Saturday, February 28, 2009

Or else, the Lightning God!


In a rare and shocking incident, Singapore's longstanding icon - the original Merlion statue was struck by lightning.

According to Ms Swee Xueping, who was with 5 other friends at a cafe nearby, orange sparks flew when the lightning struck between 4 to 5pm near One Fullerton.

Staff in the vicinity told 938LIVE that they were shocked when they heard a loud explosion, followed by a loud thud when the broken pieces fell to the ground.

A cafe staff who wants to be known only as Mr Yap, said he saw some 30 people dashing into the restaurant he worked in, after the explosion.

He said the crowd had initially been under 3 shelters located infront of the restaurant, but they headed into the building for their safety.

It's understood that no one was hurt in the incident.

Still, the incident hasn't really dampened the mood of the visitors nearby.

When 938LIVE got to the scene, many were still happily taking pictures of the Merlion.

This statue is one of five Merlions in Singapore.

The 8.6 metre tall statue was originally located at the mouth of the Singapore River but was moved to Fullerton in 2002.



An ominous moment for Singapore?

Better take cover from all the rainy weather!

dolphin bubbles

Evoke memories

I heard this song while I was at a bookstore earlier browsing through some magazines...

My Valentine by Martina McBride



If there were no words
No way to speak
I would still hear you
If there were no tears
No way to feel inside
I'd still feel for you

And even if the sun refused to shine
Even if romance ran out of rhyme
You would still have my heart until the end of time
You're all I need, my love, my Valentine

All of my life
I have been waiting for
All you give to me
You've opened my eyes
And showed me how to love unselfishly

I've dreamed of this a thousand times before
But in my dreams I couldn't love you more
I will give you my heart
Until the end of time...
You're all I need, my love, my Valentine

And even if the sun refused to shine
Even if romance ran out of rhyme
You would still have my heart until the end of time
'Cause all I need is you, my Valentine
You're all I need, my love, my Valentine


It evokes memories in me.... sappy mood!

Decent lunch...

After spending 5 days in camp for ICT...

My first decent meal:

Claypot Bak Kut Teh...


So yummy...

Can I have this outfield please?

:p

Friday, February 27, 2009

One week of ICT over..

Time really flies...

One week of ICT over!!! One more to go!!!

While I dislike being away from civilization, I kind of like the friendship that is made during my reservist training! Anyway, this ICT, I came across a senior alumni from my secondary school as well as a customer service staff at one of the boutiques... small world, isn't it...

Hope the following week will be over soon!

Get yourself a car today!

My friends in ICT have been talking about getting a car, while current prices of Certificate of Entitlement (COE) for Singapore cars remain relatively low. So I recommended them the ST701 website, whereby they can get easy and convenient access to all the information they need.

They have information like some past indication of COE rates:

Also when you select the car models that you are interested in, you can arrange the data according to type, make, model number, price and dealer; this makes comparison easy! This function is a great help especially when the number of cars available for selection just makes you baffled!

So intending to buy and sell cars in singapore, give ST701 a try today!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Advertlets payment...

I have been getting many queries whether I have gotten my Advertlets payment.

Well, I have not gotten any payment or money yet. I cashed out my payment last January, so it ain't exactly due as stated in the terms and conditions on the Advertlets site.

When I have gotten my payment, I will definitely update... the same applies if my payment is overdue!

Till then!

Love is in the air….

.. and online too! With a tag line like “flirt, date, fall in love”, let me introduce you to online dating and free personals – passionsearch.com ! If you are single, available, or just need to enlarge your circle of friends, you just have to try it! When I clicked on the site, I saw… 502 members in Singapore have registered!

Basically the passion search portal works pretty differently! It is actually like a social networking site with features like inbox, send message functions as well as a who has viewed your profile feature. It also boosts a featured known as ‘my friends’ whereby you can add your virtual friends to your list. An interesting feature that they have is the ‘Meet in person’ : which just like it sounds, members can send invitations to meet other members in person.

Another feature ‘AutoMatch’ lets you choose as many or as few characteristics of your ideal mate as you wish, then updates those matches on your View Your Latest Matches page. The entire database is then searched for those people who exactly match your specifications. After which. you can save your AutoMatch settings, and the portal will regularly update the results as new members join. You can also change those settings, and AutoMatch will automatically update the results for your new choices.

So don’t wait till Valentine’s day to feel loved.. Love is in the air at Passionsearch.com!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Great Coke up...

Today's the last day of exams.. and thank god the last paper was not as tough!

Anyway, I had a similar experience with the same vending machine on campus..

The machine accepted my money... and allowed me to make my selection. But it failed to dispense any drink and did not refund my money at all.... Just when i called the hotline indicated on the machine and quoted the machine reference number. I was asked the same question,"Do you want a refund?" (perhaps many people called to complain and they did not want refunds at all?) and was told that the refund would be in the form of Burger King vouchers... which could be redeemed at Burger King outlets island wide.

I told the operator on the line that the BK vouchers she gave out the last time was not even recognized by BK and that all I wanted was mineral water and not some post mix carbonated drink!!! Read about my previous encounter with them.. I think she remember that I had the same problem with the same machine on campus.. either the machine is jinxed... or I am suay!

Here is a video clip, I actually placed in another set of coins to get this video.. my first attempt I tried slot E2, in this video, I tried slot E1, but it also malfunctioned without any drinks dispensed:



I really think that for such a big organisation, it is really time for them to buck up on their levels of customer service and offer under means of compensation. If the compensation process is so tedious and even invades the privacy of the customers (as the mailing address has to be provided in order for the vouchers to be sent out), it is then high time to search for alternative processes!

So people out there, if you ever encounter such problems, do call the hotline and feedback accordingly. Imagine if 10 people were to have a same problem at
one machine, 10 bottles of drink equal 10 dollars,
5 machines malfunction a day, so 5 times 10 equals 50 dollars
in a year, that means 365 days x 50 equals 18250 dollars... and this figure is pure profit without the sale of anything!

Case study of Izea Kmart campaign

As you all know the new media is fast becoming a channel for advertising and campaigning; as interactivity has become a key term for a number of new media, like blogs, electronic and digital media, that use options evolving from the rapid dissemination of Internet access point, the digitalization of the media, and media convergence.


Izea did a campaign with Kmart recently and conducted a Social Media Case Study :
They chose 6 bloggers to experience Kmart and Kmart, in turn, provided co-promotion of bloggers in sponsorship spends. Hundreds of smaller bloggers, like me where then chosen to spread the word and bloggers then promoted Kmart. A contest provided a way for influencers to give to their audience and also acted as a path to promote and explore Kmart offerings. From this event, content was then generated on blogs, email, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, etc and that lead on to multiple platforms for leverage!

From this programme, it can be seen that the campaign was a huge success since nearly everyone had something to say about Kmart, and most of the experience the bloggers shared with their readers were positive!

Check out more details:


Thus, the power of the new media is indeed many times for powerful than traditional media channels! It’s time to harness the power of the new media!

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Monday, February 23, 2009

First day of ICT, first day of exams!!

I am not sure whether I should consider myself lucky especially since the first day of my Annual In Camp Training (ICT) coincides with the first day of the exams!

And the fact that the first paper happens to be the killer "Nutrition and Metabolism"!

Thank god, I managed to leave camp early but I was caught in a heavy thunderstorm earlier...

I think the paper was a killer.. I did not know how to do the last question... a big question mark there....

Anyway, I took a cab back as I was too tired..

And while I took a look at registration plate only when the cab stopped at a traffic junction on the way...

Take a look for yourself:


What an ominous sign!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Spring is here in the air again?

Is spring in the air again??

Maybe to the plants..

for my Japanese bamboo is floweing once again.. it normally only flowers once during the Chinese New Year Season..




A sign to show that seasons are changing?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Win a trip to Seaworld!

Urgently need a holiday, like me?

Win a trip to Seaworld Orlando with Manta Mania 3. More details can be found on the link!

Seaworld Orlando looks pretty cool..

check out this vid I found on Youtube:

Stash of the Day....

Guardian Pharmacy is really having more and more non-medical related items for sale...

But I am not complaining... my latest stash from Guardian is actually IT-related!

I chance upon it on the newspapers a couple of days ago and my friend, Kunming even told me about the wonderful offer:

an 8gb Toshiba thumbdrive going for $20.95!

So I finaly got it today when I walked past Guardian! Pretty value for money, I must say. Just that one of the drawbacks is the design: The cap of the thumbdrive has to be dettached in order for the thumbdrive to be slotted into the USB port, this makes the cap extremely vulnerable to be missing!
Nonethess, it is generally a good buy!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Alert to all in Bugis??

I was just alerted to this by a friend:




Source: Hardwarezone forums

Original context of what the poster in the forum posted:


I am not sure if its real..

therefore, I am refraining from mentioning any sensitive words like b**b...

but its better to be safe then to be sorry!

Stay vigilant at all times!

Anyway, if its a hoax.. whoever that started this should be prosecuted by the authorities!

This is the most gross thing someone sent me on MSN

This is really the grossest ( is there actually such a word?) link that someone sent me on msn!!!

It really is eat shit literally, I must tell you...

Apparently... this video, entitled 2 girls 1 cup, has been circulating for some time... a quick check on youtube actually shows many reactions to this gross video..

Why gross?

The video starts off with this scene of, I would say, shit extraction..

and then followed by scenes of the 2 girls apparently doing a sensory evaluation of shit....







Gross!!!!
I really wonder why people are so gross these days....
Eat shit... eewww.. so if you guys get any link entitled 2 guys 1 cup.. you will probably know what is in store for you!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Pictures taken with my new HTC Touch Diamond

Just testing the capability of the camera of my new phone, it seems that the photo quality of the photos are pretty good... far better then my previous phone..

As you can see here, the topic of today's pictures is obviously food... from both my lunch and dinner.

Lunch: Chicken chop with noodles

Dinner: BBQ fish at Rong Guang Sea food!!!


I think the next time, using my handphone camera to take a picture would be more then sufficient for blogging!

Ready for the quest?

The quest is on…

The quest is on for the new XML superstar…

Five different contests in the XML Challenge:
In the Video Contest: Contestants will have to invent a creative use of XML, XQuery or DB2 and record themselves in the process of doing it.
In the Gadget Contest: Contestants will have to develop a downloadable gadget or widget leveraging DB2.
In the Query Contest: Contestants will have to use XQuery to find five answers. The best queries will win the best prizes!
For the Ported App Contest1: Contestants will have to port or develop a new app for DB2. Contestants are able to enter as an individual or assemble a team for this contest.
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Also, prior to participation in any of the contests, contestants are required to sign in via the portal and take a Quick Quiz whereby they get to learn XML and DB2 in a fun way that requires almost no experience. What’s more there will be chances to win T-shirts for early birds who complete the quiz with all correct answers.

So think you have what it got to be a XML superstar, join the contests today. You never know what will be in store for you!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

If Hitler was still alive and in Singapore...

... he will probably be fuming like this!!!



a politically sat tire clip of Hitler, Temasek and Ho Ching!

Mockery? You decide...

HTC Touch Diamond

I got myself a new phone today... A HTC Touch Diamond!!! That's the reason for me posting that I got a huge black diamond today on Facebook!

It ain't exactly the newest phone in the market. But I like it for its design and sleekness!Overall, I like using smartphones to store my data and other stuff..

Another good point of this phone that it boosts a 3.2 mega pixel built in camera, which is a good upgrade compared to my old phone and will certainly aid in photo blogging!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Exams Stress

The exams are just round the corner... One week to be exact!!!

And the best thing is that, it coincides with my ICT!!!! So I really wonder how I am going to study and prepare myself..

Especially when there is so much to memorise for metabolism!!!

Stressed....

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Cruel Valentine!

I was alerted to an article that appeared in Zaobao yesterday about how fishes are tattooed using lasers in Beijing. This is done to decorate their bodies with pictures of roses for Valentines Day.


I feel that this is another unscrupulous way of earning money which is at the same time cruel. It is even more ironic that these fishes are harmed for humans to profess their love during Valentine's Day!

According to the Death by Dyeing website, several experiments and studies have been done to show that not only do the fishes do feel pain during the aesthetic surgery process but also the disastrous long term effect on health of fishes! There is even mention that several of these dyes used to colour the fishes are also carcinogenic!
I hope that all fish lovers in Singapore and around the world will support the Death by Dyeing group and be aware of the plight of such fishes!
Man should not play the role of tattoo artists in changing the appearance of fishes!
Say no to dyed parrot fishes!

Updates on my parrot fishes!!!

It's really been a long long time since I last updated on the growth of parrot fishes!!!

So let this be the first post for 2009 on my parrot fishes!

A big king kong parrot cichlid:

Fast motion captured down... parrots in flight:
A sea of red:



Unicorn parrot luohan:



Taking cover, a little camera shy:


The whole group of them together with a feifeng




King of the tank... a red heart shaped parrot fish!

Adopt a miracle today!



A commercial for SPCA Malaysia... simply touching, despite a simple story line...

Adopt a miracle today!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Qing Ming and Valentine's Day!

My cousin, Clarence, was saying that Qing Ming and Valentine's Day are similar because on both festivities you burn money for your loved ones!

How apt right?

Just see how expensive roses are at this time of the year. Saw small boquets with only 1 rose going at 30 dollars! At other times of the year, a single rose will cost less then a dollar!

It's amazing how much commericalization has gone into celebrating a day meant for your loved ones. Does that mean you only express your love on Valentine's day and not every other day?

Shallow, right?

First to Borders, Then to Southern Australia!

I am so going to Borders online after seeing their borders jan 2009 promotions!!

It is as good, or maybe even better, then visiting the Borders bookstore in reality!

There are just so many discounts online that I am so spoilt for choice! Was checking out the books about travel guides because I think I really need a holiday from work!

Speaking of holidays, there is currently a “Win a 10 day trip to Southern Australia” promotion going on now at Borders UK! The lucky winner and a partner will fly off to Adelaide, the relaxed capital of South Australia, where they'll spend two nights exploring, before swapping city life for five days touring the gateway to the Outback in the Flinders Ranges. With an overnight in Wilpena Pound, one of Australia's wondrous natural formations, and a scenic flight over these rugged ranges allowing you to truly appreciate the grandeur of this dramatic landscape. Next they will be driven through the untouched beauty of Parachilna before heading south to Clare Valley - one of Australia's oldest and most famous wine regions. Sample the fabulous wines, premium restaurants and galleries, or walk or cycle the popular Riesling Trail. Kangaroo Island, renowned as Australia's Galapagos and the third largest island off the coast of mainland Australia, will be next on the itinerary! Covering an area of 4,500 square kilometres, this beautiful island is home to abundant native wildlife, spectacular coastlines and delicious regional produce. Koalas, seals, penguins, echidnas, platypi, goannas, wallabies and kangaroos can all be found thriving on the island, which will be also be known as home, for the next two nights, before returning to Adelaide.

Sounds exciting right? All one has to do is to answer a simple question and stand a chance! No purchase needed at all!

Remember to grab a copy of the travel guide online before heading off! Remember to make use of the 20% off all AA travel guide books, which happens to be this month’s special offer! How apt!

What are you waiting for? First to Borders, then to Southern Australia! G’day!

Friday, February 13, 2009

High Pressure Processsed Fruit Juice

Finally had the chance to taste this product.

Had been learning all about high pressure processing during my basic diploma days. It can be defined as having a food pressed inside a vessel exerting 70,000 pounds per square inch or more, so that food can be processed while retaining its fresh appearance, flavor, texture and nutrients and yet disabling harmful microorganisms and slowing spoilage




This little bottle, to be exact 350ml, of Granny Smith Apple fruit juice costs me SGD$4.90!!! Really a premium price to pay. When I tasted it, I found it so. The taste was too clean to be a natural apple juice.

Nonetheless, there were other interesting mixtures which I did not dare to venture!

Roses are red....

With Valentine’s day just round the corner, I can already start to hear people lamenting about the huge inflation in prices of roses!

Valentine's Day is primarily a lovers' holiday, and red roses are traditionally for lovers. Red roses mean romantic love; they're the "Valentine roses," par excellence.

But do you know what the other colours of roses symbolise?

Purple - the giver has fallen in love with the recipient at first sight.
Coral and orange roses signal desire
Yellow - joy and friendship
Pink - express our gratitude and appreciation
Light pink - admiration and sympathy
Peach - either sympathy or gratitude
White - reverence, truth, innocence and humility

Anyway, for those who still have not gotten their flowers for Valentine’s Day, you might be interested to check out the Australian online florists, they are currently offering all their members a further 7% discount!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

There is hope afterall...



CANBERRA -- A bewildered and badly burnt koala has emerged from the ashes of Australia's deadliest bushfires, a small beacon of hope after days of devastation and the loss of more than 180 lives.

Volunteer firefighter Dave Tree came across the stricken koala, affectionately named Sam, cowering in a burnt out section of a forest at Mirboo North, some 150 km (90 miles) southeast of Melbourne.

As a colleague filmed him, he approached the koala and offered the terrified animal some water, gently talking until the koala put a paw on his hand and began drinking from the plastic water bottle.

"Things do survive the bushfire. There's a koala here. You alright buddy?" said Tree in the video which was posted on the video sharing website YouTube.

"This guy has survived. He's looking pretty bewildered."

The koala, who turned out to be female, was taken to the Southern Ash Wildlife Shelter in Rawson while photos of Australia's beloved marsupial, taken on a mobile phone, spread quickly across the globe.

Carer Jenny Shaw told reporters that Sam had suffered burns on her paws and was in pain but on the road to recovery.

The story was reminiscent of another koala named Lucky who survived the bushfires that destroyed about 500 homes with the loss of four lives in the capital of Canberra in 2003.

Lucky became a symbol of hope as people rebuilt lives after the fires and was cared for in a nature reserve, dying recently.

As the fires subside, animals of all shapes and sizes who survived the fires have started to emerge from the charred bushland.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Duck Noodle...

Sorry we don't serve noodles here was the reply I got from a waiter when I asked about the dish served right in front of me.


I had just earlier ordered roasted duck noodles for lunch at the Asian Kitchen, which is located the basement of Raffles City Shopping Centre, and the waiter nodded his head in agreement before passing the order to the kitchen.

Lo and behold... what came out for lunch was a tad bit different from what I had expected. Perhaps just half right. Roasted duck... without any noodles. How wonderful! And when I asked the waiter, he told me in a string of broken English that they do not sell noodles.

Which makes me wonder, are service staff properly trained to know what they are selling?

In this era of lowering cost and other overhead costs, many people in the service industries are bringing in 'foreign talent' into their work places. But how well are the 'foreign talents' adapting to understand what locals want?

No noodles, order rice lor... Sad to say.. our staple foods can be easily substituted, but that is certainly not the same for service standards!

Getting more traffic

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Morning Moon Craze

All the talks about the moon.. just made me take out my camera to get a quick shot this morning.. 6 plus in the morning... For your information the moon is right in the centre... and not the smaller light source on the extreme right which is the lamp post!




It's really so bright and round! Almost like the sun!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Full Moon Night

This aint exactly a photogenic shot that I took today while I walked out of the classroom from Singapore Polytechnic.

It's actually a shot of the full moon night, which is apparently the biggest and brightest one of 2009.

According to NASA, the full moon will appear about 14 percent bigger in our sky and 30 percent brighter than some other full moons during 2009!

So enjoy the night!

Some other interesting facts about today's full moon:

Tides will be higher, too. Earth's oceans are pulled by the gravity of the moon and the sun. So when the moon is closer, tides are pulled higher. Scientists call these perigean tides, because they occur when the moon is at or near perigee. (The farthest point on the lunar orbit is called apogee.)

This month's full moon is known as the Wolf Moon from Native American folklore. The full moon's of each month are named. January's is also known as the Old Moon and the Snow Moon.

A full moon rises right around sunset, no matter where you are. That's because of the celestial mechanics that produce a full moon: The moon and the sun are on opposite sides of the Earth, so that sunlight hits the full face of the moon and bounces back to our eyes.

At moonrise, the moon will appear even larger than it will later in the night when it's higher in the sky. This is an illusion that scientists can't fully explain. Some think it has to do with our perception of things on the horizon vs. stuff overhead.

Try this trick, though: Using a pencil eraser or similar object held at arm's length, gauge the size of the moon when it's near the horizon and again later when it's higher up and seems smaller. You'll see that when compared to a fixed object, the moon will be the same size in both cases.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

One twin saves the other...

Call it "blood is thicker then water"

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - - A pair of identical twins escaped being convicted and hanged on drugs charges in Malaysia, due to confusion over which one of them was the culprit, reports said on Saturday.

The 27-year-old twins, R. Sathis Raj and Sabarish Raj, had been charged with trafficking 166 kilos of cannabis and 1.7 kilos of raw opium in 2003. But police had trouble identifying which one was in possession of the drugs.

"This is a very unique case as they are identical twins. Even the DNA evidence could not prove anything as the DNA could be either Sathis' or Sabarish's," said High Court judge Zaharah Ibrahim.

"I can't be calling the wrong twin to enter his defence. I can't be sending the wrong person to the gallows," she said according to the New Straits Times as she acquitted the pair.

The court heard that one of the twins was caught taking a car load of drugs to a house in suburban Kuala Lumpur. After he was apprehended the other twin arrived at the house and was also arrested.

"It is clear that the first twin who was caught was the only one who had access to the house. Therefore, it is impossible for him not to know what was inside the bags," the judge said according to the daily.

However, she said there was reasonable doubt as to which twin had been arrested first. The brothers cried and embraced family members in the court room when the verdict was handed down.


So now you know it pays to have a twin. Those with twins, or rather identical twins, should be glad...

But I wonder if the guilty twin actually repents? A loop hole in the eyes of the law? If cloning is allowed, will legal implications arise from it?

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Sagittarius character

Someone sent me this whole list of analysis of personal characters by Zodiac...

I read this one about me:

SAGITTARIUS - The Happy-Go-Lucky One (Nov 22 - Dec 21)
Good-natured optimist. Doesn't want to grow up (Peter Pan Syndrome).. Indulges self. Boastful. Likes luxuries and gambling. Social and outgoing.. Doesn't like responsibilities. Often fantasizes. Impatient. Fun to be around. Having lots of friends. Flirtatious.. Doesn't like rules. Sometimes hypocritical. Dislikes being confined - tight spaces or even tight clothes.. Doesn't like being doubted. Beautiful inside and out.

It's like so me... so true!!! Haha.. especially the self indulgence part!!!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Andrenaline pumping

Boy am I feeling all the heat and stress today!

Rushing some last minute reports and presentation.

Holograms for Food Packaging report and presentation!

Distribution of medical products in China for Supply Chain Management...

And even a long due formal report!!!

Stressed!

ToTo 10 million dollars to be won!!!

Wishing everyone luck for today's Hongbao draw!!

If you have not bought your tickets? What are you waiting for? It's 10 million!
Anyway, my 'investments'

Anyway, if you won, say 1 million (assuming that there are 10 winners for the 1st prize tonight), what would you do?

Shop till you drop?
Go on holiday?
Continue studying?

I won't be greedy.... perhaps a little for shopping, a little for a short trip.. and the rest... tentatively for save keeping!!!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Botox?

What is it?

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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

No money, no honey....

Even it's for Art's sake!

A rental dispute turned ugly at Ngee Ann City on Sunday morning. Security was called in to the Opera Gallery — one of the tenants there — to seal off the premises which houses over S$20 million worth of art.


The Opera Gallery had brought in dramatic street art during the F1 race last September. And now it is caught in some drama itself.

Its landlords at Ngee Ann City ordered security to seal off the gallery’s premises after 12 years of operation there.

Explaining the move, Aw Eng Hai, partner at accounting firm Grant Thornton — which is acting for landlord Toshin Development — said: "The tenant had a lease which expired on 31 January 2009. And so upon the expiry of the tenancy, the tenant did not hand over vacant possession back to the landlord. So the landlord had to effect re—entry."

When Channel NewsAsia asked if the issue arose because the tenant did not pay their rent, Mr Aw said: "No, it is not that they are not paying their rent. The landlord has found a new tenant."

Toshin Development is the master lessee for about 226,000 square feet of retail space in Ngee Ann City. It is wholly—owned by departmental store operator Takashimaya.

Last March, the gallery was informed that its tenancy agreement will not be renewed.

But seven months earlier — in August 2007 — the landlord allowed the gallery to undergo a S$300,000 renovation.

Lawyers have yet to resolve the dispute.

Stephane Le Pelletier, director, Opera Gallery said: "Just after midnight, the alarm went off because these people decided to break into my premises. I straight away saw that there was some boarding in front of the gallery, and when I stepped into the gallery, I saw that some of our pieces, paintings were already packed."

Mr Aw explained: "The landlord has already informed the tenant that if they do not remove their valuables from the premises, the landlord will not be liable for any damage."

Mr Le Pelletier said: "If they have their right as landlord, I am really happy to cooperate. But they have to show me something, they cannot just break into my premises without any court order."

The landlord said they want the premises back because a new tenant can offer a better retail mix for the mall. Opera Gallery said they have told the landlord that they are willing to raise the rental price.

In the meantime, both sides could not come to an agreement and Opera Gallery’s staff were stuck in the premises since midnight with no electricity and were unable to use the toilets.

After a 12—hour stand—off, the gallery’s staff were exhausted and left the premises.

Lawyers from both sides are still in talks.

Opera Gallery said it has yet to find a new space to move to. It has 10 outlets in the world — including New York, Hong Kong, Monte Carlo and Dubai.

The Singapore outlet was the second to open after Paris.


Another uniquely Singapore incident?

I find it interesting to note that the Opera Gallery brought in dramatic street art during the F1 race last September, and now it is caught in some drama itself, perhaps, some sort of government intervention should be needed, especially so since the Singapore outlet was the second to open after Paris. Isn't this a first in Asia.

Sad to say, this is Singapore, the truth is bitter. So let's use hope that the fat lady does not sing for the Opera Lady!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Cute dogs: Tuan Tuan & Yuan Yuan

Okay, I finally got the pictures of these 2 very cute puppies that I befriended in Malaysia... so cute right... They are 1.5 months old.. and have a mixed parentage... their grandmum is a doberman, granddad is a golden retriever, mum is a mix of doberman and golden retriever, dad is a pariah dog...

Their dad... lazing around.. These 2 puppies are known as Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan which coincidentally are also the names of the Pandas given to Taiwan from China. Take a look at them.. don't they look like little bear cubs?

Awwww... so cute...

Both of them in cage..

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Thanks for 80k visitors

Another milestone for this blog...

80 thousand visitors!!!

Thank you for the continuous support and listening to my rants...

Hope you guys will continue to pop by...

Arizona homes

Arizona is cool with a temperature of approximately 26.7 degree Celsius. That is a difference of 8 degree celsius if you compare it with the average 34 degree celsius we have in Singapore. You probably wont have to suffer under the sweltering heat and melt like I am currently experiencing now.

And thus the weather does indeed the affect the kind of Arizona homes you see in Arizona. Luxurious condos with heated pools and spas located in the prestigious Fountain Hills at the corner of Saguaro Blvd, and Fountain Hills Blvd. Its excellent facilities include a fabulous Clubhouse with Pool and Game tables

Now, isn’t that a luxury you love to enjoy?

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Take note of mobvile viruses

I do not know how true this is...

But safer to be aware and take note of this:

Don't press #90 or #09If you receive a phone call on your mobile from any person, saying that, that they're checking your mobile line, and you have to press # 90 or #09 or any other number.

End this call immediately without pressing any numbers.There is a fraud company using a device that once you press #90 or #09 they can access your 'SIM' card and make calls at your expense.

This information has aparently been confirmed by both Motorola and Nokia.There are over 3 Million mobile phones being infected by this virus in all around the world now.

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Socialspark contradicts themsleves!

This is the final time I will use Socialspark!

I realised that there is utterly any fairness for the average blogger.

The last time round, their customer service admitted that there was some problems on their side and they would reapprove my post immediately despite the erroneous grammatical error message. But this never happened.

And the same customer service staff got back to me today and said that there are many grammatical errors in my post. This is despite the fact that I have already run grammar and spelling checks on my post using Microsoft word!!!

Enough of Socialspark!

Sinking away?

A popular Chinese tradition during the Chinese New Year would be to leave the taps of the house running to symbolize wealth running down like a tap. But would that be possible if you have a faulty, leaking sink?

First of all, how much do you know about the different kinds of sinks?

Undermount kitchen sinks are sleek and gorgeous. They are easy to maintain, keep clean and they provide a smooth transition between your countertop and sink. They are also best if made out of flexible materials such as stainless steel. Stainless steel sinks are the most popular nowadays, as they are compatible to any type of kitchen design, cabinetry or lay-out. They are also very affordable, and come in various shape, styles and sizes that would definitely match your kitchen needs.

The most important thing to note is to ensure that your sink is made of good quality stainless steel. Stainless steel sinks are popular because they are virtually a unbreakable construction and will not chip, pretty affordable, high ability to match most kitchen decor styles, are easy to clean and most importantly they are durable and can last for many, many years, which just means value for money!