Singapore Fireworks Festival is back.

Sat, 5 Aug 2006:
Team ITALY by Mr Francesco AMBRICO of Magic Events.

Tue, 8 Aug 2006:
Team SINGAPORE by Mr Hery NG of Spectaworks Pte Ltd.

Fri, 11 Aug 2006:
Team NEW CALEDONIA by Mr Charles GERMAIN of Inter-Dis SARL.

Sat, 12 Aug 2006:
A Complimentary Musically Choreographed Fireworks Display by the French Team of Singapore Fireworks Festival 2004.

All shows begin at 9pm at Marina Bay.


I went to search for the definition of evening gown after seeing the one wore by Miss Universe Singapore.

From wikipedia: An evening gown or gown is the general name given to a lady’s dress worn to a formal affair.

I don’t know how did this ever gets classified as evening gown. Its not even formal at all. It reveal too much flesh till a point that it makes the wearer look slutty instead of elegant. Yes, she got good figure, but showing off the figure is during the swimsuit segment. Not the evening gown segment.

What the heck is the designer thinking?

Got into a math debate with a colleague today.
Question:
Product A cost $0.05 per minute. Find the cost for 15 second.

0.05 / 60 * 15

Using Calculator, she got 0.012499999……
Using Excel, I get 0.0125

So she claims that calculator is more accurate because it gives you more decimal points….

But it doesn’t make sense. How could a caculator be more accurate than Excel? And 0.05 / 60 * 15 is also equal to 0.05 / 4 which gives you 0.0125

So why does the calculator give 0.01249999 instead of 0.0125?
0.05 / 60 will be rounded off when you use calculator. Then you times 15 on something that has been rounded, of cos the result will not be accurate.

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Don’t understand why some people likes the physical caculator so much. There are so many thing that need to be caculated at 1 shot. All the raw data are already in excel and the formula is more or less the same. Instead of keying them one by one on the caculator, why not just use excel?

Besides, excel is 100% more accurate than caculator.

Lesson we learnt today:
Being slow and steady doesn’t means you’ll always be correct.
Being fast doesn’t mean you’ll be wrong.

Its been a long time since I was assigned a task that I excel in. Ever since I was transfered to another sub team, I’ve been doing new stuff that I’m not familar with. The feeling of being unsure of many thing that I do isn’t great. Sometimes feel so shitty because I just don’t understand how a lot of things work. Can be quite demoralising sometimes.

When I saw the email saying we need to do that task that I excel in, I was kinda delighted. Its been a long time since I’m assigned with something that I know exactly what I doing and feel that I’m in total control. Its sort of like an ego booster.

The task has been completed. The after-feeling is great.

Now, back to the new stuff that I’m not familar with.