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

Friday, November 30, 2007


Had Enzyme exam at 2.30pm! What an odd timing! Heh. Almost forgot it was at 2.30pm, thought it was at 1pm. Anyway, after that, Sandra and I watched Enchanted at Sunplaza. Funny movie. At one part of the movie, realized that once fairy tales came into our world, they became more complicated. Hmm. Oh well. Good entertainment value (I liked the chipmunk)!

Had dinner at Sakae. The stuff floating on the belt more interesting at Sunplaza. Haha.

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Had Nutrition exam today. After that, had a pre-lunch at Science and then lunched at Arts.

Gosh, for the first time in a long time, mugging is driving me crazy!!!
Enzymes = Chiminology!!!!
我快要发疯了! 神啊!救救我吧!


Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Met pQ for lunch today. We ate at Swensens. Needed good food and some laughs.

Now having dinner at 10.30pm! Just finished mugging.


Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Sat for my Food Engineering examination this morning. HMM. 2 down, 3 to go! Anyway, had tiger prawns for dinner today! Happie food!!!

Ok, now in chinese:
今天我们有考试。 考得很糟糕。*唉声叹气*
晚餐有虎虾吃, 我很高兴。


Jimmy's more pro version:
今天我们考饮食工程的考卷。 考得很烂。*唉声叹气*
至少晚餐有虎虾吃, 我很高兴。

Tsk. Don't laugh. Learning in progress. We shouldn't laugh when people are learning. Impedes learning! HAHA. Ok, fine. Laugh.

Monday, November 26, 2007


Equations upon equations. Exam papers.
Vitamin C. Tonnes of water.
My study table.

Sunday, November 25, 2007


Ok, seems like JF and I are stuck eating at Serangoon Gardens hawker every week. I don't mind though. Heh. Anyway, today is a muggy day. Waiting for dinner.

Anyway, let me post up some photos I took at Harbourfront Carpark quite a while back during the NUSIS treat (September 27).

Saturday, November 24, 2007


Sat for my first paper of the semester today! It was an essay paper (FST3102 - Food Safety and Assurance). Phew. Post-traumatic stress as experienced with all essay papers! My memory recall didn't fail me at least.

Friday, November 23, 2007


"Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food."
- Hippocrates, 400BC.

Who knows what the future holds? No matter how much we plan and how much we think we're in control... We can only do so much. What's critical is our perspective and how we handle obstacles.

Everyday got quikbites huh? Shows how exciting our lives are. Sometimes we gotta continue playing the fool.

Life.. Embrace it.

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Today I came across Papilio Demoleus (The Lime Butterfly) while studying. It's an agricultural pest that attacks citrus leaves. Reminds me of someone. Hehe. Anyway, whether or not it's a pest, is relative. If it's it the woods and ain't bothering anyone, it's an insect but if it starts bothering people, it becomes a pest (ok, if I use such phrasing in the exams, I wonder what kind of marks I'd get).

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


I keep forgetting what the names of the B vitamins are! Anyway, it isn't in the exams but it was in my Secondary 4 Prelims and O Levels!

Ok, here's to remind me:
  • Vitamin B1 - Thiamine
  • Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
  • Vitamin B3 - Niacin
  • Vitamin B5 - Pantothenic Acid
  • Vitamin B6 - Pyridoxine
  • Vitamin B7 - Biotin
  • Vitamin B8 - Myo-inositol
  • Vitamin B9 - Folic Acid
  • Vitamin B12 - Cobalamin
My nose is leaking. Plumber???

Gosh.. Here's some movies I'm thinking of watching:
  • Nightmare Before Christmas 3D!!!!!!!!!! I WANT!!!! (Opening 6 Dec)
  • Enchanted (Now showing)
  • The Heartbreak Kid - Ben Stiller (Opening 6 Dec)
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks (Opening 13 Dec)
  • Atonement - Keira Knightley (Opening 24 Jan)
*Sandra wants to watch too

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


First, I shall talk about yesterday. Yesterday evening, I met Sandra and we watched "Your Name is Justine" at The Cathay. The film was great. Thought provoking and haunting.. Had some trouble getting to sleep last night (for the first time in days). Makes me wonder... do we just stop at sympathy??? I guess I'll have to put this thought on hold for the moment.

Anyway, the Orchard Road Christmas Light-Up is kind of cool this year! Didn't really have a good look as I was driving through!

Went down all the way to NUS to drop off the revised version of my ASLT lab report. The previous version I handed in was too crap just that I was too tired to think about it that day. It was like 12.30am and I was dying from the lack of sleep. Anyway, this evening, pQ and I went for dinner at Causeway Point (Pasta Mania AGAIN - we ate spicy portobello pasta and baked rice.. damn nice). She asked me for dinner today.. here's snippets from our sms-ing:

pQ: Go out a bit la whole day at home u not depressed one ar
JJJJ: Haha, damn depressed. Ok, ltr!
(Disclaimer: JJJJ is not depressed. JJJJ likes mugging. This is a standard reply to pQ.)
pQ: Yes! Get out! U crazy shit! Haha k k anytime

She's a bad influence!!! BAD!! And yesterday, Sandra said I was a bad influence! Oh well.. Exams are relaxing. I like the period before the exams. Fun and relaxing! Haha. As for post-exam activities... I intend to paint the town red! It's the Christmas season anyway! Might as well! Ok, enough crap. Me go sleep.

Wine and Cork Taint
The concern with cork bits floating around in wine is one of flavour and aroma rather than safety. The main cause of cork taint is due to 2,4,6-trichloroanisole (TCA) and is harmless to health. It imparts a mouldy flavour and suppresses the native aroma of the wine such as fruit aromas. Once you remove the cork bits and perform a taste test to ensure that the wine is not spoiled, the wine is saved and drinkable.

Monday, November 19, 2007


Ok, lunch doesn't look good (although it tasted fine) but I was too lazy to go out. Anyway, had mashed potatoes (instant/reconstituted) mixed with tuna in chilli tomato sauce. After a while (or rather upon standing after mixing with chilli tomato sauce - I don't know which and I'm not about to think about it), the water holding capacity of the potato decreased and water came out, making the rather fluid. A possible explanation - retrogradation??? Doesn't matter.. it's just lunch!!!

I think that's a stick insect! Not really sure. Either way, I was thinking of delivering it to DJ. New pet! Hmm.. but I decided to let it live. Hehe.

Sunday, November 18, 2007


My father's finally back in Singapore! Going for dinner with him and Jansen soon! Today's work seems a bit long and draggy. Well well!

The best thing one can do is to give of himself.
time + effort

Saturday, November 17, 2007


Having dinner now! Had a rather efficient mugging day! It's been a while! So proud of myself! Haha. Got it all planned out so I'm kind of relaxed in a sense! Just need to stick to it! Haha.

Friday, November 16, 2007


Hmm.. Think I'm getting accustomed to the way I shoot. Not there yet but there's progress! (",) The range was FREEZING today. I think it was like 14 degrees Celsius!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Almost went crazy doing an Accelerated Shelf-Life Testing report!!! It's nice to have a Chem Engineer friend especially if you're a Food Science student! Thanks Jimmy!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Had our New Food Product Development presentation today! Can't post photos.. Disclosure. Heh. Finally.. My 6MC module.....

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Rite Pizza is NICE! It's at Holland V and they do delivery!!
Ordered it for lunch today!
My New Product Development Group people..
It's been a pleasure!!!

Spent a long long day in school (9+am to 645pm) and went home straight after school. Decided to have instant noodles for dinner. Kind of busy.

Today, we will have a one-way discussion on seedless grapes. I think some one asked me about that. Anyway, seedless grapes are reproduced from cuttings whereby a part of the vine is cut off, dipped in plant growth regulator and placed in soil, after which, roots and leaves form.

Off to work... Glad to strive!

Monday, November 12, 2007


Met JF for dinner after school today! Unexpected but appreciated! Heh.

I really need meat. I was superbly craving meat for dinner after having Yong Tau Foo for lunch!

Glad to strive. So glad that it ain't much of a strife.
Peaceful heart, peaceful soul. What more could any one ask for?

Sunday, November 11, 2007


In the evening, met XY to watch Bee Movie!!! It's DAMN FUNNY! Love the jokes!!!

Upon graduation...
"You've worked so hard your entire life so that you can spend the rest of lives working hard!"
Can't remember the actual words but you get the idea! Hmm.. Very true for the most of us!

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Met up with Sandra at night and we watched Star Dust! Nice.. I like the glowing star! Sandra suggested that we watched it at Sunplaza so that the movie theatre would be ulu and it was!

What do stars do???

Friday, November 09, 2007


Walking Fingers - Courtesy of Pearly!

Cleared out a whole lot of perished food from our project! Gross! The only things that were edible were apple juice (see photo) and whipping cream! We drank the juice while discussing our project! Juice in a beaker.. Hmm....

Thursday, November 08, 2007


Gosh! pQ eats so much!
She decided and bought my drink without asking me!
Saved me some brain cells!pQ's sister! She's going to be 9 years old soon!
Funny kid!!!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


Went to eat at Holland Village with rZ and pQ! Haha. Damn funny these kids. Anyway, here's tempeh in the process of fermentation!

It's fermented by mould!!!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Went training today! Wah.. My arm muscles are lousy now!!! Patience.

At night, Jimmy, DJ, JF, XY and I hung out at the coffeeshop opposite SAFRA. Quite entertaining! Hmm..

Monday, November 05, 2007


I vacuumed my car for the first time! Gosh! It's a tough job! Was perspiring like crazy! Anyway, after I vacuumed my car and cleared some admin stuff at home, I headed to J8 to check out rings.

Any one got lobang for rings that comes with engraving? Need 40 of them at a low price for door gifts! Doesn't need to be silver just as long as it's metal!

Sunday, November 04, 2007


Met JF for lunch at Jln Kayu! Jialat. Fat fat fat. Should have ran with rZ! Haha. Oh well. Finally went for a haircut!

Anyway, in the afternoon, Jan & Pat and Julius, Agnes and H came over. We went off for dinner after that.

Have you ever reviewed what you wrote years ago? I just flipped through what I wrote 6 years ago. I usually have a very different perspective of things from years before. However, I don't seem to disagree much with what I wrote 6 years ago except for a single sentence..

Jaime at 15: "I guess... I need to talk about it......"

Well, it seems my 15 year old self knew what I needed. 6 years later was well worth the wait. I guess He has always given me "what I need, when I need it". I'm still figuring life out but I guess.. yes.. scars do heal, especially when there's someone there to make the process faster and easier. I may never be able to pay you back.. So I guess I'll say my thanks and pay it forward.

Saturday, November 03, 2007


Went to watch "The Game Plan" with XY! Her company event. The movie was funny!!! Heh. Anyway, we ate about 3 packs of popcorn and drank coke! Tsk. SUGAR. Too much sugar.

After that, we met HJ and played basketball. Well, sort of anyway! Had dinner at Swensen's and we ate TWO Topless 5's. At least I ate salad for the main course!

Tsk. Too much calories!!!

"Learn it. Love it. Live it!"

Friday, November 02, 2007


Took part in the NUS AWC Bi-monthly Shoot today! I got a new personal best! This time I jumped 11 points to 366/400! Shot a 6 in the last series though and a 7 in the first series (I think it was the first shot). Many areas to improve upon. Hmm..

Thursday, November 01, 2007


Had lunch with Jimmy after which he came over to my place to read a book while I studied. We went to MacRitchie for a jog after that! Not bad.. 5km! After that, headed to church for All Saints Day.

Met XY for Sakae at Northpoint! We only cleared 7 coloured plates and 4 chawanmushis??? ...And some dessert!

I love MacRitchie. I think I'm beginning to like (love maybe) running again. Craving for it. I also want to shoot. In 21 hours time I'll be shooting. Tsk. Wanted to go range yesterday but the dialogue session with SRC ended at 10+pm. I should be training more!!! Itchy! Very itchy! But I like studying too.. Hmm.. Ok. Suddenly I like/love so many things. (",)

Run, Shoot, Study (in no order of merit)!

The kid obsessed with drawing the perfect circle.