Published Sunday, 13 October, 2013
digital life , education , school , sociopolitics
Once upon a time, I looked at my boss’ list of Facebook friends, and noted, with some admiration, that it was full of doctors, lawyers, civil servants, academics, and other movers and shakers of the like.
Then I looked at my own, and realized that it was exactly the same.
And that is, perhaps, one of the most best legacies that attending a top school can bestow upon you…… yes, the power of social capital……
Is this the most imba (first time using this word! :D) press release published by a local governmental agency ever? (Hat tip to friend Mel for the link!)
Prologue: True love…seriously?
It was May 2012 when a married Singaporean man was attracted to a female Chinese national and the couple decided to develop their illicit relationship further. Unfortunately, as with many heart-rending love stories, they did not live happily forever as both were married, but not to each other.
Click HERE to read the rest of the press release! There’s even a photo montage at the bottom of the page!!!
Shared the link with a couple of other friends, and SY commented that ‘the corp comms must have psycho-ed the perm sec [permanent secretary]‘, haha!
Last but not least, check out other press releases by the same organization here! Most of them start with corny titles and introductions!!! :P
Published Tuesday, 1 October, 2013
digital life , la famiglia
My mum finally bought a handphone, a Nokia Asha 305, after years of people asking why she had none. (Actually, she did get a brick-sized Nokia in late 2000, but gave it to my dad for some reason or another.)
So she called me at work this afternoon to announce her new number. After that, at 1.10 pm, I sent her a message, ‘Hello mummy!!!’ About two hours later, at 3.05 pm, she replied, ‘Tks’.
The manual her phone came with is unsurprisingly scant, so I’m helping her google for information on how to use some functions. :P
Published Friday, 9 August, 2013
announcements , digital life
Singapore turns 48 today! Happy National Day everyone!!! :D
Published Saturday, 18 May, 2013
amusings , digital life , japan , linguistics
Flipping over a table in anger:
Putting the table back nicely:
Throwing the guy who put the table back nicely:
(╯°Д°）╯︵/(.□ . \)
HAHAHAHA how cute are these Japanese emoticons? To see a whole amazing and amusing list, click HERE! (My colleague J sent me the link – she loves Japanese things!) Enjoy! ｡◕‿◕｡
A snippet of a Whatsapp conversation with Daphne just after midnight yesterday morning……
Daphne: Sigh now still doing homework
Me: Do you feel like 16 again
I feel like 10
Sigh tonnes of homework not done yet
Me: 原来做功课竟然有返老还童的作用 [So doing homework has the effect of making one younger]
PS So everyone, please do more homework! :P
Published Saturday, 20 April, 2013
c'est la vie , digital life , les amis
Early this afternoon, I was on the MRT rushing to Chinatown to meet Karen, and posted a message on a thread in a local online forum I frequent, asking how to be more punctual for appointments. :P
Some time later fellow user Tortoise79 replied:
Postpone your appointment to the estimated time you will reach. For example, you make an appointment at 3pm and when you are on the way to meet your friend, text them that appointment has been change to 4pm. You reach there at 3.45pm and you are early.
Saturday afternoon teaser… don’t ever try.
To be honest, that is quite a good idea actually! :P
Published Thursday, 18 April, 2013
amusings , c'est la vie , digital life
Whatever is Candy Crush Saga about? Everyone’s playing it, even the auntie sitting next to me on the MRT. That is, everyone except me! Read reports that describe it as similar to Bejeweled, but I’ve never played that before either! Whatever is Bejeweled about?
I’m currently playing Tetris now (don’t roll your eyes!), but I think I’ll still end up playing Candy Crush eventually, when its popularity is on the wane, just like what I did with Draw Something.
Such is the life of a quasi-Luddite. :P
Snippet of a Whatsapp conversation with Daphne last night/this morning……
Me: [on Catholic Mass, which I attended one Christmas] Their choir singing sounds like those angels in heaven after u died
Daphne: How u know
We all no die before mah
Me: Oh the movie[s] said so
Published Thursday, 28 February, 2013
amusings , digital life , les amis , linguistics , overheard
Spotted on Whatsapp this afternoon……
Sze Yong: 退一步，海阔天空
Sze Yong: Your one much better; you win *horrified scream emoji*
Published Wednesday, 27 February, 2013
amusings , digital life , les amis , linguistics , overheard
A snippet of a conversation with Daphne on Whatsapp this morning……
Daphne: Me and some p2 [Primary 2] parents chitchating abt schools and clans.. I typo and ask how to join hokkien clams
Me: *thumbs up emoji* good one
Me: I join cantonese oysters
And there are also the Teochew mussels and Hainanese scallops too, I suppose……
Published Monday, 25 February, 2013
all dressed up , digital life , unorthodoxies
I realized some of my friends actually research phones whenever it’s time to get new ones. As for me, I’ve never done that ever.
I just use and use and use my phones for years. (Got my first phone in upper secondary – it was a Panasonic GD75 and shared with my sister. Since then I’ve had a Sony Ericsson K700 and a Nokia 5320 XpressMusic, and I’m currently using a Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830. (What were the phones you’ve had?) That works out to be approximately one phone every 2.5 years, which does seem like an eternity in this fast-paced age.) When they’ve become really cui, it’s time to change phones!
Without doing any prior research, I just go to the SingTel store, change my plan and see which phones I can get for the least amount of money, or better still, free! Then I choose the nicest one. LOL. Clearly, I’m not a techie person!
But I suppose this method works for me as I’m not fussy about phones. As long as they have all the essential basic functions, I’m good to go!
Published Saturday, 16 February, 2013
amusings , digital life
(sqrt(cos(x))*cos(300x)+sqrt(abs(x))-0.7)*(4-x*x)^0.01, sqrt(6-x^2), -sqrt(6-x^2) from -4.5 to 4.5
Published Thursday, 17 January, 2013
amusings , digital life , linguistics
If you’re bored and have a little time to spare……
First, go to Google and search ’tilt’.
Then, search ‘do a barrel roll’.
Lastly, search ‘zerg rush’.
Wasn’t that fun? :D
These hidden functions are called ‘Easter eggs‘.
Click here to check out other Easter eggs designed by Google!
Published Sunday, 18 November, 2012
digital life , linguistics , sociopolitics
Check out these two interesting posts from the Oxford University Press’ (which publishes Oxford Dictionaries) blog: on the UK Word of the Year, omnishambles, and the US one, gif!