Wednesday, December 19, 2012

If the world ends on 21 Dec 2012



Apocalypse or not, it is not within my control if it comes 21 Dec 2012 or at any dates in the near future.

Within my control is my own actions and thoughts..

Before everything ends(if it does), I'd like to be thankful and say some grace..

I am thankful for the life that I have. [ up to the current point in my lifespan ]
Healthy and happy kids and a caring wife.
And many relatives that love us.

Both my parents are still living [ though not with each other anymore, but happy nonetheless ].

I am happy to be living in this era of change where I am able to indulge in technology and enjoy the luxury that modern electronics have endowed us.

I am glad that my brain is able to comprehend many complex subjects and I can use my knowledge eagerly in pursuit of my interests in technology.

I feel appreciated to be always in constant company of family and friends.
It's rather nice to be appreciated and I hope I made them feel the same way too when they are in my company.


If there is really an end to this world (on 21-Dec-2012), I hope to be in the company of my family and friends at that final moment.




Farbird,
9 Dec 2012

If the world doesn't end on 21 Dec 2012, well, those whom still owe me $$, please pay up before the next predicted apocalypse. heheheh

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tis the season of sex scandals in Singapore


Tis the season for sex scandals in SG...
(Correction: Tis the frigging year of Sex Scandals in Singapore!)


2012 "IS" the year all dicks got out of their zippers!

Cat out of the bag.
If it sells, publish more of such news!


Sex with teachers and underaged students
Sex with underage hookers
Sex for business contracts
Sex between politicians and their staff

All the above happening in one tiny little red dot

Like if agree?

Friday, November 16, 2012

Pride Kills

Another epiphany..

Pride kills...

Not many will realize that their ego and pride have swelled to gigantic proportions when he/she have risen through the ranks and have reached the plateau of his/her peak...

Maybe because there aren't many there on top to tell him/her about it....


My name is Franklin...
If you are a friend, be frank with me...

Don't always let me be the only one being "Frank".
(Pun almost definitely intended)


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Poem I wrote sometime ago

A poem I wrote many years ago on a free web hosting site.

Contents can be found here.
[ Click on the ENTER Button with white font and black background to continue ]
Warning: Mushy contents inside


Seasonal Torrents

Great speeds they come,
Much often without warning.

Tides of unimaginable proportions,
Tidal Waves.

Some Perish , Some Hurt..

The next morning,
Healing begins.




Dedicated to those who had a brush with my anger
More on my poems here

Friday, September 14, 2012

Avian Magazine

This was the 2nd time I saw this magazine...

Bird Talk Magazine


Saw it in KL and it reminded me of several things.

1st, a couple (Kris and Leshane) that keeps parakeets as pets.

2nd, a picture I edited and posted in my blog. See the chinese speech bubble I added!

3rd, another picture I took of this magazine from the past ( circa November 2006  issue )


Thursday, September 06, 2012

PGAD: Who's your Daddy?

The Endless Orgasm - Newsweek and The Daily Beast

It is not funny.

PGAD is the word of the day!

/me Face Palm!

Just realized that I never actually listed down my job achievements for all the resume requests since day 2!


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Proposal Event at Oasia Hotel 18 Aug 2012

We were invited to a friend's planned proposal event on 18 August 2012.

Congrats to Kris and Leshane.....


Food was glorious

Proposer!

Proposee!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Undoubtedly Batman in HongKong

This is what "Batman" looks like in Hong Kong..

When pronounced in Cantonese... This is Batman!


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Of Women, Hysteria and Vibrators

Hysteria

A mental condition that creates excessive uncontrollable emotions that are thought to be only happening on women. Hysteria is derived from the greek word of Uterus (Hystera).

The Clinical Solution to Hysteria


The actual medical solution (discovered since the 19th century) that had helped many women suffering from Hysteria was actually the Vibrator! (WTF??)

The lack of sexual gratification caused the uterus to be light and dry due to lack of fluids and this was found to be one of the major causes of Hysteria. Before the solution was invented, womenfolk actually went to a physician to have their genitals massaged by male physicians! ( Female physicians were quite rare back then ). The vibrator was created eventually because the male physician hands were too tired! (WTF??).

That physician massaging skills must have been so good that women kept referring friends and by the time his reputation grew far and wide, I doubt, those whom came for his massage, if they are even diagnosed with Hysteria at all in the first place. ( If you know what I mean ).

For more reading, visit Wikipedia's entry on Hysteria and Vibrators.
Or if you prefer to watch a movie on the history of how the Vibrator came about and the physicians involved, you may wanna read up on this movie, Hysteria , a 2011 film.






Was the AA or AAA battery then invented to create portability for the Vibrators?

Monday, July 23, 2012

Dressing up for Racial Harmony Day 19 July 2012

Both Isabel and Nathaniel dressed up for their schools' Racial Harmony Day and I had the chance to take some snaps a day before the actual Racial Harmony Day.


They are my pride and joy!











Monday, June 18, 2012

Good Beef!

I was having a late night chat with fellow W124 enthusiasts when the topic turned to food.

As one of the owners was a cook, he suggested a good place to buy beef and talked us through how to cook a good piece of steak. From him, it was learnt that there is this place that retails beef and other meat at wholesale prices.

The name of the place is QB Foods and it seems that they import their meat and could possibly be the supplier to local supermarkets. They do have an online ordering system and items can be picked up at their warehouse in Chin Bee Crescent.

After calling QB Foods to enquire more about the meat, they suggested a retail shop ( Foodie Market Place )  which opens on weekends until 6pm. And their prices are the same as what QB Foods offered. Foodie Market Place is located at 225 Outram Road, Singapore 169038.



Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Nathaniel's 3rd Birthday Party at Toa Payoh 9th June 2012

So fast since his birth and now he is celebrating his 3rd birthday!

Here are some pictures from that day.

Special thanks to Auntie Jaey for preparing the food....



















Full Album here!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Concept of Life and Heaven

Read a post on Facebook from Victor Khoo's wall asking what is Heaven....

My personal belief is that Heaven is a concept created by the ancients with foresight..

Knowing that in their time, it was impossible to change people beyond their own selfish attitudes. So they left behind scriptures and called for followers whom were willing to keep these scriptures so that they can transcend generations to a time when Utopia can be achieved.

For Utopia to be achieved, people must be selfless and kind and do not need any policing in order for them to comply with the general rule of doing good and being kind. If there is a Heaven, it will be here on Earth if Utopia can be achieved.


On this same day, a discussion amongst colleagues raised the question about life and death and how one can prevent or delay death by living more healthily.

I offered my 2 cents on the subject and off the top of my head, I blabbered that Death is not random in the natural world. If the subject is unable to cope in the environment he or she is thrown in, they will have to evolve or be extinct.

Eg. A man live to his 40s living life healthily without indulging in any vices only to realise he has terminal lung cancer.

Eg. A woman lives to her 90s, heavily smoking her entire adult life, and is still alive today.

Some call it genes.. I prefer to call it merely Natural Selection.
The fittest survive....

The weaker of the species will have to die in order to prevent pollution to the gene pool.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Appeal for Singaporeans to help

In the wee hours of Saturday morning (12th May 2012) in Singapore, a speeding Ferrari driver beat a red light only to crash into a taxi, causing the death of himself(Chinese national), the taxi driver(Singaporean) and the taxi passenger(Japanese tourist). 

The news was all over the social media and everybody was ranting and cursing the Ferrari driver for causing the accident.

Even as both the official and unofficial news sources publish the appeal for donations for the local Singaporean taxi driver whom was survived by his spouse and 3 teenage children, the rants went on about foreigner causing the deaths and it almost seems to me that we, Singaporeans, are xenophobic!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Portrait of your distant twin!


The blending of DNA of humans occur in such a complex permutation via each and every generation.
However, as with statistics, it is possible that a complete match of DNA can be found somewhere in the world that is exactly identical with each other and without any similarity in parentage.

Wikipedia's Entry on Population Genetics



Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Farbird's May Day Message

May Day was just over and what did your Labour Minister tell you besides echoing his superior?

Increase productivity!
More productive = More salary!
Don't be lazy or complacent! 

Besides telling you common sense that you'd already know about working, what else did he/she tell you?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

My favourite drink


After more than 30 years of sampling various available soft drinks, you are still the only one I keep stock at home.

Every time my wife is busy at home with kids, housework, cooking, cleaning, I will pour her a glass.

She prefers you with ice.
I prefer sipping you from the can.

You go well with cigar, bbq food, fried food, spicy food.

I drink Coke on only 2 occasions.
Either when I'm alone or when I'm with someone.

Mass Suicide of 877 Dolphins

A mass of dolphin carcasses greeted Peru on her northern coast on 6th April 2012.
The body count was 877.
[Article and Image Source : Boing Boing ]

877 Beached Dolphins Carcasses in Peru

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Conspiracy Theory A

This is pure fiction but all fictions are but unrealized truths.

1) High profile official went seeking for prostitutes online ( for sake of privacy ).

2) Online brothel operator requests for cellphone contact to arrange for booking and/or collect deposit
( via online bank transfers without having to meet).

3) Hooker arranged to meet the client.

4) Hooker recognizes the client and informs brothel operator actual identity of client.

5) Brothel operator starts tracking/logging high level contacts, for one day, these contacts will become useful.

6) Greed or downfall pushes brothel operator to start blackmailing high level clients.

7) High level client, sick of constantly extorted and in fear of exposure, decides to exert his power to eliminate brothel operator legally.

8) Police sweeps both operator and clients, leaving high level client un-named.

9) Public media shames operator and clients.

10) No one questions why the media and authorities blow up big news of a mediocre pimp and a willing underaged teen whore.

So what's the story about?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Blink of the Eye

In the past few weeks, my boy, Nathaniel, had been the topic of discussion amongst the elders of the family.

They had been comparing how was I as I was a toddler, compared to my son.
The similarities and the differences...
Our temperament and emotions...
Some of the moments recollected (of me) were still in my memory.
Memory of some 30 over years ago.

That kinda made me feel like years was slipping away from me..
And hence the inspiration of the following poem..




BLINK OF THE EYE

In a blink of an eye,
I am now more than 35.
Though I have a feeling the end is nigh,
Unknown which day I will die.

In my bed,
I lay awake.
Fearing the next blink,
And I may just be dead.

FarBird 17 April 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

Heartbroken

Today marks the first time I saw my daughter's heart broken.

Our domestic helper, Yunani, had completed her 2 years contract and did not want to continue her tenure with us anymore. Though she was very close to our children, she misses home and we have to let her go.

After sending our maid off through the customs of Changi Airport, I saw Isabel's reddened eyes gleaming with tears. She turns 8 this year and for the very first time, her heart was broken knowing that her favourite playmate will not be returning to keep her company anymore.

Seeing her with such sorrow, saddens me and my wife. And I now know the big difference about being heartbroken myself and seeing the people you care about going through the ordeal. The latter being the one that will really twist and wrench your heart because you know that they will have to go through this process and there isn't much that one can do to help with the pain other than to hope that time passes quickly. And time, is the only healer.

And when it was time for bed just now, she wept uncontrollably as she misses her room mate sorely. I had to promise her that we will call Yuna the next day evening so she can chat with her.

All this time, we were worried more about our 3 year old son, Nathaniel, not being able to understand that his "kaka" will no longer be in our home the next day. But it was Isabel whom found it so hard to let go.

I had to explain to Isabel that in life, there will be many "Hellos" and "Goodbyes". With each "Goodbye", there will be a new "Hello". (Citing the new incoming maid as example). I hope she can understand what I was trying to say.

But what I didn't tell her was that, the greater the joy in the "Hello", the more the sorrow when it's time to say "Goodbye". Parents can guide their children but it'd still be best to let them figure out some facts of life for themselves rather than plain following parents' advice and not understanding about life itself.

I believe Isabel had matured socially after this significant event of her life. And we are so proud of her.


 
Isabel on happier days just weeks before her kaka's departure

Friday, March 02, 2012

The cure for AIDS

Death "IS" the cure for AIDS!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Singapore unique blend of Salad Bowl and Melting Pot culture

Singapore is a multi-racial nation that sings songs of harmony.

Back when it was just discovered by Sir Stamford Raffles, he converted the small fishing village into a popular trade settlement. The settlement was segregated into various racial zones and Singapore welcomed migrants whom chose to settle down here.

In the early 1800s, that was the scene in Singapore. Migrants integrating into their respective quadrant areas segregated by their origins and race. In each racial district, they preserved their heritage and culture that was brought over from their homeland. New settlers found it easy to live among the culture and lifestyle was familiar to them as they speak the same dialects and share the common heritage.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tackling the Black Swan Theory (Problem)

According to author, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the "Black Swan Theory" is a theory explaining an unexpected event or series of events, which are highly improbable and unpredictable, that impact our lives severely and at a post-mortem analysis, deemed preventable if resources have been dedicated to identifying the symptoms which were right before our eyes.

The "Black Swan Theory" can be said for any major unexpected crisis (eg Earthquakes, tsunamis, financial system breakdown, political coups and even wars).

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Movie Review: Underworld Awakening

Honestly, the one and only reason why I wanted to watch this show was because Kate Beckinsale looked absolutely fantastic in latex for all the previous installment of the Underworld series.



Of course, the plot, since the first Underworld movie was good enough, for shameless guys like me to go watch the sequels (and more latex on Kate).

About 15 mins into the show, I somehow realised that something was wrong with the plot. The face of the male lead (Michael Corvin) seems somehow weird and does not resembles the same actor (Scott Speedman). Then I realised that he must have not renewed his contract for this installment of Underworld.

The rest of the plot seems to have been designed around Michael Corvin/Scott Speedman's absence. I feel that the movie, with the absence of one of the primary cast, was completed for the sake of completing it and tries to squeeze whatever last ounces of commercial value it has left from its previous installments.

Besides the sad plot workaround, Kate Beckinsale seems to have aged and her scenes in latex have also been reduced. I recall this particular scene where she puts on a jacket for no obvious reason.

In the entire movie, there was a "single" moment of comedy. And that was for me the only value of the $8.50 spent for the weekday ticket.

Sad to say, watching this movie only made me want to watch the previous installments of Underworld.
So I can see Kate in her younger looking self donning taut latex.

Monday, February 06, 2012

FarBird Sez

Farbird sez :

"Regardless of gender,
it is wise to wear undergarments under zippered pants."

FarBird's Wisdom
6th Feb 2012

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Alive and Kicking

Truth was .....

I thought I was dying when in fact I was not.