Tuesday, July 31, 2007


No, not me!

Its Fuschia! She so adorable!

Papillion Post. . .

Handsome? My sis's friend went Thailand and got back this "ber-berry" shirt. . . haa. . .

He jumped on my face after I took this shot. . .

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Zodiac zodiac~

Zodiac compatibiltiy chart! (picture taken from a particular website and modified).

3 thumbs of rule:
a) Equilateral Triangle = compatible (denoted in Green)
b) Square = Turbulent (denoted in Red); its not "Not Compatible", just lots of turbulent.
c) Directly opposite = Most compatible if opposite gender; Most turbulent if same gender (denoted in Blue)

Ah-Kent's . . .
WL's. . .

The rest of the signs that falls outside of these 3 categories are simply "Neutral" people who are fated enough to have crossed your path.
Just a rough 65% accurate (in my context) guide lah~ not to be taken seriously . . .
Oh, just a little history. . . I learnt this from FF-tactics guide book (the creators of the game did some proper research); so for those who are still playing this game. . . take note:
1) Ally-Characters who are compatible: e.g. Mage casting heal on injuried ally tends to recover more HP for the injuried ally.
2) Enemy-Characters who are compatible: Your thief will have a higher probability of a success-steal if stealing from a compatible enemy; OR your ally will have tendency to deal critical strike on compatible enemy.
Tip: Go find out the zodiac sign of that vampiric character wearing the full-set of Genji (Sword, armor, guantlets, shield, shoes, etc). Then train a thief character most compatible in stealing this incredible Genji set.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Remedial Training Day 3. . .

Bloody early sunday morning. . . bad start. . . had gone to wash car the night before, then this morning rain! (=_=)

Then forgot to take my mini-snicker bar meant for breakfast before the training. . . reach Bedok FCC then realised. Damn! I hate doing things on an empty stomach. Hunger is the number ONE thing that can make me lose my temper.

Rainy morning so training begins indoor first in the multi-purpose hall. Stupid PTI thinks everyone knows their abbreviations... during In-Pro, they went: "go MPH, go MPH~" first thing on my mind went: "Bookstore? Where?".

Then curse those late-comers. . . come early, start early, then chop chop end early, then can balek-kampung le mah~ those idiots waste time only...

PTI started with some lame warm-ups that didn't even break a sweat in me. Then wait and wait and wait. . . by the time actual training starts its 10 mins later liao~ the warm-up ma-chiam no point. . . then its some static exercise that is even more lame...

Ah~ next is chin-up regime!
Realisation 1: I mounted the bar and realised that I have not recovered from last Tuesday's training! Totally ZERO-fighter. OMG. . . hope I will be okay by the coming Tuesday. Geez. . .

Next-up, Running! yay! Favourite~
It was interval training, so its sprint 1 round, rest 15 secs, then sprint again~ 1st round 1min 40 sec, GOOD.
Realisation 2: Then pun-chek liao~ Realised my legs are whobbly after the 1st round, dunno why. Too hungry? or have not recovered from last Tuesday's 2.4km run? 2nd round was 2min 10 sec, and 3rd round was 2min 40 sec. . . then stitches set in. . . argh! drank too much water~ lucky PTI said: "okay~ last round last round and thats it for the day!".

I was like: "sure? last round?" showing PTI my index finger indicating "1 last round?".
PTI: "yea, last round! you can do it! come on sir, your shoes so nice, show me they are good!".

4th round: 2min flat~ xD I have a weakness for compliments~


Thursday, July 19, 2007

5 mins of fame?

Waddaya noe~ they responded! But the replies are so lame~~~

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Paradiz or Paradise Centre?

You tell me. . . ; )
well, perhaps there's a Paradise centre after all?

Monday, July 16, 2007


After 4 hours of searching over 2 saturdays. . . I finally settled on this pair. . . one and only piece in the shop. . . size 8. . . Perfect fit, Love it.

Limitations: Meant for Track-usage only due to the spiky underneath.
Comments: Looks like I am gonna be seen at the stadium more often. . .

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Print Edition Letter!

[Action Lacking on Unattended Luggage]
Oooo, me first time writing to ST Forums and I made it onto Print Edition! xD writing serious topics sure receives good attention neh~ true account though!

Wondering if I could get my hands on that copy of that Straits Times. . . gonna cut it out and frame... kekeke

Friday, July 06, 2007


Woot~! woot woot~ wooooooot~~~~~!

Yea, there was a period of time where the internet gaming realm is filled with this "woot" thingy. . . even I was influenced to a point where "woot" became my standard greeting message every time i enter the gaming arena.

BUT! What does "woot" exactly means? Someone asked me this question before and I dunno how to answer him. . . its like the "leh" "lor" "wor" "lah" "mah" in the Singlish language. . .

Ah~ now I know. . . my colleague gave me a very valuable information. "Woot" orignates from the early Counter-Strike era (was its Rainbow-6?) when 2 sides of team pit against one another. . . where the winning team will go . . .


We Ownz Other Team!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Kaziranga Tiger Attack

This kitty sure can jump. . .

Kaziranga, Assam, June 09 : Delayed reports from the field and video replays of the attack by the tigress on the mahout Satya Pegu, tell a different story, where human lives were saved purely due to “quick thinking” by the female working elephant, Joymala.

For those who came in late, a large adult tigress, suspected to be the mother of the two cubs rescued from Tamuli Pathar village(adjoining Kaziranga) on May 16, severely mauled the mahout of an Assam forest department elephant, which was carrying rangers trying to dart her on the morning of May 19.

The 25-year-old mahout, Satya Pegu, who was badly lacerated, lost three fingers on his left hand, is in a hospital in Dibrugarh. Doctors are worried about the onset of gangrene and may have to amputate his left palm. The Wildlife Trust of India and its partner, the International Fund for Animal Welfare have offered to cover his medical expenses.

Reconstruction of events and a video taken by the divisional forest officer, R.K.Das, graphically show how Joymala pinned down the tigress with her foot as it was trying to get up and attack the officers who had fallen on the ground.

The reconstructed story goes a bit like this: the forest department received a message early on May 19th about a large tiger which had killed two cows near Tamuli Pathar village, which is close to the boundary of the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in the north-eastern Assam state.

By 10 am a joint team of the Assam forest department including the director of the park, Mr N. K. Vasu, the local administration, police and the army, and the Wildlife Trust of India(WTI)-managed Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) was combing the area with five elephants trying to locate the animal.

File photo of the team that darted the tigers. Second from left is D.D.Boro who darted both tigers but missed the suspected mother, who later mauled the mahout.
“From the pugmarks, it looked like a very large female, which led us to suspect that this may be the mother of the two cubs that we had rescued and released on Monday,” Dr Bhaskar Choudhary, CWRC veterinarian, who was involved in darting the two sub-adult tigers on Sunday, said. The tigers were released late on Monday evening in the eastern part of the Agoratuli range near the Matiaranga guard hut.
“After looking around everywhere, we first spotted the tigress in a bamboo grove near the village. As it sensed our presence it moved into the backyard of a hut and then quickly walked into a nearby paddy field,” Dr Chaudhary said.

Range officer, Dharanidhar Bodo, Dr Chaudhary along with a guard were riding the elephant, Joymala, driven by Pegu. Bodo was carrying the darting gun. As the elephant moved towards the tigress, it did a mock charge. The guard fired two blanks to discourage her and she ran away into the next field, where the paddy was thick and hid there.

The team cautiously moved towards it and could get to almost 20 feet where she was growling away. Bodo could see her clearly and took a shot at it with the dart gun. The dart missed her and this enraged her so much that she charged and took a “flying” leap on to the elephant’s head. “I have not seen something as dramatic as this,” Vivek Menon, executive director WTI, who recently saw the footage, said. “I could never imagine that a tiger could so effortlessly leap from the ground on to an adult elephant’s head, which is at least 12 feet above the ground,” he said.

The footage showed that Pegu saw the tigress leaping and threw the metal ankush at it to defend himself. “The tigress saw the ankush coming, dodged it in mid-leap and took a swipe at Pegu without actually landing on the elephant, which had stepped back,” Menon said.

“It all happened in a few seconds and before we knew what both Bodo and the guard had fallen down,” Dr Choudhary narrated. What now happened was even more amazing. As the tigress landed on the ground Joymala quickly pinned her down with her left fore foot and tried to control it with its trunk. The tigress struggled under this weight for at least half a minute roaring, as other people in the vicinity shouted and fired shots in the air. In this commotion another attempt was made to dart it, but even this shot was off the mark. The tigress finally struggled loose and ran away.

“If it had not been for Joymala, both Bodo and the guard would have been badly injured or dead,” he said. Meanwhile, Joymala, which was trying to aggressively chase the tigress, was calmed by the CWRC veterinarian, who was holding on to the profusely bleeding mahout. “His fingers were hanging by few shreds of tissue and I tried to tourniquet the wounds,” he said.

The two sub-adult tigers had strayed out of the heavily wooded Agoratuli range of the KNP into the neighbouring Tamuli Pathar village close to the national highway. It was speculated that the mother could be nearby, but she could not be spotted.

KNP has one of the highest density of tigers among the protected areas in India , but are difficult to see due to the thick vegetation in this grassland dominated park.

The Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) is a joint venture of the Assam forest department and the Wildlife Trust of India, and is supported by its partner the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). This rescue and rehabilitation facility for animals of the region is a first of its kind facility in India has handled over 300 animals in the last two years including mega-herbivores like elephants, rhinos and wild buffaloes. These were the first tigers brought to the facility in two years of its existence.

Report source: http://www.wildlifetrustofindia.org/html/news/2004/040609_joymala.htm
Video source: Youtube.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007


That’s what I think gonna materialize in time to come.
Because the plot left room for a part 2 (or there even a plot? It’s the same old story alright~). Megatron was fused with that cube / heat-source thingy (man I forgotten what its called), I mean its one hot stuff, and you dump him (was it a him? Funny how come there’s no GIRL transformer, like one in a candy-pink Porsche or something. . . alrite~ pink is stereotypical thinking. . . *slap myself*) back into the depths of the ocean . . . in ONE piece. . . wtf? (couldn’t the US have reverse-engineer that stuff?)

Well, that hot stuff in his chest’s probably gonna keep him warm throughout the dip. . .

I guess he’s gonna come back with more force . . . I remember Deceptorcons (was it spelt this way?) do come in Marine versions. . . (no, that was the Japanese version – Transformers Masterforce, my favourite).

Reminds me of “Terror from the Deep”, this X-COM series. Part one was Enemy Unknown, and part two was “Terror from the Deep”, where the Aliens now return from the depths of the oceans instead of having had crash-landed on land. . . well they crashed into the oceans in part one and no one’s heard of them since. . . whew, it’s the best PC game I have ever played all these years. Replay value is 1000%. You can play 10 times and will never get sick of this game.

Well, back to Transformers, I guess the one logical reality reason is because I dun expect the computer graphics team to just disband like this after just one movie. There’s probably gonna be more projects for them lined up. Transformers still has lotsa characters haven turned up yet. Especially those that can morph and combine into an even larger unit. That’s gonna be really cool.

Kudos especially to the music effects team.

My Starfish died!

My Blue Linkia died! Been with me over a year. . . *mourn for 1 min*
Okay, gonna get another one from Halus this weekend. . .

Monday, July 02, 2007

Memo to All Employees

In order to ensure the highest levels of quality work and productivity from employees, it will be our policy to keep all employees well trained through our program of SPECIAL HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING (S.H.I.T) .

We are trying to give our employees more S.H.I.T than anyone else. If you feel that you do not receive your share of S.H.I.T on the course, please see your supervisor. You will be immediately placed at the top of the S.H.I.T list and our supervisors are especially skilled at seeing you get all the S.H.I.T you can handle.

Employees who don't take their S.H.I.T will be placed in DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEE EVALUATION PROGRAMS (D.E.E.P.S.H.I.T) .

Those who fail to take D.E.E.P.S.H.I.T seriously will have to go to EMPLOYEE ATTITUDE TRAINING (E.A.T.S.H.I.T).

Since our supervisors took S.H.I.T before they were promoted, they don't have to do S.H.I.T anymore, and are all full of S.H.I.T already.

If you are full of S.H.I.T , you may be interested in a job teaching others. We can add your name to our BASIC UNDERSTANDING LIST of LEADERS (B.U.L.L.S.H.I.T).

For employees who are intending to pursue a career in management and consulting, we will refer you to the department of MANAGERIAL OPERATIONAL RESEARCH EDUCATION (M.O.R.E.S.H.I.T) . This course emphasizes how to manage M.O.R.E.S.H.I.T.

If you have further questions, please direct them to our HEAD OF TEACHING, SPECIAL HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING (H.O.T.S.H.I.T).

Thank you.



The Director Under the Main Bureau of Super High Intensity Training.

(The D.U.M.B.S.H.I.T).

The above is extract from an email from my colleague GSY.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Tying Shoelaces without your hands...

2 ways to have your shoelace done - learn this trick or have someone willing enough to tie for you.