Archive for November 2011

An Amazing Nokia Lumia Weekend

To celebrate the arrival of Nokia Lumia in Singapore, Nokia is having a series of activities this weekend (3rd and 4th December 2011) at Hereen Orchard and Knightsbridge Orchard.

At Hereen Orchard, Nokia will be having the Amazing Nokia Style Challenge featuring 3 hot fashion designers in a catwalk battle to decide whose creations are the best.

Over at Knightsbridge Orchard (just beside Hereen), Nokia will e having the Amazing Nokia Entertainment Challenge. Local musicians from various fields will be showcasing their music fusion collaboration. Watch them perform a set with DJ KoFlow and vote for the best collaboration using the Clap-O-Meter. The winner will perform with DJ KoFlow during the unveiling of Nokia Lumia range of phone on 7 December.

Or if you just want to relax, hop on to the Nokia Lumia Amazing Rides buggy ferry and cruise down Orchard Road in style.

Then on 7 December, the Nokia Lumia 800 will be unveiled in a performance like never before. It starts at 7pm on Read Bridge at Clarke Quay. For more info, visit Nokia Singapore Facebook page.

Dee Kay Dot As Gee Giveaway: Taboo Singapore Edition

The folks at Hasbro Singapore were kind enough to send me 2 set of the new Taboo Singapore Edition. One set for me to try out and review and another set to giveaway to one luck blog reader.

To find out more about Taboo Singapore Edition game, refer to my previous blog entry.

How to apply:
Just drop me an email me with the title: “Dee Kay Dot As Gee Giveaway: Taboo Singapore Edition”. Closing date is next Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011, 2359. I will randomly select the winner via the usual method. Refer to the rules for more details.

Thanks to Hasbro Singapore for making this Giveaway possible.

Update: Closed

Taboo Singapore Edition

How Singaporean are you? Do you think you can play Taboo using local words?

Hasbro recently launched Taboo Singapore edition. The Singapore edition contains 400 local guess words. You have Singlish phrase like “Act Blur”, “KiaSi” and “Atas”, local food like “Goreng Pisang”, “Hokkien Mee” and “Milo Dinosaur”, acronyms like “URA”, “SBS” and “ERP”, famous people like “Fandi Ahmad”, “Lee Kuan Yew” and “Patricia Mok” and many more. This is going to be an interesting challenge.

Some of them are pretty tough. How do you describe “Alamak” without using Taboo words like “Exclamation”, “Mistake”, “Sorry”, “Dismay” and “Malay”? Hmmmm…..

Difficult right? Don’t worry. You don’t need to Die Die play Taboo with local words. (PS: “Die Die” is also one of the guess word) The Singapore edition also include international guess words. But if you think local words aren’t challenging enough, the new Taboo Singapore edition also introduced a game changer dice which has instructions like “Sit still like a statue when giving out clues” or “Only one teammate can be the guesser”.

The new Taboo Singapore edition is retailing at S$49.90 and will be available at Toys R Us, selected bookstores and all major department stores.

Canon EOS 1000D lost at sea for over a year

This looks like a story from some advertisement or movie. A guy found a Canon EOS 1000D while scuba diving in Deep Bay outside of Vancouver. The camera isn’t working anymore. But the SD card still work and he is able to retrieve about 50 photos.

The photos are mostly a family vacation. He is also able to tell that the owner has a wife, 2 year old daughter and is a fire fighter from British Columbia whose team won the Pacific Regional Firefit competition. From the EXIF data, he is also able to tell the photos were taken more than a year ago.

So with the help of Google Plus, they found the owner of the camera. Amazing but true.

In case you are wondering, the SD card is a Sandisk Extreme III. But then, memory cards are known to survive underwater.

UPHORIA Party with Sony

This weekend is going to be a busy one. Sony is having a party this coming Saturday (3 Dec 2011) at *SCAPE featuring exciting offerings from the various Sony companies in Singapore.

Visitors will have the opportunity to experience the latest variety of consumer electronics products, music, movies and PlayStation games from Sony.

There will be performances throughout the day by regional Sony Music artistes like Slot Machine from Thailand, Hao Ren from Malaysia and Singapore’s very own Julia Abueva. There will also be screenings of the latest movie “The Smurfs” from Sony Pictures and an exclusive first screening of the latest Adam Sandler blockbuster movie “Jack and Jill”.

Entry to the UPHORIA Party With Sony is free for the day. Tickets would be required to attend the exclusive night concerts by Train and Mike Posner. For more information, check out UPHORIA Party with Sony website.