Z Generation

Teenagers adore Hitler? This thought just make me feel crazy. How far are we from that century? I am indeed surprised.

Teenagers are often very very irresponsible, rude and selfish. Best examples are the two in my house. But that’s not the point for this entry. My colleague told me she “exchange palms” with her son, and he slapped her right in her face. Do chinese culture teaches you to behave like so? I believe her heart is shattered and bleeding right now, no matter how hard she wanna be strong.

Is being INDIFFERENT the cause for everything?


Did quite a bit of stuff these 2 weeks:

Last Saturday
Celebrated belated birthdays for Johnson, Serene and Suqin at Marina Steamboat. Still remember the guys do not know how to kill the crabs and in the end give them away to others. Chill out at one of the café at Marina. Talk till midnight before we end or gathering with group photos.

2 birthdays at Aloha, Jean’s and Mei Xin’s. Happy birthday to both of them. Longing to see my primary school classmates, but in the end, none turn up. Had a pretty good chat with Mei Xin’s mother at the gathering. Jean’s one is more happening, probably with lots of youngsters, but poly mates who turns up is quite little.

Went to The Adelphi’s BioSkin for a radio promotion facial. As predicted, they will psycho you to buy their packages which cost thousands. But the treatment is relaxing. Coz I fall asleep in the 20 minutes shoulder massage. Wonder did I snore? Heez~

Attended another birthday celebration at Sengkang. It’s my colleague’s daughter, Shannon, 1 year old birthday. She is very cute, big eyes, chubby face. But she don’t let any of them carry her. If not, she will burst into loud cries.

I believe the focus is the cake from The Patissier, a strawberry shortcake design. I have seen variety programme recommending this shop. More like a novelty bakery, cakes nicely decorated and tastes good. Yum yum…

Had breakfast at Clementi central before we start our badminton game. Geargina, Suqin, Terry and his girlfriend, me and Lester are there for the game. It starts from 11am to about 1.45pm. But the rental for the court is rather expensive. Ate fish and chip, but dun think it is nice.

The click parted, me and Lester went Queensway to buy our badminton rackets and my new water bottle. Was looking for a Adidas cap for quite a long time. But can’t find it also at Queensway. Spend another $80mon toiletries. Sigh…

Next weekend activity will be Bukit Timah Hill hiking.

Without Warning, Next Month, There Will Be Explosions

SOME time in November or December, bomb blasts will be heard in as many as four MRT stations here. The Ministry of Home Affairs wants to know how well- prepared Singaporeans are if terrorists strike and, unlike other SCDF exercises, Singaporeans won’t have a choice as to whether or not they want to take part.

There will be no warning, no schedule. If you happen to be a commuter at the selected stations — and the exercise is likely to take place during peak hours — Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng is waiting to see how ready you are.

“Please cooperate with us, please carry on as normal, but at the same time please play a part. But as to when it will happen, we will not say — there is no warning by terrorists before they bomb a station,” said Mr Wong in an exclusive interview with Today.

In fact, when he heard about the July 7 terror attacks on London’s subway trains, his thoughts turned naturally to Singapore.

“I thought, despite all the preparations they’ve made, it has happened to them. Which means, despite all the preparations that we’re making, or have made, it can happen to us,” said Mr Wong, who is also the Home Affairs Minister.

He commended the London authorities and Londoners for the way in which they dealt with the attacks. Would Singaporeans be as brave? “I hope they would respond the same way,” said Mr Wong.

The exercise in November may offer some clues, though officials here started taking notes much earlier.

Soon after the London blasts, a team of police officers from Singapore visited London to see what lessons could be drawn from the tragedy.

Mr Wong was coy about sharing details. “The last thing you want to do is to let the enemy know what you’re doing.”

But he added: “We’ve learned a lot. And in time, we’ll share that with others … But looking at how Londoners reacted to the bombing, and how they went about their normal lives, I think that is something Singaporeans should learn.”

His greatest fear is that if, or when, terrorists succeed in hitting Singapore, its citizens will flee. “We have to make sure that we can’t be defeated by this,” he said. “If a bomb explodes and (people) run away, I think the terrorists will have won. We cannot let ourselves be defeated by our own doing; we have to stand up and say: ‘No, we must persist and we must carry on.'” — Teo Hwee Nak

Extracted from TODAYonline.

Singapore Zoological Garden

Visited the zoo yesterday. Woke up to prepare sandwiches and drinks for the trip. Reach our destination at about 10.12am.

With the help of the staff at the entrance, we manage to catch 2 shows in a row, Wonders of the Wild and Elephants At Work & Play. Rain drizzles in after the last show and we stay in the shelter for 20 minutes.

Carry on the rest of the trip and completed everything by 3pm. Catch the Polar Bear feeding time before we head to the Ben and Jerry at the entrance. We tried 3 flavours: Chunky Monkey, Black Raspberry and Chocolate Fudge Brownie with waffle dish. Yum yum~

Took some photos, mostly are on the animals. The most memorable animal is the Hippo. Coz he sleeps so near the glass panel, sleep-shake a bit and we can see him clearly.