[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, August 31, 2003

[just woke up]
was looking out of my window last night..... saw the rain under the nice bright lights... what an incredible sight!!! such a cool night last night it looked as if it was snowing in singapore!! i have managed a new record of sleeping 24 hours in two days!!

Saturday, August 30, 2003

[oeti trainee's night]
finally after a month of hard work, rehearsals and sweat, the show ended with a big blast just now...

lessons learnt:
1. things happen last minute.... you choose how you want to deal with it...
2. learnt how to overcome nervousness and stage fright....
3. proper planning does not mean everything will turn out well....
4. lotsa talented guys in my platoon...

performed in front of 500 people 'live' today... it was really cool seeing my senior instructors clapping along to the song while me and my friend shirlene were singing... it was an even greater satisfaction when my friends sms-ed me that the show was great... lotsa handshakes and smiles which i will not forget...

lotsa arrows shot at me but still managed to catch them and take them in stride..... the show was really great man!!! looks like i won't be able to sleep tonight like the past three nights..... the feeling during the past three nights was nervousness and worriness... but tonight, it will be unforgettable..... the hard work and effort of everyone whether big or small roles has truely paid off.... the culmination of hard work and teamwork......


Thursday, August 28, 2003

[perks of a journalist]
this really makes me envy journalists... they get so close to the stars and even get to talk to them!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

[president's star charity 2003]
this year, sharon au and tay ping hui join hands as team leaders for the red and blue teams respectively.... for the red team, big name celebs like aaron aziz, christopher lee, andrew fang, jamie teo and newcomer felicia chin battle with the blue team comprising fann wong, vincent ng, marcus ng, jeff wang, alan tern and priscelia chen.... wonder how christopher would feel battling it out with rumoured beau fann... only time will tell...

so make a date with the president's star charity 2003, sunday 14 september 2003 to find out.....

Monday, August 25, 2003

[recruit no more]
kindof funny.. this is the only photo that i have taken as a private....

Sunday, August 24, 2003

[grabbing at-tension]
tension was at hmv and at the z-pop concert yesterday..... hyping up the area at heeren, they sang tell me why and amazing grace.... well even though there was a slight drizzle, nothing stopped the fanatical fans queing up for autographs...

a huge turnout at the launch of their new album titled gotta be your man....

Saturday, August 23, 2003

[last day of fieldcamp]
this picture was taken on the last day of my bmt fieldcamp last year....

Friday, August 22, 2003

[sunset at tekong]
did you know that the sunset at tekong is actually very nice?

Thursday, August 21, 2003

[with my rifle and my buddy and me]
this photo was taken during bmt fieldcamp at our first camp site.....

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

[ns 1 year loh]
officially today 20 August 2003, i have served one year of national service! yeah.....

bravo platoon 4 section 2

Monday, August 18, 2003

[photos are back]
this photo was taken when i was doing the ndp story.... see the number of cameras positioned behind to capture the fireworks... btw, benson thanks for introducing me this new site to link my photos!!

Friday, August 15, 2003

[fullStoP released]
this month's ish of fullStoP finally hit the stands today! go check it out!

Thursday, August 14, 2003

[x-men characters and me]
You are attractive and strong, in a boy scout republican sort of way. You are set firm in your beliefs, which is not necessarily a bad thing. But often when faced with a conflicting opinion you become defensive and angry and prone to conflict. You like to be a leader, but you must acknowledge that there are some situations which others are better fit to deal with than yourself.

You are Cyclops!

Which X-Men character are you most like?

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

[big surprise]
i love mtv..... this logo will seem so relevant in time to come.... hint: i am not getting cable tv....

Monday, August 11, 2003

[a mathematical research]
From a strictly mathematical viewpoint, it goes like this:
What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?
Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 103%?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:
What does it take to achieve 100% in life? Let's do the math...
If: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z is represented as: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

Then: H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K > 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98% and
K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E > 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%
But, A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E > 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%
And, B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T > 2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%
BUT, look how far ass kissing will take you.
A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G > 1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 127%

So, one can then conclude, with mathematical certainty, that while Hard work and Knowledge will get you close, it takes the Attitude to get you there; but if your boss wants more... Bullshit and Ass Kissing will put you over the top!

How does that sound?

Saturday, August 09, 2003

[national day]
celebrate with the nation... wear red.... kindof lazing at home now.... but.. should be going to town to shop later... gonna check out pure milk... hehe....

Sunday, August 03, 2003

[qing tian]
went for ktv sess last night at serangoon gardens.... you know, jay's latest album is very cool.... my fave track is track 3... qing tian.... nice soulful guitar cords make the intro with drums coming in next... there's this kindof accordin sound inside the track... kindof brings the mood to some roman country..... quite catchy lyrics too.... go figure....

Saturday, August 02, 2003

[ye mei hui]
named after his mother, jay chou's latest album features a retro inspired jay clad in retro suits bought by him sometime back... the main song is a track dedicated to his father titled 'in father's name'......

also included in the album is a vcd of the mtv of 'in father's name' and a behind the scenes of making the video..... there is also a short film included....

jay chou behind the scenes.....