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30 June 2006

Sore Loser

It was in the news today that Chiam's request for funds to upgrade Potong Pasir has been turned down.

Alamak expected lah.

Singapore gahmen where got give money to upgrade other country one?

What do you mean Potong Pasir and Hougang are part of Singapore? Cannot be lah. Look at the way gahmen treat them. Where got gahmen treat their own people like that one?

You sure Potong Pasir & Hougang are not foreign countries? Dunno leh, if like that hor, Potong Pasir and Hougang machiam like unwanted step-children leh. Like gahmen can't wait to cut them away.

Like these 2 are holding back Singapore like that.

Really they are also part of us har? Ok lor...... if you say so.... don't bruff me hor!

Anyway, here a riddle:

Question: What is the difference between the following 2 statements.

1) Potong Pasir and Hougang both kena tsunami, volcano, earthquake or all 3 one shot come. Then we will have all the Red Cross, UN Relief and international community to start pouring money into Potong Pasir's rebuilding/upgrading.

or

2) Singapore gahmen out of the goodness of their hearts and love for their people, releases money to upgrade/rebuild the homes of Singaporeans living in Potong Pasir and Hougang.

Answer: One of them will never happen.
- Voxeros

1. Pam left...
Thursday, 29 June 2006 7:18 pm
my gawd - really?! think this calls for another open letter...


2. sunflower left...
Friday, 30 June 2006 9:37 am
Toopid PAP, they are so toopid enuff to say this! Singaporean living in other area are looking at them how they are going to solve the upgrade issue for Potong Pasir and Hougang!
Wat a loser!


3. spinnee left...
Friday, 30 June 2006 5:23 pm :: http://spinnee.blogspot.com
well, the residents should have expected this when they choose back them. shrug ;)


4. Everton left...
Saturday, 1 July 2006 1:37 pm
cannot agree with spinnee's attitude lah.


5. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 1 July 2006 11:18 pm :: 
Pam: I think letters doesn't do anything for after all, the gahmen is already ignoring it.

sunflower: I wonder what the gahmen can do too. Coz if by the next election, the minds of the voters are not put at ease, I can assure you that the gahmen with AMK in particular will secure even less than the present 66.6%

spinnee: In a way, although the current PAP is not perfect and neither do they claimed to be so, it after all still collected 66.6% of the votes.

In democracy, we must respect this percentage numbers.

Everton: Is there some disagreement? Then what would your view be?


6. life is beautiful left...
Sunday, 2 July 2006 4:39 pm
Typical PAP response. I wonder how long it will be before they realise that this siege mentality will not go down well with Singaporeans.


7. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 2 July 2006 11:11 pm ::
Life Is Beautiful: Welcome to the blog!
The fact that some of us are already quite du lan with the PAP means that it has started not to go down well with some Singaporeans liao.

Keep this up and we'll see PAP lose their 2/3 majority advantage within the next 2 elections.


8. Pam left...
Monday, 3 July 2006 6:40 pm
I can't agree with spinnee's attitude either. How can you say the residents should expect this when they voted for them? These residents pay taxes too, and the taxes go to the same central government (and I'm not talking about council tax - I'm referring to income tax). If the funds for upgrading other areas come from the central government (which is funded by the taxes the citizens pay) then the same funds should be used to upgrade the opposition areas too.

Otherwise, it implies that those who are in 'opposition' areas are 2nd class citizens.


9. JayWalk left...
Monday, 3 July 2006 9:10 pm :
Pam: I am trying to see if there is another angle to Spinnee's comments.

I think what Spinnee is trying to say is that the type of attitude that the PAP is displaying is not some surprise that they suddenly pull out of the hat. It has been going on for a long long time already and it is not exactly something that people cannot see.

Despite this, the people (or at the very least the 66.6% voters) still cast their votes for them. As a result of PAP election success, the people must now "live with the consequences" so to speak?


10. Pam left...
Monday, 3 July 2006 11:05 pm
i think that then boils down to apathy... no?


11. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 5 July 2006 9:35 am ::
Pam: Apathy? That's probably it. For too long that our fellow Singaporean are so lazy to scrutinise the candidates on their own. For too long that our fellow Singaporean just sit back and let the Gahmen do everything for them.

As such, the people are paying the price of letting clueless idiots slip into parliament.
Well, you are hearing more noise than before. Perhaps the people are finally waking up to their senses.

Hopefully, this won't be an all talk and no action type of situation. Hopefully, we will have capable people stepping up to the plate and do something.

It may not necessarily be on an opposition ticket. Even if they join PAP, it would still be good for Singapore for they will be the ones to weed out and replace the pretenders currently hiding comfortably in the shadows of the big guns.
 

28 June 2006

Kallang AcademY of Umpiring (K.A.Y.U.)


So our Shamsul Maidin now tops the table in terms of World Cup Referee rating.

In a way, it is good reflection on a nation of people who are deemed to be fair, firm and has integrity to uphold and abide by the rules and the law.

So it got me thinking. What if our proposed referee school which I shall name it Kallang AcademY of Umpiring (K.A.Y.U.) were to take off with a great success. I am sure FIFA might as well just outsource the entire referee job to Singapore. That way, we would be sure that there will be no more corruption scandals like the current Italian Serie A match-fixing expose or the recent China rampant situation of the "Black Whistle" (referee bribery).

EDB, are you listening? We can be a Football Referee Supply HUB!

I can see it now.....

Like I mentioned in my previous blog, our referees shall be armed with the rotan. Especially useful when defenders lining up the wall refuses to stay clear of the required 10-yard perimeter from the free-kick spot. A few lashes of the cane at the wall and I guarantee you a very cooperative bunch of footballers, hence allowing the game to flow more fluently without stopping to deal with all these nonsense.

The rotan also serve as a weapon of self-defense in the event where the players get overly aggressive towards the referee.

Also, each yellow card shall be issued with a direct $50 fine that the player can either choose to pay on the spot with the EZ-Link chip embedded in their football boots or pre-arrange to have it GIRO-ed. Red card fines are $200. 5% GST not included.

Whenever the team is awarded a corner kick, team managers will need to apply for a corner-kick permit at a reasonable price of $5 per corner kick (GST not included). Throw-ins are free but a special admin charge of $2.50 (GST not included) will be imposed if the throw is not done properly resulting a re-throw or a foul throw.

Then there is the problem of the dubious 50-50 situations where the ball just bounced on the goal-line. It is very hard to tell if the ball has indeed cross the goal line or not. Hence, to resolve this argument once and for all, goal posts shall be fitted with a ERP Cash Card reader while the ball itself will be fitted with a In-Vehicle Unit. At press time, this concept is not ready to be deployed on a world-wide scale. The ball with the IU, cannot roll properly (See picture). Spokesperson from Singapore Technologies said that they are still looking into this problem and hopefully have it ready in time for World Cup 2010. 

Oh yah. One last thing about Singapore referees taking over...

...Chewing gum will still be banned.

- Voxeros

1. spinnee left...
Wednesday, 28 June 2006 12:44 pm :: http://spinnee.blogspot.com
HAHAHAHA this is HILarious & super good idea!!

What a good way of keeping integrity & earning money at the same time!! this idea is so singaporean-feel ;)

anyway this singaporean referee, dun play play. he's best in asia (based on the test results and his performance).. probably, he did the best referee job in this world cup. all hail Shamsul!
hahaha!


2. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 28 June 2006 4:52 pm :: 
Spinnee: Shamsul Maidin. Best in Singapore and JB. And some say Batam. I guess we can confer him Best in the World Cup 2006 as well.

Collina's prodigy perhaps?


3. Zhe Bin left...
Thursday, 29 June 2006 12:08 am
LOL! 老大, how about each player is only allowed 10 spits per game. More than that will have to face fines. Hahaha.


4. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 29 June 2006 9:03 am :: 
ZheBin: Yah hor.... let me add to this.

"... however, should a player need to spit more than the allowed 10 times, additional spit coupons are available at the nearest corner. FIFA has recently granted license to bidders who are interested to set up a mama shop in the corner.

In order to enforce the spitting regulations, FIFA has also approved the addition of 2 more officials and shall be conferring them with the title of coupon aunties.

These coupon aunties shall be equipped with a set of uniform, a bucket hat, an umbrella and hand-held summons printer for on-the-spot fines..."


5. Celly left...
Wednesday, 12 July 2006 5:27 pm
Muahahahhaa... dem farneeeee... heuheuheue


6. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 13 July 2006 11:12 am :: 
Celly: Ahhh... welcome back. Haven't seen you around here for quite some time liao.
But hor, nairmind lah. I go your side can liao. :)

27 June 2006

Who Say We Not Passionate About Football?

HK Football Punting
There has been a couple of letters to the papers lamenting about how the average Singaporeans are not true fans of football but more rather football punting.

(Read here and here.)

My response to them is... 

I got 3 things to say here and they may or may not be related to the above topic, but just need to get it out of my system.

  1. While football betting is always on our lips, it is just beer talk lah. We do seriously enjoy a good game of football. Look at the number of people out on the fields kicking the ball on Sundays. Perhaps the only thing hindering this passion is the Gahmen red tape needing to book this, book that, permit this, license that. Haiz...

    Couch-potato-wise, we are also a passionate bunch. Like the drap showing between Ukraine and Tunisia, we can't help but pui chao nuah at the Ukranians for just about the most clueless and boring display of football. Sure, we won half a stake for those who betted on the Ukranians but it is only consolation and compensation for the 90 minutes of sheer agony that we had gone through.

  2. After looking outwards at the World Cup, we also look inward at our own domestic football. Remember to good old Malaysian Cup days? Now that was a good time when 35,000 of us would turn up at the National Stadium to cheer on our boys against any Malaysian team, be it, Selangor or Perak or Pahang or Kedar or Sarawak. We were ONE UNITED PEOPLE (kicking over all the Malaysian-plated motorcycles in the car park or throwing our slippers at the only guy wearing green in the hostel when Kedah scored) back then. There was hardly football betting on our lips for the simple fact that the matches were so kelong against our favour (11 of us vs 14 of them) that the bookies didn't dare to take bets. Still, we cheer them on to victory against greater odds (and I don't mean the betting type of odds).

    After the departure from Malaysia Cup, we ended up with the stoopid S-League which we have no idea what it was all about. Yah lah, there are the Tampines Rovers and Woodlands Wellingtons.

    BUT what about those of us who live in Lim Chu Kang (LCK Undertakers?) or Bukit Timah (BT Hillbillies?) or Bishan (Bishan My-Son-Want-To-Go-Cat-Highlanders?) or Ang Mo Kio (AMK Tomatoes?)? If you tell me to follow my GRC zoning hor, I will come to your house and slap your head solid solid one time.

    Then what about Hougang and Potong Pasir? Oh wait.... never mind. Gahmen said that they are not part of Singapore and so no need to care about them.

  3. Ok, back out to the World Cup again. Can you see Singapore qualifying the World Cup finals in the near future? If no, then support who? Support what? Support Korea har? Support Japan har?

    As long as it is not Singapore Lions in the World Cup final, supporting Brazil is about the same as supporting England or any other country. That subsequently prompted the next question from a friend.

    "If you say you are a supporter of the Brazil team i.e. Brazil is YOUR team, then ask yourself if you think if the Brazilians think of you as one of them? If no, then call them YOUR team for f*ck? People's national anthem you know how to sing or not?"
    I was stumped.

    And this got me to reflect upon myself, a so-called Manchester United supporter and I asked myself what has the city of Manchester got to do with me? I supposed due to the sub-standard of our own local football league that we are all forced to look elsewhere, even at the expense of being a second-class citizen over there. You see any Madrid people calling themselves fans of Gombak United?

    So perhaps, I can't live up to the name and expectation of a true Manchester United fan for all I am interested is to see them play and wishing them victory.

- Voxeros

1. heather left...
Tuesday, 27 June 2006 2:06 am :: http://disenchantedprincess.wordpress.co
poor singapore lions, hopefully one day they are in world cup too!


2. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 27 June 2006 8:00 am :: 
heather: Well, if we can rename our Singapore referees to be Singapore Lions, then we're IN!!


3. sunflower left...
Tuesday, 27 June 2006 9:36 am
You are so hilarious! Like tat oso can! my eyes rolled again!


4. Mum2One left...
Tuesday, 27 June 2006 4:31 pm
After this morning's match with Italy, let me just say, ALL REFEREES ARE THE SAME-LAH. ALL TERUK! Sulk. Sulk. Sulk. Where got fair, you say lah?
Sorry, comment not related to your post...


5. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 27 June 2006 4:51 pm :: 
sunflower: Make sure you don't roll your eyes too much. Sekali eye ball cannot come back then you know!

Mum2One: It is related but only to my post for tomorrow. Stay tuned. Akan datang.


6. Zhe Bin left...
Tuesday, 27 June 2006 10:41 pm
Acually I don't call Man Utd MY team lah, but rather my favourite team. Just like I have my favourite singer, my favourite food, my favourite toilet paper.. They also never ask me endorse but I choose to like it. = D

However, if my family business is selling toilet paper, I might use my own brand of toilet paper because it's a cheap alternative (very convenient), or I might not because I simply like to use other people's toilet paper. Preference and passion this thing can combine, but must take sometime to. Haha.


7. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 28 June 2006 1:25 am :: 
ZheBin: How the heck did we digress to pang sai zhuar?

Anyway, in contrast with you, I tend to be a bit more passionate about things and hence making ManUtd "my team" without realising (until now) that the City of Manchester has got nothing to do with me.

I guess you are right in the sense that ManUtd is my favourite team instead of "my team". I should stop talking about them in the first person's perspective from now on e.g. "we should play Neville up front and pull Rooney to the back...."


8. spinnee left...
Wednesday, 28 June 2006 12:46 pm :: http://spinnee.blogspot.com
good entry!!! :)

26 June 2006

Referee Kayu... NOT!

WC Referee Stat - 20060621
Well, looks like we are part of the World Cup after all! TodayOnline has an article on our Shamsul Maidin coming in to rank at 2nd spot based on Soccernet.com's rating of the referees.

While nobody has any idea how the rating is calculated but don't care lah. 2nd Spot! Woo Hoo! Majulah Singapura! *feeling patriotic* 

Looking at the numbers, we are just a mere 0.1 point away from the leader (Graham Poll) and since our numbers is a reflection of FIFA's satisfaction with our guy, I am sure there will be more assignments for him in the second round. Perhaps then, would be a good opportunity to put in a stellar performance and overhaul Poll's ass to top the table.

Then it got me thinking about what our Gahmen was trying to do all these years to get ourselves into the World Cup.

We got our S-League which honestly is heading nowhere. We would have been better off had we continued to stay in the Malaysian Cup tournament. So what if we have to play 11 men again 14 (11 players + 1 referee + 2 linesmen)? We beat them 4-0 during the last final, didn't we?

Then some fruitcake (Mah Bow Tan or Goh Chok Tong?) came up with a Vision 2010 for us to qualify for the world cup. Well, that was quietly shelved wasn't it?

Also, we have the sports school which up to now, hasn't produced anything tangible to justify their own existence. Ok, ok, perhaps it is not fair to be dragging them into this rant just yet for after all, the school is still in its infancy.

With all the miserable news piling up one on top of another, pardon me if I feel overly excited like a giggly teenage girl when our brudder Shamsul puts us on the world cup map.

AND that gives me an idea.....



.... how about we set up a referee school?

I'd bet we stand a better chance sending 11 guys to the World Cup via this channel.

Haiz.... Singapore football.... sad story... haiz....



Latest Update (24 Jun 2006): After Graham Poll poor showing at the Croatia vs Australia match, the English referee too a tumble all the down to 10th, leaving our Shamsul to take over the top spot. Congrats.
- Voxeros

1. Mum2One left...
Monday, 26 June 2006 8:03 am
Yah... that Graham Poll ah... lucky we drew with Croatia otherwise I don't think Aussies will be very forgiving of him. Did you see all that handball by Croatia?!! On the other hand, I think bad referee judgment and dirty games are all part of the game. But what goes around, comes around... Good on Shamsul! I agree, I think with the type of environment Spore has, they produce better policemen then players so what a great idea for a Referee School!


2. sunflower left...
Monday, 26 June 2006 9:07 am
2nd Spot! Woo Hoo! Majulah Singapura! *eye rolled*


3. JayWalk left...
Monday, 26 June 2006 4:23 pm ::
Mum2One: Imagine a Singaporean referee chasing the players all over the field with a rotan!!

sunflower: First place liao!!! ...mari kita rakyat singapura......


4. Zhe Bin left...
Monday, 26 June 2006 4:34 pm
Haha that Graham Poll should be damn paiseh lor. Portugal Vs Netherlands so many cards that Russian ref also never blur (okay let's not go into whether all are correct decisions). But Graham Poll really joke sia. Hahaha!


5. Mum2One left...
Monday, 26 June 2006 5:23 pm
Hahaha... what about a whistling rotan?


6. JayWalk left...
Monday, 26 June 2006 8:25 pm ::
ZheBin: I have seen Graham Poll in action during the English Premier League and he is quite a competent referee.

Perhaps it was the overwhelming BIG match atmosphere that got to his head?

I have reasons to believe that the last match was a blip in the radar. I still think he is a good referee.
Problem is that FIFA may not be as forgiving as I.

Mum2One: Acherly, it would be quite a hilarious scene to see 22 grown men running scared from a rotan wielding mad referee!


7. sunflower left...
Friday, 30 June 2006 10:44 am
Jay he is not selected for the final list - the 12 referees for the quarter-final stages.
http://www.todayonline.com/articles/127775.asp


8. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 1 July 2006 11:26 pm :: 
sunflower: Perhaps the consolation is that he wasn't selected because his job is done and not because he was sidelined for cocking up.

Frankly, it is understandable why he was not selected for he hasn't the experience on such a grand level. Next world cup perhaps!

25 June 2006

Sunday Afternoons


- Voxeros

1. Mum2One left...
Monday, 26 June 2006 8:05 am
That's what we do every Sunday afternoon now. We nap when we put K down for a nap!


2. sunflower left...
Monday, 26 June 2006 9:05 am
Aiyo, zhen de ma? everyone is sleeping?!?!?!?
Anyway this comics is so cute!


3. JayWalk left...
Monday, 26 June 2006 8:21 pm ::
Mum2One: Nothing beats a lazy sunday afternoon nap.

sunflower: There are the few Sundays where I don't have golf. Nap is like the next natural thing to do.

24 June 2006

Korea's Karma

Ok, so South Korea was eliminated in the first round but to me, I felt that it was a better showing than their 4th placing back in 2002.

Yes, you heard me right, South Korea's 2006 first round elimination is better than 2002's 4th placing.

With better experience in the World Cup competitions and more players playing top-tier football in Europe, I have to say that the South Korean team this year played better then in the last world cup.

The 4th placing in the last world cup was achieved without pride as a result of dodgy refereeing not only in the game against Italy but again against Spain. Had the refereeing not favoured (unintentionally or otherwise) the 2002 South Korean team, they would have been eliminated right there and then in the second round.

Still, like they say, the ball is round. Anything can happen.
 
And this very much applies to last night's match where the Swiss disposed off the South Koreans en route to the second round. The circumstances under which Switzerland scored the second goal was unfortunate. It was a linesman mistake which cost the Koreans the goal. Some may say that even if the goal was disallowed, the Swiss would still have won on the 1-0 scoreline.

Well, yes and no.

Perhaps when the second goal was conceded, the morale of the Korean team had diminished, knowing that with the limited amount of time left, they have now a new and more ardent task of scoring not 2 but 3 goals in order to qualify.*

So in a way, South Korea lost the game to bad refereeing.

Fate paying them back for the 2002 debt? Karma? Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps. 

Still, it was a commendable effort for the South Koreans who played with more heart than their pathetic Japanese counterpart. To that, I congratulate the South Koreans for a good showing. See you next world cup. Good luck.

* With France beating Togo 2-0, a Swiss-South Korean draw would still eliminate the latter. Hence when Switzerland goes 2-UP, South Korea needs to score 3 since only a victory would get them through.
- Voxeros

1. heather left...
Saturday, 24 June 2006 4:36 pm :: http://disenchantedprincess.wordpress.co
yay to switzerland! hehe.. sorry I'm swiss supporter! Don't poke me..


2. spinnee left...
Saturday, 24 June 2006 11:09 pm :: http://spinnee.blogspot.com
Agreed. They did better than their 2002. It's really a pity they didn't get in to top 8. I was hoping they did, 'cuz I really think they were great this year.
better than the japs. -_-"


3. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 25 June 2006 1:34 am ::
heather: No need to sorry lah. Nothing wrong with supporting your own favourite team.

Spinnee: The Japanese this time played with no heart. Makes me upset to see them play so nonchalantly. Grr......

23 June 2006

A Picture Paints A Thousand Words

SmokingKid

This picture was taken off the pages of the South China Morning Post dated 21 Jun 2006. I cannot help but feel the mighty power of the message that this one single photograph carries.

I'll leave you to figure this one out.
- Voxeros

1. Pam left...
Friday, 23 June 2006 12:08 am
excellent...so BAT and all the big tobacco firms have switched their focus to China and the other developing countries.... sigh.


2. sunflower left...
Friday, 23 June 2006 9:26 am
Oh no, he is really smoking or just an effect!?!?!?


3. JayWalk left...
Friday, 23 June 2006 3:47 pm ::
Pam: Not really, the tobacco industry here is still very much in control by the gahmen-owned enterprises. Foreign tobacco companies have yet to be able to crack open the domestic market to have a share of this lucrative pie.

sunflower: The photo is unfortunately real.


4. spinnee left...
Friday, 23 June 2006 4:20 pm :: http://spinnee.blogspot.com
second hand smokers die faster than smokers.
moral of story: smoke.
*just a joke* ;)


5. heather left...
Friday, 23 June 2006 5:07 pm
gosh..


6. ris left...
Friday, 23 June 2006 6:35 pm
wow, thats really young... btw, is there anything good in zhongshan?


7. Ed. Edd & Eddy left...
Friday, 23 June 2006 7:35 pm
Our local cigarette box should have this photo on it instead of the gruesome photos now. It might help those with children to quit.


8. JayWalk left...
Friday, 23 June 2006 10:28 pm :: 
Spinnee: Welcome to the blog! As for the fact that second hand smoker die faster than smokers, it is a sad and ironic truth.

I'll smoke to that! Oh wait... cannot. Quit liao.

heather: Gosh is right. Man, I cannot tell you how powerful this photo hits me when I opened the papers that morning.

ris: ZhongShan? Well, it depends on what you are really looking for. Care to elaborate?

Ed, Edd & Eddy: Dunno leh. The kid in the picture looked so blissfully happy leh. Sekali, people interpret wrongly then how?

p.s. How come you no more predicting the world cup liao har?


9. ris left...
Friday, 23 June 2006 10:52 pm
im going to hong kong to meet my relatives, then travel by bus/car to zhongshan for a few days. is there anything interesting to do/eat there? i heard that the scenery is pretty good, is that true?


10. Jaslyn left...
Saturday, 24 June 2006 2:39 am
Pa: I also good girl.. quit! Or rather, cutting down.. ahhaa.. But, this is way too young to start and smoke on the street lah. If I rem correctly, I tried when I was like 10yrs old? And not in the public lor! Siao!

ris: My ex ex bf is working in zhongshan. he told me its a very industrial place. Lotsa factories and stuff. But of cos got shopping mall and restaurants. I think.. Nothing great lor..


11. sunflower left...
Saturday, 24 June 2006 11:35 am
maybe that explains why china got a lot of smoker!


12. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 24 June 2006 3:10 pm ::
Jaslyn & ris: Thanks for helping out with the ZhongShan info. As I am on the opposite side of the Pearl River Delta from ZhongShan, my knowledge across the bank is pretty limited.

BTW, when are you heading up to HK? I may be in HK next week.

sunflower: You bet there are a lot of smokers here. The business is super lucrative. I can't see the gahmen or any other gahmen willing to give up this source of revenue by placing an outright ban on it.


13. ris left...
Saturday, 24 June 2006 11:28 pm
wow, thanks alot jaslyn! think i'll spend lesser days in zhongshan then. haha, there's still a long time to go... end sept - oct


14. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 25 June 2006 1:36 am ::
ris: I think that would be a good idea to allocate more time to HK then ZS.
Hmm..end Sep - Oct, hairy crab season!


15. Jaslyn left...
Sunday, 25 June 2006 11:28 pm :: http://precious-jas.blogspot.com
Pa!! I duno when going HK leh. but confirm not the coming wk lor.. Maybe 1-2wks more? See if can meet there! Hahhaa...


16. JayWalk left...
Monday, 26 June 2006 8:19 pm :: 
Jaslyn: Let me know your date and I see what I can come up with. July is when I start traveling again. However, our schedules fit.

22 June 2006

Kudos To The Koreans


KoreanKudos


I spotted this article in the Sports Section of the South China Morning Post dated 21 Jun 2006.

Looks like the Koreans are winning accolades both on the pitch as well as off the pitch this world cup.

The Koreans need only a draw today to qualify to the next round and having survived the French, they are looking good to hold their fort against the Swiss this coming Saturday morning (3am Singapore time).

Off the field, the Korean supporters over there deserve a special mention here for being a good guest in a foreign land.

This public spiritedness is something the rest of us ought to take a leaf from.

I will be rooting for them Saturday morning 3am Singapore time. Go Korea!
- Voxeros

1. sunflower left...
Thursday, 22 June 2006 1:18 pm
*wink* *wink*

19 June 2006

This Ah Pek Damn Fail


From time to time, we chance upon a bladdy loser news that tickled our funny bone.
Remember the last time when we had the misadventure of a Spiderman who got himself stuck at the top of a billboard and needed the fire department to rescue him?

Well, today, I found another Failure Ah Pek news on the South China Morning Post dated 18 Jun 2006.

Talking about a toothless tiger! This one really damn seet pai.


- Voxeros


1. lancerlord left...
Monday, 19 June 2006 8:28 pm :: http://lancerlord.blogspot.com
Must invest in expensive titanium dental implants. :)


2. akk left...
Tuesday, 20 June 2006 11:53 am
like puppy dog gnawing away...hur hur...


3. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 21 June 2006 8:50 am :: 
lancerlord: If this guy can afford titanium dental implants, then no need to shoplift right?
Or then again, if his name is Winona Ryder...

Akk: Even puppy has teeth!! This one aiyoh....


4. lancerlord left...
Wednesday, 21 June 2006 11:06 am :: http://lancerlord.blogspot.com
Spent too much on titanium teeth, pocket big big hole. That's why need to shoplift. kekeke...


5. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 21 June 2006 11:21 am ::
lancerlord: Oh yah hor! LOL!


6. aloe left...
Wednesday, 21 June 2006 1:57 pm
er?? If really small young puppy hor, they also boh teeth.... they need to grow teeth which explains for the chewing phase of their puppy life...


7. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 22 June 2006 10:09 pm :: 
Anna: Aiyoh, pre-teething puppy?? That's very young liao!!

16 June 2006

Sian XMM Episode V

Remember my previous blog with regards to Faith's school during Children's Day?

Well, I got myself into a conversation with a XMM and the outcome was hilarious.

Here's response totally caught me off guard as I wasn't scheming to set up her in anyway. This one just fell right into my lap.

This girl ah. Si beh CUTE!! LOL!!!

So without further ado, here's an extract of our conversation.

Names have been changed to protect the innocent.

Enjoy.




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Session Start (Tennis Babe): Tue Jun 13 13:18:47 2006

[13:18] Tennis Babe: ois...sorry went to buy lunch
[13:18] Tennis Babe: watsup

[13:19] JayWalk: just asking if you saw the school pictures?

[13:19] Tennis Babe: i did
[13:19] Tennis Babe: actually it is done up quite nicely
[13:19] Tennis Babe: so Singapor is really a country?

[13:20] JayWalk: no lah!

[13:20] Tennis Babe: some more got flag leh..

[13:20] JayWalk: eh... 你很好骗的哦???

[13:20] Tennis Babe: sigh...

[13:20] JayWalk: 哈哈哈哈哈!!!

Session Close (Tennis Babe): Tue Jun 13 13:36:31 2006
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- Voxeros

1. Jaschocolate left...
Friday, 16 June 2006 11:45 pm
Hmmmmm.. i realised i am worse than your XMMs cos i didn't know it is a bait..


2. winter left...
Saturday, 17 June 2006 11:08 pm
why got so many xmm?
next time bait me leh
then i pretend to be tricked
:P


3. koreanhousewife left...
Sunday, 18 June 2006 7:40 pm
I also wanna pretend to be tricked. So tat U can call me: Cute!!
Ha!


4. aloe left...
Monday, 19 June 2006 9:54 am
Har?? Really so blur arh?? .... *scratch head* .... =S


5. JayWalk left...
Monday, 19 June 2006 9:58 am :: 
jaschocolate: It wasn't a deliberate set up lah. This one just fell from the sky out of nowhere.

Winter & KoreanHouseWife: Must keep it real lah. Where got pretend to kena tricked this type of thing one. I got standard one ok!

Anna: People blur, you act blur right? Tio BF liao diam diam hor? Quick! Out with the details!


6. akk left...
Monday, 19 June 2006 12:13 pm
i second anna. but perhaps she is not local. then cannot say liao, becos i also geographically-clueless.


7. JayWalk left...
Monday, 19 June 2006 1:17 pm ::
Akk: Er.... she is local. -_-"


8. akk left...
Tuesday, 20 June 2006 11:21 am
good grief.........u sure she zhen chai shi liao? perhaps she pretending, make u happy happy only. heheheh....gosh...


9. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 21 June 2006 8:52 am :
Akk: Yeah. She is for real. Even if she is not, it's still darn funny.

15 June 2006

Singapore's Cleaniness. Good or Bad?


Faith is at home again instead of school. Both kids have been falling sick very often since they came up in March. For Gabe, it is almost like clock-work to have a fever every 3 weeks or so. Faith is no better as we have already lost count liao.

While it is true that Spitland is not exactly the cleanest of places, I wonder how come the rest of the household as well as the neighbouring kids are ok?

I can't help but think if Singapore is too clean and hygienic for our own good? With health standards in Singapore so high, have our bodies gone soft at the lack of challenge?

I remember last time when the whole gang goes over to JB for makan. It is usually the new birds who would kena stomach ache upon return while the rest of us go on with life like it was just another day.

Short of laughing at others, I too have my Baptism of Fire (in the hole) when I first arrived in Spitland. It was still in the winter months and as such, steamboat dinners were a regular feature. It was always the raw egg that did me in.

Of course, 5 years on, with enough accumulated rubbish in my system, I guess my body has learned to adapt and developed some kind of a resistance. Still, there were the bout of mishaps peppered along the way.

The way I see it, on top of building of resistance, the other critical requirement is a strong defense system and that can only come from ample rest, balanced meal and regular exercise.

Question Of The Day: Singapore's cleanliness. Good or Bad?

Image Credit: http://tuberose.com

- Voxeros

1. sunflower left...
Thursday, 15 June 2006 3:01 pm
Kids in sg fall sick easily as well. I can't agree with you if Singapore is too clean and hygienic for our own good.

I guess (really not sure) nowadays kids always stay at home or go to school, eg play group. But they hardly come out and play. I mean those plays like playing hide and seek in the whole block of building. Playing marbles. Catching spiders. etc. (More indoor games rather than outdoor games.)
I remember when I am a little one, I hardly fall sick! Becos, I think I always run under the sun. Run and sweat most of the time. And last time, hardly got money to buy sweet. If got sweet and it accidentally drop on to the floor, I will still pick it up and clean it and then put into my mouth and eat.
So now I older liao. But I my stomach become super sensitive. When we are having dinner in restaurant, I always kena stomach ache while me and hubby are eating the same food.

In a way, Singapore is cleaner compared to a lot of countries but I still believe is our body resistance that we need to build up. And that is thru ample rest, balanced diet and regular exercise (which you have highlighted in your entry.)


2. sunflower left...
Thursday, 15 June 2006 3:07 pm
(More indoor games rather than outdoor games.)
This statement is telling you that kids in sg has more indoor games rather than outdoor games.


3. Pam left...
Thursday, 15 June 2006 7:42 pm
i'm not sure it's actually the situation of singapore being too clean, but more to do with how parents these days are concerned about cleanliness (not to say our parents were ignorant or oblivious of course!)...

nowadays we have things like the clean wipes for babies, for us, for the house, toilet etc. ie, it's not just some Dettol and a brush!

plus, there are alot more pollutants in the air, in the food we eat, and things that shouldn't be in foods, like E-numbers, and preservatives.


4. koreanhousewife left...
Thursday, 15 June 2006 10:58 pm
Singapore’s cleanliness. Good or Bad?
Good. Rather keep it clean then give chance for germs to breed.
P/S: Just a short note, still workin in the office. Thks for poppin the IM just now. Appreciate yr effort. GTG.
P/S 2: Speedy recovery to the kids...


5. JayWalk left...
Friday, 16 June 2006 11:46 am :: 
Sunflower: Yeah, we practice the what is called the "5-second rule" i.e. if the thing stays on the ground for less the 5 seconds, it is still safe to pop into the mouth. Blowing the dust off the surface helps too.

Pam: Perhaps what you are saying that we still put the same amount of rubbish into our systems. Only difference is that rubbish these days are chemically artificial while rubbish of the old days are more au naturale. LOL.

KoreanHouseWife: Perhaps my point is that totally clean is not exactly 100% perfectly good. There is a downside to it albeit very insignificant.


6. heather left...
Friday, 16 June 2006 12:24 pm :: http://disenchantedprincess.wordpress.co
maybe it's the food.. she still needs to get use to the different types of bacteria there. i hope she gets well soon! :)


7. ris left...
Friday, 16 June 2006 12:51 pm
i think sg is too clean, similar to japan, just one shot of pollen and everyone's sneezing. if we were more exposed to germs, we wouldnt have to keep on coming up with new antibiotics. they're just decreasing our resistance ~_~ i hope your kids get well soon! at least they'll be healthier than other kids in sg next time :p


8. JayWalk left...
Friday, 16 June 2006 1:30 pm ::
Heather: Yeah. I think all these illness are part and parcel of "getting acquainted" with new viruses and bacteria.

Oh well, let's hope the kids grow up to be strong in future.

ris: That reminds me of the tale of King of Pontus named Mithridates VI (dated 63 B.C.) where he was known to take small doses of poison everyday in order to build up his resistance against them in case there was an assassination attempt on him.

And history later continued that after he was defeated by Pompey, he attempted suicide by poison to avoid capture by Rome. Ironically, he wouldn't die since he was so immune to the poisons.

Finally, he committed suicide by running into a sword.


9. Pam left...
Friday, 16 June 2006 5:00 pm
I would disagree with the post re pollen. isn't pollen naturally produced?!?! so if someone is 'allergic' to it, it's just a case of too much pollen in a season, as opposed to having a little pollen every day!
i have allergies now to rape seed. never had it till i moved to the SE (which grows alot of it, as compared to the rest of the UK). i reacted too, when i was living in tokyo but not as bad as now. i take antihistamines now, and it helps. thankfully it just means that spring's here and summer's following on!


10. JayWalk left...
Friday, 16 June 2006 9:00 pm :: 
Pam: Come to think of it, an allergy is a condition and would be unfair to classify it as an illness.


11. aloe left...
Monday, 19 June 2006 9:59 am
Unclean places creates hotspots for bacteria and germs to grow. Precedents in history has warned us of the epidemics that may occur due to this. Thus most countries endeavors to keep their own places clean. Think cleanliness is still better than suffering from the effects of a dirty place which would include pollution, smell and insects (cockroaches!!! Urgh!!). But of course, there must be a limit to it lah. Dun let being clean, become a 洁癖.


12. akk left...
Monday, 19 June 2006 12:10 pm
me back!! catching up now. clean is of cos good lah! but only if you stay in that place forever, can grow very old and still ok. like nippon ppl in the countryside and Shang-gri-la. if you have to leave that place, then not good lor.


13. JayWalk left...
Monday, 19 June 2006 1:27 pm ::
Anna: Perhaps I need to iterate that a clean environment is not a bad thing. Just wish that it was perfect. That's all.

Akk: Reminds me of the kid in the bubble. As long as he stays inside, he is fine.

Or perhaps anyone remember when Buzz Lightyear first had his helmet shield opened accidentally? That was a funny scene!

13 June 2006

PAP Policy Belies "Staying Together, Moving Ahead"

Sunflower send me a scanned copy of a $traits Times forum article dated 13 Jun 2006 (click picture to enlarge) and it was authored by our NCMP (Elect) Sylvia Lim of the Workers' Party.

It struck a very deep chord with me as it reflected my sentiment exactly when I wrote about it in my previous blog entry. What I feel about PAP wards getting preferential treatment is very dangerous. It reeks of segregation. The very taboo that we are trying to avoid when we go all out to combat things like racism. Hence our pledge "...as one united people, regardless of race, language or religion..." Looks like the PAP has forgotten all about it already.

Like Ms Sylvia Lim echoed, we are the same taxpayers on equal footing regardless of which ward we are in. At no time, did the opposition wards ask to be pushed to the front of the queue. All they are asking is a fair shot in the queue instead of getting stuck, by default, to the back.

Is that too much to ask? 

Is it so wrong to ask for a level-playing field? 

The whole idea behind "one united people" is that each and every Singaporean get a equal chance to stand on equal footing. What PAP does with this upgrading queue scheme totally undermines that.

Despite paying the same taxes like everybody else, are folks in the opposition wards second-class citizens? Are folks, who are in opposition wards, any lesser of a Singaporean than the rest? If no, then why do they not get a fair* chance in the queue?
 
Think about it and draw your own conclusion, please.

* The keyword here is "fair" and is different from asking for "preferential" treatment. Big difference there. Please note.

 - Voxeros


1. Pam left...
Tuesday, 13 June 2006 5:24 pm
i can't seem to enlarge the article - so can't really comment on it - but what i find interesting is that the mediocre media actually had the guts to publish it. good on them!! :)


2. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 13 June 2006 5:47 pm ::
Pam: That's because your browser as a auto-shrink-to-fit-screen feature.
Just hover your mouse over the image, click once if you need to. A button will appear at the bottom right corner of the image.

Click that and the image will be restored to it's original enlarged size.
Let me know if you still have trouble.

If all else fail, the address is here http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaywalk/166253172/

3. Pam left...
Tuesday, 13 June 2006 11:33 pm
interesting...
completely agree with you. would just like to add that over here at least, I have a Conservative Party MP, ie not the ruling party (which is Labour). Practically the whole of the SouthEast of UK is Conservative, but that's not the point. The taxes we pay are many tiered. We have the normal 'income tax' (lowest 22%, highest 40%), and then we have monthly council tax which is paid to the city council which will pay for the police, garbage collectors, road-resurfacing etcetc. The council will take on the ideas of whichever party they work for, so my council is basically 'conservative'.

i doubt it will work in Singapore this way, but perhaps that's why in the UK it doesn't really matter 'who's in power' where you live?

sorry if this doesn't make any sense - have just had weeks of exam marking and exam boards!!!!

4. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 15 June 2006 1:29 pm :: 
Pam: Honestly, you are not making sense... YET. But I can feel that you are heading somewhere with this.

Perhaps if you are able to further elaborate on this?

5. Pam left...
Thursday, 15 June 2006 7:32 pm
ok - i'm not sure where you think i'm not making sense but let's try and put it in the local context.

i live in what you may refer to as an 'opposition ward' (since Labour's in power now, and i live in a city where it's controlled by the Conservatives - ie we have a Conservative MP, and the things that are implemented are done with the Conservative Party's ideologies so to speak).

we have many tiers of taxes. the normal income tax goes to the central government. that i suppose pays for things like health, education, police etc.

then we have council tax which goes to the city or county council where you live. i pay approximately 300 SGD per month. this pays for things that happen locally, like the bin man, extra police patrol, improvement of local roads, bus stops, school buses for kids, old people care etc.

this is the tax that the local MPs and councils can use to 'improve' the area. So, it's like saying the people who live in Potong Pasir will pay their council tax money to Mr Chiam and he and his party will take this money to do the upgrading processes. If this works the way it works in the UK, then it won't really matter where you live (ie, opposition or not) because you still pay some amount of tax..it's basically up to the council how that money is spent. therefore there won't be this discrimination against those who live in opposition wards.

is this any clearer?

6. JayWalk left...
Friday, 16 June 2006 11:50 am :: 
Pam: If Singapore were to adopt this 2-tier approach to taxation then opposition ward residents will not be complaining about the lack of facilities.

Problem is that there is only 1 tax for all and as such, PAP does not have the right to segregate Singaporeans into PAP ward residents and opposition ward residents.

7. Pam left...
Friday, 16 June 2006 5:02 pm
oh completely agree on that... and it's amazing/interesting that over all these years, this 'tactic' hasn't worked! :)

8. JayWalk left...
Friday, 16 June 2006 9:04 pm ::
Pam: Due to their sheer over confident arrogance, they have stopped listening to people a long time ago.

09 June 2006

The World Cup Cometh (version 2006)



Panda eyes on my face they stamped.

I bid my wifey "See ya around".

The World Cup cometh,

"I see you back in July, on the 10th"



- Voxeros

1. sunflower left...
Saturday, 10 June 2006 11:23 pm
Lets hope you won't become third class citizen when world cup is over *_*""


2. akk left...
Monday, 12 June 2006 10:20 am
panda eyes they stamped? hahhah...world cup took away more than sleep, man. your poetry also bo liao....


3. JayWalk left...
Monday, 12 June 2006 12:43 pm :: 
sunflower: I hope so too!

akk: That hardly qualifies as a poem! But you're right, it'd make a terribly bo liao prose.

06 June 2006

Privilege: Good Vs Evil



Following yesterday's post on Children's Day in Spitland, I took this picture while I was in the playground. This picture may not tell you any story at first glance but perhaps let me share with you my thoughts at the very moment that prompted me to take this photo.

This is a picture of the local folks looking into the school's playground. A school where it sets me back by RMB 10,000 per semester (2 semesters per year) just for Faith alone. Imagine when Gabe comes of pre-school age....

It breaks my heart to see a kid on the other side of the fence and I asked myself this question.

Are they the under-privileged ones or are we just being over-privileged?

In a world of haves-vs-have-nots, I think parents giving the best to their kids is getting a bit out of hand. Guess what? We, the parents, are stupidly being fleeced by all these new age fandangos that were virtually unheard of, a couple of decades ago. Things like Montessori, Shicida and some other "enrichment" classes that can run up to as much as S$500 per month per child.

What if you can't afford? Then how?

Granted that one may argue that you can't put a price tag on the well-being of your child but there are times when don't have the money to afford it means don't have the money to afford it. Will "these kids" grow up to be lesser of a person?

While not trying to sound overly negative, we are unfortunately bound by the "What If" element.

What if these classes do significantly better your child? Would you have sabo-ed your child by not investing?

It is a competitive world out there and parents, whether they admit it or not, will somehow compare each other's kids in the hope that their offspring would come out on top. Hence, as much as we grudge about the high costs of a child's education, we still end up obediently forking out the dollars.

I did toy with the idea of sending my kids to local school like every other Ch1nese kids but having seen their standard first-hand, I would have to put my foot down and say No. The Singapore education system, while not perfect, is far superior that the local options and I cannot accept anything less than that.

Let me give you a real life example (names have been changed).

Luke, eldest son of a Hong Kong friend of mine, followed me back to Singapore a few years ago to go visit our schools. My friend's intention was to send Luke to Singapore to continue his education and my friend himself also concede that HK's education system really "cannot make it". I brought him to meet up with one of the schools' principal and Luke was given a test to assess his current standard in order to establish a recommendation of which year for Luke to join, in the coming year.

The results showed that Luke should start at Primary 5.

Problem is, Luke was 16 years old.

Luke's brother, Dean, was a better candidate to send to Singapore for Dean is much younger at the age of 11. Assessment revealed that he should start at Primary 3 even though had he stayed on in Hong Kong, he would have gone on to Primary 5. Still, going back by 2 years isn't exactly a big problem since he would have caught up with the local Singapore boys by the time they reach University and Dean can get back on par since Dean doesn't need to do the 2 years of National Service.

Here's a funny story. So it was decided that Luke should stay on in Hong Kong while Dean come to Singapore to study. Dean enjoyed his first day of school very much and was all excited to come home to tell everybody about his first day. The first thing that he said, while beaming with pride, "I am the tallest in class!"

*facepalm*

- Voxeros

1. mht left...
Tuesday, 6 June 2006 4:17 pm
kids these days have no childhood.


2. airhole left...
Tuesday, 6 June 2006 4:28 pm
you know, ppl are aware of this.. but the severity of the situation puts a chill down my spinal cord all the way to my ass...


3. aloe left...
Tuesday, 6 June 2006 5:49 pm
Ooooo... that's what happened to a TW family I know. All the kids were "downgraded" cos of their English standard but they were asked to take higher chinese. haaa!

The bad thing is.. even though they know they have poor english, they still refuse to speak English to us to brush it up.... biang...


4. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 6 June 2006 8:15 pm ::
mht: Yah. You don't see scraped knees on kids these days.

airhole: People may be aware but it seems like there is no feasible way to resolve it and so we are all kinda like lambs for the slaughter.

Anna: At least the TW kids have a good Ch1nese standard to get bye. HK kids, being native cantonese speakers, have neither.


5. Pam left...
Tuesday, 6 June 2006 10:13 pm
i think you need to consider what's best for your child in the given environment. What you're willing to compromise on, may not be what other parents are willing to sacrifice.

D and i were just saying that when/if we have children and we stil live here, we already know which primary school we want to send the kid to - and it's not just because it's catholic, but more importantly the values of that particular school are v similar to the ones that we hold. hopefully the assumption is that the families who send their children to the same school hold similar values.

it is completely unbelievable the sorts of kids we have nowadays roaming the streets!


6. sunflower left...
Wednesday, 7 June 2006 9:19 am
Jay, I take this topic seriously but I can't help but very much wanted to tell you, your RM10K is not even half a peanut.
@.@ (*faint*)


7. akk left...
Wednesday, 7 June 2006 10:22 am
in ch1na, it's alot of peanuts liao.

My childhood consists of staying with my granny and playing all day with my neighbours. my parents, weren't too worried or to give us more lessons which they think is a waste of money (ballet, violin, piano etc). they got us swimming and survival skills though. Best time of my life.

Unless we truly begged them for these extra-curricular activities, we don't get them, although my parents can certainly afford it. I'm glad my mum never made me learn e piano, which was the fashion in our times. i have more time to read, write and draw. i had to beg for paints and trips to the library and this made me relish what i do.

investing is not all money. investing can be time and play and parental education. money can buy a lot of extra activities to buff up a child's day. but if she just go thru the whole fiasco without knowing what these activities are for and whether she truly liked them, it'll not be a very memorable childhood. and also, not having to have to fight for something and be given everything? how i use to envy my frens last time, who seemed so accomplished, but my parents did the right thing.


8. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 7 June 2006 11:42 am ::
Pam: I do recall encountering the so-called brats when I was a kid but none as blatant as the brats of today.

Sunflower: Care to expand on this?

Akk: Truckloads of peanuts relative to the local Joe Average.

On another note, kids these days should play more in the sun rather then locked up in their air-con rooms revolving their lives around the x-boxes. The sun and fresh air are free one leh.


9. sunflower left...
Wednesday, 7 June 2006 1:06 pm
10k per semester, 20K per year convert to sg using 5 as exchange rate worked out to be SGD4k. If you send your child to Montessori, Shicida and some other "enrichment" classes in sg, I bet you pay even more.

I agreed kid should go under the sun, but hor, nowsaday, a lot of parents oso never go under the sun, like tat how har?


10. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 7 June 2006 10:10 pm :: 
Sunflower: You sure it's 4K? You wanna use a calculator to double-check? :P


11. slurp! left...
Tuesday, 13 June 2006 12:09 am :: http://slurplog.blogsome.com
omg, does this even looks like a school? perhaps disneyland for pre-schoolers :P

05 June 2006

Children's Day

June 1st is Children's Day over here in Spitland and the pre-school where Faith attends organised an activity day for both parents and kids. (Click individual picture for an enlargement).
First stop, a quick tour around the school.
 
I really hate to be this guy in the School Mascot suit. He was being attacked by the kids! Unfortunately for him, there is really nothing the mascot can do about it coz he was under the watchful eyes of the parents who pays his salary. Really Lan Lan Situation.

 

 Faith is enjoying herself.



Faith excitedly pulls us along to show off her masterpiece.



But hor, something tells me I am not getting exactly my money's worth in terms of school fees, which incidentally is bladdy expensive. Sekali, there is indeed a country named Singapor and that indeed is the country's flag!




But this next picture is the ultimate...
 

... but look on the bright side. It could have been WHORES.
  - Voxeros

1. heather left...
Monday, 5 June 2006 11:18 pm :: http://disenchantedprincess.wordpress.co
muahaha.. what country is that..!! OMG! They need new geography teacher... haha i can go there and apply to teach them geography. :P


2. sunflower left...
Monday, 5 June 2006 11:23 pm
Even thought you are not getting exactly the money's worth in terms of school fees, but I can see Faith really enjoys herself!
So, ok lah open one eye close one eye lor!


3. Pam left...
Tuesday, 6 June 2006 12:08 am
so...did you point out the errors to them? any heads gonna roll?? :)
we had a documentary on tv the other day re the event that happened years ago in the famous square in the capital of the country you currently live in. and the question was: what's happened to the person who stood up to the machines of war?... unfortunately there were no answers...


4. KingMeng left...
Tuesday, 6 June 2006 12:38 am :: http://kingmeng.wordpress.com
I hope they don't spell potato as "potatoe"


5. aloe left...
Tuesday, 6 June 2006 8:48 am
you should go correct their error.


6. mht left...
Tuesday, 6 June 2006 9:10 am
i got curious and went to check on the correct country for "Singapor" the correct country is: Saint Kitts and Nevis


7. akk left...
Tuesday, 6 June 2006 10:25 am
wah lau...i was about to say that the school looked pretty local and even quite nice, with flat screen pc some more. but surely they should do something about the English teacher they have over there......


8. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 6 June 2006 1:27 pm ::
Heather & Anna: I didn't bother to take issue with it for after all, they are merely for decorative purposes and these kids are way too young to learn geography yet. So no harm done yet.

Pam: Event? What event? NO EVENT! NEVER EXISTED! Shoo shoo! :P

King Meng: Wrong meh? Ex-US Vice President Dan Quayle spelt it that way what! :P

MHT: Thanks for the update. Was curious to find out but too lazy. Hur hur hur.

Akk: Good biligual teachers are hard to come by and besides, if they heng heng can find one, I dunno how much more I have to pay liao. -_-"


9. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 6 June 2006 8:11 pm ::
Sunflower: My sentiments exactly in the sense that she enjoyed going to school (except the part where we need to literally peel her off the bed every morning).


10. hitomi left...
Tuesday, 6 June 2006 9:15 pm
aiya, ask your wifey to teach english there lor...


11. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 7 June 2006 10:52 pm ::
hitomi: Actually, that's what wifey has been doing. We bought materials for home-schooling as well.


12. lancerlord left...
Thursday, 15 June 2006 7:00 am :: http://lancerlord.blogspot.com
Spell Singapor not bad lor. Singarpo sounds worse.
I should visit the place more often. Even the horse picture also shows a stunned horse. :)


13. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 15 June 2006 1:35 pm ::
lancerlord: I supposed you are right. At least we get a place on the steps. :)


14. ah_9 left...
Friday, 16 June 2006 1:46 pm :: http://9.liquidblade.com
Haaa! HORES!
- 9


15. JayWalk left...
Friday, 16 June 2006 3:47 pm :: 
Ah 9: I tell you that day when I saw it hor, iBlur.

03 June 2006

Go To Bed Early

Something strange happened last night. Wifey asked me to go to sleep early last night and I was like "HAR?"
Below is how the dialogue unfolded...





Wifey: Oi. You should go to bed now.
JayWalk: HAR? So Early? (Looking at the time on the computer screen that said 11:34pm)
Wifey: You should sleep early lah.
JayWalk: But it's only 11-plus what!
(Split Second Pause)
JayWalk: Wait a minute! You want to use the PC, is it?
Wifey: Yah. (Smiling sheepishly).
JayWalk: Basket... -________-"



For someone who more often than not hits the sack never earlier than 2am, this really caught me by surprise. If not for the skeptic in me to smell something fishy, I would have been conned into relinquishing control of the PC.

Nah beh. If want to use the PC, just say so mah. Must use underhanded tactic one meh? I can easily switch to my laptop mah.
Basket.....
- Voxeros

1. Koreanhousewife left...
Saturday, 3 June 2006 11:39 pm
Aiyo...berri funny when U said: Basket....(lolx) I think surfer babe also like tat:( When she wanna watch cable on the other channel, then she will say to me: I think its time for U to take yr shower hor?
I think I normally give in and stroll away, unless its: The Apprentice. I die die also wont give in and bear my fangs and say: CANNOT! (plus rolled eyes)


2. akk left...
Sunday, 4 June 2006 12:04 am
 .........why are u still on the PC till so late? shouldn't you be otherwise occupied?
I also give u this face -_-


3. akk left...
Sunday, 4 June 2006 12:14 am
ayyyy??!! my face has been SHORTENED!!!! i try again: --__--||


4. sunflower left...
Sunday, 4 June 2006 12:33 am
basket, your head!


5. Jaslyn left...
Sunday, 4 June 2006 4:12 am :: http://precious-jas.blogspot.com
Basket! I thot she wanna ask u go to bed(with her)... Hahhaaa


6. Jaschocolate left...
Sunday, 4 June 2006 10:18 am
Chey.. i thought wife very passionate and want to give you so loving in bed... sodesuka


7. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 4 June 2006 10:31 am ::
Jaslyn, Akk, Jaschocolate: Ahh... that's for me to know, and for you NOT to find out. :P

Koreanhousewife: Surfer Babe not a fan of The Apprentice. I am watching Season 5 and down to the final 2. The grand finale will be aired in the US tomorrrow.

Sunflower: Basket my head? Man, I think you also like my wife 耍手段 one.. :(


8. sunflower left...
Sunday, 4 June 2006 11:10 am
I tht 女人不坏,男人不爱! tats why you dotes your wife ma!
>>.<<


9. winter left...
Sunday, 4 June 2006 11:35 am
i tot she also asked u to go bed with her leh
hahahahahha
not because of the computer :P


10. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 4 June 2006 11:47 am :
Sunflower: Eh? I thought it's supposed to be the other way round?

Winter: Ahem... again no comment. *cough*


11. sunflower left...
Sunday, 4 June 2006 2:22 pm
lolz, last comment, or you are thinking the other wise! tat why you so ARGH!


12. heather left...
Sunday, 4 June 2006 3:03 pm :: http://disenchantedprincess.wordpress.co
maybe your wife also want to blog! Muahaha..


13. winter left...
Sunday, 4 June 2006 8:30 pm
no comments mean something
lol


14. akk left...
Sunday, 4 June 2006 9:39 pm
ahahah...winter, u can join our group of 'alternative' thinkers liao, hahahah...


15. nadnut left...
Monday, 5 June 2006 9:48 am
your wifey so cute!


16. JayWalk left...
Monday, 5 June 2006 12:32 pm ::
Sunflower, Winter & Akk: Let's try to keep this blog PG-13 rated, shall we?

Heather: Nah. She is not a blogger. She doesn't even read them. She is one of "the others".

Nadnut: Yah... sometimes she do things you dunno whether to laugh or cry one.


17. mht left...
Monday, 5 June 2006 3:02 pm
maybe that is the difference between male and female.
for male, it will be: "oei, i want to use computer, get lost!"
for female, it's : "honey, it getting late, i think u shd rest now..."


18. aloe left...
Tuesday, 6 June 2006 8:46 am
er.. isn't that why you love her?? Heheheh! =D


19. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 6 June 2006 1:29 pm ::
mht: And hence proves that Men are from Mars and Women from Venus.

Anna: 唉! 上了贼船. 真是一言难尽! :P

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