Monday, February 05, 2007

Piggies banned.

extract from Todayonline

China bans images of pigs on TV

BEIJING — China's national state-run television network has banned all images of pigs from advertisements to avoid offending Muslim minorities, according to a company official.
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According to the Chinese lunar calendar, 2007 is the Year of the Pig. Across China, images of the animal are proliferating on billboards and in print advertisements as well as being used in promotional gifts in many shops. There are 18 million Muslims in China, according to official statistics.
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China Central Television (CCTV) said it was keeping images and spoken references to pigs off the screen to avoid arousing ethnic tension.
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"CCTV is a national television network ... Due to concern over ethnic and cultural habits, we will keep the pig image away from the screen," said a programme department official, who declined to give his name. "We do not want to cause unnecessary bad influence or hurt the feelings of ethnic groups."
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Global food giant Nestle said it had been forced to scrap a plan to air a New Year TV advertisement featuring a smiling cartoon pig. "It [CCTV] explained that this is to show respect to Islam and was a guidance from the higher levels of the government," said Mr Thierry Vapperaeau, a spokesman for Nestle China. — AFP

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Monday, December 11, 2006

heyhey

HEY EVERYONE!

i wonder how you all are doing. I was hoping for a cycle at ECP. haha... alright see you all soon.

Editted by slackahui on 14 December, 21:48. ["i wonder who you all are doing?!" =p]

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Hey, the estimated distanced travelled today/yday is about 87-88. I counted 87km, my friend counted 88km. That means the entire west side of the country we cut away was roughly 30km. Hope you guys had fun. =p

Friday, November 17, 2006

Darth Vader is yo daddy!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

omg i am so excited at tt plan of jianhui's. haha... last time used to love cycling. go to east coast park and cycle as fast as i can for 2 to 3 hours until my legs go soft. damn shiok feeling. even better if it rains.

but i leaving for malaysia on sunday. I hope it'll either happen this coming week or during december when i am back.

anyway i watched the movie "Cast Away" yesterday. Tom Hanks and Helen Hunt. It's damn nice.. somehow i find it very touching and inspiring. Those who think they are very lonely in this world or that nobody cares or feeling depressed, watch this movie and you'll think twice.

Fac outing. I heard Covenant totally sux. Only person to say nice was Eva. means confirm not nice alr. my 13 bucks. Urgh.

anw i will be gg to Beijing. Maybe i'll get something for the whole class... maybe only dun get hopes too high. lol. well well.

Vivocity quite big. All the hype abt it. actually no difference from other shopping centres. just tt its bigger. suntec is better cuz less crowded. lol. hate crowded areas. i cant believe i shopped with my mum the whole afternoon, without any complaints.

Whats with me today man. so much crap.

Tour de Singapore

EAST:
Pasir Ris St 11--> Pasir Ris Dr 1-->Pasir Ris Drive 12/Tamp Ave 10-->Tamp Rd-->Hougang Ave 2-->Yio Chu Kang Rd-->Jalan Kayu-->Seletar Airbase

NORTH:
Yishun Ave 1-->Mandai Ave/Mandai Rd-->Woodlands Rd-->Kranji Road/Loop/Way-->(Did a detour through Kranji Nature Trail)Neo Tiew Cres-->Neo Tiew Rd-->Lim Chu Kang Rd-->Jalan Bahar-->

WEST:
Boon Lay Way-->Jurong Town Hall Rd-->West Coast Highway-->Keppel Way-->Keppel Road-->Anson Road/Robinson Rd-->Esplanade Dr/Nicoll Highway-->

EAST(again):
Mountbatten Road-->East Coast Park Service Road --> Changi Coast Road --> Nicoll Dr --> Loyang Ave --> Pasir Ris Drive 3

Can start anywhere along the route, but preferably do the nicoll highway bit to changi coast road bit first. Benjamin Sheares bridge is a crazy climb. =p

Anyone has anywhere good to recommend where we can rent bikes? Else we'll have to settle for either those at ECP or changi V.

jianhui.... -_-!!!!!!!!!!!!

that was remotely gross... it feels like pork being put for sales...

and...

maybe it's just me it doesn't look real lol... if the corpse (it actually resembles more like a carcass) was so meshed i assumed it should have been dragged but there was no sign of such. but then again im just hoping it's fake XD

island-wide cycling. IM FOR IT! AND WILSON WILL, TOO! jianhui go come up with a route then we go 1 of these days.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Think helmets will save your lives? Think again. =p

Messy.

Next time a stupid truck tried to squeeze me off the road, I'm gonna bazooka his ass. I don't want to end up like that.=p

woah of course man. go cycle tt kind of distance sure will be fine. Get me along...

-yuanjun