[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

Monday, June 30, 2003

[machi at heeren]
hey... machi was performing at the heeren yesterday.. cool rap songs they have in hokkien.. haha... they even added in some unmentionable words... cool huh... see the number of people who gathered there to catch them... so cool man!

Sunday, June 29, 2003

[full throttle]
just watched another cool movie... can you guess which one? should be quite obvious huh... good morning angels... good morning charlie... caught charlie's angels just now at gv yishun... it was so much fun... most of the jokes were so corny that i was laughing my head off so loudly in the cinema... it was really great.... now now.... i think i should go watch the first installment of the show...

charlie's angels really was full of throttling adventure!

three beautiful angels at the premiere of the show laughing their heads off just like me!

Friday, June 27, 2003

[sneak preview]
finally... the july ish of fullStoP is here... i actually brought it home to edit... just finished editing but this ish does not have any of my articles... anyway the editing is done by me... haha... it's slated to hit the stands next week or so...

Thursday, June 26, 2003

[disappearing sore throat]
i have actually been having flu for the past few days... there was running today again... very high morale... i led a few songs during the running too... funny, my sore throat seems to have disappeared... haha... just chilling out and listening to jay chou now... work's all done... will check out the new ish of fullStoP tomorrow...


Wednesday, June 25, 2003

[see how you rate as a friend]
Friends and friendship are discussed a surprising number of times in the bible. You can read about Jesus making us God's friends (Romans), and Jesus calling his disciples friends rather than servants (in John). And you can find the greatest story of friendship of David and Jonathan in the bible (1 Samuel).

Take the friendship quiz...

1. Someone tells you they know something nasty about a friend of yours. Do you:
(a) refuse to listen?
(b) let them tell you, but keep it to yourself?
(c) make sure you get the full story and tell others about it?

2. What attracts you first in a person?
(a) The way they treat others.
(b) The way they treat you.
(c) Their looks.

3. A friend is talking about something on which you have strong feelings. Do you:
(a) wait until they have finished?
(b) interrupt them and say what you think?
(c) refuse to listen?

4. A friend tells you that you look awful in some new clothes you bought. Do you:
(a) take a long hard look at yourself and see if they're right?
(b) tell them you'll look any way you like?
(c) point out a few faults in what they are wearing?

5. You meet someone for the first time. Do you:
(a) expect to make them your best friend?
(b) find out more about them?
(c) show them how clever you are?

6. Some friends tell you they once played a dirty trick on you which you never found out about. They now want to tell you about it. Do you:
(a) forgive and forget?
(b) tell them it's best to clear the air?
(c) get angry before you have heard what they have to say?

How you rate yourself...
Add up the number of (a), (b) and (c).
All (a): You're either not being honest or too good to be true!
Mostly (b): You're got things almost right - you're thoughtful for other people and expect some consideration in return.
Mostly (c): You think about yourself too much - you need to spare some thought for others if you want to make and keep your friends!

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

[music rocks]
what would the world be without music? some muted place with no harmony? really hope to be in a band someday.... and will be in discussion to record my own song soon... when will i be famous? haha... kidding...

music makes the world go round...

Monday, June 23, 2003

[time flies]
i just remembered that last year around this time i was working at an event management company.... and had a crush on someone... but didn't want to commit cos she was going overseas to study and i was going to serve in the army... then, there was planning for the big launch of fullStoP's first issue... and there was the time i could not run for nuts... haha... how time flies...

time and tide waits for no man
if you want to succeed you must plan
what you wanna do
or where you wanna land
it is not an easy task
but if you wanna go far you must
or else you will sit there and time will just pass
some things they just won't last

Saturday, June 21, 2003

i know what i know, i know what i don't know so i can teach you what i know because i know what i don't know...

Thursday, June 19, 2003

[running running as fast as we can]
yup... that's what i did today... all three rounds around my camp... it is day four of my btt course in oeti now... slack... anyway, let's shoot back to running... observed that the sky was so clear today... as well as sunny too... and i did take a good look around my camp... haha....

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

[nice rank]
this pair LTA rank is lying on my desk.. so nice sia... i have been ogling them everyday when i come back from camp... but they belong to my younger brother though.... i am just a low ranking soldier... no points for guessing my rank... anyway, too paiseh to say what too... one year and eight months to ord... yeah.... when will i get my rank??

Sunday, June 15, 2003

[car show]
was at the car show yesterday at ngee ann city civic plaza.... so me and my friend were looking around at the cool audio systems and modified cars... then came the game session.... when the host asked who wanted to play, my friend pointed at me and then... i went upstage to play a game.... kena sabo sia! but then, i still managed to win four movie passes to the show 2 fast 2 furious.... cool huh?

after that, i zipped over to my cousin's place to celebrate her birthday and was off to cuppage plaza for a ktv sess with my bmt buddies... what a day...

Friday, June 13, 2003

[great day]
just had dinner at alkaff mansion today... food was great and so was the ambience... also managed to make some new friends.... that's reason one for being happy...

reason two is because i have got a super long weekend to enjoy.... off today and tomorrow....

and thirdly... i will be catching a movie tomorrow.... as well as covering an event too...

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

[downloading day]
downloaded lotsa cool new songs today.... shiok sia!

Monday, June 09, 2003

[back to work]
after a one month hiatus from work, here we go again! planning for fullStoP's July issue started way back in may... articles have been coming in now.... just have to wait to see who gets the contract for publishing it....

have just finished writing an article for eStoP.... meanwhile, i'll just have to wait to edit the July issue of fullStoP....

some upcoming articles include an interview with jeremy ratnam, triple noize (tentative), army article and interview with a national swimmer.... sounds so fun.... haha...

Friday, June 06, 2003

[why a retreat is called a retreat]
wonder why a retreat is called a retreat.... does it mean retreat from daily work (sort of escapism) or retreat as in treat yourself again... anyway for whatever reason, retreats are cool....

went for a training retreat conducted by sp at the republic of singapore yatch club yesterday... wow! that place is really heaven man... there were talks conducted by two lecturers, dennis sale and victor joe, and veteran journalist ravi veloo.... through these talks i found out many little little details about the media industry relating to print, web and broadcast news....

of course, it was also fun having fellow fullStoP reporters around to talk to as well as joke and have a meal together.... and we even took lotsa group photos man! there was one with a cute dog too!!

if only time could just stop at that day and leave me there at the yatch club without worries leading a carefree life....

anyway here's three cheers to fullStoP's first anniversary! a big bash is coming right up!

Wednesday, June 04, 2003

[chill out]
Man coming home very tired after work his wife tells him that the shower is not working. Man replies "I am not a plumber. Just call the

Next day
Man coming home very tired. Wife tells him that the cupboard door has broken and needs to be replaced. Man replies "I am not a carpenter. Call the Carpenter"

Third day
Man coming home very tired from work Wife says "honey the work is done. The young boy from the neighbourhood came and did the work for me. He repaired the cupboard door and now the shower is also working."

Man says "Good ... did he charge anything?"

Wife replies "No. He did it on one condition that I either sleep with him for one night OR Bake a nice cake for him"

Man says "well did you bake the cake then?"

Women replies "I am not a baker...."

Tuesday, June 03, 2003

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Love is the feeling that you're feeling when the feeling that you're feeling is the feeling you've never felt before....

do you believe in love?

Sunday, June 01, 2003

[action packed june]
with the sars situation in singapore in control.... life is somewhat beginning to revert back to normal... and of course singaporeans are thronging back to the streets... orchard road was pretty crowded yesterday... and boat quay too...