Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Maid PC Case

The Japanese have taken their fetish for sexy maids to a new level with this Maid PC case which is a Mini-ITX compatible case hidden within the hips and legs, and covered by a choice of one of two maid skirts.

Also read: The Bikini Babe PC

Radiohead wants Prince to unblock Creep cover videos on YouTube

Prince did a cover of Creep, one of my favourite songs by Radiohead, at a concert recently and videos of his performance on YouTube were shamelessly blocked by Prince's own record company and that made Radiohead very angry. From Yahoo News:
In a recent interview, Thom Yorke said he heard about Prince's performance from a text message and thought it was "hilarious." Yorke laughed when his bandmate, guitarist Ed O'Brien, said the blocking had prevented him from seeing Prince's version of their song.

"Really? He's blocked it?" asked Yorke, who figured it was their song to block or not. "Surely we should block it. Hang on a moment."

Yorke added: "Well, tell him to unblock it. It's our ... song."
I just did a search on YouTube and some videos of the performance are now online. Here's one of them. Watch it before Prince blocks it again.



After watching this, I guess I now know why Prince doesn't want anyone watching this on YouTube. Bloody hell, he murdered the song!

Dream desk for fun loving executives

This Dream Desk may look so old and out of place in the modern office - well, it's made in the 40s - but check out its "play side" which has a built in fridge for all your beers and other drinks, a pull out mixing bar, bar racks, two decanters and even a personal safe. Just make sure your boss isn't around when you party aye.

(Thanks primus)

WinePod: Personal Winery

Wanna make your own fine wine in the comfort of your home? WinePod is a state-of-the-art tool for small lot artisan winemaking that is easy to use. It integrates fermentation, pressing, and ageing in one elegant unit. It also comes with an interactive winemaking software that guides you step-by-step through the winemaking process and records your winemaking data. Ok, I want one at home!

Hot Dog Rotisserie

This Hot Dog Rotisserie by Giles & Posner is the perfect appliance to have if you want cinema style hot dogs at home. It easily cooks up to 4 hot dogs and it can even heat your two buns to toasty hot!

(via DVICE)

MANties: Panties for Men

Panties are for girls. MANties are for guys. Crikey! These folks even have a wide range of them from plain to lacey. I think this is just so wrong and yes, you guessed it, I'm not going to wear them.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Today's Singapore News

1) SIA bans work-related matters on personal blogs
2) Dragon boat team which lost 5 rowers encountered strong currents
3) Survey shows most people unaware smoking can cause blindness
4) Resorts World at Sentosa drops shark's fin from its menu
5) Singaporeans come to Johor for more than just fuel
6) StarHub says pay TV subscribers to grow 5 to 10 percent a year
7) More low-income earners gambling bigger sums
8) 20 firms pledge to give one-off payout to help workers
9) JBJ to defend Chee siblings
10 Critic confronts Lee in Singapore court

Read them all at Topix Singapore News, edited by yours truly.

Firefox wants to set a new world record

I've just submitted my pledge to get Firefox 3 during Download Day and help set the Guinness World Record for Most Software Downloaded in 24 Hours. So far there are 748 pledges from Singapore.

Japanese Dekotora Trucks

The Japanese sure like to dress up their trucks. These Dekatora trucks look so awesome with their huge body kits and colourful lights that I wish they would transform into a blinged out Optimus Prime.

The Most Disgusting Bike Ever

Finnish artist Mimosa Pale created a giant vulva bicycle taxi so disgusting and shocking that I had to post a censored image of it here. Who in their right frame of mind would actually ride inside this? I know pussy and bikes are two favourite things for guys but combining the two into one is not a good idea.

Blogger challenges MM Lee

In what could be the most daring or foolish act ever in the history of the blogosphere, a blogger has challenged MM Lee to sue him. I really hope he has a lot of money to spare. From Singapore Dissident:
This is Gopalan Nair in Singapore today, May 29, 2008. I have been in Singapore since May 25, 2008, and staying now at Broadway Hotel, Room 708, 195 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218067.

I am deliberately stating my identity and my present exact location for a definite purpose. On day 2 of Lee Kuan Yew and son verses Dr. Chee Soon Juan case, Lee senior had said in answer to a question by Dr. Chee, that if he, Lee Kuan Yew, knew the identity of bloggers in cyberspace who defamed him (defamation being used of course in the Singaporean sense), he will sue and bankrupt them.

He had earlier sidestepped the question by saying, that he had difficulty suing critics of his in the Internet because their identities were not usually known. When pressed, he categorically and deliberately stated that he will sue if they made known their identities.
Update: No reply from MM Lee and company, so he writes another post.

Update: According to the Sunday Times (1 June 2008), Gopalan is now under police custody and charged with e-mail abuse. He was believed to have sent an email which was directed against Judge Belinda Ang. The police are charging him under the offence of "threatening, abusing or insulting a public servant". No updates on his blog about this yet. Channel NewsAsia's report here. (Thanks Mr Big, ANG, Lancerlord)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Ultrasonic Batgoggles

These Ultrasonic Batgoggles will allow you to feel what it's like to be a bat and "see" with your ears instead with your eyes, if you don't mind looking silly wearing 'em.

(via Engadget)

Paper Superheroes

Download Spiderman, Hulk, Wolverine and other superheroes here. Man, these superhero papercrafts are so awesome that I'm tempted to go fix my faulty colour printer so that I can make some myself.

(Thanks Gareth)

Cartoons on Sticky Notes

Dude draws cute chicken cartoons on sticky notes. He says, "Like some sort of haunting supernatural force, the chickens bubbled up from the ol' subconscious mind. In a trance-like state, I drew them on office whiteboards. I drew them in notebooks. I drew them on anything that sat still long enough. People started asking, "Who's drawing those damn chicken cartoons everywhere?" The chickens were unstoppable. To retain my sanity, all I could do was grab a stack of sticky notes, and release the Savage Chickens.

David Wasserman: Tin Can Artist

The late David Wasserman nailed small pieces of tin cans, aluminum soda cans and other metals to sheets of plywood, to create large-scale but incredibly detailed pictures of people, powerful beasts, the depths of space, family photos and urban cityscapes.

Ah, so that's what happens...



... inside the male body during a love making session. I see.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Composite Friends

Send artist Shawn Feeney your photo and a photo of one of your close friends. He will then draw a composite of your two faces. His aim is to draw a total of 64 facial images of composite friends. He will then draw a series of composites from the composites; 32 drawings combining four faces each, 16 drawings combining eight faces each, and so on until finally there is one drawing derived from all 128 faces. Amazing project!

Star Trek: The Cake

Baker Duff Goldman made this special Star Trek cake that will be featured on a TV show called, "Ace of Cakes". Will Trekkies eat this one?

(Thanks Sir Thomas)

Spectacular Phoenix landing on Mars captured

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The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRise) camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured a breathtaking image of the Phoenix Lander passing infront of a huge crater on the way to its picture perfect landing on Mars. HiRise has also taken images (here and here) of the lander hardware hours after its landing. The HiRise blog has more updates and also check out NASA's Phoenix website for more info about the Phoenix mission.

Inside S.Korea's crazy world of professional computer gaming

Professional computing gaming is big business in Seoul which also happens to be the home to the world’s first ever professional computer games league. The Listening Post travelled to the South Korean capital for an insight into the country's strange world of professional computer gaming. From Listening Post:
Kim Eun-dung, the director of the STX Soul team says there are about 22 people currently living in the squad's house.

"Living in the house at the moment we have the pro-players who take part in match games, apprentices trying to become pro-players, and a few coaching staff … all eating, sleeping and training here," he says.

"Some apprentices are as young as 12 and players generally continue their career into their 20s. It seems the players aiming to become pro are getting younger and younger."

A lot of gamers spend many years living in their team house.

"I started my gaming career when I was 17, so I've now been leading the life of a pro-gamer for almost 3 years,” Jin Young-soo, one of STX Soul’s star gamers, says.

"In my third year of high school I went before my parents and told them: 'Mum, Dad, this is better suited to me than studying. I'm going to live as a gamer, I’m going to Seoul to try out at the team house.'"

Although they live away from home the gamers are fully cared for. The team director's sister, Ajumah Kim, lives in the house and does the players' laundry, cleaning and other housework.

Singapore company wants websites to pay for linking images

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Vuestar, a Singapore company which owns patents focusing on internet searching via visual images, identity security and copyright assets, is demanding website owners to pay them a fee if their website "has been developed by or for a URL addressee/owner and uses visual images to hyperlink to other pages in which any first or subsequent page provides the contact details of an Organisation would in Legal terms appear to use the steps and methods outlined in a claim of the Patent".

Yup. WTF!

Vuestar has started issuing invoices (see a scanned copy above and view the rest here) to a number of websites in Singapore. According to its Vuestar's FAQ page, those who do not pay up will not be able to use images to link to other pages on their websites:
What happens if I don’t pay?
You will not be granted the VUESTAR User Licence and will be unable lawfully to use visual images to access the worldwide web. Our collection agencies will recover unpaid fees.

What if I still use visual images to access sites/content?
Having been provided with proper notice of VUESTAR ’s rights, you will be deemed to have entered into a user Licence and be liable for a fee each year based upon usage/traffic. Our collection agency will recover any annual unpaid fees.
I think this is perhaps the most ridiculous thing that I have ever come across and no one should pay these suckers a single cent at all. Violating their intellectual property? Intellectual property my ass! Since when is linking images be deemed as an intellectual property?

If they think they can profit by charging websites for linking images, then they are not only stupid and brainless but they are also so very, very, very wrong and I'm sure the law for the benefit of the internet community, will not allow these suckers to do so regardless if they have the damn patent or not.

Update:

Keystone Law says that claims by Vuestar should be taken seriously. (PDF)

Vuestar may think it has the right to start invoicing companies in Singapore but in the U.S., "the results of ordinary innovation are not the subject of exclusive rights under the patent laws".

(Thanks Mr Big, Lord Kimbo, GeekGod, Sir Thomas)

Today's Singapore News

1) Sparks fly as opposition politician questions Singapore leaders
2) Singaporeans likely to cut down on trips to Malaysia once petrol sale ban starts
3) No news of Singaporean attempting to be the first woman on top of Everest
4) Sex and the City fan duped in $19,000 show package
5) Singapore universities using Facebook and Wikis to teach
6) Online scams soliciting 'donations' for disaster-hit
7) S'pore conman in Thailand: 13 more victims
8) More see gambling as leisure, more start gambling younger
9) More degree programmes for poly students by 2010
10) Fast downloads on the go for Singaporeans

Read them at Topix Singapore News, edited by yours truly.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Tokidoki

Tokidoki is a company that designs and sells apparels, bags, cosmetics, toys, etc. It is famous for its unique interpretation of Japan. The colourful artwork used on all its products is amazing and I especially love the girls. Pretty!

Video game illustrations on vintage book pages

Etsy member cyberhadji says, "This is a print from a series of illustrations on vintage book pages. The illustrations are my re-imaginings of the video game characters nearest and dearest to my heart." Check out his work here.

(via Level Select)

Rust n' Scratch stickers for your car

These rust and scratch stickers are designed to make your beautiful bike/car look rusted and scratched so that passing thieves assume it's not worth stealing. Dude who's selling them says, "I have stuck them to my shiney new red bike and can confirm it hasn't been stolen yet. 13 days of not being stolen in London probably equates to 7 years of non-stealing in the friendly countryside."

(via Gearfuse)

Today's Singapore News

1) 'Unreasonable' to fault ISB director for escape
2) Singapore's superjumbo gets Olympics call up
3) PUB clears river sludge along Robertson Quay
4) Chee fails to oust PM, MM from court
5) 24 hours to report all accidents to insurers
6) Study on retrofitting seat belts in small buses to be ready in 3 to 6 months
7) Singapore refuses to grant maids mandatory days off
8) S$9.5m raised so far by TV charity show to help Sichuan quake victims
9) Singapore sacks superintendent of detention centre over escape
10) Singapore, Malaysia grapple with UN court decision

Read them all at Topix Singapore News, edited by yours truly.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Powers of 10



Watch this famous short film that takes you exponentially outward from a picnic in a park — first one meter, then 10 meters, then 100 meters, etc. — to show humanity’s place in the universe, and then reverses the process, going inward by powers of ten to look inside the human body and finally inside individual atoms.

(via Nerdcore)

Chen Zhun's Biker Babes

Chinese babes, bikes, guns, bullets and weird fashion - what's not to love aye? Chen Zhun took these yummy photos for his photo comic novel. These were scanned from FHM China 3rd Anniversary issue.

(via Juhana Petterson)

Related: FHM China's Olympic Epic Photo Spread

Prime Minister of India for sale

An auction house is helping Dow Chemicals sell the services of India's Prime Minister on eBay for 10 million rupees. From eBay:
DOW Chemicals, headquartered in Michigan owns a substantial portion of the professional services offered by Dr. Manmohan Singh (henceforth referred to as the product), currently anointed as the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India. Because of the high price commanded for his services, he is widely regarded as the most honest politician of India. And despite the high price tag, the product has excellent VFM and RTI factors. He has consistently been the most valuable service provider for Dow Chemicals, a multi-milllion dollar company with thousands recruits. Dow retained the right to lease him out or sell him to third parties without any explicit approval. The company has decided to sell its stake in the product, and any individual or corporation is free to place an open bid for his services. It must be said that like gold, oil, food and land, the value of prime minister of India increases exponentially with time and experience.

Gig Poster Art

Dude draws gig posters and record sleeves. Wow! He is really good.

(Thanks Seb)

Ikea Instructions

Mike Sacks' funny little piece for the June 2006 edition of Esquire, is about the perils of reading those Ikea furniture instructions. The ending is classic! You can view his other works here and here.

The Muppet Show: The Star Wars Episode

Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, R2-D2 and Chewbacca meet Kermit the frog, Miss Piggy and other characters on the The Muppet Show. Watch it here and cringe!

Tomato with a nose spotted at Sheng Siong

Tomato with a nose

I was at Sheng Siong in Woodlands yesterday when I spotted this strange looking tomato growing what looks like a nose or a dick. I should have bought it and sell it on eBay.

StarHub set-up box ruins American Idol finale

Looks like I'm not the only one who is complaining about my StarHub DVR set-top box not recording the final moments of the American Idol finale during the live telecast last week. Those in the U.S. faced the same problem too with their TiVos. From Buzzwatch:
“The winner is … David …” Argh!

That’s how last night’s “American Idol” finale wrapped up for some viewers who had taped the show on TiVos and other digital-video recorder devices. Because “Idol” ran slightly long, some DVRs cut off the show before the winner was revealed–leaving those viewers hanging at the most suspenseful moment.

The poorly timed cutoff has become something of a tradition for the Fox program. Viewers who timeshifted the show with DVRs were denied the climactic moment last year, too.

If anything, this year’s incident was worse. The “Idol” finale came down to two contestants, both named David. Some viewers report that their DVRs stopped recording just after host Ryan Seacrest uttered the words, “The winner, by 12 million votes, of ‘American Idol’ 2008 is…David”–but before he revealed the last name.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

11 Scorching-Hot Female Cosplayers

Slobs of Gaming list their 11 most scorching-hot female cosplayers ever. I'm not a big fan of cosplay but this chick who gives us an absolutely stunning version of Mai Shiranui, is very much welcomed to turn me into one anytime man.

Vintage Toy Paper Models

No cutting. No pasting. Easy to assemble! Toy paper models produced by Fawcett Publications back in the 1940s, from an eBay auction that just ended recently.

Optimus Prime from used auto spare parts

The folks at Robot-Models use old car and motorcycle spare parts to make this wonderful sculpture of Optimus Prime. They can also make other Transformers such as Bumblebee, Blackout, Megatron, Jazz, Ironhide and Blackout too.

Stephen Wiltshire draws Rome, Hong Kong with his memory



Stephen Wiltshire who was diagnosed with autism when he was 3 years old, uses his incredible photographic memory to draw amazingly accurate huge drawings of cities like Rome (above) and Hong Kong after just one helicopter ride.

(Thanks prissy)

Old Paper Stuff

I'm about halfway through browsing this beautiful Flickr photoset of old paper stuff - ads and illustrations from old Spanish papers, magazines and books. There are 360 pictures in the collection!

Biggest drawing in the world

Dude sent away a briefcase with a GPS device to DHL with instructions to where it should go to around the world. The GPS then recorded the briefcase's journey and its paths were used to create his self portrait on the world map!

(via Mefi)

Friday, May 23, 2008

Today's Singapore News

1) Expect bigger bargains at this year's Great Singapore Sale
2) Singapore economy grows slower on weak demand
3) Singapore bans two sex video websites in symbolic move
4) Work, live and play at Paya Lebar Central and Kallang Riverside
5) New initiatives launched to promote green building movement
6) Petrol nears $2.40 a litre with second rise in a week
7) Pay rises for Singapore workers unlikely
8) HDB targets frivolous applicants
9) CashCard glitch: One-stop relief from next week
10) Singapore is 29th most peaceful country

Read them all at Topix Singapore News, edited by yours truly.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The New York Times' TimesMachine

The folks at New Tork Times now allow anyone to browse through their past issues from Volume 1, Number 1 on September 18, 1851, through December 30, 1922. Amazing! They call it their TimesMachine. Now, if only our Straits Times will do something like this instead of charging people for old news.

The Flatmobile: The World's Lowest Car



Dude built the world's lowest street legal car inspired by the Batmobile and it's even jet powered! The jet engine is fitted behind the internal combustion engine at the very rear of the car. It is a home built gas turbine jet engine. Man, I have to get one of these beauties.

The Incredible Edible Anus Chocolates

The Incredible Edible Anus is a new line of chocolates by Bisous. These chocolates are created with one thing on their mind: to produce a combination of taste and touch that takes you to "chocolate anus heaven". What will they think of next?

How many 5 year olds can you take in a fight?

You are in an enclosed area roughly the size of a basketball court. There are no weapons or foreign objects. You are not allowed kicks to the groin. The children are merciless and will show no fear. If a child is knocked unconscious, he is "out." The same goes for you. So how many 5 year olds can you take in a fight? Me: 26! Bring them on!

YouTomb: YouTube Watchdog

MIT Free Culture, a student organization at MIT creates YouTomb, a site that tracks videos taken down from YouTube for alleged copyright violation. From YouTomb:
YouTomb continually monitors the most popular videos on YouTube for copyright-related takedowns. Any information available in the metadata is retained, including who issued the complaint and how long the video was up before takedown. The goal of the project is to identify how YouTube recognizes potential copyright violations as well as to aggregate mistakes made by the algorithm...

When a user-submitted video is suspected to infringe copyright, the rights holder is contacted and given the option to take down the video in question. In addition, rights holders can submit DMCA takedown notifications at any time that cause YouTube to immediately remove alleged infringing content.

MIT Free Culture became especially interested in the issue after YouTube announced that it would begin using filtering technology to scan users' video and audio for near-matches with copyrighted material. While automating the takedown process may make enforcement easier, it also means that content falling under fair-use exceptions and even totally innocuous videos may receive some of the collateral damage.

As YouTube is not very transparent with the details surrounding this process and the software used, YouTomb was conceived to shed light on YouTube's practices, to educate the general public on the relevant copyright issues, and to provide helpful resources to users who have had their videos wrongfully taken down.

Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull

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Last night, Star Movies held an exclusive preview screening of Indiana Jones and The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull at Lido in Orchard. Ok before I write further, I have to admit that I'm not a big fan of the Indiana Jones. I don't know why. I love George Lucas and I've watched all his Star Wars films - religiously, I must add - but I never could find the same the love with his past Indiana Jones movies but oh boy, did I love this latest one alright.

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Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull features Indiana Jones who not surprisingly has aged quite a bit, against the bloody Russians for a crystal skull. I have to say that Harrison Ford is amazing once again in this latest Indiana Jones. Only in Hollywood can you get an old man do all the jumping, fighting, running without breaking any bones. The movie has a surprising alien theme to it. Yup you read that right. Aliens! And spaceship. It's like watching an episode from The X-Files!

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Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull is one hell of an entertaining movie from the start to finish and it may just be able to give the aging Indiana Jones some more new fans. The casting of Shia LaBeouf as Indiana Jones' son is a masterstroke by both Lucas and director Spielberg because Shia is like the next big thing and he can definitely carry the mantle of Indiana Jones for years to come. I also think Shia LaBeouf is the luckiest young dude on the planet now man. He got to play with big farking robots and now this. Also having George Lucas and Steven Spielberg as his friends has got to be really cool. Damn I'm jealous.

(Thanks WH/Star Movies)

Today's Singapore News

1) Great Singapore Sale kicks off on Friday
2) Singapore aims to be self-sufficient in water
3) Only 10 per cent of Singapore firms hit by corruption
4) Leisure Plan drawn up to enhance recreational options
5) Trash and burn: Singapore's waste problem
6) HDB refines flat application process
7) Political film on freedom in Singapore under probe
8) Government to spend S$30m on Punggol Waterfront town
9) Haze may hit in 2 weeks - it all depends on the wind
10 Sexually active women in Singapore advised to use the Pill

Read them all at Topix Singapore News, edited by yours truly.

David Cook is the new American Idol



Congratulations to my boy David Cook for winning American Idol. The result was announced this morning (Singapore time) live on Ch 5 in a two hour American Idol Season Finale. Some would say that David Cook winning the competition is a shocker but I wasn't surprised at all.

Yesterday, I already knew who's the likely winner thanks to the folks at DialIdol who once again correctly predicted the winner of American Idol. If you look at the data collected by DialIdol throughout the season, you can see that David Cook got most of the votes every week. There's no doubt. David Cook is the deserving American Idol.

Many thanks David for bringing us your own version of hits like Always Be My Baby and Billy Jean, and for turning me into a big fan of yours. I'm so happy that you won and I'll be looking forward to your album man. Rock on!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

1975 Aurora Monster Kits

What's scarier than having toy monsters in your room at night? Have them glow of course! Here is a gallery of Glow In The Dark Classic Monster Movie Kits. Aurora Plastics made these monsters back in 1975 to capitalise on the monster craze back then.

50´s Spanish Sci-fi Novels

Flickr photoset of Spanish science fiction novels from the '50s. Interesting. Too bad they are not in English. I think a couple of them are worth reading thanks to their eye catching covers.

(Thanks Dave Rivers)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Japanese Nipple Dance



The Japanese Nipple Dance involves female dancers rotating their "breasts" and beaming bright lights from their "nipples". Warning: It can be very hypnotic so don't watch too close aye.

(Thanks xXx)

When Superheroes grow old

Italian comic artist Donald Soffritti imagines how Batman, Robin and our other favourite superheroes would look like when they grow old. Push Robin, push!

(Thanks damelyn)

Even pandas need help

Amazing photos taken at Wolong nature reserve in China where hundreds of giant pandas were rescued during the recent quake. Awww those poor pandas.

(Thanks Johnny Q)

Today's Singapore News

1) Expert sees bright future for solar research in Singapore
2) Payment holiday for credit card is not worth taking
3) Quake aid scam exploit Singaporeans' generosity
4) Buddhism is the fastest-growing religion in Singapore
5) Robertson Quay restaurants claim stench from river affecting business
6) Getting food delivered to your home? It'll cost you more
7) Singaporeans waste 558,900 tonnes of food last year
8) Crackdown on those who do not pay TV licence under way
9) Jurong dogged by strays: Cat & dog lovers at odds
10) Starhub cuts BitTorrent connections of half of its subscribers

Read them all at Topix Singapore News, edited by yours truly.

Hello Kitty is named Japan tourism ambassador

Oh no! Japan has gone bonkers. It has appointed Hello Kitty as its ambassador to welcome tourists from China and Hong Kong. From AP:
The tourism ministry on Monday named Hello Kitty as its choice to represent the country in China and Hong Kong, two places where she is wildly popular among kids and young women.

Officials hope that tapping into that fan base will lead to a bigger flow of tourists into Japan, and closer toward their goal of attracting 10 million overseas visitors every year under the "Visit Japan" campaign...

At a press conference, Sanrio Co. President Shintaro Tsuji called Hello Kitty's new appointment "an honor" and pledged to "work hard to attract many visitors."
(Thanks Guy Kawasaki)

Monday, May 19, 2008

How to get a double eyelid



Forget plastic surgery, the Japanese girl in the video above has an ingenious way for anyone to get a double eyelid using just a glue and a pointy stick. More Japanese fashion and style tips here.

(via Japan Sugoi)

Cubeecraft Papercraft Toys

Download your Stormtrooper, Mr Stay Puft, Rocketeer, Batman and other cool papercraft toy characters at Cubeecraft. Each toy features interlocking tabs for construction - eliminating the need for tape, glue or other messy adhesives.

(via MeFi)

Sketch a human body and locate

A student gets creative with his answer to a question in his biology paper: Draw the human body and locate the various parts such as Pituitary Gland, Adrenal Gland, etc. Check out his answer. If that's an art paper, he'll get full marks for creativity.

Don't overwork yourself!

Here's a living proof that overworking yourself may help accelerate the process of aging. These photos taken from 2004 to 2007 show a Japanese newscaster turned from a handsome young man with black hair into a man that looks very frail with hair all becoming gray. Scary!

Pac-Man Ghost Lamp

Fans of Pac-Man will love these Pac-Man Ghost lamps created by Brazilian product designer Anderson Horta. You can also check out other interesting designs by Anderson on his blog here.

(Thanks grafixal)

Children's Illustrations in Real Life

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Kids draw the craziest things, you say? But for Korean photographer Yeondoo Jung, their drawings actually provide him with the artistic inspiration for a series of amazing photos he took. He recreates scenes found in children’s drawings like this wizard on a broom stick. I love his work!

(via Ectoplasmosis)

Watch Intro Clips of 1980s Cartoons: Updated

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It's amazing how popular my post, Watch Intro Clips of 1980s Cartoons is. I posted it back in November 2006 and to date, it has been linked by dozens of sites, blogs and forums and read thousands of times. I spent this morning watching all those clips I've linked to in that post again. I've also updated some of the YouTube links that aren't working. Go watch them aye. Enjoy.

Friday, May 16, 2008

USB Head Massager

This is another one of those crazy Japanese inventions. The USB Head Massager looks like a distant cousin of those evil Sentinels from The Matrix movies. But unlike the Sentinel's search and destroy role, the USB Head Massager is far less deadly. It helps to ease your headache by gently moving its tentacles to massage your head. Ok, that's scary.

(Thanks GeekGod)

Tim Burton's Artwork and Videos

Nightmare King has a collection of artwork and videos by my favourite director Tim Burton including all the drawings from his story book 'The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and other Stories'.

SuperSmoker

It looks like one, tastes like one and smokes like one but it works on rechargeable batteries. Introducing the SuperSmoker! I really want to try this out.

Today's Singapore News

1) SMRT to run 700 more train trips from Tuesday
2) Take a coach up to KL from your doorstep
3) Singtel chosen by Apple to launch iPhone because of its strength
4) Cameras on buses will record illegal moves by motorists
5) Singapore hotel rates will rise further
6) Singapore companies pledge more money to help Chine quake victims
7) Singapore's rescue team arrives in China
8) China grateful for Singapore's quake aid
9) SingTel upgrades mobile network
10) Mrs Lee in serious condition

Read them all at Topix Singapore News, edited by yours truly.

Fantasia stunned Simon on Idol



I hope you people did not miss Fantasia's batshit insane, chicken dancing, terribly-fun-to-watch, voodoo ritual of a performance on American Idol yesterday. If you ask me, I don't really know what to make of her performance. Energetic? Brilliant? Crazy? Horrible? But looking at Simon's reaction sums it up for me. Yup, to say he was shocked at what he saw is an understatement.



"What the hell is that?!"

Definitely the highlight of this season's American Idol. Love it!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

What did Kate buy today?

Kate keeps a record of some of her daily purchases by drawing them on her blog, Obsessive Consumption. So far she has accumulated three years worth of purchase drawings! Kudos to her for keeping it up. You can also view the drawings on her Flickr photosets here.
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