Category Archives: Web Notes

Shiny bits and pieces of the Internet which caught my attention

Far East Flora

I was attracted to FarEastFlora.com because of the recent coverage on how they apply technology to their business. Seems like they spent a fortune on their eCommerce site. So I dropped by for a visit, and boy was I surprised!

Alright, at first glance, this is one of the best local eCommerce site I have ever seen. Intuitively designed and not cluttered. The fact that there are many different type of products and services available only make one itch to explore the extensive site.

And that is not all.

I click on some of the more interesting links. One is “Virtual Bouquet” – where one can “send a virtual bouquet to let her know that you remembered…” or “send a virtual bouquet of flowers to cheer her up…”. Basically it is an e-card service.

You can also create a wish list! It is like a shopping cart – you create as many lists as you want, and then you shop for the stuff that you like and add them to the lists. Once you are done, you can then send the list to your contacts (which can be stored in your Address Book – another feature of the site) to tell hint them what you want!

Of course, all these functions (and many others that I didn’t explore) are available to registered users. Accounts are free. I am not really a flower kind of guy, but I am very impressed by the site. Surely a hit with the ladies.

Far East Flora, you have done well!

Far East Flora

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Clark Quay

Clark Quay got itself a website. I love having my dates there, actually. Not that I have many dates, mind you. When I do, and if I have the money for the expensive meals there, it is a wonderful, romantic place to bring your date to.

Oh, it’s near my workplace, so that’s a plus! :)

Clark Quay

New Mobility Experience

“Imagine having access to a car in the same way you have access to a taxi, a bus or the MRT. No booking is required and there is no need to specify how long you plan to use the car. Drive anywhere in Singapore, return the car to any of the ports, and you will be billed monthly only for the time and distance used.”

Seems like a wonderful idea. They say it is more expensive to own a car in Singapore then take cabs everyday. Now here’s the alternative. I might just use it when IF I convert my driving license. Link

New Mobility Experience

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Dancing Skeleton

This is one of the coolest animation I ever seen.

Dancing Skeleton (opens in new window)

Best viewed with break dance music (read: MJ) playing.

The Best PC-Illusion

This is without a doubt one of the coolest PC illusion I have seen so far. Follow the instructions:

1) Relax and concentrate on the 4 small dots in the middle of the picture for about 30-40 seconds
2) Then, take a look at a wall near you (any smooth, single coloured surface)
3) You’ll see a circle of light developing
4) Start blinking your eyes a couple of times and you will see a figure emerging
5) What do you see? Moreover, who do you see?


The Best PC-Illusion

Motion-Induced Blindness

Today I shared this interesting website to my fellow colleagues via our office “ICQ”

R: check this out!

J: that’s just freaky…

(few seconds later)

J: hey next time you don’t see me at my desk, it’s just your eyes playing tricks on you… I’m really always sitting there ;p

Nice try, chap. You still haven’t pass your probation. LOL.