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Irish Beauty?
Friday, July 31 | 4:26 PM

Remember the movie American Beauty?
That is an Irish twist to that popular sexy image.

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Wednesday, July 29 | 8:26 PM

June 2009

Doesn't this wall art just make you want to stop and stare?

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Tuesday, July 28 | 4:10 PM

23 June 2009

My feeble jump.

Well, the girls made more tries to get the perfect jump! :P

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What do you see
| 6:40 AM


Can't believe this is the theme song for the upcoming National Day !

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duplicating duplicates
Monday, July 27 | 7:51 AM

Key maker at work
near former Jackson hawker centre
Serangoon Road

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Sunday, July 26 | 7:46 AM

"There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness."



| 7:33 AM

Snoozed a couple of times during Harry Potter movie last night. Not that I found it boring, I was just too tired from a day's work, walking Sprite and followed by attending to long overdue house errands. The floor detergeant also caused my nose to run for awhile.

I ought to pick up my reading of the Potter series. Like I ought to read the hundreds of books in my store. No kidding.



the feast
Saturday, July 25 | 1:56 PM

15 June 2009
International Hostel

In the hostels that we had put up, the kitchen comes with a wide range of utensils for cooking.

Yes, we even pack leftovers for breakfast the next day.

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Light up my blue skies!
Friday, July 24 | 4:16 PM

13 June 2009

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I look to you
| 10:53 AM

This is one release I have been waiting for for a very long time.

1 Sep 2009



| 10:41 AM

Hmmm true to a certain extent...

Your view on yourself:

You are intelligent, honest and sweet. You are friendly to everybody and don't like conflict. Because you're so cheerful and fun people are naturally attracted to you and like to talk to you.

The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for:

You are a true romantic. When you are in love, you will do anything and everything to keep your love true.

Your readiness to commit to a relationship:

You are ready to commit as soon as you meet the right person. And you believe you will pretty much know as soon as you might that person.

The seriousness of your love:

You are very serious about relationships and aren't interested in wasting time with people you don't really like. If you meet the right person, you will fall deeply and beautifully in love.

Your views on education

Education is very important in life. You want to study hard and learn as much as you can.

The right job for you:

You have plenty of dream jobs but have little chance of doing any of them if you don't focus on something in particular. You need to choose something and go for it to be happy and achieve success.

How do you view success:

You are confident that you will be successful in your chosen career and nothing will stop you from trying.

What are you most afraid of:

You are concerned about your image and the way others see you. This means that you try very hard to be accepted by other people. It's time for you to believe in who you are, not what you wear.

Who is your true self:

You are full of energy and confidence. You are unpredictable, with moods changing as quickly as an ocean. You might occasionally be calm and still, but never for long.



nature harmony
Thursday, July 23 | 8:47 AM

I just saw a cleaner mop up the floor while he complained about bats defaecating on the spot regularly. When I met him, he was swinging the mop stick wildly in an attempt to swat the bat away from the low ceiling at the basement level of the building where I work.

Why can't we live harmoniously with nature?
Haven't we encroached into their space enough?

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masked heroes
| 8:41 AM

When H1N1 comes to town, no one, NOT even the elite group in school, is spared.

Thanks for being such a sport guys!

PS. Someone tell Jed that the virus is bullet-resistant.

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Wednesday, July 22 | 9:19 PM

"Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.
Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be
human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more
productive person."

-- David M. Burns



morning after
| 5:05 PM

17 June 2009

Our first Bed & Breakfast (B&B) stay. The girls share a room next door while I have a twin all to myself.

The owner painted that himself.

Fancy waking up to rolling green pasture daily.

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We 3 slaves
Tuesday, July 21 | 12:13 PM

Introducing my newly inducted 3 slaves of 1N1. Or to be more politically correct, my personal assistants!

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roller babes!
Monday, July 20 | 8:41 AM

You must check out these hot rolling babes!


Sunday, July 19 | 3:14 PM

I thought this sums up my Sunday rather well. Someone just told me again that I should get help. Perhaps I should just teach Sprite to perform some domestic chores like the above...

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Saturday, July 18 | 5:01 PM

I'm so dwarfed by these natural rock formations.

That's a good reason why this area is called the Giant Causeway.

Think I'll scale that someday?

Nah! I prefer to admire the awesome handicraft from afar!

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3 Ss for H1N1
Friday, July 17 | 2:41 PM

This is NOT a paid advert for New Moon products - which I don't take anyway.

The local schools have taken several measures to keep the spread of H1N1 at bay. Where I teach part-time, there is what I have coined the 3S process which students have to adhere to.

Step 1 :
Stick the digital thermometer into your mouth for the twice daily temperature taking exercises.

In view of the recession, the class chairmen will then prepare a Detol mixture in a recycled bottle; for this class, the form teacher had brought a New Moon product for this purpose.

Step 2 :
Stir your digital thermometer in the highly concentrated Detol solution to sterilise it.

Step 3:
Submit your thermometer reading to the class chairman (and STOP STARING at the photographer and pretend to look cool and suave).

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| 2:07 PM

Just discovered I'd left stove fire on with pot over it with some soup in it for about 4-5 hrs.
The pot is now all blackened inside.
I guess I should be thankful.
Recycle it as a pot for my plants?

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New Moon & H1N1
Thursday, July 16 | 3:47 PM

What is the connection between New Moon and H1N1?
The REVEAL - tomorrow!
(the students involved - please don't mention the answer here! Thanks!)

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Wednesday, July 15 | 3:42 PM

If it's wrong to tell the truth
What am I supposed to do

When all I wanna do is to speak my mind?

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Apple MacBook Pro cannot Display Millions of Colors
Sunday, July 12 | 10:26 AM

I got this off Hardwarezone

Apple MacBook Pro cannot Display Millions of Colors
Fri 10 Jul 2009

The new MacBook Pros were launched to much fanfare about a month ago. They were advertised to be able to display millions of colors, but according to a report by Tweaktown, this is not possible as the newest MacBook Pros are equipped with only 6-bit panels, which are able to display up to only 262 thousand colors.

Tweaktown - This trouble is all about the colors man. You see Apple says that its new MacBooks have support for “Millions of Colors” this is great right? Well you see it is not all good. Apple uses 6-bit panels as such they are really only capable of supporting 262 thousand colors.

The way they can get away with saying support for Millions of Colors is through the use of a couple of tricks. One is dithering; this is where you combine adjacent pixels to create a different shade. This usually has the effect of reducing the sharpness of the image. You can also use Frame Rate Control or FRC this rapidly cycles through the color pallet to simulate the same range from an 8-bit display.

You might think 262 thousand colors would be more than enough, but considering that many designers depend on the MacBook Pro and color is so important to them, we are surprised Apple would try to pass off a 6-bit panel as capable of displaying millions of colors. Apple has yet to respond.

Okay. Another good reason to delay my purchase of the Macbook til Apple does a quick PR to avoid further embarrassment.



Saturday, July 11 | 8:08 PM

Just heard...

if your job defines you and you lose your job, you lose your identity;
if your wealth defines you and you lose your wealth, you lose your identity;
MJ, reflecting the human condition, may have built his identity
around the stage manifest and adoration from his fans;
the extreme anxiety over his comeback concert to rebuild his identity
may have led to some unwise choices and a very early demise.
Temptation seeks to place
your security on any
other than God.
(adapted from Dr. AR Bernard)



Cola Chupa Chups
| 9:14 AM

This is the garbage bin which my tuition kids throw their rubbish into. It is recyled from the numerous Chupa Chups tins I used to collect when I was a full-time teacher.

Presenting the Cola Chua Chups salesboy - Mr. Hyojin!

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Friday, July 10 | 4:55 PM

Giant Causeway
15 June 2009

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to iPhone3GS or just continue NOK-ing it?
| 4:18 AM

I am still toying with the idea.

To iPhone 3GS or just upgrade my N95 to a 97?

Just came across this on Jason Life Notes:

Some iPhone 3GS users recently reported that their new handsets generates heat easily. One owner even stated when he is using the GPS app, the phone heats up quickly a manifestation that the circuitry could not handle the apps load...

Another good reason to hold back the reins and not jump the wagon too soon?

To all my kids out there - stop flashing me your iPhone3G and its dazzling applications each time you see me. :P

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Thursday, July 9 | 10:43 PM

Did you know...

... that today is the birthday of the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament? The first Wimbledon Tennis Tournament was played in 1877. Sponsored by the All England Croquet Club, the tournament was won by Spencer Gore. Wimbledon traditions include the eating of strawberries and cream, royal patronage, and a strict dress code for competitors.

Today's Inspirational Quote:

"Things can fall apart, or threaten to, for many reasons, and then there's got to be a leap of faith. Ultimately, when you're at the edge, you have to go forward or backward; if you go forward, you have to jump together."

-- Yo-Yo Ma



Wednesday, July 8 | 5:50 PM

Driving around Ireland
15 June 2009

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Black or White
| 8:59 AM

This time it's the Hans versus the Uighur.

Racism rears its ugly head again.

On a note closer to home, I read a report on the local tabloid yesterday. There was this person who had written in to question SBS's recent use of handicap-friendly buses on the roads. The writer even suggested giving subsidies to the disabled so that they can take taxis instead of public transport, thus freeing up more room for able-bodied passengers on overcrowded buses. Underneath the polite veneer of his rhetoric, the forum letter reeks of intolerance and prejudice. What's wrong with this person??? I am just disgusted by his/her deplorable attitude.

After discussing this with some classes yesterday, I was saddened that even our young in school have strong prejudices on this issues and against foreign workers serving in the service industry in Singapore. This is a farcry from the way most of the West embraces the handicapped and their sheer independence on wheel chairs and how the blind can manoevre easily even on public transport and malls with their guide dogs.

So it is true when they say that Singapore is a first world country with a third world mentality. Sigh.

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Independence's Day
Tuesday, July 7 | 12:42 PM

Sharing birthday celebrations with another together with our childhood superfriends.

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darling leave the light on for me
Monday, July 6 | 10:04 PM

That's exactly what I discovered when I returned with my purchase from Ikea Tampines store to the van - the headlights and the cabin light were left on.

I thought, "It's only been 2 hours so I can't be that suay (a local slang for unlucky)."

Prior to that, while in the furniture megastore, my Samsung hp batt went flat. Fortunately, I still had my Nokia 95 to fall back on.

But DOUBLE WHAMMY! I returned to a flat van batt.

A nice Malay chap from Comfort Delgro came by and waited for me while I wolved down 10 meatballs and 3 potatoes and 2 cups of lemon tea-coke-sprite mix. The operator told me the techinican would take approximately 45 minutes to reach Ikea. So I thought I have a snack. I got the call as soon as I paid for the famous dish at the check out counter. In the end, I felt so bad that I tipped the chap ten bucks. I was just grateful to be able to drive off again!

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| 9:18 PM

Did you know...

... that today is the birthday of the Rabies Vaccine? In 1885, Louis Pasteur first tested the rabies vaccine on a boy bitten by rabid dog. His patient was a boy, Joseph Meister. The vaccine worked, Joseph Meister survived, and Pasteur became not just a national, but an international celebrity.

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Your Inspirational Quote



Summer Breeze
Sunday, July 5 | 4:23 AM

Jason Mraz



Saturday, July 4 | 10:30 AM

This funky birthday card came from my very hype church a few years back.

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Croagh Patrick
Wednesday, July 1 | 7:24 PM

18 June 2009

We took a hike up Croagh Patrick. The destination is the tip that is surrounded by clouds.

The path is strewn with rocks.

The 3 brave climbers.

Near the summit, we experienced a whiteout when the clouds descended upon the mountain. On top of that, there were 2 bouts of sudden rain which lasted about ten to fifteen minutes each. One of these sudden showers was accompanied by a brief session of hail and a mud slide followed after.

All the while, while we wound numerous times around the mountain to get to the top, the icy winds blew ferociously and beat at our poor Asian bodies unaccustomed to the cold.

At the summit, I am practically leaning against continual blasts of winds. I repeat, LEANING BACK without support! That's how strong the winds are!

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