Archive for February, 2008

No planning is the best planning!!

  “I never had a dream come true… until the day that…..

 

 

That all these people accompanied me to take a banana boat ride at Port Dickson!”

Yeah! Dream came true!

 

Haha! It’s been my dream to take the banana boat ride since childhood…

 

In consequence of going for an excursion with a bunch of colleagues consist of engineers by the profession; we tended to make the planning of the trip way too “formal”…

Colleagues!

 

I smiled when I received the below sms when our first attempt to organize the trip turned out to be a flop:-

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Subject: BBQ@PD

 

Dear Ms,

 

Referring to the above matter, I would like to inform you that due to the insufficiency of participants for the above mentioned program, it has to be postponed indefinitely until further notice. Kindly take note as not to be anxious about the program for now. We regret for any inconvenience caused.

 

Best regards,

 

Auntie J

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But I was really keen on taking the boat ride! Luckily the 2nd attempt in organizing succeeded.

On 2nd attempt to organize the trip: emailsSs were exchanged, all the thoughts and planning were put in an excel file, with revision numbers somemore

Casey: You people crazy, one day trip also so crazily planned!

 

When the day had finally come (19 Jan 2008), just as asserted by Murphy’s Law, anything that can go wrong, just went wrong! Casey was so disappointed with the planning! Haha!

 

Firstly, the warung forgot about the mee hoon goreng which I had placed order! Half an hour wasted there to wait for the mee hoon.

 

Then, it was a gridlock when we were on our way to pick Kee Yew up, another half an hour gone. So in total, I was an hour late!

 

To add to my gan-jeong-ness, look at the clouds above us!

Alamak! Raining at this time???? Luckily the rain stopped just in time when we reached PD.

 

Next, when altogether 5 cars were somewhere along the beach, miscommunication took place that we could not meet up! When someone gives you the similar instruction as follows, do you think you still can find your way?

 

A: How to reach where you are now?

B: Well, you go all the way straight, when you reach the third greenest tree on your left, turn right. Keep going and turn right in front of a nice apartment!

 

And to make thing worse, I saw this sign at the beach: NO BURNING AND CAMP FIRE ALONG THE BEACH! So my BBQ how?

But we managed to find a loophole in that statement: we had our BBQ in STOVE and AWAY FROM THE BEACH!

After all, I still had fun!!

Introducing, THE PHOTO OF THE TRIP! He just fell asleep at the beach like that…  and with him lying there like a log, he frightened the kids!

He slipped and fell on the slippery jetty twice (or thrice?) and finally learnt his lesson: walked in bow to increase stability

Poor casey… outcome of his fall at the jetty

For Gxmxdx! Share price goes up to RM6.50!!!!

Mr. Tan with his hasil tangkapan: a squid!

A happy soul! Got to share our BBQ food

Auntie J and Chen!

It’s really nice to have Auntie J for the trip: he did most of the work!

Proof: The rest just LOOKED at him doing the cleaning work…

Pak tor ke ni?

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Plagiarizing Digi’s idea

Polling day is drawing near…

 

 

哇!好蓝啊!好蓝啊!

National Zoo vs Singapore Zoo

Auntie J brought me to National Zoo on Jan 1st. Let me show you the findings about the above-mentioned.

 

 

4 grown-ups visiting the zoo, but only 3 were thrilled…

My sis is so in love with the bear!

 

At Singapore Zoo, I saw all kinds of exotic animals.

 

Polar bear!

 

White tiger!

Whereas the most exotic animal at National Zoo would be…

 

The evolved hippo on your left!

 

The educational materials at National Zoo were so… “secondary school”…

 

A4 paper…

 

Handwritten! And Manila card!

 

And look at what Singaporean has to offer!

 

 

Intriguing, aren’t they?

 

The show presenters for Singapore Zoo are mostly eye candies! And young too!

 

Natalie! I still can remember her name vividly!

 

On the other hand, National Zoo hires uncles and aunties as zookeepers and presenters…

 

When I was in the aquarium of National Zoo, I first saw this:

 

Kelah junior!

 

Then as I went on, I saw this:-

 

Kelah senior!

 

Then I asked, “Kelah junior and senior are 2 different species meh?????”

 My last visit to National Zoo was actually 18 years ago. With this visit, I think I’m not gonna visit it again for another 18 years! Because nothing has since changed!

复诊 2

医生:
 
嗨!
你最后一次复诊
已经是一年半前的事了
别来无恙?
 
恭喜恭喜!
伤口已经完全复合了
都说时间药膏是灵丹了
你已经不再需要物理治疗了
 
Odocoileus virginianus 已经不再过敏
Hippopotamus amphibius 所引起的不安和焦虑可能只是暂时性的
咱们再观察多一些时候吧!
如果还是对它产生排斥
那 唯有再换药了!
 
但是
怎么体内的天然抗体却这么糟糕?!!
你可说是严重缺乏营养!!
对自卑的免疫力怎么还是这么差?
自信呢?
积极呢?
自爱是有的
但是你却没有爱自己
你的心理康复意识这么低
这样不行啊!
 
我只能继续配给自信抗生素
和维他命积极
你要振作!
希望下次可以见到比较健康的你!

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