Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Page One commit to respond within the following 48 hours.
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)
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
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
现在就一起欣赏她们演绎的《那些年》A Capella 版本吧:
Monday, December 26, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
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
you're late when you will take the
you know your late when you take
break the glass when your stuck
then you walk in the dark
orchard road to outram park
you know youre late when you take
tell the boss you'll be late
Tell your teachers to wait
MISTER paik hwa we dont hate
The Circle line was down
everywhere also down
and on sunday
they say will start at 10
until 11 also havent
what you expect us to do
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.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
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
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!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
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
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
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?
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
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?
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!
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
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!
吴若权作品 -- 宁愿,爱短短的就好!
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！
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！
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
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
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！
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
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
Thursday, October 13, 2011
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.
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.
"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!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
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 Educational 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
I wonder how long more can I struggle through... I'm feeling sick and tired. Need something to motivate me!!!
Monday, September 26, 2011
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
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!!!
Friday, September 16, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
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?
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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