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Lee Kuan Yew and His Books January 20, 2011

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The Minister Mentor (MM) of Republic of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew has launched his latest book – Hard Truths this month, in the begining of 2011.  The public response to his book has been overwhelming. Limited copies (60 of them) are priced at S$10,000 a copy and they are all snatched up.

Few would remember that more than 17 years ago in 1993, Lee Kuan Yew had launch his own book – “A Selection of Lee Kuan Yew’s Speeches Over 40 Years” (in Chinese language).  Limited copies of his 1st book were signed by Lee personally and had rasied S$550,000 donated to the Nanyang Girls’ High School.

At that time, buyers of those limited copies were personally invited for the grand Launch Ceremony held at the Raffles Hotel, on 16th Sept, 1993.

This limited edition of Lee’s first published book would fetch quite a handsome sum of money by now… provided that these owners are willing to let go.

It is estimated that the 1st book launched and signed by Lee might fetch few times more in today's market, if you could find one seller who's willing to part with it

Pre-Explorer Rolex Oyster Case January 17, 2011

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This piece of collection is dated back to late 1950s.

Nothing would make this Rolex more unique that any other models other than its dial – the Rolex crown logo, hour markers as well as minute and hour hands that are made of solid silver. The dial itself is of white coloured enamel, an opaque coating baked on metal or ceramic ware, another very rare component of Rolex oysters.

Note that the dial also comes with signed “Shock-Resisting” wording, differentiates it from the later version of also hand-winding model called “PRECISION”.

The solid steel bracelet is not an original item with this watch.

Girard Perregaux Vintage January 14, 2011

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This is a gold vintage piece of high quality Swiss automatic watch – Girard Perregaux. 

The mechanical movement is powered by Giro-matic system that is also used by PP.

2010 in review January 3, 2011

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2010. That’s about 3 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 64 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 74 posts. There were 265 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 101mb. That’s about 5 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was November 28th with 67 views. The most popular post that day was Meccanico by ellesse.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were mail.live.com, forums.delphiforums.com, yeomanseiko.wordpress.com, nicehelpingniche.blogspot.com, and search.aol.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for ellesse meccanico watch, ellesse meccanico, marilyn monroe andy warhol, andy warhol marilyn monroe, and zitura.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Meccanico by ellesse June 2010

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Marilyn Monroe (Andy Warhol) by Zitura May 2010

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Classic Gold Bar February 2010
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Breitling “serie speciale chrono Callisto” July 2010

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YOU SAY December 2009
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