Wednesday, October 26, 2011


HAPPY DIWALI 2011, everybody!
Diwali aka Deepavali aka Festival of Lights is celebrated by lighting small clay lamps (diyas) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil and the uplifting of good over evil. During the celebration, everyone wears new clothes and share snacks and candies with family members and friends.

For many of my Singaporean friends, today is a public holiday today
but not in Brisbane, Australia!
Its WEEK 13 before Exams!

However, there is a celebration at
Sri Selva Vinayakar Koyil
(Ganesha Temple)
4915 – 4923, Mt Lindesay Highway
South Maclean, QLD 4280

Meanwhile, enjoy a music video from my favourite Hindi movie of all time

watch video here

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Oh no, zombies have attacked Brisbane!
(feat. Cherry Lea Smithson, Twyla Anderson et al.)

Actually NOT!
People have gathered here today 23 October 2011 (Sunday)
for a charity walk - Brisbane Zombie Walk 2011

The objective is to raise money and awareness for
Brain Foundation of Australia

Also known as zombie mob/march/horde/lurch/shamble/shuffle/horde/crawl etc
The first parade was started on 19 August 2001 in Sacramento, California
The current Guinness World Record holder for "Largest Gathering of Zombies"
stands at 4,093 in New Jersey, USA

This walk starts from Wickham Park
all the way through Brisbane CBD to Fortitude Valley

Interesting costumes - Alice and The Mad Hatter Zombies
(feat. Kate Benfer et al.)

Pokemon Crew Zombies

School Girls Zombies
(feat. Jess Horneman, Tess Harwood)

Nurses Zombies

Toddler Zombie
(feat. Bowss Ladyface)

Catholic Girls Zombies

Wrestler and Ronald McDonalds Zombies

Egyptian and Snow White Zombies
(feat. Wayne Harvey, Jade Kristel Davis, Kal Amity et al.)

Baseball Player Zombie

This one freaks me out a lil
cos it reminds me of The Exorcist (1973) movie
(feat. Jade Allan et al.)

Jedi Zombie (Star Wars)
(feat. Tennille Wagner)

Child Zombie

Nurse Zombie Gone Wrong

Mexican Zombie
(feat. Brad Willmot et al.)

Corpse Bride Zombie

Death Metal Delinquents Zombies
(feat. ChloBro Dyllan Scott, Bonnie Iss Gheyy)

Hula Zombie (Hawaiian)

Zombies with a Cause
(feat. Truly Tactless, D'Lora McCandless, Morgan Mccandless et al.)

Michael Jackson Zombie

Nerd Zombie
(feat. Katy Duldig)

After-Shower Zombie

Chef Zombie
(feat. Vader Fincklestien)

Police Zombie
(feat. Ellakai Pearce)

Troll Zombie
(feat. Will Nuttridge)


Vampiric Zombies

Chinese Zombies

watch Brisbane Zombie Walk 2011 video here

more photos here

Brisbane Walk 2010 photos here

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Can't upgrade to iOS 5?

Hurray! iOS 5 is out today for downloads!
Wait a minute.. I've been trying to upgrade this stupid phone since 4 hours ago
and nothing seems to work, while getting Error Messages 3002, 3004, 3014, 3194, 3200 etc from iTunes

If you have been trying to upgrade to iOS 5
with your older model iPhones or Gameboy,
go bang your head against the wall
This upgrade is not for you!

Here are a few options of what you may wanna do
Try at your own risk!

Keep trying to update with iTunes relentlessly
while singing Aung Lang Syne to a photo of Steve Jobs
(weeping optional)

Download the firmware externally (through links below)
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4 (GSM)
iPad 2 (GSM)
iPad 2 (Wi-Fi)
iPod touch (gen 3)
iPod touch (gen 4)
Go to iTunes, hold down shift (Windows) or Options (Mac)
Select the file you just downloaded from above
and click update

Put your phone in DFU (Restore) mode
1. Switch off phone
2. Hold POWER and HOME button
3. On Apple logo, release POWER button while continue to Hold HOME button
4. Open iTunes
5. Upon detecting your iDevice, you're in DFU mode
6. Click on Restore

My advice is to wait a couple of days
till 312m Americans, 1,339m Chinese, 1,210m Indians, 22m Australians (hmm... maybe not) and 5m Singaporeans finish updating their firmware before you do so..

Get a Samsung Galaxy SII, Motorola Bionic or HTC Titan from your nearest store
which could be much faster and less frustrating process

Thursday, October 6, 2011

iOS 5 on 12 October 2011

R.I.P. Steve Jobs

The NEW iOS 5
will be released on 12 October 2011 (next Wednesday)
FREE to download from iTunes

New cool features includes:
- Notifications on top of the screen (discreetly without popping up in the middle of the game)
- Better sync of apps, chimes, popups and badges
- iMessage (send message across iPhone/iPad/iPod)
- Twitter Intergration (Tweet direct from Safari/Photos/Youtube/Maps)
- Reminders/To-Do List
- Newsstand
- Ad-free Safari

watch video here

Meanwhile, the NEW iPhone 4S
that comes features
- Dual-core A5 chip (7 times faster, power efficient)
- Improved Battery Life (8hr 3G-talktime, 6hr browsing, 9hr WiFi, 10hr video, 40hr music)
- 8MP, f/2.4, 73% better Low-light, Face Detection camera
- Photo Editing
- 1080p HD Video Recording (video stabiliser, noise reduction)
- Video Editing
- iOS 5 (as above)
- iCloud (virtual storage/streaming)
- Siri (voice control commands)

Compare iPhone 4S with iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS

Compare iPhone 4S with Samsung Galaxy SII, Motorola Droid Bionic and HTC Titan

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Sunday, October 2, 2011


Suitcase Rummage
02 October 2011
Redacliffe Place, Brisbane Square

watch video here

The next Suitcase Rummage is on 06 November 2011