Archive for September 2015

Facebook glitch causes posting on Dr Vivian Balakrishnan’s page

Several netizens reported that Dr Vivian Balakrishnan posted a message on his Facebook and Twitter last night after the start of Cooling Day.

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Vivian Balakrishnan has issued a statement that a message posted on his Twitter Account at 1:52am last night was due to Facebook glitch. The post had been “auto-posting recurrently” according to his spokesman. And since his Facebook and Twitter accounts are linked, a Tweet was send out.

Vivian Balakrishnan’s team has contacted Facebook HQ to conduct an investigation into the source of this bug.

I’ve been a Facebook page admin for more than 5 years. I’ve never seen or heard of such glitch. I’ve also been asking all my friends who are Facebook admins. None of them heard of such glitch.

Is it a mis-configured 3rd Party Facebook scheduler causing this problem? Since this is not the first time this glitch happen, why didn’t they contact Facebook earlier to get it fixed?

And if Dr Vivian Balakrishnan can’t even manage a Facebook page properly, how does he manage a Town Council or a ministry?

I hope this doesn’t just end here. We need to know what causes this glitch. Is it caused by a Facebook bug or mis-management of Facebook page? If it is the latter, I hope Dr Vivian Balakrishnan will come clean.

Update: Facebook has confirmed that a bug in their system led to “recurrent auto-posting” on Dr Vivian Balakrishnan’s Facebook page.

Cool down with 500,000 free vanilla cones from Qoo10

In celebration of the nation’s jubilee, Qoo10 is giving away 500,000 vanilla cones in Singapore’s largest ice-cream giveaway.

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Huh? Thought National Day over liao. But nobody is complaining. Especially when it comes to free Ice Cream. Great for cooling off after weeks of tense debate and warm weather.

100,000 vanilla cones will be up for grabs in the first phase of the campaign, running from 10 – 13 September 2015, with the remaining two phases to be announced at a later date. Singaporean residents can register for a complimentary Qoo10 membership, download the Qoo10 SG, Shopping Talk and Qtalk mobile apps and click to receive e-tickets for 2 vanilla cones per mobile app.

Redemption of the complimentary vanilla cones can be done at the selected McDonalds outlets islandwide by presenting the e-tickets downloaded on any of the three mobile apps to the counter staff.

Qoo10 Free Cone Days is also in the running for the Singaporean record of ‘Most Number of Ice Cream Given Out in Singapore’, which will be audited by the Singapore Book of Records.

So Mai Tu Liao! Head down to http://www.qoo10.sg/freeconedays for your free Ice Cream!

Dr Chee Soon Juan – Best speech of GE2015

Perhaps the most surprising thing this General Election is Dr Chee Soon Juan. He seems to have changed a lot. He is no longer the confrontal politician that chase someone from one wet market to another demanding for an answer. Perhaps he finally realised that Singaporeans prefer a gentler approach in getting your message across.

No matter what you think about him in the past, do take some time to listen to his rally speech.

I sincerely hope that Dr Chee has changed for the better. Singapore need more mature and responsible politician. Its a pity that he is contesting in a GRC. He is good but the rest of his team aren’t. Perhaps he would stand a higher chance if he contest in a SMC. Whatever it is, I wish Dr Chee and SDP all the best for the coming election.

Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention 2015

The Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) 2015 is happening this weekend. The 8th edition of the pop culture extravaganza will be attended by pop culture personalities such as Jim Cheung (co-creator of Young Avengers), Stella Chuu (Cosplayer), Adi Granov (Iron Man: Extremis illustrator), Agnes Garbowska (Artist for My Little Pony) and many more.

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Notable personalities from Japan will also be joining the line-up of pop culture personalities at this year’s STGCC. Acclaimed voice actor Tomokazu Sugita and game designer Mori Toshimichi come from behind-the-scenes to up-close and personal with fans while Japanese crooner You Yanase and song-and-dance sensation Rie Yunohara will be staging a special music and dance segment for the first time in Singapore.

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The Artist Alley will have its largest turnout this year with 178 participants from 11 countries.

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STGCC will also celebrate SG50 through special collaborations with local and international artists. This includes limited edition STGCC x tokidoki Unicorno designed specially to commemorate SG50 by tokidoki creator, Simone Legno.

Hot Toys will also be joining the event with a wide range of latest collectible figures from Marvel and Star Wars like Iron Man 3 Mark XXIV (Tank) Collectible Figure and Luke Skywalker disguised as a Stormtrooper. Also check out the Maria Hill Collectible Figure based on the image of actress Colbie Smulders. Be one of the first in the world to pre-order exclusive 1/6th scale collectible figures from Iron Man and Star Wars by Hot Toys.

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Don’t miss the life size statues of Hulk vs Hulkbuster from Hot Toys. This astonishing display is going to be shown in the Southeast Asia region for the first time ever. The 7m x 8.5m Hulk vs Hulkbuster requires three months of labour from over 30 staff and partners, as well as an additional 8 hours to set up for display

The STGCC is happening on 12 Sept (10am – 9pm) to 13 Sept (10 – 8pm) at Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo and Convention Center, Level 1, Halls B and C. For more info, visit STGCC website or Facebook page.

Dr Maliki Osman distributing flyers in the middle of the road

I don’t know if this is stupid or desperate.

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Seriously, this is the first time I see someone distributing campaign flyers in the middle of the road. Do you know how dangerous is this? And it is not just dangerous to you. It also pose danger to other road users like motorcyclist.

This is not your grandfather’s road.

The Singapore Police Force issued a statement on their Facebook page last Friday to advise all candidate not to distributing campaign flyers on roads to passing motorists.

So far, I’ve not seen Dr Maliki Osman commenting on this incident. He should had apologised for putting himself and other road users in danger. Its a shame that he didn’t admit his mistake. Makes you wonder….. is this the kind of MP you want in Parliament?