Saturday, May 31, 2008

Rodney Carrington

Awesome..Humour is just the way to go.
It is just the way to go...a good laugh for city people with busy schedules, running around, having meetings, skipped time...
Stress-prone, at least there's one in my family.

**posted by batgurrl for humour, nice one.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

There are two days in every week about which we should not worry

Two days which should be kept free from fear and

One of these days is Yesterday with all its mistakes and
cares,its faults and blunders, its aches and pains.
Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control.
All the money in the world cannot bring back Yesterday.
We cannot undo a single act we performed;
we cannot erase a single word we said.
Yesterday is gone forever.

The other day we should not worry about is Tomorrow
with all its possible adversities, its burdens,
its large promise and its poor performance;
Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control.
Tomorrow's sun will rise,
either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds, but it will
Until it does, we have no stake in Tomorrow,
for it is yet to be born.

This leaves only one day, Today.
Any person can fight the battle of just one day.
It is when you and I add the burdens of those two awful
Yesterday and Tomorrow that we break down.
It is not the experience of Today that drives a person
it is the remorse or bitterness of something which happened
and the dread of what Tomorrow may bring.
Let us, therefore, live but one day at a time.

**Mail forwarded from Dragonboaters

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Nice Rugby vid & song

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Summer (夏天)

Who's going or recently went for a evening walk, leisurely along the beach?

Raise up your hands...(no response)Anyone??

That breeze blowing across your hair...right at that moment is just the hot spot for family picnic during the day, and couples during you know what timing. Well i guess not now perhaps, it's that period between the two main monsoon season in Singapore with the equal/higher amount of bird shits piling on your rooftop.Car Wash is good business.

Good Stuff are always in demand,

Temperature peaking a high of 3X°C and a low you & i never get to experience. I don't taste the raindrops anymore, never know if its some acid rain and you might be laughing, but it's going more on the extreme side years down.

Brought me some good old memories during school days where you are allowed to wear own clothes with some dress codes.I was the typical guy with that thick plastic spectacles, in t-shirt and Bermudas, walking around with that big portfolio. It's more practical.

My classmates ended up...

We all came in "smiling" dress code.
Talking about leading trends in fashion design.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


In the latest news i read, was more than 50,000 people dead, missing or buried recent earthquake that happens in China at 7.9 on the scale and the aids to the victims of the recent cyclone in Myanmar, which swallows tens of thousands away.

We being humans being so confident are we in so many ways,
Yet showing vulnerabilities in the most you can find,in natural disasters that seems to behave in an entire different approach over the past few years.

Conclusion: "Don't make life complicated" & "Don't live simple", at least that's how i feel.

God Bless the people,
if there is...To me,
it's in everyone and known as "heart" and comes with "Love", shown with "care"

Monday, May 12, 2008

Why should the wedding ring be worn on the fourth finger?

There is a beautiful and convincing explanation...

Thumb represents your Parents
Second (Index) finger represents your Siblings
Middle finger represents yourself
Fourth (Ring) finger represents your Life Partner
& the Last (Little) finger represents your Children

Firstly, open your palms (face to face), bend the middle fingers and
hold them together - back to back.

Secondly, open and hold the remaining three fingers and the thumb -
tip to tip (As shown in the figure below):

Now, try to separate your thumbs (representing the parents)... They
will open, because your parents are not destined to live with you
lifelong, and have to leave you sooner or later.

Please join your thumbs as before and separate your Index fingers
(representing siblings)... They will also open, because your
brothers and sisters will have their own families and will have to
lead their own separate lives.

Now join the Index fingers and separate your Little fingers
(representing your children)... They will open too, because the
children also will get married and settle down on their own some day.

Finally, join your little fingers, and try to separate your Ring
fingers (representing your spouse).

You will be surprised to see that you just CANNOT... Because Husband
& Wife have to remain together all their lives - through thick and

I haven't try that though, a mail received and i thought why not share it here.
More or less related to the stuff I've been doing these few days or so, busy doing up and snapping pictures of given pictures in clear resolution for a wedding video dedicated to Jeff & Kate on this coming 17th May. I just got some more photos this morning,phew...

This coming 17th will be both exciting as well as energy-draining for me, coming up as a video man and photographer,as well as doing the clips after that, and as a chauffeur to the relatives throughout the day. All these from as early as 6 in the morning till late night,way after the whole wedding dinner.

I'm kinda feeling at ease for the video/photography stuff, not that comfortable being a chauffeur though. I've encountered old-fashioned rich aunties ordering around as though i'm paid to do so in a "want to/feel like" rather than "required/need to" attitude, doing a favour during weddings and having to smile when you feel like punching on a sand bag. Customer Service,customers are not always right, but you cannot let them feel that they are entirely wrong.
And, i hate being ordered around without a valid reason.
Fingers crossed...
Just for you mate.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee

The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24
hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2
cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in
front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large
and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He
then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into
the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open
areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the
jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the
jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more
if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table
and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the
empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to
recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the
important things---God, your family, your children, your health, your
friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and
only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your
house and your car.

The sand is everything else---the small stuff. 'If you put the sand
into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or
the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and
energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that
are important to you.

'Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Play with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with
grandparents. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to
dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house
and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first---the things
that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee
represented. The professor smiled. 'I'm glad you asked.

It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may
seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Serious Business

First of all, wishing a very happy birthday to;

1)Charlie C---(yes, sorry a belated one),didn't really have the opportunity to work with and to get to know him better, he will do well holding the new appointment,this I'm certain.

2)Yiew Peiling---(I'm sure you'd had a good celebration with family and friends,not forgetting... you know what(BT), you know who(BT).

3)Seou Mei---hope you're working great as well as partying hard.Congrats as well on your graduation.

4)Desilu Anne Nair---The one with wisdom tooth extracted, probably still having difficulties enjoying a nice meal,let alone munching dark chocolate and spending with books.Happy 26Th.

Happy birthday chums.Rodney you too,though i wished already and drank with. =)
Duh...I'm wishing and whispering to the air-ternet.

There are some things you picked up and some you dropped along the way.Life is interesting don't you think, it's like knowledge.More like knowledge management which i used to work in and glad i did participated.
Well, you must be thinking that life is more or less about papers.
Fighting and pushing hard for papers.Papers are important.

For some break, with coffee, bread and snacks.I was watching some documentaries and just happen to find something to ponder about...

-Who says huge,gigantic houses can't move...the communication part is serious business,every single alignment and every single inch counts when it comes to up to 200 tonnes and everyone is working stuff, house movers.

-You got 2 pandas each of different sex,trying to get one to make history in certain region.Well,Panda mates only once a year...all the frozen sperms and eggs, and it comes to a point where there's no such thing as a "bad sperm",with ratings up to 5 depends on the movement or eagerness. It's truly amazing how science has brought along.But yeah, i just hope all the destruction to the habitats should stop immediately as well.

-nine men down, journalists were killed and how one went back in search for the rest many years later to bring them back,home.

-Some places in the other part of the world, bicycles are donated for volunteers to travel for lessons in poor areas. It take an average family 2 years to save up in order to purchase a bicycle. How many cars or how much did you brought it for?hmm, serious thoughts for "Needs" versus "Wants"

Everything has a comma or full-stop, at least for the programme before the next one comes.Then i think to myself,"what's next...".

it's time i get a job...

no, a career.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Peter cincotti-live at new morning

thanks for sharing mezzomoments

michael buble-sway

Saturday, May 3, 2008

A simple Saturday with heavy conclusion

Was quite hectic in a sense yesterday, waking up about 6:30 on a Saturday morning.

Purpose: send sis off to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

Reason: She's going golfing(to propel a small, hard ball with the use of various clubs into each hole with as few strokes as possible).

While heading back home to catch up on my napping, a strong vibration occurs while traveling on TPE, and from the way it starts to shift towards any direction probably gives any idiot which tyre is the culprit and what should your reaction be,where the worst happened and...the tyre burst.yeah burst.

So was at Loyang Flyover for quite sometime,while the workshop mechanics are still sleeping if not still, brushing teeth.Left my vehicle by the road shoulder of the expressway and go grab some puff and coffee before heading back home for some dials.

Received a call from the Expressway Monitoring Advisory System (EMAS) call centre , that for safety reason, the vehicle will be towed to the nearest car park, the guys are providing me some assurance and the information they provide and requested are worth a praise,nice one EMAS. Well, which i assumed it better that leaving it beside that stretch of road where vehicles travels up to 100km/hr which most goes much higher than that rushing for work, that is why you often see vehicles being stopped by the side with a traffic police in white, smiling at all the possible reasons the driver tries to explain in the shortest possible time.

I received a message asking me that very evening if i need to change the tyre since it's burst, and it costs about S$100 plus, and i mentioned that in that very discussion right on my first and upcoming conversation with different reps. It's not a very big company, but heck, it's indeed gaining profit based on my couple visits, the concept is good. Seriously good.

The showroom/waiting area looks like some bank, well-furnished with parts for those with extras to spend. At times, it's how they manage the matters that matters, the importance of information work flow and how they are getting updates within the loop.They do have great customer service which is compulsory when it comes to a business, but a good system is damn well important too.
It's that simple, if they've a system running. Maybe i can become a system consultant due to my previous work experiences...

Employ me you fool. Take my money, I'll take yours and improve your system and make the world go round.