In port race

Ok, some pictures I took of the Volvo Ocean In-port race from bedok jetty. I know it’s super lag but here it is anyway. Dun complain. I’m a noob photographer so photo quality might suck. Or even suck real bad. Ohwells. I’ve got some souveneirs of the Volvo ocean race. I little puma shoe keychain with VOlvo ocean race printed on the insoles, a whistle and a cool Puma t-shirt courtesy of Tammy. Ok less talk, photos are here
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Spanky Puma Moths *drools* Note how the ENTIRE boat is lifted off the water
 
 
Failed Moth haha

LOL!

Got this off http://hewantsrevenge.com/erudite-concepts/ Epic Funny! Courtesy of Nemo
 
Erudite Concepts
 

If you’re not familiar with the work of Boswell D. Rabbitsmith, he’s the famous erudite scientist who once said: “I woke up one morning, and all of my stuff had been stolen and replaced by exact duplicates.”

His mind sees things differently than most of us do, to our amazement and amusement. Here are some of his gems: (He also makes his living as a comedian by the name of Steve Wright….)

1 – I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.

2 – Borrow money from pessimists — they don’t expect it back.

3 – Half the people you know are below average.

4 – 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.

5 – 82.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

6 – A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.

7 – A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

8 – If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain.

9 – All those who believe in psychokinesis, raise my hand.

10 – The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

11 – I almost had a psychic girlfriend, but she left me before we met.

12 – OK, so what’s the speed of dark?

13 – How can you tell when you’re out of invisible ink?

14 – If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

15 – Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

16 – When everything seems to be coming your way, maybe you’re in the wrong lane.

17 – Ambition is a poor excuse for not being smart enough to be lazy.

18 – Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.

19 – I intend to live forever… so far, so good.

20 – If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?

21 – Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.

22 – What happens if you get scared half to death…twice?

23 – My mechanic told me, “I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.”

24 – Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?

25 – If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.

26 – A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.

27 – Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.

28 – The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread.

29 – To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.

30 – The sooner you fall behind, the more time you’ll have to catch up.

32 – Everyone has a photographic memory; some just don’t have film.

33 – If your car could travel at the speed of light, would your headlights work?

Why Anarchy rules (irony intended)

Yes, I want anarchy. In this essay, I will explain why anarchy will serve us better instead of communism or democracy IN THEORY. Feasibility-wise, anarchy is impossible. Want to know why I’m writing this essay? Because I’m BORED!!! Studying for motorboat test is as dry as the sahara desert.
 
Ok, here goes. *clears throat.
 
Leadership is a tricky thing. It’s hard to satisfy the sheep you lead. People have a myriad of unlimited wants and this leader is expected to satisfy every one of these wants. If wants are not satisfied, you get a shoe in your face like Bush. Or, you make make a million promises of change and be loved by everyone.
 
The leader is expected to deliver
 
If the leader does not, masses get angry and start to revolt. Riots or by simply voting the leader off. However, whatever the leader does and does not do will inevitably anger a certain group of people. So the trick is maintaining the golden ratio of civilian satisfaction. A little dissatisfaction in a country can be compromised to ensure the satisfaction for the vast majority.
 
HOWEVER, it seems in today’s context. Leader’s have taken their job too far. A leader’s position is one often associated with fame and fortune. Why? Because they do an extremely tiresome and stressful job they cry out to justify insane salaries that they give themselves. This concept of leader-elitism is screwed up. I choose anarchy.
 
Anarchy is not a bad thing. Anarchy is a lovely thing. No oppression, no power struggles. Pure freedom to act in your will. But anarchy doesn’t mean doing what you want with no authorial check. If this is the case, rapists will run free on the streets and I’d rather go back to communist Russia than to see that happen. In this essay, I’ll present a new form of Anarchy.
 
An anarchy based on respect
 
How can a country with no head tick? Or how can a chicken without a head walk forward? Simple, when there is no need for a head. IF the local populace is able to function as the authority itself, then there is no need for a governing authority. But this not going to work out. Leaders are needed even in an anarchy. Leaders to delegate work, manage taxes. A governing authority to manage the country. Then WTF? SOME ANARCHY IS THIS. Hold your horses there. In my anarchy, the leaders have zeo authority. No power, they act because the people let them.
 
To me, a leader is no different than a follower who is responsible for managing other group members. A leader is a role. Not a RANK. In other words, the term POWER does not exist and all members are in fact EQUAL with different jobs to do based on their talents. It does not give the appointed leader power. But then, without power, a leader cannot make his followers to act upon his will. Here’s when the respect comes in. Followers will act based on their respect for the leader. It’s like respecting advice.
 
A leader’s orders is nothing but advice
 
If it’s advice then you can either choose the listen or not right? If I do take the advice, it’s because it clicks with my own will, i respect that the leader has done his research and come up with the best solution. But reasons for NOT listening would be because it DOESN’T click with my own will or that i don’t understand WHY the leader wants this. So in this anarchy, everyone does things based on REASON. Because they understand and are happy with their orders. And happy workers (non-leaders) are productive workers are they not?
 
Police will not be needed as people respect each other. So the only welfare institutions would be the army, hopsitals and other stuff. Heh heh. Can’t really think of everything.
 
However this process of understanding orders will take a shit long time.If CHINA is to go anarchaic, imagine the amount of flyers or whatnot must be printed to distribute to the people!!! It is almost darn impossible. Even in a small country in Singapore, the unhappy workers and leaders would have to go through a lot of reasoning and policy adjustments before anything can be implemented. So my anarchy is not possible.
 
Furthermore, not everyone is mature enough to handle this sort of reasoning process. So my anarchy is elitist. In my quest to eliminate elitism, i am actually spawning a elitist country! So what’s going to happen to the immature, and probable, majority? They cannot be left out of this process or else the anarchy will never be fully built on respect and understanding. Education reforms? That’s a probable solution but not guaranteed to work 100%. And sloths should be sent into exile. Those scumbags who will not work and drain resources will not be tolerated.
 
It is also terribly easy to disrupt the delicate balace in my anarchy. Sow a little dissent and it’ll spread like wildfire among the nation and turn people against themselves. Without anyone to break the fight, the frenzied people will probably tear themselves to death.
 
And honestly, do you think people really want to work for respect? I can freaking buy over a prostitute’s respect for under a hundred per night. Respect is not what people want and probably never will.
 
Anarchy, right idea, wrong species
 
Perhaps I shall build myself a spaceship and preach to other extraterrestrials out there who just might be receptive to my idea.
 
 
Written by Camperhero
Who is currently wondering whether it’s possilble to vote for anarchy
 
 
 
 
 

weird stuff

Nuff said
 

Martian Landing Balls? HAHAHAHAHA!!! Zomglol. Wonder WHERE did they come up with the idea. Some wise guy must’ve been having a one night stand before taking a look at his own and thought "I can send this to Mars!"

 

I saw one of these on offer on today’s paper so i got a picture from google. (That’s not my hand btw, it’s a google hand lol)

Anyway. Clabber girl? Is this some mockery of Singlish? Can totally imagine this conversation between 2 void deck aunties

Auntie: Whoa your daurter very clabber hor, can go RGS
Lau Zhar Bo: Ya lor, everyday got go tootion one lei. If neber go RGS then waste money liao
Auntie: No la, she from very young, sibei clabber one. Remember that time she know which verytable to pass to me to cook?
Lau Zhar Bo: Haha, that time she still very cute. You know ah, my older daurter even more clabber.
Auntie: Raillee ah? Oh yah hor, she got company one right?
Lau Zhar Bo: Yah, she just set up new company, sell baking soda. The bland name is Clabber Girl. Next time you see must buy ah. Hahaha
Auntie: Ok la, help to support your clabber daurter’s busyness.
 
ROFLOLMAO!!!!

End of year reflections

Yes, it’s pretty ironic that I’m doing my EOY reflections in the new year. Reason being that I was too busy to do it in 2008.
 
So here it begins. I think I’d like to begin my relfections with what I can give thanks for. I have been blessed wth many happy stuff this year as well as unhappy stuff. So let me count my blessings now.
 
1. Awesome class
2. Studying in VJC
3. New computer
4. Still have $$ in these times
5. Great friends
6. Found my dqrvosa dpzrpmr
7. Wonderful teachers
8. Bahnep
9. Sailors
10. I’ve been called to be God’s child
 
And the list goes on. But there’s also been alot of unpleasant stuff that’s been going on last year that I’ll like to bring out. Some are pretty nasty too.
 
I’d like to do something about my grades. All my life in VJ was spent thinking that A levels was really far away. I studied hard in IP1, got good decent grades but lost it in IP2. I lost motivation to study, so I played through IP2 and suffered the consequences. I played in JC 1 too. Didn’t do my tutorials and stuff. In the end get BEEEB. I know I’m capable of getting better. But there’s something just blocking me from reaching that A. I did study in J1 too. I did try. BUt for some reason, it didn’t pay off. Maybe I’m studying wrongly or sth. I’m going to ask for help, humiliating it might be but compared to the humiliation of getting crap for the actual A levels, it’s time to do something, right now. Time to get serious. There’s still hope. I’m not stupid, i’m just… …lazy
 
Life is terrible right now. I’m not used to it. I like having the time to sit down and think about life issues and about KI topics. But now life is like a sprint to the finish. tudy study study, sailing sailing sailing, test test test. There’s hardly any time for myself! HOW??? I don’t want this life! Why can’t I quit school now? What I’m learning I probably will never use ever again. Look, why is there a TV show called: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Because the average American CANNOT remember what they learnt in 5th grade! Let alone JC or whatever the American equivalent is. And the contestants have really credible academics. Some are doctors and stuff. Our education system is incredibly stupid. They want to give you a braod base or rather let you learn alot of different subjects. Reason being that you can determine what you want to pursue later in life. Good idea, wrong implementation. So we now have the system of contrasting subject. Why then, make it a A level examinable subject? If i’m really good in science, it probably means i suck at arts. So why make me do an arts subject? I know I’m not going to pursue arts, I don’t need some stupid "holistic" education. All i need is my science subjects to get me through. So what happens is that I have to put in extra effort to study for my contrasting subject, usually at the expense of my better subjects and everything suffers.
 
A submarine was not made to destroy tanks. Nor was a spear designed to cut. Nothing can do everything, neither can people.
 
I think i’d rather skip the nasty parts and keep it locked in my brain.
 
So now on to my new year resolutions. This year, I’ve decided not to come up with a whole long list of things I should do which I can never finish and then feel real bad about it. I shall just come up with something general that should be my theme for the year. I’ve thought of one and here it is
 
Nothing Less
 
Do everything necessary to my best effort and never to shortchange myself of what I can accomplish. Truly, nothing less. Now I can start my new year resolution by finishing my incomplete holiday homework. Sianz…but it must be done…
 
Oh, school starts on the 12th of Jan. WHoohoo!!!