Monday, September 1, 2014

Kate Upton Nude Photos Leak Online


One of the more than 100 victims of massive iCloud celebrity hacking victim was Kate Upton nude photos leak online show her and in some photos her boyfriend Justin Verlander. The photos were leaked on Sunday by a 4chan user apparently to collect bitcoins. According to the media, an iCloud bug has let hackers to intrude to celebrity phones and steal the photos. According to one of the victim,  Mary Elizabeth Winstead, her leaked photos were taken and deleted long time ago and it must really be hard to retrieve and leak them.

In two of Kate Upton selfies, she is seen nude with her boyfriend, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, in a bathroom mirror.

Kate Upton was very angry and tweeted : "I will send that A-hole to jail!" The list of celebrity victims is long : Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Mary Kate Olsen, Cara Delevingne, Kate Bosworth, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst and Kaley Cucoo are some of the 100 + victims. It seems like everyone in Hollywood and US music industry are taking selfies like this and posting it to the cloud.

Word of the images began spreading early Sunday, amid reports that the photos had been obtained by allegedly hacking iCloud accounts. Several celebrities has denied the authenticity of the photos. "These so called nude photos of me are FAKE people" Victoria Justice wrote on twitter. Ariana Grande’s representatives have since dismissed speculation that naked photographs of her were real.

While Kate Upton has never been so dressed and she has always made all her curves very clear, the model has been careful not to reveal it all.

A graphic picture allegedly showing Kate Upton and her boyfriend Justin Verlander has been circulating online.
This is probably the biggest photo leak of the history and the list of celebrities hackers announced to release is quite long. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence's Nude Photos Leak Online


It is confirmed. Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence nude photos leaked are original. The photos, leaked online by a 4chan user are confirmed by her representative.  Although the spokesman for Jennifer Lawrance has warned people not to share the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrance, they are widely available on the internet.

Jennifer Lawrance leaked photos are said to be stolen from Cloud and many of them shows the actress posing nude in front of a camera. Most photos are taken by someone else. It also seems like the hackers have an abundance of Jennifer lawrance photo and videos. Hacker has indeed claimed to have 60 Jennifer Lawrence photos and 32 photographs of Hope Solo.

The photos first appeared on the /b/thread for Internet message board 4chan according to Buzzfeed. Buzzfeed also said that the pictures were retrieved due to an iCloud leak that allowed celebrities’ phones to be hacked, and were posted on 4chan in an attempt to earn bitcoins. Some hackers requests donations to paypal for more explicit photos and videos of the actresses.

The 4chan user also released two screenshots of his desktop which are full of videos of Jennifer Lawrence. These photos and videos are not released yet.

The 4chan user also claimed to have released nude photos of several female celebrities in a major hacking. The hacker said that he or she leaked photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and a host of other stars.

Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Ariana Grande and Kirsten Dunst are some of the stars whose nude photos are leaked according to the media. "To those of you looking at photos I took with my husband years ago in the privacy of our home, hope you feel great about yourselves." wrote Mary Elizabeth Winstead, another actress exposed in the leak, in Twitter. She also wrote "Knowing those photos were deleted long ago, I can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. Feeling for everyone who got hacked."

Victoria Justice on the other hand was in denial. "These so called nude photos of me are FAKE people" she wrote on twitter.

Jennifer Lawrance nude photos are said to be stolen from her cloud account
The hacker has released a long list of names of actresses who are claimed to be the victim of the latest leak.

It has been a quite common thing to see nude celebrity photo leaks recently. In 2012, a man was sentenced to 10 years for posting Scarlett Johansson nude photos to the web. Christina Hendricks, Blake Lively and Olivia Munn are some of the recent victims of this kind of photo leaks.

Where to stay in Bora Bora?


Paradise holiday island of Bora Bora in French Polynesia is one of the most exclusive holiday destinations in the world. Mostly crowded with honemooners having their once-in-a-lifetime tropical island holiday, Bora Bora offers fantastic beaches, legendary underwater adventures in mostly luxury resorts composed of overwater bungalows and villas.

The islands population is only 8,800. Half of these people live in Vaitape on the main island. The tropical island has two inactive volcanoes : Mount Phaia Dağı and Mounth Otemanu. It is surrounded by a lagoon and barrier reefs and many small islets called motu in local language (see the Bora Bora map below).

Bora Bora resorts are usually luxury and expensive. Plus all the activies and the food on the island is expensive too. The prices usually range between “expensive” and “omg expensive” here. The average room rate per night in Bora Bora Island is around 1,000 USD per night and starts at least from 300 USD per night. Suite prices start from several thousands per night.

Let’s come to where to stay in Bora Bora Island question. You basically have two option: you can either stay in a resorts on small islands in the lagoon or barrier reef or you can stay in a resort on the main island.

Almost 30 years ago, Hotel Bora Bora has built the first overwater bungalow and this type of accommodation is now a norm on the island. These bungalows range from rooms to multi-storey villas.

Where to stay in Bora Bora? - Bora Bora Map
Bora Bora Map
Bora Bora Resorts on motus

The main advantage of staying in a Bora Bora Resort in the lagoon is the fantastic Bora Bora Island view. These places are also quite tranquil and isolated, perfect for honemoon honeys.

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is one of the most famous poster children of Bora Bora. Situated on Motu Thotu, this is the most romantic resort in the world according to the TripAdvisor. With its view, paradise like surrounding, facilities and service, it is probably the best honeymoon hotel in the world.

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is also the best rated resort in Bora Bora with 10 points over 10 ratings averaged 700+ customer reviews. See details here.

Four Seasons Bora Bora Resort
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora overwater bungalows. You can see the Bora Bora main island and one
of the volcanos in the background (Mount Otemanu).

St. Regis Bora Bora, is the newest and the most expensive resort of Bora Bora. Each “room” in this resort are suits with their own luxury bathroom. Most of these are overwater villas and have their own swimming pool and spa. The villas comes with glass floor and underwater lighting which puts a magical touch to the holiday. 80 percent of the customers of St. Regis Bora Bora comes from USA and 80 percent of these customers are honeymoon couples. St. Regis Bora Bora is on  a small island offshore main island and have a fantastic Bora Bora view.

The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort. Behind, Bora Bora Island (main island) with Mount Otemanu.
Le Meridien Bora Bora is another popular motu resort. This resort is quite large and is popular among Japanese tourists. The resort has very nice beaches. They operate s shuttle boat to main island.

Resorts on Bora Bora Island

Resorts on the main island of Bora Bora are also super luxury and classy. The obvious disadvantage of these resorts is that they do not have Bora Bora Island view.

Matira Beach on the island is a popular beach and has several nice resorts. Intercontinental Le Moana Bora Bora Resort is at the southern tip of Matira Beach and if you can afford it, it deserves every dollar you pay to stay there. Another nice Matira resort is Sofitel Bora Bora Beach Resort. The seaside pool of this resort is legendary.

Sofitel Bora Bora
Cheap Bora Bora Hotels

You won’t believe but Bora Bora has some “relatively” cheap accomodation. 3 star Le Maitai Polynesia Hotel Bora Bora offers 80++ Euro per night rooms (well we have said “relatively” cheap) and 2 star Village Temanuata room prices start from 60++ Euro per night.

Where is Bora Bora Island?

In the past, this question required a few paragraphs to answer. But now thanks to Google Maps, it is quite easy to answer. Bora Bora is in the Pacific Ocean somwhere far east of Fiji. Anyway, see the location below.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Buying natural manuka honey in Singapore made easy - HoneySpree


Benefits of honey are many : honey is an anti-bacterial, an anti-fungal, an anti-fungal while it is also full of antioxidants. Eating well and choosing the right food from the right retailer is important for me (especially for my family) and having a healthy honey in the breakfast table (I am Mediterranean and always had honey on the table since childhood) is a must. I do not know you but eating honey in the breakfast also energizes me a lot.

But not all honey are made equal. You won't get the most health benefits of honey by simply choosing a random honey container from a supermarket. You should choose a quality one like manuka honey. Produced in New Zealand and Australia from the nectar of the mānuka tree, monuka honey is known for its antibacterial and health-enhancing properties. This type of honey has an antibacterial property named UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) which is not found in all types of Manuka honey. The UMF Unique Manuka Factor is important because it is a measure that ascertains the level of potency of anti-bacterial properties in the particular supply of Manuka Honey.

I was looking for a way to buy manuka honey online and came across HoneySpree. Looking for Honey Singapore took me to this nice online retailer of natural honey and health foods. The company has a flagship product named Pure New Zealand Manuka Honey. And the UMF factor? UMF 15+. So higher anti-bacterial property.

Buy Manuka Honey Online - Honey Singapore
HoneySpree is a pro-family retailer of honey in Singapore and also sells gourmet tea, health food and super foods. Their flagship Pure New Zealand Manuka Honey is UMF 15+ with highest antibacterial benefits of honey.
The brand has a very interesting story. The owner, Beth Candice Wu, has discovered the benefits of manuka honey when her mother saw some improvement in her low immunity issues. But looking for a more effective product, she has done some footwork in New Zealand and discovered that only Unique Manuka Factor (UMF®) honey would have the anti-bacterial, healing and health-enhancing properties. When her mother tried New Zealend UMF® honey and saw significant improvements in her health. This led to an online Singapore honey shop which also offers other healthy products. Today Honey Spree is one of the few places to buy manuka honey online and probably the only local one.

HoneySpree offers door-to-door delivery via courier service and if you are ordering from overseas (outside Singapore) they can also deliver through FedEx.

You can access the online shop here at honeyspree.com.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Singapore Property Review - Your one stop online Singapore property information source


If you are looking forward to buy a Singapore property, you need to ask many questions to yourself like which projects has the best value, which properties have potential to perform well even in an uncertain market, what is a good buy, etc. There are many hot property projects around whether it is residential, commercial or industrial. You need as reliable info as you can and if you are looking for such Singapore property information source, you can take a look at Singapore Property Review.

Singapore Property Review web site lists hot projects in residential, commercial and industrial properties in Singapore as well as the latest property news. You can also check the list of upcoming projects for purchasing brand new property. Residential property section is nicely segmented into different categories to help you navigate easily: Executive condos, Core Central Region (CCR) , Landed, Rest of Central Region (RCR) and Unit Type by Price. The site comes in 4 languages to help buyers of English, Chinese, Indonesian and Malay speakers. This is quite cool because most Singapore property related info in the internet is in English and this site makes such valuable info available to major Asian language speakers.

In the commercial property section, you can see the latest offers in retail shops, restaurants, offices, F&B, land and medical suites. Industrial property section list Singapore production and warehouses units.
The site provides detailed information about property projects. For each project, you can have detailed description of the property, floor plans, brochure, pictures, location maps and top reasons to buy property in that project. You can also register for show flat preview. If you subscribe to the site, new information will flow to your email.

Singapore Property Review - Your one stop online Singapore property information source
Singapore Property Review offers detailed online Singapore property information as well as
previews of various popular properties.
In short, Singapore Property Review is a site to look at if you are looking for information about various Singapore properties. You can access Singapore Property Review site at www.propertyreview.sg.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Online shopping for Maternity Clothing Singapore - Ubermums


Busy mothers have less time and energy for going out to shop. Luckily, internet helps a lot because you can easily buy required things like maternity clothing, maternity wear, nursing tops, breastfeeding clothes, etc. If you are looking for an online shop in Singapore for maternity shopping, take a look at Singapore based Ubermums (Uber means "ultimate" in German).

Ubermums is an online nursing and maternity shop which has been around for almost 4 years. They are quite unique because they design all of their maternity and nursing (breastfeeding) apparel. All their clothes are dual functioned i.e. maternity with breastfeeding openings. The passion for providing stylish and comfortable maternity clothes and nursing wear in contemporary styles is the key to success of the company.

The online shop is named übermums (ultimate mums) as a reference to what women aspire to be: the ultimate multi-tasking, multi-talented wife and mom; whether at home or in the market place. And modern moms will love the ease of shopping and the range of maternity wear and nursing clothes offered by the shop. Some of the most popular items are DUO range products where maternity apparels also have nursing features which makes them quite functional. Ubermums-shop is an easy to use online shop and your purchases will normally be delivered in 3 working days. The shop also provides international delivery.

Ubermums online maternity and nursing shop offers stylish and comfortable maternity clothes and
accessories.
The shop is run by mumpreneur Edwina Ng, mother of two, who has left her corporate job for her start-up dreams and successfully turned her dreams into reality. She was featured in Mother & Baby where she shared her experience with being an entrepreneur and mum.

The web address for Ubermums online maternity shop is here at http://www.ubermums-shop.com. You can also follow their latest products and offers here at their Ubermums Shop Facebook page.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

British tourist paid 216 Dolars for two sea bass dishes


This week, a letter from a British tourist (George Vickers) made its way to headlines in Singapore. George Vickers and his wife apparently went to Boat Quay for seafood and felt "ripped-off" after paying $216 for 2 sea bass. “We went to Boat Quay for a meal one evening and both of us chose sea bass without asking the price, so we were surprised when we got the bill and found that each fish had cost us $108” he said. “In most countries, the equivalent of $216 for two fish would be considered a rip-off.”

The issue here may seem like the restaurant : they did not warn the customers about the price. But due to the culture in Singapore, the real issue here is that the tourists did not ask for the price. Based on my experience in Singapore, I can say that it is not `appropriate` for a waiter to hint about the prices of expensive dishes. This is thought be considered as an insult, like saying `you may not be able to afford` it. This goes to news one or two times every year : a tourist orders a dish and faces with a super high bill and then argues with the restaurant because he was not informed.

So in Singapore in expensive establishments like the restaurants in Clarke Quay and Boat Quay, try to understand the prices of the expensive looking dishes before ordering them cheerfully. For example some dishes like Alaska crabs can cost more than 500 SGD per crab depending on its weight. No one will warn you because of the reason I have explained. For example a Filipino family on a trip in Singapore faced a bill of $1,186.20 where just the crab alone cost them $707. Their meal on April 26 at Forum Seafood Village Restaurant at Boat Quay also included prawns, a fish and a plate of vegetables.



By the way, the local media went to Boat Quay and tried to understand why a single sea bass costs 100+ SGD there. The reason is simple, rents! A restaurant in Boat Quay pays around 30,000 SGD per month(!) and it is a must to overcharge with these rents.

But do not forget, the real reason behind an exaggerated bill may really be overcharging. For example in a famous case in 2009, a food stall in (overrated) Newton Food Centre charged  a group of American diners a hefty S$239 for eight tiger prawns. The stall's license was suspended after the news went straight into local newspapers and TV.

  

Cheaper hotels in Singapore due to hotel room glut


Singapore hotels are not cheap and are quite expensive in Asian standards. According to a report by Hotels.com, Singapore hotels were most expensive in Asia and were quite expensive compared to the first decade of 2000s. Well that was back in 2012 and thanks to a surge in the number of hotel rooms and reduced demand from China for Singapore holidays (South East Asia holidays specifically) are making Singapore hotel rooms cheaper.

According to Vikram Malhi, managing director of online travel agent Expedia Asia, tour operators are able to get up to 30% discount on hotel stays in Singapore recently. After MH370 tragedy and the political unrest in Thailand, passenger traffic from China to both countries were badly effected. Since Singapore is usually a stop-over for Malaysia tours, Thailand tours or Malaysia/Thailand tours, Singapore saw declining tourist numbers from China. According to the numbers released by Singapore Tourism Board, visitor arrivals in Singapore from China in the first five months of 2014 fell by 27.4 percent year on year.

And the political unrest in Thailand is also taking its toll on global demand for this popular tourist destination. According to indiatimes.com, Thailand was ranked the most preferred overseas destination for Indian tourists until this year and was taken over by Dubai after the political unrest.

You can see some clues about the shape of the hotels in Singapore in the numbers announced by Far East Hospitality Trust, a Singapore-focused hotel and serviced residence property trust. "The average occupancy at the hotels under the Far East Hospitality Trust, including Rendezvous Hotel and Village Hotel Albert Court, dropped to 80.1 percent in the quarter ended June 30, compared with 87.7 percent in the same period a year ago. The average daily rate also dipped to 188 Singapore dollars ( 150.4 U.S. dollars) from 191 Singapore dollars (152.8 U.S. dollars) a year ago."

Rendezvous Hotel Singapore
Far East Hospitality Trust also adds two factors to the reason in the declining demand for Singapore hotel rooms : companies are not spending for hotels due to global macro economic uncertainties and the imposition of a new restriction by the Chinese government on shopping tours.

Still, glut does not seem to stop growth in Singapore hotel industry (so can expect more glut?). Singapore's Today Newspaper was not surprisingly drawing a more cheerful picture for the near future as it said the hotel industry in Singapore should continue to enjoy healthy demand despite rising room rates and strong competition, as the Republic’s existing and coming attractions are set to draw more regional tourists.


Cheap Flights to Singapore from Taiwan by Tigerair Taiwan


If you are looking for cheap flights from Taiwan to Singapore or Singapore to Taiwan, new budget carrier Tigerair Taiwan (台灣虎航), will add one more alternative to the existing flights in late September. The low-cost carrier, which is a joint venture between Taiwan’s China Airlines (CAL, 中華航空) and Singapore’s Tigerair, will offer daily round-trip flights between Taiwan and Singapore. In a Facebook post, Tigerair said it will take delivery of its first aircraft around early September in preparation for the launch of its daily round-trip flight to Singapore later in the month.

Currently, Tiger Airways, Jetstar and Scoot are offering cheap flights on the route between Singapore and Taiwan. Full cost carriers like Singapore Airlines, CAL and EVA Airways (長榮航空) also offers flights between these two island nations.

Taiwan is a popular holiday destination for Singaporeans and Singapore is one of the most developed aviation hub in Asia. With flights to Singapore, passangers from Taiwan will have access to the large budget network of Tigerair as well as global network of big carriers like Singapore Airlines.

Tigerair Taiwan will be Taiwan's first low-cost airline. The joint venture will release more information next week about its flights and had said earlier that it was also considering destinations such as Macau, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea in its initial flight network.

Cheap Flights to Singapore from Taiwan
Singapore
Taiwan's TransAsia Airways's V Air is set to be the second budget operator in Taiwan as it is set to start operations in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

How to go to Bangkok city center from Suvarnabhumi Airport?


Taxi is the first option that comes to mind when you are getting to Bangkok city center from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Especially if you are coming from a long intercontinental flight, no other option will look good to your tired body. But Bangkok is famous with its horrific traffic especially during rush hour. If you land the airport during this time, a taxi ride will be a quite long journey to your hotel. Besides, when heading to the airport from your hotel, the traffic may result in a missed flight. Back in July 2013, I and a friend went to airport by using new Airport Rail Link and two if his friends took a taxi. They have missed their flights due to the evening traffic! So it is wise to know your alternatives.

Airport Rail Link is the best transportation option between the Bangkok city and the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (I am writing the name openly because there are two airports in Bangkok). This rail system reaches to both BTS Skytrain and Bangkok MRT system. There are two type of trains here: Express trains will directly go to Makassan (for MRT) and Phaya Thai (for BTS Skytrain). It comes every 30 minutes and have enough space for your luggages. Express Airport Rail Link costs 90 bahts one way.

City Link trains (second option) stops in every station from airport to Phaya Thai. It is cheaper (45 bahts) but slower and does not have enough space for big luggage.

Let me give an example of how you can use it: In my last visit to Bangkok I stayed in ALoft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 Hotel. I was light on luggage. I took City Link train from airport to Phaya Thai.

Bangkok Mass Transit Map
Bangkok Mass Transit Map. BTS Skytrain (Sukhumvit Line and Silom Line), Bangkok MRTA Subway line and Airport Rail Link can be seen here.

At Phaya Thai, I took off the City Line and walked to Phaya Thai BTS Skytrain Station on Sukhumvit Line. This part may be difficult if you are heavy on lugagge since it needs going down from a platform up to another in a different station. Also note that during peak hour, the skytain cars are quite packed so you may not be able to get in with large and heavy luggages.

Anyway, I took skytrain from there to Nana station. At Nana, I have exited from Exit 3 (some stations have no escalator so you need to carry your luggages down from the platform) and took Soi 11 to the hotel. All this journey took less than an hour and 75 bahts.

Private Airport Express buses

Once upon a time there were these private airport express buses. One of these was even going to backpacker heaven Khao San Road. They do not exist anymore.

Taxi from Suvarnabhumi Airport

If you will take taxi from Suvarnabhumi Airport be careful! Follow the “public taxi” signs that lead to the outside of the airport premises, queue up and state your destination at the desk (English is understood). You’ll get a two-part slip with your destination written in Thai on it. There will be many people trying to take you out of this simple route and direct you to their taxis which are usually scams. Smile to them and completely ignore them. If you do not you may end up paying 2500 Baht to go to Bangkok city center!!!

Read more here: Bangkok Guide : Get In