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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Too good to be true


A friend of mine recently introduced me to some online investment funds that promise an average of 20% return every month. Sounds good. Her husband has an account and is earning some profits.

Seriously, 20% return every month is really very tempting. So tempting that it sound too good to be true. I did a search on the so called online investment funds thing and found quite a lot of people recommending others to join in. Appearantly, these people also make some profits. I think they also earn points by getting more people join in. That explains why everyone is so eager to introduce this investment to others. Sound like a MLM scheme. But appearantly, there seems more to it.

Read a few online forum discussion on that online investment funds. All of them make reference to ponzi scheme. Ponzi scheme has been around for more than 100 years already. And the fundamental concept of this scheme is offering high returns to initial invester so that they will pull in more invester. While the earlier invester will really get high returns, those who enter the scheme late will get their money conned.

Ok, so I know this online investment fund will collapse sooner or later. But question is, when? If it collapse later, maybe I could still join and get some profits.

But on second thoughts, maybe not. This stuff has been there for nearly a year now. Way too risky. I think I'll stick to those investment funds offered here.

New hotspot

Good food. Free flow drinks. Free WIFI.

"welcome to carl's jr"

Meeting with ex

Was roaming around suntec last night. Had a sinful dinner at carl's Jr and was looking for a place idle for the rest of the night. Decided to go to Starbucks for a drink and WIFI. Just when I was queuing up, my phone rang. It was Jessie.

She just finished her facial and was looking for company for dinner. Since she is just nearby, I agreed to "watch" her eat as I'm too full to eat anything.

Jessie is my ex gf. We were together when I was in the army and broke off 4 years ago. That was the longest relationship I ever had. We still keep contact and meet up once in a while.

We decided to go for a drink after her subway sandwich. Wanted to go balaclava, but the place was too pack. Tried Paulaner, but also too crowded. We finally settled down at Flo at One Fullerton.

I had Hoegaarden again. Couldn't resist when I see them serving Hoegaarden in those huge glass. I guess Hoegaarden taste better in those huge manly glasses.

We had a good chat. I always believe that you can still be friends after break up. Its nice to have her as a friend. She said that I'm her only ex that she still keeps in contact with. I'm so honoured. :)

Jessie is getting married next weekend. Congrats. Wish the both of you and your husband a blissful marriage.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Me battery on recall

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Latest news, IBM/Lenovo is recalling around 500,000 Sony battery. I've checked and found that my battery is in the recall list. YIPPIE!!! I'm getting new battery!!!

Dear Lenovo Customer,

Lenovo and IBM Corporation, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and other regulatory agencies, have announced the voluntary recall of certain lithium-ion batteries manufactured by Sony Corporation. In the interest of public safety, Lenovo will offer customers free-of-charge replacement batteries for all recalled batteries. View Battery recall FAQs.

IBM and Lenovo sold these Sony batteries in systems listed below between February 2005 and September 2006. Customers who bought one of the following systems may have a battery subject to this recall:

ThinkPad R Series (R51e, R52, R60, R60e)
ThinkPad T Series (T43, T43p, T60)
ThinkPad X Series (X60, X60s)

Additionally, since these batteries can also be used with ThinkPad T4x Series or ThinkPad R5x Series systems, customers who ordered an extra battery or received a replacement battery for any ThinkPad T4x or ThinkPad R5x Series notebook PC between February 2005 and September 2006 may also have a battery subject to recall.

You can check if your battery is on the recall list here.


Called their customer service and was told that they will send the replacement battery within 6 weeks time. Eeerr.... 6 weeks. That means I'll still be carrying that bomb for the next 6 weeks.

Hope SMRT don't put up this poster.



The customer service person said WITHIN 6 weeks right? Today is also considered "Within 6 weeks".

The delivery man called me on my handphone at around 2:30pm, saying he is at the lift lobby of my office. I got a shock. I thought really need to wait 6 weeks. And the amazing thing is, I just call the customer support today at 11:30am. Within 3 hours and my battery is changed. Good job!

Oh ya.... its a Sanyo now. :D


Remember the face recognition thing that I did some time back?

Discovered that they now have this new collage feature where they make a nice picture of your result. Cool huh?

So I try using the picture that I submitted that time. But I didn't get Tony Leung this time. DAMN. Tony Leung very yandao leh. Why I don't look like him anymore?

Anyway, as usual, I get a bunch of peope whom I don't recognise. All except one.

Takashi Sorimachi. 反町隆史. 63% somemore.

I swear that I didn't photoshop this picture. REALLY.

Me GTO. Hahahaha.... The program must be faulty again. Sorry to all the Takashi Sorimachi fans.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

I'm bored

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

On course

Got a very short and simple email from my teamlead few days ago.

Email: Pls goto intranet and register for this course. Thx.

Really short and simple. So simple that it took me around 10 seconds to understand that he is sending me on course. YIPPIE!!!

Went to intranet to register for the course. There are 3 time slot available. Mid Oct, Mid Nov and Mid Dec.

Mid Oct: I'm on duty.
Mid Nov: I have exams.
Mid Dec: I'm free.

So the choice is pretty obvious. I choose to attend the mid Oct course lah! Mid Dec too late already. What if they suddenly cancel the course? Got course must go fast. Cannot wait. Duty can exchange with other people, course more important. :D

But here comes the weird part.... Why am I going for a J2EE course when my team doesn't require J2EE? And its not that I requested for the course. The last time I went to PL/SQL course is because I choose that course when my teamlead ask which course I'm interested in. But this time its different. Surely he has some plans for me.

I tried asking him but he didn't say much. Didn't say why send me to J2EE course. Didn't say what plans he has for me that require me to go for J2EE course. All he said is I'll still be in his team.

So why is he sending me to a J2EE course?
Does he have a new project on hand that requires J2EE?
Or is he going to transfer me to another team that requires J2EE?
Or he sending me for J2EE course just for the sake of sending me on course?

Anyway, thanks boss. :D

Last minute

Suppose to have a meeting this morning. The meeting was postpone from last wednesday. The meeting is suppose to start at 9:30 am. But the guy send an email to everyon at 9:27am telling us that he wish to postpone the meeting to afternoon.

I already gotten my notes ready and was about to leave for the meeting room.

Nevermind. Then when afternoon came, the guy didn't show up. I didn't go to the meeting room first because the meeting room is visible from my table. I carry on doing my stuff while waiting for that guy. He email to us again 10 minutes later saying he need to postpone the meeting yet again as he has some urgent bugs that he need to fix.

I do understand that he is busy. But the least he could do is tell us earlier if he wish to postpone the meeting. And not do it last minute.


Got an 'urgent' request this morning from my sub teamlead. Need to finish by end of the day. I was looking at the request. Timing is not an issue. We finish today or finish by friday makes no difference. There is no impact at all even if we don't do. So why the hurry?

But no, die die must do it by today. I wonder did I make any careless mistake while rushing that request.

Pissed off

A R G H ! ! !

Wanted to blog my anger out, but fuck it. Why the heck do I still bother to bother?

There is a limit to how much a person can take. I'm surprised that I can endure this much.

Someone is searching for me

And he/she found me.... HELP!!!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

It's a Sony

OK, lets be serious now. This is no laughing matter.

I pulled out my T43 battery to check if its made by Sony. There is no mention of who manufacture the battery. All it said was "Made for IBM". Which means it was made by a 3rd party. But who?? Check the forum and discovered the way to check the battery brand.

Go to Control Panel, under power option, go to power manager. And this is what I got....

It's a Sony.

Which means I'm really carrying a bomb in my backpack.

So while Sony and Lenovo are still taking their own sweet time investigating the problem, I think I'll stop putting my T43 on my lap for the time being. Remind myself to pay my insurance bill on time. Make sure I have a fire extinguisher nearby when using laptop. And wait for Lenovo/IBM/Sony to recall my battery. YIPPIE!! Been using this battery for 1 year plus already. It would be nice to be able to change new battery for free. :D

In the meantime, I hope SMRT and SBS do not impose a ban on IBM laptop like what some airlines are doing now.

Maybe I should get that colleague of mine to help draw out some contingency plan while we wait for the recall. :D

Wake up call

Just submitted an assignment. Going to fail for this assignment.

I don't know if it is because the module is too tough or is it because I'm not putting enough effort. Or maybe both.

This is bad. I got another assignment coming up. And I need to score for next assignment in order to make up for this failed assignment. I can't afford to fail. If I fail, I will need to do another 1/2 year for my degree. My next 2 semester will be fully packed and I won't be able to retake any course.

It is time to wake up.

Monday, September 25, 2006

I have a bomb in my backpack

This news article caught my attention.

A Lenovo ThinkPad T43 notebook computer overheated and began smoking and sparking on September 16 at Los Angeles International Airport, but no one was injured, a Lenovo spokesman in Tokyo said. It was not yet clear what caused the malfunction.

Exploding battery..... I thought only dell laptop battery explodes. IBM thinkpad also?

Wait a minute! Isn't that the same model that I'm using? IBM Thinkpad T43. OMG. I'm walking with a highly explosive device in my backpack. So are we still allow to carry this highly dangerous weapon and board the MRT train? Hmmm....

Wonder if this scenario will ever happen.

Security personnel: Excuse me Sir, what do you have in your backpack?
Me: Laptop.
Security personnel: What model is your laptop?
Me: IBM T43. :D
Security personnel: IBM T43?!?!?!?!
**Security personnel takes a few step back and point his finger at me**
Security personnel: **Speaking on walkie talkie** All station, all station! We need backup. Suspect carrying highly explosive IBM T43 laptop and attempting to board MRT. We need reinforcement now!!
**I'm in deep trouble**

Ok, I think too much already.


Mid-Autumn Festival is coming. I don't need to buy mooncakes home because my dad usually buys them. He need to use them as offering to god. We get to eat the mooncakes after that.

Mooncakes are usually used as gift to elders. Every year during this season, if I have a girlfriend, I'll buy a box for gift to her parents.

I still remember 6 years ago. My girlfriend at that time bought mooncake as gift for my father. My father was kinda surprised. Both my sister's boyfriend never give him mooncakes before. Dad merely make a simple remark "How come last time nobody give us mooncakes?" And my 2 sister's bf send mooncakes to my dad few days later. That year, we had the most mooncakes ever at home.

Ever since that year, my sister's bf would give my dad a box of mooncake during this season. Funny, but true. If she never give my dad a box of mooncake that year, I think till now, none of my sister's bf would give my dad mooncakes.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Discount card

Got this in my snail mail yesterday.

Its from citibank. Not a credit card, but a discount card to be use together with my citibank credit card at creative eateries restaurant. I love credit cards. They give me discount and rewards.

They do have quite a few restaurant that I'm interested in visiting. Always walk pass the Surf 'n' Turf but never tried going in. Miss the food from Hot Stone although I only visited once and that was like.... 5 years ago?

The discount structure is kinda different.

The discount percent is based on the number of people. If 1 person, only 15% discount. But if 2 person, you get 50% discount!! Then if 3 person, the discount get reduced to 33%. Hmmm..... which means bring 1 person along can liao.

The card is valid until March 2007. The only problem is, you need to show this card and your credit card in order to get the discount. I don't think I'll want to bring the card out everyday. Maybe if I want to go then I bring the card out.

Surf 'n' Turf anyone? :D

Saturday, September 23, 2006

1gb of MP3, Photos and Joy

Finally got a 1gb M2 card. T searched the entire Sim Lim Sq on Thur during his leave and found a store selling at $122. Thx a lot. The salesperson said this could be the last piece of M2 left in Sim Lim Sq. I believe him. There is really a shortage of 1gb M2 card in Singapore.

Survived that 256mb card for 3 weeks. It was a torture. I can never remember how did I live with 256mb MMC card when I was using my Nokia 6230 2 years ago. Can't squeeze too many MP3, can't take many pictures. How did I live on that 256mb for 1 year and survived?

Its good to have 1gb M2. Can store lots of MP3 and photos and other fun stuff like games and themes. Actually, I feel that 1gb also not enough. Got lots of MP3 that I want to carry around with me. And I like to takes photos. 1gb will run out in no time.
If only they have 2gb M2. Or 4gb..... hahahaha.....

Selling my 256mb M2 @ $30

Adding more lelong


Added 1 more item. Selling that 256mb M2 card that comes with my K800i.
If you are interested, please email me.


Item: SanDisk 1gb MS Duo
Price: $50
Descriptions: 1 gb MS Duo card and Adaptor


Item: Sony Ericsson Earpiece HPM-61
Price: $25
Descriptions: HPM-61 Earpiece. Brand new, unopen from my K800i pacakge.


Item: Sony Ericsson Data Cable DCU-60
Price: $20
Descriptions: DCU-60 Data Cable. Brand new from my K800i pacakge.


Item: Sony 256mb M2
Price: $30
Descriptions: Sony 256mb M2 and Adaptor

Friday, September 22, 2006

Bouncing back

I think I'm more or less back to my usual self.

Starting to find back my laughter and smiles. Constantly 'ka jiao-ing' my colleagues whenever I got the chance. Finding back my usual self.

And it is always your the darkest hour when you really see true friends. Perhaps because they are the only lightsource you can depend on when everything gone wrong. Its nice to have T and Z around to hear my complaints. The things that I couldn't blog down but need a revenue to release them out. Thanks for being there for me.

Trying to expand my social circle lately. Making new friends and meeting old friends. And also finding some time for myself like enjoying a nice cup of cooling ultimate ice blended from coffee bean. Life is great.


I bump into her at Orchard just now. Chatted for a while before going about doing our own stuff.

I always believe that couples still can be friends after breaking up. Its going to be a bit uncomfortable in the beginning. But I think after awhile, we can still become friends like we used to be.


Perhaps you really need to fall down hard and hit the floor before you can bounce back.

But I still got 2 bottle of hoegaarden in the fridge. Damn. Bounce back too early.

Nah, not going to keep them for the next time when I break down. Maybe I'll open them one of these days when chilling out.

Rediscovering the joy of.....


Tako Pachi

Ultimate Ice Blended

WIFI at "My Oasis"

OK, maybe I didn't managed to rediscover the joy of WIFI-ing at my oasis. Been quite some time since I been here. That strong WIFI network that I used to connect is no long around. The Singnet WIFI at the Starbucks across the street is too weak to give a decent connection.

I managed to find a weak WIFI network which is kinda unstable and will disconnect every now and then.

But the worst thing is this place is full of Ang Moh kids. I'm not racist or anything. But these kids are making a lot of noise and smoking.

Perhaps the international school should teach their students how to read this sign that is placed on every table.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Me Computer Geek

Bought a Belkin 4 in 1 PDA stylus pen from someone online. Met him at Yishun MRT after work today.

This is the 2nd time I'm meeting online seller at Yishun MRT this week. Don't know why I like to buy things online lately. And don't know why they all choose to meet at Yishun. Well... Since I'll be passing by Yishun on my way home, why not?

I've always wanted to get a pen with stylus. Although I don't know why exactly I need a pen with a stylus. I guess that is what makes me a computer geek. Somehow, I just find it cool to have a pen with stylus.


Anyway, the pen is kinda cool. Other than a PDA stylus, it also have a black pen, red pen and a mechanical pencil. I got it at $15.

That guy is also selling this Belkin Quadra 4-in-1 Stylus Pen at $20. Its the same as the one I bought from him, but has additional laser pointer and led light. More geeky!!! But I don't like the look of the pen. The base of the pen looks.... errr... weird.

So decide to be slightly less geeky. :P


I will never be with you

Something strike me today.

Perhaps it's time I should face the truth. And stop living in my dream.
Dreaming is good. It keeps you moving when everything is down. But there should be a time when you should wake up from your dream. No matter how sweet the dream is, it is still a dream. And some dreams are meant to be just dream.

Listening to "James Blunt - You're Beautiful" on repeat mode for the whole day. The chorus is sort of singing my feeling now. You're beautiful. So beautiful until I don't know what to do.

Cause I'll never be with you.

James Blunt - You're Beautiful

My life is brilliant.

My life is brilliant.
My love is pure.
I saw an angel.
Of that I'm sure.
She smiled at me on the subway.
She was with another man.
But I won't lose no sleep on that,
'Cause I've got a plan.

You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.
I saw your face in a crowded place,
And I don't know what to do,
'Cause I'll never be with you.

Yeah, she caught my eye,
As we walked on by.
She could see from my face that I was,
Fucking high,
And I don't think that I'll see her again,
But we shared a moment that will last till the end.

You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.
I saw your face in a crowded place,
And I don't know what to do,
'Cause I'll never be with you.

You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.
There must be an angel with a smile on her face,
When she thought up that I should be with you.
But it's time to face the truth,
I will never be with you.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

One overrides the other


I run, therefore.......

I indulge in NUS Cheese Prata!!!!!

Another DK's one overrides the other theory.


Beyond my control

It is not that I don't want to do it, but the thing is, I can't do it. If I can do it, I would had already done it to save myself from the misery.

Some things are just beyond my control.

More Lelong


New items added.
I'm not in need of money. Just that these are leftovers after I upgrade my Handphone. Well, might as well sell it and clear my drawer space.

As usual, if you are interested, please email me.


Item: SanDisk 1gb MS Duo
Price: $50
Descriptions: 1 gb MS Duo card and Adaptor


Item: Sony Ericsson Earpiece HPM-61
Price: $25
Descriptions: HPM-61 Earpiece. Brand new, unopen from my K800i pacakge.


Item: Sony Ericsson Data Cable DCU-60
Price: $20
Descriptions: DCU-60 Data Cable. Brand new from my K800i pacakge.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Chasing that D

Bump into my director at the lift while on my way out. We chatted for the 2nd time in my 3 1/2 yr working in the company.

Dir: heard from your teamlead that you are taking a course.
Me: ya. In fact I'm to going school now.
Dir: what course you taking?
Me: degree in IT at UniSIM.
Dir: UniSIM? Is it a private school?
Me: nope, we just became the 4th university in Singapore.

By then, the lift door open and i said goodbye to her and left.

Somehow, the conversation spark me into deep thinking again.

You already know my abilities at work. I am already doing the same things that other degree holder are doing. Yet i am still a JO not because my skill is not there, but because i am just holding a diploma.

And the stuff i'm studying now is totally unrelated to my work. Getting that degree does not improve my skillset at work, but strangely, it will promise me promotion and better pay. Sometimes I find myself doing this degree just for sake of getting that piece of paper. I'm not gaining much new knowedge. In IT, you just need the basics and build on the area of expersties at work. So what am i studying?

While everyone is chasing that 5Cs, i am here chasing that D. Curse myself for playing too much when young.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Black Earphone

HongJia introduce me to this guy who is selling cheap Sony Ericsson Accessories at HWZ. His pricing is really good.

Wanted to get a new earphone to replace my 1 year old HPM-70 earphone. Been using too very frequently until the connector is getting abit loose and the wire is breaking. Saw that he is selling the exact model at $30! When I got my earphone, it was selling at $68. He also have this black edition which he is selling at $35.

So I got the black HPM-70 earphone from him. Met him at Yishun MRT today after work. Very nice guy. Chatted for awhile. He advice me not to get the Bluetooth Headset HBH-DS970 since I already got the earphone and bluetooth earpiece. But then, I'm still pretty tempted to get it. He is selling it at $150. Outside is selling around $180. Still considering....

The new earpiece is exactly the same as my previous earphone, except it is black in colour instead of grey. And there is no packaging. He say he got the stock directly from Sony Ericsson. These set were suppose to be place inside new phones, i think. That why there is no packaging. Don't worry. They are not fakes. If they are fakes, then those guys had done a very very good job.

The black earpiece match my black K800i well. :D

Your Leave Application Has Been Approved

I always apply leave for my birthday if it falls on a weekday. To me, birthday is a special day which I think I should be enjoying and not be in office working my arse for that payslip.

So I applied leave for my birthday this year. My teamlead approved my leave without question as he always does. He doesn't know that it is my birthday, neither did he notice that I always took leave on that day every year.

But when I saw the email saying my leave has been approved, somehow, I got this sense of emptiness. What am I going to do with that 1 day of leave in the middle of the week? Why did I even took leave that day?

In the past, I would have a rough idea of what to do like going to east coast myself to enjoy the sea breeze or go shopping alone in town area. This year, I have none. Its not that I didn't plan for anything. Just that all my plans have to change now.

Just 1 month ago, I thought I would have someone celebrating my birthday with me on that day. Its amazing how fast things changes.

2 more weeks to my birthday, and I'm not looking forward to it.

Contingency plan

Heard from a colleague who just came out of a meeting regarding some data migration schedule. The migration is suppose to be on a weekend. Quite a big hoo-ah event. And like normal kiasu Singapore company, there is always some contingency plan for those unforseeable events.

The funniest contingency plan is in the event of a power failure.
Option A: Everyone move their own PC to HQ. But HQ has limited space.
Option B: Everyone move their own PC to another office building. But that building doesn't belongs to our company, therefore Air Con is charged by per hour.

I was laughing all the way. This guy really kiasu until plan for power failure!! And he even got the time to check the cost of using the other office building.

Its a waste to SAF that this guy never go sign on army.


But actually, his contingency plan is not very well done. A lot of events not covered by his contigency plan.

Let me quote a few example:

1) Event of whole Singapore power failure.
2) Event of Terrorist attack. Hijack a 747 and crash into our office building.
3) Event of Bird Flu outbreak.
4) Event of flooding.
5) Event of Typhoon.
6) Event of Earthquake.
7) Event of Tsunami.
8) Event of a undead raising from the grave.
9) Event of Alien Invasion.
10) Event of **Insert ridiculous event here**

Since you already plan for power failure, why not plan for the remaining items too?


Nobody say die die must migrate the data on that weekend what. If really so unlucky got power failure, then postpone to the other weekend lor. By the time you managed to move all the PC to another office building and set up properly, I think power would had already resumed.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Astraware freebies


Astraware is giving out some free games for PalmOS.

Ok, from the list, only Bang Bang seems interesting.



It always feel good to hear someone compliment you about the things you do.

Even though sometimes you don't think or feel that you live up to the praise they made about you. But its the way some people see you in their eyes. Perhaps they see something in you that even you yourself didn't see. Or perhaps some action make them see you differently from others. Whatever it is, it is sort of a morale boaster when someone make good remarks about you.

Especially when it come from someone from the opposite sex.

What car you drive, what house you live, what Uni you go?


"Nowadays people look at what car you drive, what house you live in, what university you go to"

This dialog still linger inside my mind after walking out of the cinema.

What car you drive?
I still remember a conversation with a friend of mine many years back. His family had 2 car, a Merc and a Toyota. Once, he drove his dad's Merc to visit his friend who is staying in condo. The security guard didn't even stop the car or ask him who is he visiting. He just open the gate and let him in.

Few days later, he drove his mum's Toyata to the same friend's house. The same security guard stop the car and ask the usual question like which house unit and who he is visiting. He only open the gate after taking down the car license plate number.

What house you live?
We always have this thinking that people who stay in condo or banglow are rich and more gracious. How true is that?

Remember the Joo Chiat incident?

What University you go?
In office, whenever some colleagues did something stupid, we would always ask, which university they go to. It was meant to be a joke actually. But the joke exist because there is this mentality that some University produce better students. Just like some top primary school and secondary always produce good student, that why every strive to go to those school.

Have it ever occured to you that it is not because these school have good lecturer or good module structure? It is because all the smarter student choose those University, that why you them 'producing' smart students?

And not all students produce by those top university are good workers.
Our 'survey' shows that NUS and NTU produce a fair share of cockanaden workers. Its not the university that matters. Its the person studying in it.

But not many employers can see that.


Why should someone be judged by the car they drive, the house they live and the university they go to?

Shouldn't it be the charater that matter most?

Singapore Dreaming


Went to watch Singapore Dreaming today. It is a great show.

Found bits of myself in some of the charaters in the show. Its as if seeing a show about myself. I laugh at some things that the charaters did, but deep inside, I know I'm the same too.

You know it a good show when you leave the cinema still pondering about what was being said in the movie.

Singapore Dream is a good show. Must watch. Really reflect the reality of life as a Singaporean. Jack Neo and Eric Khoo doesn't even come close.

You Singaporeans are always complaining.
You think your life is tough?

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Ghost City


Suntec is like a ghost city now. Rather empty for a Saturday night. Think the road block and extra security check is causing everyone to shun that area. But not me.

Have you ever seen Kenny Rogers queue-less on a Saturday dinner hour? I never. Actually wanted to have some fast food for dinner since I'm alone. But decide to try the queue-less Kenny Rogers. Hey, its something new ok.


What happen to the 16k delegates from IMF?

Shouldn't Suntec be crowded if there are 16k delegates? Nope.
It seems like these people are too busy having their meeting that they don't even shop. Saw quite a number of people in suits walking around. But no shopping bags in their hands.

Some shops even give special discount to IMF delegates. Ranging from 10% to 20% discount. Crap. Why only to IMF delegates? Why not to everyone? Anyway, the delegates are not buy anything either.

Look like the shops around Suntec area are not benifiting from the IMF meeting.


OK, another bunch of NS policemen walk pass me as I'm slipping my cafe mocha at Millenia Walk Starbucks. There are quite alot of them around here. But seriously, I wonder what can they do if terrorist strike.


Oh ya.... regarding the 4 million smile thingy. Its a misrepresentation. There is no 4 million smile to welcome the delegates. It all bull shits and lies.

I don't see 4 million smiles. I don't even see 400 smiles. Maybe only 4. And that is nowhere near to the 4 million smile.

Perhaps there is nothing much to smile about lately.

Noah Pro and Thesaurus


I don't know if this is a good news or bad news.

The creator of Noah Pro and Thesaurus has closed down its business. For those uninitiated, Noah Pro is a dictionary for Palm OS. This means that there will be no more developement for this great software.

But the creator has decided to give out the software for free. You can download it here if you have a Palm OS device.


Sakae Sushi 9 for $9 promo

Great deal from Sakae Sushi
9 colour plate at $9.

From 15 Sept to 23 Sept 2006.

Sakae Sushi anyone??? :D

Friday, September 15, 2006


Boat Quay TCC.
Bean Bag.

Just a few of my favorite things

Meeting Marathon

Went on a meeting marathon.

Thur 0930 to 1230
Thur 1630 to 1900
Fri 0930 to 1200
Fri 1400 to 1600

Didn't get to do my work. Just meeting, meeting, meeting and meeting.
And we are not done yet. More to come next week.


The meeting is about a project team handing over their stuff to us. They spend 1 1/2 year on this project and its finally done. Now they are handing over the stuff they did to my team.

I really don't understand why they agreed to some of the user requirements. In the end, too many stuff will be handled by us. A small change will impact a lot of area. And we will need to remember where to update for every change.

Maybe they are left with no choice but to accept those requirements. Maybe some of the requirements can be drop or changed. Maybe some of the responsibilites can be shifted to other team. I don't know. But its too late to say anything now. Everything has been finalized.

It is a minefield waiting for someone to make an error.


Woke up late for work today.

It has been many months since I last woke up late for work. In fact, I haven't taken cab to work since we moved to new office.

Maybe I need to get another alarm clock


Tried this quiz and this is the result it gave me.


What's Eating You: Sadness

Your sadness is most likely triggered by one or more unpleasant events that happened relatively recently in your life, such as the death of a loved one, a broken relationship or a career problem.

Although you don't have many of the classic signs of depression, this does not mean that you do not need help. You can seek advice and support by having a good talk with your family or friends - they can offer you emotional support to tide you over the low period.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Gan Jiong Tester

Got a call from a very gan jiong tester today.

The tester wanted me to help check why is there an error for 1 item that my colleague is doing. She wasn't at her desk at the moment and the tester wanted the result urgently.

It is very difficult to talk on the phone and type on the keyboard at the same time. Esp when the person on the other line is very gan jiong and keep asking why this and that is happening when you are helping her to check.

So I decided to ask her to put down the phone so that I can check in peace and get back to her shortly.

Me: There alot of things need to check. Can I check and call you back later.
Gan Jiong Tester: This is very urgent. You call me back now.
Me: -_-'''

If I have to call you back NOW, then why do I put down the phone in the first place?


We all know that Steve Irwin was killed by a stingray recently while fliming.

After his death, some fans took revenge on stingrays by killing them.

Isn't irony? Fans of a famous conservationist killing stingrays to take revenge?
Time to wake up mate.

I’m loving angels instead

I'm not perfect. In fact, I admit that I make a lot of mistakes. And I'm very blur at times. I'm no perfect, just like everyone else.

At the end, it seems like you mind all the mistakes that I made. Some which I agree are my mistakes, some I don't agree that I'm wrong. But sometimes, there is just no room in you for me to make even the slightest mistake. I'm no superman.

Perhaps you are asking too much. Or perhaps I wasn't good enough.
It doesn't matter now.

And I never ask much from you. All I wanted is someone to stand by me whether I’m right or wrong.

Perhaps it is something hard for you to achieve.
That why I've decided that I’m loving angels instead.

Robbie Williams - Angels

I sit and wait
does an angel contemplate my fate
and do they know
the places where we go
when we´re grey and old
´cos I´ve been told
that salvation lets their wings unfold
so when I’m lying in my bed
thoughts running through my head
and I feel that love is dead
I’m loving angels instead

and through it all she offers me protection
a lot of love and affection
whether I’m right or wrong

and down the waterfall
wherever it may take me
I know that life wont break me
when I come to call she wont forsake me
I’m loving angels instead

when I’m feeling weak
and my pain walks down a one way street
I look above
and I know ill always be blessed with love
and as the feeling grows
she breathes flesh to my bones
and when love is dead
I’m loving angels instead

and through it all she offers me protection
a lot of love and affection
whether I’m right or wrong
and down the waterfall
wherever it may take me
I know that life wont break me
when I come to call she wont forsake me
I’m loving angels instead

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Nephew on drip

My little nephew had a bad diarrhea and vomit last night. Sis sent him to hospital and doctor say he need to stay in hospital overnight for observation. He is dehydrated and doctor put him on drip.

He is just 3 years old. I remember the first time I was on drip was during army when I had a very high fever. The injection is quite painful. But the worst part is having the needle stay on your arm for few hours for the drip. You have to restrict your arm movements. It is very uncomfortable. Hate the feeling.

But the drip is good for the body. At the age of 20, I can understand. But how do you explain to a little boy at the age of 3 that the drip is for his dehydration? How do we explain to him that he needs to bear with the uncomfortable needle until he recover? We can't.

He was still quite ok when the doctor gave him the injection in the afternoon. Sis put him on his bed and make sure he went to sleep before going to the canteen to pack her lunch back to the ward. But when she return, my nephew is gone! It appears that he has pulled out the needle himself and went searching for my sis when she was away for 5 minutes. I bet sis must be shocked when she came back to see a empty bed with the needle on the floor.

Sis found him few room down the corridor looking at a computer monitor. Another computer addict.

After that, it was impossible to get him to put on drip again. He knew the pain and the uncomfortness of the drip. He keep repeating that he doesn't want the needle. Doctor have no choice but to let him be. But he keep vomiting out the food and drink he took. So in the evening, the doctor is left with no choice but to put him on drip again.

So his mother, grandma, great grandma, my dad, the doctor and me tried our best to coax. Assuring him that it will not be painful. Telling him that sick boy must go for injection. Promising him Superman design handyplast. Even told him to beat the doctor if it hurts.

Finally, after more than 5 minutes of bargaining, he finally hold the doctors hand and went to counter for the injection. He cried after the injection. Which 3 year old boy doesn't?

After putting on the drip, he went to sleep. Sis is staying in hosptial overnight to company him. Think he won't pull the needle out again this time.

Hope he recover fast.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

I'm fine.

I'm fine.

Thanks to all who has sms/emailed/msn me recently. Really touched by your care and concern. Its nice to know that I still have some friends. :D


T ask if I'm the serial cat abuser in Jurong. He thought I might vent my anger on little animals. Haha....

Please.... serial cat abuser? You got to be kidding.
If there is a serial rapist in Jurong, maybe its me. Cat abuser? You must be kidding.


S scare that I might do foolish things like jump onto the road with oncoming traffic while I'm doing my jogging. Haha.....

If I want to commit sucide, I would had done that few weeks ago. And hor, if you read back my blog, I always post picture of road that I'm running. And they are always beside the main road.


Strangely, a few blogger that I read frequently are also encountering relationship problem lately. Is it the season for breakups?


A lot of things I want to say, yet I'm too tired of blogging them out.

I may had blog a lot this few days, but there are still a lot of posting that I delete away after writing half way.

So what if I managed to proof my point? So what if I manage to let you see from my point of view? So what if I manage to let you understand that your conclusion about me is wrong?

All these won't change anything. So why do I still bother explaining myself? Besides, I doubt anything I said will change your mind.


I always believe that there should be a time for someone to fall down and breakdown. We are not superhuman. We all have emotions. And we can't bottle up our problems as if nothing happen. If the problem is too great, we should allow ourselves to breakdown and cry sometimes.

But there is also a time to get back on your feets and move on.

I'm trying to stand up after that blow. I haven't fully get back to my feets yet, but I know I will.


Oh ya.... I'm just kidding about the serial rapist part. If there is really a serial rapist in Jurong, its not me hor!


What is your expectations of your life partner?

Does he need to have more than 5Cs?
Or have 6 packs and look like beckham?
How about being romantic and never fails to surprise you?

What is your expectations?

Reading back

Sometimes, I would go back and read what I wrote in the past on my blog. My blog has become a online diary. Recording my feelings and thoughts.


I stumble upon this posting that I wrote back in Feb 06. That was the time when I was chasing her. It was the 1st time I wrote a whole blog posting in chinese. Took a long time to write it and had some errors with were quickly pointed out by my friends.

Till today, I still stand by the thought that 适合是一种爱造成的感觉.


Indeed, love is something powerful. It can change a person or accept a person.
Perhaps, the reason why this relationship fails is because love is not strong enough.
Not because we are not suitable for each other.


There was another posting that I wrote back in Jan 06. It was written during the time when I was trying to forget Z.

It has been 9 months already. Yet the so called change that I said I wanted to do wasn't done yet. I'm still making the same mistakes.

Perhaps I should really sit down and reflect upon myself one day.


I know, 1 day I'll be reading back at all these blog posting I posted. Relive the feelings that I'm experiencing now.

One sold, one more to go


Lelong Lelong

The flash has been sold. Now left with the MS Duo.
Price has been reduced.

Item: SanDisk 1gb MS Duo
Price: $60 $50
Accessories: 1 gb MS Duo card and Adaptor

Email me if you are interested. :D

Side note: I know its common for people to bargain. So far I recieved 3 emails trying to bargain for the MS Duo. 2 of the emails gave ridiculous pricing. But funnily, hotmail classified them as junkmail and threw them into the junkmail box. The 3rd email did bargain too, but his asking price is still ok. That email landed in my inbox.

Funny..... but true.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Explaining myself

Recieved an email from my subteam lead asking me to provide another colleague some figures. Totally lost because nothing was mentioned before hand.

And the email he send didn't say anything, it just say "Pls provide the ID to XXX". So I read the whole email below from beginning to end. I wasn't in the loop at all. Got some info of what is suppose to do after reading all the emails, but there are part where they use telephone to commucate and I am clueless about what was the arrangements.

I emailed to my subteam lead and he said that he already mentioned to me before last week. I'm sure he didn't. So I walk over to my sub teamlead's desk and ask him for more details. He told me briefly about the requirements and said that he emailed to me last wednesday.

I'm quite sure he didn't because if he did, I would have at least the slightest idea what the whole issue is about. So I went thru my inbox and try searching for the email. Nothing came out. I look at all the email send to me last wednesday. Nothing. I look at all the email he send to me. Still nothing.

He could had forgotten to tell me about it. And mistakenly thought that he did.

But then, how do I explain to him that he really didn't inform me? Show him my outlook? But what for? So what if I managed to proof that he didn't send me the email? What am I trying to proof?

Sometimes, there is just no need to explain some things.


Came back to office to settle some urgent stuff. Then applied half day leave. Really need a rest. Slept at 5 plus last night.

Wondering which is more painful now, the head or the heart.

Double edge sword

I know if I go to sleep now, I would have difficulties waking up later.
Yet if I don't sleep, I know I will have problem at work.

Life is always a double edge sword.
You can't do with it, you can't do without it.


I miss you.

I miss your company.
I miss your touch.
I miss the happy moments we spend together.

I went to serveral places that we have been to during the weekends. From bedok jetty to labardor park and Mt Faber. From Coffee Club at Marina Sq to TCC at city link. And when I was there, I saw images of us together, the happy times during the relationship.

But all that is left now are just memories.

I know it is very hard to change you when your mind is set. But I really don't want to see this relationship end just like this. I really hope we could talk things out and make things work. I really wish we could be together again.

I pondered for the longest time just now before I finally message you on MSN. I told you that I miss you and that I pass by bedok jetty during the weekend. But you said I wouldn't had said those words if I didn't pass by the place.

How do I let you know that I miss you all these while?
How do I let you know that I could had avoided going to bedok jetty?
How do I let you know that I purposely go to those places to relive the happy memories?

We quarrel on MSN again. Just like when we were together, we always quarrel whenever I bring up an issue that we don't see eye to eye. I really don't want to quarrel. All I wanted is to talk things out. Yet we always held strongly to our beliefs and grounds that there is no space to make a compromise. Why do we always have to hold on to our ground so tightly? I really don't want to quarrel anymore. We had quarreled enough already. I'm tired. I know you are too.

I just wish we could be together again.

I told you that I've been missing you all these while. But you told me the problem is, you don't miss me at all. Do you know how hurtful those words are? I don't remember ever feeling such pain before. Its like something trying to rip my heart from inside out. Something that is inside my heart is bitting me. And I asked myself, why did I open my heart to let you in and launch such a painful attack in the first place? It really hurts a lot. Yet it mean nothing to you now when I'm in pain.

Everything I've said before become a weapon to hurt me even further. I could rebut every conclusion that you made from the words that I've said. But I didn't. Not because what you conclude is true, but because I know the more I rebut, there worst the quarrel will be. And no matter how I rebut, you still stand by your assumption and nothing I said could change what you think. In the end, I still can't proof anything. We will only end up quarreling even more.

Why must we always end up quarreling?

I said sorry for causing the quarrel. But you told me not to say sorry if I don't mean it. I don't know what makes you feel that I don't mean it. Everytime when we quarrel, I always say sorry. I'm sorry for cauing the quarrel. I'm sorry to make you unhappy. I'm sorry to make you cry. I really meant sorry when I say it. But how do I make you know that I really mean it? I really don't know.

It hurts to break up. It hurts even more to know that I'm powerless. Nothing I can do can bring you back. I feel so helpless. There are just too many differences. Some of them which we identified since the start. Yet they are still there until today. Unresolved. It is not that I didn't try to resolve it. But I couldn't do it by myself. I need your help too. But there isn't any.

I am tired too. But I still refuse to give up. I thought we could make it together if we put in more effort and work out the differences. I just wanted more time to work things out. But we end up quarreling again instead of trying to work things out.

I really tried. But I'm helpless now. Can somebody tell me what can I do to savage this relationship? I really don't know.

Today is the 11th of the month. If we were still together, today would be the 5th month. On this day every month, I would delicate a song to you on my blog. Every song has its meaning and a special message that I want to said to you. But I never had the chance to said it.

But I guess they mean nothing to you now.

At last, I cried. All the pain and sadness that has been bottled up inside me for the past few weeks finally get released thru these tears. I always said that tears are comforting because they give warmth to the face when they flow across your cheek. They always do. Its very comforting. I miss you so.

I haven't cried so hard for a long time......

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Welcome all IMF/World Bank Delegates


Singapore is playing host to IMF meeting this year. Quite a big hoo-ah event. The govt really going all out to impress the delegates from around the world. OK, there are a bit of inconvenience. Esp the road closure. Its going to be a big pain in the ass for those who drive to Suntec area.

But the IMF meeting does have a lot of advantages to Singaporeans. It creates jobs. It attracts 16000 delegates from around the world to Singapore to eat, drink and shop.

And because of the IMF meeting, some roads have been smoothen. Esp the expressway between Changi Airport to Suntec. Its the road that all the delegates need to use. And extra effort has been made for the past few months to ensure the roads in tip top condition. Try driving along ECP this few days if you are free. I did that yesterday and was surprised that the whole road look so new. As if it is a new expressway. They also repainted the flyovers and CTE tunnel. The whole place look so new now.

And if you are around suntec area, remember to go to the overhead bridge between Suntec and Citylink. They planted a lot of flowers there. Never in my life have I seen so much flowers along the roads of Singapore. Never. Its nice to have those flowers around. The place look alot nicer. There are sunflowers too. Wanted to take a picture, but I'm afraid the police patrolling nearby might question me.

Oh, I'm now at Millenia Walk using the free WIFI. Yeap. Its call Wireless@SG. This WIFI network will be free for all to use for the month of sept. Cool huh? Without the IMF meeting, we won't have this at all.

I guess we are already seeing the benifits of the IMF meeting even before the meeting start. Thanks to the wayang-ness of our govt.

Hello, IMF and World Bank Delegates. Welcome to Singapore. Please come more often. Maybe every year.
Oh ya, I don't mind smiling for free WIFI. :D


Last Dance

**Had wanted to post this last week but was too busy with other stuff.**

Last saturday was my last Salsa lesson at Jitterbugs. It was fun learning salsa. Thanks to Glen and Geri for making the class so interesting. Really enjoyed myself.

The last dance at Jitterbugs was horrible. OK, they wanted to give us a challenge and played a very fast song for us to dance with. It was so fast, you don't have much time to react. All you can remember is the basic step. Managed a few basic right turns and crossovers but the tempo is too fast for those more complicated moves.

Would had enjoyed the last dance more if it is a slower music. How I wish I was better in Salsa so that I can enjoy dancing to such fast music.

Think I need more practice. Thinking of doing basic again so that I can fine tune my moves before going forward to the next level. Maybe I should look out for my company's recreation club for new classes.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Just feel like running


I'm not running for IPPT nor preparing for RT.

I'm not runnng to keep fit nor reducing weight.

I run cause I just feel like running.....


Friday, September 08, 2006

FlashGO! ThumbDrive Micro

Got my first birthday present this year from Audrey and ShanShan even though my birthday is still more than 3weeks away. A 1gb thumb drive. :D

Thanks a lot.

Its very small. Alot smaller than my old 128mb thumbdrive that I have been using for the past 2 years. Yet it managed to hold 1gb worth of data.

There is also a program inside the device that allows you to password protect your data. Cool.

Its amazing that such a small device can actally hold 1gb worth of data. And to think that the harddisk of my first PC was only 120mb.

I want to cry

I curse myself for not being able to cry sometimes.

Sitting infront of my office pc, I wish I could shed some tears. But tears just wouldn't come comfort me.

Do you know how sad it could be when tears just wouldn't flow when you need to cry?

I want to cry.

Come walk with me

Been a long time since I last took a stroll alone in a park.
Everything is so peaceful and quiet. Wish you were here.

Presenting yourself professionally

Got an invite to attend a talk on "Presenting yourself professionally" by PruPrestige.

I always like to attend such talk. Always find these talk very enriching.

The talk is going to be held on 4th Oct at Fullerton hotel. Its a dinner talk. And I can invite 1 guest too.

The problem is, who can company me go? Haiz....


Just went over to Iris' grandma's funeral.

Her Grandma passed away quite suddenly. Which sort of reminds me of the time when my grandma passed away due suddenly. Sometimes, life can be so sudden. 1 moment, you are fine, the next moment, that someone up there decides to pull the plug from you.

I'm typing this at West Coast McCafe now. Who knows, I might meet a fatal accident on my way home later. Nobody knows.

And perhaps it is this uncertainty that makes us treasure life's each and every moment.

Iris seems fine just now. Hope she stay strong.
Take care gal.

Thursday, September 07, 2006


Struggled to wake up today.

It is one of those days when you sit up and ask the alarm clock "Why did you wake me up?"

What is in store for me today? What am I fighting for?

Life suddenly lost its direction. Everything you planned in the past have to be put on hold. And you wonder if you ever get to do those things. There is no target to aim, no destination to reach. Life seems like a void.


Handle Bar

Went Handle Bar with the JR gang again. Haven't been there for nearly 4 months already.

They finally gotten themselves a menu. The front of the menu is a picture of a woman's backside wearing thongs. Nice. How I wish I could still one and hang it on my wall.

Basically, the prices has all gone up and the portion has gone down.
The fish & chips is still the best. Only at smaller portion.

Hong Jia finally tried the beer butt chicken. We were told that we need to wait 1 hour for the chicken to be ready. Since we got nothing to do, we waited..... and waited...... and waited.....

It didn't look fantastic. We were expecting something "wow-ful". And strangely, it is just half chicken. Where did the other half go?

Think Hong Jia will order the usual Fish & Chips on the next visit.

I had some beer while waiting for Hong Jia to finish the chicken that came 1 hour later than our food. Now I understand why the ang moh likes to drink beer after a meal. It sort of destress you after a long day of work in office.

I only drank 1 pint as I need to drive.

Thanks Hong Jia for the treat. :D

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Actually, I already saw it coming.

All the tears has already been shed.
All the beers has already been drank.
All the sleepless night has already passed.

Its funny how calm I am at this moment. When the bomb was dropped, I didn't feel anything. Not because the feeling is not there anymore. The feeling is still there. Just that I already saw it coming few weeks ago. I guess I was mentally prepared for the worst.

But perhaps I was still hopping for some miracle to happen. Refusing to give up until the last moment. Well, at the last moment, I'm still faced with the fact that there is nothing I can do to change the outcome. I guess I have to face the reality.

Thanks for all the happy moments for the past 5 months.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

五月天 - 明白

This is how I was feeling 5 months ago.

我矛盾的心 不愿反覆的猜

This is also how I'm feeling now.
Hope you will understand.....

Back to office

First day back in office after ICT.

Can really feel the amount of brain damage the number four uniform and helmet has done to me. Really hard to get my brain back to working condition. Argh...

Monday, September 04, 2006

On leave

I love the feeling when taking leave. You get to do many things that you usually don't have the time to do during normal working days.

For example, having McDonalds breakfast. I'm lov'in it.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Birthday Wishlist

1 more month to my birthday.

Lets do the traditional birthday wishlist.

1) 13" Macbook
2) Black 4gb iPod Nano
3) Sony VGN UX17GP
4) Black Sena Case for Palm TX
5) Sony PSP
6) 512mb DDR RAM
7) Canon IXUS 800 IS
8) 1GB Memory Stick Micro (M2)
9) Espresso Machine
10) 17" iMac
11) Bean Bag Sofa
12) IBM X41 Thinkpad
13) 80gb Portable HDD
14) Sony Ericsson Bluetooth Headset HBH-DS970
15) iMONO SIM Card + Mulit Card Reader

Collections of army short story part 2

Continue from part 1.


First and last meal always taste the best

We had western food for lunch on the first day. Deep fried 1/2 spring chicken together with whip potato and some vegetable. The lunch on the last day was great too. Fried rice with satay and chicken wing.

For the rest of the days, the food between the level of average and not nice. Everyone been saying SFI food is a lot better than in the past when soldiers are cooks too. I agree that the food is better.

But better doesn't means taste good.


Paper-less and stapler-less

Was assigned to photocopy some lesson material for the whole paltoon. Thought it is suppose to be an easy job once I located the photocopy machine. I was wrong.

Locating the photocopy machine is easy. But the problem is, no paper. Went to a lot of branches to beg/borrow/steal paper. Finally got enough paper to photocopy the materials for my paltoon.

Then another problem..... No stapler. No joke. The ENTIRE NS battlion don't have a single stapler.


Electronic IPPT

There will surely be a IPPT during in camp training. They put up electronic sensor at all the stations now.

There is a sensor that detect how far you jump for standing board jump. No more dispute on shoes got touch line or not since they don't put line on the mat now.

There is a sensor to count how many sit ups you did. You just tie you feet to the ground and do the situp. No more buddy system. No more cheating.

The timer for shutter run will only start after you run pass the startline. No more false start or timer pressing the stopwatch too fast/slow. And instead of using block, you touch a sensor. No need people to remove the block when you go for the 2nd round.

There is a sensor that help you count the number of chinups. No need for someone to count behind you.

2.4km run also have a sensor that track your timing.


Might as well don't give

Not sure which smart alex grant the permission for the whole company to go for nights off on Tuesday night. But need to wait till after last parade. And must book in before 2359.

Last parade was at 8 plus. That place very ulu, go out also take at least 30minutes.

This kind of privilage, might as well don't give.


Equipment getting heavier?

Our equipments are rather heavy actually, but we are kinda used to the weight during NSF times. But we haven't carry them for quite some time already. Everything seems heavier.

Carry the equipment and went on a 3km fast march outfield. Everyone went out of breath after the march.

I told my paltoonmates: How come they added new components into our equipment? Seems a lot heavier.


NSmen work the fastest when....

Return to camp from outfield at around 4am. Got alot of stores on the tonner. Suddenly, everyone work extra fast. In a matter of a few minutes, everything has been unloaded and washed.

NSmen work the fastest when exercise cut.


Still got more to come.....

Test post from K800i

Hello world. This is my first post using the K800i handphone

Oh, that is the mess on my PC table. Hehe. Need to tidy up one day.

Lelong Lelong


Selling away some accessories from my old k750i.
Email me if you are interested. :D


Item: SanDisk 1gb MS Duo
Price: $60
Accessories: 1 gb MS Duo card and Adaptor


Item: Sony Ericsson Flash MXE-60
Price: $20
Accessories: MXE-60 Flash and a strap


Camera or phone???

Just wondering....

Is this a phone with a built-in camera or a camera with a built-in phone?

PS: Notice that I always buy new handphone the day after I'm released from ICT. Say hello to my new Sony Ericsson K800i. My 2nd Non-Nokia phone.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Seeing is believing?

Nice trick.... See if you know how they do it.

Its not photo editing. And of cause we know there is no such thing as magic.

Someone revealed how to do it on this clip.
**WARNING** DO NOT WATCH if you don't want the trick to be revealed.

Somehow, I appreciate card trick more when I see how they actually do it.

Collections of army short story part 1

As per normal

Usually, reservist reporting timing is 7:30am. Not sure why is it 7am this time. But those who reach earlier have to wait as the in-processing centre is not open yet. They open around 6:50am. Heard from those usual early bird that in the past, when the reporting timing is 7:30am, the in-processing centre also opens at around 6:50am too.

Conclusion: We come early, they still as per normal.


Wear number four too long cannot think

After in-processing, we proceed to our company line with our heavy bags. The NSF SGT told us to go armstoke to draw our arms first before going up our bunks on 2nd floor. Some of us suggested bringing our bags up to the bunk first before going to draw arms, but was rejected. The SGT say we can put our bags at level 1, go draw arms then go up. Lazy to talk logic to those who wear number four uniform for too long.

The bag already very heavy liao. Still go draw arms to add more weight, then go upstair?


NSmen don't need follow TSR

Had a parade first thing in the morning follow by a 3km route march. It was a rather short one. But for the sake of grumbling, many people voice out that they didn't have 7hours of sleep the night before. Didn't have water parade the night before. Didn't have physical conditioning etc etc etc. But we still went on with the route march dispite not meeting the TSR. (Training Safety Regulation?) Won't die lah.

Overheard someone saying: Eh, you walk orchard road need 7hours of sleep and water parade the night before or not?


The wonder of number four uniform

The number four uniform is a wonderful piece of clothing. I'm not refering the design. I'm refering to the effects it does to the person wearing it. When you put on your number four uniform, you discovered that you suddenly speak lots of dialect. You can swear with many complicated words that you seldom use in daily life. You can sit down or even sleep at any place no matter how dirty the floor is.

The only side-effect: Your brain stop working.


Endurance sleep

The easiest way to past time during reservist is to sleep. And seriously, you don't get to sleep that much during your normal working days. Think I clocked 10 hours of sleep for the first day of reservist EXCLUDING the nap that I had in the afternoon.

End up with a terrible headache the next day. Getting weaker now. Used to be able to sleep whole afternoon and night during army time without having any problems.


More to come.....

Lift at my door step

The new lift is finally ready for use. I think they took 6months to complete it.

Was expecting some usual RC wayang style opening ceremony. But there wasn't any. Just a simple note pasted at the old lift informing residents that the new lift is ready.

I kinda like the buttons arrangements. I'm living on the 16th floor (Top Floor). Feels so exclusive. :D

No need to climb 2 flights of stairs each day from now on. 1 less exercise to do each day. This is bad.

Friday, September 01, 2006

I'm Back

I'm back.

So many things to blog, so little time.

Will blog more later.

Back for the night

Had nights off today.

Usually we will have nights off on the last night of the ICT. Sometimes they let us book in the next morning, sometimes they want us to book in before 2359. This time, they let us book in next day morning 7am.

Usually I don't come out during such nights off. The camp is in a ulu place some where deep inside Tuas area. But I book out this time round.

Miss alot of things. So I book out to see all the things that I miss for the pass few days.

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