Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Rurouni Kenshin Live Action. Produced by Warner Bros., with actual film production done by Studio Swan, the film was directed by Keishi Ōtomo and stars Takeru Satoh (of Kamen Rider Den-O fame) as Kenshin and Emi Takei as Kaoru. The film is scheduled for a August 25, 2012 release. Source: Wikipedia.
Medley Track Listing: Indiana Jones Theme, Ghostbusters, Danger Zone (from Top Gun), Star Wars Theme, My Heart Will Go On (from Titanic), Axel F (from Beverly Hills Cop), James Bond Theme, and I Will Always Love You (from the Bodyguard).
Jingle Punks / Hipster Orchestra - Oscar Medley 2012
Check out other hip clips by jinglepunks.
Credits to Advertising Agency: GREY WORLDWIDE Düsseldorf, GERMANY & Production Company: PARASOL ISLAND Düsseldorf, GERMANY, the 3 clips, "MTV - Sex is No Accident" show absurd situations ending in intercourse. They are meant to prove that sex is indeed never an accident and that there is no excuse for not using a condom. Hur hur. Oh, by the way the ads clinch "Bronze" in EUROBEST FESTIVAL 2011.
MTV - SEX IS NO ACCIDENT - WATERSKI
MTV - SEX IS NO ACCIDENT - FLYING GIRL
MTV - SEX IS NO ACCIDENT - VESPA
Monday, February 27, 2012
Currently with 244,192 views since this 15-minute short animation, "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" uploaded in YouTube. One can expect the no to surge shortly as this short fim has just won Oscar for Best Animated Short!
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011)
Saturday, February 25, 2012
This another lenghty scam emailed under subject "Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)" from "FBI (firstname.lastname@example.org)". Heh.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Anti-Terrorist And Monitory Crime Division.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
J.Edgar.Hoover Building Washington Dc
Customers Service Hours / Monday To Saturday
Office Hours Monday to Saturday:
Series of meetings have been held over the past 7 months with the secretary general of the United Nations Organization. This ended 3 days ago. It is obvious that you have not received your fund which is to the tune of $850,000.00 due to past corrupt Governmental Officials who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason and some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund all in an attempt to swindle your fund which has led to so many losses from your end and unnecessary delay in the receipt of your fund.
The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations and Federal Bureau of Investigation have successfully passed a mandate to the current president of Nigeria his Excellency President Good Luck Jonathan to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to you and other individuals and organizations who have been found not to have receive their Contract Sum, Lottery/Gambling, Inheritance and the likes. Now how would you like to receive your payment? Because we have two method of payment which is by Cheque or by ATM card?
ATM Card: We will be issuing you a custom pin based ATM card which you will use to withdraw up to $3,000 per day from any ATM machine that has the Master Card Logo on it and the card have to be renewed in 4 years time which is 2015. Also with the ATM card you will be able to transfer your funds to your local bank account. The ATM card comes with a handbook or manual to enlighten you about how to use it. Even if you do not have a bank account.
Cheque: To be deposited in your bank for it to be cleared within three working days. Your payment would be sent to you via any of your preferred option and would be mailed to you via dhl. Because we have signed a contract with dhl which should expire in next three weeks you will only need to pay $220 instead of $420 saving you $200 So if you pay before the three weeks you save $200.Take note that anyone asking you for some kind of money above the usual fee is definitely a fraudsters and you will have to stop communication with every other person if you have been in contact with any. Also remember that all you will ever have to spend is $220.00 nothing more! Nothing less! And we guarantee the receipt of your fund to be successfully delivered to you within the next 24hrs after the receipt of payment has been confirmed.
Note: Everything has been taken care of by the Federal Government of Nigeria, The United Nation and also the FBI and including taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $220.
DO NOT SEND MONEY TO ANYONE UNTIL YOU READ THIS: The actual fees for shipping your ATM card is $420 but because UPS have temporarily discontinued the C.O.D which gives you the chance to pay before package is delivered for international shipping .We had to sign contract with them for bulk shipping which makes the fees reduce from the actual fee of $420 to $220 nothing more and no hidden fees of any sort!
To effect the release of your fund valued at $850,000.00 you are advised to contact our correspondent in Africa the delivery officer James Cinb with the information below,
You are advised to contact him with the informations as stated below:
Your full Name..
Preferred Payment Method (ATM / Cashier Cheque)
Upon receipt of payment the delivery officer will ensure that your package is sent within 24 working hours. Because we are so sure of everything we are giving you a 100% money back guarantee if you do not receive payment/package within the next 24hrs after you have made the payment for shipping.
Mr. Chris Swecker
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
Note: Do disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to be in possession of your ATM CARD, you are hereby advice only to be in contact with James Cinb of the ATM CARD CENTRE who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your ATM CARD PAYMENT and forward any emails you get from impostors to this office so we could act upon and commence investigation.
Friday, February 24, 2012
The tediously lengthy scam was emailed by one QIN YANJUN (email@example.com). S/he has a good sense of story telling, though. Hur hur.
NAME: MR QIN YANJUN
I am a, staff of Private Banking Services at the Bank of China (BOC). I am contacting you concerning our customer and, an investment placed under our banks management 6 years ago.
I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this mail. I contacted you independently of our investigation and no one is informed of this communication. I would like to intimate you with certain facts that I believe would be of interest to you.
In 2006, the subject matter; ref: bb/boc/bank/0012 came to our bank to engage in business discussions with our Private Banking Services Department. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of 8.35 million United States Dollars, which he wished to have us turn over (invest) on his behalf.
I was the officer assigned to his case; I made numerous suggestions in line with my duties as the de-facto chief operations officer of the Private Banking Services Department, especially given the volume of funds he wished to put into our bank. We met on numerous occasions prior to any investments being placed. I encouraged him to consider various growth funds with prime ratings. The favored route in my advice to customers is to start by assessing data on 6000 traditional stocks and bond managers and 2000 managers of alternative investments. Based on my advice, we spun the money around various opportunities and made attractive margins for our first months of operation, the accrued profit and interest stood at this point at over 10 million United States Dollars, this margin was not the full potential of the fund but he desired low risk guaranteed returns on investments. In mid 2010, he asked that the money be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent investment requiring cash payments in Europe. He direc
In January last year, we got a call from the security firm informing us that the inactivity of that particular portfolio. This was an astounding position as far as I was concerned, given the fact that I managed the private banking sector I was the only one who knew about the deposit , and I could not understand why he had not come forward to claim his deposit. I made futile efforts to locate him I immediately passed the task of locating him to the internal investigations department of the bank of china. Four days later, information started to trickle in, apparently he was dead. A person who suited his description was declared dead of a heart attack in Canne, South of France. We were soon enough able to identify the body and cause of death was confirmed. The bank immediately launched an investigation into possible surviving next of kin to alert about the situation and also to come forward to claim his estate. If you are familiar with private banking affairs, those who patronize our services usually prefer an
In line with our internal processes for account holders who have passed away, we instituted our own investigations in good faith to determine who should have right to claim the estate. This investigation has for the past months been unfruitful. We have scanned every continent and used our private investigation affiliate companies to get to the root of the problem. The investigation did not ever yield any result My official capacity dictates that I am the only party to supervise the investigation and the only party to receive the results of the investigation. This leaves me as the only person with the full picture of what the prevailing situation is in relation to the deposit and the late beneficiary of the deposit. According to practice, the firm will by the end of this financial year broadcast a request for statements of claim to BOC, failing to receive viable claims they will most probably revert the deposit back to BOC. This will result in the money entering the BOC accounting system and the portfolio wi
What I wish to relate to you will smack of unethical practice but I want you to understand something. It is only an outsider to the banking world who finds the internal politics of the banking world aberrational. The world of private banking especially is fraught with huge rewards for those who occupy certain offices and oversee certain portfolios. You should have begun by now to put together the general direction of what I propose. There is US$ 8,370,000.00 deposited , I alone have the deposit details and they will release the deposit to no one unless I instruct them to do so. I alone know of the existence of this deposit for as far as BOC is concerned, the transaction with our deceased customer concluded when I sent the funds to the firm, all outstanding interactions in relation to the file are just customer services and due process. They are simply awaiting instructions to release the deposit to any party that comes forward. This is the situation.
This bank has spent great amounts of money trying to track this man's family; they have investigated for months and have found no family. The investigation has come to an end.
My proposal; I am prepared to place you in a position to give instruction for the release of the deposit to you as the closest surviving relation. Upon receipt of the deposit, I am prepared to share the money with you in half. That is: I will simply nominate you as the next of kin and have them release the deposit to you. We share the proceeds 50/50.
I would have gone ahead to ask the funds be released to me, but that would have drawn a straight line to me and my involvement in claiming the deposit. I assure you that I could have the deposit released to you within a few days. I will simply inform the bank of the final closing of the file relating to the customer I will then officially communicate with firm and instruct them to release the deposit to you. With these two things: all is done. The alternative would be for us to have firm direct the funds to another bank with you as account holder. This way there will be no need for you to think of receiving the money from the firm. We can fine-tune this based on our interactions.
I am aware of the consequences of this proposal. I ask that if you find no interest in this project that you should discard this mail. I ask that you do not be vindictive and destructive. If my offer is of no appeal to you, delete this message and forget I ever contacted you. Do not destroy my career because you do not approve of my proposal. You may not know this but people like myself who have made tidy sums out of comparable situations run the whole private banking sector. I am not a criminal and what I do, I do not find against good conscience, this may be hard for you to understand, but the dynamics of my industry dictates that I make this move. Such opportunities only come ones' way once in a lifetime. I cannot let this chance pass me by, for once I find myself in total control of my destiny. These chances won't pass me by. I ask that you do not destroy my chance, if you will not work with me let me know and let me move on with my life but do not destroy me. I am a family man and this is an opportunity
If you find yourself able to work with me, contact me through this same email account. If you give me positive signals, I will initiate this process towards a conclusion. I wish to inform you that should you contact me via official channels; I will deny knowing you and about this project. I repeat, I do not want you contacting me through my official phone lines nor do I want you contacting me through my official email account. Contact me only through through this email address. I do not want any direct link between you and me. My official lines are not secure lines as they are periodically monitored to assess our level of customer care in line with our Total Quality Management Policy. Please observe this instruction religiously. Please, again, note I am a family man; I have a wife and children. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to what the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. This i
I await your response.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Nuffnang is turning 5 on 27th February 2012!!
For the clueless--must be a rare breed--Nuffnang is an online blog advertising community, claiming 118,817 bloggers spanning Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Australia. The figures are from the Wikipedia article on Nuffnang, and I believe it may boast much more bloggers than the quoted one.
The celebration coined as "Nuffnang's 5th Birthday Bash!" will be held with the following details:
Date: 27th February 2012, Monday
Time: 6.30 pm – 10.30 pm
Venue: Swissotel The Stamford Private Dining Room; 2 Stamford Road 178882
Dress Code: Classy for the ladies, Smart for the men!
I may be considered a newbie (as I only joined in May 2011), but I can tell for sure that Nuffnang is indeed very genuine (I received my virgin payment in Sept 2011!). And it's completely hassle-free, no chasing or following-up from my side at all.
So it's kind of difficult to list what I hope to see from Nuffnang in the next 5 years (Nuffnang has been doing real OK, so what's else expected then?!).
Okay, so let me make a Wish List then:
1. I wish Nuffnang will have MORE charity-theme activity. Singapore has this "Charity Portal" which Nuffnang can start liasing with and working with them in regular basis. (To clarify, yes, Nuffnang did have such charity-theme activity like--held last year--"GANBATTE! JAPAN – Charity Flea by Nuffnang & Park Royal!" and "Nuffnang Queensland Flood Appeal Auction".)
2. I wish Nuffnang to work together with Donorweb/Singapore Blood Stock Indicator to allow a Nuffnang ad/widget to display the current level of blood stock.
3. I wish Nuffnang to expand further beyond Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Australia and to cater more International market. If Google Adsense can launch its Bahasa Indonesia option (Reference: Tech Wire Asia article dated 04/02/12), surely Nuffnang can easily do the similar. And not just for Malay language, Bahasa Indonesia, but can look ahead for Chinese and Tamil languages. In other words, start peering to the horizon towards China and India! (Insert the theme song of Pirates of The Caribbean, preferably the guitar version played by Sungha Jung.)
Oh wait, according to the very same Tech Wire Asia article, under LOCAL COMPETITION heading:
Nuffnang is now one of the leading Asian advertisement networks heavily targeting Asian countries like Malaysia, Singapore, China, the Philippines, Australia and Hong Kong. The blog advertisement community has gained traction from two million Malaysian users earning ad revenue on a daily basis. For many Asians, Nuffnang is a recognized name especially among bloggers and webmasters, and seen as the next Google Adsense alternative.
Cool. Nuffnang is especially recognized as the leading Asian advertisement networks & have (already!) been targeting to China and Hong Kong market. So please target to India market as well, will you?
4. I wish Nuffnang one day to organize a masquerade ball. The event will be perfect for the bloggers who prefer staying anonymous and who don't fancy their photos to be taken by other camera-trigger-free fellow bloggers. With the mask, they can have no such fear. Heh. Okay, before I'm accused to be selfish (as I'm being anonymous myself), I'd appreciate if you feedback whether you agree with me on this one! Leave thy comment, okay?)
5. I wish Nuffnang to continue to stay No.1! (By this point, I'm certain you'd be too tired to read further elaboration on obvious reasons of why Nuffnang has been No.1!)
PS. Yeah, next year for the 6th birthday of Nuffnang, I'll blog 6 things of what I'd hope to see from Nuffnang in the next 6 years. And for their 7th birthday--why, 7 things to hope from Nuffnang in the next 7 years. And so on and so forth. Hur hur. The pattern has been established
so please credit me that extra moolah pronto. LOL. Just kidding, but seriously...
Or in Martian language--ehm, influenced by the upcoming John Carter movie:
Or in Chipmunks language--heh, never mind:
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
You do know about the upcoming show, The Hunger Games? Now there's this website called The Potter Games; the mashup video clip, by the way, can be viewed here, "Harry Potter - The Hunger Games Trailer Mashup".
And here is the official trailer of the movie:
Monday, February 20, 2012
This humble blog is never one who boasts of having loyal readers. But hey, apparently I do have! At least one who calls herself Marie Alexander. And without doubt, she's upset as it's very evident from her latest comment:
Dear Anonymous X,
The reason why everything has been taken out because it is not true. Maria has not even given up her SG Citizenship and she also have been lied to by TNP. TNP wanted to clear Maria's name about the Singapore Citizenship as Shin Min wrote it first and not only they have put up a false picture of Maria on their papers. They have accused her of being an erotic star which she is obviously not.
I would really appreciate it if you can take this article down as it really hurts her and me as well. We have a friend who is a lawyer as well.
I would appreciate if you can take this down quickly.
Please call me if you have any queries. at 9xxx-xxxx
Inspired by Alex Au, "Comment about K Shanmugam withdrawn", I too have taken Marie Alexander's word on this matter.
As a gesture of sincerity, I do not even put a reference to the deleted article. So if you catch no ball, sorry, this post is after all not meant for you.
What I would like to do, really, is to contact this Maria herself, say 'sorry for causing unnecessary duress', while fervently hoping her words of wisdom are along the line of 'let it be'.
Yeah, right. Who am I kidding?! Sigh.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Finally I managed to catch the show, "Chronicle". Yeah!
Not a movie poster but I love this part as it reminds me to Magneto. But the power is telekinetic, not of magnetic. Heh.
Here are the trailers:
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Congratulations to the happy couple: Dexter Ng and Shermane Ten Min'er!
Still, what a way for a wedding proposal! By using Deal.com.sg??? Are you one of the founders or shareholders of Deal.com.sg, Dexter? I mean you are promoting the site with your outrageously sweet wedding proposal to Shermane.
And talking about Shermane. Poor thing. She must have felt the pressure of saying Yes (as if having the video of the ordeal uploaded in YouTube is not enough, she too have had to go through the tremendous stress of seeing how 23,587 have bought the Deal--eventhough a) they are not Shermane, and b) they may not even all be females!!.
Hur hur. Yes, call me sour at how creative this Dexter fellow is. (Or perhaps it's more correct to say that finally I have flushed away the effect of Valentine's Day. Yay!!)
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
You may be one of those netizens who condemn the lcoal rock band Black/Yellow for their music video, "Bedok Beach Terror".
I too was one of them. (What a lousy music video, anyway, except the part starting 2:55 minutes onwards...)
Then I was pondering about it further and realized that perhaps it's the band's intention to make such an outrageous song about Bedok Reservoir to deter future incidents of deaths over there.
Hmm...whether it's right or not, let's just see whether we're going to have another morbid case involving Bedok Reservoir anytime soon.
This music video about the recent deaths at Bedok Reservoir from local rock band Black/Yellow caught the attention of STOMPer shawn.
Bedok Beach Terrors is a composition from the three-member band, with the lyrics describing the reservoir as a 'body of water' of 'infinite horror' and a place where 'all your nightmares come to life'.
The four-minute long music video appears to have been shot on location at Bedok Reservoir and have attracted a mixture of comments online.
One netizen appreciated the artistic direction of the video while another lapped up the production crew as 'geniuses'.
However, a netizen slammed the musical content as 'ridiculous' and 'immature' and called the band 'a disgrace to black metal'.
STOMPer shawn wrote:
"A group of Singaporean teenagers have made a music video about the deaths at Bedok Reservoir."
From STOMP, "S'pore indie metal band makes controversial music video about Bedok Reservoir deaths".
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
...so do tell me now, how do I live without you?
PS. Yeah, so I'm somewhat influenced by the Valentine's Day mood. Hur hur. The title of the post & the first sentence of the content comprise of the songs which best describe my feeling to the utmost special someone of my life.
Monday, February 13, 2012
I came across this Facebook page, "Beer Cycles" and thereafter I visited their official website "BeerCycles". I must say I really am impressed with the premise that all our partying and drink supplies to be delivered to our doorstep under an hour! No, not necessarily by bicycles. Hur hur.
But what I wonder--and concern--is about how they ensure that they do not sell the alcohol beverages to those below the legal age. (In Singapore the legal age for one to consume it is minimum 18 years old.)
There's no such FAQ in the official website, only at its Facebook FAQ page. But nothing's mentioned about that preventive measures to selling the alcohol to those youngsters (less than 18 years old)?!
I'm dropping a note both to firstname.lastname@example.org & Andrew.email@example.com after this post to find out more about it.
Till then (and hopefully the email is replied at all), I'd wish all the best to this enterprise!