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hard knocks - Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 7:04 AM
Hard helmets hanging along the gate of a construction site I jog past regularly.

I like the fact that these helmets have distinctive markings. The stripes, initials, stickers - they all put a face to the horde of foreign workers from India, Pakistan, Thailand, China and some other Asian countries.

As a nation so proud of its efficiency and successes, it has to take a few hard knocks - by that I refer to the recent traffic accidents and subsequent deaths involving foreign workers in the construction industry - for the authorities to wake up to take transport safety for these individuals seriously. The papers did report on improved safety measures for transporting the workers on open lorries which are sometimes overcrowded and other times operated by errant drivers. These measures were to be enforced much later, until the demise of a few individuals of late. All hail the swift cleanups after the complains on apparently poorly maintained HDB estates and the flooding of Orchard Road! All carried out to protect the minty image of our little red dot on the map! But do we always have to wait until blood is spilled before we act to protect human lives? Need I even mention the recent deaths of cyclists on the roads?

For families who have lost fathers, husbands and sons, I hope the authorities will sort out the predicament SOON.

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Rugby C Div - Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 10:12 PM
The match fixtures for C Div Rugby :





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Eyefinity - @ 9:26 AM
Last Sunday, after checking out some dogs I was planning to adopt at Pasir Ris, I just had to swing by Mega Courts which was just round the corner.


I've only seen this gadget in the movies. Imagine multi-tasking across 3 LCD monitors! I was there to witness a First Person Shooter (FPS) game demo with drool-laden pristine graphics sweeping across all 3 screens!


And check out the crazy specs!

There was an Acer model on display but HP's aesthetics beat the former hands down and jiggling in the pockets! Think SLEEK AND SEXY monitors.

After 3 hours of pacing up and down the mall and mulling over the 5% price tag knockoff and 4 freebies , I decided to put the apparently very seductive purchase on hold.

It is truly a want, not a need. :(

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more rain - @ 8:17 AM
more rain, less haze?
Straits Times

AMEN!
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kiss me - @ 7:21 AM
Lacey Brown's sweet rendition of Kiss Me on Ellen...
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culture vulture #1 - Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 12:46 PM
My peek into the published lives of the infamously and disgustingly rich around the world...

Lady Gaga struts on those ridiculously high heels.

Lady Gaga gabras - she falls!

If Pattinson is related to Dracula, then I'm the nephew of the Pontianah!

A former commando + ranger + airborne and naval diver trained officer, Mr. Tay Ping Hui just broke many hearts by marrying long-time girlfriend, a university lecturer! What a list of accolades! Kudos to him!

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Comes With Music - @ 8:14 AM
So they say,

all good things must come to an end...

Your Comes With Music Membership Expires in 30 Days‏
From:NokiaMusic-no-reply@nokia.com
Sent:27 June 2010 12: 16PM
To:


Imagine my devastation when I read the above....


HOWEVER...


Nokia Music Store

">Extend your Comes With Music account for free!

Hi stanley

It's almost been a whole year! Your Comes With Music account will expire in just 30 days, on the 27/07/2010. We're currently building a brand new version of the Music Store with loads of new & exciting features. It's not ready just yet, however, as a valued member we would like to extend your account at no additional charge until the new store is launched.

This means that you can continue to download free tracks for from our catalogue of millions!

To take advantage of this extension, all you need to do is click 'here' or on the banner above to update your account. It's that simple.

And remember, you still get to keep everything you've already downloaded. You can continue to play your music on your registered Comes With Music mobile and PC. If you do not renew, after 30 days, you'll have to pay for any new music you download. So don't miss out on downloading new releases and classics from our vast music library of over 6 million tracks.

Enjoy,

The Nokia Comes With Music Team

Go to store to download!

Best of 2009
Rihanna Music App
The Cribs Exclusive


Trust me, I did not procrastinate like I always do with my house chores.

ONE CLICK...and HEY!



Download more great music with Comes With Music

Download your favourite tracks!


Good news: Your Comes With Music membership has been extended – for free – until we launch our new Music store later this year. Look out for an email from us nearer the time to tell you when this will be.


If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page


Take me to the music

A W E S O M E !!!

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Potentials - Sunday, June 27, 2010 @ 8:16 PM
So will it be Oprah?

Heidi?

Or Bullet?

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rain - @ 9:59 AM
Love the rain.

Hope it doesn't flood at Pasir Ris Farmway...

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adoption - @ 7:46 AM
I'm going to check this out after breakfast later.


Chino? Bullet? Razzle??

I've always wanted a Labrador but I'm just afraid that its temperament and size may not be suitable for super-hyper Sprite.

We shall see...

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high - @ 7:10 AM
Okay, I admit.

I was running overdrive on adrenalin and caffeine yesterday...

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iWant #1 - Saturday, June 26, 2010 @ 3:15 PM
Friday's Life! was a turn-on!

I CRAVE...I DESIRE....I WANT!!!

...KIA SOUL 2010, the urban crossover hatchback with pimping 18" rim wheels!!!
But I already have a 1-year-old KIA Cerrato Forte, Sports Edition...



...the Nokia X6, 32GB Comes With Music,
but I have to wait til September before I'm eligible for a handset upgrade with my telco...

...a ticket to Singfest to catch the irreverent Katy Perry,
...NO EXCUSE for I'd missed the event last year!

Surely a man can indulge in a little day-dreaming? :)

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twist - @ 1:17 PM
There might just be a slight twist of events.

Thanks D!
If you are right, the departure may turn out to be a surprise enroute somewhere glorious...
:)

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the difference - @ 8:02 AM
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I ---
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

from The Road Less Travelled
Robert Frost

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reBIRTH - @ 6:36 AM
6.36am.

REbirth.

A change would do you good.

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