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29 September 2006

Picture Week Part 5 - Summer's End

Summer's coming to an end soon and Mid Autumn's Festival marks the day when the climate over here starts to cool. For here, the Dumplings Festival marks the beginning of summer where temperature will start to climb until Mid Autumn Festival where the mercury falls back steadily to make way for winter.
Anyway, before it's too late, I just wanted to post a couple of photos that I took earlier during the summer season.
 
It's the caterpillar of a giant moth. While some may find it ugly, I thought it was rather beautiful especially how the shade of green complements the white of the strips.
As humble as that of a caterpillar, I am still in awe of God's beautiful creation.
There is beauty even in the ugliest of things. We just need to remove our blinkers in order to see it.
- Voxeros

1. aloe left...
Friday, 29 September 2006 8:57 am
Zee Caterpillar Ish Huge!!! =OOOOO


2. JayWalk left...
Friday, 29 September 2006 9:15 am :: 
Anna: Yah. The giant moth is quite big itself. When fully grown is about 1/5 times the size my palm. Very beautiful despite the lack of bright colours of its butterfly cousins.


3. winter left...
Friday, 29 September 2006 12:05 pm
i agree with the part where we have to remove blinkers to see the beautiful side.
or rather, instead of seeing the now situation.. we should see things long term


4. winter left...
Saturday, 30 September 2006 2:04 am
& I just realise the banner got my name.. wah.. very touched by the gesture leh


5. sunflower left...
Saturday, 30 September 2006 10:58 am
walau... so BIG


6. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 30 September 2006 5:40 pm :: 
winter: The beauty has always been in front of you. We just need to open our eyes and truly look. Only then would you be able to appreciate it, for after all we are all God's creature, great or small.

Sunflower: Yah man... like a wriggly green sausage.


7. aloe left...
Monday, 2 October 2006 9:34 am
sausage.... eeeuukkksss.... -_-"'

8. JayWalk left...
Monday, 2 October 2006 8:47 pm :: 
Anna: Yah... green has never been the most popular of colours for sausages....

9. aloe left...
Tuesday, 3 October 2006 9:46 am
actually, this reminds me of an episode of fear factor where the couple contestants are supposed to eat a "sausage" of real live bugs and critters or decomposing eeky parts..... I 'pei fu' them for being able to stomache the 'food'....

10. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 3 October 2006 11:32 am ::
Anna: It's all about the psychology. We know for a fact that they are edible i.e. the networks won't include stuff that would endanger lives right? Ultimately, like many things in life, we are our worst enemy.

28 September 2006

Picture Week Part 4 - Irony


That's a freight container you are looking at and the driver sleeping in a hammock under it. It's the summer and with a little breeze, it can get very sleepy even in 30+ degrees heat.

Loading a container usually takes quite a while and so while waiting for my guys to finish loading the container, the driver decides to catch 40 winks. A good plan if I may add. Otherwise, I risk having my goods strewn all over the highway as a result of the driver dozing off.

Hmm... better to let him sleep.

Here's the thing. So there I was, looking at a guy who drives a container truck for a living and earns a fraction of what I am earning.

Yet, ironically, I am the one looking out the window, from my air-conditioned office, at him in envy.

Sigh.....
- Voxeros

1. sunflower left...
Thursday, 28 September 2006 11:52 am
Don't envy ppl. You see me good I see you good....
In the end... all not good but we still need to be stay alive till we die naturally....


2. spinnee left...
Thursday, 28 September 2006 12:12 pm
swap position lo... u take his pay and sleep there la. hahaahha


3. aloe left...
Thursday, 28 September 2006 2:30 pm
He looks so comfy!!! I wanna zzzz too liao...


4. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 28 September 2006 3:32 pm :: 
sunflower: Yah. True.

Spinnee: While I get what you are driving at, it may not be all bad to take his place. To everything there have their respective merits.

Anna: Reminds me of my NS days where we koonz under the 3-tonner in the blazing heat.

27 September 2006

Picture Week Part 3 - Weird Delicacies

Strangely coincidental that MeePok was blogging about eating stewed rabbit heads while I have 2 dishes to introduce today. The common denominator between our culinary adventures was that we both didn't order it but had to eat it to avoid offending our respective hosts.
Welcome to Spitland, folks.



I went for dinner at a Japanese restaurant last Sunday and this was ordered. It was smoked whale specially flown in from Japan. While it tasted very good, I was somewhat feeling guilty as I had this feeling that the whale before me was killed despite being on the endangered list. Over the years, Japan has been tactically maneuvering in world politics to justify commercial whaling in the guise of marine research. This obviously didn't go down too well with the WWF, Green Peace and other environmental activists groups.

I tried asking what species of whales, in the hope that it could be one that was not on the endangered specie. Not of the waitresses knew and the chef speaks Japanese and hence no answer from him either. My guess is that it was either a Humpback Whale or a Minke Whale.

I felt guilty because while I know I owe a responsibility to the world to be a Green citizen, the smoked whale tasted really good. I am most ashamed.


Next dish was Horse Sashimi. Granted that I have already tried Donkey (and its pen1s), horse didn't really intimidate me except that it was sashimi i.e. raw i.e. uncooked. Imagine if I were to run after the horse in the field and sank my teeth in the animal. It would have tasted the same, only more bloody.

I will never look at My Little Pony the same way ever again
- Voxeros

1. sunflower left...
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 10:38 am
eeeeeeekkkkkk, this is sickening!
*faint*


2. spinnee left...
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 3:54 pm :: http://spinnee.blogspot.com
*traumatized*
u blogged about it?! omg.... *faint*
that horse sashimi...wow lau! how could u eat it... *horrified*


3. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 6:48 pm ::
sunflower: This type of thing hor is the type you eat only one in your lifetime for experience's sake. Given a choice, I won't touch that thing ever again.

Spinnee: My little pony!!!!


4. ruok left...
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 8:17 pm
horse sashimi?!! OMG


5. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 27 September 2006 9:09 pm ::
RUOK: Really no horse run siah.... kekekekek


6. xcake left...
Tuesday, 3 October 2006 1:18 am :: http://xcake.blogspot.com
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKK!!! You ate a donkey pen1s!!!!!! OMG! *shiooook*


7. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 3 October 2006 9:32 am ::
xcake: Yes, it was a most awkward moment for me. But overall, taste not bad lah and I meant it in the most non-gay gourmet sense.


8. xcake left...
Tuesday, 3 October 2006 12:37 pm :: http://xcake.blogspot.com
Ahhhhhh! Can you watch Shrek the same way ever again? LOL
I recently read this http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/5371500.stm
read it!


9. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 3 October 2006 10:17 pm :: 
xcake: Don't say Shrek, My Little Pony already funny funny liao....
 

26 September 2006

Picture Week Part 2 - Funny Pic At Bao Gong Temple

On a lighter note....
 
Photo courtesy of AFP.

"Tourist in traditional dress wait to have their photo taken beneath the status of judge Bao Gong in his courtroom at KaiFeng, HeNan."
- SCMP , 21 Sep 2006

- Voxeros

1. aloe left...
Tuesday, 26 September 2006 8:55 am
So cho loh!! Are you sure that's a "gal"??!! Looks like guy... =P hehehehe!


2. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 26 September 2006 9:52 am :: 
Anna: You know, I was asking the very same question myself. I think the one on the left is a man but with make up and all, I thot for a moment that there were the working staff there.
Interesting.


3. spinnee left...
Tuesday, 26 September 2006 1:31 pm :: http://spinnee.blogspot.com
gheez where those faggots come from!~?


4. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 26 September 2006 6:38 pm :: 
Spinnee: Don't call people faggot lah.... although I must admit the person on the left looked pretty freakish.

25 September 2006

Picture Week Part 1 - Thai Military Coup 19 Sep 2006

For some reason, writing the Name Series has left me mentally exhausted. This week, I just going to give my brain a break and keeping it simple for introducing a Picture Week.

Like they say, a picture speaks a thousand words. Perhaps, photographers are more efficient writers than we are. Go figure.




Picture courtesy of AFP.

"For some Bangkok residents, Tuesday's coup proved to be a little more than a source of entertainment."
- SCMP 21 Sep 2006.

I believe that the children are the most powerful people in the world. They are the ones who would shape the future of the world. They have tears that can drown a thousand souls as well as a smile that can melt a million hearts.
- Voxeros

1. aloe left...
Monday, 25 September 2006 10:50 am
at least, theirs has the support of their king and is more peaceful than the t..w.. one.... which is still ongoing...


2. JayWalk left...
Monday, 25 September 2006 10:54 am ::
Anna: They were saying that this was by far the friendliest coup in the history of Thailand. I am just glad no blood was shed in the process.


3. akk left...
Monday, 25 September 2006 5:47 pm
i think its always pretty volatile if a country allows its military to take political sides. but then, i can see why the ppl are much happier being in the hands of the military, it's either that or rely on a corrupt police force. probably more safer in the streets now than ever.


4. JayWalk left...
Monday, 25 September 2006 6:29 pm :: 
Akk: Well, apparently during this coup, the Police were involved alongside with the military.


5. xcake left...
Tuesday, 3 October 2006 1:20 am :: http://xcake.blogspot.com
Ah..why got password for the name series?? I want to readddd. Please?


6. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 3 October 2006 9:30 am :: 
xcake: Go check you tag board on your own blog. ok?

22 September 2006

Name Series Part 5 - Tony

Tony owns a printing firm around the Commonwealth area and I got to know him when I went to him for a printing job. We'd only just set up the Nanyang Image Makers and we were about to publish the very first issue of the NaIMs Magazine.

I got more than I bargained for. On top of the magazines, I got a friendship that would last a lifetime.

Tony life started off on a humble note. Son of a single mother, whom at one time was so poverty stricken, had to place Tony in the custody of the Canossian Sisters.

Because of this, Tony has always been supportive of the Canossian Sisters and to this day have not asked for a single cent whenever their newsletter, flyers and brochures needed printing. On top of that, he has been an active supporter of their various ministries.

Tony did not have a formal education and to be where he is today, was purely hard work. He has worked from sailor to hotel chef to door-to-door sewing machine repairman to owner of a printing firm and a small insurance agency. He has done it all. Tony has come and long way and yet remain a humble man with a big cheerful belly. Respect.

One of Tony's talent is cooking. I remembered him calling me one day.

Tony: Eh, I cooking this weekend. Come over and bring all your friends. *hangs up*

The makan session was done in his front porch and he would bring the gas cylinder, gas stove and wok and he would cook on the spot for us while we all sat around in plastic chairs talking the evening away. Sedap!

At the end of the meal, he would hand out a plastic tub that used to be an ice-cream tub.

Ahh... time to pass the charity tub around. He was collecting money for the Canossian Sisters, which we all gave generously. One cannot imagine a simple and modest white, used ice-cream tub, could be filled with so much love.

I was no stranger to private charity work and as such, when I found out about RunForFunds project, it was like water to a fish.

Tony's kindness didn't stop there. Over the years, Tony, together with his son-in-law, have been collecting unsold bread from our local confectioners and distributed them to the homeless people in the vicinity of Desker Road and Johor Street. I am not sure about now, given that I have been away for so long, but I am sure till this day, they would still be doing it, come rain or shine.

Tony has one hobby that he does every weekend without fail. Taking his boat out to sea. It was him that encouraged me to get a boat license. That way he can drink all the beer he wants and dozed off under the warm afternoon sea breeze while I take the boat safely back to Punggol Marina.

I would say that Tony is probably the oldest friend that I have. He is a grandfather already.
Anyway, today is a short blog.

Thank you Tony. Thank you for teaching me to be a better person. Thank you.

p.s. As I was drafting this entry, it dawned on me that I should connect Tony and RunForFunds together. I think with similar goals, we can achieve more with this synergy.
- Voxeros

1. Gary left...
Friday, 22 September 2006 8:48 pm
wow, your life is so colourful that i read all the series at one go.. from sec sch to NS to working world.. hahaha.. especially the one in your NS where your friend is in the car boot and drive especially long.. i wonder how many more name series you have up in your sleeves..


2. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 23 September 2006 12:40 am :: 
Gary: We all have colourful life. Only difference is that I have a knack for remember details and story telling. That's all.

This series is a 7-parter with the last 2 under password protection. Email me for the password if you are interested to pursue this series further.


3. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 23 September 2006 12:45 am :: 
Gary: One more thing. I believe the tag search engine couldn't accommodate all the search results for my series.

Does a search for "School boy series" & "tuition series" in the tags on the right side column, just below the Chat Pad.

Enjoy.


4. xcake left...
Saturday, 23 September 2006 1:42 pm :: http://xcake.blogspot.com
This kind of stories never fails to bring a smile to my face but it's also this kind of stories that makes me feel like such an evil person. ahaha. I hope Tony lives to a long and prosperous life!

I wanna help the dancing-bears foundation.


5. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 23 September 2006 1:51 pm ::
xcake: Same. It was an honour to have a story like this to write about. I am most humbled.

21 September 2006

Name Series Part 4 - Christopher

 Christopher I

I know Christopher since Sec 1. He was in NPCC while I was in St John and as all uniformed groups had their activities on Saturdays, it wasn't long before we came to know of each other's existence. Before you start to think that that would be the start of a beautiful friendship, it was not. It never happened. This bloke was one heck of a weird guy. Initially, as and when we passed each other in school, I would usually offer a friendly "Hi!". Strangely, what I got in return was this stare like as if I just murdered his parents and their bloods were still dripping off my chin. It wasn't long for me to start treating him as invisible.

Psycho.

I am sure that you would agree when I say that Singapore is a small place and certainly a place that does not require the 6 degrees (of separation) to get ourselves connected to one another on this little island. As it turned out, he was the "brother" of my first ex-gf and they knew each other since Sec 2.

I have nothing against Christopher but because of his psychotic animosity towards me, I've grown to dislike him too. That kinda put the ex-gf in a tight spot as she got caught between the two of us. So much so that she had to painstakingly make sure that we do not end up together at the same place at the same time.

Alas, there would be times where such arrangements would be impossible impossible like the holiday chat or the birthday party. Neither or us could be excluded nor staggered to appear at different times.

It was her 17th birthday and there was a birthday gathering at her place. The air of tension in the atmosphere spells "杀气" in bright neon colours and was blinking so incessantly bright that even a blind man would have been annoyed.

So there I was at her place helping out with the logistics wherever I can, and there he was sitting in one corner with his killer stare following me all over the house like a Star Wars Imperial Cruiser Tractor Beam. What was his problem?

Sheesh.

Being the bf, I was naturally going to be the last one to leave and I would be staying back with the cleaning up. I remembered the look on his face when he did the "final turnaround" before he walked out the front door. I must have killed his pet goldfish too.


Ex-gf and I broke up after the A-levels and we went our separate ways. She headed to NUS while I entered NS.

Fast Forward.

I met Fern during my NS days and you guys would know how it's like when people get to know each other for the first time. Name dropping would always be the classic ice-breaker in a conversation. The usual "Oh-you-from-xxx-then-you-must-know-yyy" opening will always be deployed to get the chat going.

Remembered I said earlier that Singapore is a small place? Well, Christopher was Fern's cousin.

Ouch.

So I related the ex-gf story to her about her cousin and she went, "Yah, he is like that one."

Sigh.

Well, I don't think Fern mentioned me to Christopher as I have not seen him since the last ex-gf.

Heng ah.

Anyway, the Fern entry ended with me breaking up with her.

Die.

I killed his folks, his pet goldfish and dumped his cousin.

Die.

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- Voxeros

20 September 2006

Name Series Part 3 - Wendy


Wendy I

My apologies to all future Wendys for the last one that I've encountered was such a nightmare. She may not be the main reason I quit my Tuas job but she certainly was the trigger that kill the camel with the straw-broken back.

It all dates back to 1996. I started work in Tuas the very Monday after my last paper. I was in Corporate Comms and she was in Billing. Admittedly, she was one of the better looking gals in there but there was something about her that wasn't quite right. I was the new guy and well wishers have been dropping hints here and there warning me against her. I didn't pay much attention to all the whisperings nor her. We were in different business units and I was having too much fun doing my stuff and being really good at it. It wasn't often that we get to do what we love. I was creating. From corporate global website to newsletters to directories to marketing kits.

Anyway, it was obvious I was shining brightly when I was poached to head the Marketing department of another business unit. 3 months later, I added the Operations Department to my portfolio following the unfortunately passing of my predecessor. This is when I came into full contact with her professionally. That was when I finally get the opportunity to know her up close and personal (with much regret).

She is a real piece of work as I received numerous complaints against her for quarreling with the customers. It was a time when the Customer Services Manager went on maternity leave that I had to cover her department as well. So here's the awful thing. I have to take nasty phone calls from users (Customer Services) lodging formal complaints against her. After that, I have visit the customer's corporate head office (marketing - accounts management) for another dressing down. By right, she would have been fired right away but strangely each and every time she escaped unscathed.

Finally, it was all revealed to me. She was the mistress of my boss. The almighty GM whom I report directly to. The GM is somebody who I admired a lot. Armed with just a Primary 6 education, he worked his way from PSA coolie to warehouse forklift driver to GM with a nice company car to boot. My GM has always treated me like a younger brother and I am thankful for that till this very day.

Reluctantly, like many of my other colleagues before me, I too had to look the other way as a gesture of giving Tai Kor face.

I was thinking that if she put in more effort into her job (which to be honest is not bad), we would all be working together happily. Somehow her stuck-up attitude is like an extra piece of sandpaper. Unnecessary friction. Most of the time, I just put up with her while avoiding any kind of confrontation.

Fast forward to June 1999. I was tasked to head the Y2K compliance projects of the Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore offices. She was roped into my Singapore team and I had to spend even more time enduring her tantrums.

First, there was a lot of data to migrate to the next system. Second, we have a deadline to complete the project. Year 2000 wasn't going to wait for us to complete our migration. Third, I was heading 3 teams concurrently. Fourth, she was damn difficult to work with but I can't boot her out on account that she was my Tai Kor's woman.

It was sheer hell then. I was caught in the middle between my GM's kindness at the top and her insubordination at the bottom. I was so burnt out that I drafted my resignation letter and saved to my harddisk, waiting to be printed the moment my Y2K projects were completed.

 Then the "incident" occurred. We have a pool of network printers but among them was a line printer that was capable of printing several hundreds of lines per minute. It was a very expensive printer and as such we only had one. Hence, the chance to use it is precious commodity as all of us had much to print.

It just so happened that fateful day where I sent a print job, by mistake to the line printer instead of a regular printer. It just so happened that fateful day that the errant print job of mine cut hers in the printing queue. She came storming into the printing room all ballistics. I apologised for my mistake and cleared the printer queue for her.

She continued on her tirade and finally crossed the line with the magic word.

BASTARD.

I could have sworn I heard a small "poof" at the back of my head. Must have been the blown fuse. I headed back to my PC and printed the letter. Signed it. Dropped on my GM's desk and took the rest of the day off.

I returned to the office the next day and was called into my GM's office with her sitting on one of the chairs ready to apologise.

Apology not accepted as I handed in my leave form. I was out of there in a week.

Years later, I bumped into her at Mohd Sultan. It was her birthday or so I was told by my ex-colleagues who were there to celebrate. Expecting me to wish her a happy birthday, I instead, just gave her a cold stare that would bore 2 holes right through the back of her head and return Earth back to the ice-age. I turned around and walk away laughing. It was a good night.

Admittedly, she was one of the better looking gals in there but there was something about her that wasn't quite right. 

Then I realised what's wrong. She was fugly on the inside.

Also,....
.... her perfume stinks.

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- Voxeros


1. akk left...
Wednesday, 20 September 2006 9:10 am
are there stories of gals who, because they are beautiful inside, look beautiful to you over time? it would seem that most men do take the face value first, then start eroding a female character based on personality, like this one....

So...have you met any gal who impressed upon you just by having beautiful heart lungs and kidneys? what's her/their names?


2. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 20 September 2006 12:37 pm :: 
Akk: Oh yes. Most definitely but that would an entry somewhere down the road. Stay tuned.


3. xcake left...
Wednesday, 20 September 2006 3:44 pm :: http://xcake.blogspot.com
I really the "name" entries (especially with the non-related media images here and there. heheh.)

Thanks for the video link though. I hope I never get to meet that kind of person. The Korean super-nerd in my class is by far the nerdiest person I've met so far, even beating my sec 1 smart-alec classmate who cut off a girl's ponytail on the first day of high school just for FUN...


4. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 20 September 2006 9:04 pm :
xcake: I have a quite a few series to offer. Click Here
I had a junior who cut off a girls "tail" and he was in NTU! Fool!


5. xcake left...
Saturday, 23 September 2006 1:45 pm :: http://xcake.blogspot.com
No wonder my sister said that NTU is filled with all kinds of freaks. mahahaha. She hated it there and left her dorm without fail EVERY SINGLE weekend.


6. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 23 September 2006 2:08 pm ::
xcake: I am a bit lost here coz Wendy was a colleague and not from NTU. Perhaps you have misread this entry or is this particular comment meant for another entry?


7. xcake left...
Saturday, 23 September 2006 2:23 pm :: http://xcake.blogspot.com
No, I meant people who go around cutting girls' hair for fun XD It doesn't have any relation to your colleague Wendy. Anyway, most of my friends chose NTU over NUS, so I don't think it's that bad (right?) but my sister insisted that it was hell. -_-"


8. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 23 September 2006 2:36 pm :: 
xcake: Oh. My bad. Sorlie.
Anyway, NTU not that bad lah. Would have been better if she has me in NTU with her. *shameless*

19 September 2006

Name Series Part 2 - Raymond

 My apologies to all future Raymonds for I have very bad experiences with Raymonds.

Raymond I
Raymond crossed my path at Sec 4. It was a time we were embroiled in a love triangle. It was a story between a SCGS Girl, a RI boy and an ACS boy. Already school rivals in everything, there we were rivals in love.

Initially, he had the upper hand in the race for her heart but a fight to the final wire saw me triumphed at the end. Ironically, it was his badmouthing of me that pushed her away to me. She didn't like what she saw in his character. His insecurity took away too many brownie points resulting in his own rejection. Karma, I'd say.

Raymond II
So I've got the girl at the end of the day. After Sec 4, she went to NJC while I remained faithful to my alma matta and went on to ACJC. She then has a classmate and you guessed it, Raymond. Because of the fact that we were in different JCs, we only meet up on Wednesdays (short day of the week) and weekends. Raymond and her hanged out in school quite a lot, being classmates and all. What I later found out from her best friend that Raymond was trying to wedge himself between us. Raymond was interested in her right on the first day of JC. Too bad for him, we were together even before that.

She and I have had our quarrels and squabbles from time to time and for some reason, Raymond was always the person she would turn to for comfort and a listening ear.
We broke up at the end of JC 2 but they never did get together after that either.

Raymond III
I was in the army serving my National Service when I received a page on my beeper. It was her. Granted we may have broken up, we nevertheless still maintained contact. Well, it was quite a while since we last talked and during that update, I found out that there was a new man in her life. Sigh.... Raymond.

Again.

Apparently, Raymond was due to be posted to my camp and was asking me to take "special care" of him. It just so happened that great powers is bestowed upon those who has achieved Super Old Bird status in the camp. Me.

Raymond, another RI boy. Lives near my place and drove a Mazda Miata. Through my network within the camp, I discovered the Raymond was a medic and was due to arrive at the medical centre later that week. Honouring my promise to my ex, I made special arrangements to ensure his posting in was a smooth one. We met on his first day. We shook hands. We never saw each other again.

Raymond IV
It wasn't until towards the end of my freshman year in NTU before my heart opened again for another relationship. Serious one, that is. She was from accountancy and I knew I had a rival vying for her heart too. What I didn't realised until much later was that this bugger was none other than Raymond II. Small world! We fought over a girl back in JC and now as if history has turned a full cycle, we were fighting over another girl again. However, as history would have repeated itself, I got the girl. Jay 2, Raymond 0.

Weirdly, it was like watching a movie re-run over and over again. Being classmates, they hanged out quite often. Her best friend alerted me of Raymond trying to make a move on her. Raymond again offered the shoulder to cry on whenever there was a squabble.

Again, he never got her after we broke up.

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- Voxeros

1. hitomi left...
Tuesday, 19 September 2006 12:32 am
I think hor, the first girl just likes the name Raymond. Either that or this name too common liao.


2. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 19 September 2006 12:36 am :: 
Hitomi: Dunno leh. Machiam like my time a lot of people are named Raymond. Just like there are a lot of Michaels in the 80s as a result of George Michael's popularity.

Lest not forget Maverick, after the movie Top Gun hit the silver screens.

Oh well.


3. sunflower left...
Tuesday, 19 September 2006 9:16 am
How come suddenly blog-ged about your love affairs??
BTW, I got to know a few Raymond, but all of the are nice nice one. And how I got to know my hubby is thru Raymond as well. I fall for my hubby despite I know this Raymond like me...:D


4. akk left...
Tuesday, 19 September 2006 9:34 am
in the first place, those gals you've got? i wonder why they were still hanging out with these guys knowing that they are obviously trying to get a foot in the door.


5. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 19 September 2006 10:18 am :: 
Sunflower: It just so happened that all the Raymonds got entangled with past relationships. Eh, we talking about Raymond here hor. Focus!!

Akk: Perhaps due to the fact that I am not around and these guys are the next best alternative? Hmm.... I never did think of it from your angle. Oh well.


6. sunflower left...
Tuesday, 19 September 2006 10:41 am
You sure you only wan to blog about Raymond and not other else!


7. xcake left...
Wednesday, 20 September 2006 4:12 pm :: http://xcake.blogspot.com
What's with the curse of the Raymonds? ahahhaha.
It even sounds like you are in a play called The Importance of Being Raymond, but in this case, all the Raymonds lost :P


8. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 20 September 2006 9:06 pm :: 
sunflower: Oi!!!!

xcake: I think it's karma. Must have pissed off quite a number of Raymonds in my past life to have to endure so many kachowing me during this life. Haiz...

18 September 2006

Name Series Part 1 - Angela

Tracking Back
As promised, it's time to write my story about Angela. However, as I was writing about her, I was inspired to turn it into yet another series. Without further ado, Here's this week's Name Series.

Foreword
We meet new people every day and we often than not, form a initial impression of the person at the very first introduction. As people often have same names, we unwittingly tend to group them in the same category based on this very simple association. Based on our own past experiences, a certain name may tag along with it, a positive or negative connotation.

Angela I
Angela and Angela appeared in my life at different stages. Sec 3 and when I was working in Tuas.

For those who have not be following my blog for long, I was an active member in the St John Ambulance Brigade during my school days not only in my own school but in several other schools as instructors. Angela was from First Toa Payoh Secondary School and was a cadet where I was teaching. I guess owing to the fact that I was just a year older, it is very easy to get along with my cadets as we are of the same age. However, to keep things strictly professional between instructors and cadets, there was a no-fraternising policy in place. Alas, this line of separation is often blurred. Blame it on raging teenage hormones.
It was just a matter of days after my first appearance before my phone number gets leaked out and circulated. Before you know it, I was getting phone calls day in and day out. I've always enjoyed a good chat from time to time but limit it at that before incurring the wrath of the school principal and the adult officers-in-charge.

One night, the phone rang. I picked up the phone and there was a very low voice on the other end, whom I initially thought was a man and probably looking for my dad since the person sounded quite old from the low voice.

Jay: Hello?
Angela: *in her bladdy low voice* 猜猜我是谁?
Jay: *screaming silently* Wah lan eh!! Du tio kwee ah!!

I slammed the phone accidentally but partly also iTioChuah.

Minutes later, the phone rang again as it was Angela again whom she identified herself the second time round. She apologised for calling out of the blue and I apologised for the panic slamming of the phone. Anyway, the phone conversation lasted 5 minutes as I was studying and she never called again.

Angela II
Ahh yes, we've come to Angela of the mid-90s. The highlight of this entry. She was a colleague in Tuas where I work and the best way to describe her would probably be "Weird Weird 的". She was in the accounts department where I was running the marketing, sales and operations departments.

The bad news is that she has this MEGA crush on my Ops Manager.
The good news is that she has this MEGA crush on my Ops Manager.

Heng ah. Mm si wa. Bor wa eh tai chee.

Angela was this stocky girl about 1.7m with a hunch. Thick glasses with a slight underbite and no neck. The type where you point to the sky and she would have to bend backwards in order to look up. Ok Ok..... so I exaggerate a little but ask any ACS boy about Mrs Wan (Frankenstein Woman) and they will know what I am talking about.

Anyway, below was a conversation between my Ops Manager and her, that floored us.

Mega Crush Ops Mgr: Eh Angie, you last one to leave the office yesterday hor?
Angela: Yah.
Mega Crush Ops Mgr: Eh, you forgot to switch off the lights before you leave. How many times must I tell you to switch off the lights if you are the last one to leave.
Angela: *silence*
Mega Crush Ops Mgr: *sarcastic* You at night sleep with all the lights turned on one is it?
Angela: Yah.
Mega Crush Ops Mgr: *speechless*

Because we knew that she was a bit "funny funny", we could tell, from that last response, if she was telling a matter of fact. To further illustrate her "weirdness", we had a visit from her parents in the office one day looking for her. Their daughter didn't return home the night before and apparently it was a frequent occurrence. We were told that she often just disappear for days and reappear out from nowhere.

She stayed with the company for close to 3 years before she tendered her resignation.

Rumour has it that her secret affair with our IT Manager soured. Nonetheless, she still maintained the Mega Crush on my Ops Manager.

So it was her last day of work and she went around bidding farewell to everyone in the office. She deliberately saved the last stop for my Ops Manager who occupies the cubicle next to mine.

Angela: Ah Phua.
Mega Crush Ops Mgr: Yah?
Angela: Today my last day leh. I just want to say goodbye.
Mega Crush Ops Mgr: Orh. Ok. Good luck hor.
Angela: Yah. Thanks. You take care hor.
Mega Crush Ops Mgr: Thanks. I will.
Angela: Ah Phua.
Mega Crush Ops Mgr: Yah?
Angela: 你会想我吗?

Next thing before anyone knows it, there was coffee spurted all over the PC, the monitor, the printer, the desk and the Ops Manager's shirt was all wet.

I had to sprint to the toilet before my head explodes from trying to contain my laughter.



So to all the future Angelas that I will meet. My apologies up front.
- Voxeros

1. OLLie left...
Monday, 18 September 2006 6:42 pm
I nearly puked my ribena onto my precious computer screen sia. hahaha..
Anyway, the name Angela reminded me of my damn fierce guides senior who eventually became my maths teacher in jc. Talk about freaky coincidence. There are so many classes in a level and she was assigned to the one I'm in.


2. JayWalk left...
Monday, 18 September 2006 10:52 pm ::
OLLie: Well, if it is any consolation, I always have had good impression of your name. :)


3. OLLie left...
Tuesday, 19 September 2006 12:28 am
of course! i have such a beautiful name! hahaha..


4. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 19 September 2006 12:31 am :: 
Ollie: Indeed!


5. aloe left...
Tuesday, 19 September 2006 9:05 am
my colleague also called this leh. But she's not weird or anything. Can we just say that you were unlucky to meet with such weird and/or irritating characters who happened to have the same name? LOL!


6. akk left...
Tuesday, 19 September 2006 9:35 am
i like the first one, heheheeh.....


7. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 19 September 2006 10:21 am :: 
Anna: No say all the Angelas of the world are like that lah. Just so happen that I have a streak of meeting scary Angies.

AKK: You are starting to scare me,AKK.....


8. xcake left...
Wednesday, 20 September 2006 4:32 pm :: http://xcake.blogspot.com
Did the spurting of coffee really happened? I can't imagine that for real. ahahaha. Luckily my name is not Angela...


9. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 20 September 2006 9:08 pm :: 
xcake: Oh yes. And I can tell you that it was kopi-O. Ah Phua and I have our own personal kopi sock in the pantry. Yes. We make our own kopi. We is hardcore.

13 September 2006

Nasty Noodles! II


Remember the last time I wrote about nasty noodles in Ch1na? Well, looks like that was not the end of it as Nick sent me this nasty picture. Yuck!
- Voxeros

1. sunflower left...
Wednesday, 13 September 2006 11:09 am
Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


2. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 13 September 2006 3:00 pm ::
sunflower: Maybe when you get up to Ch1na, you can keep a lookout for it. In the mean time, no luck for me. Haven't managed to spot this myself.


3. spinnee left...
Wednesday, 13 September 2006 3:34 pm :: http://spinnee.blogspot.com
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


4. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 14 September 2006 8:09 am :: 
Spinnee: The way I see it, I doubt if it is real. Probably a typo of something. Besides, since when anything inside instant noodle is real anyway?


5. akk left...
Thursday, 14 September 2006 9:01 am
serious? not a typo?? what's the flavor? mah-lah doggy?


6. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 14 September 2006 1:43 pm ::
Akk: Dunno typo or not leh. On one hand, where got people put dog meat inside instant noodles one? On the other hand, if you look at the manufacturer's details, it says that it was produced in 朝鲜自治州. This is a place which is just north of North Korea, of which the Koreans have a culture of eating dogs albeit less so in the modern era
 

12 September 2006

Liang Teh Anyone? III

 


Speaking of Liang Teh, how's this for Liang Teh on tap? Yuck!
- Voxeros

1. xcake left...
Tuesday, 12 September 2006 8:58 am :: 
EWWWWWWW. Whatever happened to that water?


2. sunflower left...
Tuesday, 12 September 2006 8:59 am
wow, this is er xin. but then again... you are in CH1NA


3. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 12 September 2006 10:53 am ::
xcake: I think there was a stoppage in water supply and the rusty pipes had time to settle before I turn on the tap again. Hence the brown water.

sunflower: Look on the bright side, it is high in Iron. haiz....


4. xcake left...
Tuesday, 12 September 2006 12:37 pm :: http://xcake.blogspot.com
High in iron..and deadly ;; This happens a lot in Indonesia too.


5. aloe left...
Tuesday, 12 September 2006 1:33 pm
rusty water means it's time to change the pipe... oi! do some work leh!! LOL!
Go for bottled water bah...


6. Jaslyn left...
Tuesday, 12 September 2006 7:48 pm :: http://precious-jas.blogspot.com
Wah lau! Sibei er-xin. Looks like the milk tea I always drink at HK Cafe :S


7. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 13 September 2006 7:47 am :: 
xcake & Anna: Yah, it's the same as Indonesia. Water from the tap cannot drink one. We use bottle water for cooking as well.

Jaslyn: Looks more like Teh O or Teh Kosong since it is brown but clear.

11 September 2006

"NDP" Mobile Phone Video Clip

We have had some blokes making a funny video clip off a mobile phone, spoofing the National Day Parade and then got the clip circulated on the internet. That was like 3 months ago and it has finally surfaced to front of TodayOnline on 8 Sep 2006 . For some strange reason, there was a big hoo-hah about it and to add more ajinomoto to the pot was the identification of some of our Young Lions (national footballers) in the cast.
With that, a witch-hunt ensued as MINDEF would "take action" against the person who filmed and posted the clip online.
My question is...
What action is there to take? 有那么严重吗?
I personally thought it was creative and funny. So what was the crime that warrant such a big reaction to want to persecute people?
I don't see an malicious intent to desecrate the SAF uniform. Then again, with the lousy resolution of the video clip, can any really say for sure that it is the SAF uniform? Harlow, a lot of other armies also got camouflaged fatique one hor. We merely ASSUME that it is SAF. Can anyone proved that it was indeed the SAF No.4 fatigue? Please lah. Chin chai go Beach Road also can buy the camouflage kit cheap cheap.
What about those youngsters who wear the No.4 slacks on the streets of Orchard Road as part of the Hip Hop/Grunge fashion? Want to arrest them and "take action" against them or not?
The only undeniable fact was that the "Majulah Singapura" was played. So? Like that also consider desecrating the national anthem har? Please lah. If our boys were to play the Star Spangled Banner instead of the Majulah Singapura hor, I think I lagi more worry.
 Here's what I think is the bladdy problem. It's not the boys who spoofed the NDP, it's not the person wearing the camouflage fatigue, it's not the person who inserted the national anthem into the clip and it's most certainly not the person who filmed and then circulated it on the internet.
Instead, it's these self-righteous people who are raising all these trivia alarms. Suddenly, these people act like they ARE the law. They TELL you what is right and what is wrong in accordance to what they THINK is right and what is wrong. They are of the mentality that they are "more Singaporean" than us. They think their Pink IC on top got paste Gold Star one. They seemed to think that Singapore has a two-tier citizenship where they think of themselves as First Class citizens while the rest of us in the lower tier.
Unfortunately, there seemed to be more and more of these people infesting the gahmen offices as well as the various civil service. For some strange reasons, whenever this topic comes up, the first thing that comes to mind are almost always the gahmen scholars. I wonder why?
As for the rest of the people with the gold stars on the Pink IC, LAN TUI, UNDERSTAND!!!??
You want gold stars har? Come, gimme $2.70 (GST included) and I go Popular Bookstore and buy gold marker to paint the stars for you.
PTUI!
Afternote: It also got me thinking about how the Gahmen is lamenting about the lack of creativity amongst the Singaporeans and hence the need to bring in foreign talents to boost inspiration. Seriously, with this type of hypocrisy going on, how do you expect Singaporean creativity to blossom, let alone flourish? 
- Voxeros

1. Meepok left...
Wednesday, 13 September 2006 12:11 pm
Don't understand how spoofing the NDP in a toilet can be a threat to national security.


2. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 13 September 2006 3:04 pm :: 
Meepok: Exactly my point. Such heavy handed knee jerked reaction is just indication of how brainless one can be when looking and dealing with a certain issues. 

The distressing part is that there are a LOT of these brainless people in the boiler room of our Gahmen.

09 September 2006

Liang Teh Anyone? II

Eh, I was just writing about the need for Gahmen to develop and regulate Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Singapore hor, next day Dr Khaw Boon Wah talked about it and various news media reported liao.

Wah... my blog like damn powderful leh.... I write something hor, straight away the Gahmen do something about it. Not bad siah.

Ok ok... in that case hor.....

CAN THE BLADDY PAP CLEAN UP THE POTONG PASIR SOLAR STREET LAMPS MESS LEFT BEHIND BY THE BLADDY SITOH FELLA??!!

Lose already then knn chao kuan.... nah beh... like that do things hor, really BOR SWEE lah....

Lose also lose gracefully mah. 这么小器! PTUI!

Anyway, coming back to the LiangTeh, I went back for seconds and as usual have to answer all the funny funny questions. Thinking that it would be less paiseh then the second time, I blushed as if a million capillaries on my face just exploded at the same time.

She even asked me to take it out and show her.

How can?

Some more in public leh?

Mai lah... paiseh leh...

but in the end, I relented.....



I showed her my tongue.

As usual, I was recommended the "No.6 + No.17" concoction.

Oh yes, this time round, I decided to take a photo of the menu to figure out what I was drinking.

Click the pictures below to enlarge.

- Voxeros

1. akk left...
Saturday, 9 September 2006 5:42 pm
chey....anti-climax...


2. Everton left...
Sunday, 10 September 2006 1:32 am
Wow, your blog can influence govt's policy. You should write something about eliminating the stupid GCE exams so that your children can have a happy childhood.


3. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 10 September 2006 7:12 am :: 
Akk: Man.... you seriously have issues!!! Now, now, let's keep this PG-Rated, shall we?

Everton: I don't have to, as some schools have already switched to SAT as they move towards International Baccalaureate system.


4. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 10 September 2006 7:13 am ::
Everton: Come to think of it, I did enjoy my GCE O and A levels. Do a search using "Tuition Series" and you will know what I mean. Hur hur hur....


5. sunflower left...
Sunday, 10 September 2006 3:44 pm
Aiyo........Sooooooooooooooooooo misleading!
As for our govt.......... give up la........... they are so .......xxx......??????????


6. OLLie left...
Sunday, 10 September 2006 6:58 pm
piang eh. I thought what..
Anyway read that article that you linked. In it mentioned Singapore attempting to recognise doctors from Ch1na universities. I'm reminded of the nurse who was operating the asthma machine for me a few years back (think it was about 6 or 8 years ago?). She was complaining that she's a doctor back in Ch1na. But come over to Singapore can only operate the stupid asthma machine.
Must see what kinda doctors la. Not every ah mao ah gou can become doctors in Singapore. (abit irrelevant to your post though. haha)


7. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 10 September 2006 11:36 pm :: 
Ollie: The lady may be a nurse here in Singapore but I can assure you that she is definitely paid better than when she was a doctor back home.
I seriously think that her complaining in unjustified. If she is really that unhappy, she can just as easily pack up and go home. Nobody is stopping her right?


8. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 10 September 2006 11:56 pm :: 
sunflower: Ha ha ha... you also another one! You all ah... really need to get your head out of the sewers!

xxx? Care to elaborate? You know what? I think the Gahmen has sink to a new low when the people stopped caring. Haiz....

08 September 2006

Liang Teh Anyone?

The summer heat this year has finally gotten to me as I was feeling really unwell in recent days.

Heaty or so I was told.

As much as I am an advocate of western medicine, I have learned to respect quite a large aspect of Ch1nese medicine as well. Acupuncture and the concept of heatiness and cooling of the body are just some of them that I swear by.

Perhaps the gahmen should ensure tighter controls over the practice to ensure safety of the patients seeking treatment.

Anyway, I was starting to feel really lousy and pretty bloated, despite the fact of not having a good appetite. Originally, I thought it was just indigestion or dehydration or both and thought nothing of it. Nothing a few cups of ENO won't solve. This was further aggravated by having a few rounds of golf in the hot blazing sun that week.

Eventually, wifey decides that I should give this Liang Teh shop a try. As I grew up drinking liang teh, I wasn't adverse to the medicinal herb taste as compared to some of my friends. I was game to try.

So after dinner, we decided to stroll to the shop and as I stepped in, I was like WAH! SO HARDCORE ONE HAR??? There were easily 30 pots sitting on warmers in the shop and I was told each pot is a different recipe for different ailments.

Also, I learned that ordering a cup isn't really an easy task as the shop girl (let call her Angela*) will be asking you all sorts of questions in order to find the perfect brew. Quite unnerving considering the fact that some of the questions where er.... a bit personal.

Question from the normal, "How do you feel?", "Got headache?", "Feel bloated?", "Skin itchy?" to the more paiseh  "Today got pang sai?", "How many times?", "Hard hard or soft soft or watery watery?", "What colour?", "How many days liao?"

Man... I think from all the grilling hor, I probably sweated until I kena dehydration liao.

Anway, by the time she was done (short of asking how my grandfather died), she said that I should drink a mix of No.6 and No.17 brew.

Whatever that meant. I just took the drink, paid her and grabbed a place to sit down and sip it.

If you ask me hor, I have no idea what I was drinking except that it was Liang Teh. Period. I think I have as much expertise as AKK has eating durians.

Perhaps, I should go again later today for a second dosage. Hopefully, I will start to feel better soon.

* Angela will be another story next week. Stay tuned. Click here .

- Voxeros

1. sunflower left...
Friday, 8 September 2006 11:34 am
WOW, so impressed.... and you and your wife.... so lovely too!


2. akk left...
Friday, 8 September 2006 2:34 pm
TCM works, but only by professional practitioners....my mum is a Chinese Physician who practices for a non-profit association, but she never had anything good to say about those who are practicing for money.


3. JayWalk left...
Friday, 8 September 2006 4:05 pm ::
sunflower: She went along cause she liked the 龟苓膏 there.

AKK: I think it is due to the lack of a system of formalised and official accreditation that leads to skepticism over a typical TCM practitioners' credibility.

Certainly a big disadvantage towards those who are genuinely good practitioners.

Consumer public can't tell them from the scam quacks.


4. Pam left...
Friday, 8 September 2006 5:26 pm
TCM and other alternative therapies (homeopathy, acupuncture, reiki etc) have been more and more accepted over here in the UK (and Europe). Some doctors actually prescribe such alternatives when it's clear that normal meds don't seem to be working, or have adverse side effects. Think there's no harm, of course if you have the appropriate qualifications. My PhD student came down with a rare form of arthritis when he was 30 (and he was physically v fit). The Danish doctors couldn't understand what was going on and he tried acupuncture and chinese meds. it helped I think - plus sitting in saunas and steam rooms! hehe


5. JayWalk left...
Friday, 8 September 2006 5:30 pm ::
Pam: That is exactly my point. More and more people are starting to accept alternative therapies but it seemed that gahmen regulations, in the interest of protecting the consumer, are unable to keep up.

Lives are at risk here and an unregulated case gone awry can seriously undermine all the research and development that has come thus far.


6. OLLie left...
Friday, 8 September 2006 5:43 pm
wah. you will paiseh one meh? hahaha..
But anyway, there's a course in NTU now that specializes in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). 5 year course (first 3 years in Singapore, last 2 in be1j1ng). Damn cheem stuff. So guess it's getting really accepted in Singapore le.


7. JayWalk left...
Friday, 8 September 2006 10:26 pm :: 
Ollie: I shy one ok!
Anyway, it's good that NTU has a TCM course but the real problem lies in
a) Would Ministry of Health recognised them as qualified medical practitioners upon graduation?
b) What about the society?


8. xcake left...
Saturday, 9 September 2006 7:41 am :: http://xcake.blogspot.com
"today got pang sai?" Mwahahahaha. How to answer that with a straight face?? Did you? Well, my father is a Chinese physician, so I grow up drinking all sorts of chinese medicine. and he always asks those questions too - -"


9. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 9 September 2006 11:56 am ::
Xcake: Did I answer? Yah lah! *blush*
Our parents have been answer us that kind of questions since young and so more or less accustomed to it liao. But you have this stranger shoot this type of question from out of the blue. iKarLangKarBot leh.... -_-"

07 September 2006

Sian XMM Episode VII

While I was done with blogging abour durians, the topic during private chats was still very much alive. XMM Series has the honour to present Episode VII and I must say, it is all thanks to OLLie who got us talking about ripping durians apart with bare hands.

As usual, identity of XMM Episode VII shall be changed to protect her identity unless of course, the person-in-question decides to show herself.

Anyway, just a bit of background information leading up to the extract below:

The dialogue started off about opening durians with my weapon of choice, being the ch1nese cleaver and hers, being that of a screwdriver. From there we move on to the various tools and wandered to the Allen Key (to open a durian?).

Enjoy.

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Session Start (PikaChio): Tue Sep 05 13:05:43 2006

[13:51] PikaChio: have you read The Alchemist yet?

[13:51] JayWalk: nope.
[13:51] JayWalk: starting with Veronika (Decides To Die) first.

[13:52] PikaChio: it's a good read. makes you ponder over life, mull over it, long after you've finished reading
[13:52] PikaChio: i could pass you the book

[13:52] JayWalk: ok.
[13:52] JayWalk: why not?

[13:53] PikaChio: and in return you're going to demonstrate the moronic way of opening liu lian with an allen key


 [13:54] JayWalk: i shall buy the book liao. :(

[13:55] PikaChio: hahahah

[13:56] JayWalk: haiz... let me show you.

[13:57] PikaChio: Buttttt
[13:57] PikaChio: that's a screwdriver!

[13:57] JayWalk: allen key lah.

[13:57] PikaChio: i can't argue technical parts with a furniture specialist

[13:57] JayWalk: if the tip is a cross, it's a philips screwdriver.
[13:58] JayWalk: if it is a flat edge, that's a flathead screwdriver,
[13:58] JayWalk: it the tip is stub hexagonal, it's an alley key

[13:58] PikaChio: do you see a lightbulb flashing at the top of my head?

[13:58] JayWalk: if the tip is sharpy pointed, you know what you call that?

[13:59] PikaChio: ice pick?

[13:59] JayWalk: pick. correct not necessarily for ice though.

[13:59] PikaChio: :(

[13:59] JayWalk: if the tip is a handle?

[14:00] PikaChio: umm ... a baton?

[14:00] JayWalk: nope.
[14:00] JayWalk: it's just you holding the wrong end.
[14:00] JayWalk: :P

[14:00] PikaChio: why do i feel a sudden urge to use it
[14:00] PikaChio: right about now?
[14:01] PikaChio: what's that thingamabob called again?
[14:01] PikaChio: a pick
[14:01] PikaChio: right. use the pick

[14:01] JayWalk: this is good blog material!
[14:01] JayWalk: hur hur hur......
[14:01] JayWalk: Sian XMM Series part VII

[14:02] PikaChio: i protest!!

Session Close (PikaChio): Tue Sep 05 14:19:11 2006
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Image Credit: http://www.meccparts.com

- Voxeros

1. pikachio left...
Thursday, 7 September 2006 9:07 am
geesh, the indignity of it all. having to identify myself as pikachio. all thanks to jay-the-moron-who-owes-me-the-undignified-way-of-opening-liulian- with-allenkey-walk.
hey you missed out the part on screwing the liulian =)


2. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 7 September 2006 12:22 pm ::
PikaChio: Oh my word! We have kids reading this blog!


3. Gary left...
Thursday, 7 September 2006 8:27 pm
i couldn't imagine using allen key to open a durian.. i couldn't..


4. JayWalk left...
Friday, 8 September 2006 8:57 am :: 
Gary: Aiyah, I was referring to the long straight allen key lah. Exactly the same as a normal screwdriver except that it's tip is hexagonal.

Don't keep thinking it's the L-shaped or S-shaped allen key that you get from Ikea stuff lah.


5. Gary left...
Friday, 8 September 2006 10:42 pm
oh ok.. at least this one i still can accept..


6. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 9 September 2006 1:29 am :: 
Gary: Well, it certainly beats trying to open a durian with a power drill hor?


7. Gary left...
Saturday, 9 September 2006 10:56 am
erm.. opening a durian with a cleaver, screwdriver, allen-key, for us, is satisfying when we use strength to pull open the core of the durian.. but power drill, doesn't seem a kick to me.. the appetite will be gone..


8. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 9 September 2006 11:54 am :: 
Gary: Eh.... how about a propane flame torch har? Ok ok... this is starting to get out of hand liao. hur hur hur....


9. Gary left...
Sunday, 10 September 2006 12:10 am
lol.. i believe you are making fun of Pikachio..


10. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 10 September 2006 7:16 am ::
Gary: Don't say "make fun" lah... that is such a harsh word. I just jee siao jee siao her a bit only lah. Hee hee...

06 September 2006

Run For Funds 2006 - "Maximize Your Potential" Award Ceremony

Again, my thanks to everyone who has helped out with the RunForFunds Project both financially and otherwise.

Come next Saturday (16 Sep 2006), we will get to see our funds being put to work. For those who are new to this project, I strongly encourage you to attend this event and see everything first hand. There is only so much, a website, an email or a word of mouth can do. The best way to showcase something is perhaps to allow the person to see the actual project in person.

For those who are reading about this project for the first time. Click Here to goto RunForFunds webpage and/or chase my archives pertaining to the project .

Hopefully our words would be able to inspire you to be part of the project with us.

My personal philosophy for this project is this: If we raise $1, then $1 shall reach the hands of the person that needs it. Not $0.95. Not $0.75. But the FULL $1.00 as best as we can.

To my friends and fellow bloggers who have been or  would like to support this project, I ask if you are able to help out by plugging and/or mirroring this on your respective blogs. My thanks in advance.

Anyway, without further ado, please read on. Thank you.



"Maximize Your Potential" Award Ceremony

(16th September, Saturday, 10am)

The Maximize Your Potential Award Ceremony will be held at Geylang Methodist Primary School on 16th September (Saturday), 10 am @ 3rd floor conference room.

It'd be great if you could turn up to support the event and meet the kids you're sponsoring.

Find out first hand about the progress they've made in the past year, their aspirations and meet their families too.

As we're catering some light refreshments, it'd be greatly appreciated if you could confirm your attendance by 11th September (Monday).

Come, inspire them to greater heights !!



An additional note from Adrian in the Comments Section that I am pushing it up to the front here.

Adrian made this comment,
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Jay, thanks for plugging the Run For Funds movement. As this is not a public charity, my Superfriends and I (folks who run to raise funds to RFF) do not accept $$ from people we don't know. However, I encourage those who are curious what RFF is all about to attend the MYP award ceremony. Just drop your confirmation attendance to me @ adrianL888@gmail.com. I hope this movement can inspire you all to start something own your own to help those in need. The smallest action is better than the best intention.

Thanks Jay for your unwavering support of this movement where $1 collected, $1 goes to the person in need. No golden taps, no peanuts.

Adrian
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Comment added :: 6th September 2006, 01:40 GMT+08


- Voxeros

1. Adrian left...
Wednesday, 6 September 2006 1:40 am
Jay, thanks for plugging the Run For Funds movement. As this is not a public charity, my Superfriends and I (folks who run to raise funds to RFF) do not accept $$ from people we don't know. However, I encourage those who are curious what RFF is all about to attend the MYP award ceremony. Just drop your confirmation attendance to me @ adrianL888@gmail.com. I hope this movement can inspire you all to start something own your own to help those in need. The smallest action is better than the best intention.

Thanks Jay for your unwavering support of this movement where $1 collected, $1 goes to the person in need. No golden taps, no peanuts.

Adrian


2. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 6 September 2006 1:10 pm ::
Adrian: You are most welcome. Happy to do it. We may be a small, tiny, minuscule project that may never see the light of day. But heck, we'll make it a damn good one anyway.

Moving your comments up to the Front-Of-Page.


3. akk left...
Wednesday, 6 September 2006 2:22 pm
Thanks for the alert!


4. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 6 September 2006 2:56 pm :: 
Akk: You're welcome. Spread the word, please. Hope to have you there at the event.
Personally, I think it is particularly important for you to be there to see your contributions being put to work right before your very eyes.

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