Archive for February 2017

Happy 9th birthday DKSG

Oh hey! Today is the 9th year that I’ve been blogging on this domain. Happy Birthday DKSG.

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I know I’ve been blogging less lately. Been trying to get the momentum back.

PS: I got a warning message last month saying that I’m reaching my 2GB Gmail quota. Which means it took me 8 years and 11 months to fill up 2GB worth of emails. OK lah. I don’t usually get large emails anyway.

Are you sure you want to use WhatsApp Status?

WhatsApp just launched a new feature called WhatsApp Status. In short, it is just like Instagram Stories. Or should I say Snapchat since Instagram Stories is a copy of Snapchat.

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When Facebook added Instagram Stories on Instagram, I can totally see the reason why. It’s competing with Snapchat for the “Instant video and photo that will be gone after 24 hours” space. And I must say that it is a smart move for Facebook to put that feature on Instagram. It really took away some users from Snapchat.

But I don’t understand why Facebook added the same feature to WhatsApp. Isn’t Instagram Stories enough? Why create another identical service to compete with Snapchat and their own Instagram Stories?

Do we really need another platform for posting videos and photos that will be gone within 24 hours?

Let’s just say we really need another platform to do it, my biggest question is: Are you sure you want to use WhatsApp Status?

Just think about it. WhatsApp Status is shared with everyone in your contacts. Now go through your contact list. You’ll most likely have clients, bosses, colleagues, acquaintances etc in your contact list. Do you really want to share your WhatsApp Status with them?

WhatsApp provide you a privacy settings to block some people in your contact list from seeing your WhatsApp status. You can always block those that you don’t want to share your WhatsApp Status before you start using. Cool right? Not really.

You’ll need to remember to update privacy settings whenever you add a new person to your address book. What if you forgot to block a new client on WhatsApp Status after adding his number to your contact list? Are you sure you want to go through that trouble?

You might say that Snapchat and Instagram Stories also have similar problems. Yes. But at least Snapchat and Instagram make it easier to control your privacy settings and doesn’t add new followers whenever you add a new mobile number in your contact list. Your contact list is not your social network.

So are you really really sure you want to use WhatsApp Status?

Well, you can still use WhatsApp Status and be mindful that your bosses, colleagues and clients might be watching. Or you can just stick with Snapchat/Instagram Stories and save yourself the trouble.

Starbucks Siren’s Tail Clutches

Starbucks just launched 2 elegant clutches.

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These beautiful clutches feature the iconic Siren’s tail on the front and comes with a handy slot to hold your Cards on the back. Perfect for your Starbucks Card or EZLink card.

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The Starbucks Siren’s Tail Set retails at S$25. Each set comes with one envelope clutch and a Siren’s Tail Starbucks Card with $10 value. Available in deep sapphire and blue-grey colour.

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KDF Millennium Ride 2017

78 EPIC Cylist riders will endure 1,000km over 4 days to raise funds for the KDF Millennium Ride 2017. They will cycle from Malaysia to Singapore for this good cause on 3 – 6 March 2017.

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The yearly affair is organised by EPIC Cyclist, a local cycling group, and recognised to be one of the most mentally and physically challenging rides in the region. Participants are expected to withstand at least 9 hours of non-stop cycling to cover 250km each day through various terrains and battle unpredictable weather conditions.

The toughest challenge this year is covering 470km in the first two days and accumulating a total incline gain that is above the height of Mount Everest. EPIC Cyclist hopes to raise at least $300,000 this year. All proceeds from the donations will be channelled to needy kidney patients under the care of Kidney Dialysis Foundation.

You can do your part by donating here.

Overwatch Singapore Tournament 2017

Calling all FPS teams in Singapore! Logitech G is proud to present its first Overwatch Singapore Tournament 2017! Do you have what it takes to battle the top team in Singapore? Now is your chance to show off your skill and walk away with a total prize pool of S$5100.

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Registration close on 22th February 2017. The Online Qualifier 1 will happen on 25 and 26 February 2017. Interested participants can register here.