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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Lyo & Merly Singapore Youth Olympics 2010

Next year Singapore is hosting Youth Olympics.

For that there were two mascot being design. Lyo and Merly

Lyo get his name from "Lion of the Youth Olympics," and Merly gets her name from "mer" meaning the sea, and "l" for Liveliness and "y" for Youthfulness. It was said that the mascots will travel to five cities around the world as part of the global torch relay for the Games.

I discover the store is on at Takashimaya selling the merchandise.

Well that is something to look forwarded to in 2010.
Before I forget, Happy New Year!

Singapore Youth Olympic Website

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cao Cao's Tomb discovered in China

I read the news today from Yahoo that China discovered the tomb of Cao Cao, one of the historical figure in the Three Kingdom.

Don't get me wrong. I am as excited as anyone of you. If that is true I wished they can discover Zhugeliang tomb real soon. To top it off, here's a photo of the 1800 years tomb of Cao Cao look like from Yahoo.

Impressive workmanship for the arc passage way from 1800 years ago.

"The tomb is located in central Henan province, not far from the Yellow River and near the city of Anyang, where Cao Cao ruled the Kingdom of Wei from 208 to 220, when he died at age 65, the state China Daily reported Monday."

Now it is normal that Cao Cao was being buried in China but after all this year (we are talking about 1.8K years later) suddenly the tomb surface out now?

Think about the dynasties in between, you mean no one know where Cao Cao tomb was or anyone who will discover one? If it is the truth, then it should be an amazing news but somehow I think it is other wise.

"Archaeologists have found the remains of three people in the tomb -- a male around 60 years of age, believed to be Cao Cao, a female of about 50 and a second woman between 20 and 25, thought to be the king's wife and escort."

The science must be really advance that it easy to derive 1,800 years of bones information. Maybe now they can reconstruct Cao Cao's face so that we know how he actually look like? With that DNA maybe can clone Cao Cao?

Sorry I have my doubts but I guess it is human nature. What about you? What believe this is a real deal?

Monday, December 28, 2009

LASALLE College of the Arts Campus Wall Painting

Sometime ago I wall past LASALLE, a art college which is situated at the heart of the city. The LASALLE building has an interesting architecture no less expected from a Art college.

I saw some interesting Graffiti which is done by the students (I suppose) and decided to take some snap shots of it.

Art is always a subjective matter, What appeal to one, may not appeal to another.

Some like it colorful

While some like it plain

It can express emotion of the artist

Communicating to various individual.

Some can be rather abstract

Some can be contemporary

Some can even come with POP Culture.

I have to say creativity comes in many ways.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Environment Friendly Christmas Decoration

I was rather impressed about this year Tanglin Mall Christmas Decoration. It was the theme I am utterly astounded by it. All of the Christmas decoration in the front were built by recycle materials!

First off, the snowman look shining...

at a closer look, you may recognized the recycle bowl, sticks and other materials.

The beautiful tower like a cone ice-cream

it's body made up of plastic casing that used to packed food, cakes and other stuff.

See this lovely car? Guess what was used to build it?

The tires are made of drink cans

The body and seat wrapped over by newspapers

Guessed what make the candies and the flower at the window?

The flowers were made of plastic foam that wrap fruits.

some were used to build the candies too

The candies are made of used season parking coupons.

I can just say it is a piece of art.

Do you agree?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Graffiti Shots

Here are some of the Graffiti I happen to take. Some of these are quality stuff.

It usually a common scene to use of wording to mark the area it belong to, to the artist.

Some of the drawing just need to look nice and doesn't make sense. Maybe it make sense but a hidden message.

However some of the graffiti can be a real piece of art to remember someone.

Good or bad about graffiti?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Singapore TV Mobile closing down

After 8 years of TV mobile installation on Singapore Buses (SBS), they finally decided to close it down.

I recalled shortly after TV mobile was introduce, the bus fare went up.

They are a mixed reaction to this move on the ground. Some welcome it for peace and quiet bus ride while they are others who will missed it. Personally I belong to the first group. No doubt I enjoyed some of the show like "Just for Laugh" but they are often or not distracting due to the poorly maintained LCD.

Because of how the LCD is being placed, some buses blocked one of the seat just for the viewing pleasure of the passengers. Well end of the day, I guess it is not profitable for TV mobile in term of advertisements.

Now I just hope they can quickly remove LCD and readjust the seats. I have a feeling maybe SMRT should remove those advertisement on the train station display LCD too.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Facebook new privacy settings

For facebook users, you may want to be aware that once again facebook had given more piracy setting especially for your mobile, address and other contact information. If you do not do anything, some of your information maybe open to anyone at facebook.

To change your privacy setting, roll over to Settings and select pirvacy Settings.

At this option, you may want to set your personal profile or contact information

For me I chose contact information as that is where some of my private information be expose to all facebook users. Now look at the Mobile Phone and Current Address. I do not want to expose those information even to my friends. So I here how I customized it to protect myself.

First I select Customize

At Customize, I choose Only Me. In this way, no one can have my mobile phone even I happen to put that up. You may put that up previously without you knowing.

Here's another option I do not like. Anyone can send me messages. So I choose only friends so that I do not get any spam messages.

By Default facebook may have do certain setting but it is best for you to take extra step to keep my own privacy. I hope you guys may want to do the same too. :)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Random Shots @ ILLUMA

Went to ILLUMA over a weekend and take some random shots around there.

ILLUMA is more of a modern designers theme Shopping centre. Creative artworks can be seen anywhere around the building. This is one artwork I love on the wall. Likely an adidas marketing.
Art piece @ ILLUMA

Even the life lobby design is simple yet contrast looking.
Level 3

This is a shot of a part of the Christmas decoration in the shopping mall. Love the red star.
Red Star Christmas Deco

Will go there again soon I hope.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Blessing Artwork

This piece of art piece of my, "Blessing" was done up at a time when Jacky Cheung POP music song "Blessing" was running top at the chart.

A young man in flowing robes praying for blessing.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Visit Singapore through Google Map

Now you can visit Singapore anytime you like through Google Map.

You can travel along the major or minor road to have a street view of the surrounding. There maybe other photos being tagged to the location. Singapore is the first country that completed this process in South East Asia region.

How do you move around in Google Map to view virtually?
See the orange man icon? That is the virtual you.

Drag and drop him anywhere along the road and the virtual photo will appear in other panel. You can then click on anywhere along the road even turn the direction at the street view using the panel.

Being a Singaporean, I have a mix feeling about this. Part of the uneasiness has to do with privacy and security. Although the car plates and the faces of the people being captured in the photos are blur, there maybe other information that could be sensitive too.

Nonetheless it is useful for anyone to check where the building at some location should you want to visit it. It's a double edge sword in technology and it's a lot of hard work for google. We just have wait and see any other development.

You can do your visit Singapore virtually now on Google Map

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Countdown to Christmas Widget

I was looking for some widget to get myself into the Christmas mood and I found this cool widget from Click on the widget to get yourself into the Christmas mood!