I didn’t notice that I’m suppose to chair the meeting until the day before the meeting itself. You see, normally it is my sub teamlead who chair the meeting. But she put me in charge of this request this time round. It didn’t occur to me that it also means chairing the meeting.

It was a simple request, thus I didn’t know what to prepare before hand. And perhaps it is because I was under prepared, that why I don’t really know what to say. And I committed the worst mistake anyone can ever commit when making a presentation…. over using of the word “eeerrr….”.

Serious. And the worst thing was, I actually knew I was over using the word “eeerrr…” but I just couldn’t stop myself from doing it. I notice that I was actually using the “eeerrr….” time to think about what to say next. I was presenting my points and thinking to myself “Hello DK, stop saying eeerrr”. But I can’t.

This is bad…. very bad. I used to be able present things without much problems. I think it is because of lack of practice. Lack of chance to do public speaking. Need to do something about it.

Still trying to figure out what is she trying to say. Iraq? South Africa? Who mentioned anything about them?

Or did she prepared for a question that require Iraq and South Africa as answer? Hmmm…..

Or is she trying to demonstrate why 1/5 of Americans cannot read maps?

Someone challenged me to finish the You Crazy What?! burger by myself last Tuesday. It is not just a plain You crazy what?! burger. It’s a cheese You Crazy What?! burger set meal to be exact.

The burger was huge. 450grams of beef, covered with cheese and lots of fries. The height of the 3 beef patty stacked together is enough to scare you.

How can anyone finish that?

I start slow…. taking each bite slowly to enjoy the taste. The burger taste great, especially with the cheese. But its going to be damn filling.

10 minutes later, I completed 1 patty.

Pause to take some picture and take a break. Had a short walk to the drink stall to get some water to flush down the meat. It is going to be a long night.

I picked up some speed and finished the 2nd patty within 8 minutes.

Was beginning to struggle at the end of the 2nd patty. Left with 1 last patty. The 3rd patty is the toughest. Couldn’t really get it down. Spend 15 minutes trying to eat 1/2 of the patty.

At this point, I am beginning to feel the patty stacking in my throat already. Really can’t take much more. Tried drinking more water to flush the meat down, but it is not helping much. A walk to the toilet to exercise myself also didn’t help much.

At last, I surrender. Couldn’t take it anymore. Don’t want to puke out the food or over stuff myself. I throw the white flag.

I stopped here.

It wasn’t that bad. The patty is gone. Left with some fries, bread and veg.

So final score, DK 0 – 1 You crazy what?! burger.

PS: I’m not going to eat another You crazy what?! burger for the next 6 months. You all want to jio me go Botak Jones still can, I’ll have anything but You Crazy What?! burger.

There will be a total lunar eclipse tomorrow (28 Aug 2007). Looks like a big event with discovery channel doing live streaming of the eclipse. Cool huh?

We will not be able to see the entire eclipse in Singapore. But if we are lucky, we should be able to see the total eclipse for roughly 10 minutes and see the ending partial eclipse.

Below are the timing to take note if you want to view the eclipse.

Partial Eclipse Starts: 1552hr
Total Eclipse Starts: 1837hr
Singapore Moon Rise: 1910hr
Total Eclipse Ends: 1922hr (2 degree above ground level)
Partial Eclipse Ends: 2023hr (17 degree above ground level)

(Note: All timing is in Singapore time. GMT +8)

The moon will rise at 1910hr on 28 Aug. The total eclipse will end around 1922hr and we will see the moon slowly get out of the eclipse between 1922hr to 2023hr. Try looking towards the eastern horizon tomorrow evening.

Oh ya…. and pray for a cloud-less evening.

Was listening to Olivia’s version of “Sometimes when we touch” in her latest. Her voice are sweet and really bring out the emotions of this song. Love it a lot. Been putting the song on repeat for the whole night. The song brings back some sweet memories.

Too bad I couldn’t find Olivia’s version in youtube.

Dan Hill – Sometimes When We Touch

You ask me if I love you
And I choke on my reply
I’d rather hurt you honestly
Than mislead you with a lie
And who am I to judge you
On what you say or do?
I’m only just beginning to see the real you

And sometimes when we touch
The honesty’s too much
And I have to close my eyes and hide
I wanna hold you til I die
Til we both break down and cry
I wanna hold you till the fear in me subsides

Romance and all its strategy
Leaves me battling with my pride
But through the insecurity
Some tenderness survives
I’m just another writer
Still trapped within my truth
A hesitant prize fighter
Still trapped within my youth

And sometimes when we touch
The honesty’s too much
And I have to close my eyes and hide
I wanna hold you til I die
Til we both break down and cry
I wanna hold you till the fear in me subsides

At times I’d like to break you
And drive you to your knees
At times I’d like to break through
And hold you endlessly

At times I understand you
And I know how hard you’ve tried
I’ve watched while love commands you
And I’ve watched love pass you by

At times I think we’re drifters
Still searching for a friend
A brother or a sister
But then the passion flares again

And sometimes when we touch
The honesty’s too much
And I have to close my eyes and hide
I wanna hold you til I die
Til we both break down and cry
I wanna hold you till the fear in me subsides