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Tiger Beer limited edition mahjong set

Tiger Beer is giving away a limited edition mahjong set this Chinese New Year period.

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Simply buy 4 Tiger 24-can packs from any supermarket to qualify. Bring the original receipt and NRIC to Letrain Redemption Centre (2 Serangoon Rd, The Verge 03-03 , Singapore 218227) to redeem.

Promo period is from 26 December 2016 to 15 January 2017. While stocks last. You can SMS TIGERBEER to 8822 2121 to check if the mahjong set is still available for redemption.

Starbucks Singapore celebrates 20 years

Oops, this post is 1 day late.

Starbucks celebrates 20 years in Singapore yesterday. The first Starbucks opens its door on 14 December 1996 at Liat Tower. Singapore was the 3rd country outside North America to have a Starbucks Store.

To celebrate its 20th anniversary in Singapore, Starbucks is launching a limited edition local dot collection mug. Priced at $32.90 and includes a $10 Starbucks Card. Hurry, the mug is only available from 12 to 18 December 2016.

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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.

IMDA censored the middle finger scene in Top Gun

Channel 5 was showing Top Gun yesterday evening. I seldom watch TV nowadays but I can’t give this 30 year old classic a miss.

But something seems different. They censored the iconic scene where Tom Cruise was flying inverted and “communicating” with the enemy plane. (AKA showing the middle finger)

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Ok, I know the movie was showing at 7pm and there are kids watching. But censoring away a scene because it contains the middle finger seems a bit extreme. What is wrong with the censorship board? Are they telling us that the middle finger is not suitable for a movie rated PG?

So it is ok to show premarital sex, topless man in locker room and war scene where a couple of fighter jets get shot down. But it is not ok to show someone showing the middle finger? Seriously? No wonder people are watching less TV nowadays. Why bother watching a badly censored movie? Go get the DVD or stream on Netflix instead.

Well, thank you IMDA for ruining a classic movie like Top Gun. This image is for you.

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PS: They censored this scene too.

Starbucks Singapore opens its 7th Reserve Store at Marina Bay Sands

Coffee lovers, there is a new Starbucks Reserve Store in town. Starbucks Singapore just opened its 7th Reserve Store at Marina Bay Sands.

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The Starbucks Reserve Store at MBS is also the first in Singapore to offer the rich coffee experience of the Siphon Brewing method. Coffee lovers will also be able to explore and sample other brewing methods with Starbucks Reserve Coffee such as the Clover brewer, the Chemex coffeemaker, the traditional Coffee Press and Pour-over, in addition to the usual hand-crafted coffee and tea beverages.

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Do check out the new Starbucks Reserve Store at MBS. I must say that its the most beautiful Starbucks store in Singapore.

PS: It’s right outside the ice skating rink.