Wednesday, April 27, 2005

L'oreal "Because You're Worth It" Sale 2005

Up to 80% discount on cosmetics, skincare, haircare product.
Time 28 April 12pm - 8.30pm
29 April 10am - 8.30pm
30 April 10am - 3.00pm


                                F A M I L Y
I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
"Oh excuse me please" was my reply.
He said, "Please excuse me too;
I wasn't watching for you."
We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said good-bye.
But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.
Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still.
When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
"Move out of the way," I said with a frown.
He walked away, his little heart broken.
I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.
While I lay awake in bed,
God's still small voice came to me and said,
"While dealing with a stranger,
common courtesy you use,
but the family you love, you seem to abuse.
Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You'll find some flowers there by the door.
Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.
He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes."
By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall.
I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
"Wake up, little one, wake up," I said.
"Are these the flowers you picked for me?"
He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree.
I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue."
I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn't have yelled at you that way."
He said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay.
I love you anyway."
I said, "Son, I love you too,
and I do like the flowers, especially the blue."
Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company
that we are working for could easily replace us in
a matter of days.
But the family we left behind will feel the loss
for the rest of their lives.
And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more
into work than into our own family,
an unwise investment indeed,
don't you think?
So what is behind the story?
Do you know what the word FAMILY means?

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Be Alert at Sentosa Siloso Beach

I've got an email from a friend, not sure if its true but it is good to be alert:-

Dear all,

Recently, my friends and I have gone to Sentosa Siloso beach. In the evenin, we went to the toilets (the one near the bicycle kiosk) to have our shower. Just as we were about to get dressed, one of us spotted a pair of eyes peepin at us from the rear windows above the shower cubicles. When we ran out of the toilet, we saw a male janitor hangin around. Till present, we have no evidence that the janitor could be the peepin tom. However, he is in our suspect list as he fits in the description of my fren who spotted the culprit.

The case has been reported to the police, however the police aren't
really optimistic about it, thus the peepin tom will most probably go scot free, leaving us with injustice. And till to date, the suspect is still working in Sentosa.

Hereby, i would like to warn all my friends, to be more tactful while taking showers at the public toilets. For those who have been to Siloso beach, they should know that the toilets are pretty open-concept type. They have an open shower areas where i have seen girls taking their shower because of the long queue. The toilets serve no degree of privacy as the wall is too low, anyone sittin on a truck can view into the enclosure effortlessly. i guess that is one of the reason why i saw the janitor's truck parking directly outside the ladies' toilet instead of the men's.

Another point is, we checked on the back alley of the ladies' toilet. Apparently there's a chain attached to the gate however it was not locked at all. Thus it's a "free and easy" way for anyone to access to the alley to peep at the ladies. I went in to check personally and discovered that it was a 'majestic view' as all the 6 cubicles in the toilet could be seen at one glance.

We believe that we aren't the only victims so far. There might be many others who are not even aware that they had been peeped. Hence, please fwd tis to yr loved ones if u do not wish them to be the next victim. For all you know, that sicko is still at large and waitin for the time to strike again.

Btw, that sicko has a high forehead with clean shaven face, brown skin with hair all combed back. So please extra alert if u ever happen to see a similar face hangin around any ladies toilet.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Mobile Phone Tips 2

> The Emergency Number worldwide for GSM Mobile is 112
> and not 999.You can dial 112 even without a SIM Card.
> If you find yourself out of coverage area of your
> mobile network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and
> the mobile will search any existing network to
> establish the emergency number for you.
> Do share this important info with others too. Hope
> you'll never need to use it though!
> And interestingly... This number 112 can be dialed
> even while the keypad is locked.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Mobile Phone Tips1


Before anyone loses his / her mobile phone, they
should first check the serial number of the phone by
keying in [*#06#].

A 15-digit number will appear on the screen. Please
record it down and keep it for reference.

In case the phone is lost, the rightful owner can call
the service provider (Singtel, M1, Starhub, etc) to
disable the phone by providing the serial number.

That means, the person who took the phone cannot use
it at all even if they change into a new SIM card.

If everyone knows this procedure, there would not be
much use taking away someone's lost phone.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

The monorail will cease operations from 16 March 2005. Please inform all Sentosa guests and island partners that the last monorail service will operate as per normal on 15 March 2005 from 10pm to 10.30pm

Why is Sentosa discontinuing / stopping monorail operations?
The closure of this monorail is to make way for the new $140m Sentosa Express.
We have received feedback from our guests that the monorail is very slow and is not very comfortable.
As a mode of transportation between attractions it is not very effective as it moves only in one direction.

What measures are you taking to beef-up inter-island transport?
With effect from 16 March 2005, Sentosa will beef-up inter-island transportation with additional bus and beach tram services to cater to the gap created by the closure of monorail.

Any major changes in the bus / beach tram routes?
Not at the moment. However, with effect from 16 March 2005, Sentosa will beef-up inter-island transportation with additional bus and beach tram services to cater to the gap created by the closure of monorail.

What will be the fate of Sentosa's old monorails?
Beng Siew Construction has won the tender to purchase the 13 monorails.
It is entirely up to them to either scarp the lot or to resell it.

Will you retain one monorail to showcase to the Sentosa visitors?
No, we will not retain any of the trains. Beng Siew Construction has won the tender to purchase the 13 monorails.

When will Sentosa Express start operations?
By end 2006. And when the exciting, efficient and brand new Sentosa Express will become operational visitors can easily transfer from the Northeast MRT line to Sentosa Express, which will bring them directly into the island in well under four minutes.

Elevated on two-way tracks and encompassing a 2.15km route, the new Sentosa Express will be a driver-operated, fully computerized system with a capacity to carry 3,000 passengers per hour in each direction.
Plying through four stations, it will begin at the HarbourFront MRT station and continue across the Sentosa Causeway Bridge to reach the other three stations located strategically at key activity areas namely the Northern Entertainment Precinct; the Central Green Zone (access to the Merlion, Mount Imbiah Look Out, Images of Singapore, Carlsberg Sky Tower, Cable Car, Butterfly Park,etc.) and the Southern Beaches.

The monorail provided a round-the-island experience, why does the Sentosa Express line only have three stations?
To meet the more sophisticated needs of our guests, Sentosa is embarking on more efficient modes to bring them on and around the island with the Sentosa Express. The new people mover system will connect directly from
HarbourFront MRT station to three different stations on the island to provide direct access to the three different zones - namely, attractions zone, green zone and the beach zone. These three stations will be well
connected with the attractions within their respective zones to provide an efficient mode of inter-island transport to our guests.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Beware of Handphone Cheat

Beware Of Handphone Cheat
> A Chinese man has been going around on the pretext
> of offering jobs to
> youths and thereafter cheating them of their
> handphones.
> 2 Between Dec 2003 and Feb 2005, 22 such cases
> involving a total of 28
> victims have been reported to Police. This year
> alone, there have been
> twelve such reported cases. In all the cases, the
> suspect would approach the
> victims or call them and offer them temporary jobs
> like selling oranges,
> delivery and sales. He would then arrange to meet
> the victims on another day
> to bring them to the workplace. At the subsequent
> meeting, the suspect would
> borrow the victim's handphone to make a phone call
> and thereafter disappear
> from view. In some cases, he has been known to ask
> the victims to purchase
> food and drinks while he used their handphones. The
> suspect would then make
> off with the victim's handphone. A total of 28
> handphones worth more than
> $7,800 has been stolen by this man.
> 3 The suspect last struck on 27 Feb 05 at Bugis
> Village. He then attempted
> to commit another case at Golden Mile Complex 10
> minutes later. On 26 Feb
> 05, the victim, a 16-year-old Chinese youth, was
> told by his friend, also
> 16, that he met the suspect, who could provide them
> jobs as clothes
> salesmen. The suspect arranged to meet both of them
> separately the next day.
> The suspect met up with the victim on 27 Feb 05 at
> Queen Street at about
> 11am. The suspect gave the victim $10 to buy drinks
> for the suspect's
> workers and then borrowed the victim's handphone,
> valued at $50. As the
> youth was walking to the coffeshop to buy the
> drinks, he felt something
> amiss and turned back to look for the suspect, who
> was no longer around. The
> suspect then attempted to pull the same trick on the
> victim's friend about
> 10 minutes later near Golden Mile Complex without
> success.
> 4 The man is described by the victims to be a plump
> Chinese man in his
> thirties with a crew cut. He has identified himself
> using various names such
> as Sam, Ah Hong, Alex, Wei Jie and Ah Hao. In the
> last case, the victim
> noticed that the man had a tattoo on his right arm
> and a lot of rashes on
> both hands.
> 5 Police would like to caution handphone owners,
> especially youths, to be
> wary of lending their handphones to strangers. They
> should also note down
> the IMEI number of their handphones so as to make
> recovery possible should
> they lose their phones.
> 6 Members of the public who have information on the
> suspect are also
> requested to contact the Police Hotline at
> 1800-2550000.
> 3 March 2005
> Oh Liak Chee

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Cinema Tickets price go up

Cinema tickets to go up
> FROM May 1, film-goers here have to pay more to
> watch a movie at the
> cinema.
> Shaw Organisation, Eng Wah Organization and
> Golden Village will
> increase weekday tickets by 50 cents and weekend
> prices by S$1.
> Currently, tickets cost about S$6 to S$7 on
> weekdays and S$8 to S$8.50
> on weekends. After May 1, prices will range from
> $6.50 to $9.50.
> Prices for senior citizens and students at
> selected weekday showtimes,
> which are now discounted, will also see slight
> increases. Rates vary
> for the different chains.
> The three companies comprise the Cinematograph
> Film Exhibitors
> Association (CFEA).
> Mr Shaw Vee King, managing director of Shaw
> Organisation and chairman
> of the association, said that the price hikes
> will help cover increased
> utility costs for exhibitors.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Mother Nature

Yesterday, my friend sent me a web, about Mother Nature.
Immediately i felt a need to start a Blog so that i can share some news with my friends.