Month: August 2007

Happy Teachers’ Day

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Yesterday, I went back to school for a visit.


I have been anticipating this day for the past week thinking how exciting it would be to meet up old friends and teachers but when I neared the school gate, my feet seemed to get heavier and heavier. I stood outside the gate and I paused for a moment. All of a sudden, I didn’t want to go in anymore.


The celebrations were going on inside and the crowd were enjoying the performance but somehow, I felt I wasn’t part of it and I was reluctant to gatecrash the event.


But having agreed to meetup with some ex-councilors, I dragged my feet into the foyer and the first person I saw was Miss Tan. She walked towards me with open arms and almost wanted to hug me!


I saw some friends as well and talked to the teachers. Its a pity Mama Lum isn’t around anymore and what a shame that I might not have the chance to see her anymore. I truly missed her wicked sense of humor!


After the celebrations ended, I hang around the school and chatted with the ex-councilors as we reminisce about the past. One by one, they started leaving and I was the last to leave.


Other than the few councilors who stayed behind to clear up the place, there wasn’t anyone else I knew whom I could wave goodbye to.


As I walk the lonely path out of the gate, there is this emptiness stirring inside me as I bade my final farewell to the school which gave me many memorable memories in the past.







Sharon Lee helped me with Advanced Accounting I



Now, Mama Yu is helping me with Advanced Accounting II


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Accounting Block


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A2-06: Auditing Theory classroom

Watching 881

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This post was one week overdue. 


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I brought my parents to see 881 last Wednesday and luckily, I booked the tickets in the morning because by the time we get to the theatre in the evening, the tickets were completely sold out!


This movie was really funny yet sad at the same time.  There are the hidden crude jokes here and there if you know how to ‘catch’ it.


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The xiangu part was damn hilarious!  Liu Ling Ling is my new idol!!  Watching her beats watching Fann Wong anytime.


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Qi Yi Wu keeps playing with his jiao in the movie.


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The song which Kelvin sings in this scene is really nice.  Make me lau bak sai


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The Durian bra can shoot laser beams 360!


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The bapoks (are they for real?) were really funny but they had too little scenes!  I can’t get enough of them!


Overall, I still preferred the catfights and bitchslaps between the Papaya and Durian sisters the most.  The emo part where Little Papaya keeps crying gets on my nerves abit however, I would still recommend this show if you haven’t watch it yet.


Most of the Hokkien songs in the movie are nice and people are searching for the OST after watching the movie.  I heard that the OST was out of stock island-wide and record stores are busy replenishing stocks.


If you haven’t watch it yet, why wait?


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buay buay yeo ah yeo ah yeo! buay buay yeo ah yeo ah yeo!


HUAT AH!

Euthanasia – The Easy Way Out?

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WARNING!!!  

Please see this video. (Not for the fainthearted though)

I don’t want to embed it because I cannot bear to see the image at all.  Dogs have always been our faithful and loyal companion yet this is the sorry ending they get in return.

Please listen to their cries and the haunting echoes that filled the dark corridor when they’re being dragged out to be killed.  This has got to be the most heart-wrenching cries ever! 

Could anyone imagine the pain and agony that they’re going through?  Who could ever understand their helplessness as one by one, they succumbed to the effects of the poison and collapse to the ground?  The poor dogs are paralyzed with fear that they’d even lost control over their bowels! 

There’s not a single word of comfort nor even a warm hug to help make their passing over easier to bear.  They left this world feeling scared, betrayed and unjustified.  All they leave behind is an air of grievances which they cannot seek redress for.

WHY?  Why should they be made to pay for the mistakes of their owners with their lives??  Do dogs really deserve such wretched lives?

This is the REALITY of what will happen to the dogs that end up at the pound if they cannot find a home!!!

So, please don’t paint such a pretty picture of breeding your dog.  There are already a surplus of them in this world so stop creating more because there are not enough homes for all of them!  Every puppy that you bring into this world would cause the death of a pound dog somewhere else.

You may not realize but what you see in the video could also happen to one of the many puppies whom YOU had bred and sold when his owner didn’t want him anymore.  Same thing for current dog owners, please do not abandon your dogs in the streets now that you knew where they will eventually end up at and the fate that awaits them…


“For every dog that was put down, someone out there was responsible for its’ death.”

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A dead dog lies beside a bin filled with the syringes that killed him and the many dogs before him…

Remember This Ad?

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“Hi, I’m a single, 24 year old looking for a special companion I can share my beauuuuuutiful home with.  I cook, I clean, and I promised to be home by 7pm everyday.  I missed my special companion cause I lost mine last week.  So, please call if you have a white maltese puppy for sale…”

The ad is for an Online Classifieds called www.mocca.com.  I paid the website a visit and discovered that there are actually many posts regarding pets for sale and there are even people offering/seeking pimping services for their dogs.

In the ad, the lady was looking for a ‘special companion’ because she had lost hers a week ago.  When I first saw the ad, I thought it was rather creative but after watching a few more times, I realised that something is not quite right.  The ad wasn’t sending out the message correctly. 

Whether morally or emotionally, it just doesn’t seem right to go round looking for a new pet after the previous one went missing a few days ago? 

The media have the power to influence it’s viewers hence it plays a substantial role in educating and instilling the correct values to the public.  They must be mindful of what goes on air, thus, I wrote a letter to them sometime back.

“Dear Sir,

I wrote in with regards to the Pets Section of the Mocca Classifieds.  Mocca provides an alternative avenue for consumers to “search”, “buy”, “sell”, and “connect” and is indeed a convenient way of bringing the buyers and sellers together.

However, I am very disturbed by some postings from the Pets Section whereby people are seeking for ‘mating’ services for their pets.  These people may not know that under the AVA rule, it is an offence to breed and sell from a unlicensed premise (eg, residential) without approval.

I attached the notice from AVA below:

Notice From AVA:

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) is the regulatory authority that safeguards animal welfare in Singapore. In this respect, one area under AVA’s purview is the display and sale of pets.

We would like to advise that the individuals who post advertisements to sell animals on forum page may be committing an offence under Section 48 of the Animals and Birds Act 2002 which states that no person shall keep in captivity for sale, export or exhibition any animal or bird in any place that has not been licensed.

The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) would like to inform the public that the commercial breeding of animals can only be carried out on farms licensed by AVA. Pet owners who regularly breed and advertise to sell pets can be considered as commercial breeders. An individual convicted of breeding and selling animals from his premises without a licence from AVA can be fined up to $5,000 upon conviction.

We seek your assistance to stop the illegal sale of animals over the Internet. You can assist us by deleting postings by net users who regularly advertise ornamental fishes, birds and rodents for sale in forums and providing us with their details.

AVA Notice & Import/Legality issues with regards to Arowanas and other protected species. (05-04-2004 until 01-01-2008)

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) is the regulatory authority for trade in food, live animals and plants for Singapore. The import and export of live animals requires prior approval from AVA, and endangered species are further subject to international controls under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), to which Singapore is a party since 1987.

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) would like to remind all net users that only AVA licensed traders are allowed to engage in commercial trade in fish (such as Asian arowanas), corals and other marine invertebrates. Under the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act, it is an offence for a person to sell, offer for sale, or display to the public any CITES species (eg. Asian arowanas, hard corals, giant clams and many others) that has been imported without AVA permits. The offender is liable to be prosecuted in court and may be fined up to S$5,000 (or S$10,000 for repeated offences) and/or jailed for one year. For more details, please refer to the AVA website at http://www.ava.gov.sg

As the Arowana remains a protected species, I would like to remind traders of fishes to ensure that the sales/promotional messages made here must conform to the import/export laws/restrictions imposed on your country.

If you are making a country specific sale, please state the country in the title or post message so that members will know where the sale is limited to/valid for.

Certain species which are endangered whereby any form of trading is prohibited by respective country laws is strictly not allowed and the governing authorities have every right to pursue the matters if necessary.

It is my hope that Mocca could remove those postings and to moderate future postings to prevent your users from getting into trouble with the law. There are already many abandoned animals in the SPCA so it would be great if Mocca could discourage the selling of pets to prevent more abandoned pets which are bought on impulse over the internet.
 
Regards.”   
 
I CC-ed a copy of the mail to SPCA as well and received the following reply:

“Thank you for sending the SPCA a copy of your email to MOCCA (August 15th)  highlighting animal welfare concerns and raising awareness. We appreciate your support and initiative.  We have in fact written in to MOCCA on another matter regarding an advertisement now airing, as it does not in our opinion, promote responsible pet ownership.

Thank you again for your support.

Yours sincerely,

Deirdre Moss (Ms.)
SPCA
31 Mt. Vernon Road
Singapore 368054
www.spca.org.sg”

Qiang Qiang

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My emotions were stirred once again when I saw this news on Entertainment News earlier today.  Ella has released her latest EP in memory of her Pug and all proceeds will be donated towards doggy rescue in Taiwan


In this day and time, it’s comforting to know someone out there still cared about the welfare for the less fortunate strays and I’m sincerely touched by her gesture.


This song has brought tears to my eyes and warmth to my heart.


The lyrics are simple but it holds a special meaning to me because all the pinings I had for Dexter, has been deftly incorporated into this song.  There are alot of things that I wanna say to him but this song has cleverly spelled out everything hidden in my heart which I didn’t know how to express into words. 


Thank you, Ella and Qiang Qiang.

Ahhh, such fond memories…

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Lately, SC memories keep flashing in my mind constantly. I missed everything about the SC! The purple couch, the shaky whiteboard, the Singa Puppet and not forgetting the green/blue lizard with the hole in the arse which I keep inserting my finger in (to push back the exposed cotton wool lah!)

I remembered how I used to wrestle with JJ inside the SC Room, where we would roll from the table and onto the floor! There were also times when GM pulled tables together and played table tennis like a pro albeit the tennis ball was flying all over the place. Then, during some of our late evening meetings when the sun goes down, a few of us would sneak out from the door and climb in from the window just to scare the timid ones.

I vividly recalled during one of the camps, I was inside my sleeping bag and trying to shift to a better position facing the air-con but Mr Chua laughed that I looked like a giant caterpillar wriggling in my cocoon… Everyone had a good laugh and I even flipped over the purple couch!

Then on another occasion, we accidentally burnt a hole in the middle of Mr Ravi‘s precious soccer field and we even got an earful from him! In the end, we were made to mend the burnt patch by ‘transplanting’ with the grass from the side of the field.

Now thinking back, the camaraderie of sharing woe and weal together is something so priceless!

Every project we took up is a challenge and we learnt important lessons like teamwork and teamspirit. There are happy times and not-so-happy times but it’s these unhappy times that made the happy times seem sweet. Being in the SC family has really enriched my three years in school and life would be so dull without it!

Let’s flashback to some of our past activities…

SC CAMP 2005

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Beware! Ginamon is here!

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Haida and me

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Campers

Open House 2005

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Balloons galore

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Yanling and Jeffrey

SC Open House 2005 Day Two (34)
Melisah

SC Investiture 2006

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The whole of College Central‘s EXCOs taking the Oath

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Momento

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14th and 15th EXCOs

SC Camp 2006 – MacRitchie Hike

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Me and lao gao

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Me and Yanti

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EXCOs

Eco Camp 2006 – Sentosa

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Siew Hwee, Me and pink dolphin

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Campers


Kewl Turtle

Bonding Day 2006


Nap Nap!


Captain’s on the deck!

Bishan Carnival 2006

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Fanny and I

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Me and Huiling

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Bishan Councilors and VIPs

Teachers’ Day 2006


Performers backstage

Heritage Fest 2006


Fun On Foot!

National Congress 2006

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Hi… Hi… HiHi… Hi5!

To my current councilors, do enjoy every second of your term of appointment. We handpicked each and every one of you and for some of you, we fought hard. Like an unpolished diamond, there are certain qualities in you waiting to be discovered hence, we bypassed the other probation councilors just so we could have you! Take this opportunity to prove your abilities and shine with us!

Don’t be shy to give everything a try because you only have a year or so with us and before you know it, everything will be over. You wouldn’t want to leave the campus with the nagging regret that you didn’t do enough?

To Wenqiang, congrats on your appointment as Deputy Treasurer! There’s a chinese idiom that says, “Persevere and thou shall see the moonlight when the clouds parted!”

To my 16th EXCOs, work hard! I’m sure by now you guys would have realized that being an EXCO is not a bed of roses? It’s a thankless job not many would thank you for BUT don’t let that get you down! Always stand by and support one another. You must learn to accept and respect each others’ flaws only then, the EXCOs will be united to bring the whole Council together.

You have to know that every action and decision you make or do will not only affect yourself or the EXCOs, but it will also affect the running of the whole Council.

dogs for adoption

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I’ve edited my previous post.? I’ll consolidate all dogs related entries in another blog.?

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Here are some of the dogs for adoption.? To know more about them, please click here.

Oh yes, if you leave me a message using the comments function below this post, you’ll find that you can draw me a message too!

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