Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Anti-Drug Game Launch: Escape From Drugs Land

In a refreshing approach to send the anti-drug message to the younger generation, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA) have launched a series of online gaming challenge on Facebook.

There are altogether three games that will be launched, and the one I'll be introducing today is the final one, launching on 1 February (tomorrow)! :)

The first game that was launched in December was Jump Jump Rescue, followed by The Right Choice in January and now, Escape from Drugs Land.  These games were designed and created by local students, who bagged honors at the competition held last year.

In a nutshell, Escape from Drugs Land is an interactive online board game (like Monopoly, Life, 大富翁...).  Designed by three ITE College Central (MacPherson) students, their game emerged the first runner-up at the competition.

Alvin Seow, Lee Eng Chuan and Maung Nay Oo Linn of Team E.L.A.  They look so proud and happy! ^^

Here are some of the gameplay screenshots:

 First, you click on the dice to determine the number of steps you move. 

Then depends on wherever you land, you may have to answer questions related to the drugs.

If you're uncertain about some properties of the particular drug, you can enter the Drug Study Corner to learn more about each of the harmful effects.

During the game, it will provides information about the drug effects on abusers.

There are some points in the game where there are mini-crisis challenge games like the one below:

The game is full of surprises - quizzes, mini-games, puzzles and Q&A!  I believe a lot of hard work goes into the making of the game, from the colourful graphics to incorporating informative anti-drug messages into challenge.

Although this board game idea is not new, I feel that the team has given it a new approach, adding other elements to keep the youth engaged. It's also very time-consuming and  not easy to create the graphics!

I personally like puzzle games because I like to answer questions, so yeah if you think you're very well-read and knowledgeable about drugs, put yourself to the test!  Beat the other online gamers.

Log on to the Life Does Not Rewind facebook page to play, and the top scorers for each game will win an iPad 2 each! Sweet!  In addition to the games, you can share about being clean and making The Right Choice to win addition tickets to iFly.

Targeting at youths aged 13 to 25, if you're still within this age range *ahem*, the Challenge will run on Facebook until Feb 26!

When I attended the media launch in November, we tried out the games at the HQ.  Here are some photos from that day:

 Bloggers moving around to try the games.

 That's Qiuqiu trying out The Right Choice. 

These are students from Singapore Polytechnic, who are the creator of The Right Choice, now available on the facebook fan page.

NCADA chairman, Dr N Varaprasad, said: "Our youths are spending many hours online every day, especially on games and social media sites such as Facebook. We want to be where they are, and leverage these platforms to drive home the anti-drug messages."

Life Does Not Rewind - Make the Right Choice: 
Choose Life, Not Drugs.

Friday, January 27, 2012

When I Turn 22 Last December...

There are no more elaborate parties nor celebrations, just a quiet cake-cutting ritual that took place at night.

Cake from The Icing Room failed to impress my taste buds.

Only that greedy girl seem to enjoy it much.

Sis had to go off straight after, she had a date elsewhere.

In the day, we just roamed around a mall.  Not knowing what to get me, he eventually got me a pair of handy earphones.  I like his confidence, knowing that I would use it often.

The night before, the sleepover was fun.  He presented me with a video, inspired by HIMYM:

A video he started compiling just a few days before.  +1 for effort, -1 for the last minute effort.  Hur.  

I've finally completed my Thank You messages here, to the 71 people who cared :)

I'm sorry I took so long to just say thank you! And I know it looks super amateurish. Heh.

Last but not least, special love to B for spending the day and night with me.  Thank you for your effort trying to make me happy. :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pantene Pro-V Smooth & Silky Product Review

This is a backdated post as I was supposed to update on my hair's progress on Day 7 and Day 14.  I had LASIK surgery on the first week on January so I try as much as possible not to use the computer. 

It's almost 21 days of using Pantene Pro-V Smooth & Silky series now and here are some of my thoughts about the products:

Shampoo: I've mentioned before it smells very sweet, similar to a honeydew scent. 

Conditioner: Still NOT liking it.  The unpleasant pungent smells kinda stays... ack!

Rinse-off treatment: My favourite product!  Smells good and hair turns super smooth immediately after usage!  The nozzle is in the shape of a starburst. Heh. 

And so when you squeeze the cream out, it looks like cupcake frosting! Hahaha

Intensive treatment: I don't really have the patience to stand in the shower for 5 mins with this on, so I think I didn't really enjoy the full benefits for this product. :X

On Day 7, my hair was noticeably smoother and shinier.  My hair became more manageable, especially during combing.

I would recommend friends to use this series if their hair is naturally healthy to begin with, and had undergone very minimal hair treatment processes (such that if you seldom dye or perm your hair).  If all you lack is that shine and softness, then this series of products is what you need. :)

Perhaps after this I should go for its Total Damage Care series to fix my split ends problem.  The lower part of my hair still seems rather dry and brittle, so I think I need something with more mosturizing properties. :)
On top of a regular haircare regime, I believe it's also important to go for occasional salon treatments and eat the right foods!  Our scalp needs rest too but I style/tie my hair almost daily, so I guess it's my fault that my hair is not in tiptop condition.

A tip I've learnt on the way is using cold water or at most lukewarm water when you wash your hair. This will help to retain the effect after your hair dries out.  I feel cold most of the time so I always use hot water to shower.  Maybe that explains the dry hair. =,=

The price probably ranges from SGD$6.90 to 12.90 (I'm not too sure about this!) but is definitely affordable and can be purchased at major supermarkets, Watsons, Guardian and even mamashops/mini-marts. 
You can also try Pantene's Total Damage Care & Hair Fall Control and see how it works out for you! Thank you Pantene for the hair products!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The "English" Spring

I guess I must have misled several people into thinking I was a party girl even before they knew me in person.  Over the years, I've been accused of so many things it's hard to change an impression any way. 

In fact, I seldom celebrate festivities at huge parties or night clubs.  However, when I'm invited to attend, it's my pleasure to join friends for countdowns and have a good time.  

On New Year's Eve, I was feeling rather worn out that night and almost missed the new year when the clock strikes 12.  The initial plan was to stay home and/or check out the nearby community centre activities, but his family decided to "cross" bridge to see the fireworks.

I dozed off as he cruised; and though the radio was playing some fine club music, none of the channels was accurate with the countdown. -,-"  We knew only when the fireworks started lighting up the sky.

We honked and yelled "Happy New Year" to random cars who drove past, and waved madly too. :D

And that was how I entered 2012.  The car then went around the island once and we all headed back to bed.

We woke up the following morning to have a traditional breakfast, followed by spring cleaning (now everything feels so clean!).

I also cracked the first 3-digit combination lock in my life!  It was hard work and required A LOT of patience, and that maroon vintage suitcase was my reward.  Hehe.  Totally worth it if you ask me. :)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Gonna go a quick post before heading to bed. Will probably be unable to use the computer for the next few days because I'm going for LASIK tomorrow morning!

Arrangements were made for us bloggers to go for a tour in the day.  Most of us had difficulty waking up for breakfast at 8.30am, considering that we only crashed at 4+ the night before.  I managed a quick breakfast with Silver, Nadia and David, then join Charlene and Ivy for the tour.

We visited a few locations including Tugu Negara, Lake Gardens and KLCC.  Bumped into Stella and we just got to take a pic!

Also shamelessly asked Nuffie David to help us take the picture, and got his namecard in exchange for his help. 

The last time I was here with my classmates for an educational trip, I was 14!

Huiwen poked fun at me by asking me why I was so "horny". Haha.  I wore the reindeer clips on for the earlier part of the day because I was supposed to attend Yolanda's birthday party that evening but I gave that up to attend NAPBAS.  Her party was animal-themed and I had chosen to be a reindeer, thus explains the horns.

Lunch was fun at Nandos @KLCC where we girls just talked about relationships, and we walked around for more food and shopping.

Ivy bought one of these gelato ball stick and it's SO yummy.  Do we have this here (in SG)? It's pretty expensive for one ball of cream, but it comes in a wide variety of flavours though.

I've been reading Tongue in Chic now and usually I would pay attention to the features on Chic Pop Street Market.  I'm a fan for flea markets and thrift shops so I would usually go look for stuff there.  It was always held in KL and it's a bit far for me to go all the way there.   Before heading up to KL, I found out that there will be a flea market that same NAPBAS weekend and I wouldn't allow myself to miss it!

This is where I went that afternoon, along with Charlene and Ivy.  We were foolish to take the premium cab thinking it would be safer, but no, we ended up having to pay a lot for the ride and the cabbie cheated by going for extra rounds.  Gotta blame myself for the lack of research. :(

For some strange reason, the flea was also located in an ulu place and it's pretty far off from our hotel and city.  When we finally found it, it was "hello clothes and shoes" and that explains why there isn't any more pictures after this.  Plus we were shopping in the rain.

Lenne and Jean was supposed to join us too but overslept and I think they joined the rest of the nuffies at Pavilion.

After dinner, there was a change of plans and we weren't notified but thanks to Nuffie Min who safely got us to G Tower for drinks and dance. 

The rest of the night was just.... a blur for a lot of them.  Haha. I had to stay sober and rest for day three since I extended my stay! :) Powered by Blogger.