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

Saturday, January 31, 2009


Worked at SSA Monthly today. Tiring sia. 8am to 9pm. Good experience though!

Friday, January 30, 2009


Had the AWC Inter-Faculty Shoot this evening. 362/400!

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Talking about fast cars... How can you not love this? Hmm. I don't mind being the first one in SG to import the McLaren..... I like the Butterfly doors (that's how I fell in love with the McLaren F1). However, I prefer the Lamborghini's Scissor doors for practical reasons (click here for more on car doors). Time to start a business. I wouldn't mind being a tai tai if I had a McLaren to drive. (",) Oops. Fading into the "I-wish-I-had-this-and-that mode".

Fast cars. Booming sound systems.. And a private race track.

I read that at 50, most people find their dreams all crushed. I'm 22. Like many of you (I hope), I have dreams (and no, it's not about fast cars and castles). I seemed to have forgotten that for a short while. Sometimes a little discomfort motivates you to pursue what you really want in life. The only way to be better, or the best, is to be different. Doing the same thing would only lead you to a tie. Make the committment and jump right into it. Like everything else in life, you have to fight for your dreams.

Pursue your dreams with courage. - Cedar X

And now, I really need to train for that marathon. One (almost) down, a couple more to go.

Great sound systems are meant for songs such as these...

Introducing The Discovery Channel Song by Bloodhound Gang.
WARNING: Crudeness expected.

Next up, we have Destination Unknown. I decided to use a hyperlink cos.. it's a bit R21-ish.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


My siblings and I registered for the Adidas Sundown today!! YAY! MARATHON!!!! HERE I COME! Heehee. I'm proudly sponsored by Justin Koh, inclusive of registration fees and all running gear. HEEHEE. This also includes a hotel stay at Changi Village Hotel Singapore and buffet lunch there. All this just for the marathon! Talk about atas living. Niiice.

scatt = scared. LOL. Wasn't really scared though. Shot a 100 shots with that. The sensor a bit heavy. juZaBit. Hmm, but it seems to stabilise the gun. HMM. It's like a computer game. Hehe. Such scrutiny!!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Couldn't get enough of that food (and also cos I had no lunch at home) so I headed back to the relatives for more:
  • Chicken stew
  • Ngoh hiang.. did I mention the chilli that goes with it? WAHHHHH
  • Organ soup
  • Prawns with asparagus
Dinnered at Bedok Food Centre! Ayam penyet! Been a while since I ate that. Love the one at Lucky Plaza!

Monday, January 26, 2009


Almost the standard CNY itinerary for Day 1:
  • Church
  • Immediate Family
  • Relatives
I like the food I get to eat for dinner!!! Gosh! My aunt is really good at cooking:
  • Steamed fish
  • Vegetables (chup chye)
  • Organ soup
Anyway, headed to Punggol Beach with Poh, Ruiz and HY! Drinking and fishing! No prizes for guessing who drank and who fished! *yawnz*

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Had steamboat at Punggol Marina with my family this evening.

After the dinner, headed to Loof for Champagne night with Ling Ling, pQ, Fred and friends! If I'm not wrong we had:
  • 2 bottles of Veuve
  • 2 bottles of Mumm
  • Some orange juice and creme de cassis for the champagne
  • Magic Mushrooms
  • Chicken Skewers
  • Wedges
  • Bacon Scallops
Note: The food is DAMN GOOD.

Anyway, is there a Santa Claus equivalent of CNY??? (",)

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Had home-cooked food today! Yay, this is becoming a weekly affair! Here's the menu:
  • Stir Fried Spinach
  • Tofu in Oyster Sauce
  • Chicken in Black Bean Sauce
  • Nata De Coco (mango flavour)
Not bad! All 3 dishes were successful! Hehe.

Friday, January 23, 2009


Breakthrough 1: It dissolves.

Breakthrough 2: Wow, I can see through it.

It's close to something like "It's alive! Alive!". Well, it's clear!! It's CLEAR!!! You have no idea how many times I tried and how many ways I tried it with.. With the amount of chemicals I varied.

"Usually, 100g of the microemulsion was prepared by mixing 8.0 g of SDS with 13.3 g of isobutanol and 26.7 g of hexane. To this, 52.0 g of distilled water was added with constant stirring until the solution became clear and stable at room temperature." And you'd think nothing could go wrong. Think again. Murphy's my best friend. Well, but at least that's solved. Troubleshooted that like the entire week. I actually managed the FIRST smiley face in my logbook (where I pen down all my thoughts and raw data).

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Met my longest standing friend, Char Chai!!! My primary school friend! Gosh. We were so naughty!!! Used to splash in puddles in the rain, hang out at canals, sparring.. Discipline issues.. We had to pluck weeds as punishment. LOL. Had dinner at Shokudo then we met a bunch of people at Loof! Yes, LOOF. Saw Shena Na there too! LOL.

Happie Birthday Da Jie!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Renewed confidence.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009


If Today Was Your Last Day by Nickleback
Ponder on the lyrics!

Monday, January 19, 2009


Had dinner at Punggol Marina! Wanted to get steamboat but erm, was closed.. so quite sad! Haha. Here's our menu:
  • Kailan with oyster sauce and garlic
  • 3 flavour prawns
  • Crayfish in butter
  • Golden coin tofu
  • Almond jelly
  • Honey sea coconut
  • Teeny cake

Joyeux Anniversaire! (French)
Happy Birthday Mr Ho!

Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most, live the longest. Heehee.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


The sun was too big and the sky was too blue for a run! Phew. Couldn't last.. AT ALL! Anyhow, saw Ms Lee at MacRitchie today! Wah, it's been a while since I last saw her there!!

Headed to ECP for dinner and bumped into my cousin, Elaine, and her husband! Don't think I've ever met her outside before!

Ate D24 XO durian this evening! WAHHHH. Now I know why they call it XO. Really has some alcoholic resemblance! DAMN SHIOK.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Ate at Buddy Hoagies at Downtown East this evening and hung out around that area in the evening! Niiice!

Friday, January 16, 2009


Had an exhausting/futile day at FYP today.

Anyway, managed to squeeze training in less than an hour today! Not that it was a good thing. I'm amazed at the muscle hardening rate just after a session of training. Gosh.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Had dinner at Holland V followed by gaming at Minds Cafe. Played Taboo and some other reaction games. Fun, even though I was with people I didn't really know!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Crashed a lecture today (PL3241 - Individual and Personality Differences). Interesting subject matter! Gonna crash it for the entire semester with Big Grace! Education.. in the true sense of the word!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Had home-cooked dinner again! And I hardly cooked again! Haha. Ate kang kong, chye sim, egg tofu and fried chicken! Ben & Jerry's after that! Not too bad! Edible!!! (",)

Monday, January 12, 2009


pQ came to my place to bake again..! Was in a rush though!

Had dinner at VivoCity and ate at some charcoal grill place, should be Shin Kushiya! Ate Wagyu beef for the first time! WOW. It's really PREMIUM MEAT. Had pork collar, cow tongue and salmon!

Happy Birthday FRED!

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Camp Singapore Day 3

  • Faced 4 black dogs and dozens of wasps (looks like wasps anyway.. their mating season) at the campsite
  • Went fishing and caught a tiny fish which HY cooked! We ate it! Hehe. FRESH.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Camp Singapore Day 2
  • Headed to Marina South Jetty for a ride to the South Isles of Singapore
  • St John's Island: has a lagoon to swim in and quite a few cats
  • Lazarus Island: had a picnic on nice nice grass facing the beach and sea
  • Kusu Island: Really tiny island.. we could see the other end of the island from one end
  • Headed to Pulau Ubin on the other side of mainland Singapore
  • Had dinner at Ubin First Stop Seafood Restaurant.. ate chye sim, lobster, ostrich meat and a soup
  • Night trekked again to the campsite where we were the only campers
  • Had fondue for supper..! Yummy!
Photos from St John's Island

Photos from Kusu Island

Friday, January 09, 2009


Camp Singapore Day 1

Went for a short camping trip in Singapore with me, myself and I. Oh, and HY tagged along.
  • Breakfast was back bacon, honey baked ham, eggs, baked beans and toast at home!
  • Went to Sungei Buloh where we saw an otter! Like how cool is THAT!!! It wasn't scared of us.. It looked really happy just out from a swim, running around and trying to dry itself up by rolling on the ground! Saw many komodo dragons too!
  • Lunched and gathered supplies at Bukit Timah
  • Headed to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve for the night trek to MacRitchie. Lightsticks are nice. Saw this monkey eating the bamboo shoots off someone's property. Funny!
  • Pitched a tent and had dinner at ECP
The otter!!!

Komodo dragon basking in the sun!

Will you look at THAT!!

Thursday, January 08, 2009


The ice crystals look pretty cool!

Cooked food at home this evening! Hmm.. Actually, I didn't really do the cooking. Basically ate! I like home-cooked food! Hehe. Hmm. I think we ate sweet potato leaves, szechuan tofu and sesame oil chicken!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009


I wonder.. is pQ shooting the cake or herself.

Baking with pQ for Uncle Fred!!! pQ did practically all of the baking today. Well done. Look what Fred's done to you! HEHE. Below got two rather rubbish videos..

Happy Birthday Jan!!!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009


Here's a new word I've learned from my FST mates:

Senioritis - the decreased motivation towards academic pursuits exhibited by students nearing the end of their high school or college careers.

I second that. At least for my FYP that is.

Monday, January 05, 2009


Went for a walk-a-run at MacRitchie today after lab! Kind of got lost! Went to the 12K route instead of the 10K route and ended up at SICC! Had to act rich and look like a member of SICC hence the walking!

Sunday, January 04, 2009


Went to watch Bedtime Stories today! Funny show! Adam Sandler as always!!!

Saturday, January 03, 2009


Had the AWC BBQ at ECP this evening! Fun! Sashimi squid by round fish but looks like LS (lau sai) is not on the way! Haha. Someone commented "I think this is the most enjoyable BBQ... First time see everyone got together at the pit." Well done CPF and HJ!!!

Thanks for your help, Ahmad! :P

Friday, January 02, 2009


My car broke down again!!! At the same place. LOL. OH WELL. Overall, had a good but rushy day!

Thursday, January 01, 2009


Had seafood dinner with my folks at Punggol Marina! Nice environment and good food!

HAPPIE 2009 folks!!!

I know it's gonna be eggciting, especially for ME! Gonna face the greatest challenge in my academic life! Much anticipated changes in my life!!! Working life, shooting life, heart life!!!

During the year may you have
Enough happiness to keep you sweet.
Enough trials to keep you strong.
Enough sorrow to keep you human.
Enough hope to keep you happy.
Enough failure to keep you humble.
Enough success to keep you eager.
Enough friends to give you comfort.
Enough wealth to meet your needs.
Enough enthusiasm to make you look forward to tomorrow.
Enough determination to make each day better than the day before.

"A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other." Heehee. But we all try don't we?