Archive for July 2007

7 Bloggers I Admire Most

I was tagged by Daphne to do this 7 bloggers I admire most entry. Who ask me big mouth go suggest to her to make it a tag so that we can “spread the love”.

Anyway, this is a good tag. It is a counter to some so and so “famous blogger” and her “7 most disgusting blogger” post. (Notice that I purposely don’t name or link her in my post.)

Anyway, here are the 7 bloggers that I admire most. (Not in any order)

Cobalt Paladin
Winner of award 2007 most insightful blog. His blog is about his struggle on the road of an entrepreneur. I admire his courage to be an entrepreneur. And up to now, he is still anonymous. Nobody know who is he. Well, I respect his wish to be anonymous. In fact, I’m surprised that he managed to remain anonymous for so long.

Paddy Tan
Another very successful entrepreneur. His company has been doing pretty well and he has been hogging the major news agencies like CNN, CNBC, WSJ, Digital Life etc etc etc. YOZ! Give others a chance lah. Whoever say god is fair should look at Paddy. He got the looks, money and even iPhone! He even got a very pretty wife. Wah ciao. Why upstairs so unfair one?

Some call him the grandfather of Singapore blogging. He is a very talented writer. His blog entries are always funny and close to the heart. He managed to make fun of the political party and members without landing himself into trouble. He knew where to draw the line and he has been doing it well. Respect for this guy.

A very sweet looking lady whom I’ve been following her blog for more than a year already. I admire her courage to backpack travel to places like India and Cambodia. Am glad that I finally got the chance to meet her face to face during village talk. Her speech that night was one of the best.

Ice Angel
I’ve been following her blog for quite some time. She is one of the 7 bloggers being attacked by that “famous blogger”. I admire her for her great blog template design. And after this incident, I admire the way she handle the whole issue. Can’t believe all these coming from a 17 year old gal. Respect.

Scott Adams (Dilbert)
Love his comic. The jokes in his comic are those “intelligent” jokes. You need to think about it for a while to really understand what is he talking about. And his blog is the same as his comic. Very funny.

Some calls him “Lord of the links”. His blog is all about links. Links to other interesting stuff that he found on the web. Admire his abilities to find so many interesting things and catalog them in his blog. And hate him for showing me what is Desktop Tower Defence. I’m hooked on it now! Argh.

OK, now tag 7 people.
I tag the 7 people in my list. (Ya, as if people like mrbrown, Scott Adams, Ice Angel and Popagandhi got read my blog like that. Well, at least I know Paddy and Cobalt Paladin got read this blog. Lancerlord sometimes. :D So, YOU HAVE BEEN TAGGED. *Evil laugh*

Disclaimer: If your name didn’t appear on this list, it might not be because I don’t admire you. Maybe I admire them more than you. Maybe you are in the 8th position in my list. Or maybe because I want to admire you secertly. (Highly possible if you are a gal and look pretty :D )

Don’t feel sad if you don’t appear in this list ok? Don’t go commit suicide if you don’t find your name in this list. OK? It’s not end of the world yet.

Shouldn’t the process be more important than the destination?

OK, since everyone is talking about Harry Potter, maybe I should put down my views too.

I’m no Harry Potter fan. Perhaps that is why I feel that everything has been over hyped. The media overplayed the ending until it has become so important. Yes, someone will die in the end. But who? If you want to know, go read the book.

But something I do not understand. Why is everyone so concern about the ending? When people got the book, the first thing they do is flip to the last chapters and read the ending to find out who died. What happen to the process? Shouldn’t the process be more important than the destination?

We see arguments in because someone posted the ending in the shoutbox few days before the book was released. Yes, that person is wrong to do so. But then there is really no need to over-react over this issue. Its just a small slice of the ending. You can still enjoy the whole thing even if you know what happen in the end.

Its just like before Star War III was released, everyone already know before that Anakin Skywalker will fall into lava and become Dark Vader.

Frodo destroys the ring by throwing it into the lava at Mount Doom.

King Kong was shot dead at the top of Empire State building.

The Titanic hits an iceberg and sank.

So? Everyone still enjoys these movie despite knowing the ending beforehand.

It’s the process that matters…. not the destination.

iPhone, wine appreciation and job interview

Here is a summary of what happen during the interesting week.

Went to Geek Terminal to check out iPhone on Tuesday. Cool stuff. The interface is great. Its just like a MacOS. Everything is very elegant. The keyboard need some practice. But its only a cool phone.

But specifications wise, its not as good. The camera is just 2.0 megapix. No video recording. No MMS. Still using 2.5G. Kinda disappointing.

We took a picture of some handphones lineup together. Wanted to upload but blogger been giving me problem. You can see it here. The picture reminds me of the pictures we took in the past during SPUG meetup.

Thanks Paddy for hosting such a wonderful event. :)

Wine appreciation
Went for the wine appreciation course on Thursday. My company invited some “wine expert” to give a talk. It was quite badly done. The speaker isn’t very sure of his stuff. I think he should join toastmasters before considering giving talk about wine. Wasted my $20.

Well, I think I’m the youngest among the attendees. The rest are mostly uncle and aunties. They seems like they are not here for the wine appreciation talk, but rather, just to drink free wine.

Job Interview
The job interview went smoothly. There is a written test where they ask me to write about a topic within 30minutes. I think I bullshit too much. But can’t help. The question is like asking me to bullshit. Perhaps they need someone to bullshit in that position? Anyway, no kick for me. They forgot I got a B- for bullshitting. Hahaha.

The job scope sound interesting. Really wish that I could get this job. And the workplace is very near my house. I think I’ll ride a bike to work if I get this job.

Toast Box

T treated us to toastbox on his last day in the company. Never tried toastbox before, although I heard people saying that their coffee and toast not nice one.

Anyway, since he treating and the nearest “high class” coffee and toast is toastbox, we just give it a try.

Their toast looks nice right?
They give you a generous spread of butter. Well, that is what you think when you look at the outside. When you open up the toast, you will see this….

Wah piang. Looks good on the outside only. The slice of butter is so THIN! Less than 1cm thick lor. Wah Piang, cheat money one. Remind myself not to buy toast from toastbox. Oh ya… and their coffee sucks too.

Give me Ya Kun or Killiney anytime.

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