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31 March 2006

Jay-Prank Series (Part 5) - NTU Library 2

We have a bonus Triple-Bill today since it's the grand finale of this series. Enjoy.



And speaking of NTU and Tina, let me do a brief introduction about her. Believe it or not, I've known her since primary school where we shared the same school bus. She taught me how to play Jee-Goo-Par and from there I learned that underneath the pinafore, there is a pair of PE shorts (I was scarred for life).

Anyway, it must have been fate that she ended up, not only in my tutorial class but also my tutorial sub-group and her hostel was in the adjacent block to mine. We hanged out together quite a lot which explained her presence behind me in the computer lab during Jay-Prank Series (Part 4). Oh and did I mention that we had identical timetables?


Sub-Plot 1 - The Oil On The Glass

Ok. Back to the story already. The location of today's episode is set at NTU Library 2 where the Accountancy and Business faculties are. Now, if I may bring your attention to the photo above (click here to enlarge). There is a corridor that runs along the length of the library where the windows are. If you look carefully, you should be able to see the corridors railing on the outside through the windows.

Anyway, so there we were walking along that very corridor heading towards our next tutorial class. The time of this story was a few weeks before the examinations and so the library was packed to the brim where I would say what? 80% filled?

Well, as you can see, the library is kinda long-ish, resulting in an equally long corridor for us to walk. Tina had this habit of walking and looking into the library through windows.

It just so happened that it was a sunny day and with a darker interior, it was difficult to see into the library. As a result, Tina walked closer to the window then usual and squinting very hard.

It was then that I realised that oblivious to everything else, she was totally engrossed. A stroke of mischievous inspiration hit me and the next thing both of us knew, I pushed her head into the glass.

BONK!!!!
I could have sworn that there was like a 5-second paused before the entire library shook to the roars of laughter. By the time, everybody in the library turned to look, I was nowhere to be seen as I was already squatting below the windows laughing so hard that tears flows down my cheeks. I'd bet everybody was baffled when they see what appeared to be a lone girl standing there (sans moi) rubbing her forehead furiously.

At the end of it all, she had a bump on her forehead, I had a bruised arm where she punched,slapped and pinched repeatedly and yes, there was a patch of oil on the window glass for the cleaners to figure it out the next day.


Sub-Plot 2 - The Paper On The Glass

It seemed that a lot of people in NTU has this habit of walking and looking into the library while walking along that very corridor.

This time round, Tina and I were on the inside of the library, studying and preparing for our examinations.

It was a double-standard in the sense that while people liked to look at other people in the library when they were walking outside, the very same people would loathe it when, they are studying inside, being looked at.

After our success with the "sign caper" at the computer lab, we decided to pull another one then.

With a sheet of paper and a marker, we made a sign...

* You should know the drill with the black box by now. If not, read Jay-Prank Series (Part 4) first.
> "YOUR MOTHER DIDN'T SEND YOU TO UNIVERSITY TO READ THIS SIGN." <

... and pasted it onto the window next to us.

Here's the funny thing. With the sign, even more passer-bys would read it.

We got flipped the middle finger a lot that afternoon.


Sub-Plot 3 - The Oil On The Paper.

Actually, this last one isn't a prank but a funny incident that happened in the library during that same period.

Again, we were studying for the examinations in the library and we just returned from lunch. It was a hot day and the air-con in the library was certainly very appealing, especially so after returning from the hot and stuffy Canteen A.

The thing about air-con inside, balmy weather outside and after lunch is that you would get very very sleepy. I'd bet I barely survived 5 minutes with my books before surrendering to the Z-Monster.

When I woke out, I realised that I fell asleep with my face buried in my textbook. The gang just left me there like that! Some friends indeed! Hmmpfft!

As I got my blurry eyes back into focus, I realised that I made an oily patch on the page of the textbook where I dozed off. The real shocker was that the words on the page where the oily spot was disappeared! The ink was dissolved by the facial oil!!

As I lifted the offending page up into the light, the spot-in-question was illuminated as the oil made the paper transluscent.

EEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.................

p.s. A special thanks to OLLie for making the trip to Library 2 to snap the first photo. The second one, I kapok from NTU Media Resource one.

p.p.s. Happy April Fool's Day. Have fun!


- Voxeros

1. kIm left...
Wednesday, 29 March 2006 10:01 pm
Shifu, you know what does this signify? You are so evil that the oil on your face is so acidic that it can dissolve ink!
But then again, if you aren't evil, you won't be shifu anymore. Ay, take some, give some. Hahaha..


2. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 30 March 2006 12:25 am ::
kIm: Oil is a kind of solvent what! That's where you get oil-based and water-based ink mah...
Besides, exams period mah... so more stressful = more oily lor.
Your exams coming. Your face will also oily one lah. Hah! Laugh at me some more!!


3. kIm left...
Thursday, 30 March 2006 11:21 am
CHOY!
Face oily = More pimples.
I don't want more pimples. My face very guai de, will listen to me and not produce too much oil. :D


4. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 30 March 2006 12:47 pm :: 
kIm: We shall see, Pimple Face!
BTW, good luck with your exams! Don't let me catch you online when you should be studying ah!!


5. akk left...
Monday, 3 April 2006 1:37 pm
haiyo! being your fren very dangerous, bang until got bump!


6. JayWalk left...
Monday, 3 April 2006 3:33 pm :: 
Akk: ~LOL, we are like that one lah... She ever came to my hostel room one can start playing squash with my tennis gear. I had to duck under my study desk to take cover!

30 March 2006

Jay-Prank Series (Part 4) - NTU Computer Lab

Time to fast forward a couple of years to my NTU days where this next prank took place. It was my freshman year and we were all given a computer account for access into the NTU VAX system. Internet wasn't exactly quite established yet and the intranet was as far as we could go. Slowly, I began to build my mailing list of readers subscribing to my regular writing of nonsense. Thus began my first foray of what later evolved to be the blog you are reading now.

Other than the tennis courts, the computer lab is like my second home, in between lecture breaks, where it was too short to go back to the hostel to sleep and yet too long to just sit around in the canteen stoning. Besides, the computer lab was air-conditioned. An environment vital to the sustaining of life in Singapore. Ok ok..... not that drama lah but free air-con mah!

Unfortunately, everybody seemed to think along the same line as I, which meant a crowded computer lab every time I was there, to the extent where I sometimes, had to go to the Engineering Faculties' computer labs (they have bigger labs) to secure a free terminal.

So anyway, there was this one particular day where I was lucky to get a free terminal and proceeded to pop in my diskette (Yah lah, old lah, not USB key lah. Happy? Grrr...) and carried on churning out my next "Jay-Mailing-List" issue. I can't really recall what I was writing but I'd bet it was pretty funny as I remembered I was typing happily peppered with chuckles along the way.

I supposed the stifled laughter caught the attention of my kaypoh neighbour who started to peep at my screen. Before you know it, she was reading over my shoulder and joining in with the giggling. How rude!

That's when I decided to hantam her one time jialat jialat.

After saving my work, I created a new document in Microsoft Word 2.0 (anyone remembers this?)

I press the CAPS LOCK key.

I set the font size to 36.


Then I set the font colour to white which essentially became the same colour as the background.

Intrigued by my unusual settings, she was lagi curious and it was there and then I knew I had her hook, line and sinker.

I proceeded to type but nothing come out on the screen since the words were of the same colour as the background. All that could be seen was the cursor moving from left to right to next line in quick succession.

Once I finished typing, I deliberately paused for effect there just to build up even more suspense. She was so captivated that she didn't even noticed that I had stop typing, and had turned around to face her, looking straight at her (which by the way, she was quite chio but I digress).

Then......






I press.....






Ctrl-A.....





A black solid highlighted block appeared but still no text.






Then.....






I switch the font back to black.....






And......





* Press Ctrl-A to reveal what I wrote in the black box.
 >

YOUR MOTHER NEVER TEACH

YOU THAT IT'S RUDE TO BE

READING OVER PEOPLE'S

SHOULDER, IS IT????
<

I must have whacked her SOLID SOLID between the eyes as she sat there stoned with her face slowly simmering to a healthy pink then charcoal black.

She left in a huff right after that as I proceeded to High-Five my classmate, Tina, who was at the terminal right behind me, having witnessed the entire episode.

That peeping girl? She left in such a big hurry that she forgot to log off her NTU VAX account. Let's just say that Tina and I took over her account and started chatting up guys with raunchy messages the rest of the afternoon.

That, Ladies and Gentlemen, would be another story, another time.

Image Credit: http://www.ntu.edu.sg; http://www.guidebookgallery.org
- Voxeros

1. winter left...
Wednesday, 29 March 2006 1:56 pm
wah lao
i want to know what type of raunchy smses sia


2. aloe left...
Wednesday, 29 March 2006 2:07 pm
U ish naughty..... LOL!!


3. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 29 March 2006 3:31 pm :: 
winter: That ALL you think about right??!! Geez...

Anna: Thank you.... thank you very much. *takes a bow*


4. winter left...
Wednesday, 29 March 2006 10:47 pm
of coz lah
tat would be funny
esp coming from U!!!!!!!!!!!!!


5. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 30 March 2006 12:28 am :: 
winter: Oh my.... raunchy messages make you laugh?? Piangz!
Why? You want me to *cough* message *cough cough* you har?


6. hitomi left...
Thursday, 30 March 2006 7:03 pm
Piang... another chio-but-not-your-type huh?


7. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 30 March 2006 9:16 pm ::
hitomi: I have you know that I am EXTREMELY selective with my women ok!!
You think any Veron, Mich or Mary will auto-qualify har? Think again!


8. winter left...
Thursday, 30 March 2006 11:03 pm
dun want lah
i got enough *coughs* messages already
wahahaha


9. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 30 March 2006 11:11 pm ::
winter: You have enough? Dun bruff lah...


10. Zhe Bin left...
Friday, 31 March 2006 12:33 am
AHHHHHHHH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Eh eh eh but I tell you ah since you said that she's chio hor.. If I were you and if that Tina friend wasn't around hor, I might have typed something more cheeky.. Heh heh heh.


11. winter left...
Friday, 31 March 2006 1:04 am
haha
i forgot to add
USED TO GET
hahaha


12. JayWalk left...
Friday, 31 March 2006 1:18 am :: 
Zhe Bin: Between Tina and I, she lagi more pervert than me. I tell you hor, she chat with the guys damn hiong one. I read already also I blush.
The girl damn cham. Account kena hijacked by us. 

winter: Riiiiiiiiiight.......

29 March 2006

Jay-Prank Series (Part 3) - Ah Lim's Toyota Carina

And speaking of Ah Lim's Toyota Carina, this trusty old rust bucket has served us very well, taking us out of the camp for dinners during our nights off as well as quick trip to the neighbouring Teck Whye for supper.

By default, Ah Lim was a popular guy in camp. I wonder why?

Anyway, there was this one particular evening when Ah Lim and a few of our buddies were rostered for guard duty that night. As I was one of the few guys in camp that Ah Lim trust with his car key, I asked for it that night since Ah Lim won't be using the car. In return, I have to buy back supper for our guys on duty that night.

So at book-out time, the four of us - Lex, AngMoh*, Liang and myself, drove the car out to Bukit Timah Shopping Centre for dinner and a movie.

Ah Lim was assigned to sentry duty's first shift at the camp's main gate. Recognising his own car and us in it, he waved us through without checking. After all, we is kar kee lang.

Everything went on pretty normally as we drove to Teck Whye zhi char stall to buy supper after we finished the movie.

AngMoh was holding the list of the guys' supper orders and as he took out the sheet of paper, he continued to fumble through his pockets?

Lex: Eh AngMoh, what the f*ck you doing?

AngMoh: Eh f*ck, I think I forgot to bring my camp pass out with me.

JayWalk: Hong kan liao. Nah beh chao AngMoh! Everytime must throw one spanner then you song issit!??

AngMoh: Ch**Bye lah... not purposely one lah! Eh like that how to go back camp? Now is third shift liao. Dunno who is guarding the gate now. Sekali is from other company one then I siao liao. How ah?

After much deliberation, we decided that the best solution is to hide AngMoh in the car's boot when we return to camp. By the way, did I mention that AngMoh was quite the big-sized bloke? We stuffed him in the boot with the packets of supper.

It was just a short drive from Teck Whye back to camp but I deliberately make it M-U-C-H   L-O-N-G-E-R by driving in first and second gear only. To make matters worse, I deliberately drove very jerkily like a beginner driver would do on a manual-transmission car. I could have sworn I hear mutters of profanities coming from the back of the car.

After a while, I had another idea.... I slammed the brakes! There was a loud thud and screams of

"KNNBCCB!!! DON"T PLAY LAH!!!"

For some strange reasons, I find Hokkien profanities coming from AngMoh particularly tickling.

Anyway, for what was thought to be a drive lasting an eternity, we finally reached our camp gate and it just so happened that the third shift sentry was also manned by our guys.

We did the formality of showing our camp passes and then took out the order sheet to figure out what they (the sentry guys at the gate) ordered for supper.

"ONE KWAY PNG!! ONE HONG KONG MEE!!!!"

I screamed as I popped the boot opened.

Out came AngMoh who handed the supper to the two jaw-dropped bewildered sentry guards before climbing back into the boot.

We drove around the camp making our deliveries and the look on all their (our guard duty guys) faces each time we popped the boot was priceless!

* AngMoh is half Ch1nese and half Norwegian but decided to stay in Singapore and serve NS for his citizenship. Great guy. Damn jee siao kia also. His Hokkien/Singlish also damn tok kong. Hur hur hur....

Image Credit: http://www.d.umn.edu
- Voxeros

1. aloe left...
Tuesday, 28 March 2006 11:48 am
I like your this prank better than the jalan kayu mama shop one.... FUNNIER!!! hahahahahahah!!!!


2. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 28 March 2006 12:32 pm :: 
Anna: You need to understand that it is the prank that chooses the prankster and not the other way round.
The prankster has to wait for the time, place and circumstance to align itself before the opportunity presents itself as a green light for execution.


3. winter left...
Wednesday, 29 March 2006 12:21 am
u damn funny
wah lao
bully people siah
EVURLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL


4. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 29 March 2006 10:44 am :: 
winter: Hur hur hur.... this is EVURL? Wait till you read tomorrow's episode! And then the grand finalé on Friday!
Akan datang!


5. Zhe Bin left...
Wednesday, 29 March 2006 3:54 pm
Hahaha desperate situation calls for desperate measures!!


6. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 29 March 2006 4:58 pm ::
Zhe Bin: Let's the old ch1nese idiom goes, the kan cheong dog jumps over the wall.
Here something for you before you enter NS. As tough as the training maybe and as bad your army life may suck, there will be these little episodes of comedy throughout that would give you something to reminisce fondly.


7. kIm left...
Wednesday, 29 March 2006 9:53 pm
the piece of roasted meat looks kinda delicious.. muahaha..
Ay, at the end of the day, what is the conclusion? U is evil. Tsk. The poor guy so dua jia, you slam on the brakes some more! wah piang!


8. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 30 March 2006 12:22 am :: 
kIm: Well, evil is one thing, I did get him back inside the camp didn't I?

28 March 2006

Jay-Prank Series (Part 2) - Jalan Kayu Mama Shop

Moving down the timeline and I would like to pause at the next stop - My NS Days.

If you have listened to my ill-fated one-episode only Ah Peng Kor series audio blog, the main character in that episode, Ah Teng, was also the main character in this prank.

Now Ah Teng was one kind of a character. During camp hours, we would be in our uniforms. Nothing special about that. Book-out time would be another story as we would all get out of our uniforms and change into civilian clothes, blending in with the public. Ah Teng, on the other hand, has another set of uniform when we book out for the weekends. He would always be wearing yellow polo t-shirt, blue jeans and a pair of white sneakers. Ask anyone and they would tell you that they have never seen Ah Teng in anything else. It was almost Ah Teng only have that 1 yellow polo, 1 jeans and 1 pair of sneakers to his name.

So anyway, there was this fateful day where we were given nights-off and the gang decided to go Jalan Kayu for prata and teh tarik. Those who knew me in real life would have noticed that Jalan Kayu was no where near as my camp was in Gombak.

Ah... but we had Ah Lim and his Toyota Carina to fit 6 guys at the very least.

Ok. Coming back to the story. We were there at Jalan Kayu happily tucking into our pratas when we saw a yellow figure walking past from across the street.

"Oi! Guys! Look there! Ah Teng leh!" exclaimed one of the guys.

We looked up and gave each other a knowing smile. Ah Teng was on his way to THE MAMA SHOP. Not just any mama shop, but THE MAMA SHOP.

Here's the thing for those who are in the know. There is this one particular mama shop there that sells prono mags and video tapes (yah lah... yah lah... I very old lah... it was a time before VCD and DVD lah. Happy now?). Apart from the usual Playb0y and Penth0use, they have those from HK as well.

Ah Lim didn't want to be part of our prank and so he went back to the car to wait for us while the rest of us stealthily followed behind Ah Teng.

True enough, he entered THE MAMA SHOP and we went in shortly after. THE MAMA SHOP, like any other mama shops, sold newspapers, magazines (legal ones), and sweets up front with provision shop stuff like milk powder, washing detergent etc. behind. Now the "happening stuff" were all at the back. The set up however was very spartan. Just a few plaid suitcases, that were quite popular among school kids back in the late 70s, scattered at random on the floor of the back room.

I guess with all the merchandise in suitcases, it makes for easy getaway via the back should there be a raid.

Again, coming back to the story, as we entered the back room quietly, there Ah Teng was squatting in front of one of the suitcases and flipping through the magazines. It was the suitcases with the HK magazines. No surprises there as Ah Teng is Ch1nese-educated and besides, the HK ones were cheaper.

Anyway, while Ah Teng was totally engrossed and oblivious to our presence, I mustered up my lowest voice and landed my hand hard on his shoulder, like how the police nabbed their crooks and said,

"Boy! You are under arrest! Please take out your IC!"

Poor Ah Teng was frightened out of his wits as he was totally shocked and paralysed for half a minute before his trembling hands reached for his wallet to get his ID card.

We only came face to face when he turned around to hand over his ID Card.

Now Ah Teng was quite a "slow-in-the-upstairs" guy and by the time he realised that it was all a prank, we were already out of the shop, sprinting towards Ah Lim's car.

What essentially next was 4 guys sprinting like mad towards a Toyota Carina parked across the street screaming:

"Ah Lim! Start the engine! Start the engine! Let's go! Let's go!"

And of course in the distance behind, a yellow-and-blue guy was giving chase like a raving lunatic.

It was quite a scene for the folks at the prata shop that day.

Ah Teng didn't talk to us for 2 weeks. :P



Bonus Material - A Little Ah Teng Episode

We were in camp hiding in one corner smoking and chatting.

JayWalk: Eh Alvin, I heard you clinched the Cambridge University scholarship. Congrats!

Alvin: Yeah thanks man. I will be flying up to UK right after I ROD.

Ah Teng: Eh. Cambridge not very good university right?

The Rest Of Us: ???

Ah Teng: Cambridge now only 3rd Division* niah.

The Rest Of Us:
*facepalm*

* For the uninitiated non-football people, there is also a team, by the same name, in the English 3rd Division (back then) football league. 3rd division is essentially quite low in the league rankings. Big boys like Liverpool, ManUtd, etc. were in the 1st Division then. Ah Teng got the University and the Football Club confused. Bladdy Goondu.

- Voxeros

1. kim left...
Monday, 27 March 2006 1:26 pm
muahahaha.. you are sure evil lo. I thank my lucky stars I don't know you back then. And you aren't in Singapore often enough to play those pranks on me. Phew.


2. winter left...
Tuesday, 28 March 2006 12:29 am
wah
ah teng reminds me of a friend who tried to show that's she's up-to-date
she told her friend to change his o2 phone because it was not as good as her nokia 7610
i went huh??
then i realised that she didn't know the phone value at all
hahahahaha


3. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 28 March 2006 1:20 am :: 
winter: Just like this Ch1na guy, who claimed to be very well-traveled, trying to teach me how to eat garlic bread.... with strawberry jam!!
Needless to say, that was the last time I saw him.


4. winter left...
Tuesday, 28 March 2006 9:12 am
garlic bread with JAM???????!!!!!!!!
hahaha
tat's so silly


5. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 28 March 2006 10:49 am :: 
winter: Was totally pissed off when he acted as if he was some kind of an authority in the culinary arts of the western world.
For f*ck's sake, how cultured you want? We were in a bladdy steakhouse!


6. akk left...
Wednesday, 29 March 2006 3:11 pm
hhahahaha... in this scenario, I'd probably join him and we'll both browse and help find the good ones, hahaha.


7. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 29 March 2006 3:36 pm :: 
Akk: Er... but... but... the MAMA Shop don't sell TOYS leh.....

27 March 2006

Jay-Prank Series (Part 1) - ACJC Sun Tan Club

Well, April Fool's Day is just round the corner and what better way to pay tribute to this special day with a Jay-Prank Series. This is a recollection of all the funny stuff that was pulled on hapless victim, all in the name of fun. I may have blogged some of them before and so I won't rehash them again here. After all, I have much much more of the good stuff in my bag of tricks.

Still, for those who have come here only recently, Check out:


So without further ado, here's the first of 5 installments of the Jay-Prank Series.

Enjoy.



The year, I remembered clearly, was 1989 when I was in JC2 barely passing my promotional examinations.

1st day of JC2 has got to be my happiest time of my JC life. We were no longer the peons of the school social hierarchy as the seniors have all graduated leaving us to be the new Kings of the Hill.

More importantly, we have fresh chicks!! Muahahahaha......

Oh how fast 365 days has passed when it became our turn to be on the upper echelon looking down at all the newbies in their old school uniforms (I love pinafores!). It was interesting to observe how suddenly the boys and girls were on their best behavior trying their very best to impress each other and especially so with the opposite gender. Oh man.... were we like that 365 days ago? Gee....

So, new school, new  year, new environment, new people and new chapter in life.

Let me bring you on a guided tour to the school canteen located on the opposite side of the main building's cul-de-sac. On the wall was this big and long chalkboard the stretches across the length of the wall. It's an ECA board where the various ECAs posts their notices.

The beginning of the year would always be the busiest part of the year for the various ECAs as everybody would be competing for recruits to join them. What you have essentially on the boards during the first week, would be sheets of paper stuck onto the board informing interested parties of the first meeting as well as a blank column for the interested newbies to write down their names and contact details.

That's when we struck the proverbial jackpot of an idea for a prank. Right at the right end of the notice boards there was still a bit of space of the wall where we set up a new column that says "Sun Tan Club". To decorate it, we pasted cut-outs from those beach magazines featuring the sun, the sand, and hunks and babes in their perfect tans.

Then we pasted 2 sheets of paper for them to "sign up". One said "Guys", the other said "Gals". What we didn't expect was the overwhelming response to our "recruitment drive" with the sheets of paper filling up within an hour. We had to constantly refresh the notice board with new sheets.

Anyway, our recruitment drive lasted only 1 day as we didn't want anybody to realise that there was no such thing as an "ACJC Sun Tan Club".

What we do with the papers? Well, we threw away the "Guys" list and we split the booty (no pun intended) of the "Gals" list evenly and start dialing away!!

- Voxeros

1. kIm left...
Sunday, 26 March 2006 1:10 pm
*wait till my neck grew so long.. then ur prank series was finally published*
Pinafores are so passe. Must be more unique ma. Hahahaha..


2. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 26 March 2006 6:29 pm :: 
kIm: Call it passé all you want but I am a sentimental. I shall stay steadfastly in love with it. This classic will always be right up there in my A-list.


3. KingMeng left...
Monday, 27 March 2006 12:30 am :: http://kingmeng.wordpress.com
I guess you must have ogled at my photo before you sleep every night.


4. JayWalk left...
Monday, 27 March 2006 12:35 am :: 
KingMeng: Your photo!! WAHAHAHAHAA!!!!
No lah.... I married one. :P


5. Jaschocolate left...
Monday, 27 March 2006 7:59 am
KM just made me want to puke..
J dad, why u always so funny ah..


6. JayWalk left...
Monday, 27 March 2006 9:33 am :: 
Jaschocolate: Ok lah... I thot the KM picture was damn funny. Must give people credit for having the courage to put it on ok?
Why? Because the sky is so high, you marry in July and the bird shit in your eye. That's why! :P


7. akk left...
Monday, 27 March 2006 12:40 pm
u might as well have set the club liao, the way things are going. or else make them gather during recess at a particular spot in the middle of nowhere.....


8. JayWalk left...
Monday, 27 March 2006 2:49 pm :: 
Akk: That time neber think so far lah... we just wanted the chicks' phone numbers! ~LOL


9. hitomi left...
Monday, 27 March 2006 6:34 pm
Seriously, these people actually fell for it? :-P


10. JayWalk left...
Monday, 27 March 2006 7:23 pm ::
hitomi: Acherly we did ask the girls (since we threw away the Guys List) if they actually bought it.
Truth to be told. A few knew it was a fake but found it so amusing that they played along anyway and were curious to find out who we (the pranskters) were.


11. Pam left...
Monday, 27 March 2006 8:49 pm
oh yes...good ol' pinafores...heheeeeee


12. winter left...
Monday, 27 March 2006 10:17 pm
long time got no series liao
finaly got one
hehe


13. JayWalk left...
Monday, 27 March 2006 10:25 pm ::
Pam: Sigh... the almighty pinafore. My Achilles' heel.

winter: Hope you like this one!


14. winter left...
Monday, 27 March 2006 10:50 pm
i love this
this will be really funny
hurhurhur


15. aloe left...
Tuesday, 28 March 2006 11:50 am
er.. i hated pinafores... no matter that other people commented that our pinafores look nice but we hated it. However, when there was a chance for us to change our uniforms, we all voted not to, cos.... it was our last year in school liao. ahahahahaha!!!


16. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 28 March 2006 12:45 pm :: 
Anna: You from pinafore school too? yummmmmmmmm.........
Aiyah... you are wearing it hor, sure take it for granted one lah.
Btw, which pinafore school is that har, that you all actually wanted to vote to abolish it? What blasphemy!!


17. aloe left...
Tuesday, 28 March 2006 1:49 pm
nah... dun think they will ever abolish it as it's too much a part of the school's history, tradition and culture liao. It's symbolic of the school le...


18. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 28 March 2006 2:56 pm :: 
Anna: And to think someone actually started a poll to see if the pinafores should be abolished. What nerve!


19. xcake left...
Saturday, 23 September 2006 1:57 pm :: http://xcake.blogspot.com
WAKS..pulling such a prank and dialing the girls' numbers. Quite crazy..yeah. But really funny. Now I feel like such a dork because I never pulled a prank before except for the odd prankcalls I did for my friends (cos some guys kept bugging them). I did a lot of mischief though! bwahhahahaha.


20. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 23 September 2006 2:19 pm ::
xcake: Heh heh... blame it on our raging hormones. Yeah, we were horny bastards.
Anyway, I can't really see you as a dork for after all, you are in USC no?

24 March 2006

Car Rental Decision

Well, I've talked about my mulling over what car to rent during my coming vacation in May. Anyway, the polls has closed and I have made my decision. I decided to Splash The Cash since I wasn't able to find any compelling reason telling me not to.

Besides, I think I would be happier in a bigger car. Safer too since we are driving in an unfamiliar place.

So there I was speaking to the Hertz agent on the phone and received my booking confirmation via email shortly after.

The emails says "Vehicle Type: Mercedes Benz E220..." I was like sian half already... wah raoz.... so boring!!! Where's the Jaguar X-Type?  Gimme a BMW 530, I also song. But the Merc E220? Wah raoz.... if kena white colour I straight away faint liao.

Kio Lim Peh go vacation to be Presidio Taxi driver??!! Nah hiah......

Then as I re-read the email I saw that the sentence didn't finish there. It says at the back "... or similar."

Wah heng ah... still got chance. Wahahahaah.....

And I also realised that Char's rental rate is identical to mine except that I asked for extras like child seat and GPS navigation.

I realised that Hertz quite sneaky with their quotation. They swee swee break down all the items e.g. insurance, rental, service charge, road tax etc in Euros, then when it comes to the "Tax" portion which I am guess is probably the VAT (GST), it quoted as 19.60%.

I guess it was my fault to misread it as 19.60 Euros lor.... so upon realising my mistake, moh twueen twueen extra EUR 75.00 come out from nowhere. Haiz.....

Anyway, here are a few tips on car rental that I would like to share with everyone, especially when renting overseas (USA in particular).

1) Non-Smoking Car - You should always specify that you want a non-smoking car (even if you are a smoker but don't tell them that!). Just like in hotel booking when we request for Non-smoking room. The rationale behind this strategic move is that non-smoking car are relatively fewer in numbers which elevates your chance, in the event where they are unable to give you a car that you've booked, to a free upgrade to the next higher class. You don't lose anything when you make this special request. If your gamble falls through, you get what you asked for in the first place and if you heng heng tio beh pio, then free upgrade liao lor. I wonder what car would I get if I kena free upgrade? Hmm... *daydreams*

2) Second Driver Cover - Some rental companies have this item. This is by far the biggest rip-off that the rental company can con you. When you rent a car, you are the only designated driver. If during the period of rental, someone else will be driving the car, you need to get this cover. But think about it, wouldn't you agree with me when I say that you are paying extra money for nothing? It doesn't cost the rental company more money if someone else is driving the car right?

Still, this is LPPL. You bor bian have to pay for this cover if indeed someone else gets the steering wheel as well. Why? Coz if you don't cover the second driver and he/she gets into an accident, they will stick you with the full bill saying that the accident/theft damage covers only the designated driver and not the other person.

So essentially, this is an insurance against the insurance, should there be more than 1 driver.

3) Rental Company Petrol Prices - Car rental companies usually gives you the car with a full tank of petrol and you are expected to return the car with a full tank as well. In the event that you don't, they will "help you buy a tank of petrol from them" from them at the time of returning the car. Problem is that their "petrol prices" may be significantly higher than those at the petrol stations outside i.e. they will be trying to rip you off again.

However, when I was in the US, there were some places where the "rental company petrol prices" are lower than outside. So it pays for you to do a bit of homework here. Ask about their "petrol prices" before you drive the car out of them carpark so that you know whether to return the car with a full tank or not.

- Voxeros

1. winter left...
Thursday, 23 March 2006 9:09 pm
so confirm splash the car right even when there's an increase?


2. kIm left...
Thursday, 23 March 2006 9:33 pm
I think the merc looks abit ugly leh. Get black can? the blue abit old. Hahaha..
You are right. Should splash!! Hahahaha..


3. JayWalk left...
Friday, 24 March 2006 12:22 am ::
Winter: As long as within my affordability, I should be fine as long as I don't blow my overall budget lor.

kIm: I won't know what car I would be getting until the very day when I show up at Marseilles. So in a way, it is a kind of a lottery except that you roughly know what range of car you are getting.


4. Pam left...
Friday, 24 March 2006 12:55 am
sms me when you get to france! :) and mms me a photo ok?! :)


5. JayWalk left...
Friday, 24 March 2006 1:19 am :: 
Pam: Okie. Will do!


6. winter left...
Friday, 24 March 2006 10:28 am
take photos
then post on blog
hehe


7. JayWalk left...
Friday, 24 March 2006 10:50 am ::
winter: Oh I will! But 2 months to go leh.... *impatient*

23 March 2006

Of Super Glue And A Short Leash

I was just chatting with Cute Dot when the topic of a possesive partner sprung up.

Below is an extract:

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Session Start (jay.walk:Cute Dot): Wed Mar 15 23:32:41 2006

Background: Cute Dot was telling me about her funny friend MIW

[23:35] jay.walk: oh yes. i want to meet MIW!

[23:36] Cute Dot: hahaha

[23:36] jay.walk: no harm knowing mah...

[23:36] Cute Dot: MIW cannot meet u

[23:36] jay.walk: haiz.....

[23:36] Cute Dot: erm
[23:36] Cute Dot: her bf is v erm
[23:36] Cute Dot: easily jealous type

[23:36] jay.walk: jealous of what? i married with kids leh!!!

[23:36] Cute Dot: she talks to other guys, he will quarrel w her

[23:37] jay.walk: really har?

[23:37] Cute Dot: aiya

[23:37] jay.walk: psycho bf.

[23:37] Cute Dot: he's that irritating la

[23:38] jay.walk: can i blog about this? interesting topic for discussion

[23:38] Cute Dot: like?

[23:38] jay.walk: like "over-controlling bf/gf. will there be happiness?"

[23:38] Cute Dot: haha

[23:39] jay.walk: i kena super glue gf before. i was miserable.

[23:42] Cute Dot: she will juz find it rather true
[23:42] Cute Dot: n mabbe give her smthing to think abt

[23:42] jay.walk: okie.
Session Close (Cute Dot): Fri Mar 17 08:36:42 2006
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Personally, I have been through miserable times with SuperGlues and was just wondering about 2 things.

One is that I wonder if anyone has any similar experience? If you recall, I had a nightmare of the "Nursing Kind" and that was merely the tip of the iceberg. I can tell you that I have been through a lot more times (I wasn't a very bright kid back then) before I finally learnt my lesson.

The second would be that while I may grimace at the thought of being on a leash (and a short one, if I may add). I am sure that there are just as many people out there who would disagree with me.

What do you think?

- Voxeros

1. Jaschocolate left...
Wednesday, 22 March 2006 10:19 pm
I never kenna cos u know lah...
Anyway, i think i am the type who depend on my mood one.. most of the times cannot disturb me.. i need him, then can be possessive.. :p


2. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 22 March 2006 11:20 pm :: 
Jaschocolate: I think you will probably be one of those possessive ones, regardless of mood.


3. kIm left...
Thursday, 23 March 2006 12:50 am
i think to have a possessive gf/bf is damn cham la. Machiam no social life like that. I wouldn't wanna give up my social life for a guy. But that's just wad I say now, since I don't have one and am so used to my freedom.


4. aloe left...
Thursday, 23 March 2006 8:54 am
same as klm.... (=P kidding!!) hahaha! I'm too used to independence liao and if one gets too sticky, I will run away first. :P


5. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 23 March 2006 9:22 am :: 
kim & Anna: Sekali you two are the possessive ones! Like that, then how?


6. Jaschocolate left...
Thursday, 23 March 2006 10:37 am
Where got? Just don't like ppl to demand too much from me.. i have limited love for anyone.. i love myself da most..


7. kIm left...
Thursday, 23 March 2006 11:11 am
AH CHOY!
I don't want to be the possessive one.. I would rather someone else be possessive of me. Actually it's quite sweet to a limited extent. But too possessive hor, abit terrifying lo. Hahah..

Jaschocolate: I wish I can say that of myself. Hais.


8. akk left...
Thursday, 23 March 2006 11:23 am
hmmm...depends on what is the degree of possessiveness. there will and should at least be a a little possessiveness in a relationship, otherwise, it'll be a free-for-all, no?
I give hubby free-rein, as long as don't tell me about it....hahaha...on my part, i don't tell him either. not so good, but it's the fairest I can think of. if he tell me, i'll start doing all sorts of stupid comparisons becos for some idiotic reasons, his gal frens all damn chio one....*deflate*
I'm not possessive, just dun wan to let my self-esteem get the best of me by being superficial.


9. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 23 March 2006 12:10 pm ::
Jaschocolate: I applaud you for not imposing double-standards here. If you can't give a lot, then don't expect to demand a lot either.

kIm: Bless You! You are like a Ribena advertisement. Yes, but not too much. ~LOL

akk: I think you have more to hide than your hubby!


10. Jaschocolate left...
Thursday, 23 March 2006 12:21 pm
Haha.. ollie, u are so sweet.. Ribena, i like..

J dad, i can said it now probably cos i never loved before.. Who knows who happened when i do? But then there's this saying that "to love is to let go", no? See lah.. future so bleak..


11. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 23 March 2006 12:29 pm :: 
Jaschocolate: Well then, keep us posted ok? Will be stalking your blog for it. hahaha....


12. Jaschocolate left...
Thursday, 23 March 2006 1:04 pm
Pls stalk for at least 10 yrs, ok? cos no news within these few years one..haha


13. winter left...
Thursday, 23 March 2006 1:24 pm
it's hard to say.
i used to think that i am not possessive but when u r in it, u might be possessive for the wrong reasons.
but now, i think it's easier to force oneself to do what i want people to do to me. cos sometimes being possessive makes guys can't breath & get sick of being controlled especially when there are still mcps around.. haha
if i dun like being controlled over my current lifestyle, i shouldn't do the same to my partner too.
it's easier said then done :P


14. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 23 March 2006 1:31 pm :: 
Jaschocolate: Need to wait 10 years?? 不会吧?

winter: Have you ever been the possessive gf before?

What about the rest of the people reading this?


15. hitomi left...
Thursday, 23 March 2006 2:05 pm
I think hor, the 3 cha-bors who say they won't be possessive will turn out to be possessive leh... Easier said than done. ;-)


16. aloe left...
Thursday, 23 March 2006 2:37 pm
After reading all these, possessive, yes, to a certain extent. But definitely not to call the other party every hour or every few hours to check his/her whereabouts. Probably just an sms to show that u miss the other party would do.
But i really dun like frequent sms or calling. I will ignore de... :P maybe cos I haven't meet the ONE yet bah. Dun know. I see what happens if and when it happens to me bah. :)


17. winter left...
Thursday, 23 March 2006 3:29 pm
more or less
a little possessive. last time still immature mah. i can only lessen the pain for my partner.. hahaha


18. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 23 March 2006 3:43 pm :: 
hitomi: Then what about yourself?

Anna: Girl ah. Calling every hour is not possessive ok? It's psycho liao.

winter: Well, then I supposed the next guy can count himself lucky liao. :)


19. winter left...
Thursday, 23 March 2006 4:00 pm
i hope i hope


20. kIm left...
Thursday, 23 March 2006 4:45 pm
Why ribena? I don't understand the ribena part.
Actually I think possessiveness is a sign of insecurity. Either that or one don't trust the other. Ay, must have self-confidence ma. I love confident men.. They are sexy. Muahaha..


21. Pam left...
Thursday, 23 March 2006 5:19 pm
i think the level of gluey-ness depends on the individual's perception. some think calling everyday's gluey, others think calling every hour is gluey but need to at least call once per day. it's quite dependent on the person, to be honest! others need their partner to reply SMS back asap, others don't mind waiting a few hours, days whatever.

some call it insecurity when you are glue-y. others who aren't glue-y may be labeled 'confident' (which is a good thing i suppose), or 'arrogant' (which isn't such a good thing). so.. i haven't really helped i think in sharing what i think, but hey, you asked for it! :):)
i think, it also depends on the amount of trust you have in that person, and the level of communication the pair of you are used to from the start. for eg, if you promise to call, and then don't call, then i think your partner's got the right to panic, be possessive, start calling you to find out if you are ok etc. if you always call at a certain time, and then actually do call at that time, then it's fine - it instills trust.

i'm rambling now. sorry!!


22. jaschocolate left...
Thursday, 23 March 2006 7:42 pm
dad: I think so leh.. one funny thing is that i will also be affected by other ppl's r/s.. Like my colleague, the husband kept calling during lunch and after work.. i got very irritated.. i mean, if i am already rushing my lunch liao and u are calling me for mere things hor..then i want to kill ppl.. But my colleague don't mind.. :p


23. hitomi left...
Thursday, 23 March 2006 7:57 pm
u ask my bf lor...
i agree wif Pam, it depends on the level of communication between both parties. So long as the partner or the other party dun complain can liao. Who cares what the rest say?


24. JayWalk left...
Friday, 24 March 2006 12:04 am ::
winter: I'll keep my finger's crossed for you.

kIm: I was refering to the Ribena TV commercial back in the early days where this little girl ask for some Ribena from a little boy. The famous line by the boy was "Yes, but not to much."

The way I see it, possessiveness only stems from one thing and one thing only. Insecurity.

Pam: Trust the doctor to write a paper about it here. :)
Life is much easier now with SMS, instant messengers and post-it note i.e. a person sends a message and the other party can respond as and when available.

I remember the psycho girls of yore where they keep calling your phone over and over and over until to you pick up.

Just when you thought it was some emergency due to her urgency, it only turned out that she just "wanted to hear your voice". *facepalm*


25. JayWalk left...
Friday, 24 March 2006 12:08 am ::
Jaschocolate & hitomi: I think hitomi hits the point right between the eyes. As long as the level of what's agreeable and what's overboard is reached between the couple, all would be peachy and rosy.
It wasn't the case for me during my period of Les Miserables.


26. Pam left...
Friday, 24 March 2006 12:54 am
on the other hand, as a result of emails, IM, skype etcetc, people DO expect the other party to react almost instantaneously, otherwise you assume that they are 'ignoring' you, or chatting to other girls, or whatever. whatever happened to days when it took the boat 3 weeks minimum to sail across the seas, and then a postman on bicycle to deliver stuff!! :):)


27. JayWalk left...
Friday, 24 March 2006 1:29 am :: 
Pam: Then in this case the understanding is not deep enough. If the person is close enough he/she would have understood that the other party could be busy with something more important despite being online.


28. aloe left...
Friday, 24 March 2006 9:14 am
I dun mind if the fellow returns my sms late or even the next day. But dun return at all?? NB!!
I do have a colleague whose hb keeps calling and it nothing serious.... *face palm* quite irritating loh cos a lot of time, he call when she not around.
Last time, I also got another friend whose bf call and when she say she's with me, he dun believe. *slap him!* I must speak to him before he believes us... -_-"'
I agree, I believe that it all boils down to security and trust.


29. JayWalk left...
Friday, 24 March 2006 10:35 am :: 
Anna: Yah lah, not returning messages is too much liao. Even if not bf/gf returning messages at the next available convenience is just basic courtesy mah.
As for the bf who didn't believe that the gf was with you, perhaps if you take a step back and think. Did she have a previous bad record to trigger this?


30. akk left...
Friday, 24 March 2006 12:45 pm
wah lau! i hope so...scarly he also got blog somewhere, i pengz!


31. Pam left...
Friday, 24 March 2006 6:19 pm
Hi Jay, disagree with that thought. although it probably does require a level of understanding, i think because of the availability of emails, cheap phone calls, IM etc, people still expect the other party (be it bf/gf or work colleagues or just friends) to reply almost instantly. which explains why we have the 'autoresponse message' that tells people that we aren't around, or the 'yahoo' message that we're 'busy/stepped out'.
when an email/message/SMS is not replied (again, disregarding the type of relationship you have), then the feeling one gets is that the other party does not care enough.
of course, there are always exceptions. i have friends who i know are not very good at replying emails, and i accept that. they end up calling me eventually, or we leave each other phone messages/SMSs!


32. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 25 March 2006 6:30 am ::
Akk: Now there a thought for I highly doubt it. Sekali, it's a blog about your blog. ~LOL.

Pam: I don't claim to be an authority about this but I almost never use those "out-to-lunch/busy" status thingies. More often then not, I get called away at the snap of a finger and most times, it doesn't allow me to set the status before leaving.
Everybody who chats with me are aware of this, which is the "understanding" that I am talking about.
I supposed it boils like to how much benefit of doubt you earn from the other party over the years.


33. Jaschocolate left...
Sunday, 26 March 2006 9:59 am
Fuck.. now mommy and winter trying to sell me off again just becos of that 10 years thingy.. Damn.. 好烦!


34. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 26 March 2006 12:04 pm 
Jaschocolate: Did I miss something here? I don't seem to be able to connect the dots here. What did hitomi and winter do?


35. Jaschocolate left...
Sunday, 26 March 2006 12:27 pm
hahaha.. they bothered me in person.. not on here.. :p


36. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 26 March 2006 6:18 pm :: 
Jaschocolate: What they do? Come on! Spill it!


37. aloe left...
Tuesday, 28 March 2006 11:25 am
nay... dun think she had a bad track record before him. at least, from wat I know, she wasn't two-timing or doing bad things behind his back at that time.
I have had friends who dun reply sms-es at all or reply only the next day or sometimes 2-3 days later!! :| but it's their style and we "understand".


38. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 28 March 2006 12:26 pm :: 
Anna: In order to have this "understanding" and not getting upset over does require a certain minimum level of closeness. That's the very point that I was driving at.


39. aloe left...
Tuesday, 28 March 2006 1:50 pm
But no matter how understanding one can be, it's truly vexing when the person did not answer the call or reply your sms-es when you are looking for him/her urgently... =(


40. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 28 March 2006 3:00 pm :: 
Anna: If it is an emergency, it can be very frustrating. Yes. I will give you that.
But, how often do we urgently need to get in touch with that somebody? Take that number and measure up against the number of occasions that were not urgent.


41. Mum2One left...
Monday, 3 April 2006 7:51 pm
A bit late to spot this post but very interesting discussion leh so is it too late to join in?
I think hor, there are 3 states a relationship can exist - 1)independent 2)dependent (ie.possessive) & 3)inter-dependent. 1 and 2 no good. But 3 is the best. Explanation - If looking for independence in relationship, might as well remain single. If dependent, then no self-identity/individuality and relationship becomes stale because the person becomes boring (speak from experience mah). No 3 leh, learnt from experience, self-identity preservation must still exist but no man is an island and "two is better than one" so must also learn to be vulnerable - therefore inter-dependent... make sense boh? Check out about codependency (http://www.recoveryresources.org/codependency.html). The qn to ask is :Are you codependent? If so, then you are also possessive.
Eh, how to link URL to a word Jay? And, what is chio? it keeps coming up. means chic?


42. JayWalk left...
Monday, 3 April 2006 9:14 pm ::
Mum2One: I get what you mean but I have one more thing to add. If both parties are agreeable and happy with any of the states, be it 1, 2 or 3, who are we to stop them?
If they are happy in their proverbial pile of shit, I say why not let them be?
Anyway, use square bracket to link URL here. Click "help on wiki syntax" below for further elaboration.
Chio = Pretty/Beautiful


43. Mum2One left...
Tuesday, 4 April 2006 7:42 am
Agree... you can bring a horse to the water but you cannot make it drink. One has to do that himself. If both parties agree to it - codepedent liao. like you said, miserable coz caught in the rut but usually they also find identity in that relationship so breaking-up is hard.
Thanks for your help last night. Will install Mozilla...


44. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 4 April 2006 8:41 am :: 
Mum2One: More than glad to have you ditch the useless MS Internet Explorer.
I know of guys/girls who secretly loved to be whipped (figuratively lah!) but had to vigorously deny it for the sake of saving face.
To them I usually say "Whatever turns you on lah!" :P

21 March 2006

Hospital Is A Lousy Place

We sent Faith to the hospital for a blood test as part of the admissions requirement for her preschool and she came back with a fever shortly after. She must have picked up something in there. Dang.
What essentially became of her was 3 whole days of crankiness. Then wife kena fever shortly after and Gabriel is running a fever today. Me? I am alright fortunately but I do feel a sore throat coming up. However, I think I would probably escape all these.

My point is that as ironic as the hospital is the place where people go to get well, it is also the place where all the germs are.

So thinking a bit, I realised that the answer of the call to be a doctor or a nurse is a noble one and deserves our utmost respect. While it may be a bit over-dramatic to say that these medical workers risked their lives on a daily basis for the sake of our well-being. Being immersed in germs for hours on end on a daily basis is really no laughing matter.

Doctors asides, nurses male and female are to be singled out for special mention. They do not earn as much as a doctor which makes it all the more admirable that one would take this up as a profession.

So to Cinthia and Benjamin, my hats-off to you. May you excel in your respective courses and serve the people well with your care and your kindness.

Image Credit: http://www.moondragon.org
- Voxeros

1. Pam left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 12:32 am
over here, you can get MRSA at hospitals and die from it - all because nurses and doctors don't take enough care to de-germ themselves!! http://www.link.med.ed.ac.uk/ri du/Mrsa.htm


2. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 7:26 am ::
Pam: Yikes! UK so jialat meh?


3. aloe left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 10:07 am
I sometimes wonder if HR professionals would also be more susceptible to illness due to all those medical claims etc that they have to handle. =S


4. aloe left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 10:21 am
And oh yes, there was a recent letter in the newspaper forum to diss a clinic for closing at the appointed time and refusing to see a patient. hiaz...


5. Zhe Bin left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 10:54 am
Yes let us all hormat the nurses. And do you know you are in sync with the latest advertisements in MRT? They are encouraging people to take up nursing.


6. kIm left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 2:50 pm
Zhe Bin: That is because there is always a lack of nurses around in Singapore. It is so bad that they have to employ nurses from overseas. Actually I think Jay is scaring people from taking up nursing. Hahaha..

Jay: The bug is all around. :( But I agree that nurses are damn 伟大。I nearly became a 伟大 nurse too, had I not chosen the jc route. Hahaha..


7. Pam left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 5:08 pm
yes, it is that jialat. i had a friend who visited his father (dad had a fall and was hospitalised). ended up catching some virus, had to be in quarantine for 2 weeks! together with 100 other people or so. it wasn't the MRSA bug, but it was something else. so yes, UK hospitals are v bad. many many horror stories.


8. heather left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 6:13 pm
wow, better go to the doctor for the fever.. sounds bad.. :S


9. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 8:06 pm :: 
Anna: HR where got need medical leave one? Just take leave, come back, then push the leave application form through the shredder can liao.

Zhe Bin: Really? So zhun har? Must go buy TOTO liao... :P

kIm: Scare your head lah. I have you know that I have a qualified nursing license ok!! But then hor, license expired liao coz never go for renewal.

Pam: Sounds as if it is better to self medicate for small ailment and go only when you are at the brink of death.

Heather: What? And go catch more virus? Nah, we will self medicate first and observe them for one more day before deciding.


10. winter left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 11:49 pm
sometimes going hospitals might be going to a mine field
u won't know what u will catch there too
hope that the hurricane faith will appear soon
hehee


11. aloe left...
Wednesday, 22 March 2006 8:49 am
Cos when the staff comes back from medical leave, they will submit their medical leave and bills to the HR dept mah. So I got this weird tot that just maybe, perhaps, people in HR will be more susceptible to illnesses... =P Just a tot... =)
how cum u all never go clinic instead?? They dun have clinic??
Wah!! din know u got (even though expired le) nursing license... whoot!


12. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 22 March 2006 9:13 am :: 
winter: Hurricane Faith is ok already. Now it's Hurricane Gabriel keeping us up the whole of last night. *_* 

Anna: What contract the germs from the receipts har? :P
There is no such thing as clinic here... or at least not in my vicinity. Given the population of Ch1na, you cannot imagine the number of people there hacking, coughing, wheezing, minus an eye, minus a leg, minus a finger.....

20 March 2006

Hurricane Faith


I came back home from my Sunday golf when I saw the mess upstairs. Wah.... my little Faith must have thrown quite a big tantrum while I was away.


This was what it was supposed to look like a few hours ago. Imagine when I came upstair and saw the mess. I was like "Wah lan eh! Literally Tia Choo har????"

Actually, this second photo was taken after I rebuilt it. It was fairly easy to build. Took me about 10 minutes.

Aiyoh, I tell you ah, this Faith of mine really got a temper. I REALLY f*cking pity the future boyfriend.

- Voxeros

1. kIm left...
Sunday, 19 March 2006 11:36 pm
Your girl very steady lo! Feels abit violent though. Hahaha..
I used to use lego to build houses. And when I'm done playing and admiring it, I would relish the process of tearing down of the house. Very fun lo. Erm, do I sound violent too? Hahaha..


2. JayWalk left...
Monday, 20 March 2006 12:44 am :: 
kIm: Wah.. then you and Faith machiam the "My Sassy Girl" category one...


3. derrick left...
Monday, 20 March 2006 2:34 am
u don't sound violent kim. you ARE violent. =)


4. heather left...
Monday, 20 March 2006 3:33 am
haha, she got style, I like! lol!


5. Pam left...
Monday, 20 March 2006 3:57 am
Hey...i think it's called having a personality. :) that's better than not having one, or being called 'wet' - definite no no! i look forward to the days when you'll be blogging about her various mis-adventures, and i'll be able to say 'like father like daughter'..:) heheheeeeeeee....


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Monday, 20 March 2006 9:05 am :: 
derrick: Really har? You kena hantamed by her before is it?

heather: She is sure going to be growing up to be a handful. At this time, she is quite the drama queen at home already.

Pam: Well, in that case, I wait for the day when you HAVE your own kids! Hah!


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Monday, 20 March 2006 10:09 am
excuse me, im a very demure girl k. Just that I don't allow myself to get bullied doesn't mean that I'm violent hor..


8. mht left...
Monday, 20 March 2006 11:13 am
faith's temper machiam like daddy's. no?


9. winter left...
Monday, 20 March 2006 11:34 am
i also pity the future boyfriend
hahaha


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Monday, 20 March 2006 12:54 pm :: 
kIm: Demure? *cough* sure *cough cough*...

mht: More like Grandma and Great Grandma. Gabriel, on the other hand, is like his dad. Super bor chup.

winter: It will be a tricky one to find the "right guy". He has to be super tolerant without crossing the line into being a doormat.


11. akk left...
Monday, 20 March 2006 1:57 pm
Hmmm....actually if i ever did something like that, my mum will hamtam me with the cane for not cleaning up. but then hor, 2-3yrs still young, i think....


12. mht left...
Monday, 20 March 2006 2:00 pm
don't worry, 天地万物,一物克一物。she'll meet her match in time to come.


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Monday, 20 March 2006 3:32 pm :: 
akk: Yah, she is a bit young to hantam right now and so I will let her get away for now.

mht: I really hope so! I can imagine somewhere out there, there is a a father who is lamenting the same thing about his son and pitying the future gf. ahahahah


14. Pam left...
Monday, 20 March 2006 5:08 pm
yes, I worry for that day too, when/if I have my own kids...:)


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Monday, 20 March 2006 7:20 pm
kim, u can never be as demure as me one...

j daddy, maybe she is hinting she want new toys? Building castle is very sianz.. maybe u buy her some 1000pcs or 200pcs jigsaw puzzles.. see whether she will go crazy over it or not..

Don't buy too nice one.. But still dangerous hor, cos she may eat them instead..
How about Barbie dolls.. i love playing with them when i am young.. so nice.. make me think of fairytale and happily ever after.. heehee...


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Monday, 20 March 2006 10:04 pm ::
Pam: Which is going to be very soon!!

Jaschocolate: She has a lot of toys already. You are right about one thing. She loves puzzles but I think 200-pieces set is a bit too siong for a 3-yr old lah. She has numerous 30-pieces sets already.


17. Pam left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 12:31 am
Jay dear...you know something i don't know?! :)


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Tuesday, 21 March 2006 1:09 am
Pam and Jay got "jian qing"? hahhaa..
200pcs buy in advance mah.. can train her brains and patience :p


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Tuesday, 21 March 2006 4:52 am
Well, she used to <content removed> in school. What do you think? =D
* Note: Sorry Derrick, I have to remove that phrase. I felt that it was a wee bit overboard. Hope you understand. Thanks. :)


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Tuesday, 21 March 2006 7:22 am :: 
Pam: Let's call it a gut feeling lah. Heh heh...

Derrick: She WHAT???!!!!


21. aloe left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 10:06 am
I tot there are 50 or 100pcs jigsaw puzzles?? Upgrade to those first bah.
Btw, there's this new show on ArtsCentra1 called Supern@nny. She's super cool!! Wow!! *eyes opened big big* Imagine that she managed to tame two young kids who always hit and slap one another, has tonnes of toys (including broken ones), leaves messes around the house, ma and grandma also can't do anything, within 3 weeks. And this is only the first episode.
Can learn some parenting skills from here... hehehe!


22. Pam left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 5:10 pm
oh Jay dear... what's 'jian qing'? .. btw, supernanny's great stuff - 'naughty step' anyone? :) boils down to diet, discipline and rules!!


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Tuesday, 21 March 2006 7:41 pm :: 
Anna: Yeah, I have seen the show before but I think there may be a bit of window dressing in the sense that they show all the positive bits. A bit unreal if you ask me.

Pam: Jian Qing as in illicit relationship. Which explains why I "punched" her in the eye. :(


24. Pam left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 8:02 pm
hahahaaaaaaaaaaa....i've already told you what i think about that situation... careful darling, there are people watching us! hahahaaaaaaaaaaaa


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Tuesday, 21 March 2006 8:19 pm ::
Pam: Sigh... looks like we have got to stop meeting this way....


26. Pam left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 8:35 pm
uh huh - let's do it the illicit way shall we??! oh, this is hilarious. :)


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Tuesday, 21 March 2006 8:52 pm :
Pam: Oh dear, you are coming on to me.... So aggressive some more.... iShy.


28. Pam left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 9:06 pm
you shy?? you shy?!?!?!! yeah riiiiiiiiiiight!!!! :) okok, we shall stop this now... before we get reported..!hehe


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Tuesday, 21 March 2006 9:35 pm ::
Pam: Sigh.... I miss our good ol' days....


30. Pam left...
Tuesday, 21 March 2006 11:06 pm
the bad good ol' days? or the good good ol' days? :) and before you even try, DON'T REMIND ME - it's etched in my deepest memories... unfortunately.


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Tuesday, 21 March 2006 11:31 pm :: 
Pam: The whole 9-yards starting from the Army Daze to the present day.


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Wednesday, 22 March 2006 5:00 am
Damn daddy, u punched me for her... u have never punched me before.. sob sob.. (so serial drama mood hor)


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Wednesday, 22 March 2006 9:16 am ::
Jaschocolate: Yah hor...


34. hitomi left...
Wednesday, 22 March 2006 7:02 pm
haha! u got that fr yahoo messenger?


35. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 22 March 2006 9:59 pm :: 
hitomi: Nope. I got it from somewhere else. Get on Yahoo and I will tell you where to locate my secret stash of emoticons.


36. hitomi left...
Thursday, 23 March 2006 2:01 pm
am off yahoo until further notice... email me lah.


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Thursday, 23 March 2006 3:50 pm ::m
hitomi: Wah raoz... long time neber king kai liao leh..... Check your email, ok?


38. hitomi left...
Thursday, 23 March 2006 7:58 pm
busy like siao these days...
thanks hor, got your email liao. will explore explore... ;-)


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Friday, 24 March 2006 12:12 am :: 
hitomi: Have fun!


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Sunday, 2 April 2006 8:39 pm
I thot they get over the destruction bit after sometime... anyway if there's any consolation, that's nothing. My lounge room looks 10 times worse every night after we put Kyzac to bed! And that's not taking into account the dining area which is like category 5 hurricane.
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Monday, 3 April 2006 1:19 pm :: 
Sara: Speaking about hurricane, there is one hitting the east coast. I hope you guys are not affected?
Anyway, I know Faith is just constantly pushing her luck just to see where the boundary it.
So far, I have been very tolerant but it is a matter of time before she gets the first taste of the rotan.
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