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TreeTop Walk


Been a while since I posted something eh. Well, in my defense, I’ve been kinda busy with work, it’s been 5 months since I’ve join this company, and boy, have I been learning lots of new stuff!

Anyway, this post is not about work.

Last Saturday, me and the fine folks at Mensa went for a little trek at MacRitchie Reservoir up to the HSBC TreeTop Walk suspension bridge. It was wonderful! Except for the heavy downpour in the morning at the beginning of the trek… But that didn’t hinder us, we carried on after the rain has subsided.

The view at the suspension bridge was great!



More photos can be found on my flickr photostream

I should do this more often! ^^


She sells cheese pies

Went to Wala Wala last night with Hairol with the intention of getting shitfaced after I got my exam results but instead, we got stuff to the max with pizzas…
Ahhh… Finally a DBS credit card that is not useless. Apparently, DBS and/or AMEX has a promotion with some bars (Wala included) for 1-for-1 on beers, housepours (including soda mixers), pizzas and pastas. Schweet!
So we ordered a Seafood Mariana pizza and a Garlic Chicken pizza. and instead of getting high on alcohol, we almost got sick from all those pizzas.

And did I mentioned that The Unxpected were playing yesterday?
They started off with Keane’s “Everybody’s Changing” and they were awesom, right from the begining. They played a couple of covers and also some of their own songs. And all I could say is that they sound great live. On the second set, they got a birthday boy up to the stage and attempted to get him drunk and recite the “She sells seashells…” tonguetwister. They also introduced a permutation of the tonguetwiste: “She sells cheese pies at the cheese store”. What tonguetwister will you get? Its up to your own imagination.


Tis the season to be jolly

Two weeks into the holidays and Christmas is coming up, lets see how I’ve been doing lately.

Met up with the old gang at Loof for some get together on the 9th. Seems like everyone is doing quite well. Tried to fix Kaisuan’s new phone but seems like somebody superglued the battery panel to the phone… Even enlisted Rain’s colleague to open but no one seems to be able to crack open it. Went to Geylang for supper when we can’t find any movie to catch. Daniel was kind enough to give me a ride home, since he had to drive Rain home and I live quite near her.

Most of holidays I’ve been stuck at home, since my mum got one of her friend to come over and paint the house. I’ve been relegated the duty of housewatching as her friend can only come over after his work and I have to be present to let him in. Still, I did manage to catch Casino Royale with Kenny. He got some free tickets from Vivocity, apparently somebody was giving them away by the bulk, but the tix were valid only after the 7th and only on Monday to Wednesday. Which practically leave Monday and Tuesday to watch the show since the run is ending. Anyway, quite a nice show without all those impossible technology gadget bullshit that the previous show has. And not to mention the Aston Martin DBS, my dream car *drool* (The DB9 is my dream car actually, the DBS’ older brother). Not much air time for the car though, it only appears mainly stationary and for a short while.

Got employed by a friend to help her do some electronic stuff for her model or project or something… Think I spent something like 9 hours on the soldering and stuff… Don’t feel like doing anymore electronic for the rest of my life… Sheesh…

Module bidding next week, the signalling of the start of a new semester. Already decided on what 4 modules to take, can’t make up the fifth one. Hopefully I can get what I want.


I wanna play a game

“Suffering, You Haven’t Seen Anything Yet”

Watched SAW 3 yesterday with Hairol and Ngiap. Quite a gory show, especially the first two murders, although its not as bloody as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.Β  I believe SAW 3 is the goriest of the trilogy, I don’t remember cringing that much when I watched the first two shows.Β  As usual, Jigsaw is clever and crafty in his setup, even in his deathbed. Quite a meaningful movie. (Kinda weird to associate meaningful with a horror flick, huh?)

After the movie, I met up with my army buddies and went to The Mind Cafe at Boat Quay to play board games. Quite a cosy place and the staff there were really friendly. Played a few games like Taboo, Citadel, You’re Pulling My Leg etc. Had a great time there, this proved that you don’t need booze to enjoy yourself.


A fashionable devil

Watched The Devil Wears Prada yesterday at Cineleisure with Hairol. A very nice show with a touch of humour here and there and Anne Hathaway is *hot*. It shows how screwed up it is to work for a demanding boss and Hairol commented on how Miranda Priestley (Meryl Streep) reminded him of his female boss (*shudders*).

Interestingly, Cathay has a 12% discount on movie tickets for UOB cardholders. Hmmm… Didn’t know that and had a pleasant surprise. No regret getting that Campus card. πŸ˜‰

In an unrelated news, I went to Funan yesterday and got the Zeroshock laptop sleeve. So now instead lugging along my laptop bag, I lug along my school bag and carry the laptop in my arms… Hmmm…


Sun, tom yum and spiritual enlightenment

Another 12 hours to my flight to Bangkok with Weiting and Wenjun.

Yep, we are going for a 4-day free and easy tour in Bangkok.

Gonna go pack my stuff now… Damn afraid of forgetting to bring something…

Watch out on this space for photos!

The itinerary I pirate from mrLeaf


Anima Sana In Corpore Sano

Went to Sim Lim Square and Queensway today with Kenny to buy his HDD, RAM and also to string his tennis racket. Met up with him at Bugis MRT and went down to the SISTIC counter first to collect the tickets to Shirlyn Tan’s Newfound Jealousy. In case you are wondering, thats the Shirlyn from The UnXpected band. She’s performing her own original songs at the Esplanade on the 28th. Hairol is the guy responsible for bringing my attention to this performance and sucessfully persuaded me to go… Oh well, here goes my $27. (Suppose to be $25 but those sneaky bastards at SISTIC added another $2 booking fee per tix and a 20 cent handling fee when I have to collect it on my own… Those bloodsuckers… And don’t mention to me the stupid online ticketing system…)

Ticketing Intelligence? Yeah, right…

We walked around Sim Lim Square while Kenny looked for the Best Bargain (pun intended) to get his HDD and RAM. As its a weekday (Monday plus the night before was the World Cup finals), the place was quite empty, not like in the weekends where there were tons of people. I got myself a Sanyo Refresh Quick Charger at Alan Photo. Although I already had a battery charger, the one I got was a super slow charger… It took a whopping 12 hours to fully charge four AA batteries… They say time is money and in this case, I have to spend money to save time.

We made our way down to Queensway next to string Kenny’s racket. Same as SLS, the place was not as crowded as in the weekends due to the weekday and World Cup effect. In fact, a shop owner told me that some of his workers didn’t turn up for work at all after watching the World Cup. Interesting, the shop that Kenny went to string his racket had a ‘waiting list’ even though it’s operating at 33.3% and there isn’t much customer around… Kenny recommended me the ASIC DS Trainer when I was looking around for my running shoes. Its very light and feels comfy when worn. There’s a 25% discount on ASIC shoes in the GSS period so after discount the shoe cost $156. Seems like I’ve been spending quite a lot on shoes lately… I think I’m going broke soon…


Set Lasers for Stun

Went to the PC Show today with Weiting and Jian Jie. This year, it is held at Suntec City instead of the usual Singapore Expo. Interestingly, according to The Straits Times, the expo hall in Suntec is bigger (10,600 sq ft) than Singapore Expo (10,000 sq ft). Always thought that Singapore Expo has a bigger area than Suntec… Also, the exposition is only confined to the sixth floor, as compared to the previous IT Show which was held on the fourth and sixth floor.

Anyway, reached Suntec at around half past noon. The crowd there was still bearable. Weiting was hunting for a digital camera, so I accompanied him around the hall looking at cameras. Quite a few nice looking show girls giving out pamplets and together with interesting stuff to look at, it was quite hard to concentrate and either of them πŸ˜›
Went down for lunch at around 1pm and when we went up after that, the crowd was significantly larger. Continued to "look-see" and I bought a laser printer when we were about to leave. The laser printer I bought is a Brother HL-2040 which is selling at $178 with a free trolley, toner and USB cable. Was suppose to get a USB cable but I think they left it out… Anyway, a USB cable is quite cheap as compared to a toner which they didn't leave out. πŸ˜€

A pretty good printer I should say. Very fast warm up and the printout is also fast and clear. According to online reviews, the toner also last quite a long time and 300dpi and toner save mode. Together with the free toner, I think it'll last me a long time πŸ˜‰


I’m gonna gas you so hard…

Caught the movie Over The Hedge over at Cathay Cineleisure yesterday with Hairol. Wanted to book the tickets at first but something screwed up and Hairol can't book it online so I went down to get the tix personally. It seems like Cathay only release row C onward for booking and reserve row A and B for walk-in purchases. When I went to website, the entire top row was fully booked but when I went to the box office, the top two rows were totally free. So guys, if you want really good seats, go early to the box office and buy them.

Anyway, back to the show. A very funny show I should say. Its also very exaggerated, especially in the R.J. opening up the bag of nachos scene and the "The Depelter Turbo 2000" scene. A very good show. It seems like lately, Hollywood've been working hard. Putting out good shows instead of lousy ones.


So Dark The Con Of Man

Went to watch The Da Vinci Code yesterday with Hairol at Cineleisure. A very good show, especially when you've already read the book. The movie helps you to visualise the book, enabling you to see many of the scenes which you can only imagine when reading the book. Due to time constraint, some parts of the book are left out in the movie and also for the continuity, many scenes are different from the book and being rushed through. But hey, you can't be really true to the book, otherwise, you'll get a four hour movie instead of a two hour one and the budget will be astronomical. The movie, same as the book, can really make a believer out of you at some point of the movie. Making you really think that Jesus had a wife and descendants. The CGI are superb, with the camera weaving in and out of cars, rooms and also the recreation of places like Westminster Abbey etc. A really good movie which I recommend everyone to watch it. If you've watch the movie and haven't read the book yet, I'll suggest you read it as it is more detailed. I really hope they make a prequel to the movie, Angels and Demon, but I doubt so as it would be impossible to get access to the Vatican City for a 'blasphemous' show.