3Mβ„’ Polarizing Light helps our kids to study better

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Our kids normally have their exams in the month of May. They will spent a lot of time studying, and we parents can try our best to make them comfortable.

Mummies can prepare tonic (we heard China students use drips !), while Daddies can bring them outdoors to chill and de-stress.

Parents should also take care of our kids’ eyes.
Our Primary Three boy (Wen Wei) easily clock 3 hours per day on his homework.
Multiply by 5 days and you get 15 hours.

Daddy is convinced that good lighting is critical for a child’s well being.
[extracted from 3M’s BL5100 brochure]

Click for more eye care tips at www.3Mpolarizinglight.com.sg. Daddy list out a few examples below :

– Let your eyes rest after every 30-40 minutes of near work.
– Maintain a distance of 30cm from your reading materials.
– Sit in a correct and comfortable posture when you are at your desk.
– If your desk surface is too reflective (e.g. glass), cover it with a less reflective material.


Not all lamp are the same, and 3M would tell you that Glare and reflection is bad for eyesight. Wen Wei is already be-spectacled, and we do not want his condition to deteriorate. Glare can cause eye strains and fatigue too.

[extracted from BL5100 brochure]

3M claims their lamp can reduce Glare by up to 60%. We recently got hold of a 3MTM Polarizing Light BL5100. 3M’s technology is in its Polarizing Filter which effectively reduces glare and blocks out UV. The new and innovative filter also allows heat to dissipate faster.

** Click to know more about Polarizing Filter.

Other features include :

– energy saving light bulbs that save up to 80% energy used. Save cost, and save the environment!
– adjustable height means even our smaller Primary One boy (Wen Kang) can use the lamp when he is studying

Thank you 3M, for allowing our kids to focus better, and improving our studying conditions.

Designed in two sleek colours, black and grey, the 3Mβ„’ Polarizing Light, BL5100 is available at $189 at Best Denki, Homefix DIY, POPULAR Bookstores and other major retailers.

Contest :
3M would like to engage our friends and readers for a 3Mβ„’ Polarizing Light giveaway. Stand to win 5 pieces of 3M Polarizing Light (BL 5100 Lamp) worth $189 each.
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How to win:
Tell us in 100 words or less, why you need a 3M Polarizing Light (BL 5100 Lamp)?

Send your answer, name, I/C number, mobile and email address
to officebiz@mmm.com by 17 Jun 2012.
(Please indicate you have seen this contest from SengkangBabies.com)
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Winners will be announced on 29th June 2012 via email or call.
Good luck.

ps..
– 3M reserves the right to amend “Terms and conditions” for this contest
– Please take note that above mentioned benefits are subject to certain lamp-angles, and different people will have different experiences.

Arts Festival Village- Media Invite

Daddy went for Arts Festival preview last Wed. Preview sounds wierd, since Arts Festival will end very soon on 02Jun. More details are available at Arts Festival homepage.

If you have been strolling along Esplanade Park, you must have caught sight of all the activities every evening. The whole park has been transformed. Click on link, in case you are curious about TEN things to know about Arts Festival.

The media group gathered at the Bridge Cafe. Our briefing will be conducted on the roof, supposedly the best spot to capture all the activities in and around Festival Village.

Kee Hong (GM for Arts Fest) told us about the various activities planned during this period. Daddy wonder whether Arts people will always sport funny hairdo or jewellery, as in making a statement πŸ™‚

We were brought to see a wrestling match !! No WWE, no Hulk Hogan, but we got Merlion versus 12 other contestants! We suspect Merlion could be one of Singapore’s pioneer politician.

From another angle, you might mistaken stage as getai (seventh month). Conincidentally, Merlion’s contestant was Getai. A lady who knew how to dance, but could not fight… KO !

If you have young kids, do drop by Kids Arts Village. Managed by kids, performers are kids too, to make the adults laugh hilariously, and to secure your own child’s attention. There are spooky story telling for the adventurous πŸ™‚

This bunch just need to stay still and act cute. All the adults were giggling, gushing at the awesome cuteness !

We spotted a pair of centaurs march across a short pontoon bridge, and took up center stage right in the center of Singapore River. (Centaur is the mystical half horse half man). Daddy thought he might be Merlion’s (the real one spewing water) distant cousin.

Flux centaur

Cafe project – do not expect to eat here, you are supposed to drink and the uncle waiters will dance their ensemble every 20 min. You will hear “We are the champion and “D Tanjong Katong” !

This cafe is ideal for you to chill down with a glass of drink, and be entertained. Daddy believe this was the most happening cafe around Esplanade !

A short preview.. we recommend Cafe Bridge and Entangle to keep your kids entertained.

Boon Yee and Boon Xin checking out this weekend’s event. It seems like Tangle will be popular with our kids (who do not like Spiderman?)

“Tangle” photos and timing can be found here — > http://www.singaporeartsfest.com/event/tangle/

Daddy will recommend that you pop by David’s account of Arts Festival preview –>
http://5stonesphoto.com/blog/2012/05/17/singapore-arts-festival-2012-a-sneak-preview/

Daddy is also a penpal with Young@Heart. View our community-outreach photos :
– More Festival Village photos
– Siglap CC RSVP vs Young@HEart
Rehearsal at SOTA

Claire is Daddy’s penpal, and we will share more about Young@Heart performances in the next post.

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SengkangBabies is a Finalist in Singapore Blog Awards 2012

SengkangBabies is top ten under Best Family category.
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Omy’s Singapore Blog Awards (ζ–°εŠ ε‘ιƒ¨θ½ζ Όε€§ε₯–) is one of the biggest blogging events in Singapore. And it is really humbling for us to be selected as a finalist.

Daddy is Ecstatic !
.. kids look at Daddy blankly, they know they are the stars in SengkangBabies, but they do not understand what the hooha is about. Daddy tell them the feeling is better than strike 4D πŸ™‚
(ooops kids are not supposed to know about gambling yet)

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