Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy (an imprint of Two Trees) is calling for submissions for a fantasy short story anthology to be published in 2015.
DEADLINE: 7 march 2015
Email submissions only: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open to Singaporeans and Malaysians anywhere
Open to anyone living in Singapore and Malaysia
Open to any age, any educational background, any outlook
For more details check out: http://twotrees.com.sg/Submissions.php
GUYSSS. Always saw those tumblr prompts or wanted to write a story with them? WELL. You should try it for this.
Also… yes. Any ‘outlook’ is our code for WRITE WHATEVERS YOU FEEL and by any outlook, you should know what I mean.
Your characters can like anything or anyone they like as long as it makes sense.
Anything as long it is FUN to read. That’s our criteria. It better be entertaining and fun and not with IN YOUR FACE agenda. It can have the message inside but no blatant ones because the main thing is that the story has to be engaging read.
Do look through the pdf in the fine details, it’ll tell you how to submit your story.
Basically, when you’re feeling down. Or bored and you want to read something that takes you away from all this. That’s what we’re looking for. Write something that takes you away somewhere else.
It can be urban fantasy, fantasy fantasy, high fantasy, soft fantasy.
Just… just take us away, ok?
Well, have Dawn with a bunch of vegetables.
And… this is going to be the super short version of a longer post I’ll have in the week but we’re OPEN to submissions for a FANTASY ANTHOLOGY.
Click here to check it out and download the details. If you read this sentence, good on you. Because hohohohohohoh, this anthology is gonna be woah.
Hello friends! I got an opportunity from Lazada to try out their store!
I’ve seen Lazada around… on the internets. It’s there when I scroll down on my Facebook page anyway in ads, so it’s pretty well known.
If you’re a hikikomori, a busy person who has no time to go shopping in an actual mall or are so bored but the urge to shop at midnight when most shopping malls are closed and don’t want to leave your bed, this site is for you.
Considering, I know most of my readers are either hikkis or people who are just all “Ain’t nobody got time for that”, I think this place will be ok for you guys.
I checked it out and went “Huh” because it really has a lot of things? I was pretty impressed with that. Their search engine is pretty good too.
Mind you, unlike beauty bloggers and whatnot, I’m into adventure and it’s really not often when I can just search for the items and BAM, it does show up on the website especially when this is a Singapore online shopping place.
ANYWAY, HERE IS A LIST of my recommended items you can get at Lazada!
By the way, since it’s near the holidays, you can do some online CNY shopping too. Less… rushed than being in packed malls.
Sarah’s Ultimate Adventure Top 10 List
1) Red Monster Power Bang!14.800mAh
You totally need a power bank for your phone especially if you’re going to spend the day outdoors.
Also, if you’re a gamer, you can always get a nintendo cable adapter to charge your 3ds. I’ve a fondness for Red Monster power banks, they’re really good and it’s got the word MONSTER in it so, RARRR POWERRR.
2) 21” Soprano Ukulele ( Black / Shine Finished )
Guys, of course I would check out if they have a ukulele in their store, due to obvious reasons.
There are expensive higher grade ones but this is a cheap one.
Since I know most of you might want to just get a really basic cheap one for yourselves/ your kids/ friends or might not really want to explore to the real life shops to get one. So hey, they have one!
Good for relaxing, playing music or serenading to your pets too. Or when you’re alone and waiting for your friends at a bus stop, at a staycation etc, you get the idea.
3) GoPro HERO (Local Warranty)
Of course, you are out on adventure or having fun. Perhaps some water sports or trekking through a nature reserve?
Or biking, skateboarding and well, the suggestions are endless.
If you want to stick it on a selfie stick and take pictures of yourself shopping, I guess that works too…
ANYWAY, this is a new Gopro Hero! It’s the most basic yet, if you’re a regular person who’s not a professional sportsperson or explorer, this is for you!
It’s got the protection of a gopro, a great format for uploading pictures and videos online AND it is cheaper than the other gopro versions.
4) (EXPORT) Canon IXUS 95 IS Pink + camera bag
I’m a Canon girl. I’ve always used their Ixus for when I need to take pictures on adventure.
This is a great size to hide within your palm or just to take around for blogging.
Yes, if you wanna blog and not carry a DSLR, I prefer taking this around since it actually pretty tough too.
5) CamelBak Octane XCT Hydration Pack Black Skydiver
Is your resolution to go for runs or marathons this year? You might want to invest in a hydration pack.
Look at its sleek design. I got one from Camelbak and it is very useful for those obstacle course marathons where you have to jump into mud, crawl under nets and climb over walls.
Really, get a freaking hydration pack because if you really want to go on marathons or sports events, it is really useful especially with the weather we have in Singapore.
Better hydrated than not.
6) Buff® National Geographic Series : Bless
Buffs! You have no idea how useful they are. A lot of my friends have buffs now because they’re stuck to adventuring with me and really.
Sometimes all you need is just a buff.
7) Columbia Maxtrail Convertible Pants Blade
The best pants for wandering around. They’re tough and light. Plus, you can zip off the lower part to convert them into shorts!
Need to do a lot of running or clambering through shrubbery? This pair of pants is Lara Croft worthy.
Upside, they’re really really good in our hot weather in Singapore.
8) Targus 15.6” City Fusion Laptop Backpack
I ain’t going anywhere without a laptop or a netbook. Whether for work or for play, Targus is my main laptop bag to go.
It’s got space for your tech gear, a water bottle, random stuff.
Stuff in your gear for blogging on the go!
9) Maxpedition Jumbo™ Versipack® (Maroon-Khaki)
Heck them backpacks!
You know you’re going on a full day adventure somewhere and don’t want to carry unnecessary stuff. This is best for carrying a waterbottle/umbrella. Your main camera, a power bank, writing materials and even a little more like, your 3ds/PSP/handheld game.
Why do I recommend this one? Because you can easily RUN with this. Sling it around, push it to the back and jump over puddles, clamber over trees and you’ll be sure that this bag won’t rip.
Ok, you can also use this on a leisurely day too but it’s Maxpedition, it’s going to be tough and long lasting.
10) Cardsharp Pocket Knife
I must warn you guys not to be an idiot when purchasing this. Considering my readers are super responsible people, I would go yay on that.
I have a cardsharp and it folds into a card shaped thing.
You’ll never know if you need a knife to either cut art materials for cosplay or ingredients at a camp.
I use mine to cut slices of cheese…
It’s a foldable knife! Just don’t bring it on airplanes, it’ll be confiscated.
There you go, that’s my suggested list. It’s optimized for ADVENTURE AND FUNNNN.
Shopping at Lazada
Anyway, here’s a little tutorial on how to shop at Lazada!
A tl;dr version is that, shopping at Lazada is easy and wow, ok. Their shipping is freaking fast.
First, go to Lazada.sg. And then… go search for whatever you want to buy. You’ll see they have helpful categories on the sidebar.
Well. I went to Gardens by the Bay and yeah. That’s it really, I don’t know what to say.
It’s a garden? Hahah, I went to both the flower dome and the cloud forest.
If you’re a resident of Singapore, you get a discount.
Guys, this is the year in which I’m going to embark on a pretty ambitious cosplay project. Well, ambitious for me anyway since I haven’t cosplay-ed a fancy lady before. A rich fancy lady from a game called Dragon Age: Inquisition.
I know, the game came out in 2014 and yet I am still playing it and my friends too. It has gone that far. So if you’re playing the game, look out for Josephine. That’s who I’m supposed to cosplay.
As such, there’s going to be a lot of sewing and the only props I need to make is her clipboard and necklace?
However, this will be the first time I have to actually wear proper make up (due to being a fancy lady). Sooo maybe Sephora makeup? I know a lot of you guys like to use them and ok. Going to the store itself can be intimidating, maybe I’ll just get it online or something and wait for it while I track down props, at least it’s easier that way.
Oh well, wish me luck on this. It’s a new challenge of cosplay project to actually look pretty instead of mysterious or tough this time.
You know how to sing it. Do you wanna make a short fiiiiilm? It doesn’t have to be a short film…
Anyway, I was invited to ciNE65‘s The Prologue, aka their launch of their commissioned films and the whole intro about season three for submissions to their competition!
This season’s theme is “Believing • Home”.
So this is some stuff that happened. Heck that year in Facebook thingy.
See you guys next year with more stuff.
So guys. You might wonder what have I been up to well. Stuff and things.
Anyway, I got to play around in a green screen studio last month! Well, not play but I got to be part of the production for the SG50 thing for the Tamil song. YOU GUYS can play the video here. Lookit. It has subtitles so you can understand.
Stuff, I learned.
Sunday was my last run of the year. I took the 10 km Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore route. It was interesting and I passed by R2D2, C3P0 and some Star Wars characters running/walking for charity??
Anyway, I had to run fast because I had to go home by 10am.
Just so I could join the Gotham cosplay competition at Takashimaya when the registration started at around 12pm.
Yes. I ran in the morning, rushed home and went to my last cosplay competition of the year.
That was ridiculous BUT YEAHHH I DID IT.
And that’s why this post is short because, I freaking ran 10 km and then went to a cosplay competition.
Longer posts for next episode indeed!
Yesss. Hotel Jen at Orchard Gateway. I booked a staycation in their deluxe room because it was the ‘minimum’ room that had a freaking bathtub.
All I wanted was just a freaking bathtub since my previous staycation at another location did not have one even if they were in freaking Sentosa.