Happy Valentine’s Day 2009

Happy Valentine’s Day 2009
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Li Xiang baked butter cookies and cornflakes cookie for me as this year and I did a card for her (using computer) and got her a heart shape candy at Sticky. We exchanged gifts yesterday instead of today as today we were up early in the morning to attend her friend’s ROM at SAF Seaview Resort. It was a very isolated place and parking is really a problem due to the extremely limited parking space. After the ROM ceremony ended at about 3pm, we went to Orchard to take a walk. It was very crowded and I saw many LV and Gucci paper bags, looks like recession has not hit us hard yet or either the rich gets richer and the poor gets poorer. Saw Andy and his girlfriend at Lucky Plaza.

We have dinner at Tang Dian Wang at Hereen. It was my second time eating at Tang Dian Wang, the first was at Suntec. The food is good and the prices are very reasonable. I love the soup there!

Street Fighter IV Calendar Exclusively For Xbox360

Street Fighter IV Calendar Exclusively For Xbox360
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If you bought Street Fighter IV for Xbox360, you are entitled to an exclusively free Street Fighter IV Calendar. You can redeem it from Challenger at Funan or Best Denki at VivoCity from 12th February 2009 to 28th February 2009.

Remember to bring along the receipt together with the game. I did not bring because it was not stated and that was a wasted trip!

Street Fighter IV For Xbox 360

Street Fighter IV For Xbox 360
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Pre-ordered my Street Fighter IV for my Xbox 360 a couple of weeks ago at Mega Multimedia. Mega Multimedia have 2 shops at Jurong Point, 1 at JP1 and 1 at JP2 as well as at Century Square. The guy told me that if I pre-order now I can get S$5 off the retail price. I thought it must be quite a good deal. Yesterday I was there at Jurong Point and I went to ask when Street Fighter IV is coming, the same guy (I remembered his face) told me that it has been delayed till next week. I was like WTF? I know that SF4 will be launching on the 12th February 2009 because my friend in Microsoft told me about it and it is unlikely to be delayed.

At night, my good friend Paranoia aka Benjamin MSN me saying that the shop he pre-ordered from, Game Score which is located in Funan, has already called him asking him to come down and collect it today. I was quite pissed off with Mega Multimedia after that and I intended to call them in the morning to clarify. But before I could call them, they called me this morning and asked me to collect my pre-ordered SF4 as it is already in the store and told me over the phone that the price is S$85. So I thought on top of that, I will get another S$5 discount which makes it S$80, but the guy say S$85 is already the discounted price.

Lenovo Blogger Nite 2009

Lenovo Blogger Nite 2009
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I was invited by Derrick to attend the first Lenovo Blogger Night which is held at 7atenine (pronounced as 7 8 9) located at the Esplanade Mall. Food and drinks were good, ambiance as good as well as there were not much people. There were about 20 of us, about 10 where bloggers and the rest were Text 100 or Lenovo Staff. There is the first time I attended a Lenovo event. I was suppose to attend one last year, but was unable to make it as my Dad is leaving for Vietnam the next day.

Besides food, there are 5 new upcoming computers, 4 laptops and 1 desktop. I am not able to get a clear shot of the computers because spot lights are used and if I do, my shadow will block the image. If I use flash, the shadow problem will be gone but the picture will be overexposed!

SingTel To Bring In 1st Google Android Phone In Asia – HTC Dream

SingTel To Bring In 1st Google Android Phone In Asia – HTC Dream
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Singtel will be bringing in the first Google Android powered mobiles phones to Asia (Singapore included), the HTC Dream.

Singapore, 5 February 2009 – Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) and HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design, today unveiled the first Android powered mobile phone released in Asia – the HTC Dream. Customers of SingTel and its wholly-owned subsidiary in Australia, Optus, will soon be the first in Asia to enjoy this highly anticipated device.

lesterchan.net 3.30

lesterchan.net 3.30
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Some minor updates to lesterchan.net and hence I bump the site version to 3.30:

The remaining optimization involved upgrading my plugins used on this site as well to WordPress 2.8 nightly which is not recommended for a production site and hence I will only further optimize this site’s JavaScript when WordPress 2.8 comes out in March/April.