The original zombie infested 5K obstacle course race, Run For Your Lives is coming to Asia and the first stop is going to be Singapore.
Coming all the way from US with more than 30 successful events since 2011, the event pit survivors against zombies. Runners will be donning belts worn under their waists with 3 flags that represent their lives. As they make their way through the treacherous obstacle course, they will encounter zombies who will attempt to grab these flags.
If the runners make it to the end with at least one life flag remaining, they have outmaneuvered the undead and well deserving of a coveted survivor medal. Otherwise, they can celebrate being part of the infected with a shiny new medal to confer their new status.
Run For Your Lives Asia will be happening on 11 January 2014 at the Padang with the race route going around Marina Bay Waterfront.
Will you survive the zombie apocalypse? Sign up for Run For Your Lives Asia to find out. Hurry, registration closes on 31 December 2013. Visit the Facebook page for the latest updates.

WeChat announced recently that they have been certified by TRUSTe, a leading global Data Privacy Management (DPM) company that provides privacy assessments, certifications, monitoring tools, and compliance controls – one of the foremost social mobile apps (and websites) in the world to have done so.

The announcement is part of WeChat’s ongoing commitment to online privacy, transparency and consumer choice. WeChat is now one of the top mobile social communication apps in the world to receive this certification.
WeChat has built privacy measures that allow users to control who joins their friends list, views their information and manages how others can find them online. For higher security and control, users have the option to activate two-way authentication to initiate a chat, opt in and out of location-based services (LBS) function any time and to block out undesirable contacts.
TRUSTe powers trusted relationships between users and service providers. The TRUSTe Certified Privacy Seal granted to WeChat and its website proves WeChat’s operation has fulfilled the comprehensive privacy certification requirements established by TRUSTe. The certification process helps to ensure that WeChat is transparent and WeChat is accountable to the practices outlined in the app’s privacy policy statement.

MTV has crowned One Direction MTV’s Stars of 2013, after the unstoppable UK boy-band chalked up an astounding 40.8 million votes in the inaugural international #MTVstars social media campaign to edge out US pop idol Justin Bieber, whose fans registered an impressive 40.5 million votes. The results of the #MTVstars Twitter vote were announced on social media recently.
The competition was close up to the very end, with the global pop powerhouses neck and neck on the leaderboard throughout the month-long social media campaign, which saw over 117 million votes flood in from around the world via Twitter.
Throughout the month-long MTV’s Stars of 2013 activation, MTV gave fans around the world the chance to have their say and vote for the best and biggest musical acts of the year with the #MTVstars social campaign. Music fans cast votes in their tens of millions using the name of their favourite artist and the hashtag #MTVstars, which was a trending topic in 127 locations around the world and registered an astonishing 50,000 tweets per minute.
Other global superstars rounding out the top 10 of MTV’s Stars of 2013 were Ke$ha, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Wanted, Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Rihanna and Little Mix.
MTV’s international channels and online platforms dedicated the month of December to celebrating the brightest music stars of 2013 with a special programming line-up featuring brand new concert performances from today’s hottest artists, new music specials, in addition to the #MTVStars social campaign. Every Friday night throughout December, MTV’s Stars of 2013 is providing fans around the world with exclusive access to the biggest names in music through the renowned live music franchise MTV World Stage and music programs such as the extended deluxe edition of tell-all documentary “Miley: The Movement.” The month will be crowned with MTV’s official countdown special*, “MTV’s Biggest Music Moments of 2013”, revisiting the year’s most talked about music moments.

Here’s a nice flip case for the HTC One. The Double Dip Flip is a slim hard-shell case with protective fabric wrap around.
The best part about the case is that it folds into a landscape stand. Great for watching videos on your HTC One.
HTC One Double Dip Flip 1
Retails at S$49 and comes in Black/Red colour. Also available for HTC One mini, HTC One max and HTC Desire 601.

Starbucks Singapore raised a total of S$62,655.30 for The Salvation Army during the recent Open House. This is the highest amount in the 10 years partnership. A total of 29,411 cups of complimentary tall-sized Christmas beverage were given away at 98 Starbucks outlets nationwide.
It is also the first time Starbucks had Christmas Festival and mini-concerts featuring more than 20 local artists supported by Starbucks.