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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Visiting the AlphaCrescent girls NE9CO10

It's my first visit to the N.N.mation!9 production site after being invited to be an ambassador once again. I was quite excited to visit this team... I don't know if it's mere coincidence or fate, but I'm assigned to AlphaCrescent from Crescent Girls' School! Read about my introduction for them over here.

They were equally surprised to see me as well, and boy, am I really glad to be assigned to them!

All of them were very sweet during my stay with them, introducing me to the work that they have done and telling me about the obstacles they face. There so many to be done, so many modelling and paper-cutting.

AlphaCrescent is doing stop-motion digital animation with clay, and this is what they have done:
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They first have drawings of what they want to model the clay on, so they drew on hard pieces of black cardboard. The 3 circles are coconuts, and of course the one behind would be an old boat from the olden days of Singapore.

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Then they lay the clay on the drawings, using tools to help them refine the details. One of the obstacles they face is the clay hardening quickly as the room is very cold, they could not do anything other than to knead longer and produce more heat to soften the clay.

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And more details.

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And not forgetting to laugh, bond over the work that they are doing. Given the limited colours of clay provided, they would mix the colours together to achieve the desired colour. Lots of kneading required!

And these are the results!
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It's not completely done yet but the contrast is there,

the details are there. The details are unbelievable, I did not know that we can do such a marvellous work with clay! Wait, THEY did it! :) All of them were very grateful to their instructor Beverly.

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"Don't forget to do your best while having fun! -JJKN59"
"Welcome to the Clay Factory, there are 4 minions at work."

And also with the support given by JJKN59 from Kent Ridge Secondary School. Even though it's a competition, everyone is like one big family, giving each other moral support and encouragements!

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They know when to have fun and when it's time to play hard!

I really enjoyed my stay with Alphacrescent and I really look forward to seeing them again in the second week of the competition! Showing them your support is just a click away, do click here and 'like'  AlphaCrescent now! AlphaCrescent's news feed on instagram and twitter is available right here.

Many thanks to James from N.E.mation!9 for helping to take the photos with me and the girls!

First visit to Believed Beliefs at the N.E.mation!9 Production Site

I'm back in the 9th edition of N.E.mation!9 as their ambassador once again! Super excited and proud to be one of the ambassadors because I really love seeing how the enthusiastic the students are.
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This time round, there's a little special treat for the ambassadors. I got my ambassador batch on my first visit to NYP!

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Took a selfie with them! There's Constance, Hazel, Lee Cheng and Kylie.
One of the two teams that I have is Believed Beliefs. They are from CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School, and really fun to be with!

When I came, they greeted me excited and pulled out chairs for a little chit-chat session. They gave me a little self-introduction about themselves but mainly interested to share more about their team members. Believed Beliefs was telling me that they were very inspired by their seniors Delta-gaytors (the team which I'm also the ambassador of!) in N.E.mation!8, hoping to be just like them!

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I was surprised to see a Christmas tree in their tent, I thought it was part of their props but no! They brought it in for to hype up a little festive mood, for Christmas! What's a Christmas tree without presents right? All candies beneath the tree made me wanna munch them all!

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All of them are working away so diligently that their instructor, Alvin have to remind them to take breaks in between! All of them does rotoscoping, using two screens at one time.

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What does it mean? It means to trace the outline of the person on the screen, and each second takes about 8 tracings. When I look at their computers, all of them have about 8 minutes worth!

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See that green column below? They click on it second by second, doing the tracing for every second. 60s x 8 frames x 8min, that's hundreds of frames to be done! Thankfully, they have each other's support and help out whenever needed.

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Snorlax and teddy is there to support them, wearing a pair of oversized red shorts! While Snorlax sleeps, they are working very hard to keep ahead of schedule!

Seeing how hardworking Believed Beliefs are, and I wish they could take enough break and have fun! I'm quite excited to see them again in the second week of the competition! Do give them and myself a little support by clicking here and 'like'  BelievedBeliefs now! Believed Belief's news feed on instagram and twitter is available right here.

Many thanks to James from N.E.mation!9 for helping to take the photos with me and the girls!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mamma Mia is in town!

Mamma Mia is back in town again! Its last visit to Singapore way back in 2004 saw an overwhelming success, and it's no surprise that this time round, there is an extension to the performances' date! Opening at The MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, the award-winning musical is running from 13 Nov - 14 Dec 2014.

A classic musical with an audience of more than 54 million people, it has been reproduced in 39 productions in 14 different languages. Right now, they are celebrating their 15th year anniversary in London's West end. Being the 9th longest running running performance in Broadway, it has turned into a movie, starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan.

A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!
Over 65 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show!

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone's having the time of their lives!

It's a really hilarious show, the characters are bold and witty, not to mention that they can all sing very well!
Event Date
Thu, 13 Nov - Sun, 14 Dec 2014
Tue - Fri: 8pm
Sat: 2pm & 8pm
Sun 1pm & 6pm

Ticket pricing
VIP Reserve : S$230 (Includes a gift)
A Reserve : S$165
B Reserve : S$145
C Reserve : S$125
D Reserve : S$95
VIP Box (For 4 Seats) : S$920 (Includ

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Updates about bobo

I have not brought Bobo to the vet after last visit even though he had one seizure after that. For the following few days he seemed to be getting better, and we continued to feed him the same medication prescribed by the doctor.

Then today, it happened again. I was the only one who witnessed the initial two attacks but this time round, my brother saw it too. Once at 11pm and another at 3.45am, 15minutes ago. He's been bleeding from his mouth but I don't think it's internal. Could be bleeding from the roof of his mouth. I was able to take a picture during his seizure as he was opening his mouth and yelping away.

Yes, those blood stains are his
It looks like he might have accidentally his the roof of his mouth, I guess it's time to bring him back to the vet tomorrow. I can't imagine, the fees are so costly that I don't know if bobo's seizure is gonna be long term. He's usually healthy, even the recent blood tests revealed nothing! In my mind, I kept wondering if I have to put him down cause he seemed like he's in a lot of agony.

Gone were the days where Bobo would happily trot (literally, it's so cute cause of his short legs!) out and greet us when we come back. And gone were the days where he bark at neighbors. Now he sleeps most of the time and doesn't wanna move. I feel so sad for him....

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Maltese having seizure

It's been some time since I last posted something for myself and this time I wanna share something really personal. I seldom talk about my dog but he's the one first one to greet us when we come home from school or work. My dog, Bobo, has been sick for about a week already. The lethargy, labored breathing and sneezes wasn't enough for me to take him to the vet. You know, he's usually healthy and we thought that it would go away in a few days.

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This is how he sleep for the past few days, with his mouth opened and snoring away

Yesterday, I went back home for lunch and decided to take a quick nap. As I closed my eyes, I heard Bobo sneezing and I sensed him walking towards me. When I opened my eyes, he was sneezing so badly that there's mucus and blood spraying on me! I was so shocked that I told my mom to bring him to the vet.

The vet says that he's just having a normal flu and prescribed some flu medicine for him. Awhile later at home, he followed me to the kitchen and I wanted to feed him. Then he looked really dazed and confused and this is when it happened.

The seizure
It didn't occurred to me that it's a seizure but I know that something is terribly wrong when he arched his back so badly that I thought he's going to break his own neck. He was running on his sides, arching his back and yelping away. The whole episode probably lasted about a minute.

And he urinated on himself.

Sprawling on the floor, he was trying to stand up but he could barely crawl to a spot where he felt safe. Bobo managed to sit up after awhile and starting salivating. I was just so shocked because this is my first time witnessing it and I didn't know what to do. One part of me wanted to video it down so that I could show the vet what this is, but the other part of me was afraid that people would call me cruel to tape it down instead of helping my dog.

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Dazed bobo ignoring me when I try to coax him out

I told my mom and brought him to the vet. The vet explained that it's a seizure, and is unlikely to be a side effect from the medication she prescribed. So she asked if we could do an X-Ray and a blood test to see if there's anything wrong internally; I agreed.

Bobo is very fierce, as my friends whom came to my house before would know it. Still remember everyone would try to do a 'Dog Whisperer' on Bobo... Hahaha.
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The assistants held down Bobo as they did the scan
The results were normal and it showed nothing wrong with Bobo. The vet said that it is possible for a mass to be growing inside Bobo's head or an allergy to penicillin, causing the bloody mucus, panting and seizures. She gave Bobo an anti-inflammatory injection, switched his medication to a non-penicillin base.

Well, I didn't expect all that to be so expensive! The whole medical bill came up to $400. I rather it be me who's sick than Bobo, there's hardly any cheap vets around. Heck, when you are sick, you get medicine from government clinics and it's subsidized. But when pets fall sick, you can hardly find a cheap vet and it's simply unbearable to see your pet in pain.

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Let's go home, Bobo
It's been awhile since I last rode a bicycle, and it's the first time Bobo came out with me on a bicycle.

I went home to nap but I was woken up by Bobo's yelping. A groggy me thought Bobo was just randomly barking at my neighbors but then I realized, that yelping sounded familiar. So I quickly rushed out of my bedroom to see Bobo having a second seizure. It really broke me heart to see him in this state.

Here's a video of how a dog's seizure may look like:

Bobo on the other hand, didn't stood up as quickly as the dog did. It is very heart breaking to see your beloved pet in this state. The yelping, peeing on himself and being helpless to his seizure... I really wish with all my heart that Bobo recover soon.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Shop for skirts with Zalora

Flirting with the lengths and hems of different skirts, Zalora has brought you all kinds of fashionable skirts! From mini skirts to pencil skirts, there's a skirt for every occasion. Not to mention that they have a free delivery service for purchases above $40 and a 30 days free return policy! Enticed yet? Here, check out some of my picks from Zalora:

Black Zip Pocket Mini Skirt
With the zippers, it's a little funky and never goes out of trend for any season!

Tulle Full Midi Skirt
It's shaped like a tulip, and with a soft peach colour, it's a perfect skirt for every girl!

Tilt-A-Twirl Skirt

Chamomile Mesh Skirt
We don't get to experience fall in Singapore but that doesn't mean that the weather doesn't get a little chilly and rainy! So why not a cute mesh skirt for a start!

Aren't they all adorable? Now the fall trend is sheer sheer sheer! Even Carine Roitfeld, the 60 year old doyenne of french fashion has worn a sheer skirt during the Paris Fashion Week!

Styles by Zalora is often kept up to date with the latest trend and with the latest designs, what's not to love about shopping? Shop for skirts with Zalora and keep the trend going!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Babette Food Review

With the success of Chillax Café at Serangoon Gardens, “Towkay” DJ Darren Wee of 987FM went on to open his F&B restaurant at the new Parc Soverign Hotel. Babette, the name of the restaurant, was inspired by the 1980s Danish film ‘ Babette’s Feast’.
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Determined to come up with something that is affordable and delicious, a French-Japanese cuisine was created.
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Honey Yuzu Ice Blended [7] to quench my thirst. It was a hot day to begin with!

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Not quite your usual plain salad. This octopus salad includes grilled octopus, a good variety of vegetables and their own Babette sauce, all in one bowl. Quite a tasty start to a good meal!

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Bacon Tempura with yuzu mayo [10]
This is one that caught my eye while Darren was walking me through their menu. Crispy bacon with a coat of light and fluffy crust, it's good to order this with a beer! It's so delicious that I can't even describe it with words, other than to try it yourself!

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Steak & Foie Gras Donburi [28]
As someone who doesn't eat beef very often, this marbled cut steak is the best that I have ever tasted in my entire life. Cooked to medium-rare, the steak is flavorful and tender. Every bite of it with a spoonful of Japanese short-grain rice and a bit of creamy pan-seared foie gras tastes heavenly.

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Duck Confit Donburi [28]
Duck confit is a specialty of France and whipping it up with Japanese rice, every bite is so tender melting that it falls of the bone altogether. The in-house Babette sauce is drizzled all over and served together with pickles that gives you a whole spectrum of taste, a piece of heaven in one bowl!

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Matcha lava cake [12]
I don't think any girls would say no to desserts, really. This Matcha Lava cake is really a must-have dessert after a good meal. A perfect fusion of the east-west cuisine, the green tea infuse cake comes together with vanilla ice cream and azuki red beans. White chocolate fondant was used, which makes this lava cake THE lava cake. Betcha can see now why it's a must-have when you come and visit the restaurant!

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They have a very cosy setting that I really like, a great place to hold parties and all the better with the awesome food they have!

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Thanks for the invitation Darren! If you're lucky to spot him while dining there, do say hi!

Babette Restaurant & Bar
Babette Facebook
165 Tyrwhitt Road, #01-03, Parc Sovereign Hotel, Singapore 207569
(5-10 min walk from Lavender MRT, near Chye Seng Huat)
Tel: +65 6341 7727
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Black & White: The Dawn of Justice Movie Review

After watching the first movie of Black & White, I was very excited to be given an opportunity to attend the premiere of Black and White: The Dawn of Justice Gala Premiere at Vivocity GV. Director’s Tsai (蔡岳勳) and Actor’s Mark Chao (趙又廷) of the movie made an appearance at the premiere for fans meet as well as the press conference in Singapore.

Personally, I would rate this movie 2.5 against 5 stars. In terms of cinematography, Asian movies are slowly catching up with Hollywood films. With a style like Michael Bay's, lots of explosives can be expected in this action-packed movie. The visual effect however can be a little better, I feel. The storyline is pretty cool and humour can be expected in the movie, they did justice to the actors' past experience. Also, Fann Wong's husband Christopher Lee made a cameo appearance as a high-ranking officer in the movie! Do check out the trailer and synopsis below:

Police officer in the Southern Precinct, WU Ying-xiong, has been revered as a hero in the Harbor City ever since he stopped the terrorists on a Boeing 777 airplane and kept the city safe. Panic spreads the whole city as a series of bomb explosions happen within hours and this is just the beginning of a tight-knit conspiracy.

Righteous and impulsive, Wu is paired up with the intelligent but arrogant loner CHEN Zhen to track down the mastermind behind the bombing incidents. During the investigation, they find the clues are linked to a freeway kidnapping case. Worst of all, they find the next suicide bomber is XU Da-fu, a criminal who once helped Wu solve the airplane crisis and secretly ran away with his girlfriend Qiao-qing by faking death with Wu’s assistance.

Soon Wu and Chen will discover that the bombings are just the prelude to a massive destruction. Stolen military missiles are now aimed at the Harbor City; moreover, a deadly virus is about to breakout, which is so highly contagious that it can devour the whole world in 14 days. All the chaos is planned by the Nightwalkers—a secret assassination squad which used to serve the highest government officials. Facing the unprecedented crisis, the two-men team of totally opposite characteristics is the only hope to reverse the situation. Nonetheless, when moral standards are turned upside down, what faith should they keep to maintain the so-called justice?