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Toast Box outlet closed over pest and roach infestations

27/05/2018 Leave a comment

The Toast Box outlet at Plaza Singapura was closed and their license suspended for two weeks because of roach and rat infestations. They were also fined $800 (a slap on the wrist really). I read this article online yesterday and I was not surprised. The reason I say so is because something similar happened at a Toast Box outlet at Asia Square in 2015 as reported by on their website. Incidentally, I would like to acknowledge them for the pic below.

So Toast Box, this is nothing new I suppose. You guys had better be more stringent in your hygiene checks. This is absolutely unacceptable

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Gary Neville’s tweet about Liverpool’s defeat to Real Madrid

27/05/2018 Leave a comment

And like all other things or pics of this nature, I will leave this one right here.

Rest in peace Phil Emmanuel

26/05/2018 Leave a comment

I got a shock when I woke up this morning. Australia Guitar legend Phil Emmanuel passed away at the age of 65 after an asthma attack. I actually met Phil when he came to Singapore in 2013. Totally down-to-earth, funny and an absolute legend on the guitar. He was promoting his album Chariots Of Fire that he collaborated on with Rob Bostock. He took a picture with me and signed the album that he gave me. A top, top bloke in my opinion. Thanks to for this awesome picture of him. Rest in peace Phil. There is a party in heaven and I bet you will be one of the legendary guitarists leading it.

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The flu bug strikes again

25/05/2018 Leave a comment

Yep. The flu bug has hit me once again. The last time I had it was just before Chinese New Year this year, in February. I went to the doctor and he tells me that my throat is quite inflamed. He also told me that I must have caught it from someone. I have a feeling who it could have been and although it is not his fault, I get pretty pissed that my immune system is not the strongest. In any case, he has put me on a treatment of antibiotics, antihistamines and cough medicine. Looks like I have to take things easy this weekend

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PVC-Link ELCB and socket tester

23/05/2018 Leave a comment

As many will know, I am working on a big project that is just that…huge. I am installing the whole PA system in a new building. However, life is anything but rosy in that place. Sometimes I get issues that just mystify me. Like this issue above. I found out that the neutral of the electrical socket was lighting up my test-pen. Now that is not a good sign. Then the electrician came with this very nifty gadget, one that I want to get. It is an ELCB and socket tester, made by a company named PVC-Link. How it works is the combination of three lights above will show you what is wrong with the circuit. In my case, it was an issue with there being no neutral present in the circuit. Now how did that happen, I just do not know. All I know is that I want one of these gadgets. It will be VERY handy for my tool-case!

Five months after quitting smoking

22/05/2018 Leave a comment

Today marks the 5th month after I gave up smoking. I have said it before and I will repeat it…I am very proud of that. I do get some urges sometimes. I will not deny it. But I will say this…I have managed to rebuff all those urges. Read this story on Mary and how she feels after quitting. Just like her, it is my fifth month. To all who are reading this and still smoking, I hope you will stop.

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Yanny or Laurel?

21/05/2018 Leave a comment

My take on the Yanny and Laurel viral thingy. Honestly.

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