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STAR WARS DAY: MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU Festival

The Force is strong with Gardens By The Bay this weekend with the Star Wars Day: May the 4th be with you Festival happening. Expect fan-led themed activities, Meet and Greets with STAR WARS characters, and a multi-sensory music and lights extravaganza for fans of all ages.

The Marina Bay skyline will be illuminated by South East Asia’s largest lightsaber installation as the Garden’s Supertree transforms into giant lightsabers that cast light beams up to 200m high.

Remember to check out Garden Rhapsody: STAR WARS Edition from now till 2 June at 7.45pm and 8.45pm every night (additional 9.45pm shows on 4 to 6 May). Set against an epic STAR WARS soundtrack, expect lighting composition inspired from scenes such as Luke’s landing in Dagobah, leading to his first meeting with Yoda; the first appearance of Darth Vader with his light saber and even the fight between Anakin and Obi Wan on Mustafar.

Catch Chewbacca and Kylo Ren making their first appearance in South East Asia. And don’t miss the special appearance by 501st Legion Singapore Garrison, Rebel Legion and FightSaber. Get up close and personal the iconic AT-ST (All-Terrain Scout Transport) at the Supertree Grove.

The fun doesn’t stop this weekend. The Star Wars Day: May the 4th be with you Festival kicks off a three-year collaboration between Singapore Tourism Board and The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia. Star Wars fans can expect more unique STAR WARS experiences held in Singapore in the second half of 2017.

From August 31st to September 10th, look forward to even more galactic excitement at Orchard Road with STAR WARS Force Friday II, a global fan event celebrating the launch of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The celebration continues with a STAR WARS activation at the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) from September 9th – 10th. More details will be announced in the coming months.

Was The Walking Dead Season 6 cliffhanger justified?

*Rants and spoilers ahead. You’ve been warned*

Wanted to blog about this few weeks ago when I saw the spoiler on who will be killed in Season 7 premiere. But I decided to wait till I see the full episode before commenting. If you remember, I was really pissed after watching Season 6 finale.

And I wasn’t the only one. A lot of fans were angry with the cliffhanger and there was a massive backlash. But showrunner Scott Gimple asked the fans to give them the benefit of the doubt as it as all part of a plan. He said he hope people will see the Season 7 premiere and feel that it justifies the way they told the story.

But after watching Season 7 premiere, I still felt that the cliffhanger in Season 6 finale was unnecessary. It was just a lazy way of creating suspense so that the fans will look forward to the next season.

Personally, I think the story would have been better if they ended Season 6 with Abraham behind hit by lucille. This will give Negan’s introduction a huge impact and at the same time give fans the impression that the rest of the gang are safe from lucille. And they could deliver another shock during Season 7 premiere by killing Glenn.

Very disappointed with the cliffhanger in Season 6 finale. After watching Season 7 premiere, I still don’t think it justify the cliffhanger. They could have told a better story without that stupid cliffhanger.

Star Wars Day 2016 celebration in Singapore

May the 4th is Star Wars Day. Singapore Star Wars fans will be celebrating Star Wars Day this coming weekend (30 April – 1 May) at Kallang Wave Mall, OCBC Square.

Expect to see the local 501st Legion and Rebel Legion, TFA panel by Lucasfilm, Star Wars toys display and many more.

Featuring costumed appearances 501st Legion, Rebel Legion & FightSaber,

The local 501st Legion and Rebel Legion will be there for meet & greet and photo session. Learn how to fight like a Jedi (or Sith) with the FightSaber and check out the Star Wars toys on display.

Also not to be missed is the TFA panel by Lucasfilm

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See you at Kallang Wave Mall this weekend! For more info, visit the Facebook event page.

The Walking Dead season 6 finale is bullshit

*Rants and spoilers ahead. You’ve been warned*

Please excuse me for ranting here. I’m writing this after watching The Walking Dead season 6 finale. I know a lot of this are just anger and may not make sense. But to be honest, I haven’t been so pissed with a TV show for so long.

Most of you know that I’m a huge The Walking Dead fan. Like everyone, I was eagerly anticipating the introduction of Negan since Rick and gang arrived Alexandria. The show has been teasing Negan since the mid season break. And most fans know there’s only one way to introduce Negan to the world. And that is to kill a character in the show.

And this is not going to be a minor character. In the comic book, Negan killed Glenn. We don’t know if they will do the same for TV. But we know it is going to be a major character. And so everyone watched the 90 minutes season finale with much anticipation and fear. Fear that their favorite character will be killed.

But what do we get? 90 minutes of dragging. From one road block to another. But ok, its just building up to the final moment. We get it. And Negan didn’t disappoint. He is great. He’s evil yet charismatic. Absolutely great. And you know he mean business.

Then the stupid cliffhanger. Instead of showing us who was killed, all we got is the victim’s point of view and fade out. And we’ll need to wait till season 7 to find out who was killed. I know there is a need for cliffhanger to get fans excited and looking forward to the next season. But this is just too much. It’s down right insulting to all The Walking Dead fans who are following the series.

And do you know the stupid thing about this cliffhanger? It’s not going to stay a secret for long. They are going to start filming season 7 soon. And we all know that there are people stalking the set. It’s just a matter of time before someone guessed who got killed by Negan. And that news will definitely be spreading like wildfire before the start of season 7. So what’s the point of having this cliffhanger at this time and age?

Instead, why not show us who got killed in the season 6 finale? After all, there is a even bigger cliffhanger out there. What is Rick and gang going to do after that major character died? The Walking Dead completely missed the opportunity to pull the fans’ heartstring by having one of the biggest build up leading to the shocking death of a major character. It’s just stupid.

I know they are doing this for the viewership. Maybe with this cliffhanger, they might be able to get higher viewership for the season premiere like the Terminus in season 5. But this time its different. Its just insulting to ask fans to wait 6 months to find out who died. The fans deserved better treatment than this.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice limited edition MyStamp Collection

In conjunction with the release of the highly anticipated Superhero action movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, SingPost will be launching a limited edition MyStamp Collection on 24 March 2016. This marks the two Super Heroes’ joint debut on the limited edition stamp collection.

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Pop culture fans, stamp collectors and movie buffs can look forward to a limited edition 12-page hard-cover Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice MyStamp Collection that includes three souvenir stamp sheets and a retractable lanyard.

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The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice MyStamp Collection will be available for sale at all post offices, the DC COMICS SUPER HEROES CAFE, the Singapore Philatelic Museum and online at www.stampdelight.com from 24 March 2016 at S$69.90 while supplies last. Preorder from now till 23 March to enjoy a promotional price of S$55.90.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will premiere in Singapore on 24 March 2016.