February 26, 2007 1 Comment
February 25, 2007 1 Comment
Here am I, uploading this blog in my Hanoi hotel room. Just want to say it has been a great CNY for me. I miss you guys a lot.
February 24, 2007 Leave a comment
Snapping around like a tourist, I roamed the city with lots of "wows and ooohs". There is always something new to see in Singapore. New sporty Comfort cabs, gigantic Ferris-wheel at Marina, new hypermart at Tampines (IKEA, Giant, Courts), water stadium at Marina etc. Did a couple of "firsts" with Bobo and Elkan. (boat ride, new monorail to Sentosa)
While traveling on the ECP, I took a picture of our Singapore skyline. For the 1st time, I started to realise how small we are. Our city-scape is growing but just not dynamic enough. Good thing we have the "durian landmark". To live up and fulfill our promise as one "uniquely state", I feel there are a lot more we can do to realise that vision. Come on, light up our skyline, put up more gigantic plasma, create a future-state, show the world something new. What’s there to fear, Singapore? We just got to catch up fast, I am tired of us being trend-followers.
Despite all these disappointments, we have a fertile land. A land of talents and opportunities. We have good system, trustworthy governments and down-to-earth labour force. We still have so much space to grow….we just need to add more life into these void. Bring more "wows and ooohs" back into our garden city. Yes, I have more faith in Singapore than before. Why? I saw weaknesses that can be translated into opportunities.
We are still a notable dragon of Asia.
February 20, 2007 Leave a comment
February 19, 2007 Leave a comment
After 4 days in Hong Kong, I took the 1st flight back to Singapore – just in time for reunion dinner with my family and friends. Man, it is really the year of the pig… for the next few days, I will be doing nothing but eating & feasting. I bet I will gain at least 15kg heavier. Buuuurrrp!!!
Feast #03 (with Wahbiang at Uncle Sam House)
Feast #04 (with gang at Sentosa) Feast #05 (with Wahbiang at XinWang)
Feast #06 (with Caffeine Family) Feast #07 (with Kalinda)
Feast #08 (Durian!) Feast #09 (with family - Dad’s birthday)
February 14, 2007 Leave a comment
Man, this is the most unusual Valentine Day ever.. Imagine me spending this romantic day in a glass box, overseeing Happy Valley Racecourse. I have never try horse betting before. It was pretty fun and simple – lots of reading (no wonder we often see punters reading those horse-betting manuals). No, I am not a master in horses – can’t really "read" the conditions of the race horses when they walked past us. However, great beginner luck though: 5 wins out of 8 races. How much? Just enough for 1 HK40 hongbao for one of you.
February 11, 2007 Leave a comment
Yesterday, Felicia’s mum received a "Letter of Advice" from our Singapore Police Force. Mmm.. what kind of advice leh? It seems that someone from their household made nuisance calls to 999. Of course, everyone living in the household is a suspect – that means you have Feli, Stella, Chups, Feli’s mum and Elkan. If you look at the timing, everyone should be at home (so, it is difficult to prove their innocence). Here are my prime suspects:
a) Chups – She is in her peak of puberty. I suspect she likes talking to man in "uniform". Come on, admit it!
b) Stella – She complains a lot. Maybe she decided to make an issue to the police.
c) Mum-in-law – She is forgetful. She may want to call out a mobile line but forgot that she has dialed 9 twice.
d) Felicia – She is forgetful too..thinking I have gone missing..and called the police. Dear, I didn’t come back with you to Singapore, remember?
Anyway, it is convenient to have a baby boy at home. So, all fingers pointed at his cute angelic face. Hey, it can’t be Elkan, if he is guilty, I am sure he be calling 999 more than 20 times in a row. Better check with his school, are they teaching young children how to make police call now???
I am thinking if Elkan is going to take the blame next month if Feli’s mum receives a bill of sexy chatlines.
February 10, 2007 1 Comment