Pope Dies At 84

It is a day of saddnes for some of us who remember the Pope as “champion of human freedom”, “tireless advocate of peace”, and “wonderful sense of humour”. He was one of the history’s great moral leaders and will always be remembered of. I have an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see him in person at the Vatican during our honeymoon trip to Rome. The memory is still so vivid. The Pope in his bright white robe. Now the question in some of our minds would be: who will be the next Pope.

How the New Police Speed Laser is Going to Affect Me

On one hand, it is good to read the list of roads that Singapore traffic police may deploy the speed laser camera (and why do they do that?). On the other hand, it is bad because almost all the roads that I frequently use will have speed traps. The entire list can be found in the Singapore traffic police website.

I have got to be more careful when travelling in these roads: Ang Mo Kia Ave 1, Ang Mo Kia Ave 5, CTE, ECP, Kim Seng Rd, Lentor Ave, Orchard Boulevard, Scotts Rd, SLE, TPE, Upper Thomson Rd, and Yio Chu Kang Rd. There are a lot more in the polic website.

That is almost all the roads that I use on a day-to-day basis!

2 Interesting Observations the Other Day

Yesterday as I was driving along the highway, my wife suddenly spoke up: Look! There is someone jogging along CTE (the highway in Singapore). I said: What? Are you sure? Is he in jogging attire? According to my wife, the jogger was an Indian man of age about forty-ish under bright daylight (really hot). Good luck to his lungs with all the pollutants and all.

When I arrived at the client site, I finally took up the honour to turn on the air-conditioner (all the time my colleague arrives before I do) and right after the air-conditioner kicked into action, I heard popping sound that resembled the popcorn making machine. How weird? Then, all of a sudden, I felt some particles hitting my face. And whatever hit my face has a chilling effect. Next, I began to see particles bouncing on the table top like marbles onto the floor. Soon, it was wetness everywhere.

Only then did I realise that the air-conditioner was shooting small ice particles. When I mentioned to my colleague later on, she told me that it is normal and happens all the time when she turned on the air-conditioner every morning.

In the end, I gathered that when the air-conditioner is turned off, the blower is off but the motor that circulates the coolant is not. The end result is that the part near the blower became very cold and ice is formed. When the air-conditioner is turned on every morning, the blower blows the ice particles out from the air-conditioner.

Interesting observations I have for a day.

Kids Are Annoying Creatures

We know what nature’s beauties are. The sound of gentle breeze, the morning chirping of the birds, the sound of the ocean, the sound of the trees under slow wind, and etc. We prefer to see a blossoming flower to a dying one, a healthy penguin to one that suffers from oil spill, a clear blue sky to a polluted one, etc. In short, we human beings do know what nature’s beauties are.

What happens when some of us develop crooked teeth? There comes the invention of brace. What happens when some of us develop shortsightedness? There comes the invention of spectacles. What happens when some of us develop depression? There comes the invention of Prozac. When happens when some of us develop erectile dysfunction? There comes the invention of Viagra.

Look around you the next time you visit the park or watch the animal channels on cable, observe the baby animals, aren’t they all look pleasant to be with? I don’t mind to be that Papa Tiger when I have Baby Tigers like that.

These are the thoughts that zigzaged my mind when I was greatly disturbed by the kids playing at the corridor. Seems to me that they have been playing at that corridor same time everyday. High frequency screaming, running around, banging doors, dropping items onto the floor, and etc. We all know what nature’s beauties are and I fail to see that as one.

We have got brace to cure crooked teeth, spectacles to cure shortsightedness, Prozac to cure depression, Viagra to cure erectile dysfunction. It is about time to find a cure to the hypertension of a kid. Look at the creatures around us, our kids are just not one of them. Something must have gone wrong with the evolution process.

Admit it, these annoying kids are not nature’s beauties. Time to fix it.

We know what nature’s beauties are. The sound of gentle breeze, the morning chirping of the birds, the sound of the ocean, the sound of the trees under slow wind, and etc. We prefer to see a blossoming flower to a dying one, a healthy penguin to one that suffers from oil spill, a clear blue sky to a polluted one, etc. In short, we human beings do know what nature’s beauties are.

What happens when some of us develop crooked teeth? There comes the invention of brace. What happens when some of us develop shortsightedness? There comes the invention of spectacles. What happens when some of us develop depression? There comes the invention of Prozac. When happens when some of us develop erectile dysfunction? There comes the invention of Viagra.

Look around you the next time you visit the park or watch the animal channels on cable, observe the baby animals, aren’t they all look pleasant to be with? I don’t mind to be that Papa Tiger when I have Baby Tigers like that.

These are the thoughts that zigzaged my mind when I was greatly disturbed by the kids playing at the corridor. Seems to me that they have been playing at that corridor same time everyday. High frequency screaming, running around, banging doors, dropping items onto the floor, and etc. We all know what nature’s beauties are and I fail to see that as one.

We have got brace to cure crooked teeth, spectacles to cure shortsightedness, Prozac to cure depression, Viagra to cure erectile dysfunction. It is about time to find a cure to the hypertension of a kid. Look at the creatures around us, our kids are just not one of them. Something must have gone wrong with the evolution process.

Admit it, these annoying kids are not nature’s beauties. Time to fix it.

Tong Kiat, This Is My Shopping List

One good thing about having my own website is that I can officially use this site for my own personal purpose. Here is my friend Tong Kiat going for his Japan business trip and here is my Japanese DVD or CD list for him.

Go get it mate. I am counting on you! Check out my site if you forget what I want from Japan (including some cute Japanese). Click here to read more.

First thing first is Ayumi Hamasaki’s DVD Arena Tour 2002. The picture of the DVD is as above.

Next is Ayumi’s DVD Stadium Tour 2002. Again, picture as such …

I also want Love Psychedelico’s DVD called The Film 1999.12 – 2002-05. I have no clue what’s inside but I don’t mind taking the risk.

Speaking as such, Love Psychedelico is coming out a new album called Early Time 4th Album that will be released on 2005.2.9. Not sure if you are still in Japan by then.

Last but not the least, I want Aikawa Nanase’s DVD Live Emotion 2004 Seven.

To summarise, 4 DVDs and 1 CD. They are:

Ayumi Hamasaki’s Arena Tour 2002 (DVD)
Ayumi Hamasaki’s Stadium Tour 2002 (DVD)
Love Psychedelico’s The Film 1999.12-2002 (DVD)
Love Psychedelico’s Early Time 4th Album (CD)
Aikawa Nanase’s Live Emotion 2004 Seven (DVD)