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Pentatonix in Singapore

Pentatonix in Singapore

Reading Time: 1 minute I caught the last show that Pentatonix had in Singapore last Thursday, buying the tickets at the last moment despite raising it up much earlier on Facebook. It was awesome. I mean, they sounded awesome over YouTube and iTunes. But hearing them live simply blow your mind off. The harmonies were great and the chemistry between the members was electrifying. A thumbs down for not allowing DSLRs and other cameras into the theatre, and yet allowing the audience to whip…

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Taking over the reigns of WPUG.SG

Taking over the reigns of WPUG.SG

Reading Time: 1 minute It seems that I am taking over the reigns of WPUG.SG, the Singapore WordPress User Group. WPUG.SG aims to be a community of WordPress publishers and developers who congregate to share and learn WordPress related ideas, stories and projects. After the last (and only) WordCamp and a few meet-ups after that in 2011, the organising efforts of meetups died out as the founding members drifted away into increasing work and studies responsibilities, me as well. The spark for a renewed WPUG.SG…

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Lorraine Tan’s My Singapore 2014 Concert

Lorraine Tan’s My Singapore 2014 Concert

Reading Time: 1 minute This week seems to be the week of performances. For three consecutive days, I sat through three different performances. On Tuesday, 16th August, I was given complimentary tickets to watch Lorraine Tan’s My Singapore 2014 Concert. Lorrainne has been doing My Singapore since 2011. It features primarily Lorraine and invited guests, who would perform Singapore related items. Lorraine would produce an original theme song and music video in celebration of National Day. And every year, there will be a beneficiary….

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Donating My Bone Marrow Experience

Donating My Bone Marrow Experience

Reading Time: 5 minutes I registered myself as a bone marrow donor in around June 2013. How I got to know the Bone Marrow Donor Programme (BMDP) was indirectly through my part-time internship stint at GNum. BMDP is Singapore’s bone marrow registry. There are numerous registries worldwide. Unlike the blood bank, which is supported by HSA, BMDP receives no government funding. The video production crew was sharing the same office space as GNum and they had just completed a shoot for the programme. After…

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Of: Releasing funds from dormant accounts for charitable uses

Of: Releasing funds from dormant accounts for charitable uses

Reading Time: 2 minutes And commenters on Facebook went ape-shit. Reading the article on CNA’s website, I would say it is just poor reporting: Nominated Member of Parliament Laurence Lien on Monday (July 7) suggested to the Finance Ministry and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to consider releasing the funds in dormant accounts for charitable uses, in order to better make use of funds that have remained untouched for 15 years or so. Mr Lien brought up the example of the United Kingdom,…

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Of: Qrientation 14/15: The Unofficial LGBTQA Freshie Orientation Camp

Of: Qrientation 14/15: The Unofficial LGBTQA Freshie Orientation Camp

Reading Time: 2 minutes This came up in my newsfeed on Facebook, through an anti-Pinkdot Facebook group: I am one of those who takes a neutral stand in the issue of LGBT in Singapore. If there is a group of students who wants like-minded students, let them be, just as with religious groups in school. Same thing in the general society. There is always a space for everyone. But some of the comments in the posts are kind of hilarious. Let’s see… What if the…

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