Monday, January 24, 2011

Ladies that founded the "UFOs" in Maxwell

Heard of the famous "UFOs" in Maxwell Food Centre in Singapore?

"Foo Chow" (Fuzhou) Oyster Cake also known locally as "UFO" is definitely one of those rare deep fried snacks you wouldn't mind queuing if you are dining at Maxwell market.

These two friendly ladies are the owner of this famous hawker stall that make the best "UFOs" in town

Maxwell Fuzhou Oyster Cake Stall at Maxwell

Address: Maxwell Road #01-05 Maxwell Food Centre Singapore
Opening Hours
9.30am – 8.30pm
(Closed on Sun)Tel: +65 9344 1296

2 types of Oyster Cakes on the menu:

1)  Standard (pork, veg and prawn) without oyster for $1.50

2)  Standard plus oyster for $2.00

If you ever tried one of these, you will definitely be hooked... ready for the challenge?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Who will be Steve Jobs' Successor?

Unlike at Microsoft, many wonder will life be the same at Apple should Steve Jobs (Apple's CEO & Co-founder) retires from the scene.

It seems Steve Jobs is officially on medical leave till further notice while maintaining his position as CEO. Meanwhile, Tim Cook Apple's COO runs the show.

For more info on Tim's Bio, check out -

Below is an organisation chart of Apple's top executives:
Top Executives at Apple Inc.

Check out the email sent to all Apple employees:

Monday, January 17, 2011 - 08:51 AM EST Apple CEO Steve Jobs, 55, today sent the following email to all Apple employees:


At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company.

I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for all of Apple’s day to day operations. I have great confidence that Tim and the rest of the executive management team will do a terrific job executing the exciting plans we have in place for 2011.

I love Apple so much and hope to be back as soon as I can. In the meantime, my family and I would deeply appreciate respect for our privacy.


Source: Apple Inc.

The timing of the announcement seems designed to allow the markets time to absorb the news as major markets such as NASDAQ are closed today due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Apple will announce fiscal year 2011 first quarter (Q111) financial results after market close on Tuesday, January 18, 2011. As usual, MacDailyNews will cover Apple's conference call with analysts live, beginning at 2pm PST/5pm EST.

I wonder what's Steve Wozniak's (the other "Steve" that co-founded Apple Inc) take on the current situation...

On November 18, 2010 Steve Wozniak gave a speech at the Science & Technology Summit at the World Forum Convention Center in The Hague in which he predicted that Android would be dominant over the iPhone market-wise but the iPhone would retain the quality edge

Stephen Gary "Woz" Wozniak (Right)

In my opinion, Apple's success is never really about who's most technologically advanced (in terms of hardware specs) it's about getting everyone in the entire eco-system to buy it's innovation & vision (or Steve Jobs') - which always have something to do with simplicity, style & elegance while embracing "State-of-the-Art"...

Meanwhile, expect more public appearance from the following executives on upcoming product launches :

Philip W. Schiller
Senior Vice President
Worldwide Product Marketing

Scott Forstall
Senior Vice President
iPhone Software


Jonathan Ive
Senior Vice President
Industrial Design

Friday, January 14, 2011

Top Watch Straps for Latest iPod Nano 6G

I've recently embarked on a journey to seek the top iPod Nano 6th Generation (6G) watch strap to replace my seemingly broken seiko wrist watch I had for more than 6 years...

"Can an iPod Nano 6G become a watch?"

Below are some of the most happening in the market...

1)    HEX Watch Band (made of Premium Silicon)
retailing at USD29.95
HEX Watch Band for iPod Nano 6G

Video on HEX Watch Band

2)    Frontal Concepts' Infuse iPod nano watch strap (made of Polycarbonate & Silicon)
retailing at USD24.95
Frontal Concepts' Infuse iPod Nano 6G Watch Strap

It's available in Black, White & Brown.

3)    TikTok (made of high grade Silicon Rubber) & LunaTik (made of Aerospace grade Aluminum/Silicon rubber/Stainless Steel) iPod Nano watch kits
Retailing at USD34.95 & USD69.95 respectively
TikTok (L) & LunaTik (R)

LunaTik iPod Nano Watch Kit

Video on TikTok & LunaTik's creator, Scott Wilson

TikTok+LunaTik from Visere on Vimeo.

 4)   Maratac Nylon Single piece band
retailing at USD14.00
Maratac iPod Nano Watch Band

5)    Belkin iPod Nano Wristfit Watch Band (made of stretchable neoprene)

Retailing at USD19.90
Belkin WristFit

Review on Belkin Wristfit

6)    iWatchz Nanoclipz is probably the thinnest & quickest solution as Watch Band for iPod Nano 6G

Retailing at USD19.90

So are you considering getting a iPod Nano Watch?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Top Thai Romantic Comedies - Hello Stranger (กวน มึน โฮ) & BTS

Thais have always been famous for their creative and funny advertisements, it's not surprising to get Top grossing romantic comedy movies like "Hello Stranger" and "Bangkok Traffic Love Story" (BTS).

My wifey is a big fan of romantic dramas in particularly the Korean ones... after introducing her BTS she's been hooked onto a number of Thai comedies...

We have recently caught the latest comedy from GTH entitled "Hello Stranger" (Kuan Meun Ho) กวน มึน โฮ.

Following last year's success of BTS,  Banjong Pisanthanakun has directed another highly entertaining romantic comedy. This time is about a heart-warming tale of a bubbly gal who is obsessed with the K-wave encountering a heart-broken but extremely obnoxious guy while she's on a trip to Seoul to recapture "moments" of her favourite korean dramas.

"Hello Stranger" directed by Banjong Pisanthanakun

Behind the scene shots of Hello Stranger:

The Movie was originally named "Knowing You, Knowing me" but changing it to Hello Stranger for it's international debut... check the pictures of the cast..

Nuengtida Sopon (L), Banjong Pisanthanakun, Chantawich Tanasewi (R)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Helly Kitty Thumbdrive Keychain

Just bought an interesting looking "Hello Kitty" Jewellery USB Thumb (Flash) Drive keychain for a friend who is crazy on branded bags & worked in an IT firm... thought it's apt gift for her...

Neat looking Hello Kitty Keychain cum USB Flash Drive bought in Singapore
Hello Kitty USB Thumbdrive

Hello Kitty USB Thumbdrive

So I guess anything can be designed to be a USB flash drive...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My Oris Automatic Watch List

I'm thinking of getting one of the following Oris Automatic Watches... as my Seiko Chrono watch just died...

Men's Oris Stainless Steel Artelier

Price: $1,700.00

Product Details :
Stock Number:OR64575964051LS
Metal Type:Stainless Steel
Width:45 mm
Clasp:Deployment Clasp
Dial Color:Silver Guilloche
Band Material:Brown Leather w/ Crocodile Pattern
Movement Type:Automatic
Water Resistant:30 meters
Date Window:Yes
Warranty:2 Year by Manufacturer

Men's Oris Stainless Steel Artelier Complication

Price: $1,495.00

Product Details :
Stock Number:OR58175464051LS
Metal Type:Stainless Steel
Width:40.5 mm
Clasp:Deployment Clasp
Dial Color:Silver Guilloche
Band Material:Black Leather w/ Crocodile Pattern
Movement Type:Automatic
Water Resistant:30 meters
Date Window:No
Warranty:2 Year by Manufacturer

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