Sunday, August 28, 2005
It seems that nowadays, almost everyone owns a digital camera. When I tell people I prefer the good ol’ manual mechanical SLR, the response tends to be "Why don’t you buy a digital SLR?"
Saturday, August 27, 2005
After my PSC interview this afternoon, I saw two guys chasing this other dude in City Hall MRT station. They ran from the level below the control station to the level below that and then back up to the control station level. All this time shouting "Stop him! Stop him!" I guessed the guy in front was probably a thief but no one knew for sure because the guys chasing him only yelled "Stop him! Stop him!". Being able to run through a crowd so quickly without tripping or getting caught (not yet anyway) is actually quite impressive. Too bad he wasn't anywhere near me or else I can try some Army close combat moves I just learnt on him.
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Monday was Combat Shoot. For those who didn't serve real National Service, Combat Shoot is when soldiers use their rifles to shoot 90 targets in the day, 90 targets at night, 6 targets at a time in teams of 6 people. You are considered a marksman if your team got 144 hits out of the 180. That's an average of 24 hits out of 30 per person. And here comes the most important part - you get $200 for being a marksman.
Aaawwww... free meal!!! Sigh
Sunday, August 21, 2005
I was playing Jeopardy (the computer game based on the game show in the U.S.) with my friend yesterday. One of the questions that appeared in the Sports category had the answer "Mario Lemieux". I thought really hard and I couldn't remember Mario's last name. That's when it hit me that I haven't been in Canada for a really long time now. Damn! I'm starting to forget small details of Canada bit by bit without even realizing it.
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Saturday, August 06, 2005
1. Granny Smith and her apple
Monday, August 01, 2005
8th July 2005, 0018h. That was the first time I saw a real live scorpion in my 24 years of existence. It goes to show how urbanized Singapore is that one never really see such stuff around any more. Of course, seeing a real live scorpion is nothing compared to experiencing its sting first hand, which was what I did before I actually saw the scorpion.
haha.. bai du bu qin!? the first sting sensitises you to worse allergic reactions on the next sting. you prob end up with swollen body and breathing problems.. keep some antihistamines on the next training. might just save your life and qin your du!! heh..
shucks! and i thought the human body was so adaptive. oh well, i won't be training in thailand any more. next overseas training should be new zealand and there are NO scorpions there, yay!
NZ is a great place! i hope you have some free time to go around. Do try bungee jumping, sky diving, white water rafting and even hiking. the forests in NZ are pretty safe from nasty snakes and scorpions! when will that be?
probably early next year. i doubt there'll be so much freedom, it is an army exercise after all haha. but my friends and i will probably rent a car and drive out of town during the rest period if possible.
ever tot abt snake bites?? get biten too often and you'll turn allergic to anti-venoms.
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