Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I dont know what i am doing...

I gotta admit something today!!!!

I really don't know what we were doing today during practical today in the anaylsis lab..

It suddenly seemed so alien to me... LC-MS... cheemonology is u ask me...


perhaps.. maybe the unofficial topic of the day was... where to go for class outing on Friday?

Oh, another of our classmate withdrew from the course today... its so sad that, even though we are already in the second semster... there are still 'casualties' around..

Anyway... the practical ended so late... by the time i reached home.. already 10.15pm... another tiring day at school....

Monday, October 29, 2007

Funny Hindi Song with English Lyrics...

Watch it for yourself!

The Power of Media

Read today's Straits Times whereby they mentioned that this ex RJC graduate who tried to hack into the school system to check out his school mates results might actually serve time in jail to cut 5000 bucks off his sentence.

That's the power of the media for you!

It's amazing how our media like to feature some stories, remember, the last time someone committed sucide by jumping onto the MRT tracks, donations started flowing in... so this time round, I wonder if its another publicity scam by that China scholar!!

Can you imagine a China scholar doing that?

Another powerful aspect of the media:
The price of flour rising... when I was at Maxwell Road market earlier today to buy some buns from Bread Pitt... the price of the bread had gone up.. from $2 for 3 pieces to $3 for 4 pieces! Though, it might seem neglible.. but I find it strange that the standard of living or rather prices of goods defy the law of gravity: What goes up... never comes down...

Sunday, October 28, 2007

The nights come alive....

Chinatown... on a Sunday night...

Took a train to visit JAM to collect my stuff...
It's really nice.. their craftmanship is really good!!!

I took a picture of Chinatown from their shop... really like the nightlife shot of it.. it's quite relaxing when you just sit and look all the crowd passing by on a Sunday evening!!!

We headed down to Maxwell Road market to eat.. I tried this Curry Chicken noodle.. absolutely yummy!

What a sinful treat for a Sunday night!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Sheng Shiong... opens near me!

Sheng Shiong supermarket opened its 21st outlet near my place!!!


.. its rather small.. their entire shop front is located at Block 352 Clementi Ave 2. It occupies 3 units.. 2 joint and the other one stand alone.. I was disappointed by the lack of variety of goods on display..

Think it would have to work much harder to be able to be on par with the other big players in Clementi..

Friday, October 26, 2007

Food for thought this Friday

I chanced across this very meaningful series of pictures today... must say that it struck a chord deep within me...

Yes, animals are more deluded because of their capacity of their physical body, but occasionally some of them might be able show us the love that we have forgotten on our 'busy road'. Just like this story.

this is real touching…

"Hey, wake up! wake up!"

A dog was knocked down by a car and died on the middle of the road. Later, another dog is
seen beside the corpse of the dog, he tried to wake his friend up using his leg.

"Let's move to the safer side of the road...i will move you to the safer side!"

When his attempts to wake his friend failed, he tried to push his friend to the side of the
road. But the weight of his friend was proven too heavy for him.

"Anyone help, tell me what to do."

Though the traffic is busy and dangerous, he just will not go away from his friend. Just stand beside his friend howling and crying.

A lot of people saw this incident and feel very touched. Even a dog can show his loyalty and love to his friend.

Should there be a limit to how much you should do to help your friend? To an extent when your friend does not even know how far the distance you have gone for him? Loyalty? Friendship? Is it supposed to be mutual.. or a mere one way traffic?

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Evil fireopal

Took this little quiz online.. and discovered that I am so evil..

scary thoughts eh??? Why don't you try it too?

How evil are you?

Anyway... had the ISO 9000 open book test today... seems pretty easy... hopefully I can score on it and did not choose the wrong clause....

Good bye ISO 9000 Clauses... :P

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

So rude... so dangerous.... SBS bus drivers.... a reason to die...

Proud to be Singapore????

Singapore Airlines - A great way to fly.....
Singapore Bus Service - A great way to die????

I was walking to Clementi Central from home in the evening.

And when i was at a traffic light near the interchange, I noticed that this SBS bus driver had stopped his bus in the middle of the road and was arguing with a van driver, exchanging a myriad of hand gestures to each other. Utterly rude, I must say that Singaporean drivers are extremely discourtoues.

To make things worse, when I was crossing the zebra crossing.. that bus driver failed to stop at the zebra crossing to give way to pedestrians!!!!

He nearly knocked me... thank god i noted his license number SBS Bus Service 7, Registration plate SBS 641B. Time occured at 1942 hrs today!!!

I think I am going to lodge a complaint for such an errant bus driver!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Just BEAD it...

I always thought little about bead...as being boring.. monotonous...

Till I met John and Mike, owner of JAM Creations . They have used their imagination and breathed in lots of live into new and creative designs.

They wire wrapped this nummite stone for me into something interesting : a pendant... guess the style brought out the beauty of the stone.. with its natural gold tones.

Do check out their main official site: BEAD WORKSHOP

Special thanks to Mike for completing it in such a short time.. all done within a day!

Running around town...

Had a busy day...

Zipped off to town in the afternoon to meet a client and to discuss the various sensory attributes and applications of my products.

Must say that it was quite a successful trip.

Hurried back to Woodlands later... and then back to school in the evening.. another day spent zipping from place to place!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Someone posted this youtube video on Arofanatics today...

The story line is very simple... but yet at the same time... it tells a story, which is often true that we take our loved ones around us for granted and only regret when its too late.

Even though, its suppposed to be advertisement for some Thai insurance company, but I still find it touching...

Kakis Gathering!

I met up with my bunch of kakis today to go for a walk and for dinner!!!

We met at Chinatown area and browsed through some mineral shops. We had some nice Hongkong deserts at a shop house along Chinatown area.. must say that the Herbal Jelly is really good and soothing!!

Andrew brought me to this shop where I bought something interesting:

Next, I visited their friends shop which specialised in selling beads.. I always thought that beads were boring and passe... but the visit to their friends shop really proved me wrong when I saw the huge variety of stuff they had there!

We had dinner at a Teochew Porridge store at Redhill area.. admist the noisy backdrop of the coffeeshop, there were sudden outbrusts of laughter from our table.. Really.. it was really hilarious sitting down talking to them.... so much that we headed down to Coffee Bean and chatted to the wee hours of the morning!!!! Tired... but fun.. thanks guys!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Update on my parrot fish tank...

Took some pics of my parrot fish tank today..

its been some time since I last took pictures... had been quite occupied with work especially after graduation... these fishes have really grown a lot!

Guess one of the most basic joys of pet keeping is to watch your pets grow....

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Dealing with pests....

I had a really pest infested day today!!!!!

Was out having lunch at a nearby coffeeshop near my workplace and while I stood waiting upon ordering my mee hoon kuay, I saw flies dancing around the bowls that were placed on the store front! Some flies even landed into the open container of ikan bilis... how gross.. imagining having some added 'black beans' with your ikan bilis... simply turn off of the day!!!! Also, I realised that the side kitchen area of another store faces the entrance of a toilet!!!! argh... i wont be eating from these stores for some time!!

Going back home, I discovered that the Town Council was fumigating the rubbish chutes!!! Columns and columns of smoke rose... It was as though there was a forest fire nearby... and when I was going to school in the evening... there was a huge army of cockroaches... struggling.. some dead... some half alive.. some still crawling all over the floor... it was really a disgusting sight. I really cant understand why the Town Council does not arrange for a clean up session immediately after each fumigation.

All the dead roaches lying around only could bring about secondary hygiene problems.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Mid Week Wednesday..

It alarming how time flies when you are busy...

Weeks seem to past at such fast rates that before I can actually take a breather from a completed assignment, another one starts coming in!

I can already feel the year end festive mood coming in though... so I hope that will motivate me further to complete my work, especially my homework on time!

Anyway, just to share this light hearted cartoon with my readers here. Here's what you get when you cant pronounce your words well enough:

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Albino Clown Loaches

Bought 3 little albino clown loaches today for my semi planted tank.

It's the first time I saw albino clown loaches... I find them quite interesting, actually they look almost like normal clown loaches. Their red pupils can only be seen on closer inspection and at certain angles.

a picture from my handphone of the loach. Not very sharp.. but its the best that shows off its red pupils.

Hope they grow big soon!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Monday Blues....

We had Food Bio Engineering Lab today...

Strange thing is that the micro organism that we were growing in the bio reactor took a super long time to grow. At the end of 100 over minutes, there was still little turbidity in the reactor, which indicated a low growth rate of the organisms...

If the micro organisms had Monday blues and were laggy in growth, what more could a Monday mean to us humans?

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Turn offs.....

Turn off of the day #1:

Setting - At a factory selling cakes
Scenario: Tour buses parks outside factory, auntie rushes into the shop and tells the owner that she has 3 buses coming and she is the leader of the tour. Before owner can say anything, she goes on to list what cakes she wants... blah blah...

I was like hello auntie... can you wake up your idea.. a box of cakes costs only $3.50.. but I think your integrity and character is worth far lesser...

Turn off of the day #2:
Setting- At a retail outlet
Scenario: Unfamilliar number flashes on my handphone when it rings.. I picked the call up and was greeted by some unfamilliar voice! Caller claimed to be looking for dynamic, people with vision to start some online business... and the best thing, he was recommended by a classmate of mine from basic diploma!

Hello, my number is a private thing!! Can you not go around spreading it.. its not 1900-call-ivan! Next time, must charge them rates like $1.00 / min block!!!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Visit to butcher...

Remember the nursery rhyme that goes like this:

To market, to market, to buy a fat pig,
Home again, home again, dancing a jig;
To market, to market, to buy a fat hog;
Home again, home again, jiggety-jog;
To market, to market, to buy a plum bun,
Home again, home again, market is done.
Well, I was at a butcher's today... they are basically the people that slaughter and butcher pigs into parts to supply to markets and other industries...

Look at these pigs... even taller then I am!!!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Joined Nuffnang!

I just listed my blog on Nuffnang.com today!!! Which explains the sudden tremedous jump in messages on my tag board!

It's amazing how many hits i get from the blogger community coming to my humble site!!!

To all the Nuffnang.com commununity bloggers, a warm welcome to my blog.. I do hope that you will feel comfy in this little blog of mine... I'm no popular blogger... but i do hope that my entries will keep you entertained!

and of course, I do hope that i will get to host some Nuffnang.com banners soon on my site!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Meeting my doctor..

I met the first doctor i ever seen in my life today!!!!

Actually, i cant really remember him.... he's actually the gynaecologist that helped to deliver me!!!

He actually remembers me... oh well.. not really me... but maybe my mum... it's nearly a quarter a century!!!!

ISO 9000 lesson today in school today was really such a chore.. I really had a hard time trying to keep myself awake during the lesson.. so much with all the clauses 6 - 7 in the ISO 9000 standards...

It's only the 3rd week of school... many more weeks to go!!! Must hang on in there...

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Origins of Logo...

I got this cute little forwarded email in my mailbox today... interesting eh...

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

I see strange people...

Just like in the 1999 film The Sixth Sense...

I have been seeing weird and strange people recently..

Don't ask me why... But earlier today at work.. this Thai Chinese (as he told me) approached me outside my work place.. and started to talk to me.. about how poor thing he is.. whether it is true.. i wont know.. but he certainly spoke with a lot of hand gestures... of which i was taking strong precaution against.. I was reading some articles that there were some swindler out there, that are able to hypnotise one with a lot of hand gestures...

At lunch, I saw this weird old lady with sat at the coffee shop... she was drinking water out from her own bottles (2 of it) and was looking pretty fidgety...

Today's lab session was horrible!!! Sample preparation took so long.. and the worse thing was that setting for the gas chromatography was kinda wrong and we had to reinject the samples of blended vegetables to check for pesticide!!! argh!!! utter waste of time!

Monday, October 08, 2007

3 hours for 4 questions...

3 hours spent on going through 4 tutorial questions..

Can you believe how effective lessons are... now thats what ISO certification is for...

Not forgetting the power of TSA...

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Work Work Work....

Yes.. I'm working even on Sundays!!!!!

Friday, October 05, 2007

It takes all sort of people...

... to make the world round!!

Was at the workshop on Introduction to New Product Development & Sensory Evaluation organized by the Singapore Institute of Food Science and Technology (SIFST) which was held at the Pines today!!

During the first tea we had, I and my click of friends placed our cups of hot beverages at this cosy little corner in the ballroom and headed to grab a bite. When we returned back , there was already this bunch of people that occupied our place and did not even acknowledge our presence when we went back!!! What b**ches! To think that they are from some famous company in Singapore, really places the company reputation in a bad position!!
See these people occupying our corner:

After lunch, we wanted to find somewhere to sit down and chill out and relax before the next session of the seminar began and we headed to Windows Deli to grab a bite... but we were turned down immediately because we were not members. Hello? It's not to say that it is very crowded during that time and moreover, we were supposed to be paid guests at the venue!!! I really wonder what kinda service The Pines offer!

From their website:

Step through our doors and be whisked into a world where the service is unlike any other. A club that embodies prestige, status and class, we believe in providing the very best for our members.

No wonder they put that on their site... no member.. no service.... CRAP!!!!
Smile Singapore.....

Thursday, October 04, 2007

1 Dollar Wannabes!

These rupiah coins from Indonesia have been circulating around in Singapore..
Just got this email from my Primary school teacher..
I seriously wonder why these people mint the coins which is equivalent to about 16 Singapore cents.. the cost of the metal required to mint the coins would definitely cost more the real value of the coins!

In a daze...

Woke up this morning and realized that I had been asleep since last evening...

Guess I have been really been tired out by school and work recently.

Today was another day busy shuttling from place...

Was told that some people not happy with me for improving their work too...
dunno why.. but it never occured to me that i was working behind their backs...

Joreen introduced me this new fish soup store that had opened in SP FC 1...
she says its very nice and fresh...
but.. i find it laden with MSG leh....

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Dry joke...

Lecturer: "Wah.. you all so thirsty argh.... buy so much drinks to drink during my lecturer..."

Me: "Not our fault... your lecture very dry mar..."

Corny right?

But I can't help it... its really really dry and boring.. especially after a hard and long day or work...

Monday, October 01, 2007

Happy childrens' day!

Happy Childrens' Day to all, especially those still a child at heart like me!!!!