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The new teams of NE.Mation! 11 My Teams.

Hey everyone, it’s a new format this year and I’m the ambassador for 5 teams! Well co-ambassador? This time all 10 teams will have two ambassadors to spread more info about them!

Anyway, let me give you a brief intro of each of the teams I’ll be ambassadoring(?) for this round of N.E.mation! So you’ll know at least a bit more of them before I showcase about the teams individually for this period of three (well, this post is week 2 of 3 for them).

In no particular order…

IMPOSSIBRO (CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School)

Impossibro!

I asked why is their team called Impossibro and they told me it was a meme.

“bro”
“What bro”
“tell the whole world that we’re bros”
*whispers* “we’re bros”
“why’d you whisper bro?”
“because you’re my whole world bro”
“b r o”

2d stuff!

Anyway, they’re planning to do something with 2d but with also paper. So it’s kind of a mixed media? YOU SHALL SEE.

Follow their instagram here: Impossibro

Geekstrux (Crescent Girls’ School)

Geekstrux

Why Geekstrux… They wanted to drive a truck on the road to success and to make it cooler they added an ‘x’. So uh, GEEKSTRUX IT IS.

Assets for their stuff

They are doing it fully in 2d and thus they all have to draw their assets first before animating it all. Don’t forget to press save, girls!

Also, when I visited them, they were really shy and their instructor told me once in that week, they were really quiet and were eating snacks…around the bin because they didn’t want crumbs on the carpeted floor. So sweet!

Anyway, follow them on instagram here: Geekstrux

Doughnuts & Donuts (Cedar Girls’ Secondary School)

Doughnuts and Donuts

Plainly. Their name is because… they were hungry. Really, that’s it. If they would have gotten in the top 100, one of their members would have bought a box of donuts from them.

They haven’t… until this day.

Snacks!

Well, they brought OTHER food but not donuts yet! Also, do you guys spell it as doughnuts or donuts?

I like to spell it as donuts.

As for their production, it’s going to be 2d based too!

Something about snake and ladders. HMMMM.

Look see their instagram here: Doughnutsandonuts

Dinosoar (Kent Ridge Secondary School)

Dinosoar!

Dinosoar is because they forgot their password for Dying Giraffe (they watched a nature programme about giraffes) and well, dinosaurs are cool. Interesting fact, they’re the only fully Malay team in the top 10 and not many of their schoolmates even know they got through yet!

Like a surprise for the school, maybe?

Fly!

Not gonna show you what they’re doing yet but do know they are going fully 2d for this. Rotoscoping (a technique to trace) for some parts but this is going to be all animated on the computer.

Come give your support and like their instagram here: Dinosoar

Cedar3 (Cedar Girls’ Secondary School)

Cedar3

Lastly but not least, hehehe we have Cedar3!

This is their second time for some of them to get to the top 10.

They are dead inside look.

They told me this is their dead inside look. It’s going to be tough as they are one classmate short and then it will be a tag team as one of them has to go on holiday with parents too. BUT THEY WILL MAKE IT.

What is their technique for their production? It’s going to be a stop motion thing but I can’t really describe it that well because it has watercolour and a lot of timing too.

We’ll see… we’ll see.

Come like follow their instagram here: Cedar3

The Teams

  1. Impossibro
  2. Geekstrux
  3. Doughnuts & Donuts
  4. Dinosoar
  5. Cedar3

These are the five teams to look out for and for you to come support them!

Seriously Sarah’s Official Response to Kelly’s Apology

This post is about this: http://mothership.sg/2016/11/teenage-magazines-aunt-kelly-gives-victim-blaming-advice-to-girl-who-was-raped/

and the eventual ‘apology’ here: http://teenage.com.sg/campus/dear-kellys-official-response-and-apology/


Dear Kelly,

I sincerely apologise if my response to your apology will come across harsh and… No. I’m actually not apologizing at all.

My response takes into consideration of many of the commenters and the people who actually buy the magazine so that they will not engage in such risky behavior such as writing letters to you and this is also aimed at warning my readers the consequences they face should they engage in asking advice from a magazine.

Throughout my response, I am blaming you. You are not naive. Your apology is not for you to give your own reasons or excuses that your focus was for her and the reasons to learn that certain actions have consequences.

You were focusing more on your own reasons rather than actually apologizing and stating why your article was detrimental.

You wanted everyone to know the ‘danger of sending the wrong signals’ while you were giving plenty yourself.

I know you are a total innocent. Yet I can’t help wonder how a poly student could be so naive? … Frankly, I understand why the guy misunderstood your acceptance of the invitation.

There. That is not helpful at all since you are deemed as siding with the guy when all she wanted was your help and support.

Sure, you have no intention of ‘victim blaming’ as stated in your apology but this is now an attempt to point out one’s actions have consequences and the sad fact, for you that everyone is commenting at, is that you are terribly out of touch.

No one can be more sorry now for this girl than all of us who have read your advice. If you are the girl who wrote the letter, please ignore her advice and know that we support you and there is a helpline at AWARE or even by email which you can find out more here.

If you genuinely care for your readers and truly, if you have built a warm caring relationship, I hope you would never downplay the seriousness of your own actions to have negative consequences.

We don’t care about your disclaimer about condoning pre-marital sex or not. We care about you giving actual helpful advice.

You are only gravely sorry that this response has garnered a negative response. And you apologized if your response has upset readers while hoping after your explanation that we would understand where you are coming from. No. We did not want to understand where you are coming from, we wanted an apology or at least an apology to the girl WHY your advice was bad which you clearly did not do at all.

Your whole apology was just a bunch of reasons trying to show how caring you are without actually caring. There is a difference.

And if your bio is true, with counselling primary and secondary school students since the 1970s. I think you’re due for a refresher course. Because you’re terribly out of date with your advising or counselling techniques.

Seriously Sarah

After never qualifying as a teacher or not even wanting to be one, Sarah never attended any counselling workshops but she darn heck knows what the heck is bad advice. Over the past 20 years, she has been invited to eat dinner with friends and gives talks to random people at conventions. She also engages in Overwatch gaming. In the 1980s, she was born in one of those years and was a baby. Since 1996, she learned how to read.

Comics and Art!

A Saturday of comics and art as I hit up GnB’s for Halloween Free Comics and Illustration Arts Fest at La Salle.

A first for both of them!

GnB at Kitchener Complex!

It was the first Halloween at GnB’s new location at Kitchener Complex ever since they had to move due to Rochor Centre getting demolished.

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Nihongostan : The Prologue

Ohayo #Osaka. Ibis Styles’ view from the top. #nihongostan #japan

A photo posted by Seriously Sarah (@sarahcoldheart) on


The school holidays in September was when we escaped Singapore to go to Japan.

Never would have we known we would be spoiled by the experience and wish to revisit it again.

We wanted to go back.

This is Nihongostan.

The Game had Started

Overwatch cosplayers

GameStart 2016 was at Suntec and well, at least from my own knowledge, no hijinks occurred involving any random aunties this year at this location.

Also, you probably could called GameStart as Overwatch Convention since yessssss. OW EVERYWHERE.

Ana!!

Because I’m biased, here’s a solo shot (hah!) of Ana.

Ok, OW everywhere and Mystic Messenger too but I don’t play MM.

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TOP 10 PROVOCATIVE COSPLAYARS AT STGCC

Provocative

Bring provocative means being attractive as cosplayers. Cosplayers are people who wear costumes and play. Here is the top 10 provocative cosplayers at STGCC this year.

1)  Super Awesome Cosplay

By Pinkkatsyah

Picture by Pinkkatsyah.

This is one of the most provocative cosplayer. We were so excited. See our excitement. But it was the best.

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Let’s go Pokemon!

Ion Orchard

The morning of when pokemon was released in Singapore, I actually dreamed of it and went “Huh, I dreamt that Pokego go released secretly in one morning” but I had a feeling it was that day.

And then… it really was.

Which is a nice coincidence. Anyway! It’s amusing to see that many people are coming out in twos, threes or in little groups as they walk about together.

There’s so many posts about it but eh, here’s my tips for you to pokego in Singapore.

  1. Free wifi in malls, banks, Starbucks, McD’s etc. You don’t have to use your data if you’re gonna sit in a mall. Just log on.
  2. NTUC and malls (well, hospitals too but if you’re there then uh, please take care of your health or the person you’re visiting instead) have free charging points. You can charge your phone but you have to leave it in the little ‘charging corner thing’ OR charge your powerbank. MRTs have free charging stations too for your devices. Don’t be a douchecanoe, don’t hog the charging points if there aren’t many. People might need to charge their phones to contact people in emergency.
  3. Stop standing in the middle of nowhere. Switch off AR to catch the pokemon since it’ll stop it from ‘moving’ about and easier for your to throw them pokeballs. Do this discreetly like you’re whatsapping. You can walk and swipe it up. If you want to park, park yourself near walls and away from people to prevent yourself from bumping into them.
  4. Bring water if you’re going to walk a long while. If you want to hatch a poke-egg with 2km or 5km. Maybe you should check out the running routes available in SG so you can have nice scenery too. The usual races in SG are 5km for basics too so WOOH, you can even join a run or something.
  5. Look where you are going. Like oh mein Gott. LOOK WHERE YOU ARE GOING. Don’t be a noob.
  6. Help out younger players or like, look after them that they aren’t going where they’re not supposed to be. Do the neighbourhood pal thing and whatnot, they’re excited pokemon trainers too.
  7.  Check out offers!! Malls, cafes, restaurants are now providing discounts for poketrainers or you can win vouchers and stuff. Just look about, sometimes they will have some soooo why not make the best of it? Heh.

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How to Use Skillsfuture credits

Ok. So it was ‘sale’ week on Udemy and I had been waiting for these courses to be on offer even if I wasn’t going to be paying them ‘myself’.

What better way to spend my Skillsfuture monies on courses I can just learn online at my own time?

Since I got the $500 credits, I should try to spend it when there are ‘offers’ so that I’ll be able to take more classes elsewhere too anyway.

TL;DR I MIGHT AS WELL PAY AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE.

 

courses

I signed up for some others but these two were able to be claimed via the Skillsfuture website.

Step one, you GOT to have the monies to pay for these courses first.

Any of the courses you want to sign up for that’s eligible for the credits, you have to pay first.

Then claim.

credit

On the website just search using that part there before you even log in to see if the course you want is claimable.

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On broomsticks aka In Which We Found Butterbeer

Player of the Game

What has Overwatch got to do with anything?

Well on Saturday night, my crew went to the Geylang Bazaar to buy food without me because I just finished work and had to go home.

And then.

They found butterbeer.

It was the brand we wanted to get years ago for our Harry Potter parties but the shop closed down. But now… it’s back!!!!!!!

And so.

I asked them to come to my house with butterbeer because I was stuck at home. Boo hoo tragic kingdom.

Driveee

And while I was Overwatching, I WAS FINISHING THE GAME QUICKLY SO I CAN TELL THEM TO COME (hence player of the game, get the objective, get my butterbeer), they conferred with each other and then yes.

THEY DID COME BY MY PLACE.

Waaah.

One of the most ridiculous plans we did. Them coming over just to let me try butterbeer they found at the Bazaar.

FYI, it’s near the market side/cheers of Haig Road, the stall name is Word. You can get butterbeer and a butterbeer float after the bazaar at their own bistro too so no worries on that.

WE REALLY ASKED.

Yay Flying Cauldron!

YAY!!!

Yassssssss.

EXTREME YAAAAY.

Try it chilled over ice. In a frosted glass.

Ahhhh, such Harry Potter vibes.

Ok. Here’s the comparison to people who have went to World of HP and tried the butterbeer and this.

This brand’s more buttery and sweet. But BOTH are good. So it’s really a matter of preference. With the bottle, we found that it has a distributor too, Rogue Merchants! So yesss. This is looking quite good for our future HP party when Fantastic Beasts comes out…

And if not at Word Bistro (they have rainbow bagels and other foods), you might want to try buy online which I found out from another friend it’s available here.

Butterbeer is back in Singapore for all you wizards! HUZZAH!

OK, BESIDES THE WHOLE BUTTERBEER THING. I’m pretty AWWWWWWWwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww at my friends who DROVE OVER to just come by with the bottles of butterbeer cause we’re a bunch of nerds and shared it. They are ridiculous but so AWWWWWWWWWWWWW. A++ Imma make my salmon wellington for them once puasa is over and we all can have a great day together.

The Geylang Bazaar! In app form

Geylang Bazaar app

Hi guys.

It’s only for Android but you can get the Bazaar Geylang ’16 over in the play store for free.

What’s this app? It’s a list of food places that are pretty unique besides the usual vadeh or burger ramly stores.

Pretty much my brother went ughh, so hard to find all the places so in the end…

We made an app to just list them all down. Stuff might not be too accurate but we tried to take pics of the price list too. For more details, read the google play description of the app!

Sorry iOS users, it costs a pretty penny to be a developer and to set up a store there so… tough luck!

TL;DR

My bro and I went about the crowd taking pictures of nearly every stall of notable food. The rest were generic then no need to take pic. He coded the app, the end.

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