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Masterplan 2007 Time to get real, I’ve been slack…

In General - Old Posts on May 28, 2007 at 3:41 pm

Masterplan 2007

Time to get real, I’ve been slacking too much and nothing is being achieved. Too many things on my mind at one time, especially things like friends, liking somebody, irritating teammates and people who just want things to go against me and oh, and not to forget the temptation to play games. I’ve decided to have only one goal, progress, progress and PROGRESS. What’s the use of having so many WANTS at one time when you don’t have the capability of gaining them right?

Achieving them is definitely not easy. I’ll have to stop hating people, stop liking people, stop thinking of games and stop procrastination. These things can only be achieved by myself and no body else can help me with that.

My goal? To ace in my course, so as to build a good foundation for my future. Is my future bright or bleak, that’s for me to decide. I have to try not to let anything affect my drive to change myself. Thinking of unnecessary things is a very time consuming activity which is driving me crazy these few weeks.

I want my life to be better next month onwards.

From now onwards, my life is gonna change(hopefully).

Another year older. I’m eighteen, Yay. This mea…

In General - Old Posts on May 23, 2007 at 3:38 pm

Another year older.

I’m eighteen, Yay.

This means driving license and being able to watch M18 shows.

Being able to drink alcohol and smoke? No figging way. I won’t do these stuff even if there isn’t any age limit. S m o k e r s a r e l o s e r s

Today was one of the best birthday I ever had, having family including friends celebrating it with you is such a great experience. I’ve taken for granted the presence of friends during my last few birthdays. Nevertheless, I suck at organizing stuff like this. Thanks to my friends for enduring my poor management skills, darn.

Anyway, Congratulations to my sis for getting a new car, I seriously can’t wait for mine.

Back to the old days, emotionally. The feeling is…

In General - Old Posts on May 22, 2007 at 3:27 pm

Back to the old days, emotionally.

The feeling is back, it’s absorbing me again.

The feeling of being useless.

Keeping words to myself when the problems are pulling me down.

Wanting something so badly but nothing is done to achieve it.

God giving me a chance but will I take it?

Courage is holding me back again.

How can I have permanent motivation? Omfg how.

Singapore is BOOMING! Yay. Singapore’s GDP foreca…

In General - Old Posts on May 21, 2007 at 2:31 pm

Singapore is BOOMING! Yay.

Singapore’s GDP forecast revised upwards
Posted: 21 May 2007 0823 hrs

SINGAPORE: Singapore revised upwards its 2007 economic growth forecast Monday, surprising economists, after a strong 6.1 per cent first quarter expansion.

Financial services and construction led the gains in gross domestic product (GDP) during the first three months, the Ministry of Trade and Industry said.

The 6.1 per cent year-on-year growth figure for GDP, the value of all goods and services produced in the country, was slightly ahead of the preliminary 6.0 per cent estimate.

“Well, it’s a nice surprise. We had all expected, I think, a slight downward revision” after a fall in manufacturing output, said Song Seng Wun, regional economist at CIMB-GK brokerage.

“The Singapore economy started on a strong note,” the trade ministry said, raising its 2007 GDP growth forecast to 5.0-7.0 per cent from 4.5-6.5 per cent.

On a quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted annualised basis, first quarter GDP growth eased slightly to 7.6 per cent compared with 7.9 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year, it said.

“Growth in the first quarter was led by the financial services and construction sectors,” the trade ministry said. “The manufacturing sector, however, continued to experience a moderation in growth.”

The 9.7 per cent first quarter expansion in construction was the strongest in nine years, it said.

Boom times have returned to the city-state’s building industry after years of stagnation.

A rebound in property prices and the start of two multi-billion-dollar casino developments have also helped boost the sector.

Financial services expanded 13 per cent in the first three months, particularly in the capital and money markets.

Manufacturing grew 4.3 per cent in the first quarter, a drop from 7.7 per cent in the previous quarter, pulled down by a 5.0 per cent decline in biomedical production and a 0.7 per cent fall in precision engineering.

Electronics grew 2.6 per cent, recovering from a 4.1 per cent decline in the fourth quarter last year, while transport engineering – which includes offshore oil rigs – expanded 23 per cent, the ministry said.

Manufacturing accounts for one third of Singapore’s GDP which was valued at 210 billion dollars (US$140 billion) last year.

Wun said the electronics sector, a key contributor to exports from Southeast Asia’s most advanced economy, appears to be “bottoming out”.

“Going forward I think we should start to see manufacturing contribute more significantly to growth in the coming quarter, especially in the second half if the rest of the world continues to stay on an even keel,” the economist said.

The trade ministry said the global environment “is generally healthy” and forward-looking domestic indicators point to continued growth in the next few quarters.

DBS Group said in a research report that GDP growth has increasingly been driven by domestic rather than external demand.

“The domestic engine now is really churning, and it is giving the local economy much needed support when you have the external engines slowing down,” DBS economist Irvin Seah said.

The trade ministry said US growth prospects have diminished somewhat over the last few months but the outlook for the European Union and Japan remains firm.

DBS said it is maintaining its full-year GDP forecast at 5.7 per cent, pending a review of electronics exports figures in the next quarter.

Wun at CIMB-GK said he is maintaining his forecast for 6.6 per cent full-year GDP growth. – AFP/yy

Today was a nice family day, as usual. We went to…

In General - Old Posts on May 20, 2007 at 3:11 pm

Today was a nice family day, as usual.

We went to eat dim sum in the afternoon ,which is great. Hagao(sorry if i spelt it wrongly), still taste great, even I had eaten them for ages. They also have the best Jing Jong Fan(again,sorry for the retarded spelling) , which is filled with pork, complete with their special sauce. Tastes totally great. One of the reason why look forward to Sundays so much, my whole family can as a whole eat together happily.

After that we went to try out my sister’s car, quite a nice car though a bit small, but it’s cozy. Can’t wait for my

My blog will be down tomorrow from 12am to 9am due…

In General - Old Posts on May 20, 2007 at 2:24 pm

My blog will be down tomorrow from 12am to 9am due to maintenance.

Err, not exactly maintenance, but, I’m trying out the domain I brought 2 months ago for this blog, It’s still not working and I’m kinda pissed with it, because I paid $12USD for it, and the customer support they gave is very poor, VERY VERY POOR indeed. I was unable to use my custom domain and I asked for their so called “technical support”. They gave me some help at first, but as they are running out of solutions, they just told me it’s blogger’s fault. How nice.

So I’m trying to use that domain, if not, I’ll buy another Blogger.com compatible one.

So, cya!

When it comes to identifying losers, I can safely …

In General - Old Posts on May 19, 2007 at 3:22 pm

When it comes to identifying losers, I can safely say I have the experience.

Since primary school, I’ve had many losers in my class, but at that time, I don’t think I have the ability to identify those not-so-obvious ones.

During my early secondary school days, losers exists in my class as well, but still, I am unable to identify them BUT, I was a victim of losers, mostly back stabbers which I had trusted. From that moment onwards, I had decided that MOST friends are not trustworthy, so having a few friends less in your life won’t kill you.

Late secondary school times, I still had too much friends, and until the end of the year did I realize most of them are actually back stabbers, at that time, luckily I had friends giving me information about my loser friends, which I eventually dissolved my friendship with them slowly. Now, I have a couple of trustworthy friend left. I had filtered out friends that stole my hand phone, friends that call on you only when they needed your help(computer matters etc.), friends that spreads my secret and friends that caused things to not go the way you wanted(omg clouds!!

Polytechnic, a completely new school life. A new influx of friends, all from different parts of Singapore(I know Singapore ain’t that big), completely new faces and characters. Feels like I’m in an alien world at first. But I’m getting the hold of it, I did make some good friends. However, this time, I’m being very cautious. I’m being cautious not to have any loser friends. All my classmates in class are great, however, there is an exception. Sadly, I had encountered one to be honest. One that is being an irritant, begging to be on my nerves every second. He has shown very clearly that he is a loser. There’s one situation that all of you will think it’s retarded as well: This guy asks a question, asking me where to find the homework because he was absent for the last two lessons, being kind, I told him it’s the textbook, and his reply was ” Fuck you lah, I don’t trust you“, he then proceeds to ask my other classmates, they gave a similar answer as mine.Picture that, and repeat it for three times. How in the world can such a WIERD like this EXISTS at all? What is he trying to show me? He’s begging me to call him a retard. The worse thing is that he’s in my group, but hopefully it will not affect my academic results or affect any of my relationship with my other friends, since they find him funny(darn, funny is a word too wrong to describe him).

A clue to this person: That guy that wore a shirt meant for girls.

I’ll show him hell, for free 🙂

Friday, a great day to think of how to answer ques…

In General - Old Posts on May 18, 2007 at 2:51 pm

Friday, a great day to think of how to answer questions I am asking myself every second.

Will I make it big one day?

Will I ever drive a BMW?

Will I ever be and owner of a big MNC?

Can I expand businesses to a global level?

Will I ever have a chance to build a tall office building in the New Downtown?

These are my dreams, and the questions are, am I able to achieve these dreams? Firstly, will good education alone help me achieve these dreams? Secondly, do I have the drive to achieve that much?

Lastly, am I ready to work that hard to achieve them? These are my burning questions.

Time management. I suck at that. I used time as if…

In General - Old Posts on May 16, 2007 at 3:32 pm

Time management. I suck at that. I used time as if it’s infinite.

Surfing the net all day long, another new addiction I’m trying to counter. But, there is really that much on the net you can learn. I’m trying to read up my M.O.B textbook, but still, the internet deters me from doing so.

I think I’ve got insomnia, or something less serious. Bedtime’s 12, but I can only enter my dreamland 1 hour later, too many things are running in my mind. Also, starting a brand new day at 7am everyday is not easy, with only 7 hours of sleep, it’s so tiring. School ends at 5 on average, which means, only 7 hours to do what I have to do. Oh, and not to forget, 1.5hrs of commute time, which means 5.5hours. Dinner takes 30mins, which means I had left 5 hours. How do I balance school work, play and relaxation in this 5 hours? S.O.S Please!

Oh, and lastly, a pretty cute but old commercial about Singapore, shown in Hong Kong in 1989.

Come Singapore, yes, COME!


My blog is worth $2,258.16.
How much is your blog worth?

It’s worth that less? Marcus one was like twice of mine, WHY?!!?!?!?!

Fun day, a really fun day indeed. Especially duri…

In General - Old Posts on May 15, 2007 at 2:33 pm

Fun day, a really fun day indeed.

Especially during MOB, we had to throw an egg down six storeys and if they break, no points for us. So my group, me, sheena and herald, created the best creation of all. An egg supported by a balloon with a parachute attached. All of us gave ideas and eventually our egg survived the fall, we laughed like hell when we saw other eggs splatting on the ground, the yoke spilled out, what a waste of yoke( yes I love yoke a lot.). Poor ribka, she have to carry the balloon filled with yoke up the stairs to the sixth storey.

Seems like polytechnic life is starting to heat up, with more friends to talk and joke with, it’s so much better than the first few weeks. BUT, my studies are still in chaos state. Although I do understand more now, there is still more work to be done, LOTS of em.

btw, sheeeena, please don’t be pissed off over the emoboy debate. You win -_-