Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Results of the Presidential Election 2011 


The results of the Presidential Election 2011 are:-

YearName of CandidatesValid Votes Polled (local)Valid Votes Polled (%) (local)
2011 (2,274,773)Tan Cheng Bock737,12834.85
Tan Jee Say529,73225.04
Tony Tan Keng Yam744,39735.19
Tan Kin Lian103,9314.91

Don't know what to say about the results but I feel that it's so unfair that Tan Kin Lian got to forfeit his deposit. Like so poor thing! Why is there a need to put any deposit in the first place?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

I can't stand it when random people just come and talk to me. Of course the polite thing is just to reply them back but hello?!?! Why should I entertain u all? When I'm already so tired I just wanna rest!
Hello Nuffnangers!




We LOVE blogging and reading blogs for various reasons.

Perhaps it is to get reviews on restaurants, cosmetics or the latest tech gadgets or keeping ourselves updated on the blogger’s personal lives (read: kaypoh *We are all guilty of it. It’s alright and perfectly normal right, right? /flips hair).

These blogs we read (or stalk), there’s something about them that draws us back to find out more and might even inspire us to blog about certain topics. Now, wouldn’t it be great if we could share these inspirations with everyone? That’s the idea behind Blog Day!

Blog Day was created with the belief that bloggers should have one day dedicated to getting to know other bloggers from other countries and areas of interest, and…

Nuffnang is proud to be celebrating the 6th Blog Day on 31st August 2011!

(hint: the date is the reason why Blog Day is called Blog day)

On Blog Day, bloggers will post a recommendation of 6 new blogs, and this way, everyone will find themselves discovering new, previously unknown blogs thanks to the viral effect of social media. Sounds great, doesn’t it?



Here’s how you can be a part of Blog Day 2011:

Spot 6 new blogs that interest you the most, preferably blogs which are different from your own culture, point of view and attitude.
Share with us why you have recommended those 6 blogs – are they funny? Do they tell unusual stories? Maybe the photos are out of this world?
Publish a blog post about your 6 recommendations.
Submit the permalink of your blog post about your recommendations (i) as a comment on this blog post OR (ii) by the form below this blog post, by 11.59 pm, 31 August 2011.


The best part about Blog Day? You get rewarded if your recommendations get us raving over new awesome blogs! The Nuffnanger with the best recommendations will be our Featured Blogger of the Month for the month of October. Yes, you read that right! We’ll announce the results on 2 Sep!

The deadline for submissions is 11.59pm, 31 August 2011, so hurry, go out, discover blogs and start commenting now! Happy Blog Day to all! :)

*Nuffnang will be announcing the winner on 2 Sept 2011.


VOTE ME!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Presidential Election 2011

This year is an exciting year for politics in Singapore. Besides the last General Election earlier on, the Presidential Election will be on tomorrow!

I will no idea who to vote for. Am listening to their speeches now. While listening to the speeches (now is Dr Tony Tan's speech, the way he speaks is really boring leh =.=), I am also googling about them. Ah yah,  I give you all the relevant link, you all go and read about it yourselves lah. So lazy to copy and paste =/

Tan Kin Lian - http://tkl2011.com/
Tony Tan - http://www.tonytan.sg/?gclid=CO3fw62o7aoCFcQa6wodyVphNg
Tan Cheng Bock - http://www.tanchengbock.org/
Tan Jee Say - http://www.tanjeesay.com/blog/

Ah yoh. I just want a President who really cares about the citizens. Someone who can put Singaporeans/Singapore's interest at the top. Someone who can help to improve our lives and give us more jobs (instead to the PRs/foreigners).

So any suggestion?

PS: How come all the potential presidents' surnames are Tan? Hee~ So coincidental!
I have just received the below email from Google:

Hello,

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poses a risk of generating invalid activity. Because we have a
responsibility to protect our AdWords advertisers from inflated costs due
to invalid activity, we've found it necessary to disable your AdSense
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both be fully refunded back to the affected advertisers.


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this may cause you, and we thank you in advance for your understanding and
cooperation.

If you have any questions or concerns about the actions we've taken, how
you can appeal this decision, or invalid activity in general, you can find
more information by visiting
http://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=57153.

Sincerely,

The Google AdSense Team


Okie, whatever. I'm not really earning a lot of money on it anyway. But the thing is, I saw in their Google Help Forum that a lot of people also encounter the same issue and their adsense accounts never got reinstated back despite appealing for it. Now, I really wonder.. Is the sentence in bold true? Do they really return the revenue back to their adwords advertisers or just eat up the money?

Monday, August 22, 2011

People said that the transportation system in Singapore is very good. Or at least it's good compared to many countries. But I wish that it's not so good and cars are cheaper here like many other countries.

Friday, August 19, 2011

It is so unfair that tuition co-ordinators can get 50% of the first whole month's tuition fees. Why should we/tutors pay tuition coordinators half of our first month tuition fees when all they do is just to make a few phone calls and advertise? Moreover, they are paid first!
Happy Birthday Mummy!!!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Gosh! I kept procrastinating. Haven't ordered my Mum's birthday cake. Argh! Want to order online but the collection date is too late by one day. Will have to go down to the store and ask them. Hopefully can make it!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

There's always a long queue at the Gong Cha stall at Bukit Panjang Plaza (BPP). Previously, Sweet Talk is the monopoly there. In fact, there was once Sweet Talk is the monopoly everywhere until now. I guess the more popular bubble tea brands now are Koi, Gong Cha, Shared Tea, etc.. Although they cost about average $2.50 per cup, there are still queues.

So one day, I went to queue for Gong Cha at BPP with Robin.

Robin tried their specialty Gong Cha. It's green tea with foam (milk?) and it tastes really bland. So-so only.

I still prefer my fav - pearl milk tea. I think Koi's pearls are slightly better, more chewy but Gong Cha is not bad. 

I think bubble teas are getting more and more expensive. $2.50 is really too much. Should sell it at $1.50. Haha~
I am going to the Loud Festival on 7 Oct with Diana!! Yay! Quite excited about it. Diana is very excited coz this is her first time seeing/hearing Jay Chou singing live. Okie, it's my bad. I chose to go to the last Jay Chou concert with Robin. Oops~


Tickets to the Loud Festival. We got the Premier seats. Yippie!!

HAPPY 46th BIRTHDAY SINGAPORE!!!



What are you guys going to do later?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Public transport fare is going to increase again!!!

In case you are still unaware, there is a 1 per cent public transport fare hike approved earlier on Friday morning by the Public Transport Council (PTC). On Friday morning, the PTC announced that from Oct 8, adult card fares for buses and trains will increase by 2 cents per journey. Senior citizen concessionary fares will increase by 1 cent per journey. There will be no change to child and student concessionary card fares.

On average, the PTC said the fare hike works out to about a rise of 15 cents per week for 85 per cent of commuters. The changes which will take into effect on Oct 8 also coincides with the opening of the full Circle Line, which means commuters will only see one round of fare increases.

But if my memory serves me correctly, I need to top up my ez-link card more frequently since they introduced the distance-fare thingy. And I don't even make use of the Circle Line lor. Why open the full Circle Line needs to increase bus fare? I don't get it. Anyway, sometimes I see SMRT employ staff at the LRT there during peak hours and they just stand there guide people here and there which is so redundant. During peak hours, people all rush here, rush there, don't even need the staff to guide!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Groupon Trip

Last Sunday, Diana  and I embarked on a Groupon trip. Haha~ Now why do I call it a Groupon trip? Coz our main objective of the outing is to use our Groupon vouchers.

The first place we went to was Nailz Treats.


It was located at level 4 of Far East Plaza. The shop is a small and cozy place. Not bad.

So anyway, our Groupon includes:
  • Deluxe manicure and pedicure
  • Aromatherapy feet bath
  • Scrub
  • Massage
  • Anti-aging Grapeseed feet wrap

And they did everything on the list so that's great. But of course, they will ask you to top up for other things like $10 to remove fingernails cuticles, $10 to remove toenails cuticles and $3 for a long lasting finish coat. So all in all we actually paid $10 + $10 + $3 + $28 (for the Groupon) = $51

Wow~ Didn't realize how much it actually cost. Although the experience is a nice one, the service is good, etc.. Sometimes, maybe it cost more to buy Groupons/deals. But I would recommend this place for its good service =)

End results:




Now, can you guess which colour I put and which colour Diana put? Hee~


At 7:30pm, we went to use our second Groupon. Eyebrow threading at Browhaus at ION Orchard. Never know that there is a Browhaus there. Fyi, it's located at level 3. It was not a good experience. The person who thread our eyebrows is called Jelly. I have no idea why but she showed us her black face throughout the session. Got attitude problem lor.

There's a promotion tied up with Groupon. For Groupon users, we can purchase 2 sessions of eyebrow threading (valid for 6 months, non transferable) at $21. Usual price was $16 per threading. Both of us didn't take up the offer. Although she did a not bad job but her attitude sucked!
Friends

Today I shall blog about friends. A difficult topic.

Recently I haven't been meeting many friends. I feel that I am having less and less friends. Well, like they all say, we don't actually need that many friends. Just a few good and true ones will do.

Anyway I miss my friends badly but I can't really meet them or go out with them. Wanna save money.

Okie, don't emo le. Ta-das.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Hurray!! My dear iMac is here. But I'm not really used to it and I can't watch shows with it! Hopefully I can get the hang of it soon =)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Parallel and Vertical Parking

Hi all. I am very grateful that I can pass my driving test last month. As such, I will share my knowledge (to the best I can) with all my readers (before I forgot). This is not an advertorial or anything. Just pure sharing.

Fyi, I took my driving test under my private driving instructor at SSDC. Please don't ask me which driving school is easier to pass or such as I really have no idea although according to statistics, it should be BBDC. A little about my driving history: Much as I would like to say that I have passed my driving test on my first attempt but actually many years ago (4-5 years probably), I have taken my TP once under BBDC school programme. So the accurate thing would be that I have actually passed my TP on the second attempt. Many people said that it is easier to pass with school but I seriously don't agree with it. Unless maybe you pay more to get the same instructor all the time. That time, I learnt under different instructors and I got very confused as they don't teach the same thing.

I would also encourage people that if you fail, just keep retaking. I am sure that you will pass it eventually. Kinda regretted that I have waited so long to get my license. My confidence level that time was really bad =(

I shall write down the steps to do vertical and parallel parking since most people have difficulties in these 2. Maybe can share more if there is more demand. One tip by my PDI: Adjust the side mirror so that you can see part of the rear tyres in the side mirror when you enter the circuit.


Parallel Parking  


1. Position the car slightly ahead of the parking lot, approx 0.8m away from the left kerb.

2. Check the left side mirror, right blind spot and look through the rear view mirror. After that signal left and engage the reverse gear.

3. When you see your sighting point, turn the steering wheel fully to the left. (For me, my sighting point is bottom 2/3 of the left side mirror.)

4. Reverse in slowly until you see the yellow part of the block disappear (for SSDC. I don't know if other schools got the block or not.) in the right side mirror. Then straighten the wheel.

5. Reverse in until the wheel just touches the line. Full turn to the left again. Ensure that the wheel doesn't hit the kerb behind and return the steering wheel straight.

To come out..

6. Change to reverse gear, check rear view mirror and full turn left and quickly return straight before the back wheel hit the block at the back.

7. Change to forward gear, signal right, check right side mirror and blind spot before turning the steering wheel full turn to the right.

8. When you see the left side kerb appear at the left hand corner of the windscreen, u can return the steering wheel and drive out.


Vertical Parking


1. Position the car near the centre line.

2. Engage reverse gear. Check your left side mirror and right blind spot.

3. When you see your sighting point, turn the steering wheel full turn to the left and reverse in slowly. (For me, my sighting point is top 1/3 of the rear view mirror.) Make sure you turn your head to the back to check.

4. Continue to reverse in. If the car is too close to the left, return steering wheel to the right before the rear left wheel hit the left kerb. If the car is too close to the right, stop the car before the rear right wheel hit the right kerb. Change to forward gear and turn the steering wheel to adjust. Make sure the car is straight. Then change to reverse gear and reverse into the lot. Make sure you turn your head to the back to check before reversing in.

To come out..

5. Make sure that the kerb reaches your shoulder then come out. (Turn steering wheel to the left or right depends on where you want to drive to.) Make sure you check the respective blind spots and signal where you want to turn to.
When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.

Jiayou jiayou!!

By the way, anyone know how to change luck? Haha~