Forever Crazy: Celebrating The Beauty Of The Female Form

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Hi Huneybees,


ATTEN-TION!

Forever Crazy started off with 12 gorgeous topless ladies marching out into the stage in high boots, Bearskin hats, and pound symbol suspenders, saluting and greeting their audiences in the Crazy Horse trademark opening show - "God Save Our Bare Skin".


Celebrating 65 years of Parisian glamour and inspired by the endless theme of feminity and sophistication, we are getting to see all the best acts from the legendary Cabaret. Forever Crazy, is a series of highly aesthetic and visual performances presented by a multicultural cast of 10 classically-trained dancers, dressed in textured lighting, projection, extravagant lingerie, body harness, and Christian Louboutins.


Forever Crazy was conceived in 1951 as a tribute to Alain Bernadin, the founder of Crazy Horse. It fully preserves the cabaret's artistic heritage while adding a touch of modernity, humour and sophistication. 

Bernardin's vision for Crazy Horse Paris was to show the different facets of femininity - funny, cheeky, loving, rebellious, sophisticated - and highlight those with great showmanship through music, lights, projections, and costumes.

Yes, there is nudity, 80 minutes of beautifully toned bare breasts and buttocks. But trust me, throughout the show, there is nothing porn-ish; you will only learn to appreciate the beauty of the female body, understand the female sexiness, through the artistic content of the show, the lighting and projection cleverly matched with the dance numbers make every act an art piece I would love to have at home.


A lot of the acts hinges on the lighting effects that are only made possible where all the dancers are of the same height and build (auditions require measurements from nipple to nipple and navel to pubis). The criteria are very strict and out of the annually over 500 applications, only 2 or 3 gets selected.


After the dancers are picked, they have to start mastering the specific Crazy Horse Paris dances, get their costumes fitted, haircuts and colours decided with her stage name once she is ready for the stage.
Through every dance act, you can see these girls go through a strict routine as every girl looks almost identical; and dancing in a 6m x 2m x 3m stage frame is definitely not an easy feat. My favourite act has got to be the "Upside Down", where the ladies dance using mirror reflection, every pause moment is such a beautiful work of art, every girl, so confident, so comfortable, so beautiful in their own skin. I don't even know which ones to filter out, so here's a short gif above.

Each dance act is not related, but for comic relief and also time for stage changes, we have Mr Fantastic to keep us company. He is an American popping-style dancer who became famous on "So You Think You Can Dance".



He's voguing style of dance has definitely got us wondering about the beauty of the human body form. Actually, it would be nice if there were additionally shows of male dancers too, just to balance out the gender game...


Over the past 65 years, Crazy Horse Paris has drawn over 15 million patrons among them celebrities including Elizabeth Taylor, President John F. Kennedy, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Jean Paul Gaultier, Pedro Almodovar, Sting, Beyoncé and Rihanna.
Since its inception, Crazy Horse Paris has acquired an impeccable reputation for presenting women in an incomparable, sensual and sophisticated way. It will be a pity to not catch the show...

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Forever Crazy is playing at Grand Theatre, Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands till 22nd October 2017. Tickets are available at Sistic and the venue's box office, be sure to give the VIP Table a try for the best view too!








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We had A Great Time Speeding And Enjoying A Bird's Eye View of Sentosa!

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Hi Huneybees,


I have had a great deal of fun racing with yours truly Queen Bee at Sentosa recently, during our tryout of the additional two new Luge tracks and a new Skyride!

This is part of the SGD14 million update for Skyline Luge Sentosa by diversified tourism company Skyline Enterprises to enhance the ridership experience and reduce waiting time at the its first Luge in South-east Asia.

For Huneybees who are not familiar with Luge, its an unique wheeled full-filled gravity ride which provides riders full control over their descent on a purpose-built track and is safe for all ages.



The starting point of the Luge is located at the Imbiah Station, where the riders can take their pick among a variety of Luge tracks. In addition to the existing Jungle and Dragon trails, riders can dive into the two new brand Luge tracks that twist and turn through the mystical forest.


Specially designed with hairpin corners, long straight and exciting slopes, riders can now look forward to an experience to remember with their family and loved ones as they zoom down the four tracks (2.6 km in all). The new tracks are the 658 metre long Expedition and 638 metre Kupu Kupu, which means “Butterfly” in Malay. The names are from a contest where Skyline Luge Sentosa fans and supporters submitted suggestions.


After trying both the new and old trails, both the Queen Bee and myself agreed unanimously that the Expedition Trail is the most exciting among them all, because of its many hairpin corners along down slopes that reminds me of Formula One and The movie Fast and Furious for her!



At the end of each Luge ride, we will be ferried back to the starting point by the new Skyride that offers a scenic free-top adventure on a 4-seater chairlift.


Spanning across 315 metres, the new Skyride gives riders a bird’s eye view of Sentosa, the Singapore city skyline and the South China Sea of up to 16 metres above ground. Riders can look forward to enjoying the breeze and feeling the wind on the 7 to 9 minutes long Skyride in mid-air.
Be warned that this could be a-bit scary for those (eg. Queen Bee...) who has acrophobia or fear of height!



To celebrate the launch of the new tracks and Skyride, local residents can enjoy $3 off 4 Luge & Skyrides combo (usual price: $28 per pax) from now till 31st December 2017. They can enjoy the promotion by flashing their Identity Cards at the Skyline Luge Sentosa’s ticketing counter for verification purposes. Each resident is entitled to one redemption.

Skyline Luge Sentosa will also be setting aside 700 tickets (2 Luge + Skyride Combo) worth up to $15,400 to local charity and community organisations. The relevant organisations may write in to Skyline Luge Sentosa to request for the tickets.


Last but not least, for Huneybees who choose to drive or ride into Sentosa for this exciting and enhanced playground, you could park at the relatively unknown open space carpark that is 3-5min walk from Imbiah Station, instead of the popular carpark at Beach Station.

The new Skyride and Luge tracks offers a local adventure like no other!





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What's New About The New Inspiron 7000 Series Dell Laptops?

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Hi Huneybees,


The new Inspiron 7000 Series laptops have just been launched at the revamped Dell Exclusive Store in Plaza Singapura and they are now available for purchase!

According to Dell, the new Inspiron 7000 Series is designed to cater for users across every genre - from multi-tasker (someone who uses the laptop to do everything from surfing online, video streaming, working, etc.), business user to gamers - delivering an incredible video and audio experience and exceptional gaming performance at an affordable price.


Here's a quick run down of the three difference models that were launched at the event this week.

New Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 - Real striking


Powered by 8th Generation Intel® Core Processor, Windows 10 Home Single Language, 8GB memory, 256GB solid state drive & Intel® UHD Graphics 620 with shared graphic memory.
13-inch 2-in-1 with expansive views on a thin-bezel screen, optimal streaming with SmartByte technology and the immersive sound of Waves MaxxAudio Pro®.


Designed so you can do more, the New Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 has a 360-degree hinge that gives you the versatility to work, read, stream or surf in 4 different modes. And the handy tablet mode is ideal for doodling and note-taking with your available Dell Active Pen, which will be released at a later date this year.

New Inspiron 15 7000 - Real brilliance


Inspiron 15 7000 is a 15-inch laptop with expansive views on a thin-bezel screen, optimal streaming from SmartByte technology and the enveloping sound of Waves MaxxAudio® Pro.
Powered by 8th Generation Intel® Core Processor, Windows 10 Home, 8GB memory, up to 256GB Solid State Drive+ 1TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive & NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX with 4GB GDDR5 graphics memory.


An almost 180-degree hinge lets you lay your screen flat, making it easier to create and collaborate, or sketch and take notes seamlessly with an active pen3 (available only with touch option).

Designed for on-the go individual who prefer a traditional sized but slim and light weight laptop, the new Inspiron 15 7000 comes in either Pink Champagne or Platinum Silver.

New Inspiron 15 Gaming Laptop - Revved up and ready to game


For eSports fans, the new Inspiron 15 Gaming laptop is an entry level 15-inch gaming laptop that packs with stunning visuals powered by NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 graphics and the latest 7th Gen Intel® quad-core CPUs.
Equipped with anti-glare panels to create a wider range of environments and bundled with Windows 10 Home Single Language, 16GB memory, 256GB Solid State Drive + 1TB Hard Drive & NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 video memory, this gaming laptop lets you witness everything on screen with stunning clarity and superior color richness thanks to IPS FHD or UHD display options.





Overall I really like what I see at the launch. The new Inspiron 7000 Series laptops are sleeker in design with round and trim corners and their respective technical specification are impressive with the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core Processor, SSD and IPS display, which I consider are the must for any decent model moving forward.

For me, the choice is the new Inspiron 7000 gaming laptop as I would need its NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 graphics and its SSD+HDD storage configuration for my day-to-day graphic works and casual gaming.



While I have yet to run any test on any of the new Inspiron 7000 series laptop, I think Dell has at least nailed it on paper and design in creating a well-balanced, performance-to-price, laptop for the mass.


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A FBI Certified Payment System Is Here In Singapore!

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Hi Huneybees,



With most people having at least a credit card or debit card in his/her wallet/purse (even my 12-year-old nephew owns one!), one could literally pay for anything cashless these days, from grocery to transportation to food, and I am not even talking about purchases done on E-commerce platforms like Amazon Prime, Grab, UberEats or Taobao, etc.

While this is certainly the way to go in the future, according to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's 2017 National Rally Speech of going cashless as a Smart Nation, what is alarming to our Queen Bee (yours truly Christina) is the fact that no one - be it a restaurant manager or a counter cashier - bother to even verify the ownership of the credit card at the point of purchase anymore!
To prove her point, she did a test recently by using my credit card (with my approval) and made a purchase of several hundred dollars at a departmental store and got away with it even though the name imprinted on the credit card clearly read "Winston Chua" and she didn't even try to replicate my signature on the bill!! That's a serious security breach that could be unfolded on a daily basis indeed.

Luckily with the introduction of the world’s first Biometric payment solution platform that requires nothing but your fingers, transactions can now  be truly secured and hence providing the cardholder with a peace of mind as it has been certified by none other than the famous intelligence and security service of the United States, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)!



Initially developed in Singapore by Coolpay together with POSB, NETS, STYL and 3Radical as part of the POSB Smart Buddy programme to demonstrate a fully biometric system for payments in local schools, it has since transformed into a commercial biometric loyalty and payment solution called Touché.




The hardware of Touché is an elegant rectangular device that has one of the highest resolution biometric sensor, certified by FBI, in the market to detect two fingers for efficient payment.
To ensure that identification and authentication using Touché are highly accurate and secure, the hardware has incorporated anti-spoofing technology that ensures up to 45 unique points from each of the two fingers are real upon scanning and that the cardholder is indeed present before payment is accepted.
And as a backup in the event when communication link between the hardware and the secured cloud database is compromised, there is always a slot to accept credit card with chip technology as well as a slot for the traditional magnetic strip!

Celebrity Chef Justin Quek's restaurant, Grignoter, is one of the early adopters of Touché. 

In just 3 months since its launch, 50 restaurants, 20 hotels and 5 private social clubs have shown interest in taking up this solution in Singapore.
I have also been told that there has also been ongoing discussions held with the potential partners, largest departmental stores, most prestigious mall, technology firms, retail chains, and more to expedite Touché adoption!

Do let me know if you are looking forward to having a FBI certified payment system for your next transaction!


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What To Expect At GameStart 2017?

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Hi Huneybees,



GameStart 2017, Southeast Asia’s Premier Game Convention, returns for its 4th edition with a Cyberpunk theme. Spanning an expanded space of 3 Halls this year for its 4th edition on 14 & 15 October 2017, fans can look forward to annual favourites returning as well as new and exciting content, including showcases of upcoming blockbuster games, esports, indie games, retro gaming, and cosplay.


Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia returns as a key exhibitor, Lenovo will be the Official Gaming PC, while MyRepublic returns as the Official Fibre Broadband Partner; alongside the annual favourites returning as well as new and exciting content, including showcases of upcoming blockbuster games, esports, indie games, retro gaming, and cosplay.



New additions include a large GameStart Tabletop area to play, discover, and compete on new and well-loved tabletop and arcade-style games. Key exhibitors include Wizards of the Coast, who will bring popular card game Magic: The Gathering, to the event for the first time, and Grey Ogre Games, with more details to be revealed closer to date.  More information on the GameStart Tabletop activities can be found at www.gamestart.asia/tabletop.

Winners of the Game On! Cosplay Runway

Returning to GameStart 2017 in response to popular demand and in partnership with Neo Tokyo 
Project, is also the Doujin Market, where Singapore's largest community-curated youth arts and illustration fair. You can also look forward to meeting and appreciating the craft and stunning game cosplay from Astro Kerrie and Yasemin Arslan, invited cosplay guests from Australia. Astro Kerrie is sponsored by pop culture partner event, Evolve Perth, who will also be co-sponsoring the cash prize of GameStart’s Game On! Cosplay Runway.





On the AR front, organisers announced that NexRealm will bring the world’s first augmented reality techno sports, HADO, to the convention. HADO is the first esports based on wearable devices and AR technology using head mount displays and motion sensors. Just like real-life sports, players are free from cables and will not be restricted to being in front of a screen. Visitors will get the chance to try the “Player VS Player” matches at GameStart 2017.


If you are looking for something more on the reality side, the Secretlab Chair Race which was a hit at the 2016 convention will be returning this year too. Get your gear ready and race on!

Tokido_ winner of SEAM 2016 Street Fighter V_ awarded by Ono Yoshinori_ Executive Producer



More to anticipate, is that also Organiser Eliphant has partnered with the International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) for the second edition of its SEA awards and will organise the inaugural SEA Summit business conference on 12 & 13 October.  Top local and overseas players will fight for a total prize pool of more than US$50,000!



This year, the region’s most popular conventions will join forces at GameStart, showcasing a selection of choice content from across Asia. In addition to partnerships with Taipei Game Show (Taiwan) and BEKRAF Game Prime (Indonesia), C3 AFA (C3 Anime Festival Asia) - Southeast Asia’s biggest Japanese popular culture event platform - comes in as a co-marketing and content partner, looking to bring killer Japanese content to the event.  Visitors can also look forward to hands-on experience on the indie gaming content from Taiwan and Indonesia.



More updates and information on GameStart 2017 are available on www.gamestart.asia, and www.facebook.com/GameStart.Asia. See you at Gamestart 2017!

Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Level 4.
1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593
(Media Registration booth is outside Hall 401)




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Is It Worth The Wait And The Money?!

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Hi Huneybees,


If you think that the features showcased during the launch of Apple iPhone X were new in the fast changing mobile world, please think again! While those features are cool, they are ALREADY available on the latest Samsung flagship models.

Why do you need to wait for the release of iPhone X for sales on 3rd November 2017 at SGD1648 (64GB) when you could get those features (apart from the Apple emoji) - wireless charging, face ID, no home button, Dual 12 megapixel (MP), 4K video, etc. - that are already available on any of Samsung flagship model - S8, S8Plus and Note8 -  and for far less!

Unless you are a die-hard Apple fan who can't be unhooked from its iTunes EcoSystem, you might wish to reconsider swopping for the like of Samsung Note8 instead and save SGD250 (Note8 64GB is retailed for SGD1398) along the way.

You can create better selfie now with Samsung Note8's 8MP front camera!

For Instagrammers, you will get a better selfie with Samsung Note8's 8MP front camera (compared to 7MP from iPhone X) and can even choose where a photo should blur after it is taken; that's truly smarter!

With the first of its kind optical image stabilization on a dual 12MP rear camera, Note8 could produce a sharper image than the new iPhone X and will deliver a richer and more vibrant image than what Apple iPhone X could do for the same image, thanks to its 521 ppi display density compared to iPhone X display density of 458 ppi.

Galaxy Studio @ VivoCity

To learn more about the new Samsung Note8 and S8/S8Plus, do go down and experience it yourself at the Galaxy Studio @ VivoCity from today until 29th Oct 2017.




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