Archive for December 2012

Why the World Didn’t End Yesterday

Seriously people, do you really think the world will end on 21 December 2012? I keep saying that its the Mayans having a Y2K bug in their calendar. That’s all, no big deal.

PS: This is a scheduled post. So if you are running away from a zombie horde, please ignore this blog entry and good luck to you.

Gangnam Style hit 1 billion views on YouTube

The world didn’t end today. But PSY’s Gangnam Style became the first video on YouTube to hit 1 billion views.

OK, I know if you go to YouTube now, it says 999,885,235 views. But the counter has been stuck for quite some time. According to a website that is estimating the view counts, Gangnam Style should have crossed the 1 billion views by now.

1 billion views….. that’s more than 2,928,240 days was spend on the video.

There is actually a fake Nostradamus prediction saying that the world will end when Gangnam Style reaches 1 billion views.

From the calm morning, the end will come when of the dancing horse the number of circles will be nine

But if you are still reading this blog entry, you will know that the world didn’t end.

Maybe the Mayans calendar wasn’t predicting the end of the world. Maybe they are counting down to Gangnam Style hitting 1 billion views.

Whatever it is, congrats to PSY for being the first person to cross the 1 billion views on YouTube.

Update: It’s official. Gangnam Style has crossed the 1 billion mark.

Smoothie King open first outlet in Singapore

A new king is here on this sunny island. Smoothie King, the world’s original, nutritious, great tasting smoothie open its first outlet in Singapore at The Centrepoint on 12 December 2012.

Established in 1973, Smoothie King currently has over 700 stores across US, South Korea and other countries. The company plans to open between 25 to 30 stores in Singapore over the next 3 years.

Smoothie King serves 27 different type of smoothies in Singapore and can be customised and enhanced according to your preferences. There are 3 categories of smoothies – Refreshing, Slim & Lite and Nutritious Meals. A 12 ounce (354ml) smoothie is less than 250 calories for those keeping count. You can also add Enhancers such as Antioxidant, Diet Down, Energy, Fibre, Multi Vitamin, Muscle Builder, Probiotic, or Collagen to your smoothie for an additional dollar.

The most popular smoothie in US is the Angel Food. Personally, I prefer the Strawberry X-Treme.

Besides smoothie, Smoothie King also offers a wide range of freshly made healthy wraps, soft tacos and salads. I’ve tried the Fresh Teriyaki Chicken Breast Wrap and Citrus Walnut Salad and I must say that I love it. If health food can taste so good, I don’t mind eating them everyday.

Smoothie King is now open at The Centrepoint. Go check it out.

2012: A Year of Microsoft Milestones

2012 was a busy year for Microsoft. From the launch of Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 to the unveiling of the new Microsoft Office and disrupting the Zeus botnet. As we approach the end of 2012 (and maybe end of the world if the Mayans are correct), let’s take a moment to look back at the Microsoft milestones of 2012.

There is no doubt that that biggest Microsoft milestone for 2012 is the launch of Windows 8. Windows 8 is a very bold and ambitious move by Microsoft to re-capture the tablet market. It is a very risky move but most people I spoke to agree that it is an necessary move. While it is still too early to judge the success of Windows 8, you must give credits to Microsoft for being innovative.

Here’s to Big Bear

As part of the “Here’s to Real Friends” campaign, Chivas Regal presents “Here’s to Big Bear”.

“Here’s to Big Bear” is a story about real friendship directed by Academy Award winning short film maker Joachim Back. Stranded at a train station in the middle of nowhere with no cell reception, no water and no sign of life, four friends are forced to set off across the desert which leads them to an unexpected encounter with ‘Big Bear’.

Chivas Regal is now on the lookout for video entries on the subject of friendship. Top 3 videos will win $1,200 each, while the winner earns a trip overseas to a private party together with 3 friends, worth $12,000 Check out Chivas Facebook page for more details.