Archive for March, 2009

Save your receipts

Friday, March 27th, 2009

I learned an important lesson today.

I lost my luggage. More specifically, I forgot it in a taxi. I put my luggage into the “boot” or “trunk”, for you Americans, of the taxi. And after distracting myself by reading news on my iPhone, I forgot to get my bags.

Now, there are a number of recourses I can take to reclaim my bags. Though, none of them have worked this far. :(

1. Most taxis are equipped with GPS devices so they can be tracked. It’s a simple matter to call the taxi company and tell them where you came from and where you got dropped off at and approximately what time this transpired, to locate your bags. My taxi was not equipped with GPS though. Darn.

2. All taxis have a unique number. It’s also simple to call the taxi company and have them call the driver. But, I didn’t note the taxi ID number. Bummer.

3. Get a receipt. All receipts have the unique taxi number printed on them. I didn’t get one. Crap.

4. Put your name and address on your bag. You guessed it. Doh!

5. Call the taxi company and have them broadcast a message to all the drivers. Unfortuneately, my driver never responded. Sigh.

Now, thank goodness I didn’t have anything important in my bag. I alway carry my passport, cell phones and other important papers on me personally. I did lose a hat and a concert Tshirt that I really liked. But, it could have been much worse I suppose.

Next time, always ask for a receipt. You never know.

Word of the day

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Is it?

Today’s word of the day is a translated punctuation mark, “is it?”

Singaporeans sometimes end a question with the phrase “is it?” Its similar to how we Americans use the word “right?” when we ask questions.

For example:

Singlish –
“The meeting is at 5PM, is it?”

American English –
“The meeting is at 5PM, right?

Strange but true. Strange but true.

Water please.

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

What’s the deal? I’m outraged at the level that some Singaporean eateries will stoop to. It’s not unheard of for restaurants out here not to serve ice water and only serve bottled water. I realize that they are running a business and that the margins on water are quite generous. But, ITS FREAKIN WATER FOLKS!! Raise prices elsewhere already.

Tree Harvesters.

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Have you ever wondered how telephone poles get made? This video is amazing.

Chunky Move – Dance Theater

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

I would love to see this dance troupe. They are from Australia and tour the world.
Here’s a link to their website.

http://www.chunkymove.com.au/

Loopa Bowl – FTW!

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

For those of you with kids like my sister and cousins. This has got to be the coolest invention to come along. It’s a spill proof bowl. It uses gyroscopes to stabilize itself. Check out the video and product page to order it.

Loopa Bowl order page.

via Craziest Gadgets

Singing Fail

Friday, March 6th, 2009

OMG This is too funny.