Saturday, December 31, 2005
My New Year resolution for 2006 is to find the winning ticket to a billion-dollar lottery that someone accidentally dropped, buy my way out of National Service and live on the interest for the rest of my life. And perhaps fund any projects that can potentially destroy Microsoft if I have the spare cash. What? You don't think I'll succeed? Well, isn't that the whole point of New Year resolutions, making claims which usually end up unfulfilled and reused a year later. How many people you know actually manage to quit smoking or lose weight (and I don't mean a hundred grams lighter)?
I stumbled upon your entry commenting about quiz shows and the lack of any good ones in Singapore. I have to agree with you that there doesn't seem a great deal of appeal for quiz shows locally. It's nice to meet another Singaporean that loves general knowledge and quizzes. I appeared on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Singapore when serving NS, and I also did Singapore's Brainiest Scholar. If you get the chance you should try out for some of these gameshows as well.
That's cool man. Too bad I didn't get to watch Singapore's Brainiest Scholar. I must be on one of those overseas army exercises. Don't think I'll ever join a gameshow though, my knowledge is too unevenly distributed that I'll probably get kicked out in the first round for failing to answer a question about popular actors or the latest TV show.
I am sure its not so bad. Being an arts student I am pretty clueless in general about science, but it is definitely possible to get by. Studying in the UK now it a lot more fun as quizzing is very popular here. There are pub quizzes everywhere. I have also taken part in a couple of prestigous UK gameshows which is good fun.
hey yiheng nice saying... why wait till new year then have resoultion? u can plan it anytime!
Saturday, December 17, 2005
I spent the past two weeks in the forested areas of Singapore training for the upcoming overseas military exercise. I usually make use of these opportunities to look at the wildlife of Singapore. I must say I saw quite a number of interesting insects, arachnids and miscellaneous crawlies like tiny slugs (they sure look gross). There was this spot where I was doing stand-to (i.e. hide in the bushes with the ants and mosquitoes and prepare to shoot any non-existent enemies) that had at least 10 different types of spiders (what I counted at a glance)!
no lah, i didn't take that picture, got it from the Peiker guy's site. But my unit does have a guy who's the combat photographer lor
Sunday, December 04, 2005
For those of you who have never heard of the UNESCO World Heritage List, here's an introduction from their site:
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