Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy 2008!

Happy 2008 to everyone! :D 2008 is a leap year. It has 366 days instead of the usual 365. It has 29 days in February instead of the usual 28. People born on 29th February can only celebrate their birthday once every 4 years.

Below is a one my favorite movie sequences of all time from Robert Zemeckis' Who Framed Roger Rabbit from 1988. Back then, there were no computer-generated images (CGI) visual effects which we are so familiar with in current day movies. But the cartoons still had that 3-D feel. Watch how Donald Duck and Daffy Duck duel each other by playing "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C Minor" by Franz Liszt on 2 grand pianos.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Singapore Airlines Pays Its Staff Bonus of 7.5 months

I have a friend who's been working in SIA for around 30 years.

Yesternight, she told us she's getting a bonus of 7.5 months.

For people who usually get only around 2 months of bonus, or lesser, each year from their company, this is depressing news.

It's even more depressing when no other company wants you when you think of changing job and moving on to another company. Either because you're too old or don't have the relevant educational qualifications or work experience. The only other option is to become a cabby. It certainly isn't easy being a cabby. Work so hard. Drive 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. No sick leave, can't claim medical expenses, etc.

Get complained against by passengers all the time. Price of diesel keeps going up. Taxi rentals forever remain high.

It's a dirty job. But somebody's got to do it.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Painting With Light

Playing with light.


The dusk is infinitely good, but soon it will be gone.

Michael Jackson - Gone Too Soon
Like a comet
Blazin’ ‘cross the evenin’ sky
Gone too soon

Like a rainbow
Fading in the twinkling of an eye
Gone too soon

Shiny and sparkly
And splendidly bright
Here one day
Gone one night

Like the loss of sunlight
On a cloudy afternoon
Gone too soon

Like a castle
Built upon a sandy beach
Gone too soon

Like a perfect flower
That is just beyond your reach
Gone too soon

Born to amuse, to inspire, to delight
Here one day
Gone one night

Like a sunset
Dying with the rising of the moon
Gone too soon

Gone too soon

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

F1 in Singapore

Cool simulation of where an F1 race car (as depicted by a little red dot) will tear thru in Singapore's downtown Marina Bay area.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


Playing with light.