Sunday, November 28, 2010

Glad to be back safely...

I am so glad to be back home safely after driving home in the rain...

As torrential rains poured down from the heavens, visibility levels dropped, and there was a bad jam on the expressway... so I had to take the old route back home.

Bad choice, flooding had already started to occur, and splashes of water was splashed up by cars in the opposite direction, resulting in even worse visibility!

Worse of all, drivers in poor visibility that switch on their hazard lights, which is even more confusing to other road users..

Whatever it is, I am just glad to be back safe and sound!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Xiao Long Bao @ Paradise Dynasty...

I had really been intrigued by their ads depiciting the rainbow colured xiao long bao for a long time!

Finally had a chance to try!

But tried only one variant: the crab roe xiao long bao... which was a little disappointing.. cos of its unpleasant fishy notes..

Other then that... the decor and ambience of the place was great...

So was my beef brisket la mian!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Of flags and wear

The Singapore Water Polo boys are certainly making waves with their Singapore flag inspired trunks..
Refer to this picture from ST:Disrespectful to wear the flag as trunks?

Anyway... the incident reminded me of popular actress Zhao Wei when she wore the infamous Japanese military flag dress in 2004:


On a separate note, here are other interesting forms of flag inspired undergarments:

So are we a little too conservative with our flag?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

$300k - it was an honest mistake?

A new way to count bus fares?

Our local public transport bus companies have overcharged commuters by $300K since 3 July 2010. For those who have travelled on these buses routes.

The LTA and the public transport operators have completed system-wide checks on distances between bus stop pairs. Some discrepancies were discovered and they will all be corrected by 26 November 2010.

If you had travelled along the affected bus stops between 3 July and 25 November 2010, you may be affected by the distance discrepancies.

Check out if you were overcharged

Friday, November 19, 2010

Problem with Maybank Banking Token

Had not accessed my Maybank Internet banking account for some time and was pretty surprised that I could not gain access to it even after I had keyed in the password from my security token.

It did not help that the security token was locked after I keyed in the password from the security token wrongly after 3 trials.

Called up Maybank and they told me that due to inactivity of account, the security token might lose its synchronization with the bank's system resulting in wrong password being displayed....

So does it make better sense to opt for SMS-based security password instead of the security token?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Money.. money.. money..

“I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay
Ain't it sad
And still there never seems to be a single penny left for me
That's too bad
In my dreams I have a plan
If I got me a wealthy man
I wouldn't have to work at all, I'd fool around and have a ball .”

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God, I hope it rains.

The clouds have been
hanging around
for a time;
I've been walking these streets
for ages:
God, I hope it rains.

These city streets
will be flushed
and cleansed -
the grime
will be washed
and will be trod back
on bootheels.
God, I hope it rains.

My eyes are weary
but my feet have
quit complaining,
and my head is full of tears
my eyes won't loose.
God, I hope it rains
on this dry and horrid noose.

I'm willing it to rain,
because these clouds
look far too servile
to drop their loads,
and my mind needs
relief from this heat.

Don't be so proud:
give in
to the weight
pulling you down:
that way,
I could give this sadness eyes
and feed it
what it wants.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Kelong Experience

Awaiting to post up pics from today's Kelong visit... stay tuned!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Google Doodle

Done any Googling today? If so, you might notice Google’s got a new doodle up on its home page.

Despite the look, the Google doodle doesn’t have anything to do with International Talk Like a Pirate Day. That glorious "holiday" is celebrated in September.

The pirate-themed doodle is all about the commemoration of Robert Louis Stevenson’s birthday. If the Scottish author known for "Treasure Island," "Kidnapped" and other classics were still alive today, he’d be 160 years old.

Friday, November 12, 2010

I need a break...

I seriously need a break from work....

Monday, November 08, 2010

Today on Google....

... marks the 115th anniversary of discovery of X-ray.

Google doodle has turned into x-ray sheet while displaying bones in it only to commemorate this achievement.

Saturday, November 06, 2010


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Friday, November 05, 2010

Is spring in the air?

Or has the Japanese Bamboo gotten just a tad bit confused?

They don't bloom throughout the year, its only near the festive Lunar New Year period do they send out their bursts of flowers..
Signs of global warming?

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

A pleasant surprise from Starbucks

Wow... I'm looking forward for my free drink!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Polyethylene in face wash?

Doesn't sound too good, right?
But that's the truth when I went through the list of ingredients on this face scrub! And polyethylene is the second major ingredient after water...

So does that make your face as smooth as plastic?

Monday, November 01, 2010

I shall be motivated enough..

... to update my blogs on a regular basis...

but the effect of work is slowly taking its toll!