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Archive for December, 2008

EZ-link cards to simplify life

Posted by jtsmyth8 on December 30, 2008

The new EZ-link cards can be used to pay for several items at different places. The corner 7 eleven, McDonald’s or even train fares. Got an old one? Trade it in free to get the new one! The new card can hold up to $500 but if you’re smart you should only load about $20 on it. If you lose it then it’s not a big deal. The current cards only hold a maximum of $100. If you don’t have one they cost $15 and come loaded with $10. Eventually they can be used to pay for ERP and EPS. (link)

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I just drink for the calendars

Posted by jtsmyth8 on December 23, 2008

Time to throw out that old calendar. Instead of shelling out for fancy calendar why not pick up some beer and get a sexy calender too? Pick up some Leo beer or Cheers beer. You won’t have to drink too much to make the nude girls look any better. They are all pretty hot to begin with. Might be their last year since the government is giving them shit. I just drink for the calendar.

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Zhang Ziyi most beautiful …

Posted by jtsmyth8 on December 20, 2008

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A Chinese newspaper has declared Zhang Ziyi the most beautiful person in China. Tony Leung Chiu-wai was ranked number 2. Here’s an older list.

Meh, she’s alright. But who am I to argue with a billion Chinese? I just wish she wasn’t dating that loser white guy. That always bothers me when a hot asian girl ends up on the arm of some white guy.

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Why go out for noodles when you have a banquet at home?

Posted by jtsmyth8 on December 10, 2008

*tsk tsk. Looks like Joe Ni is in hot water. Let see: cheat on your hot girlfriend, Vivian Chow. Then publicly admit it causing even more shame. Wow, he sounds like a real class act. How long they been going out? (20 years!) Joe got caught smooching a 23 year old hottie at some night club in Hong Kong. Well ok so it was 3 ladies that night but hey! Joe’s a ‘playa’! One of the ladies is suspected of being Leon Lai’s ex, model Gaile Lai. Hmm, let me refer to this quote from NHL hockey player.

So he was a little drunk and probably a little excited can you blame him? How many of you could resist 3 women? Especially after you’ve had a few drinks and they suddenly become hotties? At least he didn’t get caught taking one of them home with him. “Hey Viv, you up for a little girl on girl action?”

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Anime lawsuit lands in court

Posted by jtsmyth8 on December 9, 2008

A popular Internet hobby has landed some users in court. 2 men are accused of illegally downloading thousands of Japanese anime cartoons. A fundraising effort has started to help pay for their legal costs. This is the first case of it’s kind here in Singapore. Music and software lawsuits have made headlines before but this would be the first conviction for digital photographs, considered to be intellectual property.

“The lawsuit could set several precedents, from the burden of proof necessary to establish that illegal downloads have occurred, to the possible defences for online piracy, and even the penalties offenders can expect if they are convicted.” AsiaOne

The Internet group is called “XenoDefense”. So far they have raised a few thousand dollars. The accused: Mr Felix Lukman and Mr Koh Lian Boon. This could have major problems for the Singapore online community who obviously are heavily into anime, manga, cartoon art (especially those involving tentacles and girls in school uniforms). If you’re into this kind of stuff you might want to keep those pictures stored on some DVDs off your computer. Who knows what might happen going forward. You just don’t want to find yourself in court over some pictures.

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