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Usher in the year of the Horse with BBC’s exciting line-up of programmes and festive favourites!

This Chinese New Year holiday, BBC will be featuring a series of special holiday programmes, all day, from 31st January till 2nd February 2014, on the following BBC channels – BBC Knowledge, BBC Lifestyle, BBC Entertainment, and CBeebies (available on Starhub channels in Singapore).

I have 5 sets of BBC CBeebies Chinese New Year red packets to giveaway! To win them, simply LIKE my facebook page or FOLLOW me on Twitter and PM me with your name, contact number, email and mailing address to send the red packets to. The first five persons to do so before 9am tomorrow (25 Jan) will be the winners. 

More on the BBC programmes: 

Go back to where Chinese New Year started with BBC Knowledge (Starhub Channel 407) by taking an in-depth look into Beijing: Biography of an Imperial Capital. Also, take a peek into the driving forces of one the world’s largest economies with China on 4 Wheels and Gok Wan: Made in China.

Learn tips and tricks to preparing easy and delicious Chinese cuisine with fashion stylist Gok Wan in Gok Cooks Chinese on BBC Lifestyle (Starhub Channel 432). Craving for something different? Follow Rachel Khoo into her home kitchen in Little Paris Kitchen: Cooking with Rachel Khoo, where she teaches you how to whip up simple and rich French cuisine.

Lose yourself in the magical world of Arabia on BBC Entertainment (Starhub Channel 521), with the Sinbad (series 1) marathon.

Get your little ones in the mood for arts and crafts with a Mister Maker (series 3) marathon and the first episode of the new series of Mister Maker Around the World on CBeebies (Starhub Channel 303). Join Sarah & Duck as the little girl and her duck friend go on their adventures and try to solve problems that they encounter along the way. Ever wondered how the rest of the world celebrated Chinese New Year? Let’s Celebrate shows you how.

[25 Jan 2014, UPDATE]

The five winners are:

  • Koh Hui Chen
  • Keith Tan
  • Lim Xinyi
  • Adlena Wong
  • Val Lim

Congratulations and happy new year! 

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Winners for Grimbergen Christmas Gift Sets Giveaway

And the three lucky winners for my Grimbergen Christmas Gift Sets Giveaway are:

Congratulations to Lucas Lam, Wesley Lim Yipeng and Tan Keith! The PR for Grimbergen beer will be contacting you shortly on the prize collection details.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Remember, do stay tuned to Alvinology.com for more giveaway to come for this festive period!

Grimbergen Christmas Gift Sets Giveaway!

Celebrate Christmas in style with Grimbergen Belgian abbey beers! 

In partnership with Grimbergen, I will be giving away 3 x Grimbergen Christmas Gifts Sets that are not for sale anywhere:

If you are above 18 years old and am interested to grab one of these gift sets, simply LIKE my Facebook page or FOLLOW me on Twitter and message me with your email, name, age and contact number by 19 Dec (this Friday), 7pm.

Included in the gift set are three different brews from Grimbergen:

The La Blanche, a classic white beer, delights and revitalizes with its creamy texture and fruity aromas. The subtle zest of spices and bergamot makes it particularly refreshing and a great hit at any luxury Christmas party.

The La Blonde is a top fermented beer, boasting a perfect blend of sweet and bitter, and its subtle hints of spices tantalize and captivate. It is round and harmonious in the mouth, leaving a slightly fruity taste that goes well with the season to be jolly.

The La Double Ambrée is a generous beer with a dark robe. With an intriguing blend of different malts, it is rich, deep and ample in the mouth. Born from double fermentation, astute palates will be able to distinguish the refined notes of caramel.

Merry Christmas everyone (and stay tuned to Alvinology.com for more giveaways)!

Winners for MasterCard PayPass™ Cards Contest

Together with MasterCard, I ran a contest on 21 November to give out three MasterCard PayPass™ cards with a cash value of S$100 preloaded in each card.

This was in conjunction with a MasterCard campaign to win a Priceless trip for two to Justin Timberlake’s ‘The 20/20 Experience World Tour’  live in New York when you pay with PayPass™.

Without further ado, here are the three winners selected via a random draw:

Congratulations to Weijie Tan, Tina Loh and Lim Qin Liang!

I will be contacting the winners shortly on the prize collection details. Have fun shopping with your MasterCard PayPass™ cards and I hope one of you win the trip to New York!

LEGO Friends “Lessons of Friendship” Meme Contest Winners

LEGO Friends recently launched their new friendship campaign and partnered Alvinology.com for a giveaway.

To join the meme contest, participants just have to do the following:

  1. Watch the “Lessons of Friendship” film
  2. Do a screen capture of the video
  3. Write a nice Friendship-related statement with the screen capture as a meme and email it to alvinologist@gmail.com by 15 Nov 2013.

Here are some of the amazing entries I have received for the contest:

Grace Tan –

Robert Sim –

Carol Lim –

Henri Soh –

Megan –

Karis See –

Chan CL –

Jaime Chan –

Erlina Husada –

Farizah Rahman –

There are a total of 3 prizes to giveaway:

Top Prize
1 x Friendship Diary
1 x Heartlake Pet Salon (usual price: S$59.90)

Runner Up Prizes (x2)
1 x Friendship Diary
1 x Mia’s Magic Tricks (usual price: S$19.90)

The winners are….

Congratulations to Grace Tan for winning the top prize; Robert Sim and Farizah Rahman for wininng the runner up prizes! I will be providing your emails to the organisers and they will be contacting you on the prize collection details.

Thank you for joining this contest everyone. Do continue to support this blog. 🙂

LEGO Friends Friendship Giveaway

LEGO Friends has recently launched their new friendship campaign and is partnering Alvinology.com for a giveaway.

As part of the friendship campaign, LEGO Friends has rolled out a short film titled, “How to Build a Friendship”:

In addition to this, LEGO Friends  has also rolled out a Limited Edition Friendship Diary, encouraging children to jot down their thoughts and feelings. The diary is filled with engaging activities including drawing spaces, craftwork and an assortment of games that can be played with friends. A nice gift for the little ones.

I am giving away the following on this blog:

Top Prize
1 x Friendship Diary
1 x Heartlake Pet Salon (usual price: S$59.90)

Runner Up Prizes (x2)
1 x Friendship Diary
1 x Mia’s Magic Tricks (usual price: S$19.90)

How can you win these prizes?

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Watch the “Lessons of Friendship” film
  2. Do a screen capture of the video
  3. Write a nice Friendship-related statement with the screen capture as a meme and email it to alvinologist@gmail.com by 15 Nov 2013. Here is a sample from me: 

The most creative memes (purely by judging only) will win the prizes

Easy?

Send in your entries now. I look forward to reading your memes. 🙂

NTUC First Campus – It Began With You

Are you familiar with NTUC First Campus?

NTUC First Campus (NFC) is a pioneering childcare operator in Singapore, established since the 1970s. It manages three pre-school brands which parents with young children will be familiar with – My First Skool, The little Skool-House International and The Caterpillar’s Cove.

NFC runs a total of 120 centres island-wide, guided by the principle that every child deserves a good start in life. Its social mission is to ensure that every child, regardless of social or economic background, can receive quality and affordable early childhood care and education.

It is with these in mind that NFC embarks on a social recruitment campaign to promote the appreciation for pre-school educators and encourage more to fulfill their aspirations in joining the early childhood care and education industry. I am happy to know of this campaign spearheaded by NFC and am more than willing to help spread the words.

Personally, I have great respect for people working as pre-school educators, just like those in the nursing professions. These are jobs which require a lot of care and patience.

Close your eyes and visualise what a pre-school educator should be like – does a kind, parent-like figure comes to mind?

Can you picture yourself as this person?

If you can, the future of Singapore may just lie in your nurturing hands:

If you love children and believe you can make a difference in the little ones’ lives, consider sending your resume over for a career with NTUC First Campus.

NFC works hard to establish support network and career advancement opportunities for their staff. Both new and current teachers can develop their knowledge and skills in their tailored training programs, as well as learn the best practices through regular meetings and forums.

To find out more about NFC careers and positions available, do visit their official social recruitment website – It Began with You.  or their official facebook page. 

Meanwhile, if you are undecided, consider taking this online challenge to find out if you can understand a child will and have what it takes to be a pre-school teacher:

NFC is giving away S$50 CapitaMall vouchers weekly for participants of the online challenge. In addition, there is also a grand prize of a travel package worth S$1,500. Try out the online challenge HERE on Facebook or HERE if you do not have a facebook account. Have fun. 🙂