Yesterday, we were at The Walking Dead Zombie Pop Up Cafe that was specially constructed for the Race The Dead Running Event, Singapore’s first ever 5K Zombie Run, at Sentosa Siloso Beach and it was quite an intriguing experience.

If you’re wondering what’s on the menu, here it is! All the food and beverage items were specially prepared by the awesome crew from Kerbside Gourmet.

Of all the items that we have tried on the menu, we like Victim 13 Cupcake the best and apart from food, blood beverage was also served to over 5,000 survivors of the Race The Dead event.

Runners had a taste of what it felt like to be inside The Walking Dead, the hit-TV show that kicked off the zombie fever around the world.

Participants also flocked to take photos with zombies from The Walking Dead Zombie Pop Up Café, and capped off an exhausting day with an exclusive outdoor screening of the latest episodes from The Walking Dead Season 4, organised by SingTel mio TV and FOX Movies Premium.

As of the time of posting this blog entry, The Walking Dead Zombie Pop Up Café and the outdoor screening of The Walking Dead Season 4 are open to the public and if you are making your way down to Sentosa Island now, don’t forget to check them out at the Quarantine Carnival, Sentosa Siloso Beach!

To catch more of The Walking Dead fever, check out FOX Movies Premium HD [SingTel mio TV Channel 414] every Sunday at 10pm. There is also a free marathon of The Walking Dead Season 1-3 available on mio TV Video on Demand for all mio TV subscribers. Simply press the VOD button on your mio TV remote control and select the “Must Watch” option to begin.

Be ready to get zombified when you catch The Walking Dead Season 4!

Last Saturday, we attended the Singapore Blog Awards Ceremony 2013 that was organised at Shanghai Dolly by OMY and it was a good time of catching up with our friends from the blogosphere. This annual event is a rather big event for bloggers and it always gets bigger and better every year.
The theme for this year’s Singapore Blog Awards is the 1960’s and we found it really meaningful. It was through the theme that we learnt how the people in the 1960’s live and what their culture were like. To be honest, Jacqueline and I didn’t thought of participating in this year’s Singapore Blog Awards 2013 as we didn’t felt like we had the chance of even winning anything. However, a really good Blogger friend of ours, Mag, felt that we had the potential and nominated us for the Best Lifestyle Blog Category.

Seriously, there are a lot of Lifestyle Bloggers in Singapore and even then, the title of a “Lifestyle Blogger” can be rather generic and vague. As a matter of fact, lifestyle can cover anything and everything from topics like fashion and entertainment to topics like food and events. Hence, we were extremely surprised when the results were out and we ended up as the Top 10 Finalists for the Best Lifestyle Blog! Looking back, I guess we have come a long way now and it definitely wasn’t easy as the Best Lifestyle Blog Category was a hotly-contested one.

Although we didn’t clinch the title of “Best Lifestyle Blogger”, it didn’t matter to us because we know that all this wouldn’t even have happened if not for our Blogger friend, Mag, whom believed in us and nominated us. Hence, a very much of our success for this year’s Singapore Blog Awards 2013 is attributed to her. Also, the other group of people whom we would like to thank would be our family members and friends whom constantly and religiously voted for us every single day. Like we mentioned from the very first day, we don’t enjoy canvassing for votes because it is such a tedious and long process. If only the voting campaign was shorter and straightforward, I believe it would have levelled the playing field as Bloggers whom have more followers would definitely have a major advantage over those who don’t.

Nevertheless, we enjoyed ourselves at the Singapore Blog Award Ceremony 2013 as both Jacqueline and I wore quirky retro outfit that kinda attracted a little too much attention. It was a blast and it was really nice meeting new people and making new friends.

Here are just some of our photos that were taken during the Singapore Blog Awards Ceremony 2013.

A photo of both Jacqueline and I
[Credits to Alvinology.com for the Photograph]

A photo of Jacqueline in her retro 1960’s outfit.

A photo of myself in my retro 1960’s outfit.

Here’s a short interview of the bloggers at the Singapore Blog Awards Ceremony 2013

Since we don’t usually have the time for some me-posts [a.k.a personal posts], here are just some heads-up information about our coming blog posts [arranged in order of sequence] that you might want to look out for:

  • [5 Pairs of Golden Village Movie Tickets Giveaway]-Sponsored by ciNE65
  • A Preview of the Kia Forte K3
  • Announcement of the Winners for the $20 NTUC Vouchers Sponsored by SingTel
  • [2 Packets of Cafedirect Ground Full Roast Coffee Giveaway]- Sponsored by Cafedirect
  • Announcement of the Winners for the Golden Village Movie Tickets Sponsored by ciNE65
  • A Preview of the New Nokia 925 Smartphone
  • Annoucement of the Winners for the Cafedirect Ground Full Roast Coffee Sponsored by Cafedirect
  • [2 Bottles of Jaillance Semillon Sparkling Wine Giveaway]- Sponsored by Jaillance
  • Our 2013 Trip to Taiwan [Xinshe Castle in Taichung & Mushroom Farm]
  • Announcement of the Winners for the Jaillance Semillon Sparkling Wine Sponsored by Jaillance
  • [2 Tins of Cafedirect Sao Tome Hot Chocolate Giveaway]- Sponsored by Cafedirect
  • Our 2013 Trip to Taiwan [Carton King & Banana New Paradise]
  • Announcement of the Winners for Cafedirect Sao Tome Hot Chocolate Sponsored by Cafedirect

Do note that the upcoming blog posts may be subjected to changes as we might be attending some other product launches and events that may fall in between the scheduled blog posts. Nevertheless, we look forward to all of your wonderful participation as we work with our partners and sponsors to bring you great content and products! 🙂

Stay tuned!

We have been using SingTel’s 4G network for awhile now and the experience is truly enjoyable! Make no mistakes about it; though we know that many people may be skeptical about SingTel’s 4G network, our experience with it has proven that SingTel’s 4G network is undeniably the best in Singapore.
4G mobile network is essentially known as fourth generation mobile network and it is technically termed as Long Term Evolution [LTE]. With 4G network, the speeds at which data is being transferred are typically faster than using 3G network.

In case you’re wondering, SingTel’s 4G network expansion does not affect the quality of SingTel’s 3G network services in any way because both SingTel’s 3G and 4G services operate on separate networks. As a matter of fact, with more mobile users adopting 4G services, the quality of 3G services are expected to improve over time.

Just to let you know, we were issued with a review kit that consisted of a Huawei E392 USB Dongle and a SIM Card that hooks up to SingTel’s 4G network. Though the Huawei E392 USB Dongle wasn’t as compact as we hope for it to be, it was nevertheless still portable to carry around.

The Huawei E392 USB Dongle

Over the last 1 month, we were using SingTel’s 4G Network for all of our blogging needs and that includes uploading of photos, downloading of documents, surfing the Internet for information and streaming Youtube videos. Since we’re always out and about, we have tried using SingTel’s 4G Network at various locations and we must say, the speed is amazingly fast!

This is the sort of speed that we usually get when using SingTel’s 4G Network.

However, in case you’re wondering, we don’t achieve such fantastic results when we’re underground in the MRT Tunnels and at times, we might even get a 3G network instead of a 4G network. Even then, we still get a typical download speed range of 1.7 Mbps to 4.8 Mbps.

The speed range may vary between users and it is subjected to the device used, hardware and software limitation, 4G network coverage/traffic, distance between user and base station, nature of built-up area, source of website and other external factors.

Based on independent speed tests conducted by HardwareZone.com.sg, CNET Asia, and Digital Life, it is clear that SingTel’s 4G network offers users a consistently faster data download speeds.

Do you know?

SingTel is deploying cutting edge Multiple Input Multiple Output [MIMO] technology for 4G subscribers to enjoy download speeds of up to 150Mbps! That is double the 75Mbps speeds of conventional 4G networks and it has already been deployed in shopping malls like Serangoon Nex and Tampines Mall.

If you’re interested to check out and signup for SingTel’s 4G network, do visit SingTel’s Website for more information.

Having said so much about SingTel’s 4G network, we are conducting a giveaway that is kindly sponsored by SingTel. All you have to do is to answer 3 questions correctly and you can stand a chance to be one of the three lucky winners to win $20 worth of NTUC Fairprice Vouchers.

The 3 questions are:

1). What technology has SingTel deployed for 4G subscribers to enjoy download speeds of up to 150Mbps?

2). What does the term, “LTE” stands for?

3). In this article, we wrote that SingTel has deployed a technology which allows subscribers to enjoy fast download speeds of up to 150Mbps. Which two shopping malls are they?

Submit your answers via email with the subject, “SingTel 4G Contest” to admin@awinsomelife.org

3 lucky winners will be selected by a random number generator and the closing date for the contest is 12 July 2013, 2359 hours.

Good luck and remember to submit your entries as soon as possible! Godspeed!

SingTel is taking its first ever real-time Twitter race one step further by turning it into a physical race to find Dee Kosh and I believe Dee Kosh needs no introduction because he is such a popular Youtube personality and 987FM DJ.
[Credits to SingTel for the Image]

Today [6 June 2013] and tomorrow [7 June 2013], Dee Kosh will be releasing a series of tweets and clues based on his location and the fastest person to find him IN PERSON will win SGD$1000 cash! To obtain the clue of his location, simply follow @SingTel on Twitter and look out for the Tweets about Dee Kosh’s whereabouts.

Also, if you need more clues about Dee Kosh’s whereabouts, you can Tweet to @SingTel and include the hashtag #Fastest4GSpeed to ask questions. When you catch Dee Kosh, don’t forget to mention “Fastest 4G Speed” and show Dee Kosh the SingTel Network Logo on your phone!

Here’s How You Can Participate in SingTel’s ‘Catch Dee Kosh If You Can’: The Final Countdown – #Fastest4GSpeed
[Credits to SingTel for the Image]

All the best in catching Dee Kosh and may the force be with you!