Saturday, September 23, 2006

He comes forth...

from the mammoth building at Victoria Street,
Where people of all ages study, read and sometimes eat…

Bearing the Sword of Mission and Shield of Vision,
Put together by cardboard, foil and many hands in action!

Decked in his royal cloak and mighty armour,
He definitely is THE man of the hour…

What was needed, you might ask…
For the fervent hands who had to complete this colossal task?

A sword, a belt, a chest-plate, and of course, the elaborate helmet
Adorns this warrior with absolutely no cost to his wallet!

Look below to his manly sandals…
And especially so, to how his muscles wrap the buckles!

I will just give you a gist of the list of things
That went into the making of a costume fit for a king…

So now I start, without much ado,
Listen up, for quickly this I will do:

“Trash bags, not rags…
Aluminum foils, not lethal coils…
A flowerpot, that is oh-so-hot…
Plus feathers that can tell the weather,
As well as a little furry hand from Man’s best friend!
Raffia strings that do not go ‘ding-a-ling’…
And finally - tape, glue and cellophane paper,
All went into the completion of this unusual caper!”

By the way, we need to stress…
Rest assured that NO ANIMALS were harmed in the making of this warrior’s dress!

~ by Chan Wai Ling

Project Maximus

Eragon Movie Trailer!!!

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

I love my shoes...

i never like jogging.. and i still don't.. if not for my shoes.

See.. when i was in school.. i didn't know the proper way of jogging.. so was always getting stitches... and i tried all sorts of ways to get out of the 2.4km run.. especially from sprained ankles (had injuries from my martial arts training).

It didn't help that i had bad knees from tennis (so i thought). This was attributed to the fact that my knees hurt whenever i jog.. and since i didn't like jogging.. i didn't see the point in investing in a pair of shoes... i got cheapo ones of various brands.. and of course that didn't help my knees at all - it's a vicious cycle that i was stuck in.) At one point, i was wearing knee guards on both my knees. After a jog.. i'd be hobbling and could not walk down stairs.

knees in guards

One day.. due to this great discount, someone convinced me to invest in a pair of Asics Kayano.. the very top range from asics running shoes suitable for my feet (i do have pronated feet). From the day i got my Kayano X, i firmly believe that shoes make a WHOLE LOT of DIFFERENCE!! MY KNEES NEVER HURT anymore!

And you know something? My family of Asics shoes have grown to include:
Kayano XII (NEW!!! in rasberry pink), Onitsuka Tiger ( Kill Bill kung fu shoes in brown), Kayano X ( well-loved and diriest of them all.. time to retire for running liao) and Eagle Trail IV for off road running)

MY asics shoes

Guess it'd be really tough for me go back to wearing other shoes other than Asics. Thank goodness i still am able to get GREAT discounts for them!!


BTW.. did i tell you that i love my Asics shoes????

P/S.. it is not an advertorial.. though i wish it was.. there'd be tons of stuff i'd want to get from Asics. I'm just thrilled getting my new shoes!

Sunday, September 17, 2006


My mum's hakka.. and she is forever saying that her receipes will go with her to her grave. She's forever getting us to learn her recipes.. from yong tao hu, love letters, rice dumplings and such.. however, with the kind of hours we keep.. it's not often that we catch her in action.

So here's presenting my mum's abacus recipe. Note: her recipes are also ah-gar ah-gar measurements type one.

Step 1: get the steamer out

Get the steamer ready

Step 2: Get your yams ready

Fresh yam

Step 3: Cut your yams into slices and steam them

Cut into slices and steam it

Step 4: Once the yams are cooked. Mash them up while they are hot. Add corn flour to make into a dough and salt water for taste.

ash it while it is hot. Add corn flour and salt water for taste

Step 5: Knead the dough

Knead it into a dough

Step 6: Shape the dough into little balls. Flatten it to look like abacus - Do cover the rest of the dough with a damp cloth to prevent it from drying out.

Shape it into little balls then flatten it

Fast action

Step 7: Using the steamer and the boiling water to blanch the abacus till it floats. Once it's done, just scoop it out, coat the abacus with some oil to prevent them from sticking together.

Using the boil water, blanch it until it floats. Coat with bit of oil to prevent sticking

Step 8: Get dried shrimps, mushrooms, shallots and minced pork to stir fry - add the normal - salt, pepper, soya sauce etc

Dried shrimps, meat, mushrooms and shallots (bkgd)


Abacus ready. Just need to stir fry with mushrooms

Step 9: Once everything is ready, stir fry the abacus, meat/shrimp/mushroom with mushroom stock and that's it. (finished product not shown cos i was too busy eating to take pictures!)

EDIT: My Lunch today


Mum took the soup version. *YUM*

Abacus in soup

Saturday, September 09, 2006

So little time, too many projects

Crazy me has embarked on another project. And i will need to get it completed before the end of the month... Arrrghhh... am i too ambitious?

My latest project

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Phototripping over the weekend



And one of my fave...


You can see the rest of the pictures here

At the airbase
Sep 3, 2006 - 7 Photos

Comments welcomed!


Monday, September 04, 2006

Do you know a Ram from Bhutan?

Was having dinner with my friends and just catching up with the recent happenings...

I mentioned to them about the Bhutan Crown Prince and his visit to the library and told them how eligible he is..

And one of my friends piped, " Is his name Ram?"

I went, "Huh? No.. his name is Khesar.."

"Oh... cos I know a Ram.. and can introduce to you."


*roll eyes*

And the conversation went downhill from there...

Thank you very much!


Friday, September 01, 2006

Darn Happening..

Even I cannot keep up with the happenings in the library...

Another exhibit for the Singapore Biennale 2006, Book Wall by Wilfredo Prieto

Filming today with local Mediacorp artists, Fann Wong and Darren Lim...