Archive for December 2009

Visit Pompeii, with Google Street View

I love Street View. It is one of the many amazing product from Google. Which explains why I was so excited when Google Street View finally goes live in Singapore.

Well, Street View just got even better recently. They’ve added Pompeii into the list of many wonderful places in the world with Street View. Yes, you can now visit the beautiful ancient city of Pompeii from the comfort of your home. Isn’t that cool? I wonder how they do the Street View imaging. Should be using Google Trike since it’s impossible for the van to enter some of the places.

Check out Pompeii using Google Street View here.

Merry Christmas

And so I’m offering this simple phrase, to kids from one to ninety-two. Although it’s been said many times, many ways…

Merry Christmas to you.

Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost nipping at your nose,
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like eskimos.
Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright.
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight.
They know that Santa’s on his way –
He’s loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And ev’rymother’s child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly.
and so I’m offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it’s been said many times,
Many ways: “Merry Christmas to you”


陈奕迅 -圣诞结

我住的城巿从不下雪 记忆却堆满冷的感觉
思念的旺季 霓虹掃过喧哗的街 把快乐赶得好远
落单的恋人最怕过节 只能独自庆祝儘量喝醉
我爱过的人 没有一个留在身边 寂寞它陪我过夜

Merry Merry Christmas Lonely Lonely Christmas
想祝福不知该给谁 爱被我们打了死结
Lonely Lonely Christmas Merry Merry Christmas
写了卡片能寄给谁 心碎的像街上的纸屑

电话不接 不要被人 发现我整夜都关在房间
狂欢的笑声 听来像哀悼的音乐
眼眶的泪 温热冻结 望著电視里的无聊节目
癱在沙发上 变成没知觉的植物

Merry Merry Christmas Lonely Lonely Christmas
想祝福不知该给谁 爱被我们打了死结
Lonely Lonely Christmas Merry Merry Christmas
写了卡片能寄给谁 心碎的像街上的纸屑


What’s up with the Paddington Bear?

Some of you might notice that I’ve posted an entire Facebook photo album on Paddington Bear. No, the Paddington Bear makers didn’t engage bloggers to help promote their new bear. If they do, I should be the last person on their list. And there is no Paddington Bear craze in Singapore yet.

So here is the whole story. We had a Christmas gathering last Tuesday, like what we have been doing for the past 2 years. And as usual, we have a small gift exchange. So everyone is supposed to buy a present and we draw lots to see who gets what. And I got the Paddington Bear that Justin bought.

It’s super funny cause I was with him on Monday when he bought the present. And I casually mentioned that I’ll try to exchange with another person if I get the bear. But like what Fari said, Fate deals cruel hands. I got the bear via draw lots and nobody wants to exchange with me. (Coincidently, that present was numbered 13) Well, at least it wasn’t a Hello Kitty.

And for the fun of it, we even did a unboxing/unwraping video at the restaurant.

I notice that the customers at the other table are watching and laughing too. It was good fun. Really enjoyed the Christmas gathering. Hope everyone had a good time.

PS: Maybe I should change my avatar photo to this.

Christmas Don’t Be Late

This song never fail to evoke memories. It’s from Alvin & the Chipmunks. Prefer this version compared to the version in the movies.

By the way, Alvin & the Chipmunks 2 is showing in the Cinema.