Tuesday, September 19, 2006

My First Marine Tank!

Having adequately conquered (on my own terms) the world of Freshwater Planted Aquaria, i decided to embark on the new quest of the Marine Aquaria (in layman terms: a salt/sea water aquarium)...

Having begun exactly a month ago with a nano (5L) tank, i upgraded to a substantially bigger tank a week later because i realised it would be chemically more stable and less susceptible to they ecosystem crashing. I'm on my way to completing a beautiful Marine Tank (in layman terms: a salt/sea water aquarium). I have slowly stabilised the tank and i'm on my way to completing a beautiful Marine Tank. It is now stocked with:
25 Litres of water, 2.5 Kg of live rock and 4 Kg of sand,
2 Anemone and 1 Button Coral group
1 Common Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris),
1 Tomato Clownfish (Premnas frenatus),
1 Yellow-Lipped Sleeper Goby (Valenciennea muralis),
1 Nudibranch (Hypselodoris bullockii 3),
1 White-Banded Cleaner Shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis),
1 Porcelain Anemone Crab (Neopetrolisthes oshimai).

Marine Tank: Month 1Anemone & Friends

Monday, September 18, 2006


...for week ending 18 September 2006.

1. LASIK... "Not now"
Why? 'cos the schedule isn't right for me to be eyesight-averse.
Case postponed. In the meantime... find money for LASIK.

2. NUS Lifesaving
A very belated word of congratulations to the new ULC Executive Committee for AY 2006/7! All the best to your term in leading NUS Lifesaving to greater heights; more Best Water Sub-Club awards, more community lifesaving service, more colours awards, more more more! NUS Lifesaving

3. Murphy's Visit
The day is Fryday, and the sky doesn't look at all daunting in the twilight hours as i prepare for work. Half the way to work, it pours cats and dogs (and rabbits and hamsters, if there was ever the term). Upon reaching the office, i wring-dry my socks, my jacket and my shirt, and my handphone is soaked and non-functional as well. My colleagues can't even tell i'm drenched because the wetness is so uniform there aren't any patches of wet/dry! I freeze in the airconditioned office (temperature much lower in this particular branch because of the computers/servers there). Shortly after, my watch decides to take a holiday as well; battery flat.

I've got no phone or watch, i'm wet and freezing. To add to Murphy's visit, the rain stops 15min after my arrival at the office and we are informed there would be a delay in the programme that morning and we could have started at 830am instead of 8am. Hello Murphy!

Thursday, September 14, 2006


you touched the back of a motorbike,
while on the highway,
travelling at 70km/h, and
neither vehicle nor person got injured.

It's time to catch up on some sleep...

Monday, September 04, 2006


LASIK = Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis

Here's the gyst of my situation:
1. I've gotten a Left Eye bacterial infection,
2. I can't wear contact lenses for 4-6months,
3. Chances of re-acquiring a similar infection is high,
4. I can't live without perfect (no spectacles) vision,
5. Lasik costs $1600 per eye, excluding consultation,
6. Lasik = Outpatient day surgery,
7. Waiting list for Lasik = approximately 1 week,
8. Full recovery after Lasik = 1 month!
9. I'm broke and will have to sell my backside for Lasik.

Should i or should i not Lasik?

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Killer Whale

"Can i test drive the car?
...I throw my killer whale at you...!"

I had to blog this; i love that advertisement on Class95!

This being the sequal to the previous "AhSeng from AhSeng Aquarium... killer whale" advertisement (of the same car company), this one is absolutely awesome!

Never fails to bring a smile to my face even after i've heard it 9,125 times before.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Dinner with WeiWei

Something less morbid to blog about... my dinner with WeiWei two weeks ago.

Had dinner with an ex-colleague WeiWei (she's now a financial planner) two weeks ago on a Saturday night, at NYDC Holland Village. She had already had her dinner 'cos i probably miscommunicated the "let's have dinner" intention, so i ordered a Dynamite Pizza and finished it on my own.... i was chuck-full after that!

A Cheese Cake w/ice cream thereafter, we proceeded across the road to Wala-Wala for some music. Brandon, the drummer, wasn't there that night 'cos he was overseas doing a recording for.... Emil Chau... FwaH! But the music was great nonetheless and we stayed for 2 hours soaking in the now smoke-free aironditioned 2nd floor of Wala-Wala!

Thanx for dinner WeiWei! =)
...since 14 April 2005