Starbucks Planner 2016 by Moleskine

Here’s a beautiful Starbucks Moleskine 2016 Planner.

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The Starbucks Planner 2016 by Moleskine is priced at S$38.90. The planner is also available at $28.90 when you load $50 value into a Starbucks Card at a store. Every set comes with a limited edition Starbucks Card.

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I personally have no use for a Moleskine planner. But I really love the look of the limited edition Starbucks Card.

Netflix coming to Singapore

Good news everyone. Netflix announced that it will be expanding into Singapore in early 2015.

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Once launched, Internet users will be able to subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch a curated selection of popular TV shows and movies in high-definition or even Ultra HD 4K on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Additionally, younger viewers will find a wide selection of programming for kids.

Netflix will be available at launch on smart TVs, tablets and smartphones, computers and a range of Internet-capable game consoles and set-top boxes. Netflix members can watch whenever, wherever they like, and on any Netflix-ready device they choose. Members can start watching on one device, pause, and then pick up where they left off on another, at home or on the go.

Pricing, actual launch date, programming and supported devices will be available at a later date.

Netflix will open an office in Singapore in coming months, making it the hub for its expanding operations in Asia.

PAP wins in a landslide

We’ve been hearing about freak election results by the PAP. I guess it is fair to say that this is really a freak election result although it is in PAP’s favour. PAP won the 2015 General Elections in a landslide of 69.86% votes.

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To be fair, the sentiments on the ground seems different compared to 2011. People were less angry with PAP this time. Perhaps the SG50 celebration and passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew played a part. I was expecting the PAP to have a slight increase in their support. I was guessing somewhere along 62% – 65%. Never did I expect 69.86%.

And even more surprising is that the Workers’ Party lose Punggol East SMC and East Coast GRC. WP won Punggol East SMC in a By Election in 2012. Lee Li Lian has been doing a good job. Really didn’t expect to see them lose the SMC. And East Coast GRC was the worst performing GRC in 2011. This year, the WP field a very promising team. Not only did they not win the GRC, they only got 39.27% of the votes.

It was a disappointing results. But we have to respect the voters’ decision. Now the pressure is on PAP to keep their election promise.

We may support different political parties and have different views on how Singapore should be governed. But we must remember that the things that unite us are far greater than the things that divide us. We are still Singaporeans and we call this island our home. End of the day, we all want to make Singapore a better place for our children.

Let’s put aside our political difference and go back to making Singapore a better place.

I’ve voted

I’ve voted.

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This is the 2nd time I’m voting (3rd if you count the 2011 Presidential Election).

It was a smooth process. I choose to go at around 4pm to avoid the lunch and dinner crowd. When I reached the polling station, which is just a short 3 minutes walk from my house, there was no other voters. Yeap. No queue at all.

Thank you to all those on duty today and making it possible for Singaporean to vote.

Now let’s wait for the results tonight. Hope that everyone will respect the voters’ decision.

Workers’ Party rally at Bedok Stadium

Wednesday evening was the last day of campaigning. The Workers’ Party held their rally at Bedok Stadium, near the hotly contested Feng Shan SMC and East Coast GRC. Like all Workers’ Party rally, there were lots of people. The stadium was almost full packed.

This photo was taken at around 9pm.

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And bear in mind that there were no chartered buses or free Nasi Lemak for supporters attending the rally. They came from all over Singapore to support the WP. The whole stadium is so crowded that it’s quite difficult for me to take photos. Can hardly see the candidates even with my 70-200mm on 1.6 Crop sensor.

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A lot of focus were put on the East Coast GRC and Feng Shan SMC candidates. There is a high chance that they might win these seats from the PAP. I wish them all the best!

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Mr Low Thia Khiang is the last speaker for the evening. I love the Workers’ Party slogan. Empower your future. That is what the election is about.

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Supporters from around the island came to Bedok Stadium to support the team. They came prepared with flags, placards and even inflatable hammer.

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Do you hear the people sing? Singing the song of angry men?

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The rally ended with everyone reciting the Singapore pledge. The supporters keep chanting “Workers’ Party” as they slowly make their way out of the stadium. It went on non-stop for at least 20 minutes.

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Today is polling day. Vote wisely everyone.