Saturday, January 30, 2016

Carlsberg Celebratory CNY Event @ Capitol Piazza + Lunch Reception @ Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant | 28Jan2016

 
was greeted with these chilled nicely displayed Carlsbergs when I arrived at the open area at the Capitol Piazza!
 
Spontaneous Emcee gave an introduction to the Celebratory event.. and welcomed the popular lady calligrapher to perform a calligraphy on the 16 metres long red cloth.. which would eventually turn into a long prosperous banner that would wish everyone Good Luck in all aspects in life!
 
Getting the golden ink ready..
 
and there she went brushing smoothly on the red cloth..
 
All these would need alot of practices to create a nice calligraphy.
 

crowds at the event.. witnessing and taking pictures of her doing the calligraphy.
 
I believe it must be pretty stressful with so many people looking and taking pictures of her doing the calligraphy.. But she has done it well!
 

And slowly.. she switched to black ink!
I think black ink on red is nice too! What do u think?
 
I think this is a nice shot I've taken.. haha..
at such closeness and sharp.. with her doing the stroke at the curve of the word.
 
Everybody continued to take pictures of her writing the 2016!
Noticed the 16 is in Chinese?
Yes.. Carlsberg is very creative to convert the 16 to the Chinese word 流!
流 means Good! Best! Power!!!
Hence, in another words wishing you ALL THE BEST IN 2016!
 
It was really a good venue to hold this event at Capitol with a grassy patch that suits Carlsberg's green and shortly after the commemorative event, we were directed to a nice lunch reception which was just upstairs inside Capitol Piazza! Isn't that Awesome!?
 
Coming out with the word "Carlsberg"!
 


Spotted these two Lion heads getting ready for the showdown!
And again.. Did you notice the two chinese words on the foreheads of the lions?
They mean Carlsberg in Chinese!
Pronounce it as "Huang2 Mao4" in mandarin.
(the numbers indicates the hanyu pinyin)
 

And the Calligraphy is done!
Click on the videos above n below to see the completed Calligraphy.
 

 
 

Here with the Calligrapher and the man representing Carlsberg Singapore for this event!
 

And here comes the Lion Dance performance by a recognised award-winning Lion Dance troupe!
 
Actually I somehow find that these lions are really CUTE! hahaha..
 


 

Click on the video above to view the Finale of the Lion Dance performance!
 

After that.. one of the lions stood at the centre with a blank scroll sticking out from its mouth..
 
And the Calligrapher wrote a chinese word "福" on it!
福 means Happiness!
And its pronounced as Fu! :)
 

The long red banner of Calligraphy was recognised on the Singapore Book of Records!
 

Group photos for the Carlsberg team!
 
After that we were ushered in to the Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant @ Level 2 of the Capitol Piazza!
Followed by a properous lion dance performance to welcome all of us!
 
If ya notice on our food menu..
the Seafood Soup and the Red Snapper fish are mixed with Carlsberg Beer!
Its my first time trying it and it was AWESOME!
Try add some to your chinese dishes next time or this coming CNY Reunion Dinner with Carlsberg! :)
 
I must admit that the Yu Sheng at this Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant is one of the BEST!
 
I had 2-3 servings of this.. Its just too wasted if i have jus one serving! haha.. :P
 
 
And with the company of Carlsberg Beers on the Great food Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant offers.. I had a great time with my buddy, William Tan.. who invited me for the event!
 
Thanks William for the invitation as well as the generosity of Carlsberg Singapore!

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

World's Oldest Tea found in Chinese Emperor's Tomb!

Remains of tea plants were found around the tomb of Liu Qi, the fourth emperor of the Han dynasty. PHOTO: ST FILE
 
PARIS (AFP) - The tomb of a Chinese emperor who lived more than 2,100 years ago has yielded the oldest remains of tea, said researchers who used it to re-date part of the ancient Asian Silk Road.
The plant remains were retrieved from burial pits around the tomb of Liu Qi, the fourth emperor of the Han dynasty who lived between 188 and 141 BC, and his wife, a team of researchers from China and Britain wrote in the journal Scientific Reports.
 
The oldest written reference to tea is from the year 59 BC. And the oldest physical remains ever discovered were hundreds of years younger than the new find - dating from the northern Song Dynasty (960-1127 AD).
 
"Our study reveals that tea was drunk by Han Dynasty emperors as early as 2,100 years BP (before present)," wrote the team.
 
They compared this tea to residues unearthed among burial artifacts at Gurgyam Cemetery in Tibet, and dated to about the second or third century AD.
This revealed that tea was already transported from China to central Asia and the Tibetan Plateau several hundred years earlier than previously recorded - by around 1,800 years ago, said the researchers.
 
Tea does not grow in Tibet.
 
"This indicates that one branch of the Silk Road passed through western Tibet at that time," said the researchers.
 
The previous oldest record of tea having been carried along the Silk Road into Tibet, central Asia or southern Asia from Chia, was from the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD).
 
"These data indicate that tea was part of trade of luxury products, alongside textiles, that moved along the Silk Road around 2,000 years ago and were traded up into Tibet," the study said.
 
Tea today is considered the most popular drink after water - drunk regularly by three-quarters of the world's population.
 
The plant remains were too decayed to be unequivocally identified as leaves and buds, so the team used molecular analysis to identify what they were. The tea was most likely from the Camellia plant, said the study.
 
 
 
 

Friday, January 22, 2016

TMDsports Media Launch Event @ Capitol Piazza | 21Jan2016

www.tmdsports.com
 
What is TMD?
 
Its not any vulgar language or any disease!
 
 
It stands for THE MAD DUDES!
 
 A bunch of crazy-ass sports enthusiasts with a fiery love for competitive race events and a penchant for screaming 3-4 lettered expletives as we thrash through obstacles that push our physical strength and mental endurance to the limits.
 
# # #
 
TMDsports exists so as to share the love to challenge themselves, fight their fears and overcome their limits with more like-minded insane people. These values live on beyond the race, in our everyday life.
 
This is a platform for the endurance lover and adrenaline junkie to discover new exhilarating sports experiences that are different from the existing run-of-the-mill sporting events in Singapore. It is also a platform for a community of tenacious people to bond over sports, fitness and fun, regardless of age, experience or ability.
 
Their ultimate goal is to work together as a Singapore team and represent this little red dot as a Singapore contingent for the World’s Toughest Mudder event, an extreme 24-hour obstacle course challenge built upon a location only unveiled the year before. To contend as part of a Singapore contingent, you will need to run a series of races and be in the top 5% of the global race. Speak to them to understand more if you are interested to represent Singapore in the future!
 
 
 
Media Launch Event @ Capitol Piazza - TAP Craft Beer Bar
 
Metallic Under Armour Dog-Tags were given to all guests..
 
 
Nice light food for the guests!
 
And these are wad i had.. looks really good isn't it?
I like their sausages.. spicy and tender.
 
And of course all of us were entitled to 1/2 pint of the 100% Craft Beer by TAP Craft Beer Bar.
It was really nice and I'm lookin' forward to have beer there again next time!
 
Kelvyn giving us an introduction of the TMDsports and what events they have etc.
 
Attendees listening to him..
 
And there were huge muscular guys spotted at the event too.. listening to Kelvyn's introduction.
 

After that they played a video of the Australia Tough Mudder on big screen.
 
Tough Mudder is the international endurance event series, with obstacles designed to test mental and physical strength, and to encourage teamwork and camaraderie. Not only must you overcome common human fears such as fire, electricity, water, enclosed spaces and heights, you must commit to help one another complete the course as a team. Leave no man (or woman) behind! We will be going as a Singapore contingent for the very first time. If this sounds right up your alley, claim a spot now!
 
More information!
 
 
UP NEXT: THERE'S A FITNESS CHALLENGE FOR THE GUESTS!
 
We need to do 250 reps in 10 minutes!
250 reps would need to consist of a minimum of 50 reps for each exercise, namely Push-ups, Jump Squats & V-Sits (which is like sit-ups). But after we have completed 250 reps and if there's still time remaining, we can continue to do more so as to outdo the other contestants at the fitness challenge!


Getting shagged and trying my best at this moment!


Here's a video of myself doing more push-ups at close to the end of the challenge!
 
In all.. i finished 370 reps in 10 mins!
 
And I came in Second Place among the 5 constestants.
 
Well.. not too bad..
its not really about the winning.. but the process!

Here's a photo of myself with other four contestants.
Thumbs up guys for pushing your limits to the Challenge!
 
Here's what I've got for my 2nd Prize!
- a NutriFirst Supplememt
- Under Armour bag
- and a supplement shaker from Musle Pharm! :)
 
 
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Here's a challenge that is coming up next!
 
The 4K Challenge!
 
4 friends. 4000 reps. 40 minutes.
Come and push your limits.

 

DATE: 21 FEB 2016
TIME: 0900-1900
VENUE: capitol piazza
Briefing date: 13 FEB 2016

Briefing location: capitol piazza

 
Go for it.. If you're UP for it!
 
More information,
 
 
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IF you're signing up for the Tough Mudder Australia and the 4K Challenge..
 
Here's a promocode for you to have a discount on your registration/event fee!
 
 
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There will be $40 discount off the 4K Challenge event fee,
and $100 off Tough Mudder Austalia 2016 package price.
 
Code Valid till 6 February!
 
GRAB this deal before its GONE!