Graduation And Concert 2013

After months of rehearsals, Rianne’s all ready for her performance at the graduation ceremony which will be held at Singapore Polytechnic. Though she’s not part of the graduating batch as she’s still in Nursery 1, she’s certainly looking forward to her first performance on stage.
Kakak helping Rianne on her hairdo
Kakak helping to do up Rianne’s hair.
Kakak helping Rianne on her hairdo
Next ‘Station’, Mummy applying the makeup for her.
Mummy applying the finishing touches
Ta da! The end product…
Rianne all dressed up
The school has made arrangement for buses to send the kids from school to Singapore Polytechnic, so we have to make our own way there, together with my mum-in-law who’d decided to be there to lend support to her grand-daughter.

The event started quite promptly and was graced by Minister for Trade and Industry Mr Lim Hng Kiang.
At Singapore Polytehnic
Rianne’s performance was the second act and I managed to record a short snippet of it. She’s the one standing in front, at the centre of the stage.

Started snapping away on my phone after the performance. Rianne with her best friend Stephanie, both trying their best to recover from a seemingly overwhelming occasion.
Rianne and Stephanie
With the families…
Rianne with families
Thanks for the great performance my girl, we are all so proud of you!

A Sunny Day Out

We were literally quarantined for the past couple of weeks ever since the kids were down with very bad flu and cough. Now that they’ve recovered, we thought we should just get the kids out into the sun… And so, we found ourselves in East Coast Park!
Family Cycling at East Coast Park
We rented a family bike from CycleMax at 30 bucks for an hour. This is our first time riding on one, and the kids were ecstatic.
Cycling at East Coast Park
The kids can never get enough of fun, so we decided to end the day off at Gardens by the Bay.
Gardens by the Bay
At the end of the day, everyone of us just got ourselves a nice little tan…

Steve Jobs Iconic Moments

Steve Jobs, chairman of the board of Apple and industry icon for decades, has passed away. (1955 – 2011)

Apple has released this statement:

We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.

Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.

His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.

Let us relive one of his iconic moments – during his demo of Apple Macintosh in 1984…

Apple’s ‘Let’s Talk iPhone’ Event Video Now Online

For those who have missed the event, Apple has posted the event video online. Relive the historical moment or for most us, a DISAPPOINTMENT – you may just want to give it a miss. Nevertheless do check out the stream via the source link.

Google Analytics Premium – At a Premium Price!

Last week, Google introduced the Google Analytics Premium – a new option built for their largest customers. Of cos, a premium product comes at a ‘Premium’ price… The folks at Uncrunched dropped them an email and here’s what they received:

Thanks for your interest in Premium. The program has a flat annual fee of $150,000 which we invoice monthly ($12,500 per month). The Premium features (including faster data, unsampled reporting, more custom variables) can be enabled on your existing GA account within 2 business days of you joining the program – no retagging necessary. Please let me know if you’d like to set up some time to discuss further. Thanks again Google Analytics Premium is here! This e-mail is confidential. If you are not the right addressee please do not forward it, please inform the sender, and please erase this e-mail including any attachments. Thanks. The above terms reflect a potential business arrangement, are provided solely as a basis for further discussion, and are not intended to be and do not constitute a legally binding obligation. No legally binding obligations will be created, implied, or inferred until an agreement in final form is executed in writing by all parties involved.

It’s $150,000 per year…USD!!!

You Know You’ve Made It When….

I think you know when you’ve “MADE IT” when you need to set up an email auto-responder that goes something like this…

Hello,

Thank you for your email.

Due to the overwhelming volume of emails I’ve received, I may not able to respond to every single one. If you are not contacted now, rest assured I will keep your information on file.

Looking forward to this day!

Top 10 Reasons to Have a Website

Has the thought of owning your own web site ever crossed your mind? Whether you own a bricks-and-mortar business, want to turn a hobby into an income, or anywhere in between, a web site is an easy and inexpensive way to get the word out about your business.

Below are the Top 10 reasons people should consider owning a web site:

1. Conduct Business 24/ 7/ 365.
Imagine your website as your cyber-employee, presenting your goods, answering questions, and taking payments 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year! This employee never quits, doesn’t complain, and doesn’t require a weekly paycheck. Not only can you conduct business at any time, but your web site provides a unique way to grow your sales revenues. At no additional cost, you can promote a weekly or daily special, post a menu item of the day, or offer a coupon code for that day’s purchases only.

Make it easy for your customers to shop with you again and again. If you have a local store or office, be sure to provide a sign-up sheet or other means of gathering your customers’ email addresses, so you can contact them through email marketing as well as your web site.

And did you realize that your around-the-clock online business lets you find customers from anywhere in the world? You’re no longer restricted to your own neighborhood or time zone. Whether your product or service is delivered electronically or shipped conventionally, your website can explode into new markets while you sleep!

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