MAMA 2014 Korean Music Awards Live Performance

MAMA 2014 Performace

Watched a 7-hour live TV show yesterday with my teen daughters. It’s the MAMA 2014 (Mnet Asian Music Awards) held in Hong Kong. “Why is a grand Korean music awards show held outside of Korea?” That’s the question my wife and I asked the kids, and the answer is… Mnet “Asian” as the name implies. […]

San-X Sumikko Gurashi Plushies for Christmas

San-X Sumikko Gurashi Plush Christmas gift ideas

Another set of Christmas gift ideas that my daughter know better. I just learnt of this big Japanese brand San-X that makes cute stuff. Cute characters like bears, cats, and even Dust with mini dust! Then there is “Penguin?”, officially spelled with a question mark! Finally… Polar Tonkatsu is left-over meat with a nose made of […]

Tags Disappeared from My WordPress Blog

I was updating an ecommerce blog when I noticed something bad. The tags for every post were suddenly missing! Simply disappeared! I suspected a few possibilities but turned to google for quick help. Here is what I did to restore the the missing WordPress blog tags. This is a bunch of chronicled journal. Skip to the end for […]

How to Eject a Stuck Disc from MacBook Pro

How to force eject a stuck disc from MacBook Pro

I burned six discs for a client this morning and the sixth one got stuck. There was a burn failure error message but no Disc icon or eject button. Tried several ways, including banging, and discovered three simple steps. 1. Shut down. 2. Click and hold touchpad. 3. Turn on. The disc popped out from […]

Lessons Learnt from Aircon Installation Service


Today, we replaced our defective 13-year-old aircon with the new Mitsubishi Starmex System. We chose this model because Jack Neo demonstrated on TV the easy self cleaning maintenance. In this post, I document the little lessons learnt from this experience of aircon installation. Lesson #1: Installing on weekdays is recommended over weekends to avoid complaints […]

Signing Up for Amazon UK Affiliate Program

Signing up for Amazon UK Affiliate Program

For years, I have been making trickle of dollars from Amazon affiliate program. Recently, sales picked up, especially in the cameras and accessories items. From my website statistics, I can see visitors coming from all over the world. However, I suspect sales were mostly done with the US visitors, and not the rest. That is […]

Car COE (Certificate of Entitlement) Prices in Singapore

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Historical Chart… (Hover your mouse over the graph to see value)   This COE chart is made for my personal reference. Let me know if you spot any error. Categories: Category A – Cars up to 1600cc & 97kW (130bhp) Category B – Cars above 1600cc or 97kW (130bhp) Category C – Goods Vehicles and […]

How I Deleted a Million WordPress Spam Comments


Today, I optimised my blog with  WP-Optimize by Ruhani Rabin of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Basically, the free WordPress Plugin cleans up loose clutter that is accumulating in the database. This is the report I get after optimising… 2010 post revisions deleted 3 auto drafts deleted 0 items removed from Trash 960627 spam comments deleted 33 comments removed from […]