When Panda Predicts Like Paul The Octopus!

Posted by : foongpc | Monday, July 12, 2010 | Published in


I am supposed to resume blogging about my last year's China trip but I am afraid watching the World Cup Final had taken the toll on me!

Paul the Octopus had successfully predicted the winning team 7 times in a row. Will he predict the winner correctly for the final too although Germany is in not involved? I hope so. Because Panda (that's me!) had predicted the same too. Haha!

Today I did an experiment. Or rather my friends did an experiment on me.

I was asked to choose between an egg tart and a siew bao. (Please google siew bao if you do not know what is that. I have to keep this post short! LOL!)

My friend used the egg tart to represent Spain and the siew bao to represent Netherlands. Of course they did not tell me about it.

I chose the egg tart. Cos I actually prefer egg tart to siew bao.

And I was told by my friend I had picked Spain as the World Cup champion. Wow! Didn't know I, the Panda had the power of Paul the Octopus too! Haha!!

Anyway, today's post will be short and sweet. A slight departure from my usual long winded posts since I am posting this at 4.30am in the morning while watching Netherlands and Spain battling it out at the World Cup Finale!

OK, do you notice something different with my blog? Yes? No?

There are 4 things I added to my blog.

1. Well, for those of you who are not very observant (read could not care less), I have a new favicon! Don't know what is a favicon? OK, read my old post on Favicon. Do you see that icon next to my blog's URL at the top of the screen? Well, that's my favicon.

2. Do you see the green Retweet button on the top right corner of this post? If you tweet, you can click on the Retweet button to retweet my post. If you do not tweet, why not start signing up with Twitter now? It's so fun!!

3. Do you see the blue thumb icon and the word Like button at the bottom of this post? Well, if you like my post, please click on it! Of course, you would need to sign up with Facebook to do so. If you are not with Facebook, why not sign up today? Perhaps you want to put this Like button in your blog as well!

4. Lastly, do you see the Share button next to the Comments right at the bottom of the post? If you like my post, feel free to bookmark it or share it with online social networks like Digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit etc.

The only problem is I do not know how to place this Share button in the middle instead of sticking so close to the Comments link. Anyone can help me here?

Note: The World Cup Final had just ended. Spain is the Champion!! OMG! Paul the Octopus got it right 8 times in a row!! And I got it right too! Haha! Now if you still think that is coincidence, I don't know what else to say! I am going to celebrate this by taking my Monday off! Woohoo!!


(49) Comments

  1. Mariuca said...


    July 12, 2010 at 5:49 AM
  2. Mariuca said...

    hahahahah aiyoooo refreshing away like a mad panda past ten mins!!

    July 12, 2010 at 5:50 AM
  3. Mariuca said...

    LOL no wonder u felt like having an egg tart just now! :D

    July 12, 2010 at 5:51 AM
  4. Mariuca said...

    ENjoy ur day off tomo Foong, time to celebrate! Congrats SPAIN! Football champion of da world woo hoo! ♥♥♥♥

    July 12, 2010 at 5:52 AM
  5. manglish said...


    July 12, 2010 at 6:18 AM
  6. Caroline said...

    Lots ppl applied leave for today dy. =.= n included some of the dudes in my house.

    July 12, 2010 at 6:29 AM
  7. Caroline said...

    for the share button, u can use from other web service instead of using blogger's. :)

    July 12, 2010 at 6:30 AM
  8. Caroline said...

    as their expected, Spain won the WC n im pretty sure bet the right team. LOL!

    July 12, 2010 at 6:36 AM
  9. Monica said...

    i prefer tong kee's egg tarts! :D

    July 12, 2010 at 7:15 AM
  10. Monica said...

    lol yeah the octopus got it right.. enjoy your day off Foong!

    July 12, 2010 at 7:16 AM
  11. lina said...

    Argh!!!!! So near yet so far...... Why Spain wins! XD

    July 12, 2010 at 8:25 AM
  12. Anonymous

    No need to predict la. Don't you think the Spanish are better players? :)

    What if Paul got it wrong? Would it end up on someone's plate?

    July 12, 2010 at 8:28 AM
  13. TZ said...

    Dude, i never have doubt about Paul the Octopus on predicting the result. But for your case it just coincidence coz you are not panda... bluek~

    July 12, 2010 at 8:30 AM
  14. Cashmere said...

    Yeay!! Spain won!!! But it was a very tight game.. Nevertheless, I have to say Spain's a deserving winner.. :) And the octopus's predictions are 100% accurate for this World Cup I think!

    July 12, 2010 at 9:25 AM
  15. khengsiong said...

    OK, you also have the FB Like button here already. Shall I install also?

    July 12, 2010 at 9:44 AM
  16. Kelvin said...

    I am going to murder tat octopus.

    July 12, 2010 at 9:47 AM
  17. xin said...

    wah! yr blog is so in-trend now with all the buttons. my blog is...so outdated

    July 12, 2010 at 11:12 AM
  18. Reanaclaire said...

    so now the octopus is under heavy guarding.. so "accurate" one..

    July 12, 2010 at 11:20 AM
  19. Ishmael F. Ahab said...

    Ah...you have the power of the octopus. ^_^ Now, you can perceive us even though you do not see us.

    Wow, you have new add ons on your blog. I want to put those buttongs too, but I don't know how. Help please...

    July 12, 2010 at 12:46 PM
  20. Hanging lamps said...

    Enjoy reading blogs? Instead of passively taking in all the good information, spread your personal brand by commenting on them.

    July 12, 2010 at 1:21 PM
  21. HappySurfer said...

    Stylish playing, Spain. Am glad they won.

    Good marketing tools, Foong. I see you're really into tweeting. Something like eat tweet, sleep tweet, think tweet, play tweet?! LOL!

    July 12, 2010 at 2:32 PM
  22. handmade holiday gift ideas said...

    What are three ways evolutionary theory can predict which species of the panda will become extinct?

    July 12, 2010 at 2:58 PM
  23. Tekkaus said...

    Hahaha :D So you were totally glued to the TV too?

    July 12, 2010 at 3:49 PM
  24. Tekkaus said...

    He is insane huh! To be able to predict all seven matches is really crazy. :/

    July 12, 2010 at 3:49 PM
  25. Tekkaus said...

    Haha :D Ouh...so your friend actually tested the paul thingy and you actually chose "Spain" too huh? :/

    July 12, 2010 at 3:51 PM
  26. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah! I saw the Favicon bro. :D

    Ouh...so you have added the retweet button as well?

    July 12, 2010 at 3:52 PM
  27. Tekkaus said...

    Hey...do you know that last week I have already post something about Facebook like button as promised...but somehow the post couldn't appear. :(

    July 12, 2010 at 3:53 PM
  28. Tekkaus said...

    Anyway I have just like your post bro. :D

    July 12, 2010 at 3:54 PM
  29. vialentino said...

    congrats to spain le....this octopus is good!

    July 12, 2010 at 3:55 PM
  30. mNhL said...

    Haha....super Panda power.

    The octopus is just amazing.

    July 12, 2010 at 4:48 PM
  31. [SK] said...

    what?? short and sweet?? eih, foong, this post is still very long leh..

    July 12, 2010 at 6:19 PM
  32. [SK] said...

    errr, nope woh, didn't notice any changes you've made until you announce it.. kekekeke~~

    July 12, 2010 at 6:20 PM
  33. [SK] said...

    btw, how did you do that huh?? share with us please~~ :)

    July 12, 2010 at 6:20 PM
  34. Merryn said...

    wah..... PANDA Foong not only gives out Feng Shui tips.. he can predict too! wee weeeet! somemore easily can declare monday off! shiok!

    July 12, 2010 at 10:21 PM
  35. Ken Wooi said...

    i wanted netherlands to win! =/

    and cool, you added the social site widgets.. haha =)

    July 12, 2010 at 11:23 PM
  36. kyh said...

    I was so happy... Was shouting and cheering like madman at McD last nite!!! :D

    Gratz Spain, and love Paul sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much! He's such a cutie too! :)

    July 13, 2010 at 12:10 AM
  37. bluecrystaldude said...

    Hello Funny Panda man! Sorry for the late comment! BTW, love all these new features on your blog!

    July 13, 2010 at 1:20 AM
  38. bluecrystaldude said...

    I watched the WC yesterday! And I need to wake up early today. Still hangover and fueled by caffeine. Lots of it! @.@ <-- My panda eyes

    July 13, 2010 at 1:22 AM
  39. Shingo T said...

    Foongpc is an octopus in his previous life? =p

    July 13, 2010 at 2:29 PM
  40. Che-Cheh said...

    How are you? Still feeling sleepy? :P

    July 14, 2010 at 10:28 AM
  41. Vernon said...

    Congratulation for predicting the winner of the soccer World Cup. So you are now into a new trade. There is a great opportunity for you as Paul have taken retirement. Best of luck. Ha ha ha. Thanks for this funny post. Bye.

    July 14, 2010 at 3:30 PM
  42. foongpc said...

    mariuca, congrats FC!! Yes I'm celebrating on Monday! : )

    July 15, 2010 at 1:48 PM
  43. foongpc said...

    manglish, haha! Yay to Spain!

    July 15, 2010 at 1:49 PM
  44. foongpc said...

    caroline ng, I thought this share button is not from bloggers right?

    July 15, 2010 at 1:50 PM
  45. foongpc said...

    monica, me too prefer Tong Kee's egg tarts! : )

    July 15, 2010 at 1:54 PM
  46. foongpc said...

    lina, you bet on Netherlands? How much you lost? Haha!

    July 15, 2010 at 1:54 PM
  47. foongpc said...

    mei teng, what makes you think the Spanish are the better players? I thought you don't watch football! Haha.

    If Paul got it wrong, he would be eaten : )

    July 15, 2010 at 1:55 PM
  48. LifeRamblings said...

    congrats to Spain. the octopus RULES!

    July 15, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    July 22, 2010 at 4:40 PM