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Alvin and the Chipmunks. "Bad day"

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Embarrassing video

Some sportings embarrassments....

If that happens to me during touraments, i might as well dig a hole to hide my head...

video

Sit back and enjoy!!!

Parted

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Short talk:

My first vehicle licence number : GV 2667 P
My second vehicle licence number : GV 7996 G

What will be my third number?
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We had parted. A painful goodbye, never to see each other again...

Feeling sad.

As the saying goes, we are bound to seperate sooner or later..

Bye, my dear van... Bye... Be good to whoever your new owner. Don't throw tantrums, and behave yourself.

In Loving memory of




I gonna miss the Ultraman sticker above the left headlight

And now, i am back to taking public transport. That means, try not to jio me out if you can, coz i am taking this chance to save up. That means, i am going to be a good kid. Morning go out work, and after work, go home and stare at either the telly or the wall.

There's 3 hurdles to overcome before i gets the joyous reunion. First 2 hurdles crossed. And now, am waiting for the COE bidding next week, and when that final hurdle is crossed, then i shall sit back, relax and wait for that time to come.

Wish me luck, fellows!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Separation

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Short talk:

Someone read my post on The day i sign the paper and think that i am getting married... When i say no, that someone thinks that i got a pet, and when i deny that, that someone thinks i got a god daughter.... OMG!!!
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Yesterday night was supposingly the last night that i got to "spend" with her...

But as a results of my negotiation, i gotta another day extension. Need to give her up tomorrow, cannot extend anymore.

Feeling a bit sad at the painful seperation. She had served me well for 2 years, although she does throw her tantrums sometimes, the worst tantrums on 3 occasions, where she totally quit on me... I really could not get her moving.

But she has to go. She's aging, and showing signs of wear and tear, and requires me to spend more to feed her, to maintain her. No matter how painful the seperation may be, she has to go.

And right now, she knows that. I had been emptying her for the past few days, and she's throwing a tantrum right now. The rattling sound has came back. Hopefully she does not quit on me on our last night together tonight.

Feeling rather sad.

But then, hopefully my new love will come soon. All papers had been signed and submitted.

After the painful separations, there will be a wait to a joyous reunion.

Monday, October 29, 2007

mondays

Tiring weekend.

Busy with course. Busy but fun.. Especially at night. Will reveal what the heck we did at night at a later date...

Back to monday. Back to work. Am still tired, sleepy...

How i wish it's weekends every alternate day...

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Ladies and wives?!?!?!

Some jokes about marriage and wife which i had received from E mail...

To the ladies out there, it's just only a joke, okie?? Don't take it to heart...

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I recently read that love is entirely a matter of chemistry. That must be why my wife treats me like toxic waste.
David Bissonette

When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.
Sacha Guitry

After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can't face each other, but still they stay together.
Hemant Joshi

By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
Socrates

Woman inspires us to great things, and prevents us from achieving them.
Dumas

The great question... which I have not been able to answer... is, 'What does a woman want?'
Sigmund Freud

I had some words with my wife, and she had some paragraphs with me.
Anonymous

'Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.'
Henny Youngman

'I don't worry about terrorism. I was married for two years.'
Sam Kinison

'There's a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It's called marriage.'
James Holt McGavran

'I've had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me, and the second one didn't.'
Patrick Murray

Two secrets to keep your marriage brimming 1. Whenever you're wrong, admit it, 2. Whenever you're right, shut up.
Nash

The most effective way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once...
Anonymous

You know what I did before I married? Anything I wanted to.
Henny Youngman

My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.
Rodney Dangerfield

A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong.
Milton Berle

Marriage is the only war where one sleeps with the enemy.
Anonymous

A man inserted an 'ad' in the classifieds: 'Wife wanted'. Next day he received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: 'You can have mine.'
Anonymous

First Guy (proudly): 'My wife's an angel!' Second Guy: 'You're lucky, mine's still alive.'
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Erm... No offence, ladies and wifes out there...

Saturday, October 27, 2007

The day i sign the paper

What have i got into?

Today is the day i sign the papers... For the very first time in my life, i have signed the papers. Even though i am always been using it, but this is the very first time that i sign the papers on my own. No one did for me.

Wrong. I had signed 2 papers. One is for quite a painful seperation and the other is for a joyous reunion.

And i need another signature.

I still can remember my feelings when the papers are thrusted into my face, with the column, "signature", and me holding the pen, with the witness, searching my face for signs of backing out of a long term commitment and relationship.

I held the pen and pause for a short while. Not to say that i regret, but i am thinking at that instant.

"This is it. THIS IS IT!! Once i signed, there's no turning back liao. Once the signature is done, the law comes into effect. I must be prepared for a long long commitment, and it's my responsibilities to take care of her, take care of all her needs, especially her food."

And i had sign the papers.

No turning back. It's a life-time commitment committed.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

First time trying to use the video function on my blog... Just trying it out.

If you cannot see the video below, then there's something wrong with it. If you can, that means you can sit back and relax.


video

I got lots of funny videos, and thanks for this video upload function, now, i can share the funny videos with my readers out there.

For me? no mood to see the video. Lots of things to rush, with nearing deadlines. Worst still, figures are still not confirmed, and that is hindering my decision. One more day to deadline.

Spoke to SOS about my little indecisiveness yesterday night, and got to hear the usual crap. But still, i must thank the SOS for giving me some insight of his thoughts.

If i do make a favourable decision, you all out there will be shocked. (more or less lah). See the different me!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tell tale signs of other affair

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Short talk:

ARGHHHHH!!!! HEADACHE!!!! HAVE TO MAKE UP MY MIND!!!! DO I OR DO I NOT????
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Some interesting stuffs that i happen to chance across...

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99 Tell Tale signs that your partner is having an affair…

1. He sleeps with his hand phone by his side.
2. He brings his hand phone into the bathroom.
3. He is having more than one SIM card.
4. He is having more than one hand phone.
5. Your calls to his hand phone are unanswered.
6. His hand phone is switched off whenever you call him.
7. He tells you that you can call him at another hand phone number.
8. His hand phone is equipped with multi-card/duo SIM card.
9. He deletes the SMS/MMS messages from his hand phone.
10. Intimate SMS/MMS messages in his hand phone that were not sent by you.
11. He clears the call list from his hand phone.
12. His hand phone bill hitched.
13. He sneaks out of the house for no apparent reason.
14. He goes to the coffee shop for a drink but comes back 3 hours later.
15. Change of behaviour.
16. Change of attitude towards you.
17. Your instinct tells you something is not right.
18. Whispering or speaking softly on the phone.
19. Hangs up the phone whenever you are near him.
20. You answer his hand phone in his absence and the caller hung up.
21. You answer his hand phone in his absence and the caller asked for a different person.
22. Lost of interest in family activities.
23. Not wanting to air his view in plans related to the family.
24. Suddenly becomes particular of his look.
25. Change of the way he used to dress.
26. Small intimate gift in his possession not given by you.
27. Extra credit cards that you are unaware of.
28. Purchases of items in credit card statements that were not meant for you.
29. Credit card statements sent to another address.
30. Receipts of items not purchased for you found on him.
31. Extra money that were not accounted for.
32. His clothing smell of unfamiliar perfume.
33. The seat belt of his car smells of unfamiliar perfume.
34. Strands of hairs not belonging to you found on his clothing.
35. Strands of hairs not belonging to you found in his car.
36. Pubic hairs found on his car seat.
37. Lipstick marks on his clothing.
38. Unexplained marks on his neck/body.
39. Goes overseas more frequently than before.
40. Not letting you know his flight details when travelling.
41. Not letting you know the hotel he stays when overseas.
42. Coming back from overseas with gifts such as perfume claiming that it is purchased on behalf of his friend.
43. He spends more time on the computer especially in your absence.
44. He deletes details from his computer including emptying the recycle bin.
45. He shows sudden interest in music.
46. He joins a gym out of a sudden.
47. He walks the dog for extended time.
48. Suddenly interested in jogging.
49. He finds reason to stop wearing his wedding ring.
50. He buys himself sexy underwear.
51. He washes his underwear whilst having his shower.
52. He comes home with a pair of fresh underwear.
53. He leaves home fresh in the morning and comes home fresh in the evening.
54. He makes decisions without discussing with you.
55. He criticizes your appearance.
56. He criticizes your dressing.
57. He becomes impatient with you.
58. He becomes impatient with the children.
59. His friends/colleagues appeared uncomfortable in your presence.
60. He appeared uncomfortable in the presence of your friends/colleagues.
61. Prevents attending functions when your friends whom he knows are also attending.
62. He picks fights out of trivial matters.
63. He works late too frequently.
64. He entertains too frequently.
65. He criticizes your cooking.
66. He finds reasons not to have dinner with you.
67. He takes leave without your knowledge.
68. He stops telling you of his activities as he used to be.
69. Keeps condoms in his car/wallet when he does not use them with you.
70. Wants to try new techniques/positions when having sex with you.
71. Lessens the frequency of having sex with you.
72. Stops having sex with you.
73. Tries to go to bed after you have fallen asleep (to avoid having sex).
74. Giving prior notice that he is tired before going to bed.
75. Removes child seat/toys from his car.
76. Asks you questions pertaining to likings of women.
77. Asks you questions like "is it possible to love more than one person"
78. Hinted that it is all right to have a mistress.
79. Shows extreme concern about where are you when he is out.
80. Suddenly becomes calculative in the family’s expenditure.
81. Accounts with banks unknown to you.
82. Daydreaming when he is with you.
83. Tends to be forgetful even on important issues.
84. Prevents fetching you in his car.
85. Disappearance during family outings/gatherings claiming to be going back to work.
86. Hotel receipts in his possession.
87. Hotel name cards in his possession.
88. Petrol station receipts that were not the usual stations he visits.
89. Treating you extremely nice that you feel he has done something wrong.
90. Telling you he is with a particular person to cover the time of his disappearance unaccounted for.
91. Does not hold our hand in the public as he used to be.
92. Coming home wearing another shirt.
93. Shows interest in items meant for females whilst shopping with you.
94. Goes to toilet too frequently when he is out with you.
95. His secretary addressed you wrongly too frequently when you call him.
96. Unpaid parking fines sent to your house at somewhere he has no reason to be (especially after office hours).
97. Going for National Service too frequently.
98. Background of telephone calls does not sound where he claimed to be.
99. He feels uncomfortable when being introduced to a friend who is a “P.I.”, “investigator” or “Private Eye”.

The aforesaid signs are personal views from an experienced P.I. being in the field since 1990 and are only meant for your reading pleasure.
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All i can say is.....

Thank god i am unmarried. Otherwise, my wife would think that i would be having an affair outside...

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Singapore populations

Wow...

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Singapore's population reached 4.48m last year
By Margaret Perry, Channel NewsAsia Posted: 22 October 2007 2214 hrs

SINGAPORE : The population of Singapore grew to 4.48 million last year, up from just over 3 million 17 years ago.

The biggest change was the number of Permanent Residents, which quadrupled from about 112,000 to more than 460,000 last year, making up 10 percent of the population.

Non-residents who are working, studying or living number 875,500 last year, accounting for nearly 20 percent of the population.

Singapore citizens now account for 70.2 percent of the population, down from 86 percent in 1990.
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Let's do some Maths... 17 years ago, there are around 2.58 million Singapore citizens, while now, there's 3.14 million Singaporeans.

Average growth rate in population is about 87,059 per year, while Singapore Citizens growth rate is 32,941 per year.

So, the growth of Singapore Citizens is slower than PRs and non-Residents.

One day, assuming that the growth rate remains constant there will be more foreigners than Singaporeans, staying in Singapore.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Busy with unnessary delays

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Short talk:

Read about the saying just now...
"Money makes the world go round"

Think about it... The world is already round before money was invented....
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One cannot have this thinking "Aiyah, still got a lot of time, so, can wait."

Neither one cannot have this thinking. "To change or not to change? To stick with it for another year? Or to change and maybe burn a hole..."

I had these 2 thinkings for the past 2 months, and now, to my horror, i ain't have any time to do something necessary, that will cause a big hole in my wallet.

My van road tax and insurance are due in 12 days time...

I need to go and collect the letters from LTA, bring my van down to the workshop for regular maintainance, go and have my vehicle inspected by LTA, and go to the insurance company to pay for the new road tax and the insurance.

And i need to go HDB to pay for season parking for next month.

All that to be done in 12 days.

And this is the period where i am busy.

Busy with work, where we got orders coming in, where a new product is going to be launch, where production cannot be stopped, where my colleague is going on leave on a overseas vacation.

Busy with other stuffs, where a course is running, where another course is in the planning, where there are duties coming up.

But it's my doing that everything clashed headon. I was thinking the things that i had mentioned in the first 2 paragraphs.

"Still early lah... can wait one."

"To change or not to change?"

Now, i only have 4 days to deal with my season parking, and 9 days to deal with my road tax and insurance.

Serves me right.

Jokes and again

Some jokes to keep those blues away...

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Why did Ah Beng go to a movie with his 18 friends?

Coz it's a M18 show. (below 18 not allowed)

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Ah Beng is filling up an application form for a job.
He supplied the information for the columns on Name, Age, Address etc.

When he comes to colume on "Sex"
he writes "Every night"

Then he comes to column on "Salary Expected"
he writes " Yes"

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Ah Beng talk to a long-distance telephone operator.
Ah Beng: "COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME THE TIME DIFFERENCE BETWEEN USA and Singapore ?"
Operator: "JUST A MINUTE..."
Ah Beng : "THANK YOU" AND PUTS DOWN THE PHONE

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At a bar in New York,
The man to Ah Beng's left tells the bartender, "JOHNNIE WALKER, SINGLE" and his companion says, "JACK DANIELS, SINGLE".
The bartender approaches Ah Beng and asks, "AND YOU, SIR ?"
Ah Beng replies : "Tan Ah Beng, MARRIED oready liao"

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Tired

Tiring, tiring and tiring weekend.

Almost did not want to go to work today... Woke up, and almost wish that i can sleep again. The stress medications that i had mentioned before will no longer have any effects on me, i think. I need new stress medications.

I know there are ppl out there who wants to know how's the weekend been, but sorry to disappoint you, it will not come out so fast... maybe after till the end of that event. No promises.

Lots of things to be done, work stuffs, personnal stuffs and a major decision to be made without much time left to spare.

To remain or to change?

Friday, October 19, 2007

Free goodies?

How nice if i am staying in the USA right now.

I will be a super rich, super technology savy by now, without working. Yes, you heard me. Without working, by my E mail account.

This is the subject of E mails that i get. (In a day).

1) Free $500 for your Travels
2) Sony Vaio Laptop on Us!
3) Free Candy Assortment for (my E mail account)
4) Canon HD DVD Camcorder on Us!
5) Congratulations (my E mail account... Dunno what's inside... don't bother to open)
6) Free Southwest Airlines Tickets
7) Just $4.99 a Bottle for Great Wines
8) Coffeemaker for FREE
9) Get your $500.00 Nordstrom Shopping Spree
10) Get cash with bad or no credit
11) Dont Get Lost (Free GPS)

Got my meaning? No?

I used to open up my E mail with free computer, camera, GPS, Video Recorder, Free 42 inch Plasma TV, DVD player, MP3 player, i pod, i phone and all the other subjects with free, including some lawyers in Nigera, some investment manager in China, lottery companies in UK, US, Canada etc.

All contains the "good news". Free goodies, get free shopping vouchers, won lottery in UK, Canada for $25 or more million Euros, asking me to suddenly become a distant relative of someone who had died in Nigera to share $125 million US dollars, and the China goverment trying to give me money (in US dollars).

And here i am, still slogging it out, getting my tired ass to work every morning for the sake of livelihood.

Anyway, all the free goodies (especially the technology gadgets, which got my eyes opened wide and jaws dropped) are only valid for those residing in the USA only, in a very small fine print, which i had to use my microscope to view it.

Damm it... :(

Stress medication

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Short Talk:

Less than 24 hours to go!! You will see a different (the old) me.
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I need a break...

Maybe, as Sars had claimed, i need stress medication...

But when it comes to stress medication, i have yet to try what others called it, the ultimate stress medication, that is not avalible in Singapore... The best of stress medication...

Nearest avaliable store, Indonesia.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My feelings

I am going bonkers...

I am tired, sleepy, busy and bloody goddamm pissed off by something recent that i got to know about yesterday and even more pissed off by another thing that happened a long long time ago, which i only got to know about it yesterday...

I woke up late today, and my boss have to give me a morning call, asking how come EVERYONE IN THE COMPANY IS LATE!!!

And someone is very irritating today. I hate it when i am totally engrossed in doing something, and someone has to disturb me every goddamm now and then to ask me about something that my 2 year old niece has no problem finding a solution to it.

And i still got lots of things to do.

And i can't wait for this Weekend to arrive.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Retail therapy

Shopping is good... and before you agree with me, or start screaming "Yeah", continue reading first.

Shopping is good for the elderly. So, youngsters out there, it's no excuse for you to stretch out your hands to your father, mother, sister, brother, boyfriend or even girl friend for some extra bonus for retail therapy.

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Local research shows shopping can stave off dementia
By Hasnita A Majid, Channel NewsAsia Posted: 15 October 2007 2118 hrs
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/305805/1/.html

SINGAPORE: A study conducted by the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found that shopping can stave off dementia for those aged 55 years and above. In fact, shopping is even better than other activities such as sports or mahjong.
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So, youngsters, before you start groaning about it, you can try bringing your daddy, mummy, grand daddy, grand mummy, or even your in laws out for some retail therapy, to prevent dementia.

And do not give me the crap about "Preventation starts at a young age." in this case.

An idea

To all those who are short like me...

Here's a new way to describe yourself.....

I am not short... I am vertically Challenged.

Got the idea from a book "The General Daughter" made into a movie starring John Travolta

Monday, October 15, 2007

Weekend memories

Another weekend has passed. Monday again.

Now i know why mondays are so depressing, so bluey....

Monday is the day where you can only think back of all the fun and crazy things that you did during the weekend. Friday is the day you can look forward to doing the same old fun and crazy things.

Happy birthday to SM!!!


The birthday cake and...


The birthday girl.




Don't ever guess how old is she or ask her for her age.

Sunday morning, early early in the morning, at about 0330 hours, i stepped out of my house in Singapore, and instantly, i am in Genting.


At first, i though i am still sleeping, entering fairyland in my dreams, but i was awake and entering into foggy land.

It look so surreal. No cars around, no people walking about, so peaceful and so foggy. Hard to find these kinda weather nowadays.

What am i doing so early in the morning?

Going for duty, of course. NS Home Team Trial Run.

Reached Changi Coast Road in the morning just in time for day to break.


Super nice view of dawn, as we sat, munching on our Mac donald's burger breakfast.



There's a faraway mountain where the sun comes out from, i think...

Beautiful.

And that beautiful dawn means a super hot day for all of us...



Hot... And someone's complaining about it... Just look at his face.


And being so close to the Changi Airport, we got fantestic view and more "fantestic" noise from the aircraft.




Yep... Hot day. We went back hot, hungry, tired and sleepy...

PHOTO OF THE DAY!!!



New spokeswomen for Soya Bean drink spotted.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Contraband ciggies

What's the hell is wrong nowadays? So many of the same news... 5 times over a 6 day period.

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Cigarette smuggling syndicate smashed, 4 arrested in raid
By Chio Su-Mei, Channel NewsAsia Posted: 11 October 2007 2019 hrs
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/305112/1/.html



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Contraband cigarettes worth S$84,500 seized
By Wong Mun Wai, Channel NewsAsia Posted: 10 October 2007 2340 hrs
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/304950/1/.html



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Contraband cigarettes hidden in false wall of container truck seized
By Jessica Yeo, Channel NewsAsia Posted: 09 October 2007 2039 hrs
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/304730/1/.html

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ICA officers seize 6,400 cartons of contraband cigarettes
By Lynda Hong, Channel NewsAsia Posted: 07 October 2007 0010 hrs
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/304257/1/.html







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650,000 sticks of contraband cigarettes seized from vegetable truck
By Gamar Abdul Aziz, Channel NewsAsia Posted: 06 October 2007 0024 hrs
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/304129/1/.html






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Looking at all these news, i got a burning question to ask.



1) ICA got so much space to store all those evidence meh?

Air pollution?

This piece of news is interesting...

Taiwan's stinky toufu shop owner fined for air pollution
By Channel NewsAsia's Taiwan correspondent Andrew Lee Posted: 12 October 2007 0000 hrs
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/eastasia/view/305164/1/.html

(The tofu made and sold by one vendor in Hsin Chuang City has drawn brickbats. Neighbours complained that his version of the tofu was so stinky that it amounted to air pollution.

"The stink level of this shop is 30, way above the permitted level of 10," said an agency officer. "Therefore, we're imposing a fine on the shopowner for polluting the air." )

Wow... stinky toufu, so stinky that it's air pollution... But what's wrong with that? I mean... Stinky toufu are supposed to be stinky, right? The more stinky the toufu, the better the taste, right?

So the next time you are in Taiwan, why not make a trip down to Hsin Chuang City to smell the air. Remember to bring along gas mask if you cannot take the stinky smells, as demostrated by many Singaporeans here, who has not even the slightest tolerant of slight "unnatural" smell.

Hell, Singaporeans can be the world's first at detecting dead organisms, by nose. Singaporean would also be the world's leading citizen to detect something funny, especially fish.

Foul smell at Pandan Reservoir caused by dead fish
By Wong Mun Wai, Channel NewsAsia Posted: 08 October 2007 1755 hrs
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/304514/1/.html

(SINGAPORE: A foul smell was detected at Pandan Reservoir by a MediaCorp News Hotline caller on Monday morning.

Residents said more than 10 dead fish were found floating in the reservoir, some of which had already decomposed.)

Imagine some Singaporean telling you this....

"I smell a fish... No. Wait... (sniffs the air again)... hmmm... it's more than a fish. It's multiple dead fishes and some are decomposing."

Imagine that MediaCorp News Hotline Caller went to Taiwan Hsin Chuang City.

He would have collasped, having spams and foaming at the mouth.

Changes

Everyone at one point of time, is changing. Either physically or mentally or psycologically.

I think i am reaching that one of the one point of time. Even it caught me by surprise.

I am changing...

You will see a different asshole.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Just blabbering

I was having a quiet time at the canteen eariler, enjoy my cup of hot tea (yes, i am feeling cold), watching CNA on TV, when a glass shattering broke the silence.

The boss of the canteen had broke a glass cup when washing the cups.

I almost wanted to say "ORHHHHHHH!!!!" but caught myself in the nick of time. I do not wish to have extra ingredients in my next cup of tea, or the prices of tea to increase just for me.

The canteen boss went out. Saw me staring at him, and remarked loudly.

"Breaking glass is okie, but clearing up the broken glass is work".

I kept quiet, but my mind is racing.

If you think clearing up is work, how about not making it happen in the first place? Or how about making sure that the glass will not break when it slips at the drying tray?

If steps are taken to ensure that the glasses would not fall off, or there's enough cushion at the point where the glasses always fell, then, there's no work of clearing up the broken pieces, right?

Bandages

I dunno if this is useful or not....


Reverse Spiral Bandage



A figure of 8 Bandage



Circular Bandage



Spiral Bandage

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Plants network

So you think that humans are the most advanced living things on planet earth.

You could not be more wrong.... Before the internet was invented, before the computer was invented, there's lots of network already up and running. By plants!!!

Yes, you heard me loud and clear... BY PLANTS!!! The greeny things that you looked down or up on, stamped on, which you used to describle someone who's brain-dead... etc etc...

Yes. The humble plants who is our only solution to global warming, our source of oxygen.

Unbelieveable?? Then, i make you believe it!!

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Plants Communicate to Warn Against Danger
http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20071009/sc_livescience/plantscommunicatetowarnagainstdanger

Plants chatter amongst themselves to spread information, a lot like humans and other animals, new research suggests.

A unique internal network apparently allows greens to warn each other against predators and potential enemies.

“Network-like plants do not usually produce vertical stems but their stems lie flat on the ground and can hence be used as network infrastructure,” said researcher Josef Stuefer from the Radboud University in the Netherlands.

Stuefer and his team let loose caterpillars on white clover plants and watched them eat a single leaf on the network. Then a second set of caterpillars was allowed to choose between the damaged leaf—one that has been alerted to up its defense status—and leaves from an undamaged network.

Over the course of 20 trials, most or all of the approximately 15 caterpillars in each trial preferred the undamaged leaf to the leaf from a damaged network.

“The feeding caterpillars will be deterred and walk off to feed on other non-induced plants,” Stuefer told LiveScience. “[They] understand plant defense language very well as it is directed exactly to them.”

Here is how it works: If one of the network plants is attacked by caterpillars, the other members of the network are warned via an internal signal to upgrade their chemical and mechanical resistance—making their leaves hard to chew on and less desirable. This system works to spread the information amongst the plants and to ward off caterpillars.

“This is an early warning system, very much like in military defense, but then more effective: each member of the network can receive the external signal of impending herbivore danger and transmit it to the other members of the network,” Stuefer said. The attacked leaf is lost. However, the remaining leaves are protected against predators.

The downside to these connections is that viruses often use the runner infrastructure to quickly spread. They enter the plant via the leaves, find their way into the stems and are then passively transported to all the network members where they cause new infections.

“Many pathogens are host specific, meaning that they can infect only very specific plant species,” Stuefer said. “Their main challenge for survival is to find a new host after one has been infected. Such specialists have an especially big advantage from network infections as the physical connection between plants enables them to find genetically identical copies of the original host.”

This, Stuefer explains, is comparable to a computer virus specialized to infect computers with a certain version of the Windows operating system. “Such a virus spreads very fast if all terminals on a network have the correct Windows version while its spread is slowed down if there is variability in the systems,” he said.
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WOW!! A defense intelligence network! By plants!!

Don't belittle them, my fellow humans!!

I can guess the next target for Microsoft, Norton, AVG and all those anti virus company.

Come out with a anti-virus system for those plants network.

ROM again

Finally... my buddy whom i had known for 12 years, is married.

Status quo changed. From "kor kor" (big brother) to "uncle", for kids, and his wife, from MISS to MRS and MDM liao.

The busy groom...

It's always like that.. The groom is always the busiest for the ROM and the wedding... Ensure that this goes well, that goes well, and everything goes well.

Guess who's the Groom and who's the Captain of that restaurant?

Just the lack of a nametag, and whoa!!! the groom also can be the captain!!!


Groom and me.



The "logistic" for the important event.

Finally... a married man. hahaha...

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Diet coke and mentos

My mother always teach me not to waste food.

My mother always teach me not to play with my food.

Below is a bad example.



Speechless?? stunned?? Here's some more...



Super speechless?? super stunned?

Well, you should be speechless and stunned.. Coz it's super duper old news!!!

What a waste of good 'ole diet cole and mentos.

Sick once again and again...

Am sick again...

I've got an airway obstruction in the nose (blocked / runny nose), sudden air explusion from the lungs (sneezes), forced air explusion from the lungs (Coughs). My brain is trying to tell me that he wants to shut down, my processor is running at around 25% (headache)

Oh my!! i need to be in a good form for tomorrow!!! Tomorrow is the day my good buddy (of 12 years) big day. A day where he finally "see no wide". (Kan bu kai). A day where he closes a chapter of his life of bachelorhood to enter a life of having someone to share your room, your bed, your toilet etc etc.....

Yep... His ROM tomorrow. A day of no return.... A day where he can only look back with fond memories of being free, and envy people like me, who is still living without a care for the world (and vice versa), able to stay out till wee hours in the morning, no reporting to do, no visas to apply for.

A life where when the sky falls, i would use it as a blanket to cover myself.

And i am one of the "kaypos" there to capture his most "foolish" move moments. The vowing, the signing, the ring exchange and the kissing. Hopefully my little trustworthy, entertainment source for my blog camera does not fail me tomorrow.

If possible, anyone got SLR camera can lent me for a day?

Monday, October 08, 2007

Most Siong duty yearly

Interesting news over yahoo.

Scorching Chicago Marathon leaves 1 dead
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071008/ap_on_sp_ot/run_chicago_marathon

Now you know why the Marathon in Singapore is always the most siong (tough) duty that we always go??

"CHICAGO - In a race run in scorching heat that left one man dead, Kenya's Patrick Ivuti won the Chicago Marathon by a fraction of a second Sunday. At least 49 runners were taken to hospitals and another 250 were treated at the site."

Just look at the statistics.

The 88-degree heat and sweltering humidity were so draining that organizers shut down the second half of the course four hours after the start.

88 degree Fahrenheit = 31.1111111 degree Celsius

Just like the weather in Singapore. So, start preparing for the Singapore Marathon!

Quotes

Came across a website of quotes from famous ppl...
http://www.famousquotes.me.uk/famouspeoplequotes.htm

Here are some examples that i like...

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To err is human; to forgive, infrequent. (Franklin P. Adams)

When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it into practice. (Otto Von Bismark)

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. (Napoleon Bonaparte)

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. (Sir Winston Churchill)

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. (Sir Winston Churchill, 1930)

You see, but you do not observe. (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes))

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. (Thomas A. Edison)

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. (Thomas A. Edison)

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. (Albert Einstein)

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. (Albert Einstein)

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax. (Albert Einstein)
It's true for me!!!

If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut. (Albert Einstein)

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. (Albert Einstein)

If you can speak of technical things only in technical terms, you do not understand them. (Albert Einstein)

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity. (Albert Einstein)

The only source of knowledge is experience. (Albert Einstein)

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing. (Albert Einstein)

It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it. (George W Bush)
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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Name mention on "onling forum"

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Short talk:

I came out with something that can be used to "Suan" (tease) people.

"You are cute. Minus the adorable part."
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Hmmm... somehow, i was dragged underwater on some "online forum" thingy... My name was mentioned not once, not twice but three times on that "online forum"...

Funny thing is that i never post on that topic... If i post, ppl who know me will know my nick...

I must be getting famous... Thank you whoever post it for the free publicity.

Thank you.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Comic strip

To all affected parties...

Here's a comic strip for you to cheer up. And think about it.

Comic strip taken from talkingcock site.

you have to click on it and read the dialogue on it.

Happy thinking and laughing!!

Who cares...

Almost got knocked down by a car today.

I was at this zebra crossing at a road junction today, when i saw a red honda civic stopping behind another car, at the zebra crossing. So i started to cross at the crossing.

And the damm car started moving, accelerate fast, as that driver wanted to move out into a busy road with me mere inches away from his car. He roared off into the busy street.

Luckily, i had stopped crossing the instant he accelerate, if i had continue crossing, you readers out there will lost out of a entertainment source from my blog, spend money on visiting me in hospital or as "white money" visiting me at my wake or funeral.

Mere inches from his car!!! It's a wonder his tyres did not run over my feet.

And to my surprise, in the aftermath, as i think back about the situation, it did not feel panic, i did not feel angry, and i certainly did not feel the adrenaline rush after being narrowly missed from being hit.

"What if i got hit? What if i am injuried, perhaps seriously, that needs to be sent to the hospital? What if i died?" I wondered, seconds from after that incident.

And to my shocking surprised, i realised that i did not care about what will happen to me if that car really kisses me...

Injuried?

Injuried loh... who cares... Anyway, that person is going to pay for all my medical fees. Can have a super long break from everything else some more.

Die?

Die loh... who cares... Anyway, we are all waiting to die. When your time is up, your time's up. Checkmate, adios, bye bye, ciao, the end, game over. Period.

No matter how much you wanna siam from death, he can always find you. No use running away.
I seriously don't know when that (dying) will happen to me, will i leave with regrets, but at that point of time, given my thoughts, actions after being narrowly become another statistic in the Traffic Police RTA list, i think regretting will be be the last thing on my mind.

Whatever is happening to me??

Thursday, October 04, 2007

End of war

Finally, i can see an end to a war.

Korean leaders commit to peace, denuclearisation
Posted: 04 October 2007 1215 hrs
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/303778/1/.html

A war between 2 countries. A war that lasted for 57 years. A war where numerous people had died, and a war that involves 4 countries.

Dunno what i mean?

Technically speaking, North Korea and South Korea are still at war. With the USA helping the South Korea, and China helping the North Korea.

The actual fighting actually last from 1950 - 1953. (WAH!!! only 5 years after WWII), but as there's no declaration of the end of the war, so, technically speaking, both sides are still at war.

WORLD PEACE!!!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

2008 Beijing Summer Olympics

Some lame jokes that is circulating on the internet.

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Ever wonder how the Committee in Beijing choose the 2008 Beijing Olympics logo?

Well, see the pictures below and find out the answer.









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Okie, i know it's lame... But it's intended to be a joke.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Things we do when going bonkers

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Short talk:

Happy Children's day to all children, infants, teenagers, adults and uncles and aunties out there!!
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When confronted with an extremely hot weather, long hours and hunger, people do go bonkers... like this...


and this...


These are the things we do to prevent us from getting insanely bonkers.

Oh yah, 7-11 has a new design of super big glup cups, which i supposed,(not guilty unless proven so) holds a lesser volume than your regular super big glup.

Ugly side of Singaporeans

Arh... yes... the ugly side of Singaporeans, especially when it comes to freebies...

Surprising that in the past, Singaporeans can queue up orderly (besides a few incidents) for a hello kitty toy, but for a free water bottle, they can squeeze, jam-pack, shouting, with absoluting no regards to those in the queue.

And sad to note, almost all of those are middle age and above.



I can see an uncle, coming in 3 times to take the freebies, and had to be turned away, when he came the fourth time (he had taken 3 freebies).

I can hear request from an auntie, asking if got other colours other than the one given to her.

I heard others asking if they can deliver the freebies coz it's too hot standing in the sun.

WHAT THE HELL??!?!?!?!