First heard about this great chocolate cake from the Shareen and Joe Show few weeks back. So Justin decided to buy one to share among everyone at Hackerspace SG. And I must say, the Devil Chocolate Cake from Hunny Bunch N Co is fantastic. It is so good that we ordered another 2 the following week for BarCamp Singapore 5 after party at Hackerspace.

The Devil Chocolate Cake is ultra rich in chocolate. The layer of chocolate fudge on top is generous. Chocolate lovers like me will definitely love it. We had 2 shots of Rum added to the cake. In my opinion, 2 shot is just enough as it brings out the favors the Devil Chocolate Cake and add a very mild alcoholic taste. But if you are a rum lover, you might want to request for more shots (if that is possible).
And since they are home made, the cakes are freshly made after you order. You will need to place an order 24 hours before hand. They deliver to anywhere on Singapore main Island for free.
The Devil Chocolate Cake comes in 2 sizes. The 6″ (weighs about 0.9KG) Devil Chocolate Cake cost $32 and 8″ (weighs about 1.4KG) cost $48. Honestly, I know 2 other places where their chocolate cakes are just as good. But none of them come close to this price. So for great chocolate cake at affordable price, try Hunny Bunch N Co.

PS: One thing to note about the Devil Chocolate Cake is that it is very very chocolatey. You most likely won’t be able to eat a lot at one go. But not to worry, I’m sure you friends will gladly help out. Else you can always give me a call and I’ll come to your rescue.

When Sumin and Felicia told me that they wanted to take part in The Amazing Race Asia 4, I can’t help but laugh. Seriously. Amazing Race Asia? You gotta be kidding.
I can imagine Sumin taking part in TARA4. I think she is those sporty type that can carry a backpack and run faster than most of the contestant. (maybe pushing them aside in the process) But Felicia? Hmmm…. I don’t know. I cannot imagine her racing across Asia with a backpack. I guess if given a choice, she would most likely use a pink hand luggage with wheels (and maybe with Hello Kitty pictures printed all over too). That would be an interesting sight. But I do think the 2 of them make a good team. Felicia can distract the other teams while Sumin tries to complete the task. Now, that’s a winning formula.
Some thing tells me it will be fun to see Sumin & Felicia in TARA4. They will make season 4 the best season ever. But all these will not happen unless the judges choose Team SPG (Stewwwpid Party Girl and Snarky Party Girl) to represent Singapore in The Amazing Race Asia 4.
I know the judges are now cracking their head to decide which team to represent Singapore. Actually, it isn’t that hard to decide. Just choose Team SPG. Besides the entertainment value the 2 of them can bring to the show, they can also bring lots of online publicity. Lots of local bloggers and tweeters knows both of them personally. We will be following their every step in the race. Imagine the online conversation they will generate. They already had huge fan base before the race start. Even aunties are supporting them.
If you need more reasons on why you should choose Team SPG, just check out their blog and Youtube videos.

So judges, look no further. Choose Team SPG to represent Singapore for The Amazing Race Asia 4. You will be a fool if you pick other team. Trust me.

Having diarrhea? You might want to check the Po Chai Pills (保濟丸) that you are taking. Health Sciences Authority Singapore has issued a recall on Po Chai Pills (Capsule Form) . Yeap, traces of phenolphthalein and sibutramine has been found in the popular diarrhea medicine. Phenolphthalein is a cancer-causing drug while sibutramine is an anti-obesity drug.
Only the Capsule Form Po Chai Pills bearing batch number 21217 (expiry date 6-2012) is being recalled. Please check the batch number before taking Po Chai Pills.

For more information, read the HSA product recall page.
The Singapore recall has also prompted Hong Kong Authorities to recall Po Chai Pills in both capsule and bottle forms. According to a Hong Kong Government website, the contamination source was likely to be in one batch of powder-form raw materials used to fill the capsules. The company had purchased it from a new Mainland source in May 2008. Two batches of capsules had been produced using the suspicious set of raw materials. One batch (no. 21217) was exported to Singapore, while the other batch (no. 21133) was supplied to Hong Kong and Macau markets.
The manufacturer had discovered traces of the 2 drug through its own testing and initiated a recall in January. However, they did not inform the authorities. Hmmmmm…….

SingTel and Ericsson unveiled their Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology trial recently. SingTel is the first in the region to successfully power on air the 42Mbps mobile broadband network. Even though 42Mbps network will be available in the second half of the year, SingTel and Ericsson is already featuring even higher speed with LTE.
LTE is often marketed as 4G even though it does not fully comply with the IMT Advanced 4G requirements. Stockholm and Oslo are the first to provide publicly available LTE service on 14 December 2009. Major Telcos around the world are also getting their network to be LTE ready. American Telco, AT&T, announced its rollout of LTE service in 2011. Singapore is not far behind with SingTel rolling out LTE in phrase beginning second half of 2010.

We saw a demo of LTE at 42Mbps. It’s pretty impressive with HD video streaming, Live Cam, 3D map and voice call running at the same time without lag. But do note that the demo unit is most likely the only device connected to the LTE network. Like the current 3G network, the data transfer speed also depends on the number of users around your area. So we will still need to see how well SingTel and Ericsson implement it for commercial.
And like the 2.5G to 3G transition, all your current 3G/3.5G SIM Card, phones and USB dongle needs to be upgraded before you can enjoy LTE. Right not, there aren’t much LTE devices. They were using a Samsung USB dongle modem at the demo. But not to worry, I’m sure all the mobile phone makers are preparing to roll out their LTE ready devices. We can also expect to see more LTE Dongle soon.

One thing to note is that LTE is not meant to replace your home broadband, although I foresee people going to use it to replace their home broadband. (We already seen people replacing their home broadband with 3G Broadband on Mobile) As I mentioned previously, the speed of LTE will also depends on the number of concurrent users around your area. And although 42Mbps may sound fast now, we can expect more bandwidth intensive website and services soon. For home internet use, IDA is rolling out Fiber To The Home in phrases around the island. LTE is still more suitable for people on the move.
And if you have been following my blog, you will know that I use the internet on the move a lot. I can hardly wait for LTE to come. Although my current 7.2Mbps is pretty good for normal usage, it is still not good enough for doing live video streaming. This is something that the Tech65 crew been wanting to do for a long time. We tried a couple of times previously with 7.2Mbps Broadband on Mobile. It can be done, but the video quality is not so good. I think LTE will be a perfect solution.
SingTel’s mobile broadband network will be upgraded progressively over the next 12 to 24 months to be LTE ready. Commercial deployment is slated to take place in phases, subjected to the availability of frequency spectrum and commercial LTE mobile device. No announcement of the plans and pricing yet. All we know is that it will be made affordable to consumers.

Minister for Environment and Water Resources Dr Yaacob Ibrahim urged Singaporeans to save water during the World Water Day 2010. Singapore faced a dry spell in February 2010, but instead of conserving water, Singaporeans used 6.6% more water compared to last year. PUB, along with Coca-Cola Singapore and the Singapore Scouts Association, are on a drive to get more to use water wisely.
On other news, Jurong GRC’s Bukit Batok Division is having a Water Festival on 18 April 2010. Organised by the grassroots organizations and the Myanmese community in Singapore, the Water Festival is a celebration to welcome the New Year in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos. Participants will splash water at each other to wash away their trouble. 3000 people are expected to attend the Water Festival 2010.
I just checked the calendar. We are still 1 week away from April Fools’ Day.
Source: SPUG

The Starhub Urban FreeStyle, Singapore’s first parkour-inspired fun run, will be taking place on 10 April 2010. Freestylers will navigate 6.5km of Singapore’s city centre street, lined by 9 obstacles inspired by popular culture and designed to appeal to Singapore’s running mases.

I was going thru the list of the obstacles that is being setup specially for this run. Some of them looks pretty interesting. Like the Discovery Channel Man vs. Wild obstacle and HBO Tunnel The Pacific obstacle. Oh, and there is a Fast & FreeStyle obstacle which is made up of 2 cars in colliding position. Imagine parkour over 2 stationary car. Sounds cool.
Registration fee for the Starhub Urban FreeStyle is at S$55. Registration Ends 8 April.
Or if you are the less sporty type, you can visit the StarHub Urban FreeStyle Fest featuring live performances by local bands and dancers. There is also a flea market and many other activities. Admission to the FreeStyle Fest is free.
For more info, visit Starhub Urban FreeStyle website or Facebook fanpage
Starhub Urban FreeStyle
Date: 10 April 2010
Time: 3pm (First flag off)
Venue: Padang
StarHub Urban FreeStyle Fest
Date: 10 April 2010
Time: 2.00pm to 12.00am
Venue: Padang