Feel like the apple

errolflynn-robinhood being shot by Robin Hood.
Found myself doing a duet for the coming Jubilate performance which I volunteered to participate. Well, the initial idea was to go enjoy myself as part of the chorus doing something which has been my love – singing. Especially since the guest conductor was Jojo Velasco whom I was honoured to meet at the Choral Festival at Genting cople of moons back. He is a very good musician and his choral workshops which I popped in for a while was both enlightening and enjoyable. It is always refreshing to be conducted by another conductor and most of the time, can be enriching.

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Short walk

Bodies Glass Heaven
Last friday after lunch with bunch of friends at the bizness centre of this island, had some time to spend and with my trusty cam in hand, I took a walk down to Little India, near Serangoon Road to snap some photos there. What interest me is the vibrant colors that blooms in every corner around the streets in that area. The mostly Indian merchants decorate walls outside their shops with vibrant drawings, or adverts to attract shoppers and tourists.

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my tunes

got bored and added a live update of what is currently playing on my itunes via kungtunes.
the how-to is the same as last time only i have not added album cover to it as it takes up too much space on my server. also tweaked it to show a not-here message instead of the last tune heard as before.

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Page 23

  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open the book to page 23.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
    bq. You can use the minimap to quickly move your view to different areas without having to scroll across the larger map.
    Although that book is the nearest, it was stuck on the shelf beside me for a long time. So might not truely reflect my reading habit.
    So what’s yours?

Towel Day – May 25

In honour of Douglas Adam, the man who brought us the cult classic Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Carry your towel with you throughout the day to show your participation and mourning.

You sass that hoopy Douglas Adams? Now there’s a frood who knew where his towel was. You are invited to join your fellow hitchhikers in mourning the loss of the late great one. Join in on towel day to show your appreciation for the humor and insight that Douglas Adams brought to all our lives.

Why a Towel?

A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value – you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine soredly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindboggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you – daft as a brush, but very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitchhiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitchhiker might accidentally have “lost”. What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

too bad only knew about it a day late…

IDA proposing opt-out method for antispam legislation

Read on CNet Asia that IDA (Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore) is proposing an “opt-out” regime as part of the antispamming legislation. This is part of the multi-pronged approached that IDA is undertaking to combat spam. This approach includes Public Education, Industry Self-Regulation, Legislative Framework and International Co-operation.
It is a good thing that IDA is finally coming up with such actions although most of the spam I receive are from overseas. However, what surprised me is the model they are choosing: opt-out regime instead of the more stringent opt-in regime.
bq. Opt-out regime is defined as the distribution model of sending unsolicited e-mail and allowing the recipient to request removal. An Opt-in regime on the other hand is characterised by recipients having signed up at websites, special advertisement banners or other marketing channels for promotional information about one or more categories of products or services.

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