Braving Bukit Timah Hill

Have a nature reserve beside the house, and we never make use of it. So, we made a point to go up Bukit Timah Hill...


Stupid F1... got stuck in the traffic at North Bridge Road for almost an hour because of the stupid pre-run....&^%$%$@@#%^#$%$%


Came 11.20am, we made our way to the old folks home to deliver rice. Its a volunteer thing that the company sponsors, and we just have to spend some time sending it up to the respective units. We had 4 packets to deliver and made our way to the top floor. On delivering our second packet, we went into the lift, pressed the lift button and went out. We were talking about life and old age and didn't really look at which floor we alighted at. When we got to the unit, we noticed that the old folk was not there. At the door was this guy, who looked as though he had not taken food for a decade. I asked him where the old man was, and the only response he gave was "No food, no food, no food". He took the rice from my hand, brought it to the floor and started eating it. We had a shock, and I asked him where the old man was. He said "I am the only one staying here". Just then, my colleague realised our mistake. We had alighted at the 16th floor, instead of the 15th. We rushed down, got to the rice and fruit stall and got some food for the old folk at 15th floor. Really hope it was ok for him. Next time, we'd better check thrice, before we pass anything to anyone thats not an old folk. On a lighter note, we're going for this childrens day event for the kids. They have a few booths we could mend, and the only one that seems to catch my fancy, is the one with cotton candy... yumm.

Share, Shear, Hears, Hares, Ares?

Been playing a lot of wordchallenge on facebook. Got hooked after aunty got 15000+ pts, beat her with 16000+, and all of a sudden, saw her score skyrocket to 25000!!! Now, an average human with one brain gets 10,000+ in score. Aunty probably have 2 and a half brains.

After a few weeks of playing, I got close to 25000...I was at 21000 for the longest time until one day, when it finally happened... I reached 26000!! After that... I shut off my fb, and vowed not to open it for the next week. After all, I know that the moment i open it, I will see aunty's 35000 score waiting for me.

Problem does not end there. There are side effects. I was driving along the road when I saw a NISSAN truck. Instinctively, SIN, SINS, ASS, SIS.. started coming out of nowhere... u can guess what happens when I saw a SGH2176A car in front of me. (Hint: Sag, Shag, Gas, Has, Hags?)..
I think I better remove the application for good...

Jap Name??

Try this...

First name

Last name

My name becomes to.n - ti-hyu-i..

Games Convention Asia 2008

The convention hall...

Soul Calibur IV: I think thats Darth Vader in the screen...

Red Alert III (Beta).. test it man...

Life size Frostmourne!! On sale for $998! Contemplated on buying it to put fear in my adversaries...

From a friend..... How to loose weight

A guy calls a company and orders their 5-day, 10 lb. weight loss program.

The next day, there's a knock on the door and there stands before him a voluptuous, athletic, 19 year old babe dressed in nothing but a pair of Nike running shoes and a sign around her neck.

She introduces herself as a representative of the weight loss company.

The sign reads, "If you can catch me, you can have me."

Without a second thought, he takes off after her. A few miles later huffing and puffing, he finally gives up. The same girl shows up for the next four days and the same thing happens. On the fifth day, he weighs himself and is delighted to find he has lost 10 lbs. as promised.

He calls the company and orders their 5-day/20 pound program. The next day there's a knock at the door and there stands the most stunning, beautiful, sexy woman he has ever seen in his life. She is wearing nothing but Reebok running shoes and a sign around her neck that reads,

"If you catch me you can have me".

Well, he's out the door after her like a shot. This girl is in excellent shape and he does his best, but no such luck. So for the next four days, the same routine happens with him gradually getting in better and better shape.

Much to his delight on the fifth day when he weighs himself, he discovers that he has lost another 20 lbs. as promised. He decides to go for broke and calls the company to order the 7-day/50 pound program

"Are you sure?" asks the representative on the phone. "This is ou! r most rigorous program."

"Absolutely," he replies, "I haven't felt this good in years."

The next day there's a knock at the door; and when he opens it he finds a huge muscular guy standing there wearing nothing but pink running shoes and a sign around his neck that reads, "If I catch you, you are mine."

He lost 63 pounds that week.

Bad Imitation...

On my table now...shows how bored I am...

Double Standards...

What they were fed....

....and what we had.

(shucks...should've caught pictures of the food inside...)


Went to cafe iguana with a couple of bros... one of the guy's b'day was nearing, so we decided to have a drink with him to celebrate his b'day a little earlier.

They ordered this jug of ribena flavoured margarita. I almost got stuck at the carpark as i forgot to bring my staff pass. Sat down on a confined space for almost two hrs, had a partially straight, partially non-sensical chat with my bros and then headed home.

Tomorrow is another one of those long days at course.

What my birthdate means??!?


On February 6 ﹝Venus # sweetheart﹞ representative personage: Reagan longed for that is liked and receives the concern, has into public figure's special characteristic; Warm, is natural, is enchanting, receives welcome; Has the special ability, is esteemed the human. The merit is good at the public relations, easy to be together; The individuality rich charm, easy to win the trust. The shortcoming is the innermost feelings lacks the security sense, the sentimental life is quite complex.

Interpreted as (I suppose):
A person that longs to be liked and concerned; is warm and natural, and is good at public relations, wins trust, but has problems with sentimental life.


Have a neighbour upstairs that is so considerate that he/she listens to techno music full blast with the woofer on the whole night!

First time I went upstairs, a young girl greeted me. I politely asked her if it was 'possible to tune it down a little'. She apologised and told me that they had switched off the player. Thought that was the end of it.

Few days later, it happens again. I go upstairs, and this time, I can hear people shuffling around saying "Eh complain, complain... complain, complain". The door opened, and I was greeted by a young guy who came out in his boxers and nothing else, having a tatoo across his shoulder and holding a cigarette on one hand and a glass of something that looks like vodka. Again, I chose to be polite and asked him if he could 'help lower down the volume'. Albeit his looks, he was rather polite, telling me that they had already tuned down the volume and apologising a couple of times.

So, 2 is a couple..and I guess that should be it... but man was I wrong.

Right just now, the woofer and techno was on again, full blast. And mind me... but its 12am. I walked upstairs... and pressed the doorbell.... no one answered. I waited a minute. Then pressed the door bell again. Again no one answered. I think I did that 4 times and I guess no matter how many times I ring the door bell, no one was going to open the door.

I went downstairs, and the woofer was off. So I wrote a note, went back upstairs and slip it in their unit.

"Dear tenant/owner,
Appreciate if you could be a little more considerate. You might not need to sleep or work the next day, but not all of us are that fortunate. I have politely asked for you to help tone it down a little twice, plus this time thrice. The next time I visit, it will be with the police.
Hope to have your kind cooperation. Thank you!"

If they still don't get the hint... I give up...I'm dialing 999 or whatever number I'm supposed to dial here...


Some time back, whilst listening to the Flying Dutchman on the radio, I remember him talking about the how he couldn't stand the dirt and would vacuum the place at least once in 3 days. And I thought to myself, which guy in their right mind would clean the floor automatically once every 3 days?

I got home, put down my bag and stuff, looked at the floor, got a broom and started sweeping. After a while, I realised that I did that the day before and the day before that. Didn't hit me at first, but after a while, I realised.....OMG.... I've become a DUTCHMAN!!

Hotplate Crayfish...yumm..

Computer dummy part 2

As though what happened yesterday wasn't enough, I get back to the office, set up my pc (we just shifted down one floor for renovations) and guess what? The network doesn't work!!

So, this time, I had to get a little help. My colleague waved at a guy in black t-shirt who was supposed to be from IT support. He comes over, looks at the problem (limited or no connectivity) then tells me he needs to go get a form before he can start helping me. Half an hour passes, and the man in black is still no where to be seen. I walked 2 steps ahead, and lo and behold, about 7 men in black all sprawled at the pantry area sleeping. I caught the guy who told me he was getting a form, asked him where is the form and dragged him to my pc. 5 secs later, he tells me he needs to get someone more senior, and he goes off. Minutes later, he comes back with senior 1, and senior 1 takes one look at the pc, asks me if i had restarted my pc to see if it works, then tells me he needs to get his senior. I seriously was wondering if that meant that I would have a greatgrandmaster pc repairer at my table by the end of the day.
Instead, I got 5 guys standing around my cubicle, asking me funny questions. We did some cable shuffling, tried checking DCHP...DHCP whatever its called, tried renewing the ip etc. To cut things short, in summary, I have to call the Helpdesk line tomorrow or the day after, and they will send a real Helpdesk Engineer to come down and take a look at my problem. Sheesh!

Computer dummy part 1

While I was setting up a new laptop with Windows Vista, I realised that the wireless connection somehow could not detect the router network. Somehow, everyone else's network is visible in the wireless connection list, except for my own network.

So, instead of calling for the 24hr hotline for the router (the last time I called, couldn't understand a word they were saying), I decided to use the trial and error method to fix the problem.
Started off customising the MAC filter on the router admin page @ to include the laptop in the list of allowed computers. Realised that the new laptop wasn't in the DHCP clients list (Dun ask me what that is... up till now, I don't know a thing about what I just said). After meddling around for like 1/2 an hour, I finally got the laptop in, and added the physical address to the MAC filter list (go start, run, type "cmd", type "ipconfig /all", and you'd see the physical address). That being done, I go back on to the wireless connection list and guess what? Yaay! The network is still not there.
So I guess maybe the network needs to be added, before it can be seen. Under network connections, I added a new network, and keyed in my WEP password which was configured earlier. The network was added successfully. And guess what? Yaay! Still cannot see the network.
So I decided that maybe I need to manually connect the laptop to the router by using a LAN cable and then configure the MAC filter options from the admin page. Worse, nothing happened, but I have a whole lot of cables connected everywhere, and I have to get them all out.
After like 2 hrs of meddling with the laptop... I finally gave up.
Just as I was shutting down the pc, an ephipany hit me. I walked over to the modem and router, off the power switch, switch the power switch back on and guess what? My network appeared!!
Dem, feel like a donkey. Should've switched it off much much earlier.