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Champagne JSG can bake – 10 Mar 2012

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Macarons, cheesecake, molten chocolate cake… Learn to make some of these mouth watering desserts in a team in our baking workshop. It is a fun platform to learn baking, make new friends and enjoy the desserts.

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March 13, 2012 at 3:17 am

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Wine by the Sunset- 25 Feb 2012

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It was a beautiful and sunny Saturday afternoon, perfect for enjoying some wine, food and nice company outdoors.

But so much so for Wine by Sunset! The weather is too warm that everyone request to go indoors after 15min. Haha. We are just too pampered by all the convenient air-conditioning in Singapore.

We have 5 tables of participants with fair mix of guys and ladies. Each table gets to choose a bottle of wine from selected list wines, and rotation of groups are done every half an hour to ensure maximum interaction.

At first, everyone was pretty reserved but after some wine and food, the atmosphere began to change. Everyone become more relaxed and you can start hearing laughter from the tables.

It has been a wonderful event and glad that everyone enjoyed themselves. We will for sure hold this again, and this time probably wine AFTER sunset. : )

 

Proposing a toast to good wine and great company!

What is good wine without good food? The food is specially selected to pair with the wines.

 

 

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March 9, 2012 at 5:18 pm

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Bowling Network 4th Dec 2011

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Have not blog about our events for quite some time! Been too busy taking care of my newborn baby. Motherhood is tiring I must say but seeing my baby smile at me is so priceless and makes all the pain and hardship worth it. Ok enough talk about my baby before I start missing the point of this blog.

Champagne JSG held our first bowling event on the 4th Dec. The turnout was good, we have some 26 participants with about equal males and females joining us.

We introduced an ice breaker game called “Bingo” which encourages everyone to know each other by filling up the game sheet.

Then we started the bowling game proper by assigning everyone into groups.

Participants get to compete for highest scoring individual and highest scoring pair (yes we pair them up at random to pit their skills against other pairs).

It was a really fun event and we will definitely hold it again considering the interest levels of the participants. Our highest scoring individual score a total of 363 for 2 games! He used to be from National youth Squad so don’t play play ah.

Most of the participants enjoy the pairing game which really promotes interaction and breaks the ice. We also pick up some good feedback from the participants which will help us improve the event in future.

Overall a good 1st try. J

Joan, 16Dec2011

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December 17, 2011 at 2:02 pm

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Winner – Cozycot Dating Awards 2011

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October 28, 2011 at 7:31 am

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Event Highlight – Street Photography

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[“Drain” by Gary. Winner for the photography event]
Overlooked as just a passageway for storm water to flow, it often unintentionally becomes the home of for unwanted litter

Areas well done:
* Casual setting for social networking at one’s own pace
* Good opportunity for photographers of varying skill levels to pick up new techniques
* Facilitators lively, active and versed at getting people to open up

Areas for improvement:
* Can consider introducing mechanism for rotating individuals across teams to maximise interaction
* Event wrap-up seting could be more conducive for individuals to know counterparts from other team

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…..and the more detailed review:
The photography event was conducted over a brilliant Saturday with two organisers from Champagne JSG and two professional photographers. Despite the earlier drizzle, the weather had thankfully cleared up by the start of the event. There was good turn up of around 22 participants and close to equal mix between males and females.

We began a round of introduction faciltated by the organisers, followed by a “form up the puzzle” ice-breaker which determined one of the two teams that we would later stick with for the rest of the event. The professional photographers then introduced key concepts behind street photography (e.g., the importance of having a theme and the discipline to frame your photos by self-imposing a limit on the total number of shots). They were friendly as well as approachable, and did not discriminate between those carrying higher end D-SLRs and those carrying entry-level compact cameras, even to the extent of sharing of that an iPhone 4 would make for a rather good digital sketchbook for conceptually framing photos.

After each of the teams outlined 10 or so themes which they hoped to capture, we then set out on alternating routes around Ann Siang Hill with each team accompanied by a professional photographer and an organiser as guides. This leisurely walk-and-snap routine allowed for individuals to mingle with one another at a pace of our comfort, sharing everything from pointers on choosing a good camera to great food in the area to our next travel location. We spent a good hour or so on the actual photography, snapping a myriad of items from signposts to reflections to human expressions.

The event was subsequently wrapped up over a coffee/tea and dessert session, in which each individual got a opportunity to receive personalised feedback from the two professional photographers on a selection of photos from his or her repertoire.The only downer was that the individuals were a little too spread out and comfortable in their seats at this point for individuals to get to know their counterparts from the other team without organiser facilitation.

I had to scoot off shortly after for an early dinner appointment, but would hazard a guess that there were sufficient dynamics going amongst some individuals to have adjourned thereafter for post-activity interactions.

All in all, kudos to our Champagne JSG organisers Maggie for candidly sharing her personal expertise with photography, and to Siu Foong for making sure that the littlest of details were sorted out well…right down to making sure everyone got their drink right! 🙂

– From  Luke

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September 12, 2011 at 3:12 am

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Champagne JSG Office Tour

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August 5, 2011 at 1:22 pm

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Successful couple

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August 2, 2011 at 2:27 am

We are 3 years old!

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July 26, 2011 at 3:08 am

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Stand a chance to win a bottle of champagne

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July 16, 2011 at 5:33 am

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How to Win a Guy in 7 Steps

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For a follow up of my previous post “How to Win a Girl in 7 Steps” I figured I’d write a 7 step guide for you girls out there on how to win a guy. It’s nice to have the guy doing the work, but hey girls can at least get things started in hopes of a better chance of success. Valentines is also just right around the corner so this can be the perfect time to put this to practice, and no, sending yourself flowers and candy doesn’t count.

1. Find the right (single) guy. From another one of my previous posts, I asked whether girls preferredlooks or personality. It seemed that the resounding answer was that personality was the top choice by girls. So first things first, find a guy that has the right personality. While looks sure will help, I’m sure that you’d be happier with the guy that you can talk to instead of just stare at. But if looks is your thing, then go and find that guy. And hey, If you can get a guy that has both, all the better!

2. Let him know that you exist! Usually unless a guy likes you or unless you’re already friends with him, he might not even know you exist. While I’m sure you girls want the guy to do all the asking, it doesn’t hurt to get things started and go talk to him and just find out some things about him and let them know some things about you, i.e. your name. If they can remember that much, then things are going well.

3. Find out what they’re interested in”. Now that they know your name, find out what they’re interested in. It’s important to know what a guy enjoys to do. It gives you a common ground and something to talk about and something else for him to remember you by. It’s ok the guy enjoys football and you know nothing about football. Get him to teach you! Unless he’s very impatient, he’ll most likely enjoy teaching you about football.

4. Participate! Not only find out what they’re interested in, but also try to participate in that activity as well. If they enjoy playing video games, then go play video games. If they like to play sports, then go and play the same sport! If it’s running around like a little girl, then go run around like a little girl with him…actually go find another guy if the guy you have in mind does that. It’s ok if you’re around watching, but then he might be more likely to be involved in the activity than to be paying any attention to you. So go and play or participate. They’ll definitely remember you if you’re playing and you catch the winning touchdown pass.

5. Keep in contact. Now that you’ve found out the interests of the guy you have in mind, and even participated in those interests, it’s time that you keep in contact. This doesn’t mean that you become a stalker, but that you should keep talking to the guy. You don’t have to be talking about anything serious or thought provoking, it can be as simple as finding out how his day was. The more you keep in contact, the more likely they’ll want to keep in contact with you. Again, remember to not overdo it and become a stalker.

6. Smile!  Yes, that’s right, smile! It’s something so simple that people overlook the fact that they need to smile. Give the guy a smile when you see him. Letting him see you with a smile will make a big difference when trying to keep his attention. It might even brighten his day to see you with a smile and to know that you’re smiling at him. When in doubt, just smile!

7. Food! As you may have heard the saying go, “The best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” What better way to impress a guy than to bring him food. Find out what foods he likes, goto restaurants where he has a favorite dish. Offer to bring him some cookies or snacks. Even better if you bake or cook them yourself. If a guy’s full, then he’s happy. So try to help the guy you have an interest in have a full stomach. If he remembers you as helping to feed him, he’ll definitely remember you and will want to be around you as well.

Well there you have it, the 7 steps on how to win a guy. While these steps are just Mazie and my views, I’d say it’s a good start on trying to help you girls win that guy of yours. Don’t forget to also just be yourself and enjoy the things that you’re doing. Also, don’t sell yourself short by doing things that you hate or don’t want to do just to impress a guy. It’s really not worth it in the end. Feel free to leave comments or your own stories that you may have. The more comments the merrier. I hope this helps!

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July 13, 2011 at 4:30 am

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