all these pple.. scared the money leave in the bank for another day will disappear ar?
27 February 2009 @ 14:13:57 hrs
been super busy at work these few weeks.. even more so the next few weeks..
with all the changes to database and addition of new modules and new subsites..
hopefully everything will go smoothly and be able to finish on time..
27 February 2009 @ 08:58:01 hrs
26 February is..
happy birthday dude! enjoy ur last 3 days in singapore!
26 February 2009 @ 08:54:36 hrs
everybody sez slumdog is nice.. haven got a chance to watch it yet..
win so many awards la..
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Benjamin Button's only got 3!
23 February 2009 @ 22:53:55 hrs
Igor reviewed by gin
Watched this a couple of months back, just realised i didn't blog about it. heh.
so yea, this is an animated movie about an Igor who aspires to be a great scientist himself, much to the displeasure of the scientist world. Cause Igors are supposed to be the servants of the scientists.. not scientists themselves!!
i can't really remember much of the show though.. cos i think i fell asleep.. cos we were watching it quite late @ night..
though its an animation, you need to know your general knowledge to catch some of the jokes.. heh.
23 February 2009 @ 22:48:52 hrs
Flash of Genius reviewed by gin
Flash of Genius is about the guy that invented the intermittent windscreen wiper.
He got screwed over by Ford Motors, that took his invention and claimed it for their own.
He did the unthinkable and went against everyone's advice, and brought Ford Motors to court, he wanted to get the recognition that the intermittent wipers were his invention. He rejected offers of settlement fee and finally succeeded and seeking his justice, at the cost of his family and his youth.
Its quite an interesting show, about how an everyday man can sue a huge corporation and actually win! Its based on a true story, by the way.
23 February 2009 @ 22:45:15 hrs
Australia reviewed by gin
A story about Australia, filmed in Australia, main actors are all Australian. True Blue Australian movie! CRIKEY!
The story is about 2 cattle companies, 1 almost monopolizes the entire cattle market, if not for Nicole Kidman's husband's ranch. The husband is killed shortly before Nicole arrives in Australia from England. She is forced to run the ranch in order to stop the monopoly of the cattle market. In order to do that, she needs to get the military to buy her cattle. She enlists the help of a drover, Hugh Jackman, to drove the cattle to Darwin to get the military contract.
The story also tells of how the australiam government took kids that were of mixed descent, Aborinal and Whites, known as the Stolen Generation, away to Mission Island.
and you should start watching the show and not expect me to tell you the whole story!!
quite a long show.. but worth the watch!
Nicole still looks damn good and Hugh Jackman is simply droolsome..
23 February 2009 @ 22:35:08 hrs
Role Models reviewed by gin
One of greg's favourite actors, Seann William Scott.
The story is about 2 colleagues, losers as usual, damaging public property and gets court ordered to do 130 hours of community service @ this care group called Sturdy Wings. Sturdy Wings is a place where adults give care and support to the little kids. Something like a Big Brother program.
As you can imagine, both the leads gets the worst kids of the lot.
One kid is a geeky kid, totally engrossed in the fantasy world of role playing games.. only, its not online, its in real life! There's this park where fanatics gather dressed from head to toe in the costume of that olden english times where knights and mythical creatures lived together.
The other kid is a little boy, about 9-10 years old, totally into boobies.
The story gets interesting when the 2 adults try to interact with their charges.
and its a happy ending story. Nice show. Go watch! on a weekday of course! lol
23 February 2009 @ 22:21:25 hrs
Sex Drive reviewed by gin
Another teen sex show..
Geeky dude, geeky dude's best geeky friend, smart best friend brunette, gay big brother, boobie blondes..
good to watch on a random weekend! we watched the uncensored fan boy version.. so there were random totally naked babes walking around in the film, and a 100% naked guy juggling @ the fun fair..
and lotsa sex and boobs!
23 February 2009 @ 22:13:52 hrs
The Wrestler reviewed by gin
Caught The Wrestler a few weeks ago.
This movie is about a once super popular wrestler who is now many many years past his prime. He's still wrestling, though on the smaller stage, and with more 'props' so to speak.
The story goes on to show us about his struggles with his deteriorating health, that threatens to end his wrestling career for good. He works at a grocery store to survive, tries to make up with the daughter he abandoned in his earlier days and tries to romance a stripper he has feelings for.
according to greg, you have to know stuff about wrestling to appreciate this show.
oh ya, the lead actor, Mickey Rourke is nominated for Best Actor at the 81st Annual Academy Awards.
23 February 2009 @ 22:07:04 hrs
article from The Straits Times, Sat, Feb 21, 2009
The office. It is either portrayed as an air-conditioned, cushy workplace or a den for cubicle rats.
Whichever it is, one thing is for sure - the computer has changed office layout and culture, for better or for worse. Here are some potential hazards and how to avoid them.
Count your blessings if your office furniture has been well designed. Even then, you have to work smart.
Said Dr Lim Yeow Wai, a specialist in orthopaedic surgery at Raffles Hospital: 'If you spend many hours on the keyboard, you will very likely expose your shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand to awkward postures and repetitive work injuries.'
A posture-friendly workstation should have a keyboard placed at a height that allows your elbows to bend at 90 degrees when you are typing.
Your elbows should be about 5cm from your torso when you type, said Dr Lim. 'The further your elbows are placed away from your body, the more stress is placed on the scapular muscles that connect your arm bones to your collar bones.'
When using the computer mouse or when typing, also make sure the back of your wrist is flat most of the time. Excessive bending may narrow the passage of the nerve transversing your wrist. To minimise stress on your finger joints, do not rest your wrist on the mouse when you are not using it and do not bang hard on the keys when typing.
Your chair should allow you to rest your feet flat on the ground, with your thighs parallel to the floor.
The back of the knee should not touch the edge of the chair and your lower back and shoulder should rest against the chair's natural back arch. If you have to, use a rolled towel or cushion to get the necessary support.
Take a micro break away from the keyboard every 15 minutes, said Dr Lim. This allows the muscles you use when typing to rest while you do other things like filing papers or following up on phone calls.
There are also macro breaks, to be taken every hour.
That is when you leave your workstation for a short walk to lighten the stress on your back and other muscles that support your posture when you are seated.
'In the long run, this will increase your productivity by decreasing your aches and pain,' Dr Lim said.
Fashion hags, take note: Office wear should be comfortable and fit well. Bras that are too tight, for instance, can cause skin irritation from the pressure on the skin, said Dr Martin Huang, director and consultant plastic surgeon at The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic.
Besides ergonomic efficiency, office design can have subtle psychological effects too.
A 2002 report from American business media website AllBusiness.com suggested that drab colours can influence morale and energy levels. In the same article, Mr William Persch, who owns an office design consultancy firm, said square and rectangle desks and tables are 'more formal and confrontational' than round ones.
Mr John Shinners, an office furniture executive, also noted the problems that can arise from drastic differences in staff's office furniture: 'When the head of the company has a palatial office, while those lower down the totem pole spend their days crammed into minuscule workspaces, this office design breeds resentment and bitterness in the cramped employees.'
While no 'iron-clad research' has been done on the psychological effects of office design, psychiatrist Adrian Wang of Gleneagles Medical Centre said that the anecdotal evidence from his patients suggested that the physical environment does play a part in contributing to stress. 'Many people spend more time at work than at home and the cumulative effects of things like lighting and background noise can play a part in how stressed we feel in our office environment.
'I have heard patients say they bump into something with every corner they turn in their offices, which can make someone even more sensitive to any existing depression or anxiety he may already feel.
'Your workstation should be 'a place of solace', he said, although optimal designs may vary with your line of work.
'If I'm a researcher, I may prefer things to be neat, white and clean, but more creative industries may benefit more from warm colours and soft lighting,' he added.
Spaces like pantries stocked with simple snacks, where colleagues can take short breathers, can also contribute to a friendlier work environment.
i think.. but with 20 pple on the court at the same time, too crowded.. all i can see are bodies bodies bodies.. the occasion flash of the ball .. more bodies.. someone's high leg.. another flash of the ball.. more bodies.. lol
21 February 2009 @ 09:11:58 hrs
later playing futsal you know?
20 February 2009 @ 17:10:13 hrs
heard on radio yesterday...
that there's this clause in the service agreement of facebook, that states that the copyright of whatever's uploaded onto the facebook site, belongs to facebook. Even after you quit facebook.
which means, facebook can sell your photos for cash and is not obligated to pay you a single cent!
imagine if they do really take go and sell, then suddenly u start appearing in random printed ads or company websites in the background.. for FREE! i'm not saying that that's what's happening, just saying its possible!
and cause i know that there are pple here that are lazy to read long stories.. did you know that the mini applications that you install on your facebook could also be mining information from you? apparently, there's this application that tracks what activities you do on sites other than facebook, for example, you buy a dvd of Little Nonya online. This application then sends the information back to facebook and it appears as a newsfeed thing in facebook. that's just a harmless purchase of dvd, but IMAGINE ALL THOSE INTERNET BANKING that you have done! all the account numbers, and what not..
moral of the story? Facebook is evil.
and case u all still die die want to use facebook.. check out these links.. they give a few tips on how to limit global access to your facebook information and what info not to disclose on sites like these.
somehow, when i wear this particular pair of slippers.. i tend to trip.. and its always my left foot that does the tripping...
like just now, i was walking up the stairs, when my left foot decided to the kick the top stairs instead of stepping on it.. i almost fell face flat on the ground.. heng my left leg recovered fast enough to restore my balance, i was that close to the ground la!
HENG no one saw that.. wahahah..
on second tots.. maybe its just the slippers thing. everytime i wear slippers i will trip over the slippers, or the front of the slippers will somehow fold under and i will step on it, or the front of the slippers will graze the ground etc etc..
moral of the story.. wear sandals! ha.
18 February 2009 @ 08:33:30 hrs
coffee doesn't agree with me..
i made myself a 3 in 1 cuppa coffee just now..
drank it quite fast..
i think it was prob not enuf water or wat..
then my heart started beating very fast..
then i drank lotsa water.. until my stomach very full..
heart beat went back to normal for a while..
now back to very fast again!! and my arms are shivering!
16 February 2009 @ 18:03:39 hrs
Happy Valentine's Day
may all u suckers have fun throwing your money away!!
It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven a its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers.. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese med ical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:
Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, ga str itis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and men str ual di sorders, ear nose and throat diseases.
METHOD OF TREATMENT
1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water .....interesting
2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minutes
3. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.
4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours
5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to dri nk 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.
6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.
The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/ reduce main diseases:
1. High Blood Pressure - 30 days
2. Gastric - 10 days
3. Diabetes - 30 days
4. Constipation - 10 days
5. Cancer - 180 days
6. TB - 90 days
7. Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwards - daily.
This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times.
It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life.
Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.
This makes sense .. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals ..not cold water. Maybe it
is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain...
For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.
It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that
you have just consumed . It will slow down the digestion.
Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.
Just thought you might like to know.. *grin
another informative read brought to you by the good person @ gin.3peeps.com
13 February 2009 @ 08:47:19 hrs
n tml is the most hyped up day... Valentine's Day..
13 February 2009 @ 08:33:12 hrs
DAMN NOISY LA!
3 groups of pple talking about 3 different things..
each group talking progressively louder cause the other is talking louder as well..
i feel like going home n roll on the bed.. lazzzzzzzzzyy
my productivity drops ard 3pm.. my mind wanders.. cannot focus on the job @ hand..
think i shall go for a walk.
09 February 2009 @ 15:21:26 hrs
the 7 numbers that destroyed the hopes of millions of people (mine included), but gave joy to 74 people...
Fri 06/02/09 Draw No:2403
Winning Numbers for Toto's Hong Bao draw
6 ††† 14 ††† 15 ††† 28 ††† 37 ††† 43
07 February 2009 @ 09:43:03 hrs
9 Words Women Use
got this in the mail..
1.) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.
2.) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
3.) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.
4.) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!
5.) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to #3 for the meaning of nothing.)
6.) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
7.) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or Faint. Just say you're welcome.
8.) Whatever: Is a women's way of saying F@!K YOU!
9.) Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking "What's wrong?"
For the woman's response refer to #3.
Send this to the men you know, to warn them about arguments they can avoid if they remember the terminology.
Send this to all the women you know to give them a good laugh, cause they know it's true.
06 February 2009 @ 13:00:54 hrs
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button reviewed by gin
well.. there's a huge buzz around this show.. keep hearing glen ong advertise for this show on the radio.. so decided to check out the the hype was about.
all i knew beforehand was, Benjamin Buttons ages backwords.. so as he grows older, he looks younger.
tot it was rather strange .. was quite interested to see how it turned out.. and i'm a little amazed at how they made brad pitt look younger and younger..
its a talking show.. and REALLY about the life from Benjamin's birth to his death. A little like narrative.. i heard the director or some guy involved in the show is the same as that of the Forrest Gump one. so yea..
don't watch when tired or sleepy.
05 February 2009 @ 19:56:11 hrs
City of Ember reviewed by gin
well, i wasn't too sure what this show was about before i watched it. was quite lost at the beginning of the show too, the story just begins in the middle of nowhere, took me a while to figure out what they were trying to do. call me dense. *shrug*
so anyway, this show very simple plot, simple characters, interesting idea.
its about a group of people who built a city underground as the surface was getting too, i dunno, polluted? corrupted? they din say in the show, or perhaps i missed it.
the main point is, after 200 years, the pple in this underground city are supposed to return to the surface, but the only way to leave the city is in a box that the builders had handed down from mayor to mayor, but got lost when 1 of the mayors along the way was assassinated.
nice family show. dun think too much about the logic of it. and it'll flow..
Programmers are the Gods of their tiny worlds. They create something out of nothing. In their command-line universe, they say when itís sunny and when it rains. And the tiny universe complies ... So if youíre working with a programmer, you have to treat him or her like a God. You have to pray. You cannot issue edicts. You have to come on bended knee. "Hereís the problem I have. I need a solution. Please help."
i think the office speakers like going to breakdown soon already.. the sound coming out from it sounds weird.. like very echo-y, and tinny.. some mp3s can only hear the music, the vocals are like way waaaaaaay soft..
03 February 2009 @ 11:50:16 hrs
out the window...
i looked out the window yesterday, and i saw this on the opposite block, i couldn't believe my eyes, and i got greg to verify!
indeed, it was what i suspected! take a look!
and i tot i'd only see this in kampungs, markets or chicken rice stalls!
02 February 2009 @ 00:02:41 hrs
did u ...
fold the hearts?
singTel will donate $1 to the Touching Lives Fund for every folded heart received.. mas n i folded 10! yea!
01 February 2009 @ 00:09:05 hrs
Happy Birthday EVERYONE!!
The seventh day of the chinese new year is traditionally known as the common man's birthday, the day when everyone grows one year older. It is also the day when tossed fish salad, yusheng, is eaten. People get together to toss the colorful salad and make wishes for continued wealth and prosperity. This is celebrated primarily among the Chinese in Southeast Asia, such as Malaysia and Singapore. This is a tradition that is not commonly practiced by Chinese in other parts of the world. For many Chinese, this is a day to avoid meat, and to enjoy 'zai', a vegetarian meal.
our 'lou hei' or 'yusheng' on friday in the office..