Archive for April 2006

Procrastinator’s creed

One last assignment for this semester before the exams.

Lost my momentum quite some time ago, and haven’t found it back. Its time to hit that panic button again. Provided that the button is still working. I’ve been hitting that button too many times.

I procrastinate too much. I should be enjoying this long weekend. Argh. I thought nobody would ask me out this long weekend, that why I push the assignment to this week. But someone ask me out at the last minute. Cannot go, cannot go. I got assignment to do. Don’t tempt me with all those emails.

Couldn’t believe that you are having so much fun out there and I’m here doing my assignment.

Ok, back to the assignment.

I’m going to burn this procrastinator’s creed…. maybe tomorrow… or next semester…. or… errr… damn… I’m procrastinating again….

PROCRASTINATOR’S CREED
I believe that if anything is worth doing, it would have been done already.

I shall never move quickly, except to avoid more work or find excuses.

I will never rush into a job without a lifetime of consideration.

I shall meet all of my deadlines directly in proportion to the amount of bodily injury I could expect to receive from missing them.

I firmly believe that tomorrow holds the possibility for new technologies, astounding discoveries, and a reprieve from my obligations.

I truly believe that all deadlines are unreasonable regardless of the amount of time given.

I shall never forget that the probability of a miracle, though infinitesimally small, is not exactly zero.

If at first I don’t succeed, there is always next year.

I shall always decide not to decide, unless of course I decide to change my mind.

I shall always begin, start, initiate, take the first step, and/or write the first word, when I get around to it.

I obey the law of inverse excuses which demands that the greater the task to be done, the more insignificant the work that must be done prior to beginning the greater task.

I know that the work cycle is not plan/start/finish, but is wait/plan/plan.

I will never put off until tomorrow, what I can forget about forever.

I will become a member of the ancient Order of Two-Headed Turtles (the Procrastinator’s Society) if they ever get it organized.

What do your MPs do when there is a walkover?

Have you ever wonder what your MPs are doing when your GRC has a walkover?

Not really. When you read the news, you’ll see lots of news about the candidate making their rounds at wetmarket or houses. And I don’t hear anything around my area. Yes, we having walkover here, does that mean you can ignore us?

Last heard that Lim Boon Heng is going Chu Chu Kang to support Gan Kim Yong. Tharman Shanmugaratnam is helping out with the party political broadcast. Not sure about the rest. Wait, I don’t even remember the name of the other 3 MP in my ward.

What about the residents of Jurong GRC? We may have walkover, but does that means you can just ignore us? No walkabout? No house to house visit?

Oh well….. be glad that we still get our Progressive Package money despite living in a walkover GRC.

Crime Library told to remove missing person’s posters

Was reading yesterday’s newspaper when I saw an article saying that LTA has asked Crime Library to remove the missing person’s posters that their volunteers put up at bus stop and walkways. Crime library could face a fine of $2000 if the posters are not removed.

Crime library is a non-profit organisation. It is doing the public a service by posting pictures of missing person, hoping that they could be found and reunited with their family. Why can’t the law be relaxed on them?

The LTA spokeperson said that the “illegal advertisements” may also obstruct passerby or distract driver and pose a safety hazard.

Distraction to driver? Safety hazard? Hmmm…..

Campaigning starts as volunteers rush to hang up banners, posters

Over at Aljunied GRC, PAP volunteers were busy hanging nearly 3,000 posters at places identified as having the highest human traffic – such as main roads, traffic junctions and bus stops.

I guess it is quite dangerous to drive from now till election is over.

Walkover

And we walk to the left, and we walk to the right
and we walk, and we walk all night
with a heel and a toe, and a half turn around
with a heel and a toe and a new friend found

Finally reach the legal age to vote. I missed the cut of by 1 month during the last elections. So I thought I can finally exercise my rights as a citizen of Singapore.

I was wrong. No opposition party came to contest my GRC. I couldn’t believe it. We have no big shots here. Why nobody wants to come?

I hate walkover. Wonder if I’ll ever get to vote in my lifetime.

And some voters from Thailand can still tear their ballot paper!!!
HELLO!! I want to vote also cannot. You can vote, yet you tear your ballot paper!!! Don’t want to vote then give me lah!

Crappy module selection

This is so so F**K up….

Last year, when the school announce that they are going to convert from 1 semester per yr to 2 semester per year, I was very happy. It means that I can actually finish my course 6 month ahead of what is planned if I squeeze my modules abit. The workload is going to be heavy if I try to squeese everything together, but the chance of able to finish everything 6mth earlier is worth the effort.

So I selected 2 modules for the 1st semester of 2006. It was a tough year as everything is jam packed.

Then come the module selection for 2nd semester of 2006. I need to complete 4 more modules to finish my part time degree course. Then the shock came. 3 of the modules that I need to take are NOT AVAILABLE for 2nd semester!!! I stare at the screen. I have nothing to say.

This means, I can’t finish my degree course 6mth earlier as we can only take max 2 modules per semester. And this also means I’ll be taking 1 module for the next semester.

Imagine…. Me clicking on the module selection webpage and only see 1 course for me to choose. and I actually got 4 modules more to go…..

This is so F**K up. Ever since they change the semester system, everything is in a mess. Argh…. Will only get my degree at end of 2007. Damn….