Saturday, July 30, 2005

Three Weeks

It's been three weeks away from Singapore, another three weeks remaining. It's been enjoyable, eye-opening and a great learning experience.

The happenings over the past few days:
Night out for drinks after dinner at the Fox'n'Fiddle
Late night out for drinks at The Vic
Day tour to the Litchfield National Park
Company function with our Australian counterparts
Late night out to Discovery, the Zouk of Darwin
Dinner at Surf & Turf with new Darwin friends...

Check out my Flickr album for more photos!

I should mention i lost AUD$1 at the Skycity casino yesterday...

Monday, July 25, 2005


Dank's in the midst (2 weeks down, 4 to go) of his 6-week overseas working trip to Surabaya, Darwin and Bali... he's not got much time to write a long entry due to limited online time in the Internet Cafe (reading/replying of e-mails, uploading photos, etc).

Well, you're wanting to find out what's up with him these past two weeks? Take a look at some of his recent photos in Flickr, it should give you an idea of what his life is like the past two weeks...

In the meantime back in Singapore, don't drink too much, get ready for school, take care and enjoy yourself! You are missed. =)

He should mention that he hasn't got much money to spend and won't be getting you any gifts...

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The Day Before...

It is the day before Dank leaves Singapore for a 6-week trip.

You happy he's away?

Dank's currently paying exorbitant internet charges in an Outdoor Wireless Surf zone at Cineleisure BurgerKing 'cos the Internet at his new place isn't up yet. $0.20 per log in and $0.20/min of wireless use.

Dank will be bringing his laptop and a camera along for the trip, and hopefully he'll be able to get himself to a cybercafe to update.

Happy Birthday (in advance) Jan!
Dank's not around to give you a birthday treat, sometime when he gets back ok?

Happy Birthday (in advance) Singapore!
Dank's not around to watch the parade, the tanks rolling in, the fireworks, but he'll remember you on 9th August!

In the meantime don't miss him too much, and take care in Singapore! =)

He should mention that he's excited to go, yet can't bear to leave...

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Happy Birthday Buddy

Dear Buddy,

It is your birthday today, the 9th day of July. Hope you enjoy your birthday!

Your buddy hasn't seen you in a long time, would you like to go to lunch/dinner with him after he returns from his overseas trip? Your birthday treat from him.

Your buddy wishes you many fun dives ahead, rare and exciting sightings in the deep, and greatness in everything you do...

Yours sincerely,
Your buddy.

Internet Cold Turkey

I can't live without the Internet... can you?

I've moved half my stuff into the new room tonight, will complete the other half on Saturday morning. The frustrating thing is that there's no Internet connection at the new place yet! Internet will be available in a few days but by the time it is up and running i would already be on my overseas trip.

Internet Cold Turkey from tomorrow till i return (in 6 weeks)!!!
How will i survive...? How will i survive...?

Don't be surprised to see a stagnated blog in the next few weeks.

I should mention that i will miss you, too...

Thursday, July 07, 2005

New Number

Dank has subscribed to a new mobile service provider because the previous one didn't give him adequate mobile phone coverage in his place of work and the roaming options weren't as flexible as the new one.

Send him a message via MSN or SMS (his old number is ported and still works) if you would like his new number.

Dank should mention that it's 2 days to moving...

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Don't Say Goodbye, Say Goodnight...

The USS RmD leaves Singapore tomorrow morning to continue their deployment around the region. I wish them all the best...

I am leaving the hostel i have called home for the past 30months, moving to a small room in town. D-day is Saturday...

I too am leaving Singapore, the coming Wednesday, for 6 weeks, to three lands i have previously not explored. More than a month away; i am going to miss the Internet, and (all of) you...

Don't Say Goodbye, Say Goodnight by Binocular

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

CrazyElephant and RmD Pilots

We couldn't resist the good music at the CrazyElephant,
we went back there for more! But before that, dinner...

A quick 3min dinner at Burger King, then off to Hooters to meet the RmD SeaHawk pilots. Had 6 leftover fried chicken wings and 3 celery sticks, then off to CrazyElephant we went..

After waiting an hour for the band to begin, we occupy ourselves by taking photos...
JayJay, Amy, Airboss Airboss, Chris, Dank
Shore Patrol, patrolling to ensure law & order The shelves behind the bar: BOOZE!
...and having 3 jugs of Heineken and a glass of Whisky...
Drinks at the table + JayJay's sunburnt face
then when the band started to strut their stuff, we began tapping our feet to music that moved the body; GREAT music.
Then there's Alicia...
CrazyElephant Band, and Alicia on Saxophone

It was a another great night with the Officers of the USS RmD. It's just too bad they're leaving on Thursday.

I should mention that they will be missed...

Monday, July 04, 2005


Depart Singapore 13th July 2005
Return to Singapore 22nd August 2005

Where to?
Surabaya in Indonesia,
Darwin in Australia,
Bali in Indonesia.

For what?

I should mention i will move out of the hostel and into the rented room this Saturday...

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Swissotel, CrazyElephant

After finishing up babysitting the office at 0830H on Sunday...

Lunch at the RmD with the boss and some of the officers, viewing of photos from Brian and Gordo's previous night's escapades, then off to town...

Swissotel security checks, swimming pool on the 8th floor, beautiful people on the deck chairs and in the pool, drinks and a chit-chat with two RmD pilots at the bar...

9 pints of Brewerkz' beer and a Shepherd's Pie during HailAndFarewell with the RmD wardroom, then to CrazyElephant for jam-night and another 5 pints of Heineken. A semi-resident band member, Alicia is as pretty as a young Australian lady can be, and oh-so-talented. She's studying music in Australia, plays the flute, the keytar (guitar/keyboard hybrid), the saxophone, and did i mention she's pretty? Alicia's pretty beautiful...

I should mention that i totally enjoyed the company of the RmD wardroom...

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Saturday... work.

Last-minute activation to look after the office today;
Saturday's plans cancelled.

Dank wishes all who can enjoy their weekend to enjoy it;
Enjoy it on his behalf! =)

He should mention that the Americans are back and drinks are pouring in...

Friday, July 01, 2005

Happy Half-of-2005

Half of 2005 has passed, another half awaits.

Dank would like to wish the readers of his blog a
Happy SecondHalf-of-2005!


1st July marks SAF Day.

Here's a shout out to the protectors of Singapore:
You contribute to the security,
You contribute to the peace,
You contribute to the defence,
Your efforts are not wasted.
Thank you.
...since 14 April 2005