Sunday, December 31, 2006
A time to reflect on what happened and what i had done for 2006.
Keep thinking what had i achieved for 2006. A long time thinking... Then it struck me. I had achieved nothing worth mentioning for 2006, with the exception that i had encountered and assisted quite a number of RTAs and setting up this blog.
OMG... Had i wasted another year again? Practically, i cannot recall anything that is worth remembering that i had done for 2006.
Cannot be like this. Must do better for 2007. (Easiler said than done).
2006 basically had been a bad year for me, especially my friends around me. A couple of funerals (family members of friends), a few of friends who was hospitalised due to DO, sickness, infections, accidents, overworked etc etc.... SK is still in a coma in TTSH ICU. Hope he can pull through.
This year, with the exception of CGH and private hospitals, i had visited all the other hospitals, including Raffles hospital to visit friends who has been hospitalised.
Yesterday, ZX played with my camera phone while i was driving.
Nice effects. Nice pictures...
Something amazing had happened today. Really amazing, but i shall not reveal anything here. Its classified information. I can tell you, but then, i got to kill you, and get charged and hanged for murder. So, its best that i dun tell you... Seriously, that matter is of great sensitivity.
Anyway, good weather today, Went flying at the badminton court beside AF's house, supper at Newton circle, the prawn noodle (in soup) is very nice there, you should try it... Went to riverside point to continue flying and sent AF to Tiong Bahru, then its back home. (its about 5am when i reach home.)
I had bought myself a new year present!
Its a Carrying case (Transmitter box) for my RC Kite Transmitter. I almost damaged the transmitter last night, the throttle control was struck in the up (full throttle) position. I managed to fix the problem, and that problem is the main decisive factor for me to purchase the New Year present for myself.
Going for a countdown duty later at night. Another overnight duty. With the same gang. Looking forward to it. Have to give up going to AM's hometown. HT and JL keep asking me not to go for the duty to go JB (AM's hometown) with them. Haiz~~~ Well, I am afterall, a Duty Siao...
Saturday, December 30, 2006
That means the end to grounding our kite, and yesterday night, we took out our kites once again to fly.
Initially, we were undecided where to fly. Cineleisure, Bukit Timah, Greenridge field, up the hill... We ended up at the badminton court below AF's house. A small area, and we got underway to start crashing out kites.
Played with the trees. And while we got tired of flying, we started playing plane chess. Its a bit difficult to play with the trees.
And so, when its time for ppl to wake up, it's time for me to sleep.
Friday, December 29, 2006
I always go HDB branch and buy my season parking at my house carpark.
Okie, okie, i know this is lame... but i just want to crack things up a tiny weeny little bit...
Normally at this time of the year, i always receive my christmas gift. But somehow for this year, my christmas gifts are late. They came after christmas. And no, it wasn't from father Santa. And all my presents are the same.
They are calanders for the coming year. From our suppliers.
And most of the calenders usually got some pictures of their products (free advertisement mah), or pictures of nature, or pictures of history. Some came along with some words of wisdom.
A particular calander (from Fisher Scientific) caught my eye. Its titled "value of success" with pictures of the nature and words of wisdom. Its the words of wisdom that got my attention.
1) An experiened man is one who is great MONEY maker.
My Response : "Errr... Define experience pls. I do not really agree with this statement."
2) Deciding not to remain where you are is the first step to SUCCESS
My Response : "Yes, its true."
3) Wealth belongs to those who believe in their DREAMS
My Response : "Not really impossible dreams, thought."
4) Before you can set things RIGHT, you must see things right.
My Response : "Agreed"
5) The man who makes NO MISTAKE does not usually make any money
My Response : "I make mistakes and i dun make any money leh."
6) To succeed, you must work very very hard in a SMART WAY.
My Response : "Sometimes, luck does play a part, dude"
7) One of the IMPORTANT things in life is to profit from your losses.
My Response : "Agreed, but i rather replace the word 'profit and losses' to ' learn and mistakes'."
8) If you don't change DIRECTION, you'll reach where you are going.
My Response : "Provided your Direction is right in the first place."
9) The rich teach their kids on improving WEALTH by mastering knowledge. Which the poor and middle classes do not.
My Response : "Strongly disagree. Kids of rich parents tend to flaunt and sqander away the fortune".
10) No one succeeds without saving MONEY. There is no exception to this rule.
My Response : " How true this is!!! That is why i am still not successful... :< "
11) A great PLEASURE in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
My Response : "Who cares what other ppl say, as what NIKE always tell us, just do it."
12) Every SUCCESS is built on the ability to do better than good enough.
My Response : "That's good enough. No need me to explain."
Thursday, December 28, 2006
1) I resolute not to get any more fines and summons for my vehicle.
2) I resolute to pay my bills on time, everytime.
3) I resolute to give my friend ABC a treat, which i had promised 10 years ago.
4) I resolute to feed my dog regularly.
5) I resolute to stop making noise so that the police will not knock on my door everyday.
6) I resolute to remember my signature on my bank passbook.
7) I resolute to sleep by midnight, latest
8) I resolute to stop telling ppl to get away from my "elite, uncaring face".
9) I resolute not to mix up my wife's and my mistress's names, and birthdays.
10) I resolute not to pump diesel into my car, just because its cheaper.
11) I resolute to stay in a job for at least 6 months.
12) I resolute not to curse and swear in vagular lauguage at the f**king cars that bloody suddenly f**king cut into my f**king lane.
13) I resolute not to honk at ppl crossing at zebra crossings.
14) I resolute that i will never play with fires.
Happy new year, everyone...
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
And the talk of the town is about resolutions. New year resolutions. The news talked about it, one of my friend ask me about it, another one MSN me about it...
Seems like resolutions are every where. So, if you haven done any, so please pick up a pen, a paper, and start making resolutions for 2007.
What about me? My resolutions for 2007? My resolutions for 2007 are simple....
"I resolute that i shall not make any resolutions for 2007."
Or maybe you all can make some for me???
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Before i continue, please bear in mind that i majored in Genetics, the DNA thingy, not pharmology nor chemistry. But i don't mind doing a small search, even it's just a add on knowledge for me.
Anyway, lets skip the word "generic", and concentrate on the hydrocodone.
Information is based on this website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrocodone
Let me summerise.
Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two of the naturally occurring opiates, codeine and thebaine. Hydrocodone is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive.
It is basically a painkiller by reacting to some receptors in the brain/spinal cord. Add it to alcohol, and you will sleep like a log. Pregnant ladies, please do not consume it, because what ever effects on the fetus is unknown. Hey, you can even get addicted to it. So, i guess, its a controlled drug. There may have numerous side-effects too.
Its Systematic (IUPAC) name:
4,5a-Epoxy-3-methoxy-17-methylmorphinan-6-one tartrate (1:1) hydrate (2:5)
Mol. weight: 299.368
Molecular structure of a hydrocodone.
For more information, you can go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrocodone for additional information.
26th Dec is also known as the boxing day, a public holiday in some countries, unfortunately, not in Singapore.
I asked JL what is the meaning of Boxing day. What he told me was that that day was meant to be a day to open christmas presents. But knowing kids around the world, they would had ripped open their presents a long time ago, and by boxing day, some of the toys might had been damaged.
Sometimes, i wonder how much complains the stores had after christmas because of defective toys.
Its supposed to be a happy day ripping presents, but lets not forgot what had happened 2 years ago.
26th Dec 2004. Mother Nature unleashed her almost full fury with an undersea earthquake measuring 9 on the Richter Scale. This caused a massive tsunami which killed about 230,000 people, affecting multiples like Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India etc. The worst hit was Indonesia. It even change the coastline of some of the islands, especially at ground zero.
Let us pray for the poor souls that had perished in the warth of Mother Nature.
And meanwhile, please help me to continue praying for my friend, SK, who is still in a coma, at ICU, TTSH.
Monday, December 25, 2006
Merry Christmas to all my dearest blog readers out there. Hope you have an enjoyable and a happy countdown.
Went to suntec to have a nice dinner with EC, HT, JL, and CN. We went to NYDC. Am wondering what does NYDC means? New York DisConnect?
Anyway, EC left after dinner to attend another outing, and the four of us went to East Coast Park to meet up with AF square, Jolyn, Karen. They had bought a chocolate log cake, which is very tasty, thanks to Jolyn.
Bought some ribbon spray, and i guess, we made a mess outside MacDonalds. The staff must be cursing and swearing at us. But hey, afterall, its christmas!
Went to fly at East Coast Park. After a few times flying at ZX's house downstairs, (and crashing most of the time), which the area is very small, i guess, i flew better at ECP. Played some of the trees there also. The area is bigger than ZX's house downstairs, though it is smaller than greenridge field.
So, dear readers, did your check your stockings or under the christmas tree when you wake up? If you got presents, good for you, you have been a good boy/girl this year. If you did not get any presents, dun be sad. I did not receive any presents in my socks too...
Maybe i ain't a good boy this year, maybe Mr Santa got overwhelmed by the "nice" smell that is emitting from my socks, maybe Mr Santa got hit by a missile when he entered the White House airspace to deliver some presents to Mr Bush, or maybe he's just plain forgotten about me, or maybe, Mr Santa got arrested by SPCA/AVA for abusing some wild animals, reindeers and forcing them to work during a holiday and flying without a licence and clearance from CAAS.
Anyway, i enjoyed myself flying kite at ECP. The other characters at ECP are darn funny. Keep spraying the snow spray at some fellows until that poor victim became a snowman and snowwoman, a lady sprained her ankle, a drunk vomitting under a tree, some ppl vandalising some structure. All funny characters.
Oh yah, before i forgot, thanks to all those who had wished me Merry Christmas, either thr SMS or in person. I hope you enjoyed your christmas, and wish you success in 2007.
Sunday, December 24, 2006
How's North Pole? Heard that the global warming situation on Mother Earth is getting worse, and the ice glaciers are melting at a faster rate then before. Hope that your house is not melting.
Anyway, i am wondering where your house actually is. I learned from my geography, map reading and topography lessons that there are actually 2 North Poles. One is the true North Pole, which is constant and the other is the Magnetic North Pole, which changes position from time to time. So, where exactly is your house?
As i think about the toys that you are manufacturing for the kids every year, What is your production costs, expenditures, profit margins, and i am also wondering who is the CEO, CFO, COO, and what company you use for your audit.
Also, i am wondering what is your distribution networks. I seriously cannot expect you, single-handedly distribute the presents worldwide.
Correct me if i am wrong. You load up billions of presents, go into your sleigh, fly to countries, risking being shot down by fighter jets for entering the countries airspace without permission, stop at rooftops, slide down the chimmeys, (what happen if there's no chimmey? do you go up the sewer?), risk the home owners calling the police to have you arrested for house-breaking, place presents and slimmer up the chimmey and go to the next house? And you are distributing billions of present in that manner in a single night?
Actually, what i guess is that you must have nothing to do nowadays. There's ain't such thing as a good boy and girl liao rite? Business must be bad for you nowadays, are you scared of retrenchment?
Me too. I am getting retrenched. I share your woes. We are in the same boat.
Okie. I ain't been very good this year. So, i am not expecting any presents. But at least, i hope that you are able to fullfill some of my wishes.
I would like all my friends to be happy always, to remain healthy, and best wishes for their studies or careers. Especially the 2 groups of friends that i got. My neighbourhood / kite flyers kakis, and my SJAB friends, especially the Duty Siaos. I hope that SK can recover, and back to his health.
I would like to wish a better change to my career, to be more finanically stable, improvements to my kite flying skills, and more knowledge in my first aid skills.
Lastly, i would like to wish that my family members be healthy and be happy.
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Got your christmas present already? If you haven't done so, you must do it in a hurry!!! Before the store closed on you!
Nothing much for this entry. Just normal routine of work, kite flying, talking cock, 7-11 big gulps, with a bunch of merry men and women. Weather's been fine these 2 days, and its a chance not to be missed, so, we stopped chess for a while and resume kite flying.
Started to fly in confined space. Starting to really control the kite instead of letting the kite control you. But i ain't there yet. Still got a long way to go.
As i was flying eariler, i heard a loud "bang"! A taxi had crashed on the central divider at a junction. Luckily there are no casualties, and i continue my flying. Just another RTA... Haiz~~~
Still no christmas mood yet. Dunno why. No updates on SK. Am still praying that he can pull through.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Thanks to Mr Brown for creating this funny podcast. Here goes...
The whole Singapore woke up to the happiness of the warmth of the sun. These few days had been raining badly, causing parts of Singapore to flood, a wall to collaspe and a landslide to occur. Finally, its sunny when you all woke up, not to the misery and gloom of the rain.
Yes, i woke up to the sun. But the whole day was not a happy day to me. It sucks terribly today.
I ain't feeling well the night before, and this morning, i was awoke by a SMS from a friend.
It read: "Dennis was admitted to NUH (National University Hospital), ward so and so, bed so and so."
Went down to NUH in the afternoon. Heard the story was that he had collasped, and was asleep for 24 hours. Spend the whole afternoon there.
Night came. Another message from another friend.
It read: "Guys, SK unconsious in ICU (Intensive Care Unit) since 15th. Meningitis. TTSH (Tan Tock Seng Hospital)Ward so and so, Bed so and so, bad condition. Visit soon if possible."
Rushed down to TTSH.
He was in a serious condition, to quoto a nurse there "he is very unstable". Seeing him lying, in a coma, in ICU, leaves me with a sense of helpness. SK is a man full of vigour and agressiveness, but now, seeing him lying there helpnessly, hooked up to the machines, gave me the sense of despair.
Am praying hard for SK. If you do care, readers out there, please pray for him as well, be it you know him or not. Please.
Wanted to have a chat, to talk about the worries and my frustration to a friend on the way back, but was uncontactable. Mobile turned off and ain't at home.
Ended up flying kite at greenridge. For a short while only. Ran out of batteries and ain't in the mood for flying too.
It just sucks today, when 2 of your friends are admitted to hospital, and one of them is in critical condition. It just sucks to the core. This has been a very bad year.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
"Help!!! 2 casualties spotted!!! One casualty on top of another!!! Hmmm... did both of them fall?? Wait, check for danger before going in to access the situation... "
"No danger... Going in closer to access the situation... Looks like 2 casualties... Wait... how come the fellow on top got his elbows moving? Consious casualty on top... The other casualty below arms are very straight leh... something is wrong..."
"Chey... It is Derrick Leow trying to connect a cable to the CPR dummy... He just plain lazy to move to the other side of the dummy to connect the cable... Anyway, he got fed up in the end, and just went over to the side."
However, Kites and rain does not match, and these few days have been raining, so we end up doing this...
6 more days to Christmas!!!
Monday, December 18, 2006
7 more days to christmas...
Sometimes, I think that colleague of mine really deserves a scolding.
I am seriously starting to question about his qualifications as a diploma holder.
This morning, he informed me that there's something wrong with the microscope. There's seems to have some kind of readings in the lens that he cannot remove.
So i asked him this.." Do you know what is the purpose of that reading in the lens?"
"Dunno" he responsed.
Alamak!!! I almost want to bang my head on the wall.
"That reading, after calibration, can be used to measure the lenght and width of the micro-organism." i explained.
"Orh" was his reply.... "Then it's my fault... "
"What? boss scold you this morning har?" i queried.
"Sort of... I told him about the markings..." he replied.
"Did you ever learn this during poly? did you use it for measuring the bacteria during poly time?" i queried.
"Dun think so" was his response.
I was thinking... Screw you lah... Microscope is the most basic tool in Microbiology. And measurements of the bacteria is a necessary need to identify the bacteria, and it must have been taught during poly days. I learn it during poly days, and he was from the same poly as me... Damm...
"It was my fault" my colleague repeated.
"Yah, right, its totally your fault that you got a scolding, and you really deserve that scolding", i thought to myself.
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Roads named after colonials could be changed to honour S'pore's pioneers
Sunday December 17, 12:17 AM
SINGAPORE: The suggestion to honour Singapore's pioneers is now going a step further.
Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, who first broached the idea, has suggested that several roads named after minor colonial officials could be changed to honour Singapore's pioneers instead.
But he cautioned that road names should not be changed just for the sake of doing so, as it is a sensitive matter.
Mr Goh had also suggested naming new buildings after Singapore's pioneers and builders.
Hmmm... I can imagine the confusion of drivers around singapore when that happens...
Frankly speaking, my knowledge of Singapore History had returned to my history teacher, also named Simon. So, pardon me if i make any mistakes....
I can imagine this.... (for road name-wise).
Queenstown to be renamed as President town. (The head of state in Singapore is called the President, not the King or Queen).
Alexandra Drive to be renamed as Lim Bo Seng Drive ( In case you dun know, Lim Bo Seng is a national hero who led the Anti-Japanese Resistance movement, Malayan People Anti Japanese Army, MPAJA against the Japanese during the second World War. He was capture and totured to death by the Japanese, and he did not reveal any MPAJA member's names.)
Stirling Road to be renamed as Ang Peng Siong Road. (Ang Peng Siong is the Singapore Swimmer hero who is the first Singapore Swimmer to win a gold in Swimming for Singapore during the Asian Games, and he broke the games (or world???) record. He retired after winning the 50m freestyle SEA Games hosted in Singapore in 1993).
Dawson Road to be renamed as David Marshall Road. (David Marshall is the first internal (???) minister for Singapore, and led Singapore to gain partial independence. )
York Road to be rename Zubir Said Road. (Encik Zubir Said is the composer of the Singapore-famous song that most Singapore knew by heart, which the students sang everyday, the National Anthem, Majulah Singapura on 3rd Dec 1959. Upon Singapore's Independence in 1965, it was adopted as the National Anthem).
And many more... Can you imagine the confusion once all those is changed?
And now, imagine this as well.
Malcolm park is renamed as Toh Chin Chye Park. (Dr Toh Chin Chye was the DPM for Singapore during the early days. He head the committee that created the Singapore (state) flag).
Raffles Institution or Raffles Girl's School needs to be renames as well.
What a confusion.... Having headaches now...
Anyway, happy birthday (belated) to Ken Koh and Eileen Goh!!!
Hmmm it rymes...
Saturday, December 16, 2006
I wonder how many of you out there goes back to read what you had posted, from the first post till your recently post. "Jia Bao Eng har..." (eat full very free har) might be your response, but to me, it a good thing that you go back once in a while to read your post.
Honestly speaking, i started blogging 8 months (more or less lah...) ago. In these 8 months, i had never go back to read my old postings. Till now.
Blog is a online diary that allows you to put some special happenings, your feelings, your thoughts to be shared by online users. Over time, you may forget what you had encountered in the past, and that's where blogs come in.
I started reading from my first post. A whole oceans of memories came flooding back to my mind. I recall why did i start blogging in the first place. Memories of my struggling to sign-up for a blog (hey, i am still an ITI, don't forget) came back, funny, strange, lessons learned all came back.
I had voiced out some of my frustrations in blog, and over time, when i went back to read, i was actually chucking away, laughing at my mood at that moment when i was writing it. I was amused at a few occasions over some silly things that i had done.
In other words, its a re-lession learnt, it boost your knowledge of what you had encountered and how you might be able to deal with the situation better.
I would suggest to all bloggers to read back on their enteries ( interesting ones only lah), and laugh your head off.
Nothing much to write these few days, as there's nothing really interesting to write about. It was back to the routine of waking up, go work, find friends to talkcock or go RT after work, fly kite, PD, back home and sleep, meanwhile, counting down to pay-day and retrenchment day.
Basically, that's my life now.
Friday, December 15, 2006
There's only 2 holidays that i look forward to in the past. That is Chirstmas and Chinese New year.
My early memories of Chirstmas is that that's lots of nice Cartoons in the day. Not those anime, but really cartoons, christmas cartoons. And those cartoons are nice. The weather was nice too. It was raining, and it was cold. And all of us siblings had worn 3-4 pieces of clothings and we were acting like astrouants in space.
There's one time, my cousin bought me to her church to celebrate christmas with a play, and i throughly enjoy the play (more like musical drama with a dash of singapore humor). Followed by a tea reception and some prayers.
Another year, we (my family included) was invited to a christmas party by my sister's godfather, who also happens to be our swimming coach /trainer when we were very small. The party was at the roof of the old cathy cinema beside Plaza Singapura. There's a small swimming pool there also.
Man, we had a splashing good time, and when i say splashing, we really created a splash... Everyone (almost, except the fathers and the mothers) got thrown into the pool, with our party suits on. We swam around, trying to catch one another in the pool. We sang christmas carols and truly enjoy ourselves.
2005 Christmas eve. I spend it at william's house, with the rest of WLNY supper gang. On that day, i bought my new mobile phone, the one that i am using now. It was a memorable night, a night of fun, joy and laugher. The best part is the present exchanging session. Aaron got my present, i got CY's present and CY got zhi xiang's present and he KP... what a joke...
Coming soon is 2006 Chirstmas. No plans for celebration. No parties planned. Is this going to be the first moody christmas that i am going to face? With the job uncertainties in the background?
If there's really no plans, i think i just fly kite for christmas.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
More like good news to ppl like Stuart, Ace, Karen, me Etc etc...
Oil price to fall to below $53 by 2008: World Bank
Wed Dec 13, 1:35 AM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - High global oil prices are likely to ease to $56 a barrel in 2007 and fall further to just below $53 in 2008 as supplies increase and demand growth eases, the
World Bank said on Wednesday.
Now, if that happens, ain't it a piece of good news?
Another piece of news that concern ppl like Stuart, Ace, Karen, me Etc etc...
Thursday December 14, 10:17 AM
Drink-driving deaths up by 33% between January and November
Drink-driving fatalities have gone up by 33 percent this year, claiming 24 lives between January and November.
There were 525 accidents between January and November this year, all caused by tipsy drivers.
During that period, 2,915 people were also arrested for drink driving.
Statistics have shown that those aged between 25 and 35 years are the ones particularly guilty of drinking and driving.
Wow, that's a lot of deaths, a lot of accidents, and a lot of arrests....
So, if you drive, you can drink, but only non-alcoholics drinks. If you drink, make sure you drink lots.... (of water)
At first, i was sian 1/2, coz rain means the end to fly later... Gounded. Our kites are certainly not rainproof, waterproof. They carry electronics, and they dun mix well with water.
But i ended up flying for a while, while its still raining, and my kite end up dry, me myself also dry.
I flew indoors. The "training shed" (that's what we call) where its located beside some flats, especially newly build estate, became my training ground. The area is not big, its smaller than the youth park where i flew only once.
I managed to keep it in the air, though it crashed a few times. Flew circles, and manage to did a small loop. Just one loop is enough. Spend 2 batteries flying indoors.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Yes. That was some of us in action!!! Hey, before you comment anything else, bear in mind that its a overnight duty, and we are doing the duty in "shifts". This is to ensure that the ambulance drivers get enough rest in cases of emergency. And the rest refreshed for any medical emergency.
Its not easy at all. Who says we go to zouk out duty to see gals in bikini?
While the rest are asleep, the rest keep ourselves awake by lessons in first aid (in-depth), update courses in first aid equipment and lessons in back and head massaging.
Most of them out there got a taste of my head massaging skills. I dunno how many of them develop severe headaches in the end.
Man, i look happy being flanked by 2 chiobus.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
I forgot the title of that song, but there's a verse that suits my mood, confusion now.
That verse is "i don't know, i wanna know, should i stay or should i go".....
To those who knows the song, nope, i am not talking about what the song meant, i ain't talking about confusion over relationships.
I meant career-wise.
A recuitment company called me up today, and ask if i am interested to go for an interview as a QA manager for a certain int'l company.
I am hestitating. Should i stay, or should i go?
If i stay, it means the same job for me, but suddenly, the road is not so bright for me.
If i go, i will be moving out of my comfort zone, and face the unknown. Wondering if i can cope with the new enviroment, new colleagues, new management etc etc. Basically, its a totally new challenge for me in a well-established company.
Can someone advise me, please?
Monday, December 11, 2006
I pervious post, i had typed till i fell asleep... I was that tired. So, here continues...
When we reach the beach, the first time that hit me was, "damm!! it was that crowded..." the roads, was crowded, the music was loud.
We settled in and went for a briefing. Thus done, we settle down to wait for dawn to come. Initially, it was boring. We hang out at the medical post, looking at dudes and babes. A couple of walk-in casualties came in, seeking some attention over some small cuts on their legs and toes.
Then a radio call came in. A casualty got a toe fracture. Needed evacuation. My ambulance was activated. So, off we go, to SGH.
On our way there, there are 2 more casualties that needed evacuation. Both ambulances activated, and left only 1 more (reserved for P1 cases). We have to rush back to sentosa. This time, the traffic flow is much smoother. (it was 3 plus am in the morning, i think)
So, its back to the medical post to slack.
Soon, dawn comes, and the skies start to brighten. That's when i took a nap.
Duty over, we went back HQ, to unpack, and after breakfast, i slept for 6 hours in HQ. Then i went home in the evening, and slept till this morning.
Sunday, December 10, 2006
The dinner was average, but throughout the dinner, i was monitoring the comms from the zouk out. The dinner was average, but the only exception to the dinner was the second dish, "buddha jump over the wall". Its my first time tasting such a dish, a famous chinese dish.
Towards the end of the dinner, i skipped the dinner to prepare the top-up equipment for the zouk out duty.
And so, off we go to sentosa.
The road to sentosa was crowded, as usual for zouk out nights. We really crawl our way inside, inch by inch.
(writer too tired to continue. Will continue at a later date.)
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Another busy weekend for me. Friday was a whole night out. Went kite flying back at Bukit Panjang, (not bukit timah, as there is some technical points cock-up).
Went to cineleisure after that for a movie. "Deja Vu".
So, what is Deja Vu?
From the www.dictionary.com , it is defined as "Psychology. the illusion of having previously experienced something actually being encountered for the first time."
Does you, readers out there been in such a situation? Its like, you are wondering when the hell you been there, but then its the first time there... Cannot be answered by science.
"How come this place looks so familiar??"
A nice show. The plot is good, and you need to watch till almost the end until the jigsaw puzzle matches, all the pieces, all of them. And suddenly, the whole show is veryu clear.
Suddenly, i got the feeling that i had watched the movie before... when, i dunno...
Okie... I am kidding. But the show title "Deja Vu" is not used as a movie title for the first time. There's another show with the same title shown in 1998. And from what i read, its not an interested show.
Come Sat. Going to be a whole night out for me too.
RT later, after which, a brigade dinner at NHQ "grand ballroom", and a overnight duty at sentosa. Event?
Hearing the event, gives me a bit of "sian 1/2". Drunk ppl, violent ppl, and lots more things can happen.
Friday, December 08, 2006
I am learning how to do loops. Its a process to make your kite go upwards, flip it backwards and downwards back to the orginal flight path. It involves quick hand reaction, good control on your transmitter, and sharp eyes.
All i can do is small loops, which is relatively simple.
And yes, weekend is coming once agian. A day which everyone looks forward to, including me.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Thursday December 7, 4:17 PM
Singapore's total population stood at 4.48 million, up 3.3% from 2005
SINGAPORE: Singapore's total population at the end of June this year stood at 4,483,900.
This was an increase of 3.3 percent from the previous year.
Of this, 3.6 million were Singapore residents – made up of citizens and permanent residents – and 0.88 million were non-residents.
Releasing its latest report on Population Trends in Singapore, the Department of Statistics said figures also showed that non-resident population numbers grew by 9.7 percent in 2006 against a resident population growth of 1.8 per cent.
The department added that the ethnic distribution remained relatively stable with 75 percent Chinese, 14 percent Malays and 8.8 percent Indians, and there were 33,200 more women than men in the resident population in 2006.
As for marriage rates, 34 percent of men and 22 percent of women in the age group of 30-34 years remained single. - CNA/so
Woah... There are 4.48 million ppl on a piece of rock that is only about 600++ square kilometers big.
And i don't know that there are more women then men in Singapore, and that there are more men remaining single then women in the age group of 30-24. This sounds funny, the statistics look funny.
Look here. There are 33,200 more women than men. And there are more single men than single women in the age group of 30-34.... Where has the rest of the women gone to?
More details needed to explain this funny phenomance.
My whole body is aching. My neck, arms, chest, back, legs. All of them are aching.
Its a sign that i had a good workout (in RT lah!!!) yesterday. Its a sign that i had been very slack in exercising, and its a sign that more aching periods are to come for these 2 months (Oh shit!!!).
Maju FCC (besides Ngee Ann Poly) has upgraded. Those taking IPPT will face machines and sensors. You do incorrectly, it will be a no-count. Yes, cannot CK anymore. Sian 1/2...
Basically, the ppl there remains the same as my last RT, with the exception of new faces (PTI) and the loss of some faces also. Training is also basically the same as my last RT. So, i guess, i can adept faster to my life for the next 2 months.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Am supposed to go for my RT yesterday, but something urgent cropped up, and i have to defer the RT session to today.
But right now, i am feeling very tired, sleepy. And am also recovering from flu. But my RT session is later in the evening till night. Bo Bian.. have to go... Recently got ppl suddenly die of cardiac arrest during runs... hmmm...
Tonight, the kite gang is going Sengkang to fly. I dunno if i wanna go all the way there after RT, a tired me, and go there and most prob crash my kite. Dunno if it's worth it... Maybe, i will be heading home to sleep after RT. Maybe... see later how.
After this weekend, i shall be more free. And 31 Dec is coming up. That is the critical time.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
There's nothing much to write anyway... I know i should have lots of things to write, especially after the marathon, as so much things happen.
I agree. Lots of things happen during the marathon, but none is involving my ambulance team. We responsed to 2 calls, the first call, we could not locate the casualty due to some technical error, and the second case, its a false alarm.
In a way, i am glad that we did not encounter any P1 case. Anyone with a common sense will know that P1 case is not easy to handle. I got a good team for my ambulance, well equipped and got confidence that we can handle any P1 case, and i also am looking forward to deal with P1 case, but somehow, i am glad that we do not have to face life and death situations.
In a way, the marathon deployment and the operations was a bit cock-up. But i hope that the personnals in the ERU team, including me, will take this as an experience and not to repeat the same mistake. No one is at fault here. The whole team is at fault for the cock-ups.
Lets us work together, to solve the mistake and make future deployments a better one.
Next Big thing for duty will be the zouk out. Its an overnight duty, from Sat night till Sunday morning. Venue: Sentosa... Hope that things will turn out better for operations side than the marathon.
Been feeling down recently. Issit because of the uncertainly of my current job now? Most prob.
Till now, there's no confirmation of any progress. Still not confirmed that i will be receiving my compensation. Different ppl are telling me different stories, and i dun know who to believe and trust. Damm the senior management ppl. I ain't controlling my career, and its leaving me in a whirlpool, lost, confused and feeling utterly useless.
First time i am in such a dilemma with my career. Unable to make any decision and i hate myself for it.
Am i really such a loser for unable to control my own fate? Till now, i have not achieve anything. Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
Monday, December 04, 2006
But what surprised me is that our ambulance got no case!! unbelieveable!! There are lots of case for this marathon, and we got no case!!
Nevermind. Next sat is the zouk out night. We are covering again.
Good luck to us.
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Friday, December 01, 2006
How i wish i can go flying continuously, day in, day out. It can make me forget my worries, my woes, my regrets, giving me a sense of freedom and joy. Its a new challenge for me to master the kite flying skills.
Life is full of challenges. Challenges like passing your exams, graduating, finding a job, working full time and studying part-time, passing your driving test and setting up and running the daily operations of a plant (factory).
I relish the challenges, but when something beyond your control sets in, you feel damm demoralised, regrets. Much time and effort had went in, seeing the seedling of success, and suddenly, everything folds up. Just like that. It's just so sudden.
Its just so goddamm demoralising.
Maybe i need a break. Maybe i should have an vacation. Maybe i need 3 days of uninterrupted sleep....
I think i will just keep flying kite.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Netizens place great trust in blogs: Online survey Thursday November 30, 8:17 AM
SINGAPORE: Half of Internet users in Singapore rate blogs to be as trustworthy as traditional media such as print, radio and television, according to a survey. Microsoft Asia-Pacific reported Tuesday that Internet users in several Asian countries found blogs to be a "relatively trusted source of information".
So, i guess, only about half of my blog's readers believe what i had wrote... hmmm... sounds interesting... so, i guess, i like to conduct my own survey...
Blogs readers out there, do you believe what i had written and published in my blog?
If yes, please keep quiet, no comments pls.
If not, please sent me an E mail to let me know, at the same time, please include a detailed report explaining why you dun trust my blog, and any recommandations, solutions of how to make my blog more trust worthy.
The blogger reserves the right to close the survey anytime. =P
Another paragraph caught my eye....
"Mr Huggins found the most surprising survey result to be that most bloggers are women. In Singapore, it is a good 74 per cent while it is 55 per cent in Asia. The survey further suggested that good writing is the number one criteria for a good Singapore blog, and bad writing the biggest turn off."
Most bloggers are women in Singapore!!! A whooping 74%!!!
So, let me do a bit of calculation...
I got a total of 35 links in my blog. 9 of them are male, the rest are female. What is the percentage of the females link do i have? (2 marks)
Ans: 74.28% (full marks)
WAH!!!! ITS SO ACCURATE!!!
I am one of the pathatic 25% of the male population in Singapore that got nothing better else to do, than to blog... And a regular blogger at that... (sob sob)
That means that i ain't going with the crowd, but all those who know me, will know that i hate crowds...
I am still after-all, me. A asshole loser...
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Sounds familiar? Its an oldie song, in the late 80s, and suddenly, think back of the song, and did some modifications to it yesterday night, as i was about to go to sleep. I suits me perfectly. Wanna know how it goes?
等着那天很痛， 那天来了很 SONG
PAYDAY 来了是 SI BEI SONG
现在的我很痛， 钱进来了很 SONG
PAYDAY 来了是 SI BEI SONG.....
Yep... today is my payday!!!
But how many more paydays can i have from my present company?? God knows.
Just fly kite. No strings attached. The Transmitter the Limit or The Battery the Limit. Or The Weather the Limit. Rain means grounded. Ground very wet = Grounded. No flight.
While flying, common questions that the public asked or comments overheard...
"Look, mum, UFO!!!"
"How high can it go?"
"Where to get it? how much is it?"
"Mummy, i want one!!! / Hey (to the child) you want one?"
"I can fly better" (yes, i overheard this comment at cineleisure. That time, i had yet to fly. A guy was telling his gf)
"Har?? need skills to fly one har?? then i think its not suited for me..."
"I thought it is an insect!!!" (this happens after clement flew his kite close to some gals, who got a shock. We had a good laugh.)
"Wah!!! very beautiful!!!"
"Interesting... Singapore youths are happening" (this is what an Ang Mor told us.)
"What is this"
"Meow" (This happens when Ace flew the kite close to a kitten, who appear in the middle of the field in youth park. The cat ran away.)
ETC ETC... I forgot the rest... But trust me, all the comments are interesting...
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
( Chorus )
I gave you my heart
But the very next day
You gave it away
To save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special
( back to Chorus )
Once bitten and twice shy
I keep my distance
But you still catch my eye
Tell me baby
Do you recognize me?
It's been a year
It doesn't surprise me
I wrapped it up and sent it
With a note saying "I love you"
I meant it
Now I know what a fool I've been
But if you kissed me now
I know you'd fool me again
( back to Chorus )
A crowded room
Friends with tired eyes
I'm hiding from you
And your soul of ice
My god I thought you were
Someone to rely on me
I guess I was a shoulder to cry on
A face on a lover with a fire in his heart
A man under cover but you tore me apart
Now I've found a real love
You'll never fool me again
(back to Chorus )
(back to Chorus )
A face on a lover with a fire in his heart
A man under cover buy you tore him apart
Maybe next year
I'll give it to someone
I'll give it to someone special.
What does the BP kite flyers do when it is raining at night and they cannot fly kites?
Answer: They all go to a friend's house to watch TV.
Yep. That's what the 4 of us did today. The AS square.
AS square = 2 As and 2 Ss = Ace, Anthony and Stuart, Simon. Yup, the 4 of us. Joshua was not in the picture today, as he went over to Aaron's house to watch TV.
We ended up at William's house to watch SCV TV.
That's it. Pretty boring no-life dudes we are huh?
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Seminar in the afternoon. I arrived early to help to set up the things. Too early, in fact. Nothing was there, only some tables.
The 2 speakers were late. Luckily, we had some contingency plans. I know Murphy's law too well.
"Murphy's law? What's that?", you may ask.
Murphy's Law is defined as "Anything that can go wrong, will goes wrong." Simple as that. You must have contingency plans for every forseeable things that can go wrong. That's why, even when all the speakers were late, everything went smoothly.
Cineleisure after that. Decision made to fly at the youth park. Anthony started the ball rolling, or to be precise, he started the kite flying.
I was hestiant to fly. The area was small, there are live bands playing, meaning to say, there's a crowd. After some considerations, i decided to fly, very carefully.
I was stressed. First flight, i release the kite in the wrong direction, and rather than try risking, i decided to belly land it.
As i fly more, i realised that my fears were unfounded. I could actually fly the kite in that small area, and i could control the kite to fly in the direction that i want, not some degrees off-course.
And i could fly the kite back to myself when i want to stop flying, though i still could not really catch it in mid-air.
Shiok. Finally, i can fly in confined spaces (not that small lah!!) better than i think i can.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Sure its going to be a stormy ride soon. And thank god, i ain't have other committments.
Yesterday, i managed to catch my kite back when i wanna stop flying. Only Once though.... The other attempts results in crashes.
After flying at BT yesterday, i went rounding, helping to sent 3 fellows (and their bicycles) to Toa Payoh. They got a tyre puncture, and stranded at BP, and they are flagging at every van / lorry that they can, and at that time, its 2 plus am, and i can feel that they are getting desperate.
So, i made a U turn and offer my help. Anyway, i ain't in a hurry to get to home.
Helping out in a seminar later. After which i shall be going to cineleisure. Dunno if i can start flying at cineleisure or not. See later how.
And yah, my van is alive back again with music. Changed the head unit. Finally, i will not be driving alone, without any music. I simply cannot survive without music.
Christmas is around the corner. Is the song nice? Have you start making your wishlist for this christmas to father Santa?
My wish list? Well, firstly, i dun know if i had been a good boy this year, but i just wish that (selfishly) i can still have a good job.
Friday, November 24, 2006
In this booming economy, all these things can still happen. Yes, it still happen.
Despite the good out look, record numbers of jobs created, good bonus payout to civil servants, job uncertainties, retrenchment still exist.
I may be out of a job soon.
The company may closed down soon. How soon, i dunno. Maybe, it will be bought over by another company, and i will have to "hop" over to another company to do the same kind of work.
It all depends on the situation.
My fate is in the hands of the senior management.
And i hope there's no "elites" reading this post and lambast me for "whining about how Singapore is such an insecure place, how old ppl (perhaps younger as well) fear for their jobs... etc etc..." Coz its the truth. Ordinary non-elites citizens DO FEAR for their jobs, their income, which is no peanuts at all.
Once you are in the rat race, you could not get out of it. By getting out of it, you will find it harder to survive, coz the others are all spurring ahead, while you slowed down or even stop in this competitive enviroment.
And i certainly hope no one will tell me to get out of whoever elite, uncaring face.
And thank god that my surename ain't Wee, so that i won't bring disgrace to that particular surename.
Thursday, November 23, 2006
But lots of diet coke and lots of mentos can mix well, and it mixes beautifully. Its a performance.
Don't believe? Watch this then... http://www.pistolwimp.com/media/53551/
During our flying session, we mentioned that what will be the effects of coke and mentos, and Anthony does not really believe, and as a result, i went to the nearby 7-11 store to buy a small bottle of coke and a roll of mentos.
The cashier at the 7-11 looked at me...
Anthony did the experiment.
The coke got spurted out, with a force equivalent to a infant boy pissing.
Anthony wanna something better, and so, off i go, to purchase a 1.5 liter of coke and another roll of mentos.
This time, the cashier looked at me and smile with a knowingly wink.
Anthony did the experiment again.
The coke bottle dropped to the side. Anthony went to upright it, but there's no spurting at all.
Undaunted, Anthony went to purchase another 1.5 bottle lime coke and another roll of mentos.
This time round, the spurting is so pathetic that you can practically drink from the spurt, as demostrated by Anthony. The spurting would make a pissing infant boy glow with pride.
Undaunted again, Ace and Anthony went to buy 2 cans of diet coke and mentos again.
This time round, i did not really see the experiment. Concentrated on flying, but from their exclaimations, i guess it failed terribly again.
And that's the end of our little experiment and our advanture.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Panic.... Panic..... and panic... The situation will be unimaginable. The medical services will be stretched. There most prob will have a reverse triage at the incident area, area of contamination will be vast, and all HAZMAT teams will be activated for SAR mission. Citizens will be panic-stricken, and start to behave like wild animals in terms of stocking up food, water and other daily essentials.
Prob, i will be either be in my MOB 4, doing some stupid work, or i will be behind the wheel of an ambulance, driving casualties to hospitals, or even makeshift field hospitals. Either way, i will be involved.
It is even possible that the tiny island will be wiped off from the face of the earth, forever...
I am talking about a situation which is related to the picture below.
What would be your first response if you see the picture below?
What does it reminds you of? Looks like a nuclear explosion right?
Maybe i have seen too much "sum of all fears", but does this seems a bit like the mushroom cloud of a that famous explosion?
This picture was taken from my room window at night, and the source is actually an oil refinary burning off excess oil. Its the first time i am see this "mushroom cloud" from the oil refinary.
Thank god that its only an oil refinary burning off excess oil in its refinary process, and not a disaster or even a terror attack.
Am down with flu. Keep sneezing and coughing the whole day. Feels terrible. Maybe, a Biological attack by terrorist? (My imagination is running wild!!!)
This poster really suits me. (ITI)
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Why does it have to rain every goddamm evening? Spoiling our plans to fly kite.
How not rain in the goddamm mornings, afternoon, but why always evenings?
Evenings when everyone is rushing to go home after a hard's day work. Evening where a lot of familys would want to have a nice meal outside, evening when after at night i would want to fly kite??
If its raining in the evening, the field will be too wet to play kite later at night.
Damm it, I just want to fly kite, but the stupid weather is not allowing me to do it...
I reached home at around 1600 hours. Fell asleep, and woke up at 0800 hours, the next day.
That's around 16 hours of sleep! Fantestic...
But i woke up, aching all over... Neck ache, arm ache, back ache...
Frankly speaking, i did not have enough sleep for the past few weeks, that's why i slept like a log yesterday night.
Anyway, it was raining, and i was grounded also.
Monday, November 20, 2006
Imagine that you have a very good friend, that needs a kidney transplant desperately, and you are the only one that is able to donate your kidney (one only lah), and your beloved (GF LAH) is damm worried to hell, and is practically begging you not to donate... What will you do?
Do you or do you not donate?
It's like your wife and mum has fallen into the sea, (both are non swimmers), and who do you save first?
Its a dilemma.
Its not a situation where i wanna face, and i believe that neither is most of you, if not, all.
SY asked me a question today... "How do you define good friends?"
After a minute of brain-storming, this is what i replied back...
Enemies will get you into jail, and into trouble...
Strangers does not know that you are in jail when you gets into trouble...
Friends will ignore you when you are in jail when you gets into trouble...
Good friends will bail you out of jail when you gets into trouble...
Best buddies will be sitting beside you in jail, saying, "DAMM, THAT WAS FUN!!!"
And this is what she replied...
i believe gd friends really wants the best for his/her fren... if its me, i wouldnt join my fren in jail... i dont mind gg to jail though, but i will tell him/her wats wrong so he/she can change for the better
And what will be your definations?
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Busy in the morning, saw drift stunts, chio... cars, and of course, chiobus , snapping away photographs in the afternoon, and finally, go for a buffet dinner in the evening and kite flying at night.
Yep, kite flying again. (Some ppl out there will groan.)
Kite flying is my latest hobby. RCKF = Remote Controlled Kite Flying.
This is the third time that i am flying my kite. Yes, your eyesights ain't wrong. I got a kite, but not everything is mine. Confused? NVM, no need bother about it...
Here's a short description of my RC kite flying progress.
1st time flying:
Crashed and frontbar broke. Flying in big circles. Lose control a couple of times.
2nd time flying:
No much difference, just that trying to fly in a rectangle, but it seems more like a funny looking parallagram to me. No front bar broke. Spend all 3 batteries.
3rd time flying:
At BT. Started flying in circles, and end up flying in front. Mean that i am not turning anymore with the kite. Tried to fly the kite towards me, but failed miserably. Wanted to fly more, but transmitter run out of gas. Did not charge enough.
Some of you may ask "why kite flying?", and to me, that question is very open, and different ppl will have different answer to it. To me, i enjoy the sense of freedom that comes with kite flying. It actually can enable be to forget about all my worries and my troubles. Its a goal that i want to achieve, to fly as well as Joshua, Ace, Anthony. Step by step.
Hope that i can further progress in kite flying the next time.
Friday, November 17, 2006
And yes, its friday again. Looking forward to this day everyweek. Its the one of the main motivation that i've got on Monday - Thursday... to bear with the week, Just for friday and weekends.
And imagine there's someone is named Friday in a storybook. Can recall?
And yes, my weekends are fully booked. Totally and fully. First Aid seminer, birthday party chalet, Public BCLS class etc etc... Not to mention, kite flying...
Even today, (friday), is a packed event for me.
Am working half day today. (Sounds better rite?) Then going to suntec later to see chio....... cars and the chiobus... Yep, going to motorshow 2006 later with HS. After which i will be proceeding to a company management dinner, and will finally end up at BT for a daily nightly dose of kite flying.
Oh man, what a busy man i am...
Those who agree, say aye....
I got a friend who misplaced her wallet recently, and till now, there's no news about it. All her ID is gone. Lost.
I wonder what is going on in that person's mind when he/she finds the wallet... "WAH!!! Wallet leh!!! see how much money is inside." Or "I wonder who is the fellow who misplace the wallet, and how much the contents in the wallet means to him/her..."
What will you really do if you find a wallet with lots cash inside? What is your first thought?
"Wah!!! the fellow must be rich, and wun hurt much with this loss." or is it "Wah... Tio Bua pio liao" or perhaps "does that fellow need that money? maybe to pay bills, or to pay household goercies, or even, the money might be used to let a sick child see a doctor..." or maybe, " is there any item of very importance value (sentimental value) to the owner..."
So, ask yourself this question... will you return any found wallets?
Be truth to yourself.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
So, here goes...
Don't undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others.
It is because we are different -
that each of us is special.
Don't set our goals by what other people deem important.
only you know what is best for you.
Don't take for granted the things closest to your heart.
cling to them as you would your life;
for without them, life is meaningless.
Don't let your life slip thru your fingers
by living in the past or for the future;
By living your life one day at a time,
you will live all the days of your life.
Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect,
It is this fragile thread that binds us to each other.
Don't be afraid to encounter risks,
It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.
Don't run life so fast -
that you forget not only where you've been,
but also where you are going.
Don't shut love out of your lifeby saying it's impossible to find;
the quickest way to receive love is to give love -
the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly -
and the best way to keep love is to give it wings
Nice piece of life message.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
And yes, it crashed a couple of time, more like controlled glided crashes rather than head first. Only thing is, no front bar broke.
In the beginning, i was a bit stressed. Have not been playing simulator for more than a week, and i was afraid that i have lost touch.
But after some uncontrolled flying with controlled glided landings, i managed to keep the kite in the air, making some turns before it glided to a stop.
When can i come out with my very own kite??? sob sob...
What's the difference between stress, tension and panic ?
Stress is when the wife is pregnant
Tension is when the girlfriend is pregnant
And Panic is when both are pregnant.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
GST is going up again, by 2% to a total of 7%.
Yah, even if PM says the GST is going up, but dunno when, but he hinted that its best to go up when the ecomony is good, and i am sure that its going to be soon.
Remember a quote from www.talkingcock.com , "What goes up will never come down, laws of GST and PTC"
How true it is!!!
Monday, November 13, 2006
Never new my company carpark has so many species of animals.
During lunch, i was standing at the lobby entrance, staring out towards the carpark, then i noticed an animal hopping on a tree.
My first thought was that animal is a squirrel. (Yes, we do have some squirrels living at the carpark, i had seen some squirrels a few times).
But then, it flew, to another tree, and from its outline, it turns out to be a woodpecker.
Yes, a woodpecker. This is the first time in my life i have seen a woodpecker in the wild. I watched it pecking away at the wood. It was fantestic.
Reminds me of an incident, where i had seen monitor lizards along the AYE towards Jurong. I had encounter it a couple of times.
And another incident where i had enountered a tortoise in the middle of a tarred road in Lim Chu Kang during my NS days. My PC helped that tortise cross the road a lot more faster than that tortoise could travel.
And another one where i spotted a python crossing the road when i was working in Lim Chu Kang.
Its nice to sometimes see seldom seen animals in one's busy daily routine of life.
Please take note that this is not an advertisement, so, do not msg me to help you to get tickets, cos i would not be bothered.
Orginal Post (by J):
5TH DEC 06
8pm till late
Presale$20 Door$25 with a free drink
Age16^[ 18^ get diff tics for enterin other rooms]
STAND A CHANCE TO WIN 3 SETS OF NOKIA5300s!
HOW? JUST BE THERE WHEN DOORS OPEN
AT 7PM AND FILL IN THE TICKET FOR THEDRAW!!
Featuring bands like:
West Grand Boulevard
+ A GUEST INTERNATIONAL ACT:
Divine9 - BEST BAND IN Western Australia!!
HOSTED BY MISS EARTH SINGAPORE! &
DJ Koflow [Sg top Dj] + DJ RATTLE + DJ TANG!!
TRIPLE HIP-HOP MADNESS!!
RnB & Hip/Hop @ Smoove ALL NIGHT!!
Drum N Bass @ 54
INDIE BANDS @ PURE
Along with Nightlife. Sg photographers who will be
there to spot you in your glitz & glamor!
Be sure to be spotted by our videographers that night as well!
LEMME SEE YOU MOSH & GET CRUNKED!
+ A PRIVATE AFTER PARTY FOR SELECTED
FEW. A CHANCE TO MINGLE WITH THE BANDS
Dun miss the GreatMegaParty of the Year
Pm me for tics now!!!
Copied post with modifications (by Joshua):
5TH DEC 06 (more like everyday leh)
8pm till late
Presale$ sell wad ?
Door$25 <-- so cheap ?
with a free drink ( Ice mineral water )
Age - Girls18-21... guys just come if you want to see girls .
STAND A CHANCE TO WIN 3 Cup of 7-11 Big Gulp .
JUST BE THERE AND BUG THE HELL OUT OF ANTHONY WHEN YOU SEE HIM .
Featuring bands like:
Ang Ku Kuey
Ba Chor Mee Please
& wadever you can find in Loser Ow's handphone
+ A GUEST INTERNATIONAL ACT:
A performance by our malaysian star Aaron Ma .
HOSTED BY THE SLACKERS CLUB BP! &
Someone not too Special!
DJ Elmo [Sg top Dj]
+ DJ Piglet
+ DJ forgot his name!!
TRIPLE HIP BUT NOT HOP MADNESS!!
eXCLUSIVE nIGHT eVENTS BY :
The flyers :
Anthony - trickster
Ace - Stunt master
Joshua - Kite crasher
Simon - Kite simulator stunt flyer (Added by me in this blog)
Stuart - Kite simulator kite crasher (Added by me in this blog)
Along with No_life.
Sg photographers who will be
there to spot you when you get sauces on your face .
Be sure to be spotted by our videographers that
night as well!
LEMME SEE YOU DANCE IN THE PARKING LOT
+ A PRIVATE AFTER PARTY FOR SELECTED
A CHANCE TO FLY ANTHONY'S KITE ...( and crash it )
Dun miss the You (CallThisAParty?) of the Year
Don't Pm me for tix ... i will just ask you to pls explain !!!!
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Hope you all really learn something from this course, and in a way, enrich your life, and improve yourself as a human being. I also hope that you had learnt time management, and to manage your time well.
I really enjoyed myself at the POC today. Thanks to the POC committee, the NCOC committee, for your great dedication, hard work in making the events such a success.
To those cadets who did not do well in this course, please do not give up and strive harder to success. Know where went wrong and take steps to correct it.
To all, if you ever need help, i am sure that the officers in zone 3 are more than welcome to help you, but do not ever expect us to spoon-feed you, as we believe you all are able to think for yourself.
May i wish all sucess in your studies, and "to be a better man".
To lead, to overcome!
Friday, November 10, 2006
Friday is the day i usually hang out till super late (sometimes, can see the sn rising).
Friday is the day i am more relaxed at work, not today though :(
And Friday is the day where the kite flyers will go somewhere else to fly kite (normally at cineleisure, or youth park), instead of BP.
And so, for this week, the kite flyers will be going to Bukit Timah to fly. Interested? can call me.
I hate it when my suppilers, clients, salesperson comes down to meet me just before lunch time.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
I asked my colleague to do a research test, add 30 liters of water into a tank, and add glucose up to 4% and yeast extract up to 2%, sterilise and do a running test for contamination.
Sounds simple? What is 4% of 30 liters, assuming that 1kg = 1 liter?
Simple?? How to calculate?
My colleague can come back to me, and told me that he dun understand what i want. So, i explain to him in simple terms, "4% of 30 Liters, and 1 liter of water = 1 Kg".
He looked at me with a blurred look. I refused to give him the solution. I want him to work himself out. After all, he's a diploma holder from Biotechnology, and all these happens during practical sessions, whereby you must get the concentration right by calculations on your own.
I want him to give me the formula. Guess what he gave me?
30/50 x 4% (something like that).
I almost bong my head on the wall.
I wanted to commit suicide. I am ashamed to tell others that both of us went to the same poly for the same course, taught by the same lectuerer. My grades at Biotechnology ain't great, and i wonder how he pass his exams.
In the end, i have to spoon-feed him.... again....
Thank god i am not talking about Moles, Molars, (scientific terms for the molecular weight, concentration), w/w (weight per weight), v/v (volume per volume) to him. I believe in using layman terms with him.
I still feel like committing suicide. Someone help me please.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
"There's more to this world than just people, you know."
"Why should I have to WORK for everything?! It's like saying I don't deserve it!"
"I must obey the inscrutable exhortations of my soul."
I go to school, but I never learn what I want to know."
"To make a bad day worse, spend it wishing for the impossible."
"If you couldn't find any weirdness, maybe we'll just have to make some!"
"Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless."
"If you do the job badly enough, sometimes you don't get asked to do it again."
"Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us."
"I hate to think that all my current experiences will someday become stories with no point."
"Childhood is short, maturity is forever."
"I don't need to compromise my principles, because they don't have the slightest bearing on what happens to me anyway."
"In my opinion, we don't devote nearly enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks."
"Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous?"
"There's an inverse relationship between how good something is for you, and how much fun it is."
"There's no problem so awful that you can't add some guilt to it and make it even worse!"
"So the secret to good self-esteem is to lower your expectations to the point where they're already met?"
I don't know which is worse, ...that everyone has his price, or that the price is always so low."
"You know how people are. They only recognize greatness when some authority confirms it."
"It's not the pace of life I mind. It's the sudden stop at the end."
"The best presents don't come in boxes."
"As far as I'm concerned, if something is so complicated that you can't explain it in 10 seconds, then it's probably not worth knowing anyway."
Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend."
"People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world."
"It's only work if somebody makes you do it."
In my opinion, television validates existence."
"Life is like topography, Hobbes. There are summits of happiness and success... ...Flat stretches of boring routine... ...And valleys of frustration and failure."
"Reading goes faster if you don't sweat comprehension."
"There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want."
"A day can really slip by when you're deliberately avoiding what you're supposed to do."
"The worst part is that I don't even have the fun of doing the things I'm getting blamed for."
"Being a parent is wanting to hug and strangle your kid at the same time
"I keep forgetting that rules are for little nice people."
Ahhhh... Dear Calvin, our fovouite forever six-year old kid who speaks with a lauguage which is so true, and yet, it is so incomprehendable. When will he ever grow up, get married and have kids?
An eariler mail from our distributor had requested for 300 boxes of our product early last month. Due to some unforseen circumstances, i was unable to sent to them (on an error. I was not supposed to sent to them).
Yesterday, i scheduled an afternoon to deliver. I called up the liaison and he said okie to deliver.
So, today, i went down, and upon reaching that place, i called up the liaison, and he mentioned that he is outside, and gave me an number to call. That numebr turned out to be a fax machine number.
Managed to contact the person, and i requested for someone to take a trolley down to collect the goods. Later another person called me and called me to deliver the goods up to their office. I mentioned that i got no trolley, and all he told me to come up to collect the trolley and go down to pick up the goods and deliver up.
I got pissed off.
Called up their boss to request someone to come down. All he ask is what the heck am i doing a delivery without his knowledge. He does not know anything, and he refuse the delivery.
All the driving, time spend wasted on this delivery.
Have to sent the goods back to our warehouse.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Why a twist?? Because i was the cause of the accident. Yes, i am the cause of it.
I reverse into a Mercedes. And the Merc. driver was standing beside his car.
Thank god that i reverse slowly, and my rear bumper hit his licence plate in front, just a gentle bump. I had forgotten the car behind, and was concentrating on the kerb, then a gentle knock. I stopped immediately and look behind. A merc. My heart sank.
But the outcome was good in such a way that there's no damage on the Merc, and the driver say nevermind, since there's no damage.
I offered to give him my mobile number and he call me if there's any damages, but he say nevermind. What a reasonable person he is.
It reminded me of another accident when a car bumped into me on the PIE.
No damages. And i tell the other person nevermind, coz there's no damages also to his and to my vehicle.
Sometimes, i wonder what you did will eventually goes round back to you, so, be nice to all people, be it strangers or friends.
It's indeed my blessings, or otherwise, there goes my kite.
Monday, November 06, 2006
Am bored, and so, i am trying to make you ppl out there think i am not an ITI, when in fact, i am still an ITI.
Currently having fun with all the changes. Its still under upgrading (experimental) stage. So, dun be surprised if you see sudden, funny changes.
Give yourself some time to ponder over the question, and find out where the line is being drawn between JOB and CAREER.
From www.dictionary.com, a career is defined as:
1. an occupation or profession, esp. one requiring special training, followed as one's lifework: He sought a career as a lawyer.
2. a person's progress or general course of action through life or through a phase of life, as in some profession or undertaking: His career as a soldier ended with the armistice.
3. success in a profession, occupation, etc.
While a job is defined as:
1. a piece of work, esp. a specific task done as part of the routine of one's occupation or for an agreed price: She gave him the job of mowing the lawn.
2. a post of employment; full-time or part-time position: She was seeking a job as an editor.
So, what is the line drawn between a JOB and a CAREER?
Same thing for the terms " SHRIMPS" and "PRAWNS"
What is the difference?
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
But about 7 minutes ago, my tagboard have mysterious disappeared for some 6 minutes (1254 hours), as i was doing some template changes using html. (i am trying not to be an ITI liao).
At first, i though i had deleted that portion, and i went back to take a look, but the html code is still there! And i try to go to their website to see, and the returned message was "Error 404 - Website not found"
And i concluded that that website is down when i went to visit some other ppl's blog that are using the same tagboard as me. All of theirs had disappear too!
Since then, i had came back.
It's like sometimes, when you think the worst has happened, something worse cropped up, and sometimes you think you are in deep shit, someone pours more shit on you...
Its like you are preparing for the worst, but you don't know what is the worst, and how much worse can that worst be...
Well, dunno why, but i think i ain't in such a "good" mood these few days.
What happen? Well, things happen all the time, but i ain't in a bad mood over those, can say I dunno...
What cause it? I also dunno...
Its like you suddenly feel despair over nothing, you worry about things that never happen... hell, you dun even know what are you worrying about. Its just that you had entered a totally dark room, cannot see, hear, feel, sense anything. Its just you and darkness accompanying you.
Ain't life interesting?
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
North Korea is willing to return to six party talks 3 weeks after the nuclear test, her main aim is for the US and other countries to lift sanctions against North Korea.
The rest of the world are glad.
I think otherwise. (Breaks are meant for me to think of other things besides work)
To me, its a damm smart move by North Korea. They can get the best of both worlds. Its like the North Korea are doing this :
"I would like the other countries to life all sanctions against me, but first, let me test a nuclear warhead before we talk about it."
They (North Korea) still have the machinary, the personnals, the know-how and the materials to make that terrible warhead to be fitted into missiles, bombs, and god know what else.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
My sister's co-worker has a sister in Texas who, with her husband, was planning a weekend trip across the Mexican border for a shopping spree. At the last minute their baby sitter canceled, so they had to bring along their two-year-old son with them.
They had been across the border for about an hour when the baby got free and ran around the corner. The mother went chasing but the boy had disappeared. The mother found a police officer that told her to go to the gate and wait. Not really understanding the instructions, she did as she was told.
About 45 minutes later, a man approached the border carrying the boy. The mother ran to him, grateful that he had been found. When the man realized it was the boy's mother, he dropped the boy and ran. The police were waiting and got him.
The boy was dead. In the (less than) 45 minutes he was missing, he was cut open, ALL of his insides removed and his body cavity stuffed with COCAINE. The man was going to carry him across the border as if he were asleep. A two-year-old boy, dead, discarded as if he were a piece of trash for somebody's cocaine.
If this story can get out and change one person's mind about what drugs mean to them, we are helping. Please send this E-mail to as many people as you can. If you have a home PC, send it out there, too. Let's hope and pray it changes a lot of minds.
The saddest thing about the whole situation is that those persons who suffer are innocent and people we love... God Bless you in this united effort to spread the word. You just might save a life! May God bless you and keep you in his loving embrace.
This is not the first time i heard about such cases, but this is certainly the first time that i saw a video clip about doctors cutting up a small child and remove packets of drugs from inside her body.
I am not going to put the video clip in here, because it is so horrible.
The best punishments for those beast (i seriously think those ppl dun even qualify to be a beast) is to let the public decide what to do with them once they are found guilty. Who in the right state of mind, can kill a 2 yr old child, cut her up, and remove all her organs and stuff it with drugs?!?!?!
I hope that they will never be forgiven, (in this case, heck care with forgive and forget), even in their deaths, as they have totally lost their conscience, and i doubt they will repent. Its just too serious, they have sunk too deep into the abyss of crime, and could never get out.