Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Singapore has a new iconic landmark to the tune of US$ 5.7 Billion!
The Marina Bay Sands opened last 23 June 2010 and boasts the Skypark cantileverd atop the 3 buildings. I don't know about you but this has got to one of the most spectacular architecture the world has ever seen.
The 3 towers has 55 floors each, total of 2,560 hotel rooms, casino halls, The Shoppes mall and all amenities of a mini-city.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Ok, I have to admit; this is the very first time I heard this. Not that I'm not interested, but I just knew there would be a boo-boo in the selection process.
Listen to this first and I'm sure you would agree with me on some of my feedback --
... HORRIBLE, isn't it?
*rant starts here*
What was that all about?!!! Is that all you guys at the Headquarters can come up with? What is this? -- A chorale competition?
You let a "choir" sing the ASEAN anthem like any western group of people doing a western artform of group singing? The way it was sang DOES NOT represent Southeast Asia AT ALL!
We need some leader-shifting! We NEED NEW and YOUNG leaders over there! You old blokes at the HQ need to retire already and listen to your choir songs in Nursing Homes! Horrible, horrible taste!
And WHY IS IT SANG IN ENGLISH? It should be sang in Bahasa! The most widely-spoken language of the region. Aren't we pushing for it to be the official language? Where's your consistency?
I have nothing against choir singing, but this DOES NOT represent ANY of the countries in the ASEAN. Hey, you people at the ASEAN HQ -- you have been wondering for decades why ASEAN never appealed to the majority of the youth...
Sunday, September 12, 2010
This is the weekend post-Hari Raya celebrations across the region. Everybody should be coming back from their 'kampung' by now and I could imagine the traffic back to the cities.
We blogged hopped and not much post-Raya blog posts yet, but here are some interesting ones:
||| Andrew received an email from the Thai MFA to consider cancelling the FCCT press-con.
||| Wise Kwai blogs about Asian film line-up at the Vancouver Int'l Film Fest.
||| Richard Barrow talks about Bangkok's Litter Police and what he thinks about it.
||| Jerrick wrote about Filipino fascinations with white people.
||| Rana Claire talks about blogging on a Sunday.
||| Cheesie posted pics of early Autumn weekend in Japan.
||| John Partick featured Jurong Bird Park man-made waterfall in Singapore.
||| Enigma smelled a hoax with giant fossil viral news on the net.
||| JungleGirl talks about walking and hiking.
||| Michael Yon Online tackles counteracting corruption with one cell phone in Afghanistan.
||| Kenny Sia wanted a happy ending massage.
||| Lizzy blogs about cute, adorable ducks!
||| The WakeUpProject (which I follow) gives insight on streamline media manipulation of news.
||| Wall-e listed 6 reasons why young men won't marry.
||| Sanjay Basu posted the new SG$ 50 feature variety.
||| Geek Papa featurs Allods Online in the Philippines.
||| Emjhay, Javan started a blog this week.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Monday, September 06, 2010
Two of Travel+Leisure Magazine's Top 10 Cities in the World are in Southeast Asia. It just so happen that the Top 1 and 2 are in Thailand! Yey!
Bangkok is the World's No. 1 City destination according to 16,000 voters. The northern Thai city of Chiang Mai came in 2nd. Last year, they were voted 3rd and 5th respectively.
This great news was a big boost to the morale of Bangkokians after the 10-week civil disorder that rocked the city. The poll stopped a few days before it happened.
Incidentally, the T+T also listed the Top 10 Cities in Asia: Bangkok (1), Chiang Mai (2), Siem Reap (4), Hanoi (8) are Southeast Asian cities that made it to the list.
Here is the full list of the World's Top 10 Cities.
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Bunch of interesting posts this week.
David Poarch reminiscing his adventures in Manila.
Franx Budi talks about aligning a relationship with the Law of Attraction.
Matt The Lost Boy posted some of his photos in Bangladesh.
Don Schumann posted photos of improvised traps during the Vietnam War.
Nguping Jakarta is an 'overheard' blog around the city of Jakarta.
AJ Matela tells us why no one wants to date him.
Cumi&Ciki had some fun with friends at Max@iHaus.
Daucus Sebastian posted controversial photos that shocked me and rants about it.
Geisha rants about the recent hostage-taking tragedy.
Bryanboy embedded a video of his two heroes - Marc J & Anna W.
Jake confessed about his fetish.
Johan writes about rice pudding and his day.
Fanzi tells the storyline of an upcoming video/film he would star in.
TAO tells us why capitalism doesn't work.
GFNI talks about exporting Indonesian Convenient Store brand "Alfamart".
Fable Frog rants about house chores.
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