No sweat! Cheap and good Curry Fish Head in the West Area

Last Revised: Thursday, July 24, 2014


Would you like to have a piping hot fish head curry? ~
'Thumbs Up' From the Curry Lover Bro
Oh yeah! Recommend by many foodie kakis. West Co'z Cafe is one halal 'zi char' restaurant in the west area that serves superb VFM (value for money) curry fish head.
West Co'z Cafe #02-23
Practically anyone who came here (west coast plaza) to dine.. knew about West Co'z curry fish head.

Punggol Marina Biggest Sakura Charcoal Grilled Shabu Shabu

Last Revised: Friday, July 11, 2014


Operation: Sakura Charcoal Grilled and Shabu Shabu

Deployment Area: Marina Country Club 600 Ponggol Seventeenth Avenue
Operation Time: 12nn-4.30pm (weekends and PH only) , 5pm-10pm (Daily)
Price to Pay: Adults SGD 26+ Children SGD 11.9+
Mode of Transport: FREE Shuttle service Opposite Seng Kang MRT Station, in-front of Blk 257C

Those who love Grilled food and Shabu Shabu this might be the best place for you to pig-out. And yes they are Halal :)

Algebra calculators with step-by-step solutions

Last Revised: Friday, June 13, 2014


Need help with your maths problems?
Particularly those Algebra questions that involves complex manipulations such as factoring.
Allow me to share with you some of the best online calculators which you can use as a guide to solve any quadratic equations.

But before that, I have a few pointers for you~:
if you are using it for homework, you should attempt the algebraic problems at lest once, by your own effort. Homework is meant to be practice not copy.

Warning
You have been warned
Also, be warned that if you are using them for homework, do not just copy the steps blindly from these calculators.
First, the answers they provide may not always be correct. Second, you wont be able to learn anything...
Third, I'm sure you wont be able to use these calculators during your class test/exam.

Therefore! Be warned~ Do not over rely on these calculators to do your HOMEWORK~
Else, you may end up having trouble dealing with even the simplest polynomials.

Though, there are plenty of these powerful calculators online, below are the better few which I tested and recommend.

Get view summary in Twitter for your blogspot blog

Last Revised: Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Hellooo fellow bloggers~
Are you an active twitter user?
Cause if you are~  You probably would have noticed
the many different types of tweets that twitter displays ~

Particularly the one with 'view summary' links at the bottom.
View Summary Twitter
Which you can click on it to view the article's snippets

Twitter Summary Card

Free 100 bucks for booking badminton court and swimming

Last Revised: Thursday, May 29, 2014


Just last month, all Singaporeans and PRs (age 16 and above) who signed up for ActiveSG will receive a $100 free credit. If you are below 16,  just get your parents to apply the supplementary membership for you. Note: the carrot is only valid for a limited period 

You can use the 100$ for swimming, gym or for booking of sport facilities eg. badminton court, table tennis, tennis court blah blah blah....

Should you have any queries please refer to the ActiveSG membership page.

Making savoury rice dumplings 咸肉粽

Last Revised: Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Yoz Im back~ Now that I'm done with my exams. I'm "Free" weeee~
Since dragon boat festival is just around the corner~
Let's make some rice dumplings!
This is actually my second time performing the "bak chang (rice dumplings) bondage" :X
Difficult process.. too tight- the rice will bulge after cooking
too loose- the dumplings will come lose during the cooking process
rice dumpling
Rice Dumpling Bondage

How can student make online money while staying at home Why?

Last Revised: Friday, March 28, 2014


Penny pincher in the making? No~ Im not~ I'm just a poor college student
who can't afford to splurge.

For me to eat and get around my "durian forest", an allowance of 300-400 SGD per month is barely enough .
On top of that, I need to pay for my tuition fees..
Save up for my long awaited graduation trip (which is not so soon)..
Replace my "helicopter" sounding laptop...
Otherwise known as~ I need more pocket money syndrome!! $$~

Best Google Docs and Sheets add-ons for students and teachers

Last Revised: Friday, March 14, 2014


Google has just launched new add-ons for their Docs and Sheets with at least 60 over add-ons in their store. Of course the number of add-ons will continue to rise as more third parties jump on the developer partner program.

So what can you do with the add ons? There are plenty actually...

  1. write reports 
  2. make a flow chart 
  3. highlights and make notes
  4. music scoring  or composing
  5. create your own spreadsheets
  6. making infographics and lots more

and here's how to get your hands on the Google add-ons~

Convert Image to Text using Google Drive Free OCR Software

Last Revised: Monday, March 10, 2014


In my previous study post I've mentioned about how you can turn your commuting time into a productive one by using a text to speech online reader.
And some have asked me whether if it is possible to read an image file or pdf document.

The answer is Yes~
But! In order for the reader to perform text-to-speech translation you'll first have to convert your pdf/image file into a flat text file using an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software~


So what is Optical Character Recognition and its uses?

OCR is a type of character recognition technology that is used for translating images or pdf files into pure text document. The algorithm will scan, detect, differentiate and convert characters to plain text at an efficient speed.
The extracted text can then be used for various applications:
  • Data Mining and text mining 
  • Text to Speech 
  • Language translation (who needs an interpretor, I want my カレーライス) 
  • Assistive tool for Blind and visually impaired 
  • Files keeping, saving of storage space, compression. Typically an image file will take up more bytes than a text file.

Says R.I.P to Windows XP

Last Revised: Wednesday, March 5, 2014


For some odd reason XP <--- it kinda looks like the emoticon with eyes crossed and tongue sticking out~

XP has remained as one of the more popular OS (operating system) for several years due to its stability and performance.

However for those who are still using XP is time to say good bye~
Yes~ Microsoft has officially announced that XP will be retiring on April 8 2014.
Windows XP will be killed off next month by Microsoft! :(

Convert text to mp3 audio file for free

Last Revised: Saturday, March 1, 2014


No time to read? Why not convert your reading materials to speech audio and downloaded to your mp3 player.
I am college student myself and I understand that most of you might not have much free time on hand to do your reading. This is especially true for those Commuter/Part-time Students who have to manage both their work and studies at the same time.

While you're not in the office, not you only have to deal with the family responsibilities but also your preparation for finals.
Waa~ So Many Things To Do So Little Time..  Where Got Time~
An octopus has 8 legs 3 hearts But you! only have 4 limbs one heart. Aww you poor thing..

Brainstorming online Mind Map Maker for Free

Last Revised: Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Mind map is a graphical visualisation technique used by many to simplify complex concepts. It can also be used as a tool for brainstorming.
Drawn with a main idea starting from the centre, mind map usually radiates outwards as more comprehensive subtopics were being build upon. The more informations it has, the larger it gets~

Kinda looks like the neuron structure of a human brain - networks of braincells connected by the extending dendrites from each cell body.

Fundamentally there are 3 primary reasons to how and why we use a Mind map:

Innovate-  Problem solving/Brainstorming. Specifically engineers and designers they love mind maps and have
been using it for don't know how many donkey's years. Mind maps allows them to quickly visualise the different aspects of situation, giving them a clear overview of what they are working on.
Some schools/students even include brainstorming as part of their creative pre-writing process.

Planning- Process mapping. Makes understanding of workflow concept easier.  Breaking down each process into step by step command. Those doing performance management analysis and project planning it should be no stranger to you.

Summarising- As a student, taking notes blindly can be a waste of time. Rather than rewriting whatever scribbles your lecturer had written on the board, why not draw a mind map instead? Not only you'll have a better understanding of the topic, revision for exam has been made easier. Definitely worth your time and trouble.

Dining at Table at 7 but we went in at 6:30

Last Revised: Saturday, February 22, 2014


OPERATION: Table at 7
Deployment Area: 7 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238957
Operation Time: 11.30am to 2.30pm (Mon to Fri), 6:30pm to 11.00pm(Mon to Fri & Sat)
Price to Pay: Relatively High (50++)
Radio Comms: 6836 6362
Table at 7 by Karl & Eugenia
Wee~ another restaurant review from me.
Situated among a row of rustic shop houses, Table at 7 is one unique restaurant that offers both European and Indonesian gourmet.
6, 7, 8

Printer ink is expensive! I need to save up my money

Last Revised: Wednesday, February 19, 2014


You might have heard before Printer ink is one of the few expensive liquids in the world. What fascinates me is that it actually costs more than your blood.
Yes its price value is higher than human blood! OH MY!

Since Im a college student I'll need to get my lecture notes printed out at least once every other day.
If I could just donate my blood to this money sucking machine I'd probably save up a few hundreds by now.
And don't you ask me to go paperless,  having hard copy study materials at hand is much more feasible, especially if I were to take my notes.

Free online courses materials from 8 reputable universities

Last Revised: Sunday, February 16, 2014


Bet you didn't know-
More and more accredited universities are offering their course materials on-line for free!
Yes!I'm talking about elearning with the world's best ranked universities .

Lecturers, teachers, students as well as all those who are interested in online learning or self improvement can make good use of these valuable web resources.

If you are a College Freshman, get yourself prepared by going through these materials.
Believe me. A good head start~ does make a difference~

world's best ranked universities
8 Top and Most Searched Universities with Free Course ware


Remove pesky price tags or stickers no goo gone needed

Last Revised: Friday, February 14, 2014


Yeah~ bought myself a new shiny mug today!
Due to my mishandling, my mug always has to be made from either plastic or metal. lol

Hmm.. somehow it has got this big ugly label stuck on it.
New Metal Mug
New Metal Mug
I'll just have to remove it..

Not long ago I've tired some soaking recycled mason jar in hot water.. but it doesn't work that well for me. That is because the adhesives used on these labels are not water soluble.
Sticker area often remains sticky.  When I use a cleaning scrub to scrub away the residue, the green little fibres fell off and got stuck on the adhesive surface. A pretty messy process which I regretted doing... eek.

20 Motivational quotes for students Cheers

Last Revised: Monday, February 10, 2014


For those students who is always working hard throughout their academic years.
There are times when all we need is a few encouraging words to spur us on, to reignite our passion, to help us stay persistent and positive~

Here is collection of my favourite powerful quotes, hopefully they will cheer you on in succeeding your academic life.

Need a bit of oomph while preparing for your college test?~ This goes out to you!

Update Last modified Date on Blogger and not remove it

Last Revised: Saturday, February 8, 2014


Some bloggers go all the way to have their date stamp removed.
If you are thinking of doing so ~ my advice to you is to keep it.
I dont encourage anyone to hide their posts' dates away from Google.
Why? you might ask.

First of all nothing is evergreen in this world..
If somebody tells you that his/her niche is evergreen- that's bullshit!

Home made Yusheng with razor clams Let's celebrate 人日

Last Revised: Thursday, February 6, 2014


Hihi A quick post for the starting month of lunar new year. Been busy lately with school stuff and some other worthless things which I don't wish to mention..

Anyway Today is the 7th day of Chinese new Year.. also known as 人日 (ren ri which literally means Human Day)

Free Word Collage maker online

Last Revised: Friday, January 31, 2014


I was reading about info-graphics on the web the other day and manage to stumble upon this. Have always loved word art: calligraphy, ambigram.. etc
If you like word art and collage, you would probably like this.

Being able to form word clouds from a paragraph of text can be very fun and useful at times, especially when you want to have a quick understand about the words density, the frequency of each word, by the means of colours, shapes, size, font type etc.

Here I have a handful of online word cloud generators that allow you to create your own word collage.

Ever wonder how can you make this? Fear not! There are free online software that allows you to create your own word cloud.
Word collage of soundatventure.blogspot.com
A url Word Collage of soundatventure.blogspot.com

Website to cite sources faster without Microsoft Word

Last Revised: Sunday, January 26, 2014


Academic essay writing is never an easy task.
Yeh. I am talking about those laborious rules and rigid guidelines that everyone has to follow while writing any formal report.

Format, styles & citing references

Generally there are 4 different types of styles being used worldwide - namely, APA, MLA, CSE and Chicago.
Depending on the subject you are writing for, one has to follow a specific set of standard guidelines . ie. MLA format is generally used for humanities writings, APA for social sciences, CSE for scientific/research papers and Chicago for "real world" publication..

Apart from the headings, sections and subsections formats, components of the refereed sources are to be citied in different order and as well.
This is the part that I usually find it troublesome and time consuming. Sheesh..
Going through each of the reference line carefully, rearranging the authors' names, year of publication etc..  Making sure they are in good order before I can turn in the report.

Well~ some of you may still be using the good old manual method (like what I did before) or even try to create a works cited page with your dexterous Microsoft word skills.

Online college class schedule template makers

Last Revised: Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Yeah~ It's another new school year for me~
I presume that most of you have already started your classes.

Now, most universities would have their course schedules put up on line
and only a handful would offer printouts to their students..
Mine doesn't :( therefore it has become a routine for me to make a personalised timetable at the start of every term .

Although we are living in the technological age I still prefer my class schedule to be in hard copy.

Imagine rushing up and down the hallway searching frantically for your classroom.
Tried to access the internet but failed to connect to the school's weak wireless network.
Yes! that has happened to me before!
Believe me. It's not a pleasant experience when you have trouble accessing the school's blackboard .
That is why I always have a printed reference copy with me.

For those who are too busy lazy to build or source for an excel template, like me, you can try to make your own college class schedule online by using one of these sites.

Wasabi avocado spaghetti with salmon

Last Revised: Friday, January 17, 2014


Spaghetti salmon wasabi avacado
Spaghetti with salmon wasabi avacado
A new School term has started~
let's whip up something nice for my "rusty" brain today.
(Rusty, it may seem but I've been brainstorming for topics and wacky ideas almost every other day)

This is a simple to make brain boosting (booting) healthy recipe specially catered for hardworking student like you and me~

I came up with this recipe one hungry afternoon. You'd probably not find this weird fusion dish any where else.

It only takes me half an hour to make.

Computer text art ASCII generators and Who's bob?

Last Revised: Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Back as a trolling tool to evade spam filter, ASCII art is the oldest and simplest from of computer text art or some would say typewriter art.

In the recent years ASCII art has become a common sight in the social media.
And if you are an avid user of YouTube, you might have already seen Bob.


Who's bob

Hi I'm Bob the annoying ASCII character who appears every now and then in the YouTube comments.
<---Meet Bob (the builder) who builds his own army of spammers.

This cancerous Bob has been proliferating uncontrollably since the integration of YouTube and Google+ took place.
Bob's rebellious intention is understandable..
with Google is forcing everyone to get a google plus account is no wonder why people get so agitated.
(First it was blogger's commenting system then now youtube...)

However, in my opinion, inconsiderate spamming of comments in any social media is just as absurd.
Google is not going to do anything.. if they want.. they could just do away with another spam filter update just like what they did to the impotent phallus ASCII spams.

Money saving Deals sites in Singapore

Last Revised: Sunday, January 12, 2014


Known by many as the shoppers' paradise, Singapore has at least around 250 malls and centers.
Its no wonder Singaporeans next most favorited pastime is to shop (other than being a glutton).

Since festive season is drawing near.. let me ask you..
Where do you think is the best place to get your latest cheap deals ?
Bing-bong! You guessed it. Is the net!
Concrete stores retailers do not always offer the same promotions as to what they do at their online stores. Reason is because online shops are cheaper to run, they dont have to bother much about their rent, electric bills and some other overhead expenses compared to a shop front business.

And is not surprising to find plenty of hot deals, coupons and discounts sites around here.

Best Presentation Software Powerpoint alternatives That Wow Audience

Last Revised: Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Having AWESOME business pitching skills and gift of the gab is not enough?
Looking for something better than powerpoint?
How about livening it up with a dazzling animated slideshow. Turn your creative business ideas into an interactive presentations.

Or perhaps you are a student? a teacher? Wrecking your brain everyday just so to make your presentation as engaging as possible.
Ah-.. I still remember those days where I have to sit though hours of presentations daily. The minute I set my eyes on one of those hypnotic slideshow my mind just venture off into the la la land to fight the Z monster.

Everybody knows that a bad powerpoint presentation can be boring and dry, what makes matter worst is when someone customised their slides' design with those dull premade templates of Microsoft. (facepalm)
and then reads directly off the slides words by words. I might as well get a natural voice text reader, it could probably do a better job.

Doesnt matter who you are, entrepreneur, researcher, designer, student or educator. Other than powerpoint I have for you 5 awesome presentation alternatives that will Wow your audience. Since they are cloud based software (download free) you can access them anywhere as long as you are connected to the internet.

Mok bang unhealthy eating for public attention

Last Revised: Monday, January 6, 2014


While people are dying from starvation in some parts of the world, few Koreans are actually overloading themselves with food.

Mok-Bang (a portmanteau words for eating and broadcast) is currently the newest form of "food porn".
Sitting in front of their live web cam, these young gluttons attempt to stuff their mouth with food while answering questions posted by the observers.

The Diva, korean's most popular broadcast jockeys in Afreeca Tv
 

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