Friday, July 30, 2010

What To Do In A Zombie Attack


Oh yes, do check out this 'educational' clip, "What To Do In A Zombie Attack". So far almost 1,9 million viewers have benefited. Heh.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Inception (2010) trailer - LOST (s6) style

"You're talking about...dreams?"


Oh yes, there are a LOT of Inception trailer mash-up with other shows' trailers. What I like best is definitely this one, "Inception (2010) trailer - LOST (s6) style". So which mash-up version of Inception trailer do you like the most?

GSS with SMRT 2010 Promotion -- what's wrong with the advertisement?

At first I don't get it. I've just received the email from SMRT with regards to a "GSS with SMRT 2010 Promotion" contest which will end by the end of this month. The contest is supposedly to start on 17 May.

So why only now is the junk mail about the contest sent out? I have no idea.

No to merely critize, I admit that the advert itself is nicely designed. The contrast of the colour of the poster. The simplicity of the shopping lady who is apparently making a call (to book SMRT taxi) after shop at SMRT Xchanges (either at Dhoby Xchange, Raffles Xchange, Choa Chu Kang Xchange, Tanjong Pagar Xchange, or Boon Lay Xchange).

A question lingers, though, if one is indeed shopping a lot at all these SMRT Xchanges, wouldn't one prefer to choose the train to a taxi for going home? To call a taxi when you're just nearby a train station doesn't seem to make sense to me. Really.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

YOG & O stands for Orgy, not Olympic?!

Well, that's what my prudent colleague commented in disbelief. We're talking about how condoms will be made available to officials & athletes in the incoming YOG (Youth Olympic Games).

No, the rings are not the top view of condoms of many colors


What I don't get is that firstly officials as they are not minor, surely they can purchase their own condoms as and when required. Ehm.

Secondly, if the youths are minor why then this magical rubbers are made available to them? Even the organisers were quoted to say, "We have to be mindful that the athletes coming to the Youth Olympic Games are minors and in accordance to Singapore's law, the age of consent for sexual activity is 16 and allowing free distribution of condoms within the Youth Olympic Village may be misconstrued by the young athletes."

And yet, they (the condoms, not the young athletes) are to 'be made available' as well for athletes. Kind of contradicting statements, I reckon.

Condoms will be made available to officials and athletes of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).

It'll only be available at the medical clinic of the Youth Olympic Village (YOV).

In a written statement, the organisers said: "The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee and the International Olympic Committee had jointly agreed not to widely distribute condoms in YOV or any YOG venues on the basis that the athletes are minors."

The condoms are provided by UNAIDS - the Joint United Nations Programmes on HIV and Aids.

"We have to be mindful that the athletes coming to the Youth Olympic Games are minors and in accordance to Singapore's law, the age of consent for sexual activity is 16 and allowing free distribution of condoms within the Youth Olympic Village may be misconstrued by the young athletes," said the organisers.

Providing condoms at other Olympic events is not unusual.

Some reports say in the Beijing Olympics, 100,000 condoms were made available.

From Channel NewsAsia, "Condoms provided at Youth Olympic Village's medical clinic by UNAIDS".

Yahoo.com & Intimate Spouse???

The lovely couple who hijacked Yahoo.com???

The screenshot of Yahoo.com feat. Intimate Spouse???


I went to yahoo.com & instead of the usual starting page, it shows a page with a lot of chinese text & the big text of INTIMATE SPOUSE?!?! Yahoo, oi, give me back my yahoo!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A haiku as I am sitting on a bench at Bishan Park II & pondering about how Kallang River is being brought into the park


The ants are racing...
...to where--no, I cannot tell!
They rush to their goal.

Car caught in fire at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 - Spontaneous combustion?




I've heard about this thing called spontaneous human combustion. Never thought it will apply to a car. The 3 photos above taken at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 (I was brisk walking from Bishan Park to Bishan MRT) this afternoon about 2 pm. Didn't see how the car caught fire in the first place.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Play rummy online (No, I don't think it's gambling!)


The above is part of the screenshot of Games24x7.com which allows users to play rummy online.

Wait a minute. What is 'rummy', you ask! According to Wikipedia, rummy is defined as "a group of card games notable for gameplay based on the matching of similar playing cards".

I'm learning a new thing today. Heh.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien (No, I Regret Nothing)


Check out the hauntingly beautiful song, "Edith Piaf - Non, je ne regrette rien (1961)". Yes, this is the song also featured in the movie, Inception. Ironic how the very much modern show is using such an old song.

And this is the lyric of the French song, "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien" or "No, I Regret Nothing":

Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien (No, I regret nothing)

Non, rien de rien, (No, Nothing at all)
Non, je ne regrette rien, (No, I regret nothing)
Ni le bien qu'on m'a fait, (Neither the good things)
Ni le mal, tout ça m'est bien égal. (Nor the bad, they are
the same to me)

Non, rien de rien, (No, nothing at all)
Non, je ne regrette rien, (No, I regret nothing)
C'est payé, (It's been paid for)
balayé, oublié, (swept away, forgotten)
Je me fous du passé. (I don't give a damn about the past)

Avec mes souvenirs, (My memories)
j'ai allumé le feu, (I have burnt my memories)
Mes chagrins, mes plaisirs, (My sorrows, my pleasures)
je n'ai plus besoin d'eux, (I don't need them anymore)
Balayées les amours, (Swept away the love affairs)
avec leurs trémolos, (and all their tremblings)
Balayées pour toujours, (Swept away forever)
je repars à zéro (I start anew)

Non, rien de rien, (No, nothing at all)
Non, je ne regrette rien, (No, I regret nothing at all)
Ni le bien qu'on m'a fait, (Neither the good)
Ni le mal, tout ça m'est bien égal. (nor the bad, they are all the same to me)

Non, rien de rien, (No, nothing at all)
Non, je ne regrette rien, (No, I regret nothing at all)
Car ma vie car mes joies, (For my life, for my joys)
Aujourd'hui, (Today)
ça commence avec toi. (they start with you).

PS. More about the singer, Édith Piaf can be checked from this Wikipedia article on her.

Inception--Cool movie posters (worth being chased away from Shaw Lido)




Just went back from watching "Inception" at Shaw Lido. Took only the top two movie posters at the cineplex before I was chased away. Heh. They're presented in a form of boxes that feature characters such as the Extractor, the Architect, the Point Man, the Chemist, the Forger, the Shade, the Tourist and the Mark.

The third one is part of the giant poster on the way towards the Orchard MRT.

The movie, Inception is about 148 minutes but you'll hardly feel the time moves. Oh, and there were a lot of people waiting till after the credits in the end of the show as we were all wondering whether there was another 'ending'. You'll know what I mean after you watch the show.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Monty Python 'threat' in YouTube: "For 3 years you YouTubers have been ripping us off..."


LOL. The hilarious 'threat' from YouTube MontyPython's Channel:

For 3 years you YouTubers have been ripping us off, taking tens of thousands of our videos and putting them on YouTube. Now the tables are turned. It's time for us to take matters into our own hands.

We know who you are, we know where you live and we could come after you in ways too horrible to tell. But being the extraordinarily nice chaps we are, we've figured a better way to get our own back: We've launched our own Monty Python channel on YouTube.

No more of those crap quality videos you've been posting. We're giving you the real thing - HQ videos delivered straight from our vault.

What's more, we're taking our most viewed clips and uploading brand new HQ versions. And what's even more, we're letting you see absolutely everything for free. So there!

But we want something in return.

None of your driveling, mindless comments. Instead, we want you to click on the links, buy our movies & TV shows and soften our pain and disgust at being ripped off all these years.

I wish my father were like Dr Lim Hock Siew...

...who till now has been living to a 79-year-old. My father was 72 when he died. Even though I was never close to him--in fact to any of my family--I still feel that gnawing sense of loss. I'm bad at moving on.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A haiku as I'm taking a break from carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders (Yeah, right. A is for Atlas!)

Challenges abound;
Dismissed by those golden rays--
Life is beautiful!

Friday, July 09, 2010

The Milkman cum the Hitman


Browsing around the YouTube--yes, mindlessly if you have to ask--led me to this clip, "The Milkman - a short film based on a true man HD 16MM". It's indeed a short film. It's only 16 minutes 21 seconds, surely your attention span is that long?! Well, no? Just take a look at this 17-second clip for MasterCard ad, "Banned Mastercard Priceless Commercial: The Milkman" which was also inspired by the film.

Bottle of milk -- $2
Milkcrate -- $7
Billy club -- $12
The look on his face -- Priceless
There are some things money shouldn't buy
For everything else, there's MasterCard


Heh. Cute.

A hot babe as Ronald McDonald; Japanese are lucky!


Check out the clip, "McDonalds in Japan". A hot babe as Ronald McDonald? For sure, she's not consuming the burger herself. Especially if you recall the news about how McDonald's targeted in obesity lawsuit.

It's such a hot day to listen a music in Singapore Botanic Gardens, so...


The above shot is part of the statue of Frederick Chopin near the Symphony Lake in Singapore Botanic Gardens: this work of art is created by Polish sculptor Karol Badyna. It's a hot weather. I pity the lady statue listening to the piano play by Chopin without a drink. Heaven & Earth Apple Tea for you, Ma'am! (Surely not considered a graffiti, is it? I just love this F&N Coca Cola product. Heh.)

Life in a day: Sungha Jung (a guitarist prodigy)


Life in a day: Sungha's Day. Yes, it's referring to Sungha Jung, a thirteen-year-old wunderkind guitarist from South Korea. And he's said to have been playing the guitar for only 3 years!!

Check out his fantastic play in these 3 popular YouTube clips: "(Movie Theme) Miss*ion Im*possible Theme - Sungha Jung" (8,355,406 views so far), "(U2) With or Without You - Sungha Jung" (6,908,309 views), and "Michael Jackson) Billie Jean - Sungha Jung" (6,883,443 views).

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Corrinne May 2010 NDP song "Song for Singapore"

Corrinne May and yes, she is a fantastic singer. Sample some of her most popular singing in YouTube, "Corrinne May - The Birthday Song - Happy Birthday" (635,167 views so far), "Fly Away" (460,674 views), "Corrinne May - Everything in its time" (135,547 views), "Corrinne May - On The Side Of Me" (74,344 views).

You can find out more about her in her official website, "corrinnemay" or refer to Wikipedia, "Corrinne May" (indeed, she is that popular!).

Check also the YouTube clip on her "Song for Singapore" (the NDP 2010 Theme song) here.

ONE of Singapore's celebrated songbirds Corrinne May will be giving this year's National Day Parade a soulful vibe.

The dulcet-voiced Singaporean will be keeping some 26,500 spectators at the Padang - and more than a million television viewers - in tune on Aug 9 when she takes centrestage to perform this year's NDP theme song, which she penned.

It is the first time that the Los-Angeles-based singer-songwriter has been picked and given the honour to sing for the nation. Ms May, who wrote a song with American songsmith Carole King, will join other solo pop artistes like Stefanie Sun and Kit Chan who have performed at NDP.

The three-and-a-half minute song started airing on television on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, show committee chairman Colonel Siew Kum Wong said members of the public had also penned and submitted their NDP ditties to his team. But parade organisers felt that many of them did not reflect the parade's theme Live our Dreams, Fly our Flag, said Col Siew. 'We wanted a song that was a better fit for the occasion and thought Corrinne's song was most appropriate.'

Col Siew also revealed more about the hour-long production, that will follow the military parade and Mobile Column display. The show is broken up into four acts inspired by the red, white, crescent and stars of the Singapore Flag. It involves about 3,600 performers and traces the Singapore story from its start and reflects the aspirations and dreams of Singaporeans, said Col Siew.

From Straits Times, "Corrinne May to sing for S'pore".

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

A tragic end to Marmaduke


Don't we all agree that the movie, Marmaduke is such a flop! Even the cinema operator, Cathay seemed to agree to it (must have learnt it the hard way). Just take a look at how the display piece was placed. Right next to the trash bin. Location: at AMK Hub. And no, the dog didn't pose an obstruction to the emergency exit.

BP spills coffee -- yet another tragedy


Witness the amazing thinking process of BP executives in handling the disaster when a cup of coffee is spilled on their table. Lol.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Scam | From Mr. Vincent Hong (vincenthong@gmail.com)

I swear that reading many scam emails does help to rein in one's greed. Heh. Screw you, Mr. Vincent Hong...as if that's really who you're.

Good Day,

I am Mr.Vincent Hong, Non Executive Director of Hang Seng Bank Ltd, Hong Kong. My apologies for contacting you in such a manner. An Iraqi named Haider Hanoon,a business man made a numbered fixed deposit of Forty Four million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only in my branch.Upon maturity several notice was sent to him, even during the war, Seven years ago (2003). Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later found out that Haider Hanoon and his family had been killed during the war in Gunfire that hit their home at Mukaradeeb.


After further investigation it was also discovered that Haider Hanoon did not declare any next of kin in his official papers.So, Forty Four million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars is still lying in my bank and no one will ever come forward to claim it. According to the laws of my country at the expiration of seven years six months the funds will revert to the ownership of the Hong Kong Government if nobody applies to claim the funds.

I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the beneficiary to Haider Hanoon to enable you receive the funds.

Please reach me only on vinncenthhng@yahoo.cn for further info.

Vincent Hong
vinncenthhng@yahoo.cn

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Chetan Bhagat "2 States" - The Story of My Marriage


You can read the excerpt of "2 States", a very entertaining book by Chetan Bhagat here. An insightful book on how relationship works in India, the "2 States" might just refer to the comic & tragic elements of the book.

This is what written as the blurb:

Love marriages around the world are simple:

Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy.
They get married.

In India, there are a few more steps:

Boy loves Girl. Girl loves Boy.
Girl's family has to love boy. Boy's family has to love girl.
Girl's Family has to love Boy's Family. Boy's family has to love girl's family.
Girl and Boy still love each other. They get married.

Welcome to 2 States, a story about Krish and Ananya. They are from two different states of India, deeply in love and want to get married. Of course, their parents don’t agree. To convert their love story into a love marriage, the couple have a tough battle in front of them. For it is easy to fight and rebel, but it is much harder to convince. Will they make it? From the author of blockbusters Five Point Someone, One Night @ the Call Center and The 3 Mistakes of My Life, comes another witty tale about inter-community marriages in modern India.