Archive for July 2010

7 States – Light

Light is written, arranged and produced by 7 States (Eunice Olsen and Rennie Gomes) and dedicate Light to the athletes of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games.

Honestly, I feel that it is better than the official YOG Theme song, Everyone. And definitely a million times better than that YOG cheer.

Go Singapore!!!

7 States – Light

Another day another night as questions fill your head
It doesn’t matter what they say you feel the need to break
You say that no one understands the pain you hesitate
And hide your feelings inside

Even though it feels uncertain
The storm will break away
And we know that time is penance
So leave the fear don’t let it blind you

When you feel you wanna fall
There’s a part of you that’s sinking
You are not alone, there’s someone there
Soldier on don’t stop the fight
With the light that surrounds you
So don’t let go
Cos’ hope will lead the way

If life’s a journey so where does it start where does it end
A fleeting moment with a precious thought, a precious friend
The circumstance will change but strength of heart remains the same
You know it comes from within

Even though it feels uncertain
The storm will break away
And we know that time is penance
So leave the fear don’t let it blind you

Don’t, don’t ever look back
No matter how hard it seems
Try, whenever you try
You’ll see that the light will find its way around you

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You can download this song for free at http://soundcloud.com/7-states/light.

You can’t sing the F word in America?

Have you seen the latest trailer for the upcoming movie about Facebook called The Social Network? Wow, I thought it’s going to be one boring movie. But from the trailer, it seems to be rather interesting. Maybe more interesting than Mark Zuckerberg himself. :P

But here is an interesting thing. The American trailer and the International trailer got 1 little difference. They replaced the F word in the lyrics for the American trailer. Check this out.

American version
At around the 50 second mark.

International version
At around the 42 second mark.

Strange. Why is it that the American version doesn’t use the F word? You mean the F word is being censored in the Country of free speech? How could that be possible??? Where is the human rights? Surely the Americans deserves to have the F word in their song! Right? Haha.

And don’t you think the International version sounds a lot better? Yes, the F word makes a lot of difference. It brings the mood to the viewers. Can really feel the anger and frustration that the song is trying to express to the listeners.

But don’t be too happy. Here in Singapore, we will most likely be seeing the F-less version in cinema. Boo!!!!

Oh, and in case you are wondering, the song is being sang by a Belgian girls choir call Scala & Kolacny Brothers. I must say that they did the best cover of Radiohead’s Creep. BEST ever man.

The trailer prompted me to look for more songs by Scala & Kolacny Brothers on Youtube. I found this cover of U2’s With or Without You. Love it too. Been playing their song in office non-stop.

Scala & Kolacny Brothers – With or Without You (U2 cover)

Hmmm….. I wonder if I can find their album anywhere in Singapore.

PS: Fantastic right? From The Social Network trailer can side track until so far. Hahaha. Don’t take this post seriously. :)

Got questions on digital security? Just ask Gemalto

Ever wonder what should you do if you lost your mobile phone? Or how safe is online banking? Or how do you prevent spyware and malware? Well, you can email me and I can give you the answer. BUT there is another better way to get answers to your digital security questions. Just ask Gemalto.

Before I talk more about the website, let me talk briefly about Gemalto. Most of you might not have heard of them. Honestly, I also never heard of them until recently. But do you know that you might be using their product already? Try take out your Credit Card (those with the Smart Card Chip) and check the fine prints on the card. Chances are you will see the wording “GEMALTO”. Some of your Internet Banking 2FA token might also be made by Gemalto. And our new Singapore Passport also has security features from Gemalto. They are around us, just that we hardly notice them.

So when it comes to digital security, there is no doubt that Gemalto is one of the experts here. And they are sharing their knowledge on a new webportal call JustAskGemalto. JustAskGemalto is a success in the United States and France, serving more than one million visitors. Now the site wants to reach out to consumers in Asia and arm them with the necessary information and advice to help them enjoy a digital lifestyle with peace of mind. JustAskGemalto’s Q&A format is organized along six themes reflecting modern, daily lives: Buying, Surfing, Traveling, Communicating, Working and Personal Data. And if the questions is not on the website, you can always post a question and the experts will answer your question.

So if you have a question on digital security, check out JustAskGemalto.

To mark the Singapore launch of JustAskGemalto.com, Gemalto is offering consumers a chance to win an iPad. Two iPads will be given away and the contest period is from 15 July to 15 November 2010. Consumers simply have to visit http://contest.justaskgemalto.com and answer five questions on online security, taken from the JustAskGemalto web site.

The iPad are coming to Singapore

OK, in case you still haven’t heard about this, the iPad will be launched in Singapore this coming Friday. 23 July 2010. The pricing is pretty interesting too. Check it out.

iPad WiFi
16GB: S$728
32GB: S$878
64GB: S$1,028

iPad WiFi + 3G
16GB: S$928
32GB: S$1,078
64GB: S$1,228

If you use the latest currency exchange rate, the Singapore iPad is a few dollars cheaper than the iPad in US.

Oh ya, and iPhone 4 will be coming to Singapore next Friday (30 July 2010). That is something I can’t wait. Who cares about iPad anyway? Hahahaha….. (Take cover before all the iPad fans wack me)

Update: I made a mistake in the calculation. The pricing is slightly more expensive than US.

Somewhere over the rainbow

I wish you all the best. No matter which city or country your next dream might be.

Glee – Over The Rainbow

Ooooo oooooo oooooo…

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
There’s a land that I dreamed of
Once in a lullaby…

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true…

Oh, Someday I’ll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are
Far behind me…
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
High above the chimney tops
That’s where you’ll find me…

Oh, somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why, then, oh, why can’t I…?