Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I think that I shall only see
Warm and dark waters rushing angrily for me;

Catastrophe will come, upon whose hungry mouth will be fed,
Heaps of mud and garbage, in a roaring rage;

Aghast and all mad to lash back at sleeping innocents,
Fast as lightning, feeding death off Gaia’s breast;

Now I’ll never guess which time of the year is summer;
Feels like hell freezes over, by the last sunrise of the winter chill.

When it rains it truly pours, then come famine where families lay by mercy’s crackling…
At dawn come new age disease and pestilence;

Lungs all clogged with boils, souls cry for help with hunger;
Like toy soldiers, each one falls down…

Barren wastelands now slowly creeping;
An inch everyday, quenching the thirst of the devil.

Humans are the sentinels, sentient beings busy with everyday living.
Poems are made by fools like you and me,

But when will we ever learn?
Instead of groveling, we need to plant thee...

Still the choice remains, given by his grace and knowledge;
Only God can make a tree…

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New service and tools for Business Mobile SMS campaigns launched

From TheTMSway Ltd., the Hong Kong based company mobile content developer /provider that gave the world TMSFactory- the evolutionary self-service mobile marketing platform that lets local marketers and enterprise owners to conveniently create marketing and advertising offers via mobile phones, (including the likes of Blackberry and iPhone) comes the new zest to their line up that’s sure to raise the bar on strategic marketing and advertising campaigns a notch higher.

Dubbed as “Freemium” service, this update bases its new shortcode technology which allows real time interaction between media and mobile internet. This version offers simple tools in order for a client to build SMS campaigns which can be localized in over 160 countries and allow campaign output without Telco negotiations.

TMS Freemium Service allows marketers and content owners to create a mobile offer, create a mobile site using TMS free tools which includes: coupons, invitations, rewards and newsletters. Marketers are also given the option to use their existing mobile site. This service generates a unique shortcode associated to the mobile offer, which then can be displayed on media as (restaurant flyers, print ads, billboards, ads spots for TV and radio) thereby offering enterprise consumers ‘pull service’ real time in accessing a mobile offer with just a click, using the shortcode available at

“The Freemium service is an interesting way to start and appreciate the high value of media to mobile marketing” says Frederick Saurat, one of the founders of TheTMSway Ltd.

Also the SMS campaign builder, which is accessible via the “do it yourself” TMS factory platform, allows marketers to create SMS text ad with an option to embed a URL in the text that is linked to a mobile ad page. This also provides the tools to import a contact user’s base with the option create widgets to collect new user contacts. SMS campaigns can be launched in a number of targeted countries (TMSfactory provides the service in over 160 countries) conveniently and in real time, minus the Telco negotiation delays with a cost model based on CPC.

“This new updated version provides also a range of new tools and services like a free API to create TMS shortcodes and an interesting user-friendly tool to create and launch a localized SMS ad campaign” Frederick Saurat quipped further.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Proverbs in conflict - the A and B side of everything

Proverbs are short pithy household sayings that have been handed down from generation to generation. They express truth in common sense and hit practical precepts.

I remembered to have read a book back in high school about these comical- conflicting advice, figured to share this post to get your take and maybe apply these wise words (whichever suits you) on your everyday dealings. Read on.

Actions speak louder than words.
The pen is mightier than the sword...

The more, the merrier.
Two's company; three's a crowd...

Opposites attract.
Birds of a feather flock together...

Great minds think alike.
Fools seldom differ...

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Out of sight, out of mind...

The bigger, the better.
The best things come in small packages...

Money Talks.
Talk is cheap...

Clothes make the man.
Don't judge a book by its cover...

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth...

A silent man is a wise one.
A man without words is a man without thoughts...

Knowledge is power.
Ignorance is bliss...

Two heads are better than one.
If you want something done right, do it yourself...

Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Two heads are better than one...

What will be, will be.
Life is what you make it...

Better to ask the way than to go astray.
Ask no questions and hear no lies...

Never do evil, that good may come of it.
The end justifies the means...

Cross your bridges when you come to them.
Forewarned is forearmed...

The only constant is change.
The more things change, the more they stay the same...

Variety is the spice of life.
Don't change horses in the middle of a stream...

What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
One man's meat is another man's poison...

With age comes wisdom.
Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings come all wise sayings...

It's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.
The nail that sticks out gets hammered...

The best things in life are free.
You get what you pay for...

It never rains, than it pours.
Lightning never strikes twice in the same place...

Everything comes to him who waits.
He who hesitates is lost...

Never too old to learn.
You can't teach an old dog new tricks...

Practice makes a man perfect.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy...

Message in a Bottle

Thursday, October 01, 2009

The Halyard Shanty - Hym of the Jolly Roger

Ready for starboard, to the mast, raise the dark flag and bid,
Riches and death need not be stained as it sweeps over the wave;
Empty hand the deck, our guns be in raise; the scimitar bared;
Sharpen swords and cannons be tilted ready, roll the balls to me,
Save the treasure, the sinister of my duties; to guard the key;

Never be lowered, the black flag we hold dear;
If the sea be denied us, we’ll just cut through the air;
Unshared will we leave our victory’s fiend,
Diana’s cool summers, the smell of the rose;
I claim not a portion, but I’ll ask what is mine
‘Tis time to toast to a victory, a cup of red wine.
Some fight ‘tis for riches, some fight ‘tis for fame;
The first I despise, and the last is a name.

I fight ‘tis for love, I long to see flow,
To the stroke of my sword, the limb of my foe;
I strike for the memory of long gone years;
I only shed blood whilst the other shed tears,
I come, as the lightning comes swift from above,
Over the face that I loathe, to the battle; aid my love.

Pray I may be cut at the back, but oh before I go…
Keep your fifteen men and your dead man’s chest;

While we drink up me ‘earties yoho…

Message in a Bottle