Last Posting for 2008

This Year Is Almost Gone,

But It Has Made Us Strong.

The Path Was Long,

But We Walked It with A Song.

There Were Fears & Tears,

But We Had Reasons For Cheers.

Wishing Everyone a Great 2009 ahead and a Glorious Happy New Year.

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On Singapore Roads
* Met 11 Road Idiots Since my last Blog.
* Total 1401 Road Idiots Encountered on SG Roads.
– (Congrats to SGF2894J Champaign Nissan Latio, You are the 1,000th Idiot)
– SFU7550B Champaign Nissan Sunny, I will hunt you down, Bitch.
Wish List
* More "Media Free Play" from The Government.
* More Media Associations to represent local media owners.
* All Road Hoggers MUST DIE & All Reckless Bikers Dead.

* Please tell me where can I dine without the presense of PRCs!
* Foreign Talents or Foreign Troublemakers? We shall see.
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Do You Recall Cinema Advertising?


Are you an early bird whenever you watch movie?

Or are you the type that will only enter the theatre when the lights had dimmed and the screens has started to show previews and ads? (And start tripping people when you enter)

Does advertising in Cinema really works? Especially to latecomers who usually comes in right before the movie starts. Or those who kept chatting until the movie starts while ignoring what’s showing on the screen.

Vividly I can recall the few ads that I’ve seen at cinema recently (I am an early bird by the way);

Gatorade – An ageing ad clip
Hoe Heng Flower Oil – Running 2 spots per movie, always the first and last clip
VISA World Currency – Running 2 spots per movie, back to back.
Wall’s Magnum "Temptation" – Another aging
"Some new drink by 7-Up" – A new ad that is a few weeks old, but the product name doesn’t catch on to me.
Clear Shampoo – Another ageing clip
Sunsilk Shampoo – Another ageing clip
Adidas "Original" – Ageing fast.

Can you recall all of the above?

Or you don’t remember at all?

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On Singapore Roads
* Met 13 Road Idiots Since my last Blog.
* Total 1390 Road Idiots Encountered on SG Roads.
– (Congrats to SGF2894J Champaign Nissan Latio, You are the 1,000th Idiot)
– SFU7550B Champaign Nissan Sunny, I will hunt you down, Bitch.
Wish List
* More "Media Free Play" from The Government.
* More Media Associations to represent local media owners.
* All Road Hoggers MUST DIE & All Reckless Bikers Dead.

* Please tell me where can I dine without the presense of PRCs!
* Foreign Talents or Foreign Troublemakers? We shall see.
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An Inspirational Poem To Complete

sun.jpg picture by Viviobluerex
During the Office Christmas Party, the Executive Director recited a half-completed poem and requires aspiring staff to take up the challenge to complete the poems.

This is the first half of the Poem:

Everyone grumbled when the sky was "Grey".
We all had nothing to do and nothing to say.
Awaiting the end of a dismal day.
But pull through we will with sheer grit and our faith.

Today’s X’mas party, everyone’s faces are smiling and bright.
High expectations, the unfolding spectacle – it’s a sheer delight!
"Get me a camera, quick, oh quick!"
Have to take a shot of the merry making. "Click".

This is what some of my staff filled in;

This version is from DY; 
End of the party, Coming to a new year ahead
Before the next merry start
Let us think what we want for the coming year ahead

With all the resolution we have planned
Let us hold on to each other
And make the coming year great

This is from SH;

Keep this photo of unity in a picture frame,
Time are bad, there’s no one to blame,
Together we find strength, so set some goals and reach for our aims,
Both you and i can do the same.

Tomorrow is a challenge we all must face,
Dead ends and obstacles is like maze,
Lets get focus, and get on our pace,
Perseverance will carry us through this race.

This is from YL;
Celebration has ended and a new year arrives
We work towards our goals before another New Year arrives.
Tough as it may be
But with determinations and hard work, successful we shall be

Before the start of another year
We shall celebrate again a fruitful year
Through sweats, we have seen many difficult years
And together, we will reap many harvested years


Finally, this my version;
The day ended with everyone still happy & smiling.
With looming rain clouds, tougher challenges lie awaiting,
We must prep ourselves now for what’s to come,
But this may well prove too much for some!

Lift ourselves up, we must and get on with our mission.
There is no time to lose for we cannot be complacent.
Remember, there’s light at the end of every tunnel.
Sunshine will shine through after every storm.

Let’s Keep Moving On.

If you are game enough to take up this challenge, do email me at media_world@live.com

Here’s a contribution from Dale, Managing Director of @Life received at 5.50pm 26th Dec 08;
And, as each chapter passes we can look on in awe
that some stages bring little and some bring much more
But with friends and family our most valued possession
we march on through time in this marvelous procession.

So relish the moment and earn the next
think very carefully about this short and sweet text
Here’s to upholding our our most important values
As the new year approaches and the challenge continues


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On Singapore Roads
* Met 2 Road Idiots Since my last Blog.
* Total 1377 Road Idiots Encountered on SG Roads.
– (Congrats to SGF2894J Champaign Nissan Latio, You are the 1,000th Idiot)
– SFU7550B Champaign Nissan Sunny, I will hunt you down, Bitch.
Wish List
* More "Media Free Play" from The Government.
* More Media Associations to represent local media owners.
* All Road Hoggers MUST DIE & All Reckless Bikers Dead.

* Please tell me where can I dine without the presense of PRCs!
* Foreign Talents or Foreign Troublemakers? We shall see.
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Season Greetings & Season Advertising


Season Greetings…

&

Season Advertising…

G-2.jpg picture by Viviobluerex


Nice ad eh?
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On Singapore Roads
* Met 9 Road Idiots Since my last Blog.
* Total 1375 Road Idiots Encountered on SG Roads.
– (Congrats to SGF2894J Champaign Nissan Latio, You are the 1,000th Idiot)
– SFU7550B Champaign Nissan Sunny, I will hunt you down, Bitch.
Wish List
* More "Media Free Play" from The Government.
* More Media Associations to represent local media owners.
* All Road Hoggers MUST DIE & All Reckless Bikers Dead.

* Please tell me where can I dine without the presense of PRCs!
* Foreign Talents or Foreign Troublemakers? We shall see.
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My Heritage


I seldom post up articles that are not-related to the theme of this blog.

But I felt strongly about this article that I told myself that I must have it up, no matter what.

I reckon many of us do not know exactly where our heritage belongs to, or originated from, but I had a pleasant shock last night while watching TV with my Dad.

Channel 8 is currently broadcasting this drama series called "Little Nonya" or "Xiao Niang Rer", a story depicting the early life of the Peranakans in Singapore and those residing in the Straits of Malacca. While watching, my Dad showed me a picture of my late Grandmother and Grandfather in a family portrait in full Peranakan fashion.

He told me about my Grandfather whom came from China, and my Grandmother who was a "Nonya", a "Baba", a Peranakan. I didn’t know I have Peranakan blood in my body.

In the picture below, I can easily identified my late Grandmother, late Grandfather, late Great-Grandmother and all the Grand Aunties and my Uncles & Aunties.
Clan.jpg picture by Viviobluerex
Below is a picture of my late Grandfather’s family….

DadsFamily.jpg picture by Viviobluerex

Frankly speaking I am really proud of my heritage. And my Dad never failed to fascinate me of stories from the olden days.

And lastly, this generation of people do not take pictures like the above anymore.

The 2 pictures above may spark me off into probing further and researching more into my roots.

Maybe that also explains my penchant for hot & spicy food too.

Jaded.

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On Singapore Roads
* Met 4 Road Idiots Since my last Blog.
* Total 1366 Road Idiots Encountered on SG Roads.
– (Congrats to SGF2894J Champaign Nissan Latio, You are the 1,000th Idiot)
– SFU7550B Champaign Nissan Sunny, I will hunt you down, Bitch.
Wish List
* More "Media Free Play" from The Government.
* More Media Associations to represent local media owners.
* All Road Hoggers MUST DIE & All Reckless Bikers Dead.

* Please tell me where can I dine without the presense of PRCs!
* Foreign Talents or Foreign Troublemakers? We shall see.
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IAS Set to Meet 2009 Challenges with Dynamic New Council Members


REPRODUCE ON BEHALF OF :
INSTITUTE OF ADVERTISING SINGAPORE (IAS)

Press Release                               IAS.jpg picture by Viviobluerex

 

IAS Set to Meet 2009 Challenges with Dynamic New Council Members

 

Singapore, 23rd December 2008  — New council members for 2009
were welcomed aboard the IAS in a celebratory Annual General
Meeting lunch at the Singapore Cricket Club on Thursday 18th Dec.
IAS President, Sorab Mistry, Chief Growth Officer—Asia Pacific,
McCann Worldgroup, gave an inspiring speech celebrating the
successes of 2008 and thanking the retiring council members for
their service.

 

The day’s business addressed financial matters and the ongoing
appointment of auditors M/s CS Chow and Co, before moving on
to the election of new Council Members.

 

Honorary Secretary, Patrick Mowe welcomed Mr Mistry as President
for a second term, thanking him for his mentorship and leadership
throughout the year. Founding President, David Teo, who continues
as Finance Chairman, was also named Honorary Secretary.

 

Peggy Tan, CEO of Consumer Probe, continues her role as
Vice President, with an emphasis on her involvement with the
re-vamped ‘IAS Education Portfolio’ and Nalini Naidu, Group MD of
Integrated Marketing Solutions, was welcomed as new Vice President.

 

Nominations for the 6 Council Members 2009, were strongly supported
by the group.

 

Richard Huggins, Regional Director Southeast Asia Microsoft
Advertising, continues his role for another year, giving his personal
backing to the development of IAS Education.

 

Five new members also join the ranks of IAS; Jim Goh, Executive
Director, Business Development APAC, OmnicomMediaGroup will be
the new Treasurer; Jayne Kwek, MD, Moove Media, who championed
the ‘The CEO Power Breakfast’ earlier this year’, adds creative impact
to the Council; Thomas Neo, CEO, Publicis Singapore; Jeslyn Tan,
Senior Director of SMRT Media and the leading spirit behind the highly
acclaimed ‘Most Influential Creative Director of the Year’ poster campaign;
and finally Terrence Tan, DDB’s Creative Director and winner of the
2008 ‘Creative Director of the Year’ award. His involvement in 
IAS Portfolio
School promises to draw attention and inspire the hearts and minds of
Singapore’s creatives.

 

Mr Mistry closed the meeting with his thought provoking speech.
After thanking Jennifer Goh, IAS Executive Director, for her tireless
efforts and continued results on behalf of the Council, he emphasised
the need to be prepared for what lies ahead in 2009; to embrace a
positive attitude and help build on the foundations which have been so
successfully put in place by previous Council Members.

 


 

JENNIFER GOH | Executive Director
Institute of Advertising Singapore
15 Enggor Street | #07-01 Realty Centre | Singapore 079716
Tel: 6220 8382 | Fax: 6221 1106 | Mobile: +65 9455 6421
Website:
www.ias.org.sg

Singapore Advertising Hall of Fame:
 www.advertisinghalloffameawards.com
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On Singapore Roads
* Met 5 Road Idiots Since my last Blog.
* Total 1362 Road Idiots Encountered on SG Roads.
– (Congrats to SGF2894J Champaign Nissan Latio, You are the 1,000th Idiot)
– SFU7550B Champaign Nissan Sunny, I will hunt you down, Bitch.
Wish List
* More "Media Free Play" from The Government.
* More Media Associations to represent local media owners.
* All Road Hoggers MUST DIE & All Reckless Bikers Dead.

* Please tell me where can I dine without the presense of PRCs!
* Foreign Talents or Foreign Troublemakers? We shall see.
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AdLibs Nov/Dec 2008 Issue


This time my article appears on page 11. It’s a group interview on OMD’s view on OOH Buying.

20081222103143390.jpg picture by Viviobluerex

And a little extra this month. Something which I’d always wanted to do for a friend. Finally caught up with Ariane Goo on page 15.
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*I know the scanning are bad, go grab a copy of Adlibs and read about it!

 
To subscribe to AdLibs Magazine, please write to the publisher at vtconsty@pop.singnet.com.sg
 
Have a great week ahead.
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On Singapore Roads
* Met 11 Road Idiots Since my last Blog.
* Total 1357 Road Idiots Encountered on SG Roads.
– (Congrats to SGF2894J Champaign Nissan Latio, You are the 1,000th Idiot)
– SFU7550B Champaign Nissan Sunny, I will hunt you down, Bitch.
Wish List
* More "Media Free Play" from The Government.
* More Media Associations to represent local media owners.
* All Road Hoggers MUST DIE & All Reckless Bikers Dead.

* Please tell me where can I dine without the presense of PRCs!
* Foreign Talents or Foreign Troublemakers? We shall see.
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