Monday, February 28, 2011

All you have to do is to S M I L E ...

This morning, I smiled and greeted a few uncles and aunties. They were total strangers to me and were surprised when I did. Many times, people will just walked passed them without any hints of gratitude. And some of these uncles and aunties are not exactly proud of what they are doing but they are so so so important.

Without them, the toilets will be in a mess. Without them, there will be rubbish everywhere. Yup, these uncles and aunties are cleaners and I think they are really important people.

Smile to one and say thanks to him or her when you see them next time. It's rewarding and most importantly, it is free!!!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Catch Steven and Suzanne in person at Society Bar!


My favourite presenters will be in town this week (28th Feb to 4th Mar 2011) from 6.30am till 9.30am as they bring their show, “Primetime Morning” out of studio and into the crowd.

Catch them if you are in the area. ^^


Some Singaporeans are so strange...

My mom couldn't decide what she wants to have for dinner just now. Sometimes, when there are too many choices, it can be quite a headache.

The other day, I overheard two guys talking about eating too much and becoming fat. They were complaining that they have more than three meals in a day: breakfast, tea break, lunch, tea break again, dinner and supper.

In some other parts of the world, people worried about where to find food, rather than worrying about eating too much. They will be very very grateful if they can have at least one meal a day. In our tiny island, we have enough - or rather more than enough - to eat, so please stop complaining and maybe think how we can assist those in need.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Please VOTE for me!!!


Hey YOU!!! Yes YOU!!!! If you can read this entry, I will need your assistance!!! Please go to Samsung Mobile Singapore’s page (refer to the image above) and like it. Then give me your vote by clicking here (refer to the image below)! Just look out for “Steven Goh” and hit that “vote” button and wala… you are done!!! Thank you very much!!!


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Urbanathlon 2011: My results!


Ranked 91 out of 2000 plus guys this year… next year’s target is to be in the top 30!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sharing session with Dr Tan Lai Yong

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Dr Tan? Who?

Well Dr Tan Lai Yong, featured on CNA as one of the Asians of the Year, went to Yunnan, China and serve the community there. He is involved in community development, training the local doctors and he is also a lecturer at the Kunming Medical University.

Why did he leave Singapore and go to China? What is his greatest reward so far? Questions for Dr Tan? Come on down to Tampines Changkat CC to meet, to listen and to ask him yourself. The date is 19th March 2011, 3pm. There is no registration fee, all you have to do is to RSVP by indicating your interest - Tel : 67811806 or email :

Wanna go to Boston to test Duke Nukem Forever?


There is now a chance to test out Duke Nukem Forever at Boston. Boston? Not Bedok!!! YESH!!! That Boston in the USA!!!!!! Proudly sponsored by Take Two and presented by the Straits Times Digital Life, a lucky winner just needs to tell them (in 300 words) why you deserve to go and wala… he (or she) will be on the way to BOSTON!!!!! Good things are meant to be shared, I have submitted my entry, how about you? (^.^)v

For more details go to Digital Life’s facebook or watch out for today’s printed version.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Adjustment Bureau - 20 pairs of tickets to be won!


Lucky or not, I am not so sure. But one thing for sure, if you participate in contests, there is a possibility that you might walk away with something. (^.^)v

Xinmsn is giving away 20 pairs of movie tickets to “The Adjustment Bureau”! Simply answer a simple question and you might walk away with the tickets. Good Luck!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2011 is this Sunday!


Ready or not, like it  or not, the Men’s Health Urbanathlon is going to take place this Sunday (20th Feb 2011) at the Marina Bay area. The start and end points are at the Nicoll Highway MRT Station and gosh… the whole route is around 14km with nine obstacles to clear along the way. Hopefully I get into Top 10 and walk away some prizes. The first prize is really awesome; especially the pair of tickets to Nepal… *drooling saliva…

The nine obstacles are:

by Redken For Men
Scale up and down a 2.6m high container.

Your task:

  1. Get up and over the container with the help of 1.1m high step boards that will be provided on both sides of the container.
  2. If you are unsuccessful in your first attempt, you are required to make another attempt at the RETRY queue. If you fail in your re-attempt, 5 minutes will be added to your final timing as a penalty, and you will be allowed to continue on with the course.

by Biotherm Homme
Leap across 10 rows of road barricades.

Your task:

  1. Get up and over 10 one-metre high barricades.
  2. Both feet MUST touch the ground between each barricade.

by 3M Futuro
Leopard crawl for 10m in a zig-zag path.

Your task:

  1. Leopard crawl on your elbows and knees through the obstacle.
  2. Sand bags will be placed in your way to slow you down and make your journey even more challenging.

by Sloan's
Ascend and descend long flights of steps and slopes.

Your task:

  1. At the base of Fort Canning Park, you will ascend a steep flight of 190 steps and overcome a series of slopes.
  2. If you encounter participants in the right lane (aka the "fast lane") who are moving at a slower pace, please call out, "On your right." All participants are required to move to the left when they hear this.

by Polar
Dodge and climb your way through a scaffolding structure.

Your task:

  1. Dodge, duck, slide, climb, crawl and manoeuvre your way around metal bars and wooden planks.

by Nautica Watches
Swing across a 5m long monkey bar.

Your task:

  1. You must traverse the monkey bars and get to the other end of the obstacle without letting your feet touch the ground.
  2. You must use each of the 12 rungs as you make your way to the other side. You are not allowed to skip any rungs.
  3. If you are unsuccessful in your first attempt, you are required to make another attempt at the RETRY queue. If you fail in your re-attempt, 5 minutes will be added to your final timing as a penalty, and you will be allowed to continue on with the course.

by Davidoff Champion
Climb up and down a 3.2m high 3-ton truck using a rope web.

Your task:

  1. Get on all fours to climb up the rope web.
  2. When you get to the top of the truck, turn around and descend the rope web on the other side feet first.
  3. Avoid getting your limbs trapped in the net as it will slow down your progress.

by Subaru
Run through a row of double-layered tyres without stepping on them or skipping any.

Your task:

  1. Run a row of tyres “stutter-step” style, touching the ground inside of each consecutive tyre.
  2. You are free to select any row of tyres you desire in each stutter-step section. A “row” is defined as two tyres wide by eight tyres long.
  3. You are NOT permitted to skip a tyre or run on top of the tyres.
  4. Failure to adhere to these rules will require that you re-attempt this obstacle again.

by adidas
Conquer a large mud pit at the end point and finish your race in a blaze of glory!

Your task:

  1. Leopard crawl under a net through a 10m long mudpit.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

This is HOME!

For each video that is downloaded, $1 will be donated to the Community Chest. Do your part and click that “Download Now” button! Go to



Friday, February 11, 2011

100 PLUS PASSION RUN [21st May 2011]



The goodies bag looks pretty good:

Each participant (except participants of the 500m PAssion Kids Dash) will receive a goodie bag worth more than $150:

  • Heart Rate Monitor watch worth up to $69
  • An exclusive Running Tee
  • Finisher T-Shirt (for 25km participants only)
  • An exclusive gift worth $49.90
  • Free PAssion EZ-Link Card Membership for 5 years*
  • Finisher Medal (for competitive runners only)
  • Finisher Magnetic Certificate (for competitive runners only)
  • Timing Device (for competitive runners only)
  • Lucky Draw ticket

    *: Free PAssion EZ-Link Card Membership is applicable only to participants who are non-PAssion EZ-Link Card holders.

Participants of the 500m PAssion Kids Dash will receive a goodie bag worth more than $150:

  • An exclusive Running Tee
  • An exclusive PAssion gift worth $29.90
  • Finisher Medal (for competitive runners only)
  • Finisher Magnetic Certificate (for competitive runners only)
  • Timing Device (for competitive runners only)
  • Lucky Draw ticket

RUN 350 [17th April 2011]


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10km run around CBD! Register by 13th Feb to enjoy the Early Bird price!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Whose idea was it to come up with the Singapore Pledge?


I was reading this book today and was surprised by a lot of things that happened in the past. One of them was the Singapore Pledge.

William Cheng was a Principal Assistant Secretary of Administration, Ministry of Education. He came  up with the idea of a pledge to “inculcate national consciousness and patriotism in schools” in October 1965. The timing was sensitive as Singapore separated from the Federation of Malaya barely two months and people from different races were not comfortable with one another.

From Page 195, there are 2 letters: one from Mr Ong Pang Boon (Minister for Education) to Mr S Rajaratnam (Minister for Foreign Affairs) dated 2nd February 1966 and the other one was from Mr S Rajaratnam to Mr Ong Pang Boon dated 18th February 1966.

The first letter had 2 versions of the pledge:



(1) “I pledge (reaffirm) my allegiance (loyalty) to the Flag of Singapore, and to the country for which it stands: one sovereign nation of many freedom-loving people of one heart, one mind and one spirit, dedicated to a just and equal society.”

(2) “I proudly and wholeheartedly pledge my loyalty to our Flag of Singapore and to the honour and independence of our Republic whose banner it is. We come from different races, religions and cultures, but we are now united in mind and heart as one nation, and one people, dedicated to build by democratic means a more just and equal society.”

The second letter was Mr S Rajaratnam’s version of the Pledge:



“We, as citizens of Singapore, pledge ourselves to forget differences of race, language and religion and become one united people; to build a democratic society where justice and equality will prevail and where we will seek happiness and progress by helping one another.”

And after rounds of revision by various officials, the pledge eventually became the one that we are familiar with:



The Pledge was translated into Chinese, Tamil and Malay and introduced to schools in August 1966. Interestingly, as mentioned in the book, then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew “suggested that the words in “regardless of” should be replaced by “whatever the”.” But we know too well whether the suggestion was implemented or not.



Another interesting thing to note is the action that we do when we say the Pledge. According to the book, it was then First Deputy Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong who “selected the pose of standing at attention with the right fist over the heart on 11 March 1988.”

This is so interesting to me that I wanted to share with everybody and hopefully when we recite the Pledge in the future, we can think of our founding fathers and their reasons for coming up with it.

YEP Community Service Marathon 2011

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Are you dying to serve but have no idea where to start?

No worries, the Youth Expedition Project (YEP) is here to save you! There are lots of activities and opportunities lined up in the month of March.

Here are some dates to take note of:

26th February                 FLAG OFF @ ITE College East

1st to  31st March          VOLUNTEERING ACTIVITIES*

26th & 27th March          CSM Fair @ Youth Park (NYC Somerset)

*For more details on the volunteering activities,

No more hesitation so sign up NOW,

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

I found Number Four!


Go to and try to find Number Four!!! 10 sets of premiums to be won!!! “

Catch I Am Number Four Movie starting from 24th February 2011 and join the official Disney Studios SingaporeFacebook & Twitter page!”

Legs & Paddles 2011 [5th June 2011]


Long time no join this event, so might be going for it this year. Simply kayak 6km and run 6km as an individual or do it with another 3 buddies in a team.

Unlimited round-trip economy class tickets from Hong Kong to any destination?


Cathay Pacific is inviting everybody from all over this planet to take part in this promotion – 80 days. Simply create a video or write an article to sell yourself and convince them that you should be selected and you might walk away with the tickets. Good luck!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

One way ticket to HK for $99?


Until tomorrow, Jetstar is having a promotion for flights going to Hong Kong and return airfare could cost only $250! Very very tempting… ^^

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

The Rabbit is almost here!

Fortune CAT

In less than 24 hours, Chinese all over the world will welcome the animal next in line after Mr Tiger, ie the Rabbit!! You didn’t see wrongly, the animal in the image above is a cat which the Japanese (and now a lot of Chinese) deem to be good at attracting wealth. Do you see the fish as well? The pronunciation of fish in Chinese is similar to surpluses, when used in the greetings -  年年有余 – it simply means year after year with surpluses (be it wealth or health or whatever that is good)!



HUAT AH!!!!!

I feel good!

Last Friday was the last day of ICT; easily one of the best moments of my life. 19 days was neither short nor long but it was definitely torturing. I had to dedicate my time, strength and effort totally to SAF.

I received this token thingy which was given to those who the top felt deserved to be rewarded for their effort. Do I deserve it? I am not sure as I was only doing what I was supposed to do. The only reason why I got it could be because I was at the right place at the right time. It also just proved that some jobs allow a person to perform even when he is doing the same of job as others.

Come to think of it, my 2nd ICT was not that bad. We got smarter and know how to play around with the system. We are doing our parts for Singapore and protecting our family and friends. Somebody got to do the job. Suddenly, I am looking forward to the next ICT (5 more to go... haiz... ^^).