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22nd Nov
Saturday, November 22nd, 2003

A “worthwhile” day

Posted by Shaun at 11:51 pm under Thoughts | 955 Reads | Post Comment
Today will be unlike most of my usual saturdays. Namely able to actually get out of camp with energy to go to the driving center (Bukit Batok) for registration, shop and even spend the night out after a long hard shag week. And so there I was book(ed)-out, hailed a cab for a 6 bucks trip to BBDC (no bonuses, its not crazy taxi dudes), then theres registration, instant photos, briefing and stuff loads. (thought he chick at the cashier counter was cute) then it a walk to bukit gombak MRT for some lunch, didn’t find anything nice to eat there so took an MRT to westmall for lunch at the 4th level foodcourt.

Drop by cyberactive, Need for speed Underground is up at stores for a solid $49.90, would be waiting for the price to drop to around $44.90 before purchasing it. Otherwise, theres always the heeren card discount to bring that down (yea bout that too, I just recieved it.. yea!)

Damn, next tuesday would be a public holiday, Hari Haya Puasa. But not for me as theres camp guardduty up my ass. But luckily for me my CSM aka “ang chek” argeed to give us guard duty personnel a day off in the (very) near future. Would be looking forward to that. *grins*

And so there came the unexpected message from Lester this morning too, kinda last minute and almost got my schedule messed up for awhile. As it would be good to get together us sec sch friends again and catch up with times. In the end, managed to allocate for a 8.30pm meet at TB plaza after dinner with my fam at AV.

After trying out the GBA SP I loaned from my bunkmate over the weekend, still deciding whether to invest in a gameboy advanced SP, they can play quite afew3D games now, not to mention a great time buster in-camp. Or should I stick to the Java games and emulators in my phone instead? *dot*dot*dot*

Currently Listening: Linkin Park – One Step Closer (2:35)
4th Nov
Tuesday, November 4th, 2003

Bike license, finally!

Posted by Shaun at 7:33 pm under Thoughts | 816 Reads | Post Comment
After arriving at the driving center this morning, the usual radio tuned @ Class 95FM was usually noisy at the locker shed. Namely making “noise” (aka celebrating) bout the Subaru Impreza challenge- a winner finally emerged after 66 hours and 53 minutes. Who? 36-year-old David Gerard Felix a chief flight steward won the car, finally… heheh, it fffiinallyy over…. for now. Till next year.

Anyway, so much for him winning that, hough’ its not as crazy as David Blane’s latest stunt either. Oh well, onto work matters. Tomorrow will be the last day of my biking course, so there will be some function aka farewell party. Moreover, I can say tata to the 7-5 work times, cos it would be stay-in from Thursday onwards. However, on top of that, I would be getting my class 2B license tomorrow too yea!

Looking back, I kinda breezed thru the motorcycle course without a hitch I can safely say, remarkably, I passed every single test in the course on the first attempt… *pats self on back* hehehe and yea, the off road riding today was SHIOK dudes! mudpools and camel humps rule!

1st Nov
Saturday, November 1st, 2003

Thoughts for thoughts

Posted by Shaun at 10:19 pm under Thoughts | 950 Reads | Post Comment
Stores everywhere are putting up Christmas deco now, even before taking down their Halloween ones.. urgh! My mum obviously had nothing much to do, pulling me and my sis to a beauty spa at Midpoint, boring! Marche was the place for dinner and drinking yesterday, the grill area is having a chicken mushroom stew with mashed potatoes… *slurp* then theres the usual finishing pizza, with my usual toppings of pineapple, prawns, peppers, chicken and ham. Theres no onstage performance tonight and gutton’s competition today.. so no free desserts. Lol!

There will be lots of hot phones coming out 4Q, 2003/1Q, 2004, namely the Nokia 6230, 7700 and Siemens SX1. I am currently deciding between the few. The 7700 is a little tad large being a PDA phone, but I love the touch screen and the full screen standard websurfing style/ablity (though 640×320 is a damn small res for websurfing now, but its a far cry from the other phones). The 6230 and SX1 are both similar in features, only that the Nokia 6230 is an EDGE 3G phone, being smaller, lighter but spots a smaller 128×128 screen and don’t run the better Symbian 60 series OS like the Siemens one.

And mmm, the Subaru impreza challenge is on for some days, this time there definately more competitors in the game with more cars compared to last’s year’s only one car. I wish them luck on it, frankly I see much better things to do than just putting your hands on a car for days or even weeks in a row, well…. Singapore *aheh* is well known for such endurance, esp queue power…. so let them show their stuffs.

So much for island-wide dirt bike riding on Friday and the day before, only thing’s that last night’s night riding is definately more interesting than the rest- RAIN! yea, it definately adds to the thrill, danger and exciting, not to mention going at bout 75km/h max on the ECP.. kinda slow, but not on a bike!… fun! hehheh.. Public bike riding riding don’t scare me now… da horns just grow naturally on ya head, and I can say the same for the rest in my riding team. Coming up on next monday is an island-wide off-road adventure, time to get down and muddy….

Matrix revoluions will be outin 3 days time… yea! but for now…. I gotta get rid of those cappuccino stains left on the keyboard this morning…..

Currently Listening: Blink 182- First Date

27th Oct
Monday, October 27th, 2003

Another pass to the collection…

Posted by Shaun at 6:17 pm under Thoughts | 1000 Reads | Post Comment
Mmm, so whats new? I mean passing bike tests in arow don’t seem to offer much kick now, not to mention those who tried very hard to pass (opps!). So why the *freak* did I mention this? yea, becus I passed my public road riding test today… another test?… *raises arms momentarily* yay! oh well, *sniffs* One more week to the end of the bike course. Tomorrow- dirty-off-road-dirt-bike ridin’..

Currently Listening: DJ Tiesto – Close to you

26th Oct
Sunday, October 26th, 2003

Lazy – I like!

Posted by Shaun at 8:17 pm under Thoughts | 871 Reads | Post Comment
So what to do in this humid sunday afternoon… Its JAVA MADNESS again, and there I was downloadin’ tons of freeware java midlets of the net. And there was the 2 dictionaries, (one Webster one.. whee) to name afew: a thesaurus, 20+ new games, scheduler, pda functions, movie and image viewers, email cilents, first aid manuals, references, vocab/graphing tool and mobile internet browsers… whew! and all these took up nearly 12MB on my phone’s storage space. I think when the Siemens SX1 phone is released, I would consider upgrading to a 1GB MMC flash card.

On top of that, my dad kinda went like DIY crazy and just replaced literally everyroom lamp and switch in the house (he had been planning… with his arsenal of tools and parts, todays sadly d-day), with the mains down for that, it kinda interupted my net access for the day, (not to mention the food warming and bacterial built-up in the fridge) And Mmm, the place do seem cleaner and brighter now, but I think it could mainly due to the freakin stained lamp old covers that seem to previously cast more shadows than light around the house…

Lazy sunday, shit! monday’s tomorrow, work-day, bike public road riding test… arghh!

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24th Aug
Sunday, August 24th, 2003

New unit vocational posting

Posted by Shaun at 8:44 pm under Thoughts | 5321 Reads | 1 Comment
*grumbles* Didn’t know sewing my CPL rank sewing on my uniform could be such a pain, so many sets to do…. Anyway, the new vocational postings are out and this time the posting’s gonna be permanent- one which will last for my 2 remaining years of national service till I ORD *Yeaaa.. freedom, end of army life*. I would be tied down with the armor unit- notoriously & largely rumored around this unit, their training are actually quite *eek* demanding…. *ponders for awhile* So, what can a man do but gear up and be prepared for some tough training… ahead!Damn its inevitable! Well at least I won’t need to put up with long travelling times and dumb ferry trips to pulau tekong anymore, as my camp is situated mainland.

Till then, it would be one week till you will hear from me, whats next? first impressions at the camp? woot!

Food for thought: *ouch* hope the scald on my hand heals soon… would be more careful when making nissin cupnoddles again… *duh, careless me!*

Currently Listening: Ultra Beat- Pretty Eyes

9th Aug
Saturday, August 9th, 2003

I wish upon an excavator… & bulldozer!

Posted by Shaun at 12:15 pm under Thoughts | 838 Reads | Post Comment
Last week seems to be a very short week, very much shorter than usual. Whoosh its the weekend again and here I am typing this blog again. As I can remember with this clogged head and aching limbs of mine, heres what I have to share at camp.

And yea, so there was the outfield defense exercise for my company last week, namely manual digging, shoveling and lots of digging all day, all day… all into the night with my buddies, dig dig dig, so bad that even our enigneer gloves all start wearing out with holes, with aches and fatigue all over. Yes, it was really long, not to mention the complete lack of sleep the whole last 50 hours and the nightmare of carrying a 20kg++ heavy field pack cum signal set back to camp with the attack squad go for tens of kilometers, (being luckily appointed as general purpose machine gun commander.. *duh*) its one load that even your hands will start going numb after hours of “choinging” (rushing).

And so when the excercise ended it was company happy hour at club Chevrons @ jurong east. It was a miracle that everybody can set set their eyes open after 2 straight days of deprived sleep, talking about the zombies of resident evil… Had a dinner buffet, clubbed alittle club’s disco pub, the free flow of beer was delightful, though I still prefered the much conservative fruit punch. Sat around for a few round of pool and slacked for a few round of Daytona, Time crisis II, Tokyo wars and DDR at the local game arcade before heading home for a much needed rest. And just when the week could end happily, the stupid dial-a-coke drink vending machine refused to work for me… so much for that, there goes my phone bill…

Currently Listening: I will tell you if I have the energy to reach the winamp button…

15th Jun
Sunday, June 15th, 2003

Long day at Home

Posted by Shaun at 2:33 pm under Thoughts | 1112 Reads | Post Comment

Well, I guess its time I spend sometime at home too, cleaning my room and doing some chores around the house. Would be going out for lunch later with my sister, as my parents are away. And hey! its fathers day today! *grinz*
Currently Listening: John Tesh- September

6th Feb
Thursday, February 6th, 2003

The Net

Posted by Shaun at 1:24 am under Thoughts | 1095 Reads | Post Comment

Channel I just screened the movie, “The Net”, though quite an old show (1995) it is really a very interesting one depicting what can go wrong in the world of the internet- a very unique idea indeed. Thumbs up to that show!

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