Archive for November 2007

Ready for the big night

Oops… Sorry, wrong picture. Not this kind of big night.
(Got this picture from the NUS toilet cubicle door. Looks like NUS students got a bigger night than me)

Anyway, tonight is the big night for me. I’m going to take the last exam paper in my entire whole life TONIGHT. (Provided that I pass this module) WOOHOO!!

I’m excited. Am so close away from freedom. No more exams for the rest of my life. No more studies. No more boring lecture. No more shitty lecturer. Celebration!!

Wait….. I haven’t finish my exams yet. Shit…… still need to revise for that last paper. Sianz…. Going out for breakfast then go to my school library for the last revision.

Spartans! Ready your breakfast and eat hearty… For tonight, we dine in hell!

Dad was asking me if I got any intentions to take Masters after my Degree. He must be kidding. I have enough of studying already. No way am I going to take Masters. Over my dead body!!!

Businessweek Asia’s Young Entrepreneurs award

I was browsing thru the nominees for Businessweek Asia’s Young Entrepreneurs and found quite a number of familiar faces. Interesting to see so many entrepreneurs around me. Make me feel like starting my own business. Haha.

Congrats to Uzyn and Henry for making into that list. Wah…. Businessweek leh. Don’t play play. I’ve been a user of ping.sg and bookjetty for some time already. Nice to see both of them in the award.

Wait…. Paddy is in the list too. This guy has made it to almost every media in the world from CNN, CNBC to WSJ. Now businessweek? OEI, give others a chance lah. Stop hogging the news.

And how come Paddy is in the Asia’s Young Entrepreneurs Award? He still young meh? At 32, he is the oldest nominee for the award. 32 years old still can consider young meh? You got to be kidding right? Define the word “Young”.

OK, maybe they included him in the list because he sings “Forever Young” by Alphaville every morning. His wife told me his singing is horrible. But who cares? We choosing entrepreneurs here, not singers.

OK OK, jokes aside, Paddy is a brilliant entrepreneur. His got a chain of companies under his belt like Petbak, Bak2u, PhoneBAK, Verey I and GadgetTrak. And most recently, a blog advertising company call Blog2u. Among the 25 nominees, I think Paddy is the most deserving winner. His PhoneBAK and Verey I are doing very well and GadgetTrak is picking up.

My votes go to him.

Vote Paddy Tan Lek Han (BAK2U.com) for Businessweek Asia’s Young Entrepreneurs award.

Disclaimer: This is a paid advertisement. Paddy promise to treat me a cup of Mocha at Geek Terminal if he wins.

Plagiarism is the sincerest form of flattery

After the “Attack of the ping.sg clone”, we see another website trying to copy the success of ping.sg. This time, it is innit from Nuffnang.

I always feel that plagiarism is the sincerest form of flattery. And this time, it’s by a commercial entity. I bet Uzyn must be jumping in joy now.

Something interesting. The top 10 most popular entry does not have a time frame unlike ping.sg where the top 10 is valid for 24 hours. Which means it is hard to knock someone down the chart once they made it there. Cause we all know that people usually click on the top 10 entries.

But judging from the title of the top 10 entries, I doubt it would be an issue.

Update: After more playing, I discovered that it’s not really similar to Ping.sg. In ping.sg, whenever you click on the entry, it’s counted as a “Pong”. But for innit, you need to click on the “Nang it” it count as a “Nang”.

In another word, not much flattery. Sigh.

What is wrong with the Ang Moh in Sg?

After the trishaw incident, we get Ang Moh at TPY bullying students. Perhaps we should sometimes remind them that Singapore is no longer a colony.

I don’t know what exactly happened here. You can read the full story at her blog. (Which I can’t seem to permalink. Try look for the article on 15 Nov 2007.)

My bag hit the woman accidentally and i didnt even realize that my bag hit her. She then used her umbrella and attacked me from the back. Now put yourself in my shoes. If someone attacked you from the back, will you talk to the person calmly or will you fight back immediately? Moreover, i did not even lay a finger on her at all, yet she was accusing us (me and my friend) for hitting her frist. And hey, i DID apologize to her even after she hit me! If apologizing could solve the matter, i wouldn’t be in such a sticky situation now.

Plus, bumping into one another in a crowded area is something extremely common. And i did not deliberately bump into her. It’s an accident! If she dont wanna get bumped into then i think she should really just stay at home.

Yes, this might be just one-sided, then why did they couple refuse to talk when the police arrived? Worst, they refused to give the police their identification! Now, will a normal person dare to rebel against the police? If i am not wrong, they got arrested on the spot.

Whatever i’ve said is true. Whether to believe it or not, it’s up to you.

You will be the judge.

Interesting, you can actually refuse to give your identification to the police. Really? Wow. Didn’t know singapore is such lawless.

Don’t really want to add any comments to this incident since most of the information we got is from one side and the video only shows the arguement after the actual incident. I choose to believe her as I don’t see any reason for her to lie. Anyway, judge for yourself.

But I’m glad that Singaporeans actually stand up for fellow citizen at times like this.

PS: Coincidentally, I bump into an Ang Moh bully yesterday at a supermarket. We stared at each other for a couple of seconds before I rush off to catch a movie. I guess I’ll choose Stardust over helping his parents teach him a lesson on manners. Perhaps more on that in another entry.

Save the script writer, save the world

The Writers Guild of America is on strike. At first, I didn’t think much about it as I didn’t expect it to have much impact. That was until I heard that they changed the last few minutes of season 2’s 11th episode to give it a proper ending just in case this is the last episode. And to make things worst, the filming of Heroes: Origins will be put on hold.

This is bad. The last time they went on strike was in 1988 and it lasted for 22 weeks. I hope this strike won’t last too long. It’s going to affect the film industry. And most importantly, it’s going to affect Heroes.

Found this clip which explains what the Writers Guild of America wants. They aren’t asking too much. Just a slight increase residuals for DVD and new media which I think they deserves it.

Save the cheer leader script writer, save the world.