Human Rights? Should we fight for it at all?

Sunday, April 20, 2008 / Comments (1) / by sw

I received an email from blogcatalog when i checked my email today. It's an invitation to all bloggers to write on human rights issues on 15 May.

Human rights is never my cup of tea, nevertheless, perhaps i could contribute abit here. I won't blog about it on 15 May. Animals have their rights too and were given upon them because they cannot fight for their own rights and maybe that's the reason why authorities wanted to protect them. Humans are too demanding, and that could be the reason why we are derived of our rights. Give him an inch and he wants a yard and maybe that's why human rights campaign hardly change a thing.

We actually have plenty of rights in this democratic society. But we could ask for more to upsize our rights. I would prefer those world class organisations to help poor economies. Fill the stomachs first before anything else.

I wonder how much success had human rights organisations gained over the last decades. I don't agree to cruelty to another human but then, we have to be realistic, how many human rights do we actually want?

Of course, we can't let anyone takes away our rights but are we really that derived? The tragedies in Burma or Myanmar, depending on your political stand or Tibet is a result of dictatorship. Can we have Democracy Rights instead? Democracy Rights and Human Rights, are there any different? I would say YES. Think about it.

Why fight for human rights when dictatorship has yet been removed? I am not saying that dictatorship is the only source of problem, at least that's the more common one.

Nothing else to write about human rights since it cannot be resolved at all. I am not writing bullshit here but think about it. Can you, me or us change the world at will?

The Forbidden Kingdom is a lousy movie

Saturday, April 19, 2008 / Comments (0) / by sw

Started my revision at 9am this morning, after 3+ hours my brain juice is running dry, so i deceived to watch a movie for break. There isn't any good movies for the past few weeks, limiting my choices to Funny Games and Forbidden Kingdom.

My first choice is Forbidden Kingdom between the 2 because of Jackie Chan.

Sigh, everything is in English except for a few scenes. This is somehow a Chinese epic movie, at least with the Monkey King in it. I couldn't believed what i saw, Jackie Chan the drunken master was speaking Chinese to Michael Angarano, and when he couldn't understand Jackie Chan, hmm..JC started to speak in English......OMG. I mean are those people from that era supposed to know enlgish and chinese??? Can switch from CCTV to CNN anytime. This is a made for USA movie for sure but at least put some sense into it.

Monkey King spoke english, best of all the JADE EMPEROR! spoke english. Graphics were good lah but then the story is so weak i won't even rent a DVD. Very disappointed with the movie. It's a pity that Collin Chan the bad guy from Flashpoint aka Tony didn't have much scene in the movie.

Wasted $11 on this movie, but i had a good rest. It's time to go back to my books.

Stresssssss :(

Sunday, April 13, 2008 / Comments (0) / by sw

It's sunday but i am at home revising, well i am not complaining here but then i will be in town or having dinner with my friends. But i am grounded now.

I am feeling stress now, so many chapters to cover and yet so little time. Studying part time i never easy i guess. I am only left with 3 weeks to get things ready for my big day. Thay's why i blog less these few days and will be even lesser soon.

Nice weather today, cool and's a good time to sleep but i have to resist the temptations...:). OK. I really need to log off now.

Signed off.

I have got adverts

Sunday, April 13, 2008 / Comments (0) / by sw

Haven't been updating my blog for the past few days because i am busy preparing for my exams. It has been very stressful for me, but it will be over soon in May :}

It caught me by surprise when i logged in today to see a Nuffnang ad. Wooh!, they have finally put an ad on my blog. I thought for a moment that i have a boring blog that they wouldn't be interested in.

My schedule haven't been interesting for the past few days. I cut off all entertainment to study straight after work. I usually reached homeat about 8 and dive into my books at around 9 then call it a day at around 1+ to 2am. My eye bags are getting heavier now, my eyes looked kinda swollen.

I need to sign off for now, so see you. Have a very nice and pleasant weekend.

Something is wrong with me today (my diet gone haywire)

Monday, April 07, 2008 / Comments (0) / by sw

Went to work today as usual without breakfast, but i felt something different....lethargic, fatigue, lost of concentration.

In fact, for all these years, i seldom (almost never) take breakfast before i go to work, and seldom (almost never) take lunch because i will feel sleepy after a meal in the afternoon. So you could say that i take only 1 meal per day that is my dinner for the past few years...maybe 5-6 years already?

5-6 years~~

My doctor was surprised when i told her that (visited her 1 month ago when i caught a serious flu). I think there ain't many people like me who can endure with only 1 meal per day. But i felt different today, felt so weak as if i am going to fall sick. Hmm...i didn't take care of my health too well. I guess i got to have regular meals SOON otherwise my immune system is going to collapse one of these days. Got to take some Vitamin C, super dosage type, 1000mg beside my daily dosage of B Complex and Omega 3, but i heard krill oil is better than pure Omega 3.

Nevertheless, i got to exercise more as well, i have put on alot of weight despite low meal intake coz i ate quite alot over the weekend, it's like...compensating myself for the lack of meals during the weekdays :P

Plus plenty of late nights.....sigh, i looked older than i should.

Preparing for my exams

Just finished a portion of my revision. I am burning mid night oil again, guess i need to go for facial after my exams, but i know myself too well, it's useless. I like to keep myself busy, cannot stay in my house and slack, must do something at all time.
Either reading, surfing, blogging, listening to podcast/zencast, write something, sms someone etc....etc... I just cannot sit still.
Like now. I just took a break from my revision and i am downloading some audiofiles from businessweek. Cannot stay still...
OK. I need to go off for second round of revision now. I may be back if i am still awake later.

Something new

Monday, April 07, 2008 / Comments (0) / by sw

Looks like I am getting a hand at blogging, getting more fanciful with my blog now.

I am thinking of introducing a new feature here……



I hope that my voice ermm… is not a turn off. Still thinking….Maybe in Mid May….or June……

I550W? No way! Cannot make it

Sunday, April 06, 2008 / Comments (0) / by sw

This phone has a very sleek design, but seriously, i wonder how could a phone relies on design instead of features and performance. I was thinking of getting this intially, but after a few reviews i have read i have decided to hold on to my decision.

Some of the feedbacks i saw from the users

BTW, for those using the phone, do you find yourself having to charge daily? I am surprised as the 1200mAH batt life seems pretty short! And this even with v moderate usage (10 mins web surfing using GPRS, send & receive 10 SMS, 30 mins GPS, almost no calls made/received). But phone is set to dual mode network daily. Either this phone really uses a lot of juice or my batt is faulty. I did charge it for 9 hours 1st time on phone purchase.

the battery life sucks for such a big batt

ball cursor big time call quality ...not as good as the other phones i used previouslyscreen ...cannot see properly under direct sunlight (N82 & my previous 6110 navigator did not have this problem) symbian 60 S/W seems to lack some parts battery life ...cannot make it

Just noticed something: My phone tends to heat up when I surf web thru GPRS. At the same time, batt level falls dramatically within minutes.

I am not going discredit this phone until i get my hands on it. I am lucky to get a feel of the phone at Samsung's roadshow. The trackball is really NOT sensitive, it's disappointing. It's troublesome to navigate within the menu. Iam not sure about the GPS since i didn't try that.

Poor battery is a good enough reason for me to stay away from this phone. There's really no point for me to get a phone when the battery runs flat easily, i don't want to miss an important at anytime of the day.

So. I have no vested interest anymore.

Maybe i should wait for Nokia E71, but there's no news from Nokia yet. OR get the E61i, although it's a discontinued model now, but i can still find a few brand new sets in yahoo.

So for now, i will stick to my SE phone.

Sunday, April 06, 2008 / Comments (0) / by sw

Finally i have finished my ironing. LOL. I took 2 hrs or so to iron, this is really slow compared to my mother.

Some of my clothes are now too small for me, i put on some weight, looks like my gym sessions didn't help much. I have a big appetite, my partner who went gym with me will agreed. We both have lousy control over food. Tailor made clothes are like that, cannot put on weight otherwise it will become too tight. clock reads >1.50am, i am still awake! The Vitamin B Complex i took does worked.

But I have to wake up early this morning at around 7.30am to revise for my exams AGAIN! This B Complex thing is most probably going to keep me awake for the next 2 hrs or so. So i will only go to sleep at around 4am i guess, and wake up at 7.30am, 早睡早起. Can't think of an English word for that, my english is pte ltd.

Kinda stressed out

Saturday, April 05, 2008 / Comments (0) / by sw

Have been preparing for my exams in May, i saw the past years' exam questions, they ain't easy. I still fall short of the revision hours i have put up at my studies blog, myuol, i guessed 12 hrs of intensive revision is never easy.

My old brain seems to slow down quite alot, but the good news is...i am not suffering from dementia. I will usually take my omega 3 supplements before reading my texts...but this particular brand, OceanHealth, doesn't seems to be effective on me.

Nordic Natural seems to have very good feedbacks, but the supplements ain't cheap, cost around $50+ for a half month supply.

Let me current brand of supplements contain 180mg of EPA and 120mg of DHA, the one from Nordic is higher. I need plenty of DHA now.

It's not easy to study at home with lots of distraction, but err....i managed to pull through, refused to be tempted by National Geographic. I didn't really step out of the house today, except to open my letter box for The Edge. Not too bad, quite a fruitful day but could have been so much better.

No time to cook instant i ordered Canadian Pizza! 2 for 1, it's very a good deal. The pizzas were still hot when they arrived.


With 1 more month to go before the exams, i still have some time on hand, thanks to those folks at YANSA, revision is made easy.
I need to go off for a short while to iron my clothes.

We can have our own 7 wonders

Saturday, April 05, 2008 / Comments (0) / by sw

I am thinking of creating a post on the 7 wonders of Singapore (there isn't any at the moment). But we are a smaill island with very limited heritage. It's not easy for me to put up something like "7 Wonders".

I need some suggestion from fellow bloggers, let me know which are your 7 Wonders.

Life without Toastmasters

Saturday, April 05, 2008 / Comments (0) / by sw

I have been getting regular updates from my club, i am also kept in the loop when thereare correspondences. Kinda miss Toastmasters, took up public speaking because i wanted to learn the techniques to interact with the masses.

As written in my previous post, i really have to stop now and will be back only in June.

But i am not taking break yet, i am currently searching for materials which i could use for my next Project. Need to get prepared for a comeback in 2 months time.

I will definitely post the contents of my speech here by then. So for those of you who are interested, bookmark my blog.

Strange bike

Friday, April 04, 2008 / Comments (0) / by sw

Bicycle from BMW

Arsenal is disappointing

Friday, April 04, 2008 / Comments (0) / by sw

I was very disappointed when i read the Newpaper yesterday, Arsenal dropped points again at this stage of the season. Don't know what's wrong with them, perform so badly in important matches.

Got to chase Man U and Chelsea now. :{

I hope the chase is not over.

I550W = lousy phone?

Friday, April 04, 2008 / Comments (0) / by sw

Was deciding when to buy this phone from starhub until i read the reviews at hardwarezone. Alot of complaints about its trackball abd battery life. The phone was launched less than a week ago, but i can see afew sellers at hwz trying to sell off their phones.

I have decided to hold on to it.

The unofficial E71 from Nokia is rumoured to be release in May 08. It seems that Nokia is going to announce this model at CTIA this 1-2 days. (mocked up design)

I think Nokia make better phones than Samsung.

I have never owned a samsung phone before, but my colleague who owns one told me to stay away from it. Now i have read the reviews....hmm.....maybe i should really stay away.

Strange facts

Thursday, April 03, 2008 / Comments (0) / by sw

Do you know that...
  • A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph.
  • Every person has a unique tongue print.
  • Most men have erections every hour to hour and a half during sleep.
  • The average human produces 25,000 quarts of spit in a lifetime, enough to fill two swimming pools.
  • Women's hearts beat faster than men's.
  • The sound of a snore (up to 69 decibels) can be almost as loud as the noise of a pneumatic drill.
  • A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body.
  • A chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror, but monkeys can't.
  • A rat can last longer without water than a camel can.
  • The bones of a pigeon weigh less than its feathers.
  • A cockroach can live for up to a week without a head.
  • Ants don't sleep.
  • Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
  • Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplinlook-alike contest.
  • The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the bookmost often stolen from public libraries.

If you were to ask me these 10 questions....

Wednesday, April 02, 2008 / Comments (1) / by sw

Are you proud to be a singaporean?
Yes. I think it's a shame if anyone were to despite his/her own nationality.

What if you have a million dollars?
I will still live in my HDB flat. Take the money and invest and i will never let anyone knows that i have a million.

When are you getting married?
Not now, i am enjoying my life now.

How do you look like?
Better than Freddy the nightmare but not as good as tony leung.

Are you angmo pai or cheena?
A mixture of both lor. Singaporean mah. Angmo cham cheena. Butter + kaya. Metropolitan + kampung spirit. I am multilingual.

What's your astrology sign?
Snake. Male fire snake. The slightly older range.

Any girlfriend?

What type of topics do you like?
Anything that makes me look intelligent.

Any taboo?
Yes. My fengshui, can see cannot touch.

What do you think of Mas Selamat's escape?
He can run but he can't hide. He can run and hide but we still find him.

Wide angle

Wednesday, April 02, 2008 / Comments (0) / by sw

I went to collect my daily contact lens today. Tried my first pair, infact i am writing this with my lens on and with a little discomfort. Visions are wider than normal as compared to my specs. Felt a little irritation.

I am trying to get used to it.

But not too bad, i looked different with my lens. I am going to wear them occasionally, so i am going to be clark ken. Put on my specs to look different.

Really got nothing to do to write this.

Rest day

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 / Comments (0) / by sw

Took a break from my revision today. Phew. Going full throttle from tomorrow onwards. At least 6 hours of revision. Siong! No choice, my exams are coming.

So it's a slack day for me today.

I am going off to read my emails now. Just before i signed off, here's an interesting photo i found.


Tuesday, April 01, 2008 / Comments (0) / by sw

The phone is out. I managed to to try out the phone at Samsung's road show today at Market St. This is a very sleek phone. Real slim with a large LCD screen.

I will get this phone in a couple of weeks time.

Bad english...because i am lazy

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 / Comments (0) / by sw

My apology to those who visited my blog for having to endure my bad english. Those of you whom have read some of my posts (better read all of them) will realised that i have made many mistakes in my grammar. That happened not because i couldn't write proper english....the main reason is that...i am too lazy to edit my post before i post them. :P

As to when i will check my writings before i post them, hmm... maybe when i remember to edit them.

I am sorry OK

Oh finally! a brand new Look!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 / Comments (0) / by sw

Finally got myself a new theme, my blog looks neater now.


No time for Toastmasters

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 / Comments (0) / by sw

Received a SMS from Rajan this evening asking me if i want to renew my membership. schedule is a little tight now. I can't continue with toastmasters. I only managed to scrap through my first project, few months ago.

Will go back to toastmasters in June. Hopefully i can still do public speaking after few months of rest. The first one is not too bad, can't wait to start project 2 in June.

In the meantime, i have to concentrate with my exams. Last paper in May, those of you reading this, don't think that i am a very young chap. No i am not! Old man lah. Finished school more than a decade ago. Upgrading now to a degree.

Working full time + part time studies = No time for many things + very tired + old bones breaking + swollen eyes :{

But no choice lah. Didn't want to study when i was younger......

One evening gone

Collected my dress shirts from Daniel this evening. 2 pieces to be exact, as usual, long queue at his shop. He seems to be the busiest tailor, i don't see as many customers in other shops. Anyway, made a pair of dark grey pants today (to be collected on 14/04/2008), i have too many black pants. Will try loud design next time, black blue stripes and checkers designs.....

Signed off to go to bed.