Archive for May 2014

Happiness from the Skies

Seems like the roof in Singapore are quite happening this week. Besides the couple at Ngee Ann Poly and graffiti at Toa Payoh, something interesting happened on the roof top of another building in Singapore. Flying drones delivering Coke to the roof of high rise construction sites to thank the foreign workers for their hard work.

Check out the heart warming video.

The “Happiness from the Skies” project is a partnership between Coca-Cola Singapore and Singapore Kindness Movement

Lego The Simpsons Minifigures Series (71005)

The Lego Simpsons Minifigures are here in Singapore. Announced early this year, the series is a new partnership between LEGO and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. There’s a total of 16 Minifigures in this series.

Homer Simpson with a donut and a TV remote control
Bart Simpson with a skateboard
Marge Simpson with a Purse and and a “Donut Fancy” Magazine
Lisa Simpson with her saxophone
Maggie Simpson with her bear, Bobo
Grampa with a Newspaper about himself
Ned Flanders with a white mug and a toolbox
Krusty the Clown with a pie tray with yellow cream.
Milhouse with a “Biclops” Comic
Ralph Wiggum with a card that says “I choo choo choose you”
Apu with a squishee
Nelson Muntz with a baseball bat
Itchy with a caveman club
Scratchy with a lumberjack axe
Chief Wiggum with a billy club and a megaphone
Mr. Burns with the Three Eyed Fish, Blinky, in a bowl and a radioactive bar


This is the first licensed minifigures series that is based on a TV show. All the minifigures in this series has molded head instead of the standard LEGO head. Personally I’m not a huge fan of molded head minifigures. But the series does come with some interesting accessories for the minifigures like toolbox, lumberjack axe, pie and donut. There is a DONUT!!! How cool is that?


And perhaps the most interesting minifigure in the series is Maggie Simpson. If I’m not mistaken, this is the first time we have a minifigure of a baby. There’s not leg for the minifig. Just body and head. A great piece to have if you like to customise your LEGO Minifigures.

The Simpsons Minifigures Series is now available in Singapore. Each blind pack cost S$4.90. I’m surprised that they are retailing at the same price as the normal Minifigures. If I’m not mistaken, most countries are selling this at a higher price.


CANON EF interchangeable lenses surpasses 100 million mark

Canon recently announced that they have reached another milestone: the production of the company’s 100 million EF-series interchangeable lens.

The 100 millionth EF-series interchangeable lens is an EF200–400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x and was produced on 22 April 2014. The EF200–400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x was introduced in May 2013 and is the world’s first super-telephoto zoom lens with a built-in 1.4x extender.


Canon’s proprietary EF lenses, launched in March 1987 along with the EOS SLR camera system, have continued to evolve since their introduction, leading the industry through the incorporation of a wide range of innovative technologies, including such world’s firsts2 as the Ultrasonic Motor (USM), Image Stabilizer (IS) technology, and a multi-layered diffractive optical (DO) element.

Kinokuniya Free Comic Books Day 2014

Kinokuniya celebrated Free Comic Books Day last Saturday at their main store in Ngee Ann City. Besides giving out free comic books, there were also Cosplayer from the neo tokyo project and appearance by 501st Legion – Singapore Garrison.

I didn’t managed to catch the cosplayer from the neo tokyo project but I made it in time for the 501 Legion appearance. The venue was kinda small and packed with fans. But luckily it was an orderly event. I was told that they will be using a bigger venue next year at level 4. Not sure the exact details.

So here are some of the photos of the 501st Legion – Singapore Garrison at Kinokuniya Free Comic Books Day.

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Public Service Announcement: 6 May 2014 is not a public holiday

This is a Public Service Announcement. 6 May 2014 is not Vesak Day. Vesak Day 2014 falls on 13 May.

If you are on iOS and using the Holidays in Singapore calendar, you might notice that it says Vesak Day is on 6 May 2014 (Tomorrow). That’s an error.

So sorry guys. Tomorrow is a work day. Go back to work.

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