November 11, 2007
Rinaz is the wins the Best Asian Blog in the 2007 Weblog Awards.
Of course, at the same time, there will be detractors that says that the weblog awards is nothing more but a popularity contest. And in a way, I do agree - but at the same time, I have emphasize that I have put in time and effort to research, to showcase and share the experiences that I’ve gone through.
May 30, 2007
I recently had dinner with Hitchoo founder, Yinghan Hu, who intends to reverse the online dating game. What happens next was quite surreal:
Under normal circumstance, I’d have thought to myself, she’s cute, then paid and walked off... Under Yinghan’s Hitchoo-powered circumstance, he whipped out his wallet, took out the familiar brown card, and in a genuine manner, told her “you made my day”.
She was flattered.
For those single like me, check out Hitchoo.com.
April 02, 2007
March 07, 2007
Entrepreneur27 SG said:
We were pretty excited to learn of Velvet Puffin’s (VP) lightning rise to the top of the local Web2.0 pile today; first the local Business Times feature and then the “Web 2.0 Richter Scale” of Techcrunch. Both founders, R Chandrasekar and Sam Hon are 26 and Velvet Puffin is a project under Radixs, a 60-person company both have founded since 2002. Co-founder Chandrasekar also reveals a total of $10million financing (seed and Series A) for the startup from Purple Ray, Artisan Encipta and the Singapore Economic Development Board.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "A review of the website that launched today. We can all take a look at our home-grown Web2.0 company and help support it!"
February 14, 2007
Josef Lee said:
I've recently started a web comic titled 'The Life Of Mann'. This project is best described as a collaboration in creative storytelling. I started this as an experiment to explore how a single idea, when passed through different hands can be pushed much further than possible with a single creator.
The online graphic novel tells the story of the main character - Mann. The interesting part, however, is that every 5 pages of the story will be continued by a different artist/writer. There are no restrictions to the style of drawing, direction of story, or way of presentation. Only condition is that the story MUST CONTINUE.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "The Life Of Mann is a collaborative project initiated by The Museum of Modern Fiction, led by Josef Lee, a designer / illustrator from Singapore. Through this project, he hopes to collaborate with creatives from around the world and in the process, see how a single idea can evolve when passed through various hands.
February 11, 2007
We continue to unearth the more exciting Web2.0 startups in little Singapore, those with crazy ideas that should really sink or swim, as evaluated in front of our live audience. There’s no better way to crash-test your business model in front of real consumers themselves — young university students and bored young professionals with lots of free time spent surfing the web at home, in dorms and offices. If you are keen to practise your VC analytical skills, come sit in. Its really kinda like American Idol where the audience members are all Simon Cowells, Randy Jacksons and Paula Abduls.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Interesting, even the MDA folks who launched the $500M IDM fund will be at the same event. No harm checking out if our local Web2.0 initiatives will take off. "
January 18, 2007
January 08, 2007
This event almost looks like another initiative by some harried civil servant who pulled together a bunch of kakis from the other ministries to show the whole world they are all collectively putting effort in doing something that meets their KPI/ ROI/ whatever.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Some views offered on what the government agencies are doing to create a "Web3.0" Industry in Singapore. Are these guys hopelessly out of touch or are we missing something here?"
December 06, 2006
There are few things more frustrating than taking time to fill in an extensively detailed form on your bank’s website, clicking submit, then a “Only works on IE” message which wipes out all the data you so fastidiously keyed in.
The W3C and other groups like The Web Standards Project are helping web designers and developers solve these problems by establishing web standards that form the framework of the web for the future.
It’s time Singapore chipped in.
Whether you’re a web standards nut or if you’re interested in finding more about web standards, we’re having a meet up session on the 17th of January, 8pm. The venue will be confirmed at a later date.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "A meetup on web standards."
October 18, 2006
This is a classic story of a hot young thing that skyrocketed to fame, got blinded by the dazzling lights of scrutiny and thudded back to Earth to peter out of sight with a whimper. Thats the story of Friendster, the first-ever "MySpace-to-be" touted to be the next billion-dollar empire but became a spectacular failure millions of dollars later. John Doerr, Ram Shriram, Peter Thiel (co-founder of PayPal) , Tom Koogle (chief executive of Yahoo through the second half of the 1990’s). It was an All-Star Team. No one could touch them. Google tried buying them in 2003 for $30M but was rebuffed. Friendster thought it could be much bigger, maybe something bigger than what Google is today.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "For some of us, Friendster has been part of our lives in secondary school, JC and then uni. We grew up with it, thinking it was cool to connect and "kapo" on our friends there. But its a real dud in America. Why MySpace became so hot and Friendster sucks (with thos slow loading of their pages) should be commuicated to Singaporeans. "
September 02, 2006
BookMooch works on a points system. For each book you add to your inventory (ie books that you’re willing to give away), you get 0.1 points. To mooch a book from someone in the same country as you, you spend 1 point. If the person who owns the book you want is in another country, it costs you 2 points.
Recommended by ketsugi: "BookMooch is a new service that connects people who have books to give away, and who want free books. It's beginning to attract a strong Singaporean community, so I thought I'd try to get the word out to more people."
January 19, 2006
December 20, 2005
December 10, 2005
I will never be nominated because 1) I am not a hottie, 2) I have no cute baby photos, 3) I don't have gift for the gab. What I do have is my thoughts on the rest of us who aren't popular enough for the Weblog Awards. Consider this a "feel-good" movie for the average Joe...
June 19, 2005
Welcome to The Adventures Of Pudding, a graphical depiction of the (extremely) bizarre life of an (extremely) pale and lazy Singapore flight stewardess living in Tampines.
The Author is a bum who sits on her ass in front of the computer for at least 40% of the day, and only works when she really really has to. She sleeps very little, about 4 to 5 hours a night (Now would be a good example as she has to wake up at 4.30am tomorrow). Her favourite foods are carbohydrates and TEH 75%-SI.(Which would explain her inability to lose weight)