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31 July 2006

Eggs Benedict

I love eggs in every way. From sunny-side up to over-easy to hard boiled. My favourite is a close toss up between kopi-tiam-half-boiled-egg-in-a-saucer and Eggs Benedict.

So imagine my delight on my first morning in Vegas when I spotted this in the cafe's menu.
"... poached eggs and ham on a English muffin, smothered with hollandaise sauce..."
My friend Kev, obviously rubbing off some of the enthusiasm from me, beat me to waiter, ordering the Eggs Benedict with absolutely no clue what it was.

Kev: I will order first.

Waiter: Very well, sir. What would you be having?

Kev: I would like the Eggs Benedict over-easy and I would like the change the muffin to croissant.

Waiter: -____________-"

A quick elbow nudge to his ribs quickly ensued as I whispered to the waiter to ignore him. 

A silent nod of acknowledgment from the waiter and we continued with the ordering from the rest of the table.

I waited for our food to arrive before giving Kev his Eggs Benedict 101 introduction.

Moral of the story?

知之为知之, 不知为不知, 是知也.
 True wisdom comes from knowing what you know as well as knowing what you do not know.
- Voxeros

1. akk left...
Tuesday, 1 August 2006 8:12 am
eh...perhaps the wise Jaywalk can explain exactly to me what is eggs benedict? i know u said poached egg, but I dunno what's that either. Corduroy and Finch have it, but i must make sure first before i hail and order (see? i learn!).:)


2. sunflower left...
Tuesday, 1 August 2006 12:04 pm
I like sunny-side up!


3. heather left...
Tuesday, 1 August 2006 1:29 pm :: http://disenchantedprincess.wordpress.co
hehehe looks good but too much sauce?? does it taste good?


4. Jaslyn left...
Tuesday, 1 August 2006 11:13 pm
Me another sua ku here. Never hear b4, let alone eat. Can explain? SG got sell? Hahaa


5. Pam left...
Wednesday, 2 August 2006 2:07 am
poached eggs - http://www.hormel.com/templates/knowledge/knowledge.asp?catitemid=10&id=446

A poached egg cooked on the stovetop is one that is cooked in simmering water without the shell. Unlike a boiled or coddled egg that benefits from the use of an older egg, a poached egg is best when a very fresh egg is used. This is because the fresh egg, when placed into the heated water, will not spread out like an older egg, yielding better results with the shape and texture of the egg.


6. Chocolate left...
Wednesday, 2 August 2006 10:02 am
not bad like that.. maybe you should make some for all of us..


7. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 2 August 2006 2:25 pm :: 
Chocolate: How about you doing for us, since you are the one who is free these days? I am sure the recipe is available somewhere in the internet. No?
Try googling it.


8. Chocolate left...
Thursday, 3 August 2006 12:53 am
errrr.. hahaha.. heehee.. huh?


9. Gary left...
Thursday, 3 August 2006 12:57 am
hmm.. i did a search on where to find this breakfast in singapore..
1) Menotti #01-17 Raffles City Shopping Centre
2) Lazy Gourmet Deli #02-11 Shaw Centre
3) Epicurious 60 Robertson Quay, #01-02
4) Lawry's Paragon, 290 Orchard Road #02-42/44


10. aloe left...
Thursday, 3 August 2006 9:33 am
I love eggs!! But I'm not sure if I would like this... hmmm...
Link to wikipedia will tell you how eggs benedict is prepared. Then wikipedia will provide further links to how poached eggs is prepared and how hollandise sauce (the sauce that's placed on top of the eggs and muffin in eggs benedict) is prepared.
Dun ask me to do it. Moi is too lazy... muahahahah!


11. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 3 August 2006 2:10 pm ::
Chocolate: Har?

Gary: Whoa! Lawry's! I wonder how much it cost over there for the eggs benedict?

Anna: Why am I not surprised? *throw arms into the air*


12. Pam left...
Thursday, 3 August 2006 5:33 pm
i did check wikipedia but it didn't really tell how to make it. oh well...i don't like eggs benedict anyway... :)


13. chocolate left...
Friday, 4 August 2006 1:12 am
Pam: Got ah.. the link is http://breakfast.cereal.com/eggs-benedict.htm
Don't know where to get the sauce though... NTUC got boh?


14. chocolate left...
Friday, 4 August 2006 1:14 am
Ahhh.. this other link got show how to make the sauce.. http://members.cox.net/jjschnebel/eggsbene.html


15. JayWalk left...
Friday, 4 August 2006 7:34 am :: 
Pam: Eh? Then what would your egg be?
My least favourite is the hard boiled egg (even though I don't hate it lah). It reminds me of Tekong days. =(

Chocolate: I believe NTUC is not the only supermarket in Singapore lah. Try Cold Storage or Jason's.
Now that you have the recipe, let see you get to work on it!


16. Chocolate left...
Friday, 4 August 2006 10:57 am
errr.. where is Jason's? U know where in Singapore i can get a turkey now? Don't know cold storage got or not..

30 July 2006

Eating Snake In Las Vegas

Normally, I would pencil in only 3 working days for any market that I attend. Apparently, for this Las Vegas market, my meetings spilled over into the 4th day but the problem is that it is only for a portion of the 4th day. With that, Kev and I just decided to ditch the market and head down to Caesars Palace Forum to jalan jalan for the rest of the afternoon as we took another friend to her favourite place, Louis Vuitton. Where else? =P


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Ahh..... the only difference with the Louis Vuitton in Paris is that there isn't a super long queue of TiongKok Lang queuing outside waiting to get in.



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I thought I heard someone asking for Gucci? Let me hear you scream!!!

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Spotted this at the Exotic Car display where they have this F430 Spider. Yum!


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It gets even better as we walk along to see this Lambourghini Murcielago V10.


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Just when you thought you are seen the best, this one shows up in front of us. This is also another Lambourghini Murcielago but this is a V12 version and the paintwork is absolutely stunning.


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This is the Bellagio that is supposedly the only 5-star Hotel in the Las Vegas Strip. Dunno about them but those hotels I stayed at like the present Paris Hotel to me, seemed pretty 5-starred. Strangely how it didn't get the certification. Perhaps Las Vegas operates on a higher benchmark? Judging from this, I think our 5 Stars would probably be around their 3 Stars standard.

- Voxeros

1. Jaslyn left...
Monday, 31 July 2006 12:47 am
U wanna hear me SCREAM? AAaaaaaRrrrrgggggGGGghhhhHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
GUCCI!! Its super nice leh the boutique! Omg! Omg! Omg! Hee..
That yellow Lambourghini Murcielago V10 makes me think of Mr D leh.. SobSob.. His fave car...


2. sunflower left...
Monday, 31 July 2006 8:48 am
The Gucci look nicer than the LV boutique in LA!
Wow you terrible, go US so far away to eat snake!


3. JayWalk left...
Monday, 31 July 2006 10:35 am ::
Jaslyn: Wel,, I was rooting for a squeal. Oh well, close enough. =P

sunflower: LV boutique in LV. Hmmm nice ring to it.
As for eating snake hor, anywhere is a good place to eat snake lah. hur hur hur...


4. spinnee left...
Monday, 31 July 2006 3:21 pm :: http://spinnee.blogspot.com
my my, i wished u had packed me into ur suitcase !!! :(


5. JayWalk left...
Monday, 31 July 2006 6:07 pm ::
Spinnee: It's sad that you finally realised that all the charbohs only want to get into your suitcase and not your pants. Haiz... =(


6. aloe left...
Tuesday, 1 August 2006 11:38 am
oh... the exterior of the Gucci boutique looks so romanized... and yes, I agree that it looks nicer than the LV boutique. Heheheh!! Got those olden days look. =P
The black color Lambourghini Murcielago V12 is simply droolicious!! =P~~


7. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 2 August 2006 5:50 am :: 
Anna: The Roman theme is due to the fact that the store is located in the Caesars Palace Forum, of which the hotel, casino and resort has a Roman theme.


8. vish left...
Sunday, 6 August 2006 5:28 am
haish... one day la, i will shop like no tomorrow in these stores. obviously not now, but i will one day.
dunno how, dunno when. only know that i will... hehehe.
very optimistic huh?


9. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 6 August 2006 6:38 am :: 
Vish: One day indeed! Let me be the first to wish you good luck!

29 July 2006

New Found Stuff

Sorry for being missing for quite a number of days but I just didn't feel like spending USD 10.99 per day for internet access. Considering the fact that I am hardly in my hotel room for obvious reasons. Hur hur hur....

Anyway, I was at the gas station when I spotted this two products.


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I spotted Marlboro Blue and Gold. I think Blue is Marlboro Mild but I am not sure about the Gold though. I do remember we have Marlboro Medium (red with white borders) back in the late 90s.


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Remember Coke Blak? Well, they have that over here in the US too and in addition, there is Coke Zero. Coke Zero is like the new and improved version of the Coke Light (previously known as Diet Coke). Difference? 1 Calorie for the prior weighs in at a grand total of 1 Calorie while this new Coke Zero is 0 calorie as the name suggest?

So how was it? Coke Zero is more frothy and IMHO, tastes a lot better.

- Voxeros

1. sunflower left...
Saturday, 29 July 2006 11:52 pm
Can send me a few can of Coke Zero? I give you my address privately. :D


2. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 30 July 2006 12:58 am :: 
sunflower: Probably not this trip since my luggage is filled to the brim with catalogues.
Fret not, I am flying up again in mid August. But then hor, I don't think they allow sending Coke via Fedex as it is deemed explosive. I'll bring back some when I come back lah. Sekali by then Singapore have it liao. =(


3. Gary left...
Monday, 31 July 2006 12:09 am
hmm, about that coke blak.. singapore still not selling it.. i doubt about coke zero also..


4. JayWalk left...
Monday, 31 July 2006 10:37 am :: 
Gary: Last I heard from KoreanHouseWife that she spotted Pepsi Tarik in JB which essentially is the same thing. Do keep a lookout for it, if you happen to be making a trip to Malaysia.

New Found Stuff

Sorry for being missing for quite a number of days but I just didn't feel like spending USD 10.99 per day for internet access. Considering the fact that I am hardly in my hotel room for obvious reasons. Hur hur hur....

Anyway, I was at the gas station when I spotted this two products.


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I spotted Marlboro Blue and Gold. I think Blue is Marlboro Mild but I am not sure about the Gold though. I do remember we have Marlboro Medium (red with white borders) back in the late 90s.


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Remember Coke Blak? Well, they have that over here in the US too and in addition, there is Coke Zero. Coke Zero is like the new and improved version of the Coke Light (previously known as Diet Coke). Difference? 1 Calorie for the prior weighs in at a grand total of 1 Calorie while this new Coke Zero is 0 calorie as the name suggest?

So how was it? Coke Zero is more frothy and IMHO, tastes a lot better.

- Voxeros

25 July 2006

Jee Bah Ban


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AKK, this picture is taken specially for you. Now would you do us the honour of singing your Jee Bah Ban song again?

Please???

- Voxeros

1. akk left...
Tuesday, 25 July 2006 5:29 pm
Wah Lau! u want me to bring the house down again ah?! u haven't abused your ears enuff issit? masochism came back full force ISSIT? Choujidan....

incidentally that pic of the JPB like unbelievable...so small the pile of money... but nice pic, i printing it out illegally in the office now...


2. Sibeh Sian left...
Tuesday, 25 July 2006 9:41 pm :: http://sibehsibehsian.blogspot.com
Now Seventh month, also got a lot of ji pah ban all over the island sia!


3. sunflower left...
Tuesday, 25 July 2006 10:34 pm
hmmm anything for me????
*small small eye looking at jay*


4. Chocolate left...
Tuesday, 25 July 2006 10:59 pm
Haiz... if only that whole pile of money is mine... sighz...


5. Jaslyn left...
Wednesday, 26 July 2006 6:56 am
Hahaha.. I like that Jee Bah Ban song! Sometimes we'll purposely play in KTV and have a gd laugh at it! Hahhaa..


6. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 26 July 2006 8:58 am :: 
Akk: Yes! Bring the house down, baby!!

Sibeh Sian: You damn jialat.... Cannot be lah. Hell Money where got so small denomination one?

Sunflower: Picture for you har? Ok ok... let me try to take picture of women wearing translucent dress. =P

Chocolate: If only....

Jaslyn: Quick help me persuade AKK to do an encore!!


7. Lynne left...
Wednesday, 26 July 2006 10:52 am
I saw this in Vegas, which hotel was it in again? I dun remember. So how was your trip, mine was HOT, HOT, HOT ... the weather so damn hot man!!! :)


8. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 26 July 2006 12:37 pm :: 
Lynne: This was taken in Paris Hotel where I am staying. It is located at the connecting path leading to Bally's.
Talk about HOT man.... I melting like nobody business. =(


9. aloe left...
Thursday, 27 July 2006 8:47 am
what is that Jee Bah Ban song?? Got lyrics? Got actual song?


10. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 29 July 2006 3:51 pm :: 
Anna: Jee Bah Ban is an actually Hokkien song which AKK posted her unplugged version that launched her to national fame in the papers.
I will look for it when I get back. Hopefully, I have a copy somewhere.

24 July 2006

Head Up To Las Vegas


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After spending the 3 days in Los Angeles clearing meetings and appointments, it's time to set off for Las Vegas for the Las Vegas Furniture Market. This time round, we decided to head up to Las Vegas by car.


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En route, I found this place which I am sure Jaslyn will squeal with delight when she sees this.


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We took the Mercedes Benz S65 AMG and pushed it to 240 km/h. Too bad, by the time I got out the camera, we came down to 210 km/h already as we had to slow down before we crash into the cars up front.


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This is where the 600 horses are packed under the hood. It was a journey of about 190 miles or 305 km (roughly Singapore to KL). We could have cleared it under 3 hours if not for the fact that the traffic was pretty heavy and we spotted several Highway Patrol before they spotted us.


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Er.... anyone knows how to pronounced this name on the street sign?


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Ahh yes, the famous Death Valley, located in the equally famous Mojave Desert, at 86m below sea level, marks the lowest point in the USA.


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Speaking of desert, we were under the scorching sun all the way and the outside temperature reads 47 degrees Celsius on our dashboard.


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At about the 3/4 way mark, we saw a lightning storm up ahead and we drove in its direction.


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As we drove right into the storm, the temperature plummeted to 23 degrees Celsius. A drop of 14 degrees in a matter of minutes! However, we drove through and passed the storm behind us, the temperature returned to the 40s.


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The final stretch before we hit Las Vegas was straight all the way. Time Check: 3 hours exactly.


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Passed by this curious looking hill with the black top amidst the light brown of the desert sand. Turns out that it was the shadow of the large cloud above.


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Destination reached. Coke anyone?

More updates in days to come. Akan Datang. Stay tuned.

- Voxeros

1. sunflower left...
Monday, 24 July 2006 4:30 pm
wow, I like the blue sky! so beautiful!


2. Jaslyn left...
Monday, 24 July 2006 5:59 pm
Pa.. Wat makes me squeal with delight? Haha.. Coach ah?


3. chocolate left...
Tuesday, 25 July 2006 6:59 am
COKE!!! Okie, i need to cut down my intake.. :p


4. aloe left...
Tuesday, 25 July 2006 8:42 am
Coach FACTORY!! I Wan also!!! muahahah!!
You guys are travelling very fast!! Is that the norm speed that everyone is travelling at?
Pronounced as ZZZZZ??
I like the storm picture.
40 over degrees is very HOT! I sweat for you as I read.. haaaa!!! Dun get sunburnt hor. =P


5. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 25 July 2006 9:31 am :: 
sunflower: That's the good thing about the vast spaciousness of the US, lotsa sky.

Jaslyn: Coach + Factory + Outlet mah... No?

Chocolate: I wonder how many spoonfuls of sugars is in a coke of that size?

Anna: Nah, it's just us trying to see how fast this car can go. Most cars travel about 110 to 120 km/h which explains why we had to slow down with we eventually caught up with the cars in front of us.


6. Jaslyn left...
Tuesday, 25 July 2006 4:41 pm
Think if its Gucci.. More tempting! Factory Outlet... Yes!! Fave!!! Hide me in your suitcase next time! Bring Me! Bring Me! hahaha.. But u gonna need a damn big suitcase to fit me in tho..


7. Chocolate left...
Tuesday, 25 July 2006 11:00 pm
I think we will drown in it.. so who will care how many spoons of sugar leh..


8. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 26 July 2006 8:56 am ::
Jaslyn: Gucci ah? Got! Who say dun have? Give me sometime to go take the picture.

Chocolate: At least drown happy though...


9. Lynne left...
Wednesday, 26 July 2006 10:54 am
Holy crap, brother, I worship you, Merc S65 AMG, you are DA MAN! *kowtow*
Thought of renting a Lamborgini while I was out there too, but just can't bring myself to blow USD500 for a day for it. Next trip, next trip ... Anyways, hats off to you!


10. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 26 July 2006 12:35 pm ::
Lynne: Aiyah. Just happened to be at the right place and at the right time lah.
Anyway, I am trying to make a trip to Toronto soon. Customer there says to let me test drive his new Ferrari. I also eager to try the Porsche Cayenne that another customer in Atlanta is driving heh heh....

BTW, I may be able to swing by Minneapolis some time next year. You got time or not?


11. aloe left...
Thursday, 27 July 2006 9:04 am
Gucci too??! ARW.....
hmm... Can buy and sell these branded bags (with receipts) in SG at markups..... Muahahahah!!!


12. Lynne left...
Saturday, 29 July 2006 5:59 am
You swinging by here, sure, sure. Let's meet up!!! :D


13. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 29 July 2006 3:54 pm ::
Anna: Check my updates. Got Gucci, Louis Vuitton among others. Stay tuned. 

Lynne: Now a bit early to schedule but would definitely mark it on my calendar somewhere. You on MSN or Yahoo messenger? Add me and we can discuss this further. =)

22 July 2006

Redondo Beach, California


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Decided to head down to Redondo Beach in the evening to get away from the suffocating heat wave and it's cholesterol-laden seafood for dinner. Yum!

It was a 35-mile drive but with GPS navigation on board, getting there is like a no-brainer. Ahh.. the wonders of modern technology!

Anyway, didn't have a chance to take many pictures except these two. Click to enlarge. Enjoy.


- Voxeros

1. sunflower left...
Saturday, 22 July 2006 3:33 pm
wow, next time pack me along.


2. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 22 July 2006 3:36 pm :: 
sunflower: Cannot lah. I will tio mao by your hubby one!


3. heather left...
Tuesday, 25 July 2006 2:24 pm :: http://disenchantedprincess.wordpress.co
nice beach!


4. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 25 July 2006 3:44 pm :: 
heather: Yeah, pretty nice right? But the nicest beach I have ever been would probably be a toss up between Bali and Hawaii. Bondi beach is pretty good too!


5. sunflower left...
Wednesday, 26 July 2006 11:40 am
I like the gold coast line in Australia.


6. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 26 July 2006 12:38 pm :
sunflower: Gold Coast is nice too. Actually hor, as long as there is clean beach, clean water and sunny weather, I happy like bird liao.

21 July 2006

Severe Weather Alert - City Of Industry, CA



Played golf today and got this feeling that it was usually hot. It didn't help matters that we were stuck behind a slow group and we finished our round in 5 hours under the sweltering sun as a result.

When I got back, I checked the internet for the weather and it was showing a frigging 41 degrees Celsius. It was a windless day which explains why the "Feels Like" column reads 43 degrees Celsius.

Looks like I don't have to wait for Las Vegas this coming Sunday to get fried.

- Voxeros

1. sunflower left...
Saturday, 22 July 2006 9:38 am
Fried Jaywalk... nice or not...?
Any, please apply sunblock lotion to avoid sunburn.


2. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 22 July 2006 1:25 pm ::
sunflower: You wanna try? =P
Didn't do sunblock today. I don't burn easily. Go red like lobster though.


3. heather left...
Sunday, 23 July 2006 4:11 am :: http://disenchantedprincess.wordpress.co
wow that's very super hot! It's maybe 21 here. hehe!


4. JayWalk left...
Monday, 24 July 2006 2:22 pm :: 
heather: Oh man, that's like DOUBLE your temperature over here!

20 July 2006

Mercedes Benz CL 500


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Well folks, I am in Los Angeles again and borrowed another car to test drive while I am here. This time round, I got the Mercedes Benz 500 CL. It is easy to guess if the friend, who lent me the car, is male or female by looking carefully at the photos. Not going to tell you here. I'd rather you go seek out the clues and figure it out.

Compared the to previous Mercedes Benz S65 AMG, this pales in comparison by a big distance. Despite the 5,000 cc enging capacity, the power on this car is really no fight against the S65 AMG.

Initially, I thought I was spoiled by the S65 AMG and that every car that I drive from thereon after will always be under-powered. However, after driving this 500 CL all over the place for an entire day, I've come to the conclusion that this car is really under-powered with or without the influence from the S65 AMG experience.

Still, the consolation for this car is that this is still more chio than the S65 AMG as the latter is a wee too big for my liking.

Since young, I have had this mentality that the BMW is superior to the Mercedes Benz. To make matters worse, driving a Mercedes Benz like very "uncle" leh, while I am of the perception that it is more "happening" to be driving a Beemer. Well, I have to say that after test driving both the S65 AMG and the CL 500, I think I am changing my mindset to favour Mercedes Benz more. More especially so after the 2003 design disaster of the BMW 7-Series (see below and click to enlarge).


- Voxeros

1. sunflower left...
Saturday, 22 July 2006 12:45 am
My guess, is not cha bor de
Hmm you sibeh good life. Go oversea to work, drive big car!
Envy! Next time pack me along! ^_~


2. heather left...
Saturday, 22 July 2006 2:35 am
haha my uncle has the exact same car but it's black! i think black looks nicer!


3. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 22 July 2006 6:21 am :: 
sunflower: It's char bor's. If you look closely, there is quite a number of pink stuff in there.

heather: Black is nice too. Will go very well with the pink little Piggy, strapped to seat belt.


4. sunflower left...
Saturday, 22 July 2006 9:41 am
Cant see le. I don't guess is char bor de, cos cannot find cute cute stuff in the car. Most char bor's car got a lot of cute cute stuff de.


5. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 22 July 2006 1:26 pm :
sunflower: Must click to enlarge in order to see some pinkish stuff mah....


6. Chocolate left...
Sunday, 23 July 2006 5:07 pm
haha.. never wait for me to guess.. i saw the pink pink stuff.. heehee..


7. akk left...
Monday, 24 July 2006 9:14 am
i thought with 2 exhaust pipes, must be da por...


8. JayWalk left...
Monday, 24 July 2006 2:22 pm :: 
akk: Nope. It's a char bor.


9. aloe left...
Tuesday, 25 July 2006 8:44 am
I saw the pink pink stuff too!! and tot char po... =P
er.. maybe people see pink pink stuff still think it's da po leh? Cos arh, sometimes the pink pink stuff are put there by the GFs or Wives etc. de. =P


10. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 25 July 2006 9:41 am :: 
Anna: Either that or that ta por sibeh gay leh.... =P
 

19 July 2006

Happy Planet Index Ranking

I am sure a lot of your must have read about the Happiness Ranking where our dear old Singapore is ranked at a dismal 131th position out of a total of 178 countries. (Click picture to enlarge)

Now before anyone thinks that I am bashing the Gahmen again. I'm not. I just feel the need to explain the ranking from our own perspective.

If you look properly, you would realised that the top HPI ranked countries are those that are relatively poorer. However, does that mean that they are better off then us?

Let me give you an analogy. Just compare the kids of yesteryears and kids of today.

Last time when we were kids, we had so much fun flying paper kites that cost us 10 cents or marbles that come in 10 for the dime. Spiders and LongKang fishes are free.

Today we have kids who would brawled his/her eye sockets out just because he/she doesn't have a PSP or GBA. A toy that sets the parents back by several hundred dollars.

Now would you say that the kids of yesteryears were a better off bunch? No necessarily. There is this thing called Latent Demand.

We are less happy because we have more wants in this modern era and hence are having a more difficult time fulfilling each and everyone of them compared to the next person who lead a simpler life.

So anyway, here's a word out to the people not to be too worried about our relatively low ranking in the HPI, even though we have been pretty buay song with the Gahmen of late.

Chinese Idiom Of The Day.

知足常乐

- Voxeros

1. Chocolate left...
Thursday, 20 July 2006 8:29 am
Well, i guess we are getting more and more greedy. Plus, there are more expectations from the parents to the children, resulting in the children feeling more pressurized.
And in turn, this pressure is converted to the need for material items to destress for some. That's how some of the wants come about. :p


2. akk left...
Thursday, 20 July 2006 8:50 am
i agree. i'm glad i didn't have a lavish childhood.


3. meepok left...
Thursday, 20 July 2006 9:25 am
Singaporeans in general are materialistic. Always want MORE, BETTER, DIFFERENT. In an era of consumerism, there is no way to catch up with new product launches. Hence these pple feel their needs are unmet. For me, things are simple. Gimme a kopi, an occasional tiger beer with ice @ kopitiam, a once in a blue moon ciggy and having an old talk cock buddy (like Jay) .......... I'm contented.


4. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 20 July 2006 1:19 pm ::
Chocolate: Greedy is one thing and not wanting to lose out to the next fella is the other thing that drives people to chase for more and/or better.
May not necessarily need to have the most and/or have the best. Just more than and/or better than the next fella can liao.

Akk: What can I say, you are one of the more grounded people I know. Glad to have known in person. Certainly an honour and a pleasure.

Meepok: As the saying goes, "ai pee, ai chee, ai tua liap nee gu ai zhao looi". Haiz...
We have come a long way with the talking cock. More than 20 years in fact. :)


5. sunflower left...
Thursday, 20 July 2006 3:30 pm
I agree, 知足常乐. And I am a happy person! yipeee ^_~


6. Pam left...
Thursday, 20 July 2006 5:28 pm
hey. it's not just Singaporeans who are unhappy. and incidentally there has been some research that has pointed out that there's a certain threshold of money that most people will be happy with (i'm talking about ordinary people, not millionaires or vv rich/famous people). once that threshold is reached, most people will seek happiness in other things (family, friendship, hobbies etc). ie, once we reach a certain amount, more money will not make a person happier.conversely, if we have reached that threshold and still haven't felt fulfillment in other sectors, we won't be happy. perhaps that's why Singaporeans aren't such a happy bunch.


7. JayWalk left...
Friday, 21 July 2006 12:40 am :: 
sunflower & Pam: I guess it all boils down to what is more important. Unfortunately, most people would put money as No.1. Lagi more unfortunately, sometimes, people are forced under circumstances to put money as No.1. 

In other words, it is not the person seeking money problem but money problem seeking the person.
 

18 July 2006

Dr Lee Baloney Yang

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Today is 19 July 2006 and it has been 16 days since mrbrown's article on Today Newspaper that got him booted out. What has the Gahmen done between now and then?

I am referring to Dr Lee's quote where the Gahmen is "duty bound" to the record straight....".


Let me ask you this. What has the Gahmen done since that article to "set the record straight"?

16 days already and we still don't see anything. Gahmen very busy hor? Either that or Gahmen feels that explaining policies is just a waste of time on us.

"Aiyah, you all won't understand one lah!"


Well, although the Gahmen did not explicitly said that, I can't help but feel that this is the type of lan cheow attitude we are getting from the Gahmen right now.

I am sure all would agree with me that all we have seen so far, is mrbrown getting shoo-ed away. Period.

By continuing to act blur, Gahmen probably hope that people will forget about this episode as time passes. Then Gahmen no need to do anything liao. Somehow the need for the Gahmen to provide accountability to its people is lost somewhere between oblivion and twilight zone.

Today is 19 July 2006 and it has been 16 days since mrbrown's article on Today Newspaper that got him booted out. What has the Gahmen done between now and then?

- Voxeros

1. Ridzuan left...
Wednesday, 19 July 2006 4:42 am :: http://www.xsmatter.com/blog/
Hmmm...interesting...I didn't realise I fell into that...I kinda let it pass, especially with mrbrown and miyagi moving on...Oh man...this is disturbing...


2. Gary left...
Wednesday, 19 July 2006 9:18 am
there is another incident due to this period of silence..
There has been a silent protest at City Hall interchange where 30 people worn brown at the station on 9 Jun..

http://info.channelnewsasia.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=31508


3. sunflower left...
Wednesday, 19 July 2006 9:19 am
Aiya, gahmen bizit with NDP & IMF. Bo Eng ok
对他而言,这是小事. ^_~


4. wennie left...
Thursday, 20 July 2006 3:11 am
"At the end of the day, it is the ordinary folks who will suffer, he add"
well, we are already suffering...


5. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 20 July 2006 1:14 pm :: 
Ridzuan: Time dilutes everything into oblivion and the Gahmen is using exactly this to their advantage in the hope that people will forget about it eventually and thus letting them get away without the need to account to the people.

Gary: I read about this silent protest. I would have gone if I were in Singapore. Heck, I would even make and distribute brown ribbons that day.
But you know what? After a while, people are going to forget about this incident too.

Sunflower: Yes, you are absolutely right in this aspect. We, the citizens of Singapore, are not important as far as the Gahmen is concerned.

Wennie: This is what I am worried about, this "it is the ordinary folks", you realised how he is saying this as if he is not part of it? You see how he distanced himself from the "ordinary folks". It is the sad truth that the elitist Gahmen is losing touch with the people on the ground.


6. Gary left...
Saturday, 22 July 2006 8:10 am
wow.. today's paper run the report about mrbrown vs the government.. the report say that the government already given a reply.. is in straits times..


7. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 22 July 2006 1:27 pm :: 
Gary: No $traits Times here leh. Did you spot the reply? If yes, can scan and email me or not?


8. Gary left...
Saturday, 22 July 2006 7:35 pm
i email the article to you..


9. JayWalk left...
Monday, 24 July 2006 2:23 pm :: 
Gary: Email already? Bor leh....


10. Gary left...
Monday, 24 July 2006 7:46 pm
lol.. you have to wait for a few more days.. busy at the moment.. very sorry.. unless you want me to type out because the report is one full page of the straits time..


11. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 25 July 2006 9:40 am ::
Gary: No lah... I just wondering since you no sound no picture mah. Take you time. I ok one. I wait. *twiddle thumbs*


12. Gary left...
Friday, 28 July 2006 12:28 pm
hey jay, i have email the article over to your yahoo mail.. titled "the government have spoken.."


13. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 29 July 2006 3:55 pm ::
Gary: Thanks dude. Received the email. Unfortunately, I can't see a thing inside. Maybe it's because I am using Microsoft Word 2007 Beta. Let me get back to Ch1na and use the present version of MS Word to open. Hopefully, that would fix the problem.

14 July 2006

Mandarin Boo Boo

Yesterday was Round 2 of Season 2006/2007 of my golf tournament. Since it was the new season, we were given shirts and stuff. This season's golf shirt is a bladdy disaster (see picture). Orange collar with stripe over a white background. The kick in the balls is that the tournament logo on the sleeve is PINK. Wah lan eh......

All participants are "strongly encouraged" to wear the tournament shirt on competition day. Given it was damn fugly, I flatly refused to wear it (which explains the plastic bag being intact).

However, not wanting to flout the rules of not wearing the tournament shirt, I showed up yesterday in a tournament shirt dated back to Season 2001/2002.

Besides, it wasn't 100% cotton (got polyester) which means that the fabric material would be damn lousy at absorbing sweat.

As I arrived at the check-in area, I was met with one of the organising committee member (OCM).

OCM: 怎么没有穿队服?

JayWalk: 不吸汗.

OCM: HAR??? 你怎么可以说这一种话来了呢? Blah blah blah blah.......

He must have gone on a tirade for a good minute and a half about me being ungrateful since the shirt was a sponsorship of goodwill from the team captain before I realised what the fuss was all about.

I pointed to his sweat-dripping chin

JayWalk: OI! 是 "不吸汗" 啦! 不是 "不稀罕" 啦!

OCM: OH!!! Paiseh paiseh......

JayWalk: Nin nah ma eh chao turtle*.......

* Had to scold that coz he Ta1wanese don't understand mah. Arh bor, lim peh confirm tio hoot one.

For those who are curious about how I fared? I came in at a dismal 46th out of 90+ participants. This in golfer's term is known as LOFT....
...Lack Of F*cking Talent.

- Voxeros

1. koreanhousewife left...
Friday, 14 July 2006 11:41 pm
Pop, Awww...Hey, tis one is yr BEST joke so far! Damn SOLID!!! U never fail to amaze me, jay... P/S: Pet Safari SMS me afew hrs ago...Sayin pup open one eye liao lei!!!!!!. Name: Muffin!!! Awww...I so fuckin happy!!!!!


2. sunflower left...
Saturday, 15 July 2006 2:05 am
Lucky you never wear. This polo-T damn ugly. But, someone damn yan dao, wear simi oso NICE la... _


3. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 15 July 2006 7:51 am ::
KHW: Doggie must be one of good temperament. Everything also close one eye. -.o

sunflower: True lah. Yan dao is yan dao but cannot let fugly shirt pull down overall standard mah..... *shameless*


4. Chocolate left...
Saturday, 15 July 2006 8:32 am
You should see my OBSabah polo shirt... sibeh ugly tooooooo... not-nice blue and white collar.. but all of us had to wear on the first and last day..


5. winter left...
Saturday, 15 July 2006 10:17 am
wahaha
mis-communication can leads to alot of things hor. haha
since u r yandao, u should wear it mah.. to prove that u got the "say" to carry off whatever u wear.
wahahahaha


6. koreanhousewife left...
Saturday, 15 July 2006 10:20 am
Pop,
I also say! *Stompin feet* Where is my pekinese pixs ar?


7. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 15 July 2006 4:25 pm :: 
chocolate:OBSabah is what? Outward Bound Sabah?

winter: Dun wan lah... the "say" will end up as pai "say" instead. LOL!

KHW: Busy lah. Neber see doggie for dunno how many days liao. I think I come back from US then see how lah.


8. Chocolate left...
Sunday, 16 July 2006 12:41 am
Yes yes... clever..


9. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 16 July 2006 11:48 am :: 
Chocolate: You don't look like the OBS type leh.... Hmm....


10. Hitomi left...
Sunday, 16 July 2006 6:30 pm
Haha! Good thing you realised the miscomm in time.
Piang, the t-shirt damn uncle. I thought you really wore it. Maybe you can give yr dad to wear, if the size fits... :-P


11. koreanhousewife left...
Sunday, 16 July 2006 6:49 pm
Pop,
I think by the time U post pekinese pix, its time for him to wear WINTER wear liao :P


12. Chocolate left...
Sunday, 16 July 2006 10:22 pm
Dot dot dotz.. don't judge a book by its cover.. i conquer mt kinabalu, okie? :p


13. OLLie left...
Monday, 17 July 2006 12:03 am
Fugly leh the shirt. I think use as tor ka bor better. Wait, I forgot it 不吸汗. Can't even be tor ka bor.


14. JayWalk left...
Monday, 17 July 2006 7:44 am :: 
Hitomi: Yah. Lucky my reaction was faster than the last "You told your what?" incident.
Well, my dad wore it that day. My eyes!!!!!

KHW: Don't worry lah. It will still be summer...
.... but not necessarily this year. hahahahaha =P

Chocolate: Well, I must say I am impressed. Now tweaking my impression of you from DVD couch potato type to Lara Croft type. :)

OLLie: Yah. Since it repels water hor, it is best when stuffing it under the door to keep the flood water out. hur hur hur


15. aloe left...
Monday, 17 July 2006 8:59 am
ohhh... ahh... it looks like an ah pek t-shirt of old... =P


16. koreanhousewife left...
Monday, 17 July 2006 10:54 am
U!!!!
Win lor! lolx


17. Averil left...
Monday, 17 July 2006 1:00 pm :: http://averilchan.blogspot.com
Wahahha...Bu Xi Han... Thought I'm usually very SLOW ah, I actually got the joke.
LOFT? How apt.
-Averil-


18. Chocolate left...
Monday, 17 July 2006 11:16 pm
Huh? That's too tough for me.. Can you imagine me to be half DVD couch potato and half Lara Croft :p


19. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 18 July 2006 9:29 am :: 
Anna: You don't say. That day soooo many "Ah Peks" wearing it. *shudder*

KHW: I starting my travels liao. Let me come back then see how lah. Besides, you also not around to access internet. So kan cheong?

Averil: Looks like the last Ta1wan trip did you some good!

Chocolate: Imagine Angelina Jolie packing remote controls instead of Berettas.


20. spinnee left...
Tuesday, 18 July 2006 11:04 am :: http://spinnee.blogspot.com
ahahahha "不吸汗" ... ahahahahahah
nice one :)


21. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 18 July 2006 1:21 pm ::
Spinnee: That's what I hate about polyester. My shirts are all 100% cotton except for the odd silk shirts here and there.


22. aloe left...
Tuesday, 18 July 2006 5:11 pm
silk shirts... *shudders*


23. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 18 July 2006 5:45 pm ::
Anna: Shudder? Silk shirts ok what! As long as you stay indoors with aircon and not stupid stupid stand outside in the sweltering heat, you should be fine lor.


24. Chocolate left...
Tuesday, 18 July 2006 9:27 pm
Ahhhhhhh... yandaos!!!


25. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 18 July 2006 9:56 pm :: 
Chocolate: Oi! Focus on the shirts, can?


26. Gary left...
Tuesday, 18 July 2006 11:07 pm
hey, i caught you making comments to the NTUC CEO's blog.. lol.. about China's ban of Blogspot.. hahaha..


27. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 18 July 2006 11:48 pm :: 
Gary: Yup. It is blocked among many other sites. However, there are ways to bypass the Great fireWall of China.


28. Gary left...
Tuesday, 18 July 2006 11:50 pm
yeap.. using other country's line..


29. Gary left...
Wednesday, 19 July 2006 9:08 am
is Michelle Wie under this LOFT scheme as well? lol..


30. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 20 July 2006 1:08 pm :: 
Gary: Using another country's line may be a workable idea but definitely too expensive as a viable long time solution.

It is not worth the IDD money just for the sake of read and writing blogs right?

Well, all I can say is that there are other ways to get around it.

As for Michelle Wie, you are being too critical lah. She went down due to heat exhaustion and I know what it feels like to be playing in temperatures about 40 degrees Celsius. I just did last Thursday. Just my luck that it was the hottest day of the year to have a tournament.


31. Gary left...
Thursday, 20 July 2006 8:09 pm
no lah.. haha.. but michelle wie want to make the cut for the men PGA championship.. but time and time again, she couldnt make it.. donno what to say about her the way she project herself to the media, "i want to play in the men's league!"


32. JayWalk left...
Friday, 21 July 2006 12:43 am :: 
Gary: What to do, she is good for TV rating and that is where a big chunk of the revenue come from.
On one hand, we ask why is she doing in a Men's tour (and replacing the spot of a rightful man golfer) when she has her own Ladies Tour? We also ask that if the women were to seek gender equality, then why didn't they allow men to sign up for the ladies tour?

The crux of this matter really isn't about equality among the sexes. More rather, it that women in men's tour would boost revenue.

It is solely a commercial justification and nothing more.


33. Chocolate left...
Friday, 21 July 2006 7:03 am
You dont know gals meh? How to focus on the shirts when there are yandaos.. Unless u put ah pek's pic lah.. Then I CONFIRMED focus..


34. JayWalk left...
Friday, 21 July 2006 5:06 pm :: 
Chocolate: To all the guys out there, I really dunno to be happy or afraid for them... *shudder*


35. Chocolate left...
Sunday, 23 July 2006 5:02 pm
Huh? why leh? I catch no balls...

13 July 2006

Dr Vivian Baloney



This is going to be a short blog but it will most certainly take some time for everyone to ponder over and draw your own individual conclusions.

As for me, this is what I have to say after reading the above article (click to enlarge).

WHAT A F*CKING LOAD OF BALONEY!!!

I am especially riled up by the two quotes, highlighted in yellow.

The so-called "solution" is to kick mrbrown out of his column??

By silencing mrbrown, this is "engaging in honest, constructive dialogue"???

YOU THINK WE ALL STUPID, IS IT?

PTUI !!!
- Voxeros

1. sunflower left...
Thursday, 13 July 2006 10:53 am
I wonder how can we (the gov and the citizen) can work together for a solution if the gov dont allow us to express our view freely?

P/S: There an interview on the TV by Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Dr LEE Boon Yang.

That one, make us double DL


2. Ridzuan left...
Thursday, 13 July 2006 11:07 am :: http://www.xsmatter.com/blog/
I find this all very contradicting...Just read Dr Lee Boon Yang's response in the paper about all this being the government's 'right of reply'. I guess, if they just kept it at the reply and not the eventual suspension things would have been fine...

(Although, I must say, their reply really showed the lack of understanding of the sentiments at our level.)


3. wennie left...
Thursday, 13 July 2006 2:01 pm :: http://words.eekz.net
it'so contradicting. There is never such a thing in freedom of speech in this sunny(literally) island. Voice-out and you get criticised, reprimanded and what's not.


4. Meepok left...
Thursday, 13 July 2006 6:21 pm
No need to get emotional. There'll be more of this crap coming our way. If we get upset everytime we come across these ludicrous statements, we'll age very fast. Life is too short deh ....


5. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 13 July 2006 9:29 pm ::
sunflower: I wonder if there is a copy of the interview on the internet?

Ridzuan: Welcome to your first comment after a couple of trackbacks.

You are absolutely right if the Gahmen just kept it at the reply. To use force to silence someone who disagree is simple cowardly.

Wennie: Welcome to the blog!
Don't the Gahmen realised that the more that pull this type of nonsense, the more they are pulling away from the people?

Meepok: Look, if aging is the price to pay in order for the stoopid and coward gahmen to wake up their bladdy ideas, then I say it would worth every single ounce of grief that they are putting me through.


6. Ridzuan left...
Thursday, 13 July 2006 11:28 pm :: http://www.xsmatter.com/blog/
Yeah, i figured if i'm going to write about it and write the same thing in the comments it'll be kinda redundant...

I'm really just wondering...TODAY was really the one who suspended mr brown(and not mica or something)...Am I missing something? Or did the higher powers have a hand in that decision?


7. Zhe Bin left...
Friday, 14 July 2006 12:41 am
Sigh.


8. aloe left...
Friday, 14 July 2006 9:24 am
there's actually no such thing as freedom of speech la. Although we kept saying it... otherwise, it would not happen loh. They are making a big fuss out of a single article and by doing so, they are drawing more attention to it which may be a good thing too.

People who usually won't read the columns will suddenly be interested to know what it is about. They would wanna know why it's drawing such a drastic response from those in-charge. So more people will KNOW!!!


9. Chocolate left...
Friday, 14 July 2006 9:39 am
Hahaha... i know you confirmed feeling very DL one.. go play golf and imagine sending the ball to hit the person's balls.. :p


10. sunflower left...
Friday, 14 July 2006 10:33 am
hey there, I sent the ST article to your mail box liao.
Anyway, I suggest not to read tat la. really bo hua, get so work up due to this bladdy gov. 不值. And a survey was conducted Singaporeans are the most unhappy ppl in Asia. So... i think we better be good, zip up our bladdy mouth!


11. JayWalk left...
Friday, 14 July 2006 12:20 pm ::
Ridzuan: You have a point there. Anyway, glad to have you on board.
Coming back to who have a hand in silencing mrbrown, I tell you, this type of thing no need Gahmen to explicit lay down the instructions one. One nudge or a wink is enough to get the gears moving. Such is the power of the evil force of darkness that mingles amongst us.

ZheBin: The good think with you being in the army soon is that you get to switch off your brain for 2 years. Ahh... 2 years of mental bliss.

Anna: More people will know still nevermind. More people will know and then get more du lan is really stoopid. Unfortunately, this is EXACTLY what the gahmen is doing. Sigh....

Chocolate: Well, according to your logic, it would be my balls coz right now, I feeling damn bang balls over the Gahmen cowardly stupidity.

sunflower: Thanks for the article. Will read it. Perhaps another blog in response? akan datang...


12. Chocolate left...
Friday, 14 July 2006 12:49 pm
Haha... you being lazy.. if u use article to blog, dont need to think much :p
 

10 July 2006

Voice Blog - I Am Singaporean (Take 2)






Nah hiah.... say my voice put you to sleep? TMD..... Nairmind. I do another one.

The music playing in the background is Our True Emotions by Cathy Dennis.





- Voxeros

1. koreanhousewife left...
Monday, 10 July 2006 8:39 am
:P Cathy Dennis ar? Later go office and listen and see if its better! I still in Zzzzzzzzzzz mode, cos just woke up. Hehe...later, pop.


2. serendipity left...
Monday, 10 July 2006 9:15 am :: http://skybellzz.blogspot.com
haha yeah indeed ur voice seems livelier now. =)


3. sunflower left...
Monday, 10 July 2006 9:48 am
Indeed is different.


4. JayWalk left...
Monday, 10 July 2006 12:07 pm ::
KoreanHouseWife: I wonder how many people here actually know who Cathy Dennis is... hmm....

Serendipity: Yeah, I thought I do something about that voice. Can't go all morbid all the time, can we? Sekali, Singapore Casket offer me job to be their spokesperson. iPengz.

sunflower: Well, there's another aspect of me that people rarely see.


5. koreanhousewife left...
Monday, 10 July 2006 12:56 pm
Pop,
Just came into office and now listening to yr voiceblog... Zzzzzzzzzz.... Cathy Dennis ar? Too many walls lor....C’mon and get my love lor... Love ya, GTG, rushin... Zzzzzzzzzzz....


6. sunflower left...
Monday, 10 July 2006 5:25 pm
"Well, there's another aspect of me that people rarely see."
Wat is tat huh?
*wondering* *peering at Jay* *GRIN*


7. chocolate left...
Monday, 10 July 2006 7:25 pm
Errr.. if u sounded solemn for the first round, u were lacked of passion in the second.. Sorry for being so demanding.. Heehee..


8. JayWalk left...
Monday, 10 July 2006 9:08 pm :: 
KoreanHouseWife, sunflower & chocolate: ARRRGGGHHH!!!! Geez... 你们 hor, si beh 难伺候!
iGiveUp.


9. koreanhousewife left...
Tuesday, 11 July 2006 1:09 am
Awww... Zzzzzzz...bedtime! BTW, try to copy the brown ribbon to my blog but failed.
iGiveUp.


10. Meepok left...
Tuesday, 11 July 2006 11:47 am
Jay, to make a diff, I think we must run in the next GE. You take Desker Road, I take Geylang. How? On?
Will be writing about "I am Singaporean" in my blog next week.


11. sunflower left...
Tuesday, 11 July 2006 12:50 pm
Meepok, why Jay take Desker Road? you take Geylang?


12. Meepok left...
Tuesday, 11 July 2006 2:05 pm
I'm very, very familiar with Geylang. Nope, not for the obvious reasons. There are OTHER reasons. If I tell you, I'll have to kill you.

Re Jay for Desker, well, they are for obvious reasons. The PG rating of this site doesn't allow me to be specific.


13. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 11 July 2006 4:48 pm :: 
KoreanHouseWife: I will email you the image file.

MeePok: I think we should take Geylang, Desker Road and Keong Saik Street and lump them into Geylang GRC and run them together.

If we win hor, we need to talk about Cabinet portfolios liao. You take Ministry of Health (Centre)?

sunflower: You want to be mayor of Keong Saik Street?


14. koreanhousewife left...
Tuesday, 11 July 2006 6:10 pm
Pop,
I saw the mail in liao. When I go back, will figure out how to load it at my blog. Pet Safari is back at my house now with the pup. Later I snap pixs and MMS U. Thks.


15. OLLie left...
Tuesday, 11 July 2006 9:16 pm
seriously wad you said is damn true. there's this constant fear in all of us.
The fact that the gahmen cannot take jokes doesn't help too. I think it's 'cause Singapore is small. Think about the US. If the gahmen there sues every single one of them who offended them, they would be damn freaking busy.


16. sunflower left...
Tuesday, 11 July 2006 10:13 pm
MeePok, you sound like Tom Cruise! "If I tell you, I'll have to kill you."
so you will be MeePok aka Tom Cruise, Yes? No?

I am very, very puzzle why you said you are very very familiar with Geylang but not for the obvious reasons. And what can be OTHER reasons?

*sunflower is wondering* *must stalk meepok's blog more to find out whether he will disclose more in the future*
"Re Jay for Desker, well, they are for obvious reasons. The PG rating of this site doesn't allow me to be specific" 

Jay is this another aspect of me that people rarely see?

As for mayor of Keong Saik Street, where is Keong Saik Street huh? *GRIN*


17. Meepok left...
Tuesday, 11 July 2006 11:16 pm
Jay - If we win, I will also take the portfolio of Minister of Sports (Nocturnal). You can become Minister of Foreign affairs (China, Vietnam, Thai) headquartered @ Orchard Tower (3rd or 4th floor up to you)

Sunflower - I wish I was Tom Cruise. But alas, I am not blessed with good looks. Jay is my evil partner in crime. We will try to lure you to the DARK side. muah hahah !! Re Keong Siak, you can ask pple in Geylang and Desker. These 3 form the "golden triangle of vice" in S'pore.


18. sunflower left...
Wednesday, 12 July 2006 12:58 am
aiyo.... you all har.... hmmmm... nvm la... but don't give me just mayor title la.. Can i be minister please? *innocent eye*
And I wan a office too! yipeeeeee


19. Pam left...
Wednesday, 12 July 2006 2:02 am
MP and Jay - if Jay's HQ is on the 3/4th floor of Orchard Towers...where is yours??! :)
good to hear from you after the long hiatus. talk soon. p


20. Gary left...
Wednesday, 12 July 2006 2:49 am
just to join in the fun.. Keong Saik road is in chinatown.. the oldest red light district in singapore.. now not so red already.. all aunties and uncle at there..


21. Chocolate left...
Wednesday, 12 July 2006 6:49 am
You don't know women very hard to satisfy meh.. we love to "pick bones out of chicken egg".. Yipee..
Uncle meepok, i be your PA, okie?


22. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 12 July 2006 8:50 am ::
KoreanHouseWife: Wow. Such a tiny pup!

OLLie: It is a shame to see our gahmen 那么没有肚量.

sunflower: You dunno where Keong Saik Street is??? Mai geh geh lah... Click Here
 
MeePok: You cannot compare yourself with Tom Cruise lah. People so short, you how to win?

sunflower: Ok, I add more portfolio for you. You shall be appointed Minister of Youth Development (piangz.... this sounds really terrible!)

Pam: Like our CDCs, we are also divided into the 4 divisions. Here's the directory to our division offices.

North - Eminent Plaza (Balestier)
South - International Building (Tanjong Pagar)
East - Paramount Hotel (Katong)
West - 2nd Floor, Jurong Crocodile Farm (Jurong)

Gary: While I got no more ministerial posts available, how about I put you up for Chairman of PUB (Joo Chiat, Mohd Sultan, Duxton...)

Chocolate: To be MeePok's PA hor, must give SPECIAL one leh. You can or not? Better not lah.


23. Gary left...
Wednesday, 12 July 2006 10:15 am
haha.. free flow of drinks??


24. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 12 July 2006 11:19 am :: 
Gary: You're on. I never say no to free drinks one. Sekali free flow of Newater..... tmd.... :(


25. Chocolate left...
Thursday, 13 July 2006 1:04 am
Hello, he is not Bill Clinton loh.. and i am not Monica..
Your PA is An.. heehee...


26. Gary left...
Thursday, 13 July 2006 2:19 am
Jay: hah.. free also take.. singaporean mentality..

Chocolate: if you dont want to be in politics line, i can recommended soccer for you.. remember Sven Eriksson and his assistant.. that one also a perfect example..


27. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 13 July 2006 9:31 pm ::
Gary: Eh, if I not Singaporean hor, you think I would be making so much noise?


28. Gary left...
Thursday, 13 July 2006 9:54 pm
hmm.. depends on how you want to look at it.. =)


29. aloe left...
Friday, 14 July 2006 9:20 am
Yes yesh?? I heard someone calling me??


30. Chocolate left...
Friday, 14 July 2006 9:42 am
An: Yes yes, you are officially Jay's PA now... But no money yet.. We must wait till they chu ren dou di... Haiz..

Gary: Err... i am idiot in soccer leh... other sports can?


31. koreanhousewife left...
Friday, 14 July 2006 12:09 pm
Pop,
At Yahoo’s Message Board (local), there is one dude who write damn well on local politics. I like the way he sees things. His yahoo nick: Iamalsothere. Not sure if he is still active, I stop readin long time ago...


32. JayWalk left...
Friday, 14 July 2006 12:26 pm :: 
Gary: Well, the way I see it, this thing concerns the well being of Singapore and hence it concerns me.

Because I care and I do not like what I see, I speak out about my displeasure, even if it would fall on Gahmen's death ears. I just need to get this out of my system.

But voicing out here, it could echo the sentiments of other people who think alike and resonate to a higher level. On the flip side, it may attract opposing views that perhaps could offer a new insight to the matter. Perhaps, I was wrong to begin with and some kind soul could take the trouble to show me what is right instead. For all you know, the Gahmen was right all along but for now, I am not happy with what lies ahead of me.

Anna: How the heck did you get dragged into this?

Chocolate: Eh.... you machiam self-appointed Minister of Manpower is it?

KHW: Ok will go look for it, if it is still there.


33. koreanhousewife left...
Friday, 14 July 2006 12:42 pm
Pop,
I guess wat I like abt his postins is: He have proven to me tat when one talk abt the local politics, one does not need to sound angry or being a whiner. His views are pretty sharper and he does give a fair perspective of things. Tats wat I find damn sexy abt him. But there again, tats abt 2003, donkey years back...Not sure if U can still find him around at YMB.


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Friday, 14 July 2006 1:46 pm ::
KHW: We'll see how my luck goes. If he is not around anymore, maybe Gahmen made him disappear. You'll neber know. LOL.


35. koreanhousewife left...
Friday, 14 July 2006 2:37 pm
Awww...U so cute!!! Can die =_=


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Friday, 14 July 2006 5:14 pm
Jay: by all means you could get angry over the government by silencing mrbrown over the article.. yes, you are standing at mrbrown's side.. but perhaps it is time to see what the government's eye have seen.. i find that both side are in the wrong.


like you, im angry with what the government had done in the first place.. but then again, i look into mr brown's article again and again till i saw what the government have seen.


on the side note, where do you think we can find chocolate for a scandal post??


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Friday, 14 July 2006 10:02 pm
Pop,
Still in the office. Was lookin at my co worker’s itune. Manhow could we forget: Touch Me (All night long) by Cathy Dennis!!! Lolx...*playin it NOW!


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Friday, 14 July 2006 11:50 pm :: 
KHW: Alamak... dun die here die there can or not?
Here's another "Touch Me" song for you to go find. It's by Samantha Fox.


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Friday, 14 July 2006 11:57 pm
Pop,
U lost me,,,on tis one cos I reckon the ONLY samantha Fox song I know is: Nothing gonna stop me now! Consider tat time, she damn HOT hor! I think all I can remember her is like a walkin pair of tits:P


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Saturday, 15 July 2006 12:16 am :: 
Gary: Your comment is so important that I felt that I need to address you individually.
I think you misunderstood me on certain areas and I would like to take this opportunity to clear the air a little bit.

Perhaps it was my fault if you are under the impression that I am against the Gahmen policies like raising prices and such.

Let me go on record that I think that it is justifiable to raise transport fares. Fuel prices have gone from from USD 35 a barrel a decade ago to breaching USD 70 a barrel in recent weeks. Now think about this, how much did you costs of living change as a result?

I am not against Gahmen policies. I think most, if not all, are justifiable. What pissed me off is the way, the Gahmen handles the people when introducing these policies.

Ok so mrbrown make noise about rising prices like electricity, kopi and transportation. He, like many other Singaporeans, is simply raising his hand to the Gahmen and asking why like that? What Gahmen could have done would be to explain to mrbrown and many other Singaporeans like him so as to make them understand the intentions of the new policies and the benefits that it would bring to the people.

This scenario sounds familiar? You are in school and you raised your hand to ask your teacher something. The question may appear very stupid and as a result you get chided by the teacher for wasting her time. Worse, you get punished for being a trouble-maker. The truth of that matter may be the fact that you seriously don't understand certain aspect of what the teacher was saying. Had you known the topic at hand a little better, you would be able to ask a "better" question? Have you not ever been through a situation where you were so confused that you don't even know what question to ask, let alone formulate a question that wasn't deemed "stupid"?

This my dear Gary, is the point I am driving at.

I am not against Gahmen policies. I am however, annoyed by the condescending manner in which we, the people of Singapore, are being treated by our Gahmen. The very Gahmen that we elect to serve us.

Dr Lee Boon Yang mentioned in a recent response (will blog about this next week) that "the Gahmen is "duty bound" to set the record straight". Let me ask you this, it is almost 2 weeks since mrbrown published the "offending" article. What has the Gahmen done thus far? Do you see any attempts at setting the "record straight"? Coming to 14 days already. Still nothing on any of the media. Gahmen very busy is it? All I have seen is mrbrown being booted out of his column.

You tell me, if I am wrong to be disappointed with the Gahmen in this aspect.


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Saturday, 15 July 2006 12:44 am :: 
KHW: "Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now" was her second hit, after "Touch Me".


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Saturday, 15 July 2006 1:04 am
Pop,
No idea at all:(...Well, maybe I need to listen to refresh...Listening to my co worker’s itune now and really brought back alot memories cos like back to the 80s...I wonder if U still remember people like: Howard Jones, Jody Watley, Jon Secada, Milli Vanilli and KLF:P


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Saturday, 15 July 2006 1:11 am :: 
KHW: Ahem... Jon Secada, Milli Vanilli and KLF (King of Lower Frequencies) are 90s liao loh....


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Saturday, 15 July 2006 1:17 am
Pop,
Oh dear...then should rewind back to Modern Talkin liao:P


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Saturday, 15 July 2006 1:22 am
BTW, somehow I like the 80s and early 90s music. Like more happy tune...Anyway, see U type so serious when U talk abt politics...I read liao also abit scare:P Just now listin to yr: I am Singaporean (take 2) again the feelin is totally diff from yr usual self...*I am still in office waitin for artwork...I guess it will be a damn long nite for me...campin here...


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Saturday, 15 July 2006 1:27 am ::
KHW: Modern Talking?? Wah lau eh.. Ah Beng song also come out liao.
Might as well bring out Tarzan Boy by Baltimore and Boys, Boys, Boys by Sabrina.


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Saturday, 15 July 2006 1:30 am
Pop,
BINGO! ALL the above songs U mentioned are in his itune!!!!!!! Awwwww.......NICE!!!!!! hahahahaha!!!!


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Saturday, 15 July 2006 2:19 am
Pop,
Thks for the chat. Gonna hit the road. Gd nite...


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Saturday, 15 July 2006 2:26 am
hmm.. so you are trying to tell me that we are confuse as to why the government have to resort to this kind of method to mr brown, as what you have scenario?? and as a result of this confusion, the government have yet to give the answer on silencing mrbrown.


i began to see your point with some gunpowder smell.

but mrbrown's article, the part where he use our head as a microchip and use it to pay for taking the lift, etc.. is a bit going too far.


i hope our exchange will not end in real argument.. lol..


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Saturday, 15 July 2006 7:47 am ::
KHW: Ahh... looks like your iTunes friend quite Beng hor? A bit like me. kekekekekeke......

Gary: The definition of "confuse" over here, refers to one being unclear because the Gahmen did a lousy job explaining the introduction of policies and going ahead to implement it.

Unlike HK, where their Gahmen make the effort to make TVCs and take out print ads to create awareness and educating the public, in language that is easily understood even by the less educated Ah Sooks and Ah Pors on the street. What has our Gahmen done besides making people who raised questions go away?

It's been 12 days since the Brown incident. As long as this comment thread continues, I shall keep counting.

As for Brown's jibe about pay for taking lift with microchip in the head, that is just him talking cock lah. At first glance, we know it is just a joke, but still, I would agree with you that mrbrown may be wrong here to assume that everybody recognised it as a cock joke.

There ARE people who would take it for real, unfortunately.

Come to think of it, I won't totally dismissed the part about the chip in the head. Research has been ongoing for years with regards to implanting chip in the human body and the 2 best places for the microchip is the right hand and the forehead.

Incidentally, there is also mention of this in the book of Revelations in the New Testament (Bible). Coincidence or prophecy? You decide.


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Saturday, 15 July 2006 10:17 am
Pop,
I think U more BENG! Actually last nite while stayin late. There was one joke...regardin tis itune chap. Cos its already abit late so berri few people were still at itune. So I tab (or tap?) into one. Then I scroll and see the 2000+ plus song lists. I exclaimed loudly: Wah Lau ehtis person must be damn old lor cos have alot of 80s song and also Fei Yu Qin, Fei Qiang, and oldies chinese (alot). Then U see my co worker (gay) berri drama storm to my fishtank (desk) and drama mama: WHO SAY I OLD ar!!!! Wau, caught me and my other co worker off guarded and we laugh till pengz!!! Abit paiseh! Quickly say: Sorri Sorri but U still OLD!:P BTW, he is a copywriter!hehehe...So last nite’s music was back to the 80s and retro!! WoooHooo


52. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 15 July 2006 4:26 pm ::
KHW: Fei what?? Ok, this one he win liao. He confirm OLDER. =P


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Sunday, 16 July 2006 6:47 pm
Pop,
I also say :P


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Monday, 17 July 2006 7:46 am ::
KHW: I hope he doesn't read this blog! Or else I come back sure die ugly one.
14 days and counting....


55. koreanhousewife left...
Monday, 17 July 2006 10:57 am
No lah...but I reckon he read Mr brownie’s blog. Anyway, I am also countin down to my Perth holiday. Dicta berri cute, he asked me to leave the kangaroos alone:P


56. Chocolate left...
Monday, 17 July 2006 1:13 pm
KHW and J Day: Not Fei Qiang, is Fei Xiang.. He is soooo yandao, even though he is so old liao..


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Monday, 17 July 2006 2:30 pm
Thks choco, no wonder I feel something is wrong! My hanyu = half baked beans:P


58. aloe left...
Tuesday, 18 July 2006 8:55 am
I also dun know how cum I got pulled in... shake head anyway, I think that FX got pull skin ro something... his face so smooth even though he old liao!! jaws drop


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Tuesday, 18 July 2006 9:36 am :: 
KHW: Heng ah.... if he read here, I die liao. Anyway Dicta is right. Leave them kangaroos alone! Them koalas too! 

Chocolate: Same response as before. Fei WHAT???? Sorry. This is too old for me liao. 

Anna: Don't look at me. I didn't pull you into this! 

15 Days and counting.

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