Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Yet Another Star Died
This year isn't a good year for Hong Kong celebrity world. Lesilie died in mid 2003 and just today, his good friend Anita Mui died. I heard from a friend that people whose names have got "mu" (wood in chinese) in it will be unlucky in year 2003. Peace be with you, Anita.

Monday, December 29, 2003

I knew a guy and I don't like him at all. I just got to know him and just for the very first day, I don't like him. Arrogant (talks as if he is the richest person in the world and as if working in vacations is a shame). Better remain as acquaintance with him.
School will be reopening in exactly one weeks' time. The feeling of going to lectures is not good at all.

Saturday, December 27, 2003

Stupid Me
Went to exchange some Sing dollars to Malaysian ringgit just now. I gave the money changer S$45 and the person gave me S$98.10 in return. Mind you it is S$98.10 Sing dollar! Don't know what got into me that made me tell the person about the error. Sigh... if I just left with the money then I would have earned.

Friday, December 26, 2003

MY GOAL
My goal for next sem is to complete all tutorials and not to skip any more lectures/tutorials. I think that is the reason why I got a B- for a supposedly easiest module I had this sem. What the hell was I doing? Having getting the lowest grade for a easiest module is a big disappointment to me. I'm not going to let that happen again.

Thursday, December 25, 2003

Had an online chat with a nus friend this early morning from 1am till 4am. Jokes were always lame and crappy. I guess I am becoming very crappy as well. Am still going through all those crappy conversation in my mind now.

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

I have got no idea why I woke up so early today. Must be because of the sms I received this morning that woke me up. It say, "only 10 vacancies for st1232 for round 1A. Better showhand". I better get up soon to check out the situation myself. For me, I won't showhand and try not to, perhaps I may get it in the next round if I fail to do so this round. Bidding going to start in 5 minutes time.

Monday, December 22, 2003

Will be getting a free network textbook from catherine next sem :)
The world is getting very friendly to me this year.

Sunday, December 21, 2003

Went to Bugis today and bumped onto some familiar faces. Saw Ralph today but did not call him because he was busy in a conversation with a pretty lady. Also saw my Sgt Liew but this time I called him.

Saturday, December 20, 2003

Stupid arsehole!
arsehole = CORS
That stupid CORS site is giving me troubles again. I am unable to add maths module again just because I do not have 'A' Levels Maths. This happened to me last sem. Think got to appeal.

Thursday, December 18, 2003

I AM CLEARED
Relieved.
Managed to clear this semester and pass all modules.
Went out today with my NS friends and had a show. That show is going to enter into my Guinness World of Records. It is the MOST BORING, MOST PLOTLESS PLOT movie I will watch in my entire whole life. "In the Cut" is the name of the movie. OK, that show is RA but lousiest RA to be shown on earth. Synopsis told me it is a horror movie but I don't find any part of the movie that is scary, or just I am cold blooded? hmm....I really don't know.

Wasted my $6.50.

Monday, December 15, 2003

Saddam is captured
I cannot imagine what the living condition is like for him. Reminds me of a zombie living in a coffin.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3317881.stm

Thursday, December 11, 2003

Went to Tanjong Pagar with a friend to look for part-time jobs. We knew it is impossible to find one at the peiod of time but we still went there to to do some recce so that next sem will be easier for us. Got a list of employment agencies available in International Plaza and I think this will come real handy in the future.

Left my that friend and joined another group of my friends (NUS) for a dinner at Marina South. It's steamboat buffet time! Food is simply fabulous and I feel $12 is really worth the money.

Great day :)

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Using an automated VB program given to me by EE. Excellent programming involved.
Glad to be granted access to a tool created by EE :)
Really feel honoured.
Turn in late
Wake up late

Monday, December 08, 2003

Please anyone could recommend me any easy breadth/gem module for me?
I need to overload myself next semester.

Sunday, December 07, 2003

Just got news that I have got a wedding dinner to attend to. My cousin is getting married the second time on 2nd Jan 2004 and the dinner will be held at SENTOSA!!!

Saturday, December 06, 2003

I find myself having more activities/outings on weekdays than weekends. It has been like that for the past few weeks or so having me spending my weekends usually at home. Movies on weekdays are cheaper.
Got back $50 :)
I lost $50 today

Thursday, December 04, 2003

Had 3 durians for dinner.
Am feeling a bit sick at the moment.
In need of Java Sun Studio software! Any kind soul wish to send me post here.
Using NetBeans but then it loads really slowly.

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Just completed my range of questions to "clean". I am a volunteer of my favourite site for more than 2 years and many times I met hostile people making unreasonable demands. I am just a volunteer providing free service after all in hope that the site will continue. That site did make it and from a total non-profit organization to now with many advertisements site making profits. I felt rather bad not making contributions to the site during the last exam period because of time constraint and as for now, I cannot find any excuses for not making contributions.

Long live EE!

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Took a bus home today with a valueless ezlink card. Managed to find 2 $1 coins and so used one and asked around for smaller change. There's this guy who offerred to change with me and while he was looking for the coins, a bus (the bus he wished to take) arrived. In a rush, he gave me 80 cents without me giving him my $1.

I got the credit.
hehe

Monday, December 01, 2003

This game really rather impressed me.
Short but sweet
http://flashfarm1.flashplayer.com/1182_johnny.swf
Went to school today with 3 friends to take part in a $30 reward for a 2 hours survey session. In fact it is $30 for 1 hour mouse "clicking" survey conducted by a group of IS honour students. I was the first to complete the 1hr mouse clicking session...hmm i guess i must be very good in using mouse.

I was surprised to see eliane as a volunteer helping out in supervising the survey. Ya she is another great friend of mine. Both of us living in amk, both of us having the same number of ADs, As, Bs and Cs during poly, both of us are scorpio (8th nov 1981 is my birthday and 9th nov 1981 is hers). Really coincidence. Looked at the list of students who have signed up for the survey and saw catherine's name on it. Thought this survey is only eligible for students matriculated in 2003? Guess there's some conspiracy going on inside but that's ok and it does not really matter.

With the meagre $30 on hand, my 3 friends and I went HollandV for lunch and afterwhich took a bus to orchard "Delfi" for a KTV session. There goes the $30.

Description of the 3 friends
1. WenKang
Very tall (approx 2m), SoC basketball representative, cheerful, humourous, some smart instinct in him.

2. Rui Kai
What i know of him is that he really HATE discrete maths. Gamer, some humour instinct in him.

3. Regine
likes to tell jokes (all are lame but they really come out very naturally) but then really make my day. sometimes blur but cute. cheerful and is the happy-go-lucky type. very helpful (yet to thank her for all her JC maths notes). always fun to have someone like her to talk to.

Should be about it.
Yesterday was Catherine's birthday. Hope she had a great day.
Nice, thoughtful and pretty lady and that is she. Never fail to forget what I told her (even very minor little seem to be insignificant details, and me too will never forget what she said).

Sunday, November 30, 2003

Set to part with my phone but I guess it is worth selling. Warranty is going to expire plus this phone has been giving me "keypad" problems. Plus some more I heard N6610 has got lots of firmware bugs (i experienced them myself), I guess I made the right decision.
My younger bro has got a deal for me.
Someone keen to buy 2nd hand N6610 at $300 and I think I will sell mine.
I bought it at <$300 first hand with 2 months warranty left. I think it's a reasonable deal.

Saturday, November 29, 2003

Just get to realize Mandrake is more commonly used than RedHat.
Am rather surprised.
hm.... but i am still determined to convert from Mandrake (am currently using) to RedHat.
No statistics will stop me from trying.
Woke up at 2pm :)
Went to Sitex show today and as it was just like normal PC Show...nothing really special about this one except....
We were standing in front of the Lexmark demonstration and the host suddenly pin-pointed me, "The one in red, YES that one. Could you come out and answer some questions?". Hmm....could I be the lucky one to win the palm zire? I decided to just give it a shot and here I go, walking onto the stage and answer some really simple damn obvious questions. Got myself a Lexmark analog watch with Stefanie Sun's face on the watch's face. OK no palm zire for me anyway.

Board a bus to Tampines mall for dinner after that. Chatted for quite a while in the food court before we decided to take a train to geylang for more supper. Tried the infamous "Smelly Beancurd". It isn't as smelly as I think it will be....very disappointing.

Friday, November 28, 2003

Been a member of friendster for nearly 2 months but I only have 5 "friends" in there. The reason is because I am using a hotmail email address that none of my friends know of. I have received invitations to add me into my friends' community but all used my pacnet email address. But I think that's okay because I do find friendster sucks a lot. It used to be very fast in loading but then after an influx of members coming in, loading time of friendster pages is unacceptable.

I just get to know another site that works similar to friendster but is definitely better in terms of speed and features. Try out http://www.myspace.com.

This time I am using my yahoo account hongjun_wap@yahoo.com.
I wronged someone

I have wronged someone and have cursed her for so long. It has always been with me all along...am very sorry about it.
Going sitex later :)

Thursday, November 27, 2003

Working on a new article. It has got to do with differences b/w ASP and ColdFusion.
Hopefully it will be ready in a day or 2.
Articles Uploaded
Just posted a new section in my blog
Right panel ->

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Halloween Time
http://www34.brinkster.com/hongjunwap/nus/halloween.htm
Stereotyping ends up in universal statements such as the following:
(1) All mathematics professors are absent-minded.
(2) All science graduates cannot write.
(3) All computer buffs are nerds. -> i took computing
(4) All Singaporeans are “kiasu”.
(5) All capitalists are evil.
(6) All socialists are destructive.
Started my day with a jog :)

Monday, November 24, 2003

Busy with cleaning up my PC and organising my folders/files. Too messy after 1 semester.
Have received many emails on contributions to my handphone site and have promised them I will upload them. Will busy with updating my handphone site.
Exam Is Finally Over

Exam is finally over. Don't wish to think about how difficult the papers were, how careless I was, how.....

Friday, November 21, 2003

Went back to school today to consult my OS lecturer. I have got 2 lecturers for that module and the better one named "Hugh" was out. So I have no choice but to consult the second choice Roland. Roland don't practise "open door" policy and he put emphasis on following consultation hours.

It was 4pm, 6 hours past his allocated consultation hours. I knocked the door and heard "Come in". The moment I asked "I have some questions to consult you", he replied, "You came at the wrong timing and I have got something to do and so be QUICK!". I really made it real quick! Every question asked by me was always followed by his shocked and surprised look plus short structured replies. He really made me sound stupid.

My first impression on him when he taught the last 2 lectures of OS was already not good and what happened today is just another confirmation.

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Brain Saturated

Brain Saturation Level: Highest in my entire lifetime.

I never had an exam paper that difficult as my today's calculus paper. Sometimes I wonder is this paper trying to test one's ability to solve calculus questions or one's ability to take the 2 hours ultimate stress. Compared to the previous 2 semesters' past years' papers, this is the hardest! Now I just got to pray that other people will be like me, almost everyone questions also having difficulties.

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Tomorrow I will be taking 2 exam papers, one in the morning and the other in the evening. Both are killer! Good luck to myself.

Monday, November 17, 2003

So Boring

Being without a study companion for 3 days including today. Really cannot concentrate alone.

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Submitted my CS2104 assignment yesterday.
Completed my CS2106 project documentation today and will submit it tomorrow or it should be today since it is now past midnight.

NO MORE ASSIGNMENTS at least for this semester.

Saturday, November 08, 2003

Thursday, November 06, 2003

Got to search for a better place to study.
Science library is too cold in the night for me.
I think a cool place without air con will be just nice for me.
Project Progressing Great

Significant progress today :)
Rank down one more!
Hard to maintain.

Sunday, November 02, 2003

I never did a project that long!
Really getting very frustrated.

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Again Running Out of Time

Mon got to submit an assignment but then that topic involved is yet to be taught by the lecturer. Sigh...
7th got to submit another assignment.
In 2-3 weeks time, exams will commence.

Sigh....

Saturday, October 25, 2003

Very Late Now And...

Very late now and yet I am here doing my OS assignment. Heard that the previous assignment is easier with only 1 shell separator to interpret but now, I have got quite a lot to interpret.

Sigh...

Thursday, October 23, 2003

When Can I Resume Normal Life?

I've been not myself these few weeks.
Must be too much work plus too little rest.

Sunday, October 19, 2003

Infernal Affairs 2

Watched Infernal Affairs 2 yesterday. Nice show...reminds me of the Ekin show Gu Hwa Chai.

Friday, October 17, 2003

WinXP Security Patch

To All,

Please note that Microsoft has just announced/released the following
patches on their website:

1. Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-040:
Cumulative Patch for Internet Explorer (828750)

2. Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-041:
Vulnerability in Authenticode Verification Could Allow Remote Code Execution (823182)

3. Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-042:
Buffer Overflow in Windows Troubleshooter ActiveX Control Could Allow Code Execution (826232)

4. Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-043:
Buffer Overrun in Messenger Service Could Allow Code Execution (828035)

5. Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-044:
Buffer Overrun in Windows Help and Support Center Could Lead to System Compromise (825119)

6. Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-045:
Buffer Overrun in the ListBox and in the ComboBox Control Could Allow Code Execution (824141)


To know about the vulnerability that prompts the release of this patch, please click on the following link:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/default.asp

Thursday, October 16, 2003

Rejected print job 019 at psmrc-dx

JobName:Microsoft PowerPoint - lecture10.ppt
Reason: You have exceeded this month's paper quota.
Remedy: Wait till next month.


I have used up this month's and next month's 100 printing quota. My printing usage is now -8. My home's printer runs out of black ink. What can I do now? I think I would have print my subsequent printings in CBLC. 4 cents per page isn't really expensive.
WAP Site Updated

Finally uploaded some wallpapers.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Dangerous Ride Home

My friend offered me a ride home and I agreed. The ride was indeed a challenging one. CTE was rather heavy with traffic at around 7pm and the speed my friend was going was just too fast. He squeezed through in between columns of vehicles and many times we escaped the risk of being knocked down. Many cars especially taxis signalled only after they changed lanes and my friend had to react these many unexpected dangers.

How I wished I will reach home soon and here am I, safe and sound. This is my many times on a bike but this is my most "memorable" one (being the most dangerous ride).

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

Disappointing

OK I got 27/35 for my OS test. hm... I did not get >=30 not because of the 2 silly mistakes but has got to do with many other mistakes.

Got to do better than that in the exam.
Declare Holiday Myself

I have worked non-stop for almost 14 days in a row with average 4 hours of sleep per day. I deserve a break.
What the hell am I doing? I made 2 stupid mistakes for today's OS MCQ test. (12-9) > (16-12)??? I actually made this mistake and there goes 2 marks. If I don't get more than 30 out of 35 for this MCQ because of this 2 silly mistakes, I only have myself to blame.

Hope the result will be out soon.

Sunday, October 05, 2003

Finally completed my part on assignment3. The rest is up to my partner.
Got to go study for my Tue OS test now.

Time is running out for me.

Saturday, October 04, 2003

Figuring out and trying to code out the stupid Huffman's Compression Algorithm. A bit abstract but got to try to come out with something for the "meagre" 10%.
Gone Case For Calculus

Sigh... Just had a calculus test an hour ago. I know how to do Q1-Q3 but then don't know how to do for the remaining 2. Only if I can get full marks for the first 3 will then I be able to pass this irritating test. Weightage for last 2 questions is 45% and to pass I got to make sure I got full marks for the first 3 which is almost possible.

$#%##@#!!~#$$#$

Friday, October 03, 2003

Calculus Test Tomorrow

I would say this will be the hardest.
Good luck to myself.
One Test Cleared

Had an easy test on Programming Language today :)
20 out of 20!

Hope the final exam will not be anything harder than this.

Thursday, October 02, 2003

She is not my friend anymore

Lent my unix notes to her few years ago. Last week, I called her for my notes but then she said "I am busy", "Do you really need it?", "Can't you borrow a textbook from the library? Isn't it the same?". Yes she shouted at me as if I were in the wrong. She promised to find the notes end of this week because she has to work everyday till LATE NIGHT which means she will not be at home at night. But then I received a sms from her this evening saying she could not find my notes and accused me that they were with her in the first place! SMS from her in the evening -> she is at home but then this contradicts with what she said about her working everyday till late night. I guess she did not even attempt to search for my notes.

So disappointed.

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Just finished studying for my calculus test. Uni calculus is so different from what I learnt in sec and poly. Spent 3hrs doing tutorial 6 and as usual definitely there bound to have some questions I don't know how to solve. Sigh... How to take the test with this kind of standard!!!

Friday, September 26, 2003

Type Your First Name

http://www.kabalarians.com/
Never So Stressful Before

At least I cannot remember I been so stressful before.
29th Sep - 2 tutorials to be completed.
1st Oct - 2 tutorials to be completed.
3rd Oct - CS2104 test.
4th Oct - the CALCULUS test.
6th Oct - CS2104 Assignment 3 Deadline.
6th Oct - 2 ET1000 Research Articles to be submitted.
7th Oct - Operating Systems Test.
8th Oct - 5 OS Labs to be submitted.

That's all for now. Just hope OS assignment will not be out so soon.
:) :)

Got a 10 out of 10 points for my Programming Lang. Concepts assignment1 :)

Thursday, September 25, 2003

Demo Tomorrow

Got a program demo tomorrow. It's on assignment 1 but then now already I am working on assignment3. I cannot even remember exactly how each of my program functions work. Better get back and recall or else the lecturer may misunderstand that that program was not done by me.

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Interesting Facts

1. Bill Gates earns US$250 every SECOND, that's about
US$20 Million a DAY
and US$7.8 Billion a YEAR!


2. If he drops a thousand dollar, he won't even bother
to pick it up bcoz
in the 4 seconds he picks it, he would've already earned it back.


3. The US national debt is about 5.62 trillion, if Bill
Gates were to pay the debt by himself; he will finish it in less then 10
years. ??????


4. He can donate US$15 to everyone on earth but still
be left with US$5
Million for his pocket money.


5. Michael Jordan is the highest paid athlete in US. If
he doesn't drink
and eat, and keeps up his annual income i.e. US$30
Million, he'll have to
wait for 277 years to become as rich as Bill Gates is now.


6. If Bill Gates was a country, he would be the 37th
richest country on
earth.


7. If you change all of Bill Gate's money to US$1
notes, you can make a
road from the earth to moon, 14 times back and forth.
But you have to make
that road non-stop for 1,400 years, and use a total of
713 BOEING 747 planes to transport all the money.


8. Bill Gates is 40 this year. If we assume that he
will live for another
35 years, he has to spend US$6.78 Million per day to
finish all his money
before he goes to heaven.


Last but not the least:


HERE'S THE BEST...!!!


IF MICROSOFT WINDOWS' USERS CAN CLAIM US$1 FOR EVERY
TIME THEIR COMPUTERS
HANG BECAUSE OF MICROSOFT WINDOWS, BILL GATES WILL BE
BANKRUPT IN 3 YEARS...!!!!

Sunday, September 21, 2003

Oracle is Rich

Can't believe Lawerence Ellison is so rich. Oracle? They make a database, don't they? It's not even a particulaly good one, and it's hard to imagine that enough people have purchased it to put $36 billion into *anybody's* hands. Microsoft??? At least most of the people I know of spend hours using M$ products and that sounds reasonable Gates and Allan are so rich.
Eureka

I found it! Got hold of some articles on why maths is important to computing students. However, am never convinced by them. I cannot post them here because they are copyrighted.
US's Richest

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30200-12789228,00.html

Friday, September 19, 2003

No Life

Where will you be able to find me? Nowadays, I will either be at home or in one of the many fast food restaurants in Singapore reading a book. Simply no life.

Test.. Tests... and more tests are around the corner.

Sunday, September 14, 2003

Coincidence or Jinx

While watching the "Turn Left Turn Right" movie, I was thinking what had happened in my life that are of many coincidences. I do have some. I will name 1. I knew a girl (friend) whom I knew in NUS, lives few blocks away from me. We went to the same block but different class for tution in primary school. And now we met in NUS. Near her block used to have a tragedy (someone jumped off the building). Near my block also used to have a tragedy (fire). So the entire movie my mind was running through the fire incident, what happened, the aftermath, ....

Back home and was told by my family members that there was a fire in the very night I had my movie. Concidence or jinx?
Turn Left Turn Right

Watched "Turn Left Turn Right" chinese movie yesterday with a group of friends. Finally I got some relaxation :)

Friday, September 12, 2003

Site Hit Rate Drops

Sigh... my site hit rate has dropped. Last time hit rate can be that high till bandwidth provided by the host has exceeded but definitely not for now. How I wish I have the time to update my site.
Wonder Why Got To Take Maths

Have been wondering why Computer Science students need to learn Mathematics for quite some time. I will try to find out why and I will post here to share with everyone.

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Ugly Singaporean

Was queuing up for food today at Ang Mo Kio S11 Central. Suddenly 2 aunties came and cut the queue. They requested for 2 packet of rice but the vendor ignored them and politely asked them to follow the queue. Not only did the aunties not feeling guilty at all, they even cursed the vendor. I was rather irritated by their curse. STARE THEM like goldfish.

Monday, September 08, 2003

No holiday for me

Everyone at least for students is having holiday this coming week but definitely not for me.

Friday, September 05, 2003

:)

Someone does a google and found my infix-postfix C code. I just received a compliment through email :)

Thursday, September 04, 2003

Hail Seif Haridi Once More

Today's announcement
"on Saturday from 10:00-13:00 I will be in PCLAB2 soc1 8th fl. to help you with assignment 1"

He is just too good. I bet he will be spending most of the 3hrs coding for those in trouble. Thank god I found myself a more than capable partner to work with. Our working rate is 1 function/functionality per day. That is lightning speed.

I like Haridi (role model).

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Feel So Helpless

Calculus... Calculus... Calculus...Someone please help me!
It is no longer the same as what I used to know what calculus is.

"Yes i understand what's going on and in fact it is easier than what I learnt previously" - comment from a Chinese from China!
Can't believe my ears.

Monday, September 01, 2003

Hail Haridi

Prof Haridi, my lecturer for Programming Language Concepts module is certainly going to be one of the nominees of Best Lecturer in NUS award. Ever seem any lecturers (I am excluding those from primary and secondary levels) staying back voluntarily solving students' doubts? Do not forget that time was late 6pm already (Tutorial ends at 5pm). His devotion is even more evident in the forums he created. Every single thread posted he will sure to reply.

Hard to find such a devoted lecturer in a University.

Sunday, August 31, 2003

Yah Finally

Just finished coding yet another function but then this time I took 1 whole hour to do that. A very complex recursive function that deals with list.
I Miss SP

I really miss sitting down in a lab attending a total technical based lecture. I hate theory to the core.

Saturday, August 30, 2003

Class in Singapore Polytechnic

Had a fulfilling 4 hours .Net class in SP this afternoon. I got to know about this free class organised by my ex-lecturer, My Ronnie Peh, from my junior Poly friends. Could not believe that those girls and Ronnie do keep in touch even though my friends had graduated. Learnt one of the most important technologies today :)
I'm back again

Hi I am back again (approx 30 minutes from my last post). This is the amount of time I used to code a function - a recursive one. The whole damn code is half a page but then it really requires lots of thinking. But the whole process is shorter than expected so I am quite proud of myself. The function is just a small part of my assignment.

Friday, August 29, 2003

Great Day

Just reached home from dinner with my friends. They are IT experts whom I get to know from a forum. This is our 3rd dinner together and everytime we dine at Geylang. Why? Maybe because they work near there. Both are web programmers.

Why I say they are great people? Both have got low qualifications but that does not stop them from being web programmers with capabilities in par with degree holders. Sad to know that one of them is sick of IT and is already having thoughts of quiting and setting up his own business selling bubble tea. IT is always changing... sigh...

Sunday, August 24, 2003

Tired of Sobig Emails

I see it, I delete it. I see them, I delete them. It's usually them :(
So let's help one another by "cleaning" our PC.

Saturday, August 23, 2003

My PC is Clean

A friend of mine told me that he received many emails from me bearing subjects like "Re: Thank You", etc. Just run W32.Sobig.F@mm removal tool and has confirmed that the worm does not exist in my PC. If anyone still receives W32.Sobig.F@mm emails from me, do inform me.

Friday, August 22, 2003

SP Lousy

It appears that many of my friends who are NP and NYP graduates had learnt Discrete Mathematics but as for me, I don't even know what the fuck is that! Guess I will have big trouble next semester.

Thursday, August 21, 2003

Mentally Retarded

I think I am so. I feel my reasoning abilities have failed me.
I HATE Maths

I used to love maths and that was my pet subject. At least for now, I HATE Maths. My Uni Calculus lecturer always assumes everyone is 'A' Level grad and gives his lectures in bullet train speed. How on earth can a poly grad able to catch up? Theories theories and more theories... they are making me sick.

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

New Virus Evolving

A new variation of an email virus is infecting systems today. Please make sure your Antivirus definitions are updated today. Information from Symantec (Norton) Antivirus listed below.

W32.Sobig.F@mm is a mass-mailing, network-aware worm that sends itself to all the email addresses that it finds in the files with the following extensions:
.dbx
.eml
.hlp
.htm
.html
.mht
.wab
.txt

The worm utilizes it's own SMTP engine to propagate and will attempt to create a copy of itself on accessible network shares.

Email Routine Details
The email message has the following characteristics:

From: Spoofed address (which means that the sender in the "From" field is most likely not the real sender).
The worm may use the address admin@internet.com as the sender.

Subject:

Re: Details
Re: Approved
Re: Re: My details
Re: Thank you!
Re: That movie
Re: Wicked screensaver
Re: Your application
Thank you!
Your details

Body:

See the attached file for details
Please see the attached file for details.

Attachment:

your_document.pif
document_all.pif
thank_you.pif
your_details.pif
details.pif
document_9446.pif
application.pif
wicked_scr.scr
movie0045.pif

NOTE: The worm deactivates on September 10, 2003. The last day on which the worm will spread is September 9, 2003.

Also Known As:
Sobig.F [F-Secure], W32/Sobig.f@MM [McAfee], WORM SOBIG.F [Trend]



Type:
Worm

Infection Length:
about 72,000 bytes

Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

Systems Not Affected:
Linux, Macintosh, OS/2, UNIX, Windows 3.x
Wish List

A laptop. I think I will get one in a month or two.

Thursday, August 14, 2003

Sad Sad Sad

Heavy workload = less time on the net = ranking in EE drop!
Overall, this year, this month, ...
Sigh...

Monday, August 11, 2003

Bought another book again

"Operating Systems" recommended by Hugh Anderson (my lecturer). FYI, that book is written by Hugh Anderson himself. He's great.
First Lecture

Lecturer is humourous. He used the below as an example on a contradictory logic

All birds can fly
Ostrich is a bird
Therefore, all ostriches can fly.

To further make things clearer, he said "Human birds can't fly"!

That's not all. In the course of the lecture, he mentioned that "All mathematicians are absent-minded". He really live up to it. His handphone rang in the middle of the lecture after break time. He even jokingly asked around whose handphone was that without realizing that was actually his. Only after it rang for quite some time before he picked up his phone to reject the call. This was what he said, "Please do not report me".

Surprisingly, Chee Wee, Yongping and Koh Thiam Seng are my lecture mates.

Sunday, August 10, 2003

First Lecture Tomorrow

Hope "Living with Mathematics" will not be tough. It will be my first and only lecture for the day. Sigh.. got to travel all the way to NUS for a 2 hours lecture.

Saturday, August 09, 2003

Unexpected Call

Received an unexpected call from someone who used to be quite close to me. We talked about what will I be doing next week, how was life, etc. That friend also offerred to give me textbooks because his/her elder sister was a NUS Computing grad. But I rejected because syllabus has changed and those old textbooks were no longer in use.
Bought a book

Bought a Java book today.
Happy National Day!!!

Friday, August 08, 2003

Arnold Schwartzenegger

I cannot imagine what will happen if Arnold (longest name in the ballot) wins the ring for Governor of California. I will never support someone with zero experience but then I have got no say for I am no Californian.

Thursday, August 07, 2003

Unix Workshop

Had my Unix workshop today. Everything goes very well and the workshop is quite enjoying. Unix is one of my favourite OS mainly because of its chat feature. I remember using it to chat during my poly days... Got to know a Dane "ang moh" in the lab. He kept asking me questions relating to Unix after he knew I was a poly grad. Overall he is a nice guy.
Saw some familiar people

I saw Chee Wee and a pioneer sergeant today.
Finally Got My Modules

Finally, I managed to secure all the modules I wanted. However, timetable sucks having lectures everyday from Mon to Sat. I even have got 2 sets of 2 exams on the same day.

Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Irritating Calls/Emails/Voice Mails

Lots of irritating calls/emails/voice mails from NUS clubs that I reluctantly signed up on matriculation day. All request for reply but of course I did not. I'm just too busy to think of signing up for any ECA.

Monday, August 04, 2003

First Day Orientation Week

My orientation group seniors comprises of 1 orientation group leader who is a Singaporean, 1 Singaporean assistant, 1 Filipino assistant and 1 Burmese assistant. 3 Singaporean Chinese (all guys incl. me), 2 Malaysian Chinese (gals), 1 Indian from India (guy), and 3 Chinese from China (guys) make up the freshmen team. This makes me feel like I am the foreigner instead of them.
If you are a KaZaa User

I hope you are not in the list.

RIAA Hit List
http://www.techtv.com/news/culture/story/0,24195,3484600,00.html

Friday, August 01, 2003

As Expected

As expected, number of bidders has exceeded the quota for each class. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Smell Failure

I smells failure in bidding. The number of bidders is near to the quota set and if it exceeds then results will be based on first-come-first-serve basic and the bid value. Highest bid set is 4 times higher than what I have bid. Got to double it to play safe.
Module Bidding

Placed my first bid today. Encountered first problem and that is I unable to bid for a maths module. Checked out its pre-requisite and it says 'A' Level Mathematics. I end up having to take another extra maths module as a "bridging" module but then strangely, bidding for the bridging module failed. I guess I got to exercise clicking of the "Appeal" button.

Hope everything will go smooth when results is out tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 29, 2003

My predictions on module bidding

NUS is using a totally new system - Bidding for modules using bidding points. The higher points you used to bid for modules, the higher the chances you will get them. Bidding has already started but I as a freshmen can only start my bid on 1st Aug and so this will mean vacancies may be taken.

Theoretically, this bidding system is the fairest of all but practically I beg to differ. This system will bring lots of disappointments, lots of appeals, long working hours of NUS operators. Students who really need to study certain modules but are then unable to bid for it will need to appeal and through this new system, appeals got to be filed online. I bet NUS operators will only look through the entire list of appeals just before they knock off from work and this means students will have to wait for many hours before getting a virtual reply. To process the long list of appeals will definitely be done "chop chop". Trust me, students will end up consulting undergraduate advisors through phone or in person.

The appeal process will take you many days and the result will not going to be 100% positive. This system sucks.
Got back my pink IC

Title sums up everything

Monday, July 28, 2003

Anonymous User

Hope all readers of my blog who would like to comment beside my posting to leave your name/nick. I really wish to know who you are. Thanks for visiting my blog.
Tiring Day

1) 0710 - Woke up
2) 0745 - Had breakfast at a coffeeshop
3) 0800 - Took bus 74 then 151 to NUS
4) 0915 - Found my way to Multi-Purpose Sports Hall 1
5) 0945 - Finally in No. 1 in the queue.
6) 0955 - Got my matriculation card
7) 1000 - Found out all exits are sealed so no choice got to undergo interrogations by several ECAs members
8) 1200 - Finally get out of the place
9) 1230 - Reach Buona Vista Transitlink Office (nearest to NUS) to apply for tertiary Ezlink card but then they cannot find my record
10)1300 - Reach CCK and confirmed OC is in camp
11) 1330 - Reach camp but then learnt that OC just left camp and so clearance form yet to be completed
12) 1500 - Reach home
13) 1505 - Had my lunch
14) 1520 - Tried logging into CORS to bid for modules but realised freshmen will only start bidding in Round 1C (1st Aug)

Tired...

Sunday, July 27, 2003

Voice Recognition Sample

Ok since someone commented in my previous posting and requested for Speech-To-Text examples, I will post an example product where it uses that technology. It is a voice recognition email software and though I have not used it before, I bet it is one which really applies to us - Emailing.
http://www.speaktomail.com/products.asp
Interesting Generator

A Text-to-Speech Engine with a selection from several different languages. You simply got to try it.
http://www.naturalvoices.att.com/demos/

Thursday, July 24, 2003

U.S. RELEASES PHOTOS OF SADDAM'S SLAIN SONS

Photos of Qusay and Uday Hussein bodies after they were killed.
http://www.cnn.com/interactive/aol/gallery.hussein.bodies/frameset.exclude.html
Marked 23rd July 2003

Took Qualifying English Test (QET) that day and as expected, topic was darn difficult. I got to understand as to why some of my friends had to take ET1000 as a module in NUS for failing QET. I wondered why NUS and NTU don't conduct QET on the same day and giving same questions. Can't they just sit down and agree on one date for the QET?

The QET really took a toll on my brain cells. A lengthy three pages close passage extracted from a Taoism alchemist book with thirty errors to be corrected, three pre-reading questions to ponder on, one lengthy small font-sized article extracted from the Economist Review titled "Dollars and Degrees" to read on, and a 500 words killer essay to be completed. Topic of the essay was "Nowadays, universities are concerned on making profits as well as innovation and creativity. Which should a university be mainly concerned with?". For someone like me never used to writing argumentative essays in secondary school plus I never written an essay for FIVE long years (3 years in poly and 2 years in the army), 500 argumentative essay really did kill me.

NTU seemed to be more kind to their students giving many essay topics to choose from with topics like "Write an event that happened in your country", "What is your future prospect", Why do you choose NTU, etc. Furthermore, they are allowed to complete the essay in just 300 words. UNFAIR UNFAIR UNFAIR but what to do.

CRAPS CRAPS and many more CRAPS! Please let me pass!
Finally I'm back

Finally I'm back writing my blog after a couple of days of absence. I will write on what happened on the fateful 23rd July 2003 after my sleep. Hear me rant in about 10 hours time. I need a listening ear.

I also have not updated my wap site for quite some time already and I will do so later.

Sunday, July 20, 2003

Gender Test

If you're as gender confused as you appear to be, remind me never to be in the same vicinity as you in either a dark red-light district or a prison. I'd highly recommend you get some flash cards that have pictures of men and women on them with the answers on the back so that you can improve your gender accuity. It might just save your life some day and perhaps some of your more sensitive areas as well.

Take a gender test now to see if you are one of them.
http://www2.b3ta.com/femaleorshemale2/

Saturday, July 19, 2003

Admitting to Year 1 After All

I registered for NUS in year 2001 and got a place for year 2003/2004 and 2004/2005 but I chose to enrol in year 2003/2004. At the time when I registered for NUS, all poly grads were allowed a direct entry to second year and that really delighted me. If not for me having to serve NS, I will had started my education in year 2002/2003 in second year. However, system in NUS has changed and those entering year 2003/2004 will have to start from year 1 with some modules exemption. Hope I can squeeze in some modules per semester and graduate in less than 3 years. I think I will drop the intention to study for Honours since that will take me 4 years instead of 3 to complete. SAD SAD SAD...
Sigh...

Wonder when Microsoft products will be secure one day. Windows 2003, another product of Microsoft, which claimed to be very secure and having being tested umpteen times bearing millions price tag on its testing for bugs phase even before it was launched proved to be a failure. Just imagine if Tron was used instead of Windows.

Friday, July 18, 2003

QET next week

My friend admitting to NTU this month had had their QET few days back and from them, their QET's format was straightforward and questions to me was simple. 2 close passages with some blanks for students to fill in and a 300 words essay to be written from many topics to choose from. Topics available to choose from are like "Why do you choose NTU?", "Describe one major recent event just happened in your country", "What do you want to do in the future?", etc. Very simple to write essay with 300 words limit. But then for NUS, it is a very different story. 1 close passage with many grammatical phrases underlined for you to edit and a 500 words essay to write. Before writing the essay, there will have 3 pre-reading topics for students to ponder and then a lengthy topic related article to read from. There is only ONE essay TOPIC to write on and it can be like "how your country's goverment can help reserve the originality of tourist spots in your country". That can be relative difficult for someone especially those poly grads and even more worse for those NSF guys.

Qualifying English Test (QET) format and sample can be downloaded from
http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/undergraduate/matriculation.html

Dificult right?
Tackling Problems

Made a number of calls here and there, every half hour just to get 2 persons. That 2 persons are important in getting my problem solved. Erm.... It seemed to have been solved.

Thursday, July 17, 2003

Milestone Ahead

I knew there is a milestone (big problem) ahead and I am keeping this from you. Got to clarify things tomorrow.
Big Harvest Today

Woke up early in the morning just to go back to camp to get RSM, S2, S3, OC and MTO to sign my clearance form. I knew I got to reach camp as early as possible, preferably early 9am, so that they will be there. After lunch will be far too risky to take because they may be out camp for lunch or somewhere out camp doing no one know what. I managed to find all except OC and S2 but then RSM agreed to sign on behalf of S2.

Left with OC's signature :(

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Dinner at Home

What can be better than having dinner at home? We bought cooked food from a seafood restaurant in the coffeeshop near my house. We had fried egg with char siew, kangkong with sambal cuttlefish, fried pork with tomato sauce, fried prawn balls, herbal chicken, and some satay sticks. The idea of having dinner was to allow us not to miss the 7pm "Holland Village" Mediacorp show.
Dinner Later

Today is my mom's birthday and as usual we will have a dinner at one of the restaurants as an informal celebration. We do not have the culture of giving presents like others. Hm... we decide to have the dinner at .... tell you later.
Medical Checkup

I went for a routine medical checkup at University Health & Wellness Centre today in NUS and to my surprise, there were more China's chinese undergoing the checkup than Singaporeans. Many chinese were seen carrying a laptop and that really scared me. From my friends already in NUS studying Computing, those chinese are simply formidable. Their programming skills are amazing and beyond many of us Singaporeans.

Guys and gals, I am not a racist and definitely am not a person who discriminate foreign students but then having a class full of China chinese classmates with a foreign tongue certainly does not make me comfortable. Wonder what life will be in a month's time.

Monday, July 14, 2003

Boring

As bored as one can imagine, here I am in a cyber cafe. My initial intention is to go out and do some window shopping on my own to kick boredom away. No one is at home at the moment, no one to date for either A is in camp or B is at work. Sometimes a life too good (need not book in) is not that good after all.

Sunday, July 13, 2003

Saturday, July 12, 2003

No prizes for me

I went to fort canning for my battalion's anniversary cum ord dinner yesterday night. Weather wasn't good that day and it rained the moment we started to walk to the destination from Dhoby Ghaut. I wondered why fort canning was chosen. Why can't they choose a place which is more accessible, more comfortable at least with air-con, like a restaurant? As predicted, the dinner was held at a open field with a tent over it as shelter. Normal chairs akin to those used on Malay weddings occasions were used with the only difference being seat covers were used. Because of the rain and strong wind, small leaves were seen on the seats as well as tables. Occasion like this reminded me of Hungry Ghosts Festivals dinner.

Table gifts in the form of a SAF paper bag containing few little goodies like a cd-rom, a key chain, a ASICS polo-T, and a lucky draw cinema-lookalike ticket were issued.

MC for the night was Eileen Wee and as expected, she came with a sexy outfit bearing a really short and with many holes here and there mini shirt. Even her voice was sexy! So she was the "supermodel" as stated in an ad many days before to make the dinner more worth the many tens of dollars. Being a host or MC was her job isn't it?

9 course dinner with free flow of coke, F&N orange or 7-UP, plus a can of beer was one to be waited for. Cold dish followed by shark's fins with very little slices of crabmeat, herbal chicken, fried scallop, butter prawns, small mushrooms with cauliflower, fried hard rock fish, fried seafood rice, and lastly mango as dessert were served. I got to admit that some of the dishes were delicious.

As usual lucky draw is never my type of game - a game that I will never win. 50 prizes were given away but none was landed on my hands. Too bad and just too bad.

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Met a nice guy

I was on my way to Tengah Airbase medical centre for my dental appointment this morning. Weather was bad - impending rain. Upon reaching "Medical Centre 600m" signboard, it rained! My instinct told me to run and I did run towards the medical centre since there wasn't any shelter along the way. There came my Mr nice guy for the day. He drove a civilian car, wearing a armourer suit with Major rank sewed onto, signalled me to get into his car. Wow a nice guy he is - send me all the way to safe shelter just beside the Medical Centre entrance.

Great day!
Sombre Mood

Both the Iranian twin sisters had declared deceased this afternoon with one leaving 2 hours earlier than the other. This proves to be devastating to the world body who keep tracks of their progress constantly. No one is to be blamed for their death for the operation is deemed to be a high risk one. What I can do now is just to pray for their family members to brace themselves up and live on.
Sad News Worldwide

Just learnt that one of the Iranian twins, Ladan, had passed away this afternoon, after 53 hours of complex operation which is yet to finish for her sister. However, news of her sister, Laleh, is not in good state at all. Hope everything gonna be alright for Laleh. They really deserve my salute for their courage and will to live despite being attached together for 29 years.

More of their news here.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/3053638.stm

Monday, July 07, 2003

Bad day for me

Did quite a number of things today and they aren't really wanting. How I hope all these are unnecessary. How I hope these problems don't even appear at first. How I wish these problems are solved and gone for good. If you remember I talked about problems in my earlier posts you will know these problems certainly lurk for quite some time already. I don't like the feeling of sleeping with worries, with problems... How I wish my dreamcatcher is with me tonight.

Got to get my dreamcatcher back from camp.

Sunday, July 06, 2003

Nice Google Search

Try this soon before Google fixes its site:
1. Go to http://www.google.com
2. Type in the search box (but do not hit RETURN) with "weapon of mass destruction" including the pair of double quotes.
3. Hit the "I'm feeling lucky" button instead of the normal Google search button.
4. Read what appears to be a normal error message carefully.

BTW, the "I'm feeling lucky" search points you to http://www.coxar.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/.

Note that if you try to perform this trick the second time it may not work. To get it to work once again, you got to close your browser and re-launch it before trying it.

Saturday, July 05, 2003

Still no mobilisation

Time now reads 1445hr and still no news of any mobilisation. Hope not and god bless.
Possible Mobilisation

There may be a possible mobilisation for me either today or tomorrow, however, tomorrow would be quite unlikely since there will be a CDF vetting on NDP and so it just comes down to today. My company sergeant major told us that there will be two possible activation timings which is either 2pm or 4pm. Now, I am here waiting anxiously hoping that it will never happen to me. It is 1pm plus, few hours to doom or safe.

Friday, July 04, 2003

Finally got hold of F.O.C

Finally I got hold of the book, F.O.C Freedom of Choice. Will promptly reveal more on the contents here next time when I start reading it.

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

Parade A Job Well Done

After yesterday's only rehearsal, the Chief of Arty talked to us telling us that the performance was just a 95% score and urged us to give our very best in the evening's actual SAF Day parade. Even before the actual parade took place, I knew for sure no matter how good or bad we were during the actual parade, the score would always be a perfect score and that's for sure. SAF has got this stupid yet egoistic policy and that is they will never say poor performance so as to cover their own backside. If they grade below perfect, it is the same as saying trainers are unfit to be a trainer.

This is especially evident during the yearly LRI or PAT's inspection. SAF personnel will always cover this and that just to ensure the outside image potrays a clean one and not an ugly one. Do you agree? You have to agree.
No more drills for me

SAF Day parade is finally over and is gone for good. No more foot drills, no more weapon drills, no more sun burning sessions, no more SAFTI-MI hard-to-swallow muslim food for me! Just when I thought life is getting better for me, a new course, Height Confidence Course, pop out of nowhere. I heard that this course be can really scary, having to climb up to great heights and then limp forward to grab hold onto a horizontal bar before letting go and free fall down to a pool of water. That's just one of the many obstacles. Tomorrow, yes tomorrow will be the D-Day.

God bless me.

Sunday, June 29, 2003

Irritating Surveyor

There were more than one irritating phone calls today and they kept ringing again and again even though I made hostile confrontations to the caller. The caller was supposed to perform a survey on me asking questions like number of independents and dependents in my household, family total income, estimated monthly expenditure, et cetera. Even though I answered these questions in a half-hearted attitude and of course some were deemed fictitious, the man kept his cool and continued his interview in his utmost politeness. I guessed the survey was not going to end so soon and so I ended the call by telling him to call back later. Yes he really did call back later but this time of course no one gonna answered his many call-back-later calls.
Disappointed

Went to Junction 8 MPH today in search for a book titled "F.O.C Freedom of Choice" by Leslie but again it is out of stock. Guess I should not try on MPH anymore and move on to other bookstores like Kinokuniya, Borders or even the Times. Hope to get it by this weekend.

This actually took place yesterday. The after 12AM bugged my post.

[edited]
Shocking News

Cameroon's Foe dies after semi-final
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/headlinenews?id=270598&cc=4716

It's really unfortunate that he died at such a young age. "Boys, even if it means dying on the pitch, we must win this semifinal", Marc-Vivien Foe told his Cameroon teammates at halftime of Thursday's Confederations Cup match against Colombia. Thirty minutes later, the midfielder collapsed without warning in the center circle. He died soon afterwards.

Foe became the latest name on soccer's tragic list.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/soccer/news/2003/06/27/foe_deaths/

I may not be Lyon's, City's nor am Cameroon's football fan but I felt real sad for the football world. May he be in peace.

Saturday, June 28, 2003

Didn't meant it

I didn't meant to tattle and be a hypocrite or a gossiper. I hope the other community members in EE will understand that I am not a frequent patron of the Lounge and thus the sotong is innocent. Felt really guilty by the below comment.
        "damn hong - how could you? I can't believe that you tattled."
Part of Zoo Trip Photos

Just got part of the zoo trip photos from my friend and I will upload them in 1 whole batch when I receives the second part. Can't wait to upload them.

Thursday, June 26, 2003

How to Relieve Boredom

The next time you are really bored stiff, here are some last ditch ideas to keep you entertained:
Pay off your MasterCard with your Visa.
Pop some popcorn without putting on the lid.
When someone says, "Have a nice day," tell them you have other plans.
Send yourself a CandyGram.
Have a tea party with your pets.
Make a list of things to do that you have already done.
Put your toddler's clothes on backwards and send him to school as if nothing was wrong.
Write checks with Roman numerals.
Write "Out to lunch" on your forehead.
Leaf through a National Geographic and draw clothes on everybody.
Drive to the store in reverse.
Start a nasty rumor and see if you recognise it when it comes back to you.
Read the dictionary backwards and look for hidden messages.
Bill your doctor for time spent in the waiting room.
Stare at people through the tines of a fork and pretend they're in jail.
Make up a language and stop someone to ask for directions.
Write a short story using alphabet soup.
Talk to your fish.
Kill roaches with a monkey wrench while playing Wagnerian arias.
Start conversations with people that start with, "Did you ever wonder why..."
Burn all your waste paper while eyeing your roommate suspiciously.
Buy a complete set of Transformers. Play with them loudly. If people comment, tell them with a straight face, "They're more than meets the eye."
Mr BoombaStick

These really brighten up my day.
http://boombastick.net/boombaepi01.html
http://boombastick.net/boombaepi02.html
http://boombastick.net/boombaepi03.html
http://boombastick.net/boombaepi04.html
http://boombastick.net/boombaepi05.html
http://boombastick.net/boombaepi06.html
http://boombastick.net/boombaepi07.html
http://boombastick.net/boombaepi08.html

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Shin

Suddenly beginning to love Shin's songs. They are simply great!
Disappointed

I am quite disappointed with the results of the photos taken during last week's concert. They are rather small.

Sunday, June 22, 2003

Courage Fund Concert

I went to the courage fund yesterday. As planned, my brother and I reached Sentosa at around 2pm. We then took the blue line shuttle bus to the underwater world before embarking on a walk around Sentosa mission. From there, we walked through Jungle Trail, Butterfly Garden, Amphitheatre, Merlion Walk, Musical Fountain and then back to gateway carkpark where the concert was held. From 5:30pm, we started forming up at the open patch 50 metres away from the stage. We are considered one of the early birds.

10 minutes before the concert commenced, some advertisements are played on the 3 big projector screens showing upcoming concerts. Whenever Elva Hsiao's July concert advertisement was played, fans cheered for she was one of the celebrities for the night, however, whenever Fan Yi Qing's (an oldies) concert was played, they jeered and some even made nasty comments like "quite unbelieveable for having 60% tickets sold out".

Concert kicked off with Shin Xing Yue Tuan, a Taiwanese rock band, playing their instruments and the main lead singer raising the entire atmosphere. I would grade them 10 out of 10 for the excellent rock music created, the main singer great display of his vocal talents especially when he sang the "One night in Beijing" song. That song was meant to be a duet with the female singer singing in opera mode. However, the main singer of Shin sang it alone switching from male to female vocal when necessary. That was really entertaining. They reminded me of "Beyond".

The next celebrity was Elva Hsiao. As usual, she always wore cargo pants during concert performances. Many cheered for her dance moves. I would grade her 8 out of 10.

One of the celebrities was Fan Wei Qi. I would say she had got an excellent vocal and her popularity cannot be underestimated. When she sang the "Qi Chen" song, almost all sang along with her and that really impressed me. She had got a mature and pretty looks and her voice was deep and mature. I like her a lot. I would grade her 10 out of 10.

Newcomer Xiao Xiao was also one of the celebrities. She was nicknamed "Beautiful Angel" for her cute and sweet looks and voice. She really reminded me of Fan Xiao Juan. I would say she was just a normal next door girl I'd seen. Her grade was 7 out of 10.

Elva's rival for the status princess, Jolin Tsai, made her appearance towards the end of the concert and I would say she attracted more support from the 20K fans. I liked Elva more than Jolin for her better vocal. I would grade her 8 out of 10.

The very last performer for the night was 5566, a Taiwan boy band. The opening of their performance started off with series of fireworks display, video clips display on projector, anticipation by fans, screams et cetera, simply fantastic. The moment they pop out from nowhere, many screamed like never before - really incredible. For their swift dance moves, pleasant vocals, excellent atmosphere created just like what Shin did for the opening, I would grade them 10 out of 10.

Friday, June 20, 2003

Preparing for tomorrow's Concert

I have got hold of four free tickets for tomorrow's Courage Fund concert which will be held at Sentosa and will officially start at around 2130. I gave away two tickets to a poly mate and as for the other two, I decide to use them for my elder brother and myself. My brother and I went shopping today for tomorrow's tea break. That is definitely necessary because food and drinks in Sentosa will surely be more expensive than normal prices and we do not wish to be "slaughtered" like those tourists.

So excited.

Thursday, June 19, 2003

My Guess Is Wrong

The man who did a long dip into the tank will not be prosecuted since tests carried out on the shark corpse by biologists did not offer enough proof that it died because of the stress.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/southern_counties/3003470.stm

Thank god.
Naked man scares shark to death

Wonder what will happen to the man. Since it says that type of shark is susceptible to stress, I think most probably the man could be charged. This is one of the weirdest crimes ever committed and should go into the Guinness World of Records. Just imagine what will the man going to answer to his inmates if they ask about how he get into jail and what will the rest of the inmates going to react after learning of the crime he committed.

http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/europe/06/13/offbeat.scared.shark.reut/index.html
Rather Die Than Watch Cartoons

I would rather die than watch cartoons or animes. I just don't have the bit of interest in them and need not say "Finding Nemo". A friend of mine invited me for a "Finding Nemo" movie outing but I rejected him flat by replying "No lah. Me dun watch cartoon". I know I am bad but that's just me.
Friend's Birthday

Today is my friend's Jeffery birthday and sad to say he has got to celebrate his birthday in camp. No offs or leaves for him for this whole week until next tuesday for he is doing alert red (military jargon which means on standby). Celebrated his birthday this early morning 12AM with platoon mates. A cake and some sabotaging were some of his birthday gifts. Hope to upload some photos here next time.
"Any Key"

I tried to do a search in Compaq site on the term "Any Key" and below hyperlink was what they gave me.
http://h30132.www3.hp.com/servlet/ProcessRequest?RHIVEID=121&RPAGEID=304&HOID=507900000008000000F4C10000&UCATEGORY_0=_46_%24_6_&UCATEGORY_S=0&USEARCHCONTEXT_QUESTION_0=%22any+key%22&USEARCHCONTEXT_QUESTION_S=0

I find it may be interesting to share with you.

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Complex Dream

This happened on Tuesday 17th June 2003.

I had a rather complex and complicated dream. I woke up feeling fatigue and lethargic but still, I got to turn up for today's SAF Day rehearsal. I knew for sure today would be a long and tiring day for me considering I slept at around 12:45am but woke up at around 6:30am. Not only I did not have 7 hours of sleep, I had got less than 7 hours of peaceful, dreamless sleep.

Before I turn in to sleep, my mind was already filled with worries, problems, possible solutions to the many problems and worries I have in hand. I will not go about describing the nature of the problem here until it is solved. With a heavy mind I doubt no one will be able to have soundful sleep.

I couldn't remember was I the one driving or was that my friend. To make things more complicated, I couldn't even remember who was that friend of mine. We were travelling along a long stretch of road and were on our way to a church via KJE. In my dream, the last remaining stretch of KJE we were travelling would only lead us to one place - the church. Out of nowhere, an old man jogging towards us on the same lane were in sight. We did not even bother to decelerate nor change lane assuming a sane normal person would definitely not want to compete with a fast moving 4 wheeled vehicle. There was no sign of the old man giving in to us even though we were within unsafe distance from him. I was not sure whether was I or was my friend took the initiative to change lane keeping left all the way avoiding knocking onto the old man at the same time looking at our rear and side mirrors to see if he had gone nuts. Just like seconds ago, he was there, jogging on the same spot, meaning to say he actually did not even move an inch from his spot. He was merely jogging on the spot. Obviously he was out of his mind.

Thinking the weirdest part was over, next came two seductive and sexily dressed ladies. Similar to the previous scenairo with the old man, they stood like models on the same lane as us waiting for us to approach. This time, we stopped right in front of the two ladies. Both the two ladies then hopped onto the back seats of the car. Before telling us that they were actually suicide bombers from a Islamic extremists group hoping to dissuade anyone travelling along this stretch of KJE towards the church, they did a typical bar girl ultimate seducing moves on us attempting to turn us on.

That was my dream, complex and complicated as the title described with a "To be continued" ending. I took almost half an hour doing some recap on what I had just dreamt, hoping to remember every bit of it for I knew it was never going to be easy. Who wakes up and remembers every details of a dream anyway. I also did an analysis on the dream and made a conclusion on the extremists group standard operations. They had got two "layers" providing as shields blocking anyone from visiting a church. The first layer comprises of either old man or the ugly ones. The second layer comprises of either a beauty or a hercules. If the first layer fails to accomplish its task then the second layer shall ensure accomplishment of motive. No matter how cheap or unscrupulous the method is used, motive must be met.

All because of lack of sleep and worries problems and more problems, I wasn't feeling super during the rehearsal. Sgt Ong and I decided to fall out and be the reserves for the second actual timing rehearsal of the day. Guess Sgt Ong had too much of mahjong yesterday. Sad to hear from RSM, because of us backing off as reserves, we may be punished for that - 3 EXTRAS for that. Hope RSM will not be so harsh.

Sunday, June 15, 2003

Comment Feature Added

Comment feature is added and from now readers can add comments to my posts.
Shout Box

I added a shout box. All of my blog readers and hongjun.wap regulars are free to shout it out in my shout box. Make yourself heard.

Saturday, June 14, 2003

Change Layout

I find this new layout great!
What matrix are you?

You are Morpheus-
You are Morpheus, from "The Matrix." You
have strong faith in yourself and those around
you. A true leader, you are relentless in your
persuit.


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Friday, June 13, 2003

A new found friend

I got to know a gal on a IT forum and realised she was from TP studying computer engineering. Currently, she works as a software developer cum web developer with 10 months working experience. From her participation in the IT forum, I would say she is a great expert. From what we converse during our ICQ sessions, she has got great enthusiaism, interests in programming, hardcore programming to be specific. Her poly grades were mostly As, some Bs, 1 C which happened to be a language module, and a couple of Dists. Perhaps got to psycho her one day to teach me .NET.

She told me her family is not so well-to-do and she used to work to pay for her own poly school fee. Wonder how this was done. I know the feeling of working at the same time while studying as I used to do that to earn for my own pocket money but not to pay for my school fee of course.

Great to know her.
Great Boost

I just received a great booster to my hongjun.wap site. A 1.9MB of wallpapers contributed by a single person in 1 single day and that will sustain me for a least a month. All are of great quality.

Thursday, June 12, 2003

We are outcasts

It rained in the midst of a SAF rehearsal today and all the Guard of Honour personnels were called to seek shelter by the parade RSM. As for the supporting contigent like myself, we got to run all the way to the stadium which is approximately 500 metres away from the parade square. This was what we got!

I do not see any differences between the GOH and the supporting contingents. In fact, I conclude we are the more "siong" lot. We wear No. 4 and they wear T-shirts during rehearsals; We carry SAR-21s which are heavier than those of their M-16s; Throughout the entire parade, our SAR-21 are slung onto our neck while their M-16s are usually rested standing on the ground; Every rest time, we got to march 500 metres to the stadium for rest while they are allowed to stay around the parade square. So guess who are more "siong".
drums Drums DRUMS

It's another day of marching in steps, following the drum beat played by the SAF BEST and only Band - The SAF Parade Rehearsal. Today is the first SAF Day Parade Vetting by Chief of Defence (CDF). Everything ran smoothly and accordingly to plan. God bless!

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

My Template Layout Sucks

I find the layout for my blog really sucks a lot. Sure to change it one day.
What does Ph.D Stands For?

I have my own say.
PhD = Permanent Head Damage

More definitions here
http://cui.unige.ch/OSG/people/Past/fuentes/Humor/humor_19.html

Isn't that interesting?
Book in Book out

Booked in early in the morning 0830 this morning. Booked out 1300 this afternoon. Going to book in 2359 tonight. That's life!

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Nokia Setback

Finally nokia has got its retribution for selling phones with flickering screens. I do experience this problem in my N6610.

Nokia faces US class-action threat over mobile LCDs
Nokia Australia set to admit to phone defects

Wonder will Samsung surpass Nokia one day just like how they did that to Ecrisson once.
Blogger Really Sucks

It realy sucks. Attempted to make a post minutes ago but then end up encountering a message saying blogger is not available cuz they are doing some maintenance. Perhaps I need to be more understanding and apologize to them for criticising them "Blogger Reall Sucks" for I know jolly well that servers need to be restarted to free memory, etc.

Any blog users thinking of creating own blog of their own?
Brush Up

I keep telling myself to brush up on my programming but then I usually end up procrastinating. Do a recap on Java, study on XML, .NET and stuffs but then I usually end up in a IT forum doing ASP, VB for the entire 2 years or so from the day I graduated. How I wish the world only has got ASP and VB so that I need not worry about anything else. Got to do some Java NOW!
Bro Not Going Tekong So Soon

Just got news from my younger bro that he will not be forced to go for PTP phase after all. SAF admin cocked up for good this time. But anyway, he got a Silver for IPPT and thus should not be there.
Contributions Needed

I need contributions for my hongjun.wap webbie in any form, static wallpapers or animated gif. Site is growing at an inverse exponential downslope rate!

Monday, June 09, 2003

Yoghurt Bread

Got a taste of Yoghurt Bread today. Bought it from a confectionery at Toa Payoh and it comes in aluminum mould similar to egg tarts. The only difference is that Yoghurt Bread moulds are made just size fitting which means getting them out of the moulds can be a great feat. Thought I could enjoy the bread on a bus while on my way home but I end up trying to squeeze, pull, finger out the bread from the mould. I ended up using the most innovative method and that was to take the bread as a mango, imagining the base of the aluminium mould as the base skin of a mango, the Yoghurt bread as its flesh, and using my fingers to push out the flesh by pushing the "skin" inverted. Hmm... Guess you understand what am I writing... yes just like eating a half mango.

An advice for everyone: Buy the Yoghurt bread if you wish to keep yourself busy on your way home. Especially useful for long journeys if you wish to stay awake.
How to lose a guy in 10 days

Rating: 9 out of 10
This is one of the best ever romantic comedy filmed by homo sapiens. Hilarious, touching, romantic, et cetera you name it. Starred by beauty, Kate Hudson, it has got to be worth watching.

I remember one part whereby Andie (Kate Hudson) and Benjamin (Matthew) were undergoing "Couples Therapy" most clearly. That part was funny and well acted out. Can't tell more you got to watch it yourself. There's really no need for me to continue cuz rating tells everything.

Trailer
http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/howtoloseaguyin10days/
Brother Going NS

Just heard from my younger brother that he will be enlisted into BMT this coming Wed. He is a regular but is yet to go through BMT phase. Just because he is receiving regular pay from SAF at the moment, SAF is going to put him into PTP-phase even though he has got a Silver for his IPPT. Can't understand why SAF got to put him into PTP-phase. Is it just because they cannot let him slack for some time before going straight into BMT?

Damn the usual SAF self.
Bought a Printer

Went to the "PC Show" yesterday and bought a printer - Cannon i550 at $199. This is my 3rd printer since I first bought my PC 3 years ago. The first was HP DeskJet 670 and I would say that was well worth buying for. I used the HP printer for almost 2 complete years before it actually gave me problems. I then changed to using Epspn Stylus Color 580. That lousy Epson printer started giving me problems after using for merely less than 10 times but since the 1-year warranty had expired, everything is just too bad for me. Condemned Epson for LIFE! Just hope this Cannon printer will be well worth for money.

Saturday, June 07, 2003

Yet Another Coincidence

What coicidence! Yesterday, I saw the same old poly course mate again at CCK. That was don't know how many times I bumped onto her at CCK by coincidence but I did not approach her this time.

Friday, June 06, 2003

Sunburnt

FYI, I am involved in this year's SAF parade. Care for a good sun-tanning session, join the SAF parade and I am not talking crap here. Having taken a look at myself in front of the mirror, I see a different me with complexion colour similar to those construction workers working under the hot sun. Working hours - 9am till 6pm; Overtime - No pay and no say over it; blah blah blah... Who will work for the tyrant? We, members of Singapore Armed Forces are the morons working for the tyrant.

I am Vitamin D enriched!!!

Saturday, May 31, 2003

Bruce Almighty and Fruit Machine

I watched Bruce Almighty today with my NS friends. As expected, Jim Carey's shows are always hilarious and humourous. He seems to look bigger in size, more muscular than before. One great thing about him is he does not have a belly despite been out of the limelight for so long.

After the show, we went to Toa Payoh SAFRA for a jackpot session but was "chased" by the working personnels. They said NSF are not allowed to enter jackpot rooms even they possess SAFRA membership card. Undeterred, we took a cab to yet another SAFRA - Yishun but were again faced similar confrontation. Just too bad Dr Tony Tan set this strict but unfair rule to NSF personnels :(
Taking temperature in camp

Just like everyday, I took my temperature before booking out from camp and guess what, my reading kept going up all the way to over 37 and my instinct woke me up to remove it from my mouth before it hit more than 37.5. Hitting more than 37.5 can be a tragedy for every NSFs because this may result in being "quarantined" in camp. I don't want that to happen to me. I guess the only explanation as to why my body temperature was that high tonight is because of beer consumption.
Back from camp

Glad to be back from camp after an unwanted celebration dinner in camp. It was meant to celebrate for having performing extremely well for ATEC. FYI, my company was tasked to organize the dinner and for that, lots of sai gang arrows kept flying non stop at each and everyone. Really quite impossible to avoid.

Sunday, May 25, 2003