My Rambo Day..

Well almost recovering from the flu, I decide to nudge myself into a little workout at the gym. Didn’t workout as hard as I would have liked to, but all the same it was satisfactory.

Looked at my watch and decided to catch……yup you guessed it! Rambo4! I loved 1 & 2 but didn’t quite enjoy the third one. It was a 2:05pm show at GV Marina, but sheesh! the amount of advertisements you have to sit through before the show actually begins proper? That is why I prefer to catch my movies at Cathay….erm but now that they have increased their prices…well……we’ll see.

It is no wonder the movie is rated M18, there is a whole lot of gore and mayhem. Still I must say I rather enjoyed the movie, maybe it’s because I can relate to Stallone that is.. in his character John Rambo. (the bit about being an old soldier *chuckles*) But seriously this one actually has a plot to go with everything else. And Stallone at 62 still looks great!

Well after the movie I reached home at about 5pm, so I decided to fetch Kenan early. After picking him up, I opened the letter box to find that the kids’ Mighty Savers accounts were setup already and their passbooks were ready for collection. Also my renewed GNC membership card was ready for collection too.

Well with all the adrenaline from watching Rambo, I rushed down with Kenan to collect their passbooks and my GNC card at Causeway Point then rushed back to pick Seth from School. After dinner, we went back to Causeway point to have ice-cream and to hand something over to Mm2.

Then back home…tucked the children into bed, and did me a little ironing. Well it’s just one of those days……except on this day I got to watch RAMBO! woo! hoo!

Great Photography

Got this pics from in email, and I think they’re great!

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Holding the sun…

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Heading towards a hurricane…

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Lightning Amidst a Sunset….

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A Hat for a Mountain….

H.U.G.S.

If you noticed on the far right of my blog there is category called blogseeds, well you will now see a link entitled HUGS under that category. 

Basically it is an idea taken of Twitter, where family and friends or office colleagues who have the ability to post to a blog will see a short form at the top of the home page with a post box and tags. There they can post short messages about what they’re doing.  

They can click on an author to see all their messages, or a tag to see all of the messages in a given tag (which is normally uses for projects). There are RSS feeds for everything: the entire prologue, each author, each tag, and even combination or searches can be subscribed to in your RSS reader.

Just like a blog post, each message in the prologue can have comments, and of course each comments thread has its own RSS feed.

This invite is for all you family and friends who have a wordpress account and want to participate.  I see no reason to set it to Private lest you all want it to be exclusive hee hee

Anyhow the following people with WordPress accounts currently have access to post.  If you want to join in, simply signup and let me know.

  • Geraldine
  • Josh
  • Eileen

Happy Micro Blogging!

Book Review – The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Plot Outline : A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don’t know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other.

The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, “each the other’s world entire,” are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.

This is a powerful story of love between a father and a son, the fight for survival and humanity. In it’s ingenious simplicity, the story shows us the father’s struggle with the complexities of life choices he has to constantly make during their arduous journey. A wonderfully written book with just the right amount of prose to make this a poetic masterpiece.

Cormac McCarthy won the Pulitzer Prize For Fiction for this book and now the movie is in the making. Starring Viggo Mortensen as the father and Kodi Smit-McPhee as the son.

Inexcusable Indifference!

I spent practically the whole day nursing a cold, lying in bed and popping chlorpheniramine almost every two to three hours.  Why? because I desperately needed to recover before going to work for the night shift.

Then in the evening feeling a little ‘spaced out’ and a little breathless, I willed myself to get on the bicycle to fetch my son from kindergarten.  As I was waiting to cycle across the last traffic light towards his centre, it happened! 

A motocyclist was thrown off this bike approximately 10 metres from where I stood.  I just went numb all over, and looked on as if it were a dream.  One chap rode his motorbike to aid the fallen rider, while another got out of his car to help.  And all I did was looked on even though I was the closest!  The rider got up with abrasions on his arm and a little winded from the fall. When the light finally changed, I rode on to fetch my son.  When I rode back near the spot, I saw the rider riding past me.

The incident kept playing on my mind the whole evening! If I could will myself to pick my son why didn’t I will myself to go to the rider’s aid?  What if it were somebody I knew??  I am almost certain that if I were not sedated, I would have acted differently but still I cannot help but feel ashamed!

How Do You Synchronise Time Accurately In SG?

In other words, if your watch is too fast or even slow for that matter then how do you get the correct time to adjust your watch accordingly.

This question may be simple enough for some of you to answer but lately I seem to be having fewer options then in the past. Here are some of the ways that I use to do it and in some cases still do :-

  • Refer to Pre-Broadcast or End Broadcast Clock by TCS (SBC back then) but now with SCV this option no longer seems available .
  • Dial 1711 ( Still active today but charges 10 cts per call )
  • Refer to the clock on the Analog SCV SetTop Box but having switched to the Digital one it no longer comes with a clock.
  • Refer to Teletext ( Top Right Hand Corner )
  • Internet GreenwichMeantime ( Though not sure if it picks up the local PC Time)
  • Internet SST.org ( Works if it can connect to the server as intended via Java otherwise it will reflect your PC time. )

Have you got a better and more reliable source?

By the way here is another interesting Faq :-

Is there an authority on Singapore time? How is time in Singapore set at present?

Currently time services in Singapore are available through the Time Announcement Service of Singapore Telecom (telephone number 1711) as well as through television broadcasts provided by the Television Corporation of Singapore (TCS). These are widely used by industry and public at large to synchronise their clocks and watches. However these time signals are not formally linked to a nationally or internationally recognized time scale. Both SingTel and TCS also do not regard themselves as the national authority for disseminating the correct time scale.

As the national measurement authority, NMC (National Measurement Center) has established the national time scale using an ensemble of caesium atomic clocks. These clocks are continuously compared with the international time scale through the satellite system of the Global Positioning System (GPS). Our time data are sent to the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) as part of an international network which contributes to the generation of the international time scale ¾ Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

One For The Ladies…Have A Great Sunday!

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