Saturday, May 28, 2011

Happenings from 23 to 27 May 2011

Hello all! How are you all doing?
I was sick, and took a day MC yesterday. =(

Anyway, over the past week, my colleague brought me to a nice place for dinner last Tues. =)

The name of the place: Vintage Delicafe.
It is located at 66 Bussorah Street 199479 (nearest MRT station: Bugis) and halal too! =)
You can visit their website HERE.


It is a cosy place, and serves nice pasta! 
Do book table as its full house on days like Friday nights.


I took the Aglio Olio with sliced Dory Fish.
(Pasta* sautéed with garlic, capsicum in olive oil served with sliced dory fish)

 
Yums!

* * * * * * * *
We always come across weird/unusual happenings, this is what i encountered last week.


Firstly, last Sat while on the way for my Passion Run, i saw this on the MRT..


The uncle (folding arms in this picture.) ''drive'' the mini motor right into the MRT cabin! At first i thought he was having some medical problems, but was shocked when he stood up to sit on the seats!!

He later took out his plastic box(i guess its his lunch) and started cleaning it with tissue papers and throwing small pieces of left over food on the seats..
-___-"


Another unusual thing i saw during the dinner on Tuesday.

 
The funny traffic light!
One was facing the pedestrian, the other facing the opposite way!!
(My colleagues were laughing at me, while i took this. HAHA.)


* * * * * * * *


And, i got myself this!! =D



=)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

100 Plus Passion Run 2011 - 21 May 2011

My first 12km run.

With not much training before hand, my leg muscles cramped towards the last 3km.. however i pulled through it..

Overall all, was a good experience..
Running along the running track of East Coast Park, with the sea breeze blowing at you, and of course, plenty of water points (100 Plus!!)

Surprises me when i bumped into 2 of my friends, while running. HAHA!
Coincidence! =)

After about 1 hour and 50mins of jogging, and walking, this was what i was aiming for!



My finisher medal!
The lanyard was so nice, right? =)



And i think i should invest on this NWZ-W252 Walkman® Player as my companion while jogging...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mum's nanny, passing away..

Today during lunch, we got a phone call.
Mum's nanny passed away in hospital this afternoon.

My bowl of porridge suddenly turned bitter, upon hearing this news.

She was such a nice lady, who took care of my mum during her younger times.
Mum brought me along when i was a kid to visit her house.
And every time we are there, she would make milo, take out the biscuits and starting serving us.

However, due to a fall, few years back, she was being bed ridden and only survived on a tube, transferring milk through her mouth.

Few months back, Mum and i visited her again in the nursing home she was staying in.
As she was not able to talk, all she could do was stare at us. I am sure she still can recognize us, but she just could not talk.

Although we expected such things, but i did not want it to happen so soon.

Death is a debt we all must pay. ~Euripides

Only problem is : when?

Dear Nanny, Thank you for the great memories.
Please take care of yourself in the other world.

Dear Mum, Stay strong. *HUGS*

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Best of Both Worlds.

What is the meaning of Best of Both Worlds?

As according to an online website called "thefreedictionary.com", it means: a situation wherein one can enjoy two different opportunities. (*Typically: enjoy ~; have ~; live in ~.)

For me, i always wanted to be able to stay home, do my own things, and still get paid. HAHA!
Guess this will never happen, we all got to work hard to earn the $ before we can enjoy.

What do you hope to be able to do so that you can enjoy the Best of Both Worlds?

But no fears, i have some good things to share with you all, whereby you can get the Best of Both or even the whole World! =P

*Rolls Drums*

Brother International Singapore, a leader in home and business IT peripherals that focuses on the ‘Customer-First’ approach, introduces three new models to its line of full A3 Colour Inkjet Multi-Function Centres (MFCs) for Small Offices and Home Offices (SOHOs) and Small Medium Businesses (SMBs)!
The well-designed and urbane series consists of MFC-J6510DW, MFC-J6710DW and MFC-J6910DW!

“Brother takes pride in leading the pack with advanced products and capabilities. As the creator of the World’s First A3 Colour Inkjet MFC, Brother continues to support SOHO and SMB customers with a new range of full A3 Colour Inkjet MFCs. This series greatly expands business possibilities, with the A3 prints, scans, faxes and copies now all achievable with greater ease with just one machine, while realising even more cost savings and time efficiency. Brother not only takes care of the bigger picture, but the fundamental details as well,” said Mr Takeo Shimazu, Managing Director, Brother International Singapore Pte Ltd.

All three models have these overall functions of :



They all can Print, Fax, Copy and Scan!



Let's take a look at each of them.

1) MFC-J6510DW

Priced at $488, this model has the Professional A3 Colour Inkjet Multi-Function Centre with up to A3 Automatic Double-Sided Printing and Wireless Networking.

This inkjet MFC comes complete with A3 capabilities. You can now create impressive A3 print outs such as posters or presentations at the comfort of your home or office without the need to outsource.

COOL!

2) MFC-J6710DW


Priced at $548, This versatile and feature-packed A3 Colour Inkjet MFC comes with high paper capacity over dual paper trays.

Creating A3 print outs are a breeze with added features like automatic double-sided printing. It also comes with dual tray and super high yield ink cartridges for that high volume print jobs.

COOL ! !

3) MFC-J6910DW

Priced at $628, this model allows you to print up to A3 on user-friendly 3.3" touchscreen LCD.

With this A3 inkjet MFC, you will save time and money by performing jobs in house rather than outsourcing them. Save more money by choosing the super high yield cartridges.



COOL ! ! !


Summary of the Pricing, Availability, Warranty and Support

Model
Price
Warranty
MFC-J6510DW
$488
18-months collect & return
MFC-J6710DW
$548
18-months collect & return
MFC-J6910DW
$628
18-months collect & return
 
 
 
Ink Cartridges (High-yield)
Price
Page Yield*
LC73BK
$32
600 pages
LC73C/M/Y
$19 each
600 pages
 
 
 
Ink Cartridges (Super High-yield)
Price
 
LC73XL-BK
$59
2400 pages
LC73XL-C/M/Y
$29 each
1200 pages
 
*Approximate cartridge yield is declared in accordance with ISO/IEC 24711

Something to add on, while Brother’s high-yield ink cartridges have been highly popular among offices for its cost effectiveness with large print volumes, Brother has pushed past boundaries and took a step further with the super high-yield ink cartridges, which have made printing even more affordable!
Their new monochrome ink cartridge promises to boost 600 printable pages to an amazing 2,400 printable pages.
Therefore with lower consumption of cartridges, it helps you to be more environmentally friendly while keeping expenditures low.

Lastly, all the three full A3 Colour Inkjet MFCs are wireless-network enabled, making connectivity to various computers in a workgroup convenient and fuss-free.

So what are you waiting for?

Get the bigger picture now with the fully A3-enabled Colour Inkjet MFCs, and start reaping greater returns of investments with Brother at your side!

=)
 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

First run of year 2011.

Oh goodness me, i just had a 12 hours sleep from last night! Initially was planning a nap, but i sleep till the next morning... Zzzz..

By the way, yesterday was with my friends to collect the goodie bag for a run.
The 100 Plus PAssion Run, on the 21st May (which is next Sat) , my first run event of Year 2011, and more to come! =)

Let's show off the goodie bag.


The most significant was the Anlene packet drinks(expensive but good stuff), in which i presented to my Mum.
Next was the pulse watch, in which is useful to me, as im in need of a sports watch. LOL
The purple coloured singlet was my favourite too!(oops..)


The thick-skinned me also want to be a Gung Ho runner! HAHA..!

And ya, "Pursuant to Section 49, Sub-Section 7E, Paragraph A of the Parliamentary Elections Act."
Returning Officer and Chief Executive Director of the People's Association, Mr Yam Ah Mee, invites you to PAssion Movie Night on 21 May 2011 at East Coast Park, E2 too! =)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Stefanie Sun gets married ! =)

One on my favourite Singapore singers, Stefanie Sun gets married!

Actually i did no get to know this, until my Mm told me about it on Tuesday night. (LOL)
I think i am really outdated on news recently.. Need to do some catching up on news soon!


Quoted from HERE:
SINGAPORE'S very own pop princess, Stefanie Sun, has officially tied the knot.
Yesterday, the 32-year-old wed her boyfriend, Mr Nadim van der Ros, in a traditional wedding ceremony. Later in the evening, the two arrived at luxury hotel Capella Singapore on Sentosa to host a wedding dinner that began at 7pm.

Sun and Mr van der Ros, an engagement director at marketing agency Possible Worldwide, have been dating for five years.



So sweet right?

And anyway, my ex gf (we broke up 10years ago) is also getting married this month too!
Congrats, and All The Best! =)

Off to bed, am really lacking on the sleeping time, too...
Zzzz...

Sunday, May 8, 2011

My virgin voting experience..

7 May 2011.
I did my virgin vote in my almost 30 years in Singapore!

  • Went to the polling station, full of excitement.
  • Crowd was not that much, and everyone looked stern. 
  • Few policemen were around there too.. and the ground were nicely labelled, guiding us all along in the polling station.
  • The area was nicely organized and voting was done, within 5 mins! (Must clap hands to this part.)

Mark a big "cross" against the party you want to vote for.

DONE!
=)














I shall keep this slip in my "mooncake" steel box, till 5 years later. LOL!

And then last night i was too excited to sleep, and stayed up till 1:30am to watch the results. (Even though i was working the next day, Sunday..)


Results in picture format.


*Please click to view bigger image*


Credits to: Wikipedia

PAP still win most of the seats.
And my personal favourite Nicole Seah, din win. SAD!
Not much changes, just hope that our life will get along normally, praying hard things won't get more expensive!

Anyway, just for laughs: someone made this video of Mr Yam Ah Mee, the Returning Officer for the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections. 
Video was of him sayng those words over and over again as he read the results of our elections.



And i realized, I am like working 6.5 days out of 7 days this week.(luckily for the Labour Day holiday on Monday) And my weekends, burnt. =(

Another new week ahead, i need to rest well.

How was your weekends, my dear friends? =)

Friday, May 6, 2011

One day before voting day, the Cooling Off Day..

Tomorrow is the day we cast our votes.
So today was a "cooling day'.

Quoted from HERE : Cooling-off Day is a day when campaigning is disallowed and election
advertising must not be published or displayed. This is to let voters reflect rationally
on various issues raised at an election before going to the polls.


So, no more rally to go to.

Anyway, I think it's not so ''cool'' for me, as my nose suddenly bleed, while i was surfing on my laptop in my room.



After discovering it, i quickly ran out of room, used a piece of toilet paper, to stop the bleeding. (Just like when you meet a tap leaking, quickly find cloth to try to stop it.)

I must be lacking of rest or sleep..

And, im working this weekends.

Sobs...

Monday, May 2, 2011

Obama says: Osama bin Laden killed in shootout,

Today's top news, the death of Osama bin Laden.

Quoted from Yahoo.sg : 
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a firefight with U.S. forces in Pakistan on Sunday, ending a nearly 10-year worldwide hunt for the mastermind of the September 11 attacks.



After so long and the super lasting game of 'Hide and Seek", he was finally dead.

And like Megatron in Transformers (Who copy who?), Osama bin Laden is also being buried under the sea!
Read the article HERE.

However, with this news, will there be more troubles?
His followers taking revenge ?
An Osama bin Laden II ??
Blah Blah Blah..

I don't dare to think.

Let's just get going into our normal life, and stay happy everyday.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Miss Tin Pei Ling, being featured on shiokjapan!

Got this picture from forums and Twitter.

Our famous Ms Kate Spade People's Action Party (PAP) candidate for Marine Parade, Miss Tin Pei Ling's picture, was being use on Shiok Japan !


Original. 


Image from: ShiokJapan

It was actually for the ShiokJapan! Election Day Photography Competition.

All you have to do: think of a really cool pose (no need with Kate Spade products) take photo and submit your entry! HAHA!

But then, they used her photo, no problems with copyright issues?
Hmm..... Hmm.....
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