Archive | December, 2008

I’m On Facebook

30 Dec

I’m been using Facebook for almost 2 months now. Before that I keep ignoring the invitations to join Facebook as I think this online social network medium is just a waste of time. The reason of me joining Facebook was because a friend of mine keen uploading the photos of me in his Facebook. So to get my photos, I had to join in.

I really like Facebook because I managed to find more old school friends here than in Friendster. It’s good to know just how well the person from the past is doing. The status function really help me keeps in touch with them. Most of the girls are married while there are still some guys/girls that are still single. Hehe… I’m not alone…. Oh, from the “Relationship Status”, I know who they are married to. Some of them married their secondary schoolmates.

The tagging of profiles to the pictures also refreshed the memories I had. Some of them look different when they were young and some that I can still recognised them. It’s also good that they used their real names here, really easy to find them. But I still have problems finding my Chinese friends though. There are celebrities’ pages and school alumni pages. The school alumni pages helped me find someone I used to make friend with and making new friends with some that I have not have the opportunities to say “hi” to. Currently I have 29 schoolmates in my list. More will come soon as some of them have not accepted me as their friends (maybe because I didn’t use my real name). Other than my schoolmates, there are 44 Malaysian and Singapore celebrities, 12 football players, 9 ex-colleagues and the rest make up of bloggers, people who I added and people who added me. I have 198 friends now; I’m still searching for the rest of them…

Other than adding friends and celebrities, uploading and tagging photos and adding comments to status and photos, I do play some of their addictive games. I started with “Battle Of The Bands”, but stop playing regularly when I reached Fame Level 27, getting the “Super Rocker” title, gaining Overall Position 89779, with 4265 Skill, earning $3,780,200 per hour, bought most of the gears (Squier Stratocaster, Bass, Ephiphone Les Paul, Flying V, Peavey Raptor, Fender Telecaster, Paul Reed Smith Custom, Gibson Les Paul Studio, Fender American Standard Stratocaster, Microphone, Drum Set, Sonor Force Drum Set, Casio WK-3800 Keyboard, Crate Amp, Epiphone Valve Junior, Marshall JCM800, Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier and Line6 Vetta II) while waiting to gain Frame Level 30 to buy the Gretsch Electromatic Hollowbody guitars.

Next is the “Owned” game where you buy your friends’ picture. Currently I’m ranked 1st among my friends, worth at $190,772,318. You can buy me if you got $134,971,299. I scored 222 in “Bowling Buddies” and ranked third. I wondered how the people can get the full 300 points. Any tricks anyone?

I played “Pet society” for a couple of days. Eating, playing, bathing, visiting, hugging, kissing, joking and watching all day long. I login today and find some gifts send to me. Thanks girls. I’m still on Promising Prospect stage. I like “Premier League Picks”, currently on 25 points. Scored 7 out of 9 this week games correct (choose either win, lose or draw) with one game yet to be played later tonight. A lot of people can predict perfectly. Surely they could win big in illegal betting.

Lastly my favourite is the “Motorcycle Madness”. Named “Mat Racer”, I now owned a Boss Hoss ZZ4. Currently on level 27, just a few points less than a friend of mine. Hopefully I can beat him soon when I got the money to buy the Dodge Tomahawk that cost $400,000. I just need $5,862 more. My Race History: 1123 Wins, 141 Losses and $426,935 of Race winnings.

Enough of what I like. Here is what I dislike. Emails notification, my mail got spammed because by default it is not switched off. Profile pages are not available if you are not on their friends list. Most of the time, you can’t guess if they are your friends with their small (covered) profile picture. There is no photo editor since some people do not like their face to be in the pictures I uploaded. I had to remove the whole picture when someone requested I took out their pictures.

First Takes: Transporter 3

24 Dec

Just watched the Transporter part 3 and it’s not as bad as described by Imraneo. Maybe he disliked the lady in the movie, Natalya Rudakova. The movie was released on November 26, 2008 in the US. Anyway the black Audi is awesome!

The Plot:
Frank Martin (Jason Statham) has been pressured into transporting Valentina (Natalya Rudakova), the kidnapped daughter of Leonid Vasilev (Jeroen Krabbe), through the use of a device attached to his wrist which will explode if Frank goes more than 75 feet from his car. Vasilev is the head of the Environmental Protection Agency for Ukraine. He must travel from Marseilles through Stuttgart and Budapest until he ends up in Odessa on the Black Sea. With the help of Inspector Tarconi (Francois Berleand), Frank must contend with the people who strong-armed him into taking the job, agents sent by the Ukraine government to intercept him, and the general non-cooperation of his passenger. Despite Valentina’s cynical disposition and Frank’s resistance to get involved, Frank and Valentina fall for each other, while escaping from one life-threatening situation after another. (Source: Wikipedia)

AFF Suzuki Cup Semi-Finals

21 Dec

Vietnam defeated Singapore 1-0 in the second leg semi-final of the AFF Suzuki Cup at the National Stadium. A mistake by Ismail Yunos cost the lion the chance to win the Asean football title three times in a row.

Anyway, this year is not ours since we lost Khairul Amri (broken metatarsal), Fazrul Nawaz (torn knee ligaments), Qiu Li (Fifa ruled him ineligible), Aleksandar Duric (fractured a bone) and John Wilkinson (calf injury). Noh Alam Shah is not 100% fit as he still carrying a niggling hamstring problem.

We will be strong the next time we plays (yeah.. we going to have more foreign import players… LOL).

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Undersea Internet Cables Cut

21 Dec

3 major underwater cables were cut: “Sea Me We 4” at 7:28am, “Sea Me We3” at 7:33am and FLAG at 8:06am on Dec 19.

Read more here, here, here, here, here and here.

Google PageRanks – December 2008

14 Dec

Damn! No changes for most of the domains, finally lost it PR. No other ways I can change the PR of the “Zero” domains other than asking forgiveness from the Google God. But, no way am I going to see the Google God. Haiz.. I had renew most of the domains until 2011. What to do with all these “Zero” domains? I need new innovative ideas!

Google Ranking: – 3 – 2 – 3 – 0 (1) – 0 – 0 – 0 – 0

Alexa Ranking: – 687,840 (558,308) – 1,538,633 (821,533) – 983,252 (856,402) – 2,854,074 (1,405,412) – 2,021,615 (1,414,126) – 6,381,246 (4,102,276) – 5,443,662 (4,194,362) – 7,198,069 (4,981,610)

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Fcuk… Phone Scam Attacked Me!

13 Dec

Yesterday was the most annoying night for me. My hand phone was ringing and when I picked it up, no answer on the other side and hang-up after a few seconds. It rang again; I picked up the phone and again no one on the line. I rejected their third call, and they used a “no number” call this time. I did answer the call since I scared that it might be an important call. But sadly it’s not; I got the same hang-up response. Lastly they try calling me and hang-up before I could reject their calls.

No way am I going to call them back. It is one of their tactics to make me pay for the IDD charges. Anyway I lost a few credits since I did answer their calls (I’m using a pre-paid number). I do not know who they are, fake lottery scammers maybe, you can find some of them here. They are using an Indonesia number (+6285253122886).

My last solution was to switch off my hand phone since I do not want them to disturb my sleeping. I switched back my phone this afternoon. Not so bad since I received only a call from them. I hope they will remove my number from their list. If they still don’t stop this annoying act. I had to get a new number since there is no way I can block them from calling me again.

What can you do when you receive a phone scam?

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Retrenchment In Philips Singapore

11 Dec

Channel News Asia reported today that Philips’ Consumer Lifestyle Division’s Audio-Video and Multimedia business staffs are mainly getting affected. Haha.. Actually I know about the retrenchment plan 6-7 months ago. These affected 100 employees are the leftovers to finish up the DVD recorder projects before they finally stop producing the product. So this retrenchment got nothing to do with the credit crunches.

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