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!!


Chinese Challenge 《华文?谁怕谁!》

16 04 2009

Came across an advertisement on tuesday, asking:

“Guess what is chinese character of this pic”

3 multiple answers are given, nope.. no answer is given on the spot.

So I memorize their website, making a note to myself to remember to check whether the answer I guess is right or wrong..

And Yes, it is correct!






Interesting huh?? =)

Try another one..


以下的哪一句成语是英文谚语 “to put all eggs into one basket” 最适当的翻译?


A. 孤注一掷
gū zhù yī zhì

I never know that put all eggs into one basket is 孤注一掷 . Now I know! *Woohoo* View more of the past challenges qs and answers here

Learning chinese – Take the Challenge

The Promote Mandarin Council has launched an exciting new initiative, The Chinese Challenge, to encourage Singaporeans and Permanent Residents to enjoy and improve their Mandarin and deepen their knowledge of Chinese culture through experiencing the finest in Chinese culture and language.






Have u file ur tax?

12 04 2009

More than 536,000 taxpayers have e-Filed. Avoid the last minute rush and e-File now! 

I always felt that I pay high income tax!!

And my colleagues said that coz I have high salary!! (they r implying I have higher salary than them!!)



It is just coz being single is expensive.

Plus my parents are not with me in Sg.

So I lost out in term of rebates or reliefs or tax-deductions….

It is no surprise that I paid more tax $ than others who have much higher salary!!

Luckily this year government is giving us 20% discount on our tax $..

And still Singapore’s income tax is considered low among other countries… so I am counting my blessings..

So have u file ur tax yet?

Date due for Yr 2008 assessment is 15th April 2009

Click here to know how to calculate ur tax!

Tax rates for resident individuals

For YA 2007 onwards

Chargeable Income Rate (%) Gross Tax Payable ($)
First $20,000
Next $10,000
First $30,000
Next $10,000

First $40,000
Next $40,000

3 400
First $80,000
Next $80,000

4 300
11 200
First $160,000
Next $160,000

15 500
27 200
First $320,000
Above $320,000

42 700

For YA 2008, a personal income tax rebate of 20%, up to a maximum of $2,000 is granted.
For YA 2009, a personal income tax rebate of 20%, up to a maximum of $2,000 is granted.

Source: IRAS