Something's New in Farmtown

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 |

Okay, so i slept for 9 hours and im back drooling no my keyboard. Its my 3rd window that always pulls up facebook, the 4th that always gets to Farmtown, i made it that way with Firefox because most of the times i forget many things like URLs.
Somethings new with Farmtown, yey, they increased gift items yey.


Items they added are the following :

  • Fences (2)
  • Brown Scarecrow
  • Pink Hammock
  • Spiral Hedge
  • Crate
  • Pink Crate
  • Green Bin
  • Dolphin Hedge
  • Hedges (2)
Since there are a lot more gift items now for sure a lot better looking farms now. Its truly nice to make your farm look beautiful, its even nicer to get compliments about it. So friend hurry hurry send me gifts now. Play Farmtown

Jacque Bermejo issue

Monday, September 28, 2009 |

Every Filipino web user must have already known about some issue that started with just a tiny comment. I must admit, i felt mad too, knowing how a fellow Pinay could make such statement. Its very disappointing.

I am in Singapore and i could tell that the whole world knows how much the Philippines suffered from the very recent tropical storm Ondoy, International news had it even here in Singapore the popularity of the storm tragedies does not go any less with the Famous Formula 1 which just ended last night.

Philippines is a know Christian country, i can still recall when i asked my housemate Jet about this "why Philippines of all places, a country barely striving, poor and economically challenged" and she said "because we are Christians, its just God's test to our faith"..

What i read in facebook just now was an exact opposite. It was like, or it sounds like that we are condemned because we are sinners. I so hate the statements she made in FB, but i reservd my thoughts to myself until i know whats true.

Some people said that she's a victim of Identity Theft, and that her FB account was a fraud, friendster account got stolen, imo, i really dont know. But i wont be like her. I wont judge so easily, as i still dont know what's true. But, i will never ever be able to accept the statements she (or her account hacker) gave. Never. Whoever wrote that is surely a Filipino, she/he must have lacked so much love in life to say that.

http://chikamuna.com/the-case-of-jacque-bermejo.html

I am not in defense of anybody, not for Jacque, imo, but whoever you are that wrote that statement, its so damn easy to find you. Everything in the internet leaves tracks, from where you logged from where and what IP u are when u made that statement.

To my fellow Filipinos, lets leave this for now. Theres so much to do after a day of tragedy. In Real life, for those that suffered bec of Ondoy, for those who truly needs your attention. >> Offline.

PS.
To Jacque /or Jacques hacker : God knows ..

Hamilton Bags the Bacon

Sunday, September 27, 2009 |

Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix just ended today, at this very moment hurray Hamilton won the race :)


Google Turns 11

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Everyday. Yeah. Everyday in my life i open goggle websearch atleast once. Today after opening my imeem and facebook, i finally paused on my 3rd window and thought about what to open next, but in a shirt glimpse i thought i have mistakenly seen a mispelled google eh. 'Goog11e'. Well its too bad to be true so dang i opened another browser and see fo myself. its really "Goog11e"

Apparently its not a mispelling its not even "2 Ls" its the number 11..

Taken from google blogs .."

Google celebrates 11th birthday with a Doodle!

Google.com has a new doodle today and it highlights the point that Google is now 11 years old.

The logo of the Google spells Goog11e today to celebrate the event.

Here is the image if you are not seeing it at your place.

Google celebrates 11th birthday with a Doodle!
Google’s 11th Birthday

11 years is a long time. Some of us may have kids younger than that. Google is still perceived as a young company compared to their rivals like Yahoo and Microsoft.

However, they have had an interesting and very impressive journey in these 11 years.

We wish them well!

"

Happy Birthday Google :) hurray hurray :))

Formula 1 in Singapore

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 |



FAQ on Formula 1 Singapore



General Enquiries

1. What provisions if any, are you making for wheelchair bound patrons?

Wheelchair accessible platforms will be erected at Empress Place, next to Stamford Grandstand and Pit Grandstand. There will be toilet facilities nearby. Should you
require assistance, please call at +65 6738 6738 prior to race days or approach any of our Singapore GP staff at the circuit park.

2. Is there a dress code?

The dress code is comfortable and casual. Patrons, especially those with walkabout tickets are advised to wear comfortable footwear.

3. Am I allowed to re-enter the Circuit Park?

You may re-enter the Circuit Park via the gates specified on your tickets. Please ensure that your tickets are scanned before exiting the Circuit Park in order to gain unimpeded re-entry.

4. What is the minimum age for spectators?

SGP strongly advises that children under the age of seven (7) should not attend the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX for safety and operational reasons. Children below the age of seven (7) will only be admitted if the parent/guardian signs a letter of undertaking to indemnify SGPPL from any liability arising from their decision to bring children under the age of seven (7). This letter can be obtained from www.singaporegp.sg or our ticketing counters at the Circuit Park.

5. Is smoking allowed in the premises?

Smoking is ONLY allowed at the designated smoking areas.

6. Is photo taking allowed inside or during the race?

Only photos intended for personal (amateur) use are allowed. Images (including sound and video) cannot be used for professional, commercial or personal gain without the explicit consent of FOM and/or FOA. The Promoter reserves the right to remove any photographic or video equipment at any time.

7. What sort of merchandise is available for purchase?

A series of merchandise will be displayed online at www.singaporegp.sg once they are made available. Purchases can be made at the merchandising booths within the Circuit Park. Major credit cards (including Amex), cash and NETS are acceptable for this purpose.

8. What are the exact locations of entry gates?

Please see the map on our website for locations of the gates indicated on your ticket.

9. Can you tell me how to get to my grandstand?

Information is available at http://www.singaporegp.sg/race/getting_there.php

10. How do I get a detailed programme of the race? What time will the circuit park open?

Please see race schedule information at http://www.singaporegp.sg/race/2009. The Circuit Park will be open to patrons from 3pm to 12 midnight.

11. How can spectators enter the circuit park?

As a street circuit, there will inevitably be a high volume of traffic around the Circuit Park. It is highly recommended that you use public transport. Plan your route to the gate nearest your grandstand carefully, whether you are travelling by MRT, shuttle bus, or taxi. The recommended gate is stated on the back of your ticket. Please allow plenty of time to get to and from the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

Once inside the circuit park, large maps will show the location of your grandstand. However, Information booths are located within the vicinity of every gate where you could obtain a copy of the circuit park map. For exact details on buses and MRT trains to the circuit park please refer to "Getting to the Grandstands" on our website.

12. Can I bring my own food & drinks into the Circuit Park?

Food and drinks cannot be brought into the Circuit Park. You may purchase food and drinks from any of the numerous food stalls in the Circuit Park.

13. What types of food is available and who are the vendors in the various zones?

A wide choice of food consisting of international and local fare will be available to our patrons.

14. Can you give us details of your entertainment plan?

We have an extensive entertainment plan consisting of a wide spectrum of local as well as international acts from around the world. Chaka Khan, Backstreet Boys, Travis and Youssou N'Dour will perform alongside large-scale theatre acts and top DJs. Please refer to full entertainment schedule on www.singaporegp.sg/media/press_090611.php
15. Will there be Mega screens to watch all the racing action?

Mega screens will be placed at strategic areas throughout the circuit park.

16. Are there any items that are prohibited within the Circuit Park?

Due to tight security and safety concerns necessary for such an event, the following items are prohibited within the Circuit Park:

Animals (except service animals e.g. seeing eye dogs & police dogs), any item that could be used as a weapon, bicycles, scooters, skateboards and rollerblades/skates, cans, chairs/stools, food coolers & hampers, fireworks, Frisbees and helium balloons, glass (including bottles), outside food and drink, large flags, musical instruments and/or amplification equipment, prams and strollers, unauthorized advertising material or flyers, laser pointers, distress signals, whistles or loud hailers, dangerous goods and any other item prohibited by legislation.

The items listed above are not exhaustive and a list of all prohibited items will be placed at the entrance to the Circuit Park and/or areas designated by SGPPL.

17. Will there be security screening?

For reasons of security and safety, SGPPL reserves the right, and will exercise its discretion to refuse suitcases, bags and/or other objects from being brought in to the Circuit Park (or into any area under the control of SGPPL) whether before, during or after the Race; and to inspect any bag or other item which any person wishes to bring in to or remove from the Circuit Park, whether before, during or after the Race.


Race Course



Ticketing Enquiries

1.
Can I just buy a single day pass? When can I do so?


All the Single Day Passes available for Walkabout tickets are now sold out. Only three-day Season Passes are currently available for grandstands. Please call the Ticketing Hotline 67386738 or visit our website www.singaporegp.sg for regular ticket updates.

2.
What is included in the ticket price published on the website?


All ticket prices are inclusive of the prevailing rate of Goods & Services Tax but
exclude the S$2.80 processing fee and the S$10 courier charge.

3.
My tickets were purchased online. What if I cannot collect my tickets personally?


You may appoint someone else to collect on your behalf. Please present Letter of Authorization. Please click here to view.

4.
I found another website selling 2009 FORMULA 1™ SingTel Singapore Grand Prix tickets - is it authentic?


Consumers should exercise due diligence when purchasing their tickets by ensuring they are buying from an authorised agent. A list of authorised agents is available on www.singaporegp.sg. Never buy tickets from a website or company that is not listed.

5.
I saw a lower price on another website. Are the tickets valid?


For a full listing of authorized sales channels please refer to www.singaporegp.sg. If you see lower prices these tickets may be counterfeit or unauthorised. Tickets sold by Singapore GP and their authorised resellers are never discounted. Any tickets obtained from unauthorised sources shall be void.

6.
Are the tickets transferable?


Three-day tickets are transferable on different race days. Three different people may use the three-day ticket on three separate days. However tickets cannot be used by more than one person on the same day.

7.
May I choose seats from the seating plans within a grandstand? If not, why?


You may choose your preferred grandstand and block but not the individual seats within that grandstand. The computerised ticketing system allocates seats on a best available basis at the time of purchase. This means, that when you buy the tickets, you will get the best seats available at that point of time.

8.
When is the latest that I will receive my tickets?


As it is now less than 7 days to the race, tickets must be self-collected from the Ticketing Office located on ground floor of Suntec Convention Centre from Monday 21st Sept to 27th Sep 2009.

9.
How do I get to Suntec Convention Centre to collect my tickets?


Please visit www.suntecsingapore.com/geninfo/locationmap.htm for directions to Suntec Convention Centre. Our collection centre is located on the ground floor concourse.

10.
Can I collect my tickets from the Ticket Box Office outside the Circuit Park Gates?


No, tickets can only be collected from our Collection Centre at Suntec Convention Centre from Monday 21st to Sunday 27th September 2009. Please see (9) above for directions to Suntec Convention Centre.

11.
Will you be offering concession tickets for youths and seniors as you did last year?


Instead of limiting the availability of concessionary tickets to a small group of people, for 2009 we have offered lower prices in most categories in our early bird release, with savings of about 7% to 17% compared with last year’s prices. In fact, at S$28, we have introduced our lowest price ever this year for the Friday Single-Day Walkabout Pass.

12.
Will I be able to see the race clearly, without any obstruction, with my walkabout tickets?


Spectators in the walkabout areas can in some cases get closer to the cars than the spectators in grandstand seats, as walkabout spectators are standing about 3 or 4 metres away from the edge of the track.

The concrete and triple guardrail that makes up the lower portion of the barrier is only a metre tall. The rest of the protection consists of a steel wire mesh fence that you can see through clearly.

To ensure that spectators get a great view of the race, there will be a number of bleachers located along some of the prime trackside viewing locations around the walkabout areas. However we cannot guarantee completely unobstructed views from all locations due the nature of a street circuit.

13.
Where can I buy tickets?


During the week of race, tickets will be on sale at the following locations:

(i) From Monday 21st to Sunday 27th Sept 2009, 9am to 10pm at Suntec Convention Centre Ground Floor

(ii) From Friday 25th to Sunday 27th Sept 2009, 2pm to 10pm at the Ticket Box Office outside Circuit Park Gates 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7.

Please note that a number of ticket categories are sold out. Check the website www.singaporegp.sg or call 67386738 for information on ticket availability.

14.
Is there a limit to how many tickets I can purchase?


Each person can buy up to 4 single-day Walkabout passes per transaction. This is to ensure that the race is available to as wide an audience as possible. The rest of the Grandstands seats, as well as Walkabout Season passes, are capped at 10 tickets per transaction.

15.
What if there is heavy rain during the race? Will I get a refund?


In the event of inclement weather on any or all of the days of the race, the event organiser shall have the sole and absolute discretion to delay the race for that day, and if necessary, to cancel the race. The race may resume on the same day after such delay. Refunds will not be offered due to cancellation that is for reasons beyond the event organiser's control.

16.
Are the Grandstands Covered?


All Grandstands are non-weatherproof and open to the elements. Patrons are advised to bring suitable clothing for protection from the weather. Singapore GP ponchos (that are bundled with earplugs) are available for sale at the merchandising booths for only SGD$2. Profits on the sale will be donated to charity.

17.
I did not receive my tickets within the dates specified in the email confirmation. What should I do?


If you have not collected your tickets on the designated dates from SingPost, you would have received several email notification and reminders advising you of ticket collection details. Please visit the Ticketing Office at Suntec Convention Centre Ground Floor from Monday 21st to Sunday 27th Sept 2009.

18.
I have lost/misplaced my tickets. How can I get a replacement?


You must report loss of your ticket at any of the police posts. Then present the Police Report to our staff at the Ticket Box Offices at the Circuit Park. The tickets will only be replaced if you are able to show proof of ownership as well as advise us of the unique ticket serial numbers found at the bottom of the barcode. There will be a replacement fee of $20 per ticket payable before tickets are re-issued.



Getting to the Race (Transport and Security Information)

1. Where can I park my car so that it is convenient to get to my grandstand?

Patrons are strongly advised to take public transport to avoid delays and traffic congestion and leave your cars at home. Please visit the LTA website at www.lta.gov.sg/SGNightRace.htm for road closure information.

2. What time will the race finish? Will there be public transport after that?

The opening hours of the circuit park are from 3pm to 12.30am on all three days of the race. MRT trains and shuttle buses will operate from 2.30pm to 1.00 am on all three days of the race weekend. Please refer to www.singaporegp.sg/race/getting_there.php for full details on transport and directions to your grandstand.

3. Where is the nearest MRT station to the circuit park?

Please visit www.singaporegp.sg/race/getting_there.php for full details on transport and directions to your grandstand.

4. Will there be a free shuttle bus to the venue?

Please refer to www.singaporegp.sg/race/getting_there.php for full details on transport and directions to your grandstand
Formula 1 Race Schedule


Thursday 24th September
Formula One Press Conference - Press Room 18:00

Friday 25th September
Formula BMW Pacific
Practice Session 15:00 - 15:25
Aston Martin Practice Session 15:50 - 16:20
Formula BMW Pacific Qualifying Session 16:45 - 17:10
Formula One Friday Practice 1 18:00 - 19:30
Porsche Carrera Cup Practice Session 20:00 - 20:30
Formula One Friday Practice 2 21:30 - 23:00
Formula One Press Conference - Press Room 23:15

Saturday 26th September
Aston Martin
Qualifying Session 15:45 - 16:15
Formula BMW First Race (10 Laps or 25 Mins) 16:45 - 17:15
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Qualifying Session 17:45 - 18:15
Formula One Saturday Practice 19:00 - 20:00
Formula One Qualifying 22:00

Sunday 27th September
Aston Martin Asia Cup Race (10 Laps or 25 Mins) 15:30 - 16:00
Formula BMW Second Race (10 Laps or 25 Mins) 16:30 - 17:00
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Race (12 Laps or 30 Mins) 17:30 - 18:05
Formula One Drivers' Track Parade 18:30
Formula One Race 20:00

Note: Please be advised that this timetable is subject to change.
for more updated data please visit http://www.singaporegp.sg/race




Hari Raya at Sentosa

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Its Monday and Its a holiday.



Hari Raya. :)



I am home finally after a day out of fun, i am (again) facing the laptop for some bits and bytes and to check on emails and friends and families. Hows everyone doing?
Great :)

We had a perfect weather here in Singapore, its sunny and cloudy at the same time, a little drizzling from yesterday that made the air so much cooler. A perfect day to go out and destress :) and so we did.. Sentosa.., although very short because a housemate is leaving for Cebu later.

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vivo city and the sentosa monorail pass
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tile wonderland onthe way to merlion park
.. big merlion.
.luge and skyride :) fun fun fun.
. the line to skyride wee :)
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me and nervs on the skyride, i fear heights and i cant look down
but a camn whore that i am.. i cant resists a shot lol

smile at sentosa



What is Hari Raya ?
After a whole month of fasting, the Muslim community in Malaysia celebrates ‘Hari Raya' with joyous family gatherings and open houses. Join in the merry-making and taste the delicious traditional Malay favourites such as rendang and ketupat.

What a day i had today :O so cool, and to end my day i was able to chat with my friend Apai who is a Malaysian and he said that he still would go out because he's still has the hari raya spirit kekeke, they go houses and eat, and its sooo fun.

I had a good day too :)

SELAMAT HARI RAYA :)

A Toa Payoh Weekend

Friday, September 18, 2009 |


Thank God its Friday!

Lol. Days passes by so fast i'm still drooling on my keyboard for a better paying job. My friend asked a girl's night out today but i refused as i was feeling lazy to go out and i just wanna do house chores. So i had the washing machine programmed to wash, rinse and spin in one go and cooked a portion of luncheon meet, heat the water for drinking and put all things in place by the living room.

In an extremely short while i was done lol and the boredom is creeping me again like a nightmare. Finally i decided to go out and do the grocery. From the flat i took a bus and went stright ahead Toa Payoh Central. Fair Price Supermart ftw.



wet section where the chickens and meat/ fish are

FairPrice is a supermarket that offers almost everything you will ever need at home, from Groceries to toiletries to household items, it even has baby corner for infant and toddler merchandises and the best thing - the fresh and frozen market ! i love it! you have everything there big and small. Payments can be made via NETS or Cash. If you would like to know their latest promotions jsut visit their website at http://www.fairprice.com.sg , not only does it serve your need in one location but you can also shop online and choose whatever you need at the comfort of your own home.


veggie section this section is filled with nothing but fresh greens and fruits

What i bought: Johnson's baby milk bath for my toiletries, Champi's wafer sticks for my snacks, spam,Marigold's no-sugar-added apple juice, Dodo's crab sticks, Tempura four, Toblerone mini bar and a bag Lay's classic salted potato chips, and FairPrice branded vegetable oil.


the soda section where tons os brands of milks, teas, etc are


I went home exhausted but happy, i'd seen so much today, only by going at FairPrice.
Luv shopping <3>

Job Hunt in Singapore

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 |

A lot of Filipinos are up for working abroad . Proven true - Filipinos are everywhere. That's why even if it is dangerous and even if there's no assurance, Filipinos would often resort to taking chances. Equipped with undying hope, self belief and eternal faith in prayers, we Filipinos would never give up on a few obstacles, money, weather, health and even recession.
Singapore being an open country is one of the hot spot for Pinoy overseas job hunt. Everyday thousand of Filipinos hope to get employed before their tourist past lapses.

What to remember when hunting jobs in Singapore :)

1. Know what you're looking for.
It's a common practice amongs most employers to hire people depending on the degree they had or the line of work applicant's had been. Employers know the concept of overqualification and if they believe that their job requirement do not fit your professional experience, you will get rejected. Before you start sending your resume to some random websites, first and foremost, know your specialization.

2. Know Where to look at.
Know the sites that provides goodjob postings, a few are www. jobstreet.com.sg , www. jobsdb.com.sg, www.st701.com, www. job-q.com, jobscentral.com, there are also online forums that has classified ads section like www.pinoysg.com. It is also important to take note to grab a copy of StraitTimes an english newspaper during Wednesdays and Saturdays because those are the days when most jobs are posted.

2. Dress Up.
If you ever you get invited for an interview, come early, never ever let your interviewer wait for you. Dress properly, do not show too much skin, cleavage, knees, Singaporeans dress really freely but remember that when you are asked for an appearance, you are expected to behave and dress with utmost professionalism, to dont overdo your make up but put a little or some thats just enough to make it look like you prepared for that interview. Aside from dressing up yourself, dress up your esume too, and make sure you are equipped with knowledge about the skills they are looking for.

3. Take caution.
There are many agencies in Singapore asking you money for registration, even only on initial interview, some would ask a fee, after a few meetings you will soon find out that you are not hired and theres really no job hiring on that and you cannot refund your money. Since you are a foreigner looking for a job under a tourist pass, telling authorities will not do you much good for yourself. You will be tied up with more obligations because you are bounded by a pass for visistors only and thus should not engage with business etc, Unless ofcourse you hold a relevant employment pass which they called EPEC.

4. Pray.
This is perhaps the only thing common amongst all Filipinos looking for a better future offshore. Everyone keeps a strong faith in God for his Loving will and grace.

To All jobhunters, goodluck :)

My First Day Out

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 |

Its not actually my first time left alone in a place i hadn't been before, but today was the first time i travelled planning an entire journey from home to my destination and going back home. With the aid of a few websites, travelling alone was a fun and a stress free adventure.A few clicks on the net, and dyaran!!!.. everything is set for my journey, instructions where to ride and alight and what to look for. Singapore is truly a visitor-friendly city.

My goal : To get to Funan for a pair of cheap Headsets..

My Online Guide number 1 :
www.sbstransit.com.sg
SBS Transit owns 75% of the scheduled bus market share in Singapore with 250 bus services and has a total fleet of close to 3,000 buses. 96% of our buses are equipped with air-condition. Types of bus services provided include trunk services, feeder services, Express services, Townlink services, Jurong industrial services as well as special bus services like Premium, Nite Owl, Chinatown Direct, Fast Forward, Stadium Direct and Parks.

My Online Guide number 2 :
www.smrt.com.sg

SMRT is probably the best i enjoy in Singapore,travelling underground on a train was fast and it dont each much of your time waiting at bus stops for your specific bus number. At present there are 3 lines of operation in Singapore, the Red, Green, Purple Lanes, and the one still under construction, the Yellow Lane. MRT is so efficient it covers almost all major roads and business areas.


My Online Guide number 3 :
www.streetdirectory.com

Streetdirectory.Com is an online map of the entire city of Singapore and it works even better than google maps. using this alone you will be able to get to where you wanna go . Just select Direction from the menu at the top and it will give you the things you need will need to know. It has a menu also for car drivers, bus riders and mrt travellers or both. Zooming the map will give the details of the street, names of malls, even the shortest alleys and underground passes.

What You need to Bring :

1. EZ Link Card - All major transportation means in Singapore uses EZlink. Buy EZlink card in any MRT station, Top it up and you are ready to go, to use the EZ link card, just "tap" it on the receiver upon boarding and upon alighting MRT or the bus. Should you decide to go for cab service, there are alot different ways to pay.

2. Cash - Bring extra cash, specially 1 dollar coin because you need it to ride the bus if you dont have EZlink card. Most specially you need cash for whatelse? Shopping!

Singapore is most probably the best place to buy electronics and computer gadgets. The latest models are available on a low price and there are plenty of shops to visit. The topmost floor hosts a bigger store that has the full spectrum of gadgets.

chic isnt it? thats my favorite amongst those i saw in one store where my headset was bought, LCD as big as the telie in my house.

Any computing and PDA related item can be found in Funan IT Mall that has five floors of shops specialising to computers, both hardware and software.


Capitol. I lost my way and walked by foot because i went out to Raffles City rather then St. Andrews Cathedral Exit.

ION Orchard. On my way home. I stopped at Orchard Station for Lucky Plaza for my UFC ketchup!