31 January 2007

Santana Row

I was supposed to drive up to Napa Valley to visit the vineyards but I overslept as a result of jet lagged.

Being a two-and-a-half hour drive up, my waking at 11am certainly throw my entire schedule down the toilet.

After having lunch at a Japanese Ramen shop, it was decided we go for a drive and go down to "Santa Narrow" jalan jalan.

Knowing me, everything is need GPS to guide one, I struggled with the bladdy navigation to get the address.
In the end, we gave up and had my cousin to guide me from the passenger seat.

It was a short drive of about 6 miles before I saw the signage in front of me.

Santana Row.

This cousin of mine English fail one. Haiz..... Santa Narrow my ass......

At 15 degress Celsius and a light nippy breeze, the weather couldn't be better for a cup of coffee in the courtyard under the afternoon sun. The whole place is damn pretty. Beautiful buildings, beautiful cars and beautiful chiobus. *drool*

(Click Both Pictures To Enlarge)

Anyway, I have a soft spot for immaculate lawns and with the kids lying and playing on the grass, it was just to hard to resist not taking a picture.

- Voxeros

1. hiaoauntie left...
Thursday, 1 February 2007 2:01 pm
at least ur cousin didn't say santa claus...

2. JayWalk left...
Friday, 2 February 2007 3:39 am ::
HiaoAuntie: His English is bad but not that bad lah...

30 January 2007

BMW 530i

This is my ride in San Francisco / San Jose during my layover before heading down to Las Vegas. I must say the new BMW 3 and 5-series are quite chio although I can't say the same for the clunky looking 7-series.

Good thing I came to San Francisco at a time when my aunt just changed new car. Once I got in, she threw me the car key for she really hates to drive unless she has to.

The ride comfort for the driver is really good with the sporty bucket seats hugging you tightly as you adjust it to fit you body shape. As usual, the drive was very smooth and perhaps it had a bigger engine capacity than the 320i I had when I was in Singapore, the transmission and manueverability was much better.

The funny thing with all these modern fancy smancy high tech stuff was that I didn't know how to start the engine as this was one of those keyless car thingie. I press the "Start" button but nothing happen leh.... My aunt damn evil. Just sit there laughing as I kar lang kar bok inside the car. Purposely don't want to tell me how to start saying that since I "so good with gadget stuff", I should be able to figure it out.

Eventually, I gave up and the answer (only after my aunt realised that the wasted minutes inside the carpark is causing her parking fee to skyrocket) to the puzzle was that I needed to step on the brake when I press the "Start" button.

Orrrrrrrhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Han cher......

Then hor, when we reached home and got out of the car hor, eh.... HOW TO LOCK THE CAR ONE???!!
Again, after having my ego trampled to bits, I learned that I just needed to touch the door handle of the car to lock/unlock it.

Orrrrrrrhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Han cher......

My only saving grace was that I was able to easily navigate through the on-board iDrive system which I personally was not impressed at all. The navigation was not intuitive which makes the user-friendly level down several notches. If I remember correctly, it runs on Windows CE platform. Yuck.

Overall, I think Mercedes Benz is a much better car (within that category). The Mercedes Benz used to be a very "Uncle Car" but with new  and recent designs (especially the S-Class), the Mercedes Benz-es are now pretty stylish, thus challenging the Beemer as the car for the young and trendy.

- Voxeros

1. aloe left...
Tuesday, 30 January 2007 8:57 am
Er?? U say how to open car door nia but never mention how to lock the car leh?

2. ihawk98 left...
Tuesday, 30 January 2007 9:38 am
I test drove this same BMW on a "yet to open" highway last year. The drive was SWEET!!!....even though I had the same "difficulty" trying to start the car.....heh heh.

3. spinnee left...
Tuesday, 30 January 2007 1:38 pm
*lmao* hilarious! but can't blame u for not knowing how to start it.
and yes, mercs look better, and costs cheaper to repair (mercs spare parts are known to be one of the cheapest).... :)

4. hiaoaunty left...
Tuesday, 30 January 2007 6:26 pm
i love the 5 series beemers and for me, it must be in creamy white... and i love mercs too... guess i always wanted to be a tai tai

5. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 31 January 2007 2:41 am :: 
Aloe: Locking and unlocking is the same. Just touch the door handle can liao.

ihawk98: Makes me wonder if we are overdoing things with all these high tech stuff. Do we really need assistance to lock/unlock a door? What's wrong with using a car key or a remote?

Spinnee: Mercs spare parts of not the cheapest. Just that there are quite a lot of "cheong" parts in the market.

HiaoAunty: Creamy white? eeeeee........ looks like a white paint job go awry.

29 January 2007

Flight To San Francisco

4pm and I am still sitting in the airport. Plane spoil.

We have had a bad year last year as far as business was concerned and this year calls for a bit of belt tightening on everybody's part.

My usual travel arrangement would have been to buy a B-class economy fare and then using my mileage to upgrade to business class. This time round, I decided to save a bit of money and opt for an award return ticket as I have accumulated close to 200,000 FF Miles liao (Not because they gave me a lot but rather, hardly able to use coz they keep saying no award upgrade seats available and all sorts of excuses $#$@*&!!!).

60,000 for an economy return ticket (Non mileage accrual). Cheap coz free mah....

So there I was sitting in the bladdy plane waiting for take off when the Captain announced over the PA that starter engine rosak. Now waiting for spare part to deliver and will be delayed an hour.

Better rosak on the ground then in mid-air, I told myself.

1 hour ended up to be 3.5 hours where the engineers gave up and declared the plane not air-worthy as we were all herded out of the plane. NW staff were quite good as I was quickly transfered to a flight on Cathay Pacific and because between airline-to-airline, I knew this was going to be a full fare economy flight and quickly flashed my Marco Polo Club card. 6,900 free FF miles. Small consolation lah.

Still, economy class in the best airline is still nowhere near the business class of the worst airline. It was most unfortunate.

All my prefered seat selection were gone as a result of this transfer. I may be a Platinum member in NW, I am just a mere peon Marco Polo Green and so I got stuck right at the back in Row 57. I became part time flight toilet attendant.

20 cents, please. You want tissue?

The CX flight eventually took off at 4.30 pm. 8 hours later. Luckily, this was a direct non-stop flight as compared to a connection in Narita if I were to fly via NW. And so while I may be stuck in the HK airport for 8 hours, I arrived a mere 3.5 hours later.

A lot of things happened at the back of the plane. Got this indian kid crying for 6 of the 10 hours we were airborne. Could have strangled the kid but refrained coz I just couldn't accept the money that everybody (including his parents) were offering me to do it. iSaint.

Another eurasian kid sitting in the aisle across from me, suddenly did the merlion onto the aisle between us. OK... time to wear my shoes the rest of the journey liao. I must say the CX attendants were very professional about it. Granted, I can sense they were a bit peeved with the extra (also not to mention stinky) work, they nonetheless still maintain a friendly attitude as they got down on their knees and cleaned up the mess. Salute.

The journey was bumpy due to turbulence but not to the extend of having your testicles pasted to the ceiling. Instead, it was a cradle type of rocking that lulled you to sleep very quickly. With my noise cancelation earphones switched on although not plugged in to anything, I was soon snoozing in the most awkward of posture. iNeckAche.

Breakfast was a disaster not that the food was bad but the idiotic char bor sitting in front of me suddenly decided to return her seat, mid-meal, to upright position. The spring in the seating must have been brand new as the seat sprang back to upright position in 0.000001 second, thus catapulting my orange juice into the air, 2 somersaults and a half twist before landing onto my lap.

7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5 flashed the panel of judges that would have made Fu MingXia or Guo JingJing proud.

Heng, I had my blanket draped over my lap as it valiantly made the ultimate sacrifice for me. Other than a orange smelling sleeve, I got away pretty much unscathed. Just when you thought I would pledge my eternal loyalty to the blanket from hereon, I switched it with the char bor's when the latter headed to the toilet.

Yes, iBastard.

1. Pam left...
Monday, 29 January 2007 2:44 am
sounds eventful!! glad you landed safely though!! SQ charged me 70000 miles for my flight back to sg - no, they gave a 15% discount coz it was booked online and surprisingly very very easy (compared to previous attempts to redeem flights!!). Wish you were going home this time...sigh!! :(

2. JayWalk left...
Monday, 29 January 2007 2:47 am ::
Pam: To redeem economy ticket is relatively easy. They will pull all the stops to make your life difficult if you using your mileage to change for upgrades instead. Stingy bastards....

3. spinnee left...
Monday, 29 January 2007 12:10 pm
How to stop ah neh baby to cry?
Play indian movies in front of it. Sure 100% stop crying with all those dancings & singings.

4. akk left...
Monday, 29 January 2007 2:56 pm
hehehe....since I never had the luxury of the business class, so i dunno, but hell did I have lots to tell you about my own flight to SF. And that is after seeing somebody we know relac one corner (literally) by himself in the business class a curtain away from me, heheheheh....

5. JayWalk left...
Monday, 29 January 2007 3:13 pm :: 
Spinnee: I supposed the kid just need some kind of distraction which obviously the parents are too bor chup to do anything.

Akk: Perhaps you should blog about this.

6. Pam left...
Monday, 29 January 2007 6:47 pm
I guess you've never tried redeeming anything from SQ huh? trust me, a few years ago, it was a nightmare.

7. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 30 January 2007 4:51 am ::
Pam: SQ? No I have not. Can't afford to fly SQ. :P

8. Gary left...
Tuesday, 30 January 2007 7:08 pm
maybe you should also try selling some condoms.. some quickie on the plane in the air..

9. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 31 January 2007 3:07 am ::
Gary: Sell what??!! Cannot lah.... so many mamas in the plane. Every corner got one mama-shop set up liao lor....

10. barffie left...
Thursday, 1 February 2007 12:23 pm
Ya Gary is right. You can offer some "kwa chwee" for those who want to join in the mile-high club. Ho say!

11. JayWalk left...
Friday, 2 February 2007 3:41 am ::
Barffie: DRINKS! GAR-LEE POK! KWAY CHEE!!! As for mile-high club, aiyoh... planes these days so small how to do? Maybe wait for the new Airbus A380 then see how lah.

26 January 2007

The Duck Who Wouldn't Fly South

I'm sitting in the Hong Kong airport right now as I kick off my travelling for the year after a nice break for 2 months.

Like birds who fly south for the winter, I am flying up north. Only difference is that while the birds do it only once a year, I have to do it 4 times a year (6 times last year).

That kinda makes me One Stupid Bird.

At this point, I can imagine interject at this junction to scream "But you are Bird Man what?!!

NB...... *bish*

Anyway, thought I drop off a story before I get myself herded into cattle class for the next 5 + 9 hours. Ouch.
I am well prepared with 20 GB of *cough* cheong movies *cough cough* on my iPod.

Just hope my ang moh knees don't give me problems.

See you over at the other side.

 Once upon a time there was a duck who just didn't understand the concept of flying south for the winter. In fact. he thinks it's rather daft to have fly up and down repeatedly.

So one fine winter, he thought he'd stay put. He thought what was the worst that could happen?

As the winter wore on, the mercury dropped at an alarming pace. It got so cold one day that duckie regretted his stubborn decision and grudgingly set off for the south as well.

Alas, it was too cold to fly as duckie found himself in mid-air with his wings frozen stiff. What followed immediately was a plunging free fall. Duckie thought he was going to die for sure and he started praying to God.

Lo and behold, he landed on a hay barn crashing through the roof.

OK, so he didn't die of a tragic and messy death but the frost bite was so severe that the hypothermia was still going to kill him anyway.

Duckie prayed to God again and the sound of the cow bell approached from a distance.

"Hor seh liao! Help lai liao!"

It was a cow who eventually showed up.


The cow shitted on the duck.

"$%'#@#@$$*&!!!!!" cursed the duck. "God, I already going to die so tragically liao, You still send a cow to pang sai on my head. WTF???!!"

But little did duckie know that the warmth from the dung was slowly thawing his wings and before you know it, duckie was flapping happily again.

It was joy! Hooray! Duckie prayed again, feeling apologetic for his outburst against God.

In jubilation, duckie was happy quacking none stop, making helluva noise. The ruckus eventually attracted the attention of a fox who started making its way towards the source of the incessant noise.

Duckie heard the ruffles of the hay coming towards his direction. Thinking someone was coming to his rescue, he quaked even more.

Soon, the fox came face to face with the duck and gobbled duckie up.

Moral Of The Story
1) A person who shits on your head doesn't mean he is your enemy.

2) A person who comes to your rescue doesn't mean he is your friend.

3) When you are desperate and hungry, don't not look down on other people even if they are covered in shit. They may just be the key to your survival.

4) When you are warm and comfy in a pile of shit, SHUT THE F*CK UP!

Image Credit:

- Voxeros

1. spinnee left...
Friday, 26 January 2007 8:58 am
thanks for this story. reminded me to be contented at times.
I'm so grateful I'm clearing other pple's shit. That's so meaningful!

2. JayWalk left...
Friday, 26 January 2007 1:22 pm :: 
Spinnee: Glad you enjoyed that story. It has been with me since I was in Sec 2.

25 January 2007

Relak One Corner

I was in my study chillin', like most nights, when wifey came running in with another "Come look at this!"

I followed her to the room and I was given the silent "shhh..." signal, with her index finger to her lips, as I entered.

There Gabriel was, tucked snugly in the corner of his relatively big crib, snoozing away.

I was composing what I saw into a picture in head as I headed back to the study to fetch the camera.

I took that shot and had the perfect caption in mind.

Relak One Corner.


- Voxeros

1. spinnee left...
Thursday, 25 January 2007 11:18 am
hahaah guess he feel very secured there bah :)

2. sunflower left...
Thursday, 25 January 2007 11:35 am
Wow, I hope your son will grow up as flexible as he is now

3. hiaoaunty left...
Thursday, 25 January 2007 3:47 pm
for me, i would move him to the middle... see liao very kang kor

4. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 25 January 2007 9:09 pm :: 
Spinnee: Not to mention snug and comfortable.

Sunflower: I hope his gf will be just as *cough* flexible *cough cough*.

'HiaoAunty: No point lah. You move him to the middle, 10 minutes later, he will be back in the corner again.

5. rationalneurotic left...
Saturday, 27 January 2007 9:26 am :: http://thisistherationalneurotic.blogspo
eh! remind me of my cats!

6. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 27 January 2007 6:19 pm
RN: Welcome to the blog!
Yeah, he does reminds be a bit of Hobbes when the latter is having its siesta. Just hope that Gabe don't go up to be a ngeow person. Just a cat loving (or any other animals for that matter) person will be fine.

24 January 2007

Left of Right? - Faith

It wasn't so obvious for Faith as she took quite a while to establish a master hand. Even up to now, we are only 95% sure, simply based on the fact that she uses the right hand to hold the pen.

So why only 95% sure? Well, I see the way she hold the pen to write and draw is quite wobbly and so perhaps she has unwittingly been using the non-master hand? Hence, I reserve the 5% to anticipate that one day should she decide to switch to the left.

- Voxeros

1. aloe left...
Wednesday, 24 January 2007 9:02 am
er.. my niece use right hand... then she injured her finger... then she started using left hand... now she sometimes use right and sometimes left hand... We dun know she right or left handed.. whahahaha!

2. spinnee left...
Wednesday, 24 January 2007 9:13 am
this only shows she doesn't have enuff strength, where she need practices with writing... then from there can determine which hand she's using. my kid's using both... oddly. O_O

3. barffie left...
Wednesday, 24 January 2007 9:18 am

4. hiaoaunty left...
Wednesday, 24 January 2007 10:48 am
faith is how old now? 3-4?? faith may be too young to write or hold pencil properly..... anyway using both hands to write/do stuff is good, that shows that both sides of the brains are being used... there are lots of research stuff on that subject

5. sunflower left...
Wednesday, 24 January 2007 2:22 pm
Right good wat? why need to be lefty? cannot everything follow you ma..._

6. Gary left...
Wednesday, 24 January 2007 7:14 pm
why pixelled your face?? lol..

7. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 24 January 2007 8:56 pm :: 
Aloe: Well for me, I am a lefty but I play golf and pool right handed. I used to be able to use chopstick with both hands. Now right hand long time neber practice, rusty liao.

Spinnee: Hence my final reservation of 5% that she may switch to the eventually master hand later in time.

Barffie: High Five! (left hand)

HiaoAunty: Faith is 4 now and again like I said to Spinnee above, there is still the 5% chance that she may switch.
Sunflower: I didn't say right is bad but just wonder if any of my lefty genes were passed down. That's all.

Gary: iShy.

8. Jaschocolate left...
Wednesday, 24 January 2007 10:12 pm
Bish your shy face!!!!
Wow, what a big paintbrush.. how to let Faith use properly.. Too big and long for her hand to control lah.. :p

9. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 24 January 2007 11:50 pm ::
Jaschocolate: Dunno leh... all the brushes available that day all that size leh.

10. KingMeng left...
Thursday, 25 January 2007 12:11 am ::
I mentioned pencil, u said too young to hold....then u give her brush....*mutters* :P

11. aloe left...
Thursday, 25 January 2007 8:38 am
Hahahahahha! So contradicting.... Hahahahah!!
U shy?? iPuke... =S

12. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 25 January 2007 9:33 am :
KingMeng: Brush not I give one lah.... The school provided the brush for art class lah. You also damn tuut lah you. Pencil how to do painting?

Aloe: iBish.

13. hiaoaunty left...
Thursday, 25 January 2007 3:44 pm
Okie let me put the record straight. Children at 4 years of age are not supposed to be holding pencils to write.

Fat paint brushes are the correct "instruments" at Faith's age. Just look at the way Faith gripped the paintbrush, she is holding it beautifully as in like holding a pencil (some children of 4 years cannot). It is interesting to note that she is painting the entire paper blue (would had been good if i could ask her to interpret that... sea? sky? or draw something with that paintbrush). I studied Language and Art so therefore I know such stuff.

14. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 25 January 2007 9:14 pm ::
HiaoAunty: She was painting the sky actually. Then again, that was all she could paint since there was only blue in the palette.

15. barffie left...
Thursday, 1 February 2007 12:20 pm
I write, eat as a lefty. I cannot use mouse on my left hand, play pool and badminton with my right.

16. JayWalk left...
Friday, 2 February 2007 3:42 am ::
Barffie: For me is everything left except, golf, snooker/pool and mouse.

23 January 2007

Left of Right? - Gabriel

I was munching on keropok when I decided to offer Gabriel a piece. The greedy little fella trotted happily over and I thought this would be a good chance to see which hand will come up to receive the little piece of cracker, and thereby establishing himself as a right hander or a lefty.

Turns out that he is a clear cut righty.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's entry to see if Faith is also a right hander or a south paw.

- Voxeros

1. Jaschocolate left...
Tuesday, 23 January 2007 7:33 pm
GABE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooo cute... think faith will use both hands.. to grab the whole pkt from u.. hehehe :p

2. sunflower left...
Tuesday, 23 January 2007 9:34 pm
He getting more and more handsome

3. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 23 January 2007 11:25 pm :: 
Jaschocolate: I did try that same test on Faith. She just opened her mouth and chomped my hand. Lazy girl, this one....

Sunflower: Just like his *cough* dad *cough cough*

4. KingMeng left...
Wednesday, 24 January 2007 12:33 am ::
Most people do the test with a pencil, and asking the kid to write...

5. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 24 January 2007 9:02 pm :: 
KingMeng: Yah. But my two kids are at the age where they are still too young to hold a pencil properly.

6. akk left...
Monday, 29 January 2007 3:03 pm
i can hear your cough all the way here in s'pore on seeing ur reply to sunflower. ...
in any case, righties rule! Slogan: 'all society to conform! no more elbows hitting ur chopstick hand!'

7. JayWalk left...
Monday, 29 January 2007 3:59 pm ::
Akk: If that's the price for speaking the truth then cough it shall be. *cough*

22 January 2007

Leopard Dog

You have seen my Lion Egg. Now let me show you my Leopard Dog.

Ok Ok... so not a real leopard dog.

Well, the mercury has fallen in recent weeks and we thought it's time to wrap up our doggie in warmer clothing. I took left over materials from a previous project (Leopard print shoe chair) and decided to make a few doggies shirts for him.

Ta-da! Leopard Dog .
- Voxeros

1. sunflower left...
Tuesday, 23 January 2007 9:34 am
So sweet of you...

 2. hiaoaunty left...
Tuesday, 23 January 2007 6:12 pm
your dog has blue eyes??? my sis used to have a beautiful pint size white pekinese... he died 2 years ago... we are still mourning his demise.. his name was mao mao (hairy)... mao mao was snooty and proud but he was always veri regal looking

3. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 23 January 2007 9:13 pm :: 
Sunflower: Bor lah... *blush*

HiaoAunty: Dog eyes black not blue. The pekingnese before this was a white one but the pet shop had to take him back coz too sickly.

4. nadnut left...
Thursday, 25 January 2007 6:49 pm ::
eh.. i thought u'll have a 'fiercer' dog. lol

5. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 25 January 2007 9:16 pm :: 
Nadnut: Nope. All my dogs all nice nice one.

19 January 2007

Lion Egg

I was at one of my favourite Japanese restaurant that specialised in Teishoku/Bento where I did a double take when I saw this in their menu.

Roar Egg.

I was scratching my heading what it was until I recalled reading Meepok's recent blog about Lions. Then it dawned on me.

This one confirm lion egg.

Don't believe? I got proof one. I show you.

See picture below.
- Voxeros

1. sunflower left...
Friday, 19 January 2007 8:53 am
hahah, this is funny! I never know you can be so talent!

2. JayWalk left...
Friday, 19 January 2007 10:02 am :: 
Sunflower: Ahh... thank you. Thank you. *curtsy*

3. spinnee left...
Friday, 19 January 2007 11:23 am
wakakakakaa ....
so in the end what the hell is a roar egg? an egg which can roars? O_O.........
imagine eating it...and it *rooooooooaaaaaaarssssssss*... scary.

4. JayWalk left...
Friday, 19 January 2007 11:33 am ::
Spinnee: I thot I say it's Lion Egg already?
Ok lah... they originally meant to print "Raw Egg" lah...

5. spinnee left...
Friday, 19 January 2007 11:35 am
OMG!!! RAW becomes ROAR!!!!!!!
what's next?! they should engage me as their english consultant .. wahahhahaha

6. JayWalk left...
Friday, 19 January 2007 11:46 am :: 
Spinnee: Remember the "SOLL DOWN" road sign?? Remind me to tell you the Warehouse Supplies joke.

7. aloe left...
Friday, 19 January 2007 4:23 pm
what's 月见? What has it got to do with egg?? I ish blur...

8. JayWalk left...
Friday, 19 January 2007 5:12 pm :: 
Aloe: I have no idea. Must ask people like HiaoAunty who knows japanese one.

9. Old Beng left...
Saturday, 20 January 2007 9:57 am
So did you try that Roar *Raw* egg? Nice bo?

10. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 20 January 2007 10:58 am :: 
Old Beng: Didn't try that as I order the sukiyaki hotpot teishoku instead.
Besides, I scared next morning I get Saw Butt. :P

11. hiaoaunty left...
Sunday, 21 January 2007 9:19 pm
yes yes??? who call me??? 月见??? this one i realli blur... even when i try saying it in japanese also dun sound like some kind of japanese food i've eaten before... roar egg is obviously raw egg lor...

12. JayWalk left...
Monday, 22 January 2007 2:28 am :
HiaoAunty: Then perhaps it is merely the name of the dish and nothing more.

13. spinnee left...
Monday, 22 January 2007 1:32 pm
月见...'cuz it looks like a moon?
月 is tsuki... also no where near to tamago or whatever mah... *scratch head*

14. JayWalk left...
Monday, 22 January 2007 9:25 pm :: 
Spinnee: I think we established that it is just a name. Better stop thinking about it before your head explodes.

15. yanzzz left...
Tuesday, 23 January 2007 11:48 am
y didnt ask how come its call "RRRrRrroooar Egg "

16. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 23 January 2007 2:20 pm ::
Yanzzz: In Spitland hor, this type of thing no need to ask one lah. I've learned to not rock the boat and leave things as they are.

18 January 2007

Formula One Racing In Singapore

Several Cars Reported Missing During Inaugural Singapore F1 Race.
16 Mar 2008

 The much anticipated inaugural Singapore Formula-1 race kicked off with much fanfare and was a resounding success with Jenson Button taking the first ever Singapore chequered flag.

However, there were a few mishaps that marred the event, without which, could have been touted as the perfect event of the year. Several cars did not return to the paddock after the race was over and the police have since launched a island-wide for these cars. The missings cars belong to Takuma Sato, Jarno Trulli as well as the Brazilian pair of Felipe Massa and Reubens Barrichello.

All four cars and their respective drivers were subsequently found six hours later. Below are their individual reports.

1) Felipe Massa was found circling in the Toa Payoh estate disoriented and dehydrated.
"I took a wrong exit into this place by I just couldn't find a way out of the estate. I kept going in circles and loops. It was hell when all the street names looked the same!", said Felipe Massa.

"I do not know what is Lorong 2 or Lorong 4 or even what is a Lorong? It also did not appear that Street 31 will lead to Street 32." He added. "I even tried to follow the block numbers hoping that there is an exit at Block 1!"
 2) Reubens Barrichello was found sitting by the pavement next to his car at Marine Parade. The police also observed that the car was dangling over a road hump at Marine Vista. It looked apparently that the low clearance of the race car's chassis could not clear the road humps.
"My god! The humps are too high in this part of Singapore!" exclaimed a visibly distressed Barrichello.

3) Not all were upset as Jarno Trulli did make light of the bad situation as he was found signing autographs for the local fans and enjoying a hearty breakfast of the local coffee and kaya bread, when the police finally caught up.

"My map says Siglap Road but it says Killiney Road* here." said Trulli. "I knew I was a goner and decided to give up."

* Trulli was refering to the Killiney Road Kaya Toast branch outlet on Siglap Road.

4) It seems that Takuma Sato had it worst of the four missing drivers as he was detained at the Malaysian immigration checkpoint in Johor without a passport and a valid visa.

"Ah nor.. Singapore is too small i-ne! I miss one exit and I am in Malaysia!" said the Japanese driver.

At press time, the Japanese High Commission is still in discussion with their Malaysian counterpart regarding the release of Sato.
- Voxeros

1. zeenie left...
Wednesday, 17 January 2007 5:36 pm ::
That was damn funny!! Jay you rock man. LOL

2. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 17 January 2007 5:57 pm ::
Zeenie: Hey man! Good to hear from you again! Glad to know you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Originally, I also wanted to add in the joke about Cash Card and IU but I realised that I already did that back in Apr 2005 (Read Here) and mrbrown also joked about it in his recent podcast (Click Here).

3. hiaoaunty left...
Thursday, 18 January 2007 3:47 pm
Hi hi jay, me been MIA due to living in a warzone (unkempt apt) and not having pc monitors (both burned off during the moving process), therefore cannot come online for many days... You wrote and faked this article or wat!!! So funny ne...

4. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 18 January 2007 4:29 pm :: 
HiaoAunty: I figured that you probably haven't gotten round to hooking up your broadband at your new place. Was just about to sms you to see how you're doing.

Anyway, the article is indeed fake (note the date of the article) and is 100% genuine orgeeginal creation of yours truly.

17 January 2007

Sea Monkey

I remember using Lynx as the first browser of my foray into the World Wide Web. Back then it was purely text-based and as such there were no images to speak off. The webpages were strictly text. Then came NCSA Mosaic as my first graphic-based browser which opened a whole new world of the internet to me.

Next came Netscape Navigator and that was even before Microsoft Internet Explorer came aboard. Problem was that as Internet Explorer finally showed up and subsequently moved to version 6.0, Netscape didn't do enough to keep up with the competition and was rapidly losing market share to the "dark side".

Apparently, the next generation of Netscape took a bit longer than expected to launch. Netscape did eventually upgraded itself from version 4.x to 6.0 but the latter update bombed (in my opinion). Netscape version was very short-lived and version soon came out quietly to hope to rectify the damage that version 6 had done but alas it was too late. It still bombed and it further convict people to continue to use the Microsoft browser.

Sure, there was Opera along the side to offer as an alternative option, but I could never learn to get to like its interface.

Problem with Internet Explorer 6.0 back then was that it was very sluggish when it comes to loading webpages, we were all waiting for the chance to ditch it as soon as a better alternative came along.

Unfortunately, it was a long wait and I recall many months of suffering from having no choice but to put up with Internet Explorer.

Finally came Firefox and we all thought that the world was saved. Loading and rendering was way faster and had lotsa bells and whistles along the way. However, there was this one problem that rides up my ass like a undersized thong. It was sucking up too much CPU juice and bogging down the entire system, causing it to operate at a frustratingly snail's pace. Well, partially it was also the user's fault as Firefox allows the user to open multiple tabs within the browser.

Problem is that by the time I have 6 or 7 concurent webpages loading in their respective tabs, the CPU load could be as high as 95%.

Internet Explorer 7.0 came out recently and to where credit is due, page loading was much faster than its predecessor. However, being the nitpicking need-for-more speed junkie, it wasn't good enough for me.

That's when I discovered Sea Monkey. It is the next generation to succeed Firefox. At the moment, it is still in the Beta stage but so far I have not encountered any problems with it. As you can see from the above screen capture (click image to enlarge), I opened 14 tabs and the CPU load is a mere 30% with the occasional spike to 45% but nothing more. The extraordinarily high RAM usage is justifiable from the fact that I have 14 webpages loading at one go. However, with 1 GB of RAM available at my disposable, this amount of RAM consumption is affordable.

Granted at this stage, bells and whistles like add-ons are still in the pipeline, developers are slowly writing updates to support Sea Monkey. It will be an easy transition for developers as both Firefox and Sea Monkey runs on the same Gecko engine.

Anyway, I highly recommend Sea Monkey to anyone seeking a better browser as long as they are adventurous enough to venture in to beta version of software.

Goto if you would like to find out more about Sea Monkey, currently version 1.1 beta.

- Voxeros

1. Kevin left...
Wednesday, 17 January 2007 2:54 pm ::
I missed the days of NCSA Mosaic. Not so much for Mosaic alone, but for the three Sun X terminals reserved for me while I was doing a Uni project.

Mosaic look better on X terminal than in windows.

Yes, great potential for SeaMonkey. BTW, where is Spitland?

2. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 17 January 2007 3:32 pm :: 
Kevin: Aiyoh... x-terminal, unix, vax/vms.... ahh... the good old days....
Anyway, Spitland is another name for Ch1na. As you know, all internet traffic are being monitored and so I prefer to use Spitland instead, to stay under the radar and avoid any of my data packets getting their red flag.

3. spinnee left...
Wednesday, 17 January 2007 4:22 pm
i saw the seamonkey the other day when i dl firefox.
not that i dun trust beta, but often i kena problems with beta too many times til i fed will wait for official launch :P

4. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 17 January 2007 6:09 pm :: 
Spinnee: Well, beta is indeed not for the faint hearted but my experience with Sea Monkey has been pretty good so far.

It did hang a couple of times (my fault for overloading it lah...) but nothing Ctrl-Alt-Del > End Task cannot rectify.

15 January 2007

Faith & Gabe Go To Bed

I was in the study when the wife came running in, "Come look at this!"

I followed her to the bedroom only to find these two little tykes sleeping away.

My first exclamation was "Wah lau! Sleep until so pai kuar!!"

Confirm must be wife's side of the genes one. :P

- Voxeros


1. heather made this comment,
I can imagine them growing up in the future and taking a picture of you sleeping ugly in bed. lol..sweet revenge. haha.
comment added :: 16th January 2007, 03:22 GMT+08

2. JayWalk made this comment,
Heather: I am afraid they will be sorely disappointed. I slept very nice one ok!
comment added :: 16th January 2007, 09:04 GMT+08

3. ianrush made this comment,

ai ya! you slept ugly in bed lah, didn't you? : )
comment added :: 16th January 2007, 11:05 GMT+08

4. Mae made this comment,
they look very sweet ;)
i think everybody once slept like that when they were young..! it's the kinda sleep only children are capable of.
comment added :: 16th January 2007, 14:41 GMT+08

5. sunflower made this comment,
lol, i sleep like Faith but my leg more
curve up!

Where got ugly... you try sleeping like tat, i doubt you can!
comment added :: 16th January 2007, 15:07 GMT+08

6. JayWalk made this comment,

ianrush: Ahem. No. I sleep very nice one.

Mae: Welcome to the blog! Maybe I should keep this photo until later when they are much older before I show them again. Maybe like 20 years later.

Sunflower: Leg more curve up? As in up in the air?? *gasp!*
comment added :: 16th January 2007, 16:14 GMT+08

7. spinnee made this comment,

kids usually sleep like this if they are feeling secured and carefree. if adults sleep like this, this shows they know how not to worry too much...

by the way, they both look like u leh. xeroxed out one ...ahahahah
comment added :: 16th January 2007, 18:34 GMT+08

8. JayWalk made this comment,
Spinnee: If adults see until like that, chances are he or she is damn drunk and passed out. Hahahaah... Xerox? Well, thank you for the compliment. :)
comment added :: 16th January 2007, 22:41 GMT+08

9. KingMeng made this comment,
Hmm...nothing wrong mah. I mean, everyone sleep with their eyes closed. :P
comment added :: 16th January 2007, 22:41 GMT+08

10. JayWalk made this comment,
KingMeng: True lah... but I would prefer my little girl to sleep with her legs closed lah. LOL!
comment added :: 16th January 2007, 23:18 GMT+08

11. Jaslyn made this comment,

Hahaha.. Sorie ah.. Buay tahan I keep laughing on your reply to KingMeng!!! LOL LOL
comment added :: 17th January 2007, 00:23 GMT+08

12. JayWalk made this comment,
Jaslyn: Aiyah... this type of thing is auto father-instinct one lah.... :P
comment added :: 17th January 2007, 08:23 GMT+08

13. Jaschocolate made this comment,
Sleep like this, i sure get neck ache in the morning...
comment added :: 23rd January 2007, 19:37 GMT+08

14. JayWalk made this comment,
Jaschocolate: Won't lah... they tend to move all over the place while they sleep.
comment added :: 23rd January 2007, 23:29 GMT+08

14 January 2007

JayWalking In Atlanta

As many are aware, my blogo-moniker, JayWalk, is derived from a play of words. My name is Jay and this blog is about my Walk on this planet. Hence Jay + Walk = JayWalk. Geddit? Geddit?

Hence, it came as no surprise that whenever jaywalking shows up in the news, I would be drawn to it like a moth to an open flame.

Can't resist.... must read......

Anyway, spotted this amusing article in the (don't ask me how I managed to access the website from Spitland) dated 13 Jan 2006.

Apparently some poor Brit got pounced on, wrestled to the ground and cuffed by FIVE friggin' armed police officers, all for the grand crime of crossing the street illegally i.e. jaywalking. Talk about overkill! Poor guy was locked up in jail for 8 hours before he was released. He also had his box of mints confiscated! Oh the horror!!

For a bladdy country who is always harping on other countries' human rights abuse, blah... blah... blah.... They are not putting themselves in a very positive light either. No?

Anyway. Read the full article here -->

Ok and that's that. Short post for this Monday and I thought I open the week with a little jaywalking joke that I heard when I was in Sec. 1.

It was a hot afternoon and a man was taking a shower in his home. Halfway through and there was a knock on the door. The man grabbed his green towel and scrambled across the house to answer the door.

The man was dripping wet when he opened the door and his trouble did not go unrewarded for there standing in the door was a very beautiful lady. She was absolutely HOT!

Before the lady could finish introducing herself and explain that she was going door-to-door taking surveys, a small tent was forming under the green towel.

Little did the poor lady know, that this man was one heck of a perverted chee ko pek and was completely caught off guard when the man yanked his green towel away and exposed himself to her.

The lady was in shocked and instinctively ran in the opposite direction, away from the house and onto the street only to meet an oncoming truck.

The truck couldn't stop in time and the lady was ran over. She was killed instantly.

Moral Of The Story: Do not cross the road when the Green Man is flashing.

* Photo Credits: AP/BBC
- Voxeros


1. akk made this comment,

Thanks for the corny morning break......
comment added :: 15th January 2007, 09:47 GMT+08

2. JayWalk made this comment,

Akk: Can't help it. I ate corn flakes for breakfast this morning. A-maize-ing hor?
comment added :: 15th January 2007, 10:13 GMT+08

3. spinnee made this comment,

comment added :: 15th January 2007, 10:59 GMT+08

4. JayWalk made this comment,

Spinnee: :P :P :P
comment added :: 15th January 2007, 12:30 GMT+08

5. Dicta made this comment,

Eeew ... remember that one from school days.
comment added :: 16th January 2007, 13:45 GMT+08

6. JayWalk made this comment,

Dicta: LOL.... oh man.... ain't it the good old days, eh? sigh...
comment added :: 16th January 2007, 16:27 GMT+08

12 January 2007

Freezing In JiangXi

As I have mentioned my JiangXi trip recently, the mercury dropped drastically as I headed 500km North. I had my long-sleeve polo, vest and a jacket to keep warm. Good thing I remember bringing my Nike thermal gloves as my finger joints have this tendency to ache very badly under extreme coldness.

It was a nice 15 degree Celsius when I set off and by the time I reached my destination it was down to just 3 degrees. Luckily, I was indoors and pumped full of alcohol when I retired to bed. It probably would have drop to Zero (or even lower) as the night wore on.


- Voxeros 

1. Heather made this comment,

3.1 degrees? so warrrmmm *hehehe*
comment added :: 11th January 2007, 00:26 GMT+08

2. Pam made this comment,

do you not wear any sweaters? or woolly
hats/scarves? at the mo, it's 11 deg high and about 3 at night. i wear a long sleeve top and a sweater at work, plus the winter jacket for outside, a scarf and a woolly hat if i'm going out for a long time. did
you hear, in New York, it's 22 degC!! m'gawd, global warming is happening !!!
comment added :: 11th January 2007, 00:47 GMT+08

3. JayWalk made this comment,

Heather: Your side Finland of course colder lah....

Pam: Sweater very unglam leh.... haiz... I is ai swee mai mia one... :P
ok seriously, I dislike sweater as it is very leceh to remove once indoors. I prefer clothes that can be put on and remove easily.
comment added :: 11th January 2007, 02:14 GMT+08

4. Pam made this comment,

hello...what sort of sweaters do you have??! since when are sweaters unglam?!
comment added :: 11th January 2007, 06:59 GMT+08

5. Pam made this comment,
plus...if you have to seriously remove so many layers when you get indoors, your heating is probably too high!
comment added :: 11th January 2007, 07:00 GMT+08

6. spinnee made this comment,

take care hor. sounds... cold *gulp*
comment added :: 11th January 2007, 08:49 GMT+08

7. JayWalk made this comment,

Pam: Ok ok... I stand corrected. I dun like sweaters coz they very leceh. As for heating too high, not up
to me to control leh since it is other people's building leh.

Spinnee: I am back like in relatively warmer temperature of 15 deg Celsius.
comment added :: 11th January 2007, 09:16 GMT+08

8. sunflower made this comment,

Ai swee your head!
You should have checked the temperture before you set off for your trip. Errr...... trying to impress in the end, end up freezing!!
comment added :: 12th January 2007, 09:18 GMT+08

9. JayWalk made this comment,

Sunflower: Ok lah. I survived it pretty well. I think the fact that I am more resilient to cold than the
average folk helped quite a bit.
comment added :: 12th January 2007, 10:41 GMT+08

11 January 2007

Tua King Kong Phone

Looks like the ancient Motorola Tua-Ling-Kong "Water Bottle" phone is making a comeback as I spotted a business associate of mine swaggering proudly with one of these phones in hand. From what I heard, this fad is fast catching on in Ta1wan as well.

Now before anyone scoffs at the brick-look-alike, let me say in its defence that it is a full fletched GSM phone with the works like full colour touch screen, PDA functions, handwriting recognition (got stylus one!) and even a 2.0 million megapixels digital camera built-in!

To quote a cliche, you can take the handphone out of Ch1na, but you can't take the Ch1na out of the handphone. I am referring to the brand name of the phone when I burst out laughing the first time I caught sight of it.


Wah lan! How apt! Tua King Kong handphone!!

Ok ok... before you all see this phone no up ah. Let me throw in one more feature. Because the bladdy form factor is so bladdy big, they can afford to put in a bigger battery. As such, this phone can go 2 weeks on a single charge.

Now those of you who are sharp enough, would have noticed that among the "water bottle" category, this is certainly not the biggest one. Alas, good eye, my friend for they also have the grandfather of all "water bottle" handphone model which is even bigger that this one. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of it but reading the mAh rating of the battery in the other phone, I would calculate the other phone to be able to go 1 whole month without recharging.

Whoa Nelly!

p.s. Sure Apple introduced their iPhone but it is really no fight when compared to this TKK-Fone. The latter not only able to beat the iPhone but also as Barffie suggested, beat the crab claws (kar jeem). LOL!

 - Voxeros


1. sunflower made this comment,

This is unbeliveable! Turn back the clock?
comment added :: 12th January 2007, 09:19 GMT+08

2. spinnee made this comment,

i think i prefer my nokia phone.. or iphone.. *gulp at that hideous phone*
comment added :: 12th January 2007, 10:07 GMT+08

3. JayWalk made this comment,

Sunflower: It's one of those Go-Retro fad that we see popping up from time to time. The way I see it, it will come and go like that of the Portuguese Egg Tarts.

Spinnne: But... but... your Nokia cannot kar jeem leh....
comment added :: 12th January 2007, 10:24 GMT+08

4. Meepoktah Maihiam made this comment,

Wah piang.... damn cock leh. The phone so bloody big, how to put in pocket? Then again, Chinese have deep pockets (figuratively and literally speaking). I wonder if the phone if drop-proof. If not cannot use to ?? Pia zui.
comment added :: 13th January 2007, 14:44 GMT+08

5. JayWalk made this comment,

Meepok: We did the drop test liao. It fall off the table. Battery cover flew out, battery also flew out. Put back liao. Good as new.

We check the flooring also. No damage to the floor either.
comment added :: 13th January 2007, 16:35 GMT+08

10 January 2007

Lost In Translation VI

Speaking of stupid translation, here's another that I took in the bathroom of my hotel room in JiangXi.

This one read already confirm head explode one.

- Voxeros

1. sunflower left...
Wednesday, 10 January 2007 1:11 am
cock la, this one i cannot understand at all.. simi english, chinaish

2. Pam left...
Wednesday, 10 January 2007 1:12 am
funnily enough(or not), some of the foreign students write this way. some originating from that country too...........

3. heather left...
Wednesday, 10 January 2007 2:19 am
thanks to i got tummyache... lol..

4. aloe left...
Wednesday, 10 January 2007 9:26 am
wah raoz... how do people understand!? =S

5. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 10 January 2007 4:41 pm :: 
Sunflower & Aloe: Yah lor! Read until head explode right?

Pam: I feel your pain, girl. I really do.

Heather: Har? You read until lao sai? Eeyer.........

6. Gary left...
Wednesday, 10 January 2007 7:54 pm
they copy from chinese to english sia.. lol..

7. hiaoaunty left...
Wednesday, 10 January 2007 8:21 pm
those people who don't know chinese e.g. americans, europeans, etc will be veri distressed by this notice

8. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 10 January 2007 8:29 pm :: 
Gary & HiaoAunty: If they are making such a big mess over the translation, they are actually better NOT doing it at all.

9. OLLie left...
Thursday, 11 January 2007 12:06 am ::
what the hell is "put and put and wash and gargle"?
and "keep the human environment"
I wonder how you can tahan all these man. hahaha..

10. heather left...
Thursday, 11 January 2007 12:25 am
what lao sai! somebody want to get pinch right? LOL

11. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 11 January 2007 12:45 am :: 
Ollie: You ask me? I ask who?

Heather: You say tummy ache one what.... Eh.. pinch? Where? *blush*

12. Jaslyn left...
Thursday, 11 January 2007 3:18 pm ::
Wah lau! Will make people laugh then slip in the bathroom then knock on the wall and die! Hahaha...

13. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 11 January 2007 3:34 pm ::
Jaslyn: I bet somewhere near the floor will have a sign warning you that you may slip, fall and die after reading the sign above.

14. Gary left...
Thursday, 11 January 2007 11:08 pm
i only understand the last line.. thank you for your understanding and co-operation..

15. JayWalk left...
Friday, 12 January 2007 12:17 am :: 
Gary: hahahaahah......

09 January 2007

Stupid And Stupid Love

Got a piggy bank for Faith during Christmas.

Makes me wonder who was the genius responsible for naming the product?


- Voxeros

1. Pam left...
Tuesday, 9 January 2007 1:05 am
the japanese phrase doesn't quite make much sense either..."You look at me, but, I'm so cute!!!"?!?!!

2. heather left...
Tuesday, 9 January 2007 4:11 am
cute :) hope she has a fat pig soon!

3. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 9 January 2007 9:50 am :: 
Pam: If it doesn't make sense, I wonder why they even bother to print it? Perhaps with English and Japanese printed on it, the product will appear more "high class"?

Heather: A fat pig usually come from a skinny wallet. :(

4. spinnee left...
Tuesday, 9 January 2007 10:35 am ::
anyway japanese are known for weird tag shrug :P

5. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 9 January 2007 11:48 am :
Spinnee: Reminds me of my school days when Japanese stationeries were popular back then and the tag lines on them also make people catch no ball.

6. akk left...
Tuesday, 9 January 2007 12:34 pm
i heard the japs did it purposely to give their products more personality and to up the cute factor. They sure burn themselves in your mind, no?

7. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 9 January 2007 1:51 pm ::
Akk: Cute factor??? It is exactly this nonsensical writings that would convince me NOT to buy it.

8. aloe left...
Tuesday, 9 January 2007 3:41 pm
but but... in the end, you still bought that really cute pig money bank!

9. sunflower left...
Tuesday, 9 January 2007 3:51 pm
The pig like you ma... so cute right!!!

10. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 9 January 2007 9:25 pm :: 
Aloe: Not I buy one hor. Wife buy one.

Sunflower: I cute har? Aiyoh... so paiseh! *blush*

11. hiaoaunty left...
Wednesday, 10 January 2007 1:46 pm
another tagline on the box says: pig stupid stupid in love very cute leh!

12. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 10 January 2007 5:02 pm :: 
HiaoAunty: Oh groan......

13. Jojo left...
Wednesday, 10 January 2007 11:35 pm
By the way, where to get this piggy bank? Look cute, another choice for gifts

14. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 11 January 2007 12:33 am ::
Jojo: Harlow Jojo! My guess is that wifey bought this in Ch1na at the Walmart behind our place.

06 January 2007

Onion Meme

It's been a while since I last did a meme and what better than to do one tagged to me by Lexandria.

But frankly part of the reason I am doing this is that I have somewhat lost my momentum to blog as a result of the recent loss of internet access. Unabashedly, I have to admit that this is a space filler. I think I must have mentioned this before in the past that my almost daily posts are not a result of my diligence with regards to blogging but the mere cultivating of the writing habit i.e. keeping the momentum going.

I hope to be able to get back to blogging freely and easily.

Here goes.

Layer ONE- On The Outside
Name: JayWalk
Birth Date: 1971
Current Status: Married
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brownish Black
Righty or Lefty: Lefty
Zodiac Sign: Cancerian Pig

Layer TWO - On The Inside
Your Heritage: Ta1wan (7 generations) and Fujian before that.
Your Fears: Exams.
Your Weaknesses: Gadgets. Just bought the iMuff. Haiz......
Your Perfect Pizza: Double cheese, ground beef, peppers and onions.

Layer THREE - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Your thoughts first waking up: Go back to sleep
Your Bedtime: After midnight.
Your most missed memory: Can't remember.

Layer FOUR - Your Pick
Pepsi or Coke: My dentist says no more soda for me for the rest of my life.
McDonald’s or Burger King: Definitely Burger King
Adidas or Nike: Nike
Lipton tea or Nestea: Lipton Tea
Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate.
Cappuccino or coffee: Kopi-O Gao Gao.

Layer FIVE -Do You
Smoke: No.
Curse: Wah lan eh! What kind of f*cked up question is that?

Layer SIX - In The Past Month
Drank alcohol: Lotsa Gin & T
Gone to the mall: Mall? Been to a few when I was back in Singapore.
Been on stage: Nope. Not recently. Haven't won any golf tournaments lately.
Eaten sushi: Yup. Maguro, Inari, Ikura, Uni, Chirashi Sushi
Dyed your hair: Never.

Layer SEVEN - Have You Ever?
Played a stripping game: Yup.
Changed who you were to fit in: Yes.

Age you’re hoping to be married: Been there, done that.

Layer NINE - In A Girl/Guy
Best eye colour: No preference. Lights off, dark dark, can't see anyway.
Best hair colour: Natural is Best.
Short or long hair: No preference.

Layer TEN - What Were You Doing
1 minute ago: In the car on a road trip to JiangXi.
1 hour ago: Still in the car on a road trip to Jiangxi.
4.5 hours ago: Still in the car on a road trip to Jiangxi. T_T
1 month ago: 06/12/06 - Counting down to coming home for Christmas.
1 year ago: Counting down to coming home for Christmas.

Layer ELEVEN - Finish The Sentence
I love: a life where shit doesn't hit the ceiling.
I feel: tired fighting fires non-stop.
I hate: people who are intentionally stupid.
I hide: my desire to want to strangle these stupid people.
I miss: life back home..
I need: a break that would change my life for the better.

Layer TWELVE - Tag 5 People
Akk, Sunflower, Aloeve, Zhebin, Kimberly.
- Voxeros

1. Kimberly left...
Monday, 8 January 2007 9:35 pm ::
Oooh. I got tagged! hahahahhaa..
And I was still rejecting my cousin's tag the other day. But since the one and only JayWalk tagged me, I shall feng4 pei2 dao4 di3!

2. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 9 January 2007 9:48 am :: 
Kimberly: Of course you will do one lah... or else sure kena suaned by me that you chase money until no time to do meme. :P

3. akk left...
Tuesday, 9 January 2007 11:34 am
u dun smoke meh, Mr methol-lite-with-listerine-film??

4. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 9 January 2007 12:20 pm :: 
Akk: I kicked the habit liao. So no lor.

5. sunflower left...
Tuesday, 9 January 2007 2:26 pm

6. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 9 January 2007 2:44 pm :: 
Sunflower: Don't bish lah.... guai guai do, ok?

7. aloe left...
Tuesday, 9 January 2007 3:50 pm
after I lost a long post (and forgot to Ctrl+C), I can't even access my own blog liao.. sianz!!
I ish pek chek!!

8. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 9 January 2007 9:27 pm :: 
Aloe: Awww... *pat pat*.

9. Zhe Bin left...
Sunday, 14 January 2007 12:28 am
I did halfway already. Continue tomorrow!

10. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 14 January 2007 9:21 am ::
Zhebin: Great! I look forward to it!

05 January 2007

Lost In Translation V - Soll Down

Meepok spotted this sign during his last visit back in September 2006 but we never had a chance to take a picture of it as it was a mere fleeting moment before the sign passed us.

I have since passed by this sign several times but never once did I put in any effort to whip out the camera ahead in anticipation. Too often than not, by the time, I spotted the sign and remembered that I was supposed to take a picture of it, the sign once again eluded me before I could even hit the ON button on the camera.

Well, not this time. I was in the front seat with my camera switched on, ready and waiting. My driver was very much amused.


- Voxeros

1. sunflower left...
Friday, 5 January 2007 2:32 pm
Ha ha, this is funny

2. JayWalk left...
Friday, 5 January 2007 5:32 pm :: 
Sunflower: I can imagine the following conversation taking place...

Passenger: Eh, we exiting the highway and approaching the toll station. You better slow down.

Truck Driver: What?

Passenger: Slow down.

Truck Driver: What down?

Passenger: SLOW DOWN!!!!

Truck Driver: HAR?!! What talking you?

Passenger: SOLL DOWN!!!!!! @#$*@%*#@$*!$!!!!!

Truck Driver: Oh. Soll down har? Next time, say properly can? *steps on brakes*


3. spinnee left...
Sunday, 7 January 2007 1:03 pm
when are the authorities doing something about their sign boards... i've rec'd more weird signboard translated by them and it seemed like it's getting from grammatical/structure mistakes to spelling mistakes.. what's next.. *lmao*

4. aloe left...
Monday, 8 January 2007 9:25 am
er? then how u took that pic? u also ask your driver to "soll down"? heheheh!
I think u need to look at the people that the cheen@ authorities are hiring instead. Engrish standard no good so transration servise also no good lah.. =P

5. akk left...
Monday, 8 January 2007 12:04 pm
at leats it's a 'soll down', not a 'spud up' sign, or you couldn't have been able to take the pic...

6. JayWalk left...
Monday, 8 January 2007 2:04 pm ::
Spinnee: Let's face it. Other than the foreigners, nobody reads the English parts of the signs and as such, no one from the authorities would have noticed anything amiss.

Aloe: I didn't say anything to the driver coz I didn't want him to know that I am taking pictures for my blog. Wait, sekali, he reads my blog then how?

Akk: The main reason why I bought the Lumix digital camera is because it has the fastest shutter speed in the market in the ultracompact category that allows you to quick snap without blurring.
Casio's Exilim is the only other camera that has shutter speed (for sports mode) as as the Panasonic Lumix. I pick the latter due to the more superior Leica lens.

7. Meepoktah Maihiam left...
Monday, 8 January 2007 9:15 pm
China has a lot of cock up signages. Don't have time to take all of them. They are really good for a laugh :-) The best I've seen to date is still the literal translation of 干炒牛河.

8. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 9 January 2007 9:44 am ::
Meepok: Yah man, that was one of the classics.

9. aloe left...
Tuesday, 9 January 2007 3:47 pm
干炒牛河 = dry fried cow river? dried fried bull river? or ....??

10. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 9 January 2007 9:31 pm ::
Aloe: Where got so mild one?
It's Fuck To Fry The Cow River.

11. aloe left...
Wednesday, 10 January 2007 9:29 am
fuck??!! fuck??!! why fuck?!! Wah raoz! *faintz...*