woshiyiduoyun's thoughts

Sunday, April 27, 2008

ok, after many posts of complaining...

above: Yutang and me. =D

sorry gals, i'm taken/reserve/booked n dunno wat else, so pls go find some other guy outside.

(okay, hahaha..... I know it's a little lame and I also seriously doubt any other gals would be reading this but still.... just for the fun of it, i decided to type the above sentence)

I was going thru my old posts, cause my gf was reading it also, then i realize that i dunno use how many posts to complain that i'm single, v-day blues, n dunno wat else. Its like very standard one, every yr, nearing v-day , got some posts that i will simply say that i will lock myself at home. hahah.

so i felt it's only fair that i use one whole post to label my new status bah.

Dear, i think you will see this also, so i wanna say this. I LOVE YOU! =)

Wireless internet @ home

okay, anyone who has visited my house would know that i have a wireless router at home, which i set it up by myself sometime in 2004.

(yes, i'm very proud of myself, opps, bhb.... hahaha)

i was using it on thurs nite to upload photos on facebook, it was working fine until fri morning when i decided to turn it on, the wireless internet function of the router broke down. wth. but the normal LAN cable internet access works fine. I tried to connect my laptop to the internet using the LAN cable, however it would not seem to work. spent like an hour trying to get it fixed. turn off modem, turn off router, reset router, re-install router software, reset comp, reset settings, turn on this , turn on that, u get the idea....

but after some time, i decided that this was a lost cause, n decided to declare my router, as non-wireless enabled. anyway, wats the pt of having a wireless router with no wireless internet access, it defeats the purpose of having one in the first place.

so have to go sim lim n buy new one, wat a waste of $.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

i think i'm food flavoured or something like that

okay, think i shall update my blog more often, since i'm on leave.

apart from that xiao qiang incident, there was another one 2 weeks ago, this one at the round market where i stay, i was there to have my sunday breakfast. N after having my weekly dose of wanton mee. then i decided to get a drink, a cup of tea in fact. so i went to queue for it. and just when i was about to join the queue, there was this uncle who stood up from where he was sitting and approached me in a menacing manner. i did not know what he gonna do to me, then he suddenly sweeping my back. n i was puzzled as in what was going on, then the auntie who was sitted on the same table as the uncle explained that it was a lizard. at around the same time then i saw the auntie trying to step on it to kill it.

i'm sorta of like thinking how come this kinda stuff happened again, just after the xiao qiang incident. then i thanked them n proceeded to order my drink.

yes, n of course i took a shower when i got home.

job search v2

yes, i'm gonna start another job search, i just hope that this time round it will be faster.

i'm completed my contract over at HSBC however technically speaking, i've not yet left cause my contract is up til 28th april, but i've got 6 days of leave in which i need to clear, so in other words you can also say that i'm actually on leave.

did send a couple of resumes to frens working at citi n barclays but no news so think need to find myself liao.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Yes! I got what I deserved!

I signed up to be an EnergyOne gym member last year, it was the period in which i slacked at home for some time, the actual duration of slacking can shock some people, but nevermind, it's over already.

In case anyone is not aware of which gym i'm referring to, it's actually the one inside Safra. They have several places in which u can visit but they are basically located inside the Safra clubhouses around Singapore.

I paid like $200 for the entrance fees and 3 mths membership, n later on another date, extended my membership until the end of 2007 for last year.

Then i went to take my IPPT at the gym in early Oct, n it was at Safra Toa Payoh, i just wanted to try what it was like to take the IPPT in the gym. plus i heard it was supposed to be easier. Anyway i needed to clear my ippt as i was no longer a student n did not enjoy anymore IPPT immunity anymore. (IPPT immunity means that there is no need to take/clear IPPT when you're a full time student studying)

n somehow by some stroke of luck, (i have to clarify that i did train a little, just enough to pass, as in run on the treadmill after i signed up for the gym membership n not totally out of the blue go take IPPT one.) i managed to clear my ippt on that day. then i went to ask at the counter, ask what incentives they offered for NSmen who pass their ippt at the gym, the counter staff told me got free gym membership(worth approx $200) for non gym members n 3 mth gym membership(worth approx $90) waiver for ppl who already had a gym membership.

i took up the 3 mth waiver , signed a form n handed it over to the staff there. i also managed to meet a hall mate on that day, but that's not the impt thing in this post.

Then since i was able to pass the ippt this time round.
i decided to clear my ippt again for my next window. so i booked another time slot to take my ippt and this time it was also at Safra Toa Payoh, n it was already late Oct.
n the same thing again, i cleared my ippt again, signed a 3 mth waiver form n passed it over to the staff there.

Fast forward to April 2008, i received a letter from the gym, asking me to make payment for April 2008 to June 2008. I thought it was strange, so i went to the gym to make enquires, i told my story to the staff at the gym at Safra tampines, who then took my details and passed it over to their membership dept to check.

I received a call from a lady of the gym, who told me that the waiver could only be done once per year. i then told her that they should do the waiver for me cause they did not reject my application both times when u submitted them. i told her to appeal for me and she say she will and that was the end of the call.

then 1 week later, i got another call from another different person from the gym, who wanted to tell me that the waiver is un-successful , i told her that i was busy and would appreciate a callback, she did call me back, but i was busy again and did not answer the call.

I proceeded to call them again on sat, but i only got thought to a voice message saying that their inbox is full.

Then i had enough, and proceeded to write a letter to them. explaining the situation to them.
Basically I argued that they should waive for me cause they accepted my waiver form twice and did not reject any of them. then i also say that they could have replied to me saying that the waiver can only be done once a year or even reject my second waiver form, in the form of a letter or notice between Oct 2007 and Apr 2008. but i tell them say i only receive a letter asking me to make payment, which i felt very upset with.

I attached my IPPT results for last year, and sent them by normal mail to their membership dept.

Then today i checked my email, and i saw that they had replied and told me say that they had approved my waiver request.

Yes! Finally! I really feel that this is something that i deserve lor, as in i take the ippt as requested by the army, i pass the ippt then u come and takeaway the privileges that come along with my hard work, which i believe is looking for trouble lor.

anyway i'm just glad that i resolved this issue with them.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

the boring-ness of my blog

eh, pardon my blog posts if they sound a little dry, I have not been blogging for some time (if u refer below, the time between the posts are really very very long) and my creative juices are not flowing as well. It could be due to "old age", yes, I'm considered old in the office (the average age is around 21-22 there in case you're wondering) But most likely it should be due to the fact that I have not blogged properly for some time.

And if anyone really wants to know, my cousins found out about my blog, and teased me about the woshiyiduoyun part and calls me xiao yun for that matter. And now even my aunts also know about this, so i'm like "yah i got have this particular blog and i'm not willing to make any additional comments with regards to the naming of my blog"

Saturday, April 12, 2008

stupid xiao qiang

okay , this incident happened on tuesday. I visited this Pasir coffeeshop for lunch with colleagues. it is located along pasir panjang road there near the AVA animal control there. i was eating my lunch with my colleagues, when suddenly there was this xiao qiang which crawled onto my pants while i was half eating my lunch, i saw it crawl on my lap then i quickly stood up and tried to sweep it away. then my colleagues were like "huh? wat happened ?" that kinda look, n i guess many ppl inside the coffeeshop also wondering wat happened. then finally the xiao qiang fly away so at least the ppl around me knew wat happened, but there was also nothing much i could do, chase after that xiao qiang meh? then i bo bian, after sweeping away xiao qiang, i still had to finish my half-eatne lunch. sianz....

HSBC enjoyit! treats

okay as part of being a HSBC staff, they do offer treats every month, i remember that my 1st mth there i got a movie tix, it's one movie tix not 2 okay....

i honestly didnt know that the tix were valid for a yr, i gave them away to a fren cause i thought they were only valid til the end of nov. sianz... dun remind me.

as for dec, we had some snacks for christmas and there was a lucky dip to determine wat voucher u will get. i got a $10 Carrefour voucher but i do have frens who got a $10 Kinokuniya voucher(which to date i still have not used it yet)

okay, then we shifted our office to a god-forsaken place by the name of comtech. sianz...

for Jan 08, they gave us Gloria jeans coffee voucher which is lying somewhere inside my bag, cause no time to go, or no chance to go (should i say)

then for Feb, they gave us this bottle of sparkling juice which is also lying in my house, un-touched....

for the mth of Mar, they gave us one free tix n $4 tix to watch movies such as 10000 BC, Step up 2 n Horton, n this time i forgot to claim my free tix, sianz...
but anyway the movies were shown at suntec n they had like at these lousy timings also...

then this mth is the best, they gave us cakes to eat but the best is the 2 hrs off. ahahah

we can claim 2 hrs off for this mth, i thinking of how to use that cause next week's my last week already...

Sunday, April 06, 2008

i might as well have a sign hanging above my head...

okay, i have a feeling that there is a very big "i" sign hanging above my head, cause i always get asked for directions one. maybe i cant see it but i'm sure it's there somehow.

i can at least count 4 times in these few weeks already.

Last sunday when Xiao mei and i were walking from Central to Marina Square, the moment i step out of central got 2 jap/kor ladies asking me for directions on how to go to boat quay/fullerton, as i was not very familiar with the clarke quay/boat quay , i struggled for a while, as in stun there for a few mins thinking of which way to go, but i think they sensed that i was not very sure so they decided to ask someone else bah.

Part 2: as we were about to cross the road towards Funan there, i got stopped again by a couple of chinese tourists, who called me "xiao huo zi", i stunned again. this time they asked for directions to boat quay, luckily i passed by that area earlier n could easily point out the general direction for them. n they even asked me where my "zu ji" from in which i replied from Fujian.

Part 3: saturday morning
I was on my way to purchase macdonalds, and after i finish getting them from Harbourfront then as i was walking back to my car, i got stopped by another tourist couple(German i think? their english dun have the other french/brit slang one), who asked me on how to get to the Botanical gardens, i told them it would be easier to take a cab there as compared to taking public transport n i told them that it would cost approx $20 bah. (rite? i 'm now not very sure abt how much taxi really cost after the price increase)

Part 4: today evening
after running on the treadmill at the gym, i walked out of the gym to catch my breath in which a couple approached me on directions to visit the football field in which i simply pointed to them the direction of the car park and asked them to walk all the way down that road.

Okay, pls let me know if u see a big
"i" sign hanging above my head, thanks. haha...