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LISTERINE® Bloggers Dare: Week 5

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Do you guys remember the show Art Attack?

For those too young to remember, the host Neil Buchanan would teach kids all these cool art projects they could do with just everyday household items. I used to love the show and would try to make some of the art myself, though I was no Picasso.

The beauty of Art Attack is he would always say “It doesn’t have to be perfect!” which resonated with me even as a kid. The fact that the objective was in the experimentation, in the trying and failing and just having fun, I think I never stopped believing in those things.

I thought that it’d be a great idea to revisit a childhood favourite with a project of my own, INVISIBLE LETTERS.

Music credit: Salt Peanuts by The Quintet & Sleepy Tigers by Her Space Holiday

Psst: Our challenge this week was to make someone smile, and I hope my little tutorial managed to get you smiling! Thank you for all the positive comments about my videos and posts, I’ve been using the LISTERINE Bloggers Dare to take little steps towards a new, more creative direction for my blog and my life which I hope to be able to sustain – so all the support is greatly appreciated!

If you would like an INVISIBLE LETTER from me, just leave a comment with your email address and I’d be happy to make you one! (:

Second last week of the LISTERINE Bloggers Dare, phew it went by real quick!

If you like this post, do help me earn points by re-blogging the photos, share the URL on FB or RT it on Twitter!

Do continue to vote for me here! Click here for my Week 1, 2, 3 and 4 posts!


LISTERINE® Bloggers Dare: Week 4

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If you’ve been following my journey these past 4 weeks, you know that I’m always looking to have fun and this week’s no different!

This week’s video: The Sweet Truth

Music credit: Lollipop by  The Chordettes

If you can’t view the video on your iPhone, click here to watch it on Dailymotion.

Outtakes and funny stuff:

You can hear my awfully high-pitched voice in the outtakes video.

Why is it we always cringe when we listen to our own recorded voices?

Music credit: Woo Hoo by’s

Hope you enjoyed the videos!

I also kind of made a mistake when I read what we were supposed to do this week- turns out we just had to ask 10 people the same question! Instead, I asked 10 questions. Feeling a bit silly now!

If you like the videos, do share the links on your Facebook or your blog – it gives me 5 points every time you do! (let me know if you do so I can keep track) Every comment/RT on Twitter gives me 2 points 🙂

We’re down to our last 2 weeks everyone! Thank you thank you thank you to everyone who has supported me, if I could I would hug every one of you! 😛 Do keep on voting, commenting and reposting – I would appreciate it oh so very much! 🙂

Also, do check out Sherms’ post on the behind the scenes look of the “Good Friend Hunting” photo story – she shares very candidly about her experience and it is worth a read!

Written by Nabilah

October 8, 2010 at 8:13 pm

LISTERINE® Bloggers Dare: Week 3

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This week I present my favourite oral health tip, and it’s a pretty fundamental one.

Just a short post to let everyone catch their breaths (geddit geddit?) and go back to the very basics of oral care, as illustrated by me, hehe.

This week the blogger with the most points and votes gets $500 to help them achieve their personal dream! I need all your help and support for this. Every comment gives me 2 points, and if you share any of my videos or photos on your Facebook or blog, I get 5 points!  Or you can also vote here.

Thank you to everyone who have been voting and supporting! (:

NOTE: Some people have told me that they don’t know how to vote. It’s really easy! To vote, you have to click on the purple badge on the right sidebar of this blog, or click here. This will take you to the microsite where you have to click on “The Dare”, “Nabilah” and then “Vote-n-Win”. You have to give them an email address in order to vote.  You can vote once a day, every day! 🙂

Written by Nabilah

October 1, 2010 at 8:20 pm


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Thanks for participating in chai&biskut’s 1st giveaway! I had such a blast reading all your haiku! (yep, the plural for haiku is…haiku!) Winners will be chosen randomly because I just can’t choose 5 favourites! I’ll be announcing the winners soon – so sit tight!

I’m in the midst of putting together the lovely packages, in fact yesterday I went to Cat Socrates to get more stuff! (the rest are from Books Actually and Little Drom Store)

My method has been to basically buy stuff that I would love to receive – I’m actually a little bit jealous because I secretly want them myself, hehe.

Some random shots from the past few weeks:

East coast beach.

McDonald’s Deluxe Breakfast after the Army Half Marathon.

Colourful cake at my house.

Brother and father.


My wall, during the Week 1 video shoot.

“Airing our armpits”

Making of the unglam shot for the Week 2 photoshoot.

Cat, Sunplaza Park.


One of the shots that didn’t make it to the Week 2 post.

Perpetually sleeping cat, Changi Village.


Thank you to everyone who’ve supported me in the LISTERINE Bloggers Dare! We’re almost halfway into the challenge and I would be very appreciative if you could take some time to vote!  (click here or purple clicky thingy on the sidebar).

LISTERINE® Bloggers Dare: Week 2

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And so we come to week  #2 of the LISTERINE Bloggers Dare! This week, we’ve been tasked to find a friend to try out the LISTERINE Total Care mouthwash.

This sounds simple enough, no? But what if finding that said friend isn’t as easy as it seems? And so I present to you:

Good Friend Hunting

STEP 9. Celebrate her improved oral health

And there you have it! 🙂 Special shout-out to sherms and erfen for helping out!

This week Listerine gave us a $100 ‘Road to Change’ fund to take a small step towards achieving our personal challenges. I bought 2 books and a notebook to keep me inspired and creative!

Stefan Sagmeister’s Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far, Caffeine for the Creative Mind by Mumaw & Oldfield (both from Basheer Bookstore!) and a lovely notebook from Cat Socrates.

In my “nabbycat dares you” video I said that my personal challenge was to learn how to design. To be more specific, I would like to learn new ways of expressing myself creatively. In fact, that video was actually my very first personal creative project! It was quite heartening to see and hear that people actually like the video *blush*

Thank you to everyone who’ve supported me in one way or another in the LISTERINE Bloggers Dare. If you like this post, do help to spread the word around, and you can even re-blog the photos, share the URL on FB or RT it on Twitter! Do continue to vote for me here or click on the blogger’s badge in the sidebar!


This campaign is brought to you by the good people of Listerine. Perhaps you could take 2 minutes to help them fill up a pre-campaign survey? That would be very helpful indeed!

LISTERINE® Bloggers Dare: Week 1

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Hi all! I’m eating a Nutella sandwich and this should be, by all intents and purposes, a pretty normal day.

But it’s not!!! I’m gonna try something different today.

Phew! I don’t know how many of you will watch the video, but yes, I will be joining 5 other bloggers in the LISTERINE® Bloggers Dare over the course of 6 weeks. (You can see my ugly mug on the website here – my hair looks rubbish!)

As with any challenge of this nature, there is a voting element and of course it’d be great if you guys could vote for me! Also one vote entitles you to a free sample of LISTERINE® Total Care mouthwash! Personally I think it is a rather meaningful exercise because it’s like being given a chance to do something you’ve always wanted to do. I’m sure every one of us can relate to that, especially with our hectic Singaporean lives, eh?

Here’s how you can show your support for me:

1) Comment on my LISTERINE® posts (at least 20 characters)   –  2 points

2) Click on this blogger badge –  1 point

3) Re-post any part of my post (video/photo/part of the post) on your blog  –  5 points

4) RT my tweets about LISTERINE® Bloggers Dare (They’ll be tagged with #ListerineTC)  –  5 points

5) Share any of my Facebook links related to LISTERINE® Bloggers Dare on Facebook   –  5 points

6) Vote for me on the LISTERINE® Bloggers Dare website  –  No points, but they contribute to my final score

7) Read my posts  –  1 point

NOTE: I will continue to remain true to the blog and the chai+biskut spirit even as I participate in this challenge and normal posts will continue as per usual during the 6 weeks! Inevitably I will be talking about LISTERINE® and the Total Care mouthwash once in a while, but I hope that you guys will be able to support me through this very new experience! (:

So as part of the adventure, we were scheduled dentist visits!

I absolutely HATE going to the dentist. In primary school the dentists were so horrible and I even remember one of them actually kind of spit into my mouth while she was giving me a check-up! Well not exactly spit, but as she was talking some of it did land into my mouth. Nasty!

So it was that I headed over to Q&M Dental Group at Novena Square, over 1 hour late as I had theatre practice before and had to rush down. Looking back I realise how dangerous it can be to make your dentist angry! (“When Dentists Attack!!”) Thankfully the dentist, Dr Ng, was very nice and he even reiterated that he never wants to make his patients feel pain! It was rather comforting.

All I need in this life of sin 😛

During the check-up, he performed this Gingivitis Test where he basically poked my gums with a metal needle thingy and the more places it bleeds, the higher your gingivitis index! It was kinda horrifying (and I won’t lie, rather painful) to see my gums bleeding and it turns out my gingivitis index is 75%! (In this case a high number is not good!)

Not photo of actual needle

I have to admit that I always thought I had healthy teeth because they are rather straight but little did I know the effects of my meagre oral care! Usually I just brush my teeth twice a day and….er, that’s it. But I was quickly informed by Dr Ng that I would have to brush AND floss AND use mouthwash in order to have good oral health. Hard work but I definitely think it’s one of those “don’t do it and you’ll regret” kinda things, no?

I’ve started using LISTERINE® Total Care mouthwash everyday now, and like any new component in your life, you slowly get used to doing the extra step and I swear it makes my mouth feel cleaner at the end! (pinky swear, no BS!) I have to confess though that I’ve been a bit lazy at the flossing! Dr Ng I hope you’re not reading this!

So that’s my piece of exciting news! Do support me if you can – Visit the LISTERINE® Bloggers Dare website and vote nabbycat! (:

Just curious though, if you were dared to take the first step towards a dream of yours, what would that dream be?

Written by Nabilah

September 17, 2010 at 9:30 pm

LISTERINE® Bloggers Dare: Week 1

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Hi all, you can read the post “Listerine Bloggers Dare: Week 1” here.

Thanks for visiting and do leave a comment so I can say hi! (:

Written by Nabilah

September 9, 2010 at 2:11 am