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dusty
Tuesday, June 30 | 7:32 AM

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wave
Monday, June 29 | 2:34 PM


You signal with a wave of your hand, a raised few fingers and the oncoming driver acknowledges likewise - this, without fail, warms any heart made cold by the incessant winds.

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Jlag
| 5:58 AM

Back home around 6-ish.
Slept near midnight.
Been up since 2+am.

Jet lagged...

Just thankful I don't have to report to school today like many thousands in 1 hr+ time. :P

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God, you there?
Sunday, June 28 | 4:33 AM

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flags
Saturday, June 27 | 11:58 AM



Cliffs Of Moher
19 June 2009

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MJ 1958-2009
Friday, June 26 | 3:30 PM

ANOTHER LEGEND BITES THE DUST
MICHAEL JACKSON
Read MSN's full report here.

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sky juice
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scatter
Thursday, June 25 | 5:03 AM


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Life Is Wonderful
| 4:16 AM

Jason Mraz

Poignant lyrics. Lifted our spirits on our drives through the pastoral side of Ireland.



It takes a crane to build a crane
It takes two floors to make a storie
It takes an egg to make a hen
It takes a hen to make an egg
There is no end to what I'm saying

It takes a thought to make a word
And it takes some words to make an action
And it takes some work to make it work
It takes some good to make it hurt
It takes some bad for satisfaction

Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la la life goes full circle
Ah la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la

It takes a night to make it done
And it takes a day to make you young brother
And it takes some old to make you young
It takes some cold to know the sun
It takes the one to have the other

And it takes no time to fall in love
But it takes you years to know what love is
And it takes some fears to make you trust
It takes those tears to make it rust
It takes the dust to have it polished

Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la la life goes full circle
Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la

It takes some silence to make sound
And it takes a lost before you found it
And it takes a road to go nowhere
It takes a toll to show you care
It takes a hole to see a mountain

Ah la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la life goes full circle
Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la life is meaningful
Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la life is meaningful
Ah la la la la la la life is full of
Ah la la la la la life is so full of love
Ah la la la la la life is wonderful
Ah la la la la la la life is meaningful
Ah la la la la la life is full of
Ah la la la la la life is so full of love

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wired
Wednesday, June 24 | 3:47 AM

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!!!!
Tuesday, June 23 | 12:05 AM

I received this email from a speedster friend about changes to the Singapore Traffic Fines. Sian!


Please take note of the new pricing from Traffic Police & the map of the Traffic Police where they usually hide their Mobile Speed Camera for your reference. NEW Price List from Traffic Police...
(Price increase without further notice).

Speeding:
Exceeding 01 - 20km/h = $130 Fine + 4 Demerit Points.
Exceeding 21 - 30km/h = $150 Fine + 6 Demerit Points.
Exceeding 31 - 40km/h = $180 Fine + 8 Demerit Points.
Exc! eeding 41 - 50km/h = more than $200 Fine + 12 Demerit Points + Court
Exceeding 51 - 60km/h = more than $200 Fine + 18 Demerit Points + Court
Exceeding More Than 61km/h = more than $200 Fine + 24 Demerit Points + Court.

Driving Offences:
Failing to Put On Seat Belt = $120 Fine + 3 Demerit points
Crossing Double White Lines = $130 Fine + 4 Demerit Points
Careless Driving = $150 Fine + 6 Demerit Points
Inconsiderate Driving! = $170 Fine + 9 Demerit Points + Court
Dangero! us Driving = more than $200 Fine + 24 Demerit Points + Court + Vehicle Compounded
Illegal Racing = more than $200 Fine + Vehicle Confiscate + Court

Mobile Phones:
Phone/Text and Drive = $200 Fine + 12 Demerit Points + Phone Confiscated
You cannot hold your phone in your hand when you drive, even with loud speaker and/or ear piece

Drink Driving:
For First Offence = Up to $5,000 Fine and/or Jail Term + License Suspended + CourtFor Second Offence = Jail Term + Fine + License Su spended + Court

Other Offences:
Fail to signal when changing lanes = $70 Fine
Making an illegal U-Turn when no U-Turn sign = $70 Fine
Driving after 7pm without headlights or taill! ights = $30 Fine
No number plate = $70 Fine
Obstructed or obscured number plate = $70 Fine
Number plate of unapproved type = $70 Fine.

Court Cases:
If you want to be a hero and fight the court case yourself, and you lose, you pay the court charges yourself, which will add to your fine.
Court charges are at least $200 and above.

Demerit Point System:
Let's say you have 0 points on 1st January 2009, and you committed the offence of 'Failing to Put On Seat Belt'.

So now, you will have 3 demerit points and this will last for one Year.
If during this one year you have no demerit point offences at all, your 3 demerit points will be gone on 1/1/2010.

But, if during this one year, from 1/1 /2009 to 1/1/2010, you commit another offence with demerit points, your very first offence will be extended for another year until 1/1/2011.


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epiphany
Monday, June 22 | 3:48 PM

I had an epiphany while cruising real slowly along the extraordinarily sceneic mountains and lakes and pictureqsue Gap Of Dunloe :

What's the hurry?!! Slow down and enjoy the scenery!
I will endeavour to slow down my pace back home. YIPES!

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frail
Sunday, June 21 | 1:48 PM

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travel twitter #3
| 3:28 AM

Was it Raymond Williams of City and Country who said that the place where you are has a profound effect on the individual. The folks here in Irish towns and villages are so nice and kind. The shops close at 6pm sharp and friends and family gather is commonsight especially on a weekend like today. I guess cityfolks should slow down.

I have a slight throbbing headache. It's probably from being overwhelmed by so much beautiful scenery in Ireland. I can't complain!

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creamy
Saturday, June 20 | 4:11 AM

Guinness is creamier than what you get back in Asia. Being the local brew, it also comes with a host of memorabilia!!!

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bunk
Friday, June 19 | 3:43 PM


Hostel stays - the interactions with travellers around the world come instinctly like the days of old in Thailand. I didn't realise how much I had missed it until you sit by the fireplace (it's bleedy cold here at nights!) and just chat away with total strangers.

Bed & Breakfast - the friendly owners and comfortable beds are always a draw although it'll set us back by 10 Euros per person compared to hostel stays.

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travel twitter #2
| 5:06 AM

* I've endured an awesome hike up some mountain near Westport, Ireland - with hail, rain, superbly strong winds all rolled into one.

* Everyone should climb a mountain every 2 years just to stay grounded.

* CDs/songs - MUST BRING on a drive trip

- Best of Blue

- Jack Johnson - the yellow tree cover album

- Jason Mraz - anything

- Silence #1 - the classical collection

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drift
Thursday, June 18 | 3:49 PM

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travel thoughts #1
Wednesday, June 17 | 4:18 PM

This should on Twitter or something...

I prefer the Guinness - creamer and less bitter, likes Smithwich more as it is a lot closer to Tiger, Heineken and the Irish Kilnenny, which to his horror, the pubs in the North don't carry!?!!

Having ice-cream for breakfast because we were too tired for desert after listening to some Irish music at a local pub.

Laterz.

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lobster pot
| 3:02 PM


We are following Lonely Planet and AA driving guides on this drive drip around Ireland.
Lobster Pot was supposedly a nice eastery by the port town of Ssanford-something like that (I'll correct this when I get the time. Imagine the sore disappointment when we discovered that it has closed down.
The emptiness pervading the lot is the general feel when we drive into towns. Big houses scattered across vast lands but you only see a trickle of residents around. This does not apply to cities of course. Not that I don't like it - I actually appreciate the peace and quiet, like the occasional sighting of a jogger or a local out walking her dog, which is a farcry from the mad bustle of Singpore.
I'm going to miss all of this like I'm missing Sprite now. :)
Breakfast duties and I'm already late!

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yawn
Tuesday, June 16 | 6:59 AM

I've finally gotten internet access here in the NE part of Ireland. It's it 7 hours ahead (or is it behind?) of Singapore time. The sun does not set til past 10pm. Just doing a quickie as it's around midnight now. YAWN.

More next time when I do get the chance to get on the internet again.

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Enjoy
Friday, June 12 | 3:54 AM

Janet Jackson

I'll be flying off to Ireland tonight til the 28 June 09.
Enjoy the gift of life.


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collage of her videos

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moving on
Thursday, June 11 | 2:30 AM

Of that which had bogged him down.
He's stripping the angel suit;
those feathers they have ripped off;
fluff by fluff;
Come what may,
say what they like;
Less is perhaps more.
He's moving on.

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scattered
Wednesday, June 10 | 7:18 AM

scattered dreams & leaves;
here today,
gone tomorrow

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Let me save you!!!
Tuesday, June 9 | 12:00 AM

Sprite! Let down your furry hair so that I can reach you to save you from the evil clutches of the GreatOne! - BuiBui.

*Hanging out with BuiBui, Guihe and Clifton on Sunday 7/6/09 morning.

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just one thing
Monday, June 8 | 5:55 AM

Good intentions :
I will focus on doing just one thing well today instead of hurrying through a myraid of half-baked tasks.

Reality check :
But I am on a 10-12 hour work week lately. How not to multi-task??? :P

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Worlds Apart
Sunday, June 7 | 7:40 AM

Jars Of Clay



I am the only one to blame for this
Somehow it all ends up the same
Soaring on the wings of selfish pride
I flew too high and like Icarus I collide
With a world I try so hard to leave behind
To rid myself of all but love
to give and die

To turn away and not become
Another nail to pierce the skin of one who loves
more deeply than the oceans,
more abundant than the tears
Of a world embracing every heartache

Can I be the one to sacrifice
Or grip the spear and watch the blood and water flow

To love you - take my world apart
To need you - I am on my knees
To love you - take my world apart
To need you - broken on my knees

All said and done I stand alone
Amongst remains of a life I should not own
It takes all I am to believe
In the mercy that covers me

Did you really have to die for me?
All I am for all you are
Because what I need and what I believe are worlds apart

I look beyond the empty cross
forgetting what my life has cost
and wipe away the crimson stains
"dull the nails that still remain"
More and more I need you now,
I owe you more each passing hour
the battle between grace and pride
I gave up not so long ago
So steal my heart and take the pain
and wash the feet and cleanse my pride
take the selfish, take the weak,
and all the things I cannot hide
take the beauty, take my tears
the sin-soaked heart and make it yours
take my world all apart
take it now, take it now
and serve the ones that I despise
speak the words I can't deny
watch the world I used to love
fall to dust and thrown away
I look beyond the empty cross
forgetting what my life has cost
so wipe away the crimson stains
"dull the nails that still remains"
so steal my heart and take the pain
take the selfish, take the weak
and all the things I cannot hide
take the beauty, take my tears
take my world apart, take my world apart
I pray, I pray, I pray
take my world apart

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4000&2
| 6:28 AM

I'm heartened to know that the turnout for Singapore Idol was a whopping 4000! If it was 10 years ago, I might just give it a go. Serious. I can't imagine queueing in line with Sprite now. My friends and kids will probably give up after half an hour in this unforgiving heat. Besides, Singapore's not really very canine friendly YET.

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They found 2 bodies from the enigmatic Air France crash. The blame apparently now is on - systems failure. Not that the N151 doesn't bother me, the thought of my British Airway flight going down over the Atlantic (or is it the Pacific) Ocean this coming Friday and my body disappearing into oblivion is a more scary thought.

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Catching my last few episodes of Jay Leno. I'm seriously going to miss his crap. I did tape his successor, Conan's, premier yesterday. The latter has big shoes to fill. While watching the man himself discussing embroynic stemcells and human eggs with a celebrity, I was telling an ex-student on MSN to pursue his dream. Go Nigel! Nothing is impossible in this life. Have fun pursuing your acting dreams. Just remember to stay humble and don't forget me when you do become famous. :)


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tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies...
Saturday, June 6 | 11:09 AM

Now that is a line from a song in the 80s. It just came to my mind as I embark on publishing this entry.

This is nothing new though. It has been with mankind since the dawn of ages. Some of us still continue to manipulate others through deceitful advertising.

This store is located near my workplace. It hails "Closing Down Sale" printouts all over its facade on its numerous shelves. They have been around since last year.

Two weekends ago, I was at an Audiohouse fair at Suntec City. I was eyeing one of the GPS unit at the Shinco booth - lured there by a gift voucher from a previous purchase. A very young salesman told me that with the purchase of all models on display for this fair only, the map updates are for life. Not a bad deal I thought. Vanity got the better of me and I ended up purchasing a higher end model to sync with my handphone.

After I'd taken the unit out from the box set, I realised that the waranty card did not come with a mail-back portion. I emailed the company but did not get a reply for 2 weeks. Just now, I called them up and causally asked them if the life-time map updates deal was for real. I was told that this comes with every purchase of a GPS unit by the company. The special deal at the fair only advertisement gimmick was just a whole load of crap.

Well...

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sky-high
Friday, June 5 | 7:10 PM

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unlesh!
Thursday, June 4 | 10:24 PM

Davy, unleshing his mini-punching toy.

Okay, I'm sure it's empty there somewhere...

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fried
Wednesday, June 3 | 4:04 PM

Kids say the darnest thing...

While in Guangzhou, I overheard this coversation between my friend and his very young daughter in the car.

Daddy, daddy, when I sleep, can please open the door?

Are you sure?  What if the mosquitoes come and bite you?

Then open the door just a little bit?  

Okay, we'll leave open the door just a little.  

Okay.  The mosquitoes will come in and bite each other.  Then they will go out and play.  

!!! 

I fried a spider with one of these electric fly swatters today...

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Origins
Tuesday, June 2 | 5:53 AM

A gathering with my former colleagues from my first school after graduation.  Being the only free-lancer today, the rest of us from the 1999 batch have since left the school for other postings.   

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Jai Ho
Monday, June 1 | 10:49 AM

Pussycat Dolls


The furious but enchanting drums and soaring vocals of Jai Ho is meant to help me through these 2 weeks of work.  I'm packing 4 weeks assignments within these 2 weeks so that I can go on my trip!  Jai Ho!

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