I won’t be able to read blogs or access flickr for the next few days (at least) due to the following:

Slow Internet access to overseas websites due to earthquake in Taiwan
“Singapore, 27 December 2006 — Customers may experience slow Internet access to overseas websites. This is due to an earthquake that occurred in Taiwan on 26 December 2006. We are working closely with our submarine cable consortium members to restore services as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

2 deaths from the earthquake had been reported since yesterday, I hope the figure remains unchanged. What a sad way to end 2006………😦