Apple iMac 21.5″ (Late 2009)

Apple iMac 21.5″ (Late 2009)
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Ordered a 21.5″ iMac (3.06GHz) for my dad to replace his old computer (which is also my previous desktop computer). Actually suppose to order 2 sets. One for my Dad to put it at home and the other for my mom to replace her old Fujitsu laptop in the office. However, my mom got some doubts about the Mac OS X and software compatibility issues and hence ended up getting 1 set for my dad first. In the mean time she can play around with it at home before making a final decision.

Since I am still technically a student, I made use of the Education Store and hence it is cheaper by S$100. The iMac cost S$1,688. I also topped up another S$218 for Apple Care so that the warranty will get extended by another 2 years.

Looking Back 2009

Looking Back 2009
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Today is the last day of the year 2009. 10 years ago today, everyone was frantic about the Y2K bug. I will be watching Alvin & The Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel at 10:50pm at GV VivoCity, so I will be spending the countdown inside the cinema watching the movie, first time experiencing this. Last year I was in Taiwan for the countdown, kinda miss that, that countdown was the best countdown I have ever been to so far. Singapore’s countdown is a total joke, who the heck want to watch Mediacorp’s artists perform? They are seriously overworked and underpaid.

2010

Taiwan Graduate Trip 2009

Taiwan Graduate Trip 2009
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After 2 years in Kindergarten, 6 years in Primary school, 4 years in Secondary school, 3 years in Polytechnic and 3 1/2 years in University, I have finally completed my course of study after 18 1/2 years! Went to Taiwan with Weiquan (knew him since Polytechnic), Kelvin and Hong Jun for our graduate trip for 7 days 6 nights.

Day 01 (Monday, 7th December 2009)

World’s Longest Chain Of Light-Sticks For SingTel ZoukOut 2009

World’s Longest Chain Of Light-Sticks For SingTel ZoukOut 2009
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The lightup will start tonight at 7:30pm outside Wisma Atria’s INDOCHINE restaurant, on level 1. The world longest chain of light-sticks consisting of about 10,000 red light-sticks will stretch from SingTel’s Comcentre headquarters at Exeter Road through Skate-Park, Orchard Cineleisure, ION, Wisma Atria, Ngee Ann City, Heeren, Centrepoint, Plaza Singapura, Cathay Orchard, Singapore Management University, Raffles City, Esplanade, Collyer Quay, Keppel Road and Vivocity to Siloso Beach (Sentosa). That is about 8.09km long!

World’s Longest Chain Of Light-Sticks Beckons Singapore’s Youth To Come To Where The Bright Lights Dance – Singtel’s ZoukOut 2009

Glico Christmas 2009 Products

Glico Christmas 2009 Products
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Looking for a perfect Christmas gift to your love ones or friends? My mom’s company is one the two official Glico agents in Singapore. For this Christmas, it is the first time my mom will be importing some special Glico products from Japan.

The Glico Giant Rainbow Pocky will be retailing for S$7.90 while the Giant Chocolate Collon and Giant Strawberry Collon will be retailing at S$19.90 each. These special products are exclusive to Watsons only and will be available from Thursday, 19th November 2009 onwards while stocks last.

A Christmas All Decked Out

A Christmas All Decked Out
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This year Singapore Christmas light-up is themed “A Christmas All Decked Out”. Three Christmas icons namely Santa, reindeers and snowmen are given designers makeovers and all decked out in haute couture. The first Christmas light-up started in 1984 (the year I was born). So this is the 26th year running.

The decoration in Orchard road is divided into three zones, the blue zone covering from Tanglin Mall all the way to Shaw Center, the orange zone covers from Ion Orchard all the way to Heeren and lastly the red zone covers from Orchard Building till the end of Orchard Road.

Singapore Food Expo 2009

Singapore Food Expo 2009
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Singapore Food Expo 2009 will be held at Singapore Expo Hall 5 on the 29th May 2009 to 2nd June 2009 from 11am to 10pm daily. My mom has been taking part in the Singapore Food Expo since 2003. This year my mom will have 3 booths there, SA07 selling miscellaneous food products, SA15 selling Glico products and SB15 selling mushroom products. I will be there at booth SA15 aka Glico booth to help out after work.

Glico will be launching new products at the Singapore Food Expo 2009 this year and hence we will be giving away free Pocky Choco Banana or Pretz Ham & Cheese for the first 100 customers daily. All you have to do is print out the promotion flyer and fill in your particulars and present to the staff at our Glico booth, SA15.

BlogOut! 2009

BlogOut! 2009
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*Phew* Finally my nervous presentation at BlogOut! 2009 was over. BlogOut! 2009 was a huge success.

There is some re-scheduling, my presentation was moved up to about 11.45am instead of 1.30pm. Once I am up there presenting, I don’t feel so nervous anymore. Elvin from Intel told me to look at the audience more often and smile which I agree. I think I am too engross looking at my screen and notes instead of the audience. Li Xiang told me that my hand moved too much and should hold onto the podium to prevent it from moving about that often. I hope I can do better next time. If I have the time, I hope to speak again at the Singapore PHP User Group when WordPress 2.8 comes out.