardiner, is an Australian-British singer who gained international recognition for her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1996. Representing the United Kingdom with her upbeat and catchy dance-pop song “Ooh Aah… Just a Little Bit,” Gina G captivated audiences and quickly became one of the most memorable contestants in […]

t.A.T.u – Not Gonna Get Us

Riding on the Eurovision related acts, here are the team that placed 3rd but made a huge impact. t.A.T.u was a groundbreaking Russian pop duo formed in the early 2000s, consisting of singers Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova. They gained international fame with their controversial image and catchy pop tunes. In 2003, they represented Russia […]

Troyes

On our way back from a weekend getaway in Les Riceys, we stopped by the medieval town of Troyes. This place have roots to the celtics and roman eras. Troyes, a charming city nestled in the Champagne region of northeastern France, is a captivating blend of history, culture, and architectural beauty. Known for its well-preserved […]

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Lena – Satellite

Carrying on about my Eurovision favourites, here is a track from Germany called Satellite. It won when I was living in Netherlands but we have very fond memories of Germany as I lived in Hamburg for about 6 months. Lena, with her captivating charm and infectious energy, took the Eurovision stage by storm with her […]

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Roeun

We finally visited Rouen on the Easter weekend. Despite the unpredictable weather forecast, we decided to take our chance and drove almost two hours to this picturesque city. As usual, we arrive early and parked underground in the center. Rouen is the capital of Normandy. The famous landmarks of the city is The Cathedral, the […]

Lordi – Blood Red Sandman

Another one of my favourite Eurovision act is Lordi from Finland. Although this song is not their official Eurovision entry, the video was like a mini horror movie that stucked in my head. Lordi’s victory in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 marked a significant departure from the competition’s typical offerings. With their electrifying performance […]

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Vincent Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise

It is Easter Monday, and as we had no long weekend plans, we decided to visit the last village that Vincent Van Gogh spent his final days in. It only took us 40 mins by car and there were ample free parking spots available. We parked at the town hall which was just opposite the […]