Lardy Food from a Hospital

Look at the large pieces of fried lard, and they were plentiful. This is from a hospital. No, it’s not the hospital’s catering for their patients, but the food served in the canteen. Still, you’d have thought that the canteen would have been more health-conscious. I guess the stall operators don’t care. If customers want lardy food, they’ll serve lardy…

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09/09/09 09:09

Today, and this time of day particularly, is one of those special moments in time where the day, month, year, hour and minute are all the same. It seems like a good time to post some rant at this auspicious minute. Yeah, I missed 08/08/08 08:08, but I’m sure this will do just as well. It will be a busy…

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Road Chaos on Campus

With the new school year just around the corner, there are now an increasing number of people on campus. Crowds in the canteens, crowds at the bus stops, and stupidity on the roads. Stress levels are going up, and my stress level just went up because of two near accidents in the span of 1 minute.

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10-Year Series for PSC Interviews

I thought it was interesting to find in the newspapers today two half-pages of articles on the topic of PSC scholarship interviews, and advise for future interviewees on what they should and should not do. It seems like PSC scholarship interviews have become more serious matter than job interviews. Are they going to start publishing 10-year series of PSC scholarship…

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What Can I Use My Samsung Voucher On?

When you register a Samsung product warranty, you get a nice 15% discount voucher to be used on purchases at Samsung’s flagship store at VivoCity. Sounds good huh. I bought a 40″ LCD TV, which comes with a free 26″ LCD TV, and when I register the warranty online, I get yet more discounts. Yup. The problem with the discount…

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False Fire Alarm Again

All the false fire alarms at my home are getting very irritating. They were happening quite frequently at one time, then it got better (i.e. less frequent), then lately, they started to pick up in frequency again. This evening, it rang again, and it lasted for quite a while, because the security guards could not silence or reset the fire…

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Carelessness is Costly

A sign stuck on the tables at a NUS canteen reminds people that carelessness is costly. People are being reminded not to leave belongings unattended. Belongings such as wallets, bags, handphones and notebook computers. I thought to myself, it’s stupidity that is costly here. Why do people leave valuable belongings such as notebook computers unattended in NUS canteens?

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Some H1N1 Humour

After an extended period of harassment from H1N1, people at the office started to turn to some dry H1N1 humour. Even as the Singapore Government turns to mitigation, some other places still implement quarantine and work segregation plans. Colleagues are now discouraged from interacting with each other through direct contact. As a result, we are depending a lot on the…

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Beggars Are Quite Choosy

We had something to dispose of and my wife thought to call the Salvation Army. We had an old sofa that we could donate to them. Now, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with our sofa. Other than the fabric being slightly dirty, the sofa was otherwise in very good condition. I was quite surprised that the Salvation Army actually said they…

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Canadian 2-For-1 Disappointment

Their website says “thin crust is available in all sizes”, but when I called, they did not have any thin crust at all. That was Canadian 2-For-1 Pizza. How disappointing. I used to like ordering Canadian 2-For-1 Pizza. One of the reasons has been the perceived value-for-money: 2 pizzas for the price of 1. But over time, their service has…

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