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July 31, 2011 · Posted in Thumb Gallery · Comment 
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Lim Boon Heng – On Public Transportation

July 29, 2011 · Posted in Economy · 1 Comment 

Former Transport MinisterThe former minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, former Labour Chief and former People’s Action Party (PAP) chairman, Lim Boon Heng, has quoted in the news that in order for the quality of service to improve, fare increment is necessary.

… If operators do not make profits, they cannot invest in new buses, leading to a drop in quality of service…

said, Mr Lim. In addition,

… If fares are not raised, it will impact transport workers as they will not be able to get wage increases…

From a dominant political party (PAP) background, it is inevitable that the mindset is to increase costs to justify the quality of service, like the way people are taxed to pay the million-dollar salary of the ministers

I don’t think our transportation company is running a loss. Mr Lim even quoted that the SMRT posted a net earning of $161.1 million for the year ended in March 2011. That is one-sixth of a billion dollars.

Rightfully, I may agree with Mr Lim’s thought that the increase of fare is justified with the improvement in quality. Unfortunately, the train is still as crowded as before during the morning crowd, following fare hikes throughout the years. This has to be addressed.

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XXX Top Level Domain (TLD)

July 28, 2011 · Posted in Entertainment Industry · Comment 

Top Level DomainMost of us understand what is a top-level domain (TLD). With the recent approval of .XXX domain extension for sexually explicit websites, brand owners are encouraged to block their trademark names to prevent cybersquatters from trying to profit from their names in cyberspace. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann), a non-profit group, has approved the TLD, which is designed for adult entertainment industry., and believed that it will protect children from online porn.

If brand owners are unsure how much you will be affected, below is a list of questions and answers on what should be done to protect their trademarks and brand names in cyberspace.

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Chocolate Melts Offer Last Weekend

July 24, 2011 · Posted in Anything · 1 Comment 

I received an online promotion offer from Mcdonald’s and I thought of sharing this earlier. Unfortunately, I did not have the time to make a post for this.

Well, hopefully the next time I will be more prompt in getting this news out to you readers. I managed to use it once.

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WPtouch Not Showing AdSense on iPhone

July 23, 2011 · Posted in Applications · Comment 

WPtouchWPtouch is a plugin that I used for my WordPress blog. When I first started using it, I have no issue and that the good part of it was, it could display my Google AdSense ads.

Recently, for some reasons, it stopped showing all my Google ads on my iPhone. I tried to modify some of the configuration, checked the Google AdSense for help but to no avail.

I’m going to reach out to WPtouch developers for help to see if this issue can be resolved. If I do not get it resolved, I may have to consider another plugin, or perhaps totally remove the mobile edition.

Revenue is lost every single day this is not resolved.

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Singapore Versus Malaysia in World Cup 2014 Qualifier Tonight

July 23, 2011 · Posted in English Football · Comment 

World Cup 2014 Qualifier

A decade since Singapore and Malaysia played a competitive cup match, tonight marks the day where Singapore will meet its neighbour at Jalan Basar stadium in a World Cup 2014 Second Round Qualifier. The usual venue, National Stadium, is under renovation.

Despite the smaller venue, tickets were completely sold out within a day! This shows how much fans are anticipating to look forward towards the match.

The match will bring back the good old times when Singapore was part of the Malaysia Cup football league. Which side will win? I don’t know, but being Singaporean, I certainly support the Reds.

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Jurassic Park 4 Coming Soon

July 23, 2011 · Posted in Films · 1 Comment 

Steven Spielberg and Jurassic Park 4

Since Jurassic Park made its debut in 1993, the movie industry has evolved to make use of technology to create films such as Lord of the Rings and Avatar.

Film maker, Steven Spielberg said he wanted to make use of animation to get as close to the characters that (Herge) invented and not characters that we would then reinvent based on big names, big movie stars. Twenty years later, he is reworking on a new “Jurassic Park” movie, teeth sharpened, and not for the popcorn.

He did not mention when the film is expected to be released, but I foresee that would be at least next year.

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Woodlands Causeway Traffic Always Jam

July 16, 2011 · Posted in Rant Corner · 2 Comments 

Causeway Traffic image taken on Saturday morning of July 2011

I was thinking of going to Malaysia for a trip this morning; therefore the first thing I went to check on the Internet is the traffic condition at the Woodlands Causeway Checkpoint (see image above). The photo was taken at 11:23hrs on the 16th of July – yes, it may be slightly late in the morning. However, when I initially checked the Internet, it was around 7am in the morning.

What a¬†disappointment. From the analysis and past experience, I know that I’m going to be stuck there in the jam on fewer than 2 hours. Decided that the time is best spent elsewhere, I gave up the thought of driving across the straits to our neighbour. Next step, perhaps just drive around Singapore to see what’s good for breakfast.

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