The N98 Hoax

Sigh.  It was a hoax.  Iceman sent me this link with this fantastic new phone – the upcoming “N98”.  The specs just sounded too good to be true… and i found it strange why Nokia would launch a new concept phone in France… i mean.. Nokia’s from Finland right?  And it’s not as though the French are hp freaks or something. 

So i did a bit of checking online. Yeap.  The “N98” is a fake.  Bleah.  I even went to the Nokia French website to search and it’s confirmed.  No such product.  Just as there is no “perfect guy”, there is no perfect phone.  Bleah.

But if anyone from Nokia is reading this, i think you guys really should look into such a concept!

That said, i am once again embarrassed at what a gadget geek i can be.  Argh! 

If It Happens

Was catching up on all my blog readings today (last time i checked all my fave blogs was end of Aug!  Before my HK trip!) when i came across a link to Sumiko Tan’s article about how a woman needs a man.  I like what she said at the end –

“So, yes, the life of a woman will be complemented and enhanced by the right male companion.

But as my colleague also said, she’d rather be single and alone than to be married and miserable – and there are an awful lot of unhappy “happy couples”out there.”

At the last 3 group events i attended – a wedding dinner, a birthday celebration, and a birthday party, i noted that i belonged to the really tiny minority of being a “singleton” at those events.  While my closer clique of friends are of the same status as me, my wider circle of friends are mostly married, engaged, or at least have someone that they are seeing on a more serious basis. 

It also doesn’t help when friend(s) who are about to get married keep harping on the wonders and bliss of marriage.  As Sumiko Tan aptly stated in her article,

“Such a relentless onslaught of this singling out of singletons is enough to make even the most self-assured of independent women lose their self-esteem when, really, they should be cherishing their freedom.”

Don’t these people understand that not everyone wants to get married?  At least not me, not now.  And the strangest thing i’ve been hearing very often recently is, “You’re not attached?  Don’t bluff lah”.

Duh?!  What’s there to lie about man?  “Bluff you got money ah?”. 

I’m not the sort who will let someone say something without forcing them to think deeper into what they are trying to say.  So i will probe – what’s that supposed to mean?  Am i supposed to be attached?  Is it my social responsibility?  Is this some sort of expectation that i’m supposed to live up to?  And why is there such an expectation of me?

I don’t blast all those questions at the same time of course… but just asking at least 1 or 2 of the above questions is usually enough to stump people who question why i’m still single into silence.  I just get annoyed when people impose their own brainless assumptions that everyone aims to be like them, on me.  (Actually this doesn’t just apply to wanting to get married.  I just hate it when people people impose their assumptions on me).

So, don’t ask me when i’m getting married.  Don’t ask me if i’m attached.  Don’t ask me if i’m even seeing anyone.  If i am, you will surely know.  (Come on, what is this blog for right?) 

Booze Queen has Solved the Mystery

When Iceman were in HK, we saw this starlet (i think) holding some mini concert at Times Square.  Took a few photos ‘cos we were there during the setup of the concert… before the fans (i guess there were a couple of them) came.  I say i guess there were a couple of them ‘cos from the video that Booze Queen found on youtube, u can hear people screaming her name lah (oops… forgot to mention she’s called Cathy Leung).  Anyway, we didn’t bother to stay and watch the mini concert lah.. ‘cos we concurred with this passer-by that made this comment as he walked past, (in cantonese) “Yee!  So ugly one!”.  😛

Here’s the video Booze Queen from the youtube:



Fast-forware to after 28s ok?  ‘Cos that’s when the person figured out how to use the camera the right way up.  😛