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Infrequent diary of a procrastinator

Archive for October, 2007

Horror Story

Someone please help me understand how something like this can happen!!

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More Seeds Sown

On Saturday, I sowed more baby carrots and spring onions because from the latest batch, very few seeds germinated; I’m not sure why.  The first batch of carrots has almost all been harvested.  They didn’t seem to  be as sweet as those bought from the market.  It could be because they were organically grown, or because they [...]

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Tax Returns Submitted!

I finally finished and submitted my tax returns this week.  The experience was worse than I had expected.  Last year, it wasn’t so bad because we had not completed a full financial year when I had to submit my returns, so there were less transactions.  This year was a nightmare.  With a complete financial year [...]

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Harvey Norman Warranty Repair Saga

Yesterday afternoon, I sent my HP media centre down to Notebook Depot for the warranty repair of my computer.  It seems Notebook Depot is Harvey Norman’s extended warranty repair contractor.  I had waited in vain for the extended warranty people to call me and I called them back to check on what’s taking them so [...]

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Melissa’s Valedictory

Last night we attended Melissa’s valedictory mass in her school’s chapel.  There were about 80 valedictorians compared to over 200 from St. Kevin’s the night before.  So understandably, the atmosphere was pretty different.  Last night’s event was more cosy, and since the chapel was much smaller than the cathedral, the proceedings were less grand and [...]

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Jie’s Valedictory

Last evening, we attended Jie’s valedictory.  The term valedictory is foreign to Singaporeans, because we don’t use it.  But apparently, it means farewell, or a farewell oration delivered by the most outstanding student.  Anyway, the event consisted of a high mass at St. Patrick’s cathedral followed by quite a sumptuous dinner at the Sofitel hotel. I [...]

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Pale, and healthy?

Today is the first day since late autumn that I’ve dressed in short sleeves.  The maximum temperature forecast for today is 31 degrees Celsius.  That’s going to be pretty hot.  I was standing in front of the mirror combing my hair and noticed that my arms were very pale.  That must be the result of spending [...]

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Window Repaired

The window repairman finally turned up at 6pm yesterday and replaced our broken window.  I had already given up hope that it would be done this week, so his appearance was a pleasant surprise.  He had originally said that it would be done on Wednesday or Thursday, and I didn’t hear from him till Friday.  [...]

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Harvey Norman Warranty Repair Saga

The saga, which I thought had ended, continues. About a week after the computer was supposedly repaired, it started showing signs of malfunction again.  It would occasionally not boot up after being turned off, or it would hang after being left on for a period.  We would have to unplug it, and plug it in [...]

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Chapel Concert

We went to watch Wen’s concert tonight, which was held in the school chapel.  I have attended a number of her concerts before, and especially when held in school, they are not strictly ‘concert’ quality, and the setting and atmosphere reflect as much.  But the chapel concert is different, and the acoustics in the chapel [...]

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