Monthly Archives: July 2007

A sign from up north


Top Left: No Smoking, No Dogs Allowed, No Littering, Please watch the gap

Bottom Right: No Chewing Gum Allowed, No Eating or Drinking, Beware of Pickpockets, and… Please feel free to jump onto the LRT track.


It's cool being yellow

Because Ailin and I have watched The Simpsons Movie twice now, and I have just discovered Simpsonize Me, and possibly because I have too much free time on my hands now, I decided to created a picture of a Simpsonized version of Ailin and me butting into their family portrait.

I don’t really think it’s that close a likeness, but what do you expect from a bunch of lines and flat colours? =P

Funny conditions

Just saw a couple of psychology-related comics, here are three I rather liked. They all have something to do with conditioning, two are about Pavlov‘s dogs, they’re probably funnier if you actually know the background I suppose.

Falling behind

It seems that the older I become, the less frequently I meet up with my friends.

It might be part of studying overseas, but I find that I’ve been meeting up with some people as little as just once a year. I mean I guess it’s only understandable, we’ve all moved on and have different lives now, and it’s actually great that we actually make the effort to stay in touch.

But looking at the way things progress, I wonder if there will come a time when I simply don’t meet up with any of my old friends anymore.

Northlight School

Spoke with Jia-yan briefly about Northlight School earlier. I’d first heard about it at my school attachment briefing earlier this month – it sounds like a wonderful thing, this new vocational school, and it heartens me to know that our system is finally doing more to ensure students at the lowest end of the spectrum are not left behind.

I toyed with the idea of teaching there in the future, but frankly I don’t know if I’m equipped (with the skills and personality) for it. I suppose I’ll have to wait till I’m in to see where I’ll be able to best make a difference.

MP3 player in disguise!

A bunch of us were (briefly) discussing the Transformers yesterday, and I happened to discover (via a post by mrbrown) an MP3 player reissue of Soundwave.

Wah! Quite cool ah! I’ll probably look for it when I go to Japan. If it’s cheap and small enough, I just might myself one of those… =P


I caught the Simpsons Movie yesterday. It’s really pretty good – I thought it set itself up very well, but then realised that (being a movie) it had to advance the plot, so it was slightly less enjoyable while advancing the plot, but overall a really fun show!

I find myself hooked to the ‘Spider-Pig’ song that Homer sang in the movie, here’s the Spider-Pig trailer that contains some parts of it.

Go watch the movie already!

A fan

Wah. Quite impressive ey! My sister went for the NDP Preview show and this was included in the goodiebag. Really quite cool leh!

(The random spinny lights you might see aren’t actually visible – I think they somehow got onto the video because it’s only 10fps. And AKIRA is an electronics company. I think.)

Ey so fast

Time sure flies when you’ve got stuff to do. My school attachment’s really been a big learning experience so far, though we kinda neglected our project (it’s changed from the one originally proposed, incidentally, I’m now working on some ‘Habits of Mind‘ thing with the other two scholars) and weren’t on the right track initially, so we’ve been rushing it the last couple of days, and probably the next few days as well.

It’s been pretty nice socially as well, I’ve been meeting up with friends and stuff, though it’s really quite annoying having to go back early to sleep since I need to wake pretty early the next day.

The flip side to this wonderfully eventful schedule is that I have yet to start on my 3000-word TEFL essay, which accounts for a whopping 4.05% of my total degree mark. You might think it’s not all that much, but a mere 4% can really make or break a grade (think 67% vs 71%).

Of course I’m largely to blame for procrastinating so much (this blog entry is further evidence of that), but hey, I’m sure I’ll be further ahead already if I didn’t have to wake at 6am every weekday!


What a poignant awakening from the dream. No matter how hard you try, you just can’t escape the harsh, real world.