Rest in Peace, Mrs Lee!

2 10 2010

Sincere condolences to MM Lee and family. Mrs Lee is a great woman, a legendary Singapore woman icon – someone who stood behind MM Lee and Singapore during the political hardship years till now. Singapore has lost a great citizen. She will missed by many people. Farewell Mrs. Lee. Rest in Peace

Mrs Lee Kuan Yew dies at age 89
Posted: 02 October 2010 1933 hrs

SINGAPORE : Madam Kwa Geok Choo – the wife of Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, and mother of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has died on Saturday.

Mrs Lee Kuan Yew, age 89, passed away peacefully at home at 5.40 pm.

A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said the wake is held at Sri Temasek, official residence of the Prime Minister located within the Istana grounds, from October 4-5.

Visitors who wish to pay their last respects may do so on October 4-5 from 10am to 5pm.

Members of the public may call 6835 6614 for any queries.

A private funeral will take place on October 6 at Mandai Crematorium.

The family requests that no obituaries and no wreaths or flowers to be sent.

All donations will go to the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) Health Research Endowment Fund.

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Dance in Raffles Place 23.10.2009

24 10 2009

How I adore this..
I thought it was coolzz!
How I wish I was there.. hehee =D
Or maybe even participated in it.. haha 

Flash mob takes over CBD
SOME were reading the papers while others were standing idly by.

And when the music came on, 200 dancers took the onlookers at Raffles Place by surprise as they broke into a choreographed dance.

‘The toughest part of the flash mob was to train 200 people for the dance. We don’t have a space to accommodate everybody so we separate them in groups,’ said Ms Carol Cheong, the dance choreographer for the flash mob.

The routine took them around two weeks to put together.

Increasingly, flash mobs are used as publicity stunts without the original spontaneity.

To find out what onlookers think about the organised flash mobs, go to RazorTV.

Source: StraitsTime


Calling Singaporeans to join in the beat
By Lynda Hong, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 19 September 2009 1905 hrs

SINGAPORE: Dancers from the Da:ns Festival want Singaporeans to move to the beat too.

Before the 10-day Da:ns Festival starts on 23 October at the Esplanade, organisers will be planting a series of flash mob dancers at different places.

These will be unannounced to have the element of surprise. Anyone is welcome to join in. All that’s needed, organisers say, is spontaneity.

Raffles City on Saturday became the first venue to see these flash mob dancers doing a five-minute performance, giving some shoppers a pleasant surprise.

“Initial reaction was, ‘music in the shopping mall, how can that be?’ And then, the next thing was you see people dancing. I understand that it’s really about getting people to dance, to take part. I think it’s fantastic,” said a shopper.

“I think it’s good to be dancing in the city,” said another.

The festival will end on 1 November.

– CNA/ir

Source: ChannelNewsAsia

Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM)

17 05 2009

Pulau Ubin Trip

29 04 2009

Joanne, Josephine, Paulyn and juskawaime went for a short break to Pulau Ubin on 10th April 2009, Good Friday holiday.

Our aim is to go Chek Jawa to catch the marine life during the low tide + enjoying the nature walk + Seafood dinner. No cycling for us (something which people normally do in Pulau Ubin to get around), we decided to go on foot since both Jo do not know how to cycle. But we will opt for the van ride when we return if time is getting late..

us @ Pulau Ubin

us @ Pulau Ubin

But walking there halfway (not even halfway,maybe only 5%), it started to get dark. We called the van to come and fetch us in case it gets raining while walking. I was delighted with the cool feeling and no need to walk while comfortably sitting in an air-con mini van to Chek Jawa (S$2.50/pax/ride).

However, the rain just get bigger and bigger… Until we decided that it was impossible to enjoy the marine life in Chek Jawa. So we ‘acted’ a bit in front of the van driver to convince him that we were horrified that there wasn’t any shelter in front of Chek Jawa. We certainly didn’t want to alight of the van and got drenched and stranded in that place, wet and full of mosquitoes.. Yes we took that same van back.. and S$5 poorer (each person). Funny incident… =p

While it is still raining, with nothing else to do, we went for early seafood dinner. Once we ordered and food had come, the rain has stopped. Most people in restaurant were gone. They r just there to drink water and waiting for rain to stop. But we had to finish our food. And unfortunately our food is not as delicious as what we expected. We were quite disappointed though.

Us @ Quarry

Us @ Quarry

Anyway after meal, we checked out the nearby quarry and had mini nature walk and sight-seeing. Oh we spotted some birds camofloguing among the trees.. and Yes we saw a CROCODILE!!

A crocodile under water?

A crocodile under water?

Ok we didn’t see the actual body, but there is a trace of it moving from East of the lake to the West of the lake… Horrified!! After walk, I also had the coconut juice (cooling, yummy and sweet – Fantastic!!). Soon after, the rain started again.. so we decided to end this trip.

Overall, despite the rain, it was a good break to smell the fresh air and get in touch with the nature =0) 

Some photos we took:

Nicee…. What is the name of this flower?


A bird we saw camouflaging itself among the branches of tree.. We needed to do a lot of zooming using Jo’s camera Nikon P90 to get this shot..

Coconut tree.. nope the coconut juice and fruit we drank/ate was not from this tree… =p *wink*

红星大奖 Star Awards 2009 Results

27 04 2009

红星大奖 Star Awards 2009 Results

It is still Little Nonya ‘s world for this year’s Star Awards .. though not as big as they wanted.. Nope they didn’t win all 16 nominations..

My choices   for this year Star Awards are what I predicted or wish they win…Surprisingly some unexpected results.. esp on the  Best Female Actress .. Not Jeanette Aw, but Joanne Peh. Since both are good, I will suggest that the organizer gave 2 awards also.. like the Best Supporting Female Actresses – Xiang Yun and Ng Hui!! Coz both Jeanette and Joanne rock!! =)

Congrats to Huang BiRen for being awarded the "All Time Favourite Artiste 超级红星大奖" . I really found her coolz, got style and can act!!

Congrats to Guo Liang for winning the Best Variety Show Host! Finally!! And also congrats to Belinda Lee for winning the Best Info-Ed Programme Host. I heart "Come Dance with Me " and I can see your sincere and effort towards the learning of the dance.. Well done! I also like Lin Pei Fen and her show "So Simple 简单就是美"  Hope she remains sweet, kawaii, simple and nice =)

Congratulation to all winners. And for those who didn’t win, it is not that you are not good. It is just others are slightly better and luckier than you.. Jia you again for next year! =D

Sad that Kym didn’t emerge Top 10!! Jia you Zhong Qin! =)

The Final Results:

Those in black are my choices/guesses. If being strike off, means that my guess was wrong and the correct winner is in the blue colour.

小娘惹 The Little Nyonya

陈汉玮/不凡的爱 Chen Han Wei (By My Side)

欧萱/小娘惹 Jeanette Aw (The Little Nyonya)

白薇秀/小娘惹 Joanne Peh (The Little Nyonya)

姚玟隆/小娘惹 Yao Wen Long (The Little Nyonya)

周初明/黄金路 Chew Chor Meng (The Golden Path)

黄慧/小娘惹 Ng Hui (The Little Nyonya)

and 向云/小娘惹 Xiang Yun (The Little Nyonya)

for Best Supporting Female Actress

戴阳天 Dai Yang Tian

董素华 Dong Shu Hua

郭亮/艺点心思 Guo Liang (CelebriTea Break)

李心钰/与心共舞 Belinda Lee (Come Dance With Me)

心晴大动员 Life Transformers

与心共舞 Come Dance With Me

星期二特写: 生死一线 TR- 5 Years of SARS-free

才华横溢出新秀2007总决赛 Star Search 2007 (Finals)

45载光芒8方贺台庆 The Anniversary Gala 2008


如燕 /小娘惹 /Olivia Ong

林咏谊/一切完美 Regene Lim Perfect Cut

Most Popular Female Artistes

26 04 2009

The Top 10 Female Nominees for Star Awards 2009

My guess for TOP 10, 9 matches!! Congratulation all!! =)

  • Felicia Chin
  • Yvonne Lim
  • Jeanette Aw
  • Kym Ng
  • Quan Yi Fong
  • Joanne Peh
  • Vivian Lai
  • Ivy Lee
  • Xiang Yun
  • Rui En
  • Jesseca Liu

Most Popular Male Artistes

26 04 2009

The Top 10 Male Nominees for Star Awards 2009

My guess for TOP 10, 7 matches..  Congratulation all!

  • Bryan Wong
  • Zheng Ge Ping
  • Mark Lee
  • Christopher Lee
  • Pornsak
  • Guo Liang
  • Tay Ping Hui
  • Adrian Pang
  • Gurmit Singh
  • Chen Han Wei
  • Qi Yi Wu
  • Huang Jun Xiong
  • Henry Thia (Hui Ge)

Star Awards 2009

25 04 2009

Will you be watching Star Awards 2009 tomorrow 7pm, Channel 8?

juskawaime will definitely be! *WOoohhOOOo*

Other than catching who are the Star Awards’ winners, i will be looking forward to see all the Star Awards’ presenters and special guests’ appearances like those TVB & Taiwan Pop Stars =)

Star Awards 2009 Poster

Star Awards 2009

Star Awards 2009

Hong Kong TVB’s 蔡少芬 Ada Choi, 胡杏儿 Myolie Wu, 夏雨  Har Yu  and 姜大卫  David Chiang. From Taiwan, we have the current most popular idol drama fellow 阮经天 Ethan Ruan (扬丞琳 Rainie Yang just pulled out). Plus, your dad and mum’s favorite 王识贤 Wang Shih Hsien,  陈美凤 Chen Mei-Feng and 曾国城  Sam Tseng. They will present and read out the winners’ names in many ‘surprising’ acts…

Source: BaGuaTV_PaulChan

Professional Categories of Star Awards09

25 04 2009

16 April 2009 – ‘The Little Nyonya’ sweeps a total of 24 nominations in this year’s Star Awards! Nominations include Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Production Design and Best Editing in the Professional categories, making this an additional 8 nominations to its current 16 nominations announced earlier in the Programme and Performance Categories.


The results of the Professional Categories were announced at the Star Awards Gala Dinner & Award Presentation next Tuesday, 21 April at Mandarin Oriental Hotel at 7pm.



最佳导演 Best Director:

谢敏洋小娘惹 The Little Nyonya

张龙敏小娘惹 The Little Nyonya

最佳剧本 Best Script:

洪荣狄 小娘惹 The Little Nyonya

最佳美术设计 Best Art Direction:

何福春 小娘惹 The Little Nyonya

最佳剪辑 Best Editing:

张必芳小娘惹 The Little Nyonya

Best Drama Theme Song  最佳电视主题曲

《小娘惹 The Little Nyonya》‘如燕’



最佳音效设计 Best Sound Design:

黄丽清变奏曲 Rhythm of Life



Young Talent Award 青苹果奖

《一切完美 Perfect Cut》林可可



最佳宣传短片 Best Promo Trailer:


Danny Loh – Super Mummy 全能俏妈妈 Recruitment


Best Infotainment:


Tuesday Report: 生死一线





施忆玲 – 45载光芒8方贺台庆 The 45th Anniversary Gala





林嘉仪 – 心晴大动员 Life Transformer





程照杰 – 观景轮发生故障 Singapore Flyer Stoppage Causes Mid-Air Drama





杨晓红, 洪丽娇 – 马英九当选台湾新总统 Taiwan New President Ma Ying Jeou


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Exclusive Interview with Yasmin Ahmad

25 04 2009

Exclusive Interview with Yasmin Ahmad, Director of “Funeral” TVC

See if you can view it.

Facebook link

20 04 2009

Talking abt journey planner, my previous post did not include SMRT buses, only SBS Transit. To know the bus route details, operating hours and frequency range of both SBS Transit and SMRT Buses, click this link. In there, you can also calculate the fares, the estimated travel time and the no. of stops of your bus journey by selecting the start and end point.

But this is useful only if you know which roughly which bus you want to take.

What if you just know where you want to go? U want to know how to go from point A to point B without much hazzle..

Long time ago, I already utilize this search engine for direction – street directory. It used to be good. But now, you can roughly find a place (near which MRT) using streetdirectory. Sometimes, it is not very useful if you want to know how to get to there!

Recently Esther recommended me a very good site –

What is gothere?

what is gothere?

what is gothere?

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Reduction in bus and train fares

18 04 2009

I am not a bus person…

I am more of a MRT person..

I do not drive, so I don’t really know road names well. But tell me it is near which which MRT, I will know roughly where it is in Singapore.

And this is also the reason I prefer to stay near the MRT. Walking distance is good. 3-10mins is good.

Since I am not a bus person, I seldom or never really visit the SBS website.

But recently, I visited the website to check if bus 2 from my place really go to Changi Village. And viola, I had my answer. So try this if u want to check the bus route of a particular bus number. And if you need to go from one place to another, you can try their journey planner to plan your route. I shall try this service next time! =)

Oh btw, us commuters may be pleased wit this news! “there is a reduction in bus and train fares with effect from 1st April 2009 to 30th June 2010.” Yes!!