Friday, February 23, 2007

Goodbye to 4 of the American Idol 24 Semifinalists

Amy Krebs Nicole Tranquillo Paul Kim Rudy Cardenas

Bye Bye ..... Amy Krebs - Nicole Tranquillo - Paul Kim - Rudy Cardenas

Four saw the door as `American Idol' whittled its 24 semifinalists down to 20 Thursday night.

Amy Krebs, Nicole Tranquillo, Paul Kim and Rudy Cardenas were cast off by viewers getting their first chance to vote in the top-rated talent contest's sixth season.

The two dozen aspiring singers — 12 men and 12 women — who faced off this week had made it through the show's early auditions and last week's tense and tearful opening Hollywood rounds.

Kim, a 25-year-old from Saratoga, Calif., was the first one cut on Thursday after failing to impress even Paula Abdul with his rendition of "Careless Whisper."

"It hurts, man," Kim told Ryan Seacrest. "It hurts."

The elimination of 22-year-old Krebs, who sang Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me," proves that it helps to stand out in the crowd. "She didn't sing that badly, she just didn't make an impression," noted Simon Cowell, who said Wednesday that the Federal Way, Wash., resident had "the personality of a candle."

Cowell also criticized Tranquillo, a 20-year-old from Philadelphia, for her "over-rehearsed" cover of Chaka Khan's "Stay." Abdul, though, had some kind words.

"You're a brilliant vocalist," she told Tranquillo, who was holding back tears. "You really are."

Abdul was also a fan of Cardenas, 28, who is from Los Angeles. She praised his falsetto as "amazing," even though Cowell called him an "OK singer."

Thursday's show also featured a performance by third-season winner Fantasia Barrino, who announced she will star as Celie in the Oprah Winfrey-produced musical "The Color Purple" on Broadway. She will join the show April 10.

One bright, young hopeful to watch is LaKisha Jones, a 27-year-old single mother from Flint, Mich. "I'm very tempted to say to 23 people, `Book your plane ticket home,'" Cowell said on Wednesday's show, after her commanding take on "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going."

(Jones isn't going anywhere — not for a while, at least.) "American Idol," now running three times a week, will return to a twice-weekly schedule next month for the elimination of the final dozen.

Men and women have been competing separately for the "Idol" title and a record contract, but a cross-gender sing-off featuring the last 12 performers will begin March 13. The decision-making finale will be held in May.

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Have you heard of Google Apps?

Interesting to see how Google is trying to come online and to offer an IT Suite of Softwares for free, and now starting to charge money for using their products. A threat to Microsoft? Mebbe ... Read on

Google Apps main site :

So what does Google Apps entail?

Its of course Google's products like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Docs and Spreadsheets, Google Page Creator and more. Here's a break down.

Communicate and connect

Collaborate and publish

Manage your services

Email with 10 GB of storage per custom email account, mail search tools and integrated chat.
Start PageStart Page
Access your inbox, calendar, docs and company info, plus search the web from one place.
Control PanelControl Panel
Manage your domain and user accounts online.
Google TalkGoogle Talk
Free text and voice calling around the world.
Docs & SpreadsheetsDocs & Spreadsheets
Create, share and collaborate on documents in real-time.
Google CodeExtensibility APIs
Integrate with your existing IT systems or 3rd party solutions.
Google CalendarGoogle Calendar
Coordinate meetings and company events with sharable calendars.
Page CreatorPage Creator
Easily create and publish web pages.
HelpHelp and support
24/7 assistance, including phone support.

Who is Google Apps targeting :

If you look at their Customer's list, you will see that Google themselves are one of the biggest users, trying to set an example that the Products work, that its Reliable and Resourceful for all.

Why don't you go check out Google Apps for yourself!

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AI6 : Which 4 American Idols Contestants Willl be Kicked Out?

Hmmm ... So far the first time all 24 American Idol Finalists sang their songs, there seems to be LESS potential in Season 6 than Season 5.

I am not sure which 4 will be kicked out in the next screening, but i know these few should stay on to the 12 Finalist. :)

For the Guys ... i only believe in these few [Watch the Video : Top 12 Guys Recap]

Sanjaya Malakar Sanjaya Malakar has a good voice and should improve in his charisma

Blake Lewis Blake Lewis is one cool dude, and with his Beat Box thingy, he would certainly stand out in the crowd. :)

Chris Sligh Chris Sligh has an interesting character. I think he will be in the 12!

For the Girls .... I think they stand a better chance than the guys [Watch the Video : Top 12 Girls Recap]

Lakisha Jones Lakisha Jones can really sing with enthusiasm. She really performed well singing last nite.

Sabrina SloanSabrina Sloan did well too last nite.

Melinda Doolittle Melinda Doolittle really showed power in her voice when she sang her songs and really displayed confidence in performing too.

Gina Glocksen Gina Glocksen shows attitude. So she may make it to the Top 12!

Here's the list of all the Songs the TOP 12 Boys & Girls sang

Songs Sang by Top 12 Boys
A.J. Tabaldo: "Never Too Much"
Blake Lewis: "Somewhere Only We Know"
Brandon Rogers: "Rock With You"
Chris Richardson: "I Don't Want to Be"
Chris Sligh: "Typical"
Jared Cotter: "Back at One"
Nicholas Pedro: "Now and Forever"
Paul Kim: "Careless Whisper"
Phil Stacey: "I Could Not Ask For More"
Rudy Cardenas: "Free Ride"
Sanjaya Malakar: "Knocks Me Off My Feet"
Sundance Head: "Nights in White Satin"

Songs Sang by Top 12 Girls
Alaina Alexander: "Brass in Pocket"
Amy Krebs: "I Can't Make You Love Me"
Antonella Barba: "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing"
Gina Glocksen: "All By Myself"
Haley Scarnato: "It's All Coming Back to Me Now"
Jordin Sparks: "Gimme One Reason"
Lakisha Jones: "And I Am Telling You, I'm Not Going"
Leslie Hunt: "(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman"
Melinda Doolittle: "Since You Been Gone"
Nicole Tranquillo: "Stay"
Sabrina Sloan: "Never Loved a Man The Way That I Love You"
Stephanie Edwards: "How Come You Don't Call Me"

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Have you met Kate from OddCast? She Speaks whatever You Type

Have you met Kate from OddCast?

Its a Text to Speech program that converts whatever you Type (bottom left corner) into Speech.

Type anything .. and she will say Anything!!!

Its a pretty cool and fun website!

Also, wherever your mouse moves on the screen, her eyes will follow! Weird!

Check it out at

Odd Cast Website -

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

American Idol 6 - Top 24 Semi-Finalists

These are the Top 24 Semi Finalists of the American Idol 6.

Who will be in ?

Who will be kicked out ?

Whose voice stinks?

Each week, we will see the Top 12 Boys Sing and Compete followed by the Top 12 Girls.

Let's see who can really deliver their stuff and watch those who will be eventually kicked out! The American Idol 6 is starting to get HOT!!!

If you missed the show on how these Top 24 made it, scroll down to watch the videos.

For those of you who missed the American Idol 6 - Top 24 Semi-Finalist

You can watch it on a Five Part Video on You Tube. Click on the Links to watch them.

2007 Singapore's Oxford Dictionary - Add Ons

New Additions to Oxford Dictionary
- Singapore Edition

1) LILY - adverb. extremely, really.
"Wah, you lily can sing well ah!"

2) VALLEY - adverb. extremely (same with lily).
"Look! My Versachee belt, valley nice hor?"

3) GORGES - adj. stunningly beautiful, normally found with valley.
"Wah! Ah Beng's girlflan is valley gorges leh!"

4) CORAL - verb. to bicker.
"Why, you not happy, ah? Want to coral, is it?"

5) REEF - (normally followed with coral) to argue with.
"You lily wantto coral reef me ah?"

6) ALTITUDE - adjective. a disagreeable demeanour.
"Ah Lian lily got a bad altitude ploblem".

7) CIRRUS - adjective. certain.
"You cirrus or not? Dun bruff!"

8) CANOPY - phrase. impossible.
"He bought new handphone? Canopy lah! Where got money?"

9) OLDLADY - adjective. completed.
" finish oldlady ah."

10) SUIT - verb. to project forward.
"Suit! Suit! See goalkeeper come out oldlady."

11) SOW - verb. to reveal.
"Sow me, sow me your new ting."

12) LOAD - noun. a path normally made up of gravel & tar.
"We go Orchard Load leh."

13) BLINK - verb. deliver, send.
"What you blink for me? Sow me, sow me."

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Monday, February 19, 2007

Yahoo's Liam in now on a Fat Belt!!

This is Yahoo's newest Liam gif animation.

Its Liam on a Fat Belt ... he looks pretty funny here.

Check him out below

Thanks again to "chcouzin" for the above Liam!
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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Day 2 : Toured the Wynn, Macau

We had the opportunity to make a house tour (or hotel tour) of the newest hotel in Macau.

Wynn Macau! It was a gorgeous property, with loads of American Culture fused with the Macau / Chinese ways of things. Check out our House Tour of Wynn Macau!!!

This is the infamous musical fountain right in front of the Lobby.
It plays every 15 minutes, and the fountain & lights dance according to
melodious music that's being played.
[There are two Videos at the bottom of this post - scroll down to watch]

Rather unique, when you enter into the Wynn Macau's Lobby,
you will overlook into the Pool area.

And I guess with CNY coming up, they have nice red lanterns up on the decor.
Uniquely ... there's two camels standing on the water piece.
Hmm ... why camels? (Feng Shui?)

This is their beautiful lobby. (esp if you love red)
The chandelier is TOTALLY HOT RED!
Yups... not coloration done on the photography.
[L ro R] Jess, Lim, Anne, Cindy, Teh, me ]

And now we begin our House Tour of the Wynn Macau.
We were told that Wynn Macau has over 600+ rooms, and
its only like One Tenth of the Wynn in Las Vegas!!

Join us as we toured a Deluxe Room and some Suites

This is their typical Deluxe room. Its about 56 sq metres.
Nice room with twin beds, spacious bedroom and bathroom.

This was the "radio" provided in the room.
Sure tops all the "radio" in the hotel rooms in Malaysia!!!!

This is the Deluxe Room Console.
It has a Clock with Alarm
and the ability to electronically control the sheer curtains, the drapes
and the lights in the room.
[If u think this is cool, wait till u see the Console in the Suite!]

I simply like the Glass Cube where the Lamp sits on.
So so different!

I like the fact that the Electronic Safe (they are using elsafe)
is embeded into the wall of the wardrobe.
Saves a lot of space and makes it looks real neat!
[Shows that they give thought in the designing of their wardrobes!]

I just simply LOVE the Door.
Its so so HUGE!! Its gigantic. Its like an XXL American Size
I'm already over six foot, and the door towers above me.

Do you like the hotel room corridor?
Sure is nice, well lit and creates a nice environment.

This is the sofa seating in the 1-Bedroom Suite.
U seem to see a same trend .. 'bright RED' colors all over the hotel!

Couldn't resist taking a shot of this cool Nakamichi Player in the Suite.

Interestingly enough, their ceilings in the main hall
are covered with Mirrors.

This is the Bedroom of the 2-Bedroom Suite.
Nice room, and you can see two walkways on the Left and Right.
Its made for privacy of a His / Her bathroom on the Left and Right.
And when you walk to the end of the bathroom, you can meet in the Shower.

This is one side of the Bathroom.
Cool bathtub isn't it?

Here's a closer look .. yup .. its equipped with jacuzzi!!

Just like this gold plated sink in the bathroom! :)

This is the Main Hall of the 2-Bedroom Suite.
Check out the LCD TV .. its 62 inches wide! Awesome!!
Do you like the decor .... pumpkin based lampstands!?!

This is the Suite Console I was telling u about earlier.
Isn't it super cool. Touch Screen!!
In English & Chinese Language! How SUPER!

Finally the last shot of the Bedroom.
I simply love the fact that the LCD TV can be
activated automatically, and it just SLIDES Up at the edge of the Bed!
Superly Awesome!! :)

The Musical Fountain at Wynn Macau

Scroll Down to watch it on Video!!!

The Musical Fountain is just Spectacular!!

Whooooosh...the fountain shoots up at the End.

Posing ... after the Musical Fountain show at Wynn Macau.

Wynn Macau's Musical Fountain 1
View the Video Below or click here

Wynn Macau's Musical Fountain 2
View the Video Below or click here

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