Philips Sonicare 60 Seconds AirFloss Challenge

A recent survey from Philips has revealed that good teeth and a nice smile are on the top of the agenda for 85 percent of Singaporeans.88 per cent of Singaporeans wish there was a product available that could make brushing more effective for them and 63 percent think that flossing is too time consuming. Sometimes, even I myself, find flossing is too time consuming & my gums bleed while flossing and some areas are very difficult to do flossing.

The Philips Sonicare AirFloss, with its innovative technology, allows for targeted cleaning of your entire mouth in 60 seconds, while using less than one teaspoon of water!

Through the Philips Sonicare 60 Seconds AirFloss Challenge, they would like users to tell them what they think would be easier than flossing with the Philips Sonicare AirFloss – something that they can do in 60 seconds or less that can improve their health like the AirFloss can!

So how will the Philips Sonicare 60 Seconds AirFloss Challenge take place?

Wave 1:
1. People submit their challenges of things they can do in 60 seconds or less to improve their health!
2.10 lucky finalists will be chosen based on votes & internal judging criteria

Wave 2:
1. The 10 finalists will receive the Philips Sonicare AirFloss & will have to create a video of them fulfilling the challenge the proposed!
2. 1 lucky winner will be picked by the public!

This lucky winner stands a chance to win a 60-second shopping spree at the Philips showroom (in Singapore), where they can walk away with free Philips products!

So will you be that lucky one? Start by submitting your challenge now and get your friends to do so too! Visit http://sg.sharings.cc/flyingtazos55/share/PhilipsOHC to find out more details for the product and how to join the Philips Sonicare 60 seconds Airfloss challenge!

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Shine Youth Festival 2013 Opening ceremony on 29 June 2013

 

The yearly Shine Youth Festival is back again from 29 June to 28 July 2013! This year theme is #Freeyouryou and it’s filled up with events organize by the youths for the youths.

So What is #freeyouryou? Dream. Voice. Act. Yes, all youths have their dreams and hope that they can voice out their aspirations and act it out. We have different dreams and different talents and we need not need to be afraid that we cannot achieve it, so that we can turn the negativity into positivity thoughts. Life should be filled up with hope. So that we can make the world a better place. Don’t you think so?

Well despite of the slight haze condition (it was worse during 17 to 22 June 2013) and some of the outdoor activities had been cancelled (eg SHINE in 60 seconds). Thus, most of the activities were held indoors except the most exciting cosmo parade from Scape to 313 Somerset and then back to Scape. I was relieved that I didn’t have to wear a N95 mask or surgery mask out unlike the week before.

At least there’s still energy from the cosmo paraders! #freeyouryou  – haze didn’t dampen their spirits despite the event was smaller scale compared to last year! The participants (cosmo parade) were so excited to wear those cute costumes and march around Orchard Road area. Bravo!

Here’s the programme for the opening festival at Scape.

Mr Lawrence Wong, Acting Minister for Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, was the Guest of Honour for this opening event.

Some glimpses of participants’ costumes during Shine Youth Festival 2013:

The Army Guards…..

Monster during medieval time?

Blue Dragon

Beautiful Cleopatra

Mister Potato!

Does he look familiar on the cans of potato chips found in supermarkets? Mister Potato.

There were other activities around the Scape area too.

Vanguard Card Competition

Japanese Anime Drawing

I don’t think I can draw up to this standard. However, I can sense the artist put in a lot of effort to draw this.

Pika Pika Cafe

Stall selling cosmo parade collectibles

Cajoning

I hope I can learn how to play Cajon. I played percussion drums. Looks fun to me.

Now it’s time for Music for a Cause with 3 local acts.

Host for Music for a Cause 2013

1st Music performance from The Huckleberry Friends

The Huckleberry Friends – Xue Yi and Marcus (Jon was absent as he wasn’t feeling well)

Xue Yi and Marcus from the Huckleberry friends were full of energy to perform despite their groupmate, Jon wasn’t able to come to perform as a trio.

For more info on the Huckleberry friends, please visit:

Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/TheHuckleberryFriends

Youtube videos – www.youtube.com/user/huckleberrysongs

My Space page https://myspace.com/huckleberryfriends‎‎

2nd music performance – Clarence Liew

He wasn’t new to Shine Youth Festival as he performed during last year’s Shine Youth Festival Concert (picture shown below). This year he brought his friend, Benjamin,  to perform along with him, on keyboard.

He sung Maroon 5’s payphone and Sunday Morning, a Malay song called Terima Kasih and some other songs.

For more information about Clarence Liew, please visit:

Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/clarenceliewmusic

Youtube videos – www.youtube.com/user/clarenceliewmusic

Twitter page – https://twitter.com/clareliewmusic

The last music performance – The Sam Willows

This is my 1st time watching them performing live. The Sam Willows are made up of 4 members, 2 siblings – Narelle and Benjamin Kheng, and 2 friends, Jon Chua and Sandra Tang. Their songs are great. I love the last song that they performed. It’s called Glasshouse.

For more information about The Sam Willows, please visit:

Official Website – thesamwillows.com/

Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/TheSamWillows

Youtube videos – www.youtube.com/user/thesamwillows

Twitter – https://twitter.com/theSamWillows

There will be more exciting activities coming up! Such as Singapore Street Festival, Jump Asia, Clans Youth Got Talent, Project Dreamchasers, MP3 Experiment Singapore and many more. Do find some time to take part in some of the events if you are free.

For more information of the events, please visit http://shine.nyc.sg/upcoming-events/

Cannot wait to attend some of the Shine Youth Festival Events in the month of July!

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There’s also some online activities on Shine Youth Festival facebook page for us to join/vote.

1. Pledge to Shine

Have you pledge to shine yet? Visit https://www.facebook.com/SHINEYouth/app_583613508338620 By pledging, it is a good action plan for you to work on towards a positive goal =)! You can post pictures/write your resolutions.

2. Stars of Shine 2013 Voting

There is 18 Nominees for Stars of Shine and I have voted for 1 of the nominees via fb app. Do visit  http://j.mp/starsofshine2013 to vote for the nominees you think they deserve to win. They have contribute to the community in a special way despite of the hardships they experienced. Results will be out before the end of Shine Youth Festival 2013. Whether they win the award or not, they are still winners in our heart and continue to contribute to the community.

Let’s #Freeyouryou & give back to  the community not just during Shine Youth Festival, however, should be on daily basis.

A visit to Sentosa Flowers 2013 蛇年春节花会2013

Print Screen from the official website

Print Screen from the official website

Yes, Sentosa Flowers will be back again in 2013 at Sentosa Island during Chinese New Year period from 9 Feb 2013 to 17 Feb 2013, from 10am to 7pm. This time round, people will need to purchase ticket to view the Sentosa Flowers at Palawan Beach. I made good use of my Islander promo to get 2 tickets at the price of 1 for my mother and I before the online promo ended for the Islanders.

Free entry for people who enter via boardwalk during CNY holidays!

Lucky for those who entered Sentosa via Boardwalk from 10-12 Feb 2013. Free admission. As you know many people enter Sentosa via Sentosa Express and it was as badly congested as 1 of the Harborfront MRT exit on Chinese New Year holiday period (as packed as when you board MRT during peak hours). This is to encourage people to walk. Good exercise for my mother and I.

Reaching RWS at Sentosa Island. 蛇年有什么不同呢?Any difference for the year of the snake?

Resort World Sentosa Singapore looked quite bare at this area this time round.

I never seen that before. Heard that it was unveiled during the grand opening of Resort World Sentosa in Dec 2012 by our Singapore’s Prime Minister – Mr Lee Hsien Loong.

Big golden dragon with 2 snakes (1 at each side)

Red snake 红蛇 (looks evil)

Green snake 青蛇 hissing

新年发大财!Have a prosperous year ahead! Very happy to see so many colourful flowers here. 很高兴可以在这里看到好多不同颜色的花。

For the past few days of the new year, the weather was quite bad as it rains during late mornings or early afternoon time. I had to bring umbrella along as well. 今年的天气不太好,一直下雨。大家一定要带把伞出门哦!

Walking for a distance from RWS to Beach station. Still haven’t reach palawan beach yet to collect my ticket for Sentosa Flowers 2013.

Saw the map of Sentosa Flowers. Useful for my navigation.

After collecting my ticket, I finally reached 1 of the entrances to Sentosa Flowers 2013 event. 终于抵达目的地!

There are a few entrances to Sentosa Flowers 2013 at Palawan Beach. So do not worry if you missed 1 of the entrances. However, you have to show your ticket to get entry to the event for an exchange of wrist band.

Entrance! 入口处

The Giant Floral Carpet. (Sorry that my photo wasn’t well taken for that)

The spiral area.

The kid was sitting on top of a snake.

Have you heard of the story of Nuwa女娲补天?  Heard Nuwa 女娲 is known as a Snake goddess.

Welcome to the pirate cove! Aye captain!

Why the 2 snakes are sharing drinks together? 1 male & 1 female snake with a heart background behind. Hmm…. Valentine’s day is coming soon and it falls during the Chinese New Year period. No wonder… 今年农历正月初五是西方的情人节。难怪啦!

Caterpillar…..

Becoming a butterfly. ..

I love rabbits.

Spring of art for snake. Reminds me of Africaan style art.

I think some of us may know that Sentosa do have a golden snake called Lucy. Do catch her special appearance during selected timing – 11am, 2pm and 4pm at the Animal Encounters.

This is how she looks like.

Reminds me of going to Africaan style house…

Playground treehouse

Playground treehouse?

Ready to play Snakes and Ladders during the year of snake? 蛇年玩和蛇有关的板上游戏?

At Arid Garden…

Spiral pattern. Does snake like to be in that shape?

Snake gourd (Serpent gourd)

Now heading to one of the exhibit across the bridge. Went during the high tide period.. My feet was soaking wet after crossing the bridge. Guess it is best not to cross the bridge during high tide and when there’s so many people crossing the bridge. My mum had to take off her sandals instead.

The best is not to have so many people to cross the bridge at the same time. We are exerting quite a lot of pressure and weight on the wooden boards and I fear that the ropes may snapped off if too much weight is being exerted and creates a lot of tension (for the ropes) for supporting our weights.

Sunflowers

finally reached the southernmost point of Continental Asia after crossing the bridge. 巴拉湾岛 Pulau Palawan with the sight of Sunflowers!

Slipper

Summer of love with sunflowers…

Returned back to Sentosa Island…

Ultra long snake which is made up of sand and beautifully colored.

Close up of the red ‘snake’

Now it’s the tales of the snake… Enjoy the pictorals.

The farmer and the snake

The farmer and his children

The goose who laid golden eggs…

Garden of plants along the way…

The grasshopper and the ant

The peacok and the crane. Feathers of the peacock are made up of real feathers.

The mouse

Ready for a flower pose?

Autumn colours….

Different types of pumpkins… Wow!

Pumpkin carriage

Does it remind you of Cinerella story? The pumpkin carriage but not with the squirrel.

Colourful Snowflakes!

Welcome to Tree of Life…

Not a nice shot taken for this.

Tivoli Garden. Tivoli Garden is famous amusement park and pleasure garden in Copenhagen, Denmark. However, do note that this is not the real Tivoli garden.

Looking forward for more exciting features for the next Sentosa Flowers 2013.

For more details, please visit http://flowers.sentosa.com.sg/index.aspx. 17 Feb 2013 will be the last day of visit to Sentosa Flowers 2013 at Palawan Beach.

Advertisement: Hong Kong Disneyland – Grizzly Gulch

Disneyland, where magical moments happen every day! Be it a child or an old grandpa, everyone loves Disney land and finds joy in the time spent in the theme park.

This coming July Hong Kong Disneyland is bringing in new exclusive theme lands to add on to all the fun! 

Grizzly Gulch is an upcoming themed land set to open at Hong Kong Disneyland, this will be a World Exclusive only for Hong Kong, so you won’t be able to find this in any other Disneyland’s around the world in USA, France and Japan! 

Remember the familiar phrase “To infinity & Beyond!” from Buzz lightyear? Now you can experience the magic at The Asia Exclusive Toy Storyland which opened last November!

Bring out the child at heart and set sail to enjoy the new theme rides and just bask in Disneyland’s magic today!

我知道好好玩哦!Enjoy & be young at heart! Welcome to HK disneyland!

Video: Nature by Numbers

Saw this wonderful video called nature by numbers. Have you heard of golden ratio (1.618…) or fibonacci numbers? Fibonacci numbers starts with 0 & 1 and followed by a sum of 2 previous numbers.

Fibonacci series: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144 ……..

Difficult to remember all right? I remembered I did programming for fibonacci series.

Golden ratio defines the beautiful features on the spiral design on seashells and helix pattern on the sunflower. So as photographs. Hope you will enjoy the video.

music also related to golden ratio? Isn’t it amazing?

 

Sentosa Flowers 2012 event

Sorry for my late post as I was busy with my projects and studies then.

This year’s my 6th time going to Sentosa Flowers/Lights event during Chinese New Year period. People could even visit the Sentosa Flowers at Mount Faber area. However, due to my time schedule, I did not have the time to visit Mount Faber to visit the Sentosa Flower exhibits there. This also marked my dad’s last visit to Sentosa before he passed away early this year.

Again, I started my journey from Sentosa Boardwalk at Vivocity with my parents by walking with them. It’s good to start early morning walk as the weather was cool then.

Of course, walking is good for your health while you get to see beautiful scenery.

Approaching Sentosa soon…

Now at Resorts World Sentosa. Can’t you feel the Chinese New Year Spirit while seeing those flowers?

Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium

Walked past Maritime Experiential Museum and Aquarium. Hope to visit  this place 1 day when I am free.

Universal Studios, Singapore

Walked past Universal Studios, Singapore. Went there twice and hope to visit there again as I did not visit the newer attractions such as Transformers, Madagascar then.

Dragon

The main lead of Sentosa Flowers – Dragon

Isn’t it look great from far? Yes, this year’s Sentosa Flowers will be more on Dragons than other Zodiacs. Haha. Although I am not born in the year of the Dragon, but the dragons looked very cute.

RWS - Dragon

RWS – Dragon

Took a photo of RWS logo with the 2 dragons and my mother.

Dragon with Chinese lanterns

It was not easy to make a big dragon with so many Chinese Lanterns.

Dragon

Pink Dragon

Flowers were used to make dragon decoration and placed along the stairs.

Silver dragon

Silver dragon

2 Dragons

2 Dragons

The Thinker

Can you think what he is thinking about?

The Thinker statue… He’s thinking deeply. Haha.

Golden Dragon

Golden Dragon

Merlion

Now walking towards Merlion…

What are those kids looking for?

What are those kids looking for?

Every year will have abundance of fishes

Every year will have abundance of fishes

The fishes looked so cute right?

Baby Merlion

Baby Merlion

Isn’t it very cute? Kawaii!

Sentosa – with cute sea creatures decor

Map of Sentosa Flowers 2012

Map of Sentosa Flowers 2012

Here’s the map of all the decors for Sentosa Flowers 2012.

Big Dragon near the water

Big Dragon near the water

This big dragon looked scary. Luckily it doesn’t ‘spit’ out fire like mystical dragons.

画龙点睛Huà Lóng Diǎn Jīng, to add eyes to the picture of a dragon

画龙点睛Huà Lóng Diǎn Jīng, to add eyes to the picture of a dragon

画龙点睛. There’s an inkpad but where’s the brush to add the eyes to the dragon? Anyway, I was in Sentosa quite early to avoid the crowd and hot weather.

Birds

Birds

Eggs?

Eggs?

Why were there eggs? Any thing will be cracking soon? Are eggs related to dragon? Let me think…

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Now I know why. Dinosaurs are hatched from eggs. Dinosaurs are known as 恐龙 (Kong Long) in Chinese. 恐竜 (Japanese). It means scary lizard. Because of the chinese character 龙 and this year is a year of 龙 (dragon). Thus, there was a dinosaur decoration then.

Reminded me of Power Rangers for the blue ranger. Haha.

Dragon in the sand?

Dragon in the sand? 祥龍亭

Did not expect that Dragon can be shaped using sand. Something like sandcastle. I think quite a lot of effort is needed to keep the sand in shape so that the wind won’t blow them away.

Heart

Guess Valentine Day was coming soon then? Haha.

2 dragons lover

Tea Journey

Tea Journey

Welcome to Tea Journey! Do you like to drink tea?

For Smelling tea leaves? Any Long Jing 龙井 or notNo wonder tea is also related to the year of Dragon. Because of  Long Jing 龙井 tea. Long Jing tea’s quite famous.

Teapot & teacups

Teapot & teacups

Look at the design of the teapot. Dragon motif. Haha.

Tea Plantation area

Tea Plantation area

Planting and growing tea leaves are not so easy from how it looks….

Wok & equipments for tea leaves?

Mini-statues on how tea was made

Mini-statues on how tea was made & tasted

Don’t they look real to you?

Complete tea set

Complete tea set

Area for resting

Area for resting

It’s a pity that there’s no tea for tasting. Can’t practise what I learn from sado  茶 道 (tea ceremony or way of drinking tea).

Butterfly and bird flying…

Music note

Music note 1

Reminded me of my music lessons.

Music note 2

Music note 2

However, no chinese new year song was played while walking along with the notes. If not, it will be fun.

Music note 3

Music note 3

Cello

Cello

Too bad I cannot play a cello. Well, it is not that easy to master how to play those instruments. I did found it difficult to play guitar and recorder within the 1st attempt.

What is the green thing with peacock feather in the picture?

Dragon Fruit

龙珠果 Dragon Fruit (known as pitaya)

Since this year is the year of the dragon, there is fruit that is known as Dragon fruit 龙珠果. Very nice to eat as my mum bought that quite regularly. I heard it is quite good for our skin and body. I also went to Dragon fruit farm in Singapore (around Kranji area) too.

Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit

Orchids

Orchids

There were orchids on display as well. I remembered there were quite a lot of orchids during the 2007 Sentosa Flowers event too.

Aren’t they cute? With the magic wand to bloom those beautiful flowers. Wow!

Dragonfly

Dragonfly 蜻蜓

Yes. There’s dragonfly蜻蜓. (Dragon-fly) since it is the year of dragon. Although the chinese character does not have 龙.

Dragonflies

Dragonflies 蜻蜓

Dragonfly

Dragonfly

Ohhhh…… Where were we heading now?

Oh. It’s under the sea…. Under the sea. I felt like singing “Under the sea” song  or Beyond the sea  (sung by Robbie Williams) for the Finding Nemo movie. Wait a second. Did I mention about Nemo? Where’s Nemo? Oh dear. Nemo’s lost and we had to find Nemo.

Jellyfish

Jellyfish

Jellyfish. Of course, I did saw real jellyfishes in my life during my sailing trip 6 years ago. The real ones I seen in my life were small and tiny. Luckily, I was not bitten by those jellyfishes.

Seahorse

Seahorse

Seahorse is quite a unique animal. Don’t you think so? The head does look like a real horse. Male seahorses carry the eggs deposited by the female seahorses and ‘give birth’ to baby seahorses.

Is Nemo hidden inside?

Still finding Nemo.

Crab

Crab

The crab’s waving to all of us.

What is this?

What’s this fish? No resemblance to Nemo.

Clownfish

Clownfish

This fish looked very familiar? Nemo? Oh found it. That’s great.

Glad it’s fine after we found it. Well this marked the end of the Sentosa Journey for me for Sentosa Flowers 2012.

The weather was so hot after a long walk then. So it’s best to go there either during the morning time or weekdays to take good pictures of the decorations.

I am looking forward for more exciting Sentosa Flowers related events during Chinese New Year! Visit flowers.sentosa.com.sg/

Anyway, Sentosa is having its 40th Anniversary Celebration this year from now till Sept 2012. There are indeed many changes to Sentosa for the past 40 years. From Musical Fountain and Fantasy Island to Resort World Sentosa and Ifly, what other new changes will be coming up? Visit http://www.sentosa40.com/ on Sentosa 40 years for more information! Have FUN!

WWF Singapore – OceanWorld screening at East Coast Park on 9 June 2012

Oceanworld

Image taken from http://www.wwf.sg/what_we_do/save_our_seas/celebrate_our_world_s_oceans/

WWF Singapore invites you to join us for the first public screening of OCEANWORLD! WWF want to share the beauty of our oceans so that more people will be inspired to take action to save our seas.

Date: Saturday 9 June 2012
Time: 6.30PM (Screening starts at 7.30PM)
Venue: East Coast Park, Dalbergia Green (click here for map)
How to get there:

  • Nearest MRT stations are Eunos, Kembangan and Bedok
  • Bus Service 401 from Bedok to East Coast Park Service Road. Services 16, 13, 196 to Marine Crescent or Marine Terrace and walk across the underpasses or overhead bridge. Services 15, 31, 36, 55, 76, 135, 196, 197 and 853 to Marine Parade Road (near Tao Nan School or the police post at Marine Parade Road).
  • Nearest carparks are C4 and D1.

It’s the weekends, so come along with your family members and friends. Come early to get a good spot and to check out the WWF booths to learn more about our marine conservation programme. Bring a picnic basket and mat to enjoy the sea breeze and sunset.

Make your picnic an ocean-friendly one. Make sure any seafood you bring is sustainable – here’s WWF Singapore Seafood Guide to help you along.

The event is free for all to attend.

Here’s the trailer of the movie:

Is not it beautiful? Hope you enjoy it.