The Cransberries – Dream

Have you heard of the Cransberries? They are not fruits but Irish band. I love their songs very much. Especially Dream, Zombie.

Heard they are coming to Singapore in August 2011. So I just want to share 1 of their songs with you all 1st. It’s called Dream. I heard Faye Wong sang a Cantonese version of the song called Dream Lover with the same tune.

For more updates of The Cransberries, please visit http://www.cransberries.com

Hope you enjoy the song!

Singapore Heritage Festival Finale @ Novena Square & Velocity at Novena

Singapore Heritage Festival

Singapore Heritage Festival

Hi Readers, I went to Singapore Heritage Festival Finale at Novena Square & Velocity at Novena on 30 July 2011. This event was organised by Singapore’s National Heritage Board for Singapore Heritage Festival 2011.

I did not expect that Novena Square was chosen as the finale of Singapore Heritage Fest but I know this place is quite near Balestier area ( yes it is very near by walking distance and has rich history as Sun Yat Sen went to Wan Qing Yuan at Balestier area) and Jalan Besar area (Yes, I am very sure as I even walked from Novena to City Square Mall by foot a few times and City Square Mall used to be part of the New World). It is more convenient for the organisers to conduct walking trails to these 2 areas.

Still can recognise those buildings/places?

Picture 1 – Should be easily to guess as the building still exist in Singapore. It is very near 1 of the MRT stations.

Picture 2 – name sounds familiar right? Heard there will be a MRT station near that place opening real soon…

Picture 3 – This building does not look familiar at all as it had been demolished. So can you guess what this building?

Picture 4 -This building was demolished too. But the name looks familiar right? Have you ever watch the movie based on this place in around Feb 2011? I watched that with my mother at National Museum then. It was 1 of the worlds in Singapore and now become part of a shopping centre but it is not City Square Mall.

Picture 5 – Sounds Familiar right? Now, It is one of the iconic landmarks in Singapore’s Orchard District. but looks different from the picture shown below.

Picture 6 – Somewhere in one of the gardens?

Picture 7 – Where is this place? Looks familiar for the dome building.

There’s also a line-up of performances & activities for people to take part in.

You can even take a photo with such background as well.

Still can play games too but in the 1960s/1970s type of games outside Velocity @ Novena. Tikam Tikam (guess the colour and make sure the colour you guess will point at the colour you have chosen), throwing hoops onto the glass bottles, use toy pistrols with corks to shoot the ping pong ball off the glass bottles and use a ball to slide through the nails obstacles to the specific holes.

Ferris wheel & small rider seat music playing machine. I really missed the days I played with that small rider machine…

Teacups & Teapot. Looks cool right?

Still had TV to watch on “What are your favourite family fun moments?” from accounts of many different people.

Singapore also have many interesting heritage trails such as Ang Mo Kio heritage trail (for the past races), Balestier Trail, Fort Canning spices trail and other interesting places.

Some examples of iconic landmarks were mentioned in the exhibition such as National Theatre, National Stadium (has been torn down and they are currently building the new Sports Hub right now), and Capitol Theatre and Van Kleef aquarium.

Some traditional games were on the exhibit as well.

As well as history of Orchard Road. Cant you see there’s quite a lot of different between Orchard Road in the 1960-70s and the Orchard Road now?

As well as Celebrations in 4 different celebrations namely Chinese New Year, Christmas, Deepavali and Hari Raya Pausa.

There were live performances from 29 july -31 July showcasing the different cultures and heritage in Singapore. Here’s the programme line-up.

Looks exciting right? Haha. You can visit www.heritagefest.sg for more details on the happenings.

Do appreciate our rich heritage as it is unique and irreplaceable.

After viewing these exhibitions, I do not think that Singapore is a boring place but Singapore is quite a fun place to explore. Don’t you think so?

It also made me reflect to appreciate the beauty of the buildings which reflects the rich culture of Singapore’s past history. Such as areas in Joo Chiat (rich Peranakan culture), parts of River Valley area, Chinatown (chinese buildings), Little India, Kampong Glam and so on.

Just to end off with my post with Walter the rabbit. So Cute right? Haha.

Hello Walter, good to see you again. If you wish to visit walter, you can go to Singapore Arts Musuem to see it too.

Cannot wait for next year’s heritage fest event! =)

Wanna have thicker lashes with regeneration care at the same time? Now you can, with Lancome Hypnose Precious Cells!

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Also, stand a chance to win $300 worth of Lancome products by taking part in “Confessions of Mascara Addicts” contest. Visit the site at: http://lancomesg.com/jul2011/confessions.php for more details.

Another Home Music Video (A Parody produced by SINdie)

It is produced by SINdie (http://sindieonly.blogspot.com) to celebrate Singapore’s National Day in a different way. Check out SINdie for behind-the-scenes photos and footages, as well as the happenings in Singapore films.

I did not know about it until my sister had showed the video to me and felt that it was quite funny. So I just want to share with everyone who is reading my blog.

Chua En Lai is the main singer for the song. You may see some familiar characters and things in the music video too. Such as the bear wearing a Singapore flag on the swimming trunks, En Lai as the army guy who relies on his maid and part of the music video filmed in Republic Polytechnic. As well as Mint Leong acted as Tin Pei Ling in the video and some other familiar faces.

Hope you enjoyed this video. =)

My railway track walking adventures part V

Hi Readers, welcome back to my KTM railway track walking adventures in Singapore part V. This part of the blog will be between the 2 truss bridges (from Bukit Timah Road  till Upper Bukit Timah road near The Rail Mall). Only left with Last few days for the public to visit this 3km long track till end of July 2011.

The Truss bridge located at Bukit Timah area is located near King Albert Park and the old Yeo Hiap Seng Factory site (located near Rifle Range Road but the developer will be building condo at the old Yeo Hiap Seng Factory site).

Please do not vandalise the bridges when you walk past it.

Why 1871? Can anyone tell me more about it? Was the bridge built in the year 1871?

toilets!

Can visit the portable toilets along the way at Rifle Range Road Area.

Why 75km/J? Does it got to do with the train speed as the truss bridge and Bukit Timah train station is nearby?

Now under the flyovers near Jalan Anak Bukit area and PIE and heading towards Upper Bukit Timah Road area.

Tracks along Upper Bukit Timah Area… Heading to Hindhede road soon.

Approaching on the top of the Hindhede Road. It is quite near Bukit Timah Nature Reserve Visitor Center.

1868. This may be built earlier than the truss bridge at Bukit Timah Road. Hindhede Road is seen below.

That is the road that is leading towards Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Look out for special guests along the way when you reach Hindhede area.

Now near the Hindhede Walk area and the nature reserve. Special guests approaching. Please do not feed them at all.

Beautiful Scenery of Upper Bukit Timah Area (Looks like oil painting right? as I used gif to save this picture)

Hello traffic light! Good to see you after a long distance of walking

Yes, they were the special guests that I was telling you all about. Cute right?

So sweet of them. One was helping to scratch salt from another monkey’s  body.

Still not reaching the other truss bridge at the Rail Mall area yet. About 2 more KM to go… (there’s still a long long way to go – felt like singing We will get there by Stefanie Sun)

Still not there yet but there was a bridge while walking towards the Rail Mall.

Still not yet reaching the Rail Mall area.

Approaching the Rail Mall and the next Truss Bridge along the Rail Mall.

They just built those steps in early July for people to enter/exit the train tracks

1861 on the structure of this truss bridge along the Rail Mall. Please do not vandalise the beauty of the bridge.

So do exercise with caution while walking on the truss bridge.

Truss bridge near the Rail Mall

It was getting late as it was 6.30pm so I ended my Jul 9  journey on the track at the Rail mall. My next part of the journey started from the Rail Mall till Kranji Road but I did not have the time to go further off to the mangrove regions of the railway tracks from Kranji Road till the cut off point before approaching the Woodlands Train Checkpoint.

For the other parts of the railway tracks, please feel free to read up the links below:

1. My KTM railway tracks walking adventures in Singapore part I (Summary of my journey)

2. My KTM railway tracks walking adventures in Singapore part II (from Silat Avenue near Spooner Road Depot to Alexandra Hospital)

3. My KTM Railway track walking adventures in Singapore part III (from Alexandra Hospital to Buona Vista)

4. My KTM Railway track walking adventures in Singapore part IV (from Buona Vista to Bukit Timah Station)

5. My KTM Railway track walking adventures in Singapore part VI (from the Iron Truss Bridge near the Rail Mall to the 2nd Crossing near Ten Mile Junction)

6. My KTM Railway track walking adventures in Singapore part VII (from Ten Mile Junction to level crossing at Sungei Kadut road)

Stay tune for more updates on my adventures on KTM railway tracks in Singapore!

Simply write about what inspires you in Dell Blog

Simply write about what inspires you in Dell Blog.

What really inspires me is to motivate people on my blog by sharing interesting information and nice songs. We cannot always ranting sad things that is happening in our lives but live really has to move on. We have to be strong & we will grow stronger and stronger each day. We will grow to be a better person.

I hope through my blog, I will be able to inspire my reader to think positive and sometimes, do listen to some of the great songs (I posted on my blog) that will spark up your life and motivate you. Come & sing along with those songs and you will feel much better. Do listen to them, by visit https://alwaysblend.wordpress.com/tag/music/

Thank you for reading my blog post!

Why are reality TV shows so popular?

Why are reality TV shows so popular? What reality TV shows do  you watch? I know US do produce quite a lot of reality shows and I do watch some of the US reality shows in Singapore. Such as Survivor, The Amazing Race, American Idol and The Apprentice.

I tend to watch Survivor and The Amazing Race more than other shows and found out that people tend to join those show because of US$1 million prize (and the cash prize will be taxed). Some people just want to get the feel of the experience of playing the game or race around the world while some wants the attractive prize money. Some people wants to show their talents.

For people who watched reality TV show, because the show is so real and shows the real side of human. Some just want to enjoy watching talents performing on the show. The amazing race is traveling around the world. So people just want to either support the team they like or see the beautiful scenery.

Some people just want to get some fame on TV. Thus quite a lot of people joined reality TV shows are so popular.

That’s why reality TV shows are so popular.