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Month: August 2006

A Hitchhiker’s/Bargain-Hunter’s/Cynic’s/Idiot’s/Newbie’s Guide to COMEX 2006

A Hitchhiker’s/Bargain-Hunter’s/Cynic’s/Idiot’s/Newbie’s Guide to COMEX 2006

As you all may or may not know, every year, the quarterly IT fairs and exhibitions are getting more crowded, having more companies applying for an exhibit space (and more “booth babes”) and attacting more non-IT companies latching onto this crazy affair (e.g. insurance agents, travel agencies, brokerage firms, etc). Honestly, I seriously wish that the IT craze would wear off, and drive off the “I’m only here for the money”/”Because my mummy/daddy say must go IT industry”/”I love Apple/Creative…

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This Ain’t No Slack Job, And The Miracle Of Yahoo! Auctions

This Ain’t No Slack Job, And The Miracle Of Yahoo! Auctions

Well, basically I ‘ve been “thrown” to another school again and this time, its only slightly better – all I did was take down the serial numbers of PCs in the school, and replace (lousy Made in China) video switches with a RGB to DVI converter using visualizers as the “video switch”. Tiring work as usual, but it wasn’t as crazy as the previous school I was posted to. I’m going off to a primary school in the Tanah Merah…

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Out Of The Frying Pan And Into The Fire

Out Of The Frying Pan And Into The Fire

Well, after being trained to be a “qualified” TA, I was posted to a primary school in the Queenstown area (a very peaceful neighbourhood there, I must say) last week, and this week, before I even get to officially start work today, I was called up by the HOD for IT there to help the (secondary school I am posted to) out in an audit (*flashback to AAO WY 2005/2006*), and lo-and behold, the entire school AVA and IT inventory…

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DBSVickersOnline – Investment 101 @ DBS Auditorium

DBSVickersOnline – Investment 101 @ DBS Auditorium

Met up with 小白 today to attend an investment talk on ETFs and structured warrants at DBS Tower 1. Pretty much an interesting seminar, and lots of free stuff to take too. However, upon reaching the auditorium, we realized that most of the audience is actually in the late 30s to even 50s and 60s. So, yeah, we were practically one of the few “youngsters” in the talk. And we all supposedly do “intra-day contra trading”, to which is a…

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An ORD Message, And Strange Days Ahead…

An ORD Message, And Strange Days Ahead…

With the clearance forms signed, items dekitted, stores returned, certificates collected, well-wishes accepted and handshakes shaken, I am now officially an NSman of the RSAF. However, its a half-happy and half-sad event for me, I guess. Knowing that you have been through tough and good times with other guys of your own age, and disbanding our little band of brothers makes me feel uneasy about the future of each of us. Will we see each other again? What interesting things…

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Carsharing Not Applicable To Persons Under 23

Carsharing Not Applicable To Persons Under 23

Just got your driving licence? Wanna rent a car? No problem!…as long as you are above 23 years old, that is. Let me explain. After scouring numerous local carsharing sites, most of them require you to be 23 and above, most likely with 1 to 3 years of driving experience as well. Now the problem here is that “streetwise and smart” people will start learning at the tender age of 18, and will not reach 23 in 5 years’ time….

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