Friday, October 31, 2008

MotoGP coming to Singapore

We had the Formula 1 and before that we had those speed boat races at the Singapore river in front of the Esplanade.

I think Singapore just like things fast, and now we are going to have MotoGP. Frankly, I prefer looking at bike racing rather than 4 wheel racing. I find it more exciting bikes fighting for top place and cutting out each other on each corner. Not forgetting the wheelies they do when they cross the finish line.

It is a nice feeling to go at high speeds with the power of the engine between your legs.

News excerpt from Yahoo! news:
"SINGAPORE : Now that Singapore has established itself as a premier venue for Formula 1, get ready for the biggest and fastest thing on two wheels. MotoGP, the motorbike equivalent of F1, is set to make its debut here as early as 2011 when Singapore’s first permanent race track is completed. Speaking from his Madrid office in Spain, MotoGP boss Carmelo Ezpeleta told TODAY that his company Dorna Sports, which holds the commercial rights to MotoGP, has signed an agreement with a Singaporean company to stage a round of the 18—leg world championships here, when the planned track is completed..."

Click here to read more.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Football fight in Singapore

Some striker took a cheap shot at a defender and the goalkeeper comes to the "rescue". Well actually he just wanted to beat up the assailant.

I guess that's normal when tensions are high in a football match. Everyone just wants to win but when the other wins unfairly or an unfair decision was made, players have the tendency to play it rough.

Frankly, the referee should have intruded and be firm towards the players rather than walking back deeper into the field. Give a red card ref!

Monday, October 20, 2008

I love the Wonder Girls

Pretty girls, cool choreography, great song, you wonder what else these girls have to offer. Apparently there are a hit sensation over in Korea. The news are so busy talking about the North Koreans, yet not much is reported about what is happening in South Korea. If it wasn't for my friend who told me about this group, I wouldn't have heard of them.

Their song is so catchy and so are their moves, esp the part when they clap and point. The girls won K-Chart No.1 for this cute song.

The girls are made up of
Sunye, Ye-eun, Sunmi, Sohee and Yoobin. Personally I prefer them than the Pussycat Dolls.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The new Macbooks from Apple

MacBooks just got slimmer, lighter, more roobost. I like the look and how Apple has got into detail on making these notebooks. With the glass trackpad and the LEDs, which means it is energy efficient and has a slicker look.

Apart from it's looks, they are more robust now, with a great graphics card to play your favourite games.

And apparently it has become more environmentally friendly. Using smaller packages for their MacBooks and removing unwanted toxics from the MacBooks, Apple is leading their products into a "safe" product for the Earth.

Do you like the new MacBooks? Do you feel like getting one?

Click here to go to Apple website.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Body of dead man found in Bedok Reservoir

Excerpt from Channelnewsasia:

"SINGAPORE : The body of a dead man was found floating near a jetty at Bedok Reservoir Road on Wednesday evening.

Singapore Civil Defence Force pulled his body out of the reservoir after receiving a call from a member of the public at about 8:20pm."

Click here to read more.

Another death in a reservoir, maybe it is about time we put a barrier around the reservoir?

Teacher destroys phone of student using it during class

Teacher Destroys Students Phone - Free videos are just a click away

Oh how I wish I could do that.

Handphone is an amazing invention, but I think it has become an irritant. How many people's lives are lost because of errant drivers who use their handphones while driving, or how irritating it becomes when someone talks loudly on the public transport full of passengers, or when you are watching a movie that you paid with your hard earned money, only to be marred by some idiot who forgot to turn the phone off/silent.

Or how abt this? Listening to some idiot on the next toilet cubicle talking on the phone while he is doing his business. You can really learn a lot from his conversation but come on! You are doing a "personal" business, why would you want a twosome in there?

If I ever hear any hint of my friend being in a toilet talking to me on the phone, I'll just ask him to call me back once he is done. I don't think I wanna hear you let out your pressure sounds. Sorry, but I am NOT the scat type. It is just disgusting.

If you want talk to me when you are doing your business, call me when you are screwing someone. At least I get free porn.

I do not think these people are oblivious, they are just ignorant. It is just basic courtesy to switch off your phones during class, in a movie, in a concert, etc. Even if you forgot, quickly turn it to silent or better yet, switch if OFF!

I understand some calls are urgent, but not all calls rite? If you must answer the call, excuse yourself and leave the room. No one needs to hear you chatter away when they are there to concentrate in class.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A girl sat on my lap in the MRT

Ok, I should add the word, "accidentally" in my title but I just couldn't resist omitting that. Anyway, the story goes like this:

I sat on the middle seat, reading my notes. I was concentrating on it because I need to memorize some of the points in the paper. Anyhow, I recall the train moving, or should I say, accelerating then I felt a nice soft bump on my left lap. There was a short wobble and that's when I realise a girl just sat on my lap.

Needless to say, she was a bit embarrassed and I think some of the passengers saw the whole thing. She did apologise and I just replied "It's all right.." with a smile. To her rescue was her female friend who was in the train with her who quickly chatted up with her. I guess to make it look like it wasn't a big deal.

So how did she got to sat on my lap momentarily? She was trying to sit next to me, but the acceleration of the train made her lose her balance as she was about to place her butt on the seat.

So instead of butt-to-seat, it was butt-to-lap. A very soft landing it was.

In case you were wondering, she did sit next to me through out the whole journey. She was quite sweet looking too.

Yes, yes,.... I actually enjoyed that moment. Evil me....

Friday, October 3, 2008

Submitting your MC does not make you weak

If you are sick, see a doctor. If you got an MC, just submit it. Whether it was because you had sprains, headaches, breathing difficulty or even a toothache, just submit your MC.

Click here to read more about NSman who died recently.

Sad to hear another of our Singaporean sons died serving his NS. No one really knows why he didn't submit his MC, probably he felt he was ok, or he didn't want to be perceived as weak. It happens in the NS. When I had bowel problems during my days in BMT and was given MC, one of the Sargents there was being bloody sarcastic. "Oh, small stomach problem also got light duty eh? Then might as well don't serve la, stay home with your mummy", Needless to say I was pissed at him, if I had a gun I would have shot him..... well not literally, the idea just went pass through my head at tat moment.

Yes, NS life can really mess with your head sometimes. And some ppl can't take, and depending on the individual, they all have different ways of handling it. Some laugh it off, some become vengeful, some become suicidal,.... Let's face it, it is a whole new world in NS. And if you are like me, who has lived on that tiny island which seems to be a degree hotter than Singapore, you know what I am talking about.

The heat, the screaming, the endless push ups, the 'wayangs', ok well, it is all not that bad. The food was good, the bunk mates were great, the view was fantastic, the air was fresh.... except for that occasional stench when the tide goes down.

For those of you guys out there preparing to go for NS. My advice is to precondition yourself. Not just in body but also in mind. Involve yourself in outdoor activities that require you to be away from home for a period of time. You'll learn to be more independent and prepared.

And if you are sick or unwell. Just see a doctor and if it requires you to rest, you better rest! You may feel fine, but disregarding a doctor's advice is just playing a gamble with your life.