Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Saw this while visiting during the Lunar New Year.
On the wall was this sign. O$P$.
O$P$ stands for "Owe Money Pay Money".
The owner at 05-169 most probably borrowed money from some loansharks and they are trying to demand money. I added the red scribble to hide the phone number scribbled there.
The economy must be getting from bad to worse. Sigh...
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Was travelling back to Singapore and was caught in a massive traffic jam.
After the Malaysian Immigration and on the way to the Singapore Immigration. The jam starts way even before the 2nd link bridge.
Took 2 hours to cross the border. We witness all sorts of things, including a little boy who need to relieve himself, he did it over the bridge into the Straits. Yup, everyone saw it, but we are civilised not to take a photo of it. ;-)
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Today is the first day of the Lunar New Year. Wishing everyone who celebrates the Lunar New Year a Blessed and Properous New Year!
This is taken from Chinatown when we visited it 3 days before the first day of the Lunar calendar. It was so crowded!
The literal translation of the 4 chinese characters means "Spring comes to earth" :-)
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Every year there will be 1 stall or 2 down Chinatown where someone will sit and write these couplets. They are usually bought and hung on the main doors, on the first morning of the lunar new year.
Usually these couplets comes in a pair, 2 lines of 4 characters each. But this one we saw, is 7 characters. Not too good with my mandarin, hence shall not attempt to explain the meaning of each of them :-) Although they usually mean good things for the new year or blessings for the household.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
The buffet table at the Conference. The queue's super long!
The food on the first day was 'ok' only. The food on the second day's much better ;-)
Do you believe that some people register for the conference not because they want to listen to new technologies? I heard people register for conference so that they can get out of their office and enjoy lunch and tea breaks here. LOL
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
This was the start of Tech Days yesterday. On stage was the Director of Technology Outreach, President South Asia, Senior VP Solaris Engineering Group.
They are usually dressed up in suits or the Sun casual friday clothings. But this year, they came up the stage dressed as fictitious gods.
It was a bit different, to watch them dress up like that to address the crowds and to give the keynote.
One thing though, the Singapore audience is totally 'boh chap'. No loud cheers or claps or standing ovation, the ones you get when these tech days are held in US. Why are we like that? haha..
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Today I was at the Sun Tech Days Singapore 2009 Developer Conference and they decided to have to get an entry into the Singapore Book of Records.
What record? The most number of developers playing the rattle drum.
An official from Singapore Book of Records was there too.
Oh, it was silly, but it was fun. (and very noisy too!)
Monday, January 19, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Was at a Quality Service Day function at work. Other than congratulating fellow colleagues who have implemented projects that saved our organisation millions of dollars, we had a performance by one of Singapore's great comedian.
He sure was funny. Bringing his brand of humour to entertain us.
Here he is, playing the piano and singing satirical songs.
You can read about Hossan at his website: http://www.miyagi.sg/hossan/
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I was having breakfast with friends few weeks ago and saw this shophouse. It has been some time since I saw something like this.
"Shophouse" from yesteryears with their geometric motifs facade tiles. The glass windows were most probably wooden previously.
Beautiful aren't they?
Labels: Ols Shophouse
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Saw this on the way to lunch. Looking at this photo now, I think this two girls showed their kindness by helping this egg vendor.
(I assume these two girls are helping because you can see the NUS student card.)
Show kindness to others around you. Join the Kindness.sg movement.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 09, 2009
A small country like Singapore always have to boast about it's 'largest' or 'biggest' something.
This photo shows the 'largest' solar park in Singapore. In the background, the 'largest' failure, oops i mean the flyer behind. ;-p
What a day to take this photo, it was cloudy, and I am at the solar park. :-)
Wondering where it is? It's on top of the Marina Barrage, this place makes an effort to be really green. You should visit it!
Thursday, January 08, 2009
When you travel from the East to the West of Singapore on the ECP, along the Benjamin Sheares Bridge, you can see the word Marina Barrage from a far...
This is how it looks if you stand right in front of it. :-)
This is the pump room that pumps the water out of the reservoir in case there's too much water.
Oh, by the way, the water at the other end of the pump room kinda stinks! *cough cough*
The yellow floaters you see from yesterday's photo, you can see it on the bottom left corner of this photo. It starts here.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Monday, January 05, 2009
The tour of the Marina Barrage. This free tour starts at the Marina Bridge.
On the right of the bridge, is the sea water which is so clean.
On the left of the bridge, the water is dirty and dark. A mixture of fresh and sea water, need a few more years before the water is slowly filled with fresh water.
Saturday, January 03, 2009
The Marina Barrage in Singapore.
Have you wondered why it's called a barrage and not a dam? Is it because 'Barrage' sounds more sophisticated?
Well, a barrage separates sea water from freshwater. That's what the guide at the Marina Barrage told us. :-)
Labels: Places around Singapore
Friday, January 02, 2009
You find little signs like this all over Singapore. This is because many students just buy a drink and spend their whole day occupying seats in cafes.
I said some, because majority of students do not hog places. Many schools provide a place to study for students who might not have a conducive environment to study at home.
The schools in Singapore starts their first day of school for 2009 today.
Students and teachers have to wake up early today to reach school by 7.30 am. It's a brand new year.
Thursday, January 01, 2009
Wishing all of you a very Happy 2009!
Today is also the first of the month, which is Theme Day for the Daily Photo Community.
The Theme for January 2009 is Best Photo of 2008. This photo might not be the best, it always makes me smile when I view it.
Oh, my nose feels itchy now.
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Labels: Daily Photo Theme Day