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Sunday, March 22, 2015

I haz a rock. Yes i do!

Oh wow.

Its been awhile.

I was just reading some of my older posts.

And I have come to a conclusion.

I think was smarter last time.  Somewhere. Somehow. I turn stupid. =)

Ah well.

Anyways facebook is a little scary I guess. I looked through the old comments and someone posted an email and said its alright to email her. I guess it was just a friendly gesture as I wrote something that she connected with. So I searched fb and lo and behold, I found her profile. I think she recently got married. The email thingie was 2009 lol. wow.

Anywasy, I am happy for her and she seems to have a good career and all. I contemplated adding her on fb. But there was no real reason to. I had contemplated adding because I thought it would be nice to know more people, especially if we think alike in some ways. I mentioned that I hate goodbyes, in addition to that I think everyone you meet in life is a link to you in this life time, a thread in the tapestry of your lifetime. I know there is a saying that life is a train ride and most people you meet are just passengers passing through, dropping off at different stations. But hey, I am the dude that keeps grass dropped by someone ;)  (I have thankfully gotten rid of the grass... I hope. Actually I am not sure, I need to check if I am really as stupid as I think :P I still got this old dumb red umbrella... I need to let go huh... may be I am really just pack rat in disguise.. oh dear I really am digressing are'nt I, see! Multitasking makes you stupid :p). 

Anyways I figured there was little point in adding her since it would be kinda weird. And what are we gonna talk about? "Oh hai, I play marvel avengers alliance and mousehunt these days..." Ermmm. yeah. So having not much to talk about is weird and adding after 5 years is weird. And I thought to myself this is so weird. And here I am talking to myself on a blogpost!

Anyways. Thats aside, there REAL reason I wanted to post was this!


woo hoo!!! Harry on the rocks! or I haz a rock! whatever =)

I thought he looked really cute and deserved a blogpost. So there! =D

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

I recently posted a movie review of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises here


Friday, December 16, 2011


So the train broke down again this morning.

Just a quick thought on the SMRT thing.

I think the disruptions are "minor". What is more important is that the problem is fixed. If the trains must be stopped, then so be it.

Better to stop the trains and fix the problems properly, then to put up a band aid/stop gap solution and compromise on safety.

It may not be in the best interest in terms of image to disrupt the train services further. But scheduled disruptions are better than unscheduled disruptions no?

Another point I think is important, that I hope the relevant authorities learn, is our need to have better readiness.

Where was SMRT? Where was SCDF? Where was the media coverage??? This is a very glaring security gap that I hope will be patched. Be glad that it happened in good times. In bad times, it would have been a clean wipe, and there would be five hours to do so.

I also read with some disappointment in the forum today where someone mentioned that the public should be better prepared. he mentioned something to the effect that public should have stayed calmed instead on texting and messaging.


I think merely breaking one window was already very calm, I would expect that in many other countries more windows could have been broken.

And the texting? It was sadly THE ONLY communication that was working. And it was actually socially responsible to send the message out. SMRT, when it happen, was still letting people INTO the station (I was there). How dumb was that?

However I think he does make a good point that citizens should be better prepared and know what to do in these situations. I am going to assume there is a with SCDF and a no SCDF scenario. I think the with SCDF scenarios are the official training ones. The non SCDF scenario should at LEAST equip the driver (or public) with some means of evacuating the train or opening the doors in an emergency.

Citizens can already think and move in a hive manner with social media. I think the relevant authorities should see this as an opportunity rather than a threat (as a few other countries have already done admirably). I see some comments where the grouse was that companies now have less time to react. but seriously the same social media tools are there for them to use. They just need to maintain an online prescence. Note: PRESCENCE. Not an abandoned website or account, but one that is actively maintained.

I am confident that if there is an official word from the company, then that would be SIMILARLY propagated through the social media stream.The knife cuts both ways however, it means that if the company cannot successfully use its means of communication then it loses its credence as a source of news. Its their call really, use it or lose it.

(And really, its not PR that is most important but the work at hand which is to manage the safe evacuation of the public. Once you have done your due dilligence, you can do your PR, but if your focus is the other way round, i.e. PR then due dilligence, then... well I don't really have more to say but that you are in the wrong place and probably have the wrong values for a public resource.)

This brings us to another topic. SPIN. Spin can be used for good or for evil. If you have done your due dilligence, spin can be used to higlight the good work you have done. Spin can be used for evil, when you have NOT done the neccessary or due dilligence, then Spin in this case is used to cover up and spread misinformation and deceit. Spin, like it or not is part of our daily lives and everyone. Public, COrporate or Government, should keep a sharp eye on Spin.

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