I saw the advert on TVmobile in the bus. The ad had subtitles though and I remember it saying something like “I woke up in the morning and saw an edamame next to me. Squeeze edamame, squeeze edamame, edamame squeeze, etc etc”.
So I went all “This is stupid. I need it. ”
Or rather it hit me that this would be a nice birthday gift for my friend because it’s just so ridiculous.
So, I was waiting at the pickup point for my latest purchase that I bought on ebay and… OOH. What is this in front of the 7-11?
Like anyone could resist THAT!
Okay, anyone who isn’t me probably could… With that, I IGNORED that it was obviously May and not February and stuck a dollar coin in.
Hence, let’s see what’s in the ball eh?
Ooooooooooooooh… Can you ever get overboard with roses? This package does not think so. Let’s turn it around, shall we?
Truly, the instructions are a bit suspicious. Here’s a close up for you to read.
1) Break the water bag inside the gift with both hands completely.
2) Shake the gift a few seconds, then throw it away.
3) Wait for a few seconds, you will get a surprise gift.
Frankly, I was freaked out with number 2 so I decided to do it near a sink just in case. It DID feel like a bomb bag to me (those things are very fun to toss by the way) and there’s nothing romantic about being exploded with soda water.
So press it and toss it away, I did.
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW, HOW FREAKING SWEET.
And I didn’t even get exploded too! A heart popped out of the plastic!
I HEART (with a rose) YOU!
So in the end… it’s actually now in a plastic bag in my cupboard just in case it does explode unexpectedly…
I got this in my email today. You writer/artsy types, go apply!
The Mentor Access Project (MAP), organised by National Arts Council,
is now open for applications for its sixth intake starting in July
2008. MAP is an 18-month mentorship programme to ensure the sustained
development of emerging writers by providing them with mentorship
opportunities and ongoing critical feedback.
Apart from having the privilege of being tutored by an established
writer/playwright, participants will enjoy opportunities for peer
interaction and to foster stronger connections with the Singapore
Selected applicants can also participate in Masterclass Talks and
workshops conducted by established writers, public readings, as well
as discussion forums and talks covering the business of publishing,
such as copyrights and literary representations (agents).
The New Book Initiative enables promising original works submitted by
MAP participants to be considered for book publication, in conjunction
with NAC’s Publishing and Translation Grant. This is on top of
enjoying publishing opportunities in an online literary journal to be
produced by MAP at the end of the mentorship period.
MAP is managed by mediaexodus whose team members include Yong Shu
Hoong, a published poet and Singapore Literature Prize 2006 winner,
and Enoch Ng, General Manager of mediaexodus (and its imprint,
firstfruits publications), a Golden Point Award first-prize winner.
Applications are open to Singaporean citizens or permanent residents,
aged 18 years and above, writing in the field of poetry, prose or
drama in any of the four official languages. The deadline for
application is May 31, 2008, and application forms can be downloaded