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Friday, July 31, 2009

Card Expired

Oh no... One day I discovered my staff card was expired. I can't get in.
No, I was not dismissed. LOL...

card expired

Have you ever locked yourself out? Maybe out of your house, office or even car?

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Float Building...

If you happen to be around NUS, you would see many students building floats. This photo shows the 'mess' they have created. The 'mess' will eventually turn into something very pretty.

building floats - dentistry students

Here's one by the NUS Dentistry students.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cover up...

Today's so so warm! Just a few days ago, it was so wet!
Hoping it will be a cool day without much rain tomorrow. Possible?

Cover Up for the rain's here.

A photo of a truck that we passed by, below the blue cover are humans. It suddenly rained and they took out large sheet of plastic and covered themselves.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Every now and then, you hear helicopters flying over you. I happen to be walking home and heard it and managed to take a shot of it.


There was three of it flying together. I was too slow in getting out my camera, so I only managed to capture two of it.

Rehearsal for the coming National Day celebrations perhaps?

Monday, July 27, 2009

Antique Cash Register

Colleague and I had lunch at a restaurant that time stood still since the last 20 years or so? We were so fascinated with this cash register.

Antique Cash Register

It were wondering is this in its original form? Or did they modify it with a digital display for the clock. :-)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Pedas pedas by Kumari Nahappan

I think this is very nice. Dried Chilli and it's named Pedas Pedas (Very Spicy / Hot).

It's located at the back of the National Museum of Singapore.

Pedas pedas by Kumari Nahappan

Pedas pedas by Kumari Nahappan

Talking about spicy, do you like spicy food?

Thursday, July 23, 2009

National Museum of Singapore

We usually look at the front of the National Museum of Singapore.

But if we walk to the back, it's not too bad too. I like the way the words have like double image. There's two layers of it.

National Museum of Singapore

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Pre-show performance at BUTS

BUTS stands for Ballet Under The Stars.

Pre-show performance at Ballet under the Stars

As requested by someone yesterday, here's one photo. Only one actually.
This is the pre-show performance by other dance groups.

Just look at the people! So many people! There's more on the left and right sides.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

ballet under the stars

Last Saturday evening at around 6pm.

Hundreds and maybe it's thousands of people sat on the lawns of Fort Canning Green to watch 15th edition of "Ballet under the Stars". "Ballet under the Stars" is a performance by the Singapore Dance Theatre.

thousands who are going to enjoy ballet under the stars

This photo shows the people entering into Fort Canning Green.

(Not for me though, it's too humid in Singapore to sit on the lawn with hundreds of people. I also can't appreciate dance. )

Monday, July 20, 2009

Surreal Gourment Bob Blumer in Singapore

Bob Blumer, aka Surreal Gourmet, aka the guy in the toaster mobile, the guy in the show Glutton for Punishment is in Singapore.

I was fortunate enough to attend his cooking worshop.

Bob Blumer Cooking Workshop - Chicken Popsicles

You can read more about him at:

Saturday, July 18, 2009

24 hour blogathon @ tangs

Some of the bloggers I know are doing this 24 hour blogathon. Guess where are they blogging from? From a department store's display window on Orchard Road.

You can read more about it at:
They started at 6 pm yesterday and will stop at 6 pm today. There are two winners who will walk away with some prizes.

If you want to support them, head down to Tangs. I did and took some photos.

It kind of reminds me of the Myer Windows in Melbourne. Almost everyone in Melbourne will visit the Myer Window display each Christmas.

Blogathon @ Tangs windows

Blogathon @ Tangs windows

This is Claudia from

This is DK from

These two are Aaron and Hillary.
Aaron's known as Geekonomics and writes on CNET Asia. (
Hillary's column is High on a Hill on CNET Asia. (

Geekonomics and Hillary

Who will win?
Two hours more to vote for them if you happen to go down to Tangs Orchard Road.

Friday, July 17, 2009

habitat - the boutique flashpackers hostel

I never knew this place existed until we were waiting for the traffic lights to turn green. I glanced and saw that it's a backpacker's hostel.

Habitat - looks good from the outside

They don't use the word backpackers, but flashpackers. There's a boutique word too!

Habitat - the boutique flashpacker hostel

I was curious why they call themselves a boutique flashpacker's hostel.

Well, take a look their website: or facebook page:

It's quite interesting. :-)

Do you stay in hostels or hotels when you travel?

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Some "Cold Storage" branded supermarkets have this new high tech shopping carts in their stores. I have yet to hold one of it (I just took a photo of this poster), but it reminded me of an assignment for one of the modules of my Masters course I took around 6 years ago.

My group mates and I came out with a business proposal and our topic was about these shopping carts! Our Professor did not really think it was a feasible idea and thought no one will implement it. But look, someone did! ( I think I still have the assignment and his remarks!)

Not sure what the function of this cart has, but our proposal had sensors on both carts and around the store that can keep track of user behaviour and show relevant promotion as they go through the aisles. There were many other things too, but I can't remember the details.


If you want to see how the cart looks like, look at ZS's blog post here. You can click on the photo of his daughter on the cart to expand it. ;-)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Count the steps while you climb it.

You saw the different signs at the door to tell you to take the steps. Well, I did, guess what I saw?

On the stairways to health, each step is numbered.

They numbered each step! Wow!
I wonder how many calorie do I burn for climbing each step. :-p

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Take the Stairway to Health

Saw this at one of the buildings at the Medical School in NUS.

Take the Stairway to Health

They are trying to get people to exercise by taking the stairs.

Do you want to burn 5 times more calories?

Take the Stairway to Health

Are you the stairs person or the lift person? ;-)

Monday, July 13, 2009

The queue at Singtel Comcenter...

The queue at Singtel Comcenter yesterday. The 3rd day of the launched of the Apple iPhone 3GS in Singapore and there's still a lot of people queuing for it.

Apple 3GS queue

They really have the patience. This photo was taken at 12:37 PM.
These people most probably queued from 10 AM. They will finally get their phone at around 2 PM.

(No Fastpass like in Disneyland though. LOL)

Apple 3GS queue

Sources said they were fed 3 kinds of cheese crackers to keep them happy.
Some people here still look very excited, some are visibly very tired.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Singtel Building

At the ground floor of this building since last night, there was a long queue of people all waiting to get their iPhone 3GS.

singtel building

Momo was to collect her iPhone last night, but got an apology phone call from Singtel that her pre-order on the web had disappeared. She had got a call the day earlier saying their technical glitch on her orders has been solved and go queue on Friday night. Now, she has to go on Sunday instead.

Ah.. technical glitches.... Anyone encountered the same problem? ;-p

Friday, July 10, 2009

Fallen Object

When you messages like this appearing on the traffic display board, you know you are in for traffic jams ahead.

fallen object

How long does it take you to get to work? I take 20 mins by bus if traffic's smooth (which is rare during morning peak hours). Usually it takes around 40 mins.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

What are you staring at?

This is one of the animal displays you can see at Haw Par Villa.

what are u staring at?

It seems to tell me, what are you staring at? Why are you taking my photo?

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Guitarist with the VivoCity Drummer Boys

Just when you caught someone posing behind the drummers yesterday, here's another guy who was using the pedal as a guitar.

VivoCity Drummer Boys

The cheeky boy made everyone around laughed. Even the drummers themselves were laughing.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

VivoCity Drummer Boys

Saw this at VivoCity on Sunday.
6 drummers drumming away can really attract a crowd. Kids were especially attracted to them.

VivoCity Drummer Boys

OK, not only kids. Adults too.

Teenagers especially want to join in!
Saw this teenager, suddenly joining in behind the drummers to 'play the fool'. :-)

Monday, July 06, 2009

Singa the Courtesy Lion wears a mask

Saw at the rooftop of VivoCity. Singa the Courtesy Lion wears a mask.

Singa the Courtesy Lion wears a mask

It's not the culture in Singapore to wear a mask when you are not feeling well.

It's very very rare to see someone wears a mask, unless you are in a clinic or hospital. There's a stigma with masks and it's hard to convince people.

I wore one last week, just for like 10 mins only. ;-p

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Taxi Driver's hand got squashed by his side windows

I turned around and got shocked! A hand got squashed! I think I might have distracted Momo who was driving and another friend in the car.

Taxi Driver's hand got squashed by his side windows

Then we realised it was just the taxi driver and his sense of humour!
He saw my shocked face and smiled. When I took out my camera, he posed for me by putting his hand on the screen. LOL!

Taxi Driver's hand got squashed by his side windows

This guy is funny! He even plastered his whole taxi with the national flag!

Friday, July 03, 2009

Olympus PEN EP1

Friday 3 July 2009, my colleague 'wire' is a happy man. He got his new PEN. The Olympus PEN EP1.


I think he might be one of the earlier people in Singapore to get hold of it. Just like he was the first few who got the MacBook Air when it was first launched.

Read what he thinks of his new toy at his very techie blog at:

That's my messy desk at work in the background of the photo. :-p

Update: if you want to see a youtube video of this commercial that's very interesting, click here.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

There's a Statue of Liberty in Singapore

Do you know that there's a Statue of Liberty in Singapore?

Statue of Liberty at Haw Par Villa

Yes, it's at Haw Par Villa. Just a replica.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Daily Photo Blogs - July Theme Day: Empty

Hey! We are now starting the 2nd half of the year. It's 1 July!

The first day of the month is the City Daily Photo's Theme Day. The theme for this month is : "Empty".

Afraid that water supply in this island will run 'empty' one day, Singapore began to recycle sewerage. Yes, it's what you are thinking. The thing that you flush from the toilet gets transformed into pure and clean water, suitable for drinking!


The water from the tap we drink in Singapore has been mixed with Newater. The above are bottled version of Newater. They really taste quite ok. LOL...

You can read more about Newater at the PUB's (Public Utilities Board) website or from Wiki.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants for this month's Theme Day