Saturday, March 31, 2012

Abercrombie and Fitch - FIERCE

my Gf bought me this...
i was surprised! as i did't expect her to buy this for me.
i only told her that i don't usually buy colognes for myself, its usually friends who will buy them for me on my bday or on an occasion. **But i'm not trying to hint her. :P

Adding to my collection of colognes.

This really has a nice smell.
quite similar to the one i like from KENZO.

Thanks Mich!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Most inspirational dance ever seen!



























Our MOST INSPIRATIONAL dance moves ever seen would be MICHAEL JACKSON'S MOONWALK!

He was the person who made this dance move FAMOUS!
A popping move that became popular around the world after Michael Jackson executed the dance move during a performance of "Billie Jean" on Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever on March 25, 1983 . It subsequently became his signature move, and is now one of the best-known dance techniques in the world.

So What is Moonwalk?

The moonwalk is a dance technique that presents the illusion of the dancer being pulled backwards while attempting to walk forward.

Let us take a look at how he did the moonwalk dance and made it popular world wide.



Who's the Real Inventor of Moonwalk?
I don't know if this is real... but i grab it from Ruby Stambaugh's Blog.
Read on... its quite interesting! :)

When I was younger I heard family stories about how we were somehow connected to Michael Jackson, but I never really understood what they were talking about. I wanted to clear it up once and for all, so I went over to my older brother Larry's house. My older brother Curtis was there, too.

"Okay," I said, "so what's our connection?"
"Michael's Moonwalk Dance," Larry said.
"His Moonwalk Dance? What's his Moonwalk Dance got to do with our family?"
"A lot. Our family did it first."
"Who did?"
"James."
"James? Our brother James?"
"Yep," Curt said. "He was the first."
"You're kidding."
"Nope. You've heard the family story about that."
"I've heard bits and pieces but I never paid attention. I always thought it was just family folklore."
"Oh no," Larry said. "It happened. We saw it. We were there. Me and Curt and James."
"Especially James," Curt said.
"So what happened?"

"It was back in 1982," Larry said. "Even then Michael was already a big star but he wasn't quite yet a superstar, so he still used to give small concerts. He decided to give one at Willow Run High School. Since me and Curt and James were old graduates the principal asked us to be volunteer parking lot security guards. No money, but we didn't care. We just wanted to see 'The Michael Jackson.'"

"So we're walking around the parking lot, checking to make sure everything's all right before Michael's arrival. James was joking around with Curt about something or other and wasn't paying attention where he was walking and BAM! He stepped in a pile of dog crap."

"I mean a big pile," Curt said. "A HUGE pile."

"Humongous," Larry said. "James got the dog crap on both soles of his shoes. I mean they were covered, about six inches thick. And man, he was hot. So he scraped his right shoe against the pavement to get it off. Then he scraped his left shoe. Then his right. Then his left. Well, the horse dog that left that deposit must have had greasy burritos for lunch because James started sliding backwards. And that made him even madder. He kept cussing and huffing and puffing and scraping, and the harder he scraped the farther and faster backwards he went. Faster and faster. He was smoking. I bet he was doing - what would you say, Curt?"

"Oh, he was flying. Probably 30 miles an hour."

"At least. So there went James, trying to get some forward traction but still slipping and sliding backwards. And just as he was sliding outside the parking lot gate, Michael's limo pulled in. The driver saw James and screeched to a halt. Michael stuck his head out the window. His mouth hung open as James slipslided backwards past him. Finally I guess the dog crap on James' shoes wore off because he slowed down to a crawl, then stopped, teetered back and forth, back and forth, and finally fell straight back onto the pavement."

"Michael and his entourage jumped out of the limo and ran over to James. Smoke was still coming from his shoes, and the soles had a slight orange glow. Me and Curt ran over, too. Michael leaned over top of James and said 'Are you all right?' James raised his head and nodded. Michael said 'Man, that was the coolest dance I've ever seen! Can I borrow it for tonight's concert?' James nodded again. Then Michael sniffed the air and his nose wrinkled up."

"That was back when he still had his original nose," Curt said.

"Yeah. So he leaned into James' face and said 'But I think I'll try it without the dog crap!' Then he cackled. Then his entourage laughed. Hell, even me and Curt laughed. Then Michael said 'Come on. I have some quick rehearsing to do.' So him and his entourage piled back in the limo and drove off."

"So where was James? "

"Still lying there on the pavement. Me and Curt went over and picked him up. By then his shoes had stopped smoking, and the orange glow was gone, but he still smelled like dog crap. So we tossed him in Curt's car trunk and took him home. And that night, right there on the Willow Run auditorium stage, Michael did Brother James' Dogcrap Slide."
"But without the dog crap."
"Without the dog crap. And when he was done he called it the Moonwalk. And the rest is dance history."

"So he stole the dance from James."
"Not really stole. We were there. James was delirious but he did tell Michael he wouldn't mind if he used his Dogcrap Slide."
"Man. I bet James hated Michael after that."
"I think at first he did. But he was always a big fan of Michael. So after a while he got over it. Well, not completely."
"Why do you say that?"

"I remember after that there were evenings he'd leave the house with a flour sack, and later at night he'd come back to the front yard and dump out his collection of Willow Run neighborhood dog turds. And for the rest of the night me and Curt would watch him from the bedroom window. He'd be singing at the top of his lungs 'Billie Jean is not my lover,' the whole time cussing and huffing and puffing and scraping. Now I don't know if it's because Michael already claimed it as his own, or maybe it was the nonskid quality of the neighborhood dog turds he collected, but after that parking lot incident James could never ever again do his Dogcrap Slide."

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Shaun knows how to do the moonwalk too...
Check out this video below. It was taken some time back... :)



Michael Jackson is a legend.. who created the dance moves that inspire many.
And that... includes Shaun & William.


More videos of Michael Jackson...

Thursday, March 29, 2012

TITANIC 3D

The movie was AMAZING!


I went to watch this TITANIC 3D movie proudly given by OMY!
It was really a nice show.. now in 3D!


84 years later, a 100-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley.
Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game.
And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning. 

Main Cast:
Billy Zane, Frances Fisher, Gloaria Stuart, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, Leonardo DiCaprio 
Director: 
James Cameron
Genre: 
Adventure, Drama, History, Romance 
Release Date: 
2012-04-05 

Here are some pictures from the movie...
 Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet
It was back in 1997 when they worked together in the show together...
 
they are known as Jack and Rose in the movie.
In this scene.. Rose was fascinated by the drawings done by Jack and she's flipping thru' it :)




Jack suffering from hypothermia is dying.. or had passed out.
It was really sad at that moment.

To many of you who might not believe.. this is my FIRST TIME watching TITANIC! :P
BUT i went to the TITANIC ARTIFACT EXHIBITION already :P ... and i've blogged about it. Check out the blog post here!


More Info on the Film Titanic ...
Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson, Kate Winslet as Rose DeWitt Bukater, Gloria Stuart as Old Rose, and Billy Zane as Rose's fiancé, Cal Hockley. Jack and Rose are members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage.

Cameron's inspiration for the film was predicated on his fascination with shipwrecks; he wanted to convey the emotional message of the tragedy, and felt that a love story interspersed with the human loss would be essential to achieving this. Production on the film began in 1995, when Cameron shot footage of the actual Titanic wreck. The modern scenes were shot on board the Akademik Mstislav Keldysh, which Cameron had used as a base when filming the wreck. A reconstruction of the Titanic was built at Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, and scale models and computer-generated imagery were also used to recreate the sinking. The film was partially funded by Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox, and, at the time, was the most expensive film ever made, with an estimated budget of $200 million.[2][3][4]

Upon its release on December 19, 1997,[6] the film achieved critical and commercial success. It equaled records with fourteen Academy Award nominations and eleven wins, receiving the prizes for Best Picture and Best Director.[7] With a worldwide gross of over $1.8 billion, it was the first film to reach the billion dollar mark, remaining the highest-grossing film of all time for twelve years, until Cameron's next directorial effort, Avatar, surpassed it in 2010.[8][9] Titanic is also ranked as the sixth best epic film of all time in AFI's 10 Top 10 by the American Film Institute.[10] The film is due for theatrical re-release in 3-D on April 4, 2012 to commemorate the centenary of the Titanic setting sail on April 10, 1912.[11][12]

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The iPad 3 - The Resolutionary

Basically the new iPad 3 has the following to WOW!

- Breakthrough Retina Display
- 5MP iSight Camera
- iLife and iWork
- Ultrafast Wireless

We will touch on each of these aspects individually.


 1. Retina Display

It is FOUR times more mega pixels than iPad 2.
Razor-sharp text. Richer colours.

 See the comparisons to the iPad 2 below.

 Click on the images to view the actual size of these pictures.

It would definitely be reading everything so clear.. so good!

Everything you do with iPad, you do through its large, beautiful display. And when the display is better, the entire iPad experience is better. The Retina display on the new iPad features a 2048-by-1536 resolution, 44 per cent greater colour saturation and an astounding 3.1 million pixels — in the same 9.7-inch space. That’s four times the number of pixels in iPad 2 and a million more than an HDTV. Those pixels are so close together, your eyes can’t discern individual ones at a normal viewing distance. When you can’t see the pixels, you see the whole picture. Or article. Or game. In ways you never could before.

A Breakthrough Display



 In order to create a display with four times the pixels, we had to design it in a completely new way. You see, every pixel in a display has multiple signals telling it when to light up. But when you have a lot of pixels and a lot of signals on the same plane, signals get crossed and image quality suffers. To make sure everything on the new iPad looks crystal clear, Apple engineers elevated the pixels onto a different plane — separating them from the signals. It’s technology that’s breakthrough.


 Picture Perfect Performance

The dual core A5X chip with quad-core graphics drives four times the pixel of iPad 2, yet it still delivers the same smoothness and fluidity iPad is known for. Even with all that extra oomph, the iPad still gets an amazing 10 hours of battery life.


2. The iSight Camera

The 5-megapixel iSight camera features a backside illumination sensor that captures great-looking pictures whether by sunlight or candlelight. Autofocus, tap to focus, and tap to set exposure functions mean every photo you take instantly becomes a frameworthy gem. And with built-in face detection that automatically balances focus and exposure across up to 10 faces, there’s more room for more grins. So everyone look at iPad and say “Cheese”.


Full HD 1080p Video Recording
The iSight camera also lets you capture all the unpredictable, beautiful and hilarious moments. In 1080p HD, no less. And with automatic video stabilisation, your recording is free of bumps and shakes. Which is a big advantage when you’re laughing uncontrollably.

 The iSight camera uses advanced optics to give you the best picture possible. With an ƒ/2.4 aperture and a five-element lens, it captures light efficiently to produce a sharper overall image. And the hybrid infrared filter — typically reserved for expensive SLR cameras — keeps out harmful IR light for more accurate, uniform colours.


 3. iLife and iWork for iPad

 
iLife - With iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand for iPad, you can do all the fun, creative things you love to do. Like making movies, making music or making your photos look their best. All with a touch of your finger.
Click here to find out more!

 iWork - With Pages, Keynote and Numbers, you have everything you need to create beautiful documents, stellar presentations and impressive spreadsheets, in ways you’ve never imagined. All three are designed to work seamlessly with iPad and each one is available at the App Store.
  Click here to find out more!


4. Ultrafast Wireless

 The new iPad supports fast mobile networks around the world, including HSPA, HSPA+, and DC-HSDPA.* So you can download content, stream video and browse the web at amazing speeds.

The new iPad offers the most comprehensive support for fast networks around the world. It’s designed with two cellular antennas tuned to 12 different bands that access a larger frequency spectrum. That means you can travel almost anywhere in the world and get online. And your connection is always fast. iPad with Wi-Fi + 4G models connect to GSM/UMTS networks worldwide. If you want a local connection when you’re travelling, just pop in a local SIM card.

For the first time, you can share the high-speed data connection on your iPad. If your carrier supports it, set up iPad as a personal hotspot to connect up to five devices — such as MacBook Air, iPod touch or another iPad.

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 I personally do not own any iPad... but i certainly would like to have one!
Its so user-friendly and convenient.
I can read news and surf the net on my bed. :P
I can even watch videos/drama on my way to work and also when i'm travelling overseas on the plane, on the bus and even on the train. :)


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My role at the F&N Singapore Dance Delight Vol.3.

On 17th Mar 2012, I was at the newly refurbished Kallang Theatre as a VIDEO MAN!!!
Hmm... you guys must be wondering why I was there as a video man right?

Yep! For some of you who had read my previous posts or saw from my Facebook, I'm actually the Official Blogger with my for the F&N Singapore Dance Delight Vol.3 with my teammate, William and that day was the FINALS.

Just few days before the event, William and I actually spent some time at a cafe to discuss on how we can do a good coverage on this event to share with our readers and friends. After some thoughts, we came out with
TWO ROLES - Video Man & Photographer!!!

So I took up the Video Man role and William the Photographer. We thought this would be the BEST TEAMWORK coz we can each focus on our own role. One fully concentrate on taking GOOD VIDEOS and the other concentrate on taking NICE PHOTOS!!!


HERE'S MY SPOT FOR THAT NIGHT!
Can you imagine me standin' there for a few hours from 7-10pm ?
trying to capture all the videos to my camera.. Hehehe...
but really sad to say I missed the 17th team that came out to perform.
when I pressed stop recording button at the end of their performance, my camera told me MEMORY IS FULL! when I tracked back whether that video was saved.. it was not there. :(
Nevertheless.. I've tried my best!

It was a GREAT SHOW to watch!!!
Simply amazed by some of the dance moves made by the dancers!!!

being part of the media team representing myself as an official blogger for this SDD Vol. 3!
It's my honour.
 
Here.. presenting you myself and William...
THE
TEAM VIBRANT DUO!
We had our FREE FLOW F&N SPARKLING DRINKS during the breaktime!
It's TRULY REFRESHING!!!
 
Stay tuned to our upcoming post 
as we will bring you thru' GrEaT PHotOs & VideOs of that SDD Vol.3 (FINALS)!!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

SINGAPORE DANCE DELIGHT VOL.3 FINALS @ KALLANG THEATRE ON 17-MAR-2012




Hi everyone!!! That's Team Vibrant Duo - William and I bringing you guys the latest updates of SINGAPORE DANCE DELIGHT VOL.3 FINALS which we just ended few hours ago!!! 
 
 This is specially to those who did not managed to attend SDD Vol.3 (Finals). You have just missed some great performances!!! But fear not.. stay tuned to my next post as I will have a more detailed post with lotsa of PHOTOS & VIDEOS FOR YOU!!!  
 
ALRIGHT.... THE RESULTS FOR SDD VOL.3 FINALS!!! SCREAMMMMMM FOR THE TEAM YOU LIKE!!!! LADIES & GENTLEMAN, THE CHAMPION FOR SINGAPORE DANCE DELIGHT VOL.3 IS ..................... 
 
(DRUMROLLS) 
 
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CHAMPION: Da Street Soul
1st Runner Up: Elecoldxhot
2nd Runner Up: A-Team
Special Prize: Joyce And The Boys
Special Prize: Urban Myx

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Congratulations to Ladies of Da Street Soul for representing Singapore to Japan Dance Delight at Osaka!!! You girls did really well and I believed a lot of people who watched the performance was inspired by you all tonight!
To those who did not win don't be disheartened. Continue to have PASSION, FAITH & SOUL in your dancing and I'm sure one day you will make it top. ALL THE BEST!!!

More detailed post coming up!!!
Stay tuned okay!!! 
Cheers!!!! =)
 

Some polariods taken with other bloggers Jayley (left) and Miyo Han. :)

Friday, March 16, 2012

iPhone OS 5.1! Have you updated?


Apple iOS can be downloaded from iTunes by
connecting your iPhone and clicking the Update button or as a Delta OTA update through your iOS 5 device.


What's New
Version 5.1:
  • Japanese language support for Siri (availability may be limited during initial rollout)
  • Photos can now be deleted from Photo Stream
  • Camera shortcut now always visible on Lock Screen for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (4th generation)
  • Camera face detection now highlights all detected faces
  • Redesigned Camera app for iPad
  • Genius Mixes and Genius playlists for iTunes Match subscribers
  • Audio for TV programs and films on iPad optimized to sound louder and clearer
  • Podcast controls for playback speed and a 30-second rewind for iPad
  • Addresses bugs affecting battery life
  • Fixes and issue that occasionally caused audio to drop for outgoing calls

Requirements
Supports:
  • iPhone 3GS / 4 / 4S
  • iPad / iPad 2
  • iPod Touch 3rd Gen / 4th Gen

Thursday, March 15, 2012

MAKE IT RIGHT FOR A BETTER RIDE!

"Commuters, Commuters, Give up your seats. Don’t be shy, Give it a try!" These are words from 10-year-old Stella Yuen who took part in LTA's 'Make it Right for a Better Ride' contest last year, which garnered nearly 1,700 student entries. Besides the reflections from students like Stella, this year’s graciousness programme also featured the seniors who shared their thoughts on gracious commuting. Members from the Life Art Society also contributed Chinese verses inspiring gracious behaviours through calligraphy, adding an artistic boost to the public transport network.
You can see these vibrant posters and stickers featuring the winners at selected MRT stations, bus shelters, MRT trains and buses. Look out for them the next time when you take the trains or buses or check them out at www.facebook.com/WeKeepYourWorldMoving.

I'm a frequent user of the train service every day, traveling to and fro my work place and i noticed many ungraceful act of human beings on or outside of the train. So I'm here to Make it Right for a Better Ride!
  1. Give up your seat to the elderly
  2. Give up your seat to the pregnant lady
  3. Give up your seat to whoever that needs it more than you
  4. Say "Thank you" to the person who gave the seat to you
  5. Say "Excuse me" if someone is in your way, rather than pushing your way out
  6. Always stay behind the yellow lines till all the alighting passengers has alighted
  7. Allow passengers to come out of the train first before entering
  8. Move in to the center of the train so that more passengers can board on the same train with you too
  9. Do not bring food (esp. durians, as some people do not like the smell) or drinks on to the train
  10. Do not lean onto the poles for the commuters to grab
  11. Do not sit on the floor as it will disrupt the human traffic and cause inconvenience to the commuters
  12. Do not carry out unpleasant actions like digging your nose on the train
  13. Do not brush your hair too hard as it may be unhygienic to the person beside you
  14. Do not be too intimate with your partner on the train
  15. Do not spit on the train
  16. Do not speak too loud on the train
  17. Do not listen to your earpiece with very loud volume as it may disturb your fellow commuters
  18. Do not play games on your device with the music on, it may cause disturbance to others.
  19. Silent your mobile phone so that it would not disturb others
  20. Be prepared when the door is opening from the other side as you may be blocking the traffic that is coming from behind you 
  21. Cover your mouth when you yawn or cough
  22. Always try to leave the "Reserved Seat" empty for the elderly or pregnant woman to sit
  23. If you have available seats beside you, shift yourself to either the left or right seat so that the other couple whom you've been watching can sit together and chat
  24. Help to inform the person if his or her stuff drop onto the floor
  25. Pick up any litter that is on the floor
  26. Look after your kids, do not let them run around on the train or swing from one handle to another
  27. Try to keep yourself clean and fresh when boarding the train so that you do not stink
  28. When someone's bag is left opened, be kind to inform him or her
  29. Stay awake so that you would not doze off and knock onto the person beside u
  30. Do not stare at people even you have nothing to do
  31. Last but not least, DO NOT FART on the train!
*Note: These are points to note with respect to when you're on the train, it will be likewise for buses. :)

Here are the posters that were used for this campaign.

“和谐共乘一段旅程
安宁分享满厢温馨”
When you travel with others in mind, the journey will be peaceful and enjoyable

Christina Chen, Life Art Society

Like this Poster? Tweet: “#BetterRide When you travel with others in mind, the journey will be peaceful and enjoyable on.fb.me/betterride” by 28 March and stand to win a pair of movie tickets! 

“温馨乘坐一程
谦让其乐融融”
Giving up space to another makes for a pleasant ride.

Ngiam Tong Chang, Life Art Society

 Like this Poster? Tweet: “#BetterRide Giving up space to another makes it for a pleasant ride on.fb.me/betterride” by 28 March and stand to win a pair of movie tickets!

“Give up your seat, go inside
It’s not so hard to love your ride
Let’s be gracious, don’t cut queue
When everybody comes out, they will say “Thank you!”

Let everybody board the bus or train
There is no rush and there is no rain
That’s all I really have to say
So remember, don’t block the way”

Allen Quinn, 10, with Vice Principal Mdm Hong Gay Lee & Head of Department (Pupil Well-Being) Mr Yeo Wee Kiang

Pei Tong Primary School
Most Supportive School for “Make It Right For A Better Ride” Contest

Like this Poster? Tweet: “#BetterRide Give up your seat, go inside. It’s not so hard to love your ride! on.fb.me/betterride” by 28 March and stand to win a pair of movie tickets!

“If you want to enjoy your ride,
Then you must stand aside,
Do not stand near the door,
Be one gracious Singapore,
Do not block the way,
Come on, let’s do this today.”

Naveen Kaur, 12, Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School

Like this Poster? Tweet: “#BetterRide Do not stand near the door, be one gracious Singapore on.fb.me/betterride” by 28 March and stand to win a pair of movie tickets!

“A little consideration for seniors
Will be so noble and kind
For this good deed
Will remain in this heart of mine”

Koh Kay Seng, 71, Singapore Action Group of Elders (SAGE)
 
Like this Poster? Tweet: “#BetterRide A little consideration for seniors will be so noble and kind on.fb.me/betterride” by 28 March and stand to win a pair of movie tickets!

“Mirror mirror on the wall,
Who’s the most considerate of them all?
Those who choose to give it all,
Or those who make the rest fall:
It’s your choice to sit or stand tall.”

Lee Chong Hong, 13, Canberra Secondary School

Like this Poster? Tweet: “#BetterRide It’s your choice to sit or stand tall on.fb.me/betterride” by 28 March and stand to win a pair of movie tickets!

 “People who don’t give up their seats,
Think they are so much in need.
But they do not see them all,
The people who are about to fall.

People who don’t give up their seats,
Are always rocking to the beats.
Oh this not only throw their grace,
But also makes them lose ‘face’. ”

Chua Shin Yoong, 15, Yuhua Secondary School

Like this Poster? Tweet: “#BetterRide People who don’t give up their seats do not see people who are about to fall on.fb.me/betterride” by 28 March and stand to win a pair of movie tickets!

“让座于人,乐己乐人”
Offering a seat fills our hearts with happiness.


Tan Jwee Meng, Life Art Society

Like this Poster? Tweet: “#BetterRide Offering a seat fills our hearts with happiness on.fb.me/betterride” by 28 March and stand to win a pair of movie tickets!

“I like it when passengers give up their seat to those in need. Not grumpily but willingly.

I like it when they stand to the side,
So that there’s no need to squeeze my way in or out.

I like it when I can board the bus,
In ease without having to squeeze

Good citizens we are,
Who make it right for a better ride! ”

Song Jia En, Joween, 13, Chung Ching High School (Yishun)

Like this Poster? Tweet: “#BetterRide I like it when passengers give up their seat to those in need on.fb.me/betterride” by 28 March and stand to win a pair of movie tickets!

“I like,
When others move to the centre
Of the train to allow me to board.

I like,
When others don’t stand at the door
So that I can alight easily.

I like,
When I see the elderly’s tender smiles
When someone gives the seat to them.

I like,
To take the public transport as
others are gracious in every way! ”

Song Jia Juan, 10, Admiralty Primary School

Like this Poster? Tweet: “#BetterRide I like when others move to the centre of the train on.fb.me/betterride” by 28 March and stand to win a pair of movie tickets!
“Be a sport, give up your spot to someone who needs it a lot.”

Michael Ang En Xue, 9, Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School

Like this Poster? Tweet: “#BetterRide Be a sport, give up your spot to someone who needs it a lot on.fb.me/betterride” by 28 March and stand to win a pair of movie tickets!

 “先出后进是礼貌
不推不挤真优雅”
Let others alight first,
So that we can board easily.

Tan Khim Ser, Life Art Society

Like this Poster? Tweet: “#BetterRide Let others alight first, so that we can board easily on.fb.me/betterride”
by 28 March and stand to win a pair of movie tickets!
 

“Keep clear of doors. That’s the sign!
You will know when the train arrives
Stand aside with calm patience
Or you’ll be squashed like a pie
After all, everyone should know
Make it right for a better ride! ”

Tiffany Zhao Gui Ying, 16, Jurong West Secondary School
 
Like this Poster? Tweet: “#BetterRide Keep clear of doors. That’s the sign! on.fb.me/betterride” by 28 March and stand to win a pair of movie tickets!
“放低你的声量
共享一厢宁静”
Lower your voice, and the journey will be full of peace and joy.

Tan Khim Ser, Life Art Society

Like this Poster? Tweet: “#BetterRide Lower your voice, and the journey will be full of peace and joy on.fb.me/betterride” by 28 March and stand to win a pair of movie tickets!

“Waiting patiently for a ride behind the yellow line
Doors open, but no rushing and pushing in sight
Everyone considerately moves inside.
Leaving more room for the others outside
Offering seats to the elderly and to those in need
What a friendly community indeed! ”

Ng Yi Shien, 14, Kent Ridge Secondary School
Like this Poster? Tweet: “#BetterRide Waiting patiently for a ride behind the yellow line on.fb.me/betterride” by 28 March and stand to win a pair of movie tickets!

“美德自让位开始
快乐从礼貌而来”
Offering your seat is a kind act that makes people happy.

Du Feng, Life Art Society

Like this Poster? Tweet: “#BetterRide Offering your seat is a kind act that makes people happy on.fb.me/betterride” by 28 March and stand to win a pair of movie tickets!

“你排队我让位
我开心你微笑”
Queuing up or offering your seat,
Brings a smile to everyone.

Christina Chen, Life Art Society 

Like this Poster? Tweet: “#BetterRide Queuing up or offering your seat brings a smile to everyone on.fb.me/betterride” by 28 March and stand to win a pair of movie tickets!

“Commuters, commuters,
Give up your seats.
Don’t be SHY!
Give it a TRY! ”

Stella Yuen, 10, Huamin Primary School

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“It’s a tiresome day
Travelling from east to west
Today and everyday
It’s a long long way

How I wish to have a seat along the way
If someone could give up their seat, that would make my day! ”

Anna Leow, 58, Singapore Action Group of Elders (SAGE)

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“敬人者人亦敬之”
He who respects will be respected.

Tan Jwee Meng, Life Art Society

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“Look to the left
then to the right,
Be considerate
to enjoy the ride!

Open your eyes and
use your heart.
Respect and compassion
is a piece of art! ”

Erni Faizah Binte Iskandar, 8, Huamin Primary School

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 “Bus to school, everything is cool
Boarding the bus,
You know what to do?
Up the steps, don’t look back.
Move to the rear,
don’t hold everyone back.

Find a chair to rest your feet.
If someone has needs,
then give up your seat!

Tell Mr Driver early,
when it’s time to alight.
Walk, don’t run,
and everyone will be alright. ”

Oscar Tee, 8, Pei Tong Primary School

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"C’mon just give up your seat,
Don’t ever pretend to read!
Give’em out to those in need,
Don’t ever try to pretend to sleep!

You don’t have to go the extra mile,
To make someone smile,
So please give up your seat
And do a good deed!"

Lau Ai Xuan, 12, Rosyth School

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“I give up my seat on the lower deck of the bus to the elderly because they are frail and cannot climb the stairs to the upper deck easily.
Although my friends say this is uncool, I feel that this is cooler than having electronic gadgets because this act comes out of compassion for the elderly.”

Yeo Shi Wen, 11, CHIJ Katong Primary School

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 This will be my favourite poster!
I always appreciate chinese culture and their history.. and i find that the wordings and poems are very meaningful in many ways. Mr Tan Khin Ser has a few workpieces in these roll of posters.. but i think this is the BEST! :)
Read on...

  “一次善心换一份温馨
一次让座换一份感激”
Giving up a seat is an act of kindness that warms my heart and yours.


Tan Khim Ser, Life Art Society

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Here are some of the bad experiences that I encountered personally.

Scenario 1
The was once I saw an elderly man walking in to the center of the bus.. his movement was very slow as his legs were weak. A young guy who was sitting in front of him pretend to be very engrossed playing his game on the phone, ignoring the old man who was in front of him. It lasted for quite some time until the old man arrived at his stop, he then got up an alighted at the same stop with him.

My say...
This is very inconsiderate and selfish. The young chap should have stop or pause his game for a while and allow the old man to sit down and rest. Furthermore, the bus was moving, it will swerve left or right and the old man has to grab on to the poles tight before he ending up in a fall, the result might not be good for him at this age. I was too far to ask the guy to give up his seat at that time, the bus was crowded also.

Scenario 2
When i was about to exit the train, the commuters stood directly outside the train door, did not stand behind the yellow lines, did not care if i'm coming out though i'm the only one coming out, hence blocking my way when i walked out of the train. Sometimes they even went in before i came out.

My say...
Its a very unpleasant sight to see these people rushing in to the train trying to grab a good seat for themselves and did not care for others.

Scenario 3
There were a few occasions whereby I travelled on the train, someone actually farted and the smell was so strong that I couldn't think of myself staying there and continue to smell, so i stood up and walk over to another carriage.

My say...
It was AWFULLLLL...


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Here are some of the ideal experiences that I think we can cultivate and hence improve the graciousness of our society.

Scenario 1


DO NOT SIT on the reserved seats. The word "Reserved" is already in the Past Tense.. which means someone has already reserved it already. You should not sit on it unless you are one of the categories below.

They are mainly the elderly, pregnant woman, parent with a child or baby and injured person who has moving difficulty. Are you one of those? Else leave the seat empty for whoever who is in this category to sit. Make it available for them ANYTIME when they come in to the train. It would help save their trouble asking you to give up the seat to them, sometimes they might be shy to ask. Everybody is different. :)

Here is an example of how a lady occupy the reserved seat though she's not the one sitting it.

 She occupied the seat with her shopping bags.

Scenario 2

When you have empty seats beside you and you saw a couple, be it they are friends or anything and they wanna find a seat beside you, do not hesitate to shift yourself to the left or the right seat so that both of them can sit together and continue to chat. This is being GRACEFUL! :) Hope everyone can adopt this gesture, else perhaps ASK YOURSELF "WHY HESITATE?"

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Here are some unpleasant sights of commuters on the trains and buses grabbed from the STOMP website.
Some of which are quite similar to what I've mentioned earlier in the point list above, e.g. not sitting on the train floor and speaking too loudly.

A boy seated on the train floor, blocking the way of fellow commuters. 

The STOMPer said
"He is blocking the way and inconveniencing people as they move out of the MRT."

 These two commuters hogging Reserved Seats on MRT and ignoring a person with baby in front of them.

The STOMPer wrote:
"These two people were acting blur so that they don't need to give up their seats to the person who was carrying a baby in front of them."

STOMPer Angie was annoyed to see these kids drinking and making a racket on the train.

The STOMPer wrote:
"I was on the train heading towards Marina Bay this afternoon when I saw this group of primary school kids on the train." 
"They were drinking and making a lot of noise on the train."
"Even though they are just kids they should have basic knowledge of how you're not supposed to drink on the train."

A lady resting her feet on the crowded bus.

The couple gets intimate on the train.
The STOMPer said "The actions of this couple were making the people around them uncomfortable."


Are you like one of them before?

If YOU'RE... please be considerate and do not repeat it again!
MAKE IT RIGHT FOR A BETTER RIDE!



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