Saturday, September 22, 2007

Chris Daughtry

Won a pair of tickets to watch Chris Daughtry live in Singapore. I was estatic. I totally forgot he was coming even. I joined Samsung Fun Club and took part in the contest. Then last Tuesday, I got a call while at work- "Are you Ian Michael Binny, Samsung Fun Club member?" "Yes." was my reply. "You've won a pair of tickets to watch Chris Daughty live." "Alright! Yeah!" "Ok, ya, just come down to St. James Powerstation to collect your tickets." His reply totally brought my excitement about it down a bit. But after the call, I was glad that I won a pair of tickets to watch my favourite American Idol artiste. I don't even own a Samsung phone! Haha....
The day came and I was shocked to see a hellava long queue. There were hundreds of people there. I was thinking to myself, "How can everyone fit into this place? Is it that big?" I was right. I was one of the last few allowed in, and there was still a long queue stretching around the building. My guess is that the rest didnt get in. And most were winners like me. St. James was grossly overbooked and overcrowded. I brought Jasmine along who couldn't see a thing, and was squashed against the wall for the most part. I enjoyed the music but was dissapointed at the lack of planning by the organisers. It was too badly planned. I had to apologise to Jasmine for the lack of everything. After all that, she still offered me a Chris Daughtry poster signed by the band, which was given by her friend. Thanks Jas! Really appreciate it.
Other than that, I was not feeling so well on Friday. Started with a sore throat on Thursday, and feeling down, then went on to running nose on Friday, and still feeling down, but I seem to have recovered today, Saturday. Thank goodness I didn't get fever. I really used all my strength to show that I feel fine while I was sick. Don't want to bring others down while I'm sick. Though I really had to cancel on the Friday outing with my colleagues. Sorry guys. But I really needed the rest. There's actually other things that I want to write on my blog, but I'm worried that it will be read. Tsk... Too bad people. But I guess if you are close to me, you will know sooner or later. So till then, I'll end my post here. Haha.... Don't be sad, I'll still leave you with wise sayings from Ynnib Nai-
Don't be irreplaceable; if you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Anime figurine protesters meet real police

True story from Reuters. Can read more at For the 1st time, they put in a real story because this real story is already cock up.

Fri Sep 7, 2007 12:35PM BST

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A protest action by a group of Singaporeans with Japanese anime figurines such as the 5-inch tall Ultramen, robots and monsters with placards met some real-life police in the city-state.

A handful of fans of Japanese anime had turned up at a Singapore public park on August 25 with armfuls of the toys to protest against a clampdown on Internet downloading of anime material by Singapore animation distributor Odex.

The incident was not reported in the local press, but pictures and accounts have started circulating on many blogs and political Web sites. (

"The police didn't stop us from what we wanted to do. But their being there was enough to intimidate," the event's organiser -- who only wanted to be known by his online moniker Zer0 -- told Reuters by telephone.

He added that police -- who had four anti-riot vans at the scene -- also took down the anime fans' particulars and that they were filmed by plainclothes policemen. A police spokeswoman said she could not immediately comment.

Public protests are rare in Singapore, where outdoor demonstrations are banned and any public gathering of more than four people requires a permit.