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Gadelius-eans 6

October 13th, 2013

 

 
 Angela and Juliana!  吃这么少!怪不得这么苗条!

 

 
 Thorn amongst the roses!  成功的男人有四位美女撑着!

 

 
 Mickey,你苗条了!

 

 
 
 Nice and delicious food! 真贪吃!

 

 
  Nice shot! 笑的很灿烂!

 

 
 Connie contributed the fruits! 好新鲜,我拿了几盒回娘家!

 

 
 No food for Mr. Ng? 没的吃!

 

 
 Story-teller William Chan!  长扁大论!

 

 
 
 Cheng! 好久不见了,你好吗?

 

 
Ex-lovers I think!  很好抱!
 Why I no hug hug?  很好抱!为什么她没抱我?

 

 
 K C Wong and Mr Seah.  哎呀,抱男的啦!

 

 
 All hunks!  美男!

 

 
 Mr Ng’s tummy showing liao!  K C Wong 很爱上镜!

Daily Journal, Gadelius-eans

Gadelius-eans 7

October 13th, 2013

 

 Helen, Mr Wong and ?  又来了, Mr. Wong.

 

 Stephen in the middle.  三位男士!

 

 Angela and Helen.  有什么complaint,快说.

 

 
 William and Mr. Ng.  我有在听啊!

 

 Suzanna, Juliana and ?  哇!你还在吃。

 

 
 Andy Koh in red!  Jimmy, 没有人看见您偷吃?

 

 Jerry and Jimmy (J n J).  我们是好兄弟。

 

 
 Anthony Yim in white shirt!

 

 We meet again!  曾经是同事。

 

 Jerry and his two daughters!  别怕,老豆给你们撑腰。

 

 
Kheng FC, the handsome one!  这个KFC kiam pak。敢敢 忘了我是谁。

 

 
 Elsie Tham on the left!   我们又重逢了!

 

 
 
 Alice, Chen, Jimmy, Steven and Calista.  拍的挺自然。

 

 They are from different divisions.  四位女将。

 

 
 Mr. Hong in red, my ex-boss.  我的ex-老板,壮如泰山。

 

 
Christine and Suzanna act cute lol!  有装模作样。

 

 
In discussion mode.  谈什么生意?

 

 Cheng and Eliza!  哇!你最年轻!

 

 
Gadelius got so many char boh!  Gadelius 的 美女最多!

Daily Journal, Gadelius-eans

Lee Kuan Yew’s latest books!

October 11th, 2013

 

My hubby gave me the best surprise so far. These books beat diamond or gold.


Tips for U: If you are buying b’day or Xmas gifts for your family, friends or overseas buddies, get these and many more related Lee Kuan Yew books.  World leaders are reading it!  Why aren’t we? So, ironic.


A must have in every Singaporean home is the : Lee Kuan Yew A Life In Pictures. You are doing yourself and Singaporeans a great favour for inheriting this book.

 

 

Photo: My hubby gave me the best surprise so far. These books beat diamond or gold.<br />
Tips for U:  If you are buying b'day or Xmas gifts for your family, friends or overseas<br />
buddies, get these and many more related Lee Kuan Yew books.<br />
A must have in every Singaprean home is the : Lee Kuan Yew A Life In Pictures. You are doing yourself and  Singaporeans a great favour for inheriting this book.

 

My idol, one and only one.
我唯一的偶像!独一无二

Daily Journal, Great Leaders

Who to call to remove your bulky waste from your home?

August 29th, 2012

 

A clean environment is a shared responsibility, so dispose your bulky waste properly.  Besides, it is an offence to dispose of your bulky waste in public areas.

 

Call the Public Waste Collector:

Sembwaste Pte Ltd 1800-278-6135
Veolia ES Singapore Pte Ltd 6865-3140
800 Super Waste Management Pte Ltd 6366-3800

Of course lah, you need to pay a fee to get the job done.

Daily Journal

The Green Thing

August 27th, 2012

At the cash register of the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own shopping bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment.

The woman apologized and explained, “We didn’t have this green thing back in my earlier days.”

The cashier responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations. You didn’t have the green thing.”

She was right — our generation didn’t have the green thing in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soft drink bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycling. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

But we didn’t have the green thing back in our day.

We walked up stairs, because we didn’t have an escalator in every shop and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.

But she was right. We didn’t have the green thing in our day.

Back then, we washed the baby’s nappies because we didn’t have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts — wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.

But that young lady is right. We didn’t have the green thing back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house — not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief, not a screen the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn’t have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the post, we used wrapped up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn’t fire up an engine and burn petrol just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

But she’s right. We didn’t have the green thing back then.

We drank water from a tap when we were thirsty instead of demanding a plastic bottle flown in from another country. We accepted that a lot of food was seasonal and didn’t expect that to be trucked in or flown thousands of air miles. We actually cooked food that didn’t come out of a packet, tin or plastic wrap and we could even wash our own vegetables and chop our own salad.

But we didn’t have the green thing back then.

Back then, city people took the tram or a bus, and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their mothers into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn’t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

But isn’t it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn’t have the green thing back then?

Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smart-ass young person.

Remember:
Don’t make old people mad. We don’t like being old in the first place, so it doesn’t take much to piss us off.

 

Listen to your elders advice Not because they are always Right
But because they have more experiences of being Wrong!!

Note:  Circulated by my kaki, Chee Seng, don’t make him mad!

Daily Journal, Thoughts....

这些年,我们一起穿红衣 with English Translation

August 13th, 2012

 

《我报》8-8-2012
炎下之意(专栏)
文/马炎庆

 

这些年,我们一起穿红衣

RC上门卖国旗,居民反应一般

上个星期六下午,我在滨海中心看到很多人穿着红衣,想必是要去观看国庆日典礼的预演。过去几年的8月9日当天,我注意到街上很多人穿红衣。他们看来并非全都出席国庆庆典,多数是凑凑热闹庆祝国庆。似乎新加坡人已养成穿红衣表达爱国情怀的习惯。

另一方面,政府鼓励国人在国庆期间张挂国旗,居委会成员还会沿家挨户售卖国旗,呼吁居民响应,但是,反应却很一般,看到的多数是基层组织的国庆布置。

冯天薇胜利,为何诸多质疑?

乒乓女将冯天薇一个星期前,在伦敦奥运会为新加坡赢得一面铜牌,也是我国有史以来的第三面奥运奖牌。这可算是给新加坡第47个生日最好的礼物,可是,有些国人却认为,冯天薇原藉中国,不能视为新加坡的荣耀。网民还因为她得奖后把手花丢向中国球迷,质疑她的效忠。

后来,在现场的新加坡球迷为她辩护,解释冯天薇和金牌及银牌得主是在离开会场的前一刻把手花丢向观众,刚好中国球迷就坐在附近。新加坡球迷当时坐在体育馆的另一端,方向和角度的问题,冯天薇无论如何也无法把手花丢向他们。

冯 天薇是乒乓神童,7岁就拿到黑龙江省第一,2002年夺得中国全国青少年锦标赛的女单冠军,同年入选国家青年队。可是,国家一、二队升降级比赛中,冯天薇 只排11名,与国家一队擦肩而过。不久后,冯天薇被诊断出患有心肌炎。2005年,她在教练的劝说下,放弃世界乒坛的最高舞台,去日本打职业球赛。两年 后,新加坡乒总教练挖掘冯天薇。5年来,新加坡投入资源继续栽培冯天薇,果然不负众望。如果她留在中国,可能永远进不了国家一队,更别说参加奥运会。新加 坡要为冯天薇的胜利领点功,当之无愧。

现在的社会,犹如叛逆的青少年

有 些新加坡人对我国昨天刚夺得的奥运乒乓组合铜牌和于2008年北京奥运会赢得的相同项目银牌也不认同,因为选手李佳薇、王越古和冯天薇都不是道道地地的新 加坡人。多数人认为,只有在1960年罗马奥运会夺得举重银牌的陈浩亮才真正是我国的光荣。可是,大家可能不知道陈浩亮其实1933年出生于中国汕头,也 是外来人才!

我们都渴望有个国家英雄为我们争光,让我们欢呼,让我们感到自豪。可是,为什么同样来自中国,有人可以把陈浩亮当成自己人,却视冯天薇为外人呢?

为什么国人喜欢穿红衣,不爱张挂国旗?

这种心态是微妙的,也是复杂的。

或许,新加坡人不喜欢政府过于干涉,处处左右人们的选择。

现阶段的社会民情犹如一个青少年,属于青春叛逆期,政府越是鼓吹,人们越想抗拒。

张挂国旗等于响应官方号召,但要不要穿红衣是自己的决定。

政府无需超之过急

当陈浩亮举起我国的第一面奥运奖牌时,当年的新加坡还只是一个未独立的自治区,资源有限,陈浩亮为了追求自己的梦想,除了在国泰机构当文员,还打多一份技工的工作,自己赚钱供举重训练,以不屈不挠的精神创下奇迹。

虽然现在政府花钱礼聘的外来运动健将也流了血汗,他们集训锻炼背后的辛酸鲜为人知,而体育专业化的世界趋势也无法扭转,但是,冯天薇等人要引起国人的共鸣时,就少了陈浩亮草根性的感染力

观念的转变需要时间,政府也无须超之过急。

祝福大家国庆日快乐,让我们一起穿红衣吧!

 

Translation:

Let’s Wear Red!

Last Saturday afternoon, I saw many donned in red tops at Marina Centre.  I gathered they must be making their way to National Day Parade (NDP) preview. Over the past years, I have noticed many wearing red on 9 August. I do not think they are all going to be at the NDP, so I guess they are joining in the fun to indulge in the festive mood. It appears that Singaporeans have grown accustomed to associate wearing red with patriotism.

On the other hand, while the government is encouraging us to display the national flag during national day period and RC members have been walking the blocks to sell flags, the response has been mediocre.  Most of the national day decorations we see are put up by grassroots leaders.

Last week, table tennis player Feng Tianwei successfully clinched the bronze medal at the London Olympics. This marks our third Olympics medal in history, probably also the best gift for Singapore’s 47th birthday. However, some do not recognize this to be Singapore’s glory given that Feng was originally from China. Netizens even cast doubts on her loyalty to Singapore after she tossed her hand bouquet towards supporters from China.

Singaporeans who were in the audience later defended Feng, explaining that she joined the other medalists to toss the flowers towards the spectators just before they left the stadium and coincidentally, the Chinese supporters were seated in the vicinity.  Feng was not able to reach out to Singaporean supporters only because they were seated quite a considerable distance away.

Feng was a table tennis child prodigy. She seized the top spot in Heilongjiang province at a mere age of 7, was conferred championship in the 2002 Chinese national table tennis youth competition and was roped into the national youth team that same year. However, she missed her chance to be in the country’s top team when she was ranked 11th during the national relegation competition. Feng was later diagnosed with myocarditis. In 2005, she was persuaded by her coach to give up on the sport at the foremost platform and relocate to Japan to play professional table tennis. Two years later, Feng was discovered by the coach from Singapore Table Tennis Association. For five long years, Singapore pumped our resources to groom Feng to the rising star she is today. She might never be given the chance to make it to the first team had she continued to remain in China, not to say take part in the Olympics. Singapore can thus claim some credit to Feng’s astounding achievement and success today.

Some Singaporeans also do not quite recognize both silver medals won at this and last Olympics for the table tennis team competition.  This is because Li Jiawei, Wang Yuegu and Feng Tianwei are not born and bred in Singapore. It appears that the vast majority can only identify with the silver medal won by Tan Howe Liang for weight lifting during the Rome Olympics in 1960. However, most may not be aware that Tan Howe Liang was originally born in Shantou, China in 1933. He is also a foreign talent.

We all yearn for a national hero to bring glory to the nation, whose achievements we would celebrate and rejoice with pride. However, why do we accept Tan Howe Liang but not Feng Tianwei as one of us when both came from China?

Why are we donning red but not putting up our national flag?

This behavior is interesting yet complicated.

Perhaps Singaporeans are less receptive towards governmental intervention.

The current societal sentiment is akin to the phase of rebellious adolescence. The more the government tries to advocate, the stronger the societal push-back. Putting up the flag would mean responding to the call of the government, whereas wearing red is a personal choice.

Singapore was only a self government with limited resources when Tan Howe Liang brought our first Olympics medal home. In order to pay for the weight lifting training to fulfill his dreams, besides his job as a clerk at the Cathay organization, Tan also worked as a mechanic.  His tenacity earned us our first Olympics miracle.

Even though the foreign athletes attracted by our government do put in blood, sweat and tears, and there is a global trend of sports professionalization, it would still be more challenging for Feng Tianwei to gain the recognition of our people as she did not have the same grassroots appeal of Tan Howe Liang.

Perspectives need time to change, therefore our government should learn to be patient.

Wishing all Happy National Day.  Let’s wear red!

 

Happy 47th Birthday, SINGAPORE!

Daily Journal, Little Red Dot

My Cost-Free ‘NFC capabilities iphone’

August 13th, 2012

 

About a month or two ago,  my eldest son commended his mum, that’s me, for being very techno-savvy and that I had already started using NFC on my iphone way before it’s officially available on iphone.

Hah, what is NFC ah, I asked innocently.

NFC is a short range wireless communication technology that transmits data between a mobile device and a reader.

Hah, I still didn’t get it leh.

Then, he explained in auntie-IQ term, that you made payment through your iphone which acts like a ‘wallet’, but of course lah, must be loaded with S$, in my case.

I do know, by nature,  I am indeed creative and innovative and wah say, I have accidentally created new ‘technology’ which requires ‘zero $’ development cost and lagi best,  doesn’t need you to pay a service charge or invest some sim card to start off with or worst still, need to invest a new phone with NFC capabilities.

Let me generously share with you my ‘product’!

So, whenever I go outing, I either miss or don’t miss 2 items.  But it’s worth running home to get  2 missing items than 1, right oh.

The below technology created with $$$$$$$ of development costs involved, needs you to cough out $$$ to enjoy it.

On 4th August, Straits Times reported that:

“From the end of August, consumers can pay for purchases at retail outlets and taxi fares with mobile phones that are equipped with near field communication (NFC) capabilities.

The new payment service, which is developed by a consortium that includes Gemalto, EZ-Link, DBS, Citibank, SingTel, StarHub and M1, effectively turns your mobile phone into a wallet, which comes with credit, pre-paid or stored-value payment options.

Over 30,000 retail points around the island will accept the new NFC payment service at its launch.

Retail outlets such as Watson’s, G2000 and Fruit Frolic, along with taxi company Comfort Taxi, will be among the first to adopt the new mobile payment service.

Besides a phone with NFC capabilities, the service will require a NFC-enabled SIM card that can be obtained from the three Singapore telcos.”

 

 Challenge your mind everyday and you will grow younger by day.

Daily Journal, For Our Children, Thoughts....

Feng Tianwei – Our Bronze for Table-Tennis 2012 Olympics

August 3rd, 2012

 

Hey Tianwei, thank you VERY VERY VERY MUCH for the medal which we direly desired and needed to put Singapore PROUDLY on the world map again.

What? Foreign Talent? WHAT are we complaining about?  Great Countries like America, Germany, etc who have  xxxxx times of people more than us, also use Foreign Talents.  So funny!  Why can’t they train their own citizens to represent them?

Feng Tianwei is a SINGAPOREAN.  Isn’t long long ago Singapore already filled with foreign talents.  Where are our grandparents come from hah?  Our PM’s great grandfather was a foreign talent too!

How many Singaporeans can make it to Olympics?  Very few right?

Why?  Because, we, ourselves, disallowed our children to join sports.  No future – 没前途 mah.

How many Singaporeans have the perseverance, tenacity, 坚韧不拔 and with unyielding spirit to persist till the end?  Only, people who can withstand harsh condition and tough training can make it.  CAN WE?  Think about it?  Not another 52 years!

Look at her resounding 4-0 win over Ishikawa of Japan.  She is so steady and cool with an unyielding spirit!

 

Tianwei never gave up her hope to go into final.  She fought so hard, a never-die spirit.  Although she didn’t make it but she gave China, Ding Ning a good and competitive fight.

 

 

We, Singaporeans, have yet to see this unyielding spirit, in us.  We are better of complaining and whining, haha!

BUT, nothing is static.  We can change.  Singaporeans are very adaptable!

Hope Tianwei has inspired us and we can excel too, if we have made up our mind to go for ‘it’.

 

坚韧不拔 – firm, tenacious and unyielding

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2012 National Day Theme Song

July 25th, 2012

 

Happy Birthday Singapore!  47 years of independence.  Our Country has grown stronger and more beautiful day by day.

All because, we are hardworking, thrifty, competent, honest and keep upgrading our skills (not material expenses), in tune with this harsh competitive world.  Once slacken, we are left behind.  Who will pity us, take care of us?  Instead, we will be trampled on.

Remember the common saying:  God will take care of those who take care of themselves.  So, we have to take care of ourselves.

If you want the sky, you have to work sky-high to reach the sky.  If you want the grass, then work grass-low to enjoy the grass.  So, stop being a complaint king or queen.  There is no free lunch in this world.  Sooner, no free air too, haha!

Buying branded goods and keeping up with the Joneses only temporarily make you feel ‘superior’ and thus boost your ‘self-esteem and confidence”.  You have to keep ‘re-fuelling’ it.

Does being practical and buying basic necessities make you feel inferior and lost your self-confidence?

We don’t need to feign.  You should be aware who you are!  You are capable, indeed you are!.  You are rich, so you are!.  You are poor, so what’s wrong!

Only the right frame of mind and the right attitude in life will help you to gain the everlasting respect and confidence.  With this, you will lead a peaceful mind and an enriched happy life!

Live within your means!  Be Yourself!

 

The richness in me, in my heart and in my head, not in my pockets! – Gac Filipaj

2012 National Day Theme Song – Love at First Light

 

Verse 1:
First light
Rolls across my peaceful isle
Mornings, I wake up, refreshed, renewed
Ready to meet the bright new day
So much to look forward to

Verse 2:
Daylight
The city has stirred to life
Your smiles
Put a spring in my step
There’s a feeling that binds us one and all
Different stories, shared memories

Chorus:
I love my city’s lively ways
Warm sunny days
Sights and sounds, special tastes
That add up to this place
I love my friends, my closest ties
Now I finally realize
When it feels this right
You know that it’s love at first light

Verse 3:
Night fall, stars twinkling on the bay
My dreams can take flight if I dare
There’s a feeling that binds us one and all
We look forward to a brighter day

REPEAT CHORUS

Bridge:
Hand in hand, we’ll find new strength
And see our dreams take flight in Singapore

REPEAT CHORUS
Descant:
Where ever we roam, there’s no place like home
Come what may, we’ll be here to stay
When it feels this right
You know that it’s
Love at first light

Music by: Iskandar Ismail
Lyrics by: Paul Tan
Performed by: Olivia Ong, Natanya Tan
Directed by: Aaron Tan Mien Shawn

 

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Warm Spring – 暖春 (真情是本片的精髓)

July 6th, 2012

 

Selective Video circulated by my kaki, Jessie Wong T.H.  Thanks!

Good educational and touching movie with English subtitles.  A “Must Watch” with your family, especially with your children.

This show reminds us that we, especially Singaporeans, are a fortunate lot of people!   Mai Hiam Liao Hoh.

“It teaches us that our sincerity, patience and gratitude will change other people’s ill perceptions, feelings, attitudes and treatments towards us.  If they are not kind to us, we should be tolerant and even kinder to them.  With time, their conscience will prevail.” commented by an unkown.

 

 

賺人熱淚的電影!


人要知福、惜福、再造福 !

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