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Monday, June 29, 2009

The Games Xpo 2009 (TGX'09)

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Date: 3 - 5 Jul 09
Time: 11am - 8pm
Venue: Suntec Convention Exhibition Hall 404 (Level 4)

Description:
Jointly organised by Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd (CEMS) and Rapture Gaming Pte Ltd, TGX09 will take place in the heart of Southeast Asia - Singapore, from 3 - 5 July 2009 at the Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre. With Games Exchange Alliance (GXA), a trade industry body in Singapore, as event host, together with the Singapore Cosplay Club and Virtualand, Singapore’s leading arcade games centres, as official event partners, TGX09 is presenting the entire spectrum of gaming industry to the next higher level. Tens of thousands of gaming enthusiasts are expected to swarm the show floor and witness this revolution of gaming. Singapore Cosplay Club’s most spectacular Cosplay competition in Asia and various exciting and exclusive gaming and arcade tournaments by Rapture Gaming and Virtualand are among the many highlights of the event that will surely capture the hard-core players and gaming enthusiasts.

In this three-day fun-filled and action-packed event, TGX09 is expected to draw in 90,000 gaming public plus 1,500 trade and media guests, strengthening its position as the most preferred business platform for local and regional industry players to promote their latest games, products and peripherals.

For more event information, email gavin@cems.com.sg or adrian@rapturegaming.com


Organizer: Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd & Rapture Gaming Pte Ltd
Website: www.thegamesxpo.com

Friday, June 26, 2009

Food Indulgences, Robinson & MPH Warehouse Sale



Date: 25 - 28 Jun 09
Time: 11am - 10pm
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 6B
Admission: Public Free Admission

Show Profile:
Enjoy the gastronomical delights from over 50 exhibitors. For the first 100 customers daily, there is redemption of free juices.

Organizer: Osaka Plus Marketing Pte Ltd
Tel: +65 6748 3997 Fax: +65 6748 9798
Email : osakaevents@gmail.com



Date: 25 Jun - 5 Jul 09
Time: 1030am - 10pm
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 5
Admission: Public Free admission

Show Profile:
Huge Discounts, Massive savings, Extensive Brands, Robinsons Expo '09.

Organizer: Robinson & Co (S'pore) Pte Ltd
Tel: +65 6733 0888 Fax: +65 6733 3893
Email : mailto:rbc@robinsons.com.sg



Date: 26 - 28 Jun 09
Time: 9am - 9pm
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 4A
Admission: Public Free Admission

Show Profile:
MPH Warehouse Sales: International Bestsellers, Self-help Books, Non-Fiction, Travel Guides, Childrens' Books..etc.

Organizer: MPH Distributors (S) Pte Ltd
Tel: +65 6450 6068 Fax: +65 6457 0314
Email : sales@mph.com.sg
Website : http://www.mph.com.sg/

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Man on Wire & Ghost of Girlfriends Past

Caught MAN ON WIRE and GHOST OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST last weekend.




This true story is astounding. I always love watching movies and reading books from true events. Cannot imagine all the things Philippe Petit had to go thru just to fulfil his dreams. I salute his passion! Worth watching if you like documentary.



This one is the usual romantic comedy.. Simple, easy to understand and kinda touching. A nice movie to watch if you need a laugh and light-hearted moment.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Creative Marketing

I love this Ad! Simple, clever and funny too.. hehe



TGIF and Happy Father's Day!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Who says our English is terok?

See below - Ours is simple, short, concise, straight-to-point and effective!

WHEN GIVING A CUSTOMER BAD NEWS
Britons: I'm sorry, Sir, but we don't seem to have the sweater you want in your size, but if you give me a moment, I can call the other outlets for you.
Asian: No Stock.

RETURNING A CALL
Britons: Hello, this is John Smith. Did anyone page for me a few moments ago?
Asian: Hello, who page?

ASKING SOMEONE TO MAKE WAY
Britons: Excuse me, I'd like to get by. Would you please make way?
Asian: S-kew me

WHEN SOMEONE OFFERS TO PAY
Britons: Hey, put your wallet away, this drink is on me.
Asian: No-need lah.

WHEN ASKING FOR PERMISSION
Britons: Excuse me, but do you think it would be possible for me to enter through this door?
Asian: (pointing the door) can ar?

WHEN ENTERTAINING
Britons: Please make yourself right at home.
Asian: Don't be shy lah!

WHEN DOUBTING SOMEONE
Britons: I don't recall you giving me the money.
Asian: Where got?

WHEN DECLINING AN OFFER
Britons: I'd prefer not to do that, if you don't mind.
Asian: Don't want la...

IN DISAGREEING ON A TOPIC OF DISCUSSION
Britons: Err. Tom, I have to stop you there. I understand where you're coming from, but I really have to disagree with what you said about the issue.
Asian: You mad ah?

WHEN ASKING SOMEONE TO LOWER THEIR VOICE
Britons: Excuse me, but could you please ! lower your voice, I'm trying to concentrate over here.
Asian: Shut up lah!

WHEN ASKING SOMEONE IF HE/SHE KNOWS YOU
Britons: Excuse me, but I noticed you staring at me for some time. Do I know you?
Asian: See what, see what?

WHEN ASSESSING A TIGHT SITUATION
Britons: We seem to be in a bit of a predicament at the moment.
Asian: Die-lah!!

WHEN TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED
Britons: Will someone tell me what has just happened?
Asian: Wat happen.. Why like that....

WHEN SOME ONE DID SOMETHING WRONG
Britons: This isn't the way to do it here let me show you..
Asian: like that also don't know how to do!!!!

WHEN ONE IS ANGRY
Britons: Would you mind not disturbing me..
Asian: Siam la u!

Monday, June 15, 2009

George Carlin on age 102

George Carlin's Views on Ageing

Do you realise that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about ageing that you think in fractions.

'How old are you?' 'I'm four and a half!' You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key..

You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.

'How old are you?' 'I'm GONNA BE 16!' You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life .... . You become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony. YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!

But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone.

But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.

You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!

You GET INTO your 80's and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30 ; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there. INTO THE 90s, you start going backwards; 'I Was JUST 92.'

Then a strange thing happens. If you MAKE IT OVER 100, you become a little kid again. 'I'm 100 and a half!' May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!

HOW TO STAY YOUNG
  1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay 'them'

  2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

  3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

  4. Enjoy the simple things.

  5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

  6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

  7. Surround yourself with what you love , whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

  8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

  9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

  10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Husky killed by maid!

Maid made this statement on the same day to owner's MIL before incident happened:

"How long is the dog going to live?!"

Thanks Fireopal for sharing this news. Heartbreaking incident..

Watch the CCTV clip of the terrible incident


Owner related her incident in local forum HERE with her replies to responses.
Mentioned in Chinese forum HERE
You can listen to the news HERE (Actual news article HERE)

I felt really sad. From the husky, Star, Dogster's profile, I realised he was abused before by ex-owner. This dog had been thru so much and in the end suffered a worse fate... I almost teared reading his profile and news article. And very pissed when I saw the maid's face.. EVIL!! That's the reason why I'm always against having a full time maid at home. Thou these bad apples are minority but you never know what's installed for you so I rather not take the chance and risk.

Condolences to Star's owner.. I'm sure he appreciated your love and what you had done for him. He will be happier at the rainbow bridge...

R.I.P. Star..

Friday, June 12, 2009

Friends

Whoever did this did a great job in matching the kids and dogs.. so cute...

A friend is someone we turn to when our spirits need a lift.

A friend is someone we treasure for our friendship is a gift.

A friend is someone who fills our lives with beauty, joy, and grace.


And makes the world we live in a better and happier place.


There is a miracle called friendship, that dwells in the heart. You do not know how it happens or when it starts.


But you know the special lift it always brings. You realize that friendship is the world's most precious gift!

Let old friends know you haven't forgotten them, and tell new friends you never will.

Would like to take this opportunity to thank all my friends who had been there for me during my lowest point and share the joy during my happiest moments. I'm glad to have you guys in my life :)

And of course my lovely darling Georgi for being with me during the good and the bad times for the past 4 years.. For also taking my nonsenses many a times.. such as irritating him like tickling his ears and butt, pinching his fat cheeks, kissing him non stop, hugging him like a teddy bear, whispering into his ears like he understood me, and many more annoying acts..

Knowing that he will always greet me with a smiley face and innocent marble like eyes, happily wagging his pong pong tail, pick up a toy and invite me to play, whenever I come home from work, simply melts my heart even on a super lousy day... I cannot imagine my life without this lovely boy.

Human friendships are cool but none can compare with canine friendships. The kinda joy one experience with canines is unexplainable and unforgettable.

That's why he is the Love of my Life....

Thank you my Gboy....

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Elizabeth Arden / G2000 / Crocs / Crazy Warehouse SALES!

Elizabeth Arden Annual Warehouse SALE

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G2000 Factory Outlet SALE


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Crazy Warehouse SALE

Date: 11 -13 Jun 09
Time: 10am - 10pm
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre

This 3-Day Crazy Warehouse Sales is back!!! This time with more savings & special buys!!! Find brands such as: Fox Men, Fox Ladies, Fox Baby, Newurbanmale.com, Renoma, B.U.M. Equipment, Charles Jourdan, Crocodile, Six Accessories, The Cocoa Trees, etc. etc.

Ladies wear, Men's wear & Men's undergarments, Kidswear, Accessories, Imported Chocolates & more, more, more... Prices start from as low as $3!!!!!!!!

Crocs SALE

Date: 11 -14 Jun 09
Time: 10am - 9pm
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre Rm 325 (Level 3)

Crocs Sale up to 80%

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Drag Me To Hell

For the first time, the whole family caught a movie together. We watched DRAG ME TO HELL at GV Grand.



K was so scared she was curling herself up on the seat, with ears covered and eyes closed. Typical kind of people that claimed they love horror movies and yet afraid to watch.. haha.. IMO, I thought it was a serious horror show from the trailer, did not expect to see some comical and silly scenes, which was kinda a let-down for me. Other than that, overall was quite a good and entertaining horror flick.

Random: I saw Yvonne Lim (林湘萍) when we had dinner at Crystal Jade. She was with a guy but I could not see clearly and dunno who that person was. I only know she is really pretty in person. Flawless complexion!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Terminator Salvation & I Love You, Man

Caught TERMINATOR SALVATION over last weekend and media preview of I LOVE YOU, MAN yesterday.


Plot not tat great but came with very intense sequences. Watch it if you are a sucker for massive actions and great visual effects.



Releasing: 24 Jun 09

Very light-hearted and funny. Worth watching if you need a good laugh.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Times Books & Adidas Warehouse SALE



Date: 30 May - 28 Jun 09
Time: 11.30am-8pm (Mon-Fri) and 10am-8pm (Sat & Sun)
Venue: 438 AMK Industrial Park 1, AMK Ave 10 (JCS Building)

Enjoy up to 80% off at The Books Warehouse Sale. Free books & folders with every $50 purchase. Featuring Best Selling Novels, 3 for $10 books, hard-cover books, quality children's books, food & drink, other lifestyle titles, assessment books, Chinese books, value-buy stationery and more. Terms & conditions apply.


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Date: 2 - 7 Jun 09
Time: 12noon - 7pm
Venue: Wing Tai Retail Factory Outlet, 105 Tampines Road S535127

*To print coupons: Click to enlarge, right click image and select “Print Picture”.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Georgi's Bday Outing

Brought Georgi on a full day outing yesterday for his birthday. Itinerary was simple. Tanjong Beach, grooming at Vivo and a nice dinner for him at K9 Kafe @ Turf Club Road.

So coincidentally also saw Shiro's Mummy at Vivo and Bubbles & Mummy at K9 Kafe.
Below were some of Georgi's moments at the beach. He was not very active thou.. guess weather's the culprit...

















Some black and white moments..












He was damn tired after the whole day and slept a lot in between car rides with the aircon blasting at him... Not sure if he had fun but I'm sure it was one of the most tiring days for him... hehe

reminiscences