Tuen's Blog

Infrequent diary of a procrastinator

Archive for August, 2007

Close Encounter of the Deadly kind

My eldest son knocked down his first pedestrian today!  Of course, I hope it’s his last pedestrian as well.  My son has a learner’s license, and he was on his way to the train station and driving though the Glen.  Thank goodness he wasn’t going fast and it was mainly the pedestrian’s fault.  This twenty-something [...]

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FormMail.php

Over the last two days, I’ve been researching and implementing a form mailing system for a project for St. Christopher’s church.  I’ve finally finished it.  I found FormMail.php on the internet.  It’s a PHP script for collecting and mailing form data.  The script even has an option to store the data on the server as a [...]

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

I’ve finally finished reading the last book in J K Rowling’s hugely successful series. Don’t worry, no spoilers in this post. I can’t remember why I started reading Harry Potter; I think it was to see what the fuss was all about, with so many Christian groups condemning the book and its author (and most [...]

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Baby listens to IPOD

Baby was listening to the IPOD in the car on the way to lunch today. He looked so cute I just had to post this to the blog immediately. ____ Sent with SnapperMail via Treo 650

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Tuen the Plumber

The dripping faucet in our bedroom got worse today, and even with the tap fully closed, the faucet was dripping pretty badly. I decided I had to fix it today. I had already bought the jumper valve about a week ago, but didn’t get around to fixing it. The problem was, I wasn’t quite sure [...]

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Blog Milestone

Today, my blog passed a milestone (kilometrestone?).  For the first time, I’ve received a comment from a non-family/relative/friend.  Ozlady’s blog was one which I stumbled upon when looking for plugins for my blog and whose blog I found interesting because she’s an Australian lady living in Singapore, whereas I’m a Singaporean living in Australia.  Anyway, [...]

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Baby Croozer

Back in Singapore, when we had our first batch of kids, once in a while I would see a caucasian riding a bicycle and pulling one of these cool baby trolleys behind. I was into mountain biking those days (still am, but more lethargic nowadays) and had always wanted one of those baby carriers. But [...]

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Hierarchy of Lies

The Federal Election for Australia is coming soon; and campaigning and electioneering is happening all around, and you get to read about all this in the papers every day.  Of course, elections in Australia are totally different from elections in Singapore.  There are so many elections a regular citizen gets to take part in, in [...]

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Mary’s Birthday

Today is Mary’s birthday.  We had a nice dinner at Imperial Kingdom restaurant where Mary ordered Peking duck (yucks!).  Earlier in the day, Melissa drove to the Glen to buy Mary’s birthday cake – she likes coffee flavour; and also bought her a birthday present on our behalf.  Below is a photo we took of [...]

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Work unto Death

I’m so glad I’m not in Singapore anymore. Oh, and I can’t read the full article in the Straits Times because, the ST is one of the very few (non-world class) papers which charge for access to their online articles. I actually subscribed for a year, then realized I was being a fool. (extracted from [...]

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