L'immortel: Spilled blood never dries!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Durex

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What a commercial! Nonetheless innovative.. hee

2009.429 I was blasted by Star Trek!

Caught a special surprise screening yesterday (for GV members only) and it was a surprise from STAR TREK! BEST!


Great Sci-Fi and action movie with fantastic special effects. It was a blast throughout the show, with a considerable amount of humor. Spectacular! Watch it with no regrets!

Also caught TAKEN last weekend and did not blog about it.


I did not expect it to be tat good! So engaging until my whole body was tensed up and was clenching my fist throughout, which left me mentally and physically exhausted. A real adrenaline-pumping action/thriller movie with full load of actions. Seems too good to be true to have a superhero for a dad! haha..

This movie tells us one thing for sure: Do not mess with the wrong Dad!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Branded Sports Warehouse SALE


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Page One Warehouse Sale


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Date: 30 Apr - 3 May 09
Venue: 20 Kaki Bukit View, Kaki Bukit Techpark 2
Time: 10am - 10pm (30 Apr - 2 May 09) / 10am - 7pm (3 May 09)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Star Awards Live @ Mediacorp...

Went to Star Awards Live yesterday at Mediacorp coz Marc got a pair of free tics. Was told to arrive there early to get good seats (free seating). Had to queue at a deserted basement carpark until the doors opened at 630pm. Stuffy or what...

We were sitting at the back with all the fans and the noise level was too overwhelming with all the shouting, screaming, whistling and what not. My ears simply can't take sharp noises!

The leg space for the seat was just enough. For people with long legs like me, my knees were literally touching the head of the seat infront and you have to get up for people to walk thru. It's very uncomfortable.

When the hosts, award presenters or winners spoke, I could barely hear anything coz firstly, the sound from the mike was not clear and loud enough. Secondly the fans were screaming away like markets!

Some of the things I found out watching this Live (you can say I'm Sua Ku or ignorant.. haha):
  • The whole setup was not as glamorous as you saw on TV. It was all the lightings that brightened up the studio.

  • During commercial breaks, a MC will be talking to the audience and tried to build up the excitement from the fans. Others will be walking around, host will be hidding somewhere, catching up on their scripts, adjusting attire etc. Crazy fans will also be screaming to get their favourite star's attention during this time.

  • From the balcony, you can't really see the happenings below (where the artistes were located) from where you are seated. You had to move down to the railings and bend down to be able to see. Then security will come and ask you to move away.. haha..

  • Security personnel will be going around catching people videoing and taking photos. Funny or what..

  • Fans infront of you will be lifting their banners up most of the time and block your view - can't see shit so in the end forced to look at the projection at the side. I sat behind Zoe Tay's fans so was not too bad as she was not in the limelight anymore. I pity those sitting behind the fans of the Mediacorp's 7 princesses (e.g. Rui En, Felicia Chin, Joanne Peh etc). I bet they can't see what's infront of them, except black/white cardboard, most of the time.

Since photo taking and videoing were not allowed, I only managed to take a couple of lousy shots and will not be posting them up. Overall it was an OK only experience (still an experience better than nothing huh). At least it helped me in coming to a conclusion that this will be my first and last time to this event coz seriously I rather watch this in the comfort of my home.

Hell's Kitchen UK!

I never failed to follow every season of Hell's Kitchen by Gordon Ramsey. Season 3 is currently showing on Channel 5 every Thursday at 12 midnight. This Thur is the finale...
(Yeah Singapore is way tooooooooooo back dated coz US already showing Season 5!!)

NOW they have the UK version with Marco Pierre White. Cool! I can't wait for for it to premier on 6 May at The Asian Food Channel 69...

I hope it will be as good or even better and fiercer than the US version. Looking forward to it...

Friday, April 24, 2009

Cow and the Economy

What do you do when you have two cows...

TRADITIONAL CORPORATION
You have two cows. You sell one and bought a baby bull. Nurse and feed it well. They mate, your herd multiplies and the economy grows. You invest & kept the gains into the country reserve, you sell them and everyone retire on the income.

AN AMERICAN CORPORATION
You have two cows. You mortgage both of them to the bank & obtain investment for two more cows, then re-mortgage the investment the four cows for eight cows and continue to do likewise. The financial market was flooding with mortgages & investments in cow's assets. No one knows where & who owned the original 2 cow's ......? Then these 2 original cows grew old & eventually died, you are surprised when there's No Asset to back up the mortgage or repay the loan??? Finally you ask the govt to bail out the collapse financial cow's market !

A FRENCH CORPORATION
You have two cows. You go on strike because you want three cows.

A JAPANESE CORPORATION
You have two cows. You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk. You then create clever cow cartoon images called 'Cowkimon' and market them World-Wide.

A GERMAN CORPORATION
You have two cows. You re-engineer them so they live for 100 years, eat once a month, and milk themselves.

A BRITISH CORPORATION
You have two cows. Both are mad.

AN ITALIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows, but you don't know where they are. You break for lunch..

A SWISS CORPORATION
You have 5,000 cows and none of which belong to you. You charge others for storing them.

A CHINESE CORPORATION
You have two cows. You have 300 people milking them.. You claim full employment and high bovine productivity. You have the newsman who reported on the numbers arrested.

AN INDIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows. You worship them.

A MALAYSIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows. You signed a 40-year contract to supply milk at RM0.06 per litre. Then midway through, you raised the price to RM0.60 or you cut the supply. When the buyer agrees to the new price, you change your mind again and now want RM1.20. The buyer decided you can keep the milk and they go look for milk that comes from recycled cows or the cow urine instead.Your two cows retire together with the Prime Minister.

And last but not least,

A SINGAPOREAN CORPORATION
You have two cows. One "cow-peh" and one "cow-bu".

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Harvey Norman Warehouse Sale


Date: 1 - 3 May 09
Time: 11am - 9pm
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 6B

Admission: Public - Free Admission

Electrical/ I.T Products to clear!

Organizer: Pertama Merchandising Pte Ltd
Tel: +65 6311 9988 / 6488 2300

FJB 50th Anniversary Sale - 30% off


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Terms & Conditions for FJB 50th Anniversary Retail Event
  1. The 30% discount ("Discount" ) applies to merchandise as designated by the management of F J Benjamin Holdings Ltd and its subsidiaries (" Group" ) in its absolute discretion. This Discount may not apply to certain merchandise available in store.

  2. The Discount applies only on 23 and 24 April 2009 (" Term" ) at all participating stores (but not concessionaires / corners) or owned and operated by the Group in Singapore only (" Stores" ). For the full store listings, please see the store locator at www.fjbenjamin.com.

  3. This Discount may not apply to concession counters / corners operating at department stores.

  4. This Discount may be applicable in addition to loyalty discount enjoyed by loyalty card members and VIPs under Guess?, Gap, Banana Republic and La Senza, provided that such loyalty discount does not exceed 15%. There will be no additional discounts for VIPs under Celine, and there will be no accrual of RAOUL dollars under the RAOUL Loyalty Programme.

  5. All other discounts including media discount, staff discount, dressing allowance will not be applicable in addition to the Discount.

  6. Save for the above, the Discount cannot be used with any other promotions, discounts and/or vouchers, save for valid vouchers / gift cards purchased from the Stores.

  7. The Discount cannot be used with the purchase of vouchers / gift cards.

  8. Merchandise purchased with the Discount during the Term cannot be returned, exchanged or refunded. The Group reserves the right amend the terms and conditions at any time without prior notification. In the event of any disputes, the Group´s decision is final and conclusive.

Website: http://www.fjbenjamin.com/

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Isetan Events & Promotions (Apr - May 09)


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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Secretary's Day Lunch

With this bad economy, I would expect bosses in our company to intentionally forget about Secretary's day/week but to my surprise, our GM was nice enough to still remember this day (I guess if he dun mention, all dept heads will just act blur).

Thru out the years, secretaries' lunches were always on company's account so this time our GM highlighted to our bosses that since times are bad, this lunch will be on individual boss's account. He's the head of the company so who dares to reject his suggestion rite? haha..

He had registered all the secretaries (6 of us) for the World Gourmet Summit at Golden Peony (Conrad Centennial) tomorrow. He's also releasing us from work at 330pm as the event starts at 4pm. How nice...

This is quite different from the usual lunch we had every year, which is definitely a nice change, and what's best is they are not going with us! Individual boss jus PAY a mere S$35 for their own secretary. So cheap rite.. lol

I was glad the bosses were not joining coz you know how uncomfortable it is to have lunch with ya boss and you dunno what to talk about, then comes the awkward silence. I know it does not apply to everyone but at least for me, coz I just hate to be superficial and I'm not that close to my boss to talk about anything under the sun. We will most probably end up talking about work.. BORING! (This is the difference between working with Asian and Ang Moh boss)

Nonetheless I will still personally thank my boss for this treat and for some reasons I think he does appreciate the kinda shit I go thru everyday. hehe...

Monday, April 20, 2009

FOX Factory Outlet SALE


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Date: 14 Apr - 3 May 09 (except Mondays)
Venue: Wing Tai Retail Factory Outlet, 105 Tampines Road S535127
Time: 12noon - 7pm

Saturday, April 18, 2009

SHAW April Movie Treats


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You may also click HERE for more info and print the ecoupon.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Kate & Gin the outstanding dog!

Woof! I have to share this coz this puts alot of us to shame.. really.....

Watch the video clips and be awed by the performance.. outstanding bitch!



SEMI FINAL


FINAL


They did not win the Britain's Got Talent 2008 thou..

How come I'm not like her? Coz I'm not Border Collie? Why?? I think.... Mummy has not been working hard enough huh.. Woof! I'm off to sleep somemore.. have a great weekend everyone!

p/s: If you would like to know more about Gin, it's HERE.

Metro Expo & MPH Books SALE!



Date: 30 Apr - 3 May 09
Time: 11am - 10pm
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 5
Admission: Public - Free Admission

Organizer: Metro Pte Ltd
Contact Details: Fax : +65 6734 8633



Date: 9 - 10 May 09
Time: 9am to 9pm
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 6B

Show Profile: MPH Warehouse Sales: International Bestsellers, Self-help Books, Non-Fiction, Travel Guides, Childrens' Books..etc.

Organizer: MPH Distributors (S) Pte Ltd
Contact Details: Tel: +65 6450 6068 / Fax: +65 6457 0314

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Knowing & Killshot

Caught 2 movies last weekend:

KNOWING

The story in the beginning was interesting but towards the ending abit weird with all the alienated angels and all. Overall I still enjoy the movie and I only paid S$6 per ticket coz Film Garde had promotions last weekend for their grand opening at Iluma @ Bugis. Cinema is decent with good leg space and powerful sound system. Worth my money for this movie!

KILLSHOT

Not spectacular.. can give it a miss.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Britain's Got Talent - Susan Boyle

Never judge a book by its cover... So true in this case!

"American Idol" isn't the only launching pad for aspiring singers. Across the pond, "Britain's Got Talent" scored a huge boost in the Buzz after an unassuming contestant gave an amazing performance.

Susan Boyle (remember that name) became a Web phenomenon after singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables. The performance brought the audience to its feet and left the judges (including Simon Cowell) either speechless or in tears.

Before going on stage, Ms. Boyle admitted some self-deprecating facts about herself (she's never been kissed and lives alone with her cat, Pebbles). For those reasons and more, audiences were expecting the female William Hung. They were wrong.

Lookups on the sudden star posted huge gains. A no-name just the other day, Ms. Boyle quickly surged into our top 5,000 overall searches. Blogs and gossip rags went wild. The Mirror jumped on the story, reporting that while Ms. Boyle thought she "looked like a garage" on TV, she received a standing ovation when she showed up at her local church.

Other sources write that as a child, Ms. Boyle was the target of bullies because of a disability. But, with her newfound fame, she is getting the last laugh. In fact, she's already meeting with officials from Mr. Cowell's Sony BMG label. This may have been the first you've heard of her, but it certainly won't be the last. You can watch her performance below...


Susan Boyle Fansite HERE

You should watch the longer version in YouTube. Lyrics of the song is in there too... and you should listen to Simon's comments.. haha


Above article extracted from Yahoo Buzz!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Chicken Ala Carte

Synopsis
This film is about the hunger and poverty brought about by Globalization. There are 10,000 people dying everyday due to hunger and malnutrition. This short film shows a forgotten portion of the society. The people who live on the refuse of men to survive. What is inspiring is the hope and spirituality that never left this people.

I think we all need to learn something from here. It's really sad how other people on the other side are dying to have food while we are wasting ours here. How blessed are we!

Food for thought...
(No pun intended)

Monday, April 13, 2009

FOX & Pumpkin Patch Apparels & Accessories Warehouse Sale


Date: 10 - 19 Apr 09
Time: 11am - 7pm

Venue: 19A Tannery Road

Check out the FOX & Pumpkin Patch Apparels & Accessories Warehouse Sale for up to 70% off. Goods sold are non-exchangeable & non-refundable. While stocks last. Payment by cash & NETS only.

For more detailed info, visit their website HERE and HERE

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Women...

WOMEN'S REVENGE
'Cash, check or charge?' I asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase. As she fumbled for her wallet, I noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse.

'So, do you always carry your TV remote?' I asked.

'No,' she replied, 'but my husband refused to come shopping with me, and I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him legally.'


UNDERSTANDING WOMEN (A MAN'S PERSPECTIVE)
I know I'm not going to understand women. I'll never understand how you can take boiling hot wax, pour it onto your upper thigh, rip the hair out by the root, and still be afraid of a spider.


CIGARETTES AND TAMPONS
A man walks into a pharmacy and wanders up & down the aisles. The sales girl notices him and asks him if she can help him. He answers that he is looking for a box of tampons for his wife. She directs him down the correct aisle. A few minutes later, he deposits a huge bag of cotton balls and a ball of string on the counter.

She says, confused, 'Sir, I thought you were looking for some tampons for your wife?

He answers, 'You see, it's like this, yesterday, I sent my wife to the store to get me a carton of cigarettes, and she came back with a tin of tobacco and some rolling papers; cause it's sooo-ooo--oo-ooo much cheaper. So, I figure if I have to roll my own .......... so does she.


WIFE VS. HUSBAND
A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word. An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither of them wanted to concede their position. As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs, the husband asked sarcastically, 'Relatives of yours?'

'Yep,' the wife replied, 'in-laws.'


WORDS
A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women use a day. 30,000 to a man's 15,000.

The wife replied, 'The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men....

The husband then turned to his wife and asked, 'What?'


CREATION
A man said to his wife one day, 'I don't know how you can be so stupid and so beautiful all at the same time.'

The wife responded, 'Allow me to explain. God made me beautiful so you would be attracted to me; God made me stupid so I would be attracted to you!


WHO DOES WHAT
A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning. The wife said, 'You should do it because you get up first, and then we don't have to wait as long to get our coffee.

The husband said, 'You are in charge of cooking around here and you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee.'

Wife replies, 'No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the Bible that the man should do the coffee.'

Husband replies, 'I can't believe that, show me.' So she fetched the Bible, and opened the New Testament and showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says.

'HEBREWS'

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Running low on your lipgloss? DON'T THROW YET!

This tip is for lipgloss lovers.. dun throw away ya lipgloss when it's running low.. there is actually still half left.. watch the video and you will know..



Cool huh... Too bad I dun have any to try at the moment.. I will try it out when the time comes.. If you have start yours now..

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Revolutionary Road

Went for the media preview of REVOLUTIONARY ROAD yesterday at Cathay Cineplex.


Story so so for me.. if you did not read the synopsis, you would not know what the hell is the movie trying to prove and leaves you guessing wat's behind these unhappy people. However superb performance by the reunited Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio (I dun exactly like him and rarely watch his movies but have to give it to him this time) as they did a great job in portraying the characters' fluctuating emotions. I watched until damn "pek chek" coz they were always shouting and screaming at each other and in the end issues were still unresolved.. I think the most interesting person in the whole movie was John Givings (starring Michael Shannon). He's quite sane for an insane character. haha...

If you wanna watch, jus enjoy the characters' performance coz it's more involving than the story itself (I guess this sentence kinda summarised my thoughts on this show).

Singapore Toy & Comic Convention 2009

It's back again.. hopefully more organised this time.





Check out the official site here

Monday, April 06, 2009

Hotel for Dogs, Crossing Over & Shinjuku Incident

Movies I have caught recently.

For dog lovers, I think it's not bad a movie. Quite heartwarming at the end. For the rest, can give it a miss.

CROSSING OVER
A movie about desperate immigrants of different nationalities struggling to LA to get legal status, by ways and means, hoping for a better life. Good storyline and worth watching.


If you like Derek Yee's previous work "Protege", you will like this too. Initially I was skeptical coz I dun really like Jackie Chan's movie as they were always stunts, stunts and more stunts. But rumours had it that Derek Yee did not allow him to direct this movie. Also Jackie Chan kinda took on a different, more meaningful role this time, not his usual "stunts show-off-only" roles. I also love the fact that the Japanese Yakuza was introduced into this movie. Actually this was the main reason why I wanted to watch Shinjuku Incident... hehe..

Not my usual review on movie starring Jackie Chan, but I have to say this movie is definitely worth watching. If you like movies about gangs and violence, you will like this...

Isetan Events & Promotions (Apr 09)


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Friday, April 03, 2009

Joke: My Dad...

I took my dad to the mall the other day to buy some new shoes (he is 92). We decided to grab a bite at the food court. I noticed he was watching a teenager sitting next to him. The teenager had spiked hair in all different colors: green, red, orange, and blue. My dad kept staring at him.

The teenager would look and find him staring every time.

When the teenager had had enough, he sarcastically asked, 'What's the matter old man, never done anything wild in your life?'

Knowing my Dad, I quickly swallowed my food so I would not choke on his response, knowing he would have a good one, and in classic style he did not bat an eye in his reply.

'Got drunk once and had sex with a peacock. I was just wondering if you were my son.'

(Don't Play Play with SENIORS)

TGIF!

John Little & Times Books Sale


Date: 8 - 19 Apr 09
Time: 1030am - 10pm
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 5
Admission: Public - Free

Organizer : John Little Pte Ltd
Contact Details : Tel : +65 6212 9200


Date: 9 - 12 Apr 09
Time: 10am - 9pm
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 4B
Admission: Public - Free Admission

Organizer : Times The Bookshop Pte Ltd
Contact Details : Tel : +65 6213 9577

Thursday, April 02, 2009

A True Story - VERY SHOCKING!

This is a real story of a young college girl who passed away last month in Pasir Ris.

Her name was Priya. She was hit by a truck. She was working in a call center. She had a boy friend named Shankar. Both of them were true lovers. They always talked on the phone. You would never find her without handphone. In fact she also changed her cell connection from Starhub to M1, so that both of them can be on the same network, and save on the cost.

She used to spend half of the day talking with shankar. Priya's family knew about their relationship. . Shankar was very close to Priya's family as well. (Just imagine their love) . Before she passed away she always told her friends, 'If I pass away please burn me with my handphone.' she also said the same thing to her parents.

After her death, people could not carry her body. A lot of them tried to do so,but still can't. Everybody had tried to carry the body, the results were the same. Eventually, they called a person known to one of their neighbours, who can speak with the soul of dead person and who was a friend of her father. He took a stick and started speaking to himself slowly. After a few minutes, he said, 'this girl misses something here.' Then her friends told that person about her intentions to burn her with her phone. He then opened the grave box and place her phone and sim card inside the casket. After that they tried to carry the body. It was then moved easily and they then carried her into the van. All of us were shocked.

Priya's parents did not inform Shankar that Priya had passed away..

After 2 weeks Shankar called Priya's mom......

Shankar said, 'Aunty, I'm coming home today. Cook something nice for me. Don't tell Priya that I'm coming home today, I wanna surprise her.'

Her mother replied, 'You come home first, I wanna tell you something very important.'

After he came, they told him the truth about Priya. Shankar thinks that they were playing a fool. He was laughing and said, 'don't try to fool me - tell Priya to come out, I have a gift for her. Please stop this nonsense'. Then they show him the original death certificate to him. They gave him proof to make him believe. (Shankar started to sweat)

He said, 'Its not true. We spoke yesterday. She still calls me.' Shankar was shaking. Suddenly, Shankar's phone rang. 'See this is from Priya, see this....' he showed the phone to priya's family. All of them told him to answer. He talked using the loudspeaker mode. All of them heard his conversation. Loud and clear, no cross lines, no humming. It is the actual voice of Priya & there is no way others could use her sim card since it is nailed inside the grave box. They were so shocked and asked for the same person's (who can speak with the soul of deal persons) help again. He brought his master to solve this matter. He & his master worked for 5 hours. Then they discovered one thing which really shocked them....


































M1 has the best coverage
'Where ever you go, our network follows!'

LOL

I know it's lame but didn't it keep ya heart pumping fast and wanting to read on? Come on.. admit it.. haha

Laneige Private Sale


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reminiscences