Thursday, December 28, 2006

Everywhere you go, always take the weather with you

Crowded House - Weather with You

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Santa Claus is coming to town? You gotta be kiddin'

Right, its the time of the year where people celebrate christmas. Its seems to me that the christmas spirit in me is slipping away slowly. I don't feel it at all this year because I'm studying for my exams that happens to be on the first day of school. Tragic isn't it? Perhaps, this feeling will be lost forever and ever and ever, until something is there to rekindle it again.

Well, to all my friends out there, Merry Christmas and take care!

Something that I got from the same website that talked about the beer and ice-cream diet. Enjoy!

Here goes:


As a result of an overwhelming lack of requests, and with research help from that renown scientific journal SPY magazine (January, 1990) - I am pleased to present the annual scientific inquiry into Santa Claus.

  1. No known species of reindeer can fly. BUT there are 300,000 species of living organisms yet to be classified, and while most of these are insects and germs, this does not COMPLETELY rule out flying reindeer which only Santa has ever seen.
  2. There are 2 billion children (persons under 18) in the world. BUT since Santa doesn't (appear) to handle the Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and Buddhist cihldren, that reduces the workload to to 15% of the total - 378 million according to Population Reference Bureau. At an average (census) rate of 3.5 children per household, that's 91.8 million homes. One presumes there's at least one good child in each.
  3. Santa has 31 hours of Christmas to work with, thanks to the different time zones and the rotation of the earth, assuming he travels east to west (which seemes logical). This works out to 822.6 visits per second. This is to say that for each Christian household with good children, Santa has 1/1000th of a second to park, hop out of the sleigh, jump down the chimney, fill the stockings, distribute the remaining presents under the tree, eat whatever snacks have been left, get back up the chimney, get back into the sleigh and move on to the next house. Assuming that each of these 91.8 million stops are evenly distributed around the earth (which, of course, we know to be false but for the purposes of our calculations we will accept), we are now talking about .78 miles per household, a total trip of 75-1/2 million miles, not counting stops to do what most of us must do at least once everey 31 hours, plus feeding and etc.

    This means that Santa's sleigh is moving at 650 miles per second, 3,000 times the speed of sound. For purposes of comparison, the fastest man- made vehicle on earth, the Ulysses space probe, moves at a poky 27.4 miles per second - a conventional reindeer can run, tops, 15 miles per hour.

  4. The payload on the sleigh adds another interesting element. Assuming that each child gets nothing more than a medium-sized lego set (2 pounds), the sleigh is carrying 321,300 tons, not counting Santa, who is invariably described as overweight. On land, conventional reindeer can pull no more than 300 pounds. Even granting that "flying reindeer" (see point #1) could pull TEN TIMES the normal anount, we cannot do the job with eight, or even nine. We need 214,200 reindeer. This increases the payload - not even counting the weight of the sleigh - to 353,430 tons. Again, for comparison - this is four times the weight of the Queen Elizabeth.
  5. 353,000 tons travelling at 650 miles per second creates enourmous air resistance - this will heat the reindeer up in the same fashion as spacecrafts re-entering the earth's atmosphere. The lead pair of reindeer will absorb 14.3 QUINTILLION joules of energy. Per second. Each. In short, they will burst into flame almost instantaneously, exposing the reindeer behind them, and create deafening sonic booms in their wake. The entire reindeer team will be vaporized within 4.26 thousandths of a second. Santa, meanwhile, will be subjected to centrifugal forces 17,500.06 times greater than gravity. A 250-pound Santa (which seems ludicrously slim) would be pinned to the back of his sleigh by 4,315,015 pounds of force.
In conclusion - If Santa ever DID deliver presents on Christmas Eve, he's dead now.

School of Physics, University of Sydney

Sunday, December 17, 2006

I want to break free

Well while going out with leo recently, i commented that it seems like people always seem to be going to the same places and doing the same stuff all the time. I mean its always either Orchard or suntec city/marina square or more recently, Vivocity...

Well to be honest i'm sure that there's a lot more stuff that people can do when they go out together.... it just that i think people have to be a lot more open and receptive and also less nua/lembeh/lazy...

Well so anyway here's some stuff you can do before your life gets completely swallowed up by your occupation as a professional exam taker...

1)Learn something new together.
Well many times learning something new costs quite a bit(like diving/wakeboarding) but there's a lot of stuff you can learn for free... like free tennis lessons;p

2)Go source out some good hawker food.
If you're like me and sick of NUH food then what you can do is buy one of em foodie guides and go try out the places in the book. Of cos some of the guides may be a bit biased so you can't have too high expectations sometimes....
But i think its really great to be able to just go out, enjoy some good(cheap) food and chill out over some sugarcane juice and talkcock....

3)Go visit the National Museum
Well i heard that it just got a multimillion dollar facelift... so i guess its def worth a second look. Besides i mean it doesnt make sense for one to visit so many museums overseas and yet not seen your own natiional museum;p

4)Go to Chinatown.
Well not only is there good cheap food at chinatown, there's quite a few good deals you can get here. Like you can get really really cheap toiletries at people's park. And if you've got weird fetishes you can buy kimonos and SIA girl kebayas for under 50 bucks at chinatown also;p
(I'm sure little Indian and Arab street are really great too, but since i dont noe much about these places i can't really reccomend you any particular places to go;p)

Well i'm kinda running out of ideas, or rather my ideas have become so bizzarre that i think most people probably wouldn't do them... but anyway if you're ever with a group of people and wondering what to do other then orchard/suntec/vivocity you can just pop by the nearest bookstore/library(not med libs pls) and go look for a travel guide to singapore. I know some of you may gauff at being a tourist in your own country but seriously peeps, there's a lot of stuff you're missing out there man haha....

Sanity is Overrated

Hasta la Vista Baby!

I'm sorry, but I can't help but post weird videos from youtube because I am truly bored and I'm not studying. And to all my fellow TSB mates, I'm not STEALTH MUGGING. Bloody hell.

Friday, December 15, 2006

The name is Bond, James Bond.

Check this parody out. Crude, but nice. Chill and enjoy.

Doctor Knows Best

My gosh, not posted for eternity, and seeing our resident mai pi gu occifer doing his part, I've been inspired to follow likewise! A long long time ago, doctors were once seen as wise men, and not just as dispensers of medicine or butchers. Can't remember where I found this, but let us all drink cold beer and eat ice cream to this! Oh, and hope that us guys will never have to be humiliated with cheerios... Small wieners... *ahem*

A doctor had the reputation of helping couples increase joy in their sex life, but always promised not to take a case if he felt he could not help them. The Browns came to see the doctor, and he gave them thorough physical exams, psychological exams, and various tests and then concluded, 'Yes, I am happy to say that I believe I can help you....On your way home from my office, stop at the grocery store and buy some grapes and some doughnuts, Go home, take off your clothes, and you, sir, roll the grapes across the floor until you hit bulls-eye in your wife's love canal. Then on hands and knees, you must crawl to her like a leopard and retrieve the grape using only your tongue....Then next, ma'am, you must take the doughnuts and from across the room, toss them at your husband until you make a ringer around his love pole. Then like a lioness, you must crawl to him and consume the doughnut.'

The couple went home and their sex life became more and more wonderful. They told their friends, Mr. & Mrs. Green, that they should go see the good doctor. The doctor greeted the Greens and said he would not take the case unless he felt that he could help them so he conducted the physical exams and the same battery of tests. Then he told the Greens the bad news. 'I cannot help you, so I will not take your money. I'm afraid your sex life is as good as it can ever be. I cannot help.' The Green's pleaded with him, and said, 'You helped our friends the Browns, now please, please help us!' 'Well, alright,' the doctor said, 'On your way home from the office, stop at the grocery store and buy some apple and a box of Cheerios......'


Yoyo... check this out! Maybe the peeps out there can eat dessert and drink beer without feeling sinful anymore! I really hope this is true!

Beer and Ice Cream Diet

As we all know, it takes 1 calorie to heat 1 gram of water 1 degree centigrade. Translated into meaningful terms, this means that if you eat a very cold dessert (generally consisting of water in large part), the natural processes which raise the consumed dessert to body temperature during the digestive cycle literally sucks the calories out of the only available source, your body fat.

For example, a dessert served and eaten at near 0 degrees C (32.2 deg. F) will in a short time be raised to the normal body temperature of 37 degrees C (98.6 deg. F). For each gram of dessert eaten, that process takes approximately 37 calories as stated above. The average dessert portion is 6 oz, or 168 grams. Therefore, by operation of thermodynamic law, 6,216 calories (1 cal./gm/deg. x 37 deg. x 168 gms) are extracted from body fat as the dessert's temperature is normalized. Allowing for the 1,200 latent calories in the dessert, the net calorie loss is approximately 5,000 calories.

Obviously, the more cold dessert you eat,the better off you are and the faster you will lose weight, if that is your goal. This process works equally well when drinking very cold beer in frosted glasses. Each ounce of beer contains 16 latent calories, but extracts 1,036 calories (6,216 cal. per 6 oz. portion) in the temperature normalizing process. Thus the net calorie loss per ounce of beer is 1,020 calories. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to calculate that 12,240 calories (12 oz. x 1,020 cal./oz.) are extracted from the body in the process of drinking a can of beer.

Frozen desserts, e.g., ice cream, are even more beneficial, since it takes 83 cal./gm to melt them (i.e., raise them to 0 deg. C) and an additional 37 cal./gm to further raise them to body temperature. The results here are really remarkable, and it beats running hands down.

Unfortunately, for those who eat pizza as an excuse to drink beer, pizza (loaded with latent calories and served above body temperature) induces an opposite effect. But, thankfully, as the astute reader should have already reasoned, the obvious solution is to drink a lot of beer with pizza and follow up immediately with large bowls of ice cream.We could all be thin if we were to adhere religiously to a pizza, beer, and ice cream diet.

Happy eating!

School of Physics, University of Sydney

Thursday, December 14, 2006

4 years!

In a bid to keep TSB alive, I have succumbed to writing crap post. I don't give a damm if anybody complains that our posts suxs (in actual fact, they do) but I'll just put up all these lousy posts anyway.

Right! Its been 4 years since I first shouted 'Yes, Platoon Sergeant!'. Woo, time really flies, and I'm already out of army and studying like a mad dick during my holidays. I say, 'What a wonderful world'.

It was nice.... *reminiscing*

Monday, December 11, 2006


Yeah! The hols are here! But all the promises of more posts after exams and during the hols are going down the drain, why? Because, our saddistic professors have once again decided to put a bloody CA on the first day of sch. Explains, why all of us are studying right now, well, minus people who are really smart. I'm definately not one of them.

Right! Meanwhile, be contented with reading old posts and writing crap on our tagboard, which nobody writes anything anyway. HAHA!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

I'm Still Alive!!!

Well after nearly 1.5 months of continuous muggering and 42.195km..... im still here! Well my timing for the marathon wasn't terribly good.... unlike my dear friend QY who is now the 36th fastest marathoner in SG according to the race results.... but oh well at least i managed to finish it..... maybe next year i'll do sub 5 haha....

You noe.... when people ask me why i like to run so much... well i guess the initial reason would be to keep fit... but i guess the reason now would be more of that i just love the runners high... but then again at 32km the high sorts of turns into more like torture.... but hey pain can be pleasure right?;p

But you know those addidas ads where they get show peoples reasons for running? Well they did that this yr for the stand chart singapore marathon where they got people to write reasons for running and pin it to their backs...

Well these were some of the memorable lame/funny/weird ones i saw along the 42.195km....

1)Becos running is better then sex
Dude are you serious????

2)I forgot that i left the stove on
Ok i guess thats worth some marks for effort...

3)For the free shirt
Well thats being really honest....

4)Because im chasing (Bib No XXXX)
Well i certainly hope thats a girl(this was pinned on a guy)

5)Well it seemed like a good idea 6 months ago
Well said......

Also at the finishing line some guy actually got down on his knees to propose to his girlfriend. I noe some of you might be thinking awwww so sweet. Well i think its pretty nice too.... but seriously after the girl says yes how is he gonna have the energy(and the pain tolerance) to stand up, lift up his bride to be and swing her around?

But seriously this guy is really case of out of the fire and into the frying pan. I mean why endure 42.195kms of pain just to give yourself more pain?? Cos to be honest.... girls = pain. I mean thats just my personnal biased slightly sour grapes opinion.... but man.....

Well if i see the guy running again next year his reason would be (if he's lucky) "For my pregnant wife and my future son!!"

Or if he's unlucky..... "Because i'm running away from my wife......"

Well of cos i wish him all the best....

On just another side note..... while i was typing this the news was actually reporting about typhoon Durian. DUDE!!! typhoon DURIAN!! I mean are there really such a lack of female names???

Oh wait see?? WOMEN = PAIN. See even the meterologists felt so strongly about it that they decided to name natural disasters after women. That's why you have names like Hurricane Katrina....

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Safe Sex!

Its World Aids Day yesterday (1st Dec) well, if you are living on on the right of the GMT. Do read the Straits Times today for information about AIDS patients and how they are leading thier lives; and reflect how we can as normal human beings can help them feel welcome in this society.

As we all know, AIDS can be acquired directly or indirectly. And people who acquired AIDS indirectly are the ones who are most emotionally scarred. I believe we should help them overcome thier fear and also to accept them in society. Ok, I'm talking rubbish but yes, something for you... its from our favourite Huge Laurie.

Some interesting song that Huge Laurie sang, well, I guess, everything is a mystery!