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Camera phones allowed in these camps from Sep 1 onwards

From Sep 1 onwards, camera phones will be allowed in the following military camps. This is a very welcome news especially for NS men.

Kobe Bryant scores 68 points 15 minutes of a Chinese charity game

The psychology of color

The controversial post on Diner en Blanc event

This is the controversial post that resulted in several Singaporeans bloggers uninvited by the organisers of Diner en Blanc event. Food blogger, Daniel Ang, was told to remove his blog post completely because the list of hawker food recommended for the picnic event were considered too not up to standard and too cheap.

Daniel refusal to remove or edit has its consequences. The event organisers' reasons for uninviting the former and other food bloggers was due to shortage of seats. Do you buy this reason? Daniel Ang has posted his stand here.

How Big Is Infinity?

For the love of Mathematics.

Microsoft New Logo

After 25 years, Microsoft is now changing its logo, from original wavy look to one that is boxy - in line with its Metro-UI.

A history walk on Microsoft's logo changes in its long 37 years below:

McDonalds' Mocha or Caramel Frappe at $2

Source: via Loh on Pinterest
Simply flash the above coupon and enjoy McDonalds' Mocha or Caramel frappe at only $2. Promotion is valid from 16 to 22 August 2012.

Vietnam Airline Inflight Bikini Show

Vietnam Airline is being fined for staging an in-flight dance by a troupe of bikini-clad women. The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam fined the airline $20 million Vietnamese dong, or about $960, because the show had not received official approval.

A short video clip of the dance is featured below:

Microsoft Office Supports Apps Now

With Office 2013, Microsoft is going to bring apps into its Office suite. Developers will now be able to create and sell apps in Microsoft's Office Store.

This is really a revolutionary change for new Office 2013 - Windows 8 style look-and-feel and apps!

Tan Kin Lian View on Troll

I quote Tan Kin Lian definition on troll from his Facebook post.

Are you a troll?

From Wikipedia: In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.

And Tan's indirect way of crafting how to describe a behavior without directing it at any specific person. Plus how he handle a troll - delete and block.

The Controversial Post by Tan Kin Lian on Facebook Post

With all the rumours piling on a rumoured death of a senior politician (let's admit it, the rumoured figure is Lee Kwan Yew) in Singapore, former Presidential hopeful Mr Tan Kin Lian posted a Facebook post that resulted in several netizens condemn.

But it turned out Mr Lee Kwan Yew is actually fit and healthy! What a great news! He was spotted walking out of SGH and looked okay.

His Facebook post (currently hidden from TKL's timeline) gathered at least 222 comments (would have been more if not for some or many been deleted and members blocked) content and screen capture are below:

A rumor was circulating yesterday that a well known personality in Singapore, who is somewhat respected and generally feared, had passed away. That rumor turned out to be false.

I recall a story told by a Swedish friend. In a speech 20 years ago, he said, "During the dark days of the second world war, Norway was occupied by the German Nazis. Every few days, there was a rumor that the Allies had la…

Lee Kwan Yew Walked Out of SGH Today

I am so glad that one of the founding fathers of Singapore, Mr Lee Kwan Yew, is fine despite all the rumours about him for the past few days.

Happy Birthday to Singapore!