User Profile for xia0dingdang
Michelle Sim
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Useful link to buy from local stores in Singapore~

1. Local Singapore meetup forum Marketplace



The meetup forum marketplace has sellers who list either brand new or used games at cheaper prices vs retail prices. Hubby and I are also perfectly ok with 2nd-hand games as long as it is complete and in good condition if it would help Santa to save some money as no shipping cost involved. Singapore is a very small country so we can meet the seller & self collect at a convenient centrally located train station for both parties.
Santa can paypal to the person.

2. Dueller's Point

Hubby and I are their regular customers and we can self collect at the store to save Santa shipping or postage. Dueller's Point is actually more of a Magic the gathering shop near our place but one of the owner is a board gamer so they do sell some board games too. We often go there a few times each month to game with friends there as they provide tables and chairs for free gaming and we can just buy drinks and snacks. We can bring our own games or play with the store opened games on their shelves. Usually we will bring our own games.
Note : Not all the games for sale at the store are listed on the website as they are still in the process of updating it.
Kindly contact Wei Liang
Wei Liang Tan
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who is helping to manage the board games stock to check if they have the games which Santa is keen to get for us if not, he can help to pre-order too.

3. World of Board Games

4. Hobby Games Mart

4. Toy Tag

5. PI at Midpoint Orchard
Note - their online website doesn't list the games collection being sold as it is a physical brick and mortar store. They are the first and biggest board games retail store in Singapore but somehow their website isn't so fantastic.....You may still contact them to enquire if they have the games in store and make arrange for payment and collection. Hubby and I can self collect at the store if needed


~~~~5 May 2016: To my WG Mid Year Exchange Secret Santa 2016~~~~

Dearest WG Mid Year Exchange Santa 2016,

Thank you for being my WG Santa this year!
I hope that everything has been going well for you and you family.

This is the 2nd mid year exchange being organised on BGG.
I hope that you would have lots of fun in giving & receive lovely surprises too!

Hubby and I are busy researching about renovation stuffs as we would be moving to our new apartment some time before Christmas 2016.

Hope to hear from you soon

Take care and all the best!


For my BGG Secret Santa: How I feel about board gaming

* Played Monopoly, Scrabble, UNO, Jenga as a kid. We don't have much of those designer board games in Singapore when I was growing up.
* Was introduced to board gaming by a friend at a local board game cafe about 8-9 years ago and that was truly an eye opener and I never looked back. It was really awesome to discover so many exciting and fun games!
* Wish I could own a board game cafe or a shop selling these wonderful games!
* The first few games which I had played were Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, Thurn and Taxi, Citadels, Bohnanza.
* Loves board gaming as you can see from my collection (prefer strategy games, games with good themes, quality components and nice artwork)
* Prefers to play games which I already know in the eve after a long day of work as I would rather not tax my brain too much by learning new games
* New games with new rules to learn are reserved for off days from work or weekends.
* Just wish to wind down, relax and enjoy the gaming company with friends and buddies after work
* Don't mind teaching or playing lighter party games with casual non-gamer friends
* I'm cool about not winning a game. I usually try to help other newbies along in the game, give some tips etc. After all gaming is about having fun with the right company, it isn't all about going all out to win. Such a kill-joy if I stress myself too much....relax, keep calm and carry on gaming!


Wow! I'm Geek of the Week no. 420!

Thank you for your kind nomination, Steve (srlarkin)
We have a heart for board gamers. I'm always kind & nurturing to new gamers and my husband & I even gave or donated a good number of our games to people who need them more or those who will play the games more often than us as we are happy that the games can go to a loving new home!

Read more about me & my love/ addiction to Board Gaming @ my GotW thread: Gotw - Michelle Sim (xia0dingdang)

Geek of the Week
Ref - Listing no 420 of pg 17 of the geeklist.

Here is a picture of hubby & myself taken with our Taiwanese tour guide.

meepleOur Growing Board Games Collection as @ 24 Aug 2014meeple


Amateur Miniatures Painting Projects by an ordinary girl next door:

P/S - I couldn't find my entire collection of paints and brushes after we packed all the stuffs into boxes for painting of the whole house last quarter 2014. I'm sure they are somewhere among those boxes but I didn't want to unpack everything as we will be moving next year so hope to be able to find my paints soon and start painting our board games figurines again once we have shifted to our new place next year.

Zeus on the loose (Completed on 01 Jun 2014)

Flashpoint: Fire Rescue (Completed on 03 Mar 2014)

Cyclades: Hades (Completed on 28 Oct 2013)

Cyclades (Completed on 20 Oct 2013)

Fury of Dracula (Completed on 15 Oct 2013)

Shadows over Camelot (Completed some time back but only coated with protective seal on 1 Oct 2013)

Curious about Me?

I'm just an ordinary girl next door. Hubby (ID - awayf) and I met at a board games cafe. So that solidifies our love for board games. We love games with great themes & artwork plus good components. It's a plus for those which can be played with minimum two or more players cos it is usually just two of us gaming at night even though we do game with larger group of friends on a weekly or fortnightly basic.

I adore animals especially dogs a lot. I miss my 10 years old 13kg dog, Beibei who passed away due to old age in 2008. She was my best companion and little sister for those 10 years and I think of her every waking moments. I hope that hubby will allow me to keep a special doggy of our own, preferably one with minimal shedding. He likes Corgi but I would love to have a labradoodle as I want to have a big dog like labrador and poodle doesn't shed much.

Beside gaming, I enjoy cooking with hubby and my bro, Jerry Kow (ID: sweetslut). Jerry is like the younger brother whom I never had. We knew each other for many years when hubby and I used to patronize the board game cafe which he used to work at. Jerry and his wife with some friends form one of our regular gaming groups.

I also find it therapeutic to read story books and design scrapbook photo albums with hubby's elder sister. My favorite author is Christine Feehan. I love to own all of her Dark Caparthian series of books one day when we get our new house. I have most of the books on my shelf now. http://www.christinefeehan.com/dark_series/ By the way, in case you are wondering.....the Caparthian is the good guys of another species, they aren't vampires. It so happens that I don't fancy much vampires games.

One of my new hobby is painting the minis of our board games. I bought quite a bit of paint colors and good quality brushes to kick start my painting projects. I had painted quite a few games to date...photos shown below on my profile page. It is always very challenging to have a steady hand when painting. I find that my artistic talents and an eye for details help as I could draw pretty well back in primary and secondary school days.

Having seen my dearest cousin, Uncle and Mum died from cancer when I was only 16. My family was not financially well off and my 66 years old dad quit his job and he used up their savings for mum's medical bills.

I'm the eldest so to support my family, I worked part time as a waitress and also gave tuition to kids after my classes. Then one day when I was volunteering at an old folk home, I was fortunate that another of the volunteer happened to be one of the supervisor of a local internet service provider. She said she liked me and asked if I was keen to work part time in her team providing helpdesk technical support at night after my school hours.

I went on to complete my Diploma in Accounting & Finance in Singapore. Despite juggling full time studies and part time helpdesk job, my results were above average but I didn't like Accounts, not even one tiny bit so I gritted my teeth and pressed on to complete my Diploma as I couldn't afford to pay for a new course. Well, mum asked me to study Accounts after my O'levels before she passed away.

Upon graduation, I worked in the Accounting line and gave tuition to kids for 3 years+ to save up money for my degree. I'm glad that my hard work paid off and I was exempted from year one and some of year two modules in the University. I graduated with Distinctions & As for my Degree in Marketing Management from Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia. I completed the course in Singapore as I couldn't afford to go overseas to study due to my financial situation.

Having grown up in such challenging circumstances, I treasure family relationship and friendship a lot. I'm also generous with family and close friends. I'm willing to pay $100+ for a good pair of sandals for my Papa. Sometimes we host lunch or dinner at our place for close friends and gave away or donate games to others too.

Sad to say, my current job is not related to my major. Nevertheless I'm fortunate to get a job offer in one of the top US company regional office in Singapore. We are supporting the Asia Pacific region, most of my customers are from Australia & they are really nice.... Nonetheless, work can be quite stressful due to the high expectations required of us. On the other hand, I thank my luck stars to have good bosses and colleagues.

We do not have kids at the moment. Hopefully we can become new Mummy and Daddy next year. I hope to have a bigger family of three healthy, well mannered and kind children.

God bless and peace to all!
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User Details for xia0dingdang
Registration Date: 2008-03-10
Last Profile Update: 2016-05-02
Last Login: 2016-05-05
Country: flag Singapore
State: Singapore
Town/City: Singapore
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