Month: May 2005

cause of nugget’s death

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I’m inside my bedroom when Dexter started yapping noisily at the door. There’s a man outside yelling ‘hello, hello’ but I bo-hiew-lan, thinking it’s some saleman trying to promote a Multi-Function Kitchen Knife from Japan with 20 years warranty or a Award-Winning Vacuum Cleaner from Germany which sucks everything from dust to the nastiest bug alive.


I must say that this salesman is very stubborn. Dexter had been yapping at him for at least a minute but he is still hello-ing outside, with no intention of leaving. “What a persistent fellow”, I thought, so, putting on the smelliest look on my face, I stormed out of the room to meet him.


This salesman turns out to be an official from the Ministry of Environment, who’s here to inform the residents about the rising number of dengue fever cases in our estate recently and that they will be fogging the area tomorrow and advised us to cover up all food and close the windows as the fogging can be quite poisonous.


Now I KNEW.


Nuggets was dead. DEAD as a doornail. She died a few weeks ago, two days after I came back from Bangkok. Apparently, there has been some fogging done during my absence at Bangkok but nobody was home at that time to close the windows.


After I came back, I did noticed something abnormal about her but I didn’t take it to heart. I was still wondering why isn’t she touching any of her hay at all and the next thing I knew, she was lying motionless in the cage!


She did NOT die of unknown causes. She died of poisoning. She died because of the FOGGING!
 

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Madagascar

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Starring: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett-Smith, David Schwimmer
Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon
Release date: 27-May

This movie focuses on four residents and “stars” of the Central Park Zoo in New York City who are also best friends: a lion (Stiller), a zebra (Rock), a giraffe (Schwimmer) and a pregnant hippo (Smith). When one of them goes missing, the other three break out of the zoo looking for him, and eventually all four are captured and put in boxes to ship them back to the continent their species are originally from: Africa.
An accident at sea, however, strands them on the shore of Madagascar. Having had humans take care of them their entire life, the four know nothing of surviving in the wild, or that one of them, the lion, is genetically predisposed to eat his three best friends. Exploring their surroundings, the four friends soon meet the Malagasy locals (a type of lemur given to having loud “rave-like” dance parties) and their carnivorous enemies, the fousas.
As the two sides try to use these four new, strange (and large) friends to their benefit, our heroes are also confronted with the reality of their predestined roles in nature.

Official Website:
http://www.madagascar-themovie.com/

Okay, anybody wanna watch?
?

philips event trial run and cemetery with gm

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Today is the third day that I went back to school this holiday. There’s a trial run for the Philips Event. The trial run was at 3 pm but I deliberately went to school two hours earlier so that I can settle my pushcart accounts with Ms Tan.


To do that, I have to first get the SC Room keys from Mrs Wee as I’ve kept the receipts inside unfortunately, she has gone out for lunch.


I waited for her outside the staff room for almost an hour but there is still no sign of her. In the end, I have to approach Mrs Foo to help me get the keys. By that time, almost all the councilors have reached and I have no more time to do the bloody accounts already.


I hate all sorts of last minutes arrangements and I don’t like to be rushed to doing something. I wasn’t informed that the dress code has been changed from casual wear to SW shirt and jeans and I also wasn’t informed that the meeting has been carried forward from 3 pm to 2.15 pm.


Only half of the SC turned up for the meeting but what angers me more was that even some of the EXCOs didn’t turn up!  Whatever happened to their commitment and responsibility?


I seriously have no idea why the Philips Event has got to do with us? It’s their own company thingy but why do they have to implicate us? They can always go to Outward Bound if they want to do team-building and bonding but why at our school? As if we do not have enough activities on our hands with the upcoming CSSP Camp at NTU and the Special Olympics at NUS.


It’s the school holidays for goodness sake but with so many events and meetings, half of my holiday is gone already. What is a holiday if I have to return back to school almost everyday??


After the whole thing ended, GM drove Rachel and I home. Along the way, he drove us to Mount Faber and we saw a vertical rainbow!


Unlike the typical semi-circle, this rainbow is like a ray of beam shooting down from the heavens. How unique!


The beauty is beyond what words can describe.  After dropping Rachel off near Jurong Point, I suggested driving to my previous NS unit which is just nearby at Lim Chu Kang.


The sky is getting dark and we drove pass the Chinese Cemetery along the runway all the way to the deserted Neo Tiew estate and stopped at the small pier at the end of the road.


All this while, I was scaring GM with the stories about this stretch of road.  As we drove back, we really encountered the mysterious fog which had told him earlier! This fog always disappeared as suddenly as it had appeared.


GM was convinced about what I had told him and I think he was getting jittery. He proposed that we drive into the Chinese Cemetery and explore what it’s like at night. The car stopped at one of the entrance to the cemetery.


We peered into the darkness in front of us, and there were nothing but pitch darkness. There wasn’t any illumination inside and the headlights from our car didn’t prove very useful. An indescribable fear for the unknown has silently crept its way into our hearts and the boldness we had just a while ago has ebbed away without our knowledge.


“You really want to go in or not?? he asked nervously
“You know how to come out right? I gulped
“I don’t know lah! I thought you knew? he exclaimed
“How do I know? You think my house inside? I protested
“Then how? You still want to go inside?
“I anything one. I only scared 2 person go in but 5 ‘persons’ coming out…
“Fuck lar, let’s get out of here!!? his voice trembling




  

VROOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!


And there you have it – two macho looking guys but with the courage of a mouse, driving off at a very fast speed. GM auto-locked the doors and I laughed that if those things had wanted to come in, locking the door doesn’t make any difference. I think he hated me for saying that! Hurhurhur!!


We took the Tengah Airbase route and drove to the Keat Hong Tze Char stall. I tapau-ed some very famous BBQ chicken wings to my house and eat. We chitchat for a while then he left to pick up his friend home.

talk with Mr chua

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Mr Chua held a combined talk at the auditorium with the SC and Bridge Leaders this morning.

He invited Mr Samuel Ang to share with us about choosing our career path. He’s the very same person who came and helped us choreograph our fashion show for the Retail Hub.

On the pretext of controlling the PA system, GM and I hid in the PA Room to chitchat. We waited for the talk to finish then had our tea reception at the Roof Garden.

After the buffet, we went back to the auditorium for another talk by Mr Chua about being a student leader and how it would help mould our character in the future. When the talk ended, I went to look for Ms Tan to continue the previous day accounts but alas, she’s out for lunch again!!

Mr Yeo saw me and exclaimed, “I thought I saw you in school yesterday? Why are you back here, again???

The time was nearly 12 noon and I wouldn’t want to wait for her until 2?pm just like yesterday so I went back home and will probably come to school earlier tomorrow since I also had yet another meeting for the Philips Event.

perverse nursery rhymes

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Let’s learn a perverse nursery rhyme today.


Ding, dong, bell, <– what kinda ding dongs? *drools*
Pussy’s in the well. <– ooo.. she’s wet isnt she?

Who put her in? <– hee hee.. put it in!
Little Johnny Green. <– little?? aww come on…

Who pulled her out? <– yeah baby, pull it out~
Little Tommy Stout. <– little and stout… umnn.. ok… i prefer stout… 😀

What a naughty boy was that,
To try to drown poor pussy cat, <– oooh yes.. naughty naughty! u make the pussy wet!
Who never did him any harm,
And killed the mice in his father’s barn. <– gosh.. the pussy’s so vicious…… she DESERVES to be wet! meooowwww!


Sounds innocent enough? Now, lets highlight this whole rhyme!


Wicked? Haha, I’m feeling horny today…

abandoned hamster

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Some sicko has abandoned a dwarf hamster at the staircase landing.  It looks like a Albino Campbell to me.  Poor hammy has a bald patch on one side of the body and it’s not difficult to guess why because there’s a piece of buttered cracker inside the cage! 


What sorts of rubbish have they been feeding the poor little tyke??  And it’s not even a proper cage!  The base is not even deep enough to contain bedding.  The poor hamster only had a piece of toilet paper for comfort!


I feel so sorry for the little hamster but my parents wouldn’t let me bring him home.  They say that he looks diseased.  Period.


My father knew that I would surely sneak back to bring the hammy home and hide it somewhere in my room so he ordered my mum to march me straight home while he brought the hammy to the void deck, hoping other people would pick it up.


But my father is no simpleton.  He makes sure he left the hamster somewhere I couldn’t find and he wouldn’t reveal where he left him.  My father really took great pains to make sure that I stay away from the hammy!


I really don’t know what to say about these idiots who goes round dumping the poor animals.  Didn’t they know that having a pet is a big RESPONSIBILITY of a LIFETIME?  The hamster is now paying for his owner’s deadly sins with HIS life through no fault of his!!


This reminds me of the SPCA slogan:


What you pay with your money; the pet paid with its life!


I curse the owners to suffer the same fate through the law of cause and effect.