Thursday, July 26, 2007

High and dry.

So quick. It's my last night here in Australia already. It feels like it was just yesterday that i first laid foot in Perth, braving that 6 miserable hours of cold australia air just to wait for the first flight to Melbourne.

I must say, i have mixed feelings about returning home. 1-2 days ago, i was yearning to go home so badly because it feels really bad to trouble your relatives that much. But now that THE day is tomorrow, i'm kinda wishing time to pass by slowly.

I'm gonna miss winter, the friendly faces in melbourne and although not as good, Sydney as well. I'm gonna miss the animals here. Their zoo is much better than that of Singapore. But i'm definitely not going to miss thefood in sydney. Although i still gourge myself until i'm like 3 or 4 times the size i was, the food in sydney is still worst than the food in singapore. I'm gonna miss nua-ing in melbourne hotel, the stress free life and everythingelse.

OH! and of course, the company as well. There's nobody better to spend the hols with.

There's a small part of me which wants to go home too. But this part is puny. Not because i don't love singapore ( a patroit i am ), but because i simply hate school. And school starts almost immediately after i touch down. Not cirriculum exactly, but FOC. ( Looking on a brighter side, FOC may still rock but i better not get my hopes too high yet. ) I just hate the study school in general. Told you i'm not the study material.

This trip really squeezed me dry. i've used up every cent ( i think ) in my bank. AND the bad news is, this includes my pocket money next mnth. Sooooooooooooo, anybody wanna take care of my living expenses next month? :D

Oh ya, i might put some random pictures up. The rest, i'll load it up to picassa or smth when i have the time. Check it out if you still have my easy-to-rem old hp no. If not, ASK! heh. =)

Bye australia.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Goodday' mate!

In my uncle's place @ Sydney now! weather's @ abt 16 degrees so it's pretty ok compared to Melbourne where it was about 6 degrees. FREEZING!

Sydney's very much like singapore where the streets are busy, filled with overaged hooligans, honking cars and very little smiles. Melbourne on the other hand has the best people around. Everyone..and i mean EVERYONE was friendly. The service there was brilliant too despite them not charging us service charge. Very different from singapore. I know. Coz i'm in service. wahaha..

Pictures will NOT be up due to privacy rights. But if ANYBODY, who still reads this old...boring place and wants to take a peak at how stupid we are, drop me a msg, i'll show em to u.

Blog more when i get home.

Bye bye..

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Paint a rainbow.

In 6 hours times, i'll be seated in a flight bound for Australia. Woo hoo! After 20 years, i'm finally really going there.

Anyway, i was reading up on some stuffs on the changi airport website and check this out:

New Guidelines for Liquids, Aerosols and Gels in Hand-CarrIED Luggage.

The new guidelines on hand-carried luggage are :
a) Liquids, Aerosols and Gels must be in containers with a maximum capacity of not more than 100ml each. Liquids, aerosols and gels in containers larger than 100ml will not be accepted, even if the container is partially-filled;
b) Containers must be placed in a transparent re-sealable plastic bag with a maximum capacity not exceeding 1-litre. These containers must fit comfortably within the transparent re-sealable plastic bag, which must be completely closed;

bla bla bla...

makes sense.


Q1.What are considered Liquids, Aerosols and Gels?

Liquids, Aerosols and Gels include :
Drinks, including water and juices
Soups and sauces
Perfumes and deodorants (liquid or liquid-solid mixture)
Creams, balms, lotions and oils
Cosmetics such as mascara and lip gloss
Pastes, including toothpaste
Pressurised foams and sprays, including shaving foam, hairspray and spray deodorants
Gels, including hair and shower gels
Contact lens solution
Any other items of similar consistency

No water onboard flights.

Now that's a joke.

oh well, i guess safety first.

Bye Bye singapore!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Speak my language.

It's funny how it took me so long to start realising the beauty of knowing various languages / dialects.

It's been roughly a month since work started at fish and co and i've made friends with people from all over the world. There were Phillipinos, malaysians, indonesians, fellow singaporeans and of course, the predominated mynamarians ( from myanmar. ) Everyone have the habit of communicating in their own native language despite being constantly taunted by the words, " channel 5! channel 5! "

The managers will start talking in their mother tongue, the myanmarians will start talking in theirs. Even the malaysians will be consistent! Only we singaporeans will start yakking in a mixture of english , chinese, malay,cantonese, hokkien ( mixed with teochew. ) and the famous annotations of la, lor, meh, mah, hor etc etc etc. And it comes so naturally!

Many people have criticised these " singaporean slang ".. giving it a sloppy, distasteful image. Maybe these people are right. Sometimes, i guess we are ashamed of it ourselves..that's why many of us try to imitate angmohs in their slang and accent.

But what good is Singapore without its la-s, lor-s, meh-s and famous language rojak?

My phillipino colleagues love their language. My myanmarian colleagues love their language. My malaysian colleagues love their language. Only people like me thinks that chinese is disgusting. And i still do! i'ld die trying to have a dialogue in perfect chinese but ahh..when it comes to using specific chinese words to link up my sentences, i'm a pro. Except that i always use the wrongs words.

yes, i'm a chinese sucker. And i bet there are tons of people out there who are like me. That's why we use words from other languages to fill up the missing spaces in our sentences. It's called widening our horizons. hahaha.

I say singapore slang is good. Coz if we wanna bad-mouth others, these victims must not only know english, but must be able to comprehend chinese, malay, cantonese , teochew ( /hokkien) and sometimes, maybe a little japanese as well.


That's why i say..

embrace our singapore slang.
It's what makes us.. UNIQUELY SINGAPORE.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Tioman Dive.

Si, si.
I'm back from Pulau Tioman.
The diving trip was quite an experience i must say,
but i'm not sure if it's in the positive way.
Training sucked.

A major disappointment. Especially with hiccups occurring along the way. But when leisure dive started, things started to look a little brighter.

Went to Sakura to feast after coming back to singapore the other day and you wont believe how dumb the cashier was.

There was a brocheur ( however it's spelt ) that states that buffet's @ $22nett and a board that says $26++ inside the store. So i took the brocheur, went up to the cashier, placed the brocheur on the desk and asked, " what is this? "

The cashier then flashed me her most brilliant smile and replied..

" This is a flyer, mdm. "

How dumb does she think i am?!

okok, i know i've been harping on this for quite some time alrdy.. BUT! WHAT KINDA ANS IS THAT?!

She's lucky she's not working @ Fish n Co. Let HQ hear, confirm die.