Thursday, May 30, 2002

quote of the day:
... as Ho Ching, as executive director of Temasek, is also deputy chairwoman of Singapore Technologies, which has a stake in mobile operator StarHub. StarHub's rival, SingTel, has Temasek as its major shareholder. In turn, the Deputy Prime Minister's younger brother, Lee Hsien Yang, runs SingTel.
It's a merry-go-round of connections but the Lee family rejects any accusations of nepotism.
``We are such a small society if you want everybody to be disconnected from everybody else, we just don't have the bodies,'' Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told the AFR.

Tuesday, May 28, 2002

"Through the force, things you will see. Other places. The future..."**
andrea de cruz has liberated the "organ for $" market in singapore.
now what's gonna stop people from collecting the money in exchange for liver donations?
think about it. how do you inform the family that their donor is suspected of accepting money and will be refused from donating?
"why not andrea? because she's a celebrity?"

Saturday, May 25, 2002

Predicting the future seems to the "in" thing to do for last week.
here's section i call
"Through the force, things you will see. Other places. The future..."**
1) private bus insurance increases 6 folds.
2) people are unhappy, especially parents who depend on these buses to send their kids to school.
3) our nation's favourite, people choice, knight in shinning armour, supermarket-cab-insurance-carrental-healthcare-dentalcare-foodcourt-holidayclub-media-homes-thrift labour union steps in as "deeply committed to keeping prices down on essential products and services".
4) tada. add bus-operator to the list.

**Disclaimer: Some of the information presented in the pages of this presentation constitutes forward-looking comments within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although Albemarle Corporation believes its expections are based on reasonable assumptions within the bounds of its knowledge of its business and operations, there can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from its expectations. Factors which could cause actual results to differ from expectations include, without limitation, the timing of orders received from customers, the gain or loss of significant customers, competition from other manufacturers, changes in demand for the Company's products, increases in the cost of the product, changes in the market in general, fluctuations in foreign currencies and significant changes in new product introduction resulting in an increase in capital project requests and approvals leading to capital spending.

Thursday, May 23, 2002

WTF! of the day:
1) "to be fair"---one has to return money for another's screwup.
2) Supermarkets can nominate MPs.
3) more cases of police shooting at themselves than at criminals. yes! we are THAT safe.

Sunday, May 19, 2002

Stolen post of the day:
Choose Life. Choose a Master. Choose a Lightsaber. Choose a Clone Army. Choose a fucking big holo-projector, choose sonic showers, land-speeders, and electrical R2-D2 openers. Choose good health, low midichlorians, and blaster insurance. Choose fixed interest moisture farm repayments. Choose a starter smuggling ship. Choose your Jedi. Choose robes and matching sandals. Choose a three-piece body armor on hire purchase in a range of fucking alloys. Choose sitting on that Bantha-hide chair and watching mind-numbing, chain choaking slave girls, stuffing fucking slimy worms into your mouth. Choose rotting away in the belly of the Sarlack, pishing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an mbarrassment to the selfish, fucked up aprentices you spawned to kill all your breathren and take over the galaxy.

WTF! of the day:
things i do not want to see in episode 3......
1) another gladiator/ race scene
2) more "parallel-ism" between anakin's and luke's life. we can always blame "me-so-whinny" on heredity.
3) villians that last about 5 minutes in battle.
4) jedi masters that get chopped up or captured easily.
5) further "improvement" in anakin's ability to impress the chicks. from "...are you an angel?" to " are soft and smooth..." *groan*

just gimme jabba! and one big epic space battle. something worthy of Hoth, Death-Star 2....even Death Star....

Friday, May 17, 2002

WTF! of the day:
episode 2...yoda. WTF was george lucas trying to do?

Friday, May 10, 2002

WTF! of the day:
2 words: backseat seatbelts!

countdown of the day:
2 hours 10 minutes

Thursday, May 09, 2002

WTF! of the day:
people are still queuing up for their entitlement to *reduced* deposit ez-link cards. no wonder productivity of this country is going down.

countdown of the day:
7 more days to Episode 2: ATOC

now reading:
liar's poker#michael lewis
dead famous#ben elton
the intelligent investor#benjamin graham

now hoping:
PCLN (pls, pls, pls)

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