Setting the stage for Singapore 2065. Let’s #BuildSG2065!

In 50 years, Singapore turned from this…

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to this…

Singapore in 2015, #BuildSG2065
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So how do you envision Singapore to be in the next 50 years? Well, this is how Ayra sees her Singapore in 2065…

Ayra's Singapore in 2065, #BuildSg2065
Ayra’s Singapore in 2065

Singapore will be made of colourful buildings of interesting and fun shapes. Every building will have everything under one roof, like home, shopping malls, offices, schools, playground, so we will not need to go out of the building too often. There will also be giant robots that help do anything we want him to……

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Besides wanting colourful buildings and invincible robots, Ayra and Zara have got their own visions too for what they will become when they are in their 50s…

Well with such great innovations and creativity from our generations and beyond, really nothing is impossible. And everyone can dream and hope right?

The Straits Times and CapitaLand are asking Singaporeans to cast their minds into the future and share your ideas on building a better and sustainable environment for us to live, work and play in Singapore in Singapore2065. The entries could be showcased in a forthcoming exhibition featuring the past, present and future of Singapore through the pages of The Straits Times, which celebrates its 170th anniversary this year. Ideas submitted will also stand to win attractive prizes!

There are also weekly prizes ($50 CapitaVouchers) for top 5 ideas with the most ‘Likes’ and more.

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For #BuildSG2065, no ideas are too big, no ideas are too silly. If a 4 year old Ayra can dream and have her ideas too, you can dream even bigger ideas! The sky’s the limit! Your ideas submission should fall under one of the following topics:

  • Go Green (anything to help save our earth)
  • Smart Spaces (you know Singapore very small lah)
  • Space-Age Kampungs (bringing the kampung spirit back)
  • Weatherproof World (think REAL snow in Singapore!?)

Ideas submitted can be in text, video or images. The video below may help give you some sparks for your next big idea…

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Don’t forget to tag #BuildSG2065 when sharing your ideas online to get more likes! Only Top 50 ideas from the submissions will be eligible for the win of the Top 3 prizes. Find out more on #BuildS2065 website.

This post is brought to you by OMY.

Created Our Own Playhouse

I wanted to get a playhouse for Ayra as she loves watching kids role-playing with their Barbies and dolls on YouTube, but I didn’t want to spend too much money on a solid one that will stand through serious rough playing by toddlers (aka Playmobil). Not sure whether or not Ayra will want to continue playing with a playhouse and the things she will do with one, I thought why not make one myself and “test the market” first? Here’s what we did… materials I used for the simple DIY Playhouse as follow:

  1. Chipboards – 2 pieces of 6in x 12in and 1 piece of 12in x 12in
  2. Pattern paper printouts from Canon Creative Park
  3. Pattern paper of 12in x 12in for the base
  4. Some washi tapes
  5. Cutting board and pen knife
  6. Scissors and sticky tapes

First I cut two slim openings in the 2 pieces of chipboards to make a groove for them to slide into one another. Then just make sure all your chipboards are covered with the pattern papers. I used washi tapes to go around all the sides to cover up the chipboards. Final product as shown below… Right after I’m done with the DIY Playhouse, Ayra is 100% focused on imaginary play on her own! Helped her set up some of her toys and tried playing with her. But she rather I just sit and watch. So I just sat there and watch her story unfolds. Story telling is the most difficult thing to excel in my opinion. If the kid is able to start mumbling and do her own imaginary play, I will fully support and encourage it. From the video below, looks like soon I may just need to get a proper playhouse for her to start creating more adventures of her own. Find more fun and easy activities to do with your kids over at OMY Crafty Ideas by fellow bloggers, or read more of what we had done with our girls.

DIY a mini album with Canon Pixma Printer

It’s time for some DIY crafting fun! As an avid scrapper, when asked to share a holiday craft activity, a mini scrapbook is a must-have on my list! It takes a little more time than usual as I printed the papers and most of the embellishments on my own with my Canon Pixma printer, but it’s more cost effective and I can scrap anytime I want without having to dig through my messy stash of scrapbook materials to find the right designs/ embellishments.

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Here are the things you’ll need to create this simple DIY mini (scrapbook) album.

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Simple projects with Canon Pixma Printer for Toddler’s Use

If you are looking for simple and fuss free craft projects for your kids this June Holiday, why not try out the projects from Canon Pixma Town? There are so many pretty things to make and they are relatively simple for kids who can handle scissors and glue. Or you can create them for your kids instead. Some of the basic tools you will need for these projects include:
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  • a printer (like the Canon Pixma I’m using)
  • sturdy paper like the art card or the Canon Matte Photo Paper
  • scissors and/or craft knife
  • glue or double-sided sticky tapes
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    My first project was a Stationery Holder designed by Simone Legno, the brain behind Tokidoki.
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    Below shows how the completed stationery holder looks like! Continue reading “Simple projects with Canon Pixma Printer for Toddler’s Use”

    Get Crafty with Canon Pixma!

    I am SUPER pumped to be part of this campaign with OMY! Yes, I did get a complimentary Canon Pixma MG3170 printer and attended the Holiday Creativity workshop at Sheraton Towers some time back. But what gets me super excited is that I am part of a group of “Craft Gurus” who will be sharing crafting tips with readers at OMY and also on this humble blog.

    I loveeeeeeeee crafts and I loveeeeeee printing stuff. To me, this is a perfect campaign for me! I have a valid reason to get crafting for the next one month and this is going to help motivate me to catch up on the long overdue scrapbooking projects that have been sitting in the corner of my room for longest time.

    Having owned Canon Pixma printers for so many years, and knowing the existence of Canon Pixma Town, I’ve never got down to trying out any of the projects on Pixma Town, just because I always have no time! Again because of this, I have a purpose to fulfill and so I got down to trying out those crafts that I’d been eyeing since.

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