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31 August 2007

Blog Advertising

There has been of late, a local company (both Malaysia and Singapore) that specialises in blog advertising where they get fellow bloggers to sign up as part of their network. Thereafter, pushing banner ads down the channel to the various blogs from their advertising accounts.

The good thing about it is that the bloggers get paid to put up these banner ads and the revenue earned depends on the traffic to the respective blog sites. Quite a good deal considering the fact that the blogger doesn't have to do anything, except paste a few lines of codes into their skin script. After that, just take it easy and let the money trickle in.

I have interviewed a few fellow bloggers whom I think their site's traffic is similar to mine, I estimated that if I were to sign up and place a banner ad on my page, I should be able to generate about SGD 30.00 per month (guesstimate). Not exactly enough for me to quit my day job and go into full time blogging but hey, a guy can daydream from time to time right? Then again, I probably won't consider blogging as a full time career. It takes away the fun of blogging during office hours like I am doing now. Ngek ngek ngek....

I have been approached by a few commercial entities in the past to advertise on my blog but none has offered anything that would even mildly raised an eyebrow. Then again, it is not like I have a fantabulous blog to begin with.

Oh well.

Anyway, I don't have a beef with these banner ads. I was told that the ads were sent to you ahead of the roll-out date and that you do have a choice to decide if you want to put it up or not. In a way, I am happy to hear that participating bloggers do have a say in this partnership cause I really hate to see a "Eat MaLing Luncheon Meat!" banner ad on my Muslim friend's blog.

Then there is the big ticket item. The advertorial. Where bloggers are invited by the blog advertising company to write something about the featured ad. In return, a nice little something for the effort goes into the blogger's kitty. Initially, I hadn't really taken much noticed about these reviews (which were nothing but positive) and it's probably due to the fact that I too, regard the advertised product in question, positively too.

It was only until now where the advertised product is that of a credit card from a certain bank offering no minimum income entry requirement and a credit limit of SGD 500.00. I personally do not agree with this product as it risks putting people, without a stable financial foundation, into debt.

That's when I realised that none of the reviews expressed these objections. Don't get me wrong here for I am not saying that this is a bad product as this may be a useful tool for a certain market segment. However, this is just as dangerous a product for someone who do not fully understand the mechanism of this credit facility.

Coming back, one thing I noticed about these blogs with the credit cards banner ads, the reviews are all positive. All the questionables are either side-stepped or ignored. Coincidence?

Don't answer that. It's rhetoric.

Anyway, I think it is pretty smart of them to think of using average-joes'/janes' blog entries as a way of indirect publicity in the guise of word-of-mouth public relations. Still, I think it would be better if the blogger were to make known that the entry is an advertorial? Granted that most would have sniffed the advertorial for a mile away but as long as one unsuspecting reader think otherwise, then we have one person being misled already.

Perhaps it is just me to think that my blog is a place where I jot down my inner thoughts and memories. Say what I feel, express what we think. Somehow this idealistic (or perhaps naive) part of me felt desecrated as the sanctuary is now compromised by money.

Don't get me wrong. I am not being judgmental here. I have to admit that it is easy money and it is a simple question of "why not?". One can't define the logic of "if the money is there, take lor!". Admittedly, I too am tempted but perhaps the offer wasn't moving enough to sway me...

... for now.

- Voxeros

1. Pam left...
Friday, 31 August 2007 4:56 pm
perhaps simplistic, but the ol' credit card is definitely a contributing factor as to why so many British are in debt. It was a surprise to me to find out that 'credit limit' is viewed as 'cash in hand' as opposed to 'credit'. Ie if the credit card comes with 8000 quid credit limit, people think they have 8000 quid in their bank and therefore spend till that! alot of them conveniently forget that they'll have to pay back at some point... and at some considerable cost.


2. hitomi left...
Friday, 31 August 2007 7:19 pm
Ya, I think it's better if the blogger made it known that a particular entry is an advertorial. I've seen at least 2 of such entries and they basically just focus on the so-called benefits of owning the card. A bit "fake" and quite out of place among the other usual entries... :-P


3. Zhe Bin left...
Friday, 31 August 2007 8:50 pm
Hey, I've written something about the Citi Clear Card and it's in my draft! Stay tuned ok. But it's about how I feel about the card lah, not advertorials per se..


4. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 1 September 2007 2:29 am :: 
Pam: Accrording to our friend Eddie who used to work in the bank's call centre, those who pay the monthly minimum and roll over are classified as Grade A customers as they generate the most revenue. You and I who spend quite a bit but always pay on time at due date are merely Grade C only.

I have nothing against going into debt if the interest rate is reasonable. I have an overdraft facility at Prime+1% which I thought was ok. But 24% for regular card and 60% for these unsecured cards is plain daylight robbery!

hitomi: Yah. But hor, I will tell you more offline, then you will understand why.

Zhebin: Me too. Stay tuned for my following piece due out on Monday.


5. nadnut left...
Saturday, 1 September 2007 10:26 am :: http://nadnut.liquidblade.com
hmmm. i categorised mine as advertorial. anyway personally i think the card is good, well to me.. ease of purchase for me when i wanna get my electronics... ill be getting it! (which means i got a job. heh. update you another time :P)


6. Chocolate gal left...
Sunday, 2 September 2007 12:15 am
Well, it's very tempting to ppl like me who do not have the means to get a credit card... But well, all credit cards got pros and cons.. One just need to know when to stop...


7. barffie left...
Monday, 3 September 2007 1:40 am
Cowboy did mention his is an advertorial. And I think so did nadnut. But I digress.
I personally think it's ok only if the person has some sort of an income. I remembered the thrill when I first got my debit card. So swanky leh. But that one couldn't buy online stuff.
Then came the UOB Mini Debit. And I use it more often than my credit cards. So that I know I won't be greeted with a horror IOU next month. Sometimes I still do whip out the Clear Card to earn some points, just for the heck of it.


8. JayWalk left...
Monday, 3 September 2007 7:20 am :: 
nadnut and chocogal: I think this card is ok for you guys on account of the fact that both of you are working already. I just think that a student without income should not be given a card independently when the option of a supplementary card from an adult is available.

That way, it would be on the onus of the principal adult to watch and control the spending of his underling.


9. JayWalk left...
Monday, 3 September 2007 8:27 am :: 
Barffie: I wasn't writing with them in mind and surely you would agree that there are way more bloggers out there gushing about the card.

Again, I have to agree with you that I am ok with it as long as the applicant has a source of income.


10. naeboo left...
Saturday, 8 September 2007 7:49 pm :: http://naeboo.liquidblade.com
having a source of income can NOT be equated as having financial sense. or else how come so many ppl r in debt? since the prerequisite of owning a credit card means u need to have some sort of mininum income..
financial sensibility is the concept we need to instil in ppl who r using credit cards, not whether some segment of the society without income shld have it or not. how bad a debt u can get into with 500 credit limit anyways? thye might juz want to use it to buy some crap online sometimes.
plus,if it's targetted at college students who are using their parents' money, im sure the parents wld make them pay it back in some way or another if they had to pay for their 500 bucks debt/


11. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 9 September 2007 2:59 am :: 
naeboo: Yes in a way I agree with you but having an income is definitely having more sense than one without. Perhaps a lesser evil? We definitely need to educate them that a credit card is a convenience as far as payment is concerned but never a loan facility.
 

30 August 2007

Bruised Ego At Tanglin Shopping Centre


Got this set of pictures from Spinnee and they were taken on 17 Aug 2007 at around 1:30pm.
The picture above shows the car making a right turn a tad too early and ended up in the pedestrian staircase instead of the main street. If you ask me, I can bet you that the driver is probably talking on the phone while driving.

Too bad, the pictures given to me weren't clear enough to decipher the car number plate or I would have loved to punt a wager on 4D. Damn. Still, you may wanna give the picture a click to enlarge the photo for a better read of the captions.


Anyway, I took the time to have a closer examination of the situation via the photos and I felt like "Yeah. So the driver made an embarrassing boo boo" but it wasn't anything that the driver can't get out of it just as easily.

For starters, look at the steps that the car was perched upon. Ok lah... not very steep and the car's chassis clearance should be able to easily overcome it. Perhaps the need to to shift down to 1st gear and descend a step at a time. Now, if the driver were to attempt to reverse out of the situation instead, call The NewPaper! It's not for them to cover the car incident but to cover the stoopid person behind the steering wheel.

Anyway, I don't think the chassis of the car would be damaged in anyway, perhaps the underside of the tail bumper would risk a scrape at the last few steps?

Secondly, the head of the van on the left of the picture is clue that there is still road ahead for this car at the end of the steps and his/her front wheel is a mere 2 steps from the ground. It could have been worse like my earlier blog entry where the taxi cab ended up at the bottom of the swimming pool.

In all, I would sum this up as: Car damage: Minimal. Ego damage: Massive!

- Voxeros

1. Bellatrix Lestrange left...
Thursday, 30 August 2007 4:54 pm
Kauz.. how to drive until like this... I consider myself to be a bad driver but not until this extent... Must be a male driver...


2. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 30 August 2007 6:23 pm :: 
Red Queen: Welcome! Dunno male or not lah! But like I said, the whole deal smells of handphone driving.


3. Bellatrix Lestrange left...
Friday, 31 August 2007 12:48 am
Looks more like handjob gone wrong while driving.... hahahahahaha


4. aurore left...
Friday, 31 August 2007 6:48 am :: http://aurore.vefblog.net
I hope it's not your car Jay !!! I have founded black board..see my blog...!! it's a american generator : giants.com kisses


5. JayWalk left...
Friday, 31 August 2007 7:09 am :: 
Bella:' Wah raoz......... hahahahhaha

aurore: Nah, that's not my car. I don't have a car to my name anyway. BTW, nice blackboard!

29 August 2007

The Real vs Fake Of Harry Potter 7 - Part 2 of 2

((((( WARNING : SPOILER AHEAD )))))

As we continue from yesterday, there was also a marked difference between the two books. The real Rowling version stuck very close to the fact that it is ultimately still a children's book and as such, the content was kept squeaky clean. Perhaps the kiss between Harry and Ginny at the Yule Ball (HP6) is as good as it is going to get.
Not so for the fake version for snogging is a word frequently found. There were a lot of holding hands until I found the description of "sliding hand into hand and give a reassuring squeeze" repeated a little bit too often (OK! I get it already!!!).

Hmm.... I believe even the word "petting" was used somewhere in the book but fortunately/unfortunately, there was no graphic description for after all, this isn't Harold Robbins nor Sidney Sheldon. Also, may I remind you that this is a children young adult book?

Anyway, towards the end, Harry finally did it. Popped the cherry, did the deed, enter the den, penetrated the fortress, ok ok... you get the drift.

BUT, here's the thing.

In the earlier part of the book, Harry celebrated his come-of-age i.e. 17 and since Ginny is not the same year as Harry i.e. younger and more importantly, NOT-of-age, then did Harry Potter just had sex with a minor?
Is that not statutory rape?

Eh, like that means confirm kena rotan liao!! No?

p.s. Btw, that's me at Talkingcock.com. Heh heh....

Image Credit: http://www.cinemablend.com
- Voxeros

28 August 2007

The Real vs Fake Of Harry Potter 7 - Part 1 of 2

((((( WARNING : SPOILER AHEAD )))))

Like I've mentioned yesterday, I have read both versions and unfortunately for Ms JK "Rolling In Money" Rowling, I actually enjoyed reading the fake version more.

Both started off continuing where Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince (HP6) left off, at the point where they just came off Dumbledore's funeral after Snape killed him. Both versions also started off focusing on the search and destroy of the Horcruxes as well as the realisation of Harry Potter himself being one of the 7 Horcruxes i.e. the Horcrux in him has to be destroyed before Voldemort return to being mortal and thereafter able to be killed. Both books led us to think that in order to to destroy the Horcrux inside, Harry himself has to make the ultimate sacrifice, which turned out otherwise as I will elaborate further later.

Given there was mention of Bill and Fleur's nuptials in HP6, the eventual event was also covered in both books.

While the rest of the book is devoted to seeking and destroying the Horcurxes, this is where the two versions start to drift apart. Among the 7 Horcruxes, 2 were already destroyed in HP6, namely Tom Riddle's Diary and Marvolo Gaunt's Ring. The remaining 5 were the Salazar Slytherin Locket, Helga Hufflepuff Cup, Rowena Ravenclaw Diadem, Nagini the snake and last but not least, Harry Potter himself makes 7 in both versions but the location of each item and how they were destroyed were vastly different.

In the real version, Nagini was the last Horcrux to be destroyed after Voldemort's own soul i.e. the Horcurx itself, in Harry was destroyed when it was struck by Voldemort's own "Avada Kedavra" in the Dark Lord's attempt to kill Potter.

In the fake version however, it was Harry Potter who cast the "Avada Kedavra" curse on Voldemort and this killing cause part of Harry Potter's soul to split and thus create his own Horcrux. As it turn out, he own soul was left intact and the bit of soul that got split up was actually in fact, the very same piece of soul that was lodged in Harry Potter when Voldemort tried to kill him when the latter was still an infant. The Horcrux that Harry created was a charmed snitch that Dumbledore left them and it flew into The Veil in Death Room with Voldemort's soul upon the death of the Dark Lord.

Another big difference between the two books was Snape. In the real version, Snape turned to the be good at the end as it was revealed that Snape was working undercover. Snape did not really kill Dumbledore as the old wizard was going to die anyway.

Snape, in the fake version, however was true and true a bad person only to be defeated at the end and locked up in Azkaban for life when the war ended.

In a way, I was happy to read both as both are equally enjoyable of the same story. Two for the price of one.
My only disappointment and perhaps what swayed my vote over to the fake version was that I can sense fatique in Rowling's writing. Can't blame her for it has been 7 books altogether and I can feel like she is rushing through this 7th book as if trying to just get it done and over with. The jaded feel of the writing as it Rowling has had enough of it all as the passion for Harry Potter is slowly fading away.

Anyway and that's that. I am putting a link for anyone interested in the fake version to download and read for him/herself. The original fake version was 888 pages but I discovered that it was padded up with some irrelevant medical journal at the back. I have since removed that to reduce the filesize from 4.2 mb to 2.4 mb as well as remove the redundant password restriction.

Click here - Spoof Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows.pdf (2.4 mb)

Image Credit - http://www.nytimes.com
- Voxeros

1. n left...
Wednesday, 29 August 2007 3:24 pm
all i want to say is that: I lub you


2. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 29 August 2007 3:41 pm :: 
nethia: You lub me where ah? *snigger snigger*


3. net left...
Thursday, 30 August 2007 12:00 pm :: http://quillsandpills.blogspot.com
eeee dirty old man alert.everywhere intangible la


4. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 30 August 2007 12:25 pm :: 
Nethia:Gaaaah!! Prude alert!!! *bleh*


5. net left...
Monday, 3 September 2007 1:40 pm
how dare you? i is not prude!!!!!!!*Tears clothes off*


6. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 5 September 2007 9:02 am :: 
Nethia: Tear clothes off? Yeah yeah..... all talk and no walk...... riiiight......


7. tammy left...
Sunday, 20 July 2008 6:05 pm
hey im sorry but the page has expired is there anywhere else that i could dowload this story from.. please reply to my myspace as i doubt i will find this site again lol. www.myspace.com/xxhyper_honeyxx thank you


8. JayWalk left...
Monday, 21 July 2008 4:18 pm :: 
Tammy: I have a copy offline. Drop me an email and I will send it to you.


9. Mina Jade left...
Monday, 30 March 2009 10:58 pm :: http://storyofminajade.blogspot.com
Well, isn't it against copyright laws to publish a fake version of a story? I mean - if one wants to be a successful author, then write their own story instead of a fake version of someone else's story. I don't know how did you get that the seventh book is, as you put it, jaded. It is as great as ever - maybe you should re-read the part when Harry visited Godric's Hollow or the last chapters. Rowling's description of life's worth is incredible. Tolstoy did its polar opposite in his Anna Karenina's ending, he was very authentical with the thoughts of a suicidal person. Whilst Rowling just wrote that life is a treasure, a miracle. And Rowling's character drawing can be compared to Mikhail Sholokhov's (And Quietly Flows the Don).


10. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 4 April 2009 10:43 am :: 
Mina Jade: Welcome to the blog. As far as copyright concerns of fake version of an original story, that is between the two authors to sort it out.

Parallel spoofs has been around for ages. Some people wrote them as they feel that they have a different interpretation or they feel that they can write better. I do not think that these spoof writers have any commercial interest to "hijack" a famous title. Most of them just did it out of interest sake. The way I see it, I don't see how the spoof will affect the sales of the originals as I will still shell out money to buy the original book regardless if I read the spoof.

As for my feel that the 7th book is jaded, well that's just my personal opinion and I do not expect everyone to agree with me. If you think otherwise, I accept that as your own opinion.

27 August 2007

Harry Potter and the Painful Rotan


Apparently a fake version of the final installment of the Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" was floated onto the net, two days before the official launch of the real one i.e. written by Ms J.K. Rowling herself.

Since the original book wasn't release, I couldn't know for sure if it were the real deal. It came in PDF form and was password locked. It took me 2 days to get passed it and started reading it fervently.

A check with Ollie, who had bought the real book, i.e. "What was the first word that Snape said?" and "What is the last sentence?" and I realised that the one that I downloaded was a fake version. By then, I was already 10 chapters into the fake one.

Thereafter, I left the forgery at that and proceeded to read the real version and it wasn't until I finished the real one before I return to complete the rest of the forgery.

Why would I want to read the fake version, even after knowing that it was a forgery? Well, where all credit is due, it was surprisingly well written and a very entertaining read if I may add.

Why would someone write a fake version? Well, for starters, parallel versions of novels has long been a common thing and it is just that the internet of today, has provided a very convenient platform for mass distribution. Perhaps there is pride and honour within these writer's community?

I believed that the timing of the release was deliberate, knowing that everyone was dying to be the first to get their hands on the book and therefore what better than just before the official launch date? I won't be surprised if this fake version got millions of downloads.

Still, even if we were all duped, I say we still came out the better as it was a good read and mind you, it was just as thick as the real thing. Whoever wrote this must have put in quite a bit of effort into it.

Unfortunately, the identity of the author is unknown. I would have loved to give him/her the credit that he/she so rightly deserves.

I will talk about both books in tomorrow's entry, which would also explain my design of Harry Potter's 8th Book.

Spoiler ahead tomorrow. Be forewarned.

p.s. I am thinking if I should upload the fake version for those who are interested to read it. I supposed there is nothing illegal in doing so right? Yes? No?

p.p.s. I wonder if tomorrow's entry should be password lock so as to prevent accidentally stumbling into the spoiler entry? Password will be damn obvious and so don't worry about not being able to find it. I will paste the password big big somewhere.

- Voxeros

1. n left...
Tuesday, 28 August 2007 5:23 pm :: http://quillsandpills.blogspot.com
UPLOAD!!!what are you waiting for?????


2. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 28 August 2007 6:14 pm :: 
Nethia: Liew.... don't so fierce can? iScared.

26 August 2007

CI 120 Cartoon 2 of 2

- Voxeros

1. Eddy left...
Monday, 27 August 2007 1:29 pm :: http://eddyteo.blogspot.com
Hur hur, I like your Cow Head and Horse Face. If I draw, sure cannot see the difference the the two!


2. JayWalk left...
Monday, 27 August 2007 2:27 pm :: http://jaywalk.blog-city.com
Eddy: It wasn't easy for me either coz I can't exactly draw very well. I have "Pearls Before Swine" to take for inspiration. One of my favourite comic strips. Do check it out.


3. barffie left...
Tuesday, 28 August 2007 10:43 am
BWHAHAHAAHAH


4. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 28 August 2007 1:25 pm :: 
Barffie: Hur hur hur.....

25 August 2007

CI 120 Cartoon 1 of 2

This is for all the friends who are sad and/or sick in recent weeks. Hope this and tomorrow's will bring a little smile to brighten your day a little bit.

While I don't hope to be able to solve your problem and/or cure your illness, every little grin counts, I supposed.

- Voxeros

1. lancerlord left...
Saturday, 25 August 2007 11:48 pm :: http://lancerlord.blogspot.com
Wah laoz. :)


2. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 26 August 2007 10:16 am :: 
Lancerlord: Usually, I don't joke about these things but given that there was no fatalities, I thought perhaps I can get away with it this time. :P


3. naeboo left...
Wednesday, 29 August 2007 9:21 am :: http://naeboo.liquidblade.com
quite mean also ley hahahaha


4. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 29 August 2007 10:10 am :: 
naeboo: Ah.... welcome! Welcome! First time here hor?

Where got mean? I neber make fun of dead people wor? Next time ask them to burn normal stuff like paper MacBook Pro, paper en-bloc Condo, paper Star Cruise Virgo, paper Petronas Tower like the rest of us lor.

Don't so hao lian burn real aeroplane, then I dun disturb lor.

Acherly hor, I shudder to think of the day Ch1na Airlines take delivery of the new Airbus 380. I haven't learn how to draw that yet. I better start practicing now.

24 August 2007

The China Airlines Cover Up


A few days ago, we read about the news of Ch1na Airlines (if I may add, the Ta1wanese one) decimated yet another plane. Considering their penchant of losing planes, I wonder what the shareholders were thinking when they invested in this company with the affinity of throwing away money?

It's a real pity considering the fact that they have the potential to be a good airline. Somebody upstairs is obviously not steering the ship right.

Anyway, got this in the news where the ill-fated CI120 Ch1na Airlines B737-800 had undergone a big cover up that involved a lot of Liquid Paper. Apparently, with the permission of the local authorities, they Tipp-Exed the logo away.

Oh come on! It was all over the news and you think this is going to hide? Oh Puh-leaze!!!

Well, I for one am not going to let them get away with this and pretend this never happened.

So there. I put the picture up big big.

Related News:

On another note, I noticed a comment at the bottom of the Jaunted article where reader "egw", sarcarsticly joked that "they should have used anti-freeze filled toothpaste" instead, obviously taking reference from the recent mass recall of toothpaste of Spitland origin, laced with diethylene glycol.

Well, for the unintiated, I will say this again. Ch1na Airlines is Ta1wanese and not to be confused with Air Ch1na (Spitland's national carrier) which is a totally different airline, which if I may proudly add, the latter was 39 places higher in the 2006 Airline Accidents Ratings.

Yes, Spitland has, in recent months, given people a bad impression, be it tainted pet food, tainted toothpaste, blankets with formaldehyde exceeding safe levels, or medicine with overly high traces of mercury and/or lead, or toys with too much lead in the paint, etc. Still, it doesn't give anyone the right to blindly point the finger at Spitland, whenever there is a screw up, without first verifying the facts.

Unfortunately, it is an uphill task in a world where the average person lacks a sound foundation of good general knowledge.

It's sad.

Image Credit: http://www.jaunted.com, http://www.fantasyjackpalance.com

- Voxeros

1. Kelly left...
Friday, 24 August 2007 2:39 pm :: http://www.kellchan.blogspot.com/
OMG! You still use one of these "liquid-paper"!
U really UNCLE ah!!!


2. Ed, Edd & Eddy left...
Friday, 24 August 2007 4:52 pm :: http://eddyteo.blogspot.com
Erm, I think it's a figure of speech only leh. Anyway, see that Tipp-ex brings back lots of memories!
If we ever go to Taiwan, we better not take China Airlines!
P.S How come you spell China with a 1? Is it to escape Spitland internet control??


3. JayWalk left...
Friday, 24 August 2007 6:01 pm :: 
Kelly: Uncle your head lah!! *bish*

Nowadays want to find the nail polish type also don't have liao lah. Ed: Don't forget the other Thinner bottle also.

You are right about the weird speowling. As all internet traffic has to go thru the Great Firewall of Ch1na or what I call the Spitland Internet Gestapo (SIG). Better to stay below the radar than the kena flag by the bots for sensitive keywords.


4. Gary left...
Friday, 24 August 2007 7:44 pm
Jay, i dont think China Airlines will slide down the rankings based on this event, as it is not fatal, not up in the air yet, and the passengers escaped unscathed. I donno, maybe i could be wrong.


5. JayWalk left...
Friday, 24 August 2007 8:29 pm :: 
Gary: You are right about them not sliding further down the rankings as a result of this incident.

THAT'S BECAUSE THEY ARE ALREADY AT THE FRIGGIN' BOTTOM!!

If you read the ranking list properly hor, there are only 87 airlines listed. Now go see where our dear Ch1na Airlines is listed.


6. aloe left...
Monday, 27 August 2007 9:23 am
one of my classmates say tat her co. still using tis kind of liquid paper leh.


7. JayWalk left...
Monday, 27 August 2007 10:11 am :: 
Aloe: I supposed it really doesn't matter if it were the old "nail polish" type or the more modern steel-tip pen model or the white strip model. As long as able to do what it is meant to do, I am happy liao.

I remember during my F-Maths days where a math problem solution sheet has as many as 5 coats of the liquid paper so much so that the entire piece of hardened liquid paper flaked off and my answers gone. >.<

8. aloe left...
Tuesday, 28 August 2007 10:01 am :: http://www.xanga.com/aloeve
yah, but it's still amazing that they are still selling and there's people still buying those type at this time and age. =P
u power..... how come u din ask the teacher for a new sheet of paper?! LOL!


9. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 28 August 2007 10:28 am :: 
Aloe: This one is tutorial and our F-maths solutions can stretch to as many as 3 pages coz we have to show all the workings. I can't change sheets coz sometimes the mistake is smack in the middle and too lazy to have to recopy the entire chunk, considering the fact that you also not sure if you are going to get it right the second time round.


10. frenie left...
Tuesday, 28 August 2007 4:41 pm
Its abit annoying after a while to keep hearing people who keeps warning me about eating china food and such. I will go broke if I have to go all imported and organic. It's hard to run away from china products (even fresh food from china). Like what a Chinese trade official said, this is just one tree in the whole forest.


11. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 28 August 2007 6:17 pm :: 
Frenie: There is an old saying, "Lup Sup Jiak, Lup Sup Dua" which literally translate to "Dirty Eat, Dirty Grow". I supposed if you are accustomed to rubbish, you are ironically less likely to fall ill. I supposed the typical Singaporean live in a place where it is too clean to the effect that the slightly dirt will have him/her scrambling for the toilet.

23 August 2007

Maximise Your Potential Ceremony - 08 Sep 2007

As I have mentioned in my previous entry (or rather Adrian's update), this year's MYP Ceremony is just round the corner where we disburse this year's financial assistance to qualified students of the Geylang Methodist Primary School.

I am going to miss the event again for obvious reasons but that does not stop me from encouraging the rest of you to attend. It will be an eye opener to how, despite the tiny scale of our operations, we are able to make a difference in some of their lives.

We have had cases like where a primary school kid had to quit school not only because he doesn't have money to afford school (e.g. school uniforms, textbook, stationery, etc) but he is also need to go out there to work to bring food back onto the family table. Child to a single mother who, as fate would have it, is mentally unstable.*

Perhaps some of you couldn't even imagine this scenario beyond your imagination, while the rest are familiar or worse, have been through it already or are going through it right now.

Yes, what we have done, are doing and will be doing is really really small but it is just as gratifying if we are able to keep even 1 kid in school. The more education a kid has, the likelier he is to do something useful for the society as well as for himself in the future.

It is all about the future. To all the kids we are helping, we hope that they succeed.

I would like to take this opportunity to invite all interested parties to come to the ceremony and witness this occasion first hand. As small and insignificant this event may be, it would be a pretty significant milestone in the kids' lives and we hope to share this joy with everyone.

Do come on down. We welcome all, not just the contributors. Come and understand and learn first hand what we are doing. Hopefully, from there we can inspire you to be involved or even you spinning off your very own version of the RFF.

Every bit of help counts.

Date:
8th September (Saturday)

Time:
10 am
Venue:
Geylang Methodist Primary School Conference Room (Level 3)

Pls drop me a sms / email to confirm your attendance as we need to cater refreshments.

* accuracy needs to be verified with Adrian.

- Voxeros

22 August 2007

The Ch1na Airlines CI120 Disaster


Looks like Ch1na Airlines has done it again with yet another mishap. Already ranked DEAD LAST in last year's Airlines Accidents Ratings (yes, statistically it is safer to fly Pakistan International Airlines, Garuda Indonesian or Iran Air!), it looks almost certain for them to "defend" their dubious title for another year.
Air accidents with Ch1na Airlines has been so regular, it makes me wonder if people are setting their watches according to it?

Smart thing these Ta1wanese call their national carrier, "Ch1na Airlines". Now the whole uninitiated world thinks that it's Ch1na who is screwing up big time. Clever. Really clever.

Time after time, we witness disasters from this airline and it seems almost that nobody is doing anything about it. It is always the same drill. Most likely we see the Minister of Transport stepping down from his post as a way of apology. Yeah. Like that is going to fix the plane and make them air worthy again. I fear the worst if the people of Ta1wan have accepted this as a normality. I shudder with that thought.

Yes, I have been harping about Indonesian airlines making a muck out of safety and killing lots of people along the way. But hey, this is a 3rd world country who are years behind the rest of the world. What's Ta1wan's excuse?

Related News:
Image Credit: http://www.china-airlines.com
- Voxeros

1. barffie left...
Wednesday, 22 August 2007 9:21 am
Somebody on IRC was trying to convince me to get Ch1na Airlines tickets to Ta1wan since they got some discount. When I raised my doubts, he was like "Track record doesn't mean much what, SQ also got crash before..." It may not be the track record per se, but I feel it's the attitude towards the safety issues that concerns me and affect my choices lor.


2. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 22 August 2007 11:45 am :: 
Barffie: There is two ways to look at this. Sure, the track record is bad. SIA isn't ranked very much higher as a result of the recent SQ006 incident. Recent incidents carries a heavier weightage in the ratings.

On the other hand, people may ask what are the chances of back-to-back disasters? It also points towards Boeing 737-800 plane types. Some say, this is the best time to whack the airline as they are desperate to retain customers. You'd be sure that the prices would be dirt cheap at this time. Look out for promotion.

One tip though. Don't eat their noodles unless you have a liking for eating rubber bands.


3. barffie left...
Wednesday, 22 August 2007 10:47 pm
Looks like the Japanese airlines are waaaay better. Haha. Not unexpected! But surprisingly Air Ch1na has a higher rating than SQ!


4. JayWalk left...
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Barffie: Well, for starters, Air Ch1na volume of flight doubles that of SQ/Silkair, so if there is an accident it will be greatly diluted statistics-wise.

Also, SQ006 incident and the Silkair alleged pilot suicide was lumped under a single carrier.


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Thursday, 23 August 2007 11:13 pm :: http://gottabecrueltobekind.blogspot.com
All the more reason to take budget airlines when travelling short distances. LoL. But I do hafta agree with you that calling themselves Ch1na airlines is really clever, esp when they're trying to gain ground in the global economic scene as a "sovereign state". That blows. Ahaha

21 August 2007

How To Do A JayWalk Chalkboard

Aurore was asking how I do my chalkboard and I realised that it was kinda difficult to explain and describe merely in words. Hence, a instructional pictorial for everyone today.

So here goes.

First, you need a graphics tablet which is a peripheral that you attach to your PC 
However, in this day and age, we hardly see graphics tablets unless you are in an industry heavy on computer graphics.

Fortunately, we are starting to see tablet laptops in the market and that is exactly what I am using. The IBM X41 Tablet 
Next, you will need a software that allows you to use your tablet to doodle. I don't recommend the mainstream Photoshop or Paintshop for this purpose.I use Alias SketchBook Pro 2.0 for it is more suited for doodling.

One of the more important feature is its ability to detect pressure from the stylus onto the screen.

When you press down harder, you get a thicker bolder stroke. A lightly slide of the stylus across the screen and you get a thinner fainter line.
Once inside the software, open a graphic of a chalkboard or Post-It note or whatever you can find on the internet (or you can take a picture of a blank sheet of scrap paper and set it as your template).

Pick a colour that you want. White is my default since it is a chalkboard. 
 
 Thereafter, let your imagination take you the rest of the way.

Wanna guess what I am imagining right now? =P 
Meow!

Add colour if you wish to make it livelier.  
 
 Next, upload to a photo host like Flickr or Photobucket and then link it back to your blog.

That's it! Pretty easy right? 
Alternatively, you can actually draw on a real board and then take it picture of it but that would be really old skool liao.

Still, the options are limitless and you are free to choose whichever best suits you.

The most important thing is to have fun. 

 - Voxeros

1. Gary left...
Tuesday, 21 August 2007 6:54 am
the pic of your laptop is so small.. cannot see.. and what mouse you using.. so big!!


2. aurore left...
Tuesday, 21 August 2007 8:33 am :: http://aurore.vefblog.net
MDR, hahaha...!! Thanks Jaywalk, but I can't buy this graphic tablet...It doesn't exist here I think... Jaywalk your first draw isn't a cat I think ! hihihi.... You give me laughting.. if you understand what I say.. Kisses


3. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 21 August 2007 9:21 am :: 
Gary: Thanks for spotting it. It was a typo in my html. Corrected already.


That thing you see is not a mouse but a trackball. Different thing but same result. Trackball eliminates the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome. Click Here.

Aurore: If it is not available at your local store, you can try shopping online like at Amazon.com Click Here.

And yes, while it was meant to be drawing a cat, I know what you were thinking, you naughty girl. wahahahaaha......


4. Ed, Edd & Eddy left...
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Haha, the eyes and nose still doesn't look like eyes and nose to me after the whole cat it drawn in. :P


5. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 21 August 2007 4:41 pm :: 
Ed: It was a neat little trick that I learned when I was in Sec 2. Hur hur hur....


6. barffie left...
Tuesday, 21 August 2007 4:54 pm
I very long no drawing liao. My office got tabletssssssssss :D


7. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 21 August 2007 6:11 pm :: 
Barffie: Mai too liao!!! Draw something!!


8. Gary left...
Tuesday, 21 August 2007 7:52 pm
lol.. the eyes and nose look like *ahem* *cough cough*


9. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 21 August 2007 10:17 pm :: 
Gary: Eyes and nose lor!! The nose a bit bushy hor? kekekekeke

20 August 2007

RunForFunds 2007 - August Update

I guess my efforts of bugging Adrian to update on RFF has finally paid off as we have an August Update below.

While we haven't heard from Adrian for quite a while, I think a surface to the air from time to time is good for everybody and also to tell everyone we have not been dormant. RFF has always been active, quietly chugging along in the background.

Anyway, below is his update for everybody and we will be posting more as we approaches the Stanchart Marathon again.

Hi all,

This year, we will have a combined Maximise Your Potential (MYP) Ceremony for Geylang Methodist Primary School (GMPS) and Secondary School (GMSS).

Date: 8th September (Saturday)

Time: 10 am

Venue: Geylang Methodist Primary School conference room (level 3)

It would be great if you could come and meet the kids you've sponsored. Some of them have been on the MYP scheme for 4 years already !!

Pls drop me a sms / email to confirm your attendance as we need to cater refreshments.

Below is a quick update on RFF.

Cheers,

Adrian



1. RFF accounts

As we did not raise funds during last year's Stanchart marathon, there was no fund influx. Year to date, there are also no expenses (I'll explain this later).

Hence available funds: $53,103.11 (as per Nov 06 closing accounts).


2.  RFF's impact @ Geylang East Home For The Aged

The economy has done well in the past 2 years. Singaporeans are more willing to part with their money to help the less fortunate. You'd recall RFF sponsored 8 medical beds for Geylang East Home for the aged in September 2005. I've kept in touch with the home in the past 2 years. Other generous Singaporeans have seen what RFF has done for 1 ward of the home and have replicated it.

I am pleased to inform you that the home now has all medical beds.

RFF has provided a seed to evoke bigger improvements in the lives of the less fortunate by setting an example for others to follow.


3.  Using RFF funds in 2007

As stated in the previous paragraph, due to the stellar performance of Singapore's economy, charity organizations have access to easy money from generous donors. Hence there are many organizations I've approached that never reverted. Quite frustrating to be honest.

One of them is my alma mater: Chemical Engineering department @ NUS.

I wrote to the head of department 3 times over 1 month to ask how I can help financially disadvantaged students.

No response.

So we'll focus on organizations that are willing to work with RFF:

1.  Geylang Methodist Primary School
2.  Geyland Methodist Secondary School
3.  Djoy Childcare Centre (@ Jalan Besar)
4.  SMU School Of Business

I'll keep you guys posted on my discussions with these organizations in due course.


4.  Stanchart Marathon 2007 (2nd December, Sunday)

I will be running 42 km again this year. Think my knees can still hold up. (Will be attempting the 21km army half marathon this Sunday, 26th Aug…. Wish me luck).

Those of you planning to take part in the Stanchart run, pls register early.

http://www.singaporemarathon.com/en/

I believe the registration will close early due to an overwhelming response.

Train for the event. It is worth it.


- Voxeros

17 August 2007

End Of Dry Spell

As I have mentioned yesterday about my golf tournament, the outcome came to me as a pleasant surprise.

The weather was fine except that it was uncomfortably humid. It had been raining for days as a result of the passing typhoon a few days back. The sky was overcast with clouds but dry nevertheless.

I open my first hole with disastrous result, landing my tee-off straight into the bunker. It wasn't as bad considering that while it was wayward in terms of direction, it was still quite a good distance drive with 130 yards to pin from the bunker. Problem is that it took me 3 stroke from there to get to green as a result of the ball in awkward positions the prevented from having a good swing at it. 7 for the Par-4 first hole. Ouch.

The rest of the front 9 was pretty bad as a result of my wayward driver, if not for good saves thereafter and having to rely on big putts just to save bogey, the score could have been even more embarrassing.

Then the sky opened up and it started to pour. I am used to playing in extreme weather conditions and this wasn't really a problem for me. Rain coat has always been ever ready and sitting in my golf bag together with a spare pair of gloves in case the present one soaks up so much water than a good grip on the club is no longer able.

The thing is that playing under rain conditions require another set of strategy for example:
  1. Closing the club face a bit as the water on the ground tend to open up your club face upon contact and thereby costing you distance and a skew to the right.
  2. Play up a club for the same distance to compensate for the loss of distance due to water. Balls fly less having to penetrate the rain in midair.
  3. Go for high loft during approach as the ball will sit nicely on the green when it lands instead of rolling off. Use softer-shelled balls like Titleist Pro-V1 to kick a bit of back spin to grip the green when it lands.
  4. Putt a bit more aggressively as the soaked green would be slower.
  5. Grip the club looser to maintain a good swing. Many people have the tendency to grip tighter when in the rain for fear of losing grip. The truth of the matter is that the club will not fly off your hand. The grip on the club and your glove is adequate even in wet weather.
In all, I made a great comeback on the back 9 and storm back into contention with a display of near flawless golf and finished Nett 2nd Runner-up overall.

I am very happy with my latest investment of a new putter, the PING G5i Craz-e H putter. My previous 33" Odyssey Rossie II that I have used for the past 11 years was swiped by my uncle in exchange for his longer 34" Odyssey White Hot Rossie. Strange how much ONE inch makes as I was forced to get another 33" putter as the 34" one was unplayable as far as I was concerned.

Anyway, the 2nd-Runner Up ended a trophy-less dry spell of 20 months or so but also partly due to the fact I have not be active in the last year due to work commitments.

The crystal trophy is Number 12 on my cabinet, bring my tally to 1 win, 4 runner-ups, 3 second runner-ups and 4 technical prizes (e.g. nearest to pin, longest drive, etc.).

Ok lah... mai hiam buay pai lah...


Image Credit - http://www.golfsmith.com

- Voxeros

1. hiaoauntie left...
Saturday, 18 August 2007 12:00 am
congrats on being 2nd runner up


2. hitomi left...
Saturday, 18 August 2007 12:04 am
wah, gong xi gong xi!


3. sunflower left...
Saturday, 18 August 2007 1:44 am
Gratz... mai siao siao


4. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 18 August 2007 9:41 am :: 
sunflower, hitomi & hiaoauntie: Thanks, guys!


5. Gary left...
Saturday, 18 August 2007 12:10 pm
eh.. never put your Wii as a display.. lol.. anyway congrats to you..


6. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 18 August 2007 1:59 pm :: 
Gary: That one is lucky draw prize so cannot be counted lah.


7. barffie left...
Sunday, 19 August 2007 6:12 pm
Another hao lian post! HMMPPFF


8. JayWalk left...
Monday, 20 August 2007 11:44 am :: 
Barffie: Don't like that lah.... this type of thing don't come often mah.... so must milk it until the very last drop. Anyway, as we I have new entries coming in, it will be slowly push down into oblivion lor. 2 weeks ba?


9. Kelly left...
Monday, 20 August 2007 1:29 pm :: http://www.kellchan.blogspot.com/
Wah! Wat's your handicap?


10. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 21 August 2007 12:03 am :: 
Kelly: I hover between 12 and 13 but this particular tournament, they gave me 19.2 and so I shamelessly hantam liao lor. wakakakakakakaka

16 August 2007

Siemens vs Siement


Following my earlier entry on the likes of dubious brands e.g. Toceba Batteries. I chanced upon this one when I was in the toilet of the DongGuan Hillview Golf Club where I was having a tournament (more on that in a later entry).

There I was taking a leak when out of boredom, I started to look around (while stuck to the urinal for obvious reason) and eventually my sight landed on this.

That is the infrared sensor which is part of the auto-toilet-flushing system.

Siement.

~Liew......
- Voxeros

15 August 2007

WTF? Episode


I was supposed to plan a birthday dinner at a Ch1nese restaurant within a 5-Star* hotel that involves 24 guests (2 tables). From the surface, it looks like a simple affair. Book the restaurant, confirm RSVP of the guests, settle the menu and just show up on the appointed day at the appointed time. That's all to it. Right?
How difficult can it be?

Ok, it's things didn't go as smoothly as expected. While the inviting (via phone) and RSVPs, 4 phone calls to confirm 24 people (how's that for efficiency?) were without a hitch, the menu however was a different story.
As we are regular patrons of the restaurant, we left it to the manager to plan the menu for the budget that we gave him. Mind you, it was a relatively generous budget of RMB 2000 per table, which may not sound like much by Singapore standards (about SGD 400) but trust me, it is hell of a lot of money for dinner over here and that excludes alcohol.

When I first received the fax of 3 menus proposals, my jaw dropped. It looked as if a 6 year-old put the menu together. It was terrible bordering on illogical. One of the menus even have repeated items (1st dish and 6th dish)!

WTF??!!

I would have expected better effort considering the fact that the manager knew us well and is aware of our preferences. As it turned out, the day where the menu was done, the manager was on his off-day and some sales staff took over the menu planning.

OK, so it was somebody else who was not familiar with our tastes. Fine. I can understand that but to submit a totally ridiculous menu is just plain unacceptable. It comes to show how little effort was put into the menu proposal and I can't help but feel slighted by such condescending attitude.

Had this been the old days, I would have ordered for the person's hand to be chopped off and eyeballs pierced. Fortunately, we are in the modern era and she gets to keep bother hands and her eyeballs.

Anyway, the other thing that pissed me off was that dad was upset at me over the substandard menus.
Harlow, not say I wrote the menu one hor? I also just received the fax what? You shoot the messenger for what?

WTF??!!

Besides, the dinner is this Sunday and we can for now, regard the menu suggestions as first drafts. We have ample time to revise it until we are happy with it and so I would appreciate not needing to deal with all the fucking temperamental crap dished out at me.

I mean if you are not happy with the menu suggestions, take issue directly with the person who drafted it. Don't take it out on me. I mean, I too am upset of such sub-standard treatment but do you see me chewing up innocent bystanders?

KNN.... iKPCT DuLan.

* The so-called 5-Stars is the hotel ownself give one lah. While it may still be good by local standards, it is nowhere close to our Singapore 5-Stars. Not even by a long shot. 

Image Credit: Flickr - Robbozippy  
- Voxeros

1. hiaoauntie left...
Wednesday, 15 August 2007 7:58 pm
hehehe u are now KPCT Jay


2. akk left...
Wednesday, 15 August 2007 8:15 pm
wat's KPCT?
in any case, screaming that person's head off seems a good idea. if she dun wan her job, you can hardly care so much for her, yes? Ok, but i swear i am not a nice person...


3. OLLie left...
Wednesday, 15 August 2007 8:25 pm :: http://ooohlah.lah.cc
Tell her to "kong4 biak4". Do they understand hokkien?


4. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 16 August 2007 1:04 am :: 
hiaoauntie: Heh heh... I shall take that as a compliment.

akk & ollie: If given a choice, I would have prefer the options of having her hands chopped off and her eyeballs punctured. Grrr......


5. Gary left...
Thursday, 16 August 2007 2:02 am
actually if you want to really chew up bystanders, is very easy.. when the manager come back, give him the menu that the sales stuff have come out with, mentioned that your dad blame you for it.. and could even have a tirade on it.. wahahah..


6. JayWalk left...
Friday, 17 August 2007 12:33 am :: 
Gary: Nah... I still prefer to lob off her hands and stick a couple of chopsticks into the sockets. Grr......


7. janedoe left...
Thursday, 23 August 2007 11:27 pm :: http://gottabecrueltobekind.blogspot.com
That is one cool pic. haha I don't know what it is with the elders either, the shoot-the-messenger phenomenon. But it's been like this since time immemorial so take heart, Joan Of Arc was (I think) burned at the stake.


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janedoe: Yeah... ever realised that there was never a pat on the back for something good that you did and ever so ready to plunge the knife at the slightest hint of screw up?

Hmm.... burning at the stake.... that gives me an idea, I should chopped off her hands, gouge her eyeballs, THEN burn her at the stake. >.<
 

14 August 2007

Toceba Batteries


Toshiba announces laptop battery recall again for the 3 consecutive month and that brings the number of laptops affected (Toshiba and all other brands) to 9 million(!).

ZDNet Asia has the article here.

Anyway, I was in Spitland when I spotted this. Maybe this is the reason for all the battery recalls?
Hmm.... looking at the Toshiba batteries hor, I have a feeling something is not right but I just can't put a finger to it.

I wonder what it could be? Hmm..... *scratch head*

- Voxeros

1. OLLie left...
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It took me awhile to realize what the hell was wrong with it and my Mom thought I was mad to burst out laughing so loudly. hahahahha..


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Ollie: If it's any consolation, the batteries do work and quite a bit of juice in it. That compared to a pack of Duracell that I bought from a major electrical store, where the battery went flat the day after I plonked in into my PDA. That's fake too even though the spelling was correct. Haiz...

13 August 2007

Flight To Unknown


So I was done with my Vegas trip and was back in Los Angeles for a layover before taking a red-eye back to Hong Kong. The airport security was horrendous. I queued for 30 minutes before I could even remotely catch a glimpse of the x-ray machines and metal-detectors before being told that I was in the wrong line.
KNN.

So out of the queue as I traced the correct queue hoping to find the end soon. The queue never did end as I walked and walked. It wasn't until I was back at the airport's front (at the glass sliding doors are where people come in from the street side) before I joined the queue. It was really really bad. The backlog of people was so severe that they even had to terminate the special queue reserved for First/Business/FF Elite passengers.

The only consolation was that it was a moving jam as constant little shuffles forward did take our mind away from the sucky feeling that was habouring inside everybody's chest. While in the jam, we started to talk cock with those around us as our situation unwittingly carved out a camaraderie among us as we lamented and bitched about everything together.

Then there were the breaks at the end of the conversations, yes it took so long that we (I!) ran out of topics to talk about. >.<

That was when my eyes started to wandered all over the place when I spotted this.

Continental Airlines Flight CO 6316 to "Unknown".
 
Wah... sounds like some Twilight Zone or Tales From The Crypt episode wor.

Eh.... send me a postcard if anyone from "Unknown" is reading this ok? Okthnxbye.



p.s. As I was writing this entry, it kinda reminded me of GF 2.x. She was the type who nevers make decisions with answers like "Don't Know" or "Anything" and then give you the 25-cent black face when you took the liberty to decide for the two of you and she was not happy with your selection. I had so many "WTF?" moments during that period of time that I would have gladly drugged her and dragged her unconscious body down to the tattoo parlour and have "WTF?" tattooed on her forehead and letting her find out for herself when she wakes up and look herself in the bathroom mirror in the morning.

Jay: "So where you wanna go?"
GF 2.x: "Dunno."
On hindsight, perhaps she was referring to "Unknown"? If only I'd known earlier. *sigh*
- Voxeros

1. Chocolate gal left...
Monday, 13 August 2007 8:44 am
Women are hard to understand....


2. barffie left...
Monday, 13 August 2007 9:03 am
HAHAhahahaah! Sounds like someone I know. I think she wants you to understand her thoughts lah... she wants the SURPRISEEEE I KNOW YOU LIKE THIS OR THAT OR WANNA DO THIS OR THAT feeling.


3. JayWalk left...
Monday, 13 August 2007 2:48 pm :: 
Chocolate Gal & Barffie: My folks are also like that. >.<

I mean, come on! The rule is that once you have given up the right to decide to the other party, you cannot take it back midway nor criticise the other party's choice.

I mean you were given the opportunity to decide when you had the chance right?


4. barffie left...
Monday, 13 August 2007 3:28 pm
It's like "I don't really know what I want but since you are my you should know me best! ... What do you mean that you can't read minds? I thought we were soul mates?"
AKKAKAAK


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Monday, 13 August 2007 5:14 pm :: 
Barffie: Wah raoz.... you don't spring this type of trick question lah. Lose-lose for the guy one. >.<


6. Kelly left...
Monday, 13 August 2007 6:28 pm
This is when you count your blessings of having a PSP with you.
Kills time (and mosters) instantly.


7. sunflower left...
Tuesday, 14 August 2007 11:05 am
I was flying with Continental Airline to Houston... luckily... never sent me to unknown... :P
safe and sound back to SG =)


8. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 14 August 2007 1:08 pm :: 
Kelly: I had my book with me but it is hard to concentrate while constantly on the look out to move forward.

Sunflower: Aiyah... wasted. I would have loved to have a postcard from Unknown.

10 August 2007

PussyCat Dolls Casino


Was at Caesar's Palace Casino for dinner when I encountered this section of the gaming area. The dealers were all sexily clad in bustiers and very very nice slacks and heels while in the back are two cages for dancers to do their thing.

Wah raoz..... like that how to concentrate?

That is so below-the-belt leh.... purposely choot this type of pattern, how the players going to stay focused? Confirm kena distracted until jialat jialat.

Fortunately, I stayed at the Monte Carlo and kept my gambling confined there only. Otherwise, I sure lose until buay leen choo.

Heng ah.
- Voxeros

1. Gary left...
Friday, 10 August 2007 2:52 pm
not only that, if you are a pan-tang person, even women underwear will surely let you curse up down left right..


2. JayWalk left...
Friday, 10 August 2007 4:15 pm :: 
Gary: Pantang-wise, better undies than "white tiger". *snigger*


3. barffie left...
Saturday, 11 August 2007 12:36 am
What is white tiger? Anyway you ownself got roaming eyes don't blame the scantily clad women ok.


4. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 11 August 2007 11:13 am :: 
Barffie: Er.. what is white tiger har? *looking to Gary to volunteer*

How about you go ask Jeffwee?

I'd be lying if I said I haven't been caught staring on more than one occasion. Cannot help it what......


5. Gary left...
Saturday, 11 August 2007 12:09 pm
wahhahha.. i could only presume what "white tiger" is meant to me, that is a clean shaven private area..


6. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 11 August 2007 3:37 pm :: 
Gary: If I may add a little more, is that it refers to the female gender and in Ch1nese superstition is considered extreme bad luck.


7. akk left...
Sunday, 12 August 2007 10:55 am
Chey....if you had been female, you would have won money....


8. JayWalk left...
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akk: That I will never be able to find out. You will have to do it and let me know.


9. aurore left...
Sunday, 12 August 2007 10:41 pm :: http://aurore.vefblog.net
I suppose it's difficult be concentrate...lol excuse my english very bad !!


10. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 12 August 2007 11:02 pm :: 
aurore: Don't worry about your English. Since I can understand what you wrote, your English is ok.

I guess this is just one of the many ways the casino wants to take your money away quickly. :(
 

09 August 2007

Happy 42nd National Day, Singapore!

To all Singaporeans a very happy 42nd National Day. I would like the share the following song that I have been listening over and over again for the past month.

As much discontent as we have of our Gahmen, Singapore will always remain our home. We will always have the chance to pull down useless MPs every 5 years but the Little Red Dot will always be there for us.


.
HOME -  Kit Chan (1998)

Whenever I am feeling low
I look around me and I know
There's a place that will stay within me
Wherever I may choose to go

I will always recall the city
Know every street and shore
Sail down the river which brings us life
Winding through my Singapore
(Chorus)
This is Home, truly
Where I know I must be
Where my dreams wait for me
Where that river always flows
This is home, surely
As my senses tell me
This is where I won't be alone
For this is where I know it's home


When there are troubles to go through
We'll find a way to start anew
There is comfort in the knowledge
That homes about its people too

So we'll build our dreams together
Just like we've done before
Just like the river which brings us life
There'll always be Singapore

(Chorus - repeat 2X)
This is Home, truly
Where I know I must be
Where my dreams wait for me
Where that river always flows
This is home, surely
As my senses tell me
This is where I won't be alone
For this is where I know it's home


(For this is where I know, I'm HOME)
.
.
家 - 陈洁仪 (1998)

每一次我感到徬徨
不自禁就会回头望
我知道心中有个地方
一定会有一盏灯

照亮每一颗黑暗的心房
指引未来方向
沿着生命河流向前航
就能登陆理想


(Chorus)
我的家收藏
我的欢喜悲伤
只要点燃希望
梦就会自由飞翔
我的家给我
一双坚定翅膀
我的梦不论在何方
一生的爱唯有家


再也不会感到徬徨
不会再失意回头望
我要用心中一点烛光
燃放千万户辉煌

要让繁华的城市更灿烂
世界和平共享
全凭生命河流来导航
一起登陆理想


(Chorus - repeat 2X)
我的家收藏
我的欢喜悲伤
只要点燃希望
梦就会自由飞翔

我的家给我
一双坚定翅膀
我的梦不论在何方
一生的爱唯有家


(世世代代温暖的家)
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Source: http://media.ndp.org.sg
- Voxeros

1. Ed, Edd & Eddy left...
Friday, 10 August 2007 11:58 am :: http://eddyteo.blogspot.com/
This song has always been my favorite National Day song. Good lyrics, good singer and unpretentious. Not like the recent ones, so.... I don't know, commercial?


2. Kelly left...
Friday, 10 August 2007 12:03 pm :: http://kellchan.blogspot.com
I find the remake version of this year National Day song closer to heart.
http://kellchan.blogspot.com/2007/08/blog-post.html


3. JayWalk left...
Friday, 10 August 2007 5:56 pm :: 
Ed: Yeah, perhaps due to the fact that I too am away from Singapore, the song struck a chord with me.

Kelly: Aiyoh, the remake is so bladdy corny.... cannot take it...

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