A Mystery Package from Nestle

A mysterious package marked “Top AFL Secret” arrived at my doorstep this afternoon. Could Nestlé have mistaken me for Tom Cruise or David Duchovny?

The red label made the parcel even more intriguing. What secret does it hold? Will it self-destruct in 5 minutes?

The truth is in there. Love the simple yet eye-catching packaging that came with a balloon floating above the box.

There’s even a docket customized with my photo taken during Songkran in April this year! How very apt that this pic was chosen to fit the secret spy/agent theme. This shows the effort undertaken by the sender in researching my background.

But the photo was only a prelude to the amount of trouble Nestlé went through to know the person they are sending the package to. I was so tickled and amused by the Bio section that I was laughing from beginning to end. This is the first time I received something from a brandowner with this level of creativity and thoughtfulness to launch a campaign. By going the extra mile to know its customers, no wonder Nestlé is at the top of the food chain.

*Drum roll…* Ta-da! The contents inside the box. It was another surprise as I was expecting the parcel to be a food hamper of the company’s household brandnames such Kit Kat, Milo, NESCAFE and Maggi noodles among others. But no! It’s a call for a holistic approach to health and nutrition through the T.A.G. principle in order to enjoy an Appetite for Life (AFL).

Enjoy an Appetite for Life (love the double meaning in the phrase) is Nestlé’s latest campaign to reinforce its promise to deliver good food and a good life to Singaporeans by reminding us that sound nutrition, an active lifestyle and connecting with people around us are tenets to great health and overall wellness.

The 3 items in the box each represented the T.A.G. principle to enduring health. ‘T’ is for Togetherness where sharing a good meal or snack with friends and love ones strengthens our communal bonds and social ties. The t-shirt sent to me were size ‘S’ instead of the often over-sized ‘M’ or worst still, ‘L’ sizes that I’ve been given for events. Either my preference for tight tees is very obvious or Nestlé and its PR company once again showed how meticulous they are in knowing their target audience.

‘A’ is for Activity to keep the body and mind in good shape through exercise and continuous learning. Based on my ‘Agent Profile’, I’ve been assigned the mission of completing an activity, which is to spend an adrenalin-pumping day at Adventure Cove Waterpark! Nestlé must’ve known that I haven’t been to this theme park and marked this as my mission. Fantastic!

‘G’ is for Goodness and a shoutout to eat well to ensure we get adequate nutrients. Eating well is more than just about having fresh, nourishing food but eating everything in moderation. There is no such thing as a good or bad food but a good or bad diet! It is okay to indulge in an occasional chocolate or ice-cream, but balance is the key.

Not that I’m a big-time blogger or social media blockbuster but amongst the campaign launches I’ve had the privilege to be included in so far, ‘Appetite for Life‘ has to be one of the most interesting and fun in terms of concept, mechanisms, copywriting and execution. I think it’s a great case study in marketing via social media engagement.

Normally, I prefer not to announce commercial promotions on this blog because I would like to keep things I talk about heartfelt and grounded in direct personal experiences. Afterall, this blog is not a classifieds listing. But I really enjoyed and appreciate the creativity and attention to details in this marketing exercise. So here’s what the good folks at Nestlé has in store for Singapore netizens and shoppers these coming months…

GIVE-A-BASKET, SURPRISE GOODIES & PREMIUM GIFTS!

In conjunction with Appetite for Life, Nestlé has launched a ‘Give-a-basket‘ campaign where you can send colleagues, friends, love ones and even strangers virtual baskets of Togetherness, Activity, or Goodness and you or your sendee get to win a real basket packed with Nestlé products weekly!

To take part, simply LIKE Nestlé Singapore Facebook page and click on ‘Appetite for Life’ to start sending baskets of delights from now till 31 October 2013!

What’s more, in the month of June 2013, shoppers of Nestlé products at Giant or Sheng Siong outlets islandwide stand to win Nestlé goodies baskets at any time of the day!

And from now till July 2013, every S$25 purchase of Nestlé products at NTUC FairPrice, Cold Storage, Giant and Sheng Siong entitles shoppers to exclusive premium gifts such as food warmers and glass bowl sets.

If there is any good reason to enjoy an Appetite for Life, the time is now!

Day 365 : Sexpressionists

I almost didn’t recognise them with their clothes on. LOL. It was surreal to chance upon Alvin and Vivian in front of Lot 10, Kuala Lumpur. The infamous famous Malaysian couple was interviewing people on the street about sex for an upcoming documentary on Alvivi Youtube channel.

Having gone through the whole media frenzy about their now defunct sex blog, Sumptuous Erotica, it’s great to see that they treat the debacle and critics as water off a fduck’s bareback. Then again, if one dares to post personal nude photos, genitalia close-ups and love-making videos in a public blog for all to see, especially in this conservative part of the world, what else is there that one could not stand up to? This couple has balls!

Losing his prestigious ASEAN scholarship to read law at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Alvin and Vivian are now back in Kuala Lumpur and living together. They tried to pitch a reality show about sex in Asia but of course, no studios dared to take them on and wanted them to steer away from the whole sex thing if collaborations are to be considered. Kinda like telling McDonald’s to not sell hamburgers because they are not health food. But Alvivi decided not to receive media castration and armed with their own camera and tripod, set up an interview point at the busiest shopping district in Kuala Lumpur, and got people thinking about their views about sex.

They asked if I would like to be interviewed but I was in a hurry to collect my lugguage from the hotel before heading to the airport. Besides, I won’t have much to say about sex for I hardly have any! My cobwebs are legendary amongst friends.

In the States, Sex and the City is a huge hit, in Asia, it got the couple into big shit. Meeting them was a sexciting surprise as I felt like I know them already from their nude photos and headlining news stories. Alvivi came across as sincere and personable in our brief chat and I think their self-confidence and guts are uber sexy!

Whatever the future holds for Alvin and Vivian, I wish them well and may they have a rewarding life together. Lights, camera, mirror, shoot and shoot! 😉

Day 334 : Gangnome Style!


Christmas carols have invaded our malls for a fortnight now and everywhere I looked, shades of the coming yuletide season shimmered, glittered and glowed. Everywhere. But my office.

That’s until my colleagues discovered these cute fold-it-yourself paper gnome from 3 Eyed Bear, a creative website that shares innovative handicraft paper creatures for free. Besides this gnome, called The Snorfs, there are many other kawaii-until-can-die model designs. They are really cool and relatively easy to make… just click on the design, print, cut, fold and glue.

So my colleagues made a bunch of them to infect the office with some Christmas cheer and I sneaked a photo before they got scattered around the different departments.

Christmas is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Jesus although Christian purists question the legitimacy of 25 Dec as the day He was born and in the same breath, decry Santa Claus’  pagan DNA.

But to me, Christmas is really a celebration about YOU… about us. The reason we have a date to celebrate the birth of Jesus is because God so loved us that He gave His only Son to redeem our sins. It is for us that Christ was born. It is for you that He came.

Since we are the reason for the sleigh bells to be ringing and Rudolf to get a red nose, it makes good sense for Christmas to be about celebrating the people in our lives as much as in remembrance of the One who came for our lives.

This way, it doesn’t matter if one is Christian or non-Christian for you are worth celebrating because someone loves you. Even if it feels like no one on this earth gives a sh*t about you, there is the One who sacrificed His Son 😀

Day 330 : Freez-zard

The clock on my elongated wall-desk told me it’s 9.30am when I woke up. It’s a Sunday. I loathe it that I cannot go back to sleep after I have woken. Unless I’m dead drunk the previous night, I lack the ability to sleep in on a weekend.

Tired of fighting wakefulness with cooling the room, soft music, and lavender oil in the aromatherapy burner, I dragged my dreary ass to the bathroom. What shall I do today? Okay, let’s cook a soup, lotus root soup. Sounds good. Let’s see what ingredients we have in the fridge and what I need to go market for. I converesed in my head as I brushed my teeth.

After splashing away the slumber, I proceeded to the kitchen and opened the refrigerator. What I saw grossed and froze me…

Wahbiang! There’s a dead lizard in my fridge… Or is it drunk from the stash of booze huh? So skin-crawlingly gross!

Wahlau… at a loss for what to do. Better take some photos with my Casio Exilim ZR200 first as I’ve not encountered something like this before. How did this crawlie get in there? So cham… become 冰冻僵尸.

After getting all CSI with the unfortunate bugger at the location of death, I placed it on a tissue paper to take some more shots before wrapping its body in it. But as I was shooting, I noticed that the lizard twitched! Was it coming back as a zombie??

I recalled from some National Geographic docu that cold-blooded mammals such as frogs, lizards and geckos can sometimes halt their metabolism during winter and reanimate in spring. So I warmed it up with my hands.

Ta-da! The Nat Geo theory was right! It defrosted and came back to life.

This species is the Four-Clawed Gecko commonly found in homes. As its name suggests, the gecko has four digits on its front limbs, but five on its hind legs. The gecko can grow up to 12cm in length and is one of those vocal ones that can make pretty loud noises.

To help it regain mobility quicker, I stroked it for some time with my finger to accelerate its blood flow. It seemed really comfortable with me. I’ve not observed a live gecko so intimately before as they are usually high up on the ceiling and nimble on escaping capture.

I think the Four-Clawed Gecko looked so beautiful and especially cute when it licks its snout with its little tongue. So tempted was I to keep it as a pet but decided against the idea as I don’t want to end up killing this fragile thing from lack of knowledge about its care.

After it has fully recovered, I freed it by the stairwell outside my apartment. What was yuck at first sight quickly turned into a really lovely close encounter of the weird kind.

I hope it will visit me again… and stay out of the fridge this time!

Day 325 : Catching Paradise

What a party the clouds are having today! Joining my many Facebook friends who turn into errant MET services with their photos of glorious sunrise / sunset / cloud formation on days such as this, I took a shot too of the cotton parade.

I wanted to use the shot for today’s photo-of-the-day but problem was, I already had quite a few of such photos in the FUNicating series. A lamp post silhouetted against a blue sky can be visually arresting but I had a hard time connecting with it meaningfully.

The notion of ‘sea of clouds’ spoke very strongly to me as I looked at this shot so I thought, to make things different, how about I spin it around and let it be where a sea should be… under the feet. As soon as I rotated the photo 180 degress, suddenly, the lamp post resembled a hook to me… a fishing hook… about to dip into the sea of clouds to fish for something. For angels? For god? For loved ones? For hope? For dreams?

How about all of the above?

So I decided it should fish for heaven as these things reside in there right? When you hooked heaven, you’ve caught yourself a peace of paradise!

The original image. I was going to call it “Your light is not needed yet”.

Day 205 : Lollipop for a Monday

Mondays are like having that time of the month every week. Seemingly sucking on a cousin to the Torch Ginger plant, it’s extraordinary that a snail climbs so high. Hopefully it’s an omen that things will be looking up this week. Doesn’t it look like the snail is enjoying itself tremendously on the stick?

How about chasing the Monday blues away with some red hot action? Have a suckyoulearnt Monday 🙂

Day 166 : Eroticart

WARNING : THIS POST CONTAINS CONTENT OF A SEXUAL NATURE AND NOT MEANT FOR ANYONE WHO HAS NOT MET HIS/HER GENITALIA. THE AUTHOR WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ACTIONS AS A RESULT OF VIEWING THE IMAGES HERE. FOR ADULT MINDS ONLY PLEASE.

Few things have the ability to make me blush but an accidental encounter with a recent issue of IdN magazine had me turning beetroot. I am surprise our Singapore board of censors are finally showing signs of repentence by allowing issue v19n2 (Visual Orgasm) of IdN to reach our magazine racks. I think our anti-nation building birthrate is the result of our all-too-successful attempt at keeping Singapore sterile between the thighs and minds that the authorities eventually realised we need nationwide sex ed-ttraction to turn on friskiness again.

But artistic eroticism should not be viewed in the same blood-pumping vein as pornography. Creators of the works would have us believe it’s an interpretation and reflection of our world through the medium of genitalia. For after all, who can demounce, totally, Sigmund Freud’s observation that many motivations behind human behaviours are actively or remotely seeded by sex?

The adage that sex sells is the first commandment of every marketer’s bible notwithstanding, puritans would fight to death this abomination of morality. I used to be one of those who refuses to relegate myself to the truth that basic human sexual instinct drives many of our actions and thoughts.  “There’s more to life than sex,” used to be my snub-line at those sex-crazed types. Yes, there is more to life, such as presidency, golf, teaching, being a civil defence chief, celebrity, etc.

So in recognition and celebration of the power that human sexuality (often a subset of love) wields, here are some erotic art I stumbled upon by artists Jamie McCartney and Joseph Tailor that had me secretly flipping the pages of the IdN’s Visual Orgasm…

Titled ‘100’, the piece is dubbed the Great Wall of Erections with the artist taking casts of 100 men in their full glory. I wonder what the artist had to do to get this standing ovation of a piece.

The Great Wall of Vagina is a series of vaginal casts taken of hundreds of woman. It’s a library of the clit.

Hard as an Armadildo. LOL. Care for a ride?

The real Pussy Cat.

Uh-oh… controversial image here… but I think this image reminds us of the humanity of the person portrayed here.

All images are gotten from IdN’s website and here’s a video with artist Jamie McCartney talking about the inspiration and message behind his works using sex as a medium.

Day 161 : Art or Vandalism?

Recently, a sticky issue got Singapore divided about whether the words “My Grandfather Road” or “My Grandfather Building” spray painted onto roads and buildings while black round stickers with quirky quotes were stuck on traffic light buttons all over our little red dot constituted art or vandalism.

The woman behind this controversial act of artistic expression was caught and charged under Section 2 of the Vandalism Act for public property, a conviction that carries a maximum fine of S$2,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 3 years.

Perhaps due to the sticker messages resonating with the hearts of Singaporeans, her arrest set off a furore of criticisms online about the Singapore governement’s hard-handedness at dealing with the matter. A petition was created to gather signatures for the Sticker Lady (as she’s been nicknamed) to be pardon and My Grandfather this and My Grandfather that became a new catchphrase with the circular stickers popping up overnight like a black rash over the worldwide web.

So, what about me? What do I think? Is it celebrated creativity or punishable wilfulness?

Well, what do you think of the 2 sticker messages here? Are they just purely statements or declarations bordering on profanity? I guess my point is, modern art is always open to interpretation as what’s beauty no longer meant what looks attractive visually but how an expression connects with us.

I am neither for nor against what the artist did. I just think that when weather wears out those stickers on our traffic lights, how unsightly and a mess those defaced stickers will look then.

And also, where were the voices to support creativity in the case of Oliver Fricker, a Swiss who was given 3 strokes of the cane and incarcerated for 5 months when he vandalised a MRT carriage? What about the outcry over SingPost who painted their post boxes with graffiti art two years ago? SingPost had to apologise for pulling that publicity stunt.

And if Singaporeans are so passionate about art, why is the annual Singapore Arts Festival taking a break next year? A case where nobody cares when it’s staged? Perhaps they should try vandalism to attract eyeballs. Heh heh.

Thanks for reading this vandalism on the cyberspace.

 

Power Seats in Office Politics

If you think this post is about manipulative bosses who give you work that’s not within your job scope and area of expertise and then critising you for doing a bad job; or loading you with tons of work so that you couldn’t handle any of them well and you get penalised during year-end appraisal; or convining colleagues who stick swords and choppers into your back but pretend to be your best lunch buddies; or crafty subordinates who have the most ridiculous reasons for not coming to work or doing a shoddy job… well, this entry is nothing about those kind of office politics.

I don’t like to bitch. *smile*

This is about the kind of office politics that I like to sit on. To be specific, my office got new meeting room chairs delivered today and we’ll soon be sitting on the lap of power. Literally.

Geniuses, superstars, visionary politicians, and inspiring humanitarians… all gathered in one room. With a light-hearted twist!

 The caricatures were designed by my colleagues and the chairs were custom-made in Thailand. Just stepping into the room, I feel like someone important already. But of course, I’m just a bottom feeder in my office foodchain. Heh heh.

When thinking about which famous persons to include as our power chairs, we made a long list. But we only have 10 ‘vacancies’. I have no idea how these 10 personalities were finally decided on but I’m glad that one of my suggestions made it in. Can you guess who I suggested? And which figure is a sort of my personal hero? (Answer below.)

I thought the chairs looked really fun but I’m not too sure white is a wise colour choice. Dirty fingerprints left behind during the unpacking and shifting process already appear as unwelcomed graffiti on the white.

And I wonder if the black will rub off on our clothes to the point that one day, Mao Zedong may be missing an eye, Michael Jackson loses his nose, and Mr Lee Kuan Yew gets a facelift with his wrinkles removed!

Of all the cariatures, I thought the one of dearly-missed Steve Jobs was the most comical. He looks like a monkey with glasses. Or an aging Harry Potter to me. LOL. Shall sit on him one day and see if I can channel his creativity and brilliance through me. Hmm… that statement sounds kinda wrong.

And here are the 2 influential persons that I suggested (Lady Gaga) and look up to (Mohandas Gandhi)…

The chairs really liven up the room with a whimsical flair while at the same time, charging the atmosphere with the ideals and qualities of these power figures that changed the world. Hopefully one day, I’ll end up as a power chair. If that day comes, the portrait above will be perfect as a base for my caricature!

As I sign off this post, I would like to end it with one of my favourite quotes :

“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”Mohandas Gandhi

Wallet Viruses 患钱

Reflection on spending money while overseas. Photo taken at Langkawi's Kuah Town, Malaysia. Red is for danger!

Money Changer is the name of the virus that causes wallet influenza… our money bags carry the virus in terms of local currency and when we grow weak for a merchandise, our wallet sneezes bills all over the cashier.

And don’t get me started on the group of viruses called Credit Cards. They mutate quickly into different types and the interest rates and late fees they generate are fatal.

My name for Credit Cards is Cancer Cash.

Emperor for a Day

Let’s play dress up! Sometimes, I enjoy taking a break from being me and assume a different identity. Don’t worry, I’m not suffering from bipolar or multiple personality disorder. I just think it’s really cool to get out of our own skin occasionally and imagine what’s it like to be someone else. It may be ironic, but I do feel a sense of freedom hiding behind a character.

So when I got the chance to let Halloween happen for me in July, I jumped at it even though time and energy are luxuries for me at the moment. As part of the grand plans to make this year’s Singapore Blog Awards more fun, the organiser, Omy.sg is pegging the theme to history gets social. The annual Singapore Blog Awards is THE event of the year for bloggers and a great platform to spur visibility and development of the blogging aspect of social media in Singapore. I have the honour of making it as one of the 10 finalists under the Best Travel Blog category with my site, explorelah.blogspot.com.

Okay, enough of self promotion. Let’s get on with the transformation that some of us bloggers who had the opportunity to ‘make history’!

Met fellow Kit Kat finalist, Nabil, during the shoot and we decided to do a "What happens if history got hold of Kit Kat?" pose. Yeah, the ancient rulers would get their mouths filled with this delicious chocolate wafer snack!

For the shoot, 5 bloggers were dressed up as historic figures to show what happens if they can Blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. The characters are Sang Nila Utama (Nabil), Sir Stamford Raffles (Pete), Adolf Hitler (Eric), Cleopatra (Christine), and me as Emperor Kangxi. Christine had her photos taken earlier so it’s just the kings and dictators during this session. The photos will be used in souvenir collaterals and for some fun elements during the ceremony.

Our transformation began with a fitting at Masquerade Costume and Mascot shop at 294A Lavender Street. The shop has hundreds of costumes for rental to create any character you want to be. The costumes can be rented for 3 days with prices starting from about S$50.00.

According to Smith from Waddup, the event company hemming the blog awards, Masquerade is his preferred costuming shop because of the extensive range of outfits and great service level. The shop has 2 floors of racks upon racks of costumes and there are even mascot disguises! It’s colossal. 

After our fitting, we popped over to Studiospace at Geylang for the shoot. I had my make-up done first because it’s either they put more time into trying to make me look good, or bring in the plastic surgeon. 

The fitting, make-up cum shoot lasted from 12 – 6 pm on a Sunday afternoon and the makeover was pretty amazing! We weren’t smiling much because we’re supposed to be stern and commanding. For the life of me, I don’t know how to appear or look wise! Anyway, these are all test shots that I sneaked while we were getting into character for some serious voguing.

Some pretty crazy stuff went on during the photo session and I’ll put up more pics if I can get hold of those image files. Meanwhile, here are the characters…

I was told that a skit featuring the characters will be enacted during the blog awards ceremony. So if you’re free on 23 Jul 2011 (Saturday), come on down to the retro sumptuous Shanghai Dolly at Clarke Quay to join all the bloggers for lots of fun!

I know Chinese New Year is way past and seventh month is not here yet, but here’s Kangxi wishing you great health and bountiful blessings infinitely, perpetually! To add spice to life, why not take a break from being you and adopt a different persona for a change? 🙂

Is Singapore Becoming a Nation on Reality TV?

Wake up, and be a star! Now we can get our narcissistic fix right at our doorstep and guaranteed that someone’s watching.

When I left my flat today, I was greeted by a camera pointing right at me. A security camera. It seemed to have been installed overnight. I didn’t see the cam yesterday but today, my neighbour and I have our very own paparazzi!

Who's watching us? Is this a working survelliance camera or just a shell to deter would-be criminals?

I live in one of the few remaining point blocks in Singapore, which are public housing developments with 4 units per level. There’s one household in each corner and we share a central lift landing. This camera is installed at one side, facing the doors of mine and my neighbour’s unit. In my haste to leave for work, I didn’t turn around to see if another camera was also installed at my side to point at the doors of my other 2 neighbours. But I think there should be because this camera won’t be able to keep the 2 units behind it in survelliance.

While I believe the security cameras were installed for good intentions, I think it’s a little too much. We have cameras in the lifts, and now, we have cameras outside our doors too. Makes me feel like the very criminals the cameras are intended to catch living under such a watchful eye.



Has our open-door policy to foreign talents increased neighbourhood crime rates? Is it our low birth rates leading to a deficient supply to the police force that the cams are in place? Perhaps our Town Councils have too much budget to clear before the financial year? Or is this a plan to groom Singaporeans into a nation of reality TV stars?!

Bali : Things That Make You Go Hmm…

One of my favourite activities whenever I travel is to seek out the unusual. If I get a culture shock, that trip would be rated with an A+. With Bali, I’m giving it an A++ (Bangkok gets an A+++++). It may still be mild compared to Bangkok but Bali is definitely one of the more unforgettable places I’ve been to. There’s a sense of surprise, something different at almost every corner.

Here’s a collection of things I found rather amusing / funny / thought-provoking… things that gave me the “hmm” moment.

Neither do they have commissment to be honest. Be VERY CAREFUL when changing money in Bali and ALWAYS count the money again when you receive it even if the money changer had counted it in front of you. Always count again before walking off.

Can you spot the reckless massacre of the English language on this price board? Even though the majority of tourists on the island are Caucasian, English proficiency of the Balinese is generally low. And the Malay language used differs slightly from what we're used to in Singapore & Malaysia.

The stickers are loud and their proclamations are crude. And they're all over the place! There are even ones with your name on it and declares you are gay! If you're looking for something to make a bold statement, nothing beats these in your face stickers that costs about Rp 10,000 a piece.

Katy Perry must've gotten the inspiration for her new hit, Peacock, in Bali. Instead of being treated as smut, penises are good luck charms in Hinduism where the Lord Shiva is sometimes represented as a phallic-shaped edifice both large and small. The population in Bali is mainly Hindu so you can expect to see many of these key chains around. Also check out the mega-sized penis bottle openers when there!

Kamasutra is practiced as a Hindu ritual of love and sex to open the channel to nirvana through orgasm. I've seen Kamasutric positions shown through human form but not with what apparently looks like Buddha as depicted in this painting. Is Buddha turning blue from resisting the temptation?

Surprisingly, the nightlife in Bali is pretty dead. We went to the huge Double Six Club at almost midnight and we were the only ones there. Many of the other posh looking clubs were also empty on a Saturday night. On the contrary, a small club along the main road to Seminyak was happening and filled. The club, Alijoe, is patronised mostly by men (if you get what I mean). Drinks are expensive there and kinda boring if not for the rather amusing drag shows. Can you guess which diva is being impersonated here?

The best way to enjoy nature, is to do it al naturele! Seems like the Balinese don't have too much problems with nudity. Apart from these boys enjoying the cool rock pool, I've seen farmers urinating in their farms with their dicks hanging out, and old ladies with their breasts reaching their navels walking topless in the suburban outskirts.

Apart from the scary masks, colouful 3D kites and statues of Buddha, the other common sounvenirs one would find in Bali are highly decorated wood carved geckos. The gecko is a symbol of regeneration. When it loses its tail, one grows back. Just like when man conquers extreme adversity and comes out of it with a new self.

猜灯谜 Lantern Riddle

The lotus lantern bewitches a mid-autumn's night, blurring the lines between reality and its reflection.

中秋月圆节又到了,在这里祝大家月圆花好,灯火昌明!那庆中秋也少不了猜灯谜啦,所以在这里以我水皮的中文程度特地为你开了一个灯谜 – – –  “艳莲迎中秋,灯月模糊”

猜 : 四字成语

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有答案的话,请将它留在 “Leave a Comment” 箱内。猜中有奖品哦!奖品是自己掏腰包买的所以只限一位得主。

谜底将于中秋夜揭晓。有兴趣的话,到时再回到这篇部落格了解谜意。希望你与家人、爱人、朋友提灯笼提得开心,吃月饼怎么吃也不会肥!秋节愉快! 😀

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22 Sep 2010 (农历八月十五)

答案 : 镜花水月

解 :‘艳莲’乃花、‘月’属天然实在光、‘灯’则是人造现象(属月的幻影)。‘灯月模糊’反映了真实与虚幻的难以辨清。

非常感谢大家参与这个小小的游戏,也在其中教了我关于设灯谜的规则以及和我分享其他字谜。恭喜Patrick 抢先答解了这个灯谜,我将随后寄上一份小礼。愿大家心想事成,美梦成真!

坏蛋 Naughty Egg!

WARNING : Adult Content 

Rated Eggciting!

It takes two to tango, but only one to Tenga.

Eggs are full of protein. This will be filled with another kind. Heh heh… What? I’m not allowed to have an adult life?

I was organising my vanity shelf today and this rolled out. I’d plain forgotten all about this egg. Seeing that I am chronically single, a friend introduced and sold me this harmless looking thing for S$6.00 (he bought it from Shanghai). It costs about double in the novelty shops here in Singapore.

This is so eggciting! Here’s how it works…

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