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Sunday, August 31, 2008
5 Facts | 12:47 PM

Remember Mr. Kevin Jumba (not Jamban right!)?

He's full of shit but it's real humourous diahorric crap fun.

Watch the video!



Saturday, August 30, 2008
beautiful | 1:57 AM

Theme : Beautiful

After the raging storm, the skies became clear again. I wandered along a narrow strip of beach and chanced upon this teenage girl. She did what we all love to do on a patch of sandy canvas - draw, scribble. The smiley face she drew on the sand reflected the sweet relief everyone felt after having waited out the storm. It was then when she turned back and smiled - that was the beautiful moment.

Beautiful smiles,
Pulau Ubin, 1999



Friday, August 29, 2008
skywatch - the road ahead | 4:37 PM

January 2008,
Masai Mara National Park, Africa,



WW : h2o polo | 3:01 PM

Inter-class Water Polo Competition

Hit me with your best shot.

I don't know who this is even after I took this shot.

I hear the results went like this :

Sec 2s - 1st : 2A, 2nd : 2B, 3rd : 2C

Sec 1s - 1st : 1C, 2nd : 1E, 3rd : 1A

The pros-cum-referees at play.

Classes who want their class pictures taken then can request them from Miss Nadya or beg me using the comments link directly below.



Everybody's Here | 9:11 AM




Fr3b | 4:31 AM

I hear that Japan has this amazing free sampling industry.
I just came across Singapore's very own sampling platform.
Check out the free samples here!

Thursday, August 28, 2008
growl | 7:13 AM

Guess who Ellen had on her show the other day?

Yes! My favourite host on Animal Planet - the most animated Jeff Corwin!

Apart from being extremely humourous, I like the fact that Ellen promotes various causes on her show.

This episode on Africa's wild animals really struck a chord in my heart. Being an animal lover and having been to Africa myself, Corwin's appearance on the set was truly a treat.

I've tried to transcribe the very funny dialogue that goes with the pictures here.

Ellen : Oh, that's a baby lion! How old is it?

Corwin : She is 2 months old.

E : Is she wild?

C : No, she is being hand-reared for education outreach.

E : (cub makes a low but sharp growl) She doesn't sound contented.

C : No, that is a actually happy sound.

C : Unfortunately people tend to see lions as a steady population.

It is estimated that the lion poplation today is as low as 30,000.

In Africa there are 2 pinnacle predators. There's the lion, king of the beast and there human beings. And both of these life forms are competing for the same resource.



E : Oh, that is so beautiful! (reaches forward to pat the cub...)

...which turns to her and snaps at her!)

That was a hilarious moment.

Stayed tuned for Part 2!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008
let the weak say... | 5:45 PM



hands up | 8:19 AM

The song "Windows" by N.E.R.D. comes to mind when I saw the following pictures. Never heard of it? It's playing on the radio stations now and it begins with this line :

All the girls standing in the line for the bathroom...

27 Aug 2008
Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim (L), Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng (2ndL), Lim Kit Siang (2ndR) and Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (R) celebrate after the announcement of Permatang Pauh by-election results. - AFP

Supporters of Malaysia's opposition Justice Party leader Anwar Ibrahim celebrate during the by-election in Permatang Pauh, Penang. - AFP

Georgians rally in front of the Russian embassy in Tbilisi to protest against the Kremlin's recognition of the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. - AP

England's Stuart Broad (C) reacts as he takes the wicket of South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs (R) during their second one-day international cricket match, at Trent Bridge cricket ground, Nottingham, England. - AP



Tuesday, August 26, 2008
stronger 1N3 | 9:28 AM

20 Aug 2008

Okay guys (from 1N3), this is long overdue. Apologies!

This boy insisted that I should put his picture up.

Okay some context before you think this is typical of a Singapore classroom. There was no work assigned for the relief teacher, that is yours truly, so after a little chat with 1N3, I decided to do something that will channel the energies of this very restless class to positive use.

There were overwhelming response for this Mr. Strongboy challenge. Boys being boys, they love anything physical. I know that because I was once wearing those same uniforms many years ago.

There were no winners nor losers. Everyone had a good, clean and fun time and I think, in this very pressurising academic terrain, the kids do deserve some fun.



harder, better, faster, stronger | 5:59 AM

I saw this on The Ellen Degeneres Show.

Another wanna be on YouTube?

By the way, His name is Joshua Holland.

And he's talented!

Just be patient with the introduction of the video below.

Trust me, you will be blown away!

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Hands

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Monday, August 25, 2008
evening fades | 9:13 PM

The evening sky caught my attention as I was walking back to my vehicle at Expo carpark.

Bullet in the sky.

The wounded skies above, say it's much too late.

The above song title and lyrics to another tune came to mind as I pondered over the greying hues cast in a net of darkening blue. I don't know how long I had stood in the middle of the carpark just staring at the skies before I whipped out my Omnia to snap a few shots.

Soon the blues made way for shades of grey...

...while the chirping of birds and the evening breeze also fade away with the enveloping darkness.



Manic Monday #131 | 12:13 PM

If you could take more control of one aspect of your life, what would it be?

This is easy. I need more mornings off to run my 1001 errands for the new house and just chill by the pool.

If you were to name the difference between the male soul and the female soul, what would it be?

"Let's just do it" vs. "let's talk about it". The difference sounds like a stereotype. Haha.

If you had to admit the most selfish thing you do on a regular basis, what would you say it is?

Put up a sign by the condo pool that says - booked for all eternity for private consumption only.XXX

misread the q - that was something I'd love to be selfish over.
say, fall asleep with the room lights on and someone would switch them off eventually?


Monday Blues Attack! | 9:20 AM

Fight Monday Blues with MBA, the Saint 2.0 way!

By Phelps! Here's a swimmer to start off your new week!

There has got to be an explanation for this swimmer's extraordinary talent.

Shall we perhaps start from the beginning?



pain | 7:46 AM

Pain comes in all forms. The small twinch. A bit of soreness. The random pain. The normal pains we live with everyday. But then that's the kind of pain you can't ignore. A level of pain so great that it blocks out everything else; makes the rest of the world fade away. Until all we can think about is how much we hurt.

How we manage our pain is up to us. Pain. We anaethesise. Ride it out. Embrace it. Ignore it. And for some of us, the best way to manage pain is to wish to push through it.

There are no solutions. No easy answers. You just breathe deep and wait for it to subside. Most of the time, pain can be managed. But sometimes the pain gets you when you least expected. Hits below the belt and doesn't let up. Pain. You just have to fight through. Because the truth is, you can't outrun it and life always makes more.

Dr. Meredith Grey
Grey's Anatomy, Season 2

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Sunday, August 24, 2008
what to do? | 12:37 PM

Before I head off for my tennis game, there is an article on The Sunday Times you must read.

This is the second scathing article titled, "Sidelined in the S'pore Survivor series" by the Associate Editor on the issue of singles and the recent pro-family benefits hich wthe government has announced to boost the nation's dismal birth rates.

Here's just an exerpt from her very poignant writeup....

Now that I have all married couples and parents reading this riled up, let me just say: Congratulations. It's about time the institution of the family got a boost.

May you use the money wisely.

You see, it's my money. And I want to be sure you don't squander it. And while you're spending it, try not to cock a snook at singles, as if we are pariahs who refuse to join the national campaign to mate and procreate.

It's just the sort of thing that happens in Singapore. An idea catches hold, everyone is doing it, and you're the silly one who's holding out - like smokers or minority owners in an en bloc sale.

Also, may you use your state-mandated maternity leave and infant-care leave with some prudence. After all, guess who's going to cover for you at the workplace when you are gone for 16 weeks or taking your kid to the dentist?

By the way, are you sure you really need 16 weeks? Where are your own mum and dad? Your in-laws? It used to be that they played a big part in bringing up grandchildren. Have they migrated to Perth?

And you are really taking your kid to the dentist and not off to play golf, right?

Some will say that the have-more-babies campaign hasn't been particularly successful over the years, given the way couples have, or rather have not, responded to baby baits in the past.

I think this time, the Government has got it right, starting upstream at teenage hormonal level right down to Baby Number XX.

What's good: It has stopped discriminating between graduates and non-graduates with the merger of the Social Development Unit and the Social Development Service.

It's an acknowledgement that educational levels really shouldn't matter when it comes to picking a life partner and making babies. Good brains can have bad genes; and vice versa.

It's helping those who desperately want babies - but cannot have them for some reason or other - get medical help to conceive. These people know the pain of going through failed cycles of in-vitro fertilisation but they're still saying, Baby, you're worth it.

So a wide $1.6 billion net has been cast and, hopefully, there will be a big haul.

As a single, I watch these developments with awe. So much money (mine) expended on getting the reproduction lines going...

Sigh. What to do?

While singles are seldom discriminated against in other similar big cities like New York, Sydney or London, here in Singapore, it's S.O.S - Singles Only Suffer (thanks to these reporters, it is no longer in silence).

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23 Aug 2008

MADONNA's upcoming Sticky + Sweet world tour has been criticised by environmental groups - for not taking enough eco-friendly precautions.

Madonna . performs live on the opening night of her Sticky & Sweet tour at Cardiff Millennium Stadium. Cardiff, Wales -

The pop superstar kicks off her series of live dates in Cardiff, Wales on Saturday (23Aug08) night.

And green activists have slammed the singer for the massive carbon footprint they claim will be created by the tour.

Read the complete article.

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Saturday, August 23, 2008
wrinkles | 5:15 AM

Welcome to my second entry for the weekly Photo Scavenger Hunt held every Saturday. This week's theme is...

w r i n k l e d

I don't know about you but this word often conjures images of the elderly and cloth-like material. While in the midsts of putting up my pictures on my Bangkok trip, an idea struck me.

Have you ever seen a giraffe's wrinkly tongue?

Howdee there!

Actually, the tall member of the animal kingdom meant, "Got food?"

Check out how it contorts and almost wrinkles its extremely long tongue in loops to reach for the quick snack!

There you go! Are you wrinkling your face in amusement or disgust yet?

Enjoy your breakfast or whichever next meal you are having!



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