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Singapore women too picky?

Posted by jtsmyth8 on July 30, 2008

Twice, doctors told him he may not live for long – once when he was a child, and then again two years ago.

But private equity investor Alvin Lim, 43, great-grandson of Singapore pioneer Lim Nee Soon, has not only survived, he has now got married.

His bride is a Vietnamese less than half his age, whom he met through a matchmaking agency.

Mr Lim did not succumb to either the blood disorder he has or an infection he got from a hospital.

On 12 Jul, he exchanged vows with Miss Mary Nguyen, 20, in the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. A wedding dinner was held for 88 guests at the Ritz Carlton Millenia the following day.

Mr Lim’s great-grandfather was a founder of one of the banks that later merged to form OCBC. He also dabbled in rubber and pineapple planting, was one of the founders of The Chinese High School and was a philanthropist. His statue now stands in Yishun Town Park. (story)


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Data saved by local recovery company

Posted by jtsmyth8 on May 29, 2008

Every time I read a story like this I turn on my external drive and back up my data. I’ve had 1 hard drive crash on me and that was enough. Stories like this just remind me to back up my important files. Email, photos, music, documents. You never know.

“Joe Nguyen was crushed when his home computer crashed for no apparent reason in 2005.

Desperate, he searched the Web for ideas to rescue his fond memories – all stored in the PC. He got one step closer when he found CBL Data Recovery Technologies, which specialises in retrieving data from mangled storage media.

‘But I was not confident that my files could be recovered,’ said the 36-year-old American citizen who has been living in Singapore for 15 years.

The service – at $700 – wasn’t cheap either.

Four days after dropping off his PC at CBL’s premises at Changi Business Park, he received a call to collect a DVD that contained all the information he thought he had lost – 1GB in total.” (story)

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