Archive for March 2008

Advertisement that pissed you off 3

This is not the first time we see an Advertisement that plays sound by default.

This time, it’s on hotmail. The good thing is, the sound is not on infinite loop. It’s just a short 3 to 5 second sound. (But annoying enough to make me want to write this entry) The bad thing is, everytime you refresh/move to another page, they will play this advertisement again.

Argh. Not something good when you got lots of emails to read on Hotmail.

伍家辉 – 一人一半

伍家辉 – 一人一半

一人一半
感情不散
一人一素故
感情才会久
时光累计
安静的泪滴
一心去追
爱那么可贵
这样的人
这样地等
无非是等个回应眼神
为爱翻滚
不计伤痕
甘心为你一生都浮沉
这样的人
别笑我蠢
傻傻的心痛也不觉疼
就算天冷
就算残忍
等你想起这没用的人

一人一半
感情不散
已经找到爱
为何要离开

时光累计
安静的泪滴
一心去追
爱那么可贵
这样的人
这样地等
无非是等个回应眼神
为爱翻滚
不计伤痕
甘心为你一生都浮沉
这样的人
别笑我蠢
傻傻的心痛也不觉疼
就算天冷
就算残忍
等你想起这没用的人

一人一半
感情不散
已经找到爱
为何要离开

已经找到爱
为何要离开

Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You

Finally got the chance to fix her PC sound card yesterday. Here a song for her. Hope she likes it.

Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You

Look into my eyes – you will see
What you mean to me
Search your heart – search your soul
And when you find me there you’ll search no more

Don’t tell me it’s not worth tryin’ for
You can’t tell me it’s not worth dyin’ for
You know it’s true
Everything I do – I do it for you

Look into your heart – you will find
There’s nothin’ there to hide
Take me as I am – take my life
I would give it all – I would sacrifice

Don’t tell me it’s not worth fightin’ for
I can’t help it – there’s nothin’ I want more
Ya know it’s true
Everything I do – I do it for you

There’s no love – like your love
And no other – could give more love
There’s nowhere – unless you’re there
All the time – all the way

Oh – you can’t tell me it’s not worth tryin’ for
I can’t help it – there’s nothin’ I want more
I would fight for you – I’d lie for you
Walk the wire for you – ya I’d die for you

Ya know it’s true
Everything I do – I do it for you

Brownie points

After doing several good deeds, I finally accumulate enough brownie points from her to redeem for a brownie. She bought me a brownie from P.Osh on Wednesday night when I send her home after her appointment.

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It is a peanut butter brownie. I couldn’t eat it on the spot because they didn’t give us a plastic fork. I tried it the next morning. It tasted good. Although I must say that there is nothing special about peanut butter brownie as they just simply put peanut butter cream on top of the brownie. I was expecting the brownie itself to have peanut butter taste. But nope, it doesn’t.

But the brownie still tastes good, with or without the peanut butter. Only complain is that the brownie is too small. 1 piece simply not enough.

And I forgot to put the brownie into the oven before eating. Damn. Never mind, will accumulate more brownie points for another brownie. Next time, I’ll remember to put heat it up before eating.

(Mas) Selamat one month toilet break anniversary

It has been one month since Mas Selamat went for toilet break and escape from prison. One month already lor. Yet he is still on the loose. Maybe he is now at some beach resort having suntan with some bikini babes. Or planning another terrorist act. The government wants to believe that he is still in Singapore, maybe hiding in one of the forest. Hello, one month liao leh. If he still in Singapore and hiding in the forest, I think he is one lousy terrorist. A good terrorist would have escaped from Singapore within the first few days. Besides, how do you survive in Singapore forest. Granted that he may have been trained in jungle survival. But this is Singapore jungle. There is NOTHING for you to survive on.

His escape triggered the largest manhunt ever in Singapore. No, not those half naked man doing catwalk and saying “World Peace”. But soldiers and Police sweeping the forest to hunt him down. Instead of finding Mas Selamat, they found illegal immigrants. In fact, lots of illegal immigrants. Don’t they know that the police are hunting down a terrorist? Still stay in the forest waiting for the police to catch.

The border has also been tighten to prevent Mas Selamat from escaping out of the country. The checks is so bad that the queue for lorry to leave Singapore goes from the Causeway all the way to 10 miles junction. But instead of catching Mas Selamat, they found contraband cigarettes and DVD. Dude, they tightening the borders and you all still got the balls to smuggle things. Why not take a month break and wait for them to step down on the checks?

The past one month has been most frustrating for the polices and soldiers who were tasked to hunt them down. They have to act on every clue from the public. But the thing is, the public don’t have much clues to begin with. We were only told about his escape 4 hours after the incident. It was reported that there were people who saw him escaping. If the news about his escape was released earlier, it would be harder for him to escape.

And the way the police release information about Mas Selamat is similar to the way JJ Abrams release trailer on Cloverfield. If the police wants viral marketing, I think they done a good job here. Firstly, we were told that Mas Selamat walks with a limp. Even the wanted poster state that he walks with a limp on the left leg.

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Few days later, we were told that he doesn’t walk with a limp. He only limp when he runs or walks fast. Damn, so we have been hunting for the wrong fellow. For all you know, he might have walk pass several people, but they didn’t report him to the police because he didn’t walk with a limp. 1 week later, we were told what clothes he was wearing when he escape. WTF are you all doing. What is the point of telling us what he wearing only 1 week after he escape. He should have changed his clothes couple of times already. You mean you need 1 week to get check if it is safe to tell the public what clothes he is wearing at the time of the escape? And the public are advice not to speculate about his escape.

The news has been reporting that the public stand united behind the police in search for Mas Selamat. Volunteers from the public has been seen giving out poster of Mas Selamat. Do we have a choice to begin with? The whole image of Singapore being a secure country has been destroyed overnight by this security lapses. This is not a normal criminal. He is a terrorist. With him on the loose, it’s only a matter of time that he start planning his attack on us. And we are all screwed if he managed to strike us. So the public is playing their part in helping the ISD clean up their shit. And what do we get? Teaser information about the escaped terrorist, released bit by bit over a long period. And the information is usually useless when it has been released. So what’s the point in telling us? Might as well do the search yourself. If the police is really interested in getting Singaporeans to help, then release more information about him.

It is hard to walk around in Singapore and not see a poster of him. His poster is everywhere. Lift lobby, MRT station, Bus Stop, Bus Door, lamppost, school, office, shopping centre etc etc. Even the entrance to Sentosa has a poster of him. In fact, I think there are more poster of him than LHL’s poster during election period. Mas Selamat became a celebrity overnight. All handphone owners received a MMS of his picture, although most of us have already seen his poster by the time the MMS get to our handphones. Everyone in Singapore is talking about him. And it’s no surprise that the bloggers and forumers decided to crack jokes on him. Well, since we were told not to speculate on how Mas Selamat managed to limp out of detention centre, why not do other fun stuff?

Bloggers all over Singapore are talking about it. mrbrown joked about how the ISD should learn from the school examination board. Talking cock made an interesting poster about Mas Salemat. We even got a game about finding Mas Selamat. Oh, and the entrup

Even the Straits Times is reporting about bloggers having a field trip.

But the irreverent nature that is a hallmark of Internet postings came to the fore time and again.

One wag used a little ‘electrickery’ and put up a poster: Based on the hit TV series Prison Break, it featured a picture of Mas Selamat digitally grafted onto the body of the show’s protagonist, Michael Scofield, played by Wentworth Miller.

The punchline: The series’ name was changed to Toilet Break.

I guess it is referring to this poster.

The news made it into international newspaper.

So it has been one month since Mas Selamat escaped. So what’s next? Reports saying that the search will be scaled down to more focused area. Still refuse to admit that we lost him. A 3 person Committee of Inquiry will investigate on how he managed to escape. The funny thing is, the COI is appointed by the same group of people who made the mistake.

Up till now, nobody step out to admit mistake. The outcry on the internet for Home Affairs Minister to resign was not reported on the media. Well, to be fair, Wong Can’t Resign. Like mrbrown said, “We are not like those free-wheeling and chaotic governments from Western democracies that make their leaders accountable for every little thing.”

How true.