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September 27, 2010 · Posted in Thumb Gallery · 1 Comment 
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Free Breeze Washing Detergent in Mailbox

September 26, 2010 · Posted in Anything · 2 Comments 

Last Wednesday, when I came home and opened my mailbox, I got quite a pleasant surprise! I can assure you that this freebie do not come by everyday – there was a box of Breeze washing detergent in the mailbox.

Mind you, it is a box containing a bottle (not just sachets). Perhaps, I got too used to seeing letters and bills inside the mailbox that I became too petrified to look forward to it. However, I guess the pleasant surprise has changed my mindset.

I also heard from my other family members, who told me that they received this too… Ah! Looks like the company is marketing quite heavily on this product. If you are using or have used this, feel free to comment, I’d love to know how good it is.

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Free Seasons Drink at Orchard

September 26, 2010 · Posted in Anything · Comment 

I was at Orchard Road “window-shopping” today. Then, something caught my eyes. A booth was set out beside the traffic junction near to Orchard building. As I approached nearer, they were giving out FREE F&N Seasons Ice Lemon Green Tea.

This could not have come at a better time as the weather is pretty hot. Cladding with white skirts, there were two young ladies at the counter giving out the free drinks. Luckily, the queue isn’t that bad. At any point in time, there was no more than 20 people in the queue.

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NTU Drops in World Ranking 2010

September 18, 2010 · Posted in Anything · 2 Comments 

The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has found itself dropped more than 100 position from the recent report by THE World University Rankings 2010, at 174th position. The ranking system is based on the new methodology that focuses more on research, teaching and knowledge transfer.

Having said that, another Singapore-based university, National University of Singapore (NUS), continue to maintain its position in the top 100, at 34th position, a drop of 4 places since last year.

The top 3 universities are from the US; Harvard University, California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It will certainly be a long while before an Asia-based academic institution gets its podium in the top 3.

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IPPT 2010

September 14, 2010 · Posted in Rant Corner · 1 Comment 

That’s the thing about Singapore (males). All healthy guys are to take IPPT every year and this goes the same for me. Reluctantly, I have to book a slot for myself. It is okay to go for the test; but not with the penalty if we fail the test, for example, to take up RT (Remedial Training).

Anyway, that’s life here – so, stop moaning (to myself) and get some exercise…. Looks like I have to start jogging every night to get my fitness level back up. Otherwise, I would expect myself to fail miserably.

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Record Hit Most Users Online 2010

September 8, 2010 · Posted in Site Info · Comment 

On the last day of last month, my website, just hit the record number of visitors concurrently visiting the site. I have strong belief that it is due to one of the posts that I published recently – which made the difference.

Looking back at the historical records and some of the logs, it seems quite true. The NSRA post was likely the determining factor. Posted at half past 1 in the afternoon, and the hit reached the peak at quarter past 4 (nearly 3 hours later).

Well, at least there are 2 good signs; firstly, it demonstrates that the website can handle that great amount of load, and secondly, there is value in this site – not just another ranting blog. Nonetheless, I hope it brings some good returns as well.

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Avoid Swimming in Pasir Ris Beach

September 7, 2010 · Posted in Anything · Comment 

Beach Swimming at Pasir RisThe National Environment Agency (NEA) has advised the public in Singapore to stay away from swimming in the Pasir Ris Beach water as their latest annual report shows that the samples collected contains over 7 percent of enterrococcus, which is a form of bacteria that appears in human feces.

Other beaches are still considered as good or very good quality; hence safer to swim. The recommendation by NEA is to avoid swimming in the Pasir Ris Beach until the next review; that is, next year August 2010.

A word of advice, better be safe than sorry.

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Doctor Visit to Dr. Winston Hwang in 2010

September 6, 2010 · Posted in Rant Corner · Comment 

Dr. Winston HwangThis morning, I woke up with a terrible cough. I knew last night that I wasn’t feeling well because of the hot-and-cold feeling that was felt internally in me.

To make sure things do not get worse, I drank a glass if water and slept without air-condition. Thought that it is best not affect colleagues from the company. I paid a visit to Dr Hwang, my doctor since when I was a kid. Not bad, the nurse cab recognize me, i.e. Who my mum is (not that my mum was with me).

At the end, several medicine and capsules… That is the drawback.

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