The Navy Open House is happening this weekend at Changi Naval Base. I had the opportunity to have a sneak peek at the display last week before the doors open to public.
Singapore’s largest ever water sports festival, the DBS Marina Regatta will be happening on 18 to 19 May and 24 to 25 May 2013 at Waterfront Promenade @ Marina Bay.
The DBS Marina Regatta consist of 2 parts: The Dragon Boat Races and Bay Festival.
The dragon boat races will be held from 18 to 19 May, featuring eight race categories. Each category will feature both 200m and 500m races held on 18 and 19 May respectively. Expect lots of action as close to 120 international and local teams, including national teams from Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines paddle it out. The race schedule can be found here.
To further vitalise the event, a rousing drum competition and colourful cosplay parade with more than 100 cosplayers will also be held at the Bay for the public’s viewing pleasure.
The DBS Marina Regatta Bay Festival will be held from 24 to 25 May. Members of the public will be able to soak up the atmosphere with other fun-filled activities at the bay, including entertainment, food and games for the whole family. They will be able to participate in watercraft workshops and try their hand at dragon boating, kayaking and sailing, compliments of DBS. The public can also expect to be thrilled by stage games and booth activities such as water games, painting, and dumpling fishing. In addition, they will be able to enjoy a variety of sweet and savoury delights, and to be entertained by live musical performances from popular local acts, such as Electrico and Jack and Rai.
OK, we all know that How I Met Your Mother will come to an end in season 9. So as we approached the season 8 finale, I can’t help but wonder…. will we finally meet the mother? Even the teaser promo seems to suggest that we might be seeing the mother.
OK, maybe we shouldn’t trust the teaser promo. How about Alyson Hannigan (Lily) interview with David Letterman? She said that we won’t need to wait till the last episode of the series to meet the mother. Does that mean that the mother will appear on season 8 finale? Or somewhere in season 9?
Come on. Please let us know who is the mother!
Here’s my guess. I think they will reveal who is the mother at the last moment of season 8 finale. It’s going to be those thing where they just show you the face of the mother for 1 second and roll credits. What do you think?
Well, we will find out in 12 hours time……
The European Union Film Festival, Singapore 2nd longest running film festival, is back for the 23rd year. The Festival will run from 15 to 26 May 2013 at Shaw Lido. This year’s line up is the largest ever with 28 carefully handpicked European films that showcase the rich and cultural diversity of Europe.
I was invited to watch Suicide Room from Poland during the media preview. Suicide Room tells a story of a teenage school boy from a wealthy family who is accused of homosexuality. A series of humiliating events causes him to retreat into his room and fall into depression. During this time, he meets a suicidal girl online and eventually loses contact with reality and become engrossed in a virtual world.
Jointly organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Singapore (EU) and the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU, the 23rd EUFF will feature acclaimed films which have never been released commercially here and films that have earned the praise of audiences worldwide. They include films by renowned directors Olivier Assayas from France, Italian Academy Award-winner Gabriele Salvatores, and Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke.
Since 2009, the EUFF has facilitated a cultural dialogue between European and local cinema by partnering with film schools to showcase student short films alongside European feature films. The EUFF’s film school partner this year is the distinguished Chapman University Singapore. The Festival will be screening 15 short films by Chapman students and alumni, and will also involve students in other areas such as marketing and the filming of a Festival teaser.
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is time for you to ballot for the National Day Parade Tickets again. Woohoo!!!
You may apply for your tickets from now till 20 May 2013. You can apply via SMS, SAM and AXS stations, at the NDP website or through the NDP mobile application. The easiest way will be through the NDP website. As usual, you can ballot for 2, 4 or 6 tickets to either the NDP preview (3 Aug) or the actual parade (9 Aug). Those who apply for a lower the number of tickets have a higher chance of successfully obtaining them.
Also, those who successfully balloted for NDP 2012 ticket will not be eligible for this year’s balloting exercise.
Successful applicants will be notified via SMS between 31 May 2013 and 4 June 2013.