Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My star sign - Libra

LIBRA - The Asshole (9/23-10/22)
Caring and kind. Smart.
Center of attention. High appeal.
Has the last word. Good to find, hard to keep.
Fun to be around. Extremely weird but in a good way.

Well at least they got the first part right!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Filipina maid suspect in Hong Kong boss's murder

Oh dear ... and just as the number of Indonesians employed as domestic helpers in HK overtakes that of Filipinas ....

Frankly, the way some local employers treat (correction: MIS-treat) their helpers I'm surprised it doesn't happen on a regular basis!

Filipina maid suspect in Hong Kong boss's murder

A Filipina maid was Thursday arrested on suspicion of murdering her Hong Kong employer, police said.

The 47-year-old female victim was found by police lying dead in the lounge of her flat with multiple cut wounds, a police statement said. A knife was found next to her.

Local broadcaster RTHK said the victim was a civil servant who worked as an engineering project manager.

Police were alerted at 4:50 am (2050 GMT) by neighbours in the Happy Valley district who had heard a woman yelling for help, assistant police commander Gareth Williams said.


Neighbours "heard some shouting coming from the flat on the 12th floor," he told RTHK.

"(Police) saw some bloodstains on the door, so they broke open the door. When they entered they found the body of the deceased lying on the floor in the lounge, with multiple serious injuries all over the body," he said.

The maid, aged 35, was found in the bedroom and was arrested by police, the statement said. She had also suffered injuries, although she was conscious, and was treated in hospital.

A post-mortem examination was expected to be conducted later Thursday to ascertain the cause of the woman's death, the statement said.

More than 100,000 Filipinos work in the southern Chinese city of Hong Kong, mostly as low-paid domestic workers. It is not uncommon for Hong Kong families to have a live-in maid, who will do most of the cooking and look after the family's children.

Relationships between maids and employers can sometimes be strained, with campaigners saying many are underpaid and have to live in poor accommodation, although violence is rare.

Someone told me that the maid appeared to believe the employer was possessed by an evil demon or something along those lines ... HK employers take note: hallucinations are a common side effect of sleep deprivation!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Worst Logo Ever?

This logo was designed in 1973 for the Catholic Church's Archdiocesan Youth Commission (the country isn't mentioned by I assume it's either the US or possibly Canada.)

Is that a small child? No he's a goblin!


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Mr Douglas! You didn't?

Bizzarre: I did find out who Mr Douglas is. He was also kind enough to explain wtf he wants from me ...

Dearest,

I am Douglas McDougall, one of the Board of Directors of The Scottish Investment Trust Plc. One of the UK..s largest oldest independent self managed funds management company with over £45billion Capital Investment Funds.

Nevertheless, as Scottish Investment Funds Manager, I handle all our Investor's Direct Capital Funds and secretly extract 1.3% Excess Maximum Return Capital Profit (EMRCP) per annum on each of the Investor’s Magellan Capital Funds. As an expert, I have made over (GBP 60million) Sixty Million Great Britain Pounds from the Investor's EMRCP and hereby looking for someone to trust who will stand as an Investor to receive the funds as Annual Investment Proceeds from Scottish Magellan Capital Funds.

All confirmable documents to back up the claims will be made available to you prior to your acceptance. Meanwhile, I have worked out the strategies and technicalities whereby the funds can be claimed in any of our Clearing Houses without any hitches. Our sharing ratio should be 70-30. Incase you are interested,You can state down your direct telephone number, for discussions or you reach me at my cell +44-703-596-9839. ,Relate your interest via my email (douglasmc1971@gmail.com)


Sincerely

Mr. Douglas McDougall OBE
The Scottish Investment Trust
6 Albyn Place Edinburgh EH2 4NL
www.sit.co.uk
http://www.sit.co.uk/pdf/AR-2008-06-boardofdirectors.pdf

Oh poor poor Mr Douglas! He'll never shake this off ... Funny, he doesn't look very Nigerian ...

My new friend: Mr Douglas

Got a notification from MySpace that some guy called Mr Douglas wants to be my friend ... Apparently he's on the board of directors of some Scottish bank (I thought they all went belly-up?) How he got my name or WTF he wants to be my friend for I haven't the foggiest ...

But also in my inbox was this gem from the bird on the right:

Hello, my friend! You can lend me 80,000 U.S. dollars it? How ridiculous it sounds, I never thought this would be a strange way to borrow money from foreign friends, my business had a loss of money, in the platform for the friends I really just try to borrow money, you will do when a joke. I was doing the business of railway equipment, and loss of money I do not own the business, but investment in other business friends, if you help me, I will also part of the money each year to you, I have a small shop, there are 60,000 annual income can be also a part of, can only explain so, I will seek God as their own a! then that I in money, not cheat, I need the money is also part of the debt, but also with the money to re-do a good job in the business! believe that God can prove what I have said is the truth! I am Chinese, but my English well, I have the ID card. my phone 13806782468

A perfect match!

The bit I liked was "in the platform for the friends I really just try to borrow money, you will do when a joke. I was doing the business of railway equipment" Don't need any steam engines right now, thanks ... But maybe in Scotland?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The latest fake product from China: Eggs

According to a report in the Hong Kong Standard, Health alert after mainland fake eggs found, fake eggs have been surfaced in Fujian province. And they can cause mental retardation. Nice.


The realistic-looking fakes contain no protein. Instead, chemicals such as alum, sodium alginate, gelatin, calcium chloride and sodium benzoate are found in them. The "yolk" is dyed with tartrazine while the eggshell is made of calcium carbonate.


What amazes me is that anyone could construct a realistic-looking egg at a lower price than by keeping a chicken! But according to the report: "The fake eggs are easy to make and cost 1 to 5 HK cents, compared with 25 to 30 cents for real eggs." Budding counterfeiters might like to study (the undated posting) on Weird Asia News, China’s 10 Steps to Make a Fake Egg.





According to an earlier posting on hoax-slayer.com, the fake aggs story is a hoax. Just goes to show you can't believe everything you read on (myth busting) websites!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Found on Youtube: Girl Fight in Wan Chai


Can't quite place the location ... is it near Maya Bar? I'm sure that's Andy Bright in the middle of it though! He he!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Quotes about god/organized religion

Came across some great quotes about God and organised superstitions ... errr ... I mean religions ... at this site: nyctophilia.net. Here's one of my favourites:


"Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of 10 things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these 10 things he has a special place full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry for ever and ever until the end of time...but he loves you. And he needs money." -George Carlin

Friday, October 24, 2008

Great use of high-tech by SNL

Saturday Night Live have a great skit where the analyst uses a high-tech board to mess around with a map of the US in a parody of CNN.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Free SMS via web

Here's a great new service for those who run out of load when using a stored value SIM card in their mobile or others whose account is suspended for not paying the bill for some reason or other ("What bill?" He He). I suppose it could also be a value if your mobile battery runs out or you lose your phone! Assuming you have a memory like Rainman to store all those phone numbers in the address book you just lost!



Breathe Mobile Free WebSMS



Sounds too good to be true? Well there is a catch ... but it's not so unpleasant: the service is ad-supported so the recipient will receive an ad inserted into your message. This means your message has to be shortened to 80 characters. But since you can send up to 15 free messages a day, you should be able to get a message sent to the wife to inform her you're in Delhi and an elephant trod on the mobile you just dropped on the street ... Help!