Saw this article on yesterday’s Straits Times.

Why orchid for Elton?
I read with great disappointment that Elton John has been given the honour of having an orchid named after him (Orchid Named After Elton John, Prime, Nov 19). I am dismayed that his partner David Furnish and their adopted son Zachary (both right with John) were also publicised to ‘share his honour’.
There are other celebrities and dignitaries more deserving than this pair. Singapore would be seen in a much better light on the world stage if, for example, recent F1 champion Sebastian Vettel had been accorded this privilege instead.
Is homosexuality to be openly encouraged and endorsed by the Government?
Josephine Tay

I also read this article with great disappointment. Why doesn’t Sir Elton John deserve an Orchid? He is a great musician and philanthropist. He donated money and help raise awareness towards AIDS. So what if he is gay? Does that overwrite his achievements and make him any less deserving? Then why not go ask the Queen why she knighted Elton John?
The orchid was named after Elton John to recognise his contributions to the field of music. I don’t think anyone can dispute his contribution. It would put Singapore in a bad light if we deny him this honor just because he is gay. It is time for all these LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) discrimination to end. It’s almost year 2012. Open up your mind.
And speaking of Orchid naming, there are other people who are less deserving of having an Orchid name after them. In 2009, Botanic Garden named an Orchid after Thein Sein, Prime Minister of Myanmar appointed by the military junta. I wonder if Josephine Tay knows about that.

Fans of the Glif are going to love these add on accessories to their iPhone tripod mount.

The Serif is designed to keep your iPhone incredibly secure on the Glif. The Glif by itself is already able to hold the iPhone securely. But that’s for normal use. If you are going for some extreme sports or mounting your iPhone upside down, the Serif will make sure your iPhone stays secured to the Glif. When not in use, the Serif fits nicely inside the Glif, making it very compact and convenient.

The Ligature is a a simple keyring loop that attaches to the tripod thread on the Glif so that you can attach it to a keychain.


For those who already have the Glif, the Serif and Ligature are available in the +Pack at $12. If you don’t already have the Glif, you can buy deluxe Glif+ package which contains the Glif, Serif, and Ligature at $30. The Glif itself without the additional accessories is retailing at $20.
For more info and ordering, head down to Studio Neat website. I’ve already ordered mine and I’ll blog more about it when it arrives in a couple of weeks time.

When Apple announced Siri, we know that its a matter of time before people hack Siri to do other stuff. Well, someone managed to create a Siri proxy server to set handlers for different actions. With that, you can do a lot of stuff. Like controlling a thermostat.

Here’s the codes if you are interested.

The curry sauce crisis is over. After almost a week of curry sauce shortage, a new batch of curry sauce has finally arrived Singapore. Rejoice!
The packaging for the new curry sauce is different. Although McDonalds Singapore Facebook page said that it taste the same, I felt that the new curry sauce is a bit watery and not as nice as before.

Anyway, now that curry sauce is back, the best way to celebrate is to have Chicken McNuggets. And lots of them. McDonalds is having a promo from 25 – 29 Nov 2011. Just flash the coupon below and you can buy 1 get 1 free when you buy 6 piece Chicken McNuggets.

Somehow I got this feeling that McDonalds will run out of Chicken McNuggets because of this promo.

Remember HTC G1 aka Dream? That’s the first Android phone in the market. It was launched in Singapore back in February 2009. Not sure how many people are still using the HTC Dream. But if you still have a working unit, you will be glad to hear that someone managed to port Android Ice Cream Sandwich to HTC Dream.
Nope, you are not dreaming. Here’s the video proof.

I doubt you will want to install Ice Cream Sandwich on your HTC Dream. If you watch the video, the phone appears to be very laggy. WiFi, Bluetooth and screen rotation aren’t working too.
But if you really want to put Ice Cream Sandwich on your HTC Dream, here’s the link.