Monday, 31 July 2006

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been a long wait... but there goes my bonus.. show u the results soon... :)

Saturday, 29 July 2006

suzuki swift ice hockey

so cute.

Wednesday, 26 July 2006


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i'm still more of a cat person but some dogs are just so irrestibly cute.

Tuesday, 25 July 2006

ipod ad?

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except that dogs don't listen to ipods...

see here for the original pic of the lovely dog

Sunday, 23 July 2006

Are you YOU?

Most people are other people.

Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Oscar Wilde
De Profundis, 1905

am i me? or am i an imitation?

Saturday, 22 July 2006

sunflowers for you
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taken at the Changi Airport transit lounge..

email me if you want a bigger res pic for your wallpaper.. its sure to brighten your day! :)

Thursday, 20 July 2006

Yang Mei worms (via email)

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Rough translation from the Chinese version(not by me):

A lady in Kunming China bought 2 kilo of yang-mei (can be bought in Singapore when in season) from a fruit vendor who informed her they are freshly picked. After returning home, she put a portion of the fruit in a bowl of salt water and let it soak while she watched TV.

Some time later, she checked the fruits and was suprised to see something wriggling in the bowl of water. She felt suspicious and decided to experiment by soaking the brightly red unsoaked ones with various level of salted water.

In the least salted water, after soaking for 3 mins she discovered 7 white worms desperately wiggling their way to the rim of the bowl to avoid the salt water. Then she soaked the same fruits in a bowl of saltier water, and after 3 mins she discovered 5 more worms emerging from the fruits. Finally she tried the saltiest water and no more worms emerged. And she also noticed the fruits had turned from bright red to patches of white.

Now she realised why whenever she ate this type of fruit she'll always ended up with tummy upset. Thus as a precaution, always rinse in salted water thrice before consuming this kind of fruit (probably apply to any skinless fruits).

Monday, 17 July 2006

hello panda...

now comes in cheese!!
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very hard to find.. spent the weekend searching around and it was not to be found in cold storage, ntuc fairprice nor giant or even 2 petrol kiosks.. so far only found in my school canteen and the stall vendor said the supplier refused to disclose his sources! how nasty!

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hello Panda is a somewhat popular brand of Japanese biscuits, manufactured by Meiji Seika. Each biscuit consists of a small hollow shortbread layer, within which resides either vanilla, strawberry, peanut butter or chocolate filling, of which the chocolate is more common. Upon the biscuits are cartoon style depictions of giant pandas; presumably this is where the product derives its name. The name could also be a possible allusion to the famed character Hello Kitty.

an allusion to hello kitty?? com'on!! don't insult this cool panda! and i've tried all the favours! :D

and some seem annoyed by the "sickeningly cute anime-stylized panda".. read this..

for the weight conscious, this is a write-up on the nutritional facts of a typical pack of chocolate filled hello panda... 30% fat! hahaha

Sunday, 16 July 2006

vietnam halong bay

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here's another pretty pic from last month's trip..

been a fun but exhausting weekend :).. will blog more when i get my energy back and have more time... 24 hours a day doesn't seem quite enough to get everything done..

Wednesday, 12 July 2006

Resepect & Greetings (Spam in Bad English)

From: ""
Subject: Resepect & Greetings
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 11:13:49 -0400
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Resepect & Greetings,

it is my pleaure to write to you after considering your profile. My name is Mrs Rita Arthur a nationality of South Africa. I am married to Mr. sylvester Arthur who worked with South Africa company in Ivory Coast for nine years before he died in the year 2004. We were married for fifty years without a child. he died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before he death we were both Buddhist,When my late husband was alive we deposited the sum of$3.5Million (Three Million five hundred thousand U.S. Dollars) in a trunkbox and declare it as family valubales for export with a security company here in COTE D' IVOIRE

Presently, this money is still with the security company. Recently, my Doctor told me that I would not last for the next three months due to cancer problem. Though what disturbs me most is my stroke. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to Monasteries or Temples or better still a Buddha individual that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here in. I want a Buddhist individual that will use this fund to Monasteries or Temples, orphanages, Research centers and widows propagating the word Buddhism and to ensure that the Temples is maintained. I took this decision because I dont have any child that will inherit this money and my husband’s relatives are Christians and the are persecting me because I and my husband convert into buddhism and I dont want my family hard earned money to be misused by them. I dont want a situation where this money will be used in an Christian way. Hence the reason for taking this bold decision. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the security Company. I will also issue you a letter of authority that will empower you as the new beneficiary of this fund. Any delay in your reply will give me room insourcing for a Temples or Buddhist individual for this same purpose. Please assure me that you will act accordingly as I stated here. Hoping to hearing from you with this email address above or below.

Mrs Arthur
Hospital number+225-08167898

so much for resepecting me... btw, Rita Arthur is sometimes a nationality of Pakistan and a "born again Christian" ... hahahah

Tuesday, 11 July 2006

Helping with the publicity: Upcoming event

impressive video and i think it's gonna be an impressive talk..

click here for more details.

Sunday, 9 July 2006

the vent must NEVER be shut..

the definition from


1. A means of escape or release from confinement; an outlet: give vent to one's anger.
2. An opening permitting the escape of fumes, a liquid, a gas, or steam.
3. The small hole at the breech of a gun through which the charge is ignited.
4. Zoology. The excretory opening of the digestive tract in animals such as birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish.
5. Geology. 1. The opening of a volcano in the earth's crust; 2. An opening on the ocean floor that emits hot water and dissolved minerals.

v. vent·ed, vent·ing, vents
v. tr.

1. To express (one's thoughts or feelings, for example), especially forcefully.
2. To release or discharge (steam, for example) through an opening.
3. To provide with a vent.

v. intr.

1. To vent one's feelings or opinions.
2. To be released or discharged through an opening.
3. To rise to the surface of water to breathe. Used of a marine mammal.

I know a bad move when i see one..

and TODAY removing the column of well-respected local blogger mrbrown is certainly one such move (see article)

every system needs a vent.. every government needs to offer or to create real opportunity where people can breathe, can speak out loud, can be allowed to "let out air" so they don't 'POP' (or as some like to say - "explode")..

mrbrown was one such outlet for many disgruntled individuals in Singapore - from taxi drivers, office workers, students, aunties and just about everyone - who mumble unhappily under their breaths (or over kopi in the kopitiam or lattes in the cafes) whenever they hear or read of some new policy or the revision of some existing ones, which they cannot understand or accept...

he raised and explained serious issues, and always managed to give these issues no doubt a satirical, but also a lighthearted touch so life could go on.. so everyone would feel like they were being heard and someone out there 'understood' them and even spoke out loud for them...

life felt bearable.. even if things almost never 'improve' quite as quickly as they wanted them to...

but now THEY've closed the vent..

one word.

fruit juices

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now THAT is a good idea, don't you think? :)

Thursday, 6 July 2006


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taken using a phonecam at The Animal Resort