Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
I welcome rain,but not close to Chinese New Year. Rain will prove too inconvenient for many doing all the purchasing of Chinese New Year goods. One would need to bring umbrella, jostle with some crowds and batter with the rain and some puddles of water. I think if the rain were to continue, outdoor Chinese New Year businesses, the like of Chinatown will be affected because everyone would be avoiding outdoors and choose to patronize indoor shopping malls too.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Being a weekday, the lanes were generally not crowded, so we had ease navigating along the Chinatown lane.
Monday, January 24, 2011
New millionaires will be minted this coming Friday when the $5 million TOTO draw takes place. Normally this kind of grand draw will attract the number of punters multiple size of the norm. Hence I believe there will be more than 1 winner and the pie will get smaller with that. Nevertheless, I am still placing a bet in the draw as doing so will still give me a chance to win the coveted sum, no matter how minute that possibility will be! If one does not buy, then he will have no chance at all.
As reported in the newspapers yesterday, a growing number of patients have taken to blogging to document their daily fight against their conditions.
As an avid blogger, I recognise how blogs can serve as a form of catharsis to all people, regardless of their backgrounds. Blogs can serve as powerful viaducts for emotions as well as for the need to share for people.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
The earth is really sick. I mean natural anomalities seem to be occuring very very frequently. There was a volcanic eruption in Indonesia some weeks earlier too. And back in Singapore, we are experiencing very cold January these days.
Is this the omen that the end of the earth, as what believers of the Mayan Doomsday theory predicted, is soon upon us on 12 Dec 2012? Interestingly enough, US researchers discovered that an ailen ship is heading towards Earth and will arrive on 12 Dec 2012!
Would that day be the end of the world? I do not think so. What I think is that that would be a new world order. As a Buddhist, I believe there is still time for the world. The future Buddha, Buddha Maitreya has not arrived yet, he would arrive when Dharma is forgotten in the realm of human.
I have read that the proportion of Buddihists in Singapore has decreased. I believe that a new world order is in the making. The world is now very chaotic these days... man-made and natural. Dharma has been forgotten by many, including my colleagues who hatch evil plots, who suck up to bosses and carry balls of directors and tell evil untrue stories of better capable colleagues like me to them. The world is full of very evil people these days bullying the good-natured and dilligent folks. Promiscuity, greed and all the sins of the human are on the rise.
I think that as a result of the declining morality of human, mother nature is ill too. There would be a new world order. Kindness and Love should soon grow in this world. Evil doers like my colleagues and some of the people I know would be punished. The universal laws of Karma would still be relevant in this changing world.
Folks, if you are moral and honest like me but are still being harmed by others, never give up but still persist towards your goals. I believe like me, you would be amply rewarded and all the evil doers would be punished.
I have watched on Chinese New Year days movies on Mediacorp's chinese channels which I have watched on previous Chinese New Year years ago! Today, a trailer for Mediacorp's movies to be telecasted on the coming Chinese New Year days caught my eyes.... alamak.. "Shi Sheng" starring Stephen Chow! I have watched it countless time at many Chinese New Year days already and this film has been "recycled" many many times already! Mediacorp should not crimp during Chinese New Year. It should show new shows and exciting films on such annual great festive seasons!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
But when she started to sing, the critics were stunned. Gaps of awe, thunders of applause soon ensued. Click here.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Singapore Chinese New Year 2011: why you should not be happy when you receives $20 in Hong Bao this year!
Singapore Chinese New Year will be upon us in less than 3 weeks time. Before I start this annual post on my feelings, observations, experiments about Chinese New Year once again. I would like to wish all of you, a Happy Chinese New Year!
Monday, January 10, 2011
I used to enjoy cold weather but it seems a tad cold these few nights with continuous rain. It is known that very cold weather makes people pessimistic and some statistics point to a high suicide rate in countries with long cold seasons.
Sunday, January 09, 2011
The first week of a brand new year 2011 has passed. I still recall one week earlier, the whole world is ushering in a brand new year. Time really flies! Today, I asked about a young cousin whom I last seen as a toddler but I was surprised to learn that he is now in Primary School! So it was some tens of years that I have last seen him!
Time really flies and I am getting older as well. Today, I bumped into a ex-JC friend, our eyes met but we did not speak to each other after having not seen others for tens of years. We were not close during schooling then, and hence it seemed awkward that we would to speak tens of years later. Hence we walked passed away each other.
From my experience, as one gets older, it is harder to have good lasting friends. As time passes, everyone is busy with his or her endeavours or activities, hence friendship will wane after sometimes unless one meet very often. To me, it is okay not to have too many friends because I do not have time for them as well. I do not have time to sit around talking with them, time is too much of essence to me, to achieve my goals in this fast paced society.
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Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Monday, January 03, 2011
Today is the first work day of year 2011. Students are lucky, they get to go to school only tomorrow. The first day of the year at work is important, if you can say that I am superstitious. Lucky, today’s work day turned out well. I am soaked in work from morning to night. I hope to have more career luck and be recognised for the work I have put in over these years.
Saturday, January 01, 2011
This year is the first year that the whole of the Marina Bay attractions are opened for the countdown. The crowd who gathered at Marina Bay was not smaller. There were simply thousands and thousands of people around my wife and I when we gathered to sit at the Promenade near to 11pm. There, we sat till 12 am, awaiting for the grand fireworks display