Saturday, September 27, 2008

NS man shot in the groin area

SINGAPORE: A police national serviceman was injured in the groin when a fellow officer accidentally discharged a round from his sub—machine gun while the two were on guard duty.

The incident happened on Monday night at the Police Key Installation Protection Training Camp along Ulu Pandan Road.

Read more here.

Ouch! What a terrible area to be inflicted at. He must be checking his balls and dick making sure there are all there.

The Joker meets Bush on the bailout plan

I think this clip puts the Joker as the hero rather than the villain. With the current economic crisis, the Joker seems to have a better plan at getting America out of recession. But with two villians facing off, I think both have different or rather evil intentions on their propositions.

Anyway, back to reality, confidence of consumers and investors are at a low. With the China food scare that is going around and the dwindling markets, we wonder where this is heading. America is still at war, and probably would want another war (haha! nothing new abt that), China is still trying to fix the food problem and many other problems plagueing their country one after the other ( to name a few: earthquakes, pollutions, tainted China products etc...).

Oil prices have taken a few dips, after a few scares that it might go even higher than predicted. Food prices has kinda become a little cheaper with all the food sales going on, probably because of the tainted China food products.

Here in Singapore, it isn't all that bad. Economy seems to be strong, ppl still do go out and shop. We still have options on food prices, not everything here is expensive, that is of course if you know where to look.

I think the main problems that are concerning Singaporeans are the jobs availability and high costs of living. With the influx of foreigners filling up jobs here, Singaporeans naturally have concern on whether they will be left out. Gone are the days when Singaporeans are sought after so much, now businesses rather employ workers who are cheaper but as reliable or willing to put more working hours than Singaporeans.

Costs of living is high here, I think anyone who have lived here long enough have realised that by now. But personally, Singaporeans still have options. We can still save a small part of our salary, we can still go out and buy cheap products, cheap foods. It isn't so bad really, eventhough I wish I could live more 'comfortably' here.

Comfortably meaning that I won't have to worry so much about my future. With no more pension paying companies anymore, we are left to fend for ourselves on our future. So knowing where to put your money is crucial if you want to live a comfortable life ahead.

We all know CPF is not enough to keep out standard of living constant after we retire(IF we retire at all). Singaporeans are living longer and are more conscious of their health. I see a lot of old men and women brisk walking, jogging and some even running around my neighbourhood. Singaporeans do know how to keep a healthy lifestyle, which I think is a very good trend for everyone else to follow.

So with a lot more older ppl in this country, I think it is time we add more character education in our school curriculum. Many times I have seen youngsters not giving way for passengers to alight, not giving up their seats, making a lot of noise, etc. We are beginning to see a lack of decency in our youths.

Maybe I was unfortunate enough to see the "Dark side" of the youths but I do not think what I have seen applies to all youths in general. I have seen sparks in the youths of today, some do still speak courteously, act graciously and offer to help those in need.

Learning to be respected one has to learn to respect other people.

To avoid an ungracious society, we have to start from the youth and work on from there. Religious and racial tolerance is necessary, and we have been practicing that for decades. A lot of it is necessary now with a lot of foreigners coming into our country. Singapore itself has become a 'rojak' culture. Eventhough it looks 'rojak' it is still a nice place to live, just like the rojak you eat at the stall; Messy array of food, mixed together but tastes nice still.

This kind of mixing of cultures, religion, races isn't new but with addition of new 'flavours' everyone now has to learn to get along with these new 'flavours'. And some how we can all find a balance and get along. I am sure everyone remembers the incident of having foreign workers living near our home. The concerns of Singaporeans living that area are genuine but at the same time I wonder if they were becoming a bit unreasonable.

An uncle of mind lives in a private house owned by his parents. There were some works going on just like 5 steps away from his front gate. Foreign workers where there doing some kind of heavy work and there were working on it for days. He has a sister who lives there at the time.

One day his dad made a jug of orange drink and brought out some plastic cups. My uncle was wondering what he was doing with it and asked him on his purpose. His dad replied, "Oh nothing, just saw those Bangalas out there working. So just thought of offering them some drinks." Of course the foreign workers were pleased when they were offered the drinks. There were small exchanges of words and smiles all around, what his dad did was gracious.

A small kind offer like that actually brings happiness to all their lives. It wasn't necessary at all for him to do that but as a human being, I think he knows these ppl are working hard, and in some way are contributing to our country. These worker are living so far away from home, and I am pretty sure not everyone likes to be so far away from home and work somewhere on a foreign country day and night, making whatever they have earned to send back some money to their families back home.

Not every youth is ungracious and not every foreign worker is a likely criminal.

We have to start from ourselves if we want others to treat us the way we would like to be treated. Be gracious and not look at others like as if he/she is a likely criminal.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Things do not always go your way

After working for some months, I began to see the cracks in the company. I seriously think the IT department has a lot of improvements to make on their online system. A funny thing happened when I was applying for a half day off that turned out with some strange results. And because my 'off' requires approval from my superior, he was kinda pissed with me when he got two time offs on a same day.

Some how the system "accidentally" sent two time offs to him and it confuses him and myself. I had to be firm with my explanation stating that I did try to send him the time offs for approval but I got a 'collision' error instead. If my time off submission was sent, it would have already reflected in the summary but it didn't, so how did he get that time off submission when I actually had an error that doesn't allow me to submit the time offs to him. I further explained that I already did called the helpdesk and even sent an email with an screenshot of the error asking for advise on this problem.

It kinda sickens me when something as simple as managing your time online takes such a long time to rectify. I wonder if I can ever apply leave at all!

Because of this, I wasn't able to do other side projects for the company. These side projects take time to do, it is not official, but we realise as a team that it is important to do it because it will benefit the future intakes next year.

I don't wish to talk more abt it because it just makes me boil thinking abt it. Obviously, there is something wrong with the system. I just don't want this incident strain our relationship, hopefully it gets resolved soon and I am going to make sure of it.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

T-Mobile G1 Android Phone : An ugly phone with potential

I like the way how you can customize the way you unlock your phone. I like the keyboard slide, very helpful when you want to write a long email or text document. I like the buttons, the functionality, the ability to add widgets, shortcuts. I also like how it moves to landscape mode when you tilt your phone horizontally. I like the touchscreen too!

I just do not like the look of it. Unlike the Iphone where I would go "Ooo.... Aaahhh!" with my eyes and mouth wide open. It took me a while to appreciate how good this phone really is.

It looks pretty much simplistic even though it has so many buttons. And it has interesting shortcuts for you to access certain functions in your phone.

I think there are other specs that it lacks but I have yet to find out what they are. With so many news on the net about this product, it gets pretty confusing. I will update accordingly when I have found the right info about this product.


Networks - GSM/GPRS (without EDGE) Chipset - TI OMAP 1710 216 MHz CPU and 64 MB of memory Display – 2.5” 320x240 pixels touchscreen 2-megapixel camera Wi-Fi 802.11g Built-in SIP VOIP-client Opera browser Widgets (i.e. weather forecast of share rating)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Why do I keep dreaming it is Friday?

I was really tired today. Haven't had enough sleep the past day so needless to say, I knocked out around 9 plus.

But I had this reoccurring dream that it is Friday and my mind kept trying to wake up but somehow my body just couldn't bother at all. But still, my mind kept insisting to wake up.

Somehow my body prevailed and I woke up just in time for breakfast and now I feel so refreshed.

Moral of the story?

Listen to your body.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

9000 penises for your children

Yes, 9000. That's how many there are out there.

Who are they?

There is a network of them going on out there. From the video, Oprah is warning us about them. They are organised and they post videos on the net of their escapades. I do not know if this network spreads over to this country but it doesn't hurt to be careful.

We already are having problems looking for safe food for our children (Yes, I am talking abt those milk made in China). We are now facing a growing problem of sick men who derive satisfaction from raping children.

The Most Dangerous Battery

I do not know if it is the World's Dangerous Battery. There are other forms of stored energy that has much more catastrophic effect than this but this battery does burn up into flames if overcharged. So that means if you leave your remote control planes, cars, helicopters etc, charged for too long, you will create fire.

I wonder if phone batteries flame up if it is left to over charged for too long..... hmmm.... come to think of it, how about my laptop battery?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Look at how a cat creeps up on you

This video is funny and creepy at the same time. I have seen my cat do that to me before. All you have to do is peak your head out of a corner, and then hide back behind the corner. Keep doing it and you will see how your cat seems to appear closer to you.

It doesn't work on stray cats though. :P

Beat up that Mat game!

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What a game! I can't believe I am so sadistic to be actually enjoying this game. No offence to those Mats out there, but such game is sure to sprung up sooner or later.

Obviously this game is not PG rated, it is quite gore and painful to watch. But heck, it did say Punish toPurify! Enjoy the game and have a ball!

Click here to go to their website.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Singapore swimmer Yip wins gold in 50m backstroke

Congratulations Yip Pin Xiu, for winning gold in the Paralympics 50m Backstroke. Not only did she break the Paralympic record but also the world record!

Read more about her achievement here.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Stress: It can make you kill yourself or make you kill others

You have read about ppl killing themselves because of stress. Yes, the many ways of suicide you can read about in the news here on our tiny island. Be it jumping off a building, or jumping onto the tracks of an incoming train, or wrist slashing, etc. But even though stress can make you self mutilate, I think this story has a different take on how stress can enrage you to go beyond your own limits.

This man stabbed his wife several times, IN FRONT OF HIS CHILDREN who were pleading him to stop! The lady survived the attack but the man went further in trying to saw off her head. Woah! This guy seriously have issues!

Read about it here.

I personally think he is insane. The reason why I think he is insane is because of 3 factors:

1) He tried to kill his wife
2) He tried to kill his wife, in front of his children
3) He tried to kill his wife, in front of his children by trying to saw off her head

You have to be really mad to even try to kill your wife and the fact that he tried to do it in front of his children is just merciless. Doesn't this guy have any compassion when his children are pleading for him to stop. His children is going to be scarred for life because of that incident. And trying to decapitate someone let alone your own wife is just plain crazy.

" Deputy Public Prosecutor Cheryl Kam described Tan's attack on Madam Goh as savage and brutal."- Channelnewsasia

You darn right it's savage and brutal! I hope they send him for some kind of psychiatric treatment because locking him up isn't going to solve his problem.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My first Google adsense cheque

Yup, finally got me cheque. At least, I know Google adsense is not ripping me off. Haha! Thanks Google!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Noel Gallagher attacked on stage during a performance

Despite being pushed down, Noel manages to get up and Oasis continued playing about 5 mins later. Even though they could have ended the concert there, they continued on to play till the end. Sounds like Noel seems fine, but latest news revealed that Noel has a broken a rib and suffered ligament damage. Hope you get well soon Noel.

You can see from the video that the attacker was going after Liam next but he was quickly brought down before he could even reach him. I think it comes to a shock to everyone seeing something like that happen during a concert.

The whole incident happened in Toronto, Canada. I am just surprised by their lax in security. How could anyone get on stage so easily like that?

Read more about it here.

And here.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Man rapes his 8 DAY OLD DAUGHTER!

WTF?! Seriously! What the F***?! What sick man could even rape his own daughter let alone someone who is only 8 DAYS OLD?!

I seriously do not care what kind of excuse or past abuse this man had. Raping your own daughter is sick! And how the F**** do you even have the ability to be aroused by a baby.

And yes I put man NOT Father, because this man aka monster, is not fit to be a father.

Click here to read more about this sick, sick monster.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Google creates a browser

Yup, it is called Google Chrome. Rumors are going on in the net as to what can it can do and when it will launch. Apparently they are launching a beta version tomorrow to 100 countries. Not too sure if it will be launch here yet but let's hope we will get to try it ourselves.

Read the web comic abt his new web browser.

Read more abt it here.