Sunday, August 31, 2008
However, it seems pretty absurd to do so. By naming a MRT station near a school after that school. What happens when the school moves.. like what happened to RJC? Do we have another campaign to rename the station? It makes more sense to call the station Duchess station rather then Hwa Chong...
Anyway, if LTA approves the station to be called Hwa Chong Station. Maybe a new petition should be started to rename Dover MRT station to be called Singapore Polytechnic Station!
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thanks for the new milestones..
Hope that you all will continue to support my blog!
So what went wrong??? Taking a picture to stand up for something wrong seems to be what STOMP encourages its readers to do so. But at the same time, there is an apparent invasion of privacy when others have their pictures taken or have their premises photographed. Even though in this case, the reader did have an intention to actually query on the apparent compromise of food safety, it could have been handled more tactfully!
The role of such new media has caused privacy issues to be eroded. Anyone with a camera is a photo journalist, but, does anyone actually verify the information seen on the photographs?
Remember: Half empty or half full? It all depends on the way you see it!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Yes.. the pictures all had been photoshopped, lest I get accused of posting up their pictures on my blog... haha...
It was a great fun night... the rain did not dampen our moods... we ate and laughed so much that people were looking at us... (not unusual anyway) haha... Satay and durians... perfect match! Yummy!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Well, after all the identity crisis, the flag incident that happened at the Olympics ceremony, our silver girl is going back to her motherland?
So much for loyalty?? Isn't they any local academic institutes of higher learning that can give our silver girl a place in their institutes, based on her contribution to our country?
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Now this lady is seen hurling obscenties at another one....
This actually reminds me of an incident that happened before Chinese New Year earlier this year.. was with my cousin crossing the road, somewhere near Middle Road across the National Library when this mad women started hurling obscenities at us when we did not even provoke her.. she even claimed to know black magic..
What would you do when you encounter such situations?
Monday, August 25, 2008
Why such a weird topic for the day??
It's because, during the paper for the Food Marketing and Project Management module.. the lights went off suddenly due to a circuit failure. Our exam venue was the only one affected!!!
So you can imagine how lucky or unlucky we were...
A pity the paper was not postponed..
Anyway.. here's a song that's in sync with the topic..
Nelly Furtado - Turn off the light
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I've compiled a little list of them:
1. Make real connections : Interact with other bloggers to form 'networks'
2. Fix it before it breaks : If topics that you are currently blogging on have not been attracting readers for a really long time, say 1 year, its probably time to get a new topic!
3. Keep your readers close: Blog about something that your readers would be able to associate. No point whining about how it is raining in Singapore when it is snowing in Alaska!
4. Be Genuine: Be yourself when you blog! Do not over exaggerate on happenings! Acting cute is passe!
5. Law of focus: Be focused on the topics you blog. While it is good to cover a range of topics, it would be difficult to appeal to so many genre of readers!
6. Law of expansion: The more different topics you blog, the less focused your blog will be!
7. Law of contraction: Be focused, and readers of the common genre will soon flock to you!
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Saturday, August 23, 2008
Oh no... quick someone, do more talent spotting overseas!
A new milestone has been reached for this blog of mine... nearly 7000 unique visitors in a week...
Big deal, you might say... other prominent bloggers get more.... but to a lesser known fireopal.. this is a great deal..
Thanks for the support and I hope that you all will continue to visit my blog!
Friday, August 22, 2008
Perhaps thats the reason why I am feeling so tired now!!
It has really been a fruitful day.... Need I say more?
Thursday, August 21, 2008
So there you go, more reasons to feast on durians!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
This picture was what was sent to me by my friend in an email today:
High Grade Puke... Certainly... the words on the food packaging just turns one off! It's apparently from the packaging of some confectionery from China...
This was what another of my friend gave me.. Ready to eat Bird's Nest from Hongkong.. a brand called Home of Swallows!
See the nice packaging and the use of royal colours:
The bottle of concentrate inside...
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
which finger was it...
Don't ya think the title of this post matches the caption?
Monday, August 18, 2008
The way it is put across... cartoon like..
Anyway, today's been a stressful day at work... perhaps, its also due to the fact that the exams are coming this Wednesday...
I need durians... to destress... So "New Yorkers" reading this blog post of mine, what do you all think?
Sunday, August 17, 2008
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I cant help but feature this!
Received this link from a friend of mine..
And it sure is funny!
Moral of the story: Do not ever hump your car in public, lest you get taped down and posted on youtube!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Lee Jia Wei: (I) hope in 2008
Lee Jiawei: I, myself , am from Beijing
Lee Jiawei: and am a Chinese (note the use of words China as in 中国人 and not 华人)
Lee Jiawei: I hope to be able to, on my motherland...Lee Jiawei:... and also my 'territory'Lee Jiawei: .. win a medal
Well our own star herself is getting confused, I really wonder if her Singaporean supporters will be in a similar state of confusion?
Friday, August 15, 2008
And I just had to encounter this hungry ghost on the MRT train..
Eating away so hungrily like there's no tomorrow.... can even smell from far what he's eating: Takopachi bacon! And the smell is so bad in an enclosed area!
I just read this on STOMP..
sounds so unethical:
I witness an incident at Bt batok cetral Pizzahut cum Macdonald carpark on 10
Aug 2008 round 7 pm. A certis cisco officer was there to issue summon for
parking offences.. Not to mention as it was a Sunday, there were plenty of
motorbikes, cars and vans parked there. What surprised me was that the owners of
the vehicles were actually the Mangers of the pizza hut n Mac. They quickly came
out address the officer. The pizza hut manager offered him pizzas
and pointed out to him the cars which belong to them. The Cisco officer ate the
pizza slices and ignored all the cars which were pointed out to him thou they
were parked at double yellow line. Just because he ate the pizza
he failed to carry out his duty. He ignored the cars of the Pizza hut and Mac's
manager. The cars were their personnel cars not the company's cars too.
Definitely they are not there for loading or unloading of food. There is no
excuse why he ignored them. He proceeds to summon other cars which were parked
there. I felt that was not fair. If the other car's owners had given him Mac or
pizza would he have ignored them too? This is really a serious issues it can be
also considered bribery. I didn’t get a chance to snap photo as I was a distance
away but I noted down the Cisco officers' Bike number plate FS6860Z.
So next time you see a parking auntie/warden... stop all the excuses, please take out your handphone and call for delivery!!!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Sure you might say, we leave nothing behind… but would you really leave empty handed?
I would probably bring along my favourite, Goldkili Green Tea with Osmanthus Tea Bags… haha… yea.. I am admitting I am a tea drinker…
And I really cant sleep without this tea.. remember.. green tea does have mild sedative effects! Imagine all the trauma, when Earth is destroyed, I will certainly need something to calm myself down and put myself in the right frame of mind!
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Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Well, I was kind of pissed off initially having to do the entire crap myself... But halfway through it all, I realised that the whole project actually helped in reinforcing the concepts of marketing that I have learnt, sort of a revision for my upcoming exams...
Anyway, another barrier has been broken, this blog of mine has reached 40 000 viewers!!!!
Hurray.. a new breakthrough for someone as low profile as me!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Having completed National Service, this video definitely evokes strong emotions for me..
What do you think?
Lots of ' factual evidence' in the video too..
After the event, the usual click of friends termed "The New Yorkers" went to Clementi to eat durians... alfresco style right outside NTUC... nevermind the fact that it was unglam...
We were talking and laughing so loud that the ah peks seated nearby were looking at us.. The durians were relatively inexpensive.. for the quality that was presented to us. Not forgetting the affable uncle who gave us free durians and mangosteens to accompany the wonderful king of fruits!
It was quite a good experience for me.. cos I really felt that it was the company of friends that brings out the true 'taste' of durians....
Monday, August 11, 2008
My complete collection of the Olympics cups!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
When it's only one person, that is me, doing it..
I have been spending the entire National Day weekend rushing my food marketing report.. while the others should most probably be enjoying themselves without even checking on the progress..
Friday, August 08, 2008
12 lotus is yet another seventh month getai movie like its predecessor, 881..
apparently, the film maker is pretty obsessed with numbers like 4:30, 881, 15, etc
I just had to upload this picture on my blog:
Actually, I was telling this particular friend of mine when we were at Peace Centre.. that "hey.. look.. that shop has your surname.. its your shop!"
And she responded "my shop??? No.. it's HOLE SERVICES"
Anyway... I think she's going to spread some pen poison to me by giving these magazines:
Thanks anyway! Appreciate it!
Thursday, August 07, 2008
US Navy says sub leaked radiation since 2006 ....
From this article,
Officials also have told the governments of Malaysia and Singapore that the sub
made port calls to those countries while leaking the radioactive water...
So here's another reason why to stop swimming..
Violence in Sim Lim Square, unit # 02-76
I just want to warn everyone to AVOID going to unit # 02-76 in Sim Lim Square. They are grotesque scammers that has the tendency to be physically violent to customers. I was one of their unfortunate victims. Their signboad says 'Evolution Gaming LLP', but as I was researching on the net, they apparently regularly change their store name. They used to be called MH Electronics, or Mobile House Electronics. And a neighbouring store that's unit # 02-72 also used to be 'Evolution Gaming'. They were also called 'Compact Camera'. I've read a lot of complaints from that store too.
Anyway, here's what happened. My girlfiend and I went to Sim Lim to buy a PSP. I know, it was quite stupid of me to go there for a PSP. It's all over the net that the last place to buy a PSP is in Sim Lim. I went anyway, thinking it's "not gonna happen to me" (i was dead wrong). So we went to different shops to ask for prices. The prices we got were 360, and 340.. complete with all the necessary stuff like battery, 4G card, cable, case, and modification. When we got to unit # 02-76 (Evolution Gaming LLP), they quoted us $308. That was too cheap.. but it was almost 9pm and I was just tired and wanted the PSP. So I said I'll take one. The sales guy was friendly. He's tall, fat, and had a lot of pimples on his face. He took our money and said he'll modify it in front of us. After the so-called modification, he showed the PSP to me... and it was lagging! He said the modification took much of the RAM and it needed an upgrade, and that we had to pay $200! Holy sh*t... and while he was selling the upgrade to me, he kept calling me 'my friend...'. That was just annoying. I said we don't have that kind of money, and we'd like to get our money back. From here, things got ugly. The store owner (tall, skinny, and also had a lot of pimples) started shouting at us, saying just take the PSP, the we're wasting his time, etc. And another guy tried to talk to us,this short little guy with glasses, squeaky voice, introduced as the store manager. He tried to explain about the upgrade. But we've heard enough. We just wanted our money back, and we were not leaving. Finally they said we could have our money back, but since the PSP has already been modified, we should pay the GST (wtf!). After much debate, I just said fine.. if that's what it takes to just leave this place, then ok. So they gave us our money, less gst (that's $21 - not bad, but still hurts). We were so pissed leaving the store. I decided to take a photo of the store premises so I could have a 'souvenir' for the event. Suddenly, this little guy with glasses (store manager, they say) started to slap me in the face! (I'm not sure if it was a slap or a punch.. looked like a punch, felt like a slap) He also shoulted at me with his small squeaky voice. I prepared to hit back, aiming at his small face.. but suddenly I see this tall lanky guy running from the store carrying a metal stool. And the fat pimply guy who tried to sell the PSP also came out running towards us too. The little guy's got backup! So now there's 3 of them, and one of me. I remember thinking, if I fight back, this is going to get ugly for me. But then, the short guy took a plastic chair and continued to hit me, as well as this tall guy with the metal stool! Unit # 02-76 Evolution Gaming LLP is situated at the corner of the floor. The beating continued until we reached the escalator. They hit me on the face, the arms, and body. My girlfriend was just shouting 'please stop!'. Suddenly they demanded for me to delete the photo.. i had no choice but to comply. After deleting (they continued to hit me by the way), Sim Lim security came in the scene. The little guy gave me one last hit on the body with his reliable plastic chair. After that, security called the police. The police came to talk to me, then went up to talk to the store owner (tall pimply guy). The guys that attacked me where no longer there (of course). We went to the police station, I gave a statement, they gave me a medical form, we went to the hospital to document the scratches I obtained from the attack. The police said that they were going to launch an investigation about it.
So now here I am writing about it. The net has got loads of warning stories like this about the scamming happening in Sim Lim. Let this be an additional story about it. I haven't actually read about any violence happening, so I think this is the first.
Reading up on the net, here's a few more stories/complains about unit #02-76 / Evolution Gaming LLP for scamming and bad service.
This one is when they were still called Mobile House Electronics Pte Ltd (signboard MH Electronics): http://forums.************.com.sg/sh....php?t=1696186
Here's another one about #02-76 where they have bad attitude: http://talkback.stomp.com.sg/forums/...p/t-10687.html
Here's another one about Evolution Gamming LLP:
And another one for Evolution Gaming LLP:
And another yet one... "Extreme Lousey Service in Sim Lim Sqare". This time it's in #02-72 but still called "Evolution Gaming LLP" (it's either they like exchanging signboards, or its the same owner): http://forums.gameaxis.com/showthread.php?t=1482761
Here's another on #02-72, but it's no longer called "Evolution Gaming".. This time their signboard says "Compact Camera": http://forums.************.com.sg/sh....php?t=1793609
And another one on #02-72: http://********.com/forums/2535/topics/313622
Please, if you wanna get a PSP... do your studies first!
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Cos just because part 1 is good... part 2 might not be as hyped. For example, Money No Enough might have been a excellent show, but its prequel could not have been as good. Similarly, when you take a course, just because part 1 of the course is good, part 2 may not be as good.
Does that necessary mean that I enjoy the course/movie which is why I am in it? Being in a movie for example already means that I have spent the money and time to watch part of it, so why not just continue with it...
Watching a movie does not certainly mean endorsing it...
I am just so pissed today!
Monday, August 04, 2008
"Preparing for English-speaking visitors, a restaurant in China recently ran its name through an online translator, took the result, then purchased and mounted a large sign displaying the English version of their name: Translate Server Error." This one has been around for a couple of weeks but it's destined to become a classic.
Moral of the story, do not trust online translators word for word..
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Saturday, August 02, 2008
This is Singapore Shin Min Daily Editor , Michelle Lim Hong Eng, who been found guilty of dangerous driving:
Compare with celeb Karen Mok in the movie 食神.
Don't they resemble each other?