Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mt Faber Landmark

The historical signal towers atop Mount Faber, built during the British colonial government, has been disused for many years.

The towers are now being dismantled, oblivious to the school boys enjoying the game.

And on Thursday 27 January 2011 the first tower is history.

On 7th February 2011 dismantling on the last tower begin.

At the end of the next working day, it is gone.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Gift Hampers

The festive mood has set in and it is time for the traditional hamper giving.

Hampers packaging have change through the years.

It started with this one.

Then the basket version.

And next the prosperity box appear.

And now the treaure chest goodies bundle.

Beware of fly by night hamper suppliers though, especially those online kind whose term of payment is by credit card using the card number and name only. The amount deducted from your card may not be the same as agreed.

Let not the happy mood be broken by them. Kong Hee Fatt Chye.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Horoscope Horror

The western horoscope has a new additional, a 13th zodiac sign.

The chinese animals zodiac remain true to form, no change.

Your forecast for 2011, happy new year.

18 Feb 1958 - 07 Feb 1959
6 Feb 1970 - 26 Jan 1971
25 Jan 1982 - 12 Feb 1983
10 Feb 1994 - 30 Jan 1995

24 Jan 1955 - 11 Feb 1956
09 Feb 1967 - 29 Jan 1968
28 Jan 1979 - 15 Feb 1980
15 Feb 1991 - 03 Feb 1992

8 Feb 1959 - 27 Jan 1960
27 Jan 1971 - 14 Feb 1972
13 Feb 1983 - 01 Feb 1984
31 Jan 1995 - 18 Feb 1996

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Chinese Astrology 2011

Chinese New Year 2011 is a couple of weeks away.

Shopping malls are dressed up for the occassion.

As usual chinese astrology is always a big draw.

Here are some of the birth signs and things to come this year.

5 Feb 1962 to 24 Jan 1963
23 Jan 1974 to 10 Feb 1975
9 Feb 1986 to 28 Jan 1987

13 Feb 1964 to 1 Feb 1965
31 Jan 1976 - 17 Feb 1977
17 Feb 1988 - 05 Feb 1989

02 Feb 1965 - 20 Jan 1966
18 Feb 1977 - 06 Feb 1978
06 Feb 1989 - 26 Jan 1990

12 Feb 1956 - 30 Jan 1957
30 Jan 1968 - 16 Feb 1969

16 Feb 1980 - 04 Feb 1981

04 Feb 1992 - 22 Jan 1993

Monday, January 10, 2011

High Rise Living

High rise living is the norm for land tight economies.

The frequency of hospital visits among residents of high-rise buildings of more than 16-stories were more than twice compared to two times those in low-rise apartments of less than 5-stories, according to some Korean studies.


Women who live high up in tower blocks are more than twice as likely to miscarry as their neighbours living on lower floors, according to a survey in Japan.

The survey of 461 young married women living in flats in high-rise blocks shows that 10 per cent suffered miscarriages. When researchers broke down the figures according to the storeys the women lived on, they found that 20 per cent of women living on the fifth floor or above had suffered miscarriages, compared to just 8.8 per cent on the second, third and fourth floors, and 6 per cent on the ground and first floors.

Women who live higher up just don't go out often because it is too much trouble.

That leads to a lack of excercise and a build up of stress says Fumio Osaka of Tokyo University.

Hong Kong

Mr Osaka has extended the study to include 1,000 women living in tower blocks.

Preliminary findings followed the same trend.

South Korea

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Bad Start for 2011

The Queensland flood is described by state Treasurer Andrew Fraser as being "of biblical proportions"

Borders, the Mcdonald of books, entered 2011 by telling publishers that it would delay payments.

The cause is probably the portable e-book reader which is electronic paper, a revolutionary new display technology.

Three giant spaceships are heading towards Earth says a report citing SETI researchers.

SETI in their website said it’s all nonsense – it’s a rumor, a hoax, and a fabrication that uncritical web sites have reprinted without checking.

This joke is 3 months early.

Wait. There are more chilling events.

On the first day of 2011 in Beebe Arkansas, thousands of birds simply drop from the sky, dead.

And hundreds of birds were found dead in Sweden yesterday.

In Faenza, Italy thousands of dead Doves were found.

At the same time, millions of dead fish were found in USA, Brazil, and New Zealand.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Another Year

Today is 1. 1. 11

And in a flash, 2010 is history.

The fireworks at Marina Bay usher in the new year.

Mount Faber also did their part to bring in 2011

What will 2011 bring ?

We will find out soon enough.


Precious stones. Every woman love them.

How many can name the gems by their chinese terms ?

Diamond 钻石

Jade 玉

Emerald 绿宝石

Ruby 红宝石

Sapphire 蓝宝石

Opal 蛋白石

Topaz 黄玉