My take is that if you can see the air, wear a mask. Whatever, there will be people saying “No needlah” but whatever. That’s them. I’ll wear my mask, thank you very much because I can tell the difference with and without it.
Especially when I went for a shoot and oh my goodness. Yes. Whatever, maybe you’re good without it, cool. My asthmatic friends, just wear it okay?
I got my 3M V-flex mask from Guardian pharmacies but I did notice them being sold at Popular bookstores too.
And this is an upgrade from Vogmask. We have an online store selling to Singapore.
Verdict? It’s comfier than the 3M one and way more stylish. Still, if you want to get an even more cooling one, try the double vent one, I guess since it’s cotton (I haven’t tried it but I’m guessing since if this one is ok, that one should be even better).
I still have the 3M with me but with the Vogmask, I’m sure I won’t accidentally tear it or anything of that sort. Let’s face it. Until Indonesia gets things sorted out, the haze is going to be here for quite a bit.
With all this haze though, it means most of our activities are limited indoors. But ungghhhh. I can stay indoors. On the computer all the time but eh, sometimes one needs to just go out and run around.
SO HERE’S A LIST of indoor activities you can do that does not involve being stuck at home (besides lurking in shopping malls):
It was Google Play GAME WEEK featuring Neko Atsume. Considering our timezone was similar to Japan’s we could just… watch the cats.
This is what you missed if you didn’t catch the livestream of this ‘gaming’.
Do we really want to know the TL:DR story of my phone? I’ll let it be in another post because it was an adventure before I got my Oppo phone. In any case, the super short version is that I signed up with Singtel to get it.
ANYWAY, when signing up with them, I got subscribed into AMPed. I managed to disconnect all the ‘extras’ without any termination fees because I didn’t use them except for AMPed.
I do know that when I signed the contract that it was for a 1 month trial and that if I didn’t want it I had to called 1688 to cancel it.
BUT I MISSED THE ONE MONTH DEADLINE BECAUSE I was busy.
21 May 2016 is when I can unsubscribe it.
EVERYONE PLEASE HELP REMIND ME TO UNSUBSCRIBE ON THAT DATE.
How do I know 21 May 2016? This is the storyyyyy…
If I cancel it now, I have termination fees that amount to more than what I have to pay for it monthly even if I’m not using it.
So since I can’t cancel it without giving them more money, I just signed in and changed my profile to that.
Someone teach me how to use my AMPed account and make it work for me.
I did call in twice and the staff do sound apologetic too like they know this is a thing that happens often, I’m sure.
Are there AMPed complains? AMPed Singtel complains?? It’s probably there somewhere.
REALLY TL;DR VERSION:
- Teach me how to use AMPed because I can’t cancel it without incurring more charges.
- I didn’t want to sign up for this but they gave it as a 1 month ‘trial’.
- No, CASE won’t work cause they silly and you have to pay for admin fees or get it ‘free’ with membership fees so that’s just paying more moolah.
- If you’re from Singtel and want to say ‘can I help you’, not really. I know you can’t. Unless you can just get rid of AMPed for me without further fees. My email’s in my contact anyway. If you actually can help since most of the staff don’t have that kind of authority to just cancel, right?
Anyway, anyone subscribing to Singtel, just make sure you have a calendar set to the various deadlines when you just signed up with them to disconnect all the stuff you don’t need for mobile.
WHO USES AMPED?!?!
Can I win things with AMPed? Legit question. If I win something that costs more than this 12 month subscription, I’ll be less pissed about it.
Do you get the pun? I’m sure you do.
That’s it really. GOT TO GOOOOoooo.
More in depth adventures during the mid week posts.
Ps. I was on Team Wonder Woman.
But it’s pretty cheap compared to what you’ll get in there, yeah?
HERE’S THE QUICK STUFF you need to know:
1) It’s $5 for one day $8 for both days. Limited tickets at the door but you can buy online at Peatix. Note: They have an admin fee of $1 so it’s more worth it if you buy with friends online and share the admin fee.
2) Grabtaxi offer for new users to/from Scape only with the code “ICDS2015” for an $8 ride. Which means, if you’re from Jurong to Scape, you’ll get a discount of $8 from the final fee. That’s an example by the way. Or Scape to home… You get the idea. This is only on 22 and 23rd. Bring home your cosplay things/loot. Grabtaxi is available on ios and android.
3) Cosmetics, makeup and such will be on discount during ICDS. Time to stock up for your cosplay
4) First 1000 people to visit ICDS will get a $2 coupon from Anime Yorozuya when you come in to take your booklet/wristband thing at the ticket counters.
5) YES. THIS YEAR the tickets are wristbands so be sure to wear them.
6) Funbie Studios will be there, if you ever wondered how to do 3d printing for cosplay props, TALK TO THEM. Also, this year’s cosplay trophies are 3d printed by them!
7) FREE GABU GABU. Grab your free can of Gabu Gabu while stocks last. It’s delicious.
Grab five Gabu Gabu and you’ve already gotten your ticket’s worth already. OMG OK PLEASE DON’T DO THAT. Let others drink too.
8) Oh yes, there’s a DBS atm near the ‘back’ if you need more cash so there’s no reason you can’t really get moolah for what loot you want to get.
Where to buy tickets if at Scape and what are on the various levels?
It’s still the holiday here and this post is much about nothing but over the weekend we had a bbq, twitter trended the bbq accidentally, went to a media preview of ICDS and much more!
But for now, let’s just relax before we get back into work and school again.
I have no idea what other people’s requirements for headphones are but mine are usually:
- Actual headphones so people know I’m wearing them and don’t disturb me.
- Awesome bass
- Looks good
- Value for money because like heck if I get headphones that are cheaptastic but aren’t good? It’s not worth it then.
These ones look super nice.
Anyway, sometimes don’t you wish that they come in super cheap so that you can buy a whole dozen of it and then pass it out in the trains/buses especially in the mornings? I MEAN COME ON. People, headphones are a thing. Heck, earphones too.
Buy them if you can buy handphones or tablets or whatever. I don’t need to know or hear what you’re playing and it can get so loud when all I want to do is sleep in the bus/train if it’s super early.
Or just, please just keep it quiet. Sometimes I want to do a “BEHOLD, YOU WON THE PRIZE OF… HEADPHONES. Now, use them” if I was ever sponsored by some brand or something that would give it away.
A campaign like Silent Sally or something. We have Move in Martin and whoever else?
Turn your noise levels down if you’re playing a game or playing songs. No one wants to listen to your techno or whatever songs. If they did, you’d be a DJ on the radio already. Actually yeah, if you want to do that, go make your own channel online so people will choose to listen to it instead of not being able to stop it in public transport.
Would anyone actually do a campaign like that?
Why doesn’t anyone do a campaign like that anyway? Get to it brands, you can use this idea as some promo or something because everyone would love silence or at least unnecessary noise from gadgets when they could be quiet in the first place.
At least it’ll work on some. I don’t know how you would tell the elderly to stop doing it when they love playing their radios aloud in the bus…
But “youngins” should know to quit it anyway.
So yeah, do you guys who take public transport ever feel we should have some Silent Sally?
It’s N.E.mation! 10 !! You guys, it’s the tenth anniversary of this competition.
When it first started out, I remember I was a poly student watching it on the tv in the bus and the animations that the teams did on it and went “Woah, I want to enter that” but I couldn’t because I was already a poly student and “out” of the competition already.
Flash forward to years later, I still couldn’t join the competition but I did become a blogger and then an ambassador for N.E.mation!
I even won the chance to go to the USA with a team too in one of the years.
Anyway, if you get the chance to enter this competition, do it.
The prizes are awesome, the skills you learn are really good.
It’s not even the part where you learn how to animate, it’s how you learn time management, learning how to take criticisms and friendship.
So what’s the theme this year?
Together We Keep Singapore Strong
At the start of the next 50 years, it is a good time to reflect on and reaffirm the strength, values and beliefs that have brought Singapore this far and, more importantly, the values that reside within each and every Singaporean to take Singapore forward. Together, we will continue to play our part to keep Singapore strong.
Click the poster to embiggen!
1) Form a team of 3-4 (I suggest 4 if you can because you guys really need a lot of teamwork)
2) Register online at www.nemation.sg
3) Submit your ideas by 16 August 2015
Don’t be afraid okay? If you need ideas how you can view the Online Story Workshop at https://nemation.sg/story/
What are the prizes?
One of it is winning a freaking trip to the USA!! Or you can read the list here.
But from what I’ve seen in the past competitions, there are so many prizes like cameras, 3ds etc. I don’t know what’s it this year but it’s always worth it.
Yeah, you get to do all those if you win the grand prize!
OK! I don’t want you guys to keep reading this when you should just click REGISTER AT N.E.mation! Go, go, go!!
All the fine details are there. Grab your friends and get into this adventure where you might win loot!
Yes, what you see here is a special edition Mini 4WD Merlion Edition – Singapore 50th Anniversary Tamiya car.
I got it from Stargek.
It’s an Avante base from what I built but with a Merlion rider and… You can see for yourself how the design is.
It’s… It’s pretty tacky. It’s one of the tackiest things I’ve ever built. I don’t know, maybe someone really likes this design?
Good for them but it’s not my style.
Still, it’s pretty unique.
It was SAF 50 last week, the day when you might have seen uniformed forces wear their, well, uniforms.
But HEY, on that day, we also had a Born a HERo event. I got to spell it like that so you can see the pun. Heh heh. It’s actually just Born a Hero. What’s it, really?
Commemoration for the SAF’s 50th anniversary (SAF50), women’s website Material World has launched the Born a Hero project to celebrate the unsung heroes behind Singapore’s defence. Sponsored by AXA Singapore, Born a Hero will tell the stories of ordinary women who have contributed to the success of the SAF in their own ways.
Oh yeah and this also:
Here’s to the unsung heroes of Singapore’s national defence! Join Material World as we celebrate mums, wives, girlfriends, daughters, and colleagues who have played a part in ensuring the success of the Singapore Armed Forces. Every $10 donation to Halogen Foundation will give you a ticket to this shopping event at TANGS Orchard! Join host Irene Ang for an evening of fun, shopping and sharing!
So that’s why you got all these ladies queuing up at the Providore at Tangs. They got vouchers, discounts and coupons in their bags!
Of course, here’s Irene Ang being the host of it all.
This was the deal on that day. Click to enlarge! They got to get a lucky draw form with every $100 spent in a single receipt and win prizes.
The first winner of the lucky draw! Really easy.
Spend and win, really. Like Swensen vouchers, one month’s subscription at a gym and so on.
Well, the lucky draw was fun and all but while we waited for the Born a Hero panel session, we were also entertained by two musicians.
Blank Space cover by Johan and Sophia. #saf50bornahero #materialworldsg A video posted by Seriously Sarah (@sarahcoldheart) on
I don’t know their facebook or webby or anything but hey, I did get their names at least! Drop me a link if you know they have one.
With food and fancy juices (italian sodas?), shopping and lucky draws, we got to know more about the Born a Hero panel consisting of 4 ladies over there.
Deborah Tan ( founder of Material World), Judy Kong (BoH personality), Setoh Wei Leng (BoH personality) and Priya Shahane (Chief HR Officer at AXA Singapore).
It was a short and casual panel. If you want to know more, go to Material World to read it!
Rather informative too and I think most of us would see Judy on the news lately too because she (the one in white) was the first woman in SWANS!
That’s the Singapore Women’s Auxiliary Naval Service (SWANS) in 1964, as a volunteer. It was a time around the Konfrantasi and all that she decided to volunteer to help Singapore.
Back then, they trained on their own time and she was a teacher too! So for three hours, twice a week, she trained on a ship.
Ok, hers was the most interesting to me because WOAAAH. First woman to be part of the SWANS even before there was such thing as regulars for woman.
For Deborah, she founded Material World and you can see how awesome that is and why this Born a Hero thing was happening, Wei Leng talked about how she supported her boyfriend who was in NS because really, you got to support your partner while they’re in it
and suck it upppp it’s like so nooo you’re in there and I’m out here but nehmind, we have time we can wait and we’ll see you again.
Ok, she said in more poetic terms but yeah, you keep supporting each other.
And Priya talked about team work about how guys go for reservist but there’s always a contingency plan so that it will not disrupt the team’s work.
Also, I kind of explored Tang’s. I didn’t realize what was in the upper floors usually because the basement is where it is at for me. The cookery section. Heh heh heh. Ok, I don’t cook much but look at their frying pans and grills and blenders.
It’s so pretty.
Anyway, it was a pretty neat event because, let’s not forget the ladies who support our SAF too.
As a mother, daughter, sister, girlfriend, wife or you know, just a friend.
It really is teamwork when everyone works together for Singapore.