Sunday, January 14, 2007

Dragon Chapter Bowling at Kim Seng Plaza - 11 January 2007

It's back, another Dragon Chapter Activity !

We, the Dragon Chapter went bowling for our leisure and get together activity. This session was held at Kim Seng Plaza and we had more members joining the activities that committee is organising.

Weiliang & Hongliang

Panther vs Lion

For a start, everybody thought it was just another friendly bowling session for a get together, chit chat, bowling etc etc...... but we were wrong ! Those guys were excellent and a lot of us hit a pretty decent score and some of their results were very good. I was glad I wasn't the last of the league table as I would have to buy the league champion siew mai.

The 3 Teachers

It was really fun overall and it allowed us the older boys to mix around and get to know the younger old boys more. As the year 2007 moves along, we would be looking foward to gather more old boys from different era to come down, have fun and build up the Dragon Scouts Old Boys fire again.

Hongliang, Ganesh, Prashanna & Wei Bin

To the Dragon Scout Old Boys, 2007 would be Gan Eng Seng Dragon Scout Group 85th Anniversary Celebrations. Please keep a lookout for the upcoming events (85th Campfire and 85th Dinner). Hope to see you all there ! More details would be released at a later time.

Happy 2007 !

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Celebrating 30 years of my life with mates from fin-exis @ Blu Jaz Cafe

10th January 2007 - 30 Not Out

This date marks the 30th historical year that I am in and indeed, it feels very different from my other birthdays. I got a lot of well wishes from many people (is it because I turn 30 ?)..... from my former housemate, Ammi from Queensland, Australia and Stephanie from KL, Malaysia.

My feelings are mixed, felt that I am embarking on another phase of life that is gaining greater importance and significance. It would probably come to light in this year 2007 or the years to come ahead.

My lovely bunch of fin-exis colleagues, great friends that I made, youngsters that call me old man, ah pek, ah gong ...... (I am not that OLD !!!!). We went to this area near our office in Bugis area, Blu Jaz Cafe @ Bali Lane. Please go their Blog and take a look Blu Jaz Cafe , it's a really cool and happening place to visit, chill out and have a nice meal.

There were a huge bunch of lovely folks with Bravehearts and Care Bears characteristics and we had fun taking photos, Issac planning CNY 07 KL trip, Sean selling pineapple tarts, drinking, listening to music, people letting their hair down and enjoying themselves. It was great to see old friends such as Kev & Ah Kua. My DSLR came to great use, these few people had fun taking many different photographs..... Scott, Keith, Ray, Sean, Vik

A birthday cake was there for me, my request to avoid having 3 candles on the cake was rejected. Apparently, it was of utmost significance to show people how old I am ??!! . Some birthday songs singing and the whole 2nd floor of Blu Jaz Cafe was filled with our birthday party atmosphere, even the people at the tables beside us were helping to sing and celebrate my birthday !

With a crazy bunch of mates, it is inevitable that I would get "extra" and "special" birthday treatment from my mates....... that came in the form of "Flaming Spirits Cocktail Waterfall", look at the pictures and the truth would come to light. It was really fun but it was burning hot hot hot in my stomach ......... I couldn't finish it, did about 1/2 or 3/4 before Vik finished it off ......

This birthday celebration was very special to me, it was a very big and unique group and they wrote many beautiful words, verses of well wishes, greetings and jokes.... These "family members", had been with me since I joined and we had went through thick and thin together, you people out there would know many many mountains and valleys we went through, the rain and sun, the storm, challenges, tests and projects etc etc etc

I sincerely would like thank all of you who were with me on 10 Jan 2007 (from the bottom of my heart) .....

Viktor, Raymond, Jerlyn, Kevin, Hanlong, Sean, Issac, Celeste, Waifung, Xiangling, Chan Hong, Collin, Scott, Keith, Jenny, Kelvin & Ah Kua.

"You'll Never Walk Alone"

Friday, January 05, 2007

Gotheborg visiting Singapore


An ancient replica sailing ship from the 16th century, from Sweden, plying the lucrative sailing and trading routes to Asia, reviving the history.

This ship was manned by volunteers and they had been sailing around the world for a while, promoting exchange of knowledge between countries and fostering world peace and friendship at the ports of visit. They came just in time to Singapore wishing us Happy New Year 2007 !

I went down to Vivo City whereby the ship Gotheborg is berthed, and I also took the opportunities to look at Vivo City for the first time since it opened. There were displays on the history of Gotheborg and information on the country Sweden. There were many people taking photos of Gotheborg from different deck levels of Vivo City and around the berth area too. I was happily snapping photos away in the midst of the rain. There was on 1st January 2007, when I also took the evening photos around Harbourfront area in my earlier posting.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Another Singapore Night Landscape Sceneries

Night Sceneries from Marina South Park

Singapore CBD Skyline

Suntec City and Marina Square Skyline w/ Benjamin Sheares Bridge

Kallang Basin w / Benjamin Sheares Bridge

Singapore does have its charms of night sceneries !!!

31st December 2006 - New Year Eve Countdown Fireworks @ Marina South Park

Year 2006 is coming to an end, soon we began to usher in 2007 with a big bang full of beautiful lights, one of my favourites , FIREWORKS !!!!

A big group of colleagues went to Marina South for steamboat buffet but we did not meet at Marina South watching the fireworks as Ray and I were at different locations within Marina South viewing the fireworks.

It was a great spectacle to watch fireworks from Marina South, the fireworks were smaller from our view but it was a different location that might be useful for future considerations when taking fireworks in the future.

Folks, hope you enjoy the fireworks !

Happy New Year ! Best Wishes, Love, Hope, Peace !