Friday, December 28, 2007
And that's why here i am, awake at this timing, checking my results.
Hmmmm, i would say my results are slightly better than last semester and i am happy with it.
This is my second last examination results and while i am going to look forward to the final one, i will be missing those that i had cleared.
The cold exam halls, the weird invigilators, the stressful question papers, my trustworthy windbreaker, my lifesaving water bottle, the oh-yeah-exam-is-over feeling...
And so on...
Society Uni, please don't rush me while i enjoy this remaining semester. Thanks!
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
It was good loh - funny and heartwarming....
Here are some of the songs featured in the movie, Enjoy ~ ~
Bad Day-Alvin & The Chipmunks
The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)-Alvin & Chipmunk
Only You (And You Alone)-Alvin & The Chipmunks
Mess Around-Alvin & The Chipmunks
Ain't No Party-Alvin & the Chipmunks/Chris Classic/Rebecca J
Get Munk'd-Alvin & The Chipminks/Al D
How We Roll-Alvin & The Chipmunks
Sunday, December 23, 2007
It has been some times since the Donut Factory @ Raffles City Shopping Mall started a stir in Singapore. People had queued for hours before they can get their hands on the yummy doughnuts. My sis was one of those who went and queued and brought back the doughnuts for me to try. Indeed, it was really really nice.
Krispy Kreme doughnuts from HK.
Then, with the emergence of more doughnuts stores in Singapore, there is no way you can walk around not seeing the little yummy ones. My sis's friend gave her a box of Krispy Kreme from HK and boy it was good. But i personally find it too sweet to my liking.
Here's an interesting "How Krispy Kremes Work"
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
It was my third marathon. Well, training was progressing smoothly initially until i was down with flu. Then, when i recovered, Hanxiang injured his leg and decided not to run. With my marathon-training buddy down, i got lazy and train less and less.
I even got negative and thought of not running this year. But considering that i had paid $45, i might as well go for it. (yes i know... kind of cheapo right...)
Then i arranged with Zhengwei to run together so that we can pace one another. This further discouraged me from not running. And so, i slept early on Saturday night and woke up at 3.30am on Sunday morning.
By 4am, i was on my way to the Padang. I got into a taxi and the uncle surprised me by asking me, “where is the Padang?”
We were on our way after i described the surrounding landmarks. After which, I got a greater shock. The taxi uncle kept rubbing his eyes and there was time when he actually drove in the middle of 2 lanes. It was scary.
Luckily the trip took only 10 minutes; I do hope nothing bad happen to the taxi uncle.
Then i met up with Zw and we were all ready to warm up for the run!
My number tag... Bought 4D but never win...
This year, the organizer set up different start-lines for runners with different expected finished time. So, there were the sub 6hrs, sub 5hrs and so on... This allowed those who aim and can finish fast to be in the front. In a way, it is helpful to some as human congestion always occurred at the start-line.
At 5.30am sharp, we were flagged off and there was no turning back. To and fro Marina Bay was good, with the cool weather and good pacing. As i approached ECP, fatigue begins to hit in and i slowed down. So, i signaled Zw to go ahead without me. I reduced my speed and there were times when i really feel like walking. But i reminded myself that, the run has just started and there is still a long distance to go; i can’t afford to start walking so early. With that thought in mind, i hung on and run and run and run.
ECP is always the killer. It is a long stretch and it never fails to bore runners. Hence, the power gel, which was distributed along ECP, was something to look forward to. It gives the body energy almost instantaneously. However, i still prefer the good, old banana. Haha... It taste and smell better.
There many supporters along the run, and gosh, they are really great. Without these runspirators - this is how the organizer called those who went down to support the runners - the run will definitely be harder to complete. They cheered, they clapped and some gave out banana. They were the ones who pushed each and every runners.
And there were the bands and cheerleaders. They were young and dynamic and their music and cheers motivated me to progress forward. They are good lah...
I was so looking forward to get out of ECP. This is because i will be on my way back to the Padang. This is also the stretch that is a killer. I was tired and have started to walk. Then i jog a bit, then i walk, then i jog, then i walk... This process was repeated many times.
And i actually drank more water from the drinks stations. Last time, i was taught to grab a cup, pinch it and take a sip. I guess i was really tired and that’s why i drank not just one but two cups. And together with the intake of some banana, I got very full in the end; which is good and bad at the same time. Good that i got myself hydrated, bad that i got too full to run properly.
I think this year is my best run out of my three marathons. I got tired at a later time and i get to appreciate the city’s landscape more. Of which, I like the Spore Flyer the most and i just can’t wait for it to start operation next year.
Overall, i enjoyed the run, although i took slightly longer than last year. I felt great and satisfied after the whole run. We are after all, the 1% of the population who woke up early to run. And by finishing it, i can call it an achievement.
If somebody asked me whether i am going to spend $45 again next year to suffer again? My answer would be, “Of course!!”
Monday, November 26, 2007
But Tianhong requested me to put up a piano piece composed by Reuben Kee, one of the victims. And that is what you can hear in the background.
For those who stayed in the well and have no idea what i am talking about, here is the link.
5 young lives, gone just like that.
Sad, sad, sad, sad...
However, this shall be a reminder to all -
appreciate and value your family members and friends as we never know what will happen in the future...
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Tsk tsk... how? how? how??????
Anyway, some people commented that bus service number 179 is never enough to ferry ntu students in and out of campus. Take a look at this...
Who says 179 no enough?
haha... there must have been EIGHT 179 buses coming together wor ~ so "efficient"...
Productivity = Efficiency + Effectiveness = doing the right things and doing things right.
Monday, October 29, 2007
1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.
2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.
3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumours.
4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.
5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.
6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow,gastro-intestinaltract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.
7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumour size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumour destruction.
9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.
10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.
11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Marathon training was affected as i was too weak to run. And i had reminders from my mom that vigorous training would only worsen the problem, the virus might even get into the heart. This was further supported by the doctor from NTU Medical Centre. So i took the advice and allowed myself to be lazy; it isn't that bad really ~
Well, there are things to be done and hopefully i can finish them fast:
1. Integrated Environmental Management Project
2. Integrated Design Project
3. Final Year Project
4. 2nd last time Mugging for exam
5. Work and Travel USA.
Speedwing didn't allocate me a slot for the interview for WAT. I know it was based on first come first served and we only paid our $50 on the last day at the last hour but i think they can do better when it comes to informing the customers (that will be us.) Sending emails at 2230hr on Wednesday and "Demanding" us to reply by 1500hr on Thursday isn't exactly a good method, there wasn't enough time for us to react.
Actually, now i have second thoughts about this thing. Maybe i should just save all this trouble and go off to Vietnam or something.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
With past participants sharing their experiences with us, it really increased my interest in this program. After all, this will be my last and only chance to join this program - it is only open to full time students.
Participants can choose to work in SeaWorld Orlando & Discovery Cove to Yellowstone National Park for a period of 1.5 - 4 months. It will definitely be a great experience. It is such a shame that i didn't go during year 2, otherwise i wouldn't be bothered by it now.
This is because it clash with FYP presentation and Convocation. Unless the dates are favorable to us, otherwise we might really have to miss Convocation.
Go WAT and miss Convo or Go Convo and miss WAT ?
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Last Thursday, 4th October 2007, Singapore's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, visited NTU for a ministerial forum. It was held in Nanyang Auditorium which could accommodate 1800 people. Not only Singaporeans were interested to hear what MM Lee has to say, people from China, India, Vietnam, etc. were eager too.
I had dinner with Siew Ghim and Wilson before we headed off to deposit our bags at LT2. After which, we walked over to Nanyang Audit and was "surprised" at the long queue extending towards the direction of Canteen A. It was indeed a long queue, kind of like what you will see at Boon Lay bus interchange in the morning where students queued up for bus service 179.
We got into the queue and Huimin joined us soon after. It was a long wait; i guess we were in the queue for about an hour plus before we actually got into Nanyang Audit. The emcee who hosted the event is really a joker; she behaved very elegantly, cat-walked and smiled a lot... but it felt weird, very very weird. Are we not used to people behaving elegantly or did she overdo it? I think is a bit of both.
MM Lee arrived shortly after everyone got seated and gosh he really looked old; well he had just celebrated his 84th birthday not long ago. He gave a long keynote which was a summary of his memoirs which i had read. But it sure feels different with him saying out in person. It makes the events come alive.
The Q&A session was next. There were people who were anxious to ask questions but those who managed to snatch the mike were either china chinese, india indian or Vietnamese. This eventually led to MM Lee calling out to Singaporeans to ask questions. It sure reflect the current situation when CC and II are almost every where in Singapore. Competition here and there and increasing CC and II sure made some locals do feel like 2nd class citizens.
Yes, globalisation is at fault here but isn't there a better way for this to happen? I don't have an answer for this but it is really unavoidable especially with our greying population.
Let's not wait for our multi-million paid ministers to come up with solutions, we should reflect and think hard - what kind of Singapore do we hope to create?
Friday, September 21, 2007
解密 1 - 7
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I am doing my FYP which got to do with the bus services from BLBI to NTU Campus, they are 179 and 199.
I got to find out the demand for 179 while my project mate will deal with 199. Since the queue for 179 stretches all the way to the MRT station almost everyday, what is actually the problem?
Why is that this has been happening each and everyday from, gosh, i don't know when?
Why is it not solved?
That's for me to find out.
Well, got the news that there will be a special 179A starting from 1st October. This service will run on the normal 179 route but will skip the bus stops at Jurong West st 64 and Pioneer Road North.
They will only operates on week days (except for Public Holidays) during the following peak period:
Morning : 0745 hrs – 0930 hrs
Afternoon : 1600 hrs – 1930 hrsSo is it going to improve the current situation?
I don't know but i will continue to observe the situation.
Hey, if anybody wants to help me collect data for this project, please feel free to tell me wor.
I can't pay you $ but i can treat you to yummy breakfast and if you want, free hugs...
Friday, September 14, 2007
I am truly sorry.
I have settled into Hall 15. Single room is indeed shiok; but it cost more at the same time. So i guess there is this pro-cons thingy.
Last week, i took up balloon twisting. It was a course offered by Safra Tampines, they got a professional balloon twister - Richard Lim - to teach. The moment i stepped into the classroom i was amazed to see many kids in it. But there were 3 other adults who looked pretty comfortable with themselves; can see the excitement in their eyes.
I sat down and scanned through the materials on the table - balloons, balloons and more balloons, an air pump and a big plastic bag. And there was this man in a funny vest. I then guessed he might be the instructor and true enough he really was.
Lesson started on time and i had fun twisting, pinching the balloons. The balloons provided weren't enough and i had to buy more from the instructor. I learnt how to create dog, sword, hat, heart, flower... Once again, the theory of "practice makes perfect..." make me want to practice more to perfect the skill.
So, i have been going around, creating and giving balloons to those who i saw. Since i am making balloons, it would be a waste to make and throw. So might as well make and give so that the happiness can be spread to the others.
FYP not going smoothly. A bit lost now, direction isn't very clear. Haiz...
One thing for sure, I need more people to help up with my data collection.
Can you help?
If you can, please help!!
Monday, September 10, 2007
Woo hoo ~ ~ ~
S M R T Ch a l l en g e 2007 will be on 16th Sept, this coming Sunday. Last year, i was in a team with Iain, Roy and Kenneth. I think we had a great timing but unfortunately, there were a few teams that were better and faster than us. I forgot our ranking but i think should be within top ten or something.
This year, as i countdown the number of days left to Sunday, i am in a team with Peiyu, Jacq and Zhongming. We entered ourselves in the School category and hopefully, we will do our best and grab the first prize. Wa ha ha ~ ~ ~
Friday, August 24, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
If you still have no idea what in the hell this is, you must have been out in space or something.
An annual "mega" event uniquely designed to promote and foster the culture
of innovation and entrepreneurship. The objectives of E&I Week:
promote entrepreneurialism and inspire NTU community to act on their
entrepreneurial and innovative talents, ideas and energy towards producing
tomorrow's leading companies.
To showcase NTU Entrepreneurship
Ecosystem and provide an experiential learning platform on the process of
evaluating and creating new business ventures.
That probably sum up the whole event; to awake the entrepreneur in you and me. The official website is http://www.ntu.edu.sg/eni
But let me talk about one of the most look forward segment of this event, the High-Tea Networking Session.
It is on Wednesday, 22nd August 2007, from 2pm to 5pm.
Participants will get to mingle with local entrepreneurs and learn more about starting a business.
For the girls, the guest of honour is Mr Teo Ser Luck, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports. SCREAM ~ ~ ~
For the guys, we have Ms. Jacelyn Tay. SCREAM ~ ~ ~
And we have many other entrepreneurs from different industries, from Ya Kun to Muvee to, err, World Toilet Organization .
One thing for sure, it will be an exciting experience for participants.
Last but not least, there is free food. Haha...
What more can you ask for, so SIGN UP now!!
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Do you know 4 minutes of an unconscious person's time is very precious?
As the clock ticks, his chances of surviving is decreased by 10% every minute.
What can you do?
What can i do?
Well, i can do CPR, can you?
This is pretty old news i know; i retook my CPR last month and for this month, i took up Standard First Aid. It was interesting to learn the RIGHT way of bandaging and procedures to follow where accidents happen.
Although Singapore is safe and peaceful, we shouldn't take things for guaranteed.
We never know when accidents might happen so it is good to be prepared!!
Instructor Jeffery explaining the lesson.
Jeffery demonstrating the correct method to tie up a bandage.
Me all bandaged up.
Jacob "injured" in the head.
CPR revision ~ ~ ~ Hi Anne !!
Jeffery demonstrating "choking"
PS: Mr Goh Tong Wee was in the same First Aid class as me. He was my JC PE teacher, and he is still with SR. Gosh, i heard lots of teachers have left and yet he is still with SR. Amazing... And from him, i realised Annabelle has graduated from NIE and will be joining SRJC as a teacher very very soon. All the way girl !
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Heard that Kelly Poon was suppose to sing this song. But somehow Kit Chan got to sing it in the end.
Very interesting song, Jimmy Ye penned this song questioning Sporeans whether they will bring Spore to greater heights.
"The global backdrop is favourable. The winds and tides are with us. Our spirit is high, and our ship is ready," Singapore PM added in his National Speech.
Thursday, August 02, 2007
It really saddens me to see harsh remarks on my tag board. Don’t bother looking at it now as I have already cleared all the messages. Maybe I should just remove it totally.
To that anonymous person, I would like to apologize to you if I had offended you in any way in the past. I have learnt from my mistakes and have moved on. You should do the same.
By posting harsh remarks anonymously, you are being a coward.
How credible can you get?
Time has flown passed and I’m really curious why are you still struck in the past?
Be a Man (or Woman), post the remarks with your REAL name and settle whatever things once and for all.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
This was my 3rd BBQ within one week. More or less, i got sick of the food; especially since they were all ordered from the same company, BBQWholesale.
It started to rain in the morning and i was like, “Will we be able to have our BBQ as per normal?”
Then i received sms that some will be going to Costa Sand at 4pm rather than the 1.30pm agreed earlier on. Jing-Lin couldn’t come early as well, so i asked Jeck-Sie to get the drinks as well. I forgot why but in the end, i went with them to the shop to get the stuffs together.
Peiyu was already on her way when she got my sms. So i dropped off just outside Sentosa to meet her at Vivocity. It is always great to bring people into Sentosa via the Sentosa Express as i think it is an impressive mode of transporting people into the island.
We then met up with Jeck-Sie at Costa Sand, got the stuffs into the little Kampung Hut and we settled down to play cards!!! Bridge, Dai Dee and Ugly ugly. I really missed those days when we can play card games now and then. Haiz...
Other than the BBQ, there was a secret mission, Bravo Charlie. Peiyu, Elsie and Brenda are having their birthdays in August. So we decided to surprise them with cakes, cards and mini gifts. It was exciting wor ~ ~ ~
As 5pm approached, the rest came one by one. Yvonne came, then Jacob and Junjie, followed by Yonglim, Sean and Jianda, then Jing-Lin and last but not least, Bren-Liang. It was great to see all those “old” friends, is like the good old days are back again.
The gathering turned up to be a successful one and everybody had fun. I wonder if there will be any such gathering in the future. It is tedious wor to organize and plan, let’s hope somebody else will do the job the next time.
Monday, July 30, 2007
The reason why i have anything to do with ASES is because of Huimin. She has just become part of the ASES family and was involved with this particular summer camp.
It was a 3 days 2 nights camp, at NCRSS country club, which aim to promote entrepreneurship among students. Company visits were included as part of the itinerary. We visited Genometric Pte Ltd, Settlers’ Cafe and Stikfas.
Back to Day 1. I was suppose to meet the rest for lunch at 12pm but i was tired so i requested to meet at 1.30pm @ Tanah Merah MRT instead. The pick up point for the shuttle bus was near to the bus stop where i can alight from. So i was quite confident to reach there in time.
And indeed, i was on time; right on the dot, 1.30pm. Just as i alighted from bus 12, i saw the shuttle bus ahead of me. I made a mad rush and managed to catch up. Huimin alighted as the shuttle bus has a schedule to follow. It turned that another friend of Huimin is late. (Note : I was on time, Haha...)
Her friend, Shao Hao appeared in about 5minutes time and the next shuttle bus will only come at 2.30pm. So, we have no choice but to take the cab. It costs us $6, and it turns out that NRCSS is not that far away just that it will take a very long time for people to walk in. Maybe 1hour.
We reached the lobby and was introduced to 3 other people, Chee Long, Penny and Yuan Man. They had checked in and we were ready to go to our chalet. Yeah!!
Our unit was 33 and it is really big. A 2 storey house with 2 bedrooms, 1 kitchen, 2 toilets, 1 dinning area, 1 common area and 1 BBQ pit. Mahjong set is provided for free!! Now that’s the important issue here. Haha... Mahjong.
Just after we settled in, we played some ice-breakers game and Cashflow 101. It turns out to be rather interesting, getting out of the rat race and stuffs. I would say it is the closer-to-real-life-kind-of-Monopoly board game. The funny thing is, none of us know how to play. So we followed the instruction manual step by step, calling people here and there to find out more about the game.
It took us 3 hours to finish the game and it was an impressive game as we started without knowing anything to knowing something at the end. Haha... Due to time constraint, we decided that the first person to get out of the rat race wins the game. And the winner is none other than, ME!
Dinner was next. Hong Ting bought the dinner for us and conducted personality test for all of us. I was an ENTJ, same as people like Steve Jobs. Woo hoo ~ ~ after which, it was MJ time!! And i lost. Damn!
Next morning, we rushed off to the first company, Genometric. It was interesting to realize that a Singapore company is working on the software industry and their products look impressive.
We headed for Settlers’ Cafe, the one at North Canal Road. The boss, Colin, was a good speaker and he has detailed slides for the presentation. Thru him, we learnt more about the beginning of Settlers, the competitors, their future plans. Right now, there are 3 main players, Settlers, Mind’s Cafe and PitStop Cafe. It will be interesting to see how these cafes outdo one another. Would there be new cafes coming up? Is the pie getting bigger?
Last but not least, we went to Stikfas. To those who don’t know about them, Stikfas is a stick-man kind of toy. They can be assembled and rearrange according to the users’ preference. The man behind the company is Mr. Ban, a designer himself. With US as the biggest toy market, Stikfas has successfully gained a foothold in it and not forgetting Japan and Europe, it is sure expanding.
We were showed a few home made videos which were made by fans. Very impressive i would say. The videos were well made and they are of a certain standard. Judging from these videos, we can see how much the fans liked Stikfas.
Dinner was BBQ, and it was my 2nd one for the week. Gosh...
Actually, i was rather tired throughout the camp. So, i guessed i wasn’t as spontaneous as before. I tried very hard to stay awake during the company visits. Not that the visits were boring but i was just too tired...
Overall, i enjoyed myself, made new friends, learnt new things. And i am just glad to be back in the eco-system.
The entrepreneurship eco-system.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
It is never easy to organize a gathering. Especially when everybody is busy with his or her own things and the time just doesn’t match.
The weather has been kind to us; it didn’t rain until we were BBQ-ing halfway through. And, it was more of a drizzle than rain, so what more can we ask for.
Food was great but there was too much. Why leh?
Because, there are people who flew our airplane. Tsk tsk, I wonder how credible they can be??
But still, we had fun. Especially towards the end when we really need help to help clear the food, we played the ever-so-much-fun game: Zhong Ji Mi Mah, Ultimate Number. The remaining food was at stake. Being a vegetarian, Huimin set the number.
And how lucky can a person get;
The rest left, with me, Huimin, Tianhong and Albert staying behind. Albert was spontaneous enough to accompany us even though he has to “report” to work the next day. In the small Kampung Hut, we played Dai Dee and drank vodka. After several rounds, Tianhong and Huimin got high so we decided to go for a walk.
We walked along Siloso beach, which is rather scary at night. Even though there was music from
And all of a sudden...
He did a great job imitating our
Huimin remained strong although she looked reddish in the face.
We even sneaked into the Song of the Sea to take a peek. Of course, there wasn’t any more show at . It was a replacement for the Musical Fountain and now we have to pay to watch it. Gosh...
Luckily for Albert, his usual Taxi uncle was willing to fetch him from Sentosa back to Woodlands. But, I think it will burn a hole in his wallet. Thanks for staying back dude.
We got back to the Kampung Hut where we could only managed one last game of Dai Dee. After which, it was lights off. Albert left at around , i think.
I woke up at .
Not wanting to disturb the rest, i headed down to the beach and was glad to have the whole beach to myself. Wa Ha Ha Ha...
Yes yes yes i agreed... it is troublesome to organize something like this. It would be easier if we just go to Marina South or maybe even
Once again, to all who came, THANKS!!!
Monday, July 23, 2007
Bought somethings for the rest.
And here's a cake from the boss.
Last but not least, a farewell card wor ~ ~ ~
It was definitely a fulfilling experience working in Duffill Watts, new things were learnt and new friends were made.
Friday, July 20, 2007
From: Shang Angela
Sent: Tue 7/10/2007 1:59 PM
To: #GOH ZHIXIANG#
RE: looking for room in ntu
Much as I understand there are students like you who stay far away or don’t even have a home in Singapore (that is, international students), I don’t have the resources to help. What SAO would really help is to re-offer places as soon as they are not taken up. I assure you we would do so because we cannot afford to leave places idle since halls are self-financing centres.
Then i returned her mail,
From: #GOH ZHIXIANG#
Sent: Tuesday, 10 July, 2007 2:13 PM
To: Shang Angela
Subject: RE: looking for room in ntu
Dear Ms Shang,
Yes, i have heard - foreign postgrads told to move out of NTU hostels - http://newpaper.asia1.com.sg/news/story/0,4136,134772,00.html
It sure dishearten me to see NTU appearing in the news for the wrong reasons.
And of course, i have been told before that "what SAO would really help is to re-offer places as soon as they are not taken up".
Since you are giving me the same reason, what more can i say but to wait and wait and wait.
She shot back,
Just to clarify, the news that you referred to is regarding the Graduate Hall and not the undergraduates’ Halls of Residence. Nevertheless, the Graduate Hall is also facing a tight demand and supply situation. NTU will be building another Graduate Hall.
And that's about it. Still no room, still waiting.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Gosh this is just too exciting, waiting for 20-07-2007, 1700hr to arrive.
i don't have to squeeze with others in the bus in the AM.
i don't have to squeeze with others in the MRT train in the AM.
i can sleep till noon.
i can swim in the day.
i don't have to wear formal.
i don't have to act busy.
i don't have to face the computer screen for 8.5hrs.
i don't have to squeeze with others in the MRT train in the PM.
i don't have to squeeze with others in the bus in the PM.
*Tick *tock *tick *tock
Wednesday, 18 July 2007
The Military achievements during the recent weeks including the capture of Thoppigala was lauded in parliament by JVP parliamentary Group leader Wimal Weerawansa yesterday (17).
Making a special statement in parliament, the JVP parliamentarian said that the de-linking of the north-east merged under the Indo-Lanka Peace Accord in 1987 on a temporary basis was possible due to the JVP’s intervention which was completed by the heroic forces by capturing the entire east.
The MP said that the east was finally and completely liberated on July 11 for which the armed forces by capturing the entire east.The MP said that the east was finally and completely liberated on July 11 for which the armed forces made huge sacrifices."
It means that there one no LTTE camps anywhere in the eastern province. The troops have proved that they have what it takes," he said.Weerawansa critiqued these who have acted like prophets of doom calling the was un-winnable. "
This belief was market by the government, the opposition, NGOs and international agents.He noted that however, if the government used the victories for political expediency, and for the same purpose, the opposition undermined the successes, both parties were wrong.
He said that the LTTE had responded to the capture of Thoppigala by killing the Eastern Secretary, H M Herath Abeyweera which was proof of their hunt."What is how required is a programme that could reintroduce democracy to the areas and to ensure t he uplift of the people making Eastern Province their home," he added.
Urging that the LTTE be defeated in the North in a similar manner, the MP called upon the nation to celebrate the military successes by holding felicitation ceremonies.
It may look strange having this news in my blog, especially since when do i have anything to do with Sri Lanka.
But the thing is, the man who was killed was my colleague's father.
On Tuesday, she didn't come to work; we were told her father had passed away.
It was sad to hear this and normally, i would link the death with illness, accidents, etc
So, she rushed back to Sri Lanka immediately on that day.
But, it was only until today then did i realise that her father's death was not a normal case.
In Singapore, death would rarely be linked to gun shot as it is almost impossible for the commoners to own a gun.
Over here, we enjoy peace and stability.
Everybody has a stable job, a house to stay in, food to eat, TV to watch, malls to shop...
Let's appreciate and be thankful for the things that we have taken for granted and not complain and complain... ok?