Wednesday, July 27, 2016

THE WAILING 《哭声》| In Cinemas 28.07.2016!

 
After so long... this is one of the horror-iest movie since I last watch one!
 


 An old stranger appears in a peaceful rural village, but no one knows when or why. As mysterious rumors begin to spread about this man, the villagers drop dead one by one. They grotesquely kill each other for inexplicable reasons. The village is swept by turmoil and the stranger is subjected to suspicion. From acclaimed director Na Hong-Jin, starring Kwak Do-Won, Hwang Jung-Min and Chun Woo-Hee. THE WAILING opens in Singapore on 28th July!

一名神秘的年老日本人搬到村边树林里隐居。一时间,村内谣言四起。同时村庄发生了一系列残暴而难以解释的神秘谋杀。警察面对系列谋杀毫无头绪,既找不到凶手,也没有合理的解释。很明显,这些凶杀案已经超出了理性能够解释的范围。由著名导演罗泓轸执导,郭度沅 、黄政民 和千禹熙领衔主演。《哭声》即将在7月28日上映!
 
 











 
This movie is really nice! It allows you to keep thinking throughout the show and even after.. like who is the ghost or sth.. its till the end then they reveal who is the real ghost. Its a pretty long movie of 156 min, which is about 2 hr 36 mins. Make sure you pee before going to watch the show.. bring jacket or blazer or blanket if you're watching at Cathay Orchard Cine Leisure.. the Hall 3 is SUPER COLD~! Dunno is the ghost around or its just the air-con!? Lol~! Wahaha... But just bring la... I was really shivering till the end of the show. My partner said its a very nice show which will keep you thinking.. and she likes it alot. So much that she probably wanna watch it the 2nd time! I like how the director twist the movie here and there.. very thrilling and it wouldn't bore you! Catch this Korean Horror Movie soon before it ends.. it will be in cinemas on 28th July 2016!
 
 
Movie rating: 8/10
Scare level: 8/10

 

 

THRILLING YOU IN CINEMAS ON 28 JULY 2016!
 
 
 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

POCARI SWEAT RUN 2016!

 
More than a race, POCARI SWEAT Run 2016 completes its journey to the Moon!
Tied closely to the Lunar Dream Capsule Project, about 10,000 runners completed the remaining 80,000 KM of POCARI SWEAT’s 380,000 KM journey to the Moon
 
Astronaut joins in the flag-off for runners  (Photo credit to POCARI SWEAT Run 2016)
 
Singapore, 23 July 2016 – Around 10,000 runners were flagged off from The Float @ Marina Bay at 6pm today for the fifth edition of the POCARI SWEAT Run in Singapore. This year’s run saw runners covering the remaining 80,000KM of the 380,000KM journey to the Moon.  

Tied closely to the Lunar Dream Capsule Project, the lunar-themed run is linked to POCARI SWEAT’s ambition to be the first beverage in history to successfully launch and land on the surface of the Moon! Specially designed and developed in partnership with Astroscale, the Lunar Dream Capsule contains POCARI SWEAT powder, with the hopes that the beverage can one day be made with water found on the moon’s surface.
 
Alluding to the physical journey the Lunar Dream Capsule would take from Earth to the lunar surface, runners who took part in the previous editions of POCARI SWEAT Runs have contributed a cumulated distance of 380,000KM. Over the four years, participants have covered a total of 300,000KM - a distance which is more than 75% of the distance between the Earth and the Moon. In continuation of their efforts, POCARI SWEAT Run 2016 was momentous as runners completed the remaining 80,000KM to conclude this allegorical ascend to the Moon.  

There to flag off the 5KM Men’s and Women’s Competitive categories with Ms. Wina Wong, Country Manager of POCARI SWEAT Singapore, was Dr. Wong, President of Singapore Medical Association; Miss Eunice Toh, Executive Director of Tan Tock Seng Hospital Community Fund; Mr. Whang Shang Ying, Chief Executive Officer of Lam Soon Singapore Pte Ltd; and Mrs Mui Kok Kah Wei, Senior Director, NTUC FairPrice (Purchasing and Merchandising).   

Mr. Yoshihiro Bando, Operating Officer of Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Japan, was also present to flag off participants for the 10KM Men’s and Women’s Competitive category, joined by Mr. Seah Kian Peng, Chief Executive Officer for NTUC FairPrice Co-operative Ltd; and Mr. Tng Ah Yiam, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, NTUC FairPrice (Merchandising). 

Both distance categories saw runners putting their best stride forward, coming in at commendable timings. The 10KM Open saw Khemraj Rai and Concetta Arcella coming in first with timings of 34 minutes 20 seconds and 41 minutes and 58 seconds, respectively, for the Men’s and Women’s category. The 5KM Open Men’s saw Japhet Kurgat coming in at 17 minutes 20 seconds, while Vanja Cnops completed the race in 20 minutes 40 seconds. 

Japhet Kurgat, a 28-year-old Kenyan runner, finished the Men’s 5KM race with an impressive timing of 17 minutes 20 seconds. “This is my first POCARI SWEAT race, and I think that it was a really good one. I am happy with my timing, despite having to get used to the climate and the many sharp turns that tested my stamina during the run.” 

Concetta Arcella raced through the finishing line to an inspiring timing of 41 minutes 58 seconds to come in first for the Women’s 10KM category. The Australian who recently moved to Singapore with her husband said, “I was really impressed with how well-organised the race was. Everyone was so supportive - the marshals, supporters and even the runners who were running alongside me. I’m very pleased with today’s event and will definitely participate in next year’s run.”
 
Urban Drum Crew kicking off the post-run activities with a LED water drum performance (Photo credit to POCARI SWEAT Run 2016)
 
Upon completion of the race, runners participated in the different activities held at the Carnival area, with a unique LED water drum performance by Urban Drum Crew as the opening act. 

Thematic elements incorporated within the Carnival area contributed to the experience of a lunar expedition for participants. They were able to immerse themselves in the lunar experiential “Space zone” housed within the Carnival area, which featured three aptly themed booths to educate, entertain and challenge participants. 

At the Astroscale booth, a 1:1 scaled model of the IDEA OSG 1 Satellite - the world’s first micro-size satellite for the tracking and mapping of space debris - was showcased. Besides the educational panels, participants were also treated to insights from Mr. Yasu, Head of Brand Management at Astroscale, on the need for sustainability and role of IDEA OSG 1 in this mission. 

The ‘Astronaut Workout Challenge’ booth, a thematic fitness program created in collaboration with local gym - Reactiv - was a crowd favourite, with many participants taking part in the Astronaut Workout Challenge. Specially tailored, the HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout gave our runners an insight into the level of fitness required, given the physical demands an astronaut faces in a zero-gravity environment.
 

Participants posing at the photo-taking zone (Photo credits to POCARI SWEAT Run 2016)
 
The photo-taking zone, which featured a giant medal and an anti-gravity photo booth, attracted scores of participants who wanted to capture their run experience and contribution to the final leg of POCARI SWEAT’s journey to the moon.  

Gracing the event as well was Nobu Okada, Founder and CEO of Astroscale, POCARI SWEAT’s partner in the Lunar Dream Capsule Project. In sharing his aspirations for the project, Mr. Okada said, “Our partnership with POCARI SWEAT is based on a mutual love for challenges and excitement to be the first private payload project to the moon. It is my hope that the next generation will inherit this desire to overcome challenges to open this capsule.” 

Congratulating the top runners from the respective distance categories, POCARI SWEAT brand ambassadors, Mok Ying Ren and Neo Jie Shi, also encouraged other runners to keep running, sharing what it means to them to dream big through inspiring anecdotes from their personal athletic journeys.  

Jie Shi, a marathoner and Singapore’s representative at the Rio Olympics 2016, shared how she was inspired by the Lunar Dream Capsule Project’s ambitions to dream big, and how this has pushed her to set important goals for herself to work towards, both in her sport and in life. She also talked about how having support from her family, friends and POCARI SWEAT has motivated her to push the boundaries and work towards fulfilling her dreams.

“Follow your passion, keep chasing your dreams. You will never know where it will lead you to. I’ve applied this in every aspect of my life, not just sports; and I hope that I can inspire many others to do the same.” 

Developed to  be  the  closest  composition  to one’s BODYWATER  (fluid  inside the human  body),  POCARI  SWEAT recognises  the  importance  of  hydration  and  has ensured that its beverage is also suitable for proper hydration even when undergoing extreme conditions such as in space. 

A medical doctor, renowned top local marathoner and two-time SEA Games Gold Medalist, Mok Ying Ren, further emphasised the importance of proper hydration in one’s training regimen in order to reach their peak performance. Using his own experiences as a medical practitioner and athlete, Ying Ren shared how keeping our life in balance and our body in check, especially with hydration, can help us to push our boundaries and achieve our dreams.

“People underestimate the benefits of staying hydrated throughout the day, even at work. Being dehydrated can make one feel lethargic and fatigued. As 70% of our body is made up of water, it is very important to hydrate every day.”
 
POCARI SWEAT Ambassadors, Mok Ying Ren and Neo Jie Shi, with Ms. Wina Wong, Country Manager of POCARI SWEAT Singapore, planting the POCARI SWEAT flag on the 'Moon' (Photo credit to POCARI SWEAT Run 2016)
 
POCARI SWEAT Singapore thanked its supporters and runners for their contribution in achieving the milestone of completing 380,000KM in the past five editions of the run with a video of appreciation. To commemorate the completion of POCARI SWEAT’s journey to the moon, a lunar landing flag was collectively “planted” on-stage by Ms. Wina Wong and POCARI SWEAT Ambassadors - Mok Ying Ren & Neo Jie Shi.
 
 
Results
 
 

 
 
Here are some photos of myself taken at the Pocari Sweat Run 2016 that day!
 
 
With my friend at the run!
 
 
 
Here.. myself taking a shot at the last phase of the run.. I think this is the 4-5km portion and i would be running down and back to The Float!
 
 
 
Mission accomplished!
 


Here's a video of how it was like that day!
Its pretty happening! :)
 
I would say it is a successful and well-organised event..
and I'm looking forward to the next one! :)


 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Paradigm Launches Premium Wireless Series in Singapore!

 
Paradigm Launches Premium Wireless Series with DTS PLAY-FI® in Singapore
The freedom of high-resolution wireless audio streaming, the performance of Paradigm and the world’s ONLY powered wireless speakers & amplifier featuring Anthem® Room Correction (ARC™)
 
 
SINGAPORE, 15 July 2016 – Paradigm Electronics Inc., international leader in speaker design and manufacturing for over 30 years, officially announces the first three models of its Premium Wireless Series: PW 800 premium wireless speaker, PW 600 compact premium wireless speaker and PW AMP premium wireless amplifier. Utilizing DTS Play-Fi technology, Paradigm Premium Wireless Series products provide listeners the freedom and flexibility to stream their high-resolution music wirelessly (up to 24-bit/192kHz) over an existing Wi-Fi network to any number of connected speakers that utilize DTS Play-Fi technology once paired with the Play-Fi App.
 
Unlike many wireless platforms, DTS Play-Fi is an open platform, meaning listeners are able to mix and match any DTS Play-Fi-enabled audio products from a selection of top audio brands. In addition, Paradigm’s Premium Wireless Series products do not limit the listener with the need for proprietary hardware. The listener can use the Paradigm PW AMP, with its powerful Anthem class-D amplification, to instantly stream high-resolution audio to existing traditional loudspeakers or in-wall/in-ceiling speakers, no matter the brand. And listeners can take advantage of endless choices, from their own music libraries to online music streaming services like Tidal, Spotify, Rdio, Songza, Pandora etc. And they can stream their music from any device – Android, iOS, Kindle Fire or PC.
 
Premium Wireless Series product performance is further enhanced by Paradigm’s exclusive Anthem Room Correction (ARC) technology – included with ALL Paradigm Premium Wireless Series products. ARC technology uses advanced DSP algorithms to quickly and easily optimize speaker performance in any room. In just a few easy steps, the included microphone measures sound output, compares it to scientifically optimal response curves, and instantly adjusts your speaker’s output for perfect sound in that room. The listener will hear the improvement Anthem Room Correction can make in any room. No other wireless streaming product has ARC™.
 
“Over the past 33 years, Paradigm has crafted high-quality audio solutions for our customers, products our customers have come to love and expect from us,” said Zoltan Balla, Director of Product Development for Paradigm. “More than ever before, our customers are asking us for high-quality audio solutions that are wireless – and that’s where the Premium Wireless Series comes in. Whether the customer wants to start fresh with a complete wireless audio system throughout their home, add products to an existing wireless system or even make their existing passive speakers wireless, Paradigm’s Premium Wireless Series products are the solution. And with the inclusion of ARC™ with each Premium Wireless product, our customers have never heard their speakers sound better.”
 
Paradigm’s Premium Wireless Series products can be easily incorporated into existing control systems with the help of Fusion Research’s Ovation Play-Fi server. Ovation is the first music server to feature DTS Play-Fi technology. It allows clients to stream multiple discrete sources of music directly to any Play-Fi® enabled speaker or amplifier. Easily controlled by major automation systems, with two-way drivers for Control4, RTI, URC and Crestron, this piece creates the bridge to allow integrators to use Play-Fi® systems in custom installations. “We specifically created the Ovation Play-Fi® Server to work directly with Play-Fi® speakers and amplifiers like the ones Paradigm produces,” said Ingo Schmoldt, VP Sales, “Our piece creates the crucial link to controlling Play-Fi® technology with home automation systems and we’re excited to be working directly with Paradigm to grow this powerful open platform.”
 
Premium Wireless Series and DTS Play-Fi Technology Highlights:
    Stream high-quality lossless audio wirelessly over standard Wi-Fi Networks.
    All models feature exclusive Anthem Room Correction (ARC™) technology for tailored
music performance in any room. Each product includes a calibrated microphone for easy measurements.
    Compatible with multiple devices: Android, iOS, Kindle Fire and PC compatible.
    Stream Anything. Control Everything – In addition to streaming music services using
Play-Fi drivers for Windows and Android, users can download Play-Fi apps for Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire to gain access to more than 20,000 radio stations, podcasts, local music, media servers, and select cloud-based music services. Set-up, link and control all of the speakers on the network from the same streamlined interfaces.
    Open Ecosystem: All products work with any other DTS Play-Fi-enabled products
    Whole-Home Range: Play-Fi works everywhere your Wi-Fi does, even if range
extenders are used. It works over Ethernet and other IP-based networking technologies, too. There is no need for proprietary bridges or routers.
 
 
 
 
PW 800 – Premium Wireless Speaker
Two 1” (25mm) S-PAL dome tweeters
Two 5” (127mm) S-PAL™ woofers
Anthem® Class-D Amplifier; 460W Dynamic Peak; 230W RMS
Available Finishes: Black or White

Price: $1,499
 
 
 
PW 600 – Premium Compact Wireless Speaker
Two 1” (25mm) S-PAL™ dome tweeters
5” (127mm) S-PAL™ woofer
Anthem® Class-D Amplifier; 400W Dynamic Peak; 200W RMS
Available Finishes: Black or White 

Price: $1,199
 
 
 
PW AMP – Premium Wireless Amplifier
Power any existing non-powered speakers and stream lossless audio wirelessly.
Anthem® Class-D Amplifier
2 x 200W Dynamic Peak; 2 x 100W RMS into 4 ohms (compatible with 8 ohms)
RCA analog inputs, Ethernet 10/100, USB (for firmware updates), L/R speaker terminals
Available Finish: Black

Price: $999
 
 
 
Paradigm’s Premium Wireless Series will be available at all authorized Paradigm retailers in Singapore.
 
For technical specifications and more information visit: paradigm.com/wireless
 
 
 

Friday, July 22, 2016

USANA - Launch of MySmartShake!

 
USANA’s First Clean and Personalised Shake, MySmartShake Launches in Singapore – The Macronutrient Solution to a Healthy Lifestyle



(Singapore, July 16, 2016) – When it comes to nutrition, USANA Health Sciences offers some of the purest and highest-quality nutritional supplements available. Now, the global nutritional company can say the same with its new low-glycemic load and gluten-free MySmartShake, a customisable protein-based shake. Featured on the Dr. Oz Show and enjoyed by several Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) athletes,USANA’s MySmartShake will soon be hitting the sunny shores of Singapore. Against a backdrop of increasingly unhealthy, stressful lifestyles of living in metropolises, MySmartShake delivers themacronutrient solution to help consumers meet their personal lifestyle needs by rebalancing their diets.

 
The Macronutrient Gap

On top of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, our bodies require an optimal amount of macronutrients –protein, carbohydrates and fats — for us to perform at our best. However, the modern Singaporean diet comprises large amounts of processed carbohydrates and the excessive intake of these is often associatedwith obesity, heart diseases and diabetes. 
Our bodies also cannot live without fats – these provide essential fatty acids, and help with the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, such as Vitamins A, E & D. Unfortunately, many of us are getting these from the wrong sources — fats that are unhealthy. Excess fat is not only stored under the skin, but also in blood vessels and organs. USANA’s scientists have included the most beneficial form of fats that can be used more efficiently for energy in MySmartShake’s research-validated formulation. 


Eating clean made easy

“Singapore is renowned for being a food paradise with a wide range of cuisines. The culinary temptation coupled with a recent study that showed Singaporeans work some of the longest hours in the world means that for many of us, our diets are unbalanced either from overindulgence, convenience or lack of time,” said Ms. Carolyn Lee, regional General Manager of USANA Singapore and Malaysia. “We recognise a desire among consumers for simple, pure and clean products that are easy to consume regardless of lifestyle constraints. MySmartShake was developed to meet these demands, and help restore balance to our diets while supporting our journey to optimal health.” 


The Smart Solution

As we age or our lifestyle changes, our nutrition needs change, and MySmartShake allows us to create a protein shake based on our health goals and taste preferences in three simple steps.

1. Choose a protein base - whey or soy.
2. Choose a Flavour Optimiser - Dark Chocolate, Cappuccino, Banana, Orange Creme, or stick with the mild vanilla flavor of the base.
3. Take your shake to the next level by adding in a booster - USANA’s Protein Plus Whey Booster, Fibergy Plus, or fruits and vegetables of your choice.

“Packed with complete proteins, reduced levels of simple carbohydrates, coconut oil as a healthy source of saturated fat and no refined sugar, MySmartShake lets consumers fill their tummies in the most healthy and tasty way,” said Mr. Kenny Tan, Regional Senior Nutritionist at USANA Singapore. “It’s important to us that USANA is creating top-quality products that are not only innovative, but beneficial to those consuming them. Low-glycemic load and gluten-free, MySmartShake is a great addition to the groundbreaking nutritional supplements that USANA has to offer.”

 
 
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Here are the happenings at the Launch of MySmartShake Event!
 
 
 
Here almost all the influencers are here.. and we're waiting for the event to start in a short while.
At the back of us there are 3 tables with these items on it.. they are for a competition later which we would be involving to make our Best MySmartShake! Total of 3 teams competing - Team A, B & C! And I'm in the Team C! :)
 
 
Here is Kenny Tan, a Regional Senior Nutritionist sharing his knowledge on healthy diet and how MySmartShake would benefit our life.
 
 
 
And here we're bout to start our competition and we are allowed to choose 3 types of fruits for our First glass of MySmartShake!
 

 
My team working hard on it.. I like the spirit we have and everyone contributing a small part to the completion of our first glass of MySmartShake!
 
 
Apparently I was appointed as the leader.. probably I'm the only guy influencer in the team?
But actually I do nothing much one! I help them take photos like this above and give some sound advices and instructions! Basically wad a supervisor does la, isn't it!? Haha.. Jus joking~!
As you can see my team is very hardworking, they even googled or checked out Instagram posts to get some inspiration! --- See the phone at the bottom of the above picture! Dunno who's phone was that la.. :P
 
 
Finally we are ready to blend!
It is so EASY! Jus throw everything inside!
Of course we added the MySmartShake Whey powder to it else it wouldnt be called MySmartShake! :P
 
 
And the colour turns out really well!
And we even tried to add more berries to it and blended it 2nd time so that we would have two colours in our specially made drink - MySmartShake!
 
 
So here you go.. we have our First Glass of MySmartShake!
As I'm quite of a maculine guy over there so I helped to pour the drink from the blender to the glass, rather than jus taking photos and giving instructions! ha..

 
 
So here we are preparing to do our 2nd glass of MySmartShake!
 
 
These are the fruits we put in to the blender and we added USANA Probiotic powder and also a packet of CHIA Seeds!
 

 
So here it is.. our 2nd glass of MySmartShake!
 
 
Putting them together and making sure everything looks nice for phototaking!
 
 
So here's my TEAM C!
Great job guys!

Though we didn't won in this competition.. but to me.. we have won! :)


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Here's How I Make MySmartShake Soy
High-Quality Complete Protein at Home!



It is very easy! I just follow the steps at the back of the packet to make MySmartShake Soy!

1. Protein Base
(which is this MySmartShake Soy)

2. Flavor Optimizers
(to add a unique flavor benefit to your drink)

3. Performance Booster
(additional enhancements designed to take the personalization & performance of your MySmartShake a step further)



These are the content that I will be mixing for my drink!

1. MySmartShake Soy Protein (Vanilla Base)
2. Flavour Optimiser (Chocolate Flavour)
3. Probiotic Powder



This is how the MySmartShake Soy Protein Base looks like.



So here's the First Step!

1. Add 12-14 ounces of cold water to a shaker.
As I didn't have cold water at home, I added some ice to it!
(You can always improvise and modify your drink.. :))



2. Add 2 scoops of the MySmartShake Soy Protein Base.



3. Add the Chocolate Flavour Optimiser.



4. Add the Probiotic Powder.



It is how it will look like after adding everything!



5. Close the container, Shake well and it will be like this above!



You can pour it to a glass or jus drink it straight from the bottle.
I poured it into 2 plastic cups cos' I wanna share the goodness of this with my dad!
As I'm an active sports person, this drink would definitely serve as a good protein shake for me to drink after my workout or act as a Meal-Replacement Powder when needed.
The Probiotic powder added to the drink would help to promote healthy digestion and sound immune function! Hence, bringing out the BEST of this drink!



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