Archive for September, 2009

Simple “Thank You” Note


I brought some postcards from this little girl, Gnom at Angkor Wat, Cambodia. Beside giving me the postcard, she give me this simple “Thank You” note with self-drawn flowers on it.  It was so sweet. 🙂


Simple “Thank You” Note from GNOM

At the moment, i was just trying to escape from all the small kids. Once you buy something from one, you will be swamped by many other small kids.

It’s never easy to differentiate. There will always be white and black sheep among the group. At least that what i believe in.

[PostCard] Cambodia – Siem Reap – Angkor Wat – Ta Prohm


My favourite temple in Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm. Ta Prohm was built in the late 12th century by Jayavarman VII as a shrine to his mother and is a must for anyone coming to Siem Reap, Angkor Wat.

It isn’t the temple structure that attract me but rather those tall, huge and massive tree. It’s make me feel so small and insignificant in front of Mother Nature.


Cambodia – Siem Reap – Angkor Wat – Ta Prohm

If you find it familiar, it is also one of the filming ground for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider movie.

Blood Donation No. 18

I went to donate blood today. It was my No. 18 time. I can’t remember how many times i donated till the doctor reminded me. Number is not important as i am happy that my blood can save others people life. 🙂

I still remember my first blood donation experience in 8th April 2005. Yah, i started donating blood when i am 25 years old. Enough of waiting for friends commitment and i just went ahead to do it.

I still remember how i wrote an entry back then. It actually quite interesting to read back how i felt then. Bad English and the “First Timer” experience.

So what are you waiting for… Just Do It!!!



The procedure actually quite simple and the staff there are very friendly. I went straight to the counter for registration and proceed to fill in the questionnaire.  Since it was my first time, i was given a sticker to indicate to the staffs that i am a first timer. 🙂

BloodDonation_HSA_ThisIsMyFirstDonation_BeNiceToMeFirst Timer Sticker

Within 5 minute, i was called up by the doctor to do a weight and blood pressure test. Boy… It was fast and before i knew it, i was at the next station where one of the nurse prick my middle finger to draw some blood and dripping it into a container filled with blue liquid.

I was directed to the donating room where i sit comfortably on the chair. The nurse was chatting with me while she tried to search for my vein.

She started applying a yellow liquid at the vein area after which she injected a shot of anesthesia. The nurse kept chatting with me during the whole process. Next came the needle but no feeling at all since already numb. Her movement was fast and swift. She told me to squeeze the rubber ball every 10 seconds. I seem to take longer than the rest of the people but they assured me that it perfectly normal for a first timer.

The machine keep beeping after the first 4 minute. She told me that my flow rate a bit slow. She keep stroking my vein to regulate the flow. During the whole process, i was given this refreshment card which can redeem some snack outside the cafe later.

The whole process was completed in 10 minutes time. After removal of the needle, she ask me to apply direct pressure while continue to rest for another 10 minutes. Last but not least, she bandage my hand with a happy face bandage. It was really cute and it come in different colour, Blue, Yellow, Green. I got the blue one. 🙂

BloodDonation_HSA_HappyFaceBandageBlue Happy Face Bandage

[PostCard] Laos – Luang Prabang


I woke up very early that day just to witness this old traditional practice.


Laos – Luang Prabang – Giving Alms

[PostCard] Thailand – Nan


I was clearing my drawer where i found all the nice postcards sent by my penpals. It was so well kept that i almost forgotten about them. I hope to scan and share with everyone. 🙂



The Traditional Way of Living : NAN THAILAND

[PostCard] India – Ladakh


A nice postcard from my Czech republic penpal. For this summer holiday, she is currently doing volunteering work in India. She mentioned that her best experiences is in Buddhist monasteries Thiksey and Diskit with the young monks. How i wish i was there too.


Approach to Tso Morari : Ladakh. India

Seen here in the distance Morari lake (altitude 4532 mtrs.) is situated in Ladakh’s Rupshu district. During the summer months, it’s brackish waters play host to many breeding water birds including Bar-Headed Geese, Brahminy Ducks & Great Crested Grebes.

Wonder of the world: Sunrise & Sunset

Sunrise and Sunset always make me feel at ease with mother nature. It’s a phenomenon that is happening everyday everywhere. Regardless where you are, you just have to view it with your eyes and heart. 🙂

Sunset View

“Malaysia – Langkawi”


“Laos – Don Det”



“Cambodia – Angkor Wat”



“Taiwan – Sun Moon Lake”




Of course not forgetting the Sunrise 🙂

“Taiwan – Sun Moon Lake”





There really is no Secret


Feeling tired, speechless, demoralized with panda eyes.  Recently, work is taking up more than 2/3 of my life due to the project deadline. All my energy seems to be drained out by work and overtime.

It is just one of those days where you feel so empty and lost. 🙁

Feeling lost but I managed to chance upon a website while surfing the internet. “There really is no secret”


It’s so simple yet motivating. I hoped that i am advancing to my end destination instead of staying still. 🙂

National Day Parade 2009 Photos

It’s exactly a month late but it’s better late than never. 🙂


Marina Bay Floating Stage


Singapore CBD Landscape – Day View

The Red Lions – Singapore Armed Forces Parachute Team






Chapter 2: Defending Our Homeland








Chapter 3: Our Parade









Singapore CBD Landscape – Night View

Chapter 4-10 : Performance Show












How can NDP Finale be without the fireworks?







After watching the actual NDP2009 on television, i still feel that nothing can beat live. 🙂