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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. 🙂

Introducing Snax! by CP Foods – 5 pair of vouchers to give away

Snax! by CP Foods
Snax! by CP Foods

Snax! by CP is the latest food concept launched by CP Foods, one of Singapore’s most popular and leading food brands, that serves up hot, flavourful comfort food that you can consume on-the-go.

Shrimp skewer choices
Shrimp skewer choices
Chicken skewer options
Chicken skewer options

In collaboration with CP Foods, I will be giving our 5 pairs of Snax! by CP vouchers (each pair worth S$30++) – each voucher entitles a Snax! value meal, 3 seafood or chicken skewers, and 1 set of the new ‘Chicky Chix’.

One voucher can get you this amount of food:

Two chicken sticks on the left and three shrimp sticks on the right
Two chicken sticks on the left and three shrimp sticks on the right
A box of rice with two skewers
A box of rice with two skewers
That's really a lot of food!
That’s really a lot of food!

The vouchers are redeemable at either of the two Snax! by CP outlets – Takashimaya (Food Hall, B2), and JEM (B1-K03) – and are valid till 31 October 2013. Other terms and conditions apply.

If you are interested to win these vouchers, simply go Like my Facebook Fan Page and leave a comment on this post.

I will do a random draw and contact the winner via Facebook message by next Monday (14 Oct 2013).

[14 Oct 2013 Update] Congratulations to the following five winners:

I will be messaging the winners via facebook. A big thank you to everyone who joined this contest. Do continue to support Alvinology.com and Snax! by CP Foods. 🙂

Red Bull Real Singapore Heroes

Have you witnessed a kind deed recently, or know someone who regularly goes the extra mile to lend a helping hand?

How about spreading some love to these wonderful individuals?  –  nominate them for the Red Bull Real Singapore Heroes: an award to recognise and reward ordinary Singaporeans and Singapore residents who make a difference through selfless and noble acts:

redbullheroes

 Held in conjunction with the launch of the new Red Bull 25% Less Sugar, Red Bull Singapore is extending an invitation to Singaporeans to nominate individuals who have performed heroic acts in our daily lives on the Red Bull Real Singapore Heroes microsite  through video or text submissions from 1 Aug to 30 Sep.

redbull

There are amazing prizes to be won:

    • 3 winning video entries will each receive 1x Samsung Galaxy S4 or $888 cash
    • 3 winning text entries will each receive 1x iPad Mini or $488 cash

Need inspirations for your submission? Check out the Hall of Heroes to read the entries submitted so far.

In addition, if you have bought any Red Bull Less Sugar during this period, just snap a photo of the receipt, upload it on the same microsite and you will be entered into a draw to win S$5,000 worth of prizes, including travel vouchers! 

It doesn’t matter if it’s one can or a dozen; your own receipt or your mama’s grocery receipt. If you bought Red Bull Less Sugar, you’re in. 

Have fun. 🙂

Win the Volkswagen Sharan (for a week)!

Yes, you read correctly.

You can win the Volkswagen Sharan (for a week)!

I wrote about my experience cruising around in the 7-seat MPV with a 2.0 TSI engine for a week. Would you like to experience this for you and your loved ones too?

You can! Volkswagen Singapore is now running a #INeedASharan contest. Do visit the official website for more details. 

To participate, simply post a picture (on instagram or on the #INeedASharan facebook app) showing why you need a Sharan, along with the hash tag #INeedASharan. For ideas and inspirations, you can read my previous blog post on my experience driving the Sharan for a week. 

Me driving the Volkswagen Sharan
Me driving the Volkswagen Sharan
My son, Asher, enjoying his ride in the Sharan with his aunt
My son, Asher, enjoying his ride in the Sharan with his aunt

The top 10 most voted pictures will be selected and judged by a Volkswagen Singapore panel, and the top 5 will be selected winners. Yes, there are FIVE winners – not one, but FIVE. 

The prize? A week drive with the Sharan!

Note that anyone is free to participate, but ultimately, the winners will have to be 24 and above and have a valid driving license for your own safety as well as the safety of other road users.

Hurry and send in your #INeedASharan entry now! Submission closes at 2359hrs, 13 September 2013.