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31 October 2006

A Gift Of Life (Part 2) - The Thing About The Email

 I have, over the years, received countless emails appealing for this and that. From blood donation of a certain blood type to adopt a puppy. So of these emails can be real heart-tuggers but given that there are so many hoaxes and pranks out there, one cannot but feel skeptical or worse, cynical about the whole deal.

Even if the email was genuine, I am more or less pretty much unmoved as I don't feel anything towards the subject, be it a person or a thing as it is far too remote for me.

That was until that morning when the following email reached my mailbox.

This one really hit home.

To my friends and all who are reading this here. I know it is a long shot to ask if you can answer to call for help as well as to help spread the word by plugging this. It is a lot to ask. Believe me, I know.

Isn't it ironic that I am making an appeal for help while all along I have always been the skeptical one?

Oh how God has a way of humbling the arrogant.
 
 ---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Jolene Ong" <joleneong.jw@gmail.com>
To: "Tan Chrissy" <chri22ytan@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 15:45:44 +0800
Subject: A Gift of Life: 5th November 2006 (Sunday)
Dear Friends,

I was diagnosed with leukemia 2 months ago, and my girlfirend Jolene is helping me to organise a bone marrow drive. Thankfully, whilst we were organising this drive, my brother (and only sibling) was found to be a match. Nonetheless, we are still going ahead with the drive to help other patients in need.

I sincerely hope that you can come, as well as forward this email to as many friends as you know.

 Thanks in advance!

See you there.... :-)

Cheers,
Chrissy
HP: 98159789

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jolene Ong < joleneong.jw@gmail.com>
Date: Oct 25, 2006 10:16 PM
Subject: Fwd: A Gift of Life: 5th November 2006 (Sunday)
To: joleneong@kf.com.sg

Dear Friends,

A s some of you may know, my friend, 32 year old Chrissy Tan, was diagnosed with leukemia about 2 months ago.

A vibrant and energetic sports enthusiast with a real passion for life, her latest expedition just before the diagnosis, was to Mount Kinabalu. Sadly, she will have to put her life on hold for now as she takes on treatment for her illness. She has since undergone her second round of chemotherapy and will have to complete 2 more rounds of chemo in addition to radiation therapy to fight the cancer.

We are all certain that with her relentless spirit and will to survive, she will emerge victorious! However, to increase her odds against this great force merciless malady, a bone marrow transplant would be ideal.  

There are many other leukemia patients out there who also face the same battle. Leukemia is the most common form of childhood cancer. Many child leukemia sufferers die while waiting for a matching donor, never having a chance to live life to their full potential.

BUT - YOU CAN HELP! Help them to beat the odds by increasing the database of Bone Marrow Donors. The more people that are added onto the register will mean higher the chances of finding a match for these patients and giving them the most precious gift of all - A gift of life.

Registering yourself only requires a little prick on the finger for them to process your blood typing and IT'S FREE! To make it even easier for you to register, we are conducting a Bone Marrow Donor Drive .

DATE             : 5th November 2006 , SUNDAY

VENUE          : Aramsa - The Garden Spa Function Room
                         Bishan Park II, 1382
Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
 
TIME             : 10am - 4pm

As its name suggests, Aramsa - The Garden Spa is set in the beautiful, lush garden setting of Bishan Park . It is a very tranquil and peaceful place. You might even want to make bookings for a massage on that day to try out the facilities and enjoy a relaxing Sunday. http://www.asmaraspas.com/index1.htm  Tel: 6456 6556

So just click on the reply button and say YES you're coming! We just need to know the number of people to expect. Parking is in abundance just outside the spa. Nearest MRT stations are Ang Mo Kio and Bishan. Bus services that stop at Bishan Park are SBS 133, 136 and 232. Do call or send me an sms to confirm attendance at 9187 3888.

Please feel free to drop me an email or call me for any enquires!

Warmest Regards,
Jolene Ong
HP: 9187 3888

P/s: Please forward this to everyone you know. The more the merrier!


P/P/s: The bone marrow harvest is also not that scary - any healthy individual aged 17-50 years of age can do it! I'm the biggest scaredy cat in the world so if I put myself down for this, it should be easy peasy for the rest of you ;-)  Here is a link to some Frequently Asked Questions about bone marrow donation http://www.bmdp.org/how.php?q=3#7 , and also a short introduction on how bone marrow is harvested.

 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: We are pleased to announce that in the midst of organising this drive to find a bone marrow donor for Chrissy, her only sibling was found to be a match to her. However, as there are still many, many other leukemia sufferers out there who have not found a match, we will continue to conduct this bone marrow drive to give more hope to these patients.


BONE MARROW HARVEST 
A bone marrow harvest takes place in a hospital operating room, usually under general anesthesia (i.e. unconscious).  It involves little risk and minimal discomfort. While the patient is under anesthesia, a needle is inserted into the cavity of the rear hip bone or "iliac crest" where a large quantity of bone marrow is located. The bone marrow a thick, red liquid - is extracted with a needle and syringe. Several skin punctures on each hip and multiple bone punctures are usually required to extract the requisite amount of bone marrow. There are no surgical incisions or stitches involved - only skin punctures where the needle was inserted. 

The amount of bone marrow harvested depends on the size of the patient and the concentration of bone marrow cells in the donor's blood. Usually one to two quarts of marrow and blood are harvested. While this may sound like a lot, it really only represents about 2% of a person's bone marrow, which the body replaces in four weeks. 

When the anesthesia wears off, the donor may feel some discomfort at the harvest site. The pain will be similar to that associated with a hard fall on the ice and can usually be controlled with painkillers. Donors are usually discharged after an overnight stay and can fully resume normal activities in a few days.
- Voxeros

1. lady jac left...
Tuesday, 31 October 2006 1:13 am :: http://www.miracleprincess.blogspot.com
a reminder of how fragile our lives are... take care!


2. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 31 October 2006 8:36 am :: 
Lady Jac: Indeed we are. You got me thinking about death and this is what I feel. I don't think anyone is afraid of the Grim Reaper. It's the lack of preparation i.e. things we have not fulfill before we go that scares us.


3. sunflower left...
Tuesday, 31 October 2006 9:27 am
I also delete all these mails after I receive it.
I guess this is an alarm to everyone of us that we should at least read thru the content before we trash it just in case there is someone we know that might need our help or maybe we can help too!
Cheer up!


4. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 31 October 2006 11:43 am :: 
Sunflower: It's a catch-22 situation as far as trying to filter the real ones from email spam.
I too, must admit that I am guilty of the skim-and-trash. I supposed I would have to fine tune this to at least pay attention to trusted sources from now on.

30 October 2006

A Gift Of Life (Part 1) - The Thing About Mortality


Perhaps, it was still the effect of jet lag when i got up at 3am in the morning, freshly awake. Come to think of it, it ain't all bad keeping that kind of hours as it is notably the most quiet and peaceful time of the day (or night for that matter). Things get done more effectively and efficiently. Nobody to disturb you. No phone calls to disrupt your train of thought.

So there I was in the still of the night checking my emails and there it was, an email from Ed. Ed almost never email me and straightaway, I knew it was important. It was an update on Chrissy.

Chrissy has leukemia.

My heart sank. As far as Chrissy is concerned, she is family. She was almost my sister-in-law had my toopid bro-in-law not broken up with her many years back. It's heartbreaking to see a relationship, blossomed since Poly days, fade into oblivion. Kids these days.... haiz....

I will dwell more into Chrissy tomorrow but let me tell you about the rest of my day.
Just as I was mulling over Chrissy's condition throughout the day, I received a cryptic message from Wing. Like Ed, Wing also never have the habit of keeping in touch regularly. Ironically, both Ed and Wing are my super duper good buddies.

"You know Lup Cheong? He died today."

Oh great. Second piece of bad new in one day.

It was afternoon before I had the chance to sit down in front of my computer when I buzzed Chuan on Yahoo Messenger to tell him about Lup Cheong. In return for that piece of update, I was rewarded with the news that Wei is battling with Stage 2 breast cancer back home.

It was almost like a surreal episode of the Twilight Zone where the main character will receive news of a death or tragedy whenever he speaks to somebody. For a fleet of a moment, I couldn't tell reality from fantasy. I wanted to just lock myself up for the rest of the day and not speak to anyone. It was too much for me to take in a single day.

- Voxeros

1. carbimazole left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 1:09 pm :: http://hiaoauntie.blogspot.com
sad....


2. JayWalk left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 1:50 pm :: 
Carbimazole: Indeed it is sad but I'll need you to follow me on this series this week. More development as we move into the week.
Stay tuned.


3. sunflower left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 1:51 pm
hug


4. JayWalk left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 4:27 pm ::
sunflower: Thanks, girl.


5. Gary left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 8:16 pm
so sorry to see that your beloved ones and friends are down with those illness.. hope you able to go through the tough week unscathed through God's mercy and peace..


6. carbimazole left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 10:33 pm :: http://hiaoauntie.blogspot.com
its times like these that you realli need to quietly sit down and ponder about life.... ultimately life is more than just bread and butter, what car u drive, whether u stay in HDB or condo... life is much much more than that.... if u noe wat i mean....


7. JayWalk left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 11:01 pm :
Gary: We may lost Lup Cheong but I think we still stand a good chance fighting the battle with Chrissy and Wei.

Check back here tomorrow for Chrissy's update.

Carbimazole: Nothing meant more to me than good friends and family. I believe I said "good food is nothing without good company" in an earlier entry and it meant exactly that.


8. v_icks left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 11:11 pm :: http://uwillnvknowme.blogspot.com
Ouch. I'm wishing all the best for Chrissy and Wei.. Will be checking back for updates on Chrissy.

26 October 2006

Dumbass Of The Week IV

Before anybody read further, I would like for you to goto AKK's entry first and I would like to add my take on this whole fiasco.

Like I said in the comments of AKK's entry, this is a classic debate of a Republican vs a Democrat. One side is the conservative "get-what-you-work-for" and the other asks for a safety net to take care of everybody.

I won't dwell into who is right and who is wrong as they can be no straight answer. Both Derek and Shu Min have their valid points.

However, what irked me was the attitude that Shu Min exhibited in her rebuttal to Derek's lament.

Surely, it would have been better if she could have showed a little empathy, compassion and sensitivity. Her holier-than-thou stand on her pedestal just bugs me up my ass.

Guess what? This is exactly the type of people that will inherit the gahmen as the current PAP is already like that liao. Her dad is a current Member of Parliament.

Apples don't fall far from the tree.
 
Granted that you may argue that we ultimately have the power to stop such people from entering parliament by virtue of our votes, what is to stop them from coming in via the back door? Can you spell G-R-C?

This elitism situation is starting to spin out of control and I don't like a single bit of it. There is the danger of voting in the village idiot just to spite the arrogant candidate. But think about it, we would still be at the losing end replacing a bigot with an idiot.

Speaking of idiots and bigots, Shu Min is certainly not an idiot for after all, she hailed from RJC. As for bigot, sadly there is no escaping for her.

Four more years till the next election. Four more years before the next parade of bigots, new and incumbent.

I fear for our future. I really do.

Image Credit: http://www.womendiary.net
 - Voxeros

1. spinnee left...
Thursday, 26 October 2006 12:24 pm
I fear for our future in singapore too.
At this rate of self destruction and arrogance, I guess you can't help thinking but to move out of this place of felons.

The best part is, we are always striving to be first, but in the process of that, we forgo humanity and become narcisstic. All thanks to our environment nurtured by the gahmen, education sucks hella too in terms of moral education and character development.

What to do? Real Singaporean talents are either eliminated by those 'elites' 'cuz the elites play punk, or they have moved out of singapore. Even normal citizens can't do much, 'cuz they dun realise, unity = strength.

sigh. we are just on the way to hell.

2. sunflower left...
Thursday, 26 October 2006 1:44 pm
She is not even apologetic!
WTF

She ended her post by this line ""i was under the rather naive impression that nobody reads my blog"
Walau, eat shit, RJC. toopid fellow.

3. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 26 October 2006 1:59 pm :: 
sunflower: Yah. I forgot to write about that in my blog. Thanks for reminding.

She is not sorry for her arrogance. She is sorry that we read her blog. You seriously believe that she really thought nobody will read her blog? Lame ass excuse.

Then when the challenge gets too hot for her to handle, she deletes her blog and goes into hiding. How convenient.

Ladies and gentlemen. I present to you the future of our Gahmen.

4. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 26 October 2006 2:51 pm :: 
Spinnee: I am very appalled at the magnitude of how these elites are detached from the rest of us. It is sad that we are no longer ONE UNITED PEOPLE as the line is drawn in the sand separating US vs THEM.

Wee Shu Min's case has made me wonder if our supposedly World Class Education System has failed us.

5. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 26 October 2006 3:05 pm :: 
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
A comment from Noob at http://www.womendiary.net/2006/10/22/wee-shu-m in-the-slammed-rjc-girl/ said, "...Her dad came out in her defense on the papers today. Mind you, he is a minister and she laments that his daughter’s privacy has been violated..."

This just affirms my statement when I say "apples don't fall far from the tree." I also realised that the father is in PM Lee's AMK GRC which again begged the question, how it is possible that we let such people into our gahmen? Oh wait, that will lead us back to my original question.

Can you spell G-R-C?

6. akk left...
Friday, 27 October 2006 1:00 pm
i now think i damn heng for studying too much....

7. Pam left...
Friday, 27 October 2006 4:47 pm
hey, this is fantastic... I can't believe she's so arrogant. no actually, I can. But what worries me more, is the unrepentent manner in which she blogs, with everything 'stupid' this and 'frigging' that. Is she not aware that she's actually blogging about someone ELSE? and that someone else has FEELINGS? It's the cold and calculated and frankly, very ignorant manner that she writes in, that worries me. there's a big big difference between naiveity and ignorance and unfortunately, she's demonstrated from her post and her reply, that she is very much in the latter category.

Incidentally, Singapore should start thinking about issues like age-discrimination. We can't discriminate against old/young people anymore, which basically means our job adverts can't say '30-40 year old manager required'. which i think is great. of course, there's nothing stopping the recruiter to then choose to hire a 30-40 year old, but at least we can't discriminate before the foot's in the door.

8. 9 left...
Friday, 27 October 2006 10:17 pm :: http://9.liquidblade.com
4 year cycle...when the time comes again...we see usual stuff...all the wayang , sprinkling of gold dust in the air, till the winners be declared winners. Hibernate...wait for the next one....isn't it just like the World Cup. :P

9. carbimazole left...
Saturday, 28 October 2006 2:02 am
Unbelivably arrogant!

10. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 28 October 2006 7:16 am :: 
Akk: Well, Ms Wee too have quite a big chunk of education and more in the immediate future. Looks like all that is wasted on her.

Pam: The worse news is that there is a LOT of her in the same cookie cutter. We are doomed.

Ah 9: Perhaps come next cycle, the people of Singapore would be able to make a difference.

Carbimazole: Indeed!

Welcome to the blog, btw.

11. V_icks left...
Sunday, 29 October 2006 2:25 pm :: http://uwillnvknowme.blogspot.com
Aye... O well sucks to know all the scholarship stuff wasted on this kind of ppl.. thanks for visiting my blog =)

12. Ruok left...
Sunday, 29 October 2006 10:44 pm
If enough people fear for our future, then, and perhaps only then, can there be change.

13. JayWalk left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 7:00 am :: 
V_icks: Welcome to the blog. Funny how I was reading your blog when at the very exact moment, you were reading mine! Pretty freaky eh?

RUOK: We had 50,000 people in AMK who feared for our future. Let's bump that number up to 76,000 in the next elections. That would make it a nice 50.1% with that.

Now you got me thinking. What if PAP won the next elections but lose AMK GRC in the process? LHL would be out of a job and so who would be the next PM? GCK, LKY or somebody new?


14. aloe left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 12:01 pm
Reminds me of the $60K peanut... But dun generalise too much. She's just one of the few (or many) bad apples in a Lot of apples.

15. JayWalk left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 12:04 pm :: 
Aloe: Your peanut bring from JB one is it? People peanut is $600k, yours is only $60k. Eh. Pirated peanut ah?

16. Leapin_Toufu left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 5:58 pm
This is a free country. Stay the faith!

17. JayWalk left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 8:04 pm :: 
Leaping Toufu: No way Singapore is a free country. I can assure you that many people will disagree with you on that.

18. aloe left...
Tuesday, 31 October 2006 9:00 am
sollie... I left out one zero... *paisei*

19. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 31 October 2006 11:39 am ::
Aloe: Hahaha..... I thought your peanut is cheong one. LOL

20. Leapin_Toufu left...
Wednesday, 1 November 2006 5:33 pm
:D Of course it's free...in the sense that everyone can lambast the politicians and others over here in the net...

...just like what that RJC girl did, commenting on another Singaporean's views.

Freedom, is to to accept all expression of opinions, whether it is agreeable to one or not, OR for or against.

21. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 1 November 2006 9:28 pm :: 
Leaping Toufu: It's free only if it is confined to cyberspace. Try it anywhere else like print publication or broadsheet and you will find yourself out of a job or worse, sued till you lose your pants.

How's that for "free"?

I will agree with you on one thing and that is we are all free to express our own opinion be it right or wrong. However, with this freedom comes the accountability of taking ownership of your words. Be there to stand behind your words to counter any disagreement.

Take Ms Wee Shu Min's recently comments for example. Granted that she got blasted by the public for her comments. If she really believed in what she wrote, she should have continued to stand firm and fend off the objections with valid points to counter argue. If in the event that she is unable to assert her case, then she should back down gracefully, accept defeat and offer an apology.

Instead, she shut down her blog and go into hiding when the heat got a bit too hot for her.

I have no problem with her expressing her views even though I disagree. I only have problem that she just shut down her blog and go into hiding.

Tell me if this is not cowardice? Would we want such people to lead our country?

22. Pam left...
Thursday, 2 November 2006 12:05 am
did you hear the mr brown take on the way elites say sorry?? it's damn farni - lucky I got my own office (is that elitism??!)...otherwise sure kena sack for laughing on the job...hehe.

agree with you re standing by what you say. what I don't get is how she can write what she wrote and not be repentent, or not even willing to stand by what she wrote. i think along the way someone must have erased the words 'humble', 'humility', 'grace', 'fortitude' out of her oxford dictionary.

23. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 2 November 2006 9:29 am :: 
Pam: This girl bugged me on 3 levels. First it was the stuff that I disagree even though I have to respect (albeit grudgingly) the fact that it is her opinion. When the people voiced out their disagreement, she couldn't counter any of the objections which in my opinion is conceding defeat.

We all make mistakes from time to time but nothing a sincere apology cannot rectify.

Sadly, that didn't happen.

Level 2 bug-ass was that under public pressure and the prospect of her dad losing his job, she gave a half-assed apology which kinda stoked the fire even more.

Level 3 bug-ass was that as the sentiments of the public get more and more heated, she just shut down her blog and disappear. How convenient!
=================
Now this got me thinking. I think Wee Shu Min's future in Singapore is over. Imagine her try to land a job here. Everybody she met would be going "Oh! So you are that elitist Wee Shu Min har?"

For a person who recently dissed 80% of the Singapore population, she is not among friends on this island.

Perhaps she will have to leave the country and settle somewhere else?

Now who would be a quitter then?

25 October 2006

Blogspot Blocked Again

What d'ya know? Blogspot is blocked by the Gahmen again. I knew it's too good to be true when they unblocked most of the blog hosting services.

Perhaps this is just a temporary glitch? Either way, I don't really care as I am numbed by it all already.

Oh well. I'll live.

24 October 2006

Justice Will Be Served

I am up to my eyeballs in work ever since I left for US and you would think that once I get back from the trip, things would start to wind down. Well, you thought wrong. In fact, not only end-Oct to end-Nov is still considered High Season for my business, it is also the peak of High Season. The grand finale before the whole darn year supposedly end with a big bang.

Unfortunately, it has been a bad year for the industry as the US economy continue to approach ruin under the leader of their bladdy idiot President which begs the question who is more destructive to the US people as well as the global economy? The maniac nuclear trigger happy Kim Jong I1 or nutjob 2-plane-demolition 0sama B1n Laden or <insert whoever bugs you>? Seriously, think about it. What about the one idiot who already has a HUGE arsenal of nuclear warheads, military presence all over the world (including your backyard), invaded a country (Iraq) and still messing around with it, set up secret camps of torture or heck even attempting to kill the entire world's population with bad food (McDonalds)?

Gee and there we were struggling and arguing who to put on this coming new year's Terror1st of the Year for the front cover of Time Magazine.

Anyway, enough about the unhappy thoughts and coming back to business. Business is bad, on top of the fact that I am in the middle of suing my customers' ass off. While we are not in any danger of going belly-up, we nonetheless had to work harder in order to stay afloat. Well stay afloat we will, even if it meant struggling and dog-paddling in the most unglamorous  way. During this period, we saw who offered us a helping hand and who ran away from us like we were plague. And also who ditched us in abandonment while still patting our backs and wishing us "Have A Nice Day".

Nah, I won't be too upset about these folks. Justice will be served and the mechanism of Karma will kick into gear. It is a case of sooner or later. As long as I make sure I keep my head about the water until then, you will find me seated in the front row with popcorn and drink as I eagerly anticipate the curtains lifting of the drama that Karma (hey it rhymes!) shall unfold.

I shall wait or to put it in another way..."nairmind... you wait".

- Voxeros


1. sunflower left...
Thursday, 26 October 2006 9:17 am
Yup Justice will be served!


2. spinnee left...
Thursday, 26 October 2006 10:22 am
rant it out.. u need to rant more out... dun hold it inside :) take care...


3. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 26 October 2006 12:13 pm :: 
sunflower: Indeed it shall. I just need to survive long enough for the day to come. Fingers crossed.

Spinnee: I'll be ok after a while. Thanks.


4. OLLie left...
Friday, 27 October 2006 12:37 am
hey jay,
jiayou!!!!!!
*hugs*
(wah, i sound bimbo-tic hor? hahahahha..)


5. JayWalk left...
Friday, 27 October 2006 11:05 am ::
Ollie: Thanks dear. It's "bimbotic" friends like you that makes my day. :)

23 October 2006

讲英文 - 罚款!


上个礼拜六 (21/10/2006) 的 南华早报 报道一择新闻使我看了一肚子火.

在国会上禁用英语以对马来语的尊重简直是荒谬! 难道说用英语是有辱马来语的一种举动吗? 真的是一派胡言乱语!

这一种未经过大脑而想出来的制度毕竟有很浓的种族歧视!

之前, 新加坡李资政谈到在籍马来西亚以及印度尼西亚的华人被当地马来人政府压低头的无奈生活而引起了对方政府的不满. 然而, 为了保持跟对方政府的和谐关系, 李资政不得不撤回所说的话, 并且还向对方政府道歉.

其实李资政所说的话是否确实, 大家心知肚明.

马来人享有特别的待遇过了那么久, 多多少少也形成了习惯成自然. 不提也罢. 但时常不知何处冒出来的混蛋到处搞东搞西, 煽风点火, 搞到大家鸡犬不宁.

"林北" 真的是 "习北干破处定杜揽"!!! 

要用马来语是吗?来!谁怕谁? POOKI-MA! 


- Voxeros

1. akk left...
Tuesday, 24 October 2006 3:48 pm
wah lau...wa eh cheena boh hor can? read first 2 sentences give up liao...but some of these articles can become Ripley's Believe it or Not.....


2. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 24 October 2006 10:17 pm ::
Akk: Sigh... you one of those eat potato big one....


3. sunflower left...
Wednesday, 25 October 2006 12:03 am
piang oi, like tat you oso angry.... I think you got one big deal liao for your business. got time for trival stuff... but hor i oso agree with you...


4. AKK left...
Wednesday, 25 October 2006 11:54 am
i can read chinese, but only under duress, like when i no choice must read subtitle when watching anime....hehehe...so my cheena bad, but not potato yet lah...


5. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 25 October 2006 5:41 pm ::
sunflower: Perhaps it is my achilles' heel that I have a low tolerance for bigots.

akk: Better not let your mom find out or she confirm sure flip one....
 

19 October 2006

Moonshine


I was at a customer's showroom when he gave me this bottle of reddish liquid.
"Moonshine." He whispered and my eyes lit up immediately.

We were talking about me traveling to the US and I told him that I have this "When In Rome" mindset when I travel. It opens your mind and it is always exciting to be able to learn and/or experience something new.

You won't find me to be the type to be looking for Ch1nese restaurants when overseas. I mean, come on! Where else can you get the most authentic Ch1nese food than Ch1na itself? So why bother about Ch1nese food when in the US? Come on! Give me the taste of American. Give me Country Fried Steak, Babyback Ribs and Beer Battered Catfish!

Anyway, six months ago, we were on the topic on food and drinks when I mentioned about the infamous Moonshine. Moonshine is a home-distilled spirit made from corn and sugar. It is illegal but it is hard for the authorities to enforce the ban. Six months later, I have 2 bottles of moonshine in my hands. Yum seng!

Don't see the bottle no up. The liquid inside is 80% alcohol! Original recipe moonshine is supposed to be colourless but these days, it is trendy to flavour it with fruits. If you look closely, you can see raspberries in the bottle.

To learn more about moonshine, click here.

I took a swig of it and man, it was pretty rough (cannot beat Martell Cordon Bleu lah!). However, it was very tasty and the follow-thru was pretty good that it kind of made up for the rough entry. Perhaps it was the effect of the alcohol but each subsequent swig seemed to get easier and easier to down.

My customer then joked that I should move on to learn about NASCAR so that I may become the Yellowest Redneck ever. LOL.

So with that, I can cross drinking Moonshine from the list of things I want to learn/appreciate/experience in my lifetime.

Absinthe is next on the list.
- Voxeros

1. spinnee left...
Thursday, 19 October 2006 8:20 am
bring one back for me.... !!!
nah. joking. i'm not interested in alchohols, u know it. wahahah ;)
but moonshine sounds... good ^_~


2. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 19 October 2006 9:16 am ::
Spinnee: Even if you want it also too late. I finish liao. In fact, I am eating the raspberry while typing this.


3. yanZzz left...
Thursday, 19 October 2006 9:51 am
i still dun get it.. why its illegal ..and seriously i really see it no up .. it looks so much like grape juice to me .. wonder ~ when then i can giv it a try .. yeh!! drinking drinking drinking ...


4. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 19 October 2006 7:38 pm :: 
Yanzzz: Perhaps if you would click the link to learn more about the history of moonshine to appreciate it more. It is not about the alcohol content but a part of the essence of the american culture that is the significant deal.

I learned something new when I took the first sip.


5. spinnee left...
Friday, 20 October 2006 8:57 am
T_T I DUN CARE AH! U GET ONE FOR ME!


6. Jaslyn left...
Friday, 20 October 2006 11:12 am :: http://precious-jas.blogspot.com
I still dont understand why is it illegal. But even the name sounds nice... I wanna try!!!


7. serendipity left...
Friday, 20 October 2006 6:12 pm :: http://goodshithappens.blogspot.com
corn.....eh?
looks like Ribena. hahahaha


8. yanZzz left...
Saturday, 21 October 2006 12:25 am
yayaya get one for me tWO ...


9. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 21 October 2006 2:21 am :: 
Spinnee: Pretty big talk for a girl who can't really drink...

Jaslyn: Alcohol is a controlled substance and the production of it without a permit is hence illegal. A law enforced in many countries.

Serendipity: I really hope that for your sake, you, me and moonshine do not show up at the same place and the same time.....


10. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 21 October 2006 2:23 am :: 
Yanzzz: Sorry. Finish liao... *hic*


11. Jaschocolate left...
Sunday, 22 October 2006 9:06 am
Wao lao.. if i drink it, i think i will die... i am such a poor drinker.. Dont drink much hor, must watch your health.. not young liao :p


12. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 22 October 2006 10:44 am :: 
Jaschocolate: Eh? Last time I saw you, you quite the drinker what.... no meh?


13. Jaschocolate left...
Sunday, 22 October 2006 11:59 am
Hello, we only meet 2 times... one time, i was drinking water, another time, teh.. WHERE got alcohol.. i very guai one hor..


14. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 22 October 2006 11:10 pm :: 
Jaschocolate: You can't drink? Cannot be lah....

18 October 2006

Cock Stuff in Atlanta

 I was with my customer, whom we went to visit this property, of which, my customer is the landlord.

Anyway, the tenant is a PRC Chinese who imports gifts and knick knacks which he resells to the locals here.
Anyway, the property is located in the poorer parts of the city and the standard of his merchandise aptly reflected that.

Most of his customers are african-americans or hispanics who are mostly in the lower income brackets. They may not have a credit card to their names but they have something better.

Cash.

Every transaction done in the shop is in cold hard cash. The good old greenback.
Do not look down on this shop of crap for it is a gold mine.

Speaking of crap, allow me to show you a shit or two.

Now tell me if this isn't a bad imitation of a Louis Vuitton? OMFG!! Can you see the eyes and mouths on the cherries??!!! WAH PIANGZ!!!

Of all the cock (no pun intended) things in the shop, this wins my first prize. Cock in sneakers!!! WTF!??
- Voxeros

1. Jaslyn left...
Wednesday, 18 October 2006 4:10 am :: http://precious-jas.blogspot.com
Wah piang! That imitation LV bag is damn er xin lah!


2. spinnee left...
Wednesday, 18 October 2006 8:17 am
nabeh! you should have put a spoiler warning how er xin the imitation LV will be. I almost puke out my kopi-o!! ~_~


3. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 18 October 2006 9:11 am ::
Jaslyn & Spinnee: Technically hor, it is not LV leh. It's aD. sheesh....


4. yanZzz left...
Wednesday, 18 October 2006 9:12 am
WOW ! so BIG hor the eye.. so CHIONG leh !! very er xin ... too big le la .. hahaha


5. aloe left...
Wednesday, 18 October 2006 9:23 am
i tot the cherry series of LV really got eyes and mouth 的? no?? But yah, not LV lah.. they already have logo there that it is AD... LOL!! ok ok.. I'm keeping my mouth shut liao... =X


6. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 18 October 2006 9:34 am ::
Yanzzz & Aloe: Want to imitate also do until so no pride. Haiz.....
 

17 October 2006

Ants In The Airport

Well to borrow a line from KingMeng .....

 

there are muthafuckin ants on the muthafuckin airport ceiling!!!

- Voxeros

1. aloe left...
Tuesday, 17 October 2006 8:50 am
Are the "muthafuckin ants on the muthafuckin airport ceiling" rally that huge??!! They look gigantic in your pic!! O_O btw, there are SICKENING flies in big shopping malls too. They will fly around you (and your food) when you are eating... SICK!!


2. sunflower left...
Tuesday, 17 October 2006 8:52 am
They look scary!


3. spinnee left...
Tuesday, 17 October 2006 9:49 am
duh why u copy KM!? hahaah
muthafucka! why are they muthafucka humans in the muthafucka airport?!


4. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 17 October 2006 9:54 am :: 
Aloe & Sunflower: They are just art sculptures. The ants themselves are pretty big but I purposely include part of the ang moh's head to have a greater visual impact. Heh heh...


5. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 17 October 2006 10:40 am ::
Spinnee: Dunno.... somehow when I saw the ants, I thought of KingMeng's muthafucking snakes.


6. Jaslyn left...
Tuesday, 17 October 2006 5:09 pm :: http://precious-jas.blogspot.com
Super bian tai. Like that very nice meh? Spiders nicer I think... Hahahha... Freaky!


7. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 17 October 2006 8:49 pm :: 
Jaslyn: Art is a form of expression of the individual and subject to interpretation. Personally, I thought it looked fine. Spiders would have been over-the-board and unless, the theme is in line with the coming Halloween, I think I prefer the more modest working ants.


8. KingMeng left...
Tuesday, 17 October 2006 11:52 pm :: http://kingmeng.wordpress.com
That's some mutherfucking ants, dude. Mutherfucking AWESOME!!!
Snakes on a Plane 2: Ants on a Ceiling.


9. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 18 October 2006 9:36 am ::
King Meng: As long as not Ants In Your Pants, can liao.

16 October 2006

The LA Roadhouse - Route 66


For those of you who have the chance to be in Los Angeles, allow me to recommend "The LA Roadhouse - Route 66" at the Northwest Airlines terminal. It is located next to Burger King. Their Crabmeat Quesadillas is damn good.

Whenever I am there during lunch time, you'd be sure to find me seated at the bar counter eating that and washing it down with a Jack 'n' Coke. Having been to LAX for countless of times over the last 5 years, I more or less recognise the people working there and especially the bartender who served me the food and drinks.

Well, this time round, I was there much earlier for a morning departure and so instead of going there, I settled for a simple breakfast at the Burger King next door.

As I was eating, I saw the bartender from next door LA Roadhouse coming out from the staff entrance of Burger King (blue door on the left). I think their kitchen are interconnected in order for him to come through the blue door. Anyway, there he was holding an empty coffee pot in his hand and proceeded to the self-service beverage station and filling his pot with Burger King coffee!

OMG!! The people over at the other side paying 3 times the money for Burger King coffee!! What a rip-off!!

Fortunately for me, as I have told MeePok , I have a no-coffee policy when I am in the US.

Heng ah.... I'll stick to my Jack 'n' Coke.

 - Voxeros

1. spinnee left...
Monday, 16 October 2006 3:44 pm :: http://spinnee.blogspot.com
ahhhhhhhhhh route 66!!!!! isn't that from that movie 'cars'... wahahha...
ok i'm out of point. ha


2. JayWalk left...
Monday, 16 October 2006 8:29 pm :: 
Spinnee: Route 66 was actually an inter-state highway that linked Illinois to California in the old days since 1926. It was decommissioned in 1985.


3. Gary left...
Monday, 16 October 2006 10:34 pm
erm, the statement was actually mentioned during the movie.. hah!!


4. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 17 October 2006 8:19 am ::
Gary: Yes, indeed it is the very same highway featured in the movie Cars.


5. aloe left...
Tuesday, 17 October 2006 8:47 am
and burger king allowed him to do that??!! Wah!!! Morale of the story, dun lim kopi in US... :P hehehe!


6. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 17 October 2006 8:49 am :
Aloe: Yah man..... Not say he was stealing coffee from Burger King lah. I think they all parkat one....

13 October 2006

Mazda 6


I was at Hertz rental to pick up my car when I got into LA. Originally, I had a Ford Taurus reserved but kena sweet-talked into moving up to the Mazda 6 2.3L V6.

"For $5 more per day, I can give you the Mazda that is more fun to drive!"

iSucker.

As I walked to the carpark to locate my car, there she was, in Cherry Red, sitting there waiting for me.

Soooo pweety!!! *bimbo*

Well, if it was any consolation, it was indeed a more fun ride than the drab Ford Taurus that I had last time. Perhaps, due to the lighter body weight, it was more nifty, responsive and better gas mileage.

The only downside to this modest little sports sedan was the 16" sport rim wheels. The highway network in the US may be world class but I can say the same for the quality of the road surface. Perhaps I am spoiled back home by our smooth asphalt (especially more so during IMF) that the road here are relatively quite terrible. Problem with bad roads and sports rim wheels is the noise that it generates when traveling at high speed.

The reason why Mazda is lightweight is perhaps due to the thin shelled body and sound proofing is seriously lacking in this car. So much so that I can hardly hear the GPS navigation voice instructions, let alone enjoying the music on the radio.

Still for a relatively cheap sporty car, it may be a good option for the Singapore roads.


- Voxeros

1. sunflower left...
Saturday, 14 October 2006 12:35 am
Cherry Red - sound sexy


2. spinnee left...
Monday, 16 October 2006 8:24 am
too red for my liking.
i prefer black/midnight blue cars.


3. JayWalk left...
Monday, 16 October 2006 8:46 am ::
Sunflower: It is quite sexy looking isn't it? Japanese cars have come a long way since the days of little tin boxes.

Spinnee: I like this red. Not as loud as Ferrari Red but certainly a refreshing change to the usual drab silver that we see all over the place.


4. Pam left...
Monday, 16 October 2006 6:53 pm
interesting, given that Hertz is no longer being owned by Ford.....?


5. JayWalk left...
Monday, 16 October 2006 8:31 pm ::
Pam: Ford is their car of choice but they do carry other makes albeit significantly lesser.
 

12 October 2006

Disgusting Toilet


Why is it that the toilets of every Chinese restaurant that I've been to, in the USA, are by default, disgusting? The US of A is a population of migrants. We have people of descents from all over the world from Italy to Ireland, to England, to Germany, to India, to Iran, just to name a few, as well as us Chinese from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, etc.

Everybody brings in something to contribute to this melting pot of culture and we have to bring disgusting toilets. Haiz.

Do get me wrong, we did bring positive things to this country like Chinese food (fortune cookie not counted) and Chinese medicine but certainly we can do something about the toilets?

Sheesh.... no wonder the bush look so much more attractive as a urinary alternative.

p.s. My uncle is sooooo going to kill me for snapping this pic.
- Voxeros

1. aKK left...
Friday, 13 October 2006 11:04 am
was the urinal dirty? i didn't think so leh.


2. Pam left...
Friday, 13 October 2006 4:22 pm
I don't think it's the dirty urinal...I think it's the fact that they've decided to also use it as a storage area for dirty mops, pails and paraphernalia! you are right, a lot of the chinese restaurants over here, although are 'ok-clean' aren't fantastic. they are either too small, too cramp, or have a slightly stale/off smell. gross.


3. Gary left...
Friday, 13 October 2006 7:58 pm
maybe the restaurant not particular about cleanliness.. or the country doesn't have an award for the cleanliest toilet for the competition unlike singapore..


4. JayWalk left...
Friday, 13 October 2006 10:13 pm :: 
Akk, Gary & Pam: Well, it isn't exactly too dirty as compared to Ch1na standards but why the heck is there a dolly, a mop bucket and a compressor there in the first place. Man... I had the urge to pee all over them to make a statement, but I didn't. :(


5. sunflower left...
Saturday, 14 October 2006 12:32 am
tat is your uncle? errrm wat is he doing?


6. xcake left...
Monday, 16 October 2006 9:58 am :: http://xcake.blogspot.com
Chinese restaurants in LA (especially in the east areas) are usually dirty....and most of the tables are sticky! Luckily I have a friend who's so crazy about hygiene, she wipes and cleans everyone's bowl, cup and chopsticks before every meal!


7. JayWalk left...
Monday, 16 October 2006 12:02 pm :: 
sunflower: Let's just say that for an old geezer over 70 years old, the bladder isn't as strong as before. Hence the need to settle on the spot before he wets his pants.

xcake: I was in a Korean restaurant in Atlanta just yesterday. Damn.... they really put us to shame!!

11 October 2006

Meeting At Newport Beach

  

During my last trip, I mentioned about a drive down to Newport Beach for a meeting . Well, I was there today again but before anyone associate the word "Beach" with fun, it was not. It was a meeting with my legal team.

Here's the interesting thing that I noted and it was the fact that my attorneys were quite surprised at my fluency of certain laws and lingo.

All thanks to my Law 106 module back in NTU, I was able to talk to them about the various forms of misrepresentation, statute liabilities as well as my knowledge in the Sales of Goods Act (SOGA), albeit slightly different under US Law but the gist is generally the same.

Perhaps what I hadn't foresee when I was taking the module more than 10 years ago, was that one day I would be using it in real life application. I was glad I didn't take the module lightly as merely a reluctant requirement towards graduation. Perhaps I was lucky in the sense that I did have an interest in the subject that I studied for the sake of acquiring knowledge rather than just mugging for the exams.

I have 2 teams of attorneys. One in the West Coast in California and another in North Carolina, working from the East Coast on the same case. Both the West Coast attorneys and I agreed that my East Coast attorneys are not performing up to expectation and as such we decided to put them (East Coast) on notice and may be suing them for malpractice on the grounds of incompetence. From there, we may sack the entire East Coast legal team and replace them with a new one.

Getting lawyers to sue lawyers. How's that for drama?
- Voxeros

1. Leonard left...
Thursday, 12 October 2006 4:42 pm :: http://leonardpng.blogspot.com/
phew, lawyers to sue lawyers, it will be a tough one and lengthy battle if both lawyers are equally good. keep us update if this battle do happens!


2. JayWalk left...
Monday, 16 October 2006 7:51 am ::
Leonard: I do hope to avoid a battle if possible. Everybody loses when things get escalated up to the courts.

09 October 2006

On The Road Again

 Today marks the start of my final trip to the US for the year. That would make it my 6th this year and I is uber-sianz already. This time round, instead of flying out via Hong Kong which I would usually stay the night before at the airport hotel, I will be flying out via GuangZhou.

Now the flight departure is 8:30am, which means that they will tell you to check in 3 hours ahead due to tighter US security checks. Usually, I come in around 2.5 hours earlier which means I am planning to reach the airport at 6am. Counting back further, the airport is 1.5 hours away from my place which means, I have to set off at 4:30am.

Well, it's close to 1am as I am writing this and I think no need to sleep liao.

While there are other airlines with more convenient timings, I am afraid, I am pretty much stuck with Northwest due to their consistently cheaper prices and I still have 160,000 frequent flyer miles (and growing!) that the bladdy airline is making it sooooo difficult for me to use. Haiz....

Jaslyn is flying via Northwest Airlines on a separate trip and was bitching about how crappy the airline her friend was telling her.

Well, the truth of the matter is, that ALL american airlines are crappy. Period.

Anyway, see you guys in Los Angeles.

Image Credit: http://www.svenskaflygbolag.com
- Voxeros

1. sunflower left...
Monday, 9 October 2006 9:54 am
I bet you fly off liao. Nevertheless, have a safe trip.


2. spinnee left...
Monday, 9 October 2006 11:27 am
byebye ah meow :)


3. JayWalk left...
Monday, 9 October 2006 1:00 pm
Sunflower: Yes, I have flown off indeed. Checking in from Tokyo. Ohaiyo!

Spinnee: See you online. Don't be so bitchy in the meanwhile ok? :P


4. Jaslyn left...
Monday, 9 October 2006 5:38 pm :: http://precious-jas.blogspot.com
Have to trust u on this one. I'm sure I can take it if U can.. Hahha.. Yes, it can be bad but its cheap.. so..

Chat soon! Take care lao pa..

5. Kelly left...
Monday, 9 October 2006 11:52 pm :: http://kellchan.blogspot.com/
Have a good trip!
At least you are not flying on 'cannot make it' CX right...


6. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 10 October 2006 2:55 am :: 
Jaslyn: Ok lah. Bring your ipod video and load it up with movies and a spare battery pack lor.

Kelly: Ironically, CX is my favourite airlines. However, I do agree with you that the plane heading up from HK to San Francisco and Los Angeles are usually in pretty bad shape. I wonder if there is a correlation between state of the equipment and the number of chinese passengers. Hmm.....


7. Jaslyn left...
Tuesday, 10 October 2006 3:32 am :: http://precious-jas.blogspot.com
I where got iPod Video? Nano only.. Not so rich like u... Hahhaa.. Ahhh.. Now.. I got something on my bday wishlist!


8. aloe left...
Tuesday, 10 October 2006 8:43 am
Ipod got spare battery pack meh?? I tot theirs is all internal built in batt.. =P I wanna go US too!!! *wails* ok... enough of my whining. Take care! :)


9. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 10 October 2006 1:30 pm ::
Jaslyn: Calling all Sugar Daddies! Jaslyn needs an iPod video. There. I make announcement for you liao. *run away*

Anna: 4 AA batteries will give you an extra 6 hours of video play. Click Here to Look See


10. aloe left...
Tuesday, 10 October 2006 1:48 pm
oo... wow... I din know... hehehe!


11. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 10 October 2006 2:09 pm ::
Anna: The reason why iPod was so successful despite so many similar MP3 players out there in the market is mainly to the huge support of accessories by the various vendors.


12. Jaslyn left...
Tuesday, 10 October 2006 3:08 pm :: http://precious-jas.blogspot.com
U announce here got use meh? Unless those sweet sugar daddies read your blog mah. If not also no use leh.. Hahhaha... U sweet not? U also daddy leh.. hahahah


13. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 10 October 2006 3:23 pm ::
Jaslyn: Er... I giam giam one... hur hur hur....


14. xcake left...
Tuesday, 10 October 2006 8:41 pm :: http://xcake.blogspot.com
WAAAA!!!!! In LA ah??????? for work?? *pardon the overuse of question marks* Northwest good or not? Maybe next time I should try that one out if they have a flight to Singapore. SQ is blardy boring a hole in my wallet. -_-;;


15. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 10 October 2006 10:20 pm ::
xcake: Yup, have a few meetings at Newport Beach and City of Industry. Northwest Airlines is cheap and service-wise is a case of "mai hiam buay pai, ai hiam kana siam". Overall, it was an ok flight except the departure times are kinda inconvenient.
However, you just can't over look the super duper relatively cheapness of the air tickets.


16. Leonard left...
Tuesday, 10 October 2006 11:28 pm :: http://leonardpng.blogspot.com/
hope you have a nice trip and ur luggage not ransacked by the custom!! ;)


17. yanZzz left...
Wednesday, 11 October 2006 12:37 am
luckily u nv went to thailand . days ago i heard news . bkk airport the luaggage belt spolit and they need 50 soilders to move those luggage .. and glad u still abt to REPLY all the comments .. hahaha lucky these no hi-jet of plane .. hahah


18. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 11 October 2006 7:45 am :: 
Leonard: Welcome to the blog! Luggage turned out ok despite the fact that we had to leave it unlocked for US Security purposes. So far, I have yet to lose anything in the luggage. Probably due to the fact that I have all my valuables in my carry-on.

Yanzzz: Hijack? CHOY CHOY CHOY!!! 你这个乌鸦嘴!!!


19. akk left...
Wednesday, 11 October 2006 9:46 pm
'giam giam'??? GIAM GIAM??!! HAHAHAHAHAAHAH......for got what i wanted to say liao.......


20. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 12 October 2006 12:12 am ::
Akk: er.... I meant that in the figurative sense hor. I mean, how would she know? :P


21. Jaslyn left...
Thursday, 12 October 2006 12:27 am :: http://precious-jas.blogspot.com
Hmmmm... Giam simi??? Simi Giam Giam??


22. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 12 October 2006 2:34 pm ::
Jaslyn: You of all the people in the world come here and dee gong. Mai geh geh mm zai lah....


23. Jaslyn left...
Thursday, 12 October 2006 3:29 pm :: http://precious-jas.blogspot.com
I really don't know mah :( *cry*


24. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 12 October 2006 10:48 pm :: 
Jaslyn: You really don't know? Riiiight........

06 October 2006

MidAutumn Festival


We received a delivery just the other day and the packaging sure caught everybody's eye. It got everybody curiously speculating the content of the gift.

From the look of the box, one could easily guess that perhaps, it's a sword? Then again, who would want to send us a sword as a gift? Hmmm... perhaps a painting or a scroll of calligraphy?

Click on the comments to find out.
- Voxeros

1. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 5 October 2006 5:21 pm :: 

As it turned out. It was a box of mooncakes.
Happy MidAutumn Festival everybody!


2. OLLie left...
Thursday, 5 October 2006 10:54 pm
haha.. Your title gave it all away!!
But how come so long one ar? How to bring it home on the MRT or something? The box looks damn cool though. I ever saw one that looked like a castle. Damn chio.


3. JayWalk left...
Friday, 6 October 2006 12:37 am :: 
Ollie: It was not meant to be difficult anyway. Even if I give it another title the date of 6 Oct 2006 would have given it away.

Just wanted to highlight the packaging lah. Nice hor?


4. spellbound left...
Friday, 6 October 2006 5:15 am :: http://verniceloy.blogspot.com
send 1 pc to me leh..
i deprived of mooncake now!


5. aloe left...
Friday, 6 October 2006 8:56 am
Yah! Very nice packaging! :)


6. JayWalk left...
Friday, 6 October 2006 9:00 am ::
Spellbound: Send to SA? Trust me, by the time it reaches you, the content of the box would have been swapped. Instead of mooncakes, you will get a half-eaten sandwich belonging to some customs official. Come back for Christmas lah... we go for prata, ai mai?

Anna: I think over the years, thinks have gotten out of hand. I think these days, the packaging costs more than the mooncakes!


7. OLLie left...
Friday, 6 October 2006 10:07 am
very nice~ Keep the box. Next time can let gabe keep his toy swords in it. Like those kinda 神雕侠侣. haha..


8. JayWalk left...
Friday, 6 October 2006 11:29 am ::
Ollie: These days kids where got play this type of things one? Nowadays only got Xbox, PSP, Nintendo DS etc.... Gone are the days where we catch spiders, longkang fish, par goli liao lor....


9. yanZzz left...
Friday, 6 October 2006 12:57 pm
wow.. its a nice package .. but was it nice ? this yr my company only receive couples of nice packaging mooncakes.. and most of the boxes are at my home now .. wahahaha
hows the taste of the mooncake ??


10. sunflower left...
Friday, 6 October 2006 1:25 pm
Can send one box over to my home address?


11. JayWalk left...
Friday, 6 October 2006 3:36 pm ::
Yanzzz: Ok lah but hor with all the fancy flavours here and there hor, don't have the normal kind leh....

Call me a purist but I like my mooncake the traditional way. Not even snow skin.

Sunflower: *BURP!!!* Sorlie. Bor liao.


12. spellbound left...
Friday, 6 October 2006 4:35 pm :: http://verniceloy.blogspot.com
i am planning to go for a holiday in the asia region during dec. hopefully can drop by singapore for a few days.

talking abt roti prata, i kind of missed it too. Hmm, thosai as well.

wah, i think i can eat 5 pcs at one go!

i missed the late nights hanging out at some roti prata outlet chewing on roti prata, slurping on mutton soup & drinking teh aliah.


13. Jaslyn left...
Saturday, 7 October 2006 3:30 pm :: http://precious-jas.blogspot.com
Poor me didnt even had any mooncake this year :(


14. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 7 October 2006 3:41 pm :
Spellbound: Damn... read your comments until I hungry already.. haiz.... 74 more days....

Jaslyn: You just being lazy lah.... go out and buy mah... Eh, tell you secret. You buy today hor, very cheap one leh!


15. Jaschocolate left...
Sunday, 8 October 2006 9:24 pm
Wow... i like the box box..
Does eating means the one near my place? Can i join for free supper? :p


16. Jaschocolate left...
Sunday, 8 October 2006 9:24 pm
Opps.. i mean eating prata :p


17. JayWalk left...
Monday, 9 October 2006 12:14 am ::
Jaschocolate: If I am heading to Aliph, I sure jio you out one. No scared ok?


18. xcake left...
Tuesday, 10 October 2006 8:43 pm :: http://xcake.blogspot.com
Such nice mooncakes *cries* Why don't they have these kinds of things here? :(


19. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 10 October 2006 10:17 pm :: 
xcake: If it was any consolation, the mooncakes didn't taste very good. I am at my uncle's place and tried the mooncakes here in LA. Quite good leh. Apparently they were imported from HK.


20. Leonard left...
Tuesday, 10 October 2006 11:26 pm :: http://leonardpng.blogspot.com/
wow, thats a very innovative packaging...ya, i've to agree with the rest, the answer is given out before it could be answered, haha... :)


21. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 11 October 2006 7:47 am ::
Leonard: Cannot every time make so difficult to guess mah.. Ok Ok... next time I don't pan chance liao...

05 October 2006

Holding Hands

 It was my day off and I decided to take Faith out to breakfast and to do a little bit of Daddy-Daughter time.

As we were walking in the nice breezy morning of 25 degrees Celsius, her hand was in my palm.

Strangely, it fitted nicely.

I looked down at our hands and a few questions popped insider my head.

When will be the day that she would stop holding my hand?

Who would be the next guy to hold her hand? 

It was a quiet walk and we were both contented, just walking and listening to the rustle of the leaves, dancing in the fresh morning breeze, complimented by the regular rhythmic plops emitting from her pair of little wooden clogs.

JayWalking in the land of Spit....
- Voxeros

1. mari left...
Thursday, 5 October 2006 8:59 pm :: http://www.lakeside-girl.blogspot.com
All the best for the marathon fund-raising! It's a great cause.
And what a little moving entry; it's a peek into the tenderness of a father's heart behind his usually stoic and strong exterior.


2. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 5 October 2006 9:29 pm ::
Marilyn: Hey, long time no hear! Still eating and reading at the dining table? Bad habit leh...

Anyway, thanks for the well wish for the coming RFF Marathon. Adrian has already started training for it while I won't need to kick start our PR efforts until much nearer to the actual marathon date.

Come back for updates!


3. OLLie left...
Thursday, 5 October 2006 10:52 pm
I see veiny arms. :D
But seriously, that's so sweet. I have long since stopped holding my dad's hand. Or rather, I seldom hold his hands anymore. hais.


4. JayWalk left...
Friday, 6 October 2006 12:30 am :: 
Ollie: Lucky never show my messy hair at the same time or else you confirm nose bleed.
Question: You said you seldom hold your dad's hand. But when was the last time?


5. OLLie left...
Friday, 6 October 2006 12:51 am
hmm.. This year ba. His hands are big and warm. Very cushiony to hold. Very fatherly. I like it alot. :D


6. JayWalk left...
Friday, 6 October 2006 9:02 am ::
Ollie: This year? Well, that is very encouraging to hear for I thought it would be all over by the time they reach their teens.


7. aloe left...
Friday, 6 October 2006 9:03 am
so sweet!!
We will never stop holding our daddy's hands la unless 她学坏!! or something *choy choy!* *touch wood* happens...


8. JayWalk left...
Friday, 6 October 2006 9:32 am :: 
Anna: Then when was your last time?


9. OLLie left...
Friday, 6 October 2006 10:02 am
haha.. I think I know why you say it's encouraging. 'cause it means that your daughter has a very high possibility of holding your hands even at the age of 20. Right? hahaha..


10. JayWalk left...
Friday, 6 October 2006 11:13 am ::
Anna: Then when was your last time?


11. JayWalk left...
Friday, 6 October 2006 11:17 am :: 
Ollie: Don't know lah... I always under the impression that by the time they reach their teens, then no more liao. But then you already 20+ liao still got hold your daddy's hand and so I say encouraging lor since there is still hope there.


12. aloe left...
Friday, 6 October 2006 11:22 am
er.. I hold his arms... counted anot?? =D


13. JayWalk left...
Friday, 6 October 2006 11:25 am :: 
Anna: No prawn, fish also goot er... I mean no hand arm also goot.


14. Lexandria left...
Friday, 6 October 2006 1:45 pm :: http://alcoholicbitch.wordpress.com
Bet my dad was thinking the same thing years before.
=(
this entry makes me wanna tear. =/


15. Jaslyn left...
Saturday, 7 October 2006 3:33 pm :: http://precious-jas.blogspot.com
Omg... So sweet and touching!!! Makes me feel like being a mum more than wanna hold my dad's hand.. hahaha


16. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 7 October 2006 3:46 pm ::
Lex: Don't cry lah... go and hold your dad's hand lor.
Sekali, he will sceptically say "你这次又做错什么事?" -_-

Jaslyn: You feel like being a mom? Er.....


17. akk left...
Wednesday, 11 October 2006 10:53 am
next guy to hold her hand is confirm the kindergarten/pri-1 partner when they all line up to go recess...
maybe already have in the preschool liao...better go check, anxious dad...


18. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 11 October 2006 12:52 pm ::
Akk: Not that type of holding hands lah! Arrgghh!!
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