944 days to go…

July 31, 2006

wow… time really flies… it’s been some 56 days? gosh… really scary huh… anyway, nothing much to say, almost midnight, extremely tired and a long day ahead tomorrow 😦

mood: sleepy.gif Sleepy


947 days to go…

July 28, 2006

went out for dinner with a friend. Food was ok. Guess we were tired from fighting fires at work for an entire week but the conversation was good :). Irritating thing was that we were still sitting there, chatting and the waitress cleared our plate and cleared her drink! Was expecting her to offer to top up, but no. she just removed the glass. pengz!!!

Shared a cab back. When the cab driver realised we were dropping at 2 separate locations (about 4 MRT stops away), he started griping about how this trip would not be worth his time financially. Started complaining about our our fare would not cover his 25 bucks per hour cab rental. Felt like shooting back at him that if he didn’t pick up any fare, he would not even have one cent for this hour!

Then, on the expressway, an accident caused a massive jam. Another bout of complaints from him. pengz!!!! So my friend and I continued our chit chat. Ignored him totally, but we were looking at each other with a “huh??” expression…

oh well, guess the GEMS movement and the current one about serving with a smile (IMF coming!!!) is not working, or maybe, just maybe, it’s working only for the ang mohs?

Mood: bitter.gif Irritated!


949 days to go…

July 26, 2006

“The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides
human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.”

~ Norman Cousins

 

Seem to be losing hope and direction. Why why why? I really don’t know why this is happening, or maybe, I know but I just don’t wanna acknowledge it. Half way thru’ the term, and it seems that I’m losing my way. Does every cloud really have a silver lining? Is there really a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

 

Just a random thought. Should it be “Every cloud has a silver lining” or “Every silver lining has a cloud”? Is the pot of gold at the beginning or the end of the rainbow?


950 days to go…

July 25, 2006

50 days gone.

What have I done so far?

What more can I do?


953 days to go…

July 22, 2006

some lessons learnt today:

1) What looks far in a car or on a map IS far. What seems near in a car or on a map is NOT near.

2) XXX Road East will lead to XXX Road. And it’s a long distance on foot.

3) Just because 2 roads LOOK parallel does NOT mean they ARE.

4) My neighbourhood is actually quite interesting!

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Went ubin to jalan jalan today. Interesting. Been there many times, and I thought I know the place fairly well. But, still find new things to see and learn. Good good. Must learn more or brain will atrophy. kekeke… look for photos of what I remember now 🙂


955 days to go…

July 20, 2006

“Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Coordinating Agency said at least 528 lives had been claimed in the disaster, with 275 left missing. More than 50,500 have been displaced, it said.” ~ CNA

 
 

“As the conflict between Israel and Lebanon continues to grab lots of headlines, the story of the recent tsunami to hit Java, Indonesia, seems to have gotten a bit lost in the news cycle.

While there are clearly other international crises worthy of the media attention that is tying up the press’s resources, the recent tragedy in Indonesia reveals a story worthy of more than just a mention.” Public Eye

Seems that many are not really “concerned” about the tsunami. Had friends and colleagues who responded with “Tsunami again??” as late as Tuesday evening, close to 24 hours after the disaster. Why even talk about creating a more civic conscious or more gracious society, when we just don’t seem to care about such a major disaster to our neighbour?

Seems that not only Singaporeans are getting more unconcerned, it seems that the world press isn’t exactly too keen to verify their info about this? Reported on Reuters (and probably some other news sites. Didn’t take note) yesterday was the death toll of at least 550. Today, CNA and some other reputable news channels reported the death toll to be at least 528. Discounting the explanation that these sites are more conservative, are we to conclude that some people jumped up and walked off after being counted into the death toll?

Just my 1 cent worth

16.jpg (taken from CNA)

05.jpg (taken from CNA)


956 days to go…

July 19, 2006

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity;

and I’m not sure about the the universe.”

~ Albert Einstein

 

Didn’t believe it. Now a believer. Just don’t ask why.

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Death toll as of 20:40 SG time today: 550 (Reuters)