Friday, August 31, 2007

Similar Faces

31st Aug 2007 (Fri)

I've seen many familiar faces in Canberra, faces which resembles
  • Yee Hong
  • Yoong Wai
  • Christine Tan
  • Lynda
  • Abu Zar
And today, I spotted the gal in this picture who resembles Ling Weng =p

(I'm heading to Melbourne tomorrow noon!)

Friday, August 24, 2007

Sacrificing the Innocent Ones

Note: This interesting entry is directly taken from Friendster Buletin.

Everybody makes mistakes; that's why they put erasers on pencils

A group of children were playing near
two railway tracks, one still in use
while the other disused. Only one child
played on the disused track, the rest
the operational track.

The train came, and you were just
the track interchange. You could make
the train change its course to the
disused track and saved most of the
kids. However, that would also mean the
lone child playing by the disused track
would be sacrificed. Or would you
let the train go its way?

Let's take a pause to think what kind
decision we could make.............
How do you decide?
No cheating...
What is your decision?
Most people might choose to divert the
course of the train,and sacrifice only
one child. You might think the same
I guess.

Exactly, I thought the same way
initially because to save most of the
children at the expense of only one
child was rational decision most people
would make, morally and emotionally.

But, have you ever thought that the
child choosing to play on the disused
track had in fact made the right
decision to play at a safe place?

Nevertheless, he had to be sacrificed
because of his ignorant friends who
chose to play where the danger was.

This kind of dilemma happens around us
everyday. In the office, community, in
politics and especially in a democratic
society, the minority is often
sacrificed for the interest of the
majority, no matter how foolish or
ignorant the majority are, and how
farsighted and knowledgeable the
minority are.

The child who chose not to play with
rest on the operational track was
sidelined. And in the case he was
sacrificed, no one would shed a tear

The friend who forwarded me the story
said he would not try to change the
course of the train because he believed
that the kids playing on the
track should have known very well that
track was still in use and that they
should have run away if they heard the
train's sirens.

If the train was diverted, that lone
child would definitely die because he
never thought the train could come over
to that track!

Moreover, that track was not in use
probably because it was not safe. If
train was diverted to the track, we
could put the lives of all passengers
board at stake! And in your attempt to
save a few kids by sacrificing one
child, you might end up sacrificing
hundreds of people to save these few

While we are all aware that life is
of tough decisions that need to be
we may not realize that hasty decisions
may not always be the right one.

"Remember that what's right isn't
popular... and what's popular isn't
always right."

Everybody makes mistakes; that's why
they put erasers on pencils

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Simply Irresisti-BALL

17th August 2007 (Fri)

Ursula had its annual ball yesterday. It sadly clashed with the International Ball which was much cheaper($39 vs $60) and should be good as well. The date of International Ball was announced after I've promised my partner to go for the Ursula Ball. Nevertheless, I enjoyed my first ball and learn a lot from it though I admit that I was a crappy partner. Pity Wei Min for having me.

The place (Thoroughbred Park) :-

The food:-


Main Course


Random pictures:-

The Band

Table 6
Standing (L-R): Daryl (Malaysian), Hui Ling & Lawrence (Singaporean), Eun-Hae Korean)
Sitting (L-R): Me, Wei Min (Singaporean), Jason (Malaysian), Chia Yen & Chia Yun (Singaporean), Brandy (Chinese)

Leonard fireman-carry me

With Barney. Like this one!

With Don (Singaporean)

Evil Barney poked the balloon a few seconds later =p

With another couple Ji Lu (Singaporean) & Jared (Malaysian)

With coursemates
Standing (L-R): Dianne (Aus), Honeysha (Msian), Ariston (Aus), Holly (Aus)
Bottom (L-R): Mos (Aus), Zhong (Chn)

Random group picture

Koreans =)
Hannah, Eun-Hae, Seo Yeon,
Anthony and Ronnie (the only Singaporean in this picture)

With the guys.
Leonard(Mys), Jay Shen(Mys), Dean(Chn), Jason(Mys), Zhong(Chn), Lawrence(Sgp),Ting Yi(Sgp)
Daryl(Mys), Ronnie(Sgp), Jared(Mys)

The ladies =)

Who say men only carry the laddies =)

Pei Sem(Mys), Xiu Qi(Mys), and Hui Ling(Sgp)

The dance floor was crowded towards the end.

Lockey, Ariston, Bryn, Steele (All locals)

Chris, Shaun (Both Aus)
Alon(Serbia), Jasmine (Aus)
Claire, Jess, Trina, Megan (All locals)

Scott, Huw (Both locals)
Matt(Aus), Chern(Mys)

In the midst of having fun, Jason said to me, "How nice if Kai Xun can be here too.."
"Yeah...." I answered.

Funny Faces of Me while A Mastermind Turned 20

12&13th Aug 2007 (Sun & Mon)

Mastermind Kai Xun turned 20 on Mon, 13th Aug 2007. Detailed explanation of his b'day celebration can be found in a soggy mind

Sze Huey has this tendency of taking pictures of me with funny expressions. Haha..well I don't mind it. Enjoy them actually! I made a story out of them this time.

During Kai Xun's b'day celebration dinner in Unilodge,

Kai Xun was cutting the cake

when I suddenly wanted to take the oranges on the chocolate cake
(Note: While typing this entry, Leonard came in and gave me 2 shoots whisky (Black Label).I'm a little tipsy now)

I planned to steal a slice of orange

I made my move

Stole one =)

This is Kai Xun cutting cake in Ursula Hall.

It was difficult planning a surprise for a person who usually plans other people's birthday party. I wouldn't say that we had a great plan but at least Kai Xun enjoyed himself!


A week lagging. This event was actually last Sun in Sydney (12th August 2007). We booked a bus and were set for a day trip to Sydney specially for this 14km-charity marathon event. Cost us $38 for the event and $20 for the transportation. Well, it was for charity after all. We had fun at the end of the day and that mattered the most.

There were helicopters flying above us, forming words in the sky. This one said, "HI JH"
Didn't get what it meant. "Hi, Jia Huei" maybe =p Haha..

We started off behind (back of the pack) as we stated that we were not running competitively. You could imagine the sea of people covering the whole street. The winner actually finished the race in about 50 minutes before we even started running.

People dressing up creatively and offering free beer. Nice, weren't they? Even gave us encouragement as we moved on.

We basically took our own sweet time and walked our way through the finishing line, which explained why you can't see the crowd around us anymore. Oh no no..the real reason was because we diverged and had breakfast in Mc Donalds before continuing the race.

One of the best picture we took along the way. Well, needless to say, I was the one behind the lens =p Every single kilometer was marked with banners. We completed the race in 4 hours and 30 minutes (Reminder: the winner took about 50 minutes) by running the last 100 meters and ended up in the bottom 100. So cool right? Our names proudly appeared 2 days later in Sydney Morning Herald at the bottom of the list =)

Saturday, August 04, 2007


4th August 2007 (Sat)

Just read Amanda's blog. Still as interesting as before. Her latest post was something I can genuinely relate to.

Being nice means you're making the people you're being nice to happy. Some people enjoy making their friends happy, at the cost of their precious time (I admit seeing the thankful faces of our friends can be really rewarding). Conversely, you'll indirectly suffer from it at times. You feel being made use of. You question yourself whether it's worth going through all you've done to help them.

It's our choice, really. Learn to say 'No' and you don't have to face all of these. But you're faced with another problem: you'll be regarded as a friend who are not always willing to lend a helping hand. You might've provided your reasons of not helping but that sort of dilemma is unavoidable. At the same time, you feel bad for not helping. However, by saying 'No', you escape from the trouble of having to go through all the hassle just to help your friend.

If we're not willing to give up our good boy/good gal image or it's simply too hard to say 'No', we have to bear with the consequences of not being rejective.

Yes or no, the choice is ours.
We reap what we sow.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Goh Goh's Tag

1. Do you ever lie about your age?
2. Do you prefer “sensitive guys girls”or “tough guys girls”?
Tough. Sensitive gals..I usually don't get them.
3. Do you prefer blonde or dark haired guys girls?
4. Are you currently single?
Have always been.
5. How many things in your past do you regret?
Why do they always want us to dig the past...
6. Do you have a best friend?
7. What do you want to be when you grow up?
A man
8. Who was the last person you hugged?
Sarah Yong
9. Have you ever had your heart broken?
10. Have you ever thought about having plastic surgery?
11. Do you like your life?
Not now but overall, yes
12. Do you shop at Hollister?
Never heard of it
13. Has one of your friends ever stolen a boyfriend girlfriend from you?
14. Has one of your friends ever stabbed you in the back?
I think so.
15. Do you have more friends that are girls or boys?
Don't discriminate
16. How long have you had friendster?
5 years
17. Have you ever cheated on someone?
18. Has anyone ever cheated on you?
How can you avoid both of that
19. Have you ever slapped a girl in the face?
Happened in my mind but not yet for real.
20. What is one of your biggest fears?
I might change without me knowing.
21. Have you ever skipped a class?
22. Has anyone close to you ever passed away?
23. Have you ever cried yourself to sleep?
24. Have you ever not been able to get somene out of your head?
25. Do you believe in the saying “once a cheater, always a cheater”?
So not true
26. Have you ever had a good feeling about something and it turned out that you were right?
27. Do you ever wish you were famous?
28. Do u ever wish u were a guy girl?
29.Do you think women smell nice in perfume?