Monday, November 30, 2009

Has anyone cared about my existance, as an individual?

Went for a trip to Pasir Ris Park yesterday cos i was just so sick of stoning at home.
Well, or perhaps its just because i needed to distract myself.

Anyway, here are some of the pictures..

Perhaps it might be better for me if you disappeared
Could save me the heartache

Friday, November 27, 2009


I don't know what to say..

But i do know that i need to make my current life more colourful..

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Down with the turnstile!

Many amusing occurences has taken place in light of the recent installation of the turnstile at the MJC side gate.

Firstly, its that Facebook group which managed to amass 600+ Meridians as Fans within 2 days of its creation.

Secondly, is the coming up of a proposal to Ms Lai about removing the turnstile.

Thirdly, its this epic video.

Lols. you seriously wont get bored watching this..

Monday, November 23, 2009


The equation of Life is complicated.
Throw in a girl factor, and you get one hell of a problem sum.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

I fake a smile so you won't see

Ever had the feeling of wanting to let go, but could not bear to?

Teardrops on my guitar (male version)

You look at me
I fake a smile so you won't see
What I want and I need
And everything that we should be

Yeah I'll bet he's cool
That guy you talk about
And he's got everything
That I have to live without

You talk to me
I laugh 'cause it's so damn funny
I can't even see
Anyone when you're with me

She says she's so in love
She's finally got it right
I wonder if she knows
She's all I think about at night

She's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star
She's the song in the car I keep singing
Don't know why I do

You walk by me
Can she tell that I can't breathe?
And there she goes, so perfectly
The kind of flawless I wish I could be

He better hold her tight
Give her all his love
Look in those beautiful eyes
And know he's lucky 'cause

She's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star
She's the song in the car I keep singing
Don't know why I do

So I drive home alone
As I turn out the light
I'll put her picture down
And maybe get some sleep tonight

'Cuz she's the reason for the teardrops on my guitar
The only one who's got enough of me to break my heart
She's the song in the car I keep singing
Don't know why I do

She's the time taken up but there's never enough
And she's all that I need to fall into
Fall into
You look at me
I fake a smile so you won't see

Thursday, November 19, 2009

i realised, after swimming just now, that my fitness level is at rock bottom. Time to get it back during the holidays. =.=

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

So.. class outing yesterday to Tmall and (supposedly) Pasir Ris park.

Caroline at Tmall was ok, but the movie would've been way better WITHOUT 3D. The effects weren't that special, and my head ached for half an hour following the movie thanks to the weight on my face (wearing 2 pairs of specs wasnt fun).

And skating after that was.. a disaster (curse you, Weather). Ended up going to the arcade and taking neoprints at White Sands.

Had 3 double periods of lecture for all H2 subjects. Terror, i tell you, especially for bio's cellular signaling. And luckily the math lecturer isnt Helium anymore. =.=

Got selected for Talent Management. The TM committee make it sound so good. Makes me wonder if it really is.. Well, wish me luck for Thursday's interview..

Saturday, November 14, 2009


I need to buy earpieces.

The problem is:
1) Noise isolation or normal?
2) Creative or Sennheiser or Audio Technica?

I like noise isolation cause of the great sound quality. I want normal so that i can avoid blocking out the sound when i hum along with the song.
And all 3 brands have a good reputation.

So which one?! =.=

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Journey of PI, GPP, EOM, WR, and I&R

11.30am today marks the end of Project Work. Indeed, it has been an exciting journey with plenty of lessons learnt. Experiences throughout this year, with my group, has been unforgettable. We shared joys and sorrow (well, mostly frustration, actually) and learnt how to work with each other to finish up the job, as our individual efforts complement each other.

There's so much to talk about: The things we've done together, the laughter we've had making fun of each other, the weekends sacrificed (yeah, i reckon my group has sacrificed the most weekends compared to other groups in the class =.=), the surge of annoyance when we had to revamp the entire C2 from Ubin to Buangkok.

But with it all comes a simple thought: We have grown.

I do not mean physically. Instead, its more of the mental part. The time we had to stay at my house past 12am to print the WR has been etched into my memory. I still remember on that day, which is the day before the submission of WR, Mr Tan called at 11pm, when we had just finished printing it, and told us to add in the idea of a board game into the evaluation part of our KampunG-And-ME proposal. We simply felt pissed. But of course, we all wanted that A, so we reprinted it anyway. However, we made a pact to not pick up any calls after that. In case we had to reprint again. o.0 Fortunately, our phones remained silent.
Needless to say at 12.30am, everyone went back feeling relieved that it has been done. And i must really say that we have actually done quite a lot for the WR in the 2 weeks while we were working on it (from a not even Approching Expectations to, well.. some imba one).

Personally, i feel that the OP part of PW has been the most enjoyable part since that was when we got to interact with each other more instead of just sitting behind a laptop and grinding our brains for the work which i've just assigned. And interaction is what i like best. =D

Well, PW has made me learn a lot. Not just about Kampung Kuantan or fireflies or Kampung Buangkok, but also about resource management, human relations and also work delegation. It has been a wonderful journey. The road may not have been smooth, but the ride was nevertheless immensely satisfying. I hope you all feel the same way too.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Oh-Pee, Oh-Ver.

Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to Kampung Life, Loving It!
I am Cheng Boon, and i will be your first host for today.
With me, are Ashikin, Zhong Ming, Cherie, and Izzati.
I will first take you to Kampung Kuantan and tell you about the challenges that threaten its survival.
Ashikin will then tell you about the strategies put in place by various agencies to prevent the eventual extinction of Kampung Kuantan.
Zhong Ming will then bring you to Kampung Buankok and tell you more about the unique features found there.
Lastly, Cherie, and also Izzati, will tell you more about the activities we have, lined up specially for you at Kampung Buangkok.

But first, let us go to Kampung Kuantan.
Kampung Kuantan is located in the state of Selangor in Malaysia.
A beautiful river flows beside the Kampung, and at dusk, trees beside the river, will start flickering with synchronised lights.
Why? Because of this: A firefly species, called
Pteroptyx Tener.
What is so special about this species is that individuals of this species are able to come together and exhibit a synchronised flashing pattern.
What makes it even more unique is that this colony in Kampung Kuantan is one of the only two found worldwide, with the other one found in Brazil.

Now, for a bit of history.
Before the 1970's the phenomenon of the synchronised flashing fireflies at Kampung Kuantan was virtually unknown.
A local villager then decided to venture into an ecotourism business by ferrying the tourists around to see the fireflies up close.
In an effort to allow more villagers to earn an income from ecotourism, the Malaysian Nature Society, which is the MNS, then expanded the business so that now, the village attracts over two thousand people monthly.

However, as time passes, the riverine habitat is becoming increasingly polluted by human activities such as the discharge of untreated waste into the river, and also from the logging of the surrounding mangroves.
These activites change the salinity and pH of the river, and hence adversely affecting the surrounding ecology.
The fireflies, which are heavily dependant on the stability of the ecology, will thus be affected as well.

If nothing is done to stop this, Kampung Kuantan will lose its uniqueness, and subsequently, its attractiveness as an ecotourism spot.
This will then result in a loss of income for the villagers as there is nothing else in the Kampung which can attract the tourists.
The villager's current livelihood will therefore be unsustainable, and therefore will eventually result in the loss of Kampung Kuantan as the villagers would be forced to move out in search of jobs.

This flowchart here summarises the sequence of events which will take place if the riverine habitat is disturbed.
Fortunately, there have been measures put in place by various agencies to prevent the eventual extinction of Kampung Kuantan.
And now, Ashikin, who is our conservation expert, will tell you more about these strategies.
Ashikin, please.


It requires a way shorter amout of time to say it (never exceeded 4 mins) then to type it. Well, at least I didnt screw up during the actual presentation itself. In fact, i actually think its enjoyable. It feels good to see my group and I just talk about it off hand, especially after so much effort and weekends sacrificed. Well, we did it anyway. I think we make a great team.

And i think I've got the most imba question during Q&A: Why do you think so little people know about Kampung Buangkok? Like, how the heck am I supposed to know? =.=
Had to anyhow wack some parts of it. Especially the front, when i talked about the majority of people in Singapore are migrants. Yeah, i was having a hard time convincing myself too. But at least the assesors seem convinced when i said that the majority of us grew up during the period when Singapore was undergoing rapid urbanisation, and that it was actually hard to find KB unless you actually knew that it was there, since its totally obscured by vegetation.

Izzati was the best. Her question: If given a choice, where would you choose to live in? HDB flats or Kampung Buangkok?
Her answer: HDB flats. Because of the experience we had of STAYING OVER for 2 days at Kampung Buangkok.
Hook, line and sinker. =D

Monday, November 9, 2009


Things to do:
1) Buy more clothes
2) Buy new slingbag
3) Buy new earphone (Creative FTW!! hahas)
4) Skate (both ice and inline)
5) Lose my fats and get back my muscles. =.=

Movies to watch:
1) NEW MOON!!!!
2) Amalfi
3) Imagine That
4) 2012
5) Coraline
6) Avatar

Man.. this is going to be an expensive holiday.. o.0

And i'm thinking two is better than one

You make it hard for breathing

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Insufficient resources

I gave up trying, after several dismal attempts, to change my blogskin.

It seems that i like this current one a lot.
The only thing is that i want to change that photo on top.
I know i have a thing for roses, but staring at the same thing for close to a year kind of puts me off.
All i need to do now is to expand my portfolio, so that i can replace that rose.
Anyone up for a photography trip?

Friday, November 6, 2009


If the holidays are going to be this bad, i'd rather not have one. zzz

I never knew..


This is so ironic cos i got OP to prepare for, and bio olympiad to study for.
But the thing is, neither one of them sounds very appealing to me at the moment.. =.=

Thursday, November 5, 2009

You been struck by, A smooth criminal.

After watching This is it, MJ's songs are stuck in my head.

The drummer has a set of drums that contain at least 10 of drums.
The guitarist probably would have aching fingers
The keyboardist is really good
The dancers are dancing so hard, they are panting (heavily).
Even the accompanying vocalists have pained expressions, but i'm thinking that's wad most ppl do when they sing anyway.

Makes me feel like learning how to dance. lols

I would say more, but there's something on my mind right now. So i guess i'll go sleep on it. Nights.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


I feel relatively satisfied with my life today.
Could have been better, but its good enough.

Bio olympiad has 200 over MCQ questions to be done in 5 hours.
Imagine if we had that for exams. =.=

Monday, November 2, 2009


The end of the Chinese A levels exam today signals the end of chinese exams in my educational lifetime. Makes me wonder though, about whether or not i will continue to persue a better qualification in chinese.

And while i am on the subject of thinking, i would like to say that although women are thinking all the time (refer to Video Link 1.1), they are not the only ones who do that. Men (or more specifically, I) have brains that are continually working as well.

I swear i do.

Video Link 1.1

Sunday, November 1, 2009