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Monday, March 10, 2008

News Flash!!!

I've been a very bad blogger the last couple of weeks. I just wasn't in much of a mood to write. That doesn't mean that nothing interesting has happened though.

1. This guy, Mas Selamat, is a very "wily" character, as Minister Mentor Lee Kwan Yew referred to him, escaped from the Whitley Road Detention Center almost two weeks ago. He is the leader of of the notorious Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist group. Although the government has conducted extensive searches, he remains at large.

Photo from Interpol website

2. In January the Singapore goverment announced the detention of 13 terrorist suspects for suspicious activity under the Internal Security Act. The Straits Times also reported that many suspects are "self-radicalised" even though the government does their best to block terrorist websites.

3. I believe that the government's efforts to keep Singapore secure has also caused the blocking of several non-terrorist websites which would include Stickam. They don't need jihadists chatting online and conspiring to blow something up. Therefore, I've removed my Stickam from this blog. I'll put it back up when I start my new blog.

4. The jack-hammering of Ardmore Point has still not resumed. I hear workers, but no jack-hammering and that makes me very happy. I hope it remains this way until we move out of this place.

5. I just talked to the mover guy, and he will have people here to begin packing April 5. After everything is packed, I'll "hand-over" the keys to the agent. Then, we'll move into a serviced apartment until April 30.

6. Next, the plan is to take the direct flight to Newark stay the night, and then go to Philadelphia for TequilaCon2008! at the North Bowl Lounge 'n Lanes. My WHH has agreed to attend too! Yippeeee! I'm so excited!

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After our fun-filled adventures meeting a whole bunch of really cool and famous blogger friends, we'll fly to Atlanta and move back into our house.

13 comments:

Shelli said...

Awesome! I can't wait!

Geeky Tai-Tai said...

Shelli... Me neither! Will Fantastagirl be going too? It'd be fun to actually meet the gals I'm "racing" to Malibu.

Avitable said...

Now I have a more compelling reason to take a trip to Atlanta in the near future.

Geeky Tai-Tai said...

Avi... that would be so cool! Just give me enough time to get the guest room set-up, OK?

Hilly said...

I am totally thrilled that you guys are coming! Man, I am going to squee when I meet you!

Geeky Tai-Tai said...

Hilly... Oh, me too!!!

Savy said...

Hey, I'm going to make TeqCon too! :) Yay!

jenny said...

So excited that you're going to make it to Philly!

Geeky Tai-Tai said...

Savy and Jenny... This is going to be so much fun!

Donna said...

Yahoo Mountain Dew - My sister's coming home!!! Yippee!!! I wish I could go to the TequilaCon to meet you guys, but it's just not going to work out! My Atlanta Geeky Tai-Tai sister will be home
<3

Geeky Tai-Tai said...

Donna... You're so cute! It'd be so cool if you and Jen could "crash" the party like you did at my high school reunion -- 'cept I can promise you TequilaCon will be more fun than any high school reunion ever could be!

Whitenoise said...

Congrats on moving home. ;-)

Geeky Tai-Tai said...

Whitenoise... Thank you very much!