[About this blog] Inspired by local soccer player Mike Lim during my rookie reporter days at Singapore Polytechnic, I set up this blog in August 2002. I feel that blogging is a novel platform to document interesting facets of my life and my thoughts on certain issues. [Email blogger] ephraim@singnet.com.sg

Sunday, October 31, 2004

[glitz, glamour and the whole grand thing]
celebrated my birthday last night... though not really the actual day or at a restaurant like last year, it was still quite cool.... 22 liao.... like super old...

this time, i had a blueberry cheese cake.... wah super sweet...



as for the food.... it was pretty normal with the hokkien mee, satay chicken, fried fish, cauliflower and turnip soup....



haha.... won't tell you about the presents.... but lotsa birthday cards and greetings from nkf, singtel, mdis, citylink and many others....

the only sian thing is that i have to go to camp on my actual birthday due to a super important pride meeting with co... too bad lor... who ask me to volunteer to be pride co-ordinator...

Saturday, October 30, 2004

[the route to ord]
finally.... the time has come for me to go....

the number game:
number of weeks left to the big day = 7
number of working days left to ord = 10
number of cds duty left to ord = 2
number of leave days in my ord leave plan = 21
number of off days in my ord leave plan = 12 1/2
number of extra off days that could not be cleared = 1/2
number of extra duties i served so far in my ns life = 2
number of confinements i served in my ns life = 0
number of performing gigs i had in my ns life = 5
number of times i hosted chill out hour on power98 = 2
number of i/c appointments i had in my ns life = 5
number of times i was part of an organising committee = 2
number of times i visited the mo to report sick = 1
number of times i called the saf hotline = 1
number of days of mc i had in my ns life = 5
number of times i was posted under log branch = 3

Friday, October 29, 2004

[poor chris]
christopher christopher, where art thou fans?

week after week, he gets flak from the judges for his choice of song...

if christopher is improving, i guess the reason is that he has not been doing it fast enough hence it's his turn to get the boot... and only five are left: leandra, taufik, oli, daphne and sly....

a pity, i missed the results show....

point to note: today's predictions are quite spot on...

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

[slacking]
most of my stuff in the unit is more or less settled as i only have not more that 14 working days to go... hmmm... maybe should also hand over my pride stuff soon... shall see about that...

meanwhile, i am on leave and slacking as there are no major projects this month... however, i will go help lawrence at his shop after my birthday celebrations this saturday....

november will be an exciting month.... more updates soon man....

Sunday, October 24, 2004

[one man's meat]
just completed reading jeffrey archer's, the collected short stories... but i guess the most interesting story of all is the last one... one man's meat...

jeffrey archer shows that he can get creative too while writing stories as he leaves the reader with a choice of four possible endings of that story...

so we have the four options: rare, burnt, overdone, a point... and all are hilarious accounts of picking up a slender girl in public and the consequences...

a good read i must say....

Friday, October 22, 2004

[vote now]
yes... it's that time of the year again... kidding.... haha....

no lah.. elections not here just yet... however, here's the cool deal....

i'm just newly listed on the best blogs in asia site... and if you like what you read here... please click here to vote... thanks a million!!!

also managed to catch the results show for idol today... and surprising, maia is like what wu zhenkang from the champion would say... o-u-t!!!



kindof unexpected but i must say all seven contestants last night were really up to standard... and boy, the outcome really depends on the voters....

Thursday, October 21, 2004

[the end is here]
if you are thinking that it is the end of christopher michael lee, you are wrong... because i did not watch singapore idol today...

instead, i was at my graduation project presentation... and yup here's a brief preview...

Ephraim Loy, Adv Dip. (MC)

i passed... yeah!!!

anyway, no news about my graduation ceremony but here's a cool deal...

fullStoP editor asked me to help with the revamp of the paper... hopefully i can show my creativity and editorial skills... haha... and yes, i should be getting my namecard soon...

and i'll probably spend my november leave doing that... and it sure sounds fun...

i also sms-ed ex-editor chin kar just now to thank him.... haiz... the issue about me and my associate editor post so long ago liao... time to forget it.... i shall dump it in the dustbin...

and also kudos to sharon for her outgoing presentation style with her reader's digest and national geographic presentation.... you got me hooked... haha.... and to sharon: thanks so much for that complementary edition of national geographic september ish... you're so nice to me... keke....

okay, got to go get some shut-eye... should be running tomorrow morning... again....

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

[just another boring day]
it's just another boring day at home.... i also spent some time watching the bourne supremacy... not a bad show...

other than that, i'm also preparing for my graduation project presentation on thursday...

Saturday, October 16, 2004

[oh yes]
didn't really expect jerry to be ousted so soon... and yes i am talking about singapore idol...

though his singing was not really good... i thought he had a very strong fan base considering his entry to the finals... so that why i thought his fans would support him....

however, signs of his exit were showing bit by bit in the media reports... today and 8-days kindof played up his entry to the finals despite his lousy singing... so there you go... he is finally out....

o-u-t.... haha.... then weekend today reported that he was a humble and soft-spoken guy not wanting to steal the limelight away from the other contestants...

on to another paper... zaobao...

they got a revamp and it sure looks cool complete with a chance to win one of these when you subscribe...

Thursday, October 14, 2004

[idol fever]
tonight's show was the second one that i really sat through... as the competition heats up, it is really difficult to predict who will be booted out...

with all eight finalists rooting for votes from the audience, it's anybody guess who'll get voted out...

however, just my two cents worth, oli was great, maia lived up to my expectations, leandra had the full package tonight and daphne was so-so but her song was nice...

for the guys, jerry as usual with the constipated voice, taufiq was awesome, sly was perfect and christopher was far from his best...

but really does the singing matter? going by the singing, christopher and jerry would not make it but they sure have the support from the audience...

sly and maia have the bad boy/girl image that scores...

taufik and oli have the smooth voice even if their looks are so-so...

whereas daphne and leandra need to connect with the audience though their package is there...

and so my prediction is that either daphne or christopher will be out...



only time will tell...

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

[gone with the wind]
missed one of the greatest events in sp's history... but what the heck... sp's 50 anniversary was okay according to a reliable source except for students' lack-lustre performances... they looked like they were giving the audiences a run for their money by replaying their programme for the president's visit...

anyway, one point to take note... when mps speak, they bring their own rostrum to the event... see below for an example...



i think different rank have different colours... pm's one is silver... that time i saw a bronze one when minister for information, communicatons and the arts, dr lee boon yang was around.... haha... observant huh...

nontheless, here's wishing sp all the best on her 50th anniversary...

now... 1, 2, 3... blow!!!

Monday, October 11, 2004

[caught in the act]
as i mentioned earlier, my camera was sent for repair so no pics from the f1 powerboat race... but... wait a minute... someone else brought the camera!!!

and so here's what leslie kwok and i did at the ssc grandstand while watching the race...



and another of the team singapore volunteers at our booth at the powerboat race...

Sunday, October 10, 2004

[causeway madness]
woke up early this morning to volunteer at the 2nd link bridge run.... and it's part of my involvement with team singapore...

future involvement also includes writing for their website... so stay tuned!!!

meanwhile i've got the following to share...


before the runners are flagged off


adrenaline rush

and a few more announcements coming soon....

Saturday, October 09, 2004

[showtime]
spent the afternoon selling stuff to raise funds for my church.... and i was stationed at the auditorium of the lovely nanyang polytechnic... cool man...



and the whole purpose was to catch the crowd at the ascension kindergarten annual concert titled wrong channel... and yes, it's all about tv that's why phua chu kang was there too...



other than that, there were dances, a funny holland v spoof, tacky advertisements and even songs from disney cartoons....



and ascension actually has a lot of kids compared to some ten years ago when i was there... wow!!

Friday, October 08, 2004

[grand opening]
finally handed in my project last saturday... but i still had to return my reference materials hence the visit to the mdis library today...

and guess where the library is? changi!!! sigh....

however, i was done with it in the afternoon.... and decided to check out lawrence's new branch together wit 3sg (ns) brandem liew... haha...

and today was the grand opening of the don don outlet at ang mo kio....



and there was a 20% discount from lawrence and luvenia... and boy, i'm super full now....

Thursday, October 07, 2004

[making of aoh exclusive]
the kind people of the army open house organising committee released these exclusive pics of the cbre group in action at the aoh...

check them out!!!


skit rehearsal


cool machines


all suited up

now... you saw it here first!!!

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

[sports bash]
finally the meetings and recee and days of hard work and preparation has paid off.... the 39sce battalion spots meet 2004 was an astounding success for all present....

one of the very new features about my hosting stints is the 'live' broadcast thingy... super cool i must tell you... this feature allowed my fellow host, robin, to get really close to the action at the courts and enabled him to feed 'live' audio streamed back to me at the dj console.... ingenious i'd say...

and finally, there were no major hiccups yesterday unlike during the oc evening... one more big show to go before i ord... that will be the unit anniversary in november where i will also reveal a new talent who is three times better than me at hosting... watch out guys!!!

no photos of the event, however, here's a small little treat of the event....

Sunday, October 03, 2004

[mediacorp weekend]
it only takes mediacorp star fann wong two bottles of face paint and a brush to turn on her cheeky mood it seems...



a total of close to 500 fannatics were at the mediacorp starlet's outdoor promotion for vcds of her drama serial at junction 8 today...

and boy were they wild....



then later in the afternoon at wheelock place, her radio counterparts daniel ong and carrie drove the orchard crowd crazy as they obliged with photos and autographs after the perfect 10 lanyard giveaway....


carrie chong and me...


daniel ong and me...

kindof sad cause i didn't get the cool lanyard... but it's okay.... can try again... but this time i would queue early and not go to borders to read mags liao... haiz....

Friday, October 01, 2004

[first day]
the first day of a new month is a good time to start a blog and a better time to re-open one... hahaha....

and yesterday, i submitted my ord leave plan for approval...



and yes... my bosses approved it... last night, i received an email from co... guess what he wrote? haha.... got new target for the month of october liao... more details at a later date....

meanwhile to all of you out there... thanks for your support!!!!