The desire to excel. The passion to dedicate. The determination to see it through.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006


I just returned from a retreat (3 days 2 nights). It was the ScienceFCG Retreat 2006.

"God of the Past, Present, Future"

After my retreat, I went down to SAFRA Yishun for a dry-run for NUSIS.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006


This entry is specially dedicated to HOW PQ on her 20th birthday!!! You're now a tween like me!!! Couldn't spend time with her on her birthday because of 2 reasons:
1) She didn't want to see me (I didn't want to see her either),
2) I was at a retreat.
Anyway, I hope she enjoyed her birthday.
pQ: You'd better like the wallet rZ and I chose! Don't lose it man!

Sunday, May 28, 2006


I went for National Runway Cycling, Endurance Challenge (30km) category! It was quite fun and I met Mak there.
In the evening, my family went to Nativity for mass. That's the church I was baptized in. We then went to Marina Country Club for a seafood dinner!

Saturday, May 27, 2006


In the morning, we, ex-Cedarians, went to run 4.8km at MacRitchie. There was 5 of us - Jen Lan, Huiling, Sheena, pQ and ME! It felt really shiok!
In the afternoon, it was the release of the examination results. All I can say is that they were acceptable.
In the evening, there was FST Sentosa Party at Sunset Bay Beach Bar. The food was great. We played volleyball and the Profs and staff joined in too! I got to know much more people and that's always a pleasure. There were 4 Year 3s, 3 Year 2s and 2 Year 1s (Eileen and ME).

Friday, May 26, 2006


In the morning, Serene, Nat and I went to Giant at Sembawang Shopping Centre to buy the items we need for the upcoming retreat.
In the evening, we sort of had trials for NUSIS. I shot either 351/400 or 352/400. Jimmy don't want to tell me my exact score! Oh well.. Shooting is fun! Shoot 'em, shoot 'em, shoot 'em!!!!!!!!!
  • Try not to release the gun (minimum 10 shots before release)
  • Dry fire one shot before the actual shot after changing grip
  • Dry fire in preparation room
  • For the sighter cards, shoot 10, 5, 5 and 1 final shot (maximum 30+1 shots)
  • Take note of the sight
  • FOCUS.

Thursday, May 25, 2006


I met Siew Kia while giving out newspapers at Yio Chu Kang MRT. After work, I went to NYP to eat McDonalds Big Breakfast with Siew Kia!
After that, I rushed to NUS to help in testing out the games for CSS FOC.
The demystification of the day is the black chicken. Have you ever wondered if the black chicken you ate in your herbal soup was naturally black or treated to make it so? Well, the black chicken is naturally black. It is called the Black Silkie Bantam and orginates in Asia. It is the only chicken with naturally black skin, dark flesh and bones!
P.S. This entry is dedicated to the chicken lover, Rebecca, who wanted to know about black chickens.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006


I met rZ to go shopping today! (Actually, she shopped while I just tagged along) We went to Orchard and to Bugis! It was a shopping marathon!!!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Sandra, pQ and I watched The Da Vinci Code at The Cathay! Blasphemy!!! An interesting work of fiction though.

Monday, May 22, 2006


In the evening, I met rZ to run at MacRitchie. We ran the 8K route.
After Science FCG Committee meeting, Denise, Nat and I went to Casuarina to eat!

Sunday, May 21, 2006


I had outreach at Cathedral in the morning and evening. I got to meet some NTU people and 1 person from SMU. To kill time, Sean, Belle and I spent our time eating, walking and talking till it was time to return to the Cathedral. After that, we went to Toa Payoh for dinner!

Saturday, May 20, 2006


In the afternoon, I went down to NUS to help out for NUSIS (NUS Invitational Shoot). After that, I went for FOC outreach at the Cathedral.

Later on, I met Ivan (SAJC) and we ate at Carl's Jr and watched Over the Hedge. The movie was hilarious. Anyway, Ivan and I have decided to test a theory that he and Rebecca came up with. It launches on 3rd June.

Friday, May 19, 2006


In the evening, I had dinner with ex-Cedar x-cty people!!! It was a belated birthday celebration.
Here's how it went:
I was told to meet at 6.30pm at Ah Seah Eating House to eat with pQ, rZ and Sep. However, rZ smsed me to inform me that the pQ and Sep couldn't make it and ask me to eat pizza at her house. I knew this was a set up so I just went to rZ's home.
At the entrance, I saw pQ's slippers so I knew she was there. rZ was holding a camera and 2 people jumped out. One of them was pQ (as expected) and the other girl wore an ACJC uniform (Audrey Quek!!!!). I was surprised to see Audrey. I was wondering how come Sep looked so different! We were going to have steamboat for dinner!
Later on, two people arrived at rZ's place. I thought it was Sep! However, it was Susie Lim and Pris!!! I got an even greater shock. I was so surprised that my heart was beating so fast and I almost could not get started with the food.
While eating, pQ suddenly shouted "Hello Auntie! Hello Uncle!" By reflex, I did the same to realize that it was Jeslyn and Liqing standing at the entrance. I was even more shocked.
This entire evening was a pleasant surprise and it was filled with laughter. We spent a lot of time taking photos and posing weirdly. Really enjoyed this evening!
Thanks for organizing this for my birthday! I know it's really difficult to fix a date to get everyone down. I was really shocked that you guys could give me a surprise. I knew you guys were planning something. However, I thought it was just a birthday cake or that we were eating somewhere else. Never expected you all to come down especially since I thought you guys hardly contacted each other and that the kids would be busy with school and training. Ultimately touched. THANKS.

Thursday, May 18, 2006


I distributed The Bazaar (an advertisement newspaper) this morning.
I guess it's television time for the rest of the day!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


Event: Jaime's 20th Birthday
Information: Jaime is no longer a teen. She is now a tween (from in beTWEEN teenagehood and adulthood)
  • Watched Ice Age 2 with Sandra and pQ
  • Serena joined us and they sang a birthday song for me and gave me a birthday cake complete with UNLIGHTED candles
  • AWC training
  • Pubbing with pQ and Kerrie (We visited Iguana at Clarke Quay and Desire at Boat Quay)

Announcement: Thank you guys for all the gifts and especially for the company!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


I attended a talk about the novel "The Da Vinci Code" by a priest.
In the evening, CK, Serena, Kerrie, Zhenru, pQ and I had a mini Cedar gathering at Chomp! Chomp!. After that, we re-lived our younger moments at the arcade and got really panicked playing table soccer. We then had a drink at S11 and talked until it was nearly midnight! It was a superbly, fantastic, fun gathering!

Monday, May 15, 2006


I went Sentosa with Aileen, Eileen and Jun Rong. We went kayaking, played volleyball, tried the luge and skyride.
In the evening, met Serene and Nat for sub-committee meeting and went to Seoul Garden to eat with the SciFCG Committee and Clarabelle. They tried to surprise me. However, I was really surprised when they gave the brownie with ice cream and sang a birthday song! I was shocked (and embarrassed)!!! Had a really enjoyable time!

Sunday, May 14, 2006


I finally bought my mountain bike this evening. It's a birthday gift from Jansen. I also got a helmet, light and lock with it. The bike is a hard-tail mountain bike with front suspension with Shimano gear shift, v-brake and an aluminium frame!

After that, Jansen, Pat, Pa and I went for dinner!

Saturday, May 13, 2006


CSS had Gamesday today! It was fun! I met so many people I have not seen in some time. After that, we went for lunch at Far East Plaza and SciFCG Comm had meeting later on.

Friday, May 12, 2006


I worked for a few hours in the earlier part of the day. After that, I went to town.
I met two Christians and we discussed religion for more than an hour. Interesting discussion and I suddenly realized that such discussions always leave me smiling and feeling fortunate. Apologetics are mind stimulating.
In the evening, I visited Julius and Agnes at Mount Alvernia Hospital. Heratius was born this morning!!! My first "immediate" nephew! He's tiny and hairy!!!

Thursday, May 11, 2006


ScienceFCG had training for gamesday this morning.
In the evening, we went to the Convent at Mount Alvernia for our meeting with two Sisters to plan our retreat.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


My Entrepreneurial Marketing project group (Ryan, Jerene, Darren (& his friend), Thulasy, Jasmine, ME) had dinner today at Seletar Camp! Erin is in the USA!!!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


In the morning, we (CSS SciFCG) played netball and dodgeball.

Later on, I went on a bike hunt to all the bicycle shops listed in Hougang in the Yellow Pages. I did my bike hunt on foot. It was fun to navigate my way around armed with a map and instinct.

Monday, May 08, 2006


I woke up with a sore throat yesterday. This morning/afternoon, I had a headache & sore throat. This evening, I have a fever (37.6 degrees).
I went for a movie with rZ. We watched Daisy. Such a sad show.

Sunday, May 07, 2006


In the early morning, Irving and I went to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. It was our first time going there. The starting slope was a killer and I had to give up jogging up that slope! The view was not spectacular and it was disappointing. However, t'was fun since we had never been to the place!
In the afternoon, I met Sui Hui and we went to run 8K at MacRitchie. She sat my car for the first time we went to eat at Thomson Plaza food court. Stamp joined us too.
In the evening I had dinner with my family at Jln Kayu.
At night, we had a gathering of super old CEDAR LONG D's!!! So exciting. Some of them I met for the first time. We met at the Big 'O' at Wheelock and chatted there. Here's the list of ex-Cedarians:
  • Sheena
  • Jasmine
  • Mel. J
  • Huiling
  • Jen Lan
  • pQ
  • Sai
  • Jaime

They even decided to set some time aside to run every week! Shiok! Now I get to run regularly and with CEDARIANS. Love it!

Saturday, May 06, 2006


We had SciFCG Committee lunch followed by meeting today!

Friday, May 05, 2006


I met rZ to go to Sentosa in the morning to suntan! In the end, the sky was overcast and it started to drizzle so all we did was to eat breakfast and Super ring!
Sandra and I went to the army market to buy stuff for my trip.
In the evening, my AJ clique (Sandra, MJ, Shuming) went to eat Sakura Buffet at Orchard. We then went to Suntec City Starbucks to slack.

Thursday, May 04, 2006


I went for a dip in the pool with Sam at Serangoon Swimming Complex. After that, I met rZ and we ran for about 30min! I ate dinner at her house and we went for the PAP rally at Serangoon Stadium.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


I went job hunting this morning/afternoon. It is really difficult to get a 5-day week office job!
When I got home, I went running with Titus!
I went for air pistol training and went for supper after that!
I bought my pellet box ($20)!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


I swam 30 laps (continuously) in the morning. I took about 45min.
In the afternoon, I met Hui Hui and we ate at Cafe Cartel and watched The Wild and The Cathay. We played pool after that!
In the evening, I went to AMK to collect my movie premier tickets for Mission Impossible III. After that, I went to meet Chris to watch MI3 at Great World City. The cinema screen was huge (theatre 1).

Monday, May 01, 2006


I finally went to the MacRitchie Treetop Walk. I went with Chris this morning. We bashed through the forest to get to the expressway and that was quite an experience. If my calculations are correct, we walked more than 15km and spent about 3 hours walking.
Here's the exciting bit:
  • We walked to the Treetop Walk
  • We wanted to go to the Jelutong Tower but there was a landslide and Sime Track was blocked off
  • We accessed Jelutong Tower from the other side of Sime Track (after crossing the Treetop Walk)
  • I found a route farmiliar and I assumed it was the 1okm route which I normally ran (I forgot that I had ran 12km before as well)
  • Apparently, we took the 12km route which cuts through Singapore Island Country Club (SICC)
  • Such a short cut was not allowed any more and there were people teeing off, so we had to make a detour
  • I was too lazy to walk back so we bashed through the forest to the expressway
  • The grass was really long and we even had to jump across a drain of some sort (the drain had water in it)
  • We walked inside and along the drain next to the expressway
  • We finally reached Lornie Rd

We went to town for lunch at Carl's Junior.

After that, we met Jasmine Choo together with Geraldine (my primary school friend).

We went to check out The Cathay. Only the cineplex is open for now and the other shops are on the way. What is worth viewing however, is the cartoons they place on the boards in the building to board up the construction. Very witty.