How To Burn Krisflyer Miles

I got a little excited this morning when SQ sent an email saying I could now pay for fares by Krisflyer Miles in combination with credit card or paypal payment.

It is very different from redeeming award flights because for 30,000 miles or so you can fly free to say Taipei or Shanghai on an award ticket (but you have to wait till you amass 30K points). But buying a ticket with KF miles gets you this:

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So say you’re short of $50 on your credit card to pay for your air ticket – you can use 4,900 KF points to top it up, meaning one KF mile is worth a whopping ONE CENT.

Regarding race, language and religion

I was so angry a couple of nights ago when I saw a tweet that read, “on the bus home filled with pinoys, argh!” So I asked what it was about pinoys that offended the twit(terer) and he said “they are loud and rude”. At no point did he even consider the fact that what he had written might have been racist and offensive.

A couple of hours later, I read another person’s tweet lamenting that as an ethnic Indian, the rental market in Singapore looks like this: “”sorry, no Indians”, “Non-Indians only”, “Indians not allowed by owner/landlord”.”

This led to a couple of heated discussions at work and home about it, and while many of us agree (and forgive the fact) that many in our parents’ generation are still unapologetically racist, it is really disturbing to note that there are many of our generation and younger who think it is perfectly alright to discriminate based on the color of one’s skin or country of birth/origin.

So please, stop and think, especially if you’re Singaporean.

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  • I uploaded a YouTube video — Qik – Mobile video by Benjamin Lee http://bit.ly/Gmjie #
  • FB RT: Trying to upload my reel to facebook! Here's the link first…http://bit.ly/HcEmb #
  • Thems Ikea chicken wings and meatballs are yums. http://myloc.me/TWrt #
  • Hossan Leong the court jester: http://bit.ly/xd4JR #
  • Apple challenges Australian chain's logo trademark http://viigo.im/15SH #
  • Australia No. 2 for quality of life http://viigo.im/15SW #
  • Flip Ultra HD or Mino HD? #
  • 12seconds – [Qik] Mobile video by Benjamin Lee http://tiny12.tv/AWJ6B #
  • Kai's first 'solid' meal! http://pic.gd/385677 #
  • I uploaded a YouTube video — Qik – Mobile video by Benjamin Lee http://bit.ly/3dyprg #
  • What's good for late lunch at bukit timah plaza? Nonya deli closed, and no going for taiwanese delicacies. #
  • Thanks for all suggestions. Too hungry and baby I tow. Settling for Pizza Hut. #
  • And Kai weighs in at 9.25kg #
  • No more shots for Kai for another 6 months! But he may be allergic to dairy products. #
  • Lunch at the drive thru. http://pic.gd/163ece #
  • RT @AdrC82: My sympathies go out to the English teacher of Ris Low back in her school days once the media manages to track him/her down… #
  • …"tea, coffee, whole nuts, raw egg and raw shellfish should not be added in the weaning diet." – Nestle nutrition card. #
  • RT @TechCrunch If Teens Don’t Use Twitter, Then Why Do I Have To Read About Miley Cyrus? http://bit.ly/Ker7I #
  • something must've happened to the staff at The Handburger. Not one has smiled yet. Ok one has smiled to himself, so that's counted. #
  • Make it fun and people will follow: http://bit.ly/18CLo8 #
  • Analysis: 'Blackface Jacksons' embarrassing to Australia – http://bit.ly/7JEoD #cnn #
  • Which shop in Funan sells Flip camcorders? #
  • To Stereolounge for cast party #hossanleongshow #

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  • RT @gssq: Singapore: the only country in the world which treats foreigners better than its people; http://is.gd/3JAwz #
  • In theatre rehearsing #hossanleongshow http://pic.gd/93d1c9 #
  • "Low also admitted that she started stealing Pokeman cards when she was young". http://bit.ly/1KG77l #
  • RT @mrbrown: RT @badbanana: The dialogue in 'CSI: Miami' seems to be written without any concern for search engine optimization. #
  • Basket, call my friend a horse? RT @kazitoshi: women love funny guys. here's an explanation, from the horse's mouth. http://ow.ly/rx06 #
  • In theatre now. Don't have a dongle, so lucky got blackberry internet. The set's been renovated so we're gonna start a run soon. #
  • Starting cue to cue. Another long night at work. http://pic.gd/ee4f9b #
  • RT @abigvictory: Tampons: Ribbed For Her Pleasure. Someone get on that. #
  • RT @digg_2000: "25 Awesome Dirty Car Window Drawings [Pics]" – http://digg.com/d215onl?t1 #
  • They should have a travelator spanning the breadth of T3 http://pic.gd/a3175c #
  • RT @skinnylatte: Yu-Mei spent the last 2 years writing her "Singapore: A Biography" book. Fascinating. http://www.singaporebiography.com #
  • Someone tell the Indonesians that hungry ghost month over liao. No need to burn trees for the dead. #
  • RT @eugenekhoo: RT @mrbrown: RT @metacole http://ow.ly/rADc – ST naming Ris Low's photo filename as 'sg-stupid.jpg'. http://bit.ly/oXVfA #
  • Didn't feel tremors but apparently city hall evacuated. #
  • Crew says over P.A. that dress run will be at 8.30pm. #hossanleongshow #
  • I subscribed to videosimprovaveis's channel on YouTube http://bit.ly/ysntY #
  • Show me the funny http://bit.ly/zHb9s via @addthis #hossanleongshow #
  • Aftershocks felt on Beach Road. #
  • RT @gssq: Tremors again! So fun! I'm leaving before I get a headache #
  • Is ok, we'll read about it tonight on CNA. RT @cruzteng: Was there a quake again? Or was it my imagination? I'm on Level 6, Radio Bldg. #
  • google #fail #googlewave RT @yjsoon: i got my google wave invite… in my spam box on gmail. errrm. #
  • Hail Red China! Your Sons & Daughters Labor in our Convenience Stores & Food Courts for the Glory of your Socialist People's Republic! #
  • Off to theatre in a bit. It's Opening Night! #hossanleongshow #
  • Thank you everyone who watched on preview night! You were awesome! #
  • ST commenter: "I think the real imbecile is the botak who expect others to stay open just for him!" http://bit.ly/m4s5v #
  • The Hossan Leong Show Top 10 Lists: http://bit.ly/3RBqld #
  • OMG traffic. Please clear a path to the Drama Centre! #
  • WTF $3 ERP! #
  • Want to encourage reading, arts etc., then turn off the blardy ERP leading to National Library and Drama Centre! $3?! Fark! #
  • In theatre. Half hour call. #
  • RIO #
  • Oooh when my baby when my baby smiles at me I go to RIO… de Janeiro #
  • Oh me oh my oh Rio! Rio de Janeiro! #
  • My blackberry's address book corrupted. Can't add or delete or sync. Only 2 addresses displayed but options show 1200 contacts. #
  • The Handburger lunch before matinee show. #hossanleongshow http://pic.gd/ec47b5 #
  • 2 Americans next to us complaining non stop about SMU faculty. Don't like to work there then quit lah! Nabeh, sianz man the two of you. #
  • Ok update: one of them quit liao. Quit liao don't complain lah! #
  • RT @hossanleong: The Hossan Leong Show CD out now, distributed by Warner Music, in good CD shops! #
  • Waiting for my seat allocation. #hossanleongshow #

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