Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year 2012!


In another 2 hours' time, will be the arrival of year 2012.  My dear friends, are you currently out there partying with your friends?  Or are you having a tranquil moment with your family or loved ones?  Wherever you are, I wished that, may all the pain and sorrows in the past 1 year be gone, and a great and blessed year for you and your family in the coming year.  Happy 2012!!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

原創:一个人私奔


渴望有一股冲劲,
带上一点点傻劲,
加上一点点勇气,
抛开所有的枷锁,
不理会世俗眼光,
不在乎他人想法,
想要一个人私奔!  

在我的世界里头,
忘却所有不必要,
扮演自己的主角,
主宰自己的人生,
 享受孤独的感觉!    

孤独未必是寂寞的…

灵感自:香港作家,王迪诗 (Daisy Wong)的《一个人私奔》

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bye to Page One & Here comes the Warehouse Sale

Page One Bookstore will be closing down it's Singapore Operation in Feb 2012 due to high rental fees, yet, this home-grown chain will continue to operate in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan & Thailand.  Doesn't this sound ironical?

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Just a reminder to Page One vouvher holders / Page One members:Page One Gift Vouchers need to be redeemed at VivoCity store, redemption will not be accepted after 19 Feb 2012.
My One Card privileges will continue to be valid at all Page One retail stores in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand.

For further enquiries, you can send an email to
marketing_sg@pageonegroup.com and Page One commit to respond within the following 48 hours.
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Anyway, with this soon to be closing down, Page One will be having their Warehouse Sale during this year end, details as below:

Date: 30 Dec 2011 - 2 Jan 2012
Time: 10am - 8pm (ends at 6pm on 2 Jan 2012)
Venue: 20 Kaki Bukit View, Kai Bukit Techpack 2, Singapore 415956
(Free Shuttle Bus Service will be provided at Bedok MRT Exit A on 31 Dec 2011 - 1 Jan 2012 only)

Is MRT still a safe mode of transport?

Each and everyday ever since the major MRT hiccup on 16 Dec 2011, we heard different scenarios of train delay / unforeseen issues.  The NEL line went short circuit just on boxing day and "loud bang" was heard, or rather to some of the commuters, an "explosive bang" was heard.  Friends who are travelling extensively on MRT are now having phobia, not knowing when the train will have another unexpected breakdown.

I vaguely recalled our Transport Minister, Lui Tuck Yew, said that it's not necessary to conduct thorough health checks on Circle Line and NEL when thorough health checks are to be conduct on East-West and North-South bound line trains on 18 Dec 2011, does he still stand firm on this? I still remember raising my concern on this statement by our Transport Minister in my previous post. In fact just before the incident, the circle line also had a severe train delay, so is it really not necessary to conduct a through check?


I seriously hope that the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will look into this as MRT transport so many commuters each day, the danger that they are now posing to us, should anything major hiccup happen; is in no way less than terrorism. 

We, the commuters are made to pay and pay for increasing fare for the so claimed "improved service / trains", but in the end, we only see the increasing fares contribute to the shareholder's bonus dividends payout and yet we do not get the deserved "improved service / trains".  So is it fair to just keep on increasing the public transport fares and taxing the low / middle working class when cars are unaffordable with the high COE cost, and high taxi fares, and yet the most affordable mode of transport - MRT is keep giving us unforeseen circumstances that may attribute to our increasing risk of high blood pressure and heart attacks.

To my understanding, every now and then, the MRTs undergo regular checks, so I really do not buy the excuse that this series of "train faults" is due to the rainy season.  I now question how these regular checks are being conducted and how professionally done?  I think both SMRT and SBS Transit are answerable to us the public commuters, and not only to the shareholders.

I do not want "one day free ride" on MRT, which some of the public suggested in lieu of imposing heavy fine to the MRT operators, I would rather, freezing of fare hikes for the next 3~5 years since they are not even able to provide the basic service level.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

《那些年,我们一起追过的女孩》搞笑版 — 《那些年,我们一起堆的废柴》

相信许多人对于王祖藍的认识,是他一个出色的搞笑演员。但其实,他是个极有才华的艺人!除了搞笑演出以外,他也经常为多首歌曲,重新填词并重新演绎。虽然,多半以搞笑形式演出,却依然不可否然他不仅模仿得惟妙惟肖,并且经常一击即中,点出扼要!这次,他选择了篡改《那些年,我们一起追过的女孩》 ,令人不禁开怀大笑!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

《那些年》A Capella 版本

九把刀Plurk留言留意到他推荐这两个女生所翻唱的《那些年》。这两个女生以甜美清纯的歌声演绎A capella 版本,极为出众,并深深吸引着我。感觉上, 她们像是来自香港,经过一番搜寻后果然证实了我的猜测! 这两个女生就是Robbynn & Kendy! 我在Youtube里听了她们其他的演绎,虽然是翻唱,但歌曲经过她们的重新编曲后,拥有一番独特的韵味,而丝毫不感到厌恶。相反的,有些歌曲还带来了额外的惊喜,不比原唱者逊色,甚至令人感到有种青出于蓝的感觉…

她们的清脆的歌声,配合着简单的乐器,带来了一股清新的气息。假以时日,若她们有机会发片,必能在娱乐圈发光发热!

现在就一起欣赏她们演绎的《那些年》A Capella 版本吧:

1984 / 那些年(原唱:Swing / 胡夏)

再听听她们其它歌曲的翻唱:
 
 思念是一種病 x Where is the Love (原唱:Wong Lee Hom 王力宏 / Black Eyed Peas)!


你是我的女人 (原唱:Andy Lau 劉德華) 

Monday, December 26, 2011

白色圣诞

你是否曾希望能够在白茫茫的雪地里渡过白色圣诞? 穿上毛茸茸的袜子,在极冷的冷气室里,能否感受到那寒天地冻的浪漫氛围?

灵感自︰张小娴

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas! 圣诞快乐!

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Wishing all a Joyous Christmas with your family and happy holidays!
祝愿大家与家人渡过一个欢愉的圣诞节并假期愉快!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

原創:真正的我


五光十色的世界里,
以不同的我面对你。
你眼里的我,
是怎样的我?
怎样的我,
是真正的我?
你永远不会知道…
那个真实的我;
就像我眼底的悲伤,
你永远不会明瞭…

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

SMRT Song by Dee Kosh

This Guy is quick to come up with the SMRT song soon after the few rounds of train breakdown / disruption of service. Quite a funny song but definitely heart felt by most...


V1:

Young man -if you dont know how to drive
Young man, you wanna screw up your lives
I said young man - if you're late for work
You dont take no comfort cab because
YOUNg man - surcharge is 6 to 12
and you can
have some money yourself
And you can
take the mrt
Take the circle line --- thats if you mind

CHORUS:
you're late when you will take the
SMRT
you know your late when you take
smrt
break the glass when your stuck
then you walk in the dark
orchard road to outram park

SMRT
you know youre late when you take
smrt
tell the boss you'll be late
Tell your teachers to wait
MISTER paik hwa we dont hate

V2
Wednesday
The Circle line was down
Saturday
everywhere also down
and on sunday
they say will start at 10
until 11 also havent

SIAW EH
what you expect us to do
NAH BE
That means - go get your horse ok?
Wa Lao eh
You give us surcharge somemore
We complain so much singapore!


You may download the song here.

Disclaimer:  There is no intention of vulgarities, contents are merely following per original lyrics.

原創:雨天,浪漫否?


雨天--可以很浪漫,
亦可以很不浪漫。
嘀嗒嘀嗒的雨声,
好像那悸动的心;
连绵不断的雨,
一丝丝的凉意,
带有一丝哀怨;
感觉好不浪漫…
但,当全身湿淋淋,
穷像那落水狗时,
又何谓浪漫可言呢? 

Monday, December 19, 2011

原創: 雨中情


大雨,
倾盆而下;
嘀嗒嘀嗒,
滴落心中。
眼前景物,
一片模糊,
分不清;
是雨滴,
还是泪水,
模糊了视线…

[注]
望着窗外雨中景,灵感涌现…
为这张昨日用手机拍下的照片配上这段文字,希望大家会喜欢 :)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

SMRT Train Service Down Again...

Again, this morning, the SMRT train service is down and service is disrupted from 7:09am to 1:48pm. Just within 4 days, the trains service got disrupted 3 times which is certainly unacceptable by the Public. There have been many complaints and unhappiness about all these incidents. There have been much inconvenience caused to all, especially when it happened during the peak/ rushing hours to work / off office.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has now stepped in and ordered a public inquiry, after trains on the North-South line broke down on today morning - the third MRT disruption in four days.

A thorough check of the rail system shall begin on Saturday 17/Dec after the train services end and MRT service on Sunday 18/Dec for the North-South and East-West lines will start later at 10:00am instead of usual 5:30am, after all checks are done. Services for the Circle Line and North-East Line will not be affected though.

While Transport Minister Mr Lui said that it's not necessary to conduct "thorough health checks" on the Circle Line and North East Line, I find the statement a bit... Shouldn't the same mentality be adopted to preparing for terrorism?

Most are aware the Circle line is down too just not long ago, is it true that we need not carry out a thorough check for the entire network instead? Shouldn't be countermeasure be taken to avoid having similar issues happening ago to the rest of the train service lines, instead of waiting for things to happen to take the corrective action to remedy the situation?

Anyway, back to the topic of service disruption. Hereby, I would like to gently remind all who are planning to travel early tomorrow moring North-South or East-West direction, that the train service will not be available until 10am, however, there are shuttle bus services services provided during the interval of 5:30am-10:00am. You can check out the SMRT website for information on shuttle bus pick up points.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Train Breakdown Again!!!

Just within 2 days, the Circle Line and the North Bound Train has broken down one after another. However, yesterday's SMRT train breakdown must be one of the worse in 24years that took more than 5hrs to resolve (from 6:55pm - 11:40pm)

The disruption is supposingly caused by a damaged third rail between Dhoby Ghaut and City Hall MRT stations. The faulty third rail damaged the collector shoes of four trains, which caused all of them to stall:
- One train at Braddell station
- One train before Orchard station
- Two trains at Dhoby Ghaut station

Hundred of thousands commuters were stranded at Orchard MRT station and other Marina Bay-bound stations. Many passengers were trapped in the train, and eventually someone resort to smashing one of the cabin windows with a fire extinguisher to allow ventilation.

I wasn't really affected by the train service disruption but was dismay by the fact that when I reached Somerset MRT around near 7pm, I saw this flashing message, but when I was about to head home, I saw the same message still flashing. It is only when I shared the photo on Facebook that I started to gather what has happened actually. And some has shared that their fellow colleagues/ friends are stuck at the train the station for near 1 hour+ before informed by the train station staff that the train service is not available!

Then when I head towards Raffles Place MRT from City Hall MRT, the train stopped twice in the tunnel and I start to wonder if I need to expect myself to be the next victim to be trapped in the tunnel. Thank God, I did not... When I reached Raffles Place MRT I realised it was in a Chaotic. Everyone showing a blur face that the train isn't stopping at the usual platform and some are still confused and unsure of whether their intended journey path is affected.

When I got home, I saw this Facebook post of outrageous "Income Opportunity" Alert by SMRT to their affiliate SMRT taxi fleet. Instead of showing empathy towards the affected commuters, they jump on the fact this is an opportunity for earning income!


From the way SMRT handle the whole incident, I personally find there is insufficient transparency on communicating to the commuters on what's had happened which is happening all this while whenever there is a train breakdown. And this is an obvious case of lack of contigency plan. And making it worse, the "income opportunity" alerts and staff being angered for disruption of service not being their fault, truly shows a lack in empathy and staff training.



** pic1 is photo shared from twitter (source unknown)

** pic2 is snapshot using my mobile phone camera

** pic3 is photo originates from Mr Loh Boon Teo

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

随想

成天忙忙碌碌也不知为了什么。为了混口饭吃? 还是为了做金钱的奴隶?
是时候放缓脚步,停下来关心周围的人与物。。。 甚至是关心自己!

好想倾听自己,却又不得不面对现实。心中的拉锯战有谁明了?
但,深想一层,究竟是不得不向现实低头,还是没有勇气面对失败?
这样的拉锯战已来来回回在脑中盘旋;
该倾听自己的心,还是该跟着理智走?

心中有太多的顾虑,放不开,就是放不开!
努力告诉自己要放开,要试着放开!
敞开心房,勇敢拥抱梦想!

已到了老大不小的年龄,是时候该好好地规划自己的人生。
不想就这样白白过了我的一生!

如网络作家--九把刀,所说:“人生就是不停的战斗!”
要努力,我要努力克服心中的恐惧及一切障碍!
在有限的人生中,添上几笔色彩,不要留白!


灵感源自:近期周遭朋友的际遇;卢广仲的《慢灵魂》;吴若权《倾听幸福的心声》讲座;及九把刀座右铭。

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sonigear 2011 WareHouse Sale

Are you in need to change your Sound System, PC speakers, headset or even Keyboard but has got a tight budget? Or rather, you prefer to spend your money wisely on a budget so that you can set aside spare cash for something else.

If so, this may be of interest to you. Sonigear will be having their 2011 Warehouse sale this coming Thu - Sat (12-15Dec 2011). Some of these items on offer are really worth looking at. Imagine $1 for a PC speaker set, and laptop bags from $6 & onwards.

The Sale venue is at 1 Kallang Sector #04-05, Singapore 349276. Most convenient way of travelling to there with minimal walking will be via SBS transit bus 125 @ opposite Aljunied MRT before Lor Bakar Batu. Do check it out!

Friday, December 9, 2011

谢谢有你!

这一生中,难免遇到不如意之事;但,我庆幸,总是能够遇到贵人,伴我度过最艰难的时刻,让我能够从挫折中茁壮。这一夜,我的心又再痛;但,再苦的日子都会过去;不经历风雨怎么见彩虹?
朋友们,谢谢你们对我的关爱,有你们相伴,我感觉到很幸福;纵然这一刻,我的心依然倘着泪。。。

Sunday, December 4, 2011

McDonald's Curry Sauce for you?

Are you aware that the McDonald's curry sauce in Singapore has been changed not only in the packaging, but also on the ingredients? They have not remove allergens, in this case peanuts, from the production process. Commonly heard feedback from McDonald's Singapore Facebook Page is that taste is no longer the same and it seems to be more watery and dilute than before.

I can't comment much on this since it really depends on individual taste bud and moreover, I have yet tried it out. I would think removing the allergens from the curry sauce would be a nice gesture for those people who suffer from peanut allergy. However, since many feedback that they prefer the old curry sauce, would McDonald's consider bring the old curry sauce with peauts and offer both types instead as suggested by some curry sauce fans?

But there are people who are trying their luck to take chance to earn big bucks from this change. Someone is trying her luck to sell a going to expire soon McDonald's old curry sauce with peanuts in ebay with a starting bid price of S$250.00? But who in the hell with correct state of mind will bid for this? And of coz the ebay deal closed without any bidding, lol...

P/S: Picture extracted from McDonald's Singapore Facebook Page and eBay.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

12 Days of Gifting by Starbucks

Starbucks is kicking off their '12 Days of Gifting' promotion with this amazing throughout the first 12 days of December.

For today 1/Dec, you just need to purchase any Grande-sized Christmas beverage (Toffee Nut Latte, Peppermint Mocha, or the new Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha – hot, iced or Frappuccino) and enjoy another on Starbucks!
They are also starting to sell Christmas Merchandise and I spotted something i like! But I realised some of these merchandise may no longer be available in some of the outlets. I wonder if I still can get it :PThis 10oz double wall plastic tumbler comes with a polar bear right at the bottom; the glittery snowflakes makes your Starbucks beverage taste extra Christmassy, isn't it? And this Christmas Bearista® Polar Bear is so cute with the red apron and candy cane.


Look at these Christmas ornaments that feature signature Starbucks® cups. You can get the red holiday cup (foreground, available as a single cup) or buy a set of 4 which features 3 cups with Starbucks logo evolution through the years and a special Christmas 2011 design. I so wanted these though I do not have a Christmas tree...


You can keep track of all the on going promotion of Starbucks via Starbucks Singapore Facebook page! Do you start to feel Christmas in the air?


P/S: Photos & Pictures extracted from Starbucks Website and Starbucks Singapore Facebook page.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

屠洪刚 《感谢》



歌曲:感谢
歌手:屠洪刚

感谢我的爸爸
感谢我的妈妈
感谢您们
当初决定把我生下
感谢您们
让我看到这个世界

还把我辛苦养大
还给我一个温暖的家
感谢我的老师
是您们教我学文化
才有现在的我
在人前还算不差
请原谅当初玩皮的我
不太听您们的话
听说您还留着我从前
写的检查写的检查
感谢我的朋友
是你们伴我长大
没有你们这世界该是多么寂寞可怕
多少次争吵和忘情的欢笑
和多少次的酒后真话
友谊二字包含着多少酸甜苦辣
感谢在人海之中
认识一个您
让我为您疯狂
为您牵挂
为您痴迷
多少阴错阳差
行若如云爱如漫絮
感谢上帝
把您和我安排在一起
还记得吗
您忘了吗
我们的笑我们的泪
和青春年华
还记得吗
您忘了吗
我们爱过的人
说过的话
和所有心灵的火花
和心灵火花
谢谢


无意间在网络找到这歌词,之前虽然没听过这首歌却被它的词深深牵动着。

生命中有太多的人要感谢,不知从何说起…

感谢老爸老妈把我带入这个世界,含辛茹苦抚育我;虽然我总是埋怨你们将我生得如此平凡、眉毛稀薄、毛发自然圈;虽然我总是嫌你们唠叨不已。

感谢弟妹陪我一起成长,虽然我们从小到大,不是打架便是争吵。偶尔的争执其实为乏味的生活增添另类色彩。

感谢所有亲戚长辈们的叮咛,虽然有时觉得你们好烦。

感谢所有恩师给予指导、教诲、及鼓励,教我发奋图强,朝向自己的梦想飞奔;奈何我还在探索中,未能众望所归。

感谢所有的朋友,陪我度过每个喜怒哀乐的时光、在我生命低潮时对我不舍不弃、在我迷失方向时拉我一把。即使在繁忙的日子里减少见面,友谊却丝毫不减。

感谢认识你,在我悲戚时借我肩膀依靠;在我耍性子时对我包容万分;在我不知所措时为我分析状况。虽然如今你已不在身旁…

感谢有音乐 ,作为心灵的治疗;动人旋律,触动心扉、在我脑海中荡气回肠…

感谢那些不认识的陌生人,你的偶然一笑为这世界增添了欢娱的气氛。

最后,我要特别感谢一位在我心中占有非常重要位置的人,敬爱的山岜老人ˉˉ蔡哲明先生。您总是宜师宜友般对待我、更对我宠爱有加、处处关心我;虽然我们毫无血缘关系,或许就因为我们五百年前可能是一家人的关系吧,冥冥中似有渊缘。您将永在我记忆中… 蔡伯伯,您在云的另一端过得还好吧?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mnet Asian Music Awards 2011

Did you managed to watch Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) 2011 LIVE on Channel U? If not, fret not, you can out the results in their official site, or here, for your easy viewing:

Mnet PD's choice Awards: YB, Find the Dream Breaker
Best Asian Artist China: Jane Zhang Liang Ying
Style in Music: Seo In Young, Into The Rhythm
Singapore's Choice: SuperJunior, Mr. Simple
Hottest Asian Artist: Koda Kumi, Bling Bling Bling
Best New Asian Artist - Group: Aziatix, Go
Best Music Video: BigBang, Love Song
Best Band Performance: CNBlue, Intuition
Best Rap Performance: Leessang, Turned off the TV
Best Vocal Performance Solo: IU, Good Day
Best Dance Performance - Solo: Hyun-A, Bubble Pop
Best Dance Performance - Male Group: Beast, Fiction
Best Dance Performance - Female Group: Miss A, Good-bye Baby
Best Male Group: SuperJunior, Mr. Simple
Best Female Group: Girls' Generation, The Boys
Best Male Artist: Kim Hyun Joong, Break Down
Best Female Artist: Baek Ji Young, Ordinariness
Best New Male Artist: Huh Gak, Hello
Best New Female Artist: A Pink, I Don’t Know
Song of the Year: 2NE1, I Am the Best
Artist of the Year: Girls' Generation, The Boys
Album of the Year: SuperJunior, Mr. Simple

Just by sitting beside the TV, watching the LIVE tele-casting already made me high, I can imagine attending the concert LIVE, Woohoo, it will definitely be super high for all, even though I not an ardent fan of K-POP. The great dancing and singing performance and the cluster of Stars in the award ceremony certainly made me wished that I am right there, at the Singapore National Indoor Stadium, urghhh....

I wonder where will MAMA 2012 be held? Will you be attending if MAMA 2012 were to be held in Singapore again?

周弘给父母的几句话:

友人在面子书上与大家分享著名教育家,周弘给父母的几句话。觉得蛮有意思的,于是在此与大家分享:

没有种不好的庄稼,只有不会种庄稼的农民;
没有教不好的孩子,只有不会教的父母!

农民怎样对待庄稼,决定了庄稼的命运,
家长怎样对待孩子,决定了孩子的一生!

农民希望庄稼快快成长的心情和家长希望孩子早日成才的心情完全一样,但做法却截然不同:庄稼长势不好时,农民从未埋怨庄稼,相反总是从自己身上找原因;

而我们孩子学习不行时,家长却更多的是抱怨和指责,很少反思自己的过错!

换个方式做父母:只有不怕孩子输在起跑线上,
才能让他们真正赢在终点线上

A friend share the above chinese quote by famous Educator, Zhou Hong, on her Facebook wall but there are people who have difficulty to understand what it means, so I do my best to translate it to English and hereby share with all as I find it rather meangingful:

There isn’t any crop that can’t be harvest, only farmers who do not know how to plant their crops;
There’s no kids who can’t be teach, only parents who do not know how to teach.

How the farmers treat their crops, shall decide the fate of the crops;
How the parents treat their children, shall decide the destiny of their children.

How the farmers wished for the crops to grow quickly, is exactly how the parents wished for their kids to be successful, however, the approaches are totally different.

When the crops do not grow well, farmer has never complained, but try to find out what went wrong with their cropping method;
However, when the children do not fare well in their studies, parents tends to complain & pin-pointing, yet never bother to reflect on themselves.

Parents should have a change in their parenting methods; fear not that the kids lose out at the starting point, only then the kids will win at the finishing line!


[注]请不要见笑我的简陋翻译,这仅为了让不通晓华文的网友能够大略明白文中含义。如有翻译不当之处,竟请原谅。

Disclaimer: Pls pardon me for my poor translation, this simple translation is for the benefit of visitors who have difficulty in reading & understanding my chinese blog post.

Monday, November 28, 2011

一个人的午餐

一个人的午餐,
可以很简单,却不寂寞;

一个饭盒,一本书,
度过午饭时间,其实还不错。

精神与五脏庙都获得满足!


Lunching alone,
can be simple, yet not lonely.

To have a lunch box and a book,
to accompany through the lunch hour is great!

You get to satisfy both your brain and stomach!

[注]正在阅读的书本乃是
吴若权作品 -- 宁愿,爱短短的就好!

喜见吴若权老师!

吴若权老师并非第一次前来由大众书局(Popular Book Store) 举办的Bookfest Singapore,奈何前几回,我都错过了他的签书会。这次,终于能够有机会一睹他的风采!

11-25-2011
出席了他的《倾听幸福的心声》讲座,为了拉进与大家的距离,老师步下舞台与大家交流并分享了倾听的好处与秘诀。


倾听的九字秘诀乃是:
真的吗?
然后呢?
你好棒!

不明所以然?那就快快去购买一本《倾听幸福的心声》来读!

在书展喜见朋友,Yen Tan!原来她以为我无法抽空前来次讲座,还特地买了本《温柔,是最坚强的力量》,以便让老师签名后转送给我,令我好不感动! Yen还特地帮我拍了几张我向老师索签名时的照片呢!


11-26-2011
出席老师第二讲座,这次竟然爆棚满座!或许是这次的内容较引起大家的兴趣 --- 《懂男人的女人,最幸福》。出席者,意外的,也有蛮多的男士。老师引用了好些例子来说明,沟通的重要性,及男女大不同。这话题,不仅有利于男女恋人/夫妻之间,我认为在一些社交的场合上,这方面的知识亦能派上用场!


在签书会结束后,终于鼓起勇气要求与老师合照一张,Yeah!

很高兴,老师居然记得我曾在昨日出席他的讲座并挑选我回答最后一道有奖问答。一大袋的奖品,的确丰富;可是,其实我更想赢取的是 -- 老师从台湾带来的限量书签。

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My Definition of Customer Service

I've been in the Customer Service line for the past 10years+. Though I cannot declared to be 100% professional, but I do know what are the basic expectation of a customer service. Below is my definition of a Customer Service in my own words based on my past experience.

Customer service is:

1. Listen with EMPATHY and turning a DEAF ear to customer’s screaming and shouting.

2. Keep your head COOL when all the scolding has spoilt your day first thing in the morning picking up the call from customer.

3. “SMILE” and pacify the customer (even if this is over the phone); the other party may not be able to see you, but they can “FEEL” you.

4. PATIENCE! PATIENCE! PATIENCE! PATIENCE is what you need, especially when customer gets so agitated that they simply refuse to accept any of your explanation.

5. Follow through and offer solutions to show you CARE.

6. Making FRIENDS with your customer, understand their needs and position and they will reciprocate the same.  It is just the same theory as respect others the way you want to be respected.

Feel free to add on what are your expectation of good customer service :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

九把刀风潮

知道“九把刀”这个作家,应该是在一年前左右吧。在Mio TV观赏一个叫做《发现台湾天才》的节目时,看到有关他的访谈,得知他在筹备《那些年,我们一起追过的女孩》。大概听说电影内容时,便深感兴趣,并对自己承诺他日电影上幕,一定要前去观赏!我也曾经游览他的网站,得知他著作过多本小说。

真正认识九把刀,应该是今年开始吧。我不否认,我是应《那些年,我们一起追过的女孩》风潮,并在Yen大力推荐下购买了九把刀的几部作品。再加上,九把刀这会前来由大众书局(Popular Book Store) 举办的Bookfest Singapore 2011,还可以顺道让他在他的作品上签名。

11月19日于新达城举办的讲座兼签书会,因为恰巧与卢广仲的《慢灵魂》演唱会撞期,因此无法前去。于是再左思右想后,终于想到法子前去他隔日在书城的大众书局(Popular Book Store) 的签书会。签书会于下午4点举行,我于2点前去时,已是人山人海,排着长长的人龙。 老实说,我觉得若一年前,刀大前来,人潮肯定不会那么多。不过,据我所知,这之前,刀大的拥护者,其实还蛮多的; 但配合天时、 地利、 人和;应《那些年,我们一起追过的女孩》风潮,前来索取签名的人特别多。 于5点时,好不容易才排到接近书局大门,转过身看,纵然下着大雨,人潮仍不断涌现。。。 终于,进入书局了,还是无法见到他的真身!




Yeah! 终于见到九把刀了!

俏皮的九把刀,经常在签名时表情多多,露出他依然拥有的那分童真。


由于太多的人前去签书会,刀大于心不忍,尽管已严重超时,他仍尽量地为大家签书。也在签书会结束前,与大家说几句话,令大家深感冒着雨前去,是值得的!


刀大,期待你很快会带来新的作品!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Contradicting Parents!


Chance upon this quote when friends are sharing on Facebook. The above image originates from asdfghjkllove and she is kind enough to allow feel free to reblog all the posts and images that one like. Thanks, Jill Fernandez!

I find the quote so true. Basically I encounter all the above scenarios which explains the reason why I can't help laughing out loud. So do you find anything familiar? Lol...

It's late and time for me to get some sleep as tomorrow gonna be a busy day. Nitez to all!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

戒指戴法的意义

右手小指:不谈恋爱。
右手无名指:热恋中。
右手中指:名花有主。
右手食指:单身贵族,等待爱情。

左手小指:单身贵族、不婚族.。
左手无名指:结婚。
左手中指:订婚。
左手食指:未婚、求偶。

大拇指都是代表权势的意思,也可以做自信的意思。

Thursday, October 13, 2011

想象空间 -- 陈洁仪

Woohoo, today is the day! My long waited concert by Kit Chan (陈洁仪)!


今天终于到来,期待已久的陈洁仪的演唱会 -- 想象空间,好不兴奋哦!



Mural Movie Review 《画壁》观后感

Thanks to Nuffnang, I got the chance to preview Mural and am glad to share my simple thoughts after watching the movie. Here, I shall share in both English and Mandarin.

Adapted from the “Strange Tales of Liao Zhai”, Mural is one of the supernatural tales taling about the experience of these three men whom enter a fantasy world that prohibits falling in love...

The sceneries are simply magnificent and the special effects added simply spiced up the movie. The fairies' styling are simply gorgeous and one can't simply take his eyes off these beauties. The occasional humorous dialogue left a deep impression on the audience too. If one were to pick on the movie, it will be the stone demon who simply looked much too modern after added the special effect to the actions. And also the "overly perfect" ending which makes one difficult to accept.

多谢Nuffnang, 我才有幸观看《画壁》独家首映,在此以中英文与大家简单分享我的观后感!

取材于《聊斋》的《画壁》,乃一部神幻的爱情与动作片,讲述了三个男人踏进了一个不容许爱情的仙境的奇遇。。。

影中怡人景色,令人叹为观止!电脑特效亦极为逼真。仙女们极为亮丽而飘逸的造型,更是令人赏欣悦目!时而逗趣的对白让人忍不住捧腹大笑。美中不足的是,某些角色的造型配上特效过于现代化(石妖),以及那突然“过于完美”的结局令人议论纷纷。





One thing to note is that, the theme song is really nice! And the song is actually sung by both male & female lead role -- Deng Chao & Sun Li. Not only that they can act, but they can sing as well. Of course the credit will also need to go to the composer and lyrics writer whom composed such a touching tune with such beautiful lyrics.


值得一提的是,影中主题曲极为动听!这首与影片同名的主题曲乃由演而优则唱的男女主角--邓超及孙俪所演唱。当然,功不可没的还有那词曲创作人,编写出那么维美的旋律及歌词。


"Mural" will be released to the box office today on 13th Oct, do keep a look out in the cinema! Check out their FB Fanpage here!

《画壁》将于今天10月13日开始上映,务必前去观看哦!有兴趣,可到官方面子书网页察看!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

So What's I busy with recently?

Life has been extremely hectic for the past few months, even till now. I have blogged much lesser but this does not mean I have having less fun...

So what's have I been busy with recently other than my work?

No, I have not been neglecting my photography hobby, but I simply tied up to do up my photos to post in FB to share with all... At times, I just feel like doing nothing... R&R at home...

I attended a couple of concerts this year of which I truly enjoy and upcoming will be Kit Chan's concert! Woo Hoo! Will be sharing some of the photos in upcoming posts, now working very hard to sort out the photos!

I've also joined in the fun of Canon Photomarathon 2011. Though I had not won anything, but it was a great day out meeting up with some of the photography Khakis and making new friends! One of the fellow photography khaki even taught me some new photography tricks, or rather tips!



I attended a Forex Trading Educationa​l Session with GK Goh Finances by courtesy of Nuffnang, which is extra knowledge which I would love to know more in depth. Who know's this may be the path to lead me out of the rat race?
 

I also had so much fun @ the 1st SMRT Circle Line Makan Session @ CC3Esplanade Xchange (Esplanade Circle Line MRT Station) with Esther Xie.
 

Attended the private screening of Mural 《画壁》 before it's official box office release on coming 13 Oct 2011 by courtesy of Nuffnang. (P/S: Poster Pic extracted from Mural FB Fan page)



And I just attended a pastry workshop last weekend, conducted by Chef Alroy of JAM which is organized by Channel U at Tott Store(P/S: Poster Pic extracted from Channel U FB Fan page)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Why???

Why am I still awake at this hour? Shouldn't I be in bed like anyone else in the same timezone? Life is getting tougher and tougher for me...

I wonder how long more can I struggle through... I'm feeling sick and tired. Need something to motivate me!!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

It's Monday again!

It's Monday again... How's your day? Are you affected by the rainy storm early this morning and feeling gloomy?


OK, maybe below can help to perks you up in a bad mood day and drive your Monday blues away?

I got this "Happy Moods" teabag as a free sample. Just the packaging makes you feel slightly happier right?


The teabag contains of much citrus flavors that can help to perks one up - Lemongreaa, Apple, Green Tea, Orange Peels, Marigold Flowers Ginger, Coiander, Cardamom & Cinnamon. It sure contains a lots of ingredient. But I smell and taste the stronger of the Orange Peels...


Actually, I don't think I ever seen this brand - Teekanne, in the market before. But surprisingly, It has been around since 1882, probably only available in Singapore recent years only. It has been around the market for 129years old, WOW! This certainly means something...


I still have another pack of sample teabag of Peppermint flavor, which is one of my favorite flavor! I'm gonna do a comparison with my Dilamah Peppermint tea. I've tried a nos. of peppermint tea before but still I like Dilamah best, we shall see if Teekanne will change my opinion :P

Saturday, September 24, 2011

SMRT Circle Line Makan Session

Are you a food lover or a food blogger who enjoys eating?

Or rather, is a great fan of Celebrity bloggers like Esther Xie, Leslie Tay, Ladyironchef or Qiuqiu, and hoping to get a chance to meet them in person?
Now is the chance for you to meet these celebrity bloggers and get to enjoy good food at the same time! In celebration of the Circle Line network completion, SMRT is organizing Free Makan Session with Celebrity bloggers each month to discover tasty local delights. Register for here and your wish be granted. Be quick to action as each session is limited to 20 participants only.

Date: 24th September 2011 (Saturday), 11.45am
@ CC3Esplanade Xchange (Esplanade Circle Line MRT Station) with Esther Xie

29 October 2011 (Saturday), 1.45pm
@ CC20Farrer Road (Farrer Road Circle Line MRT Station) with Leslie Tay

26th November 2011 (Saturday), 11.45am
@ CC19Botanic Garden (Botanic Garden Circle Line MRT Station) with Ladyironchef

17 December 2011 (Saturday), 1.45pm
@ CC22Buona Vista (Buona Vista Circle Line MRT Station) with Leslie Tay

14th January 2012 (Saturday), 11.45am
@ CC23one-north Circle Line MRT Station with Ladyironchef

25th February 2012 (Saturday), 11.45am
@ CC21Holland Village (Holland Village Circle Line MRT Station) with Qiuqiu

So which session are you keen to join? I wish I can join all the session!!!


P/S: Picture extracted from the SMRT Circle Line Makan Session Official Website

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

来杯薄荷鸳鸯如何?

在繁忙的工作日,乘午餐时间泡上一杯自制薄荷鸳鸯舒缓紧张情绪;意想不到,味道还不错 。你是否也感兴趣一试?
Was experimenting to do a cuppa of mint tea coffee or rather, mint yuangyang during this hectic afternoon to distress, surprisingly, the taste is simply great!  Would you love to give it a try?

薄荷茶的选择非常重要哦,我大力推荐Dilmah牌,那浓浓的薄荷味,令人感觉清新!
The choice of mint tea is really important, I personally highly recommend Dilmah brand, it's concentrated mint taste is definitely refreshing!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

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