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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Borang W and passport application

Application of "Borang W" is at the Consular section which is on the right of the embassy, when you go straight it is the immigration office (for passport application).
What documents you need:
1) Singapore birth cert
2) Both parents birth certs
3) Malaysia Marriage cert (NOT Singapore ROM cert)
4) Both parents Passports
5) S$15

Prepare 3 photoApplication for "Borang W" needs 2 photocopies of each documents mention above.
Be there early but not as early as when you applying passport, you can be there comfortably around 8-9 am and with baby (baby must be present, mother can rest at home).

They will allow you to enter using the gate beside the guard house if you are with baby or old folks with difficulty walking.

Yes, there is no car park nearby but you can drive there and park you car at the road side at the landed property nearby.

Go in and get the two borang D from the counter and filled them up, its quite a long documents to fill. This is he form for you to get the borang W which is equavalent to certificate of .

Ergonomics mouse

Recently bought an Wowpen Comfi ergonomics mouse, the shape looks unconventional compared to normal mouse, the idea is to have the natural posture of the palm holding the mouse.

However to my palm size its a little bit small, but this mouse is for my wife, so its fit just nice in her palm.

What Rolex Service Centre does???

1. Rolex DOES NOT ISSUE CERTIFICATE, they will only issue you a receipt and tell you verbally that its a real or fake one after they authenticate the watch. The 75 you paid for will include a cleaning cloth and small Rolex pouch. Seems that the myth that you will get a certificate has been around a lot as when my wife went there, they told her that this myth has been going on since ages. They told her that Rolex cannot give you a cert as there is no telling what the person can do if a certificate is issued, he/she can just remove the internals and swap in a non-Rolex movement, ie. ETA/Valjoux movement and then sell it off.

2. There is a small area which is viewable by the public that allows you to see the authentication process taking place and you can see basically how they handle the watch. Enter the main building and turn to your right to the reception. (You will get a cold one though regardless whether your watch is real/fake, new or old)

Checks will be done on the dial, bezel, etc. They will also check on the serial number between the lugs and open up the case with a rolex tool to look at the movement/inside case back, etc. When in doubt, they will remove alot of the stuff inside to check. This may take anything from 15 minutes to half an hour so you can seat and wait in the comfy chairs that they have there in the viewing area.

3. All you will get is the receipt stating the serial number of the watch, so if its a fake one, you will see that the serial number isn't the rolex series or they won't put it there at all (in cases of cheap fakes as they don't have it there)

4. Feedback on them from some friends, they will not retain your watch even if its found to be fake but you will get weird looks from them. Service from them are not really good even if you are a genuine Rolex customer.

5. AD = Authorised Distributor, basically retail shops which are the authorised folks to sell new Rolex watches in Singapore.

6. The Rolex building at Tung Building itself does not sell watches, beside the buiding are Paragon, etc and nearby is the Lucky Plaza shops where some of the ADs are.

All they do at Tung Building is for you to service/repair your watch and to authenticate the watch.

'05 Altis Wheel Bearing Noise Diagnostic

Start hearing some rhythmic noise when running, the sound gets louder when it hit ~50kmph.
However it was a wrong diagnostic result from some well known workshop (A-sv), by changing the rear wheel bearing does not get rid of the sound, another well know workshop (St-f)thinks that it was due to tyre uneven wear so they suggest to do a tyre rotation and see how thing goes...sound still persist yet the mechanic insisting it was gone due to reluctant to admit wrong diagnostic, same goes to the first workshop whose change my rear wheel bearing. 

Finally went to another workshop (Rvi)for third opinion, and the experienced mechanics confirm me confidently its was due to the front wheel bearing, before try to explain to him what to hear for, he said....shhh....
and he telling me back is that the sound bothering me...and he also can feel the slight numbing vibration coming from under the carriage. 

Total damage: 
Front: $347.75 (parts, labour & alignment)
Rear: $256 (parts) + $100 labour

Also to mention the stupid mechanics telling me it was tyre unevenness and did a unnecessary tyre rotation. $35.

Total: ~$750

Front wheel bearing (old and new)

Rear wheel bearing

Old rear wheel bearing after 7 year on service.


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