Monday, June 28, 2010

端午節 Rice Dumpling Festival/Dragon Boat Festival

The article below talks about the historical figure in China that committed suicide because he was filled with anguish about his ignorant king that was easily influenced by other corrupt officials.

端 午節 Rice Dumpling Festival/Dragon Boat Festival:

During my secondary school days, a chinese teacher whom was rather knowledgeable actually shared with the class a lesser known tale about Qu Yuan, 屈原.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

My 34th Birthday

I want to sincerely thank everyone for the birthday greetings. I would also want to take this opportunity to thank my mum & dad for taking their chances about 35 years ago. Though the two of them didn't work out well down the road, I'm sure they didn't regret having me 34 years ago. And I hope I'd done them proud many a times.

To be brought up to become an adult and eventually asking another individual to take her chances with me, I want to tell this fine lady, whom took the risk, and celebrated so many birthdays with me....

Thank you for being with me, birthday or not, I appreciate your company & presence.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My recent splurge and the story of 3 nations

Thanks to Alex and Qingkai for enticing me to this hobby again.

A couple of days back, I'd bought a second hand digital SLR in Singapore.

Thanks to the internet, there's a very active online discussion forum about photography and equipment in Singapore, aka .

Monday, June 07, 2010

GST credits and then some

Last week, I received my letter to inform me that I will be given free money by the Singapore government.

This is the GST credits. Money given to citizen to help them with the 7% GST implemented. To those whom do not know the term "GST", here's a wikipedia entry on Singapore's GST.