Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Perfect way to fry chicken

An article from Yahoo gave us just 6 steps to perfect fried chicken. Please click here to read the full article. Let me know if you tried to fry the chicken.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Why I never buy insurance

In my working career, many insurance agents approached me to buy all sort of insurance. As we are not familiar with the jargons they use, I just felt very insure to buy any insurance at all. Looking at the reports from the newspaper, I am grateful that I didn't buy anything. Just prudent saving to cover for the rainy days.

Making it hard for claimants
Consult a doc and read the fine print before signing up for a health policy
Hundreds of true-life trials of the insured

My policy of buying insurance, if at all necessary, is to buy "fit for purpose", eg, never buy life insurance to cover house loan. Just a housing loan insurance will do ... cheap and do the job!
Just to clarify, I am concerned about life insurance and critical illness insurance. Terms insurance is a form of saving and is normally straight forward.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Day 2 Chinese New Year

During day one of Chinese new year, most people reserve it for visiting close relatives. During the second day, friends started to visit each other. And that is what we did. We went to a few friends and VVIP houses, I mean they are politician or businessmen.
For a collection of photos, please click here. New year also means ang pow (small money in red package) time. In the good old days, this ang pow is meant for parents to children. Now, they are freely given.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Chinese New Year 2012

At midnight on the new year eve, the firecracker/firework went off like crazy! The authority may have banned the sales of these stuff but it seems that obtaining them is no issue! Jonathan, Timothy and myself went over to Krokop to witness some firework at ...
...this temple. Instead, we saw the lighting up of the huge joss sticks! More photos of fireworks can be viewed here. He was holding my other camera to snap those shot!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Gong Xi Bazaar 2012

I have posted all the photos on my facebook. For reason unknown to me, this blogspot has problem letting me upload photos! So, please click here to see them.
Tonight, the bazaar was full of people. There was hardly any place to move!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Food to eat and not to eat during CNY

I just realised that you should not eat ...
...  bitter gourd, or anything known to be bitter!

It is  believed that if you eat bitter foods (the Mandarin words for bitter has the same sound as the Mandarin word for suffering), your life in the coming year will be full of trials and tribulations.
The food you should serve on the table is  fish as the Mandarin word for fish “yu” is a homophone for the Mandarin word “abundance”. Fish is best to be served whole, with head and tail, this signifies a whole year’s worth of prosperity, from beginning to the end.
ok, so much about "sound like" Chinese words. Definitely 88 is good plus a 99 is even better. This sound like prospering forever!
Haha... crab! Don't believe the above but just work hard and be healthy to be happy and prosperous. Ask God to bless you and family and pray always.
May God bless your Chinese New Year. If you drive, be safe and arrive safely.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I won 1,000,000 pounds!

This scam job is out again, but this time, the English is slightly better written. However, he is telling you NOT to tell anyone so that it is easier for them to do their con job! So, if you receive e-mail like this, please ignore it! There is no free meal in this world. Respond to him if you want to lose all your hard earn money!
Read on for the content of the email I received! Click here if you want to read more. By the way, it seems that this Barrister keeps changing his last name!

This e-mail is to congratulate you as your email address has won you a cash prize of One million pounds in the ongoing UK-National Lottery Promo. To file your claims, contact your claims agent Barrister Mark William with his following below:
Claims Agent Barrister Mark William
Name: Barrister Mark William
E-mail: mark.william.uknl@email.ch
Tel: +447024058329

 Fill In Your Claims Information.
Serial No: S/N-472-9768-79
Full Name:
Contact Address:

NOTE: Do not reply to this e-mail, you are to contact your claims Agent Barrister Mark William with his information giving to you and keep your winnings Serial No: S/N-472-9768-79 confidential do not give anybody your winning detail OR tell anyone to avoid lost of winnings claims.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

NIKON D4 Preview

A 30 minutes preview about Nikon D4! It cost US$6000!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Clothes that poke eye

It is so funny that our Ministry of Defence blamed Google Translate for all the "funny translation". To me, it just shows that our people in MINDEF are sloppy and don't do a first cut validation of the translation or is it that they no longer understand English any more?! It is simply so embarrassing!
By the way, I just wonder whether they understand the instruction manuals that came with all the weapons they bought.
Read main story here.

Sunday, January 01, 2012


Not sure whether the following is true as I just got this through the mail. Anyone can confirm?
Price quoted below are nett without further discount:
Exceeding 1 - 20km/h = $130 + 4 Demerit Points.
Exceeding 21 - 30km/h = $150 + 6 Demerit Points.
Exceeding 31 - 40km/h = $180 + 8 Demerit Points.
Exceeding 41 - 50km/h = $200 + 12 Demerit Points + Court.
Exceeding 51 - 60km/h = $200 + 18 Demerit Points + Court.
Exceeding 61km/h = $200 + 24 Demerit Points + Court.
Careless Driving = $150 + 6 Demerit Points.
Inconsiderate Driving = $170 + 9 Demerit Points + Court.
Dangerous Driving = $200 + 24 Demerit Points + Court + Vehicle Compounded.
Illegal Racing = $200 + Vehicle Confiscate + Court.
Fail to put on Seat Belt = $120 + 3 Demerit Points.
Double White Lines = $130 + 4 Demerit Points.
Phone and Drive = $200 + 12 Demerit Points + Phone Confiscate.
DO NOT hold your mobile in your hand when you drive even with loud speaker or ear piece.

Drink Driving (1st offence) = Up to $5,000 Fine and, or Jail Term + License Suspended + Court.
Drink Driving (2nd offence) = Jail Term + Fine + Court.

Making an illegal U Turn when there's no U-Turn sign = $70 .
Fail to Signal when changing lanes = $70 .
Driving at night without Headlights or Taillights Switch on after 7pm = $30 .
No Number Plate = $70.
Obstructed Number Plate = $70.
Obscured Number Plate = $70.
Number Plate Of Unapproved Type = $70

Demerit Point System :
Let's say you have 0 point on 1st January 2011, and you committed the offence of Failing to Put on Seat Belt. So now, you will have 3 demerit points and this will last for 1 Year.
If during this 1 year you have no demerit points offence at all, your 3 demerit points will be gone on 1/1/2012.
But, if during this one year, From 1/1/2011 - 1/1/2012, you committed another offence with demerit points, your very first offence will be extended for another year until 1/1/2013.