Tuesday, May 31, 2011

[024] Since Complains are Unresolved 既然投訴沒用

I read that customer calls nowadays in the US are subcontracted to India, but what about Singapore? From my personal experience, they always sound Filipino and address us as "Mam...", perhaps they're  based in Philippines??? Maybe I should ask them next time... yes... when I'm feeling very bored...
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Sunday, May 29, 2011

[023] My Birthday Wish 我的生日“怨望”

Though I'm neither rich nor famous, young nor beautiful... you would really make my day happy if you enjoy reading my comic strips and subscribe to my Facebook for future updates :=)
http://www.facebook.com/evacomics - Thank you!!!
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Friday, May 27, 2011

Molecular Gastronomy in Tokyo? 東京的分子美食?

After a Vermeer art exhibition at Bunkamura, Shibuya, my friend and I went to a French restaurant called Chez Matsuo that offered a glass of free grapefruit juice with every Vermeer ticket. Our appetizer's presentation was contemporary and had a great use of color. But what intrigued me was the leaves that looked like as if bubbles were attached to them!?
觀賞在涉谷的油畫畫展後,我和朋友到了一家名為Chez Matsuo的法國餐廳吃飯。開胃小菜的裝扮非常前衛和色彩繽紛。不過最讓我覺得好奇的是...那個好像有很多泡沫的葉子能吃嗎!?<-過後還是吃了!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Facebook scam: roller coaster orgasm 臉書駭客

Basically this scam starts from your friend/s sharing a video entitled "This woman has a orgasm on a roller coaster". Clicking on it will bring you to a YouTube phishing site that requests for a verification code and survey. What it does is actually to obtain your answers to help them earn money, then possibly hacking into your account after you'd done the survey. Of course, it will replicate the link back into your Facebook wall, thereby completing the viral spread to your friends.

More details can be found via googling. Take care everyone!

最近有一個英文的臉書駭客活動,標題非常“性感”。點進去後會讓你以為是YouTube。填入認證密碼後,被害者會被邀請填上一些調查,臉書密碼也可能會被盜取。之後網站會把連接發在你的臉書牆壁上,讓其他人也一起上當。所以大家還是要小心!

[022] Hopeless 無奈

I like the last panel so much that I'd made it into an individual frame:
Do you think like that sometimes?

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

[021] Customer Service 顧客服務

Do you like this series Goin NUTZ? Would you like to see more? What do you think about the dog? Should the dog be white? Does color make a difference? Do you think there should be less words? Should I talk less and draw more? Please let me know what you think!
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Monday, May 23, 2011

[020] End of the World 21st May 5月21日世界末日

So the supposed Judgement day insisted by Christian Family Radio's founder, Harold Camping had been proved wrong. They even put a big ad in my free copy of Wall Street Journal to publicize about their free book. I guess they succeeded in making the headlines. But like the wolf story, they lost all credibility. For the rest of us, life goes on as usual. I think it's important to enjoy life and do things that we‘ll not regret so even if tomorrow is the end of the world, we’re cool with it, right?

又一個世界末日的預言被証明是虛驚一場。那家美國基督教廣播公司還在我閱讀的華爾街日報上刊登世界末日和免費書籍的廣告,真是夠大膽。雖然成功的得到注目,但是有如狼來了的故事一樣,失去所有的信賴。對於我們來說,日子還是照樣過。我覺得人生短暫,最重要是享受人生和做一些不會讓自己後悔的事。所以即使明天是世界末日也就如此吧~?不後悔!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

[019] Are Our Calls Really Important? 我們的電話真的重要嗎?

Obviously, my experience with CitiB**k's customer service had been pretty disappointing, but they're the only foreign bank with decent penetration in Japan. Unlike the automated call answering machines that many Singaporean companies adopt for their customer service, Japanese companies usually use real humans to pick up the calls! I was so surprised that I asked the other party if she was a robot... XD
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Thursday, May 19, 2011

[018] Yes you can! 你可以的!

With sheer determination and hard work, can we really become whoever that we want to become?

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Eat at Shinagawa, Drink at Neko Cafe 吃在品川喝在貓咖啡

Facebook is amazing. I got to catch up with a high school friend whom we had never seen each other since graduation 14 years ago. The first place we reunited? Shinagawa station in Tokyo. The first restaurant we went? Wanofu, a traditional Japanese restaurant located right inside a shopping mall inside the station! She ordered the unagi-don set that cost 1500yen and I ordered the more expensive "flower" set that cost 3600yen, my most expensive splurge on meals on record in Japan!

臉書實在是太偉大了,我竟然能和闊別14年的高中同學敘舊,並約在東京的品川站見面。我們在站內的一間小型購物商場的日式餐廳Wanofu吃飯。她點了1500yen的鰻魚飯套餐,而我點了我在日本有史以來最貴的3600yen套餐!

Monday, May 16, 2011

[017] Avoiding Liability 推卸責任

Thanks everyone from "like"-ing my comic posts now! I'd been a bit busy this weekend so the updates had been a bit slower.
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Sunday, May 15, 2011

[016] Spendthrift 亂花錢

Blogger was having some problems last week and it seems okay now. I suspect that it could be the new location widget that they put on our new post function that caused data corruption. Anyway, a few comments were lost so please leave your comments again~

P.S. After showing my comic strips to a new classmate, he was apparently more attracted to colored ones than B&W versions. So I guess from now on I'll do my best to color every single strip. Do you all prefer color as well? If you like any of the strip, please click the "Like" button on the top left to help me advertise in your Facebook, thank you very much and have a nice Sunday!
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Saturday, May 14, 2011

[015] Japanese Marketing 日本促銷方法

I find that Japanese shops here (particularly skincare like Fancl and L'occitane) love to give out loads of promotion materials whenever I order something from their internet shops. It's interesting to go through all of them because I would found some interesting products that I'd missed out in their internet shop. But at the end of the day, all marketing material will end up in my recycle bin, all except for one piece of paper, that is the one with the discount code :P

Would you A) Go ECO and insist that everything is delivered through email ...or prefer
B) Receive hard copy promotional materials and magazines?

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

[014] I hate Glossy 討厭光澤

I dislike to see the reflection of my ceiling lights or myself on the monitor so I'd always wished that iMac-s have the matte screen option. Unfortunately, even the MacMatte online petition doesn't work with only 1474 responses so far. I guess you'll need like 100,000 to even get Steve Jobs to think about it. What about you? Do you prefer matte or glossy?
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Defenses Breached 5 (cockroaches) 小強入侵

Ever since my neighbor opposite moved out, her cockroaches had  been forced to look for new havens, such as my room. When times were good, I could kill 12 a day, but when business was bad like yesterday, I could only kill 2 (all nymphs). Ever since their emergence, I'd wrapped up all leftover food and cleared my trash almost everyday, but still they came, hungry and looking for food and water. I complained to the dormitory office and was given 3 traps to lure them to their death. Unfortunately, most of the roaches were smart enough to not get their feet stuck onto the sticky tape and crawled out thinking "which dumbass could have laid this ancient trap". Hence, I returned to the most effective way of smashing them with papers.

自從對面的鄰居搬走以後,她的蟑螂只好轉移基地到附近的房間,也就是我的房間。生意好的時候,殺個12隻是絕對沒有問題的。但是生意淡的時候,像昨天那樣的話,只能殺個2隻而已。因此,自從被這些“強者”侵略以後,我便開始把所有的食物包好,也幾乎天天丟垃圾。但是,他們還是不斷的湧出,所以只好投訴給管理員。投訴後,她給了我3個陷阱。可是那些聰明的蟑螂爬進陷阱後,都不願把腳踩在膠帶上... 它們心理一定在想...會是哪兒一個笨蛋用那麼古老的方法啊...唉~所以,我只好用最有效的方法-用紙去狠狠地捏死它們。


In an attempt to study how long this phenomena would last, I caught 2 live nymphs of different sizes, 1cm and 2cm respectively, to experiment on how long they can live without food and water. While sharing my experience with another friend, who had lived in Aussie many years ago, she reported that  her Australian born adult cockroaches could survive up to 2 weeks in a jar without food and water. Hence, I wonder how long it will take for 2 Japanese-born nymphs to expire. Currently I have one kept for a week and another freshly caught yesterday. Both are still doing well.

Meanwhile, due to the triple Japan disaster, the occupancy rate of our dorm had fallen to new lows, so the office is offering us to extend our stay till March 2012!!! If you'd read about my previous posts, you would know that I had yearned to move out ever since the first day I moved in. However if I compare the rent of 29,000yen of the dorm VS 80,000yen of a mansion apartment, it's a no-brainer to sign up and bear with everything. Imagine what I can do with all those money saved!!!???
  1. Fly to Singapore and back to Japan.
  2. Do that 3 times.
  3. Upgrade my 4th time to business class.
Isn't that great!? I guess I'll continue on with my biological experiments!

為了能更了解這現狀會持續多久,我活抓了2隻分別是1cm和2cm大的幼蟲來研究它們在無飲食狀態下能活多久。我和曾經在澳洲生活過的好友分享經驗時,發現她也曾經做個類似試驗。根據她的報告,澳洲蟑螂可以支撐2週。所以我在想幼蟲到底也能不能耐那麼久呢?

另一方面,由於日本震災的影響,我們宿舍的住宿率跌到谷地。因此事務所決定允許讓我們延長期間至明年3月!讀過我以前文章的讀者就知道,自從我第一天搬進來以後,就很想搬出去了。可是比較29,000yen的宿舍和80,000yen的公寓時,當然是選擇萬事要啦!可以想像那些省下來的錢能幹嘛嗎!!!???
  1. 飛回新加坡再回來 。
  2. 重複3次。
  3. 第4次提升到商務艙。
很棒吧!?所以我也要成為小強,

Sunday, May 8, 2011

[013] The Heat 熱

It's getting a bit warm now in Japan but the election heat in Singapore is simmering down. I'd been listening to radio 100.3 online until the very last result from Potong Pasir was released. I'm happy that the opposition team is making history by winning a GRC but unfortunately we lost George Yeo and Mr. Chiam See Tong. However, a comforting phenomena is that finally, it feels as if the entire nation is concerned about the future of our country!!! Now, we just need to figure out on how to get rid of the infamous bimbo from parliament...

Replace Tin Pei Ling with George Yeo in Marine Parade by-election?
I do not want Tin Pei Ling in Parliament (Facebook, 43,359 likes currently)
Petition to remove Tin Pei Ling as a MP (Facebook, 36,784 likes currently)
Disqualification of the PAP marine parade team (online petition, 4524 signatures currently)

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

[012] Happy Mother's Day 母親節快樂

Friday is cooling-off day, so I shall spare readers from my election rantings to something more heart-warming. Yes, it's time to thank our mothers "officially" again. Unfortunately, I am not with my mum this year to bring her out for a nice dinner, to sit together with her to watch TVB Hong Kong dramas, or to help her look after my nephew.
又到了母親節了。很遺憾的是今年我無法帶老媽出去吃飯,陪她看TVB港劇,或和她一起照顧外甥。(中文版漫畫在下面)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Golden Week groceries shopping 黃金週的購物

Taking a short break from election, I became lazy to cook and decided to buy bento and listen to online FM100.3 in my room. Above bento costs 498yen, beautifully decorated and tasted good.
呼~假期嘛~所以懶惰一下買了便當和在宿舍裡聽fm100.3。上面的漂亮便當賣498yen,味道不錯:P

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

[011] Tin Pei Ling (Singapore special)

I had supported PAP, but did our government take our support for granted by pulling in any fancy parrot they can find? I'm very angry. Angry for myself to have missed the deadline for overseas voter application. Thanks to youtube and facebook, I now see the light.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMW0ZIroCOY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_6x_5J78Rs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adLC3AO-p90

A MP who will stamp her feet when she "don't know what to say"
A MP who said that healthcare cost now is "already quite low and manageable in Singapore"
A MP who "don't have any specific policies" that she felt "strongly against"
A MP who walks a lot and then tells us how much she'd walked first thing in a rally
A MP who will be getting $15,000/month for the next 5 years

Are we treated like idiots that we have no choice but to choose her team?
Guess what?
I think she'll get her $15,000x12x5= $900,000 (excl. bonus) and we'll all be paying for her.
That sux...

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