Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Budweiser: The Great Preparation. Cool ad! Starring Brazilian UFC star, Anderson Silva (The Spider). Oh, and Steven Segal too.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Yeah, I've got a free can of Pokka Passion Fruit Tea earlier this afternoon when I was in the Yishun Bus Interchange. Although it's free--and cold--I'd still say I don't like the taste. Perhaps that's why it's free, huh? Nah, the promotion must be because of it's the latest flavour. I checked in the Pokka website, and this product has not even listed yet.
Nevertheless I managed to snap 2 photos out of this 'free' stuff. Hur hur.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Uploaded by one truly desperate Admund Tan:
I have finally got a flat last year after balloting for 4 years with my dad. I am single and under the age of 35. Beginning of 2010 we had our first appointment and I had paid a deposit of $42,000 and some legal fees amounting to a total of around $50,000 and most of it was in cash as I have always been a self- employed after my National service.
I started my first company in 2005 and had been submitting my tax assessment all these years. I have also fulfilled my liability to paying taxes and mandatory requirements to pay for my medisave account.
During our first appointment, we were told by the officer that we are unable to utilize the grants because of my income exceeding $5,000 per month. But it was contradicting when I re-applied for my Hdb loan upon the nearing completion date, I was not being grant a single cent! When I check with the loan officer in charge, the explanation given was that I don't have money in my bank account. My first HLE application was in year 2005, when I first started balloting with my dad back then. My income was however lower and I was being granted a loan of $399,000. But 4 years later after many attempts, when we eventually got out unit, my HLE application was rejected completely. This time I had a higher annual income. I do understand the need to be more stringent with the granting of loan requirements, but I need justification on why I was not able to utilize the housing grants because my income exceeds the income ceiling and yet to have my application for a Hdb loan rejected, just on the basis that I do not have money in my bank account?
I have been renting a 4 room flat for the past 8 years since I started my business back then as I needed the working space because my rental flat is too small. I am paying my current rental at $1400. I have made prompt payment throughout these years if not my landlord would have chased me out if I were to default any of my payments. And I have been contributing a monthly amount of $888 to my CPF account. It might be easier if my dad can affort to buy a flat during his younger days. My dad brought me and my elder sister up as a single parent, when my mum passed away when I was at the age of seven. It had not been easy for him as he is uneducated and working as an odd job labourer. it has always been our dream to own a house as he is already 65 years of age.
I sincerely hope that the loan officer can looked into the matter and kindly grant me a 90% housing loan for my flat.
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Sunday, May 20, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Sure, Rotten Tomatoes only rated the movie, Spiral at 50%. But hey, I still enjoyed this 2007 psychological thriller. (Finally watched it last night. Haha!)
Christopher Armstead has a wonderful review of the movie as published in Film Critics United site. Check it out.
Oh, and there's even a Discussion Forum about what the 'final sketch' is about. You know what I'm referring it if you watch the show. Heh.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Singapore has its Great Singapore Sale (25 May - 22 July 2012), Malaysia with its Malaysia Mega Sale (15 June - 2 September 2012)...and Jakarta has its Jakarta Great Sale (1 June - 14 July)? Hmmm....
Seventy three shopping centers across the city have signed up to participate in the annual Jakarta Great Sale Festival from June 1 until July 14, to celebrate the capital’s 485th anniversary.From Jakarta Post, "Jakarta Great Sale 2012 set to begin in June".
The festival is an annual event organized jointly by the Jakarta branch of the Indonesian Shopping Center Association (APPBI) and the Jakarta administration. This year, the festival will be longer than its usual 30 days, hoping to record more transactions.
“This year, we aim to reach total transactions of Rp 10 trillion (US$1.08 billion),” organizing committee secretary Darwin A. Roni said at the Senayan City shopping center in Central Jakarta on Wednesday.
He said that last year, the festival rang up sales of Rp 8 trillion in 68 participating shopping centers. “As the length of the festival and the number of participating shopping centers have increased, the transactions will increase as well,” he said.
An official from the Jakarta Economic Agency, Hasan Basri, said that the festival was expected to help the city’s economy grow. “More than 20 percent of the city’s revenue comes from the trading and tourism sectors,” he said, adding that lucrative discounts offered by participating shopping centers could attract both domestic and foreign shoppers.
Besides offering discounts of up to 70 percent, this year’s festival was also going to feature social and cultural activities, said Hasan. “We, for example, will hold blood donations in the 73 participating shopping centers,” Hasan said, adding that the committee was also preparing for a carnival displaying decorated carriages and giant ondel-ondel Betawi effigies.
According to the chairman of the organizing committee, Handaka Santosa, the Jakarta Great Sale is a unique festival because the participants will not offer discounted goods of old stock. “Shoppers will be provided with new goods produced specifically for the festival but sold at lower prices,” said Handaka, who is also the chairman of the APPBI.
The Jakarta Great Sale Festival has a long history, dating back to the 1980s.
Sunday, May 06, 2012
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Not really a follow-up to this post, "Kasar 3.0: Al Jazeera crew's camera 'busted by Malaysian police' at rally", but this may also be related to the event called Bersih 3.0, and also involved a foreign news agency, this time it's BBC.
Titled "BBC News on Bersih 3.0 - What the government doesn't want you to know", it's uploaded on 28/04 and featured the two broadcast side by side--one by BBC, and another (the censored version) by Astro Malaysia. (Oh, and it has gathered 371,702 views by the way!)