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What You Need to Know About Water Polo

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Singapore water polo boy’s team are very positive and confident that they can get the gold at the upcoming 2013 SEA (South East Asia) Games to be held in Myanmar. The captain of the team is Eugene Teo. SEA Games will be from December 5 to 22, 2013.

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Many people cannot understand this game but if you want to cheer for the players, you have to learn the basics of water polo. Water polo is challenging because it is a combination of soccer, basketball, hockey, wrestling and swimming. Water polo is played around the world. In fact, it is the first team sport included in the Olympics. Sometimes, water polo can be confusing but if you know the basics, you can understand better. You can refer here:

Mechanics

All players (except the goalie) should use only one hand when holding the ball. Each team comprise of six field players and one goalie. The object of the game is simple –score in the goal of the opposite team.

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Clocks

Like in Basketball, water polo also needs two clocks. The first clock will determine the remaining time of the quarter while the second is used as a shot clock. There will be four quarters (eight minutes per quarter).

Fouls

There are ordinary fouls and major fouls. Ordinary fouls include splashing, holding the ball using both hands, pushing an opponent and stalling. Major fouls include kicking a player, deliberately splashing, disrespecting the referee, aggressive attacks, etc. The major fouls can cost exclusions or kick outs.

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Penalties

The referee can award a penalty depending on the case. The team that gets the shot can take the ball five meters directly in front of the goal. The points will be included in the final score.


Singapore River Safari

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If you want your kids to enjoy their weekends while they learn and appreciate nature, you can bring them to River Safari. The good news is that the new attraction of River Safari will come to life soon (tentatively on December). The new attraction – Amazon River Quest (which can offer a boat ride) will house native animals that you only see in the Amazon River. If your kids are asking for more, you can bring them to different rivers.

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Your kids will surely enjoy the one or all of the following rivers:

  • Mississippi River – Mississippi River is the largest river in North America and it is the fourth longest river in the world. Your kids will surely enjoy seeing the Beavers, Alligators and the Paddlefish.
  • Yangtze River – Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia and it is the third longest river in the world. Your kids will surely admire the Chinese Alligator, Sturgeon and the Giant Salamander.
  • Nile River – Nile River is the longest river in the world. Your kids will appreciate different creatures like the African Arowana, Giraffe Catfish and the Tigerfish.

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  • Mekong River – Mekong River is the tenth largest river in the world. Your kids will see and experience sea creatures like the Giant Catfish, Macaque and Sting ray.
  • Murray River – Murray River is considered the “Food Bowl of Australia”. Your kids will enjoy the walk along the tanks with Lungfish, Cod and Crayfish.
  • Congo River – Congo River is the world’s deepest river. Your kids will witness Congo’s colourful fishes like Tetra, Cichlid and Puffer.
  • Ganges River – Ganges River is sacred for Hindus. Your kids will surely appreciate myriad of aquatic life from the Gharial to Catfish and Turtles.

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These rivers are located at Mandai Lake Road. They are open from 9am to 6pm every day.


Some Fifty Shades of Grey Fans Disappointed

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Finally, the role of Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Gray landed to Charlie Hunnam. Hunnam is a British actor who has had some big roles, including in the recent blockbuster Pacific Rim. But fans of the erotic novel were surprised by this casting decision, as many expected the role to go to either Matt Bomer, Rob Pattinson or Ben Affleck. The role of young Anastasia Steele landed to Dakota Johnson.

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Many Singaporeans argue that Hunnam does not represent the handsome, dark and mysterious Christian Grey. Some fans are critical of the decision, questioning the sex appeal of Hunnam and how his looks don’t fit the character’s description in the novel. Some fans of Matt Bomer even plan to start a petition for re-casting. But the decision seems to be final.

Fifty Shades of Grey is under the genre erotic romance. Released in 2011, the novel draws the intense relationship between Anastasia Steele, a recent college graduate and Christian Grey, a mysterious business magnate. The book is remarkable because of its explicit erotic scenes exhibiting elements of sexual practices relating to BDSM (bondage, discipline, submission and masochism). There are three books in the series: Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.

To date, Fifty Shades of Grey has been certified as a best seller in the U.S., U.K and internationally. In fact, the book has surpassed the Harry Potter series as the fastest selling paperback of all time.


Instagram: Fastest Media Application in Singapore

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People put their life online for many reasons. Some just want to share something while there are others who simply want to flaunt whatever they have. Regardless of your motives, did you know that Instagram is the fastest media application here in Singapore? Experian, a company for information services, established that Instagram’s visit rose to 8,121% from July 2011 to July 2012.

So, what is in Instagram that many Singaporean find it appealing? Here’s a look:

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  • Photo Editor – Instagram has this photo editor for which you can enhance the picture so it will look better. You can choose to crop and frame your photo. You can also choose effects.
  • Emoticons – Words are better if you include some emoticons. There are numerous emoticons that you can use there. It can bring life and colour to your words.
  • Video/Camera – Instagram has video/camera. You have the power to record anything. If you want to capture still photos, you can also do that.
  • Post, Comment and Like – Posting, commenting and liking of pictures or videos are the highlight of Instagram. You can post a photo or video and share it with your followers. Moreover, you can comment on the posts of your friends and, you can hit “like”.
  • Share and Tag – You can also choose to share your posts via Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. If you want to tag some friends, you can do so.

Instagram is indeed popular for Singaporeans. But you should be conscious of whatever you say, share or post online because it can affect or influence other people. You should think before you click.


How to Effective Lose Weight

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There are people who have more self confidence than others. For people who have higher self confidence, most of the case, they do not care what other people might think. The important thing is they are happy and they did nothing wrong. But there are people who have lesser self confidence. These people do their best to be better and look better.

We cannot blame some people who want to look good. One way of looking good and finally be confident about oneself is slimming. Slimming is common; it can be natural or artificial depending on your preference but it is always advisable to go for the safe method. The pace also depends on you.

If you want a slow weight loss plan, you are free to do that but if you want to lose weight fast, you should be cautious about it. Here in Singapore, many people are very conscious about their looks and of course, health. Singaporeans consider losing weight important in the conduct of everyday life. If in this case you consider a slow but steady weight loss plan rather than lose weight fast, here are some things that you can do:

1.   Adjust your eating habits

Since you are aspiring for a slow but steady weight loss, you should first adjust your eating habits. It is important that you adjust your eating habits and also include forever aloe vera in Singapore so you will know how to deal with the gradual decreasing of your food intake. This is easy if you set your mind to it. For example, if you are not a fan of vegetables, it is time that you learn to love it because it would always be vegetables and fruits.

2.   Eat more vegetables

When you adjusted your eating habits, you should proceed with eating the right foods. Generally, you should eat more vegetables and avoid calorie filled foods. If you want to devise a meal plan, you can hire diet planners. You can get online help if you want.

3.   Have more physical activities

You need to move. If your life is sedentary-meaning you are always sitting on the chair and waiving your hands at something, it is time to consider more physical activities. Experts say that a 30 to 45 minutes walk everyday can make a difference. You can jog early in the morning or late in the evening. The important thing here is you are moving and you are not just sitting for the whole day. If you want a suitable environment, you can always go to fitness centres. The good news is that there are many fitness centres here in Singapore. Anywhere you go, you will surely find one.

4.   Drink plenty of water

It is imperative that we replenish bodily fluids and water can help. Doctors would recommend at least eight glasses per day.

It is important that you never stop this endeavour. As long as you can, you should make this a habit because it will be your salvation. Yes, there will come a time that you will feel tired and exhausted but you will get by. Losing weight can do you good but if it is too much, it will cause more damage than goodness. You will surely feel confident when you lose enough weight. You will confidently walk in the streets of Singapore feeling beautiful and lovely.


Festivals in Singapore from July to December

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If you will be visiting Singapore anytime from July to December, here is a list of festivals that can make your stay worthwhile. Check these out.

6-7 July: Singapore Dragon Boat Festival

Everybody loves the spectacular view of Dragon boat racing at Bedok Reservoir. This is actually an annual competition for professional crews and their beautifully embellished boats with music, drummers, firecrackers, and people dancing the traditional Chinese dance.

9 August: National Day Parade

Come celebrate with Singaporeans their independence by participating in a ticker tape parade. Singapore Armed Forces also entertain people with their stunt shows. Plus, there are choir ensemble, firework and laser display to give everybody a good time.

20-22 September: Singapore Formula One Grand Prix

If you love racing, Singapore is definitely one of the places to be. Let your eyes feast on epic sports cars, and get thrilled to see famous celebs in the venue. Plus, there are street entertainment, fashion shows, and exclusive parties.

19 September-10 October: Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-autumn festival is the time of year when Singaporeans and tourists alike rush to Chinatown. Everybody gathers to delight themselves with different flavors of moon cakes and other Chinese specialties. Many people also make offering at temples. There are also traditional martial arts performances and dragon dances to enliven the atmosphere.

3 November: Deepavali

Come to Little India to celebrate the Hindu Festival of Lights. You will definitely love the exuberant street lighting, cheerful Bollywood music, and festive bazaars where you can take home special Deepavali handicrafts and souvenirs.

25 December: Christmas in the Tropics

On Christmas day, you can have lots of fun activities in Orchard Road. Malls and other establishments in the area offer great promotions and discounts to everyone. There can also be giveaways and other forms of sweet treats to make the season even happier.

 


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