Friday, August 31, 2007

End of Aug 07

End of Aug 07

Another month coming to an end. Sigh.... Time really flies fast, another month gone in a flash.

Nothing new much going on in my life right now, less work and school, which both happen to be killing me at the moment. Hee.... Jz completed my 1st two assignments and going to start on the new ones, once I enjoyed this weekend.

Since I am bz with school, I had not been going to gym on a regular basis, ard 3 times per week. Ever since, I signed up for the 10km run, I had not been running as well. Sigh....

Watched quite a number of movies again but the ones that stood out are Hairspray, 881 and Ratatouille.

Had spent some time with my dear dog Oscar @ the dog run and it was fun!

Next month is really going to heat things up as I am going for reservist for 2 weeks. Going to be fun, going back again. Haa....

A "stoned" Polarbear

Finally done!

Finally done!

Talking about my assignments! Finally submitted both of them, one on time and one 3 hours late (Jz submitted the last one!). Haa....

1st 2 assignments completed, still got 4 more to go! Got to start on the next 2 assignments alr!

Now I am too awake to be sleeping! What to do? This whole week total lack of sleep. Becoming Panda bear alr!

Going back to office 2molo and better start working. Too much back log alr. Haa....

A "very hardworking and relieved" Polarbear

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Assignments time again!

Assignments time again!

Bz with 2 assignments due back to back this week! Crazy! Enough said!

A "assignment crazy" Polarbear

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Hairspray! I wish I am in the 60s!

Hairspray! I wish I am in the 60s!

Before I start on anything, I like to say that I am a big sucker for musicals! Haa... Regardless they are in the theatre or movie format. Haa.... So you know know where this post is heading towards to!

From Chicago to Phantom of the Opera to Rent to The Producers to Dreamgirls and now HAIRSPRAY! All of the movies mentioned are jz fantastic! Each got their own songs and signatures. It seems that they always get the correct people for the correct role!

Hairspray sets in the 60s where RETRO is at its PEAK! Big, oily looking hair, tight shirts and bell bottom pants! This gal, Tracey Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky, a newcomer who is freaking talented!), with big hair, big personality, big heart who suddenly turns from a nobody to a celebrity on the hottest show on local tv station. She also fights for the rights of the black people, a firm believer of integration! In order words, she is freaking cool! Haa....

Y does she need to fight for the black? Cos during that time as well, only the white can dance with the white and the black can dance with their own group! Race discrimination! The blacks only got a Negro Day a month!

Come to think of it even though there is not much of discrimination now, but then there will always be some of it in some certain part of the world! We need more people like Tracy to help us!

Of cos for the rest of the star cast, are also great. John Travolta as her mum (he is acting as a woman), Michelle Pfeiffer as the villain and producer of the show, Christopher Walken as her dad, Amanda Bynes as her best friend, James Marsden as the host of the tv show, Queen Latifah as the black tv host for the show, Zac Effron as the cute guy with Superman hairstyle, Link, and Brittany Snow as Amber, the blondie.

OF cos being a musical, the songs are great, retro songs with the groove! In fact i loved all the songs in this movie. Haa...

Overall I give this movie 4.75 out of 5! Go and catch it! Think I will go and get the soundtrack and the dvd as well. Hope this movie will do well in the awards as well. Hope they will get nominated for Best Movie in OSCARS! Haa....

Wonder if the musical is going ard the world doing tours? If yes, then when it is coming to Singapore? I am so going to watch it! Haa....

Meantime, I am going to practice on my mash potatoes moves and groove with the music!

A "Retro" Polarbear

Saturday, August 25, 2007



You know now all the insurance agents especially the newbies ones, will always have their roadshows at mrt stations or shopping centres. They are irritating, persistent (even after saying 1001 times NO!) and tactless at times. I met one yesterday. This happens to me when I was walking out of the station.

Insurance Agent (IA): "Are you a Malay?"

Me: "No, I am Chinese."

IA: "You sure? You dun look Chinese!"

Even though she is not the 1st one to say I look Malay, cos I am tanned.

But then when I tell you something, you dun doubt me on it! It seems like she is saying that I am lying to her! WTF! She is simply tactless and could have easily lost a customer like me due to her loose mouth!

Dun think her insurance career is going to last long if she continue like that.

A "confused" Polarbear

Friday, August 24, 2007

Kiss goodbye to owning a car!

Kiss goodbye to owning a car!

Saw this in the papers this morning: More ERP Gantries and longer ERP hours.

I wondered for the next few years, for one expressway there would be like 10 gantries waiting down the road. it will be worse than paying road tolls. Hmm.... To get from one place to another would have used at least 2 or more expressway. With each gantry, charging from 50 cents to $2.50... Hmm.... You can do the maths!

So now does it mean that all the smaller roads are going to be more crowded, then when no one uses the expressway, gantries would start popping up along the small road as well. That will be driver's worst nightmare! Haa...

Hmm... this plus COE plus new GST and a lot of other little little things, I think I can really kiss my wish to have a car goodbye! Haa...


Hmm... BTW that is my dream car at the moment.

A "wishful thinking" Polarbear

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Free Incoming Calls

Free Incoming Calls

I have switched my phone plan to a free incoming call plan.

Now my sms also increases to 500 per month. Wow!

Pls feel free to call me now! Hee...

A "waiting for you to call" Polarbear

Monday, August 20, 2007

My New Diet Plan!

My New Diet Plan!

I decided to start my new diet plan today and hope I will stick to it! Hee...

1. Cut down my carbo by half means cut down on rice, noodles, bread.

2. No soft drinks. Maybe one can a week? Hee...

3. Cut down on my fried food as well, this includes fast food also.

4. No food after 10pm.

Ok! Let stick to the above 1st and hope that I can see some results soon. Will try to put up a weekly report and see how everything goes. Hee... So if you are having lunch or dinner with me, remember to remind me ok! Hee....

A "I know I can do it" Polarbear

Sunday, August 19, 2007

881! Yo! Ah! Yo!

881! Yo! Ah! Yo!

This movie deserves a post on its own. Y? Cos It is damned GOOD! So good that to me, IT IS THE BEST LOCAL MOVIE TO DATE! One of the touching movies as well especially the last scene.

The movie is about two gals from different backgrounds got together because of the common interest in getai which only happens during the 7th Month, Hungry Ghost Festival. Cos of their passion they formed a group named "Papaya Sisters", got themselves a manager and started to do their shows. They got popular and "Durian Sisters" got jealous of them and decided to challenge them for a showdown!

The actresses were all good inside, so good that I think they are suitable to go on stage and sing right now. Haa....Which they are doing right now, going around to do promo for the movie on the getai, reaching out to all the heartlanders. Good advertisement.

There are a lot of funny moments in the movie as well, especially on the guy and the cock (Not that but the rooster). Haa.... The songs inside are all good, so good that I bought the soundtrack alr. Hee... The costumes are also very beautifully made, I think they can change up to 3 costumes per song!

After watching this show, I got new respect for the getai singers! Their hardwork, sweat and tears behind the scenes. I always thought it is jz rushing from getai to getai to sing and earn $$. Well now most of the singers are those under age kids. The director really got the essence of the getai and brought it on the screen, even though some parts are too extravagant but overall it fits in the movie nicely.

Overall I give this movie 4.75 out of 5 stars! Go and watch it. Bring your parents along with you as well, as the movie is mostly in hokkien and chinese.

My fav song from the movie.

A "techno" Polarbear

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Lazy day doing lazy things!

Lazy day doing lazy things!

Today is a cloudy and rainy day. Such a good day to waste it, so I continue to hide in my bed. Hee... Decided to give gym a miss since I had worked hard enough yesterday! Excuses. Haa....

LLT got free tickets to watch "The Bourne Ultimatum". I missed out the first two and sort of go in and watch with an open mind.

The movie is for Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) to find back his true identity and who was behind it! He actually run around the glode looking for clues etc. Never expect Matt Damon to be an action star but he did look very good and real in this movie. I give this movie 3 stars out of 5. Maybe I should rent the 1st 2 movies to watch to get the links. Hee...

Since this is a free screening, of cos there are ugly people. Sigh...

1. Before the movie starts, there was a queue system going on. So everyone join the queue. However when the cinema is ready for admission, the queue is gone and everyone rushes forward.

2. Since this is an action movie, how come parents would bring kids less than aged of 5 to the screening? Waste of tickets, then the kids are making tons of noise. I am lucky enough to have 2 such kids running and rolling around throughout the whole movie. The best thing, their parents jz let them run around! What kind of parents allow their kids to be such menace? What are the parents thinking in the 1st place bringing their kids to watch such movies! IOn fact I pity the kids being drags and to watch something they dun like in the 1st place. Sigh....

I dun mind if they are screening cartoons, I will understand that kids will be in the cinema and be noisy but not at some movie that they will not be interested in.

Well it jz spoilt the whole mood of watching movie that I was on the verge of walking out of the cinema and give up watching!

So I am making a plea to all parents: Pls know what movie to bring your kids to watch even though it is free!

A "pissed off" Polarbear

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Latest Craze for me!

Latest Craze for me!

After Body Combat, Body Pump, Body Balance comes... Body Jam!

Rite now I am totally hooked on Body Jam! It is the closest thing next to clubbing! Haa...

I like to be groovy baby! Dancing to all the latest pop songs!

A "Body Jamming" Polarbear

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Getting bored!

Getting bored!

I am getting bored with the things (Mainly Work!)that I am doing now.

Work! Both school and work's work! Sigh! Especially school barely started only! Sigh!!

I think I know what I need to do in order to relax!

Here goes the list of things I need to do:

1. I need more SUN! Which means I need to SWIM, DIVE or maybe even WAKEBOARD! Hee... I am like Captain Planet, no sun, I will die!

2. I need to watch more movies! There are a few movies that I intend to watch but their timings are only during office hours! Should I take a day leave to watch the movies? Hmm....

3. I need to inject more FUN into my life! I want to go clubbing but no one in my group likes to club! Anyone reading this can jio me out to club ANYWHERE?

4. I need a new hobby! Any recommendations?

5. I need to SLEEP! I had been sleeping for like 4 hrs per day and getting more pimples outbreak and getting more tired as each day passes by.

6. I need a HOLIDAY! I wanna to jz take an airplane and fly to somewhere where there is sun, see and sand!

OK! Said enough. I am going back to work now! Cya!

A "bored to death" Polarbear

Tuesday, August 14, 2007



Won a pair of preview tickets to watch this cartoon almost 2 weeks earlier than other people. Hee...

It is about a rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef despite his family’s wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the city of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unwanted visitor in the kitchen at one of Paris’ most exclusive restaurants, Remy forms an unlikely partnership with Linguini, the garbage boy, who inadvertently discovers Remy’s amazing talents. They strike a deal, ultimately setting into motion a hilarious and exciting chain of extraordinary events that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.

Remy finds himself torn between following his dreams or returning forever to his previous existence as a rat. He learns the truth about friendship, family and having no choice but to be who he really is, a rat who wants to be a chef. (Extracted from Hee... Me too lazy to write.)

This animation is the best one I have seen this year. Sorry Shrek 3! All people across all ages should go and watch. I give this movie 4.5 out of 5 stars.

After watching this movie, jz makes me realises to go out and do whatever I wanna to do regardless what other people had said. Like Nike tag line "Just Do It!". I also wanna to go back to Paris! The place is jz great! Missing the place alr...

A "hungry from all the good food" Polarbear

Monday, August 13, 2007

I need a new direction!

I need a new direction!

Hmm... seem like my life now is going in circles and not heading towards any specific direction. What am I going to do?

Can someone jz tell me what to do or point a direction to me? Thks.

Maybe I really do need a HOLIDAY!

A "heading nowhere" Polarbear

PS: Today is the start of the Hungry Ghost Festival for one whole month. This means I cannot do a lot of things like scuba diving and swimming by my mum. Hmm... Do you think I will care. Hee....

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Pissed off!

Pissed off!

Jz something I wanna to say to YOU:

1. If you dun wanna to meet up with me, pls jz let me know. No need to sound like I am desperate to meet and make you come all the way to meet me.

2. Dunno what up with u lately, but I am jz concerned about how you are dealing with ur $$ now. No need to act so serective about all your stuff anyway.

3. So what I am attached? Does it really matter to you so much? I still make time for frens you know!

4. If you think that you can always treat me the way that you did, what have I done to deserve this. Come to think of it, I think you do treat your other frens better! Talk about our long friendship!

5. Seems like we really got nothing to say these few days. I am not making the effort or you are not?

I really got nothing to say now!

A "Pissed Off" Polarbear

Friday, August 10, 2007

Blood Test Results

Blood Test Results

A few days ago, I was being "forced" to go for a blood test, not to test for HIV but for Hepatitis A and B. Hee...

Got my results today and it was negative, which means I dun have both but I dun have antibodies for both as well. A big relief for someone! Hee... Then I proceed to do vaccination jabs for both Hep A and B. During the injection, it does not hurt but it does make a dent on my wallet. Ouch!

Got 3 jabs altogether, the 2nd one in 1 mth time (10/09/07)and the 3rd one 6 mths down the road (10/02/08). All for my own good. Hee....

Went to the doc which took care of me since I was a baby and did a lot of catch up as well. It was great to see him again especially I had not visited him for the past 7 years. Hee... It was great seeing him again!

A "Hep A and B free" Polarbear

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Happy 42nd Birthday Singapore!

Happy 42nd Birthday Singapore!

Today is National Day!

Happy Birthday Singapore!

A nice parade at the new Marina Bay Floating Platform. Hmm... So when am I going to get the tickets for the show? Hmm....

Loved the fireworks!

Loved the National Day song by Kit Chan as well! Even though "HOME" is still the best!


A "Patriotic" Polarbear

Sunday, August 05, 2007

National Dog Walk 2007

National Dog Walk 2007

Today is OSCAR 1st National Dog Walk and I am so happy that I had brought him there. Hee... There are a lot of dogs and dog owners there in different sizes and shapes. Hee... Some looking very small and cute and some looking very fierce. Of cos dogs being dogs there will like to check each other out by sniffing each other butts. Haa... Some pics.

Oscar all ready to walk and we did walk a good 2.5km. Hee....

Oscar checking out his other friends

Oscar proud to be a Singaporean

Oscar all tired from National Dog Walk

Oscar had been on a very good behaviour for the whole day! So proud of him. He did not even bark or attack other dogs even though some dogs did growled at him.

So we all ready for next year walk again? You bet! I think Oscar already all ready to go next year!

A "Proud of Oscar" Polarbear

Saturday, August 04, 2007

The Simpsons

The Simpsons

After 18 years of waiting, it finally makes it to the big screen. Hee...

The movie started off very promising with the usual tactics of laughing at one self. I like the part where Homer was saying "I can't believe people actually pay to watch something free on TV." Haa.... That is so right!

The theme on the show is about family and environment. As usual both the hero and the villain is Homer Simpson. He adopted a pig (Spider Pig), throw the crap into a river the the whole place was so polluted that The President had to order to place a dome over the town of SpringField to contain the contamination. Well he did no thinking as he is elected TO LEAD AND NOT TO READ! Haa...

After it happen the whole town got to know that the pollution was caused by Homer, the whole family decided to escape by a hole found by Maggie. Homer decided to run away with the family to Alaska (dunno what they are thinking?) but then the family decided to go back and save SpringField. This also shows the love between Marge and Homer, and the problems that they have as any other couples would have.

The show is slightly longer than a TV episode but then it is still packed with jokes. The show is drawn in 2D instead of the 3D which most cartoons are. Overall the show is lame, entertaining and suitable for the whole family to watch. I will give it 3.5 stars out of 5.

Kudos to the Simpsons!

A "lamey" Polarbear

Friday, August 03, 2007

My companion for running!

My companion for running!

I got these gadgets recently to accompany me to go runnning. Hee....

4GB Ipod Nano with the Nkie Plus.

Other then playing music, it is able to record down the time and distance that I am running. Then I can load all the data online to create a running chart as well to keep track of how much I am running. It even can play the POWERSONG to help you find the last burst of energy to run the last lap. Hee...

Maybe I will post my running record here as well.

Hope this will be a great help when comes to training for the 10KM run. Hee....

A "running wannabe" Polarbear

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

I signed up for ... ...

I signed up for ... ...

I must be crazy to do this!!!

I jz signed up for Standard Chartered Marathon, not the 42.195km but the 10km only. My aim is to run the full marathon next yr though. Haa... So on 2 Dec, if you see a fat polarbear running on the road, that is me ok! My aim now is jz to complete the 10km! Hee....

Now got to plan my running training and got to stick to it and run!

Will update my running plans here! Hee...

For the records, I still HATE running!

A "must be crazy" Polarbear