Friday, August 18, 2006

Farewell to Nate

I've been fostering Nate for several months now. He's a 5-year old stray rescued on the road now awaiting adoption. This fella's got his own attitude unlike most dogs I've come across. He doesn't come greeting you when you come home. Most of the time he just sits and stares into space. Always having a faraway look in his eyes. Obedient dog but has got his own temperament at times. He'll take every opportunity to explore the neighbourhood if the gate is accidentally left open and he happens to be on the loose.

Well, he's gone to a halfway home in Penang now. Hope he will be happy there...

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Desserts Galore!

Vanilla creme brulee

Chocolate & caramel cream with hazelnut rice crispies

Hot chocolate shooter with vanilla ice cream

Monday, August 14, 2006

Great Room with A BIG Plasma

Cool Plasma

Friday, August 11, 2006

The Delicious Homemade Chocolate Mud Cake

A great Cake for Birthdays!

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Mont Kiara Jazz Fest

Great party at Mont Kiara!

Monday, June 27, 2005

Fastest Train

East Japan Railway Co. on Friday unveiled a new shinkansen in the town of Rifu, Miyagi Prefecture, that will run at a speed of 360 kph, which may make it the world's fastest train.

A test model of the Fastech, a new bullet train that will run at 360 kph in 2011 on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line, is unveiled Friday, with retractable, cat ear-shaped, air brakes deployed, at JR East's test center here.
JR East aims to put the new bullet train -- named Fastech -- into service on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line in 2011, when a new section opens between Hachinohe and Shin-Aomori stations in Aomori Prefecture.
The new bullet train is expected to surpass the French national railway's high-speed TGV and West Japan Railway's Sanyo shinkansen train, which run at a speed of 300 kph.

The two ends of the jade-colored, eight-car test train look different. The first car has a rounded nose, while the eighth car has a narrow, sharper rear end.

The train is equipped with a new air-brake system that deploys in the event of an earthquake or other emergency. The retractable cat ear-shaped spoilers that can protrude from the roof are expected to help slow the train more quickly than conventional brakes.
Each train has only one pantograph to reduce noise, down from two each on the current bullet trains.
The test runs between Sendai and Kitakami, Iwate Prefecture, will be conducted at a maximum speed of 405 kph.

JR East said it also plans to conduct environmental assessment and other studies to develop cars suitable for operating at 360 kph on a commercial basis.

The Japan Times: June 25, 2005

Thursday, June 23, 2005

University Car Perks

These are parking lots found in NUS, the local university.
As you can see, they are very specific about the kind of people who can park here.
You have to be STAEF to park in the top lot, and you must have a TUROUOISE LAREL.
Or else you will have to park in the VISITDRS lot.
What is a VISITDR? (see next posting below)

What is a VISITDR? Why, a Visiting Doctor lah! Don't anyhow park here, ok?

The Street of Fun

Where is this place?

Stole this from Balderdash, who asks "Do the chao lians go there too?"

Local Authority Really Means Business

We will keel you until you die from it, and then we will fine you till you die from it too!