Giving Your Credit Card A Street Look: A Peek into the DBS x SBTG Collaboration

DBS has recently given their Live Fresh Visa payWave Platinum Card a refreshing look.


It looked as if you are holding onto a piece of graffiti artwork inside your wallet. But of course, I don’t think there’s any other artwork out there that will provide you with the kind of benefits the DBS Live Fresh Card brings.

This ‘graffiti’ artwork is the brainchild of local sneaker artist, Mark Ong. More notably known under the moniker of ‘Mr. Sabotage’, his clients include international celebrities like Kobe Bryant and Linkin’ Park’s Mike Shinoda.

This is the first credit card to be designed in collaboration with a homegrown designer to feature a unique, glow in the dark camouflage print.

Speaking of his design concept, Ong admitted how the iconic camouflage print was inspired by the notion of freedom – of choice and of independence. The signature design features a contrasting pink and turquoise camouflage, encapsulating the spirit of freedom of choice in its bold print.

He explained, “I designed the new DBS Live Fresh Card to buck against the trend. Camouflage is typically used to blend in, but I’ve adopted the camouflage design – with its unique glow-in-the-dark imprint – as a way for DBS Live Fresh cardholders to blend out. I hope that empowered with this newly designed card, young adults will take a cue from its design inspiration and truly start playing by their own rules.”





As part of the refresh, DBS will be introducing an exclusive giveaway of DBS Live Fresh X Mr Sabotage merchandise. From 8 January to 31 March 2018, 100 pairs of hand-painted AIR FORCE 1 sneakers and 1,000 G-Shock watches featuring the iconic camouflage print will be up for grabs via a lucky draw.

New applicants of the refreshed DBS Live Fresh Card will be eligible for a chance to win a limited edition G-Shock watch with every S$50 spent. Eligible lucky draw participants will be able to increase their chances of winning a pair of custom-painted AIR FORCE 1 sneakers with each additional spend on their DBS Live Fresh Card.

If you’d like to learn more about the DBS Live Fresh Card and its perks, click HERE!

Picnic Under The Lights

This post is more than just belated, it is way belated. I supposed to blog about this somewhere in early October – or at least before 2017 came to an end. Unfortunately, enlistment and being in the army takes up most of my time. A soldier in the weekdays and an amateur runner by weekends probably sums up my life during the past 3 months. That left me with little or no time for blogging.

Trust me, not having time to blog sucks. Yet, staring at the drafts whenever I open WordPress got me rather lethargic and lack of motivation. The sense of dilatory got so real that I was on the verge of giving up updating this blog completely.

I just stare at my laptop and stook my head helplessly.


Since I got some time to spare, I shall get this article completed before the procrastination kicks in again.

29 September, 2017

After a week or two of planning, this WAS the day.

Wan Lin’s birthday was the last 21st birthday before I enlist, so I was thinking of why not let’s do a good one.

It wasn’t easy planning a birthday celebration, especially when I tend to have too many far-reaching ideas coming to my mind.

For example,

I have no idea why I was so into event planning last year. This was the second celebration I’ve helped plan (not that two is a lot but, for the record, I hardly do such kind of stuff). The previous one was – to me – a success, so probably I wanted to try doing it

One last time.

IT ALL STARTS FROM PAPER: It was a challenge to turn whatever I’ve drawn on paper into reality.

The preparation starts around 1530. The sun was shining directly on me as I settled down with all the barangbarang at Marina Barrage. Vivian joined me a while later and we started getting the place ready for the occasion.

I took us about an hour to set up – deciding on the exact location and constantly moving things from place to place. And although the final product was far-fetched from what I’ve planned due to some unforeseen circumstances, I must say I am quite proud of our work.

Yap Qi joined us and helped us with the final touch-ups before our protagonist arrives.

Michelle brought Wanz over to the location, and our birthday girl was holding onto a gigantic helium balloon that Pei Shan had gotten.

When I say gigantic, I am not even kidding. I helped Wanz take the balloon home after the celebration because she was on the way to another celebration and it seems rather inconvenient to be holding a large item and walking around Somerset. The volume of helium was so much that it kept the balloon afloat for the next three weeks. 

I was so shocked that the balloon was still floating in my living room after I came back from my confinement in Tekong.

You could see how surprised Wanz was when she saw the setup in the vlog.

I am pretty sure everyone had fun with the balloon, especially Yapz.

Sunset arrived and everyone was taking the opportunity to capture some nice shots with the stunning backdrop – courtesy of mother nature.

Introducing swag Mish.

Okay, now let’s go back to our birthday girl.

Nicole and Charmaine joined us after they knocked off from work but the surrounding was a little too dark to take a decent photo – but it ain’t going stop us from taking photos

And having a picnic in the dark.

I shall end this post with a Jesus figurine that Yapz brought to bless my feed.