#003 Daily Photo: Pasir Ris Town

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Pasir Ris probably has the only town centre in Singapore that is surrounded with so much green spaces. I like seeing the town centre set against the empty fields and wide blue skies.

But unfortunately, all this is is going to be a history of the past soon. The town is stipulated to be redeveloped in the years to come, more public housings will be built and a tender has been released for developers to take up. It is wise now to take more photographs for memory sake and cherish whatever is going to be gone.

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#002 Daily Photo: Marina Bay

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Marina Bay Sands, find your legitcrazyrichasians inside there
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Merlion, half fish half lion mascot

I think 2018 is a year that Singapore is feeling “shiok” for the massive publicity, there are many indirect benefits for a small city state.

First, we successfully held the trump-kim summit, an incredible event that the whole world is looking at.. We stood by the tv, together with the koreans and people around the world, hoping for a peaceful progress of the historic meeting. This event has help to market Singapore as an ideal location for meetings and businesses.

The movie, Crazy Rich Asian also set tongues wagging about Singapore, both mainstream and social media are talking about the disparities of the real and portrayed sides of the country, and most of us identify ourselves as “crazy rich asians” instead.  But all in all, it is a fantastic movie that you should go for.

Putting these aside, i think Marina Bay is a really unique place worth talking about. Because where in the world can you revel in the remarkable views of the skyline, enjoy musical performances at the esplanade, watch a spectacular water show, feast on local hawker food and get your nature fix, all at a walkable distance? All the above mentioned is located around Marina Bay. That being said, being small has it advantageous too.

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Credits: mapaplan

#001 Daily Photo: Singapore Port

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Sunset over the Port of Singapore
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Silhouettes of PSA during sunset

Location: Marina Bay Cruise Centre

I think any Singaporean would be really proud of their skyline, it is always a nice feeling to sit at the CBD and watch the sun set or enjoy the breeze of the wind. I think the govt did a reasonably good job with urban planning and making our CBD attractive.

I am inspired by bloggers who takes pictures of their own city/town and post it up daily. I’ve been trying to learn how to see things in a different lens. Everyday life can get really dull, boring, rigid and stressful. Sometimes being stuck in the same environment and routine can drive people crazy. That is why i often take breaks and go out of town to broaden my horizons and get a mental break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in Singapore. It is easier to get a break when you’re in a entirely different environment, i’m the kind that hardly gets stress up when i’m in a foreign land, i absolutely love the process of getting loss, finding directions, speaking to strangers and discovering surprises at every corner.  

That said, i’m trying to incorporate this mindset into my daily life, distance myself from the usual thought and familiarity of the activities while enjoying the new experiences. This would require some practice of mindfulness (which is good!) to become a tourist at my own land. Alas, hope this effort would last!

Weekend ramblings

Was it a tough week? YES… i was expecting more admin time after a week of preparing and turn out for ops duty. But they had to organise ICCT( individual close combat training) in the morning and afternoon pt almost every day. We did a killer 5 km run in one of the afternoon training… manage to finish it in 24 minutes with my kangkong legs.kang-kong.

I am not involve in the guard duty for ops, but i still want my afternoon naps. Speaking of the 4NTM duty, we are the only Armour unit on ops duty. That makes us one of the most current operational active unit in the Armour formation. Sounds way cooler than doing it…lol
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There is Kinokuniya at JEM! Now i’m finally looking forward to the monthly nights out..  i started reading a Chinese novel bought from Kino the previous nights out.

Quoted from the book…

每個人有自己的表达方式, 如果你不喜歡只能說明不是為你準備的。
你可以不接受, 這是一种自由。但不屑和抨擊翻到另外個世界觀, 只能說明你的無知和武断。
大家都要遵重別人對各自 [精采生命] 的表达  : 张嘉佳

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a cup of joy!

Having llaollao on the steps of Wisma Atria and joining the filipinas in their bitching session.

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This is the typical look nice but taste bad picture… i swear Ninefresh is way better, affordable and serve more varieties than it’s rival. Ninefresh deserve to have more outlets in Singapore, at least open one in the east lah.

IMG_20150610_231250As of today, i’m left with 363 days to the end of ” Uncle, Keat Hong Camp, na ger ulu ulu beside ntu de camp”. Hurray!

Just my lazy Saturday

Exactly how i feel every book out. All i need is some rest, more rest, rest all day.
Exactly how i feel every book out. All i need is some rest, more rest, rest all day!

Ever since i got enlist, weekends have become ever more precious than usual. it’s the only time i get to sleep pass lunch and lay on bed comfortably without waiting for “heads out”. But i feel that this lazy habit has to change soon and i should stop wasting my weekends away. Might as well do something useful and beneficial before my service ends.

1) Take up Driving License
2) Learn a 3rd Language
3) Keep myself updated to VM ideas and designs
4) Plan for my future
and the list goes on…