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.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

return of the dengue poet!

return of the dengue poet!
Originally uploaded by stonz
new and improved... including more cheem words...
but the killer ryhmes still there...

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

let's draw cartoons!

on new CPF measures......

Members of Parliament welcomed the changes, but asked for more public
education measures. Agreeing that the changes were complex, Dr Ng said
simple cartoons would be used to convey messages and more roadshows would
be organised. He will also deliver a ministerial statement in Parliament
on Sept 17.

simple cartoons = public education...

do we need the 4th university? maybe a artschool that specialises in cartoons!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

quote of da day: planning

"We made mistakes, of course. Most of them were omissions we didn't think of when we initially wrote the software. We fixed them by doing it over and over, again and again. We do the same today. While our competitors are still sucking their thumbs trying to make the design perfect, we're already on prototype version #5. By the time our rivals are ready with wires and screws, we are on version #10. It gets back to planning versus acting: We act from day one; others plan how to plan—for months."—Bloomberg by Bloomberg, Mike Bloomberg's business saga
taken from: tom peters' blog on planning

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Sunday, July 15, 2007

fried chicken dhaka style

fried chicken dhaka style
Originally uploaded by stonz
my colleague, dennis.... & his much delayed fried chicken....

a fast food joint... called "Fridays Fast Food"......

new bangladesh work week... fridays/ saturdays are the weekends...
just finished our work.... lunch break... on friday....
trying to find a place for lunch... most places are closed....
"Thank God there's Fridays Fast Food".... plus it would a pretty good joke... should a place named "fridays"... would be closed on friday.

Friday, June 29, 2007

AppleInsider | Santa Steve dishes free iPhones, next-gen iPod and Mac hints

AppleInsider | Santa Steve dishes free iPhones, next-gen iPod and Mac hints: "In closing out his speech, which took place at the Apple Town Hall on the company's Cupertino campus, Jobs delighted those in attendance by announcing that all full-time Apple employees would be given a free 8GB iPhone by the end of July -- around the time Apple expects initial demand for the handset to subsided."


Tuesday, June 26, 2007

bt "wolverine" tan

bt "wolverine" tan
Originally uploaded by stonz
manicure?..... try a iron file...

Saturday, June 23, 2007

prose of da day!

Originally uploaded by stonz
finally.... i managed to snap a photo of my fav prose....
pure poetry....

maybe it's meant to be .... like rap...

Thursday, June 07, 2007

feis ile bottle 2007 "vintage 1989"

this is turning into an expensive.... "friendship"... but... a 17 yo... at the same price as last year's 12 yo... can't resist...

This year our Feis Ile bottling was really special - a 17 year old chosen by our Master Blender Robert Hicks. Bottled at full cask strength and simply barrier filtered it is a unique example of our ex-bourbon matured Laphroaig at its very finest.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

mallet finger no more

Originally uploaded by stonz
found out from the specialist... the condition i had... was called "mallet" finger...

after a one-hour day surgery... now it's hardware enforced (2 wires in there)...

mallet finger... no more...

also... couple thousand bucks.... no more.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Monday, May 07, 2007

Dislocated pinky

Dislocated pinky
Originally uploaded by stonz.
taken... while driving.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

quote of da day: seth on cogs....

"the end result is that it's essentially impossible to become successful or well-off doing a job that is described and measured by someone else."
- seth godin "small is the new big"

amen... all tech workers... if you are getting measured by workhours... u know where you stand.

Bad "Prose"....

"if they breed,
you will bleed"

enuff said.... i feel like banging my head on the steering wheel each time see that particular busstop ad...


Monday, April 16, 2007

Today's single malt. Laphroaig quarter cask

i'm loving this.... more than the standard 10 year old.
slight citrus on the nose, ... the fullness of the smoky taste, fills up the entire mouth, throat, tongue... now that's laphroaig for me.

smooth taste of wood (oak?)...

Friday, April 06, 2007

the glenlivet guardian pack

the glenlivet guardian pack
Originally uploaded by stonz.
this is way too cool a freebie... theglenlivet.com sign up NOW!
nice package. class... and not to mention... a great drink.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

my sinn u1

my sinn u1
Originally uploaded by stonz.
spanking new purchase. i love the "nippled" chunky hands, the clean dial, the contrast between the dial and hands, between the black, white & red. too bad, they had to slice off much of the rubber strap to fit my wrist...

+ 1000metres... here i come... (right!)
+ submarine outer hull stainless steel (harden by Tegiment technology) 1500 Vickers Vs standard harden steel at 220 Vickers
+ ETA 2824-2 automatic movement, operating at 28,800 beats per hour, shockproof according to DIN 8308 specification and anti magnetic according to DIN 8309 specification
+ Super Luminova luminous broad hands and dial markings
+ Width is 44mm, lug to lug is 50 mm, Thickness is 15mm
+ India “vanilla smelling” rubber strap with double push button deployant buckle and fliplock safety clasp
+ Sapphire crystal with anti reflective coating

Thursday, January 11, 2007

iPhone the complete video

i want.iphone

Originally uploaded by stonz.
i'm in love.... again... just like when i saw the motorola razr for the first time.. in pictures... this one is as good as it looks....

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Happy 2007!

Happy 2007
Originally uploaded by stonz.
have a great one... everybody!

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