F&N Sparkling Drinks Presents Singapore Dance Delight Vol.2

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F&N sparkling drinks is the presenting sponsor for this year’s SINGAPORE DANCE DELIGHTS VOL.2, for the 2nd year. This competition is to celebrate all things youth and dance. It’s Singapore’s largest street dance competition. For more information on Singapore Dance Delight, you can visit www.dancedelight.sg

This year’s Singapore Dance Delight Vol 2 event is held at Scape @ Orchard level 4 (Sky Terrace) & level 5.

More about SINGAPORE DANCE DELIGHT VOL 2

With all things dance gaining feverish popularity, street dance is one activitiy that never fails to bring youth together. They see dance as a way to find community and to express themselves creatively (through costumes, groovy dance moves and make-up and coordination). Whether they are dancing to the beat or cheering as spectators, they enjoy the pace, the fervour and the adrenaline rush that comes with dance.

This year 40 teams will be competing in this year’s SDD Vol2 and only 20 teams will be able to go into the finals on 12 March 2011. A few of the teams come from other countries such as Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia as Singapore is the only South East Asia country hosting the Dance Delight event. Here are the 40 teams competing in the preliminaries (shown below). Each team consists of at least 2 members.This include the last year’s Singapore Dance Delights Vol 1 defending champion, Joyce and the Boys who is also taking part in this year’s Singapore Dance Delights. Last year only 28 teams took part in the events. Thus, there’s more competition this year.

Joyce and the Boys

This event was hosted by the famous Singapore rapper – Sheik Haikel. Entertaining, isn’t it?

Host - Sheik Haikel and one of the judges

Of course, there’s free flow of F&N sparkling drinks at the venue. Can choose from Cherryade, Orange, Groovy grape, Ice Cream Soda and Sarsi to quench your thirst while at the venue, watching performances by the 40 teams on the dancing field.

Ice Cream Soda

F&N Kit

I received this kit while getting my drink. It consists of the mat, poncho and fan. Mat for sitting down. Poncho if there is rain and fan to fan myself if the venue is too hot. Besides that, I also received a miniature can of F&N sparkling drink.

It’s not drinkable. But it is stuffed with wet tissues to clean hands. Haha. Cute right?

See how hard the helpers are preparing the drinks?

This is my 1st time coming to such as an event. While waiting for the event to start, I took some peeks of what the contestants were doing. I could sense that they took a lot of effort, energy and spent a lot of time and money ( clothes, make-up) to take part in this competition.

I watched street dancing on TV drama on Ch8 called the Dream Catchers (未来不是梦). Nat Ho and Dawn Yeoh did street dancing in the drama which was great. Haha. Thus, that was what I know from street dancing.

Street dancing is not easy as it’s teamwork and the team members must work together to create great chemistry with each other to bring out the best moves out of the music they had chosen.

Of course, with the right music, right groovy moves and great chereography, suitable costumes and appropriate make-up as well as great chemistry, all these will blend beautifully and bring out the best parts and moves to do well for the competitions.

One of the teams practising at the practise venue near by the stage.

Teams resting in the practice room.

It was raining cats and dogs before the competition starts but many people still chose not to go leave the venue but to wait for the preliminaries to start. However the rain did not seem to stop after 6pm and had to go the level 5 to start part of the preliminaries for the time being.

One of the groups performing

It was so difficult to get into the level 5 room (quite crowded and limited space for the performers and the audience to get into it). Luckily there’s a screen located outside the room and people still could see the performances on the screen instead (which is much better because can see better view of the performers’ dance steps and groovy moves).

Here’s some of the performances in the level 5 room:

Great right?

After the rain stopped for quite awhile, all of us went given 20min-interval to go down to level 4 to watch the remaining performances. I was so happy as I finally can sit down and watch the performance instead of standing up for another 1-2 hours. =).

Here’s the some of the performances at level 4:
Joyce and the Boys

1 Team from Indonesia


One of my favorite teams in action – The Zoo Thailand

One of the couple teams who took part in the event – Burning Bums. Anyway, they are dating in real life as what I saw on Today’s my Paper (我报), as shown below.

Of course, at the end of all the 40 performances, I took another cup of F&N sparkling drink – Groovy Grape while waiting for the results to quench my thirst. I did not expect 1000+ people came down to Scape @ Orchard just to attend this event despite of bad weather.

Results of The final 20 teams who made it into the finals in Sentosa on 12 March are:

1) Go Go Funky Rangers (Indonesia)
2) B.O.T.S (Born to Swag)
3) The Basic Five
4) Sickin Freak
5) Flair Brothers
6) I.DOT.M (I Dot M)
7) The Zoo Thailand
8) Free Frago
9) Househead
10) Sonic Vibe
11) Team Elite (Philippines)
12) Major Jam
13) Fantastic Forze Crew
14) Size-Zero
15) Burning Bums (1of the couple teams)
16) Rough Addicts
17) F4C Stars
18) Joyce and the Boys (Defending Champions)
19) Harlequinn
20) Hit the Speed Limit

Interested to watch the finals of Singapore Dance Delight Vol.2 to watch the final 20 teams performing? It will be on 12 March 2011, Wavehouse @ Sentosa at 36 Siloso Beach. You can purchase the tickets from O School at Scape level 4. $20 (till 8 March), $25 ( from 9 march 2011 onwards).Only 1 out of the remaining teams competing will be able to make it into the next round to take part in Osaka Japan. So what are you waiting for? Buy the tickets and catch the remaining 20 teams in action with their coolest moves with the grooves, great coordination and chereography, great costumes and make-up and chemistry. haha.

I am so excited to find out which team will emerge as the champion of finals.

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What would you do with a million dollars

I would reserve part of it as an emergency fund as well as for my family and utilities bills.

I would invest part of it for buying shares.

I would use part of it to donate to church and some organisations such as Garden City fund and health organisations as well as some funds to help to promote health to people and save lives of people.

I would use part of it to travel to certain places in the world as well as relax my mind.

I would spent part of it for upgarding myself with interesting courses as well as lifeskills courses, learn how to compose music melody as well as write chinese pop lyrics and english lyrics.

and Save the rest of the money if i would do with the remaining amount left from it. Haha.

how about you?

Topic: Would I rather be super intelligent or extremely good looking?

I would rather be super intelligent. Super intelligent is better than good looking. Able to excel in everything I do as well as think better and talk better. As well as know people’s character better.

Sometimes with super intelligent, I may be able to find a way to be good looking (by looking better).

But being good looking without being super-interlligent, it wont be good as people will call bimbo, himbo which does not sound good.

So I would rather be super intelligent than good looking.

NEWater Vistor Centre Visit

I made a trip to Singapore’s NEWater Visitor Centre at Koh Seh Lim Road, near Bedok cum Expo area. I did not know there is shuttle bus from Tanah Merah MRT station to NEWater Visitor Centre and walked all the way from Bedok area to the NEWater visitor centre by foot. As that was my 1st visit to NEWater Visitor Centre.

The distance is very long (longer than the Sentosa boardwalk). So it will be better to take a shuttle bus to there than walking all the way from expo to the Visitor Centre.

NEWater Visitor Centre is open from Tues to Sun, from 9am to 5.30pm with 5 guided tour time slots (9am, 10.45am, 12.30pm, 2.15pm and 4pm). Admission is free and last admission time will be at 4pm.

 

Can you see the path towards the NEWater Visitor Centre? Quite long right?

NEWater Visitor Centre is a beautiful place to visit. Beautiful pond surrounding the place.

Quite nice right? This place is near the cafe in NEWater Visitor Centre.

 

This is one of the photos taken inside the NEWater Visitor Centre.

Of course my main aim of visiting NEWater Visitor Centre is to learn more about what is NEWater and how they make NEWater and why there is a need for more water. Singapore is a small nation with about 5million people living on the island. The population in Singapore is increasing, however, the water supply in Singapore cannot increase so much even if the population is increasing. Singapore has limited amount of land too.

Water is used for cooling the machines, aircons, washing, showering, cooking, drinking. Without water, we may not survive for long.

 

In order to solve the water shortage problem, Singapore had to source out some solutions to get more fresh water. Even if buying water from Malaysia, also does not solve the main problem as we must know that Malaysia also has limited water and Singapore has contact with Malaysia only for the limited time.

Singapore now has 17 reservoirs. But the 17 reservoirs can only store limited amount of water in Singapore.With the increasing number of population, it is still not enough to supply for the needs.

Desalination is also part of the solution but the process of removing the salts from the sea water is too expensive. People will not want to buy it. If not the cost of living will be more costly.

 

We cannot say much on using rainwater as our water supply. Because weather is so unpredictable. Sometimes, places do not have rain for quite awhile. Sometimes, rainwater will go into the drains. So we have to recycle the drain water and groundwater and process the water by ultrafiltration, reserve-osmosis and UV as well as pH level of the water must be around the right one to create NEWater to solve part of the water shortage problems.

I do learn quite a lot of things from NEWater Visitor Centre and it is a very good place to visit and learn more about the importance of water.

 

Here are some of the exhibits inside the NEWater Visitor Centre.

the 10litre challenge bottle.

Interactive displays which will allow people of all ages to take part in.

More interactive corner to know which part of Singapore has reservoirs. There are also some videos for the visitors to watch as well as a visit to the NEwater factory. Here’s some of the photos near the factory.

Can view videos from these to see the process of making NEWater.

Display set of the ultrafiltration inside the glass display box.

 

As well as … A  bottle of NEwater for every visitor to NEWater Visitor Centre. It is drinkable, so not need to worry.

 

For more details, you can visit www.pub.gov.sg/NEWater If you are planning to visit NEWater Visitor Centre, you can go to this website at http://www.pub.gov.sg/newater/visitors/Pages/default.aspx and  make an online booking or call up this hotline 6546 7874 / 6593 1533. Do note they are limited slots per timing.

So do not anyhow waste water as WATER IS PRECIOUS!!!!!! Every drop counts. Conserve it.

That’s the folks.

 

Sentosa Flower 2011: Spring Wonderland

Have you visit Sentosa Flowers 2011 yet? 13 Feb 2011 will be the last day for people to see Sentosa Flowers 2011.

Of course I went to Sentosa Flowers 2011 quite awhile ago and took some photos of this event. Every year, Sentosa will look quite different. This year Sentosa Flower journey starts from Sentosa Boardwalk to RWS to Imbiah falls, Images of Singapore till the Beach station.

this is the view from vivocity.

I started my journey from Vivocity and walked towards the Sentosa Boardwalk, which is one of the latest attractions in Sentosa. That marks my 1st time walking from Vivocity to Sentosa via Sentosa Boardwalk.

If you feel tired of walking, you can use the travellator at the side of the boardwalk. There are some markers to tell you how far you are away from the entrance of the Sentosa Island too. Is not it great? Haha.

There’s one of the exhibits at the Sentosa Boardwalk. The magical tree. Looks like one of the trees in Alice in the Wonderland. Haha.

There are also some shops on the boardwalk, selling some items.

Artworks/Sculptures along the way. haha.

Reaching the RWS area soon…

Finally reached RWS after walking quite a distance. Of course, I paid $1 entrance fee to enter. People can use ez-link card (not the flash pay card type) or slot in $1 coin to enter the area.

RWS welcomes the year of the Rabbit with rabbits. So cute as I love rabbits and my favorite zodiac sign.

The cave near the entrance of RWS.

Visitor Centre to get essential information on the facilities, recreation and restaurants, shops and fun on Sentosa Island.

Look out for the green giant rabbit near the entrance of Universal Studios Singapore. It will look beautiful at night.

Colourful merlion.

Lakes of Dream. Beautiful.

Of course rabbits are the main lead for this year’s Sentosa flowers. There are other animals around the area as well.

The other side of the RWS with another pair of rabbits. Haha.

Look at that blue building. What is it? KFC = Kentucky fried chicken. Didnt know they opened 1branch at Sentosa.

Sentosa Flowers with some rabbits decor.

Rabbit made of flowers.

Ducks made up of flowers.

Pondering over carrot. thinking hard… Hmmm…

Surrounded by flowers – orchids. Nice.

Rabbits are in love. Valentine day is coming soon…

Welcome to the Carrotland!

The Rabbit family in the Carrotland.

White carrots

Cabbage in Carrotland?

Flower Power

Birds decor

Ant of Life

Baby rabbit with its parent

Easter eggs! Too bad they are inedible. No chocolate’s inside.

Near the Tiger skytower area.

welcome to the rabbit trail...

agree with this poster

Sniffing flowers. Smells nice...

Mushrooms

Harvesting carrots by the rabbits

Tulip Land

Dragonfly + rabbits

Honey to be shared?

Anyway, I did enjoyed myself with my mum for this year’s Sentosa Flower. I will be looking forward for the next few Sentosa Flowers event during the Chinese New Year period. Haha.

That’s all folks.

Cozycot Celebrates International Women’s Day 2011

Cozycot International Women Day Event

Cozycot is celebrating 100years of International Women Day. Let us salute to all women on this day. 8 March is known as International Women Day to commemorate women’s hardwork to the society and sacrifices to their family and lives.

For more information for the celebration, please visit http://www.cozycot.com/iwd

Topic: Could I live without the internet

Can I live without the internet? I do not know how long I can live without the internet.

I know I can live without the internet but it is only for a few days. I managed to survive without it for a few days while I was in overseas traveling. In overseas, I tend to be more busy and spent time on traveling and sleeping and no time to bother about using the internet.

furthermore, internet charges in the hotel and certain countries are quite expensive compared to Singapore. No worries as I do not need to check emails and I just want enjoy to myself without the internet. But in Singapore, I just really cannot live without internet.

The main reason why I need internet is to check and sent emails for  my stuff. as well as blogging and playing games online

But I am quite worry because of the emails i receiving from other parties may be urgent if I do not check it often.

So I would say that I could live without the internet to a certain extent if I am not in Singapore especially in places with very little internet and expensive resources as well as other things to do in overseas. But I cannot live without the internet in Singapore.

How about you?