Saturday, March 31, 2012

Yoga poses

I have taken to more research and self practice of yoga in order to keep my body fit. In this hectic society of ours, we do not lead a very healthy lifestyle as there are just so many things and committment for everyone of us to do. However I believe it is very important to be healthy. In fact, I rank Health before Family as without Health, no matter how I am committed to Family, I cannot take care of my family members.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Earth Hour 2012

Tomorrow 31 Mar 2012 2030 hrs to 2130 hrs will be the annual Earth Hour. Earth hour is dedicated to raising awareness for environment conservation. In this hour, Singaporeans are encouraged to switch off electrical appliances and join the thousands of like-minded people in the different countries towards this common aim.

Outside Food

I was a bit shocked when I realised that I actually ate 8 sets of McDonalds set meal last month and that equates 2 such meals per week. These days I cut down on fast food. I love family-cooked food the most as no matter what food I consume outside of home, I will feel thirsty and this must be due to the presence of MSG in these food!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Capitaland Hope Foundation

I find the embedded Capitaland Hope Foundation advertisement very touching. Singaporeans must not take for granted the good amenities and infrastructure we have.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Not able to get a taxi

I waited for about 20 minutes but there was no taxi in the industrial park in the East where I was. I have no choice but to book a taxi this afternoon and paid an extra $2.50 booking fee.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

A by-election in Ang Mo Kio together with Hougang by-election?

I think when the Hougang by-election is called, a by-election in Ang Mo Kio will also be called at the same time. One of the currrent MPs in Ang Mo Kio may make way for newcomer, just like the 1992 by-election which was called by then-Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong to induct Teo Chee Hean into politics. This time round, I believe Seng Han Tong may step down for Ong Ye Kung to come aboard.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Yo-Yo Ma Plays Prelude of Bach's Cello Suite No.1

Too tired of all office politics

I am all too tired of all office politics. Some people just love to play office politics.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A sedentary lifestyle

I find my bones aching more regularly after starting work. This probably has to do with a sedentary lifestyle. Holding an office job, I sit for so many hours a day in front of computer. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mind Mapping

One of the take-aways from my reading of a book on Leonardo's thinking is to use mind maps. Mind maps may have found themselves popular only recently but the origin of Mind maps is Leonardo Da Vinci and not Tony Buzan. In Singapore, Adam Khoo is a strong advocate of mind maps.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Leonardo Da Vinci

As I immersed myself into the life of Leonardo Da Vinci, I realised he is really the wisest man on earth. He is a Engineer, a Scientist, an Architect, a polymath and so much more. He gave the world so much through exploration and research to fulfil his insatiable curiosity.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Colonel Nelson Yau: SMRT's new CEO?

Colonel Nelson Yau has officially handed over the baton of Chief Guard Officer and NDP 12 Chairman to Colonel Desmond Tan. According to newspaper reports, Colonel Nelson Yau is unlikely to breach any code of discipline. It was also reported that Colonel Nelson is not likely to stand for by-election in Hougang. I speculated Colonel Nelson Yau may be SMRT's new CEO as the search for SMRT's new CEO is underway.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Mcdonalds' $4.50 meal

I had the Mcdonalds' $4.50 meal for the second time this week. With food sold in food centres easily and commonly at $3.50 or more, it is a treat to eat a burger, fries and soft drink for only $4.50. This is the reason which propelled me to consume Mcdonalds' $4.50 for the second time this week again.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

SBS MRT breakdown between HarbourFront and Dhoby Ghaut

Since 5 am this morning, MRT train services between Dhoby Ghaut and Harbourfront are disrupted. At this time of writing, train services between the aforementioned 2 stations are still not in service.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Singapore top carbon emitter in Asia-Pacific: WWF

Recently, WWF released a report which places Singapore in the top spot for carbon emission in Asia Pacific. The report is rebutted by our local authority.

I have not gleaned the details of the report but if there is a possible reason why Singapore is the top carbon emitter in Asia-Pacific, it may be due to the huge volume of plastic bags we use.

5 Star Hotels of Singapore

The tourist landscape of Singapore has become stunning and exciting in the recent years. There are the opening of new attractions like the Marina Bay Resorts, the Universal Studios and the upcoming River Safari. With these developments in tourism, Singapore has been attracting record numbers of tourists to its shores. However, an exciting tour itinery filled great attractions is just part of the equation of a memorable holiday in Singapore; the other part of the equation will be a memorable stay here in Singapore. I will advise tourists to Singapore to check out the 5 star hotels in Singapore for a truly wonderful holidaying experience right here in Singapore!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Top 11 Questions of Singaporeans now

1) When will the results of the MRT breakdowns be out?
2) Are the new ministerial salaries reasonable?
3) How is Peter Lim Sin Pang and Ng Boon Gay involved in the IT corruption case?
4) Who is the mysterious lady in the SCDF and CNB corruption case?
5) Who is the principal involved in the online sex trade featuring prominent civil servants?
6) Who is the scion of a very famous personality in Singapore involved in the online sex trade featuring prominent civil servants?

Pushing myself to the very Best

I have decided to push myself mentally , emotionally, in terms of character and physically in order to be the Best of a man that I can be. This means to forgo the sufficient number hours of sleep and sustaining on just maximum of 3 to 4 hours a night. Though I am a man who requires 8 to 10 hours of sleep in order to feel refreshed, I feel that I can be able to sustain with just 3 to 4 hours of sleep per night… it is all about adjusting. I believe that in life everything can achievable with  determination.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Forbes Billionaires

Forbes has just released its list of the world's billionaires. Topping the list is Mexican Mr Carlo Slim with a wealth of US $69 billion! Mr Carlo's wealth is about half the size of the GDP of Ukraine in 2010!

Friday, March 09, 2012

Character-building to be inculcated to Singapore’s students

During the recent Budget 2012 debate, it is reported that the Ministry of Education will be boosting up character-building and development in our students.

$860,000 for Mercer’s help in Ministerial Salaries Review Committee

It was recently reported that a whopping $860,000 is paid to Mercer for its help in the Ministerial Salaries Review Committee.
I find that this amount given is really astronomical. Mercer should have donated this $860,000 to charity and treat the help it has rendered to the Ministerial Salaries Review Committee as “pro bono”.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Mcdonald's $2 McCrispy Chicken Wings

I am shocked to find the Mcdonald's $2 Mccrispy chicken wings which I ordered this afternoon are so small!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Leonardo Da Vinci

These few days, I have been reading up on the life of Leonardo Da Vinci, who is deemed widely as the most intelligent man on earth. I am trying to adopt his thinking to improve my life.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Another copycat new Mediacorp TV drama?

I watched the trailer of another upcoming new Mediacorp drama. I know the name of the drama but I am not naming it here. The drama bears resemblance to a Taiwanese drama starring a member of Taiwanese popband “5566”- Sun Xie Zhi- which is now screened on weekday afternoons. While the Taiwanese drama centres on grapes, the new Mediacorp TV drama centres on rice. The protagonist in the new Mediacorp Drama is Shawn Chen and I think by now you knows what new Mediacorp TV drama I am referring to.

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Friday, March 02, 2012

Adminstrative Service Officers and top civil servants salaries to be reviewed

Some days ago, I have written a post regarding the super-high salaries the top civil servants in the elite Adminstrative Service draw, which I think should be cut as a result of a civil service which is not too well managed -recently-by these so called elite adminstrative officers consisting of chairmans of statutory boards, permanent and deputy secretaries and senior directories of large ministries who are leaders in our civil service.

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