Monday, November 29, 2004

new browns

originally uploaded by stonz.
meet revamped-left... and madeover-right.

Friday, November 26, 2004

rant: *gasp* oh no! the horror! oh my.....

welcome to this edition of "...only in singapore"
every single day... the local news never fail to entertain and bring a smile to my face.... (immediately after that.... i do get embarrassed: we are like mountain turtles.)

A series of Nike ads in Singapore designed to resemble graffiti have stirred emotions in the Asian nation known for its obsession with cleanliness and civic order.

The small, page-size posters featuring anime-style images of NBA star LeBron James were pasted helter skelter over the ad panels of 700 bus stops, shocking commuters who are used to the ultratidy shelters.

At least 50 commuters have called or written to complain, said officials at Clear Channel, which owns the advertising rights to the bus shelters.


Thursday, November 25, 2004

link of da day: "Admit to Something That Would Normally Result in Ridicule"

this incredibly funny forum thread [link]
"Admit to Something That Would Normally Result in Ridicule"

with classics like
"A mate of mine (no, really) was in Thailand getting a Thai massage off some hot Thai girl and he got the horn. She then noticed and said 'You want the wanky wanky?' He said 'Yeah, why not and closed his eyes. She then said 'Okay, I come back when you all done' and left him to it. She came back in about ten minutes and he said he has never felt worse in his life."

{pepsi-challenge} your stupidity immediately.

rant: Singapore reviewing smoking ban to include more areas

pretty ridiculous.
if smoking is that undesirable, ban it.
if gambling is bad, ban it.
if drinking is unhealthy, stop selling it.

first they put this high taxes on it.... then they try to "discourage" by take these dumbass measures.

as usual, as long as "we" benefit both ways.
i don't smoke... but i feel for those smokers man. ciggies that cost 5 times more than anywhere else in this region. now they gonna be tagged as "social undesirables".
we should be thanking them, for the extra taxes.

taking "public opinion" on such matters, just sick of those "ST" reponses.

i'm already embarrassed enough when s'pore kids get out of singapore... and discover "chewing gum is not a drug, you don't need to register to chew."
"We do have evidence to show that non-smokers who are exposed to the smoking environment eventually take up the smoking habit and this is something we want to prevent. We will consult, we will consider all the issues before we move because there are implications."

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

pic of da day.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7.... all 7 of you.. if you had defended, you wouldn't need to be protesting...

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Friday, November 19, 2004

reading: the dog catcher. alexei sayle.

the dog catcher. alexei sayle.
the dog catcher. alexei sayle.,
originally uploaded by stonz.
another short stories collection by the russian dude.

the first story is better than the whole of the previous book.
so it's good... so far.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

spied: rare visitor to my office.


already bought the 4D.... but it shitting all over an enclosed stairway (onto the carpet) can't be a healthy thing. there's this thing abt brain/ nerve damage and pigeon crap; right?

i'm guessing it's injured. if not, it wouldn't allow me to snap such closeup photos on the cameraphone.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

rant: growing or shrinking?

Singapore's Economy Probably Shrank Annual 3% in Third Quarter

i dunno man.... just interesting to read about something other than "booming", "can expect higher year end bonus"; "lowest unemployment rate in a decade"


rant: Singapore a matured society and ready for a casino: Dr Vivian

mature? i would use the word.. "experienced"

weekly basis (for the english and mathematically challenged; that's Seven (7) days)

  • 3 days of 4D
  • 2 days of Toto
  • 3-4 days of horse racing
  • 10 to 15 football matches (almost forgot this)
monthly basis
  • big sweep
every couple of months
  • some sort of charity fundraising (to win a condo or car)
if you can't beat them join them, besides singaporean will just bet with illegal bookies, lose all their monies, pawn their children, turn to drugs, murder their wives.... i digress....

of cos we are more than ready for a casino... bring 'em on!

Friday, November 12, 2004

rant: 62 is too young to stop working

Members of Parliament, union leaders, community group officials human resource experts agreed with the MM Lee that it is a waste to make able people stop working.

It is what many older workers want, and it can help people support themselves as they live longer lives.

His proposal is to let older workers carry on beyond 62 if they want to, but for lower pay because they will not be as energetic as before.
ok. now i'm wondering.... if you are 80+ and still working, should you working for free.
just like COEs, each additional year over 20 years, you pay 10% more. at +20 years... hmm..

i mean... if i'm working at 62... i would blame my useless kids, unable to provide for me. (if i have kids, that is; if not.... blame me useless self.)


Thursday, November 11, 2004

joke: frog humor

A beautiful, well endowed, young lady, goes to her Local pet store in search of an exotic pet. She spots a box full of frogs. The sign says: "Sex Frogs...Only $20 each! Money Back Guarantee! (Comes with complete instructions)."

The girl excitedly looks around to see if anybody's watching her and whispers softly to the man behind the counter, "I'll take one." As soon as she closes the door to her apartment, she reads the instructions carefully:

1. Take a shower
2. Splash on some nice smelling perfume
3. Slip into a very sexy teddy
4. Crawl into bed and place the frog on the bed

Following the instructions exactly, she quickly gets into bed with the frog. Nothing happens. The girl is totally frustrated and quite upset. She rereads the instructions and notices at the bottom of the paper, "If you have any problems or questions, please call the pet store."

She calls and is told by the salesman, "I had some complaints earlier today. I'll be right over." Within five minutes he is ringing her doorbell and is welcomed in.

"See, I've done everything according to the instructions and the damn thing just sits there."
He picks up the frog, stares directly into its eyes. "Listen to me froggy. I'm only going to show you how to do this one more time!"

Saturday, November 06, 2004


originally uploaded by stonz.
enough said.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

rant: give yourself a pat

a pat or a pap?

"The manufacturing sector created many more jobs in the third quarter and Singapore looks on track for a full-year growth figure of between 8 and 9 percent.........Against this background, labour leaders say it's now time for employers to reward their workers for braving the storms during the past few years....... As far as the public sector is concerned, we are reaching out for higher bonuses as economic growth is reaching 8, 9, even 10 percent." [+]

look out... here we go.... good times are here! time for an election. people vote best, when the economy is "recovering" (see how well we have done!) or "slumping" (you need us to do this, do that)

rant: COE vs Economy

"COE prices for cars have plunged to their lowest levels in 12 months....The only rise was seen in the motorcycle category - from $602 to $651 - an increase of $49." [+]

of cos, i should have known. our economy is "good times", COE prices are dropping. geeee... genius! i wonder why are people buying motobikes, not cars?

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