Archive for December 2014

McDonald’s Singapore now on LINE

McDonald’s Singapore is now on the instant messaging app, LINE. The McDonald’s Singapore LINE Official Account has acquired more than 100,000 subscribers within 7 days. Users can expect special promotions, exclusive offers and latest updates from the McDonald’s LINE account.

To celebrate the collaboration between LINE and McDonald’s, 200,000 Vanilla Cones will be given out from 15 December 2014 to 31 January 2015. Users can simply add McDonald’s Singapore on LINE (LINE ID: @mcdonaldssingapore) and type “I Love McD SG”. A LINE coupon will be given to the first 200,000 users*, which they can then flash at participating McDonald’s outlets in Singapore to redeem their free cone. (*subject to daily limits)

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An exclusive LINE x McDonald’s sticker set featuring LINE characters has also been released to celebrate this joyous occasion. The FREE sticker set is available for download at LINE Sticker shop until 7 February 2015 and will be valid for 90 days from download.

Deezer launches new lyrics feature

Caling all karaoke fans. Deezer just launched a lyrics feature so that you can sing a long with your favourite song.

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Users can choose between sing-a-long mode with synchronised lyrics that guide users through the song or Score mode that shows all the lyrics on one screen. Deezer is partnering LyricFind for the lyric feature.

By the way, if you are still searching high and low for the perfect Christmas gift for a keraoke fan, why not try giving a Deezer subscription gift card? Available in 3, 6 and 12 month package at S$29.70, S$59.40 and S$118.80 respectively. Visit deezer.com for more info.

Some people should be banned from using the Internet

M1’s chairman, Mr Teo Soon Hoe, passed away last Sunday, 14 Dec. The news was reported by news outlets like Channel NewsAsia and Yahoo Singapore. While some netizens offer their condolences on the Facebook post, a few netizen use it to complain about M1 and ask if there’s any discount.

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Seriously, some people should be banned from using the Internet.

Liam Neeson to endorse one lucky winner’s ‘particular set of skills’ on LinkedIn

It’s not everyday you see companies use LinkedIn to run their social media campaign. Most social media campaigns are done on either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Well, Twentieth Century Fox is having a marketing campaign for the upcoming movie Taken 3 using LinkedIn.

One lucky winner will have his or her ‘particular set of skills’ on LinkedIn endorsed by Liam Neeson aka Brian Mills, an ex-CIA operative in the movie Taken 3.

Unfortunately this contest is only for residents of United States. Sigh. How I wish Liam Neeson can endorse my very particular set of skills that I have acquired over a very long career in Social Media. Haha.

If you are from the US, head down to the LinkedIn page and take part in the contest. Good luck.

Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014

The Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2014 took place last Sunday.

The crazy me decided to wake up early to take some photos of the event. It was quite convenient because the train service extended their operating hours for the marathon. I decided to catch the first runner somewhere around the 37KM mark where there is an overhead bridge from MBS to GBTB.

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Kenya’s Kenneth Mungara was the first to reach my location. He went on to be the first to cross the finish line in the Elite Men’s Open category at 2 hours 16 minutes and 40 seconds. In the Elite Women’s Open category, Amare Wagnesh of Ethiopia got first place with a time of 2 hours 46 minutes and 53 seconds.

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Mok Ying Ren was the first male Singaporean to cross the finish line at 2 hours 53 minutes and 43 seconds. Rachel See won the Local Women’s Open category with 3 hours 17 minutes and 13 seconds.

Here are some of the photos that I took at the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore.

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