I read with amusement, this brewing saga between a girl name Yuki Ng and a blogger call Zoe Raymond. Yuki created a Facebook page alleging that Zoe was the third party who broke up the relationship between she and her fiance, Alvin Yang, causing them to call off their marriage.
I do not know any of the parties involved and frankly, it is none of my business.
However, I cannot help but compare the saga to Palmer-gate as this saga surfaced about a week after.
Michael Palmer, his wife and his adultery partner, Laura Ong all had it hard, facing intense scrutiny from the public and the media.
Zoe Raymond is not a famous person in Singapore. I do not know of her existence until this saga. Nonetheless, she is a blogger with some level of fame, having done some advertorials here and there and modelled for many blogshops.
It is scary how she is now being hounded, stalked and abused online because of this saga. Some of these people do not even know her or Yuki or even the guy Alvin.
I think Zoe is vigorously deleting negative comments from her blog, facebook and other open social media channels, but her haters are just as adamant See these screen grabs I got from her Facebook:
Scary isn’t it?
Even the brand of toothpaste she used or the restaurant she visited are not spared.
Having a very public online profile is a scary thing.
Thinking about being a famous blogger like Xiaxue? Make sure you do not too much dirt in your closet first.
There is a saving grace though.
That is if you are able to stand up to fight back against your haters (something which Xiaxue is very good at) or simply just ignore them totally, letting time wash everything away.
Zoe did not delete any of her social media accounts, which goes to show she probably has the tenacity to survive this saga by ignoring everything.
To the haters, the sad thing is, the more you attack and bring attention to Zoe, the more web traffic she will get and the more famous she will become as a blogger. A year or two down the road, people will forget about this saga, but her web traffic stays.
After trying it on, the 3M screen protector quality is so good that I would find it hard to switch back to the low cost $2 ones Rachel and I are used to buying from Daiso.
The anti-glare is the best I have tried so far and it is very easy to stick it on yourself. I like the matt texture which prevent the screen from getting grease stains which will make it hard to swipe the touch screen.
ScreenProtector.SGsent me the following products try out:
– 3M Anti-Glare Screen Protector (Front & Back) for iPhone 4/4S, S$29.90
– 3M Anti-Glare Screen Protector for iPhone 5, S$19.90
– 3M Anti-Glare Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy Note, S$29.90
– 3M Anti-Glare Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300), S$19.90
– 3M Privacy Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300), S$29.90
I am very impressed with their enthusiasm. Almost immediately after the launch of iPhone 5, their staff contacted me and sent me the 3M iPhone 5 Screen Protector!
All their products are made in Singapore, Japan or the United States. You do not worry about cheapskate China knock-off – ScreenProtector.SG is featured on the 3M website.This should give you some assurance on their credibility. They also provide FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE. There is strictly no hidden charges. The price you see is the price you pay.
As I do not have a Samsung phone, I am giving away the following:
– 3M Anti-Glare Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy Note, worth S$29.90
– 3M Anti-Glare Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300), worth S$19.90
– 3M Privacy Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300), worth S$29.90
If you own a Samsung phone and would like to get your hands on one of the 3 items above, simply go like my facebook page @Alvinologist and leave a message on the wall, stating which 3M Samsung screen protector you want. Winners will be chosen via a random draw at the end of December.
Can you see a flashing banner of Kohe Pets on the right-hand-side of this blog?
Well, Kohe Pets offered to take care of the pet food required for my wife’s two cats, Spooky and Amber.
So far, Rachel had done an order with them via their online store smoothly. There is a wide selection of pet food available and the delivery was prompt and efficient.
Instead of having to physically go down to a pet shop to replenish the cat food supply whenever they run low, Rachel is very happy to have the online order option now and have it delivered to her doorstep!
Here are the items Rachel got from her first shopping experience with Kohe Pets:
– A litter pan with lid and swing door
– Tom & Pus pine litter
– Royal Canin Health Nutrition Indoor +7 Dry Cat Food
– Fussie Cat canned wet food
– Solid Gold dry cat food
The original litter pan which Rachel had wanted was out of stock, which wasn’t indicated on the website, but the customer service officer promptly called her up to offer an alternative. The goods were delivered within 24 hours and the cats were happy to inspect the loot when their stuff arrived.
Kohe Pets is not a fly-by-night operation and have been in the business for a while. Hence you need not worry about them scamming you. Check out their official website, Facebook page or blog for more information.
To ensure fairness, I conduct a random draw using Research Randomizer. Bloggers who mentioned they can blog about the tasting were given 2 name slots vs one for the other participants. The results are as below:
Congratulations to Kelvin Koh, Sin Ern, Caren Foo, Sarina Lim and Kiyomi Lim! Dian Xiao Er will be contacting you soon on the details for the vouchers collection.
“I like the Herbal Duck, crispy on the outside… suculent on the inside!” – Kelvin Koh
“Its always a pleasant dining experience at DXE . my fav dishes are the roasted herbal duck and kailan with lime. hope i get the chance to eat for free this time! :)” – Sin Ern
“I like Dian Xiao Er’s food because they always give me the feeling that it’s a very Chinese & Family oriented dining place. Unlike western restaurants where everyone orders a main dish individually, over there it’s Chinese style where many dishes are ordered and shared among the Family! Not forgetting they really have great food such as their signature Herbal Roast Duck, the choice flavor of Angelica Herb – Dang Gui is something i’ve not tried any where else. Every time my Family & I visit Dian Xiao Er, we will definitely order this dish! Looking forward to try out other dishes too the next time my Family & I visit them again! :)” – Caren Foo
“I want to try the food @ Dian Xiao Er (Singapore) because… ALVIN’S BLOG’S PICTURES ARE FREAKING TEMPTING! > <” – Kiyomi Lim
“Claypot Frog & Jumbo Prawn Bee Hoon with Wine looks mighty fine and i want to try it!” – Sarina Lim
If you are interested to visit Dian Xiao Er, they currently operates eight outlets in Singapore. You can visit any of them and be assured the quality is consistent. The boss, Samuel Yik personally make surprise visits to all of them for tasting to ensure this:
1. Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard #02-203/4 | Tel: 6337 1928
2. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #02/137/8 | Tel: 6376 9786
3. Ang Mo Kio, 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 #B2-02 | Tel: 6484 2268
4. Jurong Point, 1 Jurong West Central 2 #03-26/27 | Tel: 67926268
5. Lot One, 21 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 #B1-32/33 | Tel: 6766 1776
6. Terminal 3, Changi Airport #03-42/43 | Tel: 6542 3789
7. Tampines One, 10 Tampines Central 1 #04-07/08 | Tel: 6783 6068
8. Nex Serangoon Central #02-09/10 | Tel: 6634 4828
Isn’t it great that Singapore is often the hub where events like this are hosted in Asia?
As part of the celebration of G-Shock’s 30th Anniversary, Casio Computer Co Ltd opens the first G-Shock concept store in Asia at Plaza Singapura on 28 November. The concept store, aptly named “G-SHOCK”, differs from other Casio G-Factory stores, as it will be dedicated to house only watches under the namesake brand and its sister brand, Baby-G.
I have been collecting G-Shock and Baby-G watches since I was a teen and this is really exciting news, with Singapore being the first country in Asia to have such a concept store. Moreover, it is conveniently located at Plaza Singapura.
“As we celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we seek to take the G-Shock brand closer to our fans and enhance consumers’ shopping experience with this one-of-its-kind concept store that focuses on G-Shock, Baby-G and exclusive commemorative models,” said Mr Watanabe Shunichi, Managing Director of Casio Singapore Pte Ltd.
Designed to immerse shoppers in a holistic experience of the G-Shock brand identity of “Absolute Toughness”, the new G-Shock concept store features a black corrugated metal exterior, rigid concrete blocks that line the walls and brown wood flooring to form a rugged and industrial atelier:
With the key intention of showcasing G-Shock and Baby-G in their full glory, the 382 square feet store is divided into a “Master of G” corner and a “Baby-G” corner. Each space is designed to reflect the key qualities of the watches.
I was there at the official store opening. Here are some of the photos from the event:
Limited Edition Collaboration G-Shock Watches In Celebration Of The Opening
To celebrate this milestone store opening, Casio has collaborated with AOS, a 6-man DJ/Emcee Collective comprising three of The Butter Factory Resident DJs Andrew T, Dave Does & Stanley and three international talents T.T, Hapa & N’fa, and The Killer Gerbil, alter ego of local visual artist Luthfi Mustafah, who is recognised for his street art, to launch two limited edition G-Shock watches.
The G-8900A, designed by AOS, features a sound wave motif that resonates the power of music, expresses the collective’s creativity as music makers and party starters and represents the group’s passion for their profession:
“We are pleased to collaborate with G-Shock to create a statement piece that encapsulates the commonalities that G-Shock and AOS share. We drew our inspiration for the sound wave design from a tattoo on a man whom we met at the airport enroute to KL,” shared Andrew T.
The GD-100 collaboration model, designed by The Killer Gerbil, stands out from the classic G-Shock with its liberal use of colours against a black watch body, featuring a coloured illustration of the Killer Gerbil over the length of the lower watch strap, a blue motif with the character’s name and text in graffiti font, representative of the artist’s forte:
“The Killer Gerbil G-Shock is inspired by the adrenaline rush of fixed gear riding with no brakes and therefore adopts the minimalist concept of the fixed gear bicycles where there are no brakes or gear cables running on the frames. The Killer Gerbil character and graffiti styled illustrations and elements also add a unique touch of design and identity to the watch,” said Luthfi Mustafah.
As the first and only store in the region devoted to the G-Shock, the new store joins Casio’s nine existing G-Factory outlets in Singapore to house all G-Shock watches as well as the brand’s limited edition collaborative models.
G-SHOCK Opening Celebration Promotion
To celebrate the opening of G-SHOCK, shoppers who spend a minimum of $130.00 in the new store will receive a limited edition G-Shock cap, while stocks last.
The G-SHOCK concept store is located at #03-63, Plaza Singapura; opening hours are 10.00am to 10.00pm daily.
The GD-100 by The Killer Gerbil is now available in store, while the G-8900A by AOS will be available from December 2012 onwards. Both watches retail at S$209.00 each and will be sold exclusively at the G-Shock concept store.
Upcoming G-Shock Design Competition in January 2013
In conjunction with G-Shock’s 30th Anniversary and the watch’s Shock The World celebrations next year, Casio will be organising a G-Shock design competition, where G-Shock enthusiasts can try their hands at creating a unique watch design of their own and stand to win attractive prizes. More details will be revealed on the Casio Facebook Fanpage at a later date.
Looking through his Facebook pictures, he do seems to have some real pictures styling local and regional celebrities. I wish him all the best in his new business venture and I hope he would not resort to lying about his credential any more.
Actually, some other Facebook users have pointed out it tracks the friends that you interact with the most, and not so much who is stalking you the most. Also, the order may be jumbled and are not of significance. A friend mentioned it is probably just a random list of the people you chat with in your chat box. Some said it could be the people whom YOU are stalking the most yourself. I am not a coder so I cannot verify any of this. Any one can solve the mystery? 🙂
Anyway, this is something harmless and REAL on Facebook that you can play with on your own without having to give access to third party developers to spam your Facebook account or intrude your privacy.