Archive for April 2009

Did South East CDC steal sample photo from iStockphoto?

Got this info from SPUG forum.


This is a flyer from South East CDC on their NextGen Leadership Programme. If you notice, there is watermark on the 3 models. The watermark is from iStockphoto. In fact, we’ve found the guy and the last girl. Can’t find the girl in the middle, but we are sure that she is also from iStockphoto. (Let me know if you can find the girl in the middle)

Did South East CDC took the sample photo from iStockphoto without paying? Or did they pay already, but the designer bo bo use the one with watermark? Who approved this banner anyway? Got watermark on the models and they still go ahead and use it?

If want to use image, get from those free image sites.
If want to get from iStockphoto, pay for it.
If don’t want to pay for it, at least use photoshop to remove the watermarking lah.

I’m just kidding for the last point. Not recommending anyone to photoshop away the watermarking. If you want to use the photos, pay the photographers. One photo is around US$18.

Update: Just got an email from South East CDC clarifying the issue. The vendor that create this flyer for South East CDC had paid for the rights to use the images. The file that we saw on the website is the working file which was posted by mistake. The approved version doesn’t have watermark. So there is no infringement of copyrights here.


Went to watch Cats with Xinyun tonight. It’s my first time watching a live musical. At first, I was kinda afraid I might fall asleep halfway. But I didn’t. Hee hee.


The Cats is a pretty good musical. Enjoyed the show even though there are some parts that I was lost. Would be good if there is subtitles. (Haha, I’m kidding) But was kinda disappointed with the song “Memory” in Act II. The “Memory” in Act I was good. But the final version in Act II didn’t really stir the emotion. Maybe not for me. Or maybe because I’m used to listening to Barbra Streisand’s version.


But still, its a good musical. Catch it before it ends.

When the dawn comes
Tonight will be a memory too

How to get A+ in SMU?

Here an interesting video. Although it says “How to get A+ in SMU?”, I think it applies to almost everywhere.

For those still having exams, good luck!!!

Why every guy should buy their girlfriend Wii Fit

And every gal should slap their boyfriend if they post such video on youtube.

伍佰 – 树枝孤鸟

Been listening to this song lately. And seriously, I don’t fully understand the lyrics. (My Hokkien standard not so good lah) I love the music and the way 伍佰 sing this song.

Good for blasting at loud volume on your earphone. Not so good for playing on speakers in the middle of the night.

伍佰 Rock!!!!

伍佰 – 树枝孤鸟

愛人妳是在佗位 無留著批信 無留半個字
啊~~愛人無見妳的面 親像風在透 親像針在偎

為何 堂堂男兒 無路用 心肝全碎 太倔強
欺騙著我(戲弄著我)著呢熊 癡情花啊(憨憨轉啊)

愛人妳是去佗位 無代念我情 無代念我意
啊~~愛人想妳的香味 望妳快回頭 轉來阮身邊

愛人妳哪這酷刑 無采我在撞 心情隴未清
啊~~我無法度瘋瘋活下去 無妳我會空 無妳我會死

樹枝孤鳥 偷偷在哭