Archive for May 2015

World Password Day

Oops. How did I miss this last week.

Last Thursday, 7 May 2015 marked the 3rd Annual World Password Day. On that day, Intel Security urges companies and consumers to spend a few minutes considering the importance of passwords in their lives, while resolving to change and improve them. Last year, more than 600 organizations and 32 major brand partners supported World Password Day, promoting better password habits among users.

This blog entry may be a few days late. But its better late than never. Here are some tips and tricks from Intel Security for better online security.

1. Change your passwords regularly
2. Enable multi-factor identification
3. Use unique passwords for every account
4. Don’t casually share your passwords
5. Lock your device with a PIN or password
6. Let a manager memorize your passwords
7. Stop using passwords that are one word
8. Make long and strong passwords

Zhao Wei and Wang Sen in Singapore to promote Tiger Mom <虎妈猫爸>

The star cast of Tiger Mom <虎妈猫爸> comprising of Chinese A-lister Zhao Wei (赵薇), Wang Sen (王森), and Executive Producer Huang Lan (黄 澜) were here in Singapore to promote their newest TV drama on STAR Chinese Channel.

Tiger Mom, (L-R) Wang Sen, Zhao Wei, Huang Lan (credit to STAR Chinese Channel)

Premiered in a global simulcast last Sunday, Tiger Mom <虎妈猫爸> continues to garner high ratings in China and in Singapore. The series marks Zhao Wei’s highly-anticipated return to the screen after a 6-year hiatus, the drama explores love, relationships and the challenges of raising a child in modern day China.

Playing as a type-A ‘tiger mom’ in the show, the 39 year old star shared that as a mother herself, she can understand the tough competition parents and children face in today’s education rat race.

Tiger Mom, Press Conference, (L-R) Wang Sen, Zhao Wei (credit to STAR Chinese Channel) (3)

Dressed in a cream-coloured dress, Zhao Wei expressed her thanks to Singapore audiences for their supportive tune-ins to Tiger Mom <虎妈猫爸>. She said that the story, which follows around a happy couple and their young daughter who has just started school and seems to be falling behind her peers, is a theme that many Singapore audiences can easily relate to.

Wang Sen, who plays a playful brother to Zhao Wei’s character in the series, shared that it is his first time in Singapore and he is thinking of staying for a few days to explore the island.

Tiger Mom <虎妈猫爸> is airing on STAR Chinese Channel (卫视中文台), Singtel TV Ch. 507 and StarHub TV Ch. 822 every weekday at 9pm.

The Shapes of Imagination – a multi-dimensional LEGO sculpture

If you are around Suntec City area this weekend, head down to the LEGO Certified Store and check out this cool multi-dimensional sculpture by American artist, John V. Muntean.

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OK, you must be wondering what’s so fantastic about this 50cm by 50cm pile of bricks. Well, simply rotate it to unveil 3 completely different shadows.

Fighter Jet.

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Butterfly.

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And my personal favourite, fire breathing dragon.

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The sculpture was commissioned by Ogilvy & Mather working with American artist, John V. Muntean and will be on display until Sunday, 10 May 2015. So hurry, head down to the Suntec LEGO Certified Store now.

Gundam Docks at Singapore with 6 metres tall Gundam and Zaku

Fans of Gundam, rejoice! In celebration of the 35th anniversary of GUNDAM model kit and in conjunction with Singapore’s Golden Jubilee, the “Gundam Docks at Singapore” will be held at Ngee Ann City from 4 to 28 June 2015. One of the largest such exhibitions outside Japan, the approximately 4,000sqm showcase will include over 200 models of the phenomenal Gundam series. There will also be over 10 booths selling Gundam merchandises including exclusive editions at Takashimaya Square, B2.

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Witness the fight between Earth Federation vs Principality of Zeon as the RX-78-2 Gundam, the largest Gundam to be showcased outside Japan, come face to face with Char’s Zaku at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza. The Gundam and Zaku are around 6 metres each, at a scale of 1:3, and weighs two tonnes each. Accompanied by daily light and sound shows held in the evenings, this is an activity you cannot miss as the war drama comes to life before your eyes.

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Admission for the exhibition is free, and the exhibition will open from 10am to 9.30pm daily. Visit the website for more updates and details.

Gundam Docks at Singapore
Date: 4 – 28 June 2015
Time: 10am – 9:30pm
Venue: Ngee Ann City

Disney on Classic seeks Singapore’s very own Princess Anna

It’s the opportunity of a lifetime! The Metropolitan Festival Orchestra is looking for two young ladies to join the cast of eight international singers as a soloist, singing the coveted role of young Princess Anna (from Disney’s Frozen) in Disney on Classic ~ A Magical Night ASIA TOUR 2015.

The audition for Singapore’s Princess Anna marks the first time Disney on Classic has offered an opportunity for local singers to join the large-scale production. It also presents an exciting and invaluable opportunity for Singapore’s young singers to perform alongside the highly-acclaimed singers and musicians of Disney on Classic.

All girls aged between 5 – 15 years who currently reside in Singapore are eligible to participate. They would need to upload a short YouTube video (1-3 min long) of them singing “Do You Want To Build A Snowman” and submit the video link along with their details by 17 May 2015.

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Experience the magic of Disney as Disney on Classic ~ A Magical Night hits our shores for the first time, following 12 years of sold out performances in Japan. Disney On Classic ~ A Magical Night ASIA TOUR 2015 will be happening on 16 and 17 July 2015 at The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre. Tickets from SISTIC priced from $35 to $165 (excludes $4 SISTIC Booking Fee).