Chelsea 2 - 1 Newcastle United

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Premier League
Final - Stamford Bridge Attendance: 41,751
Chelsea 2 - 1 Newcastle
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What is RSS Reader and how you can benefit from it?

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Interesting video that explain the RSS Reader. Picture speaks a thousand words but video speaks a million words.

So you have understand how RSS works and how useful it can be for you.

If would like to give it a try, check out the column on the right on this page. I have placed the shortcut subscription icons for Google Reader and Yahoo Reader. If you prefer to use email instead, just enter your email address in the box and click "Subscribe".

Hope you learnt something useful today.


YangZheng Primary School Class 6F Gathering

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Had a great Primary School gathering last night with a strength of "3 and no blank file". We met up at Dhoby Ghaut MRT before proceeding to Swensens for our dinner. The guest appearance is none other than the "mia for 10 years" Seah Ren Feng (email not verified). Another rare guest was Ho Min Zhou a.k.a James (He did not have this Christian name in the olden days).

We wanted to wait for all dishes to be served before munching in. Poor Min Zhou, his salad was the first to come and had to wait for like 15min before able to dig in. The last dish to be served was for Kelly, a princess who doesn't act like a princess. haha don't be mistaken, I am not so crude, its taken from her blog.

After dinner, we could not decide where to go as the organiser did not do proper planning! I am not the organiser this time round and I shall not mention who :P We then decided to go Mindcafe and should there be no space to accomodate 9 children, we shall go for a game of pool instead.

As expected, it was full house. We have our game of pool, while some of the girls were busy playing with their handphones (like sec sch kids huh?). Luckily they did not blast their music from their handphone :P

We left at 11pm then decided to have supper at Rochor Soya Beans. The girls ordered too much you tiao and ended up too full for my prata later :(

The gathering ended with all of us boarding bus 147 as all of us live around Serangoon and Hougang area (cool!)

Alright, enough of talking, photos below.

The babes of Class 6F

The hunks of Class 6F except the one in the middle

The babes and hunks of Class 6F

haha and lastly the class monitor of Class 6F

Thanks for making this gathering a successful ones. Special thanks to Samanatha for the organisation and all the people who came because without you all, there is not YZPS Class 6F gathering!

The zipped photos can be downloaded from here.


87,000 Singaporeans have not signed up for GST Credits

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SINGAPORE : Singaporeans who have not signed up for their 2007 GST Credits have until next Monday (31 December) to do so.

The Finance Ministry says those who do not sign up by this deadline will not be eligible to receive their 2007 GST Credits and Senior Citizens' Bonus.

As of 26 December, over 2.2 million Singaporeans, or 96 percent of the 2.3 million who qualify, have signed up to receive their GST Credits.

The government would like to urge the remaining 87,000 Singaporeans who have not signed up to do so quickly.

More information can be found at or you can call the CPF Board at 1800-2222-888.

Singaporeans only need to sign up once to receive their GST Credits and Senior Citizens' Bonus for all the four years from 2007 to 2010.

Those who do not sign up for their 2007 GST Credits will still be eligible for future payouts and will receive a notification letter to sign up for their 2008 GST Credits from the CPF Board in May 2008.

There will be no retrospective payment of 2007 GST Credits and Senior Citizens' Bonus. - CNA/ch


Have you sign up for yours yet?


Christmas Photos!

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Spent both the Christmas Eve and Christmas day with my Li Ling. We have family dinner on Christmas eve at my house. My mum cooked her favorite vegetables and carrot soup (Sorry no picture). Simple and nice dinner. After which we proceeded to GV Bishan to catch the movie "Alvin and the Chipmunks". Very cute show, we spent $16 for 2 tickets and $5.80 for the popcorn and drinks. The price of 1 ticket was $8 because I used my Safra membership card to book and used Golden Village membership to buy the popcorn which entitles a free Coke. If you have not grab your Golden Village membership card, find out more here.

Preparing to go out for the countdown.

Secretly took a photo inside the cinema as no photo-taking was allowed in a cinema.

After the show, we proceeded to Jalan Kayu for supper after the countdown. Unfortunately, the supper was not very satisfying. They missed out my dear's cheese prata, their egg prata was not fully cooked, their fried chicken was not very tasty. But we still enjoyed our Christmas Eve nevertheless.

Its Christmas day! We started our day with a visit to Expo's Hall 8 for CHC's Christmas Service which lao dear wanted to attend very much so I accompanied her.

Then we proceeded to Orchard Road as we wanted to get Christmas present for each of us. We were surprised when we came out of the MRT Station as Orchard Road (Yes, I really meant the road itself) was filled with people instead of the usual buzzing cars. We then found out that the road was closed for some Christmas performance. Wasted no chance to have a walk on one of the busiest night road in Singapore, we get onto the road and became trigger-happy couple.

After the prawn mee breakfast at 10.45am, naturally I felt hungry at 3pm (I ate a lot, but someone still doubting that! haha). Wanted to eat my favourite Chicken Rice at Lucky Plaza but its closed on Christmas day! argh. Lunch was changed to Yoshinoya instead.

After lunch, we roamed around Orchard Road but could not find any present we wanted. Being too tired (exhausted I should say after all the walking), we decided to head back to my house for some resting before having our western food dinner downstairs. Again, to prove that we were really exhausted, she slept on my bed and I was sleeping on the floor immediately upon reaching home. We did not even have the energy to bathe, that explains me sleeping on the floor.


Merry Christmas Everyone

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Stephen Chow's upcoming movie : CJ7

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CJ7 (Chinese: 長江七號 Chang Jiang qi hao) is an upcoming 2008 science fiction/comedy film written, produced and directed by Stephen Chow, who also stars in the film.

Chow plays a man who lives in a partly demolished house. He takes in a homeless boy (who is actually played by a girl, Xu Jiao). Whether the semi-demolished house and the homeless boy are on Earth, or on the alien planet is not clear. As Chow's character can't afford to buy a toy for the child, he finds a makeshift toy in the garbage and brings it back to his "son". The "toy" is actually a powerful alien device and the aliens are desperate to get it back.[4] Some rumours state that it is a "pet" rather than a "toy".[5]


2nd Fatarians Re-Union

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As mentioned in my previous few entry here, we were "recall" back by our unit to receive our "Best Unit Competition" medal and also to celebrate early Christmas with our ex-unit which we spent 1 year with.

We met up at Boon Lay MRT at 4.45pm. Unfortunately, there were only 4 of us, Joel, Eugene, Wee Hian and me. Ray and Justin could not make it due to their work commitments. Da Xuan don't know why don't want to come. Jeremiah just touched down from his Hong Kong Holiday trip and could not make it. Thats about all of our family.

We proceeded to get a taxi to SAFTI's Army Museum, thats where the celebration is held at. Upon reaching the place, we saw lots of familiar, also unfamiliar faces. Coming out of the lift, we immediately saw our tall and easily recognised CO who always carried a smile. We held conversations with lots of our ex-BC, 2IC etc before proceeding in to receive our medals and to catch up with our specs and men.

Soon, it was time to say goodbye but we know it won't be the last time then we see each other because we are going back to camp next year for our CO's Change of Parade. I don't know why but we seems to have so much feelings for our ex-unit that makes us naturally wanting to go back to see them when opportunity arises. Credits to the CO for making our ex-unit to develop such a special and close bonds.

Knowing that the celebration did not cater for dinner, we went to Bugis to have a steamboat buffet. We walk round and round before settling down for dinner at Chuan Yi Pin, the steamboat buffet directly opposite Bugis Junction (Across the street). It cost $17.40nett but the food ain't very fantastic. Definitely not worth it though it met our objectives. Imagine the feelings of hungry we felt from 6.30pm to 9pm before finally able to put something into our mouth.

My OCS buddy who always make my towel dropped onto the floor in the middle of the night.

And finally after the dinner at about 11pm, Galvin and Samuel bidded farewell while the rest of us went to have a game of pool at Poolfusion. Good Day!


Are you a GV Movie Club Member yet?

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Golden Village Movie Club

Membership is free and below are what you get if you sign up as their member. I have signed up and the membership card is cute (Sorry no pic).

$6.50 Movie Tickets - every Tuesday.
So many movies, so little time. With the discounted ticket price just for members, you and your loved ones now have another reason to visit the cinemas every Tuesday!

Priority Seat Selection - reserved just for you.
We will help you get your favourite seats online every week! So go on, gather your friends and plan your weekend effortlessly with us.
Buy 1 Get 1 Free Movie Ticket - on your birthday.
Bring a friend and treat yourself to a free movie on your birthday, with compliments from us!

Invitation to Gala Premieres - plus other exclusive members-only content and communications.
You will always be the first to know about the latest news and receive exclusive invites to gala premieres. Look out for other exciting benefits and privileges!

Top Spenders Giveaway - be rewarded monthly with free movie tickets.
It's all about rewarding you. The top five spenders monthly will be treated to free movie tickets! Come enjoy the movies on us!

Members Monthly Draw - win free movie tickets simply by visiting GV cinemas.
Every month, we will have a lucky draw for members who recently presented their card at the Box Office. The more times you visit GV cinemas, the higher your chances of winning!

Free SMS Confirmation - save S$0.20 with every online booking.
Simply log-in to purchase your tickets online and we'll waive the SMS confirmation fee.

Free Coke - save S$2.00 with every Popcorn purchased.
Be continuously delighted with a free 16oz Coke accompanying your popcorn purchase.
Some important FAQs.

1. Is there a movie club that I can join?
Yes! You can join the Golden Village Movie Club, membership is FREE. All you need is to fill in your particulars and you'll get:
- $6.50 Movie Tickets
- Priority Seat Selection
- Buy 1 Get 1 Free Movie Ticket
- Invitation to Gala Premieres
- Top Spenders Giveaway
- Members Monthly Draw
- Free SMS Confirmation
- Free Coke
Click here to join today!

2. What is the Golden Village Movie Club card used for?
Each time you go to the movies, make sure you present your iconic membership card. It will help us learn more about you, and if we know what movies you like to see, we can send you offers specific to your taste or invites to gala events. If you are purchasing tickets online, make sure you log into the website first so that we can record your transaction. If you are purchasing tickets from AXS Stations, make sure you key in your NRIC/FF/PP no. so that we can record your transaction. Always present your membership card to make every transaction count as each transaction will qualify you in two monthly draws.

4. How do I apply to join the Golden Village Movie Club?
Submit your particulars online to start enjoying movie treats like never before! You must initiate a first time log in then proceed to collect your iconic membership card from any GV Box Office to activate your membership.

5. How do I collect my membership card?
You will receive an email with an Activation Key after your registration to initiate a first-time login as part of our verification procedure. You have to login again one day after your first-time login and a message will be posted in the Welcome Message informing you of the Collection status of your membership card. Simply bring your NRIC, FIN or Passport down to any GV Box Office.

9. Will my membership expire?
Your membership is valid so long you clock in four different movies in four separate transactions per calendar year, commencing from 1 January 2008.

10. What happens when I forget to bring along my membership card to the movies?
Sorry, you will not enjoy any Box Office and Candy Bar offers. Also, you will miss out on chances to be the Top Spender of the month or win the Members Monthly Draw.

11. I have misplaced my membership card, how do I get it replaced?
To report loss of membership card, please contact us at Tel: 63343766, Email: Kindly note there is a $5 replacement fee. You may make payment at our Head Office during office hours.

12. Why do I have to log in to purchase tickets online?
As a member, you will always have to log in when you purchase tickets online to enjoy the many benefits we bring you. This is to ensure that only members receive the exclusive benefits and privileges. Each transaction recorded will also qualify you in two monthly draws.

13. How do I enjoy my members' price of $6.50 movie tickets every Tuesday?
Simply log in to purchase your tickets online or at any GV Box Office. Members' priced tickets cannot be issued from telephone bookings and AXS Stations as those channels are not able to identify you as a member beforehand.
Member's price applies to all regular films and is not valid on "eve of" and "day" of Public Holiday. Please note that members' price cannot be enjoyed in conjunction with any other promotions or discounts.

15. How do I enjoy my birthday treat of Buy 1 Get 1 Free Movie Ticket?
Upon login, you will be able to download and print an eVoucher during your birthday month. Your eVoucher is valid for a one-time download and print and you may present it at any GV Box Office for a single use during your birthday month. There will be no extension for unused eVouchers.

17. How do I enjoy my Free Coke at the Candy Bar?
Simple present your iconic membership card at the Candy Bar and receive a 16oz Coke with every Popcorn purchased. Pay only $0.50 extra for an Upsize!


Jet Li breaks film salary record

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Jet Li has broken the record as the highest earning actor in a Chinese-language film after raking in 100m yuan (£6.5m) for his latest movie.

The 44-year-old action star will receive the record-busting salary for his role in The Warlords, a war epic based on a Qing Dynasty story.

Nearly half of the 300m yuan (£19.3m) budget for the film went to the cast.

He also held the previous salary record for his role in the 2002 film Hero, where he earned 70m yuan (£4.6m).

Director Peter Chan said Li was a "guarantee" for global sales.

"Without Jet Li, we would not dare to invest 300m yuan in a Chinese-language film," he told Xinhua news agency.

Chinese-language movies have registered a string of hits in the past few years, such as Ang Lee's martial arts tale Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and ancient history epic, Hero.

The former national kung fu champion made his name in Hong Kong films in the 1990s before moving on to Hollywood, where he starred in films including Lethal Weapon 4 and Kiss of the Dragon.

He is currently filming The Mummy 3, playing a resurrected ancient Chinese emperor.

The Warlords is due to be released in Asia in December.

The Warlords, previously known as The Blood Brothers (simplified Chinese: 投名状; traditional Chinese: 投名狀), is a 2007 Chinese / Hong Kong martial arts / drama film directed by Peter Chan and starring Andy Lau, Jet Li and Takeshi Kaneshiro. The film was released on 13 December 2007 simultaneously in most of Asia, except Japan.[1]

The film is set in the 1860s, during the Taiping Rebellion in the late Qing Dynasty in China.

And lastly... DA GE SHI DUI DE


Singapore's Hady Mirza wins first Asian Idol contest

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JAKARTA: Singapore's Hady Mirza has been crowned Asian Idol in an inaugural contest held in Jakarta.

The 27-year-old beat five other contestants from host country Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and India in Asia's largest talent showcase in terms of size of audience.

Read more.

Congrats to Hady and well done for doing Singapore proud! Below is the video of the announcement of Asian Idol winner.


Re-Union for Fatarians!

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Finally its Dec and finally its school term break for us. Jeremiah and Eugene are back from their Australia term break and they have a couple of months here before school term starts. (Their break is so long!!!)

It was a last minute gathering but glad that the turn out are pretty good. I suggested going to Glutton Bay beside DXO as its quite central and the food is really not bad there. Then maybe can pop by DXO's outdoor drinking place after our supper, unfortunately they did not open on that day.

We ordered quite an amount of food as you can see from the picture. Chicken wings, oyster omelette, chilli "lala", carrot cake, stingray and satay. Not really a fan of satay, I just whack on my favourite Singapore delicacies such as oyster omelette, stingray and "lala".

Fun and laughter never fails to stop whenever we gathered. Our bonds are still as strong because of the hardship we endured through together except 1 guy whom I shall not make known.

After the sumptuous supper, we proceeded to 1 bar inside Esplanade, ordered some beer and finger food. I ordered mocktail as I cannot touch alcohol for 6 months due to medical reason. Mocktail is overhype and pretty sucky. But nevermind, 2 more months and I can enjoy my beer and wine with Li Ling. :)

Another thing, next Wednesday we are invited to SAF's new Army Museum at Safti for our unit xmas celebration and also to get our deserved best unit medals. Really looking forward to see my ex-colleagues, ex-specialists, ex-bc, ex-bsm and of course my ex-men! haha. Not sure if we are able to bring camera handphone in but heck!


Year-End Sales

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"w00t" voted Merriam-Webster word of the year

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SAN FRANCISCO - English-language dictionary Merriam-Webster said Wednesday that an expression popular with people that play online computer games was voted its word of the year for 2007.

The word "w00t," spelled using the number zero in place of the letter "o," placed first in a Top Ten list based on votes by visitors to Merriam-Webster's website.

The word is described as an exclamation "expressing joy, possibly after a triumph or for no reason at all" and is similar to the word "yay."

An example given by the dictionary is "w00t! I won the contest."

The word is also considered an acronym in the online gaming world for "We owned the other team," according to US-based Merriam-Webster.

Merriam-Webster said "w00t" hasn't made it into the dictionary but being chosen as word of the year "just might improve its chances."

The word is part of computer hacker vernacular referred to as "l33t," or "elite," speak used in competitive online computer game forums.

The customised language combines letters and numbers used in their stead, such as a number three for the letter "E" or a number four for the letter "A."

Second-place in the word-of-the-year contest went to "facebook," making an unofficial verb of the name of the popular social networking website.

The meaning given to "facebook" is to post a picture, party news or other information to profile pages at the website.

Also finishing in the top ten of the competition were yet-to-be-sanctioned words "blamestorm" and "sardoodledom," according to Merriam-Webster.

A blamestorm is a verb described as a group discussion of why a deadline was missed or a project botched and whose fault it was.

Sardoodledom is derived from English playwright George B. Shaw's criticism of French peer Victorien Sardou and is used to mean contrived plots or stereotypical characters in dramatic works. - AFP/ra



Things That Make Life Easier

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Do you get up at night to drink water, go to the toilet...Do you wish you could see in the dark? Remarkably bright LED lights are triggered by your footsteps and light up the floor 30 feet in front of you; ultra-soft plush style are extra comfortable and cozy warm.

Never lose your remote again!
With giant buttons, this extra-large remote is easy to use and impossible to lose. It's a 6-in-1 remote so you can use it to control your TV, VCR, DVD player, satellite, cable and auxiliary A/V device. It even features glow-in-the-dark buttons, so you can easily find the remote in the dark.

BANANA GUARD - Protect Your Banana!

Are you fed up with bringing bananas to work or school only to find them bruised and squashed? Banana Guard allows you to safely transport and storage individual bananas letting you enjoy perfect bananas anytime, anywhere...And you know what else this one can be used for...

Lock Cup - Anti-Theft Coffee Cup. Are you tired of others stealing your coffee cup? Well now there's a solution. The Lock - Cup has a hole which prevents most people from using it. Only the owner of the cup can use his/hers shaped key to close the hole.

Laser ScissorsCutting a straight line has never been easier. Just aim the pin-point laser and follow the line. The scissor blades are stainless steel and cut very clean with a micro serrated edge.


You love toast, but you always burn it? Than, this invention us for you.
This transparent toaster allows you to see the bread while it is toasting so you just have to take it out when the colour is right. This idea is based on a transparent heating glass technology.

Now, is human getting more and more lazy? Or people are getting more innovative? ;)


Appreciate Life

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