Showing posts with label Events. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Events. Show all posts

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Borders Book Sales

I went to the Borders Books Sales Fair yesterday and was disappointed. There were boxes and boxes of old books and old titles everywhere. The books were only categorized into "Fiction" and "Non-Fiction" and it is not easy for customers to find books of a category they are interested in.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Investment Legend Jim Rogers: His View of the World talk

I was at the BookFest yesterday in Suntec City and I was lucky enough to catch the final talk from investment legend Jim Roger on this final day of the exhibition. The title of Jim Roger’s speech is “My view of the world”.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

BMT Graduation Parade held at Marina Bay Floating Platform for first time

This morning, I attended the first ever BMTC graduation parade held at the Marina Bay floating platform. The newly-minted privates have marched a whopping 24 km from Pasir Ris at the far east of Singapore, via Changi and East Coast Park to arrive at the Marina Bay floating platform in a span of 7 hours since yesterday 8pm.

Back in my days, my 24 km route march was confined to the island of Pulau Tekong and the post out parade (POP) was not held back to back after the 24 km milestone route-march. My march then was held from early morning all the way to the late evening and hence I did not enjoy the coolness of the night march that these newly minted recruits have undergone.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Singapore Bay Run 2010 & Singapore Army Half Marathon 2010

Today is the Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon 2010. At this time in writing, the run is close to its ending.

I have always participated in this run as it feels great to run and pay homage to the good old Sheares Bridge and partaking in the splendid city view while enjoying the rare chance of running around Singapore's CBD.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Singapore Youth OIympics Games YOG opening ceremony

The Singapore Youth Olympics Games opened with lots of fanfare, showmanship and fireworks tonight!

The 1st Youth Olympics commences officially in Singapore for the coming 2 weeks!

Saturday, August 07, 2010

HariRaya MegaSale, Harvey Norman Sale, Branded Sportswear & Footwear Warehouse Sales, Metro Expo Sale, Borders Crazy Sale and 100% Home Design NOW on at Singapore Expo!

Yippie! This weekend is a long weekend for Singaporeans as Monday is National Day so many Singaporeans do not need to work! For a handful who are going overseas travel, they just need to take yesterday and next Tuesday off to enjoy 5 days of leave!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Liu Qian Magic

Liu Qian, a famous Taiwanese and Asian magician found his myriads of followers here in Singapore through a popular Taiwanese variety show.

Recently, Liu was here to perform in Singapore, at Max Pavilion in Expo. I have read reports of his performances which drew raving crowds. However, his magic was not all fool-proof, there were some hiccups ‘here and there’ in his magic shows, as reported.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Comex 2010

If you want to buy computers, printers and other IT gadgets, you may want to wait till COMEX 2010 which will be held just next month from 2 to 5 Sep 10.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Nasi Lemak Story

I was at Singapore Expo this (Saturday) afternoon with my wife, visiting the National Library Book sale.  There was thousands and thousands of books and hundreds of avid book lovers thronging the exhibition hall. Many were tugging bags and trolleys of these books, each selling at just $2 to $5. Though there was a variety of good books, none of them really caught our eyes and hence we were really the very odd ones out, exiting from the hall without a single book on hand.

Anyway, you might asked what would this to do with the title of this blog post: Nasi Lemak story. Well, when my Dear and I exited the hall, it was 1 pm, time to do lunch. We looked around Expo and decided to try the food at the food court there.

As soon as  we found a seat, what caught my attention was that our table was brightly decorated with pictures of Nasi lemak, and depicting the origins of the favorite Singapore dish. On other meals, there were depiction and illustration of origin of other food such as Nasi Brani. As I read, I realised how I have always under appreciate the origin of this great dish!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

PC Show 2010

If you are going to buy a computer, laptop or any other digital device, hold your cash first! This Thursday, the PC Show 2010 (a.k.a Personal Computer Show 2010) will be here once again!

PC Show 2010: 10-13 June, 12-9pm

4 levels of Suntec City: Level 1, 3, 4 and 6 will be choked full of bargain-hunters and visitors once again. Are prices going to get crazy? Well for me, I will get crazy even before I land my hand on the items on offered as the crowds will be maddening!

Do check out these related posts:

Comex 2009

Comex 2008

Cheapest computer accessories

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Eat with your Family Day 2010

Today, 27 May 2010 is Eat with your family Day, a day initiated by the Singapore government.

As Mary was packaging her bag to leave for home an hour earlier than the usual knock-off time on this special day. Her boss asked her "Where are you going?"

Mary replied: "I am going home to eat dinner with my family. Today is 'Eat with your family Day' "

Mary bosses remarked swiftly: "You can put your bag down, I treat you as family too, come to my office, I got something to discuss with you and after that, we will celebrate 'Eat with your family' day together!"

Mary was shocked! She has clocked in hours and hours of overtime for free under her boss, to the extent of skipping meals every night, just to rush work for her. Mary shouted: " Amy! Today is 'eat with your family' day! Do not be unreasonable! I do not treat you as family at all though you said you treated me as one!" With that, she stormed off angrily, leaving her boss, Amy in shock and disbelief.

Amy eventually granted Mary her wish to eat with her family not only on 27 May 2010 but EVERYDAY as Mary was subsequently SACKED with immediate effect!

This is just a fictional story. However it may underscore the difficulty some employees in private sector face when negotiating with their employers to leave an hour earlier and eat with their families on the 'Eat with your family Day'.. lest that their wish to do so would be granted, akin to Mary's case... EVERYDAY!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Free admission to 20 museums on open house (International Museum Day)

If you are looking for a place to spend the last of your weekends, you may want to plan a day of Musuem hopping as 20 museums in Singapore will open their doors free-of-charge to the public tomorrow in conjunction with the International Museum Day 2010.

For more information, visit this

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Navy Open House 2010

The Navy Open House will be held this weekend from 22 May to 23 May 2010 at the Changi Naval Base.

I enjoy such open houses of the Military as these provide valuable opportunities for members of the public to know more about the operations as well as the work of our Navy.

There are hardly many places for outings in Singapore apart from the many shopping centres, places of interests, places of natural attractions and restaurants, hence such events do help to add some spice to our ordinary lives.

It will be great if the Navy Open House incorporates some elements to commemorate the late Dr Goh Keng Swee who had just passed on last week.

Here is the link to find out more about the Navy Open House 2010.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Mother's Day

Today is Mother's Day and I wish my mother and all mothers a very Happy Mother's Day!

So how are you going to celebrate Mother's Day with your mother? For me, I have celebrated Mother's Day yesterday at home with my mum and family by buying some special dishes from some good eateries. Definitely we would explore the option to dine out for this special day, however we are not so particular about celebrating Mother's Day in a very elabortate matter just as what the shopping centres, commercial retailers and eateries would want us to buy in!

Of course, it is definitely something that we can do to bring our mothers and loved ones out, to adorn them with gifts and good meals on special occassions. However, I do find that the celebrations of events like Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and more are getting more and more commercialized these days with heavy media blitz to encourage spending on our loved ones on these special days.

Definitely, if we love our loved ones, we would not mind spending and lavishing our loved ones with gifts and great food on such special occassions. The most important thing is for us to understand the significance of all the festivals celebrated and not be 'mired' in a spending spree to show that the more you spend on your loved ones on these special days, the more love and affection you have for them.

We can celebrate Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day everyday of the year by showering our love continously for our loved ones everyday.

Nevertheless, I wish you and your family a Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Labour Day

Today is Labour Day, a day to celebrate the hard work that every employee has put in, in his daily work. I would like to extend the celebration of Labour Day to each and every member of our (you and my) families who has provided us emotional support and the conditions which enable each of us, employee to focus on our work. Labour Day is hence also a day to recognize the efforts of our homemakers, mothers and parents who help to make the working of their employee husbands or children a lot more easier.

This year's Labour Day falls on a Saturday and I hope all employers would enable their employees to clear this holiday on a later date.

While we celebrate Labour Day, I only have this wish for employers that is to rid all sorts of office politics, favoritism, biases of bosses in the workplace as such a mood is debilitating to productivity. Having a boss who favours boot-lickers and penalizes employees who are more hardworking and capable is definitely detrimental to the organization. Having big bosses who engages in favoritism can only force even the most capable and unfavored employee to leave. Ultimately, employee don't leave bad companies, they leave bad bosses! I truly detest bosses who engages in favoritism and are interested only in bootlickers. I detest too colleagues who engage, plot and execute office politics everyday to harm capable colleagues as I have expereienced all these bad examples of management personally.

Okay, enough of this rambling. I would just like to share the Labour Days I have spent in previous years.

2 years ago, I went on my first date with my current wife at Pasir Ris Park! We took many interesting photos together and to tell you, the first date with someone you love is truly a very memorable and amazing one and the photo of us together taken by ourselves is encapsulated in a photo which I put in my wallet till today!

How time passes, two years down the road, I have lost half of my hair but my dear one does not mind my hair loss fact as she loves me very much just as I love her.

I also recall the Labour Days some tens of years back. In two consecutive Labour Days, I was 'lucky' enough to be chosen for guard duty at my Army camp during National Service. When you are a full-time national serviceman, combat fit and active, every weekend and public holiday is much cherished and coveted, hence it is truly a 'demoralizing affair' to spend a public holiday doing patrolling around the camp. I have then thought that I have did justification to the day "Labour Day" as indeed I was expending every ounce of my strength and effort patrolling the camp.

These are some of my reflections of Labour Day. With the arrival of Labour Day, Year 2010 enters into the fifth month. Time always passes so fast, it seems to leave little time for me to pursue my goals, hence on this note, it is time for me to do some thing constructive (aside from my regularly posting on this blog) and I wish you a Happy Labour Day!

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Real Love Works 2010

Above video features the prelude event to Real Love Works 2010. And Yes, I have shared with readers on my pleasant and fun experience at Real Love Works 2009 last year. Good news is here! Real Love works, an initiative by Marriage Central, a unit under the Ministry of Community, Youths and Sports, is back for the 2nd time this year!

Yes, it is time once again to embrace and encourage couples, yes, you and your other half, in Singapore to celebrate your marriages!

Whether you and your partners have already celebrated your 50th wedding anniversary or are tying your wedding knots soon, you and your other half are invited to:

“Real Love Works @ Fort Canning”
Venue: Fort Canning Fort Green
Date: 20 March 2010, Saturday
Time: 4.00pm

Enjoy a romantic sunset picnic for you and your lovely half and be among the first to experience an exclusive couple game and discover things about your partner that you never knew before! Other programmes include the Recipe for Real Love which is a contest for the public to vote for their best recipe.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Career and Training 2010

Career and Training 2010 is now on at Suntec City from 4 Mar 10 to 7 Mar 10.
If you are looking for good jobs to venture out from your stagnant work positions or are looking actively for one job, this is one of the best opportunities not to be missed.
Get the jobs you want! Come on down to Career and Training 2010 now!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

NATAS Fair 2010

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Housing Development Board Celebrates 50th Anniversary

My wife and I were at Toa Payoh yesterday when we chanced upon the Housing Development Board’s (HDB) exhibition at HDB hub. This year, HDB celebrates its 50th anniversary. About 90% of Singaporeans currently own a flat, with 80% of the population living in HDB housing apartments.

When Singapore gained independence, the majority of its population lived in slums and squatters set up haphazardly with little proper sanitation and hygiene. Today, Singaporeans live in houses which they are proud of, with great amenities and facilities in the neighbourhood.

However, these days, finding a flat here is becoming a Herculean task with the demand far outstripping supply! Many Singaporeans are looking for flat, be it resales flat or new flats. Housing estate agents are also having a field day with the boom in business.

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Singapore Air Show 2010

Singapore Air Show 2010 will be here again! Members of the public who would like to catch the stunning aerial displays would be able to do so on 6 and 7 Feb, which is next weekends!

I have been to the Air Show two years back. There was a long queue of visitors to the show and the clearance process into the exhibition venue was slow, due to the security screening. If you are heading for the show, do bring along your umbrellas for most likely, you would be standing under the hot sun for sometime before entry.

Anyway, the wait would be okay for how often can members of the public enter into an airbase and be up, close and personal with the slew of aircraft on display?

However, I found it a tad sad that the audio advertising of the event at MRT stations is just in the format of the "John Little Sales" ! The script as well as the narrator are almost similar and for once I thought another John Little Sales is on coming! The organizers could have afforded a better advertising message since it has already invested so much in the show.

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