A winner is you!!

I think all my friends are going to kill me now because they didn’t win the slinky Samsung netbook thanks to me.

I was invited to the Singapore Sports Council office today to do the drawing for the lucky voter prize for the Star Sports Blogger contest.


I think it’s very nice of them to let me do this!

Of course, now I have to face the wrath of people who didn’t win.

Preparing for the drawing with Daniel, who’s the person in charge of the Star Sports Blogger campaign:

Star Sports Blogger voter drawing

Posing for the drawing:

Star Sports Blogger voter drawing

In the container are all the names of people who voted for me! =)

Virtual kisses for every one of you!

I was quite content to leave my hand in there forever because I didn’t want to draw a winner. Cos, like, one person will be happy but so many others will be disappointed!

I actually jumbled the names around for a long time before finally fishing a piece out. It was quite exciting, though.

Star Sports Blogger voter drawing

Congratulations to Germaine Hoe!!! I don’t know who you are but you rock! THANK YOU FOR VOTING FOR ME!!! You will be contacted by Singapore Sports Council for your prize!

Star Sports Blogger voter drawing

The rest of you please don’t kill me. I am very grateful for your vote and you did a good deed so you earn karma points, therefore don’t waste your karma on something so useless as murder!

I also collected my Favourite Blogger prize today: A slinky MacBook! Always wanted to have one but could never justify the cost of getting one. So, yay!


I think the Goonfather is going to steal it. He’s always stealing the gadgets and peripherals that I win or receive from sponsors.

He says he needs the MacBook for when he goes on a course to learn how to make iPhone games.


I’m going to tax 50% of all his profits when he starts selling games!!

Here’s what a MacBook looks like when you try taking a photo of it using a lousy camera in a dim room and then try to compensate with Photoshop:


An unrecognisable patch of dazzling white!


Now I can go sit in cafes with my MacBook and pretend to be some arty farty designer or some other. Hur hur!

Anyway, thank you again to Singapore Sports Council for the contest, thank you voters, and thank you to the Goonfather in advance for 50% of your profits!


Silence means consent?

A few days ago, I received this SMS:

From Diners Club: Pls confirm yr participation in AXS $20K draw & yr application for Diners Club Ace Card. Reply “DC Y” if Yes. “DC N” if No or “DC U” to Unsub.

I didn’t remember taking part in any Diners Club promo or applying for a card, so I ignored the message.

I received the same message the next day.

Then again the following day.

Ignore, ignore, ignore.

This morning, I received yet another SMS from Diners Club and I started to curse and swear before I realised that today’s message was different.

Today, it said:

From Diners Club: Thank you for participating in the Diners Club / AXS $20K Lucky Draw. Your application for the Credit Card is being processed.

Whatwhatwhat?!! What is this lah?! I never apply for credit card! And I never give confirmation! Zzz…

Is this a case of silence means consent?

I guess so.

I suddenly realise they must have gotten my number when I paid my credit card bill at an AXS station last month.

You know AXS always has some lucky draw or other? So, I usually just enter my particulars without reading the details. (There’s always a long queue at AXS and you don’t want to hog the machine reading stuff.)

I guess it’s my own fault for keying in my particulars without reading.

I’m not complaining. I like the service that AXS provides and I’m just amused that Diners Club is “processing my credit card” without my confirmation.

Oh, well.

And, like, I’ve yet to win anything from AXS lah!

I really hope I don’t receive a credit card in the mail in the next few weeks.


By the way, I’m busy acting in a short film these few days. Yesterday’s shoot was, like, 15 hours!! No time to blog about it now, will probably do it when it’s over!

Just a teaser photo here:

Me in the middle.

Yebber 1st Anniversary Party (belated report)

People sure know how to throw parties these days!

Hot on the heels of Nuffnang Pajama Party was the Yebber 1st Anniversary Party.

It was held last Friday night at a very interesting venue called the Mint Museum of Toys. It instantly turned us into kids.

[Daphne and Sheylara with Hello Kitty rattlers]

There was a bagful of childish noise-makers (rattlers, clickers, etc) at the reception table for us to choose from. Daphne and I just happened to pick the same ones! (I picked mine at random.)

After getting our noise-makers and our name tags, we were allowed into the museum to check out the toys.

[Personalised name tag!]

A side note first. I love my name tag! It’s so cute and our names are individually printed, which wins top marks from me!

The girls had Betty Boop cartoons while the guys had…

[Personalised name tag!]

…I dunno. Who’s that??

Haha. Two Michaels!

Okay, back to the museum.

The small building is filled with toys in glass cases. What’s special about the toys is that they are all antiques (I think).

[Rows and rows of old toys]

I’m not really interested in these toys, so I didn’t really check out the displays. I prefer electronic toys!

But I was amused by how the original Mickey Mouse looks like a dirty rat.

[Rare original Mickey Mouse]

I still prefer my Hello Kitty rattler!

[Sheylara and Hello Kitty]

Early in the party, a few people amused themselves with the ancient Five Stones game.

[I see eight stones here]

Some took time to sign the guestbook.

[Party guestbook]

Some camwhored (even though they were starving, particularly Sheylara).

[Jean and Sheylara]
With Sweet Jean, who has laryngitis and can’t talk for three months.

[Sheylara and Claudia]
With Super Claudia, organiser of awesome party.

Most others hung out in comfortable cliques.

[I see eight stones here]

And then the party started!

It started with a speech (or two), as do most parties.

Yebber co-founder Darren gave us an entertaining speech which was complemented by “flash cards”.


Yes, I am!


Thank you!

[Thank You!]

You’re welcome!

[Yebber founders]

Looking swell, guys.

And then, it was time to eat!

I hastily took two obligatory lousy shots of the food.


I didn’t want to hog the buffet table because there was a pack of professional food photographers and food bloggers queueing up to take photos of the food.

And there was also a horde of hungry people waiting impatiently for the photographers and bloggers to hurry up and get their photos done so everyone could start eating.


I must say the food was really good. No less than we all expected of a Yebber party!

Once our stomachs were filled and our clothes dotted with spilled food stains, the games began.


This is super cute! I’ve never played Bingo at a party before.

In fact, I’ve only ever played Bingo once in my life, when I was seven or thereabouts, when my parents bought us a Bingo board game.

We were each given two game cards.

[Bingo cards]

Numbers were picked and called out and marked on the game board as we maniacally folded tabs when we had matching numbers.

[Bingo board]

I didn’t win but that’s alright because it was fun!

In between games, there was a cake-cutting ceremony.

[Yebber birthday cake]

What a yummy looking cake! But we didn’t get to eat it. Why har?? I want to eat cake!!

The last event of the night was the lucky draw. And what a lucky draw it was!!

18 awesome prizes were given out!!! WOW.

The first three prizes given out…

[First three prizes]

And the rest…

[Prizes galore!!!]

Mice and webcams and MP3 players and subscriptions to magazines and memberships to spas!


[Winning a lucky draw prize]

I was the second last person to be picked. How nerve wracking was that, sitting through 16 other wins and wondering if my name card would ever get picked!

My prize is a Creative ZEN Stone Plus. It’s sooooo cute looking! I love it to bits!

[Creative ZEN Stone Plus]

I felt quite amazed at winning this because it was the only thing I really wanted to win out of the store of prizes.

Thanks, Yebber! You’re the best!

The party ended with a group shot.

Many group shots, actually.

[Normal group shot]

[Pointing randomly group shot]

[Pointing at camera group shot]

Totally insane!

And silly Claudia was so freaked out the entire week prior to the party, worrying that something will go wrong.

Well, nothing went wrong. I had a great time and I believe the other guests did, too.

I took some photos of myself while waiting for the Goonfather to come with my sooty chariot, Makkuro Kurosuke.

Here’s a blur-looking me.

[A blur Sheylara]

And a blurrer-looking me trying to pose with my prize but failing miserably.

[A blurrer Sheylara]

A group of youngsters standing by the road were giving me weird looks so i decided to stop camwhoring.

Which was just as well, or I would have ended up with a whole bunch of blurry photos instead of just two.

This wondrous night was made possible by happy one-year-old Yebber. Check it out if you haven’t already!

I’m already looking forward to the 2nd anniversary!