Hong Wei fell sick.
The usual coughing and sneezing of that running nose.
Thank you all for the concerns on Facebook, Twitter. Was on two days medical leave, will be back to work tomorrow! ( However still thinking if i were to attend the bbq event on Friday... should i go? )
There were a few of my friends, also falling sick..
To all of you out there, please take care and drink tons of water !!
It's been a busy week, feel so sleepy and tired, i slept half the Saturday away! =P
Penny Dai, one of my favourite singer and songwriter, has a new song !
Named, 光著我的腳ㄚ子, it also can be translated into "Baring My Feet". How comfortable it is to bear your feet and walk on the grass ? Come to think of it, nowadays do out kids or even ourself have more interaction with the nature?
Everyday, what we see are, concrete walls. =)
I feel her songs and her singing are really comfortable to listen to and you can just keep repeating it.
Today, like a regular event, brother's girlfriend came over the house for lunch..
As i was rushing out to meet my friends, i went out straight after lunch.
While i was wearing my shoes, Grandma, sitting at her favourite spot of the sofa..
Suddenly said : "Ah Wei ah... Time to go find a girlfriend already..."
I was shocked, as this was first time she said this to me, so i only smiled back saying : "Yes, am trying hard.."
And, rushed out of the house.
She was not the only one in the family "hinting" me.. anyway.. (Mum, Uncles, Aunties..)
With another wedding dinner of a classmate on coming Monday, what Grandma said to me keep repeating in my mind.
Not that i din work hard, alright...
Many years back, i did bring a girlfriend home.. but broke up with her.
During Army days, there was another girlfriend, which she broke up with me..
Both relationship was less than a year.
Anyway, the both ex-girlfriends are doing good and got married, in which i am happy for them too. =)
And Fate stopped there. (Since year 2000? Lost count too...)
Today i knock off on time. However i took 1.5 hours to reach home, instead of the usual 45mins...
When i open the door..
Mama : Worked overtime today ah?
Me : Nope, i could not squeeze out of the MRT when the station reached.. so i send my colleagues home, took the train back from Marsiling..
Mama : Why din you say excuse me ?
Me: We were so packed in the train, Mama..
Mama : Wah, now train so packed meh??
Me : It is, Mama..
I think she forgot i showed her this, last night.
You don't need to squeeze, people push you into the train.
Last month, brother told me someone from Ministry of Manpower Singapore (MOM) called, about a survey.
Might be a one time survey, i am thinking.... (so be it.)
Yet, i am wrong!
Today someone called again, and the anxious parents, knowing it was a call from Government sector, panicked. With their limited English words, they asked the person to call later, when i get home from work.
Indeed, a guy called. At 9:30pm.
First thing i asked him : "So late you all still working ah??"
Anyway from the about 15 minutes phone conversation (and me teasing him), i realized the survey had to be done 6 months, and on monthly basis.
To minimize the parents from being panicked, i requested the next month to call to my mobile phone.
Was at Jurong Point Shopping centre on Sunday afternoon with my friend.
We walked past NTUC fairprice, and saw a long queue.
Being the typical Kaypo Singaporean, we joined in the queue(Without knowing what it is for.)
A sweet young girl, passed us a piece of note, asking us to fill in our particulars and some wishes to our Team Singapore, for the 26th SEA Games live in Indonesia!
That's all we need to do!!
You get a chance to spin the wheel and win some souvenirs!!
This was what i wrote.
And what did i get for the wheel?
I got a scarf !!! And the paper fan was given to me by my friend. HAHA!!
"In a Chinese online forum, netizens slammed the girl for going out with the guy, calling them 'Beauty and the Beast'. They wonder why such a beautiful girl would go out with a guy who is below average looking. "It's funny how we are so obsessed with looks, especially when it comes to dating -- that beautiful people should only go out with people who are aesthetically compatible with them."
"And in this guy's case, netizens also wonder if he's rich. "Of course, she can't possibly be interested in him because he is simply a nice guy, can she?
Yes, i admit, the guy was not THAT handsome. However, from what i see, the couple was happy together. Although people will always associate the 帅哥配美女 (Handsome guy & Pretty girl) idea in them.. there are still people who are not so particular with the outlook of a person.
Being a couple, they should be happy together, as the two of them might be there with each other as partner for the rest of their life!
Come on, people!
Stop gauging people, or couple by their outlooks.
Look at their characters, behaviours, and inner beauty.
Being ugly, or not that handsome is not end of the world.
Just be YOURSELF!
May this song motivate you, like how it did to me.
Dr Ong, a five-term MP, was very diligent about his Meet-The-People sessions, said Mr Chan Wee Lee, a Jurong town council manager in charge of Bukit Batok since 2001.
'He'd make sure he saw all the residents personally. He'd come around 8pm and go home around midnight,' said Mr Chan, 41.
Like the other grassroots leaders, he ticked off a list of projects Dr Ong had implemented for his constituents.
In 2001, he introduced free daily dinners for about 100 needy people.
He started a bursary scheme for about 200 to 300 students from lower-income families who did not qualify for Edusave bursaries. which give $150 to $400 to students with good grades from lower-income homes.
Last year, he had 10 plasma TV sets, each 43-inch wide, installed at senior citizen's corners.
He contributed a lot in making Bukit Batok, the place i am staying now, so well maintained.
And came up with the idea of having a large screen projector whereby residents of this area can enjoy a movie night together, under the moonlight.
According to mum, during a house visiting session, he actually came into our house and talked to us, i had not much memories of this, but seeing him at a few events within the neighbourhood.. to me, he was a humble and helpful man.
This was further confirmed from the aunties and uncles whom Dr Ong helped when he was the MP.
One mentioned he was very friendly.
The other said he was so helpful, and very "people-oriented"
And it has been 3 years, since you left this world.
This is just a post to remind ourself :
Life is short, and unpredictable. Live everyday happily.
As we advance or get commercialized , many things and buildings changes. The environment changes too.
During our parent's generation, they can run around in farms, and going all around to catch fishes, spiders.Their hands and feet touches the nature almost everyday.
All they see are things of nature : the trees, the green grass, the nice blue skies.
Nowadays, it is tough to find place that can bring us nearer to nature.
Located at Lim Chu Kang area, it is the only frog breeder in Singapore and a member of the Kranji Countryside Association.It is an eye opener to those who have never seen thousands of frogs croaking and feeding at the same time.
They have guided tours which are filled with fun facts about the frog's characteristics, habitat, mating habits and conservation. The hands-on-the-frog session is literal- here is where you’ll get to touch the skin of the frog and wonder at its softness.
(Picture taken from their website)
We only learn about frogs, of how they grow from a tadpole, to a frog. Now, at Jurong Frog Farm, you can actually get to touch them!! Hands on, hor!! =)
They are located at: 51 (PLOT56) Lim Chu Kang Lane 6 S(718864)
1. Bus 975 ( Board bus from BUS STOP OPPOSITE LOT 1, CCK, there will be a 10 mins walk from the bus stop into Lane 6; look out for lamp post 42) 2. Kranji EXpress Shuttle ( KRANJI MRT, from 9am, every 1.5 hourly)
My new colleagues are a group of people, who can talk about almost everything under the sun. At a lunch one day, they started telling me to get a Thailand girlfriend, since i am handling the Thailand account of the company..
And coincidently, while surfing Youtube, i came across this video, with a very sweet girl in the video..
I could not understand what she was singing... luckily some kind person actually translated it to chinese!
Last night, i was having dinner with my friends..
Suddenly we notice a girl standing beside the table of the table behind us.
It was the maid of a family.
She (The Arrowed) was standing beside the table, while the employer (The Circled) was sitting down and eating.
"How can they do that!!" Our whole table screamed.. and started commenting on it, while i took this picture..
And with all this talking, the guy did not ask the poor girl to sit, and eat together with the family.. he even asked her to clean up the table.. (By the way, we are at Sakae Sushi restaurant.) She was there, standing, and looking at the guy, eating..
Either he "act blur" and did not hear our loud comments, or he could not understand English. *winks*