There is a 3D printer now in the International Space Station. The 3D printer was installed recently and has manufactured the first 3D printed object in space. This is great new for future long-term space expeditions. Replacement parts for repairs could be produced in space and astronauts need not rely on supplies from earth.

Pretty cool huh? If this works, future space expeditions just need to bring along a 3D printer and raw material. They can print out the stuff when they need it.

It is a tradition for Orchard Road to be decorated with beautiful lights during the festive season. This year’s theme is Christmas on a Great Street. To mark the celebration of 50 years of tourism development, there is a photo exhibition of past Christmas light ups at Shaw House Urban Plaza.
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Here are some of the photos that I took on the first day of the Christmas Light Up. I must say that this year’s Orchard Road Christmas Lights is better than the past 2 years. I’ll most likely be going back again soon to take more photos. (Been busy lately. And that also explains why it took me so long to post this)
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Starbucks Singapore just revamped the My Starbucks Rewards program recently. The new rewards program will feature a three tiered rewards program comprising Welcome, Green and Gold levels.
The revamped My Starbucks Rewards program will work on a ‘Stars’ system, where Starbucks customers can earn 5 Stars for every cumulative S$5 spent.
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I just received my Gold Card yesterday. Love the bling.
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Good news LEGO fans. Singapore’s first-ever LEGO Certified store will be opening its door this coming Saturday, 29 November 2014 at 10:30am. The LEGO Certified store is located at Suntec City Tower 3, #03-364/365.
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And like all LEGO store opening, the first 50 customers to spend S$100 or more on LEGO products in-store will receive the exclusive limited edition mini LEGO Brand Retail New Store Opening set (3300003). Limited to 1 set per customer.
There is also a Family Gift With Purchase Lucky Dip where children up to 16 years old can take part in the Lucky Dip, when you make a purchase in-store, and receive a small gift. 1 redemption per child.
Spend over S$88 in a single receipt for a chance to win exclusive 3D LEGO Fox Model, LEGO Creator Expert Parisian Restaurant (10243) or LEGO Creator Expert Horizon Express (10233) in the lucky draw.
And the first 50 sets of LEGO Super Heroes Arkham Asylum Breakout (10937) will retail at a special offer price of $199.90.
These and many more attractive promos and prizes waiting for you at the new LEGO Certified store. See you there this coming Saturday.

Uber Singapore is waiving taxi booking fees for all uberTAXI booking from today till 7 December 2014.
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There’s no promo code to enter. Just go to your Uber app and request for a uberTAXI. The driver will enter the fare minus booking fee into their Uber Driver App and you’ll receive the receipt in your email. You get to save between S$2.30 and S$3.30 on every ride.
This offer is available to all existing Uber users including new users. So hurry. Promo ends on 7 December.

There is a Android malware circulating via SMS as we speak now. The SMS goes something like this “XXX Is this your photo? http://url7.me/NwVk1” where XXX is the receiver’s name. DO NOT CLICK on the URL.
If you receive this SMS from your friend, that means your friend’s phone has been infected by the malware.
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If you click on the URL, it will download and install an Android App call PhotoViewer.apk. This malware will go through your address book and send the SMS to all your contacts. To remove the malware, use F-Secure Mobile Security (30-day free trial) from the Google Play store. It will detect and prompt you to remove the Photo Viewer malware.
If I’m not mistaken, iPhone users are safe from this malware. For Android users, if you set your security settings to only allow apps from trusted sources, you are safe too.
Do not click on any URL if you are not sure where it leads to. If your friend suddenly send you a URL out of the blue, ask him/her what’s the URL first before clicking. Always check before clicking. You never know when your friend might be infected with a malware.