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Sunday, August 27, 2006
Shan Hu Hai
Borrowed the MTV vcd of Jay Chou's "November Chopin" from MQ ystd.. Then i chanced upon the MTV for the song "Shan Hu Hai". Ok, I may be SLOW cos the album has been out for almost a year n I only saw it today.
Sad story in the MTV. Watch it
Sometimes, I wonder whose fault is it that a betrayal happens in a relationship. Is the guy in the MTV not sweet enough to the girl when he didn't buy her flowers? Or is he not rich enough? The supposedly third party in the MTV looks richer n more dashing, n treats the girl with romantic dinners n a expensive gift during her birthday.
Hai.. It makes me wonder what does a guy have to do to keep the girl he loves by his side forever. Some girls simply cannot resist to temptations..
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Apple Inc. pays Creative Technology US$100m
On the news that shocked me on Thursday morning Channel News Asia: Creative "won" the lawsuit over the MP3 patent war with Apple. Apple will pay Creative a one-off US$100m for the use of key patented technology in its popular iPod digital music player. The news stunned market observers n Creative shares on the Singapore Exchange leapt to $13.20, before closing at $11.40, up a massive $1.80 from Wednesday. HECK, if I have money with me, i would have stock in after hearing the news n dumping the shares before trading closes at 5pm. That would have earned me a handsome sum, sufficient to last me the 4yrs in NUS. Alas, I'm a poor chap, opportunity went past me again.
The pay out also paved the way for a partnership between the world's two largest makers of digital music players as the agreement will see Creative make Apple-endorsed iPod accessories, a business worth billions a year. Creative will make speakers, earphones n headphones for Apple using its technology to spruce up MP3 sound quality. According to The Straits Times, Creative made iPod accessories may hit shelves as early as Christmas n Apple will collect at least 10% of "made for iPod" sales.
So yeah, this marks the end of the spate of lawsuits between the two IT companies. One thing I hope not to see is Creative stop producing their own line of MP3 players. In my opinion, Creative MP3 players are more worth the money n more feature rich but Apple produces more stylishly designed products. I have the admit the iPod Nano looks sexy n the iPod video looks classy, not forgetting their sparkling MacBooks. However, I prefer substance to looks, the similar way I look at girls. So I'll continue supporting Creative products n looking forward to what they have to offer in iPod accessories.
Friday is the most interesting day in school, cos it's the day i don't have any programme module lecture or tutorial to attend. I'll first have a 2hr lecture of GEM followed another 2hr lecture of Breadth. I took a Geography module for GEM n a Biology one for Breadth. Both are my favourites. I get to travel to FASS for my GEM, which is something different from my usual SoC n Science buildings. The lecturers are very different too; they're more vocal n relaxing compared to my Computing lecturers. After my GEM, I travel all the way back to Science again for my Breadth module. Reading Biology brings me back to my JC days when Kian Wai, Andy n me will talk cock during Bio lectures n grumble about the huge chunk of information we have to digest. Sadly to say, my Friday is also the most lonely, cos none of my mates are taking the modules with me n i have to sit through the 4hrs of lectures alone... Boo! Heh, but i think girls love to read Biology modules huh? I was surrounded by girls during the lecture n i think they make up 80% of the population in the LT. Heh..
Had dinner with MQ last night. Went to the famous crayfish noodle store in Tanjong Katong, a street away from Caryn's house, Bernice's cousin(check links). Then i realised the famous Punggol Nasi Lemak had set up a brach just opposite the crayfish noodle coffeeshop! Wahahaha!!! That means I don't have to travel all the way to Kovan for it the next time.
MQ n me went to 4 places last night in a span of 6hrs from 8pm-2am. Check out the pics.
During my GEM lecture, module GEK1001. We were discussing about Geographical Imaginations.
This is the funny n charismatic lecturer. Notice the seats are empty? That''s because i was all alone n sat at the front row of seats. LT11 is huge n so is the population for this module, the students are all behind me.
Next is my Biology lecture, module LSM1301.
Night time, on my way to fetch MQ after her tuition. Saw a cool yellow Porsche
1st stop: Tanjong Katong. I parked my car in front of this HUGE Mansion. Damn, the people living in Tanjong Katong are rich! Heh, everyone please go rob Caryn!!
The crayfish noodle stall
The famous Punggol Nasi Lemak. Check out the queue
Chicken herbal soup with red wine. ~~HEAVEN~~
Let's tuck in
2nd Stop: We went to Parkway Parade to get something. I went to the MPH Bookstore n saw this Vincent Ng's fitness book. Kaoz... Can god please bless me with such physique?
Vincent Ng: 173cm, 65kg, Fat Percentage 7%
Me : 175cm, 62kg, Fat Percentage 10%
I was staring at all the pictures in the book. His muscle definition is beautiful. Haha.. MQ says I'm turning gay!! Heh heh, then i guess she muz do something before it's too late.
3rd Stop: Kallang Basin. We had a walk by the waterfront. This is the place i spent majority of my time during my 2yrs in TPJC. My passion for kayaking will never die
"No Sign Board" Seafood restaurant. Is it still the same owner? I dunno.
The pub n indoor stadium
On the opposite bank, facing Costa Rhu
Next we went to the new golf course under the ECP. This is the driving range
Hoho, me n my imaginary golf stick
4th n last stop: Went to East Coast Park for a little drink to quench our thirst. The crayfish noodles has a lot of MSG added i think. Home base @ 2am.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Maccabi Haifa 1-1 Liverpool
It's almost 2am, i guess i should be sleeping soon cos school starts at 9am in the morning later. First of all, my beloved Liverpool is through to the group stages of the Champions League after drawing with Israeli champion in Kiev. The match was moved to Kiev due to the unrest in the Middle East. Liverpool dominated the first half but was unable to kill the game due to Maccabi's resilience. The opening only came in the 54th minute when Peter Crouch headed in a cross by Jermaine Pennant at the far post. However, the opposition equalised only 9minutes later when Pepe Reina could only parry a fierce shot n Maccabi player Roberto Colautti slotted in the rebound. The Reds had to endure a series of scares late on in the game but held on for a draw which brought them through with a aggregate of 3-2. Not one of the best match to watch, but my team went through. Phew....
I saw a news article yesterday.
Sports car hits taxis and lamp post, driver killed A YOUNG man dropped off his girlfriend at her home in the River Valley area yesterday morning, then headed out to Tuas to meet some friends. He never made it there. Mr Lim Wen Chang, 23, was involved in a fatal accident on Pioneer Road, which left his Subaru WRX a mangled mess. The sports car had careened out of control at 12.35am and hit two taxis parked by the side of the road, a lamp post and two trees. The impact was so great that the lamp post was bent in half and both trees were uprooted. Mr Lim suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene at 12.50am. The two cabbies, resting in their vehicles at the time, were unhurt. A report in Lianhe Wanbao said Mr Lim was the only son of a couple who live in Yio Chu Kang. He was to study business administration in London next year. The year-old car was a gift from his businessman father. His was the second fatal road accident in that area in three days. On Sunday, motorcyclist Teo Kok Chye, 52, died after slamming into the side of a private bus at the T-junction between Gul Road and Pioneer Sector Walk. The Traffic Police are appealing for eyewitnesses to call them on 1800-5471818
It's another case of reckless young driver. Young n rash? Perhaps... I'm a young driver myself n i understand the thrills of speeding. But this is really a sad case. I guess the victim's dad must be blaming himself for buying that Subaru WRX for his son. Yeah. this car may be a road going rally car, but it has its limits too. A turbocharged 200bhp car to not a toy car. Looking at the crash, he must be going more than 130kmh at least. 23yr old, a bright future ahead of him, the only son, all gone.
Mum used this case n warned me about safe driving. Well, I'm certainly not a reckless driver, but i can get pretty impatient at times. I won't hesitate to use the horn when some errant drivers change lanes abruptly. I've encountered many of such cases, some even almost causing me to crash into their vehicle. Pissed that they see me as a "P" Plate driver n bully me. Heck, I may be "P" plate, but I'm no noob.
As for speeding, it can be tempting when u see a whole stretch of empty road in front of u, especially during the wee hours. Not that i haven't sped before. However, speeding is really dangerous. Moving at such high speed requires skills n quick reflexes whenever something crop up. How many drivers on the road can claim they have the driving ability of a rally car racer? Not many. Thrill at the price of a life, or even lives. Worth it? I once hit 120kmh along the expressway unknowingly. When i started passing every car with ease, i checked my speedometer. It was then i realise I was way past the limit. Thoughts of my family, girlfriend n friends took my foot off the pedal.
A car's function is to bring u from point A to point B. Your purpose is to reach your destination safely, no point speeding n endanger your life as well as those around u. Otherwise, u may find yourself never reaching your destination n bringing immense despair to those who care for u.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
A new post, but my Hello programme still refuse to work, even on another computer, so I guess the problem lies in my account n bot in my computer. Heck, I just give up n continue using photobucket. Perhaps I'll try to fix it another day.
The pictures are pretty overdued, so I need a little recalling power to get this post up. Life has been pretty easy, due to the somehow lax time table I have in school. Currently, I have two free days on Monday n Wednesday cos tutorials haven't started. Next week will be the start but even so, Wednesday is still free. Heh Heh.. that's because I'm not a Science student like my sis, who will spend LONG LONG hours in the labs. The labs in go into are computer labs which are much more interesting than science laboratorys.
Blogging at MQ's house now, she's sick, apparently it's my fault cos i passed it to her. I recovered but she fell sick instead. Poor girl...
10th August, Thursday
Orientation continues after a day of public holiday. Got introduced to the UNIX system that all SoC students must know. Hmm... It feels like the DOS environment. I even created a UNIX email account. firstname.lastname@example.org
Presentation by lecturer Mr Aaron Tan
Chicken cutlet @ Science Fac canteen
12th August, Saturday
MQ finally came back from Malaysia the day before. Missed her like crazy cos we never got separated for so many days. The weather over at M'sia was so bad that she fell sick.. Met her for fireworks at Esplanade. Driving along the jampacked ECP was disastrous, I almost crashed into a taxi. Singaporeans do love to see fireworks VERY VERY much..
After the fireworks, we went to Bedok n saw this. Is Christmas round the corner???
Then we chanced upon the "7th Month Getai". Other couples usually go for movie screening but me n MQ actually watched this Getai. We're one weird couple eh..
After the Getai we went to Simpang Bedok for supper with her mates
This is what she bought for me from M'sia..
15th August, Tuesday
It was my first day of school cos Monday I had no class to attend. I was pretty nervous yet happy cos I'm finally back to school...
First lecture at the SoC building, Module CS1231X Discrete Structures
She came down from SIM to have lunch with me at NUS!! My ever so sweet MQ
Home bound on the MRT train. I saw this middle aged couple holding hands while falling asleep.
16th August, Wednesday
I'm sick, n MQ did this to me. No strength to stop her or what so ever. Do i look like an idiot??
17th August, Thursday
I had my first Java Language Programming lecture. A 3hr lecture in the computer lab. How cool.. I love sitting in front of the PC
I'm still sick n MQ came to visit me after i got home. She bought a rose for me. Haha... I'm a bad bf ah... She actually buy me flower while i haven't got her any yet..
20th August, Sunday
Went to a 7th month dinner @ Bedok North with mum, sis n cousins
The cold dish
Steamed white pomfret
"kong Ba bao"
Dessert, sweetened yam