Food, Substance or Actions that can cause Addiction

Food, Substance or Actions that can cause Addiction

1) Top of my lists is Coffee, it is as addictive as opium, if you have freshly roasted coffee brewed with a hot cup of coffee, and after a period of more than 30 days, the smell and taste is so addictive you will get withdrawal symptoms, like lack of concentration or sleepyness, and you need caffeine to stay awake, an overdose will only cause sleepless nights.

2) Likewise the next is Gui Hua Tea, the fragrance will linger after you taste it, especially brewing the real chinese way, that is why it is a very superior tea, amongst the highest prices for tea.

3) Durian, 50% of those who have a taste will never forget the taste and would like it, but the other 50% will never like the pungent smell, so if you fall under the 50% who like durians, it can be very addictive also.

4) Sex. The action of sex will stimulate the brain and cause a reaction that is transmitted in your blood to other parts of your body, and it is so addictive that you will never forget the experience, the sense of touch and foreplay will complete the experience, it is part of the human autonomy.

5) Drugs. Drugs are addictive because of prolong use, you seldom get addicted for the first time, the chemicals mess up your brain and cause a reaction that will cause very bad withdrawal symptoms, but if you can mute the response you can kill the addiction.

6) Gambling. The action of gambling is not addictive, it is the act of winning that mess up your brain that makes you think you have satisfaction from the power of control of money, and makes you think you can win all the time, that is why gamblers never quit, but gambling as an addiction can also be controlled, by messing the part of the brain that cause this reflex.

7) Alcohol. Alcohol will cause addiction because of the “high” feeling of the brain when you are intoxicated, it mess up the chemicals in your brain, and will be very problematic over prolong use.

8) Last on my lists is cigerettes, it is a lifestyle addiction problem, the smell and taste will only cause addiction over prolong use, but nowadays it is possible to kill the addiction by having patches stuck on your arm or body.

Therefore if you are able to create a perfect user experience that lingers in the mind for a long time through pleasant taste, smell, touch and experience, you would have consumers addicted to your products and services, achieving great sales. The market for Food and Beverage is huge because human beings do not like to eat the same thing or drink the same thing everyday, and will normally rotate their experience of taste, if you take this into account, and able to create the perfect user experience, you would have sales always, beating the numbers game.

– Contributed by Oogle.


Willing Hearts require Volunteers

Willing Hearts, 50 Genting Lane, #04-06, Cideco Building, Singapore 349558 Operating hours from 6am to 12pm, peak workload 7am to 10am. Our kitchen is open everyday 365 days/year. 

Our Mission Statement is:

To work with the underprivileged, the needy, and other marginalised members of society, and where relevant, to assist and guide them towards rehabilitating and reinstating themselves as useful citizens of society. 

A major part of our work is conducted through the operation of our soup kitchens. Currently, we serve an estimated total of 2700 to 3000 people daily or about 90,000 meals per month.


Willing Hearts has been a registered society since February 2005. We are a 100% volunteer-based.

Our kitchen is open everyday 365 days/year.

Dress code is kitchen-smart (casual workwear).

Mobile Data Offloading after LTE? TD-SCDMA with Extended WiFi

Mobile data offloading (MDO) is the use of complementary network technologies such as Wi-Fi and media optimization for offloading data that is originally directed for cellular networks. According to a study done by ABI Research in 2010, MDO is predicted to triple in the next five years as it helps telcos save money and relieve network traffic. 

Locally, there have been some concrete developments in MDO via Wi-Fi. The InfoComm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore launched Wireless@SG in December 2006, which is a wireless broadband programme that is managed by three local wireless operators – iCell Network, M1 and SingTel. 

As part of the Next Generation National Infocomm Infrastructure initiative, Wireless@SG aims to extend broadband access beyond homes, schools and offices to public areas. Over the years, the Wireless@SG network has been constantly upgraded to meet the growing demands for greater surfing speeds. For example, the Wireless@SG Enhancement and Service Adoption programme was launched in June 2009 to improve the user experience in the following areas: 

  • Higher access speed (has been increased to 1Mbps since September 2009)
  • Making logins to the network easier 
  • Easier access to apps and services 
  • Wide range of services in payments, security, advertising and location-based apps 

Previously, users have to key in their login information and passwords if they want to access Wireless@SG. This doesn’t really translate to a seamless user experience. Hence, IDA launched Seamless and Secure Access (SSA) on 10 February 2010 to enable users to access Wireless@SG without the need to re-enter their passwords on each login. It works on a similar concept as how mobile phones automatically log on to the respective mobile networks when the devices are switched on. 

The new automatic log-in feature is supported by the three operators of Wireless@SG with their respective Wireless@SG Connect apps. In addition, these apps have a suite of personalized services and apps such as a hotspot finder, mobile messaging and directory search.

Just two months ago, IDA just issued a Call for Collaboration to invite interested operators and service providers to submit proposals for the proposed next phase of the Wireless@SG programme, which spans from 1st April 2013 to 31st March 2017. Several of its objectives include: 

  • Continued availability of free basic Wi-Fi services for the masses 
  • To enhance the registration and log-in process through the implementation of an interoperable SIM-based authentication mechanism by 1st April 2014 and the development of SSA enablers for non SIM-based authentication.

Wright and Gene also agreed that a growth area for Spirent Communications is assisting telcos to do testing on Wi-Fi offloading. Telcos want to offload the data traffic to Wi-Fi networks but hope to keep the customer base.

According to Wright, Wi-Fi offloading currently does not provide a satisfactory user experience. The trend now is telcos are trying to control the implementation of Wi-Fi offloading; managing the offloading in way that is completely seamless to consumers yet at the same offering the same level of quality and security. In his opinions, Wi-Fi offloading is still in its early stages, and it holds a lot of potential in the future.

Data throttling is a form of network management where a service provider intentionally slows down the Internet connections of consumers who use too much data on its network. 

Believe it or not – data throttling has become a common practice among telcos around the world. According to The New York Times, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile have made it public that they engage in data throttling to keep the mobile networks usable for everyone.

Wright shared that telcos in the U.S. actually monitor the type of data that consumers are using. If a consumer is found to be hogging the network, the telco actually throttles the speed back and give him or her very low data priority on the network.

How do telcos actually know that? Well, Gene said that telcos are building “smarter” networks known as app-aware or content aware networks, where they can look into the data and determine where the traffic comes from. This is how telcos identify the individuals that consume a lot of bandwidth and penalize them.

Wright and Gene asserted that such practices are not usually made public and telcos would not admit it. However, Wright felt that telcos are forced to do so due to the congestion of the mobile networks.

We reached out to the three telcos in Singapore on their takes on data throttling, and you will be very surprised by what we’ve found out. As you might know, IDA works with the various service providers to provide a reasonable level of service quality to consumers. The authority is aware that service providers may need to manage their networks some way or the other in order to optimize the quality of their services to subscribers in general. You can find out more about IDA’s stand on this here.

Upon further investigation on StarHub’s website, we unravelled more information on how it manages the traffic on its mobile network. Similar to what we learnt from Gene, StarHub deploys network traffic analysis to identify the types of apps and associated usage patterns.  

The telco has been working with its technology partners to lessen the heavy burden caused by peer-to-peer traffic and video streaming on its MaxMobile network through the implementation of traffic shaping. According to StarHub, traffic shaping is a network deployment technique to provide control over the volume of traffic being sent into the network, either by specifying a period of time or a maximum rate at which the traffic is sent. 

Traffic shaping is similar to traffic policing, but instead of dropping packets that exceed the bit rate limit, the packets are queued and metered out so as not to exceed the bit rate limit. In short, traffic shaping is achieved by delaying some packets but not dropping them.

To find out more about StarHub Mobile Network Management, click here.

While data throttling can come across as shocking to consumers who do not know about it previously, it does seems like a necessary evil. Telcos have stated that a minority of their customers, usually 10%, are hogging the bulk of the bandwidth. Moreover, telcos have cited tremendous growth in mobile data usage over the past few years as reasons why they are changing strategies so that consumers can enjoy a more consistent mobile surfing experience. 

Telcos’ Network Enhancement Plans

While the deployment of 4G LTE networks is a great step forward for telcos to deliver faster mobile surfing speeds, telcos also understand the need to continue investing and upgrading their networks.

To further manage wireless spectrum efficiently, StarHub – togther with Microsoft Singapore, the Institute for InfoComm Research (I2R) and other members – are working to test TV White Spaces technology, an intelligent and efficient way in managing unused TV broadcast frequency bands which is critical for the development of next-generation wireless broadband services and smart-city applications.

The Matrix System for Internet Addressing for more than 100 Billion devices

Where X, Y, Z corresponds to 0123456789:0123456789:0123456789 digits of MAC Addresses where the numbers 0123456789 and the twenty-seven alphabets from A-Z with upper and lower case can be represented to form a matrix system, creating close to 100 billion combinations? Need computer to calculate. Anyone want to try?
10x10x10x27x27=729000xsquare=531441000000xsquare=282429536481000000000000 stack up in a matrix formation.
To form the required combination of Internet addresses
Or 0123456789square:0123456789square:0123456789square? Or [0123456789:0123456789:0123456789]square?

– Contributed by Oogle.

How to become Lobang King

How to become Lobang King? Read my blogs.

Lobang King (我是Lobang King) is a Singaporean comedy drama which aired on Channel 8 in 2003. It is a spin-off of the popular long-running series Don’t Worry, Be Happy (敢敢做个开心人), which had just ended its sixth and final season.[1]

Chew Chor MengHuang Wenyong and Tracer Wong remain from the original series. Irene Ang of Phua Chu Kang fame and former Star Search finalists Jeff Wang, Joey Ng andZzen Zhang joined the cast.

Chew Chor Meng and Huang Wenyong return as the “kiasu” Ah Bee and his penny-pinching uncle Kim Lye respectively.

Ah Bee has set up a real estate company with Taiwanese partner Xu Jiefu. By chance, Jiefu employs Mabel as her English proficiency is crucial when dealing with foreign clients. However, Ah Bee and the recently divorced Mabel are often at loggerheads with each other.

Ah Bee’s uncle Kim Lye is boss of a provisions shop. Kim Lye’s employee “Mee Siam” is very pretty and often attracts costumers, especially Jiefu who tries to woo her. Later, Kim Lye employs his old friend’s son Daji and makes him work long hours without overtime pay to save money.

I already know everything about the Truth

The Devil’s Technology : Why I want to work in a unskilled place(MacDonald’s)

Mind control (also known as brainwashing, coercive persuasion, mind abuse, menticide, thought control, or thought reform) refers to a process in which a group or individual “systematically uses unethically manipulative methods to persuade others to conform to the wishes of the manipulator(s), often to the detriment of the person being manipulated”.[1] The term has been applied to any tactic, psychological or otherwise, which can be seen as subverting an individual’s sense of control over their own thinking, behavior, emotions or decision making. In Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes, Jacques Ellul maintains that the “principal aims of these psychological methods is to destroy a man’s habitual patterns, space, hours, milieu, and so on.”[2]
Theories of brainwashing and of mind control were originally developed to explain how totalitarian regimes appeared to succeed in systematically indoctrinating prisoners of war through propaganda and torture techniques. These theories were later expanded and modified to explain a wider range of phenomena, especially conversions to new religious movements (NRMs).

Thought broadcasting is a positive symptom of schizophrenia in the diagnostic process undertaken by mental health professionals.[1] Thought broadcasting has been suggested as one of the so-called “first rank symptoms” (Schneider’s first-rank symptoms) believed to distinguish schizophrenia from other psychotic disorders.
During thought broadcasting people describe their thoughts being broadcast, or available, to others. This is a passive process and not something the person can control. It is different from people being able to read their thoughts in that when thoughts are being broadcast they are available to anybody. To exemplify, thought broadcast can be compared to radio transmitting as opposed to telephone connections. Note there is no implication that their thoughts are being heard.
In mild manifestations, a person with this thought disorder may doubt their perception of thought broadcasting. Infrequent instances are considered to be mild. When thought broadcasting occurs on a regular basis, the disorder begins to affect behavior and interferes with the person’s ability to function in society. This is considered to be a severe manifestation of thought broadcasting that is usually indicative of schizophrenia.[2]

More than 10 years, I develop schizophrenia where I am really broadasting my thoughts where a group of people can see and experience what I experience. So my family subjected me to experiments, ask so many people to attack me and try everything I do, until I have developed a tolerance from trying to control me using the Devil’s technologies that I have become immuned to it, developing ESP and my own technologies to fight back instead. Whatever I experience, others will experience it too so that is the reason there are so many crazy people, everybody want to stop me from having sex and control everything I do, whatever I eat or taste that establishment will have wild business, everybody is trying to steal my secrets, which is my inventions that is so advanced it will take at least 200 years before someone can come close to it. You cannot pick my brain, it is not found physically anywhere as I have developed an insight to counter every person’s every move, even seeing what my eyes are seeing? Everybody thinks they can take advantage of the situation and interfered with everything I do, disturb me until I got no business and try to control my every move, so I am going to kick ass and developed my entire range of 100 new technologies to counter every move the person makes, very soon, everything is going to be worthless if he does not stop it and there is no way anyone can touch me anymore.

More than 10 years, I have been suffering day and night from abuse, but up to now, I have found many evidence, and links of everyone playing games with me, so I suspect it is my mom and auntie who is playing games with me by telling garbage to everyone so everyone attack me, play games with me and interferes with everything I do, so that they can get benefits, as I have demonstrated, if this does not stop, I am capable of crashing the entire global economy and pay the entire Liberation Army of China to attack any country I want. Play games with my destiny and I will execute every single person involved especially my family members who is trying to fool me and nobody dare to do anything to me. Whatever bad and evil I have overturned everything to create good, nobody has my skills because I already know everything, my skills are not from black magic and witchcraft.

– Contributed by Oogle.