Archive for September 2006

Too good to be true

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A friend of mine recently introduced me to some online investment funds that promise an average of 20% return every month. Sounds good. Her husband has an account and is earning some profits.

Seriously, 20% return every month is really very tempting. So tempting that it sound too good to be true. I did a search on the so called online investment funds thing and found quite a lot of people recommending others to join in. Appearantly, these people also make some profits. I think they also earn points by getting more people join in. That explains why everyone is so eager to introduce this investment to others. Sound like a MLM scheme. But appearantly, there seems more to it.

Read a few online forum discussion on that online investment funds. All of them make reference to ponzi scheme. Ponzi scheme has been around for more than 100 years already. And the fundamental concept of this scheme is offering high returns to initial invester so that they will pull in more invester. While the earlier invester will really get high returns, those who enter the scheme late will get their money conned.

Ok, so I know this online investment fund will collapse sooner or later. But question is, when? If it collapse later, maybe I could still join and get some profits.

But on second thoughts, maybe not. This stuff has been there for nearly a year now. Way too risky. I think I’ll stick to those investment funds offered here.

New hotspot

Good food. Free flow drinks. Free WIFI.

“welcome to carl’s jr”

Meeting with ex

Was roaming around suntec last night. Had a sinful dinner at carl’s Jr and was looking for a place idle for the rest of the night. Decided to go to Starbucks for a drink and WIFI. Just when I was queuing up, my phone rang. It was Jessie.

She just finished her facial and was looking for company for dinner. Since she is just nearby, I agreed to “watch” her eat as I’m too full to eat anything.

Jessie is my ex gf. We were together when I was in the army and broke off 4 years ago. That was the longest relationship I ever had. We still keep contact and meet up once in a while.

We decided to go for a drink after her subway sandwich. Wanted to go balaclava, but the place was too pack. Tried Paulaner, but also too crowded. We finally settled down at Flo at One Fullerton.

I had Hoegaarden again. Couldn’t resist when I see them serving Hoegaarden in those huge glass. I guess Hoegaarden taste better in those huge manly glasses.

We had a good chat. I always believe that you can still be friends after break up. Its nice to have her as a friend. She said that I’m her only ex that she still keeps in contact with. I’m so honoured. :)

Jessie is getting married next weekend. Congrats. Wish the both of you and your husband a blissful marriage.

Me battery on recall

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Latest news, IBM/Lenovo is recalling around 500,000 Sony battery. I’ve checked and found that my battery is in the recall list. YIPPIE!!! I’m getting new battery!!!

Dear Lenovo Customer,

Lenovo and IBM Corporation, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and other regulatory agencies, have announced the voluntary recall of certain lithium-ion batteries manufactured by Sony Corporation. In the interest of public safety, Lenovo will offer customers free-of-charge replacement batteries for all recalled batteries. View Battery recall FAQs.

IBM and Lenovo sold these Sony batteries in systems listed below between February 2005 and September 2006. Customers who bought one of the following systems may have a battery subject to this recall:

ThinkPad R Series (R51e, R52, R60, R60e)
ThinkPad T Series (T43, T43p, T60)
ThinkPad X Series (X60, X60s)

Additionally, since these batteries can also be used with ThinkPad T4x Series or ThinkPad R5x Series systems, customers who ordered an extra battery or received a replacement battery for any ThinkPad T4x or ThinkPad R5x Series notebook PC between February 2005 and September 2006 may also have a battery subject to recall.

You can check if your battery is on the recall list here.

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Called their customer service and was told that they will send the replacement battery within 6 weeks time. Eeerr…. 6 weeks. That means I’ll still be carrying that bomb for the next 6 weeks.

Hope SMRT don’t put up this poster.

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**Updates**

The customer service person said WITHIN 6 weeks right? Today is also considered “Within 6 weeks”.

The delivery man called me on my handphone at around 2:30pm, saying he is at the lift lobby of my office. I got a shock. I thought really need to wait 6 weeks. And the amazing thing is, I just call the customer support today at 11:30am. Within 3 hours and my battery is changed. Good job!

Oh ya…. its a Sanyo now. :D

Me GTO

Remember the face recognition thing that I did some time back?

Discovered that they now have this new collage feature where they make a nice picture of your result. Cool huh?

So I try using the picture that I submitted that time. But I didn’t get Tony Leung this time. DAMN. Tony Leung very yandao leh. Why I don’t look like him anymore?

Anyway, as usual, I get a bunch of peope whom I don’t recognise. All except one.

Takashi Sorimachi. 反町隆史. 63% somemore.

I swear that I didn’t photoshop this picture. REALLY.

Me GTO. Hahahaha…. The program must be faulty again. Sorry to all the Takashi Sorimachi fans.