Dec 24, 2011


Logged on STA and found this on the page... now this is nice :)

Dec 16, 2011

Aaron Tan!

Nov 26, 2011

STA : Strongest Contest Results

Congratulations to all who participated in the latest contest of the strongest player, I am pleased to announce the following players as winners of both contests

Strongest Player Contest ID's 1-1500
30th June 2011 to 24th November 2011

1st Place Winner: --iC3-- [14]
2nd Place Runner Up: DrFeelGood [946]
3rd Place: -TAZ- [222]
4th Place: Black_Stalion [34]
5th Place: D3vil0 [73]

Strongest Player Contest ID's 1501 and up
30th June 2011 to 24th November 2011

1st Place Winner: jassid [1613]
2nd Place Runner Up: TOP [2100]
3rd Place: -BoSToN-RiOT- [1704]
Joint 4th Place: Devilish_Dove [4278] & BigEd [4098]
5th Place: babygirl91 [2333]

Again congratulations to all - new contest to start soon, so train those stats!

Nov 18, 2011

STA : Physical Test 3

After examining you, the doctor smiled and gave you the results.

Battle stats
Aiming: 300,870.0583
Power: 300,042.7270
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 2,826,343.1070
Total: 3,437,313.0716

You are currently ranked # 44 in aiming.
You are currently ranked # 37 in power.
You are currently ranked # 123 in speed.
You are currently ranked # 11 in defence.
You are currently ranked # 36 in total stats.

Nov 13, 2011

TC : 45 NB !!!

finallly i got my 45 NB! has been one of my goals in 4 years of playing Torn!!! wwwwuuuuuhhooooaaaaahhhh!!

13/11/11 : Age 1,452
Selling illegal products 97
Theft 726
Auto theft 58
Drug deals 4
Computer crimes 140
Murder 1
Fraud crimes 4345
Other 7771
Total 13,142

People busted: 69
Failed busts: 21

Strength: 103,715.2735
Defense: 101,580.3861
Speed: 122,662.1751
Dexterity: 101,264.1950
Total: 429,222.0297

Nov 9, 2011

STA : Further step to multi-millionaire~

Battle stats
Aiming: 300,004.5376
Power: 300,042.7270
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 1,390,578.8314
Total: 2,000,683.2753

Duty Done: 8241
Battlefield Done: 1657

Nov 5, 2011

STA : Physical Test 2.0

Physical Test
After examining you, the doctor smiled and gave you the results.

Battle stats
Aiming: 300,004.5376
Power: 300,042.7270
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 1,070,300.3462
Total: 1,680,404.7901
You are currently ranked # 41 in aiming.
You are currently ranked # 35 in power.
You are currently ranked # 120 in speed.
You are currently ranked # 14 in defence.
You are currently ranked # 44 in total stats.

Note: 3 Points have been deducted from your account for this test.

Nov 3, 2011

TC : All green stats!!!

finally!!!! I get all green stats in my TC! w00t~

Strength: 102,314.2247
Defense: 100,111.2315
Speed: 104,769.5009
Dexterity: 100,122.9174
Total: 407,317.8745

Oct 23, 2011

Motorsports Tragedy

After a motorsports tragedy last week with the death of Dan Wheldon, here comes another sad news for the motorsporting world =/ Seeing the video above, its really sickening. RIP Marco Simoncelli

Articles : Watching Rugby in Singapore

Places to watch Rugby in Singapore! Keeping it here as back-ups

Oct 22, 2011

Articles : Jobs!

Some articles about Steve Jobs that I am gonna read when I'm really really free. Plus wanna keep it here as back-up as well.
[Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address]

Oct 17, 2011

STA : Joined the Millionaire Club!

Aiming: 300,004.5376
Power: 300,042.7270
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 389,949.6823
Total: 1,000,054.1262

Marina Pro?

lately, these few days, I've been spending some time and went around the places around Marina Bay area. I discover near pathway into MBS from Promenade MRT, check out foods at the Gallerie Food Court at Marina Square, walk around Marina Square, becoming soooo familiar there. Sang K at Marina Square, watched movie, and supper at Makansutra @ Glutton's Bay. Passed by some da:ns Festival.

Even got familiar with the CHIJMES' place! Have been catching the latest Rugby World Cup action at the Australian-owned Hog's Breath Cafe and Bar! Tried to see the situation at Harry's Bar (below) but was so dayum packed with people. Oh, and New Zealand beat Australia in the semis! Congrats to Piri Weepu and co.!

Oct 13, 2011

STA : Physical Test

After examining you, the doctor smiled and gave you the results.

Battle stats
Aiming: 300,004.5376
Power: 300,042.7270
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 324,450.1631
Total: 934,554.6070
You are currently ranked # 39 in aiming.
You are currently ranked # 35 in power.
You are currently ranked # 116 in speed.
You are currently ranked # 23 in defence.
You are currently ranked # 55 in total stats.

Note: 3 Points have been deducted from your account for this test.

Oct 11, 2011

STA : 900k total!

Aiming: 300,004.5376
Power: 300,042.7270
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 289,553.9519
Total: 900,058.3958

Duty Done: 7455
Battlefield Done: 1483

joining the millionaire club soon! w00t

Oct 6, 2011

Aiming: 235,697.0791
Power: 292,484.8417
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 261,789.0587
Total: 800,028.1588

Duty Done: 7311
Battlefield Done: 1448

Oct 1, 2011

GD&TOP Singapore GP 23.09.2011!

Went to watch GD&TOP's (with SeungRi's) show during the Singapore GP last friday! w00t~
Took lots of photos with my 600D but I guess this is the best 2 shots that I've taken that night, based on clarity of the photos :)
Am so proud of myself wtf.

 G-Dragon! After that night, I'm totally following this siaokia-k-fashionista! Lol

TOP! Everytime he sings, all the females starting screaming! w00t

Sep 30, 2011

STA : 700k total!!!

Battle stats
Aiming: 135,702.0188
Power: 292,484.8417
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 261,789.0587
Total: 700,033.0985

Duty Done: 7144
Battlefield Done: 1400

Sep 26, 2011

STA : 3rd stats over 100k!

Battle stats
Aiming: 100,021.5242
Power: 292,484.8417
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 261,789.0587
Total: 664,352.6039


Duty Done: 7050
Battlefield Done: 1372

Sep 21, 2011

TC : 3rd 100k stats!

Speed:     101,423.3727
Strength:  101,940.1792
Defense:   35,222.2178
Dexterity: 100,122.9174
Total:        338,708.6871


Sep 18, 2011

Part 2 Of Previous Post

photo tryouts!

# removed #

Blogger App for Apple

was browsing through itunes and saw this blogger app. so can i say "now making a blogpost would be easier and a breeze?"

we'll find it out after a few trials. w00t

and here is it my first real blogpost in ages (have been blogging about text rpg game's achievements only) and also my first blogpost using this app! though its still a pain in the arse to be typing all these in touchscreen, or maybe im still not used to it? lol wtf

if people have been using iphoned until so good, then myself also can too! and i will *raging spirits

Sep 17, 2011

STA : 600k total!

Battle stats
Aiming: 50,384.1894
Power: 277,810.5208
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 261,789.0587
Total: 600,040.9482

Duty Done: 6772
Battlefield Done: 1303

Sep 8, 2011

STA : 500k total!

Battle stats
Aiming: 50,384.1894
Power: 177,870.8040
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 261,789.0587
Total: 500,101.2314

Duty Done: 6550
Battlefield Done: 1241

TC : 300k total

Speed: 64,923.9713
Strength: 101,940.1792
Defense: 33,641.2040
Dexterity: 100,122.9174
Total: 300,628.2719

Aug 31, 2011

Yet another 100000 stat.... w00t!

Battle stats
Aiming: 50,384.1894
Power: 100,111.5145
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 261,789.0587
Total: 422,341.9419

Aug 27, 2011


21-year-old computer geek makes £1m with online game


Battle stats
Aiming: 50,384.1894
Power: 77,822.3012
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 261,789.0587
Total: 400,052.7286

Age: 168 days
Level: 14
Rank: #10 General
Duty Done: 6220
Battlefield Done: 1147

Virtual Stock Exchange

imma try out this adult-ish game, learning the basics of trading

Aug 25, 2011

#10 General! Duty: 6/50! w00t!

Age: 166 days
Level: 14
Rank: #10 General
Duty Done: 6163
Battlefield Done: 1131

Battle stats
Aiming: 50,384.1894
Power: 71,384.9090
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 258,470.0819
Total: 390,296.3596

Aug 24, 2011

another 100k stats~

Speed: 30,560.3542 <----training this to 100k
Strength: 101,940.1792
Defense: 31,903.5750
Dexterity: 100,030.4352
Total: 264,434.5436

Selling illegal products 96
Theft 616
Auto theft 58
Drug deals 3
Computer crimes 63
Murder 1
Fraud crimes 3417
Other 7719
Total 11,973

People busted: 6
Failed busts: 2
People bailed: 2
Bail fees: $28,350
Times jailed: 29

Gonna be starting to bust first pagers from now (cos have 100k dex!) w00t

Aug 18, 2011

Korean [Reference]

Aug 14, 2011

Physical Test for Today

Physical Test

After examining you, the doctor smiled and gave you the results.

Battle stats
Aiming: 50,384.1894
Power: 40,613.5795
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 208,252.9008
Total: 309,307.8490

You are currently ranked # 59 in aiming.
You are currently ranked # 75 in power.
You are currently ranked # 90 in speed.
You are currently ranked # 14 in defence.
You are currently ranked # 52 in total stats.

Note: 3 Points have been deducted from your account for this test.

Aug 13, 2011


Battle stats
Aiming: 50,384.1894
Power: 40,613.5795
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 198,954.2979
Total: 300,009.2461

Aug 8, 2011

#9 Lieutenant General!!

Age: 148 days
Level: 13
Rank: #9 Lieutenant General
Duty Done: 5694
Battlefield Done: 993

Battle stats
Aiming: 50,384.1894
Power: 40,555.3521
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 145,718.4604
Total: 246,715.1812

STA Train 08082011

You have gained 9,332.7844 more defence by training it 157 times.

You now have 144,594.0002 defence and 0 energy left.

You have gained 940.1592 more defence by training it 15 times.

You now have 145,534.1594 defence and 0 energy left.

Aug 1, 2011

200k stats total for TOP [STA]!

Battle stats
Aiming: 50,384.1894
Power: 40,535.9177
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 99,041.8714
Total: 200,019.1578



max. stat = 100k now

Battle stats
Aiming: 50,384.1894
Power: 40,555.3521
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 100,158.4541
Total: 201,155.1749

double w00t!

200k total for Top [TC]

Speed: 30,085.1927
Strength: 100,514.2168
Defense: 30,316.3817
Dexterity: 40,132.3750
Total: 201,048.1662

Jul 29, 2011

Anti-Capitalism Propaganda

was wiki-ing stuffs and came across this interesting image, thought i might wanna share it here =)

Jul 22, 2011

#8 Major General! 40NB!

Today (yesterday) was a eventful day ^^ both my rpg games have achieve a certain milestone. Firstly...


Am a #8 Major General! w00t

Age: 131 days
Level: 13
Rank: #8 Major General
Duty Done: 5218
Battlefield Done: 858
Battle stats
Aiming: 50,384.1894
Power: 40,516.5123
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 52,327.2776
Total: 153,285.1586


just got 40NB! hoohoo! cant believe can achieve it without busting ppl in jail ^^
Level 30
Rank Star
Age 1337 days (leet!)
Nerve: 10/40

Selling illegal products 95
Theft 593
Auto theft 49
Drug deals 1
Computer crimes 45
Murder 1
Fraud crimes 2855
Other 7643
Total 11,282

Speed: 27,046.9267
Strength: 100,483.2436
Defense: 26,989.2470
Dexterity: 26,740.8656
Total: 181,260.2829

Jul 5, 2011

Team wif Paby

2011-07-05 11:03:18
thorjen has accepted your Team Invitation. You are now a TEAM!

Get good vehicle for her too ^^
You bought the Patriot for $3,000,000.

Jul 4, 2011

#7 Brigadier General!

am brigadier general now! w00t! takeover Ong now! woot....ZYX still rank #5

Age: 114 days
Level: 12
Rank: #7 Brigadier General
Duty Done: 4753
Battlefield Done: 718

Battle stats
Aiming: 50,384.1894
Power: 40,516.5123
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 10,446.8289 <--- gonna train this now
Total: 111,404.7099

will aim train defence for long now, others will train if the need arises

Countryside Driving

was on my driving days at singapore yesterday, wanted to try the Bartley viaduct after i pass by machpherson road via eunos turning here and there, i've eventually drove into upper aljunied road.... its just a like a drive at the countryside...with trees on both side... its really pleasant to drive there ^^

here's the map of it

didnt took any pictures because im driving (cant hold a phone in hand!) =.= but it was nice experience...

also, driving the whole stretch of Bartley viaduct felts so nice... totally no car...its hard to find this kinda driving roads with less car in singapore anymore =)

Jul 3, 2011


things to do in SoldtoArmy
- Training
- Academy
- Missions
- Battlefield
- Team Fight
- World War

things to do in Torn
- Gym
- Crimes
- Travelling


StA more fun?

Jun 30, 2011

BigBang 100,000 Stats Bang Bang!

Battle stats
Aiming: 50,384.1894
Power: 29,538.3431
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 10,029.5438
Total: 100,009.2556

Name: BigBang [2100]SDV
Status: Translator
User is: Online
Staff department: Mandarin translator
Staff duties: Helping Players
Age: 110 days
Level: 12
Rank: #6 Colonel
Duty Done: 4649
Battlefield Done: 690

Jun 26, 2011

Medan Tips

from -TAZ- [222]

First, you must go from the airport to Amplas bus terminal. Walk through the car park and go out the main car exit of the airport, cross the road and turn left after the petrol station, and then turn right (about a ten-fifteen min walk altogether). There, you can catch a yellow public bus, number 64, to Amplas Terminal. From Amplas terminal, you can get a public bus to Parapat { Lake Toba ).
4-6 hours from Medan `wink`.

STA Update!

Lotsa things happening this week! w00t~

Got a platoon already!
2011-06-24 23:03:46
joey-j has accepted your application to join HOOLIGANS.

Becoming part of STA Staff!
2011-06-26 01:59:09
Private changed your status to Translator. Department: Mandarin translator - Duties: Helping Players.

Job description:
Generally a translator helps people from the respective country understanding the game. A translator is good in two languages and can easily translate for players with lesser englishskills since this game is in english. A translator does not actually translate the game from english to chinese.

In other words, you help players answering their questions both in forums and by mail if needed. Gather the chinese-speaking people somehow `)

Good luck!

Got 2 Free Snow Berries from PL Grom npa
thanks , i gave you 2 snow berry `) just a gift for supporters `)

(cos i bought the Combo pack 3DP + 3EP)

Latest stats~
Battle stats
Aiming: 50,384.1894
Power: 21,125.7072
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 10,029.5438
Total: 91,596.6197

Sarawakian Food in Singapore

i have tried and located several places to have our hometown's comfort food (foods that we eat growing up with) namely the Kolo Mee and Laksa Sarawak and here's the list. im sure some other suburbs should have it but... hope to find out more soon

Kolo Mee
1. Blk 25, Bedok South (best, have Kch feel!)
2. Blk 205, Bedok North (can challenge Blk 25's but still)
3. Blk 130, Jurong East (sux!!!!, dont go here!)
4. QQ Noodles House, Bugis (expensive and too much modifications)
5. Jia Xiang Sarawakian Kolo Mee, VC, MSq (ermmm, ok)

Laksa Sarawak
1. Blk 25, Bedok South
2. Blk 205, Bedok North (best one i've tasted so far!)
3. Blk 130, Jurong East (sux!!!!, dont go here!)
4. Laksahouse, Kopitiam @ Vivocity (not bad, taste almost the same but so - so la)

Post on facebook~
Sarawak Kolo Mee @ SG List!

1. Blk 25, Bedok South (best, have Kch feel!)
2. Blk 205, Bedok North (can challenge Blk 25's but still their laksa is better)
3. Blk 130, Jurong East (sux!!!!, dont go here!)
4. QQ Noodles House, Bugis (expensive and too much mods)
5. Jia Xiang Sarawakian Kolo Mee, VivoCity, Marina Sq (same as QQ)

anyone know anymore places?

Jun 22, 2011

You have gained 2,919.1232 more aiming by training it 120 times.

You now have 50,384.1894 aiming and 0 energy left.

Jun 18, 2011

Vacation Suggestions

Primary Vehicles of STA

$0 - Humvee
$5,000 - Humvee M1114
$25,000 - Terrex
$75,000 - Stryker
$150,000 - Land M1117
$500,000 - M109A6 PIM
$3,000,000 - Patriot
$10,000,000 - Apache
$25,000,000 - F-16

Humvee (100)

Humvee M1114 (150)

Terrex (175)

Stryker (200)

Land M1117 (300)

M109A6 PIM (350)

Patriot (500)

Apache (750)

F-16 (1000?)

Snow Berry Training

You have gained 2,488.5285 more aiming by training it 122 times.

You now have 40,132.9649 aiming and 5 energy left.

Awww. Kitty

Animal cruelty videos has been a buzz lately. Here's another reason for anti-animal cruelty. Awww..

Random Rants

sigh, dunno why when i am outside, i have many things to do in my mind at home...then when i am home, i am suddenly aimless and have nothing to do... =/

must refix this bad habit of mind. soon.

#6 Colonel

BigBang is ranked Colonel today! Finally I've surpassed ZXY!!! w00t~ Now its time to catch up on OnG....archenemy

Level: 11
Rank: #6 Colonel
Duty Done: 4319
Battlefield Done: 602

Battle stats
Aiming: 37,574.8287 <--- training this, still... til 100k!
Power: 14,067.4065
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 10,029.5438
Total: 71,728.9583

Ong [194]
Level: 10
Rank: #6 Colonel
Duty Done: 4396
Battlefield Done: 465

ZXY [597]
Level: 10
Rank: #5 Lieutenant Colonel
Duty Done: 3896
Battlefield Done: 381

dayum level holders =.=

Jun 11, 2011

mins stats 10k!

Speed: 10,245.6041
Strength: 100,483.2436
Defense: 10,014.2780
Dexterity: 25,113.5490
Total: 145,856.6747

w00t~ a personal achievement

Site Analyzer

Jun 8, 2011

Snow Berry Training

You have gained 1,856.6560 more aiming by training it 147 times.

You now have 20,082.4391 aiming and 5 energy left.

Jun 4, 2011

50k total!

Battle stats
Aiming: 16,058.7113 <---- still and gonna train this til 100k
Power: 14,067.4065
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 10,029.5438
Total: 50,212.8409

funny website.

May 29, 2011

Lieutenant Colonel

BigBang upgraded to Rank 5th today! just half a day slower than ZYX but am catching up ^^ previously was 1/2 days time ill Rank 6 first! w00t

Level: 11
Rank: #5 Lieutenant Colonel
Duty Done: 3784
Battlefield Done: 485

Aiming: 10,509.0133 <---- training this now
Power: 14,067.4065
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 10,029.5438
Total: 44,663.1429

May 28, 2011

[Define] Technophile

was reading newspaper and came across this word, so I thought of looking it up... the app in mobile dont have this definition, so i wiki-ed it ^^

Technophilia refers generally to a strong enthusiasm for technology, especially new technologies such as personal computers, the Internet, mobile phones and home cinema. The term is used in sociology when examining the interaction of individuals with their society, especially contrasted with technophobia.

Technophilia and technophobia are the two extremes of the relationship between technology and society. The technophobe fears or dislikes technology, often regarding some or all technology with fear. This may be as a consequences of fear of change, a prior catastrophic experience with technology or because it may lead to a process of dehumanization. The technophile sees most or all technology as positive, adopting technology enthusiastically, and seeing it as a means to potentially improve life and combat social problems.

Source :

Training with Snow Berry (1000 Emo)

You have gained 1,223.7008 more power by training it 122 times.
You have gained 152.0096 more power by training it 15 times.

May 25, 2011

BigBang Balanced Stats ^^

Battle stats
Aiming: 10,024.2141
Power: 10,081.8467 <---- gonna train this to 100k now =)
Speed: 10,057.1793
Defence: 10,029.5438
Total: 40,192.7839

BigBang - 40k total!

Battle stats
Aiming: 10,024.2141
Power: 10,081.8467
Speed: 9,917.3647
Defence: 10,029.5438
Total: 40,052.9693

Duty Done: 3647
Battlefield Done: 453

May 23, 2011

Google 101: Tips to search effectively using query language

Basic Usage:

* Use quotation marks ” “ to locate an entire string.
eg. “bill gates conference” will only return results with that exact string.
* Mark essential words with a +
If a search term must contain certain words or phrases, mark it with a + symbol. eg: +”bill gates” conference will return all results containing “bill gates” but not necessarily those pertaining to a conference
* Negate unwanted words with a -
You may wish to search for the term bass, pertaining to the fish and be returned a list of music links as well. To narrow down your search a bit more, try: bass -music. This will return all results with “bass” and NOT “music”.

General Tips:

This will search only pages which reside on this domain.
This will display all pages which Google finds to be related to your URL
This will display a list of all pages which Google has found to be linking to your site. Useful to see how popular your site is
* spell:word
Runs a spell check on your word
* define:word
Returns the definition of the word
* stocks: [symbol, symbol, etc]
Returns stock information. eg. stock: msft
* maps:
A shortcut to Google Maps
* phone: name_here
Attempts to lookup the phone number for a given name
* cache:
If you include other words in the query, Google will highlight those words within the cached document. For instance, web will show the cached content with the word “web” highlighted.
* info:
The query [info:] will present some information that Google has about that web page. For instance, will show information about the CyberWyre homepage. Note there can be no space between the “info:” and the web page url.
* weather:
Used to find the weather in a particular city. eg. weather: new york

Advanced Tips:

* filetype:
Does a search for a specific file type, or, if you put a minus sign (-) in front of it, it won’t list any results with that filetype. Try it with .mp3, .mpg or .avi if you like.
* daterange:
Is supported in Julian date format only. 2452384 is an example of a Julian date.
* allinurl:
If you start a query with [allinurl:], Google will restrict the results to those with all of the query words in the url. For instance, [allinurl: google search] will return only documents that have both “google” and “search” in the url.
* inurl:
If you include [inurl:] in your query, Google will restrict the results to documents containing that word in the url. For instance, [inurl:google search] will return documents that mention the word “google” in their url, and mention the word “search” anywhere in the document (url or no). Note there can be no space between the “inurl:” and the following word.
* allintitle:
If you start a query with [allintitle:], Google will restrict the results to those with all of the query words in the title. For instance, [allintitle: google search] will return only documents that have both “google” and “search” in the title.
* intitle:
If you include [intitle:] in your query, Google will restrict the results to documents containing that word in the title. For instance, [intitle:google search] will return documents that mention the word “google” in their title, and mention the word “search” anywhere in the document (title or no). Note there can be no space between the “intitle:” and the following word.
* allinlinks:
Searches only within links, not text or title.
* allintext:
Searches only within text of pages, but not in the links or page title.
* bphonebook:
If you start your query with bphonebook:, Google shows U.S. business white page listings for the query terms you specify. For example, [ bphonebook: google mountain view ] will show the phonebook listing for Google in Mountain View.
* phonebook:
If you start your query with phonebook:, Google shows all U.S. white page listings for the query terms you specify. For example, [ phonebook: Krispy Kreme Mountain View ] will show the phonebook listing of Krispy Kreme donut shops in Mountain View.
* rphonebook:
If you start your query with rphonebook:, Google shows U.S. residential white page listings for the query terms you specify. For example, [ rphonebook: John Doe New York ] will show the phonebook listings for John Doe in New York (city or state). Abbreviations like [ rphonebook: John Doe NY ] generally also work.


Articles : Ins and Outs of Using Gadgetry

DAVID POGUE, On Thursday 19 May 2011, 13:43 SGT

Every time a reader asks me a basic question, struggles with a computer or lets a cellphone keep ringing at a performance, I have the same thought: There ought to be a license to use technology.

I’m not trying to insult America’s clueless; exactly the opposite, in fact. How is the average person supposed to know the essentials of their phones, cameras and computers? There’s no government leaflet, no mandatory middle-school class, no state agency that teaches you some core curriculum. Instead, we muddle along, picking up scattershot techniques as we go. We wind up with enormous holes in our knowledge.

This week, for example, a reader asked me about those weird, square, pixelated black-and-white bar codes that are cropping up on billboards, movie posters, signs, magazine ads and business cards. Nobody ever bothered to explain them. (They’re QR codes — quick response bar codes. You can scan them with your iPhone’s or Android phone’s camera, using a special app that translates it into an ad or takes you to a related Web page.)

That interaction made me realize that it’s time to publish the first installment of what should be the Big Book of Basic Technology Knowledge — the prerequisite for using electronics in today’s society. Some may seem basic, but you’ll probably find at least a couple of “I didn’t know thats!” among them.


• Searching for a signal scarfs up battery juice appallingly quickly. Turn your phone off, or put it into Airplane Mode, before you travel out of cellphone range — for example, on a plane or, for AT&T users, Manhattan and San Francisco.

• When you need the phone number, address or directions for any commercial establishment, call 800-BING-411 for an amazingly good voice-activated agent. (Thank you, Microsoft.)

• You can skip the inane 15-second voice-mail instructions when leaving a message (“To page this person, press 5”) — if you know your friend’s cellphone carrier. If it’s Verizon, press * to cut directly to the beep. AT&T or Sprint, press 1. T-Mobile, press #. (Better yet: Do the world a favor and add this trick to your own greeting: “To cut to the beep, press 1.”)

• If you travel overseas, you may return to a smartphone bill for $5,000 or more, thanks to the staggering international Internet fees. (You might not even know your phone is online — if it checks e-mail every 15 minutes, for example.) Despite many well-publicized horror stories, some people still don’t realize they should call the cellphone company before traveling to buy a special temporary overseas plan.


• The half-press trick eliminates the frustrating delay when you press a pocket camera’s shutter button. Frame your shot, then half-press the shutter button. The camera beeps when it has locked focus — and that’s the time-consuming part. When pushed the rest of the way down, you snap the picture instantly. No lag.

• Your flash is useless if the subject is more than about eight feet away. Turn it off. (This means you, concertgoers and football fans.)

• If you erase photos from your memory card accidentally, you can still recover them if you haven’t used the card since. For about $30, you can download memory-card recovery programs; Google “memory card recovery” to find them.

App Phones

• On the iPhone, the camera doesn’t snap the photo until you release the on-screen shutter button. That’s good to know if you want a steady, blur-free shot. Frame the shot with your finger on the button, then snap the photo by lifting off the screen instead of tapping it.

• On iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Palm/H.P. phones, tap the Space bar twice at the end of a sentence. You get a period, a space and a capitalized next letter, without hunting for punctuation keys.

• Also on those phones, you can type dont, wont, youre, didnt and so on. The phone adds the apostrophe to those automatically. (But you’ll have to learn the difference between it’s and its.)

• On a BlackBerry, hold a letter key down to capitalize it. The Web

• You can press Alt+D to highlight the Address bar at the top of your Web browser. Without touching the mouse, type the site name you want.

• You don’t have to type “http://www” into your Web browser. Just type “” or “,” for example. In Safari or Firefox, you can even omit the “.com.” In Internet Explorer, you can press Ctrl+Enter to add “.com,” or Ctrl+Shift+Enter for “.org.”

• You can tap the Space bar to scroll down by one screenful. Add the Shift key to scroll back up again. (You can also hit the Page Up/Page Down keys, if you have them.)

• When you’re filling an order form, you don’t have to slide six miles down the pop-up menu to choose your state. Instead, type the first letter to select it without the mouse. (If you get the wrong state, press the same key again. For example, press C once for California, again for Colorado and a third time for Connecticut.)

• When you get an error message — in a program, on your smartphone, on your tablet — search it on Google. You’ll find out what it means instantly.

• If you’re trying to paste some ridiculously long Web address where it would be confusing to read (or impossible to fit, as on Twitter), visit a site like or These free sites convert long addresses into very compact ones.

Editing Text

• You can double-click a word to highlight it. (You don’t have to drag the mouse across it, in other words.) You can triple-click a word to select the entire paragraph.

• When you see highlighted text — in your word processor, for example, or in a Web browser address bar — you don’t have to delete it first. Just start typing.

• Sick of how Word automatically creates clickable links, boldface words, indented bulleted or numbered lists and other formatting as you type?

The on/off switches for these features exist, but they’re well hidden. In Word 2010 (Windows), open the File menu; click Options, Proofing, AutoCorrect Options, then AutoFormat Options. On the Mac (Word 2011), open the Tools menu; click AutoCorrect, then AutoFormat As You Type.

Mac Specials

• When you buy something online, don’t waste paper by printing the confirmation page. Instead, choose Print, and from the PDF pop-up menu, choose “Save PDF to Web Receipts Folder.” You get a beautiful PDF copy stashed in Documents, in a folder called Web Receipts.

• You can view most documents without opening a program to do it. At the desktop, highlight the icon and then tap the Space bar — a fantastic way to preview photos, but also great for Office documents, PDF files, movies, sounds and so on.

• Press Command-Delete to put a highlighted icon into the Trash.

Windows Specials

• When you want to send a file to someone, right-click its icon; from the shortcut menu, choose Send to Mail Recipient. Windows thoughtfully creates an outgoing e-mail message with the file attached. (If it’s a photo, Windows even offers to let you shrink them down to reasonable e-mailable size.)

• Ever wonder about the Windows-logo key? It sets off a host of useful functions: press it with F for Find, with D to see the desktop with all windows hidden, with L to lock the screen while you wander off to get coffee, and so on.

• You don’t have to pay for antivirus and anti-spyware software, year after year. Microsoft offers a perfectly good free security program.

All right, there’s a start. There are more waiting for you at

Here’s hoping that your tech knowledge is just a little less sketchy.


Source :

May 18, 2011

Top [589347] !

Congratulations! You upgraded your level to 27!

Speed: 2,465.7807
Strength: 100,382.1455
Defense: 329.3832
Dexterity: 25,113.5490
Total: 128,290.8584

BigBang [2100] !!!

Battle stats
Aiming: 10,024.2141
Power: 10,081.8467
Speed: 5,503.6025
Defence: 10,029.5438
Total: 35,639.2071

Duty Done: 3439
Battlefield Done: 410

May 10, 2011

STA : 30k stats!

Battle stats
Aiming: 7,637.0393
Power: 7,274.8749
Speed: 5,060.6620
Defence: 10,029.5438
Total: 30,002.1200


and got Rank 4 Major today! w00t

Age: 59 days
Level: 10
Rank: #4 Major
Duty Done: 3215
Battlefield Done: 361

May 1, 2011

BigBang [2100] update

Age: 50 days
Level: 9
Rank: #3 Captain
Duty Done: 2905
Battlefield Done: 300
Rescued: 52

Battle stats
Aiming: 1,069.2648 - training this now
Power: 6,647.8254
Speed: 5,060.6620
Defence: 10,029.5438
Total: 22,807.2960

- hit 10k defence
- min. stats 1k!

now gonna train my offensive stats already.mmm power i like, see what total will i get after 100 days

Apr 30, 2011

King of Cakes : Baumkuchen

My sister was teling me this morning about the newly opened cake shop at the basement of Takashimaya, she knew this because it was so famous in Japan, but it seems to have originated from German though (ironic?)


pronounced 'bowm-koo-khehn'

A German specialty dubbed the "king of cakes," Baumkuchen is particularly popular at Christmastime. This tall dessert is comprised of many thin cake layers that resembles a tree's growth rings. Baumkuchen translates as "tree (baum) cake (kuchen)." It takes a master baker to make this labor-intensive cake in the traditional way, which is to spoon a sponge cake batter over a revolving oven spit, one layer at a time, browning each layer before adding the next. Today, other pans are sometimes used; one method is to brush a thin layer of batter onto the bottom of the springform pan, bake it for 2 to 3 minutes, then brush on another layer of batter and bake, and so on. Baumkuchen is tradionationally enrobed in a thin chocolate glaze, though vanilla or other flavors may be used.

Courtesy from : Food Lover's Companion Fourth Edition; Barrons, 2007; p. 49

Might wanna check it out one day. Price for small one around 8dollars and medium one around 14dollars-ish. ^^ baby

- cant refrigerate once open, once refridgerate, thats it, the cake loses its moisture and won't taste so nice anymore..

Cake makes a good house-warming gift by the way.

Apr 28, 2011

sta : 20k

BigBang hits 20k total today!

Battle stats
Aiming: 1,006.6544
Power: 6,647.8254
Speed: 5,060.6620
Defence: 7,339.6879
Total: 20,054.8297

Apr 27, 2011

The Good Old Times

Saw this on someone's torn's profile and found it quite interesting and worthy to be on my blog ^^

"First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon and processed meat, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes or cervical cancer.

Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets or shoes, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

Take away food was limited to fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds , KFC, Subway or Nandos.

Even though all the shops closed at 6.00pm and didn't open at the weekends, somehow we didn't starve to death!

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

We could collect old drink bottles and cash them in at the corner shop and buy Toffees, Gobstoppers, Bubble Gum and some bangers to blow up frogs with.

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soft drinks with sugar in them, but we weren't overweight because.......


We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of old prams and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. We built tree houses and dens and played in river beds with matchbox cars.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo Wii , X-boxes, no video games at all, no 999 channels on SKY , no video/dvd films, no mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms..........

WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

Only girls had pierced ears!

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

You could only buy Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns at Easter time...

We were given air guns and catapults for our 10th birthdays,

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!

Mum didn't have to go to work to help dad make ends meat!

RUGBY and CRICKET had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! Getting into the team was based on MERIT.

Our teachers used to hit us with belts or canes and gym shoes and bullies always ruled the playground at school.

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of.

They actually sided with the law!

Our parents didn't invent stupid names for their kids like Kiora and Blade and Ridge and Vanilla

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL !

And YOU are one of them!

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good.

And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were."

Source :

Ahhh...the good old days as they say =) but still i'd prefer technology

Apr 26, 2011

sta stats

was at fed a while due to stupid arcade games zzz but now am out w00t~

Aiming: 1,006.6544
Power: 6,647.8254
Speed: 5,060.6620
Defence: 5,485.9777 ---> training this now
Total: 18,201.1195

Apr 25, 2011

Me [25091985]

I tweet
I blog
I (still) write diaries
I scrapbook
I play text-rpg

And I'm not ashamed to mention all those above. Lol

(Means nothing much to do online since I'm not a hardcore gamer)

60's Food Street

Went to Orchard last Saturday and came across this...

Another 60's themed food fare! Seems like it has been a trend in Singapore nowadays to bring back the good old dining ala 60's lol. Anyways, I'm probably might try this place out someday, not that soon though. By the way, it is very easy to locate this place (just opposite Orchard Central)

Apr 24, 2011


I wanna rant! But im the type who types stuffs halfway then my mind would go blank already. Zzz. A lot in my mind during shower times earlier. But now all vividly gone. Perhaps this is the perfect reason why I couldn't pursue in a career in writing.


Blogging Ideas..

Happen to saw this list on someone's blog...

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 10 interesting facts about yourself.
Day 02- Favourite super hero and why
Day 03- A habit that you wish you didn’t have.
Day 04- List 5 songs that represent your life’s soundtrack.
Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to and wish you could stay.
Day 06- A hobby you have.
Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you.
Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why.
Day 09- Something/someone you’re proud of.
Day 10- A story about a past relationship.
Day 11- A picture of something you dislike.
Day 12- A picture of your room; don’t cheat by cleaning it. Share a secret.
Day 13- A picture of you and your family
Day 14- A picture of something you ate and 10 confessions.
Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle; share the first 10 songs that play.
Day 16- Something you could live without.
Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why.
Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have.
Day 19- Nicknames you have; how or why you have them.
Day 20- If you had 3 wishes, what would they be.
Day 21- Share a picture from your day.
Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else.
Day 23- A letter to your parents.
Day 24- Top 10 favourite food.
Day 25- What you would find in your bag.
Day 26- Places you want to visit before you die.
Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge?
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned.
Day 30- A picture of you today and .

I prolly will or will not follow it. Perhaps a little tweak here and there by myself (Since I love tweaking stuffs) Lol

Where I Sit?

wanted to sit on the sofa but...

They are the bosses at home =.=

Wanna have a body like Rain's but lazy?

Read this...

Baby, baby, baby..ohhh

When I was 13, I had my first love
There was nobody that compared to my baby
And nobody came between us who could ever come above
She had me going crazy, oh I was starstruck
She woke me up daily, don't need no Starbucks

She made my heart pound
I skip a beat when I see her in the street
And at school on the playground
But I really wanna see her on a weekend
She know she got me dazin' 'cause she was so amazin'
And now my heart is breakin' but I just keep on sayin'

Apr 23, 2011

We went to East Coast Park...

...and saw this work of art!

Hawt weather.

Apr 22, 2011


Skidamarink a dink a dink,
Skidamarink a doo,
I love you.
Skidamarink a dink a dink,
Skidamarink a doo,
I love you.

I love you in the morning
And in the afternoon,
I love you in the evening
And underneath the moon;
Oh, Skidamarink a dink a dink,
Skidamarink a doo,
I love you!

long time never heard this song (first time in 2002 sang by Gracie) and i finally just found about its origin and correct spelling.... i initially thought it was "Skimmering..."

Meekness of teh Cuteness

after being together for a few months now...just found out that my paby likes Doraemon!

Its a good thing though.. I just never expected she likes those type of things..she's not teh act-cute type of ladies. Lol

Cheers to you, pabes! <3 *hearts*

Training other stats now...

Battle stats
Speed: 1,710.9660
Strength: 100,205.3046
Defense: 218.8487
Dexterity: 12,652.7038
Total: 114,787.8231

gonna train other stats now other than strength...see how much i'd get til my bank finishes in about 35days :)

Apr 20, 2011

589347 today...

Name: Top [589347] Faction: Top's Haven for SNSD
Money: $167,610 Days in Faction: 817
Level: 26 Job: Employee
Property: Palace [View others] (With SNSD) Cost: $65,000,000
Income: + $1,111 Upkeep: - $3,000
Game rank: #15 Professional Points: 160
Life: 41,350 / 41,350 Age: 1,245
Times jailed: 26 People busted: 1
Criminal offences: 7,530 Marital Status: Married to SNSD for 417 day(s)

Battle stats
Speed: 1,706.2088
Strength: 100,129.5726
Defense: 194.1873
Dexterity: 11,835.6189
Total: 113,865.5876

Working stats
Manual labor: 26,892
Intelligence: 69,559
Endurance: 21,823

589347 on March 6, 2010

Name: Tea [589347] Faction: Putumayo Restaurant Langkawi
Money: $156,017 Days in Faction: 407
Level: 20
Job: Education
Property: Palace [View others] (With Dephanie) Cost: $65,000,000
Income: + $3,250
Upkeep: - $3,000
Game rank: #10 Competent Points: 36
Life: 10,950 / 10,950 Age: 834
Times jailed: 26 People busted: 1
Criminal offences: 1,521 Marital Status: Married to Dephanie for 7 day(s)

Battle stats
Speed: 1,706.2088
Strength: 20,494.0036
Defence: 113.8426
Dexterity: 1,885.0914
Total: 24,199.1464

Working stats
Manual labor: 18,088
Intelligence: 50,702
Endurance: 18,567

Justin Bieber 2011 in Singapore!

100k strength!!!

Battle stats
Speed: 1,706.2088
Strength: 100,129.5726
Defense: 194.1873
Dexterity: 11,595.9220
Total: 113,625.8907

just got 100k strength today ^^ own account t.t

Apr 18, 2011

Level + Rank Up!

Level: 26
Rank: #15 Professional

Top got these today ^^

Apr 17, 2011

Training with Marijuana

took Marijuana which gives you 1500 emotions..took 10 x energy food, 4 energy drinks, 1 camping punch...and...

You have gained 795.6288 more defence by training it 213 times.

You now have 822.3606 defence and 0 energy left.

w00t! a sudden boost in my defence ^^ sta p@wns~

Apr 16, 2011

Boring Saturday Night

aahhhh what a boring saturday night... paby at kl with her buds now, ong never reply me, mum lazy wanna go out... aishhh boringnyer... finally waited for weekend.. and tomorrow is sunday already, what a wasteful weekend... anyways, decide to do something to my bloggeh..change name, template and some description... and added some new post to keep this blog on-going w00t

100k total v.2


Battle stats
Speed: 1,706.2088
Strength: 86,708.7655
Defense: 194.1873
Dexterity: 11,393.0672
Total: 100,002.2288

100k stats! its a long long since my post-SA....for Top [589347] w00t....its my 2nd time achieving 100k total with my own account after my first one (Hazel) got fedded a few years back... =)


getting all stats to 100k is the hardest... after that should be easy... time to chase all those peeps

Apr 11, 2011

10k total stats for BigBang!

Battle stats
Aiming: 27.9298
Power: 5,335.3649
Speed: 4,621.5906
Defence: 18.4040
Total: 10,003.2893

w00t...continue whore Power and Speed ^^

Apr 10, 2011

Random Updates

Top [589347]
Speed: 1,706.2088
Strength: 74,851.2971
Defense: 181.9798
Dexterity: 11,393.0672
Total: 88,132.5529

BigBang [2100]
Aiming: 27.9298
Power: 5,049.1537
Speed: 4,394.1374
Defence: 18.4040
Total: 9,489.6249

Paby (Rank 14 - Distinguised! :)

Apr 3, 2011

myself [3]

graduated : may 2010

start working : july 2010

til now... about 8 months already ^^

so far, so good

familiar wif singapore roads

have driving license now... can drive! (got car too) woopwoop

all family is here too ^^ appreciate it

debts started paying (halfway there...)

have dream phone already! (just need a camera now, then annual trip wif paby)

find a good girl too (must appreciate her!) - my paby

have great friends (though come and go from singapore)

finance: can support myself, wif some occasional splurging on entertainment

Apr 1, 2011

Top [589347]

Battle stats
Speed: 1,706.2088
Strength: 61,500.5405
Defense: 173.5850
Dexterity: 11,386.2709
Total: 74,766.6052

LikeAG6 [2100]

Battlefield Done: 57


How to make your child a future millionaire

Celine Tan of, On Thursday 24 March 2011, 23:45 SGT

KUALA LUMPUR: Your child's wealth can be your financial success story. If you have failed in your quest to become a millionaire, it doesn't mean that your child should too. Time is on his side and all it takes is for you to start things rolling. Here, parents and financial practitioners relate how you can put your child on the millionaire's path.

Tell them why

While many parents want their children to be wealthy, one fear they all have is that the little ones may grow up to be too materialistic. “There is nothing wrong in ‘being rich'. Teach your children the ‘concept' of being wealthy, which is more important than being wealthy itself,” says C T Lim, senior partner of IPPFA Sdn Bhd, a Capital Markets Services Licence holder for financial planning with the Securities Commission.

“Explain to them the purpose of making good money. For example, I always explain to my three kids that although their mother is educated and we can afford to hire a servant, she chooses to devote all her time to their needs; and for this to happen, I have be the sole breadwinner of the family.”

Tell your child that money is not evil but it is an enabler, says Brandon Liew, CEO of Moneytree (M) Sdn Bhd, a company that coaches children and youth about money, investing and entrepreneurship.

“Make it clear that money is not everything, but almost everything needs money. Once you have set the right foundation and the values are in place, it is unlikely that your children will pursue material things.”

Create opportunities for them to earn

A million-ringgit gift to your child may sound impossible. But it is very much within reach, says Ong Shi Jie, head of wealth management of OCBC Bank (M) Bhd. “A monthly contribution of about RM300, made diligently from the time your child is born until he turns 18, and then left untouched until his retirement at 55, will hit the million-ringgit mark [assuming returns of 6% pa].”

But, is “giving” the right way to help your children? Ong takes a leaf from personal finance book, The Millionaire Next Door, in which Thomas J Stanley and William D Danko show readers how to become millionaires: “Built on years of research, it profiles people who have already become millionaires. Their research indicates that most millionaires were supported financially by their parents and ‘the more dollars adult children receive from their parents, the fewer they accumulate, while those who are given fewer dollars, accumulate more',” says Ong.

However, don't give them the money without asking them to do anything. “Or else, the level of appreciation is nominal. You don't want your child to have the perception that ‘no matter what, I will have my mum/dad to fall back on to help me out,” says Liew. “Create opportunities for your child to earn the money.

The plans can be tied to their academic achievements or other milestones. When you make them earn the money, the level of responsibility is far higher. This gives them a clear mindset that they have to ‘do something' to achieve the million-ringgit goal.”

Teach them millionaire habits

Planning financially for your children is not sufficient, you need to teach them some financial ground rules. “they also need to be equipped with the skills to save and grow the money,” says Liew. “Instil the knowledge and money habits so that they can responsibly handle any money you hand over. This will also give you peace of mind.”

It helps to understand the habits of millionaires and inculcate them in your children. “Teach them simplicity and frugality,” says Lim. “The focus should be how to manage money as a limited resource.”

Encourage them to follow their passion

While it is many a parent's wish to have their children graduate with a law or medical degree it is important that you do not try to fit a square peg into a round hole. “Don't quash their harebrained ideas, lest you stunt their budding creativity,” says Ong.

“While I'm not recommending that your child drop out of school and throw his textbooks out the window, nurture his strongest talent and encourage activities that make him happiest. After all, it is their passion that drives it. Whether it will help them arrive at being a billionaire, as most entrepreneurs will tell you, will be a combination of a multitude of factors.”

Your child will never be a millionaire if you force him into something he's not interested in. If you think that your child's passion won't pay, says Lim, help to turn it into a moneymaking idea. His daughter loves animals and her ambition is to be a veterinarian. “As the prospects for veterinarians are uncertain and I don't want to ‘kill' her passion, I encourage her to pursue her passion and give her suggestions on how to turn her ambition into a business. I gave her the idea of building a pet cemetery behind her future veterinarian clinic, which I feel has far greater prospects, and she likes it.”

Getting third-party help

You may be capable of teaching your child about money. “But, can you guarantee that your child is going to learn everything that you teach?” says Liew. “Teaching your child financial literacy doesn't happen in isolation. No matter how hard you try, you cannot provide the group dynamics needed as a part of learning. They need peer pressure to compete among and measure themselves. This is where programmes like financial literacy are important.”

Walk the talk

Children learn by imitating. Thus, it is vital that you watch your own money habits. “Be conscious of your simple everyday actions. For instance, if you use a credit card to make payments, make sure you explain how it works. Educate your child on the connection between plastic cards and real money. Otherwise, your child could misunderstand that the credit card is a tool to easily get things that he wants,” says Liew.

Make sure you are financially independent. Gone are the times when parents raised their children with the aspiration that they would grow into successful adults who would be able to take care of their parents. “The cost of living is going up at a tremendous pace,” says Liew.

“At the end of the day, your children will have their own expenses and families. To avoid being a burden to your children, plan for yourself financially.” This means that you must be on a sound financial footing, says Ong, with adequate insurance coverage, no credit-card balances or high-rate debts and are well on your way to saving for your own retirement.

By taking care of your own retirement needs, it can speed up your children's financial well-being.

Give them a good jump-start

Planning for your child education's funding is important. “Having a plan that helps your children pay their education fees can possibly be one of the best jump-starts. This could at least relieve them of the burden of having to repay their study loans and thus kick-start their personal savings plan as soon as they start their career,” says Lim.

The right amount to contribute should be based on your capacity. If the money you have set aside for them is insufficient, Ong proposes that you “have an open conversation with them. Start talking about the importance of saving money with your children, even when you don't have enough of it. Do not be afraid to share with them these difficulties and be transparent with them on making lifestyle adjustments in order to cope.”

Mar 30, 2011

5000 total crimes

5000 total crimes today!

lets see how long til 10,000 total crimes w00t

Mar 28, 2011

torn's resolution..

referring to my post on Mar 21, 2010...

aims to achieve (any time also can)
99 hunting skills (not a priority) - 100%
10000 chamois collection - 3%
1bil in bank (500mil at least) - 100%
100k work stats - 70%
1000 1st page bust - 0%
45 nb - now 35nb =.=
100k STR - 56%
100k DEX - 11%


add a new ones:

owns a PI - 2 more months!
get 10/10 Bank - 90% (9/10) now
finish History course - 20+ weeks more
Racing class A - class B now (32 more points)

Mar 27, 2011

top [589347]

Top [589347]
Age: 1221 days
Level: 25
Rank: #13 Distinguished
Job: Employee (Ultimate Fighting Champion hiring!!)
Income: + $1,111
Criminal offences: 4,656

Faction: Big Bang & Girls Generation
Days in Faction: 793
Marital Status: Married to SNSD for 393 day(s)

Battle stats
Speed: 1,706.2088
Strength: 56,737.1651
Defense: 173.5850
Dexterity: 11,386.2709
Total: 70,003.2298

Working stats
Manual labor: 25,938
Intelligence: 69,393
Endurance: 21,286

Finance: You have $2,592,000,000 invested
Racing: Driver Skill - 3.77, Class - B

Mar 12, 2011

Things to do in SG / Anywhere

Just thought of anahdah nonsense things to do if you so very bored or feeling crazy lol

Saw a group of people taking group photos? Just jump right it and be part of the trip family!

Fun right? Only setbacks are people gonna scold you or you'll bring remembrance for those on a trip!


Mar 4, 2011

Free Passes!

Got free passes to the Far East Movement's showcase from Singtel/Blackberry! W00t~ worth SGD100+ xixi value for money

Bout SGD200 only

Hazards at the Quay

its not so safe to be stoned while partying at Clarke could so effed-up drunk and fall into the Singapore River, drown to death without you knowing it -.-

Feb 27, 2011

Things To Do In Singapore (2)

Just thought of another pointless thing to do in Singapore if you are really really free....

Take a bus from an interchange to another interchange on other parts of the island. Its interesting what things you could see on the way and you could learn new roads to drive.

e.g. just did that today! took bus 72 from Tampines Interchange to Yio Chu Kang Terminal! wif mum too (end to end~ zzz~) was fun and learnt many new roads and things on the way xixi

must do on broad daylight ~.~ would be better, cost less than sgd2 only

Tea [589347]

have been actively playing TC recently:

got involved in racing, change a new company, achieved some aims =)

Stats so far....

Tea [589347]
Age: 1193 days
Level: 24
Rank: #12 Veteran
Job: Employee (BPs oil spilling HIRING 25k MANUAL)
Income: + $350,000
Faction: Trapnest
Days in Faction: 765
Marital Status: Married to Jen- for 365 day(s)

Battle stats
Speed: 1,706.2088
Strength: 34,013.9283
Defense: 173.5850
Dexterity: 11,386.2709
Total: 47,279.9930

Working stats
Manual labor: 25,823
Intelligence: 68,935
Endurance: 20,522

Finance: You have $2,037,000,000 invested (w00t~)
Networth: > $50m
Nerve: 35 (Age: 1,188)
Hunt: 100.00 Hunting Skills
Racing: Driver Skill - 2.23, Class - C

so far so good, will continue getting interests from bank to get a Private Island soon, some stockmarkets, taking xanaxs.....ahhh years, and i mean years of hunting in South Africa finally start to pay off...though may be slower than most people, but i achieved all this by myself =)

Things To Do In Singapore

Just thought of a really really pointless thing to do once you have tried everything in Singapore :

try walking from one end to the other end of the MRT and walk back again ^^ it'll be fun i guess? im sure there's some interesting stuffs to be seen

Cheers. Tea out

Feb 6, 2011

3rd Day CNY 2011 Agenda

3rd day cny

- soi cek bring me n chris to peiling's place
- get to know most of the cousins of dad side there
(peiling, bebe, moi, ting-jacq, ching-christine, kuang, ti, kelly, jason, alex, ming, etc.)
- back home, nap a while
- woke at 7pm, went to Topspot foodcourt meet them
(16p - jnin, xli, wseung, cyong, cwee, je, pchen, swei, dlim, kyung, mchung, wying, spoh, tsiang, ehui)
(cmang come n meet us later)
- went to sandra's house meet my form5 classmates with some form6 guys)
- went to mikechung house (me, jn, eh, cm, spoh, tsiang, siawei, doreen)(meet rosenia here)
- supper @ loklok (me, jnin, ehui, tzesiang)(ehui treat)(saw adrian ho)
- home ~ 3rd day well spent (esp. meet father's side's cousins)

miss baby jen really much :/ she seems so busy...

Feb 5, 2011

20 years ago..

Browsing through my old family photos and i came across a perfect old family photo that can be made as comparison to our latest taken family photo (which was during my convocation time)...

This pic was taken in 1990s...when my sis got the job at SQ..

This pic was taken last year in 2010...more than 20 years already... now my sister is a 20 year employee for SQ (is a Chief Stewardess now~ and the little guy has graduated already ^^)

This shall be kept here for remembrance

2nd Day CNY 2011 Agenda

1. started @ Rling house
(g/ rling, cm, ws, eh, je, sw, jn, dor, mchung & spoh)
2. went to my place (me) (use sw car)
3. went to guan's place next
(andy, jane & ky came)
(follow andy's car)
4. went to jane's place
(xueli came and eh, rling & ws back to ws house first, andy n je go somewhere else)
(follow andy's car)
5. went to ky's place
(g/ me, jane, jn, cm, dor, mchung, spoh, eh, rling, ws, ky)
(follow jane's car)
(holochim won rm1.5 here) (andy came here)
6. went to jiamiin's place
(sw, tcl & yy came)
(jane, rling, ky, mchung & ws back first)
(follow andy's car)
(met jiamiin's sis)
7. went to john's place
(g/ me, eh, jn, tcl, yy, andy, sw, cm)
8. went to hana's place @ lor stampin tgh 5/3 wif andy
(big n nice house!)
(met new friends hana lee and ace liew here)
(also met cousin caroline and gregory here)
9. went to weeseung's place
(g/ me, jn, xl, dor, sw, cm, sp, andy, ws, eh)
(tcl, yy, john, jac back first)
(met new friends jack lau and jessica chin here)
(won rm8 on 'in-between' and '3 cards' here) woot~
10. limteh at bdc siang siang
(w/ me, xl, andy, dor, jack, cm, jessica, sp, ws & eh)
(jn and sw back first)
(cm treat us drink and eat kolo mee ^^, thanks buddy!)
11. went to travillion w/ andy
(saw kiapun & selina lee @ check-in)
(saw tivona, julie & peiyung @ pavillion, police blk them, cant go out lol)
12. home @ 2am ^^
(2nd day of cny well spent =)
miss baby jen much ~

Jan 29, 2011


Avant-garde (French pronunciation: [avɑ̃ɡaʁd]) means "advance guard" or "vanguard".[1] The adjective form is used in English, to refer to people or works that are experimental or innovative, particularly with respect to art, culture, and politics.

(from Wikipedia)

X Bonus X 13mth

I better do something about that. =.=

Need visit my dad, bro maybe might have some guidance or fatt from him :)

Jan 24, 2011

JB Trip!

22/1/11 jb trip
- bought new digi no at cs (0167230636)
- kent pick at cs
- tea at oldtown perling
- went kent's place (got big 40" tv) played pes 2011 a few games a while
- fetched me to taman u
- cash dep 1.2k to cimb
- went to tax-q to get hair done n meet old friend quinnie ^^ (dyed a bit red)
- went dolphine a while after p/u convo photos
- kiam n wong pick me n we went to aliff to watch liverpool vs wolves (3-0)
- sms wif debs at the same time
- went to dolphine for some l4d session (fun!)
- kiam send me back to yong's place
- chatted wif yong a while n retire to bed
- morning (woke at 8am!)
- ida prepared b'fast for me
- saw n chitchat wif ida (her parents divorced since her 3rd year, awww...she together wif han again lol)
- nice talk wif ida saw her japan scrapbook! nice! i also wanna do
- yong back at 11am, talked again with pea ling too
- cooked lunch together :-)
- relaxed at yong's place til 4pm cos weather so hot , life is so peaceful
- went to have tong sui wif yong, pling n ida, treat them for their nice hospitality 
- saw s. muna at bus stop said she saw ong
(today smooth traffic to cs)
- bought a trad. clothes at cs (rm89)
- smooth traffic at custom til queen st too
- saw ben n jeff odw to bedok
- meet ong n wj at bedok, bc called me n meet bc n td too ^^

Jan 22, 2011

New Term

learn a new term today : Disco Nap

sounds funny but it can be used! According to, it means :-

sleeping when ya got something goin' later on that you need to get ready for.

"i was about to go to the club, but i needed a disco nap to feel refreshed."

Jan 16, 2011

"Die Alone" by Ingrid Michaelson

Thanks to Hebe for introducing this song for me! ^^ *hearts you*

"Die Alone" by Ingrid Michaelson

I woke up this morning with a funny taste in my head.
Spackled some butter over my whole grain bread.
Something tastes different, maybe it's my tongue.
Something tastes different, suddenly I'm not so young.

I'm just a stranger, even to myself.
A re-arranger of the proverbial bookshelf.
Don't be a fool girl, tell him you love him.
Don't be a fool girl, you're not above him.

I never thought I could love anyone but myself.
Now I know I can't love anyone but you.
You make me think that maybe I won't die alone.
Maybe I won't die alone.

Kiss the boys as they walk by, call me their baby.
But little do they know, I'm just a maybe.
Maybe my baby will be the one to leave me sore.
Maybe my baby will settle the score.

I never thought I could love anyone but myself.
Now I know I can't love anyone but you.
You make me think that maybe I won't die alone.
Maybe I won't die alone.

What have I become?
Something soft and really quite dumb.
Because I've fallen, oh, 'cuz I've fall-fallen, oh 'cuz I've fall-fall-fallen
So far away from the place where I started from.

I never thought I could love anyone.
I never thought I could love anyone.
I never thought I could love anyone,
But you, but you, but you, but you, but you
But you make me think that maybe I won't die alone.
Maybe I won't die alone.


Hanging out with my old buddy Eng today has made me rediscover life by a bit today. Life should be enjoyed and be relaxing, dont always think and think too much of all the pessimist stuffs (which is sooo true) Anyways, human and learning is a neverending process.. he's a guy who can get along with other people easily, make friends easily and has a good sense of humour (unlike me, sadly). Hanging out with some certain people makes you a better person than hanging out with some other people, sometimes it is like that. Maybe is the long term friendship and the bond (so called Leo bond) that can make that happen? Anyways, was happy and enjoyed today ^^ Made new friends too =) Which reminds me that I have been ignoring my current friends, as what I have learnt and going to resolute this year, we should appreciate what we already have and dont let "grass is greener at the other side" thinking challenge your conscious.

Take my time, one step at a time, no need to expedite, life is short, but live it with meaning so you won't have any regrets at a later stage of life (I already had my regrets, but nothing is never too late to be corrected now)


Hebe! *hearts*

went to watch Hebe's music showcase at Festive Grand Resort's World Sentosa today at 2pm! its my very first time attending a concert! its just so freaking awesome! w00t~~~ Hebe is soooooo great and pretty! ^^ worth the SGD88 (w/ SGD3 SISTIC tax) paid for it! Hebe's great! o...! too bad cant take picture during the show so I can only enjoy her music and look at her occasionally using binoculars (thanks to Jen) ^^

some other references

Im officially a Hebe fan now~ and maybe SHE? ^^ Hebe Hebe Hebe! <3

Jan 6, 2011


8days magazine recommended this gonna try it out! =)

Jan 5, 2011


Its either politics or drama or both in the office lor regardless of big or small ones.. lolz... either way, I wont be involve in all these petty matters.. lolz~

Jan 2, 2011

2011 in film

Movies that's MUST WATCH for me on the big screen with jagiya this year~

- The Green Hornet
- 127 Hours

- Fast Five (The Fast & Furious 5)

- Thor
- Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (On Stranger Tides)

- X-Men : First Class
- Green Lantern
- Cars 2

- Transformers 3 : Dark of the Moon
- Captain America : The First Avenger

- Johnny English Reborn

- Happy Feet 2
- Twilight : Breaking Dawn Part 1

- Mission Impossible : Ghost Protocol
- Sherlock Holmes 2

Jan 1, 2011

A modern touch to an old story

Interesting ^^


Happy New Year 2011!

Image: taken with my J105i camera panorama mode ^^

went to Marina Bay Sands yesterday to catch up on the fireworks display..anyways didnt see everything clearly (too smoky!) we were at a good but wrong vantage point, so.... =.= anyways, next time I WILL know what to do if Im ever gonna watch fireworks again =) So, its my 3rd time celebrating new year's eve at Marina Bay yet it never fails to impress... with addition to my interest of building and surrounding structures...(am have been in and out of Marina Bay's recently opened area since its opening in mid - 2010!)

This year, with hope, will be a good one for myself and for everyone, will be the first year Im in the working life. Several things I would like to achieve this year, definitely : save money, clear my debts with some people, try to be good/better to people and take good care and appreciate wonderful things around myself. Hope to have a better temper this year, try to look into the optimistic things in life, am another year older now :)

Came across this interesting website recently : Shut up and get to work