Steph's Friend

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Every Girl Is Beautiful

I have said this before and I will say it again. Every girl is beautiful. It is sad that they don't feel so. Media? Friends? Family? There are many reasons why they feel so. However, I feel that the most important thing is what they say about themselves. It's not really so much of the outside, but rather, the inside.

Here's a short clip. I'm sure you have seen it before in TV. Are the girls inside beautiful? You decide.

Below is a short film on a few girls and their perceptions on themselves. It's interesting what they have to say regarding themselves.

I wonder if there'll be another version for guys. Lol...I can't imagine how it will be like. Imagine this:

Sad Guy: I am not handsome because of my pimples.
Depressed Guy: I have flabby arms and no girls would look at me.

Okay, I think I better stop. It's getting scary.

One thing to take note. Have you ever wondered why there's no "guy" version? Because guys are confident of their looks? Not really, there are those who aren't. I feel the reason is because Dove is a company with products aimed at the female demographic. So somehow, the idea of "beauty" will be connected to their products even though it isn't explicitly said. Looking at how average girls turn into confident people somehow makes the viewers want to be like them in a subtle way. The last few frames that show the Dove logo says it all. See the connection? I would say that this advertising tactic is ingenious. A noble cause with an advertising flick behind.

How about other companies/organizations/groups? Why don't they come up with a "guy" version? I don't know. The idea seems kinda...weird.

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Overpaid Transaction

Today I queued at the drinks stall in the Business canteen in NUS. There was this very interesting "transaction" between a female student and the stall auntie.

Auntie: That will cost you $0.60.

Student: Erm okay.

*Student brings out a $50 dollar note*

Auntie: Wah piang. Such a big note.

Student: :)

Auntie: Got smaller change or not?

Student: Er...don't have.

Auntie: I need to check first. Wait hor.

Student: Thank you.

It was so funny that decided to note it down to blog about it. You should have seen the auntie's shocked face and the student's paiseh face. Some people queuing behind also laughed. Sadly, I forgot the outcome. I think one of her friends may have helped her sponsor that $0.60.

Actually, at times I am guilty of such things too...haha. However, I do it to get small change (san qian), because at times you don't really need such big notes.

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Sunday, January 28, 2007

The New Ipod

What else can I say? It's the new iPod.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

A Familiar Face

I was on my way to NUS today when I saw someone very familiar. I was sitting down in the bus. It wasn't really crowded. There was this person who tapped her card and went in the bus. She saw me, I saw her. I was thinking whether it was really her. She looked at me for quite awhile. In my mind, I was like "Hey, isn't that...", then suddenly, the eye contact was gone. She sat down in front. I tried to look, but she started to sleep. Talk about being

Anyway, she's from my JC, a friend of a friend. I don't really know her other then her being in the Chinese Orchestra (or is it CIA?). I think I remember her name. It sounds something like, Slawinski. Interesting huh? Sadly, that isn't her name, it's just some rubbish I thought of. Anyway, I think her name's Joy. Something like that (this time it's more Slawinski).

I guess it was no surprise that she dao-ed me. I mean, I was quite a dao guy in It's not because I have a serious attitude problem or I sniff shampoo, but I am just bad at breaking ice. So, instead of approaching people and smiling, I just do my own stuff. I am close to my friends and those I know, but if you are new, I guess I won't really be the one who would break the ice. But that was then. Now, at least I make an effort to break the ice, sadly there are only cracks.

Coming back to the story. She sat throughout the journey. I guessed she was going to NUS. After all, with the books and stuff, where else could you go? Sentosa? There was once (I am not sure) I thought I saw her glancing at me. Maybe she's just trying to make sure if I am that JC guy who's very

NUS came and we both alighted. She alighted first (ladies first) and I alighted behind. Should I say hello? It's not like I like her or anything like that, but I guess it's always nice to greet people. After much thinking, I decided that maybe I should just keep quiet. Just then, one girl walked in front of me and talked to her. I guess that must be her friend.

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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Singapore Love Story

It was raining heavily. They were waiting for the bus. He seemed interested in her. She seemed interested in him. However it was not made known to the other party yet as feelings from the heart have not been made known.

They talked and laughed for quite sometime. They seemed to enjoy each other's company. Suddenly his phone rang. He answered it.

After he was done with the call, his face seemed worried. She became worried.

She: Is anything wrong?

He: I need to go back home for something urgent.

She: Erm...okay. Do you have an umbrella?

He: No.

She: But it's raining heavily.

He: I know, but I need to get home now. My block's just around the corner, so it should be okay.

She: Well okay. Take care.

He: Okay. See you :)

She: :)

He walked under the rain towards his house. She hoped that he won't fall sick. After a few steps in the rain, he remembered he had something to say to her. Something that had been bugging him for quite sometime. He walked towards the bus stop. She saw him walking towards her and stood up.

He: Er...actually I have something to tell you.

Her heart skipped a beat. Could it be that he's going to tell her how he felt? She looked up into his eyes trying to get ready for what he's about to say. She liked his eyes. He lifted his head and looked at her.

He: You still owe me $10.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

BBC's Brain Profile Test

I was surfing around BBC for news when I saw this interesting test. I decided to try it out and see how I would score. Interestingly, according to the test my thought pattern is neither male nor female. Don't get me wrong, I want to marry a wife and not a husband. I guess it could be due to the fact that I display both male and female though patterns. Interesting huh? Anyway, it's just a test for fun. Don't let the results spoil your day. So if you are bored or want to know more about how your brain works, click here and try the test. It takes around 22 min to complete.

Here are my test results:

SEX I.D. - Your sex i.d. profile
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6
Your overall performance
The scale below is an indication of where you fall in the male-female brain continuum. The results are based on the angles, spot the difference, 3D shapes and words tasks.

Bear in mind that your performance may be affected by many factors in addition to gender, like age and intelligence.

Your personal brain score:
Average score for MEN who've taken this survey:
Average score for WOMEN who've taken this survey:

If you are using a public PC we strongly advise you to print out and delete your results if you do not want anyone to see them.
Your score for each task
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Part 1


This task tested your ability to identify the angle of a line by matching it with its twin. This is a spatial task, which looks at how you picture space.

Your score: 20 out of 20
Average score for men: 15.1 out of 20
Average score for women: 13.3 out of 20

What does your result suggest?

If you scored 0 - 12: You have more of a female brain. Scientists believe that people with a female brain find it more difficult to judge the slope of a line because they're not wired for spatial tasks. In past studies, 65 per cent of people who scored in this range were women.

If you scored 13 - 17: You found this test neither hard nor easy. This suggests your brain has male and female traits when it comes to spatial ability.

If you scored 18 - 20: You have more of a male brain. On average, men outperform women in this task and those with more mathematical knowledge tend to score quite high as well. In past studies, 60 per cent of the people in this range were men.

Interestingly, men's testosterone levels fluctuate through the seasons and studies have shown that men's scores are lower in the spring, when their testosterone levels are at their lowest.

Do our cave dwelling ancestors offer us any clues about why men and women score differently on this task? Find out more.

Spot the difference

This task tested your ability to identify which objects changed position. You lost points, if you incorrectly identified objects.

Your score: 50%
Average score for men: 39%
Average score for women: 46%

What does your score suggest?

If you scored between 0 - 33%: You may have more of a male brain. Scientists say men tend to under perform in this task. The corpus callosum, the part of the brain that links the right and left hemispheres, is a fifth larger in women. This means women can process visual and other signals at the same time more easily than men. There is also a theory that oestrogen levels in women give them an added advantage in spatial memory.

If you scored between 34 - 66%: You may have a balanced female-male brain.

If you scored between 67 - 100%: Those with a female-type brain generally score in this range. Your ability to remember where objects are may serve as an advantage to you when you're trying to find your way around places. You're more capable of recalling landmarks to get from one place to another.

Find out more about our spatial abilities.

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You said your left thumb was on top when you clasped your hands together.

Right thumb on top: This suggests the left half of your brain is dominant. Many studies have tried to establish whether there is a relationship between handedness and brain dominance. Some scientists believe that if you are left brain dominant, you would be more verbal and analytical.

Left thumb on top: This suggests the right half of your brain is dominant. Some studies theorise that as a right brain dominant person, you may excel in visual, spatial and intuitive processes.

However, these theories are debatable and leave much to be said about the small percentage of people who are ambidextrous.

Find out why right-brained people may be better fighters and artists.

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Part 3

Emotions and Systems

This task looked at whether you prefer to empathise or systemise.


Your empathy score is: 10 out of 20
Average score for men: 7.9 out of 20
Average score for women: 10.6 out of 20

What does your result suggest?

Empathisers are better at accurately judging other people's emotions and responding appropriately. If you scored 15 and above, you are very empathic and would be an ideal person to comfort people in a time of crisis. Women in general are better at empathising.


Your systemising score is: 9 out of 20
Average score for men: 12.5 out of 20
Average score for women: 8.0 out of 20

What does your result suggest?

Systemisers prefer to investigate how systems work. A system can be a road map, flat pack furniture, or a mathematical equation – anything that follows a set of rules. A score of 15 and above suggests you're good at analysing or building systems. Men in general are better at systemising.

Scientists are keen to learn more about people who score high or low on both tests. They want to find out whether or not empathising and systemising are linked. Is a possible to make yourself more empathic?

Some scientists claim that our empathy and systemising abilities can be traced all the way back to prehistoric times. Find out more.


This task tested your ability to judge people's emotions.

Your score: 9 out of 10
Average score for men: 6.6 out of 10
Average score for women: 6.6 out of 10

What does your result suggest?

If you scored 0 - 3: Do you think you're good at judging how another person is feeling? Your score suggests this doesn't come to you quite so naturally.

If you scored 4 - 6: Your result suggests you have a balanced female-male brain and find it neither easy nor difficult to judge people's emotions.

If you scored 7 - 10: Your result suggests you are a good empathiser, sensitive to other people's emotions. Women generally fall into this category.

Professor Baron-Cohen at the University of Cambridge says that people usually perform better than they expect to on this test.

Men often think a person's eyes are sending signals of desire when that's not the case at all. Find out more.

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We asked you to measure your ring and index fingers. Your ratios came to:

Right Hand: 1
Left Hand: 1

Average ratio for men: 0.982
Average ratio for women: 0.991

It's thought that your ratio is governed by the amount of testosterone you were exposed to in your mother's womb. The ratio of the length of your index finger to the length of your ring finger is set for life by as early as three months after conception. Even during puberty, when we experience intensive hormonal changes, the ratio stays the same.

Men generally have a ring finger that is longer than their index finger, which gives them a lower ratio than women, whose ring and index fingers are usually of equal length.

Studies have found that men and women with lots of brothers generally have more masculine finger ratios. Find out what other things scientists think our ratios may tell us.

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This task looked at how you rate the attractiveness of a series of faces. The images you looked at were digitally altered to create slight differences in masculinity.

Your choices suggest you prefer more feminine faces.

Highly masculinised male faces possess more extreme testosterone markers such as a long, broad and lower jaw, as well as more pronounced brow ridges and cheekbones.

Interestingly, women's preferences are said to vary across the menstrual phase. A more masculine face is preferred during the 9 days prior to ovulation, when conception is most likely.

A typical 'attractive' female face possesses features such as a shorter, narrower, lower jaw, fuller lips and larger eyes than an average face.

Are you surprised at what researchers think they can learn from your answers? Find out more.

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3D shapes

This task tested your ability to mentally rotate 3D shapes.

Your score: 8 out of 12
Average score for men: 8.2 out of 12
Average score for women: 7.1 out of 12

What does your result suggest?

If you scored 0 - 6: Do you find yourself having to physically rotate a map to point in the direction in which you're travelling? This might explain why you scored in the lower range in the 3D shapes test. Twice as many women as men score in this category. Previous studies suggest that those with a female-type brain or with an arts background fall into this range.

If you scored 7 - 9: In past studies, 50 per cent of the people who scored in this range were women and 50 per cent were men.

If you scored 10 - 12: Are you an engineer or do you have a science background? People with these skills tend to score in this range. Past studies have concluded that people in this range have a more male brain.

Nearly a third of men who took this test got full marks, whereas less than 10 per cent of women managed the same. Find out why.


This task looked at your verbal fluency.

Your score: you associated 13 word(s) with grey and you named 6 word(s) that mean happy. We are assuming that all the words you entered are correct.

Average score for men: 11.4 words total
Average score for women: 12.4 words total

What does your result suggest?

If you produced 1 - 5 words: You are more of the strong, silent type with a male brain. You probably find it easier to express yourself in non-verbal ways, preferring action rather than words.

If you produced 6 - 10 words: Most people in this range have a female-type brain.

Women are said to use both sides of the brain when doing verbal tasks while men mainly use their left side. Studies have shown that girls develop vocabulary faster than boys. This difference in brain power is caused by levels of pre-natal testosterone. Find out more .


This task asked you how you would divide money.

If you had to split £50 with someone, you said you would demand £25

So far on the Sex ID test, men have demanded 51.6% (£25.80) of the pot and women have demanded 51.0% (£25.50), on average.

What does your response suggest?

Sex differences are small in this task. Demanding less than 60% of the pot (ie £30) is more typically female. Demanding more than 65% of the pot (ie £32.50) is more typically male.

Scientists believe that people with lower testosterone levels tend to take fewer risks so they are probably more willing to keep less for themselves. Those with higher testosterone levels tend to drive a harder bargain and are less compromising.

Men's testosterone levels fluctuate over the seasons and are at their lowest levels during the springtime. This is said to influence their bargaining power. Find out more about the role of testosterone.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007


I was surfing through some blogs when I saw a friend's entry. After reading her entry, I was moved to encourage her and help her. She sounded heartbroken and troubled. Was I thinking too much? I don't know. Why did I do it? I don't know. Maybe I've been there and felt that? I don't know. Pain from a relationship is certainly very difficult to overcome, more so if the love is deep. I guess that's the equation in a relationship - the amount of hurt is proportional to the amount of love you have for that person.

This is one thing I don't really like about relationships. People get hurt, used and end up fruitless. Of course in a relationship there are bound to be quarrels, rough patches and stuff, but I am talking about those who enter into one with some other motive other than wanting to spend his/her life with that person. I guess one just needs to be careful before entering into one. There are people who are genuine and true, but there are more who are there for the hunt.

If you are reading this, I hope you feel better. Here's an e-card for you. Didn't know your email add so I guess I will put the link here.

(Click here for e-card.)

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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Edusave Scholarship

Today in church, I saw my cousin received her Edusave Scholarship. Well, this post is dedicated for her hard work and effort in obtaining her deserved Edusave Scholarship.

Congrats Cousin on getting that scholarship. Continue to work hard and excel :)

For information on the Edusave Scheme, you can visit MOE's website on this.

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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Touch Us? Toilets?

I went for this workshop recently and the speaker was very funny in a Singaporean way. However, there was this part where he really made me laugh. The speaker the day before was a female.

Speaker: Before I move on, I would like to ask your something.
Speaker: Did the speaker yesterday touch you?
Speaker: Did she touch everyone of you?
Speaker: No?
Speaker: I guess I will go through it one more time.

Lol...I can't believe no one detected it! I mean, it was so obvious that he meant, "touched on a certain subject" but when he conveyed his message, it sounded obscene. Imagine a workshop where the presenter go around touching those present instead of the subjects...scary.

He's a nice guy actually. People make mistakes, but I guess such mistakes are common. Here's another incident. This time, the speaker asked us to go for a toilet break. He said this when people came back.

Speaker: Now is everyone back?
Speaker: Do you all have toilets?
Speaker: Good, now I can continue on with the subject.

I was like, "yah, I have one toilet at home". Of course I didn't say it out loud. He was another funny man. At that time, most of us laughed, unlike the speaker who "touched" those present.

I guess this only happens to those whose first language is not English. This is just my guess. Yet surprisingly, there are some who make the same kind of mistakes despite having English as their first language. Interesting...

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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

What's Your Seduction Style?

I saw this test over at lancerlord and decided to give it a try. The name of the test is "What's Your Seduction Style". Why did I do it? Well, I am curious and wanted to see how would a guy like me score. Here's the result:

Interesting huh? Didn't knew it. Sadly, I am still unattached....haha. Ironic sentence huh? "Sadly" followed by "haha".

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Schools started, work also. The morning rush hour is back. Buses are packed with kids in uniforms with a few unhappy commuters. I guess it's the New Year and things have started to roll.

I went to NUS yesterday. The morning bus was packed. There was this senior man who was stuck in the front portion of 198. I was cramped in the portion after the exit doors. All was quiet when he suddenly yelled at the schoolgirl in front of him.

Old man: Quick lah! Stand there, stand there, block people.

He edged past her and found himself near to the door. I thought he wanted to get out, but apparently, he just stood there. What's up with him? Did I miss anything while I was away? Maybe he's preparing himself for "The Arena" (some debate/arguement show in TV)? I don't know. All I know was that the poor schoolgirl became embarrassed early in the morning. Talking about a bad start.

I reached my stop and walked towards NUS. I can't help but feel like a freshman. I know, I am in the wrong U, but maybe it's because I just came back to Singapore and all. I went there for a project and I guess I will pretty much be occupied with this project until NTU. I took a shuttle bus and reached my destination.

There, I waited for my project team. While waiting, students (or at least I think they are students) began walking in one-by-one and waited for who-knows-who. I was seated on one of the chairs. (It's arranged where four chairs faced the center. In the center is a table. Kinda like meeting-place arrangement.) Soon another guy sat right in front of me. After a while, two girls sat beside me. So the two girls faced each other and the guy faced me. I was reading my materials when I heard them talking. I didn't mean to eavesdrop but hey, they were talking quite loudly. It was then that I found out they were from NTU! exciting to meet fellow NTUians. And guess what, they are from the same school as me - MSE! Lol...Apparently, they were third year students doing their industrial attachment. There were some others from NUS, I guess they too are doing their industrial attachments.

All of us went to this meeting room for some introduction. Before the one in-charge came, the students started to talk and mingle. My seniors and me were seated in a line. Then there was this girl who just walked into the room and sat at the end of the line. The one beside this new girl was my MSE senior who's a girl also. Then this interesting conversation started. Hey! It's not eavesdropping, it's being attentive...

MSE Girl: Hi.
New Girl: Hi.
MSE: Where are you from?
New: I am from NUS. You?
MSE: Oh I see. I am from NTU. Which faculty are you in?
NUS: Oh I am in Bioengineering.

At this point, I thought that she must be some smart person. Why? During the university application in my batch, very few people got into Bioengineering.

MSE: I see. You don't look local, are you like from China?
NUS: Erm, no. I am local.

It was then that there was this awful silence or pause in the air. I couldn't take it anymore and I snorted. I couldn't help it, I was trying to suppress my laughter, but I guess it came out of my nose. (By the way, only air came out, nothing else in case you are wondering.) After I "laughed" through my nose, everyone started to laugh. It was funny man!

The NUS Bioengineering girl does look kind of un-local. So I guess my senior wasn't wrong to ask her that.

Anyway, the project ain't easy and I will need to go there later in the day. So I guess I better prepare myself.

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Week's Wick: Opinions

Week's Wick


His wife is the most wonderful woman in the world, and that's not just his opinion - it's hers.

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Sunday, January 07, 2007

An Unexpected Find

This happened quite long ago.

I was looking through blogs in the web when I chanced upon hers. Okay, so maybe giving me her blog address doesn't qualify for "chanced upon". Fine. Let me try again.

I was just browsing through all of my friends' blogs. When I reached hers (nope, no names lest people talk and all), I read the most recent entry. Nothing much there...only some rants about certain things in her life.

As I continued on to the next paragraph, I saw my name! Eh...okay, maybe I am not used to seeing my name on other people's blogs then, but what made the whole post interesting (at least it was then) was what she wrote about me.

She liked me.

Okay, I guess that pretty sum up everything in that paragraph. Do I know her? Not really. I should say that it was quite an unexpected find.

To the girl: By the way, if you happen to be reading this post, relax okay? At least I didn't tell people that your name is Florentine Chang.

To the readers: If you think her name's Florentine Chang, please don't. Her name isn't so.

Anyway, it was true that she likes me, or should I say "liked". After all, she only knew me through MSN and my blog. I guess you could say that it was a puppy-love kind of thing, something some girls may experience while growing up. For me, I treated her as a friend, because I don't really know her that well. I mean, if you ask me to go steady with someone I don't know well, I rather find the value of pi to 10 decimal places. You get my drift?

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Back From Medan

I reached home late last night. I guess this is my first blog post for this year. Anyway, here are some photos and things that I saw during my trip there.

Upon landing, we went to get our luggage. Near the conveyor belt was a sign.

The rate as of now is S$1 is equal to 5,866.64 Rp. However, we will round it up to 6,000 Rp. Going by the rounded rate, it costs about S$0.30 per luggage. Cheap? In Singapore, it's free. Unless of course you decide to tip them.

There was this day when I accompanied my grandmother to a chinese sinseh for some medicine. I was waiting for her when I saw this.

In case you are wondering what that thing is, it's a rat, the back portion of a rat. When I saw it, I was horrified. Never seen a rat that big (it's about the size of your two fist) running about in the streets. It was also wet, so its fur was like pointy and stuff. By the time, I took a shot of it, it was halfway into the sewers. Kinda reminded me of Splinter in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

There are kids as young as 5 who work in the streets. Some sell cigarettes, some busk by strumming some random notes on the guitar and there are those who can clean your car in the middle of the road with a feather duster. In this picture, there's a man and a young boy. The boy was collecting rubbish or some sort.

In Sun Plaza, there is Roti Mum. Interesting huh? I saw shops like Ya Kun Kaya Toast and Bread Life (imitation of Bread Talk?) there, but I already had photos of them from my last trip. The coffee bun tastes nice. I guess it was so good that they decided to franchise it.

How can I ever forget Papa Ron's Pizza? It is a definite must to go there whenever I am in Medan. Why? They have an all you can eat pizza meal for just 15,000 Rp! That is equal to S$2.50! Mwahaha...I bet there they haven't encountered people like me. My family and I ate a simple light meal in the morning and indulged ourselves in a pizza-fest. There were four of us and we ordered a jug of lemon tea. That jug was quite big, I mean it could fill around 6 glasses. The total cost? 90,090 Rp, which is like S$15.00 which is around S$3.75 per person. Neat huh? you know why it's a must to eat here. By the way, the lines on that tissue represents the number of pizza slices I ate. Altogether, I ate a total of 13.5 slices. The slices there aren't as big as those in Singapore. I would say it's around 1/2 or 1/3 the size. Anyway, it is a good deal.

On the road, you can see many interesting things that you won't find in Singapore. For example, most of the people there who ride motor bikes do not wear helmets, especially in the night. Talking about motor bikes, there's this place called "Jembatan Layang" or Kite Bridge in English. At night, you can see a lot of couples on motor bikes stop on the bridge looking over at the scenery. There was this night close to the New Year where there were a lot of motor bikes. The distance between each couple is like about a meter. It was lined with couples on motor bikes. Next thing I saw was this becak (trishaw) with a very interesting feature to it. It has a long pole besides it. A lighting rod? I don't think that's safe.

Then there was this man who sat on a crate of boxes at the back of a truck! Not so much of safety I guess.

Can you guess what the building in the picture below is? Well, it's a university. I was shocked when I learnt that it was a university. Why? I mean, the building looked so run-down and derelict. It looked more like an abandoned building to me. When I asked one of my friends why they didn't want to renovate it or something, the answer that person gave really sounded funny. They didn't do it as painting it would increase the temperature inside the building. Huh? I mean, even though it increases, it's just by a bit and the renovated look would outweigh the increase. Never mind.

Notice anything interesting in this picture?

This car is made from both BMW and Daihatsu. From what I know, maybe the driver took a BMW logo from another car and just paste it there. It isn't strange to see such things. Another thing that really is quite funny is the missing road signs. When I asked why there were missing road signs, one of them answered me that the people there dismantled it and put it in their house. Some even sell it! Would you like a "Orchard Road" in your living room?

There is this interesting sign I found in one of the wet markets.

Basically, it says something like, "Children are forbidden to pee here." For people to put a sign like this, it only shows what the children there have been doing. Actually it's not really weird to see children peeing around like in the middle of the road. There was once I was in the airport and I saw this boy *ahem* and his father was behind him, trying to hide him from anyone.

I saw this advertisement and took a photo of it.

In Medan 384 kbps is already considered as very fast. Now don't you just appreciate what we have in Singapore even more?

I spent my New Year in Medan. Close to midnight, my auntie gathered us and played with fireworks. In Singapore, there isn't such a thing as fireworks, but there, there's plentiful of it. There some that were sprinkler-like and others that fly in the air before exploding into a burst a colors. Pretty.

As for the people there, they would all gather at this place with trumpets to usher in the New Year. There were so many people that it was jammed. I took us around 2 hours to travel what would require only 20 minutes.

Now, as I am back In Singapore, I would need to switch from using Bahasa Indonesia and Hokkien to English. Kinda need some adjustments. By the way, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas 2006 and a Happy New Year 2007 :D

Oh well, I guess I have to start work on my project.

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