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30 May 2008

Pedra Branca 2012



Lawyers representing Singapore at the International Court
of Justice in The Hague. Malaysia on Friday bowed to a
ruling by the International Court of Justice that affirmed
Singapore's sovereignty over a tiny but strategic island
that caused a 28-year dispute between the neighbours.
(AFP/ANP/Rob Keeris)

So we won the tussle over Pedra Branca at the ICJ. Yay..... we won an islet with a lighthouse!

OK, now what?

Underneath got oil or not har?

Frankly, winning that stupid pile of rock that jutted above the water is nothing to yaya papaya about coz seriously if you were to ask yourself, how is this little piece of real estate going to do us any good anyway, if at all?

Except maybe......



Lighthouse Operator 1: Eh... eh.... got Malaysian ship approaching.

Lighthouse Operator 2: Oh oh!! Let's turn off the lighthouse to kachow them.

*Flicks the lighthouse off*

Lighthouse Operator 1: Shhh...... *snigger*

*Ship crashes into rocks*

*Flicks the lighthouse back on*

Lighthouse Operators: Buahahahaahahaa!!!

Lighthouse Operator 1: Oh oh!!! Here comes another Malaysian ship!!

Lighthouse Operator 2: Yah yah!! Quick quick!

*Flick*




Anyway, also spotted this on Starmist's blog. Damn funny.


Thanks! Starmist!

Image Credit: http://vinyarb.com; http://www.cctv.com
- Voxeros

1. starm|st left...
Friday, 30 May 2008 9:59 am :: http://starmist.liquidblade.com
found the creator (i think). from http://vinyarb.com/blog/?p=85


2. starm|st left...
Friday, 30 May 2008 10:07 am :: http://starmist.liquidblade.com
a bit blur now. it may be done by http://www.wahpiangeh.com/pedra-branca.html.


3. JayWalk left...
Friday, 30 May 2008 12:51 pm :: 
Starmist: Got it. I think the source is http://vinyarb.com/. Thanks!


4. mht left...
Friday, 30 May 2008 2:25 pm
it was a win-win situation. S got one; M got one and they left the decision for the one (only appearing at low tide) for S+M to continue their 'fight' when the tide subsides everytime.


5. THB left...
Friday, 30 May 2008 2:26 pm :: http://the-hb-diaries.blogspot.com
I received a hell lot of mails on that ERP thing lor.. kaoz!


6. JayWalk left...
Friday, 30 May 2008 2:38 pm :: 
mht: At least, it's a chapter close and they can move on to quarrel over other things.

THB: How come?


7. JY left...
Saturday, 31 May 2008 4:26 pm :: http://phatybomb.blogspot.com
Oh man. The exchange between the lighthouse operator is classic. Perfect for a comic!


8. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 31 May 2008 5:53 pm :: 
JY: I think I'd make a lousy lighthouse operator. :P
 

23 May 2008

Chalkboard Flowers!

I have finally done it. I finished drawing all my flowers!! Woo hoo!!! All 25 of them!! Took me 40 days to complete.

*sigh of relief*

OK, here they are and you can all thank me for it. Plug me w.r.t. to this entry. Gimme my 15 minutes of fame. Dammit!

Anyway, click on the respective chalkboards for a bigger view (I recommend "Small 240 x 181 px" for best results).

Also click on the respective names to read their blogs.

Enjoy.

*take a bow*


MSVindicta

KosherJellyFish

Aloeve

OLLie

Dowagr

GerryCutie

PrincessVeron

Fitti

Sunflower700

nadnut

Barffie

Grasshopper

Jaschocolate

MishMashTrash

DrCrab

Merryfeet

TheHornyBitch

JD

Yunz

Thiang

DuaPaiLang

R3gular

AirPork

MistressGrace

Cakie

Afternote: Sorry for leaving out the Daffodil by accident. I knew something was missing!
- Voxeros

1. Dowagr left...
Friday, 23 May 2008 3:27 am :: http://dowagr.liquidblade.com
*laugh at the caulifrower*
why look like grey matters??!
eh.. what's 7+9..? *think*


2. JY left...
Friday, 23 May 2008 9:15 am
You nehver put mai Daffodil man!


3. darkelfin left...
Friday, 23 May 2008 10:16 am
where's mine?? *pouts*


4. Posh left...
Friday, 23 May 2008 10:31 am
love my flower! thanks!


5. starstar left...
Friday, 23 May 2008 10:32 am
aierrr.... i dont have.... :( sad.


6. aloe left...
Friday, 23 May 2008 10:45 am :: http://www.xanga.com/aloeve
yes yes!! I've been saving your flowers too! :) Will blog about it. :) Thankie!!! :)


7. sunflower left...
Friday, 23 May 2008 10:46 am
wah.... nice piece of work!
Can i have the softcopy for wall paper?


8. JF left...
Friday, 23 May 2008 1:45 pm :: http://www.jeshuafreak.blogspot.com
MsV should have been a Venus Flytrap


9. barffie left...
Saturday, 24 May 2008 12:12 am
YESSSS THANK YOU!!!!!


10. AURORE left...
Saturday, 24 May 2008 7:13 am :: http://aurore.vefblog.net
Very nice yours flowers...!!congretulations !!


11. Chocolate gal left...
Saturday, 24 May 2008 1:43 pm
DONE~~~ Hehehehee.. i still dont understand why DPL is cactus and r3g is cauliflower..


12. THB left...
Saturday, 24 May 2008 2:04 pm :: http://the-hb-diaries.blogspot.com
I can picture myself wearing a kimono and a paper umbrella in hand dancing under Cherry Blossom trees!!!! Thank u!!! MUACKZ!!!!


13. YuNz left...
Saturday, 24 May 2008 10:11 pm
thankew uncle for the frower! =D


14. merryfeet left...
Sunday, 25 May 2008 12:58 am
Hahha, xin ku le! Thanks sia!


15. CoWg0eSm0o left...
Sunday, 25 May 2008 10:04 pm :: http://cowg0esm0o.liquidblade.com
wah....so many flowers... so after drawing the veggie kingdom, time to draw species from the insect, marine, animal series??? =P


16. Airpork left...
Monday, 26 May 2008 12:17 am
hehe. I love my frower! Thanks loads uncle Jay!(:


17. JD left...
Monday, 26 May 2008 12:32 am
Thanks alot Jaywalk :) its Bootiful


18. rn left...
Monday, 26 May 2008 10:01 pm :: http://rationalneurotic.liquidblade.com
I just realised that WTF how come you know so many species of flowers man! Respect.


19. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 27 May 2008 2:57 pm :: 
Dowagr: I seroiusly think you need to eat more cauliflower...

JY: So sorry!!! I knew something was missing when I published it but just couldn't put a finger to it. Anyway, it's up liao.

DarkElfin: Uncle Fong, you no ask, I no draw lor. p.s. You don't pout can? Siber eeyer....

Posh: You're most welcome. :) Your dollie is next!

Starmist: Same as DarkElfin lor, I didn't know you want me. Had you ask me at Wala Wala that Thursday, I would have drawn on the spot! Jay-Frower Unplugged!

Aloe: Glad you liked it. I'm more than happy to do it for you.

Sunflower: Click your flower and you will goto my flickr account where you flower is. Select > All Sizes > Download Original.

JF: Well.... that night, Venus Flytrap dunno kena eaten by who ah? Who ah? Too bad you left too early to see it.

Barffie: Cheers!

Aurore: Merci beau coup.


20. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 27 May 2008 3:03 pm :: 
Chocolate Gal: Thanks for the plug and my 15 mins of fame. kekeekekeke

THB: Oooo.... THB in kimono..... iLike!!!

Yunz: Thanks for coming to the Party. Too bad, we didn't drink much together.

MerryFeet: Bu Ke Qi!!

CowGoesMoo: No way! I think I shall retire from requests until the next bout of itchy backside.

Air Pork: No problem. Always happy to do it for the naked ladies.

JD: You're welcome too. See you on MSN soon!

RN: The ability to sian xmm at Jay-Meister level didn't come falling from the sky. I paid my dues.


21. YuNz left...
Tuesday, 27 May 2008 5:39 pm
you ang pai what. how to keep you with me and drink.


22. akk left...
Wednesday, 28 May 2008 9:17 am
i want your chalkboard!!!!


23. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 28 May 2008 12:29 pm :: 
Yunz: OK Lah.....next time, I go Island to date you liao lah....

Akk: Er.... I think ikea also got sell.....


24. starm|st left...
Wednesday, 28 May 2008 3:47 pm :: http://starmist.liquidblade.com
muahaha.. it's alright. i figured i'm not pwetty (like dpl) nor xmm enough (again, like dpl) for you to draw a frower for me.. btw! where did you disappeared to on thurs?? i saw you once and the next time i turned around, you were gone *poof*!


25. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 28 May 2008 4:53 pm :: 
Starmist: You quite the chiobu also what. But too bad, it was so crowded and so never have a chance to have a good chat with you. Anyway, I left after the second set ended.


26. Rachel left...
Thursday, 29 May 2008 6:03 pm
why i also no have... :( no flowers for lmm one.


27. JayWalk left...
Friday, 30 May 2008 9:32 am :: 
Rachel: Harlow. The application window was opened for 40 days. I don't think I got a request from you at all during this period wor...... Besides, you are the reason how all these flowers got started. You go ask your Market Spoiler to draw you one lah!


28. starm|st left...
Friday, 30 May 2008 1:43 pm
haha.. i'm the old-bu you mean. yeah, you did a david copperfield. difficult to talk when there were so many peeps around i guess. :)


29. JayWalk left...
Friday, 30 May 2008 6:20 pm :: 
Starmist: You old-bu still my xmm ok! Anyway, that night you were so far inside, want to reach you also difficult.


30. Rachel left...
Saturday, 31 May 2008 4:37 am
wei wei wei... one issue is one issue ok.. that one is lubee draw for me. this one is my lmm privilege mah! dunch care. i want venus flytrap or whatever predatory flower. :P


31. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 31 May 2008 9:47 am :: 
Rachel: Predatory flower? Hmm..... send me your photo. I draw. wakakaakakakaka *teh*


32. Bobo left...
Friday, 6 June 2008 11:28 pm :: http://brainybimbo.blogspot.com
Such pretty flowers!! but i still love THB's the most!


33. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 7 June 2008 5:28 pm :: 
Bobo: Hi Bobo and welcome to the blog. Do you know THB? Anyway, if I were to pick a favourite, I'd probably go for the Barffie White Rose coz it was the most difficult.

22 May 2008

The 7 Meme


Gah!!! Another meme!! Tagged by CowGoesMoo and PoshBubbles.
Grr.......

7 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME:
1. I like iced water with a slice of lemon.
2. I am very very good in mathematics.
4. I am ambidextrous when it comes to playing pool.
5. I know how to sian xmm and damn bladdy good at it. :P
6. I ish a damn damn damn lousy drinker.
7. My interest in golf is starting to wane. But I think that's just a passing phase.


7 THINGS THAT SCARE ME:
1. Helplessness.
2. Exams. I still get recurring nightmares 12 years after I graduated.
3. KPCT big spiders.
4. Customs x-raying my luggage full of DVDs and MaLing luncheon meat from Spitland.
5. The only burger joint at my place in Spitland closing down.
6. Super obese person walking down the airplane aisle and I have an empty seat next to me.
7. Jaschocolate's nipple twisting claws.

7 RANDOM MUSIC AT THE MOMENT:

1. I've Never Been To Me - Charlene
2. The Boys Of Summer - DJ Sammy
3. Baby Won't You Please Come Home - Louis Armstrong
4. Ain't Nobody - Rufus & Chaka Khan
5. I Love The Nightlife - Alicia Bridges
6. I Thought I Was You - Julia Fordham
7. The Unforgettable Fire - U2

7 THINGS I SAY THE MOST:

1. Nah beh.
2. F*ck.
3. Zhun bor?
4. Yo.
5. Ar?
6. Abuden?
7. The point is...

7 THINGS I TREASURE THE MOST(in no ranking order):
1. Brudders.
2. Xmms.
3. Humour.
4. Creativity.
5. My attention to dettails.
6. My memories as chronicled in my blog.
7. My own personal time to do things on my own terms.

7 “FIRST TIME” THINGS I EVER DID:
1. Stabbed my classmate with a mechanical pencil (1979).
2) Went through 12 consecutive Mad Hatter's Night at Chinoiserie (1995).
3) Did CPR on a real person. Too bad he still didn't make it (1998).
4) Got schooled in tennis by a girl (1990).
5) Got schooled in snooker by a girl at Orchard YMCA (1986).
6) Got thrown out of Zouk (1995).
7) Got outswam by the fattest kid in school (1984).

7 PEOPLE TO DO THIS:
1. Yunz
2. Jaschocolate
3. Cool402
4. Dua Pai Lang
5. R3gular
6. Kosherjellyfish
7. Airpork

Image Credit: http://www.wbenjamin.org
- Voxeros

1. alex left...
Thursday, 22 May 2008 3:04 am :: http://www.kakinan.com/alex
Hi, nice to read your 7 meme. I had a great time reading them. There is something that you mentioned that really disturb me. You have printed "Got schooled in snooker by a girl at Orchard YMCA (1986)", just wondering if you were active with YMCA activities during that time? This is because I was then, and was wondering if we ever met?


2. sunflower left...
Thursday, 22 May 2008 5:21 am
6. I ish a damn damn damn lousy drinker. <<<<<<< Zhun bor?


3. msvindicta left...
Thursday, 22 May 2008 7:17 am :: http://msvindicta.blogsome.com
you stabbed a classmate with a mechanical pencil?!
where? and why?
uncle jay, violent tendencies, tsk tsk tsk.


4. Chocolate gal left...
Thursday, 22 May 2008 8:21 am
when did i ever target your nipples??????? i am so innocent... sobz..


5. Mistress Grace left...
Thursday, 22 May 2008 8:59 am
Stab someone with a mechanical pencil???? KAUZ!!! I thought bullet sealing someone's house was bad!!!


6. Old Beng left...
Thursday, 22 May 2008 3:04 pm
Your first 7 random facts has only 6 or are my eyes playing tricks on lim peh?


7. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 22 May 2008 4:59 pm :: 
Alex: Not very active. Just that I used to go there to play snooker after school.

Sunflower: Yah lor.... Yesterday drink until dunno how i got home.

Msvindicta & Mistress Grace:''' That time was primary 2 and my next desk neighbour jee jee siao siao until I damn dulan. So I planted the mechnical pencil into his back lor.

Chocolate Gal: Orh. dun have!!! Dun have!!! *covers neh neh*

Old Beng: Alamak. You didn't catch the joke. Go read random #2 again.


8. Old Beng left...
Friday, 23 May 2008 9:33 am
Ooops, lim peh too naive stupid, really believe you are a Mathematical Genius


9. sunflower left...
Friday, 23 May 2008 11:11 am
hmmmm heard u all zouk leh....
I wonder how u are back home as well? -.-!
Uncle beng... he is indeed genius... good at lying :P


10. Dzigna left...
Monday, 26 May 2008 1:31 pm :: http://style-damsel.blogspot.com
Why do I NOT have a flower? haha


11. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 27 May 2008 3:22 pm :: 
Old Beng: So you really don't get the joke or bruff one?

Sunflower: Old bruff act gong gong one har?

Dzigna: You no ask mah....

21 May 2008

School Gone Wild


I read in disbelief that someone actually (or purportedly) spiked the school kitchen's water supply with ecstacy leaving all the students stripping off, climbing walls or laying on the floor laughing.

STRIPPING OFF!!!!???

WHERE DO I SIGN UP!!!!???

Ok ok..... then it led me into thinking that perhaps we can learn something from here. Remember my previous entry (F*ck, Singapore!)? Let's spike our Polytechnic and University water supply with Spanish Fly!! And given that the water supply come from Malaysia, how about asking our Northern Brothers to throw in Tongkat Ali as well!

Consperm everybody score A* one.

Image Credit: http://www.star-line.co.jp

- Voxeros

1. aloe left...
Wednesday, 21 May 2008 10:03 am
Jay kor kor wanna strip off??!!! @_@ Wah!!!! Where to go to watch strip show har? =P


2. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 21 May 2008 12:47 pm :: 
Aloe: You want har?


3. starm|st left...
Wednesday, 21 May 2008 3:37 pm :: http://starmist.liquidblade.com
you need cold showers. you and cowboy both need cold showers. er. not together though, unless.....


4. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 27 May 2008 3:23 pm :: 
Starmist: Join us and we'll make it a threesome, ai mai?

19 May 2008

Sorry Myanmar. You're On Your Own.

The Myanmar typhoon and Ch1na earthquake disasters happened back to back. Both sufferred massive damages and loss of lives.

Yet rescue and relief efforts on both sides were starkly different.

We applaud the Ch1nese side pulling all stops to save as many people as possible. Even the blood banks had to stop taking donors because the blood bank is full.

Tents, donations, volunteers both foreign and local were pouring in without even a bat of an eyelid.

Yet in Myanmar, we see a Gahmen who seemingly isn't even remotely interested to resolve this crisis in an urgent manner. Do they have something else more important to attend to than the 40,000 people dead and 2 million homeless survivors and counting?

South China Morning Post's journalist Simon Parry wrote an article of him witnessing how the aid was chucked aside once it was out of sight from the outside world.



Aid For Myanmar Waylaid Just 3km Across The Border

Convoy is met by sleepy officials in no rush to help cyclone victims

Simon Parry, May 13, 2008   


Hong Kong journalist Simon Parry crossed the border into Myanmar with the first overland aid convoy for cyclone victims - what he then witnessed appalled him

It was supposed to be a moment of hope, a breakthrough in the troubled international aid effort for the hundreds of thousands of Myanmese victims of Cyclone Nargis.

Instead, I watched as the delivery of the first overland aid convoy was received with stark indifference by military officials either ill prepared or uninterested in speeding the aid to those in need.

At lunchtime on Saturday - seven days after Nargis killed an estimated 100,000-plus people and left up to 1.5 million homeless - Myanmar's junta finally allowed in two UN refugee agency (UNHCR) trucks carrying 20 tonnes of tents and plastic sheeting, enough to shelter 10,000 victims.

It had taken five days of pleading and cajoling. But at 1pm, to the undisguised delight of the aid workers, the aid was finally allowed in from Mae Sot in northern Thailand on condition no aid workers were on board.

Once across the border, the precious cargo was in military hands. UN staff prayed it would be rushed to the stricken Irrawaddy Delta where every hour is costing lives.

Sharing some of their hope, I defied a ban on foreign journalists and crossed into Myanmar with the trucks. What I witnessed was a debacle. The moment the trucks were out of sight of the border post, they were directed off the road and along a 3km dusty track to a semi-deserted monastery and pagoda.

As our taxi bumped along behind the trucks, I still expected to find army trucks and ranks of troops ready to unload the cargo and take it to the cyclone-hit communities. Instead, the cargo was received by a languid young major who was with only two other soldiers. I watched as they waved the trucks to parking bays without looking to see what they contained, then ambled back to a reception area to resume the card-playing and tea-drinking that had been interrupted. I watched to see when the relief operation would begin. But nothing happened - just elderly monks and casually dressed government officials wandering around, seeming to ignore the UN trucks.

My presence had been noticed, so I walked up and introduced myself and congratulated them on securing the aid. When would it be leaving for the disaster area, I asked? The major, Myat Hdut Aye, explained that nothing more would be happening for the time being. "It will have to wait here until tomorrow," he said, gesturing to the trucks. "Then it will be transferred by road to Yangon. We can't do anything more today."

I asked gently why it wasn't being moved immediately. Silent for a moment, he blushed before replying: "We need a big truck to carry all these things and it has to come from Yangon." So when would it arrive? He looked a little more uncomfortable and said: "We hope it will be here in time to leave early tomorrow."

As we chatted, a senior officer, who had been sleeping inside, came to the doorstep and began quizzing my driver-interpreter: "Who is this man? Is he with the UNHCR? Why is he taking pictures?"

We shook hands, retreated to our car and drove quickly back to Myawadi, across the Moei River from Mae Sot, where it was soon apparent why so little attention was being given to the arrival of the aid.

Three kilometres from the idle aid trucks, scores of rifle-toting soldiers were patrolling five polling stations for the referendum on constitutional reform - held in spite of international entreaties to delay the vote and focus on cyclone relief.

Those in Myawadi brave enough to risk arrest by speaking to me said the heavy army presence was meant to intimidate people into voting "yes", in line with the junta's wishes.

"Everyone is watched and anyone who votes `no' has been told they will be thrown in prison on Sunday morning," a market trader said.

Except for the soldiers, the polling stations were deserted.

"There are thousands of soldiers in Myawadi and many military trucks that could transport the aid," a 51-year-old restaurant owner told me bitterly. "But this regime does not care about saving people. They only care about saving themselves."

The town may have escaped the cyclone's wrath, but the storm's impact was being felt here and across the country. "People are too hungry to even think about politics," another man said. "The price of rice has more than doubled in the past week and cooking oil has trebled."

The dismal reception for the aid convoy was in stark contrast to the hard work and optimism displayed on the Thai side of the border.

"Officials in Burma have insisted on certain things and we are trying to do things the way they want us to," the UNHCR's Vivian Tan said, avoiding any criticism of the junta. "For us, the most important thing is to get the material in and to distribute it to the people who need it as quickly as we can."

Little could Ms Tan or her colleagues have imagined that by nightfall on another day of death and misery for victims of Nargis, the precious cargo would be grounded just a few kilometres away.

- South China Morning Post (13 May 2008)




Aid handed over to villagers in
heavily publicised efforts was then
taken back and shipped away.

- According to internal reports of the junta's actions.

Source: South China Morning Post (16 May 2008)

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I mentioned earlier how relief volunteers were wrangling with the Gahmen to get a visa so that they can come in and help the victims. It just baffles me why they are refusing help at a time when they themselves are struggling to control the crisis.

Looking across the border and we see Ch1na whom themselves have the resources to resolve this crisis on their own and yet you see them humbly granting visas to foreign aid workers and graciously opening up their borders to allow even Ta1wan airplanes to land directly in Chengdu, delivering aid.

Lives are at stake here and every second's delay mean the lost of a life or two or 27 that would otherwise been saved. This is the time to put aside differences and get down to what is really important here. Anyone still protesting over T1bet now?

It breaks my heart to see the Myanmar Gahmen dragging their feet on this, as if this is exactly their deliberate scheme to let their people die. There were even reports of the Gahmen hindering the relief efforts of their own monks. Yes, the very same monks that were in the stand-off against the Gahmen during the last riot.

Can't the Gahmen just set aside their differences for now and save the people first?

I can see that the Gahmen is pulling all the stops to prevent the monks from gaining even more popularity with the people with their relief efforts. The Gahmen is already very unpopular now and I was wondering if the Gahmen were to put in every effort to resolve this, wouldn't that allow them to earn back some brownie points from the people?

Mark my words. After this episode, the Junta is going down for sure, as the people will uprise against them. It is only a matter of time.

Since the typhoon, many bloggers have sprung entries asking all to donate to the relief fund.

I am sorry but I am going to pass on this one as I cannot be assured that my aid will reach the hands of the people.

I smell golden taps and peanuts on this one.

Yes, my decision may be a cold one but think about it. If there is a risk of my donation not getting to the destination, then wouldn't it be better if I channel it to Ch1na quake relief instead? This is an either or kind of a situation.

IMHO, the Myanmar Gahmen is refusing to to help themselves. Then why should I help?

Sorry, Myanman. You're on your own.

p.s. I think ASEAN should be abolished because I have yet to see them actually do anything nor produce any results. All I see is a bunch of people from each country sitting around making a lot of noise but doing nothing.

- Voxeros

1. THB left...
Sunday, 18 May 2008 12:09 pm :: http://the-hb-diaries.blogspot.com/
All the video footage, pains me and make me wanna go over to disaster hit areas. We cant really help unless affected places are willing to accept it. They won't be appreciative if help is forced.


2. merryfeet left...
Sunday, 18 May 2008 3:46 pm
Agree with you. I haven't donated anything for the Myanmar cause. I am just afraid (if not already sure) that the officials are going to use such cash donations for their own political uses. Even if it goes through red cross here: http://www.redcross.org.sg/myanmar_cyclone_src.htm. Have been donating clothes at the newton collection point though. The junta will face their music in due course. ):


3. Chocolate gal left...
Sunday, 18 May 2008 11:08 pm
the govt is just trying to force the ppl to support them, not understanding (maybe they do but just choose to ignore it) that they are just pushing them farther away.. A govt who don't loves its ppl but only power..


4. JayWalk left...
Monday, 19 May 2008 7:29 am :: 
THB: True. No point forcing even if the people are dying by the second.

Merryfeet: I think even the old clothes may end up in the wrong place.

Jaschocolate: I think the junta do understand it's people and is abusing this knowledge for their own selfish gains.


5. Faith left...
Monday, 19 May 2008 11:04 am
I agree with you! That govt makes me seriously sick! And the poor starving kids will die in a matter of days if aid and food don't reach them soon. Bastards, idiots, whatever you call them. Asean, what the hell are they doing? Nothing! Nothing! Just sitting on their fat asses!


6. JayWalk left...
Monday, 19 May 2008 5:16 pm :: 
Faith: On one hand, this is yet another time where we see the toothless-ness of ASEAN which makes you wonder what does it really do? On the other hand, own domestic problem should be resolve internally instead of other people trying to meddle from outside.

I hope that Myanmar people can figure it out soon.


7. Faith left...
Tuesday, 20 May 2008 9:21 am
Well to a certain extent countries should try to solve their own problems but when a country is incapable and have idiots in the govt then, countries have to step in to help especially when children and kids are starving. Sorry, maybe it is my line of work that makes me feel a lot more sorry for kids and children. But good news, asean managed to work out with Myanmar and aid is going in. I pray and hope that the aid will really go to the poor children.


8. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 20 May 2008 10:08 am :: 
Faith: My only fear is that the junta final "relent" is just for show as there has been report where aid given to the villages were taken back after all the foreign spotlight has shifted to other places.

16 May 2008

Tofu Construction


You may need to click on the image to get the full impact of this picture.

From a morbid humour point of view, this could be one of those children activities book where it says that there are 9 dead children in this picture. Can you spot them all?

Only problem is that this is for real and there absolutely nothing funny about it. 9 families just lost their child assuming the One-Child Policy applies to them. 9 families trees just got chopped down. 9 blood lines just got terminated.

The numbers kept climbing and the 25,000 still missing are feared dead as the seconds tick away. Estimates are pointing the number of deaths to that near 50,000.

How many is 50,000? It will spill over the old National Stadium in Kallang. PM Lee would have lost his job in the last election. That's how many 50,000 is.

Earlier on, I talked about shoddy construction resulting in building collapsing and killing everybody in it.
Read the following article from South China Morning Post dated 16 May 2008:



Why did so many new buildings fail?
'Some survivors said the whole building just sank into the earth'

Shi Jiangtao in Beichuan, May 16, 2008    


In a sea of mud, tree limbs and rocks at what used to be Beichuan county's only high school, an old four-storey building is incongruously marooned.

Some roof tiles are broken, but otherwise, there is no obvious  damage.

"That's where I studied more than 30 years ago," said a 50-year-old man, who gave his surname as Wang. He graduated in 1977.

Mr Wang has been glued to the rubble for more than 40 hours, waiting for a miracle to bring back his daughter, Wang Xiaolan, who was on the first floor of the new school building when Monday's quake struck.

More than 80 per cent of concrete structures in Beichuan - 34km from the quake epicentre - collapsed, and only four out of every 10 people survived. "She's probably dead," a dazed Mr Wang said in a toneless voice. "They've been pulling out bodies, and some survivors said the whole building just sank into the earth within a couple of minutes."

The building where Wang Xiaolan, a 23-year-old English teacher, was conducting a class with first-year high school students was built in 2004. It is one of the three buildings on the campus that tumbled into piles of rubble.

"All of them were built after 2000," Mr Wang said. "It's strange that the old buildings remained intact but new ones collapsed."

The only other concrete structure left standing is a four-storey residential building 100 metres away. Brown flower pots still sit on a small balcony on its top floor.

"That was built in the 1970s for school teachers," Mr Wang said. "The quality of the architecture - from the frame, steel, cement to bricks - everything, was much better back then."

As buildings came crashing down, questions are being asked whether corruption and shoddy construction are to blame for such a heavy toll.


Victims' families have started pointing fingers at local officials who are suspected of pocketing money budgeted for construction and at private real estate companies that had saved money by cutting corners on the project. When Premier Wen J1abao was inspecting the township on Tuesday, Mr Wang was among the crowd, gripped by an urge to heckle him about the so-called tofu projects.

But he shook his hand instead, without saying anything. "I still can't get my head around it. My daughter was eating dinner with me on Sunday night, but the next day she's gone for good. How could that happen?"

Liu Yongzhi, 32, a worker at the Dongfeng Steam Turbine Plant, said he would ask Mr Wen why most public buildings in his town of Hanwang - 60km east of the epicentre - had toppled. The factory imploded into two metres of rubble, he said.

"It sounds unbelievable, but we were one of the top three steam turbine makers in the country," he said. "It vanished within a couple of seconds." Two schools affiliated with the factory were also destroyed, leaving 200 children buried.

A seven-storey, modern building in the township of 20,000 - which served as major entertainment spot for local cadres - also imploded, Mr Liu said. Several senior officials playing cards in a tea house on the second floor were killed.

Mr Liu's home - a single-family tiled house he built himself - withstood the quake.

"I laid down a really solid foundation for my place," he said. "There's not a single crack."

- South China Morning Post (16 May 2008) 



For the sake of pocketing that extra dollar, innocent lives were lost.

So what, I ask, is the price of a human life here in Spitland worth? 
 
It was the most serious quake in 30 years i.e. 3 decades of accumulated complacency that nothing is going to go wrong which lulled them into assuming that it would be safe to get away with shoddy workmanship.

30 years is a long time. That's the length span of about 1 generation. These shoddy buildings were probably built up the fathers, whom the sons are now going to be held responsible coz it's the grandsons who are now dead under the rubble.

I can bet you that the Central Gahmen will be taking action after the investigations are done. Heads will roll to appease the people...

... but the problem will never go away.

Image Credits: http://www.scmp.com/; http://www.reuters.com

 - Voxeros

1. Chocolate gal left...
Saturday, 17 May 2008 7:56 am
The pain of the parents who have to bury their children.. feel like crying just thinking of it.. :(


2. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 17 May 2008 12:26 pm :: 
Chocolate Gal: Don't be surprised if the parents are dead too.


3. rn left...
Saturday, 17 May 2008 6:40 pm :: http://rationalneurotic.liquidblade.com
you know... no one ever thinks of the consequences. It's human nature, and it's ugly


4. merryfeet left...
Saturday, 17 May 2008 10:58 pm
I can't imagine the pain and desperation that the rescue workers feel when they pull out lifeless bodies after bodies of children from the collapesed rubble of over 7000 schools. It when calamity takes its toll on the young, especially, that tear our heartstrings. Even more ironically, it is at these places that these kids are supposed to learn how to build a brighter future for themselves.
This picture pretty much brings a sense of reality of this quake to people like us who are miles away from the ground 0. ):


5. AURORE left...
Sunday, 18 May 2008 1:42 am :: http://aurore.vefblog.net
Wouah...it's terrible, I hope that you haven't family in this country .. I was in venezuela..I have some fotos here : http://zora.vefblog.net. it's my travel blog.


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Sunday, 18 May 2008 9:44 am :: 
RN: The authorities should haul all those responsible to and let them stand in the rubble for 2 days. Let the stench of the 100 rotting corpses, on which they are standing on, haunt them for the rest of their lives.

Merryfeet: The stench was so bad that the 10 sniffing dogs brought in to locate survivors no longer have their sense of smell albeit not permanent.

aurore: No family in that part of Ch1na. We are all ok. :)


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Wednesday, 28 May 2008 7:35 pm
Actually I think its not simply a matter of greed since there are no people in the world who have a monopoly on that. If you study Asian architecture you realize that the so-called "tofu" construction is actually a philosophy of building that's over a thousand years old. Ancient Chinese, Japanese, and Korean buildings were always built quickly on average and often fell down easily and were therefore easily replaced. Even into the early twentieth century when modern materials and methods were available most homes in the Sichuan region were often made of mud. I'm not saying that skimping on the materials and therefore creating an awful death trap for children wasn't the case, only that the people who built the buildings were the victims of their own culture even though the children paid the ultimate price. I live and teach in China as I have for four years now and there isn't a single building around me that wouldn't crumble like a sand castle if an earthquake hit.


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Thursday, 29 May 2008 1:27 pm :: 
Chinawander: Welcome to the blog. Well yes and no to your comment. If the folks know what they are paying for i.e. they know that the money spent is a tofu building in return right from day 1, then that's ok. I have no qualms about that.

I am here for 8 years already and unfortunately, the cutting corners on the part of the contractors are more often than not, done without the knowledge of the people who fork out money for them.

15 May 2008

I Think Ch1na's Got A Better Deal Than Us

As I was following the progress of the quake relief and rescue efforts, it seems like we have underestimated the actual magnitude of the aftermath. Death toll is now 15,000 and counting.

Then I came across this photo and for once, I envied the Ch1nese people. They have a great leader. A man whose power is multiples of what our own leaders are ever capable of, and yet grounded, compassionate and humble by multiples of what our own leaders will ever be.

I ask why can't we have someone like Wen J1a Bao in Singapore too?

Skeptics may say that these photos are deliberately taken to boost his public image i.e. he is purposely doing all this for the sake of gaining popularity. Well, yes and no. Sure, a leader has to maintain a good PR but even if all these are fakes, you still have to give him credit for his efforts for he is always at the scene of the incident, whenever there is a disaster like the mega snow storm during the last CNY. And mind you, it's not like he turn up to show face, get a few pictures taken (don't forget the flower garlands!) and then leave. He actually stayed on-site until a time where he thinks that the rest of the staff can wrap things up on their own.

He is still there in SiChuan now, is he not?

I look at all his pictures pertaining to the quake. I can see from his eyes then he is genuinely concerned about the people. You want to tell me that's just good photography? I begged to differ. Emotions were stirred up in me not because I am looking at pictures of the tragedy. I am not moved by the crying father who hugs his dead son. I am not moved by the 9 kids lying motionless when they finally remove the slab of collapsed wall. I was moved when I see Wen holding the kids in consolation. I was moved when I see Wen doing ops planning while still in flight en-route to disaster site.

Then, I look at our own. What do we have? A man whom we paid 3 million bucks a year to run the country. Yes, on paper, he has done relatively well but why are people still so unhappy with him?
Instead of endearing, good, great, humble, friendly, nice to describe him, why do I, more often than not, see the words like aloof, elitist, arrogant, detached in relation to him?

Why?


I don't recall much of what our leaders actually DID during the Nicholl Highway Collapse or when Mas Selamat escaped. Hmm.... maybe we need better photographers for them.

Seriously, I think we got a lousy deal. The merchandise quality may be good, but I think it is way over priced. Can we get someone who is better value-for-money in the next election?




Image Credit: http://www.reuters.com; http://s.wsj.net
- Voxeros

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Thursday, 15 May 2008 2:19 pm :: http://mandrake.liquidblade.com
Jaywalk for PM!


2. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 15 May 2008 3:19 pm :: 
Mandrake: Cannot... cannot.... I *cough*toomanyscandalsliao*cough cough*


3. starm|st left...
Thursday, 15 May 2008 4:24 pm
too many xmms? :P


4. Posh left...
Thursday, 15 May 2008 6:45 pm
For once, I see true compassion in a politician's eyes and that photo of him comforting the two little girls is poignant.


5. Chocolate gal left...
Thursday, 15 May 2008 8:42 pm
Agree... TOTALLY AGREE with you.. Maybe if we can get a better one, less Singaporeans will be thinking of leaving..


6. starm|st left...
Thursday, 15 May 2008 9:46 pm
eh!! your comment thingie always cut my comments off! :(


7. littlecartnoodles left...
Thursday, 15 May 2008 9:49 pm :: http://littlecartnoodles.blogspot.com
Our leaders (and I use that term loosely) are no politicians. They are professional managers. They are only capable of using hard facts and logic to justify their policies, and get frustrated when the simpleton electorate (that term loosely used too) fails to grasp their concepts.

When was the last time you felt inspired by one of them ? Some Singaporeans are enthusiastic Obama supporters because they hunger for some REAL leadership.

Winning hearts and minds for our administration ? That's for lesser, poorer-quality governments.


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Thursday, 15 May 2008 10:55 pm :: 
Starmist: Too many xmms is good, I'll get a lot of votes. hahhahaha...

What d'ya mean comments getting cut off? Please let me know, email me in detail if possible. If it's a problem with my blog, I would be more than happy to resolve it.

Posh: My sentiments exactly.

Chocolate Gal: We need someone who can win the hearts of the people, who in turn would love the country wholeheartedly and unconditionally.

LittleCartNoodles: When was the last time? I can only think of one person. Ong Teng Cheong.

I am rooting for Hillary but I do concede that Obama has charisma although he is faring very poorly with the white working class.


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Friday, 16 May 2008 10:20 am
and when u add to the fact that the country is so much bigger than us and the enormous task of managing such a huge country, one must really give credos to a compassionate and capable leader like him.
What happened to your previous post btw?


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Friday, 16 May 2008 12:40 pm :: 
aloe: Ahh.... but let us not put them too high on a pedestal for they are not perfect either for a country that is relatively more corrupt than our supposedlly squeaky clean country. Hey, if the law passes the $3 million package, it is not stealing coz it is legal!

The previous entry was accidentally flicked back to draft mode. Resolved already.


11. Rachel left...
Friday, 16 May 2008 4:29 pm :: http://www.xtralicious.com
JW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wo yong yuan zhi chi ni!!!! *throws groupie panties*


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Friday, 16 May 2008 4:34 pm :: http://www.xtralicious.com
OK on a serious note, when I try to think of someone who will put as much passion and humility into serving our country like WJB, I only have ppl like Low Thia Khiang, Sylvia Lim and Chiam See Tong in my mind. Speaks volumes, doesn't it?


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Saturday, 17 May 2008 12:26 pm :: 
Rachel: *trapped under giant granny panties*

Where all credit is due, LKY too during the infant years of the nation too. Speaking of Chiam See Tong, he is getting old and I wonder if there is anyone out there worthy of carrying on his legacy?


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Thursday, 22 May 2008 5:32 pm
well, at least your PM is better than our Pak Lah by miles.


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Tuesday, 27 May 2008 3:25 pm :: 
Spiller: Welcome to the blog! So in your opinion, you would have preferred Dr M to be in power over Pak Lah?


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Wednesday, 28 May 2008 12:16 pm
well, i believe the transition made from Dr M to Pak Lah was intentionally good. but after 2 terms of GEs, we see Pak Lah's weaknesses and i believe he has to improves or be replaced.

but no, not Dr M anymore. i believe Dr M is trying to drag him down, so Najib can take over and thus preventing Anwar from raising to power.


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Wednesday, 28 May 2008 5:06 pm :: 
Spiller: Question 2. What would happen if Anwar rise to power?


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Wednesday, 28 May 2008 5:40 pm
Haha, I wish i have the answer for that. First he will have to survive these 4 years before the next GE. If he does survives and elected, then he deserves to be where he'll be. I mean, from opposition leader to PM of Msia, that's something extraordinary right?


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Thursday, 29 May 2008 1:32 pm :: 
spiller: From opposition leader to PM would be a milestone in Malaysia's political history. My only fear for fellow Malaysian brothers is the conventional folly to vote the village idiot just to spite the incumbent like what Ta1wan did when they voted in Chen Shu1Bian, 8 years ago.

I do hope that vote goes to the candidate who is truly ideal for the job instead of turning it into some popularity pageant.

13 May 2008

Earthquake 12 May 2008


I didn't even know there was a mega earthquake until I start getting puzzling messages on MSN and sms asking if I am ok. They were telling me about a 7.8-scale earthquake which hits the South-Western part of China which is about a 2-hour flight away from me. These are the folks from Singapore to Las Vegas and the irony was that I, despite the closest in proximity, was the ignorant one.

At around the time when the quake started, I was on the road along the highway which probably explained that even if there were tremours, I still wouldn't have noticed it.

I didn't know magnitude of this disaster until this morning when I watched the reports on the news. 10,000 probably dead by now and it was especially heart-wrenching to hear of schools buried under mudslides. All the poor children inside!!

I can tell you that the damage could have been less, had the building quality of all the constructions not been so shoddy. It is a known fact here that the building quality standards are poor as a result of cutting corners to make the extra buck. So here we have 10,000 dead and I think majority are victims of building collapse. So at the expense of making the extra buck, we lose thousands of lives.

Such is the price of life in Spitland.

Fortunately, the 3-Gorges Dam was intact and unscathed despite the massive earthquake. I can't imagine the consequence of a broken dam. The amount of water released as a result of this broken dam (that caters to the world's largest hydroelectric power station) would easily triple the current death toll and possible displace as many as 20 million people from their homes.

If one were to look at the map, one would realise that the dam is still quite a distance from the quake epicenter and so one may ask where is the link? The answer is deeper (no pun intended) and you have to look further below for the answer (no pun intended again, dammit!). I think this was due to the fact that the dam is sitting on the same seismic fault as that of the quake.*

* subject to verification. 

So anyway, you see Premier Wen J1a Ba0 flying right away into the disaster area to oversee the rescue work. Man, you really got to love this guy with the heart of gold. In the past, we are so used to seeing Ch1nese leaders run the country with an iron fist. Cold and ruthless. Wen marks the dawn of a new era of a country now with a bigger, warmer and kinder heart.

President Hu J1n Ta0 has also decreed rescue efforts and quake relief as the nation's top priorities now. I cannot be helped by be impressed by the swift and efficient actions taken to dealing with disasters. The recent snow storm disaster, just before Ch1nese New Year, has earned my respect for the top Gahmen's effectiveness and now this further affirms my conviction.

So to those who still think Ch1na is some backwater country, I'd advise you to seriously think again.

Myanmar, now that's a different story. The bad weather at the time of the quake is probably the remnants of Typhoon Nargis as the cyclone was tailing off in the direction of quake area a week ago. Heavy rains were reported which probably contributed to the mudslides that buried anyone and anything in the way as well as seriously hampering swift rescue efforts where time is of critical essence.

Myanmar death toll has exceeded 30,000 lives already and this number would have been significantly smaller had the country taken precaution. It was reported that India's meteorological services have issued warnings to Myanmar, days before the typhoon hit Myanmar. The Gahmen despite warnings, failed to take any effective evacuation measures, resulting in the loss of more innocent lives.

Ok, so they screwed it up the first time, you would have thought that perhaps the Gahmen would have woken up their bladdy ideas by now? No...... now foreign rescue and relief workers are wrangling with the Gahmen to get a visa to enter the country.

What were they thinking? These folks are here to help and the Gahmen are pulling all the stops to make entry difficult? Stupid!

Anyway, thanks to all who have thought of me. Very kind of you. Thank you.

p.s. Fellow barfly tssd is in ChengDu at the time of the quake. He showed up on the CowBoyBar hours later to say that he is ok.

Image Credits: http://news.xinhuanet.com
- Voxeros

1. darkelfin left...
Tuesday, 13 May 2008 2:48 pm
you mean you're alrite?? damn.


2. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 13 May 2008 3:18 pm :: 
darkelfin: Yes and I lurbe you too, larling....


3. Chocolate gal left...
Tuesday, 13 May 2008 5:44 pm
glad to know u are okie.. sighz.. one gd thing about singapore is no natural disasters but i dont know when the world is going to end if humans don't protect it..


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Tuesday, 13 May 2008 8:10 pm :: 
Chocolate Gal: It will be sooner than we expect.


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Tuesday, 13 May 2008 8:51 pm
Eh dude glad you are ok.


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Tuesday, 13 May 2008 10:56 pm
lol, the moment you online this morning, i msn you liao. and you still blur blur.


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Tuesday, 13 May 2008 11:33 pm :: 
Barffie: Thanks!!


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Wednesday, 14 May 2008 3:58 am :: http://rationalneurotic.liquidblade.com
I think the reason for stopping them is that surely there will be political opportunists trying to go in and "stir" the peace that they tried so hard to keep... Just trying to think from their view.


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Wednesday, 14 May 2008 11:41 am
the fact that u are online means u are more or less alright mah. :P But u are always in our thots!!! And yah, iTeared at the pic too. ARW!!! I tot got 3 barflies in Cheena? Cbc, urself and tssd??


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Thursday, 15 May 2008 10:21 am
Read the news liao sim tia.. :(


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Thursday, 15 May 2008 12:48 pm :: 
RN: With people dead, still dying and going to die if aid is still not coming, what peace is there?

Aloe: Note to self: Bring telephone books when meeting aloe.

THB: Sad. Really sad. Wait till you see the report on how Myanmar junta is handling the foreign aid. You will be lagi xim tiah.


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Gary: Yah lor, I didn't know there was an earthquake lor...


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Friday, 16 May 2008 4:25 pm
Ya, my chilli crab and beer still waiting for you lor. You better come back in one piece to stuff face and ta with me.


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Saturday, 17 May 2008 12:23 pm
Rachel: Sure but ta the chilli crab is going to be tricky.


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Sunday, 18 May 2008 11:32 pm :: http://www.xtralicious.com
Ta the chilli crab sauce lah!!


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Monday, 19 May 2008 7:31 am :: 
Rachel: Fwah.... you ish hardcore one..... mai lah.. wait next morning backside hiam hiam.

12 May 2008

Push Up Bras And Mother's Day


I was walking with CowBoyCaleb yesterday evening heading to the new Shabu Shabu place for dinner...

CowBoyCaleb: Eh. Today's is Mother's Day leh.

JayWalk: Is it? I didn't know that. Damn.
*Half a minute of silence as we walked without another word between us.*

JayWalk: The guy who invented this Mother's Day thing better not be the same guy who invented the Push Up Bra.

CowBoyCaleb: Why?

JayWalk: Coz I am already going to kick the Push Up Bra inventor's ass when I see him.

CowBoyCaleb: ....


Image Credit: http://cowboycaleb.liquidblade.com 
- Voxeros

1. Chocolate gal left...
Monday, 12 May 2008 4:56 pm
So does the wife use the said push-up bra?? we need to give the wife a nick.. easier to refer to next time.. :p


2. Winsor left...
Tuesday, 13 May 2008 2:42 am :: http://winsor.blogspot.com
the turtle looks fresh... now im hungry...


3. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 13 May 2008 11:03 am :: 
Chocolate Gal: Sorry but I doubt if you would ever find out from me.

Winsor: Fresh off the chopping board.


4. akk left...
Tuesday, 13 May 2008 3:52 pm
what does the turtle taste like?


5. Chocolate gal left...
Tuesday, 13 May 2008 5:42 pm
Opps.. sorry.. sensitive issue mentioned.. i should use my imagination instead.. anyway, turtle tasted okie.. my china tour guide brought me to try turtle soup in hainan island..


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Tuesday, 13 May 2008 5:44 pm :: 
Akk: Apparently, my dad and cousin liked it. I ordered the beef set though. So no chance to try it out.


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Thursday, 15 May 2008 1:27 am
turtle tastes like a cross between frog legs and chicken. with the exception of the skin which feels a little fatty and slippery. tts my find from turtle soup in sg ar, no idea if the turtle tastes the same over at spitland. haha!


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Winsor: Turtle here tastes the same but I prefer eating it in Singapore because of the solid chilli sauce!!! Spitland folks here don't really eat spicy stuff.
 

08 May 2008

F*ck, Singapore! 2008.


Got this news link from MamaPanda who was urging me to blog about it coz she was sure with my "sense of humor and comment will make this a brillant piece!"
 
Walau..... Eh MamaPanda, Hokkien got this saying, "Sing gar por lang buay sai orh lor eh. Tan tao tuar tuar liao hor, buey behlearn, giah lor eh puat tor eh leh!*"
* Singaporeans cannot be praised. Wait head big big, cannot balance. Walk road will fall down one.

Ok lor... people see me so up, I do lor.

So I click the link only to realised that it was a topic that I've covered before (Link: Lessons In Love).
Apparently, the stoopid kotek scholar who suggested this, actually succeeded in getting this idea pushed through and had since conducted the first lesson at Singapore Polytechnic.

Like that means at the end of the semester got exams one or not ah? I wonder what the syllabus would be.....
  • Theory Exam (40%) - Sample Question: "Discuss the merits and pitfalls of 'Ai Kia Stay-dee, Mai?' as a pick up line in contrast with '小姐,要不要做朋友?'". (25 marks)

  • Practical Exam (40%) - Sample Question: "Demonstrate the following positions: a) Sitting Lotus, b) Reverse Cowgirl, c) Pile Driver. Deduct 5 marks if condom is used. Add 30 marks if condom used is expired and leaky.

  • Project (20%) - Submit a personal youtube clip of staircase sex. Add 5 marks for each headcount above 2.
And since this is Singapore, how can we not have a campaign!!!??

So without further ado, I present to you.....








Then hor, I was thinking hor, nowsaday you see people standing around in public places with a placard that says "Free Hug" right?

How about.....

....?

The way I see it hor, if the Gahmen supports this hor, then the private sector must also be called upon to answer the call, right??!

Student Rate at Hotel81 !!!!
(A MOE accredated CCA)

Consperm (no pun intended) Singapore population sure shoot (no pun intended again) to the sky one!
No bruff you! 
- Voxeros

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Thursday, 8 May 2008 2:20 pm
what is ai sio pu mai?
the practical exam the guys will tan dio!!


2. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 8 May 2008 2:45 pm :: 
Cakie: This one you go ask Jeni lah.

Don't say until the charbors never benefit ok! Two hands to clap one.


3. Chocolate gal left...
Thursday, 8 May 2008 4:21 pm
sio pu = hot sex???
Hahaha.. this post is so funny...


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Thursday, 8 May 2008 4:37 pm :: 
Chocolate Gal: Go ask Cakie.


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Thursday, 8 May 2008 9:25 pm
Eh seems like all your XMM hokkien fail one.... But sipei kan si lang funny lah.... U making up our lost numbers in the DUREX sex survey issit?


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Friday, 9 May 2008 12:19 am
Got CCA points or not ah? Then take part liao have voucher or not ah? Wa ai!!! Bwahahaha!!


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Friday, 9 May 2008 1:32 am :: 
Mistress Grace: "OUR" lost numbers?????!!!! *shy*

Rachel: Got vouchers!!! For you is "1-For-1 Special" vouchers and for Mandy is Pocari vouchers. Poor fella is really going to need all those electrolytes by the time you are done with him.


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Friday, 9 May 2008 6:21 am
Tsk tsk.. why u cannot tell me.. never mind, i ask gary liao.. Blah :p
Must allow ppl from diploma upgraded to degree then masters leh... Then ppl will be motivated to study...


9. Mistress Grace left...
Friday, 9 May 2008 9:15 am
Eh "OUR" lost numbers as IN SINGAPORE LOST NOs lah.. Kauz... Mai anyhow put wrong ideas in other pple head hor.. I dont wanna kena hoot by all your XMMs


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Friday, 9 May 2008 10:08 am :: http://starmist.liquidblade.com
students will probably want more percentage for practical exams and projects... theory part is too boring for them. hur hur.


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Friday, 9 May 2008 10:21 am :: 
Mistress Grace: Next time say PROPERLY can? Wait later xmms hoot you ah!

Starmist: Unfortunately, this is Singapore. Our scholar ministers will never allow theory exams to take a minor role in the overall assessment.


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Friday, 9 May 2008 11:23 am
 Come lor who scared who... I only scared you heart pain your XMMs


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Friday, 9 May 2008 4:57 pm :: 
Mistress Grace: Oh yah hor... ok ok.. you win you win.


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Sunday, 11 May 2008 10:09 pm :: http://sunshin3.liquidblade.com
wahaha, that's a blardy good post. Enough of the seatbelt issue man, someone should really bring this campaign up to Parliament. Since we've got so many campaigns, what's one more?


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sunshin3: I oso say!!! Let's do it!! Let's have this campaign!!!


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Monday, 12 May 2008 3:55 pm :: http://vandalin.blogspot.com
Now finally there's ONE practical course in school.
I just wonder who's teaching it. The professors who jerk off to teacher-student pron in their tiny cubicles, or the ones who are actually doing it.


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Vandalin: You are assuming all the instructors are male? Can be female also right?


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Tuesday, 13 May 2008 5:41 pm
Hahaha I dont mind being the teacher in this case... Do I get to whip them if they Misbehave :P


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Mistress Grace: Don't forget the ropes, candles and gag!
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