html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" ""> I Need an Invention, Intention, to stop Temptation to Scream...: March 2007

Saturday, March 31, 2007


Got some photos of the student conference from Pompy, and here they are:

Super happy after the end of the conference, hence, these photos...

With CSM, who's really hardworking, even though she is preggie!
Yeah, We are all decked out in pink. "Pretty in Pink" as one of the guests called us. =))

With LHB of course.

And what's school life without ZQ!
More pics when I get them from Sil. =))

Thursday, March 29, 2007

My first

I made my first mallet splint for the client today!


Sunday, March 25, 2007

It's tomorrow!!

Once again, I'm sent to the West side of Singapore for clinicals. Dunno why they always do it to me. And I have to report at 8am!!

Going to the Hands department, so should be quite interesting. Coz will be seeing alot of foreign (read: Bangladeshis and Chinese) workers. It'll be interesting to try to communicate with them. And I'll be making splints!! Quite excited, but really hope I can make them nicely and quickly. =))

So, the countdown starts today -- 30days.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Microphone Syndrome

Please stay away tomorrow for my group, and I'll be very very very grateful.

Extreme Marketing...

People say that my course mates are crazy about finishing the damn marketing project. We seem to be going on only about the marketing project these days. But that is not true! We know how to take it easy at times too! So here's some jokes... Enjoy!

A Professor at one of the Universities was explaining marketing concepts to the Students:

1. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say: "I am very rich. Marry me!" - That's Direct Marketing

2. You're at a party with a bunch of friends and see a gorgeous girl. One of your friends goes up to her and pointing at you says: "He's very rich. Marry him." - That's Advertising

3. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and get her telephone number. The next day, you call and say: "Hi, I'm very rich. Marry me." - That's Telemarketing

4. You're at a party and see gorgeous girl. You get up and straighten your tie, you walk up to her and pour her a drink, you open the door (of the car)for her, pick up her bag after she drops it, offer her ride and then say: "By the way, I'm rich. Will you marry me?" - That's Public Relations

5. You're at a party and see gorgeous girl. She walks up to you and says: "You are very rich! Can you marry! me?" - That's Brand recognition

6. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say: "I am very rich. Marry me!" She gives you a nice hard slap on your face. - That's Customer Feedback

7. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say: "I am very rich. Marry me!" And she introduces you to her husband. - That's demand and supply gap

8. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and before you say anything, another person come and tell her: "I'm rich. Will you marry me?" and she goes with him - That's competition eating into your market share

9. You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and before you say: "I'm rich, Marry me!" your wife arrives. - That's restriction for entering new markets.

So don't say we only think of marketing everytime hor? We have life too ok? K enough jokes, time for me to go back to the marketing project...

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Its over!!!

1. Macroeconomics, Marketing and Management Accounting Mid Sem tests. Which was quite easy in my opinion. The RMIT lecturers are either lazy or merciful. Whatever. I thank God for his continued favour.

2. 花样少年少女. The show that I religiously followed but it turn and backstabbed me with a crappy ending. Sigh. Why directors like to come up with 'designer' endings??? Whatever happened to "and they lived together happily ever after???" But the princess and I are both suffering from withdrawal syndromes. 7pms will never be the same again. Sigh.

3. Mid March. Moving on to end March. Project deadlines loom. Massive Marketing project to complete and 2 Commercial Law papers. Arrgh. For now, if you see me online on msn I'll be permenantly away. But do drop by to say hi. Hahaha.

4. Today. A fun day of unwinding at Ang Mo Kio Central (yes of all places). Went to K box the whole noon and play pool the whole night with SIM buddies. Life is still good I guess? Pictures coming up if I can be bothered! Hahaha.

Be back to blog soon again! Finally got some breathing space liao... Good night!

Monday, March 12, 2007


Ain't this the cutest picture you ever seen!!!! =))

[*I can see you gals nodding all the way from my house!!]

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Why February only has 28 Days

The shortest month of the year seems to have gone by in a flash. Why does February have only 28 days?

It's the Romans' fault. Our modern calendar is loosely based on their old, confusing one. Though records on the Roman calendar are sparse and sketchy, legend has it that Romulus, the first king of Rome, devised a 10-month lunar calendar that began at the spring equinox in March and ended with December. It is unclear whether there were any official months between December and March, but it's likely they were left off because the wintertime wasn't important for the harvest.

The second king of Rome, Numa Pompilius, decided to make the calendar more accurate by syncing it up with the actual lunar year—which is about 354 days long. Numa tacked on two months—January and February—after December to account for the new days.

The new months each had 28 days. But that didn't sit well with Numa because even numbers were considered bad luck at the time. So, he added a day on to January, giving the year an odd-numbered 355 days. No one knows why February was left with 28 and remained an unlucky month. It may be related to the fact that Romans honored the dead and performed rites of purification in February. (The word februare means "to purify" in the dialect of the ancient Sabine tribe.)

The 355-day calendar couldn't stay in sync with the seasons because it didn't account for the amount of time it took for the Earth to orbit the sun. So, an extra "intercalary" month of 27 days was inserted after February 23 every couple of years or so to even things out. The pontiffs who were in charge of calendar upkeep didn't always add the extra month on schedule. (Some officials took advantage of the system to extend their time in office, for example.)

In around 45 B.C., Julius Caesar commissioned an expert to put aside the lunar origins of the Roman calendar and make it sun-based, like the Egyptian one. Caesar added 10 days to the calendar year and an extra day in February every four years. (The leap-year day was inserted after the 23rd, the same time as the old intercalary month.) Now, the year averaged out to 365.25 days, very close to the actual average length of a year: 365.2425 days (and even that varies).

Some have speculated that Caesar added a day to February when he reformed the calendar—making it 29 days long. The story goes that when the Senate renamed the month of Sextilis to honor the emperor Augustus, that day was subtracted from February and added to August in order to make it equal in number to July—the month named for Caesar. But this theory is now believed to be bunk; it's likely that Julius never even added a day to February.

Cool piece of information huh? Ripped this from a link on Pin Ji's blog. Finally somebody's blogging again.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Now we know they are not all that smart

Ripped from Silver.

[Please note: Minor edits have been done to the original posting as it contains some words that the owner of Life Documentation does not wish to have on her blog. Thank you.]

Now we know they are not all that smart.
Let me introduce you to

Marco. The dumb caucasian who thinks he knows Singapore well.
Well, Marco, Singapore ain’t like what you featured sucker!

Number 1

“The hostess is dressed up with typical malay uniform."

The Singapore Airlines's air stewardess is dressed in her uniform.

Its not a typical malay uniform.

Number 2

Singha Beer is not “Singapore beer”. Its a beer found in Singapore.


Don’t assume SINGHA is from SINGapore, because there’s a SING.


Number 3
Its COCONUT FIBRE aka nata de coco.

Not coconut juice.

Hey, can you read?

Number 4
Yes, its the business area of singapore.


Number 5
South colonial quarter? What the f***?

Number 6
Thats the MERLION. Not a sea lion.

Get your facts straight.

Number 7
“Malaysian style”


Can you please get it straight?

(I mean, no offence to malaysians. I just can’t stand that he misuses words all the time!)

Number 8
For heavens sake, its the MITA building.

Not the german embassy. Wtf are you doing when you’re in Singapore Marco?

Number 9
He is not a cop. He is a SECURITY GUARD of the building we call “The Centerpoint”.

Number 10
Apparently to him, what we call SUGAR CANE, is a bamboo. I didn’t know bamboos can be drunk.

Number 11
Its not an ugly building. and its not a bank. If my information is right, its the heeren office tower.

Number 12
Excellent choice of deep fried fish?

Is your english that bad marco? There’s chicken, crab meat.. shrimp etc…


Number 13
Can you read. Its FHM Singapore.




Number 14
Get your facts right, and use your brains.

Number 15
I didn’t know that orchard road had a north or middle.


Number 16
Serious. Thats malay??…

Number 17

Eh hello? Where's the fish again??

Wads up with you and fish?

Number 18

This is dried fish? Maybe you should ask.

Number 19

Are you stupid or something?

Its a DURIAN. Not a durium.

Number 20
Its not the Thian Hock Heng temple. Its the Waterloo Street Guan Yin temple.

Can you get your information right??

More another time!

End note: STOOPID!!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

From Geylang to Changi... Orh...

Looking back it's been a long time since I've blogged a wordy entry.

Let's see. I remembered being tied down by project and the studying of mid-sem marketing paper the whole of last week and I finally got some breathing space today. So I shall blog till my hearts content. Hehehe...

Anyone noticed the change in blog song? Hahaha. It's to coincide with the 花样少年少女 show that I've been faithfully catching at 7 every weekday. Got infected thanks to the Princess. She recommended that drug for me to watch. Now I can't stop following it. And NO I do not watch the show just to see wu chun... And I definitely do not watch the show for ella anyway. But the show is just plain funny and entertaining. And no Weasel it is not too sissy a show for a guy to watch unlike you watching *Ahem.. F.... Ahem... 4..... Ahem Meteor Gardens... Ahem... Eeeeeeee. Wahaha!

Anyway this is the peak period of this semester I suppose? Crazy amount of work to be done, tons of notes to read and some mid semester papers to handle. Well I guess it's all the same for all uni people now, so I should not complain too much then. But what I can complain about about about group member(s) not pulling their weight in group work. Its is frustrating, agonizing, infuriating, to be working with people who wishes to 'free ride' their way to a respectable project grade. It's not just within my group, but other groups as well. Seems like there will at least be a 'black sheep' among every team I suppose. I've been blamed by other group members for not making free loaders work and for forgiving them too easily. But what can I do? I can't knock them down can I?

I've always said I'm tired of scolding others. I do not want to. 2 years of scolding others and torturing others is more than enough for life. But I shall do what is most cruel. I SHALL KEEP QUIET. Yup I shall keep quiet and let free-loaders ride their way out of projects. Desmond says that is most evil because I do not correct their mistakes nor do I let them learn anything by letting them do 'mindless senseless easy work'. Then at next semester, when no one wants to do work with them, they do not know how to work on their own as well. So I guess I am still evil... Just like old times... MUWAHAHA!!!

I can scold recruits because they need to be shaped and moulded. But I definitely should not be scolding fellow course mates whom some are older and supposedly wiser than I am I suppose?
Enough free loaders slamming. On a happier note I finally caught Letters of Iwo Jima! Caught the show with the Princess on Saturday at Plaza Singapura. I am firstly unpleasantly surprised at the limited venues of screening what I thought was a wholesome and good movie. But then again how many people like me are interested in historic war epics anyway. People would rather pay $9.50 to catch 'Borat' instead. LOLZ.

But tanks, guns and planes aside, this movie have the right combination of action, suspense, romance, sadness and yes even humour. There are times when you laugh out loud at some really comical scenes and there are times when you just wish war will never happen. It is true that in a war, all of the mask that we man put up will be stripped away, and everyone's inner emotions will be displayed, written on the forehead that the helmet rests on. Sadness, Cruelty, Timidness, Resourcefulness, Thoughtfulness, Selflessness and even plain Cowardice are all displayed in this movie. You will see the difference between good commanders and pathetic commanders, whose decisons will make all the difference in war times.

Although the level of gore is at the bare minimum, Clint Eastwood has successfully painted war as a dreadful and totally excruciating event, created out of Man's foolishness and selfish purposes. The fighting scenes are minimal too and I had certainly wished for more. But that's what made this movie a perfectly balanced one as even girls can enjoy the movie without the excessive concentration on those battle hardwares. I speak generally about the show without going into details so as not to spoil it for those who have not watched it. That what I call $9.50 well spent. Or $8... If you're a Safra member like me. Hehehe.

Oh wondered what's with the title? Hahaha. After the movie I caught up with the usual guyzos and we had supper at You Tiao Da Wang at midnight. We had to wait a while for a table as Geylang was swarming with supperteers and ahem... other people looking to fulfil their erm hunger in some other ways. Xiao Long Baos, You Tiaos, Carrot Cakes, Tau Huay are good for health. Yeow, Weasel and I polished off 2 baskets of those dumplings on top of our own 'main dishes'. Cheers that's why you are so skinny and we are like that la. You make us look bad.

We were bored after supper so we travelled to Changi just to see planes land and take off at close range. And we just have to run into a road block. A police road block. I swear it is the MAN UNITED decorations all over Weasel's car that got us pulled over. The police officer must have been a Liverpool fan (Liverpool lost to ManU in the final min of the match just a couple of hours before this). We were questioned and had our particulars recorded and verified as part of the routine inspection.

Police Officer X: "Where did you all come from prior to this?"

Weasel: "Oh Geylang"

Police Officer X: " Wah you all just came from Geylang and now you all going Changi???"

The officer had the bewildered look. Somehow we do not look like blood thirsty, sex deprived and perverse 22 year-olds. But he was joking and after learning that we were all JC friends currently studying in universities now, and with clean records, he waved us off and told us to drive safely.

But I'm sure that poor NSF police officer would have gave all to be out on a Saturday night. Who would rather do road block duty than go Geylang and Changi (FOR THE RIGHT PURPOSES HOR)? But it was quite an experience. Night outs with those guys are never uneventful.

Time to go edit project work. Take care folks!

*Totally irrelevant note; Movies to look out for: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Spider Man 3, Mr. Bean the Holiday. I LOVE my Safra Card.