Sunday, December 17, 2006

Farmer is home

After 3 long months away from home, the farmer is finally back.... The heat, humidity and smell of Singapore air never felt so good....

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Internet no more

Wah rau! Why must they take away our laptops so early? Its not that I don't have my laptop, but the server here are encrypted and can only serve their own laptops. So bloody irritating.... Now I gotta go two days without internet, what am I gonna do with all the time?

Hhmm, maybe now is a good time to start writing my end-of-course report.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Things you never knew your cellphone could do

The farmer saw this somewhere and thought it might be good to share this....

There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies. Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it: -

1. EMERGENCY: The Emergency Number worldwide for **Mobile** is 112.

If you find yourself out of coverage area of your mobile network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. **Try it out.**

2. OPEN YOUR LOCKED CAR: Have you locked your keys in the car? Does your car have remote keys?

If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their cell phone from your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock.

Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other "remote" for your car, you can unlock the doors. **Try it, it really works.**

3. HIDDEN BATTERY: Imagine your cell battery is very low, you are expecting an important call and you don't have a charger.

Nokia instrument comes with a reserve battery. To activate, press the keys *3370# Your cell will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell next time.

4. DISABLE A STOLEN PHONE: How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone? (You probably know this already)

To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following digits on your phone: # 0 6 #. A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe.

When your phone get stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless.

You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Wedding Dinners (Part 2)

Contrary to what I wrote yesterday, today is very much about why I love going to friends' wedding dinners.

Well, first of all, chances are that you will be seated with friends you had not met for a long time and catching up with old friends is always a blast. There will always be that geeky outcast who evolves into a stunner, success stories, sad stories, heart warming episodes and many many more small talk.

So, what if you don't get to seat with anyone you know? Its still fun, considering that you will be meeting interesting personalities who share their own prospective of the couple. Who knows? You may find out a little more about the couple, no matter how close you are to them.

Perhaps the most satisfying reason for me to attend friends' weddings is the time that I'll be able to spend with my other half. I know its pathetic, but wedding dinners never fails to create a romantic ambiance and its a perfect excuse for ladies to dress up pretty. You can always turn to your other half and go, "Awww... Aren't that sweet?" Sometimes life is so fast paced that you wish it could slow down a little for you.

I had missed quite a few wedding dinners in recent months due to my stay here in Canada. The most recent was yesterday and the happy couple happened to be my close friends. I believed all of my childhood friends were present and I guess they must had pretty much fun.

From the traditional bickering and bargaining of 'Hong Bao' money at the bride's home. To driving the bridesmaid from one place to another in the day, to helping out to arrange wedding tables for the photo shoot in the evening.

My favourite task is to be the groom's bodyguard or sidekick, taking out all liquors that is pushed towards him. Ensuring the groom does not get drunk, while my vision gets blurred. Making sure the groom is able to stand straight by the doorway to shake the hands of his guests, while I make my way to the toilet bowl.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Wedding Dinners (Part 1)

Wedding dinners can be categorised into 2 types. The first type are your friends and associates' wedding dinners, while the other type is your cousins' weddings. While I always enjoy attending the former, I simply resent going for the latter. Today, I shall blog about the latter.

I could still recall instances where aunties and uncles whom I could vaguely remember just simply came up to me and starts rambling away, "Wah, you now very tall liao hor? Got gf or not? When getting married? Don't be so choosy lah, blah, blah, blah......."

And when I finally got married, I thought that all these nonsense was gonna end.

I was wrong.

The situation has not changed, the irritation and often exhaustive questions are still prevailing, but the context of the questions have changed to, "When are you having kids? Don't wait until late, not good for your wife, you know, blah, blah, blah........"

To make matters worst, instead of having one man to be awkward, we have a couple getting awkward.

In fact, a couple of months back, my wifey had a hilarious experience about having kids. You see, after our wedding, we started to indulged ourselves with fine dining and good food. It was a good break after saving every dollar and cent we had for a year and a half. As a result, my other half put on a little weight.

Scenario at home:

Wifey's mom: Ah Ger ah, nowadays you must be careful, don't anyhow climb up & down ok?

My wifey: Why leh?

Wifey's mom: Aiyah, must be careful you know, wait you fall down how?

My wifey: Fall down like that lor, then how, employ maid meh?

Wifey's mom: We are not talking about the safety of yourself only.

My wifey: Wat talking you? If I fall down, only myself gets.... Wait a min.... you are not thinking I'm pregneant rite?

Wifey's mom: *blushes* He he he, your recent appetite not so good and you put on a little weight mah.

When my wifey shared this with me, I just couldn't stop laughing.... Anybody has the same kindda experience?