Saturday, January 31, 2009

Levi's!

Before the Lunar New Year, I walked past many Levi's botiques and outlets and they were displaying this $50 trade in for any old jeans that is brought to them.

As I had no time, I did not take up the offer until today...

Got a Levi's 604:

After trade in of 50 dollars still about 80 bucks... but still cheaper then G-star and other brands..

Singnet scammers strike again!!!

They don't ever learn, do they?

Got another email today!


From: "MAINTAINANCE WEBMAIL TEAM." <casperorr@npgcable.com>
Subject: Dear SINGNET.COM.SG webmail User!!!
To:


Dear SINGNET.COM.SG webmail User!!!

Due to spam complaints of email users in our webmail system, our
investigation shows that your email address is compromised and is used to
send out spam message in our webmail system. As a result, your Username
will be disabled if you do not send us the required information within
24hrs.

Information Required:
Your Full Names:
Email address:
Password:
Retype Password:

Send immediately to our desk via this email:
webmentainance_2008@live.com
Please understand that this is a security measure intended to help
protect you and your mailbox.

We value your business and thanks for using our Service.
MAINTAINANCE WEBMAIL TEAM.


Isn't it so obvious that it is a scam, judging from the non-official sounding email? Well, at least their English has improved...

So Singnet users, please beware!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Sex in HDB lifts and corridor

Its pretty amazing how open Singaporeans are becoming, or is it another hypothesis that have yet to be proofed?

Well, I was browsing thru 2 post from Alvinology, namely: Man jacks off in MRT , naked couple spotted at Holland Village

As you know some 80% of Singaporeans stay in HDB flats, but have you ever wondered what happens in the lift at night???

Here's the answer....

Exhibitionist guys fufilling their exhibitionist streaks!
The scenes below are image stills from 3 different clips that I was alerted too!

Clip 1:

Guy gets into lift naked...
and displays his 'ware'..

Oh... there is another naked guy in the lift too!!!

They start to do some explicit stuff... like what puppies do... ehem..




Guy has his assets filmed again *trust me, I already blurred this image many many many times*

Guy exits lift and walks naked along HDB corridor


... and strikes a pose along railings

Clip 2:
Guy is already naked in lift!


flaunts more of himself...

Engaging in some illegal activity...




Does this give a new meaning to getting a facial in a the heartlands?



Clip 3:
Guy is naked along corridor..

Another naked guy awaiting for him...

More puppy like sniffing...



Change of positions..
and... even *gasp* mounting the railing!

Now, who ever said that HDB life is boring???



Incredible Deals.. incredible tales...

Back to the island

I am finally back to Singapore after a refreshing CNY trip to Malaysia..

Home sweet home!

Going to blog about it pretty soon, as soon as I can get pictures of my new friends...

Till then...

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Advertlets Cash out

Finally I have decided to cash out my Advertlets earning.

Now is the waiting game as I have heard many stories about other users using Advertlets and having bad experiences. So now, its time for me to give it a try and tell you guys about my experience.

For my very own record, I have been a member 19/09/2008 and as of 29/01/2009, I have earned RM 151.44, this is because Advertlets is a Malaysia registered company. So, I really wonder how much I will be receiving on my side...

So please do stay tuned for more updates on Advertlets cashout!

Mortage leads

Something that might come in handy in times of economic recession...

You might say: "Touch wood, its the Chinese New Year, let's have something more auspicious sounding!" But then again it is indeed better to have plan ahead before you do anything..

Thus let me introduce Mortgage Leads; they provide a plethora of services ranging from:
  • Sub Prime Mortgage Leads
  • A Paper Mortgage Leads
  • Cash out mortgage leads
  • Excellent credit mortgage leads
  • Poor credit mortgage leads
  • Fair credit mortgage leads
  • Good credit mortgage leads
  • Commercial mortgage leads
  • Internet leads
  • Telemarketing leads
  • Exclusive leads
  • Semi Exclusive Mortgage leads
  • Aged Leads
  • 2nd mortgage leads
  • Trigger mortgage leads

The best thing is that they do not have minimum purchase requirements for mortgage leads.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Class Excursion to Periphery of Central Water Catchment Area

My first Reunion dinner for the year - with my Henry Park Primary school class of 6E 1994 mates!!!

Class Excursion to Periphery of Central Water Catchment Area aka our teacher's Ms Sim's place!

Let the feast begin!
We came, we conquered.... look at the spread of food that Ms Sim's maid prepared... from Tom Yam soup to Pandan Leave chicken to Assam Fish to curried prawns and stir fried vegetables! Ms Sim is so lucky to have such a maid, quoted by our lawyer Cindy who would like to rent Ms Sim's maid!Our classmate's group photo for the Lunar New Year 2009!What's Chinese New Year without the traditional toss of the Prosperity Yu Sheng? Lo Hei Lo Hei!Now this one's not normally a common scene during the CNY.... a toast to everyone... Yam Seng!Mahjong Kakis on your mark, get set, go!!! Huat ah...Happy New Year everyone.. especially those that could not make it to the gathering.. hope to see you guys soon!

Happy Niu Year!

In line with the CNY festivities, here's wishing one and all good fortune, happiness and prosperity!




These seven Japanese fortune gods will bring good fortune to you.

Happy Niu Year!!! May all your wishes come true too!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Remaining clutter free...

Still trying to get rid of the clutter lying around before the Chinese New Year?

Mini storage has great tips!

You must take care when packing all the items to avoid damage that occurs if the item is shifted during a move. Proper packing is a great way to protect valuables from any sort of damages. Labeling of the boxes after packing and sealing must be done on all sides to make it readable to everyone from any of the sides. This will help you avoid accidentally piling heavy items on top of light weight ones. Many storage facilities recommend doing this when using larger facilities but few remember to remind those renting mini storage units to label and careful their items. Failure to do this can be disastrous because when hurriedly packing a few small items it is much easier to get distracted and do something that will damage your property.

Cloth, paper or any type of soft material must be used to wrap the items before putting them in the boxes which are to be kept inside the mini storage. Wrapping should be done in such a manner that the things do not collide with each other and the items will remain safe from getting damaged during the process. Plus you must remember to never attempt to store animals! Many people try to use mini storage as a short term solution to their pet storage difficulties. Do not pack birdhouses filled with birds, cages with animals and aquarium in mini storage. Do not even try this for a short duration because the animals and birds may suffocate to death. Storing chemicals, paints, combustible substances and toxic materials may lead to some hazards or serious problems and accidents that you might be held legally responsible fore. If you would not pack hazardous materials into a small, out of the way, closet at home then do not place them into storage!

Food items should not be kept in storage if it can be avoided but some people use mini storage as a place to keep gourmet food or wine. If this is done then special food containers must be used that are designed to keep food safe from elements and preserve their taste. Make sure you choose a climate controlled mini storage unit for food items since this will help provide additional protection from rodents and deterioration.


Check them out... real great info... have fun spring cleaning!

Exploiting the Lunar New Year

Have you ever wondered why are we paying more for things during the Chinese New Year?

No, its not even the food items that are increasing in prices, like how the aunties are complaining at the markets.

But have you ever came across the service industry asking for hongbaos?

Like how your neighbourhood barber might be asking for an extra $2 for all hair cuts during the festive season? How waiters blatantly ask for hongbao as tips despite the fact when there is already a 10% service charge in the bill?

Read in the newspapers recently that a lady bought a set manicure vouchers and when she wanted to use one of the vouchers, the shop claimed that there is a festive surcharge of $5 during the festive period.

Do you think its fair for such practices?

Going outdoors?

If you are going on a holiday this Lunar New Year, and intend to do some trekking or going to some places with cold weather, you might wanna check out North Face, it has nearly everything that you will need for your outdoor requirements! Be it Climbing, Mountaineering, Backpacking , Camping, Canoeing , Kayaking ,Backcountry , Telemark Skiing ,Snowshoeing or even Snowboarding

They have everything from jackets to hats to gloves to Rock Climbing Shoes.There is even a range of Arcteryx products that are well known for producing the most innovative and superbly crafted packs, harnesses and clothing available.

International shipping is available too.. so check it out!

Impeccable Answer

I always used to have a good impression of Izea until I read their answer to my technical query this morning!!!

Hi again from IZEA's Customer Love team!

Since it's been several days and we haven't heard back, perhaps the issue has been resolved and you just haven't had a chance to close the ticket? We'll go ahead and close the ticket for now.


Sacrasm?? This is the way they treat their bloggers?

Waiting for days for answers and when they do not do anything, they close your tickets?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

No time for shopping?

I have not really been done with my Lunar New Year shopping for clothes! It is pretty difficult to do last minute shopping, rush from place to place. Perhaps ladies are more fortunate, they have more places to shop, even online fashion stores leave women spoilt for choice!

Supply Chain Management

Finally done with Supply Chain Management test!!!!

It was such a killer paper, thank god that it was in course assessment and not an examinable module!

Frankly speaking, the course is pretty useful if you really know how to apply it. But sad to say, overall, it is a tad bit dry especially during the lectures...

Now I only have the presentation and report to complete!!! yeay!

I am so tired...

I am so stressed and tired, trying to squeeze in info for the Supply Chain management later...

So much things to remember, Pull and Push, Bull Whip Effect, ROP, EOQ, direct selling... the list just goes on.. and on...

I really need a coffee break...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Happy birthday Shenyue and Siti!

Alright.. the pictures are a little late... one day late to be exact!

That's because when I went back yesterday after J Leong's mind boggling lecture, I was hardly in the mood, or had the ATP (energy) to update my blog!!!

Anyway... photos from the small celebration we had in class!

Lighted candles on cake:

Birthday boy and girl, still in daze:

This is the way they cut the cake, cut the cake, cut the cake:

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mesmerized by Magnetic Jewellery

Been aching recently, most probably from all the stress and running around. Was told that magnetic jewelry can help in reliving pain.

Some alternative doctors believe that the magnetic field affects the iron component of blood, hemoglobin, thereby increasing circulation to the area where magnets are applied.

Have you tried any?

The arrival of the Lunar New Year...

Apparently... Chinese New Year should fall on 4 February 2009 and not on 26 January 2009...

This is due to the fact that 4 February 2009 is the date on the new spring (立春).

So are you going to celebrate twice?

Think twice:


Lichun signifies the beginning of spring in East Asian cultures. Chinese New Year is celebrated around this time. Farmers often celebrate the beginning of Lichun with special village events, worship and offerings to the gods and ceremonies for a blissful and prosperous new year. In China, people eat chūnbǐng (春餅) on this day.

In the lunisolar calendar, New Year's Day might be before or after Lichun. A year without Lichun is called 無春年 (no spring year). 無春年 is also known as 寡婦年 (widow year) in northern China or 盲年 (blind year) in southern China. Marriage is believed to be unlucky in a year without Lichun.[2]

Manuka Honey Cream

Facial treatments are getting more and more prelevant these days, especially on the Internet. Check out 7 Cream with Manuka Honey which apparently has aloe, manuka honey and the unique combination of oils....

Seems to be another rising fad...

Monday, January 19, 2009

Oppz, they did it again!!!

Well done, students of ACJC!!!

They done it again.. having their so called ususal dose of fun, filming it and posting up to the Internet.

Well, another set of ACJC ragging photos have surfaced on the Internet again. This time, a bunch of guys gang up to dump a birthday girl into a waste bin and wheeled her around in the school canteen to “parade” their victory.

This time round, the son of Minister of Community Development, Youth and Sports, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan is apparently involved in the whole issue... check out Alvinology.

Well since this is the second time that I has happened, and that their principal has stood up for the students saying that it was all good fun.. what else can we as the public say of such an elite school?

Perhaps the most important thing they should learn is not to post evidence of their fun on Youtube?

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Tweet Tweet

Check out:
ted on twitter

One more week to CNY

With just one more week to CNY...

I just realised that the following is outstanding:

Must clear my room
Must buy new clothes
Must buy goodies...

So many things to do.. and so little time..

To make things worse, I have a test next Thursday!

*stress*

Halloween costumes galore!

I remember some time back a friend of mine asked me for help on dressing up for a themed Christmas party.

Christmas might be just over, but let’s not forget that Halloween can be another great opportunity for dressing up!

You might want to know that the top costumes worn during Halloween are:
 Pirate Costumes
 Witch Costumes
 Spider-Man Costumes
 Superman Costumes
 Disney Princess Costumes
 Renaissance Costumes
 Star Wars Costumes
 Vampire Costumes

Was browsing through and I saw some interesting Harem Costume


This adult Fred Flinstone character from the Flinstones cartoon series just evokes memories and will be ideal for a cartoon theme!

Even more interesting is that, they even have costumes for your pets… so that they will not miss out on all the partying!

Imagine your dog real hot:

Psss.. just to share with you something really exclusive…. There is a secret HAUNTED HOUSE backdoor on the website that gets friends a great discount! Let me tell you how to get to the secret backdoor: Go to the homepage halfway down on the right and click on the brown comma in the line that reads “Our Store now has over 10,000 masquerade items for you to choose from!”

Have fun today with fancy costumes and more

Socialspark problems

My grammatical error problem on Socialspark has not been solved yet.

Really wonder what is going on within the company. It seems that they are taking longer to reply to queries and even longer to solve problems...

Anyone has the same problem with Socialspark?

BYD

Well, with all the buzz going on about being environmental friendly. Have you ever wondered about electric cards?

BYD, China's biggest battery maker, isn't wasting any time carving its niche in the new world of electric cars and plug-in hybrids. It all started with the F6DM plug-in hybrid sedan, followed by the smaller and less expensive F3DM plug-in hybrid compact car.

Now BYD has introduced its E6 electric car at the Beijing International Auto Show. It takes the shape of a crossover, or MPV, and will be built on on the F6's platform (same as the F6DM, which could be sold in Europe by 2010).

BYD E6 Electric Vehicle Specifications
So far, all we know is that the E6 will be a 5 seater with an acceleration of 0 to 100 kph of around 10 seconds. Top speed should be top speed of 160 kph (100 mph), and the battery pack, which is located under the rear passenger seats, will be based on BYD's own lithium-ion iron phosphate technology. Range per charge is expected to be 300 km (186 miles).

But most impressive of all:

"BYD projected the battery had a life of 2,000 cycles, for a lifetime range of about 600,000 km (373,000 miles)"

The owner of BYD Electric Cars owns shares of Byd Co Ltd and his main reason for starting this blog is that he had a hard time initially finding information on this company and even a harder time trying to figure out how to buy stock in it.

The rates are droppping...

Not the exchange rates..

But rather the amount of money offered for a post on PPP...

What used to be a minimum of $5 is now like $0.50 and some even have outrageous demands like having a huge word count, many pictures to be embedded, etc...

It seems like the global recession has struck the pocket of many advertisers... or are they just making use of us?

What is Acobay?

Acobay is a brand new and unique new social network site.

At Acobay, people share their "stuff" and get connected with each other by the cars they drive, places they visited, movies they love, games they play, and so on. Then they can interact with people of same interest (by a real meaning!) and get personalized recommendation.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

A dish for your lunar New Year

Something interesting that I chanced upon in the newspapers....

Majestic Restaurant chef Yong Bing Ngen shares how a hot claypot dish can stir up warm feelings at Chinese New Year.

To make lap mei fan, Yong is in favour of cooking the food in a claypot rather than a rice cooker. It's about thrice as time consuming this way, but it does crisp up the rice at the bottom of the pot much better than a cooker can. And setting the claypot over a charcoal fire will produce an even better flavour, says the chef, although he uses gas to cook it at Majestic as 'our kitchen set-up doesn't allow for cooking with charcoal'.

While there's no manual to getting the cooking-with-a-claypot process right ('not like with using a rice cooker', sniffs Yong), what one needs to produce a good lap mei fan is lots of practice and intuition. Says the chef: 'It's all about the heart and the head; the heat, the amount of water and the timing.' But he does share a few general guidelines: the fire should be 'very big' to cook the rice through and through so it's not sang mai, or hard in the middle. And the heat must be turned down as soon as steam begins spouting from the claypot. As a rule-of-thumb, too, one cup of water should be added for every cup of rice used.

Yong understands that people may be wary of made-in-China preserved meat due to the China food scares, so he recommends Cheong On Hong at the Victoria Street Wholesale Centre (unit #01-14, Tel 6532-5805 and 6298-0578) for tasty, Singapore-produced Chinese sausages and waxed duck. Buy only the legs of the duck though, advises the chef, as these are the most presentable and easy to carve. And don't season the dish with more than a little salt - about half a thumbnail's worth is enough - as the duck is 'very very salty'.

Cooking lap mei fan should take about an hour if you're using a claypot, but if you're really in a rush, Yong (rather resignedly) suggests: 'If you have a rice cooker, just put the meat on top of the rice and cook the whole thing in there. Then when it's cooked, you can transfer the dish to a claypot to get that crispiness. That should cut down your cooking time by about 20 minutes.'


Majestic fragrant claypot rice with Chinese sausage and preserved meat
Serves 10

Ingredients

700g rice 900ml water 1/4 tbsp salt 4 pcs preserved Chinese sausage 4 pcs preserved liver sausage 1 ream preserved pork belly 1 pc preserved duck leg 10 sprigs kai lan Chopped spring onions to garnish

For the seasoning

1 tbsp oyster sauce 1 tbsp dark soy sauce 1/4 tbsp sesame oil (Combine all with some hot water and set aside)

Method

1. Rinse rice well and place in claypot with water.

2. Boil preserved meats and place on top of rice.

3. Add water and salt to taste, cover and cook on high heat.

4. Once steam comes out from the hole on top of the claypot's lid in a steady stream, switch to low heat and continue cooking until the rice grains are not hard in the middle. This should take approximately 40 to 45 minutes.

5. Remove all preserved meats from the top of the dish, slice into bite-sized pieces and arrange on top of the rice.

6. Rinse the kai lan, cutting the stems neatly, then blanch in hot water until cooked.

7. Arrange the kai lan on top of the meat and rice.

8. Drizzle seasoning over dish and sprinkle with spring onions before serving hot.

Certainly sounds like a good dish for the Lunar New Year!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Buying your Ford online.

Buying your Ford online has certainly become easier..

nord has long been known to have an excellent, well presented range of cars. They not only suit all budgets, but individuals and families. New Ford operates an all car portal, dealing in new cars, used cars and leasing offers.

Through their new car section, one can complete a quote request and submit it. This request is then circulated to the most competitive dealers for the brand and model you are looking for.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The real Chinatown of Singapore

Alright, after my post on Waterloo Street being the new 'Chinatown' of Singapore. Here is the current Chinatown of Singapore.

I took this pictures when I was stuck in a traffic jam... you can possibly see some of the vehicles caught in the jam in some pictures!

The main gate display to welcome visitors to Chinatown

Display outside Chinatown point:

Even though there is a traffic jam, I cant help but feel that the festive mood in Chinatown is more dilute then in Waterloo Street. Compare my previous post.

Hopefully, the year of the Ox will turn our economy into a bullish one... no bullshit okay?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Socialspark and its grammatical error...

My post on socialspark keeps getting rejected due to grammatical error.

And this is the 3rd time that I am encountering this. Apparently , there is some hidden agenda... posts that I have proof read and used Microsoft Word to check for grammatical errors and spelling errors have been declined and the reason for declining my post is there is too many grammatical errors.

I resubmitted my post while pending a reply from the helpdesk, but apparently, no one bothers to reply to my queries and now, after resubmitting, customer support claims that I have resubmitted my post too many times and it is no ineligible for resubmission.

What is going on in Social Spark?

Apparently, there is more then meets the eye!

Blatant requests for Hongbao

I just can't understand why some people working for companies actually ask their suppliers for hongbao blatantly..

It is such a thick skin practice, almost akin to bribery, tantamount to corruption.

And to think that my encounter today was with a company that is listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange just certainly turns me off... I really wonder if this is a normal practice in the industry...

I think if its just the hongbao paper without the money inside, it would not be so bad...

Do you ask for hongbaos from your suppliers?? The humble hongbao is evolving from a gesture of goodwill to a symbol of corruption...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

China Superman..

No, I have not turned into a pervert... the pictures below are not intended to be voyeuristic shots... but rather showcases the working condition of these labourers who are currently involved in a lift upgrading project.

All might seem normal until zooming in... voila.. no safety harness and they are like some 10-11 storeys high!


I wonder if their employers are aware of such a situation. It certainly puts life at risk!