Friday, January 31, 2014

Wish Everyone a Prosperity Chinese New Year 2014

Hello Readers!!! Welcome the horse year! Hpility SG wishing you and your family a very Happy and Joyful Horse Chinese New Year, May you live long with all your dream to be fulfill! Good Health and Prosperity! Huat Ah! *Smiles*

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Gallop into the Year of the Horse with goodies galore at SingTel

Press Release
SingTel is ushering in this Lunar New Year with an abundance of treats for all customers. Postpaid mobile customers can chat to their heart’s content with 48 hours of free incoming and outgoing calls and SMS over the first two days of the Lunar New Year. SingTel mio TV customers will also be entertained with free access to over 100 SingTel mio TV channel over six days and $1 movie packs for three months!

SingTel mio TV customers can also celebrate with two made-in-Singapore productions. Customers who catch Are You Hokkien?, premiering on the eve of the Lunar New Year, will stand a chance to win attractive hong pows (red packets) and exquisite hampers. The movie Red Numbers will also be available on-demand for free.

Please refer to the list for all the great offers during Lunar New Year.

Lunar New Year Treats Promotion period
For Postpaid mobile subscribers:
Free incoming and outgoing local calls and SMS for SingTel postpaid mobile customers 31 Jan -1 Feb
Free 3 months MobileShare/DataMore 2GB/TalkMore Extra with any subscription to a Value and above mobile plan 4 – 31 Jan
For SingTel mio TV subscribers:
Free preview of all channels 29 Jan, 5am – 3 Feb
(except mio Stadium, fashiontv HD, fashiontv HD On Demand, VOD and Season Pass)
Free on-demand movie “Red Numbers” 29 Jan – 3 Feb
$1 on-demand movie “Pacific Rim” 30 Jan – 8 Feb
$1 each for Movie Pack and Chinese Movie Pack for first 3 months 29 Jan – 3 Feb
Are You Hokkien? watch and win contest:

Watch the premiere of Are You Hokkien? on 30 Jan, 8.30pm on Jia Le Channel (Ch 502), answer a simple question and stand a chance to win one of eight hong pows worth $168 each.<

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Epson Projector Review: EB-W18

This month's SAFRA Technology Review is on Epson Projector, EB-W18. If you have been following the OMY SAFRA Blog, you may have noticed that EB-W18 looks very much similar to the EB-X18 which 
I've reviewed earlier.

Not only that they looked very much alike, technically, they have many similar features too, such as:
- great portability at 2.4Kg
- white and colour brightness at 3,000 lumens
- sharp details with 10,000:1 contrast ratio
- Horizontal / Vertical keystone feature that allows adjustment of alignment of the projection with ease
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- HDMI Connectivity that allows transfer and enjoymeny of high quality images and sounds.
- Wireless connection to Computer, laptop, smart phones and tablets.
- Epson iProjection that wirelessly display and control content from IOS or Android smartphones and devices.
- Allows viewing of JPEG, BMP, PNG, or GIF slideshow via a USB thumb drive, without the use of PC.

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- Front-facing exhaust to prevent one from exposing to the hot exhaust.

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- Eco friendly with lead-free projector optics lenses, unpainted plastic chasis that is chlorine-free or bromine-free, and low power consumption during standby mode.- - Colour Universal design that allows people with colour blink vision to identify and distinguish function on the projector's remote control and control panal with the color schemes.

The main difference of the EB-W18 vs. EB-X18, is in the resolution display, where the EB-X18 uses the XGA display (1024x768) and the EB-W18 uses the Wide XGA / WXGA display (1280x800).

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The EB-W18 is of 3x brighter colors with the 3LCD, 3-Chip Technology, and offers a more vibrant and true-to-life colour presentations and entertainment.
If you needed a projector with great resolution yet affordably priced, then EB-W18 is your perfect solution for professional presentations, as well as for personal entertainment.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

[Photos] River HongBao 2014 at The Float Marina Bay

Woohoo! Chinese New Year is coming in less than a week time and River HongBao (春到河畔) welcome the year of horse! Here are some of the River HongBao (春到河畔) 2014 preview photos taken at The Float of Marina Bay.

River HongBao (春到河畔) 2014 will be held at The Float @ Marina Bay starting from 29th Jan to 8th February 2014, 12pm - 11.30pm daily. Do note that on the CNY Eve day, it open from 12pm - 1am. This event is Free Admission!

Monday, January 20, 2014

My Shopping Experience on TAOBAO SEA

Hi Readers! Are you an online shopaholic? Or maybe I should ask, do you shop at TaoBao online often? Well, it has been a long time since my last online shopping which I really can’t remember how many years ago. Today I am glad that TaoBao, the China’s largest online shopping site is now in Southeast Asia known as TaoBao Southeast Asia (SEA) and honest speaking, although I have heard TaoBao before but this my first time doing an online shopping at TaoBaoSEA.

I always like to buy latest fashion, creativity and unique stuffs. TaoBao is an online heaven market place for me to shop for the items I want and need, whereby it has a wide-range category provides more than over thousands of variety in its fashionable trend, digital technology, lifestyle usage, luxury branded stuffs and entertainment leisure.

Likewise, my mind got juiced up when I first look at the TaoBao website! Good to see that everything is well categorize and with the help of English translation in certain page, it makes me easier to browse, buy and purchase item from the website. Not to mention that, I actually used 3 days to learn the process of their new overseas dealing system (International forwarding service) and today, I will be sharing about my online shopping experience at TaoBao.

First of all, you need to register a TaoBao account in order for you to buy anything from the website. So, how to register? Is very simply… Check out the screenshot guide on how to register a TaoBao account here…

Enter a username and password to start! You can choose to receive your verification code through email or mobile at the next page. That’s it! You have now successfully created a TaoBao account! Now move on to next step… which is shopping time!!! Yay! However, don’t panic… I know is more than a million items on TaoBao, all you need is to take out SOME time to browse through the site and buy what you want!

Likewise, a useful tool you guys may use is the SEARCH function tool indicates at the top of TaoBao website. I like to use the ‘SEARCH’ function as it makes me more convenience in finding the item I want.

When it comes to shopping, I usually like to shop for fashionable and trendy shirts and shoes as well as given with great discount promotion. Lol… Sound kind of aunties but is always good to buy something worth wearing. Don’t you agree? Haha…

After selecting the item you want and added them into the shopping cart, next you have to do is to make a payment. Yes!! One thing has attracted me was the extra security features added onto TaoBao website. Every step you chosen is recorded in the system, including the money payment and more. It is definitely a safe way to purchase your TaoBao goods via credit card or any other online payment.

Here comes the important part! You people must be wondering how the TaoBao items delivery all way from China to your doorstep… Here it is! Before confirming the purchase item, you need to select a delivery International forwarding service. Question is… How to use International forwarding service after the seller ships your purchases to the International forwarding service warehouse?

On the billing section, you will see this ‘Use International Forwarding Service’, select the option and choose an overseas delivery service. There are total of 4 different type delivery services and for me, I had chosen the 4PX service. It took about 4-6 working days to deliver the goods to your doorstep. Awesome! ^^

In summary:
You can set up the option to receive SMS notifications when your orders have arrived at the warehouse in China. When all your orders are ready for consolidation and shipping to Singapore, navigate to 已买到的宝贝 > 国际转运 (My items > International forwarding) to choose the items that you want to 合并 (combine) into a single consolidated package. You are currently allowed to combine up to twenty orders into a single package.

Click on 合并快递 (blue button) to indicate that 
you want this order included in the consolidated package.

The order is now included in the consolidation list.

Keep the default option for 物流运费 (delivery fee) on the item page. It is usually set to 全国 (nationwide). DO NOT select delivery to 海外 (overseas), since you have already appointed a forwarding agent as your local contact point to receive the goods in China. Selecting the overseas option means you want the sellers in China to ship directly to you in Singapore, and this will incur high shipping costs. Moreover, as previously mentioned, most Taobao sellers do not ship directly to overseas addresses.

Last but not least, I would like to say that I have a fruitful moment shopping online at TaoBaoSEA!!! Just for short 3 days, I brought almost 15 items which cost me less than $200 SGD, really a great reasonable deal on TaoBaoSEA. *Check out the stuffs I brought here* in love with them ya!! Excellent delivery service and all my goods is in perfect condition. *Thumb up*

EDIT: I'm editing this post because I just found out about a great new online shopping site called ShopBack Singapore that can help you save lots of money the next time you shop. They give you cashback for 500 over stores like Lazada, Groupon, Zalora and yes Taobao!

For Taobao, they will give you up to 10% cashback on your Taobao order (but for their 2016 New Year Promotion, there's an Upsized Cashback going on with up to 16%!). Thats means I could of saved up to $20 SGD on the $200 SGD that I spent on Taobao. Wish I found out about this site sooner!

All you have to do is to register at ShopBack (Sign up at to get a $5 bonus!) and go to the ShopBack Taobao page. Just search for the item in the search bar and if available on, you can just check out as per normal! The cashback will be credited into your ShopBack account and then you can cashout into your bank account or PayPal for real cash. You can check out ShopBack's Taobao page for all step-by-step instructions on how to shop from Taobao through ShopBack.

But lucky I found out this service right before Chinese New Year so I can make use of the great Chinese New Year promotions and buy my new clothes from Taobao!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

How I Live Now Movie Review

How I Live Now Movie Review:
How I Live Now - a drama movie based on novel directed by Kevin Macdonald and cast by Tom Holland, Anna Chancellor, George McKay, Corey Johnson and lead actress Saoirse Ronan. This romance film has its interesting concept story of how this girl found her true love, a new place for freedom and how she survives through the war situation. Every part of life changes her and she chooses to believe in what she believed. Moral of story “Love will lead you home” and it will be.

‘How I Live Now’ Movie has a good story flow, screen lightning and cinematography. I like the warm effect in certain scene. Hence, I rate this movie 3/5 star. ‘How I Live Now’ Movie will be releasing in Singapore at Golden Village Theater starting from 23 January 2013.

How i Live Now Movie Synopsis:
Set in the near-future UK, Ronan plays Daisy, an American teenager sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. Initially withdrawn and alienated, she begins to warm up to her charming surroundings, and strikes up a romance with the handsome Edmund (George MacKay). But on the fringes of their idyllic summer days are tense news reports of an escalating conflict in Europe. As the UK falls into a violent, chaotic military state, Daisy finds herself hiding and fighting to survive.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Reason Unveil "Why I am not proud to be Singaporean"

Recently this girl's Stephanie Koh has been instantly famous because of her honest quotes sentence “I am not proud to be Singaporean". Hence, numerous question had shoot on her and Today, she had given an explanation through the video presentation on why she not proud to be Singaporean. After watching the video, somehow I was amazed and totally agreed to her certain point such as “Singapore is no place for an Artist”, "Creativity has been step down" and “creativity in Singapore is restricted”. I shall use my favourite quote to end the moral of story, “If I have a choice, Why not?”

Check out the video at this LINK HERE:

So, are you proud to be Singaporean? For me, my answer is still a Yes. Reason because I have home in Singapore.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Search for Best Things in Life

The process of living your dreams is all about the adventure to see what's next. No one you look up to, no person who inspires you, started a journey with a certain outcome. They may have had an idea, intention, or end goal, but they had no idea how they were going to get there. - Mastin Kipp

CNY 2014: Auspicious Buffet at Azur Restaurant

Welcome to the Year of Horse! Introduce Azur Restaurant new Chinese New Year Auspicious Buffet menu to have a taste of spring home with its delicious and well-prepared signature dishes as well as sumptuous Prosperity Yusheng available from 20 January to 14 February 2014.

Herald the New Year with a culinary feast offering plentiful options for diners. Azur will offer Western options for those looking for a bit more variety during the promotion in addition to delightful traditional Chinese cuisine. Every dish presented on our buffet spread is meticulously prepared by our team of Chefs in the two show kitchens of Azur before making its way into the steaming hot chaffers.

This year, not to be missed is Chef Andrew Tharm’s indulgent New Year creations like the fragrant Fortune Pigs Trotter with Dried Oyster and Black Moss, abundant Steamed Seabass Fillet with Snow Fungus and Lily Flower, and tasty Sea Cucumber with Chinese Mushroom Casserole. The carving station will also present more oriental flavours with crispy Roasted Duck and Roasted Pork served with Walnut Glaze and Ginger Mustard.

Our Signature Seafood Bar with feature the freshest catches this festive season: Boston Lobsters, Boiled Flower Crabs, Freshly Shucked House Oysters, Half Shell Scallops and Steamed Korean Clams.
No new year celebration is complete without a hearty “Lo Hei” and diners can order servings of our Prosperity Yusheng with choice of popular sliced Salmon or customary Wolf Herring.

Chinese New Year Eve Reunion Dinner (30 January 2014)
Adult: $88++ Child: $44

Chinese New Year Brunch (31 January – 1 February 2014)
Adult: $68++ Child: $34++

Chinese New Year Dinner (31 January – 1 February 2014)
Adult: $78++ Child: $39++

Auspicious Buffet Lunch (3 – 7, 10 – 14 February 2014)
Adult: $48++ Child: $24++

Auspicious Buffet Dinner (2 – 14 February 2014)
Adult: $58++ Child: $29++

Auspicious Buffet Brunch (2, 8 – 9 February 2014)
Adult: $48++ Child: $24++

Azur Restaurant Address:
75 Airport Boulevard, Singapore,
Singapore 819664 (Level 2)

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Chinese New Year 2014: The History of Bak Kwa

Hello Readers! Chinese New Year Festival is happening in about 2 to 3 weeks’ time and is time to shop for your CNY goodies! Few days back, I took out my free time to visit and do some street photography at the Singapore Chinatown.

Along the Street of Chinatown was decorated with beautiful Chinese New Year display, Street vendors was mass selling CNY goodies item and the whole street was filled with New Year atmosphere. I walked in the crowds and capture the busy moment. Hence, I chance upon few Bak Kwa stall and start ponder few question came into my mind…

Bak Kwa (肉干), one of the common food we will eat during Chinese New Year Festival, it is one of my favourite CNY goodies too. People who eaten Bak Kwa before will love the taste but have you guys ever wonder what is the behind culture and history of Bak Kwa? I went back home and did a little research about the history of “Bak Kwa” and I find it quite interesting. Therefore, today post going to share with you guys what i read about the legend history of Bak Kwa adapted from 2 useful website…

“Bak kwa is a dried meat product similar to jerky that is a traditional food to Singaporean and Malaysian Chinese populations. It is also known as rou gan, 肉干, in Mandarin and is a popular snack food which is frequently consumed during the Chinese New Year period. These meat pieces are usually made from pork and sold in thin square slices; however beef, mutton, chicken and even vegetarian alternatives have since been produced (Guay, 2010; Chinatownology, 2012). The meat is typically marinated with many spices, sugar, salt and honey, and then dried on racks with temperatures between 50°C to 60°C (Leistner, 1999; Bakkwaking Ltd, 2012; Chinatownology, 2012).” – Read More (

"Bak kwa is thought to have derived from a meat preservation and preparation technique used in ancient China. It is also considered a Hokkien delicacy, as it originated from the Fujian province in China, where poverty meant that the consumption of meat was a luxury usually reserved for Chinese New Year. Leftover meat would be preserved by slicing the meat into thin sheets and marinating them with sugar and spices, before air-drying the slices and cooking them over a hot plate. When immigrants brought this delicacy over to Singapore and Malaysia, it took on local characteristics. For example, while the meat is still air-dried, it is instead grilled over charcoal, which imparts a smokier flavour. The local version is also sweeter than its original counterpart." Read More (

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Friday, January 10, 2014

LASALLE Open House 2014 on 17 & 18 January

You’re young, you’re creative, and you’re bubbling over with creative energy... If you love the arts and want to learn how to earn a living doing what you enjoy most, visit the LASALLE Open House 2014 on 17 & 18 January, from 11am to 5pm!

Immerse yourself in the spirit of creative collision that is embedded in all of LASALLE’s artistic programmes, from Design to Fine Arts, Fashion to Animation, Broadcast Media to Theatre and much more! Benefit from a full suite of learning opportunities ranging from Dance, Music, and Film to Arts Management. Meet some of our famed alumni members, current students and our very own Programme Leaders to find out why there is no better place to kickstart your future in the Arts!

If you've been looking for the chance to step into the limelight and become a part of the creative industries, look no further, LASALLE HAS IT! Early bird goodie bags await you. Application fees will be waived on Open House. For details, please contact LASALLE Admissions.

Date & Time:
Fri 17 Jan 2014 – Sat 18 Jan 2014
11am – 5pm

LASALLE College of the Arts
1 McNally Street
Singapore 187940

LASALLE Admissions
+65 6496 5111

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Linksys WRT1900AC Dual Band Wi-Fi Router

Press Release:
Linksys announced the WRT1900AC Dual Band Wi-Fi Router at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The new Linksys WRT1900AC Dual Band Wi-Fi Router is inspired by the original WRT54G iconic blue/black stackable form factor but with a modernized spin as well as more powerful hardware such as a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, four removable antennas (instead of the standard three) and eSata and USB 2.0/3.0 connectivity ports. 

The new WRT1900AC ships with Linksys Smart Wi-Fi set-up and management tools and will be the first Linksys router to include the Network Map feature. Linksys has also been working with the OpenWRT community to make an open source firmware downloadable when product is available.

The Linksys Wireless AC 1900 Dual-Band Router is capable of speeds of up to 1.3Gbps* on the 5 GHz band and up to 600 Mbps* on the 2.4 GHz band.


  • WPA/WPA2-Personal and Enterprise
  • 4 External Antennas, adjustable and removable
  • FAT, NTFS, and HFS+ File System support
  • Smart Wi-Fi
  • Network Topology Map
  • 3 Spatial Streams
  • Certifications: FCC, IC, CE, IEEE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Windows 7, Windows 8, DLNA
  • Open Source Support
  • 1x Gigabit WAN port
  • 4x Gigabit LAN ports
  • 1x USB 3.0 port
  • 1x eSATA/USB 2.0 port
  • 1.2GHz dual-core ARM-based processor
  • 128MB Flash
  • 256MB DDR3 RAM
  • 2.4GHz and 5GHz simultaneous dual-band
  • 64/128-bit WEP

Pricing and Availability

The new Linksys WRT1900AC Dual-Band Wireless-AC Router is planned for availability this spring at all leading IT stores. Local pricing will be confirmed at a later date.

(Product information from Linksys)

The New King’s Grand Crème Brûlée Ice Cream

The popular heavenly goodness King’s Grand Ice Cream is now offering their two new flavours – caramelized Crème Brulee and soothing Green Tea. Be it an artisan gourmet dessert or a scoop of ice-cream, desserts have become increasingly ubiquitous as a must-have sweet course to end a meal with a smile.

The New King’s Grand Crème Brûlée Ice Cream - This variant emulates the classic velvety goodness of Crème Brûlée with caramelized compound chips for an added crunchy sensation, drizzled with caramelized sugar sauce, it is so devilishly yummy that even the calorie-conscious will find it hard to resist.

King’s Grand Green Tea Ice Cream tastes refreshing as it contain a creamy indulgence brimming with the goodness of Japanese Sencha green tea. Savour it on its own or garnish it with a dollop of red-bean paste, this intensely smooth and soothing ice cream is the perfect treat to end your meal or simply to beat the perennial hot weather ahead!

Stand a chance to win one of the three S$888 ANGPOWS

Chinese New Year Festival is coming... Share the pure enjoyment of King’s Grand rich and creamy ice cream this Chinese New Year and give your family and friends an additional reason to stay on after the reunion dinner! The new elegant-red packaging of King’s Grand Ice Cream will resonate well with many this Chinese New Year as red symbolizes happiness in the Chinese culture.

Buy TWO 1-Litre tubs of any King’s Grand Ice Cream at a special price of S$8.88 (Usual Price: S$6.75 per tub or S$13.50 for two tubs) and stand a chance to win one of the three S$888 angpows! To participate, send the contest forms and proofs of purchase via:

- F&N Creameries (S) Pte Ltd
- 51 Quality Road, Singapore 618813

- GRANDNameNRICTel NoReceipt
NoPurchase Amount to 9095 7676

- Submit your name, NRIC, contact number, receipt number and purchase amount to

Promotion ends on February 8, 2014, while stocks last, at participating retailers, 
FairPrice, FairPriceXtra, Fairprice Finest and Giant.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Wolf of Wall Street Movie Review

The Wolf of Wall Street Movie Review
It is an American film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on true story of Jordan Belfort. This movie I could say is interesting, it relates to a stockbroker who runs a firm and so on it engages in security fraud and corruption on Wall Street. By watching this movie it will make you feel like living in billionaire but somehow it also teaches you how to earn big sum of money by having a “good communication” another word “cheating” your client.

The Wolf of Wall Street Movie includes sex and drug scene showcase the way of de-stress, the smart way of making money and conceptualize of prosperous lifestyle. “He been through broke situation and now he is rich” I like the way how this movie inspiriting audience! Story flow and Climax was good is just that some part of the scene is little draggy but overall it still worth watching in the cinema theater. I rate this movie 3.5/5 star. The Wolf of Wall Street movie is rated 21 and will be available in Singapore at Golden Village Cinema Theater starting from 9th January 2014.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

OSIM Products: uDurian Handheld Massager and uFootsie Leg Massager

Feeling tired after a long day of work? Today, introduce you people two new OSIM product – The ‘uDurian Handheld Massager’ and ‘uFootsie Leg Massager’ a vibrate relaxation for our body muscle. The spikes of uDurian Handheld Massager act as a multi-point acrupressure massage in certain part of your body such as Neck & Shoulders, Arm, Palms, Thigh and Calf to soothe muscle aches and strain, while improving circulation. Hence, its user-friendly and easy handling.

uFootsie Leg Massager is something special for me to try out. I like the smoothing warm feeling when I put my legs into the machine. It helps to recover my legs aching from after a long standing period as well as long walking distance.

With unique synchronization of vibration massage and warmth, the uFootsie Leg Massager has 5 auto massage programs to meet varying needs. From a gentle, soothing massage to a more intense and stimulating session, it relaxes and rejuvenates your calves, ankles and feet.

Well, both uDurian Handheld Massager and uFootsie Leg Massager are recommended to have it in our casual lifestyle. It helps to maintain healthy blood circulars in our body as well as it help us to reduce our physically and mentally stress after a long busy day.

For more information about OSIM uDurian Handheld Massager and
uFootsie Leg Massager product, do check out at their official website here: 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Samsung GALAXY Note 3 With LTE Blush Pink in Singapore

Usher in new year with Samsung GALAXY Note 3 With LTE in Blush Pink and the GALAXY S4 With LTE+ available from 4th Jan 2014 (Saturday).

Samsung GALAXY Note 3 With LTE comes with a 5.7-inch Full HD SUPER AMOLED screen to provide users with a stunning and defined video viewing experience for watching Full HD content, distinct clarity for reading and an elegant canvas for content creation. 

GALAXY S4 With LTE+ is equipped with the powerful 2.3GHz quad core processor and enhanced data speed support up to 150Mbps with 4G Cat4, users are provided with a seamless mobile experience when loading games, videos and webpages. With the Group Play feature, users can share games, pictures and documents easily.

The following devices are compatible with the GALAXY Gear:
·         GALAXY Note 3 With LTE
·         GALAXY Note II LTE*,
·         GALAXY S III LTE*
·         GALAXY S4 With LTE*
·         GALAXY Note 10.1 2014 Edition (LTE Version).

Availability and Pricing

GALAXY Note 3 With LTE and GALAXY S4 With LTE+ will retail at $998 and $848 respectively.

The GALAXY Gear is available at S$398, in Jet Black, Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige, Rose Gold, and Lime Green.

All devices will be available at major consumer electronics stores, telecommunications operators and Samsung Experience Stores.

(Product information and images credit Samsung Singapore)
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