Think we have a case worth fighting for

Recently we were reviewing a policy purchased in 2011 and just realized we were scammed by the company. The agent who sold us the policy didn’t go through it in detail, which she should, and we weren’t aware of the full terms and details at point of application. As it was a packaged thing that we had to take up in order to get what we wanted to, a time deposit with the bank. If the full terms were explained to us, I will never ever invest in such a policy.

This thing has been bothering me for the last couple of days and I think we now clearly have a case to fight for. Perhaps some things happened the way it did for a reason.

In 2011 I blogged about our bad experience with the bank and clearly stated what happened and the dates of follow up actions. Because of that, we now have good reasons why the company should let us terminate the plan and return our money. Its not a small sum we are talking about here having paid for the policy since Aug 2011 at $1k each month.

I’m going to print the blog entry out and get the sitaution fixed tomorrow.

My good intention to support startup made me feel stupid

Just 20 minutes ago, a guy who claimed to be from NYP knocked on the door selling a nano toothbrush which he claimed to be designed by his team and manufactured in Korea. He seemed sincere and real, and I thought why not just buy two from him at $10 and support my fellow junior from Nanyang Polytechnic.

I was asking him about his concept and business idea etc, and he replied with no hesitation. His story for selling the toothbrush from door-to-door is so that he can collect data for his business proposal for big supermarkets to accept their products for sale in their stores. He even shared how he and his team of 10 friends came together to design and develop this nano toothbrush that has soft and hard bristles and is able to prevent bacteria and dirt from accumulating in between the bristles…. even how they planned to create their own brand and company… the story just all sounded right.

Without any doubt, I took out $10 and bought two toothbrush from him. Thereafter I asked for his contact so that I can reach him should I want to buy more. He directed me to the website printed on the packaging – niulifetrend.com, which is an empty site!

With help from our best friend Google, I found this!

What he said about the design from his team, manufactured in Korea and what not are all lies! A set of four toothbrush (the EXACT same one) is only selling at $3.90! I feel so cheated and stupid. My good intention to help and support young entrepreneurs left me feeling damn stupid. Super big #FAIL!

Hello Mr Nano Toothbrush, you are a fantastic salesman and you will do great in the sales industry. Kudos to your sales pitch.

Can someone recommend me a better phone than the iPhone 4S please!

After last night’s Let’s Talk iPhone event, I’m open to trying out new mobile phones again! Ever since I got my 3GS, I’ve been rather stubborn that no other phone can replace the iPhone, but having used iPhone for two years now, I’m beginning to get bored of it. Not that I’ll not consider buying the 4GS, just that I think I should give other brands a chance.

My lifestyle for the next one year, in wait for iPhone 5, I’ll need the following features in my phone:

  • great camera (8mp and above) to capture shots of kids in action with good lens, light sensitivity and macro shots
  • email access
  • good UI for access to Facebook, twitter, instagram, flickr, wordpress, google apps, dropbox and whatsapp
  • good photo editing apps equivalent to camera+, photoshake and pictureshow on iOS
  • at least 16GB storage
  • good speakers

Anyone has got a better alternative than the iPhone 4S for my needs? If not I’ll have to join the queue on 28 Oct! -_-“