Monday, March 25, 2013

Quote Of The Day

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” ― Andy Warhol

Saturday, March 23, 2013

MediaCorp Channel U Private Screening: Start-Up! 《创!》

Attended the private screening of Start-Up!  《创!》, starring: Adeline Lim 林赞银, Kate Pang 庞蕾馨, Rebecca Lim 林慧玲, Tay Ping Hui 郑斌辉, Xiang Yun 向 云, Zhang Zhen Huan 张振寰 and  Zhu Hou Ren 朱厚任. 

The new blockbuster will debut on 28th Mar, every Wed - Fri, 8pm at Channel U. 

The private screening was held at Onaka Restaurant & Wine Bar.  There was one whole series of activites throughout the session.  Good Food, Great Fun!

An interview was held with the Producer of Start-Up! 《创!》, Mr Phillip Lim, as well with 3 of the main casts - Rebecca Lim Hui Ling 林慧玲, Kate Pang 庞蕾馨 and Zhang Zhen Huan 张振寰. However for some reason, Tay Ping Hui (Zheng Bin Hui) 郑斌辉 did not attend this event. 

Local Singer, Tay Ke Wei 鄭可為 also made her appearance to present the theme song for Start-Up! 《创!》, " Starting Now", of which, lyrics are written by her.

And there are team games for the attendees with the casts as well, and winning team members get to win a goodie bag with exclusive MediaCorp products.
Check out the autographed Ceramic coasters by the casts of  Start-Up! 《创!》.
The session ended with a group photo together with the main casts.

To know more insight info of this private screening, check out my post in Hpility.
Continue to check out this space for link on the entire photo album for this event! 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Channel U Gentleman’s Dignity Instagram Contest

Well, for those who watched the Gentleman's Dignity on Channel U, do you recall about this Instagram Contest that was held some time earlier this year?

The contestant is supposed to snap a picture of his/her favourite gentleman (one of the 4 main casts in “Gentleman’s Dignity”) while watching it on Channel U and share the photo on Instagram with reason, specifying why he is the favourite.

I've participated, and I'm one of the 10 lucky winners, woo hoo!  Thanks Channel U!  Hehee, here's my prize  - Hadalabo products worth $100 each. Just nice for me, since Hadalabo are well known for their moisturing products and my skin type happens to be of dry skin!  All these while, I've thought that I'm having combination skin type until some time during last year, when eczema hit my face, then the doctor diagnosed that my skin is too dry!

Guess who's my favorite gentleman?  Come on, make a guess...  ^_<

It is none other than Jin Daozhen (金道振), casted by 장동건 Jang Dong-gun (张东健).  Here's my take!

I really love Jin Daozhen's mesmerising eyes, and how he looks deeply into Xu Yixiu's eyes, showing full devotion and determination to win her over.  As the love blooms between the couple, gosh, my heart simply melts and smile along with their sweet sweet love...

Having high self esteem and displaying his confidence simply makes him extremely attractive.  During work, he display his professionalism, seeking perfection; while on casual days, he appears to be playful and witty, such a fun person to be together with.
What I like him most is, after knowing that he had a child with the ex-girlfriend, he took full responsibility to take charge of the boy instead of pushing away his responsibility.

However, in real life, we all know, such a perfect man is simply hard to find, in fact, almost impossible.  So, if you have found someone like him, treasure him. :)

P/S: I really enjoyed Gentleman's Dignity very much.  I laughed, smiled and shed tears along with the storyline... and this will be one rare time that I do not mind watching repeat tele-cast.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Croods Movie Review

Thanks to UFM100.3, I get to attend The Croods Gala Premiere at Vivo City on 12th March.  It was a fun night filled with laughter throughout the session.
Upon stepping in the Cinema, there was a big poster board of The Croods, with a chair attached where one can seat on and have a picture taken. 

One of the characters from the movie, Belt, came around to take pictures with the viewers.  Those who had their photos taken early, actually managed to get a copy of the printed copy as well. However, my picture below is actually taken with my handphone.

The Croods is a computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It features the voices of Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, and Cloris Leachman. The film is set in the prehistoric era, where the last caveman family embark on a journey of a lifetime after the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled and their outlook is changed forever.

While it is obvious that the target audience are the children, I do find some parts of it slightly too violent (especially when the caveman family fighting against the other animals while hunting for their food).  It is no wonder the movie is graded with PG, requiring Parents' Guidence.

This is one of the rare times where I kept laughing out loud throughout the movie session.  Though the movie is meant to be a comedy, there are many hidden messages to bring across the viewers. 
- Importance of expression of love,
- Be respectful to your family members,
- Show empathy, and see things from others's point of view,
- Where change is unavoidable, change your mindset.
Of course, there are a lot more other points, I'll shall let you discover yourself upon watching the film itself.

The Croods is set to hit Singapore movie theatres on 21st March 2013.  I'll highly recommend you to catch the movie, it is a truly entertaining movie that brings about moral values for both parents and kids.

BTW, 20th Century Fox Singapore is having a giveaway of  The Croods movie premiums, do check out their Facebook page.  The contest will end 21st Mar 2013, good luck if you are participating!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cafe Asia 2013 and the International Coffee & Tea Industry Expo 2013

Singapore takes center stage as the host for the inaugural Café Asia 2013 and the International Coffee & Tea Industry Expo 2013 (ICT Expo 2013), which is the first trade and consumer event in Southeast Asia, dedicated to the region's café community!

Gathering some 150 leading brands and key industry players from across the region, Café Asia 2013  offers visitors with an instant access to meet the who's who of Asia's café community. It is also the event for serious and quality buyers to source for their purchasing needs amidst an extensive range of products and services.

Details of Café Asia 2013 ICT Expo 2013 as below:
Venue:               Marina Bay Sands (MBS)
Show Dates:      14 – 16 March 2013
Opening hours:  14 March 2013 - 10:30 am to 6:00 pm (For Trade Visitors only)
                         15 & 16 March 2013 - 10:30 am to 8:00 pm (For Trade Vistors & Public)

The opening of Café Asia 2013 and the International Coffee & Tea Industry Expo 2013 is graced by Guest of Honour, Mr Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State, Ministry of
Trade and Industry and Mayor, North East District.

The 3-day exhibition will also be teeming with networking events and the first-ever Asia
Coffee Summit for the trade and fun-filled activities for the public, of everything coffee
and tea.

Asia Coffee Summit (ACS) 
The Asia Coffee Summit will examine issues and concerns in sustainable practices of the coffee industry and discuss the implementation of sustainable practices which have become increasingly important in the global coffee industry.

Come witness the crème de la crème baristas battle it out at the Singapore National
Barista Championship 2013 (SNBC), the Singapore Latte Art Championship (SLAC) and The Cup
Tasters Championship. Singapore’s top baristas will brew their way to represent
Singapore at the World Barista Championship 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.
March 14, 2013
11:00am – 12:30pm  SLAC - Art Bar 1st Round
1:00pm – 5:30pm      SNBC 1st Round and SLAC 1st Round

March 15, 2013
10:45am – 12:00pm  SLAC - Art Bar 2nd Round
12:30pm – 5:15pm    SNBC 2nd Round and SLAC 2nd Round
5:30pm – 5:45pm      Announcement of finalists for SLAC and SNBC 2013

March 16, 2013
12:00pm – 3:45pm    SNBC Final Round and SLAC Final Round
4:00pm – 5:15pm      Singapore National Cup Tasters Final Round
5:30pm                      Announcement of results for the championships

Workshops and Labs
Roasting equipment leaders Probat and Diedrich Manufacturing will be conducting a Coffee Roasting Lab, complimentary on a first-come-first-serve basis.  It will give visitors a rare opportunity to experience the coffee roasting process first-hand. 
Coffee Roasting Lab
14 March - 10:30am - 4:30pm
15 March - 10:30am - 4:30pm
16 March - 10:30am - 3:30pm

Neuhaus Neotec will hold a free Coffee Roasting Workshop Seminar themed “Roasting systems from traditional drum to hot air”. Participants will learn the difference in existing roasting technologies, understand the roasting processes and the impact on the roasting result achieved by changing the roasting parameters, the easy creation of roasting recipes and reducing production costs.
Coffee Roasting Workshop
14 March - 2:45pm - 3:45pm
15 March - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
16 March - 11:00am - 12noon

Tea Seminar and Tasting Session
Visitor will not only learn how to identify but also how to make a good cup of Ceylon Tea!  They will also get to taste the different varieties at the Tea Tasting session! To reserve your space, please email Iris at
15 March 2013 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Cafe Owners' Alliance
The Café Owners’ Alliance offers a  rare opportunity where café owners now can collectively become a stronger voice and gain a stronger presence in the local F&B scene! Apart from linking cafe owners up with valuable resources such as suppliers and vendors, cafe owners will also receive frequent updates on related events, workshops and seminars by Singapore Coffee Association. Also, the Alliance is an additional value-add platform for cafe owners to publicize their cafés through Café Asia & ICT Expo’s publicity platforms.

To get more in-depth details of the exhibition & participating exhibitors, check out below:
Café Asia 2013 Official Website
ICT Expo 2013 Official Website
Cafe Asia Facebook Page

Free Egg McMuffins Islandwide on National Breakfast Day

 Woohoo, have you heard of the news? National Breakfast Day will be held on March 18, 2013 (Monday) and over 100,000 Egg McMuffin™ will be given out FREE!  Yes, your eyes are NOT playing tricks with you, and not a gimmick.
Free Egg McMuffin™ Giveaway is available from 5am to 10am on March 18th, 2013, unless stated otherwise.  1000 Egg McMuffin™ will be given out per participating McDonald's outlet, while stock lasts!  Only one redemption per coupon per customer is allowed.
To read more T&Cs of the Egg McMuffin™ giveaway, check out here.
Photo Credit: McDonald's Singapore

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

LOL Toggle recording with All Time Low, Hossan Leong and Chua EnLai

Thanks to Fiji Water Singapore, I got to attend the recording of LOL Talk Show on 5th Mar where the special guests includes the American pop punk band - All Time Low, Hossan Leong and Chua En Lai.  Due to All Time Low made their special appearance in this particular recording session, there was an overwhelming response to RSVP for the session, so I'm really lucky to win the tickets!

So what is LOL talk show about?  As most of us aware, LOL basically refers to "Laugh Out Loud", so you will be assured that this 30-minute not-so-serious talk show targeted at ladies is going to be fun-filled and makes you can't help laughing. The programme is not only entertaining, but also informative as hosts Judee Tan and Marcus AC give viewers their weekly dose of POP culture scoops with celebrity guests, and share the latest fashion/beauty tips with audience.

Expect to catch LOL during April on Toggle. No idea what is Toggle?  It is an interactive service that goes beyond the television set, bringing entertainment, lifestyle tips, news and information to viewers across multiple devices. The service will be available online, on smart phones, tablets and connected TVs, allowing viewers to stay engaged wherever they are.

Prior to attending LOL talk show, I had no idea who All Time Low is, but I realised on the recording day, gosh, they are REALLY popular!
Look at the crowd of fans without tickets, patiently waiting for the appearance of All Time Low. and how high they gets upon seeing the members step out of the dressing room and head to the studio for sound check.

Other than chatting over the couch, All Time Low performed live too! After the session, I understand why people are crazy over All Time Low, not only they are cute, but they can sing well too... 

Cute poster done up by Singapore fans of All Time Low.

See how Judee melts when Alex kneels down and "propose" to her...

Hossan Leong and Chua En Lai, as usual, never fails to bring laughter to the audience, even if they were here to promote their latest stage show - Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, that will stage from 10th Apr - 4th May 2013.  The chemistry among them with Judee Tan is really incredible!  Let the pictures tell the story!

Laughter can't stop when Hossan Leong becomes "好腥" (Pronounced in Cantonese, which literally means very fishy smell) Leong.

Guess why Hossan Leong is scrutinising at the $2 note?
Three is not a crowd when Judee Tan, Hossan Leong and Chua En Lai gets together, but a bunch of fun and laughter...

Confirmed! Double confirmed!

Last but not least, the stylo Marcus AC, together with My Beauty Diary's Ambassdor, Grace Tan, shared tips on using facial and eye masks with the audience. 
(Photo taken with the help of another audience, as my veiw is partially blocked by the Studio cameraman.)

More information can be found on Toggle's website:
To RSVP as an audience for the recording: (The last 3 recording sessions will be on March 18,19 and 20)
Follow their Twitter:

More photos can be viewed in my album here.

Saturday, March 9, 2013


Hihi, how are you guys?

I'm so sorry :(  I'm aware that I've been neglecting this space, if you are my Facebook friends, or have been following me on my twitter account @ckchai, you might have realised that I've been busy with work, attending concerts/music showcases, media events and the most recent ones, attending the recordings of LOL talkshow.

Watch out for the space and I'll be posting recent happenings for the last few months!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

New Spokesperson of California Fitness - Richie Jen (任賢齊)

Singapore, February 23, 2013 - California Fitness held a media conference at their Ngee Ann City Branch to introduce their new Asia Ambassdor.

The Senior Vice President of Singapore & Shanghai California Fitness, Mr Anthony Pan (潘勇鳴) , graces the event to officially announce Richie Jen (任賢齊) as the new spokesman throughout Asia.

It was then followed by a Q&A session where Richie shared about his new endorsement in California Fitness.

With his heavy schedule, juggling among his music and acting careers, his new business and family; Richie finds it harder to maintain his physique and health, until he found the wide variety of programs and equipment at California Fitness gym, all of which are specially developed for busy professionals on the move.
"I'm impressed by the California Fitness in it revolutionary fitness concepts, the spaciousness of its gyms, the comprehensive array of fitness equipment for aerobic and resistance training, professional fitness trainers with passion and encouragement." says Richie.

Richie shared about him being selective of brand endoresements. Any brand that he represents, must be a good fit and able to bring a positive message to the community, which is why he agrees to take up the spokesmanship of California Fitness as health is very important to all individuals.

For more information on California Fitness' many programs and their availability, and demonstrations by professional certified trainers in Singapore,
Call: 6302 5376,
Email:, or
Visit Singapore California Official Website.

For more photos taken in the Media Event, pls check out my Facebook album here.

新加坡,2013年2月23日- 加州健身於義安城的分行舉行了發布會,介紹新一任的代言人。任職於新加坡與上海加州健身的高級副總裁,潘勇鳴先生,鄭重宣布任賢齊(小齊)為加州健身的亞洲代言人。


可點:6302 5376,