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In Singapore, the month of October is usually pretty “happening” and “exciting” as everyone seem to be gearing themselves up for some mass fright fest at Sentosa Spooktacular 2013. Afterall, Halloween falls in the month of October and people are now more receptive towards the extraordinary occasion as compared to the past.
If you’re not a fan of all things Halloween probably because you’re afraid of getting spooked by other people, why not get yourself spooked right at the warm comforts of your home? Yes, we know it sounds weird but if you don’t want to miss out on all the fun, one thing you can do is to host a Halloween party at home and get your friends to watch The Walking Dead Season 4 with you!

What’s The Walking Dead about?

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The Walking Dead is an American horror drama television series developed by Frank Darabont and it is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The series stars Andrew Lincoln as sheriff’s deputy Rick Grimes, who awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies, sets out to find his family, and encounters many other survivors along the way.

The Walking Dead is in its 4th season now and if you have missed the last 3 seasons, you really ought to catch them!

In the months since the third season drew to a close and fans were left reeling from the bloodbath that claimed the lives of many of the show’s original cast members, theories and questions have been spiralling and taking seed; will the prison community survive without Rick’s leadership? What has The Governor planned for his revenge on Rick and his group of survivors? These questions will finally be answered in the premiere episode of the fourth season, directed by horror veteran, Greg Nicotero.

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Set in and around the prison, prepare to be thrown into a world where there are more walkers than humans and whom poses a threat like never before. Viewers will discover what happens to Rick as he fights to return to the man he once was while Daryl struggles with the loss of his brother and is also presented with the opportunity to be a leader. There will also be a number of new faces, some of whom will be familiar to fans of the graphic novels.

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For viewers in Singapore, the zombie-fever takes over the FOX Movies Premium and it is currently showing every Sunday, 10pm on SingTel mio TV Channel 414 and StarHub TV Channel 622

And if you have decided to host your very own Halloween party, why not make it even more exciting by getting you and your friends dressed up as a zombie? To get some styling tips and ideas on becoming a zombie, you can download the free Dead Yourself App that allows you to transform your likeness into that of a photo-realistic walker with terrifying results. The photos can be edited with the app and you can even add some zombie eyes, mouths, and even props from The Walking Dead before sharing them on Facebook, Twitter and the public walker photo gallery! You can get the Dead Yourself App on the Apple App Store & Google Play or you can visit deadyourself.com

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Get ready for some frightful zombifying fest with The Walking Dead Season 4 because they are bigger, badder, and hungrier!

Yesterday, I was at the office of Google Singapore for the “Travel with Google” media event and I picked up a few interesting insights and tips about using Google’s products. As there are quite a number of Google products to be mentioned, I will just be highlighting a couple that I feel would be a great help for your travel needs.

Obviously, every IT-savvy individual knows what Google is and as far as I know, we have been Googling about almost anything under the sun. Now, if you’re an iPhone user, does that mean you can’t enjoy Google’s products? Absolutely not! Most of Google’s products are available on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

Some products from Google that we will be highlighting in this blog post are; Google NowGoogle+Google Play, Google Map, and Google Translate.

Staffs from Google Singapore explaining to us about Google Cultural Institute.

While we won’t be explaining much about the Google Cultural Institute in this blog post, you must absolutely check it out because it is a really cool microsite by Google and I instantly fell in love with it! There’s just so much interesting facts, history, and cultural information that’s available on Google Cultural Institute!

With mobile technology advancing so rapidly and society becoming more affluent, almost everyone has access to a Smartphone and trust me, your Smartphone can be your best travel companion. Remember those days in the past when you have to pack tons of gear into your luggage whenever you travel? Gears like maps, camera, foreign language phrasebooks, and even thick guidebooks? Yes, travelling was quite a cumbersome affair; especially if you’re on a free and easy trip! However, thanks to mobile technology, you can now cut down on those unnecessary weight and go on a mega shopping spree without worrying about excess baggage.

Staffs from Google Singapore were conducting a hands-on demonstration for us.

Here are some tips on how Google can help you be a better world traveller.

Google Now

Google Now gets you just the right information at just the right time. This is useful for everyday life, but especially useful when traveling because Google Now can get you information about your new surroundings.

For instance, Google Now can help you uncover some great activities, by showing you events happening around you, suggesting websites for you to explore as you research things to do, and nearby photo spots to visit. You will also see other cards designed for travel, like the currency conversion, translation, and flight status cards.

Google Maps

Remember when you had to figure out if you were in quadrant A5 of page 67 in whatever book of maps you were using? Those days are long gone, thanks to Google Maps on your mobile device.
You can get indoor views of many malls, shops, and restaurants to scoop out that perfect shopping and dining location.

Google Translate

Google Translate allows you [and your interlocutor] to speak into the app, or handwrite, or even take a picture to input the language that you want to be translated. If you were ever stumped on what to order at a Japanese countertop sushi restaurant, fear no more; you can just snap a photo of the menu text, brush your finger over the bit you want translated, and voila, you now know what to order!

Google+

With Google+ you can automatically upload photos and videos as you take them using Auto Backup. With Auto Backup enabled, photos and videos taken with your smartphone are automatically uploaded to a private album on Google+. No more wrestling with cables! Once uploaded, you can easily share them later from your phone or on the web, and if you’re worried about incurring excessive data charges, you can also have the option of backing up your photos when you’re connected to free WiFi-hotspots.

Books on Google Play

Stuck on a train with nothing to do? Google Play comes to the rescue! Home to the world’s largest selection of e-books, you can read them anywhere you like; on a tablet, phone, or e-reader. The best part is, your bookmarked page stays in sync across all your devices!

These are just some of the products from Google that I find really essential and helpful for frequent travellers; but of course, there are other products that are equally useful such as Google Trends, Google Hangout, and Google Drive. For now, here are just some products for you to start exploring with!

Should you find this blog post helpful, do share it with your friends and do stay tuned to us because we will be sharing about the other products from Google that are not listed here.

Happy Googling!

We were recently at the launch of the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine at Kinokuniya Bookstore [Takashimaya] and it was a wonderful time of getting to know the people whom were behind the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine.

From Evernote Smart Notebook Lauch 2012

Look at all the wonderful goodie bags that they have prepared for us!

From Evernote Smart Notebook Lauch 2012

If you’re wondering what the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine is, do check out our previous blog entry here:
http://awinsomelife.org/2012/09/19/the-evernote-smart-notebook-by-moleskine/

During the launch, we were shown how we could get creative with the [Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine] and how we could use the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine in our everyday lives.

This is Mr. Ryan Lai, the General Manager of Working Unit

From Evernote Smart Notebook Lauch 2012

This is Mr. Tiang Lim Foo, Market Development for Evernote Application

From Evernote Smart Notebook Lauch 2012

Well, to be honest, the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine is really a perfect gift for your loved ones, friends, and colleagues because the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine is especially suitable for anyone whom needs a place to jot down their thoughts and ideas; and turn them into digital formats which they can access on-the-go.

From Evernote Smart Notebook Lauch 2012

This sleek and contemporary-looking Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine comes with a free 3-months premium subscription to the Evernote Application that can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

The Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine has been designed and optimised to work with the Evernote Application and if you’re running the Apple iOS version of the Evernote Application, it works even better.

Here’s 3 reasons why you should get the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine:

1). If you’re the sort of person who enjoys taking down notes and drawing out your creative ideas using a physical pen and paper, then the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine is for you. By using the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine, you can use it anytime anywhere at your own convenience and if you feel like sharing your notes and ideas, you can take a snapshot of it and share it with your friends, schoolmates, or colleagues via the Evernote Application.

2). Imagine you are on a flight for a business trip and you forgotten to bring along your [Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine] with you; and you need access to your notes for the next business meeting. What can you do? Well, fret not because every time you take a snapshot of your notes, it will be sent to the Evernote Application where your notes will be stored. Using your smartphones or mobile devices, you can access them anytime and anywhere.

3). Sick and tired of having all your disorganised notes laying around? Well, with the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine, you can now sort out your notes and categorise them using the Smart Sticker Tags that comes with it. What’s more, you can also customise the Smart Sticker Tags to your preference and search for your handwritten notes simply by keying in words and phrases in the Evernote Application.

The Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine are available in two sizes, large [SGD$41] and pocket [SGD$30], with both grid and ruled page designs, and it will be available at all Kinokunyia Bookstores across the island and as well as online at www.moleskineasia.com

From Evernote Smart Notebook Lauch 2012

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Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine:

1). Can I use the Evernote Application with any other notebooks besides the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine?

Answer: Yes you can; however, the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine is optimised to work with the Evernote Application. In fact, the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine has a unique “Evernote ruled” or “Evernote squared” page styles with dotted lines that is designed to ensure a clean image when you capture it with your Smartphone or mobile devices. Furthermore, the Smart Sticker Tags are only available with the purchase of an Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine.

2). Is the Evernote Application only available on Apple App Store and Google Play?

Answer: For now, yes.

3). Can I subscribe to the premium subscription of the Evernote Application without buying the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine?

Answer: Yes, you can. However, if you get the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine, you will get a free 3-months premium subscription to the Evernote Application that is worth $15!
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Here’s a group photo of the Bloggers whom attended the Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine Launch.

From Evernote Smart Notebook Lauch 2012

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God bless!