May 19, 2005
May 18, 2005
SillyCelly expunged about her recent interview......
Yeah.. Sandra and me got interviewed by Shin Min last Friday.Whether or not it gets published is another story.If it is published, whether I read it or not is another story.If I do read it, whether I understand it or not is another story... It's gonna be in Chinese!!!!!!!!!!!Link
May 16, 2005
May 14, 2005
Meet the new faces of the Singapore scientist from A*Star.
They are pretty. Bright. Vivacious.
One of them scuba dives and was a former child model and actress.
Two heat up the dance floor with their salsa moves.
These women are into laboratory research work and they deal with stem cells and work on possible cures for diabetes and neuro-degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease.
They are the new Singapore scientists.
May 13, 2005
It is Friday the 13th! IZ Reloaded finds out the origin of the unluckiest day of the year.
One theory is during the Biblical Last Supper, there were 13 guests and Jesus Christ's crucifixion happened on a Friday. Another say that Eve is rumored to have given Adam the apple on a Friday. But most people agree that this fear of Friday the 13th comes from several traditions, Christian theology and Viking tradition, which combine separate fears of Friday and the number 13.
May 11, 2005
mrbrown invites everyone to join The Great "Singapore decides not to sue blogger" Viral game.
From Hongkong to Bangkok, from USA to South Africa, from Canada to the UK, the refrain rang out, "Singapore decides not to sue blogger".
Scared the world dunno issit?
Some poor PR department working overtime these few days, I think.
May 10, 2005
On its website, the Amnesty International Film Festival in West Hollywood says Singapore Rebel "has just been withdrawn from the Singapore International Film Festival because of government censorship".
"We are proud to host the World Premiere and to support freedom of expression for artists worldwide," the site says.
May 10, 2005
Talking about hiring blogger, I am targeting earning RM1000 from blogging Internet in a month, and then RM2000, then RM3000… then…
The income will mainly come from Google Adsense, and supported by BlogAds, web hosting services, and web development projects.
Wish me luck.
P/S: no girlfriend and car really save alot of money.
Firstly, stop laughing at his rotten English. The standard of English in Malaysia is shite because they study in Malay over there. This dude runs a fantastic blog and another gadgets blog which is updated religiously every other day. Check out the figures he's giving about revenue from ads on his blog. Respect!
May 09, 2005
Financial Times reported on AcidFlask. I know everyone is sick of this news but wah, on International media leh! Now the world is watching...
A threatened libel suit against a blogger by a Singapore government agency has raised concerns among international press freedom groups that the city-state might be cracking down against dissent on the internet.
May 09, 2005
The Observer reported on vigil for Shanmugam Murugesu:
Many of the participants in the vigil, which comprised artistic performances and speeches, said they were there for reasons beyond the immediate one of seeking to change the mandatory death penalty for people caught with at least 500g of marijuana or 2g of heroin.
May 08, 2005
Cheeky releases another edition of his hit spoof 'Wake Up Your F***ing Idea Singapore!', where Suzanne interviews mrbrown only to be interrupted by late breaking news:
Suzanne: A breaking news. Wow. It has been a long time since we got one. How exciting.
Richard: Yes I know and I like to remind our viewers you are hearing it first on Channel News Asia.
Suzanne: Hurry up and tell Richard. The suspense is killing me.
Richard: *Looking very serious* We just received news that Pope John Paul II is dead.
May 06, 2005
redder has a view on the news reports.
It is interesting to note that on Thursday night, during the telecast of CNA television program "Up Close with the Prime Minister", our head of government mentioned the government "want the people to be involved, to discuss, to understand and to have a view."
He also added, "So in our system, ultimately the Government is decided by you, so if you don't agree with the government and you think the government is wrong, then the way to do it is to go into the arena and say: 'I believe this, he's mistaken, let's argue it out.'...I think that's the way all democracies work. If you have a view, debate..."
Think he did leave out legal action taken against the people by the government if they do not agree with your view.
May 03, 2005
Here is a post from Peking Duck on a reporter in China sentenced to 10-year jail term for "illegally providing state secrets to foreigners". Read his comments, especially the last part about police state and the strategy. Sounds familiar siah!!!
April 28, 2005
Bing Feng have a short and sweet summary of what happened during the protest in Taiwan.
this guy (a taiwan independence supporter ), with a guan-sword (a traditional chinese sword used by general Guan Yun-Chang of 3-kingdom period), appears in taiwan's CKS airport to protest Lien Chan's visit to mainland china.
and how the protest turned out to be? well, let's say the "demo-crazy" in taiwan is still in its infant stage.
[jseng; I know it is Taiwan news but this is too interesting to pass :-)]
April 26, 2005
Indian Stallion said
Was reading in the papers on Friday about teens who pay exorbitant prices for clothing like T-shirts and jeans. We are not talking 100 to 200 dollars here, but rather insane prices like $1,300 dollars for a pair of jeans.
A Bathing Ape T-Shirt : $400
Neighbourhood jeans : $1200
A Bathing Ape trainers: $900
Bounty Hunter dog tag : $139
Bounty Hunger wrist band : $90
Supreme haversack : $250
Knowing the value of money : Priceless
[caleb] It's very sad that I never had this kind of lifestyle when I was a teen. Instead I had to make do with Calvin Klein, D&G, Louis Vuitton, Emporio Armani etc. They are all so uncool in retrospect. Sob sob sob.
I blame their parents and mentors.
April 26, 2005
Singapore and India will wrap up talks on an enlarged free-trade pact within a month, Singapore's Prime Minister was quoted as saying on Monday, after a sharp increase of trade and investment flows in the past year.
[jseng: not sure if it is reported in ST but can't link it anyway so bopian, link to IndiaDaily instead.]
[caleb: I don't even remember what the ST look like anymore. It's made itself irrelevant]
April 26, 2005
HUICHIEH LOY said:
PSC does not condone the making of racist comments by its scholars. It views this matter seriously and has issued a letter of reprimand to Mr Chua. We note that Mr Chua has taken full responsibility for the comments made on his personal blog and has apologised publicly for his insensitive remarks.
PSC reprimands scholar by writing him a letter of reprimand. All over the world, scholars withdraw into their respective closets in fear of reprise now that PSC has publicly stated that racism is wrong. Let's hope Mr Chua turns into somebody better after this episode.
April 23, 2005
Tan Seow Hon has a read-worthy article in yesterday's ST ("A blog on your character"). She writes in response to the uproar generated by a certain incident (Singapore Angle has wonderful extensive coverage here), on the privacy issues (among other things) that pertain to blogging...
April 21, 2005
Karen writes about Bertrand Lee, the Singaporean director who lost a leg during filming:
Met my sister over the weekend and she told me about her friend, Bertrand. I only remember him as one of the many people who used to hang out at my house. But although I have never spoken to him, news of him losing a leg, being on so much painkillers that he's become incoherent and suffering one complication after another, shook me.
April 21, 2005
Before one compares Singapore with its own chosen benchmarks for vitality -- New York, London and Paris -- it might pay to look closer home at a city like Bangalore, whose population of 5.7 million is similar to Singapore's 4.2 million.
While there are many things Singapore can teach Bangalore, what it can learn from the Indian city is that a lively urban landscape need not be a planned outcome.