Showing posts from May, 2008

The legit Singapore iPhone

Finally, a nice SMS marketing message: "SingTel has announced that they have signed an agreement with Apple to bring the iPhone to Singapore later this year" - with some directions to this site . Can't wait for the (rumoured) 3G iPhone...

Animal Tricks

Two sets of videos of unusual animal tricks. Rabbit showjumping and Goldfish football / hoops jumping


Just watched Akeelah and the Bee , which was really inspirational, and as tense in its finale as the best sports movies - having seen Spellbound , I was prepared to be on the edge of my seat, and I'm glad it lived up to my expectations. Anyway, this story about a mobster using $10 words in letters to his kid (offspring? scion?) reminded me of the film: Some of his letters from federal prison, which are being intercepted and scrutinized by authorities, are full of such words as "thespian," "flippant" and "sagacious," his lawyer said Thursday. A new form of gangland slang, or a coded message to fellow wise guys? No, attorney Ephraim Savitt said, just vocabulary Basciano wants the recipient -- his 7-year-old son -- to learn.

Longest Drive in Singapore

My friends in college used to be amused when I would say that a fellow Singaporean lived "across the country", meaning only about 30 km or so away. I guess that's what happens when you grow up in a tiny country. Anyway, this guy has compiled the longest possible drives according to Google Maps , and I tried to do the same for Singapore - thus far, my best is 60.4 km ( Tuas South Ave 9 to Nicoll Drive ). That's pretty piddly compared to the almost 12,000km routes recorded from America to Canada. Even Hong Kong has a 77.3km route . (Via