Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Electric EEL (AKA Power Generator/Shocker)


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Monday, July 28, 2008

Beatrix Potter (saw it on google)

Wikipedia link to information about her life story:

Kids stories by her and many other stories:
Kids' Corner - Featuring the Stories of Beatrix Potter (and more!)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Marathon running ?

So for us people, wanting a StandChart's 42Km finisher T-Shirt,

According to the WIKIPEDIA:

Approach generally taken towarding finishing a marathon.
1) Run from water point to water point.
2) Walk through the water stop area and instead of being spilled,consume the fluids
3) Training, begins from gradual increase distance to finally a little decrease in distance for recovery
4) Allow body to adapt to the new stresses, and overtraining results in lowered endurance and speed, posts greater risk of injury.
5) Cardiac risks during or after a marathon in within period of 24 hrs
6) Immune system suppressed for a short time.

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Running long distance may weaken immune system

Last week ran almost 13Km at one go, from hougang florida condo to punggol end and from punggol end back to punggol park.
Now i think suffering from some dehydration and weak immune system, developing some flu-like symptoms, sometimes ok , sometimes not ok.

Ok. So that is a lesson for me to reduce my running.

Here are some useful info for preparing for SBR2008, Standchart run 2008.




Wish everyone best of health
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

George Eastman House On-line Gallery

An Excellent website containing archive old photos by George Eastman House


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Sunday, July 20, 2008

A nice piece of oldies music: Tie a ribbon round the old oak tree

One of my favorite oldies song.I think there is more than one version
of this song.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Warren Buffett quotes from a news article.

Regarding a newspaper article sent by my friend, which was about some quotes given by Warren Buffett

These are those quotes:
1) "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently."

2) "Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it."

3) "Of the billionaires i have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars."

4) "The smarter the journalists are, the better of society is. For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves-and the better the teacher, the better the student body."

5) "You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong."

I like the final quote.

"You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong."

And it seems to be right. In life we need to make the right decisions. Once made, no more turning back ahead. Although sometimes in life you are given a second chance.

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Corbin Sparrow and a maybe a singapore car factory

Here are the info on the electric car.


The car is called Corbin Sparrow, made by a company called corbin motors

A singaporean is now working out a partnership with the US company to build a car factory in singapore.

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Singapore's Starbuck's Cheese Cake VS IKEA's Cheese Cake


Just a few days ago,my colleague told me that Starbucks Cheese Cake are the best.
Well. Just thought i must try it.

Went to starbuck's at shaw towers(in singapore, there are many many outlets, i saw at least 3 outlets in suntec), and ordered a 'new york cheese cake'.
Having tried IKEA cheese cake for numerous times, i compared the taste to this starbucks cheese cake. No difference. The sweet sugary layer at the bottom is thicker
for IKEA's, and also for starbucks, they sprinkled some coffee power on top of the cheese cake. I am thinking could be that both IKEA and starbucks cheese cake are made by same local confectionery.

Starbuck's cheese cake cost $6.30
IKEA's cheese cake cost $3.80

Verdict: Eat IKEA's Cheese Cake and also order a cup of free flow coffee for ultimate experience.

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A new cafe and also Wireless @ SG

There is new cafe opened at Hougang Community Centre, just beside my Blk 1 along Hougang Ave 3

The cafe is called Marble Cafe. Heard the owner said all their food/drinks are prepared using Diamond Water. And also food are based on healthier menu.

I tried their "Marble Coffee", which is actually Kopi,O. Not bad , $2.00 a cup. They used a espresso machine to make.Heard is premium java beans.

They also sells cakes etc..

My review: I think the cafe can survive for at least 1 to 2 years. Feng Shui is also not bad. It is located at the previously Gym Room.

BTW: there is wireless @ SG finally available at our area.

Do try out.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Mr Woo's Robots , Made in china

According to the video, that guy has no formal education, and has build many robots out of scrap metals and parts.

Simply Amazing and inspiring.
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Street Fighter 4

Wow. The gameplay's 3D graphics, seems to bring out the actual representation of the spirit of the game.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Some music from 1900s from 78rpm cylinders

How to tie a tie.

Hello , All

Recently i needed to tie a tie for attending an event.

So by the power of internet, i found this website to teach me how to tie a tie.

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