KDF Millennium Ride 2017

78 EPIC Cylist riders will endure 1,000km over 4 days to raise funds for the KDF Millennium Ride 2017. They will cycle from Malaysia to Singapore for this good cause on 3 – 6 March 2017.

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The yearly affair is organised by EPIC Cyclist, a local cycling group, and recognised to be one of the most mentally and physically challenging rides in the region. Participants are expected to withstand at least 9 hours of non-stop cycling to cover 250km each day through various terrains and battle unpredictable weather conditions.

The toughest challenge this year is covering 470km in the first two days and accumulating a total incline gain that is above the height of Mount Everest. EPIC Cyclist hopes to raise at least $300,000 this year. All proceeds from the donations will be channelled to needy kidney patients under the care of Kidney Dialysis Foundation.

You can do your part by donating here.

Overwatch Singapore Tournament 2017

Calling all FPS teams in Singapore! Logitech G is proud to present its first Overwatch Singapore Tournament 2017! Do you have what it takes to battle the top team in Singapore? Now is your chance to show off your skill and walk away with a total prize pool of S$5100.

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Registration close on 22th February 2017. The Online Qualifier 1 will happen on 25 and 26 February 2017. Interested participants can register here.

Parallels Toolbox for Mac

Parallels just launched version 1.5 of Parallels Toolbox for Mac designed to simplify essential everyday tasks.

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You can take a screenshot, secure files with a password, download video from YouTube or Facebook, record a screencast, or keep your Mac from sleeping with the push of a button using the Parallels Toolbox.

Parallels Toolbox 1.5 adds several refinements and enhancements to the stable of tools. For example, it is now faster and easier for users to get to any one of your favourite tools simply by dragging their icons to the Desktop, to the Dock, to the Mac menu bar, or to a new “Favorite Tools” area in the Toolbox menu.

Parallels has also added the option to capture system audio to the “Record Screen” tools.

Parallels Toolbox is a free update for existing Parallels Toolbox subscribers, and costs just US$9.99 per year for new customers.

LEGO Batman Movie Arkham Asylum (70912) in Singapore

The LEGO Batman Movie Arkham Asylum (70912) is coming to Singapore. This set is exclusive to Toys “R” Us worldwide. Usually that will mean that Singapore won’t be getting it. But surprise surprise. Singapore is getting it after all.

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The LEGO Batman Movie Arkham Asylum (70912) will be available on 14 January at 11am only at Toys “R” Us VivoCity.

First 100 customers receive a LEGO Limited Edition Rooster Set, The Joker Battle Training gift pack and a $10 voucher. Plus the first 50 customers receive a pair of LEGO Batman Movie Premiere Tickets.

There will be a launch party happening at Toys “R” Us VivoCity where you get to meet Batman, Robin, Batgirl and Geoffrey. There will also be popcorn, candyfloss, balloons and facepainting from 11am to 1pm.

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The LEGO Batman Movie Arkham Asylum (70912) retails at S$299.90.

Auld Lang Syne

Just a few more hours left in 2016. Feels so surreal. For a start, it certainly doesn’t feel like 31 December. Where did 2016 go? I still remember standing in the rain and taking photos of the 2016 New Year Day fireworks at MBS. Felt like just a couple of months ago.

And yes, I did said last year (and past few years) that I don’t want to take photos of the New Year fireworks again. But here I am, on New Year Eve, thinking if I should make the trip down. It’s really a love hate relationship.

2016 makes me realise that I’m no longer young. I turn 36 this year and its the 3rd time I see the year of the monkey. Seeing the nephews and niece grow up one by one. Time really flies. Someone told me that time seems to move faster as we get older because everything has become a routine. When there’s nothing new in life, time just seems to go faster. Maybe I should go out and do things that I usually won’t do in 2017 so that time won’t seem to move so fast.

If you want me to describe my feelings as I witness the time goes by, I think it will be regret. Regret that I didn’t do certain things in life. Regret that I didn’t grab hold of certain opportunity. Regret that I didn’t try that route. Regrets.

And perhaps that’s why no matter how much I hate going to take photos of the New Year fireworks, I still keep going every year. What if the fireworks turns out to be beautiful this year? What if I managed to take a beautiful shot this year? Will I regret not going?

Or maybe I’ll regret going. Lol.

Even though I regretted not doing certain things (or regretted doing certain things), life still goes on. Maybe that’s the beauty of life. There’s no save option in this life. No going back to a certain save point and restart if things goes wrong. You just deal with what comes along. And treasure everything you have while you still can.

Happy 2017 everyone. May you live this year without any regrets.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.