12.12 Lazada Sale Surprise box: Lazada X Proda by Remax

The last surprise box of the year 2018. It’s the 12.12 grand year end sale.

I received the Lazada X Proda by Remax surprise box.

You can get this box during the 12.12 Year End Sale sometime from 10-12 December. It could be one of those dates that this will be released within their time slots. They won’t say when but you can look out between those dates.

This box is costs $29 but it’s worth more than that.

You can actually check how much one of the items in the surprise box costs…

Why don’t you search how much a PRODA TWS Airplus costs?

I can tell you this is worth it if you ever wanted to buy airpods or replacement ones or a gift for someone, this is going to be waaay much cheaper especially with this surprise box.

It has its own charging case/dock. It takes 2 hours to charge from there or 45 minutes if you charge directly.

Click, click. So cool. There’s tiny “L” and “R” on the stem if you ever want to know which one goes in which ear.

And there’s the charging point.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a cable. Below the top layer of the packaging, there are instructions and a USB/lightning cable.

It was so easy to sync it to my phone too.

I tried it out and the audio quality is pretty good. So if you see me nod agreeingly, you probably won’t know if I’m listening to music via the airplus since it’s probably hidden under my tudung.

Oh! And a bonus of these surprise boxes, my cat gets to have her own box to sit in.

Go use my link here to just make sure you head on to the 12.12 page when the campaign is on!

SGIFF: Sepet & One Two Jaga in Singapore!

EDIT: In case the SGIFF is down due to too many people going in, you can buy your tickets here: https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/csgiff2018

The cast of Sepet will be in Singapore!

Get your ticket for the screening here: https://sgiff.com/browse-all-films/sepet/

Basic ticket is $12 (excluding booking fees).

It’s been at least 14 years since this movie premiered but it has so much feels.

Catch the screening on 2 DEC 2018, SUN on 2:00 PM at the NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGAPORE.

Sharifah Amani and Ng Choo Seong will be at this screening including Yasmin Ahmad’s sister, Orked.

There will be a Q&A session after the screening.

They will also be selling a limited number of merchandise and yeah this is the only time you can get it autographed by them. The only other way to get these books and stuff is to go to Ipoh and it’s not guaranteed that you can find all the cast and stuff again.

If you don’t know what’s the story of Sepet… well, please come watch. I don’t want to spoil you even after 14 years.

For something more contemporary, check out Crossroads: One Two Jaga

The director Nam Ron and his producer will be both introducing the film and doing a Q&A after the screening. This movie is pretty much telling the issues that we face now and I think it’s getting on Netflix too? At least from what I heard.

Get your ticket for Crossroads: One Two Jaga at https://sgiff.com/browse-all-films/crossroads-one-two-jaga/

It’s on at 4 DEC 2018, TUE on 9:30 PM at NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE.

If you guys are coming by to watch them, come by to say hi to me. Especially on the first one, I think I’ll be carrying a bag to carry the books home…

I’ve got the Axe Factor

Axe Factor is Singapore’s first axe throwing range. Yeah, so if you were gonna google for axe throwing Singapore, this will be the only place with a range as of time of this post.

How was it?

Well, you can book your slot online on their website and pay a deposit of half of how many people are attending it.

Unfortunately for me but fortunately for those north/west siders, Axe Factor is at The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road unit #01-32A/B and 34A/B, Singapore 287994.

It’s the one facing outside, not the block with the food shops and supermarket.

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It’s Singapura!

ciNE65 is back again and the theme for Season IV is: SINGAPURA.

OK I AM GONNA GIVE YOU THE TL;DR version because the PRIZES for this year includes directing for a feature film (?!?!!!?!!?), cash prizes as usual, learning trip to an international film fest and getting a Panasonic 4K camcorder.

TWO CATEGORIES: Student or Open

Limit: 3 minutes for your short film

Participants can submit their competition entries via the ciNE65 website in this form from 9 November 2018 till 18 March 2019, 1200hrs.

No later than that.

SO WHAT THE HEEEEEEEEEEEEEECK? The prize of a chance to direct a feature film???????????????

Anyway, I’m going hmm, should I join the Open category this year? More details on their website if you’re interested but really. IT IS BACK.

And with the theme of Singapura, what would you do?

Here are some commissioned films for this round by award winning directors for some inspiration. There’s always commissioned films so you guys can see what is possible. Also, they all say please do something close to your heart so that they can feel the passion or story you want to show in your short films.

HERE WE GO.

Royston Tan’s 36 Ways to Say Good Morning. I liked that it has the oowoo bird. YOU KNOW which bird it is.

Sanif Olek’s Sama-sama. Also did you notice it’s in the same universe of his previous short film called The Usual?

Alvin Lee’s Pink IC which is based on a true story of a stateless man living in Singapore and now how he has his Pink IC after 50 years.


And Koh Chong Wu’s Afternoon at Bukit Ho Swee which… I don’t want to spoiler alert you but it’s a very interesting take.

ANYWAY, so! Who wants to try it out? I really encourage if you’re a media student to try it out and swipe/borrow equipment from school to do this.

For open category people, there’s also camera rental places in Singapore if you have no access to equipment in a school.

 

#RecycleMoreWasteLess

#RecycleMoreWasteLess is DBS’ movement to encourage Singaporeans to cut down on usage of single-use plastic. So that means trying not to use plastics that are single usage like those packet drinks, straws, your tapao packets at times too.

You can check their website more to know their 50 Days of Sporks where they have ambassadors going around the various hawker centres to let people know more about this initiative.

Yesss.

For every pledge received that is posted public to Facebook or Instagram, we will reward the pledger with a free, reusable Spork from DBS (see attached) and also a chance to win a 3D2N eco-friendly resort stay at Siloso Beach Resort every month from Aug to Oct.

Just take a pic of how you pledge to recycle more. Like bringing your own tupperware to put food in or your own cup.

Did you know most fancy type coffee places let you use your own cup instead of using theirs? Sometimes I bring my own cup to the coffeeshop aunty and they’re cool with it too.

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9.9 Lazada Surprise Box! It’s back for 9 September

The main Lazada sale starts on 9.9!

However there will be 99 surprise boxes costing at $29 or $49 (worth $100) and will only be sold between 6 – 9 September.

I have a preview of what the Lazada Surprise box curated by Leapfrog has. This box costs $29 and the items confirmed have gone past the $29 mark.

This time the box isn’t too large for all the items. Just nice to have all the items in packed snugly.

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The World’s Loneliest Bookstore

The World’s Loneliest Bookstore by BooksActually in collaboration with D/SINI is held until 19 August 2018.

So you guys reading this still have time to visit it this coming weekend!

The plot of this is:

A freak solar flare on a magnitude nobody has experienced before has wrecked the Earth’s natural environment, causing volcanic eruptions and devastating oceanic activity. Infrastructure all around the world collapsed as a result and many lost their lives to the freak disaster. The world’s population was somehow reduced to its bare minimum following the end of the devastation. Only 4,169 people remain around the globe, just enough to repopulate Earth.

Following the disaster, only one woman remains in Singapore. With the 20 books she has scavenged, she has decided to set up what probably is the last remaining bookstore on earth. The rest of the bookstore is outfitted with other scavenged bits: a few paintings, an old television, a spare radio that is constantly trying to reach somebody else out there, and other bits and bobs. Everyday she waits for someone, anyone, to reach her bookstore while she finds solace in what she has. Thus begins The World’s Loneliest Bookstore.

So head on to block 7 of Gillman Barracks, 7 Lock Road, Singapore 108935. It opens from 11am to 7pm daily until the 19th of August.

I went there on national day because that was finally an open day for me to check it out.

The most “Huh, I didn’t think that would happen but I guess it’s likely” is a karaoke booth. I don’t know if it is meant to be there but it should be? But it really gives that whole if it’s a post apocalyptic world, I guess a karaoke booth would be entertainment to just sing in.

You can look around an experience yourself and even take a key from a tray.

So far that I know this is a real block and it faces towards east coast beach. If at the end of the world and you could choose pretty much any house in Singapore since there’s no one else, I would try to choose this one.

There are other addresses which are technically near my current home too.

And cats.

There’s so many cats around.

Which makes sense since we have so many community cats about.

Come sit with them.

Also did I buy anything from the world’s loneliest bookstore?

I got Rachel Heng’s Suicide Club.

Head on to Gillman Barracks before it all ends for this pretty surreal and chill experience. Also since you’re there, you probably can take influenza styled photos at the pink pineapple nearby.

Ps. Of course I tried the karaoke booth.

Pps. I went to BooksActually at Tiong Bahru to get that brick since it was an open day for me so I explored. This is part of their shophouse fund. You can get one too.

Happy National Daaay!

9 August is Singapore’s National Day.

Every year I try to do a video for National Day and I get too busy somehow. This year I cameo-ed in one of the funnest shoots I’ve been in (so far).

The dancers and people involved are all fans and volunteers and I was just AMAZED because under Hirzi’s direction everyone did as told and just… did it.

It was a lot of coordination and I’m seriously impressed with the dancers.

One day, one day I can dance a fraction like that maybe.

Oh yeah, that is indeed my money gun. Best nonsense investment for many of my videos.

The whole shoot took one day and if you really want to be in his videos, do check his instagram out.

I’m still hoping for a comeback of Munah and Hirzi eventually but this is really up to their own schedules anyway.

ALSO. As usual, there will be the commentary on the National Day Parade, online. I shall hope to see what is up for this year’s show since the creative director is Boo Junfeng.