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Social networking on the rise

Posted by jtsmyth8 on September 27, 2010

Facebook, Twitter, blogs, you name it Asians are jumping on the technology faster than any other region. So much so that Internet bigwigs are starting to notice. Just some numbers for you to consider: 3 out of 5 people in Singapore have a Facebook account. There are over 200 million bloggers in China double that of the U.S. 37% of total tweets come from Japan, Indonesia and South Korea.

So what does it all mean? Advertising. More advertising targeted for Asian users. It’s a sheer numbers game. More eyes looking at your site, mean more people to flash commercials to. I am not looking forward to wading through all the ads to do my status updates.
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Nightmare Maid

Posted by jtsmyth8 on May 17, 2010

Imagine this nightmare. You hire an Indonesian maid to take care of your 8 month old baby only to have your trust betrayed. The maid threatened to kill the baby if not sent home by the employer. Nurhasanah had requested 3 times to be sent home and eventually reached a desperate point when she held a pair of scissors up to the baby. The victim drove to the airport immediately and purchased a plane ticket for the maid. The police were called and justice served. 2 years in jail. (link)

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Headlines Apr.29, 2010

Posted by jtsmyth8 on April 30, 2010

Sammi and Andy still hooking up? Yes, yes, they broke up years ago but they are still good friends. Very good friends in fact. Late night phone call, dinner, getting a hotel room, bang bang boom, and there you have a booty call. I’m still a fan of Andy Hui, keeping on tapping that.

Bitch, you better have my money! Ever borrow money from a loan shark? Hopefully not from this guy. Miss a payment? Discover a burning banner outside your home. Miss another payment, suddenly YOU are on fire. Oops, thankfully the cops picked him up before I had to pay. Thanks guys!

US ambassador backtracks after statements. After making comments in hindsight David Adelman attempted to explain his remarks. How about you stick with your messed up country rather than giving advice to others that you know nothing about. Singapore doesn’t need your help.

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H1N1 Vaccinations Available

Posted by jtsmyth8 on November 4, 2009

Approximately 200,000 doses of the H1N1 vaccine have gone out to clinics and hospitals all over Singapore. Many have already gone to their local clinics and received the shot. It normally takes 2 weeks after the shot for the body’s immune system to build up antibodies for the virus. Bottom line is you should get the shot. However even after receiving the shot you should still take the necessary precautions: wash your hands, cough/sneeze into a handkerchief, avoid spreading or catching any germs.

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Noriko Sakai out on bail

Posted by jtsmyth8 on September 23, 2009

The clean cut celebrity was arrested for drug possession, was released on bail. Noriko Sakai, 38, paid 5 million yen for her freedom. Her trial is set to begin on October 26.

“To all who have supported Noriko Sakai, I am very sorry,” the actress said. (link)BSLZ

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