Tuesday, January 04, 2011

MakanDeals.com - Singapore's Preferred Restaurants

MakanDeals.com marks Kidotech's first foray into the consumer market, after working on enterprise web/ mobile projects for the past 6 years.

MakanDeals.com is an online-only marketplace platform, where users are able to get discounted dining deals with our restaurant partners. We work out long term agreements with restaurants and bring these deals to the users.

MakanDeals.com choose our Restaurant Partners carefully.

  • Good food/ atmosphere/ crowd ( Each partner restaurant is clearly defined and described by MakanDeals; We want to be your reliable guide to dining in Singapore.)
  • Reliable & trusted ( We want partners who are committed to our users and deals; the last thing we want is for the consumer to turn up and run into problems using their vouchers)
  • Long-term relationship (Business is a relationship, we want to prove our business model and provide a valuable service to both the restaurants & users. And we expect to build on this relationship over time.)

So if you see a restaurant that you like on MakanDeals.com, you know that we have personally tried each one of them and can wholeheartedly recommend them.

Some of our partners:

so do check out MakanDeals.com & see what deals we have on offer!


Friday, November 12, 2010

Restaurant deals are available on MakanDeals.com

yes. we have finally launched with our restaurant deals on MakanDeals.com


Friday, December 04, 2009

Dear starhub. Please refund me my time.

Dear starhub customer service,

i hope i am getting customer service and not redirected elsewhere.

I have just wasted 30 mins of my work day, navigating starhub's customer service and billing hotlines. 1633 and 1637.

in 3 seperate calls, after selecting "English"; "CableTV" and "Speak to customer service".
i was greeted by bewildered agents who either told me

1) i was calling the wrong department
2) started quizzing on my knowledge of navigating your phone systems
3) or offer a call back earliest after 24 hours.

on a currently-almost irrelevant note:
i was making a call to do an enquiry of my latest bill.
under Starhub cabletv subscriptions

  1. Add TV5MONDE Asie
  2. TV5MONDE Asie
are 2 items which i did not subscribe and would like to check on how they got there
and please remove them and refund me on the items.
(and how do i get back my 30 mins wasted on an inapt IVR system)

boon teck

Thursday, August 06, 2009

still need "www" meh?

curious on how many "major" singapore sites do not work if you don't put in www in the url.

in this age where the glc, statboards are going for shorter/hipper .sg domains... makes you wonder why the "www" is needed.

e.g. try:
  1. cpf.gov.sg
  2. hdb.gov.sg
  3. sim.edu.sg
  4. gov.sg
  5. ....let me know
or is this a case, of .... one wrong, the rest copy&paste also wrong lah.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

quote of da day: as found on a food blog

Taste wise, the beef balls tasted like the supermarket ones except that they were very much tastier.

Monday, June 29, 2009

hubstation blues: how to fix a unresponsive/sensitive hubstation remote control

1) hubstation in my room is working fine, for months.

2) just got a new hubstation for my parent's room; that when it all started; from day 1, the remote control is just..... crap. (ranging from super sensitive, press 5-5, it goes to 555 and jumps to channel 404 or unresponsive: press 5-5; it goes to channel 5.)
3) plagued by remote control blues, same problem when i brought my remote from the hubstation #1.... same behaviour.
4) called up tech support, arranged an onsite. and all of a sudden, the remote started behaving nicely, as advertised.
5) cancelled the appointment, and the problem started all over again.
6) couldn't take the daily rants from both parents, i finally brought the unit down to plaza sing, starhub customer service.
7) guess what? the device worked beautifully when setup at the CS counter.
8) after much discussion with the 3 dudes there (who are starting to doubt my sanity); they mentioned that, for some TVs, "the backlit interferes with the sensitive remote"
and me going: "but i tried with the older remote and have the same problem"
9) no choice, couldn't prove the "faulty" unit... brought it back..
10) put the hubstation into the shadows of the tv-rack... and covered the RF receiver area with a tint toy mask.....
11) hey presto! it is now working...
12) this is the story of starhub r&d.... and they should give free stormtrooper masks to all hubstation owners

Thursday, April 02, 2009

news of da day:Private property prices register steepest drop since 1975

in Today (today)

But Mr Chris Koh, Dennis Wee Group’s vice-president, said there is a
threshold as to how far prices can go down. Noting that some private
projects are advertised from as low as $450,000, anything beyond that
would "go against all fundamentals", as that would match prices of
five-room HDB flats and executive condominiums.
somehow.... everyone's convinced that hdb flats... can only price up.... and not price down.
facing up to "reality" or the says so?

or the question we should be asking is.... if private developers can sell at 450k, what gives the hdb flat pricing?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Email from NTU Campus Interviews 2009

just got a mailer from NTU, the best part of the email.

PS: We have already received overwhelming responses from the Insurance Companies and Independent Financial Advisors and will not be able to take on further bookings from these sectors. We seek your understanding in this regards.
maybe those companies are looking to sell some policies.

"You are already jobless and NOT covered !?!"

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


A 64-YEAR-OLD Japanese man was found dead in his hotel room at the
five-star Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore by hotel staff yesterday
morning. The man was found with a stab wound in his chest.
The police have classified the case as unnatural death, and a spokesman
said: "Preliminary investigations indicate that foul play was unlikely.
Police investigations are ongoing."
seriously, Dude found dead, with a stab wound in his chest... and "foul play was unlikely" ??? maybe he was cutting the skin off his ritzcarlton apple, and fell on the knife.... and killed himself.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

itunes audio book: Business Category

was just going thru the itunes audiobooks store.

the last book (by release date) is seth godin's "The Dip (Unabridged)" Released May 10, 2007.

and the one before that. "The Big Moo: Stop trying to be perfect..." by... you guessed it again. Seth Godin (and the Group of 33).  Dec 02, 2005

and 3rd in line. John C. Maxwell's "Thinking for a change: ....", May 23, 2003.

is this the blackhole of itunes category? i'm wondering what kind of volumes sold.
looking at the audience size of itunes... can it be in 4 years, we have 3 audio books released under the "Business" category?


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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Wayman tisdale

Wayman tisdale
Originally uploaded by stonz
Washington bullets forward. NBA.

Boon Teck
Kido Technologies Pte Ltd

Saturday, October 25, 2008

1am preview show

1am preview show
Originally uploaded by stonz
Boon Teck
Kido Technologies Pte Ltd

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Men's Product

Men's Product
Originally uploaded by stonz
Wild oats
....with horny goat weed.
I kid you not.

Boon Teck
Kido Technologies Pte Ltd

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

News of da day: Zappos pays new employees to quit.

Why Zappos Pays New Employees to Quit—And You Should Too - Harvard Business Online's Bill Taylor

Cut & Paste:

So when Zappos hires new employees, it provides a four-week training period that immerses them in the company's strategy, culture, and obsession with customers. People get paid their full salary during this period.

After a week or so in this immersive experience, though, it's time for what Zappos calls "The Offer." The fast-growing company, which works hard to recruit people to join, says to its newest employees: "If you quit today, we will pay you for the amount of time you've worked, plus we will offer you a $1,000 bonus." Zappos actually bribes its new employees to quit!

Why? Because if you're willing to take the company up on the offer, you obviously don't have the sense of commitment they are looking for. It's hard to describe the level of energy in the Zappos culture—which means, by definition, it's not for everybody. Zappos wants to learn if there's a bad fit between what makes the organization tick and what makes individual employees tick—and it's willing to pay to learn sooner rather than later. (About ten percent of new call-center employees take the money and run.)

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

screenshot of da day: www.bizfile.gov.sg

anyone else have noticed the newly revamped www.bizfile.gov.sg ?

i can imagine the brainstorming sessions...

"i want.... colors!... pastel colors, i want it to be vibrant! alive! bright! "

and hence someone delivered THAT.

someone gotta nominate them for some kind of award... i don't care what kind...
but that color scheme deserves an award... even if it's for craziness or something..

"avant garde gov website of the year!"

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Starhub Euro2008 signup page.

look at the URL:

we must be real dummies.... to keep paying... monies.

Starhub Euro2008 signup page.
Originally uploaded by stonz

Creative ad on apple.com

Creative ad on apple.com
Originally uploaded by stonz
should be due to Wireless @ SG... did shock me while i was browsing... needed to double take on the ad...

Monday, April 07, 2008


Seth's Blog: In and on and 'a'

Seth on "How to sound smart when talking about the Internet:"

'Friend' is a verb. "I'll friend you," is a totally valid thing to say.

A blog is something you have (unlike a Facebook). And blog is also a verb. As in, "I have a blog, this blog, which you probably found by googling me. I blogged about Facebook (which I'm on but don't use often). I don't IM, and I'm impossibly lax about friending people."

brings back a whole load of primary school memories...

"don't friend you anymore"
"friend, friend lah"

cmon.... can we bring back "bell ring"... aka "bell ring already, let's go for recess!"

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Saturday, April 05, 2008

iPhone 1.1.4, Missing icons

note to world.

install " SUID Lib Fix" after BSD Subsystem and OpenSSH.

everything was running fine, without "
SUID Lib Fix", until i changed a system setting "asian keyboard"... and wham, bootneuter, bosstool, bosspref icons all disappeared.

tried refreshing the custom firmware again... and the same thing happened after i had finished setting up everything... @#$@#$@#@!$.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

rant: state of singapore apple resellers websites.....


nothing is updated

apart from the apple online store. http://apple.com.sg/store/

is it really such a backward industry. it's a IT industry ... for $#@$@#$ sakes.

ishop.club21.bz {Flash site, stuck in a time zone.... not updated}
www.applecentreorchard.com {You are not authorized to access this web page.}
www.applecentre.com.sg {
www.apple-corner.com {front page is promoting "Tiger unleashed."; hello? it's been unleashed and globbed up by the leopard}

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

BT - What is BT?/ BT's Wishlist/ BT Archives

need some distraction today.

here we go.


What is BT ? (clicking on pic works as well)
the latest and greatest, one-screen pictorial overview on BT

i have. relatively big eyes. ha!

BT's Shopping/ Wishlist
the pictorial guide to BT's most wanted, for those who can't take "hints"
i.want.weber q gas bbq!

BT Archives
the best of the past, greatest hits, has-beens, paris hiltons, all preserved in pictorial carbonite goodness

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

dengue poet strikes again! 4 word poem: "They Breed, You Bleed!!"

please.... we deserve the dengue haiku at least...

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Friday, March 07, 2008

message of da day: "more desirable than less than 20%"

i'm "more desirable than less than 20% of 23 million people".... envy that people!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Coffee: Wiener Kaffeehaus Peabody

bought this from the outlet they have at carrefour suntec.
believe me.... give it a miss... the beans are dry to begin with.

"syrupy"?.... try sourish.
could be due to my eva solo coffee pot....
but i'm going back to spinelli house bend...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

BreadTalk to Launch J.Co Donuts & Coffee Brand in Singapore

Singapore, 17 December 2007 – SGX SESDAQ-listed BreadTalk Group Limited
("BreadTalk” or the “Company”), a leading lifestyle F&B group, is pleased to
announce that it had today entered into a franchise agreement to acquire and manage
the J.Co Donuts & Coffee (“J.Co”) master franchise in Singapore.

In this latest strategic move to broaden its brand concepts and expand its revenue and
customer base, BreadTalk had formed a joint-venture company, Twin Peaks Venture
Singapore Pte. Ltd (“Twin”), with SPORE Donut & Coffee Venture Pte. Ltd,
(“SPORE”) to manage the J.Co operations in Singapore. BreadTalk owns 70% of
Twin while SPORE, representative of J.Co chain’s owner, the remaining 30%.

J.Co is the fastest growing donut & coffee chain in South-East Asia. Within a short
span of 2.5 years, J.Co has grown to 30 outlets in 9 cities in Indonesia. It recently
began its foray into Malaysia with the opening of an outlet in Pavilion Shopping Mall
in Kuala Lumpur.


Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Originally uploaded by stonz


Originally uploaded by stonz

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Witness Protection.... akan datang!

Clarifying comments he made on Sunday that whistleblowers were already protected under the Witness Protection Act, Nazri said the fact was that the bill was still in the process of being drafted.

“What I meant was that there are already other mechanisms in place which provide for police protection,” he said.

Such a mechanism, he added, could also apply in the lawyer video clip case where the source could seek police protection to come out in the open.

i'll take back what i said yesterday.... definitely more advance form of logic... he promised something that didn't exist...

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Copywright leh....

Cabinet Minister Nazri Aziz said a probe into the clip would come to
nothing if the whistleblower does not come forward to verify its
authenticity, and assured that he would receive full witness-protection

"He will not only be protected but can also undergo surgery to change his
look," The Star reported Mr Nazri as saying.

Mr Nazri said that if the witness failed to come forward, "we can conclude
that he is lying".

can someone remind Mr Nazri, this style of logic..... is copywrighted by us, Singapore?
did he seek permission?

flash back ...
"It is in the AG's authority to exercise his discretion, but his decision not to prosecute does not, in any way, make James Gomez less of a liar or less dishonest. I reiterate what I have called him, a liar and dishonest, and that Ms Sylvia Lim and Mr Low Thia Khiang did not act honourably by shielding him. If Gomez claims he is not a liar nor dishonest, he can go to court to clear his name," said Mr Lee in his statement.

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