29 January 2009

Catching Up During CNY

Chinese New Year has long been a time for me to catch up with my wife's side of the family. Given that my own are peppered all around the world from QQLand to USA to Taiwan, the concept of visiting for my side of the family is non-existent during the festive season.

So all that is left whenever I am back in Singapore for CNY, is the wife's side of the family which by the way, is rather big.

Our standard pattern is to visit the wife's paternal and maternal grandmas at their respective place and this is also an opportunity to catch up with the cousins, and bro/sis-in-laws whom I have gotten to know some well in the last 11 years.

Anyway, there was this one girl whom I am always happy to see. We aren't very close to each other but we do like to chit chat together whenever we bump into each other.

Like me, we are extended members of the wife's family tree. Her kid is now 3 years' old and that means that she stopped working 4 years ago. Given that she married into our family from a far away land i.e. she was all alone here when she first arrived. Her job was the only place for her to be outside the house and to make new friends. All that was taken away when she had the baby.

Now that the kid is old enough and they have a domestic helper to assist, she is thinking of going back out to work. Alas the husband, being somewhat of an old skool MCP, disallowed it.

"I feel so useless." she lamented.

It broke my heart hearing her say that in such a dejected tone. Surely this is not the life she had imagined that she'd living for the rest of her life. What happened?

My advice to her was for her to get a hobby to do something that would be some sort of a 精神寄托.

I suggested that perhaps she should start a blog and give herself an outlet. I said to come to me if she runs into problem with the setting up of the blog or to learn how to use it.

I also gave her my blog URL for her to read.

I hope she will be ok.

- Voxeros

1. ahtiong73 left...
Thursday, 29 January 2009 1:22 am
WOW then must've taken 4-5 days to cover all relatives lo.
Intro her to blog... could work either way

2. barffie left...
Friday, 30 January 2009 2:49 pm
How about ask her to join some charity to help out? Good for the soul mah...

3. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 31 January 2009 12:47 pm :: 
AhTiong73: Nope just two days. One day paternal grandma, next day is maternal grandma. All the relatives will gather there. So no need to zong here zong there.

Barffie: Yeah. Maybe intro her to RunForFunds

28 January 2009

More Shit From The Hole

Let's face it. It is a FARKING STOOPID idea that is doomed to failure. Not say I wet blanket but this type of thing no need intermolecular agribiologist to tell you that confirm sure buang one.

So many groups like,, tried it and see where they are now? Theirs is free one also at best is a pimple on the kar chng. This one need to collect money some more. You slowly wait ok?

I won't be surprised they can't get more than 9 paying members.

Wait, the committee got 10 people right?

But then, my TuaNehNeh friend is in the committee and I no want to tell her what she should do, what she should not do lah. Big girl liao (not referring to the nehnehs this time), ownself can think lah. Even if you outsider can see clearly go this path confirm chop stamp will long piak one. You lan lan have to let her go long piak. This is call respecting other people decision. Understand?

At most I can do is be there when she long piak then I orh-lan-orh-lah-sayang her then teh her nehnehs while she not looking.

It is ironic when she ownself said "Who died and make these people the Overlords of the Blogospere I wonder?"

A bit self-pwnzed, if you asked me.

p.s. I dunno who is handling the PR of the AoB. Please resign to avoid further embarrassment. You have done a job so champion, it is BEYOND imagination. This has got to be some kind of a record. I wonder if Guinesss accept world record of worstest PR job ever?

Spotted this entry on my Bloglines and it's written by Naiveguy. There is a bit of dark history of the CowBoyBar about:
  • A feud with the Outlaws. I heard other people talked about this incident also but I can't really say anything cause I was not there myself.
  • A feud with CowBoyCaleb. Ah this one I was around when it happened. Fortunately, there is no need to take sides on this one as the incident resolved itself with the departure of the feuding ex-barfly. Also the fact, that I can't be arsed to really chup this matter.
  • Delicate tension between CowBoyCaleb and his BFF. There's the explanation while CowBoyCaleb diam diam over the whole Association Of Bloggers (Singapore) nonsense and yet linked every blog about it. I believe the reason behind it in Naiveguy's entry is accurate.

    Anyway, I think as far as the BFF thing is heading, it's next better player liao loh. Who want to apply? Please send your CV to my email. Thanks.
From Naiveguy's entry, I followed the link to James Seng's entry bitching about the credibility of certain people on the Association Of Bloggers (Singapore) committee.

I read with amusement how ECL allegedly kpkb about the awards.

Alamak, this is a kachiam puteh kuching kurak IN-HOUSE "competition". Need to be so serious meh?

Want to have trophy issit? Come. Limpeh tomorrow go Queensway buy 2 for you ok? I engrave "TOP CHAMPION BLOGGER" ai mai?

Accredited by DXPPDPY Association one leh. Mai gah limpeh siao siao ku ku jiao hor! 

But then.

There is one thing I read already a bit buay song.

James disagree to some people leading some stupid blogger association coz the fella's character CMI.

I say, pot calling kettle bandung black lah.

Your own house sweep and mop clean first then complain other people house dirty can?

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- Voxeros

1. Rachel left...
Wednesday, 28 January 2009 3:30 am
Well, like I said, there is no intention to 'control' the blogosphere or to tell people what to do, so how so was I attempting to be an 'Overlord'?
Anyway, I already said on my blog that I will make an announcement after CNY which was supposed to be on Wed. Before I could do that, you jumped the gun with this.

2. Linny. left...
Wednesday, 28 January 2009 9:43 am ::
DXDPPDPY Association, FTW.

3. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 28 January 2009 11:41 am :: 
Rachel: Let me just say everything including my responses to your MSN (sorry, I sleep liao, last night).

First of all. I have nothing against you. I just think the AoB is a stupid idea and that you are joining it. Still, while I am labeling it as stupid and "bashing" it, you don't see me stopping you right?

Also, this entry was meant to be a commentary on what has being published out there. It is not an investigative piece and as such I don't see a need to do a fact finding. In short, I read, I feel, I write.

I did not write this to bait traffic. I don't need the "extra" traffic, not like I have a revenue stream I need to take care of. And I've checked my stats. Nope. No spike in traffic so far. So you can't say I am using it to bait traffic. Besides, I would have used something better if I wanna bait traffic. This is lousy bait if you ask me.

To quote a chinese proverb. 良药苦口,忠言逆耳. You may hate me now but I hope it will be different as time goes by.

And my final parting note. I am not sorry I "jumped the gun" to your Wednesday announcement. Unfortunate coincidence but I control the timing of my OWN entry. You ownself say you not Overlord right?


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Wednesday, 28 January 2009 11:43 am :: 
Linny: DXPPDPY Association FTW, yeah!

5. Rachel left...
Wednesday, 28 January 2009 1:58 pm
There is nothing to hate. To me, I am addressing the issue of ABS and there is nothing personal there to hate about. However it's the using of my own words to denote aother meaning - that I have an issue with.
I think it is an open secret that I respect all my friends' opinions and feedback on abs. Numerous have blogged about it - I am cool.
As for the timing of your entry, I mentioned it so that things will be clear later upon my post.
Peace too.

6. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 28 January 2009 3:15 pm :: 
Rachel: In short, this will blow over and everybody will forget AoB even exist.

7. Ruok left...
Wednesday, 28 January 2009 7:58 pm
eh the Naive guy link not working ... or is it he delete the post liow?

8. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 28 January 2009 9:25 pm :: 
ruok: I think the post was taken offline temporarily. Should be back shortly, I guess.

9. Mistress Grace left...
Thursday, 29 January 2009 8:47 am
What did I miss...I go away for a few days and so happening.. Why everything happening only happens when I am away huh???

25 January 2009

Story Of The Man In The Hole

This is the story of a man who dug himself into a hole and it wasn't before long that he realised that he couldn't get out.

Then came this brilliant idea (or so he thought) that if he continue to dig deeper, he will eventually hit water. And hoping when the water starts coming out, it would eventually start filling the hole that he dug and thus be able to float up to the opening of the hole and climb out.

But there were two problems.

1) He never hit water.

2) He got in so deep that the earth that he dug up no longer able to be tossed out of the hole. The earth, at best, were feebly thrown against the wall of the hole only to have them fall back in. In short, whatever earth he dug up, stayed inside the hole.

The man died of starvation....

.... and stupidity.

Moral Of The Story: If you brought in a diarrhoeic farting elephant by mistake, get out of the house right away. Fanning furiously trying to CLEAR THE AIR, not only is futile, it also makes you look stupid. 

Image Credit:
- Voxeros

1. ahtiong73 left...
Monday, 26 January 2009 12:03 pm
Heh...good one.
Pity there are other people who are in the same whole with him trying to help dig, but the man himself is relac-ing one corner...

2. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 28 January 2009 9:27 pm :: 
Ahtiong73: Let's see how this pan out, shall we?

20 January 2009

Association Of Bloggers (Singapore)

So some bloggers out there set up an association of Singapore bloggers and proclaim it (or at least they want) to be the authority "to accredit bloggers", "to educate bloggers and improve the quality of blogs" and even to the extent of "dispute resolution".


AOBS want to accredit limpeh's blog?

AOBS want to educate limpeh and improve the quality of limpeh's blog?


Just because they are registered with the Registrar of Societies, suddenly they are lord over the Singapore Bloggers?


Early early didn't we have and it flopped?

So what makes AOBS any better? SGD 50 entrance fee + SGD 60 annual subscription leh! That's a lot of money for dunno what the member will get in return wor!

Let Limpeh tell you what I can do with SGD 110.00

With SGD 110.00, I can
  • buy 30 System-7 TOTO tickets. Chinese New Year Jackpot coming liao!
  • buy 3kg of Lexandria's father's bak kwa.
  • buy 7 Kilkenny's to drink with Ahtiong73 at Wala Wala. 
  • buy 1 bottle of Bruno Paillard Blanc de Blanc (Non-vintage).
  • buy 3 bottles of wine from sexy chiobus selling them out of their Mercedes' car boot.
  • buy 1 month membership at FitnessFirst gym.
  • buy-in to the office BanLuck session.
Seriously what for I spend that kind of money not knowing what I am paying for?

Siao one!

p.s. Originally, I didn't want to write this coz the Tua Neh Neh chiobu in the committee is my friend lah. But hor, I ish cannot take it. If I don't get this off my chest, let the pent up rants build up inside, wait I end up also Tua Neh Neh like her then how?

- Voxeros

1. ahtiong73 left...
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 12:29 am
$110 can buy so many Kilkenny meh?? Ish means 14 le if buy during happy hour..

2. ahtiong73 left...
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 12:55 am
..I rike!!

3. Rachel left...
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 4:01 am ::
Why you never say can buy 5 dresses from! *bitchslap*
The best thing about blogging and social media is its freedom - you can't stop people from saying what they feel and it's the honest to god best thing when you want to hear the truth. ;)
I respect you for writing about your thoughts in an honest and steady manner and not go the ball-less route of 'lend knife kill people'. Friends don't expect each other to support blindly or sacrifice their freedom of thinking.
So, some folks are asking if I am mad - my answer is ya: only because you never say can buy dresses from my shop :P
And, when I see you the next time, I am going to piak you for that. *piak*

4. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 7:14 am :: 
Ahtiong73: Arh bor call Happy Hour? Of course we happy (7 times) during Happy Hour lor!

Tua Neh Neh: I don't wear dress so never cross my mind that $110 can buy 5 xtralicioushop dresses mah.

Anyway the same freedom applies to you too where nobody can stop you guys for forming this association.

I have my doubts if this will take off after seeing so many flops but you are most welcome to enjoy the honeymoon with all things new.

Perhaps I shall revisit this issue a year later to see how you guys are doing.

5. Ruok left...
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 8:12 pm
We should set up a bikini club again kekeke

6. Mootq left...
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 9:24 pm ::
I first read about it few days ago and I was surprised with this lousy idea, thought I was alone but guess I am not now.
Only make money online bloggers will join while casual blogger like me won't. But even if I blog for money and I wouldn't give a damn about the accredition as long as I make money not as if I am getting a Nobel Prize for joining.
The accredition thing lacks authority.
They want blogs to be a reliable source of information, maybe we should turn our blogs into CNN or CNBC for better credibility.

7. Hamie left...
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 10:58 pm
1 month Fitness First is $148 wor.....but yes, $110 can be better spent! LOL

8. Onc left...
Thursday, 22 January 2009 9:43 am
Eh the small fry blogs association got tua neh neh chiobu meh? which one? got link bo?

9. Linny. left...
Friday, 23 January 2009 7:51 am ::
$110 can sponser half my skates ley. or go over to 211 and makan.

10. JayWalk left...
Friday, 23 January 2009 9:10 pm :: 
ruok: Bikini club? Nah.... they wear too much clothing liao.

mootq: Welcome to the blog. My take is that my blog is my blog and I don't need somebody who claims to be some kind of authority (NOT!) to "accreditate" my blog. Goddamn it! It's my blog and I run it anyway I like.

Hamie: The monthly subscription depends on how you negotiate your membership.

onc: This one tua neh neh one... ->

Linny: 211 would be nice. Then again, it would be fun to see you skate with just one skate.

11. Ruok left...
Friday, 23 January 2009 9:30 pm
not tlaking abt them lah

12. JayWalk left...
Monday, 26 January 2009 11:08 am :: 
ruoki: Mai geh geh lah... I know you referring to them lah....

19 January 2009

Tennis Wrist

Had a great tennis game over the weekend.

No, it wasn't the forehand drive that got my dear friend keeled over and on the floor clutching his nads.

Rather, it was the rediscovery of my serve. I haven't served so well in more than 10 years. It was akin to reuniting with an old friend after so long.

Everyone was shocked, including myself who have been struggling to serve for the past 2 months. Last Saturday, everything suddenly just clicked and I was serving as if I was smashing wiffleballs.

Alas, that came with a price as although I didn't feel anything the day after, I was paying it full price on Monday barely even able to hold a pen properly.

The left carpal started to swell as there was pooling of fluids and the whole area became tender and at times painful.

It got so bad that I had to drive to the nearest pharmacy, during my lunch break, to buy painkillers and crepe bandage.

The moment I stepped back into the office with a bandaged wrist, all the PCC jokes come out liao. KNN.

D-Boy: Oi! What happened to your hand?

JayWalk: Sprained it lah.

D-Boy: Too much of this har? *hand doing the wanking motion*

JayWalk: HARLOW! If it is that, *hand doing the wanking motion*, IT WOULD BE THE GIRL HAVING THE BANDAGED WRIST LAAAAAAAAAAAH!!

D-Boy: ahahahahaha

Gotta love them colleagues. Fun bunch.

p.s. Looks like I may be out of tennis action for two weeks. Wish me a miraculous recovery before this coming Saturday's game.

- Voxeros

1. sunflower left...
Monday, 19 January 2009 11:21 pm
No wonder no entry... u tio siong!
Wish u a speed recovery

2. ahtiong73 left...
Tuesday, 20 January 2009 2:39 am
we have a PCC joke contest on the 24th k??

3. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 20 January 2009 8:36 am :: 
Sunflower: Lack of entries not as a result of injury but more rather due to work commitments.

Ahtiong73: As long as it's a PCC joke and not a PCC contest can liao.

4. msvindicta left...
Tuesday, 20 January 2009 2:23 pm
does this mean you can't play tennis on tiong's wii on sat?
btw, i got coupons for ice cold beer. some free beer shit. so how? up for it?

5. Chocolate gal left...
Saturday, 24 January 2009 11:20 am
Poor thing.. sayang sayang..

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Monday, 26 January 2009 11:13 am :: 
msvindicta: Will still thrash you guys even if I have to play with my other hand.

Jascholate Gal: miraculously the sprained wrist recovered in time for the next tennis pounding session.

7. Elsa left...
Tuesday, 27 January 2009 10:50 pm
Take care and we will pray for speedy recovery for you!

8. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 28 January 2009 9:26 pm :: 
Elsa: My wrist is ok already. I was already back in the tennis court last weekend.

11 January 2009

The Boon Of Small Cars

I went to Kwong Shin Optical on Sunday afternoon and the whole place was packed. Something must be going on at the GuangYin Temple nearby as there were many many people. Sim Lim Square and Burlington Square's respective car parks were also full too.

It was one of those days where one car goes in and the gantry says "Car Park Full". Wait a couple of minutes, some other car will exit from the car park before the next car in waiting is allowed to go in. Guess what? The gantry says "Car Park Full" again. Rinse, repeat.

So what that means is that when you get in, there is only ONE lot available in the entire car park for you and it's the one left by the previous outgoing car.

Question is, where the hell did that car park previously?

And so I wandered my way around the car park aimlessly looking for that ONE lot. Now this is in Bras Basah Complex which is a very old building. None of the fancy green/red light indicators above every lot to help you locate the empty lot easily.

It took me a while to find the lot before I proceeded to reverse into it.

"Hmm..... why today parking a bit more tricky ah? How come this pillar (on the car's left) position different from the rest of the pillars one?

Nabeh... this spot very tight leh....."

But I still managed to park it in.

When I got out and looked back at my car (I was pressing the remote control to lock it)...


Gotta love them small cars.

p.s. Kwong Shin Optical NOT opened on Sundays. *facepalm*
- Voxeros

1. sunflower left...
Sunday, 11 January 2009 11:39 pm
You got tio fine bo?

2. ahtiong73 left...
Monday, 12 January 2009 6:44 am

3. Ruok left...
Monday, 12 January 2009 10:13 am
which means still got one more lot right?

4. msvindicta left...
Monday, 12 January 2009 10:31 am
"gotta thank vandalin for the small car."

5. Faith left...
Monday, 12 January 2009 10:56 am
That's why I loved my little black Getz. Was really sad to see him go when we left for Hong Kong. Anyway, you made it to church this time?

6. Mistress Grace left...
Monday, 12 January 2009 4:18 pm
When u mentioned Kwong Shin and Sunday. I was like wondering WTF I thought they not opened???

7. JayWalk left...
Monday, 12 January 2009 6:37 pm :: 
sunflower: Fortunately no.

Ahtiong73: The only things missing are 1) fuel efficiency, 2) acceleration and 3) boot space. I guess you get what you pay for.

ruok: Yes, there should still be one more lot which I can't be arsed to go look for it.

msvindicta: Yeah, you must've read the first draft coz I edited that out in the final copy.

Faith: No. I took a break.

Mistress Grace: Yah lor. I forgot they are closed on Sundays. :(

8. msvindicta left...
Tuesday, 13 January 2009 1:04 am
eh no leh, i didn't read the first draft, but the thought just came to me. :)

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Tuesday, 13 January 2009 12:24 pm

10. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 13 January 2009 6:13 pm :: 
msvindicta: Well then, great minds think alike then. :)

barffie: then you go squeeze one of those crevices, take picture then blog lor.

11. Chocolate gal left...
Thursday, 15 January 2009 10:19 am
winnar ah you..

12. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 18 January 2009 9:57 am :: 
Chocolate Gal: Hur hur hur....

05 January 2009

Toa Payoh Lorong 5

Though I didn't get to play tennis last Saturday due to work commitments, I nevertheless trooped down to join the rest of the gang at around 4pm when I was done with my work.

It was one of those times where it is too early for dinner but too late to start anything else.

And besides, at 4pm, the guys are probably dying of thirst and I thought why not just grab a few bottles of 100-Plus en route?

And so we were done with tennis for the day as they all headed upstairs to hit the showers. Thereafter, some of us venture out to tao-pao dinner back. Tennis Gal, if you still remember her from here and here, was with me with the buying of the food.

As we were standing around waiting for our food to be ready, my eyes started to wander and to soak in the rustic sights.

And when it's when I turned around when I saw this beautiful sight of 万家灯火.

- Voxeros

1. sunflower left...
Monday, 5 January 2009 11:30 pm
walau yr pic... very well taken.
I din know lor 5 so nice.. tat is just behind my block

2. JayWalk left...
Monday, 5 January 2009 11:38 pm :: 
sunflower: Could be better had I brought my Lumix along. I took this using my E90.

3. ahtiong73 left...
Tuesday, 6 January 2009 1:28 am
jin nice

4. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 6 January 2009 10:51 pm :: 
AhTiong73: Thanks!

5. Chocolate gal left...
Tuesday, 6 January 2009 11:45 pm
Nice photo.. The angle of the block formed an interesting layout..

6. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 7 January 2009 11:01 pm :: 
Chocolate Gal: I like the symmetry. It's what captured my attention.

7. Gingerbreadman left...
Thursday, 8 January 2009 10:32 pm
The fishball noodles is famous right., but I find it so-so only leh.
And, nice photo. Is it me or is the lights unusually bright?

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Monday, 12 January 2009 6:39 pm :: 
Gingerbread Man: Don't know about the fish ball noodle there. Half the stalls sell chicken wings and satay. Dunno why they like to kill each other by selling the same things. It is rather bright as I was there early evening where we still have a bit of day light.

04 January 2009

Sunday Church II

It's a Sunday morning and I was headed to church.

When I got there, the ushers were gone and the doors were closed.

The church closed its doors on me.

God closed His doors on me.

Ok ok. So I was being melodramatic there. The truth is that we were late.


If you don't recall my peeve with being late for Church, read here.

I woke up at about 8.40am and Faith was still nua-ing in bed. We left her behind the Sunday before when she couldn't wake up. She freaked out about being abandoned eventhough Grandpa and Grandma were around. So I reminded her that I will not hesitate to ditch her again if she don't get her arse off the bed at that very instant.

Next came the f*ck thing where I got chided by the wife for talking to my kid in a threatening fashion.
HARLOW!!?? Like this call threatening? I call it stating matter of factly. Welcome to the world we call the harsh reality of society. People get left behind when they can't keep up. Yes, society do, from time to time, lend a hand to the unfortunate and pull them along. But if you are able-bodied and you are not keeping up, society is more than happy to see you rot in the dumpster and possibly drop a couple of rocks while you are down there.

So anyway, it was almost 10.30am by the time we got out the door. Do they expect me to get to Barker Road from Seng Kang is under 5 minutes? OK, so perhaps we don't need to get in before 10.30am. We usually get in before 10.45am where the Praises were still going on and the sermon has not started.

The standard modus operandi is that I will drop them off at the elevator before I go search for the parking spot. I dropped them off today at 10.50am and by the time I parked my car and walked to the Sanctuary, the ushers were gone and the doors were closed.

Granted that I could easily just open the door and enter, I ish already sian half with the whole idea of attending church.

I thought Sunday Church was supposed to be a happy event for the family to be together. Instead, why do I end up feeling so much resentment each time (which is rather often) we were late?

Seriously, I am contemplating giving up the idea of attending Church altogether as it is giving more grief than joy. It upsets me which in turn upsets the whole family. I think we'd all be happier if we can all sleep in together. Wake up so early for what?

Alternatively, perhaps I should just leave the car keys with the wife and let her drive and keep her own time. Then perhaps I can set off way earlier in the morning to explore the old kopitiams, markets and/or hawker centres* en route. Enjoy a good breakfast, good kopi-o gao with the morning papers AND still be on time?

Perhaps the family should only get together at noon time when we meet at the front door AFTER the service.

* Was at Lorong 5 Toa Payoh hawker centre. A quaint little forgotten place. Took a couple of pictures which I will post tomorrow.
- Voxeros

1. Vandalin left...
Sunday, 4 January 2009 2:41 pm ::
EVENING service brudder.

2. sunflower left...
Sunday, 4 January 2009 6:12 pm
You never come and find me ... at lor 5 somemore

3. Ruok left...
Sunday, 4 January 2009 7:34 pm
aye find a later service. Some churches got 1130am one.
Chill dude, the doors may have closed but God is always waiting for you outside.

4. TSSD left...
Sunday, 4 January 2009 8:06 pm
that sucks.

5. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 4 January 2009 8:31 pm :: 
Vandalin & ruok: Trust me, even if we move to a later service, we will still be late. It is not the timing of the service but the thoughtlessness of the people keeping time.

Sunflower: I was with friends lor. I am at Lor 1 for my weekly tennis everyday Saturday from 12 to 6 or when we run out of natural light.

It's funny that when I was driving past your place, I was pointing out to my friends that you lived there (pointing at your block).

tssd: I think the method that worked on Faith should work on the family. If Faith gets left behind for not keeping time, then perhaps the family gets left behind for not keeping time too?

6. Mistress Grace left...
Sunday, 4 January 2009 9:52 pm
Well kids will be kids.... why don't you just go to church separately so that you can avoid upsetting everyone.

7. Ǝ left...
Monday, 5 January 2009 1:23 am ::
reasons why i attend the 5pm service... =) anyway i hope you're more chill now dude, my family doesn't even consider going to church at all so i guess you're better off in that sense.

8. msvindicta left...
Monday, 5 January 2009 2:09 am
families are all like that one.
my family too, keep "tu-ing" like siao.

9. TSSD left...
Monday, 5 January 2009 8:29 am
for my family the get left behind thing doesn't really work. Cause the church is just a 5 minute crawl away. I mean it when i say crawl

10. JayWalk left...
Monday, 5 January 2009 8:56 am :: 
Mistress Grace: Kids the real time keepers if you think about it.

Ǝ: Trust me, it's futile. It is not the timing of the service that is the problem. Even if we attend the 5pm service, we would probably arrive at 5:30 to 6pm.

Msvindicta: Mai tu liao!!

tssd: Perhaps I should go there on my own and leave the car keys with the family and meet them after the service.

11. Faith left...
Monday, 5 January 2009 1:40 pm
I remember growing up and having screaming matches at my sisters to get out of the bathroom and basically, there was always mayhem every Sunday getting to church. It was very important for us to get to church early. And now, we still have the same problem, hubby and me. Especially after a late night out on Sat. But I guess, deep inside, we understand and realise that if God can sacrifice His Son for us, what's waking up early on Sunday to go to church compared to what He has done. And the attitude towards God is so important. I look it as, if I don't get to work late everyday, why then should I be late to meet God once a week? Is God less important than school, work, or anything for that matter? Where is God in my priority list.
Sorry for sounding so preachy.....Maybe you could explain to Faith and your wife, your views on this. Hubby and me had issues about going to church on time and its only after numerous discussions that he was able to see my view.

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Monday, 5 January 2009 6:13 pm :: 
Faith: Believe me, I tried. It's always the convenience shift of the blame to the kids. I give up liao.

13. Mootq left...
Monday, 5 January 2009 8:46 pm ::
It seems like you are very pissed. Anyway dropping by.
Nuaing on a Sunday is very common mah

14. Chocolate gal left...
Monday, 5 January 2009 11:01 pm
Yes, i think you should just go church on your own. Obviously your family don't share the same feeling of being to service on time and forcing them only get the situation ugly.
Take a step back and try going there on your own. You will probably feel more at peace with yourself. Anyway, i always feel that religion is about yourself. The family is more of a support. But if you cant even feel the strength to support yourself, how can the family do anything? Find back your faith, my dear :)

15. JayWalk left...
Monday, 5 January 2009 11:17 pm :: 
Mootq: I am beyond pissed until I don't feel anything left. My church friends were surprised to see me sitting outside. I just told them I didn't go in because I was late. I was surprised that I was so calm about it. Not angry, not pissed, not flustered. Perhaps sitting outside to cool my head was good in the end for me.

Chocolate Gal: For once, I actually agree 100% with what you said.

16. TSSD left...
Tuesday, 6 January 2009 3:00 am
the point is that they aren't really bothered if they are late, and you are. Their actions are stumbling you in your walk. So, ownself walk.

17. akk left...
Tuesday, 6 January 2009 1:25 pm
Giving up church altogether becos ur family is late? sounds like an excuse to run away from 1) teaching faith to have more and 2) communicating with your wife on raising kids.
Eventually if its not church, it will be something else. so dun miss church, man, that's not the issue.

18. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 6 January 2009 10:54 pm :: 
TSSD: You are right. My walk is my walk.

akk: Not my intention to miss church. I think I will just do what TSSD suggest. Go there on my own. They want to come or not, don't care liao.

19. Pam left...
Tuesday, 6 January 2009 11:05 pm
happy new year! I think given that Faith is of an age where you can reason with her, you should explain how important it is to be on time - just like it's important for her to be on time for the school bus and then for school, and for you to be on time to get to work (or on time to get to airport to go on holiday etc).
if that doesn't work then next sunday, just get up and go to church and leave the family behind, but not with any vindictiveness though, otherwise, it's quite pointless to go to church with meanness in your heart.
or, find a church that's nearer to your house. Plenty of people move churches after they've moved house, get married etc. there's no harm at all in finding a new church that's nearer. it might actually build community spirit!
alternatively, you can work backwards from the time of service, and tell Faith to be up by say 9.30am to be ready to leave the house at 10. that way, she doesn't have to wake up as early as you do, and you can get ready her breakfast, her clothes, bag etc etc to get out of the house on time. that's what we do every morning. G may/not wake up the same time as us, so we get up first, get ourselves sorted (shower, clothes, food, bag packed), and then when it's time to go, if he's awake great, if not we move him straight to the car.
good luck.
good luck.

20. Chocolate gal left...
Tuesday, 6 January 2009 11:44 pm
What for once??? #%?^#&#.. we agree alot mah.. LOL.. okie lah, u happy can liao..

21. Faith left...
Wednesday, 7 January 2009 11:07 am
Don't give up. I guess it can be hard with kid. Me no can't say much on that. But I believe that if you persevere and continue to explain and be long winded, and pray about it. Someday, your kids and wife will come around. Have faith!

02 January 2009

First Day Of Primary One

That's Faith looking spiffy in her spanking new pinafore, getting ready for her first day of Primary School.

She is now bottomless as I am typing coz Grandma decided that her pinafore needs some final touches and is busy sewing away.

Everybody in the house is scrambling to something related to Faith's first day.

Grandma, as I was saying, was re-sewing the name patch on the pinafore, which had earlier fallen off. Lousy iron-ons.

Faith, the bottomless, is sitting next to me grabbing an early lunch and watching me pound away at the keyboard with a picture of her on my laptop screen.

Wife is preparing her pink backpack school bag which is the same size as Faith's upper body which kinda made her look like a life-size ninja turtle. (Whole family facepalmed the first time she tried on the backpack.)

That, according to the wife, is only temporary as Faith should be able to outgrow the size of the bag by next year.

That is, assuming she haven't lost the bag sometime this year.

In 25 minutes time, we will put Faith up on her school bus and then we will drive over separately to meet her at school and check out her first day.

I will be heading for work thereafter while the wife will stayed on and wait for her to show up for recess.

- Voxeros

1. ahtiong73 left...
Friday, 2 January 2009 11:27 am
Heh, my mum used to dress me up for 1st day of each school year and take a snap shot too.
I had to stop her after Sec 1...

2. nerak left...
Friday, 2 January 2009 11:44 am
She looks so cute..
And that liner about you pounding away on lappy while she sit bottomless sounded abit wrong.
@ Tiong: It stopped at Sec 1? Should have continued to JC ma. HAHAHA

3. David left...
Friday, 2 January 2009 12:20 pm
Your girl looks great in PLMGPS uniform, mine just finish P6 and starting Sec 1 today. It's a really good school and standard getting better by the year. Time flies, enjoy parenthood before they start answering back to you. Cheers

4. venu5sian left...
Friday, 2 January 2009 12:25 pm
that reminds me of my daughter first day primary one two years ago. i remember I excited, i remember i do the same which put her up on her school bus and then I will drive over separately to meet her at school, i remember I so worry that she might not know how to buy food in canteen, i remember I meet up with the canteen boss try to ask him to take care of my little girl, then i realize how I over-react, she was an independent girl that i might be underestimated her :)
You have a beautiful and smart girl.

5. Bear left...
Friday, 2 January 2009 12:46 pm ::
hahaha.... you should take a picture of her face and head at the same position, same place everyday from now on... then years later, do a montage for her wedding day.

6. Ruok left...
Friday, 2 January 2009 12:46 pm
I still say she will make a fine model one day. :P

7. msvindicta left...
Friday, 2 January 2009 2:36 pm
bear's comment is so weird.
anyway, don't worry about the bag lah. most p1 students always get overwhelmed by their bags. stuff too much textboooks.
and then slowly, we learn to dump all the heavy textbks in sch under our desks. heh.

8. JayWalk left...
Friday, 2 January 2009 2:45 pm :: 
AhTiong73: I can imagine you gong gong stand there let your mother take picture.

nerak: Not totally bottomless lah..... still got underwear lah.

David: Welcome to the blog. I agree. PLMGS is a good school with good values.

Venus5ian: That's what I did too! Put her on the school bus then driver over separately! Didn't cham siong with the canteen boss though.

Bear: You are too bladdy free to even think of something like that.

ruok: ... and I'll make a fine manager of a fine model one day.

msvindicta: Earlier I was asking how come never get one of those bag with luggage arms and wheels. Apparently the school advised against them as they are heavier and not suitable for stair climbing.

9. torty left...
Friday, 2 January 2009 10:10 pm
The new generation of PL girls :). Brings back memories , though nvr was in the primary sch but was from the sec sch. Soon ur Faith will have ' To God Be The Glory ' drilled into her brain ;0).

10. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 3 January 2009 1:46 pm :: 
torty: Welcome to the blog. Which year were you at PLMGSS?

11. torty left...
Sunday, 4 January 2009 9:39 pm
Jaywalk : Me old liao ;0) . Was studying there from 88-91 . Still got a couple of my seniors and school mates teaching at PLMGSS, if I'm not wrong. A lot of changes ever since I have left the school especially the facade of the school.

12. JayWalk left...
Monday, 5 January 2009 8:37 am :: 
torty: If you have been following my blog, you would have been aware that I was with the PLMGSS St John during 1986 to 88

01 January 2009

Happy New Year 2009 (NSFW)

Lucky Bastard

The year 2009 was one where I ushered in via a rather unusual fashion.

I left my place at around 9+ supposedly to meet up with the rest of the gang before we all cab down to St James Power Station together. Unfortunately, due to someone who was "gone-ded" shortly after I arrived, we never made it beyond St Jeff's Power Living Room which I hereby christened it as the WiiSky Bar.

WiiSky Bar was lotsa fun with the loser downing a shot each time.

One thing I did learn...

Video Taken Offline At The Request Of The CB Sishtars.

... is that Alcohol + CharBor + Wii = Damaged Ear Drums Of A Blushing Pirate.

Allow me to introduce CowboyBar's very own Arcade Lian and Arcade Huay aka the CB Sishtars.

Lai lai, come and guess which one of the CB Sishtars below is the camwhore.

Video Taken Offline At The Request Of The CB Sishtars.

Pardon the quality as it was taken off my mobile phone which the ladies mistaken as a still camera, hence the lack of inhibition. Hur hur hur......

We also have 2 LongKang Fairy awards!

I wonder what if we hold another one of these Wii parties at one of their homes? Hmm.... *evil plan hatching*
So anyway, so much for the update here as I wish one and all a very Happy New 2009!

P.S. I am so going to die by the time the CB Sishtars find out about the video clips.

- Voxeros

1. ahtiong73 left...
Thursday, 1 January 2009 3:43 pm
heng my teewee still safe..for now

2. Gary left...
Thursday, 1 January 2009 4:35 pm
you have made some of the barflies famous. hee.

3. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 1 January 2009 4:51 pm :: 
AhTiong73: But weren't you hoping to get a new 60" replacement?

Gary: Wait till CowBoyCaleb picks this up. THEN they will be really famoose.

4. CoWg0eSm0o left...
Thursday, 1 January 2009 5:04 pm
heee cowboycaleb sick leh. oh well... soon lah. when ppl see the headlights, sure cum 1. i mean, come visit.

5. TSSD left...
Thursday, 1 January 2009 5:08 pm
who the 2 merlion?

6. Ruok left...
Thursday, 1 January 2009 5:11 pm
why NSFW ah?

7. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 1 January 2009 5:18 pm :: 
CowG0esM0o: I sms CowBoyCaleb liao. Let's see how it goes from here.

TSSD: I hereby confer the award of LongKang Fairy of the Lorong AhSoo Order to Gary and LongKang Fairy of the Lorong AhSoo Taxi Order to Arcade Huay.

ruok: Language a bit the coarse to be blasting loud loud in the office, no?

8. darkelfin left...
Thursday, 1 January 2009 6:02 pm
NABEH LA......jin glam lor. :p

9. msvindicta left...
Thursday, 1 January 2009 6:47 pm
i knew something was amiss when you took out your hp and kept aiming it at us.
wtf man. okay, i no face liao.

10. CoWg0eSm0o left...
Thursday, 1 January 2009 10:04 pm
msvindicta, next time must bring plastic bag go over cover face liao. =)

11. 1121 left...
Friday, 2 January 2009 12:01 am
yeah lo! and i saw the red light is on... i was thinking wat is he doing..... tsktsk. My controller should be flying to someone next time =P=P

12. JayWalk left...
Friday, 2 January 2009 9:20 am :: 
darkelfin: Next one you come lor.

msvindicta: Don't worry. We still lub you.

CowG0esM0o: Cannot lah. Put liao. Cannot see, then how to Wii?

1121: That's for seeing my mobile phone no up. Can do many things one!

13. starm|st left...
Friday, 2 January 2009 9:53 am
laughs. really very lian and huayish!!

14. JayWalk left...
Friday, 2 January 2009 2:47 pm :: 
starmist: You should come join us for the next session!

15. starm|st left...
Saturday, 3 January 2009 5:49 pm
yah, invite me kay! but but but.. msv is really very scary when high/drunk, judging from the vidz. must steer clear of her, wait she hit me with the wii how..

16. msvindicta left...
Sunday, 4 January 2009 1:32 am
i won't one starmist! :D
trust me!

17. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 4 January 2009 8:25 pm :: 
starmist & msvindicta: No lah. MSV not THAT violent lah. At most, hide behind me lor.

18. CoWg0eSm0o left...
Sunday, 4 January 2009 11:42 pm
jaywalk, u ask msv stay behind u?!?! later she "thousand yrs of pain" ya then u know. (for more info, refer here:

starmist, there's a upcoming wii party.. wait PM me...

19. JayWalk left...
Monday, 5 January 2009 8:58 am :: 
CowG0esM0o: Not msv lah. I meant Starmist lah.

20. starm|st left...
Wednesday, 7 January 2009 8:19 pm
haha ok msv i believe you!

21. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 7 January 2009 11:06 pm :: 
Starmist: You better believe. Wait later Msvindicta hoot you then you know.

22. starm|st left...
Thursday, 8 January 2009 10:33 pm
eh, how come my comment got cut into half? :/
it's okie, msv can come sayang me anytime. just no violence can liao..

23. JayWalk left...
Monday, 12 January 2009 6:36 pm :: 
starmist: msv will sayang you violently.