Wednesday, August 28, 2013

DISNEY "Say it with Planes" - A dream can come true if you believe in it.

Was walking along the corridors of Douby Gaut from Purple to red line and the Disney PLANES came into view. Produced by Disney Toon Studios.

Always liked Disney shows since young as it always has a meaning behind everything said or portrayed and the conclusion of the story always encourages me.

For Planes, it about the journey of an amateur pilot, Dusty, who eventually had his dream come true - competing in the most exciting round-the-world air race in history- after many trials and betrayals from competitors;friends, for he stayed true to himself.

In this story, we will get to see many different character persona which is a reflection of society/community we live in - yet determination perseveres as long as you believe in yourself, in your dream.

“Disney’s Planes” takes off in Singapore cinemas on Sep. 5, 2013.

While waiting patiently for the premiere of this movie, Here's what you can do :) Join me up in Disney's "Say It With Planes" Contest to get up to the sky and pursue that very dream of yours or inspire someone else to his/her dreams !

Contest Details
1. Go to Disney's Say It With Planes Facebook Page
2. Like the Disney's FanPage and gain access to Disney's Say It With Planes Contest.
3. Pick your favourite character. I think most people will choose Dusty.
4. Lastly, write a message to your friends and family to get to the movie theater for a Planes Experience.

Oh before I forget, 10 lucky winners of this contest will win some prizes!

Remember to catch “Disney’s Planes” in Singapore cinemas this 5 September 2013!

 For more updates, like the Official Walt Disney Studios Singapore Facebook Page, follow@disneystudiosSG and subscribe to the Official Disney Studios Singapore YouTube Channel!”



I still remembered my first blogging event was for ECO MUSIC Challenge. So many years have passed by.I was very impressed by the participants. Year by year. Its so wonderful to see people using their talent to express their care for the environment and community.

Organised by the National Environment Agency (NEA), the Eco Music Challenge allows passionate musicians to showcase their musical talent and express their appreciation for our beautiful environment.Main idea to inspire others towards a cleaner, greener Singapore with  music!

All you have to do is to submit an original song and you could get the chance to win cash prizes and be part of an exclusive album! Finalists will also be mentored by professionals like Dick Lee, Clement Chow, Shimona Kee and more.

 In addition, the winning song will become the official Clean and Green Singapore theme song for 2014, and the winner will get to perform at the Clean & Green Carnival on 26th October 2013.

This year a thought crossed my mind and I  was inspired to do up a song too!
There has been so many things happening around the world - Haze, earthquakes etc and its probably time to play my part in spreading awareness using this medium.

And the great thing is : they EXTENDED the dateline to 8th September 2013 ( so there's a few more days to brainstorm) . Register here!

So now I just have to get my throats warmed up, poetic feelings and most important be reminded of what the earth has done for us and what can we do for the earth.

I reviewed the NEA Go green tips and picked out the few tips that I felt strongly about
- Switch off appliances at power socket
- Bring your own bag
- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
- Go for green transport - e.g. cycling

Here's my thoughts before I make them into a possible song
I have traveled around the world. Faced with bad haze that makes your eyes tear. Faced with sandstorms that makes your throat hurt. Faced with fearful people who never know when the next earthquake may come that will end their lives. Yet all these , some say, may be beyond our control. However there is lots we can do as an individual.
In the office, use the one-sided used papers for lesser important print-outs, off the light during lunch hours when few people are in, turn down the screen brightness if possible for it saves energy, install low flush toilet bowls, install low flow shower heads, bring your own lunchbox so there's lesser wastage on the Styrofoam packaging, have the bins that allow separation of recyclable items and non-recycle items and more.

At home, switch off the lights when not in use or when its still bright outside, use the fan rather than the air-con ( come on! In Singapore, its possible!), when washing items, wash it in a pail rather than run it under running water, Plastic bag to be reuse at every possible moment, buy items in bulk so you can save on packaging and more.
During leisure time, cycle to places rather than drive. Or sit the public transport. Plant a tree in your back garden if you have one otherwise join your community in doing so. Most importantly, remind people to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Gandhi wisely said, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." That's certainly true when it comes to saving the environment, and each of us has an individual responsibility to make the changes and decisions that will benefit the natural world around us. But even our most concerted efforts will have a minimal impact if we're the only ones making them, or even if we're part of a small group making such environmental choices. The power in the steps on this list comes from getting everyone to take them together. After doing all the other things mentioned here -- cutting energy consumption, conserving water, driving less and everything else -- the most important thing is to be bold and vocal about encouraging others to do the same. The environment won't be saved by a handful of activists or even by a collection of powerful world leaders. It will be saved by the collective action of mankind. So play your part by taking the first nine steps and then asking everyone you know to join you. You never know … you might just end up being one of the heroes that help save our environment.

Rather than just thinking that you are saving the environment, IMAGINE the lives you would be saving all around the world.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Disturbed by world issues

I am still so disturbed.
With the recent abduction and rape cases, I am horrified by how messed up the world is. What is going through the minds of these people?

Making it worse, someone told me about Junko Furuta Murder and I watched it on You Tube.
Made my head swirl.
Also made me more cautious these days when bagpacking.

Junko Furuta (古田 順子 Furuta Junko, November 22, 1972 – January 4, 1989) was a 16-year-old Japanese high school student who was abducted, tortured, and raped for 40 days before being murdered in the late 1980s.

On November 25, 1988, four boys, including a 17-year-old whose name was Jō and was later given the surname Kamisaku ,abducted and held Furuta, a third-year high school student from Misato, Saitama Prefecture, for 40 days. They kept her captive in the house owned by the parents of Kamisaku, in the Ayase district of Adachi, Tokyo. She was a student at Yashio-Minami High School, and she was a stranger to her assailants. In order to avoid any concern over her abduction the perpetrators forced Furuta to call her parents and tell them that she would be staying at a friend’s house for a while. (Its amazing how during the conversation, she manage to hold her calm)

During her captivity Furuta endured regular beatings, repeated rape, rape with objects (including heated light bulbs inserted into her vagina), burning with cigarettes, having weights dropped on her body, having firecrackers inserted into her mouth, ears, and anus (which were then lit and exploded), having one of her nipples torn off with pliers, starvation, being forced to drink her own urine, being forced to eat cockroaches, and having her fingernails torn off. She was also hung from the ceiling and used as a human punching bag. In one incident her captors set her legs on fire as a punishment for trying to use the phone to call for help. On January 4, 1989 using one of the boys’ loss at mahjong as a pretext, Furuta was beaten so severely that she suffered convulsions. Furuta then died only a few hours after she was set on fire for the second time. The parents of the boy whose house it was were present at least part of the time Furuta was held captive, yet they did not intervene, later claiming that they feared their son too much to do so.

There was also a scene where the mother of the boy helped her escape out of the house. Yet unlucky as she is, she met with the perpetrators during the escape.

Truly disturbed.What is the world coming to?

Sunday, August 18, 2013

We will dance - Singapore very first 10-hour dance marathon for charity

Last Saturday 17th August 2013, decided to join in for this event at honglim park for a good cause in Singapore.
- dancing and connecting with the community to support the cause that you want to. 
They managed to raise $12,797.11 in all! 
This was Singapore 1st fundraising dance marathon that allows participants of all ages to have fun while learning from instructors on the stage. 

To participate, I registered online. 
1. Choose how I would challenge myself ( there were 3 categories  ten hour dance maniac in red; six hour dance survivor in yellow and open category dance challenger in green) 

I signed up in the green category- open challenger. 
2. Then one can choose the cause you want to support. I love this! Because it opened my eyes to other beneficiaries that I did not know of through it's explanation when you click through the list of cause. ( it's so wonderful to know there's quite abit of help in the community by many individuals and organizations - thanks for making the world a better place to live in) 

And on the day itself, dance! Dance! Dance!

And in between while resting, there were performances from all age groups. These young children were adorable! 
And off we started! 

2pm - street jazz
3pm - bokwa fitness
4pm- hip hop
5pm - zumba

There was also kpop but I had something on and had to leave.

Had such a great time. And could also contribute to a cause. Great organization. 
And yeah! Even it rained. The energy was amazing. Everyone continued dancing in the rain. And guess what. It even attracted spiderman to join in. (haha)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Noise exhibition 2013

Much thanks to Jessie, we got invitation to noise showcase 2013.A lover of art and innovation-I literally jumped at this chance.nodded my head enthusiastically for this event opportunity. And boy was I not disappointed. Singapore indeed has such talents! 

Noise singapore mission is to provide an avenue and also bring more awareness to the creative talent- in art, music and production- of young Singaporeans aged 35 and below.
Just like the sports scene, I'm always heartened to hear that something is done for the community of talents we have and i think awareness to the public is the most effective way for more funds to flow in to support the cause. 

Here's a few of the art showcase that I loved! 

I like how it captures that vulnerability through its expression, it's body language and it's veil. 

Are Singaporeans truly people-made? Why are we trained to be like this from young but when older forced to think out of the box and explore possibilities? And speaking to many of my peers, many question who am I? At work. At home. In public. Do we hide behind masks to be who others want us to be? 
Reminded me of child abuse. Sick perpetrators we always say. But have we at times do this to our maids? Sit them at a table separate from ours? Work them hard because a salary is being given? 
What's beauty? Every girls dream is to be a model - of what beauty is perceived. But don't forget! Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and confidence is the true beauty. Love yourself and others will love you as you are. 
We all want our children to be a mold of greatness and goodness. Have you Realised they might be suffocated from expectations and from pressure?
Find me. 
Eyes is the window to your soul. What more to say? 
I like to be fruity. I love such fashion like shots. It creates such an interesting feel. 
Plastic love. Recycle. A new identity. 
Love dance forms. The pointed toes. The stretch of the arms. The angle. The lightness and the jump. 
Falling. Help me. All they need is support. Someone to hold them and tell them it's all okay. 
Soloist. Individual. Loneliness that brings comfort. I feel like that sometimes. Rather be surrounded by truth rather than crowd.
Uncertainty principle. Blended and formed. The more you know the more uncertain you are. Be like the children - the ones who are fearless and tries everything and anything. 

For noise 2013, they decided to put art in another form. In cones. Where viewers and art become one in solitude. 

Thank you noise 2013 for opening my eyes to the talents of Singapore and also inspiring me to draw again and continue taking photos to translate messages across. 

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