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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

9th edition of N.E.mation! - Top 10 team selection

The 9th edition of N.E.mation! is here! A competition organised by Nexus for youths to turn their ideas about Total Defense into animation, the one-week selection here is to bring out the top 10 teams with ideas that are closest to the theme! During the call-for-entry phase, the top 100 teams had been selected for this one-week selection where they will be coached to refine and pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. During this very exciting process, 90 teams will be eliminated to bring out the top 10 teams!

These are the themes for Singapore's 50th anniversary:

  1. Believing in Singapore: Because This is Home
  2. Pioneers
  3. Forward-looking
  4. SAF50

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STLC George Goh, representative from Nexus and also one of the 4 judges for the selection giving a short speech before revealing the top 10 teams. And here we go!

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One more cheer for everyone who made it into the top 22! It was very difficult to decide who gets to be in the top 20 so this year was an exception, allowing 2 more teams to be in the top 20.

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The top 10 teams coming in your way!

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The ecstatic moment where this team found out that they will remain in the top 10. Several teams were called out and at every round, only few teams could stay in the competition. Sitting there, I couldn't help but marvel at the organisers whom did a really fantastic job at pumping up the atmosphere!

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Between this two teams, one of them would have to leave while the other one remains in the top 10. Both of the teams were very nervous; they grasp their team mates in hopes of remaining in the top 10, the other team held on tightly to their symbol of the team (the lemon of course). And who will it be?
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The Elemonators! I can tell that the initial reaction was disbelief and shock, like 'wut?'

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And they hugged each other knowing that they would endure the long journey ahead with each other's encouragement and support.

It was a tough fight between the top 22 teams, we all know it because the judges took nearly 2 hours to deliberate the final top 10 teams. Be it the ones who stayed or the ones who left, tears streamed down their faces. It was a memorable experience and no regrets for those who had to leave, it was not easy to make it to the top 22 in the first place.
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And with that being said, this year was a little more special. The teams who managed to make it there to the top 22 were all given medals as a token of participation.

As the selection came to an end, we can now reveal all out top 10 teams who will remain in the competition! Here they are:
1. Acrylics from Raffles Instituition
2. AlphaCrescent from Crescent Girls’ School
3. Believed Beliefs from CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School
4. Chunky Monkeys from Singapore Chinese Girls’ School
5. Elemonators from CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School
6. HigherThanYou from Cedar Girls’ Secondary School
7. IDK from Raffles Girls School (Secondary)
8. JJKN59 from Kent Ridge Secondary School
9. Millennium Dragons from CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School
10. wasd from Commonwealth Secondary School

Curious about how they really felt during the elimination round, I managed to talk to one of the teams who got into the top 10.
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This is AlphaCrescent from Crescent Girls' School. They are all schoolmates in the same CCA, and very excited for the next phase of the competition! All of them were in total disbelief when the results came out, they thought other teams had better ideas but it must have been their presentation and sincerity that won the judges' heart!

Image from Isiah who caught this special moment
Even though the journey ahead can put girls' friendship to a test, AlphaCrescent told me that they have faith that they will be able to make it through and will be giving their best efforts for it, even if it meant forgoing their holidays!

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Now that we finally have our top 10 teams, it's time to move on to the next phase!
The teams will be spending three weeks of their school holidays in November working on the animation and in between this period, they will be attending pre-animation production and workshops to help them in their final product.

All the best to all the teams! For updates of the competition, do visit N.E.mation! 9 official site and subscribe to the Facebook page!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cavalia gallops to Singapore!

The world renowned Cavalia horses has galloped to town! Many white tents were set up right beside Marina Bay Sands Shoppe, housing the Cavalia horses and its magnificent performances riders, aerialists, acrobats, dancers and musicians. This creation of Cavalia by Normand Latourelle, one of the co-founders of famed Cirque du Soleil, displays a fresh mix of acrobatics, dance, aerial stunts and live music. A lot of work went on behind the scenes to prepare for its big day in Singapore:

As Cavalia takes place under a 2,440-square-metre big top and 35 metres in height, audiences can expect to a single 50 metre-wide stage that allows the horse to gallop at full speed!

The horses galloping together with their trainers and exciting acrobatic moves in front of a digital screen that constantly changes its image. 20 projectors were used to achieve this magical effect!

Such a magnificent show cannot be missed! The show itself is very magical and captivating, not just wonderful acrobatic moves but also appreciating the horses' beauty as well. I think a lot of big words are overused in the review of Cavalia but they do live up to reputation, it is a very beautiful show that shows the bond between humans and horses.

With thanks to Base Entertainment, I was being invited to the show together with Jessie, Kevin and Clarrisa. Don't miss the show!
Event Date:
12 Aug - Sun, 28 Sep 2014
Tue - Fri: 7.30pm
Sat: 2pm & 7.30pm
Sun: 12pm & 5.30pm
Sat and Sun (20 and 21 Sep 2014): 1pm

Venue:
Bayfront Ave next to Marina Bay Sands
Ticket Pricing:
(Excludes Booking Fee)
Rendez-Vous VIP Premium: S$308
Redez-Vous VIP Silver: S$288
Horse Lover (First Row): S$248
Horse Lover: S$228
Category 5: S$188
Category 6: S$148
Category 7: S$118
Category 8: S$88
Partially Obstructed: S$58

If you really love horses, there's a two packages available for you!
RENDEZ-VOUS VIP
allows access to the private RENDEZ-VOUS VIP Lounge 90 minutes before the show, during the intermission and after the show
Center-row seats
VIP Pass
Wide variety of complimentary food and beverages
Dessert, coffee and tea served during intermission
Exclusive stable tour after the show
Cavalia souvenir from our boutique

HORSE LOVER
The best choice to see the horses up close.
Front rows seats
Exclusive stable tour after the show

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Shoes from Zalora

Shoes shoes and more shoes! My love for nice shoes is so much that one shoe cabinet is simply not enough! There is a strange kind of mood booster whenever I purchase a new pair of shoes, a refreshing air of confidence in every stride taken with new shoes.

If you are feeling bored right now, join me and start shopping online for shoes at awesome prices! Here's a few picks from Zalora's shoes section:

Kitten Heel Pumps with Patent Piping at S$29.90


 Crossover Pointed Pump by ZALORA at S$27.90


Canvas Ballerina Flats by ZALORA at S$12.90

Also,head over to read Zalora's online magazine as they introduce their own style, own brand and popular picks for online shoppers! Do you know that Zalora also recently launched their very own brand? Their in-house collection consists of local and international designs, debuting it online exclusively on Zalora. Their fashion is periodically updated for the latest style, and guess what's more awesome? Simply subscribe to their newsletter and enjoy $10 off your purchase, so head over and start SHOPPING!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mcdonald's McWrap

About two weeks back, I was invited to Mcdonald's #UnWrapTheFun launch party. You might have guessed it, it is being launched already and known as the Mcdonald's McWrap.
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The idea was to have a healthy 500-calorie meal at Mcdonald's, which is pretty cool as many had claim to be impossible from a fastfood restaurant. The proposed 500 calories meal was a combination of the newly launched McWrap with a corn cup and Coke Zero, all this at 501 calories. There is no doubt to the freshness of the ingredients and with a mere few words, your McWrap is ready within minutes.
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The McWrap is a 10-inch, white-flour tortilla wrapped around 3 pieces of chicken (grilled or “crispy”), lettuce, shredded red and white cabbage, sliced carrots, tomatoes, and McDonald’s special chargrilled sauce or creamy mayonnaise. The grilled chicken promised to be equally tasty despite the skin removal. With an easy-to-go packaging, the meal is pretty fuss-free if you ask me.


Remember to have a healthy meal, McWrap is in stores on 14th August 2014! In the mean time,I shall have my very own McWrap!

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Chewing halfway when I took this photo,hehe!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Domino's Pizza is now hiring!

Looking for a new career? Want to be in an environment where you get to smell or even savor delicious food? Look no more, Domino's Pizza is now offering career opportunities for people who are interested to embark on a new career that's both rewarding and fulfilling!
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All this delicious food is promised with a 30min delivery time, with many thanks to the staff who made it possible with the most time-efficient methods!
Domino's Pizza has many employees benefits such as 13th month bonus, medical benefits and employee insurance, flexibility in arranging working hours, attendance and punctuality incentives, and the prospect of further career advancements with Domino’s as well as referral incentives. They have a few job openings now, such as Delivery Experts, Pizza Chefs and Management. To further motivate their staff, they have this 'Rolex Challenge' where a specially customized Domino's Rolex watch will be given to the manager of the store or US2,000! This is given when the store is able to hit the sales target for 4 weeks as well as outstanding performance through evaluation reports.
An exclusive kitchen tour was given and we were able to see how fast they were in making the pizzas. Each and everyone of them is very dedicated in their task, I can imagine how fun it must be to work with such enthusiastic people.

On top of that,we get to make our own pizza! Which was quite fun cause we get to choose our own ingredients.
And......
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Here's my pizza! I can't take any photos in the kitchen so here's the end result :)
For more information,do visit domino's website/

Sunday, August 10, 2014

N.E.mation!9

Ever felt like going to USA but never had the opportunity to do? Don't think that you will only get your chance to go USA when you are an adult, make use of your creative juices and win yourself a trip to USA! N.E.mation!9 has begun and the registration is now open! It takes 3 simple steps to win yourself and your team members a trip to USA!

Simply follow this 3 steps:
1. Form a team of 3 to 4 students from your school.
2. Register online at NEMATION.SG/
3. Submit your story ideas on the central idea (Because We Believe) by 15th August 2014.

If you are worried about not having a story idea,fret not! There are some resources here to help kick start your creative engine and craft a winning story:
Don’t know how to start? No worries, we have some resources here to help you get your creative juice flowing and craft a winning story:
view the Free online Story Workshop at http://nemation.sg/story/

Remember,the deadline for story submission is on 15th August 2014 so do hurry!

Here's a little more elaboration on the central idea – Because We Believe:
“Singapore is what it is today because our pioneers believed in Singapore and were united by a determination to build a strong, secure and cohesive nation. As we mark Singapore’s 50th year, it is a good time to reflect on the values, principles and convictions that will continue to shape the nation and the home that we want for Singapore and our future generations.”

Here's a short clip of the team from the previous season on their trip to USA:


Feeling excited? REGISTER NOW AT NEMATION!

For more updates and information about N.E.Mation!9, do check out their social media and official channels:
Website: nemation.sg
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nemation
Twitter: @nemation
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/NEmators
Instagram: http://instagram.com/nemation.sg/

Monday, August 04, 2014

Sound of Music Musical Review

While Sound of Music remained a childhood favourite for many, do you know that it was originally made as a Broadway musical and not a film? It is a bold move to retage the iconic Julie Andrews film back into a musical, staging it right here in Singapore.

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The story is about Maria, who was a mischievous nun being sent take care of the Von Trapp children. During her time there, her love for singing made the children adore her so much that she fell in love with the family as well, and later married their widowed father while the Nazis took over Austria.

The children in the musical were local-based whom won their roles through an audition that opened up several months ago, they star alongside with the mainly South African cast. It was an absolute joy to watch the children singing so well to the upbeat and cheerful songs. Nostalgia filled the theatre as many hummed alongside with familiar classic songs such as My Favourite Things, Sixteen going on Seventeen and Do Re Mi. The backdrop slowly changes colour from blue to orange as the conversation goes on.

Bethany Dickson plays the role of Maria, her flawless voice riveted well right from the start to the very end. Her enthusiasm could not posssibly by imitated by just anyone! As Mother Abbess sung the nuns to prayers, it was so beautifully staged that it's worth every bucks for the show. I love how Bethany was able to play the character well, enunciating every word with such clarity. Andre Schwartz plays the captain and his voice caught me by surprise! It was very charismatic, a refreshing change from the deep opera male voices that I used to hear from other musicals.

The show runs from now till 10 August with the following showtime:
Tue - Fri: 8pm
Sat: 2pm & 8pm
Sun: 12pm & 6pm

Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)
VIP : S$195
A Reserve : S$165
B Reserve : S$135
C Reserve : S$95
D Reserve : S$65
VIP Box (For 4 Seats) : S$780
Box Seats (For 4 Seats) : S$540

Restricted View:
E Reserve : S$165
F Reserve : S$135
G Reserve : S$65


Do catch the show before it ends!