Archive for January 2008

Hair bands made from recycled condom

Warning: Got this from email. I can’t verify if real or hoax.

From the country that gives you fake iPod, fake eggs and fake milk powder…. here comes fake hair bands!

Ok, not really fake hair bands. But hair bands made from recycled condom. Whatever…. still very gross.

Used condoms are being recycled into hair bands in southern China, threatening to spread sexually-transmittable diseases they were originally meant to prevent, state media reported Tuesday
In the latest example of potentially harmful Chinese-made products, rubber hair bands have been found in local markets and beauty salons in Dongguan and Guangzhou cities in southern Guangdong province, China Daily newspaper said.
‘These cheap and colourful rubber bands and hair ties sell well … threatening the health of local people,’ it said.
Despite being recycled, the hair bands could still contain bacteria and viruses, it said.
‘People could be infected with AIDS, (genital) warts or other diseases if they hold the rubber bands or strings in their mouths while waving their hair into plaits or buns,’ the paper quoted a local dermatologist who gave only his surname, Dong, as saying.
A bag of ten of the recycled bands sells for just 25 fen (three cents), much cheaper than others on the market, accounting for their popularity, the paper said.
A government official was quoted as saying recycling condoms was illegal.
China’s manufacturing industry has been repeatedly tarnished this year by a string of scandals involving shoddy or dangerous goods made for both domestic and foreign markets.
In response, it launched a public relations blitz this summer aimed at playing up efforts to strengthen monitoring systems.

Or maybe they are defective condom rejected by the factory? Or something that looks like condom? Cause if you think about it, how they find so much used condom to begin with?

But you must really salute to the guy for coming up with this idea.

Do let me know if you have any reliable sources to proof that it is real or hoax. I tried to google about this and found several forum discussion claiming that it is fake. But then someone posted more pictures of the fake hair bands.

So is it real or fake? Judge for yourself.

Linkin Park – Numb

Linkin Park – Numb

I’m tired of being what you want me to be
Feeling so faithless lost under the surface
Don’t know what you’re expecting of me
Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes
(Caught in the undertow just caught in the undertow)
Every step that I take is another mistake to you
(Caught in the undertow just caught in the undertow)

I’ve become so numb I can’t feel you there
Become so tired so much more aware
I’m becoming this all I want to do
Is be more like me and be less like you

Can’t you see that you’re smothering me
Holding too tightly afraid to lose control
Cause everything that you thought I would be
Has fallen apart right in front of you
(Caught in the undertow just caught in the undertow)
Every step that I take is another mistake to you
(Caught in the undertow just caught in the undertow)
And every second I waste is more than I can take

I’ve become so numb I can’t feel you there
Become so tired so much more aware
I’m becoming this all I want to do
Is be more like me and be less like you

And I know
I may end up failing too
But I know
You were just like me with someone disappointed in you

I’ve become so numb I can’t feel you there
Become so tired so much more aware
I’m becoming this all I want to do
Is be more like me and be less like you

I’ve become so numb I can’t feel you there
I’m tired of being what you want me to be
I’ve become so numb I can’t feel you there
I’m tired of being what you want me to be

Don’t touch me

**Super delayed entry**

Got a free iPod Touch from Singnet couple of weeks ago for renewing my contract with them. Actually my contract ends around March. But I renewed it recently cause of the good offer. I don’t know why, but they always don’t have good offer in March. So better don’t wait till march then renew.

I’m still wondering if this is a iPod or a PDA. Basically, if you were to jailbreak it, it will almost have the same feature as PDA. OK, I haven’t jailbreak my iPod touch yet. But I guess it’s a matter of time. A lot of features are missing in iPod touch. I can’t manually copy files into it. I can’t check email.

It is just a matter of time.

Recruit.net – Creative Feedback Challenge (RCFC)

OK, I guess I’m the last person to submit my entry to win the Apple iPhone and 8gb iPod Nano in the Recruit.net Creative Feedback Challenge.

Here are my suggestions to Recruit.net:-

1) Show a list of companies currently hiring on the main page.
Sometimes, the company itself is the best advertisement for getting new recruits. Job seekers can check out the job offering from their dream company.

2) Show the number of items in each category
For example, if there are 1900 jobs listing for “Retail jobs” category, the link should display “Retail jobs (1900)” to let people know how many job listing are there at one glance.

3) Display job listing in a table form.
Display job listing in a neat table form, with columns like “Company name”, “Position”, “Date posted”, “Qualification”, “Experience”, “Salary” etc etc. The table should allow users to sort by any column.

4) Improved Advance search
The advance search feature needs to be improved. Search should allow users to search job based on category, location, salary, qualification, experience etc etc.

5) Add google map
Implement google map to the system to show job seeker the location of the office. Job seeker can also view jobs that are near their home using google map.

6) Widgets for job seekers and employers
Create widgets for job seekers to add on their blog. Prospective employers can click on the widgets to access to job seeker’s profile in Recruit.net.
Create another widget for employers to place on their website or blog. The widget will display the current job offerings the company has.

7) Show the number of times job entry has been viewed
Show the number of times someone view the job entry. The main page will list the top 10 popular job entries for the past 24 hours.

8) Allow job seekers to add video or audio clip on their profile page
Allow job seekers to add a video or audio clip on their profile to “sell” themselves to prospective employers.

OK, that is all I have for Recruit.net. Thank you. Hope my entry is good enough to win the iPhone. :D

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Happy new year everyone. Wish you a happy 2008.

Lots of things to blog about lately (including some very back dated topics), but I have no time to sit down to blog about it.
Will leave you with a funny youtube clip in the meantime. Hope you enjoy it.

Here is the original version.

Brilliant right?