Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Staff

Last Saturday, I went to watch the much acclaimed movie - The Forbidden Kingdom starring Jet Li & Jackie Chan. In the morning when I read the papers review on this movie for being rather crabby & no story line, I ponder... should not be that bad where the 2 most biggest stars in Chinese film making is the movie.

I was totally wrong. Movie was so so, story line was kinda ?!?!?! where it feature legends like the Monkey King 孙悟空 (Jet Li) & the Drunken Immortal (Jackie Chan) together.

Other then hearing funny English cum Chinese conversation struggling between the both, I cannot stop laughing at the scene where the Jade Emperor speaks awkward English as well!

As their English were not fluent, I tend the read some of the subtitles pretty often. One word that makes me chuckles & intrigue was "The Staff".

What is this? It actually refers to the magical rod 孙悟空 carries around. I went huh???? Isn't staff = people. What has it got to with a rod. I wanted to find out more & this is what I had.

From Staff is
1. a group of persons, as employees, charged with carrying out the work of an establishment or executing some undertaking.
2. a stick, pole, or rod for aid in walking or climbing, for use as a weapon, etc.
3. a rod or wand serving as a symbol of office or authority, as a cozier, baton, truncheon, or mace.

*Giggles* so the Almighty rod the Abbot carries is also calls a staff.

Wondering whether did the movie uses a wrong word, I went further to check in Wikipedia.

His primary weapon is the rúyì-jīngū-bàng ("will-following golden-banded staff"), which he can shrink down to the size of a needle and keep behind his ear, as well as expand it to gigantic proportions (hence the "will-following" part of the name). The staff, originally a pillar supporting the undersea palace of the East Sea Dragon King, weighs 13,500 pounds, which he pulled out of its support and swung with ease.

Ok... Ok.. I learnt something new today.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sequel to the Best Man stories

After I have posted my last post on Is it so Bored to be a Best Man?!?!?!?! immediately I got the Best Man Yahooing me... demanding I should remove the post immediately.

However after many days of laughter & trying to find out more juicy stories regarding the Best Man & the Brides maid... I think I better stop the search.

Best Man seems to be angry already le....

Therefore I drop my project of putting together some of the wonderful pics that was taken on the wedding day. If you wish to see more pics, kindly login to the blog site of the Alex & AiWah.

Best Man - Happy?

Friday, April 18, 2008

Is it so bored to be a Best Man?!?!?!?!

Late last month, in the hot & sunny Penang Island, other then the almost dieing down election fever rumbling in the city, there was another joyous event being celebrated.

It the wedding of our colleagues Ai Wah & Alex. There were already many blogs in the WW space blogging in celebration of their wedding, however I will like to share another aspect of this occasion as well.

Understanding the from the Best Man, he was chosen to be the best of 3 man like < 48 hours before the actual day. The reason given was, the rest of the 2 cannot be the Best man because 1 is married & the other one is taller then the groom.

No implying the groom is short eh....

I really can't stop myself laughing looking at these pictures. Do you really think is sooooooo boring to be a BEST MAN?!?!?!?!?


Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Great & Impressive

This post has nothing in relation to politics. In today's news it caught me in surprise where the Australia Prime Minister - Kevin Rudd can speak Mandarin so well!

The first thing I got Eric to watch - why?? Because his mandarin is horrible! The way he speaks just like he had never been through 6 years of Primary & 5 years of Secondary education in Singapore. But anyway...

Here is a video clip of Mr Kevin Rudd speaking Mandarin in an interview before he gets elected.

On top of this his daughter also marries Hong Kong-er as well.
Sources from ABC

Monday, April 07, 2008

April Fool's Joke

Did you get fooled last week? Today during lunch, I heard this vicious April Fool's joke told to me regarding "Some one" and "Some guy".

Apparently the naughty played a serious work joke to both "Some one" and "Some guy". Both "Some one" and "Some guy" fell for it & got really mad when heard about its a April Fool's joke. At the end both "Some one" and "Some guy" threaten the Naughty on his next trip to Singapore, both "Some one" and "Some guy" will make the Naughty so damn drunk at Holland Village & will dump him by the phone booth. hahaha!!!

So much about some one, some guy & the naughty. The best joke I have seen this year is from BBC - The Flying Penguin.

See this.

The making of this video

Friday, April 04, 2008

Wisma's fish to get new home

Following my post on "Do you remember" in commentating the going of the Fish tank @ Wisma Atria, below is another write up from MyPaper regarding this Fishy relocation.

AFTER delighting countless babies and fascinating streams of passing shoppers and tourists for two decades, Wisma Atria's iconic fish tank will be removed.

More than 100 fish from the 20-cubic-metre tank will be moved to the Underwater World Singapore at 9am next Wednesday.

The 1.5-metre tall tank at Wisma's basement has been home to hundreds of fish spanning 12 different species since it was built in 1986, when the mall was first opened.

The move, according to Ms Amy Lim, general manager of Macquarie Pacific Star Property Management which owns the mall, is to allow the marine life to continue to thrive in a bigger andmore natural aquatic ecosystem at the oceanarium.

"We are delighted to have found a good home for the fish. While the aquarium has brought much cheer to customers at Wisma Atria over the years, we have decided to use the space to enhance the retail offering in Wisma Atria," she said.

The company declined to provide more details on future plans for the space. Underwater World Singapore's general manager Mr Kwek Meng Tiam said that the fish would be introduced to their new home with arms wide open: "Together with their 2,500 relatives here, we warmly welcome them as part of our big family."

But most shoppers my paper interviewed were reluctant to see the fish tank go.

University student Stefanie Tung, 19, said the tank reminded her of shopping trips with her mother when she was a toddler.

"The fish will probably get better care but it's such a pity. I can't visualise anything else in its place," she said.

Receptionist Ms Hani Kader, 36, said it was a popular landmark for meeting friends when she was a teenager.

Now, she brings her one-year-old son Reezwan Mas Junaidi to view the fish at least once a fortnight.

Pointing out the fish to Reezwan while the duo were taking a mid-shopping break on Wednesday afternoon, Ms Hani said: "It's too bad it won't be here when he's a teenager."

One jewellery store salesgirl at the basement level,Miss Liew Ziling, 22, has even personally christened one fish within the tank "Ah Or" for its deep black colour.

Said Miss Liew, who has been working at the mall for five years: "Must they really move the fish tank? Can you tell them not to?"

To mark the big move, Wisma Atria has lined up a week-long promotion for aquarium fans and shoppers to bid their farewells.

Shoppers can send in their fondest memories of the aquarium.

Those with the most moving stories and pictures stand to win limited edition Fish Series stamp sets and tickets to the Underwater World Singapore.

A photography station will also be set up for shoppers to take their final photographs with the aquarium fish this weekend.

Sources from

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Do you remember

It was such a hype when Wisma Atria opens in 1986 where it straight away became one of the most happening shopping mall situation right at the start of Orchard Road.

On top of this, one of the most selling point of this mall is not only wide available ranges of shops ranging from fashion to day to day necessities like tooth brushes. Also at the basement is their well acclaim fish tank.

This is a circular fish tank which surround itself around the lift shank of the building lift. Trust me this fish tank has really become a landmark in Wisma & even in Orchard. How many times this fish tank has become a meeting point for many people. Of course me as well.

However things evolves & develops, catching the enbloc fever the fishes & tank cannot escape this fate of relocation.

Catch a glimpse this week end before it goes away.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

My in laws

I am really glad having such wonderful parents who adores me. Back home when I am with my mom, she will cook anything I want to eat. She will get anything I've requested her to buy if I do not have the expertise or time to do it. My dad will (being dad) will not show that much of love towards his children, but we know he does care ALOT.

On top of these pampering parents, I am also very fortunate & bless to have very good/loving in laws as well.

No doubt I may talk as much to them like to my parent, I knew they does care for me especially when I am not well.

Have not been posting pictures for a while. Let me introduce my the other side of the family.

This was taken last year when we have my Father in law birthday dinner @ LemonGrass.


This was taken this year @ my place. Its a tradition where every year my mom will prepare a big feast at the end of the Chinese New Year for every body. She is great! Look at the 鱼生... it took us couple of hours to have that prepared.