Showing posts from August, 2014

Lots of things going on at the moment, Part 1: Cycling.

This post is a significant one. Why? Because this is the first one I write on my shiny new laptop. More on that later.

As the title suggests, lots of things are going on in my life at the moment. Everything is in full swing: studies, ECAs, even the "other" things. Extremely busy. Much of the development, however, happened in the span of the last 4-5 days. I'll split my post into many parts, each part on a certain development.

Part 1: Cycling.

The most significant development in my opinion.

I have always wanted to get a bike. Two main reasons: good exercise; and the more important one, my pocket - my need to travel costs me quite some money. Imagine just a simple task of grocery shopping at Jurong Point takes me .77 a leg (or 1.54 a round trip). And I make such trips every other day.

Then a good soul saved the day. A good friend/ senior sold me his (largely) unused bike for $80.

First ride is always the most memorable. This first ride had the distinction of being the longe…

Shake it off.

Shake It Off is one of these songs...
The first time you listen to it, it sounds like shit. But then you keep listening. The 13th time you listen to it, it actually feels like an okay song... Then you keep listening. The 131st time you listen to it... THIS IS DOPE AS HELL!!!
Of course this kind of stuff doesn't happen to all my Taylor Swift songs. Not even many of them - just 2 years ago for example, Never Ever was an instant favorite of mine. I have to admit this song is one hard to swallow because it's so much different from anything she's ever put out (true for every new release, but none as profound as this one. Again compared to 2 years ago with Red already considered a giant leap towards pop).
But then it still has the quirkiness that made Never Ever so likable. And it was accompanied with a music video. And a brilliant one.
I have to wait for more songs to be released and most importantly for HMV to carry the physical deluxe album with gifts so I can go pre-order. …

Short story: $1s

Was trying to forge new $1 coins for laundry. Put an old $1 coin into the sandwich machine (somewhere near Canteen A) & pushed the coin return button. And nothing came out. I pushed the button again and again and again... and nothing came out.
A few people have already passed by the machine since then & they all noticed 2 weird things: one, there is one guy walking back and forth around the area looking like an idiot, and two, there is $1.00 displayed on screen... but no one decided to buy a sandwich. COME ON PEOPLE $1 DISCOUNT TURN DOWN FOR WHAT while I'm thinking hard on how to get back that $1...

Okay so there are a few ways around this problem:
1. Put a $10/5/2 note into the machine, buy a sandwich and take the change. Tried my $10 notes, rejected. Changed my $10 note into 2 $5 ones, put one in the machine, also rejected. $2 notes are useless because $3 - sandwich = $.70 which kinda defeats the purpose of forging $1 coins. And basically wasting money on otherwise not-…