Thursday, June 28, 2007

Field of Dreams - your last chance to watch football at the National Stadium

This is the last event in National Stadium before they really close it for good (or bad?), the last chance to see those uncles from the Singapore and Malaysia teams play against each other in this old stadium. Heard that they'll try to recreate the good old days with runners hawking curry puffs, crackers and drinks. Erm... but of course don't expect 'good old days' price. There is also some fireworks display for the closing ceremony, so bring your tripod.

After this day, the National Stadium will have its root dug up, so it'll be easier to find the lost time capsule then...

The date: 30th June 2007
Matches time: Singapore vs Malaysia at 5pm, Singapore vs Australia at 7:30pm
Price: Advanced booking at S%15 for Standard and S$40 for Premium. If you buy on the match day, it is S$20.

The Premium ticket comes with a free gift pack including S$12 of F&B vouchers, a S$15 ticket to the 'Lights Out' party, an exclusive prize draw to win a Nokia N-Series phone, and more stuffs, whether useful or useless.

AS for the "Lights Out - The National Stadium Closing Party" right after the closing ceremony at the National Stadium, it is S$15 per ticket (S$10 if you are watching the earlier matches), and you've got those people from Zouk in charge of the music. It is said that each ticket comes with a free drink. But I'm not expecting Zouk to bring their bartenders to the stadium, so I don't think it'll be a Tequilla pop...

You can book tickets from Sistic online.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

NDP rehearsals road blocking performances at Esplanade

When I was collecting my tickets at the SISTIC counter, the staff warned me of road closures that will affect the roads to Esplanade because of NDP rehearsals... for the whole of July! OMG!

Great... and I have to watch JUMP on the 30th June and the Dim Sum Dollies on the 7th July, both presenting at Esplanade! Faint~ I went online to check what are the affected roads, and to my horror, found that:
  • Can totally forget about Republic Boulevard

  • Temasek Avenue and Raffles Avenue will only have one lane opened each, which is as good as none, since they are expected to be super duper jammed

  • Esplanade Drive will be opened in the evening, but what is the point when all roads that lead to it are affected?

  • Even 2 carriageways of ECP are closed!

Which means that in order to counter these road blocks, I have to go to the Marina Bay area super early and park the car at a nearby carpark. And the disadvantages are... Must risk getting lured into buying things because of the time spent shopping there since there is nothing else better to do. Must be mentally prepared for the super duper expensive car park fees... omg...

Sigh... what the heck... take MRT there lah!

More info on the road closure can be found here

Saturday, June 23, 2007

S$480 to watch NDP 2007 Live!

No... this is not the price of a pair of NDP 2007 tickets.

This is the room price of the National Day Package from Swissotel The Stamford. With the NDP 2007 showing at the Marina Bay, this hotel is one of the best location that you could bet on if you didn't manage to get the free tickets. Err... ok... maybe you'll need a binoculars as well. But at least the fireworks will be spectacular.

This National Day Package on 9 August 2007 will cost you S$480++ per room per night for either Deluxe or Harbour View Room. Yes... of course the ++ means including the new 7% GST charge and 10% service charge.

And the privileges you'll enjoy are:
  • Daily buffet breakfast for two at Café Swiss or KopiTiam

  • Afternoon tea for two at Lobby Court

  • Welcome fruits in room

  • Complimentary late check-out till 4pm (subject to availability)

Oh... and this special price is only applicable to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Singapore Scenes ... Somewhere in NTU (guess where?)

21st April 2007 - Somewhere in NTU

21st April 2007 - Somewhere in NTU

21st April 2007 - Somewhere in NTU
咦? 小黄花啊,早晨的太阳还没把你身上的露水带走吗?

21st April 2007 - Somewhere in NTU

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Singapore Scenes ... National Stadium

9th June 2007 - National Stadium

9th June 2007 - National Stadium
滴答滴答... 真的已经到了非得被拆毁的时候了吗?

9th June 2007 - National Stadium

9th June 2007 - National Stadium

9th June 2007 - National Stadium

9th June 2007 - National Stadium

9th June 2007 - National Stadium

9th June 2007 - National Stadium
小苗啊~ 你也太过生不逢时了吧!这里没有让你成长的空间啊!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

[CW Video] The NKF Affairs Part 3 - the End?

They may all be declared bankrupt. But what does bankrupcy mean to them? Is it really the end for them? This is Part 3 of the NKF Affairs and the end. Isn't it?

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Singapore Scenes ... Chinese Garden

Singapore - Chinese Garden
橙色的屋顶,红色的柱子,白色的船身... 中国花园到处都是这三种颜色的建筑物。

Singapore - Chinese Garden
虽然是周末,整个花园却是冷冷清清的... 湖中的许多假船都在默默地等待着有谁会和它们一起拍张照。

Singapore - Chinese Garden

Singapore - Chinese Garden
哎~ 天啊~ 我还要待在这寂寞的池塘到何时啊? 我可以不要那么长命吗?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

After "Today's Mostly Cloudy" is translated to English...

Came across this Google Translator Widget and decided to give it a try on my blog. Well, since it is free, and adding a few Javascripts won't slow my blog down too much, no harm trying right? (Kiasu Singaporean mentality strikes again)

So I added the script at the bottom of the page, and... Tada! Now my blog is bi-lingual! Haha...

But... hold on... Something seems not right with some of the translations...

"远看还真有点像黑芝麻面包耶!" -> Viewed from afar really a bit like black sesame bread Jerusalem! (why does this sound suspiciously like Singlish?)

"毕竟大老远的来到这鸟不拉屎的青海湖挂经幡" -> After all, far away come to this bird shit is not linked to the Qinghai Lake flags danced (wahaha... I thought 'place where bird also don't want to shit' will be more appropriate!)

"小鸟啊~ 你这么早就去哪啊? 你真的相信早起的鸟儿有虫吃吗?" -> You birdie ah-ah going so early? Do you really believe that the early birds eat worms? (Wow... this seems to be the best translated sentence! Kekeke...)

Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page, give it a try and see what I mean...

Friday, June 8, 2007

[CW Video] Timeshare.. Scam or Deal?

Recently, timeshare company Grand Seasons International's (GSI) lawyer sent a legal letter to regarding a submission that was published with the heading "Grand Season International - TimeShare Scam Company". GSI felt that the text in the heading are defamatory and their reputation and goodwill has been disparaged and seriously damage. Besides threatening to remove the heading, they are also expecting to provide the identity of the writer. In response, engaged Goodwins Law Corporation to defend them against those allegations of GSI.

Was GSI really wrongly accused? Are these timeshare companies really offering you great deals? Or are they just trying to squeeze the cash out of you? Is it really true that what you hear is what you get? Or is it really just a scam?

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Singapore Scenes ... Changi

14th Apr 07, Changi beach
早上七点多的Changi, 连海浪也懒洋洋的...

14th Apr 07, Changi beach, boat with backlight, 7+am
小船在清晨的朝阳下静静地, 孤独地等待着主人... 他今天会来吗?

14th Apr 07, Changi
小鸟啊~ 你这么早就去哪啊? 你真的相信早起的鸟儿有虫吃吗?

14th Apr 07, Changi - using Landscape picturestyle
绿草, 蓝天, 再加上一棵椰树... 不拍张照片怎么对得起自己?

14th Apr 07, Changi - 85.0mm fishing rod closeup using EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens

14th Apr 07, Changi - wide angle view using EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens
海中有木条... 木条上有鸟...