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Beerfest Asia 2011

Beerfest Asia 2011

Beerfest Asia 2011

It’s that time of the year to be jolly over beers – Beerfest Asia 2011 from 16th to 19th June 2011!

Same as last year, I purchased the “1-Day OCBC Exclusive Pass” for 19th June 2011, which I paid with OCBC credit card for S$15 each. It seems that the prices went up from S$12 last year. For last year coverage, please go to “Beerfest Asia 2010“. The reason that I chose to come on the last day is because there is less crowd and lots of promotions such as 1-for-1, price slash, bulk pricing, etc. Found out that it’s better from Beerfest Asia 2010 experience.

Beerfest Asia 2011

Performance on stage: All Star Beatles Tribute! This gig got lots of people doing the boogie!

Beerfest Asia 2011

Storm Beer – one of our favorite beer! Brewed in Bali but I didn’t managed to drink it during my trip to Bali in 2010.

Beerfest Asia 2011

Food and snacks are available too! But this time round, we didn’t eat any as we had an early dinner before going to Beerfest Asia 2011.

Beerfest Asia 2011

As each ticket comes with 2 free beers, the first one I went to exchange for Kronenbourg 1664. You can’t exchange any beers you want as there are fixed stations where free beers can be redeem. I rather Beerfest Asia give us the choice to redeem whether we want or just shave off the free beers pricing and introduce entrance tickets only.

Beerfest Asia 2011

We hang out at the open area nearer to Marina Bay most of the time as inside the tent was pretty noisy (loud music) and warm!

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You can also admire the scenery while having your beer!

Beerfest Asia 2011

Free beer exchange – Jaz Lychee Beer. It’s a new lychee flavored beer which was recently launched only. Seems to be great for beginners or ladies!

Beerfest Asia 2011

Free beer exchange – Archipelago Summer Ale. Wanted to have Archipelago Belgium Wit but was sold out.

Beerfest Asia 2011

Scouting around to redeem for our next free drink… Magner’s

Beerfest Asia 2011

Harry’s at Beerfest Asia 2011.

Beerfest Asia 2011

Free beer exchange – Magner’s Irish Cider.

Beerfest Asia 2011

Singapore Flyer from Beerfest Asia 2011.

Beerfest Asia 2011

Another area where we hang out most of the time, it’s near to the entrance and also not so crowded. Only standing tables available!

Beerfest Asia 2011

Storm Beer Golden Ale – How can we not have this when we’re here? 😛

Beerfest Asia 2011

Schneider Weisse – I saw that it was a wheat beer and decided to have a try. Verdict – it’s definetly one of better wheat beers!

This year, I didn’t drink as much as I was suffering from serious gastric pain since a week ago from Beerfest Asia 2011. I didn’t want any relapse so took it easy on the beers but my impression is that Beerfest Asia 2011 beer makers are not as much as Beerfest Asia 2010. The selection is much lesser (so are the eye candies :P) – I might be wrong as I wasn’t given a handbook probably due to my late arrival (7pm). Seating area in the tentage was also significantly reduced as a large part was taken up by some Singtel bar or whatever – it was sort of fenced up and seems to be just for their customers (which is not many!). There was also a noticeable stink in the tent area, think many people vomited over the last few days. Haha!

Maybe it’s my form (not good), even photos I took this year is not as good!

Anyway, let’s see forward to how Beerfest Asia 2012 will turn out. My attendance is still confirmed!

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i Light Marina Bay

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Passed by Esplanade and happened to see “i Light Marina Bay” ( 照亮滨海湾), – Asia’s First Sustainable Light Art Festival, which is held from 15th October to 7th November 2010 from 7.30pm onwards to midnight. The entry is free and there are 26 light artworks along 3.5km of Marina Bay. I only checked out a few and the above is exhibit 13 – Jellight by Pascal Petitjean & Aamer Taher (Singapore).

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Exhibit 12 – Animal Tree by Pitupong Chaowakul (Thailand). If you look closely, the lamp actually consists of orange teddy bears!

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Night scene of Esplanade Bridge with the skyscrapers in the background.

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Exhibit 11 – Touch. Do Not Please The Work Of Art by Michael Lee (Singapore) & Cornelia Erdmann (Hong Kong). Strong lights are shone frequently at the glow-in-the-dark text.

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This will be what you can see after the lights are off – Touch. Do Not Please The Work Of Art.

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From the Esplanade Bridge, scene of Esplanade and surrounding buildings.

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Exhibit 9 – Flora Magica by Studio KYbra (Australia & Germany).

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Exhibit 7 – The Whirlpool by Martin Klaasen, Shane Richardson and Pascal Petitjean (Singapore & Australia).

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Exhibit 8 – The Living! Project by Sun Yu Li, Allan Lim, Kenny Eng (Singapore). One of my personal favorites!

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Look closely – it’s made from Starbucks used plastic cups!

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And also used mineral water bottles, which is made into fan-like shape and it spins when the wind blows!

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Exhibit 6 – C/Ɔ by Angela Chong (Singapore). I love this!

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It’s actually a functional seating area made from acrylic!

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The seat changes colors too! Nice!

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Exhibit 5 – Singapora-Flora by Warren Langley (Australia).

I didn’t finish visiting the whole of the light artworks at Marina Bay, think I only went through a few. For those interested, you may want to visit “i Light Marina Bay” webby to find out the suggested walk routes. If you can take some time to leisurely walk 3.5 km around Marina Bay, you will be able to complete the 26 light artworks. It’s getting late and I going home! 😛

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Singapore Food Festival 2010

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The yearly Singapore Food Festival (first started in 1994) is back again and this time featuring the culinary cultures behind different Singapore Chinese dialects. From 16th to 24th July 2010 (4pm to 11pm), Clarke Quay Reed Bridge is transformed into Clarke Quay Food Street where you can enjoy and savour many unique flavours! For more information on other programs on Singapore Food Festival 2010, please head off to http://singaporefoodfestival.com.sg/.

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There are more than 30 famous restaurants and hawkers available for your selection. Payment of the food is done via Singapore Food Festival Souvenir Card(Kopitiam Card).

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Fortune Food Popiah is having a long queue. Uncle is wondering whether he should eat the popiah as there are so many food available! 😛

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Another stall selling Pork & Bun. I didn’t get to try any of the food as I already had lunch and it wasn’t time for dinner yet but I am keeping it in mind to come back again before 24th July 2010. If you are interested in the price and food available, please visit “Local delights by famous hawkers and eateries at Food Street (Source: Soshiok)“. Please do visit Singapore Food Festival 2010! For tourists, you may want to check out deals on Singapore Hotels too!

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Beerfest Asia 2010

Beerfest Asia 2010

Beerfest Asia 2010

20th June 2010 (Sunday) marks the day that I attended Beerfest Asia 2010. I wanted to get tickets for 19th June 2010 (Saturday) so that I can hang around later but it was already sold out. The event was held at Marina Promenade (F1 tracks behind Singapore Flyer).

Beerfest Asia 2010

Beerfest Asia 2010 is starting at 6pm and there was already a queue waiting to go in at around 5.50pm. This is the second year that Beerfest Asia is running and offer the opportunities to sample over 250 kinds of beers!

Beerfest Asia 2010

Collected my “1-Day OCBC Exclusive” tickets which I paid in-advance with OCBC credit card for S$12 each.

Beerfest Asia 2010

The “1-Day OCBC Exclusive” ticket comes with 2 redeemable beer. I had initially thought that we can choose the 2 beers that we wanted but at the entrance, we were given a redeemed beer each and another beer token (black) to redeem the other beer of choice in the event. The redeemed beer didn’t come with any label as it must have peeled off while in the ice bath. I had a peek at other attendees’ bottle and it’s actually “Super Bock“. My partner finds it up to her liking!

Beerfest Asia 2010

Sol beer, imported bottled beer from Mexico.

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Jaz Beer and Starker from Malaysia. Starker won the gold at Asia Beer Awards for wheat beer category. Wheat beer is my top favorite and I didn’t managed to try Starker… 🙁

Wheat Beer (Source)
Gold: Starker Aromatic Wheat Beer, Starker Brewery, Napex
Silver: Brewerkz Wheat Beer, Brewerkz, Brewerkz
Bronze: Pump Room Wheat Beer, The Pump Room

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Dead Frog Brewery from Cananda and Storm Brewery from Indonesia. Had a chat with the folks at Storm Brewery and he mentioned that the crowd on Saturday night was packed to the brim! Hmmm..I’m glad that I came on a Sunday… self consolation… hahaha

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Sabeco from Vietnam which carries Beer 333, Saigon Export and Saigon Special. I had lots of them during my trip to Vietnam!

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Brewerkz Restaurant & Microbrewery – winner of “Outstanding South East Asian Microbrewery Award”. (Source)

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6 Drunk Men – featuring Fosters, Pure Blonde, Red Rock Lager, Victoria Bitter, Magners Cider, etc.

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Singha beer from Thailand.

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Since the event was held at the F1 tracks behind Singapore Flyer.. there is a showcase of a few F1 cars as well.

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Beerlao from Laos. The banner mentioned “Asia Best Beer” (Voted by Times Magazine). Must find opportunity to try this beer!

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B.I.D carries various beers – James Boags (Australia), Konig (Germany), Warsteiner (Germany), Samuel Adams (USA), etc.

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Went to change for S$30 worth of Beerfest chips. Paid by OCBC card and got 5% off so I paid only S$28.50.

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Food and snacks are available at Beerfest Asia 2010!

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Sausage platter at S$14.

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Outdoor sitting area for dining while you watch World Cup matches at the screen.

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North Taiwan Brewery have some interesting concoction – Honeydew Melon Fruit Beer and Li Chee Fruit Beer.

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König Pilsener from Germany.

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Storm Beer, brewed in Bali. I would love to try the rest of the range (especially Storm Brewing Iron Stout) when I am in Bali next month. 🙂

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Trying our Storm Golden Ale (brewed in Bali). I love it!

Golden Ale (Source)
Gold: Archipelago Summer Ale, Archipelago Brewery, Archipelago Brewery, Singapore
Silver: Storm Golden Ale, Storm Brewing, Storm Brewing
Bronze: Brewerkz Golden Ale, Brewerkz, Brewerkz, Singapore

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Sky is getting darker but the crowd is still starting to pour in.

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Live entertainment at Beerfest Asia 2010. Enjoy fantastic live music while you drink beers!

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Moving out to enjoy the cool breeze…

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Redeemed a Brewerk Golden Ale from Singapore.

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Carlton Pure Blonde, good for ladies who are more weight conscious as it’s low carbohydrate. The beer ambassador mentioned to me that 6 bottles of Pure Blonde is equivalent to a slice of bread. Wow!

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Gold: No Winner
Silver: No Winner
Bronze: Carlton Pure Blonde, Carlton & United Breweries Ltd, 6 Drunk Men

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I left around 9pm to go for dinner but the event actually goes on till 12 midnight. Look at the amount of people still enjoying themselves!

Anyway, Beerfest Asia 2010 is a really great event for beer lovers to have the opportunity to sample different brew and concoction of beer under one roof. It’s also a good event to arrange for a get-together session with friends and enjoy beer! I will be sure to attend the next year’s Beerfest Asia 2010!

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AFA’09 – Anime Festival Asia

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

I attended AFA09 – Anime Festival Asia on 21st Nov 2009, which was held at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre. AFA09 is featuring merchadise, live acts and performances, anime / manga and Japanese popular culture. By the time I reached the exhibition halls, I was already greeted by a very long queue at the ticketing booth. I should have go and get the ticket first before I go for my lunch. 🙁

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

Anyway, regardless of the long queue, I still waited patiently for 45 mins before it was my turn to get the tickets. Adult ticket for one day entry is at S$15 and for weekend pass (2 days) is at S$25. I got the one day pass as I was unable to attend on the second day due to other appointments.

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

Walking to the entrance of the exhibition hall (403 to 404) where there are AFA crew to check on the tickets before letting you in.

AFA'09 - Anime Festival Asia

First stop, Bandai booth for all your Gundam needs!

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Art demonstration at the Imaginary Friends Studios booth.

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Passed by 2 cosplayers where some folks are taking photos. Decided to take as well. 🙂

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CoFesta 2009 booth.

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Karaoke Joysound Wii at Xing booth.

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Moe Moe Kyun Maid Cafe.

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One of the few dollfie that I saw in AFA’09.

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Another dollfie.

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A booth that showcase artwork from various organizations as well as some individual talented artists.

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Ben 10 booth.

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Of course, Power Rangers are around as well. 😛

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Cospa booth, where there have various merchandise on sale.

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Tokyo Figure Show in Singapore – brought to you by Dannychoo.com & Good Smile Company.

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Mirai Suenaga Figma.

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Otacool (Worldwide Otaku Rooms) by Kotobukiya at AFA 09.

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First Regional Cosplay Championship in Asia.

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Two cute girls posing for the many cameras! 🙂

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Replica swords on sale at one of the booth.

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A group of cosplayers in the exhibition halls.

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Live art demonstration at Storm Lion booth.

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2 kawaii girls from Storm Lion handling out free paperbacks to visitors to hold the stuffs and information they have gotten from the exhibitors. Thanks!

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Wow, they sell guns in AFA 09 too! Errm, replica guns …. 😛

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Evangelion branded UCC Coffee at S$3. There was a few designs available but I chose the one with Shinji Ikari and Evangelion Unit 01. ^^;

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Danny Choo special appearance on the stage at 3.30pm, where he spoke about his background, what he does, life in Japan, etc.


Danny Choo, the Tokyo Dance Trooper… in SINGAPORE!!! (Part 1)


Danny Choo, the Tokyo Dance Trooper… in SINGAPORE! (Part 2)

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Danny Choo talking about his Storm Trooper armor maintenance.

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Son Goku (Dragon Ball).

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PG 00 Raiser. Pre-odering available at the Bandai booth at special price.

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Level 1 of Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre taken from Level 3. There seems to be some other events going-on as well.

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At level 3 of the exhibition centre, there are many cosplayers that gathered here for photo taking and is drawing a huge crowd. So of the cosplay photos below for your viewing!

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Code Android & SG-GTUG Oct 09 Meetup

Code Android & SG-GTUG Oct 09 Meetup

Code Android & SG-GTUG Oct 09 Meetup

Yo Guys! On Sat 11am (31st Oct 2009), I made my way to Google Singapore office at Temasek Tower to attend Code Android Singapore meetup. Didn’t park at Temasek Tower as there are hourly charges before 1pm. Instead, I parked at UIC Building which is S$3 per entry for the whole day but have to walk around 5 mins to Temasek Tower. Morning walk is good!

Code Android Singapore is basically a Google Android™ Developers and User Group, where the community can learn about the platform, latest news, reviews and such. In the Code Android Oct 09 meetup, Hongster (Leong Hean Hong) will be talking about “ColorFilter For The Dummies” and Royyuru Avinash on “Monetizing on Android”. I didn’t take much photos during the Code Android session as I was really focusing on the talks (due to the unfamiliarity of Android platform).

Anyway, the above shows the pantry corner of Google Singapore office, where the Google staff can help themselves to the drinks and food. Thanks to Google Singapore that attendees of the Code Android and Singapore Google Technology User Group (SG-GTUG) enjoys the same privileges!

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Fast-forwarded the Code Android session, I continued with Singapore Google Technology User Group (SG-GTUG) Oct 09 meetup, which is held at Google Singapore office as well at 2pm.

Singapore Google Technology User Group, or SG-GTUG for short, is a Singapore-based non-profit developers group to learn, share and know more about Google technologies. The group was started by a group of Google fans and enthusiasts who are interested in using Google’s evolving technologies and APIs.

Today’s topic is “Learn How to Ride the (Google) Wave” which attracted quite a turnout. Also, this is the second meetup session organised by SG-GTUG (more information here).

1:30-2:00pm Registration
2:00-2:10pm Announcements by SG-GTUG
2:10-2:45pm Talk + Demo 1 — Pamela Fox: Google Wave APIs Overview (via VC)
2:45-3:10pm Talk + Demo 2 — Nazrul Kamaruddin: Hello Roboto!
3:10-3.30pm Break for refreshments
3:30-3:55pm Talk + Demo 3 — Lim Chee Aun: Pentago on Wave
3:55-4:20pm Talk + Demo 4 — Shinchi: Video Conferencing with Google Wave!
4:20-4:30pm Upcoming Google Wave Hackathon, SG-GTUG matters, prize giving, Q&A
4:30pm onwards Refreshment & mingle

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Ming from SocialWok setting up the video camera to capture all the talks/presentation for the day. Those who missed this or previous session may want to subscribe to SG-GTUG channel on YouTube so that you can view all the videos uploaded. By the way, Google and SocialWok are the corporate sponsors for SG-GTUG.

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Pamela Fox, Google Developer Relations joining us via video conferencing from Sydney, Australia and speaking on Google Wave APIs overview. It took a while to get the video conferencing running, but after figuring for about 20mins, it was running smoothly and was awesome!

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A short break for refreshments and some snacks. Attendees patiently queuing in-line for their turn. 😛

Code Android & SG-GTUG Oct 09 Meetup

Break-0ut area at Google Singapore office. Well, you can have a game of table tennis here or just relax at a corner! What a nice office!

Code Android & SG-GTUG Oct 09 Meetup

The far-right of the photo leads to Google Singapore employee’s work area, where, of course, we the attendees are prohibited from entering. Well, it will be nice to be brought around, just to have an insight into their work culture and blog about it. 🙂

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More free food and snacks for Google Singapore employees. Just need to watch the intake! 😛

Code Android & SG-GTUG Oct 09 Meetup

I got the above SG-GTUG T-shirt for S$18 in support and contribution to the non-profit SG-GTUG so that we could still continue to have more of this meetup sessions where ideas are shared among the attendees. Moreover, SG-GTUG was started by a group of Google fans and enthusiasts who are interested in using Google’s evolving technologies and APIs. So it will be good if any form of contribution/help can be rendered!

Next session of SG-GTUG will be touching on Google Maps and Google Earth. Please do check back on SG-GTUG webby if you are interested!

Photos on this blog post are taken on Panasonic DMC-LX3K 10.1MP Digital Camera.

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Web Wednesday Singapore 20.0

Web Wednesday Singapore 20.0

Web Wednesday Singapore 20.0

Once again, I attended Web Wednesday Singapore 20.0 last evening (Wed, 28th Oct 09), which was held again at Home Club, the same venue as the previous Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0 (18.0 too!). Today’s speaker is from the local internet scene – Clemen Chiang, ‘Chief Evangelist’ and one of the founders of Cozycot.com, the #1 Women’s Site in Singapore awarded by Hitwise for 3 straight years in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

CozyCot.com features beauty, fashion, gourmet, mom, wedding, reviews and forums. It attracts over 17,000 forum threads, with over 1.6 million postings to date and more than 500,000 visitors per month.

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Clemen Chiang shared with us “The 5 Critical Success Factors for a Women’s Site”.

#1. Secret Agent Double O
#2. Scaling The Cloud
#3. Socialize Networking
#4. Sampling Samples
#5. The Holy Grail

Apologize for the dark photos. 😛

Web Wednesday Singapore 20.0

#2. Scaling The Cloud – Clemen shared with the audience that Cozycot.com is using Amazon’s cloud solution. He also mentioned that there were 2 Amazon folks who flew to Singapore to attend this event. I didn’t managed to catch-up with them. 🙁

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Attentive audience listening to the presentation. At some point of the presentation, Clemen also shared with us that we could get a free sample of a packaged beauty product from Cozycot.com by just sharing with our name cards with his team of ladies after the presentation. I forgot to do so. 🙁

Also, during this session, I also didn’t take as much photos as I was actively engaged in different conversation with other new and regular attendees. Good networking session!

I understand that the last Web Wednesday Singapore for the year will be on Wednesday 25th of November from 6:30-8:30pm – Craig Snyder from Akamai will be previewing Akamai’s ‘State of the Internet’ report. If anyone is interested, please log the date into your calendar! Or if you want, you can contact me and we’ll attend together. See you folks!

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Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0

Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0

Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0

On 1st Oct (Thurs) 2009, together with Sambit, I attended Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0 at HomeClub. Web Wednesday Singapore is usually held on Wednesday but it was moved to Thursday for this month only as they are expecting a very distinguished guest (Randall Rothenberg) speaking with us in Singapore. Above: Ken Mandel (Chairman of IAB Singapore) giving a introduction. Ken is the vice-president and managing director of Yahoo Southeast Asia.

Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0

Randall Rothenberg is the President and CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) in the US. He’s speaking on the development of the IAB here in Singapore.

Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0

Quite a turn-out for Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0, which consisted of folks from various web-related industries. This was my view when listening to the presentation. The slides on the screen is showing the IAB Singapore Leadership Council 2009/10.

Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0

Side view from where I was standing, with a Asahi beer (1-for-1 promotion at S$12) in hand. As the presentation was done inside a club (HomeClub), the lightings was dark and also because I didn’t bother to on the flash. Haha! Beyond here, there are still more folks around. Also at the outside of the club (where we usually gathered).

Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0

Folks listening attentively to Randall. Only a small group at the back was forming their own discussions. I vaguely remembered that Andy Tu reminded them to keep the volume down. Perhaps, they are really excited about the development of IAB Singapore. 😛

Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0

A close-up shot of Randall Rothenberg during the Q&A session. Prior to and also after the talk, I did managed to get to know some folks who also attended Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0 event. It was a good networking session and I will be catching up with them individually soon. If you into web-related areas, you may also want to register yourself to get updates on the next Web Wednesday Singapore event too! Or you can contact me and we’ll attend together.

Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0

After the drinks & networking session at Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0, we took a stroll to 24hr Shah Alam Restaurant at Circular Road (Boat Quay) for our dinner. Sambit had Nasi Brayani Mutton.

Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0

Sambal Mutton – a small side dish that we shared.

Web Wednesday Singapore 19.0

I had Mee Goreng Mutton (with egg). Total paid for the Nasi Brayani Mutton, Mutton Mysore, Mee Goreng Mutton and 2 lime juice was S$16. Hmm, our dinner seems to comprise of all mutton. Wahaha!

I will be looking forward to the next Web Wednesday Singapore event!

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GCA 2009 – Cosplay/Games/Babes

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Visited Games Convention Asia (GCA) on 20th Sept 2009, which was held at Suntec Singapore. Initially wanted to attend the conference too, but wasn’t able to spare time away from work. Specially chose to come on the last day of the show to check out Asia Pacific Cosplay Championship @ GCA 2009.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Blood Elf Paladin from Warcraft.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Silent Hill & Devil Kings (Sengoku Basara).

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Stormtrooper. Is this Gordon?

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Archer from Fate/Stay Night. She’s very accommodating in the photo taking, with many various poses! Excellent!

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Tsunade from Naruto.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Yuna from Final Fantasy X. She’s quite good at it!

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Soul Eater.

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Lovely lady with Iori Yagami from King of Fighters.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Alex Louis Armstrong from Full Metal Alchemist with 3 lovely ladies.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Xbox 360 booth. All the folks are so engrossed in the games. 🙂

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

EA Games booth.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

GameAxis booth.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

IAH Games.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Lady from Granado Espada: The Masquerade.

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Another lady from Granado Espada: The Masquerade.

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Dragonica ladies. 😛

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Winners of 1v1 at One Asia Cup.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

D1GP Arcade from Taito. Drift!!

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Free Coke Zero for all! Nice!

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Darksiders.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Runup Games – there was a long queue when I passed by the booth.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

3 sweet girls distributing promotional materials for gamerstalk.asia. Managed to chat up with the center lady as we both have the same camera – Panasonic Lx3. She’s a very friendly person 🙂

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Cloud Strife & Yuffie Kisaragi from Final Fantasy VII.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Hiiro no Kakera.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Black Butler.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Ciel.

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More photos follows.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

Sheryl Nome from Macross Frontier.

GCA 2009 - Cosplay/Games/Babes

On the way back to carpark (Millenia Walk), spotted an event to rev up the tempo for F1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix, so decided to ask the 2 pretty FHM ladies to pose for a photo, which they gladly obliged. 😛 Looking forward to the race day!

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Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009机动战士新加坡嘉年华2009

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

In celebration of Gundam 30th anniversary, an event Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009 (organized by Bandai Asia and Sheng Tai Toys) is held from 2nd to 14th September 2009 at Compass Point (Sengkang). I believe this is the first time a Gundam only event of such scale was held in Singapore.

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Errm, we don’t get to have the 1:1 60 feet life-size Gundam statue (See Google Images) as Tokyo Odaiba but this Gundam 00 is enough to get all the shutterbugs and mecha-fans attention! It’s really difficult to get a shot of Gundum 00 without anyone posing in front. 🙂

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

One of the walls at Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009. Nice artwork that incorporated Gundam and BB Senshi Sangokuden Gaiden. 🙂

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

History panel for you to learn the history of Gundam anime and model kits.

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

A showcase of the various generations of Gundams. If you are Gundam model fan, you may want to meet Katsumi Kawaguchi Sensei (professional modeler and also in-charge of Gundam model kit design at Bandai) on 12th and 13th Sept 2009.

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

More Gundam exhibits to please the mecha-fans as well some of the casual crowds that attended the event.

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World of Sangokuden.

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

BB Senshi Sangokuden Gaiden – Kochu Gundam, Chohi Gundam, Kan-u Gundam, Chouun Gundam and Bacho Blue Destiny.

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Otakus and also casual pass-by folk checking out the numerous exhibits. Most are armed with either PNS or SLR cameras.

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Gundam 00 standing by and guarding the entrance. ^^;

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Cashier for fans to pay for any Gundam model kits purchased during the event. I noted that it was stated 20% discount for regular priced item but I didn’t go inquire at the sales counter the queue there was quite long.

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

I went to get a drink and only to return to see that the Gundam Image Girls is already on stage posing for all the fans. I didn’t get a good position as I was late. 🙂

Check out all the cameras!

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

But nevertheless, I managed to zoom through some openings to get a fair shot. Here, on the stage, the items (not the 2 pretty ladies) are actually prizes for the Gundam lucky draw.

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Gundam girls posing beside Gundam. I understand that the Gundam Image Girls will only be around on 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th September so please note your calendar if you are going to the event to catch them. ^^;

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Another shot taken from Char’s Zaku II.

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

More poses from the Gundam Girls. What a kawaii (かわいい) pose!

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Another photo of the Gundam Girls. Can someone tell me their names? Want to give them credits. ^^; Yeah!

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Look at the crowd forming. At certain times, it was difficult to maneuver to get good position to take photos. This is taken from the 2nd level of Compass Point.

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Some fun stuff that I came across in Compass Point – “Do you know that Singapore was mentioned more than once in Gundam Wing series? It is a important Military base!” Are you aware?

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Another fun fact – “Do you know that a society called “International Gundam Society” was established in August 2009? This research group studies the future of mankind through the animated series, Mobile Suit Gundam.” Hmm, I wasn’t aware so I went to google and the conclusion is that it exists (webby is here).

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Last fun fact – “Do you know that there was a Singapore Gundam? You can find its appearance in the G Gundam series!”

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Brochures that I obtained during the event, many Gundam model kits are on sale (HG Gundam 00 2nd Series, First Gundam MG Series, etc). Feel like getting the MG Gundam Exia Ignition Mode or the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam but the crowd made me decide to come back on a weekday instead of weekend to get my purchase. 🙂

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

In the center fold of the brochure, there is also the BB Senshi Sangokuden Gaiden models for sale! If you are a Gundam fan and currently in Singapore, please do visit Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009! I believe that this event is welcoming and sincerely hope that other similar events will take place in future too!Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

为了庆祝机动战士(GUNDAM)30周年庆, 万代亚洲盛泰玩具一起在勘宝坊盛港)举办了机动战士新加坡嘉年华2009, 九月二号至九月十四号。我相信这是第一次新加坡举办如此大型的机动战士活动。

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

我们虽然 没有東京御台场的60英尺高机动战士雕像(看谷歌图像), 但是足以让所有的摄影爱好者和机器人迷关注!要拍摄Gundum 00又没有人当着真不容易。:)

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

这是机动战士GUNDAM新加坡嘉年华2009的一道墙。综合了机动战士和BB战士 三国伝。 🙂

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

让你了解机动战士动画和模型包的历史板。

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

各种各样的机动战士世代。如果你是机动战士迷,你可以在九月十二日和十三日和川口克己先生见面(专业模型师也是万代的模型设计师)。

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

跟多为了满足机器人迷的机动战士和参加活动的人群。

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三国伝世界。

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

BB战士三国伝-黄忠,張飛, 關羽, 趙雲和馬超。

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

御宅和参加活动的人群在观赏展示品。大部分都使用轻便相机/全自动相机或单镜反光相机。

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

机动战士00在看守门口。 ^^;

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

你可以在这里为任何的机动战士模型付费。我注意到无特价产品有20%折扣可是我并没有到柜台询问因为太多人了。

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

我去卖饮料回来才发现机动战士女孩已经在台上了。因为来迟了所以每占到好位置。:)

看看所有的相机!

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

无论如何, 我设法通过空位拍到好镜头。在台上的奖品(当让不是两个女孩)是机动战士的抽奖奖品。

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

机动战士旁边的女孩在摆姿势。我知道机动战士女孩只有在五号,六号, 十二号和十三号出现所以如构想看就记得日期。 ^^;

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

从Char’s Zaku II拍的另一个角度。

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

机动战士女孩的更多姿势。好可爱!

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

另一张机动战士女孩的照片。谁可以告诉我她们的名字?想赞赏她们。^^;

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

看看形成的人群。有时候很难有好的位置拍照。这是在勘宝坊二楼拍的。

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

一些我在勘宝坊碰到有趣的东西- 你知道吗,在新机动战记钢弹W系列里新加坡不止一次被提到?是重要的军士基地!

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

另一个有趣的事实 – 你知道一个成为”国际机动战士协会“的社会成立于 2009年8月?这个研究小组通过新机动战记钢弹动画系列研究人类的未来。我不晓的所以到网上察看结果真的有这个协会(网页在此)。

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

最后一个有趣的事实- “你知道吗,有新加坡机动战士?你可以在G新机动战记系列找到!

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

我在活动拿到的宣传册,很多机动战士有折扣(HG 机动战士 00第二系列,机动战士MG第一系列等等)。好想买MG机动战士Exia Ignition Mode或者RX-0 Unicorn 机动战士可是人太多了所以我决定改天再回来买。:)

Gundam Fiesta Singapore 2009

在小册子的中间,有BB战士 三国伝模型折扣!如果你是机动战士迷,而且又在新加坡记得要到机动战士新加坡嘉年华2009!我相信这次得多动举办的这么成功以后一定会有类似的活动!