Archive for October 2015

Singapore’s fourth LEGO Certified Store at VivoCity

The fourth LEGO Certified Store in Singapore is now open at VivoCity, #02-90. Managed by Bricks World, the fourth LCS aims to further enhance the LEGO experience for the fast-growing LEGO fan base and to reach out to new customers.


Every aspect of the LEGO Certified Store is designed and made by The LEGO Group, including one of the most popular features, the Pick-a-Brick Wall. The LEGO Certified Store also features an interactive play area called “The Living Room”, and a display of fully assembled LEGO models. The LEGO Certified Store in Singapore has exclusive sets released at the same time as in the US and Europe. More offerings from the LCS will be available in Singapore in the near future.

All customers who spend $120 or more on any LEGO products in a single receipt on 10 and 11 October 2015 will be entitled to enter into a lucky draw to stand a chance to win 1 of 100 new and exclusive miniature LEGO Store sets (40145).

Spend $88 and above in a single receipt in-store and stand a chance to win one of the following:
– 1st Prize: LEGO City Deep Sea Exploration Vessel (60095)
– 2nd Prize: LEGO City Swamp Police Station (60069)
– 3rd Prize: LEGO Ninjago Ronin R.E.X (70735)

Bricks World Members will also qualify for a special lucky draw with any in store purchase:
– 1 winner of LEGO Minifigure Series 1 Box Set (4570178)
– 2 winners of LEGO Creator Expert Town Hall (10224)
– 3 winners of LEGO Billund Airport (4000016)
– 20 x winners of LEGO DC Superheroes Ultimate Book Collection (1181485)
– 20 x winners of LEGO Rose (4585379/852786)

Winners will be contacted by Bricks World from Wednesday, 14th October 2015.

Besides the lucky draw, there will also be a Family Gift with Purchase Lucky Dip. Simply make a purchase in-store, and children up to 16 years old can take part in the Lucky Dip to receive a small gift. One redemption per child.

Power trip can damage fibre ONT

Had a power trip at home recently. OK, power trips are uncommon but they are usually non-events. All we need to do is to flip the switch back at the circuit breaker.

But this time round it was slightly different. The power trip damaged my fibre Optical Network Terminal (ONT). Tried restarting my ONT and router several times but there’s no lights on the PON (Passive Optical Network) indicator. Which means I have no internet at home. *horror*

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PS: I hang my ONT on the wall to save space. Lol.

Well, luckily I managed to get the ONT changed the next day. Plug in the new ONT and peace was restored at home once again.

I’ve always heard that power trip might damage your electrical appliances. But this is the first time I encountered it personally. And totally didn’t expect my ONT to be affected. I thought things my iMac or NAS are more likely to be damaged by power trip.

Well, good thing it is just the ONT that was damaged. Got it replaced for free since I’m still under contract for my fibre plan. Let’s hope we don’t get power trip again.

Disclaimer: These are my own views and not representative of those of my employer.

FOX The Walking Dead Mission Survive

Thanks to the haze, the FOX The Walking Dead Mission Survive event last Saturday was cancelled. Despite the event being cancelled, participants who went down for the event could still collect the goodie bags and take photos with some Walkers. Not a bad consolation prize.






Everyone was having fun despite the cancellation of the event. Even the walkers are having a great time and taking selfie. Lol.


Let’s hope we’ll have the event again when the haze is cleared.

The Walking Dead Season 6 will premiere on 12 October at 9pm on FOX (Singtel TV Ch. 330).

3 in 4 Singaporeans use smartphone in the toilet

Acccording to the 2015 Singaporean Bathroom Habits Survey commissioned by Kleenex, 3 in 4 smartphone users in Singapore use their mobile phones whilst having a bowel movement. This is not really a surprise. But do you know that only 2% of these people sanitise their phones after use in the toilet? Studies show that 1 in 6 phones have faecal matters on them. Yikes!

The Singaporean Bathroom Habits survey polled 400 men and women aged 18-65 years old to gather more insights about the current standard of clean in Singapore.

The survey also found that while 8 out of 10 claim to wipe themselves completely clean, more than 52% do not practise a ‘dry and wet’ approach of using both dry toilet tissues with moist toilet tissues or water to rinse bathroom habit. Check out the infographics below if you are interested in finding out more.


Kleenex has recently introduced the Ultra Soft Moist Toilet Tissues to complement the use of dry toilet tissues.

LEGO Ideas Doctor Who coming soon

Good news for all Doctor Who fans. LEGO has began teasing the Doctor Who LEGO Ideas set on their Facebook page.


It was announced in February 2015 that the Doctor Who And Companions by Andrew Clark was selected to be a LEGO Ideas set. According to the LEGO Ideas submission, the set will include the Tardis, Interior console, K9 and a Dalek. As for Minifig, we can expect to see the Doctor and a Companion. If we are lucky, we might even get a Weeping Angel and Cyberman too.

Check out the LEGO Ideas submission. Note that the final product will be slightly different.