Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tree at Handle Bar (a haiku)

Nice beer and nice meal
And great breeze by the seaside
The tree is dry, though?

Erhu live performance at Sembawang MRT bicycle park

At first I had no idea what this Chinese musical instrument is called. I asked my colleague & I was told that it's the Erhu. As stated in Wikipedia, the erhu (二胡; pinyin: èrhú, [êɻxǔ]) is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument, more specifically a spike fiddle, which may also be called a "southern fiddle", and sometimes known in the Western world as the "Chinese violin" or a "Chinese two-stringed fiddle".

Well, the photo was taken 2 nights ago & this Chinese guy was nonchalantly performing with his erhu at Sembawang MRT bicycle park. And soon he's joined by 1 lady who, gues what, was singing! And soon, an old man and a small boy joined too (watching only, not singing). Great performance...and well, free. Heh.

PS. The first photo was just a normal shot without Night Scene option whereas the second photo was with Night Scene option.

The Simple Shop Power bank...POWER!

OK. So finally I purchased the below power bank. Specifically: Type:12000mAh / Color:Black(+S$8.50) Add-ons:none / Free Cable:3-in-1 Cable. Heh.

Here are the photo of the product (and the back cover of the packaging--curious English words aside, I'm more interested to note about this part to please charge the power bank every 3 months if the bank is not be used for a long time. Hmmm...)

PS. What I like about the seller, The Simple Shop is that the product was delivered together with a name card stating the contact no and email address so that the buyer can contact the seller should there be any issues with the product. Thumbs up!!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

of Kim Jong Un's Hunger Games

LOL. Check this out, "Kim Jong Un's Hunger Games" by CollegeHumor. It's uploaded on 26 Feb 2014 & has since gathered 1,317,892 views!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Wouldn't it be nice to...

...Unwrap good times with KFC Bandito Pockett!

OK. I digress. I totally do.

Allow me to step back from that positive opening line, and be negative for a while, and ponder about things I might be dreading.

And guess what, I come up with not one, not two, but FIVE things I am dreading--and here they are, I dread:

1. That there is no life after death (afterlife). So why bother to strive in life, one may wonder, if there is no life after death.

Fantastic cartoon by Tatsuya Ishida

2. That my life is a kind of the movie, "The Truman Show" & that there are people watching me living my life. Makes me wonder what kind of genre my life is as a movie. Horror? Comedy? Action? Drama? Heh. Shrug with a tinge of dread.

3. That there is indeed reincarnation or rebirth (saṃsāra) taking place. So we are doomed to have endless cycles of lives after one another?!

4. That my life, being too much focus on work, has made me forget about how it is to be happy. Alas, I've lost (to quote John Lennon) the key to life?? Sigh.

5. That life as we know it has indeed been ended with Ragnarök dated 22 February 2014 (Reference to Daily Mail, "Will the world end in 100 days? Sounding of ancient trumpet in York warns of Viking apocalypse on 22 February 2014") and that the so-called life we are living now is just, well, a kind of hellish afterlife when we don't even know about this being an afterlife.

Who lets the dog out?!?!

So yeah, pardon me for being negative. What else do you expect one to sound when one is to share about things one is dreading. Especially we are talking about not one, not two, but FIVE things I am dreading! Heh.

Oh well, I can't just wait for the curtain of life to fall, can I? So wouldn't it be nice to continue living to the best I can, to give the very best that I am able to, and to make a genuine difference every single day despite of all the dreadful things I listed above?

And hey, wouldn't it be nice to (no, this is not a sponsored post for a certain chocolate brand, mind you!)...yes, you guess it right! It brings us to the opening line of this post!

...Unwrap good times with KFC Bandito Pockett!

KFC Bandito Pockett packed with so many tasty ingredients, 100% chicken fillet marinated in signature hot & crispy flavor, served on a bed of fresh lettuce, with salsa and mayonnaise, all wrapped in a toasted tortilla. It is every KFC fan’s favourite wrap! Try it now to enjoy a good time!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The hot Sembawang Hot Spring

Well, I don't have to say much really except that I'm really, pleasantly surprised that I have finally located this hidden gem of the north: Sembawang Hot Spring!!

More about the place can be read here at Remember Singapore and at this Infopedia.

The entrance to the path to Sembawang Hot Spring

The view opposite of this entrance - Seletaris condo (the one beside Sensoria condo) behind the trees

The signage after you walk thru the path--meanig, you're at the right path!

And here's the map (from the Net):

The New Sembawang Public Library is Inspired by Sembawang's Shipyard Heritage...

The text says it all:


You can look forward to a welcoming and inviting space for all users...

Users will enjoy a spacious, open and welcoming library, inspired by Sembawang's shipyard heritage. know what they say about Sembawang in the Wikipedia: "the Sembawang area in the early twentieth century was the site of the Nee Soon Rubber estate. During the colonial times, Sembawang was home to a major British naval base, its construction of which began in 1928 and was completed in 1938.[1] The base included dockyards, wharves and workshops, as well as supporting administrative, residential and commercial areas. The Naval Base has since been handed over to the Singapore government, which in 1968 converted it into a commercial dockyard (as Sembawang Shipyard, now part of Singapore Exchange-listed SembCorp Marine) that went on to become Sembawang Corporation, a major state-owned industrial conglomerate."

Heh. I like the subtle use of the shipyard's photos as the watermark images in the poster. Which shipyard, you may ask. Well

The poster above is part of the relocation of Sembawang Public Library from the Sun Plaza 3rd level to the 5th level.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

of Most Shocking Second a Day Video

Check out this curious clip, "Most Shocking Second a Day Video". Since it's uploaded recently (on 5 March), it has gathered 26,114,516 views! Impressive...

And this is how you can help - check out the website, "Save Syria's Children | Save the Children".