Thursday, March 31, 2011

Throwing away the old memories.

Hi all, just to inform, i sold my iphone away!
Shall buy another new android phone? =(

Anyway, it was bed sheet washing day for the house over the weekends.

Mum suggested me to wash the pillow with my name being sewn onto it (by my ex girlfriend,as an birthday present..), even though it was not very professionally sewed, it was the thoughts that count.

But then, after a round in the washing machine, all the lettering came off !

It became..



THIS!

Ok, time to let go of the old memories 10 years ago.
She is getting married too. All the best to her!! =)

* * * * * * * *

Wanted a breakfast and a walkabout with a friend, in Queenstown food centre, yesterday, but discovered it was being closed down!



The shops beside the Queenstown MRT were all closed too!



A little memory of the Queenstown Bowl and the Food centre along Margaret Drive, too bad i was only there once, for the western food.

Any friends have any idea where it or the rest of the stores shifted to?
Email/sms me can?

Since it was closed down, we decided to change the venue to Chinatown area.





The view of the sky..




The ''cooling effect''..



Something for the Tin Tin fans!



Last picture of a dustbin.  
"  Throw away the old memories, and move forward. "

Shall end with a song i'm currently addicted to.



Thank you for reading. =)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Jackie Chan dead hoax

"RIP Jackie Chan" was trending on Twitter today.

Went in search of this news, and from this website.

"OH NO!" was my first thought!

He is my idol, i love him and his movie!
I have not shake hand with him yet somemore!!
How can this be?


But then, on the website i saw, typo mistakes.. hmm.. hmm..(Please click to see bigger picture)

But then it turn out, it was a hoax.
*Sigh of relief*

Boring people spreading false news.

NOT FUNNY, lo...


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Collected my iphone back

After a year, my iphone started to have problems.
It self drains itself within 5hours (even though i was not using it.)

Since it was out of the 1 year warranty.. and the official Apple stores quoted me SGD 350 for a 1-to-1 exchange, i decided to find a repair man.

He helped me to change the battery, but it was still not working well. Therefore i went back to him, again, and he said he will have to test out on other parts of the phone.

After a month, the repair guy was saying he suspected it could be the motherboard of the phone, having problems, but was not confident of which one is it, therefore he could not repair it.

He suggested to change a motherboard, quoted me SGD 500, for it. (Duhs!)

For this price, i could have gotten a second hand smartphone to use.

Thus, I collected my iphone (So called 'body') back.

My suggestions for my iphone friends:
  • Spend another SGD 99.00, for another year of Applecare protection.
  • Don't buy cheapo handphone charger!!! (I suspect this might be the cause of the problem, read my personal charger explosion experience HERE)
It is quite weird to carry a phone which is self draining, and what happens if you are not at home or having access to a charging dock?
Am going to give it another chance to prove that it can still work, with the help of my external battery charger.

I must admit that it is a great phone to use, but rather troublesome when it starts to have problems.. Might have to change to "Orange" smartphone next time then..

Let's see how it goes?

Friday, March 25, 2011

The ''Cultured'' Samantha from Holland Village

Few days back, a caller named "Samantha" from Holland Village called in to Radio 91.3.

She was saying people in Holland Village are cultured, and those from the heartlands, those from Toa Payoh, AMK, Bukit Batok(which is where i am!) are not, and should stay in their own area.

She mentioned, we (from the heartlanders) dressed in slippers, shorts and singlets.. and talks loudly in Holland Village.

Personally i go to Holland Village often, reason being it's the nearest from my house, and of course for the food and pubs.

I see nothing wrong with the place, but maybe see problems in the girl's mind/thinking.

You can listen to what she said over HERE.

And i think many people are being angry or upset, over these remarks, and an event of ''1,000 peeps to Holland V in Singlets, Shorts and Slippers Day" was being organized on the Saturday, 9 April 2011 · 11:00am - 12:00pm.
More details : HERE


Holland Village, the cultured place.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Twestival Singapore 2011

 
I am attending.

A chance to help Care Singapore, and have fun!

Come join in this Thursday (24 March 2011), 6pm - 10pm.
Venue at: TAB Singapore: 442 Orchard Road, Orchard Hotel #02-29, Singapore 238879

Thank you @scookys for the Logo design!
You can read more about the event at Penn Olson too!!

And if you want to join in, come along!
See ya on Thursday!

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Secret Agent

Not the ''007'' in James Bond.
Not the ''Ethan Hunt'' in Mission Impossible, also.

I'm referring to the Recruitment Agent or Recruitment Consultant. The one that can bring you job opportunities for that job you looking out for.

I met some who laughed (directly on the phone) when i told them the reasons of quitting my job, some 'super on' type, like below....

*No names or particular recruitment agency named* 

Last week, i got a call from an agent from a particular recruitment agency.
She called me on my mobile, did some 'phone interview' and i mentioned i am fine to apply the position she offered.

Call ended. (Yeah, another job opportunity, i thought..)

I went to bathe.. and when i came out of the bathroom, my father was on the house phone, and saying someone was looking for me. (It had been years since i had someone calling me on the house phone, usually my friends call my mobile.)

It was her again!

She actually called my house phone, as i did not pick up my mobile. Therefore, i talked to her, still in my towel, for another 5 minutes or so.. (-__-")

And as usual, i went to switch on my laptop, and saw her emails!
All this tasks, within 15 minutes.

Wow right?

After that, i start to imagine how she looked like.


She could be like my idol: Michelle Yeoh ?

And today, i finally meet her, and of course, with the previous super tasks in 15 minutes. She did it again today.

Was supposed to meet her at 10am. The actual interview at 11am.

At 9:50am, she called me.
She: Hi Hong Wei, you remember to meet me first before the interview?
Me: Hi, yup, im on the way. Reaching soon.
She: Wah? So fast?
Me: -___-"

While we met, we discuss about the job and things. And it was rather rushing as i actually left her office, at 10:45am!

Luckily the interview place was nearby, but the blur Hong Wei, took a wrong turn and lost the way!! Oops!

As i was late, she called again.

She: Hong Wei, where are you? (as i picked up the call)
Me: Sorry i took a wrong turn, i think i lost the way...
She: Why you did not call me? Where are you.. where are you? (so anxiously)
Me: I'm at xxx, i found the way, walking over now..
She: (shouted) its just opposite my office, lah!

Very seldom, i scold people. However what she just said, almost made me snap.

Me: Hi, why are you so rude on the phone? I almost scolded you ok?
She: (toned down) Ok, you see the xxx building, its actually there.. good luck ok?
Me: Oh... ok..
And, we hanged the phone, and i went for the interview.

After the interview, i went for my lunch.. And she called again!!
This time to ask what was being asked during the interview..
(-___________-")

Result, she is actually Trinity from Matrix:



Can appear anywhere, call anytime, and track you down!

And also after this, i feel that she is more concern about whether she can get the commission after me getting the job rather than concern about a guy who is out of job for quite some time..
Or she wanted to become my girlfriend? LoL

How do you think?

And the job search continues... *bites teeth*

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Where is your price tag?

Everyone has a price tag (number,ranking), labeled to you.

Why?

Working people, we compared the salary, bonus received.
Studying students, we compared the results.
In market, housewives compared which store is more affordable.
We compared the car model we drove.
We compared the mobile phone we bought.

By the way, when one is out of job (still), and how much is left in the bank is so crucial... So nice, someone suddenly email you that you got XXX billions of money to claim..

A gentle reminder: although MONEY is important, do not fall into scam email tricks ok?

If some day you receive an email like this..



Or this...



Take Note!!!!
MONEY don't come into your email accounts, so easily!
Think about it this way, isn't it better that they send boxes of cash over to your doorstep straight?? =D

Be careful, my friends.

And, We just wanna make the world dance, Forget about the Price Tag..





Okay, Coconut man, Moon Heads and Pea
You ready

Seems like everybody's got a price,
I wonder how they sleep at night.
When the sale comes first,
And the truth comes second,
Just stop, for a minute and
Smile

Why is everybody so serious
Acting so damn mysterious
Got your shades on your eyes
And your heels so high
That you can't even have a good time

Everybody look to their left (yeah)
Everybody look to their right (ha)
Can you feel that (yeah)
We're paying with love tonight
It's not about the money, money, money
We don't need your money, money, money
We just wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the Price Tag
Ain't about the (uh) Cha-Ching Cha-Ching.
Aint about the (yeah) Ba-Bling Ba-Bling
Wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the Price Tag.

Okay!
We need to take it back in time,
When music made us all unite
And it wasn't low blows and video hoes,
Am I the only one getting tired
Why is everybody so obsessed
Money can't buy us happiness
Can we all slow down and enjoy right now
Guarantee we'll be feeling Alright.

Everybody look to their left (yeah)
Everybody look to their right (ha)
Can you feel that (yeah)
We're paying with love tonight
It's not about the money, money, money
We don't need your money, money, money
We just wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the Price Tag
Ain't about the (uh) Cha-Ching Cha-Ching.

Aint about the (yeah) Ba-Bling Ba-Bling
Wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the Price Tag.

[B.o.B]
Yeah yeah
Well, keep the price tag
And take the cash back
Just give me six strings and a half stACK.
And you can keep the cars
Leave me the garage
And all I..
Yes all I need are keys and guitars
And its with in 30 seconds I'm leaving to Mars
Yeah we leaping across these undefeatable odds
Its like this man, you can't put a price on the life
We do this for the love so we fight and sacrifice everynight
So we aint gon stumble and fall never
Waiting to see this in the sign of defeat uh uh
So we gon keep everyone moving their feet
So bring back the beat and then everyone sing

It's not about the money, money, money
We don't need your money, money, money
We just wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the Price Tag
Ain't about the (uh) Cha-Ching Cha-Ching.
Aint about the (yeah) Ba-Bling Ba-Bling
Wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the Price Tag.

It's not about the money, money, money
We don't need your money, money, money
We just wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the Price Tag
Ain't about the (uh) Cha-Ching Cha-Ching.
Aint about the (yeah) Ba-Bling Ba-Bling
Wanna make the world dance,
Forget about the Price Tag.

[Jessie J -Outro]
Yeah, yeah
Oo-oooh
Forget about the price tag.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Thank you for the goodies!

Although still out of job, but me have been lucky recently, and won some prizes online.

Firstly, thank you to Sparklette, for choosing me as one of the winner for the Giveaway of: Roast Beef Sandwiches and Coffee from Oriole Espresso & Brew Bar!



Then i want to thank you to Diana for the "What Home Means to Me" giveaway.. !!



Prize was a book with DVD called “Because It’s Home”. It captures the special moments and reflections on the making of the "Home" music video.

The DVD also contain the music video, behind-the-scenes footage and scribblings by various artistes on what home means to them. (All very beautifully done!! Hehe!)

Next is The Blog Shop!
Thank you for picking me as the winner of the giveaway, and i got myself a Panasonic Headset!!



The parcel was well secured and packed! =)

Thank you to all for the great prizes!!~

Dear friends, i linked them on my blog too.
Do visit them, and also me ok? =)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Earthquake in Japan

On Friday, 11 March 2011, Japan was hit by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded. The magnitude-8.9 quake spawned a deadly tsunami that slammed into the nation's east coast, leaving a huge swath of devastation in its wake.
Hundreds of people are dead and many more are still missing or injured.

I get to know about this through Twitter, so i went into BBC website and to find out more about it.

The newscasters were reporting while images of the tsunami and the impact it caused was being shown.
I printscreen some of it..


I was so sad, looking at the images of it.. Mother Earth must be angry at us, for making it sick and so such an disaster is to remind us to stop, or if can reduce the rate of making it sick. 

My friend on Facebook shared this video (As a vegetarian, and as a reminder.)



There are some organizations that are working on relief and recovery in the region.
More to read about it over HERE.

It's only March of 2011.
So much happenings.

Blessings and prayers to Japan!
To all friends, all over the world, take good care, and enjoy everyday.
 

Friday, March 11, 2011

孫燕姿 《當冬夜漸暖》

After so long, my idol: Stephanie Sun Yan Zi, 孫燕姿, finally has a new album, named "It's time".
It's been four years since her last album!



Today on Facebook, someone shared one of the MV, and im loving it. =)
 


《當冬夜漸暖》
詞: 藤井樹,曲:饒善強

很多事情 不是誰說了就算
即使傷心 結果還是自己擔
多少次失望表示著多少次期盼
事實證明 幸福很難

我們之間 不是誰說了就算
拉扯的愛 徒增結局的難堪
一百次相愛只要有一次的絢爛
下一次 會更勇敢

當冬夜漸暖 當大海也不再那麼藍
當月色的純白變得陰暗
那只是代表快樂不再那麼簡單

當冬夜漸暖 當夏夜的樹上不再有蟬
當回憶老去的痕跡斑斑
那只是因為悲傷從來 都不會有答案

當冬夜漸暖 當青春也都煙消雲散
當美麗的故事都有遺憾
那只是習慣把愛當做喜歡
重要的是 我們如何愛過那一段

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Loving Yourself

I love myself, so wanted to update it onto Facebook.
The relationship part, that is. =)


I wanted to set it to 'In a relationship' with myself.



After saving it, it prompted me something..



Come, i zoom in, let you see..

Facebook prompt me: "You cannot create a relationship with yourself.
-____-||

But i love myself, so much!! (HAHA!)

Instead of trying to find that special love of someone, love yourself first!
Did some readings from Wiki How.
Below are the steps, and the things i did, or am doing, after reading it. =)


1. Be honest with yourself about how valuable you believe you are.
Everytime i tell myself, i am not that lousy, or bad. When you feel yourself more worth, you become more valuable.

2. Start sharing. 
Share, what you know, what you learn, and people around will see the value of having you around.

3. FORGIVE yourself if you ever believe you aren't worthy of love.
Everyone is worthy of Love. Try saying this into the mirror every morning.

4. Post this affirmation up someplace where you will see it each and every day; "I have the courage to believe that I am worthy of love."
Keep telling yourself that your are worthy of Love! Everyday. =)

5. Take action and make those words real.
Make this step into action: love yourself, love others, spread the love around.

6. Learn to let go.
Everyone will sure come across bad experiences, relationship, being rejected (*cough*).
Let it go, it will pass and Life doesn't stop here.

7. Remember that love is not a feeling, it is a choice! 
The more you Love yourself, the more the friends around will benefit. That is you, loving yourself, and spreading it to the people around you.

8. Think about what you need to fill that emptiness inside, that place that is longing for love.
Think of something to fill that emptiness in your heart, personally, i find things to fill the mind. Examples: jogging, cleaning the room or house, talk to my hamster (sometimes.) And when you are so full of loving yourself, you will naturally become a more loving person.

9. Keep a journal.
Write it down. For me, i write on my Blog. Happy, Sad happenings.
They can motivate you and you can also learn things out of it. It also serves as good memories of events in your life. =)

10. Get in Tune with Yourself.
Listen to music. The songs you are listening can affect your moods too, try to play more happy songs on your mp3 player, alright?

11. Do 3 things a day, to change yourself into your dream person If it is gaining or losing weight, then take a step by dancing for 20 minutes. 
Want to know what i did for this?
Firstly, i look into the mirror, tell myself: "Today is a better day.".
Secondly, look into my own eyes, and say: "You are actually not that bad..."
Thirdly, Smile to yourself in the mirror. (This, is very useful.)

12. Hug yourself.
Put your left hand over the right shoulder.
Put your right hand over the left shoulder.
There you go, give yourself a tight hug!! =)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Insomnia or 失眠

nce in a while, we can't seem to fall asleep.

This can be dues to stress at work, problems faced, relationship problems, and many more.

Last night, i faced this problem.
I count sheeps..



I tried counting to 9465738592 times.
Did not work.

So i on the laptop, tweet, and play games.

Bejeweled.



Tried to make the eyes tired..
Did not work.

Come to a point, whereby i saw the clock was 2am, i went to give my final try, on the bed.
After some twist and turns on the bed, i fell asleep. (Finally.. but not sure what time was it. Haha!)

And judging at how it is going, i hope i can sleep well tonight. =)

To all my friends having insomnia like me, this song is for you!

* * * * * * * *

陳奕迅 - 全世界失眠

想起我不完美 你會不會  逃離我生命的範圍
想著你的滋味 我會不會  把這個枕頭 變得甜美

想起白天的約會 忘了晚上的咖啡 
只怕感情如潮水 遠離我夢中的堡壘

一個人失眠 全世界失眠 
無辜的街燈 守候明天
幸福的失眠 只是因為害怕閉上眼 
如何想你想到六點 如何愛你愛到終點

想起我的時候 你會不會 好像我一樣不能睡
想像你的曖昧 我會不會 數不到綿羊 一雙一對

想起白天的約會 忘了晚上的咖啡 
只怕感情如潮水 遠離我夢中的堡壘

一個人失眠 全世界失眠 
無辜的街燈 守候明天
幸福的失眠 只是因為害怕閉上眼 如何想你想到六點

一個人失眠 全世界失眠
幸福的失眠 只是因為害怕閉上眼 如何想你想到六點
如何愛你愛到終點 如何愛你愛到終點



Sleep well. =)
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