Monday, July 28, 2008

A nice website to download desktop wallpapers of cars

If you like cars, I am sure you would like to have one on your desktop. I am sure every car enthusiast has a favourite. You can find it here on this website. It has the photos of latest cars.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Singapore is the 13th most expensive place to live

This is one race I hope Singapore won't come out tops. I am not surprised really, especially with everything rising, including our food, energy, etc. It's expensive to live on this small little dot. So much has changed in the past years that you wonder where this is heading.

In Asia, Singapore is ranked 5th. In South & South-East Asia, we are ranked 1st, beating Mumbai, India for the top spot.

Singapore's world ranking in the most expensive cities list

2008 ~ 13th (behind Paris, France)
2007 ~ 14th (behind Paris,France)
2006 ~ 17th (behind Paris,France)
2005 ~ 34th (behind Luxembourg)
2004 ~ 46th (behind Jakarta, Indonesia)
2003 ~ 32nd (behind Douala, Cameroon)
2002 ~ 24th (behind Honolulu, United States)

Sources: Mercer, CNN, BBC, Channelnewsasia, Yahoo news

Friday, July 25, 2008

Is sperm nutritious? A doctor answers that question

If you must know,

Seminal liquid is made up of:

150 mg. protein
11 mg. carbohydrates
6 mg. fat.
3 mg. cholesterol
7% US RDA potassium
3% US RDA copper
3% US RDA zinc
300 million spermatoza

those are really small amounts and like the doctor said, "it is not particularly nutritious." It's not something you would want to add to your low-carb diet. Anyway, have a laugh at the persistent myth about the nutritional value of sperms. :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Man died peeing on LIVE rail

Well, when you goota go you goota go. But I guess this guy went somewhere unsafe.

News excerpt:
"According to reports, the Polish tourist went to find somewhere discreet to go to the toilet but his urine splashed on to the live rail."

Splash? I thought splash is scattered water. Well correct me if I wrong, but if it was a "splash", then the water flowing out of his urethra would have no contact on the rail isn't it? There has to be a constant flow of water to allow the electricity to flow from the Live rail to his body.

Anyway, I guess we may never really know how he actually died. He's a Polish tourist who came to England to improve his English. Well even if the signs are hard to read, at least such signs like above means some form of danger. But like I said, when you goota go, you gotta go. Maybe he was too excited to see the signs....... that is IF the signs where there in the first place.

Read about it here.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My family in the newspaper!

Yup, my WHOLE family are in it. All dressed in red with our family logo. You can read more about it here on my previous post.

Here it is translated in English(if there is a wrong tranlation please leave a comment).

Bowling event brought together four generations of families

For three hours, as many as 20 out of 24 bowling lanes in SAFRA, Tampines was noisily interrupted by the laughters of a large family consisting of 120 people.

Happiness and flurry was clear evidence that this event was a success - Hajah Marfoah Haji Arshad's large family were very joyful and got to know more about one another.

An event like this with the purpose of bringing the family even more closer together, is rarely done in a large family such as this. Most families would usually make a party event or a picnic.

As much as $3,500 was spent for the event.

The four generations of Hajah Marfoah's family - from the age of two months to 73 years old - wore the same colour T-shirt.

Hajah Marfoah, 91 years of age, was the headmaster of Sekolah Melayu Kampong Glam in Arab Street. She has 12 children, 41 grandchild and 57 great grandchild.

The group chairman of 'Family Of 46' or 'Keluarga 46', Mr Murshid Nasir, 43 years of age, an Executive of Operation in a company in Changi Airport, said:

'We began with organising a celebration for Mothers ' day on 2006 and then a tour to Pulau Redang, Terengganu, and Kelantan last year.

'This time it was slightly unique... playing bowling together. Indeed it was enjoyable when the family got together having fun. A stress reliever!'

Family 46 name was derived from Hajah Marfoah's family previous home number at Jalan Kechot near Jalan Eunos. The event ended with benediction.

Here's what was written in bahasa Melayu.

Acara bowling erat silaturahim keluarga empat generasi

ELAMA tiga jam, sebanyak 20 daripada 24 lorong gelanggang boling Safra di Tampines riuh-rendah dengan hilai tawa sebuah keluarga besar Melayu sekitar 120 orang.

Kemeriahan dan keriuhan yang jelas terasa itu terbukti tidak sia-sia - keluarga besar Hajah Marfoah Haji Arshad semakin mesra dan lebih mengenali satu sama lain.

Acara beriadah sambil meningkatkan silaturahim dengan bermain boling itu jarang dilakukan mana-mana keluarga besar di sini. Kebanyakannya mengadakan acara jamuan atau berkelah.

Sebanyak $3,500 dibelanjakan untuk acara tersebut.

Para anggota keluarga besar empat generasi Hajah Marfoah - daripada umur dua bulan hingga 73 tahun - sepakat memakai kemeja-T sama warna.

Hajah Marfoah, 91 tahun, ialah mantan guru besar Sekolah Melayu Kampong Glam di Arab Street. Beliau mempunyai 12 anak, 41 cucu dan 57 cicit.

Pengerusi kumpulan keluarga bergelar 'Family of 46' atau Keluarga 46 itu, Encik Murshid Nasir, 43 tahun, eksekutif operasi sebuah syarikat di Lapangan Terbang Changi, berkata:

'Kami bermula dengan mengadakan sambutan Hari Ibu pada 2006 dan melancong ke Pulau Redang, Terengganu, dan Kelantan tahun lalu.

'Kali ini unik sedikit... sama-sama bermain boling. Memang seronok apabila keluarga besar berkumpul sambil beridah. Hilang segala stres!'

Nama Keluarga 46 itu ialah sempena nombor rumah asal keluarga Hajah Marfoah di Jalan Kechot dekat Jalan Eunos. Acara itu diakhiri dengan doa selamat.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The car that runs on AIR!

Wow! We have cars that run on hydrogen, CNG, Biofuels, water, electricity, and oil. Now we have a car that runs on AIR? Can you imagine going to the fuel station and instead of stopping at the petrol pump, you stop at the air pump to fill up your car. Plus, it has zero pollution, well apart from the noise pollution that it emits, other wise, the only thing that comes out of the exhaust is cool air.

I think they won't replace the cars soon, but they might be appearing on public transports like buses and taxis. If air is free, then we shouldn't be given the 30 cents surcharge on our cab rides. What do you think?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

World's oldest blogger dies at age 108

Wow! 108 years of age. I don't even know if I even live that long. But to be able type and your memories still fresh is just amazing for someone her age. I think she will be in the Guinness Records for being the oldest blogger in the world.

I wonder if her blog will be archived somewhere since no one will be updating it now.

Excerpts from the CNN website:

"She had a wonderful memory, and an amazing zest for life," said her friend Eric Shackle....

Said Shackle: "The thousands of loving messages she received from fellow bloggers in such places as Iceland, India, Iran, North and South America and Australia helped keep her alive in her final year.

"Her only regret was that she couldn't reply to them."

Read about her in the news here.

Read her blog here.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Family 46 Bowling Meet 2008 cum Gathering

Wow, what a day I had, I haven't been blogging much because I been so tired lately preparing for the day. Had a lot of practice at night (literally bowled till after midnight) with me family and also took time helping out with the committee on organizing the event.

I did a simple logo for me family. And no, we don't have 46 people in our family. 46 was the name of the road of our old meeting which was our late Great-grandpa's home. I have a pretty big family so usually we meet up at Lorong 46, Jalan Kechot. Not just during Hari Raya but on every other occasions we would meet up. The house still stands but now with a owner. The reason why it is such a memorable place for us was because, a lot of us grew up together with the home. The area used to be so 'kampung', so when I was a kid, we all had a lot of play area. We would run around, play hide and seek, explore the 'kampung', Singapore was still growing then, there were still pockets of 'kampungs' here and there. I guess I was quite lucky to see a a bit of it before Singapore became a concrete jungle.

Anywayz, the event was really a blast. Basically no one left empty handed, there were prizes for the top scorers, best team score, second and third placings. But there were other categories of winning, like Perfect 100, Score 46 only, Most balls in the 'longkang', First Strike of the game, Most funniest bowler, Most supporting team, etc and many funny categories. Most didn't know about it until the prizing giving ceremony at the end.

The kids had their own categories too, yes, they played too! We took up 20 lanes out of 24, so imagine how many people were actually playing. It was really fun. During the game itself, we all tried to out do each other, and give support at the same time. There were a lot of screaming, shouting, sighing, and with the loud music, it seems like everyone was on adrenaline. Haha!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Yeah the rumours are running around about a movie from the famous comedy sitcom, FRIENDS. Seems like the rumours are true! They are going to bring the them back on to the Big Screen! Wohoo!!

I grew up watching friends since I was a teenager. It was my favourite show. I think it was showing on Monday nights. Which I look forward to it everweek, and FRIENDS always perks up my night.

I remember how my friends and I use to associate ourselves with the characters. There is Joey, the Italian laid-back actor with his cool pick-up lines. Chandler, the funny office worker who sometimes talks too fast and thinks really quickly with disastrous results. Ross, the pessimistic but intelligent whining guy who even with his PhD, seems to be making a lot of mistakes in his life. Phoebe, the 'able' guitarist with her much different outlook on life. Rachel, the pretty one who sometimes makes silly decisions in relationships. Monica, the perfectionist, who likes things clean and organized.

I just love the cast, it was really a sad day when FRIENDS came to a close. Ten years was a long time, and I am sure there were many of us who didn't want it to end. But we now will be able to see them together again. Can't wait to see them again next year!

Remember the cast:
Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer

Click here to read about it.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

6th of July is a special day

I opened up my wallet and looked at my driving license. It has been one year since my TP test. No more 'Triangle' plate for me. Haha! Now the two plastic reflectors are stuck in my room, a reminiscent memory of my 'driving learning' days.

Still in good condition, I think I'll keep it for my siblings when they take their driving license.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Change your body car easily

I was impressed with the design, I like how it doesn't use petrol (we need less polluting cars), I like how you can change from right-hand driving to left-hand driving, I like how spacious it looks, I like the tv cameras situated around the car and also the possibility that you can change this family saloon car into convertible sports car within 30 mins.

But what made me go "WOah!" was how easily the mechanics remove the car body. It looks like the way we change our phone cover, just unsnap, remove it and you put on a new car body. Not forgetting how much easier it is for mechanics to fix or do maintenance on the car with that kind of simplicity.

It's the future!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Learning Chinese in 5 mins with these simple words

Learn Chinese in 5 minutes...(You MUST read them out loud)

1) That's not right ....................... Sum Ting Wong
2) Are you harboring a fugitive?............. Hu Yu Hai Ding
3) See me ASAP................................ Kum Hia Nao
4) Stupid Man ........................... Dum Fuk
5) Small Horse ......................... Tai Ni Po Ni
6) Did you go to the beach? ............ Wai Yu So Tan
7) I bumped into a coffee table ........ Ai Bang Mai Fa Kin Ni
8) I think you need a face lift ........... Chin Tu Fat
9) It's very dark in here ................. Wao So Dim
10) I thought you were on a diet ........... Wai Yu Mun Ching
11) This is a tow away zone ................ No Pah King
12) Our meeting is scheduled for next week ... Wai Yu Kum Nao
13) Staying out of sight ................ Lei Ying Lo
14) He's cleaning his automobile .......... Wa Shing Ka
15) Your body odor is offensive ........... Yu Stin Ki Pu
16) Great .......................... Fa Kin Su Pah