Archive for December 2007

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

I’ve always wonder how would it be like to have a white christmas here in Singapore. All we get here is rain, rain and more rain.

Love this oldie by Bing Crosby. Hope you like it too.

Bing Crosby – White Christmas

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten,
and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

Uncomfortable cab

The cab was normal. Just that the cab meter is making me uncomfortable.

Taking cab from home to office use to be around $17 during the morning peak hours. Now its $21. That’s a 24% increase. Bloody daylight robbery. And we are talking about smooth traffic. I don’t dare to think how high the fare will go if I’m stuck in the peak hour jam. The 35% peak hour surcharge is too much already.

I think I’ll either have to wake up early or find a new job that is near my house. Taking cab is too painful for the wallet.

The strangest thing is that the media said that the Taxi drivers were the ones who asked for the fare hike. I haven’t seen taxi drivers who wanted the hike actually. Look, increasing the fare will only make less people taking cab. End of the day, you still take home roughly the same amount of money.

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Watched midnight movie with gf after the ping.sg gathering. Since it’s pass midnight, we have no choice but to take cab home. But the good thing is, all the cabs are queuing up and you get to select your preferred brand.

Uncomfortable cab and shitty cab were the first to have the fare hike. Ass n smarty cab just started the fare hike recently. So we decided to take other brand of cab.

Silvercab is nice. For now….

12 Days of Christmas

Well, this is not your usual “12 Days of Christmas”. It’s a funny version. You got to check this out.

It’s done by an A Cappella group call Straight No Chaser. Enjoy.

Straight No Chaser – 12 Days of Christmas

Steal my handphone if you dare

OK, I’m not trying to show off or challenge anybody. But I feel like telling everyone “Steal my handphone if you dare”. That is because I’ve just installed BAK2u Sony Ericsson edition on my precious K800i. So basically I can just throw my phone anywhere and it will come “BAK2me”. :D

I was one of the beta-tester for this software a couple of months back. And when the final version was released for retail, Paddy sent me a free copy for reviewing and personal use. (Retail price at US$19.90) Cool. Thanks Paddy. (OK, actually he sent me this software couple of weeks back. But only found time to do a review today. Sorry for the delay.)

The installation process is a little bit tedious and complicated. But they make it easier by giving us a 3 page installation manual, filled with pictures. Once installed, the phone display a message “Protected by BAK2u”. Although I wish I could change it to “Burn in hell phone thief”. (ok, kidding kidding)


**Pls excuse my blurish photo. Taken using a lousy handphone camera.**

So basically here is how it works. Whenever you turn on your handphone, the software will ask for your password. If the password is wrong, the phone will automatically send a sms to a pre-defined number of your choice. This means you will be able to get the thief’s handphone number.

Next thing is to get some fierce person to call up that fellow and demand them to return the phone or you will lodge a police report. Chances are, they will be surprised that you got hold of their handphone number and they will most likely return you your phone in no time. You can sing “Back to you” by Bryan Adams while waiting for your phone to come back.

One more interesting feature on the BAK2u Sony Ericsson software is the Data Eraser. (Not sure if this feature is available for other version) What this feature does is that it erase everything in your handphone if someone key in the wrong password. The instruction manual says use it carefully. I think it’s a great feature. Tammy won’t be famous if she had this feature in her phone. But I don’t really have any need for that powerful feature. The SMS back feature is good enough for me.

Great software. I think it is something that everyone should have on their phone. Other than Sony Ericsson, BAK2u also supports phones by Nokia, Lenovo, Panasonic, Samsung, LG, Dopod, HTC, HP, Eten and O2. Blackberry version is on beta testing and will be out soon.

Thinking of buying a copy each for my whole family. Wondering if I can get bulk discount. *wink wink* :D

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Update (96 comments later): I think things are getting out of hand here. I don’t mind if the 96 comments are proper comments. But some of the comments are just too much. Just because I don’t moderate my comments or close the commenting in this entry doesn’t means that you can do anything you like.

I think all this has to be stop. It makes no sense to keep reading and replying to some crazy comments here. We are going in circles. Go read BAK2u’s Term Of Use if you want to know more. Everything is answered there.

National Treasure 2

Watched National Treasure 2 on Wednesday night. I’ve been watching free movie for 2 nights in a roll. Thanks to Ming for the invite this time. At first I thought he was kidding or drunk when he said he wanted to invite me for the movie screening. After all, I’m not a Nuffnang member. But I was rather surprised when I got an email from Nannywen informing me about the movie screening.

Reached Suntec earlier than expected to collect the tickets. There was a short queue for collecting tickets. I was given a sticker which says “I pay your bills” together with the 2 movie tickets. Hmm…. but I didn’t pay your bills leh (and I don’t foresee myself paying too).

The movie is nice. Still the same as National Treasure 1 where clues are flying all over the place and you will miss them if you blink your eyes. But the movie is worth catching.