Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A 'Living Non-Living Person' - Because You Played A Part, Know Yourself Well.

Happy Chinese New Year to everyone!
It's Lichun, the 5th day of Chinese New Year, the beginning of spring.

Today is also the birthday of God Of Fortune, 

This sounds very kiasu but I woke up early just to buy my lottery ticket. 

Today is ALSO the day to save money into your bank account.
According to chinese customs, it is believed that by doing this, it will bring you good wealth and good luck for the whole year!

Double Happiness~

Image from Google Search

Beliefs aside, everyone should keep doing good and accumulate good karma points for yourself the whole year round!

I came to discover a 'new' type of human beings. 
I term this kind of people 'Living non-living things'.

Even though they do not do harm to others, they do not help others either. 
They are neither rude nor polite, heartless nor soft-hearted.
They know what's going on around them but yet oblivious enough to ignore a situation that is happening.
These people doesn't flare up easily but on the contrary, they are the most patient people ever who can stand at one side and watch calmly as the episodes unfold themselves.

They are living things, yet they possess a kind of non-living thing behaviour. 
They are breathing yet not budge a single bit when things happen. 

Here's an real-life example of a 'living non-living person'(X):
X and an eldely woman crossing the road at the pedestrian crossing. 
The green man started flashing.
In front of X, Elderly woman struggling with bulky packets and a trolley from her market trip.
X was carrying his small packet of breakfast.
Elderly woman was just halfway across.
Lights turned red. 
Cars started honking.
Elderly woman finally managed to reach the other side but one of her trolley wheel was stuck.
X walked on with his packet of breakfast, casually after he'd crossed the road.

I was on my way to the market, saw the incident and quickly ran up to the aid of the elderly auntie. 
X noticed the auntie, saw that she was having trouble with her bulky bags.
 X could've helped the auntie with her bags since they were going in the same direction.
He simply... 
move on with his life; I guess?

They do not give thanks nor help to hold the elevator door for others, yet they do not try to close the elevator door quickly so that no one could take the lift with them. 
They just stand there and NOT MOVE A SINGLE BIT, not even to make way for others to come in, until they've reached their floor. 

Have you noticed someone like this or are you someone like that yourself?
I'm not saying this is anything good or bad. 
I'm just surprised at the behaviour. 

Don't be lah~ 
Start doing good, any form of good! 

Little kind gestures make mass differences.
Say 'thank you' when someone holds the elevator for you, share your umbrella with a stranger on a rainy day, smile and greet your neighbour, offer to wash the dishes for your family after dinner together...

You can also vote for your favourite Top 10  N.E.mation! 8 finalists to support homegrown talents!

Because You Played A Part.

You'd had seen the N.E.mation! 8 Call For Votes posters everywhere by now at MRT stations, bus stops, magazines and more.

I spotted one at the bus stop myself on my way home:

The Clips of the Top 10  N.E.mation! 8 finalists are out!

What Do We Have To Do? 
3 Easy Steps.

 NUMBER ONE. Watch The Clips
NUMBER TWO. Vote For 2 Of Your Favourite Clips.
NUMBER THREE. Stand To Win Attractive Prizes!

 Simply visit www.nemation.sg on your PC or mobile devices and watch all 10 clips. 
Vote for your three favourite clips, and stand to win attractive prizes like the iPad Air 16GB (WiFi + Cellular), Canon IXUS 132, iPad mini (Retina, WiFi), Canon Selphy Printers, Nintendo 3DS XL, Universal Studios Singapore passes and more! 

Voting ends 15 February 2014.

Pay SPECIAL attention to these 2 groups of students, 
They are my beautiful angels who've worked so hard so hard during their Dec school holidays.
My journey with them have been extremely heart-warming.
Capable yet so humble. 

VOTE for them and their hard work to produce such meaningful animation clip!

From Kent Ridge Secondary School
with their one and first typography animation clip in the contest.

From Orchid Park Secondary School
Spread the love, spread the colours.

You can do all four!

Voting phrase is from 18 January to 15 February 2014

1.Visit www.nemation.sg from your PC. View all 10 clips and vote for 3 of your favorite clips!
2.Visit www.nemation.sg to vote on your smartphone on your smartphone! Alternatively, you can scan the QR code above to reach the same destination.
3.Visit N.E.mation! Facebook page on www.facebook.com/nemation
4.Vote via SMS in the following format:

NE8WEB [1st choice],[2nd choice],[3rd choice] NRICFull Name to 76677 

Example: NE8WEB C01,C02,C03 S1234567A Ben Tan Wei Chen
Those below 21 years of age must seek parental consent to participate in the SMS Voting. 

Standard SMS rate applies.

Please note that each vote must be for three different N.E.mation! 8 clips.
Each person is only allowed to vote once on each of the voting platform. 

Congratulations to all Top 10 finalists!

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