Archive for November, 2014

Now You Can Buy OnePlus One, Without An “Invite”, For The Next 72-Hours

This year alone, there were a whopping 15 new Asian smartphone makers emerging from nowhere with a single mission of crushing Samsung, and hopefully Apple. So far, they have successfully make Samsung run for its money. These makers are from China, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Malaysia. The most successful of them all is […]

... written on Nov 29 2014

Meet UMNO, The Obnoxious Scrounger Worse Than Communist China

Mahathir Mohamad told UMNO delegates to be brave and openly criticise PM Najib Razak. But when he was the Malaysian prime minister from 1981 – 2003, anybody who criticised him would be dealt severely. Abdullah Badawi told UMNO delegates to manage the country fairly for the advancement of all races. But do you know that during […]

... written on Nov 28 2014

From $7,000 To $16,000 / Month – That’s How Much Internships Are Paid

An “internship”, or simply a job training, is an opportunity offered by an employer to potential employees, called “interns”, to work at a firm for a fixed, limited period of time. Usually catered for undergraduates or students, internships are quite similar to apprenticeships. Typically, it could last from one week to 12-months. Often, internships are considered […]

... written on Nov 26 2014

Meet Land Wind, China’s Clone Copy Of UK’s Range Rover Evoque

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. But in the land of the copycats, every iconic brands will be copied. That’s China for you. If you think China-designed Xiaomi was bad enough for ripping off America-designed Apple iPhone, you haven’t seen anything yet. With the exception of sophisticated military hardware, talented […]

... written on Nov 25 2014

Scrapping RON95 & Diesel Subsidies – Why It Will Do More Harm Than Good

Najib administration has done the unthinkable – to scrap the fuel subsidy of RON95 petrol and diesel altogether. Starting next month, December, the prices of RON95 petrol and diesel will be based on a managed float system. Note that this is based on “managed” and not “freely” float system. Thus, unlike in U.S. where one […]

... written on Nov 24 2014

Are You Qualified For Emperor Obama’s Immigration Offer?

One of President Barack Obama’s greatest achievements, or rather screw ups, depending on whom you ask, is his latest “Executive Order” which adds 4 million new eligible immigrants, on top of the 1 million young immigrants who became eligible for deferred deportation under Obama’s original 2012 program. As to whether the executive action is unconstitutional […]

... written on Nov 24 2014

There’s A New Salute For Oppressors – The Hunger Games “Three-Finger” Salute

Despite winning numerous awards earlier, it was the popular “The Hunger Games” film series which catapulted Jennifer Lawrence as the highest-grossing action heroine of all time. The Hunger Games (2012) grossed US$691 million while the second The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) made US$864 million. The third film – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part […]

... written on Nov 21 2014

Official – Singaporeans Are Biggest ASEAN Online Spenders

Asians are perhaps the most conservative when come to e-commerce or simply online shopping. In the 1990s, before the dot com bubble burst, e-commerce was the buzzword that attracted tons of money, especially those companies listed on the Nasdaq. Today, such buzzword is as obsolete as dinosaurs. The so-called e-commerce has reached maturity. People simply […]

... written on Nov 20 2014

That’s Gorgeous Fjords – Norway Unveils The World’s Coolest Passport

After unveiled its new banknote series, easily the best money ever designed, Norway has unveiled yet another stylish design – passports. Much to the envy of non-Norwegian citizens around the globe, Norway’s National Police Directorate has announced that it’s selected a new “cool and beautiful” design for the nation’s passports, thanks to Oslo-based Neue Design Studio. With the […]

... written on Nov 19 2014

Wanna Become An Indonesian Policewoman? Take A Virginity Test First

A million dollar quiz – which country that allows women to join police force, only if they’re virgin? Nope, it’s not Malaysia or North Korea. The answer is surprisingly – Indonesia. Just when Indonesian women wanted to serve their country and earn a living, the country’s police force raises eyebrows with a pathetic discrimination requirement […]

... written on Nov 18 2014

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