Was there to witness this Impossible feat by JC Sum and Magic Babe Ning. Prior to that, had Pizza at one of the outlet inside Central Mall, I think it was around $6.90 per rectangle size. Pizza was baked under 5mins..gosh.. should have ordered the Ice lemon tea..cos it's free flow!

Another of my favourite, written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. I was still a small primary 4 boy, 10 year of age, when this song became popular in Singapore, the tune and lyrics really caught me and I liked it immediately.

The Lyrics:

There comes a time
When we head a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
And it's time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all

We can't go on
Pretneding day by day
That someone, somewhere will soon make a change
We are all a part of
God's great big family
And the truth, you know love is all we need

We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let's start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me

Send them your heart
So they'll know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us by turning stone to bread
So we all must lend a helping hand

We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let's start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me

When you're down and out
There seems no hope at all
But if you just believe
There's no way we can fall
Well, well, well, well, let us realize
That a change will only come
When we stand together as one

We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let's start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me

A shocking piece of news as I was driving to work, when the news came on thru the radio that, Michael Jackson has passed away due to cardiac arrest. A pop star has just died.

One of my very first exposure to Michale Jackson song while I was a secondary school kid, a classmate of mine brought a cassette tape along a history field trip to Malacca and requested the coach driver to play in on the radio and that very song is "Heal the World" and the other is "Black or White" among others. However "Heal the World" is still my favourite.

Unfortunate that he is unable to come out to complete his World Tour to made good of his debts and his 'bads'.

We hate plugs. Especially when you have to put them in your bag and they don't quite fit, or they scratch up your laptop. UK plugs are some of the biggest in the world, and that irked one designer enough to totally re-imagine them.

The folding plug concept has been visited before, but never to this radical a degree. The new design measures just 1cm thick when collapsed, but takes a moment to fold out for use.

Is a very innovative and creative idea. Never came across my mind that a common AC plug can be collapsed into such compared size. Definitely a ideal travel companion!!

I saved $21.45 for a full tank of fuel

Posted by Chong | 6/22/2009 11:25:00 PM | | 0 comments »

Not too long ago a similar post was posted..however I am here to share abit more!

Sorry, guys..got to apologized to all. The title might have made you happy? Well, yes indeed I really saved $21.45 for a full tank of fuel. But is diesel not the common petrol.

Months ago a friend introduced me to Bio-diesel. Bio-diesel is a clean and green form of fuel, first of all it does not deplete any oil used for food processing. Oils are collected back from stalls or restaurant by Alpha Bio Diesel and processed as diesel.

The plus point is that bio diesel cleaned up your engine and precent black sooth from forming inside your exhaust and does prevent pollution to the environment and less maintance fees when you visit the workshop.

A petrol of diesel cost around $1.24 per liter and bio-diesel cost me around $0.85cents. Original price of bio diesel is $1.00 per liter and they are having a 15% discount.

Every liter of bio-diesel I pumped saved me $0.39cents. And very time I would need to pump 55 liters. Thus a saving of $21.45 per full tank. Imagine I my frequency is 4 times monthly. That will bring a saving of $1029.60

Sufficient for me to pay 2 months of vehical installment and some spare change for another 3 full tanks.

So, if you know of anyone using a diesel engine to spread the news to them and GREEN the environment together!

*No my worry is will government 'eye' this bio diesel and create a 'bio diesel tax'???

Wind Power - Doing it offshore

Posted by Chong | 6/21/2009 02:08:00 AM | | 0 comments »

Floating wind farm

To be build @ Norway

While wind energy isn't necessarily wacky in and of itself, you've got to admit there's something a little out there about a giant wind farm floating in the middle of the ocean. If you plan on visiting Norway in the coming years, you may catch a glimpse of these towering turbines spinning off the country's southwest coast from your airplane window.

Offshore wind farms can only be placed in water up to 131 feet (40 meters) deep, but floating wind turbines are a relatively new concept designed to take advantage of the high-speed winds located farther out at sea.

Since they don't have to be physically buried in the sea floor, floating turbines can be placed in water as deep as 2,297 feet (700 meters).

Even more appealing, perhaps, is the greater energy capacity of these floating turbines. While winds moving across land may only average speeds around 13 feet (4 meters) per second due to obstructions like hills and trees, winds blowing over the open ocean reach speeds at least twice as fast.

Some reports suggest that wind farms could provide up to 15 percent of the world's future energy needs

­StatoilHydro, a Norwegian energy company, has plans to construct the world's first full-scale floating wind farm in 2009. According to the company's Web site, each turbine will wei­gh a total of 5,842 tons (5,300 metric tons). The turbine will stand 213 feet (65 meters) above sea level, while a 328-foot (100-meter).

With such technology of placing wind farm out at sea, there will be less disruption to trading sea lanes or obstruction to multi-million dollar sea-view living apartments.

It came to be a big surprised that the Alpa-S (Air Line Pilots Association - Singapore) has agreed and taken pay cut due to the recent economic crisis.

Alpa-S is known for their tough stand in agreeing to pay cuts, those who remember many years ago, in the 80s, where the airline pilots went on strike and how LKY wanted to use the Reservist Act to recall Air Force pilots to fly SIA plane?

Yes, the pay cuts is huge, between 10% to 20%.

1,800 pilots agreed to 1 day of no pay leave per month and 65% cut of one day's pay a month, pro-rated from their monthly basic salary.

SIA Chairman Chew Choon Seng, has taken a 20% paycut. It too came to a surprised that Chew Choon Seng is drawing the similar salary as PM Lee Hsien Loong, $3.25 million to $3.5 million per annum, according to the airline's annual report 2008. Basic salary formed 38% the rest in form of bonuses and benefits.

A 20% pay cut would means $650,000 less yearly and $54,000 monthly and $1,805 less daily. At the end of the day Chew Choon Seng still get his $2,600,000. million yearly.

Based on Chew's caculation, if the cabinet and MPs of Singapore can take a cut of 20%... do your own maths, you should see the saving is very much substantial.

H1N1 crosses 100 mark

Posted by Chong | 6/21/2009 12:35:00 AM | | 0 comments »

The number of confirmed H1N1 flu here has crossed the 100 mark. Yesterday registered the highest cases in a single day, 26 cases.

It seems that the young are more prone in getting the H1N1 flu. Could it be of a weaker immune system? The cases here is expected to rise, most important is to keep a healthy lifestyle, eat well, rest well, sleep well.

Sad to hear another confirmed cases coming from the Asian Youth games, a Philippine football team. Because of that 22 team members plus 2 Singapore official has to be quarantine at Aloha rest and the match postpone.

Dams along yellow river risk collapsing

Posted by Chong | 6/21/2009 12:05:00 AM | | 0 comments »

Bad, improper and hastily construction was the main reason to has caused dams to collapsed just one to two years after being built. Another reason could be embezzlement of funds for the construction of dam.

Based on reports from China, a total of 59 dams nationwide in China were breached between 1999 and 2008, 20 caused by quality defects and the rest by torrential rains.

More than 40% or 37,000 - are in otential danger of overflowing. One worst dam accidents occured in Henan province in 1975, when a collapse at one dam triggered a domino effect, casing about 26,000 people to drown. Over 100,000 more may have died in the subsequent famine and disease outbreaks.

Well, afterall the safety and counstrction and many more things in China may not be up to standard.. remember the 'Sanlu' milk incident? Wonder when will China raised it's safety standard.

Building sub-standard dams definitely will caused more harm to the environment than good to it.

Family members in Singapore have signed up for their family members to be banned from casino. The main reason..compulsive gambling.

There were many enquiries on the how about to put family members on the 'barred list' however only 14 families have gone beyond enquiring about these orders to sitting through interviews with counselors to share how the gambler's actions have hurt them, before such family exclusion orders are issued.

Among all, only 1 was below the age of 21. A part time student is already on the run from laon sharks , having owed up to "tens of thousands of dollars. But good to hear that the 21years old was a willing youth that went with his family to Tanjong Pagar Family Service to be included in the 'barred list'.

Also, later this year, Singaporeans can 'voluntarily' 'ban' themselves from the casinos. Also a total of 29,000 undischarged bankrupts will also be barred from casino too.

Should I get myself barred too?? Just for the fun of it?

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