Monthly Archives: December 2009

Passwords, Bloody Passwords

They insist that we change our password every 90 days. That’s a real pain. I suppose many passwords are just simply insecure. I wonder how many people use their birthdates as their password. I know for sure I’ve done that … Continue reading

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Got 19k to Spare?

Do you have S$19,000/- to spare? Fly first class on Singapore Ailrines’ A380 from Singapore to London. The private suites in its double-decker Airbus SAS A380 aircraft feature sliding doors, hand-stitched Italian leather seats and 23-inch LCD screen televisions. First-class … Continue reading

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Google Gets Better

You’re taking a walk in the woods, you come across a tree and you wonder what tree it is. You snap a picture of the tree using your cellular phone, send it to Google and it returns within seconds with … Continue reading

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Straight Talk

Unless you work for the CIA, or the KGB, or the MI6, there is no reason why you can’t be open about what you do for a living. Some people haw and hum when asked how they are doing. They seem … Continue reading

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Yin Shui Si Yuan

As you can see from the picture above, Finland even has a statue remembering Finns who have left their homeland. I’ve not met many Finns in Singapore but we certainly have our fair share of foreigners. More than one in … Continue reading

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Rollies will Save your Soles

An idea whose time has come. Feet killing you? Head for a vending machine! At 15 bucks a pair, and available in three colors, every girl should have a pair in her handbag and another pair on standby in the … Continue reading

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Anti Status Symbol Status Symbol

The thing about being super rich is that you eventually run out of things to buy. You can only live in so many houses, or invite so many supermodels for dinner, or own so many islands, or invite so many … Continue reading

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Desert Mirage

Dubai’s government investment firm Dubai World shocked markets on November 26 when it asked for a six-month delay in repaying a US$59 billion tranche of its total debt of US$80 billion. The news, which credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s … Continue reading

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Butcher Begging to be Axed

Talking about massacres, under their leader Pol Pot, the Khmer Rouge wiped out nearly two million people as they abolished money, property and set up huge labor camps in their bid to turn Cambodia back to a rural “Year Zero.” … Continue reading

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A Massacre in 2009?

In this day and age, are there still warlords? You bet. In lawless Philippines. Far away from Manila, in the provinces, warlords with private armies rule the land. The central government in Manila tolerates them because they act as buffers … Continue reading

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