Long time Singaporean collector of World War One and Two militaria from both Axis and Allied nations.

Living historian with 'Syonan Reflections'.

Husband, educator, friend and ex-soldier too.

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2011!

Now for the above greeting in German... Frohe Weihnachten und ein gl├╝ckliches Neues
Jahr 2011!


WW1 Christmas
Picture courtesy of gallery.nen.gov.uk


It's just a simple but very meaningful greeting to all our visitors and supporters of Alvin's Bunker and reenacting history in Singapore. Let's not forget what the men, women and children went through many decades ago to ensure a peaceful world as we know today.


US WW2 Xmas
Picture courtesy of corrivalry.co.uk

By the way, I thought this snack I found in Candy Empire would suit the occasion just right.

It's from Scho-ka-kola (YES! THE SAME WW2 GERMAN MANUFACTURER) and these snacks are available in two flavours, Exotic Mix and Studentenfutter! Inside are smaller pieces of the original WW2 type chocolate. If you must taste German WW2 rations, start from here! I think it's about S$5.00.


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The picture of the round tin is as per WW2 packaging.
Ostfront has a sample of it. Cick here to view.

WW2 Tin
WW2 Civilian type tin
Above image courtesy of Ostfront.com
Modern Tin
Modern tin and currently available.
Above image courtesy of Bayonetinc.com
It's still available in today's shops as a modern snack.
Candy Empire has it sometimes too but you must have an eagle eye to spot it.




Professional Photography by Francis Wong...

While at the STGCC 2010, we had the luck and luxury of being photographed by professional photographer Mr. Francis Wong. As a result, both the photos and the subjects (a-hem) came out beautiful and near perfect.

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Do contact Mr Francis Wong at palangsi@gmail.com or at mobile 065-90070503 for your photography needs. Oh, he also does handwriting analysis!

He also has these websites:

www.dreamstime.com/resp118538
www.flickr.com/photos/palangsi
http://www.eventsplannerpro.com/francis/


WW2 goes to Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2010

Yes, we (Bob, Jiahan and myself) were all geared up to conquer STGCC 2010! Bob was a Russian officer, Jiahan was a Heer enlisted man and I was a Panzergrenadier Unteroffizer. The fair was very lively with many VIPs and countless toys and toy-related merchandise!

It was a three-day event but I was there on Saturday, Dec 11 as I had to fly off to Taiwan the next day.

Read more about STGCC here.

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We met David there too!

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I thought I did up a rather unconvincing James Bond pose with the P-38.

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Modern meets vintage and at home with the Simpsons.

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We will be back for STGCC 2011!