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Run barefoot this Wednesday at blinkBL-NK

I recently picked up a pair of Terra Plana vivo barefoot shoes after thinking a lot about the whole “barefoot” shoe thing and how it makes a lot of sense. It was the Vibram Five Finger shoes that got me thinking about it, but they don’t seem to fit my feet very well. So I was pretty excited to see that one of the speakers at blinkBL-NK this week is giving a talk about barefoot running. “Stephan February is a veteran of two marathons (42.2km), and more 21.1km and 10km races then you can shake a stick at. A catastrophic ankle injury 10 years ago kept Stephan out of recreational running until four months ago. Stephan credits barefoot running with his successful return to the open road.” This is relevant to my interests so I’ll be checking it out for sure. There are two other talks scheduled as well “How to Flirt for Fun and Profit” and “Elevating the Debate on Queer Issues in Singapore: What Can Be Done?” so it sounds like it’ll be an interesting evening all around and well worth attending.

Date: Wednesday, June 16
Time: Doors at 7:00 PM, first speaker at 7:30 PM
Place: Third floor of Blu Jazz, 11 Bali Lane (entrance on Ophir Road)

Tonight! ROJAK 15

Tonight, June 12th, there is a sort of art and design pechakucha called ROJAK happening not too far from my apartment that I’m going to check out. This is from the e-mail invite I got:

Kelvin Ang and Ng Yi-Sheng will join us once again as the hosts for the night.
Our presenters for the evening, in no particular order:

1. MINDWASABI, Design Strategy
2. Rage Goh, Poetry
3. Nataliette, Illustration
4. Natalie Lee, Graphic Design
5. Liao Jiekai, Film
6. Jeff Chouw, Photography
7. Brian Chia, Graphic Design
8. Dan Prichard, Film
9. Kenneth Chong, Architecture and Arts
10. Chan Mei Hsien, Fine Arts

Bring drinks and beer to share for the beloved ROJAK dingy!
It’s all in the spirit of ROJAK sharing :)
See you there!

This all starts at 8pm and runs till late at Emily hill, which is located at 11 Upper WIlkie Road, Singapore 228120 – come out if you can make it!

Tweet Tweet

I did some digging and found some interesting Singapore locals, news sites, blogs, & businesses to follow on Twitter. If you think I did a good job and you like them all, I did you a solid and made a list (aren’t I nice? :D ):

Obviously there are tons more because Singapore likes to tweet! Leave some Tweeters to follow in the comments! Support local tweets!

Bio: World Blogging Award Winner, Writer for Travel Guides, Lifestyle Magazines, Crazy Expat, Hardly Surviving Singapore, Traveling The World Every Day

Bio: Singapore’s Online Art Magazine covers everything arty that’s happening in Singapore, exclusive interviews with artists and commentaries on art trends

Bio: Latest Singapore News.

Bio: Commonpeople is a project to inspire creativity in Singapore.
Note: They haven’t posted for awhile, but I think the vids are great. Tell them to start up again!

Bio: Popular infamous Asian blogger.

Bio: Culturepush tracks cool stuff in art, culture and design in Singapore.

Bio: Your 1-stop SG Swine Flu center – statuses, resources & tips!

Bio: Singapore’s Hackerspace

Bio: The 1st stop for hungry people. We’re Singapore’s best Food and Restuarant guide, listing the best promos & latest reviews- by the community, for the community!

Bio: ieat of Never waste your calories on yucky food!

Bio: Independent Singapore-based post-rock/shoegaze record label

Bio: father of 3, Blogfather of Singapore, satirist, writer, traveler, podcaster, tv host and boss of new media content company. Loves gadgets and bicycle commuting.

Bio: Singapore-based travel writer and food lover.

Bio: I am a cat living in Singapore with a big dream!

Bio: Singapore’s Business landscape, everyday, all day

Bio: The Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games. 14 – 26 August 2010

Bio: Singapore Twitter Incidental Musings. Helping Singapore Twitter users meet face-to-face since 2008
Sad Face! Someone needs to run this account and get the tweetups going again!

Bio: Join The Straits Times’ interactive community and get updates from our breaking news and blogs.

Bio: Singapore’s most popular parenting magazine –

Bio: We cover all of Singapore and a little bit more…

Bio: The Unofficial Twitter feed for Bulletin of Singapore Bloggers. (run by @ketsugi)

Bio: Tweeting and RTing the latest and hottest events in Singapore. Join with #sgevents!

Here are some Twitter Lists that may be of interest to you:

Here are the most “influential” tweeters in Singapore according to wefollow:

And the Singaporeans with the most followers:

Remember to add ones to the comments that you like and don’t forget to include your own Twitter account! Stay awesome, Singapore!

Singapore Really Really Free Market

Tonight we went to dinner at the Post Museum (which had some delicious vegan options -my favorite was the almond milk / date vegan shake thingy) and I saw a flyer which I was unable to get a good photo of for the Singapore Really Really Free Market which is taking place this weekend, tomorrow specifically. If you aren’t familiar the Really Really Free Market is something like a swap meet but no money is exchanged. People bring items (in good condition) or services to trade. There isn’t really any specific genre, just stuff you have that you aren’t using that someone else might be able to use. You bring it and swap it with something that you are interested in and think you can use. It’s a little bit hippie, but kinda cool, and almost like Neighborgoods IRL. Or something. Anyway, Sunday June 6th from 4-9PM at the Post Museum in Little India. Bring some stuff to trade and check it out.

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