Thursday, September 21, 2006

Of fishballs and fakes

Section 17 fishball noodles and char kuay teow again...

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And an interesting fake JLC...

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Copyright (c) Kelvin Tan

Breasto Faiya!!!

A new pen and the daddy of Super Robots!!!

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Copyright (c) Kelvin Tan

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

About 1 = 0.9999.....

Referring to my previous post on this subject...

A few articles on the 'solution'...

Article 1

Article 2

Check it out!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Mathematics Enigma

Got this from Attack Of The Show and also Danica McKellar's website(Winnie from The Wonder Years)

Imagine that...

X = 0.99999... (infinite 9s)


10X = 10*0.99999... (infinite 9s)
10X = 9.99999... (infinite 9s)


10X-X = 9.99999.... - 0.99999....
10X-X = 9
9X = 9


X = 1
0.99999... = 1 ????!!!!???

WTF? Ping Pong?

I love ping pong...

Check out this game!


Eating In The Shadow Of The Twin Towers KLCC

For those who fed-up with the food available to you in KLCC and if you're working within spitting distance of the Twin Towers, here are some alternative suggestions for you to try.


1) Nasi lemak at Level 4 Warong Suria KLCC (Nasi padang stall)
2) Nasi lemak at D'Selera cafe facing the open carpark at Wisma Central
3) Thosai/roti chanai at the mamak under the stairs at Wisma Central


1) Mee rebus at the 24hr mamak in front of Ambank building in Yap Kwan Seng
2) Take the LRT to Masjid Jamek and walk to the Lebuh Ampang Yong Tau Foo
3) Menara TA's excellent Ozeki japanese restaurant
4) Menara TA mezzanine floor chinese restaurant - Dim Sum at perpetually 30-40% discounted price
5) Ikan bakar portugis at Wisma Central
6) Ikan bakar at the medan selera at the BSN carpark
7) Vegetarian food at the chinese temple beside Wisma MCA at Jalan Ampang

Good luck...

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Broken Bridges - Photos

Now that the show is over, I can present to you the photos I shot during rehearsals (it had spoilers in them)...

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Shopping In Singapore

One of the things I like about Singapore is the variety in shopping...

Notebooks from Kinokuniya in Takashimaya

Cufflinks from I AM

And a new pen. Click on it for the full gallery...

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Old Flame Down South

Singapore, to me, is like an old girlfriend. Having lived my life there for 2 years, I have many MANY fond memories of the place. It was back in 1990-1991 and back then I felt that it was the best place on the face of the earth. As subsequent years went by, I visited Singapore many more times to see old friends and also in an attempt to capture the lustre I once felt when I was a resident of this equatorial Switzerland. It was at the turn of the millenium that I began to feel it seep in - the general feeling of dislike for the country. I swore then that I would not be back anytime soon.

Fast forward to 2006. I spent the last weekend across the causeway. I was excited somewhat... it has been 6 years since my last visit and I wanted to see how it feels to be in Singapore again. My first day was good... the food was decent (I had my favourite fish soup and 2 big bowls of rice) and I crammed in 3 fulfilling appointments with some friends. Also did some shopping. The Hotel81 I stayed at was adequate and I was generally pleased with the experience so far.

On the 2nd day, that familiar feeling began to creep in... my dislike for Singapore... it's the feeling I get when I had to take long lonely walks back home to the pigeon hole from the MRT station. It's the feeling that everyone rushes in and out of trains. It's the feeling of emptyness though one is surrounded by swarming hordes of people shopping. It's the feeling of having nowhere to go after 10pm. By the 4th day, I was so glad to be leaving behind Singapore (though sad to be leaving behind good GOOD friends who took care of me while I was there - Thanks Paul, Tracy, Seow, Harry, Kim, KC, Jenny, David, Marion, YS, Lee). If it weren't for the friends...

Anyway, a summary of the likes and dislikes of my stay


- Service was good... except for 1 grumpy taxi driver
- Transport was easy
- Shopping was good... many new things to buy
- Food was most acceptable this time round thanks to friends belanja-ing me and also sticking to some definite winners
- Streets were jam free thanks to IMF and also the school holidays
- Cost of living hasn't gone up that much for those who earned SGD
- Girls with push ups!


- Everything was so sterile yet empty (look at Chinatown)... I regret carrying my heavy SLR along because I never once had a compulsion to pull it out and take a photo
- Rush rush rush
- After 10pm there wasn't much to do except pubbing and clubbing

The moment I got off the bus in KL, I came back to the stark reality of our country though... rude taxi drivers who wanted to fleece me...

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Pilot Custom 823

Superb example of Japanese fountain pen technology at its finest!

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Monday, September 04, 2006

Our Inaugural Gathering (PEN LOVERS)

Check it out!

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