兔Rabbit Born in: 1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999
Peace loving, impeccable manners in the pursuit of a good life, intelligent in business with creative mind but sometimes moody and indifferent.
A person born in the year of the Rabbit possesses one of the most fortunate of the twelve animal signs.
The Rabbit, or Hare as he is referred to in Chinese mythology, is the emblem of longevity and is said to derive his essence from the Moon. The rabbit symbolizes graciousness, good manners, sound counsel, kindness and sensitivity to beauty. His soft speech and graceful nimble ways embody all the desirable traits of a successful diplomat or seasoned politician.
Likewise, a person born under this sign will lead a tranquil life, enjoying peace, quiet and congenial environment. He is reserved and artistic and possesses good judgment. His thoroughness will also make him a good scholar. He will shine in the fields of law, politics and government.
The Rabbit likes: The arts, Comfort, Secrets, Riddles and Intrigue.
The Rabbit dislikes: Decisions, Violence, Criticism, Untidiness and Dirtiness.
Compatible Animals: Goat, Dog, Pig
Your Luck In Year 2009
Luck this year fluctuates wildly. Visibly clear good luck hides some air of danger and misspells underneath. Perhaps a better option will be to store your energy for a better comeback. Use this time to plan and feel around for the right to strike. Fortunately, resolving stars are around to bring light amid the darkness of danger. Apparently not a good year to be aggressive in all aspects.
Set your expectations lower for the year and enrich yourself further. Health issue will be of major setback to you, so take heed. Greed in investment matters will also fail you. Proper finance management will be helpful indeed.
You are advised to be more conservative when it comes to your career path. Entrepreneurship will only lead to fruitless ventures. Working adults should guard against your colleague who might be a wolf in sheep skin. Nevertheless, keep to your own fences and all will be well. Those born in 1963 and 1975 will have lots of fresh opportunities to begin with.
Mood and emotional discharges are very unstable. You feel left out, and lonely. Do attempt to correct your twisted perception of your partner and others around you. They do show care for you just that your temperamental behaviour causes them confusion and misinterpretation of your intentions. Trust, care and communication are keys to a fruitful relationship.
Proper income is stable. Control your spending and crisis will not occur. Do not greed of ill-gotten wealth as you will face lawsuits and inevitably, causes you great pain and suffering. In addition, you will do yourself a favour by not borrowing or acting as guarantor. Leave lottery luck to affinity. Reduce amount of unnecessary investments especially risky ones.
Caution of health and accidents. Fatigue and overdrive cause you to have unstable emotions and mental states. Be careful when you are driving or on a boat trip, especially water danger. Chronic ailments of the elderly may surface again. Partake healthier food.
Coming Up Next:
(From Geomancy Hut)
31 October 2008
兔Rabbit Born in: 1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999
30 October 2008
Harry can't figure out what to get his girlfriend for her birthday. "Oh," she says, "just take me someplace expensive." So he drops her off at the petrol station.
A guy finds a sheep wandering in his neighbourhood and takes it to the police station. The desk sergeant says, "Why don't you just take it to the zoo?"
The next day, the sergeant spots the same guy walking down the street, with the sheep.
"I thought I told you to take the sheep to the zoo?" the sergeant asks.
"I know what you told me," the guy responds. "Yesterday I took him to the zoo. Today I'm taking him to the movies."
Looking down the stairs at a football game, a fan spots an open seat near to the front. He asks the man sitting next to it if the seat is taken.
"No," the man replies. "I used to take my wife to all the games, but ever since she passed away, I've gone alone."
"Why don't you invite a friend?"
"I can't. They are all at the funeral."
On a tour of an old European castle, a young American visitor becomes very nervous. Finally the elderly guide, noticing how jumpy she is, tried to reassure her.
"Don't worry," he tells her, "I've never seen a ghost in all the time I've been working here."
"And how long is that?" asks the tourist.
"About 500 years."
Megan refuses to get out of bed. "I can't go to the school," she wails. "The kids make fun of me, the teachers hate me, and I have wat too much work!"
"Megan, you have to go to school," her mother says. "You are the principal!"
While speeding down a winding mountain road, a man has to swerve to avoid a woman who comes flying around the corner.
As she passes him, she leans out of the window and screams, "PIG!"
Astonished, the man turns back at her and shouts, "Idiot!"
Just as he finished, he rounds the bend and crashes into a pig.
29 October 2008
Yes, you heard me right!
A good eyesight to have is 6/6 and the eyesight I have attained is better than good, Prof Ang says extremely little people have a 6/4.5 eyesight. I am so HAPPY.
When doing the eyesight test just now, it was the first time I could actually read out the super small alphabets without difficulty at all. Even I couldn't believe myself and I just read out the alphbets confidently.
I guess my Lasik Surgery was all worth it.
PS: 6/4.5 = 20/15
28 October 2008
As promised to Leon, I will be introducing his latest song to all my readers.
Who is Leon? In case you may ask, he is one of the Top 12 finalists of Project Superstar Season 1. If you find him familiar, that is because he also appeared in the PK round in One Million Star not long ago.
Here, pls enjoy his latest single, "Give Me My Life".
27 October 2008
Something extremely interesting to share with everyone ...
Press the following on your mobile *#06# and the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number appears. Then check the 7th and 8th numbers:
IF the Seventh & Eighth digits are 02 or 20 this means your cell phone was assembled in China which is Low Quality.
IF the Seventh & Eighth digits are 08 or 80 this means your cell phone was manufactured in Germany which is Fair Quality.
IF the Seventh & Eighth digits are 01 or 10 this means your cell phone was manufactured in Finland which is Very Good.
IF the Seventh & Eighth digits are 00 this means your cell phone was manufactured in original factory which is the Best Mobile Quality.
IF the Seventh & Eighth digits are 13 this means your cell phone was assembled in Azerbaijan which is Very Bad Quality and also Dangerous for your health.
I checked both my Motorola and Nokia phone and these are my results:
Motorola - 01 = Very Good
Nokia - 00 = Best Mobile Quality
Not bad, whats yours?
(Got this from Joshua Ang)
25 October 2008
Finally uploaded all the videos for A*Mei STAR Tour Concert in Singapore. However, the videos are not very clear due to lighting as well as the distance from the stage (although I was seated on the 6th row). Videos are short as I was recording them "illegally".
Nonetheless, do enjoy... Some videos are a little shaky as everyone around me were clapping, waving, shouting and screaming, thus I could not hold my camera properly...
Photos will be uploaded by end of next week!
Before the concert
Pan across half the stadium before the concert
Everyone waving their lightsticks before the concert
A*Mei singing one of my favourite songs
A*Mei talking during one of the intervals
A*Mei singing "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys
Last sentence of "Ting Hai"
The beauty of lightsticks in the dark
"Wo Yao Kuai Le"
Do visit back for the concert photos, photographs are definitely clear.
They say as you grow older, the number of presents you will receive decreases, I have to confirm this. I miss those days when I receive tons of presents from people, but as I grow older, my social life has downsized, I believe this applies to everyone else.
Don't your social circle become smaller as you age? Why? Because when we start working, we tend to mix around and socialise only with our collegues, and we tend to neglect the many good friends around us.
Best friends become good friends, good friends become friends, friends become acquaintances.
I am glad I threw a birthday party for myself, because I managed to catch up with many dear friends I will never have time for on normal days.
I have annual and quarterly priorities at work, I also have annual and quarterly friends in my life. These are close friends whom we only catch up once a year or once every few months. But I must say one thing, though we seldom meet up, but we know our friendship will last the distance. You know who you are.
These are some of the presents I received this year, be it big or small, I love them all!
Don't ask me why I received so many fragrances, I definitely smell good, but I guess my friends just know I love putting on perfume, next time pls get the correct ones though.
Thanks my dear friends!
22 October 2008
WARNING: Its going to be a long wordy post....
This is an update on my Lasik Surgery which was performed yesterday.
Before I start, for those who are curious what LASIK stands for, its actually Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis, got to know about this from SingLasik.
Yesterday was the actual operation and everything happened so fast, I didn't even have time to get myself mentally ready. I reported to SingLasik at 1.15pm sharp and was led to the "Laser Suite". There, I verified my details and rested at the comfortable lounge while waiting for my turn.
At this point, Professor Ang walked in, and went into the Surgical room. About 15 mins later, my name was called. I went into another waiting area before I entered the surgical room. There, I was told to put on the protective cap, shoes and jacket, exactly those you would see in movies when patients go for operation. I was extremely nervous because I felt I was going for a major operation.
I was then led to the surgical room, after some anaesthetic eyedrops were instilled into both my eyes. My eyes felt numb. When I entered the room, it suddenly occured to me that I was in for an operation because there were about 6 people in the operating theatre. There was Profesor Ang, and a lot of nurses. I was told to lie on the bed, and then they started shifting my head to the position they wanted it to be.
As I looked up, I could see this sophisticated looking machine glaring at me. The assistant turned on the machine and there were 2 coloured lights. Professor Ang told me to look ONLY at the red light and focus on the centre of the light, and to ignore the green light. Throughout the entire 30mins procedure, Prof Ang kept on repeating "Keep focused on the centre of the red light and you are doing just fine."
Somehow, I was very nervous, and I think I resisted a bit while they were preparing me for the op. First, 2 tapes were used to tape my upper and lower eye lids so I couldn't blink, then a plastic thing was placed between my eye lids to further prevent me from blinking. Finally, Prof Ang placed something on my eye which was uncomfortable and he told me I should be "seeing black" in a while. Indeed my vision was blocked.
Then the actual op took place. For 15mins, I heard the sound of the laser machine, Prof Ang giving instructions, and this male nurse/doctor reading out some numbers. I could literally see and feel them opening the flap of the cornea and putting it back, though there was no significant pain, but slight pressure on my eye.
Then my right eyes was done, and they immediately moved onto my left eye. It was fast!
Prof Ang told me to relax as he said I was very tensed up, and it would affect their performance of the op. I took a deep breath, and told myself to relax. Unfortunately, the op on my left eye was a painful one, as if the anaesthetics did not work on it! I bore through the pain for the entire 15 mins on my left eye. Before I knew it, everything was over.
(EVERYTHING WAS OVER WITHOUT EVEN A BLINK OF MY EYES. Corny...)
Prof And told me my left eyes was more senstive then my right, for no particular reason, that was why there was more pain on the left. He also said "You are lucky you stopped wearing contact lenses long time ago because it seems they have done your eyes enough damage for the years you were wearing them."
I then dis-robed the green jacket and all other coverings and was led to the resting area. The nurse then came with a bag and explained the post-op care.
I had to lubricate my eyes every 15 mins for the whole day after surgery and I was given another 2 eyedrops which were to be instilled every 2 hours. When I thought everything was over, I didn't know that was just the start of my "next 6 hours".
Apparently though the surgery was pretty painless, it was the post-op which was painful for me.
I took a cab home and started watching TV (I consulted the doctor, it was OK to watch TV). Exactly 2 hours after the surgery time, I started feeling extremely uncomfortable with my eyes, it was excruciating, and I started tearing NON STOP for almost 2 hours! I called up the helpline and spoke to the nurse, and she told me it was because the anaesthetic had wore off, and I would start to feel pain on the operated eyes, and in my case, it was both!
OMG, at that point, I asked myself what I had gotten myself into. I am not exaggerating, but the pain was really intolerable. I believe in the midst of the tearing due to the sensitivity of the eyes, there were tears of pain too. I told myself to relax and finally on the 3rd hour, I called the helpline again to ask if I could sleep. The reason why I called to ask was because I was specifically told not to sleep for the first 3 hours after surgery.
The nurse told me to go ahead and I forced myself to sleep, after taking a Panadol, in an attempt to kill the pain. I could not sleep at all as the pain was disturbing. But lying on the bed kind of lessen the pain, and finally after another 1 hour, the pain went off. Thank God for that.
Yesterday throughout the entire evening and night, I wore the "sunglasses cum eye protector" which they had given to me, even while I slept and will be wearing it for the next 1 week as well. This is to prevent me from rubbing my eyes unintentionally as it will affect the healing of the cornea.
This morning when I woke up, it was the first time after more than 20 years that I could see clearly, without the need for glasses. Of course the vision was not perfect as it was still in the healing stage, but it is definitely clearer than wearing spectacles or lenses. Occasionally there were haziness but according to Prof Ang, it is all part and parcel of the healing process.
I went for my follow-up check up today, and Prof Ang checked my eyes again, he said "You are doing perfectly fine", and I felt reassured!
On my way home, I looked around, with my newly corrected eyesight, and I really thank God everything was finally over. I am done with my Lasik and there are just 3 more follow-up check ups after 1 week, 1 month and 3 months.
Whoever founded Lasik Surgery, thanks to you for my NEW VISION!!!
21 October 2008
虎Tiger Born in: 1926 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998
Courageous, active, and self-assured, a natural leader, passionate and independent. Possibly restless especially if born at night. Rebellious and dynamic. A warrior and center of attention. Quick tempered but considerate. Affectionate but careless. A roaring success awaits the Tiger.
In the East, the Tiger symbolizes power, passion and daring. A rebellious, colorful and unpredictable character, he commands awe and respect from all quarters. This fearless and fiery fighter is revered as the sign that wards off the three main disasters of a household: fire, thieves and ghosts.
The Tiger is a fortunate person to have around provided you are prepared for all the activity that comes along with his dynamic personality. The impulsiveness and vivacity of the Tiger person are contagious. His vigor and love of life are stimulating. He will arouse every sort of emotion in people except indifference. In short, the captivating tiger loves being the center of attention.
The Tiger likes: Changes, New experiences, Flattery, Surprises, Quality and Parties.
The Tiger dislikes: Boredom, Criticism, Ignorance, Responsibility, Laws and Slowness.
Compatible Animals: Pig, Horse, Dog
Your Luck In Year 2009
There are favourable signs to be seen. Wealth and health luck is promising. All undertakings are going as anticipated. Those born in 1950 and 1974 have to deal with matters firmly and sincerely, so that noble help will reach you. There is also possible joyous news at home. Documents may contain deceiving plots out to cause you losses. Alcohol and lust during social networking will ruin you. Caution of muggers.
Discern as to who are your real mentor and who are out to harm you. Multi facet investments are beneficial. Avoid speculative and risky activities. Take good care of your health and keep valuables out of sight.
Auspicious stars shine high. Starting a business or expanding one, will be successful. Discern properly as to who are true to you at work. Exhibit your forte and be responsible to your duties. Also, leverage on eminent aid and you will eventually excel among others. Control your temper and give way to others readily. Do not be a guarantor in any ways.
Youth are easily acquainted with friends of the opposite gender, and subsequently fall deeply in love. This will affect the academic performance, so focus on your studies at hand, affection later. Couples are blissfully engage in their love affairs with hope of tying the knot soon. Those married should keep their hands in their pockets and steer clear of temptations.
Proper income luck flows in continuously. Career progression is smooth, with a fruitful harvest. There is also hope lottery luck, but do not have a moment of greed. Save more, spend less, do not lend to others. Keep your valuables out of sight. Avoid adhering to investment tips. They are not sound and will cause losses.
Health luck is smooth and steady. A steadily path of career progression carries with it hectic networking nights. Take your mind off the workload and nights of incessant networking. Control your drinking and smoking too. Keep an eye on your liver health and blood pressure related problems. Do adequate exercises and avoid visiting patients
Coming up next:
(From Geomancy Hut)
20 October 2008
After procrastinating for almost a year now, I have finally plucked up my courage and decided to go for Lasik Surgery.
Initially I wanted to do it with one lasik surgery centre in Paragon, but after seeking several opinions from people who have "been there done that", I have chosen Singapore National Eye Centre as my preferred choice.
Asked Cassie and Lynn for opinions because they just did their Lasik 1-2 months back, and both gave very good reviews about this particular doctor from SNEC. They have both gotten their perfect eyesight back with no complications.
When I told them I wanted to go for the "cheaper alternative" at Paragon, they uniformly said "Why do you want to go for something CHEAPER for your eyes? Isn't SAFETY more important in this decision?"
That shook me, and thats when I went to research on SNEC.
I called up SNEC that day, and the customer service personnel over the phone was extremely pleasant and professional. She answered every single question of mine with patience, in fact she spoke like she was the doctor. Cindy, as she introduced herself, has brought my confidence of SNEC to a whole new level. Although they are much more expensive then other more budget choices, they definitely have a better track record in this procedure.
In fact, Cindy told me that the doctors who are currently practising their Lasik Surgery skills elsewhere were all trained in SNEC. So the choice is obvious!
Today I will be going for my 4-hour long test and consultation with the doctor to check my eyes suitability for Lasik as well as to better understand the procedure before I actually "operate" tomorrow.
I am so nervous. Hope everything goes well.....
19 October 2008
Here is an example of what you will get:
Clue - Pull Ease Clothes Theodore
Answer - Please Close The Door
17 October 2008
Do you know these facts about Singapore?
· 4.5 million people
· 60 islands
· the size of 68,200 football fields
· 12% increase in size since 1960s
· tropical forest nature reserve in the centre of the city
· more than 6,500 conservation buildings
Well, if you are interested to know more about the future development of Singapore, do visit the Singapore City Gallery opened by the URA Singapore.
Here some some of the miniature models of Singapore you will see when you visit the place.
Opening hours are: 9.00am – 5.00pm (Mon to Sat)
Admission is free
15 October 2008
Call me slow, just found out that the song 想念你的歌 by Taiwanese artiste Saya 张惠春 is actually a cover version of a Japanese song? The original song is titled "Endless Story" by Yuna Ito. I found out when I was you-tubing just now.
Very stressed, currently mugging for my Management paper tomorrow, thus took a break to search for this Chinese song.... one of my favourites.......
And, if you want to watch the original version, here it is:
Which version do you prefer? I like Saya's version more....
14 October 2008
Next time when your girlfriend / wife / mistress wants you to spend excessive money on her shopping needs again....
TRUE STORY (Not me la):
One evening last week, my girlfriend and I were getting into bed.
Well, the passion started to heat up, and she eventually said, 'I don't feel like it, I just want you to hold me.'
I said, 'WHAT??!! What was that?!'
So she said the words that every boyfriend on the planet dreads to hear...
'You're just not in touch with my emotional needs as a woman enough for me to satisfy your physical needs as a man.'
She responded to my puzzled look by saying,
'Can't you just love me for who I am and not what I do for you in the bedroom?'
Realizing that nothing was going to happen that night, I went to sleep...
The very next day I opted to take the day off of work to spend time with her.
We went out to a nice lunch and then went shopping at a big, big unnamed department store.
I walked around with her while she tried on several different very expensive outfits. She couldn't decide which one to take, so I told her we'd just buy them all.
She wanted new shoes to compliment her new clothes, so I said, 'Lets get a pair for each outfit.'
We went on to the jewelry department where she picked out a pair of diamond earrings.
Let me tell you... She was so excited. She must have thought I was one wave short of a shipwreck.
I started to think she was testing me because she asked for a tennis bracelet when she doesn't even know how to play tennis. I think I threw her for a loop when I said, 'That's fine, honey.'
She was almost nearing sexual satisfaction from all of the excitement.
Smiling with excited anticipation, she finally said, 'I think this is all dear, let's go to the cashier.'
I could hardly contain myself when I blurted out, 'No honey, I don't feel like it.'
Her face just went completely blank as her jaw dropped with a baffled, 'WHAT?'
I then said, 'Honey! I just want you to HOLD this stuff for a while.
You're just not in touch with my financial needs as a man enough for me to satisfy your shopping needs as a woman.'
And just when she had this look like she was going to kill me, I added,
'Why can't you just love me for who I am and not for the things I buy for you?'
Apparently I'm not having sex tonight either....but at least that bitch knows I'm smarter than her.
Guys, learned something new today?
13 October 2008
Singapore's top illusionists JC Sum and Magic Babe Ning performed their illusion in front of 5000 live audiences at Clarke Quay. They teleported 3 persons across 250 metres in just 2.5 seconds. Watch this video and be amazed!
12 October 2008
For personal reasons, I will not be uploading the birthday video onto my blog. However I have uploaded the reactions of my friends and I while watching the video. The inital part is a little shaky. Its a bit dark due to the lighting.....
If you have not seen the photos, click HERE.
10 October 2008
30 September 2008 - 1 October 2008
I would like to take this oppoortunity to thank Pauline and Jennefer for taking time off to assist me in the preparation of my birthday bash, without both of you, I would not have been able to cope....
Love you both!
Started my day at work, I took only half day leave so I reported to work as usual in the morning. At about 12.45pm, my staffs "surprised" me with a celebration. They gathered at the other room and Karen came over and tell me something happened there, I kind of suspected as it was already lunch time, and such things don't usually happen during lunch. Nonetheless, I pretended I didn't know and walked into the room.
Everyone was in the room and it was briefly decorated. Though it was not a surprise, but I was still touched. I love the presents too.
After the mini celebration, Pau, Jen and I left the office for Aranda Country Club.
Before that, we went to Hyatt Hotel to collect my cake.
This is Mezzanine, the place where I ordered my lovely 2kg chocolate cake.
Finally we reached the place. Aranda Country Club.
This Indian family before me waitied about 30 mins, lucky for me I only waited about 20 mins before they served me.
My Executive Suite number. Nice right? Because I specifically requested for this number!
Simple love the place. The hall is spacious.
The Masterbed room
The view just outside my suite is Wild Wild Wet!
The alcohol for the night, yes, its a lot!
Catering arrived at around 6.45pm, very punctual. I had to book the internal catering as external catering wasn't allowed.
Bean Curb Stuffed With Sotong Paste
Almond Beancurb With Fruits
Testing out the camera before my guests arrived
Tess, Karen, Luz and Joanne
Second group to arrive
Daven, Jess and Ken
I was initially apprehensive if my friends will all mingle, and I am very glad to say that most of my friends mingled among themselves.
Ken, Yun, Jason, Daven, Jess and Esther (who probably thought she was not included in the picture)
2 of my good friends since I joined my current company, Joshua and Yun.
Jay, Q and Esther
Everyone wants a piece of me!
Friends catching up with one another
The happily married couple, Jeff and Haze
Before I knew it, the clock strucked 12!
And after the video, the cake was distributed.
Then it was party time, and I was quite drunk for about 1 hour.
My friends partied till about 2-3am, and only Jason, Eddie, Sarah and Yun stayed with me till morning. We didn't sleep of course.
I think the party was a success!
Enjoyed every single minute of it.
Love all my friends who turned up for my party.
May it be bigger and better next year!!!
27th Birthday Bash at Aranda Country Club (Part 2)