Thursday, August 31, 2006

Who Is More Loud & Rude?

I was quite stunned when LB came to my desk today and said to me someone told her that I was distracting them from working as I was talking too loudly with my clients. Is she trying to mean I am too rude to my clients?

I suppose it must be the b*** who have done the stab again. Well, it can't be helped. I guess someone is jealous that I am well-liked by my clients. So she is out to put me in the bad light of LB's books again. Anyway, will be talking like a whisperer in office now. I can't let u guys know too much of my secrets or trade secrets.

If you are saying that I am rude to clients, please look at yourself before saying other people. I have clients telling me that you laughed at them, because they didn't complete or fail ACCA. Don't think that u passed ACCA so fast because u r good. You are there because I dare say, you have tips from your husband, who is an ACCA lecturer.

You are just making people more pissed off with you. Look around you, how many of us are having lunch with you now?

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Dad's Op @ SGH

As mentioned in my previous entry, my dad was asked to check in the hospital to operate on his dislocated finger. This time, my mum asked my brother to accompany my dad to the hospital as he is currently on school holiday now.

Heard from my brother that although the appointment was at 8am, my dad was only operated on at 3.30pm. I wonder was there so many emergency cases to attend to at SGH today? My brother had to push back his dental appointment to tomorrow. The 1.5 hrs surgery was finally done at 5pm. My dad is asked to stay for tonight at the hospital for an observation and should be discharged tomorrow. Mum has ordered my brother to pick my dad up from the hospital.

Finally have to thank these people for their care & concern after seeing my blog entry or my sms.

  1. Huiyu
  2. Jason
  3. Elaine
  4. Wendy
  5. Eriko
  6. Rebecca
  7. Richard

I appreciate your support & concern.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Qian Li Zhi Wai

Jay Chou & Fei Yu Qing's latest song.

Please enjoy.

Dad going for Operation Tomorrow

My dad will be going for a minor operation for his factured finger tomorrow. He had suffered the injury while at work last Wednesday.

From what I knew from him, the doc has said that from the X-ray, his finger bone is out of position. That is the reason why the operation is required.

I am worried.

I just hope that the operation is ok.

***Prays hard****

Sunday, August 27, 2006

My friend's Baby Shower

As written previously, my net friend, Alexandra invited me to her baby named Avarielle's baby shower today.

The timing she gave was quite flexible as I think she wanted to get as many of her friends and relatives to join in the happy occasion. She was saying that some of her friends were Chirstians and needed to attend church service, while some others needed to run the Army Marathon today.

Took a cab to the HDB block at Bukit Panjang, Segar Road. I think I made the right decision as if I were to alight from the Segar LRT Station, I had to walk about 700 metres before I could see the block. I nearly went to the wrong function as I saw a similar function being held a few blocks away and the taxi driver actually dropped me at that block. Fortunately, I called Alex up and asked her where was the exact location of her function, so I didn't go to wrong one.

It was fun seeing the adorable baby again and the husband & wife. Besides enjoying the spread, I spent time talking to Alex about her immediate plans and life being a mum. She said she is hoping to look for a job soon as she has been slacking at home for a few years already.

Left her place at close to 5pm. I managed to hitch a ride from Alex's lecturer, who gave me a lift to Buona Vista MRT bus stop for me to catch a direct bus home. I would like to express my thanks to the lecturer for the ride.

Jason's & Caifeng's Birthday Gathering @ Mushroom Pot

I didn't go to work yesterday in the end, as I wanted to relax myself for this birthday gathering.

All the invited guests, Richard, Rebecca, Huiyu, Stella & myself were there at the birthday bash. However it was sad to say that one of the co-host, Caifeng could not make it, due to the demise of her grandma on Tuesday, but she told Jason that she will be sharing the cost with him as it has been a while since she last gave us a treat. I felt quite bad about it though.

We had the 6 person set dinner, which was very filling for all of us. I am sure everyone of us had a good time munching the food & catching up with each other. Little did we know that we were to go hungry again at our after dinner activity, the singing session @ The One, at the birthday boy's suggestion. I looked at Richard, because since I introduced this group of friends to him, our usual activity had been singing, and it usually ended till quite late. I wonder what his parents have said about this.

At the KTV, which we got back the same room as our last gathering with Eriko & Audrey, we cracked jokes and sang songs. I was barred from singing JJ Lin's songs by the birthday boy & Richard, so decided to choose other songs to sing instead. The overall cost was cheaper than what we paid that day.

After the session, we parted ways, promising to meet again soon.

Problematic ACCA payment Site

I was trying to make payment for my exam fees using my UOB card, but it failed to go through 4 times. It just hang there when I clicked on the " Authorise payment" option. It was then when I used my POSB Debit Card to make the payment, it was okay.

Heard from Richard that he encountered the same problem when he registered at the last sitting as well, & the bank actually dedited the failed payments to his account. He had to wait for quite some time before the funds were released.

I wonder what is wrong with the site?

Anyway, I have just sent an email to ACCA and printed out the e-mail to be faxed to UOB Card Centre for them to see to the stop payment option.

Stupid website!!!!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Visit To Close Friend's Grandma's Wake

As mentioned in my previous entry, I had received news that my close friend's grandma demise on Wednesday. As I have knew her & her family members for quite a while, I felt that I should go & convey my deepest condolences to her family members.

Therefore, I ended on time at work yesterday and went to the wake. I was surprised that her extended family was small. I told her not to be too upset about the loss of her grandma as everyone has to go through the cycle. I could sense that she was upset about the loss, & brooding over the thought of finding a good job soon.

I managed to see her future husband as well. It had been about half a year since I last saw him and the couple has told me of their plans to register their marriage in the third quarter of the year. They have managed to put all the necessary items in place.

As my friend went through the rites, I spent time catching up with her husband. To think that we chatted for 3 hours was not a joke.

My friend's parents were surprised to see me as well. I guessed they were touched by my gesture of me being there with them.

Let's hope my friend and her family members can overcome the loss soon.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Week full of Work & Surprises

This week was a week full of work & surprises. I have been reaching home at close to 8pm or 8.30pm.due to the high volume of work, which has been piling up due to my slow PC previously. It looks like I have to be back in office this Sat, despite it been my off day to clear some of the 40 odd tax computations & filing work.

A week full of surprises as well. Here they are:-
  1. Krys sms me on Sunday, asking me how my mum was. She said she was reading my blog & knew that my mum was coughing badly. It has been a while since we last chatted or sms. After a while, she saw me online and we started chatting and catching up about what was happening to all of us.
  2. Results Day- I was expecting not to clear 2 of the papers but I cleared 2 and was surprised. However the happiness was marred by the fact that I flunked 2.4 again.
  3. One of my close friends lost her grandma yesterday. I was quite stunned when I saw her sms. Let's hope she can get over the loss soon.
  4. My friend, Alex has invited me to witness her baby shower this Sunday. I am looking forward to that.

Monday, August 21, 2006

My Results

Your examination results for the June 2006 session issued on 21-AUG-06 are
Paper Details: 2.4 Fin. Man. Con.
Result: Fail
Mark: 44
Paper Details: 2.6SGP Aud. Int. Rev.
Result: Pass
Mark: 50
Paper Details: 3.2SGP Adv. Tax.
Result: Pass
Mark: 51

I was happy that I cleared 2 out of the 3 papers that I have taken, but sad to say I failed that stupid paper again. But to me, it is a good try.


Sunday, August 20, 2006

Slideshow @ End Footer

After seeing Rebecca's blog & Richard's blog as they put up their slideshow of pics, I decided to put one as well. But I only can put mine at the end footer.

Looks like may have to enlist Mr Foon's help to do some minor adjustments for me. Otherwise will leave it at that.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Working & Visit Old Folks Saturday

I was up early today for a Saturday morning as I had to go back to office to clear the mountain of work assigned by my partner. I guessed I made the right decision to stop my ACCA course for the time being as the work is still A MOUNTAIN even after I spent close to 3 hours there.

I was feeling fustrated by a Malay bus driver of SMRT bus service 61 though. I boarded this bus to get to my office as I gave up waiting for SBS Transit Service 107. Seems like my view about SBS bus drivers are more acceptable to comments and suggestions seems to be true. Please read this.

The Ez-Link machine was out of service as the driver claimed. He told us to pay by cash or look for another bus to board. Fortunately, ever since the ez-link system started, I always made it a point to bring coins with me as computer systems are prone to bugs. It has happened to me a few times before. After paying the fare, I suggested to him to restart the system by turning off and on the system again. I have my reasons for doing that as I have helped another SBS driver to get the system running again after two restarts. That SBS driver was quite thankful to me and at the same time, he told the passengers that boarded the bus this. " Please pay by cash as the machine is faulty. If you do not have cash, its okay." This SMRT driver, didn't even want to try again, as he claimed that he had restarted the system 6 times and said that he was late. Maybe he did try, but he was not patient enough as the system is quite complex so it may be slow.

After work, I met up with mum to go an old folks' home near the Singapore Turf Club vicnity to pay her cousin a visit and have a meeting with the social worker. Apparently, there was a miscommunication, miscomprehension & some tension and uneasiness caused by language problems. The issue was about money. My mum needs my pressence there as she was not able to communicate well in English. I must say that the social worker was quite wary of me, as he told me a different version of the story from the one which I understand from my mum & her cousin. Fortunately, the issue was resolved. The problem was caused by some admin lapses which resulted in the money issue that popped up.

Went for a haircut at my regular hairstylist in Hougang. I found out that the auntie from China has quit the job to look after her 3 children as her mum was not granted the special pass to be in Singapore to look after the kids. I wish her all the best then.

Went with mum to visit my granny. I heard from Jolene that she had a fall. I was not surprised by the hostile reception that my mum & I received from my 3rd aunt. But we were there to visit granny, so just can't be bothered with her. It is quite heartening to see her fit & alert despite her old age. She is 81 years old.She could still remember how she fell and when she fell.

During the journey, mum asked if me & my group of friends have patched up the differences with THAT PERSON. I told her that we do not wish to talk to her for the time being. She should do some reflection on herself on how she treat us. Wonder why mum has a good impression of her and why she keeps saying us that we are petty when THAT PERSON is at fault?

Thursday, August 17, 2006

A New Interest in Dancing?

Eriko introduced me a dance that sounded so interesting that made me want to take it up and learn it. I think the dance is called Bichata.

From her description, the dance moves seems to be quite simple and I think I should be able to handle it despite my physical shortcomings.

A new activity to destress from my working life?

Office PC needs to be changed

The PC technician that my boss sent to look at my down & out PC at my office today. Just as expected, the PC problems were those that I expected.

  1. The Cmos battery has gone flat.
  2. The hard disk has bad sectors, causing me not able to send my print jobs to the printer
  3. The ports & network connection are faulty.

His suggestion was to change a new PC. I wonder what's his quotation for my boss to consider.

Let's hope its a new PC & not an old one.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Mum's CT Scan Results

I was on leave today to accompany mum for her collection of her CT scan result. The result was a postive one, even though it showed that my mum had 4 infections. As a result, it made her sore throat persistent.

I was relieved that it was not the scary C word. I knew that Richard, Jason, Rebecca & Eriko were anxious to know what happened after they heard that she went for the scan.

Just wish to thank them for their sms messages after I told them the results. I knew that they were happy for me and my mum. Of course, I didn't forget the rest of you who asked about my mum. I am very thankful for your support.

Thank you for your caring support!!!

News Features

Saw these two articles that caught my attention as I was chasing my daily feeds today.

Cheapest PC in Town
I was not surprised to see this article as I heard from my mum that self- assembled PC really cost $399 today. Maybe it will be a good idea to give the article to my boss who has refused to change my PC.

I was telling Jason & my mum that I will be stopping my ACCA for this term & resume in 2007 as my work was piling up and my slow PC was giving me problems. I am going back this two coming Saturdays to try to clear as much as I can. The summon cases are already streaming in.

Legalisation of Womb Rental
I just feel that womb rental is a delicate issue. I feel that the good point is that
  1. Help those people who are unable to conceive, have their own child.

There are many bad points, where a vast majority is too senstive to be discussed here.

Personally, I feel that I don't think it is right. You may feel that I am conservative, but I just do not feel comfortable with it.

Monday, August 14, 2006

What a Crazy Day?

Since last nite, after the Hungry Ghost Dinner that I had, I didn't expect a crazy nite to last till today.

Darling's fume
It was not a surprise seeing that, but I shall not make any further comments as both parties got to know each other through me, so it was a little sad to see that things have to turn out this way.

Office PC still usable?
Reached office to find that my PC was on. I think it was my boss who left it on. That's his signal that he feels that the PC is still usable. Unfortunately the problems became more frequent that I gave up and used my audit dept's Internet PC instead.

Angered by Singtel Sales Staff
As u guys knew that I just signed up a new hp line for my brother 2 weeks ago. The new hp line was supposed to be portable from M1. Unfortunately, due to the carelessness of the Flipino sales staff that served me & my brother, she did not indicate that the number needs to be portable, despite the fact that I stated the number to be ported from.

Called up Singtel and gave the customer service a piece of mind and demanded an explaination from them. The customer service officer said that the only thing that I can do was to get down to any of the Hello Stores and get the number portability service done.

Headed down to Singtel Citylink after work. I was dismayed to find that there were only 2 counters open for hp services. A 15 min wait became 30 min one. The Singtel staff who served me actually wanted to charge $20 admin fee for the portability service. I refused to budge at the demand. To think that M1 was going to charge me $20 just for changing the name of account holder and the hassle to maintain it for three months 2 weeks ago. In the end, the charge was waived as I told the staff that it was his colleague's fault. As a result, they need to answer to the teleco's internal audit dept.

Bus ride with a lunatic woman
I must be down my luck to have boarded that bus. If not for saving a few steps, I swear I won't have taken that bus. Just so happen that I sit beside this lunatic woman who plugged out my earphones of my receiver twice. I was so pissed that I shouted at her. I told her that I knew the driver and will ask the driver to drive to the police station. Fortunately she got off a stop earlier than me. Otherwise I am sure she is going to try something funny if I get off before her.

Heard from the driver that she was a regular commuter of that bus service. But it does not bother me anyway as I don't usually come back from the route nowadays.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Singapore Fireworks Festival 2006 Finale - Team France

This one was extracted from Youtube. Enjoy.
Team France Fireworks

This was the video I tried taking at the fireworks last nite.

I know it is not very well taken as this was my first try with the digital camera & the crowd was really blocking my view.

Will be putting up 1 taken from Youtube in my next entry.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Dinner, Fireworks Festival & KTV

At the end of the fustrating day, went to meet my usual gang, Richard, Jason & Rebecca for dinner. I have to thank my client, Eddie for offering me a lift to Marina Square, so that I could reach there on time.

Rebecca was supposed to join us later, but her tuition was cancelled, so she joined us for the dinner as well.

Dinner was at Kam Resturant at Marina Square. The food was great, it was Intitally had wanted to take up Rebecca's suggestion to watch the fireworks from Esplande, but the long dinner meant that we could only catch the high shot fireworks from where we were seated at the resturant. I must say although it was short but it was nice. The fireworks pictures are courtesy of Jason.

After which, we went for our regular singing at KBox. As I was about to start singing, Eriko messaged me and asked if I enjoyed the fireworks. She had enjoyed her from a good spot. I told her I enjoyed from a resturant. It appeared that Richard filled her in on our singing program. I tried to get her to join us but she said she was on her way home, so in the end, it was the 4 of us again. We sang till about 3.30am before calling it a nite.

Office PC finally says Goobye

After enduring for about of 3 weeks of PC hanging & slow printing of print jobs (it took me about 3 mins just to wait for a page of a document to print out & sometimes the document will just hang down there without the printout, I had to reset the PC), the office PC finally said goodbye to me at 5.15pm last evening, by asking to select a printer to print, as the PC can't detect the printer. I told LB about it, who wrote a message to my boss to change my workstation. This was up & above the note that I left with my boss for him to change my PC twice this week.

But it was not before I was to handle a fuming mad client, who said that my boss and my firm were giving her rubbish work. This woman, was supposed to attend court as she had failed to submit the required documents to IRAS by a stiuplated date. My boss had given her concession to do the accounts for her after she made some partial payment. i sent to her the documents to the address that she had left with my reception previously and she was there to blame me that I did not check carefully that I have sent the documents to the right address. She was really like a mad dog barking.

In the end, a compromise was reached. She managed to retreive the forms from IRAS again, but I was to go downstairs to the drop off point to wait for her and help her to fill them up. She made me wait for half an hour the first time, and told me that she would be back in 45 mins to get the forms after I filled it up. After I filled up the form at my office, I went down and waited for her at the taxi stand. This time, she made me wait for her an hour. It was so fustrating standing at the drop off point like a fool and the thought of the work piled up that was uncleared didn't help matters.

I told I that if this client said she is busy, then does it mean that I am not busy? I had to stop my work and wasted my 1.5 hours just to wait for you.Does she know that this 1.5 hours is critical for me? It could mean that I need not stay back for overtime later in the week.

I just hope that my boss can resign acting for this client.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Fireworks Festival - Team France on 12 Aug 2006

Since the intital organiser was not able to make it, I have decided that I should put up a gathering for the fireworks display.

Wonder if Wendy & Aidah will be interested to join me, Richard, me & Rebecca? If you gals are interested. please sms me or call me.

Do You Have A Better Way To Reject Us?

The whole bunch of us, me, Richard, Wendy, Rebecca & Aidah were asked to keep 12 Aug free by Darling for a meet up. I think I made the right decision not to put too much hope in the meet up after hearing what Rebec said about her missing a planned date, & not returning her calls despite calling several times that day.

Today got a call from her in the afternoon. She said she had a friend who is celebrating her birthday that day and that that friend was flying in from overseas so she had to cancel the plan that she made. I am just disappointed that what I had predicted had come true. I just wonder if she has become "有异性,没人性" or should I ask what we are to her? Are we just a hello goodbye friend to her?

You have been telling us you would not be 有异性,没人性,when you are in BGR, but you don't seem to practise what you preach. You also tell us that you are busy, but from what I read in your blog, you seem to select who you wish to meet up with. I guess we are just economy class friend to you.

These words may be harsh, but that's how I feel. I think you should go and think if this was the right way to reject us? Although you told us to keep the day free for you about a month ago, but you didn't confirm with us till 7 Aug 2006. That was when I ask you what you plan to do? Even then, you still have not decided on the time & place to meet. I do not want to put a nasty tag on you, but your actions have made me feel otherwise.

I think the rest will feel the same way as I am feeling now.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Monday, August 07, 2006

Mum's CT Scan @ SGH

I specially took a day's leave to accompany my mum for her CT scan this morning. She was quite worried about her persistent coughing & phelgm that have plagued her for about 3 months, so I told her to go for the scan, just to check what is going on.

Woke up at the usual time that I usually do for work and took a bus to SGH with mum. She was suggesting taking a cab there, but when I told her that it was not worthwhile taking a cab as there is the $2 peak period surcharge & $6.50 ERP charges as you pass by the CTE. I guess I made the right decision as the bus ride took about 40 minutes to Pearl Centre, before we took a cab into the hospital, as we saw the shuttle bus speeding past us.

Although we were on time for the appointment, there was a queue in front of us already when we were there. Half an hour later, mum was ushered to a waiting room, where she was given antispetic, before being ushered to the Diagnostic Radiography Centre for the test. I could sense mum's anxiety and fear. I could only tell her that everything will be ok & not to worry so much. In my heart, it pains me to see her suffering like that and I cannot do anything about it. We waited for another half an hour before her turn came. It was a short 20 minute scan. I could see the fear lingering on her face as she stepped out of the room. I just hope that the results are okay, meaning nothing goes wrong when they are out in 8 days time.

Accompanied mum for breakfast after that. She had not taken anything because of the scan, before sending her to work in a cab as it was raining.

I wish to express my thanks to Richard & Darling for being so concerned about my mum. I am glad to have friends like you guys. Also not forgeting Rebec, who asked me to take it easy & breathe, after knowing that I was bogged down by my job problems as well.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Chen Fu Ji

I met up with Joey and Tammy @ Suntec City. We had actually wanted to settle for the Rice Table , but the waiter said it was taking the last order, so we went to Chen Fu Ji located next door instead.

It was the first time I met up with Tammy. I hope she was not disturbed by the fact that me & Joey were doing most of the talking. It took a while for her to warm up and join us in our conversation later. We had some simple food and the food was not bad. It was affordable though.

Before I stepped into the resturant, I managed to see a shop that may sell Richard's gift, so decided to step in after the meal. Unfortunately, I didn't manage to find the gift that Richard wanted, so I got him the shop voucher instead, shared among our group of common friends. Hope the figure is good enough to add a gift for himself.

Nite At Mind's Cafe

Had a meetup with Eriko, Jason & Richard at the Mind Cafe at Prinsep Street yesterday. This was my first time there. Have to thank Eriko for recommending this place to us. I think it is an interesting theme cafe.

It was a surprise that I was the earliest. I reached the place at 6.15pm. Eriko was the next to arrive. This time, she brought along two friends, Jimmy & Bonnie with her as well. The two guys were to arrive after that.

The food was not bad. The games were good too, although most of the games require a strong brain power. I have to agree with what Eriko said. The name of the cafe is Mind Cafe, so the games are pretty mind boggling.

We played a Q & A game, You Are An Idiot, Jenga & Get a Life. I particularly liked the last one, although it was pretty time consuming. It was chosen by me & Richard. Its a game about how you live life & make it eventful.

The whole date ended at 11.15pm, and the cost was pretty afforable too. I got a ice cream free & free drink for the next visit. I think will share with the guys next round.

Took the train with Jimmy. Have to thank him for waiting with me at the bus stop for my bus. Managed to find out that he was from Ngee Ann too. He said he saw me before. So we started chatting from there.

Hope got the chance to meet again.

Rental of Room Fiasco

One of my Malaysian net friend & his brother have expressed an interest to rent the empty room in my place on Tuesday. My parents were agreeable with that and asked me to tell my friend to pop by and have a look on Saturday.

On Wednesday, my dad suddenly announced that his China colleague & his wife will be shifting in on Thursday.My mum & I were stunned as we were not prepared yet & I have already told my friend to come & view the room today. What will my friend think? She will be thinking that I playing a joke on her on this? I told my dad to settle this on his own, since he was the one who created the problem. In the end, it was my mum who solved the problem. She told the person that she will give him an answer on Sunday.

I hope my friend will be able to rent my place as after the last unhappy incident with a China tenant, my mum & I have our misgivings renting the room to China people again.

Waist Banding Operation

Was reading about a botched waist banding operation in the papers two days ago. I was wondering if the takekwando instructor should have done the weight loss surgery.

Being fat is not good for health, but I believe the best way to lose weight is to maintain a healthy lifestyle, which is a healthy diet, & constant excercising. Having an operation will have its side effects and there will be a chance that the operation would not be successful.

The article also states that the guy had a China wife. I wonder if the wife had exerted some indue influence on her husband to lose weight? If there is, I feel that it is bad & I must say she covered up well.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Phone numbers to be truly "portable" by end-2007

"The Infocomm Development Authority says phone numbers will be truly "portable" by the end of next year. This means consumers can switch between service providers and yet have full use of their existing mobile and fixed phone lines. IDA says this will result in greater competition among the telcos and create more business opportunities. Ultimately, consumers stand to gain from the changes. With the new regime, it means consumers can have just one number when they switch between mobile service providers. Currently subscribers get in essence a call forwarding service where a call to the old number is merely forwarded to the new one and callers will see the new number. But under true number portability, such inconveniences will be a thing of the past. The number portability will be extended to mobile pre-paid subscribers and fixed lines as well. Fixed-line operators will also have to stop recurring monthly transfer or porting service charges. There will be a one-time administration charge that will be 'reasonably' priced. IDA also urges operators to reduce existing porting time-frames, from the current five days to less than a day or merely hours. So it will be a win-win situation for consumers, as the move is also expected to reap more benefits. IDA's Deputy Chief Executive, Leong Keng Thai, said: "Now, the operators have to work even harder to retain you as a customer, think of new ways of attracting new customers and because of added competitiveness, this will lead to better deals for consumers." There will also be a neutral centralised database, to make it easier to port numbers. Mr Leong said: "And in terms of confidentiality, I would like to assure consumers that with such a regime, there will be added security and confidentiality that consumer data are well protected as all this data will be centralised with a neutral administrator." Subscribers welcome the news but some still have concerns. "Probably, it's the confidentiality and the central database involved and privacy is being infringed. You will not really feel safe," said a consumer. Singapore's three telcos are expected to be hardest hit by the changes. It is estimated that they will each have to spend $10m to $20m to upgrade their networks with the central database"

Was quite happy about this piece of news, as I currently have a retained line with M1, which is my old number and my current number, which is a Singtel line. My brother is also in the same situation as me, having switched to Singtel last Saturday. Mum was complaining that both our numbers are harder to remember now. My brother & my number at M1 used to be quite close together, which was what that made it easier for us to remember. M1 did not make us have to wait if we wanted a choice number, whereas Singtel, if we have a number in mind, we have to wait for two days before the number is activated. This explains why I still prefer my old M1 number but with Singtel, as it is defintely has better reception and my bill has been cheaper by about 30% since I switched telcos.

Still waiting for my second set of IRAS award photos via e-mail. I spoke to the Corporate Communications Officer today. She say she will send me the photos via e-mail but I haven't received any. I will call her again tomorrow to see if she sent to the wrong address.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Fireworks Festival 2006

This year's Fireworks Festival will be held at Marina Promenade on 5 Aug, 8 Aug, 11 Aug & 12 Aug at 9pm.

The fireworks will come from Italy, Singapore and 2 other countries that I can't remember. I have asked someone to join me fpr any of the days. She has in principle agreed as she likes fireworks too.

I hope the planned date materalise, because it has been about 20 years since I last caught a live fireworks event. The event was not held in Singapore but Brunei.I used to stay in Brunei for about a year. I think the atomsphere in Singapore should be better.

Happy guessing my date !!!!

Busy Month for September & October

It has been a while since I last blogged as I have been busy due to work. My manager has been on long medical leave due to an operation. She...