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Tumblr Wars!

Amid the popularity of Pinterest-esque sites popping up on blogging networks like Tumblr and WordPress, my friends, Sonti, Anthony and I decided to start our own little project a couple of months back called The Humble Mind.

It’s a photo collection of super cars, watches, gadgets, fashion, architecture, beautiful women and spectacular holiday destinations displayed in a Pinterest like way.

I would admit it was a pretty cool idea at that time until we discovered that after we started The Humble Mind, Anthony branched off and created his own Tumblr blog Simply Watch┬ábehind our backs! Ok, maybe Simply Watch doesn’t compete directly with The Humble Mind for audience because of the niche content of luxury watches but still, the betray forced into our throats by Anthony was hard to swallow. Haha.

That got me wondering. If Anthony started his own blog, why shouldn’t I? I never really liked the name for The Humble Mind and after a little brainstorming, I present to you Work Play Dress! The tagline of Work Play Dress out of this world I reckon.

Work sleek, play stylish, dress to kill.

So good right?!

So now that we each have our own Tumblr blogs, there seem to be an unspoken tension to see who has the most popular blog. Admittedly, mine is the youngest and only has 10 followers where as Sonti’s The Humble Mind has 33 followers and Anthony’s Simply Watch has 95 followers.

But you know what? I have no worries at all and believe that if I consistently post photos on my Tumblr blog, the reblogs and likes will come. Audience numbers will eventually increase and I WILL take over the crown and reign as leader of the Tumblr Wars!

  • Daniel

    Hey alvin! I’ve only just started reading your blog but already am beginning to love it. I love what you’ve done with Standard, making the post width wider and all that. I think its something that I regretted not doing right from the start.
    And also, love your writing style. Just curious, what other blogs do you have? I also particularly like the concept of your tumblr war. Best of luck! :D

    – Daniel

    • alvinng

      Bahhh it’s nothing fantastic. It’s just a collection of my thoughts, memories and photos of things I’m interested in. It’s just surreal going into the standard theme forums and looking at the support threads and seeing your posts. Went to TripGods and EHHHHH another Singaporean. Blur sia. LOL.

      And yes I got the wide content column hack from the forums because I post a lot of photos and with a wider column, the photos kinda “pop” more. Got another blog with my girlfriend but that’s erm just for our own eyes only. Haha.

  • Seantisack

    Perhaps you should rename it to WorkPlayCopy instead. You should be ashamed for copying all your content from popular sites such as and

    • alvinng

      Anthony stop being such a bitch. You took all your pictures for your tumblr blog from the web as well so good job on being a model for the phrase “pot calling the kettle black”! Haha.